Friday, March 20, 2015

Quilty Kind of Post


 
When my mail lady showed up yesterday with these quilt tops in need of frosting, I warned her that the following day would be two rolls of batting and that I would go pick it up if the call me.  (the post office is maybe 2 minutes from the house)  These rolls would fill up her jeep leaving no room for much else.
When I went into the post office to pick these up I could hear a worker from the back say, "those must be for our quilter."  It sure made my day.

The picture I took of this scrappy heart table runner of Jen's didn't turn out the best but I wanted to share anyway.   I loved the swirl heart frosting and cheerful colors!

This one is Jen's too.  I need pinks and reds in my stash if I'm ever to make such a cute piece quilt.  Perhaps one day with grandkids?  Hopefully...someday....

Nicole's mini quilt.  She chose just one large block to frost the whole quilt.  This is a Kim Diehl pattern called, "Laundry Day" from the Simple Whatnots club I believe.

I posted the above on my Instagram and boy did it spark interest!  This one belongs to Chris and she says the pattern is from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott called "Daisy Chain."  Chris used an older Moda line of fabrics called Roman Holiday and I frosted it with Cotton Puffs.  Simply Gorgeous!

Well darn...can't remember the name of this one now.  I want to say Jen told me it was a FQ Shop BOM.  It is cute and she should be able to get that binding on before Christmas!  Loop-D-Loop for frosting that looks like asterisk snowflakes.  (one of my favorite designs on holiday quilts)

Another one of Nicole's called "Rhubarb Whirl" from the book Home to Roost by Need'l Love.  The fabric colors match my home décor perfectly!
 
If you are on Instagram you can find me as quilthollow.  Yes, you might see some duplicates in posting here and there.  I found that many of my blog followers do not Instagram.  Another place you can find me is on Pinterest.
 
Happy Spring to all of you! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Drumroll...and the Winner


Post on blogs are better with photos, don't you think?  This beauty was recently "frosted" headed back home for some binding.  I'll share better photos soon.
 
Are you the winner of 3-Yard Quilt Favorites?  Drumroll please.....
 
#2 Vrooman's Quilts has won!  If you would please email me with your address I'll pop it in the mail to you!
 
Thank you to Donna Robertson at Fabric Café for donating her book!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Got Stash? 3-Yard Quilt Favorites Book Giveaway!


Awhile back I was scouring through Pinterest post and happened to see a really cute baby quilt.  I followed the link and discovered Fabric Café.  This was a fun surprise because they have some really cute kits for quick quilts and reasonably priced too.  As I was looking through the kits I found that most only required 3, one yard cuts of fabric.
 
Donna Robertson is the author and designer of 3-Yard Quilt Favorites.  She writes, " Whether you want to reduce your stash or purchase brand-new fabrics, there is no need to agonize over fabric selection and yardage requirements.  If you are out shopping and see a fabric you like, you will know you can finish a great quilt with 3, one yard cuts!"
 
Here is where I mention my two "girls" (DIL and youngest son's girlfriend) who are new quilters.  As all new quilters they find making fabric choices a tad overwhelming and want to make very simple quilts for gift giving family and friends.
 
As I'm reading through Donna's website and learn about her book and then I get really excited because how many one yard cuts of fabric had I built up in my own stash that are just lingering?  Oh yes, there was a time way before pre-cuts when we just bought fabrics as we "liked" them.  Tell me your not guilty of this as well?  A cute novelty here and there perhaps? 
 
I'm an experienced quilter and could likely look at the pictures of the quilts, do the math and make it my own...but what if I want to be lazy and just get it done quickly?  What about "my girls" who could use guidance and diagrams to follow?
 
So yep, bought one of Donna's books to share with "my girls."  The back of the book shows all the quilts they could whip up.

 
When I purchased my own copy,  Donna sent a spare to blog and giveaway.  I hope you will visit Fabric Café to see Donna's other books, fabrics, kits, free patterns etc.  Oh and Donna's blog can be found HERE.
 
To win your copy, simple leave a quick comment of some sort.  I'll announce winner Wednesday.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sweet P's Review and Giveaway!!!



Today is the last day of blog reviews.  Honestly, Paulette says it all best!  I hope you go on over, leave a comment to win your copy of Country Girl Modern.  Tell Paulette I sent you on over, she's an awesome gal and post fun stuff daily.  (Whew...how does she do it?) 

Rachel has emailed me for her winning copy, congrats to Rachel.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Is Friday the 13th Your Lucky Day?

The day is getting away from me and I know if you are here you are likely popping in to see if your name is the winner of Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken's new book, "Country Girl Modern."

You still have a chance to win a copy; Jo has been blogging daily here with some very sweet comments about each of the bloggers who have reviewed and blogged.

Before I announce the winner though....can I share with you Sue's Cozy Little Quilts blog?  She has some awesome pictures of "Lucy" a pattern by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie quilts.  She makes me blush and I sure appreciated her shout out!

OK...on to the winner....can you hear the drumroll?  Out of 170 entries - - Rachel Martin won!  So Rachel Martin, you have until March 14th 2pm to email me your address! (My email is found in my profile.)

Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Country Girl Modern Book Review and Giveaway!!!!

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!  WINNER IS RACHEL MARTIN.  THANK YOU!!!

When Jo Kramer told me that her and her daughter Kelli had a book in the making I was beyond excited for them!  I love the bond they share in not only family but quilting together!   One of the reasons  I've been following Jo's blog for years now is they are down to earth type folks.  I enjoy reading regularly about the day in the life of this farming family.  You can catch up with Jo and Kelli at Jo's Country Junction.

The cover of their book is true to who they are!  Quoted from the back of the book, "Bring a bit of country to your modern quilts!  The mother-daughter duo of Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken brings modern quilting to the country with these 11 updated quilts. From a quilt for a modern-day patriot to a vintage modern design to an Amish-inspired quilt, there is something here for every taste - country or city.  Inspired by country air, traditional roots and modern fun - see how fresh this Country Girl Modern can be!"

....and quilters...I do believe after looking through their book the quote above sums it all up perfectly!

May Flowers is the one that caught my eye straight away.  This pattern takes up 12 pages in the book and with good reason!  There are plenty of easy to read, clear and concise diagrams to follow as they show you step-by-step.

Kansas City Star Quilts did a fantastic job with the publishing and photography too!  The "feel" of the book and I do mean "touch type feel" is very nice for hands to hold and thumb through.


I snapped a photo to show you a few more quilt titles from the book.  You may also see more here.

Here is a list of the blog book tour dates and places to visit.  There are numerous chances to win your very own copy!

March 7th Country Threads
March 8th Michelle's Romantic Tangle
March 9th Quiltville
March 10th Patchwork Times
March 11th Quilt Hollow
March 12th Moda's Cutting Table
March  12th Confessions of a Fabric Addict
March 13th Julie K Quilts
March 14th Sweet P Quilting and Creations

Interested in winning an autographed copy of your own?  Simply leave me a comment.  I'll announce the winner Friday, March 13th.  Could that be your lucky day?  Be sure to check back to see if you are the winner!  (you may want to follow my blog)  If I don't hear within 24 hours of my announcement another name will be drawn.

Jo and Kelli have gone one step further with opening up their very own book sales site and would love to autograph your copy!  You can find more information and awesome photos of their book at Shop Jo's Country Junction.

Thank you Jo and Kelli for asking Quilt Hollow to participate in your very first book blog tour!  I wish you both much success!