Saturday, March 16, 2013

International Quilting Day and a GIVEAWAY


SewCalGal's Virtual Sew-cial - International Quilting Day


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Today is International Quilting Day....so I thought a giveaway would be in order.  Just leave a comment...you don't even have to read the rest of this post if you don't want to!! 
  
Easy peasy...........and you might win this Beam n Read for yourself...sorry, but due to the cost of shipping I cannot offer this outside the United States.  Sorry :(

I'll pick a winner with the Random Draw Generator on Monday 12 PM.




In honor of SewCalGal's Virtual Sew-cial - International Quilting Day 
I am working on my KING SIZE SCRAP QUILT....here is a picture of the quilt under the machine...what a BEAR to quilt!!!


I have never made a king size quilt before, and believe me, at this time of my life I REALLY didn't need to decide to make one now...but I loved this Wiggly Whimsy Scrap Quilt from http://rubybluequilts.blogspot.com/ she started a quilt along a couple of months ago and I decided to make this quilt.

The reason I wanted to make a king size one was because I can never get a quilt large enough to fit my 4 poster king size bed...it has side rails and the comforters always are way too short...and I don't use a dust ruffle.  I loved the look of this scrappy quilt so I forged ahead.

Not difficult to make the top...but I decided to use a sheet for the back and add a border all around......what was I thinking??????  The back has given me nightmares.  Finally I have it together and am quilting my brains out...just straight line, but what a nightmare to get this thing under the machine!   I chose a 'fluffy' polyester batting because I didn't want it to be toooooo heavy!

After it is finished and washed I will post a picture...wish me luck!!

HAPPY QUILTING DAY!!!!  Don't forget to COMMENT for the giveaway.........


11 comments:

  1. Kudos to you for quilting that BIG quilt on a small machine. I've done it a few times ... it takes a lot of muscle, but it's doable and look at you--YOU'RE DOING IT! Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  2. OMGoodness you are quite brave! Whenever I've quilted a quilt that large, I do it in 3 or 4 pieces and then put it together. It looks like a neat quilt - can't wait to see it finished. ~Jeanne

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  3. That is awesome! Great job at tackling this head on. I have told myself not to quilt anymore bed sized quilts on my tiny, Singer Simple machine. I just don't have the space. Way to go!

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  4. I like your quilt. What a cool giveaway! Having fun sewing today on two of my vintage Singer's. my 1950 model 201, and my 1934 Featherweight. They both sew perfect seams.

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  5. You're a stronger person than I am, to tackle that size quilt on a DSM. Can't wait to see it finished, it will be beautiful. Good luck, happy quilting! ;-> Toni Anne

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  6. The bigest quilt that I made on a domestic sewing machine was a twin...I did big size quilts and have them profesionally quilted..I usually do wallhanging and quilty stuff.Thanks for the giveaway...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  7. Your scrap quilt is lovely. I can identify with what you are dealing with in quilting it because I am quilting a large quilt (not a king, thank goodness) myself right now and am using all of my upper body strength just manipulating it while sewing:) It's worth it in the end because the results are gorgeous.

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  8. Don't enter me in the giveaway (I am in Canada) but I wanted to say happy quilt day to you and i love your giant quilt! What kind of machine do you have, if you don't mine me asking

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  9. I am impressed with you. I can't even think to try quilting a king size quilt. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  10. Thanks everyone for your kind and encouraging comments! Good luck to you all...Anita

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