Thursday, May 2, 2013

GIVEAWAY!!!! and then some

I've been working without direction these last days.
A bit of this...


with thoughts of teaching some 
SCRAPTASTIC 
classes in the fall.


And a bit of this...


pieces for my Karen Stone quilt, 
Wild Women Don't Get the Blues.
(I am loving that title!)
The color play is fun,
but, 
seriously,
how many paper pieced blocks can one make?
hee-hee


(do you see that Pacific Northwest sunshine?! YUM!)

Here's my design wall.
The Quiltmaker's Shoppe,
in Arlington, 
 agreed to give me a chance to teach in the fall,
 I bought a fat quarter pack 
of the more subdued
colors (bottom left)...and I think I like it!


When I saw this interesting color design, 
a wonderful idea popped in my head...


it's time for a giveaway!!!

Next Friday, 
May10 at 5:00, 
my youngest son 
will pick a number 
based on the amount of entries.

One chance -leave a comment and tell me how or if 
summer 
effects your quilting time.
Second chance -become a follower of my blog.
Third chance - get a friend to leave a comment and/or become a follower.
Everybody is welcome to play!



Prize?
I'll share with you some of 
the-way-tooo-much-but-oh-sew-fun-fabric 
I bought during the Karen Stone class 
at the Stichin Post in Sisters, Oregon.

luscious 
fat quarters 
from a new favorite of mine, 
Marcia Derse!

I'll leave you with a quote from a new favorite book,
Creative Thursday, by Marisa Anne,

"Creating is an organic process, and we need to allow it to unfold into what it is meant to become. Perfection already exists in what is. It is up to us to recognize it."


WOOHOO!!! 
I decided at the very last minute to join
a grand giveaway party!
Check it out at
there are soooooo many delicious giveaways!
Have fun!


103 comments:

  1. Wow Stephanie I love the second quilt - fabulous!
    Summer always affects my quilting time - I like to spend time working in my garden, so often I don't come in until it's dark (or cold!)

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  2. Summer just means quilting during more daylight hours for me :) Love the inspiration photo you spotted!!!

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  3. I am following you now too... the GFC button was hard to find!

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  4. I am a teacher so I get to quilt more in the summer. This summer I am taking a workshop from Malka!

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  5. Stephanie, I am a teacher so the summer is when I complete most of my projects and gifts for the year.

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  6. I am a new follower and look forward to reading your blog. Just a quick note that your follow button is really far down on your page and hard to find. You may want to move it to the top.

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  7. Steph I can't believe you can bear to part with that beautiful fabric.
    Just got today, a shipment of antique quilts for repair. Guess I'll be busy during the sunshine. Deb

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  8. My friend just introduced me to your blog, love the scrappy triangles and your log cabin blocks. Can't wait to see what you do with the rainbow vitawater inspiration.

    I live north of you in New Westminster and am enjoying our sunny early summer weather.

    Summer inspires me to use bright colours explore new ideas. I just took an embellishment class with Sue Spargo and am loving doing some creative stitching.

    Thanks for the chance to win a prize, I just signed up as a follower of your blog.

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  9. I have more time during the week, but less time on the weekend. Thanks for chance to win.

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  10. Summer means more sewing time for me, as I live in Florida, where summers are too hot to enjoy outside!

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  11. Summer isn't my time to sew. I'm usually outside doing something. I love the seasons that way. A little bit of everything in it's own time. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. I've never made a quilt. I'm going to start on my first one after my first semester of grad school.

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  13. There is not much summer time where I live in Norway, so it doesn't affect me that much. However, when the sun is out, We all head outside :-)

    Thanks!

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  14. Hmmm, It hasn't changed my quilting yet! Still dedicated as ever :)

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  15. Absolutely the summer effects my quiting...time wise. Between a number of upcoming trips, time in the garden and just playing outside with my kidlets, I don't get nearly as much done. But is is great to have something fun to do inside when it rains or when it gets way too hot outside. Thanks for th chance to win.

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  16. Summer and quilting...the hotter it gets for some reason the more I quilt. :) Dreaming about cold winter nights I suppose in an attempt to cool off. :)

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  17. I am a happy new follower! via gfc

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  18. Summer is very busy on our farm and my sewing/quilting time is greatly affected. I am hoping to get some hand quilting done.

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  19. Your quilts are beautiful! I am a new follower with GFC. Ilookforward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

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  20. I actually have more time to sew in the summer than other times of the year.

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  21. The summer does affect my sewing time as I have an allotment, but I certianly make up for it in the winter time.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Well it makes me stick to my sewing chair if I'm wearing shorts! :D

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  23. I'm hoping I'll get to quilt more this summer since my husband will be home (teacher) to entertain the baby!

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  24. I usually get to quilt more since the days are a bit longer.

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  25. Summer usually means I am outside playing with the kids and gardening instead of sewing.

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  26. I have much less time for sewing during the summer because I'm busier doing things with my family, with the kids home from school :)

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  27. I'm a new quilter so I haven't had a summer to see how it affects my quilting time. Here's hoping for more!

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  28. I am a teacher, so summer means a lot more free time for me!

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  29. Summer might affect my sewing but having a toddler in the house affects it more!

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  30. My son was in Pre-K this year, so this is my first summer having him "home for summer." So I don't know if my quilting time will be affected yet!

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  31. Your quilts are great! My summer quilting is cut short due to a visit from my daughter and granddaughter. They live 800 miles away so they stay for 3 to 4 weeks. We are so busy when they are here that it doesn't leave much time for quilting. That's okay. I get lots of quilting time all the rest of the year. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  32. I'm hoping I can sew a bit more during the summer...as I've been homeschooling and it keeps me busy! thank you.

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  33. I quilt less in the summer because I spend so much more time outdoors, gardening, and traveling

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  34. I get more time in the summer because my hubby takes the boys camping and I get an evening and morning to sew and clean before I join them at the camper.

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  35. I only sew in the summer on rainy days because the rest of the days I am in the pool or gardening

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  36. I am following you now. Love your blog

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  37. I think I quilt a little bit more in the summer because I don't have so much going on with the kids the schedule is laid back....

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  38. I mostly get to quilt at night after my daughter goes to bed, which inevitably ends up being later during the summer. So I think I quilt less in the summer.

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  39. It's hard to quilt in the summer when the weather is so nice! I need to set up my machine at a beach.

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  40. Most years our summers are so hot and humid that I am actually stuck inside and get more done!

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  41. Love your scrappy quilt!! Summer does cut down on my quilting time because my sons are both home. I still get a bit done, though! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. Hello from Minnesota! I guess summer improves my productivity - probably because I know my photographs will look so much better!

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  43. Summer does tend to affect my time available for quilting since we travel a bit and entertain more. However, some of the travel includes quilt shows and fabric shop, it all works out and benefits winter quilting time.

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  44. I am following you through Bloglovin.

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  45. Gardening and yard work leaves less quilt time!

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  46. Not much time for sewing during the summer, I'm usually on my bike or in the garden.

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  47. I'm a stay at home mom, but my husband is a teacher. I'm hoping with him home during the summer I'll actually have a little more time for quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. Summer means I can work later at night as the sun stays out longer!

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  49. We go a lot more, and as grandkids have more time, I have less time to myself. Quilting goes down the list, family moves above the top. Thanks.

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  50. I don't know yet - this will be my first summer quilting!

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  51. Ohh lots of pretty fabric! Summer wont effect my quilting this year since I am just now learning now :)

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  52. I seem to have more time in the summer since it stays lighter later.
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  53. I love to sit on the back porch and bind my quilts in the summer.

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  54. Summer gives me more time since I seem to have energy later while it's light.

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  55. Summer is BEASTLY hot in Houston, TX so I do more sewing and quilting in the summer.

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  56. I am a new follower. I love the first quilt! So fun to work with scraps!!

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  57. I get LAZY in the Summer heat, and I'm pregnant this go around, so... yeah. I don't anticipate much productivity.

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  58. I'll have time to sew again if I wear little boys out enough with active play all day! Hurray for summer!!

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  59. I'm currently a graduate student, so I get lots of time to work on quilting during the summer!

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  60. Summer cuts down all my craft time because we're usually outside instead! :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  61. Summer does cut down on my sewing and craft time. I am usually tending the flower beds at home or volunteering at the Botanica Gardens helping to keep it weed free as well. Thanks for the chance.

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  62. I hope I'll also find some time in Summer for sewing!
    Thanks for the chance.

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  63. Ha who ever thought vitamin water would inspire me to want to go sew? Last summer it actually helped because I was doing lots of hand stitching and would sit out in the sun and do it. This summer I'm guessing it means less sewing and more embroidery, because I hate sitting inside on the few nice days we get and then finding the summer is over! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  64. I'm a new follower through GFC.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  65. Since I am retired, I can sew whenever I get in the mood.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  66. Yes I do more quilt piecing in the summer. But I sew all year round.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. I probably don't sew quite as much in the summer as I have a garden to take care of and canning to do.

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  68. Summer doesn't change my quilting time really

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  69. I don't get much sewing done in the summer as there's no school for the kids and we are outside most of the time.

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  70. I don't quilt, but I usually get less crafting done in the summer. It's too hot to knit and I'd just rather be outside.

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  71. It's harder for me to sew in the summer because my girls always want me to play!!! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I follow you via GFC! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. The heat has definitely been distracting me from indoor activities.v

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  74. Since I'm a teacher I have summers off and theoretically that means more quilting time. Since I have four children, my mommy responsibilities sometimes cut that back, but I still have more time than during the school year. Thanks for offering the nice giveaway!

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  75. It doesn't change much during the summer. I sew and quilt as I am able, always depending on what is going on in our little household. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I'm a crazy quilter and quilt lots all year long.

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  77. Summer means more hours of daylight for sewing, but also less time because of the kids being off from school...and more birthdays that require presents made!

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  78. since I just retired, summer will have no effect on my sewing time.

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  79. summer doesn't effect my quilting time

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  80. I sew in my basement (quilt cave) which is the coolest part of the house, so I may actually sew more in the summer!

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  81. Summer does affect my sewing....I usually do more in air conditioning rather than be outside in the heat!

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  82. Every year I think that I will get more sewing done when school is out (i am a teacher)but I always end up having less time than I think I will have.

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  83. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

    summer is for making skirts!

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  84. new blog follower!

    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. WoW! Gorgeous quilts! If I'm traveling or out and about I carry my hand piecing or embroidery with me so I can stay busy. Don't want my hands getting itchy, hehe.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win. I didn't see a cut-off time so I'm hoping I'm still entered.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. I'm a new follower voa GFC. Are you going to use BlogLovin after GFC goes away?

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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