flea market fancy star quilt… for you!


It’s time for a giveaway, don’t you think? This week marks a momentous occasion for me — one that I want to celebrate with you, since without the internet and the world of blogging, I’d probably still be just staring at a pile of fabric, rather than at a pile of quilts! One year ago, on October 1st, I finished my very first quilt… a fall zig zag quilt, which you can see here.

Over the past year, I’ve quickly fallen in love with quilting (my family might use different words… I’m thinking the words ‘crazy’ and ‘obsessed’ might be bandied about…) In any case, crazy or not, it’s been a lot of fun, and you all are a part of why it’s so fun! So thank you so much for visiting, for commenting, for providing encouragement and helpful suggestions … you keep me wanting to continue this crazy quilting obsession!


And now the giveaway — I’ve made up a mini quilt using my very favorite fabric line, Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy. This fabric is some of the very first fabric that I fell in love with and started collecting a little over a year ago, so it seems only appropriate that it should be used in this quilt. I quilted it with straight and curved lines (I love the way this quilting looks with the stars – it reminds me a bit of shooting stars) and used another FMF print for the binding.

I kept the backing simple, with just a couple smaller stars in one corner. The finished quilt measures about 24″ x 27″. I’d probably hang it, either horizontally or vertically, but you’re certainly welcome to use it as you’d like!


To enter, please leave a comment on this post. As always, I’d love it if you’d write more than ‘please enter me’ … Here are some ideas — what’s your favorite type of quilt? Do you prefer to use quilt patterns or do you like to make it up as you go? Do you like wonky or are you more into straight and traditional? Do you like to use fabrics from the same line (or by the same designer) or do you like to mix it up? Of course, if you’re not feeling these questions, or if you don’t quilt, feel free to leave a comment about anything else!

I’ll select a winner on Thursday, October 1st!

Edit: Comments are now closed. I’ll select and post the winner shortly!


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