Ogee/Curlicue Quiltalong and Pattern Giveaway!

/ Thursday, 14 April 2011 /
I’m excited that people want to quilt along with me to make an Ogee (aka Curlicue) quilt!  The first step in quilting along is to acquire the pattern; you won't be able to follow along without it.  As I mentioned last time, I know that lots of folks may already have it (although I haven't seen many quilts made up from it yet - I have been given permission to show the two I have seen - besides Rebecca's original and mine - here in this post).
Curlicue Crush
Rebecca Johnson's original
If not, you can buy it for a very reasonable price at Rebecca’s online shop.  For me, the best thing about buying from her shop is that the pattern is available via download – it comes in a .pdf file that you can print out, or just read on your iPad immediately, with no need to watch the mailbox.

Made by Penny at sewtakeahike.

Because she is the sweetest lady in the southern hemisphere, Rebecca is donating three copies of the pattern for a giveaway to inaugurate the quiltalong!  She is excited to see all the new versions of her quilt that we will be creating!  I'll leave the giveaway open until April 22, when the Passover seders are over, then I'll draw the names of the winners.  In the meantime, think about what fabrics you want to use!




I am walking on air because I managed to create my very own button for the QAL - you can find it over on the right panel of my blog, and I am attempting to embed it in this post, as well.  Html and I are only nodding acquaintances at the very best, so I'm counting this as a real victory.  You can grab the code if you would like to add the button to your blog.  I also started a Flickr group, where we can post photos of fabric selection and ongoing progress. etc.  So if you are going to quilt along, go over and join the Flickr group.
Kaffe Curlicue Crush
Made by quiltjane

I am going to use about six weeks to conduct the quiltalong.  Of course you can join at any time and progress at your own pace, but I am trying to get mine completed before high school graduation.   I am going to lead you along the path that worked for me when I made the pattern the first time, and I will point out some errors that I made, to save you from falling in those particular pits.  Of course, I can't promise we won't discover new ones!  Here is a rough outline:

Week 1  Materials needed, thoughts of fabric selection, things to consider in fabric layout (e.g., what counts as directional fabric - you will be surprised)
Week 2  Cutting - fun adventures with templates
Week 3  How to keep track of what pieces go with what if you don't have a design wall (I don't)
Week 4  Practice week for curves - sewing scraps both with pins and without pins (my favourite)
Week 5 Piecing frenzy!
Week 6 Piecing frenzy concludes with finished quilt top
Throughout:  Plenty of encouragement and camaraderie!
DSC_0175
Mine!

So without further ado, let's proceed to the giveaway!  To qualify for a chance at one of the patterns, leave me a comment telling me what fabric line or colours you would choose for this quilt.  I will choose three winners at random on April 22.   I can't emphasize strongly enough that if you are a no-reply blogger, I probably cannot contact you if you are a winner.  (I really blame Blogger for not making this clear to people - I am sure most no-reply bloggers think they are not, since they have to enter their email address whenever they leave a comment.)  Also, if you are a blogger intending to quilt along, please leave your blog title in the comment and I will assemble a blog roll for the sidebar.  

59 comments:

{ Deb } on: 14 April 2011 at 08:03 said...

LOVE the pattern and I think I would use one of the newer lines of fabric, maybe Strawberry Fields to see what it would look like with a lighter line of fabric. Thanks!

{ Michele Pacey } on: 14 April 2011 at 08:10 said...

if i were to make this quilt, it would be a scrap quilt because that's the kind of quilt i prefer. so to the stash I'd go... lovely giveaway! best of luck with the quilt-along, i'll be watching from the sidelines!

{ Rachel } on: 14 April 2011 at 08:42 said...

Wow, this quilt is fantastic and I want to make one! Mostly because any kind of curve scares me so much I try not to even dwell on it for long. I have only been quilting for a little over a year now. I think I would certainly learn a lot. Not sure What line I would make it out of. Maybe some Kaffe Fassett?

http://toosoonerlatethanbetter1.blogspot.com/

rjcbirdie@hotmail.com

Anonymous on: 14 April 2011 at 09:30 said...

Quilt-A-Long = FUN! I think that I would probably use some Heather Ross Mendocino mixed with some scraps I have. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

ashley

ashleycreasman@hotmail.com

{ Bree } on: 14 April 2011 at 09:46 said...

Yay for a giveaway! I'm planning to use Sunkissed for this. I know it's a lot lighter than the quilts you have pictured, but I have a plan in my head, I promise. Possibly with a smidgen of additional surprise :)
My blog is Distant Pickles... I think it's linked in my profile.

distantpickles@yahoo.com

{ Peach Rainbow } on: 14 April 2011 at 09:50 said...

I think I'd use some fabric from my stash for a scrappy look ;D
Thanks for the chance!

{ Dee } on: 14 April 2011 at 10:05 said...

Not up for the QAL time wise right now, but you know I'm going to be following along, droolingly over all the beautiful fabrics and colors everyone chooses!

Num, num, num!

{ Julie } on: 14 April 2011 at 10:08 said...

I have been eyeballing this pattern for so long now, thanks for doing this quilt along, It's the kick I need to finally tackle those curves! I am undecided on the fabric. I don't know if I want to use a FQ bundle I have or put random fabrics together. My first thought was to use Parisville, but I just used that up on the Supernova Quilt Along.

I am Bree's (comment #5) blog partner, here's our blog address:

http://distantpickles.blogspot.com/

We'll get a post up soon about the QAL! Thanks!!

{ Lee } on: 14 April 2011 at 10:41 said...

I think Cherry Fizz would be great by HenryGlass
thanks
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{ Suzanna } on: 14 April 2011 at 10:48 said...

I will start with some Japanese fabrics and if I'm not happy with how the work together I just might mine my stash. Too bad there aren't more pictures of completed versions of this quilt or I'd have a better idea of what fabrics I like or don't like for this particular quilt.

And I finally have a blog. threadsonthreads.wordpress.com

{ Crafty Maine Mom } on: 14 April 2011 at 11:03 said...

I was thinking about pulling out my batiks. I have a lot of blue-green-purple colors. I may sprinkle a grey in there too.

{ Lindsay Conner } on: 14 April 2011 at 11:42 said...

I have actually been thinking about this quite a bit. I like the idea of a Honey Child quilt because of the organic swirls and paisleys, but I'm also thinking that Hello Betty might be fun--mixing it up with geometrics!

{ Our Busy Little Bunch } on: 14 April 2011 at 12:13 said...

I LOVE this pattern and would use all the scraps left over from my girls sundresses and skirts that I've been sewing! THANKS for the chance!

{ Janelle } on: 14 April 2011 at 12:30 said...

I just got a curve master foot yesterday to try on something else, and this looks like fun too! I'm thinking it would be fun in Kaffe Fassett's fabrics - or maybe fig tree...
peachspark@hotmail.com

{ pirate } on: 14 April 2011 at 13:31 said...

This is one seriously awesome pattern! I have a messload of purple fabric (no specific line, just a whole BUNCH) and a daughter who loves, loves, loves purple!

Sooooo .. my Ogee/Curlique quilt will be a study in purples. :-)

{ Christina } on: 14 April 2011 at 13:52 said...

I love your version of this quilt! I would love to win a pattern. I think I would use some of my sanctuary fabrics in the cool tons. Blues, greys and greens!

{ ktquilts } on: 14 April 2011 at 13:55 said...

I have a sweet stack of Tanya Whelan florals with, of course, some Jennifer Paganelli fabrics thrown in for good measure! Great quilt a long!!

{ Thelma } on: 14 April 2011 at 16:40 said...

Don't include my name in your giveaway and I won't be joining your sew along, but will be watching for updates and enjoying everyone's progress from the sidelines. Good luck, you're off to a great start. I'm envious of your button making skills and how organized your sew along is!

{ Greta } on: 14 April 2011 at 18:25 said...

Shoot! I just put myself on the tightest budget ever so I can't buy anything right now. So please pick me because I want to play along. Pick me! Pick Me!

{ JanetK } on: 14 April 2011 at 18:38 said...
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{ JanetK } on: 14 April 2011 at 18:39 said...

I would love to try this pattern. I can join a QAL, but may have to go slower. I have so many stash fabrics that may work - I'll have to take a look. Otherwise I may get some Fandango or some Central Park to make it since I love those but haven't put either into a project yet.
janetzone@comcast.net
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{ Sallie } on: 14 April 2011 at 19:35 said...

I love the pattern and the originals on your blog. I would use blues and soft yellows or else I'd use Christmas fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

{ Fabric } on: 14 April 2011 at 20:26 said...

I'm considering using Odyssea for this quilt. I still need to work out the details in my head, but I'd like to try something different.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to quilt along, but if I do, I'll be blogging about it at http://www.fabricdonkey.com.

fabricdonkey at gmail dot com

{ wishes, true and kind } on: 14 April 2011 at 21:52 said...

I'm thinking this would look beautiful in some of my OOP Amy Butler prints. Oh, now I'm going to be dreaming about this pattern and AB fabric all night!

{ dokiquilts } on: 14 April 2011 at 21:52 said...

i'm really intrigued by this quilt! i would use my FQ bundle of Dolce by tanya whelan :-)

{ annmarie } on: 14 April 2011 at 22:35 said...

I would love to make this. If I do I would use all the large print flower pieces I have in my stash.

{ Connie } on: 15 April 2011 at 08:10 said...

Beautiful quilt! If I made this quilt I would use batiks, thanks for the giveaway.

{ Debbie } on: 15 April 2011 at 08:10 said...

Oh Oh, my bed needs a new quilt, and this would be perfect. I have Sunkissed fabrics picked out for that quilt, so that is what I'm going to use :) I have paneled walls and this will take that edge off! Thanks so much :)

{ Lisa Marie } on: 15 April 2011 at 08:22 said...

Beautiful quilts! I think I would make this in aqua and lime green. Very cheerful for spring. I have a stack of fabrics in those colors ready to go.

{ Kathy H } on: 15 April 2011 at 09:39 said...

I think all those quilts look just gorgeous with all the different lines used. I would use Kaffe Fasset's fabrics with it. It would really show them off nicely. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

{ Laura Jane } on: 15 April 2011 at 09:41 said...

Wowee, I love your version! so fresh!

I have a bit of a thing for Ty Pennington's Impressions at the moment, so if I win and join your QAL then I will use the green selection!

{ Mommarock } on: 15 April 2011 at 09:56 said...

Wow I'm loving that pattern.. I see it in a whole new light after seeing it on your blog. If I were lucky enough to win, I would like to do it in the colors of fall, Reds, oranges, yellows, rusts.. Mmm, I can see it now!

{ Rhonda } on: 15 April 2011 at 11:40 said...

What a great giveaway!! I think that I would use a primary colors for this one! And wouldn't it look pretty in Christmas-y colors, too?

{ Anne } on: 15 April 2011 at 14:09 said...

I love the curlicue pattern. I would love to make mine with the rich colors and prints of "Scarlet Penelope Three" by Holly Holderman!

{ Tezzcan } on: 15 April 2011 at 14:59 said...

I love the pattern and I plan on getting it eventually, along with the Sandcastle one ;)
I would probably choose blues/ or blues/purples. Then again I might do another in christmasy fabrics.

{ Mary } on: 15 April 2011 at 15:33 said...

I haven't decided on colors yet, but I am definitely going to make it and quilt-a-long! I think I will try to use my stash for this one. LOL

My blog is http://www.quiltgenius.com

Mary

{ Brenda } on: 15 April 2011 at 15:38 said...

The pattern reminds me of Chinese Lanterns. I would like to use some Red, Black and White oriental fabrics for a special gal I have in mind

{ Janet } on: 15 April 2011 at 16:10 said...

This is a great pattern. I have a nice collection of Kaffe Fassett fabric which would like mighty nice done up this way. Thanks for a chance to win.

{ Linda } on: 15 April 2011 at 17:08 said...

I would use my stash and make a scrappy version!

{ Deb } on: 15 April 2011 at 20:56 said...

I'd use purples because I've been collecting all sorts of purple patterned fabric.

{ Carla } on: 15 April 2011 at 22:45 said...

Beautiful quilt! If I were to make this, I would like to use aquas and teals. Thanks for a chance to win!

{ bountiful quilter } on: 16 April 2011 at 01:17 said...

I have been hoarding a stack of fat quarters-large florals and polka dots in deep blues, periwinkle, and bright yellow/green. I think they will be perfect for this quilt. Thanks for the oppurtunity to win the pattern.

{ Dianne Neale } on: 16 April 2011 at 02:32 said...

I've been looking for a nice pattern for some Central Park. This could be it!

{ Quilter in the Gap } on: 16 April 2011 at 09:01 said...

I have no idea what fabrics I would choose. I generally don't buy "lines" but instead buy bits and pieces of what appeals to me. I do, however, have quite a bit of purples and yellows that I think would play well together (maybe). I would qal if I won the pattern but cannot afford a purchase at this time since my car died and I am forced to be on the market for such a big purchase UGH (hate it when life gets in the way).

{ two hippos } on: 16 April 2011 at 10:36 said...

It's beautiful. I'm thinking maybe one of the aviary 2 colorways, perhaps the yellow/granite one.

maget on: 17 April 2011 at 09:45 said...

I love your idea of doing this pattern in solids. If I'm lucky enough to win I think I'd like to do a version in shot cottons and solids, probably in blues and greens because that's what I have in the stash at the moment. I can't wait to see everyone's quilts! Thanks!

littlefurymaget(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

{ Leanne } on: 17 April 2011 at 10:31 said...

I have this pattern and so how can I refuse a quilt along to give it a try. I don't know what fabrics yet, my rule for quilt alongs is to try to use something I already have on hand, but I have yet to make a choice.
My blog is at www.shecanquilt.com

{ Brita } on: 18 April 2011 at 13:55 said...

I have loved that pattern since I first saw it. It reminds me of Christmas ornaments, so I think it would be awesome in Christmas colors, or a Christmas line of fabrics.

{ petiteblogger } on: 18 April 2011 at 16:51 said...

This would be so fun! I have never joined a quilt-a-long before. If I win & join I would probably be a little slower as well as we are going to be in China for 2 weeks either in May or June- but I would still try hard to keep up! :)
I have a bundle of vintage blues & yellows that I would probably use....

{ Kelsey } on: 18 April 2011 at 20:37 said...

I'm thinking of arranging my curlie-ques in alternating columns od kona lemon (or cactus?), coal, and ash.

Not 100% sure if I can QAL yet - depends on when it starts and some of my other real life obligations. :/ If I do my blog is kelseyprantis.blogspot.com.

{ OhioMomPatriot } on: 18 April 2011 at 21:37 said...

I would use my DD's new fav colors, purple and green and black. You can see what we made this weekend in those colors here
http://sageendeavors.blogspot.com/2011/04/finished-project.html
Thanks for the giveaway!

{ Susanne } on: 19 April 2011 at 05:30 said...

I would choose small sprint. Maybe some dots and stripes? A mordern version :)
Bye
Susann

{ Sarita } on: 20 April 2011 at 09:23 said...

What a great idea! Love the pattern and would love to QAL.

I think it would look stunning in any color combo, actually.

{ Rie } on: 20 April 2011 at 23:00 said...

I think I'd use different shades of green to represent nature.

{ Rach } on: 21 April 2011 at 11:50 said...

I love this quilt! I think I would do a bunch of big kaffe fassett- style prints.

{ Gale W } on: 21 April 2011 at 12:14 said...

I've been wanting to do this quilt for a long time! I love this pattern and would love to do the quilt along.

{ Beeshebags } on: 22 April 2011 at 03:52 said...

What an interesting pattern....looks like fun to make. I think I'd have to make a mix 'n' match one (ie scrappy!) Hugs Naomi

{ MoeWest } on: 22 April 2011 at 14:29 said...

I've been collecting greens for my granddaughter. This pattern would be great for them.

{ Mary on Lake Pulaski } on: 15 August 2011 at 18:56 said...

I have the pattern already and am thinking of using blues from my stash which includes Innocent Crush and Prince Charming. I'm going to quilt along http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com/

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