Welcome to week two of our Bee Creative #StitchAlong, #FMQAlong, #DoodleAlong and Charity Fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Everyone is invited to share any form of creativity using any Mandala theme design in our Linky Party this month. You may want to doodle, zentangle, paint, color, free-motion quilt, embroidery, etc., your Mandala designs. You can use Mandala designs from books, Pinterest, etc. Of course, I hope to inspire you to purchase a collection of beautiful downloadable PDF format Mandala designs, or a machine embroidery collection, from Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs as 100% of your purchase is donated to the CF Foundation (and you’ll also get a virtual raffle ticket to win prizes in our Bee Creative Charity Fundraiser). But what ever you do, I hope you’ll have fun creating this month and share any Mandala theme creations with us.
If you are not familiar with Linky Parties and how to use this tool, or you are a non-blogger, please read prior FAQ posts before you try to add a link. If you still have questions, email me and I’ll try to answer your question and walk you thru what you need to do. But think of this as a virtual #CreativeGoodness Linky Party that is opened all of March. Of course, I encourage everyone to click thru to visit the bloggers and non-bloggers that share their various Mandala projects, as I’m sure you’ll find inspiration in their sharing.
Today, I want to share what I’ve been doing and hopefully inspire you to join me and create anything you want, with a Mandala theme.
I’ve had fun doodling and coloring greeting cards. I used the downloadable PDF Mandala design collection, by Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs. This coming week, I’d like to do some Zentangle doodling, as well as use the new iCraft Deco Foils to make some fun note cards and bookmarks.
How would you doodle or color Mandala designs?
I’m working on a table runner project that will incorporate Justin’s Magic Mandala embroidery designs and the complimentary Mandala PDF templates, which I will use as a template to mark for free-motion quilting. I’ve stitched out four of the machine embroidery Mandala designs, onto 7″ squares.
Using EQ7, I created a 6″ circle template. Today, I’ll sew a one sided a
lightweight adhesive stabilizer and trim these embroidered squares to create a circle applique that I’ll place on my table runner.
I selected one of the Mandala designs, from the Mandala PDF templates collection, for my free-motion quilting:
And I opted to enlarge it 133%.
I’ll transfer this mandala template for FMQ in the center of my table runner today, as well as create my circle applique shapes, applique them, sandwich and hopefully start my free-motion quilting this afternoon. Can you visualize how it will look?
Follow me on Instagram and I’ll share pictures as I #DoodleAlong, #StitchAlong, and #FMQAlong this week. Of course, I hope you’ll join me.
DID I MENTION A CHARITY FUNDRAISER?
As shared last week, there are 20+ prizes that will be virtually raffled off, to ticket holders, at the end of March, thanks to our sponsors:
Sponsors for this Charity Fundraiser include: Aurifil, Martingale, Dragon Threads, ASF Lighting Solutions/Beam N Read, Fat Quarter Shop, Schiffer Publishing, The Wooden Bear and Sweet Peas and Angels.
HOW DO YOU GET VIRTUAL RAFFLE TICKETS TO WIN PRIZES ?
There are three options all are based on a $10 AU (about $7 US) donation where 100% will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Maureen Russell of Beautiful Embroidery Designs is coordinating the fundraising and will provide QuiltShopGal a list of all donations and qualified purchases, for appropriate allocation of virtual raffle tickets.
- Anyone can donate via PayPal cash and get a virtual raffle ticket for any increment of $10 AU (~$7 US) donation. You can submit to Maureen by using the PayPal email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
- Purchase the downloadable PDF Mandala collection in 8″ or 4″ size, for one virtual raffle ticket per collection you purchase. These templates can also be resized, using any software/printer you may have, as appropriate.
- For Machine Embroidery enthusiasts, purchase Justin’s Magic Mandala design collection, in downloadable format for $50 AU (~$35 US) to get 5 raffle tickets.
note: donations and/or purchases need to be completed in March, to qualify for virtual raffle tickets.
Don’t forget all proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. And you need not create anything in March, to be able to win prizes. Just be sure to get your virtual raffle tickets to enter.
Please leave an email or comment if you have any questions.
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