A Big, Hopeful Quilt Along at The Little Blue Cottage

Edited to add the winner of fat quarters is Ashley of Film in the Fridge!!  I’ll be contacting you!  Thanks everyone for entering and quilting along!

Here we go!  This is something I’ve been working on for a few weeks now and can finally announce.    I’ll be having a Hope Valley quilt along!

I contacted Denyse Schmidt about the possibility of this project before the fabrics were even available and she and her team have been most gracious and generous!  To get things started, join the Hope Valley Quilt Along Flickr group! In the next few days, I’ll be talking about  the quilt block we’ll be making. (Edited to add that I didn’t know that when creating a Flickr group that if you start out as a private group, then it is always private…if you are a member of flickr, add me as a contact littlbluecottage and I’ll send you an invite!)

But, to make things truly interesting and exciting, I’ll be kicking off the quilt along with a giveaway of some Hope Valley fabrics!  One lucky winner will receive a quarter yard of these…

Enter to win by leaving a comment and I’ll pick a winner on Saturday!

If you’d like to participate in the quilt along and want to get your fabrics, you’ll need (for a lap quilt) quarter yard cuts and (For larger quilts) no more than 1/2 yard cuts of prints and 1-3 coordinating solids.  Because this quilt is somewhat improvisational, it’s hard to give exact quantities for fabric.   I’m using  kona cottons in zucchini and O.D Green and a Kaffe Fasset shot cotton in Smoky.  Kona cotton in Sand is the background solid I chose for the block we’ll be doing and you’ll need 2 yard for a lap quilt and 3-4 for a larger quilt.  The actual prints and solids you choose do not have to match mine – these are just the ones that I happened to enjoy with the Hope Valley fabrics.  Other clues about what solids to pair with the prints can be found here.

So, start your engines rotary cutter and your sewing machines…we’ll be quilting soon.  And come back tomorrow for a special interview I had with Denyse about Hope Valley, color and everything quilty.

Hope Valley Button Medium

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70 Responses to A Big, Hopeful Quilt Along at The Little Blue Cottage

  1. Jessica says:

    What fun! I love the fabric combo you chose…

  2. sewshesews says:

    Oh how fun! I just love this fabric line!

  3. John says:

    Sounds like fun! Can’t wait to see what you have in store.

  4. Isa says:

    This sounds like fun, and like a wonderful excuse for buying more of this lovely fabricline:-)

  5. Megan says:

    How exciting Tina!

  6. tia says:

    OK< Tina! You have tempted me! I have a bunch of the lovely Hope Valley sitting on my shelf and I would love and excuse to cut it up!!!!!! Muu hahahha

    I will play along with you!

  7. susan says:

    eek!! i so want to play! i havent bought my hope valley yet(money has been tight :o/), but hope to soon! cant wait and thanks for doing this and the giveaway

  8. Liz B says:

    What fun! Can’t wait to see where the quilt along will take us! Thanks for the chance at winning.
    liz dot groleau at gmail dot com

  9. Anna F. says:

    I have been meaning to get some of this fabric, but have yet to do so. Thanks for the giveaway and looking forward to a quilt along!

  10. lisa says:

    oh my gosh!! this sounds like SO much fun!! you may have convinced me to buy some of this gorgeous line…..but i’ll wait and see if i won first hehehe thanks for sending me an invite on flickr!!!

  11. Karen says:

    the fabrics you have chosen are stunning. Thank you so much for inviting me to join your Quilt along. I have only just started quilting so I am very touched that you like what I have done enough to join you. Karen x

  12. Megan says:

    Cool! I haven’t cut into my hope valley yet! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Liz says:

    Oh boy oh boy! I have some Hope Valley and just haven’t cut into it yet… here’s the perfect excuse! Hooray!

  14. Liz says:

    Oh, and it looks like you may have made the group private? I clicked on the link and was not allowed to view the group. I’m “goddessinprogress” on Flickr if you wouldn’t mind inviting me.

  15. isabel f. says:

    wow!! I would love to win some of those fabrics :)))

  16. I think I may have added you as a contact via Flickr…I’m Sleepy Cat Hollow.

    This sounds like fun!

  17. Jen says:

    This is incredibly generous and a great was to start off a project… I’m notorious for starting projects without finishing another so I might try to catch up a little late:)

  18. Angela says:

    What fun! Looks like the group is private at the moment. Can’t wait till you get it active!

  19. Tina says:

    I love the fabric combinations. Sounds like a fun idea. I might just try to join in! It would be my first quilt along.

  20. Melanie says:

    I’ve been waiting to find the prefect pattern to cut into my Hope Valley. I can’t wait to see the quilt-along and thanks for sponsoring such an awesome giveaway!

  21. Mendi says:

    What a good excuse to break into my HV stash!!

  22. Leanne says:

    How wonderful is this! I have my fingers crossed for that wonderful fabric …

  23. rachel says:

    fun. fun. fun.
    can’t wait to see this quilt along unfold.:)

  24. adina says:

    so curious about these fabrics. i haven’t gotten any yet.

  25. Linnea says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun…I love seeing Denyse’s fabrics in use…what is that saying…the total is greater than the sum of its parts?! Can’t wait to see this quilt along progress

  26. sarah says:

    ooh I have never done a quilt along it sounds like so much fun

  27. kate says:

    fun stuff! can’t wait:)

  28. Diane says:

    How Cool! I still have not been able to get my little mitts on any of that stuff, BUT! I’m hopeful! Thank You, can’t wait to see more…

  29. Debbie says:

    I knew I had bought 2 sets of these FQ bundles for a reason….can’t wait to use one. Don’t you just love love love this fabric!

  30. KarrieLyne says:

    oh man oh man oh man….another quilt along. I love these things. Do I have time for another? Of course I do:) Can’t wait to see what this brings and the fabrics are beautiful!

  31. Amy C says:

    I absolutely love these fabrics. Pick me! Pick me!

  32. Amy says:

    Those are beautiful fabrics! Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. Ellen Ban says:

    Sounds like fun and a good way to get sewing instead of stashing!

  34. Barb says:

    Wow, what a great idea! I’d love to make a Hope Valley Quilt…but I still haven’t got my hands on any. I can’t wait to see what you are making…

  35. Liberty says:

    yay! I just finished a top and back of an entire quilt in yellow and grey – I’m loving this pallette.
    perhaps I’ll win! yay!

  36. april says:

    This sounds fun. I would love to participate. I’ll have to get on it and order some of that beautiful fabric.

  37. Kristina says:

    it would be lovely to win these beauties!

  38. amy says:

    Thank for the invite – Hope I win!

  39. sudi-laura says:

    My 1/2 yards of the entire collection have been sitting around just waiting for the perfect project! Thanks for putting this together!

  40. mugirl113 says:

    Ohhh…I was just looking at a fat quarter bundle of Hope Valley over the weekend!! What a fabulous giveaway! And on my birthday too! Maybe it will be fate!!:-) Sounds like a great quilt-along.

  41. Kelley says:

    so pretty! gotta love Denise!!!!

  42. Valerie in CS says:

    Neat, neat! Hope Valley is such fun… Can’t wait to see more of the quilt-along details. *grin*

  43. Your fabric selection is wonderful. Thank-you for the opportunity to win some of it.

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  45. Meg in CT says:

    This is so cool! I ordered my fabrics months ago, but apparently my retailer of choice is having issues on a few backordered bolts, meaning my FQ bundles have been held up! I’d love to join in once they arrive, or get started sooner if I won!

  46. Lisa M says:

    I can’t wait to start! Thanks so much for hosting this…going to email you next, to join the flickr group. What a great giveaway too!!

  47. Ashley says:

    sounds like fun! and it’s certainly starting out in a good way – with this very generous giveaway! can’t wait to see what the quilt will look like!

  48. Diane F says:

    I just added you as a flickr contact. I really can’t wait to play.. I will be playing along with some Amy Butlers!

  49. Debbie says:

    Love this color range of the Hope Valley fabrics. I’m still waiting on my back-ordered fabric to arrive so I may be a little behind in the quilt along.

    clutterbat at yahoo dot com

  50. Jessica M. says:

    Ooh, I can’t wait to see how this QAL turns out! I’ve been hesitant to cut into my Hope Valley because I don’t know what to do with it yet!! Off to add you as a contact!

  51. carolyn says:

    This will be a lot of fun!!

  52. Katie Bowlby says:

    Thanks for the interview with Denyse! So cool. I love these fabrics.

  53. Beth Lehman says:

    WHATT??? So glad I looked at the Hope Valley Flickr pics today and found your button!! I’m so excited as I keep wondering what I will do with the Hope Valley I have. I want something fun – but I can’t decide or cut into it. Your colorway is different from mine. So excited to find your blog and now off to join the flickr group – if I can only remember my password!!

  54. Corey says:

    What a great quilt along and giveaway! Thanks so much!!

  55. Holly says:

    I’m so excited to see what blocks you choose to make! Thanks for the chance to enter! =)

  56. Gail Lopes says:

    Thanks so much for the give away. The fabrics are beautiful!

  57. Beth Lehman says:

    i added you as a contact – but don’t really know how to contact you. i’m beth10 (so boring).

  58. paula says:

    Sounds exciting and I have 1/2 yd cuts in the pink and grey pallettes ! Would love a chance to win some more ! I just joined your Flikr group and am looking forward to seeing what pattern you’ve chosen. Thanks for a chance to win!

  59. MegVS says:

    Ooohhh…fun! I can’t wait to see what the blocks look like!

  60. Lauren says:

    Ohhhh! I love this fabric! Please include my name in the giveaway! Thanks! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the quiltalong [although, honestly, I just can’t start anything new until I get a few WIP completed)!

  61. Lauren says:

    I love this fabric! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, and please include my name! Thanks! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the quiltalong [although, honestly, I just can’t start anything new until I get a few WIP completed)!

  62. patty says:

    The fabrics are great! I would love to add them to my stash!

  63. Lesly says:

    Love these fabrics soooooo much!

  64. I would love to win, and I would also love to be involved in the quilt-a-long. You are already a contact on flickr (I’m rebeccasrags), if you could send me an invite. Thanks!

  65. kelly says:

    I had decide not to be such a “joiner” for a while… but I think I won’t be able to resist this one.:) SO exciting!:)

  66. giselle says:

    love hope valley… i have a feeling bits and pieces will show up in many future projects

  67. Maggie says:

    Very pretty fabric line! Hope Valley (south of Lake Tahoe, CA) is one of our favorite places to go camping, so of course I have to join! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed til Saturday! Thanks

  68. Bessiemae says:

    Loved your interview, and I hope I win!

  69. Kim says:

    Oh fun! Just added you as a contact on flickr. I just got my box of Hope Valley and I love it! Can’t decide what to do with it besides just stare at it! : ) I was also lucky enough to get into Denyse’s class in Sisters, OR and I CANNOT wait! Looking forward to the quilt-along!

  70. Paula says:

    Great fabrics! Please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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