Worldwide Quilting Day that is. In just 2 days, on March 18, 2017, quilter’s all over the world will unite with needle in one hand and fabric in the other busily sewing in honor of those who quilted before us, who quilt with us, and who will quilt after us. In honor of this old yet new art. In honor of the comfort our quilts provide for others. In honor of us— Quilt Qwazy Queens!
Welcome to the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop.
We’ve got some wonderful sponsors (links below), a great coupon deal from EQ, and giveaways for five days. See the list of hop participants at the end of this post. Giveaways are open only for one day (except Friday which will close on Monday) so don’t delay and enter today. More about how you can enter my giveaway towards the end (Update: my giveaway has closed but the blog hop posts on March 17 are still open. The winners have been announced on Seams to be Sew-March 18, 2017). But first I want to share how I will be honoring Worldwide Quilting Day.
I plan to spend the day at my sewing machine busily working on this cute crib-size quilt.
Ok. The elephants need some work yet. But you get the idea.
I started with a design. I don’t have EQ yet so I use graph paper and colored pencils. But look what’s here!
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I took a look at the new mom’s baby registry to find she had picked an elephant theme in teal, green, and peach.
I’ve cut many squares and sewn many half-square triangles. I made them a bit larger than needed so I could trim them to size. This allows me to make perfect (or nearly) perfect points.
I use a lead pencil to lightly mark a line on the wrong side of the fabric. I lay the ruler across the points at opposite corners and draw a line on each side of the ruler. This ruler allows for a 1/4″ seam when the square is cut diagonally in half. I find these rulers so handy that I have a set in both of my houses.
It’s a mountain of half-square triangles waiting for the seams to be set, cut apart, and pressed to the side.
Chevrons are so popular.
I don’t have a design wall. I use the guest bed to lay out small quilts.
I use Wonder clips to hold my labels for the blocks and rows. Usually, I don’t have to put so many labels on, but I was getting company and needed to be able to pick up each block and keep the rows together. You can see I number each row going down and I give each block a letter of the alphabet going across. So far so good!
My friend’s daughter had a baby in November so this quilt will be finished soon and heading her way. I think she’ll like it.
Marian of Seams to be Sew has graciously offered to help me with my first giveaway. To enter, please click this link to enter at her website (Update: My giveaway has now closed but the blogs on the hop posting on March 17 are open until Monday). In fact, you might want to check out her blog each day for extra giveaways.
The giveaways today include 3 Fat quarters from Northcott Fabrics Noah’s Ark Collection. It’s new! (Post and Picture below edited to align with rafflecopter at Marian’s post)
The second giveaway is a Twin size batt of Quilter’s Dream 80/20 batting (The winner of the Quilter’s Dream should be willing to pay shipping costs as follows: USA Priority Mail: 6.75, Canada: 15.50. International: 23.50).
Check out these fine blogs to see how these Quilt Qwazy Queens are honoring Worldwide Quilting Day. Will you be quilting like qwazy?
Quilt Qwazy Queens 2017
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats Thanks for stopping by and do come again. Remember to go to Marian’s blog here to enter for my giveaway. (Update: this giveaway is now closed)
Freemotion by the River
Words & Stitches
Thrift Shop Commando
Batts In The Attic
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sew Many Yarns
Life in the Scrapatch
Seams To Be Sew Thanks, Marian, for a great inspirational hop.
What I Learned Today:
- It’s the little things in life that are important.
- Even a little start, is a start.
Question: What will you be doing on Worldwide Quilting Day, March 18, 2017?
Linking to: Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Sew Can She, Finished or Not Friday