Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I've Been Lucky Lately

I had fun with my own little giveaway during the Quilting Gallery's recent blog hop–I loved reading the comments about what everyone collects.  I also won a couple of the giveaways myself.

I've been luckyI picked up the last package yesterday after standing in the longest Post Office line ever. It was so worth it.

Cynthia, from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework, offered an interesting set of fabrics that I thought would be a great starting point for the Block Lotto sampler quilt I plan to make next year. She also included a copy of Quilty magazine (with her quilt in it!) and some cotton stuffing–perfect from some pincushions I plan to make.

The tiny buttons are from Incomparable Buttons in South Africa–their blog is Button Mad. I think they'd be great added to a basket block (I can't help it, I love basket quilts) or on a summer blouse.

The Japanese Garden pattern, by Emily, The Caffeinated Quilter, was my choice of some of her patterns–you can see them all here.  It's a very clever design, made from 6 inch Winding Ways blocks.  I have some old, never used acrylic templates from John Flynn for an 8 inch block (which he refers to by it's other name, Wheel of Mystery).  I'm thinking that if I make the quilt from the large blocks, instead of a 54-inch square quilt, I'll be making an 72-inch square quilt ... and may add borders for a bed-sized quilt.

I'm thinking that my larger Japanese Garden may be more  of a Jardin Provençal because I keep seeing the last of the giveaways won in that quilt: a stack of fifteen FQs of Sally's Provencial  by Iron Orchid Designs.

Not in the photo is the license for Adobe Creative Cloud that I won from Spoonflower last week.  Yep, I do feel like a lucky girl.

Thank you again to Cynthia, Emily, Sally, Spoonflower and Incomparable buttons.  Some of these blogs were new to me and I have glad to find these interesting, creative, generous artists.


Terri said...

How fun! You are a lucky ducky.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What great luck you have! Enjoy the fabrics and the magazine sophie. And have a great holiday season!

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