Friday, June 19, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop - Wrap Up and Grand Prize Winners!!!!

Well, all good things must come to an end right ;)   Today is the final day of the Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop.   Thank You so much to everyone who stopped in each day.    Your sweet comments and emails meant the world to me.    It was so much fun to get to share the quilts of Irish Chain Quilts with you as well as the awesome Charity Quilt Blocks all of my wonderful friends made to go along with the quilts.


And I know lots of you have been wondering how all of blocks were going to come together . . . well, wait no longer.  Here it is!!!!   Didn't it just turn out so adorable!!!  I am going to call it Rainbow Remix.


I just love how the chains all come together.  Even though they are all made out of different sizes and shapes, they still create an overall single Irish Chain quilt that is oh so cute!!!!!


And this one really shows the quilting.  I wanted to keep this quilt super soft and cuddly for it's recipient, so I opted to do a basic stippling stitch in the background in my favorite 402 So Fine thread that blended just perfectly with all of the different low volume backgrounds, and then arches in all of the chains.  I matched the color thread to the chain color using fabulous vergitage Fantastico threads, which just made the chain pop all the more.  So fun!!!


And for the backing, I used the adorable daisy block as a label, with some fun pieced stripes and polka dots around it.  Because, who doesn't love stripes and polka-dots :)


On the petals of the daisy, I added everyone's name that has made blocks and participated in the blog hop.  I think it is just the cutest finishing touch :)  So special!!  Thank you again to each of the ladies on this label, you are amazing!!!!


And now it is all ready to be delivered to Primary Children's Hospital.  I want to say a huge thank you to all of the ladies that helped in the making of this quilt!!  I know it is going to be such a special little quilt for a special little child!!!


Just in case you missed any of the stops of seeing these amazing blocks and the quilts behind them, here is the complete list of the blog hop one last time ;)   

June 8th -    Happy Quilting - Blog Hop Intro & Grand Prize Entry  (you are here) 
June 9th -    Moda Lissa - Lissa Alexander
                    Fat Quarter Shop - Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th -  Piece N Quilt - Natalia Bonner
                    In Color Order - Jeni Baker
June 11th -  Amy's Creative Side - Amy Ellis
                    Sew Kind of Wonderful - Jenny Pedigo
June 12th -  Quilt Story - Megan Jimenez
                    Diary of a Quilter - Amy Smart
June 15th -  Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich
                   Christa Quilts - Christa Watson
June 16th -  Moda Cutting Table - Carrie Nelson
                    Little Miss Shabby - Corey Yoder
June 17th -  Fresh Lemons - Faith Jones
                    V and Co.  - Vanessa Christenson
June 18th -  A Quilting Life - Sherri McConnell
                    Stitch This! - Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th -  Happy Quilting - Wrap Up & Grand Prizes


And that leaves us with one last order of business.   Announcing the Grand Prize Winners!!!!!  I had so much fun reading your Irish comments, and I was blown away by the number of entries.   You all sure know how to make a giveaway fun!!  So, let's get to this.  Drumroll Please . . . . . . . . . . . .


The first winner who will receive an Entire Bitty Bits Quilt Kit, comprised of 14 Kona Cotton Charm Packs, a Vanessa Goertzen Gooseberry Charm Pack, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts is . . . . . . . .  . #617 who is  Ginny!!!!




The second winner who will receive a Lizzy House Butterflies Fat Quarter Bundle, and American Jane Lorraine Layer Cake, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and  a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts is . . . . .  #575 who is The Joyful Quilter!!!!




Congrats to both of you ;)   I have emailed you.


I want to sign off and close this Blog Hop with one last Thank You!!!  Thank you to my wonderful readers for your constant support of Happy Quilting ;)   I so appreciate you popping in each day to share my quilting adventures.  Your comments, emails, and and pictures always bring a smile to my face.   Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!


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11 comments:

  1. You got quite the variety in your charity blocks. It was a fun Blog Hop! sad I didn't WIN your book. Congrats to the Ginny and Joyful Quilter!

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  2. Thoroughly enjoyed this event!

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  3. Thoroughly enjoyed this event!

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  4. Congratulations to the happy winners. I am buying this book! I so love the village. Must make it and many of the others. Thank you for addicting me. I cannot think of a better addiction than making a wonderful, beautiful quilt to give warmth, comfort, and love to another friend, even to a friend I don't even know. There are so many shelters and hospitals that welcome homemade quilts.

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  5. That quilt is fantastic! I just love how it turned out. Kudos!

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  6. Congratulations to the winners and I enjoyed the Hop.

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  7. I am SEW excited!!! I almost never enter high-volume giveaways since I figure with so many entrants, there's NO WAY that I couId win. I'm shocked that I actually won one of the Grand Prize packages. Thank you (and your prize sponsors, too)!!

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  8. Congrats to the lucky winners! Love the charity quilt made up of all the different blocks - such an adorable idea!! So glad I bought your book...it is in the mail right now!!

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  9. Thank you so much for the giveaway prizes! Thank your sponsosrs also - I too am in shock that I won! Love your work and cannot wait to get to work on an Irish Chain - as I said I was just looking at your tutorial and now I have your awesome book coming - Thank you!

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  10. Thank you so much for the giveaway prizes! Thank your sponsosrs also - I too am in shock that I won! Love your work and cannot wait to get to work on an Irish Chain - as I said I was just looking at your tutorial and now I have your awesome book coming - Thank you!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa