I have been waiting for this day for what seems like ages…. today, this day, when I get to take part in the Blog Hop for my friend Sam Hunter’s new book, Quilt Talk.
I first heard of Sam through her “We Are Sew Worth It” campaign, which was eye opening for me. Sam started a serious conversation about the value of our work, a quilter’s work, as artists, which continues to resonate with me.
About 6 months later I was thrilled to hear that Sam had moved to Portland and joined the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. The first time I met her I knew I had found a kindred spirit- she was straight talking, feisty, talented and hilarious (if you want to know what Sam’s sense of humor is like take a closer look at the buckets on the cover of her new book!)
You can imagine my excitement when I found out Sam was doing a paper piecing book… Quilt Talk is designed around a paper pieced font, which includes a full alphabet with letters, numbers, special characters and accents There is also a dozen lovely projects that you can customize with your own words… my fave is this Star Wars inspired beauty (yes I am a geek)…
As part of the Blog Hop Sam has given each Hop host the paper pieced pattern for a particular word and a link on how to use them to make the buckets on the cover of her book. My word is appropriately…
DOWNLOAD THE HEXIES PATTERN HERE….
You can collect the full set of patterns by visiting the other Blog Hop hosts…
- Thursday, October 2 – PURPLE – Megan Dougherty, The Bitchy Stitcher
- Friday, October 3 – BROWN – Carrie Bloomston, Such Designs
- Monday, October 6 – RED – Kim Niedzwiecki, My GoGo Life
- Tuesday, October 7 – TEAL – Flaun Cline, I Plead Quilty
- Wednesday, October 8 – WHITE – Molli Sparkles
- Thursdays, October 9 – HEXIES – Cath Hall, Wombat Quilts
- Friday, October 10 – PINK – Ebony Love, LoveBug Studios
- Monday, October 13 – GREEN – Rose Hughes
- Tuesday, October 14 – BLUE – Sarah Fielke
- Wednesday, October 15 – GRAY – Maddie Kertay, The BadAss Quilter’s Society
- Thursday, October 16 – BLACK – Cheryl Sleboda
- Friday, October 17 – YELLOW – Victoria Findlay Wolfe
- Monday, October 20 – ORANGE (but of course!) – Sam Hunter, Hunter’s Design Studio
Sam has also kindly given me a copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader… so if you would like to win a hard copy of this fabulous book just leave a comment, telling me what your favorite colour is… a random winner will be drawn on Sunday night (12th October) and announced during Paper Piecing Monday’s post.
138 thoughts on “Some Quilt Talk and a giveaway…”
Purple too!! But I love the blue, hexie, and purple baskets above. Is the pattern included in the book? Thanks for the chance to win.
Darlene the pattern for the bucket is in the book. The instructions are simple and easy to follow and the bucket holds a lot of stuff. Mine is full of scraps.
My favorite color is green, followed very very closely by pink!
all of them:)
Any shade of aqua, it is very calming for me.
Purple, from light to dark and every shade in between!
My favourite colour is magenta – love it. Thanks for the chance to win this great book – I love your hexie bucket!
Came via Sam’s blog hop, and I’m delighted by your work! I can see why Sam asked you to be part of the hop.
Am I the only one who loves brown? Dramatic as a neutral, subtle as an accent, it’s an oxymoron! Brown can be sophisticated or homey, and can represent chocolate and coffee, or dirt and poop. Brown doesn’t get the respect it deserves!
oooh I love the hexie bucket, but my favorite color is probably yellow at the moment 😉
Too easy! My favorite color is green.
My favorite color is orange. Thanks!
Can I say black as a colour, as it encompasses all colours!!! 🙂 and my dog is black!!
My favorite is orange–and it’s at the top of the pyramid!! Coincidence?
My favourite colour right now is purple.
It depends on the day. Today’s color is blue- I’m at the beach.
Aqua! all things aqua!
Thank you! My most favourite is teal.
My favorite color is magenta, and thanks for the book photos – my husband loves Harrison Ford almost as much as me and that “I love you” “I know” would be great for the back of a quilt Im making him!
These buckets are really cute. The book sounds like a winner.
Purple and Teal
oh, it has to be Purple 🙂
Aqua is my favorite right now.
Red, always red!
Green is my favorite.
Fushia! Thank you, I just love your blog!
My favourite colour is red. I think this is too late, but I’m not sure of the time difference between the UK and you part of the US.
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What a fun book! I would have to say blue!
How fun! I love pink!