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Friday, October 1, 2010

Converted! and the Big Giveaway!

Well, I have crossed over to the dark side! :-D
After watching all the beautiful quilts blocks and panels and patterns come to life at Glorious Applique, I decided to take the plunge and experiment a little with all that color.

I ordered a set of fat quarters from Etsy -- a mixture of Kaffe and Philip Jacobs fabrics.  I found one (1) piece in all my stash -- a beautiful Coleus print with rich, stunning color, and thought, "Why the heck not!?!" :-D  Then lo and behold, my dear friend, Pat from upstate New York (that's how we think of her, you know -- she isn't like us native KYians, more's the praise! LOL), visited the Wilderness Road Quilt Company in Danville, KY and brought me back ELEVEN (11!!!) fat quarters and would not hear of my paying for them.  VERY good friend!! LOL   Just look at the fabrics:

And then I found other surprises.  In the photo, the large scale leafy print was what I had in my stash; beside it are the fat quarters I ordered, then on the far right, the fq's that Pat gave me.  I started looking at the rest of my stash and found, on the far left -- would you believe those are Thimbleberries fabrics!?!? From the Flying Colors line!  Bright, rich color in sorta tone-on-tones. Isn't that a hoot!? I'm not so far from my quilting roots, since Thimbleberries were the first fabrics I got crazy about! LOL

In front are some batiks I picked up and they look like they might work along with the others.  All these are for the Roseville Album quilt designed by Kim McLean.

I've got a pile of reproduction fabrics I'm looking at for this quilt, too.  What fun!!  Maybe I'll do both!

And since I was the grateful recipient of Pat's generosity, it's only fitting that today kicks off the Fall into Fall Giveaway!  Go to the site and check out all the bloggers participating in the giveaway.

I mentioned in my Anniversary Blog (see it here) that God dealt with us about finances some years ago.  One of the things He spoke to us about was giving.  Listen to what Paul says to the church at Corinth:

"...see that you also excel in this grace of giving...For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich."  (II Corinthians 8: 7b and 9)

If we want to be like Jesus, we have to be givers! :-)  So cool!
So I have THREE different prizes I'll be drawing for and giving away on October 15th!
Here's what you do to qualify:

Leave a comment for me.  I love to hear from you!  

That's it!! All you have to do.
If you want additional opportunities to win (another "ticket" in the pot, as it were) you can do either or both of the following:
  1. List me on your blog roll! :-)  That will lead other people here to see if they like what I say.  Just leave an additional comment saying you've added me to your roll. :-)
  2. Refer a friend!  Leave a comment that says, "I told Suzie Q. Quilter to come on over!"  I'll add you to the pot, then when Suzie pops over, you and she will both get an additional chance at a prize!
Here are the three prizes:

  • 2 Charm packs of Simple Abundance by Bonnie of Cotton Way & Camille of Thimble Blossoms for Moda

  • 7 - fat quarters from Kay England's Bread and Butter line
and

  • 28 different Thimbleberries remnants/strips (most are 5-6 inches wide! with a few that are a bit smaller) from the 3's Company line.
I can't wait to see who shows up!
Blessings!

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Becky said...

Well, I must have known that you were posting your next blog, Mary Lou, because here it is just 14 minutes later, and I've read it, love it and have to comment! When it comes to quilting, I am sometimes surprised to see that others struggle with similar issues. I am not a "wild child" when it comes to fabric. Keep it muted, keep it saturated, and keep it traditional. I absolutely love Civil War Reproductions, but anything flashy and I'm saying, no, no, no! All that changed recently when I saw a BOM from Quilters Corner called Floral Fantasy! The colors were so out there and in combinations I would never consider! But, I signed up, and when the first installment came in the mail, out I went to purchase the background fabric. That was probably the hardest step of all because the background shown in the sample was a wild tone on tone that I thought was the ugliest fabric I had ever seen. I thought, I'll just purchase something taupe"ee" and that will tone down all that other wildness going on as well. But, while shopping, and at my local W***art, of all things I found a fabric so similar I had to buy it. After all, I reasoned, wasn't that at least in part what drew me to the quilt? So, I'm on my second block, living wild and wonderful and loving it! I can see from your budding stash that you will too! Happy quilting and congratulations on taking the wild plunge!

Becky said...

Hey Mary Lou, I just added Cheaper Than Therapy Quilting as a blog I follow on my blog, Centered in Creation!

zarina said...

I am living in Malaysia but during my elementary years my dad brought the whole family to stay at Madison WI while he was doing his doctorate. Actually my whole life before that was in between Malaysia and the States. We have stayed in ALberta (my birth place) and Los Angeles.

I started quilting (by hand) while I was in school when we are back to Malaysia. I stopped when I finished school and dabbled in croche/knitting//and most recently tatting and making my own hand dyed threads.

In 2008 (at the final stages of completing my master's degree) I bought a new Janome MC6500 and until now have been quilting. I have made nearly ten quilts from king size to baby sizes. I hope that my craft can pay for itself so now also making plenty of toddler size quilts. Am working on two - one fussy cutting and the other using plain charms.

zarina said...

You are one of my daily reads but now just added as one of your followers.

Becky said...

Mary Lou, as I am still up, and yes, it is after 2 a.m. in this time zone, I wanted to let you know I just emailed my friends Kari Sparenberg at Red Bird and Shari Nelson from up north in Minnesota to connect to your incredily insightful, and oh-so-fun blog! Continue to feed the spirit Mary Lou, because you do it well!

Emma said...

I love seeing the glorious applique people do on the Roseville Album quilts! I've never done applique, so seeing the amazing shapes take form under their skilled needles just makes me jealous of all of your skills!

Emma said...

You've been added to my blogroll (I keep it at 10 blogs, so the most updated ones show up, but I promise you're on there!)!

And I promise that I'm not losing sleep to enter the giveaway - I got to sleep in until 8 this morning...hooray! It's time for me to start my day!

Mystica said...

All three giveaways are fabulous. Thank you so much for your generosity.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Kathie said...

well I was wondering how long it would take before you made a block :)
oh yes I gave a big shout out to all my friends about your blog and all your wonderful projects:)
I just had to tell them you made me feel so much better about my wip closet :)
I guess I should start a blogroll...have to figure it out!
ah I can see a little quilt made from the simple abundance charm packs....
thanks!
good luck with your giveaway
kathie

QuiltSue said...

Well, I'm here. If you will ship overseas, please enter me in your giveaway.

gill said...

Gorgeous fabrics - Thank you
Gill

Rachel said...

Wow! Awesome fabrics. I just wanted to let you know, even though I don't usually comment, I follow your blog and really enjoy all your posts. I get a lot of inspiration from you and your blog!! Good luck with the Fall into Fall giveaway, I am hosting a giveaway with it on my blog too!! So much fun. :)

Cheers!
Rachel

farmhousequilter8 said...

You know I am here Bring the 1st block from this one down.

Debbie said...

Have really enjoyed your blog, and love your generosity too.
Your fabric assortment for your next big project is fabulous. Isn't it wonderful the way things come together, like Romans 8:28!
Bless you.

Crispy said...

I'm in!! This is a wonderful giveaway Mary Lou!! You are already on my Blog Roll :0)

Crispy

susan said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I too am changing over to the bright in your face fabrics - would love to do the Roseville pattern. Sue

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I'm relatively new to your blog -- just a couple of weeks -- and enjoy it so much. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway -- any of the prizes are lovely!

Mary said...

I love reading your blog and you have been on my blog roll so does that count? As soon as I'm awake, I'm going to refer lots of people to you but first, the coffee.

Isn't it cool how these new modern fabrics fit right in with our older and repro fabs? Doncha just love it? I do!

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Well, if you ship to Germany I'd love to be entered. Thanks for your generousity.
Greets Kirsten

SarahVee said...

Great fabrics for a giveaway. The Roseville Quilt is creating a lot of converts, I think! Thanks for the chance.

Wendy said...

Really enjoy your blog posts. Inspiring and helpful. I'd love to be included in your drawing as well.

Peach Rainbow said...

Beautiful fabric!
Thanks for the chance
fsarah09 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I found your blog today and am now going to follow it. I love your giveaway...thanks for participating!

Brenda said...

Love the give away. We should all be more like Jesus. In giving out time and talents to those around us. How about just a kind word or a smile could brighten someone's day.

Brigitte said...

What wonderfull gifts. Thank you.
quiltsampler.blogspot.com

~Niki~ said...

lovely gift giveaway!
:)
thanks for letting me enter!
glad you have lots of takers. I run giveaways often and never get more than 10 that sign up.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what fabulous prizes. Great giveaway. Thanks!

JayTee said...

love all the items in your giveaway...i became a follower

http://www.jayteespatchworkplace.blogspot.com

AMKreations said...

First, thanks for being like Jesus!

Thank you for this giveaway...I'm now following your blog and I also posted about the entire giveaway on my own blog.

As I have no idea how to do a blog roll...I'll have to skip that part. =)

I will tells lots of friends though!

Amkreations.blogspot.com

Clair said...

All of these fabrics are so lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

clara.cann@gmail.com

Stray Stitches said...

What a great giveaway!

Stray Stitches said...

You have been on my sidebar for quite some time now! http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

I've become a follower so it should add you to my blog roll but I will double check and make sure. Thank you for the chance to win.

Monica said...

I've been comtemplating starting a Kim McLean quilt myself. But my stash is going to need some serious enhancing to be able to do it.

I look forward to watching your progress.

Jeanne said...

WOW, great giveaways. How generous. Thanks for sharing.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

OH WOW!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

elizabeth said...

I am so happy you have joined the dark side....Kaffe is my favorite fabric! Your giveaway looks wonderful and I have enjoyed your blog.

Julee said...

I'm one of the bloggers that is doing the Roseville pattern, mine is the one with white and black rings and dots for background. Yes, this is out of my box but find working in this color palette is sooooo refreshing. Welcome aboard the RA group!
I already have you in my list.

Fiesta said...

MaryLou, Thank you for the chance to win.

Nancy said...

Oh wow! What a great collection of fabrics. I especially love the Simple Abundance charm squares. Thanks for sharing this great giveaway with us.
spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love the charm squares----another Schnibble quilt in the future.

marie in oregon

mariebeers@hotmail.com

Nanbon44 said...

I would love to be entered in your lovely drawing, visit me at nanbon44.blogspot.com

Nanbon44 said...

I have the main blog listed on both my blogs..

Nanbon44 said...

this probably won't count but I posted on my quilting group, crafting group at Momscafe and on my ccs and charity quilt group on yahoo...

paulette said...

What a lovely give away!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Paulette

Anonymous said...

I want to see this quilt when you have it completed, which probably won't take you all that long!!
Love ya.

sy said...

thanks for the awesome giveaway! i'm drooling over the fabrics.
songyueyu at gmail

Susan said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherrill said...

I LOVE Kaffe and I LOVE that Glorious Color website. Brenda Papadakis (Dear Jane) was at our group mtg. Mon. and she was working on that quilt. I have a kit for another one like it! OOOOooo! Also a Schnibbles addict so your charm squares would be GREAT! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lesly said...

Those applique quilts are simply a marvel to me - I am so impressed by the talent and patience of those who take them on. Maybe one day that will be me! Thanks for the chance at your wonderful giveaway!

Nancy said...

I enjoy your blog; and must say..those bright fabrics are just lovely for that Roseville Album quilt. Can't wait to see your progress!! Keep us posted.
Thank you for the wonderful giveaways this month. I have some patterns that need fabrics to go with them.

Thim3 said...

This is a great giveaway...thanks for the chance to win.
thim3@hotmail.com

katyquilts said...

Mary Lou, I just discovered your blog this week and LOVE it. I don't use a blog reader but I have you bookmarked!
Katy

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous giveaway! Each gift could become something wonderful!

Marjorie said...

Oh yea...that reminds me...I still need to send you some nice, neutral lime green fabric. Email your address (since I appear to have misplaced it).

deserae said...

Wow! I didn't know thimbleberries made fabric so bright! :)
I hope I win! :)

Mama24Monkeys said...

I swoon over simple abundance! How generous. Thankd for the chance to win.

Micki said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway!
Micki

Miri said...

Thanks so much for this chance to win your very generous give away.

Love the fabrics you're collecting for your applique quilt...it will be a stunner!

Shellie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Kaffe! Good luck with your applique!

Following along so you should see yourself on my blog-roll :)

thx!

Judy C said...

Great giveaways very generous. Thank You

Mary said...

You haven't gone over to the dark side, you've come over to the bright side. I adore wild bright colors and fabrics. I have a terrible time picking fabric for my daughter because she hates 'em. She has to choose a fabric line and say, use THESE Mom! Don't get crazy on me! lol! I recently shopped for baby pastels to make 4 crib quilts (babies on the way in my family). I had to make 4 trips to the quilt shops. Each time I would get home, and 1/2 the fat quarters would be appropriately pastel baby stuff, and the other half in my bag were knock your eyeballs out. I love the traditional, the muted gold-brown-beige, the civil war, those are on my list too. But if if the color and the combos make you blink and say, wow, I never thought of doing that, I am so THERE, ha! mary6850 at gmail.com

WoolenSails said...

I truly agree about giving. I have been reading a lot lately and one of the things was about giving and God will take care of my needs. We are in one of our money slumps this year, but our bills get paid eventually and we have food on the table, so I am taken care of in my daily needs. I wanted to do a contest, so I am doing an epattern so I can still give without having to worry about shipping.

Debbie

Pat S. said...

You have a generous heart to give such wonderful fabrics to others, Mary Lou! Thank you for the chance to win and God Bless!!

jdqltr said...

I too become a follower of your blog. Love your posts. Thanks for sharing and being a part of this giveaway.

Staci said...

Oooo! You did it! You are going to be a Glorious Appliquer! I'll be eager to see your progress photos!

Your on my blog roll, and have been for a long while!
Lovely, lovely goodies your sharing!
Thanks!

Anya said...

Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Janet said...

I love your bright colours and that pattern is so beautiful. Make sure you show it to us in five years or so when you're finished it :) That's how long it would take me!!! I have been collecting Kaffe Fassett fabric for a couple of months now, buying it here and there when it's on sale. I love the bright colours. I cut into it for the first time this past week to use a little bit in a scrappy pincushion. One day soon I'll have to start to play with it. Thanks for a chance at your amazing wonderful giveaway prizes!

Charlene S said...

Such bright colors! Another sister lost and found! You have good friends.cwhippc@aol.com

Charlene S said...

you are now part of my "avoidance" blog roll. Those blogs I use to avoid chores!LOL

Weatherbee ;) said...

What beautiful fabric. Thank you for such a generous giveaway! :)

~Teresa

Janet said...

I have become a follower. Hopefully this puts you on my blog roll. I am a computer curd (as opposed to a nerd) - in other words I have a difficult time figuring things out. I'm not even sure I know what a blog roll is or how to check if you're on it. Duh!

Susan said...

Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to participate! :)

Susan said...

I've just become a follower! :)

patchworkpalace said...

Hi! I just love what the ladies are doing over at Glorious Applique. Every time I take a look there is something special being shared. Looking forward to seeing you posting your blocks!!

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

great give away
hope you have a great day
Regena

Kathleen C. said...

I enjoyed reading your post about the "wild" fabrics , and I smiled to myself. I have drawers of muted fabrics, mostly tonals, which I have used for hand applique for years. Now, I'm ready to try some of those wonderful brights that you have in your photo--but I know I can't let go of my subtle colors, reproduction fabrics, blenders and tonals. You've put them all together so well. The applique quilt is gorgeous.
Thanks very much for your generosity; if I win I will pass some of it on to a woman who I am teaching to quilt.

Kathleen C. said...

I've just told my friend Debby about your giveaway and about the entire Fall Giveaway; I hope she joins in the fun.
I've enjoyed reading your blog posts. Thanks very much.

an encourager said...

How I would love to win your giveaway! Thank you!!! Oh... and I am adding you to my blogroll, because I like what you have to say.

Melissa Corry said...

What an amazing giveway. Thanks for the chance to win.

an encourager said...

Crum... my blog roll is not letting me add anyone. It freezes. I don't know why... do you?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The fabrics and pattern for Roseville quilt are amazing. What an ambitious project!

Diane H said...

What beautiful fabrics! Thank you for a chance in your draw.

Marcia said...

I have been afraid of applique too - but the Roseville quilts I've seen on blogs are absolutely gorgeous. You have a wonderful start on Kaffe fabrics. Please enter me into your giveaway. I've never made a "traditional" quilt and started collecting fabrics and scraps for one. So, would enjoy your grouping (simple abundance is lovely). Thank you for this lovely prize for the Fall Into Fall giveaway. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mamma Bears Fault said...

Thank you for participating in the "Fall into Fall Giveaway"! Not only does it give us the chance to win some pretty great prizes, but we also get to meet some amazing people! Thanks again and take care - Elizabeth

crazypatch dreamer said...

Gorgeous fabric! Please enter me in the drawing.

crazypatch dreamer said...

It's me again. I just became a follower, so please put another chance in for me. Thank you, and I like your blog!

Winona said...

I have had a look around your blog and love what I see. I am a hand quilter and trying to learn applique. So I have become a follower of your blog. Have a wonderful day. Winona

Michell said...

Would love to entre your giveaway

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Hi , I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Love your blog.

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

I have also listed you on my blogroll. Drop over as I'm in this giveaway too.

kathyinozarks said...

I love your giveaway-thanks for the chance-gorgeous fabrics. and what an awesome friend to gift you.

kathyinozarks said...

for a second chance to win, I am off to add you to my blogroll-then I can find you easier to read as well

Lori said...

Sometimes I feel like i'm the only left not making that quilt! lol
It looks like you are off to a great start with your wonderful stack of fabrics!

Kathy H said...

When I saw your new fabrics, I thought they were wonderful . a friend of mine just made a quilt with all those florals in it and it was gorgeous. I couldn't decide which fabric I liked best. Thanks for the giveaway.

conny's quilts said...

Love this great give away, thank you!!
connysquilts@live.nl

Kim said...

The fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win.

Kraxpelax said...

The Moon
shines
on a cat

Meow

As a native Swede, I am particularly proud of my love poetry suite Sonnets for Katie.

My Poems

My wallpaper art Babes!)

And: reciprocity: for mutual benefit, you will do re a favor promoing your own blog on mine!

Yours,

- Peter Ingestad, Sweden

Patty said...

I so agree about giving, nothing compares to the satisfaction one gets when thinking of others first.

Patty
Sewsecret (at) gmail (dot) com

Sandra :) said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway - thank you for the chance!

I'm such a color chicken - I'm OK picking one or two colors, but after that I start to get really nervous, lol. I can't believe how well all those fabrics go together (the first photo in this blog post) - I would had to have had someone else pick them out for me so I wouldn't hyperventilate!

pippirose said...

Gorgeous fabrics!
Thanks for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Spooky said...

Really great giveaway - this might be my favorite of all the fall giveaways! Thanks for sharing your stash!

Becky said...

Fabric! I can't resist fabric. Please add my name to your giveaway! Thanks so much!

Violette Severin said...

I love all 3 choices. All of the fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sheila said...

Hi Mary Lou , I will be following your blog , sounds really interesting and would love a chance at your giveaway .
Sheila

Anonymous said...

Lovely prints!

bellybutton97@mail.com

Patty D from NC said...

What lovely fabrics - thanks for the giveaway

Holly said...

Lovely fabrics. Thanks for the chance!
tinkermans.daughter@gmail.com

Maxwells said...

Great fabric! And you are right, it's so good to give. I always love the feeling after giving or helping.

Elizabeth said...

Great prizes - thanks for the chance to win!

Elizabeth said...

I follow your blog.

Needled Mom said...

That quilt is amazing! Great fabrics for your giveaway too.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway. I like your blog and will def. be adding you to my blogroll (irregardless of getting a second opportunity to win).

Have a good evening.

Jenni said...

Love all your quilts, so many nice ones to look at!

Jenni said...

added you to my blogroll:)

http://jennisews.blogspot.com

aplainpath said...

Hi! I'm new to blogspot and what a fun time to join, during the fall give-away event. It's lead me to several new blogs. I just became a follower. Is that adding you to the roll? Not sure. But, added you not just because of the give-away, but seems we have a lot in common. I'm a Christian, wife, mom to 3 kids and 1 on the way, homeschool family and I love that you distinguished the Pride & Prejudice version you like is the 6 hour BBC production. haha! I'm constantly telling people to watch that one and of course, I've read the book a few times. Anyhow, looking forward to getting to know you through the blog world.

Pam said...

What a generous give away ...thanks for the chance to win!

Renee G said...

I think the wild colors would be fun to work with sometime, but for now I love the more traditional muted colors. rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Hands Sew Full said...

Well I struggle at putting colours together but those ones in your photo seem to just click! I'll have to stop by when it is not so far past bedtime! Thanks

emmy said...

What a nice variety of fabric you've chosen for the giveaway. Thank you.

Debi said...

Great giveaway, thank you for joining us. Those charm packs look so beautiful and those fabrics are awesome.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Great fabrics! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Melanie said...

those moda packs look beautiful!

melaniekham@gmail.com

Natasha said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I can't wait to look at your blog even more!

Barbara said...

I'm following you now. As for challenge #2, I wouldn't know who to ask. I don't really have any blogging friends.

Marsha said...

You are very generous with your giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win!

Quilt n Queen said...

Great giveaway....quilters never have too much fabric

lisawith4 said...

I love how you shared the way God worked on your heart concerning generosity and giving. That is so cool!! What a great God we serve!

Have a blessed day.

loko6 at peak dot org

lisawith4 said...

I've added you to my blogroll. I'll be back to visit soon.

Barbara said...

Thanks for this nice giveaway!

pinsandneedles said...

What a lovely giveaway! You are very generous! Blessings!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm following your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

Billie

Mad about Craft said...

At present I'm blog hopping to put my name into draws, once I've done that I'm going to go back to each new blog I've come across and read them in more depth. I'll end up with loads more blog friends which will be lovely!

Kristy said...

Those Kaffe Fassett fabrics are gorgeous, but I'm still not brave enough to use them. I guess it's unsureness and insecurities if it will turn out, even though I know it will. I just drool over quilts made with them :0)

Thankful~Threads said...

What nice prizes! Please include me in your giveaway. Thank you so much for being a part of the Fall-Into-Fall blog hop. ~Kathleen

Thankful~Threads said...

What nice prizes! Please include me in your giveaway. Thank you so much for being a part of the Fall-Into-Fall blog hop. ~Kathleen

Thankful~Threads said...

I want to be a blessing! I'm a new follower now. ~Kathleen

Carina said...

Oh, I'm cooing over here at all that gorgeous fabric. Please count me in :)

MissMary said...

GLORIOUS COLOR! Eye candy... hotter than male models on boxer brief packaging...

Ok, did you laugh? Did you blush? Hooray if the former, oops if the latter, thanks for your generous giveaway :-)

Lee said...

I love your blog. This is my first time reading it. Thanks for the lovely giveaway of fabrics. I love all the colors of your quilts.

Patrick and Emillie said...

Amazing giveaway! Would love to win!

emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jen W said...

Mary Lou,
Your fabrics are beautiful!
I would be blessed with any of them!
Thank you so much for the opportunity
to enter the Fall Giveaway!

Renea said...

Love your giveaway. thanks for the chance to win.

Rose Marie said...

It will be a pleasure to watch your blocks come alive with those fabrics. Have fun with them.

Merry Made Quilts said...

Lovely Fabric!! I'm just starting on my first applique journey as well!! I hope your loving it as much as I am. BTW, I love your biblical reference!! We are teaching our 4 yr old about giving right now. Boy, that's a hard concept for little ones to grasp. (not so easy for us older folks either)

Me said...

What a great giveaway for Fall into Fall! I'd love to win.

Patchworked said...

Nothings nicer then fabric picked by others. Right down to the smallest scrap, well just as long as it has a seam allowance and you can still see it. nice site.

Patchworked said...

I have put you in my blog roll and become a follower. my blog isn't very good as yet as it was started a long time ago and then life got in the way but has because of this hop been re activated. Does anyone else have fun at seeing the funny word thingys we have to type out. my last one was lukly LOL

Ms Muffin said...

Thanks for the giveaway. And if you want to come by my blog and enter my
giveaways ... you could win
some custom-made buttons ... or a teacozy ...
Have a lovely week!
ulli-xox[at]web[dot]de

judith lockhart said...

What an inspiring blog! I found you when you posted on Glorious Applique to begin the Roseville Album. Your fabrics are so pretty and your scriptures inspiring. I am following your blog now also and adding you to my blog list!

Shelley said...

Oh Mary Lou, I love what you had to say about giving...I so agree! It brings me such happiness to give. Last night, I gave a pin cushion to a new friend who had been admiring them when I was making them and she gave me the most amazing and unexpected hug in return! It made my week, that hug!! Love your giveaway!

Shelley said...

Already a follower and you are already on my blogroll :)!

Cindy said...

Wow! What a giveaway! I am currently working on a quilt with Kaffe fabrics and talk about vibrancy! Loved the picture of the grouping you'll be working with. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Kelli said...

Ooh, I love Simple Abundance! You are so right about giving. I was having a conversation with a friend a few nights ago about how Christian women love to give and help others, but we often won't ask for help because we don't want to bother anyone. Isn't it funny how we want to help others, but refuse to let others do the same for us. It really got me thinking about both sides of it.
I'm going to bookmark you for sure. I'm just getting in to blogging, so I don't have a blogroll yet...I'm still working on trying to figure out how to post! Just started my blog this weekend.
THANKS,
Kelli
kellbell_6@hotmail.com

butterflyangels said...

What a cute site. I love your use of scripture.

Lisa said...

What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Farm Quilter said...

I love the new bright Thimbleberries! How fun they are and you will have fun using them. I adore the bright, wild designs they are coming up with now, and your batiks are yummy! Can't wait to see what you do with them, so I bookmarked you since I don't have a blog.

Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giveaway.

wild_blue_farm at yahoo dot com

Blessings to you.

Sandra said...

Such a great blog title, love it! I'm your neighbor to the east, in VA, and am a shepherd and farmer. The materials are beautiful and make a great gift away.

WvHmmngbrd said...

I'm trying to convince my hubby that quilting is a real therapy for me. He likes to hunt, so when he goes to Cabela's he takes me to a quilt shop. I can deal with that!!!! thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl said...

What beautiful fabrics / I am now a follower ! From what I see so far, your blog must be a great one ! I will be sending my cousin the link or name ,I have to say she is proabbly already on the list though, Thanks for the giveaway !

sntbosch said...

great giveaway!
sntbosch@msn.com

LethargicLass said...

Those are lovely prizes... thank you :)

Katy

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

free indeed said...

Happy to see the verse in your post. Just got back from the first night of our missionary conference, so 'giving' is in the forefront of my thinking right now.
Thanks for participating in the hop; it's been fun and there are soooo many bloggers participating too.
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Brittainy Barnes said...

Thank you for this amazing giveaway! You are truely blessed with a great friend =)

Singtatter said...

Too lovely, all the fabrics! Thanks for the giveaways!

Laura said...

I thank you so much for your blog and your encouraging words. You are an inspiration. Thank you for the very generous giveaway.

Jean said...

After reading the blogs that are doing the appliques, I wish I was adventurous enough to start but I am not sure that I could pick the right fabric and then how would I feel about picking the best part for each piece. So I watch each of you and think maybe next month but so far have not done it, so thank you for making rethink this again. Great drawing thanks for that too.

Deb said...

Lovely fabrics! And you are brave to tackle that pattern!

Kathy said...

On Sunday I attended a presentation by Kaffe Fassett so your giveaway is so exciting to see- thanks!

BROOKE said...

I love using color but have trouble with using all prints as opposed to having a blend of solids and prints

Jackie said...

this is too good!! i need fabric to finish up a quilt am working on

annmarie said...

What beautiful fabrics you've chosen for the Roseville Album quilt. That is going to be quite a project. Great fabrics in the giveaway too - thanks for the chance to win.

Anna said...

I love those Simple Abundance charm packs! And wow - taking on the Roseville Album quilt? I'm in awe, for sure!

Jenny said...

those kaffe fabrics will be beautiful in applique lots of good luck with that one! have a blessed day! thanks for my chance.

Shannon said...

Wow that is a wonderful group of fabric at the top of your post. I went and checked out the Glorious Applique web site. What a great person. She does beautiful work. Good luck, I think if you follow her technique it should be easy for you. You also do great work. Keep it up. Thank you for the chance to win.

thatlittlehouse said...

What lovely prizes! Thanks for giving me a chance to win!

nblexp at gmail dot com

Melinda said...

I love reading about all the quilts on Glorious Applique and have started a collection of the wonderful fabrics. Not willing to actually commit to a quilt yet.

thatlittlehouse said...

I added you to my blog roll (right sidebar)

http://thatlittlehouse.blogspot.com

nblexp at gmail dot com

Colleen said...

I added you to my blog roll! What wonderful fabrics!

Joanne said...

Just found your blog via Quilters' List and was drawn by your title ... Cheaper than therapy. Amen to that ! Am now a follower and I am "listed" Hugs, Joanne @ lavenderfieldsetc.blogspot.com

cid said...

beautiful fabrics. just what i need to start sewing. thanks so much
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

Julie in WA said...

Hi! Thanks for offering a generous giveaway package. I love the Christian testimony you have included in this post. I am going to go check out more posts.....!!!

Canadian Kristin said...

No way!!! What a generous prize this is! Thank you for the chance to win. Thank you more for the reminder to be generous!
canadiankristin@gmail.com

Natalie said...

EThanks for the chance to win! Your too kind!!!

Grandma Shell said...

Those are beautiful fabrics you are giving away! I don't have a blog list on my blog yet but will certainly put a link to your blog in a post laster today.

Grandma Shell said...

I just became a Follower of your blog! Now I'm heading over to link to your blog.

Laura said...

What great fabrics! Thanks for being so generous in your giveaway!

Joy said...

Love the fabrics, thanks for the giveaway.

Nancy Sue said...

What an array of fabrics! Thank you for participating in the giveaway blog hop. I love your side bar of scriptures used on the blog! Awesome!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Joanna said...

I like your spool quilt. It's beautiful. All of the fabric is great, and I would be pleased with any of it. Thank you.

SewCalGal said...

I had no idea Thimbleberries made such bright and cheerful fabric. Delightful.

And your giveaway fabrics are beautiful too. I'd love to win.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

sue said...

what wonderful gifts you are giving. Your blog is new to me and looks very interesting. I'm going to go back and look at other postings. Thank you

Janet said...

WOW...three prizes! how generous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Karlee Barentt said...

So Blessed to have run across you blog. It is now bookmarked! What beautiful work you. It is obvious you were created in the image of the Creator; it is obvious you, too have an ability to create. Thanks for the chance. Hope to get to know you a little as time ogees on, though I know you must have little time for anything new!

Dolores said...

Good luck on working on that ambitious quilt. It will be gorgeous with the fabrics that you have. You are so generous with your giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

LuAnn said...

Hi Mary Lou I have added you to my Favorites on my blog. I could have sworn you were already there. I do come and visit here often. Great give aways. I missed out on the Schnibbles, but I love those quilts. Also, I'm glad to see you over on Glorious Applique'. Those fabrics are fun to work with. I'll be waiting to see your blocks.

Tara said...

Thank you for holding this give away :)

TJ said...

This is an awesome giveaway. I don't have a blog (yet!) but would add you if I could. Thanks for hosting.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty fabric you've chosen! Thanks! ♥

kakd2384 said...

Love the fabrics you have for your giveaway. thanks for the chance to win.

kdiaz0546@adelphia.net

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