Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's Tuesday . . .


which means it's Eventide Update Day!!

First a few housekeeping items:
In order to be eligible for the end of project prizes, you need to have a finished pieced Eventide top, quilting is not required. We now have 2 prizes for our final sew along drawing, a $50 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop, (Thanks Kimberly!!) and something from Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company (Thanks Carrie!)

Technically, our initial deadline was set for March 31, resulting in a April 1st parade. First off, I think our finished quilts are too lovely to be paraded out on April Fools day, second, Sinta and Sherri have the Le Petite parade the first day of the month, and it's a wonderful parade, so I would prefer for our parade to run down blog street a different day. The first Tuesday in April, the 5th, is our official parade date. Any quilt done and in the April 5th parade is eligible to be in the drawing for the final sew along giveaways and get a mug rug from me!

Want to join? It's not too late, just send me an email!

Here's what I've been up to, I've finished all my Ohio Star blocks! My design wall isn't big enough to hold all my blocks, and I wanted to make sure that I made every block unique, so I made mine in groups.

Here's all the dark pointed stars . . . .


Red pointed stars . . .


and caramel pointed stars!!

Next up, creating the perfect layout, pictures of that next week!

Here's another update from Deb,



" I've completed all of the large star points and I like the looks of this quilt. I need to finish up the smaller ohio star blocks, should have them done this week and want to get the center put together by this next week. I think I'll easily have it done before the end of the month."

Great progress Deb, I love how that Jo Morton fabric looks in this project!!


Here's an update from Gayle. Her Eventide is a wedding gift for her son and soon to be daughter-in-law.


Gayle's not using fat quarters or fabric from a specific family, it's all coming from her stash!

Gayle will be using darks blues, olive greens and khakis with some scattered dark reds. She also plans to use red for her inner border.

Here are Gayle's Ohio Stars. Gayle added "Some of these will not be used, but this is a great way to see how they are all going to look together. I’ve realized I want to keep the light background fabric more tones-on-tones and eliminate some of the movement that appears in some of the backgrounds. "



Gayle started by planning and making the six muted stars in the background. She plans to have three large stars with dark blue points with small green interior star points, and three large stars with dark olive green points with small dark blue interior star points.







Gayle's Eventide project is a wonderful example of how it doesn't take a specific line of fabric or even a family of fabrics to make a great Eventide quilt. Great Job Gayle, I love it!

Here are some Eventide updates from the blogging sew along participants:

After rethinking her initial fabric choice for the large star points, Nicole/Sisters Choice, has gone a completely new direction and is back on track! Way to hang in there Nicole!

Beatrice, who is going with Colletion for a Cause - Heritage, has finished the inside of her quilt, now it's on to the borders. It looks great Beatrice!

Carol's Red White and Blue Eventide is stunning, I never would have thought to go with those colors for Eventide, but I really like it.

Gretchen at Stella Bella quilts worked all day Saturday on her Eventide, finishing her large quarter square triangle blocks and half her Ohio Star blocks, wow, now that's a productive day!

Judith has 3/4ths of the center of her Eventide pieced, you can really see the Christmas flavor of the quilt now.

Lisa's Luna Notte Eventide is coming right along too, very very lovely Lisa!

Paula is squeezing in a little Eventide sewing in between several other projects.

Sherri at A Quilting Life has been working on her Ohio Star blocks and has colorful little parts and pieces on her sewing table.

Sinta Pink Pinkcusion, raced through her Ohio Stars and is now working on her quarter square triangle blocks, it's not been smooth, Hang in there Sinta, it's all downhill from here!

AND we have our first finish, Sue at Cozy Little Quilts is done! Congratulations Sue, your Eventide using Luna Notte looks wonderful, as pretty as the picture on the pattern! Not only do you have a lovely quilt, you're the winner of the "First Finish" prize, this calls for a celebration, how about some cake, any layer cake of your choosing from the Fat Quarter Shop!

Would you like a layer cake from the Fat Quarter Shop? Just leave a comment on this post before midnight Wednesday,CST, Wednesday, March 9th. Any comment will do.

The winner of last week's giveaway, any book from the Fat Quarter Shop, is Mary Lou at Cheaper Than Therapy Quilting. Congratulations Mary Lou, thanks for leaving a comment and participating in the sew along, look over the books and let me know what appeals to you!

That's it for this week, if I missed your update I'll catch it next week!

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42 comments:

  1. I'm amazed at all of the progress here! This is no wimp quilt...and all of them are amazing! I'll stay over here...cheering from the sidelines...Go EVENTIDE!

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  2. I really enjoyed going through and seeing everyones progress (thank you for the links). Everyone seems to making really good progress!

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  3. What great progress...love your blocks...Gayle's olive, dark blue and khaki is an absolutely wonderful combination!

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  4. Beautiful quilts by everyone. Wishing I had the time to participate in this sew along.

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  5. So many wonderful Eventides! Keep up the good work!!

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  6. Finally after being sick for 10 days, I am ready to start on Eventide. Can't wait!

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  7. Congratulations to Sue. The Luna Notte is lovely. If I hadn't just finished a Fig Tree pattern with Luna Notte, I would choose that fabric. It is so pretty. I may have to be an Eventide drop out as my pattern hasn't arrived. I'm trying very hard not to pout about that, but eventually I will still have an eventide with or without a sewalong.

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  8. Thelma,
    Thanks for the sharing. Beautiful quilt pics. I love Gayle's variation! So fun to see all the colorways. Butterfly George

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  9. Looking good across the board. It's fun to see everyone's different quilts - they are all beautiful.

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  10. Thanks for taking care of all of us Thelma. It's amazing to see how different they all look using the different fabrics, and whether you want the large star points to really stand out or not. They're all beautiful.

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  11. they're all coming together and looking so gorgeous! I think that this quilt may need to go on my "to-do" list, it really takes on a different character depending on the fabric used. Great job everyone!

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  12. I love your blocks. Everyone is making such great progress.

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  13. Wow these all look beautiful! Thanks for sharing everyone's progress.

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  14. Wish I was joining along. All the tops are looking great.

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  15. I wish I was able to join, I ordered my pattern from FQS but the order must have gotten stopped at the border cause it's not here yet :(
    The tops all look wonderful, if it doesn't make it in time I will still be making mine.

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  16. I'm loving all of the different Eventides! It's a great pattern, no matter what fabric you use!

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  17. WOW! Everyone is making such great progress and each one SO different! I love it!

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  18. It's inspiring to see everyone's progress. I have made slow progress but have still "updated" that information on my blog.

    I'm slowly getting the rhythm of how the stars go together. I need a lot more light fabric too.

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  19. Thanks for the tip! I made all the large half square triangles this week, but I sort of confused myself on the smaller ohio star blocks by adding some extra luna notte fabric, ( to be sure I had enough :)
    and then not knowing which to use for the smaller Ohio star blocks. So I'll do groups!

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  20. Wonderful to see the progress being mad on all those quilts. I am especially in awe of those pulling fabrics from their stash as I would find that impossible
    Chris x

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  21. Every eventide quilt looks so great, really looking forward to when they are all finished.

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  22. Oh, Thelma, I have been working on Eventide...just showed an update today! So glad we have until April, though, as I am behind most everyone it seems!

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  23. Thanks for the updates on all the wonderful quilts Thelma!! I think all of these are going to be outstanding!!! Gayle's use of her stash is very inspired and I can't wait to see the result in her colorway.

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  24. Oh what wonderful quilts! I love following along with y'all!

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  25. Oh my word!!! Thanks so much for the win!!! I was blown away to see my name there! LOL And I'm dragging up the rear; my progress isn't anywhere near everyone else's! -- but at least I've settled on fabric and hope to get crackin' since I have a deadline. The amazing progress of everyone else is TOTALLY inspiring!! Thanks a million, T!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  26. Thanks for all the updates, Thelma. I'm off to look at everyone's progress. Yours looks great!!!

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  27. They're all looking so lovely - thanks for all the updates!

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  28. What a fun update! Maybe next time I'll play along :-)

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  29. I am so enjoying seeing everyone's progress on Eventide. They are all beautiful works in progress except Sue's and hers is beautiful also.

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  30. I love looking at all the different looks from these blocks. I want to join in!
    Debora C

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  31. I love seeing all the great work! I posted mine today... chaos still, but I'll work it out... by April 5th!LOL

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  32. I love the Ohio Star and it is so much fun to see the different fabrics everyone choose for their quilts! They are all beautiful in their own way!

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  33. The blocks are all beautiful. I just have to say I love, love, love Gayle's blocks. Her color choices are awesome! Happy quilting!

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  34. I'm really enjoying seeing the progress every one is making. I would have loved to join in, but too much on my plate right now. Hopefully you will have more sew alongs in the future.

    valekort at yahoo dot com

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  35. They are all going to be beautiful!!! I love the Eventide pattern!

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  36. I'm loving seeing everyone's great choice of fabrics! They all look great and I can't believe we have a first finisher...although Beatrice in France looked like she's pretty close. I'm still trudging along...will definitely meet the deadline though. Thanks Thelma for inspiring us!

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  37. I enjoyed going through all the blogs and see every versions. Your blocks are wonderful also.
    Congrats to the winner !

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  38. I like the way you organized your Ohio blocks. I have finished half of my Ohio
    Stars. Count me in for the sew along.I am using Luna note.

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  39. My goodness! that was an exciting show and tell! I'm glad I won't be a judge in this show as they are all going to be winners :)

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  40. I am always amazed at how fabric choice can change the feel of a quilt! Same pattern, different fabrics...that is what makes quilting such a great art!

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  41. Loved seeing all the different versions of the Ohio Star blocks. I have finally written a post about my "lack" of progress.

    http://quiltingbooklady.blogspot.com/2011/03/eventide.html

    Hope to cut fabric in the next day or so:)

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  42. I am not doing the Eventide but love following the progress. They are all wonderful!!

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