That said, I will name the winner at the end of this post. They have already been notified.
On Friday I visited my favorite "over the mountain pass" quilt shop, and look what they had.
It is a "primitive" letter holder.
But doesn't it do a sweet job of holding little quilts?
And it looks great sitting next to the clip, which I also got at the same shop on my birthday last year.
You can switch out the quilt in the clip in a heartbeat.
Now I know you can't all get to the quilt shop over the mountain pass (wish you could, you would love it), so I found a couple of places they can be ordered. If you go here you have to order two, so plan on one as a gift, or find a quilting buddy that wants the other one (or someone with a messy desk). Shipping on this site is free. The "per item" price will be cheaper on this deal.
Or you can go here and order just one. The shipping is not free, but it is calculated by where you are, so I can't say what that will cost you.
I will say they cost less at the quilt shop over the mountain, but the travel expense might be prohibitive for some of you. : )
There are also a couple available on ebay at a great price, as of this writing.
I got the baby sister of my giveaway quilt all finished up. You can see it in the front of the repurposed letter holder, above. And here it is with its big sister.
The patriotic bowl fillers I had just assembled in my last post are now stuffed and stitched and thrown in a bowl with a few others.
I have a large wooden tray that needs staining and then I can put these in it with a few other filler items. Just need to get out the messy stuff to do the staining job.
My little Christmas wool applique quilt is done. This was made using 9 of the 12 patterns from last year's Attic Heirlooms Ornament Of the Month. Obviously mine aren't ornaments.
Let this quilt be a lesson to you not to quilt tired. My quilting on the sashing is very wobbly, but I was determined to finish, no matter the hour. I am preferring to call the quilting "whimsical".
All of the cottons used in this little quilt are from thrift store shirts and much of the wools were also felted from thrift store clothing.
And where do you photograph a Christmas quilt in May?
In the Christmas corner of your sewing room, of course.
Now for the winner--Denise (Count it *all* joy blog) was the second to the last comment, just before I closed the drawing, and she won. See, it can be a good thing to come late to the party. We switched out the two Primitive Gatherings Snowman patterns for something more Denise's style (can you say "pumpkins"?), so if you are interested in just those two Snowman patterns, say so in your comment (and be sure you have your email address included!!!!) and I will draw a name for those next time.