Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Say it With Flowers Blog Hop & Giveaway

Today is my day to share in the Say It With Flowers Blog Hop...

Thanks, as always, to Mdm Samm and Carol for giving me a chance to share in this fun flower theme hop!

Sometimes a project just comes together and this was one of those...

I bought an extra wall hanging pattern from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts two years ago along with some of her batik fabric when I took a workshop with her which produced this quilt...one of my favorites which actually still lives at my house.
 

I "sat" on the pattern awhile, not sure if I could do it justice :)  Then, recently, two generous friends gifted me some Aurifil which "happened" to match perfectly and I knew it was time to make this wall-hanging...(it's called Over The Fence and can be found at the Laundry Basket Quilts link above)


 I love the way the top-stitching with the Aurifil blends with the batiks...but holds it's own in making the quilt sparkle...
 Sweet little buds as well as full beautiful blooms are all over this little garden fence.

 Here are those gorgeous Aurifil threads provided by sweet generous friends which made my project go from the "someday pile" to the Completed Pile, YAY!!

As for a giveaway, I thought I would send this gently used pattern and a new garden embroidery book  to a reader who would like them, be sure to let me know you would in the comments.  I will draw after the hop...

Please be sure to visit all the other blogs posting today and share the comment love with them, as well!
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105 comments:

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

I absolutely LOVE your quilt and would be more than THRILLED to win even a VERY used pattern...love auriful threads too (they are my favorite when I'm doing my applique work). Thank you for sharing...now I must go back and stare at your quilt some more! :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Kris, your quilt is just beautiful. I love the stitching, it looks wonderful. you ate right the thread is perfect.

Kristen King said...

What lovely stitching!

Scrapatches said...

Your fabrics and colors are wonderful for this pretty pattern. The threads and stitching are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for the chance to win this lovely giveaway ... :) Pat

jatajomi said...

Beautyful !!Thank you for sharing !

Judy B said...

Beautiful quilts and the thread really sets it off! Thank you for sharing and the wonderful giveaway.

Patty C. said...

Beautiful work - so glad I dropped in for a visit!

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a great job. Love the quilts. I should love to make it. Thanks for sharing.
Frederika

Jeanneke said...

Very pretty, the quilt and the quilting!
Cjheers,

Jeanneke.

Gingini said...

Love the flowers on your gardenfencequilt. So cute! Those baskets, so different, but beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing them with us.

charlotte said...

Kris, I love that little garden gate. I don't do much applique, but that one is too cute! You did a great job.

Britt-Inger said...

Your garden gate is so beautiful. Wonderful flowers and wonderful stitching. Thanks for the great give away and sharing your creativity

Susan said...

I love your little quilt!

KaHolly said...

Sweet as can be!! I'll pass on the give-away, but just had to express my delight with your little quilt!

Fiesta said...

I love your daisies. I would live to win your gifts. Thank you for hoping.

Jeanie said...

Love your little fence quilt! Great fabric choices! Would love to make one of my own!

legato1958 said...

Your fence quilt is so pretty! Summery!
Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Frances said...

Your "over the fence" quilt is lovely. And so wonderful to have a project move to the completed pile. ;~} I would love to win your gently used pattern. thank you for the chance.

Sharon said...

Good morning...Your basket quilt is lovely. I have never ha the chance to do one but hopefully soon. Now for your fence quilt, I love it! Tot ell you the truth I love fences put with flowers it make it more real I think. You did a great job and I would gladly love to be entered into the draw..have a fun day.

Julie said...

Would love to win.....the Over the Fence pattern is so cute. Thanks

Vickie said...

I love it and what a good idea to give it away ! Really, how many of us make something more than once ? I think most quilters like to go on to the next thing, I know I do. I have black-eyed Susan's growing wild in my veggie garden right by the cedar stave fence.

Pauline said...

Lovely baskesquilt and I love your flower fence! Thanks for sharing!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I do love your flower fence.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh your flower fence is just wonderful Kris...I would love to win!!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love the Over the Fence piece; great job!

Madame Samm said...

Ok, Kris, you did do justice to your fence and flowers...I am sooo delighted to see all the blooms and the baskets too...yes my dear....I am ready for a stroll in your garden

Leanne Parsons said...

Fabulous job! That pattern is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debby said...

I LOVE Cone Flowers and yours are so cute on that fence! What a wonderful, happy, Spring-y quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny Squawk said...

You rocked the fence and flowers. Love your flower basket quilt, too. I always admire them, but I don't think I have the patience.

Sowing Stitches said...

The picket fence & flowers quilt! Oh my goodness!!! Beautifully created!!! love this!!

Carol said...

Your picket fence with flowers is just gorgeous and your stitching is perfect! You know I love to copy you, so of course I would love that pattern. :O)

apple blossom said...

love over the fence quilt. gorgeous work. thanks for sharing and the chance to win a pattern.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Cindy said...

I absolutely love love love your wall hanging. The fence and flowers are beautiful..I need this pattern!!! :) Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Melody said...

Your coneflowers by the fence wall hanging is delightful and I love to go into the draw for the pattern.

Kathy L said...

Love your creation. Thanks for for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

Love the applique garden gate quilt. It makes me happy looking at it. Thanks for the give away.

JudyC said...

I sure would like to try out that pattern for the cone flowers by the fence. It is still so chilly here I don't think my flowers will ever catch up this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda J said...

Your basket quilt is lovely but the over the fence wall hanging is outstanding, Kris! The threads DO make it sparkle, for sure. I would love to be included in the giveaway to try to make my own version, should I be so blessed. THX for sharing your time and talents with your hoppers.

Just Quilt It said...

The cone flower quilt is just beautiful, and you did such a lovely job making it. Cone flowers are one of my favorite kinds of summer flowers. Yours look real. Beautiful work!

Vicki B said...

Love your garden fence. Beautiful in the batiks.
tvbart@charter.net

Vicki H said...

I love your fence with the coneflowers, it is so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Beautiful! Just started using Aurifil thread myself, that I won in a giveaway and it makes a big difference when quilting!

patchouli moon studio said...

Your quilt is beautiful with the Black-eyed Susan flowers...at least that's what they look like to me. Just love it and I am partial to all kinds of cone-flowers. I already made a couple of cone-flowers quilts for this hop already, so while the pattern is great, I don't need it, but thanks for having a giveaway.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Stunning! Absolutely love this quilt. Your stitching is lovely.
I'd love to be included in your drawing.
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Mary said...

You did a beautiful job on the quilt. The threads ware wonderful with it. Thank you for sharing.

Patty said...

So pretty. I really like the flowers and picket fence. And I like your basket quilt,too. Yes, please through my name into the hat. Great giveaway. Thanks.

Lorene Holbrook said...

I love your basket quilt! Wonderful job. And your flowers and fence quilt, great job! Beatiful applique work.

Needled Mom said...

Your flower quilt is so pretty. I love the simple daisies on the fence.

The garden flower stitching book sounds very interesting.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very pretty projects. I really like the flowers by the fence :)

MooseStash Quilting said...

What an adorable picket fence quilt. I do love basket quilts. Can't you justy see those baskets full of flowers! :-)

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I am anticipating doing a basket quilt in the future, I like that pattern. Your wall hanging is another story. I also love those threads, they really bring out something in a quilt. I like the way the flowers kinda look dimensional.

Rebecca said...

I love that pop of yellow in the wall hanging... thanks for sharing

jan said...

I love love the picket fence and flowers. I haven't tried a quilt like that but you did a great job. I would love to be enetered in the giveaway. The embroidery book looks very cute. Those strawberries on the top left of the book are adorable. Have fun
Jan

Grethe said...

The daisy fence flowers are lovely, great with the top stitching:-)

cOto.patchwork said...

Your "over the fence" quilt is lovely. Fantastic!!! :-)

Grethe said...

Lovely flowers, great with the fence, and the top- stitching :-)

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Lindo trabalho! Lindas flores.

Joke said...

Your quilt give me such a 'nice summerday' feeling!

Linda said...

How pretty! You did such a good job on your wall hanging and the quilt!
Sure, count me in for the giveaway!

Bonnie58 said...

Love the quilt. I would love to acquire one of Edyta's patterns. Thanks for offering.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Corina said...

Love your Over the fence quilt - it's great!

Newbie Jen said...

I just love those black eyed susans! I would love the pattern, thank you.

Gill said...

I love your 'Over the Fence' - I'd love to make one too!
Thank you for sharing!!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful quilts and I love the coneflowers. thanks for the chance to win the pattern, I would love to make it. I need more flowers in my house.

Pat said...

I love the over the fence quilt. I would love to make one!
count me in :0)

Marjorie Nath said...

Beautiful quilt, I would love to win the pattern as I am very slowly creating wall quilts for all the walls in our home here in Mexico. Embroidery was the first "craft" I learned and I would love more inspiration.
thelady at hotmail.com

brenda90159 said...

I love that pattern and have been eyeing it for a while. I would love to have it and Edyta is just the greatest in all she does. Her workshops and lectures are so impressive and wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

OhioLori said...

I looooove the pattern!! & would love to have it & the embroidery book. How cool!!

You did wonderful job on your Fence Quilt too.....very summery too! :)

lefuntz said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and Edyta Sitar too! The Aurifil was perfect for your project.

madebymeinred said...

And fabric loves Kris. You really made a delightful quilt with the blackeyed Susans. The stitching is wonderful and really shows off the color and design. Wow.

ritainalaska said...

a great pattern! would love to make it ... have the perfect batiks for it! thanx for sharing.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the over the fence its so pretty!! Love that quilt!!

Nancy in IN said...

Love the fence with flowers. I would use the pattern and would love.

vicki said...

Love it! Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love your project and your giveaway would be nice to win!

Liz - Moments said...

Your Over the fence wallhanging is Gorgeous !!
Please count me in the giveaway...I would love to make it ...I have just the spot to hang it :-)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi kris,
your basket quilt is gorgeous and I love your fence quilt, so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Ella and Nesta said...

Lovely quilts. I especially like the fence one! Really good. Would love to participate in your giveaway!

Stitches said...

I love your Picket Fence quilt and the thread was perfect. I would love to use your gently used pattern.

CeLynn said...

Love your white picket fence as the backdrop for the flowers! It really makes the flowers stand out :) Count me in for your giveaway,I have just started to learn embroidery.

Barb66 said...

I love your project! Aurifil thread is my favorite and it looks great on this quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the little flower wall hanging. What a nice give away.

Cathy said...

I just love the joy in your quilt. It is quite special. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Christine M said...

Lovely wall hanging. I love the picket fence.

Cathi said...

That is a wonderful wall hanging!

CharlotteT said...

Your project is beautiful. I would frame it and hang it if I had something that beautiful!

sandra said...

What a beautiful wall hanging, you did a super job. The Aurifill thread sure makes it.

LJ said...

Love that garden fence - you did a fabulous job. Edyta Sitar is one of my favorite designers - how lucky you got to have a class with her. I'd love to win the giveaway - gently used or not. :)

Carol said...

I love the coneflowers in Over the Fence! It is beautiful, and that pattern is something I would like to use. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations!

tink's mom said...

Lovely flowers, wonderful job on this project. Thank you.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

What a pretty wall hanging!! Just in time for Spring time. Love the pattern and would like to be in the drawing. Thank you for sharing.

barbara woods said...

love your quilt thanks for the chance

Amy said...

I love the coneflower quilt! (They are one of my favorites).

agnieszkak said...

beautifull !

Theresa said...

Over the Fence is a wonderful pattern and you did a great job with it! Would love to have the pattern, thanks for the chance to win.

Thearica said...

LOVE that coneflower quilt! Would really like to make that as we have tons of cone flowers in our gardens! That would make a fabulous outside flag for our porch! and I have several of those embroidery books but not that one!

littlelixie said...

Love what you made!

Emily C said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the white picket fence.
Please put me in for the giveaway.

Lou said...

Such a sweet wallhanging!!! The fence fabric is awesome!!!!

Alexandra said...

Love the wall hanging..so pretty! :)
Thanks for the chance to win..

materialdoll@yahoo.com.au

evelyn said...

I love it. Those threads really take it up a notch.

Lyndsey said...

I love your wall hanging it is so Cute. It reminds me of the garden fence and flowers growing through when I was little. I always wanted the flowers from the other side.

carla said...

Hi!!! I love your flower and picket fence wall hanging!!!! Very pretty!!!

Patty D from NC said...

This is beautiful!