McCall’s Design Star – My prize box arrived

 

A box arrived on Tuesday Morning from McCall’s with some wonderful goodies for being a runner up in the McCall’s Design Star Contest.

I received some fabric from Windham, Red Rooster, and Moda

A few more rulers from Olfa – love these frosted rulers. I received a frosted Olfa ruler in one of the earlier packages and love using it. I look forward to using these new ones.

A cutting mat and two rulers for cutting strips from June Tailor

And finally a Quilters Tote from June Tailor to carry all these wonderful things in!

Finally – two last pictures taken the night it was finished – they were both taken by Randy Duchaine. The first is one of me with my “halo”.

The second is a picture of Ray Pool and me standing in front of the quilt – Ray helped put food in front of me at dinner time and kept pushing me forward during the long hauls in the challenge! (He is a mean seam presser  – see all those log cabin blocks and the triangle blocks in the border – I was chain piecing those and he was slaving over a hot iron pressing the the blocks so I could add yet another row or triangle – he kept saying “Are we done for the night” – and I kept saying “Not yet!” – I think he was sorry he volunteered but I am glad he did!)

Thanks again to all of the industry sponsors who have been so generous with prize gifts and also thanks to all of you who have been so supportive of my work over the past 5 months! I look forward to sharing more with you in the months ahead.

Look for the July/August Issue of McCall’s Quilting – they will have an article about the winner of the contest -and something about all of us runner-ups!

Happy Quilting

Design Wall Monday – 7 February 2011

Well, I am still playing around with the blocks from last week. I put all of them up on the wall to see what I might come up with. I discovered I have some more of this fabric so I will make a some blocks to fill in the empty holes.

And – a special thanks to all of you who voted for me in the McCall’s Design Star Contest. (Click on the link to see the winning quilt). I landed in a runner-up position. It was a great experience and I was happy to have shared it with all of you and to have had your support and encouragement. Look in the July/August issue of McCall’s Quilting for an article about the winner and also an article about the runner ups.

Stop by Judy’s Blog to see what everyone else is doing.

McCall’s Design Star – And the winner is……

The results are in for the McCall’s Contest and I am a runner up. Congratulations to the winner, Kathleen Whiting from Heber, UT. Check out the McCall’s site so that you can see her quilt. 

You can still see all the quilts in the finals. After you go to the link above and see the winning entry scroll down and click on my picture it will take you to my bio page, and then click on the “Vote” button and it will take you to the page with the pic of my quilt. (if you like you can leave a final note here in the comment section – it won’t appear immediately) In the upper left there is a tab that says “View Gallery” if you click on that you can see all the quilts from the final round. There is also a drop down box that allows you to look at the quilts from all the rounds of competition.
In the contest there is the one winner and the rest of us are in the runner-up category with no indication of 2nd, 3rd, etc. The winner will have a spread in the July/August Issue of the Magazine. They will also be featuring the other finalists in that issue – so look for the magazine starting in June on the news stands.Also – CLICK HERE and go to a page on the McCall’s site where you can register to win a prize package of goodies – with a lot of the same stuff I received along the way. You have until February 6th to enter.

And according to the McCall’s Blog there will be a Design Star 2011 Contest – so get those design juices flowing – give it a try – it is worth all the effort!

Thanks again for all of your support.

John