As if cued by that carefree tune, universe-messenger Anne of Play Crafts delivered the booklet at my workshop the other weekend. (Ironically, Anne is not the biggest fan of country music. I forgive you, Anne.)
Of course such a free-spirited design deserves some storied textiles, so I'm relying on an edited selection from my coveted collections of liberty and oakshott to weave this untamed tale. (Sneakered giraffes and all.)
And like many others in our community, I'll be joining in with Michelle of Factotum of Arts's Gypsy Wife Quilt Along. (My seven February blocks are scattered throughout this post).
You can check out the leisurely schedule here and join (or just follow!) our flickr group here. Michelle has also called out for monthly link-ups to keep everyone in line (and incentivized).
So as if you needed any other reason at all to jump on the gypsy-wagon, the charismatic Heather of Indy-based Crimson Tate and the incredible Michael (the Mr. of Oakshott) have generously agreed to sponsor the giveaway of all giveaways here in November (we don't take leisurely lightly, people!). The prize?
(Hold onto your hats folks, 'cause their generosity just might blow your top off.)
Heather (and David!) put together two uhhhhmazing rainbow bundles of nearly a dozen liberty lawn F8s from Crimson Tate. (Pssssst: they assembled extras, nudge nudge.)
Michael has provided a $100 voucher (plus free shipping) for one lucky participant to start an Oakshott stash of her own. (Or his own. And no, I did not accidentally add an extra "0"! Which means you'll be well on your way to getting your hands on this rainbow of new colourshotts if luck is on your side come November!)
It goes without saying there will be at least two winners. Intrigued? Want to be one of them? Excellent. You officially have nine months to give in to the gypsy temptation and check in back here at the house with your completed November blocks.
...Or you could just get a head start now on those HSTs and squares within squares (...and squares within squares within courthouse steps). Just sayyyin', this is one link-up you *won't* want to miss.
In the meantime, I'll be trying to avoid the temptation in this drawer...
Wish me luck!
linking up with Lee!