I've had an exciting quilty week so far...if something else happens today I'm going to rush out to buy a California Lottery Ticket.
My first surprise was on Monday when I learned that I'd won the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 2 publication from the week long blog tour hosted by Quiltmaker to introduce their publication. Imagine my delight when I saw on the winner's list "#5 Sandi" listed on the Winners from the 100 Blocks Vol. 2 blog tour for a comment I made on the Quiltmaker 2011: A Sneak Peek give away. Check out my blog entry on Tuesday, November 9 for more information on the tour and a picture of the cover of what I will soon have coming to me from Quiltmaker.
My second surprise was on Tuesday when I learned that Eileen Fowler, Associate Editor in charge of Spotlight for Quiltmaker requested I send them two of my quilts. Koh-i-noor and Kiwiberry are being considered for Spotlight which is one of the regular departments in each issue (it's on the last page of each publication). Both of these quilts were made in 2009 and both happen to be Bonnie Hunter designs e.g. Blue Ridge Beauty and Strip Twist respectively that were published as a pattern in Quiltmaker in 2008 and 2009. I've contacted an AQS appraiser to establish their value and hope to have them in the mail to Quiltmaker real soon. I'm so excited to be considered by Quiltmaker again!
Monday night was my Canyon Quilt Guild's Holiday Meeting. The potluck offered all kinds of tasty delights for all of us. Salads seem to be the popular dish nowadays which meets with my approval 100%. The challenge of aprons was outstanding...some very clever garments that took prizes for the best of about nine different categories that included sexiest, gardening, recycled, and several more.
Tuesday night I spent time hand sewing the binding down on Krumbs and preparing Koala for sewing down the binding and sleeve. Both of these quilts happen to be Bonnie Hunter designs Fun with Bricks and My Blue Heaven. I've got fabrics selected for my last 2010 UFO; it's a start although not as fast as it needs to be considering my deadline of November 30th! Here's a photo of the fabrics I'll work with to make the 15 different star blocks that will become this quilt.
The anticipation of the release of Clue #1 for Bonnie Hunter's Mystery being referred to as RRCB (short for Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll) that is scheduled for Friday is crazy for all the Bonnie-ites! Hope your week is going as well as mine has so far. Happy Sewing.