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Hank & Clementine Blog Hop

My Hank & Clementine fabric is shipping to stores now! I was lucky enough to work with some amazing makers who have whipped up beautiful projects featuring the prints from the line. The blog hop starts today so follow along!

Day 1
SewSophieLynn -and- Crafting in the Rain -and- Phat Quarters

Day 2
Thread & Grain -and- Handmade Boy

Day 3
Phat Quarters -and- GYCT Designs

Day 4
Mamma Sew Savvy -and- Lulu & Celeste -and- Sprouting Jube Jube

Day 5
Pattern Revolution -and- Sewing With Sarah  -and- Phat Quarters
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Batiks Go Retro Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 2 of the Batiks Gone Retro Blog Hop! This hop features the Batiks Gone Retro line by Tamarinis for Island Batik. Tammy Silvers, the quilter and designer behind Tamarinis, created this collection of whimsical, mid-century inspired prints in beautiful blues, teals, oranges and purples. Umm, you had me at mid-century! I especially like the starburst print:

You can click here to see the entire line.

I made my project as a table topper. This design comes from my pattern, Exclamation, which I think is a perfect fit with the angular vibe and burst effect.

Exclamation uses the Creative Grids 30-Degree Triangle Ruler that I designed. It’s a fun ruler that allows you to easily cut and piece 30-degree triangles in a wide variety of patterns. Look for Batiks Gone Retro, Exclamation and the 30-Degree Triangle Ruler at your local quilt shop.


I’m looking forward to seeing all of the Batiks Gone Retro projects during this blog hop. We are also giving away a lot of prizes! Enter via the Rafflecopter to win great prizes, including an Exclamation pattern from me, fabric, thread and more from several of the designers in the blog hop. Good Luck!

Click here to enter by midnight on September 21st.

The entire Batiks Gone Retro Blog Hop schedule is below. Be sure to visit them all!:

Sept 11th: Island Batik, Aurifil Thread and

Sept 12th: Susan Emory Swirly Girls Designs

Sept 13th: Toni Smith Quiltoni

Sept 14th: Terri Sontra Purple Moose Designs

Sept 15th: Kris Poor  Poor House Quilt Design

Sept 16th: Tammy Silvers Tamarinis

Sept 17th: Libby Williamson

Sept 18th: Sandra Johnson  Sandra Johnson Designs

Sept 19th: Linda Pearl One Quilting Cirlce

Sept 20th: Kate Colleran  Seams Like a Dream

Sept 21st: Jo Hillstead Fat Quarter Gypsy

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Fiesta de Azucar Block #8

I admit, I wasn’t sure that sugar skulls were my thing… After being asked to design a block for the Fiesta de Azucar Blog Hop, I really got into it and I’ve had a blast making the blocks! If you aren’t familiar with it, Fiesta de Azucar means “sugar party” and a sugar skull block, designed by an industry designer, debuted each week for nine weeks this summer.

The Fiesta de Azucar Blog Hop is sponsored by Island Batik and Aurifil Thread.  I used the gorgeous rainbow of batiks provided by Island Batik for the applique and 12 wt. thread from Aurifil for the embellishment. This project is also perfect for my new ultra-sheer, printable fusible web, Barely There.

Here is my block, Sewn Up!

I’ve been making the blocks each week. Here are my other blocks:

Block #1 designed Terri Sontra at Purple Moose Designs:

Block #2, designed by Joanne Hillestad at The Fat Quarter Gypsy:

Block #3, designed by Vicki Hansen, Cranberry Pie Designs:

Block #4, designed by Cheryl Sleboda, Muppin:

Block #5, designed by Penni Domikis, Cabin In The Woods Quilters:

Block # 6, designed by Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis:

And Block #7, designed by Kate Colleran, Seams Like A Dream Quilt Designs:

There is still one more block to come from Trish Frankland at Persimon Dreams. Also, setting options will be available September 2nd and September 9th. Join the Fiesta de Azucar 2107 Group on Facebook for all of the details and to see more finished blocks.

Although the blog hop is almost over, it’s not too late to jump in a make the blocks! The instructions for each block are $3.00 each in downloadable format. You can find all of the blocks at Craftsy by searching Fiesta de Azucar. Click here to jump directly to my block. My block is also available in my store here.

Thank you to Terry at Purple Moose Designs and Tammy at Tamarinis for organizing this fun sew along and to Island Batik and Aurifil for sponsoring!

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Hello Blog Hop Starts Today!

My new fabric line, Hello, made a fantastic debut at Quilt Market in May and is now shipping to stores worldwide. Hello is loosely based on a ransom note idea with letters that can be cut out to form words. There are 21 prints in the line, including telephones, scissors, typography and blenders. See the entire Hello line at Michael Miller Fabrics.

Here are some shots of my Market booth:

I fused and pre-cut letters from the Cut It Out print so shop owners could post messages on their social media. It was a lot of fun!

Also new at market is my Hello designer thread collection with Aurifil. I love these colors so much! The collection contains [12] 50wt. spools.

Here is a picture from months ago when I was selecting colors with my fabric strike-offs.
My favorite new project using Hello is my new Happy Place pattern. This quilt was designed as a skill builder with several techniques and it is fun to make!

And some more pics…

To provide you with some more inspiration I have asked some of my fav bloggers to make a project to share. For the next week you will find two posts a day using Hello. Be sure to follow along today and next week. Several blogs will have giveaways and I will be giving away prizes each day on my Facebook page, including patterns, a fat quarter bundle of Hello and a Hello designer thread collection!

 Blog Hop Schedule:
Monday, July 17th: Aurifil and The Fat Quarter Gypsy
Tuesday, July 18th: Seams Like a Dream and Tamarinis
Wednesday, July 19th: My Go Go Life and Unspooled
Thursday, July 20th: Geta’s Quilting Studio and Pieces of Me
FREEBIE ALERT!! Want to make this quilt and have a good time quilting 24/7?
Here is the pattern: For A Good Time Pattern

Want more Freebies? Comment on this blog post and share my Hello Blog Hop Facebook posts for additional chances to win!

Get ready to express yourself with “Hello” by Susan Emory for Michael Miller Fabrics. This vivid fabric line includes a full alphabet, plus numbers, symbols and other fun prints to bring out your inner typography nerd and personalize any project. Have fun!!

Coming Up:

Watch for the Ransom Note Mini Quilt Swap!
Registration begins next week on Instagram. Follow @quiltswapparty for details.
Follow me @swirlygirlsdesign