Friday, August 28, 2009

Blog giveaway

I had every intention of doing a blog giveaway to celebrate my 100th post. Life, being unpredictable, got in the way and when I posted my 100th post I was frantically getting ready for an unscheduled trip to South Africa to help DD#1 with DGS#1. Now that I am back, I decided to do a little combining of celebrations. I bought quarter meters of these four fabrics in SA. The fabrics are 100% cotton, and about a yard selvage to selvage. Two of these are blue, two brown. Since my first grandchild is half South African, I figured this would be a fun giveaway. I have already washed these, as well as ironed them, so they are ready to go.


This is a pic of the fronts of the fabrics.


This is a pic of the back. I think the fact that they are printed with this stamp type design is very cool. All four of the fabrics have this on the back.


Here is a close up of the back design.

OK, for a chance at winning, just leave a comment on this post, making sure you give me some way of contacting you, like an email address or a link to your blog if you have one. I'll draw a winner on Wednesday at noon Arizona time. If I an unable to contact the winner by Saturday, I will draw another name the next Sunday at noon. Good luck to all!

40 comments:

Janet said...

How fun to get fabric in another country! We can only live the dream through you. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Janet Hartje Quilt on a Budget group
http://janetsfiberartistrynews.blogspot.com/

Suz said...

The brown/gold swirled circles is beautiful! I also like the one that looks like sunflowers. Fabric from other countries is a great idea!

By the way, as I'm in Kansas City, Missouri, who is Darryl, your Chiefs fan? Grin.

Thanks for the opportunity,
Susan Round

www.susanround.com
susan_round@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Congratulations on your grnad son as well as your 100th posting.
The fabrics are beautiful and I love the fast they have the stamp on the back. They look reproduction and would fit in wonderful.

cheers
Christine

lynne said...

melodie,
what a fun trip you had! and to get wonderful fabrics too--cool! i am so glad that you got to visit with that new baby and your daughter and her husband.....those little babies just grow up soooo fast don't they? my daughter will be having her 4th in a few weeks--can't wait!

lynne
from QOB and lynnesfreshhope.blogspot.com

Reenie said...

I am on the tran-quilt-ity group with you and wanted to congratulate you on your visit with your daughter! That must be so hard having them so far away..one of my biggest fears! Thanks for this generous offer! You can visit me at aquiltcomplex.blogspot.com

J said...

Thank you for sharing the picture of your grandson and daughter and son in law. They look very happy.
Love your website and the bright colors in your quilts. The fabric from Africa is neat and to know that you bought it from another
country.
jeannine
msbeaney@aol.com

qltmom9 said...

Ooo...very pretty.

Thank you for the chance to win.

Lucy (from Quiltvillechat)

Nancy said...

Wow, that is an exciting trip. Congratulations on becoming a Grandma. Thank goodness you have the internet to keep up with Zak! Please enter me in your giveaway. Love the fabrics. Nancy

tokenrb said...

Hi I am Bev from quiltvillechat. Love the fabric picture but where is the new DGS?

Annie said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Congratulations on your 100th blog and your grandson. That must have been a wonderful trip.
Anne Baxter Stashbuster group
baxtera61@yahoo.com

Potpourri said...

He sure is a cute little grandson. Congratulations to all of you.
Thank you for the opportunity to win some SA fabric.
Jane
jethree(at)gmail(dot)com

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Sara said...

Congrats on your new grand baby! You must have wonderful memories of your trip. ...and fabric as a bonus. :-)
Sara, Chandler, AZ (luv2shop34@cox.net)

Sharon said...

Those are really neat fabrics, Melodie. I would love to add something like that to my collection of fabrics from other countries. You're very lucky you were able to travel and shop in another country. And just think--with a grandson over there, you'll have to travel often!

Jeannette said...

Please copunt me in the draw my son inlaw is South african so it would be great to make him something in these fabrics if I was lucky enough to win.

Stephanie Newman said...

Hi Melodie,
What a beautiful grandson Zak and what lovely fabrics! And I can't help thinking how nice those fabrics would be in my stash, lol!
Glad to see you happily and safely back home again and sharing your quilty spoils for the world to see :)
Cheers,
Steph from Under Down Under

Nonnie said...

I'm on the Stashbuster group with you and wanted to thank you for sharing the great pictures of your grandson. The fabric you purchased is very nice, also.
On quilting group I'm marielabeaux2006@yahooo.com .

Peggy Heibler said...

Wow- you are so generous to share with your quilting pals!
They are beautiful prints and would be fun to incorporate them into my projects
BTW, your quilts are very pretty
Thanks again Peggy Heibler Benson, VT (margrn@hughes.net)

mardigrasgirl said...

What a great fabric can't get there in person would love the fabric
pportanova@cox.net

Birgit said...

Congratulations on the addition to your family,(although far away, the internet will keep them close) from a fellow South African now living in the Dominican Republic. As a newbie to quilting (only 1 year now) a bit of fabric from home would be great especially as I am really trying to build up a good supply of quality and varied fabric. Thank you for the opportunity.
Birgit Van Rooyen, Puerto Plata Dominican Republic.
email : birgitvanrooyen@yahoo.com
P.s. have a business mail address in Miami so shipping would be local.

swooze said...

Lovely! What a fun trip that must have been.

Eleanor S said...

Would be unique to be the winner of South African fabric! Welcome addition to add to my other fabrics---really pretty. Eleanor Seltzer: ellie990@optonline.net

Shirley said...

Who wouldn't want to win these beautiful fabrics.
sbartee@msn.com

Tennessee said...

Melodie, You're in my favorite part of the world now...only been there when driving a truck cross country...can't imagine going out of the country other than Canada. You are so fortunate. You have a wonderful blog...I hope to return to it many times...you do good things here. The fabric is wonderful and would love to share in it, but really enjoyed the visit anyway.

Lynda in TN
TNTraveler2005@yahoo.com

Alycia said...

I hope you had a good time visiting.

jannza said...

Those fabrics are really wonderful. Sounds like you had a good trip. It is always fun to see your children. : ) I have two who have moved on their own and they don't live as close to home as I'd like. I haven't yet retired from homeschooling.

Denise said...

how neat! those are really unique fabrics. oh I hope I win, oh I hope I win. :)

thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway.

denisei@hotmail.com

Quiltsmiles said...

Wow!Congratulations on your 100th post and your new grandson! Please enter me in your drawing and thanks for sharing your story.
Jane, An Adirondack Quitler and fellow stashbuster
www.quiltsmiles.blogspot.com

peanutspatchwork said...

Wow, I can't believe anyone would want to give away such beautiful fabric from a wonderful trip. Thank you for your generosity and this great giveaway.

Loretta said...

Wonderful fabrics. Such a beautiful grandson. Congrats on being a gramma!! It is the most fun!! By the way...what is the pattern for the wedding quilt and where did you get it?
TIA Loretta in SE AK

Betty said...

Congrats on new grandson. It is hard when your grandchildren are so far away. Thanks goodness for the internet, that helps keep you close.
Betty from quiltvillechat
bgk44@msn.com

Angee said...

Congrats on your grandson! Beautiful fabrics and that stamp on the back is so unique. Thank you for the chance to win!
Angee
moosemerry@aol.com

GeeGee said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and your new grandson. What a wonderful trip and bonus fabric shopping!

Anita said...

I thought my grandkids were far away in PA you've got me beat. Neat fabrics. Good luck with your giveaway.
Anita
http://anitas-bedofroses.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and to bring back material from a place so far away! Those fabrics would be fun to add to my stash.
Congrats. on your 100th posting!

Arlene (from quiltville chat)

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Laurel said...

I love to collect fabric from other countries and use them in my quilts. What a cool give away!
Laurel

Ray said...

Beautiful fabrics!! How generous you are!!!

pojeda said...

Don't you just love new babies? He is a handsome little boy! Congratulations to the parents....and grandparents! I bet it was really hard to leave them!
Congratulations also on your 100th post!

Thank you for the chance to win the fabric! And from another country too! Wonderful!

Karen said...

I love blue and brown fabrics. They are very interesting pieces of fabric with the stamp on the back. I would love to have a chance to win them. I hope you had a wonderful visit with your family.