Friday, September 12, 2014

It's a Finish - Let's Celebrate!

It's been an exciting week!

On Monday I was fortunate to share a mini trunk show and lecture with the Penn Yan, NY "Keuka Quilters".   What a lovely and talented group of ladies eager to share their love of quilting.  Thank you for having me Keuka Quilters -- it was sew much fun!
Prior to the program I worked feverishly to finish some things.

This is a Way Old Work in Progress (WOWIP) "Winter's Harvest Pinkeep" by Renee Plains as published in the Winter, 2011 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.    Of course, with my love of Redbirds, I turned it into my Valentine's Pinkeep and I love it!

I've had it "nearly" complete for years but it needed the wings and body tacked down.

Yippee !  All done!  You can read more about my "Winter's Harvest Pinkeep" here.
To celebrate the finish I've decided to have a giveaway.  

I have a copy of the Summer, 2014 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine that I would like to share with one lucky winner.

This issue has one of my favorite projects in it ~ it's called "The House That Jack Built".  This beautiful Mini Quilt was designed and created by my friend Debbie Wick.    The magazine has beautiful shots of this sweet quilt.  It's a MUST make!!
To enter the giveaway, hop on over to the Redbird Quilt Co. Facebook Page and follow the giveaway instructions on this post.    If an International winner is chosen I will email them a PDF version of my first published wool applique pattern, "Spring Basket".  
Spring Basket is available for immediate PDF download from My Craftsy Store.   You can read more about it by clicking here. 

Stay tuned for other upcoming giveaways and thanks for your continued support!



  1. LOVE the pincushion, too pretty to stick pins in! Te table topper it is sitting on is stunning!@
    Don't count me in your draw, as I have already been lucky to win from you in the past.

  2. I too love that Redbird pinkeep!

  3. The cardinal pin cushion is great. I have the magazine so do not enter my name. But thanks for blogging.

  4. The pincushion is a sweetie - I have that issue and often look at it and think I would like to make it - good on you for actually completing it! I suscribe to Primitive Quilts but would love to go into the draw for the pdf pattern as I am international:-) Off over to fb now...!

  5. Love the pincushion too! Always enjoy stopping by and seeing what you are up to. V:)

  6. I love your pincushion Karen! So cute. isn't it great to finish and old project. looks terrific!
    xo jan

  7. your birdie is so sweet. don't enter me in the giveaway. I have all the magazine, love them.

  8. Whatr a stunning table topper. I love the quilting somuch. I must try the wt 50 thread too. The pin cushion with the brid is so lovely!!
    Love from Amsterdam

  9. What lovely quilting! The milkbone quilt looks lovely on your table with a vase of flowers! I agree about Aurifil, it has been so wonderful to work with.

  10. Karen, this pincushion is so beautiful! And so different. I love its soft colors and the bird on top of the cushion makes a beautiful decoration. I'm thinking that this would make a perfect gift.

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