The Charming Month of June has lately been The Crazy Month of June, which means very little sewing or blogging for me. Be that as it may, the week three giveaway must go on! So, without further ado, I present
To enter to win the charm squares + Charm Bracelet pattern, just leave one comment below.
OR -- for the true Amy Butler fans in the group -- take a look at the photo above of all the charm squares spread out on a cutting mat. Did you notice that only 25 are pictured? The charm squares from one of the LOVE fabrics are hiding behind another couple of charm squares. I did not do that on purpose. I will send a second set of 52 LOVE charm squares to the first person who emails me with the name and colorway of the missing fabric. Just go to the About Me section in the column on the right side of the blog, click on "View my complete profile," and you should find my email. Please do not post the name of the fabric in the comments section. Okay -- let's have some fun!
UPDATE 9:33 p.m. 6/15/10: The winner of a second charm square pack is Carla (Lollyquiltz). The missing fabric is Tangerine Sunspots from the Heart Colorway. Congratulations, Carla! But you can still leave a comment below for a chance to win the charm squares + pattern.
Now, I've got to get back to working on my presentation for Thursday night's PMQG meeting!
Cathy, of one of my favorite blogs, Cabbage Quilts, mentioned in an email today that she was going to stop by my blog and see what I had been up to. Not much, I'm afraid, other than recovering from the flu, which started a week ago Sunday. I've been back at work since Monday, but today is the first day I've felt halfway human. However, I did manage to drag myself to my conference in Bend Thursday afternoon, passing through Sisters, Oregon and making a visit to the Stitchin' Post. There I treated myself to 13 FQs of Kaffe Fassett fabric (buy 12, get 1 free -- a quilter's dozen?) for my HST value quilt and this cool pattern of diamond shapes.
After returning home, I fell in love with this quilt on Flickr, which is also by the same company, Aardvark Quilts.
The only quilting/sewing work I've accomplished lately has been to prep my Kaffe fabric for the value quilt. I cut the fabrics into 6" squares (some were purchased on Etsy precut) and have paired one light or medium with one medium or dark fabric. I'm looking forward to playing around with them after they are sewn, cut, and up on my makeshift design wall.
Yesterday was a great day because my Sue Ross BOM block 3 arrived from Australia, and my Amy Butler Love fabrics arrived!!!
I purchased the Love fabrics from Material Gal on Etsy. I got a great price by preordering, and I love these fabrics more every time I look at them! Sorry, but I just have to show you every single one:
So now, if you love LOVE even half as much as I do, you must immediately go to Amy's blog -- Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts -- and enter her giveaway for eight -- yes EIGHT -- fat quarters of Love. And while you're at it, also pop over to Sarah's blog, The Last Piece, for a chance to win six, yes SIX, honey buns of the Rouenneries line, along with the newly released, beautiful Down Under Quilts 2010 calendar. Oh, and there will be six winners! By the way, be sure to spend a little time at both of these blogs. They are two of my favorites!!!
And speaking of favorite/inspiring blogs, I also recently received this fabric designed by Aneela of comfortstitching, which she designed herself and had custom printed by Spoonflower.
Aneela has also created a second Christmas fabric and another one with adorable little girls skipping rope. It will make you smile.
Now, there's nothing left for me to do, but get back to that sewing machine!
With wishes, true and kind -- and packages tied up with string -- Joan