17 October 2014

Friday Finish: the Make It Do quilt (plus a pattern and fabric giveaway!)

Introducing the Make It Do Quilt












I quilted it in a wavy pattern with a variegated blue/green thread, using this tutorial. My first time with variegated thread, and I'm pretty happy with it.

This one is fat-eighth friendly, or use your scraps to make a beautiful rainbow-y one like my pattern tester Kate:



I don't know about all pattern testers, but I think Kate is the best. She says she specializes in t-shirt quilts, but that really is a cover-up for specializing in awesome anything. Seriously. Go check out her blog and tell me she isn't amazing (or that she doesn't have the funniest cats). And she runs half marathons. While eating Lemon Oreos. You know the kind of friend, who gets invited to your party along with everyone else, but she actually shows up? She shows up to all my Color Monday parties. Even after those half marathon weekends. See? Told you she was some kind of awesome.

The pattern is available in my Craftsy shop as a PDF download for $5 until the 31st. After that, the price is $9.

But who would like a free one?

Leave a comment here and you can enter to win a copy. Leave a comment on Kate's blog to enter to win a copy over there. Two chances to win! (And if you buy the pattern and end up winning it, I'll refund you the purchase price, so you don't lose out if you buy now!)

A separate giveaway is running over on Instagram. Snap a photo of your stash pull (if you're Making It Do), or take a picture of your choice of F8 bundle over at Westwood Acres (my all time favorite shop!). To be eligible, you have to:

  • follow and tag me @porchswingquilts
  • include the hashtag #makitdoquiltgiveaway 
The lucky, random winner will receive the F8 bundle of their choice from Westwood Acres.

*If you need some help with Instagram, follow this link to set up your account. I really recommend you do, and start following your favorite bloggers. Things are happening all the time on IG! Giveaways, quiltalongs, crazy cats, swaps - blogging is still my platform of choice for big posts, but for one picture? IG! Get an account and get started! You want feedback immediately on which border fabric to choose? Post it on IG. You want to see a quick 15 second tutorial from Angela Walters? IG baby!



Giveaways run through the 31st, same as the sale.

Linking up! And checking it off the 4QFAL list!

Quilt Statistics:
Finished size: 66X80
Top fabrics: Bella White and a Horizon Fat Eighth bundle
Back fabrics: Bella Hyacinth
Binding fabric: Horizon print  
Quilted: in continuous wave

54 comments:

  1. i love the blue, green, and purple color combo and the swirly wave quilting.

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  2. So cute! I like both examples. Congrats on your first pattern! And your quilting makes it look so snuggly.

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  3. This is a great pattern! It takes a simple churn dash and vamps it up nicely. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  4. Wow! I love a good churn dash. And this one's scrappy to boot? Lovely work. Congrats on your first pattern.

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  5. Love how you've upscaled The Wind tutorial (The Inbox Jaunt) for your quilt! It looks beautiful! And I love your photography, too!

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  6. Wonderful finish, and well done on the pattern!

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  7. Your quilt is gorgeous, Jennie. Congratulations on publishing the pattern. How exciting for you.

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  8. OMG!! It is abolutely GORGEOUS!!!! And the churn dash have alwasy been my favorite block...and I love your twist on it! Thank you for offering it as a givaway! My fingers are crossed...

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  9. I love the variegated thread! just beautiful. And I love the purples, blues and greens. It's such a traditional pattern, but you've made it look fresh.

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  10. Jennie it is simply stunning. I can hardly wait to start! Beautiful work on both versions.

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  11. Don't enter me as I just purchased your patternšŸ˜€. Great looking quilt. A nice use of a fat eighth bundle. I also like how the design flows out to the border. And I love your Monday color features. Thank you!

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  12. Wow! I love it! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve :) looks like I have a new favorite quilt designer! Congratulations!

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  13. I love the very different variations shown. Congrats on the first pattern.

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  14. I love the scrappy version of this quilt. Of course there is nothing wrong with the original except I have tons of scraps that need to be used, lol.

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  15. It's so pretty. Nice choice of colours

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  16. Simply stunning. Love the colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. I would love to win this pattern. I would make it in scrappy oranges for an annual challenge that I enter each year. Then I would donate the quilt to a children's charity.

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  18. beautiful quilt, really like the colors
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  19. Love this pattern, and love your IG giveaway! :)

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  20. This is a beautiful pattern! I would use all of my favorite scraps in this one. sarah@forrussia.org

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  21. I love variegated threads. Pretty colours and your quilting is so beautiful, really adds movement to the quilt. Lovely!

    -Soma

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  22. Beautiful work, as always, Jennie :)

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  23. This is a wonderful quilt. I really like the variegated quilt thread! I'm not very adventurous and haven't moved beyond white or off white. Plahrmer@woh.rr.com

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  24. What a great quilt - I love the colours you used!!

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  25. I love the freshness of all those beautiful cool colored fabrics you have used. Very lovely.

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  26. Love how your quilt turned out!

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  27. Gorgeous pattern. Love the colors

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  28. What a beautiful quilt! Love the quilting.

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  29. Love the fabrics used in your quilt. Very nice pattern!

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  30. Pattern is great. Loved your fmq and her rainbow colors.

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  31. NEAT PATTERN!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  32. I love your new pattern! I made a baby quilt from a Horizon fat quarter bundle and I have a lot of fabric left over - thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. I have to admit the Horizon fabric caught my eye first, but your pattern is wonderful too. I can easily see it in all sorts of fabric lines/color ways. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be ordering shortly!

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  34. Beautiful! Congrats on your first Pattern!

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  35. i love the rainbow pallet that katie used, beautiful.

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  36. I'd make this in purples for my guest room!

    kyramcquary at yahoo dot com

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  37. Such a beautiful pattern - love how you have combined all of the block designs together! Really like the cool colour scheme you have used with the lovely Horizon fabrics.

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  38. This would be a perfect pattern for a Christmas quilt that is on my project list. Thanks

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  39. Been wanting to combine a couple classic blocks in one quilt but having a hard time choosing. Love the Horizon colors. This turned out just like I picture mine will some day. Must head over to your pattern shop. Cindy bluemoonstensils at yahoo dot com

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  40. Have wanted to combine a couple classic blocks in one quilt for a long time. This turned out beautiful. Love the Horizon colors. Could just head over to your pattern shop and half the thinking would be done for me. Might finally stop procrastinating and get it made. Cindy bluemoonstencils at yahoo dot com

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  41. It's a fabulous pattern and quilt. I love the rainbow one too.

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  42. What a great quilt! Great job.

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  43. The blue version is very elegant! Congrats on designing a great pattern!

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  44. Really love the colors and the swirls.

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  45. Looks a lovely pattern and I love that it can be made scrappy.

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  46. Gorgeous quilt and lovely pattern! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  47. I love patterns that can be easily made using scraps. Thanks for the chance to win your pattern!

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  48. Beautiful quilt pattern and I love your choice of purple, blue and green colours. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. Awesome design, love it and the fabrics you used.

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  50. Great Quilt. I like that it is fat 8th friendly.

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  51. Ooh I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance Jennie! PS I think I follow your personal account on Instagram not your Quilty one, which is fine but I don't get to see all your Quilty photos. I'll go over now and have a look.

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