Sunday, April 28, 2013

April's Winner....

Rebeckah Austin!!!

Winner of the 28 bright batiks jellyroll.

Thank you everyone for joining in the April Giveaway. 
I enjoyed reading about what everyone is working on.
May is only days away, and another giveaway 
is on its way.
Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pillows and Cartwheels

I am lovin' this weather. Very hard to stay inside these days. The earth is waking up, 
however, I need to decide on some summer class ideas. 
Time for another round of intro to paper-piecing, so I put together a simple pillow
using the "card trick" block showcasing Robert Kaufman's
fabric, "Effervescence."

These pillows were just the result of play time....

and, as you can see, the weather has been nice enough for me to bring out the hammock.

For a more intermediate paper-piecing class, I began working on a piece from Judy Mathieson's book, Mariner's Compass Quilts. I chose an 18 point Cartwheel....

with middle and center stars. I'm using a variety of batiks from my stash.

Please don't forget that tomorrow I will announce the

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Giveaway !!

I have been busy, busy, busy lately. Lots of projects in the works, lots of plans, and so little time.
I made four paper-pieced sunflowers. Not sure whether they will become a wall hanging or maybe a table runner. Who knows...

Then I decided to make an elongated tumbling block quilt.

Loved working with all the bright colors.

Using the technique I wrote about HERE, I ended up with a bonus of 200 half-square 
triangles to play with.

Here is the finished quilt top :)

And finally, here is the 
Twenty-eight beautiful and bright 2 1/2" batik strips.

If you want to get your hands on these and get those creative juices flowing, 
leave me a comment and tell me what you've been up to.

I'm going to give all of you plenty of time.
The winner will be chosen at random on
APRIL 28th.