THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.
Although I love the song we are not singing America the Beautiful today, but you can if the spirit moves you. The post title refers to the project I have worked on the past few days.
Around Thanksgiving I subscribed to McCall's Quilting and another two quilt magazines. I also received a subscription for another quilt magazine from my sister for Christmas. And as I was trying to put some organization into my sewing area and noticed all of the books and periodicals I have for crocheting, cross stich, sewing and quilting, I decided that I needed to do more than just read my new subscriptions. So, my goal is to make a project from each issue I receive. The January/February Quilting issue made it easy for me. They have a series sampler quilt that will be published in six installments, and I love the pattern so that is what I'm making. The quilt is called America the Beautiful and it is designed by Lynn Lister. The first three blocks to do are the Shining Star, the Barn, and The Field or what I think of as The Fruited Plain.
The Shining Star took me almost all of yesterday afternoon to make. What takes you the most time when you begin a quilt? For me it is choosing the fabric. I think it's because I like to play with fabric, and so I literally do that with my scraps.
I still need to applique the star, but after that the Barn Block is done.
I haven't begun the Fruited Plains (Field) Block, but that will keep me busy later today.
The next block that Janet Wickell has chosen for her scrap quilt along is the Goshen Star Block. So I get to play with my scraps again:)
I mentioned in an earlier post that this month I have been blogging for one year. I'm having a small giveaway to celebrate being part of a nice community of bloggers.
This is Arianna by Jennifer Young for Benartex. There are 35 5 inch squares. This is one of the groups I received as part of Benartex' Preview Pack Club. It's a pretty collection with pinks, aquas, browns, blues, yellows and khaki.
Leave me a nice comment. Please don't just say, "Thanks for the giveaway. Count me in" or any variation of that. Would you like to tell me what takes you the longest when you have a project? Or what you subscribe to? Or a qal or sal you've joined? I'm interested.
The winner will be chosen on Monday, January 10th.
Thanks for visiting. God Bless You.