Tuesday, July 30, 2013

State Fair Quilts!

Ah, the State Fair...does that bring back memories?  Corn dogs, freshly squeezed lemonade, livestock shows, carnival rides...how about exhibits?  How about QUILT exhibits?!?  As a young lady, I didn't think much about the quilt exhibits, but I sure do NOW - better late than never, right?!?  Sew, without further ado, here are some of the gorgeous North Dakota State Fair Quilts from July 2013...enjoy!

Which one of these beauties would win the State Champion Ribbon if you were judging????  Please vote in the comments below...

A.  blue & yellow

B.  geometric labyrinth

C.  saw tooth

D. hexagons

E.  sunshine and darkness

F.  Dresden plate applique

G.  blue, green & black Mariner's Compass twist

H.  zig zag and pin wheel

I.  Sunbonnet Sue

J.  Stars galore!

K.  Roosters in the Cabin!

L.  Vase of Flowers with braided border

M.  Giant Nine Patch Flowers

N.  Violet and green study

O.  Snowballs in Summer

P.  Sawtooth border quilt with delicately embroidered blocks

Q.  No 12th block with tan background

R.  Play for Me

S.  Mariner's Compass

Please Vote Below in the Comments!
Thank you :-)


Friday, July 19, 2013

Results of the Friday Night Sew-In!

Getting ready for a weekend vacation kept me busier than I had originally planned, but I did manage to accomplish blocks for TWO different quilts!  (I'm getting ready to see Journey in concert tomorrow night!)

These first two were cut with the Lazy Angle Ruler by Joan Hawley

These blocks were made very quickly and easily from my Basic Grey for Moda in Aspen Frost jelly roll.
Three 2.5" x WOF strips 
Cut these in half diagonally
Cut out 6.5" squares in coordinating background fabric (white with red snowflakes) and cut each of those in half diagonally, too.
Arrange to suit.

This idea came from a free Moda pattern called "Jelly Roll Spin".
Here are many free jelly roll patterns on PDF from www.gobookee.net .

P.S.  From Sugarlane Quilts (the FNSI sponsor for July 2013)

Tonight’s the night…and it’s a perfect night for settling in and sewing with your gal-pals!!!!   I’m sooooo excited….we have so many people joining us…..
If you haven’t signed up yet……..you can go back to the last post HERE and sign up.
At last count there were 63 of us…..if we can get to 80, I’m going to offer a second prize!!!!!!    My very good bloggy friend Anthea, who has been encouraging me with fostering FNSI ALL the way along, has sent some gorgeous FQ packs as prizes….isn’t she amazing!?! 
Here is first prize……
003 (Medium)
and second is…….
009 (Medium)
three gorgeous FQs to get you ready for next month’s FNSI!

At last count, there were 76 registered...only FOUR to go...will you help?!?  Sign up  HERE !


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Friday Night Sew-In is July 19th, 2013!

FNSI is tomorrow night!  

There's still time to register here:  http://sugarlanequilts.blogspot.com/

I know EXACTLY what I'm going to be working on...

July 6th was our 23rd wedding anniversary, so we went to a major city in our state and lo-and-behold!  all the quilt shops (except one) were closed for the Fourth of July weekend!

At the one shop that was open  (ten miles from our hotel!), my DH purchased a beautiful Christmas fabric jelly roll with 4 yds of backing and 5/8ths yard red binding.  

We don't look too bad after twenty-three years together!  

 The fabric:  Moda "Basic Gray" Aspen Frost from Missouri Star Quilt Company

I found two great coordinating background and border fabrics at my local quilt shop:

 I searched for two full weeks for a jelly roll pattern that I thought would feature the fabric nicely and lend itself to the holidays...I FINALLY found it when the pattern (free from Quilter's Newsletter) arrived in the mail!  (And to think I almost threw it out!)  "Jelly Roll Spin"  is 85x85 and will be perfect for two people to snuggle under this winter :-)

I found these and had to share with my readers:  MORE free patterns! AND Free JELLY ROLL patterns!

What are you making this summer?  Do you sew, quilt or craft while camping or on vacation?  What milestones have you celebrated this summer?

What are you doing for Friday Night Sew In?  Please consider joining us - you could win THIS....

All the Best,


rock n quilts at live dot com


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