Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop and a Giveaway

And the winners are of the giveaways, according to the random number generator, are Theresa here who likes Everbloom in Ivory and Light Blue and Wendy Christian over on Instagram!  Congratulations! Ladies, please send me your snail mail addresses.

Hi everyone,

Today is my day to post my project for the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop going on at Sew We Quilt.  We were asked to sew 1, 2, or 3 Valentine’s-themed paper-pieced blocks designed by Soma from Whims and Fancies.  Proceeds for these patterns go to charity and you can find out more about where to get them at Sew We Quilt.

Of course I had to use Topiary!   I decided to use the heart block since it was my favorite.  I wanted to use the X and O blocks too but in the border.  Since I was shrinking the size of these blocks I appliquéd them, rather than paper-pieced them.

I decided to quilt swirls in the background to contrast with the
straight quilting in the heart.
And I free motioned petals in white border blocks.
I debated about the corners and almost did them in the dark pink fabric,
but in the end I decided to fussy cut the “Arbor Walk” print to
showcase the smaller topiaries.

And now for the giveaway!  I’ll be giving away a copy of my block-of-the-month Under the Veranda, (which is pictured in Topiary on the cover), three patterns from my line, and a fat quarter of the “Gazebo” fabric in all three colors.

The giveaway prize…

To enter, hop on over to the Topiary page at Blend Fabrics and leave a comment below telling me what is your favorite Topiary print.  One comment per person please and let me know how to reach you if you are an anonymous.   For an additional chance to win go follow me on Instagram (AMANDAMURPHYDESIGN) and mark my picture of this project over there as a “favorite”.  So there will be an Instagram winner and a blog winner, okay?  Deadline is today, Tuesday the 18th, at midnight.

And be sure to check out all the other sites on the hop today!

Lady Lana

Lady Judy
Lady Shanna
Lady Kay

Thanks to Madame Samm and Soma for hosting this blog hop.  Happy quilting everyone.  Have a great week!
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139 thoughts on “Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop and a Giveaway

  1. I really like Orchard Blue in the Topiary line.

  2. Love the FABRIC you chose…and such good work stitching !!!!!!

  3. I like all of the prints in Topiary.

  4. I like the orchard blue in the topiary line.

  5. Your work is stunning, and the fabric is perfect!
    Gazebo blue is my favorite.

  6. How beautiful. I love what you did with the patterns, shrinking them down. My favorite pattern would be Everbloom in Ivory and Light Blue.

  7. I like the orchard blue! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. I like the orchard blue. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Beautiful quilt, so light, and the quilting…..
    I love your fabrics, but I really LOVE the green collection with the furniture, superbe!

  10. I really love your heart quilt…it is so beautiful!! I really like the X and O blocks in the boarder. My favorite is the Gazebo pattern in pink. Thank you for sharing!

  11. How can I pick a favorite fabric, they are all sew beautiful! Your quit is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Beautiful fabric and beautiful quilt!

  13. My favorite is Everbloom Green.
    I love your quilt made from a wonderful fabric
    Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop.

  14. I love how you used the patterns.. the wallhanging is very nice.

  15. Fabulous Amanda! the heart block is my favourite too!
    I like Gazebo in green

  16. My favourite is Gazebo Green, thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I clicked on each one to zoom in on the gorgeous detailing, and my favorite would have to be the Espalier Blue. I can imagine many different ways to use such a beautiful print.
    As always, your quilting is gorgeous on your heart!

  18. I love ALL of Topiary but choosing one print, it would be Gazebo Blue. Love the furniture print! Your designs are like no other, Amanda. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  19. I like arbor walk in light blue. The seats are a close second, which you matched up perfectly in your heart! 🙂

  20. Love them all, but Everbloom in green is a fave. Your quilt is sew perfect. Love the way you did the border.

  21. I love the Everblooming Ivory. Thanks!

  22. Very hard to choose just one design much less color! Gazebo blue and pink. Great collection!

  23. I just love the fabric line. My favorite is the Blue Gazeno. Hope to win!
    Iraelia Pernas

  24. Orchard blue is my favorite Amanda. Your quilt us darling!

  25. I love Your quilt,Amanda!!! Great quilting and Your Topiary fabrics collection is sooo beautiful!!!!!
    My fav are Gazebo Green,blue and pink,of course. I love fabrics like them.

  26. Everbloom Green is my favorite – thanks.

  27. really delicate piece Amanda…and with your new fabric…totally heartfelt

  28. Everbloom Light Blue is my favorite. Love your project!

  29. Very nice piece. Thanks for sharing.

  30. This is just gorgeous with those fabrics and your quilting…love it! Everbloom Green is quite lovely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!

  31. This is really cute. You did a beautiful job.

  32. All of them are just beautiful, but my favorite would have to be Everbloom in light blue.

  33. Beautiful quilt made with beautiful fabrics. Knot Garden Pink is my favorite but it was hard to select just one! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  34. I love the Arbor Walk print. Very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Your quilt is beautiful, and of course your fabrics are gorgeous! My favorite is "Knot Garden Blue." Thanks for generous giveaway.

  36. Great fabric choice for this quilt! Or, maybe, great quilt choice for this fabric. I like the way the corners are there but not in-your-face. I like the hint of stronger color in the inner borders. If gives unity but does not fracture the design. I think it is the inner green border that makes that transition for me.

  37. Looks lovely, so delicate, love it!

  38. Such a pretty, soft design with beautiful quilting. I love the Gazebo Green fabric best. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  39. I love your heart quilt…. great job! The fabric line is beautiful, but I think I'd choose the green to represent the coming of spring. Thanks so much!

  40. So hard to pick just one, but if I could only have one it would be Espalier Blue. Just love the little heart details.

  41. It was difficult to choose, but I'm going with Espalier Blue, because it incorporates not only colors I love, but hearts, which we all know, is the symbol of love. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win that wonderful giveaway!

  42. Such delicate colors/fabric you choose. Very pretty.

  43. Your mini is just beautiful , soft and feminine . My favorite would be the blue , such a lovely shade of blue.

  44. My favorite would be everbloom light. Such a pretty color and print.

  45. Espalier is my first favorite ,as they all are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Stunning!! Love your project!! The garden gate is my favourite fabric!!! What a pretty fabric line!!

  47. SEW lovely! =) They're all beautiful, but Orchard Pink is soooo appealing…ready for spring. =) Thank you for a chance to win.

  48. Hard to pick just one print as the colors of all of them are awesome. Thanks for the generous giveaway. Love your blog!

  49. Wow, what a gorgeous project! I really like the big heart in the center with the X's and O's in the border. Thanks for sharing!

  50. I loved all of the fabrics in this line, but Knot Garden Pink really appealed to me

  51. Everbloom Green is my favourite pick. Thanks for a chance.

  52. Lady Amanda, you ask the impossible. How can anyone just pick "one" design as their favorite? I did but it was hard to stop with just one or even to not say "all of them". You know I am so hooked on your designs!! I chose the simple and subtle but oh so dynamic Espalier Ivory. Thanks for a chance to win your generous giveaway!

  53. I can't decide between Everbloom in light blue and Gazebo in any of the colors as my favorite.

  54. I LOVE the project, especially the yellow color, and especially, especially the fabric! 🙂
    The quilting is fabulous too!

  55. A lovely piece,the fabrics were perfect for this hop. Orchid light pink would be my favorite.

  56. Oops, forgot to say I love all the fabrics, do I have to pick just one? OK, Espaliar in blue is my favorite. But really, I LOVE them all!

  57. How beautiful, Amanda! I love the quilting, too!

  58. Oh my Amanda – this is simply gorgeous! I love the quilting and the colors both. I can't wait to see Topiary in person, hopefully during my next visit at my LQS. I had a difficult time choosing a favorite but I think Everbloom in light blue. Such a sweet spring-like fabric. blessings, marlene

  59. I love the Everbloom Light Blue if I have to choose. I really like all of them You do such beautiful work and are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  60. wow! Love your heart block, and love all of the fabrics. If I had to pick, I would chose any of the pinks, and if I really had to pick, I would pick the knot pink. thank you for the chance

  61. That is such a pretty heart!
    I love Everbloom in Light Blue.

  62. i love the orchard pink. it was a hard choice, they are all beautiful. thank you for a really great giveaway

  63. The everblooming green is my favorite color way!

  64. Everbloom in all three colorways, but light blue is my favorite.

  65. Beautiful work and I really like the Orchard blue!

  66. really like Gazebo in Blue…. wonderful spring colors

  67. Oh I love the Espalier Blue. I think it's beautiful!

  68. Beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics and colors. It is difficult to pick a favorite in the Topiary line, but I will say Arbor Walk Light Blue. It looks like this is what you fussy cut for your cornerstone squares and they make a perfect end frame. Espalier Blue is a very close second and I love the Everbloom Ivory, too.
    Thank you for sharing … 🙂 Pat

  69. Love love love the fabric and the pattern. I am going to follow you for sure!

  70. I couldn't pick just one so Everbloom in Light Blue and Orchard Pink. Pretty line.

  71. Arbor Blue and then Gazebo Pink. I love love love them all.

  72. Oh gosh Amanda, how to choose just 1? As always, your work is just beautiful.
    I suppose you asked, so I would have to say my favorite might be Everbloom Green. It's a great color and design that would fit with so many projects.

  73. I love the everbloom line the best although it was difficult. they are all gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing

  74. Your quilt is gorgeous!!! I love how you used the heart as the focal point with hugs and kisses around the quilt. Your machine quilting is really beautiful, it accentuates the beauty of your quilt, and the colors are very romantic. Great job 🙂

  75. Your project is amazing, especially the quilting! My favorite topiary print is Espalier in ivory; the whole line is lovely!

  76. Very pretty…love the touch of applique, and with the quilting you did, it really brings it all together. This quilt really shows off the topiary fabric nicely too. Love it!

  77. I like the one with the turquoise chairs and couches.
    Your heart quilt is lovely. You are so deserving for being in the top two today. Great Job.

  78. Love your quilt and love all of the fabrics. If I have to choose just one, I guess Orchard blue. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  79. I like any of the pink fabrics. Such an unusual color.

  80. Everbloom–all three colors is my favorite.

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  81. My favorites are the aqua, green, and coral combinations.

  82. Oh what a gorgeous mini! I love Gazebo in Blue – these fabrics are so fresh and happy!

  83. While my favorite color is yellow, I really like the designs in Gazebo blue. Also that dresden table topper is lovely perhaps because it shows off all the fabrics so nicely.

  84. Everything about this piece is gorgeous. Love the fabric and the quilting! I love the Gazebo pink fabric.

  85. Your little quilt is really stunning. I love everything about it … the design, the fabric and the quilting. My favorite print in your Topiary line is Everbloom Green.


  87. What a beautiful project! I love the x's and o's in the border 🙂 favorite print: Espalier Blue

  88. Your fabric works so well in the heart and the corner stones, Lovely overall work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  89. Your project is adorable. I love the fabrics you choose for it. I like all the fabrics..guess blue is the one I would choose.

  90. Well they are all such fun prints it was hard to choose just one! That said, Everbloom in Light Blue really caught my eye. Thanks for the fun!

  91. Love your heart quilt. The colors are so pretty put together like that. If I have to pick one color, they are all so pretty, I pick Orchard Light Pink.

  92. How Lovely this fabric and design utilizes the Heart, X and O without screaming Valentine's! I am new to your blog and will be visiting often even though I don't quilt. Thank you sew very much for Hopping…

  93. I forgot to tell you I adore your fabric Everbloom Light Blue. Thank you.

  94. I love Knot Garden Pink

  95. The everbloom green most definitely. Great way to showcase the fabrics in your quilt.

  96. I think the pink gazebos are actually my favorite. Your quilt is adorable! You are smart to appliqué those little pieces. I probably wouldn't have thought of that. 🙂

  97. Topiary is another beautiful fabric line…colors so soft and delicate. Luv your heart quilt and the Everbloom light blue is my favourite Topiary fabric…an awesome color and blender fabric. Have a wonderful week…happy stitching! Thanks for the chance…Pauline

  98. It's hard to pick one favourite as they are all gorgeous. As I have to say one, I'll say Espalier Blue. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  99. I love the heart in the middle and appliqued hugs and kisses are a perfect compliment. The quilting is so beautiful too. Love it!!

    Thank you for joining the blog hop!

  100. Gazebo pink, followed closely by Espalier blue! Love your designs!

  101. my favorite is Everbloom Ivory.

  102. All so pretty but I have to say I just love Gazebo Blue!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway:)

  103. This quilt is so cute and your quilting so beautiful.
    Wonderful x-o-♥ work!
    Thanks for sharing.

  104. Oh I need to win this!! lol I love your piece Amanda. It is just so soft; and the quilting is gorgeous

  105. What a gorgeous mini quilt! I love the quilting, the colors, and the fussy cut corners! You can use this in spring and summer, too!


  106. the HEARTS..I love the hearts. and I love the colors! Great Job. So excited to see all the new patterns you come up with!

  107. Love love this and your collection is beautiful. I love the Espalier in Ivory ( I am sure I spelled that incorrectly) and Gazebo Green and Pink! I would love to win your patterns and fabrics! Thank you for the opportunity and for sharing!
    xo jan

  108. Amanda … that is a tough choice!! I will have to choose Arbor Walk Light Blue only because you're making me choose but then I'd add the Orchard Blue as a close second, and if I purchased those two, I'd want a bit of each in your collection 🙂 … Beautiful work as always!! Thank you so much for this chance at your wonderful patterns!!

  109. I love Knot Garden in Blue! very hard to choose! thanks!

  110. Love ALL the fabrics in this line…Beautiful!!! Am choosin Gazebo Blue print a Most favorite…

    Love your Quilt too!!! 🙂

  111. Definitely Gazebo Green! 🙂

  112. I like the Gazebo Blue furniture.

  113. I like Arbor Walk Light blue.

  114. Gorgeous! I love it in the Topiary fabrics! My favourite print is Arbor Walk Light Blue.

  115. Oh wow! Your wallhanging is beautiful – wonderful fabric, great design, beautiful quilting! It's refreshing to see a Valentine themed quilt in these soft colors. I love the Everbloom green print. It's so delightfully springy! Thanks so much for sharing!

  116. I love the Everblooming in green

  117. Love these fabrics, especially Gazebo Pink and Arbor Walk Light Pink.

    I love pinks! 🙂
    Sandy A

  118. Amanda, your quilt is just amazing!! I love the fabrics and the quilting is unbelievable! 🙂

  119. The topiary line is beautiful, it's hard to pick a favorite but if I have to I pick Orchard Pink.

  120. My favorite print is-
    Knot Garden Blue

  121. If I had to pick just one, it would be Gazebo pink. All of the prints in Topiary are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your little quilt and for the giveaway.

  122. I really like Espalier Blue. thanks for the chance.
    Your project is just gorgeous!

  123. I really like the Knot Garden Pink fabric.
    Kathy Davis

  124. Actually they are gorgeous, but love the Garden Pink is my favorite! Lovely giveaway…thanks!

  125. Hi Amanda, thanks for sharing your beautiful wall hanging and I love the fabric.

  126. Everbloom in Green is my favorite. Sometimes it's really hard to find a pretty green like this one.

  127. I like all of the Orchard colors. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  128. I love Your quilt Amanda!!!
    Great quilting and Your Topiary fabrics collection is so stunning!!!!!
    My favorite are Gazebo Green!
    But must say I love them all.
    Vivianne in Sweden

  129. I like them all but Orchard Blue is very nice. Thanks for the chance to win.

  130. Espalier blue is beautiful!

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  131. my favorite has to be Arbor Walk Light Blue! All of them are beautiful tho!

    pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

  132. Oh, Amanda, I just love what you do. This little quilt is adorable. The heart is my favorite of the 3 designs so, of course, you had me there already! I think the multiple borders do make a real statement and add so much class. Your quilting is wonderful. My favorite fabric in the Topiary line is "Espalier Blue" though "Arbor Walk Light Blue" is a close second. Thanks for a chance to win.

  133. Orchard blue is great!

  134. Love all the FMQ you have going on there!

  135. Lovely table topper. I love all the prints in Topiary but Espalier Blue and the Everbloom Ivory prints are my faves. Thanks for sharing.

  136. I like the Everbloom Green topiary print.

  137. I like gazebo pink. Thanks for the givewaway!

  138. Love orchard blue! Love them all, though!

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