It’s been a very busy couple weeks around here as the market deadlines are approaching. I finished up a bunch of quilts in time to sew binding in the car on the way to Montana last week. I got six table runners finished on the ride down, in the hopes that I could do some of my book photography there. I didn’t get much of what I would call perfect photography light, as it was either rainy or sunny, but I did get a few shots with some beautiful mountains in the background (more on that in a week or two). We were gone eight days and drove 3000 miles. I met lots of quilters and stopped in at a few quilt and yarn shops along the way. The scenery was beautiful, but I am happy to be back home – back to my own bed and my regular routine. Well, I guess I wouldn’t call it quite my regular routine, because my book deadline is about a week out, so actually it’s crunch time. I’m trying to finish up my photography, but it’s been raining outside everyday so I have been catching up on a few things inside. I have writing, proofing, and book layout to work on. I also have blogging to catch up on. Last month my first blogiversary came and went and I was so busy I didn’t get a chance to celebrate. I am going to make up for that by having a HUGE belated blogiversary party! There will be cake for me (I ate some props from the photo shoot) and prizes for you.
Since you all couldn’t be here is person to help me celebrate, I got this little munchkin to help me eat the props.
She just digs right in.
I tried to get slightly less frosting on my face.
Forget about frosting, did you say Prizes?
Yes, I did. There are a few prizes to be exact.
(This contest is now closed)
First up, the GRAND prize will be one of my quilts. It’s called Cotton Candy and can be found in my On A Roll book.
Here’s a shot of some of the machine quilting. I love the echo quilting in the border – it highlights the fabric so well.
The fabric is designed by April Cornell (for Moda). I love the cheery colors. April Cornell stopped by my booth at spring market and thanked me for using her fabric. When I got home, she had sent me an autographed copy of one of her hardcover books. I thought it was such a nice gesture that she took the time to do that!
This also gives me a chance to show a color option – Here is the original quilt, also done with April Cornell’s fabric. It was her first line with Moda, called the Poetry Collection. I made so many quilts with this fabric!
Second prize is another quilt, but this one is a bit smaller. It’s from my Little Charmers 5 and is made with Hemming House fabric by Moda.
Here’s is the original, featuring the Fig and Plum fabric line by Fig Tree.
The third prize will be a stack of charm squares and a few patterns to go with them.
In addition to giving away 3 prizes, I’m going to give you 3 chances to win.
First, just leave me a comment to enter. I’d like to hear what you enjoyed learning about most from visiting this blog in the past year. This will help me with ideas of what to blog about in the future! Or you can just tell me what you want to see/learn about!
If you would like a Second chance to win, you can blog about this giveaway on your blog. Stop back and leave a second comment with the link.
If you would like a Third chance to win, just add me to your blog roll. If I’m already on your blog roll, just leave me a third comment saying so.
I also just want to say thanks to all of my readers and quilting friends out there. This blogiversary is my chance to tell you – I SO enjoy reading all of your comments and having a chance to connect with other quilters. Honestly, I spend many hours alone working in my studio, so a blog is a great chance to “meet” with other quilters on a regular basis. My hope is to leave you with some inspiration and a few tricks along the way. My other hope is that you will continue to stop by!