21 September 2015

My day on the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop

Jaftex, a family run textile business, is Celebrating a Milestone!  Happy 85th Anniversary, Jaftex!

Jaftex is the parent company for Blank Quilting, Studioe Fabrics, and Henry Glass Fabrics. In celebration of this milestone event, I was invited to participate in this exciting blog hop. This blog hop is packed full of fabulous giveaways from each of the participants, so be sure to check out the JAFTEX page tab under my blog header for the full schedule, and follow along to see what everyone has created!

To help us celebrate, I've invited the Teddy Bears....



I received a fat quarter bundle of Fusion Illusion from Blank Quilting for my project. It took me quite a while to figure out what I wanted to make. Those fabrics finally whispered something about wanting to become Teddy Bears. But the whole time I was working on those blocks, all I could think about was Gummy Bears! Those bright, vibrant prints are so yummy!




Just look at the fun texture of the Fusion Illusion. Those rich, swirly prints remind me of the good times spent finger painting back in Kindergarten class. And it gives the illusion of cuddly, fluffy fur on those bears!









Searching through (my stash), I found the perfect background fabric. It is Crystal Palace by Whimsies & Wishes for Studioe Fabrics. This subtle text print was just what those bright bears needed. And the winter words helped keep me cool in the July heat as I pieced and pressed.




For the quilting, I used my organic wavy lines with my walking foot. Always a fun and fast finish, and a pleasure to perform. Those of you who are regulars around here have seen this method used on many of my quilts. But for anyone visiting for the first time today, you may be interested in watching this video showing how I quilt my wavy lines.




The binding is Folio by Henry Glass Fabrics. Another piece found in . I used my most familiar binding method to sew the binding first to the back and then topstitched from the front of the quilt. It was great to be able to include fabrics from all three of the Jaftex companies in this project. Making this finish all that much more special!




Teddy Bears was the 47th use of my 100 labels ordered from Ikaprint.





Teddy Bears finished at approximately 40" x 40" using 10" finished size bear blocks. And this is NOT paper pieced. If you are interested in making your own version of the Teddy Bears quilt, please click here to purchase the pattern.





Sending out a great big THANK YOU! to Linda Lum DeBono for all her hard work in organizing this blog hop and for offering us the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful celebration.



NOW.... On to the GIVEAWAYS!!!

Thank you also to the following companies that provided extra prizes.
Aurifil ThreadsSchmetz Needles, and Janome

1st Prize:
Blog Readers:  20 Fat quarter bundles and a Janome Skyline S5 sewing machine
Your favorite quilt shop:  30 bolts of fabric

2nd Prize:
Blog Readers:  15 Fat quarter bundles and a box of Aurifil thread [48 spools]
Your favorite quilt shop:  15 bolts of fabric

3rd Prize:
Blog Readers:  6 Fat quarter bundles and a special edition tin of goodies from Schmetz Needles
Your favorite quilt shop:  6 bolts of fabric

For your convenience, I have added a JAFTEX page tab at the top of my blog where you will find the complete schedule and can make your way over to visit each of the participants throughout the month of September. Happy Hopping!

How do you enter the giveaway contests? 

First up..... Click on the following link to be taken to the grand giveaway!





Blank Quilting is also generously offering a fat quarter bundle of FUSION ILLUSION for this giveaway. This winner will also receive a copy of the Teddy Bears pdf pattern from me.

Fat Quarter bundle of FUSION ILLUSION from Blank Quilting


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Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts





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amanda m said...

Oh how fun! These fabrics would be perfect for a baby quilt. And the bears are so cute!

Paula said...

Love the bears pattern ad may just have to use the beautiful fabric to maake it!!

Renea said...

Your quilt pattern is sew cute. I think I would make a quilt. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Bluefigquilts said...

I would definitely make the Teddy Bears! So cute!

Andrea York said...

Yes I'd use your pattern for a quilt for my grandson! So cute.

Cathy J said...

Such a cute pattern! As for what I'd make, always a quilt! I've only got 20 or so on my list right now. ;)

SewDoUQuilt said...

I would make a quilt, the teddy bears are great! The background fabric went nicely with the Bears. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

Gloria said...

A very useful block for a baby quilt if the parents want their child's gender to be a surprise. I think the bright colours make it fabulous!

Bobbie said...

I need some gummi bears now! I would definitely make this quilt!

Donna W said...

I would make the teddy bears-----they are so cute!

Diane said...
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Diane said...

I would make a bright new quilt for our family room.

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Diane said...

I'd use the fabrics to make a churn dash quilt. It would be beautiful in those colours.

Rebecca said...

I've been trying my hand lately on creating my own free hand quilt, no pattern, just what's in my head. So I surely would be having fun with this fun design fabric. thank you

Heidi said...

Your gummy bears look delicious Lorna! The Crystal background made me smile too, you know what they say about great minds, haha!!

MtnJudy said...

Lovely collection!

Mary O. said...

I would try to make the Teddy Bear quilt. Adorable.

Anonymous said...

These fabrics are such beautiful colors. I'd prefer cats in my quilt. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Dorothy Thornton said...

I love the teddy bears and the fabric but I want to make your dog gone pattern

MC said...

I would love to make the teddy bears!

Linda said...

I love the dogs, and I would make one for my Grandson!

Farm Quilter said...

I love your teddy bears!!! Just as I loved making your elephants, I would have to use these beautiful fabrics to make a teddy bear quilt! I'm so glad I follow you via email...you are an amazing quilter and pattern maker!!!

Beth said...

My next project of yours is going to be those darned cute puppies, not the bears, and I already have fabric picked out for them. If I win this bundle, I'll make a Disappearing Hourglass quilt for my niece who just bought her first home.

Julie Ann said...

Your teddy bears are so adorable and the fabric is just what I was looking for. Thanks!

Cowtown Quilts said...

Thank you, Lorna, for providing the email links to everyone's blog!

Helen said...

I have a new grandson due in mid-January. I would love to make this teddy bear quilt for him.

maria said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I am in love with the puppy quilt and perhaps would use the fabric for that one.

Donna W said...

Love your quilt and yes, I would make the teddy bears.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

This quilt is just too cute for words!! If I won this bundle I would make this quilt using your pattern for one of my grandkids but then there would be a fight so I'll end up making three. You are so creative. Karen kthurn@bektel.com

Pixie Cat said...

The teddy bears are adorable, but I'd probably make a pillow or a tote.

Heather said...

I'd use it for the Dog Gone Cute pattern.

Denise Mitchell said...

Love this fabric. and the Teddy Bears

Judy J said...

I love all of your patterns! So fun!

Kathy Boice said...

I love the fabrics and also love the bears!!! I would make a Bear quilt for sure. midwayfarms@hughes.net

Jean said...

I have been teaching my great-niece and my granddaughter to sew. I think I would use these to help teach them about block piecing. Thanks for letting me enter.
Jean C.
djcogdill@q.com

Anonymous said...

The teddy bears are adorable, good use of the fabric. Then again, I also like the dogs. OH yeah, and the squirrels....and then there are the elephants.....hmmmm, guess I need more fabric....or more ambition.

Carol said...

Cute quilt. I was thinking gummy bears before I even read it.LOL

Katy M said...

This would be perfect for the rainbow themed nursery I'm putting together so I'd make up your pattern if I won :)

Kathy said...

I think I would use the fabric on your puppy pattern cuz the puppy looks like my daughter's dog. And then I'd use the bear pattern on a pillow or two! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

LORETTA SANTILLI said...

l love the teddy bear quilt. l think l would keep it for me. l wonder if you have any plans for a quilt with owls - now that would be one l'd definately make for me

Christine said...

Love the Teddy Bears too and would love to make them with the bundle if I win.

Quilting Momma said...

The little teddy bears are adorable! What a great quilt for a toddler! onlydiamonds[at]hotmail.com in case you can't find it on Blogger!

Quilting Momma said...

I follow you by newsletter -- which by the way I love! Thanks so much! onlydiamonds[at]hotmail.com

works4me said...

Love your gummy bear quilt. I have no idea what I would make if I won the bundle. I couldn't make the teddy bear quilt as that has already been done. :) But, I love brights so I'm sure inspiration would come my way. Yes, I would make the teddy bear quilt with other fabrics, and probably as a fun table runner.

Emily said...

I love the bears! And they look so cute in those bright colors.

Phyllis Jaco said...

I would love to work with this mix !

Linda Gagliano said...

I like the Teddy Bears, I would go for it with that design.

Lisa J. said...

I like the gummi idea for bears but I might use the fabric for a second dog gone quilt...have to catch up with the first one though.

Veronica Rushton said...

Who doesn't love Teddy Bears! I would probably make a pillow and matching quilt. veeveebug@aol.com

Susan Van Kirk Beyer said...

This is a cute quilt, but I think I would like to try your puppy block with the bundle.

Linda Big D said...

I love the teddy bears! what a cute pattern.

Pat V. said...

Your quilt is very cute, but mine would be kitty cats instead of bears!

Anonymous said...

I think, I would use this fabric to make something rainbow-style.

Kris said...

I would make this for one of my groups Quilts for Kids. Super cute and fun fabric.

Paula said...

Oh my world! those Teddy bears are the cutest ever! Perfect for a baby quilt. xx

Paula said...

Oh my world! those Teddy bears are the cutest ever! Perfect for a baby quilt. xx

Nancy J said...

Those bears are stunning, in all those super colours, and the quilting is a wonderful finish. The fabrics, perfect for a small quilt, together with some patterned pieces. They shine.

Carol said...

Such a cute quilt--and I love the fabric! I think a great baby quilt would be just the thing I'd like to make.

Kath said...

Without a doubt, I would make the bear quilt. I've been thinking about what to do quilt-wise for my niece's first baby (boy) due in November and this is perfect. I'd love to win this fabric and pattern - a wonderful giveaway! Thanks! ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Great pattern and fabulous give away! Thank you.

Dobieslady1 said...

I love the bears, but I might use the fabric to make a Gravity Quilt or a Log Cabin Flying Geese Quilt.

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

I'd probably made your teddies if I won the fabric - what a super-cute combination!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I would love to win your pattern and the fabric. I love all your patterns and am trying to stay up with the doggies. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Definitely the teddy bears for my grandson.

Heide said...

I would so use this bundle to make the bears, just love your animal quilts.

Susan said...

It's a dog gone cute pattern, but I have something else in mind!

Terri van Gulik said...

I would try the Teddy bear pattern, but I would use the Fusion fabric as blenders with other fabrics.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love that teddy bear quilt! I'm not sure if I would use the pattern to make a large quilt, but I can see myself making a small pillow cover as a gift. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

If I had kiddo's in my life, I would probably make the cute bears with those fabrics. For now, I'll stick with the adorable dogs!

jennie wallick said...

Wait to see if I get a grand daughter or grand sn and make a bear quilt.

vkh6210 said...

Love love love your teddy bear quilt. So cute. Just what I need for baby quilts I need to be making. So many little ones coming along in my family.
Thank you for a chance to win. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would make a bear quilt as fast as I could. What would be better than a quilt with bears on it. In my world it would be perfect.

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there Lorna,
Ohhhhh, that Teddy Bear pattern of yours is my new favourite!!! I do like what you did with the fabrics, but I think I would go all out psychedelic with my Beary fabric choices and save the Fusions for a bed quilt I have designed!
Thanks!
Quilty Huggs,
Jacqueline
snausages22@yahoo.CA

Deb said...

Love the fabric and pattern. I'd probably use the fabric definitely for a quilt but not sure I'd use the bear pattern since I don't have little ones to sew for right now.

apple blossom said...

oh, I'd love to make the adorable teddy bear quilt. thanks for the chance to win

Diane said...

Your teddy bears are cute! I would definitely use the fabric to make this pattern. Thanks!

Christine Sullivan said...

I would use the fabric & your pattern to make a copycat quilt for my 3 year old granddaughter. Gummi bears are 1 of our favorite treats to share. Thank you for the chance to win.

Jan Carnes said...

I love the fabric and your pattern. I'm trying not to plan new quilts right now, until I have finished the ones in progress! But, I'd probably use this bundle as you did.

Rachell said...

With the Fusion, I would make your butterfly pattern, or the Little Blooms pattern. They would be perfectly colorful for any of your designs!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

zaney said...

I probably would make the teddy bears pattern. It all just goes to well together!

Terri Hauge said...

What an adorable quilt - my grandson would just love it. I'm seriously thinking I would make the Teddy Bear quilt. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Jo Anne Hawks said...

Those doggies are so cute. My grandchildren would love them. Love the variety and the colors.

Diantha said...

I would make the Teddy Bear quilt - that is sooo cute!

Tracy Reed said...

I would probably make some zippered bags as gifts with this packet.

Linda Smith said...

The gummy bears are super cute, but I'm really in love with the puppies. It would be a toss up.

Debbie said...

This quilt is just too cute and I do love the texture created for the bears fur! I have an upcoming birthday for a three year old and this fabric and the teddy bear pattern along with a big bag of gummy bears would be perfect!

Lisa Garber said...

I am due to have a baby in April and would definitely use this pattern for a baby quilt!

Heather B said...

The bears are so cute!! If not these particular fabrics I would definitely be making them!

Melissa Miller said...

I honestly don't know off the top of my head. I have two quilts in process I have to finish first! You're bears are cute! You're such a busy bee.

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

The bears are really cute. I would like to use it for a star wall hanging.

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I think the Teddy Bears are so cute. I'd like to make a quilt with the fabric and might sew some Teddy Bears!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Sallie said...

I would probably make something different, but your bear quilt is adorable!

Susan McG said...

I love your teddy bear quilt - but even more so your dog quilt. I think I would use the bundle to make a colourful quilt of dogs.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I would actually like to make some pillows and/or pillowcases! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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