Tag: competitions

Yesterday we celebrated my niece Grace’s 3rd birthday (it’s actually next Saturday), and today was my mom’s birthday. We went to Quilt Fest NJ to see her very first quilt entered into competition. A pretty cool birthday treat. My mom and I met up when the show opened to cruise the floor before Adam, my brother, and Grace arrived at lunchtime.

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myhappygardenThe Fabric Shop is doing a giveaway of Cloud 9’s new organic fabric line My Happy Garden.

I am in love with these fabrics. They are so whimsical and fantastic, and I’m dying to get my hands on them. So I’m blogging, Twittering, and commenting about this giveaway in the hopes of getting a set of fat quarters in all 8 patterns.

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bee square goodiesSo I completely forgot to mention that I got a bag of goodies last week from Bee Square Fabrics for participating in the Dr. Seuss Quilt Competition. This assortment of fabric pieces came as a consolation prize, and I love it. I’m already trying to think of what to use the fabrics for, and there are some projects on my list that might make great use of these. So I’m thrilled that my first foray into the world of quilting competition was so much fun, and I placed third!

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Whimsy & Spice, a confectioner in Brooklyn, celebrated their 1-year anniversary this past week with a contest on their blog. I commented, and I won! I’ve been reading their blog for quite¬†a while, I even made the amazing chocolate butterscotch bars from their recipe last summer. I still dream about those bars….

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table runner fabrics

I tied for 3rd place in the Bee Square Fabrics Dr. Seuss quilt contest. Yay!

The first new project I’m starting this spring is another table runner like the Christmas Runner. I liked it so much, and it was such a great project for practicing applique and hand sewing that I decided to make a year-round runner to leave on our dining room table. This project of course came from the supremely inspiring Purl Bee, and it was originally conceived as a Thanksgiving Runner. The benefit of having made one already is that I already know measurements and difficulty, and now I can tweak to make it better.

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Vote for my quilt, I’m number 8! The survey is working now. Based on the comments the popular vote seems to be going to the easily identifiable Dr. Seuss themes, so I’m taking the underdog stance. This is fun!

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I suddenly have so many things exciting me this week that I can hardly stop bouncing to post about them.

First of all, Adam’s passport came yesterday! I’ve mentioned us wanting to go away for spring break next week, but our excitement had sort of fizzled after we realized Adam’s passport had expired in February. I was already getting a little overwhelmed with all the planning before we realized about his passport, and then I just couldn’t get motivated to rethink the plan. But it has arrived, and today Adam took charge of the planning and found some great last-minute deals to Cancun. I booked the tickets this evening with some travel vouchers my mom donated to the cause (thanks, Mom!). Honestly, if Adam had just booked a trip and told me where we were going, I would have been ecstatic. Spring break fever has hit school hard, and testing season has begun. I’ve had so much else taking up my head space in March that I couldn’t get this vacation going. But Cancun it is!

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Dr. Seuss QuiltOther posts on this project: Dr. Seuss Quilt Pt. 1, Dr. Seuss Quilt Pt. 2, Dr. Seuss Quilt Pt. 3.

It’s done! And I love it.

I got Adam to take the pictures because clearly his camera is better than mine, and I wanted these photos to look different from my usual standing-over-project pose that makes it look like a narrowing hallway towards the top. So the whole thing is based roughly on the Any Way You Slice It quilt from Denyse Schmidt Quilts. I didn’t use a pattern, though, and I only made one kind of square. The finished size is roughly 6″ x 7″ and Adam has commented that it will make an exciting hot plate after this competition is done.

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dr. seuss quilt topOther posts on this project: Dr. Seuss Quilt Pt. 1, Dr. Seuss Quilt Pt. 2.

The quilt top is done for Bee Square’s Dr. Seuss quilt contest. I haven’t been able to concentrate on sewing much the past week or so, so it’s taken me a while to get this sewn together. I also couldn’t decide if this would be the final layout, and I played with a lot of different options. In the end I decided that this is the one I liked the best.

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dr. seuss quilt layoutOther posts on this project: Dr. Seuss Quilt Pt. 1.

Here are my squares, pieced and ready to be pieced together. I think this is the final layout, but I might end up changing it again. It is a very abstract approach to Bee Square’s project, but I like it. Even if it doesn’t make the final round of voting, I think the colors and patterns and lines are Seussian in all the best ways. I like it, and I like having a project where I force myself to think outside the box.

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