Great Big Giveaway Day ~ May 2015

Great Big Giveaway Day ~ Fresh Lemons Quilts

Welcome to the May edition of the Great Big Giveaway Day! We had a great weekend here, enjoying lots of time outside in the glorious Chicago weather. Now I’m ready to spend a few rainy days in the sewing room. :)

I’m kicking off the month with five awesome giveaways from my amazing sponsors. I will pick one winner per shop on Friday morning.

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. Shabby Fabrics is giving away one of the new Watercolors Bali Pops from Hoffman Fabrics in the “Sea Glass” colorway. This is a package of 40 beautiful fabrics that measure 2.5” x 43” just like a Jelly Roll and is valued at $39.00.

Watercolors Bali Pops from Hoffman Fabrics at Shabby Fabrics

2. Southern Fabric is offering one lucky winner a Fox and the Houndstooth fat quarter bundle!

Fox and Houndstooth at Southern Fabric

3.Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a Jolly Bar precut of the winners choice!

4. Connecting Threads is giving away a bundle of their upcoming collection, Line Dried. This collection won’t be available until Tuesday, so this is a “win it before you can buy it” prize!

5. Fanciful Fabrics is offering one lucky winner a $25 gift certificate to go shopping! Fanciful Fabrics also offers free shipping every day for orders over $40 delivered to U.S. addresses with the code SHIPFREE.

Fanciful Fabrics

To enter to win, simply leave one comment on this post. I’ll select the winners on Friday, May 8th. Good luck everyone!

++ Closing Comments to Pick the Winners! ++

I’m back with the winners! Congratulations to those below. I will be in touch to connect you to your shop. Thank you so much to everyone for entering and supporting my sponsors!

Shabby Fabrics – Watercolors Bali Pops from Hoffman Fabrics
563 – Diann Bottrell

Southern Fabric – Fox and the Houndstooth fat quarter bundle
451 – Mrs. Plum

Fat Quarter Shop – Jolly Bar precut of the winners choice
640 – Susanvv

Connecting Threads – Line Dried fabric bundle
497 – Eva Patterson

Fanciful Fabrics – $25 gift certificate
627 – Vicki in MN


Vignette by Laura Gunn : Fresh Lemons Quilts

A few weeks ago I received a special package in the mail from Laura Gunn ~ Vignette, her latest collection for Michael Miller Fabrics. I’m a huge fan of Laura, from her fabric to her paintings and prints.

Vignette is a collection of beautiful floral artwork. I decided to make drunkards path blocks from my bundle, using the 3-1/2 quarter circle templates I bought awhile back from my friend Jen. So handy!

Vignette by Laura Gunn : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I selected nine of the prints and kept my background low volume scrappy. I played around a bit with the layout, finally deciding to place my blocks on point.

Vignette by Laura Gunn : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I quilted straight lines, using my BERNINA walking foot edge as my spacing guide.

Vignette by Laura Gunn : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The quilt turned out about the size of a wall hanging. I love the neutral background against the floral prints.

Vignette by Laura Gunn : Fresh Lemons Quilts

For the backing, I went scrappy with the remnants of the fat quarter bundle.

Vignette by Laura Gunn : Fresh Lemons Quilts

You can find Vignette popping up in shops now. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Spidey Quilt

Spidey Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Oh, what a weekend. Our house was hit hard with the flu. Happy first day of Spring, right? I was actually hoping to finish this Spiderman quilt on Saturday but that didn’t happen.

Spidey Quilt Fabric : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I jokingly posted this photo of fabric on Instagram and captioned it “the things we do for kids”. I can honestly say I never thought I’d make a quilt with Spiderman fabric but as many people pointed out, these are pretty great designs as far as licensed fabric goes. And I must agree, especially the two on the left. Others commented that their little (or even big!) superhero loving son/daughter/grandson/granddaughter/wife/husband would be thrilled with something made from Spiderman fabric. So a lot of us are in the same boat. :)

These Spiderman prints are by Camelot Fabrics. You can find them at Fat Quarter Shop and Harts Fabric. I tried to pick prints that I could see being combined with modern fabrics from my stash.

Spidey Quilt Fabric Pull : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I do have the top all sewn together and the minky all set for the back. I’m using the same pattern as my son’s Aye Aye Captain quilt. It’s a great simple layout for showcasing a variety of prints and colors. Fingers crossed I am able to baste it and get quilting today!

Saturday Sales

Happy Saturday! I thought I’d share some great sales from my sponsors today. Enjoy!

My Modern Quilt Shop ~ Entire stock of Art Gallery Fabric is 20% off through Monday 3/23/15 (no coupon necessary). Check out Maureen Cracknell’s Wild & Free, Priory Square from Katy Jones, the new “Maker” collection, great deals on bundles, blenders and clearance!

Connecting Threads ~ In honor of National Quilting Day, we are having a 30% off all open stock yardage sale! Use promo code NQM15 to get the discount. The offer is only valid on Saturday, 3/21, starting at 12:01AM PST. The sale does not include precut samplers, kits, or wide backing (which is already on sale). ~ ALL batik fabrics are on sale this week. In addition to the wonderful savings on batiks, use coupon code BATIK and receive $5 off your order of $50 or more. Sign up for our newsletter and be notified of sales, specials and give aways. Check our blog for links to free downloads. Do what you love – Love what you do –!

Discover Fabric ~ Save 20-40% on select fabric in our Sales & Clearance Section. Includes fabrics from Riley Blake, Blend Fabrics, Michael Miller, Quilting Treasures and Henry Glass. Also enjoy 20% off our Threads and all Sewing Patterns on sale thru March 31. See some great new Arrivals and take a peak and sign up to be notified for some of our items that are Coming Soon. All orders over $75 Ship Free. Follow us on Facebook for details on our next Giveaway starting April 10,2015.

Gotham Quilts ~ Brand-new at Gotham Quilts is the Succulents collection by Heather Givans, and it’s 15% off until Tuesday, March 24th. Also be sure to check out our Sale section for fabrics that are 25% off, including Amy Butler Glow, Denyse Schmidt Hadley, and Violet Craft Brambleberry Ridge. Sign up for the newsletter here to get 10% off your next order. And as always, shipping is free on US orders over $75!

Fabric Spark – Get an extra 20% off already discounted sale fabric. Use the promo code “Big Saving” when you’re going through checkout to get these extra savings. Sale ends Sunday at Midnight.

Southern Fabric ~ It’s Spring Time and time to save. Come save 15% Storewide including Sale items. Code: springfling **Cannot be combined with any other coupons. Not valid with Daily Deal.**

LiMa Sews – Spring Break Sale! Take 25% off your purchase with the code MARCH2015.

Lark Cottons ~ Spring Inventory Reduction Sale (through Wednesday 3/25):
Save 20% on AGF Studio, Alison Glass, Anna Maria Horner, Bonnie Christine, Carolyn Friedlander, Cotton + Steel, Heather Ross, Jeni Baker, Tula Pink, Violet Craft, and 3 Sisters (discount automatically applied to cart).
Save 30% on all other regular priced fabric with discount code spring15 entered on the shopping cart page.