Reading "The Bachelor's Puzzle" by Judith Pella was what inspired me to try my hand at quilting. I have sewn since I was 12 years old but I had never tried to make a quilt. It seemed too hard and impossible.
I read this book and loved it! At the back was a pattern for the "Bachelor's Puzzle" quilt block. The day after I finished the book, I headed for the local fabric shop and had a blast picking out the "ingredients" that I would need to make a single block.
I hand-pieced the block and then hand-quilted it and put the binding on. I was hooked! It started there and hasn't stopped since!
So in honor of my inspiration, I will be giving away a copy of the "Bachelor's Puzzle" by Judith Pella and 5 fat quarters. (A fat quarter is a piece of fabric 18" X 22" for you non-quilters.)
I hope to inspire non-reading quilters to read; and non-quilting readers to quilt. Make sense?
Here's how to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me if you read or quilt or both. +1
2. Be a follower and mention it in your comment. +1
3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog. +2
I will draw a winner on Tuesday, January 12, 2010.