Thursday, January 5, 2012

Spoilt like crazy

First off, I want to thank Chris over at We Love Quilting.com for all the goodies that she gave me.  I mentioned earlier that I had won something from her site but it was to be a surprise when it came.  Wow... what I can I say. 
The tote bag is zippered so I will be able to take along quilts I am working on and not worry about losing any pieces.
She sent along a kit called Nine Block from the Quilts of Gee's Bend.  This is the first kit I have ever owned and I love the colors.  After I get the Orca Bay mystery quilt and leaf quilt finished, I think this will be on the list.

I love the Journal book and it is signed by Chris.  I am sure that I will be using this to jot down my ideas for sure.
There was also a shamrock yo yo maker and a pin cushion Kit...



Now the picture above is something that I am not familiar with... Anyone know what these are???
She also sent some notions... snaps, pens, sequins, fairy embroidery scissors (love, love, love them), chopsticks, plant stick, and a tape measure. Did I mention that I was being spoilt? 

I almost forgot the Chocolate Kisses and mini bar!!! Yummmm.... Thank you very much Chris!!! I will return the favor, I promise....

The Orca Bay quilt is still a long way from putting together.  Step #6 would have been faster if I had squared up the 2" HGS as I had made them. Oh well, live and learn.  I have 17 of both the light and dark stars made now and have the final HGS squared up and ready to go.  Last night I cleaned off most of the string blocks and only have to finish removing the paper on the  3 1/2" stringed blocks.  Like I said before, learn by trying. 
Well that's all for today.  Hopefully will have a picture soon of some of the blocks finished.