Sunday, April 27, 2014

Design Needle Monday. And a Give Away!!

More like design under the needle ;) I am still quilting the triangle quilt. . . I thought I was half way done.  Imagine my surprise when I put it on the wall and realized - no, I am not half way through! DAMN IT! Seriously people, WHAT WAS I THINKING??? OK, pictures first and then we will get to that giveaway stuff :)

So the plan is this, on the remaining three columns of hexagons I am going to do the non echoed flowers on the top four rows and the echo on the bottom three rows... Does that make sense? What makes sense to me is that it means I have the most time intensive part of the quilting done ;)

This picture is sideways but it still gives you an idea of what is going on closer up.

The echoed hexagons take an hour to quilt each. . . One would think it would be faster. . . OK, I think it should go faster LOL
Close up of those echoed flowers.  I decided on echoes instead of paisleys.

I decided that I wouldn't do echos in a portion of the quilt. . . design decision?  Let's be honest - this is all about the time it is taking to quilt this quilt! haha

I do love the texture and the look.  Do I like the time it takes? Ummm. . . let's wait and see how this baby turns out ;)

I really like the non echoed blocks - should have just went with that huh? Live and learn, live and learn - right now I'm doing a good amount of learnin' over here LOL
I decided to do the diamond column differently as well.  I will do them every other one, so that next column of diamonds will have the middle diamond unquilted.
My plan is to keep quilting this and see where I am on Wednesday.  If I don't think I am going to be able to finish it by the end of the QAL link up, I am going to go back to the Fractured Log Cabin and get that baby sewn together - I want need a finish!  And those log cabin blocks are sitting on my ironing board just BEGGING to be finished.

On to the giveaway.  Long post but it has been forever OK, a week, since my last post.  At the beginning of last week I hit a mile stone on my little blog - 100 followers!! There are a few more now (thank you for those of you who clicked follow in the last week and welcome to my insanity!) but the milestone was hit while I was buried under a certain quilt ;) SO, since I never in a bajillion years thought that my blog would be anything than a way for me to share pictures of my quilts with my mom (HI MOM!, she doesn't read what I write, she just looks at the pictures, maybe if I put it in all caps she will see it! haha), to say thank you to all of those peeps out there reading my blog and taking the time to comment.  It has turned into so much more than just sharing pictures with my mom in such a very short time.  I have 'virtually met' so many uber cool quilters!  The support, inspiration, encouragement and pointers I have gotten have been awesome.  I am so glad to have 'fallen' into this community and to say thank you I am going to give away these to one lucky commenter to this post:
Moda Marbles Citrus Fat Quarter bundle.  There are 10 cuts in the bundle.  I promise, I have not cut even a tiny piece out of any of them! Sometimes I can show restraint. OK, not often when it comes to fabric :)


Here are the rules:

Come on, you know me - there are no rules! This is open to international readers, I will ship anywhere! 

You don't have to be a follower to have a chance, but if you want to follow along on my quilty journey, I sure would love to have you come along for the ride! 

So just leave a comment.  Any old comment will do! And if you are a no-reply blogger (if you use Google + and you have not done the abracadabra poof thing to fix the no-reply, you are a no reply blogger) please leave your email address so that I can get in touch with you. 

I am going to to leave this giveaway open for a week (closing at midnight MST 5/4/2014).  Let's be honest, I'm quilting up a storm over here and I am likely not going to leave my sewing chair for days! grin So I will announce the winner (chosen with Random.org's Sequence Generator) in next Monday's (5/5) post.  Oh and you KNOW I will be posting a finish before Monday so make sure you check back before then!

Good luck!  And again, thank you for participating in my little part of the blogosphere! :)

Linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, Stitch By Stitch for Anything Goes Monday, Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday, Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.  I might be adding more. . . just depends on how this goes! 

Update: Adding Let's Bee Social with Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts, WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts and NTT with Kelly over at My Quilt Infatuation.  It is looking good, I might have the quilting done tomorrow! Stay tuned for the big reveal :) 

Until next time, keep on quilting!
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82 comments:

  1. Hi!!!! I love your quilt!!!! Very pretty!!!

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  2. W that quilting is awesome. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Wow I can't believe how beautiful your quilting is! It's so time consuming but will be sooo beautiful! I always think everything I do should be quicker so know what you mean! Be sure to take breaks and get a few massages from someone to keep your neck supple!

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  4. I think your doing great. It really is an eye catching quilt.......... I like the way the quilting adds further dimension to this design. Hang in there, ....... once you've got the quilt path direction memorised in your head, you'll streamline that hour, down to 40mins, then 30mins, then 20mins. You get my drift. So worth it in the end.

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  5. This quilt is fantastic. I thought the flowers in the hexagons were great, but you've done so much more design-wise since I last looked.
    Congratulations on reaching your 100th blog post: on to the next hundred! I follow you with google friend connect

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  6. I like how your flowers in the hexagon look you are doing great job! so pretty , happy sewing

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE your quilting on this quilt! It will be worth the time it is taking. I really love the echoed flowers. But for me, more is more when it comes to the quilting :). Congrats on 100 followers!

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  8. Love your quilting thanks for the chance to win

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    1. Thank you, Debbie :) You are a no reply blogger, please email me and provide me with an email address in case you win! quiltmusings@gmail.com

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  9. The quilting on your triangles quilt look fantastic! I love the echoed flowers and the alternating designs in the diamonds.

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  10. Will comment for fabric! The hexie design caught my eye (in the thumbnail photo at Patchwork Times) -- but when I saw the closeup pictures of the actual quilting -- wow! It is beautiful!

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  12. Judy, I want to leave a comment about your detailed quilting on the triangles. But I am left speechless. I feel fortunate to know you and your work!!! VERY IMPRESSIVE.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  13. Your quilting is lovely! What kind of machine are you using for quilting? I decided to just stitch in the ditch on my triangle quilt, and get 'er done. Quick and easy.
    The hardest part of Free Motion Quilting for me is deciding what to do.
    Lin
    lin3841 at gmail dot com

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  14. I was looking at your beautiful quilt when your comment to my blog popped into my in box. I LOVE your quilting! It gives such depth and dimension to an already wonderful quilt. The design you are using is perfect for this quilt.

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  15. I haven't a hope of finishing in time and my quilting plan is far less ambitious than yours. One day I hope to be able to make something this nice! Totally gorgeous and well worth the hour per hexie spent!

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  16. Love your quilting thanks for the chance to win, stopping by from Anything goes and decided why not follow and be your friend.. thanks again

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  17. Followed the link from Judy's Patchworktimes page, as the colors of the hexagon quilt caught my eye, LOVE IT! Keep with the quilting, it is BEAUTIFUL!!!! (Yea I would LOVE to win, but love your quilt too!)

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    1. Thank you, Dorothy! You are a no reply blogger :( Please send me an email so if you win, I can get in touch with you :) quiltmusings@gmail.com

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  18. really like the quilting you've done on the triangle top beautiful.

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  19. I love this Hexagon quilt!!! Your quilting is awesome...I have not been FMQing long, but hope to do as well as you have on this quilt. Just beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway too:)
    darlsc@gmail.com

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  20. Congrats on your milestone. I love the orange peel like effect of your flower on the block!

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  21. Your quilt and your quilting is gorgeous! I need to get brave and practice my FMQing.

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  22. Your quilting is wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

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  23. What yummy colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I'm on Google+ but I think I'm good! Ja21ke@yahoo.com just incase... I love your blog! Love your style and I have you bookmarked to check in on you each morning! You're at the top of the list with Debbie from A Quilters Table and Sara of See Sweetness!

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  25. follow you and would love to win, thanks

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  26. Your quilt has a jewel effect!! Awesome! I am already following link out via Bloglovin' - thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize... Love all those colours!! Congrats on reaching 100+ followers :-)

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  27. Congrats on growing your blog to 100 readers! LOL!! you sound like me - I'm always rather shocked when people say - OMG - you're Nina-Marie? I read your blog. I always want to say - did my mother pay you to say that to me! grin!! The quilting looks great - keep it up!!

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  28. Gorgeous quilting. Well worth the work.

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    1. Thank you Micki :) I hope you come back to this post. . . you are a no reply blogger and I was not able to get your email through your Google + profile. Please email me with your email address: quiltmusings@gmail.com

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  29. lovely quilting, and sometimes I really like a less is more approach but then some days I can't help myself and just keep on adding and adding quilting! its a lovely quilt. I would love a chance to win....

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  30. WILL IT NEVER ENNNNNDDDD??? Haha! I know that feeling well! Your quilting is looking so gorgeous, it will be worth the pain in the end. You can do it!

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  31. Congrats on the followers! Love your quilt and the your quilting is awesome. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  32. You have much more patience than me in the freemotion department. Your design choices are wonderful and the quilt is going to be fabulous. Take as long as you need!

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  33. This is just beautiful! Did you take Angela Walters' "Dot to Dot Quilting" class on Craftsy? I did, and this makes me think of some of her designs she teaches in that class. Simple but SOOO effective. Thank you for visiting moi, and I've now signed up (am I #101 follower?!) to follow you through bloglovin'.
    email: ephdra@gmail.com Yep, I'm one of the ones who have been stung by the no-reply blogger issue from switching to Google+. Still trying to find the right "poof!" to fix it...sigh.

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  34. Hi! I'm back here to follow your progress with your hexagones. (I wouldn't mind winning the fabric, though...) You told me that you should have gone with only the swirl around the outside... so I came to see what you added. The echoed hexagones are quite pretty too. I like the one without it better. But, I think it would make a very interesting piece to have both. And changing the quilting in the diamonds like you did just impart even more the non-homogenous quilting. It will be more fun to look at it in the end.

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  35. Great blog, wonderful ideas to inspire, and thanks for the chance to have THE book at hand for us quilters

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  36. Oh darn dumb me, Billie sent me so many 100 blocks giveaway I forgot this one was for the wonderful fabrics, please allow me a chance to fondle fine fabrics!

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  37. Wowzers your triangles are lookin' wonderful!! I really like how your quilting is setting the hexagons off! And what an awesome give away-I'd love them fabrics! I thought for sure I was following your blog but I don't see it on my list. So I am off to follow you :-)

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  38. I just put you on my bloglovin list. Love your quilting! Do you quilt on a long arm or a domestic machine? I haven't tried FMQ yet. Kinda chicken . . .
    Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  39. Judy, your quilting is amazing!!! An hour to do each hexagon... you must be so patient. I'm keen to do FMQ on a quilt, but I've only played once on scrap fabric. I suppose I should just go for it. Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful fabrics.

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  40. Oh. I am jealous. My attempts a quilting a flower shape in my triangles went sadly wonky today. Your quilting is beautiful and must be worth it!! Congrats on your milestone and you have a new follower here :)

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  41. Wow that is some impressive quilting! Congratulations on reaching your blogging milestone :0

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  42. Those triangles are looking fantastic! I just quilted around every triangle I wasn't as energetic as you :) But I certainly love the look of your's.

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  43. oh wow your quilting is just so incredible

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  44. Love the quilt, especially the quilting!

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  45. Oh wow! I'm loving the echo quilting & no wonder it's taking so long! Beautiful stuff you're doing though. Keep it up! :-)

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  46. You keep at it, girlfriend! That quilting is looking absolutely stunning!

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  47. Ok what were you thinking? Why of course you were thinking about how seriously awesome this quilt was going to be when it's done. I adore the quilting in the diamonds and the echo quilting in the flowers really rocks! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  48. Your triangle quilt is coming along beautifully. It will look amazing when you're done.

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  49. Wow, the quilting looks amazing! It might take a long time but the finished effect is well worth it!

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  50. Very beautifully quilted! and so many intricately worked designs, thank you for sharing!

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  51. Wow, this quilt gets better with every post!

    I hope I'm not a "no-reply blogger" since I have no blog, just a simple gmail account. After being accused of such, I opened up my gmail to everyone (now expecting a deluge of spam).

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    1. Thank you Vicki! Please e-mail me with your email address. I went to your profile but your email address was not there.... My email address is quiltmusings@gmail.com.

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  52. Your quilting is stunning!! Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  53. What a lovely quilt. I love those colours and quilting is great.

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  54. Love your quilting -- it looks very intense! And what a comfort to hear others change their minds about "good ideas" mid-stream. Congrats on 100 plus followers!!

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  55. very impressive quilting.... i should be so patient and precise.....

    cree4108@yahoo.com

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  56. Congrats on your milestone and gorgeous quilt. Have you thought about just echoing once around some if the flowers? Anyway, I am loving all of your design choices.

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  57. Wow, certainly glad I turned up for a look! Ditto to everyone elses comments... amazing quilting. You can always add that extra quilting later if you feel it needs it. But it does look more interesting having the variety. That's a good way of sitting on the fence, isn't it?

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  58. Beautiful, beautiful quilting! I can see why it would take an hour to do each hexagon but well worth! What a fun giveaway, thanks! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  59. Gorgeous quilting! That quilt is stunning!

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  60. oh my goodness, that quilting is absolutely amazing! It really makes the quilt unique!

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  61. Your quilting is lovely. I agree though an hour for each block sounds like a lot.

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  62. Your quilting is awesome - I'm inspired!

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  63. I just seen the finished thing and it is awesome. No rules means I'll take my chance :-) Thx!

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  64. Really like your quilt, thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. Your quilt is gorgeous!! I would LOVE this bundle...

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  66. Your quilt is beyond beautiful....can't believe all the work in it, though. Your patience exceeds mine. Would love the giveaway.

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  67. Love your work thanks. For this chance to win

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  68. Goodevening! I have just started to follow you this last week and already there is a giveaway! That is fun, but your quilts are the real treasure! You are really talented and your work is an inspiration!
    Esther

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  69. Good Grief Girl! You've got a LOT of people being inspired by your works! Glad I made you smile today... I love smiling at all you're amazing creations! Sweet Blessings, Chris

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  70. I love the details in your posts abut how you did things and what you've learned. Very helpful and inspirational to others. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Your quilting is amazing! I'm just getting started, and I am in awe.

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  72. Lovely quilt and amazing quilting!

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  73. I love your quilting so far on this quilt. What detail!! I have enjoyed following your blog!

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  74. I love your quilting so far on this quilt. What detail!! I have enjoyed following your blog!

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  75. Só vi hoje,agora...espero que dê tempo...Amo os Hexágonos.Gostaria muito de ter esses tecidos.Obrigada por tanta generosidade abrindo internacional,sou do BrazilObrigada!
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  76. New follower on Bloglovin, visted from the Blog Hop group. Your quilting is fabulous!

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