Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Quilting with Plaids and Stripes - and Giveaway!

Today I share a short tutorial on the Sew In Love With Fabric blog (Benartex) on making these Hourglass blocks with no funky templates. I used the new Warp and Weft Collection by The Modern Quilt Studio.

How would you like to win a fat quarter bundle (8-10) of these awesome fabrics? Read this, go over to the Sew in Love with Fabric site and then let me know which of these two sets of fabrics would have been your first choice to sew with!

Here's a sneak peek at the fabrics:

Warp and Weft in Crayon Colors
Yes, I know there are gray and black and red crayons! But I only wanted the bright colors for my project. Go see it!
I put aside these grays (and red) for another quilt

I show how to make a set of blocks in Warp and Weft. It is a technique I've used for almost 20 years and I've made several quilts with it. I call it Yikes! Those Stripes!

My first Yikes! quilt from 2001
A second quilt (also in my Etsy pattern) was made with some bright Lakehouse fabrics. I called it Big Top Stripes because the fabrics reminded me of a circus tent!

Big Top Stripes
You can find my pattern for two sizes of quilts here: Yikes! Those Stripes (Etsy shop).

But first, go visit the Sew In Love With Fabric post for today to see how easy it is to make these blocks! Come back here and MAKE SURE you leave your email in case you win the FQ bundle. Contest is over at midnight Friday January 18. Contest restricted to USA.

72 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabric and quilts! Thanks
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  2. Those Crayon Colors are so vibrant and fun!

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  3. I'd start with the grays and red, probably just the weather talking.

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  4. I love the crayon colors — been haunting the local quilt shops, hoping one of them will order this line! I’m AuntMarti at 52quilts dot com.

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  5. I love greys so I would use those first - love this line!

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  6. love the way you made that, love warp and waft

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  7. I would go for the brights first. I love your tutorials Debby. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Fun quilt technique. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancydotsumneratcomcastdotnet

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  9. Oooh! I love the crayon colours and thank you for the tutorial... I didn't know how easy it is to make this cool block. The quilts look great in all the different colours!! Something for everyone’s tastes.

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  10. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the quilts, colors and stripes. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  11. Fun block and great fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. I actually got here from Sew in Love and really love the bright colors bundle. And wouldn't it be great if I won because today is my birthday!! :o)
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  13. I love how you make your hourglass blocks. Thank you for sharing your technique.

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  14. I love the Yipes those Stripes - and the fabric is so happy and bright.

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  15. Love your 2001 quilt! I am a grey/blue kind of quilter. ndfromsd atgmail dotcom

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  16. There are some great colors in this collection, Debby. The Hourglass block is definitely a true classic: it works with nearly every fabric and combination. In your Benartex tutorial I especially like the blue & green combinations. (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com).

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  17. Love those crayon colors!
    judyforkneratgmaildotcom

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  18. Great colors and I especially like the stripes. I probably would have played with the grays and red first, unless I needed a baby quilt.

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  19. I love the bright crayon colors--also those cute hour-glass blocks!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  20. Definitely the craon colors! (Love the border and binding on your quilt!)

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  21. This is a great tutorial that results in a really vibrant, graphic quilt! Thanks.
    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  22. All are great fabrics, but I would pick the crayon colors first!

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  23. Thanks for sharing your quilt photos. What a easy way to make a beautiful quilt.

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  24. The crayon colors are wonderful. Love those subtle checks and stripes. I've been collecting yarn dyes for a special fall/winter quilt.

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  25. I love the colors of this line of fabric and the tutorial you offer is so easy. It looks like a fun quilt to make. Thanks for the tutorial and the opportunity to win.

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  26. Fabrics are cool. But I love the Big Top Stripes pattern!
    Masgriccia@gmail.com

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  27. I love the bright crayon colors. They are so bright and cheery, unlike the weather we have here! :)
    Sandy A

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  29. Great tutorial thank-you. I love the crayon colors. Would make a nice quilt for a child.

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  30. The crayon colors would be my choice. bgk 44@ msn.com
    Betty

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  31. I am all about bright, clear colors so I would definitely pick the Crayon Colors group. Your blocks look fabulous!
    jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  32. I love the Crayon Colors -- and an hourglass quilt is one of my favorites! It's such an easy way to get variety in our quilts. Thanks so much for a chance to win these beautiful fabrics. jjaw at verizon dot net

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  33. Love the crayon colors, thanks for the great giveaway.

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  34. Those bright colors are so vibrant, they would be great in a child's quilt.

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  35. Hi Debby! Oooh la-la - those fabrics. I am draw right away to that picture you show of the blue stripes and the green plaid, but all of those colors are fabulous. If I was forced to choose, I guess it would be the brights. Oh, but those grays! Thank you for the opportunity to win a bundle! That is so sweet of you and Benartex. Happy Wednesday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  36. Love those crayon colors, bright & just right for your quilt! Thank you, Susan

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  37. The bright crayon colors are my favorite and I love the way you show to make the blocks!

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  38. Love the Crayon color...that yellow and red really caught my eye. Thank you for sharing the tutorial and block with us....

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  39. Love the crayon colors. Thx for the tutorial and pattern.

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  40. Grey is such an in color, or was that so last year???? Me, I am more of a color person! Love the yellow all over my home!

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  41. What a fun way to make Hourglass blocks! I love the crayon colors...so bright and vibrant!

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  42. Love the great colors in these prints!

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  43. Love this.. quick question, I bought a fat quarter bundle of larger plaid flannels. Some are country and some tartan. Do you know a pattern that lends itself to these or should I just dive in?

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  44. I am a bright color person and they would be my choice as well. I also like strip piecing. Thanks for the tip to offset the strips to conserve fabric in the Sew in Love entry.

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  45. My favorite are the crayon colors! Love the striped prints in your quilt!

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  46. Lovely fabrics. Love these quilts.
    I love the Crayon Colors.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  47. These fabrics are so fun--love all the yummy colors, but I think I am partial to the ones you set aside--lol!

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  48. Thanks so much for the chance to win!! Your fabrics are beautiful - I love the colors!! Nice and bright!! :-)
    Vivian wvoaks at comcast dot net

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  49. I love all the bright colors and the technique

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  50. I love the crayon colors. This is a favorite quilt design, thanks for sharing.

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  51. I do like the Warp and Weft in Crayon Colors...love the pattern too.

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  52. Definitely the bright Crayon Colors would be my choice for this quilt also.

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  53. I love the Crayon Colors used in the Hour Glass block.

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  54. I love the bright colors and especially the stripes and checks. Those made a beautiful quilt!

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  55. I love the crayon colors. And thank you for the tutorial! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  56. Maxine ReisenleiterJanuary 16, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    I love the bright colors---so lovely

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  57. Crayon colors, the brights are wonderful. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  58. I love the brights but also the grays are wonderful. nlienfargoatgmaildotcom

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  59. Love the colors you used, but the grays look great too. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  60. I like the second set of the darks and red. I think it is because I am not a fan of pink.

    Thanks for showing us how you made them. That sure is easier than what I thought it would be. susan newsom at gmail .com

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  61. I really love the blue/green check and the dark blue stripe combination. That will be a showstopper quilt when finished!

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  62. Definitely the crayon colors. So bright and vibrant.

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  63. Beautiful fabric! I would love to sew with the blues and greens!

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  64. my first choice would be the greys and blacks with red. The contrast is spectacular...with subtle movements in the fabric . Good focus colors :)

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  65. Hi Debby, I like the greys and blacks with red.
    kathymiremadi@yahoo.com

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  66. I need to make a quilt for a baby boy so I would go with those lovely brights.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  67. What an effective quilt! I love the Crayon colours - we all need bright happy colours during these cold wintery days!

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  68. What an effective quilt! I love the Crayon colours - we all need bright happy colours during these cold wintery days!

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  69. Loooove your Quilt..and thank you for the Tutorial!! & Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! :) bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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