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Optical Illusions

Welcome to the blog hop party for Optical Illusions Innovative Designs for the Modern Quilter! I was asked to participate by the lovely Tia Curtis who’s quilt Tropical Storm is one of nine fantastic quilt designs!

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Tia’s was inspired by an illusion she found online but decided to simplify it so she would not have a headache the entire time she worked on it. The result is a gorgeous half square triangle quilt with a few fun pops of color.

CurtisI’m going to be a book nerd and gush about how lovely the cover of this book feels under the fingertips! It is made out of a beautiful matte cover stock and feels great in the hands.

Do yourself a favor and check out Tia’s site, I am in love with her quilting, this one is beautiful! If I ever get our bed quilt pieced, I think I am going to send it to Tia with very little directions. Tia has generously given me a Cotton + Steel fat quarter bundle to give away to one lucky reader to celebrate Optical Illusions release! Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! I enjoyed reading your sources for inspiration.


Thank you, Tia! I’m making it simple this time, no Rafflecopter to sign in to or anything else. Just leave me a comment telling me what has been inspiring you lately. The giveaway will be closing on Sunday, November 16th at 9pm EST and I’ll give Mr. Random the honor of picking the winner. I’m looking forward to being inspired by your inspiration.

Congratulations to the winner, Mary D. who said, “I have several pieces of fabric in stash and find now that I want to upgrade my stash with new prints and colors. I have been all over blog world looking for inspiration to use up my older stash. In the process more fabric pieces have found their way into my stash. Will there ever be enough time to pet, feel and use it all?” Mary, look for an email from me soon.

Check out the rest of the blog hop for chances to win some great giveaways!

Nov. 3
My Stars
Deb Rowden

Nov. 4
My Stars
Angela Walters

Nov. 5
My Stars
Penny Layman

Nov. 6
My Stars
Melissa Corry
Lily’s Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop

Nov. 7
My Stars on behalf of Mary Kay Fosnacht & Karen Hansen

Nov. 10
My Stars
Jamie David

Nov. 11
My Stars
Tia Curtis
Tammie Schaffer

Nov. 12
My Stars
Katie Larson

Nov. 13
My Stars
Jenifer Dick
Trisch Price

Nov. 14
My Stars
Jessica Toye
Jacquie Gering
Shea Henderson

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