Friday, October 15, 2010

My First Giveaway!

You know, I wasn't too sure about stepping into the blog world. It seemed like a big commitment, and I wasn't sure if anybody would even read it. But people actually are reading it, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. I don't know any quilters in "real life" other than my mom, so to get involved in this amazing online community of creative crafters has been so much fun for me. As much as my sweet husband tries to feign interest in my latest fabric purchase, nothing can replace interacting with people who are genuinely into it.

So I think it's time to say thank you. It's time for my first giveaway! Two winners!

Winner No. 1 gets: A custom-designed/illustrated blog header by a professional graphic designer—me. : ) I'll work with the winner to choose colors, fonts, a subject matter for the illustration, etc. Then I'll create something that's uniquely yours and can be dropped into your blog template, along the lines of my header above. If you'd like to incorporate photos into the header (either in addition to or instead of the illustration), that's fine. And if you already have a blog header that you like, I can design a button for your swap/bee instead, or even a custom quilt label that you can have printed on Spoonflower. The choice is yours!

Winner No. 2 gets: These fabulous "Mod Charm" fat quarters from Anthology Fabrics.

So, you know the rules, ladies. You get up to three chances to win.

Chance 1: Leave any comment here. Tell me what you're working on, what you wish you were working on, whatever you want.

Chance 2: Comment that you're a follower. (Reader counts.)

Chance 3: Blog about my giveaway and shoot me a comment on that. I'm still not on the Twitter, so sorry, no chances there.

I'll announce the winners on Oct. 25. Good luck, and thanks for reading!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

82 comments:

  1. Hey! I blogged your giveaway! So fun!
    A.J.

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  2. And I am working on my Cherry quilt border which is driving me crazy. I WISH I was working on my 12 Days of Christmas tree skirt.

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  3. I just found your blog, and have added it to my favorites! loved your information on Spoonflowering, how great is that! Love your imagination too!! :)

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  4. I forgot to mention what I am working on...just started making "postcards" (so much fun), have several sets of placemats to finish for Christmas, love making fabric bowls/boxes, and of course a pile of quilt tops that still need to be quilted and binding added. (and somehow the pile never gets much smaller???!!)

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  5. Wow - great giveaway! I'm currently working on a bunch of to-dos, including a rag quilt for my brother, placemats for my Mom, and a Christmas Tree skirt. Oh, and some ornaments for a Flickr swap.

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  6. I'm now a follower - great Spoonflower ideas. My daughter just started preschool this year, and my mind is swimming with ideas for teacher gifts, not to mention stuff for grandparents etc.

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  7. I don't have a blog, but it would be way cool to have my own custom made Spoonflower quilt label (or fabric)! What a great first giveaway!

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  8. I now follow on google reader. So glad I found your blog!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway--maybe I will finally win one of these blog header giveaways! I really like your header :) I am working on a few things, as usual! I am making two quilts for a pair of brothers who have a mom in prison and I am making a quilt for a sweet 13 year old who has had a very hard life-I run a non-profit organization called Margaret's Hope Chest--these three quilt projects are connected to my work there.
    Blessings,
    Carin
    www.margaretshopechest.blogspot.com

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  10. Ok, I have to admit Lee, I saw this post first, before there were any comments, and purposely decided to come back later to hopefully win (when does the RNG ever pick #1????)!!! Ooooh oohh pick me!! :o) I already follow and love your stuff.

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  11. I am working on a baby quilt for a baby that arrived on Monday!! I just can't seem to get ahead....even though I have nine months to complete things things, they are NEVER done on time. I'm using Urban Circus. It makes me think of the elephants marching in the Jungle Book.

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  12. What an amazing prize! I felt much the same way about starting a blog - still do really. I am astonished that anybody wants to read my twaddle!
    Your blog header is gorgeous! :-)

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  13. Oh, what a wonderful idea for a giveaway!

    Right now I'm working on: Tweetygigs for my daughter, and a spring sampler wall-hanging, and I'm waiting for my dad's Sawblades to come back from the longarmer's. I wish I were working on the Quilt of Valor quilt I've got an idea for--it'd be my first original-ish design...

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  14. Awesome giveaway!! I'm working on a bento box tutorial, using some charm packs I've had lying around for a while now. Tedious, but man, I love how these things look!

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  15. Fingers crossed. I *need* a new blog header and yours is so good! : ) I'm working on a quilt for fall and finishing up another top that's been sitting around for months. Time to finish already.

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  16. Love the kissy fish quilt! I just purchased several Moda Scrap bags and am getting ready to make a friendship quilt! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  17. I'm working on the FQS Mystery BOM. I'm happy to be on track with finishing them as they come each month (behind on everything else though).

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  18. So happy to have found your blog through Talk About Fabric and now I'm a happy new follower!

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  19. I am currently working on a baby quilt. I would follow you, but I don't have a blog. Guess I should start one! ;)

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  20. Just saying hello and thanks for hosting the awesome giveaway! I'm going over to my blog to post a link to the giveaway ASAP! thosedarnpickles.blogspot.com

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  21. Thank you for holding this give away :)

    Currently I'm not sewing anything, but I am crocheting a Queen Anne's Lace Scarf with bamboo/soy yarn as an early start to Christmas gifts.

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  22. I'm currently working on my first quilt!! So much fun!

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  23. I've got a couple of baby quilts lined up to make!!

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  24. I'm currently a follower. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  25. I've been a follow for a couple of weeks now. I enjoy reading your blog. You do beautiful work!

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  26. I am trying to finish up the quilt I made for my son. Than I would like to start a scrap quilt.

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  27. I am a new to your blog and happy to be a follower. :)

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  28. I'm a follower and fellow quilter / blogger. I'm working on figuring out how to get my 2 boys to keep their rooms clean! Oh, and 2 "blue quilts", and a few "bear paw" projects!

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  29. I just blogged about your giveaway! It's such a wonderful idea, I hope I can help drum up some traffic...

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  30. I love reading blogs glad I found you

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  31. Wonderful giveaway! So funny, your intro to this post sounds as if it could have been written by me. I feel the exact same way!! :)

    Right now (well, right now I'm being lazy on the computer entering giveaways)....but LATER TODAY I will be working on a wonderful charity quilt!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Teresa
    www.sew-aneedlepullingthread.blogspot.com

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  32. I am a new follower. Congrats on a cute blog and your first giveaway! :)

    ~Teresa
    www.sew-aneedlepullingthread.blogspot.com

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  33. great giveaaway ! thx a bunch !
    working on hand/shoulder bags right now ...
    your fat qtrs would be FAB lining :)

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  34. sorry - seems the follower widget isn't there!
    will call in later to complete this ... thx :)

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  35. Hi! I found your blog when you blogged about the Kissy Fish Baby quilt tutorial. I'm working on my Snowbound BOM by Bunny Hill Designs right now and wish I have time to practice my free motion skills!

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  36. I joined as a follower today. Thanks for the chance to win this give-away!

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  37. Hi! Love your blog! Lovely giveaway! I'm working on a new quilt - for me! How exhilirating! I wish I had more time to sew - would be easy if I could give up my day job!

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  38. Hi, Lee! Guess what, "Lee" is my last name :)
    I've blogged about your lovely giveaway. Come by for a visit when you have time.

    Have a good day!

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  39. What a fabulous giveaway! I am working on a "found" project at the moment. Something I had started several years ago, and somehow got lost in the shuffle. Thanks for entering me :-)

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  40. lovely fabric choices! plsd to be in to win :)
    i'm 'reclaiming' and 'repurposing'!
    tea is on & you're invited :)

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  41. I brake for orange fabric.

    !!!!

    : )
    ~Monika

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  42. i've posted your giveaway on my blog woohoo!
    to encourage you in this blogworld & support your generous spirit !!

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  43. I'm working on some small projects to put in my Etsy shop, because I'm expecting a big fat package of fabric to arrive that will stop whatever I'm working on :D
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. I just found you from your single girl quilt on flickr. Love your blog! I signed up to be a follower before I even knew you were having a giveaway... but I'd love to win! :)

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  46. I'm working on a prayer flag quilt that seems like it will never be finished.......so instead of working on it I look up tutorials online!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  47. What an awesome giveaway! I have a pretty drab blog so I'd love a custom header ... the fabric would do nicely too :)

    Right now I'm making some star blocks and seeing what they turn into. I'm also staring at a completed quilt top to see if it will baste and quilt itself.

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  48. I just added you to my google reader.

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  49. i like how your sidebar buttons coordinate with your backgrnd... is that intentional?
    thx for this great giveaway opp!
    funky fabrics :)

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  50. so it's looking like i'm your 51st 'follower'!
    hoping that's a good thing?
    on your way to 100 now!

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  51. Am I late to the party? I just found you and added you to my google reader. I love your work:-) Oh, and your giveaway is very generous!

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  52. I am trying to motivate myself to baste the quilts for my girls. They have been pieced since this spring but I can't put it off any longer -- it is starting to get cold! :) Anyone else hate basting?

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  53. I just found your blog though Flickr. I love your Chained quilt! Isn't Amy great? I am now a proud follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Oooh such great prizes! I know what you mean re committing to blogging...I'm still new to it and it took me a while to talk myself into it. Now I just need more time to create so that I have something to share on it!

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  55. I wish I were working more on actual quilting but I'm working hard on my etsy store and on the new Quilty Giveaways site, by the way I added youto the weekly post
    http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-18th-24th-giveaways.html

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  56. Right now I'm working (planning stages) on a mini quilt for the 'holiday house' MiniQT flickr swap. I also need to sew the binding onto a little doll quilt I'm making for my daughter's growing collection of quilts pinned to her bedroom walls.

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  57. Working on Halloween costumes, a couple lap quilts for Christmas presents, teaching my little girls to sew, and embroidering a towel, omg.....I have way too much stuff going on!

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  58. I am working on baby quilts and baby items for 2 grandnieces due to be born by year-end. After that - may start a new bed quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. I like the fabric very much and do not have a blog. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  59. I follow your blog. The gfc box would not display, so used the follow tab in your header, public option. Congrats on your first giveaway post.

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  60. I'm your new follower.

    projectsbyjane at gmail dot com

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  61. I make fabric bags for sale and seriously, that's all I do. Make bags everyday. I wish I can make a beautiful quilt.

    projectsbyjane at gmail dot com

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  62. I wish I had started the crochet booties & hat I plan to give to my cousin's baby due next month!
    Thanks for the chance
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

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  63. I am working on finishing halloween costumes! Then hopefully I can make a mini halloween quilt to hang. Then on to a quilt for sister for Christmas!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  64. I just finished my daughters halloween costume, I have three quilt tops to quilt so I better start on that. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  65. I'm going to be starting a quilt-as-you-go quilt for my brother to celebrate buying his first house with his girlfriend. I think it will be really cute.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  66. I'd absolutely love a unique blog header. Congratulations on joining the giveaway fun! Winning is great, but hosting a giveaway is even better:)

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  67. I am a brand new follower. Looking forward to reading your blog.

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