Text It! Blog Hop and Giveaway

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!

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