Wednesday, September 29, 2010

i'm still around . . .

Just a quick note. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I just am going through a little morning sickness that is lasting the whole day, so . . . I'll be back asap. I have a AcuQuilt Go! that I won on a giveaway, that I want to tell you about, and another new little quilt I've started using that machine.

But for now - just taking a little break to try to feel a little better.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

martian quilt design

Do you ever stay up all night, designing and quilting? Not in reality, I mean - just in your head as you lay tossing and turning in bed - quilt patterns and fabrics rolling around in your brain, stealing precious sleep. That's what happened to me Sunday night.

Before I went to bed, I jotted down this design. That must have been my problem. I had some great martian fabric from Timeless Treasures that I wanted to use, and came up with a brainstorm design that would be similar to a string quilt without using paper piecing. I tossed and turned all night, got up early in the morning, cut out enough fabric to make one test block, and . . .
. . . it worked! Now I can't wait to finish it up and see the end result. (Plus, I even got sleep last night. Maybe the trick is to actually make a block - not just design it before bedtime.)

And the other exciting news is that I am being featured on Quilt Story! What a honor in my small little blogging world! So . . . for any of you who happen to drop in from there, be sure to follow my blog, as I plan to have a great giveaway soon (involving the lovely Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley fabric line). And thank you so much to Heather & Meagan - you two are wonderful!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

and the winners are . . .

#2 - Ericksons: "I'm a follower!"
#4 - Nancy Sue: "Hello from Maryland . . ."
Thank you all for entering, and thank you to Penguin Books for hosting this giveaway.
Please contact me with your mailing address in the next 48 hours to claim your prize. Happy Reading!
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