Friday, August 8, 2014

Emma's Garden Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hey everyone! I am really excited today because my blog is kicking off the Blog Hop for Patty Sloniger's newest fabric collection for Michael Miller Fabrics, Emma's Garden. The collection is starting to ship out to store, so it won't be long before you can get your hands on yardage of these beauties.

I was so happy to get to make a few things to go in Patty's booth at Spring quilt market. The first thing was this super simple, but super gorgeous patchwork baby quilt with rounded corners (tutorial to follow).

 My fantastic sister drove down from College Station to help me take pictures :) we had an awesome day!


I also made a dress for Patty's booth. What I love most about her line is how versatile it is. You can just as easily make something adorable for your little girl, and something sophisticated and grown up for you. 
This is my sophisticated face :P

 And this is my hey don't forget to show that it has super awesome pockets face. 

Patty asked me to give y'all a little tutorial for how to make the patchwork quilt and I was super excited to stitch up another one in the Blush colorway. The first quilt was made with the Violet colorway. BTW stay tuned for after the tute for the giveaway (or just scroll done and check it out lol)

So here we go! 
You're going to need 7-9 FQ to make a 40x40" quilt. I picked these fabrics from the Blush colorway on Patty's collection.

Take your fat quarters, and cut them into 4.5" wide strips. Not all FQ are created equal , so there isn't an exact number to strips that you'll end up with. 

Then you'll cut your strips into 4.5x4.5" squares. You'll need at least 100 because our layout is 10 by 10. I always like to have extras so I can switch out blocks that don't seem quite right. 

Next, layout your squares on your design board, or in my case, design floor. Once you have a layout you're happy with, take a picture. You never know when an interested toddler is going to come by and "help" with the layout :) 

Then piece your rows together. I am a huge fan of chain piecing! It makes everything go so much faster. Press your seams as desired. I like to press mine in alternating directions so when I join the rows they butt against each other and I can match the seams really well.

After all your chain piecing, feeding your husband, and putting the baby to bed.... You end up with one super awesome quilt top that came together in a flash. I plan on quilting mine diagonally through the squares, but I have got to get a couple things off the assembly line before I do. 

One last thing for if you want rounded corners. After you quilt everything and before binding, take a bowl (any size you want) and line it up on the edges of each corner. The quilt under the bowl should make a tangent from the side. Then either rotary cut from there, or draw a line and cut with scissors. 
And that is basically it! If something didn't make sense, let me know and I will try and clear it up. Now for the fun part :) The giveaway!!! 

Patty is generously giving away a Fat Eighth bundle of the Blush Colorway

** All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me your favorite flower or plant. **


And don't miss out on all the other talented lovelies participating in the Blog Hop: (they each have a giveaway too!)
8/7 - Michael Miller's website www.makingitfun.blogspot.com
8/8 - Hilary - youngtexanmama
8/9 - Karri - karriofberries
8/10 - Felice - sewscatterbrained
8/11 - Sally - sallysangelworks
8/12 - Liz - www.fatchickquilts
8/13 - Julia - starsandsunshine
8/14 - Jacey - jaceycraft.blogspot
8/15 - Sophie of C'est LaVie - lescrapdesoph
8/16 - Pam - pamquiltaholic
8/17 - Patty beckandlundy

Hope you'll join us, and don't forget to pop back to Patty's blog on the last day for a Grand Finale giveaway!





59 comments:

  1. I love your quilt - especially the corners! I've never done rounded corners, can you still bind it with straight cut binding or do you need to use bias cut??
    I love sweet peas - I'm picking them every day at the moment!

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  2. I like Gerber Daisies. Last year I had beautiful orange ones. Not for long though, as the deer thought they were delicious.

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  3. Beautiful quilt! I love sunflowers! carolann427@aol.com

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  4. My favorite flowers are tulips.

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  5. I love rosebushes, even though they are high maintenance.

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  6. For the fat eighth of emmas garden. Favorite plant today is tomato!

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  7. My favorite flower is the rose.

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  8. Gerbera daisies. Love the patchwork quilt. Your instructions make it sound easy.

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  9. That dress looks great on you. Great job!
    My favorite plant is Basil.

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  10. Fantastic dress!! Gerbera daisy's are my favorite :)

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  11. Hydrangeas are my favorite! My wedding bouquet was filled with purple ones :-)

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  12. I have a lot of favorites in my garden...currently flowering is my Ironweed Veronica.

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  13. Awesome give away! My favorite flowers are petunias - especially neon pink wave petunias. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  14. Beautiful fabric! My favorite flowers are gerbera daisies

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  15. My favorite flower is a hydrangea. Thanks for the chance at pretty fabric. And thanks for the Tutorial. :)

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  16. HELLO, MY FAVORITE FLOWER IS THE SWEET PEA!
    THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+TOUR+GIVEAWAY!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  17. I love lilies! Have tons I my garden, but I still need more. I wish they grew year round, but no chance of that here in MA.

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  18. I love so many flowers! I believe that I would have to say irises. They're so pretty and smell so good!

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  19. Pretty quilt and dress! Thank you for the great tutorial and for the giveaway. I can't wait to see the other projects on the blog hop.

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  20. Oops! I forgot to say that my favorite flower is a gardenia.

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  21. A very pretty dress and quilt! Thank for the giveaway chance. I love freesias for their scent and color.

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  22. you have made such pretty things :) My favourite flower is the Frangipani.

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  23. I love daffodils because they are so cheery! Thanks for the chance!

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  24. love these!! the quilt is so cute and that dress! wow:) amazing!which apttern did you use?

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  25. My favorite outside Flower is a Sunflower and inside flower is an Orchid. Love the quilt!

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  26. I LOVE iris'! And I also love chocolate mint.

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  27. Favourite flower or plant - tough question! I love roses, magnolias and gardenias

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  28. My favorite flower is star gazer lily.

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  29. You're so adorable in that dress!! My favorite flower is the Passion flower. They grew like crazy on the fence at my grandparents house and as a kid I was fascinated by them (and thought they looked a bit like a carousel).

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  30. My favorite flower is a peony - sad that they don't last long in the late spring.

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  31. my fave plant, flower is the night blooming cereus my mom gave me in 1989.

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  32. My favorite flower has to be Daisies...simple & fun...loooove em! :)

    You did Awesome job on Quilt & Dress!! & thanks for tutorial for quilt!!
    Ohio Hugs!! :)

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  33. beautiful quilt! i'm glad i found your blog through the sewvivor contest. my first job years and years ago was at a flower shop, so i have many favs but most fav is a sunflower.

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  34. One of my favorite flowers are peonys! I love all of the colors they have and daffodils are beautiful too! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love your quilt!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  35. My favorite flower is the Gerber Daisy.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  36. I love your dress so much, and pockets!!! I think this collection is just gorgeous, loved it as soon as I saw someone post it to instagram from spring market :) and the rounded corners make the quilt so cute, perfect for a kidlet to drag around and cuddle.

    My favourite plant would definitely be foxgloves, though I have to say bluebonnets are beautiful and I never knew they existed till I moved to Texas.

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  37. Lilac is one of my favorite flowers. Pretty quilts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  38. I love your quilts and the dress is so beautiful. Great job with great fabrics.
    I love Emma's Garden soooo much....

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  39. If you see multliple comments, please delete. I never saw any of them posted so thought I had something wrong.....

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  40. My favorite flowers are Dahlia, I named my oldest after them!

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  41. Your quilt and dress are just gorgeous!
    My favourite flower is a daisy.

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  42. One of my favorite flowers is a peony.

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  43. Oh your dress is so pretty! My favourite flowers are Queen Anne's Lace and lavender. I love wildflowers!

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  44. Hi Hilary! I love Birds of Paradise. And I think your dress is absolutely gorgeous! So is the quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Love your dress! You look gorgeous!

    My fav flower is the daisy. They're such a friendly flower:)

    Gina

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  46. My favorite flowers are lilacs -- I love how they smell. sarah@forrussia.org

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  47. I love Morning Glories. I found them amazing when I was little. That flowers could sleep.

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  48. Love the simplicity and sunflowers are at the top of my list.

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  49. I love peonies! And you in that dress. :)

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  50. Great quilt, but I really love the dress. I have lots of favourite flowers depending on the time of year, at the moment it is sunflowers s they are such happy flowers. x

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  51. Lupine. And Queen Anne's Lace (though that's technically a weed).

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  52. Such a beautiful collection of fabrics! I love your quilts and that dress..wow! My favourite plant is Hydrangea - I love the colours it blooms!

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  53. favorite plant . . .hmmm . . . do blackberries count? i LOVE your dress! it's so cute on you, and the colors are fantastic. love the rounded corners on the quilt, too!

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  54. Lilies. And Lilacs. And garlic. lol I love plants, don't mind me. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. I love roses !!!

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  56. Poppies AND Peonies! :D Love your quilt!

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  57. Barbara--my favorite flower is the dahlia. I just love the dress with pockets!!!

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  58. I love Dahlias!!! So many pretty colors! The collection is so refreshing..colors are great!

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