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.