Saturday, November 20, 2010


Back at home for a few days, I arrived to find a surprisingly large FedEx box waiting for me. I recently won a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine from Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs in Ohio, but I had no idea I would receive lots of other goodies too! The parcel inside was prettily wrapped.

Inside: Three patterns...

...the magazine, a kit, and two books. Designs in the patterns and books look easy, and seem just the ticket for mission quilts.

The kit is "Blue Flag Day Stars." It appears to be pre-printed and marked for cutting and assembly. Gotta like trying something new, right?

The parcel also included two beribbon bundles of six fat quarters. The first bundle was Moda prints.

The second bundle was a collection of Gerri Robinson's own fabric line "Garden Party." Pretty.

I giggled when I read the selvages. You see, I'm collecting selvages for a someday quilt, so I'm always hoping I get fat quarters with the printed selvage. I was delight to find that I not only got a printed selvage, but I got a printing "oops!" Lucky me!
As a proofreader, I love this one. See it?

That selvage will definitely find a prominent and special place in a selvage quilt. Thank you Gerri, for your generous giveaway. I've never won this much loot. It's fun! Let's do it again sometime!


  1. what a nice suprise to come home to, who doesn't love getting unexpected treasures in the mail?! With all the excitement you've had in the past few weeks though, it sounds like a nice long nap is due (you definitely deserve it)!!

  2. Wow! Such fun! It is always such a pleasant surprise to discover delightful goodies in the mail! Congrats on winning the goodies! :)


  3. What nice unexpected blessings...have fun!

  4. What a nice giveaway prize Linda- it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. I am sure it will be well used and others will benefit from you and Gerri's generosity (your hope mission quilts for starters). I will look forward to seeing your new selvage project. Have fun playing with your block magazine and the new fabrics.
    Warmest regards,

  5. I've had a lot of fun reading the selvages I'm using on my quilt! The "Gaden" one is great.

  6. What a lovely surprise Linda..
    it's amazing how now I'm reading selvages too, before I used to cut them off and throw them out.
    You'll have so much fun with that lot!
    Julia ♥

  7. What a nice surprise! I know you'll put it all to very good use. I hope you have a restful few days at home - but somehow I don't think you'll be resting!

  8. What a generous gift! It is very enjoyable to find packages waiting at home. Now to plan the next projects ....

  9. I love that selvedge. :) And what a wonderful, generous gift - you're very lucky! blessings, marlene

  10. Wow, what fun, lucky you.

    Jenny from New Zealand

  11. ha ha :) that selvedge is priceless! Up until now I've always thought of selvedges as annoying things that got in the way of the "Real" fabric - I'm definitely going to pay more attention now!

  12. Congratulations! Awesome prize. I just bought the magazine yesterday. Tried to win one. Glad you did and all those goodies.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  13. Congratulations on your wonderful prize. Oh I do love both fabric bundles you received! Its funny, I just read another blog this morning of someone who won a prize in this contest and she also received a super prize.


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