Monday, July 11, 2011


I tell my kids to do it all the time. It's time for me to practice what I preach.

This is my 300th blog post and since beginning this blog 2 1/2 years ago, my life has changed in so many wonderful ways.

Most importantly, I have met many new friends on line and IRL! This 'sharing' post is for those people who have shared with me their time, their creativity, their 'stuff', their friendship.

Here's what is on offer: fabric. I have LOADS of it and I want to share some of it with one of you.

Some photos from my stash. Not necessarily what I'll be giving.
Rather than make a selection of my own, I will base the selection on the winner's fabric preferences.
So, to be in the running for a parcel of fabric loveliness, just leave me a comment with 5 words to describe your favourite types of fabric.

Here are some examples to get you thinking:
  • floral
  • vintage
  • linen
  • Japanese
  • solid
  • geometric
  • green/blue/purple/pink/etc
  • designer
  • voile
  • spots
  • bright
  • childrens
  • and so on .....
More stash photos
Only people I have already connected with will be in the running for this prize. No need to blog about it or tell your friends. If you are new to my blog today, I hope you stick around so I can get to know you before the next time I do such a giveaway.  But you won't be in the running today.

International entries welcome. I will do the random number thing on Thursday morning (Melbourne time). After that, comments to this post will be closed.
Please make sure I have a way of contacting you!!

Thanks again for all that you have shared with me.
Andi xx

Edit 9:30 Thursday morning: This post is now closed for comments. I'll draw a winner very soon!! See here for the winner announcement!


CurlyPops said...

Oh wow Andi, how could I possibly resist!
My five words would be.... pink, orange, red, retro, floral

Jennifer said...

i won't enter because i'm still a fairly new reader (a week? two?), but i wanted to pop in and say i love this giveaway!

i once gave away a copy of EQ7 and had a couple hundred comments. i only have 30 followers, and only about 10 of them read and comment regularly. i'd love to recognize the people whom i've connected with!

Kate said...

Please don't enter me in your fab giveaway Ms Andi, I am away from the machine just now. I just wanted to pop past and say that Miss Indi, reading over my shoulder, remembers the day you baught all those spotties and was wandering if they have become anything yet? X

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Wow, that is a generous offering you are having. Blue, Bright, Cheerful, Blendable, old school.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

How generous Andi - Congrats on the milestone.

I love warm colours, slightly dusty colours, linens, japanese and spots

Thanks for asking :-)

Pinky said...

great idea! My words would be: bright, geometric, purple, blue, green :)

melissa said...

Im only a recent follower so dont know if im in the running.... but the first four examples hit the spot for me!

Congratulations on your 300th post!


Frogdancer said...

Spots. Email me if I win.


Jessica Manuel said...

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to enter the giveaway, but I love bright, colorful, floral, retro, and...hmmm... designer :)

Copper Patch said...

Congrats on a big milestone Andi!

My top picks (limiting me to five when I am so fickle...? harsh :o)

Novelty, spots, green, red, voile

KD-Quilts said...

Ohhhh, thanks for sharing (and happy blogversary!). My favs are designer, brights and floral!

Here's to 300 more!

Catherine said...

congratulations Andi! I feel lucky to have been inspired (and sometimes a little intimidated!) by your amazing creativity, but especially lucky to have met you in real life (thanks to Cath)
my words - vintage / floral / natural / slightly crazy (last 2 words are possibly a description of me as well as my fabric preferences!)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Great milestone. Here's to the next 300!

Spots, Brights, Geometric

You have a brilliant stash!

Deb Robertson Writes said...

What a great idea. I love the colours you use! Words that spring to mind for me would be... retro, orange, pink, white and spots!!

Kristy said...

Very fun!
My 5, bright, colorful, dots, playful, unique.

Thanks and congrats on your milestone!

Delores said...

Hmmm, let's see:

modern, solid, dots, geometric and bright.

Hope that covers it okay!

Allie said...

Wow such a fun giveaway! Congrats on 300, and thanks for all the inspiration.

I think my five would be, rich, bright, green, dots, fun.


Bellgirl said...

Hmmm, what an interesting challenge, let's see:


Congratulations on your 300th :)It's interesting to see how different each person's words are, and how well the words describe the style of the people I know!

Asiyah said...

Congrats on the blog milestone!

I've got loads of fabric and don't need to add to my stash but that is very gracious of you to offer this giveaway.

bec said...

Yay, congrats, but I actually think congrats are for me, for being lucky enough to know you IRL! Gosh, 5 words.....spots, stripes, novelty, linen

two hippos said...

So generous! Congrats on reaching post 300.

My five: modern, bold, saturated, natural, solids.

rachelmp said...

Wow, Andi. It's been great to meet you in person and read each of your 300 posts. Five words for me are spots, pretty, modern, maya, fresh. Of course I had to add in Maya as I make a lot of her clothes. Thanks Andi!

Leanne said...

Love a give away where you don't have to jump through hoops ........... good on you Andi.
Spots, linen,brights,strips,modern

Susan said...

Andi, this is such a beautiful idea for a giveway. I have really enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you a bit by e-mail. Looking forward to the next 300! I love modern fabric--in all its bright, polka-dotty, flowery, birdy goodness. (and I mustn't forget to mention KAFFE)
With warm regards from Jerusalem.

Lurline said...

Just five letters, Andi - voile! Congratulations on your achievements!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Megs said...

Congratulations Andi!

My 5 words would be: Bright, Japanese, Saturated, Designer, Floral. Wow, that was really hard, I could have added another 10 words easily - which I guess really just means that I am not too picky :)

I look forward to reading your next 300 posts and being inspired further by your amazing stitchery!!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

You're so sweet.

Bright, floral, yellow, vintage, designer

Jan Quigley said...

300 posts!!! I just checked & I'm at 194 posts in just over 2 years. It's interesting when you check your stats.
Now 5 words :-) vintage, floral, spots, aqua, bright. Thanks for entering me in the draw!

Jodi said...

Andi, I favorited your "Thursday Scraptacular quilt and have been working on a similar one with 1 1/2" squares - but yours is soooo pretty!
I love vintage, bold, geometric, dots, floral. Thanks for the chance!

Janet said...

Bright, modern, warm colours, patterns and flowers. Hope that makes it clear enough :)

Jennadesigns said...

Congrats on 300! I adore your blog and look forward to reading every time it pops up in my blog reader!

You make this hard - only 5?
Here goes:
polka dots

And here's to 300 more - I cannot wait! :) Thank you!

Nooly said...

you are just wonderful! but I knew that already :-)
5 words you say?

not necessarily describing one thing does it? sorry....

sharon said...

Congratulations on the 300th post--love your blog! My fabric picks are: Funky,bright solids, dots, groovy florals!
Thank you!

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

5 words??????

Scraps, bright, anything, no beige!

I love ya work!!!! xxx

Susie said...

andi - Cogratulations on 300! I really need to thank you (but at times could possibly have cursed you). I met you at a couple of Amitie classes and your blog was the first one I had ever looked at - I didn't even know what they were until you handed me your little (skinny) card you had with the details on it.I still have that card in my sewing box. Consequently, your blog is first on my list on bookmarked blogs (out of about 200 (or more)). I spend so much time (well what I have of it) viewing beautiful crafty blogs thanks to you and have finally taken the step of starting my own. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if I count as a follower/connected....we did the February Kaffe Fassett workshop


bright, girly, solid, kiddy, purple

and congratulations on the commitment to blogging, 300 posts


Rachel said...

How generous. I am very glad to have "connected" with you also.

My 5 words...
- Spots
- Cool
- Nature
- Contrast
- Floral

Mystica said...

Congratulations on the 300th post.

Tough to choose

solids more somber than bright
florals anything in pink and cream
polka dots preferably red and white
diagonal stripes blue and white (navy) influence!
black and white prints anything goes


Marit said...

I have loved to tag along and play along. Yours is a lovely blog to visit. Love your idea of sharing, and will take it to hart. (My stash has grown over the years and is a healthy size, so I'll pass on the lovely prize)

; )

Michelle said...

I have no idea if we are "connected". I don't use the follow function on google, so ...

Just in case! My five words are red, yellow, retro, Kaffe, and dots.

Congratulations on your post-iversary!

Julie said...

Congratulation on 300. You got me thinking.....what do I look for most. So in five words.


The Calico Cat said...

You have me thinking at 6:30 in the morning!

black & white
pure colors

trash said...

Isn't blogging the best fun? You know I wish I lived closer so I could get involved in all the fabulous craftiness that goes on in Melbourne (obviously that reads 'so I could be closer to my family';-) but being able to share lives and grow freindships online is a good second best.

My words?
patterned, pretty, green, bright & coloured.

(haha, word ver is 'metromp'. Yes, Ithink we did.)

Quilting Corner said...

We are celebrating our 300th blog also. You might want to look into our giveaway. I've been following your blog for sometime now. Thanks for the opportunity. Since we make comfort quilts for sick children my 5 words would be
brights, children, dots, animals and infants.
Fondly, Etty

Cardygirl said...

Congrats on the milestone! What do I like??? Spots, fresh, fun, retro...woven! Have fun!

Cass said...

Congratulations on the 300 posts. My words would be vintage, Japanese, designer, linen and I can't think of the fifth one

diana said...

Oh, my, the dots got me dreaming :D.

I think I'd say (hopfully all are english words :)) )

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I've been reading your blog for a long time, but can't recall when I last commented...shame on me!

In any case, congrats on 300 posts..may you have many many more! Your blog is such a inspiration.

Five words eh?
dainty prints
old fashioned

Rebecca Merry said...

How fun! Congrats on your milestone! You were one of the first blogs I started following when I found out what a "blog" was!! My five would be bright, geometric, modern, solid, dots!

Helen said...

5 words to describe your favourite types of fabric hey? Hmmmmm....

Tone on tone
Online Shopping (two words but YKWIM!)

librarysherry said...

I am pretty new here but here's what I love:

bright, alive, energetic, alluring, and innovative types of fabric!!!!!!!!

Dawn W said...

Well, it's so hard to choose only five words, as my fabric choices varies depending on my mood - but ... retro, dots, bright, childrens, modern ... and good job on so many blog posts!

Kristen said...

What I wouldn't do for some australian ds! You can check my flickr to see why! I have had you on my side bar for a while, but been naughty and enjoying summer here too much.

Love so much of what you do!

Fran said...

Hello, lovely idea! Five words... purple, pink, linen, (is Amy Butler one word or two??), floral.
Congratulations on all your posts and a great blog.

cauchy09 said...

okay, well i love love love fabric! almost any fabric will make my day. happy, bright, soft, muted, whimsical, traditional, reproduction, classic, modern, blue, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, purple, solid, rainbow, floral, geometric, semisolid, batik, fun, fuzzy, folded, crumpled, sweet, playful, commemorative, serious,...

oh. did you want only five?

Katherine said...

Wow. You've only been blogging two and a half years? You've shared such much wonderfulness with us in that time, that I can't remember you not being here, Andi. Congrats on the milestone. Thank you for all that you share with us.

Favourite fabric types:
linen, designer, vintage, dots, pinks/reds/blues

baukje said...

Not easy to chose, my five words are:

Janet said...

Wow, 300 is a big number, congratulations! What a lovely idea for a giveaway. My favourite five would be
spots,vintage,Japanese,red, aqua.

Elena said...

Congrats on reaching such a milestone! I think my 5 words would be bright, cheerful, movement, dots, pink.

Jo said...

Wow what a great giveaway! Thank you so much for doing this! I have been following you for awhile and really enjoy your blog! Keep up the good work!

Marla said...

You inspire me to do a giveaway on my blog. I'll need to see what post # I am on....

I suppose my words would be bright,dots, stripes,(and my contradictary terms), civil war, americana.

I like just about all fabric! I always seem to be a contradiction....

Katie said...

Congrats! Super milestone... :)
My words are:
Polka dots
Thanks for the chance (if I get one) :)
I've been following u thru reader for over a year but not thru google we'll see! :)

mosea28 said...

Congratulations Andi on such an achievement, sharing your stash is a very knid thing to do. If I had to narrow my fabric favourites to 5 words it would be; autumn tones, earthy tones, retro, geometric, vintage. Looking forward to reading your next 300 posts!

Gina said...

300 posts and about as many quilts! Andi you are most prolific. What a lovely giveaway idea too. I don't know if there are too many clear themes in my fabric obsessions, but I'll give it a go: Japanese, text, linen, french, vintage. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...


meli B said...

Happy 300th. Makes you sound old!
I love stripes, spots, retro, vintage and linen.
Hope that random thingy picks me!

Mary said...

Happy 300 Andi! 5 words, hmm pattable, bold, quirky, kitsch, cheerful.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Andi, Andi, Andi.
Before I met you - sitting beside a swimming pool, draped in my other children - I had never even heard of a blog. It took a bit of encouragement (techno dufus that I am) but I'm so glad that you showed me the world of wonderfully creative, inspiring people who share through their blogs - obviously you included!
Thanks for:
*the introduction to all this
*helping me bind my first quilt
*showing quilts and projects that're funky and gorgeous
*sharing wonderful ideas
*convincing me that pink and orange do really work together
You're Ace!

Cheers and happy 300th

Christine said...

You are such a generous soul, so here goes:

Pink, orange, floral, liberty and spots!!!

Christine xo