One of the hardest things about writing a book was not being able to tell anyone what I was doing. Luckily for me, the fabulous Jessica Levitt was also hard at work on her first title for Stash Books, so we did the secret handshake and got to do a little private cheering for each other.
Of course, that just made it all the more painful to have to wait for her book to come out. I have been a Jessica fan since meeting her at a pre-Market party in Pittsburgh in 2009, where I got a sneak peek of what was to be her first line of fabric for Windham. I dream of throwing the kinds of parties she gives her family and her blog post about “glamping” made me want to run right out and buy a camper. So, yes, the anticipation level at Casa Craft Addict for Modern Mix was sky high.
Let me tell you, it was definitely worth the wait. Better yet, why don’t I show you?
Twin String Quilt
Pebble Road Quilt
Modern Mix combines solid fabrics with amazing designer prints and Jessica has designed 16 projects to show off those fabrics to their best advantage. Paging through the book had me nodding my head, visualizing my family living with this quilt (Pebble Road, you will be mine) or seeing that bag on my arm (check out that Gradations Bag). I am itching to get started on a few of these projects!
I had the opportunity to ask Jessica a few questions as part of this stop on the Modern Mix blog tour. Read on for a little insight into her creative life and inspiration:
10/6/11 – Sew Mama Sew
10/7/11 – Jaybird Quilts
10/8/11 – Blue Nickel Studios
10/9/11 – Handmade by Alissa
10/10/11- Stop Staring and… Start Sewing
10/11/11 – Quilting is My Therapy
10/12/11 – Stitch Magazine Blog
10/13/11 – Oh Fransson
10/14/11 – Gen Q Magazine
10/15/11 – Quilt Dad
10/16/11 – Confessions of a Craft Addict
10/17/11 – Amy’s Creative Side
10/18/11 – Pink Chalk Studio
10/19/11 – Connecting Threads Blog
10/20/11 – Keepsake Quilting Blog
10/21/11 – Juicy Bits
Congratulations, Ali Hughes!