Sunday, July 11, 2010

Giveaway Winners! & African Block #5

Well, we’re finally ready to announce the winners.  At 1:15 p.m. last night, after all the entries were compiled, printed and cut into little slips, we (DH & I) dumped them into a bowl (that we had previously used earlier in the day to gather our ripening apricots) and he drew out three names, while Boomer meowed loudly for us to puh-leeeez come to bed!   

First name drawn was  THE MAD STITCHER!   Kathy, please contact me privately and let me know which of the three lots you prefer:   Paris, Lace only, or Lace & Fabric.

Second name drawn was LAURIE!   She’ll have 2nd choice after Kathy.
Third name drawn was CAROL!   You get the final lot of goodies.

I’ll need all of you to contact me with address info (privately, of course) and we’ll work out who gets what.

Thank you to everyone who was kind enough to drop by and enter by leaving a comment, following my blog (and/or Pam’s) and for linking to the giveaway.  You are such wonderful, friendly ladies and I wish I could send something to every single one of you.    In the meantime, though, I hope to bring you interesting things to look at and read.  Or if not interesting, perhaps.... umm..... amusing?

I’m going to close this post with another of my Images of Africa quilt blocks from 2007.  In the next day or so, I’ll also have an Art Nouveau block to share from a round robin I’m in (beading is on the agenda today).....  And I’ve got a boutique coming up next Saturday, so I’ll be switching gears this week from stitching to sewing, as I whip up some girls’ clothes, sachets (will be mixing my own potpourri), using vintage linens and perhaps more aprons.  Will share pictures!

So, here’s the 5th block in Images of Africa:

In the process of doing this quilt, I gathered up anything that reminded me of Africa, whether it was authentic or not.  Some of these fabrics ARE authentic (the mudcloth just above the orange in lower left corner) and some are reproductions.  Others are just scraps from swaps, Ebay or JoAnn’s fabrics.  For buttons, anything wood or rough sufficed, and sometimes beads or trims were selected purely for their color.

The metal African mask fetish in the upper right was my first Etsy purchase.  Didn’t even know what Etsy was at the time; just found this through a Google search for African masks.  the “hair” is mixed fibers.  The trim with rick-rack (?) is actually a vintage piece given to me by my friend Marilyn (shout out to you, Marilyn!) in New Jerrsey (temporarily in Rhode Island).

Well, off to fold some laundry, then stitch!  Hope your weekend is fun and relaxing!

Cathy maroon


Jean Tuthill said...

Congratulations to the winners....the african quilt blocks are just amazing. You are so talented. I love them.

Carol said...

Hi Cathy
I sent an email to you incase I am the correct Carol.

I am really enjoying the posts of the African Quilt. It might be the color scheme, but its probably more your interprestation. Love it.

Jules said...

Congrats to the winners!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations you LUCKY winners!

The Mad Stitcher said...

Oh, Thank you so much! I cannot believe I won! Off to mail you now.

suziqu's thread works said...

My first look at your blog! Just love your African quilt blocks - what a wonderful idea - so much scope to play and experiment - from one crazy quilter to another!
Cheers and well done!!!