Monday, September 16, 2013

Quilty Fun - Tooting My Own Horn!

A week or two ago when I checked the mail I found that I had two fabulous things delivered to me. The first item was a complimentary copy of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. Way back in July I was contacted by the editorial assistant from Quiltmaker Magazine and she told me she had come across my blog and found my 'beautiful Soldier Star Quilt of Valor' quilt (you can see it here) and asked me if I would be interested in having it featured in the Sew to Speak section of their magazine. Of course I said Yes!

I wanted to be able to give away a copy of the magazine and I have been checking magazine stands but haven't found any copies at all. So instead, in celebration (tooting my own horn), I have decided to hold a giveaway of this bundle of fat quarters.

giveaway bundle
There are a total of 2.5 yards of fabric in this bundle. If you wish to join the celebration with me please leave me a comment on this post only and make sure I have a way of contacting you if you do win. I will close the giveaway at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, Sept 18. You don't have to be a follower but it sure would be nice!
Contents of one bag
The second was a box from Homestead Hearth. I ordered their 1800s grab bags (I originally saw them here) and I asked to have as many shipped to me that would fit in the medium flat rate box and they managed to get 7 bags in it. It just made more sense economically to buy multiple grab bags rather than just one or two because of the shipping cost. I am really happy with my purchase...this was the first time I have ordered anything on-line and I wasn't disappointed. The pieces in the bags are all usable sizes from bigger than 3.5" squares to pieces that are close to fat eighths. I have a lot of trouble finding these types of fabrics locally at a reasonable price so now I have a huge variety even if some of the pieces are a bit small. Perfect for a scrappy quilter and absolutely perfect for my Dear Jane blocks.


Quilter Kathy said...

OH my goodness are famous! How exciting! I will look for this magazine, but haven't seen it yet.
And those grab bags are piles of fun just waiting to's like Christmas at your place!

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

On your way to becoming an Icon - Hehe! Just like our Aunt Iris. Remember how we joked about it? Just too fun. Love sis

audrey said...

How fun for you to have your quilt featured and esp. that quilt.:) Great idea to order enough scrap bags to fit in the box too. I will have to remember that little trick.:)

Anne Simonot said...

I am not officially a follower, but I have your blog bookmarked and check it out every few days (this is how I read & keep up with all my favourite blogs). Beautiful quilt & I think I need to check out Homestead Hearth!

Deb A said...

Congrats Ellen! Thanks for the link to the grab bags and so smart to get as many as would stuff in there for shipping. I may have to send that link to DH with that idea for my birthday!