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.

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Kelleigh said...

Even though number one never wins, I would love to be entered in the give away to make my own happy sunshine quilt.

Amy Sampson said...

The pic of your son is great! Definitely one to keep.

(I can be reached by email if I win)

Karen said...

Lovely quilt. You are right just a touch of Fall in this one. Thanks for offering up a giveaway.

Johanna said...

I love triangles, they so much fun. They are just as great as simple squares.

scraphappy said...

What a fun fabric line. I just loaded up a basket from Connecting Threads, but no sunshine for me.

quiltingbonnie said...

I didn't seem my comment...will try again. Good pic of your oldest son...a sunny, summer top, and playful. You can reach me by my email

Danielle said...

Love the happy fabric!

Rachel said...

Oh gosh, I love this quilt!!I love all of the different color pops...really came out great! Love that line of fabric too, so thanks for the opportunity!!

Heather D. said...

Just lovely! Thanks for the giveaway offer.

Carrie L said...

I was just looking at Connecting Threads and wondering how that fabric looked in real life. The colors look very cheery!

donna from canada said...

Love the chance to win

Suzanne said...

Count me in! I can always use a little more sunshine. Thanks, Amanda Jean!

TaraB said...

I love Connecting Threads - Pick me for the fat quarter! I could use some "Sunshine" in my life

It's been a rough year at my house!

Pam said...

What wonderful colors! Whether I win or not, some of this is coming to my house!

redheadedbaker said...

Triangle madness! I love it! The colors and pattern are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

Alisa said...

I've been eyeing this line! I like what you've done with it.

Cindy said...

Oh I have this fabric on my wish list right now! So CUTE!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sara said...

I'd love to make a matching quilt!

Svetlana said...

what a fun quilt, love all the colors and patterns, and that touch of navy is genius!

Andrea R said...

This is so gorgeous! I love this color combo. :)

Shannon said...

Cute quilt! All of those triangles remind me of bunting. Love the crisp green and muted yellow colour combo in this line of fabric. Thx for the chance to win!

Sue said...

So simply yet so pretty...great job. Your quilt makes me think of sunshine too!

JustPam said...

Lovely quilt. I really like your helper's photo. Boys!

jan said...

I love Connecting Threads and this quilt! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lindy said...

I have been drooling over those fabrics on Connecting Threads' website, but just couldn't manage to buy them. Maybe I'll be a lucky one and win! Then I could make a beautiful quilt like yours!

Kristy said...

I loved this line at first site! Excellent choice for the fabrics by making a triangle quilt.

linda f said...

Amandajean,

I would love to win connecting threads fabric. Your quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for your give away!

Cheers,

Linda
Linda@fieldhouses.net

Susan K from Canada said...

Amanda - count me in - I love the dots and checks - thanks for a chance to win - and you said Canada too

Alison said...

I would love some of that fabric! It is so cheery. :)

debby said...

this really is a stunning quilt. those aren't my typical colors, but i am loving it in this pattern. i could definitely use the fat quarter bundles.

Andrea said...

Love your quilt!

erin.b.white said...

such an inspiring quilt with fantastic fabrics! love it!

Ashley Probst said...

I love the late addition of the navy! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Would love the chance to win.
Amazing colour choice. I would not have thought these go together. However, they go together beautifully.

sandra(dot)klassen(at)pobox(dot)com

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love the colours in this quilt! And I would love to win a bundle of the fabric! Thank you!

apple slice said...

perfect quilt top. excellent blog. :)

Louanne said...

Although I have ordered books and tools from Connecting Threads - I have yet to order fabric from there. Maybe I will get a chance to see what all the excitement is about!

Christine said...

This is a beautiful collection and I like what you've done with it

Rebecca said...

What an adorable line! It would be perfect for my twin niece and nephew. I love how happy it is and I love the cute triangles. (Oh, I also am a fan of Joann's clearance. You never know what you can find.)

Michelle G said...

The quilt is beautiful. I would love a chance to win.

Mrs A said...

Wow that is lovely! Your son made me laugh!

Jo said...

Love that quilt...i need to find that ruler!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Jamie Lee said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the added navy. I have been really wanting that clothes print from this collection. Thanks!

Dedra C said...

i'd like to win! thanks for hosting the give away

Grammy aka Lindy said...

How odd that I am the second LIndy to leave a comment. Doesn't happen hardly ever! "Met" you through my daughter's blog on Margaret's Hope chest. Love the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Slowpoke said...

Love your quilt! Love the fabrics!
I would really love to win
for once.
Thanks for a chance at a great give-away!
Too bad your son is so shy.
He really needs to express his personality more. :-D
(he won't be reading this right?) They're so much fun at this
age. Dare I say cute?

chris.luba@sympatico.ca

The Woolen Cellar said...

What a great quilt. The darker fabrics work so well with the other fabrics...would love to win the fabric!

Kelly Grace said...

Love Connecting Threads fabrics! Love the quilt too!

Anita in Florida said...

Great quilt! Would love to be a winner!!!

Rebecca said...

I love this quilt! The navy you added is perfection.

Rebecca said...

What a great quilt - love the colour combo!

Dot said...

I love this quilt and the colors are perfect for the "fall is coming" theme. I, also, buy fabrics from Connecting Thread and have never been disappointed.

Cheryl said...

hooray for goofy kids and sunshiney fabrics!

Heddy said...

those colours are gorgeous! I'd love to win a FQ bundle!

bruinbr said...

Such a fun quilt! It makes me smile too! :) thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

I would love to win these fabrics!

Di~ said...

Unique color combination! Love it! Thanks!

Redfinch said...

Wow, what a lovely quilt! I'd love to be able to say "Hello, Sunshine" after days of rain from Isaac (but we were sooo blessed here in FL to be passed by--our prayers are with those still to be affected by Isaac).

stephmabry said...

Love the outtake shot! I have a similar one from the only "photo shoot" style thing I've done, where my arms got tired from holding up a quilt while hubby took photos, so I can definitely relate :) Thank you for the chance to win!

Jolie said...

I love those fabrics! They look so perfect together. I wonder if my local quilting shop has them yet...


jolie.altman@gmail.com

Kathi said...

Great quilt...I have been itching to make a triangles quilt and would love to win this fabric! Good luck all!

Karen said...

It is the perfect quilt for 'back to school'. Part summer (greens) and part fall (oranges/yellows).

Amber said...

First off, I have to tell you Amanda Jean that you were the first quilting blog I ever started following when I first started quilting.

I've been noticing you using Connecting Thread's fabrics a lot recently and have been intrigued to try them. I especially love the illustrated prints in the stack you used.

Katie B. said...

Awesome! I could use some more sunshine in my life!

Mary Meier said...

Hello Sunshine is such a cheerful group of fabrics. :)

Bobbbi said...

That's such a fun quilt! I really like the fabrics.

counselorbobbi yahoo com

Bobbi said...

It looks like blogger got rid of my "at" and "dot" in my email address above. Oops.

counselorbobbi at yahoo dot com

ARod said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Beautiful quilt!

lynaeve said...

The quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the chance

Julianne said...

Hi Amanda, those are some gorgeous fabrics and I love your quilt...that Kona navy really does POP! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carrie said...

Oooh, I would love to win!

cshamp at hotmail dot com

kimmie9503 said...

Awesome colors! Pick me please!

Marianne said...

Okay, did I just leave a comment? It did not show. I will say it again just in case. I would love to win this to make a baby quilt for my friend!

Cassie said...

Those really are great summer into fall colors! Lovely!

Brenda said...

This fabric and your quilt makes me happy just looking at it.

Anne said...

That is sew pretty. I am loving triangle quilts. I just might have to copy you.

brownj6610 said...

The photo of your quilt top wrapped around your son is my favorite. Nice quilt top!

Megan said...

Looks fabulous. That navy solid really does make a huge difference. So lovely that your son helps!

JaideyBug said...

Oh I would love to win such gorgeous fabric! I could definitely put it to good use! Thanks for the chance to win. jacy468 at aim dot com

Glynette said...

Love the quilt

Sarah Craig said...

I love your quilt, even more than I love that fabric line - and that's saying a lot! I've been eyeing it for a few days now - so thanks for the chance to win some!!!

Tiffany said...

Love!!! <3

Debra said...

I love Connecting Threads fabrics and use them all the time. It would be great to win some!

maureen said...

I love the fabrics you used!! I have never tried fabric from Connecting Threads, but would love a chance to win some. (of course that might just start another addiction!)

Susan said...

OOOOH, I love the Hello Sunshine line! It is so fun and cheery! And your quilt looks great---simple, quick and easy! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dolly said...

Nice job. At first, I thought, "now why in the world would someone use that dark fabric in there?" But you balanced the placement and you said it just right...it's DEPTH ! Yes ! You've taught this old quilter a new lesson.......thank you.

And I'd love to see what I could do with a set of these fat quarters. Sign me up !

AmberLou said...

Love it!
heers04 at msn dot com

Amy said...

Such a pretty quilt! And Joann's clearance is my favorite!! :) Thanks!

Amy suzysetter(at)cox(dot)net

Toni said...

Beautiful quilt, Amanda! I have been wanting to try a triangle quilt, too. Those fabrics are lovely. Thanks for the giveaway!

Denise S said...

Deifinitely looks like the end of summer with fall on th horizon!

Cindy G. said...

The colors are great. Very cheery.

Denise S said...

It is Denise S here...dlkedv@yahoo.com...In my first post, I forgot to leave contact info for when I wim! So here is my email.

Jen said...

such cheerful fabrics!

leigh7911 said...

That's a gorgeous quilt! I love connecting threads.

Emily said...

Such happy fabric - I love the quilt!! -- Emily

Sue said...

Oh my, but I love this fabric. I have been trying to decide which patterns to buy. But first I need some $$ so winning here would be wonderful! Your quilt is beautiful! I recognized the fabric right away.

DKB said...

I must def try a triangle quilt. All the ones I see are so great and I am definitely interesting in working with CT fabrics . Have always wondered what the quality is like

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your quilts and I love CT! and I need some sunshine!
karb- if I win I'll send e-mail addy.

Karen said...

What a great quilt - and I have that ruler!!

Lyn said...

Very cute quilt! Thanks for the give away!

Ruth K said...

Really, really nice and cheerful. This collection just make it so. Thanks for posting this giveaway.

Gina said...

I really like this quilt. Connecting Threads fabric is a perfect choice. Can you do a tutorial on making an equilateral quilt, if you haven't already?

Neicee said...

I adore that quilt... I am still afraid of triangles. Love the colors! Would love to win..My son is 26 and he is still goofy and makes me laugh! I count on it..It is such a blessing.

Lori said...

I sure love those colors.

Deb said...

I'm in love with non-HST triangle quilts right now - just finished a top from equilateral triangles an hour ago!

TexPat said...

Oh, my! I'm expecting a delivery from CT tomorrow and it includes a Sunshine bundle!! Wouldn't mind having another especially since I've seen it made up! Very pretty. Thanks to you and CT for a fab giveaway.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Heather said...

Such fun happy fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

Brynn said...

Great quilt and great fabric! What a happy marriage :)

Erin M. said...

I'd like to make a triangle quilt too. Yours turned out very nicely, I see what you mean about the navy really adding something important to the quilt top. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lynn said...

Love the quilt!! I have some of this fabric in my cart at CT. I think I'll hold off on the order for a day or two, maybe it will be my lucky day. It's such a bright happy line of fabric.

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I love Connecting Threads too, especially their Tangerine Thread, I use it on quilts of all colors! I love to get their catalog in the mail too with all the new holiday projects to make! Would be delighted to win their bundle of Sunshine fabrics! jezibels at comcast dot net

Pokey said...

I'm jumping in, I just purchased your book from them a bit ago. It already is looking dog eared and ragged, don't cha love it?!?
:-}pokey

Sailor's Mom said...

Oh, what a marvelous quilt! I'd LOVE to be entered in the giveaway offer. I buy from Connecting Threads, too, and am very happy with their fabric. I've been wanting to make an equilateral triangle quilt for ages, and this group of fabrics just inspired me. If I do not win, I'm going to make this anyway!
I can be reached at seawaif@yahoo.com

Lori said...

I love your quilt! Cute fabric! I love Connecting Threads fabric and thread!

Chelsea said...

I'm just learning (from a particularly bad fabric choice on a project that's now on the shelf) that you have to love your fabrics in order to have the motivation to finish. I love these fabrics!

jen c said...

I've been seeing a lot of triangle quilts lately - very inspiring. I'm just learning to use a sewing machine and I'm looking forward to building a fabric stash of my own!

Christina said...

I'd LOVE a bundle! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Goddess in Progress said...

Lovely! That's not my normal color palate, but I have to agree with you, it's just so sunny and happy.

There's something in the air with those equilateral triangles - I just finished a quilt like that, too!

jmniffer said...

I've had my eye on this fabric line; I would love to win some. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Tricia said...

I love this quilt! The triangles and selection of fabric are great together.

Kimberly Harris said...

Beautiful quilt.. sure would love to win a chance to play with those colors myself! Sigh.. summer isn't just hanging on, it still has us in a death grip. Could use some autumn here! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kate said...

I love the clothesline print! And the outtake. I get outtakes like that from my helper husband.

Angie said...

What great fabrics! And I love the triangles!

Kris P said...

Oh, I love that quilt. I need to get quilting! I'm starting to love orange- ever since meeting. Still don't have much in my scrap bin, but I'm working on it. I'd love to win the fat quarter bundle. rnkpedrow at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Yummy fabric! Love it!

Jackie Mann said...

Beautiful quilt! Just love your blog and work :) jd.mann@sasktel.net

Sarah said...

You are right - these fabrics do look like summer!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy from Our Dish said...

That color combo is fantastic! You never cease to amaze me. I would love to have some of those for myself :) Thanks!

hope said...

I love this quilt (and the fabrics)

Renee said...

I'm loving those fabrics, and those triangles!

Bailey said...

I love this line of fabric and you are right it does make you happy by looking at it. If it was scented, it would smell of sunshine and lemons.

Sara said...

This really is a cheerful happy quilt. Love those colors!

Sara said...
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What Comes Next? said...

love your quilt - a triangle quilt is on the top of my list to make. I was just admiring this line the other day and have it added to my basket - got be my favourite line from Connecting Threads thus far. Thanks for the opportunity!

(sorry if this comes up twice - I'm having some blogger issues!)

Lindsay said...

I love the color combinations in this quilt.

Sonia B said...

What a stunning color combo! And I do love that pop of depth that the navy adds. Thanks for the chance.

Betsy said...

I love reading your blog because you share what you have to smile about!!!

Linda Kay said...

Love that colors! And great picture of your son :)

. said...

Love the quilt, thanks for the giveaway!

Julia said...

Love Connecting Threads, Love the new fabric lines! LOVE your quilt!

Annalia said...

So amazing! I just love the colors..and the triangles! Hard to piece?

Ooo...pick me, pick me!

Fibercrafter said...

I love the colors and prints in that collection! Thanks for the chance.

Diane said...

Great colors! Love it! Thanks for the give away.

Miss Alissa said...

I love Connecting Threads!! Great stuff!

Marci said...

Love the quilt! You have such a good 'eye' for colors! Thanks for the opportunity for treasures!

greelyrita said...

Because it truly is a cheerful collection, please enter me! I'd love to win!

familylove said...

Love your quilt "Hello Sunshine"! It is beautiful. I would love to win a fat quarter bundle. Keep quilting, love to see all your new creations.

Beth said...

Love your quilt! Maybe I have a chance to win your giveaway so I can make one also.
Thanks for sharing inspiration, Beth in AL

Laurel09 said...

Great quilt! I have had a triangle quilt stuck in my head for a while... I have a growing stack of fabric that I will use to make it (whenever I get to it!)... it would be really fun to add in some of these. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

Thanks for the give away. Love your blog!

Jenilyn said...

Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

Netta said...

Triangles... Got to give them a try. Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt! Actually I love all of yours!

Melissa Schlag
mls_nds6405@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

thank you Amandajean for all your helpful tips and inspiring quilts. I have learned so much from you! and you don't even know who I am! love your quilt photo helper too!

LSS said...

I love triangles!

Heather said...

I love navy! It does look great in your quilt, good addition :) Your quilt is very fun, and I love your "helper" my son does the same thing when he's holding quilts for me, total goofball!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a great quilt! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win the fat quarter bundle.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Love love love the depth added with the navy! Definitely adds a lot to the quilt.

roxi said...

once again, I love another one of your quilts! For me, its the oranges & greens that grab me! my favorite colours ever!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

The navy is what draws me to this quilt. I'm so glad you put it in there! Love all the colors of this, actually. It's a great "guy" quilt--I have to remember this for my own crafting. :)

Carolyn said...

I have recently found your blog and I love it. I am even going back through and reading all of your posts. I have thought about quilting for a while and you have inspired me to dive right in! I am building up my stash so these would be great to win!

Cheerful Homemaker said...

What a gorgeous quilt top!!!

www.cheerfulhomemaker.com

Carla said...

Oh my heart. Beautiful! I would love to win some.

Lisa Lisa said...

I love the fabric and the tri tool ruler! I almost bought that last week but opted for the EZ Dresden ruler instead. Definitely going back to get this one!

Renae said...

I need more fabric and projects like I need a hole in the head, but those sure are pretty colors.

Love your quilt. I keep eyeballing that style but haven't yet ventured into making one.

reklimes at usfamily dot net

Shannon said...

I love your fun quilt! Thank you for sharing it with us! I just became acquainted with Connecting Threads, and their fabrics look really fun and colorful. Oh, and I just wanted to say too...A huge THANKS for all of your wonderful tutorials! Your binding tutorial comes in handy each time I am binding a quilt (which I am still getting the hang of). What a blessing you are to all of us quilters! :)

Lynn said...

What a wonderful give away. Please put my name in the drawing.

Jennie P. said...

I love that color combo too, and I want to do a quilt with all the prisms like yours.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful give away!!! this fabric line is lovely to win!! thank you for the opportunity to win!

Donna

Linda said...

Love the triangles and I love reading your blog!
I actually feel a little sad when you skip a few days Thanks for a chance to win
Lindasdream41@yahoo

Linda

DeniseClaire said...

Love the photo of the quilt with arms. ;)

Anonymous said...

lovely lovely fabric would like to put my name in to win

Donna
amymcg@telus.net

Linda T said...

That's such a great quilt; you're right, the navy does make it! Count me in - I'd love to get some fabric to play with!
ltenhage@gmail.com

Heidi Staples said...

This really is an amazingly perfect picture of the transition from summer to fall. Thanks so much for sharing these great fabrics!

Jen and Eric said...

That quilt is adorable! I love the triangles, even though I'm not normally and triangle fan!

Jane S. said...

I love those fabrics -- they're cheerful and relaxing at the same time! It's a great quilt. :)

Candias said...

I absolutely loved this quilt and would love to win some fabric to make my own! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Alycia said...

great quilt. I love your helper!! Isn't it funny what they can do!!

Anonymous said...

I love Connecting Threads -- love their fabric, thread and Customer Service! (And I love your quilt!) Florence

pnf1965@warwick.net -- just in case

Leah S said...

Great boy fabrics, just what I need. :)

Judith said...

The navy was definitely a good call. And I love the larger triangles--they really showcase the fabric. Thanks for the great give away.

Sandra said...

Ooh. Love that quilt. So summery (as summer is almost at a close here in Atlantic Canada...sad) and cheerful. Thanks for the chance and thanks to Connecting Threads...

Dennis and Barb said...

Thanks for the chance to win this fun fabric!

Brittney said...

Love the quilt!

brooke said...

OH how fun. That is a pretty bundle!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Mariel said...

I love your quilt! I have never used any Connecting Threads fabric. Hope to win this and give it a try! Thanks so much to you and Connecting Threads for the give away!

Leslie said...

Love, love, love your Sunshine quilt. It's absolutely darling...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Jo said...

I love these colors too! Ive had my eyes on these fabrics since they came out. thanks for the chance to win. love the Michigan pictures by the way.

nancy cantril said...

Love the giveaway! Love the wonderful triangle quilt you made and the fabric additions!! Mcantril@kc.rr.com

Lisa in Port Hope said...

The outtakes are the best photos for memories, are they not? I've used a few of the connecting threads fabrics, they are nice.

Jeneta said...

Great quilt - love the outtake shot!

Love Of Quilts said...

Cute quilt! Nice fabrics.

VeeV said...

Oh how lovely!!!
what a gorgeous quilt, you are so right in your description of the sunshine-iness of it.
beautiful!! as always,
xo
eva

Kristi said...

amazing quilt- as always! you inspire me. hopefully I can finish up a quilt or two this year!

Ann said...

That is a fantastic quilt. I see why you love to peek at it so much! The colors are amazing and I like the pattern you selected. Enjoy your last few days of summer :) Take care, Ann

Quilting_Chris said...

What a great quilt, love the addition of navy to the mix. Thanks for a chance to win a bundle of sunshine for myself.

Lauren said...

I just love this quilt! The fabric is gorgeous. llsieg (at) earthlink dot net

Laura said...

LOVE Connecting Threads! I've been admiring this fabric!

Melanie said...

Love the triangles...I need to make me a triangle quilt now :)

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