Friday, October 29, 2010

It's the 4th Blogger's Quilt Festival!

We've made it to the 4th Bi-annual Blogger's Quilt Festival. Thanks to Amy of Amy's Creative Side for gathering hundreds of quilters together to show some of their favorite quilts all in one place.

I don't know if any of my regular readers noticed, but I tend to work with mostly brights (the basic colors of the rainbow) in combination with usually black and sometimes white. This time I was going to show you my first crazy quilt piece that I made probably about 15 years ago. It actually looks like an antique because it's dark and dreary and faded. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Maybe some other time. 

So here is what I decided to share this time. The first four pieces pieces are minis, with the fifth being a little larger scale.The sizes are noted below each photo. I use a few of them as mats. I consider all of these together as a set or a series. They are all made of components of Carol Doak's foundation paper piecing blocks. Don't forget, you can click on any photo to enlarge.

8 inches square

7" x 8"

nine inches

 seven inches square

14 1/2"

Important Note: I like to reply to as many of everyone's nice comments that I can fit in, but some of you are no-reply commenters. This means that your email address is not enabled in the profile of your google account, so it does not show up in the header of your comment. If any of you are wondering why you never get any replies to your comments on blogspot blogs, then check your google profile and enable your email address. Or, you can put your email address in the body of your comment.

Here are links to my posts in the past Festivals:

Blogger's Quilt Festival #1  April, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival #2  October, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival #3  May, 2010



Saturday, October 16, 2010

And the winners are...!



Congratulations, Paulette, on winning the batik squares!


paulette said...

Wonderful give away!! Thanks for the chance to win!!



Congratulations, pippirose, on winning the lengths of yarn for embellishment. 

pippirose said...

Thanks for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway.

I have sent emails to Paulette and pippirose. If either of them does not reply within 48 hours, I will go back to and draw another winner.

Thanks for all the lovely comments. I'm sorry that I did not have a chance to reply to everyone. I still hope to get to reply to some of you. Hope you all had fun in the Fall into Fall Giveaway.



Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall into Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway

October 16 - The winners are Paulette and Piroska. See more details in the Winners post.  

In January 2009, I saw a posting on someone's blog that they were participating in something called the Whirl into Winter Giveaway. So, I went to Debi's blog and that's when I decided that I needed to start a blog because I just had to participate. I joined a little late, but was happy to receive as many comments that I did. That's how I met some of the wonderful bloggers that I keep in touch with still today.  

So, here we are again, with Debi's Fall into Fall Giveaway. I'm looking forward to meeting more new bloggers while I go down the list of participants and enter their giveaways. I've held various giveaways over time and it's one of the most fun parts of blogging.

My offering this time is modest, but it is something that I would love to win from someone else. I cut squares from most of my batik fabric collection and added a few more from some of the commercial hand-dyes that I have. Altogether, there are 50 (fifty) 5" squares of colorful fabric. 

All you need to do is leave one (and only one) comment on this post (and only on this post), telling me anything you want, in order to be entered into the drawing.

Sometime on October 16th, I will be using the random number generator to choose the winner. If there are more than 100 comments on this giveaway post, I will draw a second winner. The second winner will receive a set of over 30 one yard lengths of different colorful yarns that are great for embellishments on quilts or even for scrapbooking. 

There is one important catch. For your entry to be eligible for the drawing, and in order for me to get in touch with you, you must have your email address enabled in your blogger profile OR place your email address within your entry comment. All no-reply bloggers that do not provide their email address will be disqualified before I do the drawing.

You have until October 15th to visit all the participating blogs listed on the sidebar of the Fall into Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway site to leave comments to enter their giveaways.