Thursday, April 16, 2015

Little gems blog hop and giveaway!

LittleGemsBlogHop
I’m SEW excited to be part of this blog hop
Martingale - Little Gems (Print version + eBook bundle)
When I heard that a fellow Island batik ambassador had authored a book with Martingale and wanted us/me to test a pattern and be part of the blog hop, I jumped right on it.
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I got a an e-book from Martingale and drooled over WHICH project I wanted to make, they were all so pretty!
I picked Star burst!


Martingale - Little Gems (Print version + eBook bundle)

Images from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, Martingale, 2015;  used by permission.  Photos by Brent Kane.  All rights reserved.

I had planned on bright batiks too and had a pile of FQs put aside, but then I started looking at the pile and I got the idea of purple and pinks!
Look at this lovely mess!! :)
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After I had made the wedges and sewn them together I laid them out a different way to see what it would look like as a triangle
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The corner circle wedge is appliquéd on and I ended up ironing the edges OVER the paper template after I had cut away the seam allowance.
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And VOILA! the block is done!
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And here’s the finished block
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I just used my walking foot and did sort of a SITD all the way around and then echo quilting on the background.
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Here’s the rest of the participants for the blog hop!

April 8        www.kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com   Quilt- Serenity
April 9        http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
April 10      www.conniekresin.com   Quilt-  Playing With Plaids
April 11      www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com   Quilt-  Spinners
April 12      www.sixgablesdesigns.blogspot.com   Quilt-  Daisy Daze
April 13      Ackfeld Wire hosted by www.kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com
April 14    www.tamarinis.typepad.com   Quilt- Forest Fire
April 15    www.teachpany.blogspot.com   Quiltt- Radiance
April 16    www.beaquilter.com   Quilt- Star Burst
April 17    www.onequiltingcircle.com   Quilt- Tranquility
April 18    www.islandbatik.com/news   Quilt- Cotton Candy

And would you like to own your own e-book copy???
Martingale is offering ONE to give away for each of the participants…..
I just have one question for you.
By looking thru the book here, if you had this book, which project would be the first one you’d make?
Comment below and make sure you are NOT a no-reply blogger, if you’re not sure, leave your email address on there.
I’ll pick a winner on the 20th.
Good luck.










80 comments:

Martina said...

Beautiful little quilt,wow! I am drawn to number three and 8.
Thanks so much!

GranChris said...

I like a lot of these. I'm drawn to the one you just did at the moment.

Julie said...

I would make the star burst first. Love your purple and pink version. Thanks for sharing.

Ellee said...

My first quilt for sure would be #6 in batiks! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Betsy said...

I love the primitive look of number 2 and the ability to use my scraps with it

Michele T said...

Wow! I love the colours of your mini quilt!! My favourite mini quilt in the book is #6... Love those colours especially!!

Anita said...

Black & White Delight (front page) is the one I prefer.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

not sure, but ai think, the pineapple one on the last page would be my first attempt.

Jeanie said...

I think I'd choose #11...a snail trail. Your little quilt is darling...great job!

Allison said...

I love numbers 8 and 12. But really they're all beautiful!

Susan L. said...

That's a tough question! I think I would probably like to make #14 first though.

Beth said...

I like the one that looks kind of like a granny square, so I think I would make that first. They are all lovely!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Wow is that beautiful Bea! The pink and purple looks so neat together!

Dee said...

I love them all, but probably begin with #8. Your rendition of the starburst is beautiful

Christine Regan said...

I actually love the star quilt that you did and would likely do this first,

Vicki in MN said...

I love a lot of them, but 3,10,16 would be my first choices-at least for today!! Yours is really cute too of course!

annmarie said...

Sew many cool minis to choose from. #8 would be my first choice although many others would quickly follow!

Angel and Kirby said...

When I first looked at the book, I picked Star Burst, too. There are so many that I want to make them all!

vwlady said...

I think I'd make #10 first. They are all great & would probably end up making all them! I'm addicted to mini's!

works4me said...

Love your version.

I would pick Star Burst to do first. Honest. :)

Lyn said...

my favorite is the one that isn't in the book. I think you get it online. But, they are all beautiful. Thanks so much, yours really looked great, but so hard to do.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

These Little Gems are all so cute! I think I like #13 - if I counted right - with the little pinwheels right now. Thanks so much for another chance to win! :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Brandy Pettit said...

Spinner is the most appealing to me, but they are all pretty nice.
~Brandy

Shawna said...

I am drawn to #16. I can see myself making most of the sooner or later. All are loveley

Nancy said...

I just cannot make up my mind!!! Too many cuties in there; but 3 or 8 would be my first choices. Pick me to win so I will have to decide LOL.

Calicojoan said...

Ohhhh, that one is too cool! LOVE it!

Laura said...

Oh, my too many lovely choices. But I'd choose starburst (image 15)to do first. Just so effective.

Barb said...

Wonderful......

Lynnette Lamance said...

#8 I think

Kathy said...

I can't decide between #8, #10, and #16!!! So I pick all three!

Pam said...

I love them all but I really want to make Playing with Plaids as a small memory quilt with my husbands shirts.

Susan Griffith said...

Oh, I love them all but I think I would do the snail trail first.

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

#2, #12, or #13. Kudos on the one you picked...it looks challenging!

Deb G. in VA said...

I love your little quilt! All the designs are so pretty, it's hard to chose one, but I think I would start with #8.

SBDavis603 said...

I really like your starburst, especially the colors you selected, but I have to go with the Red and White one. I love the tiny flying geese, it's directional quality and the sweet red buttons. Pick me! Pick me!

Allison CB said...

I love the third one! so cute!

Vicki H said...

I would probably start with 9, 10 or 16.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I would start with #11 Snail Trail in a scrappy color scheme.

Lisa Marie said...

I'd make the one in photo #8, with the pineapple block in the middle. And the pattern you made is one I would try as well. Yours is gorgeous!

teachpany said...

Great colors! I have the book, but want to make another one! The one with flying geese appeals.

Katharine Jenkins said...

I love the Black/White/Red Mini.

LJ said...

Starburst is a gorgeous little quilt and both color ways are wonderful. I'm rather partial to pink and purples - yours is great. Island Batiks are outstanding!

Lori said...

I would start with pages 3 and 16. Your purple rendition is lovely.

Gill said...

I like 5 and 10 best !!

Rhonda Davis said...

I would have to put each quilt name on a piece of paper then draw one out of the hat to start with.

Tumlaren said...

Hello! If I had the book I think I´ve done number 10 at first. I like it. Nice colour blue and white. /Titti

Anne D said...

I would make the flying geese one as I have a thing about flying geese at the moment.Thanks for the chance to win

Weezie said...

I would start with the purple jobbie. 13/16. Lov'in this book. Carolyn www.mtntop2@netptc.net

Clare said...

What a lovely book `Little Gems` is.
I can see these little quilts in different colour ways but my first one to start would be the triangle mini on page 12,then square in a square page 6. I like the plaid HST on page 2 as well. Happy Stitching.

VickiT said...

Bea ~ I really LOVE the little quilt you made and the choice of colors you've used. Beautiful work! That would be my 3rd choice.

My first choice would be #14 with the Little Windmills and RicRac. So cute.

My second choice is #5 with the Yo-yo's.

Sharon said...

I can't decide between #3, #10 or #15! They are all so cute!

Sherrill McKinnon said...

After looking at the pictures I really like the one with the flying geese (not sure of it's name)because of its unusual binding but I really think I like Serenity best.

Sallie said...

#6

jefferson said...

The one with the big buttons.

Maureeneh said...

I would make #11, the Snail's Trail pattern. I have always loved the way the pattern interlocks.
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Lu said...

I really like the block you created, it is very pretty. I would make the one on page 5 first and then the pattern you made on page 16. Thank you for a chance to win.

JANET said...

I like #12 the best. But there are at least 3 others that come in a very close second!

AlidaP said...

You did a great job! I would have picked number 13 or number 5. Thanks for the chance!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

There are so many cute ones, but I would probably make the plaid one with buttons or the blue and white one first--hard to choose!

cookie said...

I would love to do number 8. In my house it would look great! Nimble fingers flying fast, making making beauty sure to last.

Thanks!

My heart is here said...

I would make the star quilt first!
mmyheartishere@gmail.com

Cecilia said...

I would make star burst first. Your color choices are gorgeous!

Katkat said...

I actually looked at all the options and liked the one you picked also. Maybe it was the bright colors, but I also love the sun aspect of it.

Judy Magner said...

Hi Bea, I have been wanting to purchase this book. I love the little quilts. I like 2 and 8 the best.

giddy99 said...

I like the mini snail trail best!

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Susan Arnold said...

Thanks for the link to preview the book. When I saw the first one with all the plaids, I thought what a perfect way to use up my stash of them. Of course, there were many others in the book that looked attractive too! Hard choice!

Bonnie58 said...

i love the blue and white one as well as the snails tail one, although they are all gorgeous!!. thanks for sharing

Sylvia Anderson said...

love your mini quilt, so vibrant and modern. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Carol C Thomas said...

I like the flying geese. Definitely need a beginning level.

Jen Barnard said...

I don't know what it's called, but I'd make number 11, the snail trail one.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Kathy E. said...

I just love the little gem on p. 12 with the taupes and browns. I am usually such a bright color lover, but this really is beautiful to me! This would be my first project from the book.

Michele said...

I like, I like!

LeAnne said...

I'd make the flying geese block first. Then I'd have to make five other ones. They're all nice minis.

Denise said...

I love Cotton Candy, and would make this first

quilter said...

Page 12, cute pattern, love the colors also!
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apple blossom said...

hard decision on which I'd make first. probably #14

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Sally said...

Serenity will be my first one! Lovely job on your little gem!

Kathy H said...

I love the starburst and also the pineapple block.