Posted by pamela on Sunday, July 15th, 2012

It's Today! Today is The Day!

And I am late. Blame Godzilla.  Blame Ultraman.

DEFINITELY blame Ultraman.  He was running around the hotel in a frenzy this morning, and that made it hard to concentrate.  But I will not be stopped in my quest to celebrate Ms. Sassaman.  Not by Ultraman, Deadzilla, not Mothra, and certainly not King Ghiddora. (I'm with my family at Godzilla Fest, for those who might not know.) But let us not tarry.  Monsters and Heroes alike can wait as it is:

July 15! Jane Sassaman Day at Del Ray Fabrics. I've been anticipating this day for weeks- ever since I got my hot little hands on Jane's new book, Patchwork Sassaman Style.  

I love Jane Sassaman.  Her quilts, her fabrics, her very self.  The Kaleidoscope quilt (which is in the book) was one of the first quilts I ever made.  I saw the picture in a magazine and fell in love.  Upon seeing it, one of my oldest and dearest friends fell in love with it too, so I gave it to her.  (Of course I made sure I had enough fabric to make another.  I'm not crazy.)  It was on her bed for years and years until it finally started to fall apart.  (Most likely because I hadn't quite mastered binding when I made it. Don't tell her.)  I've also made the Lone Star quilt from a picture on Jane's Blog - and that pattern is here in this book too. So after hearing my endless bragging and preening about these JS-inspired creations, everyone here was ready to show me up and make their own project.  The book shows many ways to use Jane's fabric - and actually, all large incredibly beautiful prints - to make stunning quilts that will amaze and awe your friends.  And best of all, she gives such easy to follow instructions that the quilts come together quickly and easily.  Cindy decided to make the Broken Star quilt in a combination of Early Birds and Sunshine and Shadow with this result:

It took her no time at all.  

Michelle started cutting strips of Early Birds and laying them out to make this simple but dramatic quilt from the book:

And YOU TOO can make a gorgeous quilt!  In honor of this Very Special Day, we are giving away a copy of the book along with 2 yards of Jane's Strawberry Serenade fabric from her Early Birds collection.  Just leave a comment on this blog and the winner will be chosen by random. Or Ultraman, if I can run him down.