Jaftex Anniversary Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Hi everyone, and welcome to my stop on the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop! If this is your first time stopping by, I’m Sylvia and I’m primarily a modern quilter. I also love to make science-inspired quilts!

When I was asked to participate in this blog hop, I knew right away that I wanted to play with Peppered Cottons, as I’d had my eye on some of these for a while. They are shot cottons, meaning that the warp and weft threads of the fabric are different colors, and this gives them a near-solid appearance while adding a little bit of softness and interest to the look.

Giveaway Bundles | Flying Parrot Quilts

Many of my quilts have a large expanse of background fabric, so working with fat quarters is always a challenge for me. However, this line has a lovely range of neutrals, and I decided to combine them into a pieced background and just add a little pop of color. Since I’ve had Dresden Plates on my mind lately, I decided to make fat Dresdens. Here’s the quilt I came up with:

Mountain Rainbows | Flying Parrot Quilts

The chevrons reminded a friend of mine of the Rocky Mountains, so “Mountain Rainbows” is it for the title of the quilt!

The Dresdens were machine appliquéd on using an invisible thread, but unfortunately, as soon as I started quilting, the stitches began popping, so I had to go back and restitch them all down by hand. I quilted swirls into each colored wedge, which involved a lot of color changes and thread burying, but was so worth it.

Mountain Rainbows Detail | Flying Parrot Quilts

Mountain Rainbows detail | Flying Parrot Quilts

The rest of the quilting was straight line quilting following the chevrons, but I skipped every other line or so, and it really adds to the texture. I used my walking foot for this part. You can see it nicely in this photo:

Mountain Rainbows | Flying Parrot Quilts

For the backing, I used leftover colorful fabrics from the Dresden Plates. I rather like the color block effect!

mtn_rainbows_back

The fabrics are really soft and have a lovely drape; I actually starched them fairly heavily to make accurate piecing easier. However, they are a nice weight and not overly thin. This is my favorite color—light blue crossed with purple, and it almost shimmers.

Mountain Rainbows back detail | Flying Parrot Quilts

My favorite part of this quilt is the binding. I decided to continue the background gradient into the binding. I had never matched up colors at an angle before, and it was definitely a challenge, but there was just nothing else that would have quite worked the same.

Mountain Rainbows binding | Flying Parrot Quilts

Mountain Rainbows binding | Flying Parrot Quilts

Would you like to win your own 20-piece fat quarter bundle of all the fabrics used in this quilt? Here are the giveaway rules:

1. For a chance to win, leave me a comment and tell me what you would make with these fabrics.

2. For a second chance to win, follow me on Instagram, Bloglovin’, or by email. Leave me a separate comment telling me how you follow!

I’ll pick a winner at the end of the blog hop. (Although I usually try to respond to all comments, the volume during giveaways may mean I’m not able to. Rest assured that I read them all!)

For more chances to win all month, visit some of the other stops on the blog hop! There is also a grand prize giveaway, with chances to win a sewing machine, threads, and more, plus a chance for your favorite quilt shop to win, too. You can enter that drawing here:

85th Anniversary Giveaway
(Thanks to cosponsors Aurifil Threads, Schmetz Needles, and Janome!)

September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

 

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328 Responses to Jaftex Anniversary Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. Julie says:

    I love your quilt. If I win these I will make a quilt for my daughter. I don’t know the design.

  2. Julie says:

    I follow you by email and I am going to start following you on IG

  3. Pat Gottshalk says:

    The birthday blog has brought me to many wonderful blogs. Your gallery is stunning! I appreciate how you shared your process in the blog. I have been loving the P C’s since the first color group came out. I have been seeing letters, colored chalk on a blackboard.

  4. Pat Gottshalk says:

    I will be adding my second entry via email.

  5. Alice Ronne says:

    I just love your work! Added your site to my bookmarks and love your Paper Craness quilt. Would try starting with that if I won. The cranes are very special as I am a third generation Japanese American and haven’t found too many patterns for cranes-paper pieced or otherwise. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17(at)gmail (dot) com.

  6. Rita Long says:

    I would make a rainbow quilt.

  7. Judy Zoll says:

    Love your design and I really like your quilting. I enjoy studying how other people quilt. It gives me ideas for my own work.

  8. Ellie Paquette says:

    Your binding is great. Just how did you manage it—sew until you get near the next color then add to the binding?? It would be fun to use this bundle trying your binding idea. Thanks

  9. Michele T says:

    Wow! Another beautiful quilt!!! This collection of fabrics is beautiful and if I were the lucky winner, I’d make a quilt. Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

  10. Michele T says:

    I am following you now via Instagram (@winkowl) and via Bloglovin!! Thanks for an extra chance!!

  11. Debbie D says:

    I have a whole list of baby things in my head.. my daughter in law is due April 1st!! The quilt is stunning.. the binding.. I can’t even imagine what was involved with that matching!

  12. Debbie D says:

    Following you on instagram (@nailtechcom)

  13. carol n says:

    Love your quilt, I would like to make it if I win! Thanks

  14. Laurel Rudolph says:

    Beautiful! Elegant in it’s simplicity. A winner!!

    Boy, it would be hard to top this but a Science Fair type quilt came to my mind first for these fabrics.

    Great photography too.

  15. Paige says:

    Just started following via IG.

  16. Paige says:

    Love the dresdens on your quilt and label. Great design. I have never used peppered cottons in a quilt, would love to make a table runner.

  17. Debora says:

    I love the way you quilted the dresdens. The first think I thought of to make with these fabrics is a modern maple quilt.

  18. Debora says:

    I follow you on bloglovin.

  19. I would make 2 totes one for my self and one for my mom……..Love your quilt….happyness04431@yahoo.com

  20. Linda Gagliano says:

    I think I’d make a neutral background wall quilt with the colors made into something 3d, like rosettes. I miss summer gardening so this would give me flowers.

  21. Linda Gagliano says:

    I think I’d make a neutral background wall quilt with the colors made into something 3d, like rosettes.

  22. Linda Gagliano says:

    Following on bloglovin

  23. Connie Lawrence says:

    I enjoyed looking at your quilt and reading the story behind it. this inspires me to look for a small modern project. Thank you.

  24. Connie Lawrence says:

    I started following you via email.

  25. Janie says:

    Love the color choices on your quilt. The quilting is lovely. I would make a lap sized quilt with the bundle. Thank you for the inspiration.

  26. Janie says:

    I follow via e-mail Thanks!

  27. MoeWest says:

    I would use the peppered cottons in a table runner. I love your Mountain Rainbows quilt!

  28. MoeWest says:

    I follow with bloglovin.

  29. Mary Jane says:

    What a beautiful quilt! This fabric makes beautiful dresden blocks and I love them, I will definitely have to try them. Thanks

  30. Debbie Rogowski says:

    I love that you gave each fabric a highlight of it’s own. I would love to make a quilt in a bit of a different fashion. Maybe grouping them together with neutrals and brights in the same blocks and hopefully still get an organized quilt pattern

  31. Debbie Rogowski says:

    I like your style, I just signed up for your email list

  32. Mom C says:

    I think you really nailed your quilt with the name. Love it. Love the placement of the dresdens, everything! And the detail with the binding. I probably wouldn’t even think of that but it really sets the quilt right. Thanks.

  33. sharon says:

    I love your quilt
    and have been wanting to try shot cottons. I did buy a Kaffe charm pack but, it is still waiting.
    Of course, I would make a quilt if I won your giveaway
    thank you

  34. sharon says:

    I follow via bloglovin

  35. Amy Ready says:

    I love the way you matched the binding to the chevrons. I would use the fabrics in mini projects. I think they would add nice texture instead of plain solids.

  36. Amy Ready says:

    I also follow you on Instagram. Every time I see fabric that reminds me of science I think of you and your husbands shirts.

  37. Lori Morton says:

    LOOOOVE your Quilt!!! GORGEOUS! I would use these fabrics in a Quilt I am working on for my Daughter! Thanks for chance to win! 🙂

  38. Lori Morton says:

    I am following you thru Bloglovin too 🙂

  39. Lynn D in NC says:

    Love your quilt. I would use the fabrics in a quilt also.

  40. Marybeth Tawfik says:

    Beautiful quilt, love the way you used the neutrals. Binding is a wonderful touch, love how the flow is uninterrupted. Shot cottons rule!

  41. Dawn Jones says:

    I would make a Pinwheel Quilt. Have a great day!

  42. Dawn Jones says:

    I follow you via Instagram (cher277).

  43. susan says:

    I would make a quilt. I really like your quilting designs and think the binding is amazing!

  44. Sandy K says:

    I love the quilt you made. I would make a table topper.

  45. Vicki H says:

    Great fabrics. I would use them for a quilt for one of my grandsons.

  46. Vicki H says:

    New follower with bloglovin.

  47. Rina says:

    What a pretty combination o colors. Love what you did with them and how you managed to work around not having a large open background. If I were lucky enough to win the bundle I would make a quilt. Even have one in mind that would be perfect.

  48. Rina says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin under Crickets Corner

  49. Lovely quilt! I love peppered cottons and would use them to make a color block quilt. Thanks!

  50. Anita says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous, I love those shot cottons!

    I would make a lap size quilt with the bundle if I win

  51. Anita says:

    I follow you on Instagram.

  52. carolyn montgomery says:

    your quilt is gorgeous and so are these fabrics. thanks for the giveaway.

  53. carolyn montgomery says:

    i am following on blog lovin’.

  54. Lynda H says:

    I am a faithful follower via bloglovin

  55. Lynda H says:

    I am so impressed that you made that beautiful quilt from fat quarters. I have a new paper piecing pattern that I would like to try, and doing it in a rainbow of colors with varying backgrounds is an idea that is starting to percolate. This is why I like to follow blogs, inspiration around every corner.

  56. Laura says:

    I follow you by email. I’m glad I found your blog as I like to make science inspired quilts as well. Also I just completed a dresden plate project. I used 22.5 degrees, but yours are larger and I love them!

  57. Laura says:

    What would I make with those lovely fabrics? Think I’d carry on with the dresden theme. Thanks for the tip about “starch”. I know the peppered cottons are thicker than the Kaffe Fasset version. His line really need stabilization (I’ve added interfacing – yikes!)

  58. Wow! So many ideas, I’m so glad I’ll be able to follow all the blogs. Never thought to use the Dresden pattern like that, it sets everything off beautifully! ( I’m following via e-mail and Twitter, I don’t want to miss anything😊) my first Blog Hop has been fascinating and I don’t want to lose any of it. Thank you for this opportunity☺️

  59. Rosalie says:

    I have been wanting to make a quilt with HST with one neutral and various colors, so that would be my choice. I love your binding!

  60. Janice Mc Laren says:

    I think the fabric would be wonderful for a baby quilt and I love to make bags, so may be a bag or 2 also.

  61. Janice Mc Laren says:

    I’m following you on Bloglovin.

  62. Emily C says:

    I would make a beautiful star themed quilt.

  63. Glenda Britten says:

    I love your quilt. I’d like to make a rainbow quilt too, if I win. Great job on the quilting.

  64. Glenda Britten says:

    I just signed up to follow your blog.

  65. Judy says:

    Your quilt is beautiful and the name is perfect. I would use the fabrics to make a quilt like yours.

  66. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I love the name of the quilt and it matches it perfect! The quilting is beautiful. Love this quilt!

  67. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I just signed up for your emails! Can’t wait!

    I would love to win these fabrics to make some stars of my own!

  68. Quilting Tangent says:

    I would make a quilt with all those wonderful colors.

  69. Quilting Tangent says:

    New follower on bloglovin’.

  70. JoyceLM says:

    Great quilt. Love how you did your binding. I’d make a log cabin quilt if I’m lucky enough to win. Thanks.

  71. JoyceLM says:

    I’m a follower via Bloglovin’. Thanks again.

  72. Pam says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the landscape theme in a modern interpretation and in these almost solid fabrics. Thanks for sharing this. I’d like to use these fabrics in a quilt and in a vest.

  73. Pam says:

    I’m now following you on Bloglovin. I’m so glad that I discovered your inspiring blog on this hop! Thanks!

  74. Darlene B says:

    I would love to make mountain rainbows! Thx for the opportunity to win!

  75. Barbara Colvin says:

    A quilt! I have some embroidery patterns saved that would look awesome on the neutral Peppered cottons. I’d probably frame them with prints from my stash. As for the bright colors, hmmm, maybe a strip pieced tote–chevrons?

  76. Cecilia says:

    I love your quilt, especially your quilting. Thanks for sharing. I would make a quilt, possibly a Dresden Plate. I also like the label you made! Great idea!

  77. Cecilia says:

    I’m a new follower on Instagram as Ceciliaquilts.

  78. Barbara Colvin says:

    One of the fun things about blog hops is finding new blogs to follow. I just added yours to my Bloglovin feed! Love those science inspired quilts 🙂

  79. Kathie L says:

    I made a quilt for my niece with the Chantilly pattern, and I’d like to remake it for me.

  80. Kay Lemieux says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful fabrics.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  81. Kay Lemieux says:

    I would love to make a bright quilt with these lovely fabrics. I’d have to check out a few patterns for the right one.

    Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful fabrics.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  82. Joyce Carter says:

    Wow! Your quilt is so gorgeous! i would use these fabrics in a quilt also. Thank you for the giveaway.

  83. NancyB from Many LA says:

    I’d make a quilt!

  84. NancyB from Many LA says:

    I’m following you via email and IG

  85. Vicki P says:

    These Peppered cottons would be perfect for a cozy sunroom quilt to wrap around me this fall.

  86. Vicki P says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin’

  87. Sarah J. says:

    So beautiful- I love the 3 little dresden points in the corner on the back for a label- perfect touch! I would love to make a bag for myself from a few of the FQs an the rest for a quilt I think. Thank you!

  88. Karen quilts says:

    Really unique Dresden plates!! It really made the colors pop. Might try something like it if I win. Thank you.

  89. Verna says:

    Your binding impresses me–I got a headache trying to figure it out! And I like the dresden label.

    I would like to try peppered cottons and think it would be great for a baby quilt.

  90. Verna says:

    I’m now following via email.

  91. Pam McD says:

    That quilt is awesome. Those rainbow colors just pop. I pin’d it and am following you on IG and BlogLovin.

  92. Pam McD says:

    I want some of those rainbow dresdens. I would make some of those as well.

  93. Debbi says:

    I love the subtle color shifts from the two different thread colors! I would make a spring/Easter quilt.

  94. Debbi says:

    My favorite quilt shop is Quilted Owl.

  95. Wendy says:

    Love these fabrics! I have been wanting to make something with them since they first came out. I think maybe a quilt for one of my grandsons who will be graduating soon. Love the binding, impressive!

  96. Martina says:

    Beautiful quilt! And wow, I adore this binding! Great work!

  97. Martina says:

    I am a new follower via bloglvin’ and look forward to read more of you.

  98. Ellen Giglia says:

    What a lovely quilt. The matching binding is the perfect touch.

    I found out yesterday that my daughter’s best friend is pregnant. These fabrics would be perfect for a “not babyish” baby quilt.
    Thanks

  99. Ellen Giglia says:

    I follow you via Bloglovin

  100. Love the quilt; would make a lap quilt.

  101. Kathleen says:

    Oh your quilt is beautiful. I thought if you didn’t have a name for it I was going to suggest “mountains of flowers”. I think I’d like to make some pillow covers with these fabrics. They would look great in my family room.

  102. Kathleen says:

    I already follow you via email notification. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  103. Jocelyn says:

    Beautiful quilt and fabric! My favorite quilt shop is Quilts on Plum Lane.

  104. Claire Ross says:

    I follow you on IG

  105. Claire Ross says:

    I would make a quilted Beach tote x

  106. Lisa Marie says:

    Wow, that quilt is so gorgeous! If I should be lucky enough to win I would probably make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift. Or I might mix the fabrics with some from my stash and make a couple lap quilts.

  107. Ida says:

    That is so cool! I honestly don’t know what I’d make with it, probably an accordion quilt.

  108. LINDA says:

    BEAUTIFUL QUILT! I’D LIKE TO MAKE ONE SIMILAR!

  109. Gill says:

    I’d love to make a quilt for my daughter

  110. Gill says:

    Email follower

  111. Piroska says:

    What a gorgeous quilt! I love the colours!
    I would make a quilt for my little granddaughter. Probably with owl appliques.

  112. Piroska says:

    I follow you via Bloglovin (Pippirose)

  113. Joan M says:

    Beautiful quilt! Love the colours and the machine quilting! I’d make a lap quilt with the fabrics. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

  114. Joan M says:

    I follow you via Instagram.

  115. Ellee says:

    These fabrics are perfect for a quilt for my sofa!

  116. Sandra Weimer says:

    I like those colors, i’m into hexies right now, so I’d make something with them.

  117. Mary Preston says:

    Follow by email.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  118. Ellee says:

    I’m a new follower by email.

  119. Mary Preston says:

    I love your quilt.

    I’d be making some new cushion covers.

  120. Miriam says:

    Wonderful use of color! Your science background is always, though sometimes more subtle, visible in your quilts, and this is no exception. I have loved shot cottons since I was a little girl, and these are no different. I would have to make rainbow flying geese flying across a stormy (the neutrals) sky… or perhaps neutral geese flying across a sunset or sunrise… maybe two smaller quilts! Endless ideas! Thank you so much for a chance to win a collection of these fabulous fabrics.

  121. Miriam says:

    I follow by e-mail. Thank you for a second chance to win!

  122. Linda Webster says:

    I would love to make a scrappy feathered star quilt (for myself) with the peppered cottons. The colours are amazing!

  123. Linda Webster says:

    I’m following you by email.

  124. barbara woods says:

    love your quilt, follow on email

  125. Ann Madison says:

    I think those fabrics would make a great log cabin quilt. I do like your Rocky Mountain Rainbow very much.

  126. Gloria Cotten says:

    I love your quilt! Will you be offering a pattern for it? I sure hope so! I’ve just downloaded one of your free patterns and can’t wait to make it! yOur gallery of quilts is exquisite. I am so glad to discover you!

  127. Gloria Cotten says:

    I follow you now on Bloglovin

  128. Carol Y says:

    I absolutely love your quilt front and back! I’d make a throw for my mom – she loves shot cottons as much as I do. Thanks for the chance to win!

  129. Beth T. says:

    You answered every question I had about these gorgeous peppered cottons–it’s like you were reading my mind. Now that I know they are not as thin as some other shot cottons, I think I would make a flying geese-patterned quilt, something I could tuck under when I want to read on quiet afternoons this winter. Or spring, depending on how quickly I quilt.

  130. Beth T. says:

    I am a new follower via email.

  131. Debby E says:

    I LOVE your quilt! Not quite sure what I’d make yet, but I know that I’d be rubbing my face in those fat quarters until I decide!!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  132. Debby E says:

    Following you on bloglovin 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  133. Laura P in NH says:

    I love your quilt and your quilting. I would make a chevron quilt for my youngest daughter if I were lucky enough to win.

  134. Susan says:

    Amazing quilt! Since I like how your quilt looks so much, if I won, I think I would make a Dresden runner.

  135. Susan says:

    I follow via Bloglovin’.

  136. Mary says:

    I would cut some of the fabric in squares and try marching them across a horizontal line like your oartial Dresdens, then add some solids. Thanks.

  137. Mary says:

    I just signed up to follow via email.

  138. Michele says:

    Absolutely LOVE your quilt – it is beautiful!!! I would make a quilt for my nephew.

  139. Michele says:

    Following you on Instagram!

  140. Emily says:

    I LOVE your quilt! I’ve been seeing these peppered cottons all over, thanks to the blog hop. If I won, I’d like to do something fairly simple that shows off the great colors, much like yours has. Dresdens haven’t captured me yet, but I would come up with something!

  141. Annmarie says:

    Awesome quilt – very unique. I love bright fabrics so I’d easily use those in my many appliqued wall quilts. Not so sure about the neutrals. Maybe a pretty table runner to be given as a gift.

  142. Emily says:

    I’m a new subscriber via email.

  143. Kathy h says:

    I would make a baby quilt for one of my new grandma friends.

  144. Kathy h says:

    I follow you by email.

  145. Sarah says:

    I signed up to follow you with bloglovin.

  146. Sarah says:

    This is my first time on your blog, and I love what you make! I LOVE that binding, too! I signed up to follow you, and I will be back. Thank you for the giveaway.

  147. Kathy E. says:

    You have created an amazing quilt! I would be so proud if I made something like that! If I won this bundle, I’d make a modern quilt using circles and squares. I saw a pattern recently like this and used only solid colors. It was gorgeous and these fabrics would be perfect!

  148. Kathy E. says:

    I am a new follower of yours on Bloglovin’ and look forward to more wonderful creations!

  149. Rhonda Best says:

    I would use these beautiful fabrics to make a quilt for my daughter. mtmom57@gmail.com

  150. Rhonda Best says:

    I follow you on bloglovin and by email. mtmom57@gmail.com

  151. Bonnie Larson says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. I love the colours in your quilt and would love to make one to snuggle in myself.

  152. Maryellen says:

    I have great-nieces and nephews coming soon, so need baby quilts.

  153. Darlene Krystal says:

    love the Dresden colors……..I have a mariners compass that d like to try and make…that’s what I would use the fabrics for….

  154. Maryellen says:

    I follow on Bloglovin

  155. teri says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I would love to make some placemats for Christmas from these fabrics.

  156. teri says:

    I now follow on Bloglovin’

  157. Jan N. says:

    I love your quilt and the binding is genius! Been looking around your blog and found your Paper Cranes quilt which would be perfect for your giveaway. I would make your Paper cranes quilt from the Peppered Cottons bundle.

  158. Deb F says:

    Gorgeous, your quilt is just gorgeous. Your photographs just show all of the details so well. I’m not familiar with Bloglovins’, but I am going to check into it. The best part of the blog hops (besides dreaming of winning a prize) is all of the creative blogs that I didn’t previously know about. I’ll be following you via email. Thanks for the chance to win.

  159. Jan N. says:

    I’m a new follower via email. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  160. Anne says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  161. Anne says:

    My son just moved in to a new apartment. He could use a quilt as the weather is turning colder. As a child, he always liked to play with string. Maybe a sting quilt with lots of these solids mixed in! My favorite quilt shop is near my home – the Quilted Crow.

  162. Claudia says:

    I am a shot cottonholic. I’d like to make a lap quilt for my husband.

  163. Anne says:

    I follow Henry Glass on IG.

  164. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I love the vibrant colors of the fabric and would make a Hunter’s Star wall hanging. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  165. Barbara Martin says:

    Wonderful quilt! I love the colors and believe I would use them to make a table runner or two!

  166. Barbara Martin says:

    I follow you via bloglovin thanks for the giveaway

  167. Renea says:

    I really like your quilt. I would make a quilt with these fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  168. NancyL says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous!!! I love the texture of the peppered cottons, I would make a quilt and/or wall hanging.

  169. NancyL says:

    I follow you on Instagram, I am naloge16

  170. Nathania says:

    I like the idea of shot cotton, I would use this to have fun with neutrals and make a dress, maybe even a fun lap quilt.

  171. GrannyC says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! If I won the fat quarters, I would make a runner for the top of my piano, and possibly a runner for my dining room table. 😊

  172. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    Following you on Bloglovin. cdahlgren at live dot com

  173. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    I would love to make a quilt for my granddaughter, she loves rainbows, so I would want to do something like that. I would have to get my thinking hat on. cdahlgren at live dot com

  174. Ursula says:

    You really made a beautiful quilt with your fat quarters. I would love to use these fabrics to make totebags. I think they would be very striking.

  175. Jen B says:

    I’d make a quilt, but other than that, I don’t know. I love that you used a quarter dresden for you quilt label.

  176. Chris says:

    I have no doubt I would make a quilt just don’t know what pattern. I’ve seen some true creativity so far. Your quilt is wonderful.

  177. Helen LeBrett says:

    First, I have to say that I LOVE your quilt!!! the Chevron background, the great pop of colors in the Dresden blocks, and your quilting is just perfect!! And that binding: WOW!!! I don’t think I would have ever figured out how to continue the diagonal of the blocks in to the binding! And if I won the bundles, I think I’d probably make your quilt (if you would let me do so): why reinvent the wheel?! Congrats on a beautiful quilt!! Hugs, Helen in Healdsburg

  178. Chris says:

    I am following on BL.

  179. Alice says:

    Gorgeous project and the quilting is fantastic. I have been wanting to work with the Peppered cottons for a while. I was thinking a Lone Star but your project makes me want to use that dresden ruler that I could not live without and has never been out of the package!

  180. Alice says:

    I started following you on Bloglovin’

  181. Béatrice says:

    I would make a modern quilt. Thanks.

  182. Helen LeBrett says:

    I’m following you via email now! 🙂

  183. Connie Cain says:

    I am a new follower via e-mail. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  184. Connie Cain says:

    I think your quilt is one of my favorites so far! I love it! I am a newbie and my goal is to make a quilt for my kids and grandkids. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  185. KathyCummings says:

    I love your quilt…great design! Thank you for the giveaway.

  186. KathyCummings says:

    I’m following you on Bloglovin and Instagram now. Thank you for the giveaway.

  187. Afton says:

    I’d make a quilt. I love the shimmer of these fabrics.

  188. Frances says:

    Beautiful quilt Sylvia….you just keep coming up with wonderful ideas!!!! I would love to win the fabrics, but have no idea right now what I would make from them!!

  189. Paula L says:

    I like the quilt you designed and how it shows the the wide range of colors i this collection. I would choose a pattern to showcase the colors also!

  190. Paula L says:

    I am following you on Instagram!

  191. What a great use of those luscious fabrics! You did a fabulous job of that matched binding, Sylvia. And the quilting is beautiful!

  192. Marilyn Hagoian says:

    Great quilt! I really like the use of neutrals as the background. I would make a quilt for one of my sons. Thanks for the chance to win.

  193. Jean says:

    Kudos on the quilting. Love your label. I would make some new accent pillows

  194. Beautiful quilt! I would love to make a lap quilt with these neat fabrics!

  195. I am now following you on Instagram, thanks!

  196. Karen McMahon says:

    I love your quilt. The binding is soooo cool, wow. I would make a quilt with the fat quarter bundle, not exactly sure which yet, maybe a trip around the world.

  197. Tracy says:

    Sylvia! This is fabulous!! I love the way you used the colors on this. I am constantly amazed by your creations.

  198. Amy says:

    That is so pretty mixing neutrals with a pop of color. I would never have thought to try that. I’m in awe of the binding too. So complicated!

  199. Mary Furber says:

    Love your quilt! The Peppered Cottons would make great background fabrics to embroider on. I have several machine embroidery collections that would be great on these. Thanks for the giveaway.

  200. Mary Furber says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin’

  201. Delaine says:

    I just love your quilt! The design with the half dresdens is very unique. I would make a new quilted table cloth with the fabric. Thanks!

  202. melissa Latter says:

    I would make a quilt…likely for me : )

  203. Teresa Knittingdancer says:

    I haven’t decided yet what I would make with these fat quarters a quilt or some tote bags.

  204. Ashley says:

    I would love to make a table runner! what beautiful colors!

  205. Lynne Tilley says:

    I follow on Instagram! 🙂

  206. Lynne Tilley says:

    I would make a quilt for certain. These fabrics are just so wonderful. Your quilt is AWESOME, front as well as the back. Wow. Thanks!

  207. Shirley Clark says:

    Your quilt is certainly an inspiration! I love how you used all of the colors. I have one bundle of Peppered Cottons so another one would really help me to make a nice quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  208. Shirley Clark says:

    Following you on Bloglovin’.

  209. Ellen says:

    Gorgeous quilt. I would make a table runner with the fabric. They look beautiful.

  210. Patty1 says:

    Your quilt is fascinating. The closer you look, the more there is to see…even the back is fun! The binding is very cool. I have in mind to make a star sampler.

  211. Ellen says:

    I am following you on Instagram

  212. Rochelle says:

    Beautiful quilt. I love the dresden fans and the way the set off the chevron mountains. The quilting is beautiful. I would make a donation quilt for one of our local charities.

  213. wendy says:

    what a fabulous quilt! the matched binding just finishes it off perfectly.

    I have no idea what I’d make, I’ve been searching around for a good pattern to make using all solids, so maybe I’d go that route.

  214. wendy says:

    I follow you on Feedly. I know that wasn’t one of the options, but I don’t use Blogloving.

  215. Sandi says:

    With all those rainbow colours, I think that is the way to go, maybe rainbow beach shacks along the sand and surf with a palm tree or two and surfboards. Would love a chance to see what would happen if I won them. Love your curly cues you quilted into your Dresden plates.

  216. Kay Mc says:

    I think these fabrics would look great in an Amish style quilt. Love what you did with the Dresdens.

  217. JoAn GODFREY says:

    i have a new little great-great nephew who needs a quilt. this would be perfect!!!

  218. Marsha says:

    I love your Rainbow Mountain quilt! I’m in the process of cutting fabrics for a scrappy New York Beauty quilt and the solids would add to the beauty of it, I know!!

  219. Patty1 says:

    I am following you with email.

  220. Doris McCarty says:

    I would add them to my hexie quilt!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

  221. Doris McCarty says:

    I follow on Bloglovin.
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  222. April says:

    I would love to make a quilt for one of my nephews, or possibly my husband, similar to yours! My husband loved rainbows when he was a kid, and it has a masculine feel to it. It’s beautiful!

  223. Toni A. says:

    Those bright colors would go into a sharing quilt for an Indian reservation in AZ I like your idea of a Dresden plate rainbow over the mountains.

  224. Esther G says:

    Your quilt is beautiful. I have no idea what I would make with these fabrics but I’d love a chance to play with them.

  225. Esther G says:

    I’m now following you on bloglovin’.

  226. marci roberts says:

    A beautiful design!

  227. Betsy says:

    I am making a scrappy trip around the world quilt for a wedding gift and I would add that bundle to the pattern

  228. Betsy says:

    I already follow on bloglovin

  229. jane d says:

    I follow you by email!

  230. jane d says:

    I love your quilt, I think I’d make it if I win!

  231. Mary Ann says:

    Maybe a beautiful tote bag or a bed runner. Wonderful giveaway.

  232. Mary Ann says:

    I just signed onto your great blog. Looking forward to reading your blog posts.

  233. stanleybeagle says:

    mini quilts, always mini quilts!

  234. stanleybeagle says:

    I follow you on IG!

  235. Cathy Karlak says:

    Love your quilt. It’s gorgeous. Great mash-up of the traditional & the modern. Not sure what I’d make with the fabric. I’m sure I’d come up with something! My daughter has put in a quilt request…. And so has my Mom. So I got a list going! (I’ve been quilting since August of this year…..)

  236. Margaret Schindler says:

    I really love how you did this quilt. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents with us

  237. Margaret Schindler says:

    I am now following you on Instagram @marg1950

  238. Lisa E says:

    OMG. Mountain Rainbows is just gorgeous!!! I would use the fat quarter bundle to make a quilt for my daughter who just started college this week.

  239. Allison C says:

    Great quilt! I’d love to make my friend a baby quilt for her incoming baby boy.

  240. Allison C says:

    I follow you via bloglovin

  241. Debby says:

    I love this quilt. I really do like the look from skipping a line in the quilting. So nice!

  242. Debby says:

    I follow you on instagram as determined_debby.

  243. LeAnne L says:

    That binding is amazing! I wouldn’t know where to start to make everything come out even.

  244. Jenn says:

    Love the quilt you made. I’d like to use the fabric to make a modern quilt.

  245. Jenn says:

    Just signed up & am following you via e-mail.

  246. Pat Gottshalk says:

    Wonderful scale, great impact.

  247. Tammy M. says:

    I’m not usually a fan of modern quilts, but yours fascinate me. I guess I would make a lap quilt to brighten the living room during the winter months.

  248. Amanda M says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! And these fabrics are so yummy! I’d love to make a quilt for my sister, something classic with a modern twist 🙂

  249. Amanda M says:

    I follow you on Instagram (I’m @muchoxoxo). Thanks for the chance!

  250. Diana C says:

    I would love a chance to play with shot cottons. I’d make a color wheel wall hanging for my sewing room.

  251. MaryMargaret says:

    I absolutely love Pepper Cory’s peppered cottons and I love your quilt, the back is as beautiful as the front. I’d love to use the fabrics in a quilt pattern called Percolate.

  252. Pam C says:

    I would probably make a modern looking quilt, maybe using a dresden template. By the way, love the Trees & Gnomes quilt and the aqua Flying Geese quilt. It’s beautiful.

  253. Pam C says:

    I just signed up to follow your blog by email. Thanks!

  254. Bobbie says:

    I love this quilt! Especially the dresden on the back! A nice unexpected surprise! Each stop on the hop had asked what I would do with this fabric and each time I come up with something different. It is so beautiful and lends itself to many styles and would be beautiful just sitting in my shelf. 🙂 I can see a fun bouncy ball design quilt… For A fun loving kidlet… Where’s my graph paper…

  255. Gloria says:

    I want to make some free form winter trees having been inspired by Helen Howes.

  256. Donna W says:

    If I should be the lucky one to win these, I would make a lap quilt for my family room. We are in need of a new one. Thanks

  257. Melanee says:

    I have given away most everything that I have made..my home deserves some nice treatment. Table runner and a wall quilt would be wonderful for us all to enjoy!

  258. JoAnne T. says:

    Sylvia, I cannot tell you how impressed I am by your outstanding binding. I’ve given it some thought and cannot imagine how you did that. All I can say is: Wow! I don’t think I would ever even attempt something like that. Your quilt is gorgeous!

    I would make a bright, colorful quilt for my first grandchild, very unlike the pale pink one I made that matches her bedroom. I’d also make a matching wall hanging so there could be some bright colors in her room. Thanks for the inspiration, I am going to do this for Christmas.

  259. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    Your quilt is stunning! I have 2 half yard pieces of Shot Cotton myself. So far I’ve just “pet” and admired them. If I were your lucky winner of the wonderful FQ Bundles, my Shot Cotton stash would have some playmates with which to make a pretty quilt! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and for the giveaway opportunity.

  260. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    P.S. Oops. I meant PEPPERED COTTON!

  261. Mary Okruhlik says:

    Quilt ‘N Sew Studio, Katy, Texas

  262. Linda Cartwright says:

    I love how you worked the dresden plates in this quilt, very pretty, and colorful.

    I have always wanted to make a dresden plate quilt, so I will probably use these fabrics for it.

  263. Oh my, your quilt is fabulous!!! Love the way you worked the binding in to the chevron colors – you did an amazing job!!! LOVE IT!! I want to copy it even!!! That’s what I would make if I won 🙂

  264. farm_quilting is following you on IG!

  265. Beverly Letsche says:

    Love the peppered cottons. Think it would be fun to do in a log cabin quilt.

  266. Beverly Letsche says:

    Follow on emails.

  267. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I would make a quilt for charity. Thanks!

  268. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I’m a new Bloglovin follower. Thanks!

  269. Helen says:

    I have a Jenny Doan pattern in mind for these fabrics. I don’t often work with solids so it would be fun.

  270. Helen says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin.

  271. Jennifer K says:

    A wall quilt of some sort.

  272. Katy M says:

    What a lovely quilt 🙂 The back is as nice as the front! I’d love to make a quilt too if I won x

  273. allison says:

    This is such a gorgeous quilt, fantastic job! I’d like to make a quilt with these if I win too.

  274. KJ says:

    Wow, what a beautiful quilt. And I am in awe of your binding. You rock!
    Thanks for the chance to win. I have never worked with shot/peppered cotton, nor solids and have no idea what I make but I am quite certain inspiration will strike quickly if I win.

  275. Janith Farnham says:

    Oh my! I have several designs waiting to sew!

  276. Veronica Rushton says:

    I think the Peppered Cottons would make a nice masculine quilt for my husband. veeveebug@aol.com

  277. Karen Thurn says:

    Very beautiful quilt!! If I won this bundle I’d make a quilt, of course. Thanks for explain what a shot cotton is. I never knew and always wondered.

  278. Karen Thurn says:

    I follow you by email.

  279. Rose Sabey says:

    I love your quilt, the back is just as beautiful as the front! If I had some of these fat quarters I would make a color block tote bag! Thank you for the chance to win!

  280. Rose Sabey says:

    I follow you on bloglovin!

  281. Christine Murray says:

    That is an awesome quilt! And I’ve never seen a binding like that! I would make a prayer quilt to give to someone in need.

  282. Christine Murray says:

    I am subscribing to follow you by email.

  283. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I would make a modern quilt – I really like the back of your quilt, I think it makes it reversible! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  284. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I follow you on Instagram.

  285. DebraKay Neiman says:

    I would love to make your quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  286. DebraKay Neiman says:

    I follow on bloglovin and instagram. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  287. Susan Ikin says:

    I would love to make a geometric quilt to highlight the fabrics

  288. Susan Ikin says:

    Following on IG

  289. Jennie says:

    I want to make a quilt that’s very modern and colorful.

  290. ikkinlala says:

    I’d make a quilt… maybe log cabin? I’m bad at deciding ahead of time.

  291. Juliet says:

    I would make little stuffed pigs. 😀

  292. Juliet says:

    I follow you on instagram.

  293. Joyce says:

    I would make a rainbow quilt. The pattern has been stuck in my head for a long time. Love the special touch on the back.

  294. Ana Sweet says:

    I would add it to my boy’s quilts for charity box and the colors would be perfect.

  295. Tamie says:

    Love your modern take on the dresden. I’d love to make a new throw for myself with these fabrics.

  296. Tamie says:

    I’m following on BL.

  297. kbo says:

    I think I would create a quilt with a color wheel/color theory influence. really like how you created the back fabric.

  298. Mary D says:

    My nephew is off to college next next so I need to get working on his quilt. these peppered cottons just scream male quilt to me so there they would be.

  299. Kristine says:

    I love the colors! Thanks for hosting and helping to celebrate!

  300. Kristine says:

    I follow on bloglovin.

  301. Terri says:

    Lucky you – I have been eyeing Peppered Cottons for some time now. Would love to have some of them to make a quilt called Ribbon Candy by GE Designs. Enjoy your blog!

  302. Elaine Gates says:

    I think a Christmas quilt is on my mind for these lovely fabrics after seeing you colorful rainbows. I can just see many colored lights reflecting off tinsel.

  303. Elaine Gates says:

    I will be following on email. I am always interested in quilting decisions of others and how they turn out.

  304. Jo Anne Hawks says:

    Not sure what I would make. I really like the bright colors, but those browns are a challenge for me. I could definitely use the variety is small projects like zipper bags and notebook covers and fabric baskets.

  305. Diantha Howard says:

    I would make a child’s quilt since the fabric is soft.

  306. Debbie Miller says:

    Your quilt is fantastic and very creative-great use of the wonderful colors in the fabric! I have a recent attraction to Dresden designs and might use the fabrics to make them into a quilt.

  307. Debbie Miller says:

    I am starting to follow you by email.

  308. Heather B says:

    I would love to use these in a quilt for my oldest son. He is the only one I have not had a chance to make one for yet.

  309. Amanda Best says:

    I would use these fabrics to make a star quilt. bestbelle2010@aol.com

  310. Amanda Best says:

    I follow you by email. bestbelle2010@aol.com

  311. Elaina Dooley says:

    I would like to make a log cabin quilt with that fabric. That would look good I think.

  312. Sara M says:

    Thank you for the explanation of shot cottons. I’ve heard that term, but didn’t know what it meant. I love dresden quilts – so many layout possibilities beyond the traditional. Awesome quilting!!

  313. Heidi says:

    This has been an amazing hop! Your patchwork and quilting are amazing & I think that blue with purple crossweave is likely my favorite too. I am re-visiting blogs on this final day, and finally entering for the grand prize! I would love to share winnings with my LQS, Quiltique!

  314. Sherryl Wynne says:

    Well dang. I want to make the quilt YOU just made! That is gorgeous. I have a couple of other quilts on my “to do” list that call for solids, which would also be perfect. I do love the look of solid blocks of color in a quilt. Nicely done!!

  315. karen says:

    What a lovely quilt design–so fresh and original! Those fabrics look great for placemats and mini minis.

  316. Lisa S says:

    The quilt you made is just gorgeous! I love how you used the Dresden plates to simulate the mountains and the color saturation of these fabrics is pure beauty! I would love to have a bundle to make a fence rail quilt to curl up under to wait out the winters we have here in the Northeast.

  317. Lisa S says:

    I’m following you on Instagram!!

  318. Nicole Sender says:

    Your rainbow mountains are so pretty! I’d make a quilt with the fabric.

  319. Nicole Sender says:

    Bolglovin follower: Nicole Sender

  320. Pamela R says:

    I think I could make a cool quilt for my grandson.

  321. Pamela R says:

    I follow on BlogLovin’

  322. Sallie says:

    I’d make a quilt. Love your backing!

  323. Ellen says:

    I love your quilt. I would make a quilt for my daughter who is getting married in Jan.

  324. Susan McGregor says:

    Your quilts are so creative! I love shot cottons and would love to try these Peppered Cottons. I would use them to make a modern quilt that focuses on the luster of the fabrics.

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