A New Holiday Beginning

Snowflake Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This week I am pattern testing a soon-to-be quilt along that I have designed for BERNINA’s We All Sew. I thought it’d be fun to offer some peeks here along the way. I know, it’s only October! But making a holiday quilt isn’t exactly something you save for December, am I right?

Snowflake Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I pulled some reds and aquas from my stash, and even picked up some of Cotton + Steel’s holiday line, Tinsel. I love those retro snow globes.

Snowflake Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I have big plans for the backing, splurging on this Notes to Santa print.

The quilt design reminds me of a snowflake, so I believe that will be it’s name. I hope you will check back often to see more peeks as I create this quilt!

A Giveaway from Lark Cottons

Today we are kicking off October (and a very Fall feeling weekend here in Chicago!) with a giveaway from longtime sponsor Lark Cottons. This month marks four years that Heather and her shop have supported my blog – so awesome!

This month, Lark Cottons is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment. What would you buy from her shop? There are some great sales going on this month!

Save 35% on Fig Tree Quilts, Julie Comstock, Oliver + S, and Sweetwater. Discount applied automatically to the shopping cart page. (I’m always asked where I buy my text prints – Sweetwater makes a lot of them!)

It’s shops like Lark Cottons that allow me to provide so many patterns and tutorials to all of you out there. Thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!

I will pick a winner this Friday morning, October 9th. Good luck everyone!

Great Big Giveaway Day ~ August Edition

Fresh Lemons Quilts

I know I probably say this every month…but I can’t believe it’s already August! Summer has flown by here and school starts in only 2-1/2 weeks. In celebration of a new month, my sponsors have a great giveaway day planned for you. This month there are 6 giveaways for 6 lucky winners.

Reminder ~ Please check your email (including SPAM folders) or back to this post after I choose the winners on Friday. I want to make sure everyone gets connected to their prize.

1. Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner, so you can pick out your favorite fabrics!

2. Shabby Fabrics is offering one winner a $30 gift certificate so you can shop!

3. Connecting Threads is offering a $50 gift card so you can pick from many beautiful fabrics or notions!

4. Gotham Quilts is giving away a $25 gift card so you can shop! I love this Maker collection.

5. Dinkydoo is offering a lucky winner a $25 gift certificate, and everyone can receive a 15% discount off entire orders by signing up to their Newsletter! I’m a huge fan of the new Cotton + Steel collections.

6. Southern Fabric is giving away a $30 gift certificate!

To enter to win, simply leave one comment on this post. I’ll select the winners on Friday, August 7th. Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick the lucky winners! ++

Congratulations to the following winners! I will be in touch to connect you to your prizes.

230 – Dortha
Fat Quarter Shop – $50 gift certificate

58 – lesley
Shabby Fabrics – $30 gift certificate

351 – Heather McDonald
Connecting Threads – $50 gift card

151 – Robin F
Gotham Quilts – $25 gift card

236 – Brenda Rusche
Dinkydoo – $25 gift certificate

31 – Heather Kojan
Southern Fabric – $30 gift certificate

Thanks to everyone for commenting and supporting my awesome sponsors!

Welcome Dinkydoo Fabrics!

Dinkydoo Fabrics

Today I’m happy to introduce you to the newest sponsor on my blog, fabric and notion shop Dinkydoo Fabrics! Dinkydoo is located in Vancouver, Canada (which just so happens to be on my vacation bucket list) and carries mostly modern & contemporary pre-cuts.

Owner Alicia has always been a crafty person: cross-stitching, pattern drawing, english paper piecing, clothes making, and quilt making. I asked Alicia how she got started with Dinkydoo.

I started Dinkydoo mostly because of a big lack of good online Canadian fabric stores. Some of the bigger places usually had cheaper discounted fabric and to get to a really good ones I’d have to drive pretty far. Then when I talked to our distributor up here I found out that because we’re in Vancouver, we can usually get new Moda pre-cuts a few months before the US does! It’s very exciting to be able offer our best neighbours early access to some of the great new Moda collections before anyone else.

I really hope everyone enjoys Dinkydoo, and if you see the “Chat” button online, don’t be a stranger! (I’m always glad to help out in any way I can!).

I love the variety of fabrics in the shop. For my USA readers, keep in mind that listed prices are in Canadian dollars, but there is an easy button on the right hand side of the item listings that changes the prices to US dollars or the Euro.

You can keep up with Dinkydoo online at their blog, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. They also offer a 15% discount off entire orders by signing up to their Newsletter (scroll to the bottom of the homepage to sign up).

Please join me in welcoming Dinkydoo! Thank you all for your generous support of my sponsors.