Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Charming Month of June (week four giveaway)

Are you ready for the fourth and final charm pack + Kate Conklin Designs pattern giveaway?!?!  I'm a couple of days late, so I hope you believe in "better late than never."  The idea for the color palette for the last charm pack came from the fabrics for one of the cross quilts I'm still working on, "Molly's Wash Day." 


A variety of blues, greens, and golds:


20 fabrics x 2 each = 40 charm squares.

The last two pictures were taken at 8:00 p.m.this evening with my brand new Nikon Coolpix S8000.  
It's such a relief to have a camera again!  
 And I even got a few photography pointers from Jen (PMQG President / aka Betty Crocker Ass) during our officer's meeting last night at the Lucky Labrador in Multnomah Village.  I didn't realize she'd actually taken any pictures until I went to download a few pictures of my own.  Here is Jen's photo of our Treasurer, Tamara.  Talk about a natural beauty!


And don't forget that the winner of this week's giveaway will also win a pattern generously donated by Kate of Kate Conklin Designs!  What would you choose if you were the winner?  The Charm Bracelet pattern, or maybe her newest design...


I am blown away by Kate's generosity, and I want to thank her once again for volunteering to donate patterns for each week's giveaway -- totally unsolicited!  It has been such a pleasure to give away these charm packs from my stash, and that pleasure has been enhanced by the added bonus of giving away one of Kate's patterns each week as well!  Thank you so very much, Kate!
 Thank you to those of you who have clicked over to read the blog that I started for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.  I so appreciate the support!  I would really like to have a blog giveaway in the very near future for the PMQG blog and would like to ask if anyone out there would like to donate something for the giveaway.  I've already had two offers, and I think it would be fun to have lots of goodies for the giveaway and multiple winners.  

 In the mean time, to win this month's fourth and final giveaway (charm pack + pattern), 
just leave a comment below.

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan

77 comments:

  1. Just so yummy!!!!! You have such excellent taste (well very similar to me).

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  2. Love the fabrics, great colours! Congrats on your new camera too! Thanks for the chance to win =)

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  3. Love that color combination! Beautiful fabrics, thanks for the giveaway.

    Wonky Donkey! Too cute! Kate's work is wonderful.

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  4. grats on the new camera! I don't think I could live without mine.

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  5. Yay for new camera! Thank you for the giveaway, those fabrics are beautiful, love the cool colors!

    Kamal

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  6. "molly's wash day" is coming along beautifully! I love the softness in the color combination...very calming. Molly is a lucky girl! is she home for summer break? I'm excited to have all the kids off for the summer, even thou it will be a busy one.

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  7. What a beautiful selection of fabric! And congrats on a new camera!

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  8. What a great give away, I love the colors, and my choice of pattern is the bracelet pattern.
    Elaine

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  9. Hi Joan - I love the cool colors and it looks like the new camera is working just great!

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  10. Kate is amazing and generous. Her quilts never fail to make me happy. Congrats on the new camera. And contact me--I would love to be part of the giveaway!

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  11. What a great cool color palette! Very summery! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. What a beautiful giveaway. And I love reading about all the great things happening in Oregon!

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  13. Lovely colours! and yay for having a new camera! Always nice.

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  14. Congrats on your camera! That charm pack is beautiful! I love her charm bracelet pattern. BTW, I love your new blog header.

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  15. I'm so glad you got another camera...I would be lost w/o mine!!! Lovely charm pack...oh, what I could do with that!!! why, I could use it to make a charm bracelet quilt!!! how cool is that!?

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  16. Not only thank you for Kate's generosity, thank you for your generosity! I love the charm bracelet pattern :0) and the new guild blog.

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  17. Congrats on the new camera. Always fun to get a new toy, especially if it is much needed!

    And what a pretty charm pack!

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  18. Love the color selection! Congrats on the new camera.

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  19. Oh, those colours are sooo lovely! I've been wanting to do a yellowy greeny quilt all spring and now it's summer I'm going to HAVE to do it! What's the fabric on the right end of the bottom row? I think it's my favourite.

    maz_wilde(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. the fabrics are beautiful and the pattern is so cute :D i love the wonky donkey prints.

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  21. I love the colours in this charm pack - I'd love to win!!
    The wonky donkey quilt is fabulous - what a great name!!

    Gill

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  22. That wonky donkey pattern is so cute !! You are very generous with your giveaways.

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  23. Lovely fabrics and a cool pattern, too? Too cool!!! My fingers are crossed!!!

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  24. such lovely colours for a quilt to made out of.

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  25. Entering the giveaway yet again - maybe the last time is the charm (pun intended!)! I guess I usually read your blog through Reader and didn't realize you changed your blog header - wow! it looks great! Actually makes me think about hexes, and I have managed to resist that addiction so far!

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  26. Lovely colors. Lovely fabric! Thanks for entering me :-)

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  27. aaah, Joan. love your new header. as much as i love your Kaffe quilt on the fence, these hexies are the bomb!!
    saving the best for last giveaway! love your combo of greens and blues! definitely a winner for Kates charm bracelet quilt pattern!!

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  28. Such beautiful colors. Congratulations on your new camera. We bought my daughter a coolpix to take to Italy and she has great pictures from her trip.

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  29. Gorgeous gifts...Kate is inspirational. I would be happy with anything!

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  30. Beautiful everything! The fabrics, the treasurer, the pattern and your blog!

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  31. <3 the fabrics used in "Molly's Wash Day." The pattern is really neat too.

    Have a great day!

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  32. Any way you can throw in some free time with the prize package? 'Cause that's what I'm lacking if I win!

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  33. Joan, you're such a busy, big hearted woman! This has been a fun month to read and watch your blog! Sew many beautiful pictures and such inpsiration! Thank you!

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  34. What a HAPPY collection of charms! Thanks again to you and to Kate for the charming giveaways!!

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  35. Awesome fabric. Cool camera.

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  36. Love those cross blocks, which look fabulous together! Great selection for this week's charms.

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  37. What wonderful charm blocks!

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  38. I love those colors, thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  39. Congratulations on the new camera, I also have a Nikon Coolpix. Love the colors in the new charm pack.

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  40. I LOVE the colorway of the charm squares. They are so soothing. Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks!

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  41. I just couldn't resist something called Wonky Donky, adorable.

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  42. Another great giveaway! Thanks!

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  43. Nice blog update!
    great charm squares!
    Cross quilt looks so pretty, can't wait to start mine!

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  44. love your new blog photo! Sorry you never found your camera... Love this charm pack!! Thanks Joan

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  45. Yay for your new camera! And love your new hexie banner - those little hexies are just so pretty.

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  46. Isn't it so liberating to take great pics with a camera of everything and anything? Love it! The greens and blues are so pretty and calming combo:) Thank you for offering them up!

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  47. Lovely colors, lovely giveaway!
    I would be interested in contributing to a giveaway, even tho I'm really only a beginner with beginner skills. Would that mean I couldn't enter to win, though??? :-) Selfish of me, I know!

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  48. A new camera? Good for you!! love those greens in that fabric...my favorite color.

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  49. Crossing my fingers for those charms! I love that camera too!

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  50. Love the fresh greens in your charm squares & love everything that Kate touches!

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  51. The blues, greens and golds you have chosen would be a lovely start to a fresh, summery quilt! I'd use the Charm Bracelet pattern and audition some Kona solids to find the perfect color to set off those lovely prints :D The giveaways have been lots of fun, thanks, Joan!

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  52. Love those colors! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  53. love your new camera! I'm soooo green!

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  54. I love taking pictures. I dont know what I would have done without my camera so congrats on your new one!

    Lindsay.Forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  56. Love the colors in the fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  57. Nice job on the PMQG blog. It looks like a fabulous chapter!

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  58. Yay, another chance to win some blue and green gorgeousness. I still love Sierra's Forest best but of course all of Kate's stuff is so lovely. Crossing my fingers, toes, legs, arms, and even braided my hair, lol. (One of these days maybe I'll win something and I keep trying!)

    galaxie_bleu[at}yahoo{dot]com

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  59. Fantastic! Please enter me in the giveaway for some of Kate's designs (like Wonky Donkey) and your charms. Thanks you for a month of fun and congratulations on your new camera. What pattern are you using for Molly's Wash Day? mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  60. I love the colors you've put together...thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. yay! you got a new camera Joan! do you love it?

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  62. Lovely colors, lovely fabric. I love green.

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  63. Hope you go well with the new camera, my mum recently bought the same one and she's been really enjoying it!

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  64. Nicely coordinated fabrics--I've been getting more into the yellow/green palate myself lately.

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  65. I could not live without my camera to capture my mistakes and sucesses! I'm sorry yours was gone, but glad you got a new one.

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  66. Those colors are so pretty!! Your "wash day' quilt is lovely!!

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  67. Beautiful colors - love it! And congrats on the new camera!

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  68. So lovely--these giveaways have been nothing short of awesome!

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  69. Love your blog! Very inspirational!

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  70. As a writer, I'm in awe of people who can put color together well. I can describe the mood, but I turn into Woody Allen when I have to put colors and patterns together.

    You clearly don't have that problem, lol. If I win, consider it a donation to the color-impaired.

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  71. wow...love to enter the giveaway...pretty colours

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  72. This is a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much!!

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  73. What wonderful fabrics! With all the blues and greens, it reminds me of how fresh everything looks after a good rainfall. And hey, if you're giving some rainfall away, we could use it here (outside the Washington DC area)!!!Thanks for the giveaways and have an aweseome week!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  74. Beautiful fabrics in all my favorite colors! Congrats on the new camera!

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  75. beautiful quilt!
    thanks again for another great giveaway!

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  76. Is this giveaway still open? I love charmpacks! Especially at holiday-times ;-)

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