Archive for the ‘Jane Austen quilt’ Category

If you had $1000 to give away….

May 2, 2009

who/what would you give it to and why? Let’s just say, someone gave you $1000 with the stipulation that you had to give it all away.

Some answers may be printed in June 09 Cotton Spice so, if it’s ok with you to be printed, add your name/initials and city/state/country.

You can still play if you don’t want your answer printed, just say so 🙂

Things like ?I’d give it to my husband.? don’t qualify. They have to be creative.

So, who would you give it to and why? you can name more than 1 person/place.

And here is the latest picture of my Jane Austen quilt –



The Great Inklingo Giveaway!

April 28, 2009

Do you Inklingo? It is a fabulous way to make quilts. The quilts we usually stay away from – Double Wedding Ring, Hexagon Quilts, Drunkards Path…etc. Inklingo lets you print the pieces AND stitching lines directly on your fabric. This is a huge timesaver, and gives you perfect sized pieces every single time!

So, the Inklingo Blog is having a giveaway!

 A number of Inklingoists have put together prizes for this, the first Great Inklingo Give-Away. In the following 16 posts, you will see a variety of prizes utilizing shapes from all the Inklingo collections we have to date. We all know that this kind of a revolutionary new product can seem a bit daunting and that people may be hesitant to try. Those of us who have been using Inklingo for a while or, in some cases, since day one (or before!) know what an absolutely fabulous product it is and we want to give you a chance to see for yourself just how simple it makes stitching great blocks and quilts!

What will you receive? You’ll receive the fabrics shown in the individual Give-Away post, prewashed and printed with the shapes needed for that prize. You will also receive a test piece of fabric showing the various ink colours available when printing with Inklingo, an illustration or photo or pattern for the project, and in some cases a page from the applicable Inklingo project with some extra stitching hints for that particular shape collection.

So! What are you waiting for? Go visit the blog and start commenting!

The weather outside is frightening!

December 27, 2008

No white Christmas here! In fact, Friday it was 69 degrees! Today, the temp is dropping and the thunder storms are booming. We are under a tornado watch. Go figure!

We had a wonderful Christmas day. Mike made the best prime rib ever! He learned how to dry age the meat and boy was it yummy 🙂 He outdid himself in the dessert category – gingerbread trifle with lemon curd and blackberry sauce, chocolate covered peanut butter pie and chocolate cream pie.

Mikes kids gave him a flat screen TV for Christmas… is it nice or what!?!?!?! I love it. I know technically it’s his present, but I get to watch it too – 🙂 Then we got Riley a XBox 360 and the Guitar Hero and Rock Bank games… are they games? I’m not sure, but hooked up to the flat screen TV… it’s so crisp and clear.

My biggest news… Mike gave me Wild Ginger Pattern Boutique 4  I’ve been drooling over this for the past few years and I’m SO excited to get into it. I’m sewing the fitting garment now, and then we’ll see what’s next.


I gave myself a little Christmas present, with Linda Franz’s Jane Austen Collection. I’ve loved this quilt for quite some time and now I’m going to make my own! There are some directions out there for this quilt, but Linda is the first one who really took this quilt seriously. She gives us exact measurements, the templates for the diamonds – which are an odd percentage. Following her directions, you can make a Jane Austen quilt the same way Jane did. The border is made up of 2500 diamonds! And that is my project for 2009. (and possibly 2010) 🙂  I’ll share my journey with you as I print and stitch.If you haven’t tried Inklingo yet, you should! Linda has a free download on her site, so you can try it out.  Once you do it, you’ll be hooked!

I’m looking forward to 2009!