Sunday, March 5, 2017

Let's Quilt It -- A Winner and More

Many, many thanks for the kind feedback
on my latest Free Motion Quilting tutorial
"Let's Quilt It - A Valentine for You"
recently published on the Moda Bake Shop.

I do hope the diagrams,


details,


images,


recently added YouTube videos,



and never ending chatter,

Yadda, Yadda Yadda !!

aid in your quest to improve your 
free motion quilting
skills!

Now to announce a winner of the 
"Let's Quilt It - A Valentine for You" 
Kit... 
which includes some seriously
beautiful Moda Fabric
4 Large Spools of Aurifil Thread

I combined the entries from the blog post with the comments on the Bake Shop Recipe for a total of  219 eligible entries.

I used Mr. Random.Org to choose a Winner... 

There's a Kicker ... 

Wait for It.... 
 Mr. Random  first selected comment #77,
 my dear friend Shari from Bear Creek Quilting Company. 
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 If you're not familiar with Shari's fantastic Online Quilt Shop you should certainly check it out. 
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Shari has an amazing selection of fabric, Aurifil thread, panels, kits, blocks of the month selections, and she's always sharing free patterns and inspirational blog posts & tutorials

Shari is one of the most gracious and giving folks I know.
In true form -- she wanted me to give the "kit" to another lucky winner....
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So... we drew again.
Mr. Random.Org Choose
And the winner is:
Congratulations Linda !!
You're the winner of the fabric and thread kit!
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I'll send you an email so we can get your shipments in the mail to you!
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Thanks again to those who took the time to comment and share.
I LOVE when we can come together to improve our skills.
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Many thanks again to
and

for always sharing inspiration and fabulous products!

Before I go... 
Sister Michele and I take an Eagle Spotting Road Trip
Annually every 3rd of March  
Her Birthday!!
This year we broke records observing more than 35 eagles on our day-long trip.
Here are 2 neat shots that she snapped:

P41 in his new nest by the River (Deposit, NY) Image Courtesy Michele Morningstar

Mature Bald Eagle near Cannonsville Reservoir, Deposit NY - Image courtesy Michele Morningstar
It was an amazing day!!!
Thanks everyone -- Happy Quilting!
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If your Shop, Group or Guild is looking for programs or workshops I would love to hear from you.


Free Motion Quilting on Home Machines
Basics ~ A Quilters Doodles ~ McTavishing
A Full Day of Feathers
Ruler & Template Work
*
Wool & Needle turn Applique
Technique or Project Oriented Workshops available.

Send email inquiries to karen at redbirdquiltco dot com
or redbirdquiltco at gmail dot com


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Let's Quilt It - A Valentine and Giveaway For You!

Greetings quilty friends...

I'm excited to share a Free Motion Quilting
recipe on the Moda Bake Shop today.
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We start with a little
💕 Moda Grunge & French General fabric...💕
layer with Dream Wool batting
add in my favorite Aurifil thread
and walk through the steps necessary
to free motion quilt
pebbles, echos, feathers & matchsticks
using a HOME machine!!
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So... if you need a quick gift for a friend...
Or to dress-up a table display,
Be sure to visit the Moda Bake Shop and
learn how to create and quilt
this sweet 11" mini.
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It will get YOUR creative stitches hopping!
The design and quilting is very versatile so you might consider the following
finishing options:

1.  Forget the applique and prepare a mini whole-cloth.
Quilted on Moda Muslin with Aurifil 40Wt thread - Dream Wool batting
In the sample above I used my QP Edge Template by my dear friend Linda Hrcka ~ The Quilted Pineapple and added a double-line cross hatch in the center.
Sew FUN!!!

2. Make it larger by duplicating the design for a 4 patch!!
Image via PhotoBooth for Instagram 
The hearts look fabulous oriented in either direction.
Image via PhotoBooth for Instagram 
3.  Consider adding sashing to the middle of a 4 patch... so pretty!
Image via PhotoBooth for Instagram 
 4. Or surround the blocks with setting triangles...
Image via PhotoBooth for Instagram 
Just a few of the things you can do to turn the mini into a real quilt.

Be sure to jump to the Moda Bake Shop post for the quilting details
and return here to enter:

A Kit Giveaway!

That's right!!
I've packaged up
Moda Grunge & French General fabric
and my dear friends at
tossed in the exact colors of Aurifil 40Wt and 50Wt thread that I used to make the sample.
💖
Moda Fabric +
4 Large Spools of Aurifil
Oh MY!!!

You will LOVE working with this fabric and thread...

To get in on the giveaway
I need a little feedback....

Leave a comment below or on the
Moda Bake Shop tutorial...
describing what you like best about it.
Is it the images, the advice, the project, learning a new Free Motion motif ?

For an extra (optional) entry -- share this blog post or the Moda Bake Shop tutorial with your friends on social media and leave a comment letting me know you did.

Need one more (optional) chance to win ?
If you're on Facebook -- be sure to "Like" Redbird Quilt Co,  Moda Bake Shop and Aurifil Thread for another optional entry.  Leave another comment here letting me know you did.

Giveaway Entries Open through Midnight EST Feb 27th
 💕  Sister Janet's Birthday!!  💕

Updated 27-Feb-2017
I've uploaded 2 YouTube videos for "Let's Quilt It... A Valentine for You!"
Click the images below for Part 1 and Part 2 respectively.

Also -- stay tuned as I've recorded a YouTube video of my stitching the sampler.
As soon as it's uploaded I'll include the direct link here.

Comedy and quilting go hand-in-hand

Updated 5-Mar-2017
Click the image below to download the Heart Template from Google Drive:


Thanks for your continued support!

Follow me on social media:
Redbird Quilt Co. on FacebookInstagramPinterestTwitterYouTube
Facebook my FMQ Frenzy Community Group
See my other Moda Bake Shop Recipes

***  Guilds, Groups and Shops ***

I'm booking Lectures, Trunk Shows and Workshops for 2018 & 2019
If your Shop, Group or Guild is looking for programs or workshops I would love to hear from you.


Free Motion Quilting on Home Machines
Basics ~ A Quilters Doodles ~ McTavishing
A Full Day of Feathers
Ruler & Template Work
*
Wool & Needle turn Applique
Technique or Project Oriented Workshops available.

Send email inquiries to karen at redbirdquiltco dot com
or redbirdquiltco at gmail dot com


Note:  The FTC requires that I tell you.... I occasionally use affiliate links on my blog and website.  I may be compensated for purchases made using the links.  Rest assured I will only share sales and promotions for products I know and love myself.  Many thanks for your support of my very small business.