Great Big Giveaway Day ~ March 2015

Great Big Giveaway Day at Fresh Lemons Quilts

A week into March and it’s just starting to feel like Spring here! Hooray! I’m a week later than usual with this month’s giveaway day. I hope you will forgive me. This month my sponsors have 7 awesome giveaways for 7 lucky winners!

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




1. Southern Fabric is offering one lucky winner a $30 gift certificate! Lots of fun new fabric in the shop too!

2. Custom Labels 4U is offering a winner their choice of one of the following: Free 36 labels of 1/2″ size woven name tapes – OR – Free 30 labels of 1″ size woven name tapes.

The great thing about these fully woven name tapes is that you can actually design them and see them on the site before they are even purchased! Also some very cute little optional icons/designs to add if desired.

Be sure to visit CustomLabels4U on Instagram for many photo examples of their beautiful labels!

3. Fat Quarter Shop is giving away one of my Fresh Lemons Quilts Blogger Bundles. Perfect for Spring sewing!

Fresh Lemons Quilts Blogger Bundle at Fat Quarter Shop

4. Connecting Threads is offering one lucky winner a fat quarter bundle of their beautiful new collection, Luminescence!

Luminescence by Connecting Threads

5. Gotham Quilts is giving away a $25 gift certificate so you can go shopping! New in stock is Elizabeth by talented designer Tula Pink!

6. Shabby Fabrics is offering a $30 gift certificate so you can choose your favorite fabrics from their store!

7. Lark Cottons is giving away a $25 gift certificate for you to shop, and there is a great March designer sale happening right now!

Save 25% off fabrics by Jeni Baker and Angela Walters, and 35% off fabrics from Alexander Henry. (Discount is automatically applied to the cart – no coupon code necessary!)

To enter to win, simply leave one comment on this post. I’ll select the winners on Thursday, March 12th. Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments and will pick the winners soon! ++

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

278 – Lori – Southern Fabric $30 Gift Certificate

196 – Kath S – Custom Labels 4U

74 – Nancy A – Fat Quarter Shop Blogger Bundle

50 – Allison B – Connecting Threads Luminescence Bundle

120 – Karen – Gotham Quilts $25 gift certificate

175 – Karen E – Shabby Fabrics $30 gift certificate

115 – Michele Timms – Lark Cottons $25 gift certificate

Welcome Fanciful Fabrics!

Fanciful Fabrics

Today I’m very pleased to introduce Fanciful Fabrics, my newest blog sponsor. Owner Karen Lester opened Fanciful Fabrics in 2012, an online Etsy shop carrying modern quilt and apparel fabrics, ribbons, quilt & apparel patterns (even several of mine! :)), books, and handwork supplies (embroidery transfers and floss).

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Karen has been sewing for over 30 years and she loves to create with fabric. She opened Fanciful Fabrics after teaching school for several years and deciding to follow her passion and open a fabric business.

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I asked Karen to tell me a bit about her shop – she is very committed to providing top notch customer service.

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Karen ~ “Customer service is #1 for me. I answer convos and ship orders quickly. Orders placed by 1:00 pm Central Time are shipped the same day (except Sundays and holidays) unless otherwise specified in a shop announcement.

I love to put together custom quilt kits. I am happy to take photos of fabrics so that the customer can compare colors and designs. It’s important to me to be able to serve the customer as if she were here with me in person.”

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At Fanciful Fabrics, U.S. shipping is free for orders over $40 with the code SHIPFREE.

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You can keep in touch with the latest sales and happenings by “Liking” the Fanciful Fabrics Facebook Page. Every Monday a new weekly special is announced.

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Welcome Fanciful Fabrics and thank you for your support!

Easily Distracted

Splendor Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Yep, that’s me. Easily distracted! As soon as I finished the next set of blocks for my Splendor Quilt, I thought “Wow, I really should make a couple quilts as gifts for {insert special occasion that occurs in one week}.” Guaranteeing said quilt gifts will most certainly be late.

My newest three Splendor Quilt blocks look nice though, right?

Splendor Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

So, in a completely different direction I go – at least temporarily. This next quilt idea came as a combination of seeing Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew’s Simple Heart Tutorial and Quilt, and a constant Hanna Andersson advertisement that follows me around wherever I go on the internet.

Hanna Hearts Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I love the colors in this Hanna Andersson quilt and I figured – I could make something similar! Mine won’t be raw edge like perhaps the one for sale…has anyone seen it in real life?

Hanna Hearts Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It was serious nose-to-the-sewing-machine yesterday and I stitched up 99 hearts (or 198 heart halves). Not going to lie, my back was sore. I need a better chair for sure.

Hanna Hearts Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I trimmed them up and they are now ready for pressing.

Hanna Hearts Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’m hoping to get them sewn together today. After elementary school Valentine’s Day parties that is! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Stitching Quadrants and Monthly Sparks

Poinsettia Quilt Quadrants : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I think I overestimated the amount of work I would be getting done last week. It’s amazing how getting ready for a holiday and having the kids home can really take up all my sewing time. It was nice to relax though! All I managed to accomplish on my Poinsettia quilt was remove the paper from the foundation paper pieced components.

Poinsettia Quilt Quadrants : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things at the sewing machine and iron though. Chain piecing through the smaller components and stitching them together to form the corner block quadrants. If you look at the section of the quilt that was completed a couple of years ago, you’ll notice that although it is scrappy, I did follow certain “rules” with my fabric placement. Each quadrant is composed of two fabrics from the same color family. I’m working my way through color piles and making those corners now.

Poinsettia Quilt Quadrants : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Yellow and blue down, pink-purple-orange-red-and-green to go!

Scraps, Inc : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Just before Thanksgiving, I received a package with my Scraps, Inc contributor book copies. I know I already blogged about it, but it is such a beautiful book. It looks quite pretty with my latest fabric pull too. :)

Monthly Sparks and Fabric Spark : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today I also wanted to share with you a new fabric subscription club over at one of my sponsors, Fabric Spark. Monthly Sparks is a monthly fabric subscription program beginning in January 2015. Each month you receive 12 fat quarters of fabric, curated by one of the six bloggers you see above (including me!). It’s definitely a fun way to add a unique mix to your fabric stash each month. Also, not a bad gift idea for the holidays – hint hint!

Ok, back to sewing these quadrants together – wish me luck as I keep chugging along!