Sunday, December 14, 2014

Giveaway Day Winner!

Well, the December 2014 Giveaway Day is over. Congratulations to Brooke, who won the Cotton + Steel fat quarters.

Thank you all for participating!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Scrap Migration Quilt

Did you know that the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild will have a new exhibit early next year? In celebration of the guild turning five years old, there will be a My MODERN exhibit at Island Quilter from January 2 to February 5, 2015. Previously, I have entered preexisting quilts in the guild exhibits, but this time, I was inspired to make a brand new quilt especially for this exhibit.

Scrap Migration came about because the construction of my Patriotic X and Plus Quilt resulted in a pile of leftover half-square triangles. I knew I wanted to use alternate grid work and end up with a quilt 36” square, and the design just evolved from there. Those lonely half-square triangle blocks became scrappy flying geese set against an improvisational pieced background.

The top and binding of Scrap Migration are made entirely of scraps from other quilts, and the back is made from scraps and stash fabric. Even the batting was leftover from another project. How’s that for using what’s on hand? In fact, I’m almost completely out of white scraps now. Guess I’ll just have to start a new quilt!

Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday at She Can Quilt.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Giveaway Day: December 8, 2014

Happy Giveaway Day! If you are not already aware, twice a year Sew, Mama, Sew! hosts a giveaway day for handmade items and craft supplies. My offering this year is seven fat quarters of Cotton + Steel fabric. As a bonus, the winner will also receive a Seattle You Are Here ornament from Starbucks. I don’t know about you, but sewing and coffee go hand-in-hand for me!

Here are the details:

  • To enter in the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post describing your favorite handmade gift to make.
  • The giveaway will close at midnight PST on Friday, 12/12/14.
  • I will randomly choose a winner and email them by Sunday, 12/14/14. If you are a no-reply blogger (or don't have a blog), please leave an email address in your comment. If I don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours, I will randomly choose another winner.
  • The package will be shipped by Tuesday, 12/16/14.
  • Please be prepared to provide a US shipping address, as I will not be shipping internationally.

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