Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fun-Size Quilts

WOOHOOO!!!!   Seriously you have no idea how excited this makes me!   I am one of the designers in this book! I would write this whole post with exclamation marks! But then you might really think I have way too much enthusiasm=)


Fun-Size Quilts is a book by Martingale comprised of quilts all made using a handful of fat quarters.Sigh...you should see the talented quilters in this book - Melissa Corry, Jeni Baker, and Julie Herman to name a few.

Martingale - Fun-Size Quilts


Here is my quilt. 
My Little Garden by Jackie White

I made it one day when I felt like playing with my favourite embellishments - ric rac and buttons. You may also notice that other than the background, all the fabric is covered in polka dots. This quilt just makes me smile=)

All the quilts are different and so unique. Here are a couple to wet your appetite. This one is by Heather Valentine. Don't you love her whimsical flowers?

'Garden Variety' by Heather Valentine

Missy Shepler grabs your attention with this bold modern quilt. I can't wait to try this one to see how she made this.

'Elongated Triangles' by Missy Shepler

How adorable are the little foxes made by Jeni Baker?  She always can turn a quilt into something you just want to have in your home.
'Fox in a Box' by Jeni Baker

Would you like a chance to win a digital copy of Fun-Size Quilts? Leave me a comment answering the following question: What is your favourite embellishment?

Want a whole pile of chances to win? Go here to visit all the other blogs in this blog hop! 
Good luck=)



96 comments:

Myra said...

My favourite embellishment is hand embroidery.

Gene Black said...

Myra took my answer - Hand embroidery. But I also like to add beads.

Deidra said...

I would say my favorite embellishment is also hand embroidery.

Linda S said...

my fav embellishment is beads and buttons.

Diane in Delaware said...

Hand embroidery or appliques...not a fan of beads and stuff on a quilt that would be "used"...but on a wall quilt...anything goes! :)

Sylvia said...

My favorite embellishment has to be buttons. Love the variety.

Sue Flynn said...

I would have to say buttons. There are so many different types out there

Eileen said...

Black thread. Sewing machine sketching with it.

Karen said...

I do very little embellishment, but I am a fan of hand embroidery.

Margaret said...

Buttons are one of my favorite embellishments.

Gill said...

Ric rac and buttons!

Nancy said...

Buttons. nridder@hurontel.on.ca

songbird857 said...

buttons and ribbons!
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Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I favor decorative stitches like Buttonhole/Blanket stitches.

Sandra said...

I like using buttons to help embelish my quilts. I make a cat quilt and I used buttons for the eyes. Fun-sized Quilts would be a wonderful way to introduce yourself to a world of minis, using fat quarters in a very creative style. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this quilt book.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Sandra said...

I like using buttons to help embelish my quilts. I make a cat quilt and I used buttons for the eyes. Fun-sized Quilts would be a wonderful way to introduce yourself to a world of minis, using fat quarters in a very creative style. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this quilt book.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Sandra said...

I like using buttons to help embelish my quilts. I make a cat quilt and I used buttons for the eyes. Fun-sized Quilts would be a wonderful way to introduce yourself to a world of minis, using fat quarters in a very creative style. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this quilt book.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Lisa Marie said...

I once made some Christmas tree wall hangings with hot fix crystals on them and that was pretty cute. Generally I don't do a lot of embellishment since most of my quilts are made to be used, and therefore washed.

zswela said...

I like lace as an embellishment. I don't add it often because I want to save some for that elusive some day quilt.

Louise said...

I'm a new quilter, and I haven't tried any embellishments yet. But I love the look of brightly colored embroidery, so that's probably where I'll start. A mini quilt would be a good first embellishment project!

Teresa Miller said...

Beads are a fun embelishment! Love these fun sized quilts & Hope to win!

Karenteacher said...

So far, the only embellishments I've really used were fancy threads for hand-tying.

Debbie said...

I like rick rack. I use it a lot!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I don't do much embellishment but I do sometimes add some hand embroidery.

Marguerite said...

Buttons!! I have a huge jar of all sorts of them.

Robin McGuire said...

I love using rick rack, along with buttons and embroidery.

govikes said...

My favorite embellishment is the thread. Most of my quilts are meant to be used - bed quilts, baby quilts. I don't do a lot of art projects so I don't embellish a lot. However, the thread I use can really enhance the quilting which to me embellishes the quilt. I prefer a variegated thread for the color movement and the depth it adds to the quilt.

Farm Quilter said...

My favorite embellishment is the quilting! I also love to add ribbons, rick-rack and buttons...sometimes paint :)

sandra said...

Buttons!!!

Cindy said...

I would have to say hand beading is my favorite way to spice up my art quilts. Just enough sparkle to draw the viewer in for a closer look to find other hidden surprises.

Elle D said...

I love beads and buttons but stick to hand embroidery ~ so I don't get weird marks on my face!

Maree in NC ☺ said...

I have a thing for buttons! ☺ Love using them as embellishments.

Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!

my nana maree @ yahoo . com

Julie C. said...

Your quilt is so cute! My favorite embellishments are the jumbo ric-rack and prairie points.

SewCraftyJenn said...

I have actually never added any embellishments but I am learning applique and hand embroidery.

delaineelliott said...

I have to say that I have never used an embellishment on a quilt. Thanks!

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Anita said...

Buttons is my favorite embellishment for wall hangings.

Pamela Neal said...

I love to embellish with a neutral muslin that can be dyed any color to go with whatever project I am working on.

Kathy H said...

Buttons are my favorite embellishment.

Kathryn said...

I love rick rack!

KatheG said...

I love ric-rac - one of my favorites and try to put it on everything I do. If it won't work, I have a stitch on my sewing machine that imitates it. Thanks.

Diane H said...

I've added ric rac to a few table runners and really liked the effect.
Congratulations on your adorable quilt being included in this fun book.

Shauna said...

Diamonds....they are a girls best friend....ok just kidding...no they are the best. But in sewing/quilting, I love buttons they are just so cute.

Dana Crossland said...

My favorite embellishment is buttons. There are so many choices and they add so much to a quilt. Next stop in the learning curve is embroidery.

MaryBeth said...

Buttons are definitely my favorite embellishment. That and rick rack. Thanks for the giveaway.

RosieGma said...

I love rick rack, or ric rac, as I knew it when I was much younger. Itty, bitty size to Jumbo this is the way to add something to whatever you are sewing to keep a child entertained while at an appointment or talking with a friend at the store....

Msfrnd said...

My favorite is embellishments are buttons and lace. Love your little quilt

Pauline Perry said...

I like to hand embroider on quilts although I have recently been practicing and enjoying machine scribble embroidery too.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Beth said...

Buttons

Carol said...

Although I seldom add embellishments, I do add buttons.

pkrueger said...

Hand embroidery is my favorite embellishment. Love your mini flower quilt! pattik@windstream.net

Karla Vernon said...

My favorite embellishment is coaching fibers onto my artwork.

Lavonne Hansen said...

I like both buttons and 3D fabric like prairie points or flowers

swakins said...

I just love yo yos, love making them and using for flower centers.

Kathy E. said...

My favorite embellishment is the same as yours..ric rac, but I'll choose another just to show I'm not a copy-cat! I love brightly colored embroidery thread to outline and add fun stitches that only hand-work can do. I love your mini quilt...it's my favorite!

Jacque said...

(Mumbling) I know I haven't stopped by for a while....I'm sorry!! I missed you!
I've been crazy busy with our business, and then the Pet Show, too. Ahh, that's no excuse.
Oh, how I love that little quilt of yours! It has my two favorite 3d helpers: buttons and rickrack! Heehee!

Marianne said...

I love ric-rac! I buy it and just love to look at it and pet it and sometimes use it on quilts!

Cecilia said...

I love hand embroidery.

CarolB said...

I like dimensional elements, like 3-D Flying Geese and prairie points. Buttons go well with dimensionals!

haddie said...

I like adding buttons...( I inherited three Very large jars)

MoeWest said...

I like buttons and rick rack and yo-yos.

jillnjosh said...

My favorite embellishment ... I'd have to say bias tape.

Алеся Палекова said...

buttons and ribbons!

Monica said...

Ric rac!

Wendy said...

you can't beat a good button!

Jacklynn said...

My favorite embellishment are buttons. Thanks for the give away!

Susan said...

My favorite embellishment is hand embroidery.

Donna W said...

Hand embroidery is my favorite embellishment. I also like the look of machine buttonhole/blanket stitch.

GrannyTo8Boys said...

I don't have a favorite yet as I have never used embellishments on a quilt. But, I am currently taking a Crazy Quilt beginner class from Kathy Shaw at Shawkl.com and hope to have a favorite by the time I am finished with the class.

Katie said...

I love adding little buttons to all sorts of things! Thanks!

Bridget Jane said...

My favorite embellishment is buttons!!

judys said...

Haven't tried enough of any embellishment to have a favorite yet, BUT I think I like them all!

VickiT said...

I love adding machine embroidery, but also love ric rack as well.

I have to tell you too that your little quilt is one of my most favorites from the book. It is just adorable.

Kelly Wilson said...

I too fall into the hand embroidery camp. I also like ribbons. Thanks! Notwendy gmail

Joyce said...

I love buttons of any size and shape!

Rolanda said...

Buttons...

lvkwilt said...

Hand embroidery--fun and relaxing! Thanks for the giveaway!

Renea said...

I love to use buttons and yo-yos on my quilts. thanks for the giveaway.

Whitney Leonard said...

I like buttons. They have such a fun, 3-D effect that adds another layer of interest to the project.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

My favorite embellishment is, of course, buttons. I also like big stitch quilting, and other things. cdahlgren at live dot com

Helen said...

I prefer fabric embellishment like applique if there needs to be embellishment. My quilts are meant to be soft to use.

G&G said...

I like to embellish with buttons - there are so many colors, styles etc.

Kimberly said...

A cute button!

jellybean said...

I like to hand embroider on crazy quilts adding beads and buttons

Anne said...

I go no further than buttons. Buttons are so effective and the varieties of kinds of buttons is endless.

Kate said...

I guess my favourite embellishment would be using the decorative stitches on my machine with wild rayon thread.

Tamie said...

I'm not big on embellishment but have started doing some embroidery and think it can add a nice touch.

Deb said...

I don't do a lot of embellishments but now that I've mastered sewing on buttons by machine it's buttons.

Fred Gloade said...

I use the "fancy" stitches on my sewing machine

Jeannine said...

I like to add hand embroidery to my mini quilts. also cute buttons!

Emily Reznechek said...

My favorite embellishment is hand embroidery.

Mary said...

My favorite embellishment was what I could find in my daughter's scrap booking supplies. But she has taken that stash to Colorado Springs to her new home so now I need to find a new source. Hmm - I am visiting her shortly - I wonder what I can find to bring back home with me. :)

Karen said...

If you count quilting as an embellishment, then I choose quilting! I have not tried it yet, but textured blocks, like with pin tucks or gathering, look cool.

jrt14 said...

I do not have a favorite embellishment. I will use embellishments to accent a project, but I normally do not make stuff that calls for a lot of embellishments in the design of the project. I have used buttons, beads, and hand stitching to add to stuff in the past.

Weatherbee ;) said...

Buttons!! Followed close behind by rickrack, ribbon, embroidery...I love it all! :)

Beautiful quilt, congratulations!

Jess Burns said...

I've picked up bits of vintage ribbon & lace here and there, so I'd pick that, except that I've never had the guts to cut it up & use it!

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Mary Terry said...

Yo-yo's and buttons, together! and they would be terrific in your mini garden!