Woo-hoo! I'm on a roll! Where's the nearest place to buy lottery tickets? In the past few weeks I've won two giveaways, and the prizes have been fabric - the best kind of giveaways to win!
Over the weekend I received an email telling me I won a giveaway through Kool Beenz. My prize is a $25 shopping certificate to the on-line quilt shop, Skye Reve Fabrics. Thanks April and Natasha!
I was the lucky May winner of the "big prize" for the monthly FNSI (Friday Night Sew In - see link at right). From Minnesota, Heidi sent me this book, and two fabric packs - a Moda "Me and My Sister" charm pack, and a Moda "Frolic" mini pack. Thank you, Heidi!
Almost as good as a prize, was receiving fabric for the for the latest MQG challenge. As one of the program-education-swap-challenge co-chairs for our Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild (DMMQG), I'll cut and divide this bundle of eight "earthtone" prints. They're from Free Spirit's "Habitat" collection by Jay McCarroll. At our July 21 DMMQG meeting, fat eighths will be distributed to 13 challenge-takers. We have until September to put together a quilt made only with these Habitat prints, and solids.
Solids! I need more colors of them! Through a favorite on-line store, Marmalade Fabrics, I purchased several Kona solids - khaki, mocha and spice, among others. I also picked up these luscious Anthology prints. For no apparent reason, these days I'm attracted to orange. And when it's paired with gray? Irresistible! Tangerine Kona solid goes fabulously with these.
Marmalade Fabrics also drew me in with these Outside Oslo home dec (canvas-weight) prints for a new bag. While at the eye doctor's office I saw a woman carrying an unusual bag that I quickly sketched. I hope to make my own version. You'll be the first to know when I do!