Virtual Quilting Bee block #8 + an awesome giveaway

It’s hard to believe that we are already on Block #8 of the Virtual Quilting Bee – which means we are almost half way there!
If you’re new to the Virtual Quilting Bee click here for all the details as well as links to block and introduction to quilting tutorials. 

This month the block is designed and taught by Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts. Doesn’t it look fancy? I’m so excited to learn Judi’s technique for making this block. It is a little more detailed than some of our earlier blocks, but we are ready for a new challenge! Just keep in mind what I shared in my last post: pin your points when you sew and sew your seams with a scant 1/4″ seam allowance. Don’t forget to press carefully – don’t stretch the fabric. You’re going to do great!

If you are not familiar with Judi or Green Fairy Quilts, you must check out her blog to see her amazing quilting! Judi and her husband also own an online fabric shop specializing in pre-cut fabrics, specifically Moda’s, at great prices.
And today Judi is offering to giveaway a fat quarter bundle of Moda’s new collection Baby Jane by Cosmo Cricket. I have been seeing sneak peaks of this line popping up in social media land and I am totally smitten. I may have break down and get some!

If you would like the opportunity to win this pretty fat quarter bundle (a $90 value!) visit Green Fairy Quilts and sign up for their newsletter, come back and leave a comment telling me that you did. That way you’ll get the latest head’s up on the amazing sales, specials, and pre-order announcements when new things arrive in the shop. There’s even a great sale going on right now! Giveaway open until Wednesday, June 19 at midnight, MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Winner: ELNMJune 14, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I’m already signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Love this fabric line – soft colors with the pop of red. Many thanks for the inspiration! 

Thanks again to Judi for the latest block tutorial and for a snazzy giveaway to go along with it!


  1. says

    I follow Judi! And get her newsletter. Love her blog and her talent. Thanks for the great giveaway, that is a very interesting block.

  2. says

    I receive the Green Fairy newsletter.Judi has a great quilt shop and is a beautiful quilter. Btw, hope you and your family are having a great summer!

  3. says

    I follow Judi and now I have signed up for her newsletter. So much talent in this Bee.<br /><br />Thanks for sharing and please enter me into the drawing for the great fabric.<br />Jacqueline<br /><br />

  4. says

    I&#39;ve been following Green Fairy for some time now and receive their newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.<br />

  5. says

    I already get the Green Fairy newsletter. It&#39;s full of temptation every time! Love the block, can&#39;t wait to make some of the Virtual Quilting Bee blocks.

  6. says

    I&#39;m signed up for her newsletter and am in love with that fabric! It&#39;s a bit outside of my fabric &quot;comfort zone&quot; but it&#39;s been calling my name since I first saw it!!! georgiagirlquilts (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. says

    I love the Green Fairy newsletter and the site. It is a wonderful place to see fabrics and really easy to find what you are looking for (even if you didn&#39;t know you were looking for it!!)

  8. says

    Excited for another block! I love green fairy quilts, that is actually where I got my fat quarter bundle for our quilt along. I already subscribe to their newsletter! Love getting because they offer great sales!

  9. says

    I already get the newsletter from Green Fairy Quilts. I highly recommend them! Friendly, fast, and great deals! Free shipping, need I say more?

  10. says

    I&#39;m all signed up for the newsletter! I already love Green Fairy Quilts – I discovered them through your blog, so kudos to you. I can&#39;t wait to make this block.

  11. says

    Thanks for the opportunity… I&#39;ve signed up for the newsletter. I love that you can pre-order fabrics coming out in the next 5-6 months now… I&#39;m going crazy over so many lines from market, now I can plan my purchases and relax!

  12. says

    I love Green Fairy Quilts. Always great prices and great selection. I&#39;ve been signed up for their newsletter for a few years now, it&#39;s wonderful but dangerous!

  13. says

    I love this block — I&#39;m trying to imagine the variations of designs for a whole quilt using this block — I think it would look really cool! I just went and signed up for Green Fairy Quilts&#39; newsletter. Thank you for the chance to win!

  14. says

    I just signed up to receive Green Fairy Quilt&#39;s newsletter. What a generous give away!!! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fat quarter bundle!

  15. says

    I follow Green Fairy and receiver her newsletter…WHAT DEALS!! I also follow you…such inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely bundle..I have babies coming out of my ears! :o) I&#39;m going to be a GRAMMY….&#39;My&#39; due date is TODAY!!!! Wish me luck!<br />Paulette

  16. says

    Just signed up for her newsletter. I couldn&#39;t find the link on her store that you linked but I found the newsletter sign up on her blog. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your blog and work too!

  17. says

    I signed up for the newsletter. It was hard to find the sign up page. They are such a cute couple! Thanks for doing this quilt. It&#39;s fun to have a new block to look forward to! <br /><br />Cheery wave from<br />Bev

  18. says

    Love this block! I am already subscribed to Green Fairy Newsletter and love the selection she carries. Would be awesome to win! Thanks for the generous giveaway :-)

  19. says

    Hi!!!! Very pretty block!!!! I follow Green Fairy Quilts and signed up for their newsletter!!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!!

  20. says

    Judy&#39;s quilting is so amazing, oh to be that good. I believe I was already subscribed to her newsletter, but I did it again just to be sure.

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  22. says

    Wow, what a giveaway! I get Judi&#39;s newsletter (and have for a while). Thanks so much — I would love to quilt that bundle!

  23. says

    I already get Green Fairy&#39;s newsletters. Judi just sent one out with a great coupon code. Love Sweet Baby Jane too, Cosmo Cricket is my most favorite designer and I always pick up a FQ bundle of their new releases.

  24. says

    I signed up for their newsletter. I love that you can preorder like that! I&#39;m going to preorder a fqb of scrumptious!<br />Kedoran (at) cox (dot) net

  25. says

    Hi! I already get Judi&#39;s newsletter. I love the new line Baby Jane! It is so cute! Thank you for the chance to win, but if I don&#39;t, I&#39;m going to have to buy some because I know the perfect quilt to make up with it!!!

  26. says

    I already get the Green Fairy newsletter…I love the great deals on precuts that Judi offers and I order from her whenever my budget allows!!<br /><br />Tami<br />tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

  27. says

    Green Fairy Quilts is already my favorite on-line fabric shop for precuts. I&#39;m a fan of Judi&#39;s clever quilting and your darling blog. Can&#39;t wait to see this new line from Cosmo Cricket.

  28. says

    I just signed up for the newsletter although I was always visiting her site. It&#39;s one of my Favorites! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy looking fabric.

  29. says

    Hi! I just signed for their newsletter! This is new shop to me and looks really great! Thank you for a fantastic give away! Your blocks are beautiful! <br />nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

  30. says

    I have been receiving their newsletter for quite some time and have also ordered from them…..great service and communication! Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

  31. says

    I already receive their newsletter. This is one fancy looking block! I&#39;m so glad Judi showed us the picture of how a bunch of them would look together in a quilt because I would not have thought to do that and setting a bunch of them together totally transforms the look of the block. Cool!

  32. says

    I am already receiving their newsletter, but had not been to her blog. Looking forward to sewing block number 8! It is a little more tedious:) I would LOVE to win the bundle, what sweet fabric.

  33. says

    I&#39;ve been following Green Fairy Quilts for quite some time receiving their newsletter and since I&#39;m an admirer of the extremely talented Judi, I follow her blog. She really is a great quilter!!

  34. says

    I am allready subscribed to the Green Fairy Quilt Newsletter. That Baby Jane is a very pretty bundle. Thnak you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

  35. says

    Love Judy&#39;s quilts! She is an amazing quilter. I signed up for her newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity to win that fat quarter bundle! Fun!

  36. says

    I am already subscribed to her newsletter. She&#39;s amazing. It&#39;s no surprise that her block looks so great too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. says

    I&#39;m already signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Love this fabric line – soft colors with the pop of red. Many thanks for the inspiration! <br />ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

  38. says

    I receive the newsletter already and have gotten excellent service when ordering from Green Fairy Quilts in the past. Gorgeous fabric. <br />thinkbox1 (at) aol (dot) com

  39. says

    I follow Green Fairy Quilts and just clicked to receive the newsletter.<br /><br />Thanks for putting my name in the hat for this super giveaway!<br /><br />June<br />

  40. says

    I get the Green Fairy Quilts weekly letter regarding their website and sales and always check out the fabric. Really like them and their prices. This is a great giveaway and I like the block! Thanks for sharing.

  41. says

    Amy, I already get the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. In fact I am a return customer of theirs! Thanks for the giveaway! I&#39;d love more of their pre-cuts!

  42. says

    I already receive the GFQ newsletter and do plenty of shopping there. Love Judi&#39;s quilting! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy fabric!

  43. says

    Been on her site for months! LOVE the fabrics, but adore childrens prints, as that is my focus with quilts. Thank you for sharing and I HOPE I FINALLY WIN ONE! LOL

  44. says

    I already receive Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. She has a wonderful selection of precuts at great prices!! Thank you for a chance at the giveaway! Love her block too!!

  45. says

    I just signed up to receive Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. The baby Jane line of fabric is beautiful. My daughter is expecting and I am so ready to make the baby a beautiful quilt. Thank you for a chance to win this beautiful line.

  46. says

    Love Green Fairy Quilts! Signed up for a newsletter! Love your quilts too! Planning on adding this block for ideas on future quilts! And I really want to make your simple stripes quilt!

  47. says

    Not only do I already subscribe to Green Fairy newsletter but I often shop there :) Great prices. Love this Baby Jane line and what a terrific giveaway.<br /><br />

  48. says

    Green Fairy Quilts newsletter is the best, a fabric lovers dream which I already subscribe to. Thanks to both of you for the generous giveaway. I can&#39;t wait for Judi&#39;s first book, it&#39;s not coming soon enough. ;-&gt; Toni Anne

  49. says

    I signed up for the newsletter! After a trip to my local quilt shop for additional fabric with two boys in tow, I hope I win the fat quarter bundle for my next quilt. Boys and quilt shops aren&#39;t the best combination. :)

  50. says

    What a cool block. I couldn&#39;t believe the quilt it made to see rows of them put together – so fun! I&#39;m already a subscriber to Judy&#39;s newsletter.

  51. says

    What a fun giveaway! Signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter….thanks so much for a chance to win!<br /><br />Julie<br />

  52. says

    I already receive the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Judi&#39;s shop has great choices and prices. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  53. says

    I already receive the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. I&#39;ve been a follower for about a year. Thanks for the opportunity to win these beautiful fabrics. Hope I&#39;m a winner!!!

  54. says

    This fabric is so lovely that it makes my heart beat faster! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the instructions for block #8 too. I already receive the Green Fairy Newsletter. And on a different subject Amy, I love your father&#39;s day quilt!

  55. says

    Just last week I signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts Newsletter. I have never done a quilt-a-long or participated in a virtual quilting bee. But I think I will try even though I&#39;m not sure how to post my quilt blocks to the Flickr group….

  56. says

    What a neat looking block! Love the yellow as well. I already follow Green Fairy Quilts. Judi&#39;s quilting is so amazing!<br /><br />Thank you and Judi for a super giveaway and a chance to win.<br /><br />usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  57. says

    I&#39;ve been signed up for their newsletter for quite awhile. They have amazing customer service and very fast shipping. Anytime I&#39;ve had a question, they have responded within an hour. I have had my eye on Baby Jane for a couple weeks now, and I would love to win it!

  58. says

    Hi! I signed up at Green Fairy and thanks for letting us know about GF, I liked what I saw when I looked around their site. Thanks for the opportunity!

  59. says

    Thanks so much for introducing me to Green Fairy Quilts. Signed up for the news letter and placed an order for some fabric – they have the best shipping rates to Canada I&#39;ve found anywhere! Would love a chance to win this bundle, if Canadians are eligible. Thanks either way :)<br /><br />Jen

  60. says

    Hi I subscribe to the green fairy site cute name an fun place to explore. Thanks for sharing it. I love the blocks you create<br />

  61. says

    How could I refuse such a lovely bundle!? Thank you for this opportunity :) I have signed up for the newsletters from the green fairy :) great shop!

  62. says

    I just discovered Green Fairy Quilts, thanks to you. I&#39;m signed up for their newsletter and hope to win some beautiful Baby Jane! Now I&#39;m off to shop at Green Fairy Quilts.

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