Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MY TURN at the JAFTEX PARTY

Hello Blog Hoppers!  Today is my day to celebrate the Jaftex 85th Birthday!


If you are new to Jillily Studio, welcome!!

 Hi, I'm Jill Finley.  I love fabrics!

I have been designing collections for Henry Glass (a Jaftex company) for over six years now, and it has been a delight.  Such great people to work with and such a fun project!  In the last post (see below) I showed you my newest collection, Bicycles and Blooms, which will be coming to shops in December.


I know by now that you have been reading all about this wonderful company, so I won't repeat all of that.  Let's get to the celebration!


Henry Glass (and the other Jaftex companies) sent each of their designers a packet of fabric and said, "Make something with this."
And so we did.

My fabric bundle was a fun bunch of brights from the Folio Basics group.

I waited until the last moment to get my project going (of course).  So I quickly pieced together some cute flowers, and then I just HAD to add a bit of appliqué to make it an official "Jillily" project.


It was done in a flash, and turned out better than expected!  (Sometimes it works like that. and sometimes I have to throw it away and start over--does that ever happen to you?)  It helps that it is a small project--only 36" square--perfect for a table topper.

I'm calling this one "BLACK-EYED SUSAN."  


Maika did a quick and beautiful job of quilting it for me in a matter of a few hours.  (I should have just waited for it, rather than driving home after dropping it off--like waiting for your kid at a dentist appointment.)

Here is another view of it.  I am planning to release the pattern at Fall Market  (or sooner if I get ambitious.)  Watch my website for it to arrive.  I will also have a few kits available.


Now, I know you want to win prizes, so be sure to enter.  I will post the entry wizard again to show you all the ways you can enter.  Any comment you leave on this post from now until Sept 30 will enter you.  And there are 13 other ways to enter.  Plus you can enter each day on each designer's post!  Wow.  Now that is generous.  The prizes are amazing--thousands of dollars in fabric, sewing machines, threads, needles, etc.

I also want to award a prize to one of MY followers.  So leave me a comment, follow my blog, (and like Jillily Studio on Facebook) and you could win a bundle of fabric, and a bunch of Jillily stuff!


                           A couple of patterns, an Applique Kit, and fabric.  That's a fun prize!


Here are the Jaftex prizes and how to enter:
85th Anniversary Giveaway

Gotta run now.  I need to go get some birthday cake!

236 comments:

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Ellen said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jasmine said...

I do follow your blog. :) I love the bright colors and the quilting on your topper. Thanks!

Martina said...

Oh what a lovely pattern and i love how the stems turn over the border! Sweet! And I am a follower via bloglovin'

Claire Sutherland said...

Love this, I am a follower by email and FB .
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Nicolette Mathee said...

Love the green vine, makes the eye move over the whole topper !

Heidi said...

Love your use of applique for a modern mini, & especially with the black border - very beautiful!

I am having so much fun with this hop!

Anita said...

I love your quilt; the appliqué really puts a sting in the project!
I follow your blog via GFC.

Dorian said...

What a great table mat! I love the bright, fun flowers. Take care.

JoyceLM said...

Love your table topper - the fabrics are gorgeous. I'm a follower of your blog via Bloglovin' & I'm liking you on FB. Thanks.

Christi said...

I am such a fan of your work and needle turn applique! Thank you for the chance to win. I follow your blog (oh yeah!) and FB.

cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

Stitchin At Home said...

I love your table topper! I follow blog and FB.

Donna in NH said...

Such a cute topper!

Debra G said...

I love your table topper! I always watch your video tutorial before I start a new appliqué project. Your techniques are the best! I follow your blog and on FB.

Paige said...

Your quilt is fabulous! I liked your FB page and started following via Bloglovin.

martha said...

Beautiful quilt! I am already a folower of you. Thanks for chance to win. Today is my birthday too!

VA said...

Such a gorgeous quilt--I love it!

Christine said...

What a beautiful piece created at the 'last minute'! So glad to see you around and involved again.
Christine from Ontario

DebrafromMD said...

I love the quilt you designed. Those colors are so happy.

Terry said...

What a pretty table topper..love it!!! I follow you via email and FB.
terryscwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Renea said...

I love all your creations. I have just about all of your books. This table runner is gorgeous. The quilting is amazing. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Rosa said...

Spectacular topper and quilting.Love your eye fabrics!

Judy Zoll said...

Thanks for the give away..

Joyce Carter said...

The table runner is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway. I follow via GFC.

ledamewood said...

I just love your design sense and use of color. Can't wait for the pattern to be released. I follow your blog faithfully. Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway.

Eileen said...

Love this little quilt! Your color sense is spot on, and the applique adds a spark. Looking forward to the pattern release.

Nancy said...

I love your project - it's so cheery, and love the applique!

Nancy said...

I follow you on FB and blog (email)

Sherry said...

Another beautiful design, I love your project. I follow on facebook and by email. I am going to be visiting my favorite quilt shop, Fabric Chicks, this week.

Pat johnson said...

Beautiful little quilt. Love your designs.

cjmont said...

love your table topper, looks very difficult but you say not. can't wait for the pattern. thanks for the giveaway.

janice said...

Love your design-so cute!

kathy slaughter cummings said...

Awesome quilt! Thank you.

kcummings71@gmail.com

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I'm following on Bloglovin and like on Facebook . Thank you.

kcummings71@gmail.com

Michele said...

Beautiful quilt - can't wait for your pattern! Thank you for the awesome giveaway too.

quiltonia said...

Your colorful quilt would brighten any home. Thanks for the give away.

Miriam said...

What a cute quilt! Love the applique with the piecing. Thank you for the opportunity to win a bundle of fun prizes!

LeAnne said...

Another great quilt, and it definitely has that Jillily vibe. Thank you for the extra giveaway. I could really use some more Appli-Glue. I'm about out. Besides applique, I use it to hold down my binding before stitching it to the back.

Darlene B said...

Love your quilt! I really need to try to do more applique - I love the life that your swirly vines always adds to your quilts.

barbara woods said...

Love your quilt

Lani said...

I love the happy colorful table topper you came up with! Thanks for the opportunity. I love this new line of fabrics!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for the chance.

susan said...

Love applique and piecing. Thank you for the chance to win.

Jacqueline said...

SEW cute. Love the quilt and the quilting. Thanks for a chance.

Aunt TC said...

It's so bright and happy. I'd love to wake up to this every morning.

quilter said...

I have your Home Sweet Home book and love it, thanks. Love your new pattern also
cork@pa.rr.com

Z Any Mouse said...

I just love your designs, and the use of black and white with color in your patterns. So beautiful!

Peg said...

I love these bright colors and your quilt is gorgeous!

Brenda said...

I love your project! Applique is always fun and usually adds that extra pizzazz. I liked you on facebook and signed up to follow your posts by email. Looking forward to seeing all the fabulous projects you create and your fabrics! Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize and for sharing your project. Have a wonderful creative day! brend_ack@yahoo.com

Cheryl Hammond said...

I love your black-eyed Susan. It's adorable as is your fabric line!!

Cowtown Quilts said...

You look so cute with that hairstyle, Jill! Thank you for throwing some of your own stuff in with the giveaway. I love your Appliglue!

~Laurie~ said...

I love the table topper - it's bright and cheery! Would love to see a kit of this project! Isn't this birthday celebration fun? PS - Love your haircut!

~Laurie~ said...

I love the table topper - it's bright and cheery! Would love to see a kit of this project! Isn't this birthday celebration fun? PS - Love your haircut!

Beth said...

What a charming quilt! It is really piquant! As is your hairstyle these days, very Audrey Hepburn.

I am delighted to follow your blog via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net.

OhioLori said...

Love Love LOOOOOVE your Table Topper!! Gorgeous & soooo Fun & Happy!!! Would love to get the Pattern..will definitely be watching for it to come available! :D

I already follow thru Email & GFC too :) Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way!

ShirleyC said...

Your table topper is gorgeous and so eye catching!
Following you on FB and here. Glad to find you.

ruthshelton10@att.net said...

Your use of color is stunning and modren. Love your table topper. I

marklipinskisblog said...

I LOVE THIS SCHWEETIE! I expected nothing less than fabulous and you didn't disappoint! xoxom

Sherryl said...

Dang. I really love that pattern! And the fabric. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

ytsmom said...

Very cute! I love that fabric for blending. I follow on bloglovin!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful! Your projects always inspire me to work on my appliqué. I follow your blog and I like you on Facebook. This pattern is going on my with list!

Janie said...

Love your project the design and color choices are beautiful. I follow you via e-mail. Thank you for the inspiration.

Allison CB said...

Love your little quilt - so cute!

JANET said...

Such a cute table topper! Love it!

Connie Cain said...

Love the table topper! Can't wait for the pattern! :) I am a new follower via e-mail.
craftyccain@gmail.com

GranChris said...

I love your quilt. The fabrics are terrific. I follow on FB. If no one has told you lately you look marvelous in that picture.

Dominique Wielgosch said...

I really like table toppers and I especially like your project.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Love the combination of piecing and applique in your quilt. I am also following you on your blog and Facebook.

Lolsews said...

I Love love love that little quilt. I signed up for your blog and will be on the lookout for your pattern.

PK Sews said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! My favorite quilting technique is applique and my favorite theme is flowers, so this just makes my heart sing. I only wish my quilting was as good as yours! I follow you on Facebook and via email. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Jean said...

Y'all are makin' purty things with those purty fabrics.

Evie H said...

Your little quilt is scrumptious! I've learned to love applique and look forward to your pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki H said...

I love your table topper. I follow you with FB and GFC.

Karen quilts said...

I love your table topper. The quilting really shows off the colors in the quilt. Might have to watch for the pattern to come out really like this one.

Bev said...

Love the intense colors of the fabric you used on the fun topper. Thanks, will eagerly wait for the pattern.

Karen said...

What a sweet topper. I love that little pop of applique too! I'm a follower on FB.

Linda Yeager said...

Black eyed susan--great name and one easy enough for almost anyone to make. Looking forward to seeing a pattern for it in the future.

mary mahoo said...

My favourite quilt shop is Sew Sisters Quilt Shop, and I'd love to see them win the fabric!

mary mahoo said...

I follow you through email!

phegland said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Just the right combination of piecing and applique.

delaineelliott said...

I love Black Eyed Susan! You are very talented! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

delaineelliott said...

My favorite quilt shop is Sew Divine, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

JanetD said...

What a pretty quilt, great use of the fabrics. Thank you for the chance.

JanetD said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'.

delaineelliott said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Quilting Tangent said...

Very pretty flower quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Phyllis Baas said...

Love the "flower" design. Hope to win those brights. pannbaas@comcast.net

Carolyn said...

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Den Cofman said...

I love your black eyed Susan quilt and will be looking for the pattern. This is my first time to your site and I would love to win your give away!
Thanks for the chance,
Mary Kauffman
mary57k@yahoo.com

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

Jillily Studios is my favorite

Karla K Samples Eastham said...

I love love love your Black Eyed Susan quilt! I can't wait to see what is next!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, that quilt is spectacular! I'll be looking forward to that pattern. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Your "last minute" quilt is amazing!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Kaye M said...

I love the beautiful colors in your Black-Eyed Susan topper! it is so bright and cheerful! And the applique makes it special. I follow you by e-mail and "liked" you on facebook. tkmattson@hotmail.com

Afquilt said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

Susan Paxton said...

I love the name of your topper...and since my name is Susan and I have really dark brown eyes, I think it would be wonderful for me to make me one. I can't wait for the pattern. I haven't done a lot of applique but would love to learn. Yours looks easy enough to try. I have been following you on Facebook and email for a long time. Love your blog.

Wanda MG said...

That Black Eyed Susan quilt is stunning. I love black accents and against the jewel colors it's wonderful.

Carol said...

I signed up for your newsletter, followed you on FB. I love your table topper.

Mary Preston said...

Follow, like & love your work.

Billie Farley said...

Love this piece and I would buy the pattern!!! Thanks for sharing on this blog hop!!!

Kathryn said...

As one of your followers, I didn't miss this great post with one of your new designs. So right for summer.

Mom C said...

How darling. So cheerful, that would keep me smiling even when my flowers have all finished blooming outside. Thanks.

Kay said...

I already like you on Facebook & follow your blog. I always love the applique that you do & would like to get as much done as you do.

Betsy said...

Such a cute table topper! I love the pattern.

anna brown said...

Ty for your idea on the black eyed susan...loved your colors too.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Kathy E. said...

I love, love, LOVE your mini quilt! It is just my style and adding the applique makes it perfect. You have inspired me to do something like that! I would be so happy to win a Jillily gift...I know it would be fabulous. Have a wonderful day!

Emily said...

Such cute flowers! I like it! I read some previous posts and I LOVE that panel print from your upcoming Bicycles and Blooms collection! I will keep my eye out for that one!

Betsy said...

I love the quilting on your quilt. I was wondering when the pattern was being released when I saw fall. Sounds good

Leslie said...

I always love your designs. Looking forward to that new pattern.

teachpany said...

Totally adorable! I follow your blog and Facebook.

Quilting Momma said...

Love your little quilt! I follow you on Bloglovin! So excited to be included in your draw! Thank you kindly! Margo at : onlydiamonds [at] hotmail [dot] com

Laura said...

Pretty little quilt! I've never been to your blog before, but I'm going to add you to my bloglovin list.

Kathy H said...

I love your topper. Beautiful. I follow rough Google friends.

Michele T said...

Beautiful table topper... Can't wait for pattern!!! Thank you for such a generous giveaway😉

Michele T said...

I am following you via Bloglovin and FB!! Thanks for another chance!!

Judy1522 said...

That is a gorgeous table topper you have made. I am a follower through bloglovin.

Karen McMahon said...

I just love your table topper! I just signed up to follow your blog by e-mail.

JD said...

I follow your blog and I follow on Facebook. I love your applique. I just don't know how you get so much of it done. I am so slow. Your fabric is beautiful also.

wendy said...

Very pretty! Would love to see it made as a table or a bed runner. Thanks!

Susan L. said...

I love your topper! Can't wait for the pattern to come out!

Susan L. said...

I follow your blog, & on Facebook.

lindawwww said...

Black-eyed Susan is lovely. The bright colours work perfectly with the pattern.

lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. I am an email follower

Candi said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Love all the colors and the way you used them. Thank you for letting me inter:)

Emily C said...

Awesome quilt. I love applique.

Janarama said...

Love your table runner ... so very colorful! I follow you via Google Friends Connect and Facebook. Thank you for the chance to win a fabulous giveaway.

Sheila said...

My favorite quilt shop is Sunflower Quilt Shop in Hiawatha, Kansas. But I would love to win this prize from any shop! Thank you for the opportunity!
Sheila
sfernkopf@yahoo.com

Connie Lawrence said...

That's a wonderful small quilt, love the colors.

Helen said...

Love your gorgeous bright mini-quilt.

Helen said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.

scottylover said...

Love your project! It makes me smile when I look at it. So happy to see you designing again!

Sandy A

PS...I follow your blog through Bloglovin and like you on Facebook!

Sarah said...

I LOVE your Black Eyed Susan! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway, and I follow your blog on bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

Laura said...

Love the colors in your latest table topper. Quilting is so effective! Confused about whether we are supposed to leave separate comments for subscribing to your newsletter and liking you on FB, and I do both. Such a wonderful thoughtful prize you've put together.

Rhonda Best said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the pattern and use of color. mtmom57@gmail.com
I follow you on facebook.

Mary Ann said...

I am a follower of your blog. Loving the cute table topper. Wonderful giveaway.

stichnRN said...

such a pretty quilt. those fabrics are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love tone on tones!!!
just started following your blog and already follow you on facebook!!!!!
have several of your patterns and the poke a dots!!!

Peggy said...

I now follow you on FB. Beautiful quilt!
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Béa said...

Wonderful quilt, I love !

Béa said...

I follow you :)

Janette Velardi said...

I love they way you use bold and bright colors. So refreshing and FUN!

Rae Reid said...

Your table topper is beautiful! I will be watching for the pattern. I follow through email. I don't have facebook, or I'd follow you there too :) My favorite quilt shop is Quilts Etc in Sandy, Utah. Thanks for the giveaway!

Paula said...

I absolutely love your project and I am not usually a lover of bright and bold fabric. Another project for my Bucket List! LOL

Lynn said...

Lovely...and thanks for the giveaway

Sandy said...

This is just the right size and cute for spring or summer.
Love the flowers.

Margaret said...

Hi Jill, I recieve your blog in my email. I ❤️ the new pattern you designed. What a beautiful way to show off those luscious fabrics.
mammich at comcast dot net

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower for sure ;-)
I love this happy little quilt!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Please let us know in your newsletter when Blackeye susan pattern is available. I follow you on Facebook and also get your e-mails. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Rachell said...

Well that's just beautiful! Love the combo of piecing and easy appliqué.
Following on Bloglovin and Facebook!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kristy said...

I'm a follower! Love your sweet mini, so cheery! :) Thanks for sharing and for the lovely giveaway!

Winter's Mama said...

Wow! Gorgeous quilt and awesome giveaway!

Rose Sabey said...

I love the table top quilt you made! Black eyed Susan's are one of my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win! rosesabeyatyahoodotcom

Gloria Cotten said...

I LOVE your quilt! WOW! Thanks for the opportunity to win something!

Julie Craven said...

I am loving the vines for the flowers. Great job.
Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful bundle.
jcraven1958@hotmail.com

anna brown said...

Very nice quilt and your so chipper ty for joining blog hop....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Joanna said...

I am following your blog and your facebook page. I love the design you shared; it's pretty and cheerful.

Helen L said...

Jill, I love this little table topper: it's so pretty and happy!!! For me it wouldn't be a 'quick' project though!! :-) It will be a fun pattern to get. :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Rita Lynn said...

Love your pattern. Thanks for the giveaway

Greta Honeycutt said...

Dabble and Stitch!

NancyL said...

LOVE your quilt and the quilting! Sure would love to be one of the winners!!

Cori said...

Your quilt is awesome, just found your blog! It is great.

Melody Lutz said...

Love your quilt design...very pretty!

smreusser said...

Love the black-eyed susan quilt. The quilting is is fantastic, it just makes the flowers pop!!

WPBMOMMY1 said...

Your quilting is beautiful! Beautiful table topper!

minibea12 said...

Such pretty flowers! Love your quilt!
GFC follower: nicolesender
Following you on facebook: Nicole Sender
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Pam said...

That is so cute! I love how you swirled the stems on the outside to make it look more 3D. Awesome ;)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful quilt, love the flowers!

MissPat said...

Love "Black-eyed Susans" and the colors are just gorgeous. I don't do much applique but this looks like it would be fun to try.

QuiltLaughLove said...

Love your topper! I'll be stalking your site for the pattern :)

Regena Hobert said...

I LOVE that project! It is so cute!

KaHolly said...

Superb! So Jillily!

amanda m said...

Beautiful! I love your use of appliqué. Subscribed and following on FB :)

Gill said...

Gorgeous quilt - I love it!!
Following you here and on facebook

anna brown said...

I got ya on facebook ty for ideas .....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Susan Van Kirk Beyer said...

The quilt is beautiful and it has a wonderful name!

Lynne Stucke said...

I'd love to win that bundle -- it would make a beautiful topper with your pattern!

Abbigail said...

Beautiful fabrics and I love that little quilt! It's beautiful!

I follow you on facebook.

Sarah W said...

Hey - I love Gloria Horn quilt shop in Pittsburgh PA. She works so hard to make her shop inviting, and constantly has fun classes and events. They would be great recipients of new fabric.

anna brown said...

Well here i am again i got you on facebook and again ty for joining blog hop.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Jen Barnard said...

I love your project, I've been looking for a pattern about that size with a little appliqué.
I follow your blog by email.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Diane Beavers said...

Hi Jill
I can't wait for Bicycles and Blooms. Love cycling and loving prodding around in the flower beds and am ecstatic when I have blooms!
Your runner is beautiful.
Enjoy your cake, have a piece for me:) Happy Birthday to you and JAFTEX.

Diane Beavers said...

Jill,
I'm following you now on Facebook.

Lee said...

You are an inspiration! Thank you so much!

Denise said...

Love that bright pattern, especially when we are heading into fall, and the brights sort of fade away to the richer tones. Thank you!

Pauline Perry said...

I love your Black Eyed Susan quilt - those bright fabrics are awesome. I signed up for your newsletter and I follow your Facebook page. Love your work.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Esther Grimes said...

I love your tabletopper. It's adorable!

Esther Grimes said...

I am now following you on bloglovin'.

Margaret said...

I love that table topper. The colors just pop Thanks for sharing it with us. I already follow you by email and facebook

Lori said...

your table topper is gorgeous
I now follow you on Quilting Lady 2 at Comcast dot net
I am now following Jilly on FB

Dawn said...

I love your table topper, thank you for sharing. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Teri Lynn said...

What a fun pattern. Would make a cute gift for just about anyone. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Rogowski said...

I love the applique with the quilt,this is one of the first quilts I spotted when I started looking at them on instgram (I am in no way very good with that though lol) I'd love to win some of your basket of goodies too :)

anna brown said...

Here i am again hope this day finds you well ..i cut out pot holdrtrsall day for the craft fair....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Christine Sullivan said...

What a gorgeous table topper or wall hanging. It far exceeds my skill level, but I would love a chance to win the prize pack.

Donna W said...

Your quilt is fantastic. Will be looking for your new pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

anna brown said...

Well here i am again loved your table topper.....i follow you on bloglovin......happyness04431@yahoo.com

Jennifer Janney said...

LOVE the black eyed susan quilt.!!

anna brown said...

I follow you on facebook and bloglovin.............I so love the colors in your table topper could look at them all day.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

Sooooo pretty, wish I wasnt so afraid of applique!!

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I'm now following you on Facebook and with Feedly!!

Rita Lynn said...

Your design is very attractive. I follow on bloglovin

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