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Quilt Retreat Update and Iron Caddy Giveaway

Hope your year has gotten off to a great start. Just can believe it’s February already. So much has happened this past month! It began with the quilting retreat I mentioned in my last post. My plan was to make the silk wedding quilt for my daughter’s best friend. As you can see, I got a great jump start on it. Fortunately these young ladies like simple patterns. Phew! I’m so lucky she didn’t request a Baltimore Album! Here’s a quick peek at my progress so far. I plan to finish it soon and then off to the quilter. It will be so elegant; I can’t wait.

Eileen's quilt

I was on a roll with this quilt until several of the other gals at the retreat started working on this wonderful iron caddy. How could I resist setting my project aside and making one for myself (especially since I am always the pathetic one leaving class with my hot iron wrapped in a towel. Ugh!)?

Here’s the wonderful Caddy Pad pattern by Sisters’ Common Thread. I can see why this pattern has been their very best seller. It is easy to make and allows you to pack up your hot iron and go . . . no waiting for it to cool, no wrestling with dangling cords, or in my case, towels!

Iron Caddy

Iron Caddy

Iron Caddy

I contacted the talented design team from Wisconsin, letting them know how much everyone enjoyed their pattern, and they have graciously offered one free pattern to one of our readers. The pattern comes with the silver, heat-resistant fabric–enough to make one pad. Be sure to check out their website, as there are many options to choose from. For example, there are three different sizes of the Caddy Pad, as well as a larger one that they say has been great as a baby shower gift. It’s called a Diaper Dock, and is large enough to open flat and use as a changing pad.

If you would like to put your name in the hat to win a pattern of your choice, simply let me know by end of day Thursday, February 6th which pattern you would most like to have and why, and I will announce the winner with my next post the following day.

Another reason to stop by on Friday: I plan to give you a sneak peek at what all of us at SHWS have been working on for you.  You’ll love it!

Until then, have fun creating.

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