Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Another Soupcon trunk show, some hints for Part 2 and Give Aways!

I am overwhelmed with what people are doing with Part 1 of their Soupcon quilts. Every day there are more new blocks posted on the Soupcon FLICKR Group and that is so exciting! I look at each block and think I know what I would do with this one when we get to Part 2!

So how about some hints for Part 2? I am going to help you flex your creative muscles and personalize the star or flower. You thought it was already unique....you are about to make it uniquer (I know, you can't be more unique than unique but maybe on Friday you'll be seeing it my way)! I know that some of you have mentioned that you have some "problems" with your block. We'll use those alleged problems as an opportunity to get creative with a few simple embellishments! I was reading about Hilda's Simon quilt. Here is a little teaser!


She made an "error" measuring the border fabric and ended up having to add some extra fabric. The result? A delicious little extra slice of print that makes her quilt just a little more intricate! You can read about it on her blog, Every Stitch. My point is when you make a mistake don't sweat it! Use it as an opportunity to get creative! For me that's how I get some of my best results! My Mom used her gaffs to good advantage in her Afrika quilt. You can read about how she turned a "killer" problem into a plus here.

There are a bunch of new blocks on the Soupcon FLICKR Group; here are Grace's blocks! I know Grace and she has never done anything like this before. She has done a fabulous job. I love the little blue birds....blue birds of happiness! And do you see the pink star coming out from the center?


This is another of Grace's blocks. So pretty and so much movement!


What a juicy, fussy cut bundle of colour! The fussy cut flower in the center really pops!


This is such a delicate lacy block and Grace has done a great job of fussy cutting!


ABrandieCreation has done something very interesting here; she has pieced the background. I love what she has done but it may present a problem in Part 3 BUT I am all about solutions so I will try to remember to offer an alternative for Brandie (Brandie if I forget to do this by all means please remind me).


Does this look like a spinning whirligig or what? Turquoise and brown are such a classic colour combination. I think the fussy cut center must be from the same fabric or the same line of fabric! This is a fun block for sure!

This block by ABrandieCreation is so different from the other two. It reminds me of old French porcelain. I love the ombre effect of the deep burgundy at the center. The polka dots are a perfect finish.


Missie of Traditional Primitives is a reader of my blog and she let me know that her work will be published in the Spring 2014 Issue of Primitive Quilts. The piece is called Bluebirds an Berries and it is gorgeous! I would love to see it as the centerpiece of a medallion quilt, surrounded by wonderful borders!


That is so exciting for her and what's exciting for us is that if you leave a comment you will be entered in a draw for a one year free subscription! Count me in for sure! Click here to read her post and be sure to leave a comment!

And speaking of giveaways, I will have a giveaway later this month! I'll provide details when we get closer to the date!

Until I post again, happy sewing!

17 comments:

  1. I'm having so much fun with these stars. I can't wait for the next step! Thank you!

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    1. I can see you are having fun and doing a great job of your blocks! I hope you'll have just as much fun with Step 2!

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  2. I do love Grace's little blocks - great fussy cutting! Thanks for the mention and for turning a mistake into a 'creative opportunity' - nuisance at the time but a good learning experience!
    Hilda

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    1. Grace is doing a great job! And as much as I hate mistakes I usually find that the result is a quilt that is even better than anticipated!

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  3. all the blocks are gorgeous. My brain is going into meltdown (our predicted temp today is for an all time record of 46 degrees centigrade, thats 114.8 F, ) so i hope step 2 is not too taxing :-). Its 9.30 am and already 96.8F

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    1. Step 2 isn't taxing at all and it is up to you to decide how simple or complex it will be. Better yet, if you don't finish Step 2 in two weeks it won't interfere with Step 3! Hopefully by then it will be a little cooler!

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  4. beautiful blocks-I love the birds the best so far

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    1. I agree - they are totally adorable!

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  5. I am excited to see what is next! everyone is making awesome blocks. thanks for the Primitive Quilts info on the give away. I love that magazine.

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    1. I am so thrilled that so many people are making blocks. I'm sure there are others than haven't joined the FLICKR group. I would love to see what they are making. If they have blogs and post them on their blog I hope they'll leave me a comment with a link so I can take a look!

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  6. It's so fun to see what everyone has done. I'd love to see everyone's center in one big quilt.

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    1. Wouldn't that be a magnificent quilt! Mind you some (like Nellie) are well on their way with all the blocks they've made!

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  7. can't wait for part 2. I read Missie's blog and already got my magazine which I really enjoy.

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    1. Missie's little piece in the magazine is so pretty. I'm going to try to get a copy of the magazine.

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  8. all that eye candy! I'm off to explore the links you gave :-D

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  9. Eye candy is right and yours is one of the really sweet blocks!

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  10. I came upon your blog by chance. I love your hexies and especially the embroidered embellishments. I joined 2 other quilt a longs and so many UFO's my mind is spinning I just don't think I can resist giving this one a try too! I may not keep up but I think I'll dig into my stash and join after all. If I can't manage it I'll be following and drooling over everyone else work

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