Sunday, June 05, 2011

400th post giveaway!

But before I get to the giveaway -- it's YELLOW month at the scrappy rainbow challenge. While digging around for yellow scraps, I found this "what was she thinking" bit of applique (along with more yellow scraps than I expected) so I'm planning a sort of medallion quilt around the patchwork kitty. More to follow...
For my 400th post, I'm giving away a copy of Karen Eckmeier's Happy Villages book.
I took a class with her at Long Beach a couple of years ago and STILL haven't finished quilting my village because I can't figure out what thread I started it with and everything else I've tried looks funny. It's on my list of projects to absolutely get done this year, though.

Aside from my thread issues, though, it's a very fun process and everyone's village is unique. I think it would be great for a mini-group or a retreat -- just leave me a comment if you'd like a chance at the book. I'll draw a winner on Wednesday morning, June 8. Thanks for reading!

14 comments:

Sue H said...

Oh, that looks like fun! Congratulations on your 400th post, and on your cute kitten too!

jovaliquilts said...

Well, I just took a class from Karen Eckmeier, too, and I have the book -- it's a terrific project. And the kitty's cute!

Andrea said...

Please count me in Julie - I would love that book. I have been thinking lately about doing some kind of house quilt but I was thinking more about a street - sort of a few houses ( all different ) next to each other but this looks far more fun. If I don't win I may need to track this down - thanx and congrats on 400 posts xx

Me aka Supermom said...

Congrats! ...and I'd love to win that book. I rarely do quilts from someone else's pattern, but these houses are just awesome.
margaret

Joyce said...

Congratulations! I'd love to win that book. I actually made a cityscape when I started to do liberated quilting but this would spur me on to do another one...

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I'd like to win that book, friend. I remember when Tanya at Taniwa was making these and was just fascinated . . . . .

LC said...

Congratulations on the milestone! Count me in on the draw. Will I live long enough to make all the quilts that are on my "inspiration" list? Maybe - but a city quilt is definitely one of them! Oh, I like that cat too...!

Quilter Kathy said...

I'd love to read this book! If you don't mind to mail it to Canada (where we might have a postal strike LOL) then please enter my name in the draw.

Bev C said...

Hello Julie,

Congratulations on 400 posts, a great achievement. The books sounds very interesting.I am working on a cat quilt at the moment.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Angela said...

Congratulations on 400 :) Would love to be in with a chance of winning if you don't mind posting to the UK. I love that bright kitty

Donna said...

Wow 400 posts--way to go. I would love a chance to win the houses book. I love visiting your blog and checking all what you have been up to. Your have done some awesome projects!

Kathy said...

Congrats on your 400th post. Tee hee on finding the scrap kitty. I find stuff like that all the time and never can figure out what I was thinking. But it is fun to find those little treasures in life.

Julie said...

Wow 400 posts! Awesome! Please count me in for your drawing, thanks!

Kay said...

Late reading this, so no giveaway for me. But I LIKE that applique kitty. It will make a great center.