Sprig Quilt - Quilting Detail

Needle & Foot Blog Hop Celebration

Blog Hop, Quilts

Welcome to the last stop on the Springtime Blog Hop Celebration of Bernie from Needle and Foot‘s new venture into selling fabric in her Etsy shop!

In December, my online friend and fellow Californian, Bernie reached out to me to let me know she was expanding her Etsy shop to carry fabric. I was excited to hear of her growth and expansion plans, and I was thrilled she asked me to help her spread the word of this new venture.

Bernie is generously offering a giveaway so that one lucky reader can win either 6 fat quarters or 3 half-yard cuts of fabric: read on to find out how to enter! In addition to the giveaway at the end of this post, Bernie is offering everyone a coupon code to her Etsy shop: use the code NANDFREADERS15 for 15% off any order over $5.00, active through Sunday, March 26th.

Bernie supplied me with an Alison Glass fat quarter bundle from her shop. It includes Stitched in Violet, Renewal in Opal, Numbered in Grasshopper, Numbered in Peacock, Rising in Snow, and Sunshine in Lichen. I quickly went to work coming up with a way to maximize each fat quarter in a quilt top.

Sprig Quilt
Sprig Quilt

I complimented the Alison Glass prints with a healthy dose of Kona White. I call the quilt the Sprig Quilt because the variation of small and large blocks remind me of the growth pattern of bamboo and other fresh, new grass sprigs in spring.

Sprig Quilt
Sprig Quilt

I finished the quilt with another Alison Glass print I had in my stash – Sphere in Orchid.

Sprig Quilt - Quilting Detail
Sprig Quilt – Quilting Detail

To continue the theme of the quilt design, I chose to do a meandering swirling vine quilting motif. It was a fun pattern to quilt and I found myself enjoying the back and forth / in and out rhythm of quilting. I used 50wt Aurifil thread in 2021 (Natural White).

Sprig Quilt - Backing
Sprig Quilt – Backing

The backing for this quilt is Tula Pink’s Tortoise print from the Slow and Steady line that my friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs graciously shipped to me. Don’t the colors compliment the top perfectly? I used Quilter’s Dream Green batting.


Now, for the giveaway! Bernie has generously offered a prize of your choice of either 6 fat quarters or 3 half-yard cuts selected from any of the available fabrics at the Needle & Foot Etsy shop. This giveaway is open to US and international participants, but international winners must be willing to split the cost of shipping with Bernie. The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, March 28th at Midnight EST when I’ll select the winner randomly. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit all of the other stops on the blog hop to see the nice variety of modern fabrics now stocked by Needle & Foot, and to see what everyone else made with them. Also, don’t forget to use coupon code NANDFREADERS15 for 15% off any order over $5.00 in the shop through Sunday, 3/26.

Needle and Foot Springtime Blog Hop Celebration Schedule

Monday 3/20 – Cheryl @Meadowmist Designs
Tuesday, 3/21 – Cynthia @Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Wednesday, 3/22  – Jayne @Twiggy & Opal
      and Kitty @Night Quilter 
Thursday, 3/23 – Mari @Academic Quilter
Friday, 3/24 – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl <– YOU ARE HERE! 


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