Dilly Day Winners & New Table Runner Project

Drum roll please...And the winners are... Pauline Van Heest and Jane S., congratulations both of you for having your names drawn in the Dilly Day fat quarter bundle give away!

Thank you to everyone who entered the drawing and for all the wonderful comments about the new collection. There were over 280 comments! I read everyone of the comments and really appreciate all the kind words about my work and this blog.

I have been working on a new, free project for all of you to say thank you -- I know how much you all like the table runners! This Stepping Stones table runner is a great project for a beginning quilter or great for a confident quilter who would just like a fast project and wants to bring a little spring into their home.

This table runner has a modern look with the minimal piecing and geometric forms, it really will bring a breath of fresh air into any home decor. You will be able to whip this one up in no time. To down load the free PDF of this project, visit the Stepping Stones Table Runner project page and get started today!

Dilly Day Fat Quarter Give Away

Leave a comment on this post and you will automatically be entered into the random drawing for a chance to win a Dilly Day fat quarter bundle! Two fat quarter bundles from my new Dilly Day collection will be given away free! A bundle includes 20 different prints from the Dilly Day collection.

Dilly Day Fat Quarters

Here is what you need to do to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post to be entered into give away, anytime between Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 and by 12:30 pm (EST) on Thursday, March 1st, 2012
  • Only one entry per name will be put into the drawing, so not necessary to comment more then once, it will not improve your chances
  • I will notify the winners on Thursday, March 1st and post winners names on my blog

Best of luck!

Note: This quilt is not included in the give away.

Sew Crazy

Over the last four weeks, I have sewn 3 quilts, 1 table runner and created a Valentine's Card project! Man, I have been a busy girl! We had a bit of a hiccup last week when I posted the Valentine's Day card project and my E-Pattern "Set Sail" announcement. It turned out that I have too many subscribers to my blog and not all my email notifications have been getting out lately!

Who would have guessed - I had no idea you could have too many subscribers! Well, it has taken a few days but I think we have all the bugs worked out now and we have a new email service in place to handle the mailings. I apologize to those of you that may have gotten several emails from my site while we were de-bugging and to those of you who didn't receive any emails at all. You may want to read back a few blog posts to see what you may have missed.

So, let me tell you about what I have been working on these last couple of weeks. The first two quilts of the 3 made are all finished. Pieced, quilted, bound and shipped. Both of those quilts were full-size quilts, one was made for Quilt Magazine and hand-quilted by me and the other quilt was made for Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine and was machine quilted. Both quilts will be seen this summer in those magazines and both use my new Dilly Day fabric collection.

The third quilt I have sewn up is Square Dance, the project quilt for the Dilly Day collection. You can download this pattern free from Fabri-Quilt.

I am always amazed at how these cut pieces of fabric that fit all so nicely into a small bin can come together and make a full-size quilt!

But, they do, and here is the Square Dance quilt top all pieced! Yeah! This quilt will travel to trade shows and Quilt Markets to promote the new collection.

Life has been "sew crazy" here I have hardly had a moment to enjoy my accomplishments. I sure will enjoy seeing them in the magazines later this year and it will be well worth it! Now that I have the chance, I want to properly introduce my Dilly Day collection. Check with your local quilt shop to see if they are carrying the collection or search on-line.

These are all 20 prints in the collection. A fun palette for summer.

Looking ahead... I plan on having a Dilly Day fat quarter give a-way in the days to come. I just want to make sure all the mailing hiccups are over before I post the give a-way.

I will also have a super quick, super easy table runner project to post around the time of the give a-way. I just need to complete the table runner and write up the instructions for a free PDF project. So, be watching for all that!

Another future post will be about what to do with those left over triangle trimmings from quick piece triangle blocks (sometimes called "flippy triangles".) The "Using Left-over Triangles" post idea was a great question asked by Ana Maria of Spain. I will have some tips and block suggestions, because I am sure there are others who would like to get some ideas on how to use those scraps too. That will be a fun post to do.

Sew... till next post...