Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Recently finished. Ready to quilt.


A Little bit of eye candy while I am away playing in Japan! 
This quilt I finished up just before my trip. It is based on my Bright Lights Big City Quilt, from my Book Double Wedding Rings, Traditions Made Modern. The basic pattern is in the book. I modified  certain areas within this quilt to have a little bit of fun!
Many 6.5 pieced blocks are tucked in this quilt, as is the added in checkerboard.  

Can you spot any of them?

;-)


Friday, March 17, 2017

Int'l Quilting Day & the Quilt Show

Are You Ready to Win & Watch?
International Quilting Weekend Has Begun! 
MY EPISODES ON THE QUILT SHOW ARE 2002 and 1404
Want to win a BERNINA? Enter now!

1. Enter to Win! Watch the Video to see what you can win. If you have entered, go to Step 2.


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3. Start Watching!  MY EPISODES ARE 2002 and 1404

 
           


The Quilt Show will open all of its shows from the first seventeen series-- shows 101-1713 -- for the entire weekend. This means that, for three special days, everyone will have the chance to view over 220 shows, featuring some of the quilting world’s leading artists, for FREE. See your favorite quilters, quilting tips, quilting techniques and quilting tutorials. See the quilts of your favorite quilting teachers.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Garden For All Seasons.



"A Garden For All Seasons" is a 9' X 30' Quilt that I finished up this week!  Along with a few other goodies! This quilt is a public Art piece that I made to hang in a building here in NYC... It will also be on view at Paducah Quilt Fest end of April!  I have a large exhibit of Double Wedding Ring quilts this year along with this quilt, and I will also be in the JUKI booth, teaching a class, and giving lecture!  Come say hi!  I'll also do a few walking tours on the quilt exhibit in the Main Pavilion.


As you can imagine a quilt this big took a few hands to help me manage it under the needle!
Shelly quilted it on her Long Arm, and her usually fabulous way! I set up five tables to be able to keep the quilt up even with my machine while sewing on the binding...It took two bobbins to sew on the binding all the way around!


We've certainly had a bit of fun with it.... There is a video of this on my Instagram account.  I made this quilt using my LARGE HEXAGON Acrylic template set available in my website shop.


Now I wish I had a wall big enough to hang it here! hahaha... 
It's a garden that makes me happy, and smile all year long!


I'm off to Japan...

Pics will come when I return! Jenny Egg will have a fabulous time with our house guest, and I will come home in time for my Birthday!

So on behalf of my Birthday, I'd like to do a giveaway of my Large Hexagon and triangle template set.

Leave me comment about your favorite color.

I'll draw a winner on march 29th 5pm.

Make sure I can reach you!


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Star Storm is blowing Through!

My Harley T-shirt STAR STORM quilt is soon to be quilted! Thanks Shelly! ;-)


 Star storm pattern or KITS are available at VFWQuilts.com. 

I've been seeing many people finishing there Star Storm quilts! They are so fun to see!! I leo all the different color ways folks are making my quilt in! Have you mad one yet? Send me pictures! or tag me on instagram  #starstormquilt  #vfwquilts @victoriafindlaywolfe


Uniqueandnovel has a beautiful beach version made!

 The Bootscootinquilter is in a roll! TWO STAR STORM quilts done!
encoded studio has a great palette of color! ...and some gold and white manor stripe! That gold and white stripe looks amazing in almost any quilt!

Happiness is Quilting... Shop in Texas sample!

Material Obsession in Sydney, AU! Helen made hers!


 Speaking of STARS!!  My THUNDER STRUCK class has been producing a huge amount of really awesome star quilts!!  Here's a shot of the student work from QuiltCon!  This pattern is also available at my website.


We have a big storm heading our way this week. I am hoping it and the following storm do not mess with my trip to Japan on Saturday!!  Yep! Back to Japan!  Family time! 

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

New goodies!



Snack set Variety Pack available here.

New Videos up at my website!
You knew I had videos at my website right? I'm also on youtube for ages... Follow along with me to see what's up!

VFWquilts.com  click on VIDEO link at the top of the page...

I added two new videos on using my super cute new 4" SNACK SET templates!  Did you know you can MACHINE piece or hand piece?

You know people still hand piece right?   LOL  I love it on the airplane or car rides..small projects I can take along with me...  So much fun, with these easy to piece cuties! I have two quilts in the works right now... These little gems are quite sweet, and can be used as the start of a larger block or a whole quit just with the 4" size... Possibilities are endless!



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I realize I still need to show some QuiltCon photos! We really had a lot of fun vending and being able to say HI to so many people!  Here's a few fun photos for you to see of our VFW Quilts booth. I also will be sharing pictures from my classes!  Amazing students doing some very fun things! Stay tuned!

If you look closely at the bunting, you will see they are my SNACK set blocks set in a  square in a square... SEE! Super cute!!


They also make great name tags, and mug rugs! (Did you see my last post?)



BTW, are any of you going to Paducah? 

I will be there! As will my "Mr. Swirl E. Bones", and this quilt, "Negative Space, Positive Attitude"! which I found out yesterday have been juried into the Paducah show!    YIPPEE! ( both quilted by my pal Shelly, at Prairiemoonquilts.com

(More details on Paducah to come! I have lots of exciting stuff going on at Paducah, including 30 Double Wedding Ring Quilts, and one 9' X 30' quilt! (yep!) (follow me at Instagram to see what's been up!)  and I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Marcus Mug Shots!

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Hey all you quilter friends looking for a fun easy challenge!!
MARCUS MUG RUGS!!!
Use at least ONE Marcus or Studio 37 fabric or more... to make a small MUG rug no larger than 9" on any side.
(I know this gal, she designs for Marcus, I think her name is Virginia Wolfe.... Wait that's not right...
hahaha!  Do you ahve any idea how often I get that? seriously, Google it... TRUE FACT!
I like to tell people I am the one that's alive... besides correcting them that my name is actually VICTORIA, not VIRGINIA.

You think I'm kidding?
Just in case they didn't have it quite right, they included Virginia and Victoria....

hehehehehehheehehe!  Hilarious.

It seemed I should show you my Mug Rug in action... I do tend to make tea then forget about it, and leave tea cups all around my studio... So this is an accurate picture... I'm sure I'm not alone in this tea cup game...  

But you can't  see how stinkin' cute my mug rug is, so.... Here's my MUG and MY MUGRUG!  ;-)



Whether you're already a fan of the Mugrug, or aren't even sure what one is, you'll want to enter the Marcus Makers MUGRUG CHALLENGE!  Help us to achieve our lofty goal of "A Marcus Rug for Every Mug,"  now thru April 30, 2017 -- here's how...
Follow the various inspirations we've gathered from our own Marcus Makers (instructions for these mugrugs are available online!)
DesignerMugrugsGROUP
Then, post your entry on Instagram using #MarcusMugshot

and remember to tag your photo 
@marcusfabrics and/or @studio37fabrics

and me, if you use my fabric!  @victoriafindlaywolfe

Instagram tip:
Did you know TAGGING the photo( not just in description)  helps people see where they've been tagged?  Tag you photo, don't just do @whomever  in the description... tag the photo @victoriafindlaywolfe then it shows in my notifications... I miss people's hashtags and @ images all the time, as I can't find them in that long silly list instagram gives you... And I have to go search to see who's tagged me...  So tag your photo and help everyone!  
If you're new to mugrugs, be warned:  mugrug making can be addictive, which is really not a problem, because they make great gifts, AND you can enter as many times as you like (one mugrug per photo, please).  Each Tuesday during the Challenge, we'll choose random winners from the hashtagged entries to receive exciting fabric prizes and more -- Join us!!


...in layman's terms...

WIN FABRIC by using up a tiny amount of 

MARCUS or Studio 37 fabric!

wahoo!

need inspiration, check out he submissions already at instagram #marcusmugshot
or click  here.
and my Snack sets or Variety pack templates would be PERFECT FOR THIS!!


and if you need more MARCUS fabric, remember, VICTORIA has MARCUS FABRIC.

I used fabrics from my newest line of fabric called, "LIGHT WORK"... Blur plaid, Vivid, birdsong, and dapple.

;-)


Monday, March 6, 2017

WINNER!!!


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AND THE WINNER IS! ....... Congrats to Mechtild Steinert from Sleepy Hallow, NY!!! Who wins the $1,000 prize package from my VFW Quilts Quiltcon Booth Hop! @aurifilthread @marcusfabrics @studio37fabrics @sizzix_quilting @jukihomesewing @jukihome @sizzix #vfwquilts#vfwquiltsstore Aurifil Sizzix Marcus Fabrics Juki Home

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Home again, a fresh start




I'm Home!  That was a long trip, doing QuiltCon, Savannah, GA, and Empty Spools Seminars, in Pacifc Grove, California at the same time!  But it was a very successful trip...More on that a bit later...

I came home filled with ideas!
I have several customer commission quilts to make, so I jumped right in...
Today, as we ( as a family)  all sit around in our living room, lounging, and enjoying a lazy Saturday, I began a very special quilt for a very special little girl who passed away.  
The family gave me all her PJ's to turn into a beautiful quilt.  I thought long an hard on what I thought it should be. I have some thoughts, and I'm gathering from a beautiful book from the family that shared her small life's journey, from beginning to end.  I am super touched that they would allow me to turn her life in to a beautiful quilt. I feel a load of love and power, by holding each of these fabrics...




 A butterfly will need to be included, no doubt...

To be continued....


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