Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's My day on the I Love Precut Quilts Blog Hop

I think this is my 3rd book review blog hop
and I have enjoyed everyone of them!

There is something so exciting and fun about being one of the first people to see a new quilting book. To know that another like minded creator has poured time, energy and love into turning their design inspirations into a project(s) for us to make and enjoy too, is just exciting to me!


This is Trish's 3rd book and her first in the modern quilting genre!
You can read more about Trish over on her blog, Quilt With A View

I don't know about your, but when I first look at a quilt book, I skim through the pictures to see what catches my eye.....
Would I want to make a project or two or more....because that's the most important reason to buy a new book...then I look to see if the instructions are clear and simple, with enough illustrations for this very visual learner.....
Trish's book checked off all of my list....

I was intrigued by this book's title too...I have over the years, as I am sure a lot of you have, accumulated a number of precuts in all the different forms....mostly charm packs, because they are a great and affordable way to buy every design in a new fabric line that I've just fell in love with. 
But, then I end up hoarding them...so I had quite a stack to choose from....
And you know me,  I just had to take the opportunity to use some and try out one of Trish's patterns to show you on this blog hop.....

It took me a few minutes to narrow my list down to just one.....which when I think back, I probably spent almost as much time deciding on which project and which charms, as it took to sew the whole quilt top!!
To say this quit top came together quickly is not exaggerated.....
and don't we all need to have a few patterns in our back pocket to bring out 
when we are in a time crunch situation!! Well this is one of them.

But don't think you have to have precuts to buy this book....
You can use your yardage too, and just cut to size...may take a few minutes longer, but no ones counting!

This was my charm pack choice: so sweet and cute...
perfect for a Nana floor quilt for my new grand baby, Ava!!

You remember how I said you don't have to use precuts if you don't want to.....
a lovely online friend(Lorraine), sent me this bundle of loveliness to make a floor quilt for Ava...
And being as we only have hardwood floors, doubling up the floor quilt will be happening....so this is going to become another I love Precut Quilts...with yardage, 😉 







After washing....doesn't it just have an antique quilt feel to it!!!



And here's the second quilt made with 14 FQ and yardage.....so technically I did use a precut, just not the one the pattern called for, lol.... but you'll forgive me when you see how totally adorable this version turned out!!!


Ginger Hearts digital pantograph


.....and there is nothing better than a quilt with a baby on it....especially when that sweet baby is my first grandchild!!! My heart is full.


She loves it Lorraine she is so drawn to the bright colours!!!



That's just the first quilt in this book of 16 fast and fun projects!!!

The next one I might try......

Paper Lanters

or

Ups and Downs

Which ever I choose I know this book will be brought out again and again!!!

AND 
Just a reminder.... As a bonus, I reached out to my blog sponsors.....

 Discounts on PreCuts if you need or want to add to your stash!!!

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Now it's your chance to have a copy of your own.....

Remember this giveaway is open to everyone, and based out of the US.
International winners will receive an electronic copy of the book.

Here is the Schedule again so you can continue on your 
I Love Precut Quilts Blog Hop Journey

MONDAY, JAN 30 

C&T Publishing (Tricia will be the guest blogger on C&T's blog to kick off the Blog Hop) 

TUESDAY, JAN 31

Mark Lipinski
Julie Cefalu from The Crafty Quilter 
Bea Lee from Beaquilter

WEDNESDAY, FEB 1 

 Sandy Whitelaw (You are Here)
Camelot Fabrics
Cheryl Parker from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting


THURSDAY, FEB 2

Joy Lamphere from Am I Shouting Yet?
Bernie Kringel from Needle and Foot

Generation Q Magazine

FRIDAY, FEB 3

Tricia Maloney from Quilt With a View 




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80 comments:

Lynne Tilley said...

I have to say 5-inch charms because that was what got me started on my very first quilt.

Anne D said...

It alternates between jelly rolls and layer cakes depending on the patterns I am looking at.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy J said...

Oh Sandy, what a gift from your friend, and the floor quilt from those delightful, girly fabrics. One for her at home, and one at your home, perfect. Grandmotherhood is the ultimate graduation of all.

Anita said...

My favorite pre-cut is fat quarters.

Anita said...

I follow your blog.

Little Quiltsong said...

So cute!! I still love Fat Quarter Cuts best!

Little Quiltsong said...

I follow you through Bloglovin!

Lisa Marie said...

I love fat quarters, but the prices of the big bundles often drive me to buy layer cakes instead. The 10 inch pieces are big enough to give me options for what I want to make.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

Julie said...

Fat quarters

Liz F said...

Fat quarters because I don't have to deal with all the lint that comes with the pinked edges of the other precuts.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute quilts! I'd thought about using that pattern, but, I don't have any charm packs, and wanted to use precuts for mine (at least for the blog hop). Enjoy your new granddaughter!

works4me said...

What wonderful quilts you made. Amazing the impact different fabrics make.
I sue fat quarters as I feel they give me more options, and leftovers. :)

Cathy Calloway said...

I work a lot with fat quarters. Fun to sample lots of fabrics in small bites. Looks like a fun book thanks for the giveaway

Deborah said...

I love jelly rolls, and fat quarters...I have way too many of both and not enough time to sew!

VA said...

I use charm packs the most. Looks like a great book. Quilts with babies on them are the best!

Linda said...

Love the Charm Packs for my Baby Charity Quilts! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

Follow you via gmail+blog lovin'!
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rosemaryschild said...

Your baby quilt is just too sweet! Love fat quarters-this cut goes a long way! Thank you, Susan

Kathy E. said...

Call me Jealous as I see your first grandbaby playing on her new quilt! Lorraine is a pure joy, I'm sure! My favorite is a good quality fat quarter with so many options to cutting it up...or just fondling!

Jackie Norwood said...

I have used jelly rolls alot....but also like charms and layer cakes.

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Fat quarters and jelly rolls are my go to precuts.

Bec said...

I think charm packs are, but I use a lot of fat quarters, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I use FQs most often because I love the scrappy look, but I do have some charms and a jelly roll that I want to use in something.

Unknown said...

I follow you by email. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I love charm packs :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

tunyosmond at yahoo dot ca

Susan L. said...

Such a sweet quilt! I am addicted to charm packs!

Susan L. said...

I follow by e-mail & on Facebook.

Pine Point Cathy said...

Love layer cakes as you can get a nice size lap quilt without having to supplement too much.
basaran.family@rogers.com

Pine Point Cathy said...

I follow by email. basaran.family@rogers.com Thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

I follow by email and others. I like FQs because I like to prewash my fabric and FQs give a bit of wiggle room for projects.

anna brown said...

I like fatquater s and charm squares. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

anna brown said...

I like fatquater s and charm squares. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

Rosa said...

So stunning quilt and the background make the prints catch my eye and also the quilting is awesome,love,love.
I usually buy fat quarter or charm packs.

Rosa said...

I follow you via gmail.Thanks for the fun!

Liz Horgan said...

I have some jelly rolls, layer cakes and fat quarters, but I hate to open and use them! This book would get me started!
I love Ava's quilt!

JANET said...

Fat quarters are what I buy most of. I do have a couple jelly rolls, and charm squares that I do not know what to do with them. FQs are easy to cut up into many sizes.

JANET said...

I follow on FB, bloglovin, and newsletter.

KimB said...

I love jelly rolls and fat quarters the most however I collect most precuts 😁

KimB said...

I follow you on Facebook and will look for you on Instagram

Audrey said...

I really like layer cakes. They can quickly and easily be made into charm packs and mini charms, Sometimes layer cakes are enough fabric for a jelly roll quilt depending on the length of the strips needed.

Stitchin At Home said...

I prefer FQ's and I have more than enough to prove it.

Rina Mason said...

Love your quilt with the darker fabric. It really makes the other fabrics pop. I ay have to steal that idea for a quilt I need to make for a baby boy. I love fat quarters.

Linda said...

Both quilts are beautiful! I love layer cakes and jelly rolls!

Linda said...

I follow you on Facebook Instagram, and by email!

Donna W said...

I love fat quarters!

Donna W said...

I follow via email.

Vicki H said...

I buy fq's most often and a few charms.

Vicki H said...

I have been following with bloglovin.

Cecilia said...

I like fat quarters the most, but I do buy most of the other precuts, too.

Cecilia said...

I follow via email.

Paula said...

I love 30s fabrics and this might just be on my bucket list., since I already have 2 charm packs of 30s Playthings. Charm packs are my current favorite.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is jelly rolls! The two and a half inch strips are so fun to work with!
Mary K
mary57k at yahoo dot com

JoyceLM said...

My favorite precut is the fat quarter - though I also have lots of charm squares. Love the quilts you made from the book. Thanks

momhulk said...

Charms and jelly rolls!

GranChris said...

Jelly rolls are my favorites

Béa said...

I follow by email.

Béa said...

I love all sort of precut depend's pattern. Your baby quilt is wonderful.

Christel Janz said...

Charm Squares are my favorite.

Karen said...

Charm squares are great. This pattern would be perfect for an I Spy quilt.

Tina Jeo said...

I like layer cakes. Very versatile. Thanks! tljeo at yahoo dot com

beaquilter said...

cute quilts! did you really quilt that on your domestic machine? you did a great job it looks like long arm quilting

JustCallMeElle said...

My go-to pre-cuts are 2 1/2" strips, which of late, i have made into small folios that I've sold to raise money for our Relay for Life team.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilts and quilting! I like fat quarters the best!

tac73 said...

I like the versatility of fat quarters.

Jocelyn said...

I mostly use charm packs. I've not really worked with other pre-cuts.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I like the amount I get in a fat quarter bundle. I have lots of fabric to make multiples of the same piece for appliques or large enough for a larger applique http://quiltlovefordomesticfelicity.blogspot.com/
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Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I follow you with Bloglovin!http://quiltlovefordomesticfelicity.blogspot.com/
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Susan said...

I love to use my jelly rolls for my bindings. Perfect width.

Grandma said...

I like fat quarters
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Judi Duncan said...

Fat Quarters.....which lead to fat quarter bundles!

Bec said...

My very favorite precuts are fat quarters. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bec said...

I follow you on facebook. :)

Linda Williamson said...

I love to use fat quarters and buy bundles if I like the entire collection. This book looks great.

Linda Williamson said...

I follow you on Bloglovin

Lee said...

I do love 5 inch charms! thank you!

Stitches said...

I like jelly rolls and all the rest of them!!!

Sewgirl said...

I like charm packs the best..large selection of fabric, small enough to work something up quickly!

Jayne said...

I like to use fat quarters or jelly rolls

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I think charm squares and jelly rolls are my favourites. This looks like a great book.