Friday, April 3, 2009
Come With Me to the Islands...Blogiversary Give-Away
Over 37,000 page views since February 24, 2007 and 396 posts...whew, I am tired just thinking about it! Time to celebrate with a belated Blogiversary Give-Away! On my actual blogiversary, I had just started back to work, an event which has greatly interfered with my quilting and blogging time. Glad to have the job, but....
it's time to take a virtual trip to the islands with not one, not two, but three give-aways with a tropical theme!
Are you tired of cold weather? Is it still winter where you live? Then just leave a comment on this post before midnight on Monday, April 13. Be sure that I can contact you via your blog or e-mail address if you are one of the winners. The drawing will take place on April 14.
To get you in the island mood, here is Give-Away Prize Number One: a small art quilt named Tropical Waters. Just slightly less than 6" x 6", this one is a shiny and sparkly interpretation of the surf lapping the white sands of the beach. The blues and greens of the waves are made from silk and wool fibers, yarns, and Angelina.
Both waves and sands are accented with tiny beads.
I made the background with my Babylock Embellisher, and machine-quilted on my Bernina. This little quilt is finished with zigzag stitching, and features a backing made of an ocean water theme fabric.
Give-Away Prize Number Two: How about a cruise to a Tropical Island?
Prize Number Two is a slightly larger piece, 6.5" x 7.5". It is a slightly textural interpretation of an imaginary volcanic island with blue sky, fluffy cloud, tropical foliage, white sands, and again, the beautiful waves in every shade of blue and green. This one has colored yarns, Angelina, silk tops, wool roving, and machine quilting.It has the same swirly water fabric on the back, and is also finished with zigzag stitching.
And finally, just finished yesterday, Give-Away Prize Number Three: a fabric postcard also named Tropical Island.
It is 4" x 6", and can be sent right through the mail for a fabulous greeting to a friend. Or, like the other pieces, it can be framed like a small piece of art, or set on an easel. Again, the piece was made on my Babylock Embellisher with various yarns, fibers, and tulle. It is machine-quilted with shiny thread to a stiff piece of interfacing called Timtex, and then fused to a painted piece of watercolor paper. Zigzag stitching finishes the edges.
Don't forget....your own little piece of the islands will be yours if you are one of the three lucky commenters on this post. Good luck...
Don't Worry, Be Happy!