That's something to celebrate, I think, and what better way to celebrate than to give something away! Keep reading to discover the prize at the end of today's post....
I have a new quilt to show you and I picked a really fun place to photograph it, I think. A few miles from my house sits a lovely, old country school. In 2003, the school was moved to this park, completely restored, and is now open to the public for viewing and special events.
The Oxford School House, located in Leawood, Kansas, first opened in 1877 and operated until 1955. It is one of the oldest school buildings in Kansas. You can read more about it here and, if you live anywhere near, might want to stop by for a visit sometime.
Now to tell you about the quilt.....
Zigzagged the latest pattern by Empty Bobbin Quilts...hot off the press! I was privileged to get to be a pattern tester for the designer, Shea Henderson, a few months ago. ( I love doing that!)
I made the lap size version, but the pattern includes yardage instructions for 4 sizes. I can personally assure you that the directions are well thought out and easy to follow, and most importantly, without error as Shea makes sure it has been tested at least 4 or 5 times before publishing.The instructions are in booklet form and the nicest format I've ever seen in a quilt pattern. (Do I seem biased at all?)
After creating the top, I was instructed to mail the top, backing and binding off to the fabulous quilter, Angela Walters. Look at the beautiful work she did to turn the top into a real quilt!
The pattern even includes directions for creating a cute pieced backing...something you don't see much on other patterns.
The pretty quilting really shows up nicely on the solid color of the backing, doesn't it?I couldn't resist photographing the quilt hanging from the door of the little building out back of the country school. Every school had one, but this one is extra cute..(the original outhouse may or may not have been so sweet!)
Shea was nice enough to gift me a copy of Zigzagged to give away to one of my readers.
You will find my version of the quilt pictured on the back and inside of the pattern...how fun!
If you think you would like to make this pattern, suitable for beginner to advanced quilters, all you need to do is leave me a comment telling me what three colors you would use to make ZigZagged if you win the pattern.Be sure that you have an email address available to me. I'll draw a winner on Thursday morning! Let the celebration begin!