My computer tells me that one of my five most frequently visited sites lately is Fat Quarter Shop. Since I have yet to stitch a single quilt block, I thinks this speaks volumes about my tendency to research and obsess before jumping in to a new project! I have actually ordered from the good folks at Fat Quarter Shop, most recently some darling Ruby Charm Pack squares to make a tiered skirt (perhaps I can show you that tomorrow). They were delivered to me quickly and I couldn't be happier with the service and general friendy helpfulness of the folks there. I've thoroughly enjoyed The Jolly Jabber, blog of Fat Quarter Shop owner Kimberly Jolly. It's especially fun to read Designer Tidbits which offers interesting peeks into the lives and tastes of fabric designers or to click through the sidebar list of fabric designers' blogs.
The Fat Quarter shop is offering a giveaway of a Home Sweet Home Quilt Kit.
These colorful arrows will point you straight home! Quilt kit includes Home Sweet Home Quilt Pattern by Debbie Taylor for It's Sew Emma and Hometown fabric for the 65.5" x 87.5" quilt top and binding. A backing set is available separately.
I'm still in my learning-everything-I-can-before-take-the-plunge stage of quilting. If you are a quilter, give me your best advice; tell me about resources; leave me links. What's the best pattern for a beginner? Whose your favorite designer? Chat it up in the comment box. When you leave a comment, you will be entered for a chance at the giveaway. The winner will be announced next Monday! I'm really forward to talking a lot of quilt talk between now and then.