Friday, November 12, 2010

Sharing the wealth! (giveaway)

Yesterday, I had to drive down to the airport to pick up 12 visitors to my university. On the way to the airport, there just happens to be a quilt shop that is going out of business and having an AWESOME sale. I had to stop, right?

Remember me lamenting the fact that I don't have enough yardage of anything to do borders? That was my goal - buy yardage. Since I didn't have much time, I didn't want to wait around for lots of cutting, so I looked for bolts that I could deadbolt - after all, the discount was 45% if you finished a bolt. And in my mind, I told myself to buy some bright fabrics; it seems I always gravitate towards darker, more somber/earthy colors, and I wanted to brighten my stash.

OK, don't laugh, but here's what I got:

Not a bright fabric in the bunch! Oh well, I guess you like what you like!

I also picked up 3 yards of this flannel to see if I'd like it better for my Get Well Checkerboard Quilt border - we'll see. (Sorry for the crappy photo)

So, I left with nearly 28 yards of fabric (27 and 7/8). Wow. I've never bought that much fabric at once in my life. It is truly more than I need. I should share, don't you think?

So, here's the deal - guess how much I spent on those (almost) 28 yards. Whoever comes closest to the actual amount spent (not including tax) wins, and I will send you a half-yard cut of any three of those fabrics - your choice. You can guess as many times as you'd like. I'll close the giveaway on Sunday morning, 9:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time). Be sure to tell me which three fabrics you'd like in your comment, because I plan to wash all the fabrics on Sunday, and I want to cut your winnings out first (since not all of us pre-wash).

Oh, and part of the reason I'm feeling so generous - I won a giveaway this week from Leona's Quilting Adventure! My boys both need new quilts, and I'm trying to picture what I can make with these - any ideas?

Happy Friday, everyone!