maandag 16 januari 2012

A Wringer Washer Giveaway





This is Loft Creations' newest pattern, designed by Stephanie. A very fun quilt to make and what I liked most about it is the dark background used in the border blocks and using the same block design  for the middle piece as for the border, but than in two different sizes. I quilted with golden thread, which gives a nice effect, but cost me 4 machine needles ...
Please head over to Loft Creations, to admire Stephanie's beautiful version and the story behind this pattern!

Dit is Loft Creations nieuwste patroon, ontworpen door Stephanie. Een heel leuke quilt om te maken en wat ik zo leuk vond aan deze quilt is de donkere achtergrond die in de border gebruikt wordt en het gebruik van hetzelfde blok voor zowel het middenstuk als de border, maar dan in twee verschillende groottes. Ik heb de quilt met gouddraad doorgequilt. Geeft wel een leuk effect, maar heeft me 4 naalden gekost ...
Op Stephanies blog kun je haar heldere versie bewonderen en het verhaal achter dit patroon.



Big block


Small blocks 



I was lucky the weather was so sunny. Makes the quilt even more beautiful!
Gelukkig schijnt de zon heerlijk vandaag. Dat maakt de quilt nog mooier!


Stephanie is so kind to give away a copy of her newest pattern. If you want a chance to win, please leave a comment and if possible tell me if you have any tips when machine quilting with golden thread. I will let you know who the winner is on Wednesday.

Stepanie is zo aardig om een kopie van haar nieuwste patroon weg te geven. Als je wilt winnen, laat dan een comment achter en misschien kun je me een tip geven voor het doorquilten met gouddraad op de machine. Op woensdag zal ik de winnaar bekend maken. 


"The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing."
- Albert Einstein - 

39 opmerkingen:

sheddy zei

Love the quilt. I never use golden thread since I'm not very experienced with machine quilting.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) zei

Beautiful quilt! I love when a simple design makes such a stunning finished quilt. I've never worked with golden thread so no help here.

Joan zei

Such a lovely quilt! Sorry, I have never used golden thread. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

heleen zei

Mooie quilt. Ik kan je geen advies geven over het gouddraad. Ik quilt pas een klein jaar door op de machine maar weet niet hoe dat garen zal reageren. Het lijkt me trouwens dat het een heel mooi effect zal geven.

Lynn zei

Beautiful quilt, It really is a terrific pattern, so many possibilities. I love the fabrics you'v used in this. I tried a few years ago to use golden thread and found it difficult, so I took what I quilted out and used plain thread. I wonder if I should have played with the tension a little bit.

Solstitches zei

I love Stephanie's designs and this one is another winner.
I love your version of the little quilt - very pretty.
I have no idea what golden thread is I'm afraid unless you mean metallic thread of some kind?
Margaret

paulette zei

All I know is that when you use metallic thread you need a metallic needle...love the way you have quilted this little beauty!! I would love to win the pattern...thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Sheila zei

What a lovely quilt.
I have never quilted with metallic thread, but like the person above me - know you are supposed to use a special needle.
I even have one in my stash - so maybe, if I win this pattern, is the time to try it :)

Nancy zei

Lovely!! The quilting is beautiful...I have never used anything except cotton to machine quilt so am no help to you with the Golden Thread!

pam zei

I am not an experienced machine quilter either. I hope someone can give you a tip on using the thread.

Beautiful quilt. Both versions are great.
pam

Tracy zei

Sooo pretty, Simone! I always love your choice of fabrics/prints--you have such a great eye for pairing colors. I've not quilting by machine with metallic threads before, but have heard they are not easy to use...as us experienced. Hope someone may know of a solution. Thank you for the fun giveaway... please count me in. And thanks for joining the fun at my place today. ;o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

Barbara zei

I really like your quilt - I ~love~ how you quilted it !

thanks for the give-away for ANOTHER of Stephanie's beautiful creations

Carrie P. zei

Love your version.
I don't have any tips for the thread. I don't think I would try to use it myself. I am a chicken when it comes to specialty threads.
Please don't enter me in the giveaway. I have the pattern already. Just wanted to see yours.

Grethe zei

Your quilt there has come out very nice indeed.Love the specific pattern from Stephanie! Love your double pinwheel bits in the earlier post as well.
My friend does the machine quilting with metalic threads in big loops, think she uses the regular thread in the bobbin.(away on holiday at the moment,so I can`t ask her). Looking forward to seeing your result:-)

Marion B. zei

Hoi Simone, de quilt is prachtig en over quilten met gouddraad........ Een borduurnaald met groot oog, ik geloof dat ik een 'steppen naald' gebruikte. Ik zal eens kijken of ik er nog één kan vinden, dan weet ik precies hoe het heet. Ik deed de spanning losser, zowel boven als onder, had daar een extra spoelhuisje voor gekocht. Ik geloof dat dat het wel was. En natuurlijk rustig bewegen en veel steken maken zodat de draad je naald niet krom trekt. Het één of andere merk garen scheelt ook. Madeira naait mooier als gutermann bijvoorbeeld. Ik zal er nog eens in duiken want ik heb dat soort werk heel veel gedaan op jasjes en sjaals en verkocht dus de kwaliteit van het stiksel was goed. Een heel verhaal en ik hoop dat je er wat aan hebt.. Maar anders vraag je maar :-)

Dolores zei

You persevered with the gold thread. Sorry, but I have no tips. I didn't like it when I hand quilted with it last month. You did a wonderful job with the quilt.

Linda zei

Gorgeous, Simome!!!! I love everything about it...the pattern, your choice of fabric and your quilting!!!! Did you use a metallic thread? They are super fussy. When I used it on my sewing machine, I had to use a large needle, cotton in the bobbin and really loosen the top tension. Have you tried Glide thread? It gives you the look of metallic but is a dream to work with.

Sandy zei

I love Stephanie's patterns. This one is really sweet! Would love to win it, thanks for the chance.

Candace zei

I love your version of Wringer Washer, Simone! (I just finished a quilt with the same adorable fabric). It's the perfect holiday table toppper! I'm so glad you've joined the Supreme's!
Cheers!

Cattinka zei

Liebe Simone,
mir gefällt Dein kleiner Quilt und das Quilten mit Gold sieht sehr edel aus. Ich kann Dir dazu leider keine Tipps geben weil ich das selbst noch nie versucht habe. Beim Sticken nehm ich aber bei metallischen Garnen extra Metallic Nadeln, vielleicht kannst Du das ja mal versuchen.
LG
KATRIN W.

Herzblatt zei

Dein Quilt sieht super toll aus.....Sehr wertvoll mit Goldfäden!! Und Gold fordert eben seine Opfer....Und wenn es nur Nadeln sind..*lol*...
GLG
Iris

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts zei

Beautiful! Use a large eye needle with metallic thread and it has to feed off of the spool from a vertical thread holder, I also decrease my tension a little. Thanks for the chance to win this great pattern!

Ulla zei

Your version is really cute, I like the fabrics and the colours.
I have just only now read about special needles for metallic thread, they have a bigger eye and a groove for the thread. I had already sworn I never use such thread again, but with the special needle I'm ready to try.

O'faigh zei

Hi Simone, love a chance to win the pattern for the gorgeous quilt.I am currently re learning machine quilting.....I was told to use normal thread in the bobbin....never used golden needles...Hugs O'faigh

Peg - Happy In Quilting zei

Gorgeous quilt...

Ramona zei

I really like your version of the wringer washer. I love the colors. I have never used metallic thread in quilting so I can't help you there. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sew Useful Designs zei

Hi Simone!

Another wonderful pattern by our lovely Stephanie! Just love your version! As for the gold thread - did you use a 'metallic' needle in your sewing machine? I've always found shiny threads difficult to sew with. The only other thing I can suggest is to try using a different brand, but I can't think of one to recommend, hopefully someone else has some good tricks up their sleeve!

Love seeing what you create Simone!

Hugs in abundance!
Vikki xoxoox
ps. Another GREAT quote!!!!

Handmade by Mai zei

Je hebt alweer een leuk quiltje gemaakt,Stephanie heeft weer een leuke quilt ontworpen. Apart die gouden draad, dat wil ik wel eens van dichterbij zien.

Cybele's patch zei

Wat een mooi quiltje. Mag ik het in het echt zien?
Tip voor gouddraad: hiervoor zijn speciale naalden te koop. Metallic naalden hebben een groter oog waardoor de draad makkelijk glijdt. Ook de bovenspanning wat losser zetten en langzaam naaien.
In english: metallic thread needs a special metallic needle with a bigger hole that allowes the thread to run smoothly. Tension also needs to be loosened a little.
PS Ik mail je vanavond nog.

Daniëlle zei

Wat een prachtig quiltje is het geworden! Oeps, gouddraad, zou zo gauw geen oplossing weten, heb er zelf nog nooit mee gewerkt. Maar er zal vast een advies bijzitten! Mooie avond, liefs, Daniëlle

gill zei

A great quilt! I would love to win a pattern!
I have never quilted with gold thread but I am interested to hear how anyone gets on!

Stephanie zei

Gorgeous! I love Stephanie's designs. Thanks for sharing!

barb's creations zei

Love your quilt,I have yet to try quilting my own quilts so I can't offer any helpful suggestions.All the best in finding a soloution to your needle problem :) Barb.

hetty zei

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the fabrics you used. I have never used gold thread for machine quilting, so I have no suggestions.

Kiwifruit-Shiree zei

love this quilt Simone - however whilst I have heard of Golden Threads I have not actually used them

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) zei

Lieve Simone,
You've done a wonderful job and I admire your persevernce with the gold thread. I've even found stitching by hand with it difficult at times, though its the thread rather than the needles that break.
Love your choice of fabric too :)
Hugs, Sharon

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Hi Simone...boy am I way behind...JoJo just went back to her programme...Ryan is here for a week, phew!!! Sorry no tips on quilting with gold thread, but I do find it a bit hard to stitch with...Your quilt is gorgeous and the colours are perfect...ar bucin, Dzintra xoxox

KMSC zei

I love Stephanie's new pattern. It would be a great way to use up some scraps. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern.

Anoniem zei

ga zo door Gerrie

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