The End of an Era – Plus a Giveaway

By now I’m sure many of you have heard the news that the National Quilting Association (NQA) is ceasing operations. This came as such a sad surprise to many of us who had been longtime members. The organization just celebrated it’s 46th year and a huge turning point in my quilting career was getting the opportunity to write a regular magazine column for them about Machine Quilting, and getting to teach at their last quilt show earlier this year. The reasons for their dissolution are given here.

nqa_magazineThe last issue of Quilting Quarterly

As a side note, I hope I’m not a bad-luck charm. The last magazine I wrote for on a regular basis was Quilty, and it went defunct, too! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for better luck in the future!

At the time I wrote what I consider to be my best article to date (co-authored with the super amazing Jacquie Gering), I didn’t realize it would be in the final issue of the magazine. I don’t think the publishers and editors knew that either. In fact, I had one more column slated for the next issue which won’t end up being published. However, I’ll  be sure to share it with you all at a future date.


The last article I wrote for NQA, about QuiltCon, co-authored with Jacquie Gering

I always like to find a silver lining among the gloomy clouds, so the good news for you guys is that I have one extra copy of the issue I can pass along to one lucky winner. I’m sure this will become a collector’s item since it’s the last issue.

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment letting me know what’s your favorite quilting magazine and why. I’ll choose a winner at the end of the day on Friday and will share the winner’s name here in this post. I’m happy to ship it to anyone, no matter where in the world you live!

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Paper Pieced Quilt Along #10 – Machine Quilting the Blocks

This week I am quilting wavy lines in all of the Deco Dresden blocks as part of my continuing Paper Pieced Quilt Along. This is a very easy, forgiving design to do and can be quilted either with a walking foot or free-motion. However, due to the number of lines going up and down, I recommend using free-motion quilting to avoid turning the quilt.

Audition Thread Choices

audition_thread50 weight cotton Aurifil is my thread of choice for most of my quilts.

I plan to quilt the blocks continuously and there are a lot of different shades of colors of red, orange and yellow. Therefore I chose to go with a thread that would look good on all of the fabrics. After rummaging through my threads, and auditioning several shades from yellow to orange, I chose a 50 weight Aurifil in orange (not pictured above).

Make a Quilting Plan

The next thing to do is print out a block or sketch in black and white and try out different quilting motifs. I immediately wanted to quilt wavy lines because they are simple to quilt yet add a lot of texture, and they are forgiving. I prefer more of an organic wavy line than a perfectly symmetrical one. Sketching out the quilting on paper first allows me to see how to form the lines and figure out how to draw them from block to block


To practice tracing the wavy lines, print off one of the paper pieced patterns (from this previous blog post) and tape it together into one block.

Notice how the lines go in the diagram. I started at the outermost blade and wiggled my way up and down each section. I drew more pointy lines on one end of the lines where it was narrower, and wider spaced lines up at the top, backtracking a little in the seam lines.

Quilt Wavy Lines – One Block at a Time

wavylines_1To quilt wavy lines, move the quilt slightly to create organic looking waves. Quilt lines forwards and backwards in a continuous motion to complete each strip section. When you finish quilting one block, end at the top of a strip where it touches the next block.

wavylines_2Quilt a wavy line down the center strip of each block – you can barely see it in the wide orange strip on the left hand side of this picture. When you reach the end of the strip, backtrack in the ditch until you get to the smallest outer strip (shown above on the right). Quilt the wavy lines again in this block going from right to left across the block.

Continue quilting all of the blocks in one row all in one pass. It took about 15 minutes to quilt each block so I am going to allow 2 full weeks to get all of the wavy lines quilted – I don’t want to rush it!

wavylines_3Another view of the quilting in action – vary the number of wavy lines per section.

Share Your Work in Progress

Be sure to share pictures of your progress in my facebook group: Quilt With Christa.

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The latest craze – join me on Periscope!

I just joined the latest social media craze – periscope!! Now I have to be honest and tell you I don’t really know much about it, except that it’s fun! You can follow me there by downloading the Periscope App on your smart phone and finding me under ChristaQuilts.



I’ve only “scoped” about 3 times so far and tonight I will be doing a periscope hop with the lovely gals shown above. If you are reading this post after tonight, you can view the replay up to 24 hours after it goes live. The fun thing about that is that it’s no-stress video!! In fact, my goal is to broadcast periscopes nearly every day, showing what I’m working on plus live in-action quilting videos!

So hop on your phone, download the app, and start finding fun people to follow NOW :-)


Book Review – Splash of Color by Jackie Kunkel

Today I’m excited to tell you about Jackie Kunkel’s brand new book, Splash of Color! Both Jackie and I chose Martingale/That Patchwork Place as our publisher (because they are the best) and our books both released at about the same time. So we thought it would be fun to tell our readers about each other’s books this week. (Check out her blog on Wednesday for her review of my book.)

splashofcolor_coverSplash of Color by Jackie Kunkel, Hip to Be Square on the Cover

First a quick background if you haven’t met Jackie yet. She runs the super awesome online store Canton Village Quilt Works, is a certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor, and she’s also a pilot. Isn’t that cool?

jackieJackie Kunkel standing in front of Lava Lamps – such an awesome quilt!

Jackie’s Book, Splash of Color really hits home with me because of its graphic combinations of black and white prints with color. In fact, I love the book’s subtitle: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts. I love high contrast, geometric quilts and this book is just full of them. To see what I mean, check out these gorgeous images (photography by Brent Kane):

01-80_B1319_Finals.inddSeeing Spots

My favorite quote from Jackie is in the introduction to this book: “When I combine black and white with bright fabrics, something magical happens. My heart begins to sing. It’s like eating candy – I want more. I hope the projects in this book will affect you the same way.”

Yes, Jackie, they do affect me in the same way. I couldn’t have said it better myself!

01-80_B1319_Finals.inddJumpin’ Jax

In her book, Jackie successfully teaches you how to combine a splash of color with black and white prints without it all looking jumbled up or too busy. She also includes several techniques that are a must have for every quilter: paper foundation piecing, curved piecing, strip piecing, and applique.


The book includes a total of 12 fantastic quilt patterns and most of them include alternate versions for inspiration, so you can really see how versatile Jackie’s designs are.  I think the alternate version of Proud Mary, shown below is my favorite quilt from the book, but really they are all fantastic!

proudmary_altProud Mary

I also like that Jackie mentions it took time to collect her large stash of blacks, whites and brights. I love it when designs are versatile enough to use any prints so you can recreate them even if you don’t have the same exact fabrics.


Be sure to add Splash of Color to your book library, you’ll be glad you did. And now I want to know – have you ever made a black and white quilt?

DIY Block Design By Alyce Blyth

Ready to go on another blog hop? My friend Alyce (pronounced Elise, not Alice), from Blossom Heart Quilts has just released her first e-book – hooray!! It’s called DIY Block Design and is all about teaching you some of the math principles that go into designing your own quilt blocks from basic geometric units. What a fun concept, right?

DIY Block Design coverAlyce includes some handy charts and exercises that will walk you through the steps of block design including learning how to break down a block design into its basic grid structure.

For the hop, Alyce has rounded up several designer friends and a few designer newbies who will share some of their tricks and tips of their design process. For me, I always start with a basic block. I draw my designs in EQ7 but you can use simple graph paper, too!

My #1 Tip

When I’m dealing with design I don’t worry about the math until the end. For example, I’ll finalize my block design, then set it into a layout. Once I’m happy with the way everything looks, I’ll tweak the size of the block until it’s the size I need for the quilt I want to create. In DIY Block Design, Alyce shows you how easy it is to resize the block you want into the size you need.

DIY Block Design inside peekAs part of the fun, Alyce will also be hosting an Instagram challenge where participants will be able to share their design progress each week this month and enter to win prizes! The book is not required to participate in the weekly instagram giveaways, but it will help with your design process. Enter your blocks and be inspired by everyone else’s with the hashtag: #mydiyblockdesign. And here’s a bonus – you can get DIY Block Design at an introductory price until October 7th!

Be sure to check out all of the stops on the hop below for more fun and inspiration! And then get started designing your own quilt blocks!

October 2
Heidi @ Fabric Mutt
Christa @ ChristaQuilts      You are here!
Angie @ Gnome Angel

Week 1: Inspiration

October 7
Ros @ Sew Delicious
Leanne @ Sewn By Leanne
Amy @ And Sew We Craft

October 9
Jennie @ Clover & Violet
Jane @ QuiltJane
Melissa @ My Fabric Relish

Week 2: Sketches

October 14
Jen @ Faith And Fabric
Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

October 16
Sandi @ Crafty Planner
Anne @ Play Crafts
Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts

Week 3: Making

October 21
Joy @ Quilty Joy Joy
Linden @ Vine Lines Quilting
Cassie @ Cassandra Madge

October 23
Keera @ Live Love Sew
Janice @ Better Off Thread
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts

Week 4: Finishes

October 28
Kelly @ A Place Of My Own
Abby @ Color Bar Quilts

Paper Pieced Quilt Along #9 – Start Machine Quilting

Hey guys, remember this quilt? To recap, you can find tutorials to make the quilt top here.

stitch_inthe_ditch_1My Deco Dresden quilt blocks – I’m still trying to name this quilt!

It got pushed aside while I was planning my blog hop for my first book and because of the other very special project I announced in my last blog post. Well good news for my patient followers – I’m ready to finish it up!

To ease back into the swing of things, this week’s tutorial will be very simple. We are going to stitch in the ditch around the block outlines. This will anchor (secure) the quilt for further quilting, and is an easy way to dive back in.

To help you out I sketched out a very rudimentary diagram that shows the stitching path. (This is why I hire illustrators to do this kind of thing for me professionally, lol!!) I’ve just diagrammed one row, but it’s the same quilting path for each row of blocks.

stitching-pathFollow the arrows to quilt in the ditch in each row.

Here are a couple of tips:

  • Stitch in the ditch rather than away from the ditch as shown in the arrows. I drew the lines away from the ditch so you could see them.
  • There will be a lot of turning of the quilt. I used my integrated dual feed (works similar to a walking foot), to quilt these lines. If you prefer, you can free-motion quilt in the ditch instead. A knee lift really comes in handy here (thanks Bernina)!
  • Start and end each row of quilting a few inches off the quilt in the batting. That way you don’t have to clip threads or bury knots.

sitd_startingAn open toe foot comes in very handy for visibility. Start quilting on the edge, “off the quilt.”

  • Since my background is black, I used black thread in the top. My backing fabric is shades of bright orange so instead of using black thread in the bobbin (which wouldn’t look good on the back), or orange thread (which would show through on the top), I used an invisible thread in the bobbin.

sitd_pivotWhen it’s time to pivot, stop with your needle in the down position and lift the foot. You don’t need to turn the whole quilt – just enough so you can line your foot up with the next section to stitch.

  • If your layout is different than mine, take a picture of your quilt and print it out in black and white. Then draw a possible stitching path, or trace it with your fingers with the fewest possible starts and stops.
  • I plan to come back later and quilt the insides of the blocks with a different quilting motif.
  • It took me a total of 4 hours to completely outline each row with stitching. Split this up over time and don’t try to cram it all into one day.

sitd_doneIt doesn’t look like much, but this will anchor the quilt for more quilting next week!

Sharing is Caring

If you are quilting along, be sure to share your work in progress over on my facebook group: Quilt With Christa.

You can also post pictures on instgram with the hashtag #paperpiecedqal or #decodresden. Be sure to tag me so I can see what you are doing: @christaquilts

Happy machine quilting!!


MQWS Blog Hop Wrap Up and Winners

What a great blog hop this has been! Thanks to all of you who participated by leaving comments and voting for your favorite quilt. Also – huge hugs to those who participated on my blog hop and helped spread the word about my debut book, Machine Quilting With Style. And now, the results of the most popular quilt that will be my selected for my quilt along is January is…….


The Quilt Along Winner Is….

Facets! With Rain and Color Crystals coming in at 2nd and 3rd place. Be sure to stay tuned as I announce more details with the exact quilt along dates a little bit later. Now that I know the winner, I’ll start planning the quilt along.

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Machine Quilting With Style so you can join us in January!

MQWS_facetsFacets – Quilt Along coming in January 2016!

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…..

And now I owe you a couple of winners! Congratulations go to Debra R. from Kentucky who won the box of Aurifil Thread and Denise W. from Pennsylania who won my Fat Quarter designer bundle! Both of you have been emailed. Those of you who won ebooks will be notified by the publisher in the next week or so. Those than won additional sponsored prizes will be contacted by the bloggers directly for your prizes!

A few of the giveaways are still open – be sure to check the individual hop stops for details.

giveaway prizes

A Bit More…

And now for some exciting news – I’ve just finished writing my second book, with a very special co-author. I’m not going to say too much about it yet because I don’t want to overshadow the first one. But if you are so inclined, you can pop on over to Amazon for a sneak peek of the cover and place your pre-order. It’s due to be released in April of 2016.

Again, a huge thanks to all of you amazing readers for your continued support in this fun journey. Now – it’s onto the next quilt!

MQWS Blog Hop Day 12 – Focal Point

I can’t believe today is the last day for my Machine Quilting With Style blog tour! When I finished up the book earlier this year, I went into withdrawals for a day or two, not quite knowing what to do with myself. Now I feel the same way, what will I share next?!

On Monday, I will do a quick recap of the tour and announce the winners of my 2 giveaways. I’ll also announce the results of the Quilt Along Survey. Plus, I’ll have an exciting new announcement to share, so stay tuned!

Focal Point – The Background Story

focal_pointFocal Point 45″ x 45″ by Christa Watson. Photography by Brent Kane.

One of my modern quilting heroes, Jacquie Gering, gave me the best advice when I was trying to learn how to make my quilts look more modern. She told me I should always try and include a focal point in my quilts. So in a way, I named this quilt to honor her.

center_spiralMy continuous spiral is perfectly imperfect and adds just the right amount of texture to the quilt!

I love quilting large continuous spirals and think they look terrific on both modern and traditional quilts. They add incredible texture to a quilt. However, for many people, quilting a smooth center can be a little tricky. After a little bit of trial and error, I figured out a way to quilt the whole spiral with a walking foot, with a nicer looking center.

Just remember, don’t knock yourself out trying to achieve perfect quilting. Opt for perfectly imperfect quilting instead. Once you back away from your quilt, all you will notice is the allover texture, rather than the individual stitches!

A Bit More and a Bonus Giveaway

I took copious notes about what makes a quilt modern during a presentation from Heather Grant at QuiltCon 2013. It’s taken me a couple of years to let these design principles sink in, and I’m still discovering more of what I like about modern quilts. I remember Heather saying something along the lines of wanting to encourage more design that looks liked it’s been cropped from a larger piece. That’s sort of the look I was going for with this quilt, and I’m pleased with the results.

Focal Point - Chic Neutrals no linesFocal point with swatches of Chic Neutrals by Amy Ellis for Moda

For my version of Focal Point, I used Amy Ellis’ Modern Neutrals fabric from Moda. Amy’s new line is called Chic Neutrals, so decided to play around in EQ7 and recolor it in the newer line. Isn’t it fun? Amy’s generously giving away a bundle of Chic Neutrals to make this quilt.

Pop on over to Amy’s Creative Side to see her fun things and enter to win!


Elements that make this quilt modern – neutral palette with high impact, hard edges that create high contrast between the pieces, off-center design, focal point, geometric quilting done with a walking foot.

Time for me to complete – 15 hours from start to finish.

More Inspiration from Amy garro!

13_spoolsAmy Garro from 13 Spools is another inspiring friend of mine. She recently wrote her first book, Paper Pieced Modern. It’s pretty awesome, and I’m so glad the timing of my book worked out for her to catch her breath, and then make another quilt! You’ve got to check out her version of Focal Point – it’s amazing. I always encourage everyone to change up my ideas to make it their own, and Amy did just that with her version. She includes lots of eye candy and some fun commentary so be sure to check it out!

Be sure to  enter Amy’s giveaway to win an ebook of Machine Quilting With Style.


Giveaway from Pellon Products

pellonPellon was another great partner – they donated several battings for me to make some of the quilts in this book. One of the things I did was try to use a different batting for nearly every quilt, just to give them a try. My favorite? Hands down, it was the cotton/soy blend, which is the batting I chose to make Focal Point. The batting was soft and supple, drapes well, and hangs well with no creases after it’s been folded. It was easy to quilt through, and I’m going to be using this batting in a lot more of my quilts in the future.

Thanks to Pellon for sponsoring a generous giveaway for this hop. Head on over to the Pellon blog for your chance to win some of the same batting I used – I think you’ll love it!

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MQWS Blog Hop Day 11 – Facets

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Facets – The Background Story

Facets_KonaFacets 63″ x 70″ by Christa Watson. Photo courtesy of Robert Kaufman.

I love coordinated scrappy quilts and improvisational piecing, yet I’m more of a “structured improv” kind of gal. I like to randomly sew together a bunch of scrappy goodness, then create order and structure from the chaos. For Facets, I chose 28 Kona Cottons in warm reds, oranges, and yellows, with some green thrown in for good measure. The palette reminds me of crisp juicy apples!

facets_stripsIt was such fun to cut up these fabrics into smaller chunks to play with!

It was very liberating to create my own crazy-pieced fabric to work with:

crazy pieced yardageRandomly sewing bits of fabric together is very therapeutic!

I really went to town with the machine quilting on this one. I used both walking-foot quilting and free-motion techniques when quilting Facets. Whenever I quilt, I like to think about the logical sequence of steps I take before starting. That way, it doesn’t seem too overwhelming.

facets_quiltingUsing my “scrunch and smoosh” method for dealing with the bulk while quilting. There’s an extra table under there which helps hold up the weight of the quilt.

I love quilting swirls, and combining them with switchbacks really creates a lot of movement.

Finals B1324.inddPhotography by Brent Kane.

A Bit More – and a Bonus Giveaway!

I was stoked when Robert Kaufman decided to add this grouping to their designer palette series this fall. Coming in October, you’ll be able to get your hands on the Christa Watson Designer Palette in fat quarters, ten squares, charm squares, and roll-ups! You can create a quilt just like mine, but of course it will still be different because of the improv element. :-)

What makes this quilt modern – offset grid layout, improvisational piecing, geometric design with high contrast and graphic impact, exclusive use of flat solids, bold, bright color palette, design goes all the way to the edges, organically quilted machine quilting.

Time for me to complete – 47 hours from start to finish, including the improv piecing.

How would you like to get your hands on a fat quarter bundle of my designer palette?

Christa Watson Designer PaletteThe Christa Watson Designer Palette – available at quilts shops everywhere in October!

To enter the giveaway for a 28 piece fat quarter bundle of my favorite Kona colors, just comment letting me know whether you’ve ever tried improv piecing and what you think about it. I’ll draw a winner at the end of the day on Sunday and announce their name on Monday, Sept. 28th.

And remember, don’t forget to vote for your favorite quilt for my QAL in January! Since I know you are dying to ask – yes, Facets is MY favorite quilt from the book. :-)

Quilting Inspiration from kristy daum


I think my favorite part of this blog hop is seeing all of the amazing quilts from my talented friends! Kristy Daum from St. Louis Victorian and I have been online friends for awhile and finally got to meet up at QuiltCon earlier this year. You may remember Kristy’s amazing pixelated quilts featuring David Tennant as Dr. Who and the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.

Now Kristy has knocked it out of the park with her version of Facets. I really love it when others really take an idea and make it their own! It was fun watching her instagram sneek peaks, and her final reveal today will take your breath away.

Pop on over to Kristy’s blog to see her version of Facets.

Teri’s Take


The amazing Teri Lucas from Terificreations shared a sneak peak of some Facets blocks on the Generation Q website earlier in the week. She chose to use solid pieces of fabric and did some killer quilting on them! Like me, she prefers to quilt on a home-sewing machine and she is one talented lady!! She’s one of those that I can talk quilting with all day long!

So far we’ve only met in person once, and I can’t wait to see her again at the next event. She’s always so thoughtful and encouraging – just the type of quilty friend you want in your corner. Teri is offering a book giveaway on her site. While you are there, be sure to browse around, and check out her amazing quilting!!

Head over to Teri’s blog to enter her giveaway.

Visit The Quilting Gallery

quiltinggalleryMichele Foster is the brilliant name and voice behind the highly popular website the Quilting Gallery. We first met online when I was an advertiser on her site, many moons ago. We have turned that business relationship into a really great friendship and I hope someday soon that we can meet up in person. I mean, if you are like me, you can always use another BQF (best quilting friend), right?

Michele blogs and shares so much inspiration about what’s happening in the quilting community, and she’s has written very nice things about my book over on her blog today. She even scored extra points with me by saying that Facets is her favorite quilt, too! In addition to being a prolific quilter, Michele is an amazing designer and hosts lots of fun clubs on her site. As part of her stop, she’s generously including a fun giveaway of her own. :-)

Visit the Quilting Gallery blog and enter to win a membership to Michele’s mini quilting club!

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MQWS Blog Hop Day 10 – Lightning

Today’s stop on the Machine Quilting With Style book tour is full of inspiration and giveaways! Be sure to stop by all of the blogs listed below to get in on the prizes. And be sure to go back and visit the earlier stops you may have missed. Many of those giveaways are still open. :-)

Lightning – The Background Story

LightningLightning 72″ x 96″ by Christa Watson. Photograpy by Brent Kane.

I love taking traditional design ideas and then tweaking them with a bit of the unexpected. You may recognize Lightning as a simple rail fence variation, but with a modern twist! I’m realizing I love to do scrappy, but with more of a “controlled scrappy” look. As I have said before, why choose one fabric when 20 will do! And why cut straight strips when you can make them a bit wonky instead, right? I decided that the ziz-zag streaks looked like they were piercing through a cloudy sky, hence the name Lightning!

lightning_topHave sewing machine – will travel and quilt, even while on vacation!

I actually pieced this quilt last summer while on vacation. I brought along my Singer Featherweight and was able to set up a makeshift sewing area in a small space. I used the hotel floor as a design wall and took pictures with my phone so I could keep the layout oriented correctly.

lightning_quiltingQuilting in progress – you gotta love a good stipple!

This quilt is rather large, but I had no problems quilting it on my BERNINA. In the book, I share my best tips and tricks for how to deal with the bulk of the quilt when quilting on a sit-down machine. Just remember, you only need to deal with a small amount of the quilt under the needle at any time. :-)

A Bit More

lightning_backingBacking in progress – a great way to use up fat quarters!

As I love to do, I made a scrappy backing for Lightning from my fat quarter stash of black and white prints, with some pops of green. I had originally wanted this included in the book, but was sad when it had to be cut for length. However, the folks at Martingale have generously decided to include it as a free pieced backing tutorial on their site – so yay! (See more below.)

What makes this quilt modern – graphic color scheme, wonky blocks based on tradition, zig-zags create a focal point with a bright pop of color, block design goes all the way to the edges.

Time for me to complete – 44 hours from start to finish, including the pieced backing.

More from She Can Quilt, Martingale, and Riley Blake

shecanquiltLeanne Chahley from She Can Quilt is one of those people whose work is easy to admire! I fell in love with an award winning quilt of hers at the first QuiltCon and I’ve been her stalker friend ever since! I love her take on Lightning done with scrappy pinks and scrappy quilting. She used the designs from the book as sort of a sampler for machine quilting. Leanne quilted her version of Lightning on her long-arm, showing how versatile these designs can be!

Head to Leann’s site to see her fabulous version of Lightning and enter her giveaway!

martingaleMartingale/That Patchwork Place is simply the best publisher anyone could ask for! Yes, I may be a bit biased, but writing this book has been a fabulous experience from start to finish (just like making a quilt)! After writing this book, I would definitely partner with them again! When you purchase your copy of Machine Quilting With Style from the Martingale site, they’ll throw in the ebook for free. Double bonus!!

Machine Quilting With Style

Martingale has a lot of content on their site today: you can see more quilty photos from the book, check out a little video from my quilt market demonstration last spring, and enter for your chance to visit their giveaway. (When you watch the video, you’ll get to see how fast I really talk in person!)

Go to Stitch This – the Martingale blog to get the free backing tutorial and enter their giveaway!


Riley Blake Designs has been a terrific partner. Not only did they provide me with fabrics used in some of the quilts in the book, they are offering a fantastic giveaway to go along with the hop!

riley_blake_giveawayPop on over to the Riley Blake blog and enter for your chance to win!

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