Well the random number generator picked a winner for the name that quilt contest from those who correctly entered the giveaway by leaving their name suggestion on the proper blog post and following the other rule to enter.
None of the names really said to me — yep, that’s the one. But there were some really great suggestions – some which I have already used for other quilt patterns, some that are dependent on what color fabrics you would use, and others dependent on which layout you use. You’ve heard of the brand “No Name Steaks”, well I think this project will be the No Name Quilt — you will have to give it whatever name you like based on your own choices.
Now back to that winner of the Stitchin with Justquiltin mousepad — lucky # 1 which is:Dar in MO I love that you can arrange it in so many different ways. The last one reminds me of “Rivers & Plains” with the darker greys in various shades of blues. Thanks for the inspirations. So Dar, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address and I’ll get the prize out in the mail next week — which reminds me, Janet P – when I was cleaning yesterday I moved the stuff that goes in your package which I forgot to mail last week. Sheesh! So it will go out next week too when I get back to work.
Now back to that dang scarf I’ve been trying to find the right yarn combinations for. I have wasted all afternoon winding balls of yarn, knitting an inch or so or more and tossing them in a basket because I don’t like the combinations. LOL But I was looking at an old picture of some yarn and in it I think I may have discovered a good combination – so I’m off to go find just where I stashed those.
Well I did spend a little time updating part of the blog – things I had put off because it just took too long with the dial up but now are super speedy. So, the Hoffman Fabrics button in the sidebar has been updated. The slide show includes images of all the patterns I have designed for them over the last three (I think) years that I’ve been doing it. All patterns shown there are available for free download from the Hoffman fabrics website. There’s even a sneak peek at a fabric line or two that are being released at market right now.
I also updated a little of the Sticks and Strings page. I need to finish blocking some completed items so I can get all the photos loaded there. My plan before heading into the sewing room tomorrow morning is to get a couple of items soaked and pinned out on the blocking boards so if I do a couple of items each day, I may get them all done by the end of the week.