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