Hello and welcome!
I've been sewing since I was a girl, however I didn't wander into quilting until after I became a Mom. Until that time I sewed mostly clothing, along with toys and as many home décor items as possible (I'm a trained drapery seamstress). I grew up with quilts though, and two of my most treasured possessions are handmade quilts I received from my maternal grandmother. As much as I admired quilts, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy making them. Turns out, I do. After my first quilt, (a twin sized quilt I made for our youngest son from his babyhood flannel receiving blankets), I was hooked.
These days, when I'm not helping my husband with his custom kitchen business, you will find me in my sewing room... dreaming, designing and likely working on a quilt (or two... or three...) amongst my other sewing/crafting projects.
Want to see a few of my favourites?
The pillow above is my own design - the "Triple Hex Reading Pillow" and I made it into a pattern.
|"Sparkle Snowflake" remains one of my all-time favourites and it graces our living room every winter.|
|I love the freedom of scrap piecing and the joy it brings to make leftovers into something useful.|
I look for any opportunity to make something useful from them - like the oven mitts above,
|Each notecard finishes at 3" - so these are great for using up tiny scraps.|
What about the giveaway?
As I browsed through Sew Sisters lovely shop, to select your giveaway prize, I found my creative juices were stirred. I could not help thinking that I would like to design a project for you to make from the fabrics I chose.
Wondering if my idea was too crazy,
I asked Carol if that would be alright and not only did she say, "Yes!" - she sent me the materials to make up my design idea. Yipee!
Here's the fabrics I selected...
and here is what I designed to use them.
Presenting the Oh, Joy! Patchwork Pillow...
Can't you just picture making one of these for a gift?
The pattern is written as a PDF file, so even if you don't win today's bundle of fabrics, you can still make your own version.
Entries close at midnight EST Nov. 23rd.
Sadly, if I can't contact the winner, I will have to re-draw for a new winner.
Just look at all the talent this province has to offer...
I feel honoured to have been a part of Blogathon Canada and I'm really looking forward to finding new blogs to visit throughout this week and making friends!
(Friendships are what blogging is all about).