It took me a while, since I didn't post much this past year, but this is my 300th blog post!! So, to mark this momentous occasion, I am having a giveaway. You can see in the picture the prizes for the lucky winner. The fabric is a 2 yard piece of a pretty wintery print. The patterns are ones I bought and never opened. Maybe you can actually make them, lol. I finished the Tall Christmas Tree, yay. The pattern had 2 sets of papers for piecing, so I am giving the second set away. Anyway, here is the picture.
To win, just leave a nice comment and next week I will randomly pick a winner. Make sure there is a way I can contact you.
So, now on to my pretties to share with you.
First, the tree!! I meandered in the background, and outline quilted on the big pieces. I also made a little star ornament for the top. All of my handmade ornaments from swaps are in the attic, but I will put on as many as possible when I hang this. This wasn't hard to make if you are familiar with paper piecing, but it is 7 feet high and turning it under the needle was a struggle at times. And thank goodness for the button stitch on my Bernina!!! Whoever wins the giveaway will have plenty of time to make this by Christmas.
I recently returned to the monthly Doll Quilt Swap, and this was the first little quilt I received. I absolutely love it!! A nice Canadian named Mary made this beauty. She said she tried 3D flowers for the first time. She sure did a great job.
Mary doesn't visit my blog, so I feel safe posting the small quilt I made for her. I am not good with curves, but saw a quilt similar to this on the web somewhere and thought I would give it a try. It was hard getting the pieced curves to fit in, but I like the way it came out. Not perfect, but pretty, I think. Now I remember why I don't like curves. :)
So, comment for an entry to win, tell your friends if you want. I lost a lot of loyal viewers by not posting for so long, maybe this will get them back.
Many of you are coming through as No Reply Bloggers. That means that I can't reply to your comments, which means that I won't be able to let you know if you win the giveaway. Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville posted a nice set of instructions on how to remedy this. Go HERE to read them. If you don't wish to do this, please leave your email address in your comment. Thanks!!