March Break with the kiddos was fun, although we are still being dogged by illness. Oh well, it's been a pretty good winter so I can't really complain if we've got a few weeks of the blahs, right? Right! It turns out I did get some sewing time in this week. Woo hoo! Now, did I take advantage of that time to finish a few of my gazillion projects? Heck no! Why finish something when you can start something instead? Daniel was keen to make a placemat for him so we worked together on that and I'll share it next week when it's done.
The other project I worked on is this fun lap quilt. Ever since I saw Ginette's post about the Jelly Roll 1600, I've been itching to try it with solids. I was going to make my own jelly roll, but then I saw the Kona dark jelly roll at a guild meeting a few weeks ago and I couldn't resist.
|Kona Solid Jelly Roll - Dark|
I took my time (listening to the Steve Jobs biography -- fascinating!), but still had the top finished within three hours, which includes creating the initial 1600"-ish strip. Three hours for a quilt top that's approx. 56" by 64"! It didn't turn out as I had envisioned, but I still really like it. Very funky modern look, I find. It is bugging me that both yellows are on the same side, but wabi sabi, wabi sabi, wabi sabi! ;)
Here's a photo of the finished top being held up by my seven year old and his buddy. It's a little off, but there's hope yet for them to become my quilt models. Muuaahaaahaa! How do you like our Christmas lights?
I'm linking up to TGIFF!, which is being hosted by the fabulous Rhianon @ The Nifty Stitcher. She's got a gorgeous quilt she made for her sister. Her free motion quilting is seriously awesome! Check it out and you're welcome to link up one of your own recent finishes!
Okay, it's time for the giveaway! Today's giveaway is two batik fat quarters and one long quarter of this fabulous graduated batik that goes from yellow to green to blue-grey. I picked these fabrics up in Digby, Nova Scotia last summer because it reminded me of the ocean there and I thought I'd share some of it with you!
This giveaway is open to everyone until March 23, 2012 at 6 p.m. EST. Ms. Random Number Generator will pick the winner and I'll post it sometime on the 24th. So what to do to win?
1. Leave a comment about something fun you did this week.
Bonus entry for followers:
2. If you are a follower or become a follower, leave a comment letting me know.
If you are a no-reply blogger, make sure your email address is in your comment. If this Blog Hop Party is anything like the last, I might not be able to keep up with replying to the comments, but I do read every one and I thank you in advance for entering!
There are a ton of other great giveaways linked in at the Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Party so go check it out.
Oh, and I heard that The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims is going to have all of their past episodes available for free this weekend, March 16-18. Happy St. Patrick's Day to us...or Happy International Quilting Weekend!
Now, I'm off to play ringette in a tournament this weekend. Woo hoo! Fingers crossed that the back holds up!
Good luck and have a great weekend!