Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Quilters Newsletter's Best Scrap Quilts Blog Tour

Welcome to Day 2 of Quilters Newsletter's Best Scrap Quilts Blog Tour!!



Ahhh, scrap quilts.  I love scrap quilts.  It's actually my favorite way to quilt -- the more fabrics, the better.  And no, it's not just an excuse to add to my stash!  (Well, not entirely!)  I find that using a variety of colors, patterns, and textures gives scrap quilts instant warmth and incomparable charm.

You'll agree when you check out Quilters Newsletter's latest special issue, Best Scrap Quilts 2014.  The pages of Best Scrap Quilts are filled with lots of scrappy eye candy -- 28 patterns for bed quilts, throws, and home decor projects and, as a bonus, there's a beautiful and inspiring article on scrappy reverse applique. Best Scrap Quilts is available now on newsstands and in bookstores and in quilt shops.  It's also available online at Quilt and Sew shop in both hardcopy and digital editions.


Here's a sample of what you'll find in Best Scrap Quilts:




It's my Welcome Fall table runner and it's on page 21of Best Scrap Quilts. With flying geese and maple leaf blocks in warm, spicy shades of red, rust, and plum (with a bit of blue and green thrown in for good measure), this quilt is my ode to fall. 

And Welcome Fall is a true "scrap quilt".  With the exception of the border/backing fabric, the fabrics for this quilt came entirely from my stash. I like to think this speaks to my "use up/make do" mentality rather than the size of my stash.



Not that there is anything wrong with having a big stash!  In fact, thanks to the amazing people at Quilters Newsletter, here's your opportunity to grow your own stash with this beautiful Signature Scrap Bundle assembled by Susan Geddes, Art Director at QN.


For your chance to win Susan's bundle, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. MDT tonight (4/30/2014) by clicking on the word "comments" below.  You'll be redirected to a "Post a Comment" window.  Once there, either scroll to the bottom of the window or click "Jump to Comment Form" and follow the directions to leave your comment.  I'll draw one name at random, so please make sure I have your email address.  Only one comment per person, please, and the contest is only open to those who haven't won something from Quilters Newsletter in the last 90 days.

Enjoy the rest of the blog tour and good luck!

***This contest is now closed.  Thank you for all of your comments and don't forget to check out QN's blog every day this week for links to other designers' blogs and more chances to win fabulous prizes!***




72 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win!

GranChris said...

I love the colors and how you laid out the leaves and Flying Geese is wonderful. A fall must do.

Susie said...

Your table runner reminds me of my beloved New England fall.

WestVaLady said...

Beautiful runner. Love the fall colors and simplicity of the pattern. This is my idea of beauty. Thanks for sharing. TheWestVaLady@gmail.com

Kathy Stewart said...

I love your choice of colors! It made such a cheery fall runner! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Stubbings said...
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Amy Stubbings said...

It's a beautiful quilt. Thanks so much for the chance to win the bundle!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Fall is my favorite seasons and I have a great stash of fall colored fabrics. This runner would make a great gift too.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Having trouble leaving post. Would love to win. Nancy.sikkenga@gmail.com

Charleen Hakala said...

Maple leaf and flying geese are two of my favorite blocks. I agree that the more fabrics the better.

Kathryn P. said...

Beautiful colors! I love the ability to take "scraps" and turn them into something elegant like this.

oneoldgoat said...

I just love the scrappy quilts! The autumn leaf quilt is just beautiful -

Beth

Jessica Troian said...

Hi! I love those maple leaf blocks - must add them to a scrap quilt I'm making for my sister. :) Thanks! (teamtroian@bell.net)

Karen said...

Scrap quilts are beautiful and your Fall runner is no exception. I love how many fabrics can be used and still convey the look of a collection

Pat Wade said...

I also enjoy scrappy quilts.

patwade at cox dot net.

Patti said...

Your runner is awesome!

Cecilia said...

Your runner is beautiful! I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

WhoMom said...

Fabulous fall quilt! I love the peaceful pattern of your quilt and the colors. The fabric stack is fabulous too! Thank you for sharing with us!

JanineMarie said...

Beautiful quilt. Scrappy maple leaf quilts are some of my favorites. I have just the fabric (purchased on a fall vacation in Vermont)for that one!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

would love to win! love your quilts

Margaret said...

Wow keeping my fingers crossed. I need to run out and buy this book

jade2night@gmail.com said...

I love the table runner. I've been wanting to do a scrap project and have been saving scraps for it.

Jennifer said...

Scrap quilts are the best - so much color and each fabric has its own story!

Barb said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing

Donna Wilhelm said...

Love the pattern!

Kris said...

Lovely pieces. I not only have my scraps but boxes of scraps from my mother to use up.

Quilting Tangent said...

Very pretty fall quilt.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Auntie Glor said...

One of my favorite color palettes to work with!

Joan H. said...

Beautiful fall quilt! The colors are so real and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

DEKowal said...

Hello, Love the autumnal colors. Have some for a quilt, but can always use more. Thanks dek

grammygwendolyn said...

What a beautiful fall table runner, love the scrappy look, I think I might do this in a full size quilt.

tac73 said...

Love this tablerunner.

Debbie said...

I love using scraps! Right now I'm making an I Spy quilt with scraps. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Scraps are wonderful bonuses to work with.

Diantha said...

I like your flying geese and leaves table runner a lot.
Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

vwlady said...

I think this would make a wonderful Thanksgiving runner! Great use of scraps!

CindyB said...

Beautiful fabrics.

roberta mill said...

I love working with scraps-and would love a fabric bundle with the color orange!

Dee said...

Love Love Scrap Quilts - thank you for the opportunity

Julie said...

Hello Jen, What a lovely tablerunner.I am looking forward to making this one. Thank-you

Anonymous said...

Love your combination of scraps and maple leaves--very pretty! :-)

Karen.quilts@rogers.com

Kathy Freytag said...

So beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Fall is a beautiful table runner. I love your pattern and your colour choices.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win. I would put it to good use.

Nancy said...

I absolutely love the pattern and the scrappy look to your design I will be looking for more of your designs in the future! nepesons@myfairpoint.net

Becky Rabalais said...

Great table runner! It includes several blocks that I love sewing! Thanks for sharing!

travlr99 said...

Beautiful block - really love the fall colors

Cloud 9 said...

You used my favorite colors. Love it!

Annette Cordier said...

Love the table runner. Colors are great.

Annette Cordier said...

Love the table runner. Colors are great.

RosieGma said...

Jen, I love the flying geese and the colors that you choose for this great scrappy quilt......

Cathy said...

I love the autumn table runner. It is my favorite time of year and my favorite Scrappy quilt. Hugs

scottylover said...

I love flying geese! I want to make a quilt using only geese in a row. And your runner is adorable!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A
scotty4me39 (at)yahoo {d0t} com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great quilt! Great colors!!

LG said...

I made a fall scrap quilt sort of like your runner!

Nancy Karas said...

I have a fall "leaf" quilt on my list to do soon. I like your pattern, I bet it would look good in quilt form too!

Habs fan said...

This is an awesome quilt. I'm a Canadian and absolutely love autumn with all of it's beautiful colors.

Elizabeth said...

Pretty fabrics and table runner!

Vicki H said...

I love flying geese. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jane S. said...

That's a wonderful quilt design! Autumn is my favorite season so I'm always on the lookout for seasonal patterns and colors. :)

Sewbig said...

Love your quilt! The colors and patterns are great. I may have to add this to my "To make" list.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Very nice design.

schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

I love the quilt! My favorite season is autumn.

Susan Coulter said...

I like your runner! Glad there are different size projects in the issue.

crazy quilter said...

Ahh, scrap quilts are my favorite also. Love your fall table runner, I need to make this for my table .

Anonymous said...

Scrapy beauties.

Peggy said...

I'm loving the scrap quilts I've been making lately. I'd love to include the fabrics in this scrap bundle.

Karrie S said...

Love your quilt! (and your scraps!)

-karrie
ksmith8@emich.edu

Katherine said...

Love scrap quilts and this one is lovely. Your color choices work so well!

Suellen Dehnke said...

I'm a beginning quilter. It sounds crazy but I can't wait until my stash and my scrap pile is big enough to make a scrappy quilt.

Anonymous said...

This quilt is a beautie. Scraps for days!

carla said...

Hi!!! Your table runner is beautiful!!! I know the give away is over but I just saw this!!! Thank You