August 31, 2011

Random Stuff and Random Number Winner

I haven't accomplished a lot lately, unless you consider buying fabric an accomplishment.  I do.  I get a little overwhelmed with all the choices, styles, and colors.  I love that we have so many options, but fabric shopping without a plan is dangerous.    

Over the weekend, I worked on this quilt for a co-worker who's having a baby really soon.  Actually, his wife will be having the baby.  I'll share better pictures after it's quilted.  I still need to trim the blocks and sew them together.  It's made entirely from scraps, and it's the easiest quilt ever.  Seriously.


Since I'm not always able to share what I'm working on, and struggle to think of anything interesting to blab about, I got a giggle from this post by Dawn at Linen Closet Quilts.  Too funny!

So it's time to announce the winner of Sue Abrey's new book, Pick Four.  Congratulations to Happy Cottage Quilter!  If you'll send me your mailing address, your book will be on its way soon. 



If you haven't visited all the stops on the Pick Four Blog Hop, there's still time. Here are the remaining stops: 
See you at Paulette's!
Kim

18 comments:

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I love your quilt, perfect for a baby quilt! So bright and cheerful.

Stephanie said...

Gosh that's a darling quilt. Love the blog link. Funny. My sewing room looks like the Tasmanian Devil took a whirl through!

Angie Burrett said...

Love your baby quilt - bright and fun - am sure the new baby will love! Also thanks for the Blog link - that really made me smile! My sewing room constantly looks as if a bomb has hit it - how I manage to produce anything in such a mess is beyond me!

Donna said...

Congratulations to Happy Cottage Quilter!

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE your first paragraph. It's me -- I'm so guilty of buying fabric without a plan lately and it's starting to show. I need to make some quilts and get with the program -- but I love the fabrics so much I hate to use them -- what if the perfect project comes along and I've used all of the perfect fabric??? And, like you said -- there's SOOOO much out there -- it's overwhelming. It's an obsession -- ack!!!

LOVE that little quilt you're working on -- a great stash buster!!! Oh, and thanks for the fun link!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

woo-hoo!!! I am SO excited! Thanks so much. I think this book is going to be such a huge asset to my quilting!!

LeKaQuilt said...

Your baby quilt is so gorgeous - looking foreward to see it finic.
Congrat to Happy Cottage Quilter :o)

Mary said...

Thank you for putting a smile on my face this morning. Love the baby quilt. It is so cheerful. Enjoyed the post on Linen Closet Quilts. It is just how I feel!!

HOPE said...

I ADORE this quilt!!!

I haven't really cared much for the rail fence pattern..but this take is awesome.

I WILL have to make one similar...love the fabrics!!

Thanks for the INSPIRATION...

Have a Quiltariffic Day!
HOPE

suemac said...

Loved the blog post by Linen Closet Quilter. Isn't that the truth. We are not all Artful Bloggers.

Trudi said...

Such a pretty quilt Kim! What a wonderful, happy gift! Dawn's post was such a giggle. Congratualations to Happy cottage Quilter, she is going to be sew happy to recive her signed copy of Sue's Pick Four book :)

Barb said...

Congrats to the winner, I just love her and I love the fabrics you are using for your quilt.

Jeanna said...

You have the best scraps ever! It's going to be a cute quilt.

Deanna said...

What a fun quilt! Love the happy, bright colors. Maybe you are experiencing color evolution, but it looks like a positive one.

Congratulations also to the winner. She is certain to put it to good use.

em's scrapbag said...

Love all the fabrics in your baby quilt. What a great gift.

Candace said...

Well it looks like I missed a lot while I was blog-breaking, Kim! I did however LOVE reading the Out of the Box book while we were gone - lots of good ideas there! Congratulations to the winners!!
Cheers!

Belinda said...

Oh my...what a great quilty gift you are creating Kim!!! Looks lovely and would LOVE to see it quilted!!

Summerfield Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see it quilted. Thanks for sharing.