I am so lame. Life has been so busy and I’ve had to leave something drop…the thing that dropped was me playing prize patrol.
This month the prize up for giveaway for the Pieceful Nights Quilt Alongers is a brand new book from Landauer Publishing Easy-Cut Quilts with a Modern Twist by Laurel Albright.
It was a really fun book to look through. All the quilts are on the modern side, with bright and interesting designs. The quilts would be quilt to make and would make great charity quilts. All of the seven quilts in the book use some type of pre-cut.
The winner of the book is…Judy.
For the Fit to Frame Alongers…I have a fat eighth bundle from Moda. It is Lario designed by 3 Sisters.
The winner is Nancy in PA.
Thanks everyone for playing along.
On the note of me rushing for time, Kelli and I had decided that we are not going to be doing a monthly quilt along type activity next year. With me needing to work on the house and her planning a wedding, it just isn’t going to work into either one our schedules. Remember to come back the first week in February to check out what the Fit to Framers did and on March 1st for the Pieceful Night Quilt Alongers. We will continue to do the Try it on Tuesday posts. Other blog plans for next include more free tutorials…their the best anyway…right??
Oh one more winner….The winner of the Try in on Tuesday post for last week’s Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts 2014 calendar from Landauer Publishing is….
Pat Butikofer who said, “We have a Luana Savings Bank calendar hanging on the wall. Every year I think I am going to buy a quilt calendar but haven’t done it for years. Would love to win one to brighten up my sewing room!?
All throughout our Pieceful Nights Quilt-a-long, I’ve been calling this quilt “The Christmas Quilt.” Why? Not sure. I think it has something to do with “peaceful” nights, which for some reason makes me think of winter and Christmas and then I think of “O Holy Night”…I don’t know, just the random ramblings of my brain. So I think that it’s quite fitting that with December being the final month of our quilt-a-long, we finish the quilt. Using the diagrams that were included in the pattern, I completed the steps through 5, but got a bit stuck.
I stuck with it a bit and tried getting through the issues that I was having, but continued to get frustrated. Then I remembered that this is supposed to be a fun project, so I decided to take a step back and come back to it. I am hoping to get it finished up later this month after a day with mom so that she can teach me a bit about inset seams.
So this month, we will be putting the quilt together. Our next check-in will be in March. Because I know that the holidays often bring extra cooking, cleaning, or entertaining, along with family gatherings, this way no one will have to feel stressed about getting their top together before the end of the month.
This month Sharyn sent a picture of her setting triangles that she completed. Way to go Sharyn!
Here is Judy’s progress.
If you happen to have time to finish up your quilt between now and March, feel free to send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to include them in our final finish in March!
Happy November! I know that I haven’t been making too many appearances lately, but no worries–I haven’t fallen off of the face of the earth. I have been working on some top secret projects lately and have been pretty busy. I did however find some time to work on our Pieceful Nights quilt along! The more and more I work with the wonderful Paint Box fabrics from Laundry Basket quilts, the more and more I fall in love–especially with the batiks. One thing that I really love about the batik fabric is that depending on the size of the piece that you are cutting, the fabric can look completely different.
This month, we are going to complete steps one and two in regards to the quilt assembly. This will consist of putting a border on the large center medallion and making the setting triangles.
One thing that was new to me was to completing the inset seams. After only a few attempts, I managed to figure it out. So you may want to keep your seem ripper handy. This month, we only had one picture sent in. I’m hoping that everyone is still quilting along with us!
Way to go Sharyn! Thanks so much for sending in your picture!
I know that this month, mom is adding a little note on her posts about something that she is thankful for. So here’s my tidbit–Today I am thankful for my mom and her abilities to teach others. No matter who she is teaching–childcare providers, me and my siblings, or fellow quilters–she has patience that goes to the end of the world. Without this wonderful patience and understanding, I definitely wouldn’t be here showing you the things that I have done. So thanks Momma!