I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend.
I woke up early Saturday morning with the urge to take every item out of my kitchen cabinets, spread it all over my countertops, then put it all back in, nice and neat. Luckily that urge passed as quickly as it came.
One thing I did do was swap out the quilt that hangs in my living room. I've been meaning to change that quilt for a couple of weeks but I just hate climbing that ladder. I don't like to climb it when I'm home alone, but I also don't want to be messing around on it when my husband is watching, it's all about the timing. (there's just something about someone watching me and saying, "be careful, don't fall" that makes me nervous!)
I was going to go with A Mazing Abundance, but at the very last minute I decided to go with Father's Fancy. I've been thinking about the Infinite Variety of Red and White quilt show and maybe making a tribute quilt, and thought that maybe hanging that quilt would motivate me.
So, I was thinking about doing some sort of tribute quilt sometime, but now I have a great reason to not only get going on a tribute quilt but to finish it by the first of September!
The Temecula Quilt Company, in Temecula, California is hosting a Red and White Quilt Challenge in honor of the Red and White Quilt Show.
If you live in the area, your quilt will be displayed in the shop, but if you live far away, like me, you can just send a picture of your finished quilt and still participate!
(This picture is courtesy of the Temecuala Quilt Company)
Click here for all the details. Everyone who enters gets a gift plus there will be a grand prize giveaway.
I'm in! Why don't you join in on the fun!
I'm going with Moda's Bella Solids in Country Red and White for my fabric. At first I was thinking of going with the antique white, but decided it was too yellow. I'm still working on the details of the pattern.
Cooper's getting into the Red & White spirit of things too, every time I put food in his red food bowl he eats it.
All it takes is a very tall ladder.
I enjoyed all your comments about your favorite quilt color. Not surprisingly, red was by far the most popular color. But when the giveaway is for a pattern with a gorgeous red quilt on the cover, I figured I would attract some fans of red.
Blue was the second most popular, that didn't surprise me either, blue is a very popular color. The color that came in third and that was really close to blue was a surprise to me, GREEN!
I have green in a few quilts, not because I like green, I find green hard to match and coordinate, but because the green is just part of a family of fabrics. I have a few green fat quarters but no yardage to speak of.
The next most popular color was brown and autumn colors. I'm with you there, I love fall colors too, I don't have near enough fall colored quilts.
After fall, pink and purple tied. I think everyone should own at least one purple quilt, and I do have one quilt with a lot of purple. The funny thing, the person who said they put purple in almost every quilt thought they should own at least one red quilt. My bizarro world twin!
For as crazy as I am about pink, I'm surprised I don't have any quilts with pink, but Long Tall Sally will fix that.
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I agree, this is an amazing pattern, thanks to all 100 of you who left comments or sent an email, I wish I had 100 patterns to give out. (What's up with blogger, I've been having trouble leaving comments on blogs and several folks had trouble leaving comments on this post, hopefully all the kinks got worked out over the weekend. )
And the winner is Pat V from Snohomish Washington who said,
"This is a great quilt! I've been wanting to make something in red and white, as I haven't yet. I don't think I have a favorite color quilt; looking at the ones I've made, they're all very different. This could be due to the fact that I've only been quilting 2 years and am still trying out different styles & techniques. I may be close to finding my voice, though..."