Guess what today is? It’s my birthday!! Whoo hoo! I’m of the opinion that things just get better with age, and each passing year is cause for celebration. So I thought, what better day to kick off my epic blog hop for Piece and Quilt with Precuts than today??
So to get us started, today I want to share links to each of the 30 fantastic bloggers that are joining me on this fun and inspiring journey, plus give a couple of sneak peeks of what’s coming up on the hop!
Inspiring Quilts From Me and My Friends
Each day starting tomorrow, I’ll share more details about each of the quilts in the book, and you can see how others interpreted the designs to make them their own. For example, check out this sneak peek of the beautiful quilts in progress from (clockwise) Sherri, Teresa, Nancy, and Jen.
You just may end up liking their versions better than the originals, and that’s totally ok!! Hopefully once you see the versatility and variety of looks that can be made from my fun designs and your favorite precuts, you’ll be inspired to make them, too!
Stay tuned for the “final reveal” from 30 talented bloggers including these shown above!!
(The list of participating bloggers is at the end of this post.)
Gifts and Giveaways Galore!
Throughout the hop, we’ll celebrate by giving away tons of gifts! After all, what fun is a party without presents?? Some of the giveaways will be hosted here on my blog while others will be given away by the participating bloggers or other industry friends. So be sure and check back here each day as I send you on a fun scavenger hunt to score prizes and get inspired!
Just a few of the many “gifts” that will be given away during the hop!! Yes, it even includes a quilt – so check here every day for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!
A Present From me – Baby Geese Quilt Pattern
Let’s kick off this party with a present for all of you, since since you are ALL winners in my book!! The quilt shown below is called “Baby Geese” and it was made from scraps and leftovers of many of the other quilts in the book.
Click here to get the Baby Geese quilt pattern.
Because I included so many detailed instructions for each of the 11 quilts in the book, we didn’t have room to include this one. So think of it as bonus quilt pattern #12, just for you!!
If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing Piece and Quilt with Precuts, take a look at the layout and instructions given for Baby Geese. Just like all of the quilts in the book, the instructions are clear and easy to understand, with plenty of machine quilting eye-candy and step by step diagrams for you to follow. Chances are if you like this one, you’ll love the rest!
Click here to download the bonus pattern for Baby Geese.
I’ll be giving this quilt away at the end of the hop so stay tuned!
Blog Hop Schedule
Here’s the schedule of bloggers to follow with their names, links to their blogs, plus their Instagram handles so you can follow them there. After all, this is a talented bunch who you will want to get to know better!
Friday August 18 – Squiggles
Kathy Bruckman Blog: Kathy’s Kwilts and More IG: @kathyskwiltsandmore
Kate Colleran Blog: Seams Like a Dream IG: @seamslikeadreamquilts
Sharon Parcel Blog: Yellow Cat Quilt Designs IG: @punkydoodle53
Click here to see Christa’s version of Squiggles.
Saturday August 19 – Gridwork
Sandy Maxfield Blog: Sandy Star Designs IG: @sandystardesigns
Joanne Harris Blog: Quilts by Joanne IG: @turtlequilterjo
Teresa Mairal-Barreu Blog Sewn Up: IG: @teresadownunder
Click here to see Christa’s version of Gridwork
Monday August 21 – Frequency
Nancy Scott Blog: Masterpiece Quilting IG: @masterpiecequilting
Martingale’s Blog: Stitch This! IG: @martingaletpp
Lorinda Davis Blog: Laurel Poppy & Pine IG: @laurelpoppyandpine
Click here to see Christa’s version of Frequency
Tuesday August 22 – S.W.A.K.
Sherry Shish Blog: Powered by Quilting IG: @poweredbyquilting
Michelle Bartholomew Blog: Michelle Bartholomew IG: @michellebartholomew
Allison Dutton Blog: Allison Sews IG: @allisonsews
Click here to see Christa’s version of S.W.A.K.
Wednesday August 23 – Starstruck
Lissa LaGreca Blog: Lovingly Lissa IG: @lovinglylissa
Sherri Noel Blog: Rebecca Mae Designs IG: @rebeccamaedesigns
Sandra Healy Blog: Sandra Healy Designs IG: @sandrahealydesigns
Click here to see Christa’s version of Starstruck
Thursday August 24 – Dot’n’Dash
Laura Piland Blog: Slice of Pi Quilts IG: @sliceofpiquilts
Cheryl Brickey Blog: Meadow Mist Designs IG: @meadowmistdesigns
Jen Frost Blog: Faith and Fabric IG: @faithandfabric
Click here to see Christa’s version of Dot’n’Dash
Friday August 25 – Twinkling Diamonds
Jessee Maloney Blog: Art School Dropout IG: @jessee_artschooldropout
Jessica Caldwell Blog: Desert Bloom Quilting IG: @desertbloomquilting
Anjeanette Klinder Blog: Anjeanette Klinder IG: @anjeanetteklinder
Click here to see Christa’s version of Twinkling Diamonds
Saturday August 26 – Windows
Terri Vanden Bosch Blog: Meanderings Along Lizard Creek IG: @lizardcreekquilter
Suzy Webster Blog: Webster Quilt IG: @websterquilt
Katie Joy Church Blog: Wild Prairie Studio IG: @katie_joyquilts
Click here to see Christa’s version of Windows
Monday August 28 – Kites
Pam Cobb Blog: The Stitch TV Show IG: @thestitchtvshow
Jen Rosin Blog: A Dream and a Stitch: IG: @adreamandastitch
Rashida Khanbhai Blog: No. 3 Quilt Studio IG: @no3quiltstudio
Click here to see Christa’s version of Kites
Tuesday August 29 – Arrows
Lynn Kline Blog: Monkey Needle IG: @monkeyneedle
Kathy Bruckman Blog: Kathy’s Kwilts and More IG: @kathyskwiltsandmore
Click here to see Christa’s version of Arrows
Wednesday Aug 30 – Spools
Jen Shaffer Blog: Patterns by Jen IG: @patternsbyjen
Sandra Starley Blog: Textile Time Travels IG: @textiletimetravels
Click here to see Christa’s version of Spools
Whew! That’s a whole lot of great people who will be participating! Be sure to follow their blogs and Instagram accounts. After all, part of the fun of quilt-making is the community behind it. And when you join us on this blog hop journey, you’ll get to know more fun quilting friends!!
Click here to purchase your signed copy of Piece and Quilt with Precuts
48 thoughts on “Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop Celebration!”
I have to say I love the spool quilts because I’m a “scrapist”. I have a huge collection of scraps and am always looking for new ideas to use them up. I think scraps might work well with a lot of the quilts in your book especially if I stick to the color block idea that you presented in spools.
Such a great book! I reviewed it through Edelweiss. The e-galleys for review are short term loans, then I need to buy the book to make the quilts.
I really like all your quilts. I’m really interested in doing a spool thread quilt!! I’m so impressed with all the designs and work you are doing in quilts!!!
My favorite # 4 S.W. A. K. i love scrappy quilts and quilts that use half square triangles
Happy Birthday and I like your Baby Geese. This is a good way to use my scrappy HST up
Hi, Christa. I love the colorway you are giving away and am sure I have a layer cake print to go with it perfectly. I must admit, I have trouble cutting into any of the precuts, but I am forcing myself to use them. I have a collection of charm packs and have designated several for upcoming projects. Since I have myself on a “no buying” diet until the first of the year, I am focusing on using the stash.
Hope your birthday was *wonderful!*, Christa!!
*Thank you!* for the Baby Geese pattern, and ALL that you do to encourage, inspire, teach, and share!
And, *Congratulations!* on another great book!
It’ll be exciting to see on the blog hop all the quilts that were made from your inspiration, your creativity, your patterns!
Hope you had a great birthday! My favorite pre cuts are fat quarters .
Happy birthday ! Palju õnne ! from Estonia Ellen
Hoping to make every stop on the blog.
Enjoyed the class here in Missouri City, Texas yesterday at the Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild. Lots of good information and very upbeat. thanks so much
Happy Birthday, and thank you for all the information you and the others are sharing!
Thank you so much for the pattern. Congratulations on your book. I’m going to do my best to follow the blog hop everyday. 👏🏻💕
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have a great birthday! Looks like a fun hop!!
Happy Birthday!!! Looking forward to the blog hop.
Happy Birthday Christa! Today is my grandson’s birthday too. I just received your new book yesterday in the mail, thank you for signing it! I took a quilt class 6 years ago and I LOVE this wonderful, life-giving craft.
Thank you for the Baby Geese pattern. We’ve had baby geese at our pond recently. 🙂
I love the continuous loop quilting. I haven’t mastered FMQ but I sure love practicing. I will get there one day. Love following you on IG.
Happy birthday Christa! Thank you so much for your blog hop. Looking forward to all the different ways people will be doing a quilt.
Happy Birthday Christa! We share a birthday, (although for me, this one gets me my Medicare card 😩) so thank you for the free quilt pattern! I recently signed up for your Craftsy beginner quilting class and really getting so much helpful information. Hopefully it will get me to the point where I can actually use the new pattern…lol! Enjoy your day with your family and have a great birthday!
Sharon Mann >
Happy Birthday! I love the Baby Geese pattern. Excited to follow along the blog hop!
Happy Birthday Christa! Thank you for the pattern gift. Hop looks like a lot of fun!
Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing this quilt. Now I know what to do with all those leftover half-square triangles I have.
I closely follow your blog and have emailed you a few times……..doing a quick look at the blog hop sites for August 18 (my birthday), it looks like I will have a few more sites to follow. Your books are great and I browse though them regularly for inspiration, reference or a new technique to try. Thank you for the blog hop!
Happy Birthday! Thank you for the gift. The hop looks like a lot of fun.
Happy Birthday Just received by copy of Piece and Quilt with Precuts yesterday. I am going to love it. Enjoy your day.
Happy birthday! And thanks for the fun!
Happy Birthday Girl, may you have many more. And thanks for the chance to win something. And thanks for the free pattern too.
Happy birthday, Christa, and what a fun way to celebrate. That’s a great list of people sharing about your book and I’m excited for you and your new launch!
Happy Birthday. Thank you for your wonderful designs.
Happy birthday! 🎂🎉🎉 I’m looking forward to your blog hop. Thank you for the pattern.
Thanks for the Baby Geese pattern. It will be a great scrap buster. The hop looks like fun. Hope I can keep up.
Thank you for the Baby Geese pattern. I am looking forward to following your blog hop.
I LOVE the continuous loop quilting design. Any advice on keeping consistent spacing and loop size for us beginners? This would be great in a border on a quilt I’m working on. Thanks for all your ideas.
Thanks! Try drawing out the loops on paper first. If you use lined paper you can even practice the spacing. After a few sheets of practice, you should have it down 🙂
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On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 3:59 AM, Christa Quilts wrote:
Thanks so much. Giving it a try!