Thursday, September 1, 2011

Top Five!

The voting in the Connecting Threads contest is now over, and yes, I am officially in the top five! Can you hear me squealing and jumping up and down from there? : ) This means that I have the opportunity to design my supporting prints and create an entire line based on my focus fabric! I have tons of ideas for it, and I can't wait to get started.

Connecting Threads staff will choose the grand prize winner from the five finalists, and that person will have their line produced and sold on the Connecting Threads website. I have the entire month of September to design my supporting prints, and the winner will be announced on October 12.

I'll keep you updated on my progress as I work on the line, and I'm sure you'll get some sneak peeks. My goal is to design at least 15 supporting prints, but we may be limited in what we can enter, so I will no doubt want input from all you wonderful people about what you think should be included.

Finally, a great big THANK YOU to everyone who voted! It is beyond amazing to have the support of so many sewists, crafters, and fabric addicts! I would not be in this position without all of YOU!

66 comments:

Jan said...

Congratulations. Your design is great and I can't wait to see the new supporting prints you come up with.

Sasha said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

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Rachel said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!! WooooHooooooo!!! AWESOME!!!

Flying Blind... said...

Well done you!!!!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations!!! I voted with both my email addresses :) Love your design - can't wait to see the supporting prints!!!!!

lrstitched.com said...

Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to see your final collection!

Thearica said...

Congratulations! It is awesome to see that my vote counted!

Cyndi Nelson said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see what designs you come up with to companion this floral print!

MN2NM said...

Congrats, Lee! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

CT said...

Congratulations. I like yours the best so I hope you win.

Debbie B Sam said...

YEAH!! I love connecting threads, their thread is perfect for my Brother and their fabrics are so reasonably priced and their service is great! GOOD LUCK!!!

Leila said...

Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to see your coordinating prints!

Lindsay Conner said...

Congrats Lee! That's so exciting!

eholst said...

Congratulations! Excited to see your coordinates! Just a quick question for you, too. I live about 30 minutes from you and am wondering if you have any favorite fabric shops (with the more modern fabrics) in the city that you would recommend. There is only one decent quilt shop around me and other than that there are your regular Jo-Anns and Hobby Lobbys. Just thought I would ask. Congrats again!

AnneMarie said...

AHHHHHH! YAY! YAY! YAY!! SO happy for you Lee! Can't believe you do only have 1 month to work on the coordinates. Can't wait! Best of luck!

Melinda said...

Congratulations Lee!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations - it's well deserved!

Linz said...

Yea!! Congratulations Lee!!! That's awesome! I can't wait to see more!

Heidi said...

Squeeeeal!!! You go girl!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Woot woot!

karenfae said...

congrats - looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Elizabeth D. said...

Yippee!!!!!! Can you hear me jumping up and down for you?!?!?! So excited!!!

Jessica said...

Yeahhhh!!! Woohoo! I'm so super excited for you, that is just amazing!! Can't wait to see what you design, I know it will be just fabulous!

Shanna said...

That is awesome!! Sooo excited for you!!!

Kati said...

So excited for you! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Katie B. said...

Woo hoo! Congrats, Lee. I truly can't wait to see what you come up with!

Lyanna L. said...

This is so exciting! I know your designs will be beautiful. Can't wait to see them! =)

Peggy said...

Yay!!!! *\o/* I am so excited, and I wasn't even the winner!!!

Congratulations Lee!!!

Laura said...

Congratulations. I can't wait to see the others.

Marci Girl said...

Congrats Lee!

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

WHOA that is awesome I can't wait to see the next coordinating prints.

Jana said...

Congrats. Can't wait to see the supporting cast.

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the rest of your prints :)

angela said...

Congratulations!!!

Gina said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations! I absolutely love the colors. I can't wait to see the coordinating prints!

Melanie said...

How Cool! Can't wait to see your coordinates!

Pieces to Love said...

Congrats!!! I would love to see something on that purpley eggplant color, or that fun lime greenish color or both.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Yippie! I saw this earlier and did a little dance when I saw you were there! I'm looking forward to the sneak peaks and want to wish you lots of luck!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm jumping up and down too! I'm SOOO happy, Lee! Ooh, I can't wait to see your supporting fabrics.

felicity said...

SO excited and happy for you, Lee!!

Impera_Magna said...

Congratulations, Lee! How exciting... can't wait to see your companion fabrics!

Kelli said...

Congratuations! You deserve it. Your fabric design is so cute and you are just plain awesome!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

FAB!!! So excited for you, well done and totally deserved, its just gorgeous :-))) Have fun designing the supporting prints!

Becky said...

wohoo!! congratulations! can't wait to see what you come up with.

Kristie said...

Yayyy, Lee!!!!! (insert clapping, jumping, smiling!

Becky said...

Congrats! Well deserved! I literally looked at all of them, and think you had one of the best!! I can't wait to see what comes next!

Connie said...

Congratulations -- love that piece and can't wait to see what goes with it. Hope to see it in the shops soon!

Kelly Irene said...

Congratulations!! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

QuiltyGirl said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

Cherie said...

Yay! Congrats!!! I am SO excited that you won! I will definitely buy a FQ set of your line if you are chosen :) Can't wait to see you next prints :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Way to go!! I can't wait to see the rest of your prints!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Congratulations!!!!

Rachel Hauser said...

Way to go! Wow, you must be over the moon!!!

Editfolt said...

congratulations on a very large profit. I look forward to the entire collection!

emedoodle said...

woohoo!! :) I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

amy dame said...

hurraaay!! congratulations!!!

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Woohoo! Well done you!

Mitzi said...

Congratulations Lee! I knew you would be a winner!

Drawstring said...

That is AWESOME! Congrats

Connie said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see the rest of the designs to go with it!

Faith Jones said...

Lee that is awesome!

Kimberly White said...

I'm so proud of you!!!! That's awesome! Have fun designing!

Cille said...

Yipeee... can't wait to see what design you come up with.

Kiera said...

So excited and happy for you!!! Congratulations Lee!!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

I was off the grid for a while but am back and so happy to hear of your news. Congrats on making top 5 and having the opportunity to develop the coordinating fabrics. I also made it through to the FINAL round in the McCalls quilt design star ...so we're both busy!!

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