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.

Dreaming of Half Square Triangles

Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Well, I’ve made a lot of half square triangles. I may see them in my sleep tonight. After a few hours cutting, a few hours stitching, and a few hours ironing, I have several lovely stacks to spend a few more hours trimming.

Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Last week I made a test block with one of my favorite Anna Maria Horner prints from Good Folks, and some Robert Kaufman Essex Linen. I believe this is yarn dyed black, but as usual, I failed to label it. I may turn this block into a pillow.

Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Besides sewing, I’ve spent a bit of time this week baking in the kitchen with my kids. We made cupcakes and a very delicious blueberry cobbler with cornmeal biscuit.

Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This recipe is from one of my go-to favorite cookbooks, Rustic Fruit Desserts. Must remember to take advantage of all the fresh fruit while it is so readily available in the grocery!

Time to trim those half square triangle blocks!

Saturday Sales

Saturday Sales at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Happy Saturday everyone! Today my sponsors have some extra great sales for all of you ~ enjoy!

Connecting Threads ~ Save 30% on all solid-colored Essential Cotton Thread from Connecting Threads! Just $1.95/spool.

Also note-worthy: we are offering free shipping to Canada and the non-contiguous US on orders of $85+ through 7/28. As always, we also have free shipping to the contiguous US on orders of $50 or more.

Southern Fabric ~ 20% off all full priced items using code fresh20

Discover Fabric ~ Take an additional 20% OFF our already reduced sale and clearance fabrics. Use Coupon Code: FRESH20

As always free shipping over $75.00 inside the U.S.

Lark Cottons ~ Inventory Reduction Sale: Save 30% storewide with discount code pinwheel5 entered on the shopping cart page. Good through Tuesday July 22nd.

Fanciful Fabrics ~ 20% off orders of $40 or more with free shipping with code JULYSAVINGS Sale expires midnight Central Time July 31, 2015

Love Quilting ~ At, all landscape fabrics are on sale this week. What better way to capture your summer vacation memories than to create them in a landscape project?

Not sure how to approach a landscape quilt project? Be sure to check out our beginner friendly kit with detailed, illustrated instructions for creating your own beach scene.

Save an extra $5 off our already reduced prices when you purchase $50 or more with coupon code VACATION.

Is the summer heat getting you down? Try our Watersorb Crystals along with a free downloadable pattern for a cool neck tie.

Gotham Quilts ~ Gotham Quilts is celebrating the new studio space with a huge sale! Take 25% off orders over $50 with coupon code STUDIO. Sale excludes items that are already on sale (and those are already 30% off anyway!).

Fabric Spark ~ There are 148 fabrics in the Sale section of the site. Until Sunday at midnight, get an extra 15% off with the promo code “Clearance Blast“. Sewists Unite!