Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Time to Vote and Some Sampler Catch Up!

No, I'm not referring to the BIG election that's happening today. Whether or not you vote and who you vote for is none of my business. I'm referring to the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a finalist in the throw quilt category for my Mod Pop quilt and I am seriously over the moon about it! When I sketched up the pattern for this quilt I really didn't expect the feedback that I've gotten from it and I can't tell you what a big smile it has put on my face that it's been so well received and loved. You guys have all totally made my year!!

Mod Pop Cover Girl

Voting is happening here:

I'm not asking you to vote for me, just to go take a look and vote for what you like. And if your finger just happens to click on the vote button that's under my picture, then that's totally ok too ;)

Now for some catch up!

I'm still chugging along on my Cathedral Window Sampler blocks. I was completely caught up all the way until the last two blocks. Making them is actually quick and easy, it's the fabric selection for each block that slows me down!

I'm using my rainbow layer cake from the swap we hosted this past spring, along with the rainbow charm packs I have from other swaps to make this work.

Here's block one again

Cathedral Window Sampler QAL Block 1

Block 2 
There are supposed to be 5 horizontal "spokes" and 5 vertical ones, but because I was downsizing the block from 12.5", I went with less. It didn't occur to me until after I was done that I could have also downsized the width of the spokes and still had 5 each, oops!

Cathedral Window sampler block 2

Block 3
This one was really fun, like putting together a puzzle. I didn't think to fussy cut the window pieces on point though until after it was too late. 

Cathedral Window Sampler block 3

Block 4
Quick and Easy, I really love how bright it is!

Cathedral Window Sampler block 4

Block 5 is missing because it looks very Halloween-ish and I'm just not digging it. I'll post it later after I remake it!

Block 6
I left out a window in the middle of the block because I just wasn't feeling it. I do feel like something is missing now because of it, but it will do. 

Cathedral Window Sampler block 6

Block 7
This was the most fun to make and my favorite so far. I had a hard time getting the color order the way I wanted, and I still didn't succeed completely. It's a little mind boggling to figure out where things will land in the finished product while putting it together. The construction itself was easy though, and quite fun. Some of these blocks are like magic and I was mind blown a few times. 

Cathedral Window Sampler block 7

I have two blocks left to make, three if I do remake block 5, which will probably happen. I'm waiting to see how the final two blocks look with the rest of them before deciding completely.

Deadline for prize entry for the quilt along is November 15th, so I'd better get crackin'!


beaquilter said...

these are awesome blocks, and i believe i voted for yoy :)
got tutes on how to make these windows?

Lynne said...

Congratulations on the nomination. I think your quilt is very deserving!

Janice @ Better off Thread said...

You've got my vote! Congrats! Love seeing quilts up there that are original designs!

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