Friday, September 10, 2010

GIVEAWAY! I've Hit A Milestone!!

Hi, all!!


First off, let's take care of my Friday finish - a flimsy for a quilt ministry quilt going to a 15-year old boy in Louisiana who was in a car accident and has been in a coma.  The young man is a huge LSU fan, but I couldn't see making a purple quilt for a teenage boy - so this quilt has ten blocks scattered across it in the purple ad gold colors of LSU!  A very scrappy top, it uses the block pattern that Fat Quarterly is using in their current quilt-along.  I just pulled fabrics from my 2 1/2" bin instead of using a jelly roll.  All of the blocks except the LSU blocks have a light blue oxford cloth center to tie the quilt together.  I'll be linking this to Amy's Sew & Tell Friday and Andrea's Lush Friday, so be sure to check out all the beautiful finishes on each of their blogs!!

And now.....


Well, it's finally here - my 100th blog post!!  When I started this blog back in January, I had no idea how much fun this would be - and certainly didn't anticipate this day!  I wasn't part of a thriving quilt ministry back then, either - something else I didn't anticipate!  Blogging has been lots of fun, and I've made so many great friends - and I've found out that quilting bloggers are very generous people!  I try to be as generous to all my bloggy friends as they have been to me - - - - and on that note,

Let's get to the giveaway!!!




First up on the giveaway train is Heather Ross's Far Far Away 2 Fat Quarter Bundle in Aqua!!  I finally gave up trying to win some of this for myself, and bought it when Hawthorne Threads had it in stock (after missing the first batch that came back in!) then realized it would be the perfect giveaway item - - - so I went back and ordered the last bundle for you guys!!  If you haven't had a chance to see it in person, it really is yummy - a beautiful linen-y looking fabric, slightly heavier than regular quilting fabric, but still a great weight to quilt with.

But wait, there's more!!!!




The next car on the giveaway train is loaded with seven half-yard cuts of some beautiful vintage fabrics that came my way recently!  All of these fabrics are 36" wide.  If I had to date them, I'd say they are probably from the late 1950's to mid 1960's.  Personally, I've not seen American-made fabrics in 36" widths since the late 60's.  The prints on the fabrics would appear to fit that era.  These fabrics are in great condition, too!

And finally, riding along in the caboose.....


Check out the cool vintage button on this side!

Here's the other side -
It's like two for one!


....is this sweet hand-pieced pin cushion made from Spun Sugar Quilts' great pattern!  I have really enjoyed playing around with English Paper Piecing, something I never would have known about if I hadn't started blogging - so someone is going to be the beneficiary of my new skill set!





So how can you win this great loot??  Easy....


1.  Leave a comment!  I'd love to know what you'd do with the fabric that's up for grabs....


2.  Become a follower and leave a comment saying you have, or leave a comment letting me know you already are one!


3.  Blog about this giveaway on your blog, and leave a separate comment with the link to where you blogged about it!


4.  And finally, because generosity has its rewards, if you've made a fabric donation to our quilt ministry, please leave a comment saying so for one additional entry!

So - - - you can leave up to four separate comments for this giveaway!!  Four chances to win!! Woohoo!!  


Random.org will be the one picking the winners. It's a tough job. I don't envy her!

Entries will close no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, September 12th, Central Standard Time. You have a few days to enter, so get to it! I'll announce the winners sometime Sunday evening.



Good luck!!!


Sarah


One reminder - if you are set to "no reply", you will need to check back to my blog Sunday night to see if you won the giveaway.  If a "no reply" entry wins, and they don't contact me by Monday evening, I'll run Ms. Random again......                


In Blogger, if you want to change your setting, go into your profile, choose Edit Profile, and click the box marked "Show E-Mail Address".                              Sarah


UPDATE:  There's another great giveaway going on at Chasing Cottons - go check it out!!

144 comments:

Elämäntapaidiootti said...

Oh that fat quarter is so my colours. Still don't know, what to do with them, ideas come unexpectedly :)

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

Happy 100th blog post. Now that you have hit the 100th mark, what are you going to do? Disneyland? What, no... a Giveaway!
http://auntinicolescorner.blogspot.com/2010/09/happy-100th-post-to-sarah.html

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

I hope you were able to make use of the fabrics I sent for the Ministry!

traceyjay said...

this is a great giveaway indeed! :)

And Godspeed healing to that young man.

traceyjay said...

and of course I'm a follower. :)

Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love that Far Far Away fabric!! Thank you for the giveaway.

Elizabeth said...

I'm a follower.

NorahS said...

What a nice giveaway! I would find ways to incorporate those yummy fabrics into some lovely quilt!

Brenda said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I think I would try to make a wall haing for one of my girls with the Far Far Away fabric, it is adorable. The others I might make another hexagon quilt.

Brenda said...

I also started following your blog a week or two ago. I am quite intersted in learning about your quilt ministry.

Brenda

magetc said...

Happy 100th post! As much as I love the Far Far Away fabric I'd likely give it to my little sister as her birthday present so she can have all the fun playing with it! Thanks!

traceyjay said...

I blogged about your giveaway. :)

http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/2010/09/might-be-my-favorite-baby-quilt-so-far.html

Staci said...

Wow! Amazing giveaway! Congrats on your 100th! This is my first time here, I came from traceyjay's blog. I love your Modern Millie quilt!

Staci said...

I'm following now, too!

Deb said...

Wonderful giveaway - I love the Far Far Away material and would use it for a baby quilt for my new granddaughter who was 1 month old yesterday. She already has 3 quilts, but heck what's one more? I'm also a collector of reproduction fabrics and make scrappy quilts with that material. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

Forgot, I'm a new follower of your blog, which is very nice. Don't have a blog of my own, but like to read others! Thanks for the giveaway.

Duff said...

thanks for the giveaway! I've never seen this line in person and steered clear because I'm not sure how to work with linen-y fabric and wouldn't want to make a costly mistake. That said, if I win, I'll have the courage to try it out and perhaps learn something new!

Duff said...

I'm a new follower! After looking through some back posts, I'm thrilled to see more fabulous quilting styles and design (such as Thoroughly Modern Mill & Caribbean Reflections--gorgeous!)

Megan said...

I have to make my little girl a quilt and that Heather Ross would be perfect!

Megan said...

Already a follower!

Leslie said...

this is amazing...considering i am best at quilts i would definitely use the fabric to make a quilt. i have loved that line from afar for awhile but never bought any for myself.

Leslie said...

i am a follower now for sure...i don't know why i wasn't already.

Regina said...

I've been coveting the far far away for some purses/accessories -but had not splurged yet.

Regina said...

Congrats on the 100 posts -I am a new follower.

Brooke said...

Great giveaway! That FFA2 is so cute!

Brooke said...

I'm a new follower.

Johanna said...

Wow, so generous! And I looove far far away, it is so perfect for little quilts for little ones!

Stray Stitches said...

With the fat quarter bundle I would make a much deserved quilt for my niece! With the second batch, I'm not sure - I would have to think on that one.

Stray Stitches said...

I am a new follower!

Stray Stitches said...

I posted your giveaway in my blog today http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2010/09/is-brunch-breakfast-food.html

Aunt Spicy said...

1st Congrats, 2nd love the quilt, the colors are great! and 3rd, Heather Ross, really? you are way too kind!

P. said...

First, that's a wonderful quilt for your LSU fan. Sending thoughts and prayers for his recovery.

And look at all those giveaway goodies! Your generosity is astounding. Happy bloggy milestone, and may you have many more!

P. said...

Follower, for a while now.

Meagan said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I'm basically new to the quilters blogging community, and I never would have imagined an online community would be so generous!

I love that vintage fabric & I'm enjoying playing with pinwheels lately. So that is probably what I would do with them, if I won. :-)

P. said...

Quilt ministry contributor!

Di~ said...

Looks great to me! Thanks for the chance to win. A baby quilt always comes to mine, I guess because I'm a new Grandma!

Wendy said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! What is the quilt ministry?

momentary lapse said...

I have been bitten by the quilting bug. Would love to win the giveaway so I can continue with my addiction.

momentary lapse said...

I am a follower.

Jenny said...

wow, fabulous! what a lovely giveaway...id love to work with those vintage fabrics! i have some and just saw a quilt at a quilt show that i would like to try, using vintage fabrics...ill keep my fingers crossed for your lovely prize!

Meagan @ SnippetsAndYarns said...

I have mentioned your giveaway on my page:

http://snippetsandyarns.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/im-confessing-a-giveaway/

Weatherbee ;) said...

What an amazing quilt. I love the scrappy look, and think you did a great job incorporating the LSU colors without overdoing it. :) Beautiful! And what an amazing giveaway!! What beautiful fabric...there are so many people I would love to make quilts for...my daughter would LOVE the Far Far Away...and the vintage fabric is absolutely FABULOUS!!! Love vintage! :)

Weatherbee ;) said...

I am a new follower! :)

Jorie said...

I would love to make a quilt with the Far Far Away 2 fabrics! The aqua would look great in a quilt for my little man!

Jorie said...

And I am a follower :)

Weatherbee ;) said...

I posted about your AMAZING giveaway on my blog at:

www.sew-aneedlepullingthread.blogspot.com

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! And congrats on a wonderful and successful blog.

Katie B. said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd love to get my hands on some of that FFA2!

Spooky said...

Pick me pleaseeeeeeeeee! I have a scrappy quilt of my own in the works and I need some fresh material!

Kerry said...

Congrats on 100 posts! FFa2 and vintage- very generous giveawa. What to make? Mini quilt for a start.

Julie in WA said...

I have no idea what I would do with the fabric. I always need fabric to marinate on my dining room table, where I see it every time I pass through the room. At some point inspiration strikes and then I can get to work!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I follow your blog!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I would make squares for my scrappy quilt, make another donation quilt for my vet clinic and hopefully a pin cushion! Unless I won the pin cushion in which it would be the first one I ever had!

Mary said...

Wow Sarah, what a generous giveaway! Happy 100th!

I've started a small stash of FFA 2 and I'd L-O-V-E to have some more for my collection.

Mary said...

I'm a follower

Mary said...

And I donated to the quilt ministry :-)

Leah said...

Congrats on the 100th post. Thanks for the great giveaway.
lbroadstreet@tds.net

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I have successfully blogged about your blog/give away. You can check it out at:
http://veggiehunter.blogspot.com/2010/09/there-is-give-away-going-on.html
Thank you for the chance to win!

holly p said...

I've been dying to make a quilt with this fabric! Thank you for the giveaway and happy 100th post!

holly p said...

I'm now a follower!

Lindsay said...

I would make a quilt for my sister's best friend. She is pregnant with her first baby and just loves fairy tales.

lindsay.forgette at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

I follow you!

lindsay.forgette at gmail dot com

Meagan @SnippetsAndYarns said...

I'm a follower now, too!

(I'm hoping reply will work now too!)

~ Meagan

Spooky said...

I'm already a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

Spooky said...

Sorry to say I don't have a blog but I made a note on my Facebook all about your blog and this giveaway. I hope that counts!!!!! Thanks so much!

tong said...

They are screaming BABY QUILT to me!!! Love the fabrics, and congratulations on your 100th post!! Thanks for the giveaway!

tong said...

I'm a new follower!

tong said...

Posted the giveaway on my blog under fabrics fabrics!

Jessica said...

I've been a follower! :)

free indeed said...

Love the Far far away fab! My favorite story as a child was RApunzel..even named my favorite doll after her. I don't have RApunzel any longer, but would like to make an art quilt about her...those would be perfect!

Jessica said...

I am just trying to amass a collection of fabric (as a college student on a tight budget, everything helps!). I don't have any real plans for it yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim said...

Congrats on your milestone! The fabrics are gorgeous.

Kim said...

I am following.

~Dawn~ said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I would make a baby quilt. Could you please tell more about the quilt ministry.

~Dawn~ said...

I'm already a follower :)

Elämäntapaidiootti said...

... and I'm a follower too :D

BubzRugz said...

Thanks for the giveaway - I love the fabric and would probably make a bag.... or two..
Hugz

BubzRugz said...

Just joined as a follower though I have been reading your blogs for some time....
Hugz

Marcia said...

Beautiful fabrics -- I am a quilter so use fabric for quilts - though just might use some as applique for baby items - two grandnieces are expected to be born into the family later this year. Thank you very much for such a thoughtful giveaway. I learned to sew as a youngster and remember the 36" fabrics. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anita said...

I'd make some lovely fussy cute log cabin blocks with the far far away 2 fabric. Great give away!

Karen said...

Great giveaway. Congratulations on making 100 posts. The Faraway fabric in aqua looks so yummy. I think I would make myself a placemat and coaster with it.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Wow! Great giveaway! That fabric would turn up in a quilt:)
Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'm a follower:)

Hollie said...

What a beautiful quilt you made for such a good cause.

As for the giveaway. I am a member of two charity bees and that Heather Ross fabric would make some little girl very happy.

Hollie said...

And I am a follower.

Emma said...

Gorgeous fabric and giveaways, thank you so much & congrats on your 100th post!!

Emma said...

(and I'm a follower!)

webmailaddress2 said...

I love the color scheme/design of that quilt! Congrats on the 100!

Marcia said...

Just became one of your followers. The pincushion is so cute - and I don't own one (yet;))

Amy B said...

Great quilt! I am sure the young man will be able to feel the care that went into it. Congrats on the 100th post! Fabric would most likely turn into a bag, or in one of the several baby quilts that I need to make!

Amy B said...

Follower!

scottylover said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I need to make a quilt for my nephew so the vintage fabric would make a great quilt for him. Not sure what pattern, but it would be something simple. The first set of fabric would be for me, because some friends call me a princess (because I don't like to get dirty!) and that is perfect princess fabric! LOL

scottylover said...

I'm a new follower!
Sandy A

Bec Clarke said...

Wow 100 is a great number, it will be a while before I make it there.
Congratulations.

PatchworkRose said...

Just adore that Far Far away giveaway. I can see something for a little girl in our family :-) Pincushion is gorgeous too.
Cheers
Lynne

PatchworkRose said...

I am a new follower :-))

Bec Clarke said...

Oh I am going to become a follower right now!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt top Sarah! And such generous giveaway as well.

Michelle said...

I'm an old follower. :-)

BaileyGirl5 said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Congratulations on your 100th post. That's an awesome milestone!

Sandra :) said...

What a lovely giveaway - thank you for the opportunity, and congratulations on your 100th post!

Right now I'm working on baby items and Christmas gifts, so that's likely what the fabric would be used for!!

Sandra (Canada) :)

Oh Sew Addicted said...

what a lovely quilt and a great give away! Thanks :)
100th post! Good work! Congrats!
carla louise
www.ohsewaddicted.com

Kimberly said...

Great quilt top! That looks like a fun pattern I should try.
Congrats on your 100th! What a lovely giveaway! If I won I would hoop up a few prints to hang in my daughters' room. They would get a kick out of them. The rest would probably be pieced to make a fun patchwork skirt. I would love to get my hands on these!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tom the DH said...

Oooh, Heather Ross! I'd totally us that for my half-twin quilt for my 2-yr old.

Tom the DH said...

I'm following you on my Google Reader!

Jeannette said...

Wow 100 post, that is awesome! As for the FFA2 Maybe a sweet laptop bag for me :)

Jeannette said...

I am a follower :)

Lilly said...

I would make a little makeup bag and pillow cover.
Thanks a lot for this great giveaway and congrats!!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

The fabric would definitely be used in a quilt!

Carly said...

Ooo! Great prizes. Looks like a fun quilt! Thanks for the chance!

Carly said...

I'm a new follower, too!

Mimi said...

Awesome giveaway!! Woo Hoo! I'm thinking that if I won I'd make some bags as gifts for my sisters and girlfriends. Thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

I am a follower and look forward to your posts! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway and congrats on your 100th post!

CMEH said...

I move your blog... thanks for the great giveaway

CMEH said...

I am now an official follower and super excited about it! CONGRATS

Tara said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win! My niece needs a far, far away quilt!

deserae said...

I would love to make a quilt with these! :)

Sara said...

I would make a coin quilt or wall quilt of some sort!

Sara said...

Following u now!

Regina said...

I'm following. What a great giveaway! Congrats on 100 posts!

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

Hi Sarah, Definitely a follower, now that I have started using Google Chrome! I can see again. 8]

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

Since I love to make scrappy quilts I will probably do something fairly traditional with the vintage fabrics, with a twist as is my MO.

Lee said...

Wow - Congrats on 100 posts.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Heather Ross is my favorite.

Lee said...

I am a new follower.

SewFun said...

I am a new Follower.

SewFun said...

Congrats on the 100th Post. Love the Far Far Away fabrics. Would make a quilt for my daughter. Keep on sewing.

Pam said...

Oh my...I remember 36" fabric so I would look at them and think of years long past ...thanks for the memory and chance to win. Congrats.

Pam said...

I'm a new follower.

Cindy Anderson said...

I would use the Far Far Away 2 fabric to make a quilt, I love the aqua.

ktquilts said...

Great charity finish!!! I don't know what I would do with the fabric, it would have to come live with me, let me pet it awhile, and I would listen closely until it told me what it wanted to be!!

Rhanda said...

Not sure if the contest is over, but....
I follow you on google reader.

Rhanda said...

I have seen so many great quilts using the Far Away fabric.... I'd likely make a quilt for my niece. It's very pretty!

beth said...

wow! love that fabric! I'll make sure I'm a follower too...but I thought I was.

beth said...

Guess I wasn't following. Now I am.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Oooh, FFA2, my entry just in the nick of time!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Following you in Google Reader too!

Rebecca Johnson said...

of course i follow!

Rebecca Johnson said...

Thanks for blogging about my giveaway! what would I do??.....mmm i dont know.. but i am so in love with the FFA2 fabric... i just cant get enough of it.. its so beautiful. I think prob a bag!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely giveaway. Congrats on your 100th post. I would love to make a lap quilt for our new guest room :-)

Crystal said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

nanotchka said...

Congrats on your 100th. I have a baby gift coming up that the FFA2 would be perfect for! Fingers crossed!

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quilts said...

CONGRATS Sarah on your milesone! So sorry I am late with my good wishes!

Your MIA Quilty/Bloggy Friend

Deb said...

I have donated fabric to your quilt ministry! Will again soon too!

Deb said...

I am a follower!

Deb said...

I think I would make a spring type quilt. These are not my normal colors, so it would be nice to work with something different. Thanks and Congrats on your 100th!