Thursday, 22 September 2011

A Big Thank You & A Giveaway

I never imagined 8 months ago as I started this blog that anyone would read it, or let alone follow it but I did it! I reached and passed 100 followers. Thank you so much to Di for her big shout out yesterday, to all my new followers who took a peek and pressed the button and all my wonderful existing followers who have been there along the way! Enough of the Oscar speech, let`s have a giveaway!

For the last 9 years I have lived in Marrakech, Morocco at the western tip of N.Africa.  It`s known as the red city as all the buildings have to be painted in a pinky shade.


It`s a city you either love or hate.  It is sensory overload on overdrive.  It`s beautiful, vibrant, hot, spicy, noisy, crazy mad, in your face and a little bit wild.  Just like the new fabric line  Moroccan Mirage by Kristian A Howell.

Moroccan Mirage in Marrakech colorway
I love the retro feel of the top fabrics and then the more sedate souk and screen patterns. I`m using this fabric line in the Duo QAL I have signed up for and will team it with some Kona solids. Red is a colour I don`t have much of in my stash and I was naturally drawn to the blue and green colourway of Casablanca, but I had to use the Marrakech line didn`t I? I`m looking forward to the challenge of using a colour I haven`t used much before!

I am thrilled that the lovely Julie at The Intrepid Thread has agreed to sponsor this giveaway by giving an FQ bundle of Moroccan Mirage in the Marrakech colourway to one lucky reader.  Thank you so much Julie! Intrepid Thread have a beautiful selection of fabrics.  Just take a look at what is coming soon.  I have my eye on Lark by Amy Butler and Pear Tree by Thomas Knaur arriving next month and who can resist a little Kate Spain, with Good Fortune arriving in January. Julie is so helpful, answers emails in minutes and will help you in any way she can.



So I`m giving you 4 chances to get your mits on this bundle.  To enter the giveaway -
  • go over to this page at The Intrepid Thread and see what takes your fancy and then come back and tell me in a comment
  • for a second chance, go and follow the Intrepid Thread and leave a  separate comment
  • for a third chance, leave a comment saying you are following me
  • and if you blog about the giveaway, leave a link in a new comment
The giveaway will be open until Thursday September 29 at 5PM GMT.  Julie will ship direct to the winner.

Good luck!
 

443 comments:

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Stray Stitches said...

Congrats on reaching 100+ followers!!
I am looking forward to the release of Sunny Happy Skies by Bella BLVD for Riley Blake in December at Intrepid Thread. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower of Intrepid Thread :)

Stray Stitches said...

I am a follower of your fun blog!

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

Congrats on the lovely followers!! You deserve them, you have a beautiful space here.

Lark is pretty amazing, isn't it? LOVE the colors and patterns!

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

I'm happy to say I'm already a follower. :)

(p.s. - thank you for the comment love yesterday! It's very much appreciated.)

Flying Blind... said...

Congratulations honey!
I am awaiting the Pezzy Prints and Half Moon Modern scissors!

Flying Blind... said...

I now follow them by email, as well as by url.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh, and of course I follow you x

Petra said...

congratulations on reaching 100 followers. that's a mile stone :) I love reading about Marrakesh, so keep it coming :)

xxx

babiesdoc said...

I am awaiting Lark as I am in love with all things amy butler

babiesdoc said...

I am now following intrepid threads by email

babiesdoc said...

I just started following you!

diane said...

Coming in January - A Stitch In Color by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda is why I am holding my breath. Love the post and congratulations on your new followers!

diane said...

I already follow The Intrepid Thread on Google friend connect

diane said...

I follow your blog and wish we lived closer!

gill said...

Congratulations!!
I'm looking forwards to Malka's 'A Stitch in Color'

gill said...

I'm a follower!

gill said...

I follow Julie!

diane said...

http://randomthoughtsdoordi.blogspot.com/2011/09/she-did-it.html
I blogged about the giveaway!

Shelley said...

Congrats on your 100+ followers! I am ordering up a bunch of Terrain from the intrepid thread as I type! So happy to find a good online store in my state!

Shelley said...

I'm a follower!

Tiffany said...

I love the aqua bundle of little apples that Intrepid Thread is offering - lovely!

Tiffany said...

I am a follower of Intrepid Thread's blog.

Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity!

Jan said...

I blogged about the give away, here: http://www.jansquilts.com/2011/09/id-love-to-win.html

Jan said...

I follow you.

Anonymous said...

I like Wrenly Bloom in citrus. There's a gorgeous on in their 'coming soon' section without a name - a black and white art nouveau one, middle of the top row - that one I adore! VermontPines@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I follow Intrepid Thread by email. Thanks for the chance to win some incredibly sensuous fabrics! VermontPines@aol.com

Jan said...

I'm waiting for Half Moon Modern by Moda. I think it has my name on it.

Steph :) said...

Wow! I love, love, love those fabrics! I went over to intrepid thread and I have to say I couldn't pick just one favorite. I love Half Moon Modern, Flora, and Karavan. Thanks for the giveaway.

Steph :) said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog!

Jan said...

I follow Intrepid Thread, she's also in my etsy circle.

Laurel said...

my girls would LOVE a quilt in sunny happy skies!

Laurel said...

i follow the intrepid thread in my google reader

Jennifer Gail said...

Yay for you. I didn't have to look far. I love Little Apples:)

Laurel said...

i just added you to my google reader!

Jennifer Gail said...

I already follow Intrepid Thread.

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you :)

Jennifer Gail said...

I posted on my blog already.

pcflamingo said...

Congratulations on 100 followers! I'm #100-and-something :D I like Kate Spain under coming attractions on Julie's site, but it's hard to decide on just one thing...

pcflamingo said...

I am a follower of Intrepid Thread (and love to buy stuff from the store - it is wonderful).

pcflamingo said...

I am a new follower of yours!

Natasha said...

I love the moroccan mirage. the next one I am looking forward to is Groovin' by Jane Spolar for Quilt Poetry and Northcott.

Natasha said...

I am a follower of Intrepid Thread.

Natasha said...

I am a new follower of yours!

Caroline said...

Morrocan Mirage and Terrain are both equally beautiful lines of fabric!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

Woohoo! 100 plus followers! I am loving Groovin'

Helen in Switzerland said...

Hi Annabella,
I think sunny happy skies is lovely - but I think it could be a bit tricky to use - it's very happy though!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I am a new follower of yours! I would love it if you followed me back: http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Caroline said...

I am now following The Intrepid Thread

Caroline said...

I am now also following you!

Hilachas said...

It's great that you reached your goal. WTG! The Woodlands by Khristian A. Howell For Anthology is a favorite that I found on the Intrepid Thread. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Hilachas said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Esther said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread! Thanks for the giveaway!

Hilachas said...

I am already a follower of the Intrepid Thread. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Janet said...

I checked it out and I like Groovin by Jane Spolar - although it isn't coming for a while.

Janet said...

I am a follower of Intrepid Thread. Love her store!

Janet said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Congrats on all your followers.

Melinda said...

I love Terrain. I don't have any but I think it's just such a gorgeous line.

Melinda said...

I already follow Intrepid Thread's blog!

Aideen said...

Echo By Lotta Jansdotter is the one that jumps out to me!

Aideen said...

i already follow intrepid thread!

Melinda said...

I follow you now, and I've got to scan down and read your WiP because your Greek cross block is gorgeous!

Aideen said...

i follow you already! Congrats on passing the 100 mark and thanks for the chance!

Amorette said...

outfoxed looks adorable! i would love to use some of that!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am really lovin' Rendezvous by Khristian A. Howell. That is beautiful!!

Amorette said...

already follow the intrepid thread- she is great, and has a wonderful selection!

Amorette said...

i follow you here- congrats! i love your new parisville blocks too!

Judith said...

I like domestic bliss over atintrepid threads

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am already a follower of The Intrepid Thread

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am a new follower of your blog (from earlier today). I am so glad you are joining our QAL!!!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I added your giveaway to my blog http://gapquilter.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Judith said...

I am now a follower of your blog. I am English but live in Crete, Greece.

Judith said...

I am alreadt a follower of intrepid threads.

Miki Willa said...

I like Echo By Lotta Jansdotter for Windham.
Congrats on your 100th follower.

Miki Willa said...

I am a regular follower of Intrepid Thread.

Miki Willa said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Lovely quilts.

Linda Coleman said...

I love the look of Petal Pushers by Whistler Studios for Windham.

Deb said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers! I love the Terrain line of fabric by Kate Spain on Julie's website.

Deb said...

I am a follower of the Intrepid Thread and order from Julie way to often!

Deb said...

I am now a new follower of your site as well! Congrats.

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU ANNABELLA!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

ALREADY FOLLOW 'INTREPID THREADS;!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Jessica said...

I follow Intrepid Thread.

jessica (at) homfamily (dot) com

Jessica said...

I'm really wanting some Terrain right now too.

jessica (at) homfamily (dot) com

James-Linda said...

LOVE TAZA HALF YARD BUNDLE@JULIE'S!
SWEET FABRICS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on 100 + followers! I love the Pear Tree fabric on IT's website. Thanks for such a generous giveaway :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am already a follower of The Intrepid Thread.

Jennifer said...

Im a regular follower of yours!

Ella said...

I just joined a follower! I'd been admiring your Parisville quilt on the Across the Sea QAL but never came over here until now. Yay!

Jennifer said...

I follow the intrepid thread

Ella said...

I love the Kate Spain Terrain.

Ella said...

I already follow The Intrepid Thread's blog (and love the store).

Anita said...

That fabric is GORGEOUS!!!

I also love some of the oranges in Outfoxed...which is coming soon to Intrepid thread! What a lovely shop!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anita said...

I follow Intrepid thread's blog too! I'm visiting from there. =)

Anita said...

And now I'm newly following your blog! I can't wait to see what you create and look at all your previous creations!

Thanks again!

Brita said...

Half Moon Modern really caught my eye -- it can be used as focus, or as coordinates for other lines. Love!

Brita said...

I've been an Intrepid Thread Follower for quite awhile -- such yummy stuff!

Candice said...

I follow you :)

Candice said...

I follow Julie :)

Candice said...

I'd love to have a bolt of every print of Delighted in ther shop :)

Kathy MacKie said...

Congrat's on the milestone. I really like Half Moon Modern by Moda.

Kathy MacKie said...

I am a regular follower of Intrepid Thread.

Kathy MacKie said...

I am a new follower to your blog.

Kathy MacKie said...

Just blogged about your giveaway.http://quiltingalongthegorge.blogspot.com/2011/09/giveaway.html

Sunnybec said...

I already follow Julie and have just won one of her giveaways,she is a lovely generous lady. I am also a Brit living abroad....I now live in France. Linda

Sunnybec said...

I don't even have to go over and look because I know exactly what is my favourite, Delighted in the red and yellow...I really need to have some of this LOL. Linda

Lisa Marie said...

Julie has so many lovely things in her shop. On her coming soon page I like Sunny Happy Skies, Petal Pushers and Groovin'. So glad Julie posted about your blog -- it's new to me!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread blog.

Lisa Marie said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Mimi said...

Congratulations!! I love Petal Pushers and Groovin' both are so pretty! Thanks!

Mimi said...

I am already a follower of Intrepid Thread!!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower of your blog... glad to have found you!!

lanybleu said...

I am already a follower of Intrepid Thread.

lanybleu said...

I am a follower of your blog, thanks for the offer of the giveaway.

lanybleu said...

Its hard to choose but I think Little Apples is lovely.

Jessica said...

I just ordered from Julie and I love her selection. I ordered Wrenly but I'm also in love with Terrain!

lanybleu said...

I have a link on my blog to your giveaway
http://lanybleu.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Jessica said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread :)

Jessica said...

I'm following you now, too! :) Congrats and looking forward to reading!

Alli said...

There are so many! I'm looking forward to Meet the Gang, Echo, Outfoxed, and The Woodlands.

Alli said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread blog. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Jennyroo said...

I am so excited for Lark and Echo... both are top of my list for next big fabric purchases!

Jennyroo said...

I am one of your first 100 followers!

Jennyroo said...

And of course I follow Julie at Intrepid Thread!

Irina said...

Hey! congrats on so many followers! I'm your follower number 133 now, Just the same number of followers I have ;-)!
Thanks for such a beautiful giveaway, really really nice fabric!

Irina said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread too

Irina said...

I visited her page and one of the many many lines I like is Little Apples... thanks!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I can't wait to get my hands on Half Moon Modern in November!!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'm a follower of the Intrepid Thread via GFC

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

And now I am your newest follower!!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I really like The Woodlands by Khristian A. Howell!!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I follow The Intrepid Thread!!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I'm a new follower!!

Jenny said...

oh man! what is not to love in julies shop? outfoxed and pez are really tickling my fancy at the moment!

Jenny said...

i follow julies blog

Mommarock said...

I'm excited and loving Sunny Happy Skies.. oh it looks wonderful!

Mommarock said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread blog.

Mommarock said...

I follow you :)

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Congratulations on your 100 followers. It must be totally cool to live in Morocco, and I envy you so much!

Now - as for my favorite? The Woodlands by Khristian A. Howell For Anthology

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm already a follower of Intrepid Thread

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm one of your new followers.

~The Bargain Babe said...

At the Intrepid Thread, I love the Sunny Happy Skies in the Coming Soon section! Thanks for a chance to win.

zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

Nancy D. said...

Congrats on the following! I started following you too...

~The Bargain Babe said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread's blog! :)

Nancy D. said...

Julie has one of my most favorite shops to purchase from. I plan to get some of the Terrain soon. The Moroccan Mirage has been tempting me too.

Nancy D. said...

I follow Intrepid Thread. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

I am one of your new OVER 130 followers! I will be doing the DUO quiltalong too. Thanks for a chance to win the yummy bundle!

Kathy said...

I am a regular follower of Intrepid Thread -- They have such GREAT giveaways! Thanks, Intrepid Thread!

Kathy said...

I like the aqua bundle of little apples on the Intrepid Thread site.

susan said...

Sunny Happy Skies is catching my eye. Bright cheery and simple - just like me (most days!).

KatieQ said...

I discovered your blog from the Intrepid Thread. I am now a follower. I have never visited Morocco, (and sadly, I probably never will) so I will enjoy reading more about it.

KatieQ said...

I am already a follower of Intrepid Thread.

susan said...

I'm following the Interpid Thread now.

susan said...

I've always followed you. ;-)

KatieQ said...

I would love to have some Echo By Lotta Jansdotter.

Leah said...

I am a follower of The Intrepid Thread.

Leah said...

I am a follower of your blog. :)

Emilie said...

I follow the intrepid thread blog!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Morocco looks so beautiful!

Emilie said...

My favorite upcoming fabric line (that I have been waiting for for a while now) is Outfoxed by Lizzy House. It's so cute!

Calikisses said...

I like Rendezvous. It has this Alice in Wonderland type feel to it that I really like :)

Calikisses said...

I already follow the Intrepid Thread :)

robin said...

I love Pear Tree in the Azure colorway. Yummy!

robin said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread.

robin said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. :)

Sallie said...

I like The Woodlands by Khristian A. Howell For Anthology. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I already follow The Intrepid Thread. Thanks!

robin said...

I just blogged about your giveaway here: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/09/giveaway-at-lifes-rich-pattern.html

Jennifer C. said...

I love the Half Moon Modern collection that is coming soon! Great geometric patterns!


jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

Jennifer C. said...

I follow the Intrepid Thread via GFC


jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

Jennifer C. said...

I follow you via GFC


jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

b78ayers said...

Over at The Intrepid Thread, I think Happiness is #1 - very inviting. Thanks for the chance.

b78ayers said...

I've been a follower of The Intrepid Thread and love it!

b78ayers said...

And now I'm a follower of yours and am awestruck by your work and by the photographs - wow!

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Hope I'm doing this right! I looked at her Etsy shop and it is just beautiful!

The Terrain-Forest Floor collection has to be my favourite so far!

Becky said...

I follow you! :D

WandaFish said...

Pear Tree, Echo and Meet the Gang are all on my wishlist and I'm not even thinking past December!
Thanks for the scrumptious giveaway :)

WandaFish said...

I already follow Julie at The Intrepid Thread - I'm so pleased she sent me over here!

WandaFish said...

Lovely blog you have here - I'm happy to be your latest follower :)

Thanks again for the fantastic giveaway!

Lee said...

Congrats on all the followers! I love the new Echo line of fabrics by Lotta Jansdotter. I love her style! thanks

Lee said...

I am a new follower of your blog!

Lee said...

I follow the Intrepid thread and left her a comment too! thanks!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations on reaching 100 (well, now 145!) followers! I'm your newest follower - I've been meaning to visit for a while so thanks to Hadley for directing me here!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love Karavan - those elephants are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I follow Julie's blog!

Judith said...

I really like Domestic Bliss, though they are all lovely. Thanks for hosting Annabella. Jxo

Judith said...

I been to their blog and left a comment. Jxo

Judith said...

I'm already a follower. Jxo

MG said...

I'm a follower of The Intrepid Thread. Thaks, Julie! And congrats on #100, Annabella.

VickiT said...

Oh how neat about the buildings all having to be painted the same color.

Congrats on your growning number of followers.

I am looking forward to Kate Spain's Good Fortune as well. I have loved each of her new fabrics for the past two years.

But I also just LOVE another that actually take a leap over Kate's fabrics to the top of my wish list. I LOVE Power Pop By Jenean Morrison. That's an awesome grouping of fabric prints with small, med, and large prints and they all go so well together. VERY nice for those who are beginners and haven't gotten the knack of pulling the right colors together yet.

Flying Blind... said...

Ooops almost forgot...
http://flyingblindonarocketcycle.blogspot.com/2011/09/this-that-and-other.html
xxx

Rosa said...

There are such bearutiful fabrics to choose and this`s my choice:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80865371/candy-girl-custom-bundle-of-9-half-yards

VickiT said...

I am already a follower of The Intrepid Thread and have left two comments on two different threads today already over there including the post sending us over here if we wished to do so.

Rosa said...

I follow Julie` s blog!!.

Rosa said...

Congrats on your growning follower,and more to come.
I`m one of the new here and glad to find your blog.Thanks for the chance!!

Tricia said...

I love the blue pear tree line

Tricia said...

I am now following Intrepid Thread.

Tricia said...

I am already your follower.

Rebecca said...

I'm looking forward to the release of Outfoxed by Lizzy House :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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