Category — Blog Hop
This week Katie, Lee and I are hosting a fun little party to celebrate the release of Vintage Quilt Revival. If you are a regular visitor, you probably already know that our book is based on 20 classic quilt blocks. Each block is used not only in 3 different samplers, but in its own individual project as well.
This week, we’ve asked 20 awesome bloggers to share a block they created out of the book. In the last month, after they sewed they blocks, they mailed them back to us to combine into 3 special charity quilts. Katie, Lee and I will be sharing those on Friday.
I hope you will follow along and check out all the talented individuals who created blocks!
I hope you end the week feeling inspired!
January 13, 2014 6 Comments
Welcome to the final stop on the Alison Glass Sun Print and Clover Sunshine Blog Tour! I was lucky enough to spend the last week working with some beauties from both of Alison’s latest lines. I really love the color palette she created with these prints. And text lovers rejoice – there is an entire rainbow of text prints.
I decided to pair my fabrics light print/dark print and create Shoo Fly blocks. These are really simple, striking blocks. Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k. handmade has a tutorial for making a 12″ square. Mine are slightly smaller 9″ finished blocks, so instead of cutting 4-1/2″ individual squares I cut 3-1/2″ ones.
Even though I’m the last stop of the blog hop, if you haven’t visited everyone else be sure to check them out for inspiration!
For one of you lucky readers, there is also a giveaway today on my blog! Just leave one comment for a chance to win a fat quarter stack of a colorful selection of Alison’s fabrics (similar to below) and a copy of her pattern, Color Plus.
Good luck everyone! I’ll pick a winner Sunday evening, October 13th.
++++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++++
The winner is #262, Linda Crawford! Linda said “Love these fabrics, what great colors. Love your shoo-fly too. Thanks for hosting such a great give away.”
Thank you Linda and I hope you enjoy your fabric and pattern! I’ll be in contact for your mailing information. Thank you all for your comments and visiting!
October 11, 2013 312 Comments
Welcome everyone to my stop on the NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge! The NYC MOD Quilt Guild has partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Interweave and Juki to challenge you to show everyone your creative spin on this classic pattern.
The Double Wedding Ring Quilt is a pattern that is probably on many quilter’s bucket lists. It wasn’t really a block I ever thought I would make, but when Victoria Findlay Wolfe asked if I was interested in giving it a try and joining the blog tour, I couldn’t resist saying yes.
I decided to dig into my Anna Maria Horner fabric stash and pair the prints with ivory and blacks for the background and cornerstones. I’m using EZ Quilts Double Wedding Ring Templates that can be found at Simplicity or your local quilt shop. I’m pairing the templates up with this tutorial.
Initially I was going to do a single ring mini quilt, but cutting these pieces out was sort of addicting, so now I’m not sure what size I will end up making. Time to practice my sewing of curves!
To play along, simply make a Double Wedding Ring quilt that falls into one of the following categories:
SMALL: ONE RING! Easy! size: under 20″ or smaller… This is a great way to play and learn your curves, and try your own version of making this fun design!
TRADITIONAL: 4 rings or larger… Make the traditional double wedding pattern by using the template and your choice of fabrics…not straying to far from the traditional style. Four rings or larger for this category… must have three layers and bound.
MODERN: 4 rings or larger… ANYTHING GOES! How can you interpret the double wedding ring, put a MODERN spin on a traditional design? Piece it, applique, fuse, whole cloth? Possibilities are ENDLESS!!! No rules other then, it must have three layers and bound.
Then visit the challenge page to upload your finished quilt image. The deadline is December 1, 2013. There are tons of sponsors and great prizes for the winning quilts.
If you’d like a chance to win the templates I’m using for this quilt, just leave one comment in this post. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday night.
And be sure to continue visiting along with the blog hop, there’s bound to be some great inspiration!
Amy Ellis – http://amyscreativeside.com
Faith Jones – Me!
Jenny Cameron – http://Fiberlosophy.blogspot.com
Jane Davidson – http://quiltjane.blogspot.com
Good luck and happy sewing everyone!
++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++
The lucky winner is #115, Kathi! Congratulations and I will email you for your address.
I loved reading that so many of you will be joining in the fun! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
July 10, 2013 215 Comments
Today I’m very happy to have the chance to participate in the Threadbias Blog Tour. Threadbias is an online community built just for you – fabric lover, sewist and quilter. You can create a fabric library, browse and upload projects, participate in discussions and using the new, subscription based Quilt Design Tool…digitally design your next quilt!
This web-based tool is super easy to use. I spent some time over the weekend playing with it to mock up a quilt design. I’ve had flying geese on the mind, so I thought I’d try my hand at making a quilt top.
Creating a new project is very straightforward. I love how the program auto-saves as you are working so you don’t need to worry about losing your project if, say, your 4 year old decides to hit the on/off button on the power strip where your computer is plugged in. Not that THAT has ever happened around here…
Using the Line Tool, I easily created my first Flying Geese Block.
I quickly copied and pasted to create a column of 4 Flying Geese.
Then I filled in the geese with fabric that I had added to my “fabric stash” library, via the Threadbias website. This is my favorite part. I love to be able to see how the fabric will look in the design.
Once I had my set of 4 Flying Geese, I locked them together as 1 block. This made it easy to copy and paste them as a group, and create my quilt top quickly.
So have I gotten you excited? If you are looking for a new, convenient, affordable way to start designing your quilts, I highly encourage you to check out the Threadbias Quilt Design Tool.
Be sure to keep up with the rest of the tour – some stops have giveaways!
Tuesday, March 26 – Don’t Call Me Betsy
Wednesday, March 27 – Generation Q Magazine
Thursday, March 28 – The Sometimes Crafter
Friday, March 29 – Diary of a Quilter
Monday, April 1 – Swim, Bike, Quilt
Tuesday, April 2 – Me!
Wednesday, April 3 – West Coast Crafty
Thursday, April 4 – Sew, Mama, Sew!
Friday, April 5 – Alison Glass
Saturday, April 6 – Pink Castle Fabrics
Sunday, April 7 – Ellison Lane Quilts
April 2, 2013 27 Comments