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
Laura is busy cutting BUNDLES to take to QuiltCon!
The VFW Quilts Staff is hard at work getting all our inventory ready for vending at QuiltCon! Fabric bundles, and bolts and all my templates and goodies will be available for you there! Road trip! We will be Booth #338! Will you be there? Come by and Say Hi! Not going to QuiltCon? That's OK, you can visit my webshop or my NYC STORE! ( and get your goodies now!)
Laura and Kim will be working the booth, I'll be around, but will be teaching all day Thursday and Friday... I'll sneak in at lunch time to say hi. Saturday I will be in the booth, before I fly off to California to Empty Spools Seminars to teach a five day Double Wedding Ring Class.
Besides finishing up NEW quilt patterns and products for QuiltCon, I am finishing up this customer quilt. It's so much fun! I just love this quilt. She loves all color and Black and White, so... Here's my interpretation of that! It has all kinds of crazy-fun-fabrics inside of it... I'll have this wrapped up by Thursday. These larger shapes go together so nicely and get big fast! Then work on a border... Stay tuned! This quilt is a version of my Bright Lights Big City Quilt... pattern is in my Double Wedding ring Book
I wanted to thank you all for you thoughtful comments on The Quilt Show Episode. I asked that question to see what rings true for people. So thank you for sharing what you tips you picked up on. It's helpful to me as a teacher!
And I suppose you are awaiting the Winner of the Double Wedding Ring templates, right??
The winner for this post, is: Jennie B!
And thank you for your comments! It encourages me to blog more, if I hear your thoughts. ;-)
It's freezing here in NYC today (15 when I walked the dog this morning)...Our building's steam heat is not keeping up with the cold, so it's very COLD IN MY LOFT right now...as I write this, this very moment, this is what I look like..
I have silk long underwear on head to toe, a wool sweater, a fleece jacket, and my hat!!!
On a warmer note: I head to CRAFT NAPA on Wednesday... I will unthaw then.
(No, being a Minnesota gal does not mean I should be used to the cold. That is why I don't live there anymore... LOL)
I have been anxiously awaiting this line! You all know how much I love a good scrappy quilt, well this line does all the WORK for you! LIGHT WORK!
This line focuses on "light" background fabrics, (Low volume, neutral base.) You can use the whole bundle of lights, all together in one quilt! Each light print has various soft colors in them, that make it easy for you to add other pops of color to your design. Blues and whites always look so good... Add in some yellow for soft, french feel, and then take it further with fresh limes, and pinks to make a incredible cozy project...
My NEW Favorite quilt! This LIGHT WORK Quilt KIT will be available online, later today. I'll add a link as soon as it's available.
The PATTERN for this Diamond Work Quilt is coming soon!
This a quilt my daughter and I designed together... Using my BOW TIE Template set, and focusing on the brights with less lights. This fun design gives you multiple shapes and patterns depending on how you layout the blocks with color.
Many of you know me, but a few newbies maybe be popping in from reading out about me at the Aurifil blog today! Pop over to read a interview about my work, and my current collections with Aurifil! Enter the giveaway at the Aurifil Blog.
I do adore my Aurifil threads. A product that consistently gives me the look I want in my work is very important to me. I love having thread that match with my fabric collections. I collect thread like I do fabric...so many lovely colors! Behind me is my STAR STORM pattern and other blocks made using Meadow Storm Fabrics. All available in my website shop. Please stop back at the webshop or my
I'm still working on my selfish little project of making random Victory Block Yellow Pink and Blue blocks... NO DEADLINE! Just a "make-it-because-I-feel-like-sewing-a-bunch-of-random-pieces-together!" We spend Christmas in Nyc before heading to our house Christmas night... So I cut, cut, cut, a whole load of pieces from my scrap bins... so that I can just sew, sew, sew!
My power and lights had been out in my studio so I had been sewing at my kitchen table, but now that it's fixed.... I moved back down stairs... I must say, I love the view sewing in my kitchen!
Do you want to see how they are coming along? No plan, Just making... Putting them up on my wall, Looking at them, the placements will likely change after I make a bunch more blocks...
I had to add in a some pops of Fuchsia...and a wee bit of navy... I like those being my darkest darks to add depth in the quilt... I also like the block that has white "V's" and will add in a few more that will give me more of that look... I like how it punches through the quilt...
One o fly favorite gifts!
Nancy Shamy from Kenziemac Patterns, made me this amazing "BIG BAG" VFW QUILTS bag from my newest fabric line "LIGHT WORK" which will be in stores in mid January!
Inspired by one of my own quilts, Cloudy Day, I designed this line of low-volume, fresh prints, infused with a few pops of natural, bright colors. A complete collection that will look amazingly scrappy all together, making "light work" for the quilter!
My Quilt CLOUDY DAY, was my inspiration for this new line... I can't wait to share it with you! It sure looks good on my home-away-from-home, hotel room here in Houston for the next 10 days!