a giveaway winner, and some works in progress…

Wow! Again, great comments (and so many of them!) And on to our winner… #131, Anna F.

Because there were so many entries, I decided to add another prize. The second winner will win one fat quarter of this fabric – they can select either the pink or the blue. And the winner is #339, Beth.

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Congrats to you both! I’ve sent you both emails!

The weather has been so nice here lately that I haven’t been doing much sewing, but here are a few things in the works…

a little something with some Wonderland –


making lots of piles –




Oh, and I finally finished these two beach bags…


…just in time for summer to be about over!

(these bags were made using Orla Kiely dishtowels I bought at Target back in February… the beach bag tutorial is here, for those who are interested!)

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23 Responses to a giveaway winner, and some works in progress…

  1. 1
    Nicole says:

    Oh I love the pear bag…I love Orla Kiely! Does she sell her fabric? Where did you find it if she does?

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    Julie says:

    Oooh! Another string quilt in the making? Pretty colors! I love the bags. Looks like you’ll be set for next summer.

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    beth says:

    can’t believe I won that fabric!
    i’ll be dreaming about what to with it until it arrives. can’t wait. thanks so much!

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    Heather says:

    Congrats to both of the winners! Woo hoo. I love all your wonderful piles. Makes me want to start attacking my small fabric stash to figure out what else to quilt.

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    Sarah says:

    I love the blue Orla fabric you used for your beach bag. Where did you get that?

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    Faith says:

    Holy moly, that is ONE stack of cut out fabric!

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    Tiffany says:

    I love Wonderland! One quilt down and some left in my stash for another one. Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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    Ooooh! More wonderland and hexes. I can’t wait to see!!

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    Oh – and just out of curiousity….did you decide to keep the 9-patch? I’m wayyyyyyyyyyy behind on this round…

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    anina says:

    Congrats to the winners!
    All your WIPs look great.

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    Aoife says:

    I’m obsessed with the wonderland range. I’ve made so many things with it, I think I’ll have to branch out soon!

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    Cristin says:

    Congrats to the winners, lucky doggs!
    I see half hexagons in one of those stacks… and what lovely stacks they are! CUTE bags too! I need to wander thru the kitchen area at Target for some tea towels too… love them!

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    Kate says:

    So lovley piles of colour! Congratulations to the lucky ladies x

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    Louise says:

    beautiful stacks! can’t wait to see the products. i absolutely LOVE your quilts (am i gushing?!).

    i just finished my first teeny-tiny quilt. i hope that you don’t mind a few links to your page as sources of inspiration.

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    Kyla says:

    i LOVE the pear bag!!!<3 that stack of scraps has gotten bigger since i last saw it at the beach. glad to see that your making progress though it has been sunny for once this summer.

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    bonnie says:

    bags look very cute. you will be all ready for next summer. i have looked for those towels in target and have not been able to find them.

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    That pear print is amazing! I’ll have to take a closer look at the dishtowels at my Target.

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    Sharon B in WA State says:

    Love the bags. You’re so clever to utilize dish towels for these. I did an internet search on Orla Kiely, and looks like her towels are no longer available at Target. There’s still some tableware listed though for purchase. I couldn’t find any fabric outside the UK either. Can’t imagine why her line hasn’t been picked up by a US distributor. Anyway, thanks again for the inspiration. I’ll definitely start looking at dish towels in a whole new way from now on.

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    JulieFrick says:

    Oh, yes, Wonderland! I just finished 64 string blocks with it, and I’m still jonesing for more.

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    Marty says:

    I think it’s a strange lot that gets excited about a photo of fabric scraps. But I’m in the lot for sure. I’m working on my string quilt from a great basket fut of scraps. So much color and possibility.

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    Susan says:

    Wow…I think I need to pay more attention to the kitchen towels at Target! Love the bags!

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