Welcome to May’s Gypsy Wife Giveaway!
Have you heard? Several of us are working on Jen Kingwell’s Gypsy Wife Quilt pattern. There’s a Flickr group where you can check out everyone’s progress and a schedule over at Michelle’s Factotum of Arts blog. If that’s not enough Gypsy love for you, head to Instagram and use #gypsywifealong to see more!
I was particularly intimidated by the main block for this month, Hope from Hartford. There’s a partial seam involved around that center square, and I’d never done partial seams before. Like most scary things in life, it wasn’t so bad once I quit procrastinating and gave it a try. I wasn’t sure how far to leave that first seam undone; stopping halfway through the center yellow-striped square worked well for me.
This month’s giveaway is sponsored by the wonderful people at Aurifil. One lucky winner will receive a box of Aurifil’s Sew Modern Essentials by Angela Yosten. The collection contains 12 spools in high-contrast colors, and the thread’s 12 weight thickness is perfect for handwork or machine quilting when you want a heavy thread effect. This box of thread is worth over $100!
So get to sewing! The linkup will stay open until five minutes before midnight on June 1. That gives you this weekend AND all of next weekend to whip up your blocks and get them posted in the linky party here. If you need some inspiration or some helpful tips, cruise through the links that get posted early. I’ll pick the random winner on Monday evening, June 2. Good luck!