3/8/13

Let's Party!!


This giveaway is now closed.

Welcome to the Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop Party and Giveaway.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


If we're going to beat the winter blues, I think we need some bright colors, don't you?  Today I have something fabulous for you.  These pretties ought to bring a smile to your face:  


It's a seven fat quarter bundle and panel of Swallow Tail Flutterby by Mary Engelbreit for Andover Fabrics.

And I'm going to make it super easy for you to win.  Here's what you need to do:

1.  Make sure I'm able to contact you.  In my last giveaway, I had to bypass the first two winners because they were set at no-reply.  Here's a clue:  If no one ever replies to the comments you leave on blogs, then you're probably set at no-reply.  Do yourself a favor and google these words:  "No-reply blogger".  You'll find lots of tutorials to help you out.  If you're using Google Plus, you could be at no-reply and not even know it.  Try these words in your search:  "No-reply Google Plus".

2.  Leave a comment.  You can say anything you want to, but if you can't think of anything, here's a question for you:  What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

3.  Followers of my blog, new or time-honored, can leave a second comment for a second chance to win.

I will ship internationally, and so this giveaway is open to all citizens of Planet Earth.  Giveaway will remain open until March 14th.  Winner announced on March 15th.  Good luck!

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512 comments from clever and witty friends:

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ana-ane said...
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ana-ane said...

Muchas gracias a ti, por todos los ratos que me entretengo cuando paso por aquĆ­.

Saludos

ana

Nati said...

Thank you for the chance to win this amazing fabric. Love it!

Nati said...

I am your follower

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

You are right - nice bright colours will help beat the winter blues (or fog like we have today)! amycav at hotmail dot com

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay I am a follower :) Have a great blog-hop party!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now this is funny - I was just looking at this panel in Hancock's catalog - just love ME fabrics and this bundle would certainly chase the blues away.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm an old salt follower.

Martina said...

Oh that is really great against winter blues! Love those fabrics!I think I would open a little cafe with a corner to read, to talk and to sew.

Martina said...

Thanks for a second chance being a follower.

Elisabetta said...

thank you so much for this giveaway, I love those colors and prints and my little fairy would love that too ^_^
I'd like to have a crafting shop with my sister-in-law for sewing and everything DIY

Elisabetta said...

thank you for the second chance, I am an "old" follower ^_^

Donna said...

I love the bright, colorful fabric and am especially found of the butterflies! Thanks for having the giveaway. Happy quilting.

Donna said...

I am a follower - wouldn't want to miss the adventures of Smitty lol!

Lia*s Handmades said...

These colours and patterns are perfect to welcome spring! Also, if I could do anything and I could not fail then I would make a dream come true and open my own sewing related business...making my hobby my job :)

Thanks for this giveaway!

Lia*s Handmades said...

I'm also one of your old followers ;)

Chiska said...

What a pretty butterfly!

Chiska said...

I'm a follower.

Marjorie Nath said...

I'm a happy follower.

thelady at hotmail.com

Marjorie Nath said...

Cute fabric giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. If I knew I could not fail, I would start my own craft business.

thelady at hotmail.com

Irina said...

Hi Barb! If I knew I could not fail, I'd build up my own house. thanks for the chance!

Irina said...

I'm a follower!

Jeanie said...

Yes, the happy spring fabric did make me smile. Just lovely!

Jeanie said...

And I'm a happy follower!

Lisa Marie said...

I'm definitely ready to move past winter and these fabrics could be just the thing! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

cherylj said...

That is such cute fabric, thanks for the chance to win

cherylj said...

I follow your wonderful blog

Shannon Meyer said...

Beautiful fabric and definitely bright and cheerful to chase away the winter blues!!

Susan C said...

What beautiful bright colors! Thanks for the chance to win them.

Shannon Meyer said...

I am a fairly new follower:)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful giveaways gifts Barb...thanks

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I do follow you

Gill said...

Thank you for some wonderful colours on a really grey and gloomy day here in the UK!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Marj said...

WOW! That fabric is really bright. It woke me right up, what a wonderful Spring quilt they would make.

marth225 said...

I am a follower and really enjoy reading your blog

Marj said...

I am one of your many followers. Love to read of your many adventures.

LesQuilts said...

Hi! thanks for the great giveaway!
What would I attempt? I think a "round the world trip", just on my own, enjoy what makes each country unique!
Take care, Leslie

LesQuilts said...

I am a follower! You could hit 1000 followers this week!
Take care, Leslie

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm in, that fabric is so bright and beautiful.

Dana Gaffney said...

I follow you, sometimes too far but I'm following.

gpc said...

I am a follower, of course. :)

gpc said...

If I knew I could not fail . . . lol, I would get married again. :)

Margaret said...

Well, gee Barbara, I have to think. I really wish I could be an amazing runner. So far every time I have tried, I have not done well. I want to be the sixty year old lady who wins the Boston marathon. I tried to couch to five k but never got off the couch.

Margaret said...

I am a loyal follower. Very loyal, like Lassie.

Podunkpretties said...

I'm a follower!

Podunkpretties said...

Of course I would open the best darn quilt shop in Podunk!

Jan said...

Beautiful fabric. I would love to quilt with them.
godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

Charlene S said...

I would open up a quilt shop that sold current fabric at discounted prices and offered free classes with national teachers and had free bag day once a month.

Sherry said...

Imagine Smitty would like to chase a butterfly like this one, beautiful fabric!

Mommarock said...

I would attempt to find comfort for the ill. I know it isn't wise to cure everyone, the earth cannot support everyone. But to find comfort for them that would be a good thing to do.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Sowing Stitches said...

Great color combo for chasing away the cold days of winter! :) I think a new spring tote bag with tons of pockets would be fun to create with these beautiful fabrics! :) Thanks for an early view of spring!

hiyacinth said...

I'm a follower!

hiyacinth said...

That's a lovely giveaway! Thanks!

hiyacinth said...

That's a lovely giveaway! Thanks!

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice and lively fabric bundle. Jane

Quiltsmiles said...

I am a faithful follower. Jane

Bev C said...

Hello Barbara,

Such pretty fabrics. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Bev C said...

Hello Barbara,

Follow your blog through Google Reader.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Vanessa Kasal said...

Wow what pretty bright fabric!!!!

Vanessa Kasal said...

Wow what pretty bright fabric!!!!

Barb H said...

Bright colors are exactly what I need about now! Thanks for the giveaway.

Barb H said...

Very nice fabric for a giveaway--perfect for the winter blues!

Sallie said...

I love bright colors and these are so sunny and cheery! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Clothesline Club said...

I love reading about Smitty's adventures and your blog. Thanks for the beautiful fabric giveway.

JoyceLM said...

If I knew I couldn't fail - hmmm. That kinda takes the challenge out of doing something, doesn't it? Lovely fabrics - thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Thanks again.

Alla Blanca said...

I am a follower. (Well, I like to think of myself as a leader, but I honestly do make a pretty good follower. Very loyal.)

Alla Blanca said...

I have had the tradition of buying myself something very bright and cheery every year on my birthday (January). To this day, the brightest things in my closet can pretty much all be traced back to birthday purchases.

Renea said...

Really pretty fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joyce said...

Beautiful fabric...would be thrilled to win!

Joyce said...

I am a happy follower!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Hmm... maybe quilt a large quilt on my machine. No way it will ever happen lol.

Tammy said...

I am allready a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

That fabric is so beautiful. It screams spring....And boy am I ready for Spring.Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

greelyrita said...

Such a happy collection!! Wouldn't it be lovely to win!?!

greelyrita said...

I'm a follower. Thanks Barbara for this opportunity!

LethargicLass said...

If I knew I could not fail it would not be an attempt, it would be a do :) Abd since I cannot fail I would open up a quilt shop LOL

LethargicLass said...

I am a time-honoured follower :)

JLVerde said...

Happy follower here.

JLVerde said...

What would I attempt if I knew I couldn't fail?

I'd make my living as a writer/artist (with no "real" job taking up my time).

Terry said...

Very pretty and cheery, I love this fabric. Thank you for the chance to win it.

Terry said...

I am a follower, thanks again.

treadlemusic said...

Love that fabric....just "what the doctor ordered" as winter winds down!!! Hugs, Doreen

treadlemusic said...

I am a follower through my Reader on Wordpress and lovin' it!!! Hugs (again) Doreen

Kelly Vetch said...

Ooooo! I love super bright colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

Aunt Marti said...

I have been a Mary Engelbreit since I was in high school -- long, long ago! Love this collection!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I would go skydiving if I could be absolutely guaranteed a safe ending.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a follower and I love these fabrics!

Patrica said...

That fat quarter bundle reminds me of the Mexican paper flags we put in the garden in the summer to brighten the place up, so cheerful!

Diane Wild said...

As usual, you have a wonderful giveaway. Those fabrics will certainly chase all the blues away.

Diane Wild said...

I am a salty follower and thanks for the second chance.

Tanya said...

Thanks for chance to win. I would hike the Grand Canyon again like I did as a teenager.

Tanya said...

I am a followr through GFC.

Teresa in Music City said...

Love those bright fabrics!!! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Teresa in Music City said...

And of course I'm a follower!

Quilting Babcia said...

Butterflies = spring! These fabrics would make such a sweet little apron or cheery placemats.

Lisa said...

Love that bundle! I would go back to school to become a nurse....
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lisa said...

I am a follower tried and true!
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

barb said...

If i could do anything and know i would not fail would be to sky dive, i am afraid of heights lol. babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

I am a loyal follower and look forward to your blog babscorbitt@gmail.com

Celtic Thistle said...

I'd attempt to quilt the very large quilt that is backed and basted and hiding in my cupboard!

Celtic Thistle said...

I am a follower too.

Jeanne said...

It's snowing to beat the band here, and those butterflies are gorgeous -- the only hint of spring I can see!
Jeanne :)

Kat said...

If I knew I could not fail, I would backpack around the world. I'll probably do it anyway, though. Failure be damned :)

Kat said...

I am a follower

Mary Ann said...

I would start my own business. In beekeeping or sewing. Maybe both!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

What lovely and brght fabric..thanks for the chance to win..bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

Mary Ann said...

I follow in Google reader

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I am a follower..

Needled Mom said...

Those would definitely brighten any winter blues.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower too.

Stella Nemeth said...

I follow you through Google Reader.

Stella Nemeth said...

I love Mary Engelbreit. I have started my morning with her day by day calendar for a couple of years now. I'd love the fabrics. I'm hungry for Spring Color.

Quilter said...

Pretty fabric. Reminds me of Spring.

Margaret said...

What a lovely choice of fabrics. I want to try the Mariners compass some day but havent got up the nerve yet.

Margaret said...

I follow you by email and facebook.

giddy99 said...
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giddy99 said...

I'm never at a loss for words, but I really like your question, so here goes. What would I attempt to do if I knew I could not fail? I would learn to teleport myself long distances, to avoid 14-20 hours of travel time each week. Or, I would find a seasonal business that I loved to own/operate, that provided me with an adequate living for the entire year.

giddy99 said...

I'm an avid (nearly rabid) follower of your blog!

Melinda said...

I keep trying and it keeps telling me it's not going through so hopefully I haven't commented 10 times! Thanks for the chance!

Melinda said...

I'm a follower!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous collection of fabrics. The butterfly really means spring to me!

Rosa said...

I love warm days and I`m waiting Spring with a big hug.

Rosa said...

And of course,I do follow.Thansk for the chance!!

Marti said...

Thank you for the chance to win this fabric. It is so pretty.

Marti said...

I've followed you with my blog roll for awhile, but now I'm a GFC follower too.

Linda said...

HI! ALREADY FOLLOW VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

WOW! WHAT A PRETTY GIVEAWAY>THANKS SO FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!
HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

KatieQ said...

I am a follower.

KatieQ said...

Butterflies and dots. Spring doesn't get much better than that. Here in NY there is 10.5 inches on the ground and more is falling. I am tired of winter.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I've been a long time follower :D

sew.darn.quilt said...

What a beautiful palette to spring's colours!
Thank you for the chance :)

free indeed said...

If I should win this bundle, it will be going into a quilt for my oldest granddaughter for when she turns 10. I've told my grandkids that when they turn 10, I'll make them each a quilt. Time to retire the baby quilts :) I've started on one, have a suggestion from the second, and I'll probably do the row along I've seen recently for the granddaughter.

free indeed said...

I'm a faithful follower via email.

Myself said...

Love this giveaway! very generous... thanks for the chance to win :)

Abbigail said...

Love your spring like fabrics!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Myself said...

I'm your follower too :)

Nita said...

I'm a long-time follower - I feel like I know you. :)

Nita said...

Oh, those colours are so springy! I am itching for spring up here in the great white north!

Jan Baker said...

That fabric is a little girls quilt waiting to happen. I do believe spring is finally going to get here. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

Debra Lee said...

If I could not fail I would quit my job and open a cat rescue!

Debra Lee said...

Already following!

KT said...

I follow via email

kthomas26@gmail.com

KT said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

ritainalaska said...

a few years ago, i drew up a room plan to turn my back room into a craft room ... it worked! after a lot of hard work, all the parts and pieces of cabinets and countertops, i had a place for my 'puter, sewing machine, fabric and all the tools and thingies that would make working back here so fine. i was 70 then and am out of ideas of things to do that i could do, for i've done them or tried to.

Kristine said...

I'm on the computer, procrastinating the cleaning that I need to do. Drab and dreary day here - which isn't helping. Time to do something productive!

Kristine said...

I'm a follower. :D

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw
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Bonnie58 said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Dar said...

What a great bunch of bright, beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win such a great collection.

Dar said...

You bet I'm one of your loyal followers. Who wouldn't be with all the great ideas you come up with!!

Cathy said...

Well, you made my day. Rain and snow here and what do I see first thing? The beautiful fabric you are offering in your Giveaway. I adore butterflies. What a treat!

Cathy said...

Well, you made my day. Rain and snow here and what do I see first thing? The beautiful fabric you are offering in your Giveaway. I adore butterflies. What a treat!

OhioLori said...

What a beautiful & delightful Bundle of Spring!!! Will make a wonderful Throw for Family Room...so it always has Sunshine on gray days!! :)

Cathy said...

I am a happy Follower!

Donna said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Those fabrics would really help the winter blues (we still have snow here) and I'm so looking forward to Spring!

OhioLori said...

I am definitely a super loyal Follower (notice..I didn't admit to "Stalker"?? he he he)

Loooove your Blog!!! :)

VickiT said...

OOH those are beautiful colors. Funny enough, I was in JoAnn Fabrics today to get some fleece to make a little bunny hat for my 1yr old Granddaughter and checked their little fat quarter bundles again. I've been collecting a few of them the past few trips there and they are the very same colors you have shown in the giveaway; lime green, orange, and that bright pink. How funny. This must be meant for me right? Maybe it's our cat connection. LOL

Have a great weekend.

Betty said...

I have always wished I could start a cat rescue program since that service is severely lacking in my area. Maybe someday, if I win the lottery, but I don't play the lottery, so it probably won't happen. :-/

VickiT said...

I am already a follower of your blog also on GFC as well as via email.

Thank you for the perfect fabrics you're giving away. LOVE those colors.

Betty said...

I am a follower! Thanks for a great giveaway, the fabric definitely says Spring!

Lyndsey said...

Those fabrics are adorable. They would certainly chase the winter blues away.

Lyndsey said...

I'm a very happy follower.

Karen said...

I am so ready for spring and those fabrics are just the ticket! So lovely and bright! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Karen said...

I'm also a follower of your delightful blog. Thanks for all of your inspiration and creativity!

Kate Brown said...

If I knew I wouldnt fail I would have a heart lung transplant, after that everything would be possible!!

Kate Brown said...

I am a follower and love your blog. Thanks for a chance to win these pretty fabrics!

Michell K said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway

Michell K said...

I f0llow you

desertskyquilts said...

Blogger sets ALL those who blog somewhere other than Blogspot as no-reply bloggers. Nothing we can do about that. =)

dezertsuz at gmail

desertskyquilts said...

I follow you by e-mail. I don't really expect people to reply to my comments. Nice if they visit my blog, but okay if they don't, too. I'm just leaving my two cents on blogs. LOL

dezertsuz at gmail

BeachQuilter said...

Beautiful fabric! If I knew I wouldn't fail I'd be an accomplished FMQ !

BeachQuilter said...

I follow you!

B Greene said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway chance! Beautiful prize!!

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog.

kc said...

Hmmmm...if I couldn't possibly fail, I think I'd search for a cure for Alzheimer's. Cancer has a humongous foundation & support systems galore, but Alzheimer's patients are often alone, even when they need the love & support the most.

Your butterflies rival the ones on my flowers outside!

kc said...

Happily following you & the cats!

BizyStitches said...

Lovely fabric. Fun blog hop. Thanks for being part of the hop.

BizyStitches said...

I'm a blog follower. Thanks

carla said...

Hi!!! These bright cheerful colors will cure the blues!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

carla said...

HI!!! I am a happy follower!!!!

Christine M said...

Those fabrics will certainly beat the winter blues!

Christine M said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

cakegirl said...

Love the colorful butterfly. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Junebug613 said...

What a lovely give away prize and how generous and thoughtful of you! I always enjoy your blog posts!

Junebug613 said...

I'm a faithful follower!! :D

Deborah said...

Thanks for such a lovely giveaway - such beautiful fabric!

Deborah said...

I am a follower!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful fabric. I am looking forward to spring to see some great color again. If I could not fail, I would try more advanced quilt patterns .

Kathy H said...

I am a happy follower.

Mimi said...

You have chosen a lovely selection of fabrics for Beating the Winter Blues blog hop!! Thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower - thanks for a second chance!

ljmcisaac said...

Neat question. I would climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I follow you in blogger.

A Quilters Playhouse said...

Love this big, beautiful butterfly!

Sarah_L_N said...

Wow, they are gorgeous fabrics! If I could try anything and not fail then I think I would like to fly! Not in a plane or anything, just me lol :) I've always wanted wings (is that weird?!), so hopefully I'd have them to fly with ;)

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