Since my previous post about the Rain or Shine quilt, the fabrics have gone from this:
Elizabeth Hartman's original pattern only calls for 4 different fabric bundles/blocks, but I wanted this quilt to be a little bigger so I went with 5 (also....I was indecisive when picking out fabric...so my inability to narrow down the choices contributed to the extra block ::wink::)
I made one block from each stack of fabric because I was itching to see what my finished products would look like :)
Adding the solids into each bundle was kind of a gamble, but I really like how it turned out. You may think it looks like crap in a handbasket, but I'm lovin' it! I think my print & color choices are so 'in your face' that the blocks would be total chaos without the solids mixed in...but that's just me :)
And now what you've all been waiting for...THE WINNERS!!!
Item #1: Henna Garden Bundle...
Comment #73 from Belle + Bee:
"Congrats on 10,000!"
Item #2: It's a Hoot & Kona Classic Charm Packs...
Comment #158 from What Comes Next?:
"10,000 views - that's a milestone that'll be a while off for me! Congratulations!"
Item #3: Three 1/2 yard cuts of Ruby Star Rising prints...
Comment #34 from Leila:
"Oh swoon!!! I've been so anxious to get my hands on some Ruby Star Rising! This is one generous giveaway you have going here!"
Item #4: Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts
Comment #504 from Debbie:
"The very first home that my parents bought didn't have a drain in the kitchen sink. They didn't know that when they bought it (just a bucket under the sink), so since then my grandmother's wisdom to buying a house is to look under the sinks!"
MYSTERY GIVEAWAY WINNER...
I decided that I would do a surprise giveaway this time around! The criteria was that the first person to mention my dog by name in a comment would receive a fabric necklace like the one I made my sister, except made using the colors of their choice!
And the winner was....Bry! She left the comment:
"You are giving away some amazing things! And Whiskers looks too cute snuggling in the blanket!"
** The winners will be contacted shortly. If I don't hear back from them by next Friday, Jan. 21st, I will redraw new winners. **
So there you have it! I want to thank you all so much...you wouldn't believe all the helpful tips Ray and I got from your comments! I honestly got out a notepad and started writing them all down. It's funny how most of them were pure common sense when I read them...things that when you read them you say in your head "why wouldn't you do that?"...but I know if left to my own devices, I probably wouldn't have thought of them on my own. Seriously! Because honestly, I have a million different home-buying related things to think about right now....and most of them aren't practical...they're things like "where am I going to put such-and-such in my mythical home?" and "what color do I want to paint my future sewing room?"
So thank you readers. Thank you for bringing me back down from the clouds to think about practical things....like interest rates and home inspectors and missing plumbing...hehe :)
And thanks to all of you who pointed me toward Pioneer Woman. She's pretty much the bomb. And although I'm by no means a PSE expert now, I'm no longer afraid to open the program for fear I'll make my computer explode.