Giveaway winners and Modern Plus Sign Quilts book hop starting now

I have the pleasure of announcing the giveaway winners from two different giveaways.  And keep reading because there’s a new book hop that just started and you don’t want to miss hearing about it!

The first winner of the Franklin Star prize package of two patterns, a triangle-in-a-square ruler and a fat-eighth bundle of fabric is Sandra St. Hilcraire.  Congratulations Sandra!  You were lucky #234 (randomly selected) and you commented: “Love your new pattern. My largest quilt was a king size that has a home on our bed. I also quilted this on a domestic machine. Love being able to make my quilts from start to finish.”

Thank you for all of the nice comments.  I wish I had the time to reply to all of them, but I do read and appreciate each and every word.  I asked you to tell me the size of your largest quilt that you’ve made.  So many of you have made a king or queen size quilt!  And so many of you would rather not do it again – ha ha!  I’m impressed with the diversity among quilters and some of the wonderful stories you shared in the comments.

The next winner is from the Gloaming giveaway and that goes to Marge Dickinson.  You were comment #164 (chosen randomly) and you said, “Lots of good stuff in your blog today. And a pretty quilt, too!”  Congratulations, Marge!  You will be getting a select fat quarter bundle of Gloaming by Shelley Cavanna for Contempo Studio by Benartex Fabrics.

From everyone’s comments, I can see that I need to add a blog post to my list on quilting using rulers on a domestic sewing machine.  I’ll have to play with that a little before I feel confident enough to add my two cents.  You’ve also got me working on a tutorial on how I add binding to my quilts entirely by machine.  Coming soon!

I’m especially excited to tell you about the Modern Plus Sign Quilts Book Hop that started this week and continues through next week.  I will be participating on Monday, March 19, and I can’t wait to show you my project!

Modern Plus Sign Quilts is a new book written by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs and Paige Alexander of Quilted Blooms and published by C&T Publishing.  These two ladies have knocked it out of the park with their beautiful quilts!  I really love every one of them, and I have so enjoyed seeing the different interpretations of the projects on this book hop.

Here is the schedule of participants…

Monday, March 12th
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms

Tuesday, March 13th
Soma @ Whims and Fancies
Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting
Kitty @ Night Quilter
Sophie @ Luna Lovequilts
Afton @ Quilting Mod
Shelley @ The Carpenters Daughter Who Quilts

Wednesday, March 14th
Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal
Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch
Abigail @ Cut & Alter
Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
Sandra @ mmm! quilts
Karen @ Run Sew Fun

Thursday, March 15th
Linda @ Flourishing Palms
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Liz @ Savor Every Stitch
Stacey @ Stacey In Stitches
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Patty @ Elm Street Quilts
Melanie @ A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog

Friday, March 16th

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
Izzy @ Dizzy Quilts
Ruth @ Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner
Christa @ Christa Quilts

Monday, March 19th

Jessica @ Quilty Habit
Cindy @ Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter
Julie @ The Crafty QuilterTuesday, March 20th
Tish @ Tish N Wonderland
Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
Wanda @ Wanda’s Life Sampler
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good

Wednesday, March 21st

Anja @ Anja Quilts
Kate @ Smiles from Kate
Sue @ Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Carole @ From My Carolina Home
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts

Thursday, March 22nd
Debbie @ Esch House Quilts
Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts
Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Janice @ Color Creating and Quilting
Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne

Friday, March 23rd

Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms

You will enjoy meeting new bloggers and seeing their quilts, plus there are giveaways each day courtesy of Cheryl, Paige and some fantastic sponsors.  I hope you enjoy the book hop and have a super day filled with creativity!

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  1. Hi Julie, I’m a newbie and I am trying to make your poinsettia pillow…what am I doing wrong..your petal diagram says to cut a total of 14 petals, but in your blog pics it shows 16 petals…is there a petal template missing…could you explain for me..thank you. Glenda. Glendakerr@

  2. I am loving this blog tour and have a look through all of the blogs each day. I have made a few plus cushions but not a quilt, however, this book has so many wonderful designs that look quite easy too. It will certainly be my next book purchase. x

  3. Well I will be excited to see your binding technique! I do all of my binding by machine also. I try to steer clear of hand-sewing since I’ve had 3 surgeries on both arms and two surgeries on one shoulder.

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