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Quilter's Block Party... a fun blog hop!!

by Joanne Hillestad on 06/09/16

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Quilter's Block Party

proof you don't want me on your team... bahahaha
I am today's guest blogger for Purple Moose Design's fun blog hop! The Head Moose, Terri, created a fun game for all of the crazy quilters out there. It is similar to Pictionary... but so much better... because it is all quilting all the time!!

I played the game in Washington D.C. last March with a wild and crazy group of creative professionals. Like any true introvert, I chose to hang back and guess only. This proved to be a wise position as the play got more involved and everyone started getting into the swing of things. It was so much fun! I can't remember who's team won... :)


Leave a comment (I'll need an email to contact you) on my blog post for a chance to win this fabulous prize... a Quilter's Block Party game and my newest pop-up pattern for your furry friends!  Winner will be selected on Monday, June 13th.  Visit the Head Moose's blog for a chance to win the Grand Prize too!
So, you all must know what is coming... 
Here are three cards for you to try to guess...
Drawing skills are lacking at the Fat Quarter Gypsy...


 
3 words. 

Answers are at the bottom.
Ok... this wasn't the most difficult one.  I decided to start with the one I considered my "Masterpiece".  Things go down quickly from here.

My son Ryan rolled his 19 year old eyes at this one and told me I should probably stick to quilt design.  Stinker...


 
4 words.

I added the little guy at the bottom and his big feet to help you with this one.  Probably just made it worse.

Lastly, the one absolutely 100% of my family and friends couldn't get.  
4 words.
Yes, that is a sailboat... and the wiggly stuff on the side is in the ocean... but pretend it isn't.  I just started drawing on that side.  Maybe seeing this drawing in person would have helped? Ok, fine... it is bad.  But I tried to remember my geography from memory.  It has been quite a few years since I was in High School.  That's a hint by the way.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read all the way to the bottom...
good for you!!

The Answers are...

1. Domino Chicken Feet
2. Steps to the Alter
3. Rocky Road to California
 

New! Easter Basket Pop-Up Pattern

by Joanne Hillestad on 03/02/16

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Introducing...
Basket Pop-Ups!

make an adorable basket pop-up that folds away for storage
Easter is quickly approaching. For a short time I will be offering my Basket Pop-Up Pattern as a pdf downloadable pattern... and on sale!

Regular Price $9.00

On Sale for $7.50
until 3/27/2016


Get yours today!!
 
Are you a Quilt Shop?
Have you applied for your FQ Gypsy wholesale account yet?
If not, do so today!


Printed versions of the Basket Pop-Up Pattern will be available for
shipping starting on Friday, March 4th. 

Pop Up Blog Hop - Sneak Peek! T-shirt Pop Ups are Coming Soon!

by Joanne Hillestad on 02/12/16

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Sneak Peek... T-shirt Pop Ups!

The next pop up pattern is going to be fun!
I am so excited to finally be able to share the details of my next pop up pattern! 

FQG128 T-shirt Pop Ups

Graduation season is coming soon. The college bound freshman are going to love taking along pop ups to organize those dorm rooms! 

Extra Large pop up in the Basic Layout shown.
 
This is a Large pop up in the Colorful Layout.  I used 3 child's T-shirts and the left overs after cutting out the graphics (sleeves, back, etc) to cut the pieces for in-between. You can also use cotton prints for the filler pieces.
The Nothing But T's Layout allows you to put together an adorable pop up.  The Fat Quarter Gypsy pop up uses a single T-shirt for the entire outer fabric (sides and base).  For the Glasses pop up, the graphic was too close to the neckline. I added a filler of a coordinating fabric along the top. 
You don't have to limit yourself to using only T-shirts!  The next few examples are made from towels!  

Leave a comment on my blog before midnight on Friday, 2/19/16 to win a copy of the T-shirt Pop Up Pattern and a Spring!

Make sure you leave an email address so I have a way
way to contact you. If not, a new winner will be chosen. 
Prize will be shipped around 3/15/2016 once the
FQG128 T-shirt Pop Up Pattern is released.
Winner gets to choose the size of spring they would like to receive.


 
I hope you have been enjoying the Pop Up Blog Hop! It has been a lot of fun reading all of your comments! We have another week of fun yet to come!

Monday the 15th - Cabin In The Woods Quilters
Tuesday the 16th - On Point Quilter
Wednesday the 17th - Happy Memories Quilts
Thursday the 18th - Poorhouse Quilt Designs
Friday the 19th - Swirly Girls Design


So join us today!!  Click here to Pop on over to the Blog Hop. 
You can sign up for the grand prizes at the bottom of the main Blog Hop Page.
Flash Sale!

Use Coupon Code:

LOVEPOPUPS

25% off regularly priced items 
expired 2/16/2016

Visit the Fat Quarter Gypsy Shop today!

Pop Up Blog Hop and Giveaways starts today!

by Joanne Hillestad on 02/08/16

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It's A Blog Pop!

Join me and ten designers for the next two weeks as we share pop up inspiration.
Join us each day for a different designer and a giveaway... plus there is a grand prize giveaway!

Monday the 8th - The Patchwork Pearl
Tuesday the 9th - Summercrafter
Wednesday the 10th - Triangle Frenzy
Thursday the 11th - Seams Like A Dream
Friday the 12th - Custom Quilt Kits

The weekend - I will have a sneak peek of my next Pop Up Pattern!

Monday the 15th - Cabin In The Woods Quilters
Tuesday the 16th - On Point Quilter
Wednesday the 17th - Happy Memories Quilts
Thursday the 18th - Poorhouse Quilt Designs
Friday the 19th - Swirly Girls Design

It should be a lot of fun!

So join us today!!  Click here to Pop on over to the Blog Hop.

Little Lovelies Mini-Series... Libby and a giveaway!

by Joanne Hillestad on 02/01/16

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Little Lovely Libby... 

A fun, free pattern for a mini-quilt, table runner and more!
--- there is also a giveaway ---
Happy February!

It is the month of love and what better way to kick it off than with a fun mini-quilt pattern! 

Susan Emory from Swirly Girls Design invited me to design a cute, little mini-quilt for her Little Lovelies Mini-Series. Each month Susan posts a new project with a free pattern on her blog. This month gives you a chance to dig into your romantic scraps and make an adorable little heart to brighten up your wall all month long! 


To enter the giveaway... visit Susan's blog and leave a comment!

 
Here is Libby in a bold red with a little love in the heart. 
But there is even more!
If you hop on over to my website you can also download a free pattern to make a Libby Table Runner!

For my Pop-Up fans, I also put together instructions to make the Outer Side section for a Large Pop-Up!  You will still need the Stacking Pop-Up Pattern... but I know many of you already have it.  If not, you can purchase the pattern and spring here.

I would like to thank Susan for inviting me to design a Little Lovely!

Don't forget to visit Susan's blog TODAY and make a comment to win fun prizes including a Stacking Pop-Up Pattern and Large Refill so you can make your own Libby Pop-Up!

Giveaway ends tonight (2/1/2016) at midnight.
Mark you calendars!

A fun Blog Hop starts next Monday, February 8th!

I have invited Ten designers to have some fun with pop ups!  Each day there will be a featured designer showing you clever ways to jazz up a pop up.  Each day will also have a fun giveaway!

See you next week!

What's New...

FQG119 Somersault

Half rectangle blocks are a fun way to make movement throughout a design. This quilt looks like it is doing somersaults as the fabrics twist around the center blocks. 

Baby - 44” x 52”
Lap - 60” x 76”
Twin - 68” x 92”
Queen - 95” x 95”

FQG127 Curlique

Half rectangle blocks twist and turn around a fun center block.  Specialty rulers make it easy to put together.

Table Runner - 17" x 57"
Lap - 65" x 77"
Twin - 69" x 77"
Full - 85" x 97"

What's New...