Friday, March 20, 2009

I Got a Bee in my Bonnet

And it's a good thing!

Nanette at Freda's Hive introduced me to Lori Holt's wonderful blog Bee in My Bonnet. I love this blog because Lori gives little stories and interesting inspirations behind all her patterns! I LOVE that kind of stuff!

So recently Lori hosted a giveaway. The information she gave was:

Here are the only clues that you get;
1.The yo-yo's each finish to about 1 1/2" each.
2. The quilt measures about 100" x 85".
3. There are 6 scallops (pointy ones, you know what I mean) on each side, and 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom.

If you've read much of this blog, you might know how much I get nervous about Quilt math (Tamara had to "listen" to me whine about the math on Bonnie Hunter's Double Delight quilt pattern, which I backed out of and Tamara finished beautifully, assuring me that the math really wasn't difficult at all!)

So, back to the story, I pulled out my calculator, did a little math and came up with a number that sounded good to me. As I was posting my answer, I realized that I hadn't taken the scallops into consideration. So at the last minute I did some mental calculation and came up with a new number, 4200...

I was 6 off!

This might be a bit of a boring story for you, but I am so impressed with myself. I can't believe I was so close. And of course this wasn't sheer chance, this was my brilliant mastery of math! Ok, so maybe it was a bit of chance, but my feeble math did help me get close.

Back to the Bee in the Bonnet, Lori is sending me some wonderful 10x10 vintage fabric squares, a fabulous pin-cushion (which I was just lamenting to my daughters that I sorely need), and one of her fabulous patterns! The most difficult part was that she actually let me choose!

Now, I had a really hard time picking out a pattern and my first choice ( Comforts of Home) is not yet available, so look for it in May! After that, I had a difficult time choosing, all Lori's patterns are homey and nostalgic. They remind me of a warm, safe childhood and all the things I hope my children think of when they grow up and think of their childhood (which I am living now).

I finally chose Apron Club. All the pictures here I lifted from Lori's website, isn't that quilt fabulous!


audreypawdrey said...

Congratulations on your win! You will receive some beautiful items. I am not good at quilt math either...:)

Eileen said...

I was so thrilled to see the person that won I actually knew! Yippee! That was a terrific contest!

niena said...

Congrats on ur win.

Libby said...

Wow, lucky and smart you :). Enjoy your goodies!

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Wow, good for you. Thanks for the mention but I really had nothing to do with it. You a smart lady! Enjoy your gifts.

wonderwoman said...

hey. well done you! i love the apron pattern. i feel the same about maths - although i did do bookkeeping at one time! but it does tend to put me off some patterns - i think i'm all for the quick fix!!


Micki said...

Congrats on the win and for figuring out the clues!
Enjoy your prizes!

Nanci said...

I am thrilled that you won. I totally suck at math and even with a calculator, I know I wouldn't have gotten even within a thousand of the right number. Remember I am the one that still has a thousand (I exagerate a bit) triangles left from my first quilt!
lucky you!

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