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Monday, July 9, 2018

Take Flight and a Giveaway!

Well my friends, what began in April is now coming to a close in July.  Though this is the thirteenth week of the Stash Statement blog hop, it feels like the time has slipped by so quickly.  Today's feature quilt is the Take Flight FREE bonus pattern.


I have actually made three different versions of this quilt, but the only one I've kept for myself is the one pictured above (actually the last version I made).  The other two have gone to friends who have lost loved ones.  Since each of these quilts has already had its own post, rather than recap the stories and photos of each quilt, you can visit the original posts to see the quilting, backing, and binding details.  I am including helpful links for you though!  To see the details of the quilt I kept for myself, check out the post HERE.


I love this blue, green, and teal version of the quilt.  It was made for a friend who lost her son as a toddler, and is a precious keepsake in his memory.  This was the second version of this pattern, and you can see the additional pictures for the Will's Wings quilt HERE.




My first version of the quilt is actually the one that graces the pattern cover, and it now belongs to a friend who lost her sister to cancer.  This quilt was actually debuted waaay back in January (see the snow on the foot bridge?), when Stash Statement first became available for preorder!

Though this pattern is not included in the book, when I made it, I knew I had to somehow make it available to my readers.  This pattern is exclusively available as a free bonus with the purchase of Stash Statement.  Since the pattern is written with improv terms from the book, it is intended as a supplement only, and will not ever be available as a stand-alone pattern.

If you purchase a signed copy of the book from my Etsy shop HERE, the pattern will be automatically emailed to you when the book ships.  Unfortunately, I don't have a way of knowing who has purchased books from somewhere else (Amazon, Connecting Threads, quilt shops, etc.) so things become a little trickier.

If you've purchased Stash Statement from another vendor and would like the bonus pattern, when you get it home, just snap a quick photo of yourself with your book and send it to me using the Email Me button on my right sidebar, letting me know where you purchased it.  Then, I'll happily send the pattern to you!


This hop is going out with a bang!  To finish off the blog hop, I am giving away TWO copies of Stash Statement, including the bonus pattern.  One US reader will win a hard copy, and an international reader will win a digital copy of the book.  To enter the giveaway, leave a single comment on this post to let me know your favorite quilt from the book (duplicate entries will be deleted).  Be sure to let me know if you're from the US or an international reader, and remember to leave your email address if you're a no-reply blogger!  I'll announce the winners at NTT on 7/25!

This week, Kelli Fannin at Seriously... I think it needs stitches and Paula at The Sassy Quilter are sharing their own versions of the Take Flight quilt, and each of them put a delightful twist on the pattern with wing and color placement.  You definitely don't want to miss them!

Also, Hilary at by Hilary Jordan has her College Prep project all ready.  You might remember that last week, we had a scheduling mix-up, but she is all ready to go now!

Just in case you missed any of the amazing projects from the hop, here's the full lineup, all in one place.  Debuting my book has been so much fun.  Thanks for all of the book release love, friends!

4/16- Grand Bazaar    Shelley @ Cora's Quilts
                                      Connie @ Freemotion by the River

                            Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts

4/30- Precarious  Jess @ Quilty Habit                       
                              Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
                                                            
5/7- Beach Retreat  Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts                               
                                  Liz @ Savor Every Stitch 
                                                           
5/14- Fire Pit   Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts                                          
                         Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
                                                            
5/21- Detour    Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts                         
                         Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
                                                            
5/28- Murrina    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl             
                            Leanne @ Devoted Quilter
                                                            
6/4- Scattered    Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal                      
                           Christine @ Triangles and Squares 
                                                            
6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom   Chris @ made by ChrissieD            
                                               Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
                                                            
6/18- Regatta   Susan @ Quilt Fabrication                             
                          Debbie @ A Quilter's Table    
                                                            
6/25- Catch a Falling Star  Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework        
                                              Anja @ Anja Quilts
                                                            
7/2- College Prep   Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan                 
                                Lori @ Crossquilt
                                                            
7/9- Take Flight (free bonus pattern)  Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches 
                                                             Paula @ The Sassy Quilter

 


39 comments:

  1. Probably the cover quilt College Prep is my favorite.

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  2. I love the Boom Chicka Boom pattern!! Thanks!

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  3. Take flight..i know its not in the book but its my favorite!

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  4. Oh, I like lots of them but I think Beach Retreat is my favorite.

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  5. I love the look of Beach Retreat...but then Catch a Falling Star appeals to me too! Love all your patterns. (international reader)

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  6. I loved the Beach Retreat one from the book and the Stars and Bars one you posted around July 4th. Great Hop. grinnie1961@ gmail dot com

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  7. I like to Catch a Falling Star. I am an international reader.

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  8. I think the blue/green version is my favourite. Congratulations on a successful blog hop.

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  9. There are several I would like to make, but my favorite is "Catch a falling star". Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book.

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  10. There are so many in the book to love, Scattered and Fire pit captured my eyes though.

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  11. It's hard to pick just one favorite but I love College Prep! Thank you for a great hop showing all rhe quilts. It's a lovely book!

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  12. I think Beach Retreat is my favorite, but so many are beautiful. And I am curious about your improv piercing technique, so winning a copy of the book would be wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win and thanks for a fun, inspiring blog hop!

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  13. Grand Bazaar - the cover quilt! Great give away! Heartscreations@outlook.com

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  14. Thank you! I have loved seeing your quilts. I think Scattered is my favorite. Quilt.kisses at gmail.com

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  15. I LOVE the take flight pattern! I need that one!

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  16. Hi from Montana! Love "Catch A Falling Star"! Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  17. Kelly, I have to admit I have not seen the inside of your book, but the one on the cover is right up my alley and would love to win a copy of Stash Statement if the others are anything like it. All I make are scrappy, stash quilts, so I'm anxious to get new inspirations from you. I love your Take Flight quilt and think it is a wonderful gift to someone who has lost a loved one. PS I'm making your Old Glory for my Quilts of Valor Group right now. Perfect Size!! Thanks.

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  18. USA here-Catch a FAlling Star is my favorite but they are all nice!

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  19. Loved this blog hop! My favorite quilt is Bloom Chica Boom, Michelle's quilt is gorgeous with the improve low volume background. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome book! jacklynnsteven@netzero.com

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  20. Love the scrappiness of Detour - and doesn't look too intimidating to try out your technique! Congrats on your book from Canada!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  21. I think Take Flight is my favorite, it has such meaning behind it!

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  22. I've enjoyed the whole blog hop following your book and don't think I can pick a favorite. Each one is beautiful and your helpers did such wonderful interpretations of each. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  23. those quilts you showed are beautiful

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  24. Easy Peasy! Bloom Chicka Boom is my favorite followed closely by Take Flight. I am on my way (virtually) to your Etsy shop to purchase my copy of your book. Thanks for so many wonderful quilt ideas for scraps! :)

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  25. My favorite is the quilt on the cover. It catches my eye every time I see it. Love all those colors!

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  26. All the patterns are great, but faves are Grand Bazaar and Take Flight! They are like potato chips - you can't have just one!! (USA)

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  27. Grand Bazaar is my favorite--it's amazing.

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  28. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJuly 9, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Catch a Falling Star catches my eye.

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  29. Many great designs, but I love beach retreat!! Probably the green and orange that got me. Green is my fav color, and it goes sew very well with orange. :)

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  30. It's wonderful seeing all the variations of this one and how the other makers mixed things up. Congrats on a great blog hop for your book.

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  31. Catch a falling star if I can only pick one 😉

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  32. I like Catch a Falling Star and also I think I saw one you did with HSTs that I loved (I don't know if that one's in the book). I have a bunch of improv squares that I was originally going to just put together (once I finished all of them) w/o anything else, but now I think I want to do a version of your Catch a Falling Star or the one with HSTs. I NEVER buy books or follow patterns, but in this case I will. :)

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  33. Greetings from Maryland nI love the Bloom Chicks Boom quilt! So fun!

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  34. It's very hard to choose just one, but I think my favorite is Catch a Falling Star (but Precarious is a close second.) Congrats on a beautiful book!

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  35. I liked most all the patterns, but Murrina was my favorite, I think!
    Congratulations! You did great!

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  36. You have many beautiful quilts in this book, but if I have to choose just one, it would be beach retreat, especially when you turned it into a rainbow. Love it!
    dragonfly9716(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I like the flow of catch a falling star and the awesome classic feel with modern flair of the beach retreat pattern. I need to do more scrap busting improv in rainbow! Great work!

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  38. I really like "Fire Pit", but others are grabbing my attention. Your pattern "Take Flight" is wonderful! Would to get my hands on both the book and pattern - love it!

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  39. My was Catch a Falling Star. I purchased the book in the digital form so is there a way to send you verification for the Wings pattern?

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