Friday, August 14, 2015

Cotton Couture & the Ventana Quilt! (+ a giveaway)

Several months ago I asked the talented, Nydia Kehnle if she would make an Autumn inspired quilt for us using Cotton Couture... I think she nailed it :)
Nydia used the Ventana quilt pattern which she designed with Alison Glass for the Skill Builder Series. The quilt teaches foundation paper piecing with a top press technique and it's pre-cut friendly!
 Love that colorful matchstick quilting!!
 If you would like to view the Cotton Couture colors that Nydia chose for Ventana, Please click on the link below--

We'd love for YOU to make this quilt! 
Together with Nydia, we're hosting a giveaway... you'll have the chance to win a bundle of Cotton Couture and a copy of the Ventana pattern!

28 Cotton Couture fat 1/4's
1 yard Cotton Couture for the binding
4 yards Cotton Couture for the background
1 copy of the Ventana pattern!

Just let us know your favorite quilting technique and/or a technique that you'd like to learn.
 **Congratulations to Mary on Lake Pulaski who said,
"My favorite quilting technique is paper piecing - love the accuracy!"

Happy sewing and have a great weekend everyone!
xo,
Kait 

97 comments:

Diane Wiscott said...

I would like to better my paper piecing skills.

Amy said...

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric bundle and pattern. I have really been enjoying the high impact blocks you can create with paper piecing.

Amorette said...

Piecing curves! Such a gorgeous quilt! I would be so honored to win this and make the Ventana quilt!

Nanaofck said...

The accuracy of paper piecing makes it a favorite of mine.

Quilting Tangent said...

Trying to learn free motion quilting. Great colors in this bundle. 24Tangent@gmail.com

EricaStapes said...

I'd like to learn paper piecing!

Booklogged said...

I'm fairly new to quilting so I have only pieced quilt tops. Am learning to fmq and I would love the chance to learn paper piecing. These fabrics are beautiful and the quilt is lovely. Thanks for this opportunity. booklogged@gmail.com

Booklogged said...

I generally piece blocks together but would love to learn paper piecing. Thanks for this generous giveaway.

Erin Myone said...

My favorite method is chain piecing, but I enjoy paper piecing too and am learning to hand applique now.

Anne D said...

I love matchstick quilting although I have only used it on minis. I would love to be able to do the complex paper piecing designs. Thanks for the giveaway. The quilt is gorgeous!

alexa asher said...

I already love English paper piecing, I would love to learn and try foundation paper piecing!

Janice said...

I'd love to learn curved piecing. I'm sure it's easier than it looks but it's still intimidating!

Janie said...

I love paper piecing. I would like to learn more about curved piecing. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pam Scruggs said...

I would love to learn paper piecing.

cat said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. I would love to better my circle/curved piecing.

cat said...

I'd love to better my circle/curved piecing. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Judith said...

I haven't yet tackled curved piecing. I'm working on applique skills right now, and I think that curved piecing will be next.

Gayle with a Y said...

I'd love to learn paper piecing! This quilt is gorgeous, would love to make it! Thanks for the chance to win! glarson02@yahoo.com

Kathleen McLachlan said...

I would love to learn paper piecing and my favourite is FMQ.

Kristen said...

I love just strip piecing and want to improve my curved piecing and paper piecing skills. This is so beautiful!

miss guinea said...

I just bought Alison Glass's book on applique. Can't wait to try it out on a quilt.

Lisa S. said...

I am always trying to improve my FMQ skills.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite quilting technique is paper piecing - love the accuracy!

Fishkopp said...

That is like the most generous give away ever, I think!
I LOVE the quilt.

I would really like to learn how to do technically really good quilting.
I can follow instructions, but my piecing never looks neat.
And free motion quilting? I would really like to learn how to do it.
And good corners. Binding.

I wish I had more time to enjoy quilting.

have a wonderful autumn,
Tina

Andrea York said...

I've never tried paper piecing and would like to learn!

Fishkopp said...

This must be the most generous give away ever.
I would like to learn how to work more skilled - like anything.
piecing, binding, corners, quilting.
I do it all, but it always looks wonky.
Accuracy. That's what I would like to learn.

Klavers from MI said...

Great giveaway....fmq is next!!

Quilting Jeannie said...

I enjoy my machine piecing and hand finishing. I'd like to learn how to better machine quilt on my home machine. It is much faster and my fingers are growing older. I do find hand quilting to be relaxing. Love the fabrics. Would love to win. Thanks.

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I learned the basic paper piecin but need expanded knowledge of that beautiful pattern .
Thank you .

kcummings71@gmail.com

Carolyn said...

I'd love to learn to freemotion autumn leaves, as I think that would look great with this pattern and colours.

Tine said...

Curved piecing... I keep dreaming up quilts that require that skill.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This quilt just glows! I would love to make one for myself. I might try my hand at doing some big stitch quilting on this. Thanks!

Peaches1003 said...

Curves and FMQ are on my list. I just got a FMQ foot and need to do some curves in my bee so no more excuses!

Kendra Watson said...

I'd love to be able to improve my FMQ, I just need lots of practice time. Thanks for the chance :)

Linda said...

Lovely Giveaway ! I like to keep an 8x10 plastic tackle box beneath my extension table just to the left of my sewing machine-so useful !
Thank You for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I'm just starting to learn EPP. Would love to perfect the technique. Awesome fabric colours.

IamSusie said...

I want to try sewing drunkards path blocks. I'm pretty good at a lot of other techniques now that I can keep an accurate scant 1/4 inch seam allowance.

scottylover said...

I love paper piecing! Would love to master hand applique, especially on curves. I am working on it, but still struggle a lot.

Sandy A

Kathy E. said...

This Ventana quilt and design is breath-taking! Someone has a great eye for color placement! One quilting technique that's been on my list for quite a while is paper piecing. I know there's many tutorials out there, but I just haven't taken the time to do this yet. I need to...it looks like fun!

KathleenD said...

I would like to learn how to paper-piece blocks. This fabulous, beautiful quilt would be a great incentive!

JoyceLM said...

I enjoy foundation paper piecing, and one day I'm going to learn how to machine applique. Thanks.

punkcutie said...

I would love to learn free motion quilting and paper piecing.

Michele T said...

I have a Quilt Bucket List and on the top of it is to make a Lollipop Quilt... so turned appliquƩ techniques is what I need more tips with. Thanks for the chance!!!

Renee said...

I would love to learn paper piecing!!

Kat said...

I am practicing matchstick quilting right now so this would be the perfect project! Thank you for the chance to win.

wildbrumby said...

I love the accuracy and variation you get from paper piecing.
I'd dearly love to learn free-motion quilting to enhance my own quilts in my own way.

NachtPedalQuilts said...

I'd like to learn creating traditional blocks with more freedom and in a new way ...
With best regards, Kirsten

ledamewood said...

I love paper piecing, but I want to tackle curved piecing and the use of piping in quilts. I love that little tuck of color at the edge of blocks or next to the binding. It's like taking a plain frame to something fabulous.

Jessica said...

I really want to learn to free motion quilt. I cannot seem to figure it out. All of my quilting so far has been straight line. I find that free motion quilting takes way more coordination that I have to offer. :)

CC said...

I'd like to learn how to quilt something other than stitch in the ditch...

cjmont said...

i am trying to convince myself that i can do fmq.

Katharine von Bibra said...

I'm really enjoying paper piecing atm, and would really like to expand my free motion quilting skills .....perhaps by quilting Ventana! šŸ˜Š

Katharine von Bibra said...

katharinevonbibra@hotmail.com For previous comment

Rike Busch said...

I like to learn appliquƩ - that's something I only tried for little projects yet.
Thanks for the chance!
Greetings, Rike

Ginger said...

learning free motion quilting is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jackie said...

Curved piecing, I can typically get a few looking great but on the whole I'm not consistent by any means. Thanks for the chance.

eva said...

Such a beautiful quilt!! and fantastic bundle! I'm new to quilting, so still learning everything. One basic thing I need to get better at is actually cutting my fabric and precision with seams.
Thank you for this lovely giveaway

beesewman said...

Would love to better my free motion quilting skills.

Veronica Rushton said...

Piping! I can finally do a good binding it would be nice to spice it up a little. The Ventana quilt is beautiful.

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

I'd like to learn how to do trapunto!

GranChris said...

I suppose I don't have a favorite but there isn't anything I can't use some improving on. My FMQ skills definitely need improving a lot.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

I love so many techniques. HST and flying geese. I love to mindlessly chain stitch but I like a block that I have to layout and keep track of the pieces as I go too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Leo said...

learning is not the problem - getting good at it is ... so I'm not really looking to learn anything new but rather to work on the thins I already can do, so more FMQ, more intrcate/complicated appliquƩ ...

Barbara said...

I enjoy paper piecing, as it means I will have a perfect shape when I make it. I have enjoyed making hexies this summer!

Teresa Stanulis said...

I really like the straight line quilting in Nydia's quilt. That's a technique I'd like to practice in my own quilting.
tstanulis@verizon.net

Lynne Tilley said...

I'm just learning FMQ and very excited about that.

Merrilee said...

Love the dark background and multicolored thread quilting. It's a stunning quilt. I've done lots of piecing but never tried foundation paper piecing....but this quilt would be worth learning a new technique! Thanks for giveaway opp.

French 75 said...

My favorite quilting technique is English Paper Piecing. It is very relaxing and I love the end product. You can piece just about any shape together.
I would love to improve my curved piecing technique. I made a wedding ring quilt a few months ago and struggled to get it just right. It seems like more practice would certainly help. Oh boy, more quilts to make.
Thanks for the great give away. Good luck everyone.
Jance

delaineelliott said...

Trapunto quilting is just beautiful and I find it fascinating to look at. I would love to learn this technique. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Allison CB said...

I love patchwork but really want to become better at applique! Thanks for the chance at those fabulous fabrics and pattern!!!

everinprogress said...

I'd love to learn curved piecing one day

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn more about paper piecing! Thank you for the chance!

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am new-ish quilter so I have a looooong list of techniques I want to try. Curved piecing is up next along with venturing outside the ditch for my quilting :) Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Vicki H said...

I would like to learn applique.

Dody said...

Paper piecing is my absolute favorite. Thank you for the chance to win! And by the way please pick me.

Kathy Davis said...

I would like to learn how to do English Paper Piecing. In fact I just tonight was looking at tutorials on the web to help me get started.
kdavis1@centurytel.net Thanks, Kathy

PK Sews said...

What a gorgeous quilt! My favorite quilting technique is hand and machine applique, but i also like paper piecing. I would love to make this pattern, especially with these beautiful fabrics. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Jusmom1 said...

OMG I am in LOVE with this quilt! Let's see...I would LOVE to learn to do applique. Thanks so much for the chance to win this incredible giveaway!

Andrea York said...

I'd like to learn paper piecing and applique.

Kim White said...

I like strip foundation piecing.

Mary H. said...

I have made several quilts but am a relative newcomer and love new challenges. I'd like to try paper piecing! Thanks!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

My favorite quilting technique is chain piecing. I'd like to learn curved piecing. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jen Barnard said...

I'd like to learn more about appliquƩ.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Cupcake said...

I would love to learn paper piecing, it looks amazing.

Claire Sutherland said...

I am a beginner quilter so am sticking to basic blocks. I would aspire to make something like this x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Katy M said...

What an amazing prize! I love the autumn Ventana :) I love english paper piecing but haven't tried foundation piecing yet x

lindawwww said...

I want to learn free-motion quilting. I've tried it but still feel intimidated.

lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

BFromM said...

Paper piecing. I need to do more paper piecing

Lisa Marie said...

My favorite thing is paper piecing! I would like to improve my quilting skills and learn to quilt freehand feathers.

JANET said...

I love to applique, but would like to learn paper piecing. I hear people raving about it, and have seen some beautiful quilts done using that process, but have not learned how to do it as yet.

StanleyBeagle said...

My favourite technique is just plain old cutting and sewing! I would like to get confident with FMQ

Quilting Momma said...

I have only made one paper=pieced project and would love to learn more! Love the giveaway chance! onlydiamonds@ hotmail dot com

Gill said...

Fabulous quilt!!
I'd love to learn curved piecing!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

My favorite quilting technique is straight line quilting. I still dabble in free motion, but always seem to be happier with my straight line results!

OhioLori said...

I have only done straight lines....would love to learn FMQ motifs & such! Your Quilt is Beautiful! Would love to make one too! Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you Michael Miller Fabrics - I am thrilled with this generous giveaway win!!

cjmont said...

i would love to master free motion quilting.