January Fresh Sewing Day

Ack! It’s February! I saw my husband flipping the calendar and had a mini panic attack. “It’s already February!” Him (sarcastically): “Yes, that usually comes after January.” Me: “That means we are having a baby next month!”

As far as things on the sewing front: they were slow, to say the least, in January. Nothing like a new month to remind you what you didn’t do last month. Blah. I spent the early part of the month in a serious no sewing loss of sewing mojo. It has only returned to a moderate level. I’m fairly certain that a major clean and reorganization of my sewing room would help, but I’m sort of dreading that task!

I did manage a few sewing projects, though. As well as some sewing related projects that were exclusively digital.

I’ve got all the blocks planned out for the Road Trip Quilt Along this summer. I think they will make a nice little sampler quilt!

Road Trip Quilt Along sampler quilt 2013

I made my first printable PDF for a quilt block. This one is to go with my tutorial for the Spiderweb quilt block.

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finally finished the top of the quilt from the free form robin I participated in last year. I can’t wait to finish this one!

Wonky diamond border for free form robin quilt

I have a few more blocks for Brian’s quilt finished. I really need to get this put together!

Turning twenty again blocks for Brian

And I wrote a tutorial for a pretty little checkbook cover.

Checkbook cover tutorial

 

I also have finished bee blocks that will go in the mail today and have been practicing free motion quilting by working on quilting my Road Trip Quilt Along Sampler quilt from last summer.

So, that’s it. No real finishes per say. Leaves me something to strive for I guess.

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Best of 2012

It was just a year ago that I started this little blog.  Sometimes I feel like I haven’t really moved forward much since then, but then I look back at all I did accomplish, and I’m definitely satisfied.  As  reminder to myself, I thought I’d post my favorite projects from each month of this last year.

January 2012

I jumped on board with a pin cushion swap and decided to write a tutorial for a pin cushion caddy.  It was one of the first posts on Sewing by Moonlight, and it is still regularly visited.  Pin cushion caddy tutorial

February 2012

In February, I made an addition to Karen’s starter block in the Be Free Bees free form robin that was an idea had been holding in my head for some time.  It was a technique I had seen on a wall hanging in a quilt shop that involved 3-dimentional pieces of fabric sewn in to create the effect of water.  I was thrilled to finally have the perfect project to try it out.  Karen's Wisconsin block + Round 1 additions

March 2012

In looking through my March project posts, I’m finding several that I’m pleased with.  I posted my first quilt block tutorial, for a partially paper pieced (say that 5 times fast) block I called Sunset Squared.

Sunset squared quilt block tutorial

I tried New York Beauty blocks and made them small, 5-1/2 inches, to add to Nichol’s quilt, which I had that month for the Be Free Bees.

New York Beauty blocks: favorite corner of addition for Nichol

My daughter still loves the ruffle skirt I made, and she happens to be wearing it today!  (She looks so much older than she did in the photos from that post, just 9 months ago!)

Ruffle skirt

April 2012

With winter over, I finally finished my winter table runner.  Go figure.  Now matter, though, I’ve been using it this year, and I love it!  It’s great to have a seasonal decoration that I don’t have to put away after Christmas is over!

Half square triangle winter table runner with snowflake appliqué

May 2012

Hmm, seems May was another good month for projects I loved.  I was a guest poster at A Girl in Paradise with my Rainbow Double Staircase baby quilt.  In that post, I said I loved this quilt so much that it almost made me want to have another baby.  That “almost” has become a reality and Girl #3 is due at the end of March!

Rainbow double staircase baby quilt

A friend requested a mei tai from a Michael Miller giraffe garden print, and I added an appliqué of one of the giraffes to the sleeping hood.  So cute!

Giraffe appliqué mei tai with gray canvas straps

June 2012

June was actually a pretty productive month, especially considering I was gone for the entirety of the month.  I posted my first tutorial (Virginia) for the Road Trip Quilt Along (the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th tutorial for the QAL were also posted in June).

Road Trip Quilt Along: Virginia

The mei tai I made for my friend Emily is one of my favorites.  The reverse makes me just as happy as the “front” side.  I think it’s the turquoise straps.  They were her request, but they look awesome!

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At my sister’s wedding, my mom and I presented her with a quilt we had been working on together for the better part of a year.  It was made of 121 6-inch blocks from The Civil War Love Letter Quilt book.

Civil War Love Letter Quilt

July 2012

For the second month in a row, my family was on the road.  We did a lot of camping and moving about, and thus, there was not a lot of sewing happening.  I did manage to continue posting the tutorials for the Road Trip Quilt Along, including South Dakota, which gave me some trouble in the construction, but I really loved it when finished.

South Dakota quilt block

August 2012

My daughter was going to be starting her first season of soccer, and she needed a little bag to carry her shoes and water bottle.  I wrote a tutorial for a little sports cinch sac that I made for her.  Her favorite color is green, so the green soccer monkey fabric was just perfect!

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September 2012

Even though I had never attempted hand embroidery before, I joined an embroidery hoop swap through Bee a {Modern} Swapper and finished my first hoopie!  I love how it turned out, and my partner was happy too!

Split hexagon embroidery hoop

The “queen bee” for this month requested house blocks and I’m still giggling that I made a yurt quilt block!

yurt quilt block

October 2012

The Sewing by Moonlight Etsy shop opened in October!  The shop is languishing a bit at the moment, but one of my 2013 goals is to get it in shape and increase my inventory.

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I also tried English paper piecing for the first time and made a large rose star wall hanging, with the colors and design inspired by a photo I took at Glacier National Park.

Glacier inspired rose star

November 2012

A mei tai is a project that requires a significant time investment, so a month in which I finished three mei tais means I managed to carve out some great sewing time that month!  I also finally completed the quilt top from the Road Trip Quilt Along (now if I could just finish the quilting!).

Road Trip Quilt Along quilt

Two new quilt block tutorials were posted in November: one was an update on the spider web quilt block and the other was a hexagon block I designed inspired by the triangles I tried in English paper piecing.

12.5 spider web quilt block tutorial Multiples of 3 - quilt block tutorial

December 2012

For the last couple weeks of the year, I sort of dropped off the face of the blogosphere.  We were out of town and there was just no sewing happening, not to mention, limited internet time.  I’m not complaining: we had a great trip to visit both mine and my husband’s families in the midwest.  Earlier in the month, though, I finally finished a mini quilt for a swap.  What a saga that was.  I ended up keeping it for myself, I had invested so much time and tears into it.

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Since I kept that one, I had to make a new one to send off in the swap, and I’m just as pleased with my second attempt, and the design of a tree in the sunset.

Tree in the Sunset mini quilt

Now to see what 2013 will bring!  There is some amazing bloggy inspiration from the past year at the Fresh Sewing Day link up if you want more!

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SMS Giveaway Day: WINNER posted!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway!  The winner have been chosen!

It’s Giveaway Day (Week)!

Welcome to Sewing by Moonlight.  If you’d like to know more about the woman behind the blog, feel free to click over to my About section.

I wrote two tutorials for quilt blocks in the past month, which might interest you.

Multiples of 3 is a block inspired by the 3-parted equilateral triangles often seen in English paper piecing, but this one is machine pieced.  The spider web block is an update on the great tutorial by Heather at House of a la Mode.  This one finishes at 12.5 inches, and I show you how to make a template for the center so you will have less fabric waste.

  

The Giveaway

I have two prizes to giveaway today.

I opened my Sewing by Moonlight Etsy shop 6 weeks ago.  It’s going poorly thus far, to be honest, but this is the bag that was my inspiration to begin selling handmade items.  The first one I made was a library bag for my 3-year-old daughter, so she could carry her books without the bag dragging on the ground.  Then I realized it was also the perfect size to tuck under my arm and use as a project bag, or everyday bag.

It’s a great bag because it’s lined with heavyweight fabric so it can hold books and things without falling apart and it has a cute little zippered pocket to hold your phone, keys, and small items (or a library card!).

If handmade bags aren’t your thing, and you’d rather have some fabric to do your own thing, how about this great little fat quarter bundle?  You get some of this totally cute Posie print from Flea Market Fancy and 3 co-ordinating Kona solids.  Gotta have some solids.  

How to Enter

Leave a comment: I clearly need some help with selling my handmade items.  Tell me: what handmade items do you purchase OR what sort of handmade bag would you buy (clutch, purse, diaper bag, tote, snack bag, messenger bag, etc.).  OR if you have experience selling handmade, give me your best tip.

Let me know if you prefer the bag or the fabric or either.

I’m attempting to be more interactive in Social Media, so for a second entry, Like Sewing by Moonlight on Facebook.

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Now, go forth and enter giveaways!  Good luck!

Sunday Stash: Texting while sewing

I LOVE that this bundle is called “Texting while sewing,” and I love how perfect it is for this little set of text fabrics.  I joined the Nancy Drew blog hop (now postponed until March) and this is just what I needed for my project.

The assignment for the blog hop is to use the soon-to-be-released Nancy Drew fabric in any capacity.  The project I’m planning will use the panel that is six of the Nancy Drew book cover.  I thought it would be perfect to combine with text fabrics.

Since I don’t currently have any text fabric, I went looking at Etsy and found the “Texting while sewing” bundle on Sew Me A Song.

I love them and I can’t wait to use them in my top secret mystery Nancy Drew project!

 

Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday!

Welcome to Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday on Sewing by Moonlight.

My name is Em and I have far too much on my mind. Sewing is my release! I just recently opened my Etsy store (with all of 6 items) and now have a Facebook page. I would be delighted if you came by to Like Sewing by Moonlight on Facebook!

This week, I had hoped to show you this little mini, all quilted and bound, since last week it was all quilted (one would think I could accomplish 96 linear inches of binding in one week).
 But, alas!  Horror of horrors!  There was an attack by a tiny, marker-weilding terrorist and this happened:
 So instead of binding this lovely mini this week, I spent a lot of time trying to (as of yet, unsuccessfully) remove dry erase marker from white fabric.  (insert sobbing)

I did give you a sneak peek last week at a quilt I was ambitious about finishing this week, but life happened, and quilting did not.  However, I finished the back of the quilt, and the quilt sandwich is completed, so that is definitely significant in my book!  I’m going to quilt this myself, and I’m admittedly a bit nervous about it.  This is a bed-sized quilt (72 x 90) and it will be the largest thing I’ve quilted on my home machine.  I would appreciate any words of encouragement you care to offer on that front!

This is the Road Trip Quilt Along quilt, which came together as a result of the 16 weeks of Road Trip Quilt Along tutorials I posted this summer and early fall.

I added the strip pieced sections to the top and bottom of the quilt because I wanted it to be rectangular rather than square.  And then two borders finished it off.

I am trying to decide if I should attempt to add the name of the state each block represents in the quilting so I don’t forget.  That’s Virginia, in the upper left corner, the block I completed first on the Road Trip Quilt Along.  Right below it is South Dakota, which gave me some trouble the first time I attempted it, but turned out to be one of my favorite blocks.

The back of the quilt is mostly Kona coal, but I pieced the back with extra fabric from the blocks and few blocks that were rejected or redone.

There are two Pennsylvania blocks here, one deconstructed and rearranged, and the other that I just decided to redo because I didn’t love it.  You can also see my first attempt at the interior of that South Dakota block, which turned out too small.

I’d love to see what you’ve been up to this week!  If you’re in the U.S. did you accomplish stuffing yourself with turkey today?  I did, but just a little because I wanted to save room to stuff myself with PIE!



Blogger’s Quilt Festival Nomination Time: my favorites

It’s nomination time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  The nomination form is up at Amy’s Creative Side, and you have until tomorrow, November 4th to nominate your favorite quilts in a variety of categories.  Voting on the nominees will be November 5-8.

Of course I would love it if you felt inclined to nominate my entry, the Civil War Love Letter Quilt, in any of these categories: favorite bed quilt, favorite group or bee quilt, favorite quilt photographer (I thought I was being creative taking photos of a Civil War Love Letter quilt draped over a Civil War cannon!).  I’m #581.

Really, though, go look at all the amazing entries and pick your favorites!

I thought it might be fun to share my nominations for the various categories.  That way, I will feel like all the time I spent looking at quilts had another purpose than just my personal entertainment!

Favorite baby quilt: Baby clothes on the line (#618) by Piece and Quilt.  Cute idea for a little one.  I like how she imitated the pattern in the print in a large scale on the border.  

Favorite throw quilt: Who’s your granny? (#81) by Retired to Quilt.  I think what did it for me with this one was the cool way she added the borders on the blocks.  

Favorite bed quilt: Rainbow Derecho (#422) by Water Penny.  Totally cool multicolored swirls and I can totally get the derecho inspiration.  

Favorite group or bee quilt: Civil War Love Letter quilt (#581) by Sewing by Moonlight.  I love that this quilt collaboration between my mother and me, so of course I feel it deserves the nomination in this category.  Favorite two color quilt: You are my sunshine (#197) by Porch Swing Quilts.  The yellow and orange string blocks just make me happy to look at!  

Favorite ROYGBIV quilt:  Over the rainbow New York Beauty/circle of geese by Better off Thread.  Amazing over all.  I love the variety of neutrals used, the quilting, and that embroidered quote in the middle!

Favorite applique quilt:  Winter blooms (#383) by Litamora.  This is different than what I usually gravitate towards; the colors are a lot more muted.  But the quilting is great and all those little appliqué flowers are darling!

Favorite hand-quilted quilt:  Camelot quilt (#359) by Little Island Quilting. I literally said “wow” aloud when I saw this quilt.  It’s a big, bed sized quilt, but all the blocks were pieced by hand and the quilting is also done by hand.  I love the star blocks and I like the play of the not-solid background.  

Favorite home machine quilted:  Neutral linen with color pops (#180) by Jibberish Designs.  I really like how the concentric circle quilting plays against the straight line piecing.  Cool effect where the circles of quilting overlap.  

Favorite professionally quilted:  Flower quilting with chevrons (#431) by Doodle Moochie.  I would have loved to see a whole-quilt photo of this one, but the category is quilting, and it’s beautiful.  The small quilting around the flowers really gives them some dimension! 

Favorite quilt photographer:  Civil War Love Letter quilt (#581) by Sewing by Moonlight.  I love that this quilt fell into place and I had the perfect opportunity to photograph a Civil War Love Letter quilt with a Civil War cannon and with a statue of Civil War General Grant.  Perfect.
    

Favorite art quilt:  Penny and Fletcher (#273) by Penny Dog Patchwork.  This is amazing.  I can’t believe it’s a quilt!

Favorite doll/mini quilt:  A light in the dark (#397) by Don’t Call Me Betsy.  I really do have a thing for stars.  These vibrant paper pieced stars in a background of a charcoal text print are fantastic.  

Favorite wall hanging:  Bird on a wire  (#105) by Grace and Favour.  This is just beyond cute.  A series of lines with miniature quilts hanging on them and bird silhouettes on top. 

Favorite scrap quilt:  Technicolor Dream scrap quilt (#138) by Persimon Dreams.  Huge scrappy blocks in a rainbow of colors, all from her scrap bin.  I could totally do this, and the effect of all the different scraps in each color is awesome!  

Honorable mention:  With well over 600 entries in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, it was tough to pick just a few favorites.  There is an overwhelming pool of talent out there.  Here are a few of my other favorite that I wasn’t able to nominate (I hope someone else did!).

QR Code quilt (#45) by Lolly Quiltz.  

Tetris (#161) by Fabric Engineer.  

Chasing Rain (#195) by Sweet Boater Chick.

By Sea or by Land (#404) by Sew Happiness.

New Wave Solid Gradient (#474) by Live. Love. Create

So, there you have it!  My favorite quilts from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  Ooh, eye candy for quilters and fabric lovers!  Now, go nominate your favorites!!

Civil War Love letters, Revisited: Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry

EDIT: Nominations are open!  You can see all the entries in the Blogger’s Quilt festival at Amy’s Creative Side.  The nomination form is also on her site.  This quilt is #581 and is nominated in the bed quilt, group or bee quilt, and quilt photographer categories.

Oh my!  Suddenly, I find myself with just hours to enter the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  I kept looking at the page and noticing that the dates on the blog button say “October 26-November 9.”  Well, turns out, I have until the end of TODAY to submit my quilt and the remainder of the festival is nominating and voting for your favorite quilts!

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is a twice yearly event for the online community of quilters to share a favorite quilt and the story behind it.  Then the entries are open for voting and everyone can pick their favorites.

This is the Civil War Love Letters Quilt, with blocks from the book by Rosemary Youngs.  It was a collaboration between my mother and me, and was presented as a wedding gift to my sister and her new husband when they were married this past summer.

The story behind this quilt is one of many pieces, falling perfectly into place.  This quilt, its creation, and the recipients were meant to be.

Chapter 1: The recipients

My sister Christine and her new husband, Patrick, are Civil War reenactors.  On summer weekends, their idea of a good time is to go out in a field and camp in canvas tents and pretend to have battles (with cannons!  Cannons, people!) during the day.

Patrick and Christine are below in period dress. This is Christine’s man character. She has a man character and a woman character that she uses when reenacting. Both were real people who lived during the Civil War era. Note the canvas tents in the background.

And when the weather is no longer conducive to camping in canvas tents and firing cannons, there are winter balls to attend!  Look, she’s wearing a hoop skirt!

I don’t quite understand the excitement in this hobby, but Christine and Patrick enjoy it, and it is something they enjoy doing together.

Chapter 2: The Quilt and the Quilters

Eleven months before Christine and Patrick were married, some of the quilters on blogs I enjoy were talking about the Farmer’s Wife Quilt.  Since I had no idea what this was, I did a quick search and learned that this was a quilt based on blocks in a book.  When I clicked on the book, Amazon.com suggested I might also enjoy a book called “The Civil War Love Letter Quilt.”

The moment I saw it, a light bulb went on in my head.  What could be a more perfect wedding gift for two Civil War reenactors sharing their love and beginning their life together than a quilt made from a book called “The Civil War Love Letter Quilt”?

My mother had begun quilting a few years before, and I had recently started dabbling in quilting myself.  I asked my mom if she would collaborate with me on this project, and she agreed.  Over the course of the 8 months or so, the two of us completed every single one of the 121 6-inch blocks in the book.  Some of the blocks were so intricate that they had as many as 81 different pieces.  Eighty-one separate pieces of fabric to compose one six-inch quilt block!

We chose fabric from the green, blue and orange colorway of Lola’s Posies by Lila Tueller, split it between us, and then we each added in other fabrics to coordinate.  We divided the blocks between us, and we made a schedule so that we would be sure to finish with enough time before the wedding for the quilt to be quilted and bound.

The back of the quilt has a row of fabric scrap blocks from the quilt, and a few that ended up too small and were redone.  We also added an embroidered dedication block to one corner.

The quilting was done by Pat Willis, who is local to my mom out of Menominee, IL.  She really did an amazing job!

Here we are with our masterpiece and parts of historic, Civil War town Galena, Illinois in the background:

Chapter 3: Capturing the Quilt

One more piece that fits in this puzzle.  I grew up in historic Galena, Illinois, which just happens to be the hometown of Civil War General Ulysses S Grant.  Galena’s Grant Park has several Civil War cannons on display, as well as views of the town, which is composed of many restored Civil War era buildings.  It was the perfect location to capture this Civil War Love Letter quilt with my camera.

The Soldier’s Memorial and Napolean Cannon are in the background of the next photo.

General Ulysses S Grant gives his full approval of the Civil War Love Letter Quilt.

Chapter 4: Presentation

I was the Maid (ahem …) Matron of Honor at Christine and Patrick’s wedding.  During the reception, I gave a speech and used some bits of history to weave in the story of the Civil War Love Letter Quilt.  Each spread of the book features the quilt block on one side and an actual letter from a soldier who fought in the Civil War on the opposing page.  The quilt was presented to Christine and Patrick along with a copy of the book so they can read the stories within.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures approximately 100 x 100  inches
Special techniques used: paper piecing on some blocks
Quilted by Pat Willis, Menominee, Illinois
Best Category: bed quilt, group or bee quilt, quilt photography
Entry: #581 

Inspired by Glacier National Park

When Laura and Katy were planning their road trip around the southwest the United States, they knew they wanted to fit in a little sewing and they decided that English Paper Piecing (EPP) would be a great option since it’s all hand sewing: no sewing machine required.  Hey, I know how they feel!  When we were planning to be gone for 2 months this summer, I knew I needed to find a way to fit in a little sewing.  That is what inspired me to buy my 1/2 size sewing machine and begin the Road Trip QAL.

Laura and Katy thought that this EPP project would be even more fun if they included a lot of other sewing friends, so they began the Traveling PicStitch Blog Hop.

The idea behind this blog hop is to take a travel picture (yours or borrowed), put it in a color palette generator, and create an EPP project inspired by the colors in the travel photo.  So, throughout all of October and November, a different blogger will showcase an EPP Project every day (schedule here).  A few weeks ago, when Laura indicated she needed to fill a few more days on the blog hop, I volunteered.  Why I thought it might be a good idea to invite people over to my blog to see my EPP project when I have never, ever even attempted English Paper Piecing before, I do not know.

But here we are.  I worked really hard yesterday trying to finish up this project for you today, even fitting in a little bit of sewing during the daytime (gasp)!

I took my inspiration photo from Glacier National Park, where my family visited this summer.  Let me take you on a quick tour.

Glacier National Park is an incredible place.  Around every turn is another sweeping view of snow topped mountains and tumbling waterfalls.

We visited in July, which is springtime in Glacier National Park, and the wildflowers were in full bloom.

There are an abundance of lakes and water sources and the water is this insane color of deep turquoise.  It’s gorgeous, and completely unlike anything else I’ve seen.

Put this all together, and you have a fairytale photo of brightly colored wildflowers in front of a backdrop of a clear, beautiful lake, reaching outward until it touches the mountains and the scene rises to the crystal sky.

This was my inspiration.  I created a color palette that reflected flowers, mountains, and sky, and decided to create a rose star wall hanging.

I wanted to get a feel of the photograph when I created the piece.  The colors of the flowers in the foreground of the photo become the center of the rose star.  The mountains, with green at the base, and dark blues near the tops are the 3-parted triangles around the center.  And the light blue of the sky nestles between the mountains.

I learned my free motion quilting definitely needs some practice, but this was a good piece to practice with because it’s small, and I’m not giving it to anyone!  The colors of the wildflowers have a flower pattern in the quilting.

And the quilting for the mountains and sky follow the lines of those features.  I used a textured swiss dot fabric for the background, and I thought the loopy quilting pattern could be the path of snowflakes as they fall to the ground.

I attached the binding in my usual after dark sewing time last night.

And this is currently hanging on my closet door until I can rig a method of attaching it to my sloping, roofline walls in my sewing room.

Did you make is this far?  I hope you enjoyed the Glacier adventure!  Go visit Sewing Over Pins to see Claire’s fabulous, bright rose star from yesterday’s blog hop stop.  For more travel inspired English Paper Piecing Fun, you can also visit Esprit Patch tomorrow, and Creative Inspiraciones on Friday.

Guess what?  You can play, too!  There will be a link-up on November 30th with fabulous prizes from Fabricworm, Pink Castle Fabrics, Aurafil, and others.

You’ve got plenty of time to finish your project; the link up begins November 30th.  Details here.

Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday: OctoberQuest

Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday is a traveling link-up that changes hosts each week.  It’s a place where you can share your quilting finish and see other great work that’s being done.

This month marks the one year anniversary of this venture, started by Laura of Quokka Quilts and M-R of Quilt Matters.  The blog has a new look for the anniversary, designed by yours truly, using my slightly-better-than-rudimentary Photoshop Skills.  I’m certainly not a professional designer, but I think it’s pretty cute.  Go check out their new blog header and let me know what you think!

To celebrate the blogiversary, TWO winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to Mad About Patchwork.
Your Quest: finish your unfinished quilting projects!!  In order to be eligible, you must link up a finished project during one of the Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday link-ups in October.  So, go on, dig out those partially finished piles and share them each Friday in October.  $50 to spend at Mad about Patchwork is pretty good incentive.  For all the details, check out the OctoberQuest post at Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday.

I am hoping to have my Road Trip Quilt Along Top finished as well as my quilt from the free form robin this month!

WINNER: Road Trip Quilt Along Giveaway

Hey, look at that!  I know it seems like #1 is hardly ever the winner of a random number generator, it has just as much change of being the first random number as any other number.

The winner of the Road Trip Quilt Along Giveaway is #1.

That was Majorie, who said

Hi Emm…..just got back from Lancaster,PA. I have all 16 finished, but not finishing the top right now. I may make it bigger…..all my pictures are on Flickr; do you still want me to post them all together again in a post?

Marjorie, email me your address and I will get this little bundle of fat quarters out in the mail to you.

Here is a photo from Marjorie’s blog with 8 of her completed Road Trip Quilt Along blocks. You can see the rest of her blocks in our Flickr pool.