And the winners are…..

I had to count the number of comments twice as I couldn’t believe what I was seeing….. 32 people (some I ‘know’ and some I don’t) had left comments for my blogaversary giveaway. I would like to thank you all for taking part.


The winner of the Joel Dewberry Heirloom fq bundle is……. Helen. Congratulations Helen!

And the winner of the Riley Blake fq bundle is …….. QuilterCaroline.

I have emailed both winners for their addresses.


Blogaversary Giveaway

Firstly, I am loads better now (I had a cold which turned into bronchitis over Easter!).

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED (07.05.12 – 2:05 pm)

Secondly, a week tomorrow (April 29th) is my 1 year blogaversary!  To celebrate, I have 2 FQ bundles to give away:

1. Heirloom by Joel Dewberry, made up of the following fat quarters:

~ Blockprint Blossom in amethyst
~ Blockprint Blossom in fuchsia
~ Chrysanthemum in chrysanthemum
~ Empire Weave in amethyst
~ Marble Stripe in green
~ Marquis in amethyst
~ Opal in fuchsia
~ Opal in green
~ Ornate Floral in amethyst
~ Paisley in amethyst
~ Ribbon Lattice in fuchsia
~ Rose Bouquet in sky
~ Tile Flourish in green

2.  Happier by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake:

Just leave a comment, stating which bundle you would like to win and what you would make out of the fabric. The giveaway is open until May 7.

Blogaversary Giveaway and other stuff

Just a quick post as I have 2 announcements to make:


I have a 1-year Blogaversary coming up at the end of April and I have planned a giveaway. I have ordered 2 FQ bundles via Etsy, as my LQS did not have anything I liked.

So make a note in your diaries for April 29.

Interview mini-series

This was inspired by both Diamonds in the Sky and Maple Leaf which are large quilts.  I have asked 6 fellow bloggers if they wanted to be interviewed about their ‘monster’ quilts – quilts which are 90 x 90 inches & larger. So I have sent my ‘victims’  a short list of 4 ‘questions’ and now wait for their replies.


Cindy, aka Fluffy Sheep Quilting, is having a giveaway to celebrate her 1st year blogaversary. She is giving away 5 fat quarters by Monaluna for birch Fabrics, you just need to go here to help her celebrate! Out of the fabrics shown on her post, my favourite is the woodland print but the one with the scooters (Vespas?) is also cute.

In 2 months it will be my own 1 year blogaversary (April 29th in fact!  £$*!*£!!  I was thinking it was in May!) 😮  Yikes! Where has that time gone?  Well, it’s not for another 7 weeks, so I have plenty of time to think of something giveaway wise.

Also, Fat Quarterly still has spaces at their retreat in London (June 2 & 3), just click here for more info. I cannot wait to meet my quilty blogger friends, though I have already met Jo Bearpaw and Trudi. This will be the first time I will have been with other like-minded (should it be ‘obsessive’ !?!) people. I wish I could go to a class or be part of a group, but that is not possible at the moment 😦 The online community that I have found via blogs and Flickr is okay, but it cannot truely replace physical human interaction.

And the winners are……

I would like to thank everyone who made suggestions as to what this quilt’s name should be.

As they do at all of those award shows (the Oscars, Grammies, CMAs, etc), here are the nominations:

From Flicker

Hadley (aka Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle) — Diamonds In The Night

Lynne (@LilysQuilts) — Fireworks ; Northern Lights ; Shooting Stars ; Starburst ; Stars On The Water

Alliestitch — Frosty Reflections; Moonlit Sailing

Petitselefants — Stars In Your Eyes

Sue @ craftthefinalfrontier — Starry Night

HobbyLass — Starstruck ; Cosmic Stars

Archie the wonder dog — Starry Starry Night

Nancy in STL — Confetti Stars

BetsyLynn50 — Star Bright

FionaPoppy — Star Pop

WandaFish11 — Starcrossed Basket Love ; Stargazer’s Delight

Jennifer Can Quilt — Reflections

PatinWA55 — Summer Nights

As post comments

Lis — Jewels In The Ocean

Wendy — Candied Stars

Heidi — Mermaid’s Lair

Rhonda — Oh My Rainbow Stars ; Rainbow Beginnings

*Drum Rolls* And the Winners are….

The 4 LQS fqs go to …… Hobby Lass for Cosmic Stars

Denyse Schmidt’s Picnics and Fairgrounds charm pack & extra strips …… Hadley for Diamonds in the Sky.

Tula Pink’s Prince Charming charm pack & other TP fqs …… WandaFish11 for Stargazer’s Delight

So who will be going to be on the label with me….. *trumpet fanfare* ….. Hadley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again for all the lovely suggestions for names, and those that were not picked, I will keep the list and use/adapt for future quilts.

Unnamed Beauty Giveaway part 2

I have finally got the third prize sorted, thanks to a quick trip to my local quilt shop!

I have got 3 FQs plus a 1/4 portion of a sale fabric (which was approx 1m), so that makes 4 FQs or so.  The rest of the blue floral fabric (aka sale fabric) has been stowed away in my ever growing stash.

The green trees is from the Just Wing It! range by Momo for Moda.  The other two I don’t know who the designers are, but they would look good in a child’s quilt, wouldn’t they?

I have listed everyone’s suggestions and will be pulling the lucky winners next weekend, with the best 1 of the top 3 suggestions being chosen as the name of my quilt! When the quilt gets it’s little lable, the winner’s name will be added too!

Unnamed Beauty giveaway

No! I’m not giving away the quilt that has no name. I am having a giveaway for the 3 best name suggestions for my unnamed quit.

I have sorted out 2 of the 3 prizes. So far I have the following to giveaway:

1. Tula Pink’s Prince Charming charm pack & other TP fat quarters

2. Denyse Schmidt’s Picnics and Fairgrounds charm pack with extra strips from my scrap bag