‘Gator Quilt Blog Hop- Me Again and a Giveaway!

Yes, it’s the last day of the blog hop… So sad! I’ve loved seeing what everyone has made with the ‘Gator quilt. It was such fun and is inspiring me to make another one!


Well, I did make another one, but this is actually my very first one! 


This was actually my original one. My first test. I just happened to make it while our Modern Quilt Guild was preparing for our Binary quilt show, meaning quilts with only 2 colors.  I made the large ‘gator block. Then I realized, hey! It’s only two colors, I could make this into a quilt for the Binary show. I was only using shades yellow and green. Perfect!


Then I realized I was out of yellow! So my quilt guild pal that took over my spot at the fabric shop was kind enough to bring me what I thought was the right yellow. But…… It wasn’t. At first, I was wondering how I was going to make it work. Then I started piecing some other blue greens and yellows in and it’s perfect! I love it!


I wish I had used some of the animal fabric from my other ‘gator quilt on the back of this one, but I was nervous about running out, so I didn’t! I love a fun pieced back!


I did make a few changes to the pattern after this. Mostly in the piecing, but also in the teeth! My very first tester suggested more teeth, so I made more! They are hard to see here, but there are only 3 white teeth. I do like them better with more, but you can alter the pattern for as many teeth as you’d like!


And for the giveaway! I’ll give away 2 patterns to 2 readers!  I know, usually you do that at the beginning of the blog hop… I had intended to do it with the testers pictures post I did on Friday. But if you follow me on Instagram, you know our pup was viciously attacked by a pit bull on our morning walk last week. And since then I’ve been a mess! So it took me a week to get the giveaway together! Ready?

Ready to WIN? You have Three ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1. Tell me what you’d make with the pattern! The whole quilt, a pillow, a bag? Leave one comment. (one entry)

2. My blog followers get an extra entry. Click on the links to the right to follow. Leave one comment. (one entry)

3. Follow I’m Feelin’ Crafty on Instagram. Leave one comment. (one entry)

That’s 3 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. Open to both US and International readers. The giveaway will close on June 25th at 5 p.m. PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

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June 10th- I’m Feelin’ Crafty

June 11th- A Quilter’s Table

June 13th- Marci Girl Designs

June 14th- I’m Feelin’ Crafty– showing off other Testers work!

June 15th- Made By Amanda Rose

June 16th- Wombat Quilts

June 17th- Wips and Tuts

June 18th- Shaffer Sisters

June 19th- Crafty Shenanigans

June 20th- I’m Feelin’ Crafty


  1. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the versions of the ‘gator quilt! Very fun patter, Louise!

  2. I’d like to make a quilt for my grandson with this pattern! I enjoyed this tour.

  3. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

  4. cdahlgren2013 says:

    I would make a twin sized quilt for my great nephew. He and his mom love Alligators. I love this pattern too, and think it would be a blast to make.

  5. cdahlgren2013 says:

    I follow you on bloglovin.

  6. cdahlgren2013 says:

    I follow you on Instagram too.

  7. I think I’d make ‘gator pillow

  8. I follow your blog on Bloglovin’

  9. duchick says:

    I follow I’m Feelin’ Crafty Blog on Bloglovin’!

  10. duchick says:

    I would use the Gator pattern to make a cute bed runner for a little guy.

  11. I follow you on Feedly 🙂 and Instagram. I would make a pillow for my grandson’s junglekelhu themed room

  12. I think I would use it to make a quilt for a little boy.

  13. I follow you with bloglovin

  14. I follow you on instagram

  15. This would make a great baby quilt !!

  16. Email follower !

  17. Rose Marie Andreozzi says:

    I follow by email! Yessewingis@yahoo.com

  18. Rose Marie Andreozzi says:

    I think I would make the gator in different sizes and do a quilt. Yessewingis@yahoo.com

  19. Thanks for letting me be a tester! I love the quilt and pattern 🙂 Great job – and well done to all the participants on your hop!

  20. i follow -karrie smith. ksmith8@emich.edu

  21. i follow on IG @karries3

  22. i would have to make it all! I love the snappy alligator 🙂

  23. Congrats on such a great pattern! I loved the hop with all the different versions! thanks!

  24. I follow with bloglovn!

  25. Lisa Marie says:

    I’d make the whole quilt to give to my son who lives in Louisiana where there are plenty of gators!

  26. I think it would make a cute pillow!!

  27. I would make a baby quilt.

  28. I follow you on Bloglovin.

  29. I am a new Instagram follower, and I am very excited about all the beagle pics.

  30. I would make a pillow for DH

  31. Natalie F says:

    I would make the whole quilt. Looks like fun and it’s adorable.

  32. I would make something (probably a quilt, but maybe a pillow) for my nephew.

  33. And I follow on bloglovin


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