"A Garden For All Seasons" is a 9' X 30' Quilt that I finished up this week! Along with a few other goodies! This quilt is a public Art piece that I made to hang in building her win NYC... It will also be on view at Paducah Quilt Fest end of April! I have a large exhibit of Double Wedding Ring quilts this year along with this quilt, and I will also be in the JUKI booth, teaching a class, and giving lecture! Come say hi! I'll also do a few walking tours on the quilt exhibit in the Main Pavilion.
As you can imagine a quilt this big took a few hands to help me manage it under the needle!
Shelly quilted it on her Long Arm, and her usually fabulous way! I set up five tables to be able to keep the quilt up even with my machine while sewing on the binding...It took two bobbins to sew on the binding all the way around!
We've certainly had a bit of fun with it.... There is a video of this on my Instagram account. I made this quilt using my LARGE HEXAGON Acrylic template set available in my website shop.
Now I wish I had a wall big enough to hang it here! hahaha...
It's a garden that makes me happy, and smile all year long!
I've been seeing many people finishing there Star Storm quilts! They are so fun to see!! I leo all the different color ways folks are making my quilt in! Have you mad one yet? Send me pictures! or tag me on instagram #starstormquilt #vfwquilts @victoriafindlaywolfe
Uniqueandnovel has a beautiful beach version made!
The Bootscootinquilter is in a roll! TWO STAR STORM quilts done!
Material Obsession in Sydney, AU! Helen made hers!
Speaking of STARS!! My THUNDER STRUCK class has been producing a huge amount of really awesome star quilts!! Here's a shot of the student work from QuiltCon! This pattern is also available at my website.
We have a big storm heading our way this week. I am hoping it and the following storm do not mess with my trip to Japan on Saturday!! Yep! Back to Japan! Family time!
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I added two new videos on using my super cute new 4" SNACK SET templates! Did you know you can MACHINE piece or hand piece?
You know people still hand piece right? LOL I love it on the airplane or car rides..small projects I can take along with me... So much fun, with these easy to piece cuties! I have two quilts in the works right now... These little gems are quite sweet, and can be used as the start of a larger block or a whole quit just with the 4" size... Possibilities are endless!
I realize I still need to show some QuiltCon photos! We really had a lot of fun vending and being able to say HI to so many people! Here's a few fun photos for you to see of our VFW Quilts booth. I also will be sharing pictures from my classes! Amazing students doing some very fun things! Stay tuned!
If you look closely at the bunting, you will see they are my SNACK set blocks set in a square in a square... SEE! Super cute!!
They also make great name tags, and mug rugs! (Did you see my last post?)
BTW, are any of you going to Paducah?
I will be there! As will my "Mr. Swirl E. Bones", and this quilt, "Negative Space, Positive Attitude"! which I found out yesterday have been juried into the Paducah show! YIPPEE! ( both quilted by my pal Shelly, at Prairiemoonquilts.com
(More details on Paducah to come! I have lots of exciting stuff going on at Paducah, including 30 Double Wedding Ring Quilts, and one 9' X 30' quilt! (yep!) (follow me at Instagram to see what's been up!) and I hope to see you there!
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Hey all you quilter friends looking for a fun easy challenge!!
MARCUS MUG RUGS!!!
Use at least ONE Marcus or Studio 37 fabric or more... to make a small MUG rug no larger than 9" on any side.
(I know this gal, she designs for Marcus, I think her name is Virginia Wolfe.... Wait that's not right...
hahaha! Do you ahve any idea how often I get that? seriously, Google it... TRUE FACT!
I like to tell people I am the one that's alive... besides correcting them that my name is actually VICTORIA, not VIRGINIA.
You think I'm kidding?
Just in case they didn't have it quite right, they included Virginia and Victoria....
It seemed I should show you my Mug Rug in action... I do tend to make tea then forget about it, and leave tea cups all around my studio... So this is an accurate picture... I'm sure I'm not alone in this tea cup game...
But you can't see how stinkin' cute my mug rug is, so.... Here's my MUG and MY MUGRUG! ;-)
Whether you're already a fan of the Mugrug, or aren't even sure what one is, you'll want to enter the Marcus Makers MUGRUG CHALLENGE! Help us to achieve our lofty goal of "A Marcus Rug for Every Mug," now thru April 30, 2017 -- here's how...
Follow the various inspirations we've gathered from our own Marcus Makers (instructions for these mugrugs are available online!)
Then, post your entry on Instagram using #MarcusMugshot
and remember to tag your photo
and me, if you use my fabric! @victoriafindlaywolfe
Did you know TAGGING the photo( not just in description) helps people see where they've been tagged? Tag you photo, don't just do @whomever in the description... tag the photo @victoriafindlaywolfe then it shows in my notifications... I miss people's hashtags and @ images all the time, as I can't find them in that long silly list instagram gives you... And I have to go search to see who's tagged me... So tag your photo and help everyone!
If you're new to mugrugs, be warned: mugrug making can be addictive, which is really not a problem, because they make great gifts, AND you can enter as many times as you like (one mugrug per photo, please). Each Tuesday during the Challenge, we'll choose random winners from the hashtagged entries to receive exciting fabric prizes and more -- Join us!!
...in layman's terms...
WIN FABRIC by using up a tiny amount of
MARCUS or Studio 37 fabric!
need inspiration, check out he submissions already at instagram #marcusmugshot
I'm Home! That was a long trip, doing QuiltCon, Savannah, GA, and Empty Spools Seminars, in Pacifc Grove, California at the same time! But it was a was a very successful trip. More on that a bit later...
I came home filled with ideas!
I have several customer commission quilts to make, so I jumped right in...
Today, as we ( as a family) all sit around in our living room, lounging, and enjoying a lazy Saturday, I began a very special quilt for a very special little girl who passed away.
The family gave me all her PJ's to turn into a beautiful quilt. I thought long an hard on what I thought it should be. I have some thoughts, and I 'm gathering from a beautiful book from the family that shared her small life's journey, from beginning to end. I am super touched that they would allow me to turn her life in to a beautiful quilt. I feel a load of love and power, by holding each of these fabrics...
A butterfly will need to be included, no doubt...
To be continued....
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We are ALOMST finished packing, although it seems not one more thing will fit into my car! Except for Laura and I of course! Follow us on Instagram, where we will be posting our road trip all the way to Savannah GA!
A few other things to mark down on your QuiltCon Calendar!
**I am doing a BOOK SIGNING at the C&T booth #118 Saturday from 1-2pm
**You will also find books in my booth, #338
**I will be in the Booth Saturday all day, and over my lunch on Thursday & Friday 12:30-1:45
(I will be teaching all day/night Thur & Fri)
Kim, Laura & Susan will be in the booth, be sure to stop by and say hi to the VFW quilts crew!
DON'T FORGET THE BOOTH HOP!
$1,000 VFW prize package
Stop by any of the 5 participating booths to get your post card, visit all booths for your stamp. Fill out and drop off at the last of the five booths you visit, to enter!
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WOW! One year has passed and the Splendid Sampler has finished! Time has flown by! Did you play along? Pat is doing a giveaway at her blog, HERE as are over 80 designers on the Splendid tour!
MINE? In light of Valentine's Day, I am giving away a set of my Victory Block templates! ...As it was the project I was working all day! I was getting Class samples together for my TO The Nines Class I will be teaching next week at QuiltCon!
Tell me something Good & Happy about today!
The give away will be open until Feb 21st! (I'll be not he road to Savannah so it will end at 9pm.!)
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YAY!!! I think I have to much sugar in system from yesterday...