Monday, July 28, 2008

Crafty Giveaway #2 - Closed

First of all, thank you to all who entered the first giveaway. I sent off Kimberly's prize last week and also the squares to those of you that requested them. I hope you all have had a chance to try at least one folded flower with the help of my tutorial. Feel free to pass on the link to others who might be interested in the directions. I've also started a flickr group so you can post photos of the projects (like the folded flowers) that are inspired by Crafty Giveaways. You can check it out and post here. On to the Giveaway!

This week's giveaway is in honor of my dear friend who is in the hospital having just delivered her two twin boys. (Cute baby pictures to be posted after I visit her.) I had a great time making quilts for them - but I overbought in the fabric department. (Surprise!)

My pattern for this first quilt included directions to make 12 blocks. As you can see, I only used 6 in the quilt, so I'm partially through the other 6. I am ready to move on to another project. So you can be the recipient of pre-cut, pre-pieced blocks. There is enough work left to do that you'll feel like this project is your own, but I've already done all of the cutting for you. You'll receive all of the fabric needed to finish piecing 6 different 14" star blocks, the red print sashing strips and some miscellaneous fabrics. You can see more detailed pictures of the fabrics here.

All you will need to add is the outer border fabric, backing, batting and binding. This giveaway gives you a jump on your next project. I will also include a copy of the original pattern instructions to finish the blocks. Of course, I am also available if you have any questions, but the pattern was really clear and easy to follow.


So here's the twist....if you mention my giveaway/blog and link to it in your blog, you will receive 3 entries in the giveaway. Just drop me a line or comment with the link to your mention. I'm still trying to get the word out about these giveaways. If you don't want to blog about me :( that's fine. You are still more than welcome to enter by leaving a comment. Tell us why you're interested in this giveaway. Is it the fabric? The challenge of those angles? The shear joy that someone else already cut the fabric out for you? Or just because? This giveaway will end on Thursday, July 31 at 10pm est. Spread the word!

13 comments:

Tine said...

What a wonderful prize!! The quilt is gorgeous...I would love to finish that second one :-)
I have blogged about your blog giveaways here:
http://sodeste.blogspot.com/2008/07/dyeing-sofacover.html

....wish me luck!

miniaturequilter said...

I like the pattern of the second one and that someone else already cut the pieces!!!Please enter me into drawing!

Sue Cahill said...

Wow, that prize is fantastic, wo could want more. The colors are perfect ( I have lots of patriotic fabric perfect for a border). The pieces already cut out - yeah!
Thanks for another wonderful giveaway.

Scottish Nanna said...

As i am Just learning to do quilting I would love to win It would make it easy for me to learn on I dont know how to put it on my blog Am just learning that too Thats the trouble when you get older it takes longer to learn LOL.
Hugs Mary.

nclangs said...

Cool. That would give me a head start on another project. Here's the link to my post that links to your blog: http://nclangs.blogspot.com/2008/07/sunflowers-are-blooming.html

Thanks again for the fabric squares. I was hoping to get the dragonfly fabric and I did!! :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I finished a diamond quilt last week! Not sure I would start on this right away but cutting is the hardest part :) Thanks!

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Jen I put ypur Give away on my Blog .
Hugs Mary.

sewdelightful said...

Wow! What a fun giveaway!

yetunde said...

i would like the pieces, because i need to do a service quilt for walter reed hospital, for the wounded service men. the quilting group that i am in are making quilts for the service men and women there. i am not at home, so i can not post your blog with this computer.

bethany said...

I love the fabrics-they are so pretty! Thanks for the chance!!

sarah said...

I would love to win this jump-start quilt. It usually takes me so long to pick out coordinating fabrics that I keep getting stuck at that stage and don't move on. With everything picked out and cut, I would be well on my way to something beautiful! Love your blog. Keep it up!

TLC said...

Wow, you are really generous! I love the fabric and the pattern you used for the quilt.

Sequana said...

How great it would be to get diamonds already cut! *S*

Really good looking stars in the one you did, btw.