Jaftex generously sent me four bundles of peppered cottons so I could help them celebrate their 85th Anniversary. You’re welcome to skip to the bottom if you’d like a chance to win these two.

I won’t blame you.

Really, I won’t.

Peppered Cottons are some of my favorite fabrics. When I was invited to participate in this blog hop, I tentatively asked what fabrics they wanted me to use. As soon as I heard Peppered Cottons, I jumped. They fray like crazy (as I think most shot cottons do), but the color and hand are so rich and beautiful.

Studioe-peppered-cottonsWhile in Norway at the start of the summer, I saw a Kaffe Fasset exhibition at the Hadeland Glassverk north of Oslo. I accidentally switched things around a little in my original mockup, but I intended to replicate Kaffe’s Half Circle Knitted Throw.  I kind of liked my mistake and kept the layout.

Half Circle Throw

Photo courtesy of Linda Lum DeBono

I took a template for a 5″ finished drunkards path and traced it at the corner of a 6″ square because I wanted a bit more of a gap between my half circles.  There is a machine quilted grid on either side of the horizontal and vertical seams with 50 weight Aurifil, and I used a mix of Valdani and Presencia Finca perle cottons in big stitches around the curves.  This my first quilt with curves and my first hand quilting.

All of the participants on the blog hop used one of three sets of fabric from Jaftex companies: Folio Basics Collection by Henry Glass, Peppered Cottons from Studio E, and Fusion Illusion from Blank Quilting.  Be sure to check out each of their projects and giveaways!

September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

Win Prizes Here: 85th Anniversary Giveaway <== Click to Enter!

There are 13 ways to enter Jaftex’s big giveaway! Prizes include a Janome S5 valued at $1500, an Aurifil thread box valued at $300, a Schmetz needle anniversary tin filled with needles valued at $75, fat quarter bundles, and bolts of fabric for your favorite quilt store!

Jaftex has also generously offered two bundles to my followers.  Leave a comment telling me how you follow me and I’ll let the random generator pick two winners at the close of the blog hop on September 30.  And just for fun, go ahead and mention what you think you might make with the brights or the neutrals.

About Jaftex: Jaftex Corp. was founded in the 1930’s when Jacob A. Fortunoff started selling fabric on the streets of New York.  At that time, the mainstay of the business was women’s sleepwear and lingerie.  In the ’80’s, Jacob’s grandson, Robert, dramatically changed the business of the company.  The business focus was transferred to the over the counter quilt industry when Robert purchased companies like A.E. Nathan, Henry Glass, Stylemaker, Chanteclaire, Fabric Editions/Studioe and more recently The Blank Quilting Corp.  Robert is now joined by his two sons, Scott and Greg.  Scott currently is the President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. & A.E. Nathan Co., Inc.  Greg just joined the business in late 2014 and has successfully spearheaded the company’s foray in to precut fabrics among other contributions.

I usually include brighter images in my blog posts, but I completed my quilt during our move from North Carolina to Louisiana – most of the sewing and picture taking happened late at night or early in the morning. I’ll just sneak these in here at the end!

Orange and Blue stitches

dPicking out thread to hand quilt

 Almost moved in



  1. erin

    Gorgeous throw, Daisy! I love the hand quilting. (I follow on bloglovin’ and have no idea what I would make, but I love crossweaves so I am sure they would be a great addition to my stash.)

  2. Denise in PA

    I love your Half Circle quilt!  And, the bit of hand quilting really shines – love it!  I follow you on Feedly.  I would make a throw quilt with either of those bundles – for me! o:)  Thanks to you and Jaftex  for the chance to win!

  3. Pat Gottshalk

    Wonderful project, big and bold with a great mix of techniques. It is a bit of serendipity in that the fabric designer is Pepper Cory and one of her first books was about the “Drunkard Path”.

  4. Paige Alexander

    The hand quilting just makes it!  I love your thread all lined up.  I follow the via IG and BL.  The brights paired with black would be great in a quilt, but I’d be happy with either bundle.

  5. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

    I would never have guessed that this was your first quilt with curves, Daisy! They look wonderful, and the touch of the hand quilting to emphasize them looks fantastic. I am so impressed with how you pulled this together during such a busy time in your life. I follow you via Bloglovin’, Facebook, and Instagram. And I honestly don’t know what I would use the bundle for… it would be fun to design something with them in mind, though.

  6. Cecilia

    I haven’t made a curved quilt before, so I would probably make one like yours if I won. And even if I don’t win, this will be added to my bucket list. I love the look of your quilt with the machine and hand quilting. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. I’m a new follower via Bloglovin.

  7. Delaine

    Your quilt is beautiful! I think I would make a table runner or some pillow covers with the fabric. I am a new follower on Bloglovin. Thanks!

  8. cathy karlak

    Wow, curves, bright stripes, rainbows!  Oh my! 

    I don’t follow any blogs.  I just stumble about and waste lots of time!  Would love to win the fabric

  9. Tammy M.

    This is the first time on your blog, but will add you to my bloglovin. Quilts with curves are intimidating to me. Nice job!

  10. Tarnia

    I follow you on my blog reader, no idea of the finer details. I have signed up for a circle sewing class next month, so that would enable me to sew something similar, though in reality it would be a while before I allowed myself to cut up such lovely fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Jan N.

    Love your quilt. So many pretty colors and movement in this design. The addition of the hand quilting is perfect. I’m a bright-color person and I’d use the fabric in a quilt.

  12. Amy

    What a great quilt!  I would like to do hand quilting too as an accent, and your use of the perle thread is perfect for starting.  I follow on Pinterest. Thanks!

  13. Katy M

    I follow on bloglovin 🙂 If I were lucky enough to win the brights I’d make a quilt for the nursery I’m putting together in rainbow shades, and if I won the neutrals I’d make a quilt for my dad 🙂 Thanks for the chance – I love your quilt! x

  14. Ella

    Daisy,  it’s a beautiful quilt!  Kind of makes me want to play with curves again.  I follow you on feedly.  I love the idea of an improv quilt.  I need to carve out more time to play.

  15. Linda

    Follow on Bloglovin’ ! Thanks for the neat giveaway! I’d probably add these beauties to my stash>save for later for a new quilt!

  16. Verna

    I love that hand quilting!  I follow on bloglovin.

    If I were lucky enough to try out this fabric, I’d make a baby quilt or table runner.  

  17. Deb F

    Now that I have found Bloglovin, I’m going to follow you that way. Your quilt showcases these fabrics. Both the neutrals and brights are wonderful. I’m not sure what I would make should I be lucky enough to win. thanks for the chance.

  18. Pip

    I follow you on Bloglovin’ I love the Peppered Cottons, I’d be happy with the neutral bundle which I would mix up with some of the shot cottons I already have and make an improv quilt and I would do big stitch quilting, thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Joyce Carter

    Wow! It is hard to believe this is your first time making a quilt with curves. You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. I follow via Bloglovin.

  20. Pam

    I follow you via Bloglovin Daisy, and I appreciate all your inspirational posts, including this one! Your quilt is delightful. I love the colors and the curves and the big stitch quilting. I would use this luscious fabric in a quilt too!

  21. Susan

    Love your quilt!   I can think of a million things I could make with those fabrics!    I follow via bloglovin’.

  22. Sarah J.

    Love this- that hand stitching is so beautiful with the curves!  I have been itching to get my hands on some of these shot cottons- would love to win!  

  23. Ursula

    What a beautiful quilt you made from such lovely fabrics. It would be such fun to use these shot cottons in any quilt.

  24. Barbara Colvin

    I am a new follower on bloglovin! Hand quilting is in my bucket along with pieced curves. I have been think about doing some hand embroidery on the neutrals. Now I know to sew around the edge to help prevent the fraying. Thanks!

  25. Janie

    I love your big stitch quilting it looks very nice. I would make a lap sized quilt with the neutrals. Thank you for the inspiration. I am a new follower via-e-mail.

  26. Emily

    So pretty! I’ve tried to conquer curves but I think they’ve conquered me instead! There has been such inspiration from all of you during this blog hop, I’m not sure in what direction I’d if I won, but I hope I get the chance to find out. I am new to your blog and found you due to the Jaftex hop.

  27. Lori Morton

    Love your Quilt! Verrry Creative!! Great Quilt for a Guy Surprise too! 🙂 With Brights, I would use in a Quilt for the new Granbaby! & with the Neutrals, I would use in quilt I am making for our son! Thanks for chance to win your give-a-way! 😀

  28. Esther G

    I am now following you on bloglovin’. Your quilt is so fun! It would look great in my boys’ room. I think I’d use some of the neutrals to make a wall-hanging for our local pregnancy resource center.

  29. Amanda Best

    I follow your blog with BlogLovin’
    I like both bundles. With the brights I would make a Star quilt with a dark background and with the neutrals, I think I would make more geometric shapes, like square in a square blocks.
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

  30. Chris Peterson

    Love your quilt!  Follow through Bloglovin’.  I’d be tempted to do something very similar to your quilt with the fabrics.

  31. Beth T.

    We just this week lost a dear cousin, and I’m thinking I might make a “T” block mini quilt–because her name began with a “T” for her siblings.  These beautiful fabrics would bring some dignity to my little gift.  

    I’m a new follower on Bloglovin.

  32. Juliet

    I follow you on bloglovin. 🙂 I think I’d make some stuffed dogs or horses with the bundles, the colors are terribly gorgeous.

  33. lee

    I am a new follower on bloglovn!   I would love to make a quilt out of solids for my son… maybe a Tetris quilt!

  34. Rebecca Humphries

    your quilt is so cool. It seems I always buy patterned fabrics and forget about the more solids. And then when Its time to make a wall hanging etc I look for solids in my stash and don’t have what I need. I love the peppered ones! thank you

  35. Kathy E.

    Hi Daisy! I am a new follower on bloglovin’ and totally love your quilt! The hand-sewing detail really shows off the colors. I’ve seen a geometric quilt using squares and circles that I’d like to make using the bright colors. A few of the neutrals could mingle in there too.

  36. Janell Atkinson

    Hi,  I’m new to bloglovin’ and seem to be addicted already!!  Love the stashes for your giveaway.  I have not done a quilt made exclusively with solids yet, and would love to try one.

  37. MoeWest

    I follow on bloglovin. I love how your quilt showcases these fabrics! The hand quilting looks wonderful! I would use these fabrics in quilts for sure but not sure what design. This blog hop provided lots of inspiration!

  38. Debbie Rogowski

    I love that mistakes turn into great creations. I think I might like to try a half square triangle 12″ block quilt with these fabrics. Maybe something for a child with so many brights. I did follow all my blogs with the RSS feeds but since updating to windows10 I haven’t figured out how to get them all back. So I am now following blogs on Bloglovin. (just not as easy to do)

  39. Karen Thurn

    I m a new follower on Bloglovin. Love your quilt. I just bought a crazy circle template and could have saved some money if I’d known how easy this block could have been made using a bowl. Oh, well, I guess I just contributed to improving the economy–someone else’s. These fabrics look great and I’d love to get some to use in a quilt. Not sure what pattern…you know sometimes you just got to see them and feel them and visit a few blogs to get inspiration although your pattern design would be fun to sew up.

  40. Tamie

    I follow you multiple ways- BL for one. I’d love to give these fabrics a try. I’d love a new throw for me. Congrats on your sucess with curves and hand quilting.

  41. Quilting Jeannie

    I’m a real fan of the drunkard’s path pattern, and I love what you did with it! I’d love to win, thank you for participating. I follow on FB.

  42. suzanprincess

    Your hand quilting around the half circles is just the extra touch for excellence in your quilt, and hooked me in so now I’m now a new follower on Bloglovin.

  43. Marissa C.

    Lovely! I’ve been working on making pillows to add some color to our gray couch, so that’s probably where I would use the fabric =)

    Also, I follow on instagram!

  44. Connie Lawrence

    Very nice quilt!  Maybe my next project should be a lap quilt. I started following you on Pinterest. 

  45. Nathania g

    I love your hexi glass quilt you did. I think I might try out some of your quilts you have written about
    N.snaer at gmail dot com

  46. Debbie Miller

    I’m following on Blogloving! Your idea for Drunkards Path blocks is so creative-I love it and your use of the colors! It makes me think of either rounded rick-rack or lots of little doorways.

  47. Shirley Clark

    Your quilt is so cute and a great inspiration! I would probably use the bundle to make a small quilt also. I’ve been seeing some really pretty bundles that would mix well with these from Peppered Quilts.

  48. Susan McGregor

    I love shot cottons and would like to try these. I follow you by bookmarking your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

  49. Terri van Gulik

    I follow you on Bloglovin. I love the Peppered cottons. I will probably end up hoarding them if I win.

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