mandag 18. februar 2019

Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop and giveaway


When Bea asked me if I had old quilt books, I had to admit I have plenty. So fun to be challenged to make something from one of them. And I can recommend looking through your own old quilt books. So many fun ideas to get from them.

Today is the first day of the blog hop, and it's my day. My choice is a book from a Norwegian quilter, Grete Gulliksen Moe. It's actually an art book showing many of her brightest quilts, with no precise patterns. But I had seen a beautiful place mat there, and wanted to make two for ourselves. So I just sketched up a pattern and started out really scrappy. I was so happy with the result, and now we have place mats at home, at last.






It's possible to use as a runner too.




There's a GIVEAWAY too, and as usual, I'll give away a pincushion, and I'll throw in a roll of beautiful batik fabrics from Island Batik. Just comment and tell me if you have a favorite colour. For me it varies, and just now it's blue, as you might have understood. I'll draw a winner on Saturday.
Winner: Carla. Sent February 27th.


Here's a list of the participants in this blog hop. Be sure to visit them all.
Monday Feb 18th
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing
Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts

Wednesday Feb 20th
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesi
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70 kommentarer:

  1. I love the idea to dust off old books, and your placemats are beautiful! I love blue too (seems like my stash is full of blue), but sometimes I prefer yellow ;)

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  2. Looking at my stash it becomes obvious that I love blue! So many shades and moods in blue. Green is a close second as it reminds me of being outdoors with all those slight variations in the colour. Thanks for sharing. Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  3. Wow, what beautiful placemats! My favorite color varies as well, glad I'm not the only one! Blue, green, orange, yellow or some variation of one of those may be my favorite at any given moment. Lately I am drawn to aqua and turquoise shades.

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  4. Very striking blue placemats. I like red but blue is a close second color choice. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  5. At first I thought oh, who wants to go back that old stuff. But look what a great inspiration you found! So I have to back pedal and retract that frame of mind. LOL. Your placemats/table runner look fabulous!

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  6. Love the placements! My favourite colour is green.

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  7. I never thought I had a favorite color but when cleaning out my sewing room and re-organizing my sewing room I found I have more blue fabric than any other in my sewing room - so I guess blue it is. Love your placements so pretty!

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  8. My favorite color is actually that blue in the fabric roll you have in your give away. I call it Caribbean blue.

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  9. Your placemats are wonderful! Right now my favorite color is blue/teal!

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  10. Your placemats/tablerunner option are wonderful. Looking at my stash it appears that my favorite color(s) are black/white and gray. I would have said Red. hmmmmmmmmmmm

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  11. Very nice that you were able to use a coffee table book as your inspiration. I have a couple of those myself that I save just for inspiration! I think right now my favorite color is orange even though I've yet to use much of it in a quilt. Only one quilt called Sweet Potato Pie :)

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  12. Hi Turid, Lovely place mats and the piecing is perfect. I've been gravitating towards blue and teals lately but my favorite color is Periwinkle.

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  13. thank you for the wonderful post. i love your projects, especially your place mats. thank you for sharing. my favorite color is purple. but blue comes in at a close second.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  14. Those place mats make for one gorgeous table. Great find in your quilt book!

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  15. I liked the blue fabrics in your photographs, but then when you showed the photo of your table, the placemats were absolutely perfect! Great choice.

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  16. I love your projects because I love blue!

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  17. I love the fun look to your placemats! They are cute. I love all colors, but lately I've been decorating in soft pink. Have a fabulous day!

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  18. This is a fun idea for a blog hop! The blue you've chosen for your placemats is my favorite blue. Otherwise I'd have to say my favorite color is either orange or fuchsia. :-)

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  19. Beautiful blue placemats. My favorite color is yellow. I love sunshine. It is cold and wintery where I live today. Thank you for entering me in the giveaway if you will send international. Thank you for sharing this book in the hop ... :) Pat

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  20. I love your amazing place mats! They are so pretty! Blue is my favorite color! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  21. Those turned out so gorgeous in the blues!

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  22. I have so many books I've bought and never used! Right now bright greens are my go-to color.

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  23. Love your place mats and the pincusions
    Sabine

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  24. These are beautiful placemats. I like purple but don't use it very often in quilts

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  25. I just love your placemats. My favorite color is lime green.

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  26. I really love the Placemats! My favorite color has always been purple but these days the first colors I pull for a new project are either teal or orange! I just finished sorting old books to donate some to our Guild library and found a few have to make projects!
    Carol Andrews
    https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

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  27. Your placemats are lovely (and I love your dishes as well!) My favorite color is green but lately I've been trying to mix it up and use a wider variety of colors.

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  28. I love red but I have made a blue and white quilt for us

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  29. Your placemats are so pretty. Old books can be inspiring.

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  30. Blue is one of my favorites, but I have to greens always make my heart sing.

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  31. A favorite color? Hmm. I am going with green and specifically a mint green. I love the spring. And I love your placemats that were so pretty in blue scraps.

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  32. My favorite color? All of them! They all serve a purpose, even if the ugly ones just make the pretty ones look prettier!

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  33. My favorite colors are blue and green.

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  34. Love those blue placemats....favorite color: Pink

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  35. Love the placemats. Today my favorite color is red.

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  36. The Norwegian in me (50%!) loves these place mats! How pretty to use the batiks and a scrappy layout. They will make dining so very enjoyable and colorful! My favorite color is purple!

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  37. You have very pretty place mats. Love those fabrics. My favorite color is teal.

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  38. Your placemats are really pretty. I really like the border strips. My favorite color varies too, and I really like blue also.

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  39. I love all colors but ya blue in my go to color...nice job... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  40. Wow, your placemats are beautiful...and my favorite color as well! Thanks for sharing the great giveaway too!

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  41. I guess red, but I really do like blue, or pink, or purple, or ..........
    Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  42. I love blue!!
    bah1977@yahoo.com

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  43. I love blues in quilts but yellow is my favorite color.

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  44. Your placemats are gorgeous and as I mentioned on Instagram I love your crockery too! My favourite is purple. xx

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  45. Your blue placemats are so beautiful. I still love purple or orange or pink or all of them :) Can´t decide witch color I love the most!!

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  46. Beautiful placemats. Thanks for sharing. Blue is my favourite color, too.

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  47. these are really lovely placemats. I love all the colors as long as they are bright and happy. Lately I've been using red a lot in quilts.

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  48. That looks like such a neat book. I just love your place mats! They are so fun and modern. Improv piecing is always a lot of fun. Now the ideas are spinning. :)

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  49. Gorgeous placemats! I love purples and pinks mostly.
    I’ve found I struggle with Improv piecing so I really admire other people’s!
    Barbara xx

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  50. My favorite was always green, but right now I have more blue than green in my stash. I've got some old books and patterns too, that would be fun to use batiks on!

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  51. My favorite coloure is purple.....
    Your placemate are beautiful

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  52. I am like you, I like all colors. It just depends the mood I am in that day. Love what you did in blues.

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  53. These 2 placemats are beautiful.Thank you for the chance at a giveaway. Blue is and has always been my favorite color.

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  54. Awesome placemats and thank you for a chance to WIN a fabulous prize!!!

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  55. The placemats are stunning. I like red but surprisingly I don't use it a lot.

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  56. I love placemats, they are so very useful. Blue is my favorite color, although I am liking other colors right now, too. Thank you!

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  57. I love your placemats. You did such a great job designing from looking at a photograph. I have several favorite colors. Black, blue, and golden yellow. Here lately I've very attracted to the trendy shade of pink I've been seeing in the stores.

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  58. I am like you, my favorite color is blue! I love your placemats.

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  59. Så nydeleg, Turid! Dette er inspirerande. Eg likar alle fargar, men er for tida særleg glad i blått, grønt og oransje.

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  60. Thanks for this choice for this hop. Our community service group in our guild is making placemats for folks who receive "Meals on Wheels". We're planning to make some with orphan blocks. Your post gave me ideas for my placemats.

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  61. The placemats are beautiful! I love the rich blues you used :)

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  62. Så fantastiske fine ting du har laget i blåfarger. :-)

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  63. Beautiful placemats! They look perfect with your pretty dishes!

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  64. Hi Turid, your placemats are really lovely.

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