I told you a few days ago that I would post a picture of the Marcus Fabrics when they arrived for my contest posted HERE. I made this cute little bundle yesterday which contain 14 fat quarters of first quality Marcus Fabrics. The contest closes at 12pm PST on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Pati from Marcus Fabrics, was very generous with the amount of fabric she sent to me. I had enough to make four, fat quarter bundles. I'll be giving two away for my contest, and I'll save two as door prizes for my guild lectures. Pati also sent me some wool and Primo Plaids that I'll be saving for another giveaway in the near future.
To sweeten the giveaway pot, Melissa and Leslie from In Between Stitches are adding a $40 Gift Certificate to use at the shop! There will be a total of three winners. This is perfect planning, just in time for a Christmas present for YOU!
As I get time, I spend a few stolen minutes in my sewing room making more blocks for Lil' Orphan Scrappy. I love this block. The combination of pink and brown really floats my boat. Speaking of boats, we could have used one yesterday with the amount of rain that we had. I'm not complaining, the rain was wonderful!
This quilt only contains Marcus Fabrics. It has been so easy, and so much fun combining older fabrics with new fabrics from many of the Marcus lines. I love the combination of the subtle colors in combination with the stronger star points. It would be fun to count the number of different fabrics I've used. It works. Don't be afraid to make a scrappy quilt. Get out those scraps, (I know you have them) and put them to work in a beautiful quilt.
Every year about this time, I get the urge to organize. I had my fabrics for this quilt, spread out on a table.
Barbara, one of my Tuesday Ladies, introduced the class to Comic Book Boards to organize our stashes. These little pieces of white cardboard are wonderful to organize all of my half yards cuts.
That messy table is now organized into this! I just folded the fabric selvage to selvage, folded in again fold to selvage, then folded it around the cardboard, pinned it, and put it upright in a bin. It takes up much less space. Perfect. This was a great little job to accomplish while listening to the rain and Christmas music.
I'm tickled that so many of you have entered the contest already. I'm still answering personal emails and logging all of the names in a spreadsheet. Mazey is going to have a difficult time picking a winner tomorrow, so you still have time to enter the contest. Just leave a comment and don't forget to include your email! I'll post the winner on Sunday.