Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Quilt & Giveaway Plans : :

I came down with a hard-hitting flu bug yesterday and it completely squashed all of my sewing plans for last night and for this morning, although I am beginning to feel a little better. There's nothing worse than feeling the satisfaction of being back on track only to be immediately derailed again, boo! But don't worry about me, I'll be back on schedule soon enough and so I thought I'd share my plans for when I am. They involve some pretty quilt finishes and giveaways to get excited about!

First up, my Winter's Garden quilt made using Dear Stella's Mercer collection arrived back from Sew Shabby Quilting this past weekend, with the most beautiful quilted roses!

Another pretty quilt back from Sew shabby Quilting!

I have a solid indigo planned for my binding which is tops on my to-do list. I think the solid should frame this quilt perfectly!

Navy for Binding!

When I finish, photograph, and share my finished quilt I have a gorgeous fat quarter bundle of Mercer waiting to giveaway!

Dear Stella's Mercer for Giveaway!

I've been sharing lots of posts on my Herringbone Dowry, True Colors, & Ribbons Quilt here and on my instagram. This one is also so close to being finished!

In the Sunshine!

For the back and binding I pulled some favorite Anna Maria Horner prints from my stash! All the deep purples and bright aqua blues in her Dowry collection made me reach for more. I can't wait to finish this one too!

For AMH quilt finishing!

For when I do I'll have another amazing giveaway to share for a Design Roll of each Dowry & True Colors collections and the entire Dowry ribbons collection!

For a Dowry + True Colors + Dowry Ribbons Giveaway

Stay tuned...  and stay healthy!    Maureen

105 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the Winter Garden quilt. Gorgeous! And I'd love to win the giveaway! Thank you.

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  2. Please take an easy and feel better soon! =D

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  3. Wishing you wellness so you can get back to your beautiful quilts.

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  4. Beautiful quilts! I hope you feel better soon!

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  5. Both of these are gorgeous...but love all the colors in the herringbone. Hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Color combinations are gorgeous and I love the quilting pattern!

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  7. love the winter garden quilt - you get so much done in so little time - your health needs to be number one on your list!

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  8. Love those up close shots of your quilts. Looking forward to the giveaways. Feel better soon.

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  9. Hello 'WINTER'S GARDEN' really turned out beautiful!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  11. Lipton's chicken soup with beaten eggs added is my favorite way to get over the flu! Get better so we can continue to see your posts.

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  12. Is the texture of Dear Stella as yummy as it looks?

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  13. So sorry you got the flu bug, it can really derail you for a while. I think your Winter's Garden quilt is beautiful, one of my favorites.

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  14. Mercer has been on my wishlist. Your quilt is beautiful! Get well soon!

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  15. Love your pictures...you are such an inspiration to me. I've always thought of myself as traditional but your quilts are making me want to do more modern quilts. I wish I could pick out colors better but the gal at my local fabric store helps alot. I am determined to finish the 6 quilt tops I have made before I start another one. I work part time so only have half days to work on them. I will have 2 full days off this week so will have time to machine quilt some. Yesterday I finished the pillow shams, decorative pillows and pillow cases to match the Irish Chain quilt I made my son and daughter in law for Christmas. They were thrilled. Thank goodness I am getting some projects done.

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  16. Love the Herringbone Dowry, True Colors, & Ribbons Quilt!! Gorgeous!

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  17. I haven't won anything and would ove these jelly rolls for a mystery quilt coming up. Thank you :)

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  18. I can't wait to see all this come to fruition!

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  19. I hope you feel better soon. But don't overdo it. I had been sick and thought I was better then got right back sick again. Give yourself a day or two. Love your quilts as always!
    xo jan

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  20. I have some of the true colors but will be staying tuned bc I'd love some of the dowry to go with it esp. The ribbons!!!

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  21. LOVE the Dowry & true colors collections...they make my heart sing!

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  22. I've loved blue and coral since before it was 'in'. The navy gives it a classic look that I will continue to love. Also that simple but very pretty block pattern is going on my must do list. The navy corner stones really work. Cindy

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  23. How exciting! Can't wait to see the finished pieces :)

    Hope you get to feeling 100% again soon!

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  24. Love them both! Feel better quickly!

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  25. Feel better really soon. Sure am in love with your Winter Garden.

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  26. The color combination in this quilt (fabric bundle) is gorgeous. Not one I would have considered. Now made up into a quilt it looks beautiful. Well done.

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  27. Your quilts are lovely. The flower quilt stitch on Winter's Garden is perfect. The colors are too. Herringbone Dowry looks amazing and a true labor of love. May you be feeling well and complete very soon. Healing Energy for you...

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  28. Gorgeous giveaway....pick me, pick me :-) Hope you feel better soon.

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  29. Your Winter Garden quilt is beautiful. I'm going to remember the rose quilting too and have it done to one of my quilts! Your giveaway fabrics are all beautiful, I'd be happy to win any of them!

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  30. I DO LIKE THESE FINE FABRICS,UP CLOSE THEY LOOK HEAVY LIKE DEMIN AND WOULD DO FINE IN A QUILT BAG,OF SOME SORT?I HAVE BEEN SEE ALL KINDS OF NEW POCKET BOOK/BAGS,SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM?BUT ISN'T THAT THE BEST PART?LOL THANKS FOR SHARING

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  31. I hope you are doing well Maureen sorry to hear you did not feel well yesterday. Love your Winter garden quilt. Where do you post your winners of your giveaway each week?

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  32. I hope you feel better soon, this last flu bug seems to hang on too long.

    Debbie

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  33. I love your Winters Garden quilt! And the fabrics are beautiful, I would dearly love to win them!

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  34. hope you feel better and thanks for the chance

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  35. Your Mercer quilt looks like a stunner. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

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  36. Heal soonest! Loving the brightness of your Herringbone!

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  37. I love your work it is beautiful!

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  38. Hope you feel better soon

    I am only just starting my love of the Jelly roll getting a tad addicted with them

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  39. Your quilts are amazing as usual. I hope you feel better, it stinks being sick

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  40. Very pretty. Bright colors are what we need now with spring coming on!!

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  41. Gorgeous quilt! The roses look beautiful!

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  42. Where did you get your jellies of Dowry and True colors? I don't think I can wait till the giveaway!

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  43. Your Winter Garden quilt is gorgeous! Get to feeling better. Everyone I know is getting some bug or another, but (knock on wood) I have been spared so far. Get Well Soon!

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  44. Hope you feel better! Excited to see the finished quilts!

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  45. Both these quilts are stunning - looking forward to your flurry of photos once completed.

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  46. Both of the quilts are absolutely beautiful! Hopefully you will beat this flu. Looking forward to more pictures.

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  47. Both are gorgeous, love the quilting :o)

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  48. Hoping you are feeling steadily better! Flu is no fun at all....Both quilts are beautiful. Really love Anna Marie Horner's style. You always have the most wonderful pictures!

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  49. Those roses are fantastic! Thanks for taking time out to share, and I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  50. Beautiful quilts. I hope that you are feeling better today. Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway.

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  51. Love the Mercer collection! Hope I win......

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  52. I've loved following your progress on your Herringbone quilt. Such awesome colors!

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  53. Both are very pretty, but my favorite would have to be Winter Garden. Prayers sent for your good health! <3

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  54. Hope you are feeling great soon!! Love both of the quilts ! you have made some BEAUTIFUL things!!!!
    Carol G

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  55. Hope you get to feeling much better soon. Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  56. I hope looking at these gorgeous quilts makes you feel better!

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  57. Oh Maureen, I sure pray you're feeling better soon!
    Gorgeous quilts, please show more photos when fully complete!

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  58. OMG Maureen! I am IN LOVE with your Winter Quilt! Absolutely Beautiful! I so appreciate you and all the awesome work you do. Feel better! I had the flu a week ago, albeit, a minor touch of it -thank god! Cuddle up and I hope you are back to right again soon.

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  59. Glad to hear you're feeling better and hopefully that's the end of the flu in your house! Your quilts are beautiful!

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  60. that's beautiful!
    hope you're feeling better!

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  61. Hope you feel better soon. So sorry you are sick. :(

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  62. I feel your pain - I've been down with a bad bug too. Hope you feel healthy soon!

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  63. Oh i hate the flu, got my shot this year, but not before the flu got to me in Sept! At least i don't get the usual Dec/Jan bug anymore. I love the colors in your quilt--the navy with the aqua is awesome!

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  64. Love the quilts and hope you get to feeling better!

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  65. Hope you will be feeling better soon. Fabrics are so pretty.

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  66. I love the look of your ribbons quilt and the use of the ribbons. I'd love to try using some of those ribbons in my own quilt, but I'm a little concerned that these ribbons might tend to fray/shred or otherwise breakdown as the quilt is washed and used. I had some ribbons that I bought in Europe. They were so beautiful to start with but they didn't stay looking good as long as the rest of the quilt. How would you recommend washing such a quilt? Thanks, Mona

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  67. Another beautiful quilt. Hope you feel better soon!! Rest and heal.

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  68. I always love to drool - er peruse over your wonderful work...please feel better soon. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  69. I hope you feel better soon! I love both of these quilts!

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  70. The mercer is so pretty. Not something I would normally choose, but after seeing your quilt, I really want some

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  71. I love studying your color choices. They're so bold and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. I am really liking what I can see of your Winter Gardens quilt and the fabrics from Mercer that you used. Can't wait for you to get the binding on and show us the whole quilt. And [gg] have that fat quarter bundle giveaway. It was fun seeing the views of your Ribbon quilt, too, and picking out which strips were lovely ribbons instead of "ordinary" fabric. Good luck with both of these, but please take it easy with that flu bug. It can be some nasty stuff. My doc always says the biggest mistake people make is thinking they are well before they are well. So, please don't exert yourself prematurely. Again, thanks for the peeks.

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  73. There is always so much creativity and inspiration on your blog. i especially love the bright herringbone quilt.

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  74. Your winters garden quilt is so very lovely. The quilted roses are perfect for it. Glad you're feeling better.

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  75. I love the color combinations in your herringbone quilt and hoping that you're back on your sewing feet soon. :-D

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  76. What a great idea to keep ribbon in a jar. So pretty!

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  77. I adore your quilts....thanks for sharing! So much inspiration for me as a beginner!

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  78. oh No.. !! Wishing you well, Maureen ... I always love your quilt, much of beautiful colors for every quilt..

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  79. That fabric compliments that quilt pattern beautifully! So pretty!

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  80. Love all your quilts. The fabrics are to die for. Would love to win.

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  81. You stay healthy too.. I love the quilts. I am at my Aunts House recouping from a bad period of RA. Feeling alot better now and we have been sewing everyday. Its been so fun to have someone daily to share my love of sewing.

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  82. Hope you are feeling better. I'm under the weather right now also.
    Beautiful quilts and quilting.

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  83. Hi Maureen! It's been so much fun to follow you on Instagram and here on your blog! I can't wait to see the AMH Herringbone quilt finished! The second I saw the first post on IG I decided that I was going to make one. I'm going on my first quilt retreat this summer and can't wait to make it!! When you post pictures of the finished quilt will you also post some basic instructions/tips on how to incorporate the ribbon into the quilt? Also, how much of each ribon is needed? I'm hoping to start collecting them slowly from here until the retreat. Thanks so much! Such an awesome inspiration! :) Alex (@alexlily11 on IG) a.lily.hite at gmail dot com

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  84. Hate to hear you feeling bad, Hope you fell better soon. I just love you quilts. The rose quilting is beautiful, did a great job.

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  85. I have a question for you! I have a full size vintage voile quilt top that is made of 2 1/2 inch squares. Really old....I'm 61, and my grandmother made it before she passed. It has many colors in it, because it was a true patchwork quilt made from scraps. Trying to decide what would make the best back. I'm going to use white warm and natural batting, and hand quilt it. Should I have a regular cotton for the backing, a white flannel, or something else. Would love to hear what you think! maddmomma8@aol.com

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  86. I love both quilts! I love the wintergarden with it's soft colors that make me want to curl up with a book, under crisp white sheets and this quilt and fall alseep! It's gorgeous! You are an artist! The inner woman in me loves the ribbon quilt too! It is bold, beautiful, colorful and fabulous! Thank you so very much for sharing and inspiring!

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  87. Your quilt is beautiful. I hope you are feeling better today! I absolutely love ribbons and just love how you incorporated them into the quilt!!!

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  88. You know you're sick when you don't feel like quilting. :( Hope that bug has left your home by now. The Mercer quilt is gorgeous! Please show the entire thing. Can you share what pattern you used?? And the DOWRY quilt - wowsers!! I have a bundle of that fabric waiting in the wings. :)

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  89. Love your herringbone quilt! Please take care and be well. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  90. i am new to sewing/quilting and am trying to get myself to make some chicks and bunnies for easter

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