Monday, November 23, 2009

Popping my head in

I had big plans for this week! However, things aren't going quite as smoothly as I hoped! I'm up to my neck in finishing up and shipping out the first half of my new Fresh and Fancy table runner patterns. Some of you may have seen them in the Fat Quarter Shop email today. (Thank you Kimberly!) But more about that next week, when my hands aren't quite as full. I've got patterns to ship, a turkey to cook, and family to see. Did I mention patterns to ship? Better get back to work.

See you soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Congratulations to the Winner!

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments and for entering our give away!

Congratulations to the winner!!! Nanabarb!

She said:
"I love the whimsical nature of your block using the aqua and red. I can just imagine the fun a quilt made of Bloom Around blocks with red sashing!"

What a great idea! Make sure you check our blog next week.
You won't want to miss what's coming next!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to the 100 Blocks Blog tour of the top 100 designers! I am so happy to be a part of it! To continue on with the tour (and win some fantastic prizes), make sure you visit the Quiltmaker blog, Quilty Pleasures every day from now until November 13th.

This is the block I designed called Bloom Around (page 26, in case you are looking for it). I used Simple Abundance and red ric rac, and plenty of easy applique. Perfect if you love quick and easy applique, or if you are just getting started. I was thinking it would be so fun with a red border on it, or with contrasting corners even. So many different things you could do with it.

Did I mention there were prizes? Well, the first prize up for grabs is a copy of the 100 Quilt Blocks issue. All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win. Stop back by tomorrow morning to see if you've won. Pretty easy!

Good luck, and thank you Quiltmaker!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hope for Benson and Claire

Some of our long time friends, the Skinners, are going through a tough time and could use all the help we can give them! Since they explain it so much better than I can, visit the family blog here for more information about Benson and Claire.

To try to help out, I donated this quilt to be auctioned off on the Benson and Claire auction site. (Click here to see the auction for the quilt) You can see this and many wonderful items that have been donated by visiting this link.

Please take the time to visit the auction site and to help in any way you can. Thank you!