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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Celestial Star QAL: The End & Winners!

Celestial Star QAL with from blank pages...

I want to say a HUGE thank you for everyone who participated in the Celestial Star QAL with me!! I loved your comments, kind words, seeing your blocks and projects come together and especially the finishes!! It was a blast!! {{Mwah}}!! :)

I also can't pass up giving a huge shout out to the amazing sponsors!! I hope you will continue to visit their shops and support them!! They are great! :)

i don't do dishes 


I was going to push to finish my quilt, but the quilt back I made, I ended up being very unhappy with it. So I scratched it. I decided to go with a one print back and if the color is what it is on my screen, I will be so excited with it!! I'm growing to really be a pink kind of girl. Weird - for me. But I like it. :) Of course, another Anna Maria Horner print for the back:

Anna Maria Horner Pretty Potent Flannel Banner Days Icing

Pretty Potent Flannel Banner Day Icing. 
I purchased this at Fabric.com, and was so happy it was even on sale! PLUS going through Ebates.com I got an extra 3% back. Not much, but it adds up. :) AND I'm so happy I wasn't at all tempted to add other things to my cart. Wahoo for shopping progress. ;)

I'm hoping to still get the quilt finished quickly. I can't wait to use it! Plus get some awesome photos of it!! :) You can see the best photos I've taken so far in this post. 

Alright, now to the part you've all been waiting for!! The winners!! Drum roll please...

For the 1 Block category, the winner of the $20 Westwood Acre gift card is Amy Morhan

For the 2-4 Block category, the winner of the $50 Fat Quarter Shop gift card is Cindy

For the 5+ Blocks Category, the winner of the $50 I Don't Do Dishes gift card and the Mochi Dots Bundle from Knotted-Thread is Kate

The winner of the Butterfly Dance bundle from Llama Fabrics is Kirsten

The winner of the Liberty scrap pack bundle from Queen Bee Fabrics is Lori

And the winner of the Birch charm pack from I Don't Do Dishes is Bria

Congrats everyone!! I will contact you about your prizes! :)

I hope you will keep linking up your blocks and your projects as you finish them!! I love to see all your beautiful creations! You are amazing! :) For those of you on Instagram, be sure to tag your photos with #fbpPatterns!! I'll be catching up on those spotlights and prizes soon. ;)

Thanks again everyone! It's like a bitter-sweet farewell being done with the QAL. It was such an intense part of my life for the last few months, I don't know what I'm going to do with all of this free time now. ;) lol. :)

Have a great week!!



  1. Congrats to all the winners. They are all Beautiful!!

  2. Yay!!!! I'm so excited. Best night shift surprise :-)

  3. Oh my gosh Diane, your quilt is gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for putting together this quilt-a-long. Your pattern is amazing and it deserves all the attention it can get. I'm so excited about the liberty scrap pack, thanks again!

  4. How fun is it to wake up and see that you won a prize for doing a super fun project. Thanks you Diane for hosting this quilt along. Your paper piecing patterns are always so accurate and easy to work with. I have also enjoyed using your small alphabet letters to put names on kids bags and pillows. Thank you!

  5. Woohoo!

    Thank you for hosting this, Diane. I learned SO MUCH! I've never paper pieced ever, and the Celestial Star is an amazing pattern. I'm making it for a swap I'm in, and I'll probably make more. Your pattern instructions are excellent, too. I've found myself wishing you had designed a lot of the other PP patterns I've purchased since then, since most don't come with the handy cutting templates and other size and design options.

    I hope you do more in the future!

  6. They are all terrific, congratulations to all the winners!


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