Hi y'all! Tumblr doesn't seem to be the best venue for a hop so I've moved it over here as a first post.
Sorry for the confusion!!!
I'll add all comments from here, there and everywhere into the giveaway
(details at end of post).
I was at the end of posting pictures and talking about my experiences on this, my first blog hop when I left the page to grab a link and everything disappeared. ::insert sad face here::
So, I’ll have to start over (maybe it saved you from me and my ramblings).
Check the bottom of the post for my giveaway!
Be sure to check out the many great projects from my fellow hop participants. Some even have goodies!
Look who else is in the middle of Rush Hour:
Tuesday, September 23
Wednesday, September 24
Thursday, September 25
Friday, September 26
Monday, September 29
Tuesday, September 30
For now I’ll post my projects and add some of my prior commentary a bit later in the day.
My first piece is a small table mat to go under my Penncrest when I use it on top of one of my Kenmore cabinets. I staggered the piecing and sliced through and inserted fabric in various spots to give a sense of general discombobulation experienced by anyone in hurry up and wait mode, aka Rush Hour.
I am very new to sewing and now see why it is recommended that one quilt with like color thread. I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler and apparently need more practice sewing them as well. Too funny! Clearly a design choice - a feature not a bug.
My next is a wall hanging. It reminds me of facing traffic to reach work in a cubicle, drinking coffee to make it through the day and then facing the traffic again to get home.
On a side note - I was cutting some strips at a slight angle to make it wonky. The solid red was supposed to slope but I cut it while folded. D’oh! So instead it dips. Rather than view it as a mistake, it is now a design decision denoting midday caffeine slump. I’m sure that is what I intended all along. Ha!
It is also a cat mat: Dr Girlfriend approved!
Actually everything I make is a cat bed at some point. Maybe I should make an actual cat bed - though they would probably shun it - being cats and all.
I haven’t decided how I want to quilt it as yet. I think I’ll hang it above my sewing machine, maybe rotate it on each side and see what springs to mind.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Now to my giveaway - a surprise package of usable scraps (applique, patchwork, etc) of some of the Rush Hour fabrics plus bonus fabric in the winners favorite colorway or style. I’ll ship anywhere.
Just leave a comment telling me your favorite color and/or style of fabric and what you like to make. I’ll randomly select a winner on the final day of the hop - next Tuesday, September 30.
If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure I have your contact information so I can reach you if you win.
I have added the comments from the main hop blog, my tumblr acct and now here. I can be reached at email@example.com if you would like to comment (and enter the giveaway) but have trouble doing so on Tumblr.
In closing I would like to thank Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt (Mdm Samm) & Carol of Just Let Me Quilt (Carol) for arranging and promoting the process. I had fun on my first hop and look forward to many more.