Saturday, June 13, 2009

First finish for June and A GIVEAWAY!!!!!! :o)

Firstly I must show you my DD2's art project. Everyone in the class was given a cup and saucer and they could do whatever they like to it to make their art project. DD2 thought of loads of different things and settled on her 'fairytale castle'. She spent hours drizzling hot wax onto the cup and saucer. I think it looks just fabulous and she had such fun making it!!!
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Now here's my first "finish" for June!! It's my new JoyPatch quilt pattern and I've called it "Dragonflight" - what do you think??? DD2 and DH just love it (hmmm, Sophie too by the looks of it!!), and I really love the colours too - Allspice Tapestry by Moda (very similar to the newer Patisserie range). I have a feeling it's the dragonflies that DD2 loves, she just LOVES dragonflies :o). Maybe someday this one will find it's way onto her bed ;o). As you can see I had lots of help from dear Sophie .....at least I thought she was going to help me ... seems she was just waiting til my back was turned.............see her little tail poking out on the left there???? Sneaky little thing thought she was being clever!!! Oh no Sophe, I never would have spotted you under there LOLOL!!!!........ she doesn't look too happy that I found her either LOL.It's a nice big queen size quilt and I used a jelly roll, a pack of charm squares and some extra yardage for the borders, sashings, backings and bindings. Of course, you don't have to have a jelly roll, you can use up some of your scraps on a quilt like this ... even the backing can be made up of different fabrics because it's also QUILT-AS-YOU-GO and REVERSIBLE!!
If you'd like to win a copy of my "Dragonflight" pattern just leave a comment on my blog and I'll enter all the comments I receive between now and next Saturday night ... and I'll pick a winner at 8pm 20th June Brisbane time - so for you Northern hemisphere people, make sure you comment well before that cos we're ahead of you down here in Australia!! That means if you comment on any more of my posts in the next week it will give you extra entries (please only comment once on each post though)!! I'll give away 3 "Dragonflight" patterns, and I'll probably tuck some other surprises in with them ... so I'll be drawing out 3 names using the very technical and modern 'papers in the bucket' method :o)!!
GOOD LUCK :o) !!!!!!!!!

64 comments:

Dawn said...

Ph Joy I just Love it, that is so gorgeous..........I have just been looking at a strip type of quilt and Vhala I snuck past b4 I go out and oh Aah......Well Done..
Hugs Dawn x

Tozz said...

Joy I was gonna leave a comment regardless..I love the colours you chose in the quilt and of course I love your design. Wow...its fabulous!!You better put my name in the giveaway all the same hehehe

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Joy...your quilt is just so gorgeous....and what a fantastic design...the choice of fabrics is just perfect and I can see why Sophe loves it.....

Christine said...

That is such a lovely quilt. I LOVE the design and the fabrics. Allspice Tapestry is one of my favourite ranges. Love the pictures of Sophie. Reminds me of Oliver when I change the sheets on our bed!

Robyn said...

Joy it is wonderful!! I love your new pattern too!! I adore dragonflies...I chase them for pics or to simply stop an stare whenever I see one...
Once I had the most 'glorious gold' dragonfly that stopped outside my back door. I had to stay until it left... It sparkled!!
Yeah I know, blah blah blah...
Funny Sophie!! Love the Quilt :c)
Please enter me in your Giveaway...ta :D
Rob xx

Julie said...

wow joy! you've done a gorgeous job on this quilt. i love dragonflies. did you see the blue one i was lucky enough to get a shot of a while back? i think they are magical little creatures.
that sophie is a cheeky girl isn't she?
congrats on the fab work, yet again!
hugs,
julie xox

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Joy! Woo! Hoo! Must be the week for finishing new quilt designs! Tee! Hee! Hee! Your "Dragonflight" quilt is GORGEOUS!!! Your dragonflies look like a squadron of WWII spitfires in formation! :0) And miss kitty made me smile with her antics - she wasn't really trying to be sneaky, oh no ... she was just encouraging you to lift up the quilt to show us the back with the reversible quilt-as-you-go design on the back! Right?!?! :0) Enjoy the rest of your weekend - I'm still writing instructions - EEK!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Jeni said...

Wow Joy what a beautiful Quilt... and love the cat
does she or he come to.................I also love your new look blog .....

Deb said...

Joy that is such a gloriosu quilt. Clever you for designing another great pattern.
The dragonflies are truly delightful.

Laila said...

WOW a great castle.;-)
Your new quilta are just somthing to dream under. Hugs

bettsylyn said...

This looks really nice - I love the border triangle effect. Congratulations on another lovely design.

anne said...

Great Castle.
Love the quilt and as I am not very good at the actual quilting I love quilt as you go!!!

Sheila said...

Joy I love this quilt as I am very fond of dragonflies and if you ever get a chance to touch one it is a very cool experience . I'd love to win this giveaway .
Sheila

Terry said...

Love the wax castle...very creative! And I love the quilt too! Dragonflies are among my favorite creatures! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Ariane said...

What a great pattern. I love, love ,love it. The dragon flies are so nice. I hope I win.!!!

Screen Door said...

I love the dragonflies-- what a great idea.... the pieced border is really eye-catching... throw my name in the hat!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Joy, such a pretty quilt....love to be in the draw for the giveaway....animals are amazing your Sophe reminds me of our Monty........sometimes I lay a quilt on the floor.....leave it and come back to it.....and little dog is laying next to the quilt with two paws resting on the quilt...LOL.....he knows I will growl at him...but he still persits...Hugs lyn

Linda said...

This looks so fresh and sweet, terrific pattern, thanks for the chance. Showed dh the photo from the previous post with the dog in the car, we both got a good giggle from that one.

Winona said...

Joy,this is a very cute pattern. I love all the pictures with Sophie. Winona

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

The quilt is beautiful. I really like the colors... it has a bit of an old-fashioned look to it. The dragonflies are great!
I would love to be part of your giveaway.
I'm going to look around here on your blog a bit more.
Have a wonderful day!

Sherri said...

I love your Dragonflight quilt...the colors, the design, and the quilting! It's just beautiful!

Laila L S said...

You`ve made a beautiful quilt. I love the dragon-flies. And your funny cat Sophie.
I`d love to win.

Verónica Donoso said...

Hi Joy !
Your quilt is very beautiful !
I want to be in your draw .Please .
Love very much the little dragonflys appliques .
hugs from Chile , Vero

wonderwoman said...

Joy your quilt design is beautiful and i love your daughter's cup and saucer - what a brilliant idea!!!

xxxx

kiwicarole said...

I would love to make this Joy, do I get a four-legged friend too?!
hugs
carole

chook said...

oh Joy your quilt is just beautiful and I would love to be in the draw
hugs Beth

StitchinByTheLake said...

Joy this quilt is just wonderful! I love dragonflys - have loved them since I was a child. What a fun quilt. blessings, marlene

Ruth B said...

Hope I'm not too late - it's Saturday night here! Fingers crossed.

Gail said...

I love the Castle, very creative of her to think of that, I'd have probably put tea in it! The quilt is wonderful as well, I've had several requests for quilts just lately and I think this pattern would be lovely to do! Thanks for the chance!

Renee G said...

This is gorgeous --- and I must say your cat reminds me a lot of mine. Would love to have the pattern and try it out.

Noela said...

What a lovely quilt. The fabrics are a good choice and look great. I have some in my stash. Quilt as you go makes it even better. Please enter me in your draw.

Kim said...

Beautiful quilt. I love dragonflies. Your daughters fairy castle is beautiful as well, she is very creative must run in the family.

Kim

Ellen said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love the colors and the dragonflies. I am new to patchwork and sure would love to win the pattern.

Thanks,

Scottish Nanna said...

Love your quilt the dragonflies on it just sets it off I hope the dragonflies fly to my house He He He Please put me in the draw.
Hugs Mary.

Handmade by Mai said...

Your dragonfly quilt is also loved by me!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Now you know I would LOVE this quilt...... Love love love it and Dragonflies as well.

Heidi said...

I adore this quilt and would love to enter your giveaway. I love dragonflies and we have many of them here. They bring good luck so maybe I will have luck with this giveaway. :-)

Hugs ~
Heidi

Dayna said...

lovely quilt and a really cute design. I like your choices of colors also. Would love to win a copy.

Robyn *Ü* said...

Love the fairytale castle. That is what it's all about right, having fun while creating. If you're not having fun you need to stop and do something else.
Love love love the dragonfly quilt too.

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Joy not sure whether I have entered or not but I'm in now , aren't I ?

Dj said...

The quilt is beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win the pattern.

Starbound Studios said...

Love your beautiful quilt! And great design! Oh, and I must say, your kitty isn't the only sneaky one around here, my cat loves the quilts mom and I make!

Dolores said...

What a refreshing and delightful quilt. I would love a chance to win the pattern. Thank you.

Kerry said...

congratulations on the completion of another lovely pattern. The fabrics have made it up beautifully.

Laurie said...

Look how beautiful this pattern is! The dragonflies finish it off so nicely! Thank you for a chance to win this!!

Joyce said...

Another lovely pattern! Thanks for the chance to be in your drawing.

simple country living! said...

Aloha Joy! What a beautiful quilt! And I have to agree...your choice of colors is simply soooo sweet!!! Thank you for entering my name in your giveaway!
blessings,
Leona

Treasuresofjoy said...

My kitty loves to get into my projects too, she is now 14 and less fiesty but anyways, I love your quilt and the pattern would be nice to have!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi there, Micki sent me over. What a lovely quilt. I love the Moda fabrics your used. Love the pattern!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great pattern in awesome fabrics! I would love to try making one. Thanks for having a give away.

carole ann said...

Love the dragonfly, mom always wore dragonfly pins. The colors are great as well, nice and earthy.
carole ann

free indeed said...

It's beautiful! I do love the Allspice collection. I need to try a 'scrap' quilt with a line collection and see how it all blends so perfectly. I would love to win the pattern.

Micki said...

I love your dragonfly quilt and would love to enter your giveaway and receive that lovely pattern. I have posted about it on my blog.
Micki

miss~nance said...

Waht a beautiful quilt. I love allspice tapestry fabric, actually I love most Modoa jelly rolls and have several sitting here wiating to be made up.

Thank you for the opprotunity towin this pattern.

Gail
gcom31msn.com

Lady of the Cloth said...

I love those dragon flies. My cat just brought one in yesterday and I was able to rescue it before she did it in! What a beautiful quilt, I'd love to be in the drawing.

Narelle said...

I'd love to have a chance at winning a pattern for such a lovely quilt.
Cute dragonflies!

Frou said...

Gorgeous quilt pattern - and guess what, I have a couple of Allspice Tapestry Jelly Rolls amongst the stash!

Fiona said...

It is lovely Joy and I love your CEO - See she's given this one the tick of approval - LOL - Please enter me in your draw.

linéa said...

Soo lovely pattern! I would love to make that wounderful quilt. I love to be in on that, also linked to you from my blog:
www.tildasfriends.blogspot.com.

Now I'm hoping, hoping...
:-)

Sara Richins said...

I just came across your blog, and I love the Dragonfly quilt! So cute!! The colors you used, so sweet!! Hope I win one!!

sarajolee@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

OH what a nice quilt patter, congratulations to you. / Eva in Sweden

Jilly's Space said...

ohhhhhhhhhh I love love love this pattern!!! I am so glad I found you blog :o)

The Piece Maker said...

I have fallen in love with your new pattern. I can't tale my eyes off of it!! I hope I am not to late for your draw..... I just found you and I am enjoying your blog. I live in Ontario Canada and have never seen anything so beautiful.....our patterns are much different. Thank you for the chance to win your pattern....It is AWESOME!!!
Cathy

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Joy, I have a son, and a grandson, who love anything dragony - I'd love to win your beautiful pattern!