Note - Thank you for all of your wonderful thoughts on yesterday's post. I am processing it all and will share more on it soon ;)
I totally meant to share this twin size finish last week when I posted about our Family Reunion in the mountains and somehow it just slipped my mind. See, each year at said family reunion, they hold a raffle to help raise funds for the next years reunion. And they have been raffling off quilts since I was a little girl. So this year, I wanted to help. I starting working on this Happy Endings quilt for something else that didn't work out, but It was totally okay that it didn't work out because it worked perfectly for the Reunion Raffle.
What actually reminded me to post about this is seeing Corey's Petal Pop Blog Hop update. When I first saw the cover of her book it reminded me of this bee block I made a while back. I loved playing with the petals and had so much fun with all of the stay stitching.
So I decided to do a block with a take on that, simplifying it slightly. So it is just the X and not all filled in. I love the overall chain effect it created. And yup, I had tons of fun with the tiny zig-zag stitching around each applique ;)
When it came time to quilt this up, I wanted to try something new that would have a beautiful fall feel that matched the tones of the prints. So I decided on an all over leaf pattern that I just traveled from the stem. It took a little bit to get used to and believe me, there are some weird looking leaves in there, but I just love the overall texture it creates.
Sadly, I didn't think to take pictures before the reunion as it was a crazy blur trying to get packed and forgot to take pictures of a cousin winning it. Seriously, crazy times with 5 kids all crossing their fingers that they are going to win ;) So these are the only shots I have of the quilt, I can not tell you how many times I have kicked myself about that since leaving. What ya gonna do?? I guess I could always start thinking about what I will make for next year ;)
And did someone mention a giveaway at the beginning???
What really makes this quilt is all of that wonderful texture created in the background. And that was made with my favorite So Fine Superior Threads. So today, the lovely folks at Superior Threads are giving away a $30.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky reader!!!
You have two chances to win, please leave a separate comment for each.
1 - Leave a comment telling me what you love about Fall.
2 - Follow Superior Threads. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Email Newsletter or their Blog. Pick one or several and then leave a comment of where you are following.
And that's it :) The giveaway will close on Sunday the 20th and I will announce a winner Monday Morning. Good Luck to everyone ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!
Linking up this finish to Amanda's and Sarah's ;)