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May 9, 2015

 Welcome back!


A great way to get back into blogging after a long hiatus is to participate in a blog hop 
with a great give-away... 

Check out Sue Bleiweiss' new book shown below.  It's jam packed with information from concept, to  fabric dyeing, fusing, quilting and contemporary finishing techniques.  And if thats not enough there are really great photos with several start to finish projects.  If you've ever wanted to try out something different other than traditional quilting techniques, this is the book for you.


Sue is offerring the give-away prize package shown below.  You may comment on this blog post to take a chance at winning.  To increase your chances, go over to Sue's blog, enter a comment there, then head to all the participants in the hop and make sure to comment along the way.  Sue will combine all the comments and pick one winner.



In addition to Sues work, she included pieces from several artists and styles in her book. Purple Reeds is shown below and is included in Sue's book. A fun project to make as I limited myself to use only non traditional materials.  The fabric used is not really fabric but cut pieces of Shout Color Catcher sheets that were used in the wash cycle of dyed fabric.  The dragonfly is a craft straw covered with dyed silk ribbon with cheese cloth wings.  After fusing the blue strips to muslin, I cut it apart then stitched in the reeds.  This fun project makes me hopeful of warm summer days soon to come


Remember to go to the sites and leave your comment to be eligible for the giveaway.  Check back on Sue's page May 18th when she will announce the winner.


May 4: Sue Bleiweiss: http://www.suebleiweiss.com/blog/
May 4: Jamie Fingal :http://www.jamiefingaldesigns.com/
May 5: Leslie Tucker Jenison: http://leslietuckerjenison.blogspot.com/
May 6: Terri Stegmiller : http://stegart.blogspot.com/
May 7: Deborah Boschert : http://deborahsjournal.blogspot.com/
May 8: Desiree Habicht : http://myclothesline.blogspot.com/
May 9: Kathy Sperino : http://finishinglinesbyksperino.blogspot.com/
May 10: Barb Forrister : http://www.barbforrister.com/blog/
May 11 Kathy York : http://www.aquamoonartquilts.blogspot.com/
May 12: Lyric Kinard : http://lyrickinard.com/lyric-kinard-blog/

50 comments:

Allison CB said...

Wow...fabric catcher sheets.....I have been throwing mine away!! Fantastic idea!

Anita in Florida said...

My dye catcher sheets don't look as good as yours! Love your new blog name!

peggymcd said...

Love the colors

LA Paylor said...

Love love a chance to win, thanks
LeeAnna at not afraid of color email is leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

diane reese said...

Love it! Need the book

Vicki said...

Beautiful colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Charlotta said...

Unless you dye your own fabric, your dye catcher sheets would never be that saturated! I always pre-wash all fabrics, even commercial prints, but hardly ever have more than a faint taint or a tiny splotch on my dye catcher sheets, if that. I expect that if I reuse them, they'd turn muddy brown eventually!
I love your piece!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty dragonfly block. 24Tangent@gmail.com

k2sews@hotmail.com said...

What a great concept....hope to win a book.

Sue pelland said...

Love the book and you two too! Congrats.

Roxanne said...

Love the dragonfly. Really want to win!

Jean said...

Just amazing!

Nancy said...

My color catchers are a bit drab compared to yours, but your quilt is so vibrant and fun! thanks for the chance to win a copy of the new book.

Vickie said...

Color sheets....Awesome idea ! Love your piece !

PK Sews said...

Wow! I love you three dimensional artwork! Thanks for sharing this!

Melody said...

Very pretty project.

Donna Cutting said...

Your dragonfly block is fabulous, I would love to try a new way to quilt like this.

KateMadeloso said...

Great blog hop. Great giveaway!

Ellee said...

Your dragonfly is clever!

Kathi said...

Great ideas in this bloghop!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Love your piece!

Her Indoors said...

Love how you've created beauty from something that others would just throw away. I feel really inspired by this blog hop.

Anonymous said...

That book looks fun. I just love bold colors.

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Wow, those bright colors are gorgeous! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Kathy E. said...

I am very interested in this book and learning about new techniques. Photos are my best way of learning!

Janis Hudson said...

all the artists have contributed great ideas. The book looks interesting and fun!

GranChris said...

Such a great idea. I will remember this one.

Anonymous said...

wow, looks like a fabulous book to have,thank you,marta,martamanole@yahoo.com

Dody said...

Sew colorful! Thank you!

Anne-Marie B. said...

I have been saving my Color Catchers for a while. Perfect time to win this bundle! Thanks for this opportunity!

OhioLori said...

Thank you for chance to win too! Love your Dragonfly! What a cool project!

Sarah@123quilt said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I never thought to use color catchers that way. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee said...

I love your project! Thank you!

Lisa Filion said...

Oh my gosh, I love Purple Reeds! My dye catchers always look grey!

Gina said...

Such a fun piece!

LynneP said...

Thanks for the chance to win; I have a lot to learn!
jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

Marsha said...

What a beautiful book, thanks for the chance
Marsha vamoody(one)(@)verizon(dot)net

StanleyBeagle said...

This is so cool!

Gene Black said...

I adore seeing non-traditional items used in creation of artwork. I would love to win the prize package.

elle said...

Great hop. Your water is wonderful!

Jessica said...

I love the dragon fly! It is amazing how creative you all are! I don't have nearly that amount of creativity in me.

Betteem said...

Wow, I really like the Purple Reeds with dragon fly. It's very clever and artistic. Thanks for the chance to win.

bybethstudio said...

Love your dragonfly!

Lisa Marie said...

Love the dragonfly project!

Anonymous said...

Love the dragonfly! jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

Karen said...

Allergic to those sheets, but bet I can find something to substitute! Thanks.

Sandra Cooper said...

I love your piece, I can feel summer just around the corner!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ingleside Belle said...

Your project is inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

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