Friday, March 7, 2014

#4 Safari Moon Blog Hop





I have virtually met so many wonderful people since starting to quilt a few years ago. One of those special people is Frances Newcombe. We have never met in person, but have chatted online, with texts and on the phone a few times!! She has such a passion for design and wants to create fabrics that will inspire!! And wow what a line she created !!!
I was so excited when Frances asked me to be a part of her Safari Moon Blog Hop.
To be given free rain to just have fun and make some projects to show off her great fabric was freeing and just a little frightening...lol
Thanks Frances and all the other ladies in the Blog Hop, it is a privileged to be in such great company!!! I am having a blast!

For everyone stopping by to hopefully be inspired, read to the end of the post, because I was able to find another great give away!! 

Also don't forget to leave a comment at Frances Blog everyday telling her what you enjoyed the most from that days post, to be entered into the Blog Hops grand prize draw for a
 Safari Moon FQ Bundle.
 Draw to be held at the end of the Hop.

Host Frances Newcombe Designer with Art Gallery Fabrics  Belly Buttons Boutique http://bellybuttonsboutique.blogspot.com


Monday February 24  Faith Jones  Fresh Lemons Quilts  http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com

Tuesday February 25    Lindsay Conner    Lindsaysews/ Craft buds  http://www.craftbuds.com

Wednesday February 26   Sarah Lawson  Sew Sweetness  http://www.sewsweetness.com

Thursday February 27  Cristy Fincher   Cristy Creates  http://www.cristycreates.blogspot.com

Friday February 28   Amy Smart  Diary of a Quilter  http://www.diaryofaquilter.com

Monday March  Lee Heinrich Freshly Pieced http://www.freshlypieced.com

Tuesday March  4  Teri Harlan Sew Fantastic http://sew-fantastic.blogspot.com

Wednesday March  5  Jane Davidson Quilt Jane http://quiltjane.blogspot.com

Thursday March  6  Lynne Goldsworthy Lily's Quilts  http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com

Friday March  7  Sandy Whitelaw  Upstairs Hobby Room http://upstairshobbyroom.blogspot.com (me)

Monday March 10  Katy Jones  Imagingermonkey http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.com

Tuesday March 11  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Quilts  http://bumblebeansinc.com

Wednesday March 12  Megan Bohr Canoeridgecreations  http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

  Here's what I came up with:

Cup Cozy

Pattern can be found here. There are 3 different options, all cute!!


Purse Pouch: 

Original pattern designed by Terry Atkinson.  Pattern can be found here.



Super Sized Shoo Fly 

Super Size pattern designed by Malka Dubrawsky of A Stitch in Dye. 
You can find a tutorial for this quilt at Sew Mama Sew!
These are 3' blocks!!! I made my quilt with 9 blocks and it measures approximately 102" square!! (which makes it tricky to get good pics, especially when the weather won't cooperate!!)







A mini with
And the Sew Together Bag

I was so excited when I saw an IG friend post the picture of her Sew Together Bag. I had been looking for a multiple pouched bag!! I immediately found and purchased the pattern, and was not disappointed!! Fantastic!! And doesn't it look fantastic with the Safari Moon fabrics!!







So here's the fantastic give away!! So excited....Michelle of SewDemented is sponoring a free 
 for one lucky winner!!!!! 

So follow the directions below to enter here for the pattern give away, but don't forget to leave a comment over on France's Blog for the grand prize give away.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop in and check out how I used my selection of the Safari Moon line!! I really appreciate everyone's feed back and support (I read every comment!!) but because of the  volume of comments I receive during blog hops, I can't always reply to everyone, but will answer any questions that may be asked.


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61 comments:

  1. I LOVE that giant quilt! Such great projects Sandy. Would like to try the quilt or the bag!

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  2. Great projects! GIANT quilt blocks--wonderful idea when you want to showcase such pretty fabric.

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  3. Wow!! Amazing job! All of your creations are beautifully done!

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  4. I love all of your projects! The purse is really great with all of those zipped pockets. I would love to make a new spring purse in that pattern.

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  5. Cute purse. Love the fabrics. Love the big quilt.

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  6. I love the idea of the Super Sized Shoo Fly block, and I absolutely love the Sew Together Bag. I would make both if I won. Thanks!

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  7. I would like to make a throw quilt and pillows for the guest bedroom.

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  8. I think I would have to make bags and pouches and purses, I love those colours!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  9. I've just started sewing and have already developed extreme fabric envy :) I've noticed on Instagram this quilted cargo duffle that would be an excellent project with these - later down the line, of course!

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  10. I love the sewtogetherbag but first need to try inserting zips one at a time. The super large shoo really showcases this lush fabric

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  11. Love your projects! Would be awesome to win the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  12. Great projects - I'd love to make a giant shoo fly quilt!

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  13. A giant shoo fly is the perfect way to showcase these really fun prints! That bag is fabulous! but I might be a little intimidated with all those zippers!

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  14. I keep seeing this Sew Together bag all over the internet and it looks fabulous with Safari Moon! I may just have to pair those two myself.

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  15. would love to try something new

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  16. I would want to make that quilt! It is fabulous. And I really need a Sew Together Bag!
    Thanks for the chance.

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  17. I would definitely make the Sew Together bag. Love it as well as the Safari Moon fabrics.

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  19. If I won that bundle I would have to make a quilt with big blocks, similar to yours...or else make one that looks like the back of yours - it is just amazing!!! Also, I've had my eye on that Sew Together pattern for.like.ever. It's time I made one!

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  20. Sandy, I can't thank you enough for making all these fantastic projects. They are all so wonderful and the quilt is spectacular, I can't believe all the work you did and the straight line quilting!!! Anyhow thank you so much for making this Blog hop a blast and for being my dear friend and teaching me about blogging along the way! I am so happy I met you and look forward to a wonderful friendship along the way! xo and lots of love! Couldn't wait till your day!!!!

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  21. Id love to try a quilt with this line.

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  22. Wow, thank you for sharing so many cool projects! I would make a quilt, probably for my nephew. He loves Zebras.

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  23. Just loved the cup cozies! I'll be making a dozen or so for the gals at retreat - perfect surprise gift to leave on their machines after a marathon session of quilting until the wee hours of the morning - just to get up and do it all over again.

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  24. I'd make a HST quilt with some solids that coordinate with the Safari Moon prints.

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  25. I have been dying to make something with a lone star pattern and I think it would look great with this fabric

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  26. You sure have been busy. Love the quilt and that little bag is adorable!

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    1. Oops forgot to add, I have been wanting to make a swoon quilt, so maybe I would use the grand prize for that if I won.

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  27. If I should be lucky enough to win I would make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift. One of my sisters would be thrilled with it, I'm sure!

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  28. We until I saw your Sew Together Bag I was planning to make a quilt but now I will have to make both! How do you manage to sew so much, I am impressed!

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  29. Love the cup cozy. I might have to take up drinking coffee again!

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  30. I love the this mutliple pouch bag and have been eyeing the pattern for quite some time! And would love to make one with this line of fabrics

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  31. I love the colors, the prize would go toward a quilt for my niece.

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  32. HI, I'd just love to make a large shopping tote!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Ancobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  33. My daughter wants a floor pillow for her room and the colors work perfectly. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  34. I finally remembered to come to your blog and see everything you made for the blog hop! SOOO awesome! I definitely want to make that Shoo Fly quilt, and the Sew Together Bag! I'm actually heading over to Craftsy to buy the pattern now!

    As always, fantastic job! That fabric is gorgeous, and your work is too!

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  35. Great projects and oversized blocks make for quick quilts.. I love them.

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  36. Yeah for more patterns and making more stuff! Cute things in your pics. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Wow! 3' blocks - that is huge and wonderful. I love the quilt! Great job.

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  38. I Love a lot of the quilts and projects but that multi section bag really speaks to me. I need that in my purse to keep organized!
    Barb@Witsend

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  39. I would love to make a quilt! veeveebug@aol.com

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  40. I am into all things bag and pouches, but would also want to try and sew quilts.

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  41. I would love to make either a bag pattern I have, or a skirt for my daughter (who wants to live in dresses)

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  42. I would like to make a quilt with big blocks to show off the fabrics. Your bag is quite a masterpiece!

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  43. I think I would attempt to make your bag. It is stunning. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. I would make a quilt, but I would save some for that multiple pouch! Thanks so much for mentioning that! I had seen it once, and then lost the link to it and couldn't remember where I'd seen it. Oh boy. I have to buy that one for sure, unless I get luck and WIN IT!

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  45. It would have to be awesome to showcase the amazing fabric. Perhaps an equilateral triangle quilt. There is a really good mix of colours and saturated prints / low volume that I think it would look great.

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  46. I love bags & pouches with lots of pockets, this one is great! I can see my English paper piecing being very at home in there. The possible fabric combinations are mind boggling! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. Love the multi section pouch, I think I need one!

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  48. that giant shoo fly is amazing! I really love the multi-pouch bag and that would be first on my list of makes if I had some Safari Moon

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  49. Its so beautiful!! I nned to make this bag

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  50. Large block quilt to show off all the fabrics is what I would make

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  51. My niece loves zebras so I would make her a quilt to show off these beautiful fabrics, especially the zebra print.

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  52. I'd make a churn dash quilt, it's one of my favourite blocks

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  53. Would have to be a large block to show off the busy pattern!

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  54. It looks great in the Sew Together Bag, so that!

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  55. I love the bag with all the compartments, just thinking about what I could put into each one. Yummy

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  56. Beautiful fabrics! First, I'd make a baby quilt. Then a tote bag, if there's enough fabric leftover from the quilt, even if only enough for accenting the bag. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  57. I'd love to make a table runner with this!

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  58. It sounds very interesting!
    i like the post very much keep it up
    Yah this blog is making a dfference. I love it.
    Buy AC online

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