Friday, November 1, 2013

Announcing the Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour !!! …and a Giveaway...YaY!!!...


Good morning cute people!!
I'm so excited to announce a new sew along...
YaY!
I hope we will be sewing together again!

I designed this
 Quilty Fun Sampler
 using all of the blocks
 in my new book Quilty Fun:)



The Sew Along will be a part of the 
celebrating the release of the book.


It will start this Monday (Nov.4th)
She will be doing the 
apple blocks for the sampler quilt.

Every Monday you will
follow along with each blogger
as they show off their blocks
and put their quilts together! 


Every week there will be
 contests
prizes
 and giveaways…
YaY again! 


You will need your copy of
 because it will be 
your instruction manual…
so be sure to keep it handy:)


Next…
you will need to get 
up close and personal 
with your scrappy stash...



and get it organized in 
preparation to make the blocks.
Click here and here 
if you'd like to see how I organize my scraps.


You will use all different sizes of 
scrappy fabrics from
 strips and squares to make the blocks…
such as 1 1/2"...2 1/2"...3 1/2"...

*FYI - You will need 3 yards of
 background fabric for the quilt.
(I used "snow white" from the Riley Blake Blenders collection)
and 1/2 yard for Red inner border
as well as 1 1/4 yard
 for the outside border.
So besides the background ...
you will only need to purchase
 1 3/4 yards of fabric 
if you are making the blocks
 from your stash.
YaY!!!




If you made some of 
these blocks before when
 you did the row along...
 you can play with them again:)
And if you didn't join then...
now is your chance!



There are however
a few new blocks in the book.



And I included them in the
 Quilty Fun Sampler:)



Sew…
are you ready for some more
happy scrappy patchwork?



In the Sampler Quilt
 I made the red pieced inner border...



To echo my green outside border
 on the row along quilt...



It's just shorter and not as wide:)



There is a fun mix of a little bit of everything from the book…
which is why it's called the 
Quilty Fun Sampler!



This is the back of the quilt.
Do you like it?
I love pieced backs too:)



I used 24 fat quarters...



and of course I designed a new block for the label…
a cute little
"Bee in my Bonnet" block:)



I'll be showing you how to make it when 
it comes my turn for the blog tour
 at the very end of the Sew Along.
(as well as the borders and pieced back)



Sew…
what do you think?
Are you in?
Do you want to have some more 
 Quilty Fun with me?

I sure hope so!



to go over to the Jolly Jabber 
and to join up today!

Don't forget to leave me
 some bloggy love and 
let me know if you are excited about the 
and
 if you have joined in!

(*HINT - there just might be a little something like
 a giveaway from me for those who do!)

Have a quilty kind of day…
and sew it like you mean it!
xx
Lori

P.S. There will also be a PDF to download 
each week as a companion to 
the book with sashing measurements 
for that weeks block.
 The PDF's will help to keep you
 organized during the 
Quilty Fun Sew Along!
 Also... the embroidery on the 
bumblebee block and the label will 
be provided in a PDF as well:)



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159 comments:

Karen said...

Can't wait to get started on this! Love, love, love your designs!

Joan and Kevin said...

Love your blog!

Kara said...

I am all signed up and ready! My quilty fun book has been dying to make it down to my sewing room. It's just been coffee table material since it arrived (it's too cute not to be out!).

Podunk Pretties said...

This sounds like so much fun, wish I had the book so I could join in. But I'll still enjoy watching everyone else's progress!

Linda Cates said...

What fun and it's so organized- just like you Lori!!! I'm in!!

Annerose said...

Hallo Lori, ich mein Buch "Quilty Fun" bekommen. Es ist ein so tolles Buch und ich freue mich sehr darauf, etwas daraus zu nähen. Ich kann nicht so gut englisch aber die Bilder werden mir weiterhelfen. Danke für dieses schöne Buch.
Ich verfolge deinen Blog und freue mich immer die tollen Bilder zu sehen.
Ganz liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
Annerose

Erica Toole said...

I'm all signed up and ready to sew. Love the new little bonnet block. Can't wait to get started.

Sigrid said...

I am so so excited! What a fun project especially for those winter blah months. I'm in!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love Quilty Fun row by row. I think this sampler will be super quilty fun!
Thanks for all your ideas and work.

Mary Malone
Milwaukee, WI

mary and russ at wi dot rr dot com

Merrilee said...

Love love love the bee block! Super cuteness!

Connie said...

I will be piecing along with everyone. Looking forward to picking out my fabric. connie

carolann said...

Very excited about the book and sew along! Love your label too! carolann427@aol.com

Béa said...

Oh yes ! I'm very excited about this new Sew Along !!!

Regina said...

Missed the last sew along, so excited about this one. Thanks!

Donna Hollingsworth said...

I am so excited to be a part of this sew-along. I love your new book and squealed with delight when it came in last week! I love your blog and your creativity and beautiful pictures are so inspiring for me and my 12 year-old daughter Katie, who is learning to quilt.

Anonymous said...

I'm in! Can't wait to start! I love your new book and need to make everything in it.

Sally K said...

I've got my book, I've joined the group and I'll be working on my fabric scraps this weekend so I'll be ready to go on Monday. Thanks for the quilty fun!

Josie McRazie said...

I have my book and I'm READY! Squeal!

KarenS said...

I've joined the Flickr group and will start sorting scraps tomorrow, Looks like an awesome project!

Jean Rogers said...

I am ready to start!
I have my book, read it several times, love it.
Love your blog!
Can hardly wait.
Registered in the Flickr group.
Organizing the stash over the weekend for the apples!

Tonya Jespersen said...

I bought the book since I missed out on the Row-a-Long. I am not missing out this time! :) I have joined up and am so excited to start!

Mary said...

I love the Quilty Fun book. I will try and keep up. Headed over to sign up now.

SoozeM said...

Very very exciting!! I think I have joined the flickr group but I am not really "up there" with flickr, would rather spend my time sewing LOL!

Ava said...

What is the finished size? Thanks

Ruth said...

Just bought the book. I did bookmark all the blocks as you went along, but having this all in one place makes sense to me.

Such fun!

Satu said...

Hei Lori, I'm very excited to have and hold my own version of your FABulOUS quilty book!!!! It feels like I could enter in your quilt studio every time , when I read it. I already gathered some fresh colored fabrics for to make some blocks. I only wish I would have more of them. So I think I'm going to join in;o)

slopez45s2000 said...

I am soooo ready for this to start. I have your book, so beautiful. Love all of your fabric lines. I am VERY excited to start on Monday. :)
Thanks

Nancy H said...

Can't believe I get to bee the first to comment! Love your show, Lori. Am waiting for my book to arrive. Loved the RAL and this blog tour will be great! Yours is my favorite blog!

P.S. I'm a quilt teacher and I use your mini design boards for demo walls in class. Works great. I also give my students links to your tutorial on making the boards - after I've let them use mine in class and got them hooked! Reel 'em in!

pam said...

I've joined up !! Just hope I can keep up with everyone. I have my book already. That is the easy part. I might just have to use fat quarters or layer cakes and charm packs. My scraps have no rhyme or reason .
pam

~Kelie~ said...

This sounds like so much fun! I always regretted not joining your row along, maybe ill be able to make it up now!

CherriBeri said...

I am all signed up and my book is on its way. Looks like a lot of fun! It reminds me of spring.

Mary Burnette said...

I missed the row along but I have my book and I am joined up, cutting up my stash and ready to go! Love your book and you have the best blog, love your shop, Want more and more pictures!
Mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Yay! Count me in!!

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Lori!!
This is too cute not to join in!!! I can't wait to get started! Hope mine is as cute as yours :) xoxo

Meri said...

Can't wait! Just joined up and I'm itching to stitch! Thanks, Lori!

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

I signed up! This will be a great motivation for me to get some work done :)

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

I think I'm all signed up...hehe, I haven't done anything like this before so I'm not positive! Im exited to get some work done!

Mine-rSewFun said...

I'm in! ...and signed up!! Yippee!

Marca said...

Yay! I've been having a hard time deciding what to do first from the book! I love the bonnet block!

andri. said...

So excited to see everyone's blocks!

norwoodcj said...

I love this project! I love the back of the quilt and everything else for that matter! Can't wait to get started! Thanks, Lori!

Libby said...

I cannot wait to get started ~ This is just "TOO CUTE". Way to go Lori ~ you never cease to amaze me.

(senoraresources@msn.com)

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

I'm in! Now I just need to go strategize about my fabric selection, but I know that it will be bright!

DebrafromMD said...

I just purchased a fat-quarter bundle of Scrumptious without having a plan for it. Now I do! I can't wait to get started.

Cynthia said...

I joined the group! The quilt is sew cute and I can hardly wait to get started! Thanks so much for making quilting sew much fun!

LesQuilts said...

Hi Lori!
I am going to jump in and thy to keep up between Moving! To our new house! So need to celebrate 2 new projects!
Thanks, take care, Leslie

Patricia Carnie said...
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Patricia Carnie said...

Hi Lori, I love your blog! You are so talented, and SO organized! Would love to know you as a friend!

Alison Christensen said...

I am so excited to sew along with all these quilters from around the world! What a quilting bee this will be! I love your designs and love the new label. Can't wait to get started.

Susie Johnson said...

It has been such a treat to follow along, I started stalking you with your hexie tutorial!

KMSC said...

I'm definitely ready to start your quilt along. Your quilt is adorable!
k.castanette@hotmail.com

Cindy said...

I am super excited to do this sew along! Unfortunately, I have a broken wrist and can't sew. I'll bee following along though, and will catch up when I can!

Boyesfamily5 said...

My book, fabric, and sewing machine is ready. So excited!

Kathleen OGrady said...

I am going for it! I will try to keep up, but if not it will still be fun. I am very excited, yah!

katie1724 said...

I can't wait. I am so excited to begin another sew along!

Alana Erickson said...

I've got my book and I am super excited! Now I just have to wail until Monday.

Mel Hopes said...

Just ordered my book and so excited for Monday to come. love love love you!!!!!

Maxine said...

I have the book. Don't know anything about flickr, but I think I joined. So excited to get going. Question for you Lori, when do you sleep? Also love the desk cover you made from Gracie Girl fabric.

Barbe said...

absolutely adorable, as always. lol

Sinta Renee said...

I knew you would have something extra special to follow the release of your book! I have it by my side and you can count me in... I won't miss out twice! I know this is going to be fun Lori! You are wonderful!

Kay said...

This is just amazing, can't wait to start and have some fun. It will be a change from making Christmas presents.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Debbie M said...

Sound so Fun, Count me in!!

Sonia B said...

I really need to get this book. This is such an adorable quilt.

Jeanne said...

Have your book and look forward to the fun in this sew along. Really love all your quilts and projects you sew.

Moppy said...

Have THE Book, will now order the white and hope to get stash ready this weekend...hope somehow you know what a special gift this is to me! Thank you sew very much!

Susan Clark said...

I missed the row-along but theres no way I'm gonna miss out on this one. I have my book and scraps ready to go.

Sheila M/FL said...

I'm thrilled this will get me working on all my fun items I've been dreaming of making from this book! Thanks for giving me my weekend homework!!!

Margaret said...

I am so excited. Thanks for having this. Love the book

Sheila M/FL said...

Thanks for giving me my weekend homework assignment! I'm ready to make some of these great quilty items! I'm guessing its time to stop dreaming and start working. Thanks!!

Jennifer Gwyn said...

My stash is ready! I had it built up for the last sew along, but never got started on it. No excuses this time! Let's do this!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an adorable sample Lori! Time to get started!

SherriWilson said...

This so cute! I have your book and can't wait to join in the fun!! Going through my stash now...

thriftstorecrafter.com said...

Your quilts are always so happy. thriftstorecrafter at yahoo.com

karen said...

I'm new to this and not sure how to proceed. It might be fun but I don't have a book yet.

Erin said...

I have been so looking forward to this. I can't wait to get started!

scottylover said...

I love your quilt, but, alas, will not be able to join in on all the fun. :( Too much going on between work and home to make this kind of committment right now. Will be cheering everyone on from the sidelines, though!

Sandy A

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Sounds like fun…can't wait to get started :)
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melanie said...

Can't wait to get started!!

Dawn Frisch said...

Hi Lori,
This is a great Quilt Along. I just love your designs and your home too! Happy quilting.
Dawn
array-dawn@cox.net

Becky S. said...

I LOVE your sampler quilt!!! I am looking forward to the sew along.

Deidra said...

What fun!!! I love this quilt.

millieruth said...

Can't wait to start. Have the book and am getting my fabrics together. Need to get my background fabric and I am all set! Thanks, Lori. I love the bonnet on the label.

Jennifer said...

Oh, how fun! Guess I better get your book!

Tami Welch said...

What a beautiful quilt. I'm looking forward to starting this. I love your blog and your patterns. This will be so much fun!!

Brenda said...

This is going to be so much fun!

punkypurls said...

Love love love it! Can't wait to start!!

Grandmasewnsew said...

Have my Quilty Fun book and can't wait to get started! Love your blog and all your designs!

Karen said...

Joined the group and can't wait to get started!! Lori you did a fab job with the new book, from the binding to the pictures, so much "Quilty Fun".

QuiltDragon said...

I already have the book - can't wait to get started!

Lis Green said...

I have never quilted (except tied) before. I hope I can do this. It is SO fun and beautiful and makes me happy!

Annie said...

Would love to join in but I can't track down the book in the UK - do you know if anyone is going to stock it? I am desperate to get my hands on a copy as I love everything I've seen so far.

Tiffany said...

I'm so excited! I LOVE your bonnet block!

maggieinthemountains said...

I am super excited! Love the book! The learning curve has already begun...had to join Flikr! cant' wait for the fun to begin!

maggiecolorado@gmail.com

Tammy Edwards said...

Darn tootin I'm excited!!! I just joined up(my first Flicker group)and my Flicker name is Happy As Can Bee...cute name hay :) Looking forward to seeing everyones pictures along the way. This is going to make our long, cold winter(I live in beautiful northern Alberta, Canada) much cozier inside as I sew along with everyone. Thank you Lori, your the best!!!

Sandy said...

I am excited...my book is here, as are all the scraps I will need. Need to get my background fabric this weekend and maybe the borders also. Can't wait.

Amy DeCesare said...

Oh, this is going to be just AWESOME!!! I am so in love with your book, and I'm joining to make up this fabulous sampler along with sew many quilty fun friends!

Kathleen Garcia said...

I love your book and am so excited for the quilt along. Will spend the weekend getting my scraps ready!!!

Cecilia said...

Yes! I'm so excited about this sew along! I hope I can keep up. I just joined the flickr group and I will go through my scraps this weekend. Yay!

leanne said...

yay - what fun this will be - my book arrived last week so I'm all set - I've joined the flickr group and put a button on my blog - I ready to go ! thanks so much :)

Alicia said...

can't wait!

Susan said...

I'm joining in, but I'll be a week behind when I get started. I'm in Canada, so I ordered my book to go to a friend's in the US to save on shipping, where I'll pick it up when I visit her on Thursday next week. I can't wait to get started!

Pat said...

This will be such fun! Can't wait to get started!

Noela said...

Couldn't join the last one. Hope I'll be able to do so with this one. Have your book so I looking forward to starting. Hugs....

Helen said...

Can't wait to put the new book to use! Thanks for making a new sampler for these blocks~

michelle said...

I signed up!!! Can't wait!!!!! Love your book and your blog. Thank you so much!!!

Marta C said...

Love your work! Can't wait

Regina C. said...

I love the quilt and I can hardly wait for you to get started.


Katie Cohagen said...

Yay! I am finally finding a quilt along before it starts! Usually I come in at the end. Can't wait to get started on Monday!

kathy said...

I didn't get the row along quilt made, so I am very excited to join the Quilty fun along. I have joined the flicker group. Let the good times roll!

kizzy49 said...

Yay I got my book and this time I be there every Monday.Cant wait.

Maisy said...

Lori, I have your new book and am SO EXCITED about it! I've shared it with all of my quilting group friends and they are all ordering it too! I am in love with all of your fabrics, designs, quilts...etc... and I can't wait to start the quilt-along! Please tell me where I can get a pink Featherweight like yours!!!! Love it, want it, need it!!!

Sarah Miller said...

I am excited about this row along and your new book.

Diana said...

Recieved my copy of your book and can't wait for the fun to start!! Love that you put in your fabric choices = gives me a place to start on picking my fabrics. GREAT JOB!!

Kathy Gaines said...

Can't wait to get started, scraps are at the ready!

nhager said...

Hi, Lori, I joined and also ordered the book. This will be my first blog quilt along. But I have loved seeing all the pictures and blocks on your blog since I found it a few weeks ago so I am looking forward to it.

Gina said...

Ive got my book already. What a great idea to give me the push I need to get started!! Yes, I will join!

Hugs,
Gina

Nupur said...

I just bought your book and I love it!!! Don't know if I can make the whole quilt but I certainly want to make a few blocks as mug rugs :)

Deb said...

I'm in!! Already had your DEEE-lightful book, stash is always ready, and Flikr group joined! Bring on the blocks!!

Janan said...

I love your blog and fun ideas. Thanks so much for sharing with us the background fabric. A great background really pulls all those scraps together amd makes them settle in. Thanks for sharing!

jmniffer said...

This is such a fun and happy, scrappy quilt! I hope to be able to join in, time will tell. Thanks for the tips on your scrap system.

Mary said...

Count me in! I was mad at myself for not joining the row along, so I'm really excited you are doing this sampler.

trish said...

I am absolutely over the moon for your quilt along!!! :o) I can hardly wait until Monday!!! :o)
Trish xo

Linda said...

I'm in. Can't wait to make those cute blocks and have a darling quilt next spring. I love the book, so this is a great way to try out all those new patterns. Thank you!
Best Wishes and Happy Quilting
GrannyB.

Kim Anness said...

I love the quilty fun sampler & am excited to be part of the quilt along. Thanks for your tips on storing scraps, I'm off to organize my scrap bin!

Callie Appelstein said...

Fun, fun, fun! I am signing up and can't wait to get started!

Heather Hambrick said...

I can't wait! I've never been a part of a sew along before. I was so inspired by your video about organizing your scraps! I've started the process on my scraps. This will be the perfect time to start using them! Congrats on the book,

JudyQT said...

I'll be a late bloomer... We just moved and my sewing kingdom is not unpacked... But I'll be sewing along soon!
Love your designs, Lori!

qltmom9 said...

Your blog is ALWAYS fun and, again, I am happily joining in! Thanks.

Lucy~

Stephanie said...

I love your blog and the new book is AWESOME! Can't wait for the quilt along to begin!!!! EXCITED!

sharront said...

Can't wait to start this. Your book is awesome.

~~sharron~~

Joan Stroh said...

Sounds like fun- I'm in!

Joan Stroh said...

Sounds like fun - I'm in!

HelenMarie said...

Sounds like lots of fuN!

Vicki ♥ said...

Sew excited again Lori to be sewing along with you ... I love your designs and getting my scraps ready to start this Sew Along with you :)hugs Vicki xxx

Vicki ♥ said...

Sew excited again Lori to be sewing along with you ... I love your designs and getting my scraps ready to start this Sew Along with you :)hugs Vicki xxx

Denice said...

Just came back from a sewing retreat and more than half of us had you new book. So much fun!, bummer is I got home and was missing my book. I'm hoping someone finds an extra book in their load of sewing stuff. Can't wait to join your quilt along. Just after I find that darn book!

BetsyE said...

I've joined up! Can't wait! Love the book, and am looking forward to creating out of it!

Melanie said...

This looks like fun...love the sampler! I plan on following along, but I still need the book first :)

Becky N said...

Looks like so much fun! I love sampler quilts. Can't wait to get started on this one!!!

Heather said...

I can't wait to join in, I really wanted to do this last time, and I bought your book, so now I can! This will be lots of fun :)

Judy said...

I am so excited to get started. I have ordered the book and joined the Flick'r group and I know where my scraps are!!! I would like to grab the button but I am not sure how to do that.

Sheila said...

This looks like fun. A copy of your book should be here this week. Count me in.

Susan Smith said...

Hi Lori,
Count me in! I made your Row Along Quilty Fun quilt and it is my all-time favorite quilt! Can't wait to get started!

From a country road said...

I have so many project going on, but I am squeezing this one in too! I can't wait to start on Monday. So I am in. Thanks

Nilya said...

This is such a wonderful quilt and sure a great book!!!

Johanna Lovering said...

Love it! I can't wait!

Karen O said...

I am very excited to join in! Just found this. I started the row-along, and I might deconstruct the few rows I did to use in this quilt instead. :)

Thank you for doing this Lori!

Donna said...

Can't wait! Too Cute..... I maybe a few weeks behind, but I will catch up quick. donnanb@gmail.com

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Sweet! We'll see how well I can keep up, but it is so darling. How can I resist?

Sheryl said...

I need your book NOW. It was the one thing I was going to ask for for Xmas!

Vanessa said...

My first sew along...got the book and stashed some of these fun fabrics now to keep up :-) Thanks!!!

Marci Girl said...

I'm off to order the book now! I joined the Flickr group and can't wait!

Angel Hawks said...

Love this stuff! Joined up in the Sew along.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Very wonderful! I have the book already and had made several of the rows but never finished...maybe this is my chance to do both?

shawn said...

Love your book and your quilt, so fun.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Vicki ♥ said...

Of course I am joining in Lori :) I love it all and have your book now so I am rareing to go :) hugs Vicki xx

Maisy said...

I joined this adorable sampler quilt along and made my apples block! I LOVE IT! By the wY, I have fallen in love with all things "Bee In My Bonnet" and Lori Holt. Thanks for bringing CUTE to quilting!!!

Maisy said...

I joined this adorable sampler quilt along and made my apples block! I LOVE IT! By the wY, I have fallen in love with all things "Bee In My Bonnet" and Lori Holt. Thanks for bringing CUTE to quilting!!!

kbo said...

Hoping to have a book very soon!

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