Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments for our Eventide Sew Along Parade!
I agree, they all are winners!
I was finally able to download a decent picture of Carol's Eventide . . .
Doesn't that make a difference! What a beauty, thanks for being so patient and understanding Carol!
I also posted Sinta's Eventide before it was totally pieced. Here's her finished Eventide.
I never could figure out how to swap the picture in my blog with this one.
Sinta has named her finished Eventide her "Dear John Quilt", check out Sinta's blog for her Dear Eventide letter. Sinta, I think you'll fall back in love with this quilt at some point, maybe not today, or tomorrow, but for sure, one of these days you'll be so happy to have this big lovely Fig Tree quilt on your bed, I just know it.
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I learned so much hosting my first sew along. Next time I will give folks more time to work a sew along into their schedule, a little more time to prepare and finish what is currently on their sewing table before the official start date. I'll also make sure adequate patterns are available before the official start date. As a whole, I think things went pretty well.
I will host another sew along and am currently mulling over some ideas. One idea is to go at a slower pace, to give new quilters and busy quilters time to easily participate. Maybe have monthly goals over a 6 month period. Another idea I'm trying to figure out is a sew along where we all use the same fabric but chose our own patterns. I'm having a hard time figuring out how I could get a group to not only agree on a family of fabric, but to go out and buy it. Stay tuned for updates.
Now for our Sew Along Winners -
Gretchen - Stella Bella Quilts, you are the winner of the $50 Gift Certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop - donated by Kimberly
Thanks to both of our very generous prize sponsors!
I'm working on the mug rugs I promised each finisher at the start of the sew along, I hope to get them in the mail next week.
Now that I've wrapped up the sew along, I wonder what to do with all my spare time, maybe some Evening Bloom and a new quilt or two, for sure I'll be back to reading my favorite blogs, checking out the new ones from folks who followed the sew along, and getting caught up on my comments!
Today is Lisa's Fat Quarter Winners Book Tour day, go check out Pinochle, you'll love it!!