Sunday, November 11, 2012

I Won! I Won!

There is always some type give away going on in the quilting blog world. I have tried 100's of times to win in the past year. But, this week I got very lucky indeed! I won a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, vol 6 magazine. It goes on sale this Tuesday. Last Monday I was checking out the blogs of quilters who had blocks featured in the magazine. Sonja at Artisania asked for us to tell her a joke or funny story to enter. Mine was chosen! You can check it out here. And, I didn't realize until today that I had won. I can't wait to get my hands on my copy! This is the cover.
Last month I was very unmotivated. But, after my Music City Quilt Guild meeting this past week, I could feel my creative juices coming back. We always have so many gorgeous quilts displayed. This time members brought in quilts that were designed by Bonnie K. Hunter. She will be teaching classes at my guild next April. Hope I can get in one of those classes.

I spent the last couple of days kitting up some quilts. One is Spools by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms. I have seen lots of spool quilts, but really love this one that looks like a child (or I) stacked them. I am using scraps from my stash for the spools of thread. The one I cut out is a 50"x63" throw size. Here is a photo of it from Camille's website. Don't you love it!
By the time I finished cutting out the 140-1 1/4" squares of white background fabric, I decided I wasn't ready to tackle that quilt just yet. So, then, I cut out a baby quilt that should go pretty quickly, I hope. I used some of my 1930's reproduction fabrics for this special quilt.  It will be for my first great-grandchild. She is due to make her appearance in January, 2013.

That was a lot of cutting, especially the white backgrounds on both quilts. Guess I better start stitching this week.

2 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you are getting your mojo back! I love the Spools quilt and will enjoy seeing you bring it to life :*) And congratulations on the win - I love those 100 Block magazines!!!!

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  2. congrats on your win. I guess I am going to have to buy mine this year.

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