Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I am a Winner - Part Two

I received this package in the mail containing 2 really great items from Laundry Basket Quilts.  Edyta Sitar's 2013 Journal -- too beautiful to write in and a pack of her Paint Box charm squares.  I am a happy quilter.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I am a Winner!!!

I usually do not enter giveaways.  When I have entered them in the past, my number just never comes up.  However, I think the dry season is over for me...I have won three giveaways on three different blogs in the last month.  Yep, I am a winner.   I don't spend a lot of time reading blogs.  Especially those announcing "Giveaways."  Usually you have to leave a comment and when I scroll down to the bottom of the comment section and see that 1,256 comments have been left for one prize...well....let's just say that those odds are not in my favor.  I usually power through them and keep moving, but it started with Debby Kratovil's new blog.  She is a local quilt star and I was excited to see that she had started a blog.  She had a giveaway, I left a comment for Debby and I won a beautiful set of fat quarters in browns and pinks.  I  am using them in a new quilt...more about that later.  Love them...

So my winning streak continued a few weeks later, when I was reading Mary Elizabeth Kinch's new blog (maybe it's a new blog thing...) and I left a comment on one of her entries.  And guess what?  Yep... the random number picker was kind to me and I won again!  How awesome is that? If you have not experienced Mary Elizabeth's quilts, please visit her website gallery and blog.  You will be amazed.  She is a small pieces enthusiast and so am I.  I absolutely love her quilts.  She didn't pay me to say that...I was hooked way before I won the giveaway.  This is my prize...  I can't figure out why blogger rotates the photos, but you get a good picture.

Soooo...(who says lightning never strikes in the same place twice or even 3 times) this morning I had an email from Edyta Sitar .  Congratulations to me for winning yet another giveaway.  I didn't even remember leaving a comment on her site, but I love her quilt designs, so I am quite happy.  I don't know what I've  won, but I will post a picture asap.

This winning thing is fun and I could get quite used to it.  Well, I mean I would have to start reading the whole blog post and then I would have to leave a comment...sometimes you have to be more specific with your comments, so you have to think about a witty response, etc., etc., etc.   But I think I  like this winner stuff even though I know all good things eventually come to an end! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Trinity Celtic Knot & Architectural Gems

The weather has finally turned to comfortably cool temperatures and it is just right to finish up some long standing projects.  Jennifer's wedding quilt is finally complete and I am sending it to her this week.  This week is her one year anniversary, so I made my self-imposed deadline to have her Trinity Celtic Knot quilt all done by her first anniversary.

I found this quilt pattern in a McCalls magazine.  It went together really fast and I used assorted bali pops and Michael Miller black, both staples in my stash.  I would make it again because it was an easy quilt to create.  My friend Carrie quilted it for me on her Tin Lizzie and we used a King Tut variegated thread.  I think it turned out quite nice.  The quilt pattern name is Architectural Gems and I can now cross this one off my every increasing in length WIPs list.  Sorry about the lighting in the pictures.  I really need to take a class on taking pictures :0)  Hope to have another quilt top completed by the end of the week.  Keep your fingers crossed.