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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Giveaway Monday!! December 05 2016, 3 Comments

 

We had such fun Saturday at the Store!  HATS AND GLOVES GALORE!! We recvd a very large bin overflowing, and all the gloves and hats that are decorating the store.  Thanks so much for those who sent Gloves & Hats in!  There will be many happy kids staying warm this holiday!  Thank you!

 

 

Before the Store opened Saturday I did some sewing for fun!  I made a few blocks using my CROSS & CROWN template set, and cut up some Red and Green Manor Stripes, and Overcast from Meadow Storm.  Throw in some Red and Green solids, and ta da!  Xmas quilt in the works! It's not done yet, but it's fun to see how it could look! See below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to WIN a set of the Cross and Crown templates?

Leave me a moment, about which is your favorite holiday to make quilts for?


TREE IS UP! December 02 2016, 0 Comments

 

Tree is up! It's starting to look a lot like Christmas!  Botha t home and at the VFW QUILTS NYC STORE!  Do you have your wish lists ready?  

 

 

I'd be adding my NEW STAR STORM patternand QUILT KIT to that list along with the New CROSS & CROWN  kit!  You know you always need a fun new project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been receiving so many awesome gloves and hats for our drive!  We look forward to seeing more of you at the Party on Saturday at the store! We have a lot of them hung up, and it's so COZY in the store! Holiday hours are party hours are listed below, and at VFWquilts.com

 

 

 

We may have gotten carried away on the decorating!  hehe!

 

Need one more item for your WISH LIST?

Come take a class with me at CRAFT NAPA!!!

 


SHOP SMALL SATURDAY! November 26 2016, 0 Comments

Hello all you HOLIDAY SHOPPERS!

It's been an amazing year.  Yes, it's hard work being a small business owner, long days, long hours, but ultimately I am doing something I love.  I share that love with you all.

Today I am encouraging you to SHOP SMALL. 

My shop carries all my own products, My fabrics, My books, my Acrylic templates, thread sets, patterns, and other goodies... All of these items, is how you survive in this industry by having my hand in multiple areas: Plus all the travel, and teaching that I do.  VFWQUILTS.COM

What I love about this industry is that I meet the most amazing people. Quilters are the best!  My shop allows me to meet you here, when you come to NYC.  If you can't come to NYC, please visit my website shop.  If you are over seas, please email us to get you accurate In't shipping quotes... We are always here to help. 

We being , Me, and my small staff.  We all work hard at our job, we love being creative, we love being creative women building a small business... We need your support to shop small.

 

Stop by the store, we are always happy to do some show and tell for you of the quilts we have on hand.

325 West 38th St Suite 811, NY NY 10018

Thank you!!!  Happy Holidays!

Don't miss our Dec 3rd Holiday party! Info below!

Victoria, Kim, Laura, and Crystal.

 


WOW! What a week! November 04 2016, 0 Comments

 

Quilt Market has finished, and we are in full swing for the International Quilt Festival Houston!  Festival was kicked off with the awards ceremony on Tuesday night, and look what happened??

 

SQUEAL!

Mr. Swirl E. Bones, by myself and quilted by Shelly Pagliai, Won 3rd place in the Innovative Pieced Category!

We are thrilled! Winning anything at Houston Festival is a huge honor, and we thank the IQA org. and judges, and Tin Lizzie for sponsoring our category!

 

 

I also have a quilt in a special Exhibit called, "Patterns" for the Dinner@8 Artists.  

This is my quilt, "Coarse Woven"... this was a fun quilt to make, incorporating as many layers as I could visually, by using my Manor Stripe fabric, (which looks really cool cut up and re assembled as well!)  This quilt is 40" x 40", machine and hand quilted.

 

 

It's been an amazing  9 days here, so far.  A couple more days to go! 

 

 

Coming to Quilt Festival, You can stop by to say hi to me at these booths and times:

 

Friday: Sizzix booth 118  10-12

Saturday Sizzix booth 118    10-12

Saturday JUKI Booth, 1052      1-3pm

 


LIGHT WORK! October 28 2016, 0 Comments

 

HELLO FROM HOUSTON FALL QUILT MARKET!

 

Today, Schoolhouse presentations begin!  Here's a peek at the Marcus Fabrics booth wont some fo my new work including a little glimpse at one of my NEW Lines releasing in January to shops!  

STAR STORM PATTERN AVAILABLE HERE.

 

Light Work!

 

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!

 

More photos coming!


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...