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

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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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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........

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

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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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Got Cake?

Introducing Cake Mix Recipe Papers from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company

What's all the hub-bub about cake?  Well it's cake after all (my favorite is chocolate with chocolate frosting ☺) .  but  because it's January I am trying to make some lower calorie/better calorie choices for my daily indulgence........when  -  HELLO ! - along comes quilting genius Carrie Nelson with a calorie free solution for me.  

Deeply satisfying, certainly an indulgence, I can partake as often as I wish and never have to log a single calorie in my smartphone's fitness app.

Carrie's brand new CAKE MIX RECIPES have just arrived here at Rocking Chair Quilts!

So what is a Cake Mix?  It’s a 10″ x 10″ pad of triangle paper sized for using with Layer Cakes. There are 45 sheets in each pad – one for each piece of fabric in a Layer Cake plus a few extras for “testing”.  (click on the Cake Mix images below to see more details for each)

*Recipes?  There are four different grids so there are 4 different recipes.  Two of the recipes make two different sizes of half-triangle squares from the same paper, and the remaining two recipes make a single size half-triangle square on each sheet.

Each recipe pad includes at least four block options for the HTSs made with that recipe grid.  There is also information on simple settings and layouts, and how big the quilts would be.

The specifics about each Cake Mix are:

  • Recipe 1 – 4″ and 8″ finished
  • Recipe 2– 2 1/4″ and 4 1/2″ finished.
  • Recipe 3 – 2″ finished
  • Recipe 4 – 4″ and/or 3 3/4″ finished

The number of recipe cards required to make a block varies – it depends on the block and the recipe.…  it’s kind of like how many slices of cake you can get from a 9″ square cake.  It all depends on how you cut it – squares or rectangles – and how big the pieces are.

Each Cake Mix pad includes a quote from Julia Child.  My favorite is – "A party without cake is just a meeting."   Layer Cakes and Cake Mixes.*

*this text  has been excerpted from Carrie Nelson's BLOG post on the Moda Cutting Table Blog.
 

Here is Carrie's Video Demo of her Cake Mix 2 Recipe:

 
 

Just to get your thinker thinking, here is a collage of the quilts the crew over at Moda have been making..  We are working on some cake mix quilts here at the shop and hope to add our photos here too.   (A click on each picture will enlarge it)

Thanks Carrie! Miss Rosie's Quilt Company's designs and patterns are always on the top of our list. 

Thanks to all of you who are reading this  post - if you are dreaming of making a cake mix quilt, and your dream becomes a REAL quilt we would love to see your photos too.

WAYS TO SHARE a photo of your cake mix quilt with us:

  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • 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
  • send your photo in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your quilt for you.

 

  • Please use the comments area below for comments and questions
 

Until we blog again - 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 7 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 7

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

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


Photo Share of Block No. Six

Photo Share of Block No. Six

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 SIX, CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS:

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCKS ONE THROUGH SIX

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCKS ONE THROUGH SIX


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 Eighth week starts Monday OCTOBER 24th 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 6

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK six IS SHARON TATE.

CONGRATULATIONS SHARON!   WE WILL GET YOUR SILVER LININGS LAYER CAKE, SOUTHERN EXPOSURE CHARM PACK AND AURIFIL THREADS SENT OFF TO YOU JUST AS SOON AS WE GET YOUR MAILING INFO.


LET THE CONSTRUCTION BEGIN- HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 7 : windMILL HOUSE 

 
 
PATTERN DOWNLOAD  - BLOCK 7

PATTERN DOWNLOAD  - BLOCK 7


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


•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

 

Please share a photo of your Be My Neighbor Block 7 with  me,  I will enter your name in a drawing for the prize for this week:

MODA BAKE SHOP'S SWEET CELEBRATIONS BOOK & WINDERMERE JELLY ROLL


GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 7) TO ME BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, AT 12 NOON AND YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE.  


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 7 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS


Be My Neighbor Quilt finishes to 68"  x 84 1/2".  CLICK ON the BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT picture (above)  TO DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN.     Moda has rendered the pattern downloads "the blueprints" for you in gray-scale to allow everyone to color their neighborhood using a wide variety of fabric and color choices. 

Be My Neighbor Quilt finishes to 68"  x 84 1/2".

CLICK ON the BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT picture (above) TO DOWNLOAD THE SETTING PATTERN.

  Moda has rendered the pattern downloads "the blueprints" for you in gray-scale to allow everyone to color their neighborhood using a wide variety of fabric and color choices. 

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 quilting crown on and get sewing. I am looking forward to seeing all of  your Be My Neighbor Block No. 7s - Carol

Get your quilting crown on and get sewing. I am looking forward to seeing all of  your Be My Neighbor Block No. 7s - Carol


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BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

Be My Neighbor Quilt - A- Long with Moda and Rocking Chair Quilts #modabemyneighbor is underway . Visit the blog @ Rocking Chair Quilts each Monday to get your free pattern and sew along with us.

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#moda #aurifil Merry Merry Month of May Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Jane O. of GA!

Thank you to everyone for your comments and entries.  Subscribe to our blog or like our Facebook page if you want to be notified when a new Giveaway begins

OK Let's Go!

Time for another giveaway:

The excitement is building here at Rocking Chair Quilts as Christmas fabric is starting to arrive. To celebrate here's a Moda GIVEAWAY! 
We are giving away a fun prize bundle of Sweetwater's 'The Cookie Exchange' collection to one lucky winner!

This Prize Bundle includes a quilt kit , Frivol #10, SUGAR -beautifully packaged in a collectible tin, & the fabrics you need for border, binding and backing for your Sugar Quilt, and to make it even SWEETER- 3 spools of Aurifll Thread to match.(MSR Value $104.50) Woot!

We will be randomly selecting the winner next Saturday, May 7th at 3:00pm CST Good luck to everyone 

 

Sew may ways to enter!

  • Enter at our FACEBOOK PAGE by  liking the post and tagging a friend in the comments section.
  • Click the rafflecopter box below in this blog post and enter up to 3 tiimes there.
  • Leave a comment on this blog post 

 

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Jane O. of GA!

To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways and  yada yada CLICK HERE

#modasamplershuffle Sampler Scramble Contest at RockingChairQuilts.com

this contest is over - congratulations to diana metz , our winner!

Congratulations Diana! Your quilt entry has received the most votes. You have won the Sampler Scramble contest. 2nd place was Wendy's quilt and 3rd went to Viola.  Thanks to everyone who entered a quilt and to all those who cast a vote!

Read more details about the Sampler Scramble Contest CLICK HERE 

Entrants had until March 1st, 2016 to submit their Sampler Shuffle Quilt photos that are set together with their ORIGINAL setting design.

Please use the comment area below to vote for your favorite quilt. You can also vote by 'LIKING'  the quilt photo on our FACEBOOK PAGE.  These quilters all played along during the 10 weeks of #ModaSamplerShuffle and then entered our contest because they EACH created their own quilt layout designs for the 30 shuffle blocks .  They all did a mighty fine job don't you think so? Thank you for coming to this blogpost and please take a moment to vote for your favorite of the 4 entries - Carol