Hello to my friends who regularly visit with me and welcome to those stopping by from Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

For those that don’t know me, my name is Melissa and I live in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri with my husband (I refer to him as That Man — it’s a classic movie reference), teenage daughter and retired racing Greyhound (she was in three races — two she came in last and the third was scratched from the lineup — but in our eyes she’s a winner).

I love nature and enjoy hitting the trails at parks and natural areas to run, hike and bike. Yesterday That Man and I went on a nice 36 mile bike ride on the Katy Trail. The photo above I took the other day from the bluffs above the Meramec River in Castlewood State Park.

Some (but not all) of my other favorite things (in no particular order) are: vintage, primitive folk art, medieval knights, history, genealogy, classic movies, books, big band music, bread pudding, Peter Pan collars and making.

I can’t get enough of 1930s repro prints! These are some from a fabric swap I recently hosted. We’re currently on the second round with more rounds to come. I’d be tickled pink if you’d join us.

Those that know me know I love giveaways! I host a weekly link up of giveaways I call Giveaway Roundup. You can always find a link to the current one in the upper right corner of my blog. I also love hosting giveaways and entering (and hopefully winning) giveaways! Actually, I’ve been pretty lucky at winning and That Man is wondering when that will translate into a lottery jackpot win. But to get to why I’m here today — I was not surprisingly eager to participate once again in SMS Giveaway Day.

Being the procrastinator that I am, last week I started thinking about what I might give away this time but didn’t bother myself too much about it because I always know things work themselves out. So, I was pleased as punch Friday morning when I woke to find an email from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts letting me know I was the lucky winner of a recent giveaway on her blog! What a great way to start a four day weekend off from work. The prize was my choice of fabric cuts totaling four yards from Birch Fabric’s Everyday Party collection from Fabric Worm. That solved it!  I picked out eight half yard cuts that I decided I would cut into two sets of fat quarters. One bundle for me and another to share with one of you! I also like to pay it forward when I can, by the way.

Everyday Party is a brand spankin’ new collection from Birch Fabrics. Here are the prints I chose. The strawberries and mushrooms are what caught my eye first when I saw this collection but I think I like the Meadow Floral print best with the birds and flowers. The Ant March print is a fun one.

Here’s a photo from Rita’s blog of the actual fabric for four of the prints I selected. I think you can get a much better look at the prints with photos of the actual fabric than with the digital representations.

Here is another photo from Rita’s blog of the actual fabric for the full collection. The bundle I’m giving away has all but three four (I miscounted when I first published this) of the prints that are shown. Eight in all in my bundle.

Would you like share my bounty and win a bundle of eight fat quarters?

For a chance to win, you must use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. You don’t need a Facebook account. Simply enter your name and email address in the widget instead. International entries are welcome. There are a bunch of options to earn extra entries, if you’re so inclined. Do as little or as much as you like. I’ll leave this giveaway open until the night of Friday, May 16th. The next day I will let the widget randomly select the winner and then contact that lucky duck by email.

If for some reason the Rafflecopter widget doesn’t load, please click here to go to it directly. It can be fickle sometimes.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Good luck with all of the giveaways this week. Be sure to come back here next week for a new giveaway roundup. Plus, stay tuned for some more giveaways coming up! :)

331 comments on “Sharing My Bounty”

  1. While driving home the other day my daughter (just turned 3) asked me if we could do some sewing when we got home. Out of the blue… that sweet girl made my day.

  2. These fabrics are super cute. I’d love to make pillows for my niece with them. I think she’d love them. Thanks for the chance.

  3. It’s raining again on this side of the state but we need it and it will cool the temps a little. Love the fabrics you picked, who doesn’t love strawberries?

  4. I don’t know how you get to be so lucky. I’ve yet to win anything out of all these contests that I’m entering. I’m a fairly new quilter so winning any fabric would really help me to built my stash.

  5. Such pretty fabric. You certainly are lucky, aren’t you. I wonder how many giveaways you enter. I have never won one, and I’ve been doing this for a year.

  6. I read your blog regularly and I’m glad you shared a little bit about yourself in this post because I enjoyed “getting to know you” a bit better!

  7. Spring in Missouri is beautiful. Up here in the north central part of the state, it is raining right now, but night and cool. If only I didn’t have poison ivy, maybe I could really enjoy it.

  8. What a generous giveaway! From your own winnings! That is so lovely. And I love those fabrics too! I want to make an economy block quilt and some of these would be perfect! Cheers for the chance :)
    >> Wendy recently blogged: Rainbow

  9. Holy moly I’ve spent SO much time entering giveaways today! And going through people’s entries for my giveway! Craziness. Fingers crossed I win something awesome!
    >> Renee recently blogged: Giveaway Day!

  10. I’m really enjoying the 1930s fabric swap! Round 1 was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see all of the fabrics for round 2. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  11. This is an awesome giveaway day, its raining hard outside and my dogs are laying at my feet and its nice and quite and cozy, I am laying under great grandma’s quilt.

  12. Thanks for the great giveaway! This is one of my favorite collections right now and I have not bought any of it yet…sniff, sniff! The Meadow print is also my favorite!

  13. I love keeping up with my quilting bloggers. It kept me sane while at the hospital with my husband these last three weeks, crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  14. Hi Melissa, you know I live in MO too. Just east of KC, well about 45 mins. away. We live on our own little 7 acres, raise rabbits, chickens, quail, guineas, have several gardens that Mr. Gwin tends and I can and preserve. We have our own orchard of peach, apples, pears, plums and cherries. We have a house way too big for us, a ornery little chihuahua and numerous farm cats, meaning they hang around the house but are not allowed in. I love to piece quilts and quilt. My sewing place looks like a mini fabric shop but it is a beautiful place to work and dream. Thanks for another fun giveaway. We all love to add to our stash.

  15. Tell you anything? Today we welcomed two rescue battery chickens into our family – we rescue animals when we can. :) I love your give away, the fabric is beautiful!

  16. Love the 30’s fabrics too…starting to collect them too.

    Love your give Away round-up too. You do such a nice job! & is sweet of you to share your Win too.

  17. I love your fabrics pictured, and your lively spirit!! I enjpy quilting and sewing and when I am not working as an RN I sew!!!

    Thanks so much….

  18. Really glad to get to know you. I’m from Iowa and my husband and I also like biking and have done a portion of the Katy Trail – beautiful!

  19. If we lived closer, we could certainly be real life friends. I love to quilt, I love to hike, and I love to bike :)

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

  20. Here is another St. Louis quilter. Hope to see you around at some quilting events in town.

    I love those strawberries.

  21. I loved being in your 1st 30’s swap it went so well. You did a beautiful job organizing it. I love following your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. I love Big Bands too… When my Dad was in college he played drums for Band Leader Charlie Barnet. His motto was “Swing and Sweat with Charlie Barnet”! LOL

  23. My mom was born in 1934 and her baby quilt looks like it was made from your repro’s example. She used to tell me that when Grandpa went to the feed store, Grandma would nag at him to be sure to buy sacks that matched so that the girls could have dresses made from all the same fabric.

  24. These prints are so cute and thanks for the chance to win them. Sorry I do not have an Instagram or Twitter account.

  25. Right now I am working on a black with rainbow batiks stairstep quilt. It has about 140 different fabrics in it, and it just might turn out to be my favorite quilt ever :)

  26. Goodmorning from a windy and wet Europe!
    The flowers on my balcony are blooming but it is a bit too cold for my liking. I wish you are having goid weather!!!
    I adore the selection of fabric in this give-away!

  27. I live in Tasmania, Australia where winter is approaching fast. So I’m looking forward to preparing some sewing/crafting projects to keep me busy when I feel like huddling up in front of my fire.

  28. My stash of quilting fabric started with 1930’s reproduction prints back in 1990. I just thought they were cute! I would follow my sister, a serious quilter, to fabric stores, and I bought what appealed to me. She’s all about batiks. Thanks for your blog posting with the different give aways, I love to enter contests.

  29. such pretty fabrics. spring is here wooohooo i love watching all the flowers pop and the birds all over

  30. I LOVE these fabrics! I may have to make a trip out to our local quilt store to see if they carry the line. It would make for a beautiful picnic quilt, or a summer romper/dress for a little girl. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. I have been collection repro prints for years- someday I’ll pick a pattern and actually cut into them! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  32. I am a beginner who just got back into sewing after years of not doing it. I just made some cute pair of shorts yesterday with my first pattern ever and I’m so thrilled!!! I hope I win this contest so I can make more things :0)

  33. I like bread pudding too. :) Thanks for the chance to win. This fabric is adorable – it caught my eye on the giveaway page.

  34. I love reading your blog but how on earth do you keep up with 400 blogs? I have trouble with maybe 50. Love those 30’s fabrics, my favorite,too.

  35. I really enjoy your blog and Giveaway Roundup. You are a very lucky person and generous for paying if forward. Thank you for sharing!

  36. What adorable fabrics! We recently moved out west and I miss the green-ness of the midwest, so thanks for your nature hike photo. :)

  37. Oh, wow! I entered this giveaway on Rita’s blog too, what fun to have a second chance (thank you!). I love this range, it’s adorable.

  38. My favorite book series is the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Happy fabrics in your giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  39. The photograph is lovely, but I like the story of the greyhound best. I’v thought you were a generous person and this last tidbit of information proves it. I enjoy your blog.

  40. I’m working on a floral applique quilt right now and also following a quilt-a-long of a star quilt. Lots of fun! Thanks for sharing your win!

  41. What pretty fabrics! It is finally warming up here in Oregon,I am so glad I am so tired of staying inside can’t wait to go on a bike ride of my own.

  42. I just enjoy your blog so much. It’s so entertaining, as well as full of great information. As a fairly new quilter, it’s nice to have a site that I can count on. :) :)

  43. I love your blog, and can’t wait to see it. I love your thing about karma, and if I win, I’m going to give it away at my next guild meeting. One of our members volunteered to sell tickets for 50 cents, money going to the guild. I think that would be fun to do.

  44. I live in Sydney, Australia & I love quilting. I like making bags, pouches & cushions (pillows) too! I love fabric, some could call it an addiction (that’s not kind though). Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics.

  45. Cute fabrics. It’s been in the 90s this week here in North Carolina & summer’s still a month away. But it looks like Spring may be back by the weekend – in the 70s. Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. I love those fabrics. My mum is a fosterer for the greyhound program in Australia. They are great dogs and such gentle giants. Hope your beautiful dog brings you joy.

  47. I have a retired greyhound too, her name is Gwen :)Before that we had Fletcher and Penny. Penny never won anything but my last two have, and Gwen had a litter of puppies too, one still races.

  48. I am a young mother who is just starting to learn how to sew. It is hard with two little kids. I never seem to find the time

  49. I’m into Genealogy too – any luck finding European records on the internet outside of Ancestry.com? 24Tangent “at” gmail “dot” com

  50. It has been raining down here in southern MO for 3 days. Forecast says more rain. What am I going to do with all this garage sale stuff if it rains on Friday and Sat. ? Has this ever happened to you? My living room looks like a dump. Worst part, I can’t even get to my sewing room.

  51. I love these fabrics. I can’t wait for the next round of 30’s swap. So fun.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

  52. My son (5) burst into tears this fall when I purchased and brought home a new sewing machine. Crying, he said, “that’s the machine I was going to buy for Tristan (the girl he likes in his class) when we get married!”

  53. Thanks for hosting the giveaway page! I am going to refer to it, now that I know about it.

  54. My 3 yr old daughter’s latest funny: “Mommy, I don’t like crocodiles when they’re trying to eat me.”

  55. You chose a great balance of fabrics out of the entire selection, I think. And it is generous of you to share you bounty with one of us,

  56. what a great bundle you’ve put together, i’ve admired Birch fabrics for a bit now, fingers crossed, lol

  57. Oh, oh! I tried to win those fabrics over at Red Pepper Quilts. Thanks so much for the second chance at them!

  58. That fabric is so darn cute. I especially love the ants, the mushroooms and the strawberries. What a darling quilt this would make. I can see how you might be influenced to keep this fabric for yourself. Parting is such sweet sorrow and you made a wise decision to share with us. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving all of us a chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  59. I can see why you would have a hard time parting with this cut fabric. But parting is such sweet sorrow so goes the quote. I especially love the ants, the strawberries and the mushroooms. Would definitely make the cutest baby quilt. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving all of us a chance to win this fabric.

    Sandi Timmons

  60. We’ve got some things in common, I love medieval knights too, I’ve got a 5 foot one in armor, and a big art poster with a knight and fair maiden. Love old movies, Clark Gable was swoon worthy in Gone with the Wind! By the way, Diana Gabaldon is coming out with the next book in the Outlander series in a few months I hear. I’ve read them all, but it’s been a while, I have to reread. Thanks for the giveaway!


  61. I recently moved from the U.S. to Canada and have never known such cold! It’s amazing how much more I quilted when I was stuck indoors for 6 months. Always a silver lining I guess.

  62. My youngest is a strawberry addict so I would probably use these to make a fun pillow for her. I found a tutorial online to make a strawberry shaped pillow that I know she would love!

  63. I LOVE these fabrics! So adorable. The strawberries are my favorite, I think. But I love them all.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  64. Just love those strawberries! My husband and I go strawberry picking every year and then make a big batch of jam to get us through to the next year. Looking forward to going this year.

  65. This is a very beautiful line of fabric and very kind of you to pay it forward. I particularly love those little strawberries. I have a baby girl quilt bouncing around in my head and those would fit right in. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. I love these fabrics. I would love to join your swap. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for another round!

  67. I grew up in Missouri, but I met and married my husband in New Orleans. We got married on the banks of the Mississippi River, so I still felt close to home – they’re basically the same river, right ;)

  68. Love that you have a retire greyhound. They are THE BEST dogs! Like a couch potato that can run 65 miles an hour if they want to. We have a spca rescue dog from WV. 1/2 lab and 1/2 whippet and leans to the whippet side, so he’s only 35 lbs. And loves to run. He just doesn’t have the needle nose – narrow face…he has more the lab face. How I love the needle nose dogs!

  69. The bears in the hats are so stinkin cute! I want to surround my office with them right now. You can’t get stressed out when cute little bears in hats are staring at you, right?

  70. Thanks for the giveaway! Strawberries always remind me of my dad because I remember only once that he bought me a dress and it had strawberries all over it.

  71. I live in Panama and it’s a little humid and hot right now. We just had 6 baby chicks hatch the other day too. Thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

  72. I just missed you latest repro swap, but a few days later I received a bundle of Everything But the Kitchen Sink in the mail! My favorite 30’s print is Aunt Grace’s yellow hexie print, which I used in my very first quilt that I sewed by hand almost 20 years ago. I am short just one 6″ square to finish the corner of the outer edge…..
    >> Lizzie recently blogged: Sew Mama Sew Giveaway: Swedish Linen

  73. I’m in the Seattle area and it’s actually been in the 80s. I’m such a good PNW’r that I kind of want it to cool down a little. My friends say that I should move to the Midwest for a couple years to learn to adjust to what real heat is like!

  74. Cute fabric! And gorgeous pictures of Missouri. I love camping and hiking and never realized how lovely Missouri is. Thanks for sharing.

  75. something random: for a while, my partner was convinced that our baby was (in)famous at the library because she climbs up on all the tables & crawls everywhere, exploring. then he saw another baby climb on to a table & he realized that babies just like to climb & our baby is maybe not so special after all.
    >> ciara recently blogged: springtime blues

  76. One of my favorite things about this giveaway is the amount of blogs I didn’t even know existed are introduced into my life! I love being exposed to all the creative goodness! Thanks for being a part of that!

  77. I keep seeing fabrics and patterns for cute baby items, but, alas, no grandchildren so far.
    Maybe someday. Meanwhile, there are lots of quilts and bags and other things to make for the rest of us!

  78. love the fabrics! we have 5 littles and one on the way, so sewing time is sparse around here…but I know we’d find something to do!

  79. I really like the fabrics that you have in your giveaway – I have recently become very attracted to 30’s fabric so this would really set me up on my way to making something beautiful – it would be something that I would not give away – something for my grandchildren or me. You said tell me something, tell me anything – well my 5th grandchild will be born late July this year and we are all very excited!!!! Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabrics.

  80. Those fabrics would make great baby quilts. I know that our friends and family will have 2 little girls this summer.

  81. I love Birch Organic fabric and pretty much anything Fabricworm carries! Also love your 1930’s fabric.

  82. Melissa, I won fabric from you last time. I made a great purse out of the fabric. I love reading your blog and seeing the beautiful quilts you create.

  83. I’m looking forward to finishing a cover for my sewing machine this weekend – it’s going to be so much prettier than the white one that came with it.

  84. The strawberry fabric reminds me that I got a strawberry plant this weekend. I’m going to try growing it in a hanging basket to keep it away from all the lovely bunnies we have in our yard (and ducks – do ducks like strawberries?)
    >> Rachael V recently blogged: Progress

  85. Thanks for the chance to win this fun fabric. I have a three (almost four)-year old granddaughter who is the light of my life, and I know she would enjoy a quilt made with these fabrics. She loves playing in my sewing room too.

  86. Thanks for sharing! I’m in Moscow, Idaho right now because on Saturday my son is graduating summa cum laude! It’s funny because he was two yesterday!

  87. I adore both the strawberry prints and the mushrooms! And I always love a giveaway – thanks for passing on your good fortune.

  88. Oooh, this line is amazing!!! I haven’t seen it yet, so I’m glad I at least got to hear about it – so so adorable! I love your vintagey style too, somewhat like my own (I’m making an all-30s reproduction fabrics Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt!), so I’m definitely going to stick around and see what you get up to! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway chance – fingers crossed! :)
    >> Julie recently blogged: Giveaway Day!

  89. Your blog is lovely! I lived in St. Louis (U city, near the Delmar loop) for 6 years and loved it. I miss STL- the trivia nights, my knitting group, all the lovely people and places. Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    >> Nupur recently blogged: Waffles with the Works

  90. Hi there – I love that you have a retired racing greyhound! We have four dogs – two beagles, a kelpie, and an Australian cattle dog, all of them rescues. Dogs rule!! :-)

  91. I’m a new quilter and new follower through Bloglovin’. I enjoy browsing blogs to get ideas and help for projects I am tackling. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Oooohhhh….I love this fabric! I would make a little quilt for my baby girl! Thank you for the chance to win!

  93. Love the fat quarters you are giving away. I like your “pay it forward” comments.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Is it my turn to win? Time will tell.

  94. I love new fabric(I call them ‘fabbles’, like they are my friend or something…), it feels god and I have to fondle it! I would make some zippy pouches and trim some flour sack towel with this lovely bunch of fables!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  95. My daughter was the star at track and field day today. She can jump like a gazelle and run like the wind. And my son has had perfect attendance this year and won a kindle fire.

  96. Those are awesome fabrics! I love the mushrooms. One of my favorite crochet projects I’ve done is a mushroom and gnome for my mom.

  97. Beautiful fabric!! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your pictures on instagram. Thank you for giving me a chance to win it.

  98. I am a great fan of Missourimel. Love your beautiful works here. Thank you for sharing and being a generous host! :)

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