Sunday, October 21, 2012

home sweet quilt Blook Tour


Welcome to the home sweet quilt Blook Tour! Our very own talented Jill Finley of Jillily Studio has penned a fabulous new book for Martingale & Co.

We love Jill's fresh style. Her quilts are so very pretty but so gorgeous enough to use in decorating your home. Have you seen Jill's new home and studio? You'll have to check out the photos from her recent open house. You should start here if you haven't seen the photos! We are considering packing our bags and flying out to stay with Jill! Martingale & Co. has some great photos too!

Here are a few of our favorites from the book. The first three quilts would be great to showcase in a little girl's room. The applique is simple yet sophisticated.



Dare we say it? Yes, we are starting to think about making holiday decor. These pillows are easy and simple. You can use holiday colors but still use the pillows long after if you choose the appropriate prints. 

Are you looking for easy gift-giving ideas? These are so darling and quick to whip up as hostess gifts.


We think that the book has a great variety of designs for every quilter. The directions are clear and easy to follow. It almost feels like Jill is sitting right there beside you and guiding you along the way. 

Jill is hosting a grand prize giveaway. It includes her current fabric line, Beyond The Gate, is oh so pretty! The line should be showing up in stores! Run out and buy some of this beautiful line!




She used Beyond The Gate in the pillow and the quilt hanging from the railing. They turned out so wonderfully!



Her giveaway will also include some Aurifil thread! Gorgeous colors in the box that compliment Jill's fabrics.



There are other goodies worth $150! Wow! Make sure that you like our blog! That's part of the entry requirements!

We are going to have our own giveaway! Like our blog and tell us your favorite color to use in quilting. That is, what is your go-to color? One lucky winner will win an e-book copy of home sweet quilt and a fat quarter bundle of Jill's fabric!

Contest ends Monday, October 29 at midnight! Make sure that you come back soon! We are off to Houston for Quilt Market and will be back with photos.

Remember to check out the other blogs for their own giveaways!


            WHEN ?                               WHO ?                                  WHERE ?
·      Sat, Oct 13:                 Aurifil Threads                  http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/
           
·      Sun, Oct. 14:               Linda Lum DeBono           lindalumdebono.blogspot.com/
                                     
·      Mon, Oct 15:              Madame Samm                   www.sewwequilt.com
                                                          
·      Tues, Oct 16:              PamKittyMorning               pamkittymorning.blogspot.com
                                                          
·      Wed, Oct 17:              Amy Ellis                            amyscreativeside.com/blog/

·      Thur, Oct 18:              Stitch This (Martingale)     http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
                                                           
·      Fri, Oct 19:                 Chitter Chatter Designs      creativityamongstchaos.blogspot.com
                                              Gigi's Thimble                     alittlebitbiased.blogspot.com
                                                          
·       Sat Oct 20:                  Jacquelynne Steves              thenoblewife.blogspot.com 

     Sun Oct 21:                 Henry Glass Fabrics           henryglassfabrics.blogspot.com           
                                            


-hg


109 comments:

Mommarock said...

I follow your blog, and my favorite color to use is red. I figure I can use red for any holiday. Red for valentines, Christmas, Easter, Even Halloween because the leaves are turning.. I use deep red in my house in the decor (more of a burgundy)..I just love my REDS.

Teresa said...

I love to use red in my quilts along with gold.
I like and follow your blog

Gill said...

I'm a follower!
I love to use green - but my most used colour would be white!

Kathryn said...

My favorite color is green, and it goes with just about everything, so I use it a lot.

lindav said...

I follow your blog and love the new designers you introduce us to! My favorite go- to color is purple....just a splash here and there always adds a little 'pop'!

trillium said...

I don't plan to use it in all of my future quilts, but yellows are my most used colors to date because I had a lot of print fabric stashed that had yellow in them. From butterflies to jungle animals to autumn leaves to polka dots, they are all cheerful prints that sport different shades of yellow. I'm sewing the strips of patches together now, for 5 different quilts.

Emily C said...

I love blue. Almost to the point where I over blue things =)
I follow your blog.

Lisa Marie said...

Lately my go-to color has been aqua. I like and follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win -- this looks like a great book and the fabrics are beautiful!

Sharon said...

Oh I just love this book. And I have to say I adore the fabric she used...her eye for color is just wonderful. I loved following this book tour, thank you so much..

Donna said...

My favorite color to use in quilts is red, with green close behinds. Seems odd since my favorite color is blue. I simply like the look of red (and green) in quilts.

I like (follow) both Henry Glass and Jill Finley on FB and the respective blogs. I love reading both. Happy quilting.

JCnNC said...

Favorite go-to color would be red - so versatile and somehow sparks all other colors into being. I follow by email and I so want this book. I have seen and love all the reviews - fingers are crossed. Judy C in NC

giddy99 said...

I'm a newbie, and haven't a go-to color just yet (since I'm making things for other people). But MY quilts (the ones I'm going to make for me tend to be ROYGBIV). :)

margil56 said...

I use a lot of black, because I like the way it makes other colors look brighter. Black and white prints are a favorite, too. I'm signing up to follow your blog as well. Thanks!

notqnot said...

I follow your blog. My favorite color is blue, and I try to use it as often as possible.

Debbie said...

I follow your blog. I just love this book. My favorite go to color is black. It provides a great neutral that lets color pop. I also use lots of white.

Sharon said...

I almost always use some red in my quilts. It is my favorite color. This blog tour was fun. I am following all the blogs.

Jeanne said...

I really love pink and try to include it in my quilts. I really enjoy your fabrics and Jill especially is delightful. I loved her open house online, it was just like being there

Junebug said...

Red is a color that I love and I always try to incorporate it. By the way I'm just moving into Jill's house, love, love!!!

Sandy D said...

I seem to grab for the blues and greens. the tour has been very enjoyable.I follow your blog and have "met" a lot of people because of it.

Joan and Kevin said...

I am a follower.
My favorite color is aqua.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Barb66 said...

I am trending towards pinks and purples now but that is due to granddaughter influence. This is my first time visiting your blog but it will not be my last, it is very enjoyable.

Beth said...

My Go To color is gray. It is a great complement to other colors and helps them shine.

Mimi said...

I am following your blog via GFC. I love to use blues... but if you look at the quilted items that I have made I am all over the spectrum!

Tam said...

Your blog will be on my go-to daily list. Red is my favorite quilting color--my last four quilts/wallhangings have been red/white--all different, of course.

scottylover said...

I am already a follower of your blog. I love using grey in my quilts whenever possible. It makes a nice alternative to white and beige for backgrounds and blends really well.

Thanks for the great give away!
Sandy A

Miss Jean said...

I love to use green. I like and am following your blog!

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I signed up to follow your blog and I'm a follower of Jill's blog. I enjoyed seeing the photos of her beautiful quilts in her new home. My go to colors seem to be aqua and green.

thart41 said...

Red always seems to be my go to color. I am a new follower and love your site:)

lefuntz said...

I don't really have a go to color when it comes to quilting. While I prefer blues, greens and earthtones my quilts often take me way out of that comfort zone. I do usually go to the batiks!

JD said...

I just love color. But I really like red. It gives everything such a pop.

Donna W said...

My go to color is green. Love all shades of the color. I like and follow your blog

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Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I almost always use some for of red, green, and yellow in my quilts. These range from very dark to almost pastel. My favorite color is yellow, but I think I use green more often.

Quilt n Queen said...

What a fabulous blog hop featuring the lovely Jill. Her patterns, fabrics and her studio are gorgeous. I follow both Henry Glass and Jillily Studio by GFC and on FB. My favorite color is red....it pops in a quilt. Thanks for the chance!!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower and I use a lot of white. Thanks for the giveaway!

Margaret said...

I follow your blog and registered for your newsletter. I love green and use it in almost all my quilts My hometown fabric store carries your fabric line and I use it in all my quilts. I cant wait to see if I win this wonderful book but if I dont it is on my to buy list.

Judy1522 said...

I follow your blog and my favorite color that I use most is blue.

Joan said...

I follow your blog. My favourite colour is red. I have loved everyday of the Home Sweet Home Book Tour.Thank you!

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a follower and lean towards green but love all colors.

Nancy said...

I subscribe to your blog! My favorite color is purple, with the fall colors close behind!

Miss Nancy said...

I am a follower and get your newsletter. Thank you for such a great giveaway. I love this book and this line of fabric. I love to use bright colors in my quilts, reds, oranges, pinks, blues, teals, yellows, anything bright.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

MoeWest said...

I like lots of different colours but I think green often makes an appearance in my quilts.

Material Girl said...

I really enjoyed the book tour, all the articles were great, Jill's book is amazing and I have it on my wish list. Amazing prizes and I would so love to win one of them!! Thank-you so much for the book tour.
I am a follower your blog and always enjoy it when I have time to read it.

Cecilia said...

I already follow your blog. I was looking at the quilts I have made and the color I see the most is blue. Thank you for the great giveaway. I always enjoy reading your blog and I love your fabrics.

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Patti said...

I am now a follower of your blog via feedmail as I couldn't become a follower of your blog as I keep on getting Error 404 when I try and join :-( I love Jill's fabric and book and I hate to admit it but my favorite color for accents in my quilts is white.

Kathy H said...

My favorite color to use is red. I am a follower.

ritainalaska said...

i'm a new follower :) my go-to color is always green! thanx for the chance to win jill's book of great patterns.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love a spark of red, I think that is why Jill's quilts all appeal to me so much. Thanks for the fun!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

PS~ I'm not sure how to 'like' you, but I am now a new blog follower. :-)

Susie Johnson said...

I use a variety of "colors" but everything has to look tea dyed!

Christine M said...

I just love everything I've seen in Jill's book. I tend to use all different colours but red is my favourite. My stash of reds is slowing increasing!

barb said...

I am a new follower and glad to be part of your blog "family" i love all colors.babscorbitt@gmail.com

Del said...

All to the blogs have been wonderful! I really love this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Sandra said...

I am a follower of your blog and really do enjoy myself. I love those pillows. I love blue. Any type of blue works for me. So, I will be making those pillows in blue for my bed. Of course, to win a copy of Home Sweet Quilts sure would be nice and I could easily make those blue pillows. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Kd Brown said...

I am a new follower as WeimerMom and my goto color is blue! Love Jill's book so much. Thanks!

Lee said...

Hi from Oz.
I love the book, the quilts and all I have seen of Jill's ideas of decorating with her quilts too.
I would love to win a copy and soooooo pleased at having the opportunity to win some wonderful gifts
Lee

BarbaraG said...

I signed up for your blog. Mygo to color is green - I treat it as my neutral in a lot of mt quilts

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Carin said...

This blog tour was fantastic, I realy loved it !!
I was already a follower.
My go-to color is green and blue. I both used these colors a lot.

Thanks again for the give away !

Lee said...

Fabulous book tour! I really enjoyed it. I have been a follower and I love using green in my quilts. Oct 29th is my birhtday so maybe I will be super lucky! thank you!

Marcia W. said...

I GFC follow your blog and love to visit here. My go-to color for quilts is green. Most of my quilts end up with green in them, even if it is just a touch. The drawing falls just in time for my B'day! Jills quilts and fabric are awesome. I'm looking forward to your photo-log of fall market.
Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

Stacey Larson said...

I love your designers but somehow never knew Henry Glass Fabrics had a blog. I like Reds. I draw to them for some reason. Thanks for being a part of the Blook Tour. :)

sandra said...

I really love your blog although I just found it a few months ago. I have to say that my favourite color is purple.

LJ said...

I do like your blog and follow with Google Reader. I am loving Jill's book and think the projects look fun and I'd like to try some of them. I'm rather all over the place with color. There are just a few I don't care for. Most of my quilts have some green in them - some place.

TINA said...

Her home in real life is even more beautiful than the photos. I was lucky enough to see it during her open house here a few weeks ago. She is so talented. I love her new fabric line. I don't have a favorite color, I love all colors. It show in my home. Each room is a different color. Loving the Book Tour.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I'm a follower and love fabric of all kinds, but I must say red is my go to color. Thanks for hosting this giveway!

farm girl at heart said...

I am new to your Blog - love being updated on new fabrics and patterns to watch for. I tend to select bright and perky colors - these make happy quilts! Thanks for the consistent information you supply your Blog readers.

Heather said...

Red is always my favorite but yellow comes in a close 2nd. I'm always throwing it in! The blog tour was a lot of fun!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

My favorite go to is blue and brown

Karen said...

I'm a follower and just "love" your blog. My go to color is burgundy -- it's always there for me. Just love the quilts in the new book !!

MEG said...

My favorite color is blue, vibrant blue. It appears everywhere.

Renea said...

I follow your blog! My favorite color is red but I really lean towards to blue when looking at fabric and at clothing.

Beverly said...

I couldn't find where to like the blog, but I am a follower. My favorite color is red, but my go to color is blue. I love a little blue with everything.
Thanks for being a part of the tour and offering a chance to win Jill's great book.

LisaT said...

I do not have a go to color per se but I do have a quilt done in blue, green, and purple jewels tones, with a pop of yellow that is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize!

hueisei said...

I follow your blog. I love to use white or pink :)

Snoodles said...

Looks like I'm your newest follower! I love orange lately, and red is a go-to color, also! Thanks for the chance to win such generous prizes!

the girlfriend gap said...

I do not have a favorite go to color. I am now a follower. thanks for a chance to win. Janita

Carla G said...

I'm already a follower of your blog! :) My go to color is blue. This book look fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Julie said...

My go to color to add interest is also my favorite color - red! I know it might be unusual but I love it.

Wendy said...

I'm not sure what you mean by "like" your blog? I'm following... is that it? I love to use blue in my sewing projects

Linda said...

In quilting I use a lot of brown. I love antique and reproduction quilts for my home. But for gifts, the sky's the limit and often the pattern directs me to the color palate. This has been a fun tour.

chefpa said...

Blue is my go-to color! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jen said...

My favorite color to use in quilts is hands down teal. It's also my favorite color period. I tend to use a lot of lime green in my quilts as well.

Barb N said...

Red is always my go-to color, or many of its different tones and hues. I quilt BRIGHTLY - if I'm going to spend all that time, I want to make a statement!

Maxine said...

I'm a follower of your blog. Loved Jill's house tour. My color is red. And this blog hope was so fun.

Mary said...

Purple/Lavender or any shade of Blue are the fabrics that talk to me when I make a quilt. I've loved the Blook Tour. I follow You and have followed Jill for awhile. Her quilts are works of ART!

Jacklynn said...

I am a new follower to your blog. My go-to color is pink - it shows up in alot of the florals I buy and my stash started as a collection of bubble gum pink 1930's reproduction prints. Thanks for the give away!

Stacy Lindblom said...

I'm hooked on green right now.....i can't stop!!!!

Stacy Lindblom said...

I like your blog too!

hadacres said...

I would love to be the winner.

Hifam said...

My favorite color to use is blue. I guess because it's my favorite color. :) I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

KD said...

I love the color red and have used it through out my home. I also love the greens and yellows. Most of Jills quilts are in my color scheme I would love to be the winner.

pbs.seams said...

My favorite color to use in a quilt is a pumpkin spice. It just adds some oomph! But I really want to make a red and white quilt, saving up the pieces for that one.

Margaret said...

My go to color is green because there is a shade for every purpose. This book looks darling!

Sherry said...

I always thought I had to use some blue in every project but red is becoming my new favorite. This looks like a fabulous book.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I DO like your blog and I have to have some blue in just about every quilt I make!

Cindy A. said...

My go to color is yellow. Can't get away from yellow especially when it comes to backgrounds. I follow your blog through a bookmark but will sign up for automatic updates now. Don't want to miss anything!

TADVR said...

A new follower, love these tours & hops to see what's all out there in the blogaspere.. I love reds, as well as green, white, turquoise and black, pretty much any color or fabric to tell the truth. I tell the Scouts I work with that there is no ugly color or fabric, we just haven't cut it small enough... wish i knew who coined that.

Barb said...

I absolutely follow your blog.
As for my go to color, it is brown. Sounds boring, but it comes in so many shades and goes with everything.

Prissy said...

My favorite colors this week are cinnamon and yellows....guess I've got fall fever.

BizyStitches said...

I follow / "like" your blog. Thanks. My taste in color changes with the season. I was using a lot of reds, now I'm into fall colors. Thanks for the wonderful chance to win.

Kay said...

My favorite color is red & I can never get too much of it.

DebrafromMD said...

I seem to put a little red in every quilt that I make.

Pam said...

I didn't even know Henry Glass had a blog! Ok, followed with great abandon now.

I love purples and greens. I made a jelly roll quilt with this and now I want to decorate my bedroom. Since the Jelly roll quilt isn't quite finished, I draped it over a piece of plywood with an old quilt underneath to see how it would look as a fabric headboard. I love it now.
Thanks for letting me enter!

Ellee said...

I'm a follower. All of my quilts have turquoise in them -- sometimes a little bit, sometimes a lot. soparkaveataoldotcom

Joanna said...

I'm a follower. I love every color of the rainbow, but I notice I use quite alot of pink.

robin said...

I love to use Brown. I follow the blog - thanks!

cajunquilter said...

23I like a two color combo, blue and yellow. If I have to choose one it is blue that finds its way into every quilt.

I am a follower.