Okay, I'm thinking all of you out there must be incredibly polite because not one person has reminded me that I forgot to do a competition draw - from October!!! (See October 18 blog entry). I'm not sure how I can commit such a big blogland sin (and those of you who have won my other giveaways know I always ship them as soon as I receive your snail mail). So, PLEASE FORGIVE ME!!!!- all 178 of you who left a comment!(I must have left my brain in Norway!)
So I have done the draw now and the winner of the big prize of 'The Waverley Bag', 'Friendship's Basket', and 'Peace and Plenty' patterns, as well as two personally designed 4" blocks by me is Nicolette (Oct 18). I will also add in a kit for the 'Peace and Plenty' stitchery as a "please forgive me" token.
The other winners, of a personally designed 4" block by me are: Petra from Holland, Vickie E, Donna (Oct 20), Marina (Oct 19), and Tina Dillon.
Could each of you please email me your snail mail addresses and also attach a couple of garden type photos to your email so I can design your blocks! I will also include a little "please forgive me" token.
On another note, some of you asked if you could see the completed quilt that I was working on in black and white, so here it is:
This was a Christmas present for my brother and my sister-in-law. As my brother Dean is a designer (in metal) and my sister-in-law, Anna, is an interior designer the pressure was on! I love them both dearly and wanted the quilt to be perfect. They have the most divine home (near the city of course) and it is decorated in black and white with a splash of red. So the quilt had to co-ordinate!
I was so excited to see how much they appreciated the quilt and even happier when I got a text message the next day to say they loved it and they'd slept under it the night before!
I also made my Mum and Dad a quilt (I finished sewing the binding on 1/2 an hour before they arrived to celebrate Christmas!):
And as Anna's Mum, Susie, came to our home for Christmas too I made her a quilt:
Both Mum and Dad's quilt and Susie's quilt were made from my scrap basket (why does the scrap basket still appear to be just as big as before?!) so they have lots of sentimental value attached too.(You might recognise a few leftovers from the new 'Butterfly Garden' quilt!).
I used the same pattern for all the quilts, 'The Travel Quilt', from my latest book, 'Romancing The Road Trip' (see photo album in the left hand column). I love this pattern because it is so effective and so quick to put together, the perfect gift quilt.
I was thrilled to finally have everyone in my immediate family owning a quilt made by me. Better yet, they loved them!That was my favourite Christmas present.
Leanne Beasley xxx