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Monday, August 4, 2014

Friends & Companions Sew-Along Winner!!

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
Ursula said...
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
The next winner is.....Anonymous who said.....
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
The next winner is Mardi who said....

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


  1. Congrats to the lucky winners! Gorgeous fabrics and patterns, Pam!

    On the subject of following via email--it just doesn't fit my routine. When I sit down to read my email it is usually just a quick perusal of incoming "mail", not a time when I have a lot of minutes to spend at the computer. When I have more time I check my blog roll for new posts and then I can enjoy reading and commenting. When I have tried following posts via email I get frustrated that I get caught up reading posts when I really don't have time. (Just a discipline problem on my part, I know.)
    I really like to keep the two separate. Maybe it is just me, but I do know I have heard a few others say similar things. : )

  2. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for hosting. I follow both with GFC and newsletter. I find the newsletter doesn't come into my mail until a day later, yet I can get it right away in my blog reader. I had no problem getting the pattern/directions.

  3. I am thrilled to see that I am a winner! I used Anonymous because I wasn't sure which one to use. I love the pattern and fabrics that I won! I It is so much fun participating in this with all the other quilters! Thank you Pam for giving us this opportunity!

  4. LUCKY LUCKY winners! This will be a fun SAL to watch.

  5. What lucky winners! Your fabrics and patterns are gorgeous. I'm almost finished with the first block. Looking forward to the next one!

  6. Congratulations to the winners. What wonderful prizes, you were so generous Pam. I can't wait to see what the next block will be.

  7. Congratulations to the winners! Gorgeous fabric and awesome patterns!! Pam, I do get your emails but I've never seen a printer friendly way to print off your patterns for sew alongs. I've done it the much more tedious highlight, copy and paste into a document method which is pretty time consuming. Thanks for inserting a clickable link to a very lovely and print friendly pattern for your Union Forever block! So nice and fast. If I'm missing something in your normal emails, I'd love to know what. :-) Thanks, Karla

  8. I was wondering if we would have another group on Flickr for Friends & Companions Sew~Along like we did previously.

  9. I would love to participate in a group, such as yahoo, where we could post pictures of our blocks as we go. If there's interest, I'd be willing to start up a YahooGroup. I've never done Flickr, but would be willing to learn. What do you think, Pam?