Quilting Gallery is celebrating their 5th birthday and what a fun way to celebrate with a blog hop and giveaways. There are tons of giveaways with this blog hop so make sure you check them out here.
We had a wonderful snowy day here in Minnesota so I of course spent it doing some finishing work. There is nothing like being cozy and warm inside while huge white snowflakes are falling outside.
My first project for today was to take the Angelsong block (number 312) and make it into an ornament for our Christmas tree. I added the year to it, a 3/4-inch border, quilted it, added a hanging ribbon, stuffed it, and hung it on the tree. And although I doubt I will ever forget that I made it in 2012, it is always nice to remember the year an ornament was finished, as it seems the older I get the faster the years fly by.
I then decided to quilt my Drop quilt. This time I did not use my BSR, I just turned the speed up on my machine so I could quilt the way I have in the past. It was fun to compare the two as I just quilted a larger quilt using the BSR. I think for smaller quilts I will definitely not us it as I can get smaller stitches and go fast. The bigger quilts I think are definitely for the BESR, especially when there is so much more fabric to work with.
Now for the giveaway...I will be giving away the two fat quarter bundles shown above. One is Parrot Flock and the other Seagull Flock by Thomas Knauer for Andover Fabrics. After laying these out I was wishing I had purchased another one for me. To enter the giveaway leave me a comment letting me know what you would work on if you had one entire uninterrupted day to do nothing but work on a project. Would you piece, quilt, or work on a binding. Would you applique or embroider something or do something entirely different? For a second chance, as always, leave me a comment stating you are a follower or a new follower. This giveaway will be open until Monday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Happy Stitching!! --Kristen