Monday, February 24, 2014

Quilty Fun Sew Along, Blog Tour & Giveaways!

 Are you ready for some more Quilty Fun???


 It's week 15 of Lori Holt's Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour and I hope you've been sewing along with us!  It's finally my stop on the blog tour and I'm so excited to share with you my sweet little butterflies!

First, I've gotta say though, that I'm a big fan of Lori's and was super excited that she asked me to be a part of all the fun.  So excited in fact that I had already pre-ordered my copy of her book, Quilty Fun and made one of the featured projects (my Apple-licious quilt which you can check out HERE).  Quilty Fun is chock-full of inspiring photos, clever piecing instructions and darling projects.  It's definitely a winner!

For the Sew Along, Lori has designed a sampler quilt based off of some of the blocks in her Quilty Fun book.  

Image from Lori Holt

To join the Sew Along, you'll need a copy of her book, Quilty Fun (which can be ordered HERE through the Fat Quarter Shop).  You'll also want to head to the Blog Tour landing page for the links to all the different blog stops.


Each week you'll use instructions from Quilty Fun along with a companion pdf sheet to complete your Sew Along blocks.  And wouldn't you know ~ the companion sheets are just as cute as her book!  

* Click HERE for the Week 15 Butterfly Companion Sheet. *


So gather up your favorite fabrics and let's get started!!! 


I've been using lots of bright fabrics from my stash and decided these Lecien florals would be perfect for my sweet little butterflies.


Lori also came up with these cute little tags (called Alphabitties) that are perfect for labeling all the different pieces you'll need to cut.  Seriously, everything Lori touches is just plain cute!!!  She is a huge inspiration to me (who tends to take the "bare minimum" route quite often.  I'm officially trying to work on that thanks to Lori:)


Once you get your fabrics cut, these little butterflies will work up in no time!



I've really enjoyed working on this sampler.  Each block takes about an hour or so to put together and honestly, it's just the fabric selection that takes the longest for me!  The blocks work up so quick.  They're fun to make and I always finish each week wanting more.  So here's what I've got so far:


If you're sewing along and want to win some fabulous prizes, be sure to upload pictures of your butterfly blocks to the Quilty Fun Sew Along Flickr Page.  I'm a little envious because two lucky winners will win a 10" rotating Busyfingers cutting mat and one lucky winner will win a set of Alphabitties!  I really want one of those cutting mats (round, and pink and just so cute!!!)  Winners will be announced next Monday, March 3rd on the Jolly Jabber blog.  

Oh, and as a special bonus, I'm giving away one copy of Quilty Fun to one of YOU!  It's not too late to join the fun!  Just leave a comment below and I'll announce a winner next Monday too!  Maybe you could tell me what Quilty Fun project or block is your favorite!

Happy quilting!
~ Amber

118 comments:

The Rakun's House said...

I am Lori's fan also and I wiil love to make her apple quilt and flower quilt. They are waiting for me on my insparational board in Pinterest for too long ;)

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Tiffany said...

How nice of you to share! I followed Lori's row along forever ago but never got around to making one for myself. It's still on my bucket list, though. I would LOVE a copy of the book! I think the apples are my favorite.

Katie Cohagen said...

How fun! I would love to win this book and give it to my friend that I quilt with! My favorite project in the book is the tulip quilt. I plan on starting one soon to give to my mom as a mother's day gift. Tulips are her favorite!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful butterflies!!!

M.W. said...

Wow so fun. I would love to join along. Thanks for the chance to win.
Shawn

Lori Holt said...

Thanks for hosting this week Amber! I love your colorful butterflies and I especially LOVE the picture of all of your sampler blocks so far:)
xx
Lori

karen k said...

This looks like so much fun! The fabrics you chose make it so cheery! Thanks for offering this book as a give away.

Gill said...

Thank you!
I love the apples best!

Margaret said...

Your Quilty Fun project is darling, and I think all the agonizing over fabric selection was worth it. It's absolutely perfect!

Kim said...

Lori's book looks so pretty and fun

Sue said...

I'm also doing this fun quilt along & am having so much fun. I look forward to each weeks block. I've never done anything like this before & am proud of myself for keeping up. Looking forward to putting it all together.

barbara woods said...

i love her quilts, thanks

Heather said...

I just LOVE Lori Holt!

Lisa Walsh said...

I love Lori Holt's beautiful work. I would really like to make her sewing machine cover from the book - it's so cute!

scottylover said...

I have been watching this sew along from the sidelines and would love to join in! I love butterflies, so my favorite block would be the butterfly block.

Sandy A

Eliza said...

Oh, I would love the book!

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Cathy Smith said...

You are so sweet!!! I've been wanting to do this quilt along but have been putting my spare money towards the kids and not toward quilting. Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

Lynne Tilley said...

Oh, I'm a huge Lori fan and would just love to win this book. Thanks so much for the chance!!

Jude Jones said...

i love all of her cute and fun ideas! i do love your apple quilt! it might be my favorite! thanks for the give away! i would love to win her book! Jude

Jan Baker said...

I love her work and have her book on my wish list. My favorite is the tulips.

Saira p said...

Thank you, would love a chance to win Quilty Fun! I think the houses may be my favourite.

Ellee said...

I'd like to make the flowers. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Fran said...

How fabulous, I would so love to have this book! The butterflies are so cute!

Two Wednesdays said...

It's looking amazing! I love the apples, especially having just an apple core in the middle of the row.

Marina Brito de Campos said...

Oh, I do love your apple quilt. Would love to make one just the same.
Marina.

snausages22 said...

I like the apple core and little stars blocks!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

laurareid said...

Oh my! I would love to win her book. Thanks for the butterfly page...:)

BlueDog said...

I love all the blocks, but the houses were really fun to make.

lhyink at mac dot com

Robin Woods said...

This quilt is so stinking cute! I really like the little "X"'s. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amy Harward said...

My favorite block/quilt has to be the apple block and applicious quilt. LOVE! Especially the apple core. So creative! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lana Osmun said...

Hi. I'm new to the quilting world and am Loving it! This quilty fun book looks great! Thanks!!!

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Wendy said...

It's so hard to pick a favourite as they are all so cute. If I had to pick just one it would be the butterflies.

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Lucky Shake said...

Hi. I adore the large bee block which I would work into a mini quilt to present to a local business. Can you guess the business? Oh yes, it is a honey farm! Best wishes, Moira

GO STARS! said...

I like the butterflies and the baskets. Such a fun and happy quilt.

Jeanie said...

Well, I love all of Quilty Fun, but the apples are particularly adorable ;-) Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

It is hard to pick a favorite block from the book but I will pick the apple block.

Lynne Tilley said...

I'm such a huge fan I can't choose one thing. I need the book to try everything, thanks for the chance.

Kendra Watson said...

These butterflies are so cute. You have made such a great version I'm inspired to create a butterfly mini quilt, thanks for the chance to win :)
Misspbar at hotmail.com

Lisa Acevedo said...

I would love to win this book. I am new to quilting and would learn a lot. I love the coffee cup block. Thanks for the chance. Not sure if I'm still a no reply blogger. Craftingmomma07@gmail.com

Kimberly said...

I think the houses are too cute.

Becky S. said...

Your Quilty Fun quilt is looking great! My favorite blocks are the apples and the tulips.
Thanks for the chance to win.

ferne said...

The butterfly blocks are my favorite and I especially like how you used that border print on one of yours. Clever!

Karen said...

Cups, tulips, houses, fruit, butterflies - oh, I love them all!

Nancy B said...

I just love the entire quilt!
Thanks for the giveaway...

Happy Sewing!
Nancy

Annette said...

I have been following along on your quilt along with great envy. All the blocks are so adorable! The book just wasn't in the budget this quarter. So sad. :( Keep up the great work!

Donna said...

I'm loving everything about this quilt. Thanks for a chance to win!

Inge C said...

The butterflies caught my eye - and they are just lovely!
Big fan from now on :)
Inge from Denmark
inge 39 at live dot dk

Sheila said...

I'm a fan of Lori's, too. I like all the blocks in the sampler, but I think the house blocks is my favorite. I like the coco mug block, too as I can imagine a lap quilt of colorful mug blocks.
Thank you for a chance to win of copy of Lori's book. I hope I win.

Mama Said Sew said...

I recently saw a circa 1910 Basket Quilt that I fell in love with. I'd love to recreate it with the Quilty Fun Basket Blocks.

Judy H. said...

They're all cute, but I love the butterfly blocks!

Kathy L said...

I love them all! I do especially like the tulips and cups! I'm a big Lori fan, too.

Anita said...

I am also a fan of Lori!
I did the Row Along Quilt with her, and I recognise most of the blocks from that one. I would love to win a copy of the book!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Jan R said...

I love the apple block the most!
Thanks for a chance to win this
neat book.

Melody said...

I love Lori's work and your quilt is going to be brilliant

andri. said...

I love your butterfly blocks! Such cute colours:)

Dianne W said...

I love Lori's book and would love to win one. My favourite block is the apple's, they're so cute.

Béa said...

I would be happy to win this fun book and I agree to pay extra shipping :)

Leslie T said...

I just love those quilty cups! I'm thinking of making a whole scrappy quilt out of them.

Doris Rice said...

With Lori's creativity, how can anyone pick just one? I love everything she does!

Shelly said...

Im a fan of yours and Lori's. I just love the Butterflies. Thank you for the giveaway, I would love to own this book.

barncat (Lisa) said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win! I made the original row along quilt, but never got the book so I could make this one too. I've loved watching everyone else's come together.

Garnet said...

This is a wonderful project - really difficult to pick a favorite block, but the flower in the bottom right corner is at the top of the list. Would be thrilled to win a copy of the book for my quilter's guild library, of course I would be the first to check it out!

Thanks so much for the opportunity and for sharing your talents.

KatieQ said...

I love the House blocks. You really have an eye for fabrics. Your choice for the butterflies is perfect. Thanks for offering the generous giveaway.

Briawna said...

What a great giveaway! I've been eyeing this book ever since it came out. Such cute blocks! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite quilty fun block is the butterfly! Yours are so cute in the floral fabric.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Picking the fabrics takes me the longest in anything I make! The butterflies are so cute--thanks for the chance to win!!

Patricia said...

I am new to quilting and this would be the prefect first project. I did not know about the Sew Along. Hope I win the book!

Patricia C

robin said...

I've a weakness for the baskets...or the houses...or the apples...or...Let's face it! Lori is fantastic!

Lani Glasser said...

My favorites are the houses and the trees!

Karen Thurn said...

I've never read your blog before. Thanks for hosting. I've been behind but these butterflies (and dreams of upcoming spring and summer) may be just what I need to kick start into gear again. My daughter looked at this book and said she'd like one so I'm hoping to win. :)

Judy W said...

I love the apples best! They're adorable!

Casoppia said...

Just amazing .. I think a butterfly quilt in a granddaughter's future !!
Thanks for the chance to win !

Casoppia said...

Just amazing .. I think a butterfly quilt in a granddaughter's future !!
Thanks for the chance to win !

Maree in NC ☺ said...

Oh my goodness, I'd LOVE to win this book! Thank you so very much for the chance! ☺

my nana maree @ yahoo . com

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite block is the coffee cups -- but they are all cute!

Sheryl said...

I love the tulips. If I won this book, I would give it to my BFF in Idaho and we could do our own little blog along.

Gunilla said...

I love the apples!!! They are the cutest! I'd love to catch a glimpse of Lori's brain- where does she get all the ideas from?! Thanks for sharing and showing us your beautiful blocks!!!

Deidra said...

Love your butterflies!!!

Kim said...

I love anything Lori! I love her house, her designs, her fabrics....her house! LOL I am still playing catchup on the quilt along...and am really enjoying all of the blocks. Do I have a favorite????Hmmm....I love the cups!

Barb said...

Love this quilt! My favourite block is the apple!

TheStylishHome said...

I love the coffee mug block and would love to play along!!!

Nancy said...

Thank you ... would love to have a copy of her book.

jesop84 said...

I, too, like just about every block, and every fabric Lori uses. However, I think my favorite 2 blocks are the apples and the houses. Thanks for a chance to win this great book!

KMSC said...

I love Lori's designs but haven't started this quilt along yet. I love her butterflies.
Thanks for the giveaway!
k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

Patti K said...

Hi Amber, Your sampler is gorgeous! The time you spent picking out the colors was well worth it. My favorite blocks are your sweet houses with the cute people in the doorway.

Patti K said...

Hi Amber, Your sampler is gorgeous. The time you spent picking out your fabrics was well worth it. My favorite blocks are your sweet houses with the cute people in the doorway.

Kathy Pfaltzgraff said...

What a fluttery blog, thanks for all of the eye candy! I'm really fond of her tractor pattern, but not sure what book it is in, so I need to win a copy so I know!! Keep up the good work. You can contact me at repzjr at plains dot net. K

Avon said...

How wonderful! I would love to win her book. Thanks for the chance

CuddlyQuilter said...

Morning Amber. Cannot believe how different the designs look with the wonderful variety of fabrics being used. This is a MUST for any child's bedroom or sewing room. Cannot decide which design I like the best :)

pbee ... said...

Do you have to be a blogger to be a winner? I love to quilt, but haven't made any of Lori's projects yet. If I had this book, I sure would make one of the fabulous designs.
Thank you!

Teeeeeena said...

Wow, WOW are all I can say! Wow!

Peg said...

I follow Lori on her blog and always enjoy her tutorials, like Bonnie Hunter and Jenny Doane I've learned so much from them.
Your butterflies are so cute, thank you for hosting this weeks block. I think my favourites are the bee block and the hexi's.

Peg x

Mel_Lind said...

I just love the bee - can't wait to see it blogged.

Mary said...

Your butterflies just sing out "spring"! Winning Lori's book would be so cool. I have not been able to find it locally, and haven't gotten around to ordering it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I"ve just fallen in love with Lori's patterns! I just finished Mix it Up! It is sooo cute! I absolutely love your applelicious quilt! I think the apple blocks have to be my favorite! I can't wait to get this book! Oh and your butterfly with the polka dot and floral fabric is adorable with the way you cut it out!

Rose Smith said...

Your Quilt's looking fab Amber! I adore the patterns in this book, and would be so pleased if I were lucky enough to win it.

pj4beck said...

This quilt is amazing! Can't decide if the cups or the tulips are my favorite, I just love the all over look!

pj4beck said...

This quilt is amazing! Can't decide if the cups or the tulips are my favorite, I just love the all over look!

Beeshebags said...

Not sure if I'm applicable to enter, but regardless, I just wanted to say that your sampler blocks are looking great, and that your time to find the 'right' fabrics was time well spent :)

One of my favourite 'go to' blocks is the good ol' disappearing 9 patch...quick and easy for anyone to do, and it's quite forgiving for those who haven't mastered aligning blocks yet hee hee

Hugs and thanks for sharing your post with us

Naomi from Australia

Jodie said...

Your butterflies are very cute. I want to make the apple quilt or the butterfly one. I just love those apples!

Paige Johnson said...

The apple blocks are my favorites, Just love them.

pippirose said...

What darling patterns! I LOVE the butterflies.

Ruth McLean said...

Super cute!!

Lynn ET said...

I love them all, but the houses are my fav!

Lynn ET said...

Love them all!

Becky said...

If I had to choose one block, the cup would be my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

kbo said...

Too many cute and happy blocks to pick just one - but that apple block's are yummy to the eye.

SallyC said...

Seeing how cute this sampler is by following all the weekly posts has made me want to make one. I would love to win the book to do so. Thanks.

barb said...

i would love this book. i think if i won, i would take each sample block and make a complete quilt from the one block. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Conniebee said...

I love the cups and think they would look so cute on a tote bag!!

~Carla~ said...

Sooo Sweet!! My favourite block is the apple block!

Amy said...

Oh a friend is working on a sampler from this now and I love it! I think my favorite is the house block. So cute.

Sherry Smart said...

My favorite is the Navy Butterfly Quilt in Lori's book or the sewing machine cover that's simply adorable. I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Julierose said...

Oh just love this book--thanks for the chance to win it--perhaps it will spur me to return to my sewing...hugs, Julierose