Christmas came early this year !

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail I wasn’t sure was completely legit… Carrie Nelson over at the Moda Cutting Table blog was telling me I had won a blog hop give away ! The blog hop was introducing Christa Watson’s new book:


Well, anyone that read this post knows that I need all the help with machine quilting I can get !

The giveaway also included these fabulous fabrics:


38 delicious fat quarters of Basic Mixologie by Studio M

It was hard for me to believe that I actually had won the giveaway because I never win stuff…. I mean, I’ve often thought of myself as “fortunate” but “lucky” ? Nope, that’s someone else… not me ! Anyhoo, I guess you have already figured out that the email actually was legit and I did win !!!

The package arrived at our post office on Monday and it was so much fun unpacking it  🙂

I was so looking forward to receiving Christa Watson’s book and that big bundle of Basic Mixologie but Carrie filled the box with so many additional surprises, it was like crazy wild happiness times 10 ! ! My family thought I was loosing my mind, non- quilters just don’t “get it”.

I received Christa’s book plus Heidi Staples book “Sew Organized” – I think Carrie must be psychic ’cause there’s lots of useful tips in here to help me along the way.


I also received all these cute little bundles of mini charms:



100_3414 2 bundles of fat eights ! The one on the left is some wonderful christmas fabric and the one on the right is a beautiful mix of cream and blues, some of which are batiks. Neither bundle had a collection card included so I can’t tell you anything other than I really like them and I have spent the last 24 hours considering what I am going to do with this windfall !! I’m so thankful to Carrie Nelson for her generosity and to Moda and to Mr. Random number generator for choosing my comment :))))) !


I’m not really sure if all the above excitement counts as  WIP post because I am linking up with Lee over at WIP Wednesday.

So I’ll just add that I have this quilt quilted and the binding made but in my excitement, forgot to take a picture. I’ll do a proper photo shoot as soon as I get’er stitched up.


Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday !


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracey
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 09:31:46

    Oh my goodness! What a win! Is your quilt made from a jelly roll?



    • Colleen
      Oct 21, 2015 @ 10:09:54

      I know, hard to tell I was excited, eh ? The print strips are 4 or 4.5″ wide. The quilt was made by the ‘tube’ method from Tula Pink’s book. There is a tutorial for it somewhere that I will find and include when I post my finished pictures of that quilt.



  2. Susan A
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 12:17:01

    That is definitely a sweet win! And love your quilt–the colors are delicious!



  3. sewcrazyforpurple
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 13:15:46

    Wow! Congratulations xxxx Lucy x hopping over from freshly pieced.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Lynn White
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 05:14:00

    Oh the quilt is lovely and how wonderful for you to win, what a great feeling. Look forward to see what you make with the fabric.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. allisonreidnem
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 05:21:53

    That is a win and then some Colleen! I feel really happy for you ☺ I have Christa’s book on my Amazon wish list – I’d love to know what you think of it once you’ve had a chance to have a proper look through.

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  6. Anne Simonot
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 16:00:30

    Wow, awesome! I have won a few giveaways but never one quite as generous as this! Enjoy!



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