April 30, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Congrats to Rhonda and JayTee! You are the two winners of my DS Quilts fat quarter bundle giveaway! I will be contacting you via email for shipping specifics.  Thanks so much to all of you who participated. It was a lot of fun to read all of your comments about Spring. : ) Happy Quilting!

April 23, 2011

DS Quilts Collection Giveaway

It's Easter weekend, Spring has sprung, and I feel like celebrating!  To thank all of you trusty blog followers for all the love you show me throughout the year, I am giving away two sets of 6 fat quarters from the popular DS Quilts Collection by the very talented Denyse Schmidt! It's a fun, colorful collection with a vintage feel and I love it.  I think you might love it, too. :)

(entries are now closed)
There are four ways to enter and since there are two bundles, there will be two lucky winners!

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Spring event or activity.
2. Follow my blog and leave a comment to let me know that you do. 
3. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment to let me know that you do. 
4. Blog about my giveaway and leave a comment to let me know you did. 
(Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry)

Rules: Deadline to enter is 6pm Pacific Time on Saturday, April 30th 2011. Winners will be chosen by random number generator. The giveaway is open to international entries. Make sure your email address is in your profile, or please leave your email address in your comment.  The giveaway winners will be announced the evening of April 30th. Thanks for entering!

April 15, 2011

I wish my name was Stella

Last weekend, I finished the baby quilt that my mom and I have been working on for the past couple weeks. It is for a brand new baby named Stella, but she doesn't know about it yet. :) It will be presented to her mom at a baby shower this weekend and we are hoping that she adores it as much as we do.  My mom cut the fabric, designed the layout and pieced the quilt. I  basted, quilted and added the binding and embroidery. It was truly a joint effort!  I've gotten rather attached to this quilt so I took 49 pictures of it today before sending it off to it's new owner. While I won't make you look at all 49, here are 9 of my favorites. :)

April 7, 2011

Two perspectives

I am slightly obsessed with my iPhone.  I also am slightly obsessed with finding iPhone apps that do really fun things. One of these said apps is called "Instagram."  It it a neat photography application which allows you to take pictures and then apply one of many filters to create a specific look.  When you post your photos, your friends can view them in their feed.  I recently took some pictures of the baby quilt that my mom and I are working on and decided to use that to illustrate the different look and feel you can get by using "Instagram".

 Here is the first photo of the quilt. This one hasn't been treated with any filters.

This is a photo of the same quilt but with an Instagram filter added. Fun, no?

Do you Instagram? If you do, let me know what your username is so I can follow you. Mine is dawnnichols. Happy picture-taking!