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Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation has released her new book, Stash Statement.  I am excited to be making a quilt to help kick off the book. The blog hop starts today on her blog.

The book tour blog hop runs now through mid-July, featuring one pattern per week. Today you can see Shelley and Connie's versions of the cover quilt, Grand Bazaar. Mine is coming in May. Here's a peek of my progress on the scrappy bits.

Here's the full schedule of the hop. Save this post to check back here each week or follow Kelly so you don't miss any of the posts.

Stash Statement Blog Tour Schedule

4/16- Grand Bazaar
Shelley @ Cora's Quilts
Connie @ Freemotion by the River

4/23- Louvered
Lindsey @ Primrose Cottage Quilts
Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts

4/30- Precarious
Jess @ Quilty Habit
Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts

5/7- Beach Retreat
Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts
Liz @ Savor Every Stitch

5/14- Fire Pit
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts
Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts

5/21- Detour 
Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts 
Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

5/28- Murrina 
Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
Leanne @ Devoted Quilter

6/4- Scattered
Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal
Christine @ Triangles and Squares

6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom
Chris @ made by ChrissieD
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty

6/18- Regatta
Susan @ Quilt Fabrication
Debbie @ A Quilter's Table
Christa @ Christa Quilts

6/25- Catch a Falling Star
Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Anja @ Anja Quilts

7/2- College Prep
Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan
Lori @ Crossquilt

7/9- Take Flight (free bonus pattern)
Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter

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Welcome!

I'm thrilled to be here for the Wonderlust Blog Hop with Benartex. Paula Nadelstern's intricate prints and beautiful colors are a joy to work with! Her line is centered around four detailed prints in three different color ways – a kaleidoscope of colors. I chose to feature the Marbella prints, the blenders from her series. Check out the entire line of the collection.

I chose to use my Ombre HST pattern for my quilt top. It's based on creating an ombre effect through different values of a color palette and was designed with monochromatic solids in mind. I decided to mix things up and create my Ombre HST pattern with a rainbow of colors since the Marbella prints were not only beautiful color, but a variety of values. I arranged the ten Marbella prints in order of value, light to dark, and omitted two colors since my tutorial is based on using eight fabrics. In order of value, 1= lightest and 8 = darkest, I used the following Marbella prints:

1 - Tangerine
2 - Olive
3 - Turquoise
4 - Orange
5 - Red
6 - Green
7 - Navy
8 - Purple

 

I auditioned a pile of different thread colors for my all over meandering quilt motif. Laying the thread over the different colored fabrics gave me an idea of how the thread would look once quilted. This was round two, and the Spring Green (Aurifil #1231 50 wt) won.

The Spring Green thread blended nicely with the light fabrics and had a good amount of contrast to the darker fabrics.

I love how it sparkles with the majority of lighter values in the upper portion of the quilt. Below is the same photo in black and white to see the values of the fabrics. [Tip: Take a black and white photo of your fabrics to determine their relative values.] My quilt finished at 32" x 40".

Be sure to check out my full tutorial for my Ombre HST Quilt. The tutorial includes a calculator for determining the size quilt which can be created based on starting square size. And my Craftsy shop has a coloring page for sale to help plan your project.

My quilt is bound in solid black using my machine binding technique.

The quilt back is Tapestry in Multi, a perfect complement to the rainbow of color on the front! I love how happy this quilt is.

 

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For your chance to win a fat quarter bundle with a selection of 8-10 Wonderlust fabrics, leave any comment below (NOTE: If you've viewing on Bloglovin' be sure to click through to my blog to comment.). Newsletter subscribers can leave a second comment for a bonus entry. (Not a subscriber yet? Subscribe in the purple bar at the top of my blog, click to confirm your subscription in the email that comes to you, and leave a comment on this post telling me you're a new subscriber.) Entry deadline is 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 2. I will email the randomly selected winner and they will have 48 hours to reply with their (US) shipping address or I will select a new winner. EDIT: Teresa Knittingdancer is our winner!

Be sure to visit the other stops on the Wonderlust Hop:

Wonderlust Blog Hop Introduction @ Sew in Love with Fabric
Wednesday: Sandra at mmm! quilts
Thursday: Alison at Little Bunny Quilts
Friday: Stephanie at Stitched Together Studios

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Welcome!

I'm so excited to be here for the Dot Crazy Blog Hop with Benartex. These vibrant, cheerful designs by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr were so fun to work with. I had a hard time narrowing down the palette since I loved all the prints! I decided to feature the Fun & Games print in blue so I could fussy cut for a kaleidoscope effect. Check out Weeks and Bill's fussy cutting video tutorial.

My table runner is made of three blocks and finished at about 10" x 30". It is quilted with 50 wt Aurifil #2600 (Dove) and features Small Dot in yellow, Jax in blue, Maze in purple, and Fun & Games in blue, all from the Dot Crazy line.

 

 

Here's a peek of the Fun & Games prints that I fussy cut for my block's centers. You could get quite a variety of centers from this one print.

 

BLOCK TUTORIAL

My 10" finished blocks are made from four identical sections. Here's how to create your own!

Fussy cut four 3 1/2" identical squares. (You'll only see about half of the print in the finished block.) Note: These squares are not cut on grain. You'll have bias edges on these squares, so take care to not stretch the fabric as you sew. New to fussy cutting? There are great tips for how to mark your ruler to help with precision in Weeks and Bill's video.

For each section of the block you'll need (1) fussy cut 3 1/2" square, (1) 4 1/2" square of background (yellow), and (2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles of a contrasting value/color (blue and purple). Remember, you'll need four of these sets for one finished 10" block.

Sew 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" background square. Press seams open.

Sew second 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle to unit as shown. Press seams open.

On the wrong side, mark 2" from the edge of each 1 1/2" rectangle.

Using a ruler, mark a line connecting these two dots. (Top edge of ruler shown.)

Align unit from above with fussy cut square, right sides together so edges line up as shown. Corners of fussy cut square should touch dots from previous step.

Flip over this fabrics, your marked line is your sew line. Sew on this line. Then trim 1/4" from sewn line and press seams open.

Tada! Here's the first of four sections for your block. Paying attention to placement of each fabric, make 4 identical sections. These should measure 5 1/2" square.

Putting four identical units together will create a kaleidoscopic center to your block!

 

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For your chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Dot Crazy fabrics, leave any comment below. Newsletter subscribers can leave a second comment for a bonus entry. (Not a subscriber yet? Subscribe in the purple bar at the top of my blog, click to confirm your subscription in the email that comes to you, and leave a comment on this post telling me you're a new subscriber.) Entry deadline is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, December 26. I will email the randomly selected winner and they will have 48 hours to reply with their (US) shipping address or I will select a new winner. EDIT: Angela J Short is our winner! :-)

Be sure to visit the other stops on the Dot Crazy Blog Hop:

Dot Crazy Intro and Interview @ Sew in Love with Fabric

Technique Tuesday Fussy Cutting Tutorial @ Sew in Love with Fabric

Dots Squares @ Love to Color My World

 

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