Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Put A Little Love In Your Quilt - winner chosen!

Just Let Me Quilt


When Carol of Just Let Me Quilt announced this blog hop I just knew I had to join. I have missed the blog hops that Mdm Samm organized a few years back.



Over the last year or so I have been falling more and more in love with foundation paper piecing, but the love really started to bloom almost exactly one year ago when I started to pattern test for Berene of Happy Sew Lucky.

The Love Tattoo pattern is perfect as the first entry of my day in this blog hop. This piece will eventually become a part of a big quilt which  Berene is currently designing.


This is another one of Berene's heart patterns. It is an example of hearts not only being sweet and lovely. I checked my archives, and I made this piece in April 2017, way before the ‘famous’ book was published.


This 'I Heart You' mini quilt designed by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew was one of the first projects that came into my mind when the blog hop was announced. The pieced mini quilt has been very popular lately, with its own hashtag on social media. I think the mini is awfully cute, and it was very fulfilling to make it. I had lots of fun quilting it, with different designs for the hearts, both straight lines and FMQ, and matchstick quilting for the background.

 

The last project I am showing in this blog hop is a colorful tote. I found the #lovewinshearts template years ago, created by Amy Gunson of Badskirt for Sew Mama Sew. I knew this would be perfect for a tote bag. I straight line quilted the panel and added some big stitch hand quilting around the hearts.


 
 
I used a tutorial from Jedi Craft Girl and modified it a bit to fit the heart panel.


The main fabric for the tote is shown better on the back side. This is a gorgeous black and white print from Ikea that I had in my stash, it is dated 2008 on the selvage.


I also added a recessed zipper for extra closure of the bag. I think this will be one of my favorite totes, it is big and roomy.

Please visit the other bloggers that are posting today, and leave them a nice comment!


February 7

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

 
GIVEAWAY CLOSED!
Winner is #11 Rosalind Gutierrez, congratulations! Email is sent.

What about the giveaway?! 




I am having a little giveaway here on my blog: I am giving away a 20” cut, WOF, of Pristine from Robert Kaufman, Sweet pink roses.

To be in the drawing leave me a comment telling me if you like foundation paper piecing, or not.
If you follow my blog, you can leave leave a separate entry for an additional chance. 

I will let Random Number Generator choose the winner on Sunday February 11, and announce the lucky person here on the blog and by email.

Good luck!
 

52 comments:

  1. You know I have a love hate relationship with paper piecing. Sometimes it works for me and other times it’s too time consuming. I follow on bloglovin

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  2. I am not a paper piecer, can't get a visual on it, but I do admire those of you who do. Those hearts are stunning. I'm also loving the mini and the tote. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  3. It is a technique I have struggled with in the past. This year I took a specialised class on it and I am loving it now. I am planning my next project already.

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  4. What a beautiful selection of heart projects you have shared! Thank you. I have tried paper piecing, and will do more in future. I like the ones that aren't messed up if you do them backwards. (I wonder why? Ha Ha) Your Berene of Happy Sew Lucky blocks are amazing!

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  5. What lovely projects! That bag is my favorite, I love the colors you used. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I do very little paper piecing, it's not bad, just not my thing usually.

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  6. I love paper piecing for small projects. I don't have the patience for removing the paper on large projects.

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  7. Hi, Anka! Nice to see you on this hop! I love all your projects, but that paper-pieced tattoo is amazing! I like paper-piecing because you can get such pretty points! Then it's worth all the effort.

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  8. Wow, lots of pretty and hearty projects here! Love all your paper piecing!

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  9. Lots of sweet hearts have been sewn up at your house! Very nice!

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  10. Lovely projects! I have only done foundation piecing a few times...so I am slow with it, but no complaints

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  11. I made a paper pieced Halloween Witch (black on an orange background)& she turned out very scary Ha Ha. So occasionally I see a paper pattern I want to try. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  12. I like PPing, I just never liked tearing the paper off. But since I discovered blank newsprint paper, it is much easier to tear off. Great projects!!

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  13. I sure like all of your projects, but especially the heart mini quilt. I have done several projects with foundation piecing but this is not something I care to do all the time. It does make lovely, precise blocks, though! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Look at all those hearts. I really like the tattoo paper piecing. I'm a huge fan of paper piecing and find it easier that regular piecing. I don't know why so many don't like it. It makes stitching perfect.

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  15. Beautiful heart projects, love the totes!

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  16. Oh my gosh, your paper piecing looks amazing...wow! I love the Fury one and how it just jumps out at you. Cool! Your bag looks great with plenty of love added. Thanks for sharing your projects and for playing along in the hop! :O)

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  17. I hope to find some time to try PP this year. I just had hand surgery, so am waiting to recover so I can finish the quilt I was in the middle of. PP is on my list to try.

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  18. I especially love your tote. And I do love paper piecing. I am trying to finish some other projects so I can get back to a paper piecing project again.

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  19. You made really cool projects. Thank you for sharing! I am not a big fan of paper piecing, yet. Have a fun day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  20. I love foundation piecing. It creates really accurate blocks

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  21. I do like paper piecing. I am currently working on a quilt designed by Jacqueline de Jonge, Enchanting Stars, that looks like you shouldn't be able to sew it.

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  22. I am learning paper piecing, and what better way than a Quiltworx pattern. :D I had to go check out the patterns you are doing. They look fabulous. May have to get a couple. You had some lovely projects.

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  23. I have a love/hate relationship with foundation piecing. I don't do it often enough so everytime I start, I have trouble but once I get going, it gets easier. I do like how everything fits together good. Your projects are very nice.

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  24. What a fun post....lots of Valentine goodness.

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  25. All of your projects are so cute.I really love the bag, too. Thank you for sharing today.
    I have tried paper piecing, but I didn't like it very much. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  26. I really like paper piecing...I just really hate it when I make a mistake and have to rip out the teenie stitches!! Love your heart projects...especially that tote!

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  27. Thanks for offering that sweet fabric! Who doesn't like FREE fabric? I, however, do NOT like paper piecing!! (Please don't hold that against me.)

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  28. I would love to try paper piecing!!!

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  29. I do like foundation paper piecing and have made many projects using this technique. I really like your tote bag with the bright colors against the black. Nothing better than a big, roomy tote bag!

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  30. I love foundation paper piecing; you just gotta love all those PERFECT points. You've shown us some fabulous projects - the tote is so cute. I, too, miss MS and all the hops; I send her blessings because I know her hops helped me find so many great, creative bloggers. Happy Heart Day.

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  31. Your bag is just gorgeous. I do enjoy paper piecing for the accuracy. Great job on your heart projects.

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  32. I haven't tried paper piecing yet. I plan to try the technique sometime this year. Love all your projects.
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  34. I have used triangle paper but haven’t done any other paper piecing. Would love to try.

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  35. I follow your blog on instagram.

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  36. Lovely varied Heart projects you have created. Please do not include me in your wonderful give...I am downsizing for a major move. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...xo

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  37. I am on the learning curve with foundation piecing and must admit, it is pretty addictive. Love the accuracy and the designs amaze me. Not so fun...picking off the paper. maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  38. I have never foundation pieced, but since I love the results I see, I think I'm going to give it a try.

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  39. I'm your brand-new, 70th follower!

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  40. I love your rainbow hearts tote bag - so prettily striking. :) Fun tattoo blocks, too. Yes, I do like paper piecing. I'll be working on some in the morning. :)

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  41. Your heart projects are all great but that first one with the wings is stunning. I love foundation paper piecing but these are fabulous patterns by Berene. You mentioned that it's part of a quilt in progress. I'ld love to see the finished project. What an honor to test out her patterns. You must be quite good at PP and it shows!!

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  42. i've been wanting to try and now that I have the sewing group close to me, I can learn from some of the experts!

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  43. I really love foundation piecing. I would love to be able to graph my own designs.

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  44. Thank you for sharing! I also love foundation paper piecing. My recent efforts have used a combination of paper piecing with a bit of applique. What fun!

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  45. Your projects are awesome! Love it all!

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  46. Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy foundation paper piecing.

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