Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oops, it's Tuesday already - the winner is...

Mod Pop Top done!

Last weekend I baked cookies and I slept in a bit. I read the news and hugged my kids. I tried to understand how unimaginable things can happen and I thought of those families who have suffered such stunning losses.

At my sewing machine, mostly I got my Mod Pop top done. The internet said, "go large" so I did. It turns out that Julie's queen size is really, in my view, a king size and so is my top. It is 95" x 102" and my king size bed is 80" by 82" - I suppose some folks might want more of an overhang to qualify as king size but to me this is huge enough. Wish me luck with the quilting, it might take a while.


I drew the winner for the Blog Hop Party giveaway but it has taken me a couple of days to do this post. 

Clearly, sometimes it pays to be an early commenter. The winner of the beautiful Architextures bundle is:
I have already emailed Rhonda - who is a fellow Canadian - and this beautiful bundle will be on the way to her pronto. 

Thank you to every one who took the time to enter and share such thoughtful and detailed ideas for books and television series with me. I have read and re-read all the comments and will be settling down with some of them to read or watch over the holidays and into the new year.

And thank you to Michele at Quilters Gallery for hosting the Blog Hop Party, it was a great way to celebrate Michele's 5th blog birthday.

Depression blocks for Cindy

I will end today with this picture of my completed last bee blocks for 2012. These are Depression Blocks (a tutorial is here if you are looking for one) for Cindy in the Modern Stitching Bee. I will hopefully get to the post office before it closes tomorrow (missed it today) and they will be on their way. It is so nice to be finished all my quilting homework for the year.

I have more cookies to bake and things to do, I bet you do too. 

Best,

Leanne

7 comments:

  1. congrats to the winner... and that is a gorgeous quilt top!!!

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  2. Leanne, I love the colors you chose for the Mod Pop quilt. The blue color and its placement is perfect! It is going to be a challenge to quilt it, but I know you can do it! Happy quilting!

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  3. oh my gosh that is a big quilt! It sure is lovely though!

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  4. Love those non-depressing blocks! I have a couple of big quilts coming up, but I've hit a bit of a snag - I have nowhere big enough to baste them - argh!

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  5. Scraps and white are definitely NOT depressing!

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  6. I did think that was a very sorry name for such nice blocks...
    Your mod pop is soooo freakin cool. Absolutely love it.

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  7. I love the choice of the single chain of blue!!!!

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