Thursday, October 23, 2014

Home For Christmas Medallion For Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am so excited to share my Home For Christmas Medallion quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  This quilt will be entered into the Original Design quilt category.  Thank you so much to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for hosting this wonderful event!
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The center star of the medallion is three concentric stars. This is surrounded by presents with colorful bows. The next border is peppermints. Christmas trees and corner ornaments surround the peppermints. A candy cane border surrounds all those Christmas trees. Finally, a border of bright suburban houses finishes the quilt with corner friendship stars.
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I free-motion-quilted the quilt with an all-over swirl design. I love the texture from the dense quilting. It washed up all crinkly and beautiful.
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The binding echoes the candy cane border. SWEET!
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Quilt Statistics:
Finished size: 85-inches square
Top fabrics: Kona Cottons in Snow, Aqua, Brown, Canary, Candy Pink Green Tea, Pond, Tarragon, Wheat, Grass Green, Rich Red
Back fabrics (not shown): Sugar Rush Christmas Candy in Pink, Sugar Rush Frosted Snowflakes in Green, Sugar Rush Gingerbread Dream in Pink, Sugar Rush Mini Swirls in Red
Binding fabric: Timeless Treasures Mini Series Red Bias Stripe
Piecing thread: Aurifil in White
Quilting thread: Isacord in White
Binding thread: Isacord in Red
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Thank you so much for taking the time to view my Home For Christmas Medallion quilt. If you would like to see more pictures, take a look at Craftsy or my original blog post about this quilt.


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Sand Drift For Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am so excited to share my Sand Drift quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  This quilt will be entered into the large quilt category.  Thank you so much to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for hosting this wonderful event!
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The Sand Drift quilt is inspired by Native American style. The colors are warm and natural. I used Arizona (April Rhodes) fabric line by Art Gallery Fabrics. When I saw this line, I knew I needed to design a quilt pattern for it.
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I quilted the quilt with an all-over water pattern. I used gold color Isacord thread, and the texture is amazing!
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Sand Drift Quilt Stats:
Quilt size: 82" x 82"
Fabrics used: Arizona Canyon Wall, Arizona Triangle Token, Kona Cottons in Peach, Ochre, and Nightfall.
Threads used: Aurifil Ivory for piecing, Isacord Gold for quilting, and Isacord Navy for binding
Backing: Arizona Agave Field, Arizona Triangle Tokens, Arizona Desert Blanket, Reminisce Meadow in Gold, Winged Plumage in Apricot, and Arizona Tomahawk stripe
Binding: Modern Meadow Herringbone in Lake
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Thank you so much for taking the time to view my Sand Drift quilt. If you would like to see more pictures, take a look at Craftsy or my original blog post about this quilt.


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Friday, October 17, 2014

I Built A Quilt Ladder!

I definitely needed a place to store my quilts.  When they are not in use, the quilts have typically been strewn over a recliner and a glider chair.  With two quilt on each, the recliner and glider were leaning back and hitting the wall under the weight of the quilts.
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Yesterday, I went to Lowe's, and I bought four 28" table legs, two 48" x 1" dowels, and various table feet.  I also picked up some brackets to secure the legs together.
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After two broken bits, a blister from pre-drilling, and a cut from the aforementioned broken bit, I have a quilt ladder!  Good thing that I didn't need to use the table saw, huh?  Don't worry, I am fine and healing.  And most importantly, don't worry about my quilts being displayed outside in the backyard...the lighting was better outside for photographs.
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Here they are inside and placed on their new home.  Note: none of my quilts match!  Ack!


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gypsy Wife Block Update

Get ready for an overload of color...
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Old Maid Puzzle 1
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Old Maid Puzzle 2
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Puss in Corner 1
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Nurses Cross
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Half Square Triangle
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Half Square Triangle
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Puss in Corner 2

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Home For Christmas Medallion Quilt Pattern Release

Woot! Woot! I did it again! My second quilt pattern has been released. You can find it now in my Craftsy Shop.
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Here are two pages of excerpts from the pattern.  I take a lot of time to design all of the illustrations accurately in Adobe Illustrator.  The result is very clear instructions that are easy to follow.  Here is part of the center star block...
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Here are the instructions for the corner cross blocks...
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There are 15 pages total of instructions! Don't worry...the quilt is not difficult to make. I'm just very detailed. There is also a coloring page included so you can audition your own fabrics and colors. You can definitely complete this quilt before the holidays and enjoy it year-round!

Look at how cozy my cat looks on the quilt. Don't be fooled by her peaceful disposition in this picture. She is just letting me know that this quilt is now hers, all hers. Cat 1 is very noisy, pushy, and obnoxious! But look how wonderful the quilt came out of the wash, all in its crinkly glory. Love it!
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Thank you so much for all the support while creating the Home For Christmas Medallion Quilt! I am so excited to release the pattern, and I truly hope you will enjoy it too. If you choose to purchase the pattern, thank you so much in advance for supporting my small home business. I'd love to see your progress...please email me at goodgollyginger at gmail dot com.


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