Wednesday, October 28, 2015

You can quilt ! Blog hop


I was so excited to join this blog hop and was able to squeeze in at the last minute of sign ups, even though I didn’t want to have any deadlines in the fall, but I got my blocks done early enough that it wasn’t a problem at all!

I’ve followed Marlene’s blog for quite a while and she does amazing long arm quilting (I wish I was that talented!


My blocks are from Chapter 9 of the book: One patch blocks.

The book provides templates, so it was super easy to duplicate and cut out

Here’s one with Triangles


And one with Apple cores (it was hard to JUST do a block, I wanted to do a whole quilt once I got started!)

And don’t be afraid of curves.


And lastly a fun tumbler block.


All these blocks were made using fabrics from Island Batik (LOVE BATIKS!)


At the end of the blog hop we will randomly choose 4 winners.  Each winner will receive a copy of You Can Quilt! and a bundle of fabric.  There are two fat-eight bundles of Island Batik's Sweet Georgia Peach and two fat-eight bundles of a variety of Cotton and Steel prints that I used to make this Skill Builder quilt.  When we email the winners they will be able to indicate which bundle they would prefer on a first come, first serve basis.  Good luck!

Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to US residents.
If you would like to purchase a copy of You Can Quilt! you can get a signed copy from Marlene or Leila. It is also available through AQS (as a hard copy or e-book) and Amazon




a Rafflecopter giveaway


Here’s the line up of Blog hoppers in case you missed any

Oct. 9  -  1, Learning the Basics - Leila Gardunia

Oct. 12 - 2, Half Square Triangles - Tammy Silvers

Oct 14 -  3, Quarter Square Triangles - Connie Kresin Campbell

Oct. 16 - 4. Flying Geese - Maryellen McAuliffe

Oct 19 -  5. Wonky Blocks - Christine McCrann Martinez

Oct. 21 - 6. Improvisation - Connie Kauffman

Oct. 23 - 7. Foundation Paper Piecing - Joan Kawano

Oct. 26 - 8. Curves - Marlene Oddie

Oct. 28 - 9. One-Patch Blocks - Bea Lee

Oct. 30 - 10. Applique - Barbara Gaddy

Nov. 2  - 11. Inset Seams - Pamela Boatright

Nov. 4 – 12. Challenge Blocks - Linda Stewart Pearl

Nov. 6 – 13. Finishing – Marlene


Connie said...

Curves scare me too! Love that one!

Connie said...

Curves scare me too! Love that one!

Crickets Corner said...

Curves are my nemesis. I try not to do then unless the pattern is something I can't live without doing. At that point it's usually done with a lot of mumbling to myself about why I'm doing this pattern. Rina

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great blocks Bea and......beautiful batiks!!!

quilter said...

I can do curves, with a pattern to guide me, tried on my own, designing a block, big fail!

cjmont said...

i would like to learn free motion feathers.

anna brown said...

Ty for sharing i so love the

Sandy said...

I Love Your Batiks! Thanks for this Blog Hop!

teachpany said...

Great job! I love Island Batik too, and the blocks really sparkle with the fabrics you've picked. And an Apple Core is on my list.

Jeanie said...

Well, I'm ready to start English paper piecing. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway...the fabrics are luscious!

Sewgirl said...

What beautiful fabrics. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

Kristen King said...

What bright beautiful blocks!!!

Texas JennyWren said...

OOOOOh, I would love to get my hands on some of those wonderful batiks to start a quilt. It looks yummy!! I have never tried doing paper piecing or curved piecing. If I had some really good instructions, I would like to try it.

Barb said...

Love your blocks
Great Job!!

Nancy said...

I would like to get better with the curved piecing technique.

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the curved one the best.

Anita Gambrell said...

I want to learn the appliqué method next !