I have also picked (using the random generator) a second and third place winner. Second place is Karen, number 60 in the comments list and she wrote " Love the Tree skirt, and colors.. Great blogsite too!! Karen I will contact you for your address so I can send you the magazine issue as promised! Oh this is fun.
My third place winner was randomly generated for number 2! That is Celcelia who wrote, "I love this tree skirt! I've been wanting to make one for myself, but haven't found one I like. I really like yours, especially the fact that I don't have to match points. :) Thank you for the chance to win."
I'll contact you as well today for your address so I can mail you your new magazine.
Thanks to all of you who visited my blog for a chance to win. Don't forget there are more tours after mine so you still have a chance to win! Stay with it--you just never know when your number will come up!
Ok, so I have to share more quiling stuff with you this morning. I just finished a traditional quilt I designed from RJR's Incense and Peppermints line by Robyn Pandolph that will be available soon! A couple of weeks ago, I went to a wonderful class with Kim Diehl, and I have to admit she is one of my favorite teachers! I learned a whole new way to applique using several techniques I've used before but put together in a whole new way. I love it! So I had to make some applique blocks of course, plus a few yo yo's and I just shipped the quilt yesterday! So exciting! I'll share some sneak peak views for you here.
Sew the edges of your applique pieces, one layer at a time under the sewing machine using a tiny zig zag stitch, setting about 1.0 width and 1.0 length, using a cotton thread in the bobbin and a monofilament thread on top. One swing of the needle goes on the outside edge of the applique, the other into the applique. You will stop and turn frequently so a hands free system on your sewing machine works well (a knee lever to lift the presser foot). Well, I couldn't stop there so I made a pile of yo yo's and sewed them on (this time by hand) for the flowers! This was the most fun I've ever had with applique! It's usually so time consuming, and this was a pleasure to work on. I highly recommend all of Kim Diehl's books where she gives much more detailed instructions to the process, and some beautiful quilt designs too.
Have a great day and keep quilting!!