Long time no see…. And a giveaway!

Hello everyone! I have been absolutely snowed under with commission writing recently much to the detriment of my little online home here. Rather to the detriment of my Liberty lawn shop on Folksy too – I have a whole bunch of new fabrics to list as soon as I have had a minute to take fabric photographs. In spite of my lack of input on the publicity and marketing side (breaking all my rules), sales have ticked along on Folksy, and just today, I have managed to reach the milestone of 3,000 sales:

3000 on Folksy



To celebrate and to remind loyal readers that the Very Berry blog is still here, I thought it would be fun to have a blog giveaway. There are 3 prizes – the first prize is a bundle of 6 mini-singles of Liberty Tana Lawn from my shop, plus a pack of 70 1″ hexagons plus papers for English paper piecing. The 2 runner-up prize winners will receive a pack of of 1″ hexagons plus papers.

The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere. Just leave a comment letting me know what you would do with your prize. I will do the draw on Monday June 1st at 8pm, so any entries made before then will be in with a chance. If you share the giveaway anywhere on social media, and let me know in an EXTRA comment, I will give you a second entry in the draw.

Thanks to all my lovely customers, who are always a pleasure to do business with!


115 thoughts on “Long time no see…. And a giveaway!

  1. Hope I’m not too late for the givaway! I love Liberty Lawn and I love hexagons so I would most likely make some hexies with the fabric and then decide what to do with them. I would really like to make some stuffed teddy bears with them but not sure I would ever get that done.

  2. I’d love to know what I’d do with it, probably put it in my stash for ‘exactly’ the right thing.

  3. I would take as a holiday project and when finished it would be a little bag, which I would use to take as my holiday project holding bag – if you know what I mean.

  4. not sure yet – but it sure would show off the prints .. so probably showy squares with a fitting sashing … else a garden, a few flowers with lots of background

  5. I would make a start on a table runner for my summer house. It would be lovely to see how it looks. I think we have all missed you, but pleased that you have been busy. Welcome back.

  6. Having recently made my first quilt using the gorgeous Liberty fabric I got from you I would be tempted to make something a bit more complex with the hexagons for my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby later this year.

  7. Ooh, what to make? I’d use the hexies for a cushion front and the singles for a fancy block for the back of the cushion. I’ve wanted to try paper piecing for ages. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. I’d love to win this! I would use the fabric to continue adding to my giant EPP hexxie quilt that I’ve only been working on for about 5 years…..

  9. I would finally get round to finishing the quilt I started for my daughters 21st. She has just turned 23 and is graduating from university so it would be fab to finish it (bad Mummy!) Thank for the give away πŸ™‚ x

  10. Thanks for a great giveaway. I would use the singles to make more hexagons for my beautiful hexie quilt which I am very slowly making. Congrats on all your sales. x

  11. Congratulations for the sales!!
    I would use this beautiful bundle to make a small quilt
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    fredbisimail at gmail dot com

  12. I would make a headband and matching bag. I would then have to embarass my daughters by wearing them out and about. Even worse, make a matching set for them!

  13. Congratulations on 3000 sales … I saw this on Larisa’s flickr page and had to pop along to have a look.

    If I won I would spend some time admiring, then touching and probably photographing. I would love to make a cushion for my craft room.

  14. Congratulations on 3000 sales – wow so inspired. Only just opened my little store. I would love to make a draw string bag with a hexie panel, emphasized with hand stitching. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway xx

  15. There is nothing more lovely than Liberty fabric. I would create a beautiful cushion also!!

  16. Lovely to see you again!
    Either the fabric and paper I would rekindle my old patchwork project and add to my new quilting skill I learned yesterday. Quilting as you go. I’m completely hooked!!!!!

  17. I’d use them in #mysmallworld quilt that I’m currently working on!
    Congrats on 3000 sales and thanks for another fab giveaway!

  18. I would use them to make bunting for the disabled access beach hut we are hiring in September for a week to celebrate my friend’s 92nd Birthday!

  19. What a wonderful giveaway! I think I would use some of the hexies for a beautiful book cover with some natural linen… and perhaps let the rest of the fabric speak to me about what it should create πŸ™‚

  20. Beautiful Liberty! I “fell in love” with them when I was a teenager and on a trip to England.

    I would make…perhaps a tablerunner for my dining room or as a gift for someone.

  21. My birthday are coming soon, that is why I will do something beautiful just for myself. A purse, a jewellery bag, or a beautiful hand stitched pillow.
    Thanks for the giveaway and a minute of dreaming πŸ˜‰

  22. Congrats on reaching that wonderful milestone and thanks for a wonderful giveaway. I tend to use Liberty fabrics very piecemeal her atm so I tend to find myself stashing them and then snipping away at them. I’ve a couple of quilt designs that I’m working on at the moment thatshould see me diving into my stash to make but in the meantime it’s tiny mini hexies, applique and my own EPP designs that have me cutting away at fabric pieces. I also have an ongoing Liberty hexie project, slowly building up a stack of hexies flowers and hexie butterflies that one day will all join together to make a quilt.

  23. I’ve just downloaded the ‘sew together bag’ so these would be just perfect. Congratulations on your 3000 sales and thanks for the giveaway!

  24. I think it would have to be a cushion of some description, will share on FB too! πŸ™‚ xxxxxx

  25. congrats on 3000 sales! woot woot! and thank you for an awesome giveaway. πŸ™‚ if i won…i am part of a number of crafty swaps this year and i would use the hexies in little extra projects for my swap partners. if i won first prize, i would hoard the fabric for an as-yet-decided project and still use the hexies in swap projects…hehehe. thanks again!

  26. Gorgeous fabric! I would definitely have to make a cushion with the hexies, and the bundle would go beautifully with a collection of fabrics I’m building up (slowly!) to make a very special quilt – for me! It might even push me over the edge of having enough!

  27. That would make a lovely summer bag!!!!
    I’ve never had the chance to use Liberty Lawn fabrics!
    Thanks !!!

  28. These would be perfect for a swap I’m in. My partner loves this fabric, and I must say that I’m curious what all the fuss is about. It must be a delight to work with.

  29. That’s a great milestone, Ali! Congratulations! If I am lucky to win this pretty bundle, I would admire it for a while and then (when I get some time) I would probably make some purses with magnetic snaps or pouches with zips, maybe a sewing folder or two with some hexagon flowers… The possibilities are endless here. πŸ™‚

  30. I love making hexies in the car (stops me commenting on the driving!) and I have a trip to Scotland coming up, so that would be me sorted! I’d make a little quilt with them when I get home.

  31. ture.. long time nooooo see… i hope you had been well and spring was great for you.. would love to enter your giveaway.. πŸ˜€ thank you for letting have a chance to win. πŸ˜‰

  32. Congratulations on 3,000 sales! Wow! And thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I would make a pincushion, and a cosmetic pouch of Liberty hexies and linen. I would incorporate the rest of the Liberty into hexagon flowers for an appliqued quilt. I love Liberty!

  33. Lovely, kind idea to give away Liberty and papers. Liberty fabrics would go into quilt using vintage linen fussy-cut squares with Liberty strips. Papers would be used for hexie flowers on another quilt.

  34. Congratulations on your milestone and great to see that you are back on Facebook. I am making a hexagon quilt using Liberty fabrics and an 80s shot silk Princess Diana style wedding dress. It would be a real treat to have some more Liberty to add to my stash.

  35. Oooh, I can think of several things, including finally getting started with English Paper Piecing (something that’s been on my to-do list for far too long), or maybe making some pretty crochet hook cases. What would actually happen, is I would spend weeks, if not months, taking them out, admiring them, and putting them away again while I tried to make up my mind what to do with them πŸ™‚

  36. Congratulations. What an achievement. If i won i would add the fabric to the quilt i am making for my little girl. Thank you.

  37. WOW! such a neat giveaway! These fabrics are so special that I think I’d make a pillow top, so I could protect it ! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Thanks for the giveaway. If I won I’d incorporate them into my latest quilty project – a Union lag quilt for my 3 year old.

  39. YAY!!! 3000 – what a great number. Hexies are on my “to-do” list…this would be so great to win. Thanks for this give away.

  40. Well, I’m making a quilt from 1″ hexies, so the papers would come in handy, and I’m sure I could squeeze in some Liberty too! Good to hear your enterprise is doing so well

  41. Hi
    Having received an order of your beautiful Liberty scrap bags I would use the fabric to make dresses on my girls featured on my cards and my hand painted lavender bags.

  42. Would love the hexes. Just learning how to do them and actually it wasn’t too bad –gotta long ways to go but hey I’m trying!!!

  43. I haven’t tried hexies yet, they are on my to do list! I’d probably use them on the front of a zippered pouch or maybe on a cushion.

  44. Good to see you back. I think I’d make a sewing machine cover, ok not the whole cover but you get my drift.

  45. I’d use them to make the world’s most fabulous make up bag! Thanks so much for the chance to win – I love Liberty x

  46. Hi – I’m just about to make a pair of soft toys and they could be be the best Liberty dressed mice in town!

  47. Thanks for so many chances to win. I’d make case for my sewing glasses (which are now part of my essential sewing kit).

  48. Hi Ali I would have to think about how I would make best use if them, but I would spend some considerable time looking at them, colour sorting them, tidying them up again, and again..,,, Some would go on bag making.

  49. I would make pretty motifs with the hexies and frame them in embroidery hoops to hang on the wall – who says art can’t be made of fabric?!

  50. I would most likely do exactly what I did with my last bunch, -cherish them to the point of not being able to commit them to any project at all! I really must make a decision and go with it.

  51. At first I would add them to my liberty stash that Im planning on turning into a quilt. Soon. It will hapen soon!!

  52. Would love to use the hexagons to learn the English paper piecing technique–haven’t done that before, but I always love to have a small portable project to work on.

  53. Congratulations on your sales! I would add to my growing collection of Liberty to make my bAby quilt for my new niece

  54. Congratulations on your 3000 sales! I would probably use the fabric to make a hexagon ‘Sew Together’ bag. Sheer luxury in Liberty fabric.

  55. I’d make a bag or two, incorporating the hexies within the design. They’d make fantastic presents for friends.

  56. Thanks for lovely prizes, I would start my very first hexi paper piercing blanket for my daughters teddy. Need to start small so I can finish it and then back it with a large crochet square. Fun and colour all together. : )

  57. Three thousand sales, that’s amazing! Congratulations, Ali πŸ™‚

    If I were lucky enough to win this giveaway I’d send it to a friend who is a wiz with the sewing machine, I am absolutely sure she would be over the moon and just bursting with ideas! x

  58. Ooh I would continue with my two row hexy Rossettes . I have 12 done now and I eoukd hoard all the little bits to piece into pouches and the even tinier bits to make cards

We always love reading your comments... go ahead, say hello!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s