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:
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!
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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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!
Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Kasha Taisha shrine, Nara
Todaiji, a great temple in Nara
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park,
ryokan in Hakone
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...
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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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!
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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.
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!
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.
Here's the FIRST new product I can share with you today!