Country Lane by Bari J. Ackerman & Winners!

Ok, before we start anything, lets talk about the Lumiere de Noel Quilt Kit giveaway from last Monday's post! Usually I do this at the end, but we have another special something hiding down there. ;-)

and a drum roll please!!...

The randomly selected winner out of the 440 comments is...

"What a gorgeous kit! I tweeted, though I really wanted to keep it to myself!"

To claim your prize e-mail  " Stephanie [at] fatquartershop [dot] com" with your shipping information.  You have till Thursday @ midnight CST to e-mail me.  Congrats!!!  :-)


Today we have a very special guest with the tag line of "vintage inspired design for your modern life" and she virtually came all the way from California.... Bari Ackerman is here to share her thoughts and inspirations on Country Lane... without further ado, here she is...

Hello all!

Country Lane was inspired by what I imagine as the perfect weekend in the country. A great bed and breakfast, walks in meadows, sleeping late and lazing around. The colors came to me from a crazy quilt that I have. It is full of deep navy blues, reds, pinks and white.

When it comes to my absolute favorite project using Country Lane, I have to say, I'm mad about the curtains I made for my family room and kitchen! And I super love the zigzag quilt, Meadow Fresh, which is part of my upcoming release of sewing patterns.

Currently I am working on 4 new sewing patterns (of course one being Meadow Fresh) to release in October. I'm also working on licensing opportunities in additional venues such as scrapbooking, paper, and more!

I also have my new book, Inspired to Sew, that will be out in January. It's a creative sewing book that covers many of my adventures in sewing. There's applique, collage, clothing, a quilt and much more. It also features my signature "Keeping It Real Sewing" sidebar hints and tips that are in my sewing patterns.

- Bari J. Ackerman


And now! We have a fun surprise! :)

Another giveaway! This time it's the super sweet Country Lane Fat Quarter Bundle!

To enter:

1. Tweet @BariJ & @FatQuarterShop-- then leave a comment here
2. Like both of us on Facebook then make a comment @Bari J & @Fat Quarter Shop-- then leave a comment here
3. Subscribe to the Jolly Jabber-- then leave a comment here

You can comment up to 3 times if you do all 3!

Good Luck!

PS:  Link to  Bari J's Fan Page on Facebook

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