Welcome to the Limerick Blog Hop! Thank you for stopping by!!! I can't wait for you to see everyone's beautiful creations! So many talented people volunteered to participate in this Blog Hop and for that I'm so very grateful to them! Thank you all for your time and creativity! Make sure to check each day a new blog post made by these extraordinary artists based on the schedule below:
- Tuesday, 1/16/24 Raija Salomaa of Quilters' Treasure Chest and Dona McKenzie of DonaMcKenzie.com (shared Blog)
- Wednesday, 1/17/24 Amy B Costabile of Amy's Quilt Room
- Thursday, 1/18/24 Charisma Horton of Charisma's Corner
- Friday, 1/19/24 Toni Raynolds of PiecedPerfection
- Saturday, 1/20/24 Nicole Merriam of Heart of a Quilter
- Sunday, 1/21/24 Carla Alexiuk of Quilting by the River
- Monday, 1/22/24 Tracy O'Donnell of Tracy O Gotta Sew
- Tuesday, 1/23/24 Raija Salomaa of Quilters' Treasure Chest
In addition to a lot of eye candy, you’ll have a chance to participate in an awesome giveaway! The grand prize is a fat quarter bundle of the Limerick collection (the winner must reside in the continental USA). The second prize is the winner's choice of four downloadable patterns featuring the Limerick collection by Quilters' Treasure Chest. The third prize is the winner's choice of one downloadable pattern featuring the Limerick collection by Quilters' Treasure Chest. The winners will be randomly selected on February 9th, 2024. In Finland we happen to have “name days” and that day happens to be Raija's name day. It's like an additional birthday without getting any older! I think that is a great deal, don't you? I will also be travelling soon after the blog hop concludes, so it will be easier to do the drawing once I get back.
You may wonder how you can win one of these fantastic prizes? A good question. You will need to visit and leave a comment on each blog post. Then, if you have both a Facebook and Instagram account, we would like you to follow each business account (if the blogger provides you the information to do so). Now, why do you need you to do that? The answer is simple: We are all small businesses, and getting the word out about our businesses is vital for our survival so we can keep offering and producing new exciting things for you to make and use! Besides, you will have a chance to be one of the first to see what is new in each of our businesses! So I consider this as a win-win deal! Don't forget also to follow the amazing company that has produced these beautiful fabrics (@islandbatik on Facebook and @Island_Batik on Instagram). Which reminds me, you can follow me @quilterstreasurechest on both Facebook and Instagram. Also, don't forget to share info about this Blog Hop on your own page and pages/groups that you belong to because a shared fun with quilting buddies is twice as much fun!
Let's get back to this amazing collection and the projects that were made with the collection fabrics. Dona McKenzie, who is one of the Certified Instructors for Studio 180 Design wanted to participate in this blog hop, but currently doesn't have her own blog. So I'm sharing her project and what she said about it here:
Dona McKenzie's Blog Post:
It’s also a quick walk to the beach, where you need to bring a towel and snack, and your sunscreen!
In Raija’s Signature collection's gorgeous fabric, this adorable bag meets many of my needs. The beautiful blues and teals remind me of California skies and the Pacific Ocean. I used the Winslow Tote Pattern by Center Street Quilts and it was quick and easy to make. This batik is a dream to work with!
Raija: Thank you, Dona, for making this beautiful bag to showcase the lovely fabrics available in this collection!
Raija's Blog Post:
During my first blog post on this Blog Hop I would like to highlight one of my very favorite patterns: Treasures of St. Lucia (it comes as a downloadable or a printed pattern). This pattern comes in three sizes: baby, lap, and twin. The layout is the same for each of the sizes as only the block size and border size changes. The quilt is made out of twelve blocks. The way the units in each block are arranged gives the quilt a beautiful secondary design effect and it is hard to see where one block ends and the next one starts. This quilt uses all twenty fabrics of the Limerick collection, giving it a truly harmonious and cohesive look. These stunning fabrics, in my opinion, make it look very elegant! I just love this quilt so much and I think it would make a perfect quilt to make and keep or give to a loved one!
I'm a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor. As such, I often use their tools to produce the quilts that I make. And such was the case with this quilt as well. Can you guess which Studio 180 design tools I used with this design? Why don't you play a detective and try to come up with the names of each tool that are required to make this quilt and leave your answer in the comments! I can't wait to see what your guesses are!
Another Certified Instructor introduced me to Seam Align Temporary Glue - thank you, Jennifer! This glue helps you big time to get all those points to match nicely with each other! If you ever have a chance to take a class from me (I have some really fun events coming up, including several cruises, a retreat, an online class, and some special events, and you can also hire me to come and teach at your retreat, guild meeting, or at your store) I will show you how I use this glue. And I bet it will become one of your best friends in a hurry!
I have an Innova longarm that I love dearly. I quilt 99% of my own quilts, but sadly I don't have time to custom quilt much of anything. What I have learned, though, is that custom quilting is not required to make a quilt to look like a million bucks. Carefully choosing the right quilting design (if you have a computerized longarm like I do) along with the perfect fabric and quilt design will give you a winning combination! And I think, in my humble opinion, I have achieved that with this quilt.
Thank you for participating in the Limerick Blog Hop! Don't forget to leave a comment and visit all of the other blogs in the appropriate days! I will see you back here on the last day of our Blog Hop!