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Gypsy Wife QAL Final Link-up

GypsyWifeQALThroughout the year, we have been sewing up the Gypsy Wife blocks. Thank you so much to all the sponsors who supported us throughout the year. This month was the final month to pull it all together.
Pershing Block  IMG_1252I have to admit, this pattern was a challenge, and for me other things got in my way, so I am not sharing my finish this month. There have been great finishes already, and I have seen folks working hard to complete their final quilt.

hawthorne_threads_200_225So link-up your quilt top or complete quilt finish by the 9th January 2015 @ 6pm. I will randomly choose a winner who will win:

Click the button and add your blog or flickr link. Good Luck!!

Gypsy Wife Quilt Along: Blog hop list

Wow!!! I am so surprised at all the folks that have joined us for the Gypsy Wife QAL on Flickr. I am so excited, and what a great bunch of blocks that are showing up already!!

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It is not to late to come over and join, as we only started sewing this month. The schedule can be found here.  Kristel (who is helping me with the QAL) over @ Work in Progress Girl did a wonderful post for February on tips and errata’s for this months blocks.

There will be giveaways (prizes) via link-up party at the end of each month. Thank you to our sponsors that have joined us to supporting the giveaways:

The Fat Quarter Shop
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Spoonflower
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Hawthorne Threads
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Fresh Modern Fabric
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If you are also interested in helping out with giveaways, you can contact me at ml_wilkie (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Each month (1 week before the end of the month), one of the members of the QAL will be hosting the link up party. Here is the schedule:

Feb:            Jo @ Riddle and Whimsy
Mar:           Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a Day
Apr:           Megan @ Jaffa Quilts
May:          Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
Jun:            Paige @ Paper Starfisy
Jul:             Dee Dee @ Chez Denielle
Aug:           Rachel @ Farm Gal Designs
Sep:           Hydee Ann @ Splish Splash Stash
Oct:            Kathy @ I Heart Squishy
Nov:           Sarah @ {no} Hats
Dec:           Michelle @ Factotum of Arts

Come over and join this wonderful group of people, and stop by the link-up parties to check out how folks are doing.

Gypsy Wife QAL – February Schedule + January Winner

Woo-hoo, it is time to start sewing. Here is a reminder on the February goal for the Gypsy Wife QAL.

Month Main Block Filler Blocks Total Blocks
February: Color Wheel (1) Pinwheel Blocks (6×4″) 7

There are already a couple of blocks posted on flickr. Come over take a look – it’s not too late to join in. Kristel @ Work in Progress Girl will hold a link-up party at the end of the month for the completed blocks where a giveaway will be available….details to follow.

Feel free to grab a button:

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Now to the give-away for the fabric selection process. I decided to draw two winners:

  1. One for those that linked-up (who wins the 1/2 yard bundle)
  2. For those that did post their photo on flickr – the winner will get a scrap bundle in a color of their choice.

Link-up Winner which was randomly chosen by random.org is #2: Joanna @ Riddle and Whimsy, who has pulled her collection of Christmas fabrics for the Gypsy Wife Quilt along.
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Photo on Flickr winner, which was chosen via the hubby chose a name out of the hat method, is Amy (Quilting Amy).

I will send you both an email to get address details. Hope everyone has a great weekend 🙂

Gypsy Wife Quilt Along: Fabric Choices + pattern winner + new give-away

Last week, we posted the schedule of the Gypsy Wife Quilt along….and the winner of the Gypsy Wife Pattern is #17
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which is dlk3265. I will be emailing you to get your details to ship the pattern.

I am so excited to start looking at my fabrics, choosing what I will use for the Gypsy Wife Quilt. I have decided to use True Colors by Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey and Joel Dewberry….I have half yards of all fabrics of these three designers (purchased from Hawthorne threads)

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Here is the link-up for February. Don’t forget to:

  • It is not to late join our group for the Gypsy Wife Quilt Along over on Flickr, grab a button  for your blog.GypsyWifeQAL
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  • Leave a comment on the meet and greet page to introduce yourself,
  • Upload a photo of your fabric choices to Flickr, and link up below,
  • Post a blog post about the quilt along and fabric choices (optional).

All those that are a member of the Gypsy Wife Flickr group + who links up a picture of your fabric choice, will have a chance to win my custom low-volume 1/2 yard bundle of these 6 fabrics. I will randomly draw a winner 31st January (after 6pm EST).

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UPDATE – 29JAN: Patterns are again available from Westwood acres, and Modern Quilter

Here is the link-up:

Gypsy Wife Quilt Along + Winner of Pillow Pop

Have you see the buzz around Gypsy Wife Pattern? Does this not look interesting and exciting?? Possibly a challenge or a great gift for next Christmas?

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Intrepid Threads and Amitie Textiles are both offering BOM’s (Block of the Month) for this quilt. I really want to do this pattern but I did not want to do a BOM, where fabric is provided as part of the price. The reason, simply is, I have enough fabric and I would like to make my own Gypsy Wife blocks with my current stash.

Talking with Kristel @ Work in Progress Girl and Daisy @ Ants to Sugar, they were both:

  1. Interested in this pattern (and have it already)
  2. Interested in making and following a group of folks who are also interested in making it, so we can meet and experience it with others.

As we were talking, we thought it would be fun to do a Quilt Along (Gypsy Wife Quilt Along). Details are still being worked out but the general idea will be:

  1. Join in with us, on flickr – Gypsy Wife QAL. Grab a button, if you want for your blog (see below).
  2. Schedule will be posted at the end of this week. Expect it to have a feature block and a couple of filler blocks per month. First month for blocks would be February and the final blocks to finish up in December.
  3. Buy your pattern, and select your fabric, in January.
  4. A link-up will be provided each month, where you can link-up a post or pictures (i.e. Blog is not necessary).

I bought my pattern @ Westwood Acres on Saturday, and it arrived yesterday (Monday). I have added additional online shops that offer the pattern for purchasing, to a post, on Flickr.

I am also, looking into getting a couple of give aways for folks that link-up, during the year.  If you are interested in participating in the giveaway’s, please send me an email: ml_wilkie@hotmail.com.

Here’s the button you can use and I hope to see y’all over on Flickr.

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Lastly, the winner of the Book Review Tuesday – Pillow Pop is:

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and #5 was Carol B. I will be sending you an email for your mailing address. Congratulations!!