Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's GIVEAWAY Time!


If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.  
~Thomas Alva Edison

I'm sooooooooo tired of the heat!  102 degrees on Friday.  100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday!  Maybe today it will be a bit cooler.  This as should come as no surprise to me as we normally heat up for the opening of the Kern County Fair but usually not to 100.  I am trying to think cool and stay cool.  Ceiling fans are working day and night right along with the poor air conditioner.  I feel so sorry for those that have to work outside in the furnace we call the Central Valley.  I'll be staying inside doing some sewing and stitching this week.  What are your plans?

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LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY

Fox

Do you remember when fox coats were popular?  These are beautiful creatures.  I think I've only seen one in the wild.  Here are some interesting facts about foxes:
Foxes are solitary animals that do not really prefer to live in packs. The fox belongs to the medium-sized canid group.
This animal is found in almost every kind of habitat. They also show an ability to adapt to the presence of humans.
The Fennec fox is the smallest fox seen amongst all the species. This tiny animal weighs a mere 3.5 pounds.
Foxes use various sounds and pitches to communicate between each other. 
Although foxes belong to the Canidae family along with dogs, they also display behavior patterns similar to cats. The vertically slit eyes are on similar lines of the feline cats, besides, they also have retractable claws.
Foxes feed on rodents, worms, insects, birds and all types of relatively smaller sized animals. They also store their food so that it can be consumed later on during the day.
Foxes are basically nocturnal animals and prefer to hunt at night.
* The fox is an excellent tree climber

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CROSS COUNTRY DOLL QUILTS

Kim and I were Doll Quilt Swap partners for September.  We live just about as far apart as you get and still be in the continental US.  Kim lives in New York and I live in California.  The theme for September was Harvest but we both pretty much just went with a fall theme.

Kim made this beautiful quilt for me.  She created this little quilt using 1.5" sample pieces sent to her with an order from Keepsake Quilting.  Kim selected the perfect background fabric and then anchored the little squares with the quilting stitches.  This looks so nice out on my living room table.  Thank you so very much, Kim!

This is the quilt I made for Kim.  The browns are much richer than the photo depicts.  I had fun making the paper pieced maple leaves using some of the batiks I had plus another fall print.  It ended up measuring about 15.75" square.  I just might have to make one for myself.

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FAT QUARTER SHOP GIFT CERTIFICATE

Are you ready for a giveaway?  One of my all time favorite places to shop online is sponsoring this giveaway - Fat Quarter Shop!  How would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to spend any way you would like at their wonderful online store?  


I bet I have your interest now!  How can you enter?  Well, let's see.......

1.  Go to Fat Quarter Shop and look at their Coming Soon section.  Then in your comment tell me what you are going to be adding to your wish list for a future purchase.  For me?  I'm looking forward to the release of Backwood Batiks by Hoffman Fabrics due out the end of October.

2.  Spread the word of this giveaway by including it in a post on your blog.  Make sure you include a link back to this page.  (I will be checking!).  Include a link to the page where you posted it in your comment.

Easy enough, isn't it?  So you can have two chances to win the Fat Quarter Shop $25 gift certificate.

Fine Print:
- only two entries per person
- open to everyone, everywhere! Yes, Fat Quarter Shop ships everywhere!
- if you are a no-reply blogger, you must include an email address where I can contact you in your comment.  If I can't reach you, you CAN'T win!

This giveaway ends Monday, September 24, 2012, at 5:00 pm PDT.  I will announce the winner in my post on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop, for sponsoring this great giveaway!  I wish that I could be the winner.

GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!

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FINAL THOUGHT



99 comments:

Mommarock said...

I'm looking forward to Navy A Miliatary Salute. My son is in the Navy as was my husband and myself. That is definately on my wish list. Thank you for a chance in your giveaway.

beaquilter said...

I didn't know there were SO many new fabrics coming so I just clicked a random page, I like Liveyly Extraordinary worlds!

Donna said...

I made myself select ONLY three of the coming soon - Chateau Rouge, Antoinette and Cinnamon Spice. These are top of my wish list .... can someone tell Santa? Happy quilting!

Kathryn said...

I love the colors and designs of the Kaffe Collective Samplers - all of them.

yorkie mom said...

I love the colors in Sea glass Medley. but.... my son would also love the Army Military fabric- he's in the ROTC. Thanks for a chance.

Belinda said...

Oh it has to be Jason Yenter's Dahlia Deco!! I'd swoon with joy to have some of that!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Donna said...

The word has been spread. Thanks for the opportunity. I do love shopping at the Fat Quarter Shop.

Gill said...

I'm looking forward to Laura Gunn's 'Cosmos Collection'

Kasey said...

First of all, I love foxes! And then, how perfect that one of the Coming Soon bundles is Air Force- A Military Salute! I've been making a quilt commemorating all my runs this year, and just finished my first full marathon, which just happened to be the Air Force Marathon! I NEED that B2 Bomber that I can see in the fabric picture (it was this year's featured plane, and so is on our shirts and medals).
Thanks for the chance to win! And, thanks for keeping your blog so fun and informative- I don't always comment, but know that I often laugh or have a who knew moment reading it!

Cecilia said...

I saw quite a few that I like, but I am really looking forward to Amy Butler's Dots.

Sandra said...

Love the Bird of Paradise Batiks.

Prima Donna said...

Wow! That's a lot of new fabrics. I look forward to Harvesttime A Year to Crow About.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh love crows - Harvesttime-A Year to Crow About. Thank you for the give away. Love the doll quilts coming and going - so much fun and creativity with this group.

hueisei said...

I'm looking forward to Cuzco by Kate Spain! :)

WoolenSails said...

I like too many, but the Garden Grove by Kim Diehl would be nice to make a quilt with. We are getting cooler here, looks like summer is gone, no more paddling on the bay.

Debbie

Staci said...

Oh, what sweet little minis!

It is hard to choose at FQS, but I'm already in love with Kate Spain's Honey Honey. Those little bees just kill me!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I always love to add some nice reds to my stash, so I would pick Tavern Collection Reds. Thanks so much for the giveaway :-)

Needled Mom said...

Both minis are just wonderful. Great autumn colors!

I remember my aunt having one of those fox stoles. The legs hung down and the mouth had a clamp to hook it to the other side over your shoulder. I remember thinking it was creepy as a child!

Your heat must have been dreadful over the weekend as we hit 96* on Sunday. I was thinking about you.

What a nice giveaway. I would like some of that Gray Matters that will be coming out.

I hope you can enjoy a bit of a cool down this week. Have fun sewing.

Bethany said...

I might go for the Simply Spots by Kaffe Fassett. I looooove dots and try to use them as much as I can. Of course--there are a gazillion things in that shop I'd love to have so it might be a tough choice in the end :)
Bethany, sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

Lisa Marie said...

I'm looking forward to yardage of Simply Color. Seems like I've been waiting all year.

Maria said...

Oh that is really HOT. No wonder you want to stay inside and sew..
Both the Doll quilts sew nice and totally different.

We have a lot of problems with the foxes here eating chicken ducks etc...

I would love the Amy Butler Spots... thank you Linda for a chance to win some beautiful fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop...

marth225 said...

I'm with you on the backwood's batiks - I have been drawn to batiks lately.

Judi said...

Apple Jack, At the Farm, Amusement
Park, All About Boys... Wow. There are so many great kids' prints coming out all at once! I'm going to go broke!

Judi said...

I posted the giveaway on twitter. I never post about giveaways on my blog, as I use it as a family album and have it printed into a yearbook for our family. Hope that works. Here is the link https://twitter.com/JudiBoyce/status/248070822625964032

Kylie Carlson said...

With two new babies arriving in in February I'm looking forward to Baby Birds from Studio E Fabrics! Thank you for a lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Lisa Cox said...

I'm a batik fan, but there are so many to choose from!! The Batavian Batik wide backing is just gorgeous!
The coral reef batiks and chocolate sundae batiks seem to be calling to me right now.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am spreading the word on my blog.

http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/2012/09/plugging-away.html

Linda said...

HELLO! I'D SELECT TAVERN COLLECTION REDS! THANKS TO YOU+FQS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Patty D from NC said...

I'm interested in Marmelade yardage. thanks for a chance to win.

Pam said...

I am looking forward to playing with Honey Honey by Kate Spain.

Loris said...

Wow! what a great page from FQS to see all the new fabrics coming out. I kept finding a new favorite with each page but I think my absolute favorite was Independence Trail Wool by Minick and Simpson. Gorgeous and plaid!

Sheila said...

So many exciting fabrics coming soon. I'm looking forward to the new Kaffe Fassette pre-cut collections. Wonderful giveaway. Love FatQuarters!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love the French General Favorites. The colors are so soft and beautiful. By the way, I think your closing comment is so true! Thanks so much for your blog, I always enjoy reading it so much!!!

krisgray said...

We've finally kicked all of our hot weather and tonight we might hit lows in the 40s! WooHoo! Summer is over! Uh - but I have to bring all my houseplants this afternoon - woman's work is never done.

I love the Hoffman batiks, especially Chocolate Sundae.

Sallie said...

I love Thelma Childers' Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle! Thanks for the great giveaway!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Robotic by Rebekah Ginda for Birch Organic Fabrics is a favorite. It might be my first organic fabric purchase. So cute! There are soooo many fabulous lines. I can't spend too long looking or I go nuts!

Mrs.Pickles said...

I had no idea foxes could climb trees or retract their claws..what the heck..lol
Lovely work you have been up to!
My fav in the coming soon....gotta be Cosmos Collection

giddy99 said...

I'm really wanting to get my mits on Honey Honey by Kate Spain. I love it already!

giddy99 said...

I haven't a blog, but I tweeted! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/248115710902026240

Please delete if this doesn't count (sorry and thanks)!

MoeWest said...

I really like your Maple Leaf quilt. Being Canadian, this is a favourite block of mine. I quickly found something I need over at FQS. It is A Year to Crow About by Jacqueline Paton for Red Rooster. I have some Haunted Hollow II that she did and it's really nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

Barbara Woods said...

i like amusement park thanks for the giveaway

Teresa F. said...

It's a very hard task to choose one from so many wonderful fabrics but i love Harvestime-a year to crow about.
Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.
Hugs,
Teresa

Christine M said...

There are so many that I'd love to add to my wish list. I'll say Marmalade jelly roll. I could make a very pretty quilt with that. Thanks for the lovely giveaway Linda.

Sheila said...

Oh I am really looking forward to Wintery a year to crow about , what gorgeous fabrics . Thanks for the chance to win .

JustPam said...

Cuzco and Amanda Murphey's Bella and Sea Glass are a few I would love to add to my stash.

We had foxes here when we first moved in and hadn't seen any for the past few years. There was a beautiful red one in the field behind our house last week.

You would probably enjoy our temps-60-70's and in the 50's at night. Only thing is winter isn't too far away now. :(

Becky said...

Hi Linda,
It has finally cooled down a bit here in Atlanta. Hope that cooler temperatures are heading your way. Two new lines caught my attention. Indigo Crossing by Minick and Simpson and LaBelle Fleur by French General. Thanks for sending us to the coming up page to do a bit of dreaming!

Rebecca said...

Flutter is on my wish list :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Cloudy Chateau
Cinnamon Spice
Incense and Pepperment
Harvest Moon

In that order....smile.

shez said...

love those mini quilts Linda and the information about the fox was interesting.xx

scottylover said...

I love the "Follow My Heart line, especially the "Dearly Follow My Heart." Gorgeous colors!

Love your little facts of the day you posts, too! They have come in handy during trivia nights! :)

Sandy A

B Greene said...

I am looking forward to Cuzco by Kate Spain.

Lee Ann L. said...

I'm loving Butterfly Bliss coming in October.

Sarah Craig said...

I'm really loving Zen Chic's designer's select FQ bundle Juggling Summer Collection - such wonderful colors!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

PS Love your minis, both given and received - so pretty!!

jmniffer said...

I learned a few things about foxes from you...tidbits for supper conversation tomorrow! I like all of the Civil War Melodies fabric bundles. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Jamie Lee said...

In My Room by Jenean Morrison. I really dig the colors and have been loving orange lately. Thanks for the chance!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa C said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I like Amy Butler's dots. That is so off my normal path that it would be fun to try and make something all spotted.

Jennie P. said...

I like the Black Magic Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle Hoffman Fabrics

legato1958 said...

I am looking forward to Field Notes MINI Charm Pack
Blackbird Designs for Moda Fabrics
! Those colors look so pretty.

susie
legato1958@aol.com

Deb said...

I love the Amy Butler spots fabrics!

Tracee said...

Well i would have to agree with you at the moment. I just love the Backwoods Batiks..I am soooo in to Batiks at the moment. As for foxes we had a very cheeky one that use to sleep on our back mat.

JaneT said...

I would definitely put Paper Doll Cuties on my list of must haves.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I'm loving the Antoinette....I've seen so many pink and brown quilts and that line is lovely. We have some of those small foxes here and you are right....they only come out at night! Thank you and FQS for a lovely giveaway!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I have blogged about your giveaway at http://mysismademe.blogspot.com/2012/09/one-flower-wednesday-munchkin-land.html
Thanks for the chance to win!

Rhonda D. said...

I like all of the Civil War Prints by Judie Rothermel. Thanks for the chance to win.
wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

loralie said...

The Windham 108" backings are beautiful. That's what I want.

slmartin at vtc dot net

c said...

I viisted the FQ Shop and I loved the new fabrics in the military fabrics cause I love making soldier quilts.

thanks for the chance, kingcooper0001@aol.com

Suze said...

Oh my, I'm like an adult in a fabric store - no that's like a kid in a candy store. Actually, I'm collecting for a polka dot quilt, so I'd select some Riley Blake tone dots. I love fabric, fabric, fabric and books, books, books, and patterns, patterns, pattrns, and gadgets, gadgets, and gadgets! I think that means I'm a quilter through and through. Thanks for the giveaway. Whoever wins is surely blessed!

Deb said...

Oh we don't have foxes in NZ. What a stunning coat Mr Fox has!!

I am looking forward to Noteworthy by Sweetwater!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

There are alot of really great fabrics coming. I'm looking forward to the Miitary Salute fabrics. My son who is in the Marine Corps. is currently deployed in Afghanistan and my Dad was retired Air Force. I'm also excited about All About Boys for my little grandson.

Thank you and FQS for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I am looking forward to Amy Butler's Spots....the Fat Quarter Bundle. Oh, and doesn't BEE HAPPY look delicious....it just screams spring to me. And I've love to think about what to do with Royal Deco. I love those bright colors.

Julie said...

I am waiting for the Pink Willow fat quarter bundle to come in. I have to say I usually am not a fan of pink but boy did this catch my eye :) Great giveaway - thanks.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You should come stay with me. It was 35 degrees this morning. Brrr! I like the Civil War Melodies, both the yardage and the FQ's. Always need more stash.

Linda said...

Hi, Linda! (I've been so busy lately, I have been missing your blog!) Okay, I went to the Fat Quarter Shop and I love the AT the Farm bundle. I have an Old MacDonald pattern that would be so cute made up with that in the borders!!!
I love the little doll quilts! How fun! Hope the weather cools down soon for you!

Kelli said...

Oh, Amy Butler Spots, yummy yum yum! Thanks for the chance to win, Linda. xo

Kelli said...

Blogged..
http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3629206884986270822#editor/target=post;postID=7790491389300632893
Thanks again!

Carla G said...

I love the Ticklish by Me & My Sister Designs. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I like the tone on tone dots by Riley Blake!

Apparently foxes represent mothers, so when you see one it's a reminder of your mother/motherhood!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Enchanted Pond by Holly Taylor really caught my eye. Thanks for the chance to win

Mimi said...

I love Cuzco by Kate Spain... seriously, I love anything Kate Spain!! Thanks for the chance!!

Marcia W. said...

Collections that I like are Civil War Melodies and Audra's Iris Garden. Of course, I like Cuzco and Noteworthy too. Thanks to you and FQS for the lovely giveaway.

Farm Quilter said...

I love the Military Salute fabric! I want to get this to put in the quilt I am making to donate to the VFW for a raffle for them! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!!

Farm Quilter said...

http://farmquilter.blogspot.com/ has blogged about this giveaway!!

Gwen said...

There are so many fabrics that I love --- but one line that really caught my eye is Gypsy Girl Yardage
Lily Ashbury for Moda Fabrics!! LOVE those bright colors!! :-) Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

Gwen said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://gwen-inmyownlittlecorner.blogspot.com/ Thank you so much for the extra entry! :-)

Sharon said...

I love the Butterfly Bliss I can just see it in a quilt for my daughter who just loves butterflies

Rita E in AZ said...

I am looking forward to Indigo Crossing - Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics.

Rita E in AZ said...

I posted about your drawing on my blog:

http://stitchdays.blogspot.com/2012/09/dont-miss-these-drawings.html

and there is a link in my right side bar, too.

TheMugglePuggle said...

I couldn't narrow it down to just one, so I had to pick two... Gray Matters by Jacqueline Savage McFee, and Eden's Dream by Angela Brumby. Love both of those! :)

Bailey said...

Think I love the Babylon Seven Wonders! I could think of some men in my life that would love a quilt made with those fabrics - beautiful (in a manly way, of course)!

Lori said...

The Backyard Batiks are lovely!

Mare said...

Love those batiks. Would love to win.

Barb and Sharon said...

Although I'd love either one of Kate Spain's new fabrics I would really like Juggling Summer by Zen Chic. I love her blog and colour selections.
Barb@Witsend

Shaunterria Owens said...

I have to say, a Wintery A Year to Crow About Fat Quarter Bundle by
Jacqueline Paton for Red Rooster Fabrics is the one for me. Such cute fabrics in a variety of winter motifs would really tickle my fancy.

--shaunterria
ca11i0pe.blogspot.com

free indeed said...

The Antoinette line looks so sophisticated! I love that look and there are some yummy dots coming soon too!

carol said...

Great giveaway. Love all the many new fabric selections. Just too hard to select just one!

ave said...

I' looking forward to Antoinette Charm Pack (Michele D'Amore for Benartex Fabrics) - a real dream quilt project.

Tiffany said...

http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=97359231730529735&Store_id=499&page_id=23&Item_ID=78571&Parent_Ids=

Bella yardage - I love both colorways so would have to get myself a little of both. I keep checking to see when they get it in. There are a couple more on my "I need these" list, but the hubby keeps shaking his head at me. LOL.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Well, Honey Honey by Kate Spain, and Rock N Romance from Art Gallery fabrics, and the Robotix is really cute too.

Abbigail said...

I love the Year to crow about series! They are wonderful!

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