Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Enjoyed spending today at AQS Knoxville where my 'Bordered Beyond the Block' was a semi-finalist entry in the show. It was hung two away from a 1st place entry, so that was exciting too!

I had an opportunity to talk one-on-one for quite a while with Cheri Meineke-Johnson and get some advice about applying crystals...both how and where. This will help me with my 'Starlight-Flutterbright' quilt.

My afternoon was spent mostly doing the 'quilt block' hunt to various Knoxville businesses. There were 18 locations to find, I got 'em all! ...but only 12 blocks to fill in your 'quilt' tonight I'll have fun figuring out which ones I want to use, or if some can be used as 'applique' elements  HAA!!!!

ok, why am I writing this post? Well, I got a new pattern written, and even though I posted yesterday on Facebook that I was looking for testers, I want to be sure that any blog followers have the opportunity to get in on this. I 've got one more spot I'm willing to fill. Here is the deal....I'll send you the pattern via email, and in return I'd like you to make it (variations acceptable), provide me with feedback on the pattern by August 1, I may photograph it as a variation of the pattern, and if you'd like me to quilt it, I'll give you a 1 cent per square inch discount (i.e. an unregulated 'bones' stipple ...would be just thread and tax).

So...original quilt "Hugs and Kisses" and a digitally created variation. Let me know if you'd be willing to test this--it is very simple construction and allows for many different setting variations. Thanks!

EQ7 2011 BOM- on track
Jinny Beyer 2010 BOM - all blocks now framed
Lonestar wall hanging - fixed some of the bad setting blocks and have drafted ideas on how to complete it - target August

Oddie's Wild Nature - target July
One-fabric re-pieced table cloth - target October

Completed Tops awaiting Quilting
1892 Rondure -- MQX still open for application, wondering if I can submit it
2006 Basket BOM - target August
Tulip wall hanging --this is a redo of the quilting - target November
Colorwash Heart Duvet Cover -- this is to salvage an old duvet - target December

Embellishing to be added? Yes!....after my chat today.
Starlight-Flutterbright (crystals to be applied), now hanging @ Highland Quilts, Athena, OR

New: 0
Completed: 5
In Progress: 10


  1. Ooh, this is similar to one I came up with for my challenge block in the Skill Builder Sampler! Except mine gives more of a chain of diamonds effect. If I could finish some stuff I would be willing to test!

  2. Congrats!!! I'd be willing to test, but with my 2 boys home, I don't think I could get it done that fast... I'd be more than willing to take a good look at it, read it, and give you any feedback by then if you want! Love the pattern! Hoping to make it to W2 some time soon!

  3. Wow~ Congrats on being a semi-finalist! Beautiful work!

  4. Wow - I can't fit the sewing in right now, but it sure is fantastic of you to ask us if we'd like to be testers. I'd love to do that for a future pattern if you do one again. :) (and I voted again!! Hope you win)