Sunday, December 26, 2010

Modern Quilting Christmas

Look what Santa gave me...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Giveaway Day Results

I cannot even begin to thank everyone who visited my blog this past week in honor of Sew, Mama, Sew!'s Giveaway Day.  This was my first year participating and it certainly was alot of fun.  You can guarantee that I'll be doing it again next year.  I really enjoyed reading all of the comments, and I want to give a big shout out to all of my new blog followers...Hi, Hello! {{{waving}}}

Now, you probably want to know who the 3 winners are, am I right??
Just to refresh you memory, here is what I was giving away this week...

 5 FQs in the pumpkin/rust family

 1/2 yd of Alexander Henry "Heart to Heart" fabric

1/2yd of Alexander Henry "Governor of the Golden Fields"

Now, onto what everyone is waiting for...can I get a drumroll, please

The winner of the 5 FQs is:
Cherie in St Louis said...
Oh, it's been so fun to visit all these blogs :) I like them in the order you've shown them :)
12/13/10 4:02 PM

The winner of the 1/2yd of "Heart to Heart" fabric is:
Jorie said...
My order would be 1, 2 and then 3, but they are all wonderful! My flickr name is cullensmommie
12/15/10 12:27 PM

The winner of the 1/2yd of "Governor of the Golden Fields" is:
Woosterwoo said...
Ooh what a great blog - I love that this giveaway event has helped me find so many more inspirational blogs! 2, 3, 1 is my prize preference!
12/15/10 2:54 PM

I have send each of you an email, so please make sure that you get back with me asap so I can package up your winnings and get them out to you, hopefully by Monday 12/20.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in my little giveaway.  Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Giveaway Day

12/17/2010: The giveaway has now ended...please tune in tomorrow for the results and keep a lookout in your inbox to see if you are one of the winners.

In celebration of Giveaway Day, I'm contributing the following 3 opportunities...
Yes, you heard right...there will be 3 winners.

I want to thank Sew, Mama, Sew! for hosting Giveaway Day and I encourage you to visit all of the other blogs and shops for a chance to win some pretty cool stuff.

You probably want to see some fabric right??  I know, I know...

 This is #1
It's 5 FQs in a pumpkin/rust family.

This is #2.
It's a 1/2 yd of a 2006 Alexander Henry Fabric called "Heart to Heart".
Yes, that's a super long selvedge.

This is #3
It's a 1/2yd of a 1999 Alexander Henry print called "Governor of the Golden Fields"

Here's the fine print:
-One comment allowed per person.  Pls also rank your choices of the items above and put that in the comment too.  Finally, make sure that your profile includes an email address, or your blog includes a way of contacting you, or you include a Flickr Name...otherwise I have no way of contacting you.

Edited 12/13/2010-12:54pm  When the giveaway ends and I click on the winner's name to find a way to contact you and you give me no info, email, blog address, Flickr Name, etc..I will select another winner.
Also, remember that while this is the chance to win free stuff, it's also about
visiting some great new blogs and meeting people.

-The giveaway will end Friday 12/17/2010 at 10pm (Central US Time).

-The 3 winners will be selected randomly and announced
here on Saturday 12/18/2010.  Pls also make sure you check your email and FlickrMail.

-International friends can play too, just know that if you win your item will be sent
without tracking as it's too costly.

-Items will be mailed 12/20/2010.

-Please note that I have comment moderation on, so your comments won't
appear automatically; but slowly thoughout the day.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Modern Swappers -Done

I was snowed in today, not that I had any place to go to begin with; but it gave me a reason to finish up my Modern Swappers gift.  I had shown you some sneak peeks here and here.

Well, I finally finished hand-sewing the binding and wanted to take some shots before I forgot and wrapped everything up to mail away.

It's probably the largest quilt that I have made, measuring about 28x36 inches.  I'm sad to see it go; but it gave me the opportunity to learn about HST (Half-Square Triangles) and I'm thankful for that.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Giveaway Day -December 13th

Sew, Mama, Sew! is hosting Giveaway Day again this year.  It gives the blog readers and shoppers across the country an opportunity to win some pretty cool crafty/quilty stuff.  All you have to do is visit Sew, Mama, Sew! on Monday morning and they'll hook you up with a list of all participanting blogs and shops.

You then spend that week checking out the blogs and shops, leaving comments, answering questions or whatever the entry "fee" is in the giveaway.

I of course had to get in on the fun, so look for my Giveaway post Monday morning. 
If you'd like to learn more, pls visit Sew, Mama, Sew!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pillow Finished

You may remember in an earlier post I mentioned that I was participating in the PTS4 Pillow Swap and how I had received the following pillow.

Well, I am here to tell you that I have finished my pillow for my super secret swap partner.  Wanna See...

I think it turned out REALLY nice.  The block was adapted from one that I found in a book called 120 Patterns for Traditional Patchwork Quilts.  The book is dated 1984.  The original block was named "Loop The Loop" and was based entirely off of a 2" square (except for the 2 HST) that made up the "turns". 

I didn't want to fight trying to match all those seams, so I adapted the block so I could instead use the following pieces
  • 2" x 5" rectangle
  • 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle
  • 2" x 2" square
  • 3" x 3" square (this measurement results in some waste for the HST)
This made for less seams and corners to try and match.  Here are some of the "in progress" photos that I took along the way.

And once again, here is the finished pillow...