Sunday, July 1, 2012

DWM - and give away

Man, where is the summer going?  I seriously can't believe it's July already. Seems like just yesterday that Feb was taking forever - I swear Feb is the LONGEST month :)

Last week I went to IN to Shipshewana for a quilt show and was finally able to get those bags emptied.  Oh goodness what fun that was.  And my daughter has been hiding a couple of quilt stores from me.  I go out there to see her about 4 times a year.  She keeps saying nope, no quilt stores.  Ahh, but there's Yoders - if I don't go to any other store, I think that one will do!  Next though I need to make a list.  Here's all the wonderful fabric I got.  No reason, no project, just me my husband and my daughter saying "you need this fabric" and in the basket it went :) It must have been close to lunch time when my daughter spotted the hot dog fabric. But since I had to put all that away I decided to have a give away, but first you have to see what I did this week.  I'll be quick :)

Sea Shards

Sea Shards

Table Runner


It seems like forever since I've been able to spend the day quilting.  I think I got my fix this weekend. Sea Shards quilted and binding done.  My sister wants this one.  I was surprised, but ok.  It was going to be a donation quilt, I'll donate to her.  New pantograph for me, Fantasy Flame 2 from Urban Elementz.  I really like how this one looks. Not sure I get the whole flame thing going on, I thought more like sea weed.  But hey, it's one I can do!!

Next is a table runner that was given to me by Kat from at Scrapbox Quilts  Didn't she make a beautiful runner?  She asked who could use a runner that was 100 in long.  I explained that's that size of my table and the next thing I know it's mine.  I had no idea she meant it literally.  Thanks Kat!  It is definitely the prettiest runner in my house.  I was so glad to finally get this beauty quilted.   Nothing but feathers on this baby.

And  a couple more blocks of the U9P.  I LOVE the on point layout.  The blocks are slow for me to make so it's gonna be a while for this one.

Ok the give away - why?  Cuz I have more things than I want to put away.  And so many of you have provided so much for me in terms of tips, suggestions, inspiration and motivation.  Just my way of saying, thanks, I appreciate you.  2 winners this time.  I have charm packs to give away, you choose, 2 of Katie by Jennifer Young (this is what I used for my made in cherry quilt).  or two of Summersault from Free Spirit (these are what I'm using for 100 quilts for kids).  Now Summersault is 6 inch charm, not five inch like Katie

Jennifer Young KATIE 5" Charm Pack Quilting Fabric Squares Benartex
Katie
Summersault Charm Pack - Erin McMorris
This give away is for followers only.  If you're a follower leave a comment, that's all.  I would love to hear what you do with charm packs.  I'm stumped when it comes to this size.  But really would like to hear what you do with them, although not required to win.  I'll draw two winners on Saturday afternoon some time.  Good luck!!

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63 comments:

  1. I like making granny squares with charm packs. i cut them into quarters and put them together. Or I make half square triangles and make pinwheels.

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  2. Love the way sea shards turned out--really great colors and fabrics.
    I use charm squares in quilts for our prayer quilt ministry, baby quilts, and quilts for family and loved ones. I love that I can use so many coordinating fabrics in so many different designs.

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  3. There are a lot of charm projects on the Moda BakeShop site. SO many - HST's (my fav), easy 4-patch or double 4-patch, if you cut them just right you can make churndash blocks, rail fence blocks, pair a print with a solid and make disappearing 4-patch - I could go on.

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  4. I'm still pretty new to quilting and have not yet made anything with charm packs. Hope to soon. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  5. Beautiful quilting Sue! I usually use charm squares to make up baby quilts and donation quilts - quick and easy, and bright and colourful! Sometimes the blocks remain square and sometimes they get turned into triangles or logs, depending on my mood and the charm pack in question.

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  6. Great fabrics - I see a nice selection of yellows- always my favs. I love Sea Shards! Its like you are looking through a gate - very cool illusion. I enjoy following your blog and I have a project in mind for the Katie squares - the new Hubble Schnibbles pattern. I think it would look fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I need a new table runner :o) thanks for the chance xx

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  8. Hi Sue, I am not far from Shipshewana and totally understand how easy it is to come home with fabric for no reason! Love your Urban Nine Patch I have been eyeing that pattern.. I would use the charm pac to make a stacked coin baby quilt or table runner. Thanks for the give away!

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  9. I love your Sea Shards quilt. I need to just buckle down and make a string quilt one of these days, I love the pictures that I see of them.

    I have a drunkard's path template that was designed for 5 inch charms so that is what I'm collecting charm packs for right now, a drunkard's path quilt. Either of these would add nicely to the two charm packs that I already have.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  10. Back atcha! Love your quilting! Would love to win some more fabric. Like all of us, I need more:)

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  11. Sea Shards makes me want to walk up and look thru the porthole to see what is on the other side. Love the table runner! How kind of Kat to send it. I am so enthralled with Urban Nine Patch but haven't tried it yet. Did make a simple bag with the ruler and love how easy it was. As for the charm packs I use them as is or HST's.

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  12. Love your Sea Shards....looks like a great way to use fabrics in my stash! I use charm packs for Scnibble quilts and pin cushions! I just finished a table runner with charm packs...love scrappy quilts made with charms! What a wonderful giveaway!

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  13. Is that table stash of FQ really only what you bought at Yoders? LOL Next time, ask your daughter about the quiltstore "Lollys". It's a keeper! bright and beautifully laid out. You will make her sorry that she kept this from her mother!

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  14. I love the feathers on your runner. Gorgeous!

    I tend to cut my charm packs up for my hexie charm quilt but I really should figure something else out as it leaves me with oddly shaped, small scraps.

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  15. Love the Sea Shards quilt and what an amazing fabric haul!!! I use charm packs for Lil' Twister projects or quick table runners or place mats. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!

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  16. Oh the Sea Shards looks amazing - it has such movement to it.

    I love using charm packs and trying to come up with different ideas to use them. I just did a Garden Fence quilt top with the charm squares as the centre of the block. Fun way to show off the fabric!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  17. Love your quilt (how do you name them??) and the table runner (great quilting, by the way!). I love charm packs! I am making a zig zag quilt with one right now. Also great for disappearing nine patch quilts.

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  18. Lovely projects!!! Your Sea Shards is just amazing! But what really caught my eye is all that wonderful fabric you got at the show - yum!!! As for charm packs, I am planning to use that new Twister Tool to make some runners from a charm pack, so a win would be really nice :*)

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  19. Wow the quilt shops must be amazing! And beautyful quilt! If i won, I would make place mats with charm packs and chambray in blue, for my old kitchen table. Thanks for your generosity in sharing!

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  20. I haven't made anything with charm packs, but I would like to try. I like some of the quilts in the Moda bake shop.

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  21. Sue' you are one amazing machine quilter!

    I would use the 6" charm packs in a quilt for my pet project. "Veterans Resteration Center in Asheville, NC"
    We shall see if my number comes up..

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  22. Your quilting is gorgeous, well done on being almost done with your quilting challenge! I am a bit addicted to Schnibbles quilts that use charm packs, love them!

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  23. Sea Shards is gorgeous! And that table runner is so beautiful..... lovely feathers!..... and would fit my table, too! lol Thanks for the giveaway..... I haven't done much with charm packs, or any precuts really, but most of my stuff ends up in little pieces, so would be cutting them up for sure!

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  24. I like to make placemats from charm packs! You can get four placemats out of one charm pack + some yardage

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  25. Love your quilting so much! The last charm pack I used was for a Lil`Twister doll quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. Well, I'm a follower, but I ave no suggestions. I have some charm packs and not a clue what I should do with them!
    I love the quilting on the table runner - and the pattern! What will the setting triangles look like for the urban nine patch on point? I'm just going to assume something awesome, since that's what you do. ;)

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  27. I'm always boring with charm packs and just sew them together in squares...or at least that's what my plans always are. Your quilts are lovely.

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  28. I just started a jar quilt using the charms. It is sort of an I spy quilt. I have several bug charms and some others that look cool in a mason jar.

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  29. I love the sea shards quilt and what a great runner too! Charm squares are always good for table toppers, placemats or baby quilts. Thanks for the chance!
    Amanda

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  30. I'm new to quilting and like to use Charm Packs since the color scheme all matches.

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  31. latest charm project ... i cut big hexies from a pack to applique to a background piece as random flowers. thanx for the opportunity to win some more charms.

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  32. I'm a follower. I just love the work you did on the table runner - it's awesome. I'm in the process of using my charm squares for a floded flower hexi quilt. Just started so i have along way to go

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  33. Beautiful table runner! Nice job on the quilting, too. Am a follower!

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  34. I like to make hexies out of them. Sometimes if they are the right size, I don't even trim the corners, I just start folding the edge over and basting! (I follow you too!)

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  35. they do make good granny squares i am a follower

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  36. What an amazing haul of new fabrics. I love charm packs. I've used them for disappearing 9-patch quilts, a pinwheel quilt, scrappy patchwork quilts. I want to make a cross quilt using them. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower by email.

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  37. I would love to make a quilt out of them.

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  38. I love charm squares. I make scrap quilts, and I make Twister
    quilts. I am a happy follower!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. I read your blog in google reader each time you blog...not sure if I am an offical follower. I would love the 6 inch one if my name goes in and comes back out of the hat!

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  40. Love Sea Shards! I just found you through Simply Miss Luella (Deborah). I use charm squares for the Schnibble patterns by Carrie Nelson.

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  41. I've been wanting to make a charm quilt using charms and white squares the same size--- draw a diagonal line-- sew on either side of the line-- cut on the line -- giving you 2 half-square-triangles.. which can be used for so many interesting layouts! I love both Katie and Summersault! If I get lucky enough to win, I would love to let you choose-- they are both just lovely! :-) Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  42. Sea Shards is great! Glad to hear you had fun in Shipsha....yep I'm from IN and can't spell that without looking...HEHE

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  43. I have a bordered square quilt I want to make with a Charm Pack. I've never seen a 6" charm pack, great size to have for alternating squares on a quilt. Hope I am one of your lucky Winners. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the feather on the table runner- lucky you! Thanks for sharing the U9P again.

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  44. I like the Katie charm pack.

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  45. I make table toppers with my charm packs, oh, and I make purses also. Thanks for the great giveaway. The table topper is sew pretty and the quilting is awesome.

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  46. I am a new follower, I love the quilting on your table runner. I would have to make a quilt for my youngest daughter who is called Katie with the Katie charm packs!

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  47. I love all the goodies you brought home, what a fun spending spree! The table runner looks perfect on your long table and the quilting as usual is awesome, great quilt too! I love the Katie charm pack and am a follower of course!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  48. A new follower:) katie looks fab! I would probably make a patchwork smthg out of it;p

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  49. Boy oh boy did you have fun! Look at that motherlode of fabric yumminess! I'm so jealous! Love the Katie fabrics..just lovely!

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  50. Your quilting is spectacular! I haven't even tried to tackle feathers yet. I wish I had your skills!

    Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

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  51. I think 6 inch charm squares are the perfect size for a quick/simple baby quilt, straightforward layout with rows and columns aligned, and then some diagonal stitching. Pretty and quick!

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  52. The 6" charms make good Dresden Plate blocks and I always like anything with HSTs or flying geese. I really like the way you quilted the table runner. I am a new follower.

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  53. I have no idea what to do with a charm pack, but I always see lots of books with charm pack quilt patterns. I would probably partner it with some larger pieces of complimentary fabric so my quilt top wasn't all teeny tiny pieces.

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  54. Summersalt looks fun for a twister quilt. I was going to say I would chop it up of course but that doesn't say much, does it. So, I thought about it awhile to give you an honest answer. Would love to win! You never know what bloggy friends might send. Thank you Lord for the Postal Service. We still keep them in business! Happy 4th USA!

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  55. I don't know if I am a follower or not, but I stalk you all the time LOL -

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilting you did on that table runner. It looks so wonderful!!

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  56. I love charm packs. I get lots of inspiration from Moda Bake Shop and Konda's Simply Charming book (of Moose on the Porch)

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  57. I love to make half square triangles from charms. They are great for quick gift quilts and great for those charity quilts you need at the last moment. Linda linsquilts@yahoo.ca

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  58. Love the fact that your daughter and husband said you just had to have the fabric. Nice family support!
    But for me... charm packs. Little twister project from Moda Bake Shop, purse, tote or apron, and inspiration to add a larger piece of one or two fabrics from the same line and make a wall hanging.
    So many patterns out there.

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  59. I have been English Paper Piecing both a grandmother's garden quilt and charm quilt with one inch hexi's. Two charm packs makes a flower with an extra for the other. Thanks for the chance!

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  60. Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance. I would probably use it for a childs charity quilt. I love to add solids around them to make them bigger squares and then off set them. There is also a great freebie pattern on http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/ that uses 10" sqs but I used 5" instead, worked out great.

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  61. Just popping in to say your Sea Shards quilt is awesome! Love the little porthole. Love the quilting too on your table runner. So pretty!

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  62. I use Charm Packs with my other fabrics and make purses or table runners.

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