Tuesday, December 6, 2016

DAY 3 :: Rainbow Christmas :: Giveaway

Let's have a rainbow Christmas!!!  

Why go with typical red and green when we can bring in a rainbow of color?  Let's face it, winter can be a little grey, a little dull, a little depressing!  


Welcome to Day 3 of a Week of Giveaways!

Sprinkle some magic with color!  It doesn't matter the color or colors.  Rainbow, red, blue or green, we all have our favorites.  However, in my humble opinion you just cannot go wrong with a rainbow!


So, today we shall celebrate the teeny tiny, the rainbow magic!  Are you in?  Are you with me? Let's do it!


Super Mini Skinny Mini Geese (say that three times!) was a challenge!  The truth is, I'll most likely never make another one!  It's been a year of trying new things, pushing my limits and boy oh boy...this was the limit pusher!  The pin cushion finished at a whopping 3 1/2" square.

When I finished the block I knew immediately that it would become a pin cushion.  I'll admit, some of those seams are pretty thick!  If your pins are sharp it shouldn't be a problem...or it could just be a 'trinket' to be adored!


It seemed logical to pair what I like to call a 'Micro Mini Mini' rainbow paper pieced star along with the pin cushion.  I've made this one several times and while it looks difficult, it isn't that bad! Nothing like the above mentioned Skinny Mini!

Finishing at 2 1/2" square, it's use is limited.  Eye candy, ornament or if you have a very teeny weeny tea set...a coaster!


Your question today to be eligible for the drawing:

What's your favorite Holiday side dish?
  
Me, I'm a mashed potato girl...potatoes any day, every day!  With the exception of one form...Lefsa!  A Norwegian flatbread.  My Grama made this all the time for the Holidays and my family would salivate over the thought of it!  

This drawing will stay open until 6PM CST December 11th, at which time I will pick a winner using Random Generator.  I'll email the winners by Monday the 12th.  

Stay tuned for Day 4 giveaway!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Day 2 :: The Stars Are Brightly Shining

Welcome to Day 2 of Seven Days of Giveaways!  

This gift has a special place in my heart.  It was the first paper pieced pattern I designed and the reason I finally started my very own Craftsy Pattern Shop!  It feels like every year I say this...but I would love to write some quilt patterns.  




I designed Star Thistle as a 12" block, but far be it from me to stick with the plan!  I quickly reduced the pattern to 50% and came up with this lovely color combination.

You can read about the design here:  
Cloud 9 - New Block Hop
Finishing Mini Mini WIP's
Get The Point

It's obvious I love this block?!  



This Mini Mini finished at 6" square and has dot-to-dot geometric quilting.  The perfect design for that kind of quilting!



What's a giveaway with out a little fabric?  By little, I mean an assortment of mini charm squares! Bits and pieces!



If you would like do download the pattern, just click here: 'Star Thistle' .  If you do make it...I would love to see your version.  Feel free to email a picture to me!


























I know...get on with the question!
Answer one simple question to be eligible for the drawing:

Real of artificial?  
(I know what your thinking...I'm talking Christmas Trees here!!)

This drawing will stay open until 6PM CST December 11th, at which time I will pick a winner using Random Generator.  I'll email the winners by Monday the 12th.  

Click here for Day 1 giveaway!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Welcome To 7 days of Giveaways :: Day 1

Are you ready?!  Do you want to throw your hat in the Giveaway ring?!  As I said in my previous post: 

'I don't think I mention nearly enough how grateful I am to have met so many wonderful people through my blog.  I've been inspired, humbled, thankful and deeply touched by this quilting community and what it stands for.  You guys keep coming back with amazing comments and constant encouragement.



Day one (1) of my giveaway is heartfelt!  A lovely mini mini quilt heart made and quilted by me! Christmas in my heart!  


This mini mini quilt has been made with love...and scraps!  Which seems to be my way.  It measures 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and is a combination of shot cottons and Gee's Bend Solids.   You can read more about this piece here:  Finishing Mini Mini WIP's . 



The tiny grid in the center makes me happy!  Tedious, yes...but the effect is worth it!

 

The Fabric is a Fat Quarter of 'Madrona Road' by Violet Craft.  It has all the elements of country living back in the day, in a soft pastel pink!  I was taken with the donkey, the old truck and the fields of crops.  I hope it goes to a new home that will not stuff it on a shelf like I have done!

The nitty gritty!  Answer one simple question to be eligible for the drawing:

Boxers or Briefs?  

This drawing will stay open until 6PM CST December 11th, at which time I will pick a winner using Random Generator.  I'll email the winners by Monday the 12th.  

Stay tuned for Day 2 giveaway!!

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thank You :: GIVEAWAY :: Week

I don't think I mention nearly enough how grateful I am to have met so many wonderful people through my blog.  I've been inspired, humbled, thankful and deeply touched by this quilting community and what it stands for.  You guys keep coming back with amazing comments and constant encouragement.  

With the Holiday Season upon us and with the spirit of giving in mind, I have a week of giveaways planned just for you!  It's my small, but heartfelt way to say 'Thank You' for all the support throughout the year!



Starting Sunday December 4th,  I will be hosting a giveaway a day!  One week!  Seven Days!  I'll leave the giveaway open until Sunday December 11th at which time I will pick the winners using Random Generator. 

I'll be asking one simple question to which you may leave your ever appreciated comment! You don't have to follow me (unless you want to!)  It's about giving back.


From mini-mini's, pin cushions and pot holders, to fabric, wall hangings and a potpourri pixie basket!  Little but mighty!

I hope you will join me and invite your friends to drop by too!  You guys are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the bee's knees!  I couldn't do what I do without you!!

Don't forget...SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH is the first day...and THANK YOU!