It’s time to post the winners of last week’s give-away for pattern of the week. First of all, I really enjoyed reading your comments about the quilt, baby and favorite fabric lines. I am currently working on pattern testing for the new book and patterns, and I was wondering which fabric lines to use. With all of your great feedback, I now know where to start. Little did you all know, you were part of my new personal market research group!!!!!!! So thanks for all of your help.
Anyways, back to the good stuff. I decided that one free pattern wasn’t enough, so I had my husband Joel randomly select two numbers. He chose 34 and 67. So Alicia and Dandelion Quilts, please send me your address and I will get those patterns in the mail.
Now, to a few other fun things. We were invited to my in-laws for supper the other night. Our niece Kara was there and tested out one of my new quilts. We don’t get to see her as often as we’d like, as she lives about 3 1/2 hours away.
Her Mommy and I also swung her in the quilt, making a sort of sling out of it. She loved it! Check out the smile on her face.
She is known for her always smiling face anyways, but she really lit up when we started swinging her. The problem was that our arms wore out before she wanted to quit!
She is saying “Please, Please, Please, Please, Please” – wanting us to pick up the ends of the quilt and swing her again.
We distracted her with a ride with Grandpa John. Anyways, it was a beautiful evening to be outside. I enjoyed the break from work and a chance to hang out with something other than a quilt or computer. A homemade meal was also great change!
Oh, I almost forgot. I have had several people asking how I calculate how much fabric you need for bias binding. I just calculate what I would need for regular (crosscut) binding, then add 1/8 yard extra for smaller project or 1/4 yard extra for large prjects. Sorry, I don’t have a more specific formula to share with you, but this seems to work. (maybe one of the readers knows of a bias binding chart that they would share with us???) Also, I never cut up less than 1/2 yard into bias binding or you get too many seams.
I loved your article in the patchwork & quilting. It was great to read all your fun stuff along with your blog…
The pictures are lovely, all of them. The quilt is terrific.
PLEASE tell me the name of this quilt so I can look for the pattern…I LOVE it! This is just the quilt I would like to make for us for the winter…bright and cheerful and full of color……
Your neice is adorable! I remember swinging our boys in quilts…SO MUCH FUN! And making ‘tents’, too!
She is so precious! What a sweetie!
Such a pretty quilt and it looks pretty big. I too would like to know where I can this pattern (available yet?) and wonder what size it is. Real curious to see the back…some yummy looking fabrics in that.
Hope you are well rested — sounds like you have a lot going on (work wise).
Oh my gosh what a cutie! Not a bad quilt either (tee, hee). Thanks again so much for the email on the info regarding calculating bias binding. I appreciate it knowing how busy you are right now.
Oh, I saw that “Polly” (blogger above) commented on your article in patchwork & quilting…I so enjoyed it too. My Mom and I were in JoAnnes and saw the magazine and I knew from your blog that you were in that issue and so we grabbed them off the shelf and calmly said, “Oh yes, we know her.” 😉 Take care Heather and hope you get back to normal life soon.
Huh — I got your note that this pattern is Double Takes II also — that’s amazing. Sure shows the versatility of this pattern. Of course I’ll have to buy it.
I just found your blog through Cindy of Hyacinth Blog…. I love you Double Takes II quilt and would love to know where to purchase this pattern…..
I loved reading your blog and checked out your “you lucky girl” studio….
What pattern is this quilt in the picture?
I have Double Takes II and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how that pattern turns out to be that quilt….help! I LOVE it! Your blog is heaven–I read it when I can.
Love the Quilt!
Fabulous pictures! There is nothing more wonderful than the laugh of a child!
Congratulations Dandelion Quilts!
Thank you for hosting the giveaway Heather!
Beautiful fabric & a beautiful little girl to show them off! 🙂
Thank you for sharing!
I just discovered your blog. Your quilts are great, so bright and cheerful. Keep up your good work.
lovely quilt and a lovely little girl in it too!
I love you books and all your patterns I have seen. You have a great sence of color and design.
I think I have almost all your patterns and the quilt in McCall s magazine is great!!
I want to thank you for the directions for the bias binding. I have had it shown to me a couple of times, then I forget what way to fold the fabric. Now I have a copy and I will share it with our quilt group. I enjoy your Take Two quilts. I am looking for a fun tablerunner pattern to use the Gobble Gobble charm pack with. Do you have any suggestions?