One Year GIVEAWAY!

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. :)

Giveaway Details:
I’m celebrating on year of Swim, Bike, Quilt! (a few weeks ago), 115 posts (I didn’t realize it was so many!), and my daughter’s first birthday. We made it! I am giving away a fat eigthth of the following prints (and 3 charm squares of FMF), which are some of my very favorites:

(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.)

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200 Comments

  1. Posted October 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on your one year bloggiversary AND your little one turning one! The FMF story is hilarious. I would just die if I saw it in Goodwill! So funny, but lucky for you!

    My favorite fabric of the moment is Modern Meadow. I just can’t get enough! I love the fabric in your giveaway too – so generous of you!

  2. Posted October 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on one year of blogging and your little one’s birthday! I can’t believe she was planning on taking that quilt to the goodwill! Crazy!

    I love flea market fancy and heather ross’s far far away one! Those are my favorites!

    Great giveaway!
    sarahbeth814@yahoo.com

  3. Posted October 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Congrats!! I l.o.v.e. fabric … and I think FMF is my favorite, but I also have a rotating love of other designers … Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Heather Ross, and I could go on.
    I love hearing stories about how people happen into flea market fancy. It gives me hope that it can happen!!

  4. Posted October 19, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    lol You are so funny! Congrats on one year as a quilt blogger! I think it is so great that you can share your talent with others like this. Wish I could find a Modern Quilt Guild around here somewhere – it might inspire me to take more time to sew!

  5. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! I actually think that Sandi Henderson is my favorite, maybe because I can’t get it locally…makes me want it more!

  6. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    how mortifying! to think that sweet quilt could have ended up at Goodwill. *gasp*

    I really love Sandi Henderson. I totally missed out on farmer’s market though.

  7. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I already follow your blog

  8. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Hi, i do have an obsession with flea market fancy but i love the other fmf tooo- thats full moon forest by tula pink. i love all the hidden animals!

  9. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Oh Yes! Count me in! Hmmm right now I am loving some HR Medocino! Ps: maybe I should be looking in goodwill for some FMF haha

  10. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! I got into fabric lust after the whole FMF craze so I have not ONE scrap of it. I’ve made up for lost time in amassing other lovelies, though.

    Right now, I’m loving American Jane (probably due in part to having two wee ones of the preschool persuasion) as well as any and all of the cute Japanese fabrics.

  11. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Count me in on the FMF bandwagon. I got to it late in the game, and I’m still missing about a half-dozen prints. I’m also a big fan of KJR. Now if only Ms. Schmidt would go back to that design aesthetic, I could die happy!

  12. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and I’m also a follower. :)

  13. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    I love giving a home to craft supplies that others cast off!

    I’m loving Daisy Janie fabrics – the geometric prints are so fantastic!

  14. Posted October 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on one year of blogging!

    Right now, my favorite fabric is Modern Meadow. I just completed a baby quilt using MM and I’m still not sick of it, so that’s a good sign. : )

  15. Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely giveaway! Congrats on your blogiversary! :)

    My favorite designer is Erin McMorris! I am head over heels for Park Slope!

  16. Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I’m a new follower! :)

  17. Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Oooh, my favorite designer is Anna Maria Horner. I can’t get enough of Good Folks and Little Folks. I’m not so much on the bandwagon with Innocent Crush just yet, but then again I didn’t really like Good Folks at first, either (now I have a queen-sized quilt of it on our bed! not to mention a shirt for me and a purse!). Love your story about the FMF quilt. I totally missed that craze – I love the look of the prints, but am sooo not willing to put in the energy/$ required to collect them all now. Thanks for the great giveaway – YAY for one year – baby and blog! 😀

  18. Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! I love so many different designers it is hard to choose but Denyse Schmidt FMF is at the top with Heather Ross Lightening bugs! Thanks for the chance.

  19. Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Oh lovely giveaway! And those are two AMAZING stories – major scores!!! Congrats on 100+ posts and one year. And Happy Birthday to your little girl – my birthday is at the end of October too!!

  20. Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m a follower now. And my favourite fabric/designer is hard to choose. I’d have to say Kaffe Fassett – love those saturated colours.

  21. Posted October 20, 2010 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Comment for Starlit Nest: My favorite designer is DS – FMF. Love your blog and LOVE these fabrics!!

  22. Posted October 20, 2010 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    And for Jenn from Stringing Popcorn, because I mistakenly hit “delete” instead of “publish” on my iphone…
    Kate, that is some serious awesome luck and happy blogiversary!….and Happy birthday to your daughter! I think (because I love so many designers) Anna Maria Horner is my favorite right now, and Innocent Crush might be my current fav line

  23. Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Right now my favorite line is City Weekend. I think it’s going to end up being my favorite line ever!

  24. Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    I tweeted about it here http://twitter.com/Etoile2B

  25. Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    And I am already a loyal follower. Happy Anniversary!!!!

  26. Amanda
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    It is hard for me to pick a favorite line. Probably its heather ross’ lightning bugs, such cute prints and I love how soft they all are.

  27. Amanda
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m now following you!

  28. Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    Congrats on your blogaversery! These are some great fabrics for your giveaway, wow! I think my favorite designer right now is either Denyse Schmidt or Heather Bailey, it’s a toss up for me!

  29. Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    I’m a follower of yours now! I’ve really enjoyed your Fabric Tuesday posts :)

  30. webmailaddress2
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    How lucky on a zillion levels, and congratulations on all the good things in your life! I love Erin McMorris fabric, particularly the bird fabric from the Park Slope line :).

  31. webmailaddress2
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    I follow your blog on google reader.

  32. Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Congrats on the 1 year of blogging. My favorite, hard to pick. I’m loving the whimsical prints of Aneela Hoey and Heather Ross. My favorite fabric ever is a 3 Sister’s print for Moda of the streets of Paris. I can pick out where I would drink coffee and watch the world.

  33. Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    congrats on your blogging milestones and happy birthday to your little girl!!! my favourite fabric designers are denyse schmidt, heather ross, and anna maria horner! thanks so much for the giveaway!

  34. Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:50 am | Permalink
  35. Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    i’m a new follower on google reader!

  36. Jenny
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    thanks for a chance…i love lizzy house fabrics…totally in love with Red Letter Day!! denyse schmidts fabrics are all pretty amazing i think too! thanks for a chance.

  37. Jenny
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    thanks for another chance! i just added you to my google reader…i see you on flickr, so now your blog will make that easier!

  38. JB and Jane
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your year anniversary!

    My favorite designer is Nani Iro, but Denyse Schmidt is a close second.

  39. syocom
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    I’m so excited for you. My favorite line of fabric man it is so hard to decided. One that I have fell in love with though is Heather Ross with the seahorses and mermaids. It reminds me of my childhood and why I became a swimmer. I use to pretend I was a mermaid swimming under the water. (I know silly) But hey I had a ton of fun at the pool.

  40. Posted October 20, 2010 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Yay! Happy Blogiversary!! ne of my very favorite fabrics is FMF, blue posies. I also love dots of any kind. : )

  41. Jessica
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    ohhh fun fun fun!
    I heart Anna Maria Horner

  42. Jessica
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    I’m a follower too!

  43. Posted October 20, 2010 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    I can’t say that I have a favorite fabric designer…I’m relatively new to the world of designer fabrics and at this point, all I can say for sure is that I LOVE fabric!

  44. Posted October 20, 2010 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    I retweeted your tweet (haha, that phrase makes me laugh!) about the giveaway to my followers!

  45. Posted October 20, 2010 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    I follow you (both through actual following and through google reader).

  46. elizabeth
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary of blogging! I happen to be a Kaffe Fassett fan, but I do like to use solids and just discovered some of the new designers since I have been reading blogs. I rarely find a fabric that I don’t like ; )

  47. Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I love Heather Ross – especially her early stuff. Goldfishies – squee!

  48. Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I told mu husband to comments so that he could win for me.

  49. Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I follow on flickr if that counts…

  50. Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Congratulations!!!! I hope there will be many more “blog-o-versaries” in the future!!!
    I LOVE the fabric you chose…I don’t have any of them (I was terribly too late for that party and regretted that ever since).
    My current favorite designer? Hmmm…is hard to tell, but at the moment I’d say it would be Tula Pink (yay! finally got some Neptune precuts…happy dance over here *lol*), Heather Bailey, Urban Chiks, Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler, Lizzy House (can’t wait for her new ‘Peeps’ to be released).
    Thank you for sharing,
    Julia

  51. Posted October 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on one year! My current favorite fabric line is Nicey Jane. I have a big stack to make my daughter a quilt for her big-girl bed (she’s two), and it makes me happy every time I look at it. Love it! I’m also really liking Kate Spain these days – Fandango and Verna are both fabulous.

  52. Posted October 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    I follow via Google Reader :)

  53. Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m following you :)

    Komazalea at yahoo dot com

  54. Posted October 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Happy blogiversary! My favorite designer is Anna Maria Horner. Her color combinations are perfect.

  55. Posted October 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Kate, you have been lucky! Thats too funny about the baby blanket :-) I sort of thought FMF was ugly at first too (I wasn’t into sewing when it first came out so it was alredy OOP by the time it started growing on my.) but now I can see how its such a great collection! I have a few favorite designers:
    Amy Butler
    Heather Bailey
    Heather Ross
    Alexander Henry

    such a great giveaway! Thanks so much! And happy birthday to your little one! My Eli is almost 7mo old and time is just flying by!
    xox

  56. Posted October 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    And I definitely follow your blog! 😉

  57. V
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Happy Mamaversary! It’s no small small feat! My fave, which you even feature, is Red Multi Pez. Don’t quite know why it has got my goat! Those woodgrains are very cool too. My bday is Oct 26 too…another Scorpio gal.

  58. Posted October 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on your anniversary! What a generous give-away! Thanks for the chance to win. My favourite designer is Heather Ross. Although I seem to hoard her fabric rather than use it….

  59. Posted October 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m now a follower!

  60. Adrienne
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on a great year!

    I like a lot of designers and lines but I am definitely not a devotee of any one in particular – I just pick up what I like,no matter who makes it. :)

  61. Posted October 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on your blog success! Your sewing projects are so beautiful. My favorite designer is Kate Spain, esp the Verna and Fandango lines. I’d love to win your drawing 😀

  62. Posted October 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    I’m a new follower to your blog 😛

  63. Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on one year! I’m a new blogger myself and you’ve done so much with your blog! I love Heather Ross, Amy Butler, and Valori Wells…but my favorites are constantly changing – I’m waiting for a package of Wee Woodland by Keiki right now. Thanks for the chance to win your drawing!

  64. Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    …and I’m also a follower. (that always makes me feel like I’m part of a crafty cult)

  65. Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    This is also my first time linking someone else’s blog to my blog…I’m sure there is a way to make it more zesty (i.e. with your photo included), but for now, thanks for another chance to win!
    http://entropyundone.blogspot.com/2010/10/swim-bike-quilt-one-year-giveaway.html

  66. Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    I am a new follower!

  67. Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    I just tweeted this giveaway! http://twitter.com/utpegleg

  68. Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    I love Amy Butler fabric.

  69. Jones
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m a sucker for Riley Blake…

  70. Posted October 21, 2010 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    I blogged about your giveaway over on the new Quilty Giveaways site
    http://QuiltyGiveaways.blogspot.com

  71. Posted October 21, 2010 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    My favorite designer is Denyse Schmidt and of course Flea Market Fancy!!! Love the FMF story too :)

  72. Posted October 21, 2010 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Congrats! One person’s trash is another person’s treasure:) I have always loved anything by Heather Ross but I have totally been on a fmf kick lately. sang(at)gci(dot)net

  73. jennifer
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    What a nice giveaway Bliss is my fav

  74. Posted October 21, 2010 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    i love Blue Meadow Designs and Lunn.
    luv your FMF 3 charm sqs too :)
    THX a BUNCH !

  75. jennifer
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Im following you lol

  76. Posted October 21, 2010 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    follower #34 ! making you xtra happy :))

  77. Posted October 21, 2010 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    a totally CUTE button will appear momentarily in a choice position on my blog sidebar telling EVERYONE! about your GiVeAwaY which will hopefully lead them here to CONGRATULATE YOU! on all your amazing accomplishments this year!
    and SinCeRe CONGRATS from me on top of those!!
    Hoping you’ll LiKe what you find …

  78. Posted October 21, 2010 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    I love Maison de Garance (Moda, I think?). :o) Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  79. Posted October 21, 2010 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    I tweeted about your giveaway. :o)

  80. Posted October 21, 2010 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    I’m now a follower of your blog. :o)

  81. Elena
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    Congrats! And such a cute giveaway. My fave is definitely Heather Ross Lightning Bugs, even though I only have little 2 inch scraps of it from swaps.

  82. ladmquilter
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway I love so many different designers and fabric lines it is too hard to choose but if I had to choose right now it would be neptune by Tula Pink just love that fabric but I also love Heather Ross all lines and Denyse Schmidt and Joel Dewberry and so on and so on.

  83. ladmquilter
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    I am a follower now, thanks for the chance.

  84. Posted October 21, 2010 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Wow! I love those stories and thank you for sharing it with us! I’m fairly new to sewing and my main obsessions are Momo Wonderland and Lizzy House Red Letter Day (in fact, if I won, you could give that piece of pearl bracelet to someone else ;)).

  85. Kerry
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Funny story! I passed some by once too but I didn’t know then what I know now! Favourite fabric at the moment is the ABC and Calender designs Kumiko Fujita for Yuwa

  86. gill
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    At the moment my favourite fabric is Moda’s Freebird line
    Gill

  87. gill
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    I don’t have a blog so I told everyone at my sewing group about your giveaway!
    Gill

  88. Greg
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Congrats ont he year milestone!! As for favorite designer, well when it comes to fabric it’s all good. I like ’em all if the colors appeal to me. Happy Birthday to the little one!!!

  89. gill
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    I’m a follower
    Gill

  90. Greg
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    I’m now a follower, and believe the first rabid man quilter to do so!

  91. Posted October 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I am a new follower!

  92. Tara
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    My favourite fabric designer is Heather Ross :)

  93. Tara
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I’m now a follower of your blog. Thank you for holding this give away :)

  94. Peach Rainbow
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    At the moment I’m in love with Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush!

  95. Peach Rainbow
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    New Follower!

  96. Natasha
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I am a lover of most fabrics. I do not have a favorite designer. Rather, I make scrappy style quilts that take into account the color value and how the fabric would add to the overall style of the quilt. I love the bright colors of the fabrics you are giving away and would LOVE to add them into a quilt! I have a special love for reds and greens!

  97. Natasha
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I am a follower!

  98. Posted October 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Cool giveaway! My favorite designer is Denyse Schmidt and I adore her FMF line. I totally missed the boat on stashing this fabric and honestly didn’t know that fabric went out of print until somewhat recently! This newfound knowledge has caused me to have a fabric obsession. :)

  99. Cheri
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I love moda fabric–but can fall in love with any fabric! It’s an addiction.

  100. Cheri
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m a follower now!

  101. Posted October 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    I just told my sister-in-law about the giveaway on FB.

  102. Posted October 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I follow you in Google Reader.

  103. Posted October 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m a total dork and don’t even know the names of fabric designers or lines. I know some of the big names, but I don’t know anything about their lines. I just know I like something when I see it.!

  104. Posted October 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I follow you on google reader! I have for quite awhile. Another person who liked to swim, bike, AND quilt?! I have been lurking ever since. :)

  105. Sarah Seitz
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway! My favorite designer is Heather Ross. Love her!

  106. Tracy
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I want that fabric with the cameras on it, I cannot even remember who makes it, but I want some :)

  107. Our Busy Little Bunch
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorite lines is still ginger blossom from Sandi Henderson. But now that I have a boy, I also REALLY love All Star by Riley Blake ~ definitely one of my favorite designers right now. THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  108. Our Busy Little Bunch
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I follow :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  109. The Hungry Crafter
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh gee! I love ALL fabric! My favorite designers are Anna Maria Horner and Denise Schmidt, and I do love FMF…and Hope Valley… I could go on and on, hee hee!

  110. jlj
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    i love modern meadow, really all of joel’s stuff, but particularly aviary….

    and i love your cute blog.

  111. jlj
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    i shared your blog with a friend of mine that is as obsessive about quilting as you are. :)

  112. jlj
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    PS i’m a follower too. :)

  113. Posted October 22, 2010 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    There are lots of designers that I like because I love fabric. Sandi Henderson is at the top of the list right now. Thank you for this giveaway. alt email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  114. Posted October 22, 2010 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    I follow your blog. alt email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  115. Posted October 22, 2010 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    I shared with my mother about your blog, and the giveaway. She told me to “get in there and enter it.” I also shared with my dear SIL.

  116. Posted October 22, 2010 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    I am a follower! Thank you for the chance!
    sarahbeth814@yahoo.com

  117. Posted October 22, 2010 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I told a friend about your giveaway!

  118. Posted October 22, 2010 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Definitely Heather Ross! Her prints make me a little bit giddy!

  119. Quilary
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your 1yr of blogging! My current favourite is lila tueller and the santorini and eden ranges.

  120. Lesly
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    I had to laugh at your three reasons for celebrating, because I made a similar post this afternoon with the title “the rule of three”. Good things come in threes, don’t they? My three favourite fabric lines are (right now) Far Far AWay II, still AMH voile, and I’m drooling over Melissa Averinos’ Swoon, which is due out soon.

  121. Lesly
    Posted October 21, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Following!

  122. Posted October 22, 2010 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    It’s so hard to choose! I love Denyse Schmidt’s flea market fancy & katie jump rope. I also love all of Heather Ross’s fabrics. What a great artist!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

  123. Posted October 22, 2010 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Emailed my friend about this.

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

  124. Posted October 22, 2010 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Am now following your blog. Thanks again!

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

  125. Posted October 22, 2010 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    My favorite fabric right now is Farmdale, but all I can find out is that it was designed by one of the House Designers at Alexander Henry. Does that mean it was a group effort? Anyway, another favorite is Laura Gunn. I fell in love with those lantern blooms and it just keeps getting better with the dogwood blossoms and the poppies.

  126. Jessica
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    My favorite fabric right now is Saltbox Harvest! I love fall!

  127. Jessica
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    I’m a follower!

  128. Jessica
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    I told one of my friends who quilts about your giveaway :)

  129. Posted October 22, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    I’m so happy for you with your recent finds. A Bernina sewing machine and FMF!!! I’m pretty new to quilting and I don’t have all the designers down yet but I know that I love Heather Ross and Michael Miller. Laura Gunn’s poppy line has me drooling but I don’t have any yet. I hate to pick one favorite because I love so many fabrics :)

  130. Posted October 22, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I follow via google reader

  131. Posted October 22, 2010 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I’m telling my quilting friends at work about your giveaway!

  132. Jamie
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    FMF by Denise Schmidt. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

  133. Jamie
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    And now, I am a follower!

  134. jennspen
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I completely missed out on FMF but would love to have some! My favorite designer currently is Heather Ross

  135. jennspen
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I told my friend about your giveaway who is also a fabric junkie!

  136. jennspen
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I am now a follower of your blog!

  137. Posted October 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    My oh my have you had some extra blessings! The story about your friend’s mom nearly taking an FMF quilt to goodwill is incredible! I really love Denyse Schmidt, Heather Ross, and Anna Maria Horner–don’t think I can choose between the three b/c they all make such incredible fabrics! Thanks for a chance!!

  138. Posted October 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Now following you, Kate (yup, totally like 7th grade, lol)! Oh, and happy bloggiversary and especially happy birthday to your little one!

  139. Posted October 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Congratulations on your GREAT finds! How very exciting! And what a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for your generosity!

    ~Teresa
    http://www.sew-aneedlepullingthread.blogspot.com

  140. Posted October 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Weird, I thought I was already following your blog, guess not, had to hit the button again! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Teresa

  141. Ginger
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    HI! My new fabric obsession is Spoonflower! There is something so great about buying quality fabric from a “real person!”

  142. Stephany
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    I <3 anything Michael Miller. I just adore vintage!

  143. Stephany
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    I told ALL my friends on FB! :)

  144. Stephany
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    and I am a new follower! Congrats BTW!!! :)

  145. jane p
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    Hello from Singapore. I’ve always wanted a Bernina but the one and only dealer in Singapore only brings in the high-end ones which cost way too much. Congrats on making it to 1 year of blogging. Lastly my favourite textile designer is Joel Dewberry and totally not available in Singapore!

    projectsbyjane at gmail dot com

  146. jane p
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    I’ve become your new follower.

    projectsbyjane at gmail dot com

  147. Nikki
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    I’m a follower too. I do love FMF but so far only have 1 fat quarter in my stash, I also love Heather Ross’s Mendocino but so far haven’t any of that range either. I also like Riley Blake and Cosmo Cricket. Congrats on your blog anniversary and your daughter’s birthday.

  148. Posted October 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! I love FMF and don’t actually have any. My personal fave at the moment is actually Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on two big milestones!!

  149. Posted October 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m a happy follower :)

  150. Jennifer
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I love Heather Ross…she’s really my favorite. Next is Tula Pink, but also Riley Blake and Cosmo Cricket too. I don’t have ANY FMF as I got into quilting too late and missed out on that line! I made up for it by getting a FQ bundle of Hope Valley, but it’s just not the same!

  151. Jennifer
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I’m a follower now, too! Hello, fellow Washingtonian! Wish I could make it to the DC Modern Quilt Guild meetups, but having a 2 year old prevents that! Maybe someday…

  152. miamihoney
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I love Amy Butler and Alexander Henry fabrics!
    miamihoney@gmail.com

  153. miamihoney
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Permalink
  154. Desi
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Oh so many good designers out there, but I love anything Tanya Whelan and Heather Bailey design.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Desi

  155. Desi
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I just became a subscriber! Thanks again for the chance to win.
    Desi

  156. Desi
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Will be putting this on my FB. Thanks much!
    Desi

  157. Me? A Mom?
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Eeek! Great giveaway. I have many favorites but my favorite line of all time is still Good Folks. I’m also totally in love with FMF seeds so those blue seeds make me swoon! :)

  158. Me? A Mom?
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I’m tweeting this @meamom

  159. Me? A Mom?
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    And now I’m off to “follow” you!

  160. littlebluebirdie
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I try not to get too caught up in designers…I just pick out what I like! (though…I am very partial to most anything from Riley Blake, seems like a lot of prints I end up with come from them.)

  161. littlebluebirdie
    Posted October 23, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    and I’m a follower now too!

  162. Rachel Locke
    Posted October 24, 2010 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    Congrats!! And happy birthday to the little one!!

  163. Posted October 24, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    I adore Alexander Henry fabrics. I made my first real clothing item, a bathrobe, out of their hot firefighters-on-black.

  164. AllieKatMom
    Posted October 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    My favorite designer is either Heather Ross or Tula Pink…probably my favorite line to date is Neptune.
    Happy birthday to you little one!

  165. H2Ogirl76
    Posted October 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Heather Ross made me realize that quilting is more than my mother’s hobby. Lovely stuff missy

  166. H2Ogirl76
    Posted October 24, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I’ll follow you

  167. Thankful~Threads
    Posted October 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    My favorite fabrics right now are by French General. I just love the colors and designs in them.

  168. Thankful~Threads
    Posted October 24, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I am new follower #57 of your blog! Yippee!

  169. Joy
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on your one year milestone…thanks for including us in the celebration!

    I just can’t pick one favorite. Heather Ross is amazing. Alexander Henry fabrics are wonderful. I love Joel Dewberry. The list goes on (and on).

  170. Joy
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    I’m a follower of your blog now.

  171. Posted October 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on one year of blogging and your little one’s first birthday! Goodwill, I can never find anything there! Guess there are too many quilters where I live.
    I am in love with Katie Jumps Rope and cannot cut into it.Also love Riley Blake! thank you for the chance at you fun giveaway!

  172. QuiltingCyclist
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    How can I pick a favorite? Too many great choices – Bonnie & Camille, today! I swim, bike & run as well:)

  173. Posted October 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Is it bad that I still want more fabric even after my binge shopping experience in Del Ray :)
    I can never answer who my favorite… if it is a fun print I like it and want it, haha. Yay to baby girl turning 1!

  174. QuiltingCyclist
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Today my fave is Bonnie & Camille. Who knows what tomorrow may bring….:)

  175. catsenior
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    my personal favorite line is Moda’s Wuthering Heights, probably because I had just started quilting and it was the first time I bought a whole line of fabric. Still haven’t finished the quilt though! :) Catharine

  176. Posted October 26, 2010 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Oh shoot, I don’t even know what day it is…is it still the 25th? Well anyway, still loving your blog. And for some reason, I am really drawn to Michael Miller. Fun giveaway (hope I win :) )

  177. Char
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Right now I like Jenean Morrisson and Lonni Rossi.

  178. QuiltingCyclist
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    I told friend with e-mail1

  179. QuiltingCyclist
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    I am a follower as well! :)

  180. Gene Black
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    Favorite fabric designer….well okay it is me – but I don’t have a “deal” with a fabric company. So my favorite “published” designer is probably Tula Pink. I like so many it is hard to decide.

  181. Mama24Monkeys
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    I love Heather Ross and Riley Blake for the most part but I have to say most modern desingers have designed something I really…REALLY love.

  182. Mama24Monkeys
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    I am a new follower

  183. Sandy
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Yay! I’m just in time, and of course I’ll sign up too!! (-: Fave designer….hmmmmmmmm….probably Denyse Schmidt, or Heather Ross – so original, I know….Happy Birthday to your little girl!

  184. Sandy
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m following you now too….muwahahaha…(-:

  185. Micmacker
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    So many fabrics to love…a few always at the top of my list: Mendocino by Heather Ross, Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner, Meadowsweet 1 & 2 by Sandi Henderson. I have a very long list!

  186. Micmacker
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m a brandy-new follower – congrats on a year of blogging and parenthood (not necessarily in that order)!

  187. machen und tun
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    oh, just saw your great giveaway, please count me in!! and congrats :-)
    claudia

  188. thought/found
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm…I’m not sure that I could possibly name a favourite designer! I love Erin McMorris, Joel Dewberry, Denyse Schmidt, Anna Maria Horner…the list goes on!

    I wasn’t in the sewing world when FMF was released, and I LOVE it and I don’t have any. I hope I can slowly put together my own collection of scraps, just as you have. :)

  189. thought/found
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    I’ve blogged about your giveaway! Probably a bit to late for anyone to see the entry in time, but it’s done, nonetheless!

  190. thought/found
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m a follower.

  191. Posted October 27, 2010 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Comments are now closed–thanks everyone!

  192. Spooky
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway – it’s hard to pick favorite designers, but I really do love Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern, especially Martini.

  193. Spooky
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I shared your giveaway on Facebook! I hope some of my friends come visit your blog. :)

  194. Spooky
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m a new follower of your blog, too.

  195. Kristen
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m a follower!

  196. Kristen
    Posted October 26, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Anna Maria Horner and Denyse Schmidt. I have some Katie, but never even knew about her until this year! I would have bought FFF, but oh well…

  197. Kristen
    Posted October 27, 2010 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I’ve been emailing my SIL about these giveaways, new to fabric and quilting, but not sure she will get this email in time!

    Yeah on your first year!

  198. Jennifer
    Posted October 27, 2010 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    A Last minute follower…..btw are you on facebook?

  199. dawson.tracy35
    Posted October 31, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    I am a huge Kate Spain and Sandy gervais fan! They are some of my faves. Love that fandango and adoring. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tracy dawson

    dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

  200. trudys_person
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love fabrics by the Erins and Heather Ross! Thank you for the giveaway!

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