Tuesday, July 26, 2011
FWQAL 4 and Giveaway!
First off, I will give you an update on the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-Long. This is my fourth week, and I completed three more blocks. Above is  Century of Progress. Like a few others in the flickr pool, I changed the design to make it a little more symmetrical. Each color has 8 parts instead of 2 having 6 and 10 parts. I used some more Venice fabric, plus Amy Butler moondots in orange and the pink is Freespirit Beads in Fuschia. Hardly a point matches in the entire square, and I think I am okay with that today.
Next is  Cats & Mice in the Beads in Fuschia, plus a gray floral from Moda's Sun Kissed line and the gray elephants from Daiwabo.
Finally we have  Churn Dash in Heather Ross Mendocino with the octopus, Amy Butler something out of print in Duck Egg and more AB Moondots and Venice. Not entirely happy with the color selection here, but not unhappy enough to get the seam ripper out!
Now, on to the giveaway. The problem with online, late-night shopping is that sometimes you forget what you have already ordered and end up with multiple patterns. Well, it's never happened before, but it did this time!
So First Prize are two patterns by Leisl Gibson from here Lisette line. Both are the larger sizes (14-22 - you can check measurements on the list, but in my experience they are usually not as generous as mass-manufactured sizings - I normally wear an 8 and at the point of ordering I thought this was the correct set to buy). The patterns are Market Dress, Tunic, Skirt and Blouse and Portfolio Dress, Tunic and Pant
You will also get 2 yards of the Red Medallion print cotton lawn fabric from the Lisette line from JoAnn's.
Second Prize is one pattern (Portfolio Dress) and 1 yard of Red Medallion.
To enter, please leave a comment telling me your favorite pattern to sew for yourself, or if you've never sewn for yourself before. Leave a bonus comment if you are a follower.
I'll pick two winners at random on Friday morning. Comments will close Friday at 8am EST.
Okay, and we'll end on the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-long Quote of the Week, from Mrs. C.R.M. in Ramsey County ND:
"Would I want a daughter of mine to marry a farmer? Yes, indeed! If she chooses a poor man, better a farmer than a common laborer. If a wealthy man is to be her choice, why not have a beautiful country home?"