(ok, I lied. I took a nap, fed the kids, and signed George up for swimming lessons first. But now that they're all sleeping off their jetlag.. I finally have a minute to myself~)
Have you ever seen a DWR quilt in person? For some reason, every time someone pulls one out at a guild show-n-tell it leaves a deep impression on me. They always elicit a great response from the crowd.. oohs and ahs. The curves! the tiny pieces! the CURVES!
All the details and instructions for entering can be found here. There are categories suited for every quilter, and there are PRIZES! And while I've got a good 10 quilts I should be making, and another 5 I want to make, I'm really tempted to jump in here..
I do own one DWR.. it is hanging in my sewing room. Here, have another look:
The generous people at Simplicity have sent me a set of Darlene Zimmerman's EZ quilting DWR templates to give away to one lucky reader. Please leave a comment on this post telling me how you feel about curves-- in quilting, in life, in nature, in design.. (and give it some thought, more than just "Oh, I love them!"). I'll choose a winner on Sunday. (Domestic and International entries welcome~)
So are you ready to start your Challenge entries? Here's a bit of information from the NYC Mod Guild site:
This is a challenge FOR EVERYONE, All quilters… of any style from Anywhere! This is an international challenge.
SMALL: ONE RING! Easy! size: under 20″ or smaller… This is a great way to play and learn your curves, and try your own version of making this fun design!
TRADITIONAL: 4 rings or larger… Make the traditional double wedding pattern by using the template and your choice of fabrics…not straying to far from the traditional style. Four rings or larger for this category… must have three layers and bound.
MODERN: 4 rings or larger… ANYTHING GOES! How can you interpret the double wedding ring, put a MODERN spin on a traditional design? Piece it, applique, fuse, whole cloth? Possibilities are ENDLESS!!! No rules other then, it must have three layers and bound.You don’t need to use Darlene’s Double Wedding Ring templates to enter, but we’d sure like it if you did! Any double Wedding ring template will work.
EZ Double Wedding ring challenge and single arc is available at www.simplicity.com or at your local store. You do not have to use this template to enter the contest.
Images must be uploaded by Dec 1st. Winners will be announced Dec 15th, 2013 **Winning quilts with need to be sent in by January 1st.
I am at the tail end of the Challenge Blog Hop, but please go around and stop by all the blogs. Most have templates to give away, and you just might get lucky!
NYC MOD Quilters
Shelly Pagliai -
Jessica Alexandrakis (That's me!)