Last week I had a little adventure…
Yes, my sweet husband let me out of the house for four days of sewing bliss in Las Vegas! Fabric Fest happened to coincide with my birthday, which is about the best present a quilter could ask for.
One of the highlights of the week was meeting Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter. Hers was one of the very first sewing blogs I ever followed and so for me it was like meeting a celebrity. She taught a class called “Scraps, Scraps, Scraps!” which was so much fun and helpful. I made a basket that just happened to match my outfit that day (totally by chance).
I enjoyed making it so much that I made one at home. I changed the design a little by adding scrappy piecing, handles, and an embroidered label.
I just crazy pieced (is that even a term?) a bunch of scraps I had leftover from a quilt. I cut dresden plates from all the big scraps to hopefully use one day for another quilt, and then I used all the little bits to make the basket.
I included some pink because I will be mailing this along with some other surprises to a friend.
And the generous folks over at Riley Blake sent me home with some goodies including a jelly roll for my birthday. I thought I’d share some of the loot with a lucky reader. If you are the winner you’ll be receiving this cute “emergency thread” set from Coats & Clark, a set of 10 Clover Wonder Clips, and an Ashbury Heights jelly roll.
Just leave a comment on this post to be entered. I will ship anywhere, including international. I will be doing a few more posts with some other photos and various projects I made at Fabric Fest, so I’ll be waiting to pick a winner until October 1st. Good luck!