Thursday, 19 September 2013

Giveaway time and an old finish!

*The giveaway of a copy of Kristyne's beautiful quilty embroidery book, S is for Stitch, is down the bottom folks!*

Well it's been an exciting first week back at work. There's been far more work than I would have liked, but morning coffee and toilet breaks without an audience are high on my list of enjoyable new experiences. 

Because I haven't had much quilty time this week, I thought I should do a post I've been meaning to do for aaaaaaages about Princess's bed quilt. This is the second quilt I made, and was a significant step up from First Quilt (not my best effort!). 

As you can see, it has wonky stars, which was inspired by this absolutely gorgeous quilt (I can't find the finished picture, sorry!).  I used a variety of sherberty coloured fabrics I had lying around - lots of which were not quilting cottons. I have since learned that quilting cottons are much less stretchy and that trimming your blocks before sashing is a good idea!  Princess's favourite fabrics are the Hello Kitty prints.  Hence her quilt name.  Wait for it.  Wait ...

Hello Kitty quilt.  

That's right.  She's a genius.  It has a red striped binding and a matching pillowcase, to finish it off.

Why hello kitty quilt

Wonky stars are great fun.  This is the tutorial I used, which makes them really easy.  I think I'll make another one at some point.

Hubby was on photo duty.  As you can see he left it late in the day. *sigh*

Can you see the black smudge in the middle?  That's from when Princess had a tantrum the other day and stomped all over her quilt with dirty shoes (we're not allowed shoes inside!). It needs to go in the wash. *sigh*

In further news, da da dum .... it's giveaway time.  I know, right, how awesome is that?  Stash books are the best.  They heard about our little ABC quilt-a-long from S is for Stitch and thought that you, my lovely bloggy friends, would like to win a copy.  I pondered this for all of 30 seconds and agreed that indeed you would.

Would you like to win me? Would you?

So here we go.  The rules are:
  • anyone can enter
  • if you are a follower, you get another entry
  • if you mention and link to this blog post elsewhere, you get a further entry
  • post a comment for each entry
  • US residents will receive a hard copy of the book
  • Other country residents will receive an e-copy (it's a PDF so you can print up the pattern pages - cool eh!)
I'll draw the winner Sunday week (29 September) using the Princess random number generator and tell you about it on the Sunday ABC BOW blog post.  I think we will be up to D is for Dinosaur by then.  Coolio.

Good luck my quilty friends!

Linking up to Crazy Mom, TGIFF and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Howdy visitors.

PS - I love you all, but I won't respond to all the entry comments. 

83 comments:

Sarah said...

Ooh this book is definitely on my wish list!

Sarah said...

I follow via feedly!

thriftstorecrafter.com said...

This book looks adorable! thriftstorecrafter at yahoo dot com

thriftstorecrafter.com said...

I follow you via Bloglovin'. thriftstorecrafter at yahoo dot com

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance, I have been coveting this book since it came out

Fiesta said...

I already follow on bloglovin

sarahquilts.com said...

I'd love this book, thanks!

sarahquilts.com said...

I follow on bloglovin'

Kelly Young said...

I'm very impressed that this is only your second quilt! It's gorgeous!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Barbara Ensor said...

I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Susie said...

Great quilt! I follow but have already bought the book so good luck to the others!

Jusmom1 said...

I would love to own this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jusmom1 said...

I follow you on blog login! Thanks for the chance to win.

Annette said...

This book could really stretch my skills and patience! Do pick me!

barbara woods said...

Would love to win that book, thanks

Annette said...

I follow your blog!

barbara woods said...

I am a happy follower

Fran said...

Your latest quilt is really gorgeous, love those wonky stars! Thanks for sharing the giveaway with us International peeps (I love e books for craft & sewing).

Fran said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog, via email subscription, thanks!

Angela said...

I'm dying to win this book! I wanted to join the bow so badly but can't afford to buy it right now... Thanks for the chance!

Angela said...

I'm also a follower! :)

Sandra Sews said...

A lovely book and a lovely quilt!

Sandra Sews said...

I follow on Bloglovin

Vera said...

Your quilt looks great. It seems I need to add some wonky stars to my list :-) Who wouldn't like to win, right? Thx for the chance.

Paula said...

What a beautiful quilt. The colours are just gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win S is for Stitch. It looks like a great book.

Paula said...

I follow you via Bloglovin

quiltswithpersonality said...

Beautiful quilt! Thank you for the giveaway! Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

quiltswithpersonality said...

I follow you through Bloglovin Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

kim said...

That looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it.
I follow you on bloglovin. :)

Katherine said...

Darling quilt for your Princess! Such a great combination - girly fabrics and stars. Just beautiful!

Nita said...

I've had my eye on that book for awhile :)

Nita said...

I follow via bloglovin :)

Teressa P. said...

What a fun quilt! Great job :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Erika said...

Love the quilt! Thanks for the contest!

Erika said...

I follow via Feedly :)

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love your quilt, dirty footprints and all!! You will always remember this quilt. Love this book and would be honored to have it in my sewing room..Thanks for the chance.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I follow you by e-mail.

Aimee said...

Gorgeous quilt. Absolutely stunning, especially for a second quilt.

Mary Graff said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing book!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I just followed you over here after seeing your avatar- lovely palette for your latest quilt! Kinda like Briar Rose, but you did it yourself!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Just started following you and added you to my IG too (agalinsweden)

hydeeannsews said...

your old finish post inspired me to link up my first finish for crazy mom's link! way to think around the box. =) that book is so cute that if I did win it, I might just have to join you.

Emma's Daughter said...

I really want this book. If I don't win it I guess I'll have to get mad and buy it! *:0) rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Emma's Daughter said...

I follow you on Bloglovin' rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

happygoluckyquilter said...

What a lovely giveaway.

happygoluckyquilter said...

I follow you on bloglovin

Debbie said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

Debbie said...

Just saw the cutest C is for Cat! Very cute!

Kathleen O'Grady said...

Would love to win this book! Thanks

Kathleen O'Grady said...

I follow with Bloglovin.

Rae Jean MIles said...

would be great to have this book

Gill said...

I'd love to win a copy!!

Gill said...

I'm an email follower!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This looks like a wonderful book!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a follower via Feedly.

Miss Nancy said...

Thank you for this great giveaway for this wonderful book.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Miss Nancy said...

I follow you by email. Lovely blog! Thank you for this great giveaway.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Leonie said...

Oh exciting! Thanks Liz - I definitely wont have an excuse not to join in now ;)

Leonie said...

And I follow your blog here and on blogloving :)

cakegirl said...

I would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Egg's bits and bobbins said...

It would lovely to win this book, I'm using (borrowing) a friends at the mo, thank you for the chance. Xx

Miggsie said...

I just got this book from the library and would LOVE to have my own copy! Thanks!

Miggsie said...

I follow your blog via Feedly. Thanks again for the great giveaway!

Rose Smith said...

Loving those wonky stars! They look fantastic!

Rose Smith said...

I'm a follower of your blog :-)

d said...

I have your blog bookmarked ... and I love this book! Thanks to all for your generosity.

Lisa said...

Not sure if my first comment went through.
My girlfriend told me about this book - the embroideries are so cute! I would love to win a copy but if I don't, it is definitely one I will buy!

Elizabeth B. (blue.crab) said...

This book is so cute!

Elizabeth B. (blue.crab) said...

And I follow you on bloglovin

saskia said...

I would love to combine my old love embroidery with my new love quilting. So this book would be perfect for me.
Love you blog, learning a lot about quilting !

Ella and Nesta said...

I'd love to convert to embroidery!

Ella and Nesta said...

I'm an old Bloglovin' follower!

Pinspot said...

I blog with two of my sisters, and they both have this book. They are making the cutest quilts out of it!

Pinspot said...

I'm now a new follower. Thanks again for the chance!

Tiffany said...

Would love to add this book to my library :)

Tiffany said...

I'm a follower!

Kallie said...

Ooooo pick me! Pick me!! Pretty please? I would love to make this for my newborn son!!
Kalliebeaton @ hotmail.com

Kallie said...

I am also a follower via feedly!

Kalliebeaton @ hotmail.com

Mary said...

Simply love it! Great Job!
Thanks for the chance to win that great book!

Mary said...

I do follow you via email

Messy Mouse said...

Thanks for the give-away! I love this book!
themessymouse@gmail.com

Marca said...

I follow you via bloglovin.

Grandma Helen said...

I'd love a new book for my quilting library. Winter is coming so this book would be great to read by the fire.