Thank 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!
Next, 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!
I 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.
After creating 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 day.
And Voila! Thank you, Sherri, for creating a beautiful book and a fun blog hop!
Giveaways – YES, 3 GIVEAWAYS!!!
1. Martingale Publishing has generously offered a copy of the book for me to give away (U.S. only).
2. Paintbrush Studio Fabrics has provided a beautiful selection of Painters Palette Solid fat quarters (U.S. only)
3. Aurifil is giving away two spools of thread (worldwide shipping available).
To Enter, follow steps 1-3 below (on Instagram)
1. 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)
3. And add a fun or clever comment on that instagram post of what text you would put on a pillow or quilt.
*Three Winners will be selected by random drawings on March 18th, 5pm EST. I’ll contact you through Instagram DM.
If you live in Canada, Joanne has a giveaway for the book from her blog, Quilts by Joanne.
Grand 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!)
MONDAY MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY
PAMELA JANE MORGAN –MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES
SHARON LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS
TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt
LAURA PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS
LEANNE PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER
KATIE MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS
WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK
KATE COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM
CHERYL DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC
DORIE HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING
THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt
JEN SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN
TARA MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT
LYNN KANE – PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS
FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging
ELLEN AULT –HANDMADE3D
SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS
MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt
DEANNE EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS
RAEWYN BARGE – STITCHINGFARMGIRL
SUSAN PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS
TUESDAY MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW
JOANNE HARRIS – QUILTSBYJOANNE
PATTY DUDEK – ELMSTREETQUILTS
ANDY KNOWLTON – ABRIGHTCORNER
SANDRA STARLEY – UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER
CINDY PIETERS – STITCHINATHOME
WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging
BECCA FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY
KATIE BOCK – SEWINGWITHKATIE
ALLA BLANCA – RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES
THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW
TERRI BANDEN BOSCH – MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK
WILLOW OLSON – BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG < < < you are here < < <
ERIN SAMPSON – AURIBUZZ
FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT
LAUREN WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA
SANDRA HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS
CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH –CHERYLLYNCHQUILTS
SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP
SHERRI 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!