There are so many quilting bloggers having giveaways, and I enter them if it is just a matter of leaving a comment. So, I have gotten very lucky lately and here is a fabulous giveaway that I won from Melissa at Libbies Home. There are several pictures. The first one has a candle on the left and 3 votive candles on the right in a wood box that says "Simplify." These are battery lit candles and I love them! They even flicker! That's not all.
Next is this cute little pillow.....
Then, this stocking with the pattern and fabric to make several more.....
Then, these three snowmen on a string. They really smell good.
And, last but not least, the plaid towel, which I placed in front of my fireplace with the pillow leaning on my rocking horse and the snowmen on a string hanging on the fire screen. Can you believe all the cute gifts I received? Thanks so much, Melissa!
Another blogger (Thread Head) is having a "quilt along" and I really like the pattern, so I decided to join in. However, I'm not really quilting along very well. There is too much going on right now, but I plan to pick up on it later. I decided to make a couple test blocks to see how I like it. The second block is this churn dash - and that is what actually convinced me to join in, because I had been wanting to make a churn dash quilt. I love this block! The 2 main fabrics were some I bought in Illinois when we were there and I love them.
This block is called "Alabama Variation" and it will be the alternating block. If you go to look at the web site you can see all the other blocks she has posted so far. I am thinking about using some and not others, or even just using the churn dash blocks alternating with the Alabama variation block. I will be thinking about this and won't be working on this until sometime next year.