Monday, February 25, 2013

Argyled Quilt Along and Kit Giveaway!

 

I'm thrilled to share my new springy quilt, "Argyled," with you today! For those of you who are here for the first time, my name is Jess and I am a relatively obsessive quilter. Give me a free day on the weekend and a pile of fabric and (hopefully) there will be some moderny goodness in the end. So, you can imagine my response when Nicole of 1 Choice 4 Quilting asked me to design a quilt for the shop's newly restarted online club...

  ...allons-y! ("let's go" in French) (especially if you're a massive Doctor Who geek like me)

 Sadly, it's really hard to see the quilting on the backing (look below for more pics), but I'm in love with these prints! IN LOVE.

This quilt was inspired by the beautiful argyle sweaters everyone and their mom wears during the winter. I kept seeing them everywhere and I actually really need to get one myself! They keep you snuggly and warm, and so will this quilt :) It's a pretty large nearly- square lap size (I will update this with the measurements - forgive me, it's being washed again after the photoshoot), and you have the option of quilting in an "argyle" pattern, which I will explain/instruct. They DO say the quilting makes the quilt, after all!


This quilt offers you a unique, simple layout that is layer cake friendly and showcases every print in the beauteous new Kate Spain line, Honey Honey (I can't get enough). Plus, if you've been stuck in the snow lately (like Kate herself) you'll appreciate the springy pop this brings to your living room :) It was a complete joy to make and I hope you enjoy making one too!


 I had a vision to break up the diamonds with strips to make it more of a modern finish. I'm so glad I did! Plus, the lace and orange prints are just to die for...

Whenever there's a finished quilt around here, there's a rousing photoshoot. I enlisted my favorite assistant, my 16-year-old sister, Marisa, to help.

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----QAL Info and Giveaway----

The quilt along will go on throughout March (though it is a quick quilt and it could be put together in a few days!). I have diagrams and plenty of pictures to share with you! The schedule is as follows:

March 6: Cutting and piecing the diamonds
March 13: Cutting and piecing the strips, finishing the quilt top
March 20: Quilting
March 27: Post a picture of your quilt to the flickr group for a prize!

  • Nicole has the kits listed in her shop at the discounted price of $89.99 (20% off and free shipping!). Order your kit now, to make sure you get it by the 6th!
  • She is generously giving away 1 Argyled Quilt Kit on her blog! Leave a comment here for one chance, and if you are an old or new follower of Quilty Habit, you get a second chance (just leave a separate comment). 
  • Head over to Nicole's post for 8 MORE chances to win! 
  • Winner will be announced by 4 pm on March 1 (closes at 12 noon).

All crinkly from the wash :)

I can't thank Nicole enough for all of her support of my quilting and ideas - and I'm lucky enough that we live very near each other and can sew/fabric obsess in person! Be sure to stop by her fantastic shop and see all the beautiful fabrics she has in (besides Honey Honey, I'm drooling over Comma).


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86 comments:

  1. I have also started to really love argyle, and bought my first pair of argyle socks this winter (I am 43 years old-ha!). looks like a fab quilt and I will quilt along if I can muster it!

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  2. Awesome jess! I don't think I'll have time to join you, but I love it!

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  3. Oh, and I'm a follower of course :o)

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  4. Great argyle!! I wear argyle most mornings with my socks so I love it!! Great giveaway!

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  5. Great quilt there Jess and I love the colours.

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  6. Great looking quilt, I love the pattern

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  7. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  8. HI! Such a neat pattern>quilt!
    Thanks so for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  9. That is an awesome looking quilt! Hope I can make one just as beautiful!

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  10. This is such a beautiful quilt!

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  11. Looks like fun! Check out my Tardis quilt :) https://www.etsy.com/listing/107598438/tardis-quilt

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  12. I love 1 choice 4 quilting!!!! Love the argyle :)

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  13. I follow your wonderful blog via email

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  14. What a great quilt!
    Count me in please!

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  15. I'm already a follower. Thanks again.

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  16. This design is awesome! It looks complicated yet I think pretty easy to piece. Love it! I am jealous you live nearby so you can check out Nicole's stock in person!

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  17. I could get very excited about this quilt. Different fabric would make it perfect for a lot of different people.

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  18. I'm a follower, and glad to be one.

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  19. I am hooked on the modern quilts. This is a great pattern. 3bakergirls@gmail.com

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  20. I love your pattern, especially in the kate Spain print. It's just joyful!

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  21. Looks amazing, I think I'll have to add it to the to-do pile!

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  22. Fun quilt!! I like how bright and cheery it is! I may have to make another quilt!

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  23. I am a seasoned follower of your blog :)

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  24. Oh....I'm jumping and following now from Nicole's blog :) I can't wait!

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  25. This quilt is beautiful! Definitely looks like a pop of spring.

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  26. Beautiful fabric, and a lovely quilt design - thanks!

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  27. I am a new follower of your blog!

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  28. I really love the colors in this quilt!

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  29. Great quilt and giveaway! Glad to find another lovely blog, I'm following you now :)

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  30. I already follow your blog! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

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  31. Lovely quilt. Thanks for the chance to win

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  32. I follow you through blog loving

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    1. Hi Margaret,

      You are the winner!! Please contact either Jessica or Nicole by Saturday at 4pm.

      Congrats!!

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  33. Great quilt that you designed. Came over from Better off thread!

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  34. Congratulations, Jess, on being asked to post your tutorial for that lovely quilt. Of course you know that I'm a long-time follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

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  35. Congradulations for being asked to do this quilt. It is lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to win the kit. What fun.

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  36. How exciting for you!! WOW!! IT sure is a great looking quilt. I am looking forward to making this quilt. You and your sister are so funny!!

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  37. I have been a follower for a while!!

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  38. Beautiful quilt . Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I am a new follower!! Love this quilt the colours are amazing!!

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!!

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  41. Brand new follower here...conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. very nice quilt. I love that you used Kate Spain's fabric for this. Makes this quilt doubly nice!

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  43. This is a great pattern. Do this is the surprise you were waiting to reveal:)

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  44. I love Argyle! I am now an email follower.

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  46. Your design is a great way to show off some great prints!

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  47. This is so fun. Love your quilt. I'd love to be included in the draw.

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  48. I follow your blog and would LOVE to be included in the drawing! Woot! (Not that I ever win anything, but hey, the anticipation is always fun!)

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  49. It's a great quilt! I can't wait for the quilt along to start.

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  50. I love your quilt design. I like the way you broke up the diamond strips.

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  51. Loooove this Quilt!!! Honey Honey is Gorgeous fabric line, runs way close second to my love of Marmalade line! lol Would love to make this Quilt!!

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  52. I'm a new Follower of your blog now too...thru GFC. :)

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  53. Your quilt is beautiful and this collection is really tempting!
    Thank you for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  54. I'm a new follower of your blog
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  55. I love this quilt. It will make a great quilt for kids.

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  56. What a cheerful quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. Awesome! I'm a follower. Glad I saw your giveaway before it was too late. :)

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  58. I think it would make a wonderful quilt to give away to someone in need.

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  59. It`s fabulous.Love your design and fabrics choice.Thanks for the chance.I do follow!

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  60. So adorable! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  61. I love your colors and fabric in this wonderful quilt! Such a neat idea to pick up the argyle pattern! Isn't it great to be able to make quilts out of lots of different items such as sock patterns, tile patterns, and almost any other pattern there is!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Oh my word that is gorgeous, when I first saw it I thought it was a little quilt, but it really is beautiful... and has just made my list of things to make.

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