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Mosaic competition finalists, Voting open

Today, the finalists were announced and the voting opened for the Washed Earth Mosaic competition, over at Stitched in Color. Great news, I am a finalist along with a couple of my blog and quilting friends!! It would be great, if you go over take a look and vote on your favorite. Voting is open until midnight Sunday.

This is my entry that made it through:mosaic4ae2a2c8a565760c2b8870d34823252756bc8098

It was inspired by these photos of autumn/fall in Appalachian mountains in North Carolina.
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Have a great weekend.

 

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Four Season Quilt update and another pot holder

This weekend was very productive. I was able to make some progress on my must finish projects and finish off another pot holder (which I must so turned out well).

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

  • I started the framing of my four seasons quilt I am going with low-tone yellows, creams and beige. I have now decided to use the jelly roll of Notting Hill design by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit.
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  • I tried out the “quilt-as-you-go method” described in this tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman on Oh, Fransson blog site by making this pot holder.I loved this method.Materials
    I love the teapot fabric (“Tea Delights in Jam from Splendor 1920 by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics”) and the natural look with natural Osnaburg fabric. I bought it in blue and the yellow mustard (“Tea Delights in Honey”). The dandelion fabric is from Spoonflower, and the rest of the fabrics used in the pot holder are from Joann’s.
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    Ultimately, I want to make a Amy Butler’s weekender bag like in Elizabeth Hartman’s Blog, as one of my new projects on my 2013 goals. My pattern arrived last week, so these pot holders are allowing me to test out the quilt-as-you-go method.

2013 Goals – Progress report

  • Blog a minimum of 3 times a week (Doing well for January)
  •  Finish my four seasons quilt (In progress)
  • Try 12 new sewing/quilt or patchwork projects (1 down – Pot holders using quilt-as-you-go-method)

WiP Wednesday: Fall Quilt Panel

So I am back blogging after taking a two week break. I was enjoying a great vacation with my parents who are visiting from New Zealand.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I did manage to get further in the 4 seasons quilt (see previous blogs for ongoing progress). I finished all 4 panels, fall/autumn panel was the most recent one. Here are some photo’s:

  • Autumn/Fall and Winter Panelsfall_winter_panels
  • Spring and Summer Panels
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  • All four seasons4seasons_panel

Now it’s on to the borders and finishing the top, and deciding how to back it.

Four Season’s Quilt Work in Progress

Today’s Wednesday’s work in progress – this idea is so great as it keeps me on task so I can share the progress I am making on the various projects I have going. WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This week I wanted to share where I am up to with the four seasons quilt. The front of this quilt has four panels representing an apple tree for each season. I now have Spring and Winter complete…Summer is underway with darker green leaves and apples. I have blogged previously about this quilt which you can find here: last update and the first post.