Friday, September 12, 2014

A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

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It's Fabric Giveaway Friday!  

Low Volume with a Smile Bundle Giveaway!

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My sponsor The Intrepid Thread is a family owned and run business. In their shop you'll find Fat Quarters, Half Yards, Yards, and Yardage, as well as patterns and embellishments. Their designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Art Gallery Fabrics, Moda, and Riley Blake Designs just to name a few! 
The owners work extremely hard everyday to bring their customers the best fabrics,
at the best prices, with high quality customer service!

  
SHOP  *  BLOG  *  FACEBOOK

 

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We hope you enjoy visiting The Intrepid Thread's sites!! 

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For this week's Fabric Giveaway, Julie at The Intrepid Thread is offering her custom fat quarter bundle, Low Volume with a Smile, featuring a wonderful collection of trendy low volume prints that will blend in softly, adding an interesting and modern twist to sewing and quilting projects!

This week's lucky winner will receive this gorgeous bundle including the ten fat quarters you see here!

Low Volume with a Smile Bundle Giveaway!

You can find this custom bundle newly available as both a fat quarter and as a half yard bundle in the Intrepid Thread Shop!!

Enter to win! 

Here's how,
 
1. Simply leave a comment here under this post! (one entry)
2. Follow The Intrepid Thread on Facebook, their blog, or sign up to receive their Newsletter. Just let me know that you did by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry) 

3. My followers get a third entry! If you follow here, on Instagram, or on Facebook just let me know by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by instagram, tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, September 15th! The winner will be picked at Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog.


* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

Thanks for stopping by today!   Maureen

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Found : :

Yesterday while rummaging through my collection of scrap holding vessels in search of more yellows to add to my new Autumn Sun quilt work in progress, I uncovered this long forgotten baby quilt project that I started more than a year ago! Discovered again at the most perfect timing, as my sister Catherine who lives far away in Hawaii just delivered a healthy baby boy during the night while all of us on the East Coast were fast asleep!

Woodland Celebration Baby Quilt

I referred to this baby quilt planning blog post to refresh my memory on where this one was headed, but already I'm considering a completely different direction, hmn? I do know that my love for this Reminisce inspired Pure Element solids bundle and the super cute & cozy FanFare flannel by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics combination is definitely still there! Look how pretty!

Mmmm... I love these together! An AGF Pure Element bundle from Stash Fabrics and Made By Rae's new Fanfare collection for Cloud9 Fabrics!

After etsy order duties, turning these into a finished woodland celebration quilt for my new, baby nephew is priority number one!

Happy sewing!
  Maureen

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To the Sunflower Field : :

Last night we took a quick trip to the sunflower field with my newest quilt top, it was beautiful and inspiring and I hope these photos make you smile!

Emmy Grace Quilt Top

Sunflower Love -- "Autumn Beauty"

Emmy Grace Quilt Top

Back at home

Happy Tuesday!

Maureen

Monday, September 8, 2014

Nature Inspired : :

Pillow Set in Sweet as Honey

All throughout September the Goldenrod is in bloom everywhere! While it usually takes the blame for our autumn allergies, this year it's radiant yellow prominence against the deep greenery, blue skies, and browning landscape has me inspired! 

Goldenrod Everywhere!

Goldenrod Inspired!

First to pull out what was left of my Sweet as Honey fat quarter bundle for some comfy, quilted pillow making! Made using my favorite pillow pattern found here in issue 8 of Love Patchwork quilting (again), bound in the bright orange Meadow print Gentle Breeze, and backed in my two favorite Sweet as Honey prints - Fly by Day and Rooted Midnight from the Spring Harvest colorway!

Bound in Meadow Gentle Breeze!

Sweet as Honey Pillow Backs

Sweet as Honey Pillows!

Then I was reminded of how much I loved that set of yellow & orange pillows I made for the magazine and gifted to my Aunt, combined with all that pretty Goldrenrod and the vase of yellow Alstroemeria as my inspiration, once again I pulled from my stash a collection of fabrics ranging in color from buttery cream to glowing tangerine, but this time with a new quilt top in mind!

Goldenrod Inspired scraps

Chain Piecing with Orange!

Yellow Inspired!

This morning I finished up chain piecing my 7" squares of orange fabrics and now I'm moving onto the yellows! I'm hoping to finish in time to capture this new quilt top with it's inspired golden backdrop! 

Wish me luck!!

Maureen 

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Fabric GIVEAWAY : :

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It's Fabric Giveaway Friday!  

Moonshine Giveaway!

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My sponsor The Knotted Thread is run by Jenn, a fabric lover with a passion for sewing!  In her shop you'll find both bundles and single cuts of Fat Quarters, Half Yards, Yards, and Yardage, as well as some of Jenn's very own handmade items up or sale!! Designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Free Spirit, Moda, and Riley Blake Designs just to name a few! 

She's just getting started and invites you all to stop by today to look around!! Thanks Jenn!
  
SHOP  *  BLOG  *  FACEBOOK
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For this week's Fabric Giveaway Friday, The Knotted Thread is offering the winner a beautiful Fat Eighth bundle of Tula Pink's newest fabric collection for Free Spirit, Moon Shine! This bundle will include a fat eighth cut of each of the 27 fabric prints that make up this colorful, new collection!

You can find Moon Shine available in The Knotted Thread's shop as a Fat Eighth Bundle, a Fat Quarter Bundle, and a half yard bundle here!!

Moonshine Giveaway with the Knotted Thread!

In addition, The Knotted Thread is offering my readers 10% OFF any order from the shop throughout this Giveaway, just use coupon code "Maureen10" at checkout! Be sure to check out the Summer yard sale section, where most fabrics are just $6 a yard!!

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Enter to win! 

Here's how,
 
1. Simply leave a comment here in this post! (one entry)
2. Follow The Knotted Thread on Facebook or on Instagram Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry.
(optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by instagram, tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, March 31st!! Winner will be picked at Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog!

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment! 

Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!! From  1,324 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is... 

Comment #1,254 --   *  Anne   * Congratulations, I'll be in touch shortly!