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A Rhapsodia Quilt Top

Rhapsodia Quilt Top

After taking a breather from sewing the last few days, I decided to start on a new toddler quilt using Art Gallery’s latest line of fabrics, Rhapsodia. As usual, these fabrics feel so wonderful and the colors and designs are beautiful.

Rhapsodia Quilt Top

I have been really thinking about Denyse Schmidt’s Ice Pops pattern lately, which can be found in her book Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects.

Although there are templates in the book, I decided to just wing it. I cut my pieces with very slight angles to give them a bit of a wonky look (but not too wonky).

Rhapsodia Quilt Top

I sashed my blocks in a dark putty color and I am super disappointed that I don’t know what the fabric is! I think it might be a Moda Bella Solid because it doesn’t match any of the Kona, FreeSpirit or RJR solids on my color cards. I actually just ordered a Moda Bella Solids Color Card from Fat Quarter Shop so hopefully I will find a match soon. The lighter putty color is FreeSpirit Designer Solid Sand Dune. Love it.

I’m going to do some straight line quilting on this one, maybe start this weekend. Can’t wait to share the finished quilt!

May 11, 2012   23 Comments

Summerlove Stripe

Summerlove Stripe

Boy has it been windy the last 2 days! I finally decided to brave it all and get some pictures of my latest quilt, using the upcoming Art Gallery fabric line, Summerlove. I believe this fabric is set to arrive in stores any day now!

I decided to cut lots and lots of strips from the fabric and make some Roman Stripe blocks to play around with. I almost placed these another direction to make diamonds, but changed my mind at the last moment. These blocks are easy to make. They are basically two half square triangles sewn together, but one of the HSTs is cut out of a bunch of fabric strips sewn together.

Summerlove Stripe Detail

For the back, I used giant blocks of fabric from the same line. It’s so silky and smooth, love the feel of Art Gallery fabrics. I think their tagline is “Feel the Difference” and it really is true. The binding is a wine colored Oval Element print. I quilted straight lines 1/4″ on each side of the horizontal, vertical and diagonal seams. The final quilt measures about 40″ x 40″.

Summerlove Stripe Back

I’ll be back at the sewing machine this week finishing up more UFOs. It feels good to wrap things up and share!

March 7, 2012   29 Comments

An Art Gallery Modernology Giveaway ~ Sponsored by Canton Village Quilt Works

Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a great weekend? We spent the evening eating chili and watching the Superbowl. My kind of way to round out the weekend!

This morning I have something that might make your Monday morning a little sweeter. A giveaway of 10 fat quarters from Art Gallery’s Modernology line, sponsored by Jacqueline of Canton Village Quilt Works!

Jacqueline has been a quilter for 18 years, a long arm quilter for 12 years, in business for 12 years, owned her fabric shop for 2 years, is a designer for Quilt Magazine, and also a quilting podcaster. You can see her podcasts here or on iTunes. She also has a YouTube channel. She really knows her stuff!

In addition to the great giveaway, Jacqueline is offering 15% off your purchase at her shop during the duration of the giveaway. Use code fresh15 when checking out.

With this giveaway, you have four ways to enter:
{1} Leave a comment! I’d love to hear what you would do with the fabric if you win.
{2} Sign up for the Canton Village Quilt Works newsletter. Leave a comment that you did.
{3} “Like” Canton Village Quilt Works on Facebook. Leave a comment that you did.
{4} Become a follower on the Canton Village Quilt Works blog (down on the left side column). Leave a comment that you did.

This giveaway is open to international entries. I will pick a winner on Thursday (2/9) evening. Good luck everyone!

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The winner is #1018, Laura! Laura said “I would add more Art Gallery to my stash! I’m always in need of a new bag or some great additions to a quilt in the making!”

Congratulations Laura, I will be contacting you for your mailing address. Thanks for your comments everyone!

February 6, 2012   1,177 Comments

Modernology : A Moona Fabrics Sponsored Giveaway

It is now December and we are in full Christmas mode at my house. Is everyone working on gifts for the holidays? If you are looking for the just the right fabric for your next project (or handmade gift), you are in luck today. Moona Fabrics has generously offered to give away this beautiful Fat Quarter bundle.

The fabric is the Vogue Blue palette from the Modernology collection by Art Gallery. They added in a few Pure Elements solids as well, aren’t they just beautiful? You know I can go on and on about how wonderful these Art Gallery fabrics feel!

In addition to the fabric giveaway, Moona Fabrics is also offering a 10% off coupon through Thursday, using coupon code FRESHLEMONS. So nice!

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment. I’d love to hear what everyone is working on this holiday season. I will pick a winner Thursday evening (December 8th). Good luck!

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Wow, most of you have a LOT going on right now! I’m impressed! (And kind of feeling like a slacker too!)

I’m closing the comments and will be right back with a winner.
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The winner is number 211, right smack in the middle. WandaFish said “I love the feel of Art Gallery fabrics and these look absolutely delicious – thanks for the giveaway! I’ve got a couple more Christmas stockings to make, dolls house curtains, little girl dresses and a baby blanket on the top of my ‘to do’ list I think I’m going to run out of time!”

Congratulations and good luck to everyone with finishing their holiday sewing!

December 5, 2011   431 Comments