Sunday, February 17, 2013

What a Beautiful Sunday Morning for a Giveaway

The sun is shining, the snow is glistening and it is beautiful out.  However, it is bitterly cold.  Yesterday it was terrible out.  It snowed all day, the roads were slick and there were accidents everywhere.  What a difference a day makes.

I will tell you about the Giveaway at the end of this post.

I have been working on a few different projects the last couple of days.

1.  Patchwork Posse's Winter Wonderland.  I redid my first row in blues and          then made the second row.  It is a combination of pieced blocks and embroidery.





2.  I made the February block for Sentimental Stitches Pieced Sampler BOM.



3.  I made Row 4 of the Temecula Sew a Long.


I really love how this is coming along.


4.  I made a little Windmill Quilt.


I got a Brother Label Maker the other day and decided to get organized in my sewing room.  Well at least I tried.  These little blocks were in a box.  I didn't even remember making them.  They are paper pieced and finish at 2".  I wasn't sure what size to make the side and corner triangles....but recently I got a new app for my phone.  It is the "Robert Kaufman Quilting Calculator".  It gives you measurements for Backing and Batting, Piece Count, Pieces to Yardage Area, Border Yardage, Square in a Square and Set-in and Corner Triangles.  I have used it quite a bit.

Any way.  This little quilt once quilted and bound is going to a friend.


Now for the giveaway.  I recently bought 2 copies of a book for myself and a friend.  Duh....We both already had the book.  Therefore I am going to give a copy to 2 followers.  Here is the book.


The book is called "Dear Emma" by Country Threads.  They are one of my favorite designers.  In fact I am doing their "Sampler Quilt BOM".

To enter the giveaway:  Leave a comment stating you are a follower.  If you have a blog and mention the giveaway you will get a second entry to the giveaway.  

You will have until the end of the month.  I will announce the winners on March 1.

I'm putting a pork loin in the slow cooker so I will be free to sew all day.  I want to start a new quilt...I won the pattern last week.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and have found some time to sew and quilt.

Hugs, Cathy




49 comments:

Gill said...

Gosh you have been busy! I'm going to check out PP's Winter Wonderland!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Gill said...

Forgot to say I'm a follower so please delete one comment!

Rosa said...

Wow,you have been very busy.Love your blocks and row,they are just gorgeous!!
I do follow.I`m doing the Robin too.Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sharon said...

You are getting so much sewing done! How fun.
I am a follower, and I also have my crock pot going so I can sew all day!

barbara woods said...

I follow your blog thanks for the giveaway

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

My goodness you have been busy! I love the blues! And the mini is so cute. I'm a happy follower~ thanks for the chance. I am doing Country Threads BOM too. Have a happy day!

Pauline G said...

Love the blocks. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

Kerstin said...

gee you have been very busy. I love all the blocks you did.
Thanks for the chance of the great giveaway.
I am a follower of your blog.

quiltma said...

I am a follower. And thanks for the great give-a-way.

quiltma said...

http://suesquiltinghaven.blogspot.com/2013/02/wonderful-give-way-link.html
Here's the link to my blog where I shared about your give-a-way.
And while your there I would love to have you follow. I'm not a big time blogger but trying to improve.

tpott said...

Hi, I'm already a happy follower. Sue from, Sue's Quilting Haven sent me. Don't feel bad I've bought books more than once also and I'm sure a few other things I've bought doubles of. The book looks like a good one especially since you loved it enough to buy it again. Thanks for the generous giveaway. ;-> Toni Anne

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Love the blocks you are working on - sew cute! I would love to win a copy of that book. Thanks for the chance! I am a faithful follower!

Karen said...

Is the Patchwork Posse project a freebie. I love the snowman in blue work. I just saw a red work snowman (different pattern) on another blog.

libbyquilter said...

don't you just love it when a few small blocks turn up and you can sew them quickly into their own tiny quilt~!?!~ your windmills piece is wonderful and must be quite small indeed. all of those wonderful plaids = yummy~!!~

i am now a follower and would love to be entered to win your give-away. i'm a big fan of anything Country Threads and this book looks like a good one~!

i will mention your give-away on my next blog post . . . hopefully to be within the next few days.

keep up with all of the great work. it's so fun to read about your progress on so many wonderful projects.

:-)
libbyQ

Barr Tac said...

I am a follower and was referred to u by Susie. You sew beautifully and thank you for the chance of winning. I am also posting on my blog about this for the second entry. Thank you so much

Cindy said...

I just jumped over here from Kelli at Barr Tac's blog who mentioned you had a wonderful giveaway. I'm sure all of us appreciate your generosity.

Maria Linder said...

I just found your blog and I am now a follower. I love quilting and quilt patterns.

donna said...

You have been a very busy lady. Some beautiful things you have been working on.
Hugs
donna

Kathy H said...

I just found your blog and look forward to reading your posts. I am a follower.

em's scrapbag said...

My, you've been busy. Great work going on at your place.

Anonymous said...

I do like your blog and I do like new books...Win Win! And i am now a new follower and am on SmallQuilts too You now have me looking for three other blogs as I like the projects you have going. I love Temecula and have for awhile..Thanks for having a give-a-way.

Jane Modjeski Harleyetta@aol.com

Donna said...

I'm a new follower. Love your blog. You do great work. Looking forward to seeing more !

Carrie P. said...

Well, I think you do your best work when it has snowed. What fun stuff you are working on. I am really liking your row quilt!
I am a follower.

OhioLori said...

I'm a new follower of your Blog! :)

Love your Snowman& lil' dog...and also the Little Windmill Quilt too! Great work! :)

silladie said...

I am a new follower! Happy Quilting.

Heartsdesire said...

I usually know what quilts books I have, but on occasion, have bought the same book twice. Luckily a quilting friend did not have the book, so I passed it along to her. I did feel rather silly though, buying the same book twice. Thanks for the great giveaway. BTW, I'm a new follower.

June D said...

I'm a follower!

Looks like a good book with nice designs. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

I used to have two copies of a book about organizing the house - didn't realize until I was dusting books that they were one book apart on the book shelf1

: )
June

Kathie said...

your just so busy! great projects in the works...keep sharing! thanks for the giveaway a book I don't own and I love country threads quilts. Thanks
Kathie who is a follower and have you on my sidebar

Terri said...

You have been a very busy lady! I love you little windmill quilt. I have never paper pieced and want to learn. I have been saving the posts for the Temecula mystery. I have a couple of their monthly minis to finish, plus I just started the 2013 JMLW. I'm also reorganizing my sewing room. I don't know why I do so much at once! LOL

I am a new follower of your blog and found you from the small quilts yahoo group :)

Happy Quilting!

Terri
thisisterri.com

Sallie said...

Love your quilts. I'm a new follower.

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-new-favorite.html

Angie said...

I am a follower and I adore Country Threads. I would love to be entered in your give-away. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog but do follow you with my rss feed. Love the book.

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sewbig said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win. Thanks fro sharing your projects.

Ruth said...

The book looks great & I would like to have it! I follow you with google reader.

krisgray said...

What a cute windmill quilt and your blue snowman top blocks are adorable. I am a happy follower.

robin said...

I'd love to win the book - thanks for the chance! I'm a new follower.

robin said...

I blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.ca/2013/02/giveaway-at-big-lake-quilter.html

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the quilts. They are very pretty. The book looks very interesting. Thanks for having a give away.

Kathy S. said...

I am a new follower. LOVE the fabrics in your pinwheel quilt! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Kathy S. said...

I blogged about your giveaway today at:
http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2013/02/spring-mystery-2012-on-frame.html

Maxine said...

I am a follower.

Maxine said...

I spread the word. http://maxinegiveaways.blogspot.com/2013/02/giveaway-at-big-lake-quilter.html

robin said...

I am a new follower. This book would make a great addition to my bookshelf! Thanks for chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower. I love your quilt American Jewels. If I had a blog I would post your link there. But, as it is, I will just tell my quilting friends about your blog!
MaryT in AZ sew_girl@yahoo.com

L Modica said...

I just became a follower. I love what I see. I will tell everyone.

Madeline said...

just found you, but I want to know, can I come to dinner?! I love pork loin, and my slow cooker does the same for me. Gives me time to stitch all day , and still make a wonderful dinner!

LynCC said...

Oh, no! I do that all time with books and especially movies - double-buy them. Drives my husband nuts. Drives *me* nuts! Love what you did with the blocks you found. Funny that you have no memory of making them. :D And Winter Wonderland is just fantastic.

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