This giveaway is now closed.

Emails are going out next to our winners, chosen by random.org:

RETRO: jednoiglec (#2)

FABULOUS: Nanette Merrill and daughters (#203)

Thanks for your interest.

Welcome to Fall into Fall Giveaways! I’m pleased to be one of over 150 bloggers hosting giveaways from today through October 15. Debi was kind enough to coordinate this gathering of quilters. You’ll notice the scarecrow at the top right--that’s a direct link to the full list of participants. Best of luck to all my readers, you’re the best!!

The RETRO-Fabulous Giveaway details:

RETRO gift pack

Fabulous gift pack

RETRO gift pack includes a dozen 1930 reproduction fat eighths, the EZ Dresden Template by Darlene Zimmerman, Granny's Bloomers runner & quilt pattern, Pinwheels A Plenty table topper pattern, Dritz Point Turner/Presser and YLI Silk Thread.

Fabulous Prize Pack includes Six KONA Cotton Solid fat quarters in blues, purple & pinks, The EZ Circle Cut Template by Sharon Hultgren, Autumn Stars wall hanging pattern and Coats & Clark 1200 yard thread cone.

This giveaway is open to all readers, regardless of location. You are welcome to comment whether you have a blog or not.

Chances: Single comments are worth one chance. If you include all your information for multiple chances in one response, it’s still worth one.

*Leave a comment stating which prize package you’d prefer (if you like both equally, you may say either). Be sure to leave your email address if you are an anonymous follower or have a no-reply blogger. If you’d like to type it as your heatherl 02 at yahoo dot com to avoid spam, that’s perfectly fine. (1) If you are chosen and cannot be reached, a new name will be drawn.*

*If you are a follower of the retro-fabulous blog or a reader via feedburner, leave a comment regarding which version you read for an extra chance. (1)

*Add yourself as a follower and leave a comment letting me know you did. (1)

*Blog about the Fall into Fall Giveaway and leave a comment here with a link to that post. (1)

Those who left a comment on the last block completed prior to this posting, will earn an extra point.

Best of Luck Fabulous Readers,

Over the Rainbow 30s Jane

Now the moment I’ve really been waiting for….the reveal of the 30s Over the Rainbow Jane main blocks. I’m looking forward to a short break from this project as I complete the set up of the tutorial page coming soon.

The next post will include giveaway information. It's coming right up!
Best Wishes,



MMMM Cheesecake for breakfast. There's nothing like a little self indulgence on your day. I'm thrilled to report that after staying up late last night and taking a bit of time today, the blocks are FINISHED!!

My birthday wish is that all of you make time for yourself, a little bit every day over the course of the next year. You'd be amazed at things you are capable of with the gift of precious time in a busy world. Thank you, Tiny for reminding me that life begins at 40 in the Netherlands, I've adopted the mantra. Thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes! They're truly appreciated.

G-7, Center block

Pink & Green is one of my favorite combinations and has been for many years. The print is one of Judie Rothermel's early fabrics and was very difficult to locate. Thanks to an amazing fabric angel, a perfect shade of pink arrived not long ago in the pattern of my grandmother's favorite flower, Lily of the Valley. The green was found at last year's Chicago International Quilt Festival---where I happy danced in the aisles.

Best Wishes,


Last of the Yellows #168

YAY! Just one more to go. I had hoped to finish the last block by tonight but am happy completing todays...nothing like making it in just under the wire.

Happy Quilting,


EASY Half Square Triangles

pinwheels from my very first piecing session

I have been looking for a replacement tutorial for the charm pack half square triangles. Photos with explanations that can go through google translate seem like a wonderful option. I have had a couple of readers asking questions about the technique and finally found one of the blogs that demonstrate it, called quilt frenzy. Click on the quilt frenzy blog to head straight to the charm square to half square triangle tutorial.

I left a comment on the original blog where I stumbled upon this technique and have not been able to locate it since. I've tried google, bing, yahoo, etc. If anyone should find the original blog, I'd greatly appreciate a point in the right direction so I can credit the blogger who saved us tons of time on our next HST projects.

Purple Block #167


Just 2 more main blocks to go!
Enjoy your Tuesday! Be sure to join us on Twitter for a quilt chat this evening.




100th Post


Welcome to my 100th post, featuring block #166!! Just a few main blocks to go. It's an exciting time!

Breaking news: The Stash Manicure blog has some changes going on, be sure to stop by soon.
Bummer:  You may have noticed that a video tutorial was removed from the blog last night. Just so you are aware, one of the tutes in the series deomonstrates a pattern by a designer I follow without her permission. She was not given credit or even mentioned in the segement. I don't take that lightly, so the video has been removed until a resolution is reached.


On to happier things:  Whether you say "Merci, Gracias, Grazie,  Danksche, Dankë, Dzieki, Moran taing, Hvala, Takk, Tackar så mycket, Tusen takk, Chezu tinbade or Spasibo," Thank You so much for your support!  You're the best!! It's been a pleasure sharing my progress with you. Now, I couldn't imagine enjoying your lovely comments & just patting myself on the back---stay tuned for a special announcement this week.

All my best,


Block #165 and a PRIZE!!!


This fun fabric was mailed to me recently by a reader in Indiana. I was happy to include it in one of the last green squares. If you look carefully, there's a toy soldier with a sword for this block, called Crossed Swords.

Goodies from www.FabricsNQuilts.com

How exciting! Last week I won a fat quarter set from Fabric s N Quilts just by chatting with other quilters on Tuesday evenings on Twitter. If you haven't signed up for Twitter yet, be sure to do so & join us this week. It's fun!
Tuesdays from 8-10 pm (9-11 central US time), log on to Twitter and add #talknt to your text. You can search the same hashtag to see the conversation.

Happy Quilting,