Celebrate my 7 Year Podcastiversary and Enter to Win a Fat Quarter Bundle!

I’ve been doing this little quilting podcast for seven years as of October 17, 2017! Time certainly has flown, and I wanted to host a little celebration, which of course means a giveaway!

The fine people at Windham have donated this fabulous bundle of 17 fat quarters from the new Flourish line from Mia Whittemore (who got her line produced by winning a context with Uppercase magazine – fun!), which comes in lucious purples, yellows, and botanical prints.

I would show a picture of the actual bundle, but I forgot to take a picture of it before jetting out of town, so here is Windham’s graphic and a link to ogle it on their website.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway; you’ve got until midnight October 24 (US Eastern time) to enter the giveaway, and I will ship internationally!

Thanks for listening!

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WIP Wednesday – Piles and Piles

I have a quilt retreat coming up in October, and I am already feeling the pressure to organize and pack for it.  I’ve got a couple simple quilt tops kitted up a ready to go, but would like to get a couple others cut and ready to piece. And that’s on top of learning I need to go to a last-minute work conference next week! Yikes.

I usually overpack by about 1 project, so start placing your bets on which one doesn’t get put together!

Sunday Stash – Catmaflauge

I powered through two quilts this week; the first a Christmas gift and the second a sample for an upcoming pattern.  Nina, of course, needed to help, which means I get go to go through tedious de-hairing exercise and then hermetically sealing it into… something to keep the cats off of it. Sigh.

  • Used this past week: 13 yard
    • 4.25 yd for Narwhal quilt
    • 8.5 yd for Into the Groove sample quilt
    • 0.25 yd for block testing
  • Total Used Year to Date: 243.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 69.5 yards (29% of total used)

Sunday Stash – Finally!

This week I powered through some of the donation quilts I had ready to go from all that piecing that happened last week.  Those two quilts I finished are in the wash, so no pictures yet, and of course the third I totally forgot to finish before taking in to the shop that it’s going to hang in! Next time I’m in, I’ll grab a picture of it.

It was Saturday Sampler blog pick up week for me, though, so I got four blocks done over the weekend.  Here’s the two house blocks since it was a double month for those:

  • Used this past week: 14.25 yard
    • 5.75 yd for Belinda shop sample
    • 4.25 yd for Rainbow Unicorn donation quilt
    • 4.25 yd for Shabby Chic donation quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 230.5 yards
  • Added this week: nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 69.5 yards (30% of total used)

WIP Wednesday – No Longer Hunkered Down

I’m looking forward to neither using nor hearing the phrase “hunker down” for a couple weeks; Hurricane Irma passed through my area, and we lucked out and only had a steady rain with minimal wind gusts at my house. School was cancelled for a couple days to prepare for the worst, so I’m quite happy that the kids are back in school today.

Since we never lost power, I’ve made some progress on other donation quilts.  First up is the rainbow unicorn one:

And also the pastel floral one:

I should point out that while Irma didn’t wreak much havoc, Hurricat Nina did sweep through.