Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Its Tuesday . . . .

and you know what that means . . . It's Eventide Update Day!!

First up, my progress . . . .

Here's the center of my project, all laid out on my living room floor.



I sure struggled with the perfect combination and placement of those blue star points, but I could not be happier with how it's all coming together.

Next, creating those hour glass blocks for the inner border.

When Carrie talked about this quilt at class, she mentioned that when she was making her hour glass units for the inner border, she thought the solid red alone looked too bold, so she made her units using two different reds, a red solid and red floral print.


This is a closeup of Carrie's inner border.

I'm doing the same thing for my inner border,

one plain red, one floral.


Here's Deb's latest picture of her progress.



Deb says, " I've got the center of the quilt completed and I'm loving it! I've got all of the Ohio Stars, and larger pieces completed - just working on the inner and outer borders now. I'm beginning to see the end in sight now.

Deb, I just love the pop of color from your Ohio Star blocks, they look great with your large Ohio Star fabrics.

We have some bloggers making great progress too:

Mary Lou started working on Eventide from a newly organized sewing room plus her chicks came, but she still managed to finished all her large quarter square triangles and start on the Ohio Star blocks. Mary Lou has also had the added distraction of a husband home on leave, but he's back in Afghanistan now, thanks Mary Lou to you and your husband for the sacrifices you are making for us all.

Bea has completed the center of her quilt and is also working on her inner border units.

Becky has the most beautiful stack of French General fabric just waiting to be cut and pieced.

Carol only has 8 more Ohio Star blocks to go.

Gretchen has all her center Ohio Star blocks pieced, hang in there Gretchen, I think you'll make the deadline with time to spare!

Judith has the center portion of her project all pieced too!

Lisa's making great progress!

Nicole's been squeezing in a little time on her Eventide, when she's not been making baby girl onesies, burb clothes, and quilts.

Paula's got a good jump on the pieces of her Ohio Star blocks and a bad case of pneumonia, take care Paula, you still have plenty of time before the parade.

Sharrieboberry's on spring break with her family,have fun and we'll catch you next week!

Shelley's gotten her pattern, her fabric and decided on her color scheme, I think that's the hardest part of the project, it's smooth sailing for you now Shelley.

Sherri's using the same fabric combination that I'm using, except she's swapping the blue for gray.

Sinta's been working real hard on the perfect combination for her large Ohio Stars, but I think she's finally got it!

Linda just got her pattern and will be starting her project soon, she's selected Remembrance by Brannock and Patek.

Great Job Everyone!

How about a giveaway, CarrieNelson just released 6 new Schnibbles patterns,
Deb, you're this week's sew along winner and you've won them all!


Would you like to win Carrie's 6 new Schnibbles new patterns, just leave a comment on this post by midnight, CST, Wednesday, March 16th. The patterns should be arriving at the Fat Quarter Shop any day now.

Last week's comment winner of any layer cake from the Fat Quarter Shop is Jackie, of Jackie's Stitches. Congratulations Jackie, thanks for following our sew along. Drop me a note with your choice of layer cake.

Sue, our first Eventide finisher, would like to pass her pattern on to a lucky quilter who has not yet purchased it, if you're the first person to leave a comment asking for it, it's yours. Thanks Sue!
Sandy was the first to comment and has nabbed Sue's Eventide pattern!

And finally, as always, if I missed your update this week, I'll add it next week, PLUS it's not too late to join!
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66 comments:

  1. Your EVENTIDE is gorgeous!! LOVE it! Yes, I would love to win Carrie's new pattern! Please throw my name into your give away hat!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  2. Thelma your Eventide is wonderful! What a perfect combination of the reds and blues...love the layout. Off to check out the others!

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  3. These are all beautiful! I admire everyone's work.

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  4. I love Tuesdays! Your piece is really something! All of them look wonderful. If no one has claimed Sue's pattern I would love it. Id be a step closer to mine! LOL!

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  5. Love following along with your progress. The two reds do make a big difference.

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  6. Love seeing everyone's progress and I've discovered new blogs to follow! I'm excited to see that I won your layer cake giveaway and just sent you an email. Thank you so much!

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  7. Who could resist a giveaway for all those new Schnibbles?
    The Eventide quilts are all amazing
    Chris x

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  8. Thanks so very much for posting the updates! I love seeing the progress on each of the quilts. You're doing a fabulous job! Have a great day! I'm off to a guild meeting. Can't wait!

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  9. I love the quilt you are working on. It is beautiful you do a super job

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  10. Love all of the Eventide quilts. Just wish I could have been in on the sew-a-long.

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  11. Your fabric combination is really wonderful.
    I would love to win the new schnibbles, I already have two in my plans...

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  12. WOW! Did I really win all 6 of Carrie's new patterns? YEAH - and thank you very much. I love her patterns.

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  13. I love your Eventide. The color is gorgeous. I am finally feeling well after being sick for more than 2 weeks. I have started pressing and cutting my fabric. The goal is to do a lot of sewing this weekend. Hope to have a post on my blog for next week to show my progress.
    I love Carrie's new patterns. Would love to win them.

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  14. Oh Thelma your quilt looks just gorgeous!

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  15. Look forward to Tuesday's to see everyone's beautiful progress. And can never have enough Carrie patterns.

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  16. what gorgeous work you are doing!!!

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  17. I'd LOVE to win them! I love schnibbles...and Carrie!

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  18. I just love your progress on Eventide. I so wanted to join all of you on this, but just couldn't find the time. I would love to be entered to win the Schibbles! They've become some of my favorite patterns.

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  19. I love looking at your Eventide quilt and the other bloggers quilt progress. I saw the new Schnibbles patterns on Miss Rosie's blog. Aren't her new patterns great!

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  20. Your Eventide is looking great! Can't wait to see the finished project~!!!

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  21. Love to see all the progress you have made. It is inspiring. I want to win the patterns. Love Carrie's creations.

    Wendy
    wtulloch@town.harwich.ma.us

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  22. Oh Thelma your Eventide is gorgeosu! I so enjoy seeing everyones progress this morning.

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  23. What a fabulous quilt along...I loved seeing all the photos of the developing projects. It is really helping me to fight the urge to start my own :)

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  24. I love the way your Eventide is coming along - those blues are beautiful! I'd love to win those new Schnibbles - there are at least a few I need to make!!

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  25. Thelma,
    It is gorgeous!! You do such a wonderful job and I love the colors.
    Now I am going to check out the others participating!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  26. Love your quilt, wasn't sure about the blues in the beginning but they look great now. Thanks for a chance at winning Carrie's patterns, can't wait. Patty E

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  27. All of the Eventide quilts are beautiful--thanks for the links each week for the 'tour!' I'd love to win Miss Rosie's newest Schnibble patterns! Thanks for the chance! Jan

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  28. That is such a beautiful quilt. It will bring you joy for years to come!

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  29. Its so fun to see all the different color combinations. Great job keeping us all updated. Thanks!

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  30. How interesting to see the differences in each quilter's Eventide. Thank you, Thelma, for showcasing the progress!!! I would love the NEW Schnibbles patterns. I just ordered some of the older patterns from the Fat Quarter Shop.

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  31. Norine from Hawaii said: Wow! I love seeing how everyone's Eventide quilt is coming along. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  32. BEAUTIFUL !!!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING PATTERNS!

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  33. I love seeing all the progress you made on your quilt. It makes me want to get in the sewing room and get busy. I have been laid up for over a week with a cold/flu and haven't felt up to doing anything. I would love a chance to win some patterns. Thanks

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  34. Hi Thelma I finished my top today and tomorrow I am going to quilt it on the longar at my LQS. Pic is on my blog.

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  35. I love seeing everyone's progress--the quilts are all beautiful!
    Thanks for the giveaway. I NEED Carrie's new Schnibbles patterns!!!

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  36. The quilts look beautiful. It is fun to see how different they look. Thanks for the giveaway. Love Carrie's patterns~

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  37. It is so much fun, and so informative, too, to see all the different takes on Eventide. Thelma -- your version is beautiful. Thanks for taking us all along on your Eventide journey. And yes, please put my name in the Schnibbles draw. - Debbie R.

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  38. I enjoy visiting all the blogs that are doing the Eventide quilt. Thanks for the links. I'd love to win some patterns!

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  39. Your quilt is looking wonderful. It's fun to see how they are all coming together--makes me wish I'd joined in (until I look at the mess in my sewing room!)

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  40. I just received my Eventide pattern, but I have to finish a baby quilt for my son's friends before I can start. Maybe I can start this weekend.

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  41. The Eventide quilts are just beautiful ....someday I will do this one. I would really like to win Carrie's new Schnibbles patterns. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Mary

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  42. I love following what everyone is doing on Eventide. And, I would love to win some Schnibbles - count me in on the drawing! Thank you for sharing your blog and the patterns with everyone.

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  43. Loving the Eventide parade... knowing WHERE to put the fabrics, to make them stand out, on this one is daunting to me.

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  44. Just stumbled across your blog. I will add to my favorites! I may try and catch up! What a great pattern. Love everything from Schnibbles!

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  45. I love seeing all the quilts, they are all beautiful!

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  46. The Eventide progress is wonderful....love looking at all of them!

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  47. Giveaway? Count me in. Love Schnibbles!

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  48. Your Eventide is looking beautiful. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Please count me in for the give away.

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  49. Yippee!! I am so ready for some new patterns.

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  50. Thanks for listing all the updates! It is fun to go down the list.

    The new Schnibbles are lovely! It would be awesome to win the set.

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  51. Thelma, your quilt is going to be beautiful. I met you in Carrie's class in Sept. And have been reading your blog ever since. If your ever get to Blm-Nrl, I'd love to have lunch. And of course, I'd love to win Carrie's patterns. I'm putting two quilts from her patterns in our quilt show the first weekend in April.

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  52. Eventide is a great pattern, I think it is one of Miss Rosie's best. Would love to win some of her patterns. They make such beautiful quilts. Enjoying seeing everyone's progress on this one.

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  53. I wish I'd been able to join in on this sewalong. I actually ordered the pattern, but it hasn't arrived yet. I'd love to turn this into a king-size quilt using the Luna Notte fabrics. Everyone's quilt is looking so beautiful!

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  54. I love looking at your progress. Well done!

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  55. Everyone's quilts look so good! Funny how the same pattern changes completely with a different color way. Thanks for hosting

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  56. Oh, I am so tempted to drop what I'm working on and make this beautiful quilt. I hope to see a couple of them in person here in Georgia. I'd love to win the Schnibbles set. Thanks for the chance!

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  57. Your quilt is beautiful! I love looking at everyone's color choices too. I have been a fan of Miss Rosie and would love her patterns.
    kellymeyers@kc.rr.com

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  58. Girlfriend you are amazing when it comes to color placement. That quilt is a beauty!!

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  59. Thelma, I love how your quilt is turning out! The blue just brings it all together nicely! Fun fun fun!!lol

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  60. I love the blue in your quilt and those hourglass blocks look perfect - I'm definitely going to try making triangle-based blocks bigger and trimming them to size the next time I start piecing...thanks for all the updates - even though I'm not joining in I love follwing the progress!

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  61. Doing the Tuesday tour on Wednesday:) Thelma-- your Eventide is wonderful. The colors and arrangement are perfect. Aren't you excited to see it all come together?? I am so inspired to get mine done. Can't wait!

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  62. I absolutely love the fabrics you're using in your Eventide - it's beautiful! I can't believe that 6 brand new Schnibbles patterns are out, all at one time. Carrie's patterns are so much fun to put together, and of course she has a great sidekick, Rosie. Anyhow, thanks for offering them in your giveaway!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  63. Your Eventide is looking beautiful! I really regret now that I didn't have time to join in. I love the new Schnibbles patterns and would love to be included in the drawing. Thanks!

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  64. I'm enjoying seeing everyone's progress. I'd love to win the Schnibbles patterns. Thanks for the chance!
    valekort at yahoo dot com

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  65. Gosh, I hope I'm not to late to leave a comment. I'm hopeless working out the time difference (I'm inAustralia)
    I love all of the photos, all the work done is amazing & I'm now in love with Ohio Stars. I'd love to win the patterns & I'm now off to order 'Eventide'

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  66. count me in please! I have been so anxious to get my hands on the ric rac pattern. Love your blog!

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