Seriously… How is it even Friday again so soon? I hate to admit it, but what they say is true… Life really does keep flying by faster and faster the older I get! I swear, I spend a week’s worth of time buzzing around taking care of business in what seems like a blink of an eye sometimes. That’s why I’m grateful for the -kind of crazy, yet “structured” schedule we’ve all been maintaining as we ride the wave of a bazillion quilt-alongs, new fabric releases, clubs, classes, retreats, CommentSolds, a RED, WHITE, and GREEN QUILT SHOW to get ready for (are you ready???)… Oh, and not to mention – life in general – simultaneously. Great job keeping it all straight everyone! Isn’t it fun?
Honestly though, if you happen to have a finger or two in just a fraction of the pots I’m stirring at the moment, unless you’re a magician it should be a while before I find you looking for a project to do. I’m happy to say that judging by the comments I’ve been reading lately, we have a nice mix of quilters participating in a variety of QAL’s and other activities, including the latest release of my Joyful Gatherings Quilt-Along series, Block #8 and Block #9 (they are free to download now until the next blocks release, and can be found under the “Quilt-Alongs” tab at http://www.lisabongean.com). Basically, there is plenty to keep you busy. That being said, just when you thought you had Joyful Gatherings under control, to add to the craze I have the next dose of the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along all set and ready to go! You may now consider Block #12 and Block #100 officially on your to-do list!
For those of you just joining us who want to know what my fabric selections are, I’m using my Rustic Gatherings fabric line combined with Jackie MacDonald’s Halloween-themed collection, Spellbound. Both lines feature color palettes including rusty oranges and rich blacks, along with some nice grey selections from Rustic Gatherings. Patterns for the quilt-along blocks can be found in my book Triangle Gatherings, which is required to participate (along with a few other items that can be purchased on our website by clicking HERE). A blog post I did explaining the full details on Twilight Stars can be found by clicking HERE. The full list of details and required supplies can be found at the Twilight Stars Info Page by hitting the button below!
Have you been remembering to share your progress for a chance to win a package from Heidi’s famous prize vault? All you have to do is post a photo of your completed blocks each week before the release of the next batch, including the required book Triangle Gatherings and Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper in the picture. Please also include the hashtag #TwilightStarsQAL in your post! Heidi will choose a winner randomly each week until the end of the QAL, which we will announce during my LIVE show on Thursday. I’m sure most of you saw the epic shot of supermodel “Sawyer” that made the feed earlier in the week… Great work Sawyer! It looks like you really put a lo t of effort into this project. Special thanks to his “agent,”Jodio King for her “work assistance” on the project as well. We appreciate you! 😉
Diane S. and Sheryl P. also have reason to celebrate because they also will be receiving package from the PG Goodie Bandit, simply for leaving a comment here on the blog (if you think this is you, please check your email for a prize confirmation letter from Heidi! You may also reach out to her at email@example.com)!!! Want to win a prize too? You should know what to do by now… But in case you don’t, it’s as simple as leaving me a comment here on the blog! Not feeling talkative? Post photos of your blocks instead! Catch my attention and support my cause – it’s that easy. Happy Friday everyone! I’ll catch you all Monday. Until then, take care and happy stitching!
P.S. in case you missed it… We had a VERY special guest join us yesterday on STITCH with Lisa. If you missed the show and have been wondering about our dear friend Shelley, I STRONGLY suggest you watch the replay by clicking the STITCH button below… You won’t regret it!!! <3