Tuesday, March 12, 2019

hello and welcome home! (Blog hop & Giveaway!!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog hop for the fabulous book Text It! - Quilts and Pillows with Something to Say by Sheri Noel.

(Make sure you visit Sheri's blog for the overall blog hop schedule and her post for today!)

I was lucky to get an early digital copy of the book.  If you want to express yourself through your quilts and projects with words, this book is for you!  The projects are fun and colorful and the book offers all different techniques for adding text to your projects including 7 different fonts of letters, numbers and symbols.

I had so much fun that I made two projects!!

Welcome Home is a wall-hanging, 18'' x 13'', which will be placed on the wall in our mud room so I'll see it everyday when I get home!



I used up scraps from my collection of Alison Glass fabric for the houses an then choose to stitch the words "welcome home".  I quilted with straight lines roughly 1/4'' apart and applied a facing instead of a binding.  I really love how this turned out!



Once that was done, I really wanted to play with applying a word from bias tape so I made a pillow for Mom as a gift.  She loves it!


While 1/4'' bias tape is a bit finicky to apply, I really, really love the way it looks and will be using this technique to add text to my projects in the future.


I'm excited to have the opportunity to offer a giveaway - two prizes and two lucky winners.

The first lucky winner will receive a copy of Sherri's wonderful book!  (US only).
The second lucky winner will receive 2 large spools of Aurifil thread - colors may vary.  (Open worldwide).

To enter, please comment on this post with the word or phrase you might add to your next project and tell me the country that you live in.  If you are a no-reply blogger, please make sure you leave your email address. 

Winners will be chosen on Saturday, March 16 at 8pm ET and winners will have 48 hours to reply to an email with their mailing address otherwise another winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is closed - congrats to our winners: Isis & Diane!!  (updated 3/18)


Several other makers are sharing their take on the Home Pillow today - go check them out!


Get an autographed copy directly from Sherri or find a copy here on Amazon (affiliate link).




Have a wonderful day! Patty

91 comments:

  1. I think I would put Not Now!, my husband says it is one of my catch phrases so he would find a cushion with this on rather funny. Thank you for a lovely giveaway, I live in England. x

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  2. I love your Welcome Home project! I'm going to have to make one! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I've been toying with the idea of making a wall-hanging for my living room with handmade embroidered on it. I have very few photos hanging in my home, so I think a little soft handwork would be great to fill in those gaps.

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  4. What a sweet and bright wall hanging. My words would be "read between the lines". I'm visiting you from Norway.

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  5. I like using the word home in a project or love. I live in the US. Really lovely projects you made!

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  6. I love your projects! It was fun playing with words.

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  7. I collect at lot of sayings from movies so I would love to put them on a quilt. One of my favorites is "There ain't no can't" from Rocky.

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  8. What a great idea! I just got back from a trip to Europe. I bought some fabric in Amsterdam. It is black and white Dutch houses. I want to make a pillow cover and have been thinking about a clever way to do one and maybe incorporate a bit of red. You have given me a good idea to use the Welcome Home words. Thanks for the great ideas you have!! I live in Wisconsin.

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  9. I want to make a pillow for my son who is moving far away. ...maybe using “home is where the heart is”. I live in the USA.

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  10. I would like to use the word "family" or "live, life, love". I really like your use of bias tape, great job!!

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  11. My motto has always been, “keep it simple”, even before I knew it was my motto, lol! I’ve always intended to use it on a quilted piece. Love your project choices. I worked with 1/4” bias tape for the first time this winter. At first, I said, “nope, this isn’t for me”, Bit I stuck with it, and it became easier and easier. Thanks for the give away! XO

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  12. I love the word Read, might use that with some bookish-type fabric. I live in USA. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  13. I would put "hafa adai" on it. It means "hello" in the chamorro language. I live in the u.s.

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  14. I think Home would definitely be my word. I live in the US. Cute pillows!

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  15. I would put Hug Me on a pillow. We all need to hug more. I’m in Canada.

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  16. I think I would do "There's no place like home". I love the row of houses. I live in the USA. I think your pillows are awesome.

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  17. I maybe would add "Lucky" to a quilt for 2 reasons. Lucky is the name of my cat, plus, my son lives in Las Vegas where everyone always says Good Luck. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  18. Your Welcome/Houses project turned out super nice - and the horizontal quilting really finished it! I think my own phrase would be “Never give up” - I live in the US (in a deep snow cover now but we will “Never give up” that Spring is on the way!)

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  19. I'm hoping to make a small wall hanging for the door to my craft room. It will read "My Happy Place". I'm in the USA.

    I haven't tried the bias tape, but it looks like it would be a good choice for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. HELLO,I'd like to use the word "Grace", so meaningful,for where would we be without Grace! Love Yours too! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. I love your Welcome home mini! My word would be ‘love’ or ‘family’. I live in USA.

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  22. I would use the word "kindness" on a wall hanging. That is my word for 2019. I'm from Driftwood, Texas. yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  23. I think I would use Smile! Love your projects!!

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  24. i want to make a pillow with the words "forever in my heart" in memory of my son.

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  25. Love the WELCOME HOME idea. Perfect for an entry to your home.
    Comments come from Canada

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  26. Love the pillow! I think I need one that says “Drama Free Zone”!

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  27. I love those pillows. I think it would be addictive and I'd have throw pillows all over the place, but that isn't a bad thing ;) Thanks for the giveaway. I live in the USA and a good motto for me is 'Keep Trying'

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  28. Nice work with your two pieces. What weight of thread did you use for your Welcome Home writing? It looks pretty significant! I live in the US! I think the two words I might use on a quilt right now would be either Believe or Faith. Have had to have a lot of both recently.

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  29. I would use the words/lettering "Luv U" in a pillow project. Your colorful homes are "Perfecto."

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  30. Your projects are just beautiful! I would like to use the word “happy” on something; I just don’t know where I will do that (yet). But I would be tickled to get a copy of this book for inspiration.

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  31. I think a pillow or wall hanging with "joy" or "smile" would be perfect.

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  32. My word would be "breathe". I live in SW Missouri.

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  33. Married 2020 elsie michigan, usa

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  34. I love how you have used two different methods to add text to your projects. Thanks for the chance to win some threads, I live in New Zealand

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  35. I choose "Hello Sunshine!". Hope there is an exclamation point because I feel that one is appropriate given the long, cold, snowy, overcast winter we've had. My pillow would have a Dresden plate of oranges and yellows in the center with the letters above and below it. Your bias tape lettering was great.
    Connie

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  36. Hello from Montana,USA ! 'HUGS' is the next word I'd like to use! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  37. Love your Welcome Home wall hanging! Houses on quilts is a favorite theme of mine!

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  38. Your Welcome Home mini is lovely - so perfect for your entry way! I would love to make something for my sewing room with the word Stitch on it. Thanks fir the giveaway - I live in Colorado!

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  39. Family is my word. I am from Iowa

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  40. Be curious. I am from Canada.

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  41. I love your welcome home mini. I am from the USA and my word would be Joy.

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  42. Your projects are so cute! A pillow for my bed that says Good Night would be my choice.

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  43. Cute wallhanging! Maybe I'm too excited for warmer weather but I think the word I would put on a project would be "sunshine" . I'm in the US.

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  44. Great work on both your projects, and lovely quilting!
    I think I would use either “Home” or “Welcome” for a wall hanging.
    I’m visiting from England.
    Barbara x

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  45. Love your mini & pillow, so sweet! A simple word for me would be "Hope" or more, "Hope lives here" Thank you, Susan in Mississippi

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  46. "Great job" for granddaughter, a gymnast. I'm from IN, USA

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  47. Cute wall hanging and pillow! I would use the word, family on a pillow. I’m in the US.

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  48. My mom used to sing, "It's a lovely day today" and I can't wait to put that in the border of a flowered quilt". Because it will be a meaningful quilt, I want to do it right, and I think this book will be the one to tell me how. Btw, I love the way your quilting looks on your project! I'm in Oregon.

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  49. Love the wall hanging and the pillow! I would add 'Carry On' to my project. I am in the USA.

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  50. Creating words with bias tape is a neat idea which I hope to try one day. The first thing that comes to my mind is "Dream" on a pillow. I am from the USA

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  51. I love the text quilts! I'm in Oregon and my word(s) would be warm & fuzzy :-)

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  52. Warm & Fuzzy ! I'm in snowy Oregon

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  53. I would put Love. I'm in the US Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  54. My word would be create. Greetings from Spain!

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  55. What a beautiful little quilt Welcome Home is. Peace is always a great word to add to projects. I live in France. xx

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  56. "Cactus" would be the first word. My daughter is learning how to make cushions and she just finished her first cactus. She wants to make many more and adding the word cactus would be perfect. I am in France.

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  57. Fun projects. Glad I came by! I.would start by making A pillow with “Buffy” the name of our little dog.

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  58. Hi Patty. Just wanted to touch base and tell you I love your blog. It feels friendly and fun. I live in Canada and if/when I make a pillow or wall hanging it will say #homesweethome.

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  59. Cute projects! What a lovely greeting when returning home. I think I would use Kindness........always in style!
    I am from Canada. Thanks for sharing and for all that you do for the quilting community. Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  60. Great projects!!
    My word would be "peace".
    I live in NJ,USA!

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  61. HOME is the word I would use. Thank you for such a great giveaway and for all the creativity you share!

    (US resident)

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  62. I'd make a "LOVE" pillow. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing your projects. grinnie1961@gmail.com

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  63. Thankful! USA. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  64. Both of your projects are beautiful. I love the idea of a "welcome home" quilt to greet you each time you walk in.

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  65. I love your welcome home mini quilt. I would like to make something that says "discover" on it. I live in the US.

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  66. I would like to use "words matter"

    sharongalli@gmail.com

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  67. I would like "Collect experiences, not stuff"!! USA

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  68. I like your Home pillow so much. I would do the same.
    I live in Germany
    Elke

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  69. I’m so excited for this book. I would choose “Be Happy “.

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  70. Blessed would be my first word I think! So much to be thankful for everyday. USA is home. Your projects are so cute!

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  71. My word recently has been "plenty" ... I made a wall hanging as a reminder that I have plenty and can give plenty.

    I live in North Vancouver, Canada.

    Thank you and Aurifil for the giveaway!

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  72. The word that comes to mind for me is blessed. I am ready to retire and would love to make a pillow that I see every morning with this word on it. I love your creativity in your projects.

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  73. Some days I am a princess. Some days I am a warrior.

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  74. Using bias tape to create text is such a great idea! I need to try that myself. My project would include the words Honky Tonk Woman which is my favorite Rolling Stones song and it's also my ring tone on my cell phone!

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  75. Grateful.
    USA.

    Love your houses Patty!

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I love what you did with the straight quilting. I am thinking about how to use the word "Shalom" in a project. I live in the USA.

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  77. I love what you did with the straight quilting. I am thinking about how to use the word "Shalom" in a project. I live in the USA.

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  78. Trust. Families are built on it. They have your back. Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Thank you for the giveaway contest.

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  79. I like to use "Joy" on projects even outside of the Christmas season.😊❤

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  80. I would put love or happy on it. Love your mini quilt! I'm in the US.
    marjorievlevy(at)att(dot)net

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  81. Love how your projects turned out. I have a US address

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  82. Your houses are delightful! I'm from Wisconsin, USA, and I'd use "Above all, be kind"

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  83. My word would either be Love or Really? as my husband says I say it all the time! I'm in the US, just outside Cleveland, OH

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  84. Cute projects. Mine would be "Farmhouse"
    US
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  85. Ohh, thank you. Lucky me. Now to make another cactus and quilt the words on the pillow.

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