Candid Paprazzi for Jennie.
Paper Piecing Prize Pack for pippablue.
You found me! No matter the reason, perhaps just for the giveaway or because you were intrigued by my blog name, I'm glad you did. I'd like to thank Sew Mama Sew for hosting Giveaway Day 2011 and providing me with the opportunity to share my blog with the quilting world.
A little about me..... I'm a huge Twilight fan and a quilter. Anyone who devotes an entire blog to Twilight and quilting might seem a little strange, but I really don't mind if anyone thinks that. Fans around the world have found ways to express their love for the books through many creative endeavors. I'm a quilter at heart so that is my chosen medium.
One of my happiest quilting moments was making the award-winnging quilt for Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer, with another quilting group that was gifted and accepted by Stephenie in January 2010. The quilt design got it's start with my suggestion of a center medallion featuring all four book cover elements surrounded by individual blocks featuring important Twilight themes or moments. Stephenie Meyer was so thankful that she sent an autographed deluxe edition of New Moon to all the participants and even discussed the quilt in an interview!
Twifans.com: (LTT and Twifans) ask Stephenie Meyer TwiMerch and TwiRoom by twifans
I share this, not to earn bragging rights, but to say to anyone: Go For It! If you are a fan, then show it. Make a quilt for yourself, your favorite fan, or even an author, etc...... (I also know of local quilter at one of my favorite quilt shops who made a quilt for Jay Leno. She and her husband were invited to a show to sit in the front row and meet Jay!)
My heart was warmed over when a T-Shirt quilt was featured in Eclipse, the movie. (It showed up again in Breaking Dawn, the movie.) The quilt wasn't in the books, but written as a movie element by screenwriter, Melissa Rosenberg. Bella's mom gives the quilt to her as a graduation gift for her to take to college to keep her warm in Alaska--little did she know that Bella had made another vampire decision instead. Renee, Bella's mom, made the quilt of all their trip T-shirts. I made my own version. There is a featurette on the Eclipse DVD that details how the movie quilt was made.
Here is a compilation of screen captures from the Eclipse dvd feature about Bella's T-Shirt Quilt.
I'm currently enjoying the challenges of designing my own quilts and Twilight paper piecing patterns. I love to paper piece and I always think of that method before any other. I design for myself in mind, but it's just as easy to make the patterns available. I've started hosting the patterns on a separate site, Twilight Quilt Patterns.
Now, to the reason you are here...... Here are the items in my giveaways:
Candid Paparazzi Fat Quarter Bundle (10 FQs)
****In honor of the Twilight colors, a fat quarter bundle of 10 black, white, and red fabrics.
****And, because I'd like to tempt you to paper piece....
50 Little Paper-Pieced Blocks by Carol Doak, Add-Enough Ruler, and Add-a-Quarter Ruler
For the Candid Paparazzi FQ Bundle, please answer this question:
If the opportunity presented itself, would you you choose to become a vampire? Why or why not?
For the Paper Piecer's Bundle, please answer this question:
Are you Team Edward, Team Jacob, or Team Switzerland? Why?
(Yes, a bit of research may be required if you're not familiar with Twilight..... Here is an interesting debate!)
My Giveaway Day 2011 rules:
- International entries accepted
- You may answer both questions and, conceivably, win both prizes.
- I will choose my favorite answers to the questions and award the prizes respectively.
- Giveaway open until December 16, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. PST as required by the Giveaway Day rules.
- Winners will be emailed by end of day December 18, 2011 and the winner noted in a post. (If you are a no-reply commentor, then please email email@example.com separately in addition to your comment.)
Thank you! Shannon
A preview of my next block for the Breaking Dawn quilt. A fierce looking (I hope) Anubis holding an Ankh staff for the Egyptian Coven. (For more info on the significance of the Egyptian Coven in the Twilight world.... jump here.)