Thursday, December 22, 2016

Curious Dream Blog Hop


I'm a huge believer in mixing things up when it comes to fabric. Sure, there are times when I enjoy using a collection all by itself, but something magical happens when you start pulling prints from different designers and themes. So I was thrilled when the lovely people at Windham Fabrics not only invited me to be on the blog tour for my friend Angela's new Curious Dream fabric, but also encouraged me to choose a few of their other current collections to use in my project. I was so excited to see what the results would be!


When Curious Dream, Good Hair Day, and Maribel arrived at my door, I was surprised by how well they played together. The colors blend beautifully, and I love that each collection has a good number of lighter prints to balance out the more saturated tones. I decided to stick with a very simple quilt design: half square triangles pairing a rainbow of colors with low volume prints. I even tossed in a few triangles of solid white and cream muslin to balance things out. 


The quilt finishes at about 55" square, backed in a wide print that I had on hand. I quilted 1/4" on either side of every seam. For the scrappy binding, I used strips of several gray prints from the collections, making a neutral frame for the colorful quilt top.

I'm absolutely delighted with this quilt. The simplicity of the design gives it an almost old fashioned look to me, though it's filled with beautifully modern prints. Curious Dream has so many great blenders in it, and it makes a wonderful addition to my stash. I have to add that Good Hair Day & Maribel are perfectly charming as well. I'm so grateful to Windham for giving me the chance to play with these gorgeous collections!


There are some darling projects on the Curious Dream tour. Be sure to check out all the other stops!

Monday, December 12th – Windham Fabrics
Tuesday , December 13th – Kelly Bowser –Kelby Sews 
Wednesday, December 14th – Brooke Sellmann- Silly Mama Quilts 
Thursday, December 15th – Wendy Sheppard –Ivory Spring
Friday, December 16th – Rebecca Bryan – Bryan House Quilts  
Saturday, December 17th –  Chris Dodsley- Made by ChrissieD
Sunday December 18th – Aurifil
Monday, December 19th-  Jennie-  Clover & Violet 
Tuesday, December 20th – Stephanie Kendron – Modern Sewciety  
Wednesday, December 21st – Joanne from  The Fat Quarter Gypsy
Thursday, December 22nd – Heidi Staples – here!
Friday, December 23rd – Round up post at Windham Fabrics

Leave a comment on this post to win a fat quarter bundle of the Curious Dream collection. The giveaway will be open from now until 8PM tomorrow night. International entries are welcome, and if you’re a “no reply” or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!
Happy sewing!


**This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Sarah!**

116 comments:

  1. Darling quilt! I like mixing collections a bit too...

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  2. Love this quilt. I really need to quit over thinking my quilts. I tend to get bogged down and don't finish. 😊
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  3. curious Dream is a great name for a fabric line! Eautiful quilt Heidi.

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  4. Beautiful quilt. Very striking with a simple block. The fabric gets to shine

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  5. I had no idea Angela had designed her own line of fabric! (I first knew her through Doll quilt swaps on Flick'r! I remember her adorable mini with a girl dreaming!!) It is a very sweet range and I love how you have used it in your quilt! Now I need to check out the other makes on this blog hop! Thanks for the chance to win some of this fabric!

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  6. Beautiful quilt I love HST. Jmikebalou(at) aol(dot) com

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  7. Lovely HST quilt showing off the beautiful fabrics used.

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  8. what a beautiful quilt Heidi. I love how you mix and match fabrics :-)

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  9. I love this quilt, and how you arranged the colours of the blocks! Beautiful!!

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  10. Love your quilt!! An HST quilt is on my to sew list forever...

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the fabrics and the simplicity of the design. It shows off the fabrics beautifully!

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  12. How beautiful - I am not so good at mixing different fabric lines! thank you and have a great holiday!

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  13. Your rainbow is beautiful!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  14. So pretty! This collection looks like it plays well with others.

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  15. Your quilt is gorgeous! I'm all for simplicity since it can give some amazing results. Plus, this is actually a quilt I can finish myself!

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  16. I love the quilt. Sometimes the simple design is the best.

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  17. You are SO good at selecting fabric! Boy, I love HST's. I really like the size and scale of yours. Did you use 8" squares?

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  18. Wonderful quilt and the fabric is so pretty. Thanks for the give away.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  19. I really like the idea of mixing solids in with the low volume fabrics. Thank you!

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  20. Lovely quilt, great colors. Thank you.
    Theboysmom@nc.rr.com

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  21. Your quilt is gorgeous... I love its simplicity because all the colours and prints in this collection pop!! You have a great variety of low volume fabric too!!

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  22. I love how your quilt did end up. Lovely!

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  23. Please, count me in too...
    Thanks for the chance,
    Edit from Hungary

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  24. Love your quilt, I'm into simple today also. It's also fun to mix up fabric lines!

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  25. I love the simplicity of your quilt. It really shows off the prints.susansewsstuff@gmail.com

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  26. Love the Curious Dream Collection. Your quilt turned out fabulous, I have a hard time combining colors and collections (especially picking out fabrics online). Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  27. Gorgeous quilt! You have such a great eye for pairing up fabrics.

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  28. I love the name of the line. The colors are very comforting. I would love to win the bundle and see where my dreams take me. So enjoy your newsletter & blog. Merry Christmas.

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  29. Love your quilt and thanks for a chance to win some lovely fabric!!

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  30. I love all these fabrics together! What a sweet and simple, yet amazing quilt!

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  31. I love the quilt and the fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win. Love reading your newsletter and wishing you a wonderful christmas.
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  32. Beautiful! HSTs was a wonderful choice to show off those prints!

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  33. Love your quilt and the beautiful fabric.

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  34. The large hst really show off the fabrics well. Beautiful quilt.

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  35. Just lovely! Beautiful fabric showcased in a stunning quilt.

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  36. I love your handsome model for this snuggly quilt!

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  37. Beautiful quilt! And thank you for an awesome giveaway ��

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  38. I like the way you laid out the colors on your quilt--very fun! Thanks for the chance!

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  39. Gorgeous quilt in those big triangles.

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  40. I'm a sucker for HSTs, so simple...yet showcases the gorgeous fabrics. lutzcats at yahoo dot com

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  41. I am absolutely in love with this quilt!! Do you mind sharing what size your blocks are? Gotta love those big half square triangles.

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  42. Thanks for sharing the way you combined fabric lines. Where I live, I never see a whole fabric line and I am always combining new with old. It really is a thrill to see myriad fabrics playing together well.

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  43. I'm crushing hard on simple HST quilts right now, and this one with the rainbow setting is beautiful, Heidi! The colors all play together so nicely : )

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  44. Beautiful quilt!!! I love the look of the HST with the bright fabrics and low volume prints.

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  45. What a happy quilt and the fabrics are so cute. Thanks!

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  46. Beautiful collection!! And I love the simple quilts, my most favorite!!! Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!!

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  47. What a lovely quilt! So pretty with the Curious Dream fabric!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  48. I absolutely LOVE this quilt, it using several collections and how it pops with color. Beautiful!

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  49. Often simple is the best. Your quilt is beautiful!

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  50. Love your bright quilt, I have been doing love your bright quilt! I just made a half square triangle pillow. Might have to try something bigger!

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  51. Love the simplicity of the quilt and that it lets the fabrics shine.

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  52. Beautiful...for me the more prints the better

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  53. NICE FABRIC COLLECTION! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  54. Beautiful quilt and
    I love how you used
    all those colors!
    Merry Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

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  55. This quilt is everything, so much rainbow happiness!

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  56. I love the quilt and I also have many curious dreams.

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  57. That is so simple and perfect.

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  58. Curious Dream is a delightful fabric line and thank you so much for the opportunity to win a bundle! The quilt you made is really cute. It never ceases to amaze me how even the simplest designs really pop with good contrast and fun fabric designs.

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  59. I love a good HST quilt!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  60. Love your quilt! Would love to win the fabric bundle! :)

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  61. What a sweet quilt--love the colors you used! And the quilt looks especially wonderful wrapped around that cutie of yours :)

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  62. I love HST quilts and your is especially awesome made with Curious Dream. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  63. absolutely smitten with this quilt, love the simple design that comes together so well!

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  64. that quilt is fantastic! I'm in love with how those fabrics mixed together!

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  65. This quilt is so pretty and fun! I really love it, the fabrics work really well together 😊

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  66. I love the happy colors in this collection!

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  67. This is just so elegant and cute on your swing. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  68. I love it when fabric lines work well together. Terrific and simple quilt.

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  69. Thanks for the great giveaway of these wonderful fabrics..

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  70. Oh my gosh!!!! I Love Love LOOOOOOVE your quilt!! Simple but soooo GORGEOUS!! Beautiful job!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS! :)

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  71. I love the simplicity of your quilt (someone else does as well) ;) Thank you for the inspiration! janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. I love your quilt, and such a sweet model you have! Thanks for sharing the great giveaway.

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  73. Love the large HST blocks. What an adorable quilt Heidi!

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  74. Your quilt is positively joyful! These fabrics play together so well, and you have really showcased them. Thanks for sharing!

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  75. The design of your quilt may be simple but it's very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  76. I love your color/pattern combinations! It is so clean and appealing to my eye and very beautiful!
    3dears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  77. I love simple designs, especially when the fabrics are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. HSTs are my favorite! Love this.

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  79. Love the colors of this fabric collection-thank you, Susan

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  80. Oh its so lovely! The simple pattern allows for the fabrics to shine.

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  81. Your young model looks happily snug and warm wrapped in a rainbow, as would the little girl inside all of us!

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  82. I love how your quilt turned out! Beautiful mixture of fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Love your quilt. Merry Christmas.

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  84. I have fallen in love with this fabric bundle and the way that it does blend so spectacularly with so many of Windham Fabrics other lines of fabrics. Your quilt is gorgeous! I have really fallen in love with half square triangles this past year; after being shown a couple of ways to make them, I keep looking for patterns that use them now. LOL. Plus, using the larger HST's and the variety of backgrounds it does make it look old fashioned. Really beautiful. Thank you for sharing and the fabulous opportunity to win a bundle! brend_ack(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. It is a beautiful quilt! Can't go wrong with HSTs. Lovely colours in this fabric line too. annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  86. The quilt is so pretty! I love those prints.

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  87. Great colors and a perfect pattern to showcase them!

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  88. I am always impressed when people can confidently mix up fabrics from collections. I wish I could do that! I tend to be a purist and keep them together. I do love this collection and would be so happy to create with Curious Dream!

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  89. I adore your quilt. Simple design but it just really stands out! I love it. Thanks for the chance to win this bundle; and have a wonderful holiday!

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  90. I just made a comment above, so don't count this one as an entry for the giveaway. Just wanted to say I made your Pixie Basket today, and have two more cut out to finish tomorrow. They are so adorable, and are being given as gifts. Thanks so much for the wonderful sweet pattern!

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  91. Love your quilt! I think it would be great for a beginner too!

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  92. This darling fabric has me dreaming of quilts--the colors, the designs, combined withe the theme itself are so inspiring!

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  93. Beautiful quilt and the little girl tells the story. I love that you were able to pull fabrics from your stash. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. So much fun with these colors and the HST.
    Looks like you had fun.

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  95. I absolutely love this quilt. Jmikebalou (at) aol(dot)com

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  96. Beautiful quilt! Love the simplicity.

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  97. Love the name of the collection ,Curious Dream,and the quilt is just beautiful,Love your combo.

    Wishing you a bright and merry Christmas!

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  98. Nice quilt! Playing with colors and themes is always exciting!

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  99. I love the way the large HST blocks allow the fabrics to shine!

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  101. Cute quilt! I love the extra dash of Color on your low volume prints. Thanks for sharing your blog

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