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30 Quilts for 30 Years: Smithereens + Giveaway

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And the winner is Bee (bu_______@gmail.com) whose loves Medium Grey (don’t we all?!). I’ve sent you an email Bee! Thanks everyone for sharing your favorites.

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Smithereens is what happens when crazy meets crazy. The description for this one is quite appropriate and sums it up nicely:

Emily likes to play with rotary cutters much like Edward Scissorhands likes to play with hedge trimmers. ‘Smithereens‘ is what happens when Emily and her rotary cutter meet a roll-up. Much chaos ensues.

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The Summer 2014 Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton colors were fresh and new when this project started and I couldn’t wait to play with them. The best way to play with that many new colors all at once is with pre-cuts of course. Add in a background color and ta-da! After laying out the triangles, I auditioned backgrounds. I seem to make most quilts with White, Snow, Natural, Parchment, etc backgrounds. I really do try to branch out but that rarely seems to happen of late. So one day I sat there in Illustrator and went through every bold color in the Kona line. Regal was the winner… with a vibrant orange as the second choice. The result was Smithereens … maybe this will make me stop using white as a background in every quilt.

The Smithereens pattern is available in the shop.

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For the Giveaway: One lucky person will win a charm pack of the Emily Cier Designer Palette (oh wait, that’s me!) from Robert Kaufman and a copy of Smithereens from me. To enter, comment below sharing your favorite go-to Kona color. Comments will close 10am (pacific) Tuesday, December 2.

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Speaking of the Emily Cier Designer Palette, the projects that accompany it are in the shop and available for pre-order now. Color Continuum no. 03 is also available from Amazon. Lots more details on Color Continuum no. 03 and Percolate this Wednesday!
 

Check out all the other beautiful quilts from the 30 Quilts for 30 Years!

Week 1:
Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko
Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane
Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks
Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs
Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon
Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:
Sunday, November 9th: Alex of Teaginny
Monday, November 10th: Darlene Zimmerman
Tuesday, November 11th: Nichole Ramirez with Aurifil
Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts
Thursday, November 13th: Lee of Freshly Pieced
Friday, November 14th: Julie of Jaybird Quilts
Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of The Quilt Engineer

Week 3:
Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman
Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy
Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells
Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments
Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl
Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:
Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Monday, November 24th: Carrie Strine
Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of Stitched in Color
Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of Lady Harvatine
Saturday, November 29th: Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:
Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman
Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!

7 Year Anniversary Sale!

A little over seven years ago I had a crazy idea. Over the past seven years I’ve sewn hundreds of quilts, published 75 individual patterns, published three books through traditional routes and self-published three more books.

For a little celebration, seven of the most popular Carolina Patchworks patterns will be on sale for $7 each for 7 days.

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Emily has been temporarily dislocated (somewhat out of the office)

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Emily took a wrong turn on the way downstairs and found herself at the hospital, where they mistook her for a patient and operated on her shoulder. While she’s recuperating, replies may be slower than usual and orders will take a few days longer to ship out. She’ll be back to capacity in a few weeks.

Or in other words: Emily fell. Surgical repair. Shipping and emails slow. Back to normal soon.

Friday 9/19 Update: Orders went out Tuesday and today. I got through some emails but not all. One handed typing is not fun! Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday 9/24: More mail out!

Monday 10/6: Mail went out twice last week and will again today. I’ll be back to the normal shipping schedule by the end of the week.

introducing: no. 075 — Smithereens

New pattern — Smithereens — in the shop this week featuring Robert Kaufman‘s newest Kona colors.

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Emily likes to play with rotary cutters much like Edward Scissorhands likes to play with hedge trimmers. ‘Smithereens’ is what happens when Emily and her rotary cutter meet a roll-up. Much chaos ensues.

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Uses one roll-up plus background yardage.

Finished quilt size: 70″ x 86″

Quilting by Angela Walters.

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introducing: Color Continuum — no. 02 Polychromatic

snood from color continuum -- no. 02 polychromatic

snood from color continuum — no. 02 polychromatic

Color Continuum — no. 02 Polychromatic, a new book with five modern polychromatic (rainbows!!) quilt projects is here! All of the projects are precut friendly and would work wonderfully with scraps too.

In quilts, as in life, few things are more important than color. Color evokes a mood, color sets a contrast, color is the spark that can make the everyday — extraordinary. Color Continuum is an exploration of how different approaches to creating a unique palette for a quilt can imbue it with emotion or suggest anything from an everyday scene to a classic painting.

Available for pre-orders in the Carolina Patchworks store with signed copies scheduled to begin shipping August 29th. Also available on Amazon.

Color Continuum — no. 02 Polychromatic will be available on Amazon and all the international Amazon sites but not for another week or so. I will update with a link here once it works its way through the system.

In no 2. polychromatic, pure white light is split into its intrinsic components: the rainbow. This most elemental of natural phenomena provides, with a basis deep in optics, provides the most fundamental organization of the color spectrum. Yet at the same time its ends are found deep in our collective imagination, evoking a powerful sense of wonder and beauty. It’s no surprise, then, to find that it can be applied in innumerable ways to give the same fantastic charm, simultaneously peaceful and lively, to our creations. This volume explores this idea, imbuing a set of five quilts with every portion of the spectrum short of a pot of gold.

discord from color continuum -- no. 02 polychromatic

discord from color continuum — no. 02 polychromatic

delilah from color continuum -- no. 02 polychromatic

delilah from color continuum — no. 02 polychromatic

megapixel from color continuum -- no. 02 polychromatic

megapixel from color continuum — no. 02 polychromatic

Inspired by our Technicolor Yawn Bedroom.

bubble tree from color continuum -- no. 02 polychromatic

bubble tree from color continuum — no. 02 polychromatic

A glimmer of color along a dreary Seattle skyline.

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detail of snood from color continuum — no. 02 polychromatic

Angela Walters did the quilting on four of quilts. Amazing work once again!

detail of delilah from color continuum -- no. 02 polychromatic

detail of delilah from color continuum — no. 02 polychromatic

One more teaser… notice that it was no. 01 and now no. 02? Vague, random Instagram pictures already started because there might just be a no. 03.

But for now, we’ll enjoy another wonderful release that is totally me. More pictures over the next week over on Instagram!

emily cier.

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