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.
While 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.
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!