Monday, May 04, 2015

fig tree scrap giveaway

First off, thanks for all the fabric love in my last post! I'm so excited about it and I appreciate your kind response and excitement more than I can say!

Well, believe it or not, I THINK I have too many scraps! I can almost hear a collective "What??!"
As much as I would like to be able to sew them all, it's just not realistic. My craft room is getting crowded, so I'm putting these up for adoption. Most, if not all, of these scraps are from various lines by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. If you would like a chance to win these scraps, please leave me a comment in this post. In your comment, I'd love to hear what is on the top of your bucket list (quilted or non-quilt related is great!) OR what is one thing that you would do if you knew you wouldn't fail? (I'm turning 40 later this year, thus the introspective questions!) It's so much fun to read your responses!

The scrap drawing will be open to the US only, due to shipping costs. Since I don't want to leave out my international readers, this will be a dual giveaway. For the international readers, I will pick one winner as well. For that winner, I'd be happy to send any 5 (of my) PDF patterns of their choice.

I'll pick winners later this week!

Happy Monday to you!

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Shannon said...

I'm trying to get my quilting closet cleaned out of old projects and fabric pulls! Thanks for the chance to win.

Dolores said...

Good morning. I have one quilt that I want to make - just for me. It's the Mountain Mist iris quilt from years back. I have the background and the green chosen so all I need is the time.

sally in st. paul said...

If I knew I would be successful, I would try sky diving. It would be a thrill to have the experience of being like a bird for a few minutes.

Michelle said...

i have lots of quilting goals.. on the top of that bucket list: i'd love to sew a double wedding ring quilt some day. the idea terrifies me! but i hope to try at some point :D i'm in canada!

jenni said...

At the top of my quilty bucket list is to finish all my WIPs this year, I'm almost half way! Cruising the Greek isles is on the top of my "maybe someday" bucket list!

Amy said...

At the top of my bucket list is taking my motorcycle on the dragon's tail, which has 318 curves in 11 miles!! :) Quilt-wise, there are so many quilts I long to make, and I'm always adding more to the list.

Amy Johnson said...

I am brand new to quilting. My 11 year old daughter and I are learning together. it has been so much fun! She started paper piecing and I couldn't believe the cute blocks she made from little pieces of fabric. She's teaching me! For goals, it will be getting enough courage to machine quilt the first pieced top I sewed together.

Alison said...

A double wedding ring quilt is on my bucket list!

Anne said...

I was showing a none quilting friend one of my first quilt tops I made. She loved it. Now I have to quilt it so I can gift it to her!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

On my bucket list for life is to go to Europe and for quilting it is a Cathedral Windows quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah Milloy said...

If i knew I wouldn't fail I would quit my job and start a sewing business. I'd sell quilts, baby clothes, and accessories.

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

For my quilting bucket list, I would love to make a Single Girl quilt. I just haven't working up the nerve to tackle something so curvy yet! And for the real world bucket list, I would love to go to New Zealand. I've already done skydiving and ziplining, now I want to travel! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mac said...

At the top of my bucket list is a trip to New Zealand (from New York City), which I've made as my goal for my 50th birthday. That gives me 4 years to plan and save up. And if I knew I wouldn't fail, I'd leave my current career and start writing novels. Thank you for the giveaway!

Lily A said...

Can't wait to be the lucky gal :)

Lily A said...

Oops.... From Singapore

Cathy said...

I love your scraps! I want to get a quilt made for each of my siblings this year.

donnaleeq said...

Can I add mine to yours. I have been trying to de-stash mine for ages. I finally cut them all into strip and started one last quilt with them. I still have left overs.

klstitches said...

I would love to go on a hut to hut hiking trip through Austria or Italy! I just returned from an amazing quilt retreat, took a class from Jean Wells. Boy, does she use small pieces in her quilts!

Tracy Hansen said...

I want to see every state in the U.S. Wouldn't that be a great way to spend a summer? Some day...

CRN said...

The top of my list right now is cording ting retro camping themed quilts for my 2 yr old twin boys "big boy" beds. They started out as little lap blankets but by the time I got them cut, factored in a mover cross country, and a new baby they are now being in large to twin sizes so by the time I finish them they won't be too small, again.
If I could do something and know I wouldn't fail I would open a buisness. Basically anything creative. A cute shop, a fabric store, a camp ground, you name it I have drawn up fake buisness plans in mind.

Andrea R said...

Top of my bucket list is a lone star quilt, a big one. Dunno if I'll ever get to it tho.

What would I do if I thought I wouldn't fail? Well,,, I'm kinda doing it. ;) I have asked this thing of myself quite a bit and before many new opportunities, I ask myself "Am I only wanting to say no because this is scary?". Then I know I should say yes.

I did have a business at one point that could be considered a failure, but it wasn't because of all the things I learned. Cheaper than an MBA, that was. ;)

Also I just turned 45. the 40's are *awesome*!

Linda Cates said...

What a generous giveaway! Fig Tree is my favorite! My fantasy is to be able to long arm quilt. There is a space issue, a cost issue and then there is the question of whether I would actually be able to do it or not!!

Lynda said...

If I thought I could do it, I would climb machu piccu in peru. Quilting wise, I would just love to have my machine out of the shop so I could sew....need me a back-up machine!

Southern Gal said...

What a beautiful line of fabric scraps to give away! I have a quilt for my son up on my design wall (new pretty for me!). That will be my next project after I finish dresses for my granddaughters. Thanks for the chance!

Cheri said...

I'm working on little girl flower dresses for my son's wedding. Would much rather be quilting! Love all of your new fabrics-what a great accomplishment.

Tina Short said...

well...finishing all my UFO's of course! What I'd really love to do is see a wild tiger from the back of an elephant... I'm going to have to convince hubby and loose weight or I wont be able to get onto the poor elly!!

Ida from Central PA said...

I have drafted reproduction of a quilt that was made in the 1860's. That is first on my WIP.

What would I do if I knew I wouldn't fail?! <*laugh*> Honestly, I've been encouraged by a quiltbook author to turn those drafts into a quilt-book myself.

If I thought I could do it, and that it would be picked up by a publisher, and actually be published ... I'd go full-steam forward into changing my hand-drawn drafts into something publishing/print-worthy.

Erin ST said...

An EPP quilt with my grandparents' clothes!

Rae Reid said...

I want to sew some Sew Together bags, and get the five quilts that I've cut out sewn and quilted. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely scraps!

Morgan said...

I have recently discovered quilting and am finding it makes my heart happy. I am a knitter and quilting is much more of an instant gratification craft. I would love to do an intricate quilt. One that is a whole picture.

Hildy said...

Totally understand about the shipping, it's a killer! I'm working right now at the Green Tea and Sweet Beans pattern and I love it:-)

Amy said...

A trip to the Grand Canyon is on my bucket list, and on my quilty bucket list is to hand quilt a quilt for my queen size bed.

Hapi2Run said...

What a generous giveaway! I would follow in my grandmother's footsteps and create a cathedral window quilt... Someday. If I knew I couldn't fail, I would take flying lessons!

Dirinda Skelton said...

I am working on a 2500 squares (1")quilt and these scraps would fit in perfectly!
I'm using a lot of fabrics that I used when I made your Scrapper's Delight quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts

Tubaville said...

I've actually been working on my bucket list since January when I nearly died from Pulmonary Emboli. It sounds bad but I feel like I've been given a second chance at life. I want to do the #TimberQAL on Instagram and join swaps all winter long and join our local quilt guild which I'm attending on May 21st. I also just ordered the book and paper pieces for Millefiori LaPassaglia since I'm too I'll to machine sew right now and cannot have only cross-stitching. I need sewing like a vampire needs blood. Your scraps would go into my Millefiori quilt. It's going to be vibrant and alive. And I would so appreciate them.

Laura :: zuckerkuss said...

I would loooove your scraps and give them a great new home. Unfortunately I'm living in Scotland so out of the race. But heyhoooo. Your PDF patterns would be (almost) even better. Thanks so much for that awesome giveaway.

Lisa H. said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway! As soon as I finish the scrappy string quilt for my niece's graduation I plan to make a scrappy string spider web quilt.

susaboli said...

On my bucket list is a quilt for my mum, and if I knew I wouldn't fail, I would make a couthouse steps quilt with teenytiny steps....
Thanks for this giveaway and for the chance to win :-)

Sarah said...

I would love to do a big scrappy lone star quilt one day! Thanks for the giveaway!

bab5313 said...

My current list includes a bunch of baby things- my sister just found out she is pregnant!
Did you ever have to write a letter to your future self, say back in elementary school? What would your young (5 year old) self say about your current self?What would they want you to do?

Leah Spencer said...

Top of my bucket list is to buy a small homestead. :)

Shannon Whitehill said...

Non-quilting related bucket list item: I've been doing Zumba and other dance fitness classes for 8 years and I want to become an instructor!

Carol D said...

I'd want to make a quilt from the bag of vintage fabrics I got from my grandmother's house. Some of these are older than I am!

The Lawlor's said...

ooo, I would love some of your patterns! Thank you. I want to learn to play the guitar and to continue to spread the word about the blessings of adoption.

starsthatblaze said...

I would like to visit Antarctica!

Kimberly said...

On my bucket list... a scrap quilt of 4.5" stars and an ocean waves quilt. Aaaannnnnd, if I knew I could not fail I would move to Hawaii and live/work there.

Paula said...

I'd apply to the most well paid and sought after executive job. Ha! Thanks for the chance! Xxx

Jennifer said...

If I knew I wouldn't fail,I'd start a blog. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful scraps

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe I am entering to add to my scraps, BUT it is Fig Tree. I LOVE Fig Tree.

When I turn 40 I am going to take a month of and buy a round the world ticket and roam around. Forty isn't that far off, so I need to start saving.

Tove Marie Bach said...

Hi. Have been following your blog for a while, and I really like the things you make,including your fabric line - looking forward to get some of that :-)
Your "pineapple" quilt keeps popping up in my mind, so that could be the next new project :-)

Jennifer Carlton said...

LOVE Fig Tree fabrics! Thanks for the chance. My bucket list definitely includes a quilt (for me!) made from a combo of Fig Tree lines. right after I finish all my other projects!

Pieces of Cotton said...

Oh wow - Fig Tree is my favorite designer! Until your line comes out, of course:) My quilty bucket list is the pattern Capistrano by Judy Martin. I have loved that pattern for years, but haven't worked up the nerve yet.

willowpillow said...

I plan to finish my UFO's this year! And, on my bucket list is a trip to Italy.

Joyful Quilter said...

My quilt bucket list: something appliqued...by hand. On my person bucket list: I want to visit every continent - maybe not Antarctica.

chrissie wunderlich said...

well i won't turn up my nose at 5 of your patterns! i already fulfilled my bucket list dream. for my 40th birthday i got a longarm machine. it's been wonderful!!!

Amy said...

thank you for the chance. The top of my bucket list is going to the Kentucky Derby. My birthday is May 5 and one of these years I hope to get there. I am turning 45 tomorrow and I feel like 29. :) Thank you for the inspiration!

coastal gray said...

One of my top bucket list items which I'm presently working on is to raise a therapy dog that will benefit others (ie. kids, elderly...). I've never had a large breed dog and I'm somewhat average with dogs, and I'm over 40.
We've made it through the sleepless nights and are now doing personalized training with our 4 mo. lab.
I feel really good about the "process" of working on a goal and not giving up....

lisamarie said...

I love Fig Tree prints. I have been wanting to learn how to quilt more patterns. The top of my bucket list is to quilt the 3 basted quilts that have been hanging for a year!

AJ said...

Oh yay, scraps! I know my boyfriend won't be too excited about extra fabric if I win, but so much fun!

Judy said...

Top of my quilting list is a Bargello quilt that looks like two intertwining hearts. I think I will have to get my sister to help me with the fabric selection as I keep choking at that point.

The life experience? Is white-water rafting down the Grand Canyon for my 65th birthday. I got two years to get in shape and save the money.

DG said...

You are very kind! Thank you

Lana said...

What a nice thing to do...I would love to win these...will go along way for my Quilts for Kids...
Thank you for sharing~

Angie said...

What a fun give away! I would love to be included in it. :) One of my 'bucket list' items for this year is a Kayak---I'm not a good swimmer but dang it, I think I would love kayaking. :) AND on the quilty front, I would like to make at least one of the quilts from Sunday Morning Quilts. I am just finishing up my first 'clothesline fabric basket' which I have wanted to try forever. :)

Mary Wilde said...

If I knew I wouldn't fail, I'd write a novel. On my bucket list today...finish the laundry, haha! Thanks for the chance at the fabric scraps!

dago said...

On top of my bucket list: try to figure out how to get more than 24 hours per day so I can sew and quilt more... My birthday is this week Thursday and I'm turning 40, too...

Linda in PA said...

In my sewing life, I would love to get all my quilt tops quilted. In my regular life, I would love to travel to Alaska and Hawaii. Your scraps are beautiful.. They would work well in the scrap quilts I love to make. Thanks for the chance.

Ann said...

Top of my bucket list is to work through the bulk of my stash so no one else has to sort it/use it/dispose of it. Which is, of course, why I said "ooh, pretty scraps, I could use those..." :-)

Vicki H said...

I think for my 60th I want to go on a zip line.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Someday I'll work the courage up to try fmq on my home machine!!

Linda said...

Up to the top of my list to finally learn to machine quilt....Love the colors--I would so love to win the scraps...

Karen H said...

I have lots of quilting goals - more than I have hours in a day! My short term goal is to finish up a block exchange quilt for my guild's quilt show. And I really need your scraps...... (lol, ya, right)! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cara said...

I want to actually get around to making a quilt for myself, specifically one for my bed. Somehow, the ones I want to make for others call a lot louder.

Heidi said...

A double wedding ring is on my quilty bucket list! It's our tenth anniversary this year, so I'm hoping to get it finished this summer. Thanks for the giveaway; I love Fig tree!

Terrie said...

I LOVE Fig Tree and LOVE scraps so would absolutely love to win.
My bucket list is pretty simple, I would love to go to Hawaii with the family. But in the meantime I shall sew :) !!!!! Thanks so much for the chance !!

Samantha K said...

Top of my bucket list is a Dresden plate quilt. Unfortunately, it is not at the top of my TO-DO list though at this time. I have a niece or nephew due to arrive in the next couple of weeks and haven't even started the baby quilt, plus another one due in a month. Maybe someday...
Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

On the top of my bucket list I would love to be able to quilt a top using a APQS or Gammil machine.
I would be very happy to help you lessen your fabric load, lol.

gardenpat said...

I love that line of fabric, but don't have any! Would love to share some of your scraps since the quilts I make are always scrap quilts! On my bucket list is putting a quilt on my mid-arm and quilting it!

Heather said...

Thanks for the chance to win. A baby quilt for my five week old is at the top of my list :-)

Jannelle said...

My bucket list for this year includes a trip to Okinawa to see my Marine son.

Sonja said...

Thanks for the chance to win too! Love this fabric

Cheryl said...

Two bucket list items for me are visiting New England in the fall and getting good at making rag dolls for little girls in need.

Iris said...

On my bucket list is 'Ballet" from Millefiori quilts 2. Its all hand piecing and perfect for the summer.

Anita said...

An optical illusion quilt is on my bucket list (wedding gift).

Judy said...

I have several things that I am working on. Curtains and tie backs for my kids in Wisconsin, using my "ugly" scraps to make grocery bags, and playing with my new GO cutter. And I love scraps!

valentinegirl said...

I would love your scraps--I'm trying to build up some variety in my stash. If I knew I wouldn't fail (or give up) I'd start a farmers wife or gypsy wife quilt.

Joann E said...

Working on a baby quilt.
Bucket list includes getting some of the kits I've purchased don

Kat said...

If I knew I wouldn't fail, I'd write that book I always wanted to write! Thanks for sharing your lovely scraps!

Melissa said...

I would love your scraps! Thank you for the chance
On my bucket list is to get a longarm machine with a frame...and a room to keep it in at this point lol

Kristine said...

Oooh scraps!Non-quilty is getting to work in my field (mechanical engineering). Quilty is a double wedding ring - king sized.

Michelle Venditelli said...

I just finished graduate school last week - that was a biggie. Next I'd like to sew more clothes for myself! Thanks!

Naomi said...

I would love those scraps, fig tree is my absolute favorite fabric designer. My quilting bucket list is far far too long to try and list out here (there are just so many quilts I want to make!) but on my general bucket list, I would love to visit turkey one day. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. bryozoaproject@gmail.com

SallyC said...

Top of my bucket for a long time now is to visit Petra - the "rose-red city half as old as time". I'll get there one day. In the meantime I'll just keep on quilting

Kimberley said...

The top of my bucket list would be to make a sustainable living doing what I love (sewing and crafting) versus the office job I've had for 30 years. I just opened my Etsy shop a month ago. Only a couple of purchases so far. Praying for where the Lord leads in this journey. Thanks for sharing your stash!!!

alicuz quilts said...

Is love to travel more. Argentina and Israel are on the top of my list! Thanks for the giveaway !

Quilting Tangent said...

Quilt a queen size quilt on a domestic machine. Bucket list - travel - see the world, not the tourist traps, see how other people live. 24Tangent@gmail.com

April said...

I've been thinking about life a lot too, I'll be 40 later this year too! I've been on a mission to purge everything I can from my house and organize what we have left to make it work for us. My sewing room is one of the worst rooms in my home, and it will probably be the last room I gut. But it has been very cathartic to see so much leave my house!

Kathryn said...

I need to clean out my half of our basement. That is definitely not a bucket list item though.

stitchinpenny said...

Wow the bucket list, I am retired and the bucket list is being checked off as we go. I think that at the top right now is a trip to Montana.

Quiltgirlie said...

I am just back from the german patchworkdays. I saw a quiltpattern good to use some of my scraps.
Britta

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

Since I just moved my bucket list consists of one major item.. organizing my "office" sewing room.. I sell product online.. little itty things I need to get them put away and inventoried!

Karen said...

My bucket list includes the Dear Jane and The Farmer's Wife quilts. Might be on my bucket list for quite awhile!

Julierose said...

My bucket list includes--but not limited to !! lol--my free hand cut snakies...love those scraps...hugs, Julierose

Katy M said...

I'd get laser eye surgery if I wasn't so scared I'd end up blind!

Katy (UK)

Dayna said...

I'd love to get out and work in my flower garden, finish my son and daughter-in-laws turtle quilt and get my sewing room cleaned!

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said...

Top of my quilting bucket list is a Pickle Dish quilt. Top of my non-quilting bucket list is Italy. For a month of pasta, shoes and art.

StanleyBeagle said...

I would love to turn my craft desk into a craft room!

S.Marie said...

My top bucket list is to complete a memory quilt for someone close that has cancer. Some of the pieces cane back differently than anticipated, so now I'm struggling with my initial design concept. More scraps would could only compound my options...but what a wonderful problem to have.

Yvonne said...

I would love to make a double wedding ring quilt someday. Also, a Lone Star quilt. I'm not quite there yet, but I will get there.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

What scrappy fun those little pieces are. The top of my bucket list includes actually quilting a few of the tops I have made.

Carie said...

Ooh these are great questions! My quilting bucket list would start with making all the quilts that I have planned in my stash/in my head. I'm getting started on it but the current project involves cutting 658 triangles! And if I couldn't fail, well I have a kit for a really gorgeous wall hanging that has been in my stash for at least 10 years but I'm scared of messing up the circles so I'd make that! I'm in the UK so I shall keep my fingers crossed on the pattern giveaway - thank you :)

Teri said...

If I knew it would succeed I would start a longarm quilting business. Not for the money necessarily, I am retired, but as a grassroots opportunity for my grandchildren to earn some money.

Kwilty Pleasures said...

I need to finish my Orange Nested Churn Dash kwilt!

Neese Family said...

On my quilting bucket list I would have to have finish my husbands quilt by his birthday. (May 16) I really need to hurry!
If I knew that I wouldn't fail I would love to start my own quilting company. To teach and share my love for all things fabric would bring more joy than I could put into words. Thanks for letting me enter! You are my go to blog for all things quilty! You inspire me in so many ways!

Erin Marie said...

One of my CRAZY quilty bucket list items is a completely hand-pieced & hand-quilted quilt. Another is to do a Double Wedding Ring quilt. Both together works well... We'll see. :-D

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

I would start my own business. I want to sell crafts, goodies and things made from the wax and honey that my hubby's honey bees produce.

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Bernie Kringel said...

On my non-quilting related bucket list, I would like to do a road trip across country with my husband. Maybe when our last little is in college or out on her own. It would be fun to do this sans children in the car. I have been parenting for thirty years now and have had kids along for most all of our trips over the years. Thanks Amanda!

Needleandfoot at gmail dot com

patricia said...

I'd write a novel:)
(Greece)

Honeythorpe said...

Finishing my la Passacaglia is top of my quilting bucket list (I have a loooong way to go) and a trip to the USA is top of my non-quilting bucket list (although it would involve lots of trips to quilt shops!) Thanks for the chance to win some of your patterns!

Florence Burton said...

The top of my bucket list is a double wedding ring quilt. It needs to fit my king size bed. My non-quilting bucket list is to drive to Alaska when I retire.

mnms said...

I've enjoyed reading everyone's responses! There are some great ideas. At the top of my quilting bucket list is finishing 6 quilts in a year.

Tawa said...

Thanks for the giveaway. At the top of my bucket list is beating my migraines, since the rest of life seems to be hinging on that. Once they are gone, a fulfilling, well-paid job with lots of travel would be next on the list. Dreams are free! Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

lsymank said...

Trying to get quilts made for eight grandkids!! Love doing it but never enough time. Also trying to decide if I need a pro stitcher...

Shell said...

there are so many choices for quilts I would like to do, so on my bucketlist I have - design/create my own unique quilt! Non quilty aspiritions is to find "the property" for my hubby and I in my home province of PEI.

Thanks for the giveaway and the sneakpeek at your fabric line!!

Bridgidk said...

The number one thing on my bucket list is to travel, primarily to Austria and Ireland.

C Franklin said...

At the top of my quilting bucket list is to have a sewing room, instead of the dining room table. Keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway.....I love any and everything Fig Tree! Thanks for the chance.

Carol said...

On my bucket list is creating a scrap stash because I'm a pretty new quilterand completing 1 quilting project/month.

Teri said...

My Dad passed away in January and I would love to make my Mom a sweet quilt. She is 86 years-old and is always cold. Thanks for the giveaway, I love your blog, it inspires me to challenge myself.

Deborah DeBerry said...

I want to make a log cabin quilt and some type of four patch in a square quilt. poladydwd(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary said...

I'm jumping in the air with my hand raised - pick me! pick me! - like a first grader. I love scrap quilts and Fig Tree scraps would be hard to beat.
My bucket list is long, but at the top of the quilt list is a Shakespeare in the Park, which is a Judy Martin design. On a non-quilty list is to watch my favorite MLB baseball team play in every opposing ballpark.

jt56 said...

On my bucket list is a trip to New York next year for my 60th (where did the time go!)and this year is my best friends 60th for which I am planning a surprise quilt to go with her living room makeover. This will be the end of her earthquake repairs. Many thanks from Jocelyn in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Laura said...

At the top of my bucket list is actually ... a bucket! My modern sewing group is making Noodlehead's Divided Baskets for an exchange later this month. Then I'd really, really like to start a Bright Birch Trees quilt (have the pattern!) if my UFOs don't make me feel too guilty.

Jane S. said...

At the top of my quilting bucket list is hand piecing and hand quilting a bed-sized quilt. My non-quilting list would be topped by either being a musician, or by being skilled in languages. :)

Carol said...

Am getting some tops made that will be going to Zambia this summer on a mission trip. I just took a long arm class and LOVED it, and will be quilting these myself on a long arm at my local quilt shop. (yes, I had to ask, too. Zambia does have winter in our summer season and it gets quite chilly.)

Carol said...

I also love your new fabric line! Congrats. And I will also turn 40 this year. On my bucket list? Who knows. Travel to England would be nice.

Jennifer said...

If there was no doubt things would work and it wouldn't fail, I would love to buy and run a hobby farm. Complete with chickens (to sell eggs), a Jersey cow for fresh milk, horses for my children to ride, cattle, chickens, and pigs raised for food, etc. Complete with a good sized garden and fruit trees with plenty of room for our 9 children to play without fear of getting hit by a car (we live in town on a fairly busy road). Oh those lovely pipe dreams!!

OGGgirl said...

Wow - great questions - if I knew I would not fail, I would have had children. I come from a long line of people doing the best they knew how, but there were still huge issues.

Sigi G said...

On the top of my bucket list - is getting some of my Large Quilt Tops put together and quilted.
What I would love to do - if I knew I wouldn't fail - is 'really' be able to play the piano :)!
Love your giveaway - thank you for this chance!!

Kristen said...

I have so many sewing goals. I have lsts of clothes I want to make. But I really want to get quilting. I have made a couple of small quilts and really want to make One for our bed right now.

SG said...

Visit the us and get lost in the great quilt shops your country has! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Linda Kay said...

Working on improving my FMQ skills. On my list: cut a hole in my sewing table so I can sink my sewing machine, finish a second quilt to donate for an auction to benefit people in Nigeria, and quilt two finished tops. On my bucket list: travel somewhere interesting with my husband and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life once I retire! I'm in South Bend, IN.

Stephanie said...

I would have loved to just roam through Europe for about a year seeing everything. One really can't do that safely anymore so I guess I missed my chance in my 20s. I was all in school and had to get a good job blah blah. I think I would have liked to be a stupid kid for a bit longer.

Kelly O. said...

I've never purchased fig tree fabrics so they would be new and appreciated scraps to me! thanks for sharing :)

Renae said...

Just moved so I am getting my sewing area organized and slightly purged. The big quilting project I need to start is a quilt for my son. Already have everything...just need to do it.

Sarah Craig said...

If I knew I couldn't fail? I'd build a great big house at the beach to use as a quilting retreat house - with big open rooms with floor to ceiling windows to quilt in, and a huge deck with electric outlets all over for those who wanted to sew outside! And all of that would be facing the beach, so a fabulous view!!! Lots of bedrooms and a great kitchen for making lots of yummy quilting treats to keep all the guests happy!

Lori V said...

The projects on my brain cannot be finished in a lifetime. Nor can my stash be used up...but I love Figtree! Thank you!

Lauren said...

If I knew I wouldn't fail at balancing the rest of my life I would start speaking at Homeschool conferences.

mary e said...

don't know if this counts but as a do over i would study art, color, design, fiber art or painting. just keep exploring the world of creativity.

Fleur Waters said...

I've just started Rosalie Quinlan's Simply Blessed quilt and it is coming along nicely. I would love the scraps but as I'm in Australia, some of your awesome patterns would be brilliant to add to the list of quilts I want to make before I die!

mom2three said...

On my bucket list: A trip to Italy (the Vatican in particular), a trip to Ireland, and finding a way to surprise my husband with one of them. I'd love to be able to hand him a plane ticket and tell him we're all booked for a trip.

Sue Gribble said...

I have a rather healthy stash and WIPs that need attention. Love those Fig Tree fabrics, but this Aussie girl will gladly accept some of your patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.
suegribble at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Top of my bucket list is to run a 5K.

ellen fischer said...

Hello: My son is leaving for college in August and I am working on a quilt for him to take along to the dorms.

Podunk Pretties said...

I'd own a quilt shop..the largest in the state!

pwofford said...

I'm getting ready to reorganize my fabric stash but I would never turn down good scraps!!

deb3891 said...

Something I would do if I knew I would not fail is learn to play the guitar.

Christine S said...

I am hoping to conquer a Lone Star before the year ends!

Kirstie Cantegreil said...

Oooo...I'm SSSOOOO keeping my fingers crossed for this one!! And top of my Bucket List is to open a local quilt shop and workshop. In negotiations as I type....so yet more finger crossing!! xx

kay said...

If I knew I wouldn't fail, I would quilt an entire quilt by hand.

Anita in Florida said...

I love Fig Tree!!

Erin Ellis said...

If I knew I wouldn't fail I would play the powerball.

greeneggs said...

I'm working on a New York beauty which has been on my bucket list for ages. Next on the list is a cathedral windows cushion. I think a whole quilt is too ambitious.

Laura said...

I have a dozen or so large quilts and I want to get better at quilting them on my machine. Also I've got to the place where I want to make quilts with smaller pieces n just enjoy the process:) thanks for the giveaway I love fig tree but don't have much of it.

Lee said...

Very top of my bucket list is to finish my nephews Eagle Scout quilt! thanks!

Kara Zevchik said...

On the top of my list is a Voltron quilt for my husband. I have half of it done and I hate it!!

Kate Leder said...

I've been pretty introspective a lot lately, too, and I've been thinking a lot about a personal project/business. Ive long thought it would be fun to own a place that is open to groups of people to come together and craft together for a day. It's always so hard for friends to find a place to all gather and quilt/sew/papercraft/knit/whatever, and I think it would be cool to provide that kind of space. Crazy, I know. These fabrics are beautiful!

Emma said...

Wow - very deep questions today!
On the quilting front, I would love to make myself a quilt this year - I've been quilting for five years, and still don't have one!
What would I do if I knew I wouldn't fail, probably start my own business. I do some work for people at the moment that I kind of fell into, but I've never promoted myself or tried to build that so it's a full time life-supporting thing....
Thanks for the giveaway

Brenda said...

If I live long enough, I would like to finish the Buggy Barn pineapple quilt I started two years ago, plus I would make Anna Grahm's Cargo Duffle.

Always In Stitches said...

On my bucket list..To make all the quilts I have patterns for. I'm beginning to think I own more patterns than I have time. Especially since I have declared a moratorium on purchasing anymore fabric. I am in the process of finishing my 2nd scrappy quilt. I would love to win some fig tree scraps. It would be a fantastic addition to my scrap collection.

Karen said...

This is a great give away. I love this idea. Bucket list, travel to Alaska. 1 thing I would do if I knew I wouldn't fail. Change carrers. But I have 28 years in this one, so not that realistic.

Patricia said...

Top of my list is to make a New York Beauty quilt AND a Double Wedding Ring. I have the cutter for the DWR and am collecting fabrics so I hope to start that this summer. Since both these will be a "scrapper" these scraps would be perfect!!!! Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

nkb said...

I would love to write and publish a book. Amanda Jean, I turned 40 1 1/2 years ago. It feels younger than it sounds and feels especially younger than it looked when I was a kid.

Tiffany said...

Someday I would love to make a bed sized cathedral windows quilt.

Abby said...

I'm very keen on one of your PDFs. I would live your scraps but I totally understand that shipping is ridiculous.
I would love to run a marathon. I think it's possible too. But I think I'll start with a half marathon.

Audrey said...

On my bucket list is making one of Geta Gama's Trapunto quilts. that will be right after I finish a completely hand stitched quilt. Since the hand stitched quilt is well on its way, I just might get to the trapunto. Your scraps are beautiful as are your patterns. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

My bucket list is pretty long - but seeing the Sisters quilt show in Oregon is on the list.
As a side note, I was SO lucky to get one of the last slots in your class in June in Duluth.

Jocelyn said...

I've got lots on my bucket list but at the top currently is finishing a simple, scrappy-ish bed quilt! Thanks for the chance to win. I love anything Fig Tree.

IdleHandsinAlabama said...

My bucket list is to finish the projects my grandmother started (she passed away last summer)so everyone can have "one last gift" from her.

Cathy said...

Bucket Lists. Funny thing about mine. I started it at about your age (40-ish) and have crossed offmany things. Some have been done, but some I've lost interest in (I no longer NEED to own a horse) and have been replaced by other goals. The list, in all honesty, is a constant work in process. At the top of the quilty column is to quilt one of my own quilts on my DSM, but REALLY beautifully (not just functionally adequate). On the non-quilty side, I want to spend a month with my hubby touring the UK.

LeeAnn said...

Oh man. These scraps will help me finish a quilt. I am trying to stretch a charm pack from this same company and it's been lamenting in my WIP pile because it needs "more".

And I'm stepping out and doing the one thing I wanted to do! And I might fail (I hope not). But I'm doing it! I'm staying at home with my daughter and started my own fresh cut flower business. Farmer/florist type of thing. Heavy on the farming. Light on the florist. :) wish me luck!

roxi said...

I'm up for the International Draw !! Canadian ah....

I'm reading Apart at the Seams & its all about trying new things out of your comfort zone. I've been wanting to join the local guild for years & years but have been to scared (not sure of what). So my bucket list is to join the guild!!!!

Kathy E. said...

Bring those scraps over here!
If I knew I wouldn't fail, I would build a retaining wall in my backyard. I'd love to have a decorative one for a flower garden, but I'm afraid it would topple over if I built it. Most projects don't discourage me, but this one does!

Jaia said...

The top of my non-quilting bucket list is to take a trip to Disneyland with my kids. I've always wanted to go! Since I love Mary Blair's art, the top of my quilting bucket list is to make a quilt based on It's a Small World at Disneyland.

If I could do anything and I knew I would succeed, I'd run a marathon!

Becky said...

My big to -do is to finish my string quilt - several years in the making. It's time to get it on my bed!

Meghan Firster said...

A hot air balloon ride has been on the top of my bucket list since before I even knew about bucket lists! As for my quilting bucket list, I want to complete a postage stamp quilt from 1.5" scraps someday (I know -am I crazy?!?). Thanks for the giveaway.

Dorothy Thornton said...

On my bucket list is to see the Statue of Liberty and mount Rushmore. heading to Grand Canyon this summer and that was one of the trips on my list

Bethany Alter said...

My quilting bucket list includes an all hand made quilt. Of course, it will be scrappy!

Kendra Watson said...

A king sized bed quilt is at the top of my Quilty bucket list, and I'd want to quilt it myself on my domestic machine! One day I guess.
I'm an international follower :)

Lisa S. said...

At the top of my non-quilty bucket list is to go to either the Olympics or a soccer World Cup.

Jusmom1 said...

I would LOVE to try one of those GORGEOUS complicated looking, paper pieced quilts...and I would LOVE to be able to quilt it like a real pro! Thanks for the chance to win!

OhioLori said...

Top of my Bucket List is to go spend time with my Daughter in North Carolina & see the Ocean with her again! :)

Am also working on making a special Quilt for each of our Kiddo's & each Grankiddo too...want each to have Mom & Gma Hugs with them.... Always!

Kathy said...

My bucket list always includes classes and retreats. This year I'm getting to do a Country Sampler retreat and a Bonnie Hunter class. I'm really excited about both of them! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Kathy said...

I want to learn how to hand quilt in the big stitch style.
Thanks for the opportunity to win these lovely scraps!

BrookeS said...

You are so generous to part with such treasured fig tree scraps!! Wow! And at the top of my list right now, is getting my flower beds and gardening in full swing! Pretty soon it will be too hot to be outside most of the day, and that is when I will pick back up my quilting projects :) but for now this New York gal needs the warm air!!

Teri said...

It is fun to read through all the comments. On the top of my bucket list is to go to quilt market. Those sample spree pictures on the net are enough to make anyone want to attend.

Sewing In CT said...

oh my! I LOVE fig tree scraps. I buy scraps from their website!!! I would love to win these.
I have so many projects going on. I just started making bits with 1" squares. I'm think mug rugs, but we'll see...I am going to cut all my smaller scraps into 1" or 1.5" squares...

Pixie said...

if I knew I'd be successful I'd quit my job and make quilts and garden and hang out with my (step) grandaughter. If only!

KWILEY said...

Wow - a scrap giveaway - I'd love to win - I envey your stash. I just finished a total scrap quilt from your book - just need to quilt the top. As I worked thru it - I was still jealous that your scrappy quilts seems so much brighter - but I'm loving that I made a whole quilt from scraps and didnt' give up! For my bucket list - I do want to try to make another scrap quilt soon! My Bucket list if I wouldn't fail would be to see if I would stay at home and get a long arm quilt machine and find a happy medium between sewing time for me and maybe learning enough to quilt other peoples quilts :) Thanks for sharing your scraps with your blog friends!

Zippy Duda said...

I would love to enliven my scrap stash with some new and different scraps! Love what you do with yours.

Amber said...

I have repairs that NEED to be done, but if I were to CHOOSE something to do, I have 3 quilts that I want to finish, and all of them are equally important to me!

A Swoon quilt for me, a skateboard for my younger son, and a denim quilt for my husband.

Mom C said...



Travel, and depending on the day it's Rivers in Europe, china, New Zealand, Russia, Chile.

I got a big bucket list boost when I bought my longarm last year and then remodeled a basement into a quilt room. I still need to decorate more but I want my grandkids to make the wall hangings.
I would lovingly use the fabric and be oh so happy to take it off your hands.
Thanks.

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