Piece and Quilt Hop Along Giveaway + Finished Quilt

Welcome to the final week of  the Piece and Quilt Hop Along, where my friends HollyAnneVicki, and I are quilting along in Christa Watson’s new book Piece and Quilt with Precuts. Start here, if you want to play catch-up .

scrappy quilts | kristinesser.com

It has been such a pleasure to stitch up two quilts from this book! I can assure you that the patterns are fast, easy, and fun! They are perfect for both gift-giving and a quick, snuggle-on-the-sofa quilt. I am going to have a hard time giving this one away–but I think it is bound for Texas. My aunt and uncle lost just about everything in Hurricane Harvey, and what better way to make a new house a home, but with the addition of a quilt.

Piece and Quilt with Precuts (kristinesser.com)

It was super windy the day we took these photos, so I was lucky to get just a few! I really love the quilt back on this–it makes it such a happy quilt!

Modern Marks fabric by Christa Watson

Once my sewing machine woes were fixed, quilting this was a pleasure. Christa lays out such fun, doable motifs. I don’t usually mix and match motifs in a single quilt, but I did with this one. Breaking up the quilting into small areas makes such a big difference! If all you have to do is quilt a 2″ x 12″ area–how hard can that be? You have a built-in resting place to get re-positioned and gather your wits every few minutes. It really made the whole quilting experience more fun and interesting.

Jelly roll quilts | kristinesser.com

And I think the scrappy binding on this one is just perfect.

Jelly roll quilts | kristinesser.com

I spent much of this week hand sewing the binding on this one (two episodes of This is Us, three episodes of Poldark Season 3, if memory serves), so I don’t have any additional quilting to show. But that’s how it goes. I whole-heartedly recommend both this book and Modern Marks fabric!

And a special thanks to my son (aka Quilt Sherpa), without whom these photos would not have been possible.

boy with quilt

For your chance to win both, don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Here are the particulars:

There will be two winners . One winner will receive one copy of Piece and Quilt with Precuts by Christa Watson. If the winner resides in the United States or Canada, they will have their choice of a physical or digital copy of the book. If they reside outside the US and Canada, the winner will receive a digital copy.

The second winner will receive a “jellyroll” of Modern Marks fabrics (hand cut by me). This is one 2.5″ strip from each one of Christa’s (31) beautiful fabrics! (U.S. only due to shipping costs)

You can enter below anytime between October 9-20, 2017.

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28 thoughts on “Piece and Quilt Hop Along Giveaway + Finished Quilt

  1. Ann O. says:

    This is a beautiful quilt and I’m sure your aunt and uncle will cherish it. It’s been so inspiring to see the 3 of you progress through Christa’s books. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Ann O. says:

      As for a nightmare…working up the courage to actually start to quilt a top is enough to make me break out in a cold sweat!

  2. Cy Swendsen says:

    I live in Central Texas, but have LOTs of family that were affected by Harvey. I am in working on a quilt for 1 special cousin.

  3. Linda Goudelock says:

    This design looks simple enough for a beginner. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at quilting. Your color choices are lovely

  4. Lori Morton says:

    Looove your quilt!! Would love to make one too! 🙂 Well..guess my sewing nightmare has to be, going into almost panic-mode when time to quilt a quilt. Am new to doing FMQ on my sewing machine. Getting better I ‘spose…but to me..Hmmmm… giggle

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too 😀

  5. I have had so much fun piecing quilts together but my nightmare was to try to quilt a twin sized quilt on my little machine. I spent hours picking out the stitches and sent it to someone who could actually do it. I love the quilt you made.

  6. Ali says:

    Like your quilt! I love piecing but my nightmare comes when I have to actually quilt – husbands says I am a piecer not a quilter but I love the process just not great at picking stitch designs!

  7. Sandy Allen says:

    The last big sewing nightmare I had was when my trusty machine of 20= years decided to die on me. I was without a machine until I could find one in my budget that had the features I wanted. That took several weeks of heavy duty research and trips to several shops to try out machines. Oh, what a nightmare! 🙂

  8. Melanie says:

    Super cute quilt!!!!

    My sewing nightmare was when I was FMQ and my needle hit the foot and knocked the alignment off 😭…expensive fix.

  9. Debbie says:

    My sewing nightmare is happening right now. My sewing room is such a mess and I haven’t been able to make anything quilty for a while. So, I’m knitting!

  10. Martha Cook says:

    Hi, I am a new follower. I have been a fan of Christa for about a yr. she is great. Thank you for the giveaway. Hope I win 🙂

  11. Jenni says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My most recent quilty nightmare was an attempt at Elmer’s washable school glue basting. It might work, but not the way I went about it! What a mess. And I wasted so much time.

  12. Janet Meeks says:

    Your quilt is so beautiful! I love the pattern and the fabric—so much fun. I’ve been a fan of Christa for a couple years–learned so much from her.

  13. Barb K. says:

    Beautiful quilt–quilting nightmare would be a miscut on the last little bit of a special fabric!
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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