Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tropically Red Ginger

Flowers for spring and we had a beautiful rain yesterday to help with the blossoms. 

This week I released the third in my Tropically series and this one is Tropically Red Ginger.  It is another easy design for those that like hand applique.  Of course, if you are a fuser that doesn't leave you out at all.  As I always say: applique is applique is applique.  One method is not better than another, just do the one that you enjoy with the pattern that you like.  Lecture over!!  We have red gingers growing in our yard and their bright hot color is always a joy to see.   This can be put together with the Tropically Hibiscus for a nice small wall hanging. 
This is the same size as Tropically Bamboo.  The next in the series will be a small square the size of Tropically Hibiscus.  The next one is causing me some problems.  I have appliqued it twice in two sizes and I am still not pleased with it.  Is it the color, size, flower or what?  The Hawaiians say if there are bad or uncomfortable feelings while working on a quilt put it away and forget it.  Maybe that is exactly what I should do-BUT I want to finish this series so you can put the four together in your own Tropically quilt.  Time to reflect and enjoy the pretty sunshiney morning we are having.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Winners-Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop 2013

What a wonderful turnout for the Winter Blues Blog Hop hosted by Quilting Gallery.  It was very interesting seeing all the participating blogs and reading what everyone had to say. 

My two randomly drawn winners of fabric bundles are:  The Orphan Quilter and Fiesta.  Emails have been sent to tell them about their winning.

Thank you all for participating.  For another chance to win - sign up for my newsletter on my website to enter your name in a drawing to win a pattern.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues-Blog Hop Party 2013

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways
Quilting Gallery is having another Blog Hop and you are invited to visit at 207 blogs from fifteen different countries starting late afternoon on March 8th.  Give aways of all types can be found.  How fun is that??    When I make my Hawaiian applique kits I end up with some nice size pieces of fabric that are accumulating.  So for this Winter Blues Blog Hop Party I will give away a pack of ten batik fabrics at least 7" x 16" to two participants.  Please leave a comment telling me what your favortie type of quilting is and what your favorite color is.  Please leave an email address so I can reach you if your name is drawn. I will ship internationally.  Below are some examples of fabric packs that I have available.  On March 15th I will announce the winners.   Now return to Quilting Gallery to continue on to other blogs.  Good luck and beat those winter blues.