Saturday, April 30, 2011

Patience is a Virtue

I want to thank you all for hanging in there with me. I have been slow to blog and if you have commented and not heard from me - Sorry! I am cramming to get things done. I do appreciate all comments and after Market will be better about email and posting. Anyway.... here is the finish for Folk Art Tribute!

This is the final block. It finishes at 12" x 48" and goes at the bottom of the quilt. You will need to piece your backing. I used two different prints and joined in the middle. The templates and border instructions are HERE.

The finished quilt is 60" x 72" and has 3 borders.

I think it turned out pretty cute. What do you guys think?

I have been asked if I will do another free BOM- not sure yet. I am going to have to see how busy I am. I am writing 2 books for 2012. Which means I am working on those now. I will get back to you on that. That's all for now. Come back on Tuesday for the 100 Blocks Blog Tour and giveaway.

(This free pattern will be removed June1 and then will be available for purchase only.)

Happy Quilting, Dawn

Friday, April 22, 2011

Show and Tell

I wanted to share some of the photos that I have received. This is from Kathy Shaw in Evans Georgia. This is the 3rd quilt that Kathy has ever made and her first applique. Isn't it stunning? I like her version better than mine.

Love the beautiful setting as well. Georgia is one of my favorite places.

The next photo is from Sylvia Broekhuis in the Netherlands. This is her Folk Art Tribute quilt.

She is using the blanket stitch to applique her blocks. So cute!

The next photos are from Shirley Beckett. She has made Patriot- enlarging it for Quilts of Valor. And she has also made Creve Coeur using a line from Kansas Troubles. You should see Shirley's workmanship- outstanding.

If you peak in the right top corner you can get a little glimpse of her Dear Jane quilt. It is to die for. I will have to see if she can send me a photo to share.

That's all I have to share today. Back to work.

Happy Quilting, Dawn

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Winners and Giveaways

As I frantically work to finish everything by Market I thought I better take a moment to announce the winners of the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine and tell you about the next giveaway.

First, thanks to all for the nice comments. The winners of the magazines are :
Gayle and gardenladyinutah. If you ladies would send my your addresses I will get your copies in the mail.

Second, I am participating in the 100 Blocks Blog Tour again. My day for the tour is Tues. May 3. Be sure to tune in here for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Vol.3. There will be tons of giveaways from all the blogs so be sure to check them all out.

Happy Quilting, Dawn
For those of you looking for a place to purchase this magazine- Fat Quarter Shop has fast, reliable service.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Primitive Quilts and Projects

After much anticipation the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazines have shipped and are now in stores and subscribers hands. I am pleased to be a part of this new venture. The photography is outstanding and the projects are as well. The quilt I have in the issue is called Juliet. It is a variation of an old antique Rose Tree block. Applique of course.

My photography skills aren't the best. If you would like to see more, check out the magazine. Don't have a copy? Well you are in luck. The girls at Homespun Media sent me a couple to give away. Leave a comment here by 6pm Monday April 18. I will draw two names for copies of the magazine.

P.S. I know it's been 2 weeks since my last post but with Market approaching....

The last block may be a bit behind. We'll see. I am working around the clock but I really need an assistant.

Happy Quilting, Dawn