Show and tell…

Sharon Rutledge sent me this lovely picture of her Hand Sewing Adventure quilt. I love it so much! She says:

I’m very happy I started this project and happier that I finished it too. It provided me with many relaxing moments of creativity in front of the television. Thank you for the opportunity.

I love the setting for the photo, with the light shining through the quilt. I love the mix of colors, with pops of yellow and green to balance the blues and purples. I love the darker corners on the EPP blocks… it’s all lovely together. Well done, Sharon, and thank you for sharing!

Sharon also mentioned how relaxing the hand sewing was… all of these hand sewn quilt are a physical manifestation of the time spent calmly sewing. It all makes me smile :-).

Click here to find the Hand Sewing book.

Wednesday Giveaway

Gayle Shumaker is this week’s very lucky winner! Congrats to Gayle!

She will receive a 4 3/4″ Patchwork scissor made by KAI that is very sharp and comes with a hard plastic sheath. It is serrated, which means that one blade is smooth and the other has little serrations that control the fabric as you cut. Most people find the grip to be very comfortable. If you are not Gayle and would like to shop for these scissors, click here.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Show and tell…

Louann Young shared her finished quilts from Hand Sewing. She was one of the original Hand Sewing Adventurers and she wrote:

What a fun quilt it was to make with a group of very supportive fellow quilters. Thanks for the opportunity!

Louann, I love the colors you chose! I don’t sew with purple much, so it is especially nice to see it use so well by you.

I especially love your documentation patch! I asked and Louann used a Pigma pen to hand write all the important information on it. In her own handwriting! It’s is nice touch to make it round to fit it into the print on the back of the quilt!

Thank you for sharing your amazing quilt with us! Your quilt is perfect!

Show and Tell…

Andrea Gardner sent me this photo of her Hand Sewing quilt and I love it so much! She chose colors that are so different from mine and it makes me see the quilt with new eyes. Andrea wrote:

Thank you Becky for this challenge! It was certainly one for me😂. Many of these blocks were trashed, pulled out several times. Instead of throwing it all away, I finally decided to make this work for me. It’s a mess but from afar okay. Her name? Ms Cinquante Pied de Page. That’s French for Ms Fifty Footer…things always sound better to me in French!

We are all way too hard on ourselves. Andrea, you made a wonderful quilt! the colors are great, the blocks look good, and I like the quilt without the baskets and the outer borders. You did great! Give yourself a hug and enjoy it :-). Thank you for sharing your quilt with us!

If you missed it, click here to find the Hand Sewing book that has these blocks inside :-).

Wednesday Giveaway

Lo Ann is this week’s winner and she will receive an Applique Stiletto from Pearl Pereira. It has a wonderful, turned wood handle that is easy to hold in a variety of ways. The shape of the handle is comfortable and the wood feels good against your skin. The metal point is sharp and holds the fabric well. 

Use this stiletto to move applique into position on a block, but it can be used in a variety of other sewing tasks where you want a pointy tool. If you are not Lo Ann, click to order your own Applique Stiletto.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!