I bought this kit from Nancy J's Fabrics and they were wonderful to work with. My friend Denise send me a picture of her kit and I loved it. (If I was trying to go on a spending moratorium, I'd blame Denise for me buying this. But since I'm not, Thanks, Denise!)
Here are some specifics about this quilt. It's designed by Roberta Horton and the pattern can be found in
I have to be honest, I didn't really care for the quilt in the book. I wasn't thrilled with the fabrics and just really didn't take the time to explore different fabric possibilities. Boy was that a mistake!
While at a show (I think Paducah),Denise saw a sample that Nancy J's had made up using very different Kaffe fabrics and it was stunning! She bought the kit and then send me pictures. Even looking at the quilt on the screen of a small phone was beautiful. I called the shop about the kit and was pleasantly surprised when they still had all but one of the fabrics. I asked her to substitute what she thought would work and before you know it, I had purchased the kit. (It was wonderful timing because the shop was packing up to got to Grand Rapids and most of this fabric was going with them. Whew, that was close!)
Anyway, I cut the fabric for this soon after receiving the kit because I wanted to have it ready to sew on a moment's notice. Well, my plan worked and it was wonderful to hear the machine purring away. I even enjoyed the pressing! I have another busy week ahead of me so I don't know how much sewing will get done, but it sure is nice to know that it's there and ready to go. Heck, even 15 minutes of sewing feels great and I'm ok with that.
I announced the birth of my latest grandchild Avery Lynn in my last post as well as the possibility of a giveaway. I've been playing around with some ideas of how to host this giveaway and I've come up with what I think is kind of fun. (I hope you do too!)
Since Lynn and Ty had decided to be surprised by their little one and did not find out the gender, I've decided to follow suit and host a
Mystery Prize Giveaway
Here are the specifics:
1. In honor of Lynn's 26+ hours of labor, this giveaway will last for 26 days, with the winner being chosen on September 27th.
2. To be entered in the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog, answering the following question:
What is your favorite childhood memory?
3. To gain an extra entry, link to this post on your blog or Facebook and leave a second comment telling me you've done so.
4. You do not have to be a follower of my blog, but you are more than welcome to do so.
5.If you are a no reply blogger, please make sure I have an e-mail address for you so I can contact you in case you're the winner.
What will the winner receive?
The winner will receive the above pictured bag filled with various fabrics, notions and items that can be used to make a baby quilt and/or other baby related products.
Sound like fun? Want to play along?
I sure hope so.
Good Luck Everyone!!
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