Saturday, September 24, 2016

September Quilty Box Giveaway!

Oh, be still my French General Loving Heart!

I’ve got a fabulous French General filled Quilty Box to give away to one of my lucky faithful readers.

Who wants it?

This box is just full of the yummy fabrics that French General by Kaari Meng is known for.  Deep reds. Glorious golds. Totally Tempting Taupes.  Never-to-be-missed Neutrals, all from the Madame Rose collection and Moda.

What is a Quilty Box?
  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box of fun quilting supplies. We offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (Fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $50
  • We will be using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty
Your support is appreciated. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact me.
Get Quilty!
Patrick Claytor, CEO
Quilty Box
Subscribe today at Quiltybox.com

I LOVE the fact that 5% of the profits go to Quilts for Kids!  It’s a win win all the way around!

Let’s look closer at this box:

A bundle of 9 fat quarters from the Madame Rouge collection

2 patterns: Mont Blanc and La Fraise Rouge

OESD 4’’ fine point curved embroidery scissors

2 skeins of Cosmo 6 strand floss in deep red.

And Olympus embroidery needles to stitch it with!
Doesn’t this make you want to dig in and get started?
A bit about the gal behind French General, Kaari Meng!
Catch up with Kaari and her doings on her blog HERE.
Who is ready to win this box?  Our drawing will happen Thursday evening, September 29th.
Good luck, everyone!

While I’ve got your attention, THIS happened last night:

Two new patterns in the Quiltville Store!

I am kicking off the release of two new digital patterns in the Quiltville Store! I know it's been a long time coming, but I have finally finished writing the pattern for H is for Happy, P is for Pinwheel and both quilt variations are included. The pattern is given in two sizes.

I've also uploaded the pattern for Spanish Rose, our recent Quiltville Mediterranean Cruise project. This nine-page full color pattern is full of hints helps tips and tricks to show you just how easy back basting applique can be!

We are kicking these releases off with a 25% off all digital downloads sale good until October 1st. Use the code Digital25 in the coupon area of the shopping cart to redeem. Must use code at time of purchase.
And all of the other information can be found in last night’s pattern release HERE so you can catch up and know what to do.
I’ve been seeing loads of this around and it brings a smile!
I love pumpkin season!
So this is on the front burner for me today:
Pumpkin time!
I was actually up at 4-something-am this morning.  I couldn’t sleep.  And I found out why.  My calendar was off by a day and I was sweating bullets thinking I was getting home from Delaware on Thursday and leaving for the Caribbean cruise on Friday.  NOPE!  My schedule is drive up tomorrow, workshop Monday, lecture Monday evening, and workshop Tuesday, so I will get home WEDNESDAY and have Thursday to catch up and pack. SO MUCH BETTER.
Once that was sorted out and my mind wasn’t in a panic anymore I was able to pull these out, start counting.  I also did some trimming.  I’m nearly half way to where I need to be.  So guess what I’ll be working on today? [note: no pattern available, this is a project for the NEXT book!]
Today there WILL be a nap.
Do you like to work on seasonally-inspired projects?  I love autumn and I’m so glad it’s here!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I don't get people who don't get my need to always be creating. That's likely why I like hanging around all of you!
You get me. We get each other!
Have a lovely Saturday, everyone!

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  1. Everyone works at different speeds and has different taste. We need to accept everyone for the way they are. Have a safe journey to Delaware. Blessings, Gretchen

  2. you are always so busy - I don't know how you can keep up with yourself! I do a lot too but you have me beat hands down!

  3. my husband doesn't understand how my crafting is not just a hobby but the only way to keep me grounded and sane in my hectic life but he supports me (and even enables me). I know I'm lucky


  4. I LOVE French General fabrics. I've entered your giveaway & fingers crossed that maybe, just maybe, my number will be chosen this time! Love your new pumpkin project! Looks like fun!

  5. I am so looking forward to the MQ, love this time of year, not only the gorgeous Fall colors and smells...but the mystery too. Love the little pumpkin blocks.

  6. I love Pumpkin pie! I will eat it for Breakfast. Love the French General! Quilting on in my basement too. Happy Saturday!

  7. I love Pumpkin pie! I will eat it for Breakfast. Love the French General! Quilting on in my basement too. Happy Saturday!

  8. I really hope I'm chosen for this Quilty Box giveaway! I would love to try French General and this box looks awesome. I really love your string pumpkins with the black background. I would love to try some too but I have very little orange fabric. It must be nice to have a large selection of each color to choose from!

  9. Sigh, wish I could convince DH to go on a cruise with you. He loves cruises but he says NOT a quilt one. Was thinking if I could talk my quilt friend to go and her hubby come, we could dump the guys together......... Mary Ann

  10. First I would like to send you and your family condolences for the loss of your cousin. I so enjoy the antique mall pictures whenever you post them. All of my grandmothers remaining quilts are in my home and these old well loved and used quilts remind me of her. Hurrah for new patterns. I will be ordering them shortly. I wanted to take time to thank you so much for tips and instruction regarding seam allowance and cutting tips. My accuracy has gone up two hundred percent. Most of all I want to thank you for getting me interested in sewing and collecting vintage sewing machines. Last I'd like to share something I recently discovered while cutting the quarter square triangles for my first leader/ender challenge. I am using the speciality rulers you recommend until I can get one of your all in one tools. I found that leaving fabric (or previously cut pieces) on the cutting surface under these tools significantly increase your accuracy by leveling the ruler. You probably all ready know this but I wanted to share in case you didn't. I even put some fabric above my strip in addition to leaving cut pieces to the left of my strip. Because of your tips on cutting, sewing on vintage single stitch machines and all these great patterns I can now piece all those scrappy multi-piece quilt blocks that I used to avoid. Thanks. Ellen in Arkansas

  11. Pitter patter, pitter patter on three levels, that's what French General does to me, yet I just couldn't afford it yet. Everything I see it, my funds are depleted then u forget to save for it. Thanks for the H pattern Bonnie, appreciate you. Aka carolslists@gmail.com or aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

  12. Pitter patter, pitter patter on three levels, that's what French General does to me, yet I just couldn't afford it yet. Everything I see it, my funds are depleted then u forget to save for it. Thanks for the H pattern Bonnie, appreciate you. Aka carolslists@gmail.com or aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

  13. I love reading your post and blog, I read them all, so enjoyable. What a wonderful gift it would be to win.

  14. I do love French Genral fabrics. Thank you so much for offering this Quilty box.

  15. Looking forward to Mystery Season.
    Love those pumpkins, glad to see you now carrying digital patterns for those of us who need instant gratification.

  16. I love the comment best!

    Yesterday Rick found a piece of fabric a little bigger than a dog ear and asked if it should be saved. I said toss it. He looked at me startled and said "Bonnie could make a whole quilt out of this!!! I laughed.

    Rick so "gets it". I've brought home 2 vintage machines in rapid succession a just serviced Singer 128 followed me home from my LQS and then I ran into a Guild member at the same LQS who wanted to sell a Featherweight 222. LUCKY, lucky me.

    Now I roll my eyes when someone asks how many machines I have.

    Safe travels and Bon Voyage.

  17. WOW - great giveaway - thanks.

  18. I Love, Love Autumn. My favorite time of year hands down. Then comes winter, my 2nd fave. (I'm a true New Englander).

  19. After reading your message to the Yahoo group I came by to check things out and enter the give away-thank you for the chance to win some French General! How do you ever keep up with all of us in these various formats? You must have a checklist. :) But mostly-I'm so excited it is only a bit more than a month away from Mystery Season! My friend Kathy and I are holding off on new projects until then, but then, Katy bar the door!

  20. I bet you! You wanna see grumpy momma bear...don't let her near the sewing machine for a week!

  21. I love Fall.I love bake pumpkin cakes and see how leaves change their color.

  22. hi bonnie....thanks for the generous give-a-way....the french general is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
    fall is my favorite season and your pumpkins are adorable and a definite must for october. once again thanks so much for making me become a better quilter. janet

  23. Loving those pumpkins. missed u here in RI a couple of weeks ago. Was unable to get out of work in time.


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