you for joining me here today! Sherri Noel, of Rebecca Mae Designs, has a new
book release called Text It! I’m happy to be celebrating this event here with
you by sharing my version of her Hustle Pillow pattern. Sherri encouraged us to
have fun with the text and switch it up with our own flare.
The first step
was the hardest…Sherri generously shared her book with us (it’s filled with
quilting eye candy!) – How do I choose which pattern to make for the blog hop?!?
Eeny meeny miny moe –
Hustle Pillow it is!
what text will I use? I want it to be inspiring and I want it to work with the
fabric. This fabric makes me feel creative – that’s it, “Create every day!”
That’s absolutely what needs to be said, read and put into action. A shout out
of a great big thank you to Paintbrush Studio Fabrics for sponsoring the fabric
that I used in this project: Abstract Collage, designed by Ampersand Studios. It
is so fun to work with and will be released to fabric shops very soon!
played with several different layouts for the x pieces, (the kisses, xoxox)
taking a picture of each one along the way. My daughter played around with them
as well. This is the one we liked the best – creative fun with a splash of balance
in the mix.
the letters with fusible web, I started positioning them on the fabric. Sherri
gives the info that is needed for measuring the distance from the top and bottom,
so the words can be positioned rather quickly. I also got to try out my new Precision
Fusing Mat – eesy breezy! I’m so pleased with the quality and ease of using this
(note: the grid underneath is a different ironing mat – the pressing mat does
NOT have grid marks, but it is clear for using with layouts).
Yay, the top is
complete and now to play with the backing and binding. I love this part – the
home stretch. And it was at this point that I decided what had been planned to
be made into a pillow was now going to be a wall hanging. I want to see this
daily in my longarm studio and have a happy reminder to play and create every
And Voila! Thank you,
Sherri, for creating a beautiful book and a fun blog hop!
Giveaways – YES, 3 GIVEAWAYS!!!
Martingale Publishing has generously offered a copy of
the book for me to give away (U.S. only).
Studio Fabrics has
provided a beautiful selection of Painters Palette Solid fat quarters (U.S.
Aurifil is giving away two spools of
thread (worldwide shipping available).
To Enter, follow steps 1-3 below (on Instagram)
Join me on Instagram by following my account @bearpaw_stitchdesign
2. Give a “like” on my Instagram for today’s Text It! Blog Hop post (3/14/2019)
And add a fun or clever comment on that instagram post of what
text you would put on a pillow or quilt.
Winners will be selected by random drawings on March 18th, 5pm EST. I’ll
contact you through Instagram DM.
you live in Canada, Joanne has a giveaway for the book from her blog, Quilts by
prize: Sherri Noel has a final giveaway bundle available by commenting on each
of her Blog Hop posts.
Blog Hop Participants
– there are giveaways at every stop along the way (love it!)
MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY
JANE MORGAN –MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES
LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS
MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt
PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS
PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER
MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS
MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK
COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM
DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC
HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING
MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt
SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN
MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT
KANE – PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS
MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging
NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS
MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt
EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS
BARGE – STITCHINGFARMGIRL
PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS
MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW
HARRIS – QUILTSBYJOANNE
DUDEK – ELMSTREETQUILTS
KNOWLTON – ABRIGHTCORNER
STARLEY – UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER
PIETERS – STITCHINATHOME
MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging
FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY
BOCK – SEWINGWITHKATIE
BLANCA – RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES
MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW
BANDEN BOSCH – MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK
WILLOW OLSON – BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG <
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SAMPSON – AURIBUZZ
MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT
WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA
HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS
KRISEL LYNCH –CHERYLLYNCHQUILTS
MARCH 16 – WRAP UP
NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS
You can buy a signed copy directly
from Sherri, or find an unsigned copy at Amazon, Martingale, Fat Quarter Shop, or many other
retailers. I visit as many quilt shops as I can when I travel and just last
week I was happy to find Sherri’s book at Tiger Lily Quilt Co. in Utica, NY –
quick stop off of I-90. Fantastic!