31 January 2017

Hello there! It's me!


If you are a regular at Sew Fresh Quilts, you may have noticed things have changed this past week. If you are prepared to hear the long version of the story, I am ready to share some news with you today.

After much consideration, I have decided on the addition of a new left hand sidebar. This new sidebar is primarily to allow for the placement of paid advertising (Blog Sponsors) and affiliate advertising (Affiliate Links). The layout of Sew Fresh Quilts is perhaps a little cluttered looking now and kinda squishy. But I wanted to be completely up front with you about my reasoning for this new addition. And to disclose to you, "What exactly does this mean????"

If you are reading this post by having it delivered to your email, you won't know what I'm talking about unless you click on through to visit my blog here....





Many quilters don't blog. And a lot of quilters do blog. Some quilting bloggers do so purely for their own enjoyment and to meet other like-minded creative people who are willing to share what they are making too. And then there are a few quilting bloggers who want to do that AND find that they enjoy it so much, they want to make it their business.





Over the years, I have striven to share quilting knowledge with the sweet people who read my quilting blog. In the early days I wrote a lot of tutorials and tips that you can see here and here. I felt that if there were new techniques I was learning, there would be others who would like to learn these techniques too. And that is something I wanted to share with my fellow quilters and those who, like I had been, were scouring the internet in search of answers to their quilty questions.

Mr. Google, "How do I ________________? "





It took me a while to develop my skills. And to develop friendships. The Let's Bee Social weekly Wednesday link up has been going on for over three years now and I am so thankful that my friends keep coming back. It's so nice to have you linking up, supporting the party and participating in making others feel welcome. Your visits to the others who link up mean a lot to me! I do appreciate it so much when I see the names of my friends in the comments on other people's blogs and read all the kind and encouraging comments that you leave. And this has made me very happy. Quilting makes me content. Blogging makes me feel like I have a place and a people that I belong. And together these things have taken me to new heights.





During the last couple of years, I have ventured even further. I started developing a style of my own. And to design and sell my own quilt patterns. And to get out into the real world and meet people in real life through offering trunk shows and workshops to guilds within my area. Really, this is what surprises me the most. I am a home-body by nature. I like my alone time. I live for the wearing of my pajamas. But I am having so much fun with everything that this new step has brought into my life.

My sense of independence has been restored. I feel like my life, once again, has a purpose beyond being wife, mom, head cook and bottle washer. For those who doubted it could be done.... For those who "gave me that look" - you know the one where they roll their eyes and snicker - when I told them I am quilting.... I am proud, happy and content to say that, "I am quilting as a business."

I don't yet know what tomorrow will bring, but I am so glad to be on this journey and to be sharing in your journey, too. Each day is a joy. And I'll do the dishes tomorrow.





But just because I am "quilting as a business" doesn't mean that I don't still want to have fun. For the last two years I have been hosting Quilt Alongs here on the blog, and those have been, and are, so much fun for me. Sure... I sell patterns, and I REALLY appreciate those of you who do make purchases from my shop. But with a quilt along, we interact! And I love to be able to see what you are making! And what fabrics you chose! And it's like one big quilt along party!


So.... Oh, ya.... What was I talking about again?
Quilting. Blogging. Business... Disclosure, ya! That's it!





This past year things have really developed. I reached the limit for how much you can earn without having to charge sales tax, so now my fellow Canadian customers will find that, according to your provincial taxation regulations, this tax is added to your online order. As a business owner, I want to be able to maximize my earnings. But I don't want to stop sharing the free stuff. What free stuff? Tutorials. Quilt Alongs. Quilt Blocks. Giveaways. All of this free stuff, in addition to the patterns I develop, take time to create, prepare, organize, write posts for, and stuff. So in an effort to earn more money, instead of ending the free stuff, I decided to add a sidebar with Blog Sponsors and Affiliate Links.

What are Blog Sponsors? Blog Sponsors are typically quilt fabric shop owners who are willing to pay to have their logo and a link to their website shared on your blog for a monthly fee. Do you ever purchase fabric online? If so, do you ever go to that fabric shop website by clicking on a logo found in a quilting bloggers sidebar? If you do, you are helping that quilting blogger to generate sales for their sponsors. And that makes everyone happy. The quilt shop sees that there is traffic coming from the blog they are sponsoring. So they are happy that their ad is working to generate sales. The blogger is happy that the sponsor is happy and wants to continue to pay to have their logo on the blog. And best of all..... The online fabric shopper is happy because they were going to make a purchase anyways... Why not support the blogger to make their business grow?

What are Affiliate Links? Affiliate Links are ads that link to the website of the advertiser/seller. Typically, these affiliate links do not provide the blogger with any monetary gain unless there is a sale generated from shoppers clicking on the ad and making a purchase. The cycle of happiness works much the same way as it does in the Blog Sponsor situation.









Now that I have rambled on all this time....
And if you are still here after all that....

Thank you for hearing me out. And I hope you can understand my reasoning for adding the new sidebar. I mean, there is no way I would add any Blog Sponsors or Affiliate Links that I didn't believe I would purchase from myself. I do! In searching out interest for blog sponsors, the first thing I did was reach out to those whom I have already been purchasing from for years.





Now then, my friend....

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MORE FUN AND SOME MORE FREE STUFF?

Let's take some time to ponder the excitement generated by a GIVEAWAY....





Quilty Planner's Dream




Orange Peel Template Set and 4 FUN PATTERNS




Quilter's Patch book By Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts




First Blush Block of the Month book by It's Sew Emma Patterns






And 2 Sew Fresh Quilts patterns of choice



The Quilty Planner set, the Orange Peel Template set, the Quilter's Patch book and the First Blush book were all sent to me by Fat Quarter Shop as a gift, LONG BEFORE THE MENTION OF SPONSORSHIP OR PAID ADVERTISING WAS EVER MENTIONED. I know I won't use these items and I want to pass these gifts all along to my readers. I will personally be covering the cost of shipping these items to the winners. Paying it FORWARD!




There are 5 separate prizes and there will be 5 individual winners chosen.




How do you enter the giveaway contest? 


Follow the instructions on the RaffleCopter.com widget below!


This Giveaway is open internationally.
Winner will be randomly chosen on February 14th and notified by email.
Be sure to leave your email address on the Rafflecopter widget.




Good Luck in the Contest and....

Keep On Quilting On!





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Béa said...

Black birds and Rural Squirrel are my favorites.

Béa said...

Aubade by Janet Clare is gorgeous.

Anita said...

Giraffe Love and the one with two Foxes under a Tree are my favorites.

Anita said...

I like Freedom by Sweetwater.

SallyC said...

Behind the Scenes and Blackbirds are my favourites

Danice said...

Black Birds and Forest Friends are the 2 patterns I'd want :)

Carla Killens said...

Hi Lorna, I read the whole explanation concerning the sidebar, and you know what, you rock girl ! I think it is very logical that you added it, and I have no problem at all with this kind of promotion.
Love, Carla !

Danice said...

Layer Cake choice: Cheddar & Indigo by Nancy Gere (avail. in April)Thank you for this awesome giveaway chance.

Carla Killens said...

Oops I forgot to mention my favorite patterns :
squirrels in the park and little hamsters <3

Carla Killens said...

And the meow or never layer cake !!!

Steffi said...

Liebe Lorna,
dein Bericht war sehr informativ, aber mach dich mal nicht verrückt, es ist alles ok!
Ich liebe deine Rentiere und die Waschbären, aber eigentlich liebe ich alle Anleitungen von dir, die Auswahl fällt mir sehr schwer!
Liebe Grüße
Steffi

Steffi said...

Das Buch von Edita Sitar und der Quilty Planer gefallen mir sehr sehr gut!

Rike Busch said...

Liebe Lorna,
also aus deinen vielen schönen Pattern würde ich CatTreats und Squirrels in the parc nehmen. Die Giraffenfamilie hat mir eine liebe Freundin als Krabbeldecke für den Kleinen geschenkt und wir lieben sie.
LG, Rike

Rike Busch said...

Und ich w0rde das Fat Quarter Paket 'Sweet Dreams Little One' nehmen und eine Krabbeldecke drauß nähen.
Vielen Dank für die Verlosung!

Cynthia Woodham said...

Good luck with this next big step. I can tell you since I started following your blog I have learnt so much from you about quilting and blogging. This is one great adventure. My favourite patterns are Moderitional Bear Paws and the Elephant parade. Along with Ville fleurie Layer cake.

Carol said...

I would choose O Canada 150 and Forest Friends (can) although there certainly are a lot of great patterns to choose from.

Carol said...

I think my favourite layer cake is the Hummingbird bali crackers, but there were so many I like that it was difficult to choose just one.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Farm Friends and Little Blooms! Those are my favourites! Thank you Lorna! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Lorna! Your blog is so good and I think the second sidelist makes it even better! It's nice to have things organized and there are so many things and info we like to share in our blogs. I would be very happy with the 'Hey Dot' by Zen Chic layer cake! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Quilting Babcia said...

I would choose Giraffe Family and Modernitional Bear Paw patterns. Thanks for holding these giveaways!

Quilting Babcia said...

As for layer cakes, so hard to choose but I'd probably go with Gratitude or Baltimore Blues as a first choice.

Unknown said...

Liberty kind of fabrics always catches me..so I choose
Birds of Liberty 10 inch Squares
Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Liberty kind of fabrics always catches me..so I choose
Birds of Liberty 10 inch Squares
Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...


I have loved watching you grow into your own style! Great inspiration. As for the affiliate and Ad - you deserve credit and earnings with all those hard work. you are an inspiring blogger!

Hilda Hignojos said...

I would pick Blackbirds and Butterfly patterns. I'm really happy that your business is growing. Keep up the good work.

Hilda Hignojos said...

I would pick Blackbirds and Butterfly patterns. I'm really happy that your business is growing. Keep up the good work.

Hilda Hignojos said...

I can't pass up on some Cotton & Steel Boo! Ten by tens

Hilda Hignojos said...

I can't pass up on some Cotton & Steel Boo! Ten by tens

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

It's so wonderful to see you and your business grown Lorna ... long may it continue !!!

lefuntz said...

Elephant Parade is my favorite and I already own it. Elephants have a very special place in my heart. Giraffe Love and Jungle Friends would make fun playmates for my elephant friends.
If you are able to make a quilting hobby into a business then of course ads make sense. I don't mind the squished look at all. But please avoid the pop ups!

Dinah said...

I love all of your patterns! I guess your dogs and elephants are my favorites, but I would like to make several more!

Patti said...

I love WoW-E and the butterfly quilt!

Patti said...

I love Hazelwood by One Canoe Two!

lefuntz said...

Autumn Stonehenge Stone Tiles. Or anything batik!

GranChris said...

So many to choose from but maybe Forest friends and Blackbirds. I could really use that Aunt Grace right now.

Katt 5343 said...

So many of your patterns are favs of mine, but my two most favorite would have to be Elephants on Parade and the Santa Claus table runner. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

Teatime Creations said...

Love your patterns and the clear directions. Good luck in the new venture. Canada 150 would be my cchoice.

Katt 5343 said...

My grandson has always loved nutcrackers - and even has some displayed year-round. Nutcracker Christmas by Riley Blake Designs could make a great snuggle quilt for him and his family. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What a lot of quilt patterns, Lorna. My favourites are the WoW-E Quilt Pattern and Little Blooms.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I have loved your Blackbirds pattern ever since you designed that quilt. I think next Christmas I'll ask for it as a present. I also like your Little Blooms quilt. Thanks for the give-away. villacrestfarm@gmail.com

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love rural squirrel and the forest friends quilt. I just finished my elephant parade quilt top!

Lesley Gilbert said...

Lorna - I read your blog every day and there is always something of interest to read about. I don't always comment but I appreciate all the hard work you put into writing and all the freebies you share with your readers. Thank you! :)

Gretchen Weaver said...

I would select Aunt Grace 10" squares designed by Julie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics. I like the 30's prints. villacrestfarm@gmailcom

Pam @Threading My Way said...

First Crush Layer Cake is the one I'd choose. Thanks for the chance, Lorna. So pleased you are enjoying your blogging/quilting adventure, and taking it to new heights.

JoyceLM said...

I would choose Jungle Friends & Farm Friends. Love your patterns.

JoyceLM said...

I'd pick Lorikeet Bali Crackers by Hoffman Fabrics. Thanks again.

Lesley Gilbert said...

I would pick FARM FRIENDS & BUTTERFLIES - 2 great patterns :)

Sue Green said...

Thanks for the chance to win , I would choose the layer cake .

Sue

Sue52g@gmail.com

Liz Saum said...

i would choose Pinking of You essential 10-karat mini prints by Wilmington fabrics

Liz Saum said...

My favorite patterns are Jungle Friends and the Raccoons quilt. Love your designs!

Little Quiltsong said...

Loved your blog post :)! I have most of your patterns, but the Hamster and Racoon ones are ones I hope to make soon.

Little Quiltsong said...

For my Layer Cake from FQS, I would choose Rainy Day, by Me & My Sister Designs! Thank you for these giveaway chances, Lorna :)!

Podunk Pretties said...

All your patterns are adorable but I love Flowers and Forest Friends.

Podunk Pretties said...

Doohickey Designs "Wistful Winds" is the sweetest, it's on my must have list.

frstborn said...

I just LOVE the bikini pattern (I have not worn one in 40 years!) and also a pattern that I cannot fin din your shop: it is a Dachshubd pattern (a quilt with rows and rows of Dachshunds each wearing a different plaid coat). I have seen pictures of it on Pinterest but cannot locate it in your shop....

frstborn said...

I just LOVE the bikini pattern (I have not worn one in 40 years!) and also a pattern that I cannot fin din your shop: it is a Dachshubd pattern (a quilt with rows and rows of Dachshunds each wearing a different plaid coat). I have seen pictures of it on Pinterest but cannot locate it in your shop....

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I would buy Racoon and Farm Friends. Wow, I know what the earning limit used to be, when I was a contract employee of an engineering firm, I'm pretty impressed! Congrats!

Anne said...

I could use the Layer Cake First Crush.

Anne said...

I have always liked your Wow-E quilt , a real stunner and Elephants on Parade! You are a prolific pattern writer!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I would pick the Volume II layer cake by Sweetwater.

BettyK said...

I have been collecting elephants for many years, so elephants is my choice. I do love all the animals that you make from bears to birds.

Dorian said...

I'm so glad your quilting business is doing so well Lorna. You have such a knack for these animal quilts. I love how you piece them together, with no paper piecing. You do a lovely job. I love chain quilts, so my patterns would be WoW-E and Stepping stones. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa Quiltsalot said...

Thanks for all your hard work!

terry sharp said...

Hi Lorna, thank you for this wonderful chance to win. I appreciate all your honest blogs and your hard work that obviously goes into your patterns. Difficult to choose 2, but I would go for the penguins and the elephant parade. Am enjoying following along with the holly jolly quilt.

Dorian said...

I would choose Coney Island layer cake.

terry sharp said...

As for the layer cake, I would choose Chestnut Street as I'm just discovering Fig Tree fabric and love it.

Cathy Victor said...

I've always loved black birds quilt and wow-ee. Both stunning!

Cathy Victor said...

The layer cake I'd choose from the FQS is Just another walk in the woods.

CherriBeri said...

I LOVE the Ugly sweater pattern, and I would also like to have the Squirrels in the Park pattern. Both are too cute!

Meloney said...

Giraffe Love & Fox & Friends

CherriBeri said...

I think that the 1930 Bella Solids would be a great choice to make up one of your patterns!

Meloney said...

Vintage Crayola Confetti Cottons 10" Stacker Riley Blake Designs

Just me said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the chicken ranch and squirrels in the park.

mdghall said...

I like Poinsettia & On Point!

Just me said...

I really like Little Ruby by Bonnie and Camille

Linda Williamson said...

I love your Black Birds and Wow-E Quilts. I also think your blog looks great and not to squishy. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Linda Williamson said...

I've always loved Kate Spain's Latitude for Moda. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

mdghall said...

I like Garnet 10" Stacker
Nancy Zieman for Penny Rose Fabrics

Leslie Kohn said...

The two patterns I would choose are the Elephant Walk (on my list of quilts to try) and Jungle Friends. Your quilts are so cute...there are so many I would like to try if only I had the time!

Alex Fox said...

My favourite patterns are Black Birds and the Christmas Santa's Reindeers.

ForMomCrochet said...

My favorite patterns (it was so hard to choose!) are: Elephant Parade and Squirrels in the Park. (I live near a park famous for its white squirrels!)

ForMomCrochet said...

At FQ Shop I LOVE the Batik's Color Daze Layer Cake. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Alex Fox said...

Definitely the Tula Pink Slow & Steady 10" squares.

Leslie Kohn said...

The layer cake I would choose is Chestnut Street by Fig Tree Quilts.

Stitchin At Home said...

Oh hard to choose. Farm Friends and Forest Friends. Thanks for a chance to win!

Stitchin At Home said...

I like Clean Slate Essential 10 Karat Mini-Jewels
Wilmington Prints.

Dolores said...

Way to go! One need only see your lovely patterns to know how hard you have worked to make them 'real' so that a whole lot of quilters can enjoy making them. Congratulations.
P.S. I too like my 'alone time' and have always been a homebody.

barbaradougherty126 said...

I love chicken ranch and on point! Bunt honestly the are hard to choose from. I like them all.

Lee S said...

So hard to choose. Love the Elephant Parade and Zebra patterns

Donna King said...

Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. I have never seen any of these items in my neck of the woods.

barbaradougherty126 said...

I have been wanting the Desert Bloom line for a while now. Thanks for the chance!

Joy said...

Forest Friends and O Canada 150 are my favorite patterns right now, but ask me again in a few months and I'm sure your newest patterns will usurp them! I love all your patterns and had so much fun with my first one, So Dog Gone Cute! Thanks for your post explaining the changes to your blog. It helps us understand from your perspective. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Liz Horgan said...

Easy---Flowers Quilt and Chicken Ranch. Not so easy actually-there are so many I like, but those are my current favorites!

Julie said...

I would pick the Black Birds and Butterfly quilts.

Lee S said...

Aubade - A Song to the Dawn

Dolores said...

Farm Friends and Forest Friends.

Julie said...

A Song to the Dawn Layer Cake

Liz Horgan said...

Ahhhhh----too many wonderful choices! I really liked Bespoke Blues.

Lace Faerie said...

It's always a pleasure to see a fellow quilter succeed! I have been a long time reader via Bloglovin. Your patterns are always such fun! Thank you for hosting another great quilt along! And, thank you for the chances to win one of your giveaways!

Unknown said...

I don't want to be included in the give-away (I don't think I'd use those items, either), but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and looking at what you are doing with your patterns. Thank you! If you had a dollar for every time you brought a smile to my face, you would be a rich woman, indeed!!! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

Robin said...

thank you for the giveaway. I love both the watermelon and stepping stone table runners.

Robin in Washington State
assweetaspeaches@hotmail.com

Joy said...

SpectrumLayer cake is modern with some text fabrics. How can I go wrong!

I've been following you for several years and I am so impressed with how you have found your niche. I'm so glad to see a fellow Canadian doing so well.

Alice Ronne said...

Gotta be Kissy Fishy and My Pet Hamster for me! akronne17@gmail.com

Lace Faerie said...

I already have several of your patterns, but I don't yet have Jungle Friends or Forest Friends. I would chose those, if I won!

Alice Ronne said...

Grand Canal by Kate Spain. akronne17@gmail.com

Shelly S. said...

Love your patterns! So many cute things, I just need to find more time to sew! Understand about the left side bar and sponsors - a girl has to eat! Thanks for all you do!

Alison said...

Follow you by email. Like your style. Blackbirds and Flowergarden are my favourites. Layer cake Apple orchard would be fun.

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you Lorna, for the awesome giveaway. I would choose "Stepping Stones" and "Little Blooms" quilt patterns. Your patterns are all so cute. I love coming to your blog and seeing all the cute items you make.

Shelly S. said...

Love your patterns! So many cute things, I just need to find more time to sew! Understand about the left side bar and sponsors - a girl has to eat! Thanks for all you do!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Forest Friends and Farm friends are on my radar. Your animals are always so cute.

Subee said...

Jungle friends and blackbirds are the two patterns I would choose.
Ohioholman@aol.com

Cheryl Roy said...

How to decide? I think Forest Friends and the Christmas collection.

Dobieslady1 said...

I love all your patterns, but the flowers, chickens, and cows are among my favorites. I love your quilt a longs too!!

J_dobler@msn.com

rosemaryschild said...

Love your Flowers and Elephant Parade patterns-too pretty! Thank you, Susan

Sherry VF said...

Definitely the Hampster quilt and the Black Bird quilt patterns. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Lace Faerie said...

Boy, hard to chose just one, but I believe I would chose Beverly Park Patty Cake
Flaurie & Finch for RJR Fabrics.

Heide said...

Thanks Lorna,
I love your pups quilt, which I have made and display in my living room and it still makes me smile! I am looking forward to doing your bear paw quilt too. I do have quite a few of your patterns.

Judy J said...

Black Birds and Chicken Ranch. I already have several of your patterns, just love them!!

Jan A. said...

Oh definitely First Blush!!! Then the Christmas Collection.

Jan A. said...

Hey Dot by Zen Chic I've been wanting that layer cake

Cheryl Roy said...

Loving the Mineral Artisan Spirit Shimmer Tiles......

Joyce Carter said...

The layer cake I would choose is Fall 2016 Retro 30's Child Smile.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am leaning toward the compositions by Basic Gray.

Subee said...

I do not buy a lot of precuts, but would probably choose mini muu.
Ohioholman@aol.com

rosemaryschild said...

Light My Sapphire would be my choice of layer cake! Thank you, Susan

Sherry VF said...

Hometown Girl Prints Layer Cake Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Joanne Rush said...

I would have to pick modern luster background. I think these would make cute dogs for your dog gone cute quilt

Judy J said...

On the Road Again 10 Karat Mini-Crystals

Linda Swanekamp said...

Lorna, I have come late to your blog- only over the last six months. I have not jumped in on a Quilt along yet, not knowing where to start. I love your simple, strong patterns. I love your sharing. I am thrilled this has led to "being in the business" for you. I hope to learn from you and hope you continue the blog. I work hard to keep mine going as I think Instagram and Facebook have little content and continuity. I don't need to win, I just want to say thanks.

Dobieslady1 said...

So many beaut8ful layer cakes... it's hard to choose just one!! I love the cats in the From Porto With Love layer cake, and anything by Kate Spade.
j_dobler@msn.com

Needled Mom said...

I love the Black Birds and the Flowers.

Nancy in IN said...

Thank you for all you do. Christmas poinsettia and flower quilt are favorite. Anything with poinsettia, my favorite winter flower.

Cheryl Hammond said...

It's hard to pick, but I love the elephant parade.

Nancy in IN said...

Layer cakes which I love
Earth Artisan Spirit Shimmer Tiles
Northcott Fabrics TSHIM42-36 is a favorite

Cheryl Hammond said...

Oh, and I'd definitely choose the Caravan Roundup Layer Cake
Mary Jane Butters for Moda Fabrics. I am a sucker for modern paisley prints!

Shar_71 said...

The two quilts I would pick are On Point & Farm Friends

Needled Mom said...

The Sandpiper Balis are fabulous.

Charlotte M. said...

I would choose the flowers pattern and the blackbirds pattern.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

totally understand about the affiliate links as I have a couple too - I didn't want to put too many on mine and make it too much of an advertising/selling blog but it does help pull in a little money for my supplies - would love to win the first prize or Ediyta's book!

lauraluvsloons said...

I love the Modern Quilt Pattern with two foxes (I've been following your blog since I first saw that pattern) and Forest Friends:)
I love your blog and appreciated today's post ~ we're all cheering you on and I wish you continued success on your quilty journey!

Shar_71 said...

I love the Caravan Roundup Layer Cake by Mary Jane Butters

Charlotte M. said...

I love the dessert bloom layer cake by Sherri and Chelsi.

lauraluvsloons said...

Durham Quilt Collection is a beauty.

Mel - Cloth and Paper Studio said...

I love the Forest Friends and Butterfly patterns of yours. <3

Mel - Cloth and Paper Studio said...

In regards to layer cakes - I would absolutely LOVE Just Another Walk in the Woods by Stacy Iest Hsu.

Deb Wolfe said...

Love the little wall hanging patterns that are sewing themed! You do SUCH cool stuff!

Kristine said...

I like the whimsical animals like the raccoons and the modernitional bear paw designs.

Maureeneh said...

I really like the WoW-E pattern (just finished piecing it) and the My Pet Hamster patern.
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Kristine said...

I need some happy fabric for valentine's day and would get the love cake by Sandy Gervais.

Mel - Cloth and Paper Studio said...

I don't think it looks cluttered at all! Glad to hear that you're taking the next step. Best of luck!!! :)

SHIRL TOTOS said...

I would love to win Ediyta's book. I also like the Love birds and the angle fish patterns. Thank You so much for a chance to win these great prizes.

Michelle Smith said...

I love the Christmas pattern and jungle friends!

Maureeneh said...

I like the Baltimore Blues Layer Cake.
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

I would love to win Wow-E and On-Point quilt patterns. I love the geometric shapes of them. Thanks so much for sharing

Michelle Smith said...

I have been wanting olives flower market layer cake and I didn't get it for Christmas! (sad face)

MNcrafts said...

My favorite patterns are Elephant parade and Blackbirds. Thank you for this giveaway. I really enjoy your blog and Wish you success with your new adventure.

Bonnie58 said...

I love any and all of the Batik layer cakes. Lol. Thanks Lorna. I love your tutorials and quilt-a-longs!!

Stefanie Voss said...

Love your style and patterns! I would pick On Point and Farm Friends patterns.

Chris Matsche said...

I would chose Christmas table runner and elephant parade. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

Susan M said...

been following you for awhile and mae your Kissy Fishy pattern and it turned out GREAT! would love to win, Thanks for the opportunity.

Stefanie Voss said...

I've had my eye on the Spectrum by V and Co layer cake!

MNcrafts said...

I like the backyard pals layer cake.

Carol said...

I would choose Rural Squirrel and Blackbirds. Your patterns are wonderful, and I enjoy seeing your creative process as you work on your new patterns. Thanks for sharing!

Grandma said...

I like Little Blooms and Giraffe Family.
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Carol said...

From Fat Quarter Shop, I would choose the Love layer cake by Sandy Gervais. I enjoy her designs.

Iva Steiner said...

Hi Lorna.
I like to read your blog. Your "On Point" and "WoW-E" pattern and the "Spectrum" Layer Cake are my favorite...

lindav said...

So hard to pick just 2 patterns, but Elephant parade and O Canada 150 are a start!

Ilana Joffe said...

I would choose Forest Friends and Jungle Friends.

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quilter said...

From your Etsy shop, I love Stepping Stones and Little Blooms, thanks!
garvey56@gmail.com

quilter said...

Fat Quarter Shop has I beautiful Baltimore Blues layer cake I would love to have!!

Ilana Joffe said...

If I had to choose right now, I'd choose the Hummingbird layer cake.

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lindav said...

Thanks for this giveaway Lorna! Congrats on needing to charge sales tax! OK, so I really like Color Daze by Laundry Basket

Linda Cejnar said...

I like the Blackbirds and the Bear quilt patterns, but there are many more I like too. ljbisme at msn dot com

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Puppilalla said...

I would choose 'squirrels in the park' and 'forrest friends'

Sue Albers said...

Your designs are so unique. I purchased the squirrel pattern and am waiting for the Christmas ornaments to come out in the Christmas quilt along. THank you.

Linda Cejnar said...

I like Garnet by Nancy Zieman for Penny Rose Fabrics. The reds are delicious! ljbisme at msn dot com

Puppilalla said...

Layer Cake wise I would go for 'Friedlander' 10 inch Squares
Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

stephanie @ Luckystarquilts said...

Thanks for the explanation. I should use those sidebars when I make my purchases all the time and will do so from now on.

Susan Stanton said...

I have been following you for a while! I like Black Birds and Zebra. Lovely patterns and quilts!

stephanie @ Luckystarquilts said...

I would like to make Elephant Parade! It would be the perfect baby quilt for my nephew and his wife.

Susan Stanton said...

Love the Fat Quarter Shop and Chestnut Street collection.

Janie Darnell said...

Your patterns make me happy! Love the puppies!!

Pine Point Cathy said...

Farm Friends and Forest Friends. Many congrats on this milestone!
basaran.family@rogers.com

Pine Point Cathy said...

Love the Artisan Spirit Shimmer line!
basaran.family@rogers.com

linynp said...

Oh I love them all! But squirrels, hamster and raccoons are it!

Janie said...

I love the Desert Bloom fabrics.

linynp said...

Hummingbirds Bali crackers!

Janie said...

I like your forest friends quilt pattern.

vkh6210 said...

Thank you for explaining the sponsor ads. I never realized that was how it worked. Great giveaway, thank you. timewilltell 63 at yahoo dot com

Jill Scholtz said...

Congratulations on the success of your quilting business, 🤗 I can relate to those looks and snickers when I tell people I have a quilting business. You are very talented and your patterns are adorable! I would love the 🐮 cow pattern and the modern baby quilt pattern (with the foxes) if I happen to win the drawing.

MaureenE said...

I like your Stepping Stones and the On Point patterns, guess I am more a traditionalist kind of quilter.

Lori said...

Farm Animals and Butterfly/Flowers.
Tough question. They are all so adorable.

Nadine Donovan said...

I love the Racoon and the Blackbird patterns. Honestly- I love them all, but I would start with these. Love them!

Lori said...

Lorikeet Bali Crackers would be wonderful with the butterflies/flowers pattern

Nadine Donovan said...

I would use Aubade- a song to the dawn from the Fat quarter Shop!

sewyouquilt2 said...

If I win I would love Modern Bear paw and the horse quilt block. I also love your Have a jolly little Christmas too. oh heck, what pattern of yours do I NOT like would have been an easier question. the answer would be I love them ALL! LOL glad you are making quilting your business. you are very talented.

Anne said...

You've come a long way, Lorna, and I've enjoyed watching your blog and your patterns evolve. You are one of the most generous quilt bloggers out there!!! It's time for you to see some return on that :)

Dawn F said...

I like the Garden Wall pattern because it would be a great pattern to show off bigger prints. I also think "Monkey See, Monkey Do" is so cute!

Anne said...

Fat Quarter Shop - maybe the Bramblewood layer cake?

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