Friday, May 27, 2011

Catching up on quilt blocks and giveaway winner

How about some Giveaway Day winners?


Out of 783 comments (wow!) I can now say that the big Giveaway Day winner is none other than...

#74: Annabelle G from Malvern, Arizona!

The runners up, who will get something handmade from me (and some supplies), are

#358  missknitta and #467 nicmowat

I really wanted to pick more winners, and it was so cool to see all of the places in the world that bloggy crafters live and create. I even met my name twin, Lindsay Thompson (which is my maiden name), from Alberta, Canada!

Speaking of winners, I recently scored some Nicey Jane fat quarters from Gen X Quilters. Very happy to see these in the mail this week! I think they are going to look awesome sitting next to my stash of vintage sheet fat quarters.

Nicey Jane

I've been catching up on blocks for my IMQG bee. Almost got two 8.5-inch blocks with the fabric Meg sent!

Wonky log cabins for Meg

And, despite my current non-chair sewing chair (it's a piano bench) and sore back, I was able to sit through the making of these two Bottled Rainbows...

Blue Block

These have been prepped and ready to quilt for weeks, but I've been distracted by other sewing projects. This means I have 12 done!

Purple Block

In other news, I've got some crafty blogger links to share. Be inspired!

Craftside: A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world
This week at Craftside there are tutorials on how to make a three-page spread in your art journal, the components of a page layout in grid format, how to make doll hair with yarn and an amigurumi octopus sighting at Maker Faire.

Eileen, The Artful Crafter
See how to make zero-calorie fortune cookies for your next party. Hint: they’re made in the craft room – not the kitchen. 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a special post honoring an artist's passing. 

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
How to make a fallen soldier uniform pendant. 

Crafty Princess Diaries
The Jane Austen Society becomes sensible and sensitive to stitchers at its next convention.

Mixed Media Artist
Have you ever heard of silk fusion or silk paper? It's amazing stuff!

About Family Crafts
Check out the graduation quilts Sherri designed and made for her kids.

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