I normally think of spring as my dress sewing season, not my quilting season. The weather is staying warm now, my garden is in full bloom, and the idea of pretty printed cottons against my skin is mighty appealing. Uncharacteristically, though, I find myself wanting to make up a new quilt, not new dresses. Maybe it's because there are so many great new quilting books out at the moment or maybe it's because of the kick in the pants provided by the Spoonflower staff picnic a couple of days ago where we were embarrassingly low on staff-made quilts, but I am this close to a new quilt plan (and not at all close to a new dress plan).
If you're in a quilt-making mood yourself, enter this week's drawing for a giveaway of assorted I Spy squares curated from the Spoonflower marketplace and pre-cut by the lovely blogging and crafting duo Adrianna and Susan at Crafterhours. (Not sure what an I Spy quilt is? An I Spy quilt is an interactive quilt that can be used to play the I Spy game. It's sewn from fussy-cut fabrics featuring motifs that are easy to identify. You can browse a Flickr pool of I Spy quilts here.)
If you're our giveaway winner, you can choose your fabric set from either the I Spy Alpha, I Spy Eden, or I Spy Alloy sets. (That's an Alloy set pictured above.) Just leave a comment on this post or on the corresponding Facebook post, and as always, do include your Spoonflower screen name or some other means of finding you easily. Entries close next Tuesday, 5/8 at 7 pm EST and we'll announce a winner on 5/9. Good luck, everyone! This giveaway is now closed and we'll be announcing a winner shortly.
Speaking of great new quilting books out now, the winner of last week's giveaway of Denyse Schmidt's Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration was Carmen Lingenfelter–congratulations and happy quilting, Carmen!