Sunday, 27 February 2011

Good mail..........

Remember last month we had all the Flood Auctions
well I went in a few raffles...........and I won a table runner in another auction from Sarah......
but look what else came in the mail..............all the way from the USA............
quilty,sewing,crafty girls sure are the best..............
Civil War Chronicles.......
I had looked at this quilt previously deciding should I sign up to a BOM............I decided I won't........
then in all the flood auctions Carole put a kit up for auction...........
I have known Carole online for probably the whole time I have been blogging............
Of course I had to bid on it.............there was another lady bidding too and when I put in my last bid I seriously though she would win it..............but I was SOOOOOOO lucky I won the kit.............
This is the whole quilt and a fab canvas bag to keep it all in.........
......slightly hyperventilating and freaking out here......
there is LOTS AND LOTS of little bits............I have to be so accurate...........
This is the first block.........I can't wait to get started but have a few other deadlines happening this month............
A huge thanks to Carole for making such a great donation to the flood appeal.............
she has a great shop Fibre Junction........or the blog.........with a love of civil wars especially........
...please check it out..........I have signed up for Jo Morton's Little Womens Club too with Carole.........
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I have seen Sue and Yvette working on this quilt is there anyone else...............they are up to block two........I have some catching up to do if I want to keep up with them..........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

39 comments:

  1. Woohoo! How fabulous. Can't wait to see this one grow!

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  2. it's truly like all your Christmas's come at once when you get it and the fabric...just beautiful, I am off to check out the blog and web page ( I have hidden my credit card)

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  3. oh man, that is my kinda project, CAN'T WAIT to see your progress, and you bought if through such a great cause, go chooky. (it even has it's own little bag.... ohhhhhh!)

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  4. What a beautiful quilt. I can understand why you are so excited and can not wait to start.

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  5. ohh you are sooo funny i actually felt your excitment chooky,looking forward to seeing you start this one.
    cheers shez

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  6. How exciting! Congrats on the win. All that cutting and piecing will test your patience (well it would mine)

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  7. Winners are grinners and your grin must be Huge! Fabric version of winning lotto!! The fabric is gorgeous...enjoy!...

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  8. How cool is that!! Looks like a lot of little pieces!! LOL

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  9. Conragts Chooky. What a wonderful win. The fabrics are just so delicious.

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  10. OMG....that is amazing! no wonder you are hyperventilating....!

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  11. Congratulations!!
    I look forward to watching your progress as you make these blocks. Have fun!

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  12. I will be watching your progress on that quilt I would never even contemplate something with that many pieces.

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  13. Great auction wins... that is going to keep you busy for a while...
    lots of fun
    Hugz

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  14. Wow... that kit gives me goosebumps! It's fabulous. Hope you are going to start it soon... I can't wait to watch it grow.

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  15. Looks like a lovely project, looks as if it could be paper foundation piecable, nice fabrics too.

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  16. Oh my goodness...I would be freaking out too, I think! Congratulations on your win, and supporting a great cause.

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  17. wow, this is beautiful...good on you chooky...i'm going over for a look...dzintra

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  18. YAY!!!! I am so glad you got it. I will pick up block 3 next weekend, I can't wait to get started on it. This quilt is going to be fabulous!!!

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  19. Hey Donna, so glad you like it. It is a stunning quilt! Lots of half square triangles. Give me a shout if you need me to show you the strip method for doing HST. It's so quick and accurate. Perhaps I ought to start mine. Yes, I'm a couple of months behind! Oh, the rest of my Jo fabrics should be coming in next week. Cheers!

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  20. congrats! that is a stunning pattern. have fun creating it.

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  21. Thats great...I know how much you luv that range...now get cracking...can't wait to see it!

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  22. How Fabulous...Congratulations on a Great Win...
    This will keep you busy..lol
    cheers

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  23. Wowsers!! That IS awesome! BREATHE BREATHE!!!! I understand the hyperventilating! ;)

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  24. Oh my Goodness Donna that one looks great but OH the work in it have fun and lets see it progress, looks so intricate to me I wouldnt dare try that one.

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  25. Hi chooky
    I'm doing this quilt as a block of the month through The Fat quarter shop, I have just recieved block 1 but haven't started it yet. I can't wait to get going on this quilt, its beautiful.

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  26. A friend of mine recently won a kit for the Civil War quilt also. I have been thinking of getting it but haven't yet - maybe one day.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  27. Craft mail is the best mail!
    Cheers....Jane.

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  28. well done Donna, now that's a whole lot winter project there!

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  29. Lucky girl! What a great win! Have fun with this one. It look like a beautiful quilt.

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  30. Wont see you for a while will we. Great mail. Worth waiting for

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  31. That's the best sort of mail to receive and all the proceeds went to such a great cause.

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  32. That mail sounds better than good! Have fun with it - looks like it's perfect for you.

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  33. Wow!!! That really is 'good' mail! Can't wait to see it on its way!

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  34. How exciting, you will have fun making this one. I love Civil War fabrics. Carole is so generous and has a lovely shop.

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  35. Wow! Enjoy that quilt...they are doing it in my local quilt shop too!

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  36. What a fun win! I am doing this one as a BOM, I have almost completed the second month's blocks. I am going to be an expert at half square triangles when I'm done.

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  37. Lucky you to win that whole kit - I think its probably good you chose a smaller less complicated SAL this time - that quilt is going to keep you busy!!
    I too am hoping for autumn to start staightaway - not as hot as you but 34 deg is too mcuh for me!

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  38. Lovely quilt kit, yep sooo many little pieces! Looking forward to watching your progress.

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