I get by with a little help from my friends

Blogland is so amazing.  I have met some of the coolest, nicest, most wonderful people because of either my blog or their blog.  Love it.

This week, I received two charm packs from a giveaway.  TWO CHARM PACKS.  Awesome.  Vicky from LA Quilter gave away 6 charm packs of Sunkissed {2 packs to three different winners} and I was one of the three!

Sunkissed charm packs

Yesterday I worked on a quilt from a pattern that I received as a lovely and very unexpected gift from another friend in blogland.  Cindy from Hyacinth Quilts is an amazingly talented quilter and designer, and MAN is she prolific!  I’m always in awe of what she accomplishes!  In November, she posted a picture of a finish of her Root Beer Float pattern using Christmas fabrics.  I commented that I loved her finish…and she mailed me the pattern!  Amazing!

This is my version of Root Beer Float…well my test block anyway!  I’m using Red Rose Farm by Elizabeth Scott.

Root Beer Float test block

I will say…I was a bit nervous to begin this quilt…because there is a lot of cutting and TRIANGLES!  But, having completed one block…It’s SO EASY!  I have never had flying geese turn out so lovely, that’s for sure!

So, thank you so much ladies for your amazing generosity!  Today I’ll be testing out some more blocks and dreaming of what to do with those charm packs!