It looks like our first Marcus Designer Sew-Along is off to a fantastic start!!
My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who took time to leave me a comment. I so enjoy hearing from all of you, especially about your preferences, loves, and passion for fabric. Your comments are not only insightful, but prove there are lots and lots of us out there, around the world, for whom owning, collecting, and using fabric brings such J*O*Y!!
For everyone in the Marcus Fabrics family, we're all about beautiful fabric, and we love bringing you the very best! So, naturally, fabric had to be part of the prize for the winner. Winner....lets make it WINNERS!!
The random number generator chose these three comments:
|Abigail's Pins pattern and Pin Money fabric|
Thanks for such great directions. I love the block. I like to use any fabric that comes along. Scrap quilts are my favorites so anything goes as far as fabric lines. I most often use red, green, blue and yellow but every color has its place. I am making one quilt using your suggested colors and one quilt with blocks made from my scrap collection.
Congratulations, Ursula! I'll be sending you my Abigail's Pins pattern and fat quarters from my Pin Money collection.
|Nan's Fancy pattern and American Gothic fabric|
I love all fabric in general, but seem to gravitate to smaller prints regardless of color. I enjoyed the Market Day Sew~Along very much! I just finished my Union Forever block and love It! I used fabrics from my stash with the kit fabrics as a guide. Looking forward to seeing the other designers blocks as well.
Congratulations, Anonymous! I'll be sending you my Nan's Fancy pattern and fat quarters from my American Gothic collection.
|Ada's Prairie Stitches and fat quarters from the Prairie Stitches collection|
Ok this is my 3rd try at commenting.
Pam I wanted to thank you and you design team for offering the great sew along. I have just finished making the "Union Forever" block. It was great. You advice on trimming 1/16 th" was perfect. It made the difference in this block being a difficult level to an intermediate/ experienced quilter level. It was so exact, I did not have to square up my block! Thank you again.
Congratulations, Mardi! I'll be sending you my Ada's Prairie Stitches pattern and fat quarters from my Prairie Stitches collection.
Winners, please email me at Pam@HeartspunQuilts.com to supply me with your mailing information.
In reading your many comments, I learned that some of you are not getting my blog posts via email, which makes it very easy to print the pattern directions. Please sign-up to receive not only my blog posts via email, but all the other sew-along designers as well. You'll find the "Follow by Email" icon on the right-hand sidebar of my blog.
In the meantime, you can also click here for printable instructions of my Union Forever block.
We have more really great blocks coming your way each Friday in the coming weeks. Don't miss a thing! Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts will post her block on Friday.
Here's the line-up of our sew-along:
8/1 Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts www.HeartspunQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/8 Paula Barnes ~ Red Crinoline Quilts www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/15 Sarah Maxwell ~ Homestead Hearth www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
8/22 Pati Violick ~ Marcus Fabrics www.MarcusMentions.com
8/29 Gloria Parsons ~ Olde Green Cupboard www.OldeGreenCupboard.Blogspot.com
9/5 Nancy Rink ~ Nancy Rink Designs www.NancyRinkDesigns.com/blog
9/12 Mary Ellen Robison~Red Crinoline Quilts www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
9/19 Dolores Smith ~ Homestead Hearth www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
9/26 Lisa Shepard ~ Marcus Fabrics www.MarcusMentions.com
10/3 Red Crinoline Quilts ~ Quilt Revealed! www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com