It is so hard to keep secrets. Especially when you are so excited you can barely contain yourself. FINALLY! I can reveal this little secret. My Modern Gem’s is in the current issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. (Squeal of joy! Wild happy dance!) To share my joy I’m having a giveaway.
But first let me tell you a little about this quilt. My dad is a rock hound. He makes beautiful jewelry that my daughter and I are often the recipients of. He has passed this love onto my daughter. In fact when she was little she once brought me a metal lunch box full of rocks her grandpa had given her She had sprayed them with water. She said, “Smell this! It’s my favorite sent! Wet rocks!” We still laugh at that.
As a tribute to my dad I designed this quilt. The shapes remind me of the stones he cuts for jewelry. It is made with Flow by Zen Chic for Moda. (Yep, I’m a big Zen Chic fan)
Now for the giveaway details.I have two McCall’s Quick Quilts featuring Modern Gems. There are many ways to enter this giveaway. One, leave a comment here. Two, like Aunt Em’s Quilts on Facebook. Three, follow emsscrapbag on Instagram. Four, share this post through your social media hashtag auntemsquilts. That’s it four ways to win! Good luck everyone! I’ll pick a winner next Friday.
It's sew pretty!
So soothing. I can feel the love from the quilt. BTW I love the coloration.
Love the fabric. Just bought my first Zen Chic
Don't you just love a creative family…. I want to play with "gem" colors with this quilt. Or rock colors!
beautiful!!! and now I have to google that fabric line 🙂
Congratulations Emily! Lovely quilt!
LOVE this! And love the background story! 🙂
That is lovely, Em. Congratulations on the publication.
Beautiful quilt and neat story. Congratulations on being in the magazine and thanks for sharing.
love your quilts
looks great. congratulations!
I really love your quilt – the design, the colors, everything about it! You should be very proud. BTW, I found you through crazy mom quilts finish it up Friday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Great quilt, the gray makes the colors sing. Congratulations on being in one of my favorite magazines.
It's super eye-catching!
I, too, love Zen Chic! Your quilt is fabulous! I would love to win the magazine(Of course, your pattern)
Thanks for the opportunity!
Your Modern Gems quilt is so cheerful.
I like you on FB too.
Your Modern Gems quilt is awesome! Congrats on the publication in Quick Quilts. Also, thanks for giving us a chance at this generous giveaway.
What a pretty quilt. Congratulations on being published.
I followed on Facebook also.
Congratulations! Flow by Zen Chic is lovely.
wow, kudos to you! quite a feather in your patchwork cap! very nice pattern too…i see this in kaffe fassett prints….yum!
Love the new pattern. Every time I go to the bookstore and read quilting magazines ( I even buy them sometimes) and see one of your patterns I get a thrill. Thanks for the chance to win.
Congrats on your pattern—wow, you're a celebrity! Love the comment about "wet rock scents"–how cute. If I don't win, I'll just have to go buy the magazine, it looks fun!
It's a beautiful quilt, Emily – I love this pattern! Congratulations on being published!!!
Wonderful quilt. I love the pattern and color choices.
HOw lovely to design a quilt to honour your family. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the mag.
Congrats, and I love the quilt! I, too, am a rock hound ( and sea shells), though I have never smelled rocks. LOL. I love the brilliance of colors in wet rocks and shells. I passed my "rock love" down to my son who is a mining engineer.
I spent two great summers in a lapidary learning how to cut and polish stones. I loved it! I'm glad your daughter is learning it.
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I have 2 GDs who are constantly finding "beautiful" rocks. They place them around my flowers. Your quilt is very lovely and I would love to win the magazine!
I'm a Zen Chic fan too! I love the colours in your quilt. Congrats on the publication!
I love the design of your quilt and it's scrappy, just what I make, please let me win at least one give-away!
LOVE the story about the "wet rock smell"! Children are SO wonderful!
Thanks for the chance to win the magazine and congrats.
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What a terrific design, it offers so much flexibility in customizing it for someone. Congratulations on making the magazine!
What a beautiful tribute to your dad and daughter! Love this quilt with its bright colors and great design. I can see why they wanted to publish the design.
I also am following on facebook.
Love rocks. Nice quilt also.
Beautiful and like the rock story of the design
Beautiful and like the rock story of the design
Love the colors in this quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. Momoftana at yahoo dot com
My 9 year old loves rocks too. Beautiful quilt.
What a gorgeous quilt, and a fun story to go with it!
Congratulations! Modern Gems is beautiful!!
I liked your FB page
I'm following you on IG
Happy Father's day -sharing memories of him rock hunting and the love you share with your daughter for him.
BEautfiul quilt – and love the story behind it
I love your quilts. I need to give a quilt to a friend who has cancer. Maybe I will make your quilt!
Your quilt is very lovely. I too love rocks.
I love the grey background you used! I have some "Flow" and I'm going to do the same and use Grey!
Love the peaceful feeling of this quilt.
love it and its cool you went out of the norm black or white back grown…..Looks so nice in gray… happyness04431[at]yahoo.com
It is great to read inter-generational stories. I need to go smell some rocks.
Thank you for the opportunity to win a McCall's Quick Quilts magazine which features your Modern Gems!