Thursday, January 16, 2014

Window Boxes

This winner of this giveaway, according to the random number generator, is PK Sews!  Congratulations!

Window Boxes is a fun, modern design that I pieced this summer for Quilters Newsletter Best Modern Quilts Issue.  I'm so excited to be able to share it with you here today as part of the last day their blog tour, for which they have generously sponsored a giveaway of both a magazine and a Jolie fat quarter bundle by Anna Griffin!



Some of the larger wonky windows sport just a bit of appliqué!


Window Boxes is sewn in a combination of my "Bella" and "Bonjour, Mon Ami" lines for Blend Fabrics.  I used Aurifil thread for the piecing and appliqué and Warm and White batting.  My good friend Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio, quilted the fun floral pattern.




"Jolie" fat quarter bundle by Anna Griffin

To enter the giveaway of a copy of the magazine and the Jolie fat quarter bundle simply leave a comment telling me about a quilting project you are currently enjoying or are excited about starting.  Deadline is tonight (Friday the 17th of January) at midnight.  One entry per person please.

And be sure to stop by Quilters Newsletter and another designer on the tour, Janet Jo Smith (a little bird told me it was her birthday today so be sure to wish her "happy birthday"), for more chances to win prizes!


Happy quilting and have a great weekend!
Amanda

P.S.  Please join me on Instagram at "amandamurphydesign"!

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184 Comments:

At January 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM , Blogger pepepatchwork said...

Wonderfull this quilt!!!!!
I'm starting a baby quiilt for my sister in law. She's looking for a baby since 2009 and she lost one at the third month one year ago. So we all ara so happy! Top violet (she loves that colour!) and swwt little monhesys..

 
At January 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM , Blogger Amy said...

I am working with lovely Kona and your book! ;).

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:10 AM , Blogger Lorna McMahon said...

What a sweet quilt! I think the addition of those funky appliqued flowers and the flower quilting were just the right touch. I am working on basting my Modern Charm quilt today and preparing to write a blog post on pin basting using a quilting frame. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:10 AM , Blogger Christine M said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I love the colours. Only yesterday I found out I was going to be an aunt again (it was very unexpected) so I have been busy looking at patterns for a baby quilt! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:28 AM , Blogger Gill said...

Fabulous!
This year I'm making a baby quilt and a wedding quilt - both need to be finished by June!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:57 AM , Blogger Karen M said...

I love your fresh design. I am currently finishing Lori Holt's Row Along quilt. I know, I am a year late. Having fun with it. I would love to win that beautiful fabric and the magazine so I can try your cute pattern.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:01 AM , Blogger patti said...

I am currently working on a black, gray and white quilt called Labyrinth Walk that was featured in Quilt magazine last spring!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:15 AM , Blogger Pauline G said...

I love the colours in this quilt - i 'm working on a hand pierced star quilt and a braid bed runner at the moment

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:19 AM , Blogger Beth said...

I am a brand-new member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and am exited to get started on their project for the year, a medallion quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:25 AM , Blogger Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

I just finished a garden fence quilt top and it's backing. Now I just need to "baste and quilt". Two simple words but so much work!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:30 AM , Blogger Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Gorgeous quilt! I am working on Midnight at the Oasis, a pattern by Jen Kingwell. It is a medallion quilt and at the moment I am doing some hand appliqué and tiny churn dash blocks!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:36 AM , Blogger Debbie said...

I've been enjoying the blog hop with your book and Kona! All I've had time for lately is making blocks for the Block Lotto Blog. It's fun! Have a good weekend.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:48 AM , Blogger GranChris said...

I just mailed 3 baby quilts and now I am back to what I want to do. A couple of Cozy Quilt patterns. I love, love, love your quilt. Beautiful color choice!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:02 AM , Blogger Heather said...

Just finishing up a cute quilt now for a baby boy. Next up? Who can choose? Maybe a BOM block or two, and I have a few new rulers I'm eager to try out!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:09 AM , Blogger Julie said...

I just finished a "signature" quilt for my grandson's kindergarten class's donation to their school's education foundation auction. They signed their handprints and I appliqued them all on a tree design. It turned out great and is at the quilter now. I'm looking into making a solids quilt next as I have your book and a lot of solid fat quarters,

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:19 AM , Blogger Jeanie said...

Just beautiful! I'm ready to get started on a batik jelly roll pattern that I've had for over a year... it's time to cut into that beautiful fabric! Thanks so much!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:38 AM , Blogger Will Cook for Shoes said...

I'm just finishing off a mini quilt right now. It's got an applique pug on it and will be used as a fundraiser for a local rescue. It's coming together nicely... I almost don't want to give it away. :)

tgallop@mts.net
www.willcookforshoes.ca

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:39 AM , Anonymous Sheryl F. said...

I have been trying to start The Quilt Shows BOM . Hopefully I can get it started tomorrow. Your quilt is beautiful! Fan4may at aol dot com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:04 AM , Blogger Lee said...

How lovely! I am finishing up a kitty quilt for my niece and at the end of the month starting my first BOM w/ Thread Of Memory - an underground railroad quilt for my MIL. thanks!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:19 AM , Blogger Dorian said...

What a sweet quilt! I love the colors and the flowers here and there. I am excited to get working on my quilt I designed for the kona blog hop.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:24 AM , Blogger Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:26 AM , Blogger Carol Stearns said...

I'm working on a quilt of my own design that I've named "Tube Time". The focal fabric I'm using looks like a television,thus the inspiration. I love your design! Thank you for the giveaway!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:29 AM , Blogger Sonja Simmons said...

Now that the Holidays are behind me, I'm going to start with your Modern Holiday book. I love to make Christmas quilts in January. Love your fabrics and books.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:30 AM , Blogger Margaret said...

I am leaving on a mission trip next week so I am busy sewing a few skirts and a carry on bag for the flight. Then when I get back I have a great niece and great nephew that I am making quilts for that need to be quilted and bound.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:57 AM , Blogger Marj said...

My current personal project is working on continuing a robin quilt into a bed size top.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:12 AM , Blogger Joyce said...

I started making Economy blocks....even though I have about 15 unfinished projects...just can't help myself. I love Anna Griffin's designs, thanks so much for the chance to win!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:15 AM , Blogger Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt ! I am currently taking part in a sew along Good night Irene , should be fun . Thanks for the chance .

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:24 AM , Blogger carolann said...

Amanda, your quilt is stunning! I love everything about it! I am currently finishing the Swoon quilt by Camille Roskelley. carolann427@aol.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:27 AM , Blogger Barb said...

I am working on a hexie quilt, Science Fair (Jaybird) and I HAVE to get it done! Love your quilts and the colors.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:30 AM , Blogger Judy said...

Amanda, I am working on a Road to Oklahoma quilt right now, but can't wait to make a quilt from your book.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:39 AM , Blogger Stephanie Zito said...

What an adorable quilt! Love the applique flowers! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway!!! I'm currently working on a few BOM's that just started up for January - Wishes Quilt Along, Pat Sloan's Globetrotting, Aurifil, Sugar Block Club, and two paper piecing BOM's - just a tad bit busy but I'm loving it!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:39 AM , Blogger Stephanie Zito said...

What an adorable quilt! Love the applique flowers! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway!!! I'm currently working on a few BOM's that just started up for January - Wishes Quilt Along, Pat Sloan's Globetrotting, Aurifil, Sugar Block Club, and two paper piecing BOM's - just a tad bit busy but I'm loving it!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:51 AM , Blogger Sylvia Anderson said...

Another beautiful quilt from you is always appreciated. The addition of the appliqued flowers is hits just the right note. You are such a huge talent rolled up in this tiny little bundle of a being. I'm looking forward to starting a dresden quilt for our king size bed, but a little intimidated at the same time.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just love the colors ad design of this quilt; sew wonderful!!!
I'm watching your Craftsy class and would like to make one of those projects.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Wanda

 
At January 17, 2014 at 7:02 AM , Blogger Leanne Parsons said...

So beautiful! I am currently practicing my fmq skills on a scrappy log cabin quilt. I've been at it a long time, but I finally feel like the end is near.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 7:52 AM , Blogger Linda Zakrzewski said...

I love the pattern Window Boxes and the color of the prints are lovely. I am trying to finish up 3project that don't require much work to complete, but a new selection is calling me at the same time. Thank you.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Lou said...

I am sewing togther a Dr Who quilt for my daughter. She visited for a week and we got all the Dr's stitched out and now I am getting to put it together:) First time we have worked on a quilt together:)

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Margaret said...

Right now I am getting ready to make some table runners. My grand daughter wants a new one and I need one for the kitchen Now to choose the colors. I love your quilt and would love to make it also. Thanks for sharing

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM , Blogger JoyceLM said...

I am working on a toddler quilt for my great-nephew. I finished his new brother's quilt & wanted to make one for him too. Thanks - love your quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Carol said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I'm working on the next blog hop, but I'm looking forward to making another one of your quilts. Love that book!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:25 AM , Blogger Darrilyn Matsuki said...

I love the colors of this quilt. Awesome job.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:26 AM , Blogger Kim Turner said...

I started a block of the month quilt. scary as its my first quilt that I'll be doing. Learning curve for sure.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:34 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Just before Halloween I found a shoebox of scrap Christmas fabrics that my mother in law had given me more than 20 years ago. I've been carrying around that box for that long, through moves to 4 different states. This was it, I said. I cut them into 1 1/2 inch strips and made a spiderweb string quilt with them. I used a solid yellow for the background, which makes loves stars between the spiderwebs. All I have left to do is attach the piano key borders and get it quilted. Then I'm going to send it to my mother in law for Christmas!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:36 AM , Blogger darla dishman said...

I just love your design, it is so fresh and springy. I am in the middle of a double wedding ring, it is for a friend getting married in August. Thank you for the chance to win.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've been working on a Sew Along making Goodnight Irene. It's been fun and will be a charity quilt when I'm done. Your quilt is beautiful!! Thanks!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Lynn Lamb said...

I love this quilt. I saw the picture before the contest and just new that i'd be making it. I sure does have a spring-like feel to it. The addition of the flowers just 'made' the quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Linda said...

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At January 17, 2014 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Crickets Corner said...

Your quilt makes me yearn for Spring, so bright and happy. I just received a bundle of pink fat quarters so am going to make a table topper for Valentine's Day.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Linda said...

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At January 17, 2014 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Susanna Cornett said...

Wow!! Love your quilt. I have some fabrics that would work great....

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:47 AM , Anonymous Kathy Finks said...

What a bright, fun quilt - love the color scheme. I'm starting a Smithsonian applique quilt kit that has hiding been in my stash. I came across it the other night looking for something to work on.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:49 AM , Anonymous Verlaine said...

Love the way you combine colors. Very refreshing.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:02 AM , Blogger barb said...

I lpve all the details on your quilt! That tells me you are a great quilter and willing to go the extra mile to take your quilts from ordinary to extrordinary!! Keep up the great work!! babscorbitt@gmail.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Susan Birtch said...

Finishing up a quilt for my granddaughter, the light of my life.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Dee said...

lOVE WINDOW BOXES. I am going to be doing a Jo Morton group soon - yippee.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a happy quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM , Blogger Sandra Morris said...

Love this quilt, wish I had that kind of imagination and skills

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Vicki H said...

Love your quilt. I just finished the binding on an old scrappy UFO. Next up is a tote for my sister's birthday and then another ufo that needs quilting.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM , Blogger Monique Belmer said...

A quilt for my father and stepmom who have very cool taste and are pretty fun. Looking forward to having a fantastic, chic quilt to give them this year.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM , Anonymous Pamela Rapp said...

Love your quilts & your two books! Thanks for participating in this blog hop & the giveaway. I would love to win!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:16 AM , Blogger roberta mill said...

Love the colors and the applique!
Thanks

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Susan Arnold said...

Currently working on a baby quilt of my own design, to use for testing out a different brand of a longarm machine. I'm loving the pastel colors!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:19 AM , Anonymous Linda Milward said...

I love this quilt !!! I want to make one !! the fabric is to die for :)

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your quilts and your two books! Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop & generous giveaway! I would love to win!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am working on a watercolor wall hanging. schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Quilt n Queen said...

I'm working on some UFO's but would love to start a new project...love your Window Boxes quilt. My favorite on the blog hop. I'd love to win the magazine and FQ bundle. Thanks for the chance. Happy stitching, Pauline

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Carla said...

Oh, Amanda, I love this quilt. The colors and the flowers make my hear sing.
I'm going to start another heart quilt, so I can perfect the pattern a bit.
Thanks for the chance to win.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Sallie said...

Binding a baby quilt and quilting another one.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:33 AM , Blogger Cyrilla Menon said...

I really like this quilt. I do a lot of Free motion quilting using flowers. I'm working on smaller quilts for my nieces.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:36 AM , OpenID DnmynnV9mcq1l.0XImz9z7wq0NDIIGY- said...

I'm excited to begin Noodlehead's Cargo Duffle today - it's such a great bag and will look good in any fabric, I'm sure!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Best,
Elizabeth

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Jewell Buck said...

I love this quilt...the colors are vibrant and bright. I am currently starting a border of the month quilt through my quilt guild. I'm excited to start, your colors in your quilts have inspired me!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:49 AM , Blogger tac73 said...

Love your quilt! I am about to start a jelly roll quilt with camping theme.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:56 AM , Blogger June Robertson said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I just ordered a bundle of Charlie Harper FQs and am trying to decide what I'll make when they arrive.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:56 AM , Blogger GranChris said...

I love this quilt. Beautiful!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:57 AM , Blogger maggi said...

I am finishing the hand quilting on a small quilt for my daughter. I pieced it from some lovely batik squares I found on clearance at a local fabric shop. I hope to get it done before the end of January!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM , Blogger JanineMarie said...

I'm perpetually working on a landscape quilt, but I'm looking forward to making a baby quilt for a niece and two charity quilts. If I win this fabric, it will be three charity quilts. :)

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Linda Harris said...

I have actually just started a quilt for my Vintage camper and would love to in corporate this fabric into quilt

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Deb B. said...

I have started a new project with my mom who has dementia. She can sew strips together so we are starting a 9 patch block out of all sorts of floral fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Deb B. said...

I have started a new project with my mom who has dementia. She can sew strips together so we are starting a 9 patch block out of all sorts of floral fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM , Blogger NJ Girl said...

LOVE the idea of mixing a fussy cut applique with traditional/modern patchwork.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM , Blogger QuiltinGram said...

I am busy sorting and reorganizing my quilt fabric, etc. Seeing more of the modern quilting is getting me interested in starting a new section in my stash! Chance to win Fantastic!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love these quilts! Will look for the mag and book at my local quilt shop. jonnienottingham@aol.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Marilyn Snow said...

What a darling quilt! I love the applique! Thanks for a chance to win!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Lisa C said...

I just finished making a lap quilt using your Bella line. It is a lovely combination of colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Elizabeth Monahan said...

Right now I'm hand piecing a Jinny Beyer pattern -- 4 blocks to go! I love your Window Boxes.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM , Blogger Dee A said...

I'm working on a quilt for my two Pomeranians. Girly material always catches my eye, but with a 19 year old son, I'm limited on the fabric I can use for him. With my two girl furbabies, I can use all the feminine fabric I can get my hands on.

Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM , Anonymous Gina M said...

Your quilt is lovely and the colors are so cheerful! I'm currently working on a bed quilt for my niece who requested a tangerine/turquoise quilt to brighten her college dorm room.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM , Blogger kathy nielson said...

love the flower boxes quilt

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Kelly G said...

After finishing my last quilt back in Sept and then Christmas sewing - I am yet to jump back into quilting. I am having trouble deciding whether or not to finish one of the many tops that I have on the go or start a Pezzy Jelly Roll quilt by Busy Thimbles!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Erin McSweeney said...

I'm just about to start a quilt for a coffee table that I'm really looking forward to.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:38 AM , Blogger Lyn said...

Love the colours in your quilt. For the first time I am doing a mystery quilt featured in the Quiltmania magazine..because the designer is Di Ford..I am excited about it starting but also a little anxious as there is a lot of appliqué..but I thought I would challenge myself to work on something a little different for me this year..time will tell!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Auntie Glor said...

Love the colors on your "Window Box" quilt! I just finished the Veranda bag by Penny and am going to finish a table runner before starting on another quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Anita Balgenorth said...

LOVE that quilt and it would be wonderful to win those yummy fabrics! Thanks!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM , Blogger harleywife57 said...

this quilt it beyond spectacular ! I would never choose those colors ; but I LOVE THEM ! :) I am working on a non quilting project right now ; to get out some donation bags on a deadline , however when they are done I shall bind a batik quilt that needs to get done for ME !

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a pretty quilt! I'm presently having lots of fun working on a nursery rhyme quilt for my little granddaughter.

Carol
sharmand@shaw.ca

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm working on a star quilt by Terry Atkinson using the Sew Mama Sew collection by Sweetwater. I love all the text fabrics and the colors of red, ivory, gray, and black. Thanks for the great giveaway.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Joyful Quilter said...

I just finished up making placemats and a table runner last night. It is always a puzzle after completing a project...buy new, use stash, or finish a UFO.

What to do, what to do.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love the flowers on your quilt! Very eye catching. I am working on finishing up last year's BOM's. :-o Thanks for the fun!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Diane H said...

I have a double bed size all 5" HST flimsy all ready to layer up.
Thanks for the fun giveaway.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Kathleen said...

I like the quilt Window Boxes.. The colors are fabulous and I like the applique.I am working on UFO's and a block of the month quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM , Blogger Leanne Gifford said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I like your quilt. I'm not a fan of greens/yellows, but I see this being made up in blue or purple/lavendar colorways.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM , Anonymous Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I'm hand quilting the last border on an "Autumn Baskets" wall quilt. It will be part of my guild's auction in March. I really do like it so it will be hard to let it go!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM , Blogger LG said...

What a delight, thank you so much!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your quilt! It is so spring-y! My daughter's favorite color is lime green and I made her a green quilt, but with black instead of white. She loves it, but I'm sure she would love yours more. By the way, the quilting is fantastic!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:08 PM , Blogger WhoMom said...

Wow! Spring indoors - on a quilt, what a wonderful idea! Love the colors and fun flowers.
I am currently finishing a prayer quilt for a friends Grandson and am starting to cut out my Celtic Solstice to follow along with Bonnie Hunters mystery quilt. As usual I am a bit slow but getting there. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Debbie said...

I'm excited about starting a baby quilt for my very first grandchild. Thanks!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM , Blogger kristi_d said...

that's a really lovely quilt - very fresh looking

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spectacular quilts!! Love them all,but City Lights touched my heart so much. The reason that it affected me is because my daughter,Nicole has Crohn's. Thank you!! Diane L at TieDi54@aol.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Robin said...

Love that quilt! I'm working on a chevron quilt using vintage sheets.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Jane S. said...

I'm about to start a project for my mom, my sister, and me. I'll be taking Dad's neckties and making memorial wall hangings for all of us. I think I'll do at least one of them using EPP hexagons. It will be interesting and no doubt a little bittersweet. Thank you for the nice giveaway. :)

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:44 PM , Blogger AnnieMac said...

Finishing up a medallion quilt by Judy Newman of Australia. Looking for a new project, so would love some inspiration which I would get, if I won the magazine and fabric bundle. :)

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Lisa E said...

I love the quilt colors! The magazine would be a great addition to my library. Right now I'm making some drawstring bags but plan to start my daughter's quilt soon.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Carol Yoders said...

Beautiful! I am finishing up "Blue Ridge Beauty" designed by Bonnie Hunter, found in her book, "Leaders and Enders"

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Diane N said...

So pretty! I'm finishing up a tote bag and then excited to start a t-shirt quilt for my sister!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Quilting Tangent said...

I'm working on learning to quilt my 1st quilt top. 24Tangent@gmail.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:06 PM , Blogger Ali said...

I love that quilt! I'm currently working on a Tangelo quilt from Carolyn Friedlander, it's challenging but fun!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Carrie P. said...

that quilt makes me long for spring.
gorgeous!
I am working on some donation quilts which will go to preemies at our local hospital.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Linda E in AZ said...

Love your green and white block quilt!
I'm working on a purple, white, peach shades quilt for donation to a college auction to raise funds for this college that I attended.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Ruth Rocker said...

Your quilt is beautiful - looks like spring, which is great as I'm sitting in snow.

I'm currently working on a mystery quilt for an online guild. The last clue comes out tomorrow and I'm eager to see what I've been sewing.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:21 PM , Blogger BizyStitches said...

I usually have a couple projects going at the same time. I'm mostly working on a quilt for my grand daughter Katie, and the name of the pattern of the quilt I'm working on is named "Katie's Quilt". I saw a really cool youtube video today of a quilt I would love to make and it took all my will power not to start a new project today. Thanks for the chance to win and I enjoyed your lovely quilt and blog. Love the colors.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM , Blogger Jo O'Rourke said...

I love the floral quilting you chose for the quilt! It fits so well and looks so precise! I'm waiting for the sewing beast to return from the shop so I can finish my husband's quilt. Free-motion did the beast in 2/3 of the way finished. :-(

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Sunnybec said...

I am working on an applique wall hanging, actually I am working on two! One I am quilting and the other I am hand stitching the applique down... happy days!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM , Blogger DEKowal said...

Love the Flowers and colors! Need fabrics with HEARTS, working on a quilt for Congential heart defect month.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting ready to start a new star quilt. And I'm also working on a Christmas (for next year!) wallhanging. Congratulations on having your quilt in the magazine.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:56 PM , Blogger Barb said...

I'm working on a Round & Round quilt pattern by Camille ROskelley. Doing it up in batiks with a gray background. So far, so good! Enjoy your weekend. I may just have to add a new quilt project to my list - your is lovely!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:04 PM , Blogger moosecarol said...

wonderful blog tour and gorgeous quilts

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM , Anonymous Ginny said...

I am finishing 8 quilts at the moment. Just need to be quilted now that my Christmas projects are done. Then I am looking forward to doing something fresh and clean looking. Your Window Boxes quilt is just what I have been looking for. I will be excited to make one for MY bed. Love your quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:12 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Just adding borders to a mystery quilt, making a small wall hanging and getting ready to start a baby quilt for my nephew's first child. And tomorrow is a quilt retreat so I hope to get it all done!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM , Blogger Mrs. Sinclair said...

I am working on a memory quilt for young lady who lost her mother when she was nine. The front side of the quilt is a t-shirt quilt of her sports and activities from grade school through high school (She graduates this year.). The back has a garden of hearts made from her mother's clothing. It is a surprise for her graduation from her cousin and his wife who have raised her since her mother passed. You can't imagine how honored I am to be a part of this project for her.

On another note, your quilt is GORGEOUS. I absolutely LOVE it. it is easily my favorite modern quilt I've seen in a long time. Inspirational--thanks!

heymrss@gmail.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:41 PM , Blogger Andee said...

Thanks for the chance. Your quilt i lovely!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM , Blogger She Who Beads said...

I'm working on Palace Doors and just love all your patterns!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Rhonda Davis said...

Love the quilt! I'm putting the finishing touches on a couple of mini quilts for my niece. I'm trying a couple of new technics on them. Thanks for the chance to win!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:06 PM , Blogger Janarama said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I'm in between projects. Trying to decide what I want to make next.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Donna Cutting said...

I just found out that I am going I be a Grandma, 1st time to. So I will be starting to make baby quilts, one with polka dots for sure.

Thanks for the giveaway.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Daynora Clements-Caul said...

I am currently working on a quilt for my son which seems like I have been doing for a lifetime. I am excited about doing anything different than this.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:25 PM , Blogger Elaine said...

Love that quilt! I would love a copy of the magazine! I just finished a Peanuts quilt for my husband who loves Charlie Brown.
satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Linda said...

HI,USUALLY I'M NOT SO FOND OF GREEN QUILTS>BUT THIS IS GORGEOUS!
JUST RIGHT-MAYBE MORE OF AN AQUA! I'M WORKING ON A CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT FOR NEXT YEAR (I LIKE TO START ON MY GIFTS EARLY-LOL)THANKS FOR SHARING ON YOUR BLOG+THE GIVEAWAY!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Nancy said...

I am working on a baby quilt in greys and yellow for a little boy.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Window Boxes is such a fantastic, fun quilt - love the soft colours! I'm excited to finish up the binding on a Jelly Roll Race that I made for my Mom and to also finish the piecing on a quilt I designed for my daughter. After that, I plan to start the cutting and piecing for my son's bed quilt. I love having so many projects to look forward to! (Speaking of which, I'd love to try making the "Lollipop" quilt you blogged about a little while ago.) Keep up the great work!
Jessica (teamtroian@bell.net)

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM , Blogger Audrey said...

Window Boxes is a spectacular quilt. I want to make my own version. I have visited your site often the last while as I have been following the Kona Sunrise/Sunset tour as well as the Quilter's Newsletter's tour. I always enjoy myself when I visit. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for offering a giveaway.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM , Blogger janewrites said...

Wow this is cheery! Perfect to view on this cold wintery night. I just finished a quilt with Cori Dantini fabrics and am waiting for your complete line of "Topiary" to be delivered. Can't wait to see it and decide what to create :)

 
At January 17, 2014 at 3:56 PM , Blogger PK Sews said...

I love the design, the applique, the color, and the quilting on this quilt! It all comes together to make something fresh and joyful! Thanks for sharing.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Renie said...

This IS my next quilt..love it Right now I'm finishing up and owl quilt and gonna make a couple of pillow cases for my sweet Grandbaby

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a cheery quilt...definitely brightens your day in midwinter!
It would be nice for non account folks to enter their email address without it being displayed to the public so they could enter the giveaway!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Sheffield Beehive said...

This quilt is breathtaking -- your fabrics are so fresh and beautiful. I'm excited to be starting a baby quilt in the next few weeks. Baby Olivia has already arrived and is just waiting for a specially designed quilt to keep her warm.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Jacquie Billot said...

Love the pattern and fabrics. I am working on a mystery quilt and a BOM.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM , Blogger MMorton said...

What luscious colors! I'm making a quilt for our 4 year old granddaughter-little kitty panels interspersed with pieced blocks. Fun and colorful.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Just finishing a red/white/blue quilt for my granddaughter's 21st birthday! Your quilts are just beautiful.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:52 PM , OpenID samtaylorcjsmimi said...

OH this quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love it - and daisies are my favorite flower. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)
samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM , Anonymous Julie Karjala said...

So fresh and making me wish for Spring to arrive faster!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 4:58 PM , Anonymous Juliette Karjala said...

forgot a url :) Also love the colors. I am a blue and green gal and the palette really calls to me.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Flo said...

Love the design and color of your quilt. My next project is Bella's Garden. I have the material and just need to cut it. My sister picked it out and it's for her 65th birthday which is in August Thank you for the chance to win!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:09 PM , Anonymous Laurie said...

Love the bright, fresh look of this quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the colours in this quilt..right now I am between project but my mind is on the new trend...modern quilts!...martamanole@yahoo.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:14 PM , Blogger scottylover said...

I am currently finishing up a BOM from last year. Just have to get the inner border and the last outer border put on and it will be ready for quilting! Then I will be excited to get back to hand quilting a BOM I started in 2005 and set aside for a while....I am almost done quilting the center then will only have the borders left to do.

Sandy A

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:25 PM , Blogger Linda V said...

I am in the hand-quilting phase on a twin sized quilt for a dear friend having chemo. She's not doing well, so I'm trying to get it done fast.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Mary W Quilts said...

Amanda, the quilt is gorgeous! Your fabrics are so pretty and soft. I am working on a "Postcards from Hawaii" quilt. It is a fun quilt to work on in January in Boston.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 5:57 PM , Blogger Heather H. Karr said...

I'm excited about finishing my ironing board cover and starting my Christmas scrap quilt

 
At January 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM , Blogger Mrs. Lundquist said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the colors; they make me "think Sprig" in the midst of a snowy Winter.

I'm excited to be working on a quilt for my son and his future wife. The pattern is "Three in a Box" which reminds me of a modern wedding ring quilt and I'm using yellow, gray, and white fabrics.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 6:13 PM , Blogger Heather J said...

Love your quilt. The fabrics used showed off the design.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 6:41 PM , Blogger ShirleyC said...

This is just beautiful!
I am trying to get started on some I Spy quilts for my 3 little grands. I just need a day without any other interruptions!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Beautiful quilt!! I am taking a class at my Joanns store for a 9 patch with scalloped boarders. I am eager to learn this next step in my quilting. Thank you for sharing your quilt.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 7:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your Window Boxes quilt. After seeing all the modern quilts on the blog tour I'm planning on making one very soon to get out of my comfort zone. Currently I've ventured into EPP, I'm almost finished with a babydoll hexie quilt for my granddaughter.

Geni Pickens
gpickens@wildblue.net

 
At January 17, 2014 at 7:18 PM , Blogger kbo said...

I finished my submission to our Guild's Quilt Show Challenge. It's a landscape art quilt of California's State Park Mono Lake.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM , Blogger Joan H. said...

I love the beautiful pastels in your quilt. It is one of the prettiest quilts I have seen.
I am working on a red and white Christmas quilt which I couldn't quite finish this year but should be more than ready for next!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Carol Swota said...

I love your quilt with the appliquéd flowers, and the color is beautiful!! I typically do traditional appliqué but am really getting inspired with the new modern quilts and what we can do with these gorgeous colors!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 7:47 PM , Blogger Tamie said...

Which WIP do you want to hear aout- I current have a Swoon going, a Penny Patch and the Riley Blake challenge. I need to get moving.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:22 PM , Anonymous Karen at A Glimpse Into My Reveries said...

A fun quilt! I love the colors, and the quilting!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:28 PM , Blogger barbara woods said...

Just finished a sampler quilt, live your quilt

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM , Anonymous weela said...

Love the quilt and the quilting. I am not starting a new project at the moment but instead finishing up several based on craftsy classes I have enrolled in. I am trying to learn to free motion quilt on my domestic machine and I am LOVNNG it!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your quilt ! My next project will be.....oh gee I have 6 all planned and don't know which to start ! Linda
artsit@mind.net

 
At January 17, 2014 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Christina McGowan said...

I am just learning to quilt. I happened to pick up a copy of Better Homes and Gardens Quilts and More and saw your Holiday Sampler. It is so beautiful! I sew clothing and decided why not try!? So I bought all the Holiday Boutique fabric I could find and it's a good thing I couldn't find it all because after browsing quilt blogs and reading quilting magazines, I realized I would have ruined your beautiful fabric. I am currently taking several Craftsy classes and can't wait to start on my first quilt!!!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:29 PM , Blogger KMSC said...

I'm working on several projects at once (sound familiar?). I hope to finish a simple 4-patch scrap quilt which was a challenge from a quilt group to which I belong.
k.castanette@hotmail.com

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Rosieq said...

I love your quilt, but perhaps won't make it...your quilter did a delightful job, accents positively to your work...my next work: for,this whole year is to finish up UFOs. A very green sort of thing to do, don't you agree?

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM , Blogger Janet Greenslade said...

So love this quilt, great modern pattern lovely crisp cool summer colours.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 10:47 PM , Blogger Jill said...

I'm just getting into machine appliqué and am finishing my first project using this technique. Next on the agenda is a quilt for my soon-to-be-born granddaughter, also machine appliqué! Thanks for the chance to win!

 
At January 18, 2014 at 4:52 AM , Blogger sbsudbury said...

I am currently working on a Charity Quilt for our Guild Cuddle Quilt program using stash fabrics.

 
At January 18, 2014 at 5:46 AM , Blogger Diane said...

Love love love the colors and the design! Thanks for the inspiration!

 
At January 18, 2014 at 6:23 AM , Blogger Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful quilt! I currently am working on a 4th of July pillow so I can start my long wanted kindle bag orgainzer.

 
At January 18, 2014 at 8:34 AM , Blogger Deb said...

I'm finishing some bee blocks from early last year.

 
At January 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Ullis said...

Oh It's Beautiful! I would love to make one for myselg! Hugs Ullis in Sweden

 
At January 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM , Anonymous Rebana Jepara said...

Thanks for the ideas your share here
So far, I am looking for a source of reference on various websites
Now I have found what I was looking for all this time
I keep the spirit to strive to be the best, one of which is a reference from your idea that really helped me.
Once again I want to say thank you
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At January 19, 2014 at 4:21 AM , Blogger Mary Jane Link said...

I am trying hard to finish a quilt for my nephew's
birthday, I am sure I do not have to tell you about trhkng to find time for projects!

 
At January 22, 2014 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

 

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This winner of this giveaway, according to the random number generator, is PK Sews!  Congratulations!

Window Boxes is a fun, modern design that I pieced this summer for Quilters Newsletter Best Modern Quilts Issue.  I'm so excited to be able to share it with you here today as part of the last day their blog tour, for which they have generously sponsored a giveaway of both a magazine and a Jolie fat quarter bundle by Anna Griffin!



Some of the larger wonky windows sport just a bit of appliqué!


Window Boxes is sewn in a combination of my "Bella" and "Bonjour, Mon Ami" lines for Blend Fabrics.  I used Aurifil thread for the piecing and appliqué and Warm and White batting.  My good friend Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio, quilted the fun floral pattern.




"Jolie" fat quarter bundle by Anna Griffin

To enter the giveaway of a copy of the magazine and the Jolie fat quarter bundle simply leave a comment telling me about a quilting project you are currently enjoying or are excited about starting.  Deadline is tonight (Friday the 17th of January) at midnight.  One entry per person please.

And be sure to stop by Quilters Newsletter and another designer on the tour, Janet Jo Smith (a little bird told me it was her birthday today so be sure to wish her "happy birthday"), for more chances to win prizes!


Happy quilting and have a great weekend!
Amanda

P.S.  Please join me on Instagram at "amandamurphydesign"!

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