Saturday, February 15, 2014

Redbird and Berries Winner and New Wool WIP

Hi everyone -- so very excited to announce the winner of the Grow Your Blog & Redbird and Berries Giveaway.   Thanks again to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for hosting a spectacular Grow Your Blog event. 

My blog certainly grew and I'm thankful for each and every follower (old and new) -- welcome and lets have some fun!!

There were an overwhelming number of entries in the giveaway -- I can't thank you all enough for your generous comments and positive feedback on the "Redbird and Berries Mini Quilt.

Before we get to the winner I wanted to share a new wool design I've been working on for the upcoming Winter Recess Fiber Arts Festival.  The stitching is done but I've yet to quilt, bind and label it for Monday's show -- Gosh I wonder if I'll make the cut ?? 

I wanted to make something springy -- because you know -- I think we've all had enough cold and snowy weather here in the North East...  What do you think ?

 The Back:
  
 I'm not sure yet what I'll name this design but I'm enjoying the way it's coming together.  Of course I'm always bugging my sisters and husband for their input -- Hope I don't have to pay them by the hour ;)   

Would love to get your feedback on it -- too bright ? just right ? background opinions ?   I'm kinda finding my way with this design work so thanks for any feedback good and bad.

Ok -- now the winner....

There were 382 comments on my blog and over 100 comments on the Bake Shop Blog -- WOW... that is just awesome - thank you all so much.

Mr. Random Generator was used to choose the winner:
And the Winner is:
Congratulations France -- I'll be sending you an email later this evening and I look forward to getting your package in the mail.   

By the way -- this is my 100th post -- how did we get here ?  Stay tuned this week for a giveaway -- I would love to celebrate this milestone.

Have a wonderful weekend all !
Karen

26 comments:

  1. Congrat's to France.

    I like your new design but feel the background fabric competes with your beautiful applique

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    1. Thanks for the feedback on this Jacqueline -- I went back and forth on that background fabric. I think I'll finish it up with a solid border and see if it helps frame and focus the wool applique. I'm torn on it. I do appreciate your honest feedback - keep it comin' Hugs, Karen

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  2. Your wool design is delightful. Congratulations to France. Blogging is Bliss...

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    1. Oh thank you Createology -- I'm still trying to get the hang of this "design" thing :) I appreciate you stopping by and your kind words... Blogging IS Bliss -- take care. Karen

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  3. Congratulations to France. I was curious about whether or not the Grow your own Blog Hop did actually grow one's blog .... thanks for answering that question..:D Here's hoping spring is on it's way very soon.

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    1. HI Kate! Glad you stopped by - I didn't calculate exactly how many new followers I gained but I think it was more than 50! WOW -- isn't that exciting. The Grow your Blog week paired perfectly with the Redbird and Berries Moda Bake Shop recipe so it was the perfect storm for my blog... Yippee!! I'm thrilled to have everyone here and I love the feedback. We've had two days in the 40's and it is suppose to go back to the 20's daytime and 0 temps at night soon - wishing for spring here too!! Take care, Karen

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  4. Wow! I'm so happy to have won this starter kit! As soon as I receive it, I'll start to cut, sew and stitch those cardinals and berries. That will push some of my projects down the waiting line but this quilt will for sure add some color to the last weeks of winter. Thank you Karen!

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    1. Yay France -- I'm so excited for you - you are VERY welcome!! Please let me know if you run into any trouble with it. I have the redbird mask tutorial nearly ready to publish too! Take care and congratulations. Karen

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  5. Love your new kit. The colors are so beautiful and your stitching is exquisite.
    Wow look how neat the stitching is in the back. Fantastic job!!!!!

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    1. Awe thank you Linda -- it is so sweet of you to comment. I was trying to get that "spring" feeling going on -- although it is only February I'm ready for the warmth and the colors and the excitement of spring and summer. Thanks again for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Karen

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  6. I love everything about your new stitchery, the colours, the design, everything. I haven't done applique with wool fabrics before, and since I have "met" you I have decided to go find some to do. Congrats on your 100th post. Mine was about a week ago, and it was only when I was doing 101 that I realised that I had passed a milestone.

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    1. HI Dasha! Thank you SO VERY MUCH for your comment. Working with wool is so much fun - it moves along quickly and allows you so many choices with threads. I really appreciate your feedback. Now to get it finished up. I'm still not certain about that background but I'm hoping a plain solid border will set things off. Let me know how you make out with your first wool piece. Congrats on your 100th post! Karen

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  7. I like your new projects especially the background fabric. Congrats to the winner.

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    1. Hi Carrie -- isn't it funny how we all have different taste -- I struggled with stitching on that background fabric - it was a love / hate relationship ;) Now to get it done and make the final call on it. Ha, ha, ha. Thanks for your kind words and honest feedback - I do appreciate it. Take care.

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  8. Lovely new project. CONGRATS to the GYB winner :)

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    1. Thank you Micupoftea -- it was fun to make!! I appreciate you stopping by.

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  9. Congrats to France Nadeau for her win. and a suggestion for you new quilt. Smell the flowers and Soar.

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    1. Dawn that is a fantastic suggestion! Thanks so much for sharing it with me -- and also thank you for your awesome post summarizing the GYB winners. I'm glad you're on board! Karen

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  10. Congrat to France.Love your new design.Have a fun week!!

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    1. Thank you Rosa !! I'm still loving that Bird of Paradise you did -- gosh I wish I had the patience for it. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. Karen

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  11. Congrats to the winner, and your wool block looks absolutely adorable!

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    1. Awe thank you Wendy! I struggled with the background and will make a final call once I have a border and some quilting on it. I do appreciate you stopping by and your feedback ! Hugs, Karen

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  13. I 'm stopping by through the Sew and Sow blog, which works out great since I meant to comment on your free motion quilting. Those feathers are beautiful! I may try out that bump back method--what I 'm doing now seems to be lacking--haha!

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    1. HI Karen - isn't that giveaway that Jan is hosting just awesome !! Woohoo! Thanks for stopping by and let me know how you like the bumpback feathers. I can't wait to try them again. Take care, Karen

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