Monday, November 18, 2013

Finished Apple-licious Quilt

I'm just popping in to finally share this fun quilt I finished about a week or two ago.  I've been at the very end of a tight deadline (like writing instructions for 10 hours straight-multiple days in a row kind of deadline and I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!  I can't wait to share what I've been working on one of these days :)).

Anyways, you  may remember from my last post that I started and finished this quilt, designed by the Miss Lori Holt.


 The pattern is from her new book titled, Quilty Fun.  And really, it WAS so much fun to make!


Each little apple is made with a different fabric. 
And ps., we still have a few kits left at Just Sew. 
Call 801-492-7929 if you're interested.  They can ship.


 I had my quilter use my favorite little swirly design in lieu of a stipple.


Even though my back is so simple, I love it.  I loved mixing the two different polka dot prints and it feels good to put some of my leftovers to use.


This scrappy border was really fun to make.  Lori's instructions for everything were so perfect and easy to follow.  And clever!  Man that girl is one smart cookie.  I would have never thought to piece it the way she tells you to do it in the book.  Clever, I tell ya.


I bound it using Vanessa Christenson's Simply Style green textured print.


It's the perfect quilt for this time of year. I've got a whole box of apples sitting in my garage just begging me to make THIS pie with!

So are you making anything apple-y these days? Do share!

Happy quilting!
~ Amber

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Finished Quilt Top and The Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour!

Did you know The Jolly Jabber is hosting a Sew Along and Blog Tour for Lori Holt's new book, Quilty Fun!?!  And (yay!) it starts today!


Grab your copy of Lori's new book, Quilty Fun and follow along with the 19 participating bloggers to make all the cute blocks for another one of Lori's amazing samplers.  All you have to do is post your sew along blocks to the Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour Flickr page each week and you'll be entered in to win one of the fantastic weekly prizes!  

I was thrilled they asked me to be one of the participating bloggers!  I just don't know if I can wait 15 more weeks to give away my prize.  I'll be giving away 1 copy of Quilty Fun to one of my lucky readers!!!  Can't wait!  

It's perfect timing because I just finished making one of Lori's darling quilts featured in Quilty Fun!  This is the only picture I've got right now of my sweet little Apple-licious quilt top (thanks Instagram!)  She's off being quilted right now (with my favorite little swirl) but when she gets back I'll for sure be showing LOTS of pictures!


And can I just say that Apple-licious was quilty and fun!  Lori's instructions were clever and clear.  I was very impressed!  

I put together some Apple-licious kits just like mine.  
They're available at Just Sew in Highland, Utah 
or you can call 801-492-7929 to have one shipped to you!
The supply is very limited so call soon!

I hope you'll join in on all the Quilty Fun.  
Be sure to stop by Lori's blog, Bee in My Bonnet for more details on her Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour and check out Kerry's blog today as she shows off her blocks for Week 1 - the apple blocks!

Happy quilting!
~ Amber