Friday, May 20, 2011

Thanks to Madame Samm I won

Today on Stash Manicure, the lovely Madame Samm is featuring the talented artist Rebecca Barker.  Last month, when she was featured, I was lucky enough to win 10 of her beautiful quilt themed cards.  I was thrilled when I opened the package and saw that they were even nicer than I expected.  If you haven't already entered the giveaway, hurry over to Stash Manicure to check out the details of the giveaway.  I love my cards so much, I can't bear to write in them.  I have them in my sewing room so that I can look at them everyday.

They are much nicer than the above picture.  It was pouring rain all day yesterday and the lighting even with a flash was not complimentary.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Starting the Hands 2 Help Quilt

I have been searching for the perfect (if there is such a thing) quilt pattern for the beautiful, bright  fabrics that  Jamie, my Hands 2 Help swap partner, sent me.  She has already made lots of progress on the quilt she is making with the fabrics I sent her (with lots from her own stash added).  You can see the quilt on her design wall at  Baby Boomer Quilting Bee.  She does fabulous work.

These are the lovely fabrics she sent me.  They are actually much brighter in person.  I decided that the quilt on the cover of the Summer 2011 issue of Quilts and More designed by Cherri House is the perfect match.  You can see the picture on her blog Cherry House Quilts.  In addition to the yardage, I have cut some charms from a ZuZu Petals charm pack by Benartex.  The original quilt is 85" x 85" so my meager brain is working on the math to shrink it down to the 60" x 60" challenge size.

I have to put on some speed because the blocks are laid out on my daughter's bed.  She'll be graduating from college next week and will be coming home to continue her job search.  Using her bed as a design wall will no longer be an option.