Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Winners, Thimbleberries, and More

The last few days have been awesome!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog, participating in the special events, commenting, becoming a follower, and entering the giveaways. You are wonderful!

It's been a flurry of activities from morning 'till night, starting with hosting Quilt Sue's Christmas Quiltalong on Saturday.  Between eating cinnamon rolls all that day and and replying to the wonderful comments from you all,  I didn't have time to finish the Unit 3 blocks. But I did finish them on Monday! A friend said the picture looks like an argyle sweater and I think she is right!  Look closely and you'll see the 20 units, each one made from 3 hourglass squares. 

Giveaways...speaking of giveaways, with the help of , two winners were selected from the entries that day to receive a package of 6 Christmas Fat Quarters.  Drum roll please.  Judy 1522 and quilary are the lucky recipients! Your packages will be put in the mail tomorrow. Sorry you all couldn't win... you were so supportive and your comments gave me so much enjoyment and giggles!  I wish I had a cinnamon roll for you all!

Remember I still have one more giveaway under way. The Granny-Album block and kit. For details and to enter, click here

After the excitement of the Quiltalong, I moved right into the "Spring is in the Air" Table Hopper Blog Hop sponsored by Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt.   My day was Monday, but the Blog Hop continues through until April 25, excluding weekends.  For the complete schedule, click here Every day during the Blog Hop seems like Christmas.  I wake up and immediately visit the Table Topper Blog Hop Hosts (now that is a tongue twister) to see the eye candy! There are prizes at the end of the draw ( Thanks Madame Samm and sponsors) and some of the hosts have giveaways as well. Please do some will be very inspired!

Today was me time. So what did I do today?  

Yes, it is Thimbleberries Sew Day! ( UPDATE:  Thimbleberries Sew Day is actually next Wednesday, April 25! Thank you so much to Sandie at Crazy 'Bout Quilts for letting me know...guess I was too busy lately to read the calendar, so I feel like I just gained a week! Please keep reading and pretend today is Thimbleberries Sew Day!)   I set aside a few hours today, the last Wednesday of the month, to join up with other Thimbleberries enthusiasts throughout  the quilt blog community. I foraged around and found my tote with my Thimbleberries project and opened  it up to see my treasures from last time and to add a few more.

I worked on my flying geese.  I cut and I sewed and I now have lots of little geese waiting for the next step. And of course I didn't want to waste fabric, so after I sewed the geese together, I then sewed the little triangles that remained.  Do I detect a checkerboard strip for the border? I'll pack these all away 'till next month.

Today I also finished up Block 3 of Pam Buda's Heartspun Quilts 6-week project.  She calls it Patchwork Pockets...gotta love that name! In hindsight, I probably should have used more contrast between the fabrics, but I'll let it go for now. Maybe I'll make another one later, but not today. The block is a little bit busy...

Another block I made recently and sent on to Michele at Quilts From My Crayon Box is  the Star of Hope block.  I found the design on my iPad app, Block Tool, and it was a perfect choice! 

I made an 8-pointed star in red, black, and white, as requested by Michele. The block will be added to other blocks that Michele has received from quilters all over Blog Land for "Danny's Quilt". The blocks will be used to make a quilt to raffle off for a fundraiser for a very good cause.  Please visit Michele's blog here to read more about it. There may be time to add yours to the mix! 

And that's it! Thanks again for coming by and a warm welcome to my new followers.  So glad to have you with me. Time for supper, and then, it's a great night for quilting! 


  1. Hey there girlfriend!~ Congrat's to your winners! Um, glad you are joining in T-berrie Sew Days, but it is next week, the last Wednesday of the month. You are way ahead of everyone!! ;-)

  2. Well don't your QAL blocks look FABULOUS - I love them! I'm finding that making up the hourglasses needs a lot of CONCENTRATION in order to get the blocks true - so I'm still tootling on with those. But I'll be ready for next month's installment with Sharon! :-)

    Well done to Judy1522 and Quilary - I'm sure they will put to good use the fabric from your generous giveaway!

    Although I am a bit of a slowcoach on new technology (despite now having a smartphone), my ears pricked at the mention of an app for quilt blocks - can you believe such a thing?! I'm going to have to have a play with the androidy thingy now...

  3. Congratulations on all the great work with the projects and the posts that you have been doing. You deserve a holiday!
    Your QAL blocks look great and so do the blocks for the other projects. Your sewing machine must be super-charged!

  4. Whew! When did you have time to breathe, eat and sleep? I'm breathless again after reading about all that you've been up to, Lesley!

    No time for grass to grow under your feet, girlfriend.

  5. I love your Thimbleberries...and well..a week biggie....

  6. Oh my ,you have been super busy , where do you find the time . Love all your projects as usual , always a treat to stop by and visit :-)hugs Sheila

  7. So when exactly do you find time to sleep?

    You have been a great hostess twice this week, and still found time to sew some great looking blocks and units.

    Congrats to your winners too - even if they weren't me!

  8. Lesley you are one busy bee.All your work is gorgeous as

  9. You really did get a lot done. I like the 8 point star. Red, white and black always work so well together.

  10. :-) It is sooooo good to know I am in good company! Check your email!
    See you "next week" for Thimbleberries Sew Day. ;-)

  11. Your Thimbleberries is so neat and wow have you been busy! Love the colors in your 8 pointed star, that is one of my favorite patterns!

  12. well you have been busy! love those flying geese, I have been thinking about a flying geese quilt lately!
    keep quilting always fun to see what your working on.

  13. Thanks so very much for the block for the Tribute to Danny Quilt. I truly appreciate it. Having the blocks contributed by quilters all over the world is making it even that much more special.


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