And The Winner Is

Thank you to all who participated in my giveaway.  I appreciate you following, your support and encouragement.

 

Winner

 

Anita of Quilt in a not-Shell 

You are the winner of a Cotton and Steel layer cake (40- 10″x 10″ squares) called Homebody by Kim Kight, a spool of Essential cotton thread by Connecting Threads in Grey, That Purple Thang, a Sewing Machine Seam Guide, and a “quilt junkie” pin/button!

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Have a great weekend

WHOOMP There IT Is! #29 – Change

Hi Y’all! I hope today finds you in good spirits and feeling inspired, if not productive.

When I first introduced WHOOMP There IT Is!I said I’d re-evaluate after 3 mos of hosting to decide if I’d continue w/the weekly linky party.  It’s quite the commitment and I wasn’t sure I was up for it.  Three months came and went in January and “re-evaluating” the linky party wasn’t a part of it.  However, I have been thinking about it quite a bit lately and I’ve come to a decision.   The party will go on, but it’s changing from a weekly party to a monthly party.  The new party day will be the 1st Friday of every month.  So, welcome to my first monthly, WHOOMP There IT Is! linky party!

Moving right along…

I haven’t been super productive lately, but I did manage to finish the tops of the commission quilts I’m working on; an alternating 4-patch and a disappearing 9-patch.

In other unproductive news…

The number chosen for April in the UFO Challenge 2016 was #3.  My #3 project is this 12″ square paper-pieced rooster block.  I didn’t work on it at all during the month but I was planning to get it done for show & tell at our monthly QA meeting. No problem, it’s one 12″ square! So yesterday afternoon, 3 1/2 hrs before the meeting, I finally started.  I cut out all the paper pieces and got my fabrics in order and then I hit a wall.  I totally forgot how to start!  After finishing Gossamer, I thought for sure paper-piecing was ingrained in my brain for life, but I was wrong and I had nothing for show and tell. I guess paper piecing is a “use it or lose it” thing for me.  I’m very thankful Sue is giving me a refresher course next week.

Rooster

This month’s Challenge # is 4.  My # 4 project is this small flimsy made w/1″ strings sewn together in Jelly Roll Race fashion.  It will become a bed runner or lap quilt for a friend and I will not wait until the last minute to get started on it!

Other happenings…

I ordered these adorable wooden buttons and tags from All This Wood on Etsy.  They have fantastic customer service, super fast shipping and quality workmanship. ‘Twas a great experience!

I’m super excited about winning this amazing 1/2yd bundle (middle stack) of Alison Glass’s Sun Print collection on the Fat Quarter Shop’s Instagram giveaway last week. Yay me!  If you like giveaways, Instagram is the place to be!

And one more thing before the linky…

I’m the only one in my immediate family who never needed glasses.  Though I’ve always been proud of my 20/20 vision, I have worn glasses purely as an accessory because I like the way I look in them. And it’s a good thing too, because thanks to presbyopia, I now need to wear them for reading and working on the computer. Today I came to grips w/this old age eye crap and bought my first pair of readers. Now I just have to remember to take them off when I’m not reading or working.

Okay, that’s enough about me.  Pray tell what’s been going on in your neck of the woods.

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #24 – Award Winner

WHOOMP There IT Is!  Gossamer got Honorable Mention in the pictorial category at the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show 2016!

Not too bad for my first ever show entry! Thank you Janeen for the wonderful pattern! AND thank you Sue for your thorough and patient instruction!  You can read about the making of Gossamer here.  Needless to say, I’m ecstatic!

Ugh! I could not get this centered! 

And in other news…

Last week’s craft sale was pretty much a bust. There wasn’t much traffic at all.  I sold 3 bibs all day. We were out there from 8a – 1p.  I came home and listed everything in My Etsy Shop.

Besides the bibs, I’d made several belly bands for small dogs. I decided to give my bands a name; Mr. PeePotty.  I’ve always heard that baby and dog items sell the best. I sure hope it’s true!

I did manage to get another spiderweb block finished. I’m starting to see webs form!

I had a minor mishap though. On one section I cut off the web strings instead of my guide.  It was an easy fix, but I did want to cry when it happened.

There are several patterns/tutorials for the spiderweb quilt.   I chose to go w/ this tutorial because I found it the simplest.  The blocks measure 11.5″, so I figure to have a decent size lap quilt I need 42 blocks (6 across, 7 down), which means my 1st block will definitely be in this quilt!

This scrappy Jelly Roll Race quilt is basted and I’m hoping to finish it this weekend to get it sent off on Monday. Then I’ll get started on my next commission for 2 baby quilts w/custom labels.

And lastly, for the past few years I’ve volunteered at the AQG Quilt Show. If I’ve had a name tag, it’s been a sticker but this year I have a real badge! Thanks Sue!

If you are local or just visiting this weekend, come see the 300+ quilts made by amazing Arizona quilters!  I hope I see you there!

And one more pic of  me & Gossamer for good measure. =)

Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve been up to.

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Spread the Love
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