I have three lovely giveaways for you today, but first I hope you stay a bit and snoop around, have a look at the tabs at the top of the page and see that yup the main priority here is quilting, in all stages of the process, with tips, several tutorials, delicious favourite recipes or books from time to time, and once a month, a Yin yoga pose that can help ease aching muscles and promote good health. Basically it's a bit about my life.
I started this blog just over three years ago as mainly a way to record my work, my thoughts, and to keep in touch with friends and family. Little did I know the wealth of friends it would bring me, friends who I consider friends of the heart, some of whom I've met and some yet TO meet... I love and always have loved writing, and it gives me that outlet as well. So without further ado, let's get on with it, shall we? (Not only my mum's English voice is often in my head, but of late it is the Queen's, since I am happily immersed in "The Crown" on Netflix at the moment - and I'm choosing it over Season 1 episodes of "Gilmore Girls" - gasp! - when I do sit down, which isn't often, to watch TV.) But I digress.
The first giveaway is something I've planned for a couple of months. It actually is one of my goals on my Q4FAL list, to make a second small giveaway prize with Windfall fabric. I'd hoped to have it as a my second freebie in the Autumn Abundance blog hop I was a part of in October, but the making of the big quilt, Windfall
and some life drama (selling and moving house, wait, no house to go to, so make that moving into storage) meant I had no time to make that second freebie. It evolved from original plan, and you will understand why, given that it is now December:
|This mini finished at 4 1/4" square and is quilted with Sulky threads: a red, gold and green metallic and a white rayon. The squares finish at 1/2".|
Here is the back:
The second giveaway is a $10 gift certificate to Pile o' Fabric. Alyssa ships fast and has excellent customer service. I have followed Alyssa for quite some time; hers was one of the first blogs I was attracted to when I first found QBL about 4 years ago. Just last week I decided to check out her sale (getting updates by email is great but also dangerous...) and I was very pleased to find some Avant Garde by Katarina Roccella!
Several other hunks (and I mean that in the "gorgeous" way as well as in the "piece of" way LOL) found their way into keeping company with Avant Garde. She saved me a little moola on postage (so sweet) and so I'd like to give back by sending her perhaps a new customer or three, wink! Supporting the smaller shops is very important.
None of these were more than $6/yard! Art Gallery, Windham Fabrics, oh and did I mention she has a wonderful selection of Kona solids? Although $10 isn't much, it should easily get you a couple yards of fabric. Alyssa mentioned that she just might throw in a fat quarter or two into the lucky winner's cart!
The third prize is a copy of my pattern in my Craftsy shop, (affiliate link), Blue Skies & Sunny Days.
|Ahh, hanging in the branches of my friend's Japanese Weeping Cherry tree, mmm! Both quilts are for sale in my Etsy shop.|
Leave me a comment telling me your favourite Christmas ornament on your tree. Note, you must answer the question in order to qualify!
Followers of mine can get a second entry; just tell me how you follow me.
**If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email in your comment box (not a separate box, that's cheating!) so I can find you; otherwise I will draw another name.
The giveaway is open until Sunday, Dec. 11 and I will announce the winners on Monday, Dec. 12. I always reply to every comment but during a giveaway I will not be able to due to volume.
Good luck and happy hopping to all the blogs! How do you find all the blogs with giveaways? Click this link, or the button at the top of the post or the Sew Mama Sew link in the first sentence. 😀
It's a wonderful day today too because Angela Walters' first episode of the Midnight Quilt Show was uploaded about an hour ago!! I watched it already and downloaded the pattern, which is terrific, but even more TERRIFIC is her quilting on the quilt (like of course, duh) and also terrific is just HER. Love that girl. But you knew that if you've read this blog any amount of time!
Linking up with
Sew Fresh Quilts
She Can Quilt (for the Q4FAL when that linkup opens)