Friday, September 13, 2013

Size Matters - Day 8 - Blackbird Designs, Cotton Way, Stephanie Ryan - AND a new tutorial

The Crossroads pattern I'm featuring today is Eagles and Roses, a 7 month BOM. 
 Altogether the quilt is 98" x 98" and will probably be my Christmas quilt this year (if it's not out on a trunk show).


The center block is also the subject of 
 another tutorial since
 I've heard from a few of you that a 34" center block might be somewhat challenging. 


It will also cover a basic that we haven't touched on so far "Stems and Leaves".
To watch the tutorial, please click here.

In order to do the tutorial, I need to have the block I'm teaching done in several different stages.  No one wants to sit and watch me stitch and stitch - that gets boring.
What I've always wondered is "what to do with the blocks afterwards".  I guess I could make 2 or 3 fullsized quilts but that's probably not going to happen :).



So I came up with this idea.  I'll have a contest and give them away on my blog.
When I took the picture of the block and it's elements, I had decided to give the winner a Crossroads Jelly Roll and let them figure out the border.  I did change my mind about that and designed the borders so the border fabric will be included, not the Jelly Roll.  --- The small dog on the floor isn't included either.  :)


Here's what is included to make the Rose Urn Wallhanging - the center block in progress and all of the fabrics and pattern to finish it, along with the borders and binding.  It will finish at 46" x 46".
To be in the running to win it you need to go to my You Tube site by clicking here and subscribe.  
If you have already subscribed and want to enter just make a comment.  

I'll have the random number generator pick us a winner Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile we have some hopping to do.  Let's see what Barb and Alma of Blackbird Designs are up to.  I think Alma was making a lot of the blocks in the 6" size.  Then on to Bonnie of Cotton Way (hopefully she hasn't had any more bears in her garage)  and Stephanie Ryan, loved her roses as symbolic of remembering those lost on 9-11.  Beautiful roses and a beautiful thought. 

See you tomorrow.

54 comments:

  1. Gorgeous urn block - this is an all-time favorite quilt for me. Thanks for all you do to help newbies learn the ropes!

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  2. What a fun giveaway! I'd love a chance to win! Your Youtube tutorials have helped to make applique so much more relaxing and enjoyable... thanks so much for taking the time to help those of us that live too far away to make it to your shop for lessons! :-)

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  3. I really love this quilt of yours and would so love to win the block. It's gorgeous! I'm already subscribed to your Youtube posts, so I'm commenting. Thanks for the tutorials and the giveaway!

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  4. This quilt looks stunning, I have added it to my list to make. Thanks for the patterns, fabric, and inspiration you give us.

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  5. Margaret S.A

    Jan their is no reply on any of your email addresses!

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    1. Margaret - We've changed internet providers at the house so we no longer have a Centurytel address. I'll email you from my new one so you'll have it. We don't ship the Mystery Quilt kits until around the 15th - we have to have time to get them ready and invoice and charge everyone here first. Know you want yours asap since you only get them every 3 months but we do have to get things ready. We've also been having a blog hop this month. It won't be long :)

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  6. Love the block. Would love to have it too. Thanks for the chance and the you tube videos as well.

    Mary

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  7. I love that block. Your colors are always just perfect, cozy, and wonderful together. I'd love to win this.

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  8. Jan, Your youtube videos are so helpful to me! There is hope that someday I'll be able to applique! I would love a chance to win this center block and I'm already subscribed to your youtube channel! Great design, beautiful colors.

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  9. I love watching your youtube videos! I'm addicted to applique, and would love the chance to win your Rose Urn Wallhanging center block!

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  10. Love the quilt and your fabrics....would love to win this.

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  11. I subscribe to your youtube tutorials and have watched them many times. Great instructions. Thank you and thank you for the giveaway. I have my fingers crossed.
    Paula

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  12. Hi Jan, I already subscribe to your You Tube channel and have thoroughly enjoyed all of your tutorials so far. I just finished watching the Eagles and Roses. Thank you for a chance to win! I love your designs and down to earth personality and style!

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  13. A true masterpiece - would love to win.

    Terry

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  14. Love your tutes and Eagles and Roses quilt.

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  15. Love this quilt. I have sent a message to you both on your yahoo email and on your website about my July and August Mystery quilt blocks. I have not received either one of my blocks yet and was wondering when they will be mailed out. I'm almost finished with my June block. Thanks, Rita Smith, 1007 N 6th Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434

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    1. Oh, don't tell me we're having trouble with Yahoo again. IO'll check on it for you Rita Jo. I like that. My mother's name was Mary Jo.

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    2. Thanks Jan really appreciate it!

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  16. What a beautiful block. I'm not sure for a beginner like me but someday. A great giveaway. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  17. I'm subscribed and have been enjoying your YouTube videos. It would be very exciting to have one of the blocks you are sewing on! Please include my name in the hat :-) and Thank you!

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  18. I love that block. Your you-tube videos are very enjoyable.

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  19. Love this block ! Thanks for the chance in your give away

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  20. The block is beautiful. Love your tutorials on You Tube! I didn't know about subscribing so I went ahead and did. Amazed to find out that I actually subscribe to a number of You Tube Channels...didn't know that either...LOL! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  21. I subscribed to your YouTube. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  22. I've subscribed on YouTube and enjoyed watching the video. Now the block does not seem like it would take an eternity to do now.
    Thanks for a chance at the in progress block.
    Jackie:)

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  23. Love the block ....thank you for the chance to win it. Love your YouTube and enjoy them so much.

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  24. Thanks for creating all the great tutorials! Your designs are fabulous. (Love your little Corgi's nose in the photo above - cute!) Thanks for posting throughout the blog hop!

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  25. Dank je wel Jane voor de goede tutorials. Zij maken het voor mij gemakkelijker. Ik houd van je quilts en heb je boek en stoffen gekocht. Fijn weekend. Groeten Wilma

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  26. I am a you-tube subscriber. That is one addictive site Jan. Thanks for the fun.

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  27. Home from the hospital, been watching your latest tute, so now I need your block to stitch on.

    Nancy

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  28. I subscribed -- I'm on vacation in DC so will watch the videos later! That would be great to win the block you made! I have just the place for it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I already subscribed, and would LOVE to win this block - what a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  30. What a busy lady you are, thanks for taking time out to do this giveaway also!

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  31. I just subscribed - glad I found out about your channel. Looking forward to learning lots from you. :)

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  32. Love this block and all of your designs....I hope I win !!

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  33. The urn block and fabric are just beautiful! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  34. The block is super cute.Love it.Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  35. Eagles and Roses is a beautiful quilt! Thank you for great tutorials & a chance at a lovely giveaway...I love applique.

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  36. I love theEagle and Roses quilt and the wallhanging. I like all your tutorials also. Thanks for the chance to win the block

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  37. I subscribe to your YouTube channel--fun!!

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