I've got a winner to announce in the Sew Sweet Simplicity Giveaway for Block 2, but first, I'm so excited to show you a quilt that I have made up using the Wiggle Time pattern designed by Cynthia Brunz. You know Cynthia - she blogs over at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework. With a blog name like that, who wouldn't remember her, right? And this week she is giving away a Wiggle Time pattern to one lucky winner!
This is a fun quilt to put together and it makes the perfect sized lap quilt. It wouldn't be too hard to cut a few more pieces to make it larger size if you'd wish.
The pattern calls for five fat quarters, so it was fun to go shopping and pull some fabrics together that blended. I used Kona Teal for the background, and the backside is a very fun light-colored fabric with butterflies flitting around and about.
I'm awfully proud of myself because I made this quilt as a gift for Christmas, and here I have it done at the first of December - how did that ever happen? I don't question it too much - I'm just happy I don't have to stitch down the binding on Christmas Eve!
Because of all that wonderful, solid background fabric, I had a great amount of negative space to play with. I used a combination of swirls and paisley designs to wind my way through the background. For each row, I chose a different quilting motiff. In the dark pattern row (above), the quilting isn't very visible, so I chose straight lines to give a 'fan' appearance.
A nice, symmetrical floral motif worked well in the light-colored blocks above.
Over all, I'd highly recommend Wiggle Time if you need a quick, fast, easy project. And if you're still looking for a last-minute gift idea, this pattern would serve you well.
You can find Wiggle Time on Craftsy or in her Etsy Shop. And if you'd like to enter to win a downloadable pattern, there are 3 ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment here and tell me what colors you can see working for Wiggle Time.
2. Visit Cynthia Brunz Designs and her follow her via her blog. Come back and let me know you did.
3. I love followers, too! Follow my Mountain Quiltworks blog, Facebook, or Favorite my Etsy Shop, Mountain Quiltworks. Let me know how you follow for another entry.
A winner will be chosen at random. Deadline for entries is midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Contest is open to international entries as well!
And speaking of winners, I'd like to thank all of you who responded to the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM Block 2 Giveaway that I hosted last week. After a random drawing, my winner of a pattern set by Jacquelynne Steves is: Denise P who said, "Barb, your fabric choices are wonderful -- perfect for these blocks! I can't wait to see what quilty stuff you do in the centers!! Usually, when I'm crafting something for a large group, the first one is a prototype -- and I keep that one -- and learn from my mistakes on the subsequent reproductions!! ;)" WTG, Denise!
Quilting with a smile,