Saturday, September 5, 2009

Lots of news to share this time....

Kaaren over at The Painted Quilt has given us a beautiful painting to turn into a stitchery. It's called Memories of Lancaster County and is simply gorgeous. She's also started a new free stitchery program beginning today that she's calling her (FFF) First Friday Freebie. On the first Friday of the month she'll post a new free project for us. This month's block is Fall is in the Air. Remember to check back every month by clicking on her button on my sidebar.

My friend Mel at Mel's Own Place has a free quilt drawing coming up tomorrow. And if you post a comment on her blog, you'll get a free pattern of her darling Witch's Hat. Isn't it cute?

Bird Brain Designs has added another free stitchery on their web site. It's called A is For Apple. And they still have lots of their older freebies available for you to use on towels, or just as little wallhangings. I like to read their blog, too. It's always interesting.

Because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, we're doing a Halloween/Fall Swap over at The Quilted Table Yahoo group. And at Block Central's Happy Blocks group, our September block was a Halloweeny theme, which I got to choose. That meant I wasn't eligible to win the blocks; I have to make my own blocks for a Halloween quilt. Luckily, Kimberly over at Bitty Bits and Pieces has a great tutorial for a Halloween quilt. Isn't it ? Kimberly has a lot of nice tutorials on her site, plus she designs for the Moda Bake Shop . So stop over and see her neat blog and check out her tutes.

Until next time....
Happy Quilting
from Sharon and Katie

Another new stitchery BOM is starting September 15th at Dorothy Baker Designs. It's called Sweet Nostalgia, and the first block looks adorable. . She's also having a wonderful giveaway of lots of stitching items. Stop over and leave a comment to be entered in her drawing. Tell her Quiltingmama20 sent ya'!