When Dorie was looking for bloggers for the blog hop, I jumped at the chance. I ordered the book and as soon as it came was inspired in new ways to quilt. I love free motion quilting, especially when there are very few starts and stops involved. Dorie does a great job guiding you through the process of each design and makes it easy to follow. I had a quilt top which I completed at a sewing retreat 3 years ago (embarrassing…I’m sure none of ya’ll have any of those) and still needed to be quilted.
I’m glad that I hadn’t quilted it yet, because it was the perfect quilt to practice new designs on from the Making Connections book. The quilt itself is rather busy so I decided to try one of the more simple designs in the book (connecting curves with petals) and I absolutely love how it turned out. What do ya’ll think?
Thank you Dorie and C&T Publishing for allowing me to be part of this blog hop!
C&T Publishing is giving ya’ll a chance to win a copy of this book. If you want a chance to win a copy of this fun/inspiring book leave a comment below telling me if you quilt on a longarm or domestic machine.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on this book, Dorie has signed copies on her website www.forever-quilting.com
Be sure to check out all of the posts in this fun blog hop. Schedule and links below!
BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
Friday September 1st C&T Publishing Blog: http://www.ctpub.com/blog/ IG:ctpublishing
Monday September 4th Holly Anne Knight Blog: https://www.stringandstory.com/ IG: stringandstory Susan Arnold Blog: www.quiltfabrication.com IG: quiltfabrication
Tuesday September 5th Becca Fenstermaker Blog: www.prettypiney.com IG: prettypiney
Teri Lucas Blog: www.generationqmagazine.com IG: genqmag
Wednesday September 6th Sherry Shish Blog: https://poweredbyquilting.com IG: poweredbyquilting Pam Morgan Blog: www.mysweetlittlestitches.com IG: sweetlittlestitches
Thursday September 7th Katy S Blog: http://www.katyquilts.netIG: katyquilts
Laura Piland Blog: http://www.sliceofpiquilts.comIG: sliceofpiquilts
Friday September 8th Suzy Webster Blog: https://websterquilt.blogspot.comIG: websterquilt
Bernie Kringel Blog: https://needleandfoot.comIG: needleandfoot
Monday September 11th Jamie Mueller Blog: www.sunflower-quilts.com IG: sunflower_quilt
Nancy Scott Blog: http://masterpiecequilting.blogspot.com IG: masterpiecequilting
Tuesday September 12th Sherri Noel Blog: www.rebeccamaedesigns.com IG: rebeccamaedesigns Anorina Morris Blog: www.sameliasmum.com IG: sameliasmum
Wednesday September 13th Yvonne Fuchs Blog: https://quiltingjetgirl.comIG: quiltingjetgirl
Barbie Mills Blog: https://thequiltingmill.blogspot.comIG: thequiltingmill
Thursday September 14th Afton Warrick Blog: http://www.quiltingmod.com IG: quiltingmod
Kathy Bruckman Blog: https://kathyskwiltsandmore.blogspot.com IG: kathyskwiltsandmore
Friday September 15th Susan Arnold Blog: www.quiltfabrication.com IG: quiltfabrication
Dorie Hruska Blog: http://www.forever-quilting.com/blog IG: foreverquilting
Thanks for stopping by our blog and hope everyone has a great week!
9/11/2017 08:58:43 am
Wonderful that you had a quilt top to play with. It turned out so well.
9/11/2017 10:04:38 am
I quilt on my domestic Pfaff. And yes, I have a bunch of quilt tops waiting to be quilted. Is that embarrassing or is it an indicator of how productive I've been? It's all in how you spin it.
9/11/2017 10:41:09 am
I quilt on a domestic machine. I keep it very simple, but would like to learn new ways to quilt that would make it easy and pretty. Your quilt turned out great, the quilting fits the quilt.
9/11/2017 11:34:45 am
I quilt on my domestic machine. I have quilt similar to yours that needs quilting, I like the design you choose.
9/11/2017 11:36:12 am
I use my domestic sewing machine. I haven't done any large quilts yet.
9/11/2017 11:40:13 am
I quilt on a sit down longarm
9/11/2017 12:17:07 pm
I quilt on domestic machines.
9/11/2017 04:05:13 pm
I DIY on my domestic machine...lots of great ideas coming out of Dories book!
9/11/2017 05:54:10 pm
Please enter my name to win the book. I quilt on my domestic machine.
9/11/2017 09:25:14 pm
I do my own quilting on my domestic machine. I don't even know where I'd go if I wanted to hire a long-armer! I'm guessing I'd have to pack it up in a box and mail it far away. So far, I've been able to get 'er done myself!
9/11/2017 09:35:34 pm
9/11/2017 11:10:15 pm
Love the quilt - I think the design you picked was great! I quilt on a domestic machine!
9/12/2017 12:24:03 am
I quilt on my domestic machine.
9/12/2017 07:18:14 am
I just got a longarm a few months ago.
9/12/2017 10:19:33 am
I quilt on a domestic. Would love a longarm but many things get in the way; like $$, space, getting the tops done....
9/12/2017 12:35:22 pm
I quilt on a longarm and sometimes my sit down mid arm
9/12/2017 02:35:33 pm
I would ❤️ To get my hands on this book. I am a longarmer. Great book!!
9/16/2017 05:17:37 pm
Linda, you're the winner, please email me Jamie@sunflower-quilts.com with your contact info (full name, address, email) so c&T knows where to send your book!
9/12/2017 05:50:01 pm
I have several 3 plus year old tops waiting on me.
9/12/2017 07:18:47 pm
Domestic machine -- mostly with a walking foot
9/12/2017 10:31:10 pm
I use a domestic machine to fmq small quilts and rent time on a longarm at my local quilt shop for larger ones. When I fly south for the winter, my quilting group in my village has a longarm, Gammill, that I can use.
9/12/2017 11:17:10 pm
I quilt on a longarm, and LOVE the idea of minimal starts and stops!
9/13/2017 01:22:51 am
I love the way you quilted your top! That DS backing is just perfect!
9/13/2017 09:45:07 am
9/14/2017 10:49:39 am
I use my domestic sewing machine and have actually done a 102 x102" quilt successfully.
9/14/2017 12:51:20 pm
I use a domestic machine but would love to get my hands on a longarm if only I had to room
9/14/2017 05:56:42 pm
I use a domestic machine. I like the design you picked for your quilt!
9/14/2017 07:16:54 pm
I quilt on my domestic machine. Thanks!
9/15/2017 12:54:25 pm
Domestic but I could use help.
9/15/2017 01:16:16 pm
I quilt on a longarm machine, but I'm always looking for new techniques and design ideas.
9/15/2017 02:34:29 pm
I quilt on my domestic machine and love it!
1/9/2021 09:24:03 pm
Hi great reading youur blog
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