{a little PAINT party + a BIG giveaway!!}


Ohhhhhh I am feeling the spring here in Houston!! So much so that I've been spring cleaning and sewing up a storm. You know how you feel when you start organizing things and cleaning out unwanted messes and just get things all ready to start a bunch of new projects? That was me the last month!!

Today, I get to reveal another fun project I finished up at the end of March! Yay!!

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Beautiful Carrie Bloomston of Such Designs has a new gorgeous fabric collection coming out in July called Paint!!! She has grabbed a few of us to help show off her stunning new line!! And you know I was excited to use this line…

Last year, Carrie's line, Collage, was an instant hit in the quilting world, and I had the privilege to work with it!! (See this post here all about that!) And one of the things that really inspired me while pattern-testing her Watercolor Quilt pattern was Carrie's free spirited design. 

So, this year, after seeing her fabrics, I kept thinking of seasons. I drew out some fun art quilt designs and summer kept speaking to me!! But how would I depict summer??

Ohhhh the tire swing!! Pure, unadulterated, wild, and free fun!! That is summer to me!


I used raw edged applique to create this fun quilt, just as Carrie did with her Watercolor Quilt! 

My darling friend and local long-arm quilter, Pam "Quiltaholic" Biswas quilted this fun quilt for me. 



She did some awesome tree bark quilting and leaf detail…so wonderful!! 





Such fun flowers printed on Carrie's fabric!! I cut a few of them on and appliqued them onto the scene…perfect for Houston summers…


and that tire swing…sigh!!!


This text fabric is definitely my favorite of all of her fabrics. And it comes in several different colors in this line! swoon!!


Ohhhhh all of that crinkly goodness!!

Here's the fun deal:

I will have instructions for making this quilt on May 1st on the blog! Want to make sure you don't miss it? Sign up for my newsletter right here!!

But wait! That's not all! Windham and Carrie have given me a charm pack of Paint just for you! Just comment on this post and you'll be entered to win!!!

But wait again!! That's not all again!!

I just happened to have some patterns of Carrie's to give away, too!! 

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AND if you sign up (or are already signed up) for my newsletter, you can have a separate entry! (Make sure you make a separate comment "I'm signed up for your newsletter, Sally! yay!" for your extra entry!!)

Lots of fun prizes and charm packs! Be sure to see all of the blogs on this fun Paint blog party!!

April 9 April Rhodes
April 10 Sally Keller  (ME!!) + Julie Goldin  
April 11 Shea Henderson
April 12 Ramona Burke + Jenny Kelly
April 13 Sam Hunter A Vintage Fairytale (Staci Barrett)
April 14 Rachael Gander + Erica Sage
April 15 Karen LePage + Tia Curtis
April 16 Shelly Figueroa + Fabrications2b (Bonnie Bobman)

You have until April 17th to comment!! Yay!!!

and thanks for partying with me today!! 



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  1. Reply

    love the raw edge applique!

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    I’m signing up for the newsletter

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    Love Paint!

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    Beautiful quilt – I always wanted a tire swing as a kid! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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    I signed up for your newsletter!

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    I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the chance!

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    I signed up for your newsletter. Yay!

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    Who wouldn’t want a fun tire swing? I can now sew one since I don’t have big enough trees to have a real one.

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    Your design and raw edge applique is perfect for this fabric line – can’t wait to buy (or win) some of this!

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    you are awesome!!
    and of course I already get your newsletter 🙂

  11. Reply

    Awesome tire swing!! You and Carrie do amazing work! Great team!

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    Wow, before I started sewing about a year or so ago I would have never imagined such beautiful contemporary quilts like yours even exsisted! It’s amazing, truly a piece of art.

    Penny H

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    I’m signed up for your newsletter, Sally! yay!

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    I signed up for your newsletter! Yay!

  15. Reply

    I love your quilt! It’s so beautiful, and you are so talented!

  16. Reply

    awesome giveaway and I love your blog! I will be back…

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    also I signed up for your newsletter

  18. Reply

    Love that tire swing. So fun.

  19. Reply

    This is beautiful! I especially love how you quilted it.

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    I signed up for the newsletter!

  21. Reply

    I love the tire swing quilt! I take such inspiration from what you do/your blog! This is divine–looking forward to the instructions in May! How fun to have a chance at fabrics and patterns!

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    Wow! I am so happy after seeing your wonderful creation! I have been wanting to attempt to make a raw edge art picture and now after seeing yours, I am truly excited to try! Thank you. I signed up for the newsletter.

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    I too love the raw edged applique – it adds such a lovely texture!

  24. Reply

    what a fun design Sally. I love your creativity and now I’m dreaming of swinging on a tyre swing with not a care in the world!

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    I already receive your newsletter 🙂

  26. Reply

    Love the raw edge applique! Amazing fabric line.

  27. Reply

    Love your quilt, very creative!

  28. Reply

    What a really beautiful quilt. So imaginative. Looking forward to seeing the instructions to make it.

  29. Reply

    Great quilt reminding me of the fun I use to have as a kid in our yard.

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    LOVE what you did with that fabric. Thanks for a chance to win!

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    I am signing up for your newsletter.

  32. Reply

    Fabulous quilt!

  33. Reply

    looks like you really explored your inner artist with this gorgeous quilt!

  34. Reply

    This fabric is brilliant! Thank you for the chance to win. And your quilt – amazing!

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    I’m sooo excited about this fabric line!!!!

  36. Reply

    I signed up for your newsletter- can’t wait for the instructions for the tire swing! LOVE it.

  37. Reply

    This looks really fun, I really like the raw edge applique. Thanks for a great giveaway. xx

  38. Reply

    I love your wall hanging – the prints are just perfect 🙂

  39. Reply

    I love your wall hanging Sally!

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    I signed up for your newsletter!

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    I am shivery with excitement, and goose bumpy when I see the gorgeousness and creativity done with it.
    Can’t wait. I want to sleep with the fabric. 🙂

  42. Reply

    I love this quilt! It is beautiful! Raw edge appliqué is one of my favorite techniques.

  43. Reply

    What a fascinating technique! I’ve never seen that before! Gorgeous!

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    I signed up for your newsletter!

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    Can’t wait to see paint in person!

  46. Reply

    What wonderfully fun quilts! I love the colors and textures! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Such a cool wallhanging! And the fabric – i am counting the days and creating in my head!

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    What a cute wallhanging! I love those text fabrics, too.

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    I’m signed up for the newsletter.

  50. Reply

    Amazing wall hanging. Love the details. Thanks for the chance!

  51. Reply

    wow what a sweet wall hanging, love it

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    i signed up for the newsletter

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    I signed up for your newsletter.

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    Thank you for the giveaway!! I love the wonderful colors in Paint.

  55. Reply

    This is a gorgeous wall hanging… Love all the little details and the quilting looks amazing too! It must feel incredible!!

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    I have signed up for your newsletter!!!! Thanks for an extra chance!!

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    I love the tree with the tire swing, so cute.

  58. Reply

    What fun fabric – thanks for the chance to win some. Love your depiction of summer.

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    “I’m signed up for your newsletter, Sally! yay!” on my iambuzzysma@yahoo.com email.

  60. Reply

    Fun, fun quilt. It brings back many memories. Such extravagant quilting, so lovely.

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    My favorite fabric is the text one also.

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    I signed up for your newsletter, YEA!

  63. Reply

    What an AWESOME quilt!!! You are soooo Creative!!! Love that you share so much of your cool projects & all with all of us! 🙂

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    lol….okie dokie….just as you said… “I’m signed up for your newsletter, Sally! yay!”

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    I’m signed up for your newsletter, Sally! yay!

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    And thanks for the chance. This is beautiful.

  67. Reply

    This collection is calling my name. I love it.

  68. Reply

    Ooh, I can’t wait until your pattern comes out in May. I also looked thru. your other works and I love it. I just signed up to your link and looking forward to seeing more posts from you.

  69. Reply

    Your quilt is beautiful! I have never seen that kind before. Thanks!

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    I’m signed up for your newsletter, Sally! yay!

  71. Reply

    I love the quilting. And, of course, the memories of a tire swing!

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    Love the dimension the raw edge applique give the quilt. Lovely!

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    Loving the new Paint fabrics! So cute!

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    I’m signed up for your newsletter, Sally! yay!d

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    LOVE these fabrics! and your quilt! Thanks!

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    I LOVE that text fabric! It works so well as a tire swing.

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    I’m already signed in for the newsletter 🙂

  78. Reply

    The tire swing is great fun! Thank you!

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    Thanks for sharing your creative wall quilt…so fun!

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    I signed up Sally!! I can’t wait to see how to make that adorable tire swing quilt!

  81. Reply

    I love Carrie’s work so much, I’ve never seen her patterns, though, so I have to look those up. That watercolor paint tray looks awesome.

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    Your work is always so creative and inspiring! I just saw some of this line in a quilt store in Fredricksburg and fell in LOVE! I’m using the purple with the newsprint in the background for the backing of my bright feathers QAL top I showed at the March meeting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    PS. I’m signed for your fun newsletter!

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