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Wow, I can hardly believe it, this is the 200th post for my blog!!
Friday's post is a perfect example of one of the many reasons why I enjoy blogging. It all started with a simple little story about an ugly block I put together for Mocha Trail. First off, without my blog, who would I share my quilting stories with, so even after I had wasted my time and fabric making that ugly block, this is what popped into my mind, "Oh well, that will make for a good blog post".
No one else in my family quilts, so it's nice to always have someone to share my little quilting experiences , accomplishments, and yes even my boo-boo's with.
But the best part of that post, the comments! You are a smart bunch! Here's what I learned, maybe red in the background fabric does work, maybe the block will look good once it's mixed in with the rest of the blocks, and most importantly, it's not one block that makes that pattern work, it's ALL the blocks, working together! So while wanting to make each block better than the last is a fun goal, really, my main purpose should be making a set of blocks, that make the whole top better! Wow, thanks so much for that perspective, which was really totally lost on me!!
This is just one example of why I've enjoyed writing all 200 posts and loved hearing what you had to say about them.
So here's a little thank you, from my sewing room to yours....
How about a fat quarter bundle . . .
A fat quarter bundle of Fresh Palette by Carrie Nelson for Henry Glass Fabrics.
21 fat quarters of cheerful, bright, and downright lovely fabric.
I just love the assortment of colors, a nice fresh palette.
Plus, this is Carrie's first family of fabrics, how often do you get the opportunity to own the first family of fabric by a designer.....almost makes me want to keep it, hoard it, leave it on my shelf and pet it!
But that's not all.....
How about some fresh rulers too?
The other day, I noticed all the corners on my favorite square rulers were wonky, I'm hard on corners. Buying rulers is not a fun way to spend my sewing money, but sometimes, you've just got to break down and resupply. So while I was replacing my favorites, I picked up a few extra for you,
a 9 1/2" , 6 1/2" and 3 1/2 ruler.
Rules for giveaway;
Leave a comment, by Wednesday, November 10th, 5 am, Central Standard Time. No location restrictions, if the post office can find you, you're in!
Please leave a comment about your guidelines for buying fabric. Do you prefer fat quarter bundles, only buy for a pattern, buy too much so you don't run short, don't worry about amounts, there's always fabric to be had, follow the 3 yard rule for fabric you love....whatever, just pass along what seems to work for you when you go shopping.
I'll announce the winner Thursday, November 11th.
No sewing for me this weekend, but I'm still plugging away on my hsts for Belle Meade.
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I don't know if the 656 hsts that I need will fill this basket, but the 236 I have made are looking pretty good! I'm loving my Easy Angle and plan to do a tutorial on using that ruler sometime this week.