Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog and to those of you who entered to win! It was a really fun learning experience. I learned that I need to play around with Rafflecopter before I try to use it again. And I learned that my blog template is somehow resistant to every effort I tried to number my comments (CSS, html, etc.). Beth from the blog Hello Quilt Lady made a valiant effort to help me (thanks, Beth!), but alas, no numbers. So, I decided to do it the old fashioned way - I picked a random number and counted. I'll play around more with my blog template and see if I can be ready for next time.
More importantly, I learned that quite a few of you are making (or have made) plus quilts or string blocks recently. There was a lot of love for the half-square triangle and paper piecing. A lot of quilters chose their first quilt as their favorite. For others, it's always the last project they worked on. A lot of people mentioned that they were really proud of a certain project and then said, "even though it's not perfect," or something similar. Personally, I think technical perfection is overrated (notice the title of this blog...). It's nice to have a goal and good craftsmanship is a worthy one, but we're all learning and growing. A project that you give your time to, that you put your heart into, that is cherished and enjoyed - that sounds like perfection to me! Let's encourage one another!
(I tried to reply to comments and then I just got over-run, so I stopped :) But I read them all and visited any links that you shared.)
Without further ado (sorry for so much of the fore-going "ado"!). Drumroll please...
The winner of Giveaway #1 - the Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabric is #164...
The winner of Giveaway #2 - the Waterfront Park bridges fabric is #123...
I have emailed both Catskill Quilter and Selleck. Thanks again, everyone! Hopefully, I'll run things a little better next time :)
Happy sewing! Make something beautiful!