Ho ho holy moly! I have 2 spectacular Holiday Goodness Giveaways to tell you about today! The first prize package includes a 24-piece fat quarter stack of Windham Fabric's Love and Kisses fabric by Prima, a 2-pack of Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors and a copy of the all-inclusive quilt book The Quilting Bible, 3rd Edition.
To enter to win this first prize package leave your answer in the comments section here to the question by Midnight ET Wednesday, December 22, 2010 and you are in the running. (But not while holding your scissors!)
The question: What kind of holiday card are you sending? A handmade one? A store bought one? An e-card? A photo card? A newsletter? Or is a Facebook post all you will manage? (By the way, do you follow Craftside on Facebook?)
This second spectacular prize package includes a 29-piece fat quarter stack of Windham Fabric's Cat In The Manor by Mary Koval, a 2-pack of Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors and copy of the coffee table book Quilts Around The World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe by Spike Gillespie.
To enter to win this second amazing prize package, go to the Windham Fabrics Snip-its Blog by Midnight ET Wednesday, December 22, 2010 and leave a comment.
The fine print:
You may enter once at each location.
Open to US residents only; winners must provide a physical address (no PO Boxes).
Be sure to keep coming back here because there will be lots more super-fabulous giveaways (and our usual fun inside peeks into new books) you will want to get yourself in the running for!
I actually started out inspired by these two pages from the Korea chapter in Quilts Around The World. These are wrapping cloths that have a very modern feel to them with the basic blocks of bright color.
I cut strips of the Cat In The Manor fabric in a variety of widths.
Then I cut this big section into strips of stripes! Hehe that was fun to type. Again I varied the width of the strips.
I further mixed up the order of the stripes by cutting them apart at different points and adding in a few other pieces of fabric from my stash and resewing the strips together to mix up the stripe order. I flipped them around too. It is at this point where I decided the fabric needed separation and I have been wanting to make a Roman Stripe quilt since this post about a Roman Stripe Quilt back in May. So I did.
I will piece the strips of stripes with the toile cut in a variety of widths as well pay close attention to keeping the toile all going in the same direction.
I better get sewing! Leave your comment here and at Windham Fabrics Snip-its Blog and have a great day!
More about the books:
This essential book for all quilters and quilt collectors tells the fascinating story of quilting around the world, illuminated by the international quilt community’s top experts and more than 300 glorious color photographs. Covering Japan, China, Korea, and India; England, Ireland, France, and The Netherlands; Australia, Africa, Central America, North America, and beyond, Quilts Around The World explores both the diversity and common threads of quilting. Discover Aboriginal patchwork from Australia, intricate Rallis from the Middle East, Amish and Hawaiian quilts from the United States, Sashiko quilts from Japan, vivid Molas from Central America, and art quilts from every corner of the globe.
Spike Gillespie is the critically acclaimed author of several books, including Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters and Quilty As Charged: Undercover in the Material World. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Smithsonian, Real Simple, Fiber Arts, and many other publications. She lives in Austin, Texas.
This is the one reference every quilter needs. Its 352 pages and 1,000 photographs cover every aspect of machine quilting. Sections include quilt basics, block-pieced quilts, appliqué quilts, special piecing methods, embellishing quilts, and a sampler quilt with related projects. Quilters from beginners to the skilled will turn to this book again and again. Revised with new photography and updated content to be more complete, this is the only reference machine quilters will need.
The lifestyles editors of Creative Publishing international have created many trusted and timely classics on sewing, needle arts, and all kinds of crafts. All of our books are researched, written, and edited by professionals and artisans who have practiced and promoted their specialties for years.
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