but first... "Thank You" to everyone that commented on last week's post and offered their kind words and best wishes for Redbird Quilt Co.!
click on this post and comment to enter last week's Aurifil thread giveaway - it's open until appx 9:00pm EST Monday April 7th. Thanks again to Aurifil for sponsoring thread giveaways all month long! #aurilove
I did my best to respond to each sweet comment in the giveaway post but, I must admit, I was pleasantly overwhelmed with responses and I've fallen behind. Please know that your giveaway entries are secure.
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OK - on to the celebration and giveaways!!
Today I'm honored to guest host "Anything Goes Monday" - a fantastic weekly Linky party created by Marelize Ries at Stitch by Stitch blog.
If you've never visited Stitch by Stitch I invite you to jump over and check out Marelize's lovely lineup of patterns and tutorials, along with her inspirational free motion quilting.
You absolutely have to see what Marelize makes with her creative self and a little Bernina Artista 180!
Marelize recently designed, created, quilted and published "Summer Solstice" available on her Craftsy Pattern store by clicking here.
New followers -- if you have a blog I would invite you to try the Linky party -- it's a fun way to share your work with others and to enjoy a world of blogger creativity!!
Today's celebration also includes the announcement of Redbird Quilt Co.'s first ever published pattern "Spring Basket"! Yippee, happy dance, cartwheels and BIG smiles !!
Craftsy Pattern Store!! Just click the link below !!
The printed version will be available at a few local and online quilt shops - stay tuned for these upcoming announcements!
The PDF pattern includes full size Applique Shapes (ready to print on 8.5" x 11" freezer paper sheets), step by step start to finish instructions with supporting images, and suggestions for finishing the quilt with big stitch quilting.
Because it is my first pattern I look forward to hearing your constructive feedback on either version. As always - thanks for your support and encouragement, it drives me to continue growing and sharing what I love <3
I'll be sharing 3 copies of "Spring Basket" in your choice of PDF or Printed version. I'm pleased to say the contest is open internationally (international winners will receive a PDF version of the pattern).
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Check out this beautiful thread pack that includes spring colors that compliment Darlene Zimmerman's Lazy Daisy Basket line for Robert Kaufman. These threads would work perfectly if you made "Spring Basket" in cotton - you can even machine stitch it!! Oh such beautiful colors!! Thank you Aurifil!
To enter the giveaway:
This weeks giveaway includes 3 "Spring Basket" patterns and one Aurifil Thread pack!
Winners will be chosen using these methods:
Follow my Craftsy Pattern Store here - and one lucky Craftsy Pattern Store follower will be chosen to win a "Spring Basket" pattern.
Comment on the Redbird Quilt Co. Facebook Post celebrating the "Spring Basket" pattern. All comments will be placed in a hat and one will be drawn to win a "Spring Basket" pattern.
Comment on this blog post and two winners (one "Spring Basket" pattern and one Aurifil Thread Pack) will be chosen!
On this post tell me what you like about the design.
Leave an extra comment if you follow my blog and tell me how you follow.
You can get extra chances to win if you share the "Spring Basket" celebration on any social media outlet (Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Blogging) - leave one comment per share !!
This giveaway will be open until 9:00pm EST Monday,
Now back to Anything Goes Monday !! Woohoo -- we're really partying now!!
Using the InLinkz Link-up below - link up any current projects you've been busy with, anything at all! From quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet, it can be of any fiber art. If its handmade, share it!
I'm looking forward to this new adventure with everyone.
Thanks again for your support and smiles -- they really make my day!