Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Reason # 90...

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... to organize your stash. 

You turn the world upside down looking for Kona Ash only to find 5 yards of it in one of your cabinets.  I've been meticulous about organizing my yards, fat quarters, etc... but I have yet to tackle my cabinet of yardage. 

Randi was so kind to let me know that she has the ever elusive Kona Ash in her shop and I was just about ready to buy some when I decided to double check the cabinet of shame.  Good thing I did but for all of ya'll who can't find it, Randi has some!

So with all that madness, I laid my star on top of the two shades of grey and decided that I liked the darker grey.  I know.

Just to make sure I called in my creative team.  Well, not really a team... just Steve and the two beagles who followed.  Steve agreed that the darker grey made the star pop more.  And yes, he really said "pop".  He speaks quilt!  Isn't he the best??

Adding the squares and triangles to the star wasn't bad at all.  The Y seams were no big deal.  The worst part was cutting the large pieces of fabric.  So now it's dark and windy so ya'll will have to settle for a sneak peak.

Anyways... someone won the book and ruler and they get to make this quilt too!  I used the highly scientific method of asking Chaney to pick a number from the number of entries. 

Her answer: number 90

NeedledMom!  Congrats to you!  If you will email me your address, I'll pass it along and have your book and ruler on their way.


Thank you to everyone who entered!


10 comments:

Elsa said...

Looking forward to seeing a full photo of the star! and congrats to the lucky gal who won the book!

Heather D. said...

Well that's a lucky find! I wish I could find 5yds of a solid in my house, except I guess I'd have to actually bring it into the house first, right? ;-)

The star looks great and I'm anxious to see more of it!

I picked up the second book, after Love Walked In, from the library yesterday and so far I am really enjoying it!

Congrats to the winner of the giveaway. :)

piece peace said...

Congratulations to the winner. Your random number generator and creative team sound very much like my own :)

Alli said...

Hehehehehe... I'm glad you were able to find your Kona Ash treasure! I laughed when you said you went with the darker grey in the end. :D

Lynne said...

*chuckle* Isn't that always the way?

Congratulations NeedledMom!

Tamara said...

my sweetheart says "pop" too... just melts my heart! lol

Live a Colorful Life said...

Congrats to Needled Mom! And I LOVE it when husbands do "quilt speak"!

Becky said...

Too funny about the Ash, but I can TOTALLY relate! Isn't it great that you husband is learning the "lingo"?! I took (drug) my kids to a local quilt show, and was SO impressed at their mastery of the language and their appreciation of the work that went into the quilts... and they're tween/teen boys! So nice to know that they DO actually listen and pay attention, even if we don't think they are ;-).

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

LOL - Glad you found the yardage before you forked out the cash for more, not afterwards!

Marit said...

This looks so pretty....

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