Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pattern give-away

Yea....I finally finished it. 

I love designing quilts and making them, but then I try to write the pattern and instructions and I hit a brick wall.  Its so much harder to put in words and pictures how to make a quilt than it is to just make it. 

But I finished the pattern for my Welcome Wall Hanging and thought I would share my bliss of having it done with my blog followers.  I plan to give away two of the patterns, so if you would like one, just leave me a comment.  I will draw two names, a week from today.

Someone requested to see my Dear Jane Signature Block swap quilt, so here it is.    Kind of hard to get a good picture with it lying on the floor, but hopefully you get the idea. 

The label on the back of the quilt lists the countries and States of origin of the blocks. 

There are 13 countries (including USA) represented and 41 States.

I just love looking at the blocks and when it is hanging in my office it sure draws the attention.

I wonder if I have blocks from any of you????  If you participated in a DJ Siggy swap, please let me know, I want to search my quilt to see if your name is one there!
And just a note of progress I am making on my handwork.  The three main quilts I am working on are all involving handwork so the progress is slow, but very enjoyable and that is what counts. 
I have 75 hexies made and sewn together, need 165 for the body of this quilt. I am toying with the idea of a picket fence border with tiny hexagon flowers.  Have to play around with that though a little longer.
I have 2 of my flower block appliqued on the Cottage Grove quilt, and have completed the quilting on 28 of the 65 stars on my Circus Stars Quilt.  Its nice to see them progressing, but I will not bore you with pictures each time. The retreat that I was to go to in January was postponed because of the snow, which was a major disappointment for me.  But hey....its coming up this month - next week!!! I can hardly wait and hopefully you will see a lot more progress on these three projects after retreat.  This year I am only taking handwork, which will be nice not to have to load up half my sewing room .
Thanks for stopping by and keep stitching, and be sure to leave a coment if you want a chance to win a pattern.


Linda said...

I want to comment on your lovely hexagons. What a pretty arrangement of beautiful colors! I so admire your dedication to hand-piecing them.

No need to enter me in your giveaway, as I'm not very good at English paper-piecing. But thank you anyway. It really is a pretty design.

I hope you'll stop by and enter MY giveaway!

Julie Fukuda said...

Those are all just beautiful. I like the way you arrange them all.

The giveaway is so pretty but you don't have to enter my name either as I have more than enough to keep me in stitches.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Teresa -- it looks like you've been good and busy. Your handwork is all so beautiful -- love those hexagons. I'm afraid I fall in with your two previous commenters -- my wall space is so limited, I know I'd never make it and it's such a pretty pattern, it should go to someone who will enjoy it!

Shakerwood said...

Big whoot whoot on finishing the pattern! See why I don't have many finished? Don't put my name in the pot for obvious reasons...... I'll post about it now and send some folks your way.

Raewyn said...

It must be a lovely feeling to have your own pattern packaged up like that :-) I also love the way you have put your Grandmothers Garden together.Out of interest, what size quilt will you end up with, with 165 flowers?

Joan P. said...

I love your blog, Teresa. I went back and read all of them. I love it that you have put lots of tips along the way.
Please put me in the drawing for the pattern. I would love to make one. And I really like your Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Leeanne said...

I'm really interested to see how you will quilt your grandmothers garden quilt...nice fresh colours.Nice feeling To have your own pattern and such a nice one at that.Spools rule!

Millie said...

All your work is beautiful. I hear you with the patterns, I think it is hard to wright the instructions too.

Floss said...

The hexagons look so sweet, I like the colours you are using.
The pattern looks very cute and I would love to be included in the draw.
To bad that the snow caused the retreat to be delayed, hopefully it will be worth the wait.

Cathy Herrington said...

I absolutely love all these quilts you have on here! I want to make each one!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Teresa, congratulations on your new Pattern....I love the colourway of your hexagon quilt....Hugs Lyn

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your pattern and I'm sorry I didn't get to enter your giveaway. :(
It was one of "those" weeks for me with two funerals among other things so I'm just getting to read many of my favorite blogs. I do want you to know your pattern is wonderful and I love your fabric choices - so spring like and aren't we all craving a little spring! blessings, marlene

Purple Pam said...

Love your hexagon quilt.

Leanne said...

Well done on the pattern I am with you on pattern writing it is so easy to get an idea out of my head and made but really hard to put the words on paper.

Susan said...

Your hexagon quilt is inspiring... I think I might start another one after my table runner is finished.