Monday, March 7, 2011

Think Spring!

Spring has been teasing us for awhile here in the Northwest.  One week it will feel like warmer days are just around the corner, and the next week we get snow - and lots of it!  After a long winter we are all looking forward to sunny skies, soft breezes, and blooming flowers.  We are also looking forward to new projects - a Spring Cleaning of sorts for our sewing stashes! 

Our March Giveaway Question is:


What projects do you have planned for this Spring? 


Here's what some of us have to say....

Lynn is planning to create her second-ever quilt using our Stars in the Garden Kit - a perfect quilt for spring!

Julie wants to finish several of her Works in Progress, including a batik quilt and her first applique quilt.

Bethany is a soon-to-be teacher and will be adding to her "teacher wardrobe" with a variety of sewing projects. 

Jennifer has more Block of the Month quilts planned - stay tuned!


Leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Shabby Fabrics!  If you don't have an account, choose the "anonymous" option - but remember to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win!


Our February Giveaway Winners are:

DebrafromMD
Sewali
Stitched with Prayer

Congratulations! You have each won Scarborough Fair pre-cuts.  I have sent you each an email with instructions.

45 comments:

  1. I am presently quilting a lap quilt for my cousin who is turning 50 at the end of June - she will be very surprised with this gift, because she has no idea that I am making it!! I love it!!

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  2. I'm a February winner so please don't enter me in this months giveaway...I just wanted to say thank you so very much. I've been hoping to make something a beautiful pastel this spring and now I should be able too. Once again, Thank you so much.

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  3. I am doing a black and white toile quilt for my daughter who will be graduating from college with her bachelors and masters degrees. She has stayed on the Dean's List and we are so proud of her!

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  4. I am so ready for Spring! I've just started a spool quilt from the new Edyta Sitar book. I belong to a small bee that meets twice a month and we are exchanging fabric strips to get a wide assortment of colors. It's such fun to see the combinations of colors everyone is putting together for their spools. The border is appliqued which I am looking forward to doing.

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  5. I'm starting a quilt for a new nephew coming this summer - and I have about 5 BOMs that are starting in the next few months - so those will keep me busy too!

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  6. Thank you so much for the February prize, I'm so chuffed! I guess my next project will be using the Scarborough Fair precuts :o).

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  7. I have quilting projects. Two are basted, one needs binding, and the backings are ready for two more. It does feel good to finish a project but I may need to take a break and make a mug rug or a tote bag.

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  8. My mom passed away last week, so I'm going to make two of Brenda Riddle's "Remember Who Loves You" quilts for my granddaughters. I intend to put their pictures with great-grandma on the label.

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  9. It is fun to hear about all of your planned projects! Luvtoquilt we extend our condolences for your mom's passing - it is such a great idea to create a quilt for your granddaughters to remember her by.

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  10. Dixie from New JerseyMarch 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    I must finish Rainbow Lollipops--so much tracing, fusing, cutting--but, the colors and the design are just beautiful! A very young lady in Kentucky will be the recipient of the finished Lollipop quilt.
    In addition, I look forward to hand-quilting my Enchanted Autumn quilt. It will be shown in the Ocean County Historical Society quilt show this coming fall.

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  11. I plan to finish "Snowbound" - running behind but have given myself a deadline by April 15th! Its a good deadline date! Blessings!

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  12. My plans for this spring are to get my first quilt made. I am so excited. Shopping online has been a blessing and I have the neatest fabrics and colors to make this quilt. I feel like a kid in a candy shop...just plain excited. Happy Spring to you and all your customers.

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  13. I am very patiently waiting for Spring because where I live, upstate NY, we have been hit with snow, snow, and some more snow. The only good thing that this does for me is I can quilt every morning before work and when I return home until I go to bed, no real outside work!! So for that I am grateful. I have been working on four BOM's and they are coming to an end, and I am looking forward to start on something with bright spring colors, so I'll be looking next week at the Lancaster AQS show in PA. Oh a bus trip is just the ticket to brighten up a long winter. Stay warm and think SPRING!!!!

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  14. More snow here today and I really need the Spring frame of mind! thanks for the inspiration and giveaway.

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  15. I will be finishing our anniversary quilt and want to present it to my husband. Needle turn applique and the Rose of Sharon block pieced on his grandmother's 1928 Red Eye treadle. She received it from her husband as his wedding gift to her. Then she gave it to us for our wedding gift. It has turned out wonderfully and is intended to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I used Kona cotton solids: red, gold, and green on a crisp white background quilted with wool batting. And, I only have to make the binding and put it on. I can't wait to see the smile on his face as I think this will make him very happy.

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  16. I have a whole box full of unfinished projects to finish this spring.

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  17. Nancy T (mnthone49@aol.com)March 11, 2011 at 5:51 AM

    I retired on 3/1, and am having a little trouble adjusting to that. My "unofficial" commitment is to finish up by son and daughter-in-law's wedding quilt (they will be married two years on 5/15). My goal is to get it finished for their anniversary. I thought I would spend all my days in the studio, but the time just flies by and I sometimes go for a couple days without even going in there! I have to get on a schedule....

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  18. I will finally be doing a cards trick quilt for my daughter-in-law along with some other craft items to keep me busy. I'm retired now and should have no problem, right? lol Moved from Olympia WA last October to Ohio and am so looking forward to Spring and her quilt will be soft spring colors.

    Dee at deewillow@aol.com

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  19. My spring project is a kit I purchased at Shabby Fabrics. It's the Australian "Love Birds". I'm so excited about it! Not only is it a remarkable pattern with lovely bright colors, it has several techniques I've never done before. I think my favorite part of quilting may be that it's a hobby where you never stop learning!

    LeeAnn at leeannterry@msn.com

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  20. Shhhh - it's a secret so don't tell! I will be working on a batik quilt of the Eclipse pattern in purples, lilacs, dark blues, light greys . . . yummy! for my daughter-in-law's Christmas gift this year.
    I can't wait to get started working with these delicious colors!

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  21. I am working on dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World... simple, cute sundresses for girls in need. A wonderful quick project that meets such needs!!

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  22. GOOD DAY TO ALL!
    IT'S SPRING+I'M WORKING ON A DURHAM FABRIC WALL HANDING-ALL FADED ROSES-SHOULD BE BEAUTIFUL! THANKS FOR SHARING SO GENEROUSLY!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  24. I plan to take a break from the Baltimore Christmas and make a baby quilt for my first grandson who is coming in May. I also am ordering that cute new Easter candle mat kit to work on while watching TV.

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  25. It's beautiful watching spring begin. I hope very much to finish the patchwork party 2010 quilt with the gorgeous setting I purchased from your shop. I have received RAVES on what I have accomplished so far. Thank you for a beautiful quilting experience that is above the norm both in product and quality.

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  26. I'm planning on making a graduation quilt for my lovely niece. Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

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  27. I have several projects going and they all on schedule to be completed this spring: 1) a 16th birthday quilt for my niece Grace using the "Princess Dream" patterns and the lovely Rue St Germain charm pack. The embroidery is done, quilt top is sewn and is now being hand-quilted. 2) Strip quilt for my daughter-in-law- to-be Julie from the Maison de Garance jelly roll; all pieced and ready to machine quilt-the colors are stunning! 3) Dog print and photo-transfer quilt for my niece Eleanore who graduates from HS in June and plans to be a veterinarian. Been saving the dog prints for years just for this quilt! Blocks are made and ready to be set together. Whew! All fun and hopefully will be greatly appreciated by each of the special recipients.
    Laurel Smith
    lsmith@nwpic.bellingham.wa.us

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  28. I look forward to the Calendar Block of the month you'll be sending soon...but in the mean time I will be starting a quilt for my cousin who is graduating this summer. ;)
    Christine @ Jeepgirl300@gmail.com

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  29. I will be making my granddaughter a dress for her birthday and I want to start my Baltimore Christmas blocks. bimbi9@verizon.net

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  30. I am currently fine tuning my design to machine applique a happy bunny and tons of spring flowers for a Spring door hanging for my daughter-in-law's 2nd grade class. Also finishing some of the wool applique and embroidered Easter eggs to put in the "grown-up", family on diets, only healthy and and not too much candy, edible Easter baskets.

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  31. Lots of BOM's! Night Before Christmas, Merry Christmas to All, and finishing up Tiny Town. But I am really looking forward to starting on Blessings for Spring! I love the ladybugs!

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  32. Thanks for another lovely giveaway. Right now I am working on Bloggers' Block-a-palooza Quilt Along. My first QAL ever! I'm looking forward to the mystery being revealed as to how the blocks will be set. It's nice to welcome spring with a springy quilt project.

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  33. IM SPRING CLEANING UP SOME UFOS SO I CAN START ON HOLIDAY GIFTS THAT IS IF THE CRAZY LAZY HAZY DAYS OF SUMMER DONT GET TO ME. JERRY50@CENTURYTEL.NET

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  34. I love this time of the year! I am finishing up a Christmas quilt that is late. I just had back surgery and am in the hospital and can't sleep. My quilting projects will be on hold for a while. Lisa in Texas

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  35. I have an April birthday so do my donation quilts for The Linus Project,
    and the Down Syndrome
    Project. I am always working on many
    projects and more "want to dos"
    popping into my mind all the time so
    I never get bored. Thanks for your generosity and being the best source for beautiful fabrics.
    dorismj@suddenlink.net

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  36. My plan is to make several spring dresses for my beautiful little granddaughters!
    I am going to finish up several of my long over due UFO's & I will be making several small quilts within the next 3 weeks along with 4 travel games for my grandchildren because I know how it gets for little ones to travel so long in the car. Thats my spring sewing plans. Plus cleaning up my sewing room! Now I will do all the above after I spend a few well needed days in the sun. So thats the plan here! Happy Spring to everyone. Sheri Whiteley sheri55@sbcglobal.net
    Thanks Jennifer for the chance to win something here.

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  37. For Spring I'm getting ready for my guild's annual quilt show. I have a Monopoly quilt to finish for my son and also a baby quilt, just to please my "girlie" self.

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  38. My goal for this year is to finish already started projects (P.I.G.'s, Projects in Grocery Bags). I'm afraid if I make a list, I might be overwhelmed. Top of my mental list is a 30's apron quilt and Tisket a Tasket, not to mention wool, embroidery, hand applique projects. My problem is: "I want to do it all!"
    Barb H.

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  39. I am sewing my granddaughter a birthday dress and starting my Baltimore Christmas BOM. bimbi9 at verizon dot net

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  40. I am working on Henrietta Whiskers and a Christmas quilt.

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  41. I've just discovered your blog and shop and can't wait to browse around. I'm currently working on a baby quilt and matching bumpers and crib skirt for my new granddaughter due at the end of May. Thanks for the chance to win something!

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  42. Hi Jennifer, I live in Canary Islands and here it's spring all year. I am working on the Quilt Aid USA and The Tiny Town Bom. I have a blog too, if you want you can look it. Thanks you very much.

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  43. I have a trellis quilt with beautiful floral fabrics as the background & a bit of applique. Also a spring bunny quilt that is made with home-made chenille . . . really cute. Hope to get these done finally :o)

    Blessing to all,
    Laura
    bunnyhollowcottage@gmail.com

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  44. I've been spring cleaning my stash and giving lots of fabric & patterns to my local Hospice Thrift Store. I've just started learning applique and am I ever hooked! I think of all the projects I passed up because they had applique in them! So now I'm on a search for a great applique pattern and always new fabrics!!
    Just found this site and it's just beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Janet
    jbjc07@yahoo.com

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  45. I love lilacs. I pulled all my purple and lavendar materials and now to check out patterns. You have inspired me to think spring not fall.

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