Monday, 18 November 2013

Canadian Quilters Connect Blogathon

It's time for the Canadian Quilters Connect Blogathon, sponsored by SewSisters quilt shop.
Welcome and thank-you for visiting with me at Books and Quilts.

I started blogging in 2007 and have posted regularly about my activities since then. 

In Tuesdays I write about my needlework projects over the past week.  it could be knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing and occasionally some embroidery. 

I've recently started a new occasional Thursday post with a few friends that features out Zentangle challenges.  It's a wonderful drawing method that I am planning to adapt to my machine quilting.

In between times, I post other items of interest, usually book reviews including occasional First Nations Fridays posts where I review books by First Nations Authors.

Below are photos of some of my recently finished quilt tops.   Be sure to look through all of them as I am hosting a contest and the directions are after the photos.

Gretchen Quilt block from Debby Kratovil
Sunflower Wave Tote
L'il Twister Placemat
Ugly Fabric Challenge

Assorted Applique Hearts

Birds of a Feather

Disappearing 4 patch
Doll Quilt
Now for the contest. Prize is a Fabric Lovers FQ bundle purchased from Sew Sisters. (Will be mailed directly from Sew Sisters). Browse some of my needle work posts and find the quilt or project that most appeals to you.  Come back here and tell me about it in the Rafflecopter below.  Open to all visitors, though a different prize will be selected should the winner be international. One Canadian winner will be seclected.   **if the Rafflecopter doesn't appear or doesn't work, then leave a comment letting me know and I'll add you manually, you still need to tell me which project you like and in which country you live**  
a Rafflecopter giveaway


kim said...

Hi Heather!
I LOVE your disappearing 4 patch! I really need to make one of those.
I tried entering with the helicopter thingy but I'm not sure it went through. Maybe it doesn't work with my ancient iPad, lol!

Debbie Rodgers said...

The Flying Geese baby quilt is a favourite - how could I ever choose just one? ;-)

Regina said...

I had to do a double take when I saw that the quilt I noticed because of the interesting piecing and the lovely colours is called Ugly Fabrics Challenge! If only my uglies were that nice ....

Katherine said...

Hello, Heather! How nice to meet you! Wow. Lots of lovely quilts in the works. I love your Birds of a Feather quilt!

Linda said...

Hi Heather. I love all your quilts and knitting and needlework. My fave is your Birds of Feather quilt. I just love it. You did such a wonderful job. I may not comment on every post but know that I read every post of yours and your blog is one of my all-time favourites. Now that you have added Zentangling...oh my...just wonderful.

Marie said...

It's hard to pick a favourite because they really are all so wonderful. Really! If I have to pick, though, I really like the Disappearing 4-patch.

Anonymous said...

Love your aiming for accuracy! Orange is a favorite color of mine, even though I don't think I've used it in enough quilts! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sheila said...

I am new to your blog but love what I see and will be back . I love the Birds of a Feather quilt . Thanks for the chance .

Colleen said...

I like the Birds of a Feather one. But they are all beautiful!

Carli The Quilter said...

Hi Heather, I tried the rafflecopter thingy and it didn't work for me, so this is my favourite quilt: your most recent post to be completely honest. i know that you've been blogging a long while and I really love the "Star are Shinig" yeh for that one for my entry in your cool give away and for sure I'm complicated no reply blogger so here is my email.

carli the quilter at gmail dot com
Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Carli The Quilter said...

Hi Heather,

I don't know if I timed out on our satelite internet so I'm leaving another comment. I really love this most recent quilt and I know you are into doing lots of reading and that you have found a balance of running, quilting and reading.
I've to know if this fav of mine "Stars are Shining" has a pattern or did you put it together yourself?
Thanks for the giveaway! and thanks so much for following me. :)

Janet said...

The Ugly Fabric Challenge quilt is fantastic! And I think it is my favourite - I love the intricacy of the design.

Barb and Sharon said...

I like the Gretchen quilt but I also like the disappearing 4 patch and your colour choices.

Anonymous said...

I like the ugly fabric quilt. I love how "ugly" fabric turns into beautiful quilts--and I love medallions.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

As I searched around, I saw some "nautical" blocks but I couldn't find the whole quilt, they looked great.

rafflecopter is under my facebook address

yridge2 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Threeundertwo said...

I love the doll quilt. I keep saying I'm going to make more of those. I also love the stars quilt that's finished after this post. It's going to be beautiful quilted up!

Threeundertwo said...

The entry doesn't seem to be working for me. :(

Felicity Grace Terry said...

I love your September post in which you describe Bee Day. Wonderful photos its so nice to see you all so productive.

Not sure the raffelcopter worked. I'm an international entrant who can be contacted via FB.

Good luck everyone.

Sherrie said...

Hi Heather,
I tried leaving my opinion, but I must have done something wrong. So I'm doing it here. My favorite of your quilts is the Ugly Block Quilt, it's beautiful!! Love all the different colors you used and they all go together so well. Have a great day!!

P.S. I've got a different blog from the last time I visited you. Here is my new address.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

The disappearing 4 patch is my favourite although I do like the heart one also.

cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

quiltmom anna said...

I love your post about the disappearing 9 patch- I had not seen the variations that were on the post- I also loved the link to the Infinity scarves. My mom gave me one for my birthday and I thought they might be relatively simple to make. I will have to check around to find a knitted version too. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Regards from Alberta,

sewnut said...

Seeing Stars ... I like the light coloured background - it makes the colour in the stars pop!

Zoek9 said...


I love you Gretchen quilt, the colours and patterns are very exciting, there's some great movement in there too!

Also I'm loving stars, and the orange kiwi hat :P very cool!

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Heather. I loved your Seeing Stars quilt. All the colors are beautiful.