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…”
Well, I’ve loved orange for a long time but lately Red has taken over!
Love that hexie bucket with all the bee fabric!
Thanks for the chance to win!
I love light teal the best with turquoise running a close second. I want your bucket as well! Currently working on a GM’s Flower garden with 7/8″ hexies. Got a long way to go for my king quilt!
My favorite color is blue – any shade of blue. Would love to win your give-away! Thank you for a chance to win!
I love purples. This book looks so wonderful!
my favorite color depends on the day, but it’s often green! and wombats are my favorite Australian animal…
OMG, I want this book! Orange is my favorite color. Today.
Blue! It just feels cozy!
My favorite colors are usually in the purple family. And I need this book! I’ve been wanting to create a word quilt since I first discovered Completely Couchy’s NSFW quilts , and I think this book would inspire me to actually do it.
I love green!
I like many shades of blue.
I love turquoise and teals. Also bright pinks. Thanks for the chance.
All my life I have loved rusts and browns. Now I’m adding touches of lime. never one for whimsy this is new for me. Thanks for a chance to win this book.
I love green but then there is purple…. oh my what about orange???? how juicy! Then I look at yellow, soft and buttery or sharp and lemony. Then I start thinking how the colors go go with each other. I love browns and shade of black through white. I just can’t pick. I love them all.
Love what everyone is making with this book. I love all colors bright – orange, teal, blue, red. Thanks for the chance.
I love pink, any and all shades. I am loving these buckets for both organization and decoration!
I love working with all shades of blue and green.
Any blues, love ’em all!
I like the autumnal colours of orange and brown. Thank you for the giveaway.
Cranberry red. Thanks for asking.
I love your word the best! 🙂 My favorite color is teal
I have to say purple is my favorite. No one would believe me if I said anything else! (but Teal is a close second – there – I said it)
Why on earth is it so hard to choose a favourite colour? Can I say rainbow like a Grade 3 student would? 🙂 Push come to shove, I’ll often choose teal these days.. I even had to give teal it’s own stack in my stash!
Blue, always blue.
I love acqua and red relation. Thanks for the give away!
Love these scrap buckets – my favourite colour isTeal .
Depends on my mood – today I love GREEN!
teal for sure!
Hello Cath… so cool that you’re a part of it… and the HEXIES are fitting with your summer-camping-holiday-work. My favourite colour (at the moment) is orange… because it is a really flaming autumn colour! Kind regards, Annett
green is my favorite all time color, but latley I have been gifted several “oranges” and they are growing on me!
I love pink in all of its many variations! Thanks for a chance to win, this book looks amazing!
I’m all over the spectrum like white on rice 🙂 there’s never just 1…… Is there?
Lol, my sentiments exactly!
Those buckets are so cool!
My favorite color is still aqua. Can’t seem to get enough of it. 🙂
Red is my favourite colour – the book looks terrific.
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Magenta! Awesome book.
Burgundy! Love your basket.
Red, from the lightest pink to the darkest red. Thanks!
My favorite color (this year) seems to be teal. I love all the baskets and the paper piecing alphabet book sounds awesome. I love all paper piecing especially yours (of course)
I saw this book on amazon. Amazing!! I would LOVE a copy. Fav color is green.
This book looks awesome! Into blues currently.
I have lost count of the number of quilts I have made that ended up being teal.
I’m glad to here there is another lover of pink out there. Maybe we will get Sam converted. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of her book.
I’ve been so enjoying Sam’s blog hop, and am happy it hopped around to you, because I love your blog too (remember me, the silly girl who thought you were doing some sort of trunk show in Australia?). Favourite (and let’s remember that we’re both Australians and can spell words correctly) color at the moment is blue. Perhaps it’s just influenced by the quilt I’m working on.
Favorite color? Red!
Two faves for me – berry and burnt orange. Thanks for the chance too.
Teal is my fav…one of the colors I used for my wedding!
my favourite colour is turquoise! Love the look of this book – so fun!
My favourite colour is green… Most days. Then sometimes, I love grey, which can have green in it so that counts too, right?
My fav color is red…..and black…and teal…..well actually I love them all in different settings! 🙂
My favorite colour is pink.. was blue and before that …. ? ….. but NOW influenzed by a blog called Wombat Quilt ;0) I am getting more and more in to the rest of the colours… Have been trying for a long time now to find letters to quilt. Would love this book on my bookshelfe…