Friday, April 25, 2014

Warp and Weft Lotta Jansdotter Challenge and a giveaway!


I am the newest member of the Warp and Weft Sewing Society, and as it would happen, my first project is also a challenge!  Esmari, the lovely proprietor of Warp and Weft, had the great idea to send us all a bundle of 6 fat quarters from Lotta Jansdotter's line Mormor and Sylvia.  She challenged all of us to make something inspired by spring.


I had to make a quilt.  Esmari made a quilt, Sherri made gorgeous tote bags, Carla made a bounty of pouches and bags, Shannon made a baby quilt and a sweet tunic for her daughter.  Cynthia and Lysa are still to come!  I used almost every bit of the 6 fat quarters along with Kona white to make a bright and crisp quilt, perfect for changing up the decor in your living room in time for spring or for snuggling under while out on the deck on a cool spring evening.  I made a variation of a log cabin block, set on point, and then spaced them out with white blocks.  I added a few strips of the leftover fabric to some of the white blocks and then finished it all off with a black and white striped binding.  I had the crazy idea that I should quilt it on the diagonal.  Somebody remind me next time how much of a pain it is to quilt on the diagonal on a big quilt!  Anyway, it turned out just the way I imagined it.  And just for the record, the quilting lines are about an inch apart and I used Aurifil 50 wt in white.


 Quilt Stats
Name:  A Whole "Lotta" Spring
Design:  log cabin on point, mine
Size:  66" by 66"
Fabric: selected fat quarters from Lotta Jandotter's Mormor and Sylvia  
Binding:  Clown Stripe in white, Timeless Treasures
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white








Fabric Giveaway
Enter to win 12 Fat Quaters from Lotta Jansdotter’s latest collection Mormor and  Sylvia, generously provided by Warp & Weft.  Thanks Esmari!
In order to enter this Giveaway please follow the Rafflecopter instructions and leave a comment on this post.
You can enter 7 times in total by leaving a comment on each participating blogger’s Lotta Jansdotter Challenge post.
The winner will be announced April 28. Good luck!
Blog Hop Schedule
Esmari – Warp & Weft:  April 21
Sherri – Thread Riding Hood:  April 22
Carla – My ½ Dozen Daily:  April 23
Shannon  - The Finished Garment:  April 24
Cathy – Blueberry Patch:  April 25 Oh, that is me!
Cynthia – cynthiaf:  April 26
Lysa – Lysa Flower:  April 27
My bundle... from the top Mormor:  Little Bloomster in Mist, Pilvi in Sky, Emerald Solid, Tassel in Rubine and from Sylvia, Black Tav and finally from Mormor, Little Bloomster in Emerald.

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84 comments:

  1. All your work was worth it, it's gorgeous!

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  2. I really love the blocks on point & your quilting on the diagonal - one of those difficult choices that are a pain to do but so worth it! It's such a beautiful, modern take on the log cabin - I'd love to make one just like this.

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  3. Love the colors and the simple blocks!

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  4. Using a lot of white makes the colours pop. I also love your play on Lotta's name and the name of your quilt!

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  5. Fabulous!
    I love the colours!!

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  6. Oh wow, Cathy, your quilt is so stunning!! The clown stripe binding is perfect! I wish I could lie on your quilt on the green grass in the sun today with a cup of tea and a great book!

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  7. I just love the way you laid out your blocks, the random stripes look really effective!

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  8. I love how the pink, green, and black pop off of the whites and the overall balance of the quilt. Very Pretty!

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  9. it looks so simple, but so gorgeous!

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  10. Quilting that long center diagonal must have been a struggle, but the diagonal quilting is stunning. I'm going to have to try that…..on a small quilt!
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  11. So amazing! I love love love this. I'm so impressed that it is quilted on the diagonal. I can only imagine how difficult that would be. Just beautiful. And your photos... wow. Very, very nice! Sherri | Thread Riding Hood

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  12. I love the movement in this piece. The texture of the quilting is so pretty. I've been inspired by you ladies, no more stitch in the ditch for this gal!!!!!

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  13. I love the bright happy colors of this fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. I like the colors and how it is more quiet overall with all of the white.

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  15. I love your quilt. You are very talented. Thanks!

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  16. I love the low volume freshness of your quilt! It just looks peaceful and calm!

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  17. It's beautiful and so happy and springy, perfection!!

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  18. I love how you turned the blocks on point, it truly makes your quilt so fantastic and brings out the playfulness of the fabric.

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  19. Oh wow!!! This is just GORGEOUS!! You blew this challenge out of the water!! :)

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  20. This quilt is lovely. I'm so glad that Alex Veronelli shared it on Facebook.

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  21. I love the colors and simplicity of the quilt.

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  22. I love the colors and texture.
    Shawn

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  23. I love your variation on the log cabin. It has a lovely fresh simplicity to it.

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  24. You did a beautiful job! Love the quilt and the colors!

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  25. Gorgeous quilt with such great colors! And I LOVE the name - too cute!

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  26. wow, your grass is so nice and green already... We're still brown over here.
    Love what you've done with the fabric. Looks very bright and much like spring.

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  27. love it! the blocks on point look lovely!

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  28. Wow... feels fresh and clean and you got lucky taking a picture outside without any rain!

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  29. Please tell me you didn't start it this week and it is already done and quilted and binded?!! You had the bundle of fabric before hand, right? Great choice of block. It is very airy, very nice. Lovely!

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  30. I love your quilting on this. Would love to win the bundle.

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  31. I love the colors and the light, fresh feel!

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  32. I like the minimalist nature.

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  33. Your quilt is so beautiful and fresh! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  34. I really like that the blocks are on point. I also like the straight quilting. The white background looks so refreshing.

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  35. The quilt is great. I love the setting.

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  36. I love modern quilts and yours is absolutely stunning!

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  37. Your quilt is awesome. the white contrasts with the colors and makes them stand out so well.

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  38. Beautiful, as all your quilts are Cathy.

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  39. Beautiful, as all your quilts are Cathy.

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  40. Love the contrast on your quilt. All the white really makes the colors easy to see.

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  41. So enjoyed seeing such creative machine quilting - my personal challenge and I'm so nervous to do!

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  42. Loooove your quilt!! Very Beautiful!!

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  43. Your quilt does have a lovely fresh spring feel and I like your diagonal quilting!

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  44. Beautiful use of the fabrics.

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  45. Great job and I love your photos!!! Nothing like a weathered she'd for gorgeous quilt pix!

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  46. Love the quilt and its clever name. Definitely taken with the "partial" blocks at the outer edges.

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  47. This is just wonderful! I love the pattern and the way you arrange the colors.

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  48. I like the asymmetry and fabric placement: gorgeous quilt!

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  49. This is gorgeous, I love the use of the colours and thanks for telling us about the thread too.

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  50. Your quilt and talent are amazing!

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  51. Your quilt layout is fantastic!!!! Love this!!!

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  52. Your quilt is a whole "Lotta" fun!

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  53. Beautiful quilt! Quite amazing!

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  54. Le sigh! It's beautiful and your straight-line quilting is to die for!

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  55. I love that the fabrics are so versatile. They can be mixed with about anything!

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  56. I love the clean lines of this quilt!

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  57. Great colors! Very clean and crisp look to it. Nice work! -Brittany

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  58. Another lovely quilt Cathy. I have some of the black and whites to that line. Would love some more
    ; )

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  59. Springy and crisp and white! All your quilts are so lovely.

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  60. Really neat quilt Cathy. I love how the light fabrics disappear into the background.

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  61. I like the fresh, light-hearted look of your quilt. You covered a lot of territory with just a few FQs! The whole Mormor line is appealing to me.

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  62. Very nice! I'm impressed with the number of quilts you can pump out, considering you have a full-time job as well!

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  63. Gorgeous as always, Glad you managed to get a photo in the sun, not all our rain.

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  64. Gorgeous work, and I love the fabric too! (having trouble getting my comment to publish, hopefully this time)! I love the way you've displayed your quilt too, it looks so good against the wood.

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  65. Lovely, crisp quilt! Perfect for the changing light, and your design reminds me of a trellis waiting for the flowers to climb!

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  66. I love all of the white negative space and the quilting

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  67. good to know about the diagonal! i wouldn't have thought of that until it was too late for sure.

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  68. Neat quilt....I like how the blocks at the edges fade out but are still present.

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  69. Love all the white, with the strips of colors! Great quilting, an inspiration!!!!!

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