Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Wire Table Stand and Evergreen Header giveaway! You all had so many great ideas for what to display. Using a random number generator, we have selected our winner.
Congratulations to commetor #67, Sarah Nolt! We have sent you an email and once we hear back, we will get your table stand and header shipped out.
If you didn't win, but would like to purchase a table stand and header, you can view all of the options here: Wire Table Stand and Headers
I don't normally do a lot of pattern designing around here, but with Urban Odyssey, I couldn't resist. Blue, green, teal, and brown is my absolute favorite color combination after all! One of the prints I love in Urban Odyssey is the Metropolitan tonal print. I kept thinking how much the green one looked like a turle shell, and thus, the Slow Poke Baby Quilt was born!
I named the quilt after my baby brother, who was nicknamed "Pokey" as a child because he was never in a hurry to get anywhere. He would meander along at his own pace, getting distracted by every little thing along the way. It used to drive my family of long-legged, fast-walkers nuts! Now my "baby brother" is 28, married, and bald. *sniff* I feel so old!
Anyway, in the main part of the quilt, the snowball blocks are designed to look like turtle shells. Everyone here at the office says the little turtle must be "shell shopping". I added some big strips of the focal fabric to the top and bottom to really show off that beautiful design with a minimum amount of fuss. I made the quilt toddler bed size, so it will get plenty of use well past babyhood, yet it's not too big to hang on the nursery wall.
I've heard in the past that it's hard to find cute fabrics and quilts for boys, and having my own boy in a few short months, I know this to be true! Not all of us want our boys decked out in sports or transportation themed stuff. I hope this quilt appeals to other parents and grandparents of boys looking for something "boyish", but still sweet and cute. (Of course, this would work equally well for a girl too, but it's easy to find stuff for them!)
My kitchen window was in dire need of decorative curtains. When I first moved in, there were simple ivory canvas curtains up. But they just looked blah in my kitchen. I definitely wanted more color. Because I have a lot of Jadeite in my kitchen and touches of that color, I wanted to make curtains with that color as well.
This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!
It was my turn in the A Year in Stitches group to design a block, and my month is December. I designed a strippy Quilt-As-You-Go tree
for my block, which brings together my love of Christmas trees and
“quick & easy” (I know, those of you who know me are stunned it’s
not a snowman!).
This mini quilt stand we’ve photographed it on is very handy for all
the 12” quilt patterns I’ve seen popping up everywhere, including on our
A Year in Stitches Group. I adore the little masterpieces we’ve been creating and I hate to put them away after their turn on the Calendar Keeper
is over so this allows me another way to display them. Now I can
display a block on my calendar and one on my stand. Too bad I can’t win
this because I sure could use another one…
Keep reading for details on how to win!