Dresdens and the perfect quilt April 16 2017, 0 Comments

 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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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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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!


Star Storm is Blowing Through! March 12 2017, 0 Comments

My Harley T-shirt STAR STORM quilt is soon to be quilted! Thanks Shelly! ;-)

 

 Star storm pattern or KITS are available at VFWQuilts.com. 

 

 

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!

encodedstudio has a great palette of color! ...and some gold and white manor stripe!

 

Happiness is Quilting... Shop in Texas sample!

 

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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FREE TQS! this week!! January 22 2017, 83 Comments

 

 

A GIFT to my Lovely Blog Readers!!!  

 

Free this week Jan 22-29 you can watch my episode 

#2002 CURVES AHEAD at the Quilt Show!  

 

YIPPEE!

 

 

Giveaway!

Once you watch my episode, come back and comment at this post, 

and share one little thing that you enjoyed about the show... 

 

No, I'm not looking for compliments, I'm looking to see what you learned or thought was interesting! Which quilt, or technique, or comment on the show, etc etc...

 

I'll do a give away prize of my Double Wedding Ring Template set!  I'll pick a winner and announce it on Monday the 30th.

 


Thunder Struck! January 20 2017, 6 Comments

 

  We all had a lot of fun in my THUNDER STRUCK CLASS at CraftNapa, 

I was so impressed with the work my students did! Aren't they fun?? 

Each is so interesting, and I love all the colors!

 

 

 

 

...And Michelle got her's complete as soon as she got home! Beautiful!!

 

 

The THUNDER STRUCK PATTERN and template is now available in my shop!

 

If you already have my small diamond template, you can purchase just the pattern, at the link.

 

 

We have a couple NEW PATTERNS available! Keep an eye on the "WHAT'S NEW" page!

 

Pop over to see what other item is NEW that I have not mentioned yet!

Leave a comment here telling what is the item I have not mentioned...and all who guess correctly will be entered into a drawing , and one lucky person will be selected to win, the"said item"  On Sunday, January 22nd, 5pm. (see who reads this far) haha.

 

and...

 

GO!

 

 

 


New Product! (one of many coming!) October 17 2016, 1 Comment

 

Something Different!

I was lecturing this past weekend at the Warwick Valley Quilt Guild, (Warwick, NY) so we decided, "We being my awesome team", to VEND at the Show. I often vend on my own when I lecture and teach at guilds, but to have a real booth display etc is all new to me.  I can tell you we had a great time!  This is good prep for us, as we will be VENDING at QUILTCON,  February in Savannah, GA!

 

 I think packing was the hardest part to whole experience... But I think we did a pretty good job!  

 

We have several new goodies, and I will be announcing them this week and next, so stay tuned to see what's NEW!  (one is below so keep reading!)  See above the Big Block Star QUILTTumbling arrows quiltVictory Blocks in progress, and DWR's!  Double wedding Rings!  All available in my SHOPS!

 

A great turn out for the two lectures I gave, we were definitely having some Extreme fun! It was such a GORGEOUS weekend, I was surprised so many came, as it was perfect apple/pumpkin picking time!  ;-)  I never did get my cup of hot apple cider.... mmmmm.

 

 

NEW PRODUCT!  

 

Here's the FIRST new product I can share with you today!

We now have a 7" finished BOW TIE acrylic set in the VFW quilts webshop and  NYC retail store!  We made this quilt up this past week, as we got inspired by using the SOLID Manor bundle to go with the MANOR STRIPES bundle!  Perfect for a baby quilt!

This set has many layout options! Love how you can make a Traditional design make it so Modern with some a few fun fabrics!

 

*Remember!  

My Solids are only $5 a yard!

My Prints are always $10 a yard...