Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Flight of Colors for Creative New Quilts and Projects Blog Hop

Welcome to my day for the Creative New Quilts and Project blog hop!  I was excited to get to make this project from Wendy Sheppard's book - pillows are such a fun decorative touch and these pillows have a lot of negative space to show off some fun quilting.

The pieces in this project are small, but the instructions for putting it together were so easy to follow and Wendy thought of a really clever way to cut and sew those odd shaped pieces!  The illustrations were great, as well and really helped me make sure I got everything sewn together in the right order.  She used leftovers from the crossings quilt for hers, and I used some leftovers from my Caribbean Splash Fish Quilt and Sea Salt Sandy Sea Star quilt for mine!  The background is also Island Batik - Swirl Circles in light grey that I bought last year for a different project.  Isn't it pretty?  I did the quilting with Aurifil 50 wt thread in pale yellow.

This was a really fun project to make, and I am thrilled with the end results.


 As I was looking through the rest of the book I saw several projects that appealed to me.  I really appreciated seeing the possibilities of using precuts, or fabrics from your stash (because you know we all have that stash issue).  And the quilting is eye candy for sure!  I loved the variety of different projects in the book as well, several would make fun gifts.

Take a minute and listen to Wendy's interview with Pat Sloan!  You can also catch up with Wendy on her blog.

Would you like a copy of this Creative New Quilts and Projects?  You can buy a copy right now!  It is available from Lauderdale Publishing as a print copy or a download!

Or you can enter this drawing to win a copy for free!  This drawing is only open for United States addresses and Lauderdale will ship the winner their copy.

***********OOPS!  The rafflecopter giveaway widget won't start until tomorrow, but go ahead and leave a comment and either come back and finish later, or I will add your e-mail manually!  Sorry for the issue!**********

Make sure you check out the rest of the hop, each one of us will be giving away a copy of the book. as well as showcasing a project made out of Island Batik!

Monday, March 14 – Island Batik (You’re here now!)
Tuesday, March 15 – Crossings Quilt, The Fit Quilter
Wednesday, March 16 – Flight of Colors Pillows, Pamela Quilts
Thursday, March 17 – Care for a Cuppa Quilt, MooseStash Quilting
Friday, March 18 – Birds of a Feather Placemats, Bejeweled Quilts

Monday, March 21 – Birds of Feather Runner, One Quilting Circle
Tuesday, March 22 – Childhood Memories Quilt, Beaquilter
Wednesday, March 23 – Winter Blues Quilt, Freemotion by the River ANDKISSed Quilts
Thursday, March 24 – Stars Over Columbia Quilt, Mary Mack Made Mine
Friday, March 25 – Count My Blessings Quilt, Lemon Tree Snippets

51 comments:

  1. That's such a pretty pillow, with a great design, and I love your quilting!

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  2. Beautiful pillows! Love them.

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  3. your pillow are lovely. i have got to make some of these. thanks for sharing
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  4. Love your pillows. Tried to sign up for the giveaway but the rafflecopter says the giveaway has started yet. Not sure why it saying that anyone else having this problem.

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  5. great pillow, and I see the rafflecopter is not live yet

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  6. Love this pillow and the beautiful quilting!

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  7. Gorgeous pillows! I've been thinking about making some new pillows, but first I need to get off the computer! 😊

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  8. I like the clean design - so nice for a sun room

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  9. That pillow is gorgeous. The negative space really makes those beautiful fabrics pop. Great work!

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  10. I've always been a fan of flying geese. Always a good design choice.

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  11. What a fun way to use your stash, the pattern really shows off the fabric

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  12. Your color choices are fabulous! I kinda wanna copy your interpretation!

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  13. That pillow looks yummy. Love the colors and the overall design. Total #CreativeGoodness.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  14. Love the colors! Great for a sunny summer, outside on the deck chairs...!

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  15. LOVE YOUR CHOICES! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  16. Beautiful pillows... I keep thinking this is exactly what I need to do...thanks for sharing!

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  17. Great looking pillow. Bright colors that are just perfect for Spring too.

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  18. Love your color combinations. Beautiful pillows.

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  19. These are gorgeous, and that quilting... Wowza!!!!

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  20. The pillow(s) are wonderful. Yes, I have quite a stash and too many pre-cuts so I know I can make good use of Wendy's book.

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  21. I love your pillow. The greens and yellows went together well. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  22. Beautiful pillows! I love pillows, just wish I had more room to put them. Thanks!

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  23. the colors and quilting are perfect! Of course, as a "Pamela" myself, I'm prejudiced. pjrquilter(at) msn dot com

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  24. Gorgeous quilting! Nice project. :-)

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  25. Love your pillows. These would look great in my family room!

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  26. Great pillows. I really love light batiks and they seem hard to come by.

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  27. Love these. Beautiful design and work. I kept a journal as a teenager but have never done so as an adult.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  28. I had to keep a journal for an English class in high school. I don't have the time anymore.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  29. Lovely pillow! I keep an artistic journal beside my bed! I use it to write and doodle designs that I dream up!

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  30. Wonderful pillows! I kept a journal/diary as a kid but haven't in many many years.

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  31. I have never kept a journal but it should be something that I would enjoy. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  32. So very pretty! Seeing your pillow as an example of the projects in this book I am going to have to get a copy. Thanks for joining the hop and sharing your project. Rina

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  33. Never kept a journal. Love the pillows!

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  34. Love the pillows! I did journal in the past.
    Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  35. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Pretty pillows. I have a pictorial journal of the projects I have made
    Rosemary

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  36. So I won't forget, yes I keep a journal. I like to go back and be remind of fun times. I learned to skip writing about the not so great ones. Their not so fun. Your pillows are so cheerful and perky. Could use them right about now. Thanks for joining the hop. I know sometime that's not easy to squeeze into our schedules.
    Blessings
    Tonia

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  37. Gorgeous quilting! Nice project. :-)

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  38. I have never kept a journal but I think it would be good to do one just for quilts.

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  39. My favorite color right now is orange. From creamsicle to salmon I love them all

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  40. Lovely work on this project! Looks like fun

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  41. Love your pillow! I have a partially finished little little quilt that would look real nice with that. Little like a small table topper.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  42. Anonymous4:18 PM

    Cute pattern, love it!

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  43. Anonymous4:50 AM

    My favorite color to work with is blue: Light blue, dark blue, bright blue, pastel blue. Overall I like tropical colors, particularly in batiks. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  44. I love the quilting on the pillows.

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  45. I always keep a journal about my quilts. I use it to record everything from the thread I quilted it with, to different layouts, to running calculations for binding and border lengths, when I started and finished, who it's for, fabrics I used (sometimes with samples), costs associated with the quilt, everything I can think of: if I do it I write it down. This has saved my bacon so many times, plus it's a wonderful way to look back and remember quilts made and see progress in quilting. I would recommend this for any quilter, new or seasoned!

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  46. I don't keep a journal, but maybe I should especially when I start something and don't finish until years later, and then I am scrambling looking for fabric.

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