Monday, September 16, 2013

Star Surround QAL Parade and Grand Prizes!!!

**Note - If you are looking for the Jelly Roll Jam posts, I promise to have it up tomorrow, but today was all about the QAL parade :)

I am just so excited!!!  What an amazing Quilt-A-Long this has been and now we have reached the big finale :)  I would like to say Thank You to all of you who quilted-a-long with me.  It was so much fun to read about you trying new techniques, learning a new little quilty pointer, participating in your first ever quilt-a-long, and for a few of your, finishing your first ever quilt top!!!  Just fantastic!!  I loved seeing each of your individual creativity weave its way into this pattern and now you all have a beautiful finishes to show for all of your hard work.  And that is something to smile about :) 


And speaking of finishes . . . Did you happen to see how many there are.   98, yes that was 98!!!!!  (if we count mine, that is 99 and that is just a cool number :)    I am just excited beyond words at that.  This quilt-a-long actually grew from week to week with new friends joining in the fun and the original friends keeping up.   Just amazing!!!  You all are the greatest to Quilt-A-Long with!!!  To see these 98 quilt tops just pop on over here and check out the links at the bottom of the post.  They are amazing!!!     And if you want to see everyone's progress along the way, you can check out the  Happy Quilt-A-Long Flickr Group.  It was so much fun to watch these all come together :)

One more thing before we get to the parade, if you are just popping over and finding the Star Surround Quilt-A-Long for the first time, or just want an easy reference for the future, you can find all of the Tutorial Posts for the Star Surround Quilt-A-Long at any time under the Quilt-A-Long tab at the top of my blog.  You can also reference the following links here :)

Teaser Post
Schedule, Fabric Requirements, and Prizes
 Cutting
 Half Square Triangles
Flying Geese
Building Block Centers
Building Block Surround
Piecing Top and Grand Prize Linky
Parade and Grand Prizes - You are Here :)


Alright, Let's get to the Parade!!!!  I am so excited with how many of you got your projects quilted and bound in time for the parade.  No work in progress for these ladies, their projects are ready to be loved!! And they come from are from all over the world!!  Yup, we have 6 countries represented.  Ireland, Italy, Greece, 2 from Australia, 5 from Canada, and 23 from 17 different states here in the US.  That makes a total of 33 finishes, Yippee Skippee!!!   So here they are, you can click on the picture or the name to go to that persons individual link site and see more about their project :) 

Abby from Michigan 







































Aren't they just stunning!!   Each one just ready to be loved!!!  Enjoy your beautiful Star Surround finishes ladies, and thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!!  

We have one item of business left . . . we need to pick some winners!!!  

A huge Thank You goes out to Julie at The Intrepid Thread  and Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring our Grand Prize Giveaway's!!!  All 98 of you that have linked up your quilt top are eligible for the grand prize!!  There will be four grand prize winners, and each will receive a $75.00 gift certificate to one of the shops below to have a little shopping spree with.  So fun!!! 


  


So, lets get to it!!   Good Luck Everyone!!!  Drumroll Please . . . . . . .

***The First Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $75.00 Gift Certificate to The Intrepid Thread is . . .

     


***The Second Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $75.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop is . . .




***The Third Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $75.00 Gift Certificate to The Intrepid Thread is . . .




***The Fourth Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $75.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop is . . .

  


Congrats Ladies!!!   I will be emailing you :)  Enjoy your shopping spree!!

Let me sign off with one last thank you to all of you who participated in the Star Surround Quilt-A-Long!!!  I am so excited to have so many wonderful friends to quilt-a-long with me!!  I had a wonderful time hosting and  I hope you had a wonderful time quilting-along!!!

Now to start thinking up a new Quilt-A-Long :)  Until next time . . . Happy Quilting!!!


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34 comments:

  1. They are all winners to me! Congratulations to all.

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  2. What amazing finishes! Great job everyone! And congratulations to the pride winners!

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  3. Well done to those who managed a complete finish and congrats to the lucky winners! Thanks to you Melissa for hosting a great quiltalong, I really enjoyed taking part even if life got in the way in the end!

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  4. Gosh they all look great! It's amazing the different looks from the different fabrics. Thanks for hosting the Quilt-a-long, Melissa! And congrats to all the winners & finishers!

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  5. I love these and that they're from all over the world! This is on my "someday to do" list.

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  6. WOW! What a fabulous lot of beautiful STARS..
    Congratulations to the winners..

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  7. So exciting and inspiring. Congratukations ladies!

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  8. So many awesome finishes and to see how each one was quilted differently and I love seeing all of the color combinations.

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  9. SO MANY fantastic quilts! Thank you for the inspiration and guidance ... and congrats to the winners!

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  10. Congrats Ladies! Some fabulous quilts here:) So glad I got to join in. Thanks again Melissa for a fun QAL and a great pattern!

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  11. My goodness what a lot of super stunning pieces of work, you must feel like a very proud mama! Thanks for running another superb QAL

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  12. Wow the quilts are gorgeous and congratulations to the winners. Thanks so much Melissa for hosting such a great quilt-a-long. I'm already looking forward to the next one.

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  13. Beautiful quilts! I almost made it, but then I got sick......Now I´m quilting, but the thread keeps breaking off. The wedding is Sept.28, so I´m in a hurry :)
    Gun, Sweden

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  14. So fantastic. Great QAL. You can tell by all the lovely finishes. Great job everyone!

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  15. Beautiful quilts! Thank you, Melissa, for hosting the QAL. I can't wait to see what you dream-up for the next one.

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  16. Beautiful quilts! Thank you, Melissa, for hosting the QAL. I can't wait to see what you dream-up for the next one.

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  17. I am over joyed for you that so many people - and world wide - participated. So many lovely quilts and pillows and wall hangings - all winners for sure. And I enjoyed the parade today. Thank you for being such a lovely host and thank you to all the sponsors.

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  18. Many thanks to YOU, Melissa, for all of your hard work, inspiration, and dedication. I believe you had so many participants because the pattern was gorgeous and your instructions/tutorials were easy to understand. I had a ball and my quilt is now one of my favorites! Thank you to the wonderful sponsors as well!

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  19. Wonderful! It is a beautiful design in every colorway! Your tutorials are great, and I know this because although I did not participate in this quilt along, I just finished your Starburst quilt design last week. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement!

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  20. Congrats everyone! I'm still slogging along on the quilting on mine and I'm in awe of anyone who was able to get it all done in time. Thanks Melissa, for hosting!

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  21. It was great seeing so many different color combos and sizes. Everyone did a fantastic job!

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  22. Congrats to the parade participants and grand prize winners!

    Too bad there wasn't one more prize: we could've had a "Reader's Choice"! Only problem? Picking only ONE to choose from!

    Congrats again!

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  23. All of the quilts are absolutely beautiful. I feel like I just went to an amazing quilt show. Such fun to see them all.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  24. Well done to everyone who completed this, they look fab, I especially love the giant ones :o)

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  25. Thanks Melissa for hosting another fantastic QAL. The parade is amazing...so many beautiful quilts.

    And thanks to your fabulous sponsors.

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  26. An amazing selection of quilts. Everyone is a winner and from all over the world. Even tho i didn't participate this time i watched from the sidelines. Congratulations everyone.
    I am looking forward to the next QAL Melissa comes up with.

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  27. An amazing selection of quilts. Everyone is a winner and from all over the world. Even tho i didn't participate this time i watched from the sidelines. Congratulations everyone.
    I am looking forward to the next QAL Melissa comes up with.

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  28. bellissime tutte le trapunte,grazie per aver permesso tutto questo.lory

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  29. Wow, Melissa! They are all gorgeous.

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  30. Wow these quilts are fantastic!
    I'm so sorry that I didn't saw this QAL before,
    I want to sew this wonderful pattern too.
    Thanks you Merlissa for this great tutorial!
    Bente

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  31. They are all so beautiful! Melissa, thank you so much for this QAL!! Your instructions were great and I amazed myself with my finished quilt! Wonderful job ladies and congrats to the winners and thanks to the awesome sponsors!

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  32. Thanks so much for hosting a perfect quilt along, followed by a beautiful Parade! Isn't it amazing what you can get done with a little encouragement?
    Ok, so when's the next one ;-) ? I am in!

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  33. Thank you Melissa and please thank your sponsor's for the prizes. A great way to ensure that the quilt gets done and is not an unfinished project sitting in the cupboard. Thanks so much for the prize i won. Wasn't expecting anything at all
    King Reagrd's Wendy in Australia

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa