Friday, November 22, 2013

Blogathon Canada Day 5!

Hello and if you're visiting my little corner of the web for the first time - welcome to Dizzy Quilts! I am super excited to be hosting today and be able to represent Quebec. Don't forget to visit Danielle at A Geekie Crafty Life who is also featured today and who represents the Territories.

I'm supposed to tell you a little bit about myself and my quilting journey so here we go...

About 4 years ago, I went to JoAnn's with a friend and found a cute little quilt kit. It was a simple patchwork quilt, but I immediately fell in love with the process and with the results. I started learning more about quilting through the wonderful online community and before I knew it, I had a whole sewing room set up for myself!

Over the years, I tried many different styles and techniques and have really enjoyed making quilts for the people I love.

In April 2013, I found the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild and attended my very first guild meeting. Oh my! Meeting other quilters in person and being able to talk about my obsession with people who were just as obsessed as I am was amazing.

Here are a few of the quilts I finished recently:
This is my Star Surround quilt. The pattern was designed by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting.
I used Kona solids and some Art Gallery fabrics for this quilt. I quilted it on my domestic machine.
This is my favourite quilt... ever! :-) This is Two Percent. The pattern was designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie Quilt Co. and I used the Veranda fabric collection by Amanda Murphy. This quilt is huge and it took me 18 months to make it. Two Percent is currently the quilt I sleep under at night and every time I go to bed and see it there, I smile.
This is the pillow cover I made for the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild Challenge over the summer. We had to make a quilt with traditional blocks and give it a modern twist. So I took my favourite block - the Churn Dash - and super-sized it.

But enough about me! The whole point of Blogathon Canada is to get to meet and get inspired by Canadian quilters and bloggers. Make sure you visit these wonderfully talented quilters from Quebec:

Before you go and pay them all a visit, how about some prizes?

Sew Sisters had generously provided this lovely stack of solids for me to giveaway to one of you!
I wanted a prize that represented me well. Besides being a quilter, I'm also a huge hockey fan and my favourite team is of course the Montreal Canadiens. This bundle is red, white and blue - my team's colours! :-)

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this blog post. International entries are welcome, but please make sure to leave me your email address if you're a no-reply blogger. I must re-draw if I cannot contact you. I will choose a winner on Sunday and contact them by email.

IMPORTANT:  This giveaway is now closed.

You can also win a wonderful prize sponsored by Northcott over at Sew Sisters.

Tomorrow, Blogathon Canada continues with a visit to Ontario! Click the Blogathon Canada button in my sidebar for the full schedule - there are prizes to win at every stop!

Before I sign-off, I wanted to say THANK YOU to Sew Sisters. I am so happy to have been asked to take part in this great blog hop.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Izzy

180 comments:

Fignie said...

Hello Izzy!! Beautiful post!!!
(Hello from wayyy over and up here :)

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Hi Izzy!! So nice to 'meet' you properly! I agree with you - Two Percent is spectacular and I would smile if it was my bed quilt too!!!

Ann said...

Great quilts (all of them)

Sarah said...

Been following your blog for ages! Love your quilts.

Jo said...

You have a new follower.........me. Your quilts are beautiful!

DeborahGun said...

gorgeous makes Izzy :-)

C Vanos said...

I love the picture of the blue and white quilt in the snow. What a wonderful way to display your finished quilt!

Gill said...

I love your two percent quilt too - fabulous!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

bluenines said...

beautiful quilts, thank you for being part of the blog hop, happy sewing

Anonymous said...

Your quilts are all beautiful. I especially love your Star Surround quilt. Thanks for sharing them.

dbelliott@outlook.com

Fiesta said...

All your quilts are beauties. Thanks for hoping with us

Julie said...

I, of course, love your blog! It was so fun to read more about you. Great giveaway!

Sue H said...

Love your Star Surround quilt - great colors. Fantastic giveaway - you can never have too many solids!

Cath W said...

Beautiful quilts, thank you for sharing.

withajoyfulheart said...

Yikes! I almost forgot the date. Phew...I didn't miss it though! Sew loving visiting all the bloggers, I will certainly be revisiting many of them. Thank you for sharing your wonderful quilts. I am looking forward to making more of my own...quilting is so much fun. Attending my quilt guild meeting tomorrow, we are making a tumbler table runner. Off to visit the others!

joanold said...

I love seeing your lovely quilts. The Two percent quilt is so cheerful, it would make anyone smile.

Stitching Impressions said...

Hi Izzy,

thanks for sharing about yourself. I too, am beginning to love modern quilts.
So much variety and styles to choose from, how can one not love quilting?

ruthq@rogers.com

midwestmarykay said...

WOW!! You've done beautiful work in 4 years!! Gorgeous quilts!

HollyM said...

You have accomplished a lot in a few years! I love the quilt that you sleep under. It makes me happy too to have my quilts on the bed.
I've really enjoyed exploring all the Canadian blogs this week.

Barb F said...

Enjoy your blog. Pretty fabric

Linda said...

Hello from Nova Scotia. Your quilts are wonderful. Love your Two Percent. Thanks for the great giveaway. Go Habs!

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts said...

Great to meet you! Wonderful quilts!

Kate said...

It was a pleasure to meet you and your fellow bloggers, Izzy.

Saira p said...

Super quilts (how do you find the time!?), and lovely colours in the giveaway - I'm thinking a union jack as I'm from the UK!

Lisa Marie said...

Love your quilts and the quilting on the Star Surround is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize!

cinzia said...

It's great to learn more about you. I am excited that you are part of the montreal modern quilt guild. Your enthusiasm for quilting shines through in your blog posts and at our monthly meetings! Thanks for giveaway. You know i love me some konas!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hello from New Brunswick!! Love your quilts and your story. Nice to meet you.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Beautiful quilts, Izzy! Thanks for sharing!

Rita@ Pinpricked Fingers said...

Izzy, thank you so much for highlighting these great bloggers! I've said it before, I LOVE your star surround quilt! Your two percent is a work of art! I'll be joining in the fun tomorrow from Ontario!

Along the Perkiomen said...

Love your Two percent quilt! Thanks for the list of other Quebec quilters, off to visit them now.

Christa Marcotte said...

I love seeing the different favors of quilting through our amazing country! Thanks for the tour!

Marnie said...

Thanks for sharing with us.

sherry said...

thx for hosting and thx for the chance to win

PegP said...

Thanks Izzy, your quilts are beautiful. But it's blue and white all the way!! :)

sewbusy said...

Star Surround....beautiful!
sewbusy.pc@gmail.com

Mary said...

So much fun to visit with you and see your quilts.

Diane H said...

Hi Izzy! Your quilts are stunning. It's wonderful to have quilting in your life, isn't it? Thanks for participating in this fun hop.

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Very nice. Thanks for the giveaway! I've added it to my weekly link up.

Dawn said...

I am really enjoying this blogathon! Seeing all the wonderful quilts is just so fun! Thanks for sharing yours. :)

Quilter Kathy said...

So fun to visit quilters from across the country... what a fun hop!
I have never made a quilt with solids!

Needled Mom said...

Wow! I can't believe that you only started quilting four years ago! Your "sleeping" quilt is just gorgeous as is the Star Surround quilt.

Sheryl said...

Your Two Percent quilt is stunning. That would be a real treat to get to sleep under your favourite.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

So nice to meet you,I also love your quilt Two percent. And yes the giveaway is gorgeous. Thanks for being a part of this blogathon so great to meet other quilters across our wonderful country.
forbesrj@shaw.ca

Allison C said...

Love your star surround quilt!

Anne Simonot said...

It is nice to be around others who understand our obsession, isn't it? Non-quilters wonder why we spend all that time & money when we could go to Walmart & buy a "blanket" (!!) for $10. annesimonot@sasktel.net

Donna quilts said...

I can understand why you smile every time you see your two percent quilt - it's beautiful! Love the colors. I am a Montrealer, (although I have been living in Alberta for 2 years now), and I know that the Habs are a big part of Montreal - so I would love to win those colors.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Your 2% quilt is just wonderful - don't think I could part with that one myself. Can't go wrong with red/white/blue - thank you for hosting and I am off to visit the list.

Debra Kay Neiman said...

My best friend is crazy for hockey. She plays on a team in Texas. Love the brown in the star surround quilt. New quilter from Oklahoma, USA. Glad to meet our Canadian Quilting Neighbors. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Izzy! It has been so fun to meet the Canadian quilters. I LOVE your Two Percent. I'm going to check out the pattern. Is it a single pattern or in a book?? Thanks for the giveaway!

At the corner of Scrap and Quilts said...

Bonjour Izzy. Love your 2% quilt, just lovely! J'<3 les Canadiens. Horray pour le tricolor. Thanks for hosting and sharing.
Chantal, Ottawa, Ontario

Margaret said...

I keep seeing your postings for the Quilt Guild and follow you on Facebook, but to get to a meeting would mean a drive of 1 1/2 hours each way. As much as I would love to participate, it's just too far! Booooo. What fun to meet lots of new to me quilters. Love your work.

Rosa said...

Beautiful quilts.Thanks for hosting!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Greeting from Saskatchewan (and another blogathon host!) I love your star surround! I was in that QAL too!

Jules said...

Beautiful quilts!! And Go Habs Go! I am a fellow Montrealer :)

Angela Smith said...

Hi Izzy, I have just started following you recently, so nice that you're part of this blogathon! Your quilts are beautiful, thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Courtneysews said...

Thanks for the great give-away!!

ytsmom said...

I'm from the US, so red, white and blue is a favorite of mine! Our guild is going to make some quilts for veterans in this color scheme, so this would be great to win! Thanks

Laura said...

Thanks so much for sharing.

Penny said...

Enjoyed your blog! Hi from northern Alberta

CLS said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely work

Ellis2Roam said...

Hi Izzy thanks for showing your quilts. I really liked the star surround quilt. I am glad I got the chance to see your blog.

Carla G said...

What fabulous quilts! I especially love the Star Surround quilt - the color combo is in my kind of colors! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Chris Forster said...

I like your plan for the cottage curtains.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Toronto, nice to see your blog on Blogathon Izzy... I personally loved the Star Surround quilt

Katherine said...

Waving hello from a chilly Calgary! I love your quilts, Izzy. Both are so beautiful and the quilting on Star Surround is just perfect! Thanks for hosting today and sharing your talent with us.

kim said...

I Love your quilts!!! Beautiful!
And I love your choice of team colours for the giveaway :)
I purchased my team colours too, but I can't decide on a pattern....

Anonymous said...

Just love your 2%- and can see why you smile when you sleep under it-lovely blog as well!

QuiltinGram said...

Can see why Two Percent would make you smile! Thx for chance to win this great giveaway!

roccagal said...

2 percent is 100% gorgeous!
churnvdash one of my fav blcoks as well-I never thought of supersizing for a pillow-may have to copy that one!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Visiting from St, John's, NL
Lovely quilts. Thanks for the giveaway

MrsV said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. I can't yet bring myself to sleep under the quilt I made. It was a labour of love, and my blankets get a little abused at night.

Lyn Ja said...

Love ALL of your stuff!

Sunnybec said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Really like your Star Surround Quilt, I've done a QAL with Melissa before she does some lovely patterns.

Patti said...

Gorgeous quilts, and two percent is amazing! Thanks for sharing your favourite colours and the giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

I love that you chose the fabrics for your favourite team! My hubby work in Montreal and he recently went to a game, the atmosphere was amazing, the fans, the best he has seen at a game.

Karen4Q said...

Oh happy quilting. Your stuff is lovely.

Anja Clyke said...

Love your Star Surround. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilts, It's hard to believe you only started 4 years ago.

Julie Vanderhoek said...
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Julie Vanderhoek said...

Wow, Izzy, you make beautiful quilts; it's hard to believe that you've only been quilting for a few years! Thank you for the opportunity to win; good luck to everyone!
thejules92@msn.com

Moneik said...

Still love your star surround. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your journey.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great to join a group who "speaks" the quilting language and understands the passion for fabric? I've joined two guilds now, and a virtual one!

Jerilynn Hillock said...

WOW!! I just love your quilts.

Heather D. said...

Beautiful projects Izzy! Enjoy your day on the Blogathon - I know I have been! The comments keep coming in for me and it's a lot of fun to get to know new people.

Vivian said...

Greetings from the Yukon Territory!!!!
It's so nice to meet you and what a beautiful bundle of fabrics. I have to laugh, when I scrolled down and saw them I thought oh, they are hockey colours...then I read the remainder of your post!!!! Is it a Canadian thing I wonder? Too funny.
Anyway, I hope you meet lots of great people today, your quilting is great and I really like that one quilt...forgot the name already 10 percent??? I'll have to go back and look.

Take care!

Sew Into This said...

Very inspiring! Beautiful work.
Looking forward to poking around your blog :)
Melissa

Teresa Aikens said...

Greetings from the south east corner of Saskatchewan...Yea Canadians..but seeing that this is grey cup weekend..Go Riders...green and white all the way..lol...

EmileeHope said...

Being from the US of A I LOVE your color choice as well!

Irene Lafleche said...

Gorgeous quilts, thanks for sharing.

teachpany said...

So nice to meet you! Great quilts. So true about sleeping under one you made, and you smile just seeing it.

Heather said...

hubby would agree that this is the perfect colour assortment. I've yet to work with solids, but have started collecting them for future considerations

Sandy@UpstairsHobbyRoom said...

thanks for the post!! this has been so much fun!! tomorrow my province!!

Vicki Price said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Beautiful work!

Helen Bazinet said...

I find it interesting the different giveaways that are being offered, love them all. Hope to win one!

allierae said...

Cool, I did Star Surround QAL too. Yours looks great!

Elaine L said...

I am enjoying this blogathon very much. A few technical difficulties as i learn how to post comments. I hope i don't post this more than once.

Bethany Martini said...

Your star surround quilt is beautiful! Thank you for participating in this wonderful blog hop!

Jerri said...

Thanks from BC for sharing your quilts .Would like to win giveaway.

Tina Marie said...

I love your quilts. The colours are very pretty.

Anda W said...

Your quilting talent is fabulous, such beautiful work, quilted on your own machine nevertheless! awolk at rogers dot com

Barbe said...

hello from BC lol. i'm supposed to be a Canuck fan, but my first love has always been the Canadians, i can remember before all the expansions lol so i would love the colors.

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Hello from Nova Scotia! Your Two Percent quilt is fantastic - I love Miss Rosie's designs and will be starting to make her "Amadeus" quilt using the Josephine Fabric Collection sometime in the next month or so. Kona solids are a staple in my quilt studio - and I'd love to have some more! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity. Happy quilting!

Brenda said...

Hello from Winnipeg and thanks for a chance to win.

Jackie said...

Hello from Kitchener, beautiful quilts and thanks for a chance to win.

Nicole said...

Hello from Chicago! Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts and what a fantastic chance to win some gorgeous fabrics :)
nicole (at) modernhandcraft (dot com)

Kathy Boice said...

What a wonderful give away! I am from Kansas, OH. midwayfarms@hughes.net

Lorna Scott said...

Love those solids and your quilts!!!

elle said...

And well you should smile, snuggling under that quilt. Your work is lovely!

judys said...

Thank you for the chance to participate in this bloghop....your quilts are gorgeous, only wish I could do as well! oh well, keep trying is my mantra!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I can see why the Two Percent quilt is your favourite. It's beautiful! Thanks so much for the giveaway of the Kona solids. Kona Cotton are really great to work with so it would be great to win some.

Janet said...

I love the Star Surround quilt and your quilting is fantastic. I don't watch hockey anymore but when I was a child living in Montreal I adored Les Canadiens and even saw them play at the Montreal Forum a few times. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Karin D. said...

Although I live in Toronto, I grew up in Baie Comeau and the Canadiens were a big part of our Saturday nights! Love the colours and your quilts.

Margaret said...

I love that star surround quilt. Thanks for the chance to win those Kona Cotton colors.

Joanna said...

Your quilts are lovely. I love Two Percent. I crochet, too. Love your little grannies in your header.

legato1958 said...

Your quilts are very pretty!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Anonymous said...

HI,YOUR PROJECTS ARE NEAT!
THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY TOO!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Debbie B said...

Love your site, and your lovely work.

Erin McSweeney said...

Love your projects, and a great giveaway.
mcsweeney.erin@gmail.com

ikkinlala said...

I love your quilts!

JoyceLM said...

Your projects are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

Dolores said...

It was nice meeting you. Thanks for the links to the other quilters.

Anonymous said...

Lovely giveaway prize!

I love your Star Surround quilt - isn't it a gorgeous pattern?

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

Lori said...

Your quilts are very nice. I especially love the Star Surround!

Margaret Sandiford said...

Lovely machine quilting - I'm new to that aspect of quilting and I love it!

jmniffer said...

Amazing machine quilting....I dream of doing that but so far straight lines are where my skills are at. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Cecilia said...

Your quilts are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

Jeane said...

Your quilts are beautiful and I am really taken by your "Two Percent" quilt. What a lovely giveaway you are offering, thanks so much.

Marla's Crafts said...

Love your quilt and your story. I love sewing and making quilts and I love this blogging. I am a fairly new blogger just a little over a year and have enjoyed it. Glad to read your post and thanks for the chance to win.

Cathy T said...

The perfect colours in your giveaway. I am presently living in Ontario but grew up in Montreal and am still a Canadien fan.

Audrey said...

Your Star Surround is gorgeous. The colours of your giveaway are very appropriate. Should I win, I think I would be able to use some of it in a Jets quilt!

Karen H said...

I love your quilts - they are all such happy colours! I want to try some modern quilts so the solids would come in very handy!

barb said...

you are so blessed with talent! i adore all your quilts. thank goodness your friend took you to joanns! thanks for the giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

Chris R said...

Baby quilts are a fun way to begin a quilting journey!

Maureen Williamson said...

Your quilts are beautiful! And I love the Churn Dash pillow! Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away...that bundle is gorgeous!
Maureen
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

BizyStitches said...

lovely pictures of you beautiful projects. Well being from the USA, I too love red white and blue fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

Barb and Sharon said...

Your quilts are beautiful!
Barb@Witsend

Vicki H said...

Your quilts and pillow are so pretty. I can see why you smile when you see Two Percent on your bed. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tamie said...

You can always use more solids. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Gorgeous quilts.

Colleen said...

Well, my team is red and white - no blue (the Flames), but maybe I could find a Leafs fan to use the blue. Thanks for the giveaway - I've enjoyed your blog for awhile now.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I don't watch hockey, but I'm sure I could find a use for these...or make a gift for someone who is.

I love your star surround quilt

Stephanie said...

I'd say Blue and White all the way but really, who are we kidding, the Leafs will never touch the cup!! Nice to meet you......from Pickering, Ontario.

Karen Pryce said...

Lovely quilts. I like the Kona Solids but would probably mix with a few jpatterns. Thanks for hosting.

Renate said...

You have some very lovely quilts. It was a pleasure meeting you now I'm off to poke around and visit with the others in La Belle Province!!!

Cathi said...

Your quilts are beautiful! That' same lovely bunch if fabrics - thanks for the chance!

Quilt n Queen said...

Hi Izzy, I'm happy to meet you. I am a Canadian living in Canton Michigan. I will be moving back to Ontairo in 2014...moving back to my families. I love your quilts...they are definitely happy quilts...love your fabric choices. Thanks for the chance to play with some Kona solids... Happy stitching, Pauline

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Hello from Vancouver!

virtualquilter said...

I love your fabric choices as well - they really are your 'style'. I am from Victoria B.C. and we just started a Modern Quilt Guild in the Fall - I share your excitement!!

ritainalaska said...

sew glad, too, that you shared for this blog! like your finishes!

Pat V. said...

Your star surround quilt is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it!

Fran said...

Love your quilts, particularly the Star Surround. And your Churn Dash pillow is gorgeous. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Patchwork and Play said...

I am desperate to make a solids quilt- these would be the perfect push I need!

Sheila Ivany said...

I find your quilts (Two Percent) amazing only four years quilting. I love your colour choice «««but I am Toronto Maple Leaf Fan. PLEASE let me win though. Happy Quilting from Fort McMurray AB:)

KaHolly said...

Greetings from Cape Breton. Your work is just lovely!!

Joy said...

I love how solids can really show off your favorite quilt block. My collection is growing, but I can always welcome a few more to my studio. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sewnuts said...

Beautiful quilts! My daughter lives in Montreal and we visit now and then (live near Ottawa) and wondered do you have any favorite quilt shops there? Thanks for the giveaway

Laurie T said...

Solids are something I never think to buy and always need! Thanks for the giveaway.

Connie said...

Stopping by from Iowa and solids are always great to have in the stash!! Beautiful quilts!

Anonymous said...

Very striking quilts! Kona Solids - awesome! (Love Kona Fabrics!) I'll be interested in seeing what you make with these!

SIMPLESEW said...

Your wana those star folks...great work

Nati said...

Thanks for the chance to win,I love solids!

Barb said...

Your quilts are beautiful!

CraftyViolet said...

Love your quilts - but not your hockey team! Go LEAFS Go!

CraftyViolet said...

Love your quilts - but not your hockey team! Go LEAFS Go!

ManitoulinGirl said...

I love your quilts! They are so beautiful. I also love the fabrics that you are offering - However, I am also a Leafs fan. :-) But, your fabric reminds me of that sweet story "The Hockey Sweater" where the little boy receives a Maple Leafs sweater instead of his beloved Canadiens sweater.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Izzy and thank you for a great give away! Wow those clear colours look fantastic! This has been a wonderful week meeting you Canadian quilters! Sunny wishes from Greece! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Patricia Gilchrist said...

Hello from northern onterio! Arent all Canadians hockey fans!
I love you quilts, kinda like mine, scrappy but elegant

Shelley said...

Very nice!

Arita said...

Love the solids.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely quilts and always fun to find new blogs. Lovely fabric bundle.

Sylvia said...

Your quilts are lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

M-R Charbonneau said...

So nice to get to know you a bit better through the Blogathon, Izzy! Great colour choices for a giveaway…my husband is a Habs fan…just sayin'. ;)

Debbie P said...

Your quilts are terrific!! I am so glad that I was introduced to you through the Canadian Blogathon!!! Nice to see what others in Canada are creating! :)

Robin said...

Love those quilts!

Carmen N said...

I love your Star Surround quilts! Thanks for the chance to win those beautiful solids!

mary mahoo said...

Love your 2% quilt. Thanks for the chance to win,,,even if it is Canadien colours LOL Colour me Sens Red!!!

Sherri said...

Love your quilts!

karen said...

what great colours in your fabric giveaway - thanks!!

Cheryl said...

I love how you combine your colors and patterns, so beautiful!

DLight said...

Love your blog and your Star Surround quilt and of course...les Canadiens !

 
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