Friday, February 12, 2016

Craftsy Sweetens Up My Quilting Life! Blog Hop and Slow Stitching

Pin basted, and ready to quilt! Finally.

We're still hoppin' and showing our love, but flu has hit this household. It means a minor change in plans for me, and a good reason to find something portable to stitch while playing nurse. Check it out below. But first, let's 'talk hop'.

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 Over $500 of Craftsy products!

Two more talented ladies are ready to show their discoveries on Craftsy.

Zenia at A Quilted Passion is enamored with FMQ and her review of three classes, "Start FMQ" with Elizabeth Dackson, "Secrets of FMQ" with Christina Cameli, and "Help! How Do I Quilt It?" with Angela Walters will open your eyes to the benefits.  Buy any of those classes through Zenia, and get 50% off for the next week! 

Jayne at Twiggy and Opal has a sweet heart deal from Craftsy to show you: her pressing/cutting mat and mini iron.  We quilters adore our tools!  Let Jayne point you in the direction of some pretty terrific finds!

Sweet Giveaway Details

Enter the Craftsy Giveaway here or through any bloggers in the hop. The main schedule can be found here or by the button in the sidebar.

Over $500 of free Craftsy products up for grabs

Boundless Solids Crown Jewels by Amy Gibson Quilt Kit - None

One entry per person.  Enter until Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 11:59 pm MST.  The winners will be announced Feb. 22 here and at mmm! quilts.

This project is based on Jen Kingwell's block 'Mrs. Bannister's Stars', but beyond the center has been add-as-you-go. It's been waiting for the perfect moment to finish. You may remember it starting here, the next post here, and adding borders here. Then I got sucked into the Moda Building Blocks quilt, and this beauty sat on a shelf.

No need to go into details when the fabrics are so varied, and so dear. There are pieces from Depression feed sacks...

...recycled dresses from the 1940's, and every decade to the present. The fabrics range from contemporary to traditional to modern. The initial goal of this quilt was to blend all of them without fussing. Would it work? I think it has. All that's left is the quilting.

Enjoy the guest bloggers, and stay healthy. 
I'll be keeping the chicken soup warm.

Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's sit and stitch.


Tish Stemple said...

Yummy, scrappy goodness. Hope everyone starts feeling better. Send warm and healing thoughts. Now time to appease my quilting sweet tooth and hope over to Zenia and Jayne's.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt! The vintage fabrics are fabulous and add so much to this pattern!

JoanG said...

I love the exuberance that adding fabrics from all time periods and styles adds to a quilt. This is a beauty!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt top!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Love your idea of combining fabrics through the ages in this one quilt. Does it work and how! Kudos on a beautiful quilt and I hope everyone in your family is feeling better soon. The flu always comes knocking when you have no time to greet it!

Ann said...

Beautiful Julie. The border looks great with those blocks!

Preeti said...

Such perfect point!!! Must have taken you forever. And your combinations do work beautifully.

Zenia Rene said...

Oh, this is a BEAUTY! I wish it was mine!!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Beautiful! I love all these fabrics mixed up together, heaps to look at!

Paige said...

The mix of fabrics is wonderful! They work so well together! Hope everyone is better soon!

Stitchin At Home said...

A lovely mix of scrappy goodness!

Lara B. said...

Julie that is the most beautiful scrappy quilt! The border is amazing with all those wonderful fabrics!