rebel with a quilt

In a blog post a few weeks back I asked people to share their most LOVED and most LOATHED color. The “loved” colors ranged widely, but the color orange seemed to be an overwhelmingly “loathed” color!  So I  commented and  I said I would NEVER feature an orange quilt project on  my blog. Well, I lied! Continue reading

Time for another block and 2 prize give-aways!

Hello there and happy Monday!

It is time once again for Maggie’s First Dance, the free sew-along from Jacquelynne Steves. This month we are working on block number 2! Have you got your directions all  printed out and are you ready to go?  Okay then 🙂

As many of you already know, I opted to make my version of Maggie’s quilt using  wool applique. Why? Because I love working with wool and it allows me to stitch by hand while I keep my family company at night, instead of being secluded in my quilt room. Luckily I had just the right choices of wool to make the appliques so there was no cheating on the fabric diet!

Here are some pictures of the block in progress….

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And here it is all finished!003You may notice that I reversed the flying geese blocks next to the hourglass blocks. I did that on purpose to make my block look more “star-like”. I also incorporated a few other colors this time because I wanted to give my quilt a cohesive, but more scrappy look. (Also, I am less likely to run out of fabric if I incorporate a bit more choices…fabric diets can be challenging  🙂 !)

Here are block number 2 and 1:004I like them! They go together, but they don’t match and I like that look!

Have fun with your block and please make sure to share pictures! It has been so much fun seeing all the variety of colors and fabrics. Remember that you can share your block ( and admire other people’s blocks!) here, here, or here.

And now for the prize give-away this month….this prize package is sponsored by Thermoweb *Sorry, this contest is now CLOSED*

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Woohoo, what a nice prize give-away! I was the lucky recipient of a can of basting spray and am planning on using it when putting this quilt together. I have never used basting spray before, but have read good reviews about it. I use Heat n Bond adhesive all the time and actually buy it 2 rolls at a time, just to make sure I don’t run out! Now for the details of this give-away:

  1. This contest is open to continental US participants only!  ( that is due to the fact that the prize includes aerosol which HAS to be shipped by ground, but no worries, details about a prize give away for all you other folks are coming up!)
  2. Leave me a comment telling me a color you LOVE and a color you LOATHE using in your quilt projects.
  3. Please make sure to include your email address because if I choose you and can’t contact you, I will have to choose a different winner!
  4. Contest deadline is July 11, 2016 at 11:59 EDT, at which time I will randomly pick a winner from all eligible entries.

I will announce the winner right here on my blog sometime after July 16th, but will contact the winner by email also.

Now for the other prize give-away…this one is OPEN to EVERYONE!  Michele over at Quilting Gallery is giving away 4 copies of this pattern:fe5cc5fa-2f49-41be-bbd7-4b27e680d403To enter just go to Michele’s website http://quiltinggallery.com/blog-posts/ and follow the directions there.

Make sure to visit all the other bloggers as well for more chances to win AND to see their versions of Block number 2:

The quilting nook

Lilypad quilting

My Go Go Life

Eva Paige Quilts

The Crafty Quilter

Grey Dogwood Studio

Good luck everyone and have fun!