Sunday, December 9, 2012

Blog Hop Party With Giveaways!

Quilting Gallery is celebrating their 5th birthday and what a fun way to celebrate with a blog hop and giveaways.  There are tons of giveaways with this blog hop so make sure you check them out here.

Blog Hop Party











We had a wonderful snowy day here in Minnesota so I of course spent it doing some finishing work.  There is nothing like being cozy and warm inside while huge white snowflakes are falling outside.


My first project for today was to take the Angelsong block (number 312) and make it into an ornament for our Christmas tree.  I added the year to it, a 3/4-inch border, quilted it, added a hanging ribbon, stuffed it, and hung it on the tree.  And although I doubt I will ever forget that I made it in 2012, it is always nice to remember the year an ornament was finished, as it seems the older I get the faster the years fly by.


I then decided to quilt my Drop quilt.  This time I did not use my BSR,  I just turned the speed up on my machine so I could quilt the way I have in the past.  It was fun to compare the two as I just quilted a larger quilt using the BSR.  I think for smaller quilts I will definitely not us it as I can get smaller stitches and go fast.  The bigger quilts I think are definitely for the BESR, especially when there is so much more fabric to work with.


Now for the giveaway...I will be giving away the two fat quarter bundles shown above.  One is Parrot Flock and the other Seagull Flock by Thomas Knauer for Andover Fabrics.  After laying these out I was wishing I had purchased another one for me.  To enter the giveaway leave me a comment letting me know what you would work on if you had one entire uninterrupted day to do nothing but work on a project.  Would you piece, quilt, or work on a binding.  Would you applique or embroider something or do something entirely different?  For a second chance, as always, leave me a comment stating you are a follower or a new follower.  This giveaway will be open until Monday, December 15 at 7 p.m.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

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Jamie Lee said...

Fun, I love Thomas Knauer's fabric. I can't wait for his Thesaurus line to come out (I'm a former English teacher).

I would probably start a new quilt. I've been wanting to make Bizzy Kid by Cluck Cluck Sew and I have the pattern and fabrics. Maybe I could get it done in a day!

Jamie Lee said...

I'm a follower!

loralie said...

I would work on the 9-patch I'm making for a granddaughter.

slmartin at vtc dot net

Lisa Cox said...

I would finish the quilt I started for ME using the Pure by Sweetwater line.

Lisa Cox said...

I am a very happy current follower

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I would work on quilting my log cabin quilt.

Quilting Mama said...

If I had a day to myself, I would spend the day piecing quilt tops from the stash....an attempt to use up scraps.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower :o) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Quilting Mama said...

Yes, I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

B Greene said...

I would work on quilting - I do best when I have long stretches of time for that. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway chance!

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog - I have so enjoyed watching your progress this year! You should be very proud.

Tanya said...

I would work on quilting. Thanks for chance to win.

Tanya said...

I'm a follower.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I would work on my small pile of quilts that are waiting to be quilted. It would be wonderful to not have to do anything but!
Thank you for the chance:)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I have been enjoying your blog for a while now!

M-R said...

Ooh, fab fabric. A whole day just for me?! To dream the impossible dream. ;) I'd finish my Supernova quilt that I'm working on right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

M-R said...

I'm a follower! :)

Hilachas said...

If I had a whole uninterrupted day to sew, I would once-and-for-all finish the Penny Haren Applique quilt I started over a year ago. I need to finish the binding and then quilt it. I couldn't finish all that in a day but I would certainly get a lot done. . Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Hilachas said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog. . Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Carly said...

Beautiful fabric! I would probably work on some of my Christmas projects - new pillow covers, stockings, and a table runner for a gift.

Carly said...

I follow!

Mommarock said...

I would work on a new project hoping I could start something small and finish it in a day.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Jamie P said...

I am a follower!! Love, love, love your blog!!

Jamie P said...

If I win I will share my loot with you since you like it so much too!! If I had a whole day,,,,oh to dream, I would quilt on a project for my little one--finish the mini quilts for her American girl beds.

Laura said...

If I had the time, I would love to start a new quilt! Or spend the time finishing up all my WIPs.

Laura said...

I'm a follower!

Kathy MacKie said...

I definitely would piece, it's my favourite part of the quilting process.

bets said...

I would work on quilting 2 ufo's....for my son and his significant other!

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a follower.

bets said...

I am a new follower!

Connie said...

If I were to spend a whole day doing one thing it would probably be applique......I've got some new colors of thread! What a great giveaway!

Connie said...

I am a follower, thanks for the giveaway!

gccmom said...

I would work on finishing the embroidery on my Betsy's Closet- in stitches quilt. Then, I would try to get started on putting it together. I would watch Jane Austen movies while doing this!

gccmom said...

I follow via Google reader.

Georgia P said...

I love your site. Georgia

Georgia P said...

I am almost 12--am I your youngest follower? If I had a whole day I would put my mom to work on something fabulous for me!

Holli said...

I would start and make great progress on a new quilt!

Holli said...

I've been following you for awhile and am so in awe of your daily block making! (Cute angel ornament, by the way!)

Theresa said...

I would quilt, since I find it easier to piece in small chunks of time.

jmniffer said...

I am a start to finish project kind of sewer so I would spend the day working on whatever step I was curretly on. At this moment I am trimming away on lots of HST's. Thanks for the chance at your wonderful giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the second chance.

krisgray said...

I am a happy follower!

krisgray said...

Golly - that's a hard one! I keep telling myself if I had an entire day in my own sewing space that I'd get to quilting my barn raising BOM and finishing up my scrappy friendship quilt. However, I do love my piecing and it would be nice to clean out some more project boxes.

Kristi said...

A whole day to just sew...I would finish my daughters quilt top and start quilting the quilt together. What fun that would be. Thanks for the great giveaway

Kristi said...

I am a follower!

Susan said...

I am a follower. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

I would finish the I Spy quilt I have been trying to get finished for my oldest grandson. Thanks for the opportunity.

Judy said...

I am a follower!

Judy said...

I have designed a fall wall hanging and parts are cut out. That is what I would work one!!

Karen O said...

I would piece. I love piecing! Lovely ornament Kristen! I love Angels.

Karen O said...

Happy follower as you know my friend! I hope things have been well for you.

Francine said...

I'm a follower :)

Francine said...

ahh a WHOLE interrupted day????? Makes me drool just thinking about it! I'd finish up a twin quilt I'm working on and finally START my sons' Christmas quilts. I've already resolved that they're just getting the quilt tops on Christmas morning, then I will promptly snatch them back (to avoid fraying) and finish them sometime next month, heh heh. I'm a genius.

Leo said...

a whoel day - ha maybe finish up all those UFOs, some of them just need a bidning attached, some need sandwiching and quilting .. and I usuallyl leave those be how am I suppose to baste a quilt in 2 hours and where to store it until I get the next chance to sew?
Aye finishing loose ends it woudl be.
Now if I ould do anything just anything - at this time of the year, prepare a big lunch pack, a thermos bottle of tea take my slefge and find me a decent mountain and then be all groggy in the afternooon and drink more warm tea and read through my current books ..

Leo said...

and a follower here

Cherie said...

I am very new to quilting. So I would START a quilt :) SO cutting and piecing!

Cherie said...

Im a follower!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, one whole uninterrupted day?! I wish!!! I'd finish my sister's cot quilt, and maybe even get to start on a stroller quilt for her too...

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

If I had one whole, full day.. uninterrupted.. OMG.. imagine that! I'd love to get stuck into the Swoon quilt that I have planned for my Grandad. I've cut all the pieces for the blocks, but I haven't pieced any of them yet!

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

I'm a follower

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I would piece.. as piecing requires more off the machine time like pressing and putting them in place / designing them. Thanks for the chance!

kt said...

I am trying to learn to free motion quilt, so I would spend the day working on that. Fun question!

kt said...

I am a follower!

Gill said...

I would quilt - I'm trying to improve my FMQ and never seem to have enough uninterrupted time!

Gill said...

I'm a follower!

Deborah said...

What a great giveaway! If I had a whole day I would definitely start piecing a new quilt top.

Mary Beth said...

If I had a whole day to sew...I'd piece and hand quilt some UFO's.

Mary Beth said...

I am new to your blog...what fun.

Sandy H said...

Since I don't usually get them, I have a tendency to use whole days I have for quilting as "found time," and spend it doing fun stuff, like doing a fast project start to finish (like a disappearing 9-patch), or experimental techniques that I've been wanting to play with. Ongoing projects may get a piece of the pie, but I like to spend found time as play time, just like found money should be used for fun too!

Sandy H said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Heather said...

I would finish Christmas gifts.

Heather said...

I'm a new follower.

Marjorie said...

I always think that I'm going to finish one of the UFO's - which normally is a complicated piecing project. In reality I know I'll lose interest and have sore shoulders within a few hours, so then I'll kick back on the couch and do some hand quilting until my underside finger gets sore (never mastered an under thimble). Then I'm still good for a little applique.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I would get moving on the'Bluenose' quilt

Vickie said...

I would make tags for my quilts. Generous giveaway!

Kate said...

I would work on my knitting WIPs which are far too numerous. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Melinda said...

I would finish the Carpenter's Wheel quilt top I've been working on forever! It's supposed to go on my bed!

Melinda said...

I'm a follower!

Lori said...

If I had a full day to work on one project it would be my purple wonky stars quilt for my granddaughter. I have the pieces all cut out, but haven't done any sewing yet.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A 'turning twenty' quilt pattern is so easy to work up in an uninterrupted day!

Mary Ann said...

I would make my daughter a twirly patchwork skirt.

Katie said...

I love to pick out fabrics, quilt designs and sew quilt tops. Picking out the fabric for me can take a full day sometimes.

Katie said...

I am a new follower.

beaquilter said...

I sew every day! but with a 4mt old baby.... I sew, piece, iron, long arm quilt :-)

Needled Mom said...

If I had a whole uninteruppted day I would finish up some of my Christmas sewing with Christmas carols playing in the background.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower.

Joyatee said...

I would do some hand quilting. I'd love to get better at it, but I rarely seem to have the time to sit down and do it. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Barb said...

An entire day just to sew, eh? I'd pull out fabrics I accumulated for a Circle of Nines quilt by Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright.

Joyatee said...

I'm a new follower on Google Reader.

Barb said...

I'm a new follower - glad to meet you!

Jacklynn said...

An entire day? I would go through my WIP's and see how many I could crank out! Thanks for the give away!

Sandra said...

An uninterrupted day hrmmm. Well this is using our imagination so can safely assume no drug side effects as well. So would work on quilting my "Atlantis Rising" quilt which has been put on hold because of medical reasons.

After that applique or stitchery.

designcamppdx said...

I would finish two quilts that have been looming over my to-do list for a year. They always get pushed aside for newer projects and I'd love a single day to get them finished!

JLVerde said...

Follower

Valerie said...

Well, a whole day to sew would be fantastic! I'd likely piece my Swoon quilt-seems I never have time to work on that one!

JLVerde said...

Uniterrupted day of creating?

I'd have to work on a few of the stuffed toy patterns I've been meaning to get to. I need a new elephant for my collection.

Mary said...

If I had a whole uninterrupted day I would like to finish quilt tops that are calling out to me.
But of coarse my favorite is the starting a new quilt. From picking out the fabric, cutting and piecing, that's the most fun!

Mary said...

I am now a follower

Monica said...

Don't hate me for admitting this but every day is an uninterrupted day for me. And I spend every one of them doing some sort of quilting.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

A whole day?!! I would work on whatever took my fancy - probably some piecing and maybe some embroidery too!

Nikita said...

Piecing.. its very relaxing to me and if I had a whole day uninterrupted.. I want it to be as relaxing.

Nikita said...

I follow as well

fenna said...

I sew a lot of clothes for my kids, and myself mostly but also sometimes for my husband--I'd spend the time sewing clothes :)

fenna said...

I follow you :)

Anita said...

Oh, a whole day?!?!?! I'd just sew anything. Maybe a new bag for myself. =) or start a quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

Anita said...

I am a follower. =)

Bailey said...

I would work on the evergrowing pile of UFO's

Shannon said...

If I had a whole uninterrupted day I would spend 75% working on designing my next art quilt (so hard to do that in interrupted chunks) and 25% finishing lots of little projects!

Lil Bean / CraftyHourMom said...

If i had a day - I'd like to finish piecing my Wonky Stars quilt together! It seems a monumental task, as I chose to the blocks at random with lots of white space. - I'm a new quilter.

Thanks for the chance!

Lil Bean / CraftyHourMom said...

I'm a follower by GFC - Merry Christmas!!

KRubin said...

I would definitely piece! I find it relaxing!

Kathy H said...

If I had a whole day to work on something, I would piece. I usually can fit in the binding or stitching or applique in a short little piece of time.

Kathy H said...

I follow you already through GFC.

Denise Russell said...

I would piece all day long!

Janet said...

I have a small piece of the seagulls in orange and I love it. Would love to have this whole line. If I had a full day to sew I would work a little bit on a whole bunch of projects. That works the best for my short attention span :)

Janet said...

I'm a new follower.

Tiffany said...

I tend to only work on one project at a time, so I would probably do whatever needed to be done at the time! Although it is nice to sit down and do a big chunk of quilting in one big sitting, rather than in 15 minute increments over a period of weeks. :)

M. E. Stephens said...

I would work on the wonky log cabin quilt I'm making for a friend's baby.

I love your background picture, btw.

Lis said...

I actually have taken my last day of vacation this Wednesday and I have the whole day to sew! AMAZING! I'm going to piece together my version of the Value Dance Quilt. It's a gift for my sister!
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

java diva said...

I love making binding. I do not like piecing, i stink at it. :P Right now I have a few gifts to sew and I am right in the middle of a move!

Wendy said...

I'd start a new quilt for my baby nephew. Thanks for the giveaway, so generous!

PippaP said...

id finish a quilt that i've got on my frame

Lia*s Handmades said...

I would sit down and make a pile of my apple and fried egg potholders cuz i've sold most of them and gotta list more in my shop :)

Thanks for this giveaway!

Lia*s Handmades said...

I'm also a new follower through Google Reader

Suzanne said...

Normally I would say I'd work on a quilt but I'd love to get a dress done that I've put aside!

Katkat said...

I would probably work on several UFO's. mostly quilting and binding.

Captain StitchyPants said...

For one uninterrupted day? I think I would finally get over my FMQ hurdle. I've got a baby quilt basted and ready to go, I just need the time! Thank you for the giveaway - these blog hops are such a fun way to 'meet' other bloggers!

Lori said...

I'd work on unfinished projects.

mzlizzie said...

I would definitely quilt some of those tops I have waiting! I am a new follower!

Lori said...

I am a follower

Bossymamma said...

I'm a follower

Bossymamma said...

If I had a whole day I would make a start on a crazy patchwork quilt

leigh7911 said...

Oh, how beautiful! If I had an entire day (bliss!) I'd probably piece. I love watching little bits of fabric transform into something substantial looking. :)

~Kelie~ said...

I would work on piecing one of the 4 quilts I need finished by the end of the month!!! Thanks for the chance,

Kate Brown said...

If I had all day I would start the alien quilt for my grandson and tackle the applique! I love the fabrics for the giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

barbara woods said...

i would work on my quilt all day

barbara woods said...

i follow

annmarie said...

Cool fabric - thanks for the chance. IF I had a whole day I would start a new project - choose fabric, choose pattern & start cutting! I wonder how far I could get?? Merry Christmas.....

Irina said...

I would make some clothing for me

Irina said...

I'm a follower

Kaynik said...

I have a New York Beauty that I do here and there. I would love to have a full day to make more of a dent in it :-)

Kay
ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

Just Quilt It said...

I would piece if I had a whole day. I'm making a wedding quilt for my daughter, if she ever decides to get married. lol. It is a star pattern with many small pieces. I need piece and quiet to work on it!

Just Quilt It said...

I am a new follower!

Anonymous said...

thank you for the giveaway-- if I had a full day I would like to sew and bake with family
cjscraftcorner(at)gmail(dot)com

barb said...

I would quilt quilt quilt! Thank you for a great giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

LethargicLass said...

I would make myself the bag I have cut out but never enough time to get any further on it

LethargicLass said...

I am a follower :)

hueisei said...

I think I will start quilting my quilt

hueisei said...

I am a follower

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Tempo?...Gostaria de encontrar e bater muito nele,mas ele foge.Faria pelo menos uma colcha por dia,,,tenho material cotado para dois dias inteiros na máquina,sonhar não é pecado!.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sou seguidora de olho em seus blocos lindos,parabéns.

Ella said...

I would work on a handsewing project...maybe on an EPP.

Vicki H said...

I think I would start a new project, one for me! Please send some of your snow to Kansas.

JoyceLM said...

I would quilt a quilt top that has been waiting for me too many months. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks.

Janarama said...

I would start a new quilt.

Janarama said...

I'm a new follower via GFC.

Stephanie said...

new follower, gfc

Stephanie said...

I would make some baby quilts.

Sallie said...

I would do piece work because it's so relaxing. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Pat V. said...

I would be piecing. I should spend some quality time practicing free motion quilting, but I really like constructing blocks!

i'm beccy. said...

I would spend a whole day...maybe learning how to dye fabric with natural dyes. For sure some piecing. Probably work on a clothing project, too.

MugglePuggle said...

I would finish up the multiple projects that I'm currently working on! So many...

MugglePuggle said...

I'm already a follower! :)

Candice said...

I would work on some long overdue quilts- but I wold love to do some paper piecing designs :)

Judy B said...

I think I would start another new project. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Judy B said...
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Judy B said...

I am a follower! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Patty said...

I would work on binding. I am 3 quilts behind! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Thank you for the chance to win.i would sandwich quilts

Pink Scissors Design said...

Your angel ornament is darling! I'd work on a quilt if I had the whole day.

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail. com

Pink Scissors Design said...

new follower

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Reb Thack said...

I'd finish piecing my Christmas quilt... Um, for next year, now :-/

Reb Thack said...

I'm a new GFC follower

Mary said...

Today after I get out of bed I intend to piece a quilt that is a Christmas present. I hope to quilt it on my next day off - Monday.

Mary said...

I am an old follower.

Ali said...

What a wonderful generous giveaway! If I had a whole day to work, since I've almost finished up all my in progress works, I'd start a new quilt from scratch and see if I could piece the whole top, since I have so many ideas that want to be made!

conny's quilts said...

I would jump at my sewing machine and work all day on patching new blocks of my new blue and white sampler bed quilt (King size...) What a goguous give away you have, I feel spring when I see those sunny fabrics of yours, althought winter is just starting here....Have fun with your give away and thanks for organizing this.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

This is a beautiful choice of fabrics.
If I have one full day time for my projects, then I'll make some bags for me. I'm wanting to make some bags for quite some time, but haven't had the time for it. So it's time... :-)

Emily C said...

A whole day for me? woot!
I would finish the top of my applique quilt and get it ready to be quilted.

Mom C said...

I have a quilt top that is begging to be quilted. Love to get it done. Thanks.

Melissa Loves Color said...

I would piece! It's my favorite part of quilting. :)

Melissa Loves Color said...

I'm a new follower! :)

Jo said...

I have 3 quilts I need to finish up little things on before quilting I would work on these

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Piecing is my favorite so that's what I do! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

And, I'm a follower!

rutigt said...

I think I would do a lot of handquilting. I´m so behind with that :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Martha said...

Oh if I had an iterrupted day I'd work on a new quilt and some hand stitching.

Maria Wallin said...

If I had a full day, I'd finish my latest tutorial quilt for Moda Bakeshop, which has been work in process for waaaay to long now...

Linda said...

ALREADY FOLLOW>GFC!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HI! WORKING ON A 12"BLOCK BED QUILT+I WOULD PIECE BLOCKS ALL DAY LONG-UNTIL I WAS STIFF+SORE PROBABLY-LOL!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIVEAWAY!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Susan said...

I would finish a quilt I should have had done 2 years ago...a wedding gift for my niece. I feel so bad I haven't completed it yet.

Catskill Quilter said...

With an uninterrupted day in the workroom, I would experiment with appliqued mug rugs!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog. Happy holidays!

Sandy D said...

I would get caught up on Bonnie Hunter's Free: Easy Street Mystery Quilt.I have a little done but need to catch up.

Anne-Marie B. said...

I would start piecing a new quilt top! Thanks for this great giveaway!

Jolanda said...

I probably would hand quilt sitting on my favorite sofa.

Beth said...

I would baste and quilt a UFO that I wanted to finish by Christmas!

Beth said...

New follower!

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