Thursday, July 24, 2014

This and That

Just a short post today in the form and tradition of a public service announcement.

First:  Since this blog was started as a way to use quilting to raise money for a worthy cause, I like to spread the love and every now and then help promote other quilty fundraising.  So, you just might want to consider helping fund this sweet couple's adoption.  Doing it out of the goodness of your heart would be great, but there are beautiful quilts being offered as extra incentive!

Quilts for Sarah's giveaway.  (Her pictures.)

The short version: Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting a Christmas in July Giveaway.  Her daughter is adopting a special needs child, and they are trying to raise the funds to complete the adoption and bring him home.  This is such a sweet story, and you can read more about the adoption, and the quilt giveaway here. (The giveaway ends tonight at 5 p.m. CST, so hurry!) A mere $5 will earn you an entry!

Second:  Have you heard about the Palette Builder over at Play Crafts?  I might be just a tad late to jump on the train, but this is so neat!  Of course, I've seen palette builders that can be used to find paint colors, but Kona Cottons?  You just upload your pretty picture, then it matches Kona Cottons for you to be able to quilt your gorgeous palette in real life.  Don't like a color?  Delete it from the mix, and they'll add another!

What I really like about this is the potential to find Kona Cottons from a print that you have not yet purchased.  Or, to pick up some solids after a purchase.  Because you know, I'm always forgetting the solids!

Click on over and have fun! And go ahead and thank me for your latest internet distraction.  

(Linking up with Jennie at Porch Swing Quilts.)  


  1. What a fun idea, to use a fabric print! I do love the palette builder. Probably too much!

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. So excited to see who wins those beautiful quilts! Praying their sweet child will be home soon.

    SO excited about the palette builder! What an amazing resource. Thanks so much!


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