Monday, November 7, 2011

Frontier Foundations ~ No. Five from Journey Three

I so enjoy reading all of your comments!!  Reading thru them all told me we love our lap and throw sized quilts the very best!!  I am in total agreement.  You can never have too many throws.  Most of you enjoy making the doll size or wall hanging quilts, too.  They give us a chance to play with blocks and fabric without a heavy investment of time and money.  Since we are drawn to making so many different blocks, and there's a never ending supply of lovely fabric, the doll size quilts seem to be a perfect match!

Please help me congratulate Heather Potts!  She's the winner of A Light in the Window quilt kit!  Here's Heather's comment....

I love a bed size quilt. I want to be able to wrap myself in it! There is something soothing about being wrapped in a quilt. Heather Potts

Heather is in my own Prairie Women's sewing group at The Quilt Merchant and happens to be one of the founding members!  Heather has possibly made all of the PWSC quilts and does a lovely job!  (In case you're wondering, my husband, Ed, chose the number for the give-away...so it was all on the up and up I assure you!!)

Quilt Five ~ Frontier Foundations


This little quilt combines two of my favorites....the Odds & Ends block, and that oh-so-wonderful red border print that is one of my all time Judie Rothermel favs!!  I had a blast creating this quilt, pulling the block colors from the feature fabric in the border.  I think it will be really cute made in two or three colors, and all scrappy fabrics as well.  To me, it's just a happy quilt.  As with all of the other Journey Three quilts, the block is tiny, but easy to make, and there is an alternate pattern to make the block and quilt larger for those who are looking for that. 

This is your last chance to win a Journey Three kit.  To enter, please leave me a comment about the hardest difficulty level you feel you can acheive in a quilting pattern.  That is to say, generally, would you tackle a beginner, confident beginner, intermediate, or advanced pattern?  What is the quilting skill you most want to learn? 

Three words about my weekend retreat.   OMG!  It was just over-the-moon wonderful!!  I took gobs of photos.  It may take me two postings to show it all to you.  I'll be writing about it at the end of the week, so......stay tuned! 

25 comments:

  1. Pam ~ I would love to win this kit! I guess I would say Advanced patterns because I tackled Marsha McCloskey's feathered star(-:

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  2. This is a lovely kit...hope it finds its way to my sewing room! I feel like I am an Advanced pattern quilter...when I put my mind to it. But I enjoy all levels...it depends on my mood. Machine quilting is the skill I would like most to learn.

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  3. Hi Pam,I am loving all the quilts for Journey Three. I have to say that I would like to learn how to do free motion quilting, but I think I'm at the part where practice is the key. I love to hand quilt too and if I could get my stitches a little more even that would really make me happy. Do you have any tips fot that? Karen Schultz

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  4. Hi Pam,
    I would and do all levels. We have to keep our mind sharp somehow so why not challenge it with advance quilt patterns. Love the red!

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  5. I enjoy all levels. I am not confident at applique, yet, but pushing myself to do more. I would also like to become more confident at machine quilting. Love this pattern, as much as the others. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. Hi Pam,
    I would also love to win Journey 3.
    I would have to say that I am an advanced pattern quilter. I enjoy a good challenge.

    I need to brush up on my machine quilting. I'm a pretty good hand quilter, but machine quilting is something I really want to get much better at.

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  7. I would put myself in an advanced beginner/intermediate slot; however, I am more willing to stretch on smaller quilts. I love hand quilting but as the years are flying by and time with it, I think I should venture into learning to machine quilt -- so many quilts to be made in only one lifetime! Patti Wiggs

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  8. I enjoy a good challenge but I don't want everything to be hard or slow going. I like patterns at all levels as a result. The technique I'd like to master is quilting - getting more comfortable with that is a real goal of mine that will probably take years. I love patterns that give quilting ideas as a result.

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  9. I would say that I am a confident beginner who is ready to tackle something in the intermediate level. Some things just intimidate me without even trying; but "someday" I shall overcome lol.
    I am wanting to learn free motion quilting; and am actually scheduled for a class on Nov. 19 at a shop here in Maine.
    I would be so happy to win a Journey Three kit. Hubby is currently out of work for health reasons and my quilting fund is very limited. Have wanted to sign up for the Sewing Circle Club; but now is just not the time.

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  10. Pam, I just wanted to drop you a line or two and thank you for the kind card and gift inside. I and Ross enjoyed your company and felt we made new kindered spirits. I look forward to your return to the retreat. Next time I will not miss the action that comes after midnite.! Please be sure to tell the other gals thank you for us for the card and gift. It was very thoughtful. See you soon. Theresa Halverson, www.millcreeksettlementretreat.com

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  11. Pam, Frontier Foundations is gorgeous. You are so talented! I have been quilting for over 30 years, and would consider myself intermediate skill level...I'm not too willing to create anything new, but I can follow most patterns. I hand quilt, but not very fast so I try to keep a few projects on the go...one to piece, one to quilt, one to embroider, and projects to cut...of course, that just delays me from finishing one, but it keeps life interesting! I would love to win this kit!

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  12. I'd probably classify myself as an intermediate skill level quilter. I enjoy challenging myself and try to learn something from each quilt I make. Sometimes its best for me to not know that its an advanced or more difficult pattern because I just jump right in there and make it learning as I go!

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  13. I feel confident with intermediate quilts for the most part. I am trying to stretch myself so hope to become more comfortable with advanced patterns. However, beginning is the best sometimes - simple and quickly finished.

    Love this new pattern - thanks for the chance to win it.

    Charlotte S.
    SO CA

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  14. i am a confident intermediate quilter but believe that there is no project that i can not do except applique where i am a total rookie. i love to choose fabric and get on with the piecing no matter how fiddly.

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  15. I LOVE this quilt! I enjoy all skill levels. It's fun to challenge yourself but sometimes the simplest blocks make the most beautiful quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  16. Hi Pam, I would love to win a kit for that quilt!
    I enjoy all skill levels, for me the hardest part is to choose the fabrics. I love applique but I need to improve my skills...
    Thank you, Val

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  17. I would say am now at the intermediate stage and am aiming for one of Ricky Timm's kaleidoscopes next. I love to try anything new and I keep every itsy bitsy piece for mini quilts.

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  18. I like to do all levels. I think some of the quilts I like best are made with simple blocks, like a nine-patch. I need to practice my appliqué because that is not one of my strong points. Can't wait to start Journe 3! Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  19. I like projects of all skill levels. Sometimes I need simple and quick and sometimes I'm ready for the challenge of someting complicated. The only difference is time involved. I'm just getting started on applique so I would like more practice there. Can't wait to get started on journey 3!

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  20. Love this little quilt too - they are all just wonderful! I would like all levels - depending on the mood! Sometimes it's nice to make something easy and mindless. What I need to work on is needle-turn applique so I can finish some more of my Dear Jane blocks.

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  21. Pam, love all the new projects would love to win one. Enjoy all levels although I tend to stay away from most that say challenging. Right now I'm trying to practice on free motion & also would like to improve on my hand applique.Sharon Sanford Michigan

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  22. Congratulations to Heather! Quilt five really is a happy quilt! I love the bright red and blue! If I like a pattern I tackle it regardless of the difficulty level - but I must say I've been stumped once or twice (wink)!
    Cheers!

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  23. the hardest pattern i would tackle would be intermediate to advanced. i have started teaching my self hand applique,so i think the next thing would be to learn hand quilting and some free-hand machine quilting. there is always something new to learn! martha mumaw from minnesota

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  24. Love the colors in that quilt! I enjoy working in all levels, although the more difficult will take me longer!!! My Dad looked at a pattern that I had started recently and said, "that looks like a nine year quilt"! I hope I get it done sooner than that! Lovely quilts this time around Pam.

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  25. oh another great quilt, can't wait to start making a few of these soon!
    I have the perfect red print for that border :)
    Kathie

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