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

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