Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop tour for Marie Bostwick’s latest book Ties that Bind. I hope you enjoyed visting yesterday’s guests. Be sure to visit all the guests and leave comments on each site. We all have books to give away to our readers. I’m giving away two copies, so visit the Day 1 post and leave a comment there.
Here’s the complete schedule:
Tuesday, April 24
Wednesday, April 25
Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28
Marie is also sponsoring this week’s Wall Hangings quilt contest. Submit your quilt by Thursday at midnight EDT to enter.
Baby Quilts from Today’s Guests
In Ties that Bind Philippa decides she’d like to learn how to quilt and signs up for a baby quilt class. I asked our guest bloggers to share a baby quilt they’ve made with us.
Jennifer – SewHooked
Because I learned to quilt by volunteering for a blanket making-charity, The Linus Connection, I started with baby quilts and have made many over the years, so thinking about a special baby quilt took an extra bit of thinking! When I think back to the baby quilt that stands out in my memory the most, it is the quilt that my group of sewing friends made for our friend Catherine.
My friends and I live in the Austin, Texas area. Catherine is from Australia. I met her online many years ago through a Harry Potter craft group. She and I became fast friends and online quilting buddies, and eventually, she flew to Austin to visit. My sewing circle adopted her immediately and now she’s friends to us all. When her first child was born, we all worked together to make a quilt for her.
Catherine is an Engineer and used to work on construction sites. With that in mind, we created a construction-themed quilt using a pattern from a book one of our sewing circle had. Each of us made blocks, and we finished the quilt top at our group’s annual quilt retreat. We each took on jobs of quilting, stitching the binding and making the label. It was a real group effort and meant a lot to us to be able to do this special thing for our friend on the other side of the world!
Erin – One Piece at a Time
When I first started quilting I had several friends and family members who were having babies. I found this pattern in Quiltmaker and I pretty much made it 4 or 5 times. By the time my son came along it just seemed unfair for him not to have one too so I made this one. I guess you can see that my obsession with applique started pretty early. Can you believe that quilt is HAND QUILTED!
Patterns for the Book
Deb Tucker from Studio 180 Designs created this adorable Hide and Seek Baby Quilt to go with the Ties that Bind book. The pattern will be available soon as a free download to those who are registered reading friends at Marie’s web site. You can register now, as there are three other patterns already available for you to download.
Also, Deb created a second pattern to go with the book. This one is Garden Dance and will be available soon. If you are interested in purchasing this one, subscribe to Deb’s newsletter to receive notification when it’s available. I have two copies of this pattern to give-away to my readers see below.
Here are today’s give-aways, you can enter all of them, just follow the instructions on each post:
I’m also giving away two copies of the Garden Dance pattern from Studio 180 Designs. To enter this give-away, leave a comment below answering What’s your favourite method of appliqué? Winners will be chosen randomly on May 2nd.
Plus, visit today’s two guests, read the answers to the FUN questions, and enter the give-aways on their blogs too:
Congratulations to the two winners of the Garden Dance pattern: #34 Julie Barrett and #6 Maria Kievit