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…”
Ooh, I’m the first comment for a change! My favourite colour is turquoise, with blue and green coming a close second and third. And if I win the book, bring it to Australia and deliver it in person!
My favorite color changes all the time. Currently it is purple.
My fav color for quilts is a fall rust orange. I love your posts and stop everything to read them when they come through my feed. You inspired me to finish my first quilt. Thanks for you inspiration.
Ive been enjoying this book, its so good and Ive got a few projects earmarked. Rarely I get a book and actually read it front to back, as most are pretty much same, same. Will say this one is different, for so many reasons 🙂
Favorite color is red. Enjoy your site so much
The book looks wonderful! At the moment my favourite colour is purple.
My Fav is Yellow…. IT just seems to make you SmiLe! 🙂 Warm & Bright!
My favorite color is blue. thanks for a chance.
By default my favourite colour has to be orange, but I am not unbiased for a nice spot of purple either. Thanks for a chance to win especially since I have not found the book in Germany (Amazon declares it unavailable for our territory)
This book is now on my Christmas list! I love purple!
I’m scared of paper piecing but these projects are so cute! My boyfriend would crack up at the star wars quilt. I love basically all colors – I want them all – but I think blues are my favorite.
What a great humor! Totally my way. *gg*
Thank you both for the chance!
Hmm..favorite color…I’m drawn to grays and chartreuse. i think I’m more of a hybrid color person. A mix of a couple colors together! Thanks for the chance to win!
I’ve been wanting to give paper piecing a try and this would be a great book to start me off with. My favourite colour is blue, followed by purple, red, yellow orange…… 🙂
That’s like asking which child is my favorite! If my life depended on it I’d have to say GREEN!! It’s in my stash, my closet and all through my house (and yard!)
My favorite color is purple. I would love to make a quilt with words on it.
I love paper piecing and I know which book I’ll be adding to my Christmas wish list! Tough to name only one favourite colour, but today I will say TURQUOISE!
Today I pick yellow as my favorite color! They’re all so pretty!
I’m in love with teals for now. But orange is a super close second.
I love green!
green – like the color of the statue of liberty. after that, its turquoise.
Hi Cath! Wonderful news! This book looks fantastic! I love letters, Paper piecing, scraps, colours – all in one in this book! Would be Super happy to win! x Teje
…sorry…turquoise! I was too excited about the book!
Green :). I love your blog.
What a fabulous book will have to go on my Christmas list lol love purple and realy enjoy your fabulous blog
My favourite colour is red. I am also a nerd as I know exactly which scene that Star Wars quote is from (and my hubby panders to my nerdiness by buying me Star Wars PJs for my birthday).
Favorite color if I had to pick one? Green! And I will take the full range on the color wheel, bumping clear up to yellow on one side and blue on the other.
Thanks for promoting Sam’s book. She is terrific, generous, and talented, and deserves every bit of goodness that comes her way.
I was team orange for years (and still believe that it’s the color of joy) but I’ve really come around on pink. Thanks for a chance.
Oh yes! I’m so hoping to win a copy of Sam’s book! I love your Hexies bucket! My will say POTC though for the Patchwork of the Crosses I am making using the EPP hexie method 🙂 My favorite color is AQUA BLUE – boring I know, but there you go, I yam what I yam!!!
My favorite color is purple. Thank you for your part in the blog hop and chance to win her book.
Well my favorite color is RED…because red is best!
Oh I am excited about this book too. My fave color is red.
I’m a PINK girl and piecing hexies is my fav ‘take a long’ project. I’m looking to each new entry on the Quilt Talk blog tour!
Definitely a book for my Christmas list. Purple is great!
Today my favorite color is orange; ask me again tomorrow. 🙂
My favorite color is purple followed by green!
I’ve been wanting to make a fabric bucket and these are so cute! My favorite color of the moment is chartreuse but I always love blue.
My favorite colors are purple and green!
PS Second attempt in posting comment as first failed? If first came through, please delete this one. thanks!
Purple.. always purple.. maybe some orange thrown in
oh my ! think that i like the “Hexies” one then i spotted the teal one. oh my ohmy!!
My favorite color has always been gray. Think fog.
purple, of course.
purple and occasionally green
My favorite color is blue.
Right now my favorite color is yellow. All shades, from light to dark. Love your blog!
My favorite color is yellow. Thanks for pointing out her sense of humor! I had seen the cover of this book before and never even caught the clever innuendos at first glance. lol
oh lord, so many cute patterns! My favorite color is Blue…or purple, lolol
Blue-ish . . . so that covers a range of blues. Thanks for the chance to win!
Only one color !?! The red caught my eye. Sam’s book looks like fun and thank you for the chance to win 🙂