Welcome to the weekend!! I have been busy again. Yesterday in between working on customer quilts, I made this quick and easy bag.
I love it and am already using it. I made it from this magazine.
This is the pattern.
But instead of using dish towels, I used some stash fabric!! The funky multi-colored fabric is from Ikea. I bought it last year, I paired it with this Kona Fuschia fabric (my fave!!). So I had to modify the directions somewhat. I think the results are terrific! I used 2 funky buttons from Prints Charming...love them!!
Now for my naughty kitty Rolo. The other night I was working on completing my BOM that I taught at my local quilt shop, when Rolo decided to help. Here he is laying in various positions on my instructions and next to my machine.
Here he is helping piece a block. Now imagine a 22 pound cat placing his paws on your block as you are feeding the fabric through the sewing machine and then nipping at YOUR fingers. I think he wanted to do it all by himself and I was getting in the way. I love this cat, but he was really in my way. But I did complete the blocks!
Now onto my giveaway.... I have decided to do another mystery by mail through Glad Creations Quilt Block as a treat to myself for my birthday. I did one a few years ago through them and love the quilt! That one was also a birthday present to me.
So anyway, here is what they do, they send you swatches of fabric in 3 different color ways and you choose the one that you like. This time I couldn't resist, I saw one that I just had to do. They will send me all my fabric and the 1st clue, which is usually the cutting instructions. Then 3 weeks later you get the next clue. Do that then 3 weeks later...well you get the picture! I think there are either 5 or 6 clues until you are done. At the end you have a beautiful quilt! If you are interested go to their website and sign up...it is fun!
Anyway, here are the 3 sets of fabric swatches I had to choose from. All you have to do is guess the one that I chose. Please guess by number...the top being #1, the middle being # 2, and the bottom being #3.
So here is how the giveaway will work:
* Guess the color way I chose. Don't worry if you don't guess it correctly you will still have one entry in the giveaway. If you guess it correctly you will get 2 entries in the giveaway.
* Blog about my giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post and you will receive an additional entry (whether or not your guess is correct)!
* If you don't have a blog, you may still enter, but you need to provide me with a way to contact you. Preferably by e-mail.
Here is the prize.......Drum roll please.....I will quilt for FREE any quilt of yours up to a twin size. I will quilt it with an overall or edge to edge design. I will even pay for the shipping back to you and I will provide the batting! The only thing you will need to do is get it to me...no problem!! For those of you who don't know, I am a Professional Long Arm Quilter in business for 8 years. You can check out my work here on my website...www.cvquiltworks.com.
The giveaway will be open until my birthday (June 23). I will draw the lucky winner on June 24!
So good luck to all!!!
Have a great weekend and a Happy Father's Day to all the men in our lives!!