Blog Hop Starts Tuesday, Sept. 1st!

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Hi all!  Jaftex is celebrating their 85th anniversary the WHOLE month of September.  Each day they will have a featured blogger who will be giving out a 20 piece fat quarter bundle to one lucky winner.  My day is September 12th.  There will be other prizes included, that will be picked in October, to include a sewing machine for the grand prize winner along with bigger and more fabric bundles to the runners up.  So, make sure you stop by the following blogs on his or her designated day and leave a comment for a chance to win!  Links to their blogs are included below.  Good luck!

September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Design
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster Designs
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

 

Take 5 Fat Quarters

This book review is for all of those quilters who collect Fat Quarters and other Pre-Cuts.  “Take 5 Fat Quarters” is written by Kathy Brown.  Gather up your scraps and get ready to “roll” your rotary cutters.

Martingale - Take 5 Fat Quarters (Print version + eBook bundle)

The above quilt on the book cover is a larger quilt using 2 sets of 5 fat quarters plus background fabric, so don’t be afraid that all the quilts in this book are small.  Also included in this book are detailed instructions on quilt making for the newer quilter, so this would be a good book for a newbie or a gift to a newbie quilter.

Martingale - Take 5 Fat Quarters (Print version + eBook bundle)

This next quilt would make a great starter quilt for a newbie, but I’m not a newbie quilter and I love it for its simplicity and cheerful colors.

Martingale - Take 5 Fat Quarters (Print version + eBook bundle)

Here’s a table runner that looks like it has log cabin blocks, but the author shows you a time-saving short-cut for creating this look.

Martingale - Take 5 Fat Quarters (Print version + eBook bundle)

Another simple design…

Martingale - Take 5 Fat Quarters (Print version + eBook bundle)

But, I think this next one is my favorite. Given the name of the quilt pattern (T-Ball), I believe it’s supposed to look like T-shirts but my imagination says it also looks like kimonos.  Either way, it’s cute.

Martingale - Take 5 Fat Quarters (Print version + eBook bundle)

The patterns in this book use 5 fat quarters for quick and easy quilts, but many of them can also be made with Jelly Roll strips, so it’s a pretty handy book to have.  You can find out more about this book at Martingale’s website.