Tuesday, August 28, 2012

hello sunshine

this is my hello sunshine quilt.
it makes me smile just looking at it!
it feels just like this time of year....
summer is still hanging on,
but it gives a nod to the upcoming fall weather.
I sure love this color/fabric combo!
most of the fabrics are from the new hello sunshine line by Connecting Threads. (LOVE!)  
and then I added in a few stash fabrics, just for good measure.
looking at this photo I realize that I forgot to add in the green dot.
(because I used it to bind a different quilt.)
at the last minute I added in a solid navy Kona cotton.
i love how the navy really stands out...
it adds so much depth to the quilt!
size: approximately 45" x 60"
template: tri-tool by Darlene Zimmerman and Joy Hoffman
(bought at JoAnn's-hurray for clearance!)
each triangle finishes about 6" tall.
here's an outtake from the photo shoot.
it makes me smile. a lot.
my oldest son is GOOFY and oh-so-helpful, too. :)
i sure love him!

I'm happy to tell you that Connecting Threads is offering up two bundles of fat quarters of the hello sunshine line to two of my readers! (One fat quarter bundle to each winner.) If you would like to win, please leave me a comment in this post. I will pick the winners (US and Canada only, please) in a few days. Please be sure that I have a way of contacting you should you win.

Happy Tuesday! xo

edit: the giveaway is now closed.

460 comments:

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sulu-design said...

Love. Perfect for the end of summer.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The navy adds that note of depth so competently. My Squares and Stripes had eight black blocks in it and they contributed such an amazing specialness when we look at it now.

Yours is just beautiful. Love the palette.

Emily said...

I love the Hello Sunshine line. So cute!

Donna said...

I would love your fabric bundle.

Love your quilt. The colors. The design. You are so inspiring.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Donna
don_mae2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Quilter Mom of 3 said...

If I won one of those bundles, I'd make a quilt out of them and call it, "You are my Sunshine" cause my mom used to sing it to me all the time, and that color scheme screams that song @ me.


Elena Boen
elenaselations@hotmail.com

Elaine M said...

Fun and happy quilt!

Annie Walsh said...

Love this quilt. My girlfriend sent me a link to this fabric just the other day and I'm liking it so much.

Jill said...

I love connecting threads! Thanks for a chance.

Linda said...

Love your blog,love the quilt, love the fat quarters!

Janet said...

Very lovely quilt! Thanks for a chance to win.

Nancy James said...

I love all those colors too. They look happy, lol. Thanks for chance to win. Nancy

Andrea said...

Fabulous colour combo, and great choice of pattern to showcase them!

Carol said...

What cheery fabric - a great quilt.

Heather said...

Your quilt is just adorable! You've chosen a great set of fabrics. Thank you and Connecting Threads for the chance to play with Sunshine!

Dorothy said...
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lori said...

VERY cute fabric! But even cuter son helping to "hold" the quilt for you!

JLinnet said...

Love the colours, thanks for the giveaway! linnetvandijk(at)gmail(dot)com

Marit said...

Love your pretty mix of colors
; )

Trish said...

Love this quilt. The fabrics are great!

Karen from Canada said...

I'm a new quilter and love your blog. Count me in for the give away :) I inherited a stash, but would love this addition!

Karen in Canada

zzbethzz@hotmail.com

sally said...

The Hello Sunshine collection is so pretty....like how it included fabrics that remind us of summer and fall. I have several fabrics in my stash that I could add to them....add "history" to a quilt! I hope you pick me! Sally jspwarren@aoldotcom

{Angela} All Patched Up said...

Love your quilt. Such a cheery, happy looking combo. Would love to win some.

Thanks for the chance! :)

jirons42 said...

I keep thinking I need to make a triangle quilt every time I see one. It was good to see you last Saturday at MHC workday.

Anonymous said...

what a happy quilt, every home should have one.
gaye71353@yahoo.com

kt said...

Love the colors and the triangles! Makes me want to try a triangle quilt! Thanks for sharing, and the chance to win!

Nati Denniff-Jones said...

That quilt is so lovely it sure made me smile as well! Would love to win those fabrics (to be delivered to a US address no prob. May even have a go at the same quilt :)

Ellee said...

What a happy looking quilt! I would love to win a fabric bundle so I can make my own happy quilt. ... soparkaveataoldotcom

Judi Creed said...

Love your quilt. I would be so excited to win this contest!!

Sarah said...

I love the last-minute addition of the Navy, too! Thanks for the chance!
sjtob(at)yahoo(dot)com

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

I love this quilt and the fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!
Amanda

Quilter's Knot said...

Love the quilt. I've been wanting to try Connecting Threads fabric. Hope I win ! Thanks.

Betty B said...

Received my newsletter from Collecting Threads and immediately started thinking about the quilt I would make with "Hello Sunshine".
Thanks for the chance to win!

Michele said...

You are so right, that quilt just sings end of summer. I love the color combinations.

annemarie said...

such a fun quilt and fun fabric!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Angela Bullard said...

Love the colors!

Justine said...

I agree with you, the Hello Sunshine collection is so uplifting. Your quilt is beautiful. I tend to gravitate to the old fashioned look in quilts. They remind me of quilts from my childhood.

Shelby said...

Oh, that is a wonderfully happy quilt! :)

jenmsmitty said...

I have been wanting to get this line from connecting thread... Thanks for the oportunity to win!

Kim said...

Oh what a sweet quilt!
thanks for the chance to win these lovely fat quarters :0).

Oh this is such a fun age for boys, my son still has some of his goofiness and shares it with his little girl :0)

Happy Sewing

Heather said...

What a beautiful quilt and such happy fabric!

suemac said...

Love the Hello Sunshine. I need to get the triangle template. Your quilt turned out so cute.

Erin said...

I would love to win a bundle as I have been drooling over this exact fabric since I got my catalog in the mail.
Thanks,
Erin
emstone28@gmail.com

Lori said...

Love it Amanda! I need to look for that ruler ~ as this is a pattern I've always wanted to try. Love the fabrics too! Love your eye for color and design. :)

Beulah said...

What is it about boys??? :) They reveal the world in such a fun and whimsical manner! :D I agree the navy does make the other colors pop out and sparkle like sunlight.

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

grendelskin said...

Why are triangles so cheerful? They bring a smile every single time. Agreed, the navy gives it a nice touch of depth. Nice work!

Momto3inIL said...

Such a pretty quilt! I so wish I could do 1/4 of what you do!!! momto3inil at gmail dot com

Sandra Lynn said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love Connecting Threads!

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

Absolutely beautiful, Amanda! Any tips for sewing triangles? I find myself drawn to them, lately, but don't want to go the tried and true HST route.

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

FYI, it took me 6 tries (not exaggerating at all) to post my comment. The verifier is VERY hard to read. I wish there were a way to post my comments without going through that process and without you getting spammed.

qltmom9 said...

Oh. My. Goodness. HOW I would delight in winning those. VERY sweet quilt. Thank you for the chance.

Lucy~

Rossana said...

I like the colors and the pattern of this quilt!

Mary5 said...

LOVE those colors! Thank you for including me in the draw.

treebee said...

fingers crossed! treevt80 at yahoo dot com

Dana Woolson said...

Love it! I would never get all my corners to match up on a quilt like this though ;)

Ginette said...

I love this quilt! You are right, the navy really adds depth. Perfect!

jlk said...

2 things I need -- a triangle quilt and that fabric. Love!!

Ann Michelle said...

Wow!! Look at all the comments! No wonder, its a great fabric line and it looks wonderful in your quilt.

LeeH said...

Lovely fresh colors, fall yet still summer. I'd love a chance to win this.
Love the pattern too

Jeanne said...

Love the fabric and quilt!

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt.

mjb said...

Love your quilt ! I buy from Connecting Threads a lot, great service:)

Kay Stephenson said...

It's amazing how different a fabric collection looks made up. I saw this line from connecting threads and it didn't really speak to me, but WOW! I love your quilt. Perfect design and the additions from your stash really do make it!

Julie said...

Love the sunny colors! Great job!

Lindsey F. said...

I recently purchased a triangle ruler on sale at JoAnn's, too, in anticipation of my next quilting project. These fabrics are great.

Margaret said...

I am guessing that you used the 60 degree triangle for this quilt. It is awesome. Love the colors and that dark blue really makes it pop.

Nana said...

Love the fabrics!

Marisa said...

Love this collection! And you have made it even better with your additions. I had been admiring it already, now I love it!

Heidi said...

I love this fabric and your quilt is darling!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Heidi said...

I love this fabric and your quilt is darling!!!

TravelingModern Quilter said...

I absolutely LOVE the new Hello Sunshine fabric!!! I have been drooling over it in my Connecting Threads magazine. Would love to win a bundle!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love. So simple but sharp looking. Connecting Threads - love their thread. Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Oh my heart, that quilt top is beautiful!

"Green" that you got to spend a weekend on lake MI and with MHC. I miss MI so much some days. So glad you enjoyed yourself.

Stacey
priceclan4@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Those color remind me of summertime cloths as a kid. Love it!

Christina Recchio said...

Love your triangle quilt! I've been wanting to make one for a while now, seeing yours has inspired me! Pretty fabrics! :-)
mrecchio@bellsouth.net

Cory said...

I love your quilt. The name certainly fits it. Thank you for the chance to win some of this beautiful new fabric. Take care and God bless, Cory

AuntieCrafty said...

Pretty quilt! I've had the Tri Tool on my wish list for a while. Maybe it's about time I bought it and made a triangle quilt!!

Christine said...

Great quilt! I really liked that line when I saw it. Your pattern is perfect for it.

Miss Lola said...

A very beautiful and inspiring quilt! I NEED to get back to my machine! Thanks for the motivation!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely quilt! The name really fits!

And thank you for the chance to win this fabric. :) awaken2k4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jade Graham said...

Such beautiful fabric! Love the quilt!

Amy said...

I love this fabric-especially the laundry line! What a fun quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

PaulaC said...

I'm loving the triangles, too! Move over, chevrons! Triangles are in town! colvin.paula@gmail.com

claire said...

What a fresh, summery quilt. Love the pattern and I'd like to make my own and win!

Dhia said...

i saw this from connecting threads and am in love with it!

fingers crossed

Anonymous said...

This is a great quilt! Colors are fabulous!

Cary
Verona WI

Cokie K said...

I love Connecting Threads. I can afford their fabrics and thread and they have some great fabrics. I would love to win a bundle of fabric. Thanks for the chance to win. By the way, I love your blog. It was the first one I started reading and I read everything you had on it when I was a new quilter. Thanks for teaching me how to bind a quilt. My mitered corners are always perfect!!!

Malmbergs said...

Love this new line of fabric and your quilt really makes is shine!

barberg@sbcglobal.net

Mego said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this triangle quilt with the Hello Sunshine fabric! And don't YOU just love the Tri-Rec tools????

lolymama said...

Happy, happy quilt! Thanks for the chance to make my own! lolymama4@gmail.com

pinsandneedles said...

I have been eyeing Hello Sunshine since I first saw it. Yes please...I would love to win a bundle of it! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway and the opportunity to enter. Happy quilting to whoever wins!

-Amanda
amandasandrews at gmail dot com

Samantha K said...

I love the Hello Sunshine fabric line!! This quilt is gorgeous! The solid navy does add a lot to the quilt! Thanks for sharing!

The Whelan Family said...

I have been thinking of doing a triangle quilt. this would be the push I need!

cwhelan@williamwoods.edu

Doris said...

That is a fabulous outtake! Glad to hear your family is doing well.

I just got an order from Connecting Threads Monday, couldn't pass on the 40% off notions!

Denise in PA said...

What a lovely line! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Great triangle quilt!!

Laura said...

I love the quilt and the triangles! I need to finally make a triangle quilt soon! The fabric is gorgeous as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dorothy said...

I'd love to win. I just received my first order from Connecting Threads.

Alyssa said...

Love the color combos! I've never done anything with triangles- might be time to try!

Vercareli On The Farm said...

Could I win? Could I? I could. Will I win? Oh, I hope I'll win. I'm going to think positively. I WILL WIN! At least I hope so. :-)

Thanx for the opportunity!

Hope you have a super day, Amanda Jean!

Heather

Jenny said...

This is such a great color palette for this time of year. You do such a great job with your triangles!

ohiomom said...

Once again, a beautiful quilt. I do agree with the dark blue. It makes the quilt that much better. And I love connecting threads. I've purchased fabrics from them before and the price and quality are worthwhile.

Alex said...

Love this collection, thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

I would love to have some of this adorable line! Thanks for the chance

Nifty Quilts said...

No need to enter me in the drawing. I just want to say how much I like this quilt. Your addition of the dark Kona is brilliant!

Lee said...

I've been so enjoying the fabrics from Connecting Threads that I understand why you have a love for them.

[leepeters][at][comcast][dot][net]

Anonymous said...

Love your triangle quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the fat quarter bundle. I really like that line! Ronda (phonygal@msn.com)

grandmarockton said...

Need alittle SUNSHINE here, PLEASE

Anonymous said...

Love the color combinations - you have the best eye for color!

Meredith said...

Love this quilt - pretty fabrics!

gMarie said...

This is an amazing quilt and I would love the chance to win fabric to make something similar. I think I've said it before - I'm not a quilter, but you make me want to quilt. g

DebbieS said...

So Cute! love the triangles.

Nancy said...

Hi Amanda,
I would love to enter your giveaway. Thanks for doing it. I love Connecting Threads fabric. I wished they carried more wide backs, but that is okay too. I have pieced a few backs that turned out really cute. I just like the convenience of a wide back sometimes. I hope you are having a great week.
Nancy
nanrae44@hotmail.com

Lynne said...

I was just sad about summer being almost over. This fabric brings it back. Thanks for the chance to win. lynnegibson32@gmail.com

Lynne said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the triangles. Thanks for the great giveaway!

mtnquiltr said...

You are inspiring me to try a triangle quilt! And I love these colours. Thanks for the chance.

Lisa Van Dam said...

I love the happy colours in this quilt! and the navy is perfect in there!! love love love it!
I will need to spend some hours browsing through your blog now : ) For the draw, I can be reached at lisajvandam (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

Margaret said...

I love the green/yellow/orange combo. And the navy is a perfect complement.

Becky said...

Just crazy about the color combination in your 'hello sunshine' quilt! I also love Connecting Threads fabrics. Probably my number one go-to on-line fabric store :)

Richard Healey said...

I love your quilt and pinned it. I too have a son that helps take pictures and some times they are more entertaining then useful for the blog such is life. Great giveaway thank you for having such great inspirations.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

You're right! Delightful colors for this time of year! What fun.

momof3 said...

I have been wanting to try a triangle quilt and I love this new line. What a perfect chance to do both!!

Lori H said...

I have been drooling over this new line! Thanks for the chance!!

mindingmomma said...

very happy quilt! thanks for the chance to win.

mindingmomma at aol dot com

bunbear said...

love the quilt! i think i have that tool. maybe i'll dig it out and use it.

Serendipity said...

I love your quilt! You do such amazing stuff. Triangles have always scared me and I am just getting my feet wet with them. Thanks for the chance to win! wanoniem(at)yahoo(dot)com

Donna Hollingsworth said...

I would love to win one of these wonderful bundles! Thanks for the opportunity!

jackie-donna@msn.com

Quilt Monkey said...

What great fabrics! I've been trying not to look through the Connecting Threads catalogs when they come in the mail because I seriously should not be buying any more fabric. But these are awesome prints!! Thanks for the chance!

KateKwiltz said...

That is VERY happy fabric! I smiled when I saw it in the catalog, too.
Great top!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the pop with the navy. Thanx for the chance.

Connie H. said...

Beautiful quilt and great giveaway.




cheffner2@embarqmail.com

Eileen S said...

Would love to win the fabric...it's so happy! And I do love those triangles, but have never attempted them. Maybe I need to get that ruler too. OK, one more thing I love.....YOUR BOOK! I just ordered it from Connecting Threads and it's wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Just love love this color combo!!! This quilt will be great to snuggle under and watch the fall leaves blow. Thanks for showing us all your great work.
Lisa in MO

Pieces of Cotton said...

I would love to try something from Connecting Threads - I've just never gotten around to it, but I've always been interested.

Erin Kathleen Thim said...

I am just loving these colors together. Perfect for a tom boy!

Deb said...

Love the quilt, it's very cute.

Beth said...

I love the triagngles!
Elmiller33(at)gmail(dot)com

supersara20 said...

Would love a chance to try some Connecting Threads fabrics, I've been curious about them.

Stacy said...

Love the fabric! Love the quilt!

ModernPatchworks said...

This line of fabric is beautiful for summer and fall! I would so love to win a FQ bundle of it. I follow your blog daily. Thank you for making my mornings brighter!

jamiespackman@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I have been admiring this collection of fabrics. Just my style. I would love to win it!

Leigh R. said...

What a great quilt! Love the colors!

Caryn said...

I'd love to win this. Something to brighten up an otherwise unbearable week.

Cindy (quiltedangel) said...

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this fabric line. A gal can never have too much fabric, right! Oh the quilts I could and would make from this fabric. Thank you and Con. Th. for the chance to win these yummy, yummy fabrics. Love your blog and look forward to getting them each week. (some times we're lucky and get them more than once) Keep up the good work! You have touched so many lives with your love.

Jennifer said...

I really like this fabric and the triangles are great! Maybe my next project will be triangles!

Amanda said...

that is such a great color combo. And nice placement. The navy pop seals the deal.

Sam said...

Triangles are great! I agree with the addition of the navy really adding some depth to your quilt. I wrestle so much with fabric choices, I bow down to your creativity.

ps- love goofy kids! Oh and fabric ;)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Nice job! Love the color combination too - transitional from Summer to Fall. Jenn
purpleheartorijennals@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Love the quilt, love the pattern, love the colors. Oh, and did I mention I love getting your email updates? Well, I do! :-)

Mama Pea said...

It is just great! I love it. Yes, the navy really adds nice depth to the quilt. Well done, Amanda Jean!

Teri said...

Love you quilt and your blog

bethanndodd said...

So so cute! All those triangles make me smile. Another to add to my long list ;) Thanks for the chance. Smiles~Beth

Carla said...

Love your giveaways!!!! Love this fabric!

Maggie B said...

Love the quilt! Love the trianges! Love the colors!

Terri said...

Your oldest sure is handsome! LOL
Nice quilt.
Hugs

Bonnie said...

Love the quilt and the pic of your helper. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cyn ;-) said...

What a super great quilt! I just recently tried some of CT's fabrics... love the quality!
Your 'out take' photo made me laugh, too. Kids are fun.
Thanks for op to enter drawing - please throw my name in the hat. Thanks.

Nexxxus Ramblings said...

Oh I just love what you have done with Connecting Threads fabrics. I just love ordering from them. You are so very creative. Thanks for posting this.

Angie said...

Love this top!! The fabrics are so fun and I love the navy in it. Would love to be included in the drawing for the FQ bundle. :)

Hannah said...

Love the fabric, and the quilt!

Michael and Rachelle said...

Beautiful quilt! My friend just bought that template from JoAnns on clearance. I am going to use it when she is finished. Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan J Gilman said...

Oh how I love this!

Sooz said...

..oops! forgot my email!

Diane said...

Pretty colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabrics! And such a nice quilt, too. I Would love to win a bundle- pick me, please :)
dnovander@chitech.biz

Maureen said...

What a happy quilt! Triangles are such fun.

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt! Love this fabric!

Shaunab said...

I LOVE this quilt. Hope to win.

beeps said...

That is such a cute line. I love their fabrics and thread - your blog introduced me to them back when i got back into sewing! It would be awesome to win!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Awesome quilt! I LOVE the fun "goofy" picture you included - looks like something one of my kids would do!

Heather Smith said...

I have been looking for a triangle quilt pattern..this just might be the one..thanks for sharing

Jess said...

Love those colors. I've been itching to make a triangle quilt.

Fran said...

I have never made a quilt out of just triangles. After seeing this, I might have to try it. I love the colors!

cardenfran@gmail.com

Nana-Bob said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I want to make one of those. It is on the list! Thanks

Unknown said...

Deborah N.: These fabrics are great! I would love to be able to make a quilt using them. Great job on YOUR Sunshine Quilt ;)

Sandra :) said...

I've recently received a lovely order from Connecting Threads - I splurged and got the butterfly thread guide from Paul's Metals - for 40% off, YAY! And a few other things, of course!

Michelle C said...

That orange and yellow would work wonderfully in my palette stash...and I'm sure I could give the rest of it a home, too!

Carole said...

I have the Connecting Threads flyer on my desk. Love the new Hello Sunshine line. Will be ordering a fat 1/4 pack but winning one would be nice.

Nita said...

I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

ranniroo said...

Such beautiful fabric! Thanks for this opportunity!

LauraC said...

Seeing all these triangle quilts makes me want to do one too. I really love how yours turned out.

Maribeth said...

You are such an inspiration! I love that quilt!

Tracey said...

This quilt looks so fun! Thanks for the giveaway.
teekayb29@gmail.com

Jess said...

LOVE connecting threads!!

Michelle said...

Love!! I've had ne of these quilts on my to do list... Now I'm thinking it needs to be sooner than later!

Material Mary said...

Love how the quilt turned out with the fabric...this fabric line is cute
Mary

Lullaby said...

Love these fall colours and they look awesome in your quilt. Thanks for a chance to win something pretty. In case I win, I can be reached by my e-mail.

Sara K said...

Love this line! Hope I win it!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win these fabrics! I am thinking that comment #387 is lucky! Debbie gregndeb@amerytel.net

Brittany said...

My sister is the goofy quilt holder in my family. Well, if you don't count me or my mom. Wait, that is most of us!
Very nice quilt!

Lisa said...

I was just cutting triangles last night. Love this quilt and the beautifully cheerful fabric. Love Connecting Threads and would love to win some.

TheMugglePuggle said...

Such a lovely quilt made from equally lovely fabrics! It sure does look like it would add cheer to any room :)

kristine said...

I also love the colors and fabrics :)
collinkh(at)yahoo(dot)com

the girlfriend gap said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I love all the colors. Thanks for a chance to win these treasures. janita

Deborah said...

So excited! I love Connecting Threads! The quilt is very pretty and looks easy to put together.
Thanks for the chance,
Deborah

Rebecca said...

This is such a fun fabric line, you picked a great quilt pattern to show it off!

cara said...

I'm a newbie to quilting and love this new quilt! Would love more fabric to keep practicing. cara(at)starvingwebmasters(dot)com

ultraorganized said...

Thanks for showing off this quilt -- I purchased the ruler some time ago for a project and now I have another to work on - and I adore Connecting Threads !}

Wendy said...

I love Connecting Threads! Great prices and good shipping to Canada. Thanks!

Cindi said...

Fun quilt! Love the triangles!
Cindi
sisseranne&yahoo.com

Julie Thompson said...

I just discovered Connecting Threads and love their site!

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