And now for a GIVEAWAY!
I have had some pretty intense luck lately, sewing wise. My husband helped a friend clean out her apartment in preparation for her retirement and subsequent moving away. She had a pile of things that were being donated to Goodwill, and told him that if there was anything we might want, it was ours. Well, he called me while I was at a sewing day with the DCModern Quilt Guild to tell me he had brought home a new to me Bernina, about 15 years old. I was pretty thrilled.
A few weeks later, I was sitting in church and a friend walked in with her new baby. I kind of gasped when I saw her new baby’s blanket–made entirely of pink, green, yellow, and blue Flea Market Fancy prints.* The prints are, ahem, a bit hard to find. I told her later that day, “uh, if anyone looks at your blanket with covetous eyes, this is why” and told her how much I loved the quilt. Her mom, a quilter, had won a set of FMF from her local quilt shop. She made a disappearing nine patch, and thought the fabric was so ugly she planned to donate the quilt to Goodwill. Eek! Luckily, my friend Jill was there to take it off her hands. Jill was kind enough to send me her mom’s scraps, which included about a half yard of blue seeds (I know!) and various quilt blocks primarily in golds, browns, grays, and reds. I have been happily swapping some of them to get an almost complete (albeit tiny) set of the FMF prints. I bought five or so yards of FMF a few years ago on sale, and even remember going into a LQS, seeing the fabric, knowing everyone was crazy about it, and passing. So, I didn’t feel like I could justify going crazy looking for it now. Long explanation for basically this–I now have at least a small swatch of every print, so I can make a great little quilt and be perfectly happy. But I’d always be up for some more.
(L-R) Red Multi Pez, American Jane Peas & Carrots; Erin Michael Lush Paint Dots; Erin Michael Lush Camo; Joel Dewberry Aviary Woodgrain in Green, Erin McMorris Weekends Bikes in Gray, Lizzy House Red Letter Day Pearl Bracelet in Pond, Tula Pink Full Moon Forest Pink Fish, Heather Ross Mendocino Giant Octopi in yellow, and Denyse Schmidt Katie Jump Rope Basketweave in Orange [I typed this up off the top of my head, I’m sure it isn’t exactly precise, but we need to go outside and play now)
3 Chances to Win:
1. Leave a comment and tell me who your favorite fabric designer and/or favorite line is. (If you could care less about fabric, leave a comment and let me know. If I draw your number, I’ll send you something else, and draw another number for the fabric
2. Leave another comment for telling someone about this–your best friend, your sister, facebook, tweet about it, share it on your blog or flickr, or make a sign for your neighborhood.
3. Sign up to be a follower on my blog (hi, I feel like I’m in 7th grade) and leave a comment for a third entry. And I’m new on twitter, as of today. @SwimBikeQuilt
I’ll draw a winner on October 26 at 9pm ET after celebrating the babe’s first birthday. Happy Tuesday.
(if your email isn’t linked to your comment, leave an email address so I can get ahold of you if you win.)