Thursday, November 6, 2014

Optical Illusion Blog Hop


Hello everyone! We're talking about a brand new book filled with exciting quilt designs from nine modern quilters called Optical Illusions. They took on the challenge to design a quilt with a strong optical illusion that is distinctively modern, and the results are pretty incredible. 

Today, we're showcasing Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting's Old Dutch quilt from the book. Melissa started quilting about 10 years ago, and for the past few years, her hobby turned into a passion. She's a regular contributor on the Jolly Jabber, joining our blog hops, and sharing her wonderful creations with our patterns! 

Her block, Old Dutch was inspired by a field of windmills. How gorgeous is this?


The spiral quilting just adds to the optical illusion.


Here's a little peek of other quilts in the book and head on over to My Stars Quilts to see more. 


To celebrate this new book, we are giving away the Naptime Bella Solids Fat Quarter Bundle! This bundle is an exclusive Bella Solids bundle at our shop and  a great way to start any project in this book. To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is let us know which of the nine authors are you most excited to learn from in the comments section. The winner will be announced on November 18th, 2014. 

And the winner is.... Jamie Lee Cooley

Thank you so much for joining us and tune in next time for more fun on the Jolly Jabber! 

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The Slow Quilter said...

I love the 3D Diamonds by Jenifer Dick it a great work of art. Thank you for the chance to win.

Jasmine said...

I loved reading from Angela Walters about quilting enhancing the optical illusions. Thanks!

Rebecca Herron said...

I have enjoyed watching Angela Walters come to front screen with her wonderful quilting techniques. How exciting.

Pam said...

they all re awesome but love Jennifer dick quilt

Louise said...

I'm always excited to learn from Jacquie Gering. I love her style!

Mary Ellen Kinkel said...

Although a long time quilter, I am new to the modern quilt genre and am anxious to learn from them all!

Chiska said...

I love this book. I'm most excited about Jennifer Dick. I really love them all though. I'm also excited to read what Angela Waters has to say.

Adrienne said...

Penny Layman!

Beth said...

Melissa Corry is new to me.

Katie said...

I am excited for all of them but I know that Melissa Corry writes patterns that are great and easy to follow and I love her design in this book

Cat Lady said...

I always enjoy learning more about Angela Walters and how she decides to quilt something. But I am also discovering new designers that I want to follow while on this hop.

Renee said...

I'm not familiar with any of the authors, but I love that retake on the Storm at Sea! So whoever made that is the one I am most interested in :-)

Elizabeth said...

Don't make me pick just one!! Okay, okay - Jenifer Dick has done a fabulous job, and I'd like to use my own color palette on her quilt design.

Thanks!
Liz
boltonia55@yahoo.com

Robynn said...

What a great book. I would be interested in learning from all of them.

Linda said...

I would love to learn more about Deb Rowden. I have not heard her name that often.

Monica said...

Melissa Corry

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I follow Melissa over at Happy Quilting and always enjoy what she has to share.

Andrea York said...

Most of these names are new to me so I'd enjoy reading about all of them but I like the Dutch Windmills pattern the best!

Anita said...

I want to learn from them all!

Gill said...

I love Penny's Blurred quilt!

Mary Jane Link said...

I would really enjoy learning from Melissa Corry, I am an avid reader of her blog. This looks like a terrific book and is bringing me over to modern quilting !

Linda B said...

I love the Melissa Corry quilt. I love the idea of seeing one thing and watching it turn into something else.

Ginny Worden said...

I think it would be Deb Rowden, but I am pretty sure I could learn something from all the contributors.

Kristy said...

I don't know that I have a favorite, probably because I don't know any of these quilters yet, but I plan to add each of them to my blog feed! I love the look of these quilts!

Marti Taylor said...

Melissa Corry for sure.

lalaluu said...

I want to learn all about angles from Katie Larsen! Love her Curvilinear quilt!

Myra said...

Katie Larson! She's new to me.

Cherise Towrr said...

I really enjoy Angela Waters quilting and her books so I'd like to hear more from her. Those quilts are amazing!

Celeste Delostrinos said...

It would be great to learn from them all, but Melissa Corry is my favorite.

Mary said...

Melissa Corry

Karin said...

I'm not familiar with any of the designers so I'll say all of them!

Mary said...

I'd love to learn from Melissa Corry. I've followed her blog for a while now and love her quilts.

Vicki H said...

I love Melissa Corry's work.

Linda said...

HI,I follow Melissa-Happy Quilting
blog+love her designs! Thanks FQS for sharing a great giveaway!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Mom C said...

I learn and am amazed at Melissa's creativity daily. She is absolutely the best DIL (along with my other 5 DILs and daughters) I could ever dream of. And she is a great wife and mother! THanks.

Barb said...

I am loving looking at these quilts, thanks for the give away, too!

LeAnne said...

Melissa Corry is the only designer I've heard of, but I'm liking the quilts I've seen so far in the hop.

Lynne Tilley said...

I love Melissa Corry and read her blog regularly, as well as adore her quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I love Melissa Corey as she was one of the first websites I found when I started my quilting journey.

Michele T said...

Some of these designers are new to me and I am not familiar with them; while there are a couple that I recognize their names but do not know them well, so it will be interesting to learn more about each!! Thanks!!

Sheryl said...

I'm always a fan of Melissa ' s patterns

delaineelliott said...

All of the quilts are spectacular, but I love Melissa Corry's work. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I've actually never heard of the other authors besides Melissa Corry. I've used quite a few of her tutorials and done one of her quilt slings and I've never been disappointed. She always has great instructions! I would like to read Angela Walters's introduction too!

Santee Bobbie said...

I love the Old Dutch so I'm saying Melissa Cory.
Modern is a new view for me so I'm enjoying looking atall of their blogs. Thanks for the give a way. rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandy said...

I would love to make Melissa's quilt first--- and hope to purchase the book soon! thanks!

LindaS said...

I love following Melissa Corry's blog. I am loving this blog hop so far and finding new blogs is always a good thing. Thanks for the chance!
dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

Jill said...

I love Jaime David's quilt, as well as the one Jennifer Dick made, so I'm very excited about learning from them. And of course, Angela Walters!!!!

Sigi G said...

I would be excited to hear more from Melissa Corry. Love her Blog!

Farm Quilter said...

As a longarm quilter who wants to make every quilt in this book, I am super interested to see what Angela Walters has to say about the quilting of them!

Judy said...

Since this Old Dutch quilt is something I would make, I would like to read more about Melissa Corry. Thank you
jlblvn at gmail dot com

diane said...

Katie Larsen -love that quilt!

Janie said...

All of the quilts are simply stunning. I could learn a thing or two from Melissa Corey. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

Judith said...

Katie Larson's quilt is the epitome of quilting optical illusions. I'm really looking forward to her day. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan said...

I would like to learn from all of them. Angela Walters, Melissa Corry, & Jennifer Dick to start with.

Quilter Kathy said...

I only know Melissa from this list, so I'm really excited to see what she is up to. I have never sewn with solids, that this pile is very intriguing!

Christine M said...

Melissa is the only one familiar to me so it will be nice to find out about the others.

Lisa Marie said...

I don't think I could pick just one of the authors as a "favorite". The thing I like about books with several authors is the variety of projects and perspectives. So inspiring!

Bec said...

I love Melissa Cory's quilt!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I'm interested to hear what Angela Walters has to say about quilting these to keep from detracting from the visual illusion!

Rachel @ Quiltineering said...

Do we have to pick just one?? Even though I'm excited about seeing all of the quilts, I'm most excited to learn more about Melissa.

Barbara Beyun said...

I love Jacqui Gering- I took a Craftsy class of hers and she's delightful to learn from.

Kitten said...

I've always done traditional quilting, so I want to learn from ALL of these wonderful modern quilters.
Debbie
===^..^===

KathleenD said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Melissa Corry's & Jacquie Gering's contributions to this awesome "Optical Illusions..." modern quilting book. I've learned a lot from both of them already.
Thanks for this giveaway opportunity! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

DonnaM said...

Oh! I want to learn from them all. They are so talented and creative.

67ae6f8a-65f9-11e4-8287-dfb41fda2e6e said...

I follow blogs of a few of the quilters here, and I love Angela Walters. I love several of the quilts, but I am really am attracted to the water ripple one....Jessica Toye I think

Jessica Jo said...

I'm biased toward Melissa Corry because she is the first person to really get me to want to quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Aura by Jamie David looks awesome. What a very cool book. Thanks!

Lisa said...

Melissa Corry! What a book, I would love to make several of the quilts in this one!

dorothy said...

I think Katie Larson, because her quilt ... Curvilinear is amazing.

Donna W said...

It would have to be Melissa Corey from Happy Quilting.

Lisa E said...

I didn't know all of the authors, but the book sounds like it has a great lineup. I would pick Jenifer Dick!

annmarie said...

I think Melissa Corry is the sweetest! Her quilts are always spot on....

Sewgirl said...

Well Melissa Corry of course! Here quilts are well thought out, great colors and great quilting.

Sharrieboberry said...

Melissa Corry!

Lu said...

Love the creativity of Melissa Correy. She makes amazing quilts!

shayne said...

All of them!! What an exciting book!

Peggy said...

I love Melissa's quilts - she is so creative.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Dorothy said...

I already know I love Melissa's quilts, but am excited to learn from the others too.

Karen said...

I'm really excited about Angela Walters. Quilting makes the project go from 2-D to 3-D.

tamidug said...

Definitely Angela Walters, thank you for the chance to win!

Tami

tamiquilts at att dot net

Joyce Carter said...

I follow Melissa's blog and always enjoy learning things from her, but I am also interested in learning from Angela Walters. Thank you for the giveaway.

Allison C said...

I would love to learn about Angela's quilt

Diane Beavers said...

Penny Layman.
She rocks at paper piecing too:)
The Naptime Bundle is so soothing, like rainbow sherbet.
The opportunity is so appreciated.

Stephanie DeAgostini said...

Angela Walters - for sure!!! I literally drool every time I see one of her creations!
stephdeagostini@gmail.com

Veronika said...

What a lovely bundle! Honestly I am too new to quilting to know any of these authors, so all of them!! What I've seen about this book is fantastic!

Tamie said...

I'm not familiar with any of them except Melissa. There is something to learn from each of them, I'm sure.

apple blossom said...

These quilts are so lovely thanks for sharing

Laura B said...

Katie Larson. Although all the quilts look great!

Paula said...

I really love the Old Dutch quilt, so I'd love to learn from Melissa Corry. Her color choices are great.

Diane said...

Jennifer Dick

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Love Dutch windmills and so many of the other quilts. So many talented designers out there. cdahlgren at live dot com

Jackie Thompson said...

Of the quilts that I have seen on the hop so far, I really like Melissa Corry's!

jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

Karen said...

I like the idea of Angela Walters discussing how the quilting can enhance the quilt. I am building up to quilting my own quilts. :-)

Kimberly said...

I love that Old Dutch quilt and I'd love to hear from them all!

Beth said...

Saying "all of them" would be taking the easy way out, wouldn't it? I'll say Jennifier Dick, having seen her amazing quilt for the first time today and being mesmerized by it.

Anonymous said...

I love Melissa Corry's Old Dutch quilt. I would love to learn more about her and see more of her quilts.
wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

GranChris said...

I don't know Deb Rowden, so can't wait to learn more about her.

Afton Warrick said...

I've been a follower of Melissa's blog, and am anxious to see her part in the book

Brenda LaValley said...

I look forward to learning from them ALL!
You can never get enough info and the learning never stops.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anna said...

I love Melissa's quilt - I want to make one soon!

Sue Gribble said...

Melissa Corry. I am amazed at her ability to produce such wonderful quilts and patchwork projects. Thanks for the giveaway.
suegribble at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

To be honest, none of the author's are familiar to me so I'm looking forward to finding out about all of them.

Lee said...

3D Diamonds by Jenifer Dick is my favorite!!

Carolin said...

Katie Larson!

annemarie said...

Melissa Corry would by my choice.

Janie said...

Melissa Corry her quilt is simply stunning. Thanks for the chance.

janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

Marlene said...

I pick All of them!

Linda said...

I would have to go with Melissa Corry.

ozone3 said...

Love the 3D Diamonds by Jenifer Dick.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sherry VF said...

I made a table runner based on one of Jenifer Dicks modern blocks and would love to know about her style. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Bonnie58 said...

I love seeing the new projects by Katie Larson. Thanks so much for sharing

Gina S. said...

I can't pick just one. I want to learn from all of them.

Patti said...

The quilt made by Jenifer Dick looks so interesting! I'd like to see more on how it was made.

Linda said...

Melissa Corry...I follow her blog.

Sylvia Anderson said...

That would be Melissa Corry, whose blog I have been following for some time now and thoroughly enjoy. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Jan said...

Melissa Cory's old Dutch quilt is really gorgeous, so I would pick her first, but I'd love to check out all the others. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

Dawn said...

I would say Jennifer Dick. (dawnm1993 at gmail dot com)

DG said...

I just love Melissa Corry!!!

allison pogany said...

Angela Walters and Melissa Corry would be my top choices!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

Camille Mendel said...

I'm interested in learning more about the modern technique so I'm interested in all of them. But I love Angela Waters as well. Thanks for the chance.
Camille@camillesquilting.com

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm interested in all of the designers, but especially appreciate any quilting tips from Angela Walters!

valerie boudier said...

Mary Kay Fosnacht - love the Tangerine Tumbler valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

Anita Gambrell said...

Katie Larson !

Kim said...

Any of them! Seems like an amazing group. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would like to learn more about author Jaime David!

cjmont said...

i love melissa corey's quilts and i love bella solids.

Patty Flynn said...

The book sounds great, but I really look forward to Angela Walters and the quilting she provides.

Tabitha Keener said...

I would love to learn from any of these authors but if I have to pick, I'll say Melissa Corry! Thanks so much!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Denise Cabral said...

The only name I recognize is Angela Waters, so I'd like to hear from any of the others.

Karen Thurn said...

I've been following Melissa Corry for some time now and enjoy learning from her but am interested in learning from the others as well. kthurn@bektel.com

Joan H. said...

I would love to know more about Mary Kay Fosnacht's designs.

Ramona said...

Most of the authors are new to me, so there's a lot of opportunity to learn something new. I follow Melissa Correy's blog and really enjoy how she takes the traditional and creates fun interesting quilts with a modern flavor.

Michele said...

The only name that is familiar to me is Melissa Corry, but I'm interested in learning more about all of these quilters.

Mystica said...

Melissa Corry's creativity appeals to me.

Tiffany said...

I always love hearing from Melissa Corry. She is so down to earth. But I'm not as familiar with most of the other authors, so it would be great to hear from one of them!

Quilting Tangent said...

Melissa Corry - like the pinwheels in her design. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Sandy D said...

I am a fan of Melissa Corey.There are quite a few names that I am not familiar with.

Terry said...

So many talented designers…I'd have to choose Melissa Corry since I really enjoy her style. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

I am Just One Mom said...

Melissa Corry!

quilter said...

I like Old Dutch, and the fabric is beautiful, thanks for the giveaway!
cork@pa.rr.com

Robin said...

I am not familiar with many of these quilters - so it would be fun to learn from all of them. Love the Melissa Cory quilt pictured!

Country Girl said...

Angela Walters. I love the Dutch Pinwheel quilt and the solids are gogeous!

Lisa Emery said...

Whoa! Hard to choose just one...but I think Trisch Price of Hadley Street has some amazing stuff out there!

Dixie said...

Melissa is very talented! mumbird3atgmail.com

crazy quilter said...

I would love to see Melissa Cory's contributions in this great new book. thanks for the chance to win. Happy Day!

Anita said...

I would have to say Melissa Corry because because I follow her blog. :)

Kelly Wilson said...

They all have so much to offer it is hard to choose just one. But I would pick Angela Walters - I find the actual quilting part of the process to be the most daunting. I need an expert! Thanks for sharing! notwendy gmail

GO STARS! said...

This looks like a great book. I'd love to learn more about Jaime Davis

KatieQ said...

Melissa Corry is one of my favorite designers/bloggers. She has such a great sense of color that I wish I could shadow her for a day to learn her secrets.

Brandy Pettit said...

I'm happy to learn from them all, especially because this kind of design is beyond me at the moment!
~Brandy

Farm Quilter said...

I love them all!! I need to make every quilt in this book!!!

OhioLori said...

Interested in them all...but Melissa Cory tops my List!! Awesome!! :)

Tinliz said...

Very interesting book. I am sure all of the designers are inspiring.jitney41@gmail.com

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I think Melissa Cory, but so hard to decide:)

Sherry Fram said...

Melissa Cory is someone I could learn from.

maggie said...

All are great, but love Melissa Cory.
Great designs, would be really "out of the box" for me, a challenge for sure.
cheers
maggie

Melissa Storm said...

I really like Melissa Corry's quilts and instructions. She makes it simple for amazing designs

Sandy said...

I still cherish wonderful optical illusions designs from the early b/w Quilters Newsletters. These new designs are inspiring me to get out the graph paper again. Thanks.

EllenB said...

Jennifer Dick's 3D Diamonds is wonderful. I'd love to see and learn more about her work.

Michele said...

Melissa Corry's quilt looks great!

Jeri Niksich said...

I don't know these authors YET but I am loving the Illusions quilts I've seen popping up everywhere, I really like the diamond shapes quilt.
Jeri oldtismeataoldotcom

carolann said...

Melissa Corry! carolann427@aol.com

quilt455 said...

Melissa Corry, I 5181just love her blog

Margaret said...

I would love to meet Penny Layman.

wendy said...

Melissa Corry, I love the Old Dutch block and would like to see more of her designs.

Beeshebags said...

I think I've only heard of one of the nine designers, so if notoriety is a winner, then Melissa Corry...but otherwise, all of them...coz ALL the quilts so far are just stunning.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs
Nomes

Nancy said...

I would say Melissa Corry,.

thanks for the giveaway

Cheryl said...

I would have to say Katie Larson.

Kathy E. said...

I am most interested in Penny Layman's designs. I've heard of her before and would love to see what her latest creations are!

Kathy said...

Who made the gray white and magenta quilt? That's the one I want to learn from! Thanks for the giveaway!

Janarama said...

Why pick just one when I can learn from every single one of them. Thank you for the chance to win.

Juels said...

Why, Melissa, of course!

Kimberly McConville said...

I am most looking forward to learning from each and every one!

SpindleWay said...

Not familiar with most if the signers but do love the Tangerine Tumbler quilt by Mary Kay Fosnacht.

Judy1522 said...

I follow Melissa Corry's blog and enjoy reading it so much. She has great tutorials and quilting videos that are easy to understand. I love quilts that have optical illusions in them and Melissa's as well as the others look amazing.

Skull said...

Definitely Tia Curtis ~

Crickets Corner said...

I am in love with Katie Larson's quilt so she is my choice.

Sarah said...

Katie Larson! sarah@forrussia.org

Helen L said...

I love learning from Melissa Corry: she is so nice and has some great quilt patterns!! Thanks for the chance to win such lovely solids!!

nicolesender said...

Mary Kay Fosnacht's quilt is a great example of modern traditionalism.

Wendy Booth-Boyd said...

I'd love to see more of the work of Tia Curtis..the geometry of the quilt top and the detail of her quilting...inspiring. Thanks

Dear Faye said...

Penny Lehman's quilt is a great example of an illusion.

Carrie P. said...

melissa corry

Becky said...

Penny Lehman is new to me so I would love to see more of her work.

arico2000 AT earthlink DOT net

Barb said...

I can't wait to read what Angela Walters says about optical illusion quilting techniques.

carla said...

Hi!!!! I love all of the quilts and designers!!!! Hard to choose just one!!!! I love the one by Melissa Cory!!!!

Michele said...

Melissa Corry!

Susan Ikin said...

I have so much to learn, so I think they will all have something for me.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! Although I'm not much into modern quilts, this looks very interesting. I especially love the Tangerine Tumbler, by Mary Kay Fosnacht. It reminds me of doing shaded drawings of buildings when I was studying Architecture in college. Thanks so much for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

MamaLovesFabric said...

Beautiful colors and designs. Would love to win.

Debi Horne said...

I especially like the Surf's Up quilt by Karen Hanson. Love the curves and the block style. I need to learn curves.

Thanks for the chance.

Jeneta said...

Hmmm...I know I'd love them all and would learn an enormous amount from each one. But I think I would love to hear from Katie Larson first!

aus_chick said...

I love the quilt by Mary Kay Fosnacht

Debbie K said...

I love Karen Hansens Day at the Beach!

celticwoman55 said...

What an interesting book. L just love all the quits and all the creativity! If only I could be so creative. Melissa Corey's style "speaks" to me for sure. sandybailey55@hotmail.com

lpnjam@aol.com said...

Since the intro is by Angela Walters I am hoping to see many of the quilts in the book quilted by her. She is such a gifted artist.

Audrey said...

The designer I am most excited to hear from is Melissa Corry. I always am drawn to her designs. I must admit that I am not familiar with most of the designers featured in the book so to find out more about each is wonderful. I do love Angela Walters' quilting and do know lots about her and her work. Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to enter a giveaway.

Erin McSweeney said...

Karen Hanson thanks for putting on these great giveaways.

lfhpueblo said...

Melissa Corry would be new to learn from.
lfhpueblo@msn.com

QuiltSue said...

I'd love to learn more about LA quilting, so the chpter by Angela Walters would be very interesting.

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