Welcome DuckaDilly! (+ giveaway)

I’m pleased to welcome a new sponsor to the site, DuckaDilly! This lovely shop is run by Lesley out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. At DuckaDilly, they say they are head over heels in love with Liberty of London, and it shows! They offer a wonderful selection of Liberty – tana lawns, jersey, and Liberty Lifestyle quilting cottons. I opted for some blues in my last order with DuckaDilly – snagging some of that great Queue for the Zoo (for my stash!) and some June’s Meadow jersey (a little something for Hazel, I think).

I asked Lesley a little about how the shop came to be, and she said that she started it just over two years ago out of a love for the luxurious and whimsical prints of Liberty. She said that she had been surrounded by Liberty fabrics throughout her life – her mom sewed clothing from these gorgeous prints and even took Lesley to the Liberty store in London to see the amazing display of fabrics. Loving everything English, Lesley named her studio DuckaDilly, which was the sweet nickname Winston Churchill called his daughter, Marigold. The marigold is also their logo.

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A great feature of this shop is that fabrics are sold by the 1/4 yard, which I love, since Liberty fabrics are more expensive, and I appreciate being able to add just a little bit to my stash. But even better than that, Lesley offers you your choice of a 1/4 yard cut or a fat quarter – just leave her a comment in the notes section of your order! Shipping is free over $75 and just $4.95 for smaller orders.

They are also starting their “I ♥ Liberty” subscription this month. It’s a monthly club where they will be curating lovely bundles of Liberty Tana Lawn. They will be offering both Fat Quarter and Fat Eighth versions.

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Today DuckaDilly is offering up a wonderful selection of lovely Liberty prints for this giveaway – there are 12 fat 16ths included in this great bundle – a great start to building your own Liberty stash, or a nice selection of prints to add to an existing stash!

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This giveaway is open to all, and will run through the weekend. Please leave a comment here (one per person, please!) and I’ll select a winner on Sunday evening.  Comments are now closed. I’ll select and announce a winner shortly!

In case you don’t win, or in case you can’t wait, Lesley is also offering 15% off storewide (excluding subscriptions and gift certificates) through April 13th with coupon code FITF. A big thanks and a big welcome to DuckaDilly!

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Spring in a quilt?

It’s supposed to be Spring, right? The sad dirty piles of snow still lingering outside our door make me think that’s not so. We had one semi-Spring like day the other day and we spent the day sitting outside exclaiming how nice it was not to have to wear coats, hats and mittens. Sadly, the next day it was once again chilly, windy and rainy, so I decided to pull together some Spring-like fabrics for a quick quilt. If it’s not going to be Spring outdoors, perhaps it can be inside? We’ll see.

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I love these pretty florals from Leah Duncan’s new line Meadow, and I found a couple prints from Pat Bravo’s Rapture line that paired quite nicely. I added in a few other basics, and I’m really happy with how it’s looking. I’m thinking of sewing it up into a quick plus quilt for a new little cousin. And until I get it finished, I’ll be admiring it and hoping Spring will come soon!

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Hazel – 9 months

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Oh Hazel! What a sweet baby. At 9 months Hazel is fast! She’s pulling herself up on everything and wanting desperately to walk. She learned to climb stairs last month and it’s her current favorite activity. Luckily Max acts as a very strict gate keeper.

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There’s lots of baby talk, and Max likes to think she’s practicing saying “Max”. He is her favorite person, so it wouldn’t surprise me if his name was her first word.

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These two. (It’s a good thing they’re cute – they certainly can be a challenge some days!)

Hazel is laying on my January Flowers quilt.
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