Saturday, March 28, 2015

Gaggle of Geese Finish

In my last post, someone commented that surely this mini quilt was a gaggle of geese. For sure! I used this pattern from Fat Quarter Shop.
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My intention was to quilt many spirals on this quilt. They were not going well, and it was frankly too slow to make a spiral. So I stopped that, and I quilted radiating straight lines from the spiral. 
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I'm still not happy with the finished quilting, but it is done. And done is better than nothing. Right?
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I used Essex Linen in Flax for the background, Kona Cotton in Nightfall, and various Art Gallery prints.
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On the back, I used Athena and Wild & Free patterns by Art Gallery. I do love the backing of this. 

Each flying geese block measures 1" x 2", and my quilt finishes at 24" square (the pattern has extra sashing that I didn't add).

Don't forget, I have a giveaway going on now! The giveaway, sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop, is open through next Tuesday, March 31, 5 PM PDT.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A New Mini Quilt And A Giveaway

I have been busy this week with this sweet mini quilt...
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There are 160 flying geese there! It's a swarm of geese!

The Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a March Minis Challenge (play-on March Madness). They are challenging everyone to create and share their mini quilt projects with us ALL March long starting MARCH 9th – MARCH 31st on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #marchminis. Oh and they are having the SMALLEST GIVEAWAY ever too? Technically, the giveaway is not small at all, but it is filled with their favorite small things including patterns, notions, and precuts.

The wonderful people at the Fat Quarter Shop are also sponsoring a mini giveaway for my readers too. Woohoo! This giveaway is for two mini charm packs, one Daysail MINI Charm Pack by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics and one Color Theory MINI Charm Pack by V & Co. for Moda Fabrics.
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Just leave a comment below to be entered into the two mini charm packs giveaway. The giveaway will be open through next Tuesday, March 31, 5 PM PST. I will draw one random winner using a random number generator. Don't forget to leave a way that I can contact you in your comment. Good luck!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Hello Spring!

This week I have been busy making these flying geese, 160 of them, 1-inch by 2-inches. 
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They are for a mini quilt which is in celebration for the March Mini Madness at the Fat Quarter Shop. Now that I made the flying geese, the quilt assembly should go pretty quickly. This sale goes on through midnight tonight.
The Fat Quarter Shop is challenging everyone to create and share their mini quilt projects with us ALL March long starting MARCH 9th – MARCH 31st on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #marchminis. There is a small giveaway too...Technically, this giveaway is not small at all, but it’s just filled with their favorite small and mini things including patterns, notions, and precuts.

I have also been working on a new block pattern for the Accuquilt Block Contest. One of my favorite blocks to make on my Sudoku Quilt was the wagon wheel. I decided to modernize the wagon wheel a bit, and this is called the Gypsy Cogwheel Quilt...
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This can be made completely with Accuquilt dies! Easy Peasy! It uses a 1" strip die, 3" x 1-1/2" QST, 3" HST, 3" x 6" flying geese, 6" tumbler, 4-1/4" square on point, and the 6" HST. Here's a look at the 24" block...
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You can vote for the Gypsy Cogwheel block here.

I hope you are enjoying Spring!

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sudoku Quilt

Today I am over at the Moda Bake Shop sharing my latest quilt, Sudoku. It's a free pattern! 
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It was so much fun to work with Edyta Sitar's new batik line, Sticks and Stones. The fabrics in this line are vibrantly colored and blend perfectly with each other. I loved playing with them, and I believe the line will be released in April. They are wonderful Spring fabrics.
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Spring is definitely here in Northern California which makes for great picture taking!
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I free-motion-quilted this quilt with an all-over feathered flower. The center of the flower is a paisley with feathers around the paisley as the petals. I know it's hard to see, but I was really stoked how it turned out.
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So, go check out the free Sudoku pattern at the Moda Bake Shop! Enjoy!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Busy Sewing

I haven't been on the blog lately, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been busy at my sewing machine.
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I actually have been very busy, and I will share a new quilt very soon. I hope.

Also, Fat Quarter Shop just announced some NEW and EXCLUSIVE clubs that you need to check out...

Aurifil Thread Club

Solid Fat Quarter Club

Modern Fat Quarter Club

Reproduction Fat Quarter Club

I'm definitely thinking about the Modern Fat Quarter Club...hmmm. Oh, and who doesn't need more Aurifil thread? They got me!

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