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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

First Blush Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello! Today is my stop on the First Blush Blog Hop. First Blush is the debut fabric line by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics.


I fell in love with these gorgeous colors as soon as I saw the bundle of fabric that Windham had sent me. They're really vibrant but sweet and have such a great vintage look to them.


I wanted to use a traditional block and make a quilt with my bundle. I chose a flower block and paired two prints together saving all the green prints for the leaves. I had all of my floral blocks made and it just needed something more.


I decided to make some alternating chain blocks to increase the size. I originally thought I was going to go with a very scrappy look with the chains but instead I chose all the reds and light blues to "anchor" the scrappiness of the rest of the quilt. My daughter and I loved this one so much that I plan on making it even bigger
 

There is also a new First Blush Block of the Month happening, which is designed by It’s Sew Emma and uses a special 30 degree Starburst ruler by Creative Grids.
 
Windham and Aurifil have a fantastic giveaway for you all! Everyday of the blog hop they are giving a way a full fat quarter bundle of First Blush and a matching Aurifil thread set. How awesome is that!?! 
 
Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway and check out the lovely bloggers in the blog hop to see what they've made and more chances to win:

Monday, 10 October – Chris Dodsley, @made by ChrissieD
Tuesday, 11 October – Sinta @Pink Pincushion
Wednesday, 12 October –  The Jolly Jabber @Fat Quarter Shop
Friday, 14 October – Jennie @Clover & Violet 
Saturday, 15 October – Hillary Jordan @Aurifil
Sunday, 16 October- Tina Egner @Emily Ann’s Kloset
 
Monday, 17 October – Kristyne Czepuryk @PRETTY by hand
Tuesday, 18 October – Allison Harris @Cluck Cluck Sew
Wednesday, 19 October – Erin Cox @Why Not Sew?
Thursday, 20 October – Angie Wilson @Gnome Angel
Friday, 21 October – Debbie @Happy Little Cottage
Saturday, 22 October – Heidi Staples @Fabric Mutt
Sunday, 23 October – Leanne Elliott @daisy and jack handmade
 
Monday, 24 October – Greg Jones @Grey Dogwood Studio
Tuesday, 25 October – Wendy Sheppard @Ivory Spring
Wednesday, 26 October – Stephanie Lynn Denton @Creative Reveries
Thursday, 27 October – Lisa Ruble @Love To Color My World

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

194 comments:

Elizabeth S. said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the chain block addition!

Rita said...

I too love the chain addition to your original block. It's stunning. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki H said...

I love the flower blocks. Great idea using the chain blocks, wonderful quilt.

JANET said...

Love the way you added the chain blocks. Very nice quilt! ndfromsd(atgmaildotcom)

wenhkc said...

Very pretty....have fun making it bigger.

Laura said...

Thanks for telling us about how you made your design decisions. Love the pretty quilt that you created.

Tara said...

This is lovely. I love, love the vintage vibe of the quilt! Super sweet colors!

lovetoquilt said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Really love the addition of the chain to it. Thanks for sharing and the chances to win some happy fabic!!

Judy said...

Beautiful fabric. I hope to have some in my stash - even if I have to purchase.

The Calico Cat said...

What a nice selection of prints.

amanda m said...

Such sweet fabrics, and your quilt looks beautiful! :)

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the fabric. Thanks!

Jackie Henroid said...

Love the fabric and the chains in your quilt are stunning.

eliseandemelie kwon said...

So much prettiness!! Beautiful quilt and fabric!!!

Victoria Zaleski said...

Absolutely beautiful fabric and quilt! I love everything about it! Beautiful work!

Pam Clark said...

What beautiful fabric and the thread!! Love and would be honored to win!! Thanks for the chance

Tamara Oster said...

What a delightful quilt! You've done a beautiful job.

Podunk Pretties said...

Lawdy that is one gorgeous quilt!

Anita said...

Love the quilt and love the fabric!

Patsy Cash said...

Your quilt is beauiful and the chains add so much.
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kim leavens said...

Oh it's gorgeous!! You always know how to use the perfect pattern with the fabrics. xo:)

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

AmyScrapSpot said...

So many great projects on this blog hop!
Yours is beautiful, love your color layout!

Jayne said...

Loving the fabric and the pattern

Martina said...

That is a fun quilt and lovely fabrics!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt and design! Thanks for sharing!

Afquilt said...

Beautiful blocks! What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!

Amy Betts said...

What a beautiful fabric collection! The BOL looks like a lot of fun!

OhioLori said...

Your Quilt is GORGEOUS!! Very creative...and definitely Vintage looking! Loooove it!! Love that you did the chaine in reds w?blur cornerstones...really sets off the blocks!!

Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)

Rike Busch said...

A wonderful fabric and thread combination.
Greetings, Rike

Kira said...

I like the idea of the Irish chain. Funny how a small detail can change the entire feel.

Linda said...

PRETTY QUILT! THANKS FOR THE TOUR+GIVEAWAY!
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Sewgirl said...

Your quilt is just delightful. I like adding the addition of the alternate block in there too. Thanks for sharing!

Allison CB said...

Lovely quilt - I like the chain block idea to make it larger!!! Great thinking!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita said...

Looove your quilt! Thanks for the shop hop!

Monica said...

What a beautiful pattern and fabric.

Tina Jeo said...

Great ideas. Thanks you. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love your quilt! And the fabrics are really gorgeous too. ;-) Thanks for the fun!

Stefanie Voss said...

Love the addition of the chain in your quilt. It really brings it all together.

Stefanie Voss said...

Love the addition of the chain in your quilt. It really brings it all together.

Mary Lou said...

Love this fabric and the quilt! Irish chain is one of my all time favorites to ancho squares together! All around, a beauty.

Susan L. said...

I love the quilt you made with the First Blush fabrics!

Patty D from NC said...

Great looking quilt top!

jenni said...

I love that you added the red! Darling!

minibea12 said...

I just love your quilt and the flower block! Such pretty colors!
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Laura H said...

So pretty! Great job!
laura333369 at gmail dot com

Mara said...

I love this fabric!

SherryB said...

WOW...what a great way to enhance a quilt and make it larger, by using the chains...I'll have to keep that in mind for a future project. Thanks for the eye candy!

Anonymous said...

I really like your table topper--and the fabrics are great!
bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

Eliza said...

The alternating chain squares really added to the top

annemarie said...

Awesome fabric and awesome quilt!!

marcella said...

Super cute quilt you designed! Can't wait to see it full sized.

Allison said...

Such a beautiful quilt! And I love the colors.

Loganstitches said...

You quilt is lovely. The colors really pop. Great pattern choice to show off the fabric.

Marianne said...

Beautiful quilt! Perfect for the fabric.

Lorri said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the scrappy look. Thanks for the giveaway

PK Sews said...

The blocks are beautiful and the chain just makes this sing! Thanks for sharing this. Your daughter will certainly cherish her version of the quilt. This is an heirloom. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Carolyn Nicewarner said...

OMGosh, I just wrote a comment and my cat jumped up on my computer, and I don't know what happened to my message. So this may be a second one from me, but I just wanted to make sure that you are complemented on your quilt and use of this gorgeous fabric. I am really new to quilting, and I hope with practice I can one day feel confident enough to share.

tac73 said...

Love these fabrics and your project. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt!

Claire Rochford said...

Really cute fabric and awesome quilt :)

lvkwilt said...

I got this ruler for my birthday and would love to win this fabric! Your Irish chain alternate blocks are great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Havplenty said...

I love the block. The quilt is fabulous too and the red chain was a great anchor.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jessica Baker said...

I really like the flowers in your quilt. I love your scrappy look.

lindawwww said...

I love the range of colours in First Blush. Cute quilt!

lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

Deb said...

Beautiful bundle of fabric and threads!

GranChris said...

Such beautiful fabric and I really like the block.

Sherry Riggs said...

Love the fabric. Love the thread.

Nana Judy said...

Love your quilt idea. First Blush was the perfect bundle for it. Wish you would share the pattern with us.

Kay said...

Thank you for a fabulous giveaway. It was lovely to find a new blog to read today. x

Näh begeisterte said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors... :)

Have a nice day

hueisei said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt. I love the colors.

Zaynoo1 said...

What a beautiful fabric line! I love it. And your quilt turned out so cute too! Great ide to put in the squares border...

Havplenty said...

I love the block. The quilt is fabulous too and the red chain was a great anchor.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Linda Ashworth said...

Very pretty quilts and the fabric is lovely. I would love to be in your Giveaway!

Mary Preston said...

Just so beautiful. Thank you.


marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

cottonpaperflowers said...

I love the quilt. Thanks for sharing! And also thanks for the chance to win. The fabric looks wonderful.
cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

Martha Cook said...

I love the scrappy look. that line is adorable. definitely gladdens the heart on a cold winter day in Maine as a project.

Charlotte M. said...

So pretty. How big are you going?

KaHolly said...

The block and resulting quilt is perfect for that fabric! Just love it! XO~karen

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful quilt - love the flower blocks. Great idea with the added chain blocks. I'll have to remember that!

Terry Helms said...

Lovely quilt. The red chain block sets it off beautifully. I would definitely make it large enough to cover the whole bed.

Liz Horgan said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I love the bright colors in this collection!

lindak21 said...

Cute, cute, cute! I'm really starting to appreciate the "retro" fabrics and these look like so much fun to work with. Thanks for the giveaway.

Nancy Lewis said...

I love the chain block addition to a very beautiful quilt!! Thanks for sharing!!

ruthie said...

What beautiful cheerful fabric! Love your quilt and the chain blocks really set it off! Thanks for the opportunity!

debbie said...

I love the fabric.

Rhona45 said...

This fabric line is so pretty and love how you used the chain blocks in your quilt, would love to make this one, thanks for the chance to win.

Jacque. said...

ohmy! I love it. Of course. ~grin~ xo

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

Your quilt looks so bright!!!

Sandal said...

Ohhhh! Such beautiful fabric and thread! Your quilt too is lovely!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The sashing was the perfect choice to use with the flower blocks. Very pretty.

Miriam said...

Your flower blocks show off the sweet fabrics beautifully.

Miriam said...

Your flower blocks show off the sweet fabrics beautifully.

Slovenka said...

I love the cheery fabric. Flowers are the right way to go.
martisovitsd(at)central(dot)edu

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt. Looks like another one for my to do list.

Sallie said...

I love your quilt!

Liz said...

I love the quilt! It's so fun to see all the creativity using these beautiful fabrics!

Cheryl Buchanan said...

What a cute pattern and the fabrics are lovely. Can't wait to find them in my local quilt shop! Thanks for sharing!

Holly Gangelhoff said...

What a bright and cheerful line of fabrics! And it works so well with your block choice--your quilt will bring a smile whenever you use it. The whole blog post is like a ray of sunshine.

Joan said...

Love your beautiful quilt and such a pretty fabric line! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win this great giveaway.

Rebecca said...

Love that traditional block with this fabric collection!

rush said...

I love this fabric collection. I like the tiny red squares combined with the larger blue ones. I also like how you used the green for the leaves. Wonderful!

Bonnie said...

These are so cute! My Mom always uses feedsack prints and these remind me of her quilts, in a modern way. Love it!

Bunny said...

These fabrics are so pretty. I love your quilt too! The scrappy chains really add a lot.

Judy said...

That quilt is beautiful; the design was a great choice for those pretty First Blush colors.

Sharon G said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing. Thank you for the chance to win xox

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Very clever quilt pattern and love the fabric.

barbara woods said...

beautiful fabric! plus a great quilt

delaineelliott said...

Wow - your quilt is gorgeous! I am really enjoying this blog hop. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Sea G said...

The First Blush and a matching Aurifil thread set are such a wonderful combo. The fabrics are so quaint!

Dad Mom said...

That fabric and thread are to die for .

asteride said...

The quilt is really nice!

Lori Smanski said...

oh wow your quilt is just lovely. these fabrics are so wonderful.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Linda Williamson said...

I really like your flower pattern and the red chain really add a pop of color. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Gill said...

Great quilt - I love the chain blocks!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt. The colors are so soft and make an excellent quilt.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute fabric!
Lulu
pigreco2662 at hotmail.com

Anita Gambrell said...

This is an awesome giveaway! Such a beautiful bundle!

beadgirl said...

Lovely fabric, and your pattern is too.

leanne said...

really love the flower block and the alternating chain blocks are really wondering - such a sweet quilt :) daisyandjack@hotmail.com

Missy Shay said...

I love the block you chose, you made a great quilt.
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BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really nice quilt.

Debbie H said...

Love this quilt. Flowers are really pretty.

Becky S. said...

Adorable quilt! I love your choice of the red chain blocks.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful quilt! It really shows those lovely fabrics off. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

anna sews said...

i like the red chain block addition.

Kathy E. said...

First Blush is the pretties collection I've seen in a long time. The fabrics are perfect for sewing baby and toddler items and that's exactly what I'd do with them! Baby quilts, toys, totes, bibs and play mats would be such fun to sew!

Gayle Miller said...

I love how you combined the Irish Chain with the floral blocks, I am partial to them! First Blush is a pretty line, it would be fun to win!

fatcat said...

What beautiful and bright colors in your quilt. I love that you're keeping the greens for leaves. That's something I would do too. Irish chain was one of the first quilts I made. It's a classic that always works!

GranChris said...

I really like this fabric and the quilt is lovely.

Karrie S said...

Super pretty!!
Ksmith8@emich.edu

thebiasedge said...

Beautiful fabric in a beautiful pattern.

Susan Smith said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the red that you used to pull it all together. I've been drooling over that BOM from Fat Quarter Shop for months! I'd love to make it.

Danette Stankovich said...

There has been so many amazing quilts (and other items) made on this blog hop! I really enjoy seeing them. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Jayne said...

Love your quilt!

Ruth Lutz said...

Your quilt is so sweet - loving the colors of this beautiful fabric line!

Anonymous said...

Love the addition of the chain blocks. Thanks for sharing.
-Angela
orighteousone@yahoo.ca

Camille V said...

I am LOL... the pretty tape you used to hang your block looks like fabric! Yea! Lovely quilt!

Joanne said...

What a beautiful quilt! The fabrics are perfect.

Judy1522 said...

You did a beautiful job on your quilt I love all the colors you used.

Lee said...

The flower blocks are so pretty! I am loving this line of fabric! thanks!

Zachary Seaton said...

This is so cute....thanks to everyone for the giveaway!

Cjpike (at) Indiana (dot) edu

Kellie Warren said...

I just love this quilt. It reminds me of omthe one my godmother had on my bed for me as a child and I always felt "home" when i walked in and set my little bag down and lay down on the bed and run my fingers over the quilt. They look so much alike.

Kellie Warren said...

I just love this quilt. It reminds me of omthe one my godmother had on my bed for me as a child and I always felt "home" when i walked in and set my little bag down and lay down on the bed and run my fingers over the quilt. They look so much alike.

Janie said...

I love how big the blocks in your quilt are. It looks like it took a couple of days to put the top together. Thank you for the inspiration!

allthingzsewn said...

A Rather simple block made a beautiful quilt. Your display of all things is extremely pleasant.

legato1958 said...

Your quilt is already beautiful, and will be even sweeter when you make it a bit larger! The chain blocks are so cute with the flowers, and the fabrics are perfect for your quilt design!
Susie

debbie said...

I love your quilt.

Michele T said...

Your quilt is adorable and I think this collection, with the colours and prints, make it perfect!!!

claudia said...

You made such a beautiful quilt. I love the colors too!

Emily C said...

I love the alternating chain blocks. They add such an extra special element to the quilt.

SewDoUQuilt said...

Very pretty quilt. I really like the red tying them together, gives a nice motion to the design. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

Colleen Gonzales said...

Beautiful quilt, and I love the flower pattern! Thank you for sharing! Would love to make something pretty like your quilt!

sam said...

Your pattern choice showcases this line so well. Just lovely.

Kristine said...

I love this line! So much whimsy that reminds me of childhood. Thanks for your review and awesome creation!

Cecilia said...

Great quilt! I love the combination of the two blocks! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Linda Cates said...

Love your quilt and this new fabric!!

Claire Sutherland said...

Gorgeous quilt. The colours work perfectly x
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Carol C Thomas said...

Love your quilt using these awesome fabrics.

Teresa Stanulis said...

I love the way the red chain pulls the whole quilt together. I love it!
tstanulis@verizon.net

Katy M said...

Beautiful fabrics- they must have been so fun to work with 😊

Sarah J said...

I love all the tiny red squares- they really make this quilt! Love this line- so pretty, thanks for the chance to win!

Cloud 9 said...

Beautiful quilt. The chain blocks are a lovely addition.

Calypso Hope said...

This collection is lovely and I like the bright colors! Thanks for hosting a blog tour. Your quilt is very pretty!

gpc said...

So pretty! I love this collection -- and your quilt is gorgeous! :)

Donna W said...

Love your quilt! This fabric is fantastic.

JaymeMade said...

Great quilt! The little red chains are a perfect compliment to the fabric.

Lisa Marie said...

Your quilt is lovely! The red chain really adds a wow factor.

Kathy's Korner said...

I love your quilt - this collection of fabrics is perfect on a lot of projects.

Liz Horgan said...

Your quilt is beautiful--I love the pattern!

Beverly said...

This is such a fun and beautiful Blush blog hop! The ideas are gorgeous and I want to make everyone I see. The quilt is beautiful.

b.bryant said...

Beautiful!!

b.bryant said...

Beautiful!!

Ariane said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love how you used the colours in the quilt!

lalaluu said...

Love the flowers in your photo shoots.

MoeWest said...

I love the quilt design that you chose for these fabrics!

April said...

I love the red chain connecting everything. Gorgeous quilt!

sisylyn2 said...

I love your hop choice and the bright colors.
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Smiley said...

The table toppers is lovely - The fabrics have that antique country style I love but are much more vibrant. But I need to comment on the snazzy, colorful bottoms worn by the floor model! So bold and bright,too. Great choice!

kathy slaughter cummings said...

Your quilt is precious . Thank You .

TxGal said...

Your flower and chain pattern is so eye-catching! I love the fabric group too. Thanks for sharing with all of us in the hop!

Brenda said...

So often, the addition of another block to a quilt design more than doubles the effectiveness of the pattern, it is an exponential increase in effect! Some quilty math: 1x1=1, 2x2=4, 3x3 = 9. That is what happens when you increase the complexity of the design of a quilt. And you chose a very effective combination: two relatively straightforward blocks create a magnificent quilt.

fran18 said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Good choice for these fabrics.

Carol W said...

Your quilt is lovely!

Makaela T said...

I love the color combination! So Summery. theindigoshelf at gmail dot com

Nancy Jo said...

you did an awesome job. I would love the opportunity to make one also.

Kerry Ryan said...

Your table topper is so springy. I love it.

Gloria said...

Your quilt is a good match for these fabrics - both are bright and sunny.

Cindy said...

Very nice quilt. I love the prints in this bundle.

Amanda Garvin said...

The It's So Emma Block of the Month is gorgeous and unique! amanda(dot)echler(at)hotmail(dot)com

wendy said...

Such a cute quilt! I love the red chain it really makes it pop.

trudys_person said...

I love your quilt! And I love that this line of fabrics includes great oranges! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Fernanda Watts said...

Great fabrics and beatifull quilt!

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