Saturday, April 02, 2011

5 Year Bloggiversary--Giveaway #2

Hi friends, welcome back, and welcome to giveaway #2!

If you missed yesterday's post, hi! I'm having a 5 year blog birthday, and 5 days of giveaways. Today's day 2. A little review of this blog's second year, 2007--I was doing a lot of clothing sewing for my kids and other kids, with a few quilt projects here and there. Hey look, scrappy log cabins! (Kind of the beginning of me starting to improvise with quilting.) And tutorials. (Look in the tabs just under my blog header for a list of all my free tutorials.) Many of them were made in 2007. I made a few tutorials for a contest at Sewing Mamas and then decided it might be fun to start making tutorials and posting them on my blog. I'm glad I did that! I also posted my silly 100 things I have sewn post in 2007. (Lots of bloggers were posting 100 things about themselves, and I translated it to sewing. Yeah baby.)

How about we move on to the giveaway now? My friend Angela, who blogs at Quilting is My Therapy, has offered $25 of  her longarm quilting services for this giveaway. Angela's quilting is intricate and beautiful, and has been featured on Tula Pink's quilts, Julie's (from Jaybird Quilts) patterns, some of Jacque's quilts, and more. I was thrilled when she offered to quilt a few baby quilts for our guild charity project last year. She quilted this one that I made:
charity quilt lavender and brown
a couple of closeups:
quilting close-up 1

quilting closeup 4
I just love the attention and detail Angela puts into her quilting; her work is a big reason I am trying to branch out and improve my free motion quilting skills.

If you'd like to win $25 of quilting by Angela, here's the nitty gritty:

*Leave a comment here to enter.
*This giveaway will be open for 3 days. I will close comments and pick a winner on April 4 at 10:00 pm central (or I might be a little late. It won't be earlier though).
*You must leave me a way to contact you! If you are not sure if your email address comes through with your comments (I get them emailed to me), check out this excellent explanation on the Pleasant Home blog. If you want, you can include your email address in your comment. If I draw a name that has no contact information, I will pick another winner.
*I will contact the winner on April 4 and also post the winner here. 

Thanks again to Angela!!!

p.s. if you haven't already, check out giveaway #1 here!

27 comments:

angela said...

How cool that you know Angela?! I pull up the photos of her quilts when they show up in blogland to look at the details. I would love to pop over to her studio just to watch for an hour!

Beautiful work AND very creative work - I have enjoyed following her quilting.

Sharon said...

Wow, this is a great give-away! I have plenty of quilt tops I could give Angela to finish for me. Thanks for the chance!

amylouwho said...

so cool! I how you are recapping each year!

Nadilah Sungkar Magee said...

I have been looking for this service..nice, thanks

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's been quite the journey!

Jessica said...

thanks for such a generous giveaway! angela's quilting is amazing.

jesshea(at)gmail(.)com

countrycuttins said...

What a fun giveaway, her work looks amazing. Thanks for the chance :)

Julie said...

Great giveaway - thanks!

Julie said...

...oops forgot the contact info. Julie - jsample@pixius.net

Mary Anne said...

How nice of Angela! I was just thinking that I might ask her for an estimate to quilt a special Halloween Quilt for me...$25 credit would be so nice! Congratulations on five years of blogging, Vicki!

Quiltlogic011@gmail.com

sproutingflowers said...

Oooh...Angela's work really is amazing! It'd be a dream to hire her services!

sproutingflowers (at) hotmail

teaginny said...

congrats on five years of blogging. Wow! I definitely could use this prize. :)

Cara said...

This is such a great give-away -- I've been drooling over Angela's quilting for a while now. Also, I really do love your blog; I'm "starting" (i.e. planning & choosing fabrics for) my first quilt, so it's great to see what others are doing. Happy 5th Blogiversary!

Kim said...

I love the quilting on this quilt. I am going to try the long loopy style on this really cute quilt I am finishing for a friend. Thanks for all of the posts these past five years. I have only been following you for the past year but find you really inspiring.

Kim Uhrich

Patty said...

Congrats on your 5 year anniversary. That quilt is so cute. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Nicole said...

Yay for 5 years! I'm not sure how I found your blog, but it's been in my reader for a while now and I've really enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway! Good luck to everyone.

Patty S. said...

Happy blogiversary! Keep up the creative work and here's to another 5 years! Cheers!

Sue said...

Would love to win Angela's quilting!

Candied Fabrics said...

Yup, this is a great way to celebrate - the recaps are so fun! And that charity quilt is LOVELY!

Debra said...

I've only done straight line quilting so this is a great giveaway!

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Yay! woohoo! longarm quilting! sounds good to me ;o) thanks, Sarah

Live a Colorful Life said...

Angela's quilting is amazing! This ia a fun recap.

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

I have a quilt in the works that would really benefit from professional quilting ... Let me be lucky !!
artfullycaroline{at}gmail{dot}com

harleywife57 said...

Thanks for this chance to win ! This would be FABULOUS to win . She does very nice work !

NutellaCrepe said...

Who can say no to even the possibility of free quilting?? Congratulations.

Eileen said...

oh, that's a great giveaway!! what a cool quilt.

Marcia W. said...

This would be so nice to win and use. Thank you both!