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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WIP Wednesday with a Giveaway

I saw this adorable goldfish fabric on Cluck Cluck Sew a few weeks back and I knew that it was the perfect focus fabric for a baby quilt. I had been wanting something just like this. So I went on line and found it.  I did my fabric pull, but then waited for inspiration. I love Allison's Juice Boxes Quilt, but I didn't want to just copy it. (She has a pattern available for it.) Then, it finally came to me...Economy Quilt Blocks.
 I decided to put the goldfish in the center of all the blocks to make it cohesive. I added a couple of greys to tone it down a bit. I will need 25 of these to make my quilt. They finish at about 8 inches.
 I got the specific measurements from Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. I wanted the blocks to be big enough to really see the goldfish.
 I am happy to finally use a bit of this print from the Going Coastal line that I have had like forever. I had forgotten how much I loved it.
 This is going to be a great baby quilt. And I love making these block so much, I might just have to make another one in some other fabrics when this is done.
                                          I love this one...
And this one...the Squared Elements are navy, although they look almost black here. When I get the top together I can take it outside and get a better picture in natural light.

Now, about that giveaway...I have a book that I loved reading that I would really like to share with someone.  A few weeks ago I won a copy of this...
I have enjoyed it immensely, but I am not one to keep a book that I wouldn't read again. And I do love to share a good read.  So if you would like to win this very gently used copy of Nancy Zieman's book, just leave me a comment and tell me to put your name in the draw. That's it. I will pick a winner next Sunday, March 30. Due to postage rates this is only open to US readers this time.  Hope you all have a great week. Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced. Also linking to Fort Worth Fabric Frenzy Friday.

17 comments:

  1. I have followed Nancy's show for years and would definetly love to read her book

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  2. I love your goldfish in the economy blocks. Good luck with the project.
    I like reading too, but unfortunately I'm in Europe, so please don't count me in the draw.

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  3. What a great idea passing along the book. I would love to read it (and pass it along as well!) And I LOVE the fish material! I have seen it before and love what you've done with it!

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  4. Great goldfish. I'd love to read that book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Those goldfish blocks are adorable! Fun colors!

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  6. Your goldfish quilt is coming along swimmingly. I love the color palette you've chosen and am immensely impressed with the accuracy of your points. My economy blocks did not turn out half as well.

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  7. would love to have this , thanks for the chance

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  8. Oh that goldfish fabric is adorable and your blocks are looking good. Thanks for the chance to read a book by a very accomplished woman! VermontPines at aol dot com

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  9. I watch Nancy on TV. Put my name in for the drawing. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  10. That goldfish fabric is so great! I think the economy blocks are great for that print! :) Can't wait to see it done!

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  11. It is such a wonderful thing to share a book! I love the idea. I also love the goldfish quilt! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Very cute blocks. I haven't read Nancy's book yet so would be wonderful to do so. She is remarkable.

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  13. I love what you're doing with that quilt! Great idea to use one fabric for the middles! I really want to read Nancy's book, so I'll throw my name in the hat! Thanks!

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  14. Your choice of pattern and fabric are absolutely spot on! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. That goldfish fabric is very cute! I have read many of Nancy's sewing books over the years and would love to read this book about her. Thanks for passing it on to someone!
    sarah@forrussia.org

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