Friday, January 24, 2014

The. Best. Giveaway. I've Won. Ever.

Something came in the mail today that about made me hyperventilate. Wowsers. 12 lovely, lovely spools of Aurifil thread in it's very own carry case! And look! Scott also sent one of his special blue nickels! So quirky and fun. I just love details like that!
So generous!
What happened was this: I won one of the grand finale prizes for the #12 Days of Color series going on over at Blue Nickel Studios during the holidays!  Okay, trying to breathe here... I followed along because yes, the prizes seemed fabulous, but also because it is very interesting how different blocks will look made up in various prints and colorways. When you get to see them side by side especially, it emphasizes the differences (and also the many possibilities).
Thread love is very real and present right about now...
In his last post Scott also mentioned that he'd like to get some quilt blocks for his upcoming 50th birthday. Sounds like a great idea to me! The theme is woods and there are more details at his blog.
Just playing with a block idea
I pulled out some orphaned parts and pieces to see if I had anything to jump start a manly but woodsy sort of block. I might have to go with only half of this block because he wanted 'smaller' blocks, but I think there's enough to get started for now. Hopefully I can get this block sewn over the weekend and on it's way by early next week. Yay! for giveaways, generous quilters and the supportive quilting sponsors!

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! Colors so yummy I could eat them up!! Can't wait to see what you do with them....
    Kerry

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  2. Congratulations - you will make good use of them!
    Hilda

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  3. congratulations!! it is always so nice to win things -

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  4. That is an great prize!! Have fun making woodsy blocks!

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  5. Fabulous prize. Good luck with the woodsy block.

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  6. Congratulations on winning that gorgeous thread...I'd be happy just having it around to look at!

    I love seeing the same piece in different color ways...be it a quilt block, whole quilt, or hooked rug...seeing a design through someone else's eyes makes my brain travel down a new path...the one's on Scott's blog were a treat...

    looking forward to seeing your woodsy block...and all that he receives...thanks for sharing...I'd never seen his blog before.

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  7. You lucky girl!! I've only got.a few spools but love what I've used so far. Congrats.

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  8. Wow, congratulations! You are going to have so much fun with this!

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  9. Winning the thread is like walking into an ice cream store and getting one scoop of each sherbet available! Oh so yummy! Congrats. Your woodsy block is looking mighty fine...

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  10. Congratulations - the colors look wonderful. Happy stitching with your new thread!!

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  11. Congratulations on a fabulous prize. You are going to have a ton of fun using all those gorgeous threads!

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  12. That is a great win!! Congratulations!

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  13. Isn't it fun to win a prize? And those colors .. what an inspiration!
    Nice woodsy block, too. Now I have to go check out his blog.

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  14. WOW! That is one terrific prize... great colours!

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  15. Congrats! Sumptuous colours in those threads. Off to explore a new blog - thanks!!

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  16. I have thread envy! You are such a lucky girl...so happy for you!

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  17. The background fabric you used for the flower block in the center is absolutely stunning. I found a similar piece the other day and hope to do something like this. LOVE watching this quilt evolve!

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