Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pincushion giveaway, a new blog, and more!

My friend, Kimber, over at Heirlooms by Ashton House is celebrating the publication of her pincushion pattern in the recent issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. She is hosting a giveaway and Allie, Oliver's sister, is the prize.  Visit her blog here for your chance to win.  I am the lucky owner of one of her hat pincushions and can attest to the caliber of her workmanship!
 Good luck to everyone, but the owl is mine!! 
A month or so ago, a few of my quilty friends took road trips to SoCal. They ranted and raved about a shop called Fat Quarters Quilt Shop. Well, now there is a blog to follow.  The last post was about Cheri Payne and featured her free pattern, Soot &Ashes. I wish I had followed along. It came out very cute. Perhaps a tad too prim for me, but there are a few of her patterns I love, including Thursday's Quilt and Sunday's Best. Pictures of both are in the collage. 

Next year, Cathi of Shakerwood Quilts will pair up with Sue of Quilt Times and present a Christmas BOM. Should be a fun one to participate in.
I did a Christmas BOM once. Did I finish it? No, but here it is.
One more block and a little embellisment to go. It just got put on my sidebar as one I want to finish. If it was finished, I could have entered it here.
Maybe next year!


  1. Hi Cheryl,
    I started a comment but where did it go? Anyway... I have that magazine and marked it as a "give-it-a-try."

    And that Soot and Ashes quilt... It's a beauty, too.

    Love your Christmas BOM... "git 'er done!" It's beautiful!

    Have a great day! ...Karen

  2. I like fat quorter quilt shop blog, I put in my prered folder, thanks for link!!
    A big good luck for competition, your quilt is beautiful!

  3. I like your BOM Christmas quilt. It's different from what you normally see.

  4. Looks like you have been busy as always. I have a lot to catch up on and I can't ignore Christmas any longer. Home soon and to be honest, I can't wait. But ask me again in a couple of weeks where I want to be!

  5. Great blog links Cheryl - thanks for sharing!

    Your Christmas BOM is gorgeous!
    I'm like you - lot's of projects going at once.
    I typically end up finishing my winter projects the following summer ;)
    Wishing you much success on the completion of this lovely BOM.

  6. only one more block...get this done..it is beautiful cheryl

  7. I love your Merry Christmas blocks! Only one more to go and it will be a complete top - hooray!!! Thanks to the link for the owl pincushion giveaway.

  8. One more block to go? If you don't finish now, you'll be inspired to in January when the holiday slow down hits. :-) It is going to be gorgeous! Have a happy day!


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