a Friday giveaway from Stash Fabrics

Hello there! I’m here today with a generous giveaway from Stash Fabrics. Stash Fabrics is a somewhat new advertiser here, so I thought we should spend some time getting to know them!

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Stash Fabrics is a small online business out of Georgia, owned and operated by Beth, who like so many of us, has a love of modern fabrics. Stash Fabrics sell modern quilting cotton, apparel fabric and home decor fabrics by the yard (with a minimum of a 1/4 yard cut), but also offer bundles and precuts by collection as well as custom curated bundles. They even carry all 303 colors of Kona Cotton!


And speaking of Kona, their newest fabric club is a Kona Club and starts shipping in September (they also offer other fabric clubs, which you can see here!) This club will take a trip around the color wheel each month and at the end of the year, participants will have amassed a selection of nearly half of the Kona colors in either fat quarters or half yards. Plus if you sign up before September 1st and stay in the club for the full 12 months, they will send a color card along for free with your 12th shipment! (They will also be randomly selecting someone to receive a color card with their first shipment if you sign up before September 1) You can find more information about the Kona club here.

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As far as shopping goes, there are a few things that are important to me, and Stash Fabrics has them nailed – free shipping over $50, great photos of the fabrics, and a site that’s easy to navigate. I love how clean their site is, and I think it’s fabulous that there are so many different ways to search for fabrics, since we all have our favorite way of browsing! One feature I particularly like is the ability to search by color, and the option to find coordinating prints by color. I don’t always search this way, but it sure is helpful when you’re looking for other prints in a specific hue.


So, want to know the giveaway prize? There are two prizes, actually! Beth was so generous to offer up a second prize so we could have two winners (more winners, yay!). The first prize is a $40 gift card (who doesn’t love selecting exactly what they want?!) and the second is a fat quarter bundle of their first month of the Kona club starting in September.

This giveaway is open to all and it’s easy to enter – just leave one comment here. If you’d like, let us know your current favorite Kona color (if you don’t know off the top of your head, take a peek here at all 303 colors!) I’m afraid I haven’t kept up very well on all the new colors and I’m quite sure there are several I need to add to my stash – tell me what they are! I’ll select two winners on Sunday evening and will update this post. Giveaway is closed. I’ll update with the winners shortly!


Can’t wait to get shopping? Beth is also offering a coupon code good for 10%your entire purchase through September 6th to further celebrate their Kona selection and encourage people to give their site a try. The coupon code is “WOW303″.

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Welcome, Stash Fabrics, and thanks for a fun giveaway!

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Update! We have two winners, as selected by random.org –

$40 Gift Certificate –

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Pam says:

Hi Ashley! My favorite Kona color is Blue Jay. Thanks for the great giveaway and thanks for your inspiring blog! I really enjoy looking at your quilts.

September Kona fat quarter bundle –

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Donna W says:

Jade Green is my favorite. But, I also love their black and use it all of the time.

Congratulations, ladies! Look for an email from me shortly. Thanks to everyone who played along, and a big thanks to Stash Fabrics!

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Action Kivu Fundraiser


I’m always so pleased to be able to post and spread the word about the Action Kivu fundraiser. This is the 6th year for this fundraiser, organized by Alissa Haight Carlton. Action Kivu works with women and children of the Congo who have been victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo. Part of how they help is by financing a sewing workshop, teaching women how to sew and consequently how to provide an income for their families.


If you have a minute, this blog post on the Action Kivu site is definitely worth a read (and the video worth a watch!). It’s truly amazing to see the excitement on the faces of the women who have completed the sewing course as they are given their certificate and new sewing machine, knowing that they can now help support themselves and their families. Please consider donating so that they can continue and expand these programs to help change even more lives.


And of course, as in previous years, your donation could also win you a fabulous prize! Check this post to see all the generous prizes that are available. Donating is easy – just click the Donate button next to the prize you’re interested in!


The goal is to raise $15,000 this year, so donate today and help make that a reality!

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my finished medallion quilt


Well hello there! As I may have mentioned, this summer hasn’t been good for my sewing or blogging habits. Those crazy kids would rather spend time at the lake or the pool, or out picking berries, or riding bikes rather than sitting inside so I can sew a few seams. Weird! Anyway, since I realized there wouldn’t be much in the way of new quilt tops, I thought it might be a good opportunity to finish up a few that have been lingering.


I picked two and sent them off to Gina to work her quilting magic. While I do mostly try to quilt my own quilts, there’s something really fun about sending off a quilt top and backing and then sitting back and waiting for a finished quilt to be returned! I decided to let her surprise me, and I was thrilled to see the fun stacked fan design she used on my medallion quilt. I love how the overall design looks on this quilt – giving it great texture but not distracting from the quilt design.


This quilt is a top I finished somewhat recently – it was really fun to try my hand at a medallion quilt and I enjoyed making it up as I went along. Anna Maria Horner’s prints from her Honor Roll line were the inspiration – I love the mix of patterns and colors and decided to make a quilt out of all prints, adding in a wide variety of other prints to round it all out.


I really love the mix of prints and the different scales of the prints. From afar, some prints look like solids but it’s fun to get close and realize that they’re all various prints. You can read my blog post about the quilt top here.


Thank you, Gina, for helping me get this one finished and keeping it from languishing in the unfinished quilt closet! I’m so pleased with the quilting and recommend Gina highly if you’re in need of some quilting. It really was a joy not to have to think about the basting part (my least favorite part!) or about inadvertently ruining a quilt top with some quilting that wasn’t quite right.


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