Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Karma

In one of my (increasingly common) "what was I thinking?!" moments, I found myself simultaneously hosting two giveaways last week. Well, I am now a firm believer in karma, because I also actually won two amazing giveaways last week, too!

First, I was lucky enough to win a free copy of the Candy Bar Road pattern by SuzGuz Designs, courtesy of Russ & Rhonda at the Backporch Quilters. I've been admiring this quilt pattern for a while now, ever since seeing it first on Dana's blog and, later, Amanda Jean's Christmas version of it. I am just thrilled to have won this pattern and, since it's jelly roll-friendly, I think it will be perfect to use my stash of Tula Pink's Flutterby fabrics that I (gulp, mistakenly) recently cut up into 2.5" strips.


Psst ... Russ & Rhonda are hosting a giveaway every week from now until Christmas, so be sure to check out their site for more of their awesome prizes.


Next, from 318 comments, I was one of the 3 lucky winners of Fabricworm's fabric giveaway!! Cynthia was giving away 1 yard of each of the prints from the upcoming line for her Birch Fabrics, 100% Organic fabric collection. This line is called Circa 50 and was designed by Monaluna.


This was one of those giveaways that I knew everyone would be trying to win, so I really didn't think I had a chance. But I was so taken with the prints -- those tree trunks! chairs ... and rocketships! and (gasp!) little foxes! I LOVE foxes!! -- that I just had to throw my name in the hat.

And, boy, did it pay off. I can't wait to start creating things with this wonderful fabric line.

Thanks again to Russ, Rhonda, and Cynthia for your continued generosity. Please take a moment to check out their sites if you haven't already -- tell them that Quilt Dad said "hi"! And thank you too, oh great karma gods in the sky!

23 comments:

  1. hope you'll post more pictures of the things you make with your prizes :)

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  2. Wow -- you're on a roll with winning giveaways. Maybe you'll win mine =).

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  3. I was so wanting to win fabricworm's giveaway! I can not wait to see what you create with them.

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  4. Wow, are you one superlucky guy! congrats on the wins! I'll just have to keep on entering...one of these days my number will come up.

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  5. I entered the giveaway for that fabric too, but I'm glad its going to someone I follow so now I'll see what you're going to do with it!

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  6. Pretty darn cool, John! I love that fabric line!

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  7. Karma indeed - all of your generosity, leading the Wonky Log Cabin QAL, is so coming back to you! Hurray!

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  8. I think it's great that you won two giveaways as well as giving two.Like the others,I can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  9. How funny....I just mailed the prize you won from me!!! I'd say PLAY THE LOTTERY!!! You are hot!!!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  10. Congrats on the latest prizes. I just recently ran across your site and I LOVE the tutorials on wonky blocks. I'm a new quilter and have a question - your fabrics go together so great - are they typically from a line or do you just have a great eye for coordinates?? I'm going to make a wall hanging of these wonky block, and I'd love some tips on selecting colors/fabrics!!

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  11. Hey John, I got my embroidery package, thanks so much! Check out my blog to see my first project. And you're right- I'm already hooked!
    http://brittneyanderson.blogspot.com/2009/09/sent-and-received.html

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  12. congratulations! i'm glad you like the fabrics. your blog is great! i sent it to my husband... kind of hoping he'll be inspired.

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  13. I tried to win this pattern too! I think this should be our next quilt along. :)

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  14. Congrats Jon! What great prizes I also love that candy bar quilt! What a great use of some Tula Pink!

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  15. Sorry, that last comment was me! Jenny is my Mother and I'm visiting :) I'm lovin' your luck though! Enjoy your new fabric and patterns!

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  16. You are so lucky to win that pattern...and your fabrics will be perfect for the jellieroll quilt.

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  17. good for you for winning those fabulous prizes! candy bar road is one of my very favorite patterns ever.

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  18. Well done on your wins. Just found your blog via Katy (I'm a ginger monkey). Can't tell you how great I think it is to find a bloke who quilts!
    Hen x

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  19. I know that you have a job and kids and a life and everything... but I am so excited about those square in square blocks! I have been dying to try this out b/c I think it looks awesome and really highlights the fabric, especially if it is fun! (I want to try one with David Walker Robots for my boys.)

    All that to say... I am waiting and waiting for that next post!

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