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.
What a perfect bundle of fabric! Love them! Also love your scrappy quilt - they are my favorite.ReplyDelete
Lovely fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyDelete
The fabrics are lovely and I love your scrappy quilt. Stay safe in the rain and wind.ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric. Don't you just love the comic book boards? I started doing that with my stash anything 1 yard or bigger it is so much nicer to look at now.Delete
Love those Marcus fabrics!ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric...love Marcus Fabric, and thanks for their generosity and yours too.ReplyDelete
Great fabrics that never seem to go out of style. Hope you got lots of rain from the storm.ReplyDelete
WOW! How generous of Marcus Fabrics!! Your pink and brown blocks are gorgeous...can't wait to see the whole quilt!! These are two of my favourite colours!! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Wow, how nice of Marcus to contribute what has become a cute little bundle of "fluffy" quarters! I see some great patriotic possibilities there! And then to have those sweeties, Melissa & Leslie add to the 1000th post celebration! I'm getting anxious to see where you're going with borders on all those offset stars in Lil' Orphan Scrappy. Still drooling over the quilts in the Preview Party post!ReplyDelete
Oohh, yum, yum. Have I asked you to tell Mazey how adorable she is, and to give her an extre treat specially from me?ReplyDelete
THANK FOR SHARING SUCH A NEAT GIVEAWAY!ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous fabric! And it's fun that your giveaway continues to grow because of the generosity of those around you, Lynn - says something about you. Enjoy the rain - hopefully you don't get too much of it.ReplyDelete
I love Marcus and I love stars and I love scrappy - what wonderful mix. I laughed at the rain and Christmas music. But you folks need the water.ReplyDelete
I've heard of this method for storing fabrics, but I think I'm too lazy to do it myself - sure looks pretty all organized!ReplyDelete
I am really loving your Lil' Orphan Scrappy blocks. A very nice touch fussy cutting the center square. This is going to be a beautiful scrappy quilt. I hope all is well at your house. Watching the news last night made me wonder if California was going to float a way! So much water!ReplyDelete
I love those fabrics! I tried to get Charlie or Lola to choose giveaway winners and they were not interested at all. They gave me the "you really are strange, aren't you" look. It's a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric and congratulations on your 1,000 post. I've been following for a while now, but mainly I'm a stalker - just read without comment. You do make beautiful blocks!ReplyDelete
The new Marcus prints are so pretty, I can just see them made into a patriotic quilt. In my youth, I never thought much of pinks and browns together in a quilt but as I've gotten older er, much wiser, I now love the colors together. One day I would love to make a quilt with browns and pinks. Now if only I could get my stash to be so organized as yours!ReplyDelete
I don't mean to post twice but I'm not sure if I posted yet. I love Marcus fabric. Would love to win the Fat Quarters. Thanks, Nancy P.ReplyDelete
Marcus is just my fabric fabric ! I have my fingers & toes crossed that I will be one of the lucky winners ;-)ReplyDelete
Here is hoping I am the lucky one. Your organized fabrics makes me -almost- get up and tackle my sewing room.ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric bundle, I really could use it!!!!!! Like your organized stash. Glad you are getting rain, we lived through a drought in 2011-2012. Never ever complain about rain or snow anymore.ReplyDelete
Carol L in Nebr.
Fabulous fabrics your block would look great in them.I am going hunting for my Marcus Fabrics.ReplyDelete
I just love what you have done with your Marcus fabrics! Beautiful blocks!! I'm going to join Sandy D and see what Marcus fabrics I can find in my stash too :o)ReplyDelete
I always enjoy your posts! I may have to try the comic book boards. Bfreeman56@yahoo.comReplyDelete
Your fabric stash looks inspiring! Didn't know it was so easy. Wonder how many Christmas CDs it would takeReplyDelete
to fold mine... but I would love to add to it!
I love your blog it is my after work pick me up and the fabric bundles are a wonderful prize. AKM1@Comcast.netReplyDelete
Oh, those fabrics are so pretty! Thank you to all of the wonderful people who have added to the give away, too!ReplyDelete
I love your Lil' Orphan Scrappy blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
What a clever way to store your fabric, I am definitely going to do this! You have got me enthused to have a big tidy up lol!ReplyDelete
1000 posts! I've got a fair way to go to match your feat, Lynn!ReplyDelete
Would love to win those fabrics. They'd be a perfect addition to the fabrics I've been "collecting" for my red, white and blue quilt.
I've already entered, but I wanted to tell you the fabric looks beautiful......ReplyDelete
I love scrappy quilts they make me smile, and yours is no exception. Thanks for the introduction to Comic Boards.ReplyDelete
Scrappy quilts are my kind of quilts! Must try the comic boards as the scraps are taking over the stash! Love the fabric selection.ReplyDelete
Love these.... they are gorgeous.. and yet.. any fabric is gorgeous to me! Would love to win some and thank you for all the inspiration your blog gives to me! email is firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Marcus is truly generous, Lynn - what gorgeous fabrics! I love the comic book board - and when you get "bored" folding, you can read a comic (wink)!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on 1,000 posts. So enjoy reading your blog following your design process and beautiful quilting. Beautiful fabric.ReplyDelete