Lets Celebrate Giveaway Weekend!! ***Winner Announced***

Its Giveaway Weekend!!

To Celebrate Sapphire Star coming in second this past weekend, I wanted to thank everyone for all the support and love and keep the happy train rolling!

I payed a visit to The Cloth Shop on Granville Island today. Its been a while since I’ve been to the shop, the last time was before they moved, so lets say 2 years ago. I was blown away! The new space is bright and cheerful, and oh! The fabric! An entire wall dedicated to Kaffe Fasset! So many modern fabrics and blenders and gorgeous happy Batiks! It is Definitely worth the trip in!

I put together a beautiful bundle of five fat quarters, and they will be going home with one lucky person! The Mini Margarita Bundle is up for grabs!

Bundle

Its super easy to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post! Tell me what you love about quilting, my blog, your favorite CQA quilt, the weather in your town, whatever you want! You don’t have to subscribe, but I would love to have you *wink*

The Giveaway will be open to EVERYONE EVERYWHERE!

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Make sure you tell your friends! If you do, leave a second comment telling me how you shared this post for another chance to win!

The fabrics in the Mini Margarita are:

Tone on Tone dots in Teal from David Textiles

Medallion in Green and Red from Flea Market Fancy by Denise Schmidt

Delhi Blooms in Lime from Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler

and finally a Golden/Tangerine Tone on Tone of Unknown Origins (I forgot to check the selvedge before I bought it, oops!)

For those of you who are local they still have full yardage at the Cloth Shop of all these prints!

The Giveaway will be open until 5pm PST and I will announce the winner then!

Good luck!

AND THE WINNER IS……

Winner

#21 What Comes Next who said “I need to make a trip down to Granville Island – I’ve been hearing all kinds of good things! I love seeing all the incredible quilts and inspiration at the quilt shows – the CQA show was fabulous. Lovely bundle you’ve put together!”

Thank you to everyone for making this giveaway a success. Its so much fun to read everyone’s comments =)

Stacey

Here is where to find the buttons, there was some confusion the last time, I hope this helps =)

Where to find the buttons

Cathedral Window QAL

Yesterday marked day one of the Cathedral Window Quilt A Long Blog Hop! Sara of Sew Sweetness gave us our first tutorial, the Layered Cathedral Window,  and I love how her block turned out! I have decided to use a consistent color scheme throughout the QAL. I am going to be using Limes, Aquas, Teals and Yellows. There are 9 blocks in this QAL, so I hope I have enough fabric! Ha ha ha, like that’s really a problem for me…

Here is my finished block! I ended up ripping 2 portions apart and placing the fabrics in a different order, but I am so happy with the result. There is some definite movement in this block! I love the lime green! It is an almost impossible to find Robert Kaufman Blender. I ordered it from Australia 2 years ago (the only place I could find it) for $20/meter! But I love it so much! I will use it in all my blocks, though maybe I should have picked a different color, Cathedral Windows do use up a lot of fabrics! There are 5 layers to sew through on each side of this block. I pressed my seams open using my heaviest iron, lowering my board, applying a TON of pressure, and STEAM. The result is a nice flat block with no seam bubbles! Hurray!

A huge thank you goes out to Bree at My Crafty Crap for hosting this QAL, and to all the sponsors for the wonderful prizes! You can find the QAL rules, blog roll, and prizes there.

I can’t wait for the next block!

Happy Sewing!