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Friday, July 18, 2014

Celestial Star QAL: Come One, Come All! Come Win when you QAL!

Celestial Star QAL with from blank pages...

Are you sitting on the fence about joining the Celestial Star Quilt Along? Or maybe you are ready to start, but are dragging your feet a little? If that's the case, I have a little motivation for you! :) I mentioned about a month ago that if I was going to do a quilt along, and had enough interest in one, I would do what I could to get some awesome sponsors and prizes lined up. Well, I did! Things have been crazy on my end, but I received an awesome response and am so excited to finally share with you all the goodies you could win when you join in the fun. ;)

***I want to add, that I am not receiving anything personally from these sponsors. I sent out some emails asking if they wanted to be a part of the quilt along, and they said Yes! Everything they are giving away is for YOU! I just get to sit back and watch all the goodies go out the door. *sob* just kidding. :)

How you win:

To make it fun, I have split up the prizes into two different ways to win.

First, you can win a prize when you participate actively in the QAL by:
  • keeping up with the schedule
  • share pictures on your blog or Flickr and linking them up on my blog posts
  • share pictures on Instagram using the designated hashtags
If you go faster than the schedule, that is fine! Just be sure to take pictures along the way so you can link them up. For your progress pictures to count you must be caught up to where we are at, i.e. for the coloring pages you need to have it colored, for the completed block giveaway you need to have at least one complete block (it can't still be in sections), for the quilting giveaway your block or project needs to be quilted. I will pick winners one week and one day after I've posted the tutorial about it, so hopefully that allows enough time for you to finish that step.

I will pick one winner from the blog link up and one winner from the designated Instagram hashtag pool. Participate in both to raise your chances of winning. ;)

Second, you can win some amazing prizes by finishing your project!
  • At the end of the QAL (Sept. 29th) I will have three linkys that you can link up your finished Celestial Star project under. 
  • All prizes will be picked from my blog. If you have been participating on Instagram only, you must link up on my blog to be entered for the grand prizes.
  • They are divided into how many blocks you made to create your project: 1 block, 2-4 blocks, 5 or more blocks. 
  • The grand prize giveaways are not related to any of the link ups during the QAL. You just need to have a finished project by this date to enter. (Winners announced Oct 6th - this is the date to finish by, or before.)
I will pick a winner from each category for a grand prize! I will also pick three more winners at random to win three more prizes. I think all the prizes are awesome! and hopefully they will help us all push through and finish whatever it is we make! ;) (Say "No" to WIPS!)

Do you want to know what the prizes are??? 

Prize 1: 2 - Fat Eight bundles donated by Pink Castle Fabric
You have until Tuesday Morning (July 22nd) to enter. The link up will remain open past this date for anyone joining in late. IG hashtag: #CelestialStarDesign

Prize 2: 2 - $25 Gift Certificates donated by the Fat Quarter Shop
Linkup/hashtag starts July 30th and the winners will be announced Aug 7th. IG hashtag: #CelestialStarBlock

 Prize 3: Fat Quarter bundle: 
1 - Moda Cross Weave bundle donated by Material Girl Quilts,
1 - 9 piece FQ bundle of Up Parasol by Heather Bailey, your choice of color palette, 
donated by I don't do dishes.
Linkup/hashtag starts Sept 10th and winners will be announced Sept 18th. IG hashtag: #CelestialStarQuilting
1 bundle per winner. 

Grand Prizes:

1 Block projects: 1 - $20 Gift Certificate donated by Westwood Acres

2-4 Block projects: $50 Gift Certificate donated by the Fat Quarter Shop

5+ Block quilts: $50 Gift Certificate donated by I don't do dishes AND 1 - fat eight bundle of Mochi Linen dots donated by Knotted-Threads

More Grand Prizes: will be drawn at random for any finish

Fat quarter bundle of Butterfly Dance by Cinderberries donated by Llama Fabrics

Liberty Scrap Pack bundle donated by Queen Bee Fabrics

Birch by Joel Dewberry Charm Pack donated by I don't do dishes

Drooling just a little over here. ;) I hope you will join me in the quilt along, and especially stop by and support all these amazing sponsors! Their generosity is overwhelming! :)

Thank you!



  1. Wow, now this is exciting!!!

  2. oohh.. that is exciting! I was only going to do 1 block to make a pillow, but looking at the 5+block grand prize has me drooling, maybe I should do a quilt, and I don't do dishes and all of your other sponsors are being very generous.

  3. I'm with Mara. I was only going to do a one block mini, but now I'm really wondering if I have the time to do more!

  4. I've done a couple of trial colouring in blocks but not entirely happy with my colour choices/layout yet. Have to have another think and try again!


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