Have a Heart Project QUILTING Winners

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s another cold one today here in Wisconsin.  I’m hoping March brings some warmer weather … at least above zero.
49 beautiful quilts were made for the Project QUILTING Have a Heart Challenge! Let’s see who won people’s choice and the random prizes.

Viewer’s Choice

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Congratulations to Leah of Quilted Delight’s for winning ‘Viewer’s Choice’ by getting 132 votes for her quilt My Growing Heart! 
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10 Small Spools of Aurora from liah duncan for Aurifil Thread will soon be arriving in the mail for you!
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You also get to pick a pattern from Mishka's Playground including the newly released 2015 quilt-along - Aiming for Accuracy II!

Our Viewer’s Choice Runner up is …

Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks with her quilt ‘Love You to Pieces’
Carla will be so excited to get mail in a few days and find the following …
This fabulous key fob made by Trisha Frankland of Quilt Chicken
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Your very own Project QUILTING Duffel Bag!

Random Prizes

45 names went into the magic hat!  (Diane, Capri, Mercedi and I can’t win prizes).
Now it’s time to see who my girls picked to win the random prizes!


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Priory Square by Katy Jones Collection of mini spools of Aurifil Thread will be heading to …
Judee Koda!


“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $30.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting.
The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends.  Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate.  The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.
Congratulations Quilted Delights!
Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns(value $8.00).
Here are the six quilt patterns the winner will get to chose from:
  • Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Textures Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Quilted Checkbook or Calendar Pattern – PDF
  • Quilted Pocket Purse – PDF
  • Turn a Quilt into a Bag Pattern – PDF

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    Pip was super excited to pick Jan Lum!
    Another quick picture of Pip because she just looks so cute in her first gymnastics leo!

    PRIZE 4

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    Mishka's Playground is giving one lucky person a choice of a pattern from her store including the newly released 2015 quilt-along!  And that lucky person is …
    Quilt It Baby!

    PRIZE 5

    Waggons West is donating a custom quilt label to …
    PK Soldberg!

    PRIZE 6

    Sew BitterSweet Designs is giving one lucky person a choice of a pattern.
    Pip was adamant that this was the last name she was drawing!  Congratulations Pamela Wickman!

    PRIZE 7

    Silhouettes from Laundry Basket Quilts will be mailed to …

    PRIZE 8

    Sidewalk CafĂ© Table Runner from Mill House Quilts will be hand delivered to …
    Trisha of Quilt Chicken!

    PRIZE 9

    Charm Raising Pattern and the Best.Day.Ever! Charm Pack from Village Creek.. will be heading to …

    Carol Johnston!

    PRIZE 10

    A good friend of mine, Trish Frankland of Quilt Chicken, recently won a beyond amazing prize from the Bad Ass Quilter’s Society to celebrate reaching 8,000 followers on facebook.
    From her prize she’d like to pass on the Quiltspirations! Cards created by LoveBugStudio’s on to our last winner of the day …
    Lucky Duck Dreams
    Congratulations to all the winners!  Check your inboxes and if you don’t hear from me by Monday don’t hesitate to contact me!
    The next challenge goes up tomorrow at noon!

    Bear Paw Blocks–ALYoFs February Goal Complete

    My ButtonI made it by the skin of my teeth!  My ALYoF goal for February was to finish my ‘Grunge’ Bear Paw Quilt blocks. 


    I started the month with 14 blocks … my final goal was 25. 



    And with just one day to spare I finally did it!  One of my hang ups is that I’m not good at the half square triangle tricks that enables one to sew them up and they’re already the correct size.  I have to make them a bit bigger and trim them down if I want to be accurate.  I’ve tried the other methods and I’m just not precise enough of a stitcher to make it work.  But trimming them down always works and the end result is worth it for me.


    I put these in black and white too to check values.  Looking pretty good …


    Next up – putting these 25 blocks together into a quilt top!

    Did you finish your February goal?

    TGIFF–Flurry is Finished!


    I’m super excited to once again be the host of TGIFF!  (Thank Goodness it’s FINISHED Friday!).  When I signed up for this Friday I figured I’d have a Project QUILTNG Piece to share with you all but it turns out it was an off week for the challenges (the next challenge goes up on Sunday) which meant I actually had to finish something else.  I have quite a few projects that are WIPs right now but I wanted to show you more than just some completed blocks.


    So – I pulled out the mini quilt ‘Flurry’ I made using the free pattern from the Aurifil Monthly Designer features.  This one was designed by the talented Gudrun Erla. 


    It’s one of those little quilts that I have piles of tops that just aren’t finished.  I decided it was time to quilt this little guy!  Of course I had to use the fabulous aurifil thread to quilt this guy!  I chose a fun orange-esque color 2228 for my quilting.  I liked how it would accent the turquoises, blues and silvers that are dominant in the quilt.


    I had a lot of fun using my free motion foot on my Bernina to quilt this little guy!IMG_7693

    The center is just so much fun!


    And I did this cool rain drop type thing in the corners.

    Do you like to free motion quilt?  I find that practicing on these little guys helps me hone my skills and gain confidence. 


    Before I knew it the quilting was done! 


    I have a secret … this can be a little table topper if you like – but I finished this with a pillow case back.  IMG_7704If you’d prefer – it can be an adorable pillow to add to your home!  (I need a bigger pillow insert but for lack of time I had to make do with one that was slightly too small …)


    One can never have too many pillows.  I’m not sure if my husband agrees but my kids definitely do!

    Now it’s your turn!  What did you finish this week?  Link up below and be sure to try to visit a few other posts and leave a comment!

    Layout 8 for the #scrappycrownalong

    Pip and I have a super busy day.  I’m  not sure about you but if I have to leave the house and drive into town I try to get as much done as possible.  This morning we’re heading to the post office so I can apply for a new passport (mine expired).  This year is our 10th anniversary; we’re not sure where we’re going but we don’t want to be limited because our passports are expired.  Then to drop off some quilts for the Sun Prairie Quilt Show.  At lunchtime we’re meeting up with a good friend of mine whom I miss a ton! 

    Before we head out to start our day, I’m going to share with you the eighth block layout for the #scrappycrownalong.

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    Here are the first eight 30” block layouts in EQ7. It’s so exciting to see there are only four to go!  We’re 2/3 of the way there!


    This is my actual Block 8.  I used four 5” crown of thorns block along with 6 half square triangle blocks and … But wait!  Do you see that I used a new 5” block in the upper left and lower right corners!?  That means you get a free little tutorial and another alternative to making 5” Crown of Thorns Blocks.

    The Crown Block

    Cutting Instructions

    Crown Fabric


    2 – 1.5” x 3.5” strips
    2 – 1.5” x 1.5” squares



    2 – 1.5” x 5.5” strips
    2 – 1.5” x 3.5” strips
    5 – 1.5” x 1.5” squares



    On the wrong side of four of your 1.5” square background fabrics draw a diagonal line.


    Place the squares with the lines on them right sides together with your two 1.5” x 3.5” strips of crown fabric in the orientation shown above. 


    Stitch right along the lines you drew.  This is what your two strips should look like at this point.


    Trim the corners off a 1/4” from the seam you just stitched.


    Press open towards the corners.  Now layout your fabrics like this. 


    The next step is to sew your three 1.5” squares together so it goes crown, background, crown and makes a new 1.5” x 3.5” strip.  At this point you have three 1.5” x 3.5” strips in your center.


    Sew the top strip to the center strip and press towards the top.


    Next sew the bottom strip on and press towards the bottom.


    Add the two 1.5” x 3.5” background strips to each side of your center block. Press towards the strip.


    And finish off by adding your 1.5” x 5.5” background strips to the top and bottom of your block.  Press towards the strips and voila!  You have a fun little crown block to use in place of the 5” Crown of Thorns blocks. 


    Here are my eight blocks laid out in my quilt so far!  This is just so cool and I’m loving how the ‘other’ five inch block options are adding even more fun to the quilt!

    Layout 9 will be posted on Monday so stop by again soon!  Just four more layouts to go and we’ll have enough blocks for a king size quilt!  Wowza!!!!

    Please use #scrappycrownalong to share your photo's!
    Also - join in the #scrappycrownalong flickr group and share your progress photo's there!

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