Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Color Spectrum Progress : :

Loving this one more and more!

I'm calling this one my Color Spectrum Quilt, but at second thought, as it continues to grow, I'm thinking the name Double Rainbow might be a bit more fun! Can you see it? The rainbow row of solid geese growing outward, beginning in red with plans to end in gray. While the inner patchwork border begins and will end in the opposite order!

Rainbow Row

Color Spectrum Progress

I'm not one to do this tiny patchwork very often, squares and HST units finish at just two inches. But, with each new colorful geese that forms in the corners of each newly finished row, it's exciting and propels me to continue!

Geese!

Another Row

I'm hoping to add a few more rows before I share this one again! I'm getting lots of fabric questions on the fabric bundle I put together that's becoming this quilt. I'm considering asking one of my shop sponsors to offer it, so if you're interested in this bundle please do let me know!

♡ Maureen   

Monday, January 26, 2015

AGF Weekend Take Over : :

This weekend I had such a great time taking over the Art Gallery Fabrics Instagram account as part of their special #AGFWeekendTakeOver series where they invite each of their designers to share throughout a weekend. It was so much fun!

AGF Weekend Take Over

On Saturday I thought it would be fun to have my first ever IG Giveaway! I made this Feather Sketch Pillow with my Wild & Free Fabric for my Quilt Market booth and would love for one of you to win it! Simply visit the Art Gallery Fabric's Instagram feed today, right here -- http://instagram.com/artgalleryfabrics and find my pillow to enter!

Wild and Free feather pillow

Happy Monday!  Maureen

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

It's Fabric Giveaway Friday!  

Prrisma Elements 1/2 Yard Giveaway!!

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My sponsor Pile O' Fabric started off primarily as a modern quilting blog with tutorials and project inspiration, but this year Pile O' Fabric has branched out and is now also a full service online fabric, supply, and pattern shop. Every Monday Alyssa releases a new custom curated stash bundle in solids and prints based on a color scheme. She also stocks a great selection of modern quilt and bag patterns, as well as a large selection of her utmost favorite quilting supplies. She offers *free domestic shipping* on all orders over $45, a rewards program for returning customers, all fabric is labeled with the designer, collection, name, etc. and most in-stock orders placed Mon-Sat before 2pm MST are shipped the same day!
 
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For those of you heading to QuiltCon next month be sure to visit Pile O' Fabric at booth #514!

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For this week's Fabric Giveaway Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric is offering this generous, half yard bundle of Art Gallery Fabrics newest blender, their colorful Prisma Elements!! This bundle includes Prisma Elements in Larimar Sea, Warm Thulite, Passion Garnet, Albite Latte, and Jet Onyx!

You can find each of these new fabrics that make up this bundle available for sale individually by the yard HERE, and you can find this bundle in the Pile O' Fabric shop available as a fat quarter and half yard bundle right HERE!!

Prrisma Elements 1/2 Yard Giveaway!!

In addition, Pile O' Fabric is offering my readers 15% OFF all Art Gallery Fabrics, just use coupon code "MCAGF15" at checkout!! Discount valid until the end of the Giveaway on Monday, January 26th!
 

Enter to win! 

Here's how,
 
1. Simply leave a comment here under this post! (one entry)
2. Sign up to receive the Pile O' Fabric Newsletter, when you join the newsletter you will receive a FREE Rainbow Coin Quilt pdf pattern by email! Just let me know that you did by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (second entry) 

3. Follow Pile O' Fabric on Facebook or Instagram! (optional extra entry)
4. My followers get a third entry! If you follow here, on Instagram, or on Facebook just let me know by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
5. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by instagram, tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 5 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, January 26th! The winner will be picked at Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog.


* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  ♡ Maureen    

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Color Spectrum Beginning : :

The idea for this quilt started on Monday when I pulled this colorful stack of fabrics. Such a happy collection made up of Wild & Free, AGF's new Prisma Elements minus Onyx and Sunstone, Bari J.'s new Petal & Plume feather prints, and the rest were picked from my AGF stash and added to the stack just as long as they looked pretty!

Wild & Free and...

Color Spectrum Begnning

I'm hoping to turn this bundle into two quilts. One will be a quilt-as-you-go in the style of my Endless Summer quilt, but for the second I had a hard time deciding on a pattern I liked. I quickly sketched out a few ideas, kept rearranging the pile, and continued sketching. Since each of my designs included flying geese, I decided to just begin. I knew it would be colorful, that I wanted to go super scrappy, and to incorporate solids & geese. Since my Luminous Field print was the starting point of this bundle, I decided to start there!

Color Spectrum Beginning

Using both my favorite Half Square Triangle method for making eight a time and some speedy strip piecing, my colorful quilt began to grow quickly!

Patchworking the Rainbow

After this third row I decided I'm definitely sticking with this design! Like my Scrappy Bear Paw wip, this won't be a quickie quilt. The many rows of tiny 2.5" squares and HST units will take some time.

Growing!

But I think with each finished row it will be so exciting to see a colorful, solid geese emerge one by one in each corner!

Happy sewing!!  ♡ Maureen    

Monday, January 19, 2015

Brand New : :

Prismatic Bundle

This week I'm craving to start something new, something colorful, fresh, and exciting! This afternoon I pulled my fabrics, all gorgeous Art Gallery prints beginning with my Wild & Free collection and AGF's newest amazing blenders, Prisma Elements.

Prisma Elements & Feathers

It didn't take long before a large rainbow of color had been added to my stack. I tried just choosing favorites, not an easy task, I love them all!

Rainbow Plans

Especially these cool blues and reds together!

Cool Blues & Reds

I'm still deciding on a quilt pattern design, but I'm currently thinking two quilts for this prismatic bundle!

Wild & Free and...

How about you, what would you make with this colorful collection? I always love reading your ideas!

♡ Maureen     

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

It's Fabric Giveaway Friday!  

Doe Bundle Giveaway!

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My sponsor the Knotted Thread is run by Jenn, a fabric lover with a passion for sewing! In her shop you'll find both bundles and single cuts of Fat Quarters, Half Yards, Yards, and Yardage, as well as some of Jenn's very own handmade items up or sale!! Designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Free Spirit, Moda, and Riley Blake Designs just to name a few! 

Be sure visit the Knotted Thread blog to sign up for the new monthly Newsletter, HERE!
  
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For this week's Fabric Giveaway Friday, the Knotted Thread is offering the winner a beautiful Fat Eighth bundle of Carolyn Friedlander's newest fabric collection for Robert Kaufman, Doe! This bundle will include a fat eighth cut of each of the 25 fabric prints that make up this wonderful new collection!

You can find Doe available in The Knotted Thread's Shop as a Fat Eighth Bundle, a Fat Quarter Bundle, and a half yard bundle here!!

Doe Fat Eighth Bundle Giveaway!

In addition, the Knotted Thread is offering my readers 10% OFF any order from the shop throughout this Giveaway, just use coupon code "Maureen10" at checkout!!

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Enter to win! 

Here's how,
 
1. Simply leave a comment here in this post! (one entry)
2. Visit The Knotted Thread HERE and sign up to receive their new monthly Newsletter! Just let me know that you did by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry.
(optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by instagram, tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, January 19th!! Winner will be picked at Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog!


* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

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Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!! From 1,485 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...
Comment #1,331 --   * Carmen N *  Congratulations, I'll be in touch shortly!