#LOVE : Moda Blog Tour


Welcome to our stop on the blog tour! We’re super excited to be a part of this!!! (And winning free stuff is always a fun little incentive for keeping up, right!?!?) So, let’s dive into some questions!

When did you start quilting? Tell us about your first quilt.

The year was 1999. My two good friends (Connie and Vicky) and I decided we would each make a quilt before the new millennium arrived.
Connie, being from Iowa, and already knowing how to quilt, became our teacher and mentor. She took this role very seriously! When Vicky and I showed up for our first lesson, Connie presented us with a goody bag stuffed with a quilting frame, thimble, wax, quilt needles, quilting thread, and safety pins. We decided on the Ohio Star design. Every week we had to complete 3 identical Ohio Star blocks made from our own sewing stashes, and then swap out so that we all had the same blocks in all varieties and themes. And since we never do anything in a small way, this first quilt was queen sized.

When we finished all of our blocks, Connie sent me and Vicky to the fabric store for sashing and backing fabric. (She had a conflict, but she said she trusted us.) Vicky and I calculated and crunched numbers for over an hour. We checked and rechecked our work before making the purchase.
At our next lesson we told Connie that her share was $180.00. Her mouth hit the floor!!! Anyway, we did learn how to layer and hand quilt. I have loved and used that quilt for 14 years now. Memories of the laughter we shared in the process is priceless to me!

This quilt became “Rudy’s Window Quilt”… once it was complete, it was never used by anyone but him. Because of it’s size, it folded up nicely into a moldable cushion that I would put on top of our reck-room couch. It was at the perfect vantage point for Rudy to do what he loved most… guarding our house from mailmen, trash collectors, and other potentially dangerous foes. I really really wish I had a picture of Rudy in action… because it was quite a site.

Oh wait wait wait… I found one in a previous blog post! 🙂

On a depressing side note, we lost our best boy this past year. He’s left a really big hole in our lives, that we’re finding difficult to fill. He also made many appearances in our blog over the years, so I’m sure he’ll be missed from here as well.

What is the best part of your design process?

Sketching. I love gridded paper and colored pencils!!! Lauren or Carrie make me a gridded sketch book for each new fabric line that we produce. In it I jot down thoughts, draw fabric ideas, diagram patterns, and write directions. I take it everywhere I go.

A fun side note… these sketch books were so popular among my friends, that we decided to include them in our new book!

Now for the big project!

Here’s another big quilt… this project is featured on all the other blogs, so make sure you check it out. This project really allowed us to get creative! (We missed that “get creative” notation, when the instructions were sent out… and instead, we followed the quilt instructions to a tee.) This project features a layer cake,charm pack or mini charm, but what is your all time favorite moda precut? The directions for this pattern can be found here.

I love jelly roles (2 1/2″ strips from selvage to selvage of each fabric in the line). They can be cut into smaller pieces to become parts of quilt blocks.

But I like to use them in pattern designs where they remain in their long strip state. You may be familiar with Angela Yosten’s Princess And The Pea quilt (found on the moda bake shop site). Each jelly roll strip represents a mattress layer. Soooo cute!!! That inspired me to design our Pencil Box quilt pattern, which is featured on the cover of our new book, Sweet and Simple Sewing with Martingale Publishing.

And then our latest fabric line, Pedal Pushers, features our Wet Paint pattern which also uses the long jelly roll strips.

So for the giveaway…

We’re giving away three prizes! Yay! See below…

Here’s how to enter : Just leave one comment… it can be about whatever you want… 🙂 If you want to tell us about your first quilt, that might be fun!

And then… If you want to get entered a SECOND time, you can do one of the following things :
1. follow us on Twitter. Here’s the link!
2. follow me on Pinterest. Here’s the link!
(And then just leave a second column telling us which extra entry you did. 🙂

We’ll draw the three winners in one week, so be sure to check back!

The giveaway features our newest and most favorite line Pedal Pushers! 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy!

… And because I wasn’t super excited with the coloring in that last photo… here’s a better shot of the colors. They’re super nice! Kind of sherberty!

Make sure to check out everyone else!! Everyone is awesome!

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014   Amy Ellis   Eric +Julie Comstock   Stephanie Ryan Design Studio

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014   Malka Dubrawski   Blackbird Designs   Lauren + Jessi Jung   Lella Boutique

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014   Basic Grey   Fig Tree and Co.   Pat Sloan

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014   April Rosenthal   French General   Minick and Simpson

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014   Cotton Way   Sandy Gervais   Primitive Gatherings

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014   Bunny Hill   Deb Strain   Kansas Troubles

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014   Kathy Schmitz   Laundry Basket Quilts   Zen Chic

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014   Me and My Sister Designs   Jan Patek   Sweetwater

780 Comments

  • Anita says:

    Beautiful fabric line, and the book looks very interesting!
    My first quilt was Scandinavian Snowball Fun by Lynnette Anderson, simple patchwork with stitchery embedded in “snowballs”.

  • Carrie Franklin says:

    My first quilt was a crib size quilt for my grandson. I had never quilted before, but after numerous online tutorials I dove right in and have been quilting ever since.

    I am following you on Pinterest.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Teresa C. in Califor says:

    My first quilt was a Sunbonnet Sue, hand appliqued and hand quilted. I gave it to my exchange – sister in Norway to celebrate her first born. (That little baby is now 20+ years old — yikes)

  • OMGosh!! These fabrics are better than super nice…they are SUPER AWESOME!! Love the colours!! Thanks for the chance to win some! My first quilt was a log cabin made from Moda flannels…this quilt is still in use and still super warm and cozy!!
    All the best!
    Paulette

  • Rebecca S. says:

    I love the colors you pick. Hideaway is still one of my favorite lines. I’ve been hording several yards of the fabric with all the cottages on it; just waiting for the right quilt to back it with.

  • Rebecca S. says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I don’t tweet.

  • Anne says:

    My first quilt was a small cot quilt in pinks and I was hooked! I make a cot quilt for every new baby in the family (and extended circle of friends!) but I am determined to make some quilts for our home this year!!
    I have just started following some of your boards on pinterest. Thanks!

  • Britta says:

    My first quilt was complete handsewed with fabrics from my stash because there was no patchworkshop near my home. I still have this quilt but of course its not very nice.
    Britta

  • Cathie Dein says:

    Love your fabric range and your quilts. athi

  • Hildy says:

    Your new fabric line is so sweet I need it! Sorry that your dog passed away it’s always hard to lose a pet.

  • Hildy says:

    I follow you on pintrest.

  • Ali says:

    Following your twitter.

  • Ali says:

    Good memories of my wonky (not on purpose) first quilt — gotta start somewhere!

  • Grace says:

    Love you fabrics …

  • tessa says:

    Love the colours in this line! Flora was the first precut I ever purchased 🙂

  • tessa says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  • Julia says:

    I love your new line! It’s so cheery!

  • Julia says:

    I follow you on pinterest. Thanks for the chance!

  • Connie Flora says:

    You are so gifted! I love the pencil quilt on your cover. I can see you sketching it it your super cool notebook now. And I love my forever best friends.

  • Connie Flora says:

    I follow you on Pinterst.

  • Sandy B. says:

    I just love the colors in Pedal Pushers!! Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to enter even tho I don’t do Pinterest or Twitter.

  • Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love your new fabric line- thanks for the chance to win.

  • Allison Evrard says:

    The first thing I ever quilted was a pillow cover. Then I dove right in and made a queen-sized quilt!

  • Martina says:

    Great and fresh quilt! Loove it! My first quilting project was a mystery quilt…

  • Martina says:

    I follow you on pinterest now!

  • Gill says:

    My first quilt was a quillow of house blocks for my mum!

  • Sigi G says:

    I love the bright colors of your Fabric. It just gives my heart a ‘lift’. My first quilt – was made from big granny sized squares. It was made for my oldest daughter’s bed – in pinks.

  • Julierose says:

    My first quilt was a simple one patch of large squares made for my father and hand quilted; it took me a year to hand quilt it in fans. It is a tattered memory to the start of my obsession….hugs, Julierose

  • Marisa Adams says:

    I love what you do with the jelly rolls! Your new line of fabric is beautiful!

  • debra says:

    pedal pushers that just conjured up many pleasant memories of childhood pedal pushers and a pixie haircut the most horrible hair cut in the world. Thanks for the chance to win your new fabric line

  • Linda W. says:

    I have always loved quilts and all things PA “Dutchy” since I grew up and live in PA. My first quilt was a doll quilt I made with my daughter on a snow day home from school. Fun memories of that little quilt and where it has led me in my quilting journey!

  • Béatrice says:

    My first quilt was a bed size sampler hand sewn. Now I work by machine.

  • Béatrice says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  • Southern Gal says:

    My first quilt was a table runner I just finished this year. I’m now working on a pinwheel quilt for my granddaughters’ bed. Thanks for the chance!

  • kay :-) says:

    LOVE the jelly roll ideas!! My first ‘official’ quilt is a sampler done in a class – machine pieced, hand quilted…. but the first ones I love are the ones I did as a young girl for my dolls…. completely by hand with no knowledge, just intuition. Kind of makes me think of how the early quilters began the whole process 🙂 Thank you for hosting the give=away!

  • Toni Anne says:

    So sorry to hear about Rudy. Our sweet collie Sandy is 12 as far as we know she rescued us when she was 5. The last 2 mths have been hard for her at times, we see her slowing down. A few trips to the vet and a couple of RX’s to make her comfortable. I cherish each day with her, she’s the best we’ve ever had, in so many ways. I made her a cat quilt for the winter a few yrs ago, she loves to snuggle under it at night..

  • Susan says:

    I LOVE your new fabric line–my favorite so far!!! My first quilt was a sampler baby quilt that I made for my first son, about to turn 25. I used primary colors of gingham with a white background. I continued to make each of my boys a baby quilt, using those same colors but different patterns. Their baby quilts are still very special to them. Thanks for the chance to win some of your yummy fabric!

  • Dorian says:

    What fun colors in your Petal Pushers line! Your quilts are fun too. My first quilt was a baby quilt, done in big log cabin blocks, for my oldest son. What a disaster that quilt is! LOL, fun to look back on though. Thanks for a fun blog hop and giveaways!

  • VickiT says:

    Great post. So sorry about your dog. That’s so hard to lose a family pet. It’s amazing how empty your house feels afterward. We lost our Ragdoll cat last December and it was extremely hard. It wasn’t until about 4 months later before we decided to get another Ragdoll because it was just too quiet and I missed my buddy because he was with me all day long and followed me everywhere.

    My first quilt technically was a table runner made in a class I took locally. I don’t count that one for a number of reasons although it is a beautiful runner but the class was not run very well and didn’t even teach binding which is kind of an integral part of making a quilt. 🙁 Was not too impressed with the training given as it was a beginner quilting class. But, my second was made with an online quilt along and it turned out just awesome. I love it. It was a challenge for me to keep up, but I forced myself and got it done. I sent it out (hubby and I actually drove over 2 hrs to a quilter I’d ‘met’ online) to be quilted and here it sits in my sewing room taunting me. Why? Because that fear of messing it all up by actually doing the binding. THAT was my biggest reason for taking that local beginner quilting class – to learn binding. And then it was never taught at all so I still have the fear of doing that. Stupid, yes I know.

  • wendy says:

    My first quilt was only a couple of years ago and it was all made on the machine, other than the binding, no way was I attempting to hand piece one! It wa a simple baby quilt made with a charm pack in a lattice setting

  • wendy says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  • Verna says:

    My first quilt was a small Trip Around the World that I hand quilted. It took me 17 years to finish (mostly because the first of our three boys was born shortly after I started). My work has greatly improved since that first project.

  • Amber says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  • Nancy Gilliam says:

    This is going to date me, but my first quilt was a baby quilt made with Laura Ashley fabric and tied with pink yarn.

  • Amber says:

    My first quilt was the log cabin! I read and read the pattern so many
    times trying to get it right! It needs finished, and maybe I’ll return
    to it, and quilt it myself;)!

  • Hayley says:

    My first quilt was a simple patchwork. Very wonky, but I still love it

  • dee says:

    love love love what you did with the jelly roll and the “paint brushes” my fav precut is jelly roll also…I seem to be “collecting” them…..fabric line here is beautiful

  • Kathie L says:

    My first quilt was a Log Cabin, which my mum still uses!

  • Margaret says:

    The colors in your new fabric line do look like sherbet. What a great idea. It gives me some ideas about designing a quilt. 😉

  • Lisa R says:

    My first quilt was a total disaster to say the least. I was 14 or 15 maybe. It was a super large maybe a queen sized whinnie the pooh split rail fence. The book of directions only went to a twin size; I decided I wanted to make it bigger to fit my bed so I doubled it but that made it huge. Everything was fine until I went to flip and tie it. It was all discombobulated and there was all this extra fabric and it was awful. At the time my mom was taking a class to make a Lover’s Knot quilt; in which the traditional one had angled off corners not square. I was like okay I’ll do that so I literally chopped off all the corners as it was all three layers. Then re-sewed the edges and tied it again. It was better but still some extra fabric. But I still have it and have patched it a million times; and I love it.

  • Lisa R says:

    And I started following you on Pinterest!

  • Cathy says:

    There is a little bit of Lauren and Jessi Jung in every room in my house be it a pillow or quilt. Always the coziest and most cheerful spot in the place!! Your colors and designs are just plain yummy ( yes, like sherbet). Keep brightening our world with your amazing creativity.

  • Kandy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway – My first ever quilt was a large (they must have been 5″ +) hexie quilt in chocolate browns and pinks! – My Mum threw it away in one of their house moves, shame as it would have been a laugh to see it again.

  • Sally M says:

    Your line of fabric is gorgeous!! My first quilt was a sampler quilt of 6 squares which I hand quilted. Pretty proud of my work.

  • Kandy says:

    I am following you on Pintrest – my nemesis as tooo many hours pass by in a single visit!

  • Jodi says:

    My first quilt I made was in 2013. A disappearing nine patch using charm packs of Moda ticklish. I absolutely adore your new fabric line. It is on my wish list.

  • Jodi says:

    I follow your Pinterest board

  • Jeanne says:

    Love the colors of your fabric. My first quilt was a pink and blue log cabin quilt.

  • Jeanne says:

    I follow you on Pinterest now.

  • Sally M says:

    Following you on Twitter and Pinterest, can’t wait to see what you post!!

  • Barbara says:

    Love, love your color range. Great for making quilts for my granddaughters.

  • Dee D says:

    I love the fabric- both the colors and the designs. I started my first quilt many years ago (in the early 80’s), then got busy and did not finish it. My first completed quilt was wonderful wall hanging made with 1.5 inch squares that was the shape of the great state of Texas. It is made with fabric showing a lot of my favorite Texas things.

  • Dee D says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. I love seeing all your things.

  • Barbara says:

    Love your color palette. It’s great for making things for my granddaughters. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Sandra Timmons says:

    I love the name Pedal Pushers. It takes you way back when kids were actually wearing pedal pushers. My first quilt was done in a beginner’s quilting class in the 90’s. I still have the quilt. It’s not the best quilt in the world, but it’s mine and was done with a lot of hard work and love. Thank you for being a part of the Moda Love Blog Hop and giving all of us the chance to become Moda winners.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  • Melinda Maier says:

    My first quilt was a baby quilt for my first born 20 years ago. I still remember the headaches it caused me. Stunning new line, it’s on my list of must purchase ASAP!

  • Michele says:

    My first quilt still hasn’t been finished… I hand appliqued designs onto blocks (which weren’t evenly cut) and my mother amazingly sewed it into a top. But it turned out queen sized and now I need to get my aunt-in-law to help me quilt it on her long arm. 🙂

  • TS says:

    My first quilt is quite hideous, but my mom keeps in tucked away to bring out when we need a good laugh 🙂 I LOVE your new fabric line.

  • Lynn S says:

    This fabric line looks so refreshing! I love it and will watch for it in the store. My first quilt was making a coverlet for my 3 year old’s bed…many years ago

  • TS says:

    I am now following you on Pinterest 🙂

  • Michele says:

    I follow you on Pinterest (total addict there!)

  • Courtney shaw says:

    My first quilt was horrible, I still haven’t finished it I started it in school 15 years ago!
    Love the colours in your fabric line so pretty

  • Jenny says:

    I love this line! I just followed you on Pinterest. My first quilt was completed just this past July and it took me a couple months. I started with a HUGE one too and no pattern (what was I thinking) but it came out just as I imagined as long as you don’t look at my seams. It has a large mosaic type heart that changes from red to a center of bright yellow and then outward turns to purple. Hard to describe but I love it and am proud of it.

  • Carole M. says:

    My first quilt was a little sampler wall hanging I made in a learn to quilt class. It is still hanging in our bedroom! The 1st one I made just on my own was a Friendship Star quilt I made for my Mom.

  • Leslie Hassmann says:

    Now following you on Pinterest, can’t wait to check out ALL of your boards, WOW! Thanks for a chance at winning some goodies 🙂

  • Pat D says:

    Love your Pedal Pushers fabric line. I also love patterns that use jelly roll strips. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  • Leslie Hassmann says:

    The first quilt I ever made was for my first born, he is now 22! How fabrics have changed since then. I am so thankful for all the sewing & quilting bloggers who have opened their doors and share ideas for the modern sewist! Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful Moda fabric 🙂

  • Doris Rice says:

    My first quilt was a friendship quilt made in 4-H when I was 13. I still have it 40 years later and it’s till in good shape because I never use it. Love it and reminisce with it often though.

  • Doris Rice says:

    I’m following you on Pinterest and IG.

  • Doris Rice says:

    Oops that should have said I’m following you on twitter and pinterest.

  • Joyce says:

    Beautiful soft colors…love your version. My first quilt ever was a log cabin lap quilt done from a Quilt in a Day workshop…all hand-tied. Not my finest hour, by any means!

  • SusanJ says:

    My first quilt was a group project also, my mom and sister and I made hand pieced tables runners in a class. We also hand quilted them, we still have them although I’m now not wild about my fabric choices. But, it was my first and has a special place in my heart!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • SusanJ says:

    I just followed you on Pinterest!

  • kay says:

    My first quilt was done the old-fashioned way – hand piecing, hand applique, hand quilting. Actually, I never finished the quilting- took WAY too long! So thankful now for machine techniques and precuts!!!

  • Vicky says:

    My first quilt – a simple triple rail in blues and creams. It was perfect until I added an awful pink inside border. Wish I could take that one back!

  • MarthaB says:

    I am following you on Twitter

  • Julee says:

    my first quilt was supposed to be an eight pointed lone star but since I didn’t know anything about drafting a pattern it turned out to be a six pointed star….

  • MarthaB says:

    I love making quilts more than clothes at this point in my life. My first quilt included 9 patches and appliques of my children’s handprints appliqued.

  • grace thorne says:

    my first quilt? the requisite sampler….now loved to death and long gone but i thought it was an heirloom…and i love the wet paint pattern…how cute

  • amy says:

    My first quilt was a Ragg type -signed up for a class at a local quilt shop and I caught the quilting bug!

  • I’m so sorry about loosing your Rudy. I have always had Yorkies. I’ve lost a few through the years. It’s very hard to loose your little friends. I now have a little boy Taylor. Appropriate for a sewer don’t you think ? He’s my best friend ! Lol. I love nothing more than hand sewing with him by my side. My first quilt was an all neutral tan and ivory fan quilt. It came out well , and I was hooked on quilting. ! Thanks for a chance to win. Veronica

  • Ashley says:

    My first quilt isn’t actually quilted yet. I consider it my first, though, because it’s the first top I competed and I worked so hard on it! It’s a sherbet coloured picnic blanket that ended up being stolen by my son for a fort (which is why it never got finished).

  • carol g says:

    my first quilt, made by treadle sewing machine by candlelight in the 70’s………… was a dresden fan for my sweet daughter.

  • Terri M says:

    I absolutely love your new fabric line it is so pretty. My first quilt was from a BH&G magazine when I was in high school I laugh when I think about it wish I still had it though.

  • carol g says:

    I twittered and pinterested! Love your fabric line, the navy with the sherbet colors is awesome!

  • Terri M says:

    I already follow you guys on Pinterest

  • Marilyn S. says:

    I love the colors in your new line of fabrics!
    Thank you for your part in the Moda give away.

  • Tammie says:

    I have started following you on Twitter and Pinterest! Love, Love, Love all of your fabrics!

  • Ashley says:

    I follow on Pinterest! I’m really sorry about your furbaby loss. It’s so hard to lose a pet, because they become just another member of your family. Yours was just the cutest!

  • I love all of the happy and beautiful colors in your prints. They are gorgeous 😉

  • I am following you on pinterest. Great boards 😉

  • Karen Martin says:

    My first quilt was a crazy disaster done before the birth of rotary cutters and mats! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Gina S. says:

    I love the Pencil quilt! Picked up the patter last wk.

  • Tina V says:

    My first quilt was big squares of corduroy and polished cotton hand sewn together and then hand tied. I made it in the ’70’s. It is heavy and very durable. In fact I still have it and use it as a play surface on the floor for kids and grandkid. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Gina S. says:

    Following on Pintrest

  • Tina V says:

    I am following you on Pinterest!

  • Sarah J. says:

    I made my first quilt in my late teens for my soon to be nephew– it was primary colors and white half square triangles. He is now 15 and still has it. I took a long “break” and didn’t make another quilt until late last year– I’m now totally in love and have completed 1 more and have 3 more planned! Llove that Pedal Pusher line– the colors are amazing! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Sarah J. says:

    Following you on Pinterest (sarahj1011)

  • Sue D says:

    I enjoyed your first quilt story. My first quilt is a embroidered wall hanging from a kit.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  • Tracy says:

    My first quilt was a quilt for my oldest daughters crib. 1981. Then I didn’t quilt for many years, I did sew, clothes, toys, bags and other things. Now I’m back to quilting and loving all parts of it.

  • Jacquie says:

    My first quilt was a good old Log Cabin…. two years ago I became intrigued with ‘modern’ quilts & I’ve been playing with more non traditional styles ever since…. still love the traditional patterns….but have moved in a different direction… lets face it I just love playing with fabric & cant find any reason to do it….

  • Jacquie says:

    following you on Pinterest now!!!!

  • Joan says:

    The first quilt I made, that I really liked was your Trellis Quilt with Birds & Berries, just love it.

  • mrsquilt says:

    My first quilt was a baby quilt for my son, blue and yellow squares.

  • mrsquilt says:

    I follow you on pinterest.

  • Carol says:

    Sorry about Rudy. Westies are just the best!

  • Vickie Devore says:

    I seem to give away most of my quilts and it’s been soooo long, don’t remember the first; besides, I just love fabric : )

  • Pam Perkins says:

    Love your new book and fabric line!

  • Pam Perkins says:

    I am following you on Pinterest.

  • Pam Perkins says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  • willa says:

    Oh, dear me, love that paint brush jelly roll quilt!

  • willa says:

    I have pinned you. Now following on Pintrest

  • Lynne Tilley says:

    My First Quilt – I was in a little shop in Fredericksburg TX back in 2008 (at the time it was named “Eidleweiss”) and they had a little corner full of fabrics, and these little packs of “squares”. Well, I didn’t know what they were at the time, but I had to have them! So I bought 2 packs of them, and later learned they were “charm packs” from Moda. I had been sewing since I was 14, but never made a quilt. I made a small quilt from these “squares” and have been quilting ever since. THANKS MODA! You gave me my start!

  • Lynne Tilley says:

    I now follow you on Twitter 🙂

  • Lynne Tilley says:

    I already follow you on Pinterest!

  • Piroska says:

    I love the fabrics! Gorgeous! And of course, your quilts. Just lovely!!

  • Piroska says:

    I follow you on Twitter: pippirose77

  • Tamie says:

    My first quilt was made about 1990 so you can imagine the colors- mossy green, rosey mauve and all in calico. I love it though.

  • Elizabeth White says:

    Love that Moda Love pattern. The pedal pushers fabic to make it would be spectacular. I have already downloaded the pattern.

  • Bethany says:

    I made my first quilt last year!! It was for my dorm room and it turned out pretty good, although now when I look at the binding, it makes me cringe!

  • Bethany says:

    I follow you on twitter and pinterest!

  • tracy_a says:

    I just love the pencil box – what a great cover. Your lines have such lovely colors! We recently moved and I really missed having my first quilt (a quilt in a day log cabin – tied) on the back of the sofa – I was so happy to uncover it!

  • Jennie T. says:

    My first quilt was a double Irish chain, all done in yellow, blue and white. Learned quite a lot about strip piecing and rotary cutting. And I still have it, almost 20 years later!

  • Jennie T. says:

    And I started following some of your boards on Pinterest. Love how you’ve organized things over there.

  • Terri says:

    Love the colors in your Pedal Pushers line! Oh, if only I could redo my first quilt – what a learning experience 20 some years ago. My background way too busy, too much of one color, etc. – but, I still have it as a reminder of how far I’ve come and how much I’ve learned!
    I’m a follower on Pinterest – love your postings.

  • Vicki H says:

    I love Pedal Pushers. When I was young we wore pedal pushers…now capri’s.

  • Amy Wathen says:

    My first quilt(s) were lap quilts for my two boys, back in 2007. Now I am on quilt #13. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Vicki H says:

    I am follow on Pinterest.

  • Sandy M says:

    The first quilt I made was a small wall hanging and I learned ALOT of what NOT to do. lol!
    The second one I made was for my daughter and she still cherishes it to this day (20 years later).

  • CathyK says:

    My first quilt was a rail fence which I made for my yet to be born son. The neighbor across the street worked with me every day because I hadn’t even touched a sewing machine before. She has since passed and I am forever grateful to her for introducing me to this hobby. It has been a Godsend to me.

  • Kiri says:

    My first quilting project was a sampler quilt that I made with a quilt class. It’s not quite finished, actually! The class was supposed to make 4 blocks and do a wall hanging, but I got addicted and created 12 blocks. Then I was inspired to add an appliqué border… And shoved the quilt in my closet. I completed three baby quilts and a table runner before finding the courage to bite the bullet and pull my first quilt out again. The appliqué turned out to be easier than I had feared, and now I’m nearly done hand quilting it. I’m really pleased that I decided to add the border; ironically, it’s now my favorite part!

  • bee says:

    i’m loving the Moda Love pattern and that it comes in various sizes!

  • Sandy K says:

    My first quilt was a log cabin. I sewed the top and my sister hand quilted it.

  • Jean Maumenee says:

    My first quilt was for my grandson. It was fire trucks and dogs and lots of bright colors. He is 10 now, but still loves it.

  • Nicole J says:

    I started quilting when I was young as my mom quilted. I remember doing fusible web projects at my grandmas when we went for holidays. I think my first real quilt was a baby quilt as a gift.

  • Kiri says:

    Oh, and I already follow you on Pinterest from the last Moda blog hop. It made my day when you once repinned one of my quilting pins. 🙂

  • Gracey says:

    Your fabric is so beautiful! And those patterns!! <3 Thank you for the chance!

  • Gracey says:

    Your fabric is so beautiful! And those patterns!! <3 Thank you for the chance! My first quilt was a sampler.

  • Gracey says:

    I now follow on pinterest 🙂 homespunhandmaiden

  • Liz Rehrauer says:

    My first quilts were disappearing nine-patch quilts for my grandgirls. I cut every square and rectangle; it was before I found the shortcut method. Love this blog hop.

  • Linda Kay says:

    My first quilt was a sampler in a quilting class. I was so pleased that it turned out OK and looking like a real quilt. It’s been full steam ahead since then.

  • Ann in NC says:

    Sorry to learn Rudy passed away. Loosing a 4-leg family member is hard. Your new fabrics are terrific! I think my first quilt is still a UFO!!!

  • Melanie D says:

    My first quilt was really scary! I pieced the top and then I had to slice it into 3 large awkward pieces turn them and sew back together!! I was terrified! I actually waited until a retreat and had someone help me. Now it would be no problem.

  • cocoquilts says:

    I love the moda love bloghop! It is so fun to read about each designers loves or first quilts! Also love your quilts and new designs! cheers, colette

  • cocoquilts says:

    I am following you on pinterest! Beautiful boards! Thanks for sharing! cheers, colette

  • susan f says:

    Love the fabric Pedal Pushers and the name. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Anita Thomas says:

    My first quilt was Schnibbles State Fair. LOVE your Pedal Pusher fabric!

  • Anita Thomas says:

    I’m following on Pinterest and Twitter.

  • Deb W says:

    My first quilt was actually embroidered and then hand quilted by my grandmother.
    The stitches are so, so tiny, but we always had to mark what we wanted quilted. I always
    chose fancy quilting.

  • Kristy says:

    I love your new fabric line!

  • Quilting Tangent says:

    First quilt, hand pieced queen sized. I got the top done, waiting to finish the backing (also a hand pieced queen sized quilt). I’ll quilt them together and have a reversible quilt.

  • Anita L says:

    I love the paint quilt! 🙂 My first quilt was a log cabin quilt. My friend’s Mom taught me. We cut the strips with sissors! It was brutal. Before I sewed anything else I took a rotary cutting class. My first quilt also became a dog quilt.

  • Amanda says:

    I am yet to make my first quilt – but with a friend expecting her first baby and my sister expecting her second I have three reasons to make a quilt (Have to make one for my niece, wouldn’t want her feeling left out!!) Pedal Pushers is a beautiful line of fabric, I especially like Floral Chevron Garden Multi and Floral Large Bouquet Aqua!
    acrothers06 (at) googlemail (dot) com

  • Anita L says:

    I am following you on Twitter. (@anitalahay)

  • Amanda says:

    I’m following on Pinterest (amjordy)

  • Anita L says:

    I am following Jessi on Pinterest. (anital2)

  • Linda Webster says:

    What a great name – pedal pushers! The fabrics are wonderful! I love quilting with jelly rolls. You can do so much with them. Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabric.

  • Karen says:

    I love your fabric line. It s bright and cheery.

  • Karen says:

    I am a Pinterest follower.

  • Kristen says:

    Love the colors in your collection!

  • Mary Val says:

    My first quilt was made 1981-1984 – it was Pam Bono’s Transportation quilt. It was published in a magazine, I wrote away someplace to order the pattern. It took 18 months to collect the fabrics, 18 months to make it. I cut up a bunch of my maternity clothing and used the fabric in the quilt blocks. It was machine pieced and appliqued, hand embroidered, and hand quilted. It was the first quilt I ever entered in a show, it got an “honorable mention” at the State Fair that year. Gave it to my son for his 5th birthday, (he is now 35 years old) he used it for 10 years on his bed. I restored the quilt at my son’s request 5 years ago; it now hangs in the bedroom of his new baby girl. I redid all the embroidery, traced fabric pieces from the blocks to make new patterns, cut and hand appliqued new pieces to replace those that were very worn, or torn, or completely disintegrated. It took 6 weeks of daily of hand sewing to restore it, then laundered carefully while holding my breath; it came out beautifully, I was very pleased.

  • Such great colors in your fabric collection. My first quilt was a Sun bonnet sue variation I made when I was about 14 many (ahem) years ago. I sewed ribbons and lace and buttons all over it. I made it for my new adopted cousin.

  • Joanna says:

    I love the name of your collection, Pedal Pushers and think Rudy must have been a sweetheart. I don’t think I remember my very first quilt, but I do have a very early quilt, a log cabin wall hanging, that is hanging in the living room and which I really love.

  • Ferne says:

    My first quilt was made 30 years ago while I was expecting my first son. I recently made him another quilt for his 30th birthday. The most recent quilt was quite a bit larger than that first one, but I hope it will be just as loved.

  • Joanna says:

    I was already a Pinterest follower, but now I follow on twitter as well.

  • Brenda says:

    I love your new fabric. It reminds me of dreamy summer days.

  • Jocelyn says:

    The blog tour has been delightful. I love how your quilt turned out. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  • Kim White says:

    Love your fabric and your book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Brenda says:

    I just followed you on Twitter.

  • Kim White says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  • Rachel Trindle says:

    I made my first quilt over 40 years ago. I was 7 at the time. Shall we just say that I was an unrecognized pioneer in wonky block design?

  • Mindy Peterson says:

    Love the Jelly Roll too! So versatile.

  • Heather M. says:

    My first quilt was made with my grandma.

  • Mindy Peterson says:

    Following you on Pinterest.

  • Courtney Elwell says:

    I love this new line!!!! So cute and the colors are yummy!!!

  • Courtney Elwell says:

    I already follow your Pintrest boards!!! You pin some great stuff!!

  • Linda E says:

    My first “attempt” at making a quilt was when I was in 8th grade. In my home-ec sewing class, I collected scraps from the other girls in my class. I had every type of fabric from thick wide-wale corduroy to thin sheer material that was popular to use for sleeves at that time, and all sorts of colors and designs. I didn’t know about cutting the fabric into uniform pieces so they would all go together nicely. I didn’t know about 1/4 inch seams, I knew nothing whatsoever about quilting. I simply started sewing the pieces together. There were curves in some places, bulges in others – It was the ugliest thing imaginable. I took my “treasure” home to show my mom, certain that she would be proud of me and my new love for sewing. She took one look and exclaimed “What have you done?!?!?!” I explained that I was making a quilt. She tried her best to hold back laughter and just shook her head and said incredulously, “That’s NOT the way to make a quilt!” I was hurt and embarrassed and although I did continue sewing, I never gave another thought to making a quilt until my daughter was ready to leave for college. I had been given a box of my mother-in-laws fabric and sewing supplies when she passed away. There were several quilting magazines included, as well as a LOT of pieces that had already been cut. I decided to try again, and although I still didn’t know anything about quilting, I was able to put together the pieces and made a fairly good looking quilt for my daughter to take with her. She loved the colors, she loved the pattern, but most of all she loves it because it was started by her granny and finished by her mom and it was made especially for her.

  • Sandy R. says:

    My first quilt was made out of double knit..I used a pair of my slacks, blue and white houndstooth check, (Yikes), solid navy and solid white..it was nine patches with sashing. I made it for my oldest daughters, then boyfriend, now husband…that was about 35 years ago and the quilt is still being used. It looks almost as good as when it was made, you just can’t wear out double knit, can you???

  • Clara Chandler says:

    What beautiful colors in the Pedal Pushers fabric–I liked the term “sherberty”! I’ll need to be alert to your new book because my favorite pre-cut is the jelly roll, also. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric. Thanks to Moda and the blog hop. Great way to be introduced to new designers!

  • Sandy R. says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  • Connie F says:

    Love the new fabric line.

  • Delaine says:

    My first actual quilt was a flannel rag quilt that I gave to my friend for Christmas. It was kind of wonky, but she loves it still. Thanks!

  • Sharon Smith says:

    Unfortunately my first quilt is still not done. Have done many since I started that first one. Made mistakes choosing my fabric and skills not so good several years ago. Thanks goodness for the wonderful designers, such as you, and quality fabric available now. Love your fabric line!

  • DebrafromMD says:

    I love the new fabrics.

  • Jo-Anne Cooper says:

    I love the fabric.

  • Susan P says:

    My first quilts were made of flannels for each of my daughters (20 years ago.) Recently, I had to replace one of the bindings on one of them because it had worn completely through. Love your new fabric line. So fresh and beautiful.

  • Gloria B says:

    My first quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day Log Cabin that I made in a class in Cyprus in 1990/1. It took a year and I had to use cardboard templates and scissors as the instructor wouldn’t let me use my bought-in-the-US mat and ruler and rotary cutter!
    I still have it but the cheap polyester wadding has either compressed or migrated through the surface and it is a little thin.

  • Susan P says:

    I followed you on Twitter….@SBKK4

  • Susan P says:

    I followed you on Pinterest.

  • Lynda H says:

    The very first “quilt” I made was a shower curtain – it still hangs today. It is so large that some day I will take it down, cut away the muslin back, and have it quilted up – it was a very intricate pieced pattern and the fabrics I used I still love today. It is fun to be able to see all those hours spent every day.

  • Janice Regier says:

    So terribly sorry about Rudy , He was lovely. Love your fabric designs !
    Thanks !

  • Janice Regier says:

    Following on Pinterest and Twitter 🙂

  • Karen says:

    I had started a few quilts, but never finished them (still have that problem!!)…a new shop opened in a nearby town and had a sample of a log cabin quilt hanging…..decided I could make it and they had used a NEW tool to cut it…a rotary cutter!! I couldn’t afford the rotary cutter and the mat, so I bought the rotary cutter and went home. I got out my metal ruler and a piece of masonite board from my Dad to use instead of the mat…you can figure out what happened with the first cut!! Needless to say, I saved up for the mat and a NEW blade!! I finished my log cabin quilt made with brown and rust calicos!! All these years later I still love quilting!! Love your fabric lines and am so happy you’re part of the Moda team…they’re the best!!

  • LeAnn says:

    My first one that I think was my favorite was a Grandmothers Flower Garden all done by hand. Thanks for the interesting blog.

  • Diana Scott says:

    My first quilt was one that my grandmother started me on. I cut the pieces out with scissors so t wasn’t very straight! I have learned a lot since that quilt about 25 years ago.

  • Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Rudy left some sweet memories. I am really wanting to make one of the pencil quilts. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I already follow you on Pinterest. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • Bonny ~* says:

    We lost our dog 4 years ago and miss her terribly! I am now following you on pinterest…looks like lots to explore!!!!! LOVE the new fabric!!!! ~*

  • Linda says:

    Love the colors and usage in your fabric. I like charm packs and jelly rolls

  • Chiska says:

    I made Quillos for my first quilts for all my brother’s and sisters for Christmas one year. That was the first time I made anything quilt like. By the time I was done (6 of them) I didn’t want to do anything eve again. Now I love the whole process.

  • Chris says:

    I love the colors! It will inspire a lot of quilts.

  • Tina McNamara says:

    My first quilt was a mini flying geese. I entered it in a local quilt show under first quilt catagory and won a ribbon. Can’t remember what place, though.

  • Jessica P. says:

    I just love your fabrics. They are always cheerful. Thanks for providing inspiration for my quilting.

  • Debbie says:

    My heart goes out to you for loosing your baby, I cannot imagine life without mine. I so love your color pallet ,I hope I win this., I have a quilt in mind that would look awesome. My first quilt was a double wedding ring for my husband. Probably not the quilt for a beginner,not took me six months,but I did finish it and 22 years later I still have it.

  • Jessica P. says:

    Following via Twitter.

  • Debbie says:

    I am following you on twitter…..yay!

  • Judith Hogan says:

    I love your new fabric collection, the colours are so beautiful together. Sorry to hear about your sweet dog, Rudy.

  • Allison Sews says:

    My first quilt was made in high school for my grandparents. I used handprints from all 6 of their kids, and all 6 (at the time) grand kids.

  • Mary says:

    Love your new fabric! Beautiful colors! The blog hops are always fun, thanks for the chance to win.

  • Allyson LePenske says:

    I am just a beginner quilter and am in the middle piecing my first quilt top. I’m love your fabrics and am really enjoying reading any and all quilt books. 🙂

  • Penny Derocher says:

    I usually wall quilts as was my first one. My choice of colors have changed over the years. Your new line is so beautiful.

  • Cindi P says:

    My companion and guardian of 14 years also went to the rainbow bridge this year. My sympathies. Thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous fabric!

  • Kris B says:

    My first quilt is hard to say but in the early 70’s when I was in high school I made a batik piece of fabric in an art class and the quilted it. I still have it!

  • Perrine says:

    Thanks for the giveaway ! For my first quilt, I used a charm pack and I simply sew the fabrics together one after another. Only after did I realize I could have used a pattern, even a simple one :).

  • Jayne says:

    I too enjoy working with jelly rolls. My first quilt was a triple rail, I quilted it myself on my home machine!

  • Jen says:

    I am new to quilting! My first quilt was a swoon quilt by Camille!

  • Jayne says:

    I am a follower on pinterest.

  • Lisa Marie says:

    My first quilt was a Christmas Tree wall hanging that I still hang at Christmas after 15 or more years. I bought the pattern without knowing anything about quilting but I had my MIL to guide me when I got stuck.

  • Sally Hurst says:

    My first quilt was a patriotic one made in 1976 for the Bicentennial of the US.

  • Jen says:

    Following on Pinterest!

  • Nancy McFall says:

    My first quilt (1977) was a baby quilt for my first child. It was all out of gingham fabrics with hand appliqued butterflies and hand quilted. Totally unsuitable for the baby boy that was born. I still have it and all the fond memories and dreams about the baby that was coming and what it was going to be like being a mom.

  • Nancy McFall says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  • Shelley Parham says:

    I love the pencil crayon quilt! I actually have a few similar patterns, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Certainly before the end of the year though!

  • Beth Beal says:

    It broke my heart to read about the lost of you Best Boy. 🙂 Our furry children provide us with so much love. My husband was just saying the other night that he loves to come home to our three Best Boys. They make him feel like everything is o.k. after a normally trying day at work. Much love to you.

  • Beth Beal says:

    I also follow you on Twitter as “Thebeasknees” and I follow your Pinterest posts!

  • 4 dogs & 1 quilter says:

    My first quilt was for my new granddaughter, 10 years ago. Didn’t know anything , tried to follow the directions in a magazine but if the pieces didn’t fit I just cut off that part. Still enjoy making quilts for my granddaughter; she would love a quilt made from Petal Pushers.

  • 4 dogs & 1 quilter says:

    I follow you on Pinterest and with AOL Reader.

  • rosa says:

    I’ m enjoying the block tour.I usually buy FQs and charm packs and my first quilt was a sampler quilt with six blocks.

  • Susan Cannon says:

    I love your fabrics for quilting and sewing cloths for my grandchildren and for crafting

  • Marta says:

    I made my first quilt in 2010 from white and green fabrics. I still love and use its …

  • Marta says:

    following you on pinterest

  • Toni Leli says:

    This fabric is lovely and the book looks very interesting!

  • Cecilia says:

    Beautiful fabrics inPetal Pushers! Thank you for sharing your first quilt, I mDe my first quilt completely by hand for my first grandchild. It took 3 months to finish, but my daughter loved it. I fell in love with quilting in 2008 and I haven’t stopped yet.

  • I follow you on Pinterest!

  • I made my very first quilt when I was about 18. I made it for my boyfriend at the time who happens to be my husband. Its the ugliest quilt ever but he still loves it, 15 years later!

  • Kim Medlock says:

    My first attempt at quilting was a pieced panel for a sweatshirt I made my first child about 27 years ago. I love Pedal Pushers and done up in the Wet Paint quilt is adorable. Sorry you lost your mailman alarm, I have one of those too.

  • Laura says:

    Love that Pedal pusher fabric! Looking forward to seeing more on Pinterest.

  • Maryellen says:

    My first quilt was a Quilt in a Day Log Cabin. I still have 2 of the extra blocks, but no longer have the quilt. I’m proud of where I started and what I love to do!

  • Julie B. says:

    My first quilt was a quilt I made for my daughter last year. I made a Moda Bakeshop pinwheel quilt pattern using a 30’s playtime charm pack. I love the vintage fabric look!

  • Maryellen says:

    I follow you via Pinterest and Twitter. Thanks.

  • Kim Medlock says:

    I am following on Pinterest. I like that happy pug captured in your Wet Paint photo.

  • Sarah says:

    Oh, my gosh, your wet paint quilt is awesome… and your new collection, lovely.
    So, so sorry for the loss of Rudy – I remember him from previous posts.
    I never finished the first quilt I began about 35 years ago. I quilted each square, and then could never figure out how to put it together. It was entirely hand done and intricately pieced. I recently gave myself permission to pull it out and use my machine to sew the blocks together, quilt anything that still needs it, bind it, and call it good.

  • Laura says:

    Love your Petal Pushers fabrics, the colors are wonderful!
    My first quilt was the Rail Fence made in a class. It was nice and simply.

  • Margaret Schindler says:

    I think my first quilt was what my mother called a granny quilt. The middle was a big piece of fabric and then borders were added to compliment the center. Just keep adding borders until you get to the size you want.

  • Margaret Schindler says:

    I already follow on Pinterest now on Twitter

  • Kay says:

    I love the soft pretty colours inthis fabric range. Thank you for a great giveaway. Jelly rolls are my favourite precut, they are already cut for perfect scrappy binding. x

  • Kay says:

    I follow on Pinterest. x

  • LINDA says:

    FOLLOW ON PNTEREST

  • Miss Jean says:

    I love your fabric, dog, dog pictures, quilts – everything!

  • LINDA says:

    HI, I made my first quilt for my first granddaughter at about age 40 and have loved quilting since!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Miss Jean says:

    Following you on Pinterst

  • Julie T says:

    I love seeing what you ladies create!

  • Julie B. says:

    I started following you on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Anne Bailey says:

    Love the fabrics designs and the colors.

    I always wanted to learn to quilt. When I was laid off from my job in Aug 2001, I took a ‘Quilted Potholder’ class. I learned the basics in that class. My 1st project was a wall hanging for my niece getting married. Megan and her husband to be Mike were building a log home. It had one large oblong in the middle where I cross-stitched WELCOME and it had smaller square blocks around it. I worked very hard on it as I was a beginner and not very good at measuring and cutting. The wall hangingtuend out pretty good and she displayed it from her mantle. Anne

  • Sylvia Anderson says:

    Love the pedal pusher fabrics, not only because it’s so pretty, but because I from an era when it was the name given to the shortened length pants we wore during the summer months. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  • Sylvia Anderson says:

    I am already a Pinterest follower and love it.

  • Melinda Ringer says:

    Your fabric is beautiful!! The first quilt I ever made was a log cabin quilt!!

  • Melinda Ringer says:

    And, one more thing…..I just started following you on Pinterest!!
    Thanks,
    Melinda

  • Jill Trentacost says:

    I have only been quilting for a little over 2 years. My first quilt was a very simple with squares. I only made it so I could learn how to use my sewing machine and became addicted to quilting!

  • Jill Trentacost says:

    Following on Pinterest 🙂

  • I love all your fabrics! I made my mother a quilt, using a jelly roll, in your Flora fabric line. It was gorgeous!

  • Kelly Wilson says:

    I follow on Twitter & Pinterest. Thanks! notwendy gmail

  • Kelly Wilson says:

    My first quilt is currently used for my kitties on one of their usual perches. They don’t seem to mind the weird binding job I did. : ) Thanks! notwendy gmail

  • Diane W says:

    My first quilt was just awful, but through the years I have become much better. It was a heart applique in country blue and mauve calicos. Telling my age, right? Love your new line.

  • Gwen says:

    Just love the designs and colors, awsome!

  • Diane W says:

    Following on Pinterest. Love Pinterest. I’ll have to go back and check out all of your pins.

  • CJ says:

    Love your new fabric line and your quilt – so pretty! I would say that I really love Layer Cakes! So many possibilities!

  • Joan Nilsen says:

    My first quilt was made from scraps and old dresses when I was a teenager. I tied it with yarn and put it on my bed and loved that I had made something to keep me warm. I have made a lot of quilts since, but that first quilt holds a special place in my heart. It sparked a creative passion that continues to grow.

  • CJ says:

    Following you on Pinterest!

  • Tisha says:

    I like your fabrics and your patterns. They have a high “fun” level… I am selecting fabrics for a medallion quilt I would like to make, and some of your fabrics may work perfectly…

  • Tisha says:

    I am following you on Pinterest. I forgot to mention my first quilt in my first comment. It was an applique project, that I designed. A group of my friends from a woman’s service organization appliqued the different squares and then the quilt was auctioned as a fund raiser. That was a fun project.

  • Karen says:

    My first quilt was for my little girl. It’s pink and girlie and “sherberty” just like your fabric! I need to make another quilt for our new bub, so your new fabric would be just perfect!

  • Alli says:

    My first quilt was a rag quilt — I had ordered a cute quilt kit, but couldn’t wait for it to arrive, so I bought some funky fabric from a local store to make a rag quilt. 😀

  • Patricia says:

    I love pedal pushers and would love to win!

  • Kalynn says:

    My first quilt… well lets just say it is a finished quilt. Love your fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kay Mc says:

    Love, love your new fabric & can’t wait to get some to play with. My first quilt is one that was an embroidered baby quilt that my grandmother gave me & I took it apart when I was about 12 & made it into a doll quilt. I still have it & cherish it because of all the love in it.

  • Debbie Reber says:

    Love the pictures of your dog. So sorry that you lost him, I hope you find another great dog!

  • Jess Anne Cole says:

    Your Pinterest boards are amazing. I am following you but I’m also repinning many of your pins!

  • Lynn M says:

    Following on Pinterest.

  • Lynn M says:

    So sorry to hear about losing your best bud. We lost our golden in January and miss him so much.

  • Jill Karnedy says:

    Love your pencil and paint quilt! Makes me a jellyroll fan

  • Angie says:

    I just saw the pre cuts for this line at my favorite quilt store and can hardly wait for the yardage to get in.

  • Marilyn S says:

    you have made some darling quilts. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  • Marilyn S says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  • Jennifer says:

    I love, love, love the Wet Paint quilt!!

  • Jennifer says:

    I follow you on Pinterest! Thanks for the chance.

  • Karen Thurn says:

    I made my first quilt when I was 16. I sewed many four inch solid blue and white squares together sandwiched with a leg from a nylon stocking for the batting. I wrote a want ad for a magazine asking for cast off nylon hose and received hundreds including some costume jewelry and a proposal (no, I didn’t take it). I sewed the top rows together by hand but the underside of the quilt rows had to be sewn by hand as there was no other way to do it. It was a heavy quilt and the hand stitching broke often making me so mad that about 15 years later, I sold it at a yard sale for a dollar (it was the first item sold that day) and have regretted it every since. I love your pedal pusher collection and would love to win some. I remember when pedal pushers were summer shorts about the length of what we know call capris. kthurn@bektel.com

  • Lana Drum says:

    Love your Sweet and Simple Sewing books and your beautiful colors.

  • Karen says:

    Love the rolling pin quilt! Thanks for the chance.

  • Becky says:

    My first quilt was very basic – I am always in awe of people who make these big, complicated quilts for their first one. Wait, what? Thankfully, I have gotten better, but I laugh every time I see the talent, because I could NEVER had made a quilt like that!

  • Claudia TN says:

    Love Pedal Pushers! Gorgeous colors. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Claudia TN says:

    Following you on Pinterest. Looking forward to looking through all of your quilt pins.

  • Claudia says:

    I made my first quilt for my daughter in the closet so she wouldn’t see it. Fun.

  • Nancy says:

    Your quilt turned out beautiful. My first quilt is self taught…with 5/8″ seam allowance, cuz I didn’t know any better!

  • Nice to meet you again!
    Sorry about your pup.
    Your new colors are great. I love fat quarter bundles, but since I can rarely afford a whole bundle, layer cakes and jelly rolls are great to get a bit of every print in a collection. And they’re both pretty versatile!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Nancy says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  • Beth B says:

    My first quilt was made for my daughter. Then I didn’t make anymore for about 25 years. I haven’t stopped since my second start.

  • Pam Mickey says:

    My first quilt was an Applique miniature. I thought smaller would be easier. I learned a lot.

  • Pam Mickey says:

    My first quilt was an applique miniature. I thought smaller would be easier. I learned a lot!

  • Lorraine says:

    I love the colors in your new Pedal Pushers line! And I love the Wet Paint quilt!

  • Carrie P. says:

    your wet paint quilt is so cute. my first quilt was made up of bow tie blocks.

  • stacey larson says:

    The fabric is beautiful

  • Tiffany says:

    My first quilt was a denim quilt, made from our old jeans. I’m sure glad I stuck it through and discovered the world of quilt blogs!

  • Tiffany says:

    I follow on Pinterest!

  • My mother-in-law inspired me to start quilting. It became a sort of therapy for me after the loss of our oldest son. It’s a wonderful hobby to have, and I really enjoy the times when I get in the groove and sew a lot! My first quilt was a rag quilt, and my first “real” quilt that I made was a Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt for my son. I even top quilted it on my MIL’s Babylock! 🙂

    LOVE your new fabric line…the colors are fun and rich and will be fun to work with. Thank you for sharing for quilting story!

  • Following on Pinterest under this same name.

  • Cara says:

    I made my first quilt in high school and i didn’t really have a pattern and made things up as I went. Nothing lined up and things were very off. I tied it and still use it now. It was supposed to be a twin size and ended up almost king size…

  • Janie says:

    My son still has my first quilt. It is about 15 years old. He still uses it as well. When he told me about that I said he didn’t have to keep it. His response was…keeping it forever Mom, because it is you. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Mary says:

    I love your new fabric – such pretty colors! My first several quilts were log cabin ones. The first one was from instructions from a women’s magazine, then it was the Quilt in a Day craze. Yours is very impressive!

  • Diane says:

    I made my first quilt when I was 18, for a clue of how long age that was the fabric was polyester and the colors were wild. One of the kids toted it off when they left home.

  • Diane says:

    Absolutely love the paint brush quilt! It is just too cute.
    My first quilt about 6 years ago is the Five Easy Pieces pattern. My next oldest sister had just started quilting,
    we’ve always sewn, but not quilted. She brought the pattern to me on butcher paper, copied from the dearest Aunt whom inspired us to “carry on the family legacy” and become quilters. So I had to “borrow” fat quarters from that sister, since I had no stash, and I stacked and cut those very awkward angled pieces, stitched ’em and it came out beautiful. It’s now in my SUV’s backseat as a very special doggie quilt for my two mini Schnauzers.

  • Dorothy says:

    my first quilt was in high school, and I have no idea where/what happened to it. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t anything to be proud it 🙂 I love your wet paint quilt, what a perfect way to use the jelly roll.

  • Dorothy says:

    I follow you on pinterest.

  • carol says:

    Four years ago I made my first quilt was made with a set of jelly roll fabrics from my local quilt shop. I found the pattern on Moda Bake Shop. I have been hooked ever since! I would love to make something from your fabrics! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • carol says:

    I love Pinterest, so I sign up to follow you there! You have some inspiring boards!

  • Rina says:

    My first quilt was a hand pieced, hand quilted king size sampler that I made for my mother in the early 1970’s. She used it everyday until the day she passed away in 2006. I still have it and every time I look at it it reminds me of her.

  • Thunder says:

    Wet paint is wonderful, the best pattern/design I have seen for leaving jelly roll strips long 🙂
    I don’t do pinterest, or twitter.

  • Rina says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  • Carina says:

    I made my first quilt last year, and it was a little blanket for my westie, that she could sleep on. I did not really know how to make pretty corners with the binder, so that looks really bad, so I will probably have to redo it at some point.
    My westie also like to guard our house, and every one who walks onto our patio, get “yelled” at. But she is the best dog you could ask for.

  • Carina says:

    I follow you on Pinterest under the username: chs83

  • Elaine says:

    I think my first quilt was a sailboat quilt. I started sewing very young and never got into quilting until I started working at a quilt shop now I love patchwork of all kinds.

  • Julie B says:

    I like your pencil quilt and pattern.

  • Elaine says:

    My first quilt was a queen size quilt with the bottom rows all flying geese. It’s not finished because the top is about 2″ wider than the bottom (all those geese). I have tried resewing the geese but it only changed the dimensions a small amount. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Julie B says:

    I am following you on Pinterest.

  • Cheryl K says:

    I am now a follower on Pinterest.

  • Cheryl K says:

    So sorry to hear about your best boy, Rudy.

  • Lee says:

    I love your designs – my first quilt was a log cabin block quilt that I made for my mother in law! She still uses it 30 years later!! Thank you!

  • Barbara B says:

    There are several pretty awful first quilts in my collection. One started in my single digits, was made of squares of all of our old clothes. Nothing matched, fabrics or piecing! But, it is still a favorite.

  • Brenda Hulsey says:

    My first quilt was a sampler. The kids have worn out the binding on it now (it’s 35 years old) but it was loved a lot!

  • Brenda Hulsey says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  • My first quilt was a bears paw.Mom quilted it buy hand for me….

  • I left a pin on pinterest..

  • Amanda Kay says:

    My first quilt was four years ago when the awesome ladies at my local quilt shop taught me not only how to quilt but also how to thread a bobbin. It was a simple pattern, but I still love it!

  • Amanda Kay says:

    I follow you on pinterest too.

  • Sue H says:

    My first quilt was an Eleanor Burns quilt because Quilt In a Day was shown on TV at that time. I recently retired it but still love to look at how much I’ve improved. Apparently I didn’t quite understand the 1/4″ seam! Hahaha!

  • Sally says:

    My first quilt was started when I was nine on a summer vacation in Devon England. I made friends with a girl named Kay and her mum was making a hexagon quilt, I must of asked a thousand questions because before I went home she gave me a metal hexagon template and showed me how to piece them. No body in my family sewed so I used travel magazines for the paper shapes and bed sheets for fabrics . I didn’t know how to quilt the top so it remained unfinished. I moved to the USA in 1997 saw an episode of simply quilts and have been happily piecing and finishing quilts ever since . I started a new English paper piecing hexagon quilt last summer and am on the final boarder – lots of great memories. Thanks for prompting so many quilters to take a look back!

  • donna mcbee says:

    my first quilt was for my daughter. it was a nine patch

  • Michele says:

    My names Michele and I’m a fabricholic.

  • Michele says:

    I am following you on Pinterest

  • Michele says:

    I’m following you on Pinterest

  • Jocelyn says:

    I love your use of jelly rolls! My first quilt is still unfinished…started 5 years ago for my granddaughter. I have finished a different quilt since then and have three other unfinished projects in the works!!

  • Tina says:

    Oh wow do I love that color. I think my first quilt was a baby quilt for my son who will be 39 this month. However growing up we always had quilts that were two sheets with batting in between so I learned to tie quilts many years ago. Funny how primitive they look now.

  • Jill says:

    My first quilt was for my son when he was a teenager. Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

  • Linda says:

    Lost my little sweet girl last year and can empathize with the giant hole in your heart. Such joy they bring to us. On a different note- CAN’T wait for PEDAL PUSHERS!!!!! Love this line!!!! Beautiful! I have big plans for a fat quarter bundle and $180 backing!!

  • Linda says:

    I LOVE following you on Pinterest, Jessi!!!! Would follow you on twitter, but I can’t figure that one out (no young daughters:). So, I’ll have to hope I can get lucky with only 2 entries!!

  • Tami says:

    Wow, that is some beautiful fabric you are giving away! I love your patterns using the full jelly roll strip, how creative to think of those. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  • sherry says:

    my first was a rag quilt…i took a class with my then 18 yr old daughter…seen then have gone on to designing and sewing my own designs…just had a look at your new book at my friend’s studio and i love those bees..

  • Lyn says:

    My first quilt was a wall quilt for my older sister…it had pieced hearts on it, and I was so anal about making sure all the points lined up. I’m much more relaxed now… 🙂

  • Lyn says:

    I now follow you on Pinterest!

  • Renee Byrd says:

    I love the wet paint quilt….how colorful and generally wonderful is that? What lovely fabrics too!!!! This is the start of the busy quilting season (as opposed to the summer when I only quilt a few days a week….not every single day like I do now) and I thank you for the chance to win!

  • Naomi says:

    Im still working on my first quilt (and probably will be for a while) but I have other quilts in progress too. My first is a twin(ish) sized EPP quilt that I plan on piecing, quilting and finishing entirely by hand, I love it so far and cant wait until its finished and being used.

  • Laura B says:

    My first quilt was a large blue and pale grey zig zag quilt made from HSTs. I didn’t realize how big I made it, and I am still struggling to quilt it! I have made (start to finish) many others since that first one.

  • kathy peters says:

    Your fabric is very pretty! Love it! My first project was made with some blue fabric and mauve fabric. Remember when mauve was a popular color? I don’t know what possessed me to pick that because I certainly can’t say I’m fond of mauve color on anything let alone some fabric. So live and learn and now I enjoy lots of beautiful color combinations and love putting together a quilt.

  • Claudia Burns says:

    I love jelly roll quilts! My first quilt was made when I was eight from leftover from my clothes. I still have it! All hand done and about 12 x 8.

  • Sarah says:

    The first quilt I made was when I was 18. My grandmother was a quilter, and she made her quilts from 5″ squares of pastel polyester. The year I was 18 she died of cancer, and my cousin and I used her sewing machine to make mini quilts from her squares as a memorial to her.

  • Sarah says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  • kathy peters says:

    I’m following you on Pinterest. Hurray! Lots of beautiful quilts to see!

  • Pam S says:

    Pedal Pushers is absolutely lovely! My first quilt was made out of corduroy scraps – all squares. My dog still like it!

  • Pam S says:

    I’m following you on Twitter. Thanks!

  • Cate says:

    My first quilt was made with precuts, a charm pack and a layer cake. Moda fabric of course. Made with love for my mom.

  • Cate says:

    I am following you on Pinterest.

  • caroline j Rohrer says:

    Moda love quilt on my soon to do list. I learned to quilt by taking a class after I retired in 2009. # weeks into the class I decided to make 3 grandsons each a quilt at the same time. They were thrilled and I finished all 4 quilts by the end of the 6 week class.

  • beth s says:

    The fabric is gorgeous! And, of course, the quilt! My first quilt was a baby quilt made of gingham squares – cut by hand using a square piece of cardboard and then tied together. Pretty different today!

  • caroline j Rohrer says:

    Moda love quilt on my soon to do list.

    I learned to quilt by taking a class after I retired in 2009. 3 weeks into the class I decided to make 3 grandsons each a quilt at the same time. They were thrilled and I finished all 4 quilts by the end of the 6 week class.

  • Debbie W says:

    My first quilt was made with help from my grandmother when I was about six. It was a four patch about 24 inches square with an animal embroidered on two squares. I still have it!

  • Deb F says:

    My first quilt was never finished as the class was hand piecing and I just didn’t enjoy it. It took many, many years before I tried quilting again and the first quilt I completed was a split rail quilt (my color choices were rather dull, but I kept it all these years). Your fabrics are beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win some.

  • Kim G says:

    I really like your new fabric line Pedal Pushers, so lovely to look at! I made and gave as a baby gift what I call my first real quilt because I actually finished it!!

  • Wendy says:

    I remember that Princess and the Pea quilt! It was the first time I used a jelly roll. Would love to make another with the Petal Pushers collection. Thanks!

  • Ginger says:

    Cute fabric line!

  • Jackie Thompson says:

    My first quilts were a matching pair for my twin baby boys.

  • Stacy says:

    I love your fabric!

  • Jackie Thompson says:

    I follow on Pinterest.

  • Stacy says:

    I now follow you on Pinterest

  • Jackie Thompson says:

    I follow on Twitter. Thanks for the chance on this giveaway.

  • DeborahGun says:

    My first quilt was just simple charm squares! A great way to learn 🙂

  • DeborahGun says:

    I follow on Pinterest (debsgun)

  • melissa miller says:

    I already follow you on pinterest.

  • melissa miller says:

    I made my first quilt a year ago. It has granny squares.

  • Jackie says:

    I love your line of fabric, so scrumptious! I also would love to win.thanks for a chance to win!

  • Inger says:

    Love your fabric and it would be great in a vintage quilt! Can’t wait for the book!

  • Janet T says:

    I follow you on pinterest.

  • Susan says:

    I started my first quilt about 20 years ago. It still isn’t done although I’ve made many others since. My first quilt was entirely sewn by hand. I am still working on the hand quilting of the sashes. Once in a while I get it out and work on it – I enjoy the hand quilting. But then I get impatient to see quicker results and go back to a current project on the machine. Some day it will get done.

  • Janet T says:

    The first quilt I remember, and finished, was made during the OJ trial. I think I made a pieced tree skirt first, but it’s still a UFO.

  • Susan says:

    I am now following you on Pinterest.

  • Nita says:

    My first quilt was a course I took at my LQS that I made for my son, who was 10 at the time 🙂 the pattern was called sticks and stones.

  • Nita says:

    I follow through Pinterest 🙂

  • Pamela Miller says:

    My first attempt at quilting was a basket wallhanging. It was hand pieced. I have since discovered that I really prefer machine piecing. Your fabrics are very pretty.

  • Kathy Davis says:

    When I was ten years old in the 1962, I asked all my neighbors for fabric and my mom taught me to hand sew a Nine Patch Block. Mom helped me put all the blocks together and Dad built a quilt frame. The best part is the whole family helped quilt, including my 2 older brothers. Lots of sore fingers later, we had a finished quilt and the best part is that I still have it today. Good memories!!

  • Kathy Davis says:

    I follow on Twitter as @kdavis52.

  • Stephanie Neumann says:

    I am following you on Pinterest. I love your fabrics and my first quilt was actually a baby quilt for a friend’s daughter, who is now in college:) Thanks for the opportunity!

    qltdiva1@fuse.net

  • April Carter says:

    My first quilt was a doll quilt made with one five patch block. My Great-Grandma Irene helped me make it.

  • April Carter says:

    I am a follower on Pinterest.

  • Pauline says:

    My first quilt was for my first grandchild Tess – my daughter picked out parts of two quilt patterns that she liked and asked if I could combine them – and I did – the body of the quilt was a Puss in the Corner block with white and a variety of pastel colours – alternating with a solid white block. The lower border was appliqued with a mama duck on wheels and her ducklings following behind on wheels. The top border had my granddaughters name appliqued in the middle – appliqued small heart either side. I machine quilted diagonally through the Puss in the Corner blocks, and handquilted outlines of teddy bears, ducks, and butterflies (using cookie cutter for shape) in white on the white squares. I made up the binding using strips of all the pastel fabrics used in making the quilt – it looked great. It has been washed about once a week – sometimes in hot water – for about 8 years and it is still holding together.

  • Angelia L. says:

    I am a new quilter and haven’t made my first quilt yet….I have made small projects like a wall hanging, mug rugs and a table topper. Wet Paint is so adorable and Petal Pushers is beautiful! Thank you!

  • Jennifer G. says:

    My first quilt was hand pieced 20 years ago, small table topper using satin fabrics – because I just didn’t know any better – haha! My mother decided she loved it and brings it out and puts in on a table every Christmas (it was tree blocks). Gotta love mothers!

  • Stephanie says:

    The first quilt I ever made was for my older brother . A two color quilt-white and lavender churn dashes-big ones-traced with templates and cut out with scissors. I quilted it myself on my machine. It was a mess! But I was very proud of it. Later I decided to take a beginners class.

  • Wenda says:

    I follow you on Facebook,

  • Pauline says:

    I follow you on Pinterest and have only made a little dent in all the quilts I want to look at on your boards.

  • Wenda says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  • Pam says:

    I made my very first quilt in Jr high or high school. It was made from…….can you believe it…….double knit! All the squares where cut with scissors using a cardboard template. Still have the quilt and it weighs a ton! Thanks for a chance to win these great prizes!

  • Sara Nixon says:

    My first quilt was one made with jewel toned fabrics from Joanne’s. I made it in highschool. I tied it with yarn but didn’t do the knots very well because they have all come out since then! I like to think I’ve come a long way since those days!

  • Kristy says:

    Made my first quilt in a college art class as an independent study. It was applique with birds, and I love it to this day! Would be thrilled to win your giveaway.

  • Karen says:

    I LOVE graph paper too! I’m jealous of your pretty graph paper notebooks:)

  • Janet says:

    Just followed you on Pinterest.

  • Janet says:

    And I want to offer my sincere condolences on your loss. You can’t ever replace them, but you can help fill the hole that left in your world. You’ll never stop missing those who’ve left, but that shouldn’t keep you from opening your home to more furry love.

    Love the new fabric. Thanks for the chance!

  • Janet says:

    And I want to offer my sincere condolences on your loss. You can’t ever replace them, but you can help fill the hole that left in your world. You’ll never stop missing those who’ve left, but that shouldn’t keep you from opening your home to more furry love.

    First quilt – 9 patch – still love it!

    Love the new fabric. Thanks for the chance!

  • Amy Cofer says:

    Your fabric line makes me want to buy yardage to make dresses for both my 3 year old nieces. It’s too cute!

  • Diana says:

    My first quilt was quilted one block at a time and then the back was pieced together. Very interesting, still have it.Love the new fabric, Pedal Pushers
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Karen O says:

    My first quilt was a jelly roll race with a batik jelly roll. I love precuts!

  • Amy Cofer says:

    Following you on Pinterest!

  • Deb says:

    So very, very sorry over the loss of your special pet. Same here this summer…our precious Pepper was with us for 15 1/2 years and we lost her in July. We still look over in “her spot” expecting to see her. So we can feel your pain.

    Lovely fabrics, and i’d love to win! My first quilt was a log cabin i made for my mom.

  • Amy Transue says:

    My first quilt was a log cabin quilt. I took a class and made it in greens, corals, and browns. I tied it, because I was too anxious to use it. lol. That quilt got used so hard, it finally fell apart…probably not pieced very well? After that first quilt, I was hooked.

  • Amy Transue says:

    I am following you on Pinterest now. P.S. Love your new fabric line!

  • darlene macdonald says:

    My very first quilt I made for my MIL. She has a dachshund that was her husband’s so I did a quilt with 9 dogs on it in big blocks and used a tea-stained gorgeous fabric for the background! She almost cried when I gave it to her. I quilted it myself and was so happy to give it to her. She shows it off to everyone who comes to visit and I love that! Thanks for the giveaway and love the Wet Paint quilt that’s awesome! 🙂

  • Karen says:

    My first quilt was made in a free class for those wanting to make quilts for sick children in a local hospital. I had been sewing for many years, but had never considered making a quilt. That was 7 years ago, and I have been quilting ever since! I’m hooked!

  • Lori Morton says:

    Your quilts are gorgeous!! The Wet Paint one is soooo Unique! LOVE it!! Looove the Pedal Pushers line too!

    My first quilt was a Pinwheel Wallhanging for my Daughter.

  • Karen says:

    I am now following you on Ponterest. Love your Pedal Pushers fabric!

  • Lori Morton says:

    I already follow you thru Pinterest too! 🙂

  • Rachel W says:

    My first quilt was for my niece. I’m so proud of that one!

  • Mary Ann says:

    My first quilt was a cheater panel for my first child. I made it envelope style and my son loved it to death. There was the smallest scrap folded up on his closest shelf that I would occasionally find tuck under his pillow through his childhood! He has several much more complicate since then but for me it’s where my love of quilts started! Thanks for the fun opportunity to win fabric!

  • Mary Ann says:

    And I am following you on Pinterest!

  • Corrie Tollett says:

    My first quilt as a tossed nine patch using a layer cake. I took a class and the next day. I woke up and made another one on Mother’s Day

  • Corrie Tollett says:

    I follow you on pinterest. Thank you

  • helen LeBrett says:

    I love, love, love your new line!!! I’ve been drooling over it for awhile now!! 🙂 I’ll be crossing my fingers!! thanks!!

  • helen LeBrett says:

    HeeHee!! I’m already following you on Pinterest: and I was totally flattered when I discovered that you were following me too!! Love your wonderful flowers that are pictured in your book: they’re my favorite!!

  • Terry says:

    I made my first quilt (top) in 1999, after we lost our son in a car accident.
    I never did get it quilted or finished but I decided to wash it and most of the sashing fell off.
    Oh my lol. Hope to be inspired to finish it some day.
    A queen of UFO’s . Thanks.

  • Dana Cargill says:

    Thank you for this giveaway. I love your taste in color & patterns & those are things that inspire me to complete a UFO so I can start something new! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Dana Cargill says:

    I follow all your Pinterest boards.

  • Kristy Wilkinson says:

    What gorgeous fabrics! The quilt is very pretty too. My first real quilt was one I made for our bed. It was a queen sized trip around the world design. I tied it instead of quilting it. I made pillow shams to match. It began a long journey that I have thoroughly enjoyed! My husband helped pick the fabrics for the quilt so I wouldn’t make it too girly! 🙂 He did well. Now I have a quilt that is mostly appliqué on our bed, which I quilted on my domestic machine. He had me design wall hangings to match. That was fun! Thanks for the giveaway- K-

  • Lisa Rogers says:

    I already follow you on Pinterest. You inspire me!

  • Lisa Rogers says:

    My favorite precut has been layer cakes but after seeing your two patterns the wet paint and pencil box patterns I think jelly rolls are now my new favorite. I will be ordering those patterns. What fun quilts.

  • Tori Smith says:

    My first quilt is still not finished 🙂 It’s an english paper pieced hexagon quilt, the hexies are about an inch across and the quilt is going to be big, so it’s a long term project. I am still stitching hexies on the train every day almost 2 years after starting. I have however made several other quilts inbetween, when I need a bit of variety.

  • Anne Johnson says:

    My first quilt was for my husband in honor of his Navy retirement. It was a friendship star signature quilt made prior to his retirement so all his shipmates could autograph with best wishes or memories to enjoy for a lifetime. The second quilt was also for my husband; it was a t-shirt quilt made from his brown working t-shirts worn under his camouflage uniforms with the sashing made from a combination of his desserts and his woodlands uniforms. Then I decided I really should LEARN how to quilt!!!!

  • Anne Johnson says:

    Guess I’m not very techy. I really don’t know how to follow twitter and have never followed pintrest. And only know about half of what I’m doing here on Facebook. I’d rather be quilting 🙂

  • Betty Woodlee says:

    I made my first quilt when I was 13 which equates to 56 years ago. However, I didn’t make my second quilt until about 10 years ago. Now quilting is my favorite thing to do.

  • Betty Woodlee says:

    I’m following you on FB.

  • Kristy says:

    My first quilt was an I-spy for my kiddos and it is still very loved! 🙂 Thanks for the chance! Love your beautiful fabrics and the fun, fun patterns your book offers! 🙂

  • Kristy says:

    Following both Twitter and Pinterest! 🙂 Thanks again!

  • Sarah F says:

    My first quilt was also adopted by a much loved and now sadly departed pet, my dear old tabby cat, Boo Boo The Brave. It was economy blocks with sashing and a border and was a terrible mixture of cottons, poly-cottons and finishing fabrics as I lived in England and there was no choice. But my husband still still says it is one of his favourites. One of my current cats, Coco, now claims it as hers.

  • Nerida says:

    New follower on twitter

  • Nerida says:

    Loving the pencil quilt on front of your book.

  • patty says:

    My first quilt was a scrappy thousand pyramid quilt. No, I did not have any scraps so I would buy 1/8 yards pieces. It took me 6 years to finish this quilt and I hand quilted it!

  • Kelly Campbell says:

    I absolutely LOVE your fabric designs. I have made so many quilts out of your fabric, it isn’t funny. You are an awesome designer. Oh and I think jelly rolls are the best precut too. I can’t walk past them without feeling them and usually buying them.

  • Kelly Campbell says:

    I follow you on pinterest.

  • Michelle W says:

    LOL! When I first saw your wet paint quilt up there I thought they were rolling pins, “how cute!”…still very cute as paintbrushes. 🙂

  • Michelle W says:

    I also follow your boards on pinterest! Thank you!

  • Faye says:

    My first quilt was a flannel rag quilt that I made last summer. I enjoyed that so much that I started making pieced quilts. Pedal pushers line is so pretty!

  • Faye says:

    I follow you on Twitter & Pinterest. Thanks for the chance!

  • Katrina says:

    I made my first quilt with my grandma when I was about 13. It was a really special bonding time for us. It got eaten by a guniea pig eventually, so I no longer have it which breaks my heart now that my grandma is gone. I feel like quilting is something so special to the people who do it. It’s never just a casual thing. Quilting really is all about love, and that’s really special.

  • Katrina says:

    I also did follow on twitter as @1hdblog

  • Christine Cole says:

    I’m so sorry about your sweet Rudy, I love my Westie babies and they too have a special place to view the world. Thanks for the giveaway of your beautiful fabrics.

  • Judy C in NC says:

    I have loved your fabric and patterns for a long time. I am presently doing smaller quilts and find the layer cake very compatible for the process. However, after seeing your jelly-roll quilts, I am really considering what I can do with the jelly rolls I have in stash. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to work with more of your fabric and oh how I love Pedal Pushers. Very generous of you. Husband and I do not participate on Facebook or Pinterest, so this will be my only entry and thank you for still allowing email entries. Judy C in NC

  • Christine Cole says:

    Just followed on Pinterest.

  • Judy C in NC says:

    Oh, I forgot – I absolutely loved seeing pictures of your Rudy – what a charmer he was and to think he is now over The Rainbow Bridge with my Casey (2014) and Brady (2012) playing happily and with no health problems. We sure do love our furry children. Judy C in NC

  • Janet says:

    Oh, Pedal Pushers, that brings back so many memories. Love the fabric. I can’t wait to piece my own version of Moda Love. I chose to follow you on Pintrest as I do not twitter.

  • Margaret says:

    So sorry about your puppy. I know that loss
    Love all your work and color are fabulous.. I love the new cuts, especially the layer cakes. so much to choose from..
    Thanks, Maggey

  • Judy Maggio says:

    The first quilt I designed was a crayon quilt I made in 1985 for my daughter. She loved it …and we still have it. I started making smaller projects in 1978.

  • Emily says:

    I love that Wet Paint quilt – what a cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • marcella says:

    Love your quilt – following directions turned out something pretty fabulous 🙂 My first quilt wasn’t nearly as pretty as yours. It was made from a book of old upholstery samples. It is ugly and heavy and tied with unattractive green yarn. It’s horrible but I love it because it was my first sewing attempt ever.

  • RxQuilter says:

    My first quilt was made in a quilting class back in 1993…all in Debbie Mumm prints with fluffy polyester batting…how times have changed!

  • RxQuilter says:

    Found you and following you on Pinterest!