first, and briefly, before i announce the winners of the FOLK magazine giveaway, i wanted to show you what i finished this weekend.

a quilt {inspired by charm} - finished top

yep, i finished the top of a quilt {inspired by charm}!! isn’t it fantastic?! i’m in love. oh goodness. there is hope i will finish this thing. now that it’s together i need to pick a backing. any suggestions? please help me! the binding, as i mentioned is going to be a black and white stripe. but backing aside, it it not beautiful. who would have thought.

okay, one more delay before i announce the winners. to enter, i asked you what place you’d like to visit most in america. i though it would be fun to put together a little map of all you answers.

Giveaway Questions - Map

pretty cool, right? it was so interesting to read all of you answers. thank you. it seems like california and the new england /n ew york city area were the most popular. and to be honest, i was most surprised that more people wanted to visit alaska verses hawaii. not me! i want the sun and sand!

ok, now on to the winners…

Folk Subscription Winners Image

from the blog:

subscription and single copy winner is: Carrie Rosalind 

two single copy winners are: Jerusalem and Decor and the Dog 

from facebook:

subscription and single copy winner is: Carri Elledge-Wright 

two single copy winners are: Mary Eichman and Jennifer Watkins Jones

(facebook winners – if you have a blog or website, let me know and i’ll link it up) 

ladies, congratulations! all six single issue copies will be shipped by me from my little inn. i expect them to go out on friday. Carrie and Carri (so crazy that two Carri(e)’s are the big winners) you subscription will start with issue IV and ship from FOLK. i’ll ship issue III and i’ll pass your addresses to them directly. essentially you’ll be receiving a total of seven issues.

i will attempt to contact you all via email as i will need your mailing addresses. should you read this before i contact you, please just email me your mailing address to:

thanks to everyone that entered! i honestly wish i could send you all a copy. have a great evening everyone!

Inspired By Charm

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  • Brynalyn at

    Bahaha! No one wants to visit Texas! I swear we have some great places to visit – the hill country, Austin, Big Bend. I’m the farthest thing from a country girl, but I do love it here 🙂

  • Jerusalem at

    oh yay!! so fun! and I ADORE the quilt – so fun. i wish i had quilting in me…maybe someday?

  • Micki at

    I love your quilt top. Your quilting is such an inspiration for me to start using all the scraps I have stored away and make something beautiful out of them.

  • Blessed Serendipity at

    I love your quilt! It is so cheerful and happy. Great job!


  • Megan at

    Quilt is beautiful!!

  • Ali Richardson at

    Congrats to the LUCKY winners!!! WOW!! That quilt is stunning! It was sooo fun looking it over to find my scraps 🙂
    I think black with white polka dots would look awesome on the back 🙂

  • Jen at

    I am so excited that I won one of the Facebook giveaways!! I can’t wait to read this great publication you are always so excited over. =) I sent my blog link to you FB page.

    BTW, your quilt is gorgeous!!


  • Kelsey Poofy Cheeks at

    Breathtaking is all I can say! The quilt is so awesome Michael!! You did a great job – so bright and cheery.

  • Carri Wright at

    Sooooo excited about winning the contest… thank you thank you thank you….I am looking forward to reading Folk magazine in all it’s goodness. Your quilt once again is just beautiful…I love it.

  • Maureen Cracknell Handmade at

    I’m obsessed!! I love this quilt!!

  • Melissa P at

    Michael! Excellent work on the quilt. I think a solid back with a wide pieced strip (equal to four or five of your squares in width) down one side would give it a great modern feel.

  • Carrie Rosalind at

    EEEP! GO ME!!! I’m SO excited – doing a happy dance over here!! 🙂

  • Sheila Overturf at

    Your quilt is gorgeous! I’ve made a couple small hanging quilts with pictures on them but they were a real chore for me! I’m just not good@it! I love to crochet, working in a sweater right now which is something I haven’t done before, hope it turns out! I wish your Inn wasn’t so faraway. My hubby &I love to take romantic weekends, your Inn would be perfect! Maybe someday!

  • Beth at

    You’ve made a beautiful quilt!

    I think a white/ivory with small red print fabric for the back of the quilt would be a nice compliment to the trim you’re going to use. OR, you could use fabric paint to a drop cloth and paint some grain sack stripes along two sides in red OR, you can do a grain sack image from Graphics Fairy & paint a transfer in the center with some other smaller complimentary designs in the 4 corners. Of course, it probably just looks better in my head than it would in real life. ;^)

  • Kate at

    Great job on the quilt top – that’s a massive undertaking for a first time! I highly recommend using organic bamboo or cotton batting. It just washes so much more nicely than any of the man-made materials and it’s so much more pleasant to work with. You might think about how much heft you want in advance – if it’s for a bed you might want thicker batting than if it’s a throw.

  • Kate at

    Oh! And I highly recommend using basting spray rather than just pinning when you baste. Especially for something large like this, it will save your sanity.

  • Deb @ Paper Turtle at

    Congrats to the winners! So glad one is my daughter (Carrie) so I can borrow her copies when she’s done with them.

    And a big congrats to you on finishing the quilt. I love it!!! I echo what Kate said about the batting and the spray, and I’ll add that I’ve used flat sheets for backing my quilts in the past. It gives you one big piece of fabric so you don’t have to have seams running down the back. With your impeccable taste I’m sure it will be fantastic no matter what you choose!

  • Sandi at

    Congratulations on your lovely quilt! It’s been one of my goals since I was a teenager, and…I guess what I’m saying is maybe I wish I were you.

  • Jessmarie at

    Hi Michael! New reader here — fantastic blog you’ve got!

    Must say I’m disappointed to see that nobody chose to visit Minneapolis! Love it! I often feel like it’s one of the most under-appreciated city in America. But I’m biased, of course. 🙂

  • MaryAnn at

    Love your blog! Please do be careful about cats and thread/fabric. We lost a cat after a week in the hospital and $4k vet bill… he swallowed a long strip of fabric that I had trimmed from a valance project. So sad, and I felt so guilty. Now I only work in a craft room so I can shut them out of the mess.
    Congrats on finding your dreams!
    Mary Ann

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