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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Quilting Anniversary! With a GIVEWAWAY!

Okay, it's a few days late, but June 18th marks my quilting anniversary!  Let's take a quick trip down memory lane to see what my very first quilted project was...


This super-groovy clutch!  Wow, my seams don't match up the slightest bit, but who cares?  It's random enough that it isn't all that noticeable from afar. 

I think I've come along quite a way, don't you?  Anyhow, I'll keep this one short and sweet.  I wanted to do something cool to celebrate, and my husband says I have way too many projects going on at the same time, so I'm giving away a bundle of fabrics from my stash:




One randomly selected commenter will win my personal fat quarter bundle of Luminescence fabric made by Connecting Threads!  When this line first came out, I was immediately smitten by the way the light seems to shine right through the fabric.  It helps, of course, that it features my favorite color, purple.  So, wanna win?  Just leave me a comment below. 

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered and left such nice comments!

Disclaimer:  One lucky winner will receive 14 random fat quarters of fabric from the Luminescence collection. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Connecting Threads. 

Thanks so much for reading, and Happy Q-niversary to me!  Until next time, God Bless. 



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  1. Such beautiful fabrics !

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    1. Why, thank you, but you haven't left me a way to contact you! Please do check back!

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  2. I love your work. I wish I could quilt like you, yours are inspiration to me and hopefully I'll be as good as you in the future. Your work would make my room so homely and I know that they have been made with such love and care. Keep this up for as long as you can you have such an amazing talent, never let it go to waste :) xx

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    1. Such kind words! I plan on doing this for a long time--thank you for the encouragement!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Here's to a new year of Fantabulous got you! What a lovely way to celebrate it. I adore these colors and for my second ever quilt, I'd love to use these to make a quilt for my adorable granddaughter, Nina. I love my Singer Quantum Stylist so much and I've been having so many wonderful creative moments with it.

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    1. What a sweet plan! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. Gorgeous fabric! Thanks for sharing!!! Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 fan!!!

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  5. Congratulations on your first year of quilting. Love your clutch! Pretty advanced first project. Great Job! It's so kind of you to have a give away! Love the bundle and so will some lucky person!!

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    1. Even though we've never met in person, you've been a huge part of this journey so far. Thank you!

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  6. Cheers to many more quilts! So nice of u - God bless u! Very pretty fabric.

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    1. Thank you! I love this fabric so much I couldn't give it ALL away. Of course there's still some in my stash!

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  7. I love your clutch, especially the wild colors. My only quilt project I ever did was back in 1975 when I made a bed quilt for my boyfriend. He must have liked it, he married me and kept the quilt. We still use it in our camper. Now that I am retired I am getting back into sewing. The machines certainly have improved!

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    1. What a sweet story! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I just purchased a Singer 9960 Quantum for no reason. I've never sewn so much as a button on shirt, but something possessed me and I bought this machine. I love looking at it, and thinking, what will I do with this beautiful machine? After finding your blog, I think I know, but first, I must master Threading 101!

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    1. So cool, but I don't have an email for you! Please do come back and leave one...

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  9. Congrats on your anniversary:)

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  10. Your super-groovy clutch is amazing! You're so talented! The Luminescence fabric sounds perfectly beautiful. If I don't win your bundle I'm going to have to buy some so I can see it. Happy Q-niversary to marvelous YOU
    My email just in case you need it LOL is dap124@msn.com

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    1. The fabric is awesome. Thanks, and good luck!

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  11. Such cute fabrics! Love all the purple fabrics, which would be great for my Lilac Time in Lombard (Lombard, IL is the lilac village) projects! Bought my Quantum 9960 about a month ago and I am in love with it! I'm going to start following your blog!

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    1. Just looked it up--I had no idea! Thanks for following--I'll keep an eye out for your creations on your new machine!

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  12. wow I love my Quantum 9960 and love the colours in the fabric pile

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  13. Congratulations. Hope I get picked. I would give to my daughter. She spent winter 2015 making 30 quilts for Ronald McDonald house in Cincinnati. She would love it and put to good use. I bought a quantum as a present dec 2014. I love it. Happy quilting

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    1. Oh, that would be wonderful! I do wish you luck!

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  14. Happy Anniversary!! The giveaway fabric is lovely, thank you for the chance to win. I just found your blog and I am a new follower. I look forward to following along. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for following! You have a wonderful day as well, and good luck!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! Love your fabric stash for give away. Also love my quantum 9960.

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    1. Why thank you! And hooray for the 9960!

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  16. Happy anniversary! Your very generous,thank you very much. Love the colors!

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    1. Hi, Dody! You're my randomly selected winner! I sent you an email on Saturday from LadySchep so you can claim your prize! I do hope to hear from you soon!

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    2. Hi Dody! I sent you another email. If I don't hear from you by Tuesday, I'll assume you forfeit the prize. Please get in touch!!

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    3. Thank you! I'm very sorry to have missed your email. And congratulations on your good news! Thank you for not giving up on me. You never know what life will throw your way.

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  17. Congratulations on your anniversary-your little clutch bag is very cute!
    The Luminescence fabrics are gorgeous-I love blues and purples and I'd love to make a quilt with these. I am new to quilting and have made one pieced top and one rag quilt for my little grandson so far. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I am lucky!

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    1. Why thank you! Keep it up--quilting is fun!

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  19. congratulations! Beautiful fabric!

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  20. What a lovely gesture. My 9960 would love to play with this fabric.

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    1. I'm sure it would! Thanks for entering!

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  21. Love the purples in that bundle too! I also think your clutch is so fun- well done! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  22. Love the blues and purples. They just flow together. I like your clutch too. You wouldn't know it was your first project. Thanks for a chance to own this beautiful fabric. All I have to pick from is Wal-Mart, unless I drive 2 hours. Poor me!
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    1. Thanks for the kind words! You know, there are some great online shops if you're brave enough to buy without getting to touch and feel beforehand.

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  23. I love the colors, the purples, the blue, and the aquas.....
    highbrown691@hotmail.com

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  24. WHat lovely colors and my 9960 would love to see them and create something wonderful...this is vey kind of you

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  25. Beautiful fabric. Thank you for the chance to win. Davdev813@yahoo.com

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  26. I think your first quilting project is beautiful and very worthy of breaking a needle! :) Thanks for celebrating your 1st anniversary with your readers (I'm a new follower) and I am also a purple lover from waaay back when! Your bundle is gorgeous and would be put to good use in my trustworthy hands.

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    1. Thanks for following! Hooray for purple!

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  27. Congratulations! I love the funky clutch. It is very happy. And the fabrics in the giveaway are lovely too.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you! I thought so, to. Good luck!

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  28. Happy Anniversary! I think your clutch was a great first quilting project.

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  29. Happy Anniversary. Celebrate. I love the colors in the clutch. You are thinking like me, bold and bright.

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    1. Great minds think alike! Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Happy Anniversary! Love the colour palette on offer and yes, you can never have too many projects on the go!
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  31. Have a fabulous Anniversary!! thank you for your generosity!

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  32. Wow - I stated at IG for a full minute trying to figure out Q-versary! What a fun way to commemorate! I never pick purple fabric so this would really help me out stash wise. Can't wait to see what this year brings!

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    1. Tee hee. I didn't mean it to be so confusing. Mas violeta, por favor!

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  33. Happy Quilting Anniversary! I love the colours of this bundle so hope I'm lucky! And your clutch is so cute :) x

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    1. Why, thank you! I'm hoping for you, too!

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  34. So fun getting to know you as a 9960 fan!!!

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  35. Pretty collection, purple is one of my favorite colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  36. HELLO, Thank You for your Blog+a neat giveaway too!
    Beautiful fabric bundle! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  37. I thought I was following you but luckily I saw this on fb, congrats on everything!! Babies are a reason for quilts. 🐒

    I loved this line when it came out but resisted, but if I win I am making a quilt for my new car, a Prius. I always keep a blankie in my car and new car new blankie.

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    1. What a neat idea! Will you be the lucky winner again??

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  38. I love purple too! Thanks for the giveaway. Teatly at gmail dot com

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  39. Purple is my favourite colour too. Happy quilting anniversary!

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for entering!

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  40. You can never have too many projects going on at once. (At least I hope so, I have too many to count.) Love the colors!!!!
    Janet
    greenfamlee@hotmail.com

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  41. Thank you for the giveaway! What a lovely line of fabric ...so versatile and colorful. MtnJudy@gmail.com

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  42. I like your quilting on the clutch. Thanks for the chance to win, that bundle is lovely and the colors are amazing!

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    1. Why thank you! I hadn't the foggiest idea what I was doing, but I guess it turned out alright. Good luck!

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  43. Happy Quilting Anniversary!!! What a fun lil' Clutch!! I think it is AWESOME! & is Happy & Fun!! You did Super!!

    Thanks for chance to win this Beautiful Fabric Bundle!! Looooove it!

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  44. This is a lovely bundle! Purple always makes me smile. :)

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  45. I love purple with aqua and turquoise - it's so summery. Happy Q-niversary!

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  46. Beautiful fabrics - purple is my favorite color, too! Can never have enough purple in my stash. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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    1. There is no such thing as too much purple! Thanks for entering!

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  47. Oh you were brave! I've been quilting for years and haven't tackled any type of bag/clutch! Love your scrappy clutch! Congrats as well on your quilting anniversary! Thanks for sharing with us! onlydiamonds at hotmail dot com

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    1. Oh, it's not so bad...you should try it!

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  48. Congratulations on your Quilting Anniversary! And thanks for offering the fabulous giveaway! Your blog is new to me so I poked around a bit to see your projects. I especially like the Seaside Sketch quilt and I'm blown away by the cross stitch baby quilt in your gallery! Lots of cute mug rugs too. And congratulations on your pregnancy!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! I really need to update my gallery, don't I? Thanks again, and good luck!

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  49. Beautiful! Love the clutch, very brave for a first project. Mine was a small lap quilt for my mom.
    If I were to get this bundle I would put it to use making small quilts to donate to the Riley Hospital for Kids Burn unit. My grandson and I were burned in an accident a year ago. They took such good care of him we are trying to give back. My 9960 makes it much easier! 💜

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    1. Wow, what a worthy cause! I do wish you luck!

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  51. Happy Anniversary. What fun. Thanks for a great giveaway. The fabric is delicious. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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    1. I never knew giveaways could be so fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  52. I love your fat quarter giveaway collection.......especially the purple!

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    1. It's great, isn't it? Thanks for entering!

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  53. Happy Anniversary! I'm new to your blog but I look forward to seeing more from you. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

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  54. Happy Anniversary! Love the colors in the giveaway fabrics!

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    1. They're great fabrics! Thanks for entering!

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  55. Happy Q-niversary! It's amazing that the beautiful clutch was your first project. I could not have made something like that when I started. My first quilting project was a quilt made of corduroy squares cut from old clothes (I have five brothers and sisters so we wore out a lot of corduroy.) I backed the quilt with a bedsheet and tied it with yarn. Forty years later I still have it, although it's being used by my dogs rather than me. :) I rarely cut up clothes anymore. I am grateful for wonderful fabrics that we have today. Thanks so much for the chance to win this beautiful bundle. Purple is my daughter's favorite color, and I would use these in a quilt for her.

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    1. Wow, that sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  56. Happy Anniversary! That is a cute little clutch. What a great way to start out your blog.

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  57. I'm to late to qualify for fabric giveaway (didn't see the post in time), but the fabrics are gorgeous! Congrats to the lucky winner!

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