WIP Leapday + a Giveaway


Happy Leap Day! We’ve got an extra day this year to work on WIPs—I think that’s worth celebrating, don’t you? So today I’m taking part in the Leap Day Superior Threads Giveaway. Scroll down for a chance to win three spools of King Tut thread.But first things first: I had a (mostly) productive week! Since I finished my solids quilt last week, I’ve been in the mood to check things off the list.

Completed projects:
Bee blocks. See my post here.

New projects:

Log cabin quilt. Nothing like some colorful, quick, easy blocks to raise spirits on a dreary February day, right? I cranked out five of these blocks the other day!

Ongoing projects:
Do. Good Stitches Asterisk quilt – I’m making four blocks for this quilt, and I’ve finished two of the four. I’d like to complete this top before switching my focus back to my Challenge mini quilt. (Note to self: Try pressing blocks before photographing them! Yikes!)
Challenge mini quilt – I’m sorry to say that this project is making me very sad right now. So I’m avoiding it by working on my Do Good Stitches Asterisk quilt. : )
No progress:
• Gen X Quilters’ Charmed Prints QA
• Halloween quilt
• Farmer’s Wife QA
• Figgy Pudding quiltThis week’s stats:
Completed projects – 1
New projects – 1
Currently in progress – 8The Giveaway!
When Cindy and Elizabeth contacted me about doing a Superior Threads giveaway, I was happy to take part. I have some experience with Superior’s King Tut line, so I already knew it’s good stuff. In fact, at the LQS where I’ve rented a long-arm quilting machine a few times, they actually require King Tut to be used with the long-arm (they say it’s the brand that’s easiest on the machine, which gets very heavy use, as you can imagine). King Tut is beautiful thread for quilting, and it comes in an amazing range of variegated colors!

Beyond King Tut, I didn’t know much about Superior’s offerings until recently. I’m impressed by the wide variety of threads they offer—they have a thread for every type of piecing and quilting out there. I also got a chance to try out Alex Anderson’s Masterpiece thread, which I used last night for piecing my asterisk blocks. It’s fabulous—no snagging, fraying or breakage here.

Want to try some King Tut for yourself? I’ve got three lovely spools of it up for grabs, in the colors shown above. Just leave a comment on this post, and I’ll choose a random winner of all three spools on Friday morning.

I’m not the only blogger giving away Superior Threads today—you’ve got lots of chances to win! Visit the following blogs to enter their giveaways as well:

Elizabeth from Occasional Piece-Quilt!

Sherri from A Quilting Life
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Jeni from In Color Order
Carla from Lollyquiltz
Jennifer from That Girl, That Quilt
Corey from Little Miss Shabby
Terri from Sewfantastic
And of course, don’t forget to link up your WIPs! Just link up any post from the past week featuring a work-in-progress. Please link back here to my blog and comment on other links. Now go spend your Leap Day sewing!


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  1. Peggy @ Pastimes Quilt Design
    Peggy @ Pastimes Quilt Design says:

    I'd absolutely love to win some King Tut thread. Thanks so much for the opportunity. I didn't have anything to link up this week. Hopefully I will be more organized next week and actually work on some of my projects.
    Love your blog. Peggy

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    King Tut, would that have something to do with Eypytian long staple quality of this thread, sounds good to me! {grace} weftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

  3. Jodi
    Jodi says:

    I admit I have lots to learn about thread, however, I do know Superior Threads is a great thread company. I have heard of the King Tut line but have not tried it yet. I would love the chance to sew with some.

    Thank you and Superior Threads for your giveaway and the chance to win.


  4. Sharon
    Sharon says:

    Your blocks are wonderful, just love the nice happy colors on this dreary feb. day…lol Would really like to try the King Tut thread I heard it was really nice thread and low dust…thanks for the chance

  5. Kim
    Kim says:

    I LOVE that happy, springy log cabin block! I can't wait to see the finished project.

    I am trying to figure out all of the threads for quilting–winning some variegated threads would be great!

  6. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    Happy Leap Day! I have been linking up for about six weeks now. I always love to see what you've been up to. I have heard about people loving Superior's metallics but I have never tried them myself yet.

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