Moda designers have been celebrating the Country Fair with a blog hop and some great giveaways. It all started on September 6 -- and I was the lucky winner of a fat quarter stack of fabrics from Sandy Gervais' new line - Sassy.
I'm still feeling a bit stunned at my good fortune! This fabric hasn't reached quilt shops yet -- I'm feeling pretty lucky to be among the first to possess it! The blog hop will continue through September, so check out the links on Sandy's blog. Some of the early prizes have already been awarded, but every designer also offers a free pattern on her blog, all inspired by county fairs, so check all the links -- and there are still more than two full weeks worth of great prizes to be given away.
Earlier this summer I had another win - I won this pattern from Thelma at Cupcakes 'n Daisies
It looks pretty intimidating, but I'm looking forward to facing the challenge after I retire in 53 more days. It won't be my first project -- I think I need a pretty organized sewing room to give this one a try, but I love the pattern and look forward to working on it. Check out Thelma's finished Eventide quilt here. Then browse the rest of her blog -- she makes some beautiful quilts!
Barb and I will be joining Ann out at Big Traverse tomorrow for our umpteenth annual quilt retreat. It looks like the sun may shine and the temps may raise to a comfortable level.
I hope to be productive and have some projects to share next week!