Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gambling, Gadgets, and a Give-away, Cape Cod, Part 2

To read more about our weekend, click on A Kerfuffle of Quilters, Cape Cod, Part 1.
The give-away for my Grow Your Blog Post, is open through February 14th, click here. My new give-away is at the bottom of this post.

On Saturday night we played Left Right Center (also known as LCR), a dice game, for fat quarters. There was one round of batik and one round of Kaffe Fassett. This was Sue's first time playing--she must have had some beginner's luck! Cordula also won. And in the end they traded, so Sue took home the batiks and Cordula went home with the Kaffes.
Winning smiles from Sue and Cordula
As always, we got to check out some new gadgets. Everyone was eyeing Joannie's new mini iron which she bought at a quilt shop on a recent Florida vacation. A quick e-trip to Amazon found one here. I may be adding one to my Amazon shopping cart in the near future.
You can even add water and use steam! Isn't it cute?
After Sue's recent demo, we were all intrigued by her AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter so this time Karen brought her Silhouette Cameo cutter and gave us a demo of its capabilities. Karen and Kate own Berkshire Quilts, so they brought some cutters and dies to the quilt weekend for us to purchase. The two machines do different things, so it would be easy to justify the need to own both. One of the Brown Baggers, who will remain anonymous (and it wasn't me!) was able to justify both last weekend! I'm going to be dropping by her house soon for a cutting marathon...
A couple of the girls went home with a new GO! cutter.
Jo Ann E. has owned a GO! cutter for a while and she brought hers to the weekend and put it to work.
Here are some of Jo Ann's applique blocks in progress, all cut using the GO! cutter.
Did I mention a give-away? You bet I did! It's being sponsored by my friend Karen, below, who designs original quilt patterns under the name QuiltLily Designs. You've seen Karen in my blog many times.
Here is Karen with one of her original patterns.
The winner can choose any one of Karen's patterns. To see Karen's patterns, visit her website, her Etsy Shop or her Facebook page.

How to Enter
To enter the drawing you must "like" Karen's Facebook page (at the time of this post, Karen had 209 "likes"). Leave a comment on this blog post and tell me which of Karen's patterns you would like to receive if you win. The drawing is open to everyone. There will be two winners! If you live in the U.S., you can choose a paper pattern or a pdf copy. If you live outside of the United States, Karen will send you a pdf. (Note: if you are a "no reply" blogger, make sure to include your email address in your blog comment.)The drawing will be open until Saturday, February 14th. I'll announce the winners on Sunday.

Thanks for visiting! Still more to come on our Cape Cod weekend!

Linking up on Friday to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF, and Richard and Tanya Quilts. Linking up on Tuesday to Connie's Freemotion by the River Linky Tuesday.

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Now she has 210 :-). So many beautiful patterns, but I think "Flourish" is super sweet. What a pretty way to use up all the buttons I didn't know I had until I started packing up my sewing room to move! My mom got an AccuQuilt for Christmas, I can't wait to visit her so I can try it out. Looks like so much fun!

  2. I love her cat tails table runner! So adorable!

  3. you guys are a fun bunch!
    i've never used either cutter. I'm not in this drawing, just wanted to comment. I am not on FB... so... my comment to Karen is aren't you nice?! LeeAnna

  4. What fun trying out those cool tools. Hmm, that mini iron does look tempting... Karen's designs are great and she is up to 213! I really like her Star Passion. I'm a sucker for a star quilt.

  5. Looks like a fun quilt-together! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  7. I absolutely love Dream Weaver!!

  8. Mini irons and GO cutters won! What fun!!!

  9. Cat tails made me lol, I like busy bobbins a lot too, but I think I'd have to go for the sheep being hung out to dry as my favorite. Very cute and creative patterns.

  10. She's quite talented. Home Again is my first choice but she has so many, that I'd have to ponder through more. Looks like you guys are having loads of fun!