Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Windham Wednesdays and Giveaway

Rotary cut 19" Lone Star from Supersize 'Em Quilts
I have been playing with a new reproduction collection by Windham Fabrics, designed by Mary Koval. Rebecca reflects the designs and patterns from 1840-1870. I took several detours in trying out a variety of projects and then decided to include them all. The GIANT Lone Star above appears as a pattern in my book (Supersize 'Em Quilts), which shows the quick and easy path to rotary cutting these blocks that typically use templates. Here's another one:
Same star as above, but 4 of the diamonds are 4 patches.
"Well, can we see the whole collection so we can decide for ourselves?" you ask. Why, sure!
Lovely fabrics with such fascinating prints

Yes, even more fabrics. You can hardly decide where to start!
The first item I made (not the stars, btw) was a table runner using my Spiderweb ruler to cut the hexagons (yes, you can do that and there's none of the crazy lining up of a whole hexagon template. My ruler will cut any size hexagon, half hexagon and 60 degree triangle up to 6-1/2" unfinished.
Do you remember this design from an earlier post?
Don't you just love how the runner ends are a 60 degree angle?
Back to the Spiderweb ruler. You can see that I used it to cut out not only the hexagons and triangles in the table runner, but I used extra hexagons for my special Folded Hexagon flowers.

My folded hexagon flowers (look for the pattern at the Turning 60 page)
My last project is my "go-to" bag (from the Spring 2010 issue of Stitch Magazine, the Eco Shopper bag). I love it to carry around my yarn for when I want to crochet on the go.

Lined fabric bag embellished with my folded hexagon flower
What's the giveaway? Windham Fabric Blog has the giveaway fat quarter bundle of Rebecca. Go visit their Windham Fabric Snipits Blog and leave a comment saying how you would use these beautiful fabrics. The contest goes from January 14 through January 20.

I would love to have you comment here. I don't have any prizes today, but I do prize what you say!

28 comments:

  1. All of your projects are really pretty! Love the fabric and I went to the site to enter. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I love your lone stars - especially the first one!

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  3. great post-with terrific projects-love the fabric line!

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  4. The super sized stars are wonderful.

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  5. Love the runner. It shows off the fabric so well.

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  6. Pretty fabrics! Nice projects too. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. would love to win would put it in a quilt thanks

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  8. I love your runner and the stars look lovely in that fabric. Thanks for the ideas.

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  9. Lovely fabrics and table runners.

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  10. I'm becoming a firm friend of rulers. My husband has tons of tools in his garage; I should have lots of tools in my sewing room! Your table runners are lovely!

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  11. Many years ago I did a quilt similar to this for my parents , they are still using it although it is getting a little threadbare.Beautiful quilts and runner.

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  12. I love the 2nd Lone Star! Looks totally different from the first. What a difference a little detail makes.

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  13. Your projects with the Windham "Rebecca" fabric line are very inspiring. Thank you for some New Year ideas.

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  14. Beautiful fabrics! Love your table runner

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  15. Love the fabrics as well as the designs

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  16. Gorgeous fabrics! Those fabrics would look so nice in a runner for my bed. Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

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  17. What a pretty table runner! I think this fabric would make some really pretty totes.

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  18. It is so pretty. I would have to hold it and look at it for a bit before I decided to cut into it.

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  19. It is so pretty. I would have to hold it and look at it for a bit before I decided to cut into it.

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  20. I would make a super cute ruffled apron and if I had any left over, a matching pot holder.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  21. Beautiful Lone Star and fabrics!

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  22. Beautiful projects and fabrics.Your runner caught my eyes!

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  24. Beautiful blocks and table runner!

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  25. Gorgeous runner! Thanks for the heads up about the givwawayl

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  26. I really like the table runner. I would love a whole quilt made like that. =)

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