Saturday, February 12, 2011

Think spring....and cleaning

 Some great news...we signed the  papers. We did everything by FedEx and the place in FL will be officially ours on Monday. We have been searching for a place since last March and now I can officially think of myself as a "snowbird."It is in a small community of villas near the Gulf of Mexico. I  learned that in the community there is someone who is a "heavy duty" quilter. Can't wait to meet her when we go back sometime in March.

Did you get your copy of the Feb/March McCall's Quick Quilts? I was very happy about the way they showed the Woolen Whimsy designs that my quilting buddy, Pat, and I designed. If you happen to make something from the pattern, I'd sure like to see it.

original runner

Now thinking about spring. ...I redid a bunny runner that I showed quite a while ago to make it a little smaller. The original was 48 inches long to use on my sofa table. It featured Aunt Grace repo fabric. The ladies at Seaside Applique asked me to do a demo and I decide to work up a smaller version that is only 36 inches long which features springy fabric. I also used a special technique that makes the bunny be puffier.
36 inch runner

As for the cleaning....I looked in my stash closet and found that it is quite full so I decided that I would give away some extra yoyos. A year or so a friend gave me a bunch of yoyos that she and her mother had made. I decided that I liked to make them, too. They inspired me to do a yoyo quilt but I have lots of them left over. So, I will giveaway 100 assorted purple yoyos to anyone who would like to use them in a project. So here is what you need to do. Make a comment on this post by midnight February 19  EST and tell me what you would like to do with the yoyos....will you make a wallhanging, add them to a project you are already doing? creative. I will draw a name randomly from all the posts. Make sure that you have an email address where I can contact you. I am anxious to pass on the enthusiasm. For my international friends, I'm sorry to leave you out this time. You don't have to be a follower but it sure would be nice if you were.

My yoyo bedcover before I added the backing


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm not sure. I've never made anything from yoyos, but I love purple

Pat said...

Both your runners look nice and, of course, you know I love the yo-yo quilt. I'm sure someone will come up with a very creative idea to use the yo-yo's. I'm thinking Kaye will want to enter your giveaway as she LOVES the color purple.

Shannon said...

I would love to win them Thank you for sharing the yo-yo love. I think I would add some of my own and make a quilt like yours. I am sorry I know that it not creative but the quilt is so cute!

Kathy H said...

I would use the yoyos to make part of a wall hanging. The quilt is a vase of flowers and all the flowers are yoyos. I haven't tried to make any yet but everyone says they are fun and easy to make. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Needled Mom said...

I have a small box of yo yos from my husband's aunt (green) and I think the purples would look fabulous with them. Perhaps they would inspire me to get on the ball and get them put together. I may have to make some yellow ones so they look like flowers.

Kaye said...

Now I think almost everyone knows that purple is my very favorite color. I would be thrilled to win the yo-yos. I have to be honest I am not sure what I would make but be sure it will be great

jennifer said...

Yo yo's are so addictive. I'd probably sew them togeteher for candle mats:) Thanks for chance