Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Joyful Soul Quilt

I've gotten some emails about my quilt front. I was planning on waiting to tell you about it when I had batted, binded, and finished it...but I have such an exciting giveaway planned that I have to tell you all about it now!

I found the pattern for this quilt a few months ago when I was still barely able to thread my machine by myself. I contacted a quilting friend of my Mom's (Hi, Holly!) and she said the tutorial was well written and the pattern easy to understand (Hi, Katy!). The next step would be getting the fabric...here comes the exciting part!

I found Joy of a Joyful Soul Fabrics (don't you LOVE that name?!) and told her that I was planning on making and blogging this quilt, did she have the fat quarters for sale...do you know what she said? Joy not only had them, she gave a set to me AND sent a second set for YOU! She wanted me to have them as well as give a set away! You see, the fabrics in this quilt are from none other than Jennifer Paganelli and she is a big fan of Jennifer's too! 

the quilt is very, very easy...I found it easiest to make it assembly line style.
I cut all of my squares out (the big and small) and matched them up




 lots of beautiful scraps...fabric ribbon to be made!

squres ready to be pieced together in sets of four

playing with the layout

a finished square

I had enough to make a full size quilt and intended on making this for my bed, but the girls fell in love with it. We are planning on getting twin beds for them and letting them share a room this fall, so I went a little rogue with the pattern...I divided up my quilt, added an extra row (I already had some additional fabric from this line) and a border to make two twin size quilt fronts.

Joy carries beautiful fabrics and LOTS and LOTS of Jennifer Paganelli! Her prices are wonderful and she has a ton of quilting kits to choose from. A talented quilter herself, Joy knows what quilters and seamstresses want and need. You can find her on Facebook, which lets you get a peek into her latest project and an exclusive view into her shop's latest deals. 
Joy is giving you a HUGE gift...an entire set of fat quarters to make the quilt I made (also seen here) and we are throwing in the fabric for the back and binding. The giveaway is open to all blog followers and all you have to do is visit her on Facebook and tell me what your favorite quilt kit or project is...believe me, there are a LOT to choose from! Even if you are not a "quilter" you can make this! 
I will pick a winner on Oct 3 and post the winner here! Fingers crossed for you!

29 comments :

  1. I love all the bright colors and patterns in J Paginelli's fabrics. I'm a newbie quilter and I'd love to make a quilt like that!
    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  2. You did a great job! I love the colors.

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  3. By far, it would have to be Joy's Sunshine Kit...love the colors!

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  4. I love the quilt you made - GREAT job! I also like "Joyful Jewels" -- really gorgeous!
    KZK

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  5. I like the Folksy Flannel Rag Kit.
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

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  6. I love the brightness and the many colors! Just makes you cheery looking at it!

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  7. I like this quilt from her FB photos: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150305530113361&set=a.139722423360.103015.138096903360&type=1&theater

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  8. You did great. I love quilts. Its so bright and cheerful.

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  9. WOW!!! This is so awesome and you did a wonderful job!!! I've been really wanting to learn to quilt and sew but have been so intimidated!!! I love her little fabric elephants...they are precious!!!

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  10. Wow, you're on a roll! I have a few quilting books and would love to make a quilt someday. I really like her Joyful Jewels quilt kit.

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  11. how wonderful! i LOVE her sunshine kit!

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  12. You are so talented! I just saw your tunic post too, it turned out great! I wish I was a little more crafty!

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  13. ajoyfulsoulfabrics dot com has all Honey Child on sale for 20% off right now! Good luck to the quilt kit winner! Thank you for your nice comments on our quilt kits!!

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  14. I am in love with the Sunshine quilt! Never quilted before, but have always wanted to! So glad to have found you both!
    Kate

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  15. The Poodle and Honey Child lines are my favorite and I am in awe of Joy's Jewel Quilt! She is talented. This pattern looks doable for me though and I really love the colors.
    Amanda
    amanda.panda@live.com

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  16. Oh how fun!! I absolutely LOVE her Just Wing It Brick Path Quilt Kit!! Yay for fabric! :)

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  17. I like the Saturday Market Bag pattern

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  18. LoVe the folksy flannel rag quilt!!!!

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  19. I LOVE the Honey Child quilt! I must make it!

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  20. What a great pattern! Such a generous give away, her quilt kits are wonderful and on my Christmas wish list! I love her rag quilt!
    Thanks :)

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  21. I really love the way your quilt came out, beautiful! I like the Amy Butler sunshine quilt kit, that is very bright and happy!

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  22. I think the "Love letters" quilt Joy has posted is really beautiful. But I also really like the new "Sophie's Garden" quilt she has... plus it would be a great quilt for my daughter Sofia.

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  23. I would love to make cute tops and skirts for my girls with these fabulous colors! I love J. Paginelli's combinations...

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  24. fantastic! I love the sunshine quilt or the jewels quilt. she is good!!
    Tracy H.

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  25. I love the Jewel Quilt. I had the opportunity to meet Joy at a quilt show in Fort Worth Texas. She was such a delight and so friendly. I fell in love with her and her booth!

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  26. I would love to win this kit! The colors are so bright and cheery. Perfect for the cool, rainy winters where I'm at.

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  27. I love Jennifer's fabrics. My favourite line is Queen Street followed closely by Honey Child so this would b perfect

    The Jewel quilt is just gorgeous

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