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. Lately I have been in love with orange and white. I don’t wear orange and until recently haven’t really liked it, but it’s grown on me and now I can’t get enough of it!

  2. I am currently drawn to primary colors. I am sewing a quilt for my grandson and I find myself enjoying all the bright reds, blues, greens and yellows!

  3. I love all colours, but I love black and turquois a lot. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  4. My favorite color is green – in all the tints and shades that nature provides. Thanks for the terrific giveaway.

  5. I would love to try that! I have made and printed paper pieces in a pc program and I have problems with sizing and printing sometimes. Fave 2 color combination at the moment is red and gray.

  6. I am LOVING orange and pink combinations lately, but my all time favorites are usually reds. But goodness, there are so many new “contemporary” patterns out there with color combinations that I’m falling in love with. Oh gosh, so hard to name just one! LOL.

    I’m also loving fabric that has brown & turquoise combinations w/in the same print (batiks). Oh yeah!

  7. What a beautiful picture!! I love bright colors and tend to gravitate toward purples and blues

    thank you for the opportunity to try something new!

  8. I love the picture of the bee and the purpose flower. I am keeping the picture on my laptop. aMy favorite is really blue but I like blue and brown or cream. Just has to have blue in it. No, I have never tried Triangulations before but I agree that it would help make life easier. I sure would like to try and find out for myself. Everybody seems happy using this, so why not? That is quite the prize to win. Thank you for giving us a chance to win. Merry Christmas to you.

    Sandi T.

  9. I love your bee. That’s the way I jumped into quilting – head-first lol. I knew nothing about quilting although I did sew some back in school. Now I spend too much time surfing web for new patterns/methods/motifs or sewing. I want to make almost everything I see. Blues, Greens, Yellows are favorites right night.

    I started out using the rolls, haven’t tried the software yet. Maybe when I retire (in 5 months)

    Becky in upstate SC

  10. Right now I have all the blocks made for my next quilt and it is from bright yellow to a red and all colors between. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway and Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

  11. I am dying to do a yellow and blue quilt…not sure why…or maybe a red and show white one…

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  12. My favorite quilting colors at this moment are – 30’s – I guess that could be considered a “color scheme”. I love the soft colors of many 30’s quilts.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    Cathy Byrd

  13. I am like you….leaning towards brown and red quilts. Lots of browns and many reds with a few golds or yellows.

  14. I like all colors but for the present I’m enjoying purples with lime and a little black and white too. Triangulations are awesome!

  15. My current favorite colors are all shades of blues and reds– they just complement one another so wonderfully, I think…. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  16. Seems like I have been gravitating to the yellows and oranges. Just buying and not sewing. I did finish a turquoise and purple quilt but the colors were a request.

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