Blog Hop Party!!!

Quilting Gallery is celebrating their 4th birthday by hosting a Blog Hop Party!  Lots of quilting bloggers (230 from over 20 countries) have signed up to join the celebration by having a give-away on their blog.  Thanks go to Michele from the Quilter’s Gallery for organizing this event.

A bit about me:  I’m a knitter and a quilter in beautiful (but slightly chilly) Minnesota.  I also enjoy photography — especially taking pictures of quilts, birds, and bugs!  (I know, it’s weird…I can’t stand bugs and bees but I love taking their pictures.)

This is my favorite picture I took last summer.  This bee is showing us how to enjoy all the best that life has to offer — just dive in head first!

The Give-Away:

As a quilter, I’m always on the lookout for a product that makes me a faster quilter.  Or a better quilter.  Or APPEAR to be a better quilter!

I know there are many, many methods for making half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles (hour-glass blocks).  In the past, my favorite method has been purchasing the paper rolls.  Using the paper makes your blocks truly square and the right size.  Construction is so much easier when your components are the right size and shape!  Sometimes I would run out of a size, or I would need a slightly “odd” size paper.

This past year I started using Triangulations software.

Triangulations™ allows you to print the size blocks you need, using your regular printer and regular printer paper.  I shorten my stitch length (as you would using any paper technique).  To remove the paper, I crease the paper on the stitching line and it easily rips off.  I’m sold!  I’ve especially enjoyed using the Triangulations™ when making my Farmer’s Wife Sampler blocks, as you can print the exact size you need in 1/16″ increments.

(If you haven’t used half-square triangle paper on a roll or sheets before, here’s a Triangulations™ demonstration on YouTube.)

To Enter: Leave a comment here  sharing what your current favorite fabric colors are. (I’ve been very drawn to brown and red quilts lately.)

The Fine Print:

My give-away will end Saturday, 12/17, at noon CST.  Sorry, I will not be mailing internationally.  Only one entry per person.  Winner will be determined by an on-line random number generator.

After you’ve left a comment for me, be sure to CLICK HERE to hop on over to Quilting Gallery (starting Saturday December 10) for the list of other participating bloggers.

Good luck, and thank you for stopping by!



115 thoughts on “Blog Hop Party!!!”

  1. I’ve been interested in trying this for quite a while now & would love to win this software. I love that you could decide the scale you want to make depending on how much fabric you have.
    I’m a native Michigander. Favorite colors are those of the landscape: blue, green & brown. I know you said 2: blue & green then. I have quite a bit of browns.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  2. Hi from a fellow Minnesotan. My favorite combo right now is Orange, Pink, Green and Yellow. I have been buying Sunkissed fabric by Sweetwater for a quilt for myself. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  3. What a fantastic give-away! I watched the You Tube Video and thought to myself…”How come noone ever told me about this before?”” Awesome! What a time saver!! My favorite colors at the moment are lime green and turquoise.

  4. Love any colour blue. Want to make a scrap quilt with our names and wedding date on it in triangles. I know it will take some fiddling, but hopefully someday it will be done!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I love the look of the HST’s but often don’t use a pattern that has too many since they take so long to do. So any product that helps would be great. Thanks for the chance. My favorite colors right now are red and white. Have been doing a lot of redwork lately.

  6. I have always loved working with country colours; burgundy, green and browns but lately have been using Vintage fabrics fro the 60’s and love the yellows reds and blues that are in them. No doubt in 12 months time I will be loving something different, That is the nature of a Quilter I think.

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