Friday, September 11, 2015

Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop day 11.

 Hello and welcome to my blog!!

If you're new here, my name is Penny and I call my blog (formerly Sew Simple Designs) GHMN Quilts, named after my four children (Gillian, Matthew, Hannah, and Naomi).

I have been sewing and quilting for a few years but first learned when I was 12 in the seventh grade. I have written tutorials and even a few patterns... You can find me around the internet by using the links in the right sidebar :)

From Jaftex I received two bundles of Peppered Cottons fabric by Studioe to create a project. They also sent me a second set of bundles to giveaway to one of you!!

First my project, a table topper I call "Peppered Cotton Leaves". I love the way it came out. I would share with you the name of the pattern and the book it came from, but that'll have to wait for another day as we are moving right now and the book is packed away.


I added hanging pockets to all four corners so this can also be used as a wall hanging and hung in any direction.




I really enjoyed working with the Peppered Cottons bundles, especially the brighter colors, they're absolutely gorgeous!!!

You can enter to win your own two Peppered Cottons bundles by using the Rafflecopter widget below AND answering this question in the comments: What will you make if you win? And if you haven't already, don't forget to visit this post and enter to win some MAJOR prizes!!

And tomorrow don't forget to visit Cow Town Quilts!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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HeathersSewingRoom said...

Really like your quilt that you have created with the fabrics. I would make an art quilt for my husbands office wall with the fabrics.

Anita Gambrell said...

I will be making table runners and mug rugs!

Anita said...

I would make a table runner or a wall hanging with the fabric. I love your wall hanging, it gives a perfect feeling of fall!

Michele T said...

Your leaf quilt is amazing!! If I won, I would make a quilt in the Bear a Paw design. Thanks!!

Paige said...

Love your leaves! I'd love to make those!

Emily said...

I'm newly obsessed with minis, so I would make a mini! Yours is so gorgeous, I might even use the same pattern, once you dig out the book and let us know what it was! :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a pretty quilt! Perfect to brighten up any room! Lovely!

Angelina Kendra said...

I think your leaves may have been from Modern Nature-Inspired Quilts by Bernadette Mayr, a book that I have been studying with great interest for a few months now! I would use the fabrics to make the exact same thing! http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Nature-Inspired-Quilts-Beautiful-Templates/dp/1574218603

Mary Jane Link said...

I want to make a wall hanging for my upstairs hallway and these fabrics would be a wonderful addition!

annmarie said...

Love the fabric. I'm making table runners for Christmas and these would be perfect!

mlb said...

Your quilt is amazing! I'm into table runners so some table runners would come out of those beautiful fabrics.

quilter said...

If I win I will make table runners, thanks for the chance to win.
cork@pa.rr.com

Pat Gottshalk said...

I have some willow trees in mind, maybe shown in all 4 seasons. A modern take on a traditional 4 block quilt.
Your leaves are stunning in the PC's, the sheen adds so much dimension to your work. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam said...

I'm thinking a fall quilt with lots of leaves... I really like the peppered cottons!

Helen said...

I usually work with prints when I make charity quilts for the Pediatric Infusion Therapy Unit at Mayo Clinic/St. Mary's Hospital. I think it is time I worked with some fun solids like the giveaway fabrics.

Lynn said...

I would love to make a wall quilt. Great giveaway!!

Teresa said...

I would make a table runner for my new table

JoyceLM said...

Love your quilt. I'd make a log cabin quilt for my sister. Thanks.

Den Cofman said...

I would use them on a castle wall quilt I am working on using Kafe Facett fabrics,
Thanks for the chance to win!
Mary Kauffman
Mary57k@yahoo.com

susan said...

I would make a table runner. Like the idea of the hanging pockets too!

Lu Hare said...

I like your creation Penny and how you used the colorful fabrics. It will make a pretty display where ever you use it. I would make stars for a wall hanging or maybe a table topper but whichever it would be attractive with these pretty fabrics.

cjmont said...

love these fabrics and your wall hanging is beautiful. i would make a lap quilt for myself with a swoon design.

paulette said...

My daughter wants a wall hanging for her apartment and this fabric would be perfect for that!! Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Francesca Rademacher said...

I will incorporate the fabric into a mystery quilt I am working on with Natalie Barnes.

MoeWest said...

I would use them in a table runner. I love your leaves runner!

Michele said...

Love your table topper! I would make a wall quilt.

Dominique Wielgosch said...

Love the simplicity of your "leaf" quilt. If I won I would endevour to recreate your quilt.

Brenda said...

Most likely a quilt. But some of the fabrics could be used to decorate towels, make a pin cushion and so many more projects. Thank you for the chance to win. Have a wonderful creative day!

Kathryn said...

I just won 3 ribbons at the Allentown Fair, and I'd love to use these to make something special for next year's entry.

ledamewood said...

Oh, these would be used in a quilt, or something for my table - runner, placements - maybe both!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

I would make a fall quilt--maybe a maple leaf pattern

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I will make a lap quilt or a tote bag with the fabric.

Ursula Yeo said...

I can see these fabrics in my log cabin quilt. They would also work so well in an applique project.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love Peppered Cottons! I have been wanting to make some new pillow covers and these beautiful fabrics would be perfect.

Nancy said...

Placemats

Cecilia said...

I would add them to prints and make pillow covers and quilts for Fall. Thanks!

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I would make fall and Christmas table runners. I love peppered cottons!!! Thank you.

kcummings71@gmail.com

Darlene B said...

I would love to win these fabrics...I think I'd have to see them first before I decide what to make!

Laura said...

I am itching to experiment with these lovely fabrics. I'd love to make a quilt, perhaps with improvisational piecing for a dear friend.

Linda said...

HI, I think I'd like to make my husband a throw! Neat for watching tv in winter! Thanks for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the leaf quilt- so pretty! I would love a bag or maybe some placemats from these fabrics-- something I see often so I can enjoy them! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Cathy Karlak said...

Love the fabrics. Thinking a tote bag!

Sarah said...

I would use it in a spinning star quilt I'm planning right now. sarah@forrussia.org

Afquilt said...

Mug rugs!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love your leaf quilt - would like to make a table runner. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love your leaf quilt - would like to make a table runner. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

phegland said...

I would use the fabric bundles for table toppers and runners...smaller projects that are more likely to be finished.

Seacoast Quilter said...

I would make a small wall quilt to hang by my sewing machine. I have a Libby Lehman design in mind that I'd use for inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

Victor Rohrer said...

probably a modern table topper.

Heidi said...

Love these modern leaves!
I would love to work with this line, to make a quilt of course!

Joyce Carter said...

I would love to use them in a quilt. Thank you for the chance.

amanda m said...

I would definitely use these in a quilt! Maybe throw in some prints and have a fun time playing :)

Janie said...

Love your choice of colors and the quilt. I would make a lap sized quilt. Thank you for the inspiration, and sharing.

Esther Grimes said...

Your quilt is pretty...full of colors I'm not usually drawn to, so if I had a bundle, I'd probably add them to my stash to fill it out a bit.

janice said...

I love fall and those colors remind me of fall so I'll make a quilt (and maybe a purse) with some kind of leaf block.

delaineelliott said...

I love your Peppered Leaves project so much that I would make that with the fabric. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Renea said...

I love these colors in the fabric. I would make a nice Fall bag or tablerunner. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Martina said...

Very lovely quilt! I would love to make a pillow for our sofa!

Lisa Marie said...

I will make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift. Your project is gorgeous and it is so clever that you made it to hang in any direction!

Quilting Tangent said...

I would make a quilt. Like your fall leaves on your facebook page. 24Tangent@gmail.com

quiltonia said...

I want to make a paper-pieced feather accent block for a pillow and these fabrics would be perfect. I loved peppered cottons. Thanks for the offer.
Great leaf quilt for any season.

MtnJudy said...

A quilt would be in the making!

Rose Sabey said...

Would love a fall table topper with these fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win! rosesabeyatyahoodotcom

lindawwww said...

I love keeping a table cloth on my dining room table. I'd make a new table cloth with these beautiful peppered cottons.

lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I'll make some zip pouches for Christmas gifts! Thanks for the great giveaway--love your mini!

Susan L. said...

Very nice quilt! I can think of a million things I could make if I were to win a FQ bundle! I'd say, it would likely be a small quilt or topper.

Claire Sutherland said...

Gorgeous quilt. I would make a bag I think x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Sewgirl said...

I love using coordinated fabrics for quilts, table runners or placemats. Right now I have been making baskets for gift giving. You project is great. And thanks for sharing the giveaway!

Billie Farley said...

I would make an Amish wall hanging with the bundle of Peppered Cottons.

Julie Craven said...

I am in fall mode right now, so I would make a few fall table runners and placemats.
Thank you for this chance to wlin
jcraven1958@hotmail.com

Judy1522 said...

Your table topper is beautiful. If I won the fabric I would use it to make a quilt.

Peggy said...

I'd make a quilt for charity.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Cowtown Quilts said...

I think I'm going to follow Mark Lipinski's and Linda Lum DeBono's lead and make some kind of notebook folio or travel bag of some sort with the peppered cottons.

Bobbie said...

I'm in a mini quilt swap due in November and these would be perfect for my partner! Love those leaves

ytsmom said...

I really love your leaves. My friends just won at our state fair with a very similar quilt, so I'm thinkin I might just make one too!

Betsy said...

Definetly some placemats for fall

Beth said...

What a beautiful wallhanging. I would love to make a quilt for our guest room in solids, but with some added texture or surprise, and I think the peppered cottons would be just the thing. Thanks for the chance to enter.

cjmont said...

i would make a lap quilt.

Dody said...

I will add it to a paper pieced quilt I'm working on!

~Laurie~ said...

I think I might like to make a wall hanging. We just moved to a new temporary home and the walls are bare! I've got a lot packed up but don't want to unpack most of it because we are not staying for more than a year. It would be nice to have a new something to display!!

anna brown said...

Lap quilt and maybe a tote too......very pretty...happyness04431@yahoo.com

Evie H said...

Decisions, decisions! Can't say offhand what I would make, but I surely will do something with those lovely fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

OhioLori said...

I would make a Quilt for our son! He is moving closer to Home by first of year...this would make him such a Special Welcome Home Surprise! Thanks for chance to win! Love your Quilt...maybe could make something similar for him? :)

Deborah said...

Hi, I'm not sure what I would make as I don't have any patterns waiting for me to find the perfect fabric. I would love to win this though. I loved your leaves.

Mary Preston said...

A wall hanging I think.

LeAnne said...

I'd probably make a wallhanging since that's what's easiest for me.

Vicki H said...

I think I would make a fall table runner.

Carol said...

I think I would make a table topper for my mom. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy H said...

I love the leaves. I would make a baby quilt with those beautiful fabrics.

Linda Gagliano said...

I would like to make the same quilt you did. Leaf motifs are my favorite. Looking forward to the book name when you unpack. Good luck!

Rhonda Best said...

I think I would like to do the leaf patterned wall quilt. mtmom57@gmail.com

VA said...

I would make a pillow for my new couch and maybe a table topper too. Love those leaves!

wendy said...

I would make a quilt for my grandson. He will be turning 18 soon and I want to do something really special for him. Thanks!

StanleyBeagle said...

I'd make something for my new nephew!

Bonnie58 said...

I can see a lap quilt in my future.Thanks for sharing

scottylover said...

I would use these for a throw for my living room. It would add a touch of color in there which is greatly needed! :P

Sandy A

Kathy E. said...

With this bundle, I would be making a table runner for my hutch. It's been my goal for 2015 to make a table runner for each season.

Emily C said...

I would make a star quilt.

Margaret said...

I would make a table runner

Karen said...

I really love your leaf quilt! If I won the fat quarter bundle I might track down that pattern and make one of my own.

barbara woods said...

I would make me a quilt for the winter

Connie Lawrence said...

Love your leaves! I am thinking about making a large tote with these great colors.

smreusser said...

I'd like to use Jenny Doan's new pattern Dresdan Squared fir a tablerunner.

Greta Honeycutt said...

Fall quilt!

NancyL said...

I'd make a quilt; love the peppered cottons! they would go great with some of my fall or Christmas fabrics!! I'd also like to make a bag or a table runner too.

Melody Lutz said...

Time to make something for me!

Linda Fickling said...

FIRST I'D MAKE ANOTHER CHRISTMAS BOX QUILT....

Ellen said...

I would make a table runner.

PK Sews said...

I would make a quilt with this beautiful bundle. Thanks!

Lisa E said...

I'd make some pillows for my daughter's dorm room. Thanks!

WPBMOMMY1 said...

I love the modern style of your quilt. If I had the bundle I'd make a lap quilt with it!

ShirleyC said...

If I won, I think I would make a table runner. I've seen some really cute ones lately.

Béa said...

Very beautiful, I would make a modern wahlhanging. Thanks

GranChris said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I know I would make a quilt not sure it would be as grand as yours but I would give it a try.

minibea12 said...

I'd make a quilt for my daughter-in-law with this beautiful fabric!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Dana Manners said...

Gorgeous! I would love to try to make a tesellation quilt!

Pam said...

I am working on things for Fall right now. I made a cute pumpkin pincushion and plan on making a wall hanging with cats and pumpkins on Monday. To add to that, I'd make a table runner or a cover for my sewing machine.

Paula said...

I have been looking for the right fabric to make a handbag that would go with any color.....and I think I just saw it!! I do love the quilt you made with it though!

SherryB said...

Love those peppered cottons, and your little quilt is adorable. If I won, I would use the fabrics to make a table runner for our bedroom... the colors would go great in there!
slbook3(at)aol(dot)com

Debbie said...

I already have the quilt in mind that I would make using the fabric. Very pretty. Thanks for a great giveaway. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I would make a lap quilt!

Lee said...

A lap quilt for my mother in law - she would love this fabric! thanks!

Karen said...

Colorful solids are always needed in my stash as I rarely buy any. I'm always seeing projects that take solid or nearly solid fabrics.

SewDoUQuilt said...

I would like to try the leaf pattern as yours was so pretty. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com (under Amy on raffle copter)

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Love your Peppered Cotton Leaves! Not sure yet what I'd make, but I know that I'll be rubbing my face in all that luscious cotton if I win!! Thanks so much for the chances :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

selleck said...

I'd like to make a wall hanging for my entry.

Gill said...

A quilt for my son!!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I'm thinking table topper

Gloria Cotten said...

I would like to make a quilt like yours so I look forward to hearing from you when your move is complete and your life settles down!

Ellen Giglia said...

I will make a baby quilt. I just found out my grand-nephew and his wife are pregnant.

Linda said...

I would make a quilt like yours. Just perfect for the Fall season coming up. Thanks for the chance.

Susan Van Kirk Beyer said...

I would make a wallhanging for my entry way.

Quilting Momma said...

I would like to make a Fall table runner! thanks again! Margo at onlydiamonds@hotmail[dot]com

lauraluvsloons said...

I will be making small project bags and totes for presents this fall. This fabric would be perfect.

Lynne Stucke said...

Should I win these bundles, I will make flowers to applique on my hexagon quilt.

Ellee said...

These fabrics would be perfect for a quilt for my granddaughter! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Sarah W said...

I have a brand new baby, and have been thinking about making a height / growth quilt to put on the wall. These bright colors would be perfect.

Joanna said...

Peppered Cotton Leaves looks great. I'd make a quilt; I'd probably use it to offset other fabric from my stash.

JANET said...

I would finish a quilt I had started and had to stop to make another one. I had run out of the pepper cotton and put it aside to finish the quilt gift.

zaney said...

I keep planning in making Fall placemats... These would be a nice fit!

tac73 said...

Would love to use the peppered cottons in a tablerunner.

Abbigail said...

I would love to make some animal blocks of these for a quilt for my Granddaughters!

JD said...

My favorite thing is to make table runners. Everyone needs one

Diane Beavers said...

Autumn is my season! Table topper w/your leaf pattern, definitely:)
Probably some fabric baskets and pillows for my living room and kitchen, both need an Autumn make over. Scraps would make pretty trim on some towels.

Mom C said...

I have many quilts to create and not enough fabric to do so. I would make a gorgeous quilt. Thanks.

Pauline Perry said...

I would make a table runner for the dining room if I won the fabric bundle.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

gi quilt said...

Your leaves are a great fall project. I would try them.

MoniqueB said...

This would go straight away into my stash to be used in numerous projects. I am trying to build my solids and blenders and this would be perfect!

Alice said...

I would love to do a log cabin variation. I think those peppered cottons are gorgeous!

Phyllis Jaco said...

This is so lovely ! Loving those big leaves!

Lori said...

I would love to make some placemats for my daughter in law
Oh my she only has one set and they are very fallish
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Christine Sullivan said...

I would like to make a paper pieced mini, the colors look like they would make a nice "little house on the prarie" picture mini

Lisa said...

I would use them to make a quilt for a new little baby boy in my life!

Linda B said...

I would make a fall table runner and place mats....

Katy M said...

I love your project! If I won I'd use the fabric to make things for my nursery :)

Dawn said...

I would make a Pinwheel design for a table topper. I love your leaves! Have a great day!

Teri Lynn said...

Enchanting color choices. I see this easily going from summer to winter and all seasons in between. Lovely work

Anonymous said...

I'll make a table topper with those luscious colors!

stichnRN said...

i like your leaves. i may make some of them into a table runner!

Helen L said...

I'm going to make your leaf quilt if I win: I LOVE, LOVE LOVE it!!!!

Barb said...

I love your leaves! I have a leaf design of my own that is a bit more organic that would look awesome using Peppered Cottons.

Donna W said...

Love those leaves. I think I would make some table runners with leaves on them. They would be great gifts.

86201580-c726-11e3-b07a-000bcdcb5194 said...

I would use the peppered cottons in a quilt. You've crated a great leaf design!

Rita Lynn said...

I would make a squash blossom quilt. I love the leaves.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

What a great pattern. There are so many things I could make, but I'd probably make a charity quilt for our local children's hospital.

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

The more I see these cottons the more I want them :) I just found out I'm going to be a 1st time grandma and I'll let you guess what projects are zooming around my head now!

Janie Kemp said...

I would make an enchanted village with these colors. They just make me think of fun and mystery.

Jane said...

I'd use the fabrics in a quilt or some baby related project. Thanks!

Tamie said...

Love your quilt! I'd like to make a quilt of my own.

Melissa Miller said...

Your project really shows off the colors nicely. I've been wanting to get my hands on some peppered cotton. I'm not quite sure what I'd make with it but I'm sure something will pop in my head once I can get a hands on look at it.

Susan said...

a quilt or maybe a bag

DeborahGun said...

I would definitely make a quilt - probably just simple patchwork. Love these deep colours

McAstro said...

I would make a bright little shopping tote!

Linda said...

Oh my, I would make more quilts for kids in the hospital!

Anita said...

I'd make a leaf quilt just like yours!

Shirley- shecuff@comcast.net said...

I would make fall leaves place mats for my table. Love the leave theme.

Nathania Goforth said...

Really like the leaves idea that is perfect for the autumn season. I might make some pillow cases for the fall season. I also want to create some cute kitchen items like mitts and pot holders.
N.snaer at gmail dot com

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

You leaf topper/wall hanging is beautiful. I would love to make a couple quilted pillow covers for fall

Theresa N. said...

I know it will be a quilt.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Joan said...

Your table topper is lovely and the colours are great. I would make a table topper or a small quilt. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

pippirose said...

What a gorgeous table topper!
I think I might make a new table topper and/or matching placemats.

Kaynik said...

I would love to make a fabric basket with different pockets and compartments if I win these lovely bundles :-)
Thank you for the chance.

ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

Peggy Carstens said...


I would make a small quilt and save some for applique

lauraluvsloons said...

I'd like to make a modern lap quilt for a daughter this year.

Jacklynn Grimm said...

I would make a fall table runner and pillows for my sofa. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

Lisa Stahl said...
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Lisa Stahl said...

I love the feather quilt that you made! If I won the Pepper Cotton bundle I would make a lap quilt for my daughter. She just moved into her first house.

Cathy J said...

quilts, always a new quilt!

Rebecca said...

love your leaves! I would be designing a wall hanging for sure, their my favorite thing right now.

works4me said...

What a great choice for a project with those fabrics.

Honestly, the fabric would be in stash for a bit. I love the colours and have never made a quilt in solids so I see a solids table runner or mini in my future if I were to win. Thanks for the chance.

Linda Big D said...

I will make a modern style quilt for my son and daughter-in-law, who really like that style.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I've been "hankering" to make some bags and a quilt form this fabric. Karen kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

joanne roberts said...

I just love making pin wheels.I saw a pattern to make wonky pin wheels. I want to try that.

Anonymous said...

I would love to make a lap quilt for me with these lovely fabrics.thanks for the chance

jennie wallick said...

I love the leaves quilt. So colorful.

ikkinlala said...

I'll make a lap quilt - I've been wanting one for this time of year.

Juliet said...

I would make some stuffed dogs and horses and pigs.

ana s. said...

I would do a twin size boy quilt for a local charity. This is my favorite thing to do quilting wise.

Havplenty said...

I plan to make a quilt for my nephew who is off to college next year. He has done so well in high school and these peppered cottons speak loudly to become a male quilt. Yes they do!

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kbo said...

I would create an abstract art quilt.

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