Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sew Sisters Blog Hop featuring Nova Scotia today!!


The Sew Sisters Blog hop comes to Nova Scotia today and I have a wonderful list of bloggers to share with you.  I was delighted when Carol asked me to be a part of this week long event featuring Canadian Quilters.  Carol and I "met" online through our quilting blogs when she was still living in India, and then we reconnected once she was settled in Toronto!  The Internet can make the world a small place indeed!

Anyhow, a little about me.  I've been married for 14 years, and together we have 2 daughters, aged 10 and 7.  I started quilting about 12 years ago, took a bit of a break when the girls were young, and started again about 2 years ago.  I love to create in general and if you look through my blog you'll see a variety of mediums- fabric, wool, paper crafts etc.

  I am partway through craft fair season with only the East Coast Momma Collective fair left in December, so I don't have any quilts I'm working on right now.  I did, however, finish up quite a few over the summer.

Love this Bow-Tie quilt, inspired by Blue Elephant Stitches (fellow Canadian!!).  The background is Kona solids, and I used lots of polka dot scraps for the bow-ties.

This was made from a Moda charm pack and the tutorial was found at A Bright Corner.

This jungle quilt was requested by a friend for her nephew who was born in September.  This is a Moda Bake Shop recipe.

I really love Kona solids right now, this Ash grey is my favorite color.


And, to leave a little bit of Christmas spirit, here is a stocking I made last year (with every intention of making 3 more, but that hasn't happened yet!).

So, I do have a prize to give away from Sew Sisters.  I chose  a bundle of Kona Solids (5 co-ordinating colors, 1/2 metre each) as the prize for this stop on the tour.  (And yes, ash is one of the colors!)

Anyone can enter, leave a comment on this post, and if you are a follower on my blog, or become a follower, you can leave 2 comments.  The contest runs until November 24th, and be sure to leave me an email address in order to be able to contact you!

As promised, a list of fellow quilting bloggers from right here in Nova Scotia!

Scrapmaster
Quilts by Darlene
Sheila's Quilt World
Patchmaker Quilts
Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Paradise Village Quilters
The Cuddle Quilter
The Painted Quilt
Twistfully Yours
Dewdrop Crafts

So, pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee and have a peruse through all the blogs of the other talented ladies on the list!













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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

great work Jeanette....I would love to win!! How is the t-shirt quilt doing?

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a follower

A. Lopez said...

I am a recent follower of your blog. You have many crafty talents which I enjoy seeing through your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

Good morning Jeannette! Wonderful post and such gorgeous quilts and projects. Your stocking is adorable, and you have lots of time to make three more...giggle! Thanks for hosting and choosing such great fabrics for the giveaway. Thanks as well to Sew Sisters Quilt Shop...great idea for a Blogathon! Wonderful to see the listing of blogs from NS!

GrammaJoan said...

This is my first blog event and it is really interesting...thanks

KarieAnn said...

This blog-a-thon is so much fun--great to "meet" so many wonderful Canadian quilters! :-)

Anne-Marie B. said...

Hi Jeannette, nice to meet you! I will visit your blog regularly! Thanks for this giveaway!

Sheila said...

Lots of inspiration here Jeanette , great work !!Thanks for being our hostess and for the chance at this great giveaway , so nice to see other NS. blogs to visit.

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilts Jeanette! Your background sounds extremely like mine except my girls are almost 10 and 12 (I`m starting to hear about it regularly as both birthdays are quickly approaching). Moved to NS a couple of years ago and have been looking for quilters (fabric stores)and what craft shows, etc are in the area. Thanks for listing me in your list Twistfully Yours...just really getting it up and going so keep coming back. Would love to connect with more NS quilters!

Teresa said...

...and I`m a new follower of your blog.

Kate said...

Your quilts are quite lovely and I absolutely love that stocking!

Kate said...

I enjoyed your blog so much that I have become a follower.

CLS said...

I am a follower.

CLS said...

And I am loving Blogathon Canada.

Kaaren said...

Gorgeously lovely quilts, Jeanette! Looks like you had a very busy summer sewing up a storm!

Thanks to Sew Sisters and to you for a chance at the giveaway. The solids would certainly bea welcome addition to stash!

Now I'm off to visit some of the other Nova Scotian bloggers.

Patti said...

I enjoyed reading your post today, and seeing some of your beautiful work! I love Kona too, and have a stock pile of ash grey!

Natasha said...

Loved looking at all the NS blogs. I need more solids!!

Zelda said...

I'm a new visitor to your blog -- thanks to Blogathon Canada. My heart melted when I saw you live in Nova Scotia since I really, really want to spend some time there. I have heard so many wonderful things about the area. Thanks for sharing.

Hazel said...

I'm a new follower ,love your quilts .

cherylj said...

You make some very beautiful quilts, I love your fabric choices.

cherylj said...

I am a new follower

Colleen G said...

Nice to meet you on the internet, Jeannette. Thank you for sharing your lovely work and the list of Nova Scotia bloggers. I am enjoying expanding my knowledge of your province as I read more NS blogs. I hope to move there soon and this is such a wonderful way to get to know the people and the neighbourhoods.

Briarose said...

Beautiful quilts. I have bookmarked your blog for a return visit.

Briarose said...

Beautiful quilts. I have bookmarked your blog for a return visit.

sbsudbury said...

I love your work.....I also love the chance to win Kona cottons..Thanks for the opportunity.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

PVQ Paradise Village Quilters said...

Thanks for being the NS host. I belong to the Paradise Village Quilters Guild in the Annapolis Valley. Our blog has lots of pictures showing how active our 30+ members are. I am just embarking on trying stamping & painting on fabric for quilts. All parts of quilting are so consuming and so much fun.

Gill said...

I love Kona solids too!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Gill said...

I'm a new follower!

Linda H said...

Nice to "meet" another Maritime blogger! This Canadian Blog Hop is a great way for us to connect and meet each other. Your quilts are lovely, and thanks for including a list of other NS Blogs.Can't wait to visit them too!

jmstitching said...

Love the Jungle Path quilt! I had to go to the Moda Bake Shop to get this "Recipe"

Anonymous said...

Love your quilts Jeanette! We spent two weeks in your beautiful province a couple of years ago and hope to come back someday! Thanks for the chance to win.
mcb@mts.net

Carrie P. said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I have not ever been to Canada but would like to visit one day. thanks for the giveaway.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your quilts are stunning as are the other creations in your blog, love the totes and pouches posts :)
Thank you for the chance

Lisa Marie said...

I love your quilts! The jungle quilt is my favorite -- I just love things for little boys. Reminds me of when my son was little.

Lisa Marie said...

I am a new follower.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I would love to be included in this give away - lovely fabrics.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have Kona 'staples' - Black, White, Snow by the bolt. Wonderful quilts and thank you for sharing with us.

Cal said...

Hello from a former Nova Scotia resident! I spot Peggy's Cove lighthouse in the photo.

Love all the quilts you showed in this post, the bright colors are my cup of tea.

Cal said...

And I am always in need of solids, as I tend to buy only loud prints!

I follow you now.

Lis said...

Love your blog and the color choice for the solids giveaway!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lis said...

I'm a follower now!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jacklynn said...

I was lokking through your blog - love the pretty pink mittens! Thanks for the give away!

Jacklynn said...

I am a new follower.

Tiffany said...

I love your quilts! Especially the jungle one. :)

Wendy said...

You've made some wonderful things! I love that jungle quilt

giddy99 said...

Love your quilts! And that stocking is wonderful! I planned to make new stockings this year, but I'm out of time already...

Wendy said...

I never start following a blog to enter a giveaway, and I haven't this time. I have started following you though as you're a lady after my own heart who dabbles in many different crafts!

giddy99 said...

I'm a new follower; thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

Thanks for sharing in this Canadian Blog Hop! Sure is fantastic to find more Canadian bloggers!!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower, and look forward to your future posts for inspiration!! Love your quilts!!

Kaynik said...

I often think that someday I will retire to the East coast and spend my days happily quilting.

Kay

Deanna said...

Love this meeting of Canadian bloggers! And I love the solids you chose for your giveaway.
Thanks!

Lyn Ja said...

Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

HI! LOVED SEEING EACH OF YOUR QUILTS>SO PRETTY! HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Heather D. said...

What beautiful projects. I love that bowtie quilt!

Julie said...

Love your quilts, they're beautiful.

Julie said...

I'm a follower

Teresa said...

Nova Scotia, I'm from old Scotland and have really enjoyed reading your blog today. Thanks.

LethargicLass said...

Lovely quilts :) Thanks for sharing!

LethargicLass said...

I am a new follower :)

Beulah said...

Love the colors you chose...Reminds me of a morning walking on the beach......delightful!

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

bladerunner5 said...

Hello! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

B Greene said...

Love the projects you showcased and I adore the solids you selected for the giveaway - thanks for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog.

sunny said...

One can never have too many Kona solids. Thanks for a chance to win.

Crickets Corner said...

I love finding news blogs and new inspiration. Thanks for joining the hop.

Crickets Corner said...

I am now a follower and look forward to enjoying your blog.

bee said...

that bow tie quilt is awesome! i'm building up my love (& stash) of solid fabrics.
i enjoy seeing the Canadian blogs.

camille said...

loving the kona solids. Thanks for the giveaway
brandonandcamille(at)yahoo(dot)com

Millie said...

Beautiful quilts! I am still working on my quilting skills....I have a long way to go. Would love to win.
firefightercbm(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa said...

Lovely to meet you through the blog hop. I'm feeling hopeful about the Kona solids.

Linda said...

Hi Jeanette! Great post. I love to see your quilts. Your work is so wonderful. We Bluenosers are a crafty, talented bunch! Thanks for being our hostess today. I am also a Kona solids lover. I adore Kona Snow and use it a lot. I see a few Nova Scotia blogs that I didn't know about so I am now off to visit. Have a quilty day and see you soon!

Linda said...

I am a very happy follower!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely post and wonderful quilts!

OhioLori said...

Oh your quilts are Beautiful!!! I'm very new to quilting...tho have sewn for loooong time. Perused your Blog a bit...waaaay cool! Love your cards too!! (I'm a long-time Stamper too)

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Thanks too, for chance to win your
drawing! :)

OhioLori said...

I am a new Follower, thru Google Friend Connect.

Thanks for 2nd chance to win too! :)

Janet said...

I am just back from visiting Nova Scotia and your lighthouse picture is making me nostalgic. Love seeing your wonderful quilts. I also follow four of the blogs you have listed - I like connecting with other Canadians.

Janet said...

I am a new follower as well.

M-R said...

So nice to have found your blog, Jeanette! Beautiful work! Thanks for the giveaway!

M-R said...

I'm also a new follower!

Sandy D said...

I enjoyed seeing your quilts and finding your blog because of this Hop.Good work

Sandy D said...

I have become a new follower.

JLVerde said...

I'm really enjoying this blog hop. Your quilts are gorgeous.

JLVerde said...

New follower!

Karen said...

It's fun to read the blogs of other quilters. I'd love to be added to your draw. Your stocking is wonderful.

Karen

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

What beautiful quilts!

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

I am now a follower!

Lori said...

your quilts are lovely
thanks for a chance to win.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oh, that bow tie quilt is stunning! I love how tiny the bows are, with fabulous background solids. I can see why you love Kona Ash! Thanks for the chance!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Yay, I'm follower one hundred! Happy to find your blog throug this little hop! lizzietillstrom(@)gmail(.)com

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great pictures! We had a wonderful visit to Nova Scotia a couple of years ago....beautiful place.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

And yes, I am a follower.

applepiepatchwork said...

I really love the bowtie quilt. It looks like butterflies, and I think my daughter would love it. I'm in total agreement with you over how lovely solids are, and I really hope that I win your bundle. See you in a day, since I'm hosting tomorrow!

beaniekins84(at)gmail(dot)com

applepiepatchwork said...

I really love the bowtie quilt. It looks like butterflies, and I think my daughter would love it. I'm in total agreement with you over how lovely solids are, and I really hope that I win your bundle. See you in a day, since I'm hosting tomorrow!

beaniekins84(at)gmail(dot)com

Toni said...

As a newbie to Canada. I would love to one day visit Nova. I just had my first visit to Sew Sister. It was great.

Toni said...

I am also now a follower of your great blog.

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Carla G said...

I love your jungle quilt! Such bright colors and a cool design! Thanks for a chance to win - as I really need more solids... :)
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower! It's great to meet some Canadian quilters! I'm just learning to quilt on the opposite side of Canada... :)
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Dolores said...

Thanks for a lovely post. I now have a great idea for another Christmas stocking that needs to be made.

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance!

lynaeve said...

I'm a new follower!

MoeWest said...

Thanks for showing us your quilts. I love the polka dot bow ties!

MoeWest said...

I'm a new follower ;-)
Thanks for the giveaway.

Annette said...

looks like a great little bundle of fabrics.... would be great to add to my stash :)
in stitches

offquilter said...

love the stockings, would you be able to post a tutorial? Thanks for the giveaway

kiskidee1(at)gmail(dot)com

Krista said...

I love your quilts, especially the jungle quilt.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely work....and put me in the draw...Thanks:)

Stephanie Zito said...

Wonderful quilts!!!Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie Zito said...

I'm already a follower of your blog Jeanette! So nice to see more of your quilty work!

Christine said...

Love your quilts! Beautiful work.

works4me said...

Wonderful to see a Canadian blog-a-thon. Thank you for the chance to win.

Ariane said...

I love your quilts!! They are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Pat Converse said...

Love the solids...thanks for the opportunity.

pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sherill said...

I'm so glad to find other Canadian quilters!

Sherill said...

I am now a follower.

Sallie said...

What pretty quilts! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I am a new follower. Loved your Christmas card entry also!
crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Love your quilts!

Nati said...

Thanks for the chance to win and very nice projects!

Nati said...

I am your new follower

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Nice to learn even more about you, Jeanette! Great post!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

And I am a follower and admirer!

Betty said...

Hi, Thanks for the blogathon, what a great way to meet Canadian Bloggers.

HollyM said...

I love the bow toe quilt and the one with the Moda charm pack . Could you tell me the name of the pattern, please? I might like to get it.
Thanks!

Barbie Laframboise said...

This is so wondeful, thankyou for sharing.

Barbie Laframboise said...

This is so wondeful, thankyou for sharing.

Cathy said...

Lovely to meet you!!! Great bundle!!!

Cathy said...

and I am a new follower thanks to the blogathon!

wipgirl said...

Lovely giveaway! Everyone's chosen such different, but awesome things to giveaway.

I should leave this comment on those posts, but I really like the cards you've been working on - they're so pretty!

(clumsy(dot)chord@gmail(dot)com)

elle said...

Looks like this is going to be a busy week. Nice to meet you!

Nita said...

Hi! I knew I'd like you right away...you have a picture of a lighthouse on your blog! I used to be a lighthouse keeper on the BC coast. Nice to meet you on the Sew Sisters blog hop!

Nita said...

HI again! I'm following!

Sundays Child said...

Love finding more Canadian bloggers, thank you for taking part in this give-away!

Julie Andrea
sundayschild1966(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Sundays Child said...

.. and yes, I am a new follower!

Julie Andrea
sundayschild1966(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Beezus said...

I really like that jungle quilt you made. Will have to check that out at MBS for sure. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Joy said...

I am really enjoying reading Canadian bloggers. I love your Christmas stocking with the solids. They

Ella said...

Gorgeous quilts, and a lovely stack for the giveaway!

Paskiaq said...

I love Nova Scotia!

Paskiaq said...

I'm a new follower :)

quiltinggrammy said...

Your love of colour certainly shows up in your quilts. Thanks for the chance to win some colours of my own.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Lindos os seus trabalhos,me tornei seguidora GFC.Gosto muito de trabalhar com sólidos,obrigada por oferta generosa.Abraço.


tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Julie in WA said...

I've had a lovely time visiting your blog today. I have never been to Nova Scotia, but there is extended family living there, so perhaps one day I will make it Anne of Green Gables country!

jmniffer said...

Thanks for sharing some of your projects and where you found the tutorials for them. I will be checking some out for sure. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some gorgeous Kona solids.

jmniffer said...

I am a new follower.

Liz, Quilt Adventurer said...

love the quilts! thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

Liz, Quilt Adventurer said...

And i'm a follower now!

Brenda said...

Ash Grey is a gorgeous shade in the Kona and one I have just bought fat-quarters in coordinating shades of yellows, darker greys, prints all sorts etc to go along with. I think it is one rich shade.
Your an awfully busy person, how do you get all these items completed? Your fabric baskets/boxes are great and I am seeing making one for my Daughters' coffee maker table to hold her Keurig pods (or whatever we are supposed to call them). SO..thank-you for a great Christmas project idea that is functional and pretty.
Cheers, from Oshawa Ontario,

Brenda said...

Sorry... a newbie follower.

butrfly2200 said...

I would love to win you giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.
Happy quilting from just east of Calgary Alberta
:)Carol

butrfly2200 said...

I am a new follower of this blog.
:)Carol

butrfly2200 said...

I would love to win you giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.
Happy quilting from just east of Calgary Alberta
:)Carol

Lynn F said...

I love the fabric choices on your stocking and totally understand the lost motivation to make more!

Darlene D said...

Some beautiful NS scenery there! Thanks for a great chance to win!

Heather A said...

So nice to meet you and I love seeing the quilts you've made.

Heather A said...

I'm a new follower.

Quilt Fan(tastic) said...

Love learning about new to me blogs.

Valerie said...

Love your quilts!

Valerie said...

And I follow your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

pegsplace said...

Great post with great finishes! Thanks for participating and sharing!

pegsplace said...

I became a proud follower!

Eileen said...

Just found your blog! that fat quarter pack would look great in my stash! ;)

quiltmom said...

My in laws were from Nova Scotia and I have had the opportunity to visit there a couple of times. It is a gorgeous part of the country. Our son moved to Charlottetown PEI a year ago to be with his girl who is from Sydney Nova Scotia.
Your quilts are lovely with lots of beautiful geometric designs.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the chance to win a lovely prize from Sew Sister.
Regards from Alberta,
Anna

quiltmom said...

Jeanette,
I have become a new follower so I can return to see what kind of fun things that you are up to- I will add you to my blog list too.
Regards,
Anna

Anda W said...

I am a new follower via GFC from Ontario! awolk at rogers dot com

Anda W said...

I love Kona solids, thanks for the chance to win! awolk at rogers dot com

ValPreston said...

I could see the jungle quilt being used for a memory quilt, each of the photos being framed.
val_preston@yahoo.ca

JacqAdams said...

I really liked the Christmas stocking. I would have not thought to use gray.

Kathy MacKie said...

Such a sweet stocking, thanks for the giveaway1

Donna Joy said...

I am a follower and Canadian.
Thanks for the list of bloggers,I will get a coffee and go visiting.

Anonymous said...

enjoyed visiting your blog, I'll be back. Donna southwestern Ontario
dhawley@execulink.com

Karen O said...

I am enjoying this tour of some blogs that are new to me and feature my neighbors to the north!

Carla said...

Such a lovely giveaway. Thanks

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What pretty quilts...and I love that Christmas stocking! Thanks for sharing and for the sweet giveaway!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower :o)

Delores said...

I Love Kona cottons! Would love to win.
Your quilts are lovely.

Judith said...

What pretty quilts. I particularly like the one made with charms. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Beautiful quilts! So great to find some new wonderful blogs!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm a new follower via GFC. Looking forward to returning to see what I've been missing.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

hueisei said...

Very beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing!

hueisei said...

I'm a GFC follower!

svelder said...

Wonderful blog! Nice to find new blogs to follow!

Pat said...

I'm a new follower...lovely quilts!
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Annie Smith said...

Have never worked with Kona solids. Would love to win. I've enjoyed my visit to your blog.
Annie s

Annie Smith said...

Very nice blog. Enjoyed my visit.
annie s

Jeanne Gwin said...

Wonderfulwork! This is such a nice Blog-A-Thon. I am pleased to meet all my Canadian Sisters in Quilting. Thank you. Love what your giveaway is. Hope your pick me. :)

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am a new follower of your blog and quite happy to have found you.

Jenny said...

I love your quilts! They are all great!! Thanks for this giveaway!! My email address is jenjeb@juno.com

KaHolly said...

My goodness, that's a lot of comments! I live in Cape Breton! Lovely post, delightful blog.

simone said...

I love your quilts! I am happy for discovering your blog.
Simone

Mary Beth said...

I love your color schemes.

Mary Beth said...

I'm a new follower!

KellyS said...

Thanks for the chance to win this!

KellyS said...

And I follow you through RSS feed! It's nice to see another sewing/quilting/stamping addict! :)

Lolly Challice said...

So this is where I leave a comment! I love Kona cottons from Sew Sisters

Martina said...

Thanks for sharing. Love your quilts! And thank for the give away!

Martina said...

I am looking forward to read more!

Dresden Quilter said...

Your quilts are beautiful.

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