Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Very Special Quilt.

Late last summer, I rcvd an email from a Grandmother, whose granddaughter had passed away quite young from a rare cancer.  She asked me if I could make a quilt from Cheli's pjs, as she spent a good deal of her little life in them... I was very touched by the project, as she was wanting it to give to her daughter as memory quilt.  I was overwhelmed by the idea of making such a special quilt, and was nervous to take it on, but after meeting her, and her stories she shared of Cheli, I couldn't' say no.  Cheli's favorite color was purple, so Everything within the quilt that is Purple are the fabrics I added, everything else is made up of the Pajama clothing that I was given to make this quilt.

To make it, I had to deconstruct the clothing into useable pieces. I used Pellon 906F toFuse to the fabrics, so that I could sew them without them stretching.  I wanted to keep the fabrics as full as possible, capturing the elements of the PJ's, to best capture her sweet spirit.

I added her name by using reverse raw edge appliqué, and added some hand big stick quilting around the letters, and over all, I think it turned into a very sweet quilt.  It will be given Cheli's mother at the one year anniversary of her death.

This type of project is not for everyone. Some people can not understand how or why you'd want to hold on to those memories. But for me, and plenty of others, ( I do get asked to make many quilts like this) Memory quilts are a great way to hang on to something tangible to remember what a blessed soul they are.  Never met Cheli, But I felt drawn to her through he fabrics, and could celebrate her life with a smile. This project really touched my heart... I now am making a second quilt for the grandmother.

Making these quilts are very healing... and I am honored that they asked me to make this quilt for them.

I used my Double wedding ring center piece "Concave square," and the FULL melon to make this quilt. I love the shapes and space it gave me to capture the elements in the fabrics that were so sweet... 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Totally Trees Sizzix die!

We are having a whole lot of fun at Spring Quilt Market! It's always fun to realize the new work that we've been sitting on for ages!  Now we can all play with new toys! haha!
The last of my three dies is TOTALLY TREES!  Simple shapes great for scrap busting to make these darling trees in various sizes....
I've been having a lot of fun playing with positive negative space,
 and making scrap quits as well!

Using the same die to whip through my scrap bins to make this adorable new pillow for my couch...  I hope you've enjoyed seeing the new Sizzix dies!

Be sure to visit my website, as we now have my line of dies listed at the website.
click here  *Limited stock available
The NEWEST dies will be available in June!

You don't want to miss out seeing Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts on Fresh Quilting, staring today! 😉Get all the details on this new episode here: 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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You might remember this project from QuiltCon in Pasadena. We asked Marcus booth visitors to stitch a simple Drunkard's Path block with My Mostly Manor collection.  Well, with those blocks, I created this design, which was then quilted by Sarabeth Rebe. It was donated to the Hopes & Dreams Challenge, an ongoing effort spearheaded by Quilters Dream Batting
"Come Together" by Victoria Findlay Wolfe with blocks by attendees of QuiltCon 2015. Quilted by Sarabeth Rebe. 83' x 71'

And NOW, you can support ALS families and research by purchasing raffle tickets to win this designer masterpeice!  Tickets are only $5 per chance (or 5 chances for $20) and can be purchased online now through the drawing date of June 19, 2017.  A fulll 100% of the raffle proceeds will be split between family support and research funding. (NOTE: If you're attending Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis this weekend, you can also purchase your tickets at the Quilters Dream booth # 2240)
--  Grand Prize:  Win the “Come Together” Quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, plus a Case of Quilters Dream Batting
--  1st and 2nd Prizes:  Deluxe Quilter’s Gift Baskets will also be awarded to two lucky winners.
Thanks to our raffle co-sponsors;  Quilters Dream BattingAurifil, and Juki America,and thank you again to the many quilters who "came together" as quilters often do, to stitch blocks for inclusion in this quilt!

Please share this info with all of your friends and guilds... We need to do well here, and raise some funds, a way for all of use to help, $5 at time!  Easy to do, you know you will spend that on fabric anyway! 
One lucky person will get to take the quilt home! Let's see how much we can raise!!

Tickets are only $5 per chance (or 5 chances for $20) and can be purchased online 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Sizzix Diamond Point Die!

Diamond point is another of my new Sizzix dies, making this adorable Quilt block which can be made in many different ways! Partial seam, straight seem or Y seams!  So many options!!  
I love having those perfectly cut pieces for easy piecing! Die cutting is such handy quilting tool!
This Diamond Point die will be available in mid June. I'll keep you posted!
In the meantime, I have added my other Sizzix dies to my website! Click Here!

Will you be at trade show Spring Quilt Market?

Come by the Sizzix booth #2341 to say hi!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

to market, to market...

It's that time of year again! Spring Quilt Market starts this week!  This is the Industry Trade Show, (not for public) for buyers buying for their Quilt related shops!  All the new products that are newly released that you will soon be seeing on the store shelves.

Each market I have three new Sizzix Dies that release for the Quilting market.

Sizzix is a 40 year old company. Remember in elementary schools all the die cuts of letters and flowers?  Ellison Corp. is the parent company... They have been doing die cutting for a long time.

Sizzix has three different size machines.
Big Shot,  -- uses 6" dies
Big Shot Plus,  -- uses 6" and 9" dies
and the
Big shot Pro.-- uses 6" , 9" and 12" dies

We cut 8 layers of fabric at a time.  (Accuquilt cuts 6)

I design for all machines sizes... By mostly they fall in the 6" and 9" platforms... which gives you over 80 dies to use on the two smaller machines!...and....

You can ALSO use Accuquilt dies in Sizzix machines using a "Go adapter pad" that is a shim to make up for the thinness of there die.

Because our dies are thicker, Sizzix dies do not work in Accuquilt. (we cut 8 layers, they cut 6)
So that gives you even more die options to use on your Sizzix...

IF YOU ARE GOING to Market:  Myself, and Jenny Doan are doing our "Schoolhouse" session together as we both design for Sizzix. Please come see us: Room #265, at 4:40 – 5:10 Thursday

One of my new dies (which will be in stores in JUNE)  is the Varied Triangle die! 
 How cute is this quilt? Three shapes, makes this amazing quilt. The instructions for this quilt is in the packaging of the die.

The possibilities are endless for design! 
The Heart quilt below is ALSO made using this die! All in color placement!

Each day this coming week, I will be showing you my new Sizzix dies, Fabrics lines and (info on my New book Modern Quilt Magic preorder now! !) that will be in stores sometime this year...

We are adding my other Sizzix dies to the website this coming week. Stay tuned!!

Be sure to visit for all the new goodies! 
Thunder Struck has been super popular this week!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A lot of "Snacking" going on!

Alejandra's are fabulously scrappy!
There is a lot of SNACKING going on over at the FACEBOOK Snack set Sew-a-long group page!  Here's a few of the goodies that appeared this week. Buy your SNACK SETS HERE

By the way, Sue Staum won the Variety pack from the giveaway! Congrats Sue!

The Studio has been humming along getting last minute finishes made for Spring Quilt Market which is the end of next week, but next Monday I am going on retreat with my pals, so I have to be done this week!  I can tall you, CHRISTMAS QUILTS are being made with my GREEN & RED line due in the store end of May, and  a sneak peak of my line after that!    ALSO, my next three NEW SIZZIX dies have been revealed already if you didn't see the video a couple posts below...
This past week, I've been adding all my Sizzix dies to my website, so if you are looking for them, they will be there shortly... The newest ones will not be available until June...

Marilyn's look amazing in my MOSTLY MANOR fabrics!

I'm loving seeing how other SNACK set blocks are turning out!! Come join in the fun!!

Lorena's are super cute with that stripe!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

More give-aways!

Have you seen the awesome give-away at Okan Arts??  FOUR large bundles of my LIGHT WORK collection, AND four 4 packs of my Light Work threads!!

Get on over there to enter, 
BUT be SURE you enter MY GIVE-AWAY in the last post here, as well,
 for the Snack Sets!

If you want to play right away, hop on over to vfwquilts to pick up your templates!

Then be sure to JOIN our FACEBOOK Snack set Sew-a-Long group!

I'll be in the STORE today, come by and say hi!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Snack Set Sew-A-Long!

Happy Friday!
Need a project to start?  

Hahaha! Funny right?
Well I alway have multiple projects going on, and sometimes, they are lifetime projects... One fo my current favorites are making my Variety Block templates, or the "snack sets" as I like to call them, as  You can't just make one!
I started a sew-a-long Facebook group where we can all share our progress of our little cuties... We all love to show our work, talk about fabrics, and this make adorable things, so this is a place for you to play along!  No hurry, no deadline, join in at any time... Just pop over to Facebook, and  join/request to join my:

VFW Quilts : Snack Set Sew-a-long

I will be providing inspirational ideas on ways to use your sets, 
(which have sold very well! I can see you are all enjoying them!)

And I will do video's on each of the blocks one the next several weeks.
The blocks can be hand or machine pieced. Perfect for scrappy quilts, and just frankly, very addicting to make!

You can use the WHOLE Variety pack set, or pick up just ONE set that intrigues you! 
They are all easy to piece!

The Variety Pack includes All 7 snack set template sets.  
Bonus* Snack set #6 block makes TWO different blocks, which means, you get 8 Blocks from a 7 block set!

Come play along! An easy FUN, sew-a-long!

Want to WIN a set?
Tell me which SNACK SET # is your favorite one! ( links are above) I'll pick a winner Monday at 9am. Make sure I can reach you via an email!