Shimmer Blog Hop and Fabric Giveaway


Welcome to Pretty Bobbins!  Today is my day in Jennifer Sampou’s blog hop for her new line Shimmer.  I am super excited to be involved and I have a lovely fabric giveaway for you <3

shimmer blog hop button

I was so excited when Jennifer first contacted me to be part of the Shimmer party, and had a lot of trouble deciding which prints to use, they’re all gorgeous!  The sparkle of these prints is just fantastic and I really love the wavy line prints, very dynamic and ones I know that I’ll be using again and again.


We’re heading into winter here in Australia and I couldn’t resist making a sparkly, modern lap quilt to snuggle up under and reminisce about summer time.  We have beautiful, clear skies in Autumn here in Canberra and photographing this quilt by the lake was a lot of fun.  I love how the piecing looks like part of the skyline, totally coincidental but I’ll happily claim good design ;)

shimmer on lake

I was inspired by Jennifer’s cushions (check out her lookbook!!) and backed it in a super soft, cream minky and it’s super soft and cuddly.

shimmer minky back

I really wanted to come up with a design that was modern and featured Jennifer’s gorgeous prints.  The improv curves with set in contrasting blocks nicely highlight how well this line plays together.  I must say, as a longarm quilter some metallic prints are very troublesome to work with, Jennifer’s line quilted BEAUTIFULLY without a tension issue anywhere in sight!  If you want metallic highlights and lots of shimmer AND you love to quilt, then Shimmer is a must!  As always I used my favourite thread, Aurifil 50wt in 2000, 2600 and 5004.

shimmer cropped

This lap quilt measures 38″ x 62″ and was made for cuddling <3

cuddly shimmer

I still haven’t decided which way is up and which was is down (is it stormy seas or dark skies over snow?) but I love the subtle prints and tones.

subtle shimmer

I had a heap of fun finding all the background shimmer that I could.  I can’t lie, this quilt was fun from beginning to end :)

shimmer near lake

So now that you’re dying to get your hands on some Shimmer I can happily tell you that there is lots on offer!  It will be hitting stores soon, but in the meantime you can win some right here at Pretty Bobbins and at each of the other stops on the blog hop (schedule below)!!

shimmer folded

All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post before 18 April (I’m sticking to a US timezone for this giveaway) and a charm pack of Shimmer could be heading your way!  I will use a random number generator to pick a winner, but if you like you can let me know what your favourite charm square project is :)

Shimmer CS

Bon chance!

And if a charm pack isn’t enough Shimmer for you, you can head over to Jennifer’s blog for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the entire Shimmer line!!  To enter the giveaway, new readers should sign up on Jennifer’s mailing list and  comment on her blog before the end of the hop.  Be sure to comment about your favorite projects and why. Existing followers are automatically eligible to win.


BLOG HOP Schedule:

April 1-21.
April 1- Robert Kaufman/Jennifer Sampou- announce blog
April 2- Janice Ryan- Better off Thread
April 3- Alissa Haight Carlton- Handmade by Alissa
April 4- Julie Herman- JayBird Quilts
April 5- Natalie Barnes- Beyond the Reef
April 6- Stash Books- C&T Publishing
April 7- Amanda Jean Nyberg- Crazy Mom Quilts
April 8- Lee Heinrich- Freshly Pieced
April 9- Cheryl Arkinson- Naptime Quilter
April 10-Christina Cameli- A Few Scraps
April 11-Elizabeth Hartman- Oh Fransson
April 12-Faith Jones-Fresh Lemon Quilts
April 13-Gemma Jackson- Pretty Bobbins
April 14- Katie Blakesley- Swim Bike Quilt
April 15-Amy Smart-Diary of a Quilter
April 16- Laura Nownes, Jennifer Rounds, Pati Fried, Darra Williamson- See How We Sew
April 17-Holly DeGroot- Bijou Lovely
April 18-Jennifer Sampou-Wrap Up
April 21-Jennifer Sampou- Announce Winner of Giveaway FQ Pack of entire ShimmerCollection.


If you need some more Shimmer in your life you can check out Shimmer on the Robert Kaufman Website


And if all of that isn’t enough, The Cotton Patch (CA, USA) is taking pre-orders of Shimmer.


156 Comments on Shimmer Blog Hop and Fabric Giveaway

  1. Jen
    April 13, 2014 at 9:07 pm (2 months ago)

    Can you believe, in the decade and a bit I’ve been quilting, I’ve never used charm squares….but wouldn’t mind having a go of course….thanks for the opp. Gemma.

  2. Jess @ Scrappy n Happy
    April 13, 2014 at 9:08 pm (2 months ago)

    I love your quilt! I really think I need to try a minky backing!
    Thanks for the chance to win a charm pack of this beautiful fabric!

  3. Catrin
    April 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm (2 months ago)

    OMG your quilt is just beautiful, and the quilting is divine. Any chance you’d consider posting a tutorial for this? Love love love it!

  4. tina fledderus
    April 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh how beautiful is this quilt Gemma! You’ve done it again. Totally gorgeous. Love to win a charm pack to make a small quilt myself.

  5. Cindy G
    April 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm (2 months ago)

    I love your quilt design! Thank you for the chance to win!

  6. Ms Midge
    April 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm (2 months ago)

    WOWZERS!!!! It has finished beautifully! Loving the shimmer. I am rather happy with charm square patchwork quilts at present…… Although I think this range would make divine wonky stars! :)

  7. Sharon Cummings
    April 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh I love the simmer just beautiful.

  8. Amanda
    April 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm (2 months ago)

    Beautiful quilting! I haven’t used charm packs for a project but recently bought a couple.

  9. Serena @ Sewgiving
    April 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh I could have a lot of fun with that charm pack! Love the way you quilted this one … looks like a stormy day at the beach and the shapes remind me of sea shells :)

  10. Leanne Parsons
    April 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm (2 months ago)

    Hmmm, I’ve never bought charm squares, though I’ve cut my own for a disappearing four patch project. Your shimmer quilt is gorgeous, and your photo session looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to won.

  11. Jodi from Tickle & Hide
    April 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow! I would never have thought to use shimmer fabric but your quilt is beautiful!

  12. Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
    April 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm (2 months ago)

    BeUtiful! And the photos are wonderful as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Donna B
    April 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm (2 months ago)

    STUNNING!! I am floored by your design, wow

  14. Diane
    April 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm (2 months ago)

    Gemma, I love that your Shimmer inspired quilt can be cloudy, sunny, beachie no matter which direction you snuggle under it. The spirals and waterflow quilting tops it off beautifully.
    I’d use the charm pack for coasters, lots of coasters, to set my plants upon and of course sunny day drinks or wintery hot choclate.

  15. Deborah M
    April 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm (2 months ago)

    This is a beautiful quilt! The quilting is sublime!

  16. Jeanne
    April 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow, your quilt is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Vicki in MN
    April 14, 2014 at 12:35 am (2 months ago)

    I love making bags or baby quilts with charm packs, and this ‘shimmer’ fabric would look great in a bag! LOVE your quilt :-)

  18. Catriona
    April 14, 2014 at 12:39 am (2 months ago)

    I’ve never used charm squares but I’d love to start with these!

  19. Renee
    April 14, 2014 at 12:41 am (2 months ago)

    Wow you quilted that up fast! It turned out beautiful, I love the swirly quilting with the shimmery fabric.

  20. Abby
    April 14, 2014 at 12:56 am (2 months ago)

    I love your quilt. I’m loving pinwheel quilts at the moment but I’d love to try the herringbone quilt pattern from Christa quilts.

  21. D. Meredith
    April 14, 2014 at 12:56 am (2 months ago)

    Love your use of these beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack.

  22. Barb M.
    April 14, 2014 at 1:02 am (2 months ago)

    I love your beautiful quilt and I can’t wait to play with Shimmer myself. I love to use charm packs with Schnibble patterns, but I keep seeing something with 60 degree triangles with this line. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Christine P
    April 14, 2014 at 1:05 am (2 months ago)

    Love your quilt- such beautiful colors and shimmer!!!

  24. Kari
    April 14, 2014 at 1:11 am (2 months ago)

    Great design! I’ve never used charm packs but would love to try them out!

  25. Hayley
    April 14, 2014 at 1:20 am (2 months ago)

    Gorgeous! I love how the shimmer really emphasises the quilting. Enjoy snuggling under it

  26. Afton
    April 14, 2014 at 1:27 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt looks very at home in its photo shoot.

  27. Linda
    April 14, 2014 at 1:50 am (2 months ago)

    Amazing how your top photo fits the skyline! It’s a beautiful quilt. (I must try curved improv!) Shimmer has taken metallics from “novelty” to elegance!

  28. Lee
    April 14, 2014 at 1:56 am (2 months ago)

    Beautiful quilting! I love charm packs and to use them for lap quilts and table runners!

  29. Carolyn Armstrong
    April 14, 2014 at 2:12 am (2 months ago)

    I love your work and vision! What a gorgeous quilt! I am just discovering pre-cuts – yeah, where have I been? So, Charm Packs make nice lap size quilts; baby quilts for a budding beginner like myself.
    Hello to you from Canada !

  30. Carol
    April 14, 2014 at 2:18 am (2 months ago)

    What a beautiful collection of fabric. I’m craving a little shimmer right now.

  31. Wanda
    April 14, 2014 at 2:22 am (2 months ago)

    This is such a sophisticated interpretation of a sea-inspired quilt. I’m in love with the quilting as well.

  32. AmyC
    April 14, 2014 at 2:36 am (2 months ago)

    Such a beautiful quilt. The quilting is tremendous! I love charm packs – they can be made into so many things! I can see a Great Granny quilt with these. Yum!

  33. Karen
    April 14, 2014 at 2:38 am (2 months ago)

    What inspiring quilting! I haven’t used charm packs. I have two but haven’t found the “right” pattern for them yet.

  34. sylvia
    April 14, 2014 at 2:47 am (2 months ago)

    I like the Twister ruler for charm packs, although it’s a little wasteful of fabric.

  35. Pam Appel
    April 14, 2014 at 2:50 am (2 months ago)

    Wow…so happy to see your work and find your blog. I love your talented quilting and design on this quilt. I would love to get a pattern of this or the numbers of the shimmer Fabrics you used.
    I like charm packs to see the whole line of fabrics by some of my favorite designers. Aprons, table runners, totes and baby quilts have been what I have used them for. Love love love this shimmer line!!! You definitely are in a happy place when you quilt:)
    It shows I wish you were in california to send some if my quilts to you to do on your long arm! Again WOW.

  36. Karrie
    April 14, 2014 at 3:04 am (2 months ago)

    Lovely quilt, great motif. The last charm pack I had I laid the blocks out in rows, sashed between them for a nice sized lap quilt. It was the quilting that made it look special.

  37. Nikita Smith
    April 14, 2014 at 3:06 am (2 months ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous! and I love the quilting and the fact that it does look like it was made for that skyline.

  38. Susan G
    April 14, 2014 at 3:08 am (2 months ago)

    Wow, your quilt is amazing, blown away by the quilting. Before I even read the text I pictured the ocean waves, really amazing!

  39. Anita
    April 14, 2014 at 3:17 am (2 months ago)

    Fabulous quilt, the Shimmer fabric makes it perfect!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Alicia VIttal
    April 14, 2014 at 3:18 am (2 months ago)

    What a beautiful quilt! You captured the ocean so well.

  41. Kristi
    April 14, 2014 at 3:19 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt design and Shimmer fabrics really go together! Beautiful! I am new to your blog so I think I will have a look around. Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. Betsey
    April 14, 2014 at 3:19 am (2 months ago)

    Beautiful fabrics and clever photographs! Thanks.

  43. barbara woods
    April 14, 2014 at 4:13 am (2 months ago)

    I like making baby quilts with them, thanks

  44. Mary
    April 14, 2014 at 4:19 am (2 months ago)

    Whichever end you proclaim as “up”, it will still be a beautiful quilt.

  45. Cecilia
    April 14, 2014 at 4:55 am (2 months ago)

    Great quilt! I love the colors and the quilting! I like to use charm packs for baby quilts, simple and quick.

  46. Karen
    April 14, 2014 at 5:20 am (2 months ago)

    Just discovered your blog because of the Shimmer Hop. Your quilt is STUNNING–the quilting has set off the fabric so beautifully! I think charm squares are perfect for the minimalist look of modern quilts.

  47. Gill
    April 14, 2014 at 5:33 am (2 months ago)

    I love your quilt!
    charm squares are great for HST’s!!

  48. Lisa Marie
    April 14, 2014 at 6:17 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is gorgeous — such original piecing and such spectacular quilting! I love using charm squares for disappearing nine patch blocks. You can make the fronts for a couple table runners in no time with just a charm pack!

  49. carol n
    April 14, 2014 at 6:23 am (2 months ago)

    Beautiful quilt and fabric, nice job

  50. Angela
    April 14, 2014 at 6:44 am (2 months ago)

    Beautiful quilt! I don’t have a fave charm pack project, but I would work it into a quilt

  51. Kathie L
    April 14, 2014 at 7:45 am (2 months ago)

    I make lots of baby quilts with charm squares. I just gave one to a daughter yesterday at her baby shower.

  52. Tabitha Keener
    April 14, 2014 at 7:45 am (2 months ago)

    I love your quilt, it reminds me of stormy seas. I would love to do a lap quilt or some pillows. Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Susan Grancio
    April 14, 2014 at 8:27 am (2 months ago)

    Amazing quilt and the shimmer in the fabrics really shows in your photos. I have used charm squares once, piecing 4 patch blocks then sashing them with a variety of solids. Have a couple of other projects in mind for a collection of new charm packs I HAD to buy. Would love to use the shimmer charms. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway.

  54. Vera
    April 14, 2014 at 8:32 am (2 months ago)

    Fab! I loved all the project I seen. Those fabrics are really beautiful. Love your quilting and design.

  55. Vicki H
    April 14, 2014 at 8:33 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt and quilting are just awesome. I love it. I have used a charm pack for a baby quilt once.

  56. Sandy K
    April 14, 2014 at 8:36 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt really showcases the fabrics well. I haven’t used a charm pack yet but think it would be great for a baby size quilt.

  57. Nancy
    April 14, 2014 at 8:47 am (2 months ago)

    Beautiful quilt design… perfect for these fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway

  58. Marjorie Nath
    April 14, 2014 at 8:57 am (2 months ago)

    Love your quilt, it’s so simplistic but at the same time elegant due to the quilting and wonderful shimmer fabrics. I really haven’t done any charm projects, but if I win, I’m making something just for me.

  59. Cheri
    April 14, 2014 at 9:01 am (2 months ago)

    I love the FMQ’ing you did on that quilt…that is amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Laurelle C
    April 14, 2014 at 9:14 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is gorgeous! The shimmer fabrics are so different I love them:) I love charm packs for lap quilts :) These would also make an awesome patchwork tote.

  61. Carrie P.
    April 14, 2014 at 9:31 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is just gorgeous! I love using charm pack for preemie quilts I make to donate to our local hospital.

  62. Rhonda Davis
    April 14, 2014 at 9:46 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is absolutely stunning!! I’m thinking that the Shimmer charms would make up some awesome table toppers, wall hangings, coasters and placemats. I tend to stick to smaller projects so that this arthritic body can get them finished in somewhat of a timely fashion. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Linda Webster
    April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is gorgeous – congratulations! I really love your quilting design.

  64. Evelyn
    April 14, 2014 at 11:28 am (2 months ago)

    My favorite charm square project is a quilted tote bag I made last year. It’s big enough to hold lots of goodies when I go to quilt shows.

  65. Kim M
    April 14, 2014 at 11:42 am (2 months ago)

    Gorgeous quilt! It really does match the skyline perfectly!

  66. Natasha
    April 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm (2 months ago)

    I’m such a newbie I’ve never used charm squares. Love the quilting Gemma!

  67. VickiT
    April 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm (2 months ago)

    That is such a gorgeous quilt. This fabric collection was given the correct name of Shimmer for sure. Your just shimmers in the light. LOVE it. Beautiful job.

    In all honesty, I have a number of charm packs in my stash, although I have only used one of them so far. That one used was to be cut into smaller squares to make a cute little skirt for my now 2 yr old granddaughter.

  68. Jeanne
    April 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm (2 months ago)

    Shimmer is positively the hot fabric right now in my opinion. Your quilt is amazing, Thanks for sharing

  69. MoeWest
    April 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm (2 months ago)

    The Shimmer fabric plus your quilting add up to one gorgeous quilt! I sometimes use charm packs for table runners and placemats.

  70. Sarah
    April 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm (2 months ago)

    What BEAUTIFUL quilting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  71. Sheila Stauffer
    April 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm (2 months ago)

    your quilt really shows off the metallic more than any other I have seen. Very pretty and refreshing.

  72. Yzo
    April 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is amazing, as usual. The shimmer really makes your gorgeous quilting stand out. Charm packs are great for HSTs, and, of course, baby quilts. That would be one very sophisticated baby! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  73. Jan
    April 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Love your quilting and photography too. Charm squares are great for anything: quilts, bags, pillows, table toppers, etc.

  74. Sena
    April 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm (2 months ago)

    Beautiful quilt design made more beautiful with the fabric. What an inspiration!

  75. Barbie
    April 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm (2 months ago)

    Love the quilt. LOVE the quilting! TIA! B-)

  76. Rina
    April 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm (2 months ago)

    Love what you did, reminds me of mountains on a misty day. So Pretty. My favorite charm square pattern is Falling Charms, it’s so fast and easy.

  77. Shannon
    April 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm (2 months ago)

    BEAUTIFUL quilt!

  78. Debra
    April 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm (2 months ago)

    What a stunning quilt. This fabric is looks so sophisticated.

  79. Jackie
    April 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm (2 months ago)

    First time visit to your blog. So glad I found you through this blog hop. Love your fresh ideas and your quilting unbelievable.

  80. Jeneta
    April 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm (2 months ago)

    Beautiful quilt and beautiful photos!

  81. Mara
    April 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm (2 months ago)

    I love charm squares I use them for quick HST’s and pinwheels.

  82. Alyce {Blossom Heart Quilts}
    April 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm (2 months ago)

    I LOVE that first picture – the piecing matches perfectly with the hills on either side! Just gorgeous!

  83. Karrie Smith
    April 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is so beautiful!! My fave charm project is just sewing them together randomly…that’s the easiest, but you could cut up a bunch of HST for fun. thanks for the chance to win!

  84. Chris
    April 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm (2 months ago)

    Beautiful, the quilting goes perfect with the fabrics.

  85. Dita
    April 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm (2 months ago)

    That’s crazy how to the quilt looks like a part of the skyline on the photograph! What a great pic of a gorgeous quilt! I love the curves and the gloss that the fabric have.

  86. Kelly G
    April 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh Gemma – I don’t know what is prettier, the gorgeous fabric or your amazing quilting!

    As for a favourite Charm Square pattern – I seem to be a hoarder of charm packs and no idea what to do with them. LOL, although I have been saving some ideas to my pinterest boards. I could really see this becoming a gorgeous table runner in my house though – it would look stunning along my lightly honey coloured wooden table.

  87. Alicia
    April 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm (2 months ago)

    Gorgeous quilting on lovely fabric set against a beautiful backdrop. Thank you, I am inspired.

  88. Darlene
    April 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm (2 months ago)

    Gemma…..thank you for allowing us to participate in this charm give away!
    The fabrics are delightful, as is your quilting. However your quilt reminds me of a happier time, when I lived by the ocean. It has a calming effect!
    Thank you for sharing!

  89. DeborahGun
    April 14, 2014 at 5:27 pm (2 months ago)

    this is beautiful Gemma. Your quilting is amazing :-)

  90. Nicole Sender
    April 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm (2 months ago)

    My favorite charm square project is baby quilts. Your quilt is beautiful!

  91. Shar
    April 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm (2 months ago)

    I love your quilting! It creates great movement in the quilt.

  92. Delaine
    April 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is beautiful. You are very talented! I haven’t made a project with Charms yet, but it is on my bucket list. Thanks!

  93. Cindy
    April 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm (2 months ago)

    Gorgeous quilt! No projects made with charm squares yet.

  94. Dorian
    April 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm (2 months ago)

    What a great quilt! So peaceful and pretty. You did a great job :)

  95. Emily C
    April 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm (2 months ago)

    I love charm packs for making the corners on star blocks, their the perfect size.

  96. Michele
    April 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm (2 months ago)

    I love your quilt and your quilting. Got to get my hands on some Shimmer!

  97. Kristin S.
    April 14, 2014 at 11:25 pm (2 months ago)

    Hello from Minnesota. Way to show-off the Shimmer! I used a charm pack for the paper-pieced envelopes in Ayumi Takahiashi’s book, “Patchwork, Please!” and often think of doing that again.

  98. Sarah Norman
    April 14, 2014 at 11:43 pm (2 months ago)

    I like to use charm packs for baby quilts, although I do also use them to make little bags for me sometimes too :)

  99. Gina S.
    April 15, 2014 at 12:46 am (2 months ago)

    Pillows, bags, lap quilts!

  100. Lori Morton
    April 15, 2014 at 12:53 am (2 months ago)

    What an AWESOME quilt!!!! I am undecided about which would be top too…loooove your ideas!! Maybe depends on Season? lol But DO know it is GORGEOUS!!

  101. Lisa MCGriff
    April 15, 2014 at 1:51 am (2 months ago)

    Love your quilt, it looks so peaceful!

  102. Pattie C
    April 15, 2014 at 2:39 am (2 months ago)

    I can’t wait to see the fabric in person, I bet it’s even prettier.

  103. Kimberly M
    April 15, 2014 at 4:15 am (2 months ago)

    What a beautiful quilt! It is very relaxing, and simple in its own way – a successful minimalist approach showcases the fabrics so well! A simple table topper is always a fun way to use a charm pack.

  104. Jen B
    April 15, 2014 at 4:16 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt a stunner, thanks for sharing it w/us!

  105. patty
    April 15, 2014 at 5:01 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is lovely! I have never seen this fabric before. It is rich and beautiful!

  106. rosa
    April 15, 2014 at 6:11 am (2 months ago)

    Fabulous quilt and quiltimg.I dom’ t have a charm pack project right no.

  107. Leslie A.
    April 15, 2014 at 6:53 am (2 months ago)

    I like making half-square triangles – I like the balance between optimal use of fabric and versatile blocks for creating quilt designs.

  108. Stacey
    April 15, 2014 at 7:14 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is spectacular!! You’ve really showcased the fabrics. Thanks for the chance to try them.

  109. Annmarie
    April 15, 2014 at 7:16 am (2 months ago)

    Stunning, fabulous, gorgeous – words to describe your quilt. And UNIQUE. I love it! I am never that bold. I use most charm packs for coin quilts for charity. They sew up quickly & no need to worry about matching colors. BUT if I win Shimmer charms I’m keeping them for myself!!!!

  110. Andee in aZ
    April 15, 2014 at 7:22 am (2 months ago)


  111. Linda J
    April 15, 2014 at 8:28 am (2 months ago)

    Hi, it is making Pinwheels from them>always perfect>love these! Thanks for a charm pack giveaway! Happy Stitching!

  112. Lauren aka Giddy99
    April 15, 2014 at 9:39 am (2 months ago)

    Love your quilt and how it blends in with the landscape!

  113. Joan H.
    April 15, 2014 at 11:20 am (2 months ago)

    What an absolutely beautiful quilt! The quilting is so lovely. I have used charm packs for baby quilts and table runners.

  114. Deb
    April 15, 2014 at 11:54 am (2 months ago)

    Beautiful fabric! I’ve mostly used a charm pack for a table runner but would love to add HST and make a lap quilt.

  115. Dee
    April 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm (2 months ago)

    I like to use charm squares for paper piecing. Your a very talented quilter – it’s a glorious quilt.

  116. Diane
    April 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm (2 months ago)

    What a beautiful quilt! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack.

  117. Valerie Boudier
    April 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm (2 months ago)

    Lovely quilt, those charm squares would be fun to play with

  118. wendy
    April 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm (2 months ago)

    your quilt is gorgeous! I love the simple design and the wonderful quilting

  119. Kathleen D.
    April 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm (2 months ago)

    What a BEAUTIFUL quilt you’ve made with the Shimmer fabric!
    I don’t have a favorite, go-to type of charm pack use. However, I think a Shimmer charm pack would work well in a table runner or wall hanging.

  120. Southern Gal
    April 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm (2 months ago)

    Your photos actually show me why it’s called Shimmer. Just lovely!

  121. Kay
    April 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm (2 months ago)

    The quilt is gorgeous, i see it as the sea. I love to sometimes cut up my charms into large hexagons to make bags using EPP.

  122. Jessica
    April 15, 2014 at 11:48 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh so shiny! I love pairing up charm squares to make half square triangles

  123. Michele T
    April 16, 2014 at 12:39 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is beautiful – it is by far my favorite one in the Shimmer Blog Hop!! I love it!! It must look amazing in person all shimmery and shiny!!

  124. Helen
    April 16, 2014 at 12:41 am (2 months ago)

    LOVE the lap quilt. It would be fun to work with a sparkly fabric.

  125. Shawn
    April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am (2 months ago)

    Love the quilt. So very imaginative and the quilting is to die for.

  126. Lin Marsh
    April 16, 2014 at 12:56 am (2 months ago)

    That Shimmer is great looking stuff! It would be so fun to work into a quilt. I also like how the Charm Pack “introduces” itself on the wrapping.
    Thank you for the chance to win some of this fantastic line.

  127. Becca B.
    April 16, 2014 at 1:27 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is lovely! I love the flowing curves, it’s just wonderful.

  128. Kathi Riemer
    April 16, 2014 at 2:28 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  129. Marti
    April 16, 2014 at 3:03 am (2 months ago)

    Goodness your quilt is stunning! I love making HSTs with charm packs. Thank you for the chance to win!

  130. Jo
    April 16, 2014 at 3:28 am (2 months ago)

    Such beautiful quilting! Love it. I love flicking through charm packs because they have the whole range and seem to collect them but rarely use them!

  131. Lynne Tilley
    April 16, 2014 at 7:56 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is so fabulous! That quilting just swirls like it’s waterborne. Love it!

  132. Vonna
    April 16, 2014 at 8:23 am (2 months ago)

    I love your quilt. What a clever idea.

  133. Bernadine
    April 16, 2014 at 11:00 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt shows off the fabric so beautifully. Love charm squares for quick quilts.

  134. Jennifer
    April 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm (2 months ago)

    I think it is stormy seas. What a nice use of beautiful fabrics

  135. LisaS
    April 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is stunning! I love charm squares because it’s an easy way to get a little piece of everything.

  136. kristyn
    April 16, 2014 at 10:03 pm (2 months ago)

    this is an amazing quilt and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you have quilted it! beautiful!

  137. Stephanie
    April 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm (2 months ago)

    That is crazy how the curve of the quilt is an exact match to the landscape background. I love a good old fashioned quickie baby quilt made from charm squares. Guaranteed quick sewing and perfect colour matching. Thanks for the offering — Cheers!

  138. Jean
    April 16, 2014 at 11:21 pm (2 months ago)

    Love the quilting too. Beautiful photography

  139. Salamanda
    April 17, 2014 at 12:10 am (2 months ago)

    I would make some pillows/cushions with a charm pack. Beautiful quilt and photos.

  140. sandra
    April 17, 2014 at 12:37 am (2 months ago)

    Love your quilt — such a different take on what’s been shown before in this blog hop. I’ve never used charm packs but would love to win this one and try them out.

  141. angie
    April 17, 2014 at 12:40 am (2 months ago)

    thanks so much for the chance to win! i love charm packs!

  142. Dandi D
    April 17, 2014 at 12:43 am (2 months ago)

    I think I am developing a fabric addiction. I would love to win this!

  143. Duane
    April 17, 2014 at 4:07 am (2 months ago)

    That is a lovely quilt! I want to do a quilt with water effect and this sure fits the bill! Thanks for the chance to win!

  144. Sandy W.
    April 17, 2014 at 5:53 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilting is sensational; it really brings the whole piece to life. The Shimmer line is gorgeous; I love the soft colors. Thanks for the drawing.

  145. Julie A. Boster
    April 17, 2014 at 8:53 am (2 months ago)

    Hello, fabulous quilt ~ Lovely fabrics ~ Thank-you

  146. Beth Sellers
    April 17, 2014 at 11:57 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is breathtaking! The quilting design is fabulous and the quilting and shimmer fabric totally compliment each other. I love it! I’m in love with charm packs right now and am currently making a quilt with HSTs made from charm squares.

  147. Crystal
    April 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm (2 months ago)

    Gemma, it’s incredible! and the photograph with the landscape behind is magnificent. The sky, lake, wood, metal and desk all matches in perfectly. Amazing.


  148. Audrey
    April 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm (2 months ago)

    Beautiful quilt, beautiful quilting, beautiful photography and beautiful fabric. It is so cool how your quilt design blends in with the horizon. Thank you for sharing and thank you for offering a giveaway.

  149. Hilary Florence
    April 17, 2014 at 11:31 pm (2 months ago)

    Gemma, the fabric may be gorgeous but your design, piecing and quilting have turned it into one beautiful quilt.

  150. Jess
    April 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm (2 months ago)

    I haven’t tried charm packs yet; I keep thinking about it but I haven’t take the dive yet!

  151. LeeAnna Paylor
    April 18, 2014 at 12:37 am (2 months ago)

    I love shimmer! I want to win! My addy
    LeeAnna Paylor

  152. Tanya
    April 18, 2014 at 1:38 am (2 months ago)

    Gorgeous quilt and beautiful fabric! My first visit to your blog but definitely not my last. I love your style!

  153. Anya
    April 18, 2014 at 2:03 am (2 months ago)

    How lovely! Thanks for the chance!

  154. Camille
    April 18, 2014 at 4:12 am (2 months ago)

    I LOVE your quilt. It reminds me of a day at the beach watching my kids play contentedly in the sand. Thanks for sharing your talents and for the opportunity to win a charm pack.

  155. kate
    April 19, 2014 at 12:29 am (2 months ago)

    super cute! i want some!

  156. Piroska
    April 19, 2014 at 3:19 am (2 months ago)

    Your quilt is just gorgeous! I love the colours.


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