|Goldfish Bowl Pocketbook|
Pattern from "First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting", by Christina Cameli
The quilting design shows up better in the picture below. Although there is much room for FMQ improvement, I'm really happy with how it turned out. The color in this photo is more accurate too - the outside of the purse is Kona Cotton in Azure.
|Goldfish Bowl Pocketbook |
Quilting Design from "Step-By-Step Free Motion Quilting", by Christina Cameli
I've gotten serious about learning to free motion quilt... at least enough to do small projects. This time around, I am finally meeting with some success and there is a reason for that. Her name is... gee, can you guess? Yes! Christina Cameli.
Christina is just the best and I am definitely a huge fan! I met her last spring when I chose her Spoonflower fabric for one of my own book's projects. At the time, I had no idea who she was, or that she was such a sweetie pie! She is a great teacher too. As you can see, I've spent some serious time pouring over her two wonderful books. All those little tabs are for things I want to try! (That is not a real cookie - it's one of my cookie coasters.)
|The Secret Formula for learning how to Free-Motion Quilt|
I also enrolled in Christina's bestselling Craftsy Class: The Secrets of Free Motion Quilting, which made me an even bigger fan than ever! Christina is very good at teaching quilting and watching her class is so helpful! She has a gift for being somehow inspiring and restful at the same time.
I am a Craftsy affiliate now, so must tell you that if you click the links to Craftsy and happen to purchase anything, that I will receive a commision. Cynthia Brunz of Quilting is more fun than Housework helped me learn how to set that up and I just have to say a huge "Thank You Cyndy!" here on my blog.
I chose to become an affiliate because I love Craftsy. I was already a fan of Christina!
On March 6th, I will be guest posting for the very first time for my friend Susie of Susie's Sunroom! I'll be taking part in her Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop. I've purchased the cutest fabrics for this and will be quilting my pillow with another of Christina's beautiful quilting designs from Step-By-Step Free-Motion Quilting. This is so exciting for me and I am really honored that Susie asked me to be a part of her hop!
Aren't I a meanie-mean-pants? I've put the announcement of who won the Kona Cotton (All 303 Fabulous Colors) Color Card all the way down here in my post. Bwah, Ah, Ah! A very link filled post with lots of wonderful places to go and check out, I might add. So without further ado, here is the photo I took of the computer screen with the winner chosen by the Random Integer Generator:
I met a lot of wonderful folks this week and wish everyone could win! There were 101 comments (I did not count blue replies by me) I haven't been able to get my blog set up with numbered comments yet, which means I counted three times to make sure I got it right. The lucky winner is one of the people I just met: Colleen K., who blogs at Fancy Foot Farm! Colleen, I'll email you soon. Or you can email me; either way is good.
Would you like to see another fun giveaway? Mara has made the most adorable and tiny little paper pieced Bee blocks and is making a pincushion to give away to one of her lucky readers. You can comment for a chance to win here: Secretly Stitching
And Last, but certainly not least, I am linking this post to Sew the Library. This is a monthly link up party that starts on the 20th of each month. The great idea behind this linky party is to make a project from a book you already own... something we all intend to do , but often put off. Oh Look! Squirrel!
This month the party is at Martha's Weekend Doings. Check out the great Kimono Tunic that Martha made! Have you sewn a project from one of your books this month? If so, go and join in the fun!
Thanks for visiting!