Monday, June 24, 2013

A quilt in McCall’s Quick Quilts and giveaway

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I got my quilt back from McCall’s on Friday.

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It’s featured in McCall’s quick quilts August/September here

It’s called RETRO TULIPS

I made it using Riley Blake fabrics called Serenata here

They are GORGEOUS!! I love the main peacock fabric.

Here’s a link to an article about it

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I used EQ7 to design it and found this funky flower block and fussy cut the fabrics for the inner part of the flower.

(I also fussy cut the middle border fabric to have it line up straight Smile

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Here’s some other EQ sketches with the same design

but different fabrics/ colors

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Riley Blake sent me some extra fabrics to play around with, so I changed the middle of the star blocks and the corner stone squares and swapped the inner and middle border

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Here I traced out a part of the flower on the interfacing and lined it up on the fabric

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some waste, but not too bad, I saved the scraps Smile

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Here are the blocks being constructed and I auditioned different triangles for the center of the star blocks

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Flower blocks are done and ironed down

I then button hole stitched all the way around

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I also fussy cut the grey sashing

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Quilted and bound

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I quilted an all over swirly pattern

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A star block label on the back.

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do you recognize some of the fabrics from other projects??

I’m using them for my ahhhh hexagons Smile

 

Who wants a signed copy of the magazine??

Comment below and let me know if you’ve worked with any Riley Blake fabrics lately!

(Make sure there’s a way for me to reply to you!! since google+ have changed there’s LOTS of no-reply bloggers now)

I’ll pick a winner Monday July 1st.

Good luck

44 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, lovely quilt and congratulations. I have RB medium and small dots in various colours and use them in numerous projects - dots are just fun.

Sheila said...

Congratulations! Beautiful quilt. So many color possibilities. Oh yes. I like Riley Blake fabrics : )
Such a nice giveaway opportunity.

Linda said...

CONGRATS TO YOU!
LOVE A COPY!
THANKS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Crickets Corner said...

I use their solids and dots and am waiting to get my hands on some Pop and Andrea Victoria.

Debbie Rogowski said...

I love you quilts and have been trying to subscribe to many of the magazines that publish you. I would love to have a signed copy of this one!! (I'm not subscribed to this one) I hope that you can finally reply to my posts as I am a follower of you in more ways than one lol

robin said...

Yes, I have. I love their fabrics! :)

Janet O. said...

Congrats on the publication, Bea! It is a very fun quilt!

Gill said...

Congratulations Bea!
It's not easy to find much RB fabric in the UK!!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Já usei sim,são ótimos muito macios.Obrigada pela oferta.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congrats Bea!!!! You must be so very proud.....love your quilt!!!! I would love to have a signed copy.

Vicki H said...

I would love a signed copy. Congrats to you!

Melody said...

You are so clever. I'd adore a copy. I have Riley Blake fabrics in my stash but haven't sewn any lately.

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful quilt! Congratulations! I would love to win a signed copy of this magazine...(Haven't sewn with any of Riley Blakes' fabrics lately.

Gretchen said...

I actually don't think I have ever worked with Riley Blake fabric. How weird is that?
But I love your quilt!

Karen said...

I haven't worked with Riley Blake fabrics, but I love their designs.

Tami C said...

Congratulations on the publication, Bea! I love Riley Blake fabrics. I used some RB fabric from "The Simple Life" last night to make another block to go into the Moore quilt from Hillbilly Handiworks. I would love a signed copy. Thanks for the chance to win.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What fun! Congratulations! and of course I would love to win a copy.

Ethel Ellis said...

Congratulatons! And of courseI would love a signed copy.

Wendy Kruskie said...

Congrats! Pretty fabric I like all those colors together. Nope I haven't used Riley Blake but I am sure I will. Very pretty!

Laurel Lee Pedersen said...

I love Riley Blake. I purchased from the Eric Dowdle fabric line, but I haven't got it cut out yet.

Janarama said...

Congratulations Bea! How exciting. I just received a fabric order which included Riley Blake's Pop, Chevrons, and Polka Dots in several colors. Now to decide what to make.

Tammy said...

What a beautiful quilt. Congratulations on being published. How exciteing

Debbie Rogowski said...

I think I fixed it!! maybe just for your blog but that helps!! I love your quilts and I've been following you forever

Kathryn said...

I haven't used Riley Blake, only because my local shop doesn't carry it. Love it though.

jmniffer said...

Super quilt! I love all the different color options shown. Congrats on being published and thank for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

jmniffer said...

Super quilt! I love all the different color options shown. Congrats on being published and thank for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Sally said...

I would love a copy, very cute quilt, and I have NOT worked with any Riley Blake fabrics lately.

Unknown said...

I love that tulip design. It makes a pretty quilt. I wish I could say that I have used that fabric or actually any fabric lately. We have just moved from Illinois to Alabama and haven't been able to sew for quite a while. First it was packing and now it is unpacking. And the sewing room can't be set up until the new flooring in installed after the week of July 8th. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Rhonda D. said...

Love your quilt! I love RB fabrics!
I have Sew Cherry, Millie's Closet
and Polka Dot Stitches. Thanks for
the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Margaret said...

I love your quilt. I just got bake sale in and now I am trying to figure out what to make with it. Thanks for the chance to win. mschindlerstar(at)gmail(dot) com

Lorene Holbrook said...

oh yeah, I was putting a border on a quilt top and was about 20" short! had to order another 1/2 yard. love working with the fabric!! I would love a copy! your quilt is beautiful! thanks!

Jan Baker said...

I guess I'm bad. I don't really look at the brand, just pick up the fabric I fall in love with.

Hanke said...

What a nice quilt, love the flowers!
Thanks for the chance!

HollyCraft Originals said...

Beautiful quilt! I love r.b. fabrics and I know I've used some in my appliques! :-)

Julie said...

Love this quilt!!! Good thing you didn't ask to pick a favorite in one of the colorways...love it in all the colors!

cyndiofthevortex said...

What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations!

Pat from Florida said...

Beautiful quilt! I'd love to win a copy of the magazine. No, I haven't worked with Riley Blake fabrics lately.

Jacque said...

Congratulations! You did a wonderful job....I love Riley Blake. Their last fabrics that I worked with were adorable - Quilted Fish fabrics called Apple of my Eye!

Anda W said...

My next quilt will utilize Apple of My Eye, have had it since it came out and it is calling my name! awolk at rogers dot com

barbara woods said...

Our star, New you would be famous

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Cute quilt! I just used some Riley Blake solids in my latest Schnibble quilt.

Karen Propes said...

I love Riley Blake and use his fabrics. Congratulations, I would love a copy. Thanks.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Michele said...

This one is really pretty. Congrats on the newest publication. The new blog look is great too.

This Dog's Mom said...

Congratulations! The quilt is awesome! I haven't used an Riley Blake fabrics yet, but I just got some chevrons that I'm going to use for some pillows.