Monday, February 18, 2019

Giveaway!

This giveaway is closed.

It's always an honor and treat for me to participate in a giveaway, so when my friend Geraldine Wilkins @livingwaterquilter (I can't wait to meet her IRL someday) invited me to test a pattern for her, and participate in a blog hop, I "hopped" at the chance.
😜
In fact, I made Geraldine's "Dena's" Heading Home quilt design in April 2018! Didn't I do a good job of keeping it a secret like she asked? I may have shared a few photos, but nothing that would give away her cute design.
Trimmings from blocks, while on a May quilt retreat with Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild.
This is Heading Home. It finished at 55" X 55".

I like this design, mostly because it's foundation paper pieced, a technique I thoroughly enjoy. Don't ya love that precision when stitching on paper?

Being a little contrary, I chose to use different fabrics than the Island Batik Fabrics suggested by Dena. Since 2018 was my self-imposed "year of no fabric-buying," I worked entirely from my stash.

I didn't have any trouble coming up with colorful prints for the Y blocks, or solids for the Wild Goose Chase blocks.

I had a whole bolt of Painter's Palette solid white for the background of the Y-blocks, so those weren't a problem either. I was a little more challenged when it came to Wild Goose Chase background fabric.

I took a risk by using a black and white graphic print for Wild Goose Chase blocks... and failed, falling short of having enough fabric to complete two rows. No amount of searching online uncovered more.

So, two rows of goose blocks have different backgrounds. You probably wouldn't have noticed if I didn't point it out.

I managed to come up with stashed fabric for a quilt back, using an Amy Butler print and an inserted strip of Blueberry Park.
As always for me, domestic machine quilting was lots of fun. I used these 50-weight Aurifil colors. 


For the flying geese designs I straight-line quilted with a ruler. I also quilted straight lines on both sides of the Y-block design, and then free motion quilted swirls between the lines.

Giveaway
For this giveaway, Dena is offering my US ONLY blog-readers (so sorry international friends!) a chance to win this stack of 10"-square "Blossom" prints from Island Batik.

I'll choose a winner Friday, February 22.

Comment, and make SURE I have a way to reach you to tell you if you've won. For my last giveaway, I had to try three times before coming with a comment that I could reply to! A couple of you missed winning!

If you'd like more chances to win one of these...
Island Batik "Blossom" jelly roll
Island Batik "Blossom" scraps
... go to these places to enter: 


Linda

32 comments:

Gene Black said...

I love your "wild happy colorful" version of this quilt. I probably wouldn't have noticed the fabric change in the photos. I think your substitution was perfect.

Kathy E. said...

Sewing secrets are so hard to keep, but you did so well keeping mum! I would not have noticed that the flying geese row had a different background and even had to go back to make sure you weren't teasing! What a great finish and even better feeling knowing you used your stash for this beauty! duchick at gmail dot com

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

The stash using method turned out wonderfully in this quilt! It is stunningly colorful! quiltlovefordomesticfelicity at gmail dot com

mumbird3 said...

WOW what a happy quilt! Love those bright colors!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Barb Neiwert said...

Congrats on keeping this secret - your quilt is lovely! And the different fabric? Hardly noticeable at all, and if anyone asks, it's your design element. :)

Julie said...

I love batiks. Love the movement of this pattern.

Fribble said...

Pretty quilt, pretty fabrics.

Kathy - mom of many said...

I'd say you did great using stash fabrics.
These colors in the Blossom fabrics are lovely.
kathyhills 22 @ gmail dot com

Mary said...

Love those colors. Great idea to use the black and white for the background of the geese. Sort of like they’re flying through fog.

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

love those colors bewtjwatgmaildotcom

shoshu said...

love your spring, summer colors! s5821140@gmail.com

Angie said...

Awesome quilt! So colorful! You're right, I wouldn't have noticed the 2 rows of goose blocks with different fabrics. Thank you for sharing! Have a great evening! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

LTherrien said...

Beautiful quilt love the colors. ltherrien1969@gmail.com

Quilting Babcia said...

I love batiks and love the idea of using different background prints, they add so much more interest to any quilt. Lovely quilt!

Anna brown said...

I so love color too...tyty for this cool idea... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Paige said...

What a cool design and I love your choice of fabrics and the way you quilted it!

Shasta Matova said...

Your quilt turned out so nicely. Love all the happy colors and wonderful designs.

Farm Quilter said...

Great design and I totally get why you used that graphic black and white for the geese!! Would not have noticed the change in fabric if you hadn't said something...but I definitely do love the movement in the quilt and the happy colors!

GranChris said...

Great design and wonderful colors. Love it. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

Lisa Marie said...

Fabulous! I like the varied backgrounds on the strips of geese. I always like things a little scrappy.

Dena@LivingWaterQuilter.com said...

I love the bright rainbow colors for Heading Home. Thanks for testing and hoping with me! I look forward to the day we meet in person too. :-D

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Lovely finish Linda. I think the switch up of background fabric for the flying geese adds another level of interest. (Please don't count me in for the giveaway . . . I'm trying to accumulate less fabric.)

Pamela said...

You did an awesome job of making this fun quilt from your stash only! It is beautiful. I admire your commitment to refrain from purchasing fabric. I'm thinking about a similar commitment but I always lose my confidence about color combinations and decide that I have to add (buy) something that is just right. But you are inspiring me. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your year. Pk_sews at yahoo dot com

bestjlb said...

This quilt is just gorgeous, and you did a beautiful job making it! Thanks for the giveaway! mybest3sons@gmail.com

Jannelle said...

These are exactly the colors I would love for my bedroom makeover! The quilt you made was beautiful. I love that it was all from your stash. jannelle0913@gmail.com

ckrut said...

Love this bright, cheery quilt; especially the zig zag. Those flying geese look hard, but I suppose with paper piecing it might be all right. Thank you for a fun giveaway! ckrutjo at g mail dot com.

Ellee said...

If I had noticed (which, by the way, I hadn't) that you used a different background fabric, I would have figured you had meant to do it that way. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Anniem said...

I love those vibrant colors! You did a superb job on the quilt! Thank you for sharing!

jafar59 said...

What lively beautiful colors on a great pattern.

Sharon Aurora said...

I love that quilt. My first thought when I saw it was that it would be a fun camping or sleepover quilt.

Karen said...

I love paper piecing and this quilt is fabulous!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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