Wednesday Giveaway

Congrats to Lo Ann who is this week’s winner! She will receive a set of Dotted Scissor sheaths. Won’t her scissors look sporty!

If you are not the winner and you’d like some Dotted Sheaths, you can find them and all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Shipping at pieceocake.com is free on orders over $75 every day.

Show and Tell and more…

I’m in Houston for Quilt Market where there will be lots of color on display and it won’t be complicated at all. It’s going to be really pretty! I’ll post photos on Instagram and FB for you to see. Until then, here is Angie Weldon’s quilt…

Angie made her quilt after I taught a class at Out On A Limb Quilt Guild in Jasper, GA (North of Atlanta). Isn’t it cute! I love it when quilters adapt a pattern to make the quilt they want to make. Well done, Angie!

FYI: In case you are wondering, Lorna, sadly, had to stay home because of various family-related issues. I do miss her company but these things happen. Luckily, Market and Festival roll around every year :-).

Wednesday Giveaway

This week’s winner is Jmikebalou and she or he will receive a Blackwing pencil from my stash along with a Point Guard. I use Point Guards on all sorts of pencils, including the General’s Charcoal Pencil I use on fabric. Point Guards are available individually and in sets of 3… just so you know, the sets have 3 caps for the price of 2.

If you are not the winner and you’d like some Blackwing pencils and Point Guards, you can find them and all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Shipping at pieceocake.com is free on orders over $75 every day.

Wednesday Giveaway

Sallee is this week’s winner and she will receive a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Quilter’s Select ruler. I love the non-slip coating on the QS rulers so much that I’ve made all my other rulers go away. The numbers can be read left to right AND right to left which takes a little getting used to but once you get it, it’s a good system. This size is handy when you are cutting small shapes.

You can find all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Shipping at pieceocake.com is free on orders over $75 every day.

Show and tell…

Gail Ghiozzi from the Brentwood Delta Quilters Guild wrote to me back in January asking for permission to use our pattern, Swallows in the Window, from Once Upon a Season for their opportunity quilt. I happily gave permission and today I got to see the quilt. It is lovely! Thank you, Gail, for sending these pictures!

They adapted the pattern from the original in a really brilliant way. They only used the pieced bird body units in bright batiks and with a white background. They didn’t add the setting blocks in between. Amazing how the pattern changes, isn’t it?!

Gail says that

Matching the points of the bird body units so that the four point stars that touched were the same fabric was quite a feat. Lots of brainery and patience was required. LOL.  I am attaching two photos of the quilt itself; on the design wall and at its first showing, which was at a Quilt in the Garden affair. I am also attaching the flyer for our Opportunity quilts for the 2020 year.  

Here’s the flyer…

Here’s a link to their site: https://deltaquilters.org/ in case you want to see about buying tickets.

Show and tell…

Pat McCandless sent this version of the Lawn and Garden design. Here’s what Pat wrote:

I used magenta background based on the one you showed some months ago, and combined it with 3 different artists’ bluebird patterns to create a wedding quilt for a young friend. I loved the way it turned out. It is now en route to Ohio, due to be delivered to the bride’s mom today, in time for a shower on Saturday. After I had already completed the quilt top, I learned that the bride’s fiancé calls her his”little bird”, and the decorating theme for their December wedding revolves around birds. Ahhh….kismet!

Thank you, Pat, for sharing your quilt. I love the way you mixed up the different quilt blocks to make this special quilt!

Pat also said that she is truly appreciating the Hand Sewing Adventure right now. She was one among the many, many California household without power due to the PG&E shutoff.  Having something to sew by hand underway is especially important at times like this!

I agree with that sentiment!

Wednesday Giveaway

Adrienne is this week’s winner and she will receive a really nice Pocket Color Wheel! it’s compact and has a whole lot of information at a truly affordable price. If you are not the lucky winner, I think you should definitely buy one :-).

If you are not the winner and you’d like a Pocket Color Wheel, you can find them and all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Shipping at pieceocake.com is free on orders over $75 every day.