Monday, February 14, 2011

A Finish + A Winner!

Second finish of 2011: My Fall Equinox quilt. I made the top as part of the Fat Quarterly quilt-along last year. I finished the top on the day of the Fall Equinox, so what better name for it? And now here it is, completed well before the spring equinox. : ) (Small victories, small victories.) The fabric is Wildwood by Erin McMorris, along with a smattering of Moda Bella Solids (Willow, Celery, Clover, Baby Yellow, Goldenrod, and Golden Wheat).

The back is a random collection of some Wildwood yardage that I had on hand, plus an attempt to echo the pattern on the front. And finally, the quilting is the easy wavy-line quilting which I learned about from the quilt-along, and I've raved about it here and here.

And I realized that all the green in this quilt matches my family room wall color, so I finally have a cuddly couch quilt that matches my decor.

And finally, what you're really here for: The giveaway winner! The winner of the Wonderland fat-eighths is ... #64, Heather! Heather said:
"I'm fairly new to quilting, but I have always been drawn to the quirky Alexander Henry stuff (especially if there are birds involved), and a line called Boutique by Chez Moi. So girly (unlike myself!)"
But guess what? Heather is a no-reply blogger. All comments made on my blog are automatically emailed to me, and if you have the correct settings in your Blogger profile, your email address comes with it, allowing me to reply directly to you via email. If your settings aren't correct, you are a no-reply blogger, and I have no way of contacting you. So Heather, please email me by noon tomorrow to claim your prize, or I will have to draw another winner.
And while we're on the subject, I enjoy replying to the comments made on my blog—I can't always reply to them all, but I usually spend time at least once a week replying to comments. So if you haven't received any replies to your comments on my blog or on others, that probably means you're a no-reply blogger. Here's how to fix it, if you're so inclined:
  1. In, click on Dashboard.
  2. Select Edit Profile.
  3. Check the box for "Show my Email Address."
  4. Save changes.
How easy is that? Happy Valentine's Day, bloggy peeps! I love you all. : )

P.S. Linking up to Sew Modern Monday. Go check it out, it's one of my favorite linkies.


  1. I love what you did with the back of that quilt! It looks fantastic.

  2. It's a wonderful quilt! I love the straight line quilting you did.

  3. this is a beautiful quilt, and the back is amazing as well.

  4. It's a beautiful quilt!!! It's always a great feeling to finish.

  5. The quilt turned out beautifully! Love the back too. I tend to stick with one fabric for backing, but this looks great!

  6. Oh that quilt looks delicious! I love the colors you used, and the back is great! I love pieced backs on quilts, it just really completes it. Great job!

  7. Love the colors in that quilt! So appropriately named too. But more importantly... I am in love with the beadboard/wainscotting in the background. It's one of my ultimate weaknesses, but it just doesn't fit with my house! So jealous!

  8. I love the colors of this quilt. It came together so nicely. Love the quilting too.

  9. Hello Lee! Your new quilt is sooo beautiful! I love the colours and it looks really perfect with your armchair! The pattern is nice and simple!
    Congratulations to the winner!
    I have wordpress and propably that problem with no-replies and I didn't know it! I hope I have managed to fix it now. Thank you for advices!
    Happy Valentine's day! Teje

  10. Oh, Lee, this quilt looks lovely, what a great job!!! I love the way you pieced the back together. :)

  11. What a lovely, lovely quilt. I love seeing such a simple pattern turned special with a great color palette.

    And thanks for advice on the no reply. I'll try to do the same on my blog too. Drives me nuts when I want to respond to a comment and I can't!

  12. Beautiful quilt and I love the little stamps on the back, too!

    For a moment I thought I was the "Heather" who won that gorgeous fabric, me being a newish quilter, too. Not so.

    Congratulations "other Heather". I hope you reply quickly enough to claim such great winnings.

  13. What an awesome quilt! I bet it is such a relief to finish it! It's so wonderful. Congratulations to Heather, I hope she sees your post and replies back!

  14. Fabulous quilt! The quilting is so impressive too. Love the straight lines!

  15. Love that quilt! The backing is so cool too. I always get in a rush and skip out on the fabulous backing. I really need to stop doing that!

  16. Gorgeous quilt! Now I have something else to add to my to-do list :D

  17. It's reversible! The back is as awesome as the front! And I really love the name. (Is it wrong of me to hope your no-reply winner doesn't contact you and I get another chance at the Wonderland?)

  18. Great quilt! The solids mix really nicely in there.

    By the way, can you reply back to mine by email? I had someone tell me they can't and I have the email option checked. Hmmmm... I hope you can because I don't know what else to check!

  19. beautiful! (and it reminds me to finish mine too...)

    I love yours! :)

  20. Thank you for raving! I've been looking for the original post on this type of quilting for the last week. I tried Google, Bing, and random blog addresses ---- I knew I had stumbled upon it somewhere, but for the life of me I couldn't remember where. *grin* Doing the happy dance!

  21. Beautiful quilt! It looks wonderful in that room.

  22. It's such a splendid quilt and I love the back! How do you get the back straight with the front so that the pieced strips run parallel with the edge?! No matter how hard I try mine are always slightly off but yours looks perfect!

  23. I love your pieced back! The whole thing looks great! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday! :)

  24. Your quilt is amazing!!! I love the colors! So unique and gorgeous!

  25. I love this quilt and I love the wavy line quilting.
    I have tried this with my machine and I can't get it to do it. It just makes a wider zig zag. I have an Elna so I don't know if I am not setting it right or what the problem is. I give up.

  26. Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!
    I would love to start quilting but I just haven't made the time for it!

    Thank you for posting the 'no-reply blogger' info.
    I had a give away awhile back asking commentors to leave their info and alot of the 'anon-no-reply bloggers' didn't.
    If you don't mind I'd like to use your 'How-to' paragraph on my next Giveaway post?

    Once again! Beautiful Quilts!!

  27. Thanks for the no -blogger tip! I checked and sure enough mine was turned off-so now its on in case I ever need to be contacted!!

  28. Thanks so much for explaining what a "no-reply blogger" is because I WAS one and didn't know how to fix it! I too just had a give away and the winner is a no-reply and I have not been able to contact her!

  29. Thanks very much for your post. I just had a comment on my blog "Did you know you were a no-reply blogger?" Yikes, I didn't even know what it meant but it sounded awful. Anyway I was able to fix it easily with your help. Great advice!

  30. I have tried to fix being a no reply blogger four times now and got a message today from an online buddy (whose blog I had commented on yesterday) saying that I am a no reply blogger. I don't know what to do. From where I am sitting it looks like the problem is fixed but others tell me it isn't. Funnily enough, when I google solutions most of them come from quilting blogs LOL Lovely quilt by the way :)


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