Saturday, September 26, 2015

Splash of Color Blog Hop!

Good morning!  Hope you're having a happy weekend!  It's my day on Jackie's Splash of Color Blog Hop!   Jackie and I have been friends since way back in the beginning of my blogging days, you may remember her Blogger's Block of the Month  and my visit to her podcast back when my first line of fabric came out!  She's always been a great friend and supporter and I'm thrilled to be able to return the favor and talk about her fantastic book Splash of Color!

Splash of Color
The first thing you notice about Jackie's quilting is that she doesn't shy away from color, nor does she stop when the piecing gets hard.  She's a Certified Judy Niemeyer   instructor and travels around the country teaching these techniques to others.  In her own book, Jackie has a wide variety of quilts with different piecing methods, from straightforward squares and rectangles  to the more complicated curves and paper foundation piecing.   The book includes templates, and also instructions for cutting with Creative Grids specialty rulers when available. 

Splash of color
I really like the rainbow effect of this quilt, Hip to Be Square.  Square and rectangles are good friends of mine! 

splash of color

Along with just about every quilt, there is an alternate version, and I really liked this on point version of the quilt by Sally Murray. These two quilts are the inspiration I used to create my own Hip to Be Square table runner.  I dug through my stash for some black and white prints to go with some of my colorful Pam Kitty fabric  and in no time I had completed project!

Splash of Color

Splash of Color

Here are some other quilts from the book, I love this Dreaming of Pyramids quilt. 

Splash of color

And this Jumpin Jax quilt. I appreciate the organizational tips included for all the projects.  There is so much to be learned about how to manage your project in this book, which I appreciate.  There's more to making a quilt than just sewing and Jackie helps you have success with her tips and techniques throughout the book.

Splash of color

If you'd like a chance to win an e-book copy of Splash of Color leave a comment  and I'll pick a winner at the end of the hop!  Be sure and visit all stops along the blog hop to see more about Jackie's book.   Check out the  Facebook group to see more quilts and join in on the fun!

Splash of Color Blog Hop List:
Wednesday, September 23

Jackie Kunkel - Canton Village Quilt Works
Kate Colleran - Seams Like a Dream
Pat Sloan - Pat Sloan Blog

Thursday, September 24

Sherri McConnell - A Quilting Life

Shelly Pagliai - Prairie Moon Quilts

Margaret Solomon Gunn - Quilts Of Love

Friday, September 25

Faith Jones - Fresh Lemons Quilts

Jenny Wilding Cardon - Martingale

Saturday, September 26

Vicki Welsh - Field Trips In Fiber

Pam Vieira- McGinnis - Pam Kitty Morning

Sunday, September 27

Pat Wys - Silver Thimble Quilt Co. 

Sharon McConnell - Color Girl Quilts

Monday, September 28

Julie Sefton - Me and My Quilts - Exploring the Possibilities

Victoria Findlay Wolfe - Bumblebeans/Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts

Tuesday, September 29

Caroline Critchfield - Sew Can She

Amy Ellis - Amy’s Creative Side


Blogger Michele said...

The book looka interesting; I love black and white and color and like the alternate quilts too. win/ein

4:20 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

omg ... i am in the middle of a black & white and color ... what a coincidence! Jackie and I must share the same space in the universe because this book is just perfect. I love your table runner and I may steal that idea for my upcoming xmas gift list. Thanks for sharing.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Lisa S_CT said...

I love your table runner! Every time I see other people's interpretations of Jackie's designs, I am inspired to dive in to my stash.

4:53 AM  
Blogger Theresa F said...

I love the bright colors! Great work on the table runner.

5:45 AM  
Blogger djbruno51 said...

I can't decide which is my favorite n the book and I've seen just about all of them in real life, not just a picture!

5:52 AM  
Blogger Quilting Tangent said...

Fun hop seeing all the different quilts.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

There are a lot of fun quilts in the book!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I am so drawn by the black white and gray with the splashes of color!

6:50 AM  
Blogger ferne said...

I could always use some tips!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Gill said...

Jackie's book looks fantastic - Proud Mary is my favourite!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Kristen King said...

Wow do I love that Jumpin Jax quilt!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Afquilt said...

I love Jumpin Jax!

7:18 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

This looks like such a great book. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

7:27 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Jackie's book looks wonderful, all those fantastic colors! Now I want to make one of these on my own!

7:50 AM  
Blogger cjmont said...

i love this quilt, it looks "fancy", but is squares and rectangles. thanks for the givaway.

7:54 AM  
Blogger JANET said...

I really like this book! All the quilts are so beautiful, and love the way everyone is changing up the colors. It lets you see that color placement makes a big difference as to how the quilt will look.

8:03 AM  
Blogger LeAnne said...

I'm loving seeing all the different ways to use black and white prints.

8:09 AM  
Blogger DebraKay Neiman said...

I love black and white and color quilts. Your runner turned out great. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

8:24 AM  
Blogger Laverne said...

So fun to see all these variations of patterns and even more fun to see all the variations within a single pattern

8:52 AM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

I've loved every quilt I've seen from this book. it is a winner.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks like a totally awesome book! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

This looks like a book of great ideas! thanks!

9:20 AM  
Blogger jennie wallick said...

Tons of fun with this book I've always wanted to use black and white fabric

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we converted to Microsoft 10, I lost so many of my favorites and I'm just recovering some of them. I am soooo glad I got yours back again! Love the quilts in Jackie's new book! Love she uses batiks a lot and lots of color. Laura V.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Mom C said...

I am really enjoying this blog hop. I love all the quilts, love seeing alternate options, love the colors. This is great. Thanks.

10:21 AM  
Blogger LakeMGal said...

Hip to be square is my favorite! I love that she gives an alternate color variations of her quilts - lovely book. Thanks.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Donna W said...

This book looks fantastic. So many beautiful quilts. Such inspiration!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I do like your table runner!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I really love the way Jackie has used color with black and white. The pyramid quilt is a real draw maybe because of the contrast between the black and the colors. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Lisa E said...

I love rainbow quilts, so this book would be perfect to me. I've seen at least 4 quilts that I would like to make!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Madeline said...

I have only used black sparingly, but this notion is now changing.......

11:48 AM  
Blogger Lisa England said...

This looks like a great book, I love that Jackie shows different color schemes for the quilts.

12:13 PM  
Blogger barbara woods said...

great quilts

12:25 PM  
Blogger Joye with an e said...

I would like to make a quilt using this color scheme and have been adding black and white prints to my stash. Thanks for the chance to win.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Bev Longford said...

What glorious colour!! Just love this book. Bev Longford

2:23 PM  
Blogger lou said...

I like "Dreaming of Pyramids". It is great done with black dot prints for the pyramids. Great colors and designs.

2:49 PM  
Blogger @lutzcats said...

These ate MY kind of fear of COLOR!

3:31 PM  
Blogger rrjane011749 said...

I'd "sew" love to win!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Looks like a good book to have. Nancy A:

3:46 PM  
Blogger labfish said...

I love the black/white and color combination!! Very stunning and eye-catching.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

I'd love to win this book!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Your table runner is delightful! And the quilts in this book look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Farm Quilter said...

I love every quilt I have seen made from this book!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table runner!!

5:36 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I am enjoying all the blog hops. Love the triangle quilt and would love to make one in that style.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Linda Gagliano said...

Looks like a fun one. I need to learn to mix in low volume prints with my multitude of color.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Tracine said...

I'm so excited about the use of color! and the designs are incredible. Would love an e-book copy
tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

7:53 PM  
Blogger said...

Each quilt is so pretty, and has so many possibilities.

8:02 PM  
Blogger tac73 said...

I am looking forward to seeing a copy of this book.

9:34 PM  
Blogger GranChris said...

This looks like a fun book. So far I like all the quilts I've seen, no favorite yet. Getting the right colors makes or breaks a quilt.

9:51 PM  
Blogger propswife said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. The organizational tips for during a project would benefit me immensely.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

This just looks like such an awesome book. I wuld love to make Proud Mary using my stash of black/white and brights.

10:53 PM  
Blogger K Yee said...

This looks like a book I would have fun with. I am a big fan of quilts using black and white along with colours. Love the idea of alternate versions of quilts.

12:08 AM  
Blogger McQuilt said...

I thing this looks like a great book.

2:52 AM  
Blogger Gene Black said...

I love your table runner. it would look good on almost any table.I also love the idea of making a table runner as a way of deciding if I want to use the pattern to make an entire quilt.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Kath said...

The first time I saw Jackie's book 'A Splash of Color' I was hooked! It was such a novel idea and it was beautiful too. It's been amazing to see also how the quilters on the blog hop made their own versions - so many ideas - and I really liked everyone of them!
ktsquiltdreams ATgmail DOTcom

5:07 AM  
Blogger Nancy L said...

I love your table runner. The colors really make it splash!! Fun Blog Hop!!

6:10 AM  
Blogger jrrescuepa said...

I love these quilts! Colors really pop! Thank you for the giveaway.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Annette said...

I adore color and am not afraid to use it in my quilts, house or apparel. Crazy old lady that I am!

7:55 AM  
Blogger OhioLori said...

I love your Project!! The black & white sure make the Colors Pop!! Love it! This book is Amazing! The reviews are being great too..definitely would love to win it! Thanks for chance! :)

8:04 AM  
Blogger claire ross said...

I am loving the monochrome look with the pop of colour.
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

8:19 AM  
Blogger kathy slaughter cummings said...

I love all the colors and black and white! Thank you.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of this awesome book! :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

10:27 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I love using black in my quilts, it makes the colors really pop. I love this book! cdahlgren at live dot com

11:57 AM  
Blogger tac73 said...

Looking forward to seeing all the quilts in this book.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Charlotta said...

I'm ready to make another black and white quilt, so this book is very timely for me.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

The more I see from this book, the more I like!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Farm Quilter said...

Every quilt in this book is a "must make"!!! They are fabulous!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I've been enjoying the blog hop. Such fun quilts. I really like your table runner.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

It's been fun seeing all of the quilts from Jackie's book. Your table runner is pretty!

6:31 PM  
Blogger Diane M said...

This is such a fun hop!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Chicken Garden said...

Looks like a fabulous book!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Béa said...

The patterns with variations look fantastic, hope to be lucky !

10:08 PM  
Blogger April said...

Jumpin Jax is my favorite of all these quilts... love the rainbow it creates.

6:12 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Would love to read and explore more of the color teachings in this book!

6:59 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

love the depth you get with the black and white. Looks like a great book!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I'm loving the Lava Lamp quilt especially but I just can't wait to see the whole book!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Beverly C. Stigge said...

Hello PK
Thank you for sharing in Jackie K's new book, Splash of Color.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Donna N said...

I love color. Can't wait to see more of this book!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

These quilts are great. I love black and white and red quilts.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Joye with an e said...

The more I see these quilts the more eager I am to start one. Thanks for the chance.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Sallie said...

Lots of great quilts in this book!

7:54 PM  
Blogger Walter said...

It's a fun book with lots of good ideas. pjrquilter at msn dot com

9:16 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

What a fun book! I love the color palette.

5:03 AM  
Blogger Alice Ronne said...

Would love to win a copy of this book! My creative juices are starting to flow after a lazy summer! Thanks. akronne17(at)gmail(dot)com

6:21 AM  
Blogger MoeWest said...

This looks like a wonderful book with lots of quilts that catch my eye.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Susan P said...

I usually only do baby quilts in bright colors. There are so many possibilities here. Love your table runner.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Cathy J said...

Such a great idea on using color!!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Beausoleil Quilts said...

I have been collecting black on white fabrics for a few years. I love them in quilts as backgrounds.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Judy Forkner said...

I have a pretty good stash of black & white prints, my self, & I love bright colors!

12:10 AM  
Blogger Cathy L Wilson said...

So many beautiful quilts in this book! I'd love to have a copy of it!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Linda Big D said...

I love all of these! Thanks for hosting the hop!

2:32 PM  
Blogger lauraluvsloons said...

I love the contrast of bright colors with black and white backgrounds.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

I'd love to win this book!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Tu-Na Quilts said...

These quilts are truly beautiful and fun!! This book is on my list to get for my quilting library.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

I love using black and white with a splash of color just haven't done many. The quilts and table runner are really fun.

1:45 PM  

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