Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kate Spain Blog Hop... Today is my day!


If you have been around here anytime at all you know how much I love Kate Spain. I not only love her designs but she is just about the nicest person you ever want to meet. When I returned to quilting after a couple year hiatus (attending school etc) I discovered her first collection Verna and it has been a love affair ever since.
When Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts asked me to join the blog hop I immediately said yes. I mean how could I resist celebrating one of my favorite people? Then I realized that my documentation of my quilting was haphazard at best in those years and almost non-existent since the shop opened. So though I have made tons of projects with Kate's fabrics I have very little to show for it. I also realized my photography skills have improved much over the last few years... but here we go:

This was my first finished quilt after coming back to quilting. Made from 12 Days of Christmas:
12 days
and of course I gave it away immediately and never got a picture of it finished.
And here is a shot of my bed quilt blocks from Fandango:

Half the blocks for my bed quilt.
I have to admit this is still a WIP I decided it needed setting blocks 

And the one that started it all:

Just a side project from leftover fat quarters.
These are blocks for a quilt that I made out of leftover fat quarters from another quilt project.


 As a special treat just for you all today... all of Kate Spain is on sale in the shop at a 20% discount today only (6/12/13). No coupon necessary.

Here is a complete schedule of the blog tour you won't want to miss a day. Don't forget to link up at the end for some special prizes. You can go on over to Blossom Heart Quilts to follow along with all of the happenings.

Monday June 3rd - Interview with Kate Spain
Tuesday June 4th - Interview Part 2 and Jane at QuiltJane
Wednesday June 5th - Christa at Christa Quilts
Thursday June 6th - Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
Friday June 7th - Laura at Quokka Quilts

Monday June 10th - Chrissy at Sew Lux
Tuesday June 11th - Lynne at Lily's Quilts
Wednesday June 12th - Julie at The Intrepid Thread
Thursday June 13th - Kristy at Quiet Play
Friday June 14th - Link up your favourite Kate Spain project!

Monday June 17th - Gemma at Pretty Bobbins
Tuesday June 18th - Heidi at Fabric Mutt
Wednesday June 19th - Melissa at Ms Midge
Thursday June 20th - Jess at The Elven Garden
Friday June 21st - Janice at Better Off Thread

Monday June 24th - Diane at From Blank Pages...
Tuesday June 25th - Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Wednesday June 26th - Kara at Me And Elna
Thursday June 27th - Readers' Q&A with Kate Spain at Blossom Heart Quilts
Friday June 28th - Link up your blog hop projects!

Kate Spain blog hop

12 comments:

  1. My very first "real" quilt was made with Good Fortune, one year ago :)

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  2. Great projects! I really have to work to take pictures too!

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  3. I love your fandango blocks! Can't wait to see it done!

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  4. Taking photographs and uploading the photos using dial-up internet connection is difficult for me. Most times I will leave to run overnight and it won't work, so have to give up. Kate Spain's fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. Hope I am able to work a method out for this contest! Thanks for the chance.

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  5. Love the 12 Days of Christmas quilt - beautiful!

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  6. All of them so lovely - thanks for sharing :-)

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  7. Love the way you displayed the 12 days of Christmas, so pretty.

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  8. I too love Kate's fabrics and will be hosting a charm or layer cake swap when the new line comes out in the fall. We'll spread the Kate Spain love.

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  9. The fandago blocks are great!

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  10. I love all your projects! THey are all so bright and beautiful :)

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  11. Such great projects! Funnily enough I had the same problem, I've used Kate's prints so many times but am rather lacking in photographic evidence :) Thanks for sharing!

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