This is it, my 500th post! Why a give-away? Well, this blogging thing just wouldn’t be any fun if nobody stopped by and nobody ever commented. This is a way for me to say thank you to those who frequently stop by, as well as those who might be stopping by for the first time.
If you’re a quilter in Minnesota, you are probably aware of the state-wide shop hop going on. Something fun that they do is make available a Moda line of fabrics created just for the Minnesota hop. I stopped in my favorite quilt shop, Quilt Cove in Eagan, Minnesota, yesterday. Even though it was Day 12 of the hop, they had plenty of fabric in stock.
I wouldn’t have thought to mention that, but I was on the Moda site yesterday and people outside of Minnesota were wondering where they could get the fabric. Well, Quilt Cove would be an excellent place to start! The prizes — WHAT ARE the prizes, you ask?
“A LITTLE BIT EXTRA” PRIZES: The first 30 people to comment will get a little charm that’s part of the Minnesota hop. Sue (the owner) at Quilt Cove gave me 30 charms — 5 of this year’s snowflake, and 25 of last year’s bobbin. Thank you, Sue! More prizes are more fun, don’t you agree?
3RD PRIZE: Remember a few days ago I asked for suggestions for prizes? (No, Carol, it isn’t a sports car!) Candice mentioned my photographs. So 3rd prize will be an unframed 8 x 10 print of my current favorite photo, a monarch butterfly on a butterfly weed (of course without the copyright info).
2ND PRIZE: Don’t nod off yet — it’s getting better. Remember that Moda Holly Taylor fabric I mentioned? 2nd prize is a charm pack of forty-two 5″ squares (a very nice mix of lights, mediums, and darks — you’ll like it no matter where you live):
There were a lot of nice comments this week about the drunkard’s path quilt I’m making. A number of you thought this would be difficult to make. It isn’t. Really. REALLY!
I used the Elisa’s Backporch curved acrylic templates, I followed her instructions for cutting and her easy technique for sewing those pesky curves (you wouldn’t believe how easy it is), and followed her layout. This is a FAST quilt, fat-quarter friendly (takes 20 FQs — not provided — I know you have some in your sewing space)!
1ST PRIZE: The 7″ template set AND the 3.5″ template set, AND a small-diameter rotary cutter needed to cut the inside curve on the small template (you’ll gouge your template if you don’t use a small one):
The fine print:
- Only your comment on THIS post will count as your entry into the give-away
- Only one entry per person, please
- The silver-tone charms will be awarded to the first 30 commentors on this post
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be chosen by a random number generator
- When you fill out the comment form, please enter your e-mail address so I have a way to contact you if you’re a winner
- At midnight, Monday, August 16, comments will close. The winners will be determined Tuesday morning and posted Tuesday afternoon, August 17; I will also send e-mails to the winners.
- Good luck!
Later this week I am going to try and convince the skeptics how easy this curved-piecing method is, tell you what my most-searched-for post is, and update you on my progress on stitching the drunkard’s path blocks together and getting this quilt finished.