Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Christmas in May, Anyone?


Reading other people's blogs gives me ideas. Too often, I'm afraid, they are ideas about new quilts I want to make. Me, with the UFO List to beat the band. But in the past couple of months, the creative generosity of quilter-bloggers has given me another kind of idea.
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One of the loveliest blogs I know is Nicole's at Sister's Choice. I check every single day to see what she is up to. She is a prolific quilter with beautiful taste and I'm often inspired by what she is doing. In this post, she decides to give away some Christmas blocks that she made and didn't need for the quilt she was working on -- http://sisterschoice.typepad.com/sisters_choice_quilts/2007/05/christmas_block.html -- I'd been thinking for a week or so about what I might give away to a reader, and she provided the clue I needed. Tonight I was prowling around down in my studio, trying to decide what to work on next, and thinking that on Saturday, I really need to spend much of the day organizing and cleaning the space, and I came across a package of unused FQs. They were left over from the quilt that is pictured to the left. That quilt is a Whackie Girl that I made for Sherry and Chris for Christmas.
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The fabrics in the quilt are all Laurel Burch Christmas fabrics and Kona black. I have eight full Fat Quarters, one large piece that probably nets about a half yard, and a packet of smaller scraps. They are pictured here. I know I'm not going to do anything with them, but someone else might. Nicole is making Christmas quilts now and if I were looking to make a Christmas quilt, I'd follow her lead. If you are thinking those kinds of thoughts, and are interested in my Laurel Burch FQs and scraps, leave a comment for this post. A week from today, May 30, I'll draw a name and send the holiday fabrics on to their new owner.

9 comments:

sara, the house of charm said...

My mom has been so excited by her Christmas block give away. She keeps calling me asking me how to best set up the drawing. She said she's putting everything into a green hat then choose a number. the numbers will be based on the order each person commented. Can't wait to read about it tomorow when she posts! Good luck with your give away, it is such a fun thing to do!!

Pam said...

I will put my name in for your draw. They are lovely fat quarters - and I am a big Laurel Burch Fan - and May 30th is my Birthday - so it might be a lucky day for me :))

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt you posted today, it is just beautiful.
I am excited about your give away as these are not fabrics I normally use.
I would love to be able to play with them and challenge myself to make a quilt with them
Thanks!
Kathie

Tanya said...

Beautiful fabrics! I've really been drawn to the bright colored quilts lately but don't have too much in my stash (thinking of getting some though on my trip home this summer!) I'd love to be in on your drawing!

graceamazes said...

You know I love Laurel Burch! If you don't think it's too forward of me, I'd like to be entered in your drawing. Not that I actually need any more fabric or anything. LOL!

marsha

Nicole said...

Wow, Nancy, thank you so much for the lovely compliments! I can feel my green hat getting tighter and tighter...
I would love a chance at your give away!

ikkinlala said...

What lovely fabric!

I hadn't been thinking of Christmas this early in the year, but maybe you're right that now's the time to start.

floribunda said...

Hi Nancy, I've always liked your Whackie Girl quilts (there's another one, right?) and I'd love you win your fabric and make a little whackie of my own!
Julie

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love the whackie girl quilt and adore the fabrics, those are among my favorites. Please DON'T enter me in the drawing though, I'm into stash BUSTING nowadays not accumulating. You are genuinely kind and generous in your offering. I felt compelled to comment on Sherry's quilt, it's lovely and I know she cherishes it.