Sunday, November 01, 2009

This is So Exciting!!

As everyone who knows me knows -- I'm a HUGE fan of Minick & Simpson fabrics, patterns ... everything! I always carefully scour the market pictures to see what new designs they have coming our way! Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop can attest to that because I email her things like, "I want to make that quilt in the Minick & Simpson booth! Order that one, please please!!"

Recently a Moda Designer Half Square Triangle Challenge was held at Fall Market. The designers traded half square triangles, and their challenge was to make a quilt from those HSTs. There were some very pretty quilts made by those talented folks!

Laurie Simpson made this quilt. Yes, THE Laurie Simpson!



When I saw on the Minick & Simpson blog that this quilt was going to be auctioned on eBay, OMG, you can bet I was all over that one! I had been bidding and watching and bidding and watching. I even had it set up to get bid notifications on my Blackberry. The last day of the auction, I ran a bunch of errands and had just walked in Target when my phone beeped. OMG, someone had outbid me, and there were only a few minutes left! I ran out of Target and hightailed it home. Good thing it's very nearby. I got to my computer with only a few minutes to spare, made another bid, and sat chewing on my fake nails. I won the quilt!!! I can't even tell you how excited I was!

Afterwards, Laurie emailed me and asked if I wanted a label! You betcha!!



It's official! I have a LAURIE SIMPSON quilt in my collection!!

I also won a couple of other things from them, and I already have my bedroom planned for Christmas 2010!

Just need to get a sleeve on the quilt, and it's going to be hung in the breakfast room. I'll do that next weekend!

Thank you, Laurie! It was fun! :) :) :)

27 comments:

Carol said...

That is so very, very exciting! It's a wonderful quilt. I'm just thrilled for you!!!

Vicki W said...

That IS exciting! Congratulations!

SallyW said...

Vicky! That is so awesome!! I'm blessed that you're blessed because if anyone deserves a big 'ol giant size blessing, it's YOU. And you got a doozy!

((((HUG)))) Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Lucky duck!!!!

pdudgeon said...

Oh my! that is a very special quilt indeed! I am so glad for you that you won.i hope that they will publish a pattern for the quilt.I would certainly buy a pattern.

Again, my heartfelt congratulations to you on such a spectacular win.

KathySWFL said...

How cool is that! Congratulations!

Cara said...

Very cool! Congrats!

Lisa D. said...

What a score! I thought that quilt was really beautiful! Congratulations on your win!

jaybird said...

congrats!!! i'm sure laurie is happy to know it has a lovely new home!

Julia said...

Congratulations!!! I don't think that it could have gone to a better home! I am so excited for you! :~)

TerryG said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!

Judy Laquidara said...

How exciting is that! It's beautiful and I know you'll cherish it forever!! (Just like one I didn't win on ebay but now have in my collection!)

vickibellino said...

I can hear the excitement in your voice by reading your post! Congrats! (I also love Minick & Simpson fabric!!)

Sharon said...

This quilt is now in good hands! congrats on your purchase, I looked and knew someone really wanted it, there were quite a few bids on this! Way to go!

Infinity Quilter said...

How exciting! Christmas came early for you! Congrats and enjoy.

AnnieO said...

Perserverance won--how nice to hear a story where it actually turned out that way! It's a beautiful quilt with a great story and signature.

Julie in the Barn said...

How exciting! Congrats on being the highest bidder. It's a beautiful quilt and I can tell that it has found a loving home.

Wendy said...

OMG that's a funny story to go with a gorgeous quilt.

Miss Jean said...

Wow! I am so excited for you. Post pictures after you get it hung up!!! Way to go! Woo Hoo!!!

Mimi said...

Oh!! You are so lucky!!!! Congrats!!!

Allyson in Alaska said...

That is a gorgeous quilt. I am happy you won it in the last few minutes are so thrilled about your win. I'd call that a good day!

suz said...

Wow, that is so cool - good for you! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

There is no way you can pay for all the fabric you get. I figure you are just a PR for Fatquarter shop. Also I never see the amount of completed projects. You must be an attention seeking Nutcase.

Vivian said...

Awesome! I am a new M & S fan as I have their Brrr Park quilt awaiting quilting.

Isn't it great when you win an Ebay auction in the clutch!

Vickie E said...

I'll tell you what Vicki...Laurie and Polly are awesome! I was fortunate enough to meet them at market. We sat and talked for a good 45 minutes about fabric, design and how they got started with Moda. They are fine ladies for sure. I also met those fine Fat Quarter Shop ladies...only I will be affiliated with them LOL...so my intentions won't be 'that' honorable on my blog..I will be self promoting LOL...and promoting them!!

Darlene said...

The comment from 'anonymous' is sick and sad - I simply don't understand that type of interaction. Sigh - 'nuf said!

What a delightful score - I wanted to bid on that quilt so badly but decided against it. I'm so glad a favorite friend has it. Lucky duck!!!!

natderueil said...

wow! congrats! that's a great quilt! I'm so fan of their fabrics too!