Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Just wanted to pop in with a quick post tonight, since I don't have much to share. And besides, I'm wallowing in the loss by my UNC Tar Heels tonight. Boo.
I was hoping to show off a new quilt this weekend -- and launch a corresponding giveaway to boot! -- but it was rainy all weekend here in NC and I wasn't able to get any good pictures of my quilt. So stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, I wanted to share a few quick things ...
First, did you see this awesome new badge that Tula Pink made available on her blog? I love it! Be sure to grab one and add it to your computer desktop, your blog, your Facebook page, Twitter page, or whatever other social channels you're into these days.
(And speaking of Tula, I may or may not have just finished 2 (yes, 2!) quilts made from her upcoming Nightshade line. You may want to keep your eyes peeled for Fat Quarterly Issue 9 ... I'm just sayin'.)
A Flock of Starlings, by Terri Carpenter (thequiltedfox) as seen on Flickr
Second, I wanted to share this AMAZING mini quilt that Terri (aka thequiltedfox) made and shared in my QuiltDad is my Homeboy Flickr group. It's based on my Modern Starlings block pattern that I shared on the Generation Q blog a while back. And here's the crazy thing -- Terri's quilt is almost EXACTLY what I envisioned when I came up with that block, but haven't had a chance to make myself yet. Terri beat me to it with a similar vision ... and I LOVE it so much! You can read more about Terri's quilt, which she made for a mini quilt challenge, in her blog post here. Thanks, Terri!
Saw The Hunger Games last night. I'd give it a solid "pretty good". At the risk of sounding cliche, the book was better. I mean ... it always is, right? But I think it was pretty well done, overall. The casting and acting was good. I only wish there was a little more of the action from the book, and that some of the complexity of the games and the story translated better to the movie version. But I guess there's only so much you can do in a limited amount of time, huh?
I've also (finally) started watching Game of Thrones on HBO. I'm only just starting to catch up on season 1. I'm two episodes in, and I'm itching to start the third. It seems like something I'll definitely get hooked on. Anyone out there watching it too?
And lastly, are you playing along with our Modern Madness game over on the Fat Quarterly blog? If not, you can read more about it here, or jump right into the fray with our current voting.
OK, enough with the long, rambling, very-unlike-me post. Have a great week, everyone!