Friday, January 17, 2014

Finish it up Friday and S'more Love Giveaway


 Today I have a quilt top done from my "Goodnight Irene" QAL over at Terry's Treasures HERE.  This was a pretty fast and fun put together. Few issues along the way but now going to piece a back and get this baby quilted. Today...or tomorrow...or soon!!!!




 I decided to go 5 x 7 rows and then add the border. I think it will be a pretty good size. I am going to use more fat quarters for the back I think. The mix of prints and colors worked pretty well overall. Indoor pic..sorry! We have had nothing but high winds the last couple of days.  Lovely looking scorched ironing board in the corner and all for your viewing pleasure.:)

I will be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday

Now I am going to let you know that yesterday was my 100th post! whoop whoopie!!! 

AND....

Dec. 31st 2013 was my 1 year Blog-anniversary! If I would have been on task I would have hit them both pretty close to the same time. But here I am now and ready to try my hand at giving back to those of you that stop by and read or view my quilty projects. 



I have selected a cute little charm pack of S'more Love and two coordinating fat quarters to go with. Along with that 2 fat quarters of the soo soo soft  Pepper Cory shot cottons to match. THIS is an idea of what they are like. I can not tell you how soft and lovely these are. 



Along with that I am giving away my two favorite tools of 2013 that I talked about in the New Blogger Bloghop post last year HERE!
A lovely Kwik Klip to help you get those quilts pin basted...and a purple Frixion pen. If you google the pen you can decide if it is right for you but I have had nothing but ease of marking and when heated with an iron it disappears. 

To enter you just have to be a U.S. resident (sorry this is my first giveaway trial and I want it to be easy. Plus I do not have any sponsors so this is just me buying and sending this as a thank you gift to  the quilters out there who have helped me blog and create). If you are a no-reply blogger I will draw again until I get a winner that I can contact.

Leave a comment below about how long you have been blogging or quilting and any tips for me. You do not have to follow me unless you want to. On Saturday 1-18 at 1:00 p.m. CST I will do a random draw for the winner.  
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!  ONE entry per person please!


The giveaway is now closed. I will be posting the winner shortly
WINNER = Shauna from Texas!!! woot woot!


34 comments:

  1. Love the quilt and a big CONGRATS on the blogging milestones - very exciting!!

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  2. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!! I think your quilt looks fabulous with the dark background. As far as tips on blogging, I would just say to write for yourself as a quilting journal. Be inspired by your own creativity. And enjoy the journey :-)

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  3. Congrats on your blogiversay!!!! I love your giveaway. I've been quilting about a year, and blogging for a couple of years, mostly about digital scrapbooking. The biggest tip I can give you is be yourself, it will make it so much easier. :)

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  4. congrats! i have been blogging for over 2 years now. Don't sweat the small stuff. I just talk like i am talking to my friends and manage to blog every day but sunday

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  5. Congratulations! I am approaching my 3 year blog anniversary. Best advice? Be who you are and don't worry about doing what everybody else is doing. Your blog is lovely and I love your newest quilt top!

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  6. Congratulations, nice quilts. Advice look around the web and for how to's check out youtube. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  7. Congrats! I've been quilting about a year and just trying to figure out this blogging thing this week I'm hoping it will help me be more organized we shall see!

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  8. Congratulations on your blogiversary and your 100th post! I've been blogging for just over five years now. It truly has changed my life for the better! Love your Goodnight Irene top too! It's beautiful! :0)

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  9. Hi Kris - Happy 100th Post! I am glad to have discovered your blog. I've only been blogging for about 4 months but love it. It is so cool to see what other people are working on and what they're writing about. The pictures are the best! Your lead photo of the sunshine quilt is simply amazing. That drew me in immediately! I'm looking forward to seeing more of what you are working on :)

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  10. I really like the quilt. The colors/prints look great together. Congrats on the milestones. I've been blogging for a few years. Made my first quilt last year. I've added your giveaway to the link up on my blog and giving you a follow in bloglovin. All the best!

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  11. Great quilt! I am the worlds worst blogger I probably haven't blogged in a year and a half.

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  12. Happy Blogaversary! I'm following you on Bloglovin. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I love the Sew Sunshine quilt. Thanks!

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  13. What a cool quilt - I love that it changes in looks as you focus on different areas. I have been sewing for a long time... But sewing for a business for 3 years as of January 1st. I have blogged (personally) off and on for a while but started a blog for my sewing / business this year! I have quilted off and on but I feel like I am still very much a novice!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  14. HI Kris! I'm returning the visit from myplvl.blogspot.com (Val's Quilting Studio) I gladly added myself as a GFC follower! (I love your spirit and energy) I've been quilting for about four years now and started blogging last summer. I love this new adventure I'm on and have found blogging to be a virtual quilting guild of absolutely wonderful, supportive, creative people. So I'd say: Just be you and have fun! Play! Welcome! (OH and thanks for the cool giveaway!) WIth smiles! V:)

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  15. I love your quilt! Thanks so much for sharing! I have been quilting on and off for several years now. I don't have a blog of my own,but I like reading other peoples and seeing what they've made. And thanks for the give away!

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  16. I love the dark background on your quilt. My ironing board is that same lovely scorched color as yours. ;) I have been quilting 20 years, and blogging two months. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  17. Congratulations on your blogversary and your 100th post! I have recently got back to quilting after a 7-8 year break.

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  18. Love your quilt top! The navy background really makes the prints pop.

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  19. Congrats on your blogiversary and your 100th post. Your quilt looks fantastic!

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  20. Congratulations on the blogiversary. I have been quilting for about 2 years.

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  21. Love your taste in fabric!!! And I love quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some of your handpicked cuts.

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  22. I have only been blogging for a year and four months...so I'm a novice too! Keep on posting and showing us your wonderful quilts and I'm sure many more folks will continue to follow along! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Oh, I've only been quilting about 4-5 years, and only recently been doing it a lot. So I take advice, but don't give it. That's why I follow all these blogs! :)

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  24. I have only been quilting for 7 months, and I am so happy to have found my passion! I don't blog yet, but I have recently been thinking about it.

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  25. CONGRATS ON YOUR BLOG!
    I'VE BEEN QUILTING SINCE RETIRING FROM NURSING 10 YEARS AGO>SELF TAUGHT>AND LOVE IT! (HINT: USE AN EIGHT INCH STRAIGHT-SIDED VASE OR GLASS TO SET LARGER THREAD CONES IN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A THREAD SPINDLE ADAPTER.)
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  26. Congrats on your blogiversary! I'm new to your blog, and I wanted to mention that I LOVE the curves in your banner! I know you've already closed your giveaway, but I learned something recently that I thought was super helpful for me - if you're paper piecing and you've printed your template with a laser printer, use parchment paper under your pattern when you iron so the image won't come off onto your ironing board. I'd used muslin, but the paper moves in and out of the way much easier. Cheers!

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  27. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    I am new in both. Actually, I have never really quilt... However, I do plan on starting this year. I have a blog that I started last year in May, after I got married

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  28. I am following you via Bloglovin
    I have been blogging for over a year but my 100th post is my next post and will also be doing a giveaway! I quilt but mostly I sew for my almost 4 yr old boy.

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  29. I've been quilting for almost 2 years - abut I don't blog. I wish I had tips to share about quilting, but I'm learning from you :-)

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  30. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

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  31. I really love the pattern of your quilt. Really beautiful!

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  32. Ohh wow! I see your done already...Your top is gorgeous! Very nice work!!

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