Southwest Modern Blog Hop



(copyright Lucky Spool Media, LLC: 2017 Kurt Griesbach)

Hey friends!  I am so excited today to share a little about Kristi’s (@initialkstudio on Instagram, ) new book with you.  She had me at pretty pictures, travel info and minimalist modern designs.  The deal was cinched when I got to meet the author at the latest Quiltcon.  Kristi is sweet, humble and a hard worker.  I love all of the above.

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There are so many great designs to pick from in this book.  I settled finally on her Chimney Trail pattern and used some fabric I had indigo dyed last year.  I love the organic vibe the hand dyed fabric brings to the very geometric design and think it stays true to the Southwestern theme.




I backed the quilt with white quilting cotton and machine quilted horizontal lines.  At the last minute I decided to add some randomly spaced vertical stitching with traditional sashiko thread and needle.  I ran out of time to hand quilt as densely as I would like but will probably add some more with time.  There were a few blocks leftover when I was done that I decided to stitch together and made up some organic pillows.  I can see this combo being well used in the summer weather.





Kristi’s designs are beautiful to gaze upon and her instructions make them easy to make. I am excited to share a book with one blog reader.

To enter:
1. Follow me (@entropyalwayswins ) and @initialkstudio on instagram
2. You must comment on the blog post to be entered to win. Bonus entries occur for those who comment on my Instagram post.

3. The winner will be announced Monday, March 12th at 5 pm.

Be sure to catch all the amazing bloggers and amazing makes in the blog hop and join in for more chances to win the book.

Also note, that Kristi is having a Grand Prize Giveaway at the end of the blog hop courtesy of the following sponsors.

1. Signed copy of Southwest Modern by Lucky Spool

2. FQ bundle by Robert Kaufman

3. FQ bundle by Me & You Fabrics

4. Southwest Modern Thread Collection by Aurifil


Best Luck!


57 thoughts on “Southwest Modern Blog Hop

  1. Lovely work as usual Hillary! Kristi is one of those designers that I can usually look at an original quilt and guess it was designed by her just by the clean modern look and her typical choice of solid colors. I would love to get my hands on a copy of her beautiful book. It is fun to see your personality added to the quilt by the unique fabric you used!

  2. I always love seeing your work! I love forward to making something from Southwest Modern, with a book win or not. But, hopefully with! 😉 Thanks for always being such a positive force and have a great day!

  3. The combination of Kristi’s clean, modern design and your beautiful hand dyed fabrics really add up to perfection. So love this. Thanks for offering a chance to win a copy of the book!

  4. The combination of Kristi’s clean, modern design and your beautiful hand dyed fabrics really add up to perfection. So love this. Thanks for offering a chance to win a copy of the book!

  5. I love everything about this quilt! I’ve been hoarding my hans dyed fabric, think i just foumd the right project! The pillows are extra fabulous! Amd sashiko too!!!💙💙💙💙

  6. I’ll jump on the band wagon and say that your hand-dyed indigo is perfect with this pattern, and makes me want to lay down on that bed and wrap all those clouds around me!

  7. I loved this book the first time I saw it. Your quilt and indigo fabrics are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  8. So, you whipped his together in the two weeks since QuiltCon? That means it must be a quick finish, which is what I could use right now.

  9. Boy, this one is right up my street. I love indigo dying, straight line quilting and sashiko stitching! You interpreted this design so beautifully with all of the above, and I am crazy for the pillow shams too!

  10. Your quilt and pillows are beautiful! I already follow @initialkstudio on Instagram and am a new follower of yours.

  11. The photos I’ve seen from this book are so awesome! The Southwest is our favorite vacation area. We especially love Santa Fe and always bring back something for our Iowa home to decorate. Your quilt is a great beauty with a SW feel!

  12. Your hand-dyed fabric combined with your sashiko hand quilting is so effective! The pillow shams are especially pretty.

  13. I love your quilt! Everything about your quilt and the pillow shams is perfection to me. Thanks for a chance to win the book. I am totally intrigued by it now. 🙂

  14. Love the use of hand dyed fabric…great choice. Might have to pull out my dye stash and get to work. Would love the book!!!!

  15. I’m loving your quilt even more after reading that you died your fabrics yourself! And I love the mixture of machine and hand stitching! 😍

  16. Oh wow I love your quilt, and matching pillow cases! I’d love to win a copy of this book, thanks for the giveaway.

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