Saturday, June 18, 2011

Back Again and a Great Giveaway!

Once again life gets in the way and I have neglected my blog.  We've been very busy around here, and still I have managed to get some projects done.  I guess I was sewing instead of posting and that's ok!

First of all, Congratulations to the Boston Bruins!  I was born and raised here in MA and have always enjoyed watching and especially attending the games.  I remember my Dad yelling at the TV when I was little!

I didn't sign up for this month's Friday Night Sew-In since we originally had plans last night.  Plans changed and I found myself with an evening with "nothing" to do.  (Yay!)  I've had a Kate Spain Verna Jelly Roll for a while now.  I bought it because I loved the colors but didn't have a plan for it.  Here's what I've made so far:

A pair of large hot pads came of my experiment with the tube quilting method I found on Missouri Star Quilt Company's blog.  You can read my previous post about them here.

I suffer from insomnia which turns out to be productive sometimes.  I got up early one Saturday with an idea for a table runner.  I cut the strips into random lengths and "threw" them together.  I am happy with the results.  Very springy.

So now I still have a bunch of strips left over from the same Jelly Roll.  I love being able to stretch it this far!  I started out with an idea for placemats but when I cut the blocks I didn't see placemats, but a lap quilt. So now this project is a "Placemats-Turned-Lap-Quilt".  Here's what I have cut so far:

I'm lovin' 'em

OK, so now the real reason you are reading my post, Judi at Green Fairy Quilts is giving away a Riley Blake Holly Jolly Fat Quarter Bundle!  It's never too early to start a Christmas project.  Not only that, she is having a 25% off Fat Quarter Bundle Sale!  There's lots to see over there so check it out and don't forget to see the pre-cuts she has coming in October, which, by the way, you can pre-order.

Now back to my Jelly Roll.

Until Next Time,

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