Monday, March 12, 2012

It is my first blog birthday today!


First, I am so thrilled to report that Shattered won the mini quilt category of the Tangerine Tango Challenge! You can read about the other winners here on Ali's blog a.squared.w. The truth is that every quilt entered in both catagories, in my view, are winners so you can see them all by clicking here and it is well worth the visit. You can also read my post about how the inspiration for Shattered happend here.

Shattered, Shine and Twinkle

I had to show you that picture, which I took Sunday afternoon. Shattered along with Shine and Twinkle. Shattered has inspired a series, and I believe that there are more to come. Shine went off to her new home today, she is for my lovely partner in the Fab Little Quilt Swap, so group photo was in order before she left.

Today is March 12, and on March 12, one year ago, I wrote my first post on this blog. It is my blog birthday today - so that the news about Shattered was like a special blog birthday present.

In celebration of my blog birthday, my friend Jennifer from Dragonfly Fabric, a wonderful Canadian on-line quilt shop, offered to sponsor a giveaway. The winner gets 8 fat quarters from the Backyard Baby fabric collection by Patty Sloniger.

That is a mosaic of the beautiful fat quarter set that Jennifer put together. Jennifer lives within minutes of Jasper National Park which is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. She is an active winter sportswoman and so is her family. When she is not working with fabric, mothering, or enjoying the outdoors, she is working in her profession as a chemical engineer designing new products and problem solving - she is so interesting! She ships world wide and is really nice to deal with, just saying.


To win the giveaway, just comment on this post. Let me know what you are planning for your spring (or fall, depending on your location, oops, thanks Marg) quilting and sewing. I will announce the winners on Saturday morning so get your comments in before then.

Baby geese

And I leave you with this happy ring of rainbow baby geese. The pattern came from Bryerpatch Studio here and I reduced it by 50% or so. Yup, that is a bobbin up there in the corner, this is the start of my mug rug for the spring round of the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap. It's not done -  so far it is about 6.5" square. Clearly, I also seem to be having a bit of a tiny paper piecing phase too.

Enough for tonight, remember to comment letting me know what you are quilting or sewing this spring (or fall) and good luck on the giveaway.