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Happy Anniversary Week!

Yay! It’s been one year since I launched Prairie Grass Patterns, and boy has it been a ride! Some of you have been here with me from the beginning, and some of you are brand new friends–and I’m so grateful to all of you. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you would give a little bit of your time and caring to support me and my dream. Really, truly, it just…there aren’t words to describe it. But thank you. Sincerely.

Enough with my jibber jabber…let’s get on to the party part!

Giveaways galore this week–so let me explain. Before I show you the goodies, here’s how it’s going to work: A comment on this post will get you your first entry. Any comment you leave on other posts this week (Today, October 3 through Sunday, October 9th) will earn you additional entries. Winners will be chosen Monday, October 10th.

Here goes!

There are 3 AMAZING giveaways this week, something to suit each level of quilter–from beginner to very advanced.

Beginner Basics

A copy of Elizabeth Hartman’s The Practical Guide to Patchwork

Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (Yes, those are mine, but I’ll send you new ones, I swear!)

Charm pack: Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda

Stash Builder

Fat quarter bundle from AdornIt! in their newest line, Vintage Groove, Grey colorway.

Layer cake: Jovial by Basic Grey for Moda

Jelly Roll: Spirit by Lila Tueller for Moda

Charm Pack: Clothesline Basics by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Quilting Queen

Russian Rubix

Fat Eighth bundle: Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

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There they are! The three amazing giveaways I have for you this week. To enter, tell me which of the three prizes you would LOVE to win.

And that’s not all…

“Like” Prairie Grass Patterns’ Facebook Page for a chance to win an additional Grand Prize! If the Facebook page gets to 300 followers, I will do a special Grand Prize giveaway next week, so be sure to share with your friends!

Finally, for Happy Anniversary week, use coupon code HAPPYWEEK to get 20% of your ENTIRE ORDER in my shop! Code expires 10/10, so be sure to use it quick. (And you just might notice, PDF PATTERNS ARE HERE!!)

Hooray for Prairie Grass Patterns, and for one year anniversaries! Be sure to check in all week for more fun freebies, recipes, and tutorials, plus my day to share my block for the Quilt Uberfest is coming up too. Today it is Karen Linton’s turn, with her block “South for the Winter.” Head over to get your free PDF!



What I’m Working On…

I can’t even stand it anymore, I have to show you this. First off, I have to say I’m biased a bit toward this fabric. I mean, I did the printing and website for Sarah Jane for nearly 2 years. Not to mention that Sarah is one of my sweetest, most talented friends, and she’s right here in town with me! So really, I HAD to make something from her first fabric line, Children at Play, for Michael Miller.

And if you must know, I couldn’t just stop at one something. I mean, there’s a boy colorway and a girl colorway. What’s a quilter to do?

Plus, this quilt was BEGGING for some old style topstitching. Because again, this fabric was just too darling not to.

Both versions should be quilted, bound, (and ironed, ahem) in the next few days, and then, more (better) pictures. Promise.

What are YOU working on right now?



take a peek

Just a few of the pretty pretty fabrics I’m working with right now:

So Sophie by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs

Indian Summer by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake Designs

Children at Play by Sarah Jane Wright for Michael Miller

Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller

Children at Play by Sarah Jane Wright for Michael Miller

Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller

And these are just the ones I have pictures of. I can’t wait to get to these. As beautiful as they are in pictures, they’re stunning in real life.

I love my job.

What about you? What fabrics are you loving right now? What are you working on? Tell me!



lucky (winning) duck

Thanks for playing my silly guessing game! The winner of the mystery prize from my stash is commenter #12, Amber, who as it turns out hit the nail on the head. She guessed that it was garlic gone to seed, which it most definitely is. Amber, send me your mailing info at april@prairiegrasspatterns.com.

Amber wins a Verna honey bun (an oldie but goodie!) and a copy of my Grammy’s Scrap Basket pattern (which uses honey buns). If you’re sad you didn’t win, don’t worry. There are still a few honey buns left in my shop, and lots of patterns!

In other, giveaway-ish type news, I should be getting some fun fabric for a giveaway very, very soon, so stay tuned. Also, a public service announcement later this week. I’d do it now, but I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open. I went to sleep at some ridiculous time last night (2:30ish?) only to be woken up at 6am by a sick child. On the upside, though, I got 9 quilts bound in a little over 14 hours, so yay. They’re off to displaced and orphaned children in Japan tomorrow. As for me, it’s off to the treadmill with some ice water to try and wake up ( I know, it’s 4pm. Sad state of affairs.) Hopefully I’ll be back later with some housekeeping and Farmer’s Wife blocks.

Happy Tuesday!

xoxo



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