*The giveaway of a copy of Kristyne's beautiful quilty embroidery book, S is for Stitch, is down the bottom folks!*
Well it's been an exciting first week back at work. There's been far more work than I would have liked, but morning coffee and toilet breaks without an audience are high on my list of enjoyable new experiences.
Because I haven't had much quilty time this week, I thought I should do a post I've been meaning to do for aaaaaaages about Princess's bed quilt. This is the second quilt I made, and was a significant step up from First Quilt (not my best effort!).
As you can see, it has wonky stars, which was inspired by this absolutely gorgeous quilt (I can't find the finished picture, sorry!). I used a variety of sherberty coloured fabrics I had lying around - lots of which were not quilting cottons. I have since learned that quilting cottons are much less stretchy and that trimming your blocks before sashing is a good idea! Princess's favourite fabrics are the Hello Kitty prints. Hence her quilt name. Wait for it. Wait ...
Hello Kitty quilt.
That's right. She's a genius. It has a red striped binding and a matching pillowcase, to finish it off.
|Why hello kitty quilt|
Wonky stars are great fun. This is the tutorial I used, which makes them really easy. I think I'll make another one at some point.
|Hubby was on photo duty. As you can see he left it late in the day. *sigh*|
Can you see the black smudge in the middle? That's from when Princess had a tantrum the other day and stomped all over her quilt with dirty shoes (we're not allowed shoes inside!). It needs to go in the wash. *sigh*
In further news, da da dum .... it's giveaway time. I know, right, how awesome is that? Stash books are the best. They heard about our little ABC quilt-a-long from S is for Stitch and thought that you, my lovely bloggy friends, would like to win a copy. I pondered this for all of 30 seconds and agreed that indeed you would.
|Would you like to win me? Would you?|
So here we go. The rules are:
- anyone can enter
- if you are a follower, you get another entry
- if you mention and link to this blog post elsewhere, you get a further entry
- post a comment for each entry
- US residents will receive a hard copy of the book
- Other country residents will receive an e-copy (it's a PDF so you can print up the pattern pages - cool eh!)
I'll draw the winner Sunday week (29 September) using the Princess random number generator and tell you about it on the Sunday ABC BOW blog post. I think we will be up to D is for Dinosaur by then. Coolio.
Good luck my quilty friends!
PS - I love you all, but I won't respond to all the entry comments.