Monday, March 21, 2011

Modern Relief Japan WIP

The Modern Relief Japan blog is up and running!  Grab the button and help spread the word!

I've been working on my quilt.  The top is almost done.  :-)   I'm going to add another row to the bottom, then it's ready to be quilted.  It will be a nice throw size, perfect to snuggle under on the couch.

quilt top in progress

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

{ Modern } Relief - Japan

{ modern } relief - japan
Heather of {House} of A La mode is starting up an online quilt raffle in support of the Japanese Relief effort. Here is what she proposes:

{ Modern } Relief is a simple concept. We are Modern Quilters uniting through the devastation in Japan by bringing the warmth of our quilts and the warmth of your hearts together for others in need.
Participation requires one ( finished ) quilt to be donated to create a collaboration of our beautiful art to be raffled off. If you are unable to make a quilt in the desired timeline (which has yet to be decided), you can also help by purchasing said raffle tickets when the Raffle goes live. If you would like to donate a quilt and additionally become an active member in this movement, please let me know and I’ll send you an invite to the private Flickr group.
Thanks for your interest!
I think this is a fabulous idea. The monies raised will go directly to support the Japanese relief effort. If you are a Flickr member, I suggest you check it out. If you don't have time to make a quilt for this effort, please consider buying a raffle ticket to win one of the great quilts that will be donated. More details coming soon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Do You Feel Lucky?

Lots of great giveaways going on right now!  You can't win if you don't enter!

Spun Sugar Quilts is having a Pot O'Gold giveaway.  You could win one of three $50 gift certificates to the Fat Quarter Shop!  (There is also a discount code for 20% off on the Spun Sugar blog for the Fat Quarter Shop.)  Giveaway ends Thursday, March 17th at midnight.

Leona's Quilting Adventure is having a sponsored giveaway.  You could win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 2!  This giveaway will end Friday, March 18, at midnight EST.

The Vegetarian Hunter is having a giveaway.  You could win 4 beautiful fat quarters and a copy of Carolyn's self created pattern.  This giveaway will end March 20th, at 12 pm MST.

The Plaid Scottie is giving away a Katie Jump Rope fat quarter bundle and a medium flat-rate box full of scraps.  Giveaway ends March 17.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Blockwork Orange

A Blockwork Orange is a fun new block exchange I've joined. Everyone makes orange crazy 9-patch blocks in sets of 9 using this tutorial by Oh Fransson. We then send all out blocks into the swap hostess, and once she gets everyone's blocks, she'll send out blocks back to the participants. Everyone will get the same amount of blocks back that they sent in.
These are the blocks that I've made so far.
orange blocks 1-9 orange blocks 10-18

These blocks are so easy to make. They're fun and addicting! I see lots of these blocks in my future.