Monday, March 24, 2014

A Winter's Garden Quilt { & Fabric GIVEAWAY! } : :

A Winter's Garden Quilt

Oh, it feels so good to be back to blogging this morning and extra good to have my finished Winter's Garden Quilt to share today, along with a special Dear Stella Mercer Giveaway!

Mercer by Dear Stella!

This gorgeous stack of fabrics became such a beautiful quilt, one of my new favorites for sure! The collection of classic prints in chevrons, florals, polka-dots, and solids inspired me to make something traditional and sweet, with a repetitive block design and sashing. A style of quilt that is very different from my regular craftship, but I'm so, SO happy with how it turned out!

Winter's Garden Blocks!
 
A Winter's Garden Quilt

For our photo shoot Kevin and I decided to visit the cabin, the very first home we shared together as a family! We've been wanting to bring one of my quilts here for picture taking for quite sometime, and this one just seems to fit so perfectly!

A Winter's Garden Quilt 
The heavily wooded land combined with how bright the sun was shining yesterday made everything a little shadowy, but still so pretty!

A Winter's Garden Quilt

Keeping with the ultra soft and romantic feel of this quilt I sent it off to long arm quilter extraordinaire Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting to quilt with beautiful roses, using her Simply Roses pattern!

Another pretty quilt back from Sew shabby Quilting!

Quilted with Roses

For the backing I chose my very favorite Mercer print, Feathers in Indigo. It's such a gorgeous pattern!

Feathers in Indigo for the back!

For my binding I finished with a Stella Solid in Indigo. The quality of Dear Stella's solids is wonderful, they are so super soft! I love this shade of navy so much I had to use more to finish my newest Herringbone quilt that I'll be sharing a little later in the week!

Navy for Binding!
A Winter's Garden Quilt

Indigo Binding

As promised, now that I have finally finished, photographed, and shared my finished quilt, I have a gorgeous fat quarter bundle of Mercer ready to giveaway today!

Dear Stella's Mercer for Giveaway!

Enter to win a FQ bundle of Mercer!

Here's how,   

1. Simply leave a comment here in this post! (one entry)
2. Follow
Dear Stella Designs on Facebook or 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! Whether you follow me here, on Facebook, on Instagram, 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 tweet, instagram, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday, March 31st. The winner will be chosen by 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!

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Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!! From  1,798 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is... 

Comment #1383 --   *   shayshap  * 

Congratulations, I'll be in touch shortly!   

1,804 comments:

  1. I love the quilt! It makes me happy.

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  2. Gorgeous fabric!!
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  3. I follow you on facebook!
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  4. I follow you on FB and blog :)

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  5. Beautiful, as always! I love the setting for your photographs!
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  6. Lovely quilt and love the fabric!

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  7. love the quilt
    l_nixon@msn.com

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  8. I tweeted https://twitter.com/jtjthtcthtnt/status/448096620551229440

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  9. I am now following Dear Stella on Facebook.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  10. I follow your blog and your Facebook page.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  11. I follow dear stella on facebook too. :)
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  12. Beautiful fabrics and beautiful quilt! I follow you on Facebook as well as Dear Stella Designs.

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  13. BEAUTIFUL quilt. Like eye candy to me.

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  14. I love your quilts. The giveaway fat quarters is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Maureen, that is a beautiful quilt. I just love the subtle colors.

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  16. I follow you on facebook.
    dqlts@hotmail.com

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  17. The quilt is lovely! thanks for the chance to win.
    vleonardos@yahoo.com

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  18. A beautiful quilt with beautiful fabric

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  19. I am a follower of yours!! My fav blogger!

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  20. I follow Dear Stella on facebook. I love the classic colors in this line!

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  21. Thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway!!! And the quilt you made is a perfect pairing with this fabric!

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  22. I love your quilts. The giveaway fat quarters is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. Now I follow Dear Stella on fb too

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  24. I follow Dear Stella Designs on facebook

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  25. Amazing opportunity! What wonderful inspirational ideas!
    Thank you!
    Crissy
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  26. the quilt is great and love the fabric. thanks for the giveaway!!

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  27. I really like the colors of this collection!

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  28. I follow you on facebook and e-mail.

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  29. I love that quilt and the fabric colors!! Gorgeous!!! Great giveaway, thank you.

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  30. So pretty! Visually Dynamic and easy enough for a beginner like me to want to try!

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  31. Good Monday morning Maureen;
    I follow you on facebook and BlogSpot.

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  32. The quilt is so beautiful! They are such wonderful fabrics!

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  33. What a great quilt! Love the pattern and the colors! Thanks for the chance.

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  34. I follow Dear Stella's blog and on facebook

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  35. I follow you by FB and bloglovin

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  36. Hello Maureen, hope you have a great week. Love your new quilt! :)

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  37. I follow Dear Stella Designs on Instagram!

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  38. Beautiful quilt and I love the backing.

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  39. I Follow Dear Stella Designs on Facebook.

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  40. I follow Dear Stella Designs on Facebook!

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  41. I love this quilt. The colors blend so nicely - the solid binding is a fantastic way to bring it all together, too! As always, great work! :)

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  42. I follow you on bloglovin, facebook, and IG. I love seeing all the things you post - you're truly an inspiration!!

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  43. I blogged, twittered, facebooked, pinned and, googled

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  44. This is a beautiful quilt and the quilting is lovely too!!!

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  45. I follow you via FB, IG, Bloglovin' etc etc!!

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  46. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/448102554803531776

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  47. I like Dear Stella on FB, thanks!

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  48. I added your giveaway to the weekly link up on my blog: http://missourimel.com/2014/03/23/giveaway-roundup-51/

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  49. i love those soft peaches with the navy...so quiet

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  50. Love those colors! What a lovely quilt and you're right, the backdrop is perfect for it! :)

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  51. I love the navy color too! Great fabrics!

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  52. I follow your blog via Blogger. :)

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  53. Stunning as usual ! I love this collection even though it is not something I would usually pick out, but I love it!

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  54. I follow Dear Stella Designs on FB.

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  55. Beautiful fabrics! Your quilt is stunning!

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  56. MC, you did it again, I am glad me and you are working on traditional blocks and love the quilting. I am visiting family and teaching both of them 2 come to your blog and use your side bar for shopping and your fabric choices for buying.

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  57. Another beautiful quilt Maureen. Well done

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  58. I am following Dear Stella Designs on Facebook

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  59. Beautiful fabric, beautiful quilt!

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  60. Gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. Beautiful quilt and the quilting just adds that something extra!

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  62. Absolutely LOVE the quilting on this one!

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  63. I'm on follower on Bloglovin' :)

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  64. Your quilt is fabulous - I love it! And love this Dear Stella fabric. Thanks so much for the chances to win some. :) Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  65. Following you on facebook - Debby E
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  66. Following Dear Stella on facebook - Debby E
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  67. Shared this great giveaway on facebook! Thanks again for the chances to win this lovely fabric Debby E
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  68. Following you on bloglovin and Facebook.

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  69. I'm following Stella Designs

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  70. Love this quilt and the backdrop of the cabin. BTW - could your husband please give my husband quilt holding lessons? LOL.

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  71. I love your designs and this quilt is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. I love how this quilt turned out, the pink & navy is such a pretty color combination!

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  73. Following Dear Stella through FB

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  74. And following your blog through Feedly & FB. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. Following Dear Stella on FB and instagram

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  76. Follow you on FB and instagram. LOVE your work!

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  77. LOVE this bundle ..... I can think of so many things I would love to make with it.

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  78. This looks like a perfect fabric collection. I love the prints, the colors, everything.

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  79. What a lovely quilt! I love the pattern as well as the fabrics!

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  80. I like Dear Stella on Facebook.

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  81. I follow you through Facebook!

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  82. I enjoyed reading about the quilting & binding you chose to work with the fabrics.

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  83. Beautiful quilt and pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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  84. I'm a big fan of Dear Stella fabrics and this line does not disappoint. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. I follow Dear Stella on FB & IG, thanks!

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  86. I follow you via bloglovin', thanks!

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  87. Beautiful setting and beautiful quilt!

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  88. Wonderful photographs! Thank you for such a sweet giveaway, and all the inspiration to go with it!

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  89. Beautiful quilt, and I'd love to win that FQ bundle!

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  90. So gorgeous!! Your photography is always spectacular! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. I have just entered the world of instagram and I am following you!!

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  92. Lovely Quilt! And how nice that you could visit your first home together as a family to photograph it!

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  93. Love the fabric, that quilt you made is so pretty!

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  94. So beautiful, love those fabrics!

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  95. Sleeping under a quilt is so cozy, Beautiful!!

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  96. I follow you on FB, Instagram and the blog!

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  97. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for a chance to win those lovely fabrics.

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  98. Such a stunning quilt. I really like the color combo.

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  99. I follow Dear Stella on Facebook.

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  100. I love this fabric- and your quilt is so gorgeous. Your photos really do it justice which is always so inspiring and refreshing! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    purlverdeknits at hotmail.com

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  101. I am an Instagram follower too! Keep up the awesome posts!
    purlverdeknits at hotmail dot com

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  102. Your new quilt is gorgeous. Those fabrics are perfect for the pattern you chose.

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  103. This fabric is too pretty! I would love to win this bundle.

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  104. I follow you on IG, Maureen :)

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  105. I follow Dear Stella on facebook, and I also subscribe to their newsletter.

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  106. I follow your blog, Maureen, and I also follow you on facebook.

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  107. And lastly- I am a Dear Stella fan on Facebook! So many ways to win! Thank you!
    purlverdeknits at hotmail dot com

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  108. So beautiful. So glad I found your blog.

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  111. I also am now a follower of Dearstella on Facebook.

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  112. I follow you on instagram and FB!!! Love your quilts.

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  113. Beautiful area in which to take your picture. Quilt is wonderful.

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  114. I follow you daily on Facebook and bloglovin

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  115. I LOVE this fabric and the quilt that you made with it. annetteblevns061@yahoo.com

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  116. I'm sharing this on my Facebook. Happy quilting.

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  117. I follow Stella Design on FB annetteblevins061@yahoo.com

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  118. I follow you on FB annetteblevins061@yahoo.com

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  119. A Monday give away! What a treat! Your quilt is beautiful - I would copy it and make mine to match. Thanks for the give away!

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  120. I love the quilt and I am really drawn to that soft peach color. Thank you for the chance to win.

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