#projectjellyroll : National Sew a Jelly Roll Day IS Saturday September 15th, 2018

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

ARE YOU READY?

LET'S GET IT STARTED.

The fun is about to unroll. Here's your invitation to join in with RockingChairQuilts.com and celebrate the mighty Jelly Roll. Many thanks to the folks at Moda Fabrics and Supplies for hosting this awesome event.

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

NAtional Jelly Roll Day Saturday, September 15th, 2018,

We are going to get started with the fun TODAY. 

Let's be real, a Moda Jelly Roll® is already fun.

The fun is built in:

  • It's beautiful.

  • It's sew-able.

  • It's quilt-able.

  • It's fun to buy.

  • It's fun to win.

  • It's fun to touch.

  • It's fun to bust open and sew like the wind (since it's already pre-cut for you.)

  • It's Moda!

Wait.... we already know that those are all intrinsic qualities of a Jelly Roll, but what about that 5th one, "It's fun to win" ?

Rocking Chair Quilts has got you covered on that. Prizes are always fun and why not a Jelly Roll prize?  Why not TWENTY Jelly Roll prizes? That's right we are going to give away 20 Moda Jelly rolls to celebrate National Jelly Roll Day on  9-15-2018. To enter for your chance to win a Moda Jelly Roll read on. 

Holiday flavored Jelly Rolls. This one is  SWELL CHRISTMAS  by Urban Chiks for Moda

Holiday flavored Jelly Rolls. This one is SWELL CHRISTMAS by Urban Chiks for Moda


THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018

 HOW CAN I ENTER TO WIN A JELLY ROLL?

Leave your comment on this blog post (below) to enter. 

What should you comment about?

  • Add add a another word to our jelly-roll glossary.

  • Tell us about your favorite snack to eat and share when you are quilting or with sewing friends.

  • Or just say hello........

.

 

Comment by inventing another 'Jelly' term to add to our Jelly Roll glossary,Here's  our short list:

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.THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018

TWENTY WINNERS IN ALL

Here are the 10 winners selected from all the entries collected in the brick and mortar shop , Thanks for joining in the fun:

Barbara N.

Sandie S.

Rick C.

Kay O.

Chris R.

Donna G.

Gloria F.

Kathy C.

Donna M.

Norma S.


Here are the 10 winners selected from all the online entries, Congratulations to all!

 Entries will be accepted through midnight (CDT) on Saturday September 15th, 2018. To read more about this contest, rules and all the yada yada CLICK HERE

 

 

I'm going to make some pinwheel cookies for the big day. What will you make?   CLICK HERE  to get the yummy recipe for these cookies from  BetterRecipes.com

I'm going to make some pinwheel cookies for the big day. What will you make?

CLICK HERE to get the yummy recipe for these cookies from BetterRecipes.com

THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG. THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN! - CAROL


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National Sewing Machine Day FABRIC BUNDLE GIVEAWAY

Give Away has ended Congrats to Constance W.

My Juki ♥ ♥ ♥

My Juki ♥ ♥ ♥


It's National Sewing Machine Day and I nearly missed it! If I had not seen this news pop up on Twitter this afternoon, the sun would have set without my celebrating.  It is an excellent idea to proclaim a day in the calendar year to call attention to the noble sewing machine. To celebrate we're hosting a fabric giveaway.

 Here is a short bio-clip  about National Sewing Machine Dayfrom the National Day Calendar web page:

Observed annually , June 13 is National Sewing Machine Day.  This day honors the invention of the sewing machine.  It is hard to imagine having to sew things together by hand, stitch by stitch.
Skilled cabinet-maker and English inventor, Thomas Saint, received the first patent for a design of a sewing machine in 1790.  It was intended for leather and canvas, was never advertised and no evidence of it, other than his drawings, could be found.  In 1874, William Newton Wilson found Saint’s drawings in the London Patent Office, made adjustments and built a working model. The London Science Museum currently owns Wilson’s model. 
  • Walter Hunt invented the first American lockstitch sewing machine in 1832.
  • John Greenough patented the first sewing machine in the United States in 1842.
Industrial use of the sewing machine reduced the burden that was placed upon housewives, moving clothing production from them and seamstresses to large-scale factories. This also resulted in a decrease in production time which caused the price of clothing to drop considerably. Imagine when part of the expected tasks of the household were to make all clothing by hand - or hire a dressmaker to do it , if one had the means.

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The enjoyment & satisfaction when sitting down to sew never leaves me, I adore quilting as a hobby and count my blessings that is now my occupation.  I think I don't take for granted the luxury of having a machine to use, to sew and make quilts (and garments and home-dec  things too sometimes).   But I probably do take it for granted. I love doing hand work too but hope I never have to be without a sewing machine.  I even have a working treadle, so if I ever get thrown off the grid, I can still sew (Thanks Aunt Carol).

The old treadle machine waiting to be put into action.

 I know many local friends and quilters who are as passionate about quilt making as I am. I can never get enough, I am quite addicted and I am pretty sure it's  contagious.  Here is the scientific proof: Ben, my husband of 34 years, retired from a lifetime of building bridges and sky-scrapers is now an avid quilter and works full-time at Rocking Chair Quilts.

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Please leave a comment on this blog post below and tell me a little bit about you and your sewing machine., and you'll be entered to win this:

Quill by 3 Sisters Bundle : 2 YARDS & 2 CHARMS PRIZE BUNDLE 

This yummy fabric is  Quill by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics  . Winner will be chosen at random from all entries.   CLICK HERE  to read the rules and sew on and sew forth. 

This yummy fabric is Quill by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics . Winner will be chosen at random from all entries.  CLICK HERE to read the rules and sew on and sew forth. 

Give Away has ended :) Congrats to Constance W. !

 

Comment area is below, share  a little bit about you and your sewing machine., and you'll be entered to win. Here are some questions to get you started

  • What machine do you sew and quilt on?
  • Is is your first machine, your last (a dream machine you finally got)?
  • Is it borrowed, inherited, antique or brand spanking new?
  • What to you love about it (or maybe you are mad at your sewing machine today)?

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National Sew a Jelly Roll Day• SAVE THE DATE • September 16, 2017


Save the date: SEPTEMBER 16. 2017

F3


#projectjellyroll
Plan to visit Rocking Chair Qullts, in store & online to be a part of National Sew a Jelly Roll Day and to experience F3
Wait, what?
What is F3 ?
Wait a minute - that looks like math.
F3= fabric + fun + food

(OK, that still looks like math , but I think I like this kind of math) ☺ read on.........

Moda Fabrics / United Notions has designated the 3rd Saturday in September of every year as National Sew A Jelly Roll Day to encourage collectors to tear open a Moda Jelly Roll and make something for themselves, as a gift or for charity!  It can be a quilt or a tote bag, a pillowcase or something to wear, it doesn’t matter so long as we seize the day and celebrate the joy of being a maker. Share your day on social media with  #projectjellyroll . You might even win a prize!

Moda Fabrics / United Notions has designated the 3rd Saturday in September of every year as National Sew A Jelly Roll Day to encourage collectors to tear open a Moda Jelly Roll and make something for themselves, as a gift or for charity!  It can be a quilt or a tote bag, a pillowcase or something to wear, it doesn’t matter so long as we seize the day and celebrate the joy of being a maker. Share your day on social media with #projectjellyroll. You might even win a prize!

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ROCKINGCHAIRQUILTS.COM TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SEW A JELLY ROLL DAY:

 

September 16th, come and party with us @  the Rocking Chair Quilts storefront in Grant Park, Illinois.

  • Door Prizes
  • Free Jelly Roll Patterns -  courtesy of Moda Fabrics
  • $ave on Jelly Rolls  
  • Snacks

If you are not nearby we'll offer the same enjoyment for our online friends:

  • Jelly Roll Giveaways (your online version of door prizes ☺)
  • Free downloadable Jelly Roll patterns- courtesy of Moda Fabrics
  • $ave on Jelly Rolls  in our online store
  • Snacks. So....maybe we can't send a snack through the interwebs, but we will share our jelly roll day recipes with you .
  • Plan your own event! If you can't visit a local shop that has an event, make plans, shake it down , roll it up, play and sew with friends.
    • -start planning with Moda's free checklist (download it below)

FABRIC+ FUN + FOOD = HOO-RAY!


At this writing, National Jelly Roll Day is still about a month away - but thanks to the folks at Moda, you can start planning for your Jelly Roll Day with this handy checklist: 


Stay Tuned: We will be hosting these events and have Jelly Roll "Specials" in store and online. To find out when things get started in September:

Like us on Facebook, subscribe to this blog below or sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on when these fun activities begin.

Moda has a website dedicated to #projectjellyroll.  CLICK HERE to visit.  It is SO pretty!

 

Thanks for reading - I hope you make some plans to join us , or plan your own jolly jelly event .

*Share photos of all your jelly doings with #projectjellyroll ON SOCIAL MEDIA

(and you may even win a prize - PROVIDED by Moda Fabrics United Notions)

Not on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? You can email your pictures to me and I will share them for you. EMAIL me here: Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com

Until we blog again, Enjoy the Sew!®

-Carol


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#MODAFABRICS #AURIFILTHREAD Christmas in July Prize Bundle Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner Kathy C!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated.

HERE'S THE PRIZE BUNDLE: FAT QUARTER BUNDLE  OF SNOWFALL FABRICS BY MINICK & SIMPSON FOR MODA & AURIFIL THREADS


 “Don’t forget your mittens!”

Ooh what could be better on a hot summer afternoon than breaking open this festive bundle of holiday fabrics?  Get your summertime stitch on and get started on some holiday quilting projects. The Snowfall collection has a great holiday color palette - cool crisp blues,  fresh wintergreens, Christmas reds and creams captured  on fabric in snowflakes , candy canes, holly leaves and  happy dots.

And....... 3 BIg Beautiful spools of Aurifil thread to stitch it all together!  3210 Light Beige, 2250 Red, 2805 Light Turqoise

 

Like us on Facebook to be entered to win this prize. More ways to enter below. Subscribe to this blog- so you will know when a new giveaway begins.



This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner Kathy C!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated.

On Instagram?  You can enter there too:

This giveaway ended on Sunday, July 30th, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways and  sew on and sew forth CLICK HERE


 Thank you so much for reading this and being a part of our giveaway.

Until we blog again take time out to Enjoy the Sew!®- Carol

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#MODA FABRICS #AURIFIL Bright Day Fabric Bundle Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED, CONGRATULATIONS TO cAROL yATES! THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL WHO ENTERED, BE SURE TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AND SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG SO YOU WILL KNOW WHEN THE NEXT GIVEAWAY BEGINS.

Hello you beautiful bright bundle: 40 count fat quarters of Fiji Batiks from Moda Fabrics and 3 AURIFIL BIG SPOOLS of 50 wt MAKO COTTON MSRP $179.99 (yowsa)

Hello you beautiful bright bundle: 40 count fat quarters of Fiji Batiks from Moda Fabrics and 3 AURIFIL BIG SPOOLS of 50 wt MAKO COTTON MSRP $179.99 (yowsa)

We've had a fairly mild winter here, were we work and live at Rocking Chair Quilts. Not bitterly cold.  nor a great deal of snowfall, but I must say that the sunny days have been few and far between this season.

To brighten our moods and celebrate the sunny days that we do get to enjoy, we are hosting this giveaway of  a BRIGHT bundle of  Moda Fiji Batiks and AURIFIL threads.

Soon we'll be enjoying the early Spring and all the sunshine that  those days will bring.

While we wait for those bright days ahead, what could be better than busting open this colorful bundle and starting a cheerful quilt  (or two) ?

Leave a comment on this blog post to enter for a chance to win this prize .  You can submit even  MORE entries when you use the Raffle-copter widget (click inside the white box below).

This giveaway ends Friday, February 10th at 11:59 p.m. CST.

I ♥ AURIFIL

I ♥ MODA

To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways and  sew on and sew forth CLICK HERE

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED, CONGRATULATIONS TO CAROL YATES! THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL WHO ENTERED, BE SURE TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AND SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG SO YOU WILL KNOW WHEN THE NEXT GIVEAWAY BEGINS.

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 thank you so much for reading this and being a part of our giveaway.

Until we blog again take time out to Enjoy the Sew!®- Carol

 

 

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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 15 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 15 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS


  • VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  
  • THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT  WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST.
  • IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH THIRTEEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

  • QUILT-A-LONGS

  • GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES

  • TIPS & TUTORIALS

  • LOADS OF OTHER QUILTY FUN!

Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:

READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon. Central Time (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday  we have started fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the final week starts Monday DECEMBER 19 th  the LAST contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon.  AND THEN IT'S ALL DONE, sigh.

WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WEEKLY BLOCK PHOTO:

  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your block for you.

PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 14

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK FOURTEEN IS:

DIANNA EICKHORN

CONGRATULATIONS DIANNA !   YOU HAVE WON  A CHRISTMAS QUILT KIT , TITLED 'SUGAR',  IT IS FRIVOL #10, FEATURING THE COOKIE EXCHANGE FABRIC BY SWEETWATER FOR MODA FABRICS


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 15 : PAGODA HOUSE

BLOCK 15 PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK 15 PATTERN DOWNLOAD


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 15 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls of This and That Pattern Company • AND • A Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle to get you started playing with some of the sweet Christmas block patterns in the festive book

Share a photo of Block #15 with us by Sunday , December 18th, and we'll add your name to the drawing for this prize ☺


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

CLICK ON thIs picture to get your settiNg PaTTERN

CLICK ON thIs picture to get your settiNg PaTTERN

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.



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Thank you for reading! I have been enjoying the quilt a long immensely and wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone who has followed along - even if you haven't decided to share a picture - just knowing you're out there somewhere sewing along is also very gratifying .  We are just about finished with Be My Neighbor , The final Block #16 is slated to drop next week -  I hope some of you will  then share a photo of your finished quilt ( here or anyplace on Social Media )when you get them put together .

Happy Holidays!

 Carol

BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 14 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 14 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

#MODABEMYNEIGHBOR 
HEY NOW • hey now • HEY NOW
 Be My Neighbor Quilt-A-Long week 13-FLIPAGRAM
 


  • VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  
  • THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT  WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST.
  • IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH THIRTEEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

  • TO SEE PICTURES & NEWS OF:

  • QUILT-A-LONGS

  • GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES

  • TIPS & TUTORIALS

  • LOADS OF OTHER QUILTY FUN!


Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:

READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday we'll start fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the FIFTEENTH week starts Monday DECEMBER 12 th  a new contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon, and sew on and sew forth, until the neighborhood is completed at week 16.

WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WEEKLY BLOCK PHOTO:

  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your block for you.

PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 13

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK THIRTEEN IS:

debbie conner

CONGRATULATIONS debbie conner!   YOU HAVE WON  MINICK & SIMPSON'S'FAITHFUL' QUILT KIT AND YARDAGE FOR BACKING & BINDING FROM THE FEATURED COLLECTION. FRIVOL #2  FEATURES: •POLKA DOTS AND PAISLEYS FABRICS BY MINICK & SIMPSON•  


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 14 : BOAT

PATTERN  DOWNLOAD FOR BLOCK FOURTEEN

PATTERN  DOWNLOAD FOR BLOCK FOURTEEN


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

just in time for the holiday season : a christmas quilt kit , this is 'sugar', frivol #10, featuring the cookie exchange fabric by sweetwater for moda fabrics

Here's a picture of the quilt you can make with this cute kit that's packed in a decorative tin that matches the fabric inside!

Here's a picture of the quilt you can make with this cute kit that's packed in a decorative tin that matches the fabric inside!

GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 14) TO ME BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, AT 12 NOON , AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 14 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards


For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.

Only a couple of blocks to go and we'll have completed the Be My Neighbor Quilt A Long

Get your free pattern for Block 14  • get sewing  • then get a photo of your Block to me by Sunday and you could win a nice prize!

Thanks for reading, You can use the comments area below to comment, or if you have any questions.  

 


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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 13 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

• WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 13 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

 Photos of Block #12 shared by participants last week

 Photos of Block #12 shared by participants last week


  • VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  
  • THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT  WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST.
  • IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH ELEVEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

 
  • TO SEE PICTURES & NEWS OF:

  • QUILT-A-LONGS

  • GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES

  • TIPS & TUTORIALS

  • LOADS OF OTHER QUILTY FUN!


Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:


READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday we'll start fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When theFOURTEENTH week starts Monday DECEMBER 5th  a new contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon, and sew on and sew forth, until the neighborhood is completed

PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 12

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK TWELVE IS:

CHERYL PAYNE

CONGRATULATIONS CHERYL!   YOU HAVE WON A HAWTHORNE RIDGE  LAYER CAKE and yardage by jan patek from moda. 


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 13 : tower house

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCK #13

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCK #13



GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 13) TO ME BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE:   Minick & simpson's'Faithful' quilt kit and yardage for backing & binding from the featured collection. Frivol #2  features: •Polka Dots and Paisleys fabrics by Minick & Simpson•  


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 13 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.


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Now don't be daydreaming in your sewing room.  Get your free pattern  • get busy • then get a photo of your Block #13 to me by Sunday and you could win a nice prize!

Thanks for reading, You can use the comments area below to comment, or if you have any questions.  

I am looking forward to seeing your Block 13 pictures  - Carol


#AURIFIL THREAD SET GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate our all our wonderful customers and a new milestone number of LIKES on our Facebook fan page

this giveaway has ended congratulations to our winner, barb hodge!

The PRIZE • Aurifil Thread Set • Pat Sloan's-The Perfect Box Of Neutrals

Pat Sloan's-The Perfect Box Of Neutrals-12 BIG SPOOLS of MAKO Cotton 50Wt thread. MSRP $130.00 USD  Colors: 2390 - 2692 - 2312 - 2340 - 2370 - 2372 - 2360 - 2600 - 5021 - 5011 - 2610 - 1158

Pat Sloan's-The Perfect Box Of Neutrals-12 BIG SPOOLS of MAKO Cotton 50Wt thread. MSRP $130.00 USD  Colors: 2390 - 2692 - 2312 - 2340 - 2370 - 2372 - 2360 - 2600 - 5021 - 5011 - 2610 - 1158


You have until midnight CST on November 30th, 2016 to enter. 

Here all the ways you can enter:

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, BARB HODGE!

 

  1. Like Us on FACEBOOK 
  2. Enter at our FACEBOOK PAGE by  liking the post and tagging a friend in the comments section.
  3. Click the inside the white rafflecopter box below & enter up to 4 times there.
  4. Leave a comment on this blog post 

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, BARB HODGE!

 


To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways & sew on and sew forth  CLICK HERE

Leave a comment below, have fun and good luck to everyone! - Carol

thank you for supporting small business!


BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 12 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

• WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 12 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

   Photos of Block #11 shared by participants last week

   Photos of Block #11 shared by participants last week

VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT & SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH ELEVEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

  • TO SEE PICTURES & NEWS OF:

  • QUILT-A-LONGS

  • GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES

  • TIPS & TUTORIALS

  • LOADS OF OTHER QUILTY FUN!

Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:


READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday we'll start fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the THIRTEENTH week starts Monday NOVEMBER 28th  a new contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon, and sew on and sew forth, until the neighborhood is completed

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 11

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK ELEVEN IS:

BRIGITTE CAMMI

CONGRATULATIONS BRIGITTE!   YOU HAVE WOn a  STATE FLOWERSCAPE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE by Turn of the Centuries for MODA !


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 12 : patchwork place

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCK #12

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCK #12


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

Hawthorne Ridge by Jan Patek for Moda Fabrics Layer Cake and yardage!

GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 12) TO ME BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE:  Hawthorne Ridge layer cake and 2 1/2 yards of coordinating fabric.


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 12 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN


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Thank you for reading!  - Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or any problems getting your free patterns to download from our website.  - Carol Detloff


BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 11 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

• WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 11 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

                                                                                               Photos of Block #10 shared by participants last week

                                                                                               Photos of Block #10 shared by participants last week

VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT & SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH TEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

 

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

to see pictures & news of:

  • Quilt-A-Longs

  • Giveaways & Prizes

  • tips & tutorials

  • loads of other quilty fun!

Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:


READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday we'll start fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the ELEVENTH week starts Monday NOVEMBER 21st a new contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon, and sew on and sew forth, until the neighborhood is completed

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 10

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK TEN IS:

LESLIE GRIVICH

CONGRATULATIONS LESLIE!   YOU HAVE WON  THE MINI MARVELS BOOK, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE CHARM PACK. AND ASSORTMENT OF MODA MINI CHARMS. (please send us your mailing address and we'll get your prize shipped off to you asap


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 11 : MONDO CONDOs

quilt crossing.png
BLOCK ELEVEN PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK ELEVEN PATTERN DOWNLOAD


•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

STATE FLOWERSCAPE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE by Turn of the Centuries for MODA !

A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

In this collage you can see some of the prints in your prize fat quarter bundle

In this collage you can see some of the prints in your prize fat quarter bundle

STATE FLOWERSCAPE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE by Turn of the Centuries for MODA  Your prize Fat Quarter Bundle contains ten pieces- 9 Fat Quarters (18" x 22") one fat quarter of each print in the collection AND One map panel- Ivory 4700 11 (see picture)  the panel measures Approx. 22" x 44".


GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 11) TO ME BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE.  


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 11 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.

Current quilting project got your bored? Turn that frown upside down and join us while we quilt along with Moda Fabrics and build a nieghborhood  qult in the BE MY NEIGHBORHOOD QUILT-A-LONG!

Current quilting project got your bored? Turn that frown upside down and join us while we quilt along with Moda Fabrics and build a nieghborhood  qult in the BE MY NEIGHBORHOOD QUILT-A-LONG!

 
 
CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

Thank you for reading! Please share your photos and your thoughts - Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or any problems getting your free patterns to download from our website.  - Carol Detloff


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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 9 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR #QUILTMARKET

• WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 9 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

I AM BLOGGIN' AT YOU FROM THE INTERNATIONAL QUILT MARKET IN HOUSTON TEXAS!  I AM MORE THAN JUST A LITTLE DISTRACTED BY ALL THE BEAUTY AND ACTIVITY THAT HAPPENS @ QUILT MARKET- SO PLEASE, LET ME KNOW IF I POSTED ANYTHING UPSIDE DOWN OR BACKWARDS. ☺ 

VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT & SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH EIGHT YET, CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS:


Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:


READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday we'll start fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the TENTH week starts Monday NOVEMBER 7th a new contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon, and sew on and sew forth, until the neighborhood is completed.

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WEEKLY BLOCK PHOTO:

  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your block for you.

PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 8

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK EIGHT IS:

AMY EASTER

CONGRATULATIONS AMY!   you have won  our halloween bundle: 12 HAlloween fat quarters and just treats no tricks BOOK 


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 9 : Italianate Revival

BLOCK NINE PATTERN DOWNLOAD

BLOCK NINE PATTERN DOWNLOAD


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE TO OFFER.  READ ON:


GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 9) TO ME BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE.  


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 9 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.

Get your FREE pattern, get your needle threaded and get sewing! I am looking forward to seeing all of the Be My Neighbor blocks this week! - Carol

Get your FREE pattern, get your needle threaded and get sewing! I am looking forward to seeing all of the Be My Neighbor blocks this week! - Carol


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