Sunday, September 30, 2012

A finish and a giveaway!

Just FYI if you hang around until the end of this post you won't be dissapointed, I PROMISE!
Edited to add: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!


I finally took pictures! And got them uploaded!!! I'm not so great at the editing part, so I really don't do much editing, maybe chaning the size of the pic. So any editing tips y'all want to throw my way would be greatly appreciated!!! :)
My first paper pieced mini is FINISHED! WAHOO!!!!! And I did another first on it by doing some FMQ! It's not great, but it's not horrible either!
I had a little helper when I was taking pics! She loves helping!

Here is the back! I watched "Creative Quilt Backs" by Elizabeth Hartman on Craftsy! It's a free class so if you have any interest in it WHAT SO EVER you should definately go check it out here, you have nothing to lose! And she is an AMAZING teacher!

Here is an up close of the front, you can kind of see the quilting. I did an all over loopy design and a little bit of stippling.
And here is an up close of the back. I'm really happy with the way this turned out.
I've started working on a comissioned quilt. Which I included on my 100 day challenge list.
I love me some Tula Pink!!! I am inlove with her Nightshade line too, so when my friend asked me to make her a quilt out of it, I jumped at the chance to play with this fabric!
I've also started working a little bit on the quilt for my bed, no pics of it yet. I'm not really sure what I'm doing yet, I have a general idea, but that's it!!! Hopefully it'll come together pretty quickly though!

Edited to add: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
Now onto the GOOD stuff!!!Remember how I told you that you wouldn't be dissapointed if you stayed around until the end? Well you are about to figure out why!!!
Have you guys heard of the Amazing shop "Sew Me A Song" on Etsy? It is owned by Becca, who was previously co-owner of the shop Sew Fresh Fabrics. Due to life and a few other things, Becca had to open her own shop. She is AMAZING! I love love love her store and am JUMPING WITH JOY to have her sponsoring my lil ol blog! I went to her with a plea for help, I'm trying to grow my blog, and I know in order to do that you need some sort of sponsors! She gladly accepted my plea!
She is offering one of you, my follower, a lovely bundle of fabric! She comes up with the cutest names for her bundles and this one is called "The Daily News"
One of you will recieve these 4 Fat Quarters! BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL texty goodness!
I must mention that Becca specializes in text fabrics and imports as well! You guys can go check out her shop here. I promise you, you will LOVE it!!!
So anywho, I guess I need to get to the giveaway RULES!
*To enter you HAVE TO BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG!* No exceptions on that one!
So as long as you are a follower all you need to do is tell me, What are you trying to finish up sewing before the end of the year?
That's it, that's all you have to do! If you don't answer the question you will not be entered into the giveaway!
*Edited to add: This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! Miss Becca said International entries are more than welcome!!!!*
I will leave this giveaway open until Saturday October 6th at midnight (EST) and will post the winner here as well as send the winner an email. If I don't hear back from the winner within 48 hours, I will draw a new name! Please PLEASE PLEASE make sure you leave your email address or that I can get to it through your profile! If I can't get ahold of you, YOU CAN'T WIN!
Only one entry per person please!
GOOD LUCK!!!
~Hope y'all are having a great day!~


72 comments:

Cindy Sews said...

I love that script fabric. I checked out Becca's etsy site and, I really like the different text fabrics. I have never seen this before.
I am trying to finish a crazy patch quilt wall hanging before the end of the year!

B Greene said...

Great giveaway!! Love that bundle so much!

I am trying to finish three quilts (one top done, one at 75% and one 80%). I would really be happy to get two completely done. I also have grand plans to make lots of small Christmas gifts, but I have no concrete plans on that :-0

Judy1522 said...

She has some great text fabric and I like the bundles she has put together. I have two quilt tops and one in progress that I am trying to finish and quilt to give as Christmas gifts.

yorkie mom said...

Cute fabric. Would love to work with it! I'm trying to finish a quilt for my daughter to put in her hope chest. Thanks for a chance.

Ella said...

I'm a follower! My list, it is long...on the short list to do are 2 pouches, 2 skirts, 2 quilts (and then some...)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Boo hoo - I'm a follower and I would love to win this bundle. Can she not do a gift cert so an International peep could win and pay our own postage?

Sallie said...

I'm a follower and I'm trying to finish up 3 charity baby quilts and a table runner. Thanks for the giveaway - love the fabric!

Laura said...

I am a follower! I am always thinking I can get more done by Christmas than is possible: 12 placemats, 1 lapquilt, a few dresses, a baby quilt, a stocking, um... and a few more things. I know I can't do it but I like to dream!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog. Let's see, by the end of the year I'm trying to finish up a lot of things, most of them not started yet. I definitely need to do 2 or 3 more lap quilts for Christmas gifts. And probably a table runner or several. Plus my son just bought a house and I am going to help him do some decorating so I know there will be window treatments to make and likely a bed quilt or two. I guess I'd better get busy!

lynaeve said...

thank you for the chance! I'm actually working on a bunch of different things that I want to finish, but the biggest one is a quilt for my husband.

Mary said...

I am a follower. I am trying to finish up Sarah's Star, a couple of baby quilts, my Tetris Quilt, a quilt for my husband's niece for Christmas and a Christmas table topper. Nothing much!

Thanks for the chance to win and please come enter my giveaway.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.thanks for a chance to win some texty fabric. I am trying to get some pillow covers made for Christmas.

JustPam said...

cute fabric. I am a follower. I just started two quilts for Christmas presents I want to have finished, a tote bag for my grandson and two new bags for my daughter and me. I also want to make some mug rugs for gifts, and if I could possibly, I would like to finish one of my ufos. Since I work full time and babysit part time this may be too ambitious for me. I will try though!

Josie McRazie said...

I follow and right now hats you for having Nightshade az I still do not have my hands on any! :o) but ya know I still love ya!

piece peace said...

I have way too much to finish. A quilt for my mom, two for my daughters and one for my husband. I had hoped to make a bunch of handmade gifts, too.

Jamie Lee said...

I like that Nightshade quilt. I have some of that line. What is the pattern you are using? I'm not sure what to do because those cameos are so big.

If I just finish up my two bee quilts I'll be happy!

Ali said...

I hadn't even seen two of those prints before, how cute! Sigh, I avoided writing a list for the 100 day hustle cause...thats a long list.
Must get dones inclued hand quilting a throw for my MIL for Christmas, and making a kindle cover for her once the Nancy Drew fabric is released in Nov.
Working on a laundry hamper for a friend, the sticking point has been making the wood frame for it.
Quilting/binding my Totally Groovy QAL quilt. These are the things I NEED to finish up soon!

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow and I'm really trying to sew together some of these yo yo's. I just kept on making them until they almost took over. Thanks

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I am trying to finish 1 twin-size quilt, a table topper and an advent calendar by the end of the year. And by finish, I mean the actual quilting--they're sandwiched just waiting for time with me and the machine :) There are a few other small projects to mix in, but those are the biggies.

Danielle Hudson said...

I HOPE to complete 5 quilts for Christmas. I have 3 in the works. I keep getting distracted with challenges! No more! I'm on a mission!! Thanks for the giveaway! Since Google+ keeps making me a noreply blogger despite me changing it, heres my email danih03@wowway.com

Rebeckah Austin said...

Wow how cool it that! I just added her shop to my list. I have a ton of christmas projects to get started. One of them is a quilt. I also have lots of zipper pouches to do too. Thanks for the chance.

MugglePuggle said...

I am loving script fabric at the moment! It's so different than anything that I have ever worked with :) I am working on a few baby quilts at the moment, and I've also got a couple of table runners that I need to finish (and start) before Christmas! I know I can do it :)

The Slow Quilter said...

I am a follower of yours. I am trying to get my funds togeather to get a couple of finish quilts quilted, and get somethings binded. Also catching up on my BOM items.

Lynne Tilley said...

Love the pics of your quilt! I am going to finish a quilt for one of my sons before the end of the year, going to do it in all blacks and whites.
Tilleybl@ aol.com

hennies.pennies said...

I'm working on a baby quilt for a new grandbaby who is due to arrive around Jan 12th. It's been 12 years since there was a baby in the family! I'm way past excited!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

Barb N said...

I have three wall hangings of a special vacation spot of our family on the Oregon Coast. I'm making one for my daughter and my two nieces for Christmas. Love those print fabrics - awesome! I've been a follower :)

JLVerde said...

That's a great fun bundle.

I'm trying to get a lot of projects done by the end of MONTH, let alone the year. But the big one (literally) is the 6 foot long plush squid. I'm about half way done and it's time to finish!

ELNM said...

I'm a follower (love the "Love" quilt!). Becca's shop is fantastic! I am working on a Christmas pillow (so it needs to get done pretty soon!). It has piecing (almost done), some embroidery (haven't done in many years) and hand quilting (have never done). Great learning experience. Thanks for the giveaway!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Sowing Stitches said...

I am a follower via email!
What are you trying to finish up sewing before the end of the year?
I am trying to use up all of my fabric stash! But that aside, I am trying to complete to quilt tops a Red, White and Blue quilt, a version of I Spy quilt. When those tops are completed then the Quilting MUST begin....I have 25+ quilt tops that MUST be Quilted!!!!

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Maria Kievit said...

Am trying to clean off my sewing desk with all kinds of little alterations left from quite a while back. Once that's done, it will be on to new projects. That is some interesting fabric you have for your giveaway! Thanks

Karen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been a follower for a little while now and really like seeing what you come up with. Before the end of the year I hope to finish a WiP I started in high school that has obviously been sitting around way too long. :) Here's hoping!

Courtneysews said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great texty bundle! I'm trying to finish up some pouches and mini-purses for a crafty sale in December.

Margaret said...

I love the text prints. It is my birthday this week so it would be awesome if you would pick me to win. That would be a great birthday gift. I am trying to finish a couple of things for a quilt show in November. Thanks for the chance to win some quietly goodness. I have been a follower for a little while now and really enjoy your blog.

MaryBeth said...

Thanks for the chance to win this fabric. Right now I'm working on a queen sized quilt for my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas. It will be my largest quilt yet.

SIMPLESEW said...

What are you trying to finish up sewing before the end of the year? I have 5 quilts to complete by xmas, plus all the crafty things I love for the holidays. join my blog and leave a comment and I will give you some great photo tips. I love your finished piece..

Barbara said...

I would like to complete the Promises & Borders QAL for my friend in California.

cherylj said...

I am a follower. I am trying to finish up (I mean start) all of the handmade xmas presents I have on my list for people.

Charlene S said...

I also have three quilts I want to finish before the end of the year. First, is a commissioned quilt called Saint Stars. Second, a Halloween spiderweb quilt for my granddaughter. Third, a quilt called Soccer Beauty. I just need to quilt all three!

Judy B said...

Yes I follow ! I love the fabric for the giveaway. I have 3 small wall quilts to get finished before next month, they are for Thanksgiving. Christmas is all caught up as I started that in January! Thanks for the great giveaway.

giddy99 said...

I have to finish two baby quilts, another Christmas tree skirt and two Christmas stockings before Christmas (the baby quilts are due in November)! eep...

Chiska said...

I need to finish (and start if I'm being honest) a quilt for my little boy--all about knights and bucket hat. I'm also having a baby sometime in the next couple of weeks so its going to be tricky!

BizyStitches said...

I'm a happy new follower, and your blog is growing. Congrats. I'm lucky number 201. Thanks for the chance to win. I have several projects started, but there are a couple Christmas wall quilts I would like to get finished, also working on 2 lap quilts for twin boys.

Lisa C said...

I am a happy follower! I have used the Moda Bake Shop tutorial for a Christmas tree quilt using half square triangles. Now I'm making ornaments with each grandson's name for the back. The quilt will go to my dad -- before the holiday season I hope!

Patty said...

I am so glad I am a follower! This is the most wonderful giveaway. I need to finish up a dresdin plate throw for my mom. I only started it 5 years ago.

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

Nightshades is to die for!!! You're going to have so much fun making that, but you will be sad when you have to give it up! ... I would like to finish a couple of Xmas quilts this year... hopefully by Turkey Day :)

Beth said...

Oh, I adore text fabric. I am gathering them as I try to figure out what to do with them, and actually have my eye on the crossword puzzle fabric since my mom loved crosswords.

By the end of the year I hope to finish my Civil War Legacy mini quilt. If I can get the kittens to leave the sewing table alone, I'll be on my way.

I'm a follower, and a fan by the way. :)

barbara woods said...

love that fabric. finishing the pink quilt and making a blue boy quilt are on my todo list thanks

Beth said...

Great giveaway! I love that shop too. I'm a follower. I'm trying to finish a quilt for my middle daughter before the end of the year.

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win.
I don't really have anything I need to finish before the end of the year. I sew tote bags, walker/wheelchair bags, pillows, and other items for a charity group, World of Charity Stitching. I've already made many items to donate this year and am working on some new totes this week.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

lauraluvsloons said...

I enjoy your blog very much. I want to finish a quilt for my middle daughter for Christmas.

legato1958 said...

I am a follower (and did before by emails.)
I want to finish up embellishing black aprons , and make kitchen towels for my friend.

susie
legato1958@aol.com

Laura said...

I'm trying to finish up a quilt for my brother and some placemats for my parents!

Debra Lee said...

I would love to finish a quilt for my sister for Christmas!

Rhonda D. said...

I just love those text prints!
I am trying to finish an applique
quilt for my husband--in the center
is the logo for the St. Louis
Cardinals "Birds on the Bat", with
blocks all around. The names
of the players are embroidered on
the blocks. I drew the pattern from
his jersey. Hopefully I will get
it done. Thanks for the chance to
win!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennie P. said...

I am a follower! I'm going to try to finish (umm, and START) 2 quilts for family members. Thanks for the chance. I love text fabrics.

Gwen said...

I am a follower! :-) I have several projects that I want to complete before the end of the year-- top of the list is my "Let Sleeping Cats Lie" quilt! I've got all the cats finished-- just need to join the blocks, add the mice and then get it quilted! :-) Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Mom C said...

I follow. I've had to take a break from quilting, I am in the midst of a campaign. I can't wait to finish Nov. 6th! By then I may not be able to finish anything before Christmas. I always have PJs, and blankets and lots of tops to base and quilt. Thanks.

becky said...

Love the fabric have a project in mind if I'm lucky.Right now I am just trying to finish a birthday project for my best friend who's birthday is just a few days away.Thank-you so much for the awesome give away chance.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

Jacklynn said...

I am a new follower! I have too many things cut out, waiting for attention: a shower curtain in blue Kaffe Fassett prints, two Christmas stockings and a Christmas bed runner using Blitzen by Moda, and a Halloween wall hanging. Did I also add that I want to start paper piecing hexagons??

Skooks said...

Oh my . . . so much to finish. I have a Christmas quilt that just needs to be quilted, a stocking to make for my newest little babe, and some handmade goodies to make for my nieces and nephews for birthdays coming up . . . now I just need THE TIME!

Joyce Lewis said...

I just finished quilting a lap blanket, now I need to do the binding and it will be completed. Then onto the 2 quilts that I need to make for weddings by the end of the year.

Kim said...

Love, love, love your LOVE quilt! Great colors. I am hoping to finish up a baby quilt for the Nicu and another baby quilt for my sister--she is due in February! Since I have never finished quilts before-this could take some time for me! LOL

Carmen Nuland said...

I need to finish some curtains for my daughters room.

Jamie B said...

I follow you on my RSS reader, and I've got a Secret Santa and a baby shower gift to make!

Marcia W. said...

I follow craftnurseblog. I'm working on a new-to-me quilt style that I call "civil war-ish." The inspiration pattern comes from an older Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine.

Jenny Larking said...

Great fabrics which I would love to win. I am a follower, love your blog. I am working on a quilt for my son and his wife using hst's. I also have 2 toy dogs to make for my grandbabies for Christmas and a cot quilt for another new babe. I am new to quilting and I am hooked!

Pamela Nees said...

I've decided that I'm going to finish several projects b/f the end of the year...a lap quilt and knitted afghan probably the largest things, but I've also committed to making 4 stockings for my son and his wife & 2 kiddos...so I need to get crackin'! Thanks for offering this giveaway~ great fabric!

KarenD. said...

I flollow your blog. I'd like to finish my memorial quilt from my fathers beautiful collon oxford shirts and my mom's cotton bermuda shorts.

Pam Quiltaholic Biswas said...

I have a lot to finish before year end, but this weekend I have to finish a swap for our guild's October swap. It is a quilt (mini) in the colors of our guild logo. I also have to finish a quilt guild banner quilt. Thanks for the give away.
I'm Pam Quiltaholic Biswas
pam_biswas@yahoo.com

KarenD. said...

Another thing I want to finish is deciding on whether to stay with my Janome 7700 or upgrade to the 8900. Why do I get hung up on these questions? I love your blog!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love text prints and love to mix them with other prints! My email address is jenjeb@juno.com

Karen Propes said...

I follow your blog! We have been between my MIL's home and ours, so I have smaller projects I'm working on like Table runner Wall Hangings. I have a large Wall hanging I want badly to finish, it's big and I want to finish for our Anniversary in October along with a Abc book I found on ModaBakeShop. I also have 2 other quilts, 1 is finish and the other just a little more to work on. I hate unfinished projects, but it's hard right now. Thanks for giveaway.
ncjeepster@aol.com