One week ago we announced the winner of Sujatah Shah’s Cultural Fusion Quilts. Carol Candlish was our winner, only her only means of contact was via google+ because her profile didn’t link to her email address.
I thought this was going to be fine if I just messaged her through google+ asking her to email me with her snail mail address so we could get her prize book to her, but there has been no reply.
Either she really doesn’t use gmail or google+ as more than just a way to comment on blogger, or perhaps she is off for the holidays and unreachable.
At any rate, if anyone out there knows Carol Candlish, please pass on word that we are looking for her and would love to get this prize to her.
If we do not hear, we will be drawing again.
This is why it is SO important to leave your email address on a comment on a blog giveaway. Just a heads up next time you enter somewhere, even if you think your profile shows your email address, test it, and if all else fails, just leave your email address in the comment!
Life would be so much easier…..and we could spend so much more time QUILTING, right??
Let it FOG, Let it FOG, Let it FOG!!
Somehow that doesn’t sound near as fun as "Let it Snow!" And it is so foggy that we can’t get out there on the ATVs either….but temps are only in the high 30s and that doesn’t sound like much fun for going off road anyway…so I’ve stayed in and SEWED MY BRAINS OUT!
I’ve been busy sewing red & green things!
This is a block that will appear in my Addicted to Scraps column NEXT Nov/Dec with Quiltmaker Magazine. I know. It’s hard to sew a year out, but at least I am sewing red and green during Christmastime when I feel like it, instead of cramming it in August when I don’t. I’m a very seasonal girl and find it hard to work on Christmas things when it isn’t Christmas. Are you that way?
I’m even making little tiny 4 patches..in vintage Christmas fabrics!
I’ve been having a ball playing with these red and green scraps, some dating back into the 1980s. What memories they hold! And I really love the true red and greens from that time period. Today the orangey reds and the more aqua or limey greens are fun, but they are just not as traditional to me. I’ve mixed some in….for variety, but really good Christmas fabrics will always be really good Christmas fabrics.
Quilt Inspector, passed out on the job!
I was able to finish this top ---it’s for the next book as well, and you know I am plugging along trying to get all the projects done before it is time to turn in everything this coming summer. It takes a long time to make 12 to 13 quilts to fill a book, and then all the writing has to happen too. It’s a lot of behind the scenes work so you may get glimpses of recognizable units here and there, like in this pieced border, but I hope you’ll understand and be excited anyway though I can’t show you the whole thing.
When I have a pieced border, I like to stay stitch around the edge of the quilt with a large straight stitch. It helps keep borders from stretching, and helps keep those seams from popping open during the quilting/binding process as well. Give it a try. I do it just a bit less than 1/4” away from the edge so the binding will cover the stay stitching.
Tomorrow….I’ll be sewing on something new. I get to start a new book project and I’m really excited about it.
In the summer I’ll be doing some taping with Quiltmaker for some video workshops! We will be offering a series of 6 workshops featuring quilts made from the blocks in my Addicted to Scraps column. I’m already planning on which quilts would be great as online workshops, and I need to make my step outs and blocks and then onto full tops to be demo quilts for the tapings in August. These quilts will also go in the next book, so yes, there are a lot of irons in the fire.
My plan is to spend time off KITTING projects so that I can sew on the road because I’ve got a busy travel schedule that kicks off one week from today.
Can I get an extension on December please? It needs to last just a bit longer!
100 or so of you have shared your Part 4 link ups for Grand Illusion HERE! More are coming in, and will come in through the week, so please check back and see what everyone is accomplishing on our on going mystery project. Entries will continue until 11:55pm on CHRISTMAS DAY. If you miss that one, don’t worry, you can catch up on the following Monday.
I think that’s it for tonight..I’m going to go clean up the red & green and pull out something NEW!
Have a great evening ---