Tuesday, November 26, 2013

And the Winners are...

Thanks everyone for all your fun comments! I enjoyed reading all of them and visiting many of your blogs. The winners of the magazine and fat quarters are:

Debra Lee

Valerie Reynolds
*Please note - when I added in my two comments it changed everyone's numbers. These numbers reflect the order before my two comments. Sorry for any confusion.

Valerie I have sent you an email. Debra please let me know how to contact you I can send your goodies to you. I look forward to meeting you both! 

Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quilters' Blog Hop Party and Give-Away Day!

Oh I love Quilters Blog Hop Party and Give-Away Day! I have been saving up something super special to give away today! 

I have two copies of Modern Patchwork 2013 Spring Magazine that I am pairing with three fat quarters from Freespirit: one each from the new Botanical, True Colors by Joel Dewberry and Designer Essentials Solids collections. 

This issue of Modern Patchwork is out of stock but never fear, I have two copies that I am willing to part with. It has so many great projects you won't know which one to make first! For me it is a toss-up between Alyssa Lichner's 'retro rubies wall hanging' and Jacquie Gering's 'lava lamp revisited' quilt. 

Please leave me a comment with your favorite solid color to quilt with and why, your name and contact information (if it isn't connected to your profile) and I will draw two winners on Tuesday November 26th by 9pm PST. Thanks for visiting! Good luck! Happy Hopping!

Visit the blog hop party for a gazillion other fun give-aways by clicking the image below.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Downton Abbey Modern Block Challenge

 Generation Q Magazine Modern Block Challenge

Last spring I started working with Generation Q Magazine. I curate the ads for them and also get to work on projects and participate in editorial meetings. One of the projects I have been helping with is the Downton Abbey® Modern Block Challenge that launched today. To kick it off I made a block called the Highclere Cross Block with the new Downton Abbey® Collection by Andover Fabrics.

Highclere Cross Block
The instructions to make the Highclere Cross Block and a little background about my inspiration for this block design are on the GenQ website. The instructions are for two sizes, 12" and 24" finished blocks. I can also see this made in reverse, lights in the cross sections and darks in the ground so the eight-pointed star stands out. How would you make it?

There is a fun line-up of talented bloggers and quilt designers who are also making blocks for this challenge! Make sure to visit the website and check those out! Oh, and did I mention there are prizes? All the details you need to play along can be downloaded here as well.

And check out the Mystery QAL hosted by Ebony Love of Love Bug Studios. She has a really great quilt planned with new blocks revealed each week leading up to the start of season 4. I know I am looking forward to that and am going to sew up some blocks and join the fun