This week’s giveaway of a Big Goddess Sheet goes to Karen McMahon. Congrats to Karen! If you are not Karen and would still like to have your own Goddess Sheet, click here to find it.
This product is really fantastic for fusing. It diffuses heat very well – I especially like using it with wool applique but it works with cotton too. The 17 3/4″ x 24″Big Goddess is Teflon coated fiberglass designed to be used with fusible web.
FYI: The instructions say not to fold the sheet, but I have sometimes folded mine and it has not seemed to hurt it.
Alison Glass designs lovely fabric that just happens to be perfect for The Magical Unicorn. I asked if she could put together a magical fabric bundle and I am very happy to announce that she has!
The rainbow starter bundle above will get you well on your way to having a great selection of fabrics for your Magical Unicorn quilt.
Depending on your specific color choices, you may need to add to this selection. You will also need to add larger cuts of some colors due to size and background needs. Alison has add-on options with the bundle and you can also visit the yardage section in her online shop for the white base/background fabric.
I want to add that I’ve been sewing with Alison’s fabric on two of the Bullseye quilts and it is a joy to work with. It will be a constant in my stash from now on. Happy stitching!
Sue Singer is this week’s lucky winner of the COB LED Light shown below. Congrats to Sue!
As I said in my newsletter, Anna Rice, from Tampa, sent me an email last week about the two ‘wonderful life saving LED lights’ that she and her husband used to light their way after Irma knocked out the power. Here’s a bit of Anna’s email:
“These lights were so valuable to us in times of no electricity — lit the kitchen well enough for me to prepare a full meal using Sterno can placed in colander with skewers laid across to hold cooking pots. What fun???? Anyway those lights are fabulous. I had previously placed one under my computer desk so I could see what I was trying to do regarding computer things like plugging in flash drives. LOVE YOUR SITE and will shop as often as I can.”
Click here to find this battery-operated COB LED Light Switch and others that are bigger.
And click here to learn more about the COB LED light source. It’s kind of interesting!
Congrats to Lizabeth Fullam who won this week’s giveaway— a Sugarbooger Sandwich Box with a leash* of foxes.
You can carry all sorts of quilt-y notions in a sandwich box — or you can carry a sandwich :-). I have several different sandwich and bento box styles at pieceocake.com. Click here to find them all.
*According to wikipedia, a group of foxes is referred to as a skulk, leash, or earth. Who knew?!
Just so you know, there’s still plenty of time for you to make a unicorn quilt by December 25. I made two unicorn quilts last year to give to Celia for Christmas — and I didn’t begin sewing until September. In fact, I didn’t begin drawing the pattern until August!
My quilts are machine appliqued with a straight stitch which blends in with the machine quilting stitches. It’s fast and easy and it really, really works! Instructions for this method are included in the pattern. Click here to find The Magical Unicorn pattern.
Mary G won this week’s giveaway, a Magical Unicorn pattern! If you are not Mary and still want to make this quilt, click here. This is a happy quilt that makes a wonderful gift for that unicorn-loving person in your life.
For those of you who may be wondering…
10 days ago we all thought my mom was dying. ‘We all’ included her physician, the staff at her assisted living center, the hospice staff who came later, and me – the not-medically-trained quilter.
My mom is much beloved at her assisted living center and they did everything they could to help and that included finding round-the-clock sitters and getting hospice set up on a Sunday. It was an amazing mobilization of help. I was mentally making funeral plans.
During those 2 days, we all said ‘you know, she could get better’ but none of us really thought she would. And then, she did! I showed up early Monday morning thinking mom would still be practically comatose and there she was, eating breakfast in the dining hall!
She’s gotten steadily better over the past week and is now mostly back to where she was ‘before’. Let me just say that I hope I inherited her healing genes :-).
No one knows how long this will last, but isn’t that true for all of us?
Every day is a gift. Hold that thought in your heart, as much as you can.
Enjoy today with a smile on your face, a song in your heart, and sewing in hand :-).
This photo is one I took for my photo critique class with Ricky Tims.