Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We have a winner -- and some more fun!

Greetings fellow quilters!

Many thanks to everyone that commented on the Free Motion Quilting Fun tutorial and blog post.  I really appreciate your sweet words and feedback.  Thank you so very much!   My fingers are crossed that it helps those that want to Free Motion Quilt.

I hope you had time to peruse the fine selection of fabric panels and Aurifil thread at Bear Creek Quilting Company.  I would love for you to find a panel that makes your heart sing and give the tutorial a try.  

Be sure to send me a picture of anything you stitch and also feel free to send questions my way if necessary.

Special thanks to Bear Creek Quilting Company for providing the beautiful fabric, hosting the tutorial, and sponsoring the $20 giveaway.   

Now lets choose a winner!   As of 8pm EST Sunday there were 249 comments on the blog post.  I plugged these numbers into Mr. Random Generator and whalaa!  
Lucky number 77 is Geni Pickens!  Congratulations Geni -- I KNOW you will enjoy spending $20 at Bear Creek Quilting Company.  Thanks for sharing in the fun (and thanks for the follows). 
Geni please drop me an email or leave your email address in a comment so we can get you that awesome gift certificate from Bear Creek Quilting Company.
Before you go... 

An Announcement and another giveaway!


October 24th marks the start of the semi-annual Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side.
AmysCreativeSide.com

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is an outlet for the online community to share their quilts, large and small, hand or machine quilted, traditional, art or original design.  It's timed to coincide with Quilt Market in the fall and spring each year and runs for two weeks.

Your peers select their favorite quilts in each category and also select an Overall Viewers Choice quilt.  It's really a fun time and a neat way to get inspired.   (As Angie would say... "there's lots of eye candy"). 

You can enter two quilts per festival (in different categories).  Peruse my previous Bloggers Quilt Festival entries here (Spring 2014 Entry 1),  here (Spring 2014 Entry 2), here (Fall 2013 Entry 1) and  here (Fall 2013 Entry 2) .

Click the Quilt Festival image above to read more and get involved.  It's fun!!  I know I will put something in this year - I'm just not sure what.  

Another Giveaway!

I have been meaning to use this Fat Quarter Bundle of beautiful Benartex "Bohemian Rhapsody" for a year now -- needless to say I haven't touched it (see below).
I won this Bundle of 16 Fat Quarters on the Benartex Blog "Sew in Love with Fabric".  I couldn't wait to pair it with some neutrals and make a Chevron Quilt.  But... as it turns out... no time.
It's been sitting in my stash calling for help for nearly a year!  So today I offer it to one of you.

To enter the giveaway:

Leave me a comment below letting me know 1 of 2 things (or both).

1. What other tutorials or information would you like to see on the blog ? 
  • Free motion motifs ?  
  • Free motion table runner ?
  • Quilting other panels ?  
  • More wool applique ?  
  • More Needle Turn applique
  • More Redbird Quilt Co designs ?
OR

2. What would you make if you won the Benartex Bohemien Rhapsody FQ Bundle ? 

Just one (or two if you choose to answer both questions) comment -- that's all it takes this time.

Entries will close on Sunday, October 26th at 8:00pm EST

I will ship the fabric to a domestic winner -- and share a PDF of my Spring Basket pattern if an international winner is chosen.

Stay tuned for other fun stuff going on this month-- it's a busy time in the world of Quilting.

Have a good week all!

Hugs,
Karen

76 comments:

  1. OH, I am drooling over that fabric! I'd like to see more needle turn applique and more RQC designs. I'm not sure how I would use the fabric WHEN I win it (LOL), but I love that fabric.

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  2. I would love to see more needle turn applique and more RQC projects too. Thanks so much for including us oversea'ers too. Lovely pattern!

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  3. The fabric bundle is very beautiful. I'm at a loss as to what I'd make with it. I'd probably have to admire it for awhile. I'd love to see a FMQ tablerunner tutorial. I'm new at FMQ and am more comfortable working on smaller pieces. And more RQC designs, yes!!

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  4. I would love to see free motion motifs and I would love to win the fabric to make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift. Those colors would be perfect for my MIL.

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  5. More free motion motifs would be great & I'd make a quilt for my niece - thanks.

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  6. Beautiful fabric and if I won I'd make a quilt!! I'm itching to do more applique, so I'd live to see more needle turned applique!! Thanks for your generosity!

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  7. I'd like to learn more about needleturn applique, especially how to get those tiny thin points and deep curves. not the easy stuff.

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  8. I really enjoy your work that combines needleturn with wool appliqué! A new pattern that has both techniques it it and short tutorial that helps get us going would be great!

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  9. Your tutorials are so helpful! I suppose I should be interested in improving my FMQ. But I really love wool embroidery, and any of your designs (with a bird, of course) are a favorite. So I guess I'd be happy with any of the above!! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Gorgeous fabrics. Thanks so much for sharing, Karen. I would love to ee more applique projects.

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  11. I would like to see more wool applique.
    Love the bright colors!

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  12. I really needs some reds for a quilt I'm making! These would be perfect!

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  13. I'd like to see more RQC designs, they are always so lovely!

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  14. I would like to see more Redbird designs; I love them! I also love that fabric; if I won I would pair it with some other fabric I have and make a huge, bright gypsy-like economy block quilt. sarah@forrussia.org

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  15. HELLO, oh I think I'd make a new quilt from these Beauty's!
    Thanks for a winning chance!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  16. I would make a bag (or several bags) with the fabric. It's lovely!

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  17. Ooooh! would definitely use these Beautiful reds in a Quilt! Would love more info on FMQ loooove your tutorials!!

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  18. Free motion motifs! I would include them in a scrappy quilt. Beautiful fabrics!
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  19. I would love to see free motion motifs, or any free motion quilting.

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  20. Oh I think I'd make a quilt for my sister . . . these fabrics seem to speak her name to me! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  21. I would love to see more Free motion motifs. Oh, this fabric is amazing! In my favorite colors, too. I would love to make some little girls some special dresses from these!

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  22. I would enjoy fmq motifs! This fabric also screams EPP hexies to me! Then, of course, I'd do some fmq on them :)

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  23. I would enjoy more table runner tutorials and free motion motifs. How generous of you to give away your winnings!

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  24. I would like to see more about wool applique. The fabrics would be great for some new pillowcases and maybe a tote bag.

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  25. I would like to see more Free motion motifs and I would make a quilt if I were lucky enough to win

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  26. Thank you , Karen, for being so generous with those gorgeous fabrics. They would fit right in with some fabrics that I have to make a quilt. I would love to see more FMQ motifs. Sometimes it is hard to decide how to quilt a quilt so seeing new motifs would be a big help.

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  27. I love free motion tutorials, and I certainly need more of them. :) I also like needle turn applique. Thanks for everything that you share on your blog, and for the chance to win this gorgeous fabric! I would use it to make a couple purses.

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  28. i would to see More Needle Turn applique..thanks for the great giveway

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  29. I'd love to see more fmq motifs. I was never a doodler so my mind doesn't figure these things out without help!

    I'll make that chevron quilt for you with the fabric. I haven't done chevrons yet. Time to learn!

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  30. I would love to see more RedBird Designs and more needleturn applique.

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  31. What a fabulous bundle! I'd love to see a free motion table runner!

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  32. Those are my absolute favorite colors! Too bad you don't have time for them. Me either, but I'll make time! :)

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  33. I need to tackle needle turned applique, so that would be my input for you.

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  34. I'd love to see more RQC designs and more free motion quilting. That is on my list to learn.

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  35. Oh, that red bundle makes me drool! I love those colors together! I would make a table runner with that fabric and I'd love to see you make a tutorial for a free motion table runner!

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  36. This fabric is gorgeous. it would make a beautiful table runner.

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  37. I'd like any of those tutorials as I am just starting out in my quilting. Though I would be most interested in a free motion table runner. I would make a quilted tote bag I think.

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  38. I would love to watch a free motion motifs. Those colors are screaming valentines day gifts

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  39. I would like to FMQ a table runner. These fabrics would make a gorgeous quilt.

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  40. More Wool Applique! It is my favorite!
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  41. I love the look of wool applique and would like more about it.

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  42. I'd love to make some throw pillows to brighten up the house for the winter.

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  43. Loving that fabric!! I would like to see more free motion motifs. Thanks!

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  44. When I win this fabric, it will STAR in a new quilt! Thanks!

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  45. Free motion motifs would be wonderful! That's because I'll need it to quilt the Bohemian quilt I plan to make with your giveaway! ha ha! Doesn't it remind you of a romantic bedroom with gauzy curtains blowing in the breeze from the open windows..... and of course we have to mention the hunk who is massaging my feet..... :-)

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  46. The fabric bundle is simply stunning. I would make a quillow with it. Thanks for the chance.

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  47. I would love to see more needle turn applique. Thanks!

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  48. This fabric is Beautiful. I'm not sure exactly what pattern maybe Butterfly Blooms would work. It would look so great against a black.

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  49. How very kind of you to reshare and regift! I'm interested in free motion motifs and the table runner. Thanks. kthurn@bektel.com

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  50. I've been looking for just these colors to add to my quilt. kthurn@bektel.com

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  51. I would love free motion motifs, runners and love to see the panels! Great fabric - Thank you for the giveaway - I would use to make my friend a quilt! This fabric would be perfect for her!

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  52. I would probably make a quilt with it. It's so vibrant!

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  53. Those fabrics are gorgeous! I would make a quilt for my daughter. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  54. The fabric bundle is very beautiful, really. I would love to ee more applique projects.

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  55. I love the fabric - thinking christmas presents...i can see a table runner!!!
    Love more free motion quilting tutorials - something I can always use!!!!

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  56. I would make a quilt!!!

    corsaravantine at yahoo dot com

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  57. I'd make a wall hanging for my quest room!

    kyramcquary at yahoo dot com

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  58. These are so beautiful!!! I would make a dress for my baby girl that is due in February

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  59. Wow! These fabrics are awesome - LOVE the shades of red - and I hear them calling out to me to make a quilt for myself - I don't own a quilt that I have made but I would absolutely keep this.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  60. Would like free motion motifs. Would love to win this lovely fabric to make a lap quilt for myself. I love Bohemian fabric line. Thanks for the opportunity at a chance to win. Got my fingers crossed. Mr. Random number generator, you cutie, pick mr, please

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  61. I love the look of wool appliqué and would like to learn more about that. Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  62. Wool applique would be interesting. I have felted so many wool and cashmere sweaters but haven't made anything as yet. Thanks for the opportunity! I think the fabric would end up in several projects - I don't have much red in my stash. notwendy gmail

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  63. This looks like beautiful fabrics, I would make a quilt with large blocks to showcase the prints. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  64. Info on working with panels is always good, and all I ever make is quilts, so that's what I'd do with this bundle if I won. It's gorgeous. Thanks!

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  65. I would pair them with a creamy neutral and make a quilt.

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  66. I love your designs so would really love to see more of those as apwell as some more wool appliqué . As much as I would love to make a lap quilt for my granddaughter with this fabric I live in Canada but would be happy to win your pattern . Thanks for the chance .

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  67. I would love a FMQ table runner, I make mostly small projects and need some practice on my FMQ. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful bundle, I have some gold polka dots on cream that would go great with it! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  68. Love your tutorials and all your ideas, love more applique techniques. This fabric really speaks to me, I would love to make a quilt that shows the beauty of the different fabrics. It would be so pretty in our den. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  69. I love your needle turn applique tutorials so would love to see more of them!

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  70. More needle turned applique. I would also like FMQ on different kinds of blocks in a quilt. I would use this bundle for applique. I love it

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  71. I love seeing new RQC projects and I would also love to create a quilted bag w/checkbook cover and change purse using these Luscious fabrics.

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  72. Love the fabric, the colors, the prints....I would like to see more needle turn applique.....Thanks for the regifting, I love it.....

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  73. I'd make something for my valentine... most likely a lap quilt or something with these lovely pinks and golds!
    tsande@gmail.com

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  74. Love the colors Thanks for the giveaway.
    I would like to see a Free motion table runner.

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  75. I love everything you share but probably a free motion tutorial. I would use this fabric in a patchwork bag. The colors are fabulous.

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Thank you for your Sweet comments!