Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Child's Play Quilts Blog Hop - Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses
Welcome to my turn on the Child's Play Quilts Blog Hop.  I was thrilled to be invited to by author Stacey Day of Stacey in Stitches (a fellow QDADer) to participate and get an advance peak at her newly released book from C & T Publishing.  I have loved her designs and admired her talent for years. (edit: If you're looking for the 2018 FAL Q2 Linky Party it is HERE)

For a chance to win your own copy of Child's Play Quilts,follow these three easy steps! The winner will be drawn on April 21st. 

1. Follow me here on my blog 2. Follow Stacey Day on her blog 3. Comment on Stacey's blog post HERE

You can purchase a copy in her Etsy shop or at Amazon

Butterfly Kisses, Photo courtesy of C&T Publishing 
The book includes not only 20 Stash-Building patterns for kids but is packed full of wonderful information about Color and Fabric, Tools and Techniques as well as Maintaining your Stash.   I especially love that examples of each pattern is shown in both a cool and warm color palette. 

With so many choices on what to make including 10 Appliqué projects, I decided on Butterly Kisses.  The illustrations and step by step photos throughout the book are so helpful for visual learners like me.

Organizing parts
Because I really enjoy the step of pairing up fabric combinations, I chose to make a mine using a layer cake of Cotton & Steel Tokyo Train Ride.  Isn't it fun how different the same blocks look? Sewing late at night did not give much opportunity for process shots along the way but here are a couple.  
Blocks On the Design Wall 
For the background, I used both the right and wrong side of a blender fabric and strategically placed them to give a subtle secondary pattern for added interest and play.  I also added background around the blocks and used a four by four layout instead for a square quilt finishing at about 60".   

FMQing on a Longarm
Stacey's book is really fantastic for all skill levels too.  Did I mention the awesome section on color?  Such a great resource!  I had a great time making the quilt and can't wait to see what everyone else will be revealing throughout the next week and a half (links below). 

More Butterfly Kisses Glamour Shots

Yesterday on my way home I just had to stop for another photo shoot. The sky was blue and the temp mid-70's, my personal sweet-spot for weather. The view of New Brighton State Beach was so pretty and I did a clever positioning of the drape to edit out the many visitors here on Spring Break. 

Close Up Detail
Be sure to check out more pictures on THIS Instagram post and enter to win a copy by regramming your favorite of the five that I've shared there.  Just use hashtag #childsplayquiltsgiveaway, follow and tag both Stacey and I when you do . If I had to pick one it would be this final shot below.  

Check out the amazing Blog/IG lineup and it's only just begun.  Thanks Stacey for including me in your book hop!  

Online Book Tour Schedule:
Stacey Day @staceyinstitches April 9th  

Brett Lewis @naturalbornquilter April 9th

Cheryl Brickey @MeadowMistDesigns April 9th

Karen Foster@CapitolaQuilter April 10th (That's Me)

Cathy Mackay @cathysmithmackay April 10th

Fiona Kelly @tangledblossom April 11th

Jackie White @jackiesartquilts April 11th

Jean Jones @sew_catstudio April 12th

Reece Montgomery @reecemontgomery April 12th

Carl Hentsch @3dogdesignco April 13th

Brooke Sellmann @sillymamaquilts April 13th

Kaitlyn Howell @knotandthread April 14th
Amy Gunson @badskirt April 14th

Kelly Bowser @kelbysews April 15th

Karis Hess @themodernsewist April 15th

Sara Lawson @sewsweetness April 16th

Leslie Meltzer @lelliebunny April 16th

Pamela Morgan @sweetlittlestitches April 16th

Amy Garro @13spools April 17th

Stephanie Perrins @stitchandbobbin April 17th

Chelsea @Pinkdoorfabrics April 18th

Michelle Wilke @ml_wilkie April 18th

Tiffany Sepulveda @sewtiffany April 19th

Rachael Riechmann @sewilearned April 19th

Pamela Lincoln @mamaspark59 April 20th

Kate Maryon @katydidklm April 20th

Happy Stitching, Karen


  1. Very nice! I like how you used the background fabric to enhance the design.

  2. This is a fun choice. I a looking forward dot seeing lots of baby quilts as it is the size I do most often. x

    1. Thank you Kay. The patterns are so versatile that it feel like you're getting even more than twenty!

    2. The colors and prints you chose for this quilt seem to create a 3-D affect. Your quilt is intense and amazing I love it and the pattern.

  3. I loved seeing this quilt in person at the SBAMQG meeting in Capitola. I really like your fabric choices and the rich effect of using more than four or five fabrics/colors. Nice!


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