Monday, January 7, 2008
100th Post Giveaway
It's about time to celebrate my 100th post, as you can see this is 105, better a little late than never.... I did have plans to make something quilty for my 100th post but I haven't done any quilting this week, I've been working on a needlepunch for the LQS sample they wanted for Valentines. I'd like to finish the Wings of Love by the end of this week. By the time I get that sample done it'll be too late to make something for my give-away. So I hope you don't mind I'll give away a couple of things all quilters love....fabric. It doesn't show well in the picture but believe me this is a really nice selection of 5 FQ's in different shades of cream to a light beige, a book with some really neat pincushions and a cute pattern. I have a question I've been thinking about this week. How do you choose a quilt pattern? Do you pick the fabric and then find a pattern or do you find a pattern first and then look for the prefect fabrics. Or maybe you prefer when the work is all done and buy a kit. I find that I'm attracted to the colours of the fabrics first then the pattern. How do you choose the right pattern for the right fabrics??? Tell me what you do when shopping for fabrics. Leave me a comment and I'll do a random draw on Sunday Jan 13th.
Here is the punchneedle I'm working on "Wings of Love". It looks a bit funny right now, I'm finishing up the diamond border design around the outside edge. I haven't decided if I'm going to put this piece in a frame or make a pillow. I'm leaning towards a pillow made with wool. I'll show this again when I'm done.
This is the frame I bought and has been waiting for that prefect project. Karen send me a stitchery pattern "Ring in the New" by Kathy Schmitz which will fit great in this frame, see previous post. I'm excited about getting the first block started...maybe next week I'll have some progress.