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Lucky Me!

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It has been years since I got lucky.  Not complaining.  Just been dealing with it.
But now that has all changed!

Back in August, I noticed that Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt was challenging the quilting community to assist her in reaching her yearly goal of donating 100 quilts for kids.  I was happy to participate and donated two quilts to my local women’s shelter.  You can read more about that here.

Many generous sponsors gave a little extra incentive to those of us who would be participating.  There turned out to be many participants.  And, happily, we exceeded the goal!

Now I have discovered that 24 is my lucky number because, as the 24th person to comment, I won a gift certificate from the lovely Christa of Christa Quilts.  It took me a day to get over the shock – and then I was at Christa’s online shop searching for fabric.  What a pleasant experience.  My first time shopping online….ever….for anything!

Christa had my order in the mail tout suite!
And now that it has arrived, I just have to show off my sweet loot!
This is the Meadow Friends layer cake – 42 pieces of 10″ squares.
I don’t even have a plan for it yet!  Can you believe it?

Ideas are percolating though….

And, as a bonus treat, I received this fabulous fabric panel!  It is the Right Angles quilt panel designed by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics.
I love the added surprise of getting this modern print panel.
Now I have to decide whether to use it as is, cut it up, use it as a backing, or which? What?
Any suggestions?

14 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    No suggestions, but congratulations!!! You totally deserve it. 😀 And Christa is SO SWEET! I was lucky enough to meet her at Sewing Summit, and she's just a wonderful person. 🙂

  2. Anne says:

    Congratulations on your win, Lorna. I recently won my first blog giveaway too. I'm still trying to believe my luck! :oD

  3. Lucky you! I am sure you will come up with wonderful projects and put all those items to great use! Hope your luck holds out!

  4. How exciting! Oh, fabric shopping online can be so fun and addicting. Can't wait to see what you make.

  5. Congrats! I do love a cheater panel more than anything! Like butter to handquilt, no seams!

  6. Congratulations Lorna! I have had only great experiences when ordering from Christa. She is so generous with the 'candy' that she adds in. Have fun with the fabric, I see a fun binding as well as bits to add in other quilts, just me though. I'm sure you will do wonderful things with it!

  7. Congratulations! What great fabric selections! I can't wait to see what amazing things you do with it!

  8. I don't know…but you are right: SWEET!!!!!

  9. Lucky you! and how lovely for them to include a little extra for you too 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Congrats!! First time shopping online??? How have you liiiiived? 😉

  11. Vicki says:

    No longer an on-line shopping virgin! You made a great choice. Wow, what a nice surprise…the panel is outstanding.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Well done Lorna ….congrats on the fabric wins …nice choice.

  13. Dominique says:

    You deserved a lucky day, Lorna! Congratulations, can't wait to see what you will be doing with these!

  14. woo hoo for you! Awesome win, Lorna!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation