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February 1, 2013

I’ve got a winner for last week’s giveaway of a rosy Winterkist bundle. From 74 comments the random number generator picked  #56.  With comments describing the weather all over the world the winner turned out to be close to home … Karen D. is just down the road in Nepean (I’m sending you an email to get your particulars).  Winterkist is still available in the shop  at 20% off.

I finished the placemats I was working on. These are a great way to use up those orphan blocks you might have lying around. Mine were 12″, and I added a 2″ border to the top and 6″ border to the side. I wanted them to be a good size even after shrinking in the wash. Tom pointed out that the busy patterns are perfect for hiding stains (how practical!)

If you want to try some new and interesting blocks be sure to check out the Gen X quilt block library – a convenient repository for quilt block tutorials.  If you don’t want to commit to a quilt, pillows, mini-quilts, table-toppers and placemats are all great projects for these experimental blocks.

The placemats were a gift for Emily and her roommates in their new apartment. I hope they are enjoying them!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2013 3:45 pm

    Thank you for the shout out! I’m glad you found the Library useful!

  2. February 3, 2013 5:30 am

    Love the place mats! I have been trying to decide on a design to use but couldn’t pick just one. Now I have seen how great yours look, all different, I think I’m going to do the same! Great excuse to try out lots of different things! xx

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