Wihp Up another Free Pattern!

February 19, 2009 at 8:16 am | Posted in general chatter, new patterns, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Today Imagine That… quilts is featured on whipup.net. Click here to see Philip does the Mowing. It is a bit of a tongue in cheek quilt about my son, who (sometimes) does the mowing, but doesn’t always manage to mow in straight lines. My husband just smiles and thanks him for his help. I found a photo where he was wearing a hat and printed it onto printable fabric. The printed photo doesn’t look too bad at all with the hat included!

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Thank you so much to Kathreen who organises and maintains whipup.net. What a fabulous resource it is for all crafty types!

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Another Giveaway

February 15, 2009 at 9:20 am | Posted in competitions, general chatter | 1 Comment

I recently received an email from Julia B who won the very first Imagine That… quilts competition. She has decided to have a Firefighter quilt made featuring her husband  – who is a firefighter! How perfect! I am currently hard at work putting the quilt togther for her, once it is finished I will need to post it all the way to England. I can’t wait to hear the reaction from his firefighting colleagues when they see it.

Did you see Imogen gives a Valentine recently featured on oneprettything.com? Rachel does a fantastic job of putting together links to beautiful craft all over the internet. Hopefully you will find a few Imagine That… quilts popping up in other places soon.

Now I think it time for another give away. So far no one has posted a photo to the gallery of the Imagine That… quilts website. Perhaps you are all just a little shy? As a little encouragement I have decided that the first person to post a photo there will be sent a free pattern. Some people have purchased patterns, but you could make one of the free downloads – Tracey is a Quilter  (you must be a member of the Imagine That… quilts community to see this page) or Imogen gives a Valentine. Once you post your photo send me an email via the contact page. The first email I receive will be the winner. Good luck!

Happy quilting,

Tracey

Fairy Variation

January 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm | Posted in general chatter, patterns | 1 Comment

This weekend it was my niece’s fourth birthday. Imogen features on the “Imogen is a Fairy” quilt.

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She just loves this quilt, but I am mean and I keep it as a sample. She only gets to see it when she comes over.

I wanted to make another one for her birthday. I took this photo of her on Friday…

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Her eyes are the most amazing colour. So I decided to make her another fairy quilt before her birthday party on Sunday, using this photo. Nothing like a little last minute pressure to get you moving!

Generally when I make the Imagine That… quilts I make the photographs grey scale – just to take out any background or distraction. This one I printed onto the fabric in colour because she was wearing the fairy crown and her eyes are so lovely. I also enlarged the fairy templates and one flower on the photocopier. I wanted it to be a little bigger so she could put it on her bed or use it on the couch. I am quite pleased with how it all turned out.

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Needless to say, she loves it.

Welcome…

January 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Posted in general chatter, patterns | 2 Comments

to the first members of the Imagine That… community. I’m so pleased that you have joined us. Come along to the forums and introduce yourself. If you have a blog, let us know so we can visit you.

I hope you have visited the members area and downloaded your free pattern. Be sure to take a photo of it once you have made it. I’d love to see it in the gallery.

I’d like to feature one of the little quilts today. This one is Chelsea is a Princess and it was the very first Imagine That.. quilt that I made.

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For some time I had been developing the idea for these quilts with the photos of children on them. My quilting friends Kirsty and Flo had been very supportive and offered my lots of encouragement. Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is take that very first step and these girls gave me the push that I needed to get going!

The things I love most about this little quilt are these purple flowers:

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They contrast so beautifully with the orange background.

I love her shoes:

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When my sister and I were little we always drew our ladies wearing elegant high heels like these!

Lastly, I love her crown:

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I used sparkly fairy frost fabric on this. I love the way it shimmers and I try to use it where ever I can, especially on quilts for children.

I hope you’ll enter the competition to have a quilt made for you using the photograph of a little one in your life. Don’t be shy, just read below, link to the post on your blog and leave a comment. I’ll draw the competition on the 1st of February.

Good luck everyone!

Happy quilting, Tracey

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