This is my 101st blog post and there is a give away at the end of the post. Its also a post about quilt alongs.
I know that people usually have a give away on the 100th post but I was scrambling to link up with the Dog Gone Cute link up, so I'm having it now. I didn't quite finish my Dog Gone Cute quilt in time for the link up. In case you don't know, the pattern was designed by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts and she hosted the quilt along and link up. Heres a shot of my quilt to show the four corners of completed binding. So now you know it's finished, and I'm very excited to share that I was one of the lucky quilters who won a prize! If you haven't seen it my completed quilt and you would like to read more about it and see more pictures you can go here.
This is my second finish for the 4th quarter finish along, hosted by Adrienne at On The Windy Side. My original post is here.
Now that the Dog Gone Cute is finished, and I do mean finished, I have turned my attention back to the Midnight Mystery Quilt Along. This one is run by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. I had fallen quite far behind but I did give the project a fair bit of attention on the weekend. I've finished the courthouse steps blocks and I've done 24 of the square in a square blocks.
So I have 10 more square in a square blocks to sew, followed by a few 1/2 square triangles, and then I can start sewing things together. Maybe I'll even catch up before the next instruction instalment.
These are not the first quilt alongs I've participated in. In the past I joined a couple of block of the months which are both languishing in the UFO pile. So getting the Dog Gone Cute Quilt almost finished by the link up was pretty good for me. I'm pretty sure I'll get the Midnight Mystery finished as well. Come to think of it I managed to get the other on line quilt along I participated in done as well. It was the Giant Chevron Free Motion Quilt Along that was run by Jess of Elven Garden Quilts last year.
So why do I manage to finish the on line quilt alongs when I'm rubbish at getting the non online groups done. I don't think it's the lure of prizes, although winning one sure was sweet. No I think its got something to do with the link up. Aiming for that link up seem to hold me to some kind of accountability. That's a good thing.
So now it's time for my give away. In the spirit of sharing, which is so present in the online quilting community, I've put together this little grouping of fat quarters. If you would like a chance to win them just leave me a comment. Maybe you could tell me if you have ever participated in a quilt along. Did you manage to finish or did you fall behind and drop out.
I'll keep the giveaway open for a few days or so and then I'll pick a number out of a hat. (Note: I held the draw on Sunday and Anja's name was picked out of the hat, well bowl). There are no extra chances for following but I would appreciate it if you did. I'm not particularly computer savvy, so if you show up as a no reply blogger I'm sorry to say I'll have to choose someone else. I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social over at Lorna's blog.