Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wildflower Meadow and a Giveaway

My apologies to those who got this blog message too early! Benartex doesn't post their messages until 9:30 am, so I had to take this offline for a few hours.

What can you do with a charm pack of fabrics, Debby? I asked Benartex to send me a charm pack of
 Wildflower Meadow Collection by Jackie Robinson. I chose these for the lovely flowers on black with the companion mini prints.

Just a little stack of 5" squares has so much potential! (really?) There were two of each print in the pack. I didn't use the two striped squares. I think you'll see why as I go along.

Wildflower Meadows stack of 5" squares 
This is a pattern I developed several years ago based on a technique I have used for 20 years. My Thousand Pyramids quilt (published in Modern Patchwork magazine in 2014) was made using a charm pack of solid fabrics. This was the result of a blog challenge and I thought long and hard about how to use 42 squares in a creative way.

I mixed the solid colors with a cream solid. The pattern is available at my Craftsy site, too.

Thousand Pyramids quilt (22" x 22") made with a charm pack of solid fabrics

Now, let me tell you what I thought up! Oh, Wait! I'm supposed to direct you to the Benartex blog so you can see all the steps. You want to see all the steps, don't you?

Talking and sewing triangles the easy way

And I also share my Magical Mitering of the border for my new Thousand Pyramids quilt:

First 3" border strip sewn. Notice that I sewed 1/2" beyond the border side

 And this is what you get! A new Thousand Pyramids quilt. (Click the link to see all the steps)



My Wildflower Meadow Thousand Pyramids quilt
Go visit the Benartex blog, Sew in Love with Fabric, to see all the easy steps. My method is so clever that you get a second quilt with the leftovers. What leftovers? These leftovers!

Leftovers from cutting Thousand Pyramids from a stack of charm squares
Then take a visit to Craftsy and see my Fractured Jewels quilt made with the solids leftovers. Here's a sneak peek:
Fractured Jewels
The giveaway is a charm pack of Wildflower Meadow from Benartex. Let me know what part of my post at the Benartex site you liked and come back here and comment. Contest is over midnight Sunday, September 10. (USA residents only are eligible for the prize.)

I'll have more about those Fractured Jewels coming up!

55 comments:

  1. I have tried clicking the link, to see all the steps, but I don't see any steps. I also tried clicking on the tutorials, but didn't see it there either... You have piqued my curiosity!

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  2. I liked how you gave your readers a few minutes to go find their 60 degree rulers! So funny! Actually, I have always avoided mitered corners, but with your help, I am willing to give the technique a try. Using the striped fabric can be tricky, but yours looks so awesome! Thanks!

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  3. I liked that you get a squared up quilt when finished. Easy cutting. Thank you for sharing,

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  4. I loved your shortcut to joining the triangles.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your genius way to join the triangles!

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  6. Always enjoy your tutorials. Love the striped mitered corner.

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  7. I like the tutorial for mitered corners.

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  8. I have a few charms I didn't know what to do with them. I will try the triangles. Looks like fun.

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  9. I liked the two at a time triangles. I need to say... being a long time quilter making triangle quilts is not an easy task, because you have to offset the points. I also noticed you have great points with your technique. Thanks!

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  10. I love how you matched those stripes on the corners.

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  11. I really liked how you first cut the charms, into 2 different size pieces. What an awesome quilt! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  12. I like your method of mitering the corners.

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  13. I like how you showed cutting the charms into two different sized pieces. And also like how you did the mitered corners. I do mine similar, but do a normal seam on it after pressing in where the corner should be.

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  14. I liked you sharing how to miter the corners.

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  15. Beautiful quilt Debby. And those fabrics are just gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win.
    My favorite part was seeing how you did the corners. I have never done mitered corners before--always avoided them although I love how they look. Your method seems very doable for me. I might just have to try it the next time I am adding borders to my quilt.

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  16. How clever of you to use the cut-a-ways to square up your quilt! No waste there- love it! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  17. I loved that you showed how to miter the corners. I learned a different method many years ago but your way is much easier!

    Sandy A

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  18. Thanks for sharing your whole process for this beautiful quilt - i love how you make the triangles and miter the corners.
    Now I'm off too find out what to do with the leftovers!

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  20. I like how you sew 2 rectangle together before cutting your triangles. That saves a lot of sewing time in the end.

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  21. So pretty. Great inspiration and information.

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  22. I like your method of cutting the 60 degree triangles with one side sewn together. I can see doing that with WOF strips of fabric. I have used the magical mitering method before. Someone taught that method years ago in our county extension quilting advisor classes.

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  23. The sewing of the fabric to make the triangles was unique. Definitely makes it fast.

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  24. Your tutorial on making the Thousand Pyramid quilt. Your creative genius is amazing. Thank you for sharing it.

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  25. The quilt is so pretty in that wildflower pattern. What I like the most was your ingenious method for mitered corners!

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  26. My favorite part is that you don't waste anything and you make it easy to not waste anything

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  27. you get the best of every thing in that charm pack. thanks for the giveaway

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  28. Love the idea of using the scrapes in a second quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  29. I like the idea of not wasting those cut-offs--and charm packs are so interesting to use!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  30. I really like seeing the fabric before its cut up, especially the stripes. It's nice to get an idea of what yardage looks like before it's cut. Thanks for sharing the sweet giveaway!

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  31. I like the fact that you get so much out of one pack of charms! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I like how you made the mitered corners. Your way looks almost easy and the finish is very nice. I want to try it. Thanks.

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  33. HI,liked how you initially cut the charm packs!Thanks for your inspiration! Thanks too,for a neat Giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  34. Great uses of charm packs. Lovely. I liked the sewing of he charms and then cutting the triangles. They open like magic! I see this quilt pattern in the near future. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  35. Hi Debby,
    I'm glad you explained why your email link didn't work! I thought I was going nuts. HAHA! I really like the solid triangle quilt you shared - it is a beauty. I also read the Sew In Love post with interest (knowing I would see your email, too) and that magical mitering trick is pretty darn cool. Thanks for sharing with us. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  36. I like the portion where you miter the corners! tks!

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  37. I like seeing those little 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" strips from those first cuts added to the quilt. The magical miter sounds interesting, but I will have to keep studying it. I know I am missing something, but I don't know what. I like the very colorful quilt.

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  38. Wow, those two quilts look so different! I'm not sure if the best part was the mitered corners or the way t sew the triangles. Either way, it's a great quilt. Thanks to you and Benartex for the giveaway chance. dezertsuz at gmail

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  39. Not sure which is my favorite. I really like how you do the mitered corners but the scrap lover in me loves that you used all the left over pieces of sewn fabric to make a whole new quilt. You had no waste. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I like the miter corner section. Never easy is it?

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  41. I like that you show how to di it with no waste.

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  42. I'm so happy to see your steps for the thousand triangles technique today! It it magical! I will have to save this email & give it a try when we get back home!

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  43. Love your magic metered corners! Elana613@gmail.com

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  44. I really liked how you make your triangles. I love doing things like this, and will have to give it a try.

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  45. I liked how you stitched your strips together 1st and then cut your triangles.

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  46. ACK!! I cant choose one...can I just say Yes!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  47. Great way to make triangles and use your scraps! I'll have to try your method.
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  48. I liked the pictures showing each step. I've never tried to miter corners, but now I'm brave enough to try it!

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  49. Hello Debbie; What did I like about Benartex post the most is the tutorial on binding the quilt. Yet, in reality, you know me and that I loved the whole tutorial. A friend and I tried a triangle quilt awhile ago, she ended up making them both; I just did not get it. I will definitely give your tutorial a try! Thank you for sharing and this gorgeous fabric give away! Have a great day!

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  50. I like your use of the colorful striped border. The stripes definitely enhanced the vibrant Thousand Pyramids. I usually pass by striped fabrics with no thought of what a short cut they can be to make an interesting border. So much faster than piecing multiple short pieces. Easy mitered corners coupled with those stripes is on my 'I Think I'll Try That' the next time I want to quickly add a punch to a quilt.

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  51. I love the tip on how to make those triangles. I am saving this to my greatest tips. I will love to see how you used the leftovers to make the 2nd quilt.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  52. I love your mitering trick. Very nice.

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  53. Debby, the best part is the no wast of fabric. You used it all, every 1/4" inch! Mitering corners is one I've not tried and you did that beautifully w/stripes...yikes. Ineed its majical. THank you for all your tips and tricks.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I want to try your method with my 60 degree ruler. That's so neat. Thanks.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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