Green & Red is in the shop! May 29 2017, 1 Comment

 

If you've been following my blog for a while ,you will know this fact about me...

I LOVE  GREEN & RED together!

Need proof?  Here's a small smattering of the 5-10 green & red quilts I make each year!

 

 

 

I love subtle Holiday fabrics, Fabrics that read Green & Red. So they can be red & green without being  overly "Christmas-y."  ...Although I do love me some Santa and reindeer fabrics too, who am I kidding? Need more proof?  Click here.

 

 

But in general, I love the combo of colors.  I also love vintage quilts and red, green and yellow here hugely popular back in the day, so this can work both ways... Modern vintage!

 

 

 

 

This wreath print can be used as a WHOLE cloth panel, or chop it up to make some amazing designs! Below using my Snack set template #6 from the variety pack to make this cute block! ( BTW: Snack Set Sew-a-long at Facebook! Come play along!)

 


 

....Or as a whole cloth,  adding the scalloped borders around and a little applique to make a sweet tree skirt, or table top quilt, or Large Four block quilt!  All NEW products are here.

 

 

...And you know I love a great polka dot!  This linen colored with white dot, ( it is cotton, not linen) also comes in red! It looks great all cut up, or as a backing!

 

 

 

 

All of these beauties are now in the webshop and in the VFW quilts NYC store.  

No Two Alike pattern & templates, Christmas Street Pattern, and GARLAND Double wedding ring quilt kit ready to go

 

Christmas Street Pattern!

 

 

 

And... If you are following me on INSTAGRAMyou can pop over there to enter my Green & RED Giveaway! ( at Instagram ONLY)


A Lot of SNACKING going on! May 09 2017, 0 Comments

Alejandra's are fabulously scrappy!

There is a lot of SNACKING going on over at the FACEBOOK Snack set Sew-a-long group page!  Here's a few of the goodies that appeared this week. Buy your SNACK SETS HERE

 

The Studio has been humming along getting last minute finishes made for Spring Quilt Market which is the end of next week, but next Monday I am going on retreat with my pals, so I have to be done this week!  I can tall you, CHRISTMAS QUILTS are being made with my GREEN & RED line due in the store end of May, and  a sneak peak of my line after that!    ALSO, my next three NEW SIZZIX dies have been revealed already if you didn't see the video a couple posts below...  

This past week, I've been adding all my Sizzix dies to my website, so if you are looking for them, they will be there shortly... The newest ones will not be available until June...

 

Marilyn's look amazing in my MOSTLY MANOR fabrics!

 

I'm loving seeing how other SNACK set blocks are turning out!! Come join in the fun!!

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/419923845055644/

 

 

Lorena's are super cute with that stripe!

Giveaway at Okan Arts! May 06 2017, 0 Comments

 

Have you seen the awesome give-away at Okan Arts??  FOUR large bundles of my LIGHT WORK collection, AND four 4 packs of my Light Work threads!!

 

Get on over there to enter, 

 

If you want to play right away, hop on over to vfwquilts to pick up your templates!

 

Then be sure to JOIN our FACEBOOK Snack set Sew-a-Long group!

 

 

I'll be in the STORE today, come by and say hi!

 

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Snack Set Sew-a-long May 05 2017, 6 Comments


 

Happy Friday!

Need a project to start?  

 

Hahaha! Funny right?

Well I alway have multiple projects going on, and sometimes, they are lifetime projects... One fo my current favorites are making my Variety Block templates, or the "snack sets" as I like to call them, as  You can't just make one!

I started a sew-a-long Facebook group where we can all share our progress of our little cuties... We all love to show our work, talk about fabrics, and this make adorable things, so this is a place for you to play along!  No hurry, no deadline, join in at any time... Just pop over to Facebook, and  join/request to join my:

 

VFW Quilts : Snack Set Sew-a-long

 

I will be providing inspirational ideas on ways to use your sets, 

(which have sold very well! I can see you are all enjoying them!)

 

And I will do video's on each of the blocks one the next several weeks.

The blocks can be hand or machine pieced. Perfect for scrappy quilts, and just frankly, very addicting to make!

 

You can use the WHOLE Variety pack set, or pick up just ONE set that intrigues you! 

They are all easy to piece!

 

The Variety Pack includes All 7 snack set template sets.  

Bonus* Snack set #6 block makes TWO different blocks, which means, you get 8 Blocks from a 7 block set!

 

Snack set One

Snack set Two

Snack set Three

Snack set Four

Snack set Five

Snack set Six

Snack set Seven

 

Variety Pack

 

 

Come play along! An easy FUN sew-a-long!

 

 

 

 

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Dresdens and the perfect quilt April 16 2017, 1 Comment

 My attempt at making a quilt I will actually sleep under!  You may notice in the video that Jenny Egg does not stay of my bed... She has to sleep with me, touch me, and snuggle... So I need a quilt that is not WHITE!  The quilt I currently have on my bed, is laying upside down, so the backing is face up... It looks great in my rom, but I want something a little more patchwork-y!

 

So here I am using Browns and pinks.  The fabrics I am using are:

Meadow Stripe beige

Felix in brown

Solid Brown velvet

Brown/cream  stripe

pink/cream stripe

Vivid in buff

Pink starflower

beige star flower

Pink Leo diamond

Elizabeth's dowry cream

 

Using easy HST's and Four patches, I am getting a lot of movement among these blocks. I'm loving it, but need some selfish ME time to get it finished...(things with no deadlines seem to take me a lot longer to finish!) It will be a KING size quilt.

 

 

 

My current quilt which I made YEARS ago, before I was serious about quilting, uses a random dresden wedge shape. I sifted through my scrap bins and stash and puled all my "not so pretty fabrics, and then added in a pretty fabric to each set, to make them all look nice together, Which, actually made a really beautiful quilt!  (it's a good challenge and a great way to get rid of a few old fabrics in our stash!  How can you bring new eyes to old fabrics and make them look vibrant and pretty? PLAY!  VFW QUILTS DRESDEN TEMPLATE

 

Now I use my VFWquilts Dresden template. I have a new quilt pattern coming soon, but this is a very easy handy tool to have in your stash...  22 blades makes a full circle... I used appliqué glue to hold my dresden circle in place on a giant quilt block, next used Bias tape  to top stitch the circles into place on the basis tape. easy to deal with that raw edge! No appliqué!

I also used it to make this sweet customs quilt before Christmas... More on that coming soon!

 

This pieces uses all of Meadow Storm Fabrics plus Yellow Leo Diamond from my Mostly Manor Collection

 

Be sure to tag your photo to share the quilt you made and sleep under at Instagram @victoriafindlaywolfe  #quiltisleepunder  ( quilt I sleep under )

 

I can't wait to see!

 

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A Splendid Day! April 13 2017, 0 Comments

 

The SPLENDID SAMPLER book is here! Jane and Pat did an amazing job getting this organized and I'm so happy to have been a part of it! My little Full Circle Block landed on the cover!  Adorable!!

 

Jane and Pat have a giveaway happening an you can join in by clicking here.

 

It has been so much fun watching all the different quilts come together! All the various blocks are so adorable!  If you haven't made one yet, you can join in on the FB page, as they start the next round.

 

 

I encourage you all to go back and learn my block..  You build your appliqué skills and learn how to make easy little circles!  They are not hard, and what better way to learn a new skill on a small project! My video is always listed on my website.

 

And if you want an even easier project then go ahead and try my small, 4" variety snack set templates! Easy to piece and very adorable!

 

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MQX recap! April 12 2017, 13 Comments

MQX New England was a lot of fun!  The Exhibit of Double Wedding Rings was so lovely to have!  I took my classes to the exhibit and related  all the things we talk about in class, to the quilts we were looking at...  Its such a treat to have that many pieces of work available to share! If you have my Double wedding ring book, you will have seen many of these quilts! Although I did have quite a few pieces that are not in the book. So the next time you can see them is at Paducah the end of the month!  Come by as I will be lecturing at the exhibit several times that week Hours will belated in the catalog... I have to look that up yet.  I am also Lecturing on Play and Creativity!  Don't miss it!

 

 

I taught a 15 Minutes of Play Class and a Double Wedding Ring pillow class.  When I only have one day to teach DWR's, we really only get on ring made in that time frame. But that ONE ring, is all you need to know to make an entire Double wedding ring Quilt!  Did you know that?  All the tricks you need for success happen within the ring, and then you constantly use those same tricks through the entire quilt.  The students made some really fun pieces!  Here are just a few of the pieces...  My Double wedding ring templates are available here!

 

 

It was nice to see some of my 15 Minutes Players at MQX! They even brought in their lovely pieces that they made! I love seeing what you've done with your 15 Minutes or your double wedding rings!  Keep those emails and pictures coming!

 

Kim was with me, as we also vended at MQX. it was so nice to see so many of you there!

All of these items are available at my website, Vfwquilts.com

 

I had to tease Kim, as my bed, I thought looked better than hers....  hehe. Cheeky huh?  This quilt was made using my Victory Block template set

I will be showing you the rest of my weekend, tomorrow where we were making quilts using that template set!

 

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Big Block Star! April 04 2017, 0 Comments

 

 

 

BIG BLOCK STAR QUILT (click)

Using my Large Diamond Template to make this quilt.  It is THE MOST used template I have.  I can make big, impressive quilts quickly by using up large pieces of my stash, cut up old quilt tops with it, (which  I did in the red stars on the quilt that hangs in the video)  Fusy cut my fabrics, piece something fun and fabulous! My Manor Stripe fabrics look fabulous as back ground setting fabric!

 

This is one I have started but have not finished yet... Using up all the Kaffe shot cottons I have... Looks so yummy like this!

 

I can also use the template along with my SMALL Diamond template, they work together!  You can make this quilt up in a day! Four of my Small diamond templates, together make on Large Diamond.  Sew together in rows! Bing Bang Boom, and you done! ( No Y Seams!)

 Here are some of the other awesome quilts that have been made using my Large Diamond template.... So many goodies, so many options!

 

 

I hope to see you at MQX New England this week!!

 

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Clear View! April 02 2017, 0 Comments

 

I just finished this quilt, CLEAR VIEW which will be on exhibit along with 20 of my Double Wedding Ring quilts at MQX New England this weekend!  Be sure to come on by! 

(Quilted by Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts)

 

The exhibit hangs in the Armory building, and my booth will be right near the exhibit! 

VFW QUILTS

 

So after you see the quilts, please stop by the booth!  Kim will be working the booth as I am teaching Thursday and Friday, But I will pop over to her during lunch break.  I will also give a talk with my DWR class on the exhibit near the end of the class time on Thursday, you can tag along! Probably around 4:45.. swing by and ask Kim as I will know better that day what time...  I'm so looking forward to it!  See you there!!!

 

This quilt above is a variation on my Bright Lights Big City Quilt. The pattern is in my Double Wedding Ring book. It's quite large, no there is no acrylic templates for it, but I may do a special pre-order, so stay tuned....  ( but know I make all my quilts from paper patterns, so you can certainly make it with paper too. ;-)

 

Have you seen all the new products? Click to see!

 

 

 

Show Information:

 

The Center of NH / Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

 

 

 MQX has added FREE shuttle service!

 

Pickup/drop-off between local parking areas, 
garages, and hotels. 

 

 

Classes begin April 5, 2017
 
Public Quilt Show -
     Wednesday, April 5th - NO DAYTIME SHOW HOURS
     Wednesday, April 5th - Preview 7-9 pm
     Thursday, April 6th - 10 am to 6 pm
     Friday, April 7th - 10 am to 5 pm
     Saturday, April 8th - 10am to 5 pm (Closed Sunday)

 

 $12 admission, good for all show days 

 

http://www.mqxshow.com/MQX/East/Home/


I'm back! March 30 2017, 0 Comments

I'm home!

What a wonderful trip! Check out the video to see some of the goodies I brought back from Japan!

The Mirror Ball quilt behind me is a newest pattern and kit!  Be sure to get yours before they are gone!  The Market street hand bag pattern and kit have also been super popular as is the Variety pack templates!!  I will be exhibiting at MQX next week, and will be vending as well! Be sure to swing by the booth to get you VFW goodies!

Here's a few pictures of our trip to Japan... I took a zillion photos, of course... I selected a few favorites to share with you! Don't want to bore you touch with vacation pictures!

Mt. Fuji.

 Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

 

 Kasha Taisha shrine, Nara

 

 Todaiji, a great temple in Nara

 

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove 

 

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park,

 

 ryokan in Hakone

 

Best surprise?

Arriving at the foot of the entrance to walk a mile up the mountain to see the snow monkeys... 

A bus pulls up and off jumps my friend Linda from Ohio!

Can we all sing together.....

It's a small world after all....

 

;-)

 

Actually, I had another friend in Japan at the same time as well, but what are the odds you run into each other?  Even better, my daughter spotted two fellow school mates in Kyoto... randomly in the lobby of our hotel, having no idea they were in Japan...

 

It IS a small world after all!

Happy to be home, and had a wonderful birthday!