Monday, December 2, 2013

Iron Quilter 2 - Time to Vote! Calling All Facebook-ers

I've been saving the "unveiling" of this quilt for a few weeks and now is the time!  In September Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilting Company visited our local guild and told us about a contest they were going to have: Iron Quilter 2.  You must use a certain "secret ingredient" in the making of a quilt.  In this case the ingredient was 1 to 3 charm packs of Lovely by RJR Fabrics.     I had never used precuts up to this point, but Jenny's enthusiasm is so infectious that I just had to give this a try.  So, with one charm pack and some precut Kona white strips, I present to you, "Backyard Trellis":

Of course there is voting and prizes along with the contest.  You can vote for my quilt (or to be fair....for the quilt of your choice) on the Missouri Star Quilt Company Facebook page.  All of the entries will appear in a Facebook Album and you vote by "liking" the photo of the quilt.  I'm one of the last 20 people in the world (kidding, of course) NOT on Facebook (not kidding) so I can't even vote for my own quilt!  But, I'd be grateful for any votes you can toss my way.  The top 25 will go on to the next round for the final voting.  THIS link takes you directly to the picture of my quilt which is anxiously awaiting your "like". 
Notice anyone peeking around the back of the quilt?

 There were three off white charms that just didn't seem to fit the flower theme so they went onto the back to become a label:
Quilt particulars:  I used one charm pack and a bit of other fabric from my stash and the white precut strips.  They were 1 1/2 inches wide.  The only fabric I bought was the backing.  I actually had a piece of fabric to use for the backing but the husband walked in while I was pondering some quilt decisions and declared the other fabric "too light" for the front.  He sent me out to the fabric store to buy something else.  Isn't he great?  The blocks are snowballs set on point.  I free motion quilted loops in the center to continue the "viney" feel and then wavy lines on the borders.  This quilt doesn't have a "forever home" yet.  It may live in the guest room....time will tell I guess.

That's enough for now....I want to leave you time to vote.  :-)

I'm linking up with Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day also...(gotta work that social networking!)

New info:  Turns out that you can also vote on Google+.  In fact you can vote in both places if you want.  :-)  THIS link will take you to the Google+ photo of my quilt.  You vote by "+ing" it.


  1. What a lovely quilt. I'd love to vote but I'm not on Facebook either.

  2. What a neat way to use charm squares. And Your "Backyard Trellis" looks great!

  3. I gave you a vote

    good luck on the contest

  4. Beautiful work - voted for you ... twice! Good luck :)

  5. Good luck in the contest - it's a lovely quilt, and love the furry friend :)

  6. It looks great Nina! I am going to vote now!

  7. I voted Nina. Beautiful work. Good luck!