Blog Hop Party and Summer Giveaway.



Well it is summer here and hot out in my garden.

Thanks to Michele at QUILTING GALLERY

we have another fun Blog Hop Party



Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Just last week I had a burst of artistic inspiration and got to work on a fabric art quilted wall hanging.

The starting point were some strips of beautiful Designers Guild fabric that I had left over from my cushion-making splurge a few weeks ago.

I just kept on adding pieces to the montage, including a few bias edges that I had kept (yes I do).

The resulting piece is "Early Evolution From Ocean To Garden"..or just a combination of a few of my passions…marine biology, gardening and colorful fabrics.

A few pieces of Daisy Janie’s organic cotton range "Shades of Grey" made it in to the piece, and it is backed with Zipper Tape from that range too.

The binding is a little Malka Dubrawsky’s Stitch In Color.





Just after taking these photos I went out into my garden..


All is well with my little helpers.

So for my giveaway I will send the lucky winner a small  SURPRISE pack of fabric scraps from my favorite fabrics that could be added to your very own creation.



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132 Responses to Blog Hop Party and Summer Giveaway.

  1. Fran says:

    Your scrappy quilt is so gorgeous – love the photo of your helpers enjoying the garden!

  2. admin says:

    Hi Fran. Thanks for being the first to comment and to go in the draw to win. Good luck.

  3. SusanClaire says:

    Hi Sally, love the quilt and the helpers, well done.

  4. Dana says:

    Love the color choice in your wuilt and love the mistery part πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  5. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    Oh, I love surprise scraps!! Thanks for the chance!

  6. Susan says:

    Lovely quilt and garden! Wish is was that warm here…below freezing this Sunday morning! Your helpers are too cute!

  7. katie says:

    Very cool project. Scraps are so fun!

  8. sherry says:

    like the sea to garden idea…
    sherry recently posted..did someone say christmas party?

  9. Love scraps! And, your scrappy quilt… and your beautiful kitties too. Thanks for your giveaway.
    Deb@asimplelifequilts recently posted..Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Giveaway

  10. Becky Greene says:

    Scraps are really one of my favorite things in the whole world!! Thanks for the chance to win some of yours!

  11. I love your scrappy quilt and colors used. My blog says ‘no scrap too small’. Scraps are my fave!
    textilerecycler recently posted..Quilters Blog Hop Party – Happy 5th Quilting Gallery!

  12. Kate says:

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  13. Gill says:

    I love your scrappy wallhanging!
    I love scraps!

  14. shannon c. says:

    so exciting! your kitties are adorable!

  15. Conny says:

    I am fond of surprises, so I love to take a change in your mysterie. I like the colors you used in the quilt! Here on the other side of the world it is almost winter…brrrr

  16. Beulah says:

    I wish it was warm enough to do a flip in a pool! Cold and windy…..brrrrrr. but does sound like fun!

  17. Sarita says:

    I’m sorry, I can only do a triple backward flip in pike position… *grin*
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! πŸ™‚


  18. Heather says:

    Your new quilt is lovely. Unfortunately I don’t think December 15 is a Monday.

  19. Monica says:

    Ohhhhh…I like surprises!

  20. Laura says:

    I love your scrappy quilt and I love surprises!

  21. pippa says:

    ohhh thanks for a scrappy giveaway

  22. Mary Ann says:

    Thank goodness. The flip wasn’t happening! Your scrappy creation is inspiring me. I want to get brave enough to try something like that.

  23. would love to win thanks

  24. wendy says:

    oooo, you can’t beat a good mystery!
    wendy recently posted..In pressing need

  25. Happy Holidays and may your family be blessed.

  26. Lia says:

    Summer…I had to read that twice…oh how I envy you! How much I’d love to run around in tees now instead of 3 layers of clothing and heavy boots and beanie hats! Instead we have -10Β°C and snow and ice rain lol! Oh and by the way…thanks for the chance to win! πŸ˜‰

  27. Lee says:

    promise me if I win you will send some sunshine and warm air to our Canadian winter

  28. Sallie says:

    I love surprises! Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  29. Lori Mahar says:

    I love scraps. Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Janet says:

    Such an interesting quilt you made with bits and pieces. Lots to look at there. Scraps are so much fun. Your kitties are too cute!
    Janet recently posted..BLOG HOP PARTY WITH GIVEAWAYS

  31. Sue says:

    I just got a new book on scrap quilts so the scraps would surely come in handy!

  32. kathy h says:

    I love surprises and I enjoyed your kitty picture too.

  33. Helen says:

    Love your quilt–it is so colourful but loving that the beautiful Daisy Janie Shades of Grey started it off.. SO very unique and fun to be inspired into such a colour frenzy from grey!!

  34. Penny says:

    is that a mini quilt? it’s so cute!
    Penny recently posted..Quilting Gallery Block Hop Party with Give-Aways!

  35. KeriAnn says:

    Thank goodness I don’t have to do the flip! I would never make it! πŸ˜‰

  36. jmniffer says:

    Thanks for the chance at some scrappy goodnss!

  37. lynaeve says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance

  38. candice says:

    Ouuuu, I LOVE surprises!! I would be thrilled to get some surprise fabrics πŸ™‚ Thanks

  39. Kathy Garringer says:

    Nice blog!

  40. When I read that it was summer I almost though I had the wrong post then I remembered that we were on the other side of the world today. It was cold and snowing today so I almost missed the summer a little that thread quilt looks cute thanks for the surprise giveaway.
    Richard Healey recently posted..Blog Hop Party – Giveaway Day

  41. Kay Lemieux says:

    I love your kittens πŸ™‚ I just want to cuddle them.
    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  42. Carla G says:

    What a cool quilt! And I love seeing your grass & beautiful flower – it’s nice to see something non snow covered. Thanks for a chance to win! πŸ™‚

  43. Deborah says:

    Merry Christmas from Australia!

    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
    Deborah recently posted..They say don’t blog when you’re angry

  44. faith marsden says:

    do enter me in your fabulous give awayx

  45. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I hope you have a wonderful Holiday season!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  46. hueisei says:

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  47. Gorgeous photos and your helpers are adorable!

  48. Julie Fukuda says:

    Having a wee bit of envy here … it is cold in Tokyo, only very rich people have big lovely gardens and even the cats do not have grass to loll on. You ase so very kind to offer scraps to a scrap-addict… we all know, when life gives you scraps,,,,,make quilts!

  49. Mary says:

    Your piece is beautiful as is your garden.

  50. Jo says:

    I always love a suprise, pease put my name in. Thank you.

  51. Lisa McGriff says:

    Oh your kitties remind me of my precious Sarge who is now in kitty heaven. He was an 18lb Maine Coone Classic Brown Tabby. He was one beautiful baby. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m collecting 2 1/2 squares for a postage stamp baby quilt, so this would be a great prize!

  52. The colours in your work are gorgeous.
    Dina Newton-Edwards recently posted..Sometimes It’s Worth Being Cheeky

  53. Vicki H says:

    I LOVE scrappy quilts and surprises. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. Wendy Rodger says:

    I’ve never tried making a scrappy quilt – perhaps I could try if I win!

  55. Janet Brown says:

    I like my work to be precise – if I win the scraps perhaps I would be brave enough to try something more relaxed.

  56. Mary Beth says:

    Aw, cute kitties.

  57. Kristin S. says:

    Hello from Minnesota! Scraps are awesome…what more will they inspire?

  58. Your helpers are too cute, I don’t know how you get such lovely quilting done!

  59. Emily C says:

    aww i love your kitties. they are adorable.

  60. Sara says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    your quilt is great!

  61. Ginger Bee says:

    Scraps and cats are quite nice! Boredom-busters, doncha know?

  62. Di Reid says:

    Love the quilt and the helpers are so cute!

  63. Rebecca T says:

    Lovely kitties, and a gorgeous quilt!

  64. Mary Chevalier says:

    I wish i was in your garden with the kitties its getting cold here

  65. Sissy says:

    Thank you for sharing your art work and garden photos. Love the kitties. Merry CHristmas.

  66. Sara says:

    I love your quilt! And your two helpers look so soft and cozy! I know several quilters from Down Under!

  67. MaryLou says:

    Doesn’t gardening and quilting go hand in hand – both are full of wonderful colors..
    Scraps are the best and looks like you have some happy helpers also.
    Thanks so much for the chance..

  68. Pat V. says:

    Ouch, I hit my knee on the desk attempting that double back flip! Oh well.

    Those are some really cute kitties. Your quilt looks great, so I know you have great scraps!

    • admin says:

      Oh Pat…I had to laugh. That will teach you to read through your instructions fully before proceeding!
      Good luck with the draw.

  69. Marcia K says:

    Love a good mystery!!

  70. Vivian says:

    Hello from northern Canada!!!!
    Wow that quilt really looks like it was meant to be, it’s funny how being random can create such life. Good job.

    Thanks for the chance.

  71. Carmen says:

    It would be pretty funny watching me try a double backward flip πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  72. Nancysue says:

    I refer to Tuesdays as No Backflip Required day, and I try to stick to that rule, however tempting it may be to pull one off. Bah-bam! I love that it is summer there, and Christmas here, with all the cold weather, bells, whistles, and Santas doing backflips!

  73. Madeleine says:

    Good thing I don’t have to do a double flip in pike position, I don’t know what I would do with myself!

  74. Tartankiwi says:

    Ooh, I do love a good mystery! Thanks for the giveaway.

  75. Gun Adrian says:

    Lucky you!! We have winter and a lot of snow. I donΒ΄t like snow….. Nice helpers πŸ™‚
    Gun, Sweden
    Gun Adrian recently posted..GrandmotherΒ΄s Choise 15

  76. Megan says:

    Love the scrappy quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Sandra Timmons says:

    You’re enjoying summer and here in Sonora, CA we are waking up to wind and rain. Doesn’t seem fair. I like the idea of mystery scraps. We all want fabric. It really doesn’t matter how we win our fabric. I hope you meet a lot of new friends that will soon become new followers. Happy Holidays.

    Sandi T.
    Sonora, CA

  78. I like surprises. Thank you for the chance

  79. patty says:

    I love the quilt you showed. That is something I’d like to learn to do

  80. Tamie says:

    We are trying to move into winter (as much as we do in the south) as you are enjoying your summer. I’d love to share in your scraps. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop Giveaway.

  81. Angie says:

    I love your kitties…I have 2 feline helpers myself.

  82. Katie says:

    Fun! Thanks!

  83. OK trying again. Your nasty captcha deleted my first comment when making me try again.
    Claire aka knitnkwilt recently posted..A Blog Hop Party and Give Away

  84. Lisa Cox says:

    Your little garden helpers are so cute.
    Thank you for participating

  85. Eileen says:

    A backward flip in the pike position – okay – watch! I’m with you, sometimes there are way too many hoops to jump through. So glad you are nice and easy going! I love working with scraps! I am a new follower!
    Eileen recently posted..Blog Hop and Give – Away

  86. Surprises are such fun! I love your garden – and I love your quilt! Happy holidays!

  87. Kathy Gentry says:

    I love your scrappy quilt!

  88. Bonnie Larson says:

    Thanks for the opportunity on a wonderful draw and have a very merry Christmas.

  89. Cathi says:

    The picture of your helpers is wonderful — sure wish it was that warm here.

  90. Deb says:

    i love scraps and would love to win….don’t love flips backwards though! LOL!

  91. Debra Lee says:

    If I did a doule flip in the pike position I would be tractions for years to come!

  92. Cassandra says:

    Fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. Alison says:

    Such a gorgeous garden! Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. Theresa says:

    I love scrap quilts – every one unique

  95. Judith says:

    Fabric Scraps!! The best give-away EVER!!

  96. Martina says:

    Your quilt is so cute! Thanks so much!
    Martina recently posted..C&C mystery blocks

  97. Kathy says:

    I like your scrap quilt and I am planning on starting one in the new year. I enjoyed your summer story. It is very cold here and we have about 2 feet of snow on our front lawn. Merry Christmas

  98. Tammy says:

    I really like your latest quilt. it is very creative and artistic. Love your fabic choices.

  99. Leo says:

    Ohh that is a lovely scrappy one – I only have “nice” patterned minis on my wall, that one woudl make a lovely addition so much to discover in it.
    Leo recently posted..weekend sewing

  100. Kathy Garringer says:

    I love your scrappy project!

  101. Marianne says:

    Haha, I hate it when you have to do a double backward flip in pike position to enter a giveaway! I can’t get away from those blogs quickly enough.

  102. Carole M says:

    Oh darn, and here I’ve been working on my jump side kick and double outer forearm block. oh well πŸ˜‰

  103. Amy in UK says:

    Oh I LOVE scraps!!!! My fingers are crossed for sure and since I can’t do a back flip thingy, I will spin in circles 5 times and click my heals while wearing sparkly converse – this hopefully will bring me luck!

  104. Gaila C says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love scrappy quilts.

  105. Nicole Sender says:

    Scraps are my favorite fabric for scrappy quilts. I like to use as many different pieces as I can. Your kitties are great!

  106. Kathy says:

    Thank God I don’t have to do the double backward flip thing!!! I do love a good surprise. Loved seeing your sunshine, we saw some here today but it’s been a long time since we have seen the sun in the Pacific NW

  107. Beth says:

    Thanks for the chance. I love scraps!

  108. Debora Kerr says:

    Your little helpers are adorable!

  109. thank you for this great chance. hugs
    AlessandraLace recently posted..UNA SPLENDIDA SORPRESA – A BIG SURPRISE

  110. Susie says:

    I love your cuddly kitties picture! Your blog is intriguing to me as a new reader…

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Lori Morton says:

    Would be thrilled to win your scraps! πŸ™‚ Your lil’ helpers are adorable!! (we have 5 “BarnKittie’s here…that think I am THEIR “Human” lol)

    Your quilt is very cool! Thanks for chance to win your drawing! πŸ™‚

  112. Maria Kievit says:

    Love mystery gifts. And scraps are just as nice. Thanks!

  113. LOL – I like your sassy style! tee hee.
    Scrappy ROCKS! I love your quilt πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    (p.s.: I’m not sure if you’d be interested or not, but I’ve started a new bee: Simply Solids: a modern {bee}, and we’re looking for Australasia members…here’s my blog if you want any more info!

  114. lindawwww says:

    Love your cats! How come they aren’t sleeping on one of your quilts???

  115. usairdoll says:

    I love that your giveaway is a surprise! I’m saving scraps for a postage stamp quilt so bring on the scraps! I’m so glad you changed your mind about requesting us to do blackflips, hehe. It would not have been a pretty sight!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  116. Sandra says:

    Lovely flowers and cute kittens. It would be great to win the give-away.

  117. Karen O says:

    I love your art quilt! And your kitties are so cute.
    Karen O recently posted..Traveling Stash Giveaway!!

  118. vicki says:

    i am a new follower. thanks and merry christmas.

  119. Kay says:

    Thank you for a fun giveaway. I am a scrappy girl myself and love your quilt. I really like to use scrpas to make small hexie quilts.

  120. Margaret Schindler says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Love scraps

  121. Rhonda Desgranges says:

    Love your quilt! I love scraps, and could certainly use some to add to my stash. Thanks for the chance to win!

  122. Lyndsey says:

    You had me worried for a minute as its been years since I did a backward flip and I nay just get stuck! I love your projects and have enjoyed browsing your blog.

  123. Karyn Ashley Smith says:

    I am assuming the double-backward-flip-in-pike-position anyways, hoping it will improve my odds πŸ˜€

    I’m a new follower via email and will be back around to poke and see what you are up to. Thanks!

  124. Abby says:

    Love your stuff. Thanks

  125. Usha says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…I am a new follower…love the pictures in your blog.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.May the coming year bless you and your family with everything that your hearts desire.


  126. Debra R. says:

    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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