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Friday, January 24, 2014

Welcome Grow Your Blog Hoppers

Welcome to visitors from the Grow Your Blog Hop and regular followers alike.  Most of the posts on my blog are related to quilting.  I find that blogging about my quilting projects helps to keep me focused on them.
After reading the projects that quilters all over the internet completed in 2013, I realized that there were a few finishes that I never posted.  The three quilts below went to a quilt drive organized by Victoria Finley Wolfe of Bumble Beans.  They were sent to the Retreat, a shelter for women and their children who have left their own homes due to abusive situation.  Although it looks like I posted the same quilt twice, if you look closely, you can see they were quilted differently and the bindings and backings are different colors.





The pictures were taken before the quilts were washed so it is difficult to see the quilting.



 This quilt was started in the summer of 2011.  I kept putting it on my lists of UFOs to finish, but it didn't happen until September, 2013.  The pattern is from a tutorial by Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts  She made hers using a jelly roll. The background fabric is tiny primary color dots on white.  The accent blocks are tone on tone scraps. The grid quilting shows very clearly on the back.


In November, I was able to participate in a sew-in with some members of the Southern Connecticut Modern Quilt Guild.  The group finished  30 pillow cases for pediatric cancer patients and I took home kits and finished the 6 that are shown below.

As a reward for patiently viewing my quilts, you may leave a comment to be entered into a giveaway for two charm packs from Debbie Beaves' line of fabric "Lovely," and a cookbook, aptly named, Favorite Recipes from Quilters.  


Just leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.  The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and announced on February 15th.  Thanks for visiting and good luck in the drawing.

46 comments:

  1. Thank you for the shout out sweetie.and love your quilt from that pattern. Pillowcases are always welcome at verious places and are so quick to make up.

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  2. The quilts are beautiful. I'd like to make the jelly roll hearts. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  3. Good morning Katie!! Nice to learn more about you. Thanks for the giveaway also.

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  4. Great quilts Katie - I especially like the one made from Sharon's tutorial!!

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  5. been a follower for a while, always love visiting your blog.

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  6. Your quilts look great! I read your blog regularly and always enjoy it.

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  7. I am visiting through grow your blog. Your quilts are beautiful. I am looking forward to getting to know you better.

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  8. Hello Sandy and welcome to the GYB Party!! I am Shannon, one of Vicky's volunteers for this event just coming around to help check out everyone's blogs:) I'm a very beginner quilter myself and am going to follow your blog to gather inspiration to continue to learn!! Hope you have lots of fun at this 'Party'!!!

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  9. Good morning. I've been a follower of your blog for a while now. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts & thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. So fun stopping by your blog. I love quilts and have many of them. Your designs look awesome. Am excited about the opportunity to win your giveaway! Hope you enjoy this wonderful "party". I have been looking forward to it for the longest time and think it is so much fun meeting new people!

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  11. I stopped by but I don't want to win any prizes!

    Thank you for the tops you've sent me for Family Promise families!

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  12. Hi katie! I grab your Fabriholics Anonymous button. So funny! I'll try too! Thank you for visiting my blog this morning.

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  13. Your quilts are very nice! I am visiting by the Grow your blog party. Greetings from Norway

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  14. I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your lovely quilts! Thanks for having a give away!

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  15. Wonderful quilts and fabrics combo.Old follower!

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  16. Lovely to meet you Katie. It's been great finding lots of new blogs. Your quilts are gorgeous. I'm visiting from Australia. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  17. i was trying to see what that pattern was on the one? is that a castle with people? maybe if i click it i can get closer? hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

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  18. Hello! I am a Grow Your Blog blog hopper
    (www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com) and a Fabriholics Anonymous participator! I am currently doing a Stash Fast! I love your first quilt with the 9 patch (I think!) and am going to give that one a try once I organize my scraps into colors instead of size. I am not a scrappy quilter, but I have to start making myself be! I can't throw those scraps away! I joined to follow!

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  19. HI Katie,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. Your quilts are gorgeous - you are very talented! I have seen quite a few sewing blogs in the party. I wish I knew how to quilt or knit, but I am more into papercrafts. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  20. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  21. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  22. I too have sent quilts off to Victoria a time or two, such good causes. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. Lovely give away would love a chance.

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  23. Hi I am dropping in from the Party-Love your quilts and I am quilter too-please enter me for a chance. I am retired now and live very rural in Missouri-more time for crafting-you are welcome to stop by and visit me too Kathy

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  24. Your quilts are beautiful and such a sweet gift to share. I'm slowly working my way through some of the blogs involved in Grow Your Blog. Wow, there are tons of new ones to check out and some I already follow...like you! :O)

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  25. How very generous of you to make those beautiful quilts and pillow cases.

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  26. Just stopping by. Lovely is very lovely.

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  27. Your quilts will make the recipients feel special to receive them! Thanks for sharing them.

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  28. Lots of wonderful quilts but my favorite is the one from Vrooman's quilt pattern. Love the colors and it has a bit of a tetris feel to it.

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  29. I am a seasoned follower and I always enjoy seeing your work! Thank you for sharing with us!!

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  30. Katie, I love the quilts you show us. The one from Sharon's pattern is really cute. The nine-patches with white centers came out really cute too.

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  31. Oh I really like the quilt from Vrooman's pattern. Just wanted to stop by and say hi your blog has made me homesick, I live in Oregon but grew up in New London, CT. I am going for a visit in June but after looking around your blog I want to go tomorrow.

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  32. I love seeing the quilts you posted - I had missed your beautiful things! It's good to see you back again. And a great giveaway - thanks for the chance!!!

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  33. Lovely quilts! I enjoy reading your blog every time it appears in my inbox. Hope your blog grows :)

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  34. Hi, you have some "lovely" quilts. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Wow, you turn quilts out like hotcakes!

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  36. Hey Katie, Wow that sew in sounds like a ton of fun. Your quilts are lovely and you do sew super fast. It has been nice getting to know you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  37. Hi Katie--thanks for stopping by Adirondack Girl @ Heart via the GYB party. I lived in Westchester for a while in college and I remember how expensive things are down there! Up here in Albany things are much cheaper. Your quilts are extraordinary--beautiful! gorgeous! And what a blessing so many people around the country are receiving from you and your friends. They are getting an heirloom with such precious meaning behind it. Go girl! Glad to be getting to know you, Diana PS sign me up for the giveaway:)

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  38. Love your quilts and your giveaway. Thanks, Jackie

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  39. I am visiting from the GYB party, but I am surprised that I haven't come across your blog sooner since we have a lot of people in common. Your work is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you create throughout the year.
    ~Amy
    Sew Incredibly Crazy

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  40. Hello. I live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. Your work is lovely. I work with fabrics but I don't make quilts anymore.

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  41. Hi there! I came by to visit through the hop...you have some very lovely quilts....what an awesome giveaway...thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  42. wow - what beautiful quilts. Your work is beautiful. Such inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  43. Your quilts are very pretty. I love seeing all of these quilts on the GYB blogs. So nice to meet you!

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  44. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. Love your blog and your quilts. New bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender.

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