Saturday, May 02, 2009

Splendid Saturday

When I was in university, the favourite word of one of my professors was "Splendid!" She had a British accent and when she said this word, it did indeed sound splendid, full of promise, and very positive.

Today is Splendid Saturday. Why? Well, first of all because it's Saturday. That should be reason enough. But it's also very nice outside and the predicted temp for this afternoon is 19 ºC (66.2 ºF).
Plus, I won a giveaway and the prize arrived in the mail yesterday. Look!

This package came from Joanna at Fig Tree Quilts. I entered her contest for naming the new Moda Patisserie Line. I had forgotten all about this so it was a wonderful surprise. I cannot wait to make these projects ~ I guess I'll have to buy another jelly roll!

And speaking of Jelly Rolls... (no not the one around my middle; I'm working on that)... I did some sewing on my Spring Spell quilt last night. I've named it "Spring Spell" as a result of a comment Stacy made about me casting a spell to get Spring to finally arrive in this part of the world. I think the spell may have worked! I have just the borders to sew onto the quilt and, of course, the quilting to do. I'm very happy with the way it's turned out and excited to finish it.

Another splendid event is the giveaway at Magnolia Bay Quilts. If you leave a comment on her giveaway post this weekend, you could win this:

What a gorgeous book! I love scrap quilts because they give me the opportunity to do some stash-busting... except for the very first scrap quilt I ever made, which was beginning of my stash building.

Yes, it's Splendid Saturday. I hope it's splendid for you, too!


Quilter Going Bananas said...

I LOVE the Patissierie fabric line from Moda!
Enjoy and be sure to show us what you make :^)

The Jelly Roll quilt is definitely Spring, good job!

Sherri said...

Congratulations on the win from Joanna!!! Those are some great patterns~

PunkiePie said...

What a SPLENDID quilt! It is so very spring-y looking. Love it!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your win and I LOVE your springy quilt!

goldenbird said...

The Spring Spell quilt is gorgeous! When do we get started on the money quilt? I'm a little short this month ...

Congrats on winning the giveaway.

Sinta Renee said...

You lucky girl! A Fig Tree win!... what was the name you came up with? Your Spring quilt turned out nice- oh, I mean spendid:)

Karen said...

Wonderful quilt! Love the fabric.