Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giving Thanks, Winners and WIP

It's been a wonderful week of giveaways hasn't it?  Thanks again Quilting Gallery for hosting this fun Blog Hop. It's a perfect way to find other bloggers with your same interests and with inspiration in every click!

I'm humbled by the number of bloggers that hopped here, left thoughtful comments, and shared their Jelly Roll experiences and patterns.  There were so many great Jelly Roll pattern suggestions... Oh HOW will I make them all ;)

Before we celebrate our winner(s) -- let me say that I've had computer troubles all week... So we finally gave in and purchased a low end laptop that will hopefully provide some reliability for my blogging, tutorials and patterns (thankfully I've been $saving$ for it).  Any proud owner of a Windows 8 computer knows it comes with a whole lot of learning curve... I can do this!  I know I can...   Thanks for listening and for your patience.

A peak at the progress made on Quilting the Garden blocks since I last wrote.  You can read more about Quilting the Garden (by Blackbird Designs) here and here.

Block 1 is ready for this sweet little bird to be appliquéd.  The bird is fussy cut from the border fabric by 3 Sisters (Sentiments I think).    Isn't he darling ?  I plan to place these birds Broderie Perse style here and there on the blocks.  Have I mentioned I'm addicted to birds ?
Below Coneflowers #2 and #3 and a new leaf were completed on the Autumns Hurrah block.  Yippee!
Also, while in San Diego, I finished Coneflower #1 and this cute little bud on Autumns Hurrah.
I LOVE how this block is coming together.
For those of you on the lookout for the needle turn appliqué tutorial I promised -- thanks for your patience... I'm making progress.  I think I will post in sections and plan to get section 1 out this weekend.
And finally I'm excited to say I'm working on a new Recipe for the Moda Bake Shop...
Fingers crossed that you like this new recipe...  You can see my first recipe for the Bake Shop, Family Tree Quilted Envelope Pillow, by clicking here.

Oh wait... We need a winner don't we.... or better yet two winners!  With so many comments I've decided to add to the original giveaway.

The first winner will receive this great book:

Mr. Random Generator chose a number:

And the winner is:
Congratulations Deborah -- I've sent you an email so we can figure out the best way to get your book to Indonesia !!  Can't wait to hear back from you!

One additional giveaway -- this "sweet" little Quilt in a Day pattern by Eleanor Burns -- just perfect for Valentines day.

Mr. Random Generator choose another number:
And the winner is:

Congratulations Tamie -- I've sent you an email so we can get your pattern shipped right away!

Thanks to all who participated and special thanks to Mishka at Quilting Gallery for hosting this awesome Blog Hop with Give Aways! 

Take care all,


  1. Congratulations to the winners. Thank you for hosting the giveaways.

  2. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Thank you for the great giveaway.Have a bleaseed Thanksgiving!!.

  3. Your blocks are beautiful. I hope you share this journey as you take it..

    Congrat's to the winners and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  4. Looking forward to tutorials onyour applique method.. I love the 3 d effect yours has :) It is truly beautiful to just look at! Loved the blog hop and congrats to those that won! Kathi

  5. I am really loving your applique block too!
    Congrats to the winners

  6. Your blocks are looking great! Congrats to everyone who won!

  7. Sweet little birdie; ) have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  8. Congratulations to the winners! Your appliqué is wonderful, Karen!

  9. How fun. Congratulations to all the winners. I love those cone flowers.

  10. Hi Karen,

    Broderie Perse would be the only way to go! What a brilliant idea to use a bird from an actual fabric. But then you always do such gorgeous work - so I am not surprised. :o) Hugs.