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Blog Hop Party!!!

Quilting Gallery is celebrating their 4th birthday by hosting a Blog Hop Party!  Lots of quilting bloggers (230 from over 20 countries) have signed up to join the celebration by having a give-away on their blog.  Thanks go to Michele from the Quilter’s Gallery for organizing this event.

A bit about me:  I’m a knitter and a quilter in beautiful (but slightly chilly) Minnesota.  I also enjoy photography — especially taking pictures of quilts, birds, and bugs!  (I know, it’s weird…I can’t stand bugs and bees but I love taking their pictures.)

This is my favorite picture I took last summer.  This bee is showing us how to enjoy all the best that life has to offer — just dive in head first!

The Give-Away:

As a quilter, I’m always on the lookout for a product that makes me a faster quilter.  Or a better quilter.  Or APPEAR to be a better quilter!

I know there are many, many methods for making half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles (hour-glass blocks).  In the past, my favorite method has been purchasing the paper rolls.  Using the paper makes your blocks truly square and the right size.  Construction is so much easier when your components are the right size and shape!  Sometimes I would run out of a size, or I would need a slightly “odd” size paper.

This past year I started using Triangulations software.

Triangulations™ allows you to print the size blocks you need, using your regular printer and regular printer paper.  I shorten my stitch length (as you would using any paper technique).  To remove the paper, I crease the paper on the stitching line and it easily rips off.  I’m sold!  I’ve especially enjoyed using the Triangulations™ when making my Farmer’s Wife Sampler blocks, as you can print the exact size you need in 1/16″ increments.

(If you haven’t used half-square triangle paper on a roll or sheets before, here’s a Triangulations™ demonstration on YouTube.)

To Enter: Leave a comment here  sharing what your current favorite fabric colors are. (I’ve been very drawn to brown and red quilts lately.)

The Fine Print:

My give-away will end Saturday, 12/17, at noon CST.  Sorry, I will not be mailing internationally.  Only one entry per person.  Winner will be determined by an on-line random number generator.

After you’ve left a comment for me, be sure to CLICK HERE to hop on over to Quilting Gallery (starting Saturday December 10) for the list of other participating bloggers.

Good luck, and thank you for stopping by!



Give-Away Alert!!!

I’m participating in the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party celebrating Quilting Gallery’s 4th anniversary. The give-aways will be revealed Friday, December 9th, and run through December 16th.

I’ve been mulling over my choice of item to give away, and I can tell you that it’s one of my favorite “tools”, something most of you don’t have, and it’s something any quilter could use.  It’s also smaller than a bread box, non-edible, and doesn’t require feeding!

On Friday, 12/9, the Blog Hop Party button on the right-hand side of this page should be active and direct you to other participating blogs — lots of chances to win lots of prizes!

And it just doesn’t seem right to have a blog post without pictures, so here’s a shot of a snowy egret, taken in Port Aransas, Texas, in October:

Stop by tomorrow for a new favorite squash soup recipe!