Wednesday, May 30, 2012

One-Flower Wednesday and 200th Post Giveaway

Encouraging words of the day:
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. ~ Hebrews 10:23, NLT

All sorts of things going on:

First of all, it's One Flower Wednesday, that day when Karen from Journey of a Quilter  provides a linky for all of to share our hexagon flowers.  I managed to get one done.  This goal of making at least one flower a week really adds to my garden each week.  That's a good thing since it seems like I'm actually working on two hexie quilts, my landscape with my little ranch house in it and another with scrappy flowers.  Here's a flower for one of them:

Then, yay!  My sister who blogs at  "My Sister Made Me Do It" is back from her vacation visiting her sons in North Texas.  I missed her and glad she's back home although I'm glad she was able to spend time with her sons and their families.  She came by my house on her way home bearing goodies.  Just look at these beautiful fat quarters and these too cute sewing ladies.  Thanks, Ida.  Glad you're back and not just because of the goodies.

200th Post Giveaway! I’m almost there as this will be post #198.  I have a new sponsor, "Connecting Threads."    

I make that sound like I have lots of sponsors when this is just my second one, but really, I already loved "Connecting Threads" even before they became a sponsor.  I love their prices, their fabrics, their threads, and their notions.  I have ordered all of the afore mentioned at various times and have never been unhappy with anything.  Now, I've received this fabulous fat quarter bundle from  "Connecting Threads."  This is the entire beautiful "Sweetgrass Prairie Collection.”  It’s full of blossoms and textures in a soft, vintage color palette designed to mimic the look of mid-19th century quilts.  There’s even a “cheater” FQ of hexagons.  That is a total of 33 fat quarters. 

These fabrics are gorgeous and rather than give them all to one winner, I have divided them up into 3 bundles so there will be 3 winners, each winning 11 fat quarters.  The major colors are pinks and purples,

greens and blues which includes the cheater hexagons,

and browns. so that will be the way the bundle is divided. 

To enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices.  The first name that comes up in the Random Number Generator will get their first choice.  The second name drawn will get their choice next.  If their first choice has been taken by #1, they will get their 2nd choice.  The third name drawn gets the bundle that is left.

2. For a second chance to win, blog about this giveaway and place the link to your blog in your comment.

3.  Giveaway ends on June 6th at midnight MDT.  Maybe by then, I will be announcing the winner on my 200th post.  Good luck.

That is all.


Jennifer Gail said...


Jennifer Gail said...

Posted on my blog.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I love Connecting Threads too, especially the thick feel of their fabric and the copious amount of thread on their cones!
I like purple, then brown, then the blues. Thanks!

Gill said...

Congrats on nearly 200!
I'd love 2, 1, 3

Kathy ~~~ said...

congrats on your 200th post! Brown, purple and blue. thanks for the chance.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulation on 200! I love Connecting Threads fabrics and their threads are my go to favs. I am into the fall/winter season quilting(happens when you have a shop) so #3,#2,#1.

Sallie said...

Congratulations! I'd choose browns, then pink & purples, then greens & blues. Thanks for sharing!

Sallie said...

I blogged about it at

Richard Healey said...

I am going for the 1, 3, 2 All are wonderful and in each group I have one or 2 that I just LOVE. Great giveaway and say thank you to your sponsor for us.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congrats on 200!! My choice would be: 1.greens and blues
2.pinks and purples

Thanks for the chance!

Sunnybec said...

Oh yes please would love to win some FQs, really wish Connecting Threads would post International, they have some fabulous bargains! My choice would be 2,1,3. Thanks you.

Heartsdesire said...

Congratulations on closing in on your 200th post. This will be a great milestone. Love the fabrics from Connecting Threads. I would pick #3, then #2, then #1. Although, they are all fabulous and I would like any bundle if I won.

Michele T said...

Wow! Thanks for the chance!!
1st choice: greens and blue
2nd choice: pinks and purples
3rd choice: browns

hueisei said...

Congrats on nearly 200 posts and a new sponsor :)
I love to win the fabrics :) I love 2,3 and 1

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks for this...I choose 2,1 and 3...congrats on your posts.

Doniene said...

Hi Irene, I found your blog because Sallie blogged about your giveaway and I love fabric - but I noticed the collection right away because I love Connecting Threads too!! But most of all I'm glad to meet a new fellow blogger who shares the word! Blessings to you!!!

My list of choices :


Thanks for the chance to win!!


robin said...


1) Browns
2) greens/blues
3) Pink/purples


robin said...

On my blog:

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks for the giveaway-I love the browns, then pinks and finally greens but happy with any.

krisgray said...

What a great giveaway!
1. purple
2. blue/green
3. brown

Unknown said...

Please enter Vickie - Oooooohhh. so pretty.
1. browns
2. greens/blues
3. pinks/purples

Mrs.Pickles said...

congrats on 200 posts and thank you for the chance to win. I would say 312.

Diane H said...

Congratulations all round! Love Connecting Threads. My choice would be 3,2 then 1. Thanks, very much for the fun giveaway.

Janet said...

Nice giveaway. Congratulations on 200 posts! I would choose brown, purple, green/blue.

Elisabetta said...

thank you so much for this opportunity, I never won a fat qarter, this could be the first?
my choice is: & purples
2.greens & blues

Elisabetta said...

I linked to your giveaway right here:

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Congratulations! I'd choose
1-greens and blues
2-pinks and purples
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Congrats on your almost 200th post!! Love your flower and the gifts from Ida.
My choices are:
1. Brown
2. Purple
3. Pink
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway. Connecting Threads is definitely one of my main 'go to' online stores. Like you, I have never been unhappy with a purchase from them.

Caroline said...

Congrats on almost 200 posts!
Choices in order 3, 2, 1 !

Teresa F. said...

My choice would be:
Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Sandra said...

2, 3, 1

Thanks for the chance to win. They are all gorgeous

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

#3 #2 #1 Recebi e-mail falando deste sorteio isso vale?...Vou enviar alguns se for o caso.Obrigada.PS:eu não tenho blog,só te

Alison V. said...

#3, #1, #2

What a fun bunch of fabrics!

Rosa said...

Congratulations.I`d love 2,3,1.
Yhanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

1 (you know me and purple ;)), 3, 2. Thanks and congratulations (congrats on the sponsor too!)

sister outlaws said...

I don't want to be part of the give away Irene but wanted to say how much I love your hexie flower today and how disciplined you are to keep making one a week! Also - I LOVE that fake hexie patchwork fabric! What lovely colours! Someone is going to make great stuff with this stash!!!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful flower Irene and the fabric from your sister is very cute.

Lisa Cox said...

Just gorgeous fabrics.
I would choose brown, then green/blue, then pink/purple.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

And congrats on 200 posts (even though you aren't quite there yet.)

Gene Black said...


In that order.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I, too, am glad to be home after such a wonderful visit with the kids.......I can't wait to see what you create with the Loralie Ladies this time! You already know how I drooled over the Connecting Threads Bundle and since I always disqualify myself from your giveaways I guess that is all I can do is drool....congratulations on your 200th post! Love you.

Samantha said...

Congratulations on your almost 200th post. :D

The order I like is pink/purple, brown, green/blue.

Thanks for a chance to win. This is a really sweet line of fabric!

Crystal said...

Such beautiful fabrics, congrats on post 200! I like the purple, then the brown, then the blue : )

Rose said...

Irene, congratulations on your 200th post and I love your hexie flower. Connectiong Threads is one of my favorite places to shop. I bought fabric there for a Scrappy Log Cabin, I was so amazed at the feel of the fabric! My choices for the fat bundles would be:
I also posted the give-away on my blog:


Sooli said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! I think I would have to say blue for my first choice, green for the second and brown for the third choice!
Thanks for the chance to win something!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your forthcoming 200th post. Lots ideas, creativity and inspiration.
Many more to come.
Thanks for the chance of wining one of these fabulous bundles.
2 - 3 - 1

Unknown said...

I bloged about your giveaway here

Unknown said...

I bloged about your giveaway here

Unknown said...

Congratulations on 200 posts
I will now blog about it, hugs, Sue

Melody said...

What a fabulous giveaway. My order is
I'll blog about this tomorrow.

Maria said...

Lovely flower this week...
Congratulations on your 200th post.
Thank you for a chance to win yur great fabric giveaway.
My chioce is

Glenys said...

I'll like the first bundle. Thank you!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Gorgeous hexie! I love reds and greens. Congratulations on you 200th post!
My choice is 2 - 3 - 1. Thank you

Josie McRazie said...

I cannot even BEGIN to tell you how much I LOVE Connecting threads! I think 60% of my fabric has come from there!!!
You put them in the order I would choose! LOL
Congrats on the sponsor!!

Mhairi said...

What a great giveaway and congratulations on your milestone.
My choice for the fabric bundles is
#2, #3, #1.
Thanks for the chance.

Josie McRazie said...

I blogged here!!

Needled Mom said...

I love the Connecting Thread products. I, too, have never been disappointed with them. My choices are 3,2,1

barbara woods said...

my choices are i then 2 then 3 thanks for the giveaway

~Kelie~ said...

Love these fabrics!!!!! I would be happy with any of them but if I had to choose an order I'd choose 1,3,2! Thanks fot the chance

Kathy H said...

I would pick numbers 1, 3 and2. I love connecting threads too. Thanks for the chance in your great giveaway.

Christine M said...

Congratulations on almost 200 posts. I'm also nearly at 200 posts too! I would pick green/blue first, then browns and then pinks/purples. Although they are all lovely. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Francis Paul said...

'gefeliciteerd' as we say in Dutch on your posts! my favorite fabric in a row is: 1-2-3.

thanks for the chance to win :-)

Mike Pearson said...

2 then 3 then 1 ... blast off!

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

Love the pinks and purples but i'm addicted to all fabric. thanks for the giveaway. Lisa

Sheila said...

I love connecting threads as well , have a lot of their thread and love it!I would choose 2,3,1 , thanks for the chance.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

3, 1, 2 thanks for the chance

Joyce said...

2,3,1...but all beautiful. Thank you!

marina said...

what a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter.
My first choice would be pack 2 then 1, then 3.
On the home stretch to 200!

Michell said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway

Choices are


Anonymous said...

Olá! Conheci seu blog através do post da Gina e resolvi participar (não tenho certeza se posso...).
Bom, estarei te acompanhando à partir de agora. Parabéns pelo blog!
Venha conhecer meu blog!
Um abraço

Anonymous said...

Ah! Esqueci de colocar minha ordem de cores: 3, 1, 2.
Me desculpe, mas não entendo nada em inglês!

Marcia W. said...

My choices are
1st greens and blues
2nd browns
3rd pinks and purples

I too like Connecting Threads fabrics and thread. Congratulations on so many posts (and I follow Ida's blog too when google cooperates)

Margaret said...

Congratulations on almost 200th post and the new sponsor. I would pick #1, #2 then #3. Thanks for the opportunity to win some quilty goodness.

Anonymous said...

Hi If i was lucky enough to win i would like to choose
1/ browns
2/ pinks and purples
3/ greens
i have come over from Ida's blog and i love those fabrics she gave you,what a lovely sister,thankyou.xx

Dianne said...

Thanks for the chance on these bundles.
1st blue and green
2nd pink and purple
3rd brown.
Would love to win any. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...


pizzaeater said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My choices would be 1, 3, 2.

Jennyroo said...

First choice is pinks and purples, then the blue/greens, and last choice is browns.

Teri said...

Great first choice is 3 then 1 then 2

hueisei said...

Blogged here -

Mary Ann said...

Connecting Threads is a great place for internet bargains! My choices are 1. purple/pink, 2. browns, 3. greens/hexies Thanks for the chance to win!!

Raelene said...
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Raelene said...

Congrats on 200! I love Connecting Threads fabrics! 1,2,3
Hugs and thanks

Anthea said...
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Anthea said...

Oh, pick me, pick me!! My first preference is the pinks/purples, 2nd the browns, 3rd the greens/blues. I love your hexy flower this week, very cheerful. I have blogged it at Hibiscus-Stitches.blogspot... Thanks for giving US the chance to get pressies on YOUR blog-birthday! Well done on reaching your milestone post of 200!!

Linda said...


I would love to receive ANY of these fabrics, but if you need my preferences it would have to be


Thank you for the opportunity to win.

rockgranny said...

Would love to win any, but if I can choose:
1st brown
2nd pink and purple
3rd blue and green
Thanks again.

Shari said...

Congratulations on almost 200 posts! These fabrics look lovely. If I'm lucky enough to win, Pink/Purple, then Green/Blue, then Brown.

Peggy said...
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Peggy said...

I would love to win the pink and purple fabric bundle, then 2, then 3.

Wendy said...

Fab giveaway! My first choice is Pink and Purple, then Blue and Green, then Brown.

thanks for the chance

Mike Pearson said...

It's on my blog ;)

nlcalendar said...

Would love to win any of these bundles. My preference
1 - pinks/purples
2 - greens
3 - browns
thanks, M

RSHudson said...

1. greens, 2. purples, 3. browns
but would be happy with any! Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

mary mahoo said...

Great giveaway! My preference would be greens & blues, 2) browns & 3) pinks & purples. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo C. said...

Congrats! My choices would be greens and blues, then pinks and purples and then brown. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

atabanana29 said...

Thank you~! I like 2,1 then 3!

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations on your upcoming 200th post and thanks for the giveaway.

My choices would be

1 purples
2 browns
3 greens and blues

Keep up the good work!

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats on your 200th post!
I like:
3-greens & blues

Thanks for the chance to win!!!


Carla G said...

Congratuations on 200 posts!! My choice would be blue/green, purple/pink, brown. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

JustPam said...

1-3-2. Thank you for the chance to win.

Deb said...

I've never tried anything from Connecting Threads. Thank you for your endorsement of their fabrics. I like the greens and blues, followed by the pinks and purples and then the browns.
Congrats on 200 posts.

Deb said...

Congrats on your 200 posts!! I'd pick 2, 1, 3. Thanks alot!

Debbie said...

Congrats on so many posts. my selection is:


Cheryll said...

I hope you don't mind mailing to Australia... cause I'm feeling LuCkY!
Well... I hope I'm lucky!
Thanks... :)
Bundles 2, 3 then 1 PLeasE!

Unknown said...

I'd like

Thank you for the chance
shel704 at aol dot com

Jeneta said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. The fabrics look fabulous! I would choose brown, then purple, then green/blue.

Mary K said...


Found you from the "Flower a day" site.

I would choose:

then Greens

Like you site.

Marelize Ries said...

Hi, I would choose, 2 - 1 - 3
Nice giveaway, good luck to everyone :-)

Ali said...

Those cheater hexagons are so cute! I'm making my first paper pieced hexagons in the next couple weeks here and I'm a bit intimidated by it. My choices would be.
1. pink/purple
2. green/blue
3. browns

Thank you and your sponsor for the giveaway!

Mrs Shepo said...

Well done on 200 posts and thanks to Connecting Threads and for the chance to win in your giveaway, my choice would be Blues and Greens, then Pinks and Purples, and then Browns. Cheers Pat.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a chance to win! Congrats on your 200th post!

I'd love 1, 2, 3 in that order. =)

Gene Black said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my post at

Donana said...

I would choose 1. Pinks N purples 2. Blues N greens 3. Browns. Great giveaway, Thanks! Congrats on your 200th post, that's really something to celebrate.

Vesuviusmama said...

Thanks for the chance to add 1) browns, 2) greens and blues or 3) pinks and purples to my stash.

Patti said...

Wonderful giveaway! My stash is terribly short of pinks and purples, so that would be #1. Greens would be #2. Thanks

Chiska said...

I love Connecting Threads too. My choices would be:
Greens and blues
pinka and purples.

Thanks for the chance!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

1,3, 2.....nice giveaway.

Doug Brasier said...

Pinks and purples, blues, and browns. Thanks for the giveaway!

zees5 said...

It's so hard to choose just one, but...
1. Greens & Blues
2. Browns
3. Pinks and Purples

andri. said...

Im loving 2,1,3!:) thanks n happy 200th!

Kate Brown said...


thanks so much!

emmy said...

Happy 200th, and thank you for the giveaway. My choices are 2, 3, 1. I order from CT frequentyly.

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on 200 posts! I too am a fan of Connecting Threads - love the quality and the variety too! My first choice is pinks and purples, my second is blues and greens, and my third is browns.

Winona said...

I love Connecting Threads. I am glad I found this giveaway just in time. I am a follower, but somehow missed this post till now. My choices would be:
First - 3.browns
Second - 1.pinks and purples
Third - 2.greens and blues
Thanks for the chance to win.

Julie Fukuda said...

It looks like you are going to have fun picking. Judging from my luck (or lack thereof) on the bingo, I am in no danger of adding to my already plentiful stash.
At 200 posts, I still didn't know where to look to find how many I had made. You are way ahead of me!

sunny said...

Not sure how I missed this the first time around. My choices would be 3,2,1. And I didn't realize that Ida was your sister. I recently made a block for her for BSA! How cool is that? Congrats on 200.