Friday, January 26, 2018

Celebrate!

This giveaway is now closed! Thank you for participating!


Today marks the day I've been blogging for nine years!

On January 26, 2009, I wrote my first blog post. Interestingly, it wasn't at all about quilting. Rather, it was a very brief post about January 26 being Australia Day, and making my first pavlova, a traditional Australian dessert. Back then I was all about Australia because our daughter lived in Sydney and I was visiting her each year. I even taught quilting there during a six week-long visit! I have wonderful memories of time spent in Sydney.

To celebrate the nearly 900 posts I've written, I'm tickled to tell you that my first giveaway is for a product I love... Painter's Palette Solids.

If you haven't yet tried this brand of solid fabrics made by Paintbrush Studios (located in Kansas City), I highly recommend them. The hand is "just right" - not as heavy/thick as a very popular brand of solids; and not as light as another. Also I've learned that, as a die-hard fabric pre-washer, Painter's Palette Solids do not run (as the very popular brand does). My opinion is my own, and totally unsolicited.

My giveaway sponsor is Pineapple Fabrics who is generously donating and shipping the prize to the winner.

I found Pineapple Fabric's booth at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah, and after making an initial purchase to try Painter's Palette Solids, I've been shopping at PineappleFabrics.com ever since. 

My anniversary party is your chance to win four jelly rolls of Painter's Palette Solids!

Specifically, one winner will receive one each of Pineapple Fabric's Painter's Palette "Master Collection." Each jelly roll includes 42 different colors. All together, that's 168 Painter's Palette colors cut into strips - a retail value of $179!

Now how fabulous is that?!

Shown are Painter's Palette Master Collection jelly rolls:
Rembrandt Neutrals; Picasso Blues; Monet's Magentas; and Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Pineapple Fabrics is also including a mini version of my Painter's Palette Solids color card shown here. The winner's will be smaller, but still have swatches of all 168 colors.

If you can't wait to try these solids, I highly recommend perusing PineappleFabrics.com where you will find Painter's Palette Solids for only $6.99 a yard (by the yard is favorite way to buy them), and sold in other precut sizes and bundles.

If you're planning to attend the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Florida from March 15-17, be sure to look for Pineapple Fabric's booth. Stop and check out the hand of these luscious solids!

This giveaway is now closed! Thank you for participating!
To enter this giveaway:
  • Comment about one of these things... Have you ever tried Painter's Palette Solids? Or, if you like to follow and read blogs, in general what kind of posts interest you?
  • Be sure I have a way to reach you if your comment is chosen. I cannot contact a "no-reply commenter" and will choose another comment if you haven't included an email address.
  • Enter by Sunday, January 28. The giveaway ends at 6 pm Eastern time.
I'm very sorry, but this giveaway is not open internationally.

However, international and US readers... check back Sunday evening. I'll still be celebrating and will offer another, equally special giveaway!

Let me say a very big thank you to those of you who read my blog, and comment! I've become friends with many of you through conversations we've share via email. Some of you have read my posts almost from the beginning, and you're special friends too. Linda

59 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That is a big milestone!

    I haven't tried Painter's Palette solids yet, but will be looking for them now. I am always on the lookout for a good solid fabric that doesn't feel too thin. Love the colors they have, too!

    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo.com

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  2. I haven't tried the Painter's Palette solids, but will be bookmarking the website so I can order some when I need more background fabrics in specific shades. I too look for solids that have a more luxurious feel without being too thin, especially the whites and lighter shades. Happy Blogaversary to you!!

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  3. NINE YEARS!? That's awesome! Congratulations.
    RE: Painter's Palette solids - I HAVE tried them, and agree, they are lovely! Our guild's QuiltCon charity quilt was made with lovely fabrics donated by Paintbrush Studio!

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  4. I have not tried the Painter's Palette solids- but very happy to know they will be at Sew Expo. I hope to attend and will definitely visit their booth. The colors are just saturated and appealing. Congrats on your 9th!

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  5. I have tried the fabrics since my LQS started carrying them last summer. They do indeed have a very nice "hand". I think I've been reading you fur 3 or 4 years. Congratulations on 9.

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  6. I love your blog and have been following it for a long time. I admire your work and talent! Also your tips and tutorials. I would love to try some softer solids. Here's to 9 more years of blogging!

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  7. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging. Thank you for the heads up on Pineapple Fabrics being at the Lakeland Sewing Expo. I was not planning on attending but will definotely go now to shop at Pineapple Fabrics. I do have a few Painter's Palette solids that I picked up at the quilt shop in Deland.

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  8. 9 years and nearly 900 posts is certainly worth celebrating! Happy Blogaversary to you! I have not tried Painter's Palette solids, but would love to try them. My stash is always in need of solids as I seem to never have just the "right" one! Enjoy your day and thanks for celebrating with a lucky reader!

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  9. Congratulations on 9 years and thank you for your dedication. Your blog is a treat for me. Love your posts and your art. Thank you for sharing about Painters Palette, I've noted it so next time I need a solid I will try them and Pineapple Fabrics. All the best to you in 2018.
    Rondi (rondiquilts@yahoo.com)

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  10. I've never tried that brand of solids-thanks for telling us about it and the Pineapple Fabrics shop!
    Enjoy your blog-love seeing your projects!

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  11. I've never tried Painters Palette before but I was all in when you mentioned it doesn't bleed/run. Wished all the brands didn't since I'm trying to use more of my stash. Congrats on 9 years my IG friend! (Rosewoodacresplus3 on IG)

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  12. Congratulations on your nine years of sharing. I wish for you many more good years of blogging and of good health. The jelly rolls are a rainbow of awesome.

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  13. I have not tried Painters Pallet solids but I see like the sound of the colors being stable.
    I like learning from blog posts - in fact I just re-read your bonding tutorial this week!
    Happy Blogiversary!!

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  14. congrats on your milestone - I have not worked with Painters Pallet solids but I am always on the look out for a good product. I follow a lot of blogs and my saves are under the headings of "tips" "blocks" "boms" "mini quilts" "lap quilts" "baby quilts" "books to read" - I have learned so much from the generous quilting community and appreciate all that you bloggers do to expand my knowledge - thank you.

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  15. Congrats on your 9 years of blogging. I have never heard of Painters Pallet solids but you have certainly piqued my interest and I will check out the website. Thank you for a chance to win these luscious jelly rolls.

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  16. I have not heard of Painters Pallet solids but the colors are very vibrant. Will check out their website. I love seeing all the wonderful ideas on your blog. I admire you blogging for 9 years and all that you get done.

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  17. I’ve never tried nor heard of this brand of solids. Would love to try them! Congrats on so many years of blogging!

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  18. Lots of ooos and aaaahs going on over here. Those solid jelly rolls look scrumptious! I have never heard of this brand before you mentioned it. Would be delighted to try it! The kinds of posts I like best are the ones where the quilter shares her journey of how her latest creation came to be. Either the inspiration of the design, or if following a pattern, what things she found to be challenging and how she overcame the challenges. I like reading the thought processes. I also enjoy seeing peeks into the quilters personal life once in a while so I feel like I know who they are. Congrats on 9 years, Linda, my fellow Bernina lover!

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  19. I’ve never heard of this brand before and I will definitely try it! Thanks for the tip! I’m following Pineapple Fabrics now. Also, congratulations on your blogging anniversary! I love everything you post about and since I’m fairly new, the tutorials are great!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  20. I have never tried this brand of solids. So pretty and I love the names. Would love to win these-don't have many solids in my stash. Thank you and happy blogging! ckrutjo at g mail dot com

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  21. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging. I never heard of the Painter's Palette Solids, but will definitely try them because of your recommendation and the fact that the colors don't run!

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  22. I haven't heard of these solids but they seem great! Congratulations on having your blog this long. Have a fun day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  23. Congratulations on nine years of blogging! I should have guessed that the prize wasn't available to us Aussies! You get all the fun....! ;-))

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  24. I love to read blog posts like you write, about your life, quilting, and faith! Congrats on 9 years! pamelaquilts@gmail.com

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  25. I like posts that explain techniques or design decisions, or that show fabulous free-motion quilting, or that recommend products (for me, hobbies seem to be inextricably connected to shopping). And especially posts that have giveaways!

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  26. Love your blogs. Painter’s Pallet is wonderful quality solid fabrics. Blue dragonfly5

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  27. I haven't tried these solids but would love to since I keep hearing good things. I'm hoping to explore using solids a little more this year as a contrast to my usual heavy use of prints. I've come to the conclusion that the more colors I use the better I will probably like it just like I like a riot of prints together. That means building my solids stash so this would be a great win. Thanks for the chance. Now off to check out Pineapple Fabrics.

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  28. Congrats on your blog anniversary! Love Painters Pallete fabric. Pineapple fabrics was my first modern fabric booth at a show and we loved their stuff❣️

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  29. NINE years!!! Wowie.
    Linda, you are amazing. I am so happy I found your blog. How come I did not find you earlier?
    You are very inspiring.
    I have heard of Pineapple fabrics.... I think they had a booth at a quilt expo here in Dulles. I do not know anything about Painters Palette. These fabrics look so lovely. The colors are beautific, kind of like gems.
    Happy Week-end. You should have a doughnut party for your 9th.

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  30. I love Painter’s Pallette! Nice hand to the fabric. I might have to go to Lakeland just to visit their booth! Congratulations Linda! I read your blog always, but sometimes I don’t comment. I thoroughly enjoy it! Rchianese26@yahoo.com

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  31. Congratulations! Nine years of blogging is definitely an achievement to be proud of. I haven't tried the Painter's Palette fabrics, but the colors look yummy and the price sounds great.

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  32. I LOVE reading your blog! Even the parts about your grandchildren! We have 5 from 6 years to 10 months, what fun grandparenting is! I have not tried Painter's Palette fabrics, but am transitioning from traditional to modern quilting and expect to try out some solid fabrics soon. What a treat it would be to win some solid fabric for an amazing modern quilt!

    love2quiltrsew@gmail.com

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  33. I am glad you still blog.... I like things you do and things you make ...... pbxmimi@hotmail.com

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  34. I havent even heard of Painters Palette until now! Would love to try them out. Congrats on nine wonderful years of blogging. I do enjoy reading about your quilts.

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  35. Congrats on your 9 years of blogging. I enjoy reading your blog. This is the first I've heard of Painter's Palette solids and I'm interested to try them. I'll be going to Quiltcon for the first time next month so will look for Pineapple Fabrics, too!

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  36. Congratulations! I've never sewn with Painters Palette, but I'm starting to use more solids now, so maybe. ... I love to learn and look to blogs for that.

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  37. I've never tried this brand of fabric, but will be looking for it now.

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  38. Congrats on your first 9 years!!! I love reading your blog and learn many new things from your experiences and reviews. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway. I have never tried Painter's Palette solids and I'm itching to try a more modern quilt than what I normally do. What a treat it would be to do it with Painter's Palette solids. Their prices sound reasonable too.

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  39. Happy Anniversary! I haven't tried Painter's Solids but will look for them. I have used other solid colors made by some of the very well known manufacturers. I do try to wash all my fabrics before sweing with them and know that some of the solids run/bleed. I'd love to win these rolls.

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  40. I have not tried Painter's Solids, but am eager to do so. As for blog posts, I'm all about the process...how did a project come together? What was the inspiration? (mollyb123 @ msn.com)

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  41. Linda happy 9th blogging anniversary! Wow - that's a lot of blog posts :O) It is fun to share and develop friendships far and wide. I often find myself saying, "My friend from _____, whom I've never met in real life, ....." to people around me. Sometimes I think they just can't relate. I've never even heard of Painters Solids - I'd love to try them! You have me curious now :o) Hope you have a blessed weekend!

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  42. Congratulations on the big milestone! I am a faithful IG follower and have learned a lot from you (homemade spray baste!) I have not tried these gorgeous solids, but am intrigued! Thanks for the giveaway ❤️

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  43. Happy 9 years! I can't believe it has been that long. Time does fly, doesn't it? The blog posts I enjoy a lot are those in which I get inspired by or learn something. I also like a little personal mixed in so I as the reader can get to know the poster a little bit better.

    I've never tried Painters Solids but it looks like they have a great range of colors! One thing I'm finding with my Farmers Wife Quilt block (the few that I've done) is that a solid fabric is a wonderful addition and makes the block so much more pleasing in these smaller blocks.

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  44. Congratulations on blog=aversary! I discovered Painters Solids last year and they are now my absolute favorite solid for all the reasons you describe. It would be amazing to win this prize! And I also discovered Pineapple Fabrics at the same time. Love them.

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  45. I have followed your blog for a long time and so enjoy how inspiring you are!

    My InMod Modern Guild has challenged us to use solids this year. I have used Kona and Bella...I would love to try Painters Solids...it sound like the perfect in between!

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  46. I m also newly introduced to Painters Palletre Fabric, I love its texture and colors! Also introduced to it at QuiltCon in Savannah!

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  47. Awesome, Linda, on nine years! I'm not sure when I discovered you blog but I certainly enjoy ALL of your posts! I don't think I have tried those solids, but would love to try them out!

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  48. Congratulations, Linda, on 9 years! I haven't tried these solids yet, but I'd like to! If you tell me they are great, I'll listen, because I'm a big fan of yours! I am working on some secret sewing for the same person I gave my Trill Quilt (entitled Bad 'Ombré) to, and I'm still so happy you shared your binding method because it was the perfect finish for that quilt! I was thinking I'd be doing that again, but I think I'll get out of binding it because it is a duvet cover, so I'll be doing an envelope closure!

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  49. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging with never a dull post! It's been fun reading what you've been doing, and I really enjoy your tutorials. My favorite blogs to read are similar to your with sharing of family, what you are working on, photos and tutorials. Keep up the great work. Thanks for the opportunity to win these lovely solids of which I only have a few pieces.

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  50. Congratulations on your 9 years i=of blogging. So many of the bloggers I used to follow are no longer posting as they have switched to Instagram. I love reading blogs. Thanks for sticking with it. I haven't tried Painter's Palette yet but will look for it based on your recommendation.

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  51. Wow for nine years! That's great, I love to read quilting blogs, and two years ago I even started my own, stop by for a visit sometime, vintagebloomsquiltdesigns.blogspot.com
    These fabrics are totally new to me and I will definitely try them, I know exactly what you mean when you stated the "feel" is just right!!! And all those colors, it's great they are available in jelly rolls too!

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  52. I too found Painter's Palette at the Savannah QuiltCon show. I bought one of their precut yellow bundles and when I got home and sewed with them, I fell in love. They are just the right weight. I did not know that they don't run, but now that I do, I might put that to the test with a red and white quilt. Of course, I'll make a test block first. This is a fabulous give away. monitor2maven(at)comcast(dot)net

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  53. I've never used these painters fabrics. I will look for them the next time I'm at Pineapple. I'm one of the lucky ones who live close enough to attend their sales!!!

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  54. Congrats on 9 years! So awesome. I’m using PPS for the background in my Urbanologie quilt. Love it and would be tickled to win! Thanks Linda!

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  55. I have never tried these solids, but I an lucky to live sort of near Pineapple Fabrics, so I will go there one of these days

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  56. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging! Thank you too for the connection to Pineapple Fabrics. I just placed my first order for Painter's Palette Solids, you know I'm a fat quarter addict.

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  57. Congrats on your 9 years of blogging. You meet so many nice people that way :) . I haven't tried the Painters Palette Solids yet. Regarding blogs I follow, I'm generally into quilters of all types. Such generous folks out there sharing their knowledge so readily.

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