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four july giveaways!

four july giveaways!


By Patricia Belyea

This month Okan Arts is giving away an East-Meets-West Thread Set from Aurifil and a 2-Yard Length of Vintage Japanese Yukata Cotton from Okan Arts. There are four giveaways, each valued at $82.

The East-Meets-West Thread Set was designed by Okan Arts co-owner Patricia Belyea for Aurifil—the Italian thread company. Inspired by Patricia’s book, East-Meets-West Quilts, the set includes three shades of indigo and a rainbow of bright colors.

Ten spools each hold 220 yards of 50wt cotton thread—perfect for piecing, stitching-in-the-ditch, machine quilting, and hand-stitching bindings or facings.

The vintage Japanese yukata cotton is traditionally hand-dyed using hand-cut washi paper stencils and a resist made with seaweed, clay, and rice bran. The background color is a vivid cherry blossom pink with a pattern of skillfully variegated lilies in green, turquoise, and yellow, plus two styles of foliage—lovely indigo arcs and fresh white polka-dot leaves.

The fabric is woven for making a summer kimono—just 15″ wide. The center of each two-yard length shows the symmetrical book repeat of the dyeing technique.

Since the fabric is dyed, not printed, the intensity of the pattern is the same on both sides of the cotton panels!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winners are Connie K of University Place WA, Gwen W of Gladstone MO, Melody L of La Puente CA, and Roberta DR of Liburn GA.

To participate in the July giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What quilt project(s) are you working on this summer?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The July 2019 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on July 31, 2019. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (apologies to our Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. Each will win an East-Meets-West Thread Set and a 2-Yard Length of Vintage Japanese Yukata Cotton.  Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

To learn more about Aurifil 50wt Cotton Thread +click here

To see a color chart of ALL the 270 colors of Aurfil 50wt Cotton Thread +click here

To listen to a podcast where Patricia Belyea talks about yukata cottons +click here

To visit Okan Arts online shop filled with hundreds of yukata cotton patterns +click here

To learn more about Patricia’s book, East-Meets-West Quilts +click here

To see a video about traditional chusen dyeing in Japan [11:50] +click hereThank you Aurifil for the donation of the East-Meets-West Thread Sets!

Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.

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365 comments to “four july giveaways!”

  1. Allison Church Bird says:

    Wow – I love those beautiful colors against the kimono fabric – so pretty!!!

  2. Barbara says:

    I’m working on using my authentic Japanese fabrics in two quilts. I’m having more fun than I could imagine.

  3. Kathi Potter says:

    Beautiful colors. I’m working on floral appliqués currently.

  4. Sylvia Schmidt says:

    I am making quilts for Hope Kids, who have serious diseases and are in the hospital. My current series have cat centers, fabric squares probably meant to use for pillow tops.

  5. Dawn Nock says:

    I’m working on two slow stitch projects. One that has some vintage Japanese fabric in it.

  6. Jane Holbrook says:

    Thank you for another fabulous giveaway. Sublime colors in the fabric and thread, intriguing book. I am designing and sewing a flannel hummingbird get-well rag quilt. The hummer is 3 ft long and glorious rainbow coloring. I am also hand quilting a vintage trip around the world quilt for a client.

  7. Rebecca DuBose says:

    I am working on pot holders and coasters for a fund raiser at my church and quilting a table runner.

  8. Dawn Nock says:

    I’m working on two slow stitch project, one that has some vintage Japanese fabric in it.

  9. Pam Nottingham says:

    I am working on a quilt using 1 1/2″ half square triangles. There are approximately 2500 of them!

  10. linda16505 says:

    I am working on Sashiko for take along project, and making a baby quilt for my first great grandchild. I love the Japanese fabrics and have a wonderful collection I’ve accumulated over the years. The threads in the photo are gorgeous.

  11. Betsy Langberg says:

    My daughter’s best friend is heading to college in the fall. She is going to Wellesley College in Boston and her class color is yellow. I’m making her an off-to-college quilt with a yellow theme. My sister contributed some fabrics as well and now I’m putting it all together. My daughter also goes to Wellesley and her class color is purple. I made her a quilt also when she left. It’s a project very close to my heart.

  12. Laura Belkin says:

    I’m doing a mystery quilt and trying to finish a project I started several years ago!

  13. I am working on my Halloween table runner and napkins. Also some charity quilts. The yukata fabric looks so luscious, I love the colors, i can see myself working with it in the winter to keep my spirits high!!! Thank you for the opportunity.

  14. Nancy says:

    Beautiful threads! I’m working on a massive applique quilt which has already taken me 4 months alone just to make all the alphabet templates! This will take much longer than a summer to complete.

  15. Barbara S says:

    Working on a “glamping” quilt for a camping cousin and a modern zen chic pattern called Delight in sea colors, and a Christmas stocking for a new granddaughter.

  16. Pam VanAustin says:

    I’m on a quest to finish my unfinished projects. I started a cathedral window quilt years ago, stitched by machine, then hand sewing the inserts. These colors of Aurifil and the yukata fabric are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. Patrice Krant says:

    Gorgeous colors! I am working on a scrappy king-size BOM, three QOV, a thank you Mariner’s Compass wallhanging, and a fundraising raffle quilt block for our local museum.

  18. Linda W says:

    I am working on many projects! I am kantha stitching a double-bed size quilt made with the Australian aboriginal design inspired fabrics. I am making fabric rope bowls by hand, trying to perfect my technique. And I’m working on a map quilt which I started in a workshop with Timna Tarr. A project for every mood!

  19. Erika says:

    I’m working on making all sorts of quilt tops. My renovated sewing studio should be done by late August where I’ll spend weeks quilting all my tops!

  20. Judi Drozdowski says:

    Love the colors!

  21. Jerie Clark says:

    I am trying a tiny bits collage technique with journaling to try many ways to do this.

  22. Nancy G. says:

    I am restoring a 30 year old, well loved baby quilt and working on a block of the month.

  23. MaryFrances Painter says:

    This yardage & thread is just yummy, great choices. I’m working on saturated colors, a blue quilt using ITB panel blocks of mermaids & seahorses, on Indian Hatchet blocks using yellows & chartreuse against red/orange/pink/purple, a first attempt at French Braid using purple & fuschia accented by deep red orange. My Yukata stash is waiting with coordinates for my next blitz. Thanks for asking!!

  24. Peggy St George says:

    I am working on a banner inspired by Priscilla Bianchi’s Textiles in 4 looms.

  25. Trisha Lediard says:

    Two bedspreads, one king size one queen. Thousands of pieces, have I lost my mind?✂️✂️✂️

  26. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    I am making pillows for my son and daughter-in-law’s house. Also, finishing a few jackets and some skirts. Lots of quilting to do!

  27. Kat Norris says:

    Beautiful collection! I’m working on 2 pixelated rose quilts right now, getting them quilted up this weekend…and then I want to just finish up all of my UFOs.

  28. Cheri Searles says:

    I am working on UFOs…trying to get a handle on them!!

  29. Giuliana Nakashima says:

    I am doing a really big re organization of my sewing studio. Moved to a smaller space so really re-thinking machines too. Donated lots to quilt groups and quilt museum (keeping my Japanese fabrics lol)

  30. Rose Rademan says:

    I am making a charity quilt out of old “strings” of 1930’w fabrics-need to make 7 more blocks for top to be a good size, made of top of cute Christmas fabrics -will need to make another to use them up.I guess the gist of this is me using up lots of fabric I’ve had left over from other projects/exchanges. Only new project was for a friend who had knee replacement surgery-used The Kiss panel-hopefully she will love it.

  31. Shirley A Whitcomb says:

    This summer is time to finish all the projects I abandoned to try start something new. The most important is a large appliqued quilt that has been calling to me since March.

  32. Terri Karls says:

    I have been working on a Christmas quilt made of triangles and then hand stitched snowflakes sewed on top. I have also been working on 12 days of Christmas ornaments that are hand stitched–great as a carry along project.

    • Deb Woolley says:

      Teaching my granddaughter the basics of appliqué on a small Christmas quilt. Slow going but maybe it will be a pillow in the end

  33. Andrea says:

    I have been bigststching a baby quilt and piecing a larger quilt with gray ombres, creams, and shades of earthy yellows, golds and peach. I would love to win the beautiful yukata fabric!

  34. Sherry says:

    What quilting projects am I working on this summer? A large scale dragonfly with a mixture of English Paper Piecing, applique, embroidery and piecing. So far I’ve almost got the two large bottom wings done. It’s one of those “make it up as you go along” projects.

  35. Emily Kugisaki says:

    I’m working on a modern patchwork for my new baby!

  36. Sue Smith says:

    This summer my big project is getting my studio organized. We moved last fall and it’s still a mess!

  37. Judy Lawrance says:

    I am trying to finish hand quilting an Oriental style quilt I started many years ago. Also, I have to make a hanging sleeve and a name tag for a Splendid Sampler quilt to have ready for our annual fall quilt show in Tallahassee, Florida.
    Love the Beautiful fabric and threads in this months drawing! I have been especially interested in the Japanese quilting lately as my son and daughter in law just returned from his Air Force time in Japan.

  38. Rosemary says:

    That beautiful fabric would look great in jacket. Right now I’m making a t-shirt quilt for my oldest daughter from t-shirts she’s acquired rooting for the SF Giants.

  39. Ruth Smith says:

    Beautiful colors! Finishing up two baby quilts for my nephew’s twins expected in early September keeps me on a timeline. I’m also coordinating a community quilt with our local museum addressing the theme of senior loneliness and isolation.

  40. Emily Klainbeg says:

    Beautiful colors. I’m working on a hot pink, black and white star quilt.

  41. Karen Addleman says:

    I am working on a mystery quilt from my guild. I also have 2 tops waiting to be quilted. The yukata fabric is lovely.

  42. Pat Dudek says:

    Summer is when I keep busy finishing my donatIon quilts for our local children’s camp benefit auction – three queen size and one baby quilt this year. I’ve had a Japanese inspired quilt on my bucket list for a while, hopefully will be able to get to it later this fall. My son has been interested in all things Japanese ever since we hosted an exchange student when he was in junior high school. He needs a Japanese inspired quilt!

  43. Janie M says:

    I have been working on baby quilts, bibs, and burp cloths.

  44. Rebecca says:

    I’m working on a braided quilt and thinking of a new beaded wall hanging. I’m in love with anything japanese!! Hope one day to go visit and experience buying fabric there before I get too old. ㊗️㊙️

  45. Rachel Robles says:

    I am working on a Mexican Senoritas at the moment, but have decided to finish my WIP’s. I have some Japanese Textiles that I purchased at a quilt show and now that I found your site, I can get some ideas to use that and purchase more of these fabulous fabrics!

  46. Elizabeth Eisenhood says:

    Years ago I was inspired by the work of Yoshiko Jinzenji to create a wall hanging of small gridded squares of calligraphic-like fabrics…but I never quilted it. This is the summer to finish that project! I still am intrigued with the lines in the fabrics. The colors in your threads are glowing.

  47. Linda Suter says:

    This summer I am working on a foundation paper piecing farm animals quilt. The farm animals are all block patterns designed by Made by Marney (Mary Hertel). All I have to do is quilt and bind it and it will be donated to our local not for profit Farm Shelter (they rescue cats, dogs, pigs, horses, chickens, you name it) for them to sell and raise money.

  48. Karen Friedrichs says:

    My project is six quilts for Quilts for Kids.

  49. Barbara says:

    I am working on an art quilt combining antique indigo kasuri and a cotton kimono fabric as a commission for a friend. Combining both geometric and floral patterns are a challenge!

  50. Christi says:

    I am playing catch up with donation quilts. Lots to get done.

  51. Pat Davies says:

    Am working on finishing quilts for my grandchildren! Beautiful giveaway! Thank you so much for sharing! I have been collecting Asian fabrics for quite awhile, these fabrics would be a great addition!

  52. Julia Bernstein says:

    baby qullt, cats

  53. Nancy Balz says:

    I am making a string quilt. I had reached an impasse! It wasn’t dull, just not inspiring. Now I see what I can do is fussy cut and appliqué big bold flowers and leaves across the white “stars” for a trellis effect. Very exciting! It is going to be spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration.

  54. Patti Bach says:

    I finished 3 baby quilts and one wedding quilt! Very proud of my self. I have one more wedding quilt to finish and then it’s time to design some new ones!

  55. Raye Lewis says:

    I am working on a Campfire Quilt with batik fabrics by Suzy Quilts. Fun project!

  56. Barbara Kampas says:

    I’m working on two projects. One, finishing the hand quilting for a quilt made for a friend who died before I could give it to her. Had to mourn before I could go back to the quilt. And the second one involves designing around my collection of yukata fabric I have purchased from you.

  57. Sheryl Ramstad says:

    Summer seems to slip by with little time for sewing so I am finishing small projects. I am quilting a bag lining and making a pillow cover for my grand daughter!

  58. Vera Nunnally says:

    I am working on multiple projects. Ongoing work on children’s quilts that I donate to Harborview Pediatric Burn Unit; a wall hanging of a willow tree for a relative’s business; table runners for Christmas presents; a “quilted brick” for the Wall Project started by Lea McComas; and a bed quilt for myself. Whew!

  59. Marlene Rauwolf says:

    I’m working on a pinwheel quilt with Tula Pink stripes and pompous jelly roll. Next up is my Yukata quilt. Also working on finishing a Kaffe half snowball quilt. Busy summer!

  60. Janet Wright says:

    I am working on hand quilting a quilt that I made in the May class in La Conner

  61. Jean CondonJ says:

    I’ve been working on quilting the many tops I have made in classes and on retreats. I’m in a cycle of border, quilt, bind, label, repeat.

  62. Marilynn D-R says:

    I am working on 3 quilts as the guild is having their show in September.

  63. Adrienne says:

    I’m putting the blocks together for a 9-patch throw for myself. I’m about to make the quilt sandwich for a new table runner. After that’s done, I’ll be making four round placemats for it. I just finished the first side of a sweet patchwork clutch for a friend. At the same time, I’m working on another throw that I’ve just begun to cut for. So, it’s a busy, happy time, quilting summer.

  64. Ellen Hemmert says:

    Loved the fabric!

  65. marlene barkley says:

    not working on a quilt but very intensely learning how to use my Sashiko machine

  66. Susan Zakanycz says:

    I am working on making some quilted pillows.

  67. Nancy says:

    Such beautiful colors! I am currently working on 5 holiday quilts. I will be so ready to get away from red and green and make something with florals.

  68. Martha Wacker says:

    It’s been a busy summer this far. Finished a baby quilt, finished a quilt full of tiny pieced birds for my mother with matching pillowcases, and a memory quilt for my college roommate. Now just starting a quilt for my son. Next on my list is a facing for the pieced curves wall hanging I made in your workshop last December, and then hand quilting it. The thread colors and yukata fabric are so gorgeous!

  69. Karen Newberry says:

    I am working on a piece started in a workshop with Sheila Frampton Cooper.

  70. Quilting Jeannie says:

    I am finishing a toddler’s quilt and travel pillow cover. Then I am going to learn how to quilt 2 donation quilts on my home sewing machine. A new task for me! I love Japanese prints, so I would love to receive this great package. Thanks.

  71. janet niemela says:

    Not doing a quilt this summer. Hope to do more sewing in the fall.

  72. Daisy Rae says:

    I’m working on a scrappy heart log cabin quilt to give to a cancer hospice in memory of my dear friend Sharon who passed away in May from a horrible cancer. I also have several Project Linus quilts that I am working on. Always quilting…

  73. Barbara craven says:

    Renewing my quilt spirit after some quilt workroom renovation following a move from another state. Quilting helps to feed my soul. I’m working on a gypsy wife pattern quilt(usually do my own) with African fabrics and am immersing myself into the Modern Quilt movement. So exciting!

  74. kathy powell says:

    I just finished a whole cloth quilt made from an old linen tablecloth. I love it! Also am working on an old piece of brocade as part of a wallhanging

  75. Pat Bell says:

    I love the colors and your blog. I find myself looking at the book just for inspiration.

  76. Gayla says:

    I am beginning a Quilt of Valor for my son-in-law’s birthday in October. This is a very generous giveaway! The vintage Yukata fabric is luscious – I love the cherry blossom pink! The Aurifil thread colors are a perfect match!

  77. Tish Chung says:

    What a coincidence! I am working on a small wall hanging featuring a small piece of vintage yukata. For my next project (always planning ahead – ha ha) I’d like to use more yukatas for a larger size quilt but not sure what to do with them yet.

  78. Brenda says:

    This is a beautiful giveaway. That fabric just glows. My main project for the summer is a wedding quilt for a very good young friend and his wife. I imagine I’ll throw in a few smaller projects as well, just for variety’s sake.

  79. Scarlett says:

    I’m boro stitching on denim, mostly ripped jeans that I shorten and patch too.

  80. Valerie Antoinette Gleeson says:

    I am working on a Sylvia Pippen BOM project called Flight, utilizing sashiko stitching and appliqué.

  81. Jeannie says:

    Besides some embroidered gifts, I have a “temperature” quilt (based on the high/low of each day this year), and I’m diving into indigo dying and shibori. Wishing you all a fantastic summer!

  82. Runwita says:

    This is the summer for UFOs–learn the new technique, then move on.Now u-turn and do the right thing.

  83. I am working on two quilts using painted and stitched tea bags. I am also finishing a quilt of valor for my oldest son and a huge collared rooster for my daughter. I love your yukata prints. They light up the computer screen.

  84. Nancy Arneson says:

    I am working on baby quilts for three of my nieces, sisters who are each having a baby in 2019. So much fun!

  85. BARBARA MINTON says:

    I took a class from Robin Ruth Long on how to make Mariners Compasses. I will use those blocks combined with some I made 10 years ago to make a nautical themed quilt. And right now I’m at Quilters Affair using African fabric in an Improv class. Love the results. Tomorrow is the Sisters Show. Busy summer

  86. PENNY says:

    I am working on sewing a denim quilt as a gift for someone who needs a new quilt to sit on at ball games and picnics.

  87. Alice Ronne says:

    I haven’t anything planned for projects but summer is sure going by fast! I better get started on something! These colors are simply gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

  88. Kathy Burkett says:

    Just love the vibrant colors….topstitching will be amazing!!!

  89. linda says:

    I am making smaller quilts and wall hangings this summer, especially using charm packs and playing with colors.

    🙂 Linda

  90. Carol Y says:

    I’m trying to finish up old quilt projects and to learn to use my new serger for sewing stretchy fabrics.

  91. Tesi Vaara says:

    Those are some yummy thread colors!
    I’m still working on my blue and white bed quilt using Japanese fabrics!
    Hope to finish it soon.

  92. Connie Koontz says:

    Working on Japanese boat flag quilts

  93. Trudy Koszarek says:

    Wow! My favorite thread paired with my favorite fabric. What could be better.

  94. Deb Spangler says:

    Am working on an abstract piece with inset circles.

  95. Phyllis smith says:

    Making flannel baby quilts as gifts.

  96. Janet Schayer says:

    I just completed a quilt for our guild show based on “My Favorite Things”. It’s crossword or scrabble style with the names of my family. I’m working on charity projects and a summer themed project for my challenge group.

  97. Sarah Ahlgren says:

    Working on many UFO’s, including a handbag with the techniques I learned last summer in Seattle, but mostly I’m working on the fabric sale (measuring, labeling, packaging) for our upcoming quilt show in September. Also putting together raffle baskets, and this thread box would be a perfect addition to a raffle basket, or, it could help me with the handbag I’m making, or, well, there are too many uses to list.

  98. Mary O. says:

    I am working on an Out of This World block of the month space quilt for my little grandson. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!

  99. Valerie Lau says:

    I admit to being in the planning and procurement phase of quilt making. I do have a small quilt top runner that will get its finishing touches soon. A favorite memory of Japan was a visit to a second hand kimono store where my husband and I each chose an indigo yukata! Our Japanese hostess had great fun watching us model as we tried on various options.

  100. Bernadette says:

    This summer I’ve been finishing a quilt for my grandniece.

  101. Liz says:

    A farmhouse themed red white and blue quilt, a years belated 70th bday gift for my mother

  102. Paula says:

    Two projects are underway this July. I’m participating on a raffle quilt with others in my group. I am also working on the borders of a floral quilt in which I designed corner stones as the border fabric wasn’t quite long enough.

  103. Lynn says:

    I just finished a quilt for a juvenile which is going to Ronald McDonald House. I am also working on a block of the month (actually 6-10 ) that uses various types of fabrics- cotton, silk, wool home dec. I am learning. I would love to incorporate that beautiful Yukata into my blocks !

  104. Louise Sakihama says:

    I have completed tops ready for quilting. One has large blank squares that I will insert machine embroidery designs, another will be my first big free motion adventure. I love your yutaka fabric and so glad that there are now threads that will work so beautifully with them. Thank you!!

  105. Shasta Matova says:

    I started a lot of projects early this year, so this summer, I am trying to avoid starting anything new and work on my current projects. It won’t last all summer, I am sure, but after I make progress on the current projects, I have lots of ideas of new quilts to start!

  106. Nadine Nakano says:

    Working on a t-shirt quilt with about 80 t-shirts! Also have silk kimono pieces out to piece together a simple dressy dress!

  107. Susan Rush says:

    I’m finishing several Halloween quilts.
    In my opinion, the colors of the Yutaka fabric and Auifil threads make this the best prize ever!
    I do hope I win!

    • Donna Lindsay says:

      I am working with my beautiful Yukata fabric, purchased from Okan Arts, as I construct some unique Dresden Plate blocks. Would love to spend this week with Patricia and her class in La Conner!

  108. soozi says:

    i have collected tengui for over 25 years, i also have one of the stencils.
    how nice to finally see the process…very inexpensive item for such
    workmanship. cleaning , organizing the workwoom, am awash in scraps!

  109. Sandra H. says:

    I am starting early on a Christmas quilt for my grandchild with all reds and greens.

  110. Pip D. says:

    Summer quilting has me deep into an occidental, jewel quilt as I go quilt, that could very much use those brilliant sunset colors…

  111. Glen Baker says:

    Just finished a baby quilt. Have three quilts in progress, a Jinny Beyer Harlequin, a scrap quilt and a southwest quilt in browns and reds. Waiting in the wings is a quilted diamond quilt using my Japanese taupes. Your offerings are gorgeous and would love to start a project with them!

  112. Marlyene Schwartz says:

    I have four beautiful indigo pieces of yukata (thank you Victoria for visiting Santa Cruz) that I am thinking of working into a wall hanging for my living room. Only in initial stages now but it is starting to come together in my head!

  113. Jayna W says:

    How many projects can I list? An alphabet quilt for my granddaughter, a crazy quilt for a daughter and a story quilt are the top contenders for my time

  114. Joanne says:

    A quilt for my first grand nephew!

  115. Rhonda Hunter says:

    I’m working on a quarter Dresden fan quilt for daughter’s room. It’s a scrappy quilt using left over fabric from the many clothes and accessories I made her when she was a little girl. Seeing these LOVELY Yukata fabrics has given me an idea for a similar quilt for my son; he will love it! Thank you for always sponsoring such wonderful giveaways.

  116. Susan Buchanan says:

    Gorgeous threads! A perfect match.

  117. Jane Parker says:

    Cannot wait to get to Seattle to visit your store. The fabric is intriguing!1

  118. Sylvia Schmidt says:

    Just finished laying out a puzzle quilt using scrap 5″squares.

  119. Tecla Shaffer says:

    I’m working on a Missouri Starr Quilt Company pattern called Disappearing Pinwheels Whirligig. One of my next projects will be a quilt for my nephew using fabric from my fathers silk kimono we brought back years ago. I’m currently looking for just the perfect pattern.

  120. Bonnie Penry says:

    I so want to finish all my UFO’s. It’s driving me crazy, so this is a must do project. I’m getting too old and the only way to leave a legacy, is to have a completed quilt. I’d love to have that material, and would love to have all those pretty colors of thread! So beautiful

  121. Oscar says:

    I’m currently working on an old French General quilt pattern using their Vive La France fabric line. Additionally, I’m working on a Jen Kingwell BOM quilt: Gypsy Wife. Your monthly giveaways are always very enticing!

  122. Donna Smith says:

    I’ve just retired-so I’m trying to decide which project to begin with some of the fabric I’ve been gathering for YEARS.

  123. Sue Cutsogeorge says:

    I have a quilt made by my great grandmother that is in tatters from being loved so much when I was a kid. I want to take it apart and rebuild.

  124. Marilyn Fite says:

    A wedding gift is first, then getting started on Christmas gifts!

  125. Rachel says:

    I am working on a quilt as my therapy since I found out I have breast cancer. I am hand quilting it now. I just discovered your website this month and bought your book and some yardage. I am looking for to making a quilt with them cancer free. Love your fabrics

  126. Maxine E says:

    I am quilting a t shirt quilt, and random scrappy, stash busting quilts. I have so many started projects. I don’t think I am alone in this. 🙂

  127. Marlene M says:

    A lovely giveaway!

  128. Kathryn Nolte says:

    What quilt project(s) are you working on this summer? I am completing a zoo quilt for my grandson (Lions and tigers and elephants, oh my!), planning my youngest’s wedding quilt, having lots of fun with a vanishing 9-patch quilt, making a BQ quilt for my nephew using vintage and current Japanese fabric, and creating a appliqued phoenix quilt for my son’s king sized bed. Plus I have two wedding quilts to bind some time soon. In other words…having a blast! And yes, all of these will be done before summer’s end. That’s my story and I am sticking to it! Smiles…Kathryn

  129. Verity says:

    I’m moving-this week! My quilting projects are mostly packed up except for a pair of potholders I’m quilting for our new apartment.
    I don’t know if this counts but I’m also working on a visible mending project using shashiko. I’m making my late husband’s favorite sweater more my style while fixing all the little holes he tore in it. He loved the holes, refusing to allow me to mend them so some of them are now quite large.

  130. I am hand stitching a variety of Sashiko panels that I will later incorporate into a quilted wallhanging using Japanese fabrics that I have been collecting.

  131. Pat Peterson says:

    I’m working on a block of the month project with appliqué.

  132. Oscar M says:

    Working on an old French General quilt pattern, Liberte, using their Vive La France fabric line. Also involved in a Jen Kingwell BOM. Your monthly giveaways are always so enticing! Thanks!

  133. Kathleen Flanagan says:

    I am hand-quilting a top that is very contemporary, but the hand stitching effect makes it look almost vintage!!

  134. Gwen K Weakley says:

    I’m currently working on a portrait quilt of my niece and nephew, a cyanotype portrait of my dogs, a charity quilt and something for our silent auction. Also reviewing calls for submissions to see if something grabs my interest.

  135. Lily Kamikihara says:

    I am working on my UFO, including the Inserting Curves one.

  136. Marie says:

    Thank you for organizing these giveaways.
    I have just finished a bed sized quilt for my cousin. Now I’m working on a baby quilt for a friend as well as baby quilts to donate through our guild.

  137. Cynthia Boudreau says:

    I’m working on decluttering my sewing room so that I can get back to and finish some quilting projects from the past including a couple that I received from my mother.

  138. Terrie Buckner says:

    That fabric is amazing and what awesome colors!
    I’m currently working on Quilts of Valor for service members.

  139. Betty Phillips says:

    This summer I am working on a 36″ x 36″ Improv Challenge that is due in September.

  140. Gwen K Weakley says:

    I’m working on a portrait quilt of my niece & nephew, a cyanotype portrait of my dogs, a charity quilt and reviewing calls for submissions to see if any anything interests me.

  141. Lyndalee Korn says:

    I am working on a quilt for my granddaughter Jessica. She is goin to the Un. Of Michigan in the fall. She chose an Irish Chain with stars (within stars) in the center blocks. The quilt is in. Michigan’s colors, maize and indigo with accents of off white. I quilting it myself on my home sewing machine.

  142. Carolyn Higgins says:

    What AREN’T I working on?! When July hits, my tech-centric work load levels off and although the sunshine calls, so does my studio. I have a very long overdue jellyroll diamond quilt for my youngest son and a color block quilt for my husband that both must be quilted, and lots of ideas for art quilts. Most immediate in that category: an assignment for a master class that will be a 12” square composition featuring a raccoon.

  143. Sue Cutsogeorge says:

    My great grandmother made me a quilt, that is in tatters from being loved so much. I want to take it apart and rebuild it.

  144. Karen Winther says:

    I am working on an English Paper Piecing project of The Patchwork of the Crosses. Since I recently moved I am also working on getting my sewing area organized and trying to find things in all the packed boxes.

  145. Gwen K Weakley says:

    I’m working on 2 portrait quilts – one of my niece & nephew the other in cyanotype of my dogs. Also reviewing calls for submissions to see if anything interests me.

  146. Kristin Beck says:

    I’m working on a quilt that is modernized take on an Amish inspiration. I’m also working on a baby quilt and handmade books.

  147. Wynn Martin says:

    I’m focused on finishing three UFOs and also designing a custom quilt for a dear friend. I love the Fabrics from okanarts because they are unique and colorful.

  148. Rosemary Newman says:

    I’m planning to return to Sashiko which I learned years ago. Also trying to finish an appliqué quilt which has been “resting”.

  149. Claudia says:

    I’m finishing old quilt projects and learning to use my serger for sewing stretchy fabrics.

  150. Gwen Weakley says:

    Portrait quilts: one of niece and nephew, the other of my dogs in cyanotype.

  151. margo elaine clyma says:

    This summer I am transferring a photographic image of a dried plant taken by my 12 year old grand daughter into fabric. It is a challenge to capture all of the nuances of the photo into fabric. I am enjoying the process.

  152. Katie Gomez says:

    I am working on two Sashiko projects. One is in traditional Indigo and the other is hot – yellow, orange, and red.

  153. Diane Michal says:

    This summer, as always, I find myself working on a lot of projects and spending no more than 3-4 hours per project so they always seem fresh. From Judy Niemyer’s paper-pieced beauties, to a Christmas project involving a Scandinavian Troll, to finishing up a quilt from “East Meets West Quilts” using indigos and navy yukata cottons, I am enjoying it all!

  154. Janet says:

    I have a couple, of course. At my group meetings, I am embroidering the houses for Crabapple Hill’s “Hocuspocus Ville,” at night I am hand quilting a Baltimore Album that has been patiently waiting a long time.

  155. Char Behrens says:

    I’m working (still) on my Dear Jane made with a variety of Japanese fabrics, Asian inspired fabrics and batiks. She’s called Far Away Jane.

  156. Kathy S says:

    Brilliant thread colors… actually I’m stitching on paper right now, white on white

  157. Sue Kersey says:

    What a wonderful giveaway, it is very hot here in Texas in July and this would be a lovely way to spend some time in the cool of my studio for sure.

  158. mcrowin says:

    I am making a collage quilt top using pieces of silk kimono.

  159. Carolyn Higgins says:

    What aren’t I working on?!! Every July, the cycle for my tech-centric work flattens out. The sunshine beckons, but so does my studio – this year it’s a jellyroll diamond-pattern quilt for my youngest son and a color-block batik quilt my husband requested – both ready for quilting. I also have a ton of art quilt ideas to get on with, including a 12″ square animal-themed piece for a master class I’m lucky enough to be a part of. I’m also dreaming up something hand-stitch-able for summer road trips… I think I see some Sachiko in my future! Thanks Patricia for sharing your website and giveaways to give some readers a treat.

  160. Jerry says:

    I’m still working on my Folded series – pieces that look folded in some way but are flat, and some high contrast portraits.

  161. Renee says:

    I am trying to finish a baby quilt for my great niece named Alice Renee

  162. Elizabeth Garber says:

    I am working on making backs for all my finished tops that can then be quilted.

  163. Deborah Wilson says:

    I’ve been reading books on Japanese textiles and designing table runners. I am also working on a Sashiko piece. I’m working to combine appliqué with Sashiko and using Yukata to create one of a kind projects.

  164. Pat cooper says:

    Working on a scene using layered sheers, organza fabrics with sashiko stitches

  165. Judy Hoxie says:

    I am working on an art quilt of my daughter in Africa. I am also finishing up some pieced quilts that my granddaughters ( ages 4 and 6 ) have done.

  166. Judy Hartwig says:

    I’ve taken apart an old kimono (mostly navy blue with white birds around the hem). I used the birds to make a quilt top and quilted around them but now I’ve “stalled” as I’m not sure how to fill the “blue” space around the birds.

  167. Betsy Donahue says:

    Thanks for the give away….so beautiful.
    I am finishing a fabric collage piece that is a ” healing cloth” ….a lap piece….that I had a strong dream to make for a friend with recurrent cancer. It has some fun embellishments, And then hope to start a log cabin design quilt for my 5 yo niece….it is long over due…..

  168. Katie Sprugel says:

    Too many works in progress. Trying to get some done before I start anything new–Church Windows and I Heart You are almost done. I’m catching up on Seattle MQG’s BOM, Begonia, and trying to finish my hand pieced Capriccioso from Willyne Hammerstein’s Millifiori Quilts 3.

  169. diane says:

    getting well again and sewing

  170. Suzanne Pritchard says:

    I am working on a couple appliqué projects which I always enjoy during the hot summer months. I’m also trying to finish up a quilt for my oldest son -an apartment warming gift that is long overdue!

  171. Karen Baskett says:

    I’m working on an applique quilt mixing blocks from a few designers. It’s my personal stash buster.

  172. Colleen Florkowski says:

    I am trying to get my 3 little tulips wall hanging quilted.

  173. Jayma Nichol says:

    The quilt I have been working on is an applique sampler quilt of floral blocks. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted. The warm blossom colors have cheered my spirits during our grey Northwest weather. It is nearly finished as I turn from quilting to gardening.

  174. Jan says:

    Currently on vacation @ Hilton Head Island, SC. but before I left I made a few quilted hearts to be found as I travel.

  175. sgrancio says:

    Such vibrant thread and colors. Aurifil is my go to thread, for sure. I’m working on multiple things. Making loads of leaders and Enders 16-patch blocks from my 2 1/2” scrapmbox, lots of charity projects, preparing two larger quilts to go for long arming and prepping several hand-work projects to take on my trip to the UK and the Baltic in a few weeks.

  176. Katherine B Simonton says:

    3 BOMs that I am staying on schedule for each. 3 commissions-1 due Sept, other 2 are for Christmas. Sept one is going on frame this w/e. 2 Christmas quilts are one block wonders for sisters based on their collage team colors-just finished the first top and cutting the second. 5 more commissions came up last week…..always plenty to do.

  177. Jennifer Quick says:

    Lots of projects! My first picture quilt of the Grand Teton, a Kaffe Fassett kit, Wheel of Mystery, Cascade (Victoria Finlay Wolfe), quilted drawstring bags, and binding a few projects.

  178. Jean K says:

    Table covers for my guild, pillowcases for charity and two Halloween quilts. Gonna be busy!

  179. Janis Rose says:

    I’m working on a fabric collage portrait of my oldest sister, who passed away in 2010, a baby quilt for our nephew & his wife’s second baby, born today! Also working on a sashiko sea life panel and my first quilt using cotton lawn fabric.

  180. Barbara Bullard says:

    I’ve been working on an emboidered/pieced quilt / wall hanging which features stylized fish and other sea creatures. The colors are blue and gray and looking pretty good so far.

  181. Margaret DADAMO says:

    I am working on a baby quilt for one of my coworkers as well as trying to finish up quilting an older project and finish piecing a quilt for my bed. Lots to do!! BTw, I love Japanese textiles. About 10 years ago I found some in a fabric shop in Honolulu and thanks to the Internet I can find them online now. Thanks for your website!

  182. Carol Johnson says:

    This summer I’m striving to complete a quilt to use as a cover on my bed this fall. Because it contains some fabric with rabbits and some with books, I’m calling it “Chasing Rabbits.”

  183. marty says:

    disassembling an older quilt to be remade

  184. Drew says:

    Finishing my complex curved piecing quilt!

  185. Elizabeth Baker says:

    I am working on repair of a much loved 1920’s quilt by sneaking in some new fabric. My small stash of vitage fabric of all sorts is very helpful.

  186. Pat says:

    I’m working on Halloween quilts for my 2 daughters. Love the give away!

  187. carmen mullins says:

    This summer I am working on some lap quilts to give away at Christmas time this year. Wish me luck! 🙂

  188. CathyK says:

    I’m working on labeling and binding two quilts – one for a 1-year old baby girl and the other-my first (and last??) queen-sized one for my bed. The next project in the wings is a table runner with a piece of yukata fabric that I bought from your shop a couple of years ago. Finally doing something with it!

  189. Roxanne C Kelley says:

    making Stitch Sampler for Pfaff creative 4.5 I purchased used in April. have had some issues with machine. Making wall hanging with appliques for niece who got her Bachelors degree after only 3 years. Making small qpplique base for class at Grand Rapids AQS show. Altering shorts for boyfriend/partner.

  190. Hilda Krebs says:

    I am making as many charity quilts as possible before our next quilt guild meeting, I am working on #3

  191. Lana Hamburger says:

    I am finishing 2 projects started in Patricia’s “Curves” clas & making a tee shirt quilt for my grandson incorporating some yukata fabrics.

  192. Helen Dalinis says:

    I am working on a hand-dyed landscape quilt for my daughter-in-law. My son and family live on Vashon Island and I am doing my interpretation of the view with a lone sailboat. It is simple but large – around 42″ x 38″. I hope to have it finished before my trip in September to see them.

  193. Carolyn R Higgins says:

    So many projects – so little time! Four tops to quilt, a series of art quilt ideas (including a 12″ square animal-inspired piece for a master class), and I’m also dabbling with dyes and surface design in our all too-short PNW summer. For road trips, hand-piecing/applique – maybe with Sachiko.

  194. Jann Block says:

    I’m making a long table runner with indigo and white strips of mostly Japanese fabrics. I’m combining fabrics from my stash, plus some that two different friends have given me this year.

  195. Lori Morton says:

    I’m working on catching up on UFO’s mostly… But teaching the Grangirlie how to sew..& quilt! She just finished her first Throw sized quilt..simple charm squares, Will be cozy for winter. 🙂 Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too 🙂

  196. Nancy Hower says:

    I am working on a Sew Fun pattern table runner. It is taking me about 2 times longer than I planned.

  197. Julie Arthur says:

    I’m working on a wall hanging and on some bags as gifts for friends.

  198. Patricia Andrews says:

    Christmas in July !!! A quilted tree skirt with holly leaves that I cut out with the Bernina Cutwork tool and it has a variety of red buttons and the quilt is a Daisy and Dell design that I digitized and embroidered. Just putting on the borders and bindings.

  199. Barbaraben says:

    I have a sashiko project as a take-along and am finishing some UFOs – mainly bindings on several donation quilts.

  200. Kathy A says:

    I have made a T-Shirt quilt for my husband’s birthday, several baby quilts for local NIC units, and a mondo bag. I plan on making quilts for my grandsons and getting a start on Christmas wall hangings. Lots of ideas. Not enough time!

  201. J M A says:

    Assembling 6″ squares in a Friendship Block design using Kaffe Fassett fabrics for one small quilt and using same block pattern in 4″ squares using Jo Morton fabrics to be made into another quilt. Each will have 25 blocks but set in different configurations. Also trying to finish some projects from deep in the UFO Treasure Chest!

  202. Heidi says:

    Hi! I’ve decided to applique my hexie garden blocks to a whole cloth – they’re 25 years in the making! Thank you!

  203. Cindy Hanrahan says:

    This summer I’m working on a UFO quilt that began after a trip to NYC, I’m also finishing up the binding on a baby quilt and doing a few small projects. Love the thread colors!

  204. Kathryn Laposata says:

    I’m making the 2019 Summer Sampler.

  205. Denise says:

    Two different projects- one is a T-shirt quilt for a friend of my niece who passed away and then preparing for our Guild Quilt show by donating books from my collection(Sorry Teresa Wong) as well as labeling my entries into our show.

  206. Val Chinen says:

    I’m working on handbags using fabric from sister’s stash for xmas gifts. She passed away suddenly four weeks ago.

  207. Edna says:

    I’m working on first granddaughters’ Nursery items.
    Wool bunnies reading books mobile, burp cloths lined and quilted. A cat appliqué on burp cloth.
    A newborn Cat appliqué quilt with Sashiko stitching.

  208. Laura Gottlieb says:

    I’m working on an art quilt about migrant children in prisons.

  209. Amy Buckley says:

    I am making a wall hanging for my new home. Instead of machine applique, I plan to do needle turn applique with hand embroidery embellishment.

  210. Patricia says:

    I am finishing up several projects I started over the past year. I’m hoping to begin the fall with a clean slate.

  211. tinakaye S says:

    I’m working on Christmas in July quilts and a military quilt

  212. Nannai says:

    This summer I am working on four projects: quilting a bed quilt for grandchild, a wedding quilt, finally cutting into the fabric that I’ve been collecting for a Japanese screen inspired quilt, and, while on the road, continuing work on a broderie perse project. oops..make that 5… and quilting a completed top for a Christmas quilt.

  213. Janice Zahnzinger says:

    I am finishing my Kaffe Fassett quilt.

  214. Darlene Arnswald says:

    I love the crisp vibrant colors of Yukata cotton! And the selected thread complements it so well. I am working on several projects. Right now I have a few bags in progress and a medium size modern quilt. Also designing an english paper piecing wall hanging.

  215. Maryl says:

    I am working on a Triadic Color Challenge for the Mostly Modern Quilt group I am in, and yes, I am very challenged!

  216. Wendy Hill says:

    My first finish of the year was an interactive 3D quilt that at rest looks like a bowl but installed takes any number of shapes. Since then it’s been all scrap quilts all the time, for 3 babies so far….but more scrap quilts are coming. Scrappalooza! Scrap Vortex! Scrappalanch!!

  217. Teri says:

    The fabrics and thread colors are gorgeous! I am currently working on a special baby quilt.

  218. Ellen says:

    I’m working on making a quilt for my daughter’s first apartment.

  219. Theresa Gray says:

    Luscious colors and what a delight they would be to work with! Currently I am working with floral themes in mixed media of fabric and thread, beads, and papers– collage/applique.

  220. Linda Noel says:

    I’m a beginner quilter so I’m doing a BOM quilt class on Bluprint.

  221. Barbar Davies says:

    This summer, I am hand-finishing nearly-done projects, large and small, with embroidered details to the quilt body. It may seem like an afterthought to do it now, at this stage, but I can see where a surface needs extra “oomph” or where it needs a special little detail to draw the observers eye in. With summer requiring extra running around and errands, it is nice to have a short-and-sweet focus for the fun of contact with an “old friend” quilt project.

  222. Lori Clark says:

    I am making a panel quilt with hanging lanterns and diamonds for my friend and hairstylist Laura who always tells me colorful stories. I am also planning a quilt with some of my yukata and indigo fabrics I have been gathering over the last few years.

    • Ann M Saunderson says:

      Lovely offering. This summer I’m completing small projects and assembling new while also enjoying my colorful garden.

  223. Carolyn Folkl says:

    I am working on finishing all my work in progress quilt projects and needlework projects this summer so I can start new projects in the fall.

  224. Nancy Batchelder says:

    Summer is my gardening season, but I’m getting binding on 2 quilts so I can clear some room to get started this fall on a project using some vintage Japanese indigo wovens that I brought home from Japan this year. Yeah!

  225. spierssusan says:

    I am working on hexagons, first EPP project! I am enjoying making 800+ of them to put into making a quilt! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

  226. Judy McNeel says:

    I am hand quilting a wall quilt for our bedroom and starting a Christmas quilt for my granddaughter that is getting married in November.

  227. Maryanne L James says:

    Funny that the July giveaway is yukata related because I am creating a quilt for a friend from Japan. She lives in Vancouver, BC now but when she recently went home to Japan her mother asked her to clean out the textiles she had left there after college. She had created a number or shibori in indigos. She also collected up the pieces of fabric she had from her grandmother… yukata and silk kimono pieces… and then she gave the whole collection to me!!! My thank you to her is a lap quilt made from the grandmother fabric pieces.

  228. Subhashini says:

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and an opportunity to win!! Love the Yukka cotton. Never had an opportunity to work with it.
    I am making a summer time table runner, placemats and napkins. I am also planning to make a quilt with all the wonderful fabric material collected over the years while travelling around the country.

  229. dk jackson says:

    I’m working on the yearly quilt challenge

  230. joy says:

    I’m in the process of selling my house, I have several quilts with the blocks pieced that just need to be put together. Easy to do and they don’t make a big mess that has to be cleaned up every time the house is showed.

  231. Mary Ann Fields says:

    This summer I am working on a hexie quilt, because it is portable.

  232. Rosemary says:

    Those fabrics are beyond beautiful. I would love to have to make something for myself or for my 2 year old granddaughter!

  233. Linda Nakamura says:

    My summer project is to finish a 50th wedding anniversary quilt before the recipients celebrate it (or maybe just sometime close). I need to finish the anniversary quilt binding before the weather get really hot. I also need to put together a baby quilt for one born in January of this year. Baby quilts are good projects when the weather is hot because most of the work is done on the sewing machine, not in my lap.

  234. Melody Lutz says:

    I’m doing 100days100blocks.

  235. Mary Simon says:

    I am excited to be designing a quilt featuring a lovely piece of batik fabric my mother brought back from Bali some years ago.

  236. Ellen Fineman says:

    I am exploring using more varied types of fabrics. I am doing smaller pieces to improve techniques, be more artful and end up as gifts. I also hope to finish up a piece with Yukata fabrics and a Heron wall hanging.
    I love the Obi. The colors and designs are great.

  237. Karen Friedrichs says:

    I am practicing FMQ on my UFOs.

  238. Susan Muramoto says:

    I am working on a UFO left by my mother. I hope to finish it for my brother.

  239. Mary M says:

    This has been a Texas summer of air-conditioned comfort in my studio, creating charity quilts for four children’s charities. Us Texans are hiding out until Fall; then comes 8 months of lovely weather! Thank you for the giveaway and the beautiful new creations: a book, fabrics, threads.

  240. Elizabeth Ruth says:

    I’m working on a “cakestand” quilt and a blue and white slow stitch project and planning a “trip around the world”.

  241. carol denning says:

    as “gifting season” will be soon, I have started on reversible travel trays that pack flat for mailing or in suitcases and “pop” up for use by tying corner bows. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric and thread!

  242. tpmgmd50 says:

    I am working on Cottage Tulips blocks using the pattern and templates by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

  243. Rebecca Buchanan says:

    I am working on a portrait in stitch and perhaps fabric collage with embroidery. Still working out exactly what techniques will help me bring this project to life. This is a great giveaway opportunity! Thank you!!!

  244. Angela says:

    What a beautiful gift set! I just finished an improvisational quilt that I started as part of a retreat workshop with the ever lovely Heidi Parkes, and now I’m tackling a whole cloth quilt that incorporates a large embroidered scene of teddy bear cowgirls riding horses that I stumbled upon at a flea market. It will be a baby gift for a cousin who legit married a Rodeo King.

  245. Sherry says:

    I love Japanese yukata fabrics and the colors of this month’s giveaway are just gorgeous! I’d love to use them in my summer quilting project! I need a new piano bench cover, and I’m still thinking about the perfect design!

  246. Cindy K says:

    I’m currently putting a binding on a quilt I finished quilting last year. Kept putting it off and it’s time to get it done.

  247. suzanne guthrie says:

    It is Christmas time here, both adult granddaughters have requested Christmas tree skirts, which are made and quilted, on to matching table runners. Inbetween have started a scrap charity quilt.

  248. Ann says:

    Well, I am redoing my craft/sewing area. I purchased a beautiful craft table that I found on sale. It is roomy, has baskets and drawers. Now I am goin to be organized.
    I figure in a week or so back to sewing.

  249. Paula Morgan says:

    I am working on 3 Christmas gift quilts- Kinship SAL -pulling fabrics for 2 other SAL!

  250. Mary says:

    I am designing a triadic color challenge quilt for the mostly modern quilt quilt I am in, and I AM challenged by it!

  251. Kimberlee says:

    I’m binding a Christmas quilt. This is after finishing my Hamptons bag. I also have a Moda Rival in the works.

  252. Colene says:

    I’m working on an original row by row exchange within my art quilt group. I’m also finishing a Christmas quilt for my 86 year old mother, who loves Christmas!

  253. Candace says:

    This summer is all about the babies. One born in January, another coming in October.

  254. Reba Siero says:

    I’m stitching a Block of the Month and planning a guild challenge entry for next year’s show.

  255. caroline rohrer says:

    I am working on UFOs and making them all queen/king size. Also planning swap projects for my modern quilt guild. Bag is great idea.

  256. Melody Srygley says:

    My big project is a little quilt for the doll-baby basket I’m sewing for my granddaughter!

  257. Lorene Ono says:

    On my recent plane trip, I took along English piecing hexagons and covered them with Japanese cotton prints. I made them 3 1/2″ so they are nice and huge. I plan to make some table runners with them. Hexies are great things to do on the plane.
    I also sewed some aprons out of old rice bags (100 lb. size bags). Making potholders out of Japanese fabric for Bon Dance sale at our Buddhist Temple.

  258. Beverly Adams says:

    I am working on a quilt for my son’s 40th birthday.

  259. Mary Cunningsworth says:

    I have all the stars and HST’s sewn for the original Quilt Show BOM and plan to assemble the quilt and them donate it for the Quilters’ Guild Region 2 raffle next year so a deadline – I’ve promised.

  260. Barbara Colvin says:

    I have been busy designing quilts in my EQ7 program. My 15 yr old grandson has been giving me advice on color placement. Maybe I can turn him into a quilter, too!

  261. Rachel says:

    First of all, what gorgeous fabric! I love all things red. As for this summer, it is a mixed bag. I want to make a special quilt for my mom’s 80th birthday. That is the priority. After that, I have a few panels that have been calling my name to become a quilt for the fall (I need to get a move on!!)

  262. Carol DeLater says:

    Beautiful fabric. Would love this for a quilt I am making for my daughter who loves all things Japanese.

  263. Eileen Emerson says:

    My current focus is a wool applique piece and also a community quilt to give away which I’m using my domestic machine to quilt it.

  264. Cindy Chock says:

    Love the apricot and the vibrant colors of the flowers. Still working on Yukata handbags. This pattern would be oh so lovely!

  265. Bonnie Hellmann says:

    Working on a hexi quilt slow piecing by hand, with a wild assortment of colors

  266. Christina says:

    I just finished a linen quilt top pieced from scraps of my loved and worn linen clothing. It feels so wonderful in this hot weather, I’m making another to gift to one of my adult children. And yes, Marie Kondo, all my fabric scraps spark joy!

  267. Tecla J Legge says:

    Current project is “Triple Trip Around the World”, using 60 fabrics that will result in two 90″ x 90″ quilts. It’s most likely I will need to do a nice large panel quilt to recover after the odyssey!

  268. Nancy Neely says:

    We have been traveling in our RV this summer so I have been working on increasing my stash as I visit quilt shops. I did buy a supply of hexagon papers and plan to start an EPP project after we get home tomorrow.

  269. Michelle D says:

    I’m working on a long delayed Civil War reproduction quilt AND a new Laura Heine collage quilt!

  270. Rita Hays says:

    I am working on the triangle border blocks on my “Dear Jane” quilt

  271. Clare Kapitan says:

    I’ve taken 3 workshops in the past 3 months so am working on finishing those projects before starting something new in the fsll…or taking more workshops.

  272. Mary Lynn Sutherland says:

    I am finally making a quilt for our home! I’ve given away every quilt I made so far, it was time to make one for us 🙂

  273. Jo says:

    I’m finishing up an UFO from 2015. Hooray!

  274. Karen Sachs says:

    I am working on several quilts – an Amish block of the month; the Grid Girls mystery quilt; an English Paper Pieced Abbie block 4 which I am close to assembling; and another quilt based on the center medallion on another quilt-along (I loved the center but didn’t care much for the rest of the quilt so I am doing my own thing!)

  275. Shen Russo says:

    It’s Christmas in July in my studio … this is the year I will have my quilt projects finished way before December, and Santa will know how good I’ve been all summer!

  276. Linda Cathey says:

    I’m working on a quilted bag of fabulous red poppies and also a Christmas quilt with pieces and embroidered motifs.

  277. Susan g MacLeod says:

    I’m trying to work on the 100 blocks 100 days, but haven’t gotten far.

  278. Kathie says:

    I’m working on quilting blocks for a tote bag, quilting some pennants/bunting, and MAYBE getting started on some Christmas gifts!

  279. Rebecca DuBose says:

    I am working on potholders for a fund raiser for my church to mail the Samaritan Purse shoe boxes.

  280. Catherine McHugh says:

    I’m working on an improv tree tri-panel wall hanging; I’m using batik frabrics.

  281. Sue Brim says:

    I am working on a Quilt of Valor, two twin size charity quilts and a quilt for my grandson. Also a couple of landscape quilts.

  282. dcsimp says:

    I am quilting a piece made in a Joe Cunningham class last summer, finishing a bold floral, critter filled border for a basket quilt and starting some handmade Christmas ornaments. Oh, and finishing my Scott Hansen project from Sisters and a baby quilt for a friend!

  283. Ana says:

    It’s been a busy summer but despite that I’ve been able to work on a project using some hand-rusted fabric and some hand-dyed fabric. hoping to finish it before long.
    Ana
    Thanks for the giveaway

  284. Ana says:

    Despite being a busy summer, I’ve been working on a new piece with hand-rusted and hand-dyed fabrics. I’m hoping to finish the piecing soon. I am also doing some hand-stitching samples for an online workshop I’m taking.
    Love Aurifil thread. Thanks for the giveaway

  285. Susan Maresco says:

    A fat packet of African batiks found its way to me as did some wonderful varied yardage, so I made an African themed quilt for a world traveling cousin. Very wild to match her untamed spirit and including yukata fabrics, aboriginal designs, other batiks, Hawaiian prints, etc, a veritable mish mash. It’s a global delight full of energy and was so much fun to assemble, like making up a new dance.

  286. Janice Mockmore says:

    I just finished a panel quilt for my grandson, something quick and fun for him to play on or sleep with. I am enjoying cross-stitch and want to find ways to incorporate cross-stitch into some quilts.

  287. Barbara says:

    I am doing a panel One Block Wonder for a local Quilt Shop and making a series of Log cabin based quilts. Also hoping to complete a Japanese fabric quilt.

  288. Sally Morgan says:

    This summer I am focusing on a sampler quilt (full size, for a queen bed) I started last winter. It’s interesting to see my color choices for each block. As a sampler, obviously each is different. I started with a selection of fabrics, but as time goes by, I am more attracted to strong, bold contrasts.

  289. Sandra says:

    I’m finishing up a lap quilt — top is pieced.
    And I’m waiting for inspiration as I switch my sewing room to the master bedroom — this will entail looking at my collection of fabrics. I know something will catch my eye and lead to my next quilt.

  290. Dee Josephson says:

    A friend gifted me a piece of fabric that she identified as an Escher print. It was not an Escher print but, rather, an indigo batik print, about 30″ x 40″. It had what looked like abstract bamboo treed at the bottom and above them a big circle (moon or sun?) with birds flying around the circle. I decided to make a quilt out of it. I bordered it with a piece of batik that I had bought about 5 years ago–indigo blue with small white flowers. Then found another piece of blue and white batik at Joanne’s that I used for a second border. I started, after piecing the borders, with hand quilting the trees and some background patterns of clouds. I am now in the process of quilting the flowers on the first inner border by embroidering a french knot in the center of all the small flowers. I hope to complete it by his winter.

  291. Susan Beckman says:

    I am binding a UFO, creating a small challenge quilt and trying to finish basic blocks for my granddaughter’s quilt.

  292. Kathy Weyenberg says:

    I am working with indigo fabrics this summer. A blue and white quilt and an all blue quilt.

  293. Judi B says:

    I’m working on a poppy wall hanging and a sashiko table runner project. My machine (and I do also) loves Aurifil thread!

  294. Susan A says:

    I’m working on 2 king sized quilts for family members…lots of pieces!

  295. Betty Laughlin says:

    I’m working on ombre dyeing fabric to make a wall hanging. I’m also working on a quilt for my adorable nephew.

  296. Sylvia M. says:

    I am finishing quilts – a hexie quilt for a college graduation gift, a crib quilt for a grandbaby, a queen size quilt and a twin size that have been sitting for months in need of binding. Looking forward to starting a new project after these are completed.

  297. Sylvia M. says:

    Finishing projects this summer – a hexie quilt for a college graduation, a crib quilt for the grandbaby, and binding a queen and a twin that have been waiting for months. Looking forward to starting a new project as soon as these are completed.

  298. Sue Mattson says:

    I’m piecing a beach-themed throw quilt.

  299. Rochelle says:

    This summer I am working on a quilt for my great-great niece. I am designing it myself. The center has 3 large appliqué pieces of roller skates, a bike, and a rainbow. On either side I will make a 6×6 square rail and post quilt and cut it on the diagonal.

  300. Roberta DesRoches says:

    I have not fund a background fabric yet but I’m planning to make an inset circle quilt.
    I just love circles!

  301. JamieS says:

    Still big stitch quilting a quilt for my granddaughter. Wish I had a Sashiko machine like Victoria’s.

  302. lee says:

    Beautiful colors! This summer I am working on some picnic quilts for my sisters!

  303. Jan says:

    I’m finishing a quilt for my daughter that is a Gee’s Bend pattern currently. When that is done I’ll start a quilt for my brother in law. His wife has early onset Alzheimer’s and he gave me her large fabric stash when she could no longer sew or quilt.

  304. Jennifer McCall says:

    Those are beautiful fabrics! I am working on a new purse and blocks for a murder mystery quilt.

  305. Alana Yuratich says:

    Alana says
    I love applique, so I am creating a baby quilt with little rosebuds. Also making Christmas runners for gifts from Santa!

  306. Paula R in GA says:

    I’ve been doing A LOT of piecing scrappy tops because it’s too hot to do much of anything outside. I’m also working on some appliqué on wool w/fun embellishment stitching.

  307. Sally MB says:

    I’m working on three challenges for our art group under the title of ‘Wild Things: animal, vegetable, mineral. So much fun.

  308. Michele W. says:

    I am working on a pieced quilt back for my youngest granddaughter’s quilt and starting a quilt for my oldest grandson.

  309. Carol says:

    Well that’s a very good question; the stack is high with delusions of quilt tops at the ready; so far the stack hasn’t moved…However at or near the top is a very nice, simple throw quilt, so that’s where I’ll start (very very soon, I’m sure). You know things just come up-this time cataract surgery but wow, new vision!
    Work in progress-Carol.

  310. Kari Lippert says:

    I’m making a Nintendo quilt for my daughter’s classroom wall. The other three walls are decorated with the Nintendo characters and soon the fourth will be as well. Then I’ll do the robot and lego window shades she asked for. Working hard to get it done before school starts!! I do almost all of my work by hand and I love aurifil threads!

  311. Kazuko says:

    I’m working with inherited patchwork squares created by my late seamstress aunt to practice machine quilting.

  312. Lesley Knox says:

    I am working on a triptych inspired by the contrast between silk kimono and Japanese stone gardens
    Lesley

  313. Diana LeRay says:

    I’m working on modern memory quilts for my children and grandchildren using my husband’s shirts.

  314. Leslie Rose says:

    I’m working on cat themed potholders that I donate to a cat shelter in Rome, Italy. And trying to finish a Wheel of Fortune quilt for my son for Christmas. Donation quilts for veterans and dog quits for Patriot Paws dogs that are given to veterans in need.

  315. Cindy Brouillard says:

    I am working on a butterfly quilt.

  316. Angela J Short says:

    Cool giveaway! I’m trying to work on a lap quilt. Enjoy your day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom 🙂 🙂

  317. Kris Koponen says:

    I’m finishing a baby butterfly quilt, quilting a great blue heron quilt and a coffee cup quilt (1930’s type fabrics). Designing a Japan scene quilt with Yukata cottons for Fall project. All Gifts. Busy Summer!

  318. Janet Rose says:

    I’m working on a Judy Niemeyer quilt right now.

  319. Pam S says:

    Thank you for this fabulous giveaway! I recently took a trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas and I am working on an art quilt that will help me remember it – I’m trying to capture the colors of the mountains and lakes.

  320. Anna Abrams says:

    I am making a fun quilt with circles made with polka dots fabric. But….because of Summer travels and a family wedding, it is coming slowly.

  321. Judie Seferovich says:

    My projects this summer are a Marvel Avengers quilt for one of my great grandsons, my first attempt at appliqué in an artful fish quilt for another great grandson. I’m also almost finished with a disappearing hour glass quilt for a good friend whose favorite color is purple. After that, I’m attacking all the UFO’s in my studio, without buying more fabric!

  322. Mary McDermott says:

    I just love Okan Arts and the East Meets West Quilts. The fabric is always so beautiful!

  323. Dionne Matthies-Buban says:

    I just finished an “Organized Chaos” quilt, pattern is from Sujata Shah. No, I am quilting an abstract drunkard’s Path That I pieced a while back.

  324. Kearstie Grenier says:

    What beautiful threads and fabric! This summer I am working on quilting and binding 3 quilts for my guild’s quilt show which will be held in October. One quilt is a baby quilt with rather elaborate machine stitching, one is a quilting sampler, and the third is a small art quilt.

  325. Harlan S. Sexton says:

    Summer creative work has two themes – go further with each assignment from a techniques workshop I take at our LQS and finish a portfolio of quilt tops. Also our local Quilts of Valor group. And homemade bunting for our son’s new apartment in LA. And finish my Complex Curves piece. And and.and…!

  326. J Kelley says:

    I am working on some new-to-me blocks to try and increase my piecing skills.

  327. Bunnie says:

    I’m working on a slow stitch project in indigo fabrics and just finished a small kimono shaped wall hanging featuring Japanese bunnies.

  328. JoAnn B Freed says:

    I am working on natural dying with Hawaiian plants and un underwater tidepool landscape art quilt.

  329. Janet O says:

    This summer I have worked on several different quilts and finished four of them. Two were completed for gifts to our family reunion raffle, one for my sister-in-law’s birthday, and one for a couple that has been very kind to my husband and myself. Currently working on hand appliqué to be completed with hand quilted for a wall hanging.

  330. Sara N says:

    I am making a comfort quilt for a friend who will be undergoing cancer surgery and treatment. I also am working on blocks to trade with my scrap bee and making a series of small fused art quilts and I have an English Paper Piecing project by my television. (I think I know now why my working spaces get so messy)

  331. Helen L. Thompson says:

    I am working on a ‘square in a square’ piece featuring woven brown/redish Japanese fabric in the centers surrounded by rusted and shibori dyed muslin. So ‘Notan’ dark/light contrast.

    thanks for asking
    Helen L.Thompson

  332. Gloria Smith says:

    I’m working on UFOs, 2018 BOW from Primitive Gatherings, a fall scrap basket quilt and working on two quilts for a friend. Isn’t Quilting fun!

  333. Lisa Toth says:

    I am working on binding a charity quilt as part of a guild project. I did not make the quilt. I am working on getting my sewing studio clean and organized. A real project

  334. Kitty McLoud says:

    I am working on string blocks, using up scraps and I’m finishing up some charity quilts.

  335. Ms Barb says:

    Making pillowcases a pineapple chunk quilt, & disappearing 9 patch

  336. Judith Rosenkrantz says:

    I am working on a wedding quilt for my daughter and her new husband. Colors are green palm fronds and other greens and black.

  337. Frankie White says:

    Wall hanging from made from vintage strips of kimonos, purchased here in the UK. With Sashiko stitching. Hand stitching really slows the world down.

  338. Ginny Leber says:

    Wow what beautiful fabric and thread! I would really love to win them.
    I am working on two UFOs this month. Trying to tidy up a bit I guess.

  339. Pat Vetterlein says:

    I am working on a quilt top for Hero Quilts. This quilt will eventually go to a wounded soldier from our area.

  340. Karen Schwitzner says:

    I am finishing up my Kaffe Fassett Mystery quilt sewing and sandwiching another.

  341. Glenna C Denman says:

    I am currently working on a BOM from Kathleen Tracy’s Facebook group and preparing to quilt a BOM from Piecing the Past, but I am aching to do something with some pieces of indigo that I purchased recdently.

  342. Sita Dubeau says:

    Such interesting projects! Love the giveaways and I find them quite inspirational! I am working on two projects – one is a mobile with a quilted beach theme and includes a number of embroidered reused teabags and the other is a tiny quilt which is based on scraps of vintage Japanese silks.

  343. Del Thomas says:

    So many deadlines coming up. Finished a challenge quilt for the Surfside Quilters Guild in San Clemente, CA. Now en route to Coupeville, WA, for a dyeing class with Sue Benner. Then an August deadline for a “whisper quilt” for my art quilt group in San Diego. A major deadline for a November invitational exhibit at an art museum. And in between I need to work on a quilt for PIQF 2020 with the theme of Patterns of Nature – mine will be trees. Whew – hope I can get all this done. It would be an extra incentive to have such beautiful threads and fabric to work with. Hope this is my lucky month.

  344. Annette says:

    Thanks for a chance. No quilt project this summer. Logging in garden time when I can.

  345. Heather Hoof says:

    I was making a pineapple out of a tumbler template for a table runner. Got to thinking what would this look like for a Halloween table runner. So pulled out a bunch of Halloween fabrics and made the tops a bright orange. Also doing a hula skirt for a grandchild and a painters apron for a new preschooler grandchild.

  346. Mary Holshouser says:

    I’m making several bags that I will use as my
    purse. they are different themes (one is
    Route 55). They are roomy so I can carry
    lots of stuff, have lots of pockets, and
    lighter than a traditional leather bag.
    thanks for the chance to win this
    wonderful gift.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  347. Joyce says:

    I’m working on my Hawaiian scrap quilt as I have several bags of scraps, and I just love bright colors. I have Stage 4 breast cancer and quilting is such a great outlet while I have treatments, keeps my mind occupied and I simply love fabric! Your fabric would look beautiful on my quilt, and the threads would go with the quilting also.

  348. Kay Skov says:

    I am working on a pattern by Kathy Doughty entitled Dotty Diamonds using oranges and greens set off by a bold black and white printed sashing.

  349. Cynthia Mandarano says:

    I am making a Hachi Quilt with the Yucata Cottons I purchased in April at your shop. Which I LOVED BTW! I hope to see you in October for a retreat.
    Blessings,
    Cindi Mandarano
    Piece 2 Peace Quilting
    Boca Raton, FL

  350. Judith McGinty says:

    We have a little summer place on Redwood Creek – no phone, no internet, no TV, no sewing machine. So I’m doing hand work – a little Sashiko piece I got last year in Tokyo, and bindings for our guild’s veteran’s quilts that go to local Hospice.

  351. Eileen Keane says:

    I am working on 2 projects-one a BOM by Esther Aliu, and the other a class project from the Academy of Applique. Small steps on each one.

  352. TANYA WYATT says:

    Your “obi transformed” which I adore, has inspired me to try a similar project.

  353. Kane says:

    Spending my time finishing a couple of projects and selecting fabric and a pattern for a baby quilt for my grandson due to arrive in Oct. I also have some yukata fabric inherited from my mother that I plan to start work .

  354. Pam Durant says:

    I love hearing what you are up to, you are so creative. The fabric in this giveaway is inspiring too, because it seems to have so many possibilities. I’ve been working on a birthday gift, I finished piecing the top yesterday, and I am really ready to look at a completely different group of fabric than those I have been working with for this project!

  355. Marcia says:

    I’m working on 2 baby quilts, one for my nephew and his wife, another for a coworker.

  356. Ann P Hudson says:

    I am working on my quilt guild’s mystery quilt-a-long, finishing up a large paper pieced spikey quilt, starting the design and pulling of fabric process for a queen size quilt for my daughter as a Christmas present. Would love to try this thread!

  357. Ann Hudson says:

    I am working on my quilt guild’s mystery quilt-a-long, finishing up a large paper pieced spikey quilt, starting the design and pulling of fabric process for a queen size quilt for my daughter as a Christmas present. Would love to try this thread!

  358. Cheryl Scott says:

    I just found you and your East Meets West book on my new Kindle I received for my July birthday! Have always loved Japanese fabrics and now I have ideas how to use them! Thank you! This summer I helped my granddaughter make a patchwork pillow and I made a baby quilt for a friend.

  359. Evelyn Lee says:

    Quilts for my grandchildren are on my docket this summer.

  360. pjdominici says:

    This summer I am working on shrinking my UFO pile of quilts. Only three to go. Wish me luck.