Friday, January 30, 2015

A Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY : :

It's Fabric Giveaway Friday!

$30 GC to CVQW

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Canton Village Quilt Works has been in business since 2000. They started as a long arm business. As they grew, they began design work, teaching, and selling fabric, kits, notions, and more online in 2009. Quilting is their passion and fabric inspires them. They want to bring to you the best quality and most gorgeous fabrics that the industry has to offer so that you can be inspired in that next project of yours. Education is a key part of CVQW. Passing along tutorials, podcasts, and traveling to teach and lecture helps them to continue inspiring all quilters alike. CVQW is a Judy Niemeyer Certified Shop (CS) and Jackie Kunkel, the owner, is a Certified Instructor (CI). At  CVQW they are continuing to learn to bring you only the best! They welcome all quilters to peruse their site and hope that their products will be in your next project... they would love to see what you have made!!

Website * Shop * Blog * Facebook * Podcast

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We hope you enjoy visiting Canton Village Quilt Works!!  

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For this week's Giveaway, Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works is offering up a generous $30 Gift Certificate to her wonderful shop! In addition, CVQW's is offering a special 10% off discount now thru Monday using coupon code: handmade10. Enjoy!

 CVQW GC

$30 GC to CVQW
   
Enter to win! 

Here's how,

1. Simply leave a comment! (one entry)
2. Follow Canton Village Quilt Work's blog and facebook page! Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (one optional entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Whether you follow me here, on Facebook, or Instagram. Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (one optional entry) 
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I've add that as another way to enter! Whether by instagram, tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (one optional entry)

Please, enter now through Monday, February 2nd. The winner will be picked by random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on my 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 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Diamond Strings in Gramercy : :

 Gramercy Plans!

I've had this gorgeous bundle of Gramercy, Leah Duncan's most recent collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, sitting on the shelf for weeks now while I wait for inspiration to strike. I just LOVE this collection! The unique combination of modern geometric and sweet floral prints, with a contrasting palette of strong black and earthy browns paired with happy yellows, blush, and azure won me over immediately. Leah captured her urban inspiration so beautifully in each print, this collection really tells a story!

Gramercy

This weekend when I looked back through all my finished quilt photos to pick a couple to share with AGF's Instagram followers I was reminded of my Diamond Strings Quilt, a quick quilt-as-you-go in Pat Bravo's Rock & Romance that I made for my niece Ceci. I decided right away that this quilt idea would go perfectly with Gramercy!

Rock 'n Romance Diamond Strings Quilt

As much as I love the ombré of solids happening at both the top and bottom of my first Diamond Strings, I'm not sure if the Gramercy color scheme will work just right for this part of the design. I've pulled a large stack of coordinating Pure Elements solids for a few other ideas I'm considering!

Gramercy & PE's

In order from top to bottom we have -- Patina Green, Sweet Mint, Tender Green, Fresh Water, Blueberry Zest, Canary, Empire Yellow, Peach Sherbet, Apricot Crepe, Creme de la Creme, Mocchiatto, Mink, Moonstone, and Caviar. These pretties were all pulled from my dwindling stash, but PE's Nocturnal, Quartz Pink, Ocean Waves, Mandarin, Icy Mint, and Spruce will all work perfectly!

Pure Elements

My plan is to begin cutting tonight! Between this new quilt-as-you-go plan, my Scrappy Bear Paw blocks, and my Color Spectrum medallion style quilt in the works, I think there's plenty to keep me busy!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my weekly fabric giveaway! See you then! ♡ Maureen   

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!

Pile O' Fabric at QuiltCon!

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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