Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 FAL - Q3 Winners!


Today is the day we are privileged to announce the winners for Q3 of the 2017 Finish-Along.


If you are low on inspiration or maybe your sewing mojo has been missing lately, we highly recommend you visit some of the finishes from the third quarter of the year.  There are a lot of beauties linked up and ready to inspire you!

Thank you again to our generous sponsors. Without further ado, the winners - each picked by the random number generator - of the Q3 FAL prizes are:



The Q3 Winner of the 2 PDF patterns from Just Jude Designs goes to Jennie who blogs at Jennie's Threads and she made this colorful and cheery quilt.


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The Q3 Winner of the $25 gift certificate from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop goes to Marisa via IG @mmckee_10 and she made these creative patchwork curtains.


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The Q3 Winner of the 2 PDF patterns from Charm About You goes to Brenda who blogs at The Quilting Nook and she made this stunning dress.


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The Q3 Winner of the $50 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop goes to Angela via IG @heartofcharnwood and she made this great quilt back! (The quilt is a surprise so she couldn't share the front.)

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The Q3 Winner of the 3 PDF patterns from Elven Garden Quilts goes to Katie who blogs at Karma Willow Designs and she made an absolutely beautiful Swoon quilt (and isn't this photo great!)


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The Q3 Winner of the $25 gift certificate from Tartankiwi goes to Heather who blogs at Quilting and Beyond and she made these fantastic quilted banners.


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The Q3 Winner of the 3 PDF patterns from Blossom Heart Quilts goes to Jenny via IG @silverbellsandcockleshells and she made this great BW Sailors Top.


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The Q3 Winner of the $50 gift certificate from Mad About Patchwork goes to Mercedes who blogs at LadyFriend Designs who made this lovely quilt.


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The Q3 Winner of the 3 PDF Patterns from During Quiet Time goes to Celine who blogs at Espritpatch and she made this perfect Ogden Cami.


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The Q3 Winner of your choice of 3 individual patterns from Happy Quilting goes to Sarah who blogs at Cedar Fork Stitches and she made this fantastic quilt.


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The Q3 Winner of the 2 PDF patterns from Cooking Up Quilts goes to Cathy via IG @cathyewbank and she made this super cute clamshell drawstring bag.


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The Q3 Winner of the 3 PDF patterns from Sew Sweetness goes to Joelle via IG @joellemaude and she made this fun and colorful quilt.


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The Q3 Winner of the $30 gift certificate from Knotted Thread goes to Kathy who blogs at Life in Pieces and she made this super cute quilt (love the butterflies!)


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The Q3 Winner of the Camp Bag Pattern Pack from The Littlest Thistle goes to Debbie who blogs at A Quilter's Table and she made this gorgeous improv quilt.


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The Q3 Winner of the $15 gift certificate from Green Fairy Quilts goes to Teresa who blogs at Aurea's Kitchen and she made this adorable dress and bloomer set.


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The Q3 Winner of the 2 PDF patterns from Quilting Jet Girl goes to Corinne at CorinneLouise via Flickr and she quilted this stunning pillow.


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The Q3 Winner of the $30 gift certificate from Sunny Day Supply goes to Linda who blogs at The Pieceful Kingdom and she made this gorgeous low volume quilt.


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The Q3 Winners (3) of a six month subscription each to Make Modern Magazine goes to

1. Jennifer via IG @CrimsonConfection and she made this pretty quilt.



2.  Kathy who blogs at Kathy's Kwilts and More and she made this great Dr. Who quilt.



3.  Helen via IG @archiewonderdog and she knitted these pretty (and I'm sure snuggly) socks.


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The Q3 Winner of the $30 gift certificate from Clover & Violet goes to Kate who blogs at Katie Mae Quilts who made this bold and very pretty quilt.


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The Q3 Winner of the $20 gift certificate from Sew Me A Song goes to Mary who blogs at Pondering It All and she made these super handy zipper bags.


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The Q3 Winner of the $40 gift certificate from Imagine Gnats goes to Pippa via IG @Pippaspatch and she made this sweet and scrappy quilt.


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The Q3 Winner of the $25 gift certificate from Studio 39 Fabrics goes to Andree who blogs at Quilting & Learning and she made this beautiful quilt.


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Congratulations to the winners and thank you to the sponsors!!  I hope you are having a successful Q4, be prepared to start linking up those finishes starting December 31, 2017.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

City Sampler Finish!!

I'm so excited to finally be sharing my City Sampler quilt with you today! This quilt has been in the making since August 2016 when I participated in the #100days100blocks QAL organized by Angie at Gnome Angel.

This is also my 5th finish off the 2017 FAL list for Q4!!


Each of the 100 blocks was pieced with scraps in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, brown, purple and pink. I chose to sash the blocks with Kona Ash which makes the colours really pop.


I had a lot of fun fussy cutting some of the fabrics in the blocks...




For the quilting, I rented some time on a mid-arm machine at Atelier Fiber Arts. That was crazy fun! I used my trusty Aurifil in Dove (50 wt) for the quilting.

The backing is a wide back I ordered last year, when I first finished this quilt top.


I'm so thrilled with my City Sampler, there's just no way I'm parting with this one. It is staying right here with me and it just might become my new bed quilt once it's not so cold anymore! A cotton quilt just won't do when it's -25 degrees outside!!

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern: City Sampler by Tula Pink
  • Size: 85" square 
  • Fabrics: All scraps and Kona Ash for the sashing 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt 
  • Recipient: Me!!

I will be celebrating this finish with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and with Busy Hands Quilting for TGIFF!

 
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