Friday, February 20, 2015

Feather Fancy Christmas Wreath Finish - And a giveaway!

When it rains, it pours, at least with quilt finishes around here.
Today, the Feather Fancy Christmas Wreath.
 Yay!  I am pretty pleased with this finish. I will refrain from pointing out what I see as issues with the quilt.  It is just for me to hang up for Christmas - which I will do come December.  The pattern is called Feather Fancy by Cherry Blossoms.  The applique can be cut with a GO! machine or as I did, trace, fuse and cut.  I used Pellon 805 Wonder Under on the pieces and also used the button hole stitch on my machine to applique them down.
The quilting, applique and piecing are all in Aurifil threads.  (you know by now I'm an Aurifil snob, right?)  White, green, and red. 
The center was done in a small stipple.  The checked border is just stitched-in-the-ditch, and the outer border is (relatively) straight lines 1/4" apart.  I did the binding by machine on this one.
Because I never seem to be able to corner well, I overlapped the quilting lines in the corner, instead.
The backing is some fabric I got from Connecting Threads a few years ago.  Love the knit sweater look. 
And its superb for hiding stitches.
I call this the "keeping it real shot".  Before I cropped out the surround ;)

Quilt Details:
Finished size: 28" x 28"
Batting: Pellon Cotton
Thread: Aurifil #2024 (white) #2250 (red) #2887 (green)
Fabrics: Yes!
Piecing, Applique and Quilting done by Me!

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**
 Did I say something about a giveaway? How about the pattern for this quilt AND some fabric to get you started.
 The pattern has been used once, by me.  So unfolded, taped, traced, un-taped and refolded.  I may have written a note about strip piecing the squares.  So much more efficient than sewing 40 1.5" squares together two at a time!
 And some fabric for you!  The greens are the same that I used in my quilt.  The snowflakes and cardinals are just to get you in a very early Christmas-y mood!

Cardinals: 28" x WOF
Snowflakes: 18" x WOF
Dark Green: 15" x 21" plus
Light Green: 13" x WOF plus

The details.
Be a follower of mine, either on the blog or Instagram, you'll find me there as rachel_thelifeofriley .  Either is fine, just tell me which in your comment.  Eligible comments have to be left on this blog post.  Remember, I need a way to contact you, so if you are not sure, leave your email in the comment.  I will take comments until NOON Central Standard Time on Wednesday February 25.  Then a winner will be chosen from the eligible comments.  I am happy to ship internationally.  Good Luck!
**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**



40 comments:

Gill said...

This is gorgeous Rachel - I love the quilting in the corners, I'm going to do this!!
I follow your blog with GFC

Betsy said...

Rachel, I bet it feels good to have completed something so beautiful for the holidays already! I follow already on bloglovin

Carol Maynard said...

I love the way you've quilted this piece, it's outstanding! It will look gorgeous hanging for the holidays! I subscribe to your blog by email, and just started following through Instagram!
Thanks!

Michele T said...

Your wall hanging is beautiful!! Love all the photos (even the 'keeping it real' one! haha). I would love to make one too!! Thanks for the chance!!

janice said...

Love the wallhanging and I just started following you on Bloglovin.

Jusmom1 said...

Absolutely LOVELY! I follow you on Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ethan and Moriah said...

Yay! A giveaway! This is a beautiful wallhanging. I actually looked up some "feather-type" patterns after I saw the other one you did. It's a really neat look. You already know I follow you. :o)

Lovelli Quilts said...

Beautiful. Thank you for the chance.

Little Ella Lu said...

I follow your blog. Thanks for sharing. I loved following the progress on your temperature quilt. littleellalu(at)gmail dot com

Alexis Borsboom said...

I follow your blog by email. Love the overlapping quilting in the corners. It's beautiful!

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Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty fabric. Following on bloglovin'.
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Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful Rachel! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. I follow via GFC/Bloglovin.

Karen said...

Rachel, You did a great job on your quilt! I follow you on bloglovin'

Mindy said...

It's gorgeous! And as much as I'd love to be able to make something like that, I need to stick with my simple quilting and finish what I've started before going that intricate... ;-) so don't count me in on your giveaway.

I tried to comment yesterday, but I'm having more and more trouble with blogs bouncing my comments back to me and failing. I'm about ready to give up. I've tried to check all the 'normal' places to see if it's a problem with my profile, but I really think it's a Blogger or Bloglovin' issue. What to do?! Oh well, it's not that big of a deal.

Anyway, it's a beautiful Christmas quilt. It will grace your walls beautifully!

Allison CB said...

Lovely quilt - I don't see any issues with it! Don't be so critical of yourself - this is artistry!!! Pat yourself on the back - jsut gorgeous!

Lianne said...

Lovely quilt I follow you on instagram and bloglovin

Chiska said...

Your quilt is beautiful and so is your stitching! I follow you on blogger.

Regina said...

What the heck, I will throw my hat in the ring!! The wreath turned out lovely. Since I don't much tangle with the "A" word, you do realize if I win you will have to hold my hand through the entire process!

PK Sews said...

What a beautiful quilt! it's good to be reminded of the beauty of winter at a time when most of us are getting tired of it! Your fabric choices are also beautiful. I'm following you on Bloglovin. Thanks for your inspiring blog. I love the Temperature quilt!

Jessica said...

The wreath is beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose and the shape of the wreath parts. I follow you here via bloglovin. Thanks for the chance.

barbara woods said...

Follow your blog on e mail

Kristine said...

What us the name of the cardinal fabric? I like it.
I follow you blog via Feedly.

Vicki said...

Hi Rachel!! I just realized that you're on IG, and I'm an excited new follower there. I'm also a happy follower here on you blog. Gorgeous wall hanging. You do such fantastic work.

Aunt TC said...

It's a beautiful piece. I would love to win the pattern and some of the same fabric used in making the original. Thanks for the opportunity. I follow by email.

Margie said...

Like I really need one more Christmas decoration, but I love this one and the way you quilted it. I follow you on Bloglovin.

Alison said...

Beautiful. I follow blog by email.

Beth said...

Good for you, for not pointing out any perceived flaws in this beauty. I'm sure we don't see any. Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway. If I get started right away I'll be ahead on my holiday crafting--something I used to always be, but haven't been for a few years.

I follow you via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Kathy Davis said...

I follow you on bloglovin as Kathy Davis.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Greta Honeycutt said...

Love those greens! I follow on bloglovin', thanks for a chance to win.

Janie said...

I follow you on this blog. Used or unused, opened taped or taped shut! I'll take it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristine said...

Bloglovin. I like the overlapping quilt lines in the corner. Definitely a nice touch and I agree I have a hard time pivoting too.

MtnJudy said...

Thank you for this giveaway. What a lovely winter wreath! I could start on that project in the spring so it could hang for the whole Christmas season of this year!! MtnJudy@gmail.com

Claire Sutherland said...

I follow your blog, what a gorgeous project. The fabrics you have used are beautiful x

lindawwww said...

The cardinal print is so pretty. I follow you by email.

lin.web.28(at)gmail(dot)com

OhioLori said...

Loooove your Wreath Quilt!!! Awesome job!

I am Following you thru Bloglovin & Email too.

mlhummy said...

Rachel, your quilt turned out wonderfully. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern and stash. I've started following you on instagram. :)

Cynthia Knapp said...

Your Christmas quilt turned really nice! I'm new to your bog, I just signed up to follow by email. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

RoseAndCons said...

i love the backing! and I now follow you on IG (I'm @rositah)

roseharries_06@hotmail.com

Pauline Perry said...

Your wall hanging quilt is adorable and your giveaway fabrics are awesome - thank for the chance to win your pattern and the fabrics to make it.
I follow you by email and blog.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Kathy H said...

Beautiful wreath quilt. I love how those corners turned out. What a great idea. I follow through Google friends.