Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Text It! Blog Hop and 2 Giveaways

3/18 **GIVEAWAYS CLOSED** Lucky winners are Janet and Barb

I'm a huge fan of Word Play quilts/text on quilts. So when I heard there was a new book on the subject, I had to join in the fun. I’m so excited to share TEXT IT! Quilts and Pillows with Something to Say and my project from the book, the Home Pillow. **Don't forget to scroll down for the book giveaway and also a thread giveaway. ** Sherri Noel is the author and she has done an excellent job.

Here's my "Home Quilt" top. I'm really happy with how it has turned out so far ... I made 5 houses, instead of 6 in the pattern, to fit a handy pillow form but now I'm thinking of making it into a wall quilt. Size is 15 x 15.

The original version.

To see more Home Projects, visit the other stops for the project (see full hop list further down).

TUESDAY MARCH 12 - HOME PILLOW
Joanne Harris - QuiltsbyJoanne  **Canadian resident giveaway**
Patty Dudek - ElmstreetQuilts
Andy Knowlton -ABrightCorner
Sandra Starley - UtahQuiltAppraiser
Cindy Pieters - StitchinAtHome  **Canadian resident giveaway**


These little house blocks (3 x 6) are just too cute
Such fun and easy piecing- rectangles and squares for the main section.

And diagonal squares to make the roof. Great instructions for everything. I used bright and happy batiks for the blocks and Carrie Bloomston's Newsprint fabric for the background. I really like the combination of b/w and batiks and of course, I had to use text fabric for the TEXT IT project.

The next step was to decide how to add the text. Here was my auditioning. I decided to use chenille yarn and hand couch the yarn to create "home". I haven't couched in years, I've going to have to do more! The pattern uses bias strips for this lettering and a number of other great techniques for lettering. It includes 7!! different alphabets, a delightful variety of fonts/styles even a alphabet composed of English paper pieced hexagons. You will love all the fun projects - 10 in all.


*****GIVEAWAYS****

#1 Martingale is giving away a hard copy of this great new book to one of my readers. US only.

#2 Auriful Thread is giving away - 2 large spools, colors will vary. Available worldwide.

   To enter, please leave one comment with your favorite phrase/buzzword/motto and the country in which you live. If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure to add your email. If you are not sure, add your email so I can contact you. I will do 2 random number drawings at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 17.

MONDAY MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY

PAMELA JANE MORGAN –MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES                      
SHARON LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS

TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt

LAURA PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS
LEANNE PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER
KATIE MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS

WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK

KATE COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM
CHERYL DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC
DORIE HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING

THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt

JEN SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN
TARA MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT
LYNN KANE – PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS

FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging

ELLEN AULT –HANDMADE3D
SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS

MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt

DEANNE EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS
RAEWYN BARGE – STITCHINGFARMGIRL
SUSAN PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS

TUESDAY MARCH 12 - HOME PILLOW
Joanne Harris - QuiltsbyJoanne  **Canadian resident giveaway**
Patty Dudek - ElmstreetQuilts
Andy Knowlton -ABrightCorner  
Sandra Starley - UtahQuiltAppraiser
Cindy Pieters - StitchinAtHome  **Canadian resident giveaway**

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging

BECCA FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY
KATIE BOCK – SEWINGWITHKATIE
ALLA BLANCA – RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES

THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW

TERRI BANDEN BOSCH – MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK
WILLOW OLSON – BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG
ERIN SAMPSON – AURIBUZZ

FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT

LAUREN WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA
SANDRA HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS
CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH –CHERYLLYNCHQUILTS

SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP

SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS

50 comments:

  1. My motto just now is "La Passion" for hand sewing and quilting. I'm visiting you from Norway. Thanks for great inspiration. I'm just half an inch from buying that book.

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  2. My quilting motto is Carpe diem (seize the day). I live in the US.

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  3. Love the Text It projects! Right now my favorite buzzword would be “breathe”. I live in the USA.

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  4. "Create" is my word right now. I live and create in the USA.

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  5. I live in USA. My favorite buzzword - Read. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  6. I live in the USA. My word for this year is restructure.

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  7. HELLO from Montana,USA! Love"La Passion"!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. My word would be ‘Breathe’. I’m in Texas, US.

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  9. Hi from MI USA - I like the motto of Peace!

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  10. Thank you for the great giveaway. Such a cute pillow! I live in the US and my phrase is: Do something today, even if it sucks!

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  11. Hi from Texas! Love the concept of “Simplify” in all areas of life.

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  12. My buzz word right now is Believe. I live in the US! Your piece turned out charming. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Lately I've been using "Luv U" in text messaging. From USA

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  14. For the past 10 years or so (and for far too many reasons), my “motto” seems to be “why not me?” It’s become quite a mantra, as you can imagine. Love your take on this design! What a fun and inspiring piece. Fishingquilter@gmail.com, from Michigan.

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  15. I like your version with the text background and think it would make an adorable wall hanging.

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  16. you go girl! Love these text projects,,, bewtjwatgmaildotcom USA

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  17. Love the houses. My word would be...breathe.

    USA

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  18. Count Your Blessings
    I live in the US

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  19. Get over it.... elsie,michigan,usa, happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  20. I like your home pillow - the background fabric is cute with it.

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  21. My phrase is "Not my circus, not my monkeys!" And I live in the US. :)

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  22. Be curious. I live in Canada. Thanks for sharing your home project.

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  23. Happiness is a Choice. I live in the US.

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  24. My phrase would have to be “Sew it now!”!
    Loving your colourful houses on text fabric!
    Just saying hello from England!
    The book looks great!
    Barbara x

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  25. My word would be Joy.i live in the USA.

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  26. I love your mini quilt, perfect size! Mine would have a single word "Hope" Thank you, Susan in Mississippi, USA

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  27. Your project is wonderful--the batiks shine and the "love" text print stands out beautifully! The phrase I'm saving to use when I acquire this book is from a song my mom used to sing: "It's a lovely day today". I'm in the USA.

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  28. Cute project, especially the text material. My phrase would be Blessed! I live in Florida.

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  29. Forgot to say, I live in the USA.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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    1. Barb, plese reply to my earlier and new emails today with your full name and address so that Aurifil can mail you your thread. If not, I will have to award the prize to another person.

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  30. Lovely rich colors in those batik houses. Much as I love repros, batiks really call to me with their saturated colors.
    "Be Kind" is what I aspire to--in the USA.

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  31. Failure is not an Option Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  32. I've Lived a Charmed Life!

    Thanks for such a nice giveaway. (US resident)

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  33. Your quilt top turned out really cute :)

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  34. "Be kind, it costs you nothing and enriches those around you." Love your pillow turned wall hanging!! USA

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  35. My current word is "plenty" - I have plenty and can give plenty! I made myself a little wallhanging as a reminder. Words on quilts are wonderful.

    Thank you Aurifil for the giveaway!

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  36. I frequently say, "Oh Well!" Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  37. Love Lives Here is my chosen text to put on a project like this....so creative!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  38. My word at present (seems to change) is JOY.

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  39. "Don't worry; be happy!" from the good ole USA

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  40. I tend to say “cronky” a lot...loved the alligator hunter. From Canada but have a US address too.

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  41. I am in the states. I don't have a specific word for this year, but I would do a positive affirmation.

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  42. I am from Wisconsin, USA. I'd use the words "Above all, be kind." Thanks for this fun blog hop! I love the way that you combined that fun texty fabric and those beautiful batiks!

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  43. Cute Home quilt. I like the phrase "blessed"
    USA
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  45. شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار

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