Well, it's here: both Fall and the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop. Get ready for a wild and inspiring ride from blog to blog, state to state and country to country as you travel the gloriously colored roads of this blog hop. Here are the participants for Monday, October 1:
Just to give you a sneak-peek into what I'm planning for Thursday, take a look:
|Just a little teaser!|
There is no way possible you can figure out this block, but I assure you it is an awesome block with a small tutorial. And one of my giveaways (one? you mean there are more? YES! I will have THREE giveaways) will be some of this green/burgundy grape leaf fabric from Blank Quilting.
I'd also like to introduce a friend of mine, Deborah Schupp, who has her own pattern company: Gumbo Design Studios.
|"Yummy Apron" on Deb's granddaughter|
Gumbo Design Studios is a quilt pattern company with a Louisiana Creole heritage;
Deb is a New Orleans native. As she says:
"Every pattern includes some lagniappe (lan-yap), a little something extra. Common in the culture of New Orleans, lagniappe is kin to a “baker’s dozen” where for the price of a dozen donuts the customer receives thirteen. It’s a gift to my customers to share my love for quilting and my home town."
She also travels to present workshops and trunkshows and has a variety of beautiful quilts on her site, along with home dec patterns and even two Louisiana Creole recipes! Her patterns are being sold exclusively by two vendors: Apple Mountain Quilts (www.AppleMountainQuilts.com) at most AQS shows and Early Times Workshop ( Etwmwm@aol.com ) at most Sew & Quilt Expo shows.
Each pattern includes a bit of "lagniappe" - a little something extra: a classic New Orleans recipe or background on Creole culture. For instance, the Jambalaya Placemats pattern has a recipe for Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya as the lagniappe.
Take a visit to see what's up. She lives in Madison, Virginia (close to Culpepper) and would love to come visit your guild.
Come see me on Thursday for my day with the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hope. Beautiful blocks, quilts, a short tutorial and prizes. You can even come in your jammies!