Hello My Friends,
I am back today to announce the winner of the last giveaway, to share some more quilting fun and I have a new giveaway for you sweet peeps. Let's get to them all in that order. Yes, I am making you read a ridiculously long post before getting to the giveaway!
I used the random number generator to pick the winner of the last giveaway.
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Timestamp: 2010-07-19 13:06:06 UTC
Comment number 38 come in from Jennifer. Congrats!! You've won the box of Amy Butler scraps and pattern. From the looks of your fab Etsy shop, I am sure you'll put these scraps to great us! I can't wait to see what you make....please get in touch with your information so I can get this box on its way to you!!
Now for more quilting fun.
I managed to finish up the 2 quilts and 2 pillows that I started last week using the New Liberty Arts Fabrics. The piecing is very simple on all these items but the free motion quilting I did really takes them to a whole different level, I think. I am so loving the one-of-a-kind, improvisational, just go for it feeling you get with pattern-free free motion quilting! I have so many tops sitting around because I really dreaded the quilting. No more! I am so inspired and can't believe I did not try this sooner!! I think this will be my summer to get all my quilt tops quilted and bound!! Anyway, on to last weeks projects.
I call this one English Garden Strip Patchwork Quilt and it is available.
Up Close look at my free motion quilting...so fun!
Here is the coordinating quilted pillow cover.
The second quilt I made I am calling English Garden Log Cabin Patchwork Quilt:
I love the simple but colorful back.
It also is densely free motion quilted.
And here is the coordination Log Cabin quilted pillow cover.
I will make a few more items to coordinate with these 4 projects...as I am really enjoying working with these fabrics!!
Now let's get to what you all are probably most interested in....the giveaway. One lucky reader will receive this bundle of goodies shown below. The magazine is courtesy of the folks from American Patchwork and Quilting (thank you!). And the scraps are from me. The magazine is filled with images of authentic vintage/antique quilts and then are shown reworked with today's fabrics to show them in a more modern light. Full sized templates and directions to make all the quilts are included. It really is a lovely magazine. I think even if you never make anything from the magazine (though I hope you will and that you'll share pictures with us!), I think it is just great to look at all the antique quilts. They are so lovely!
If you are interested in having a chance to win this bundle of goods, just leave a comment on this post telling me "What is your favorite thing to do this time of year?". I know for me, it is definitely being outside in the garden as much as possible. Since it is hot as all get out here in Texas, that means early morning and late evening, as during the middle of the day, it is just too hot. I was out weeding yesterday at around 11:30 am and I think I sweated out about 4 liters of water...seriously! Crazy enough, I just found out on Friday that I have a severe Vitamin D deficiency! Can you imagine. Those of you that get my newsletter will remember I mentioned that I fell ill after returning from out vacation in Sicily. Well, after lots of test and exams, bloodwork revealed I Vitamin D deficient and slightly anemic and that this was why I was and still sort of am feeling slloooowwww and tired quite a bit! So now with some supplements, I hope to get back up to my normal speed!
Anyway, I just had to share one image of the kids...while I was weeding, the kids were doing this:
To be a kid again!
All right then. I must get going with my work for today. The kids are still snoozing and so I hope to get in a bit of quiet time in the studio before the little cuties are up. I'll check back in later in the week with more sewing projects to show you...here is a sneak peek of what I started in on:
Oh and I almost for got...I should mention that I will be listing some fabric bundles featuring Urban Chik's Sweet collection and the final bits of the Arcadia fabrics later today...I'll put some in my Etsy shop and some on the website. If you are on the mailing list and want to use your coupon (which expires today) on your orders from my ETsy shop, just put in the code in the comments at checkout and I'll have to issue the discount as a refund, as Etsy does not take coupon codes.
Well, have a great day, folks!!
***ADDED*** If you are having trouble leaving a comment here on the blog, please email me and let me know. I have had a few of you say you can't leave a comment here and I am wondering if there is some larger problem that I need to fix. Also, if you read this earlier and saw all that crazy, made no sense stuff at the bottom here...that was the beginning of my next post! OH, I crack myself up!!