Saturday, July 12, 2014

A quilt in John Q. Adams book Beyond Neutral!

John Q. Adams is on of the nicest people you will ever meet.  My first meeting with him was brief and a am sure super confusing to him.  It was Quilt Market in Kansas City and I had been his secret swap partner for a pillow.  I made a New York Beauty with his favorite Tula Pink fabrics.  I brought the pillow with me to surprise him.  I spotted him and just walked right up and said something silly like, " Hi, I am Kim, here is your pillow!"  What a goober I am!  He looked at me and was like okay, LOL!

After that, we were friends on Facebook and I really very adore this guy so much that I have nicknamed him Grizzly.  A big bear of a softie, he is passionate about his children, his life and his quilting.  What is not to LOVE?

I was asked if I would be interested in testing a pattern for his book Beyond Neutral published by Martingale. and I said "ABSOLUTELY YES!"


This book is so lovely... the photos are taken in settings that are serene.  Natured based and broken down into sections like " Wind and Sky" and "Earth" every quilt in this book has a connection to the elements.

All instructions are supported by excellent graphics to make sure you can see every step clearly. This book is for every level of quilter.   I was able to assemble Glimmerglass in about a week with Spring Break interruptions from the kids ;o)

Here is the quilt that Katy and I lovingly nicknamed Ladybug Lanterns.  It is all Tula Pink prints that included a BUNCH of ladybugs and the background is shot cotton.  Katy's nickname is ladybug so we are pretty crazy about this one!



And it was so amazing to see my name on the same page as Angela Walters...I may faint!



I think I will be making "Cayucos" next but with so many fantastic options it is hard to decide.


Glacier Bay
I hope you will be adding this book to your quilting library soon

4 comments:

Busy Little Quilter said...

I love all of the quilts you shared. I listened to John on Pat Sloan's radio show for American Patchwork and Quilting. He was great to listen to, and I like his ideas for using colors in nature.

I love how you two met.

Gene Black said...

John is a nice guy on the internet for sure. I would love to meet him in person. I think he embodies the phrase "Carpe Diem"

The book looks like a wonderful addition.

Katy Cameron said...

No idea what you mean about randomly walking up and announcing yourself to people at Market. Nope, not one little bit... ;o)

Lovely quilts anyway :o)

Michele said...

I really like your version and I can't wait to see this book in person.

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