Wowzers, that went quickly. A whole week has galloped past, and the Stylecraft voucher giveaway has closed. A huge thank you to everyone who entered, and to the generous folk at Stylecraft for providing the prizes. So shall we find out whether you’ve won? Oh, and may I just thank you for your kind comments (and name suggestions) for the sunset cowl. I’ve finished the knitting, and I’ll be posting the finished thing with a free pattern – and a name! – within the next week or so. 🙂 But let’s get back to the giveaway.
As usual, I shall consult the inscrutable chap(esse)s at random.org, in order to select the winners with complete fairness. Whilst I do so, please talk amongst yourselves. Also, would you like to see something gorgeous that my mum (Mother Twisted) has been making? Don’t worry, I’ll call you as soon as the giveaway results are in, so you won’t miss a thing.
Mother Twisted has been getting into quilting, of late. She hasn’t yet achieved what I’d regard as a proper level of obsession, in that she still remembers to stop quilting in order to eat and sleep, and she continues to acknowledge Father Twisted’s existence. But she’s keen.
She’s sewn all her life, so it’s hardly surprising that her quilting is impressive. I come from a longish line of – ahem – sewers who dabbled in knitting on the side (and I have the 19th century family sewing machine to prove it). So it’s been an act of mild rebellion against the familial zeitgeist to pick up a crochet hook, knit obsessively, and to never, ever, sew clothes.
Anyway, my mum has finished this piece of cathedral window quilting and made it into a cushion, and it’s awesome.
Mum, thank you for the permission to photograph and show off your work.
Oh! Oh! Look! The giveaway results have arrived! Shall we take a look to see whether you’ve won? Just to recap, there are three prizes, each of £10 in Stylecraft vouchers. Totalling the entries here and on Facebook, we have 145 eager yarniacs, which isn’t bad given that – sadly – only people with access to UK bricks-and-mortar yarn shops were eligible to enter. Thank you, one and all. (And don’t worry, there are more giveaways coming up soon, all of which are open worldwide – I HATE excluding people.)
And the winners? Step forward please, numbers 63, 133, and 96!
So who are the mysterious people hiding behind these numbers? Step forward, if you will:-
Lowri Wyn Francis
∗ That’s the Heather who commented on the competition blog post at 3.44pm on March 11th.
Hurrah! Congratulations! By the time you read this, I’ll be trying to get in touch with you in order to send out your lovely vouchers, so do check your email and your Facebook Messages-From-Weirdo-Strangers file. £10-worth of splendid Stylecraft vouchers will be on their way to you, pronto.
And to everyone else, thanks again for entering. 🙂
Beautiful patchwork, Mother Twisted! I am in awe.
You Mom’s quilt is lovely… I see where you eye for color and talent came from 🙂 Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Rainbow Junkie says
Yaaaayyy!!! So happy!!!! Thank you!
Great quilting – and I love the way you refer to your parents as Mother and Father Twisted!
Papa and mama Twisted, now I’ve got a song stuck in my head of Chubby Checker XD Love her work. looks so neat.Congratz for the winners
Dramatic Lyric says
That quilting is incredible!
Mother Twisted your quilting if beautiful and you congratulations to you on raising a very talented daughter.
Your mum’s work is absolutely, gobsmackingly awesome Ms T! Kudos to the yarn winners as well 🙂
Nicola Florence says
That is stunning patchwork…my mom cuts up beautiful fabric and then sews it back together again too!
Such a talented family you have!
Opting for things yarny, instead of beautiful cathedral window patchwork? You little rebel hooker! Was it your stained glass afghan that inspired your mum?
That cushion is awesome!
Aww gutted that I didn’t win. But looking at that beautiful quilting rather makes up for it!
Hi Phil! Have tried to send my details for the giveaway prize but the messages keep pinging back as not sent! Have you received anything from me??
The Twisted Yarn says
Yes! And I’ll send out your prize later today. 🙂
Born To Organize says
What a lovely post. I’ve always been in awe of the window pane quilt. I’m still stymied, but after studying the photos I might have a bit more of a sense of how it’s done. Your mum is quite talented. I love your rebellious streak, you crocheter, you. Outrageous really.
Congratulations to all the winners.
oh my goodness! I’m in love with your mothers cushion, it is beautiful!
Lovely! Lovely Cathedral window quilting. I may have to do something similar, I’ve wanted to a cathedral window since I learned of it, but I have been busy with original designs and sock knitting. It is so nice to see someone take the time to do it. I am simply amazed at how many people forget the process in their daily lives, and just want to quilt in a weekend, or worse in a day. They buy their pieces of fabric already cut up so they can swear at machines and others for the mistakes instead of themselves, when they keep cutting but should have refilled their tea(or other caffeinated beverage), then say, look what I did. I’m a process quilter…I like to work with the fabric, and apparently to swear and kid about the seam ripper being my best friend). However, I believe you have knit a skirt, and while that’s not sewing in its own, I bet knitters of the times when sewing machines came out said, “What are they thinking?” I hope we never get to the point of entirely making quilts or knits online however…
Mary Barbaro says
So lovely ❣️You can be proud of your mom as I am sure she is of you in so many ways…CW was my first attempt at quilting in 1975–I was hooked immediately and have quilted obsessively ever since with my other love—knitting!
TU for your interesting website ❣️