Mysteries and NewFO's and Giveaways...
*** Looking for my Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 6 GIVEAWAY? Click HERE! ***
First of all, Bonnie Hunter's new 2012 Mystery starts today!!!
Fabric requirements for Easy Street are published on Bonnie's blog today and I've printed out my copy. Have you? How many of you are Bonnie fans? Yep, me too! I haven't yet decided whether I'll join the craziness of doing it on the Mystery schedule, but I will definitely save the instructions. The colors in this year's mystery are absolutely YUMMY!!! They tempt me, yes they do!!!
I love her mysteries, but I'm having a hard time justifying the start of another project right now, you know what I mean? Although, she DOES promise that this quilt will be less intensive than the last couple were. That's good to know, right? Tempted.......
Bonnie is coming to our Music City guild in April 2013, so our program for November will be all about her and her quilts to give everyone a chance to learn to love her like we do :*) I'm heading up the program, so not a lot of sewing has gone on in my house this week. I did manage to get some prep work done on my current handwork project The Blue Collection and the tracing done for a little Christmas table topper, Partridge in a Pear Tree...
|Won't this make a gorgeous bowl??? YUM!!! This is the bowl for those infamous PEACHES!!!|
|Doesn't look like much yet, does it? Hehehe.....|
I started several projects in October. First was the Partridge in a Pear Tree that you see in it's infant stages above. I also joined up with Sew Kind of Wonderful's Curve It Up QAL and made my first block for that, a curved up Churndash .....
I want to thank you all for responding to my question of whether you work on all one section of a quilt at a time or put blocks together as you go. It seems a lot of you work the same way I do - I was surprised since most of my sew buddies are in the "one section at a time" camp. It's nice to find out that so many of you like to see your blocks come to life as you go, just like me :*)
And since I always like to leave you wanting more.....
Lookie what turned up in my mailbox the other day!
Two copies of the newest Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Collector's edition Vol 6!!!
I was a block tester for this issue and had great fun with the blocks that came my way! It was fun seeing the blocks in the published magazine too, I almost felt maternal toward them :*)
Since I was gifted with 2 of them, I think it's time for a GIVEAWAY here very soon! We've got lots to celebrate, you know..... I just realized the other day that I'm very near 300 followers - woohoo!!! And I'm right on the verge of 40,000 post views - I never dreamed I'd reach even close to that when I started A Quilt and A Prayer last December. And last, but not least, it will be my birthday this weekend! So.... how about I give YOU a gift on my birthday? Come back to visit this Saturday and we'll see if I can add any more goodies to this giveaway, what do you say? Fun, right?!?
And speaking of FUN, I'm also linking this post up with Kathy's Slow Sunday Quilting and Angie's Applique Thursday :*D
Okay, I'm off and running - lots to accomplish today.
I'm sending prayers out for all those in Sandy's wake. My heart breaks to think of the suffering she has caused. Please join me in prayer for them!
Hugs & Blessings!