Tuesday, April 27, 2010

spring giveaway

A long time ago, I made this quilt:
And I was new to quilting and had the crazy idea that I might make two of them. Because I kind of went to some trouble to find all those different novelty prints, I guess. So I cut out parts for two quilts.

But I never made the second one, and I don't want to. I still have everything for that second quilt top though, except the rainbow border fabric. I've thought about giving it away for a while, and today I went to my bin of ancient projects and got it out.
There are 24 pairs of novelty prints, a stack of purple rectangles for separating the novelty fabrics, some green strips, 1 1/4 (or so--I didn't measure) yards of the green, and some red/white heart print for binding. I'm sorry about the lack of rainbow border fabric, but glad I used it all up in some other projects. :)

If you want this sort-of quilt top kit, please just leave a comment on this post. I'd love it if you want to tell me your name and where you live and something fun you've made lately. I'll pick a winner sometime on Saturday, May 1.

**Comments are closed now, thanks for entering!**

47 comments:

Glapha Cox said...

My name is Glapha and I live in Idaho. I made a pillow with some embroidery on it. Until my daughter gets a job, I won't have my sewing room, but the quilt looks fun to make when I can.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I understand about just wanting to be finished with projects. I think with your quilt top I would just use it with different projects. I would use the novelity prints in an ispy quilt and then use the green and purple in different places. It may be not what you want but I would use it up in other projects :D

I am currently working on TONS of different things, on thing is the MBS project.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful bundle of novelty fabrics. It looks like such a fun quilt. My name is Jocelyn, and I live in Florida. I've made some cards from pictures that I have taken. It's fun to make special cards for special people.

rodvold said...

Jennifer from Seattle- My best friend from school is having a baby and we were obsessed with Veggie Tales in junior high- They have since come out with Veggie Tale fabric- she has been inundated with baby gifts made from it...including these shoes: http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html

I am working on an I-spy for my 2 year old niece and these can certainly add to it!

Kritta22 said...

I'm Krista and live in new Mexico. My hubby is active duty military and we move a bunch. I recently finished a quilt that I quilted names into it. It was fun!

I love your blog.

BTW I'm co-hosting a virtual bee/exchange. Check out my blog if you are interested. I would love if you joined!

Leah said...

My name is Leah and I like in England. I'm currrently working on putting together a quilt made with blocks sewn for me by the ladies of a Quilting Bee I'm involved in.

I think I'd make up your quilt and donate it to a charity - something like Project Linus

Nicky said...

Hi. I am Nicole and I live in Minnesota. I recently finished a table runner for my oldest son's new apartment. He and his wife are expected my first grandchild in August, so I would make up this quilt just like you did for my grandbaby.

Jenny said...

I'm Jenny and I live in Georgia. I am somewhat new to quilting, currently working on my fifth quilt, but the first one I plan to keep. Sunday I made a little wrist band/key chain for my mother in law so she can keep up with her her house key! I love your blog and enjoy keeping up with other crafty people. I get so much inspiration from y'all :) The quilt I'm making now is whirligigs and is so much fun.

Nancy said...

I have looked at quilts using that pattern and thought I would like to make it someday. I live in eastern PA and started quilting 4 years ago when I retired from teaching. I miss my kids but love that I have time to do things like quilt. Right now I'm working on finishing 2 baby quilts. Have yet to top my personal best of completing 3 quilts from start to finish in 2 weeks. I do best under pressure.

Tracy said...

My name is Tracy...I live in PA and I just recently finished a quilted purse for my cousin...and I LOVE novelty prints!

Sara said...

What a cute quilt. I'm Sara from PA. Lately I've been making mini quilts and having a lot of fun doing it.

Marcia said...

Marcia from rural Florida. Thank you for thinking of your readers. I have never made a novelty print quilt and now have two grandnieces (a third expected) who would be thrilled to have one like this. I'm scared of picking novelty fabrics so winning a group would alleviate fear of making a mistake! The last fun project I completed was making a small dollie quilt (also a first)out of teeny tiny bits and pieces trimmed from the string bed quilt I'm currently making. My Mom hand quilted the dollie quilt. Nothing matches in the dollie quilt so it was pressure free stitching. Thanks again for this opportunity. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Michael and Rachelle said...

Rachelle from Shawnee, KS. I am crocheting a blanket for my 6th child, due in Aug and I am "researching" to attain my goal of making my first full sized quilt. thanks for the chance to win.

kelliemorgan said...

Oooh, Lovely! My name is Kellie and I live in the Chicago suburbs. I am making a quilt for my best friend who had a little girl born the day before my son, so it is quite special. Thanks!

Faye said...

i would LOVE this project to do. i am new to quilting but love it so much. the cutting out part is the WORST for me lol. im not very good with getting eact measurements.

im almost finsihed with a blanket for a friends baby that is due hopefully on my birthday! and I recently completed a baby blanket for a friends nephew, and it turned out so cute, well i think.. a simple odd nine patch and i have made some other craftish projects,
here is the album on FB that you can see the pics of it.http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=34202&id=1039778145&l=1b57e31ecb and some of the other projects.

My name is Faye, and i live in New Port RIchey Florida. home of the hot flat marshlands :) please give me the opportunity to give me gusto for another project!

Dena said...

I would love to win your partial quilt kit with all those novelty fabrics. Fun!

My name is Dena and I live in Washington State. I've been busy collecting items for use as embellishment on a crazy quilt project I'm getting ready to make...

Foster Momma said...

Hi-I'm Amy from PA. I have been getting ready to play host for the online quilt bee I am apart of. It is fun, but so nerve racking too!

Crafty Maine Mom said...

Hi, My name is Balinda. I have been making lots of pinwheels and flying geese lately. I love making quilts with novelty fabrics. i may take some of yours and mix them up with some of mine and make something new.

Renee G said...

Hi - I'm Renee from Washington. The last project that I've been working on are some pillowcases for my niece and nephews. Each one is made from cute prints that match their individual tastes.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Annalee said...

Hi there! I'm Annalee from Reno, and I'm in a mathematics graduate school program at UNR. I haven't made of anything lately (other than some diagrams of the first few polygonal approximations to Lebesgue's space filling curve...), but I'll be done with my semester in two weeks and I can't wait to spend the summer sewing and knitting! Well, that and hanging out at Lake Tahoe every day; there's no rule that says that mathematicians can't be tan. =)

Doina said...

My name is Doina and I live in Romania.I am making a quilt for my son. Thanks for the chance to win!

AnnaG said...

Hi! I'm Anna.
Your quilt is lovely!
3 days ago I started a quilt marathon. I have to make at least 6 baby quilt for now babies in the family and group of freinds that are on the way to be born in the following 3 month. I just finish the first top for the now baby girl of my sister-in-law that was born Saturday morning.

Mam said...

My name is Dianne and I live in Miramichi, New Brunswick. My last project was a blue tile quilt for my grandson and his sister, in celebration of the birth of their first child, a beautiful little girl. Enter my name in the draw please.

polly said...

My name is Polly and I live in Ohio.I am just starting to quilt and would love to try and make the quilt! Thanks for giving me the chance to win!

Anita in Florida said...

Hi, I'm Anita from Florida. Right now I'm in the midst of making a paper pieced star quilt...I would love a break to make your quilt! Great giveaway.

Fiesta said...

This quilt kit is so cute.
I am from the cold part of Florida and I recently made some gift wallets for my daughters bridal shower. They were cute and fun to make. thank you for the chance to win.

Deb said...

I'm Deb from Virginia, and of course, I'd love to win your fabrics! I would use them to make a quilt like yours because it looks so fun. Right now I am in the middle of several quilt-alongs but am quite a bit behind. Today I'm working on my pinwheel quilt-along and also the jelly roll quilt-along blocks. I still haven't posted my figgy pudding quilt that I was doing for your quilt-along, Vicki! I will catch up though!!

amber said...

my name is Amber and i live in Idaho. The last thing i made was two baby quilts for my family.

Patty said...

Hi my name is Patty. I am a quiltaholic.

I live in southwest Iowa, only about an hour from 7 quilts shops. See why I have the addiciton I do?

The last thing I made was a baby quilt for my soon to be here, grandson. Before that I had a quilt I had made probably 25 years ago when I first started quilting, and the quilting was coming apart, and the batting was getting lumpy, so I un-quilted it(rip rip rip while I watched TV) and had it requilted and now it's good as new. I didn't want to get rid of it cos it was one of the first quilts I had made.

OMG what is Annalee talking about?? polygonal whats???? LOL

Mom on the Move! said...

I would love to take these off your hands - I have been collecting novelty prints too for an Eye Spy quilt. I'm Erin and our Army family is currently stationed in Germany. I've got a baby quilt waiting to be finished while I finish some stuff for school (which, as you can see from the time I am spending here, is not happening).

Jenna H. said...

What a fun bunch of fabric. I've been working on bags lately - Mom's day is coming up. Thanks for the giveaway!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

free indeed said...

I'm in norhtern Maine. I've collected novelty squares to make quiltlets for the grands, but haven't made them yet. Of course the 8 grands are all under 5 so I have time; and there are two more coming this year! ANyway, my latest quilt for a new grandbaby was a pink/brown dresden plate. I bought the ruler this year to give it a try. I like the looks of dresdens, but my, they are more work. Of course, this new baby it was for has 4 older BROTHERS and she was the first girl, so it had to be extra special!

Julie in WA said...

Hi, I am Julie and I live in the Pacific NW in Washington State! Something fun? Well, something kinda funny, to me at least. I have fabric for a flying geese quilt; I figured I could make 535 geese with the amount of fabric. So I got busy and cut and drew diagonal lines and pinned and pinned and pinned. I started to sew.

And somewhere along the time, it dawned on me that although I had enough fabric for 535 geese, I only needed 125! I was focusing on the wrong element of quilt designing. Well, now I can have some fun designing something else with all these precut pieces!

Kristie said...

I'm Kristie Manley from Brenham, TX. I just recently purchased a Silhouette SD so lately I've put off sewing and have been doing vinyl & heat transfer projects. I'm having a blast with it. I've been wanting to start a quilt but always a little scared to take the 1st leap, lol

Lexi said...

Hello, my name is Lexi. I have recently made a quilt with a moda honey bun as featured on Moda Bake Shop. I am trying my hand at machine quilting so thought this would be a good project to whip up and quilt in the smaller size.

I love reading your blog, you are inspiring! I live in Australia so feel grateful to be able to join the quilting community all around the world.
Thanks!

Debi said...

My name is Debi and I live in Texas. I am making charity quilts and would make this quilt to give to the Denton County Vietnam Veterans. This organization also has members who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Debi said...

I forgot to add that the charity quilts I make for this organization are for the families of the servicemen/women.

Dresden Quilter said...

What a great giveaway. Fun things I have made lately - bee beautiful blocks! I am also stash busting and coming up with ways to use my fabric. These would make a cute quilt.

ezeldabeth said...

my name is elizabeth...i live in ohio. just today, i made mini potholder mitts...my mom still has the fisherprice kitchen from when my brother was little...and now the grandkids (5) play with it - but it only came with one mitt and that does not go over well...so, 3 down - and lots more to go (since each child needs a pair). i would love to win this kit! this would be great for my first quilt (that is my goal this year - to make my first quilt!)

EmileeHope said...

My name is Emilee and I live in GA.
I have been having fun in my sewing room working on some baby quilts lately. (Which is what I am almost always working on lately, everyone is having babies right now!!)

Jill said...

looks like fun. I would make it for a baby at my hospital who needed a blanket.

carmel said...

your quis so sweet
i love the difarent fabric you used
latly i finished a cross stitch oroject and in a few minuts im going to start a new one
and by the wey- my name is carmel and im from israel

thanks so much
and take care!

quilterfaye said...

Love the virant colors. Would be great in my grandsons quilt. Hope I win !!

allsewnup said...

Fantastic kids prints, this is a true treasure. I'd be thrilled to give this project a new home and bring it to life. I've got a few irons in the fire at present from pincushions to my decorative mice to quilts for my grandson BUT there's always room for one more to-do :o).

my name is Carolyn
and I'm on the prairies of Canada!

Kim said...

Now how fun would this be to make into a little game quilt for my granddaughter.....with two of each print already cut we could make the quilt together then play the match game...finding the matching novelty prints.

Sweet!
thanks for a chance to win :0)

Krista said...

That is a cute little head of blonde hair in the second photo, and cute little fingers, too. I'll teach her to play one day! Give her a hug for me! I miss you all.

arlette said...

Hello I'm Arlette and I'm from Costa Rica, I'm working in a bunch of things right now, I don't mind if I add other one to my things to do, lol. I'm working in a quilt bed size, a lemoyne star bag and a tumbling blocks small table cloth, I'd love to see all of them finished, but I'm taking my time, I love the way they're turning although