Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Feelin' Groovy?


Totally Groovy Quilt Along at Pile O' Fabric

You've probably heard about the Totally Groovy Quilt Along. It's going to be great! The "Groove" quilt pattern (from Carolina Patchworks) is fabulous and there will be lots of totally groovy tutorials and prizes along the way. We will be learning the ins and outs of curve piecing from amazing quilters Emily Cier, Jacquie Gering, Amanda Woodruff, and me, along with some quilting tips from Angela Walters and Alyssa Lichner (the quilt along host). I'm looking forward to seeing their ideas and sharing a few of my own. 

Groove Quilt Pattern

The quilt along begins tomorrow, so this is your last chance to win the Groove paper pattern. Just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner in 48 hours so you can get your groove on with the rest of them! I'd love to know what you're having for dinner tonight (or your favourite mid-week meal.) I'm in desperate need for new ideas.

Groove Pattern

Make sure you check out all the details and tutorial schedule here!

51 comments:

  1. I love this quilt design and am looking forward to getting started. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. This design seems to have hooked me -- and it looks like a great way to learn a number of different approaches to sewing curves. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  3. Nothing exciting for dinner - I'm getting my husband to barbeque some chicken. It's too hot to stand by the stove!
    Such a great quilt pattern!

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  4. This quilt pattern is amazing! I'd love to give it a try. Nothing exciting for dinner, burgers and fries. In my defense it is low fat everything and a soy burger. Sound good??

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  5. I love this quilt pattern! And I'm afraid we had pizza for supper - wonderful for us, but not helpful for you! Last night, though, I pan fried some thin pork chops, then sauteed onions, adobo seasoning (mexican), lemon juice, and apple slices, and then put the result over the pork chops. Added some rice with fresh cilantro and some summer tomatoes grilled with cheese on top, and that was our supper!!

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  6. Gosh, I would really love this pattern!!

    I made fauxsghetti tonight -- spaghetti squash with a ground turkey meat sauce. Yum!

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  7. Wednesday night is goats cheese with prosciutto pizza. Really good! This pattern is super fun!

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  8. I'm a big fan of freezer meals. I pick one weekend day every month to shop and prep the casseroles and freeze them in pyrex. It's a lot of work during one day, but it pays off the rest of the month.

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  9. Dinner for me was leftover Pasta Primavera ( lots of veggies from a friends garden) topped with some leftover pork tenderloin. I love the pattern and the opportunity to use some great colors

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  10. We had a "family"dinner tonight...chicken parmigan with asparagus, bread and salad! (and family is in quotes bc we're not related by blood, but definitely feel the bond!)

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  11. I had Chipotle for dinner tonight. I'm 8 months pregnant and it was 90 degrees here today, so there was no way i was cooking.

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  12. How about vegetarian Jambalaya mixed with pasta, and a nice glass of wine! Home made ice cream for dessert!

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  13. this is awesome...Apricot Chicken for dinner

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  14. What a groovy pattern to start curved piecing with. Thanks for chance of winning.

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  15. Soup for the 6th day in a row due to getting wisdom teeth out. I never want to have soup again bla!!!

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  16. Looking forward to this quilt-along. Supper today was sausage and baked potatoes on the BBQ and a refreshing cucumber salad. However, my husband comes from a large (9 kids) Mennonite family and I have quite a collection of quick easy recipes for a crowd. I would be happy to share if you like. We even have a family cookbook, and since we now number around 150, I have a lot of resources for great recipes. Sorry to be so long winded, just let me know if you would like some recipes.

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  17. This looks like such a fun quilt along, thanks for the chance to win the pattern. For dinner tonight I'm making a roasted pumpkin & pine nut risotto, it's a frequent one at our place & an easy one to make.

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  18. I so love this quilt and want to make one!! Lentil soup, yum! very fast to make and so delicious too!

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  19. Wow that pattern looks really challenging at first but I guess if you break it down it might only be a few curves and the rest is straight line sewing. Yep, I could manage it! Dinner tonight was a beef and red wine casserole, gourmet potatoes and yams roasties with greens. :)

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  20. We'll have homemade pizza bread. It's yummy on its own. I use different ingredients each time. I'll be adding some blue cheesse today. Groovy pattern is awesome!

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  21. What a great pattern! Dinner tonight will be veggie this time: spinach and fetacheese covered with puff paste from the oven...

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  22. thanks for the opportunity, tonight will be whatever we are heading up to a go to a family funeral, i love making strawberry/spinach salad easy and does not heat up the kitchen

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  23. It's early in the morning to be thinking about dinner, but I have planned grilled chicken, eggplant with olives and capers and lettuce salad.

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  24. I'll be working, so dinner will be at some fast food place. Love the pattern; hope i win it! H

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  25. Digging that pattern! I just defrosted the deep freeze, found lovely leftovers in there, so we are having pot luck!

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  26. How have I missed this?? I LOVE this pattern, very unique. Tonight I had great plans but we ended up having fish and chips after dancing lessons. There's always tomorrow..

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  27. This is such a cool quilt! I am having Cuban-spiced chicken breasts with black beans and yellow rice, YUM!

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  28. Have not done curve piecing and neither have I done quilts using solids only before but I'm willing to learn! =)

    We had rice with crab curry for dinner! Thanks for the opportunity, Kate!

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  29. I have no idea what we're having for dinner tonight, as we leave on vacation tomorrow and will be packing so we will make an effort to eat our fruits and vegetables that will no survive for the two weeks we're gone! Last night we had a delightful dinner DH made - red snapper (rock cod) sauteed with a bit of curry powder, brown rice and green beans. I'd love to come back to a quilt-along. This pattern is so different from anything I've made and yet brings back memories of my art and design study in college many years ago!
    Lisa
    Lalexander733(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. My guess is there will be a salad of mixed greens with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, toasted walnut and Honey Goat cheese crumbles with a light balsamic and grapeseed oil dressing. gosh... maybe I should make it for lunch!!:^) Loving this pattern adn looking forward to the QAL! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  32. Tonight we're having chile. It's the kiddo's favorite, so we're going to have it despite it being 90+ outside!
    I love this pattern, thank you for the giveaway!

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  33. We are going to have a 'three bean curry' with boiled rice. Very simple, very tasty and VERY 'windy'!!!!!!!

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  34. Tonight I'm going to attempt to make shrimp potstickers for the first time. I have a toddler who refuses to even try what we are having so she'll get her usually chicken nuggets.

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  35. I am so looking forward to making this quilt with everyone!!
    Dinner will be chicken caesar and fresh peach and blueberry crisp for dessert!!

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  36. I really want to attempt this quilt! So great!
    I'm having leftover tagine from a restaurant outing over the weekend....so I guess that's not very helpful. But I am going to try to make this salad (http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/06/29/chopped-salad-with-feta-lime-and-mint/) again sometime this week. So light and delicious!

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  37. Roast beef sandwiches either on rye or onion rolls, toasted with melted cheese, lettuce and tomato slices. Corn on the cob, cooked on the grill. Cucumbers on the side. A quick meal for a hot night! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern, I have my fabric all ready to go for this project :)

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  38. This evening we had potato pancakes. After that we had strawberrys with vanilla sauce. :)

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  39. I'm so tempted by this pattern. Thanks for the chance. As for dinner, I'm having some kind of chorizo soup - very tasty, but it was a surprise from my husband, so I don't know the recipe.

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  40. Tonight is beef stroganoff using ground beef so it's super easy... straight from my mom's Betty Crocker New Picture Cook Book from the 60's

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  41. I'd love to win this pattern to sew along with these fantastic quilters and you of course - I'm having chicken pie for dinner tonight - its very yum !

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  42. Please pick me to win your free pattern :) Tonight we are having cheesy corn chowder soup with cornbread. The recipe is here...http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cheesy-potato-and-corn-chowder/detail.aspx
    Enjoy - this recipe I have made several times and I usually add a shredded chicken breast or two :)

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  43. Tonight we ate clam chowder with extra clams, sharp cheddar cheese, and saltines. Later our dessert will be fresh summer fruit with French vanilla ice cream. Thanks for the chance to win Totally Groovy so can join the QAL.

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  44. Would love to have this pattern. I am smitten with it! I am travelling for work and am dying for a homecooked meal, so someone invite me over!

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  45. We had oven baked chicken nuggets with a pasta salad, my favorite part is the having leftover pasta salad for lunch the next day. I would love to win the pattern.

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  46. I love this pattern! I have pumpkin soup in the crockpot today!

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  47. Love this pattern. We had miso grilled veggies and salmon tonight...kinda burnt it though.

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  48. Such a cool pattern, perfect for my son. We had "spa-getti" for dinner. It's our go to meal during the summer.

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  49. Cold pasta, garden fresh corn, tomatoes, and basil. With some tuna mixed with hummous. Light and yummy!

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  50. Sounds like a great way for me to get more confident with curved piecing. Thanks! As for dinner, it's been over 100 degrees here, so we've been having a lot of salads. Tonight - spinach with goat cheese, crasins, and toasted nuts. Last night we had chicken ceasar.

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  51. Hope I win and learn curved piecing.
    leena

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