Monday, 8 July 2013

katy jones & quilt blocks

Some of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram may have seen that this week I've been working on some quilt blocks.







The blocks are all from my sewing bestie, AKA Katy Jones, AKA 'Im A Ginger Monkey' new book: 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks published by Martingale.



Katy is an internet turned real-life friend and a proper brilliant one at that! She has inspired and encouraged me to sew so many quilts as well as other stuff like zippered pouches, the staple dress & framed purses and of course she has taught me all I know about English Paper Piecing! She is my one-stop shop for all sewing advice and has held my hand so many times through fabric choices I can't begin to tell you. I'm really proud of her and feel so very lucky that she really is one of my best friends ever!

The book I feel, is a must for all quilters, whether you are a beginner or an old hat! Its so beautifully laid out and the instructions are very easy to follow. For me the best part is seeing how Katy has used traditional blocks and given them a new lease of life with her stunning fabric choices.



To celebrate all her hard work and the publication of her first solo book I've got a super spectacular giveaway - a signed copy of the book and a scrap pack of all the fabrics that I used to make my blocks!!




The fabric is all available (except the skulls but there is some in the prize) in my online shop Simply Solids. I used fabric from the Sketch & Rain lines to highlight  how great these two designs play together!

So how do you enter? Just follow my blog and leave a comment to say you have done this. Simples right?

The competition will close at Noon on Sunday 14th July 2013 with the winner chosen by random.org and announced later that evening.


Good Luck!!

52 comments:

  1. I follow your blog! At stupid o'clock on a Monday morning, even .....

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  2. Ohhhh I follow too also at stupid o clock :) see u real soon x

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  3. I follow - it looks very exciting.

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  4. I follow your blog, Justine. Thanks for the chance of winning such lovely prizes. Love your blocks and am looking forward to seeing the finished cushion.

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  5. I follow your blog. My daughter would love that skull fabric, shame there's none in your shop. See you in London.

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  6. I follow you blog and am very excited for the book. Congrats to Katy and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  7. I do follow your blog, also twitter feed. Those blocks look fab in your fabric choices. Great giveaway!

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  8. I follow you! I always love seeing book blocks "in real life" - thanks for sharing!

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  9. Following!
    Katy's book looks fabulous - isn't she clever??

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  10. Would love to win, followed your blog

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  11. Thank you for a great giveaway. I follow via Bloglovin. I have been reading I'm a Ginger monkey for ages, so this would be a great prize to have.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  12. following via email, the book looks absolutely amazing and so do the fabrics.

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  13. It does look a great book. I already follow. THanks for the chance :-)

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  14. Following already, thanks for the give away!

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  15. I follow your Blog (and twitter) Your blocks look amazing, especially the spool and the letter.

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  16. I follow your blog. This book looks amazing, thanks for the honest review of it too.

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  17. I'm a follower :) I love the look of this book, your blocks look great!

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  18. The blocks are lovely and really inspire me to give them a go. Thank you for the giveaway. Di x
    P.S. I am a follower

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  19. Oh I follow you, I have Katy's book, but mines not signed! Your blocks look fab!

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  20. Follower! Thanks for the giveaway. I love the book and fabrics :)

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  21. You lead, I shall follow :-) thx for the giveaway!

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  22. What fabulous quilt blocks! And what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  23. I'm following again but this time by email and GFC! Lovely giveaway and thanks for the chance.

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  24. Love your blocks Justine and how superb to have such a talented friend!
    I follow in feedly, thanks for the chance.

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  25. Of course I follow your blog! Can't wait to see you next weekend!!!

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  26. Your blocks look great :) KJ's a clever thing! I've followed your blog for yonks. Thanks for the chance to win the book :)

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  27. Duh, already a follower ;-) love your blocks!

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  28. I follow and I love your blocks and Katy's work AND your store. I love it ALL!!! Can't wait to see what other magic you create! :)

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  29. Katy's book looks wonderful (no surprise, there!) and I love your blocks! The multicoloured rain fabric is gorgeous! Oh, I'm a follower!

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  30. I am a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I think I'm following you....yup, just seen the preview! Love the blocks and love Simply Solids!

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  32. Lovely blocks! Especially love the letter :-) I'm a happy follower too :-)

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  33. OOOH, what a gorgeous prize. and well done Katy, can't wait to try some of those blocks. I have been following you right from the start long before you were Simply Solids :)

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  34. What a fantastic prize! Those fabrics are stunning too! :-) I'm following your blog.

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  35. Yes, how could I not follow your blog!

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  36. I'm a new follower but an old customer!. Definitely out of my comfort zone with the fabric. I'm not very adventurous.

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  37. I follow your blog! I love the Aircraft block - it looks great in those fabrics :)

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  38. I am a follower of your lovely blog.
    Those internet turned real life quilty friends are the BEST!
    Thanks for the chance to win xxxx

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  39. Katy's book looks fab! I now follow you with GFC!

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  40. Hi! I'm slowly making my way through the blogosphere and after a long while stumbled upon Katy's blog where, not long after, she led me to you! While I love following the capers of the girls across the pond, it's just so lovely being able to follow the works of some 'local' girls! x

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  41. Your blocks look great Justine. Thank you for the chance to win Katy's new book.
    Clare

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  42. I follow your blog by email. Thanks for a lovely giveaway :)

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  43. Wow, what fab looking blocks and such a great way to display your fabric. Following you by email and Twitter. Have a great time at the retreat. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. Love the fabric choices for your blocks - I am undecided at the moment!!! Great giveaway - Katy ROCKS!!! I follow you :)

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  45. I am already a follower of your lovely blog x

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  46. I thought I had entered this already, but I can't see my comment. Just to say that I follow on BlogLovin.

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  47. Follow your blog, would really love Katy's book

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  48. Way exciting giveaway! Thank you for the chance. I follow your blog.

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx

 
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