Friday, September 9, 2022

Thimble Blossoms' Sunnyside Quilt and a Giveaway / Beauties Pageant 185

One of my goals this year was to sew through my Bonnie and Camille stash. Most of my B&C fabrics had been set aside for my Gypsy Wife quilt. Once that long-standing WIP was finished, though, I gave myself free rein to sew whatever I wanted with the rest!

First I sewed and quilted my version of Thimble Blossoms Rain or Shine pattern. (Thimble Blossoms is the name of Camille Roskelleys pattern company.) Then I moved on to the Sunnyside pattern, also by Camille, which proved to be a brilliant decision. : )

The heart of each Sunnyside half log cabin is a 5-inch square, so I used my favorite designs from the two charm packs of Vintage Picnic I had on hand. The design permitted me to incorporate a bunch of low-volume charms, which made my stash-busting little heart happy. Too often, low-volumes dont provide enough contrast with lighter backgrounds, but that was a nonissue with this design. 

In addition to the charm squares, this pattern call for two honey buns, Modas name for 1.5-inch strips. I instead culled through my mountainous scrap pile to cut what was required. It was tedious work, but the skinny strips helped me get good mileage from the oddly shaped bits and pieces I had after completing my Gypsy Wife.

Once the top was finished, I dropped it off to my friend Ophelia, who quilted a lovely swirly panto on the quilt. Needless to say, Ill be keeping this beauty for myself.

A Fabric Giveaway

OK! Ive mentioned that September would include some giveaways on From Bolt to Beauty. The first one was a free pattern PDF (see last weeks post). Its going out to newsletter subscribers today free of charge. If you missed out, you can still download the pattern from Etsy for just $3. Part of the proceeds from each sale will go to an organization that supports the Down syndrome community. (If you want to be in the loop for future freebies, sign up for the newsletter here.)

This week Im giving away the bundle of eight fat quartersall from Starry by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Societypictured below:

You have two opportunities to enter to win this fabric: (1) Upload your link to the Beauties Pageant below (just one link, please) and/or (2) leave a comment on this post about what youd like to see in a future giveaway (just one comment, please).

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) on Thursday, September 15, 2022. 

IMPORTANT: The winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond before I pick a second name. If you’re a no-reply blogger or comment anonymously, please include your email address in your comment or send it to me at frombolttobeauty (at) gmail (dot) comotherwise, I have no way to contact you. And if youre not sure whether youre a no-reply blogger, send me your email address just in case.

Good luck!

UPDATE: The giveaway is over, and Nancy of Peace and Grace Quilting is the winner!

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  • Post your finish in the linky tool. (No links to your own giveaway or linky, please!)
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  1. I love the hand stitched detail on the binding finishing. Do you have much B&C fabric left to use up?

  2. Love your quilt! I am making some similar blocks and trying to choose a layout. Might have to try yours. Thanks for sharing! As for giveaways, fabric is always a favorite.

  3. I love fabric from Ruby Star Society - any of their fabric would be wonderful!!

  4. Awesome hand stitched binding on your latest finish, too!!! Those fabrics are so colorful & cute--looks like the Big Dipper!

  5. I’ve admired the wonky look of this pattern , but I know it’s not wonky! Visible hand stitching on binding is my latest obsession. Why try to hide it when it can be so cool? Giveaway ideas are, to me, most fun when they involve fabric. I also like thread collections or quilt books. Duchick at gmail dot com

  6. Love what you did with your leftovers. Your "scrappy" quilt really turned out great. Speaking of scraps - those always make a great giveaway in my opinion :)

  7. Fabric and patterns are always great giveaways right? Love your scrappy quilt.

  8. I would love to see more scrappy quilts!

  9. Sometimes simple blocks are the best. The fabrics look great in this simple block. Love the little birds. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful fabrics. ;^)

  10. I love scrappy quilts. Playing with fabric is my favorite pass time and therefore I am always happy with a fabric giveaway🥰

  11. I love the little birdies on your log cabin block. So sweet! As for giveaways, I ❤️ fabric so that would be my wish. Thanks for your generosity.

  12. Love your quilt and the thanks for the opportunity to win the fat quarters. Amazing. I would like a to see a world where everyone is welcoming. Peace to all.

  13. Great giveaway. And, a clever way to get us to see your awesome blog. 👏🏻👏🏻

    This fabric giveaway is perfect! Keep ‘em coming.

    1. Whoopsie! It’s Dawn

  14. I love the fabric like this giveaway. Ruby Star Society is awesome. More like Sugar or blenders.

  15. What a great idea to introduce people to your blog! Future giveaways- fabric is always nice or maybe some notions or 12wt handquilting thread!

  16. I love your B&C quilt and you used your charm squares and scraps to their best advantage. The binding is even cool. Enjoy! Any bit of fabric is a great giveaway, scraps to bundles.

  17. Fabric is always my favorite for a giveaway. Even though I have a healthy stash, new fabric sparks enthusiasm and gets me excited to start new projects. etalmage at earthlink dot net

  18. I love a fabric giveaway. The stars are awesome and I’m already dreaming about how I could use it. What a beautiful gift it would make for someone! Reardonkg at gmail dot com

  19. Precuts are great for giveaways! Love your quilt!

  20. Love being able to use up scraps & finding a great pattern to do that. Thanks for the idea! Love a good stash builder giveaway.

  21. I love a scrappy quilt! Giveaways with fabric are the best 🙂



  22. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it and thanks for offering this delightful giveaway! I think a bundle of basics or blenders would be a great giveaway. Pk _sews at yahoo dot com

  23. It’s such a satisfying feeling to use what you have on hand and make a gorgeous quilt! You’ve inspired me to dig into my B&C stash!

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