So, yesterday was a little topsy-turvy, which is why I’m writing this post this morning. I woke up with a cold and spent the better part of the morning tearing apart the sewing room searching for a missing t-shirt. I crawled into the fabric storage area and proceeded to go through every box, drawer, etc. I didn’t find it in there but I did manage to make a HUGE mess! When I came downstairs for lunch, I did a quick check of my email and Martingale was offering a free, paper-pieced witch pattern. Not only that, but there was a contest and the first person to send them a photo of their completed quilt with the block would win a copy of the book. Well…I had just found this really cute Halloween print and I did have 1.5 hours before I had to pick up the kids and…I’m sure you see where this is going! I put together my block after printing it on Carol Doak foundation printing paper which I’ve been using recently and I just love it! It’s so much easier to use than printer paper. The softer newsprint just handles better and can be left in to sew the sections…but I digress. So, I got the block assembled before I picked up the kids, put borders on downstairs, quilted it and bound it with leftover binding from the scrap binding bin and sent it in at about 5:15. By that point, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t win but I was excited to be done and my younger daughter absolutely loved it! After dinner, I was feeling so yucky from my cold that all I accomplished for the rest of the evening was reading by the fireplace. I made one false start towards my Jamestown Landing but I really just didn’t have it in me. I went to bed early, once again terribly grateful for nighttime cold medicine.
This morning, I got up and checked my email and I won! I had a lovely email in my box from Martingale that I was the first finished quilt. I was so excited! My quilt will be on their Happy Halloween Pintrest page and I was able to download the book the pattern was from for free as a prize! The book is chock full of fantasy patterns…witches, wizards, centaurs, hippogriffs and more. (I’ll try to post a photo of the book cover later.) In the meantime, here’s a picture of my little quilt. I’m off to run a few errands, make a few Jamestown blocks and try to clear up some of the disaster I made in the sewing room.