Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Diamond Chains Quiltalong Top Done

Finally my Diamond Chains Quiltalong TOP is done.  I hope to work on the back today, but I know it won't be complete.  Four year old is home from school today and full of fun.  Luckily Melinda at Tilda's Twisted Life is giving us another week to work on it.  Hopefully this extension will be the motivation I need to get it done.  This quilt top is really growing on me.  I wasn't super thrilled with my purple choice, but I'm really getting attached to it.  I started trying mitered corners for the little border on the front last night.  One wrong cut on one piece and it's back to the regular border style for me.  Grrrrr.  Oh well, I don't think it would have made a difference on this pattern.  I plan to FMQ the top with varigated thread.  Crossing fingers and toes!

Look at those beautiful changing leaves in this Ohio background.
Here's a closer look at the small border.  There will be more of this on the back along with some purple pinwheels -- since I'm addicted to pinwheels lately. 


Making Rebecca Lynne is having a giveaway.  You could win a cute little pouch designed by Rebecca & some of her generous destash. 
Linda at Stray Stitches is having an awesome giveaway sponsored by the Fat QuarterShop.  It is open until 10/17/11 at noon.  Check it out at  http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/10/im-back-with-giveaway.html -- Welcome back, Linda!!!
Hilachas is celebrating her one year blogiversary with a giveaway.  You could win  a prize pack of batiks representing the 8 Crayola crayons in the box plus some other goodies.  Check it out!

See Snoodles at http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/2011/10/muse-day-jellyroll-giveaway-sponsored.html?showComment=1318344800065#c6705272777738651987 to win a muse day jellyroll.