Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter
Abigail @ Cut & Alter
Jen @ Faith and Fabric
Jamie @ Small Town Stitchin
Irene @ Patchwork and Pastry
EDIT Jennifer has a new block available free for one week. Check it out here.
I did promise to announce the winner of my giveaway this week, but first I thought I would tell you what I've been up to in the last five days.
To tell the truth I was pretty tired after last week, and until yesterday I hadn't done any sewing. I had spent much time answering all the wonderful comments I received though, except for the no reply ones. I must thank you all, I love getting your comments, it gives me such a thrill that you would take the time to read my blog and say such lovely things too. Thank you all so much. I don't think I missed anyone but if you did comment, are not 'no reply' and I didn't answer you, my sincere apologies. The thing I am behind with is my visiting, but I hope to rectify that over the next few days or so.
On Saturday there was a quilt exhibition in a neighbouring village. I love local shows, real quilts by real quilters like you and me, when I think 'I could make that'. You know what I mean? There were some lovely quilts but it was far too busy to take pics, sorry. There was a Gypsy Wife quilt though, stunning, did I tell you I have the pattern? Haven't started it yet.
They were giving away fabric packs for quilters to make Linus quilts, so of course I had to take one. This is what I got.
Yes I know, I should have taken the pic before I cut it up. It is five fat quarters, also included was a piece of wadding, about 45 inches square. So, I added another two fat quarters to tone in.
I decided pink and purple, the colours in the pack are girly and pink and purple are popular girly colours and it's what I had. I decided to make the Sticks and Stones pattern, these are the blocks I made.
This is block 1
Block 2 and block 4 which make up a 10 inch finished block. The fabric which looks grey is actually very pale blue with tiny pale turquoise spots, not what I would have chosen but as these are all donated fabrics who am I to complain?
Block 3 and a repeat stick.
So this is where I am up to now. I think it makes a nice bright and colourful girls quilt. and will end up 40 inches square. I have rotated one block, bottom left, as the idea is not to put the same colours together. It's quite difficult really, I also try so there are no seams together too. I have two extra blocks which helps. I have spotted one in the second row up which may need turning now, and so it starts again.
I'll let you know my progress. I will try to incorporate the two extra blocks into the backing I think, and a plain binding in needed, but I'm not sure of the colour yet, any suggestions?
When I checked for the giveaway I noticed a few of you who were eligible for two entries had only commented once, so I added another 6 so it would be fair bringing the number to 60. I downloaded a Random Number Generator onto my phone, just a free one, this is the result.
The winner is Janice Holton
Congratulations to Janice. I already emailed her for her address and her prize is already winging it's way over the pond. Janice, from Color, Creating and Quilting, tells me she has never won a giveaway before so thats nice. It would be lovely if you had time to pop over and say congrats.
So that has been my week, apart from I am having new flooring laid in the lounge as my carpet has gone into two holes and is rather old. So I am camped out upstairs with one dog hiding under my bed, and the other running around like a loony with a ball in her mouth, desperate to be outside and chasing. She keeps coming up to me and throwing it at me barking her displeasure.
So now I'm off to sew the blocks together and then sort out some backing. I'll show you more next time when I hop I will have made some progress on my Circles Quilt.
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