I knew my name had been drawn by Sharon at http://vroomansquilts.blogspot.com/ a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, Sharon has been involved in a bit of flooding and cleaning up in her part of the world so it took awhile for the Stash to arrive here in Wisconsin. Believe me, it was worth the wait! I've been super busy here and I really couldn't go through it until Thursday night. Choosing what to keep was quite the challenge since it's all so good! Finally, I decided on these things:
From top right, a 4-pack of FQs in gorgeous caramely browns, 2-24 piece charm packs in bright colors, a roll of 5" polka dot strips (Can't wait to play with these dotty fabrics!), and a package of 2" squares that will convert quite nicely into 4 patch blocks.
I also chose the Moda "Hoopla" jelly roll and the pink owl flannel. I'd spent that day with my friend whose daughter is expecting her first child, a little girl, in December and who is decorating the nursery in an owl theme. We'd looked for owl fabric in the quilt shop but couldn't find anything that suited, so imagine my delight when I opened the Stash and this was right on the top! It's perfect for this new baby!
The Traveling Stash rules require that I restock the box with comparable items of comparable quality. I shopped my stash and chose these things to add to the box. In the back are 4 FQ in delicate browns and blues, and in the front left, a packet of 4 FQs in autumn golds/greens/browns/blacks, a funny Thanksgiving FQ and a cat print FQ.
I also added some pumpkin-y Halloween yardage, some geometric green/gold/rust/brown yardage, some brown with green leaves and gold berries yardage, and a packet of 14-4 1/4" squares of green and lavender flowers, dragonflies, and great blue herons.
More yardage from my stash, and I threw in a packet of quilting hardware--pins, safety pins, a couple of thimbles for hand quilters, and other stuff.
So, if you would like a chance at having the Traveling Stash come to your door, please leave a comment on my blog. To win you must have an "active" blog, and you must be willing to replenish the Stash with good quality items of value equal to what you take out, and lastly, you must be willing to send it forward to the next winner. Because of the cost of international postage, this unfortunately has to be limited to US bloggers.
I'll be drawing the next winner in a weeks' time--next Saturday, the 24th. So you have 7 days to leave your comment. To make it more exciting, feel free to share this post with your blogger friends so they will have a chance at winning it too. The more, the merrier, right?
Now, I'm going to play with polka dots. :)