A big thanks goes to Panda for his help choosing a winner for my giveaway sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop. He helped me fold all of the comment strips and put them in the bowl.
Then he helped me mix them up and drew a winner. I think he picked the one on the very bottom.
And the winner for the $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop is... Jessica. (She doesn't have a blog.)
Jessica is one of my new followers and a new quilter. Congratulations, Jessica! (Doesn't Panda make for a cute little Mr. Random?)
I had so much fun reading every comment, and am sorry I was unable to respond to all of them. It did get a little overwhelming. I want to welcome all of my new (and old) followers. I am so pleased you are joining me on my quilting journey. It is my hope that something I do may be inspiring for you. :)
Nearly 70 people answered my question, "What is your favorite quilting design?" Twelve people listed more than one, so there were eighty responses. Here is what everyone said:
- 20 people (25%) said straight lines with the walking foot.
- 13 people (16%) said the basic stipple/meander.
- 10 people (12.5%) said spirals/swirls.
- 8 people (10%) said wavy lines.
- 7 people (9%) said feathers.
- 5 people (6%) said loops/loopy lines.
- 4 people (5%) said pebbles. (whether they could quilt them or not)
- 3 people (4%) said leaves/vines.
- 2 people (2.5%) said paisley.
- 2 people (2.5%) said echo quilting.
- 2 people (2.5%) said special stitches with the walking foot.
- 1 person (1.25%) said wood grain.
- 1 person (1.25%) said snowflakes.
- 1 person (1.25%) said ribbon candy.
- 1 person (1.25%) said matchstick quilting.
Thank you everyone for answering my fun question. If I were to have answered you anytime from 15 years ago to 1 year ago... I would have said loopy lines were my favorite. (Sometimes with leaves, flowers, or butterflies added in.) From 1 year ago to 1 month ago... I would have said spirals were my favorite. However, for the last month I would have to say feathers are my favorite. It just goes to show that my favorite is whatever I put the time into. Who knows what my favorite will be next month?
I am excited to share these fun statistics in my upcoming class on Free Motion Quilting Basics at Daines Cotton Shop. My first class will be taught this Saturday, and it is already full! I am super excited. I will teach it again in March and in April. My March class is already half full.
I went to speak with the manager today, and enjoyed seeing my quilt hanging up in the shop.
They even have it hung up so the back side is also visible.
Can I just say that I am super excited?!!!
As a side note, I am not receiving emails with comments made by people with a Yahoo email account. And they may receive a message saying their comment is "kicked back." These comments are still posted to my blog, I am just not receiving the email notification. I have enabled comment moderation for posts more than a week old so that I do not miss any comments. I will also be checking my current posts to make sure I don't miss any. I truly appreciate comments left on my blog, and I do try to respond to all of them by email. I am not sure what else I can do to help with this challenge.