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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Blossoms and Butterflies...and Bumbletees

I finished up my Lottie Da quilt yesterday, and managed to get a few pictures between periods of rain.  I decided to name this one Blossoms and Butterflies.  The butterfly fabric is very subtle in the photo, but in person, it is so pretty.  I just didn't get a close up of it in photographing the quilt, but there is a picture of it below!  I just love the colors in these fabrics.  They're sweet without being too sugary, and they feel really fresh.


Most of the fabrics are Lottie Da, by Heather Bailey, but I did add a few other prints, including the chevron and polkadot.  I used all of the scraps in the backing (of course), and am totally in love with both sides of this quilt!


I knew as soon as I saw that cute lilac fabric that I wanted to use it for the binding!


I quilted this with a simple meander, although I did make it a little tighter than I normally do. And although you can't really get a sense of the scale with the pictures, I've been making my labels smaller as well.  I figure that with a baby quilt, I should keep the scale of the label consistent with the scale of the quilt.  Each strip is 4 inches finished, and the center square is 9 inches, so the finished quilt measures 49 inches square.


I made this quilt for the local shop that sells my quilts- Bumbletees Fabrics, and I'm so excited to introduce them as a sponsor!  

                                                             Bumbletees Fabrics

Bumbletees is my local sewing studio that offers sewing classes, gifts made with fabric by local artists, applique clothing, and of course shelves filled with bolts of gorgeous, modern quilting fabric.  Lots of the fabrics I use in my quilts are from Bumbletees, since I'm in there at least once a week!  

I've loved getting to know the owners, Jan and Andrea.  They are super friendly, and they have wonderful customer service, and great prices!

Check out a few photos of the shop, and you'll see why I can't stay away!  And if you look closely, you'll see my quilts sprinkled here and there!








See what I mean?  Art, frames, pillows, bunting, tea towels, cute applique clothing- and FABRIC!  Is it any wonder that I'm in there all the time?

To kick off their sponsorship, Bumbletees Fabrics is offering a giveaway of five of the fat quarters in the Lottie Da line!


To enter the giveaway-

1.  Like Bumbletees Fabrics on facebook and leave a comment for me to let me know!

*For a second entry-
2.  Visit Bumbletees Fabrics and add them to your favorites list on etsy.  Be sure to let me know with a comment!

Mr. Random will pick a winner next Saturday, November 9th.  If you're a no-reply blogger or a Wordpress user, please be sure to leave your email address so that we can contact you and get your fabric all packaged up and sent to you ASAP!

Happy sewing and good luck!


75 comments:

  1. Goodness, I cant tell the front from the back on that quilt. Love love love both sides!! And that quilt shop looks lovely and very inviting!

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  2. I like Bumbletees on Facebook - love the pics of the shop too!

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  3. Bumbletees is now one of my favorites on etsy! Love your quilt!

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  4. bumbletrees is a fav on etsy now.

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  5. i like bumbletrees on facebook now.

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  6. I like Bumbletees on Facebook!

    Sandy A

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  8. What an adorable store!!! Their style fits your quilting style perfectly! A win-win for both of you! How much fun!!

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  9. Hi there - just had a look at Bumbletees' Etsy shop - cuuuute stuff!! Now on my favorites list!!

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  10. And, I've liked their Facebook page - looking fwd to getting updates!

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  11. What a cute store! Let's just say my husband is happy we live over 500 miles from that store. Liked them on Facebook!

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  12. I added Bumbletees to my faves on Etsy!
    Thanks for the chance, Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  13. I liked Bumbletees on FB!
    Thanks again for the chance, Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com
    FINGERS CROSSED :-)

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  14. I've made their Etsy shop a favorite. I also added your giveaway to the weekly link up on my blog.

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  15. Real cute store. I liked them on FB.

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  16. Hi Kelly, I have liked Bumbletees on FB and would love to win the beautiful fabric. The shop looks fantastic. Noted your quilts there! My email is whyted9 at gmail dot com

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  17. Just love your quilt! I followed your tutorial this past week and made this quilt. You can see it here: http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/2013/10/dogwood-trails-small-lap-or-baby-quilt.html

    I am a follower of Bumbletees Fabric on Etsy as BusyHandsQuilts.

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  18. I would love to visit the store, liked them on FB.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  19. They are a favorite of mine on etsy, thanks!
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  20. I love Butterflies and Blossoms! And I appreciated your photos of Bumbletees too. What wonderful eye candy! I like Bumbletees on Facebook. Thanks for the fun!

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  21. I favorite Bumbletees on Etsy. Thanks again!

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  22. lovely quilt, the fabric and choice of lilic accents is pretty, i really like it. i definitely added them to my favorites. lol

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  23. i liked Bumbletees Fabrics on facebook.

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  24. I have liked Bumbletees on Facebook. It is such a pretty shop. Your quilt is just lovely, I can't decide which side I prefer. Thanks for a fun giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  25. I have popped over to their etsy store and made Bumbletrees a favourite. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  26. I liked Bumbletees on Facebook. It must be so thrilling to see your quilts displayed. I think that would be one of life's really nice moments.

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  27. I follow Bumbletees on facebook.

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  28. I love the Amy Butler Belle Collection in Bumbletees etsy shop.

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  29. Your quilts shine in the quilt shop! Sweet shop with lots of lovelies! I betit is hard to get out of that shop without breaking the purse strings!

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  30. I liked Bumbletees on Facebook! Can't wait to visit it in person! I love seeing all your beautiful creations!

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  31. Your quilts look amazing in this shop! I hearted them on Etsy.

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  32. Now following Bumbletees on FB, too!

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  33. I'm following Bumbletees on FB! yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  34. I have Bumbletees Fabrics on my Etsy list. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  35. Darling quilt! And darling quilt shop! I favorited Bumbletees on Etsy!

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  36. I liked them on Facebook also! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  37. Darling quilt! And darling quilt shop! I favorited Bumbletees on Etsy!

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  38. Now that is one beautiful quilt! Liked them on facebook babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  39. Added them to my favorites on etsy. Suchbeautiful fabric. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  40. Liked Bumbletees Fabrics on facebook

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  41. That quilt turned out fantastic! I liked BUmbletees on Facebook. Their shop is so adorable.

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  42. I liked their shop on Etsy too :)

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  43. I liked them on FB! Cute stuff!

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  44. What a gorgeous looking store, I would be there all the time too.

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  45. I liked Bumbletees on FB. Cindy (scgiL2@aol.com)

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  46. Favorite on Etsy. Cindy (scgiL2@aol.com)

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  47. I liked you on Facebook. Already a follower on your blog. I love the butterflies. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  48. I added you as a favorite on Etsy (crystalbluern). Also following on Pinterest. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  49. I have liked Bumbletee fabrics on facebook!

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  50. I have added Bumbletees Fabrics as a favorite on Etsy!

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  51. I liked Bumbletees Fabrics on FB. :)

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  52. I added Bumbletees Fabrics to my favorites on etsy.com. :)

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  53. I liked them on FB - Love those baby T's!

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  54. And they are now a favorite on Etsy too!

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  55. I like Bumbletees fabrics on FB now. Such CUTE stuff.

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  56. I Favorited Bumbletees on Etsy. Cant wait to browse their shop. The ready to go appliques are genius. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. Love the finish on this one, definitely bright and fun! What a great shop too. Lots to look at for sure. Followed the etsy shop.

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  58. I don't use FB, so I can't do that one, but I have added Bumbletees Fabrics to my Etsy Favorites!

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  59. What an adorable shop! I Liked them on Facebook!!

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  60. What a lovely shop :) I like them on Facebook. :)

    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  61. Lovely fabrics...great shop...your quilt is awesome. I liked them on FB!

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  62. Your quilt makes me want to cuddle up with it in a comfy chair with a good book!
    I liked Bumbletees on facebook!

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  63. I heart Bumbletees on etsy as my favorite. I love all the goodies they have!

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  64. I just love the colors on the quilt- girly without being too cutesy. I visited bumblebee, btw.

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  65. Now that really looks like a fun store, bright and cheerful! I liked it on FB! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  66. I "hearted" them on etsy. Such cute fabrics!

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  67. Great quilt shop! I loved playing I Spy to find your pretty quilts. Love this latest one! The pieced back is awesome -- it is totally reversible! Congrats on a great finish and thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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