In celebration of the completion of my Echino Squared quilt, I have a beautiful stack of Echino fabrics to giveaway to a lucky reader! Each piece in this collection is 12″ x 18″ – lots of fun bright fabrics for a special project. So come out, come out wherever you are and enter!
- Leave a comment about what you would do with these fabrics
- Add my RSS feed to your RSS reader and leave another comment that you did it
- Add Fresh Lemons Quilts blog to the sidebar of your blog (or ensure you don’t have my old site link) and leave another comment that you did it
- “Like” my new Fresh Lemons Quilt Facebook page and leave another comment that you did it
I will leave comments open until Monday, February 14th sometime in the morning Chicago time. This giveaway is open to everyone – international included! Be sure to make sure you have your email address connected to your comment or in your comment so I can get in touch with you if you are the winner. Good luck everyone!
** COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED **
The winner is #125, Rachel of Stitched in Color!
Rachel said “I think something for my kids – like a bike basket. The dark colors would hide dirt.”
Sounds like a great idea! Congratulations Rachel – I’ll be contacting you for your address today. Thanks for commenting everyone!
February 9, 2011 381 Comments
I think my hands are finally defrosted enough to write this post. Just when I thought Mother Nature couldn’t make it any harder to take quilt photos, she threw us 2+ feet of snow (3+ foot drifts!) and I’m pretty sure it’s about 10 degrees outside right now. And I seem to have misplaced my gloves. But of course that wasn’t about to stop me from braving the elements and getting a picture of this great new quilt. I know I looked hilarious out there, dragging a clothes line, clothes pins, my camera and a quilt through all that snow in my backyard, practically falling every other step.
I bought this Echino fabric a loooooong time ago. I was scared to use it on the wrong project. It’s just a *tad* pricier than regular quilting cotton. Finally one day I was sketching out ideas and came up with a design I thought would feature the large scale designs and bright colors perfectly.
Each block is 9″, making the final quilt 54″ x 72″. I quilted this one with straight lines 1/4″ on each side of the vertical and horizontal seams with a 3.5 stitch length. My initial plan was also to do diagonals through all the blocks, but I did one and wasn’t feeling it. I picked those stitches out and called it a day.
The binding is a Kona cotton with a bit of Echino pieced in on the top left. The back is a selection of Kona solids mixed with large blocks of Echino prints taken from the front. The white used on the front and back is actually Kona Snow – a softer white.
Call it cabin fever, but I just picture the kids and me lounging on this quilt in the sun when it’s about 75 degrees outside.
And to celebrate finally using some of my Echino stash, I plan to have an Echino giveaway on my blog later this week. Be sure to check back to enter!
February 8, 2011 21 Comments
I finished my Echino quilt top last week, after practically a 6 month break. I’m not sure why it took me so long to pick this one up again, I really love the Echino patterns and colors. And I even have enough fabric left over to make something else fun…perhaps an improv quilt like Elizabeth?
I will be working on the back this week…still throwing around ideas in my head. I’m not sure how to quilt it either, any suggestions? I do need to get to the store to buy batting today. The snowpocalypse is on the way to Chicago and I’m getting excited for a potential 18+ inches of snow!
January 31, 2011 13 Comments