Wednesday, August 05, 2009

200th Post Giveaway!

Well, here I am, at 200 posts. I started this blog a little over three years ago and I'm really enjoying having it as a place to show off my work and share a few tutorials for things I know how to do. I appreciate everyone who subscribes and reads and (especially) comments. Thank you all so much! I have been thinking about what to do for a giveaway and, well, will get to that in a minute. I have a few things I want to show off first:

A neighbor friend had a birthday so I made her this skirt:

And a little wristlet. It's my first try; I need to make some more and perfect my technique:

I got some fabric the other day. I love this pink Sultry floral print and will make something for my little girl to wear from it. Not sure what I will do with the charm pack yet but I love charm packs.

This little set is a belated baby gift for a friend. I don't know if she reads my blog, if so I hope she pretends to be surprised when I give it to her! I love how this turned out:

The tag blanket has some ribbon, some wide twill tape, and some bias tape for the tags. I love the colors on this and think it turned out so cute. I made a couple of similar tag blankets a while ago for my girl and my friend Heather's baby and just used one layer of quilt cotton and one layer of baby corduroy. L's seems a little flimsy so for this one I decided to sandwich a layer of flannel in the middle of the two fabric layers to give it some body.

Ok. Finally, on to the giveaway. I started piecing this together as a bit of an "enders and leaders" project while I was making L's strip quilt. I decided to make it into a mini quilt and give it away to one of my readers. Here it is all basted:

It is already halfway quilted. I am doing some ocean wave quilted lines and some just plain wavy lines. I will probably do the quilting on L's quilt very much the same. As soon as I finish it up I will mail it off to the lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is comment here. Please tell me your name, where you live, and what you are making, what you are reading, or just plain old what you are doing these days. I will close the comments and have my assistants help me draw out a name on Friday around lunch time. (I am leaving the computer off until after lunch these days.)

I hope you are having a good Wednesday!


Audrie said...

You've been busy!! The Sultry collection is gorgeous, and your mini quilt is very pretty indeed :)

MommaMari said...

that green and lime fabric is beautiful! I love the mini quilt. I'm sewing bits here and there but mostly cooking and blegh mending.

jannza said...

Great work! I've been working on my first ever quilt-a-long:

And next I have a quilt top my dd9 and I just finished which is in need of binding:

Summer is a perfect time for me to get caught up before the rush of school activities begins again. : )

Dena said...

This will make a great mini-quilt. I, myself, have been busy preparing my musical angels quilt for quilting. So far I've got it laid out and I'm in the process of pinning it for quilting. I've posted pictures of it on my blog if you're interested: http://threadstofabric.blogspot.comI live in Washington state and I'm always reading a couple of books at once. LOL

Christephi said...

That skirt is darling! Congrats on reaching your 200th post! I *just* launched my own blog (this morning!) and I can't wait to see it grow over the years.

Today I've been trying to get a shirt cut out for my daughter, but so far have only gotten around to putting pumpkin orange bread in the oven and soup for supper on the stovetop. I didn't even get the dishes done yet. *sigh*

~ Christephi in Missouri

Sedna-is-my-own-last-name said...

I'm from Northern California where the weather has been unusually, yet perfectly cool. So, I've been doing some sewing. I just made a blanket doll for my six month old (and posted the tutorial on my blog:

Thanks for all the sewing inspiration!

Renee•Candy Stick Lane said...

Love the fabric!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the wrist-let! Awesome! Im sewing on dresses for fall! Im currently reading Seams to me and beautiful skin of color. I cant wait to see the quilt when its finished!!!!! YAY!

free indeed said...

I really like the quilt in your header it one of yours? I'm Shelley from northern Maine. I'm busy making lotto blocks; this month is warm/cool log cabins. I'm doing a quilt along making an art quilt wallhanging; and I'm always making more baby quilts to have on hand...I've got two at different stages. Soon, it'll be Christmas stuff to start on.

Michele P. said...

I am Michele from Central Maine. To be honest, I am not a crafty person-I wish I was but between not having the time and not being good at it I have kind of given up. I am currently reading the Twilight book everyone has been talking about for the past year or so and I am busy working days for our fuel assistance program getting ready for the winter! Love the mini quilt!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Leslie said...

that is a amazing little mini quilt. i love that mermaid fabric. I am Leslie, I love in NY and today i was working on a improv piece with wee play scraps!

Sherri said...

Congrats on 200 posts! Isn't blogging fun!

Samina said...

Firstly, congratulations on your 200th post. I really love your blog and I cannot wait to try my hand at quilting again. I love the gift you made for your friend and cannot wait to see what you will make for your daughter out of that floral print. Please stop by anytime.

Unknown said...

Love all your completed projects and the mini quilt is just gorgeous with those fabric choices.

I have been to the beach last week (Isle of Palm, SC) and am going back this weekend with hubby. Our daughter lives in Charleston, SC. I am currently cutting out and will be sewing her a new Birdie bag from Amy Butler's pattern.

Pam in SC

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 200 posts, that is fantastic!
I am Jenny from Fort Wayne Indiana...I am currently making a baby quilt for a close college friend of days are long gone, but friendship is still there!! Im a scatter brain with reading right now...have started A Single Thread, A Hundred Years of Solidtude (for about the 4th time to try and read this!!) and a sundry of magazines...I read before bed, but lately Ive been asleep before much reading gets done! Thanks for the chance at your mini quilt, it is out of this world!
Krousegirl2 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love charm packs too! Your giveaway quilt is darling, you are too kind to give it away, thanks for a chance!!
My name is Brina from North East Indiana...been a lovely summer here. Im currently making pin cushions for a school fund raiser...and am rel-reading the Anne Rice novels. Congrats on 200 posts! Thanks again.
blrohloff at aol dot com

Dielle said...

Such gorgeous stuff, Vicki! Beautiful quilt and such a darling skirt. I need to call you... seems forever since we chatted. My cellphone died yesterday though--broke in 2 pieces!

dream quilt create said...

I love reading your posts, your are on my Google reader. My name is Cynthia and I live in Florida. I am currently working on many things, finishing a baby quilt for my daughter, working on a paperdoll quilt, binding 3 quilted quilts, and reading? there is only so much time in the day. I guess you could say that I read the computer.... I would love to win the mini quilt! It is beautiful.

Xaleyn said...

I don't know if I'm too late, but I just found your site! And I wanted to post anyways because I love all the things you make.

I plan on making a mini I-Spy quilt for my daughter for Christmas. It will be my first ever! I am sew excited!

I also dabble in making her cloth diapers and some clothes.

My name is Ersula and I am from Maine =]

JC said...

I just read it wasn't too late to enter (it's around 8pm EST my time). I am new to sewing--just posted some drawstring bags I made from a tutorial and I'm also a wannabe quilter. Thx. -JC

You're in my favorites. I've only been blogging for 9 months.

jacquie said...

wow....lots of pretty things! thanks so much for coming last was great to see you and your family. thanks for the quilts too...the bindings are perfect! and congrats on 200 posts too...i'm so glad we connected through our blogs!