Wednesday, September 5, 2012

QuiltCon Challenge Blocks

I made two quilt blocks for the QuiltCon Block Challenge.....

(12.5" x 15.5")
(8.5" x 12.5")
If I remember right, about 375 blocks were submitted!

Elizabeth Hartman is overseeing the challenge. And, bless her heart, she is photographing all of them for a series of blog posts on The Modern Quilt Guild.  Each of her posts highlights a particular piecing style. One of my blocks (the gray zigzag) is included in today's post, Diamonds and Other Angles.

**09-18-2012 Edited to add...My other block (the blue/green half-square-triangles) is part of today's post, Triangles.

It's been really fun seeing the blocks, all of them incredible, and who created them. The blog series continues through the third week of September, so even more yet to see!!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Build a Bundle!

It's like shopping without spending money!

1. BacktoSchool-C9070-ROYAL-450, 2. BusytownAtoZ-45699-S-450, 3. HappinessPeanuts-22064-J-450     (Created with fd's Flickr Toys)

A couple of Fridays ago, the Fat Quarter Shop's blog began a Build a Bundle contest.  A staff member chooses a favorite fabric and you choose 2 coordinating fabrics. The staff member selects the winning bundle and the winner receives one yard each of the three fabrics.

Soooo, imagine my surprise and excitement when I opened my email yesterday morning and saw one with the subject line "Jolly Jabber Winner!".  And now, 3 yards of fun fabric are on the way to my mailbox--what a great way to start the weekend!!  That, and some much needed rain as well!

There's a Flickr group where the bundles are posted--it's kind of fun to see so many different fabric combinations.

Hope you're having a good weekend too...