Beat The Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party
Winter can be an awefully long time, specially when the sun hasn't been shining. For the next week, we can create our own sunshine, by hopping around and visiting the over 175 blogs joining in the the Quilters' Blog Hop Party.
Welcome to Books and Quilts. For over 5 years, and 1000+ posts, I have been writing about my various needlecrafts I do and books I have read. Scattered in are food posts, vacation photos and other such fun. Did I mention quilts, there are quite a few of those as well.
Each week I feature my Needlework Tuesday post, where I share what I have been up to with a needle over the past week. My readers are invited to grab the cute little mouse and add him to their post and leave a comment with a link to their post. I find it a great way to encourage each other in our projects.
Occasionally on Friday I review a book by a First Nations/Aboriginal author.
Most Saturdays, I join in with Beth Fish Reads for her Weekend Cooking post.
This week I have been working on a scrappy log cabin style wall hanging. I received the pieces during a local shop hop a number of years ago. I promptly cut the kit and then for some reason it got placed in a box and forgotten. What a pleasure to pull it out and start sewing right away. The star at the centre of the blocks are all pieced and I am ready to add the logs. When you return on Tuesday for my next Needlework Tuesday post, I should have the top completed. These little beauties measure 6 1/2 inches.
This past Tuesday's post was all about disappearing 4 patch blocks. I tried three different versions, and am still looking for tutorials of more variations of this block.
The week before, I unveiled the bird quilt that I have been working on. Below is just one of the twelve blocks. Click the link to view the entire quilt.
Now for the Giveaway.
One lucky winner will receive this lovely fat quarter assortment. Doesn't it just call out 'SPRING'.
Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment. You don't have to be a follower of my blog to enter, but it would be nice if you were. It will also give you two extra entries. If I get 20 new followers, (I have 101 at present) I will add a second prize of 2 fat quarters.
Update: 11am Saturday, 21 new followers, so will add a second prize of 2 fat quarters. Let's up the ante one more time, another 20 followers (141) will result in a third prize. This sure is fun.
Update: 3pm Sunday, lots of new followers, I'm over 150, so there will be three prize draws.