Something came in the mail today that about made me hyperventilate. Wowsers. 12 lovely, lovely spools of Aurifil thread in it's very own carry case! And look! Scott also sent one of his special blue nickels! So quirky and fun. I just love details like that!
What happened was this: I won one of the grand finale prizes for the #12 Days of Color series going on over at Blue Nickel Studios during the holidays! Okay, trying to breathe here... I followed along because yes, the prizes seemed fabulous, but also because it is very interesting how different blocks will look made up in various prints and colorways. When you get to see them side by side especially, it emphasizes the differences (and also the many possibilities).
Thread love is very real and present right about now...
In his last post Scott also mentioned that he'd like to get some quilt blocks for his upcoming 50th birthday. Sounds like a great idea to me! The theme is woods and there are more details at his blog.
Just playing with a block idea
I pulled out some orphaned parts and pieces to see if I had anything to jump start a manly but woodsy sort of block. I might have to go with only half of this block because he wanted 'smaller' blocks, but I think there's enough to get started for now. Hopefully I can get this block sewn over the weekend and on it's way by early next week. Yay! for giveaways, generous quilters and the supportive quilting sponsors!