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This week I wanted to suggest a Christmas gift I only found out about last night. Now you will have noticed the new trend on flickr and in blogland for paper pieced blocks and bees with themes such as kitchenalia, mail, doors, windows. There are a few people at the forefront of this trend, principally in my mind, Penny Sewtakeahike, Ayumi Pink Penguin and Kerry verykerryberry. Kerry has been drafting her own patterns for a while now and is about to start releasing them for sale in her Etsy shop. There will be whole series of these patterns with different themes, all of which will make wonderful gifts for quilters. Kerry's first pattern is the paper pieced winter woolies pdf pattern; hat, scarf and gloves. Here is a wonderful wall hanging Kerry made using this pattern.
And another fabulous version made yesterday by Amy of During Quiet Time.
If any of you would be interested in winning this pattern, I managed to twist Kerry's arm into letting me give three away as part of my Christmas for Quilters giveaways and the requirements of the giveaway are at the end of the post. If you have already bought the pattern by the time the giveaway ends and then win one, Kerry will let you have her next pattern free instead. So if you just can't wait, feel free to go ahead and buy the pattern now.
And now I need to pick out four international and four Brit winners of the various and hugely generous Aurifil gifts bestowed on you by Signor Aurifil, Alex Veronelli. All the winners were picked by Random Number Generator.
Firstly, the winners of the Ultra Collections:
The international winner is:
The Brit winner is:
Secondly the winners of the Designer Collections:
And finally the winners of the boxes of six Aurifil spools:
And the Brit winners are:
Congratulations to all the winners. Please email me with your name, your comment number and your mailing address so that the Aurifil threads can be mailed out to you.
To enter today's giveaway to have a chance of winning one of Kerry's paper pieced winter wollies patterns, you have three chances. The giveaway will close a week today (26 October) at which point the next CG4Q post will go up and a new giveaway announced.
1. Comment to say you follow this blog.
2. Comment to say you've spread the word about the giveaway (blog, facebook, twitter, google+ etc).
3. Comment to let me know what other paper pieced designs you might like to see Kerry produce in the future.