The first winner of a signed copy of Lara's book was #77, which, because of the two emails meant I'd go to #79, which is Helen of Midget Gem Quilts! I had to draw a couple of times for this as the first draw was a no-reply blogger. :-(
The second winner of the pattern for the dogs/cats wallhanging or pillow if you do like I did, was #125, but I went to #127, again because of the two email entries. Congrats Marly of Marly's Quilts! We've read each other's blogs many times and each thought we were following the other, but nope we weren't, but now we are, LOL.
I've emailed both Helen and Marly. Thank you to all who entered, thank you to those of you who are now following me, and woot! woot! early Sunday evening I got an email from bloglovin' (drum roll).... mmm! quilts now has just passed 200 followers! Holy Dinah! I feel another giveaway looming. Stay tuned!
Speaking of gifts, I recently received two fat quarter bundles. TWO!
|This 'n That by Nancy Halvorsen and Fleurish by Maria Kalinowski, two designers whose previous fabrics (and book of Nancy's) I already own!|
I was blown away. A couple of months ago I had downloaded and read the first edition of Benartex's new e-magazine, "Modern By the Yard". Love it. If you do not know about this GENIUS idea for a totally green magazine, go to their blog, which I love, Sew In Love With Fabric, (because I am, ha...aren't we all??!) Click on the link on the sidebar. Anyhow somewhere they asked if you would send them five friends' emails who you think would love the magazine, they'd send you a gift. I sent them seven in the blink of an eye. Totally forgot about it. Then these arrived with a lovely note of thanks. My mouth fell open in amazement. I am so grateful that they would DO that!
Now to dream up a quilt or project with these beauties... Thank you Benartex peeps! (Sidenote: did you take part in their Find that Fabric contest this past weekend during Market? I did faithfully. Found a ton of new fabrics I'm itching to get my hands on...but no, sniff, I didn't win, even though I correctly named each swatch.)
Speaking of Nancy Halvorsen, a piece of her early fabric, the pink berries on green leaves one, is in my aunt's quilt that my mum asked me to make for her to take with her to England. Here is the flimsy, measuring 31.5X37.5". The border fabric and the parchment-coloured triangles were bought at O' Susannah's Quilts and Gifts in Watkins Glen, when my good friend Janette and I were quilt shopping while our husbands, along with dear friend John, were at the racetrack. See Janette? I knew it would find a home somewhere down the road! It's Provincial by Iron Orchid Designs for Clothworks, and I have enough left for another project. ;-)
Not sure I will mail this to my mum in Alberta (it has to get there by Friday) or to my mum care of my uncle in England. The flimsy is done and I'll be quilting it up tonight on the longarm. Bella will be ECSTATIC to have me back downstairs in our basement sewing/cat heaven. I let her perch on the plywood that MacGyver clamped to the dining table for my OTT-lite today for a little bit, as she so loves to sit beside the machine.
Linking up with Cooking up Quilts.