Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fabric Addict Alert!!!!

Hi, all!

You know all you fabric addicts are out there - I'm NOT the only one!  Well, it's time to stock up for all the cold winter months of sewing ahead, because it's time for..

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Quilt Giveaway Winners!!!!!

Hi, all!

Hooray, it's finally Friday!!!!  Time to do some whooping!!!  I am completely exhausted - it's been a very long two weeks - but all of the fundraising events are over now, so things will slow down a little bit (ha!).  I know you are all anxious to know how the bunco party went last night.  (ha! but you are a captive audience!)  We raised $625 and had a whole lot of fun, and of course, I forgot to take any pictures!  But that's a great big whoop for my daughter and I, and I think we'll be doing it again sometime.

So now, let's get on to the important stuff!  The Christmas in Juy quilt giveaway/raffle was a complete and total success - by 5 pm last night, we had raised a total of….


Isn't that amazing???  When we started this, we couldn't imagine raising that much money.  As the donations rose, we added another quilt at every $500 mark.  Around 9 am Thursday, we were at $1500.  By 3 pm we were at $2000…. and by 5 pm we had passed $2500!  And you know what that means - it's no longer just four winners, it's six!!!  Two of those quilts still need to be made, but I promise to have them done in the next week or so.  

Before we announce the winners, though, I want to tell you how very much I appreciate each and every one of you! You have all supported this effort tirelessly in so many ways, and I wish I had a quilt to give every one of you, or could at least see you in person and give you a huge hug!!  Thank you so very much!!

And now, without further ado, here are the winners!!

Kim Taylor is the winner of Nathanael's Ladder!

Selina Kidney is the winner of A Quick Trick Block Stack!!

Robin Landes is the winner of Criss Cross Applesauce!!!

Sharon Arredondo is the winner of Connected!!

Donna Getner is the winner of the fifth (TBA) quilt!!!


Chiska Williams is the winner of the sixth and final (TBA) quilt!!

Congratulations to all the winners!!!!

I'll be emailing each of you soon - I think I have email addresses for everyone - but you can always email me first if your excitement just boils over and you can't wait!!!

And that's what I'M whooping about today!!!

Now it's your turn!

What's got you dancing the happy dance this week?

Share with us - we want to dance along with you!

This party will stay open until Sunday at midnight -
plenty of time to join in!

And remember, it doesn't have to be a finish -
just whatever's making you happy!

Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Giveaway Is Drawing to a Close - Now There's Four Quilts, Four Winners!!

Hi, all!

There's less than twenty-four hours left until the end of the Christmas in July quilt giveaway/fundraiser - entries will be closed at 5 pm CST on Thursday, July 24th.  Entries and donations have been rolling in since July 4th.  We've gone from giving away one quilt…

"Nathanael's Ladder"

…to adding a second quilt and a second winner when donations reached $500…

"A Quick Trick Block Stack"

…to adding a third quilt and a third winner when donations reached $1000!

"Criss-Cross Applesauce"
And now….

….Donations have topped $1500!! In fact, at the time I am writing this, the total is $1725!!  You all are so amazing!  I really can't wait to show you pictures of this sweet little boy - but every dollar donated gets him that much closer to home.  Thank you so much for your support!!

And since we've passed the $1500 mark, it's time to add another quilt, and another winner! So I introduce to you…..  Connected!

I should probably explain the name  I just asked my husband if he had any suggestions for a name for this quilt, and he said that to him, it looked like the "connected" icon on a computer…

….and I could totally see it!  If you look at an inverted shot I think you'll see it too…

And since this whole adoption journey is about connection, I think it's a great name!!

Hee's a close-up shot of the quilting - straight lines in a boxed spiral in each block, and straight line triangles in the border.

The fabrics are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons with a background of Kona white.  Binding is all shot cottons.

The back is a large panel of a beautiful blue/brown shot cotton bordered by more of the colors from the front, and finished off with a pretty IKEA print.  If you enlarge the picture of the back, you can see the quilting really well!

Aren't those colors gorgeous?  I love the depth of shot cottons - and they are so soft, almost like lawn.  


Vital Statistics for "Connected"

54" x 68"

Pattern is a variation of Mod Cabin by Corey Yoder,
from the Summer 2014 Easy Quilts magazine

Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, Kona white, and an IKEA print

100% cotton batting

Quilted with white Glide thread

Washed, dried, and ready for its new home!!


Giveaway is now closed - thanks to all who participated!!

Now, you know you want a chance at winning 
one of these four gorgeous quilts!

 So here's a recap of the ways to enter...


Primarily, this is a fundraising event.  But that's where you can get multiple entries!  For every $5 you donate, you will get one entry in the drawing.  $5, one entry; $25, five entries!  You can make your tax-deductible donation by clicking here, or by clicking on the "#bringNathanaelhome" button at the top right of this blog.  After you make your donation, come back and leave a comment letting me know that you did!

If you would prefer not to use the website to make a donation, tell me so in your comment and I will contact you with mailing information.  Be sure to give me your email address just in case you are a no-reply blogger!


But you don't have to make a donation to enter in the drawing!  (Although we would really appreciate it if you would - 
because every little bit helps!)  
For one entry in the drawing, leave a comment on this blog post  telling your favorite way to stay connected!


And for a final entry in the drawing, share about the giveaway on your own blog!  Be sure to put a link back to this blogpost in your post, and come back here and leave a comment with a link to your blogpost.

This event will stay open until 5:00 pm CST on July 24th, 2014.  Less than 24 hours left to enter!
A winner will be drawn and announced on July 25th - 
Christmas in July!!

There!  Easy-peasy!!
But act quickly!!  Time is running out!
And I can't believe I'm saying this, 
but here's a challenge for you - 
make me add yet another quilt to the giveaway 
(although it will have to be made and revealed 
after the giveaway ends - no time to make one  before tomorrow!)  Donations currently stand at $1870, as of 10:00 am…..



PS - because of the bunco party fundraiser I'm hosting this Thursday night, Friday's Whoop Whoop post will probably be up a bit later on Friday morning.  No worries - I'll get it posted as fast as possible, because I know everyone will want to know who won!