Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Star Light Star Bright QAL Parade and Grand Prizes!!!!

First off,  I would like to say Thank You to all of you who quilted-a-long with me.  This has been such a wonderful and successful Quilt-A-Long and that is because of each of you.  I loved reading how so many of you were quilting along for the first time and really stretching outside your comfort zone to try new things.  That is what Quilt-A-Longs are all about!!   I loved seeing each of your individual creativity come out in this pattern, truly amazing.   And now, you all have absolutly beautiful finishes to show for all of your hard work.


And speaking of finishes . . . Did you happen to see how many there are.   75!!!   That is totally awesome!!   You all are the greatest to Quilt-A-Long with!!!  To see these 75 quilt tops just pop on over here and check out the links at the bottom of the post.  They are absolutely 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 Light Star Bright 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 Light Star Bright 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 :)

Parade and Grand Prizes - You Are Here


Alright, Let's get to the Parade!!!!  I tell you, you all blow me away.  Last week we had 3 finishes, and today, we have 31!!!  Yup, I really do think quilters are best under deadlines :)  And yippee for so many amazing finishes that are ready to be loved!! And they come from are from all over the world!!  Yup, we have 6 countries represented.  Australia, New Zealand, Greece, 2 from United Kingdom, 4 from Canada, and 22 from 17 different states here in the US.  That makes a total of 33 finishes, So Fun!!!   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 :) 































Aren't they just stunning!!   Enjoy your beautiful Star Light Star Bright 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 75 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 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 . . .

      . . .    Jana


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

. . .    Shelagh


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

. . .    Christine


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

  . . .    Shannon


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 Light Star Bright Quilt-A-Long!!!  I am so excited to have so many wonderful friends to quilt-a-long with me!!  I had such a great time hosting and  I hope you had a fantastic time quilting-along!!!

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

  1. what beautiful quilts!!! Congrats on the winners! Thanks melissa! Its been so much fun to do another quilt-a-long......so......whens the next one :)
    Jessica

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  2. such beauties -- I love seeing them all together like this and the variety that they offer with simple color changes or using sashing / corner stones. Thanks to Melissa for offering this great QAL

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  3. So many Happy finishes. Mine won't be quilted until at least this summer, and that all depends on when/if my darling husband makes me a stand for my quilt frame. Love hand quilted quilts the best! Congrats to all the winners. I'm jealous inside ; )

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  4. They are all gorgeous. Congratulations to everyone for beautiful finishes and to all the lucky winners.

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  5. So many beautiful finishes! And so inspiring!

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  6. Everyone has done a fabulous job with their Starbright quilts... both finished and unfinished. I love the different uses of color combos and seeing the personal touches. Congrats to the winners. And Melissa, thank you for this opportunity. This was my very first QAL and I not only had fun, but learned how to improve on those pesky triangle points. ;-) Well done every one.

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  7. Congratulations ladies! Beautiful finishes!!!! So fun to do along side you guys:)

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  8. Such creativity and inspiration!

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  9. So fun to see everyone's finished projects! They're all beautiful! I wish I could have quilted along this time. I am definitely going to have to join in the fun of the next quilt along! Great job to everyone who shared! Such inspiration!

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  10. That is so awesome! So many finishes, it was a wonderful QAL! Can't wait for the next one ;)

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  11. Everyone's quilts are beautiful! Great job!

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  12. Every one of the quilts are beautiful. I always think that a great pattern will work in almost any fabric, to congratulations to Melissa for that. The quilt along has been fun, and it was broken down into achieveable steps, shown by how many were finished on time. Finally I must say what a wonderful host and teacher Melissa is. She puts an encouraging and positive comment on every flickr photo, and her instructions were so thorough and precise. Thanks so very much.

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  13. They all look great. Mine didn't quite get finished.... Its on the longarm. http://l3designs.blogspot.ca/2014/04/star-light-star-bright.html

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  14. Congrats to all the winners! I feel great that my quilt is almost done. Just have to finish hand binding it. Melissa you are a great teacher!! Thank You for all your easy steps, cheerleader comments and good designs.

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  15. These are all so beautiful!!! Someday I will get one made. I have so much inspiration with all of these beauties. They are all winners in my book. Congradulations to all.

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  16. Thanks for hosting Melissa! And everyone's finishes are gorgeous! Mine is very close to being done - just couldn't find enough hours in the day. But soon - can't wait for the next QAL!!

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  17. What a beautiful parade. The quilters all did a fabulous job on their quilted projects!

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  18. What a beautiful array of quilts! Nice job to all of you.

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  19. Everyone's projects look amazing! Congrats to the winners!

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  20. What a beautiful parade of quilts! They all look stunning!

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

Melissa