It IS all about the cotton

Yesterday was my cotton anniversary — two years of this blog.

Since the traditional gift of the second anniversary IS cotton, of course, there is a little cotton giveaway. I’ll be sending off eight fat quarters of cheery, festive Monaco and Pretty Please fabrics. I still can’t get enough of these fun fabrics I’ve been using in the Birdcage quilt and in the Lover’s Knot/Rose Dream blocks! The winner can even specify whether she/he prefers pink/orange, blue/green or a mix in the stack.


I’ll be giving one entry to all commenters up to now on my last 10 posts, one entry for commenting on this post and one entry if you post a link to this giveaway on your blog (email me a link to your post at alobsiger(at) You’ll have until Friday, April 17 at 11:59 pm EST to enter. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, April 18.

Thanks for all the camaraderie and kind comments over the past two years! Here’s to more cotton in the future!


  1. Sherri said

    Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary! And the fabrics are absolutely gorgeous! Here’s to much more blogging about cotton!!!

  2. V said

    Yippeee! fab fabrics! Cheers! count me in!

  3. Nichole said

    i love those monaco fabrics!

  4. sheddy said

    Love your blog and love those fabrics. Count me in.

  5. MichelleB said

    What a wonderful give away! Although, not fair, since I was on vacation last week and you had about 50 posts while I was gone. LOL I suppose the vacation was worth it.

  6. Anita said

    Happy anniversary and I love your blog. I’m looking forward to seeing your future, inspiring projects!

  7. Cathy said

    What beautiful fabric. I would love to win this. Congrats on 2 years.

  8. mariajhmom said

    Congratulations!!! Your quilts are such an inspiration! Always lots of variety in color and style!

  9. Robyn Kirk. New Zealand said

    Thank you for reminding us about using old blocks in a modern way.( Lovers Knot). I have been able to purchase the templates from Kathy at Material Obsession so now may I be in the anniversary draw please?
    New Zealand

  10. Ariane said

    I love the fabric. Please sign me up for the giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Belva said

    Congrats on 2 years! I love popping over to your blog. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the cheery fabrics too. Count me in.

  12. Stephanie said

    Yum! A mixed stack please. :o) Happy Cotton Anniversary.

  13. Amy said

    These are lovely! And it’s so nice of you to do a giveaway!

  14. Trisha said

    Happy Anniversary! I love your blog and all the creating that goes on here!

  15. Sally said

    Congratulations! You rack ’em up so fast I can hardly keep up – I LOVED the Lovers Knot. Way out of my league, but you give me lots of inspiraitons – thanks so much!

  16. Nancy said

    I’d be tickled PINK to win these terrific fabrics!

  17. Chen said

    Happy anniversary!

  18. Nancy said

    Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for letting us all join in the fun.

  19. Mimi said

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. How appropriate that the 2 year anniversary is cotton! We should all be sending you chubby 8ths!

  20. Brenda said

    Lovely fabrics. Happy cotton anniversary. Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

  21. Rachael said

    Thanks for being so generous!

  22. Happy anniversary! I love your blog!!


  23. Britt said

    Wow that block and your color choices are terrific! And what a lovely stack of fabric. Happy blogaversary!

  24. Elaine said

    Wow, I love these cottons, bring em on!

  25. Kelly said

    Congrats on 2 years of Mrs S Quilts! I love popping by and visiting, altho I do have to say that this blogging business is costing me lots of $$$. I was managing to find plenty of “must have” fabric all by myself, but with the help of lovely, crafty bloggers such as yourself, I’m finding even more fabric that I just “have to have”, the Monaco fabric falls into this category. I’ve resisted temptation so far, mostly because no-one on etsy seems to have any. I’d love to win some from your stash.

    I’m so loving your Lover’s Knot block, I even showed my mum your blog when she came to visit for Easter. She couldn’t figure out if you’d done reverse applique or curved piecing either, so I clued her in.

    I’ll definitely link to you, altho I’m sure you won’t have any shortage of entries in your giveaway.

    Cheers to cotton and comradarie! πŸ™‚

  26. Michelle said

    Great giveaway – not sure I knew the 2nd anniversary was cotton – so I learned something new today! πŸ™‚

  27. barbara ellis said

    Thanks for sharing all your lovely quilts…and thank you for the giving me the chance to win. I enjoy checking your blog every few days and I’m amazed at the quality and number of projects you post!

  28. Gert said

    Congratulations! And thank you for organizing this lovely give-away. Could you please count me in, ’cause I absolutely love these fabbies ^_^

  29. Nanette said

    Good luck to everyone – but especially me!! πŸ˜‰

  30. Sam E. said

    Congrats! I love all those fabrics so–count me in as well!

  31. Anne Allen said

    Ahhhh, lovely! Please count me in!

  32. Mary on Lake Pulaski said

    Congrats on the second anniversary of blogging! You do such wonderful work and have such a great eye for color that I learn from reading (eying) your blog.
    The fabrics you show in your photos about your give away say it all.

  33. janet said

    Happy Cotton Anniversary! The fabrics are lovely especially made up into your lover’s knot blocks.

  34. jmbmommy said

    Happy blog day!! That is so exciting, and what good taste you have, I might say.

  35. Rhondi said

    I just found your blog today and I would love to enter your giveaway. I love all the colors!!

  36. Laurel Haeser said

    Happy Anniversary! And many more…….the fabric is delightful…how bout Picking me?!! Laurez

  37. margaret said

    Yea! Two years. I could just sink my teeth into either of those piles!

  38. fabricpile said

    Partyin’ for you here like it’s 1994! All dial-up, chocolate, key lime tarts and great new friends! Muah!

  39. krommama said

    good stuff! happy anniversary! i would like a mix of whatever you would love to send me : )

  40. Jackie said

    OOOOOO….Amy, I just love cotton! I guess I didn’t know that cotton was the 2nd anniversary. How lucky are we all??? I like the second pink/orange combo. They are hot colors. Or warm? Congrats on the 2 years I really enjoy visiting your blog, as you know. You are very creative and have a quick wit. I hope there will be 2 more years to read!

  41. floribunda said

    please count me in for the give-away — it’s lovely fabric!

  42. Brenda said

    lI Love your blog. The pictures you post of your projects are inspiring.

  43. Andi said

    pink/orange for me please.
    Happy cotton anniversary.
    Andi πŸ™‚

  44. Peggy said

    Congratulations. please can I be in the giveaway. Love the Lovers Knot and would be great to start my quilt with the mixed stack. Love your blog, Everyday I read your blog. Thank you for sharing.

  45. Beautiful fabrics…please count me in and congrats on 2 years!

  46. Wonderful! Good job on keeping up the blog 2 years! I always love seeing your projects!

  47. Di said

    Congrats on 2 years! Please count me on on the fabu fabrics – so bright and cheerful – what a lovely way to brighten up these gloomy days in Michigan.

  48. Sue Cahill said

    I wish I had found you sooner so I would have more chances. What fantastic fabric, I can’t believe you would be so generous to give some away.

    Thansks for the chance.

  49. anniem said

    alll that cotton goodness almost too much for one person to take in. I have been a lurker too long–your sense of humour/sarcasm is one that just makes me smile as soon as i see mrs schmenkman. Congrats on 2 bloggin years one of thse days i’m gonna have to try me some bloggin but until all my students papers get marked i won’t bit the big one and take on blogger–it would be the death of my ‘other’career (other than quilting that is).

  50. kathie said

    2 yrs already! have enjoyed for awhile now seeing what your working on and have made…
    boy those fabrics certainly say spring!
    Love the colors…

  51. Susannah said

    Love your blog… Love that fabric!!! You are SO inspiring!

  52. Erica said

    happy anniversary! i love these bright colors. here’s hoping they find their way to me! thanks!

  53. Jana said

    Congrats on 2 years! I wish I had been a quilter on my two-year wedding anniversary — fabric would have been the perfect gift!

  54. Sarah N. said

    Congrats on your two year anniversary!

  55. Congratulations on reaching your 2 year anniversary. Cotton is so very fitting.

  56. Priscilla said

    oh my gosh, such fun bright prints – please add my name to the draw.
    Happy 2nd bloggerversary!!

  57. erin said

    Hooray for two years! Here’s to two more (and counting!)

  58. Rachal said

    two years!! well done and thanks for the many great ideas. great fabric!

  59. Anne-Maree Bieg said

    Wow what gorgeous fabrics. Happy Anniversary.

  60. diane said

    Wow, you’ve got me hooked on Monaco. I’ve been looking for it in all the quilt stores! I’m a faithful reader of your blog, hope I have a few entries for this great giveaway! Thanks so much.

  61. pam said

    Happy Blogiversary!!
    Thanks for all the inspiration and the monkey!

  62. Julie in WA said

    This is my very first visit to your blog, but I am going to lurk here for a while as I am liking what I see and read! I’d love to win some pink/orange fabrics. Ever since I followed Pat Sloan’s OP Challenge in February, I have dreamed of doing a pink/orange project. Will you make my dream come true??!!!

  63. Janet said

    Happy blogiversary. Two years is huge. Thanks for lots of visual inspiration.
    I loved these fabrics in your posts so of course I have to be in the draw and I’ve also linked to you from my blog.

  64. Janet said

    Sorry, last post had the wrong email address.

  65. Janet said

    Thank you for all the visual stimulation on your blog and happy blogiversary! I’d love to be in the draw for some yummy fat quarters and I’ve linked to you on my blog too.

  66. Kylie said

    What a way to celebrate two years! Those fabrics are gorgeous! Off to link you to my blog and email you!

  67. susan r said

    thanks for putting us in the drw. congradulations on your 2nd anniversary. i would love to win!

  68. Lori Kay said

    I’m loving this anniversary celebration. I so enjoy your blog and visit it regularly.

  69. Jackie said

    Congratulations! Those fabrics are lush! πŸ™‚

  70. Martina said

    Congratulations! Love your blog and thanks for this give away!

  71. betsy said

    Love the wording-cotton anniversary.

  72. What beautiful fabrics! I would love to be included in the drawing.
    Thank you for your generosity – this is fun!

  73. Oh delish! Off to check out your blog. Looks very cottony!

  74. Vicki said

    Congratulations on your second anniversary! Love the fabrics and what a wonderful giveaway. Count me in.

  75. anne said

    Congratulations. The fabrics are gorgeous.

  76. Donnelly said

    What gorgeous fabrics. I would love to win any of them.
    Have a great day.

  77. Sul said

    Congrats on the milestone!
    And thanks so much for sharing =)

  78. Laila said

    Congrats on your second anniversary.:-)
    I love all you great fabrics and your blog.

  79. Jan said

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I have no fabrics from those luscious groups so count me in!

  80. Mary Flynn said

    Congrats and hopefully congrats to me too.

  81. nichi said

    Happy anniversary! and thank you!

  82. Chelley said

    Love these fabrics and your blog!

  83. Di said

    I’m so pleased to have discovered your blog (which I’ve been following for a while now). Congratulations on your 2 year blogaversary! I’d be thrilled to win any of these fabulous fabrics.

  84. Jocelyn said

    LOVE the pink!! Congrats on your blogiversary. Please add me to your giveaway.

  85. Judith said

    Pretty, pretty! Congrats on 2 years of blogging.

  86. Emma said

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I just found you through Kylie’s link, and am going to be a regular visitor from now on! Happy blogiversary!

  87. Liz A. said

    Your Lover’s Knot block is absolutely beautiful. I’ve not seen that block before. I hope they will sell the templates in the US soon.

  88. Nova437 said


  89. dianne said

    well, now … where have you been all my life? i just found your blog via quilstalot’s link … love your colors!

  90. Diana said

    Happy anniversary! Love those fabrics and your blog.

  91. Melissa said

    I love the 2nd anniversary! My second wedding anniversary turned into a shop hop.


  92. woolcat said

    Congratulations on 2 years! Those are lovely fabrics.

  93. Jean said

    Congratulations! I’m just coming up on my one year…. but it’s hard to tell cause I accidentally junked a few of my posts thinking that I was only deleting the drafts…. oh well, we learn.
    Your so sweet to have a drawing…. enter me please… and if I do win… anything you want to do is o.k. with me! And I will be posting about you give away!

  94. Mamaspark said

    Congratulations!! Please enter me in your giveaway!! I plan on linking this giveaway to my blog too.

  95. Doris said

    Congrats on your cotton anniversary…I love this fabric!


  96. Maria said

    Every anniversary should be Cotton, don’t you think?

    I’ve really enjoyed your blog since I stumbled upon it earlier this year. Keep up the good work & great projects!

  97. Endy said

    Molto carino il tuo blog. Complimenti per il anniversario!
    Endy (from Italy)

  98. Allie said

    Yum! I would love some of your beautiful fabrics!

  99. Dawn said

    Oh such fun fabrics! I’m in!

  100. barbara said

    taking my chances that this will be my lucky number!!!!

  101. Joanna said

    I am so glad I commented the other day! Lol!! Love the fabric, love your work. Congrats on 2 years:)

  102. Terry said

    Congratulations on your second anniversary! Those fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for having the giveaway! :0)

  103. Jane said

    Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary! I love Fat QTs
    count me in


  104. May Britt said

    What a great giveway. Such wonderful colours in the fabrics. I have made a quilt with lovers knot but when I see your blocks I want to make it again i bright colours like yours.

  105. Paula said

    And these are really lovely cotton fabrics! Happy anniversary and please enter me. Any of these fabrics would make me happy, thanks!

  106. Ruth B said

    Beautiful fabrics! I just discovered your blog and need to go back and browse your posts for awhile. Fingers crossed.

  107. Rochelle said

    There is nothing like cotton. And your giveaway fabric is gorgeous.

  108. Patty said

    Congrats on your 2nd anniversary. Glad I found your blog, it is fun, and I LOVE the bunny purse. I’ll be posting about your blog and giveaway!

  109. Blogless me said


    Happy cotton anniversary! I am a blogless soul myself but full of admiration for all those disciplined enough to provide inspiration and pleasure for the rest of us. Thank you!

    I love all the fabrics and shall be jumping for joy should I be the lucky winner. Does anyone out there know a way to to hypnotize a random generator into drawing out me -;)

  110. Rachel B. said

    Congrats on 2 years! Beautiful fabric!

  111. aneela said

    Congratulations on your 2 years of blogness!! I didn’t know that it was traditional to give cotton here so I’ve learned something for when I get there…..a long while to go..

  112. Barbara said

    What a great giveaway! I hope I win! Thanks…

  113. Karin said

    Wow, congratulations on two years of blogging. Your blog is always a fun place to visit and I just love a fabric giveaway, so count me in!

  114. Joyce said

    I would choose the pink/orange combo if I win! And I would make a quilt (another) for my new granddaughter!

  115. hope said

    Happy second anniversary! And its a cotton giveaway! Fabulous fabrics!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  116. Gretchen said

    Congratulations! Here’s to many more quilts and posts! Love the blue/green fabrics!

  117. Vicki said

    Congrats on two years blogging. Love your giveaway and I do hope I am a winner πŸ™‚ Gorgeous colours.

  118. Xena said

    How lovely of you to give such a wonderful giveaway.
    Congrats on the two year hit.

  119. Quinta da Quilter said

    Happy Birthday!
    Here is to another 2 years of really fun posts with amazing photographs!

  120. Edige said

    Thank you for the possibility. I prefer the yellow/pink fabrics and would sew a bag of course. Please count me in too!

    Edith from Hungary

  121. Else said

    Quiltsalott sent me off in your direction – and what lovely stuff! I shall now indulge myself for a little while, exploring your blog!

  122. Ida13 said

    Congratulation! I’d like to win.(gren/blue,if I win,please.)

  123. Detti said

    Happy 2. anniversary! I wish you many good year too!

  124. Amy said

    I’m fascinated by your curved piecing! Would LOVE to have some of that pretty fabric, too! Please put me in the drawing!

  125. Kelly said

    Congrats! I love your quilts, very inspiring.
    I would love a chance to win!

  126. Amy Sp said

    Happy Anniversary! The fabric is beautiful.

  127. I love your blog, your quilts and everything about you. I am an appreciator without a blog, a working woman who loves to quilt. I love the orange and pink fabrics. They look like the Spring tulips that are blooming right now.

  128. It’s giveaway week! I’m running one, too — I’m trying to destash but your fabrics are way different than what I’ve got. I posted the giveaway on my blog today… wille mail you to let me know. Thanks!

  129. Cool giveaway! Thanks!!

    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

  130. Jane said

    Oh my goodness, where have I been as this is my first visit to you blog, but I am adding you to my google reader and I am sorry to say you will be hearing from me from now on. Also, thank you for the chnace to win your wonderful giveaway!

  131. Barb said

    Beautiful fabric! I just found your blog and I’m hooked already. I’m adding you to my reader! Congrats on 2 years!

  132. Natalie said

    Beautiful Fabric! Count me In!

  133. Ginger said

    Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!

  134. Andrea said

    I’m a lurker….love your work! First saw you at the international stash busting giveaway and have visited you since. I will delurk! Congrats on your anniversary!

  135. Dolores Sedore said

    What a wonderful giveaway. I love fabric – you can never have too much.

  136. miriam said

    I Love the pinks and oranges and your blog. Congrats on 2 years !

  137. Suzie said

    It is a wonderful giveaway! I hope I can still participate!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  138. sandy said

    Oh my I just found you. If I’m lucky I love the 1st stack. Thanks and please throw me into the pot.

  139. Congrats on 2 years!! Winning this would definitely update my stash!!!! Good luck to all!!!

  140. Pam said

    This is such a generous giveaway! Love your site.

  141. Kaaren said

    Would love to give that fabric a new home.

  142. Rachel said

    Wow. I just looked around your blog. I love love love your colors and pattern choices.

  143. valerie said

    Oh my goodness, my first visit and found your give away! I will post this on my sidebar. I love all of the colors and I absolutely love your blog and will add it to my sidebar.

  144. what a lovely blog… adding you to my google reader

  145. Juliann said

    I always come to your blog when I need a spot of color. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

  146. Beth said

    Oh, I’ve been drooling over Monaco! Thanks for the chance!

  147. Leigh said

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

  148. Glenda Nadeau said

    Just found your blog via Loft Creations…love the fabrics. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  149. chris said

    Love the colors!

  150. Love the fabrics. Would love to win them.

  151. Nedra- Cactus Needle said

    Isn’t this blogging amazing? Count me in!

  152. Nancy said

    Love your blog. And the Lover’s Knot is gorgeous with the fabric. Congrats on your two years. Hope to win!

  153. WOW what a beautiful Lover’s Knot quilt, I love those colors. I came to your blog by way of Stephanie at Loft Creations. Congratulations on your anniversary, count me in!

  154. Abby said

    I love those fabrics and I love the inspiration and tutorials on your blog!

  155. Peggy Arpnt said

    Happy Bloggiversary! That is one gorgeous pile of fabrics!!! I would love to win some of that.

    Peggy in NJ

  156. Yvonne said

    Gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  157. jbnelly said

    I cotton on quick.! your blog is an inspiration. Well done

  158. Tara said

    I’ve just found your blog! The blogs I follow are now a full time job! Congratulations!

  159. Deb said

    I love the fabrics! Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary of blogging! (I’d pick a mix–they’re all wonderful!)

  160. Judith said

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations. The fabrics are beautiful.

  161. Tamara said

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I love the fabrics.

  162. Beth said

    Happy number 2,
    The fabrics are wonderful, they are so different then I have worked with in the past 25 years that I feel a new addiction coming on :o))

  163. Patusca said

    Happy anniversary!!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway:)

  164. Mary Beth said

    Congrats! I love your style!

  165. Sarah Vee said

    Congrats on 2 years. I have been following along for the past 6 months or so. I find your style and blog very inspiring. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I liked the first colourway you showed first – but think I love the second!

  166. Barbara said

    I luv luv luv those fabrics! Congratulations on your two years! Those fabrics can definitely be addicting!

  167. Sara said

    Happy anniversary!

  168. donna said

    I love the idea of a cotton giveaway for a cotton anniversary – if our lil blog makes it to 2 years I’ll have to remember this! Congrats on this milestone. Hope you’re as in love with sharing your work as you were on day one.

    – donna

  169. Stacie said

    Congrats on your two years anniversary!! Love your work and reading your blog!

  170. Linda said

    Congratulations! I love your choice of colors in your quilts! Thanks for sharing…

  171. Melanie said

    Thank you for the chance to win. Happy blogversary to you!!

  172. Irma said

    Congratulations on your anniversary. Count me in for the giveaway. Have a great day!

  173. Becky said

    Congrats on your two year anniversary! Those fabrics are amazing! Please enter me into your giveaway.

    Thank you!

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

  174. Karen Sikes said

    Congratulation on your blog anniversary. Thanks for sharing with us and please count me in on your giveaway…

  175. Cardygirl said

    Love the fabrics, love visiting your site- congratulations on your blog anniversary.

  176. Lorraine said

    I love your blog , congrats on your 2 yr anniversary !!
    I am a newish blog person , still feeling my way really & blogs like yours are so inspiring .

  177. Definitely haven’t been reading you the whole time — just found you a month or so ago! But I am definitely enjoying your blog. Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway — very generous!

  178. Barbara Mars said

    Congratulations on your anniversary! And very generous to give away such gorgeous fabrics! They’re wonderful!!!
    Barbara in TN

  179. jennifer said

    my sister is a talented quilter and i’ve turned her on to your site. congrats on two years!

  180. I loooooooooove cotton!

  181. DianeM said

    OMGosh…I just made it under the wire…it’s 9:30pm EST…ok, so I had alittle time to spare lol. I am catching up on all my blog reading since the Easter Holiday & rounds of stomach virus hitting everyone here but me (thank goodness!) Wow, congrats on your anniversary, how perfect that cotton is the gift! Please enter me in your generous give-away.
    Smiles, DianeM πŸ™‚

  182. Jennifer Lewis said

    Love the fabric–any color!! Did I make the deadline??

  183. gari said

    They are beautiful fabrics and I would love them. I am new to your blog but will be bookmarking it after I send this. Thanks,

  184. just me originals said

    Love your blog…so glad I found it. I’m fairly new to quilting and am so excited to share with others this passion.

  185. anna r said

    Just discovered your blog-congrats and many more.

  186. Debbie said

    Hey, Love the fabrics and I’d love to go into the draw. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  187. Congratulations on celebrating the writing of your blog. It is amazing how quickly the posts add up isn’t it! Thanks for hosting a lovely giveaway. W
    Wishing you all the best- may you long continue to enjoy time quilting and blogging.

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