Another Applique Block and More. . .

First, the next Autumn Applique Animal Block that I designed is this little crow. I thought with the corn being harvested, a crow might be worthy of an applique. I suppose it could be used with a Halloween decorating theme as well. Come back tomorrow to see my next applique design. (Check below the schedule to find out about the BIG Giveaway, as well as my smaller giveaway.)

The Autumn Applique Animal Blog Hop 
schedule is as follows: 

October 21st

October 22nd

October 23rd

October 24th

October 25th

And, don't forget:
Electric Quilt Company is sponsoring this hop and is giving away ONE full version of the EQ 7 program ($189 value) to ONE lucky person.  It is easy to enter! 

Just comment on the featured blog(s) each day. From the combined comments of all the blogs, ONE lucky person will be chosen on November 1. The winner will be picked by 

Don't forget my own special giveaway for one lucky commenter.
On October 24, my featured day, your comment will count as one of the entries for the EQ7 program giveaway.
PLUS, I will count it as an entry for my giveaway. You can earn a second entry for my giveaway by returning here on October 25 and leaving a comment telling me which of my applique designs you could possibly use in a project. I will announce my giveaway winner on October 28. 
I must have a way to contact you. If you are a no-reply blogger, or do not have a blog, you must leave your email address in the comment. If I can't contact you, I will not be able to include you in the drawing. I do not accept anonymous comments. They go into my spam file! I will leave this contest open until 11:59 EST on October 25, 2013.  

My New Pattern Announcement!
I got word from Cut Loose Press that my first pattern is ready for print! I am so excited. They said they would release the information on the Checker website later on Tuesday, October 22! Yeah! I am doing a happy dance. I will post a photo tomorrow.

Teaching Samples in Progress
The next newsletter for The New Ewe is being drafted. I have been working on the class samples. One class is Kitchen Trio a microwave bowl cozie, a potholder, and a microwave heating pouch (AKA: Potato Bag, Corn Bag, etc.). These were easy and fun to make. I am still working on a casserole/tablerunner combo and two months of mug rug patterns. 

"Four in Art" Challenge Progress
I have the applique portion of my 12" square piece done and am ready to begin the quilting. I bought heavier hand quilting thread to use. I will do a test sample to see how it works in the sewing machine with a larger needle. If not, I will be hand quilting!

I have been inspired by Elizabeth's postings regarding our year-long theme of "Urban" with our first quarter focus on "Maps." I have not posted any photos yet. I am a new member of this group and I do not know what I would or should post. I will take photos prior to quilting for posting.

Visit Wednesday to see my next applique design.

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