Friday, September 15, 2017


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The wait is over - I've teased you enough - introducing Joy

Joy quilt by QuiltFabrication

my creation for the Making Connections Blog Hop.

Composed of quick and easy half square triangles, the design is perfect to showcase the quilting from the Making Connections - A Free Motion Quilting Workbook by Dorie Hruska.

Making Connections - A Free Motion Quilting Workbook

With so many designs to choose from, I decided to keep it light and airy for this quilt - and the effect has paid off! Ready to see more? Then here we go!

Joy quilt center
                                                The center

Joy quilt negative space design
                                 Designs in the negative space

Joy quilt center and negative space
                                Another closeup of the center 

Joy quilt side view
                                      The center to the corner

Joy quilt backside
                                                  The back

Joy quilt square motif
                                            And a motif in a square

Just looking at these pictures makes me ohh and ahh - and I own the quilt! Really - anything is possible with the designs in this book.

Now how about a chance to win a copy of Making Connections? Today is the last day to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway on my Making Connections Blog Hop post, and to visit the other quilters who are also giving away a copy! Hard copies will be sent to US winners and electronic copies to International winners. Here's the list again, so you can increase your chances of winning!

Friday Sept 1st:C&T -

Monday Sept 4th:
Holly Anne Knight -  IG: stringandstory
Susan Arnold -  -  that's me!  IG: quiltfabrication

Tuesday Sept 5th:
Becca Fenstermaker -  IG: prettypiney
Teri Lucas Blog - IG: genqmag 

Wednesday Sept 6th:
Sherry Shish -  IG: poweredbyquilting
Pam Morgan -  IG: sweetlittlestitches

Thursday Sept 7th:
Laura Piland  IG: sliceofpiquilts
Katy S -   IG: katyquilts

Friday Sept 8th:
Suzy Webster -  IG: websterquilt
Bernie Kringel -  IG: needleandfoot

Monday Sept 11th:
Jamie Mueller -  IG: sunflower_quilt
Nancy Scott -   IG: masterpiecequilting

Tuesday Sept 12th:
Sherri Noel -  IG: rebeccamaedesigns
Anorina Morris -  IG: sameliasmum

Wednesday Sept 13th:
Yvonne Fuchs -  IG: quiltingjetgir
Barbie Mills -  IG: thequiltingmill

Thursday Sept 14th:
Afton Warrick -  IG: quiltingmod
Kathy Bruckman -  IG: kathyskwiltsandmore

Friday Sept 15th:
Susan Arnold -  -  that's me again!  IG: quiltfabrication
Dorie Hruska -  IG: foreverquilting

Or maybe you would like to purchase a copy - visit Dorie's site, Forever Quilting, for a signed copy (and free shipping on a featured bundle), or go to everyone's favorite place, Amazon (affiliate link).

On Monday, I'll announce the winner and have another quilting video, this time of the square motif. Maybe I'll have some sneak peeks of Joy's little sister, on the frame now. I'm definitely on a roll with these quilting designs!

Don't forget to hop over to the Rafflecopter giveaway, at the very bottom of the post, to enter! Good luck!

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  1. Ohh I love it! The quilting is fabulous!

  2. Love love love the negative space quilting. Great job! I need this book.

  3. It is a stunning finish, Susan! How awesome that it's a keeper, too! :)

  4. I am getting closer to the "NOT afraid of negative space" zone!! Love your sample. lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. That is really spectacular. The quilting is just stunning.


  7. Great hop! Thank you. I have a table topper that I have been trying to get inspiration for and after following this hop, I think I am ready to go for it. Now I just have to find some time.

  8. Love how Joy turned out. Your quilting is great.


  9. Slurp!!! OMG Susan, your quilt is stunning with your quilting. You really are making want to get in my car and drive 3 miles so I can obtain this book!!!!!
    Nicely done and thanks for sharing and the chance to win this book.

    1. That was suppose to be drive 3 hours one way that is.

  10. Your quilt and quilting is amazing!

  11. Very lovely quilt, the quilting suits it perfectly.

  12. lovely the quilt as such a delicate look to it and the actual quilting is beautifully done

  13. Love the fabrics and the quilting. You are tempting me to buy the book!

  14. Wow! Such an amazing texture! The quilting really transformed the quilt! Thanks for sharing!!


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