Utility Style, Quilts for Everyday Living Blog Hop and Giveaway

Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living Front Cover

I am so excited to be on the blog hop for Sharon Holland’s new book, Utility-Style, Quilts for Everyday Living. Sharon designs amazing fabrics for Art Gallery Fabrics so I wasn’t surprised at how amazing her book was when it showed up on my doorstep. I am so excited to share what I made with you with a big huge GO GET THIS BOOK NOW in everything I say. Sharon and the Landauer Publishing Team have done an outstanding job. She even has the cutest free pattern just for you to celebrate the book!

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So let me tell you the story of this amazing quilt. I have seriously fallen in love with this quilt, the colors, and what is means to the person I am gifting it to. One of my husband’s partners is a young attorney married to another beautiful young attorney and they both have the monogram JJJ and they are expecting a baby boy which will also have the monogram of JJJ. When my kids were little I remember my oldest saying, “that family really love the letter J!” Yes they do and we love them so very much.

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I asked the expecting mother for a dress shirt of her husband. I wanted to incorporate it into the design. She mentioned the nursery was navy and white so I started there pulling fabrics. I stuck to that color pallet but I kept thinking it needed more of something. So Lucy, my local sewing buddy, suggested a golden yellow and it was just the right addition. I love navy and yellow so much and think it adds the perfect amount of contrast for the navy and white.

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There are so many things in the book that I wanted to make. I also wanted to read all of the stories of the quilts and look at the awesome pictures. This book was so beautiful and full of great projects. What I really loved about the book was the variety of sizes and the variety of fabrics used in the projects. This is a perfect book to raid your fabric stash or use a bundle.

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Quilt Details::

Pattern is Goose Chase from Sharon Holland’s book, Utility Style.

Fabrics are various Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids, Sarah Jane Studios fabrics, Carolyn Friedlander fabrics, Robert Kaufman chambrays, Felice Regina fabrics.

Win Book

I am giving away a copy of this book to a lucky winner! All you need to do is leave a comment below answering this question::

What is your favorite Sharon Holland Tapestry fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics?

There are some amazing bloggers on the hop. Most are giving away one copy of the book as well so go check out their posts as well.

Monday 12/4  Heidi Staples – Fabric Mutt

Tuesday 12/5  Amy Friend – During Quiet Time

Wednesday 12/6  Maureen Cracknell – Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Thursday 12/7  Amber Johnson – Gigi’s Thimble

Friday 12/8  Karen O’Connor – Lady K Quilts Designs

Saturday 12/9  Kori Turner-Goodhart – Olive Grace Studios

Sunday 12/10  Silvia Sutters – A Stranger View

Monday 12/11  Sarah Maxwell – Designs by Sarah J

Tuesday 12/12  Jessica Swift – Jessica Swift

Wednesday 12/13  Lisa Ruble – Love to Color My World

Thursday 12/14  Cindy Wiens – Live a Colorfullife

Friday 12/15  Eleri Kerian – Sew and Tell Project

Saturday 12/16  Anjeanette Klinder – Anjeanette K

Sunday 12/17  Stephanie Kendron – Modern Sewciety

Monday 12/18  Christopher Thompson – The Tattooed Quilter

Tuesday 12/19  Susan Playsted – Hopewood Home

Give away details:: Please comment on THIS blog post to enter to win and answer in that comment the question above. One book will be given away to a lucky winner. US residents only. Giveaway is open until December 29th at 12:59 PM EST.

Giveaway winner is Melanie C. CONGRATS!

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55 thoughts on “Utility Style, Quilts for Everyday Living Blog Hop and Giveaway

  1. I love Destination Migration and can see great possibilities with my modern quilting, although I see great creative designs with all of them!

  2. Love so many! Hard to pick only one… But really love “Dhurrie Smoke”. Looks like great Blender & cooool for a Backing too!
    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 🙂

  3. I like both colorways of the Stitchery print and can see using them for borders. The whole line is beautiful!
    Also love your quilt and the idea behind it! So thoughtful.

  4. Hard to pick just one when my mind is picturing them all together in something. But the one that caught my eye is Mudcloth Tanger. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book. And love your baby quilt!

  5. Your friends will love this quilt! How cool that they all share the same initials! My favorite fabric from this Art Gallery collection is Pearl and Gold….so pretty!

  6. I am going to go with Pearl and Gold – I am always looking for background fabrics to add to my stash for mini quilts. This looks perfect but then, they pretty much are all amazing.

  7. Stephanie, I love Sunset fro Sharon’s Tapestry collection.
    It’s breathtaking alone, or peachy and orange paired with the sapphire.
    I’m adoring your quilt, incorporating some special clothing into it. Novel idea and how special it it for all 3

  8. An impossible choice. All of her fabrics are beautiful and work well together. I love Stormy Sea! The yellow is a fun pop of color in the navy quilt.

  9. All of Sharon’s fabrics are beautiful and tough to pick a favorite!
    My pick is dhurrie smoke!
    Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  10. That is a hard choice! So many nice patterns. I love the dhurrie and tracery. The stitchery fabrics are really cute too. Sorry, I can’t pick just one! Your cute is very cool and the book looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Destination Flock. It would be cool to make the front of a quilt like this except large scale. Cool. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  12. What a perfect little boy quilt you made~ I love the splash of yellow! My favorite Tapestry prints (couldn’t pick just one) were Mudcloth Earth and Stitchery Handwork. Delicious colors in the whole line of fabrics!

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