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At Least I’m Not Going Backward!


Giveaway alert!  Keep reading!  The contest is now over.  Thanks for stopping by!

I’m so tired that I feel like I have one gear.  At least it’s not reverse!  I know.  It’s my fault.  I’m too stupid to go to bed.  But I got this done!

This is the third of eight quilts from the book Living Large 2 by Heather Peterson of Anka’s Treasures.  (My goal is to make all eight quilts in the book.)  It’s called Spanish Tiles.  Here are two of Heather’s for comparison.  I’ve teased Heather for years that I love to crucify her patterns.  In this case, I think I did ok.

The fabric is an older line of Valori Wells’ called Sole.  I would have loved to have some of those paisley fabrics!  My favorite fabric in this quilt is the big floral with the lime green background!

And here’s one more shot for those of you who like things straight.  This photo has one little addition to it.  Just ignore him it.

And now for the giveaway!  How would you like to win a fat quarter of the 9 florals in this quilt?  That’s enough to make the center and the border.  All you have to add is the background and a contrast.  And that’s not all!  Heather has offered to throw in a copy of her book, Living Large 2!   Leave a comment by Sunday, July 31st at midnight central time, and I’ll have The Genius pick a number.  (It’s her birthday on Sunday!)

My next project is cut and the piecing has commenced.  I’m using Arcadia by Sanae for Moda.

I have a problem though.  I don’t have border fabric for this quilt and it’s gone.  I’m not finding it anywhere.  If you have a couple of yards that you’d be willing to sell me, I’d be forever grateful!  Just click on “Contact Me” at the top of the page and let me know what you have.

And now I’m going to hang out on my bed and play solitaire.  I’m not going to get sucked into any projects tonight.  I’m going to bed before 3 AM.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

150 thoughts on “At Least I’m Not Going Backward!

  1. That’s really cute.

  2. Your quilt is gorgeous! I would love to win! Get some rest, you deserve it!

  3. Love your quilt top and I’d love to win the material and pattern!

  4. Love the quilt and that lime green fabric is SO fine! What a great opportunity hope I win!!!

  5. Your quilt is super – so bright and fresh! I’d love to win the book and fabric – I could have a lot of fun!

  6. Love your quilt — I love Heather’s stuff.
    Nice work (sleep is overrated!!!)

    Be well, good luck at solitare.

  7. I LOVE this quilt! Great combination of fabric and pattern that I would love to replicate. Thanks for the giveway –

  8. What a great quilt…love the colorful fabrics and design!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Wow! that is one SPECTACULAR quilt…wonderful colors and design…whoever wins will be a lucky person!!!


  10. wow, that’s a beautiful quilt! good job! 🙂

  11. Nice quilt. It would be fun to make a similar one.

  12. My friend is an amazing seamstress who just bought her first house. I would love to win this and give to her for a housewarming present!

  13. Love your choice of fabrics! Beautiful quilt.

  14. OMG – so fresh and exciting! Simply love your colour combinations.

  15. Very bright and colorful–I haven’t quilted in years but am afraid to start again although you sorely tempt me. How do you combine both interests, knitting and quilting and keep your interest steady in both?

  16. Ooh that’s gorgeous!

  17. Would be great to win this fabric and pattern. Happy Birthday to Heather!

  18. That’s gorgeous — love both the fabrics and the pattern!

  19. What a great pattern to showcase those larger print fabrics!

    Happy Birthday Heather!

  20. The smile on the ‘it’ peeking out is just frosting on a beautiful cake.
    Love it all.

  21. Now I know how you get so much done! No fair, not sleeping. (Yes, I’m 6)
    Beautiful quilt!
    I hope my name gets chosen for the giveaway!
    Maybe you’ll get lucky for your border—-fingers crossed!

  22. You both did a great job on the quilt, the design & putting it together. Great for showing off large prints. Would love the chance to try it!

  23. WOW!!! I LOVE how it turned out. I’m anxious to see the rest of the quilts you make from the book. I would absolutely love the chance to be able to try and make that one myself and perhaps try to keep up with you and do the other quilts in her book. Thanks for sharing!!

  24. Beautiful quilt! I really enjoy Heather’s patterns and fabrics. This pattern is wonderful for those large floral prints. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Orange is my favorite color!! I liked your progress pics so much that yesterday I went online and bought Heather’s book and some Kaffe fat quarters to make this with! So if I win, I will be passing this on to my Mom and hopefully we can make this together. You’re an inspiration to us quilting gals 🙂 Blessings on you today!

  26. Wow, that quilt is stunning! You do fabulous work.

  27. Your quilt is so pretty! I would love to win and be able to make it!!

  28. I think the fabric choices are perfect. I know some gray cold winter day that would really brighten up any home. Count me in please, my sister is a quilter and I couldn’t think of a nicer gift for her than these fabrics. Thanks!

  29. I love your quilt. The colors would be perfect for my bedroom. I have been looking for book to buy since I love working with large prints.

  30. The lime green floral is my favorite too, but the whole darn thing is great.

  31. The orange is fabulous. Any quilt by Heather is great. Thank you for the opportunity.

  32. Would love to win your giveaway. I find that I do my best work and/or waste the most time when everyone else in the house is sound asleep…..

  33. Great job on the quilt! I LOVE those fabrics! If only I could stay up late. My little ones have their internal alarms set for 5:30-6:00AM. Maybe when they’re teens, huh? A chance to win the fabrics AND a book from Heather? Oh how lucky I would be! Thanks!

  34. It’s beautiful!!!! I love the colors!

  35. I would love to win the quilt fabric. Thank you for giving all of us a chance. The amount of things you get done never ceases to amaze me.

  36. Your quilt is beautiful! It’s looks very summer and happy! 🙂

  37. Perhaps it would wake me up! I’m tired of this heat…..
    Christmas, winter & snow is less than 5 months away!
    Could have used “Living Large 2” while making a quick fun quilt for grandson # 2.
    Maybe today is my lucky day.

  38. Beautiful!!! I am a new quilter with little stash!! Would love to win your giveaway!

  39. I started following Heathers blog a while back because I live in MN and your blog was listed in her side bar so I have been reading about all your lovely knitting, quilts and family. You have a great sense of humor.Thanks for all the inspiration and I would love to win the fabric and book.

  40. Love the colors in that quilt!! You are amazing! Wish I could help out with the border. Quilt on!

  41. WOW!!!!! I love the fabric/pattern combo here….spectacular!

  42. I love Heather’s quilts and fabric! I would love a chance to win this fabric and book! Thanks!

  43. I am amused at all you accomplish……….would love to be the winner………! Thank you for the chance to win !

  44. OOPS, that should read I am amazed at all you accomplish………still would love the chance to win !!

  45. The more I see your quilts, the closer I am getting to getting this book. It would be so fun to win. I so enjoy our blog.

  46. Very cute quilt, although I’m not surprised, love everything you post!

  47. BEAUTIFUL quilt as always!!!! Happy Birthday to the Genius who shares a birthday with my nephew Daniel (also a Genius who was valedictorian when he graduated from Middle School last month). He will be 14 and one of the nicest kids you would ever want to meet. I’m proud to be his Aunt/Godmother :).

  48. Love how the quilt turned out. The book sounds fantastic. I also know the feeling of looking at the clock and knowing the next day is going to be a problem. Like if I go to bed now and immediately fall asleep, how much sleep can I get before someone expects me to be up and semi-alert and functional.

  49. I love your fabric choices and I really, really want this book! Thanks for the great giveaway! Pick me! Pick me! 🙂

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  51. Absolutely beautiful! I would LOVE to win the book and the fat quarters…I think I need some new brigh fabrics for a quilt! May I have the “addition” to the picture also if I win?

    Vanessa in Oklahoma

  52. someday I will HAVE to win, yes? The fabric is gorgeous.

  53. Love the quilt!
    Alison in California!

  54. Your quilt is by far the prettiest that I have seen, great joice of fabric.

  55. Such a happy quilt!

  56. Great colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. The quilt turned out beautiful! The kids are cute too, enjoying summer! Thanks for the giveaway! I am feeling lucky!

  58. Your quilt is beautiful ! I love the fabrics. Thanks for offering them.

  59. Great quilt! (And the little addition at the bottom is pretty cute, too!) Put my name in the hat!

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  61. I think I am stuck in low gear too! Cannot get enough sleep…… to do that!

    Love your interpretation of this quilt and agree with your fav block. The big flowers make a statement.

  62. Love Anka and especially this new book – would really like to win it!

  63. Pretty quilt top! My favorite pic is the one with your son peeking underneath. Also love the Arcadia you’ve got lined up for your next project. Good luck finding the Sole to border your floral quilt. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Always fun.

  64. Wow! I love how the pattern showcases the fabric!

  65. What a cute quilt! Thanks for sharing the fabric and for Heather sharing a copy of Living Large.

  66. What a lovely quilt! You did a fantastic job. I would love to win.

  67. Wow- I love the fabric you picked and would love to make one just like it!!!

  68. Boy oh Boy!!!! Yes, I would love to win the book and the fabrics! They are right up my alley, and I have had the book on my ‘GOTTA HAVE’ list now for months! All my fingers & toes are crossed! =^..^= Teresa

  69. I love your quilt, and would love to have some of that fabric! I love Heather’s designs, and would love to have her book.

  70. Wow! That is stunning! Great quilt.

  71. How beautiful. You did a wonderful job onthe quilt. Thanks for having the giveaway. Sorry I can’t help with the fabric problem for you sure hope someone can.

  72. Love what you are doing with Heather’s patterns.

  73. What a fun quilt! I can see why it kept you awake! Such fun, bright colors. 🙂 Thank you for the great giveaway!

  74. Lovely quilt! Thanks for the giveaway chance! 🙂

  75. Beautiful quilt! Love the colours. Thanks for the opportunity.

  76. I LOVE Anka’s Treasures’ patterns!

    Pls add my name in your virtual hat!!!! *VBG*

    Rosa Robichaud
    Saint John, New Brunswick

  77. Looks great! thanks for the chance!

  78. I love everything that Heather does! I think all her patterns are so very classy. I love how you interpreted the pattern with all the colorful fabric. I’d love to be included in your giveaway!

  79. I love the bright cheerful colors of this fun quilt. Thanks for sharing and this giveaway!!

  80. Your Spanish Tiles is fabulous! You and Heather have put together a great giveaway!

  81. Happy Birthday to the Birthday GIRL!!! Us summer Birthdays must stick together….like humidity and heat!!! No, way….it is all…sun and fun!!! …..I am less than a week older than the Birthday girl picking the prize!!!

    Really..??!!??? …see what excitement and too much heat will do???

    Seriously, Happy Birthday and wonderful post, I am glad Heather sent us your way….this is the first quilt from this book that I want to make for one of my favorite girls..AND unfortunately I have the book already…., .

    thank you,

  82. You inspire me! You are so productive, and keep stoking my new quilting addition. Between that and spinning I don’t know what’s taking up more of my time! You always use such gorgeous fabrics, lucky woman.

  83. This is just beautiful!!! I too love all the big print quilts out there. THank you for sharing your masterpiece 🙂

  84. This would be a beautiful quilt to make as a raffle quilt with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Kommen Race for a Cure (Madison, WI). That’s what I would do if I received the fabric. I’m sure my fellow quilters would help out in the cause! Their love and support helped me in my fight!

  85. Just lovely! Such cheerful fabrics!


  86. Thanks for sharing….I love the colors

  87. What a fun idea, to work through a quilt book! Heather has such fun quilt patterns and fabrics. I love the way that one turned out:)

  88. LOVE your fabric choice! Gorgeous quilt! Keep them coming!

  89. Happy birthday to The Genius! And good luck finding the fabric. I love that line but never bought any. Sorry I can’t help with that!

  90. Love your crucifixion on this pattern, I’d stay up late with it too!

  91. Oh, love the fabrics you used in this quilt…so bright & fun! And the “little addition” in the last photo is fun too…I can see the sparkle in his eyes! Looking forward to seeing your next project… those are fabulous fabrics too.

  92. Really like the brightness of the quilt 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win. You amaze me with your ambitiousness (is that a word?). Good luck!

  93. wow, those big fabrics look fantastic like that. clever and bright,

  94. I love arcadia too! and am working on a quilt using it myself. I couldn’t find any arcadia to match but found that there were a few fabrics that had the same feel (anthology and chrysallis)
    good luck! I ended up with an ugly green solid that is totally ugly on it’s own but looks AMAZING with this fabric (bought at Joanns)…
    I am crossing my fingers–I really want this book and that fabulous fabric is a total bonus!

  95. Hi
    Love your quilt, the colours look amazing. Please include me in your draw to win some fabric and a book – I’m like you, all the designs in this book are amazing.
    Fingers crossed!

  96. Your quilt is beautiful! I love Heather M. Peterson’s patterns….they are simple, but so effective! I would love to win this fabric and book – thanks for the opportunity!

  97. Great work! I love how Heather’s patterns work in so many different color-ways. I’ve been considering this pattern myself, lately, to use with some fabrics I just hand-dyed and can’t bear to cut into small pieces.

  98. I love your version of Spanish Tiles. Those fabrics are so vibrant. I used Arcadia jelly rolls to make Heather’s pattern Opposites Attract from her book Sizzlin’ Sixties and wish I had purchased additional Arcadia fabric for the back. Good luck on your journey thru Living Large 2.

  99. Love your quilt very bright and love the colors

  100. Beautiful quilt. Three down, and five to go!

  101. Love the fabrics! Colors are so cheerful and bright! 🙂

  102. Love the quilt – my fingers are crossed!!!


  103. Love he colors and the quilt!! Hope to win!!

  104. I love your bright and happy Spanish Tiles. I would love to make a quilt featuring those florals (hey Genius! please pick me!)

  105. The quilt is gorgeous! I, too, love the Living Large patterns! I love how you can really enjoy the wonderful large pattered fabrics. It would be a blessing to win the book and the awesome fabric! Thanks for giving us an opportunity!

  106. I love these quilts!

  107. cute quilt!! I love the bright colors!!

  108. Love your Quilt! Thanks for the chance to enter, I
    would love to make this one!

  109. Love your quilt, can’t wait to see the rest. Love Heather’s patterns.

  110. I love your quilt! Oh my goodness….. it’s such a great color combo for that pattern! I’m in awe! And I have wanted that book for a long time…. what an inspiring goal for you to try every pattern in the book– you’ve got me thinking….. hmmmm…….

  111. Stunning!! bright colours absolutely made my day!! I loved Heather Peterson of Anka’s Treasures patterns and also the colours combo.

  112. I love your interpretation of Heather’s pattern. I look forward to seeing more.. Thanks to you and to her for the giveaway of her book. Kathie L in Allentown

  113. Can you send some of your energy my way! Thanks for sharing, it is inspiring.

  114. I love the bright colors. It’s a great summertime quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some amazing fabric!

  115. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love it… but then again I love most fabrics and prints. Your work is lovely!

  116. Wow! What a great pattern to showcase some marvelous prints! I love everything that Heather designs, and your choice of fabrics really makes this one POP!

  117. Wow, what a fun quilt! A great showcase for some wonderful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win a great book and some fine fabrics : )

  118. Oh so bright and cheery…I would love to win the fat quarters and Heather’s book.

  119. OH MY GOSH!!!! THAT is adorable. I love the colors!! ☺How fun would it be to win those fabrics.
    Good luck with the rest of the projects!!!

    Pat P. in SD

  120. Love your quilt. Would love to win the fabric and the bood.

  121. Great giveaway – fabric and book!

  122. generous giveaway – thank you for the opportunity!

  123. You did a fabulous job on that quilt. I LOVE the colors and admire your ambitous challenge you’ve made for yourself to do all those from Heather’s book. I came over from Heather’s blog to check your blog out ’cause she said to if we wanted to win a copy of her book. I’ve loved the quilts in her book since she first started showing pictures of that one. I’d love to have a copy but, how awesome you are giving some of this gorgeous fabric too. How nice of you. Thank you for the chance.

  124. I love the Spanish Tiles quilt! That fabric is just great! Good luck completing the book.

  125. if you don’t try you can’t win. I ALMOST could give up knitting for some of the quilts you make
    But since I can hardly thread a machine…………………..

  126. I love Heather’s quilt designs too! I’d love to win her new book!

  127. You have done great with interpreting Heather’s patterns. I would love to win these fabricsand Heather’s book. I would add orange as an accent color as well. Orange is my favorite color. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

  128. Wow, I really like your quilt. The colors are so beautiful.

  129. Absolutely stunning! I would love to win!

  130. Love the quilts. would love to win.

  131. Your quilt is definitley an inspiration! I also love Heather’s quilt designs but I don’t have her newest book yet! Thanks so very much for sharing your quilt photos and for the opportunity to win!
    Judy W

  132. I love all the designs in Heather’s book, and I’m planning to make one for my daughter in teals and pinks. Both of us are itching for me to get started (she’s outgrown Hello Kitty), Your quilt came out so bright and happy, I love it! I’m looking forward to seeing your other quilts using the Livin’ Large 2 patterns. Thanks for the giveaway : )

  133. I love those fabrics. I have not bought Heather’s book but would love a copy.

  134. I think what you have done is made a “happy quilt”, love the colors!
    Your blog is fun too!

  135. What a delightful quilt! And thanks for the newest of excuses for my large supply of UFO’s: I am not allowed to stay up until 3 a.m.

  136. I love the bright colors, it makes such a bold quilt. I am trying to decide how late I should stay up tonight. My husband just left for a business trip and won’t be back until Monday. Once I put the baby to bed at 8:00 I’ll be free for as long as I can stay awake!

  137. Love your quilt! And your idea to work through the book. I’d like to do the same! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  138. Your quilt is awesome! I love everything heather does — fabric, patterns, the works. Thanks for the giveaway!

  139. Great quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  140. What a beautiful quilt! I’d love to win Heather’s book and that lovely fabric too! Thanks for the chance! :0)

  141. I love the accent fabric that you picked!

  142. I love Heather’s patterns!! I like the bright fabric- looks like Summer 🙂

  143. Your quilt is bright and beautiful and I really love the orange! I would love to win the fat quarter pack and Heather’s new book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  144. What a great way to spend your hours-making a wonderful quilt!

  145. I didnt’ make the cut. (too much time this weekend trying to clean up after a huge rain/flood).
    But the quilt is gorgeous.

  146. Hmmmmm isn’t it midnight somewhere on July 31?
    Cute quilt … love love love the book. Heather is a favorite of mine. FYI … I will look in my stash, I know I have some of that fabric, just not sure how much, might just be FQ’s.

  147. So very pretty!!! I would love the book.

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  149. all nighters are tough, but great time to actually get something done without interruptions:) Very beautiful – thank you for the opportunity.

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