Good morning, friends!
Welcome back to the #PieceAndQuiltHopAlong where my friends and I are blogging and quilting our way through Christa Watson's new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts! Plus, we're making our quilts with Christa's new Modern Marks fabric! Be sure to read all the way to end today for a chance to win the book or some yummy fabric!
If you're new to our hop, you'll definitely want to check out the last two weeks' posts by clicking on the photos below-- we've had a lot of fun with quilting plans and graffiti quilting!
This week, I've continued quilting along on Spools. Daylight Company generously sent me a Slimline Lamp to try, so I've been kind of obsessed with taking photos and videos under its glorious light. In addition to playing around with my camera, I've also been playing around with my stitches. I added an extra loop to my ribbon candy quilting, and I'm kind of in love with the result.
Overall, Spools is about halfway quilted. I was slowed down a bit when I managed to catch the backing fabric under the quilt and had to pick out a section, but no worries-- I'm off to the races again! And, I'm excited to finish it up for a BIG REVEAL next week!
Finally, the GIVEAWAY! HOORAY! There are two prizes: The first (1) winner will receive a copy of Piece and Quilt with Precuts by Christa Watson. This giveaway is generously provided by Martingale Publishing. If the winner is within the US, he or she will receive a physical copy of the book. An international winner will win a digital copy. The second (2) winner will receive a "pinwheel" of Modern Marks consisting of 50 2.5 x 21 inch strips (two each of 25 of the 26 fabrics in the line). Because of shipping costs, this winner is for the continental US only. There are several ways to enter in the Rafflecopter below, and the giveaway will run from October 9, 2017- 11:59PM EST on October 15, 2017. I'll announce the winner in next week's blog post!
The other Hoppers, Vicki and Kristin, are also doing giveaways, so be sure to visit them! And, this week we are joined by our friend Quiltin' Jenny who has published a thoughtful review of the book on her blog.
I'm so excited to share the finished quilt with you next week and choose TWO of you as our lucky winners. In the meanwhile, I want you to feel confident and joyful as you quilt this week. I'd like to send you a FREE copy of "3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Free Motion Quilting" to help you start the week strong. Just click below to sign up for my newsletter, and I'll send those to you straight away!
And while we're both quilting away, let's connect on social media! I post daily tips and inspiration, PLUS this week I'll be taking over the @52Quilters, and you don't want to miss out on that fun!! (There will be freebies!)