First of all, it's time to draw the winner for my Miniature Quilts Magazine giveaway! Maryellen McCauliffe is the lucky lady - I'll e-mail for your address and get this magazine in the mail first thing tomorrow. Maryellen is not only a fellow Quiltsy Team member on Etsy, but she also is the one that encouraged me to sign up as an Island Batik Ambassador. She has had a rough few months so I'm sure this will brighten her day a bit.
I spent last week working on quilting this quilt top - a real scrappy and bright project with lots of crazy prints. I used purple thread and added a purple binding because it's my clients favorite color!
This one was a bit of a challenge because the top was not very flat. It is all hand pieced, and the blocks are supposed to be 18 inches, but you could tell there was a lot of easing going on as they were sewn together! I quilted it with hearts and loops and am very pleased with the results.
The best part is that this won't be a top sitting in a drawer or on a shelf anymore. It's a finished quilt, ready to be snuggled under, wrapped up in and loved!
I got an exciting message on instagram yesterday! I am the winner of the #eq25 social media prize this month. Don't forget to use the hashtag if you post a picture of a project - you could be a winner, too. I'll be blogging more about that on the 10th of the month - I learned more about using the custom set tool and am excited to share about that.
Today I am doing some random sewing and thinking about what I would like to get done this month, so I'll save that for another post. I've been continuing to work on my rag quilt project and have a big pile of sewn blocks, but lots more flannel to cut up! There is a new Ambassador Challenge for Island Batik this month - modern quilts, so that will be fun. I know what I am making, just have to get sewing...so I think I will leave you there for now and continue on. Have a wonderful day - go get some sewing done, too!