Monday, October 24, 2011

Design Wall Monday and Blogtoberfest Giveaway #3

The fish quilt from last week did not get finished. :-( 

The fish are done but I didn't get them attached to the border yet and I've decided that it isn't going to get done this week because Sadie liked playing with them too much. She can't relly hurt them, so I figured that I'd just work on something else. Here's what I chose.


This is another UFO that is pretty darn close to being finished. I remember when I was working on this (not an actual date or anything, but just in general). This was maybe the second quilt that I made blindly - no pattern and no real idea of what I was doing. I must've been thinking about writing a pattern for this because I have all kinds of notes about cutting, piecing, pressing, etc. I also have notes about doing this in the exact opposite way (black background and colored stars). I really like this, especially the bright colors and pieced border so I think I'll evaluate this, finish it, and go ahead and write the pattern. I'll probably also make this with the black background because I found the stash of black to use. Besides, that will probably help me to write the pattern. (Good excuse, right?)  :-)   I'll keep you posted on the satus of that; but don't hold your breath because I have no idea when it will happen.

Now on to the giveaway. Here's what's up for grabs this week in my final blogtoberfest giveaway .


This week's winner will recieve:
1/2 yard of  Pat Sloan's Sweel Liberty by P & B Textiles
1/2 yard of Nancy Gere's Uncle Sam by Windham Fabrics 
1/2 yard of the red star fabric by Judie Rothermel by Marcus Brothers
Simply Patriotic pattern by Me (Joanne Hubbard)
1 package of 10 Wonder Clips by Clover

I'm excited about this giveaway! I used each of these fabrics in my 15 Honor Flight quilts and I really like them all and thought you might also. Since the fabric was patriotic I thought that the Simply Patriotic pattern was a perfect match. An finally, the Wonder Clips. I love these things! Here are some pictures of how I've used them.

  

And look how wide these clips open. Can we call them wide mouth clips? Open wide!
  

So how can you win, you ask?
Here's how; and you actually get three (3) chances to win!

1. Leave a comment on this post by 9:00pm Wednesday (10/26/11), when I'll randomly pick a winner. (That's my nephew Steven's birthday. Happy Birthday Steven!!)

2. Earn a second chance by posting about this giveaway on your blog (and link to this page), and post a second comment here.

3. The third entry can be earned by becoming a follower of this blog, and posting again that you are a follower. (If you are already a follower, just leave a post stating so.)

I've enjoyed hosting these giveaways and am already thinking about the future. I've got an idea for around Thanksgiving time and some for during the winter months, so be sure to check back frequently.  :-)

Check out this post to see about the Traveling Stash Giveaway hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Check out Patchwork Times to see what other quilters have on their design wall today. You just might find your next project!

30 comments:

Denise :) said...

I love your UFO quilt -- it's quite stunning! And great giveaway, too -- please count me in!

Denise :) said...

And I'm a follower, too! :)

Pat said...

very striking ufo! it is really pretty~and gender nuetral! I like that! thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Pat said...

I just blogged bout your giveaway!

http://bellcreekquilts.blogspot.com/2011/10/patriotic-give-away.html

Margaret said...

I read you all the time, so I guess you can say I'm a follower

lorraine said...

those clips look fantatic! i think they could also work for seaming on my knitting stuff too! happy pre birthday steve :) raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

following :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fabulous giveaway!
I must look for those clips...I think I would really like them!

quilary said...

I do like your UFO, so please persevere and write a pattern. Love the goodies in the giveaway - thanks for the chance :) The clips look much easier to use (and open) than the hair clips I use on my bindings!

quilary said...

I am a follower :)

luntville said...

I became a follower.

Colleen said...

I love your patriotic fabrics.

Gari said...

Well, I love the clips (where did you get them?). And the fabric is beautiful. I would love to win these.

Kate said...

Very pretty "rainbow" quilt. It would look stunning with a black background.

Fran said...

Love the clippies..I am a follower. and in case my other post didn't get posted. I love your quilt and can't wait for the pattern. I love anything patriotic.

jybquilter said...

I think your quilt design is really terrific and would look wonderful in black, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie in WA said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Design Wall Monday, and I have to say, of all the little pictures linked to Judy, your pinwheel quilt caught my eye immediately. The border is fabulous. I must remember to extend the color into the border like you did!

Count me in the giveaway!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Your quilt just jumped off the wall (Judy's) and I had to come comment - This is very striking in the color flow and design - just lovely! Love to have stumbled on your give away.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am now a follower and look forward to enjoying your blog.

Jodi said...

Your UFO quilt is quite striking. Very nice. I'd love to have some patriotic fabric. My son is in the Marine Corps scheduled to be deployed next August so I'm collecting to make him a quilt to take.

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

I'm a new follower. Looking forward to going back through your blog and see what I've been missing.

Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Barry the Bone said...

You are so talented!You must come from a family of gifted people. :)

Anne said...

What a great give-away! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

quilt cookie said...

Love your pattern. Thanks for a chance to win.

Mom2RyandSis said...

I follow your blog :)

Mom2RyandSis said...

Love the UFO, Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Deb said...

Your quilts are very nice. Thanks for the chance to win fabric. Can never have too much.

Barry the Bone said...

I figured out how to be a follower! :)

elflyn said...

I love your UFO!
Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am a new sewist and any chance to build my stash is appreciated!

Sarah said...

Pick me Aunt Jo, it's my brother's birthday today and since I've had to put up with him for all these years, don't I deserve a present? Or maybe mom needs a present for putting up with us, lol!ngive the girls a hug from me, Frank can't wait to meet them at Thanksmas.