One finished quilt top and one giveaway…

This week, after a little procrastination. I finally finished sewing all my green stars into a quilt top…

finished green star quilt topI alternated the paper pieced blocks with 8 1/2 inch squares of low volume fabric… using mainly fabrics that had been used in the star blocks.

green star quilt detailI sewed all the blocks together, keeping the paper on the stars.  I have found if I remove the paper from the pattern before I sew everything together there can be issues making everything fit properly.  There can be a lot of bias pieces in paper piecing and you want to minimize the wiggle…

piecingWhen I had sewn all the stars and low volume blocks together I realized the quilt needed a border of some sort.  I ended up making four flying geese blocks and interspersed them within the 3 inch border.

quilt top detailI love how the border and those geese bring the whole quilt together.

green star detailTo celebrate finishing this quilt I thought I would do a little giveaway.

prize packageUp for grabs is this 18 fat eight cuts of fabric so you can make your own green star blocks – 12 different greens and 6 different low volumes.  If you would like to win just leave a comment on this post and we will pick a winner on Monday.   As always I am happy to post overseas.

THE COMPETiTION IS NOW CLOSED.  Thanks.  

It is my blogaversary… and someone will get the pressies

One year ago I posted my first ever blog post.  I can not believe that 132 posts later I am still going… and absolutely loving it.   To celebrate this milestone, and to say thanks to you all for your kinds words and support over the last 12 months,  I thought I would put together a package of my favorite things as a giveaway to one lucky reader.

First up is my favorite quilting book.. Sunday Morning Quilts by Cheryl Atkins and Amanda Jean Nyberg.  I love so many of the quilts and patterns in this book.

Sunday morning quilts

This is the book that introduced me to low volume quilts… and inspired this log cabin quilt in particular.

low volume modern log cabin quilt

Also is in the package is an introduction kit for making 1 inch hexagons –  a packet of 25 plastic templates and a packet of 2 1/2 inch squares of the gorgeous Waterfront Park by Violet Craft.

hexagons

This packet will help you make a start on your own English Paper Pieced (EPP) crazy… I warn you it is addictive.  This part of the giveaway is in honor of my loud obnoxious hexagon work in progress.

hexagon wip 2

And what prize package would be complete without some fabric.  First up is a selection of 10 fat quarters.  Every scrap quilter knows the value of the fat quarter, it is one of the staples of our stash and the best way to get more variety and colour in your collection.

fat quarter bundle

There is of course some of my stash staples… Lizzy House’s “Pearl Bracelets”, a little “Mirror Ball” by Michael Miller and some beloved black and white fabric.

Denyse Schmidt paper pieced flowersAnd in honor of my recent Zakka flower quilt  I am also including a Denyse Schmidt fat quarter collection.   I choose my favorite fabric from this release,  I just love the blue floral in this selection.

DS Fat Quarters

Someone will win all this and more…

Prize package

So how do I enter I hear you ask… just leave a comment on this post.  One lucky winner will be picked next Sunday (27th October) and the prize will be dispatched to which ever part of the world the winner is from.