Monday, June 27, 2011

Giveaway WINNER and a modern quilt-along (read: super fun stuff)!!

Pin It Bad blogger. Bad, bad blogger! I know. I was supposed to post this a week ago. Life just kind of catches up with you, you know?

Anyway, before I get into who WON, I want to remind you that in my giveaway post I mentioned that there would be a super fun project that could be made entirely out of the fat quarters I'm giving away (along with your chosen background fabric).  Well, it's time to (sort of) reveal what that project is!

This concept was a Row Robin and is the idea of Jen of ReannaLily Designs. I was excited to be invited to join this fun group of gals in this project! Do you know what a Row Robin is? It is a quilt made in, usually, horizontal rows and each row is a different style or type. Many times ladies would pass the quilt along to the next person in the group and add a row. The quilt would continue to be passed around until it arrived back to the original owner- with all sorts of surprises- from fabric, to design, to technique. It is really a neat idea.  Think Round Robin, with a twist.

You'll be able to create your own quilt, in your own colors and you can even change the size. Along the way, there are five of us who made up individual rows in the entire quilt, which will be revealed one row at a time.  We all used completely different colors and styles. It's so customizable, it's easy and it will be so fun!!!!

Each week, the 5 Row Robin bloggers will show you their own stitched row design and link you to the blog tutorial for that row. We want to keep each new row a surprise, just like a traditional Row Robin, but I promise you'll love it (would I do it if I didn't think you would??).  Each one is so customizeable that you can really make it your own.

The row sizes given will yield a 48″ x 60″ baby quilt. Of course, as with most modern, some-what improvised designs, you can easily make this quilt larger, simply by making the rows longer or making some rows twice (or more than twice!)
Here are the designers:
July 5 Row 1- Lisa Marie from ThatCrazyQuiltyGirl (that's me!)
July 11 Row 2- Melissa from Lilac Lane
July 18 Row 3- Heather and Megan from Quiltstory
July 25 Row 4- Anne Marie of GenXQuilters
July 31 Row 5-Jen at ReannaLily Designs

The first row design goes live on Tuesday,July 5th and we’ll have another one each Monday after that for the next four weeks.  Start collecting a nice background fabric and a pile of focus fabrics. You probably need about 3 yards of background fabric, more if you decide to make a bigger quilt. And then some focus fabrics (I obviously used fat quarters!).  Someone used yardage of their favorite designer, another used a layer cake, and another used up a bunch of her adorable scraps in an attempt to further d-stash.

Oh, and we have a flickr page you need to join to see all the pretties and add your own. And also a button for your side bar!

NOW!  Without any further ado, the winner is............

Just Jenn who said:
Lovely giveaway! And thanks for pointing Sarah Vedeler out to me (yes, apparently I'm covered by a large slab o' rock). She seems really nice and down to earth, plus quite the talent; and well done you for giving such a good interview. Of course I'd love to win a bundle of fabric, so here's hoping my number gets picked!
Seriously, you can't make this stuff up!  How funny!

Congrats Jenn!!  Email me your address and I will get your stinkin' cute fat quarters out to you this week!

Also, if any of you had had problems right clicking anywhere on my blog, it's because I had added some code to my page that was supposed to disable the copying of pictures.  It didn't even work, until all of these blogger changes took affect.  I couldn't even copy the text on my own blog.  It has been removed now, so copy away!  Just please don't steal my pictures.  =]


  1. Hi Lisa. How do I do that button so that the text shows underneath? I can't remember!

  2. Really?! I won! Awesome! Thanks Dear, that's soooo exciting!!! Happy Monday to meeeeeeeeeeeeeee! =D

  3. Congratulations Jen!

    The Rockin Robin quilt along looks like fun! I'm just a beginner quilter (intermediate garment sewer) and think I'll follow along just for fun and experience! Now that the Canadian postal strike is over (kinda), I can order more fabric! :D