Welcome…

January 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Posted in general chatter, patterns | 2 Comments

to the first members of the Imagine That… community. I’m so pleased that you have joined us. Come along to the forums and introduce yourself. If you have a blog, let us know so we can visit you.

I hope you have visited the members area and downloaded your free pattern. Be sure to take a photo of it once you have made it. I’d love to see it in the gallery.

I’d like to feature one of the little quilts today. This one is Chelsea is a Princess and it was the very first Imagine That.. quilt that I made.

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For some time I had been developing the idea for these quilts with the photos of children on them. My quilting friends Kirsty and Flo had been very supportive and offered my lots of encouragement. Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is take that very first step and these girls gave me the push that I needed to get going!

The things I love most about this little quilt are these purple flowers:

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They contrast so beautifully with the orange background.

I love her shoes:

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When my sister and I were little we always drew our ladies wearing elegant high heels like these!

Lastly, I love her crown:

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I used sparkly fairy frost fabric on this. I love the way it shimmers and I try to use it where ever I can, especially on quilts for children.

I hope you’ll enter the competition to have a quilt made for you using the photograph of a little one in your life. Don’t be shy, just read below, link to the post on your blog and leave a comment. I’ll draw the competition on the 1st of February.

Good luck everyone!

Happy quilting, Tracey

Hello world!

January 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Posted in competitions, introductions | 34 Comments

Welcome to my brand new venture – Imagine That… quilts.

I am Tracey and I am a quilt designer.

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This blog supports my website – imaginethatquilts.com, where you can view and even purchase patterns of my designs. You can also view my designs here by clicking on the Patterns link at the top of the page.

The Quilts:

So… what are Imagine That… quilts? They are a new concept in quilted wallhangings for children. I have created imaginary scenes around a photograph of a child’s face printed onto printable fabric . In these quilts your child can be anything that they imagine – a pirate, a fairy, an astronaut, a princess. The list is unlimited, just like the imagination of a child.

The quilts are quick and easy to make. Perfect for even the beginning quilter. They use applique, no piecing and are small enough to hang on a bedroom wall.

The look on the face of a child when you present them with their very own Imagine That… quilt is priceless. I started making these for my nieces and nephews and their squeals of delight have made every single stitch worthwhile.

The Website:

This is exciting!

Not only is the website the place where you can see and purchase patterns, it is also a place to let you interact with other quilters. Become a member and you can upload photographs of your completed Imagine That… quilts to the gallery. Be proud of your finished work and show it off to everyone! You can view the quilts of others and leave them a comment about their outstanding work. You can download free tutorials to help you make your Imagine That… quilt. You can ask questions and request advice via The Studio – the online forum for members of the Imagine That… community.

Once you are a member you will find free patterns and other bonuses in the Members area – join now it costs nothing and there’s a really sweet free pattern there already!

Here is the fabulous thing – when you purchase a pattern, you can have it straight away. You don’t have to wait for me to send it to you or look out for the mail delivery. The pattern is delivered to your profile as a downloadable PDF. You can just print it off yourself – straight away! You’ll find the patterns very detailed. All of the drawings are at the correct size – there’s no re-scaling on a photocopier needed. You can purchase and make your Imagine That… quilt all on the same day! Too easy.

I need to thank James, my website designer and a very patient man, who has done the most fantastic job setting this system up for me. You’ll find it quick and easy to navigate. You’ll find that making a purchase or a download, uploading your own photos and visiting the forum is very simple.

The Competition:

Oh, the excitement just continues!

The launch of a new venture needs a competition – one with a fabulous prize that YOU could win.

What is that prize? I will make you your very own Imagine That… quilt using the photograph of a special little person in your life. You can choose any design that you like.

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Your very own original Imagine That… quilt made by the designer! Who can resist a prize like that?

Want to enter? Here’s what you have to do. Simply write a post on your blog about this prize and link it back to here. Leave me a comment here to let me know that you have done it. If you don’t have a blog, that’s OK. Become a member of the Imagine That… quilts community, then leave me a comment to let me know you’ve done it and you can enter too. You can copy and paste the above photo to illustrate your blog post if you want to.

Using the power of connection between bloggers I hope we can spread the word about Imagine That… quilts far and wide. This competition will be drawn on the 1st of February, but don’t wait too long to get your entry in.

I am so looking forward to meeting all of you through the Imagine That… quilts community.

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