Saturday, July 17, 2010

...and the winners are...

DD#2 was over so I could do her hair before she goes to a wedding today, so she was kind enough to pull my winners. Everyone who commented on my blog giveaway post or who emailed me directly were entered to win. There were over 40 entrants. The first winner is- Pajtr who wanted set 1.

The second winner was Gurnee who wanted set 2. How convenient is that? I did not divide out the people who wanted set 1 from people who wanted set 2, it just worked out. I'll be contacting the winners to get their addresses, if for some reason I don't hear from them within a week, I will redraw for the prize they won. For right now, I'm saving all the slips with everyone's names on it.

On a quilting note, I have started my quilting marathon. I have two quilts quilted now. I have the strangest fabric for the backing. It is like a cross between ultrasuede and minkee. It is bright orange! I got a whole bolt of it for $8, and I thought it would work great for backing a few kids quilts. The thing is, this fabric will not slide. Even while using a walking foot, I couldn't get the fabric to slide, so I had to lift up the quilt while stitching. Thank goodness they are not huge quilts! I just did some straight line stitching, free motioning with this stuff would be a nightmare. The fabric washed up fine, and there are no puckers on the back. I still think some kids are going to love the feel of this stuff, but after I finish this bolt, I won't buy any more. I'm not skilled enough at the quilting stage to handle all the extra difficulty. I will use up the rest of that bolt though.

I have three more quilts pin basted and ready to go. They have normal cotton backings, so that will be easier. I am planning straight line quilting on one of them, and freemotion on the other two. I finally counted up my finished quilt tops, and I had 16 quilt tops ready for quilting, more than I thought. With two quilted already, and three more pinned, I'm making a dent fairly quickly. I guess after my quilting marathon, I'll have to have a binding marathon, if I don't do a few at a time in between quilting.

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