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Monday, February 28, 2011

Good For You To Know

Tomorrow, March 1st, SewCalGal begins accepting nominations for the SewCalGal Golden Quilter Awards 2011.  You may have seen her badge for the event on blogs you visit:
If you go here http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/golden-quilter-awards.html you will read all about it.  Today's post http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2011/02/final-curtain-call-for-2010-golden.html  lists the winners from last year, and I saw two names I've recently talked about on my blog;  Bonnie K. Hunter who designed the basket block I'm making and Eleanor Burns whose books I love and learn from. 
Visit SewCalGal's site on March 1st to read her post opening up the nomination process.  There are many sponsors, and you receive entries for their prizes by nominating and voting. 

Barb of Bejeweled Quilts http://www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com/ is celebrating her 32nd wedding anniversary and her son's birthday with a giveaway that increases whenever the comments increase by the amount of 32.  It began simply enough with a pattern for her turtle quilt, which alone is a great prize.  But now Barb has added a small island doll and a card of cocoanut shell buttons (she misses American Samoa where her husband was stationed but now they are in the U.S. again.)  Ends March 4th.

I'm up to 29.5 basket blocks.  I stopped sewing yesterday because I was ripping out too many seams, so time to put it down.  I crocheted instead.

The hosital wants the lapghans to be 40 inches and mine measures 36 now, so it needs more border rows.  I'm afraid the border might be too wide if I keep adding rows.  I may finish it and see if it looks ok, but if not take it apart. 

This antique cactus basket quilt dates from 1930 and was made in Iowa.  The pattern is in one of my Saver's books, Quilts Around the Year by Linda Seward.  What I took note of was that the blocks are not bordered but are sewn right next to each other.  It took 56 blocks. 

This quilt is in Patchwork Quilts Made Easy by Jean Wells.  I like the way the baskets are set.

This is nice too. 
I'm looking for ideas on how to set my blocks, if I ever finish them:)

I did listen to Joanne Fluke's latest, The Devil's Food Cake Murder.  If there are any other followers out there, what's happening with Norman?  He's so nice and Mike is a cad.  Hurry up and write another book, Joanne!

God Bless You.


Barb said...

Thanks so much for the shout out....and love the patterns you showed.

SewCalGal said...

I just realized that my blog, and your blog, may not have easy ways to email contact. I'm working on the list of winners for the Golden Quilter Awards...{hint,I need your email address...and probably have it via the comments with email, but can't easily find it from your blog}