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 . . .
Next up, creating the perfect layout, pictures of that next week!
Here's another update from Deb,
Gayle's not using fat quarters or fabric from a specific family, it's all coming from her stash!
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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!