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 Random.org , 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 visiting...you 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!