Friday, January 7, 2011


Looking at this block makes me want to shout Happy New Year!  It is just one of the beautiful blocks I received from those participating in the Around The World Quilting Bee – Christmas.
These are all of the blocks I received. (Click on the picture for a closer look) They came from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and in the United States: MA, NC, IL, WA, and CA. Thanks to all of you. I love every block and wish I could post an individual picture of each one. They are all so darn cute! Unfortunately, my quilt never did get to Mel so I missed out on her lovely feathered star. I saw some of the others she made and they were awesome. I’m not sure how many others I missed out on. I chose to have my quilt sent to me because it was just taking too long and I got the feeling some of those participating just weren’t interested any more. I was afraid my quilt would get lost somewhere along the way, so I asked that what was done be sent to me. I think I’ll make a couple more blocks to add to these and then start thinking about what sashing and border fabrics I’m going to use. It will take me awhile to get all that done. A special thanks goes out to Jane of Jane’s Fabrics for all her work and effort in keeping us inspired, on track and moving along during this past year. Jane you are a jewel!

Don’t forget the SNOW DAYS OF JANUARY at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Stop in anytime during the month and take advantage of the special events and sales. All month we are giving away a free snowman pattern. You can enter your name for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate. You will also get 20% off all fabrics on bolts.

Each week during the entire month of January there will be a special sale.

1st Week – Jan 3-8……..20% off all patterns
2nd Week – Jan 10-15…..20%off all books
3rd Week – Jan 17-22…..20% off all kits
4th Week – Jan 24-29.....Buy five pre-cut fat quarters and get one free.

NOTE: There is a 50% off special on a selected Christmas fabrics, patterns, books, and kits all during the month of January.

Don’t forget that Allie Ooops Sweet Happy Life  has a Christmas Through The Year project going on that includes give aways, free patterns and more. Check it out.

Getting organized inside your house? What about your car? Keep it clean with this tutorial for a car trash bag by Homemaking Honeys.

Stay Positive!


Anonymous said...

Those blocks are great! I agree with you about the star. Very happy feeling.

Barb said...

Those are awesome blocks....

Jane is awesome too....

Mama Pea said...

That block makes me want to shout "Happy New Year!", too! That's the first thing I thought of when I saw it! I really love all the blocks you got. How fun!

I have been following Allie Oops blog now. It's fun. I can't commit to her challenge for this year. I just have to much other stuff going on and it will stress me out too much. Maybe I can get some things done over the summer instead.

Hope all is well!

Allie said...

I love that star block - it does kind of shout "happy"! Your blocks are wonderful Caroll, this is going to be a great quilt!

Thanks for the link to homemaking honeys - I need a few of those bags myself!

Linda said...

Blocks are so pretty!! Love the colors too!! It's going to be such a beautiful quilt!

Denice Barker said...

That happy star is a nice foil to the other blocks. It will be a fun quilt when you finish it.

Indigo Blue said...

Your quilt looks lovely. I am tickled to see that mine is on the top row. I too pulled out for exactly the reasons you have stated here, mine got "stuck" for 3 months with the same person. I am still waiting for mine to be returned. It is with Mel at the moment, I have emailed but not had an answer yet. I thought that I owuld make mine into a talbe runner etc for Christmas next year now that I have a table to put one on!

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