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A Million Thanks Giveaway

A Million Thanks Giveaway!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is now relaxed and refreshed from the holidays, I know I am! Those of you that follow me on Twitter and Facebook already know this…but something very exciting happened in the last hours of December 31st. My blog had it’s 1 millionth page view!

A Million Thanks Giveaway!

Some other blogs probably get that many hits a month, but for me this was a big milestone. I’m so grateful to all of my readers who subscribe, explore and comment on my posts and keep me motivated to keep on creating.

A Million Thanks Giveaway!

In celebration, I decided to have a little giveaway sponsored by…me! I’m going to select three winners for this one. One person will win a copy of Modern Blocks (which I contributed), one person will win a copy of the newest Quiltmaker magazine with my Prism quilt pattern inside, and one person will win the below set of fat quarters from my stash!

A Million Thanks Giveaway!

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment. I’d love to hear what you’d like to see MORE of this year on my blog. I will select a winner Friday evening (Chicago time). Open to international entries. Thank you so much everyone! xox

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Thank you to everyone for your kind comments!! I look forward to a wonderful new year with all of you and already have some ideas from your suggestions! Now to pick some winners…I’m closing comments and will be right back with lucky readers.
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Ok, back with the winners! Big congratulations to the following readers!

#5 – Lou says:
congratulations!!! what a terrific way to end the year and begin a new one!! I think your blog is delightful, i love seeing your new ideas and encouraging tutorials..that would be great, but, again, it’s wonderful~xo~

Lou wins the Modern Blocks book!

#188 – Marg says:
I love the colour and the pictures yes I’m a visual kind of gal. Keep up the lovely work and do what you like.

Marg wins the Quiltmaker Magazine!

#348 – Charlotte says:
Congrats on your milestone! Yours is a blog I don’t miss, so you are are doing everything right in order for me to come back!

Charlotte wins the fabric set!

I will be in touch with the winners for their shipping addresses, be sure to check your email! And thank you AGAIN to everyone for your comments!

January 2, 2012   601 Comments

Modernology : A Moona Fabrics Sponsored Giveaway

It is now December and we are in full Christmas mode at my house. Is everyone working on gifts for the holidays? If you are looking for the just the right fabric for your next project (or handmade gift), you are in luck today. Moona Fabrics has generously offered to give away this beautiful Fat Quarter bundle.

The fabric is the Vogue Blue palette from the Modernology collection by Art Gallery. They added in a few Pure Elements solids as well, aren’t they just beautiful? You know I can go on and on about how wonderful these Art Gallery fabrics feel!

In addition to the fabric giveaway, Moona Fabrics is also offering a 10% off coupon through Thursday, using coupon code FRESHLEMONS. So nice!

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment. I’d love to hear what everyone is working on this holiday season. I will pick a winner Thursday evening (December 8th). Good luck!

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Wow, most of you have a LOT going on right now! I’m impressed! (And kind of feeling like a slacker too!)

I’m closing the comments and will be right back with a winner.
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The winner is number 211, right smack in the middle. WandaFish said “I love the feel of Art Gallery fabrics and these look absolutely delicious – thanks for the giveaway! I’ve got a couple more Christmas stockings to make, dolls house curtains, little girl dresses and a baby blanket on the top of my ‘to do’ list I think I’m going to run out of time!”

Congratulations and good luck to everyone with finishing their holiday sewing!

December 5, 2011   431 Comments

Welcome Moona Fabrics!

I am very excited to welcome my newest sponsor to the blog, Moona Fabrics! Moona Fabrics is an online fabric shop run by Nicole and Sue, a mother & daughter-in-law team, and based in Seattle. They have two web storefronts – www.MoonaFabrics.com and an Etsy shop. They offer fabric, kits, patterns and notions.

I love the organization of their web shop. You can search by Designer, Manufacturer, Collection, Theme, New Arrivals…but I think my favorite is the “Search by Color” feature. This is so helpful when trying to create a unique fabric bundle.

I love looking at fabric in the shops of new sponsors. I see many of my favorites here…

Heirloom by Joel Dewberry – LOVE these designs!


Image from Moona Fabrics

You know I can’t resist Echino!

Images from Moona Fabrics

Children at Play – probably the most adorable fabric out right now.

Images from Moona Fabrics

Lots of great patterns too! I’ve made these and definitely recommend them.

Images from Moona Fabrics

You can keep in touch with Moona Fabrics on Facebook and on their blog. You can also sign up for their newsletter on their website in the bottom of the left hand column.

Thank you so much to Moona Fabrics for their sponsorship and also, thank you to my wonderful readers for supporting them!

August 31, 2011   6 Comments

Denyse Schmidt – Picnic and Fairgrounds

DS Flickr Favs!

1. kosews, 2. DS Prints, 3. DS fabric + AB pattern = JOY!, 4. DS Quilts, 5. Stars, 6. Denyse Schmidt in Orem, Utah, 7. kosews, 8. denyse schmidt at joann’s!, 9. Providence Handmade

The Flickr and Blog universe are positively in a frenzy over the discovery of a new line of fabric by Denyse Schmidt available at JoAnn Fabrics of all places. It was first found by Stephanie and posted on Flickr. Since then, photos and fabric have been popping up all across the country. A Flickr group has been created. FQ sets and handmade jelly rolls are already selling on Etsy. There is definitely excitement in the air from Denyse fans, as this line looks like a perfect combination of Flea Market Fancy and Katie Jump Rope.

With no formal announcement yet from Denyse or JoAnns, the fabric line is being referred to as “Picnic” and “Fairgrounds”, which has been found on the receipt of the purchases. There appear to be 21 prints.

If you haven’t found the fabric yet at your local store, do not despair. It is not in the Chicagoland area either, but there are trucks delivering today so I have my fingers crossed that it is on board. Until then, I can just stare at everyone else’s beautiful photos and dream.

I also contacted JoAnn Fabric and they told me the fabric will be available on their website mid-May! For readers in Australia, True Up says you can also expect to see the fabric in your Spotlight stores.

Update! After trips to a couple stores, I found the prints I wanted! If anyone is in the Chicagoland area, Fox Valley in Aurora has at least 18 of the prints. They were bringing them from the back, so it’s possible they have all 21.

Denyse Schmidt Picnic and Fairgrounds

Also, if you shop this week, Denyse’s McCall’s quilt pattern is on sale for $.99. McCall’s pattern number M6341.

April 13, 2011   16 Comments