5 Fat Eighths of Sea Canyon and a Quiltmaker Giveaway

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I did a post the other day and showed my Board Game quilt plus I said I would be doing a giveaway….well here it is!

Sea Canyon is a beautiful batik collection that I used for my Board Game quilt that is in the current issue of Quiltmaker magazine. I design almost all of my quilts in Electric Quilt 7, it is a wonderful program that I have been using for years….and continuing to learn new things with it.

I thought it would be fun to show another picture of the quilt. The size of it is 51 x 51.Board Game Quilt Pattern in Quiltmaker magazineI had a couple extra blocks so I am going to make a table topper. I thought I would have it done by today but….it hasn’t happened yet…..maybe tomorrow!Sea Canyon table topper

Quiltmaker Magazine September/October 2016

Quiltmaker Magazine Sept/Oct 2016Giveaway!

How would you like to win a copy of the Quiltmaker magazine with my quilt in it and five fat eighths of the Sea Canyon batiks that were used in my quilt! Just answer this simple question.

  • How long have you been quilting?
  • If you don’t quilt – what hobby do you have and how long have you been doing it?

This giveaway will end next Wednesday – August 31 – midnight CST.

Sea Canyon Batik Giveaway

The Seaside Summer Blog Hop continues and today the Island Batik fabric collection is Sea Canyon.
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  1. Rose Marie Andreozzi says:

    I have been ‘quilting’ for over 40 years, however, I don’t seem to get much quilting done because I am too busy making other stuff!

  2. Your quilt is lovely, and I also think the table topper turned out pretty cute!
    I started quilting about 10 years ago, but have been sewing since I was 7
    (long, long, ago).

  3. Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker Connie!
    I started sewing around age five, but didn’t start quilting until i was 51… so… five years!

  4. Wendy Polsson says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 25 years now. Still love it and exploring making scrap quilts right now.

  5. Verna Larson says:

    I have been quilting for about 12 years. Would love to win the beautiful fabric!

  6. Kathe Gardner says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 5 years and try to recycle when I can with either shorts, jeans, ties, etc. Thanks.

  7. Maryellen says:

    Cute, and congrats on publication. I’ve been sewing since I was 5 and quilting for 27 years. Which is about 1/2 my life. lol

  8. I’ve been quilting nearly 25 years. I joyfully accept fabric infusions!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  9. Jeanne Brown says:

    I have been Quilting for 25 years or more. Thanks for the give away .

  10. I’ve been quilting for about 30 years, since the days before rotary cutters! I also like to make jewelry

  11. I discovered quilting about 15 years ago. I always loved seeing and embroidery but just love making quilts. Batiks are always great to work with and loved your quilt

  12. Hmm, I believe I have been quilting for 6 or maybe 7 years now, some years more than others. (wow, time sure does fly, I didn’t think it had been that long). Thanks for the chance!!

  13. I’ve been quilting for about 8 years now. Hard to believe! Thanks for the chance to win but I think I’ll go looking for the magazine on my own (not too lucky at winning things 😀 ).

  14. Pam Jolly says:

    I have been quilting for 26 years.

  15. I made my first quilts some 20+ years ago but I have been quilting regularly about 8 years now. I still have the kitty lap quilt I made 20+ years ago. It’s alive, well and resting comfortably packed away somewhere.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. Jane Vines says:

    I have been quilting for 32 years. Quilting is the only hobby that counts.

  17. I have been quilting for over 35 years now. You would think I was an expert, but I am always learning new things and ways to do them.

  18. Barbara Grant says:

    I started quilting in 1980 when my children were young. Then work and life got in the way of my love of sewing in general and quilting in particular. I did always do a few projects a year like baby quilts or gifts. Now with retirement I’ve renewed my obsession with quilting. New products and new ideas have made quilting so much easier. I’ve bought my new TOL machine as a gift to me. Modern fabrics just keep jumping into my stash! I just love everything about quilting!

  19. Helen Glover says:

    I have been quilting for about 13 years. My granddaughter got me started because she saw a horse panel quilt at Joann’s and the rest is history! I love it! Couldn’t do without it I’m sure. Thanks for the chance to win! I really enjoy your blog! Helen

  20. Your quilt is awesome – I was glad to see another picture of it. I have been quilting for about 7 years. Thanks!

  21. Connie Howard says:

    The quilting bug bit me when I was 64, visiting Bisbee AZ. Since then, my daughter and grand daughter have also discovered quilting ! Thanks for everything “Freemotion”.

  22. I have been quilting almost 11 years now! It has been and continues to be a fantastic journey! Thank you for sharing all that you do and for the chance to win these lovely fabrics! Your table topper and quilt are gorgeous! Have a fantastic creative day!

  23. I’ve been quilting for 9 years and love every minute of it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. I’ve been quilting for 16 years, several hours a day, at least 5 days a week. I enjoy the creativity.
    I also like to read and garden when it’s not too hot! We’ll start our “winter” garden in September.
    Lee in sunny (hot) Florida.

  25. Allison Evrard says:

    I’ve been quilting for close to 20 years. I also love gardening.

  26. I have been quilting for almost five years, and it’s the best hobby I’ve ever had!

  27. I made a baby quilt when I was 18, though I called it a blanket. Then over the years a few quilted placemats. I started my first big bed quilt in 2013 – it now warms my youngest daughters bed. It took over a year to complete and was imperfect – I love it so much. That was when I could finally say, I am a quilter. I’m much faster and more skilled now, thank goodness. I have to thank you and so many other incredible bloggers who unselfishly offer patterns, tutorials and your time to teach beginning newbies. Thank you!

  28. Nicole Sender says:

    I have been quilting for about 20 years but never had the time to really learn beyond the basics till I semi-retired. I also love to garden, knit and crochet!

  29. Susan Clarkson says:

    I have been quilting for 5 years.

  30. Beautiful as always those Island Batik fabrics. Your Game Board quilt is gorgeous.. I don’t quilt but I do LOVE fabrics and sewing. Sewing is my all time favorite hobby. I am grateful my Grandma, Mother and older Sister taught me to sew…(like you are teaching your granddaughter).

  31. I started when I turned 70 so nearly 5years

  32. Congrats to You! What a nice Giveaway too! I have been sewing garments+gifts all my life: some 73 years! Abou 25 years ago I retired from Nursing and mostly machine quilt charity quilts now for the pleasure of it ! Thank You for sharing !

  33. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I’ve only been quilting for about a year.

  34. I’ve been quilting for 16 years. It addictive! ?

  35. I still consider myself a newbie quilter at about 18 months. This is the beginning of a great journey for me.

  36. I have been quilting on and off for about 25 years and still learning new things.

  37. Lisa Marie says:

    I have been quilting for about 20 years and doing garment and craft sewing for even longer. Making quilts is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time.

  38. Christine Gibbons says:

    I took a quilting class with my Mom in the Seventies and continued to do quilting things from there on. Made my first big quilt in the 90’s and haven’t stopped. Day is never complete if I haven’t held a needle and thread. I too love your blog and enjoy seeing what you are making.

  39. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I have quilted for 20 years I know that because I made my first for my first grand child she is 20 now. Thanks for your blog I enjoy it.

  40. Beth Bigler says:

    I have been quilting more than 10 years,

  41. I have been quilting for about 5 years! Your quilt is awesome! thank you!!

  42. How wonderful to see this in the magazine!! Congratulations! 🙂

    I started quilting years ago as a young mom….stopped for about 20 years…took it up again in the last 3 or 4 years

    A learning journey 🙂 When I started I knew nothing…not even about joining seams lol

  43. Linda Dupler says:

    I have been quilting and sewing since I was a teenager many years ago. We learned from my mother and all of my sisters are quilters.
    I do small projects right now I can complete my projects.

  44. Darlene F. says:

    I have been quilting since about 1995 but doing lots more of it the last five years. I absolutely love it all the way around and would be terribly depressed if I couldn’t do it anymore!

  45. Oh my, I made my first quilt in 1970-1971 for our oldest child. I embroidered small pictures on 114 four inch blocks and made a quilt to fit a twin sized bed. That was 46 years ago. I guess that makes me old:)

  46. I have been quilting for 5 years and would love to have more time . Thanks for the chance, love to read your blogs and to see the pictures of all the beautiful batik Quilts!

  47. susan galasso says:

    I’ve been seriously quilting for about 20 years. I work full time, and try and get some quilting done every week.
    Susan in NE PA

  48. Patti Levine says:

    I have been quilting since 1999. What a wonderful give-a-way and thank you for the chance to win!!

  49. This September will be three years since I started my basic patchwork course. Thank you for the giveaway, the fabrics are gorgeous and you made beautiful use of them!

  50. Your pattern and fabrics are Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  51. I have been quilting about 15 years…and still don’t get tired of it, or run out of ideas!! Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

  52. I first got interested in quilting 14 years ago. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  53. Joyce Carter says:

    I have been quilting for about 30 years but I have been sewing all my life. Thanks for the awesome giveaway Connie.

  54. I had to stop and really think about it, I made my first quilt about 10 years ago, but I didn’t consider myself a quilter until 4 years later (6 years ago) when I realized I couldn’t stop making them!

  55. I’ve been quilting for about 35 years off and on.

  56. I’ve been quilting for 11 years… I started after my second son was born and he’s 12 years old now. Thank you for this giveaway. The fabric is gorgeous and the quilt you’ve made with it is simply stunning!

  57. Sandra Timmons says:

    I just love your quilt so much that I have decided to try and win a copy of QM’s magazine or just buy my own copy. Either way I am going to make this. Have been quilting since 1990. I took a beginner’s class to learn the basic. So glad that I did. Never regretted one single moment. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  58. I think I’ve been quilting for something like 6 or 7 years? I’m not really sure. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  59. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I’ve been quilting for almost 25 years now. I know because I started just before my nephew was born and he will be 25 next month. 🙂 It seems like I have always been involved with fabric, either with sewing or quilting, so really, all my life!

  60. I learned how to thread my machine in 2012 and I have been quilting since 2013. I am scared of FMQ, but I am a walking foot warrior 🙂
    If I am not quilting, I’d probably be cooking or baking. Spicy curries and gooey cakes 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  61. I’ve been quilting for more than 40 years.

  62. Joanne Bates says:

    I have been quilting for 12 years but still feel like a beginner. I have followed your blog for a long time gaining a lot of inspiration from it.

  63. I’ve been quilting since 2012. Or, more accurately, I have been “learning” to quilt since 2012!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  64. Dolores Good says:

    40 years ago I moved to Northern Indiana and saw my first quilt at a Mennonight sale. I fell in love and spent 6 months to find someone to show me how. I was not a sewer. 40 years later and thousands of dollars I am still going strong and loving it still. Not making too many large quilts anymore. I so want to learn to do feathers good. I do them but they are not the best. I hoped your Square in a Square would show me how but obviously not part of the tutorial. But I will make it and do my best.

  65. Linda Fleming says:

    I’ve been quilting about 8 years or so. When I was a teenager I used to make my own clothes and knit my sweaters.

  66. Charlotte Key says:

    I have been quilting for approx 25 years. Would love to win this beautiful fabric.

  67. Fantastic quilt and I love your fabric choices. I have been quilting for around 20 years. But, while I was working it was just a hobby. Now that I am retired it is a passion. Thanks

  68. Oh dear, I have been quilting off and on for about 40 years. I primarily make smaller quilted items. Love the collection you used on your quilt and would love to win it.

  69. Quilting Tangent says:

    Quilting about 8 years.
    Crochet about 40 years.
    Cross Stitch about 35 years.
    Sewing/mending about 35 years.

  70. Maureen Walsh says:

    I’ve been quilting since the early 1980s–then baby clothes and other necessities took over and replaced my quilting time. With the kids grown and gone, I’ve been piecing and quilting fairly steadily since around 2005. I must say, a lot has changed since those early days–rotary cutters, special rulers, and a wonderful community of quilters all willing to help each other. It’s just great!

  71. I started quilting in the mid 1980s – when the fabric choices were pretty limited. But I’ve been sewing since I was a little kid. My interest in quilting was really triggered by my sister-in-law.

  72. Connie Thompson says:

    Started quilting in the late 70s. I also enjoy hardanger and my new passion weaving. Maybe I should weave some cloth to quilt.

  73. I started to sew in 1941 when I joined 4-H. Have been quilting since 1999 when caring for my husband.

  74. My grandmother was a quilter and I can remember playing under the frame in her living room, as she’d hand quilt. I think this influenced me to learn to quilt (and sew clothes) at a young age. I’m proud to say I’ve been quilting for 50+ years, long before there were rotary cutters, quilt rulers and even quilt stores.


  75. Your Sea Canyon quilt is lovely. Beautiful batiks! I’ve been quilting for more than 20 years and sewing garments for nearly 50 years.

  76. Lynne Stucke says:

    I have been quilting for about 10-12 years, now, and enjoying every minute I get to spend in my quilting room. [lynnstck(at)yahoo.com]

  77. Fireside Quilter says:

    Love your table topper especially the pattern and colours… Of course, batiks are a favourite of mi e too!! I have been quilting for over 20 years but I have much to learn!!

  78. Sylvia Anderson says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 8 yrs., sewing much longer and am partial to batiks, so I love all the projects you make with them.

  79. I have been quilting for about 20 years… But took a few years off when my children were young.

  80. I have been quilting for 25 years when I took a log cabin class in Ocean City Maryland. When I was in high school I used to sew my clothes. But, I love the creativity of quilts! I now belong to two quilt guilds.

  81. I have been quilting for 58 years. I never imagined in the beginning that i would own more than one sewing machine.

  82. Those colors are so restful. I really like your small table topper! I’ve been quilting since the 60s–with templates and before rotary cutters. I made some baby quilts when my daughter was born. I can also remember hand sewing tiny snippets of Mom’s scraps together when I was about 5 years old. I proudly took them to the neighbor’s house, knocked on the door, and then asked if she would like to buy my quilt. It was maybe 5″ square (more or less). She probably gave me a nickel… my first sale! Does that count? Other hobbies are cooking, calligraphy and jewelry making–all of which are shoved aside for my quilt making.

  83. I’ve been quilting since 2007. Wow that’s almost 10 years!

  84. I made my first quilt at age 16 and then no quilting until I was in my early 30s and a few quilts sprinkled over the years. when I retired 3 years ago, I’m back to quilting full-time. Well, as full as I can make it amidst traveling, taking care of garden produce, and, and baking.

  85. Judith Losquadro says:

    Quilting for 30 years, sewing way longer than that. I still enjoy the entire process.

  86. Congratulations, Connie, on having your quilt featured in Quiltmaker magazine! It is gorgeous!
    My first quilt was made about 35 years ago when I was in college. I had no idea what I was doing and didn’t really enjoy it. Jump to 2014 when I learned more about quilting by reading blogs and then I got really interested! There’s no turning back now!

  87. I was 11 years old (50 years ago!) when I asked my grandmother to teach me to sew clothing. And it was 27 years ago when I picked up a quilting book from Joann’s and thought, why not make a quilt! My sewing time turned more and more to quilting!

  88. Bev Leischner says:

    I started to make quilts early in our marriage so have been doing some kind of quilting for about 50 years but have gotten more serious about it in the last 10 years.

  89. I just love the fabrics you used in that quilt. They will make for a great table topper. Let’s see….I made my first quilt – a baby quilt -when I was pregnant back in 1969!

  90. As a single parent I made my children and my clothes for years. Always wanted to make quilts, but worked full time and never seemed to have time. In 2013, made my first quilt – a T-Shirt quilt for my grandson. Since then I’ve made 43 quilts and working on number 44. I love quilts with large blocks, Board Game is definitely on my to-do list.

  91. I have been quilting for 60% of my life. I taught my mother how to quilt after she retired from her nursing job due to cancer. My Mom always sewed so the transition to quilting was easy for her.

  92. Just started a couple years ago-signed up for a class at my LQS and off I went!

  93. Mary Baars says:

    I love your quilt and the fabrics go so nicely together. I have been sewing since I was 17. I used to sew my sons clothes and most of mine. Years went by and I hadn’t sewn for quite a while. Then for the past 4 years I started sewing table toppers and runners.

  94. I have been quilting since 1989 when I went to a class at my LQS met up with 2 others new to quilting and have remained close friends and quilted many miles of stitches together. Quilting is a wonderful community. Thanks for the chance to win.

  95. Pat Evans says:

    I’ve been quilting for about 25 years. Always love your batik projects and all the lovely table toppers and runners.

  96. Lorie Bugaiski says:

    Love your work! I started quilting around 2006 when I became disabled. My new toy is a longarm so it been a slow learning adventure.

  97. I sewed squares together and tied them in my early twenties. That is technically quilting. But I started quilting as I do now in 2000, just before my breast cancer diagnosis. I was taking a class and had to discontinue to start chemo. I finished that quilt the end of 2002. I have been actively quilting since then. Most of my best friends are quilters.

  98. I started quilting in 1999 but stopped for the longest time. I just got back into it for the last 2 years

  99. This is great quilt. Love the autumn feeling it gives. I got introduced into quilting in 2001 and I am slowly advancing and learning new things.

  100. Thanks for the nice giveaway! Love your quilt. I have been quilting for 35 years. Started out making embroidery blocks and then making quilts out of them. Now mostly do small quilts. Thanks again

  101. Lorene holbrook says:

    I have been quilting for about 20 Years. Before that sewing, before that, playing with fabric making doll clothes. My friends and I would make dolls out of clothes pins with yarn hair and pipe cleaner arms. We would do this for hours!

  102. Helen in Texas says:

    I have been quilting for about 22 yrs ! I hand quilted on one of the drop down frames that was my mom’s, however when I learned to machine quilt I have been able to make more quilts much quicker. Still like to hand quilt but not as often !
    Love Your quilt and the background of the river for your pictures is beautiful!

  103. I was introduced to quilting as a teenager when it was part of a 4-H project. I’d enjoyed it but thought it was the dumbest thing to take large pieces of fabric, cut it up then sew it back together. But now? Whatever I’m doing I’d rather be quilting. It is fascinating what you can do with fabric.

  104. Though I’ve been interested in quilting for many more years, my first quilt was made when my son was 2 years old … 38 years ago!

  105. Lori Smanski says:

    your quilt is gorgeous. love that you can make a table topper. this will be very pretty.
    I started quilting about 21 years ago. It was off and on until about six years ago.

  106. I started quilting in the late 1970’s, there was a lot of talk about quilting with the bicentenial in 1976. My grandmother was an avid quilter and used all the scraps from our leftovers from clothes making. Comgratson the magazine pattern.

  107. Celeste Delostrinos says:

    In April 1994, I picked up a copy of the book P.S. I Love You and made my daughter a quilt for daycare. I’ve been making quilts since then for charity through a nonprofit group, Quilts From the Heart.

  108. I love your little quilt, and you know I love those fabrics! Congrats on getting another pattern published! I first quilted when I was 18. I made that quilt for my first apartment. So 40 years ago!

  109. I learned to quilt 15 years ago and stuck with simple basics for the first 10 years. I’ve been trying a lot more FMQ and more difficult piecing in the last 5 years. It’s been fun!

  110. cute table topper too! (Count me out for the giveaway, unless you want to trade magazines! LOL)

  111. Judy Juhl says:

    I’ve been quilting about 20 years now! Still love it.

  112. I have been seriously quilting for seven years. I have made quilts before then, but didn’t know a lot about it. I fell in love with it and started hand quilting. I do take some to a long arm quilter, but enjoy the old timey look of quilting by hand.

  113. Allison CB says:

    I’ve been quilting since I was a teenager which is way way too long ago to admit to! Really like you design especially in your smaller topper!

  114. Renea Yarolim says:

    I have been sewing since I was 11 yrs old (about 45 yrs) and have been quilting for 30 yrs. thanks for the great giveaway. Your quilt is sew pretty.

  115. Fannie Vaillancourt says:

    I have been quilting for 5 years. I love quilting and I quilt everyday.