Subject to Change scraps

Subject to Change: Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

INTRODUCING a 12″ x 12″ block designed for the 2015 Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop. It’s called SUBJECT TO CHANGE because you can easily move the pieces or change the fabric selection to create a subtle difference in each block.

We received SIX FAT EIGHTHS from Fabri-Quilt, called the Watermelon Summer Bundle, one of each of the following colors:

Coral, Aqua, Turquoise, Chartreuse, Lapis and White

cut one strip three inches wide

Because I was able to make FIVE (5) [12 1/2 by 12 1/2 unfinished] blocks out of the SIX FAT EIGHTHS, I gave each of the blocks a name, representing each of the hosts of the Blog Hop: Stephanie, CherylTerri Ann and Yvonne:

Subject to Change Mosiac

Once they are assembled you get a cool modern quilt. I turned each block so that the “four patches” were together in the middle:
Subject to Change Four Patch

Let’s Get Started:

TIPS:

You can cut the fat eighths into three strips: (2) 3″ wide by the length of each fat eighth and one (1) strip 2 1/2″ wide by the length of the fat eighth.

subject to change Cutting Instructions

Subject to Change Assembly Page One

Subject to Change Assembly Page Two

That’s it. I took some photos of the assembly of the blocks and marked them with letters. You can see how easy it is to CHANGE.

The Stephanie

The Stephanie

The Terri Ann

The Terri Ann

The Cheryl

The Cheryl

The Yvonne

The Yvonne

With the scraps I made “fabric slabs” and cut the pieces according to the Cutting Instructions to create The Wanda:

The Wanda

The Wanda

For a pdf version of the block, Subject to Change, click here.

The four-day Blog Hop features more than 60 blogs where you will find free 12 x 12 inch quilt blocks. Today we have these bloggers:

Host – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Kelly @Quilting it Out
Martha @Once a Wingnut
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Bernie @Needle and Foot
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sandra @Musings of a Menopausal Melon
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Jess @Quilty Habit
Diana @Red Delicious Life
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Margo @Shadow Lane Quilts
Renee @Quilts of a Feather

There is also a giveaway each day on each hosts’ blog. Yvonne is today’s host. Inspired by Fabric blog will also be hosting a giveaway.

And, we are donating our blocks to the hosts who are going to make charity quilts for Project Linus, Meyers Center and Teen Impact.

Subject to Change,

Wanda

Y-Seams

Blogging University: stuck in a Y-seam

Blogging University 201 was much more intense than I expected, and I’m just now recovering from all that thinking and exploring. To recap:

I LEARNED I get frustrated when trying to learn new technology. I don’t have the patience to learn all the steps needed to get the result I want. I’m much more patient when learning a new quilting technique. Technology skills are essential, though, for having a well functioning blog, and if I want to create a pattern which I can share electronically, I need these skills as well. Here I am. My ideas exceed my abilities.

I also learned I’m undecided about where I want to take my blog. Oh, it was easy to set some goals and explore the ways to get more followers. BUT, here I am at the fork in the road, wondering which path to take — the proverbial Y-seam.

Time is a factor in my indecision. I have a full time job, an overtime husband and a daughter I want to spend time with.  I also sew sometimes. I’m involved with Liberated Quilters group and I’m helping to form the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild. I should get more exercise, and I feel overwhelmed by it all.

Stuck in a Y-seam,

Wanda

GIVE A PINK SHIRT

Wanda Ann Dotson:

Hey, blogging buddies and friends. Could you make a Pink Shirt using Carolyn Friedlander’s Shirts pattern and send it to the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild for a charity raffle? This is our first project and I’d love to get a Pink shirt from you. Thanks, Wanda

Originally posted on Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild:

Our newly formed Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild has planned its first project.

WE’RE MAKING Pink Shirt blocks for a raffle to benefits Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

You can help.

MAKE a Pink Shirt block using Carolyn Friedlander’s Shirts pattern.  USE GRAY OR WHITE BACKGROUND. Give a Pink

MAIL it to:

CVA MQG

P.O. Box 5421

Glen Allen, VA 23058

BY SEPTEMBER 8, 2015give a pink shirt

Any questions, email us at cvamqg@gmail.com

 

Here’s the code if you want to share on your blog:

<p style=”text-align:center;”><a href=”http://cvamodernquiltguild.com” target=”_blank”><img src=”https://cvamodernquiltguild.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/give-a-pink3.png” alt=”Give A Pink Shirt” width=”300″ border=”0″ /></a>

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Join the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

Logo cva MQG 6.9.15MODERN QUILTERS in my area are coming together to form the CVA Modern Quilt Guild.

Our first organizational meeting is this Wednesday, August 5th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Quilting Adventures. I invite you to attend.

Visit CVA Modern Quilt Guild’s website. You may discover you are a modern quilter.

meeting dates 2015

THE CVA MODERN QUILT GUILD will be a chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. I really excited to work with other modern quilters in my community and have some fun with fabric.

If you don’t live in the Central Virginia, USA, area, please spread the word to quilters you know in this area who might be interested.

Thanks,

Wanda

Blogging U. Day 9: The Buddy System

I FOUND some amazing, awesome, better-than-ice cream buddies through the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. We’ve island creamerybecome good friends.

We were divided into groups and performed critiques of each other’s blogs, and I feel a kinship to those bloggers: Erin at Twin Mom Quilts, Helen at Midget Gem Quilts and Sarah at Sarah Goer Quilts.

I also became buddies with some other amazing bloggers through the Chicken Run which is hosted by Oh Sew Tempting.  I agreed to make a Chicken Pincushion and give it away on my blog after receiving a pincushion, which I named Lucky Stripper, from Textile Dreamer. And Sarah at Cedar Fork Stitches received LOVE DOVE from me.

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One of the winners of the Chicken Run pincushion was Annett of KnettyCraft, and I interact with her more than any other blogger.

I’ve also been interacting with the most generous people through the Savor Each Stitch Book Bee. We are using Carolyn Friedlander’s book as inspiration for designing and making quilts. We take each chapter and design a quilt. So far we’ve done Lines, Contrast and Scale. They have encouraged my risk taking and have given me inspiration to design what I like and not worry if fits into a certain category of quilting. In particular, Susan blogs at We all have to Start Somewhere, and Anna blogs at Mod Quilt Mom.The next chicken pinchusion in the Oh Sew Tempting Chicken Run Giveaway Sort Of.

Most recently I’ve been sharing comments and blogging tips with Mary at Zippy Quilts.

Now, back to Blogging University’s assignment for today: find a blogging buddy. Since I have found so many blogging buddies, it is hard to ask one of them to be exclusive. I’m going to continue with my current blogging circle. And if, at some point, I want to find a guest blogger or cooperate on a single project, I can do that then.

I’m happy to hang out with all my new friends. I hope to meet them in person some day.

Sew sew grateful,

Wanda