Thank you to everyone who entered the birthday giveaway. I was overwhelmed at the number of entries! I loved all of your stories too. It seems that most of us just want to spend out birthdays with people we love and that might involve a big trip, fancy dinner or just an ice cream cone. Some of your childhood birthday memories were really entertaining.
I’m sorry I can’t send fabric to everyone but, as you know, there are always more giveaways coming. The winner of this one is Deb Levy!
I actually had a good birthday week. No matter what day the 2nd falls on I always think of Labor Day weekend as my birthday because usually there’s some great food involved. It’s also opening day of dove hunting season and I get most of the weekend to myself to watch football and quilt.
I should have stuck to watching football. I am usually really good about testing the tension on the machine each time I start quilting. I didn’t do it once this weekend and now I’m paying the price.I had not set the bobbin tension right and now I am in the process of frogging 10 of the large pebble circles.
Last night I got 4 1/2 of them done. I didn’t have to take out the circles and re-quilting will take less than an hour and a half for all of them.
I’m getting more efficient with each one so I might be able to finish all of them tonight during the Virginia Tech/Ohio State game. If the game is a nail biter I’ll probably get nothing done. But if Ohio State’s revenge match follows the predictions I’ll get a lot of the frogging done.
Yes, I did toy with the idea of leaving the stitching as it was but I’ve put way too much time in this quilt and tat tension would drive me nuts every time I look at it. It’s worth it to take the time to do this.
It’s my birthday and I’ve decided to pretend that it’s everyone’s birthday!
Here’s my stash of my most cherished fabrics. They are the fabrics that I used in my Catena quilt. These are muslin strips that I use when I’m dyeing gradients.
They are awesome fabrics because of the great texture on them. Most of the strips are 6” or wider so they are great for die cutters and scrap quilts.
I’ve decided to have an unadvertised giveaway only for my blog readers only! The winner will receive about 13 ounces of fabric (for postage reasons). That’s the equivalent of over 2.5 yards. I’ll even customize the package to pull fabrics based on the colors that the winner wants. You can see from the first photo that you will have a lot to choose from!
To enter just leave a comment on this post. Tell me about your favorite birthday celebration. Tomorrow I will tell you what we did for my birthday.
This is going to be a fast one. You only have a couple of days to enter! The winner will be announced Saturday!
Sigh, it’s the last day of the giveaway. If you want to host a giveaway just link up your post on Monday’s post!
Today is DARK day. We all need a few dark fabrics in our stash to make all the brights and lights stand out. Today’s prize is 6 fat eighths in deep dark blues and 6 in browns . The prize also includes a 2 1/2 YARD package of black Mistyfuse!
Mistyfuse not only comes in black but it also comes in UV for your art quilts that are exposed to UV rays. Mistyfuse UV will help prevent damage from UV exposure.
Today I want to share how I use Mistyfuse to baste quilts. I use it on all of my small art quilts but it would also work great on full size quilts. By using bits of Mistyfuse, in the same way we pin a quilt, it would not be expensive to baste a quilt and you won’t have pins in the way while you quilt.
You 4 chances to win each day.
Entry 1: Tell me what percentage of your fabric stash is brown or black.