The theme for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Snowy Friends. While I’m actually SICK of Winter this year, I’m looking forward to seeing your pretty Winter quilts. The theme can be represented by the quilt design or in the fabrics you choose. Unfinished quilts are welcome as well.
Read the Rules and Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (EST).
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The guest judges for this week are Amanda from The Patchsmith and Jennifer from Sewhooked They’ll both have 100 bonus points to award to their favourite quilt(s). I asked them both, what they’re working on, and here’s what they told me…
What the Patchsmith is up to…
Spring is just around the corner and I have been working on spring additions to my Craftsy pattern shop – notably a Spring Chicken mug rug pattern and Spring Lambs mug rug patterns.
But before spring arrives we have Mother’s Day here in England on March 10th (it is a lot earlier here than in other parts of the world). With this in mind I have just created the Spring Vase mug rug pattern which is a quick and easy make – perfect as a Mother’s Day gift – just add a pot plant or a pack of special tea and cookies and it is ready to go.
Finally, it is my turn to choose the pattern for March’s Across the Pond Sew Along project. I have picked a lovely free pattern which I have tested but I can’t tell you about it until March 1st. I just need some photos to go with the blog – so I will be out and about in the English countryside this week, trying to get some good pictures. I just hope it doesn’t snow!
Hello again, Quilting Gallery friends! I’m Jennifer from Austin, Texas and you can find me blogging over over at Sewhooked, my own quilty and crafty site, as well as running Fandom In Stitches, a fandom quilt blog where I collaborate with other designers to share free patterns from our favorite fandoms!
There’s always something fun going on and I love, love, love to share! I’m primarily a paper piecing designer, and you’ll find oodles of it on both sites.
Right now, on Fandom In Stitches, I’m part of a group of designers presenting Not All Who Wander are Lost, a Lord of the Rings block of the month. March 1 will bring month three and a brand new pattern to share! Look for my first block to be posted in April.
On Sewhooked, you’ll see and hear the real me each week with my vlog, Talk To Me Tuesday, sharing my crafty goings on. This past weekend QuiltCon was here in Austin and I was lucky enough to spend a day at the quilt show. You’ll find me talking about that today!
For 2013, I’m working on a finishing up odds and ends on oodles of my UFO list. Next up is piecing backs for two quilts that are long over due for quilting, a BOM quilt that will be gifted and my Harry Potter alphabet quilt, which will be mine all mine! Free patterns for every block (designed by me!) in this quilt are available here.
In between everything else, I also make quilts for The Linus Connection. It’s a busy life! Later this spring, look for me in an upcoming issue of Quiltmaker.
That’s all I have to share for now…hope to see you around!
Last Week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell
Thanks to everyone that entered quilts and voted for last week’s Scrappy Triangle Quilts Show & Tell event.
Here’s how the guest judges awarded their bonus points:
Susan Guzman from SuzGuz Designs awarded her bonus points as follows:
20 points – Civil War Fabrics Miniature – 20 + 36 = 56 points
20 points – Homage to Kate Spade – 20 + 67 = 87 points
20 points – Kaleidoscope in Blue & White – 20 + 144 = 164 points
20 points – Majestic Gardens Meets Quilt of Valor – 20 + 103 = 123 points
20 points – Sampler Quilt – 20 + 95 = 115 points
Wendy Sheppard from Ivory Spring awarded her bonus points as follows:
50 points – She’s Truly Lost Her Marbles – 50 + 83 = 113 points
30 points – Wilson Canyon Thistle Rose Variation – 30 + 236 = 266 points
10 points – Kaleidoscope in Blue and White – 10 + 164 = 174 points
10 points – Over the Rainbow – 10 + 194 = 204 points
The winning quilt is Wilson Canyon Thistle Rose Variation by Judy MacLeod which received 266 community & guest judge votes:
The winner from the comments is #277 Kathy Howard