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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NTT and Winners!

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  Lately, I've been doing a little sewing to benefit the NICU/Infant Ward of our local children's hospital, which you know is very near and dear to my heart since my wild thing was just over 3 lbs. at birth.

If the fabrics look familiar to you, it is because they are leftovers from Bubble Bath and First Light.  I always try my best to add as little fabric as possible to my scrap jars, so if I think I have enough leftovers for a preemie sized quilt, I try to whip one up between bigger projects.  I love scraps, but they can get overwhelming quickly, and it feels so good to know that they are being used to bring comfort to babies and their families during a very tough time.

When I finish these up, that will make 5 preemie quilts so far for the year.

Okay!  Time to announce the winners of the May Fabric Deals giveaways!  First up is the $25 gift certificate from Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  The winner is comment number 137, aus_chick.  Congratulations!

I love FQS! They have such fast shipping and great selection :)

Second is the gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop, valued at $25.  Comment number 9, Anita is the winner!

You are absolutely correct, one can get "lost" wandering through these shops looking at the gorgeous fabrics they have to offer, way too much to choose from! The color coordinated bundles are just to die from! But my favorite is the black and white bundle from C+S, sigh...

And finally, the winner of the oh-so-fabulous Black and White Cotton and Steel fat quarter bundle from Lady Belle Fabric is comment number 98.  Congratulations to PK Sews!

What wonderful sponsors you have! Thanks for sharing their great selections. I visited them all! And thank you for your inspiring blog! 

I'll be contacting all of you very soon via email to let you know how to get your prize!  :)

NOW!  Onto last week's highlights!  Sometimes I think I'll skip the highlights when I have a lot in a NTT post, but I always do them because y'all BRING IT every single week!  I just can't help myself!

Marly's Quilts linked up this gorgeous rainbow modern sampler.  You know I love me a rainbow quilt.

Katelyn at Sing While Crafting showed off this fun and bright pineapple block table runner.  I happen to have seen this one in person, and it really is stunning.  I couldn't resist featuring it!

and Tanya Quilts in CO finished up her Journey of a Quilter quilt.  This one has been a year in the making and it really is beautiful!

I really could have picked several more to feature.  Last week's party was so filled with amazing inspiration.  I can't wait to see what you're working on this week!  Bring it on!

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  1. I love the idea of making preemie quilts out of scraps from bigger projects! I'll have to remember that as I accumulate more scraps. Also, love the pattern you've used for this one!

  2. Thanks Kelly! I am thinking of making something bright to go with the table runner...hopefully I'll have time this summer. And I have some fun ideas for my baby quilts too!

  3. Such a nice way to use up scraps. What size are your NICU quilts?

  4. Beautiful way to use up your scraps.

  5. Very sweet, they look about 20in?

  6. I love your prem quilts, especially the one with the diamonds. I think that is a great idea to create the small quilts with leftovers straight away. I may try to do that too! I created ten prem quilts a few years ago to celebrate ten years since my son was in the NICU in Dunedin (he was just under two pounds at 28 weeks!) Such special memories.


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