GIVEAWAY!!! What’s the Buzz? in QUILTS AND MORE (Summer 2012)

What’s the Buzz?  The buzz is I have a first in Quilts and More magazine this year!  My “What’s the Buzz?” quilt is featured in their latest (Summer 2012) issue!  Needless to say, I am beyond excited!

This quilt is made with some really playfully cheerful fabrics from Debra Grogan‘s Garden Frolic collection, released by RJR Fabrics.

All the pieced blocks are constructed the same way, with applique added to some…

Quilting was kept simple: random swirls on the blocks, and a quick floral motif on the border.  You guessed it — Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton over Hobbs Tuscany Silk!  Applique was machine fusible.  I used Warm Company‘s Steam-A-Seam 2 fusible.

Fat Quarter Shop is carrying the kit for this quilt.

[Image from http://www.fatquartershop.com]

MAGAZINE GIVEAWAYThe staff at Quilts and More graciously gave me extra copies to give as giveaway prizes.  Leave a comment between now and 5/3 and answer any of the following questions.  I will pick 2 winners:

1.  Do you like to make quilts from prepared kits?

2.  Have you read Quilts and More magazines?

3.  What is one quilting technique you would like learn or master?

Speaking of giveaway, this week has been a week of giveaways on Ivory Spring.  Have you checked out this giveaway, and this?

Thanks for stopping by, Friends!  I wish you lovely weekend.  I will see you on Monday.  Take care!

Birds and Bees: Final Sneak Peek

Happy Friday, Friends!  I hope you are well.  Things have been absolutely chaotic at my end as I tried to all the plates spinning without mishap!  I managed to finish Birds and Bees and send it off to the editor.  As you can see, the birds have descended…


I only had time to take a couple of pictures, and only one turn out!  The birdie does look rather striking against the blue though, doesn’t it?  That’s about the shade of blue the sky over here has been exhibiting this week!  Weather is simply gorgeous… which means I have got to run.  Miss Baby is ready to go build her sand castle  — with bark in the playground!  Will try to take a picture to show you.  Have a super special weekend!  See you again on Friday.