Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Am I Lucky or WHAT??

Guess what happened to me this week?

If you guessed that I won four giveaways within two weeks, you would be right!  I was just asking Tish at Tish's Wonderland what her secret was and bam!  things just started coming in the mail!

My first win was from Kate at Smiles From Kate which was so appropriate because she was the very first blogger online to befriend me.  I was SOOOO excited!!

She also enclosed the cutest elephant panel!  I see a pillow in my future.

Next, in a giveaway at Amy Smart's Diary of a Quilter, I won a $40 gift certificate from Honey Bee Good, a fabric store dedicated to promoting organic and sustainable fabric for the quilting arts.  I got 1/2 yard of each of the following.  Aren't these fun??

My third surprise was from Sue Brain at Sue Bee's World.  She is having another giveaway right now so hurry on over there!  This one is a biggie!

Surprise #4 was a charm pack of Kaffe Fasset fabric (YAHOO!!!) and some green, gray, and yellow Moda Grunge fabric.  Looks like it goes pretty good with giveaway #3 up above there!  This goody came from Carole Lyle Shaw who wrote the book Madly Modern Quilts and is a fellow participant in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers.

So here is the progress on my purple and green project.   I really should come up with a name for this quilt.  Shame on me!  What would you call it?  I've got all the blocks sewed together in rows, but still need to sew a 2 1/2" strip of white between each heart row and the chevron above it.  Unfortunately, I am going to have to piece some of that out of scraps because I ran out of white!

And I received some great news!  I thought this quilt needed to be done by this Saturday but the baby shower got moved to a week later.  Yahoo!  I might actually get it done.  And yes, I know what you're thinking.  This is a baby quilt?  Yep!  This baby girl's parents are not afraid of color!  How do I know that?

Here is her room!

Hope you all had a great week and be sure to check out the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop going on right now.  My turn is next Monday so I hope you'll be sure to check out all the newest kids on the block!

This week I'll be linking up with:

Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Scraptastic Tuesday at She Can Quilt
Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Janice, you are indeed lucky and what fabulous prizes have come your way. The quilt universe is smiling on you! Love the photo you found of the little girl. And your baby quilt is so bright and cheerful. It will be perfect in Gracie's new room.
    Pugs and kisses,

  2. Wow Janice! You are one lucky girl with all the giveaways you have been winning! That's fantastic! Looks like that "purple and green" quilt will be right at home in Gracie's room. It's sure a beauty!

  3. Lucky indeed you are and what wonderful fabrics. That heart quilt with chevron running in between is lovely.

  4. The new parents are going to love that quilt Janice, it is lovely. I'm so happy for your run of good luck, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with all your spoils :)

  5. How could I not click on the link with that picture? Congrats on the wins....what is better than winning a giveaway? Winning four giveaways!

  6. Congratulations on your lucky streak...maybe you should run right out and buy a lottery ticket! Your baby quilt is coming along nicely. I'm looking forward to seeing the finish and you are lucky again to have a bit more time for that!

  7. You really are lucky! I wonder if you broke the record for the largest number of wins in such a short time span? Congrats! BTW, I came over from Sew Fresh Quilts.

  8. Wahoo!! Congrats on winning so much great loot! And the purple and green unnamed quilt top looks fantastic! It will be perfect in that room.

    You know, that chevron kinda looks like an EKG pattern above the hearts. Maybe you could name the quilt "Heartbeat" or something like that?

  9. Congratulations on your wins. Love the chevrons and the bright colors!

  10. congrats on all your wins. love that quilt. I would call it heartbeat. then I saw Louises comment on the same idea. great minds think alike

  11. WOw!!! COngrats on all your good luck!! and that heart quilt is gorgeous!! I love the deep colors!!

  12. Congrats! You have the magic touch! The baby quilt is fantastic, and the colors perfect for the room. Thanks for sharing at Midweek Makers

  13. I LOVE the baby quilt!! The fabric, layout, all of it.. But What I think I like BEST.. is that it is so different! It isn't the regular run of the mill thing you would expect, Great job!!

  14. You ARE a newbie quilter - I just picked it up last May. Lucky you for your finds!
    Popping over to the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop.

  15. Gracie's quilt is the name for this one! Matches that room right enough. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  16. Wow!! That is quite the haul in giveaway winnings. I LOVE the picture of the happy roller-skating wild child. It made me smile.
    My very first giveway that I ever entered was over at Amy Smart's blog and I won it. Talk about being hooked. That was pretty exciting. However four in one week has to be some sort of record. Go Janice!

    I love Gracie's baby quilt. It is adorable and works perfectly with the nursery. You'll get it finished up. How fun to give it to her mom and let them add it to that beautiful baby's room.

  17. Congrats on all the fun stuff. Looks like the makings of several new fun projects. The chevron and hearts is coming together beautifully! It fits right in with her nursery. Naming quilts is hard, but how about "I heart (symbol) Gracie",

  18. Congratulations on winning all of those giveaways! It is always fun to win and get things in the mail. The quilt you are making is adorable. I love all of the bright colors and it looks like a whole lot of fun to make. I'm sure it will definitely will fit right in with the new baby in her bedroom!


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