Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Shabby Fabrics 2015 Blogger Challenge! and a Giveaway!

Today I'm sharing a mini quilt I made for the Shabby Fabrics 2015 Blogger Challenge! I got to choose a couple of my favorite packs of Shabby Fabrics Shabby Shapes for the quilt. Shabby Shapes are pre-fused laser cut applique shapes. All you have to do is peel the paper from the back of the shape and then iron it onto the surface of any fabric or material.

I chose a medium size Butterfly set with printed fabric. They are about 3 inches in size.

I also chose the small size Tulip Set with pin dot. They are about 2". To make the quilt I divided my tulip set in half and placed them onto each side of the lower half of the quilt, leaving space between the flowers for a couple of butterflies. I tried to make the butterflies look like they were flying out and up. It reminded me of freedom and lightheartedness that I feel coming out of a long dreary winter. It just looks like Spring to me! 

I fused the pieces into place and then stitched around each piece one time using free-motion applique. I stipple quilted it adding a little loop-De-loop here and there. The binding is a pretty pink Flower Sugar print by Lecien. My daughter claimed this quilt in a snap! Which always makes me happy when one of my kids really loves something I make. I think it's just adorable and it was a really fun and quick project.

Shabby Fabrics is going to giveaway a set of Butterfly Shabby Shapes to one of you! Leave a comment below for a chance to win. 


Check out the lovely bloggers who are a part of the Blogger Challenge! They are all giving away a set of Shabby Shapes so be sure to stop by their blogs for a chance to win too!
Monday, March 16:
Challenge introduction post on The Shabby (shabbyfabrics.blogspot.com)
Tuesday, March 17:
Paula at The Sassy Quilter (http://www.sassyquilter.com/)
Wednesday, March 18:
Daniela at On the Cutting Floor (http://www.onthecuttingfloor.com/)
Erin at Why Not Sew? (http://whynotsew.blogspot.com/)
Deby at So Sew Easy (http://so-sew-easy.com/)
Thursday, March 19:
Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts (http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/)
Marni at Haberdashery Fun (http://haberdasheryfun.com/)
Friday, March 20:
Melissa at Happy Quilting (http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/)
Mahriam at Three Owls Handmade (http://threeowlshandmade.blogspot.com/)
Melissa at Polkadot Chair (http://www.polkadotchair.com/)
Monday, March 23:
Blog challenge summary post on The Shabby
Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

106 comments:

Anita said...

I would love to win those!

Shelley said...

Super cute quilt! The die cut shapes are so neat! Love how you used them!!

Shelley said...

Super cute quilt! The die cut shapes are so neat! Love how you used them!!

Baa. xxx said...

Your quilt looks great - and the butterflies so happy to be flying free!

ozone3 said...

Absolute beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Mokki said...

your quilt is so sweet. I love the bright fresh colours. I'm not surprised your little girl loved it.

Betsy said...

Winning these would make my life so much easier. My cricut explorer is terrible at cutting smooth lines on fabrics.

Jacque. said...

That is adorable! And, yes...very much Spring-like! A light and airy feel to it, for sure. You're rockin'!!!

charlotte said...

So cute! I love those butterflies!

Linda Dixon said...

What a great colorful fast quilt; I would love to make one!

curious said...

Love the quilt. Great job. Sincerely, Paula K.

Martha Cook said...

This is just darling! Calling my name! Would love to win it!

Beverly said...

What a fun easy way to add some whimsy to a quilt! i would love these!

Sigi G said...

This quilt is so bright and cheerful and pretty with all the butterflies and flowers. You captured it nicely with all the applique placements! My granddaughter's room has the butterfly theme. This would look lovely in her room!

mimischaos said...

It does look like spring and after a taste of it on Monday it was so nice to see this morning. Thanks!
thothwife@sbcglobal.net

Anita said...

I love your quilt Erin, the flowers are gorgeous. I am going to have to get some of those. Hugs. alm@alum.bu.edu

Anonymous said...



Hiya Erin, Your quilt is a breath of spring, just what we need after
winter.


Andrea York said...

Lovely spring quilt! Butterflies are just adorable!

Camille Mendel said...

Darling quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marni @ Haberdashery Fun said...

Hello from HaberdasheryFun… This is great!!

Margaret said...

This quilt is amazing. I love the already cut appliqué pieces. Thanks for the inspiration.

KaHolly said...

Your quilt is so adorable, fresh, bright, cheery! I just love it!

Kathy E. said...

The first time I saw these shapes on Shabby Fabrics, I was drawn to the butterflies and tulips! Your quilt is the ultimate vision I had for them...such a lucky child of yours to choose it for herself. It's beautiful!

Karen said...

Hallejuh it is Spring. Yesterday in eastern NC it was in the 80's with a strong enough wind to blow those butterflies around for sure! Beautiful quilt!

sewlost said...

I love this. Just looking at the quilt makes me smile

Gina S. said...

That is too cute!
bluewolf554@gmail.com

jmniffer said...

Your quilt screams SPRING to me. Love what you did with the tulips to ground the piece so the butterflies can be flying up and about. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at your giveaway.

Donna W said...

Love you quilt! Spring is in the air.

Nisa-mom said...

Absolutely pretty quilt, Erin.. is so spring-y .. I would love to learn how to make it too..

Jennifer said...

Your quilt is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My granddaughter is a butterfly fan - these would be great!

Lee said...

I love their precut shapes! lovely quilt! thank you!

Laura Ferdal said...

I would love to win these - am new to quilting and would love to try this project.

merryorganic@gmail.com
http://annalsofcreation.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-first-quilt.html

Anonymous said...

I would love a set of these butterflies to make some appliqued valances for my daughter's "big girl" room! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Nettie said...

I am in love with all the "precut" appliqué shapes, but my very favorite are the butterflies and tulips!
Would love to try them out.
Thanks!
nettiecrain@live.com

Rebecca said...

Pretty colors and a great size... Love what you did with them...

Kathy said...

Your mini is beautiful! Definitely what I need to be looking at instead of the dirty snow outside my window! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize pack.

Karen said...

those butterflies and tulips are sweet!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Such a wonderful quilt! I love the colors and the shapes :)

silvana (aka silort) said...

this quilt is adorable!!! I would love to win these butterflies to make a quilt for me too!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your quilt is so beautiful Erin!! Love how sweetly springy it looks! So fresh and cheery!! :) Wishing you a lovely day! xo Holly

KathleenD said...

I think your daughter is sooo right to claim this adorable quilt! You did a wonderful, really cute job!
I'd love to try incorporation some Shabby Shapes into my work, too.

virgdale said...

What a fun springtime quilt.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

What a happy and cheerful quilt!! Love those butterflies!

Rachel said...

Very cute. You little mini is so springy! It's a perfect spot of cheer for a stubbornly wintery day!

Davinia said...

What a 'springy' quilt! Really like how you used the flowers and butterflies.

pippirose said...

I love the butterflies! It shouts "Spring"!! (Did you hear that, snow? Melt, already!). :o)

Linda said...

HI WHAT A NEAT QUILT!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Katy P said...

These butterflies are so cool!

OhioLori said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!!! & I loooove Butterflies! Thanks for chance to win! :)

Diane W said...

What a great idea! I would love to win this! Thank you!

Missy Shay said...

What a beautiful quilt, you did a great job!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Alexis Borsboom said...

Wouldn't those be grand for everything!

t_ktl at yahoo.com

jinsnapp said...

I love your quilt! When I saw the different Shabby Shapes, that's what I thought of, butterflies and flowers!

janet evans said...

I love butterflies and spring
I would to win these shapes to make a cute spring quilt

Frances said...

I love your butterfly / tulip combo, such a cute quilt!

Linda said...

I've never heard of shabby shapes. They sound great fun to play with. I'd love the chance to win some and make a quilt or wall hanging.

Cathy Melancon said...

Love your quilt! So fun! I jumped over to Shabby Fabrics to see all the shapes! The possibilities are endless!! Thanks!

Kathy Sue said...

I love those butterflies! But there are some other really cute possibilities as well! Wow! Thanks for the ideas. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

Tricia said...

Love the butterflies! How fun! Will definitely be checking them out :)

Jayne said...

These will make some projects so easy! Love the idea! Your quilt is beautiful, so bright and cheerful!

Sarah said...

I would make something for my daughter if I win these! sarah@forrussia.org

Frankie said...

Such a pretty quilt -- I love the butterflies!

Shayna said...

The butterflies are so cute!

Patti said...

I love your beautiful springtime mini! This would be fun to make and hang on my wall. Thanks for a chance to win some shapes!

Nancy said...

Such beautiful colors. Thanks for the giveaway. These look so easy a fast to use.

Deb said...

Perfect quilt for a little girl. I'd love the butterflies.

Patrick and Jenni said...

I love these printed butterflies! Your quilt looks so fun!

aus_chick said...

My sister would love a quilt with those butterflies!

Her Indoors said...

Oh my - what a beautiful quilt - makes me long for warmer days

MarleneC said...

Love the butterflies. So happy to see someone selling such adorable fusible appliques and to have found this site.

Kathryn said...

I love butterflies in my garden and on my quilts.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Such a cute quilt. This is a great idea by shabby fabrics!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love these laser-cut shapes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather J said...

Your quilt using the butterflies and tulips is lovely.

Kristy said...

Thank you! Love the butterflies and they would make a perfect gift for my mother, a butterfly lover!

legato1958 said...

What a beautiful giveaway!
Susie

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there,
Those butterflies are in my colours!!!
Thanks!
Quilty Huggs,
Jacqueline

Mary Preston said...

All just so beautiful.

Thank you.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Peggy said...

Beautiful quilt.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Jenny said...

Absolutely beautiful for a little girl's room. In fact I would love it in MY room. It makes my heart sing.
jenealogy7@gmail.com

Sherry said...

Your quilt really does say spring! I love the creative way you used the cut outs and I think they are a wonderful idea.

Pauline Perry said...

I would love to win some gorgeous butterfly cuts to make a quilt for my granddaughter.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Michele T said...

Your wall hanging is beautiful!!! I'd love to win those butterflies!!

Peggy Phillips said...

I really love those butterflies and I love your quilt.

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty Spring quilt. Would love trying to use the butterflies on a quilt.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Connie Cain said...

I love butterflies! Your quilt is awesome and so springy! :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Lisa Marie said...

So cute! I would love to try these shapes.

Mary Ann said...

I really like what you did with the precut shapes. Great giveaway.

Jessica Jo said...

Of all the quilts I've seen in this challenge so far, yours is my favorite.

Erin McSweeney said...

I love these especially the butterflies

erin2470@hotmail.com

d said...

I especially like the alphabets and the small dots. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Those are SO pretty! Thanks & God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Allison CB said...

Lovely little quilt...very Springy!

GranChris said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I love how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that the shapes are fusible. That would be handy. Thanks for the chance to win them.
joyecox@yahoo.com

The Retired Mama said...

I love the polka dot tulips. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Lori said...

Adorable quilt! Thanks for a chance to win!

Julie Kennedy said...

Beautiful quilt, I love butterflies. julie@kennedy-sj.com.au

Margaret said...

What a beautiful way to use these shapes.

annmarie said...

Your quilt is outstanding - sew bright & cheery- love it!

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

These shapes are so cool & I adore your quilt!!!

bee said...

what fun! perfect for Spring.

Terri said...

Love them and your quilt is so cute.

Cindy said...

Your quilt is beautiful-wonderful job!

agnes said...

How cool! I never knew things like that existed!

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