Winner, Winner…

But not “Chicken Dinner!” I don’t even like chicken (that much). We quilters need to come up with a different ending for that that’s more “quilty!” But maybe the title to this post should be Winner, Winner…Winner! anyway, since I actually chose not just one, not two, but three winners this morning for the giveaway! I received so many wonderful tips and there were a number of you out there who blogged and tweeted about the giveaway, so I added a couple more prizes to the pot!

Inchie QuiltsWinner #1: Sheryl H. who sent in today’s tip on The Daily Stitch, as a matter of fact! Sheryl’s won a copy of Inchie Quilts and the InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool & Ruler Set!

Winner #2: Dorothy H. who tweeted about the giveaway early on and then sent in lots of great tips right at the deadline last night! Dorothy’s won the InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool & Ruler Set!

Winner #3: Maria@Maria Michaels Designs who sent tips and blogged about the giveaway has won the InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool & Ruler Set!

I’ll contact the winners directly by email later today! Thank you ALL for playing along, and congrats to all the winners! I received so many great tips this time, and they’ll be coming at you on The Daily Stitch for the next month or so while I’m in the States. If you’re not a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for? You can subscribe by RSS or get The Daily Stitch delivered to you by email so you won’t miss out on all the great tips from fellow quilters!

Giveaway Update: First Tip Posts Tomorrow on The Daily Stitch

The Daily Stitch

I’m just popping in to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has sent in tips, blogged and posted on Twitter about the giveaway so far! I’ve received so many tips, and they’re all pret-ty ding dang dong wonderful! My personal favorite will post on The Daily Stitch tomorrow, September 30, and the rest will follow.

Here’s what I asked for:

Any quilting tips are great, whether they’re about cutting, piecing, pressing, fabrics, threads, embellishments, unusual uses for everyday items, favorite notions or gizmos, great places to shop, or fabulous quilt shows or events. I’d also love to hear about your favorite quilting artists, especially the little known ones, so send some links and tell me what you think is cool about their work.

And oh boy, did you deliver! Yes, dear readers and friends, you’ve made my life just a little easier before my big trip to the States, and you’re all just awesome! But there’s still time—time enough to send in your tip (or tips!) to get your name in the hat for a copy of Inchie Quilts, and an InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool & Ruler Set. Every tip gets another chance to win! And I know there are more tips out there where these came from! Keep ’em coming! Deadline is October 1, and I’ll draw for the winner on October 2!

Inchie Quilt Reveal #2

The second Inchie Quilt from the giveaway has been received by it’s new owner, the lovely Emma@Sampaguita Quilts, so now I can share it with all of you! I had great fun making this quilt! Just like the Inchie Quilt for Nadine@Patchowl, I didn’t want to give this one up! It’s just that every Inchie is soooo cool, and even though I know I can make more, it’s still hard to see them go. I know it has a good home though, so that’s a plus!

Emma shared some ideas for color choices that she liked with me, and though I’m not positive that I got the colors completely right, I’m happy with the way it turned out, and I hope Emma is too! I found a really cool batik fabric that seemed like it would fit in with Emma’s color ideas, and went from there. The batik fabric also inspired the layout of the quilt. Read More

Inchie Quilt Reveal #1

Since the new owner of this quilt, the lovely Nadine@Patchowl, has received it, I can now share it with all of you. Nadine was one of the winners of the Giveaway, and she told me what colors she liked, and sent me some paint color cards since she recently painted the sewing area where she planned to hang the quilt.

I started making her a quilt with those colors, but then in a different email conversation, she mentioned that she really liked the new Moda Patisserie line of fabrics, and I just happened to have a charm pack of those fabrics, so I started the quilt again and used Patisserie fabrics for the Inchies.

But before I show you the quilt, I must confess, I almost couldn’t bear to part with it! I’ve never given any Inchie Quilts away permanently before now, so I haven’t ever had this problem before! 🙂 Although I’ve considered sending one of my quilts to my mom but I haven’t ever done it, so maybe I just can’t part with that one either. Anyway, here’s the quilt I made for Nadine: Read More

Sneak peek at the latest Inchie quilt

Patchwork Times: Eating, Dressing, Shopping

There are a couple of things I’ve been meaning to share for forever and a day it seems, but life gets in the way sometimes. I hate it when it does that. Anyway, here goes, in order of age:

Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties--Ami Simms

Way back in March (I think), Ami Simms said she would hand dye some of my panties, and I could become a panty-wearing member of the Yo-Yo Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties, an exclusive club of women (and one man, it turns out) who would recognize each other at quilt shows by flashing the secret “Sisterhood” signal: an index finger to the hip. Okay, to be honest, Ami didn’t just issue this lovely offer to me, she blogged about it, and I decided I’d take her up on it!

Time was short, so I did what any good Angel-card-carrying VSC shopper would do. I ordered panties online and had them shipped to Ami direct! I’m told she got a total kick out of the whole VSC panties thing. Anyway, the picture above shows four of the ten pairs I got back, each one prettier than the last. I LOVE my hand dyed panties, thankyouverymuch, and if you’re a member too, be sure to give the secret signal when we meet up at quilt shows!

In April (or maybe it was May, come to think about it), the lovely Glennis@ShiboriGirl was on her way to Japan to participate in the Silk Experience tour (her trip report is still unfolding on her blog, with great pictures from Japan!). Lucky lady indeed! Before she left, she had a Sayonara Sale on her luscious silk shibori ribbon, and it was just the opportunity I’d been waiting for to try some. Here’s what I bought: Read More

Inchies and More Giveaway Winners!

(Sorry I took so long to post this! Had to deal with a teenager crisis first thing this morning. Don’t worry, I haven’t killed her yet…)

And the winners of the Giveaway are (drumroll please…):

Emma and Nadine (the other)!!!

Emma and Nadine (the other) will each receive an Inchie quilt art piece in their choice of colors. Emma and Nadine submitted tips, blogged, commented and Twittered for totals of 19 points and 17 points respectively for the top two spots! Read More