Tuesday, May 20, 2014

More Prairie Points!!


Firstly I have to say thank you for all your wonderful comments about my Gypsy Carnival quilt in the previous post. I really appreciate each and every comment! 

Well it seems I just can't get enough of a good thing because here's a mini quilt featuring more prairie points. It was my photo model for a tutorial I did on how to make Prairie Points and attach them to your quilts. Check out the tutorial here on the Craftsy blog. 
From tip to tip the quilt measures 20 inches square. I've called it Prairie Point Steps because it reminds me somehow of a flight of stairs. Maybe it'll look more like that if we swivel it 45 degrees. 

I used this cute black and white fabric on the back. From a distance it just looks like a random black and white pattern but when you look closely there's little scenes like this one.  Just the right scale for a little quilt. 

I don't think this will be the last of my prairie point adventures...

In the meantime I'd better announce the winner for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day, it's a bit overdue but better late than never. 
Using my Button Method of choosing I asked everyone to guess the number of buttons in the Blue Daisy tea cup. 

Two people guessed the correct number of 167 so I allocated a button to each contestant. 
I held them in my hands hidden behind my back and asked Gbf to choose a hand. He picked the hand the held the red button which made Shay of Quilting in my Pyjamas the winner!! Shay didn't believe me when I first told her, she thought I was teasing her... I'm sure it'll seem more real when a little box of goodies lands on her door step. Yay for Shay!!


I'll leave you with a great quote I recently heard
by Mary Lou Cook

Creativity is,
Experimenting, Growing, Taking risks, Breaking Rules, 
Making Mistakes and Having Fun. 

I couldn't agree more!!

23 comments:

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

A big congratulations to Shay :) I like the bit about Making Mistakes in the quote, I make a lot of those ... does that mean I'm creative? tehe :)

Jeneta said...

Fab quote! I am all over your Craftsy tutorial!

Patchwork and Play said...

I LOVE your Prairie Point mini! Rachael, your middle name is Creativity! Now off to check out the tutorial!

Vickie said...

Congrats to Shay ! Cute prairie point mini...are you going to hang it on your hall wall gallery ?

audrey said...

So right about the creativity although the making of mistakes isn't always fun.:) Great to see your prairie point fun continue.:)

Melissa P said...

What a fun little project! I love that little Sis Boom blue in there. :)

The quote is right on point. (Couldn't resist that pun.)

quilthexle said...

Prairie Points all over - very cute! And I love all those brights combined with the black !

Shay said...

Im still feeling like you might be teasing ...your email was such a serious thrill!

Love that mini - it's awash with gorgeous prairie points, and they look fabulous!

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

ooooohhhh aaaahhhhh, what cool points! I love all of the color! Just makes me want to go make something rainbow myself. :)

Quiltbenaco said...

Grazie per il tutorial: devo provarlo assolutamente!!!!
Ciao

Ellen Giggenbach said...

I agree! I spent all day trying to sew a bag, I nearly gave up, but now I look at it and see all the things I can do better, tomorrow's a new day!
Great colours!

Terry said...

Great tutorial. The photos are excellent and compliment the text . Interesting comments think of the detail as a baby quilt finish.

Karen said...

Great fun with the prairie Points. So bright and colourful. Wow!
And congrats to you lucky winner and thanks for the button fun!

Barb said...

those prairie points look so great in solids with the black print -which is wonderful!
Congrats to shay! she hit it on the button, ha ha

DeborahGun said...

such perfect points :-)

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

Thanks for this great tutorial. I love your colourful block!

Heidi said...

great quote, we can all benefit from Mary lou's unruly advice!

pandchintz said...

Your little Prairie Point quilt is very cute!

needleandspindle said...

When you finally have your retrospective exhibition, I think you should feature these little sample quilts. They are just marvellous.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I've done Prairie Points once Rachael and loved making them.....Yours are so cool and do look like steps....Congratulations to Shay on guessing the right number....from memory mine was up in the 100's LOL! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Karen said...

Thanks for the tutorial. That black background fabric was a real find wasn't it. That saying sums it up just beautifully. Have a good week!

Judy said...

Prairie points are fun to make and they add a nice touch to a quilt. I love the bright colors of yours!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful--those prairie points against the black. Great quote. I'm posting it somewhere in my sewing room.

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