Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I WON A PRIZE!!!

Look what I won from sweet Camille who blogs over at here and has a site at this address. A couple of weeks ago she announced a giveaway, and I entered. And I won one of the gifts and I am so excited! My gift was two turnovers and her pattern for the Wild Thing quilt. Now for you non quilters, I should explain a turnover. It is a pack of already cut fabrics from one fabric line so the fabrics all match. They are diagonally halved five inch squares that have been precision cut by machine. This pack contains 80 triangles, I just fanned out a few of them. With two packs I have 160 triangles! Now a pack of just five inch squares is called a charm pack and they come in pack of 30 to 40+ squares. There is also a pack of 10 inch squares, called a layer cake. You can also buy a roll of 2 1/2 inch strips, called a jelly roll. There are a few other packs too, some smaller and some larger. These packs are loved by quilters because they are all exactly the same size. You know the fabrics all go together because they are from one line. And, cutting the pieces is one of the biggest pains of making a quilt. AND, there is no wasted fabric! Love, love, love those pre-cut fabrics. These triangles are from Moda's Mary Engelbreit Basket of Flowers line and I love them! The funny thing is, I already had a charm pack of this line! And the pattern is one of Camille Roskelley's own designs, called Wild Thing. It's funky cut pinwheels made from two charm packs and a bit less than two yards of neutral fabric. Looks like a fun one to make, and it is now on my list of projects!

So I had best get busy and finish up what is on my sewing table so I can start on these two new project. Thank you again, Camille! I love my gift!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet that prize got you out of the funk you were in! But why wait to work on it? I like to diversify--in other words, get lots of them going so you don't get bored.
Riky

Linda B. said...

Just what the doctor ordered! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

Oh what a win!!! That is awesome. Not that I really understood anything you said, but I can tell by the excitment in you voice (fingers!) that it is a great prize. So CONGRATS to you!!!
You lucky duck.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Lucky you! I haven't bought any turnovers yet but I think they're calling my name. blessings, marlene

Dana said...

You little lucky duck you!!

Just Joni said...

I can feel your enthusiasm and here I was getting all excited about the other kind of turnovers...but at least these are calorie free. Enjoy your creative self and make something marvelous!