New Quilt: Step 1 PLUS My First Giveaway!

So, I got all my fabric squares ready for this first quilt o'mine and realized...hmm...directions say 40 10"x10" squares" - I have 24 10"x10" squares...note to self: always read the ENTIRE listing before you purchase...soooo, needless to say, I had to cut more squares. Well, I enlisted the help of my 4-year-old and we cut more squares (I didn't have any other Nicey Jane prints, but I think we did OK). Then he laid them all out for me...not sure if this is the pattern I will go with, but I think he did a pretty darn good job.

Now, on to the strip cutting & sewing...yay!!!

Now...drum roll it is! My first giveaway! The prize for this time around is this little tote bag & the 3 fabric flower brooches attached to it (these are removable & look adorable on just about anything...;))

This REVERSIBLE tote is made with both Sandi Henderson & Tina Givens fabrics and measures approximately 16" tall x 14" wide...perfect for holding all of your necessities while shopping, at the beach, or on a trip to the library.
Wouldn't you just love to own it???

Now, here's all you have to do to be entered:
*Leave a comment after this post and tell me about your ideal spring day...

You can earn additional chances to win by:
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*Following my blog and then leaving a comment letting me know you did so;
*Blogging about this giveaway and letting me know you did.

If you are already a subscriber or follower, pls. leave a comment letting me know...thanks!

This contest will run through Friday, April 2 & the winner will be picked at random from all comments received (I will number them all with 1 being the first comment rec'd and so on - then I will head over to and have a number selected) as soon as I wake up Saturday, April 3 and the winner will be notified by email.

Thanks so much!!! And good luck!

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