Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A finish for Fall and a Giveaway

  Awhile back I was inspired by Anne at Cottons 'n Wool to order a back issue of Primitive Quilts and Project. In the Fall 2011 issue there is this quilt project that uses homespuns and wool. I finished this wall hanging earlier in the summer but finally got it on the wall today. It is actually two quilts...the background quilt is basically a frame for the smaller quilt that can be changed out for seasonal variety. Lisa Bongean is the designer and I believe she has other focus quilt designs to make for this. Crows and pumpkins are always a favorite with me.
Very fun to sew and I was able to use some of the delicious wool that I bought last year at PQIF (which is coming up again next month!).
I must say that I am really grateful for all the inspiration I find reading the quilters blogs. What an amazing community.
Also because of blogging, I have had the opportunity to review writings from some "quilty authors". I jumped at the chance to read an author that was new to me.
This is a new mystery written by Clare O'Donohue.  It is a short story or possibly a short novel that is available only as an e-book....except I don't have an e-reader so they were kind enough to send me a printed copy that now I can share with one of you:-)
Streak of Lightening is part of her Someday Quilts Mysteries.
"When Joe, the ill-tempered owner of Archer’s Rest’s only pizzeria, gets locked up overnight, it turns into a death sentence. Greg, Jesse’s most trusted deputy is accused of causing the death, and now his freedom is one the line. How will Nell, Jesse and the Someday Quilts ladies crack this inexplicable case?"
This was a fun read and I look forward to reading more of Clare's books...notably The Double Wedding Ring (a novel available at book stores, etc.)coming out at the end of this month.
So please leave me a comment (I love your comments :-)  and let me know if you would like to read this. I will select a winner next Tuesday. Please be sure you are not commenting as Anonymous or no-reply so that I can be sure to reply to your comment.



  1. Your new wool piece does have a hint of fall in it. I am starting to see fall projects on the blogs but I have not gotten into the fall mode myself. Seeing your crow and pumpkins does make me start thinking that way. I love the prim quilt magazine and need to refresh my mind as I don't remember seeing this pattern.

  2. Would love to read that book, thanks


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