Sunday, June 27, 2010

CONTEST! Win a 2010 Summer Mystery Pattern!

Jess and I have decided to host a little contest! The prize is a free copy of Jess' new 2010 Summer Mystery pattern for the upcoming Mystery Weekend on July 17th & 18th!

For the next two weeks, all you have to do is leave a comment stating your favorite tip or trick about quilting! Only ONE tip or trick per comment but you may comment as many times as you like to this blog posting as well as to the Quilt and Needle Forum thread and our Facebook status - however, you can only win once!

So get your thinking caps on and get your favorite quilty tips and tricks posted by midnight CDT (that's central daylight time) July 9th! Jess and I will draw the winner's name from all comment entries and let y'all know on Saturday, July 10th. We will contact the winner on July 10th to get their email address to send their prize on the Mystery Quilt Weekend.

We are looking forward to the wealth of your quilty experiences!

By the way, if the chosen winner has already purchased this 2010 Summer Mystery pattern, the winner may select one of the previously published patterns from the Quilt & Needle webstore.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Well Summertime has arrived! I am really enjoying our new place. No more hot, hot summers for 4 or 5 months. We'll get some heat later in the Summer, but right now it's warm and sunny with some breezes. Just perfect in my opinion!

I've really been enjoying all the creative blogs out there. It helps to keep the inspiration up and find new and fun things to make. My 1930s swap fabric has been calling to me. At first, I was going to match it up with some nice, bright white and do a Irish chain pattern. But I don't keep white in the house, only buy it if I need it for some charity blocks or baby blocks. So I couldn't wait to go buy some white, and just decided to do something different with the 30s fabrics....I wished I would of waited. I use some of the fabric in a pinwheels pattern, and have decided that it's just too 'busy'. I should of used some solid, either for the pinwheels or the it's back to the drawing board. I'll have to get some solids to use, or go with white.

We're gearing up for Summer at the Q&N too. We have a table runner swap in progress right now. Gilly from Australia is my swap partner. I had fun coming up with a pattern for her, to fit her octagonal kitchen table. Can't show it to you yet though, as it's a surprise and I don't want to Gilly to see it.

We also have a mystery weekend coming up next month. I'll give you a positive date on that soon. That will be super, as always! Jess makes awesome mystery quilts.

What are you doing with your Summer? Any vacation plans? My summer will be full of getting our new place in shape. And getting ready for the cold winter months.

Stop by the Q&N, and see what we're up to. We have lots and lots of albums full of inspiration for you!

Till next time...