Thanks for such a great response to "what's next?" on the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway post! Here's a handful of your ideas:
*Table runner - lots of votes, probably the most over all! I like it, but so far I've got nothing. Actually, I've never, ever made a table runner for my house, and I do have several naked side tables. Is there such a thing as table runner block?
*Bunting - always fun! I made a fall bunting last year. Maybe a Christmas bunting? Or, since some cute Halloween prints just arrived at my doorstep...
*Christmas tree skirt and stockings - hey, y'all I already rocked that last year! I so look forward to hanging these Christmas stockings again. They match the colors of the fabric wall panels in our living room. So, they're "Christmas" but not in traditional colors.
And here's my Spiderweb Christmas Tree Skirt! Check out the tutorial: Part A and Part B.
*Christmas quilt - so, it wasn't until like the 4th person said this that I actually thought "Christmas quilt? Hey, that could be pretty fun!" And, I love the idea of doing a little quilt along with it, since many of you have a Christmas quilt on your list. I'd like to do it in true Christmas colors, but that would totally clash with our living room decor and especially with the new curtains. Hmm....
*Pillows - another goodie and lots of votes too. This is another project already trying to emerge. I'm thinking black/white, but a vision has not arrived. As soon as I "see" it, I'll make one. Promise! In fact, I just got these cuts of Miscellany from Fresh Modern Fabric. Nethercote, the line drawing on left, is destined to become something for my home real. real. soon.
*Something for me - what? Huh? I don't know what you're talking about. Isn't all fabric "for me"? Hmm.. what do I want? I have no stinkin clue. I think I want to go to The Sewing Summit most of all! And that's just a few weeks away, so I'm feeling pretty satisfied. Still I added "patchwork skirt" and "pleated necklace" to my list, just to remind myself that there are projects I want to make for little ol' me.
*A quilt for Brandon - oh, honey, you don't know my husband. Can't you just see me running towards Brandon with quilt in hands, eyes wide and crazy-like and him running away screaming "nooo, please, nooooooo" hands high in the air. Wait, maybe I should make him one just for the reaction?
*And then a few really sweet souls said I should make a cup of tea or a hot fudge sundae. Now, we're talkin!
Anyhoo, today I closed comments and set about to choose the winner. After consulting Mr. Random I realized that you might be expecting me to handpick the winning comment. Not wanting to disappoint, I went back through several I'd saved.
But how the heck can I choose a favorite comment? You know it would be a silly one (like Jenn's about making a baby). I mean, I was totally cracking up! But then I'd feel bad for not choosing one that gave me an idea for my list. Doesn't seem fair.
And THEN I couldn't choose one that gave me an idea for my list, because everything was mentioned more than once. Aaaah!
Which is all to say that Mr. Random or a jar full of buttons is totally the way to go. The winner of a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop is comment #234, who was Esch House Quilts. Congratulations. I'm totally jealous ;)