Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How About a Giveaway?

   I'm a little late in offering this giveaway. I planned to do it when I reached 200 Followers. I'm 13 past that point now. Better late than never, right? Here's what you'll get: a charm pack of the new "Chateau Rouge" by Moda, one of my own "Civil War Images" charm packs, and your choice of one pattern from my new line, "Love & Valor Quilts."

 To enter, be a Follower or become one now, and since we're planning to build a new house, leave a comment giving me your favorite part of your quilt room or studio or what would be in your dream studio if you don't have one now. I'm gathering ideas to utilize in mine. It will be 20' x 30' so I'll  have room to utilize a lot of good ideas. Since my last post, we did buy our lot, so we're one step closer. I'll set the deadline for Saturday at 9 PM when I'll have Randy choose a random number for a winner. Good luck and send me your best ideas!

  Here are some quilts I've made this past month. The first two are doll quilts, each 16 1/2" x 20". They are hand-quilted and bound. The 4-patches are made of 1" squares. I've pieced a third one in another color scheme, but don't have a photo of it to share.




This unquilted top is another doll quilt made of 2" squares and 2" half-square triangles. It's 22 1/2" x 25 1/2". The fabrics were leftovers from the next quilt I'm showing below.


 This Medallion quilt top was so much fun to create. The inspiration came from the center block which was a 1880 vintage silk screen fabric square I bought from Mountain Lodge Antiques at the Des Moines Quilt Expo earlier this month. (See my last post for more goodies from that vendor.) I pulled all the repros from my stash based on the subdued colors in that "lady" block. She was a little pricey, so I thought she deserved to be center stage in her own quilt. I stopped at 58" x 60" for a throw to be used in our new house, probably for TV watching in the family room. This was definitely not my usual colors of choice and a little challenging to not throw in some zingers!


  I don't know why the beige border looks wobbly in this closeup, but it's nice and straight. I think it was the way my son was holding it for me to take the picture. 

   It's past my bedtime for a school night. Gotta go! Don't forget to enter. I'm looking forward to your studio ideas! Keep stitchin'.

Becky

50 comments:

  1. I'm a follower, i love your quilts! Thank you!

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  2. Studio ideas? If i could i would have a wall of tall cabinets with doors to store my stash and keep the sunlight away...and i would never have another plastic storage box. Ahhhh...a girl can drem, right?

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  3. My Dream Studio would have enough spaces for all my fabric in colour combinations.A 10 foot spot for the quilting frame and a big bare space for my design wall.Instead I have a big fabric hug with piles all around me and my design wall is the floor. Quilting frame well that is my dream hopefully in this life time :-)

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  4. I do follow you blog with great enjoyment

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  5. Hi Becky,
    I so enjoy your blog. Congratulations on building your new home. My favorite thing about my sewing room is that my grand girls like to be in there with me. The little one loves to play with scraps on my design wall. I am very blessed.

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  6. In a big new studio I'd install a large 8' x 8' design wall in the center surrounded by permanent cabinet and shelves on each side.

    Congrats on reach over 200 followers.

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  7. Congratulations on reaching over 200 followers (of which I am one :-) The only thing I would dream to have in a sewing room is a mid arm with a frame. I have so many quilt tops that need to be quilted. Thanks for your very generous giveaway!

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  8. Congrats with so many followers,off which I am now too,but I read Your blog before.
    My dream in my quiltingroom is a large designwall, an table with different cuttingsmats so I can leave my fabric there and off course a big,big cabinet for the fabric.

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  9. I am a new follower and I also think tall storage cabinets are a must in a quilt studio.

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  10. Thank you for the chance to win some lovely goodies.I think a studio is a space you work in but you should have some things you love in there, things that bring you joy to look at. Having good storage is always a plus. I have lots of plastic drawers, if I was getting a purpose built studio & could afford to, I would have storage custom made in wood :-)

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  11. Congrats on 200 followers, I am one of them. Love the quilts you have made.
    My studio also sometimes works as my kitchen! If I had room for a studio I would love to have cabinets for stash, a large design wall and a adjustable cutting table.

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  12. I am now an official follower! I have a large sewing cabinet that opens up to about 38" x 55" and the sewing machine sits down in so it is flush with the top. This makes it much easier to quilt and sew. That, plus a large design wall (which I don't have) would be wonderful.

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  13. I am a follower. My studio is 450 square feet. Best part s my sewing machine faces the design wall so I am always able to see hw things are progressing.

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  14. My sewing room is in the basement where I took over the kid's playroom when they grew up and out! It has 2 built-in bookcases which I thought to be enough to store all my fabric, but since I have a fabric addiction...and am not in therapy haha...I needed more space for storage. My husband and I found a shop on one of our antiquing trips and found an old china cupboard and 3 drawer dresser that I cleaned and did minor repairs to. I love them, they are old and classic and functional...perfect!

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  15. In my 'dream' sewing room would be (ofcourse) enough space for all the fabric :D
    large table(s) for cutting, drawing etc.
    and a designwall (in my dreams) ;)
    But what I do have is a daylight-lamp. Perfect!
    I love youre give-away ;D

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  16. In my dream sewing room I would have a large cutting table like the ones in fabric stores and a flannel design wall. Have fun designing your dream sewing room! : )

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  17. Am a happy follower :) I wish I had more of a design wall...I use a piece of flannel that I roll down over a closet door...good luck planning :) and congrats on 200+

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  18. What a lovely give-away! I don't know if your other half has a hobby, but Mr. LB is a fly fisherman and ties flies. In Our Fun Room, he has a corner with his things and a desk and so forth so we can both be in there enjoying our hobbies, visit, and be together. If Mr. CWQ's hobby is rebuilding motors or something:) maybe even a comfy chair with a couple of his favorite magazines. As far as the quilting part, I have a 6'x6' design wall that I love, one wall of open bookcases (think you already have) with my fabrics color coded so I can see what I have, and good lighting in specific areas where your cutting table, sewing machine etc. will be.
    I am already a happy follower.
    Smiles,
    http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

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  19. New follower! I'd want a quilting room with great natural light.

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  20. The favorite part of my sewing room is the cubicle units that line one wall and parts of two more and are filled with my stash of fabrics. And another thing I like is the bookcase full of patterns and books. I keep a chair right in front of it so I can browse through them at leisure.

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  21. Congrats on the house-building! My favorite part of my sewing room is my fabric stash holding cabinets, from Ikea! The other important thing is to protect your things from the sun. I have light blocking shades on my windows. When I'm there, I can open and enjoy the view but when I'm done, I close them and it's as dark as night in there, fabric protected!

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  22. What a great give away.I became a follower.
    In my dream sewing room, i would love to have a Horn multi lift table and great cabinets to hold stash ,books, notions...everything neat.Thanks for the chance;

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  23. Sweet quilts, and yeah, my hubby holds things up so they look wonky, too! But they are always straight, and I assume everyone else's are, too! LOL

    My favorite part about my sewing room, a spare guest room that I took over completely (moved that dang bed out, too), is the closet! I have all my fabric on shelves in the room, but the closet holds all my quilt tops on hangers (so less creases), with the backs on the same hanger, so they are never missing! I keep all my unused project boxes in there, so they're not in the way, but very handy. Anything I'm not needing but rarely, goes in there. It's close, but out of sight, and doesn't get in my way. I like having the shades drawn ALWAYS, so I can confidently leave me fabrics out on the shelves with no worry of fading. The inspiration from the fabric is always in sight.....and I think that motivates me!

    I also love to have a few of the plastic rolling drawer sets right next to my sewing table. It gives me a place to get my leader/enders from and another drawer to put them in when sewn. I also keep my threads in those drawers, so no dust can get on them. I had a devil of a time with the thread wall racks and dust!

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  24. All your little quilts are 'sew' cute.

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  25. My sewing studio is above our two car garage - nice and roomy! I lipove having a dedicated design wall, and a big cutting table and lots of shelving for storing fabric - there's still plenty of room if I win your giveaway! LOL

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  26. I enjoy reading your blog posts. Your quilts are darling.

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  28. I have been a follower for some time now and really enjoy your blog.
    What a great new sewing space you will have. Sorry I can't offer any ideas, my sewing space is so very tiny.
    Love the little doll quilts.

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  29. Congratulations on reaching more than 200 followers. I have been one for some time. :)
    Ohh, my dream sewing studio....it would be filled with lots of natural light, have a huge table big enough to spread out lots of fabrics and lots of tall cupboards with adjustable shelves and sliding doors to keep the light off the fabric. A design wall would be great too.
    Good luck with building your new home and I hope you sewing studio dreams come true!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a great giveaway.

    Love you medallion quilt too! :)

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  30. Congratulations! A large easily accessible design wall...wish I still had one...plan to have one again my next move!

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  31. Congradulations its exciting to create a new working area.
    Dreams, I have to say mine is to bring plenty of the outside in. Window area is my work area to sit and look outside for inspriations and light.
    built-ins shelving with a design wall that moves over them.
    Oh to dream!
    enjoy

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  32. I am a follower.My studio is shared with a bed that has to be there for when the family comes home for a visit.So since you are going to have a decent size room I would tell you to have lots of storage for your stash and table surface for cutting and your sewing machine(s)

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  33. I just became a follower...what I love most about my sewing room is that it is my own personal space!

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  34. I a new follower too--love civil war era style fabrics and quilts! I have a really nice quilt room and the one thing I wish I had is a book shelf--one that I can organize by key category. For example: civil war; miniatures, hand quilting, etc

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  35. How nice of you to share. I would have to say the favorite part of my sewing studio is my design wall, which is 9 x 8 feet. It sounds as if you'll have plenty of room to lay yours out exactly right. Have fun.

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  36. Well I had a sewing room then one of my boys moved back home, now I have a sewing corner. When I get my room back before "moving backing in" I will add floor to ceiling shelves in the closet so I have a place to store all of my fabric and supplies that are easy to see and get to.....so to me that is the most important part of the sewing room. If I had a larger room I would love to have a work space or center island in the middle of the room with accesssible storage from all sides, maybe you will have the room??


    I'm already a follower. I am looking forward to seeing you build your new home and watching you create your new sewing space!

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  37. Two things my sewing room is missing is 1. A big design wall 2. More electrical outlets. One of the best things I did in my room was to utilize the space behind the door. Hubby used brass screws and dry wall anchors as hooks for me to hang all my rulers. We tried hooks be they didn't hold the rulers flat against the wall due to the size of the holes in the rulers. So if you use this idea check the hole size of the ruler vs the size of the screw head. I also had my hubby hang acrylic brochure holder behind my door to hold those small rulers that do not have holds in them. I love being able to look behind the door and all my rulers and stencils are easy to find. You can also hang more than one ruler on each screw.
    Kathy from Flower Valley Quilt Guild

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  38. I am a new follower but recently ordered one of your charm packs. The best thing I have in my sewing room is a clear plaastic shoe bag that hangs on the back of a door. I put all my commonly used tools etc. there and can always find them. It hangs on the wall close to my sewing station. I also sewed a full length piece of fun sewing themed fabric on the back which is visible to the front. But best of all, I sewed horizontal lines at varying depths along the show division lines and slide my long rulers, templates, and cutting mats between the back of the clear plastic and the front of the fabric. I therefore have the clear plastic holders on front, and visible rulers, templates, mats held flatly against the wall. LOVE< LOVE it.

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  39. Congratulations on your milestone, I've been a follower for a while and glad to see you posting again. My want list for a sewing room would be a huge design wall, I keep getting the wrong blocks next to each other and a big layout area to cut fabric. Good luck with the house, having just spent months on redoing a bathroom I can't imagine the decisions on a whole house, the mind boggles.

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  40. I used the totally impartial method of selecting a winner. I asked Randy to pick a number between 1 and 39 without telling him what it was for and he chose #37. Mamaskeeto, as soon as you send me your address and which pattern you want,(you can see them on my etsy shop) I'll ship your prize. Email me at: orphansofwar@hotmail.com Congrats and thanks for following!

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  41. Well, I only have a spare bedroom for a sewing room, but it serves me well. My favorite thing about it is the double windows, plenty of light as the house faces south. You cab never have too much light when cutting & sewing.....Debra in Ma.

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  42. Looks like I'm number 227, which bodes well, 27 being my lucky number.
    Am including a link to my thread storage solutions for living in an A-Frame
    http://kalamaquilts.blogspot.com/search?q=%22thread+storage%22
    But if you are building from scratch, think about that wasted space BEHIND the sheetrock. In my office I turned some of that space into narrow storage for rolled gift wrap on the bottom and dowels across the top for ribbon and tissue. email me if you want a 'picture is worth a 1000 words' ;)
    All the best, Sharyn

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  43. Oh my...what is my favorite thing about my quilt cave...I guess open shelving that can store lots of small containers with fabric sorted amongst them. I learned a long time ago that if I use huge totes and fill them with heavy fabric, they are just too big, heavy and awkward to dip in at will to find treasure. I also like 2-drawer file cabinets with hanging files to organize patterns and quilt instruction sheets. These short ones make great bases for table tops, and who doesn't need extra table space?! Congrats on 200 followers!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  44. hello Becky, thank-you for joining as a follower at Hillside, I'm glad you did, as it gives me the opportunity to come over and visit you and become a follower. I love your blog, especially the lady quilt (just my colours)!
    I am planning to convert my garage into a sewing room next year, I am looking forward to being able to spread my stuff out and not have to clear it up at the end of each day!

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  45. Becky, my favorite part of my new sewing room are the 2 extra sewing tables I have in place for 2 sewing friends. We meet once a month and sew together and have a blast! So pick me for your prize please! Mary at mehickory@verizon.net

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  46. Becky, (I just found your blog via Kathy Tracy. Good luck with planning your sewing "studio". I sew in an extra bedroom and/or on the dining room table. My advice would be to have a Design Wall! Wish I had one! Plan on following you from now on. HUGS... and stitches

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  47. Hi! Nice can you share what we have to do if we want to get?

    Military Challenge Coins

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  48. I would put up as many design walls as I could! you can always display quilts on them as well as quilts in progress. I would have a very big kitchen island long enough for king size borders to be cut! and lots of places for friends to sit and sew and of course with lots of drawers under it to store things
    I have been a long time follower !
    Kathie

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  49. congrats on the new home and in my sewing room the thing that i love the most is lots of shallow drawers that can hold lots of odd items together, i have a drawer of cutting implements (rotary cutters, scissors)_ one for rulers, one for needles and so forth as your needs require. by containing these items it sure cuts down on the clutter. can't wait to see the new home

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