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Great Big Giveaway Day ~ December Edition

Happy December everyone! I’m back with the 12th Great Big Giveaway Day of the year. (A week later than usual due to the late Thanksgiving and my crazy holiday schedule.) This month we have 7 great prizes from my sponsors for 7 lucky readers!

Just a reminder, please check your email (including SPAM folders) or back to this post after I choose the winners. Also be sure to check it once you’ve received the email from me, to make sure you don’t miss out any communication from the shop where you’ve won.



1. Southern Fabric is offering a a $25 Gift card to buy anything you want from the shop!

2. Fresh Modern Fabric is giving away a Botanics Crosshatch Fat Quarter Bundle (8 Pieces).

3. Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a bundle of True Colors by Heather Bailey.

4. 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.

5. Connecting Threads is giving away a fat quarter sampler of their newest collection, Primitive Pennies.

6. Fort Worth Fabric Studio is giving away a 12 piece Fat Quarter Bundle (full collection) of Mediterranean Dream by Quilting Treasures.

7. Cuts of Cotton is giving away a beautiful fat quarter bundle of fabrics from Alissa Haight Carlton’s new Modern Solids collection.

To enter to win one of these prizes, just leave one comment. I’ll pick one winner per shop on Thursday evening, December 12th. Good luck everyone!

+++ Closing Comments to Pick the Winners! +++

Below are the lucky winners! Thank you so much for visiting and thank you also to my generous sponsors.

627 : Michele T – Southern Fabric $25 Gift Certificate

326 : Patty – Fresh Modern Fabric Botanics Crosshatch FQ Set

266 : Jude – Fat Quarter Shop True Colors by Heather Bailey Bundle

411 : Rita Montgomery – Custom Labels 4U (Choice of labels, see post above)

414 : Shaleen Edmundson – Connecting Threads Primitive Pennies FQ Bundle

116 : Cindy R. – Fort Worth Fabric Studio Mediterranean Dream FQ Bundle

37 : Jeannie – Cuts of Cotton Modern Solids FQ Bundle

December 9, 2013   727 Comments

A Holiday and A New Block

Sewn Studio, Cincinnati

I’m home from a Thanksgiving trip to Ohio, trying to get back into the swing of things. (Always a struggle with kids I think!) While I was in Cincinnati, I made my usual stop in at Sewn Studio. I just love that shop. This is owner Julie – she is just great. The picture above is part of their ribbon collection. It’s so beautiful.

Sewn Studio, Cincinnati

Today I spent the morning cleaning my disaster of a sewing room. I have a hard time working in a mess and it had gotten way out of control. Now that I have a tidy space, I’ve cut into my Oakshott Cottons.

Oakshott Cottons + Becoming a Confident Quilter : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I choose a pattern from Elizabeth Dackson’s Becoming a Confident Quilter and paired the Oakshotts with some Essex Linen.

Oakshott Cottons + Becoming a Confident Quilter : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I think I’m going to make about four of these blocks and turn them into a mini quilt. The blocks are larger (17-1/2″ unfinished). I love the classic look!

December 4, 2013   13 Comments

Saturday Sales ~ Small Business Saturday

Saturday Sales at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Happy Saturday everyone! In honor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, my sponsors have some great deals for you. Happy shopping everyone!

Stash Fabrics – 20% off all bundles in the shop including “Create Your Own” bundles (must use these listings for sale price)! Doorbuster listings will be featured in the top of the shop throughout Monday 12/2 in limited quantities! They just got in Botanics by the very talented Carolyn Friedlander! Free shipping over $50 in the US still applies!

Christa Quilts – Everything at ChristaQuilts.com is on sale! All fabrics, notions, patterns and kits are reduced 20%-50% off the original prices. Christa is clearing out her entire website inventory so she can focus more on designing, writing, and quilting. No coupon necessary and free US shipping still applies.

Fat Quarter Shop – 25% off SITEWIDE for 2 days only! No code necessary! Sale ends Saturday November 30, 2013 at midnight CST. Not combinable with any other offer and is not applicable to clubs, programs or the purchase of gift certificates.

LiMa SewsLiMa Sews is celebrating the Holiday Season and the launch of its new website with a sale! Starting Thanksgiving Day through Monday 12/2, save 20% off your order in the store with the code THANKSGIVING2013. To qualify for the shipping discount, your total order must be $75 or more after all discounts; the discount will be issued as a refund once your order is processed. For longarm quilting orders, just mention you saw this ad, and we will take 20% off all quilting services submitted by 12/15 (excludes batting and shipping). Happy Holidays!

Canton Village Quilt WorksCanton Village Quilt Works has an ENTIRE weekend sale!! All Pre-Cuts and Renaissance Ribbons will be 20% off using the code 20thank at checkout. The Kaffe Fassett Collective and Batiks will be marked down to $8.95 per yard and Kona Cotton Solids will be marked down to $5.90 per yard.

Moona Fabrics – Over 300 designer fabrics ON SALE at MOONA! Making room for new arrivals so take advantage of this super sale of Free Spirit, Art Gallery, and other high quality cottons. More items will be added throughout the month, so keep checking back.

I Don’t Do Dishes – The entire shop is on sale 10% off this Black Friday through Cyber Monday at midnight! Every order placed will enter your name into a drawing to win a $50 shopping spree at I Don’t Do Dishes! Orders of $50 or more will automatically receive a $10 gift certificate to be used any time in the month of December. Cyber Monday will also include some fun giveaways on facebook and instagram, so make sure you’re following I Don’t Do Dishes over there!

Connecting Threads – Special secret promotion on Cyber Monday so check their shop Monday for details!

Cuts of Cotton – Friday thru Monday: 20% OFF Dotten Ovals, Sun Print Feathers, Sun Print Party Streamer, Minimalista and Kona Solids!! Use discount code thanks at checkout. Plus – be sure to checkout all the markdowns in the sale section!

Lark Cottons – 25% off all fabric with discount code logcabin13 through Wed 12 /4 – with an additional 15% off select collections – see the website for full details! (Coupon code is case sensitve and must be entered on shopping cart page.)

Southern Fabric – Fabrics marked 20% – 50% off!

November 30, 2013   2 Comments

Quilt Blocks and Quilt Tops

Arkansas Traveler Quilt Top : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Last week I finally finished my Arkansas Traveler quilt top! I went outside at the end of the week to take a picture of it…and it blew RIGHT into a puddle of melted snow. So I let it dry over the weekend and tried again today. Lots of wind though, so I wasn’t able to get it completely flat but I think you get the picture. I have some special piecing planned for the back and I need to order a bit more of the blue fabric, but I really can’t wait to finish this one up.

Arkansas Traveler Quilt Top : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Something else fun beginning this week, Lee, Katie and I are going to start sharing the projects from Vintage Quilt Revival. Lee will be posting a project every Monday, Katie every Wednesday and I will post every Friday. I hope you enjoy seeing everything from the book! Be sure to check out Lee’s blog today for the very first project unveiling. (Which uses the blocks shown above in a truly beautiful way.)

November 18, 2013   15 Comments