Saturday, March 11, 2017

Quilters Laundry Day Blog Hop and Giveaway{s}!

Hello!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
I was truly thrilled when my good friend Jan mentioned that she and her friend Jen, were doing a blog hop this year! - and how cute is that, anyway! Jen and Jan.. lol

Not only that.. Jen created this amazing house block for us all to download on Craftsy- free! It's called "Quilters laundry day"
It is the cutest thing ever and she did an amazing job on the pattern - Just Wow!
Thank you so much Jen, for taking your time to create this awesome block for us to enjoy!
These are the fabrics that I chose. I can't help it, those brights call my name every time and I am too weak to turn away..lol
This is the first block (that isn't just strips sewn together) that I have ever made and it definitely took me a little while to figure out what in the world I was doing.. haha
I'll admit, I almost chickened out of finishing it.. Thanks so much for your help Jan- Whew!
But- I did finish it and I'm proud that I was able to persevere! Yay me! =D
The picture below is not quite right, the house is supposed to be on the other side of the quilt but I wanted a quick progress pic ;)
THAT being said...
For some reason, I can measure (and check it twice) before cutting but in the end my block is a little off and it's smaller than it should be.
It's still super cute and now that I have the hang of it, mostly, I think I want to make more of them and practice.
Just maybe I can get the right size...somehow...haha
Here it is! I'm happy with the way it turned out but I am looking forward to practicing on this block and getting more use to this kind of pattern. It is a lot of fun watching it all come together!
Thanks so much for inviting me along on your Hop, Jan and Jen!
I had a great time trying something new and I can't wait to hop around and see  what everyone else has done with their blocks!
OH! Did I forget to mention that at both Jen's {A Dream and A Stitch} and Jan's {Color, Creating and Quilting} blog, if you make a comment, you can enter to win a prize!?
Some of the other hop stops along the way are offering prizes too, and Yes! I am one of them! =D

               The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
               Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win some grunge!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Take a look at the hop stops below and enjoy the fun! =)
March 10 Reveal Day

Jen Rosin  A Dream and a Stitch
Kate Heads at Smiles From Kate
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats

Melva Nolan at Melva Loves Scraps
Vicki at Vicki's Crafts & Quilting
Julie Stocker at Pink Doxies
Anja Clyke at Anja Quilts
Diann at Little Penguin Quilts
Jayne at Twiggy & Opal
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Leanne Milsom at Lizzie the Quilter
Sandra Walker at Mmm! Quilts!

March 11 Reveal Day



Janice Holton at Color Creating & Quilting
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Amy Gerlich at Amy Scrap Spot
Sharon Denney Parcel at Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Susan Gordon at Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Anne Boundy at Said With Love
Barbara Wootie at The Flashing Scissors
Jan Welander at Making Scraps
Mary Marcotte at Fleur de Lis Quilts
 

61 comments:

  1. If this is your first ever pieced block you should be so proud of yourself, you did a great job, and who can honestly say they have never had size issues? I would never have guessed that anyway. Using those lovely brights makes the pattern unique to you, great choice for the grass, love it, and I really like your lovely little strip quilt on the washing line, it's very pretty.

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  2. I've started practicing those smaller block pieces, you are right! With practice, they keep getting better and my sewing gets more accurate too!

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  3. Very nice! Don't tell anyone but I messsed up my sizes too. Your mini quilt is very cheerful.

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  4. Great job on the block!!! Remember, there are no mistakes, it's just "individuality"!!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  5. Aren't you glad you persevered and got it done. The hop has been so fun!

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  6. I forgot to say, aqua, navy, lime.

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  7. Great colors! and thank you for the chance to win some grunge!

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  8. Love your mini! I love turquoises & browns! Thank you, Susan

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  9. your house turned out so cute, aren't you glad you got it done?

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  10. Adorable! Your mini is really sweet Amy, and I love the quilt you have on the line especially!

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  11. great job for a first pieced block! It's called embellishments rather than mistakes! love your colors

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  12. I'm a bright color lover too, Amy! Your Laundry Day block is adorable! I almost jumped on board with this one, but my time in the sewing room has been almost nonexistent in the past 2 weeks. I am feeling grumpy about it too! (One guess on where I'll be this afternoon!) I especially like your gravelly-looking fabric for the sidewalks!

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  13. Amy, this mini is very sweet. I'm glad you pushed through and got it done, and I bet you are too. Making a second one as you say would be good practice, and you have a lot of inspiration from this hop! I am thinking of making a second one too, and using some of the ideas I've seen. Great job!

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  14. If this is your first pieced block, you did great! Very pretty with all the bright colors! Make sure you let us see if you make more. :) Thanks for joining us!

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  15. Hi Amy! Soo glad you stuck with it and finished your mini! I just love all the bright happy colors you chose. They remind me of you! I'm so glad we met. :D

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  16. You did a great job, Amy! Your block is so cheerful.

    My favorite color scheme is purple and orange.

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  17. Well done! Great fabric choices!

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  18. Good follow thru kido, love the stone pathway. The colors and patterns of fabric in the house is excellent.

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  19. Follow thru Email & Bloglovin :) Love your Laundry Day Mini!! So cute!! Grrrrreat job!! :)

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  20. My favorite color combos are Kelly Green and Navy Blue. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. Momochrome sets seem to be my latest trends, but prefer colonial traditionals personally.

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  22. That is so cute with the pink and plaid! I love how yours turned out!

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  23. This block is a good tester for any color or pattern scheme out there, but it's been the most fun just seeing how someone else did theirs.I'm glad you decided to push through. I'm kinda partial to your pink door and roof, not to mention your pink quilt on the line.

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  24. your house is so sweet. I am drawn to making a lot of either pink or blue baby quilts. other than that it is what the recipient likes. I am finally after many years, making things for our own house, lOL

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  25. You did a beautiful job! I love the colors you chose- saturated colors always draw me in.

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  26. Check your presser for or whatever you're using for a seam guide. I learned the hard way that my standard presser foot is closer to 3/8" than a true 1/4" so every seam was just a tiny bit off and by the end, the blocks were way smaller than they were supposed to be. Thanks for the giveaway and showing us all the fun design!

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  27. My preference is for mostly bright, saturated colors and I especially like blues and greens.

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  28. You did a wonderful job with the piecing. And since it's a one-block quilt, the end size really doesn't matter does it? It looks great!

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  29. Thank you so much for the link to the block! It's downloaded and waiting to b sewn!

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  30. Such a cool block you made!! I'm drawn to blues, greens, and oranges!! Love all colors really. Good luck everyone in the giveaway. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  31. Your little house is delightful! My favorite color combination is green and purple and blue, and an occasional pop of orange. Thanks for the fun!

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  32. I love blue and any color really.

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  33. I like to say that my middle name is Orange because that's how much I like it.

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  34. Black and teal is what I'm drawn to.

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  35. I like all colors! If I had to pick, I would say red.

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  36. Such a happy bright quilt you have!

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  37. This is a cute little quilt Amy!

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  38. I am really into blues and aquas.

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  39. Coral and turqouise. It's like sunset vs sunrise. Thank you.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I love your block! I really like Navy Blue w/ a pop of color like tangerine!

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  41. I'm drawn to any color scheme that includes green. It's my favorite color in almost every setting.

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  42. I love brights best!!! mumbird3(at)gmaildot)com

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  43. I love grung and don not have any.
    patsystitcg@gvtc.com

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  44. I love blues but I'd really love to make a red and white quilt some day

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  45. Wow, for a first block, you did a great job. You know, if you keep making blocks, eventually you'll have enough for a village of houses. Don't worry about the blocks being different sizes, I'll gladly talk you through that problem...just let me know when you're ready. Now that I'm thinking about it, wouldn't it be fun to have a village of several houses all with quilts on the line? You should go for it! Certainly you have the skills--just look at what you have already!

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  46. What a super job you did . . . I can't believe this was your first time using a pattern!!!!! I need to investigate your blog a little further to see how long you've been quilting/sewing. I'm very impressed.
    You will find that quilters are a giving lot -- we all are just dying to share what information we have accumulated with you. If you ever need additional help, just ask. I'm sure there will be at least 15-20 of us who respond with answers. (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  47. The fabric choice for the "laundry" is perfection! There is so much depth, I can vision the laundry fluttering in the breeze Great work!

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  48. Well done with your first block! I've always found it hard to get the right size, but find if I stitch my seam a "titchy" bit smaller than 1/4" (which seems to be known as a "scant" seam) things work out OK!
    Love your colours! Very generous giveaway!
    Barbara x
    PS I am a new follower ..... will be back to look around later!

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  49. Such a cute House Block--Looks like you have lots of ideas!bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  50. great job and such beautiful fabric

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  51. I like black, white, and red.

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  53. I'm drawn to brights myself - I love aqua in a quilt!

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  54. I would like to combine blue and green!

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I truely enjoy your comments and questions and I answer every single one! =D
Though, during giveaways it gets difficult and I try to keep it easy on myself. ;)
However, if you are a no-reply blogger I can't -but I still try. =(
If your not sure, ask me, I'll help you fix it!