Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fun in the Mail

I have been winning quite a few blog and Facebook contests lately, and every few days I get something fun in the mail. 

Today's prize was from Benartex, a fun collection of prints from their Tree Frog by Kanvas line.  This Fat Quarter bundle contains the main print, and a number of really great blenders and prints in fun, bright colors.  Inside the box was also a ring pincushion.  I've seen the tutorial for these.  Basically, it's a soda bottle cap with holes punched to string some thin elastic.  That's the ring base (elastic goes around your finger).  Take a circle of fabric, gather the edge, stuff it, and hot glue it inside the cap.  Add ribbon to decorate the cap, and you have what I jokingly referred to as an "emerald engagement ring" so when I'm engaged in sewing, I have a good place for my pins, lol. 

This next picture shows the fabric bundle from Windham for the First Lady's Block of the Month contest on Facebook.  The red batik FQs and the white yardage under it are from Hoffman, for sharing a red and white quilt on their Facebook Wall on GO Red for Women's Heart Health in February, and the ruler and pattern are from the Facebook and Blog contest for World Wide Quilting Day. 
Lots of fun things to play with! 
For World Wide Quilting Day, I finished this quilt.  It was a special order for a customer in England.  She now owns 2 of my quilts, both the same design, but different sizes.  I'm honored to be able to sell my quilts around the world, because of my Etsy store. 
I'm working on finishing up another Zig A Zag quilt which will be named Summer Festival, and making a table topper with my Accuquilt Go! Winding Ways die and blue and white fabrics.  I tried to upload pictures from my camera, but the blog isn't finding them.  You will have to wait and be surprised, just like I am when I get my mail! 
Also, I'm in a few treasuries with my items on Etsy.  Here's the latest. 
I'm also linking up with Team Quiltsy's Work In Progress blog.  Too bad the pictures of what I'm doing won't upload!  Thanks for reading! 

1 comment:

thebutterflyquilter said...

Congrats on all your wins! Love your quilt going to England!