Anyway, that green fabric magnetism sure came in handy when I wanted to make a surprise for a friend who needed encouragement. I had decided on making a bag to hold some goodies, when I learned that her favorite color is green and that she loves roses and summertime. From there, it was sort of a no brainer:
|Summertime Roses Tote Bag|
|Strip piecing and pressing the fabrics.|
|Choosing the right colors of Kona cotton to use for trims, footer and lining.|
|Pockets made from leftover strip piecing.|
|A simple box pleated bottom|
|I used a white, ropy curtain tie-back as the handle. Found it at JoAnn's.|
|Summertime Roses - love those Kaffe / Jacobs / Mably fabrics!|
Quilty Orphan Adoption Event and the Giveaway Winner
Many thanks to Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework! The event is a wonderful new idea she had and I hope when Cyndy holds the next linky party in the spring, that many more people will be ready to take part.
I've held giveaways a few times where I asked commenters to tell me about their favorite charity quilting causes. It really makes you more aware of how many wonderful, giving and caring people inhabit Quilty Blogland! Life is a lot brighter for so many people because of the good you all do!
Well of course you all are winners in my book! So I'm very glad I can use Random.org's random integer generator to choose the winner of the Rainbow Zoo Quilt Kit giveaway prize. Otherwise, I'd never be able to decide.
Without further ado, here is the screenshot of the winning number:
That's you Cecilia! I've just sent the email off to you and also wanted to say that it was very nice to meet you during this giveaway!
Cecilia 9/18/15, 9:35 AM 33
I like to make quilts for Project Linus and also for the NICU at our local hospital. I enjoy making quilts for the children. Thanks for giving away such a great kit.
Cecilia 9/18/15, 9:36 AM 34
I'm a new follower via email.
Cecilia 9/18/15, 9:36 AM 35
A great big Thank You to everyone who commented! I actually made it through them all, replying and reciprocating LOL, which is a miracle this week.
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