Giveaway closed. Thanks Brenda, Quilt Sandwich will get in touch.
Might equal happiness and hopefully a win for all or one of you if you follow the rules at the end and don’t fumble.
I’m teaching Sunday, but hoping to get out in time to catch most of the game. My Mother-In-Law was the first Seahawks office employee and it’s that office where she met my Father-In-Law when they brought him in to coach the Sounders years ago. The story is hilarious with her not looking her best in her purple pantsuit, handsome him and his accent…all ancient history now.
But while we’re waiting for the game…
Everyone wins when you play with Quilt Sandwich at their 25% off sale and just like the Superbowl (well, kind of) only one of you will win two- 1/2 yards of quilting weight fabric.
I’m seeing stars in Seattle’s future.
Here’s the rules to win:
- Like Quilt Sandwich Fabrics Facebook page
- Leave a comment here telling us the sum of this equation: Football+Fabric=?
- Make sure the referees don’t make bad calls (just kidding, but not really:)
I’ll pick a winner on or around Tuesday when I return home.
Small print: Richard Sherman may not comment (haha). Read his great article on his ‘rant’ here. What a good human.
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I said I was going to catch up on posting finished quilts this year and here’s the start. It does help in finding the extra time when you’re wide awake at 4:30am.
My intension was to use the Heather Ross Mendocino line and make a quilt for myself.
I cut the line all up into BIG 60 degree triangles after seeing a quilt made by Patchwork Notes (her blog is private now) and placed it on the design wall. Mine didn’t have the same appeal at all. So I started again by pulling the blue and brown prints from the mix.
The beauty of stash building is a successful quilt is achievable without leaving home and sometimes it’s happy hour:) I collected my potential pile and cut a few to place. A little Amy Butler, Kaffe, Violet Craft, Alexander and some yummy crimson, orange and mustard prints. As usual I have some prints that didn’t work, so I see another scrappy quilt in my future.
As I cut my quilt kept growing until I found my design wall loaded with a queen size. I bypassed Jefe and made a solo household decision to go for a bed quilt. I figured what man wouldn’t want to sleep under mermaids with starfish as pasties?
Sandie and I quilted it with swirls, which I knew from experience on Nicquelle’s quilt would be amazing. I don’t go outside in winter unless I have to, so this is the only photo of the back I have, but it is a mix of flannel and a selvedge to selvedge of the large mermaid print running the length. It feels good to use it up!
The seaweed just seemed right for finishing it off with binding.
There you have it, the first of my finished quilts from 2013 that have remained unposted. Only five more finished quilts to post, one zillion unfinished projects to finish and two closets of fabric to use up and I’ll have accomplished my 2014 resolutions. I clearly won’t have time to work out.
I’ll have to plan another with the blues and browns that I have cut and waiting.
If you follow me on Instagram, I’m still destashing 6″ square sets. Currently I’ve got sets of green available with black next, then I’ll start all over again with pink. If you’re interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also put you on a list for a certain color when they become available.
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I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but this year I did intend to blog more. Apparently I’ve already cast that aside to catch up. Lesson plans, various guild workshops, step outs and scheduling are all a little more in line now that I’m a few weeks in from vacation.
Today I’ll be working on step outs for the improvisational curves class Sunday at Drygoods.
It gives me an excuse to play a little more. Practice includes figuring out what NOT to do when messing with a technique. If you join me in the workshop I can show you how to avoid making your curves look like droopy boobs:) LOL.
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I’ve sewn a load of stuff this year.
Unknown Direction Quilt Binding, 2. I need a new pillow form, but the pillow top is done. #curvesworkshopsample, 3. Anything Goes Back Detail, 4. Shattered Remake, 5. Psychedelic Baby Quilt, 6. Grape Crush Quilt, 7. Pantone Pop Done, 8. Sonshine Quilt, 9. Seattle Lone Star Quilt, 10. Point A to Point B Quilt top, 11. Modern Charm Quilts, 12. stitched and flipped value quilt, 13. Sunspots Quilt, 14. Rock Star Wedding Quilt, 15. Smitten Kitten, 16. Opposing Triangles Remake, 17. Nicquelle’s Quilt, 18. Stash Archive Value Quilt, 19. Barn Star Quilt, 20. Soft Splinters Quilt, 21. Hexie Cutie Quilt, 22. Modern Log Cabin Pillows, 23. Scattered Quilt, 24. I think I need new sheets to match., 25. Sparkle Punch, 26. Double-Trouble, 27. Night Owl, 28. Diving Geese, 29. 9-Bxed Quilt, 30. This needs binding so that I have something to do tomorrow besides drink beer., 31. Opposing Triangle Quilt, 32. QAYG bag for class sample. TBA. I love how it turned out. #qayg, 33. Practice fabric buckets done. Now onto samples for FMQ workshop. @afewscraps thanks!, 34. Oven mitts, pair two done for class samples. #handmadeholidays, 35. Bound. Time for the wash. #quiltingmodern, 36. stash
Lack of blogging in 2013 might have been due to crafting. Perhaps my 2014 resolution should be to show up here more often.
I think it more likely that my resolution for 2014 will be to finish up started projects and quilt tops to clear out space for new inspiration.
Happy New Year everyone!
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Apparently one Christmas quilt in the works isn’t enough in my mind, so I started searching out Christmas prints for another. It quickly came to light that in the sea of ‘Not-For-Me’ Christmas fabric my favorite current Christmas print line is Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey
I also noticed when I started looking for it that it is becoming a little more difficult to find, that in itself generally throws me into a panic. Luckily Sandie said she’d split the yards with me which means, ‘Merry Christmas’ to her too. We’re good at buying ourselves gifts:)
Isn’t it sweet?
Quilt Sandwich Fabrics still had two of my favorites from the line and what I bought of it is all washed and dried. I started cutting for another Sarah Fielke Made in Cherry quilt.
I always think I’m going to love a whole line together and am always disappointed once I get it up on the wall. Unfortunately I ran out of time to start adding other fabrics, the good news is I’m together with my family in Palm Springs. Which I’d love to report is experiencing above average temperatures.
My folks and my in-laws live a block from each other. It’s been extremely fun to just stroll down the street for a cuppa tea, Monday night football or a buddy to swim with. My brother has already come and gone as well as the Northern Irish, but the rest of us are in for the long haul.
I’m signing off for the holiday.
Wishing you all a grand celebration with your friends and families.
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I’ve been playing with curves and triangles for workshop samples this week.
What are you working on?
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I told Jefe to calm his excitement over the fact that we have a Christmas themed sham for our bedroom. He puts up with me.
I’m a little obsessed with this Alexander Henry Merry Moderns fabric and equally obsessed with Elizabeth’s Sparkle Punch quilt.
I thought about making another sham, but I think I’m just going to go all out and make a Christmas quilt for the couch instead with some wool batting and flannel back.
I’m trying to do the ‘two birds, one stone thing.’ Combining class samples and gift ideas at once. Thus the stitch and flip triangles/Sparkle Punch fusion. I like to have as many examples as possible to inspire students beyond Quilting Modern’s quilt layouts. It really makes a class more fun.
I’ve got Secret Santa gift and oven mitt class samples covered. I forgot to put in two layers of batting, so I guess it’s a mug rug instead of a potholder
Considering I’ve got a ton of these patchwork squares left over from the oven mitts I think I might make some nesting baskets for class samples while I’m at it. Pssst…there’s one spot left in that class if you need a gift idea and some time on your hands Sunday.
Off to obsess more.
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