Today I am 39 1/2. We're big into fractions at my house. My daughter is currently 4 5/6 and my son is 6 2/3. At what age will they just be a whole number all year!?
Recently, I won a spectacular giveaway from Jamie and Jill of Sunflower Quilts. I had been eyeing their Thread Cutter as I love to chain piece and I think it would be a great tool for the kids to use. (My son is already a fan of chain piecing.) You can see a little video of how it works on Sunflower Quilts. It's super easy to use. My only tip is to make sure to take a couple stitches between each piece to give enough space to easily cut without pulling out any stitches at the edge of your piecing. I've been using it on my current projects, but my kids haven't been in the sewing room lately, so they have not tried it out yet. I'm loving it!
Now, the real reason that I'm telling you all about my prize is that Jaime and Jill were so generous to include a second Thread Cutter for me to give away! So, in celebration of my half birthday, I'd like to give one of you a prize! Please comment below and tell me your favorite sewing tool(s). Followers get a bonus entry. Make a second comment and tell me how you follow me (IG, newsletter, Bloglovin', etc.). I'll ship worldwide. Giveaway ends Monday, April 10th, 10pm PST. Good luck and happy sewing! EDIT: The giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Sarah@123quilt! (Winner chosen by random number generator at random.org)
This week's final Project QUILTING challenge of the season was "Time Is Up." My initial thought was that I wanted to make a sundial quilt. I opted for a minimalist representation and started with a couple improv pieced curves before adding the triangular "dial" by machine appliqué. I used my free-motion quilting to embellish the design with the clock tick marks and the shadow. My mini quilt finished at 9" x 9".
A great big thank you to Kim (Host) and Trish (Challenge Designer) for a fun season of challenges. It was my first time participating, and I'm wiped out, but I'm really glad that I set aside the time and made it a priority to participate in all six weeks. My two favorite quilts that I made for this season's challenges were for the Tuned Into Texture and Brighter the Better challenges.
I'm linking up to Project Quilting Challenge 6. Voting starts at noon Central time on Sunday. You can check out all the entries and vote on your favorites. (Mine is #82.)
At last year's QuiltCon I took an awesome Intermediate Improv class with Rossie Hutchinson. One of my projects that resulted from that class is this Wonky Cross quilt. It was chosen this month (#12) for the APQ UFO Challenge.
The blocks are created in pairs. I completed eight blocks in class. At some point I added a second fabric pull to the project that I thought coordinated well. Now I'm up to 34 blocks. I have no specific plans on number of blocks/rows or overall finished size. We'll see where this takes me this month.
January and February both resulted in finished quilt tops for the OMG UFO challenge projects. I'm hoping I'll get through the quilting step as well on this one this month!
I'm linking up to the OMG February Goal Setting Link Up.