Sunday, August 31, 2014

Guess What?

Blogging buddy Sheila of Sew Cook and Travel (link) emailed me to let me know about Quiltmaker's Parade of Homes issue and a connected give-away by Quilty Pleasures: Quiltmaker's blog (link).  Seems there was a paper-pieced house pattern up for grabs!   You just know I had to check it out...   and found the cutest house block made by Kimberly Jolly of The Fat Quarter Shop (link)!

Photo swiped from Quilty Pleasures (link)

Reading through the post about the house block, I found there was a give-away and, because the question asked was right up my alley... I commented on where I buy quilting fabric:  brick-and-mortar shops or online shops?

Well, guess what?

I won the house block Kimberly Jolly made (my favorite!) AND a copy of Quiltmaker magazine (September/October issue) containing the house block pattern!    

Photo of block and a tiny house block for comparison

I would have been happy just to win the pattern but I got my favorite house block in the Parade of homes!    *doing the happy dance*   

Not to mention I also received the magazine, which included the house block pattern!  *more happy dancing*

I'm not sure what I will do with the house block...  I'm thinking either an appearance on the backing of my tiny house quilt...  OR a pillow cover.   Will have to think on that for a while....    In the meantime, thanks again for the head's up, Sheila!!!


  1. Congrats on your win! Maybe that could be the Governor's mansion in your house block community. It is a large enough gathering to be a state now, isn't it? : )

  2. are either on a roll or have been given a special mission to build neighborhoods! I like Janet's idea. But I am sure you will find the perfect project or spot of this block. Now you need a couple more trees ;-)

  3. Way to go Freda! What a great win. This block is a beauty.

  4. Wow. That's a coincidence, isn't it? Congratulations on your win! :o)

  5. Oh my! You are most welcome, girlfriend! What a sweet post. And Congratulations! I'm glad you won.
    When I didn't win a copy of the magazine, I went out and bought a copy. You know how I enjoy admiring house blocks. Making them too. By the way, I'm thoroughly enjoying all your TREE blocks. They are so sweet.

  6. Congratulations - great win.

  7. Congratulations! You so lucky :-) ...I'm happy for you. And what perfect timing!