Monday, 10 December 2012

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Giveaway

UPDATE - GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED.

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So, a few weeks ago I registered my blog with Quilting Gallery.  If you haven't come across the site before, there is a Quilting Bloggers' Directory, weekly contests, regular block parties and quilt-alongs, and lots more.  This week is the website's fifth birthday and they are hosting a blog hop with giveaways.  Click on the button below to find a whole bunch more to enter if you are so inclined.

  Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

If you have found your way here from Quilting Gallery - welcome!  Please feel free to take a look around my blog - I have been quite busy sewing the last few months and there are even a couple of tutorials if you're interested.  To regular readers - welcome back!

Here are a couple of mosaics showing my recent(ish) projects - this one is the wrap up for October:


And this one is the wrap up for November:


Onto my giveaway.  Up for grabs is a fat quarter of each of the DS Quilts fabrics pictured below.  The whole DS Quilts thing doesn't seem to have really caught on here in New Zealand, but I understand that these fabrics can be hard to come by in other countries.


To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post.  I would love to know what you like to see  (or would like to see more of) on quilting blogs.  Followers (new and existing) get a second entry - just leave me a second comment letting me know that you follow.  I'm very happy to ship internationally, but you probably won't get the fabric before Christmas because parcels move a little slower at this time of year.

This giveaway is open to everyone, but if I can't contact you, you can't win!  If you are a no-reply blogger, please make sure you leave your email address in the comment.

The giveaway will stay open until around 10 am Sunday 16 December (New Zealand Daylight Savings Time), and I will use the random number generator at random.org to pick a winner then.

Good luck everyone!

UPDATE - GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED.

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Anna said...

What I'd like to see more of on quilting blogs is people's mistakes. Seems a bit strange, but I actually like seeing where people have gone wrong and what they have done to correct it (or even if they have given up because it was too hard), because it helps me learn as well.

Anna said...

I follow via Blogger dashboard.

Lia*s Handmades said...

I have to say the mistakes that Anna mentioned are a good idea, but who really likes to show their slip-ups? I certainly don't, but am always glad when I manage to hide them. What I like to see on blogs are tutorials tbh, but that's probably because I'm a beginner when it comes to actual quilting so I'm usually browsing the net for help lol. Thanks for this giveaway!

Lia*s Handmades said...

I follow your blog via Google Reader

Beth said...

I love to see lots of tutorials. And good organization!

Beth said...

I follow via GFC!

Mary Ann said...

Great color combinations for inspiration.

Mary Ann said...

I follow on google reader.

gccmom said...

I like to see tutorials for simpler projects that can be made with small amounts of fabric.

gccmom said...

I follow on Google Reader.

Theresa said...

I enjoy seeing the process, works in progress.

Theresa said...

I follow on Google reader

Macska said...

I'm only just starting to get into quilting, so what I like to see on quilting blogs are good, detailed photos of what people have made (as inspiration).

Macska said...

I'm a follower of yours as well. :-)

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I like to see tutorials and photos of projects, in progress and finished. It's so much inspiration.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I'm a follower of yours. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

Kirsten said...

I love seeing inspiring projects and tutorials - thanks for the chance to win!

Kirsten said...

I am a follower too.

Irina said...

I like seeing other quilts to get inspired and if they can share some quailing tips and tutorial is great. thanks for the chance!

Irina said...

I also follow your blog

Nati said...

I love these fabrics, in blogs I love great projects and awesome crisp pictures! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nati said...

I am a happy follower.

Catherine said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway. I like really good photos shot in good light - ones without flash are best - but know from experience how difficult it sometimes is to achieve that!

Catherine said...

I'm a follower:-)

Anna said...

I like to see nice photos of fabric and projects with clear information about where the pattern came from (if they used one) and what fabrics were used as often they can look very different in a project than they do as a FQ! Thanks for the give away!

Anna said...

I also follow your blog!

Judy said...

Tutorials are nice but I also like quilt alongs. I love seeing how different the same blocks turn out with everyone else's favorite fabric. Thanks for the chance.

Judy said...

I'm a happy follower. Thanks for the chance.

Karen M said...

I like lots of discussion on what the quilter has been doing, how they've gone about it, why they did what they did with their design choices, etc.

Deborah said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I would like to see more step by step tutorials - especially of smaller projects.

M-R said...

I like to see people's decision process - why they made design or colour choices, etc. Thanks for the great giveaway!

M-R said...

New follower! :)

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

I like to see projects - complete with failures!! and lots of pictures!

Sowing Stitches said...

The more personal and the more the individual shines through the more often I read a blog. We are all different in our techniques, styles, color choices...I enjoy the variety in seeing everyone's individual projects.

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Courtneysews said...

Would love to see more tutorials! You make such pretty things! Thanks for the chance to win!

Courtneysews said...

New follower!

Katie said...

I like lots of pictures and a style to similar to mine.

Katie said...

i am a new follower

B Greene said...

I love detailed photos and tutorials. I also like to hear about the process behind the project - the how's and the why's of the project. I also love great fabric photos and interesting fabric/color combos!

Thanks for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

I am your 100th follower!!!! WooHoo!!!!
Congrats on reaching that milestone and thanks for the extra chance to win (I love Denyse Schmidt fabrics!).

Heather said...

I like to see the entire process from choosing the pattern and fabrics, to mistakes, to finished product.

Heather said...

I'm a new follower. So nice of you to ship internationally!

Melinda said...

I like lots of pictures in tutorials, and I like feeling like I really know the blogger.

Joyatee said...

I like big, clear pictures in any blog I read. I think you do a great job. Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

Joyatee said...

I already follow on Google Reader.

Kate said...

I like to see lots of pictures - yours look beautiful!

Donna said...

I'd like to see projects for brand new quilters. Your fabric is beautiful!

beaquilter said...

cute giveaway

Kelsey said...

I like to see pictures and tutorials :)

Kelsey said...

I'm a follower too :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Adore that fabric!! I like seeing progress of people's projects and being inspired by different ideas!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I am a new follower :)

Natasha said...

I love to see the projects people are working on!

Lori said...

I love to see photos and tutorials.

Nikita said...

such beautiful fabrics! I like seeing tutorials!

Nikita said...

I follow as well

Anita said...

I love quilty inspiration...pictures of your work - in progress or finished! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

Anita said...

I'm following.

Chelsea said...

How did I miss your dat star post? Amazing block!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Chelsea said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm always looking for new and unique projects people are working on.

Lyanna L. said...

I love photos and tutorials on quilting blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

I love the tutorials and pictures for inspiration

Mary said...

I follow your blog

KRubin said...

I am new to sewing/quilting, so I like to see tutorials with lots of pictures and videos! :)

Lil Bean / CraftyHourMom said...

I love lots of photos & some tutorials! I'm a new quilter, so everything is exciting right now. :) Thanks for the chance!

Lil Bean / CraftyHourMom said...

I follow you too! Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

I love to see lots of pictures and finished projects!

Laura said...

I'm a new follower!

Kathy H said...

I like to see more detailed pictures of harder to make projects.

Kathy H said...

I am a new follower.

PippaP said...

im a follower

PippaP said...

I love your photos and quilts,

Heather Bassett said...

I follow blogs for inspiration and tips.

Karen said...

I love to see helpful hints and new ways to do standard piecing. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Wendy said...

I like to see progress and process posts, showing us how you do things

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Lis said...

I like to see patterns with tutorials that are detailed or last over two or three weeks posts. I'm working on a Value Dance Quilt from Stitched In Color right now!
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nancy M. said...

I would love to see an app for inventory for fabric. love the material. thanks for the chance to win.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love free patterns and tutorials :) Super giveaway - cheers!

Janet said...

I love photos and a little bit about you and where you live interspersed with the sewing.

Suzanne said...

I love DS prints :) I always like looking at nice photos of projects, finished or in progress.

Quilting Mama said...

Love the give away. Thank you--- in advance.
As for what I'd see--- more modern quilting. Love all the different designs in small spaces. Need to see more to get inspired to do my own.

barbara woods said...

i just love to learn from quilters

barbara woods said...

i follow by gfc

Bossymamma said...

I'm following via GFC

Bossymamma said...

I like to see tips and tutorials on blogs.

Katkat said...

I love tutorials and quilt eye-candy

fenna said...

I like seeing how they make beautiful fabric into something to show off that beautiful fabric :)

Adrianne said...

Hi Katkat - at the moment you are a no-reply blogger, so you need to update your comment with your email address to be in to win.

Adrianne said...

Hi Heather - at the moment you are a no-reply blogger, so you need to update your comment with your email address to be in to win.

Nat at Made in Home said...

I am a follower!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love tutorials on blogs, you can learn so much from them! Also reviews of books, honest ones...

Kaynik said...

I love to see a quilt come to life before my eyes :-)

Kay
ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

jmniffer said...

I like tutorials, works in progress and pictures! The idea of showing mistakes and how they were fixed is intriguing. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I am a new follower.

Helen said...

I love lots of pictures and inspiration and some tutorials to go along... But the pictures are what get me in--your recent(ish) quilts had me at hello! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Helen said...

...had me at hello and now I am following along! Lovely to be here :)

Just Quilt It said...

I'm a new follower!

Just Quilt It said...

I love to see tutorials on blogs.

Sallie said...

I love photos and patterns. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Allison C said...

I love seeing pictures of finished projects or projects in the works. Tutorials are also appreciated.

Allison C said...

I'm a new follower

Stephanie said...

I follow.

Stephanie said...

I like to see photos along the way, and turorials.

Julie Fukuda said...

I am really impressed with all the Quilting gallery does to join quilters from all over the world. (And when I have a problem jumping through the technical hoops, they are so kind to help)
I do all my work by hand so I like seeing other hand work but am amazed at the speed that others turn out quilts.

hueisei said...

I love to see beautiful quilts pictures and tutorials.

hueisei said...

I am a follower

LethargicLass said...

wow you are prolific! I have more small finishes in a month than big like you :) I cannot get enough of tutorials... I always learn something new from each one and I love making new things!

LethargicLass said...

I am a new follower :)

Ella said...

I'd love to see more tutorials!

Carmen Nuland said...

I'm a beginner so I love to see tutorials. But I also love to see inspiration posts by viewing what others have done - like you show in your mosaics. Thanks for the chance to win!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Nova seguidora GFC 118,Obrigada.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Tutorias sempre,amo.Obrigada pela chance .tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Deb said...

I always love tutorials with plenty of clear pictures. I also can be persuaded to join in a quilt along occasionally.

Vicki H said...

I like to see others work for ideas and inspiration.

Michigan Gal said...

I love learning new techniques, especially simple ways to do things that look complex. Thanks for being part of the blog party!

Michigan Gal said...

I am now an official follower of your blog!

Adrianne said...

Hi Carmen - at the moment you are a no-reply blogger, so you need to update your comment with your email address to be in to win.

Adrianne said...

Hi Vicki - at the moment you are a no-reply blogger, so you need to update your comment with your email address to be in to win.

Candice said...

I love a clean crisp look and seeing that the person is real :) Projects that interest me are great too!

Needled Mom said...

I am surprised the DS fabrics have not caught on there, I always love seeing tutorials and fun projects.

Patti said...

I like to see fabric combinations and tutorials. Your DS fabrics are great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Patti said...

I'm a new follower!

Judy B said...

Lovely fabric! I like tutorials on Blogs. Seeing pictures helps me.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Judy B said...

I am a new follower GFC. jbechosend at sbcglobal .net

Mrs.Pickles said...

Thank you for the chance to win. i like pictures

OhioLori said...

Since I'm new to Quilting...I looove the Tutorials on the Blogs...but getting to know the person thru their stories & projects...makes me feel like I have made a new friend too.

Thanks for chance to win your drawing! :)

OhioLori said...

I am a new follower of your Blog too, thru GFC,

Thanks for sec9ond chance to win! :)

Pink Scissors Design said...

I like to see tutorials, giveaways, and recipes!

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Pink Scissors Design said...

new blog follower

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Faith said...

Im your new follower!! I would like to see more applique with batik ideas in blogs around the world.... one day when i get time I will have to write down my ideas in my blog... which is slow going as Im so busy but wow making friends with all you wonderful quilters are giving me inspiration

Ali said...

I love those, and haven't seen them before! I like tutorials, or links to tutorials. I also love "how tos" like how to choose colors that go together, how to combine large and small prints, and stuff that makes me feel smarter when I'm done reading it!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like a clean look, clear photos, more 'in-progress' rather than finished projects, tutorials are fun and seeing different fabrics and colors used.

Leo said...

what I liek on blogs is - have the feeling theat her is a person behind it rather than the blog just being an outlet to promote a store or the own patterns. Ilike to see errors, and getting a response to comments

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michellsplace said...

Ifollow via GFC

michellsplace said...

michellsplace@gmaildotcom

memmens said...

Gorgeous fabrics - thanks for sharing. I'd love to see more sharing of mistakes, failures and errors...I'm probably as guilty as anyone else for not sharing those things, I will try harder!

memmens said...

I'm following you - thanks!

Michell said...

I like see ing nice easy to follow tutorials

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

i love great photos and frequent post (at least once a week)..

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

i'm a new follower..

Beth said...

I love ideas for using scraps, and ideas for organizing fabrics/what fabrics to use together

Beth said...

I follow on GFC

Melissa Loves Color said...

I really love seeing what people are working on. It is very inspiring!

Melissa Loves Color said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks! :)

Emily C said...

I love tutorials that make intimidating new skills easy to understand. Like paper piecing, applique, making your own binding.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I follow... thanks for a great giveaway!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

My favorite blogs have lots of pictures and show all phases of their quilt making. I learn a lot from the choices quilters make.

rutigt said...

I like tutorials and I like bag patterns :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I just like seeing pictures of peoples work. It inspires me to get into my sewing room.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I am a follower

Maria Wallin said...

I'm also one of those who want to see process photos, mistakes, fixes and problems. It teaches me so much about other process and learning from others mistakes instead of making them myself is always great =)

Jo said...

I think I am agreeing with many others here when I say I love seeing all the beautiful things people make and how they make it. But it would also be nice to see things that don't always turn out perfect, so perhaps where people go wrong and how they fix it or if they abandon altogether!

Susan said...

I LOVE to see PHOTOS.

Sandy D said...

I too like pictures.Maybe a short quilt a long or mystery quilt along. I am a new follower.

Maria Kievit said...

New follower. Nice giveaway! Thanks for participating.

Martha said...

I love to look at pictures and the process involved into making those beautiful things.

Martha said...

I'm a new follower.

SIMPLESEW said...

I am an ole follower

SIMPLESEW said...

Its hard to say, what I want to see more of, I like the basics because I am new to quilting, clear step by step short tutorials. I only follow blogs that keep my interest and since I was already a follower, I am happy to say, We're blog buddies. I would suggest and just suggest you take all the white down off your site some.. Compliment your style of color.

Martina said...

Lovely things on the Mosaik! I love to see pictures of finished quilts and projects, but also tutorials as I have no quilting friends around. So blogland is the place where I learn.

Martina said...

I am a new follower! Look forward to read more!

Cindy said...

I am a new follower! Great job!

Cindy said...

I really enjoy seeing what everyone is working on.

Angie said...

I'm following.

Angie said...

I love blogs with tutorials. ;)

cyndiofthevortex said...

Just more, more, more pictures of quilts!

cyndiofthevortex said...

I'm a new follower. I look forward to getting to know you!

Melissa said...

I love seeing tips/tricks/reviews. It's always nice to know how other people are doing things because their way might be better than mine!

Melissa said...

I'm a new follower!

Coffee Break Whatever said...

I don't know what the DS thing is..but those patterns/colors are gorgous! What I like seeing in a blog is what you are doing, instructions, patterns etc. I like to learn from others. It inspires me to do more!
Thanks for the chance!
Cheri
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Elena said...

Beautiful fabrics!! I would love to see more free motion quilting tecniques using a domestic sewing machine and more sewing tips :).
thanks you so much for this chance to win

Sandra said...

Quilting mistakes. You don't often get to see mistakes that could happen. It just seems that nobody makes mistakes except beginners. Nobody likes to claim that they made a misake but it does happen and you do need to fix it. That's how we all learn. Thank you for the awesome giveway. Really nice looking fat quartes to win. Happy Holidays and am so glad that you took the time out to join in the Party.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net
Sonora, CA

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net
Sonora, CA

daylily45 said...

I like to see the tutorials that people post. I have learned so much from the blogging world.

Mother of four said...

I am a new follower... hi, J x
Janey@bagsocharm.co.uk

Mother of four said...

I like personal blogs... as many have said, a blog that is simply a sales gimmick sends me packing - like one I have just seen on here (not this one), the blog should be informative, human and readable (spelling error's are fine!)... not photo upon photo and link upon link...

Thanks for joining the giveaway

Janey x

Sis-O said...

Hi, I am a new follower. Thank you for this beautiful fabric offering.

Sis-O said...

I like pics, details, bloopers and victories, I love tutorials. Thank you for this give away.

MissEnota Minnesota said...

Hello from Minnesota! I'm a new follower (GFC)

MissEnota Minnesota said...

I love beautiful photos (and tips on how to take them!) After that I can't get enough of personal recommendations for patterns, books, tools, etc. with examples. I really like hearing about must-haves and how to use them.

Catskill Quilter said...

When I look through blog posts on Google Reader, I always click on (and go to read) posts with new tutorials, making small quilted gift items, and posts that tell more about the locale of the blogger. I consider myself pretty ignorant about New Zealand, and that is not good! I would love to read about your country -- not just the quilting, but holiday customs, special traditional recipes, and the culture.

Catskill Quilter said...

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

Lisa Cox said...

I like tutorials with lots and lots of pictures.
That way if I can't figure out the directions, I can
at least follow the pictures.

Lori said...

I like to see tutorials, pics of new fabrics, and product reviews.

Abbigail said...

I'm a new follower!
hulsey at gmail dot com

Abbigail said...

ILike to read about the area where the blogger is from, what they are doing quilt wise, new techniques or items and of course...giveaways!
Also swaps!
hulsey at gmail dot com

Cherise said...

I love quilt-a-longs! :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

Cherise said...

I'm already a follower! :)

Deb said...

I love well-written, concise tutorials.

Mommarock said...

I love to see tutorials, and especially I love when the tutorials OH, and patterns are downloadable, so that I can save them and re-read them over and over again.

lucia said...

All of your projects look gorgeous! I love tutorial and also smaller projects that are manageable for a newbie like me. Also just anything that inspires is always fun! thanks!

Claire said...

I like to see early stages of a project and to read discussion of design decisions (like you did about your brother's quilt)

Claire said...

and since you talk about design decisions, I started to follow your blog

Skooks said...

I love tips and tricks for easier ways to make blocks. A bit of humor never hurts either! :)

Debra Lee said...

I like original tutorials!

Debra Lee said...

I'm a follower!

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