Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIP Leapday + a Giveaway

Happy Leap Day! We've got an extra day this year to work on WIPs—I think that's worth celebrating, don't you? So today I'm taking part in the Leap Day Superior Threads Giveaway. Scroll down for a chance to win three spools of King Tut thread.

But first things first: I had a (mostly) productive week! Since I finished my solids quilt last week, I've been in the mood to check things off the list.

Completed projects:
Bee blocks. See my post here.

New projects:

Log cabin quilt. Nothing like some colorful, quick, easy blocks to raise spirits on a dreary February day, right? I cranked out five of these blocks the other day!

Ongoing projects:

Do. Good Stitches Asterisk quilt - I'm making four blocks for this quilt, and I've finished two of the four. I'd like to complete this top before switching my focus back to my Challenge mini quilt. (Note to self: Try pressing blocks before photographing them! Yikes!)

Challenge mini quilt - I'm sorry to say that this project is making me very sad right now. So I'm avoiding it by working on my Do Good Stitches Asterisk quilt. : )

No progress:
• Gen X Quilters' Charmed Prints QA
• Halloween quilt
• Farmer's Wife QA
• Figgy Pudding quilt

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1
New projects - 1
Currently in progress - 8

The Giveaway!
When Cindy and Elizabeth contacted me about doing a Superior Threads giveaway, I was happy to take part. I have some experience with Superior's King Tut line, so I already knew it's good stuff. In fact, at the LQS where I've rented a long-arm quilting machine a few times, they actually require King Tut to be used with the long-arm (they say it's the brand that's easiest on the machine, which gets very heavy use, as you can imagine). King Tut is beautiful thread for quilting, and it comes in an amazing range of variegated colors!

Beyond King Tut, I didn't know much about Superior's offerings until recently. I'm impressed by the wide variety of threads they offer—they have a thread for every type of piecing and quilting out there. I also got a chance to try out Alex Anderson's Masterpiece thread, which I used last night for piecing my asterisk blocks. It's fabulous—no snagging, fraying or breakage here.

Want to try some King Tut for yourself? I've got three lovely spools of it up for grabs, in the colors shown above. Just leave a comment on this post, and I'll choose a random winner of all three spools on Friday morning.

I'm not the only blogger giving away Superior Threads today—you've got lots of chances to win! Visit the following blogs to enter their giveaways as well:

Elizabeth from Occasional Piece-Quilt!
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Thelma from Cupcakes 'n' Daisies
Jeni from In Color Order
Carla from Lollyquiltz
Jennifer from That Girl, That Quilt
Corey from Little Miss Shabby
Terri from Sewfantastic

And of course, don't forget to link up your WIPs! Just link up any post from the past week featuring a work-in-progress. Please link back here to my blog and comment on other links. Now go spend your Leap Day sewing!


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Danielle said...

Lovely colours in your blocks, Lee! I've just recently tried a spool of
King Tut and it was really nice - thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie said...

I love King Tut thread!

Monika said...

Oh, wow, that´s what I always wanted to try, King Tut Quilting threads. Thank you for the chance to win it :)

Enjoy your day!
Monika

Jerimi said...

The colors in your log cabin are amazing! I would never have paired them, but they go together perfectly. Thanks for the chance to win impressive thread! If you peek at my WiP, you'll see I'm going through thread like crazy!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love your yellow and pink log cabin block! Thanks for the giveaway- I am unfamiliar with that thread!

Jennie P. said...

I love your blocks. I'm more in to orange than I ever used to be. :)

felicity said...

Oooh I'd love to give King Tut a try! Happy Leap Day!

Njeri said...

Wow, I am in awe of your quilting, the way those points match on your asterisk block! Gorgeous.
cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

Dianne Neale said...

I only ever use thread from my LQS. I'd love to try a better thread like this to see how much better it is! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

I'd love to try the thread. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenelle said...

Thanks for hosting and for the chance to win! I would love to try this brand. :)

Dolores said...

I haven't branched out very much with thread. I'd love the chance to try something different.

Kylie Lloyd said...

What a great giveaway Lee. Thread always comes in handy. I really like your log cabin blocks.

Taisia @ Piecing Light said...

Oooh, smooth and lovely thread. I'm having a bad time at the moment with Guterman - would be nice to try something that does better in my machine.

Terry said...

Hi! Just discovered your blog and glad to find a fellow Wisconsin quilter! Thanks for the chance to try some new thread.

Flying Blind... said...

OOh I see some pink and orange makes in my future!
Thanks for the thread chance x

Laura said...

Oh, would love to win this! never tried it :) not sure we even get it Down under. :) Thanks for the chance and happy leap day

Ginger said...

I secretly think the reason my free motion is so ratty is my cheap thread! thanks for the entry! :)

Vanesa said...

I also use sup err threads for long arm quilting. They have a great newsletter that has taught me a lot about thread! It would be great to try their thread for piecing too.

Sooli said...

After grumbling at the thread I'm using today the opportunity to win some King Tut thread sounds like a dream!

audrey said...

LOVE your asterisk block! Thanks for a chance to win.

Dawn said...

Great Log Cabin! I like The Superior threads that I've used so far.

tartankiwi said...

My first time joining up with WIP Wednesday. I'm a newbie quilter so would love to try your thread recommendations!

Jen said...

L.O.V.E. Superior Threads! Can't get enough - all of their varieties and all of their notions are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

KellyBlackwelly said...

I've not tried King Tut and would love the opportunity. Thanks.

Leah said...

I haven't tried King Tut... would love the option to try it thanks

Martina said...

Love your block! And looks like great thread! Thanks for the chance to win.

Celtic Thistle said...

Your log cabin block looks lovely. I have some King Tut thread in my basket but have never used it, will definitely get it out now after your recommendation! Great giveaway

Scenic Pit Stops said...

Pink and orange is such a great color combo, especially at this dreary time of year! Super cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sweet Pea said...

It's been a while since I've linked up on WIP Wednesday. Great to be back! Loving your colour combination for the asterisk quilt.

Caillean said...

I am very undecided about thread and always look for new things to try. Thanks for the chance to win!

Longvacation said...

Love your blocks, I think orange and grey look so good together.
Thanks for this chance to win, I've never tried fancy thread.

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, sorry your mini's giving you fits! Mine caused me to abandon it altogether :o/ Like your blocks anyway, hope you can work back up to your mini again!

Thanks for the chance to win the thread too :o)

Jess said...

I have been wanting to try Superior thread for a while - so this would be great! I love your blocks - hope you get over the annoyance with your mini.

Michelle said...

i've been using king tut's variegated threads for a while, and i love them!

Heather said...

I love the colors in your log cabin.

Erika L. said...

Of course, the pinks and oranges in the log cabin block are fantastic! I just adore girly colors.

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Awesome log cabins, and I love your asterisk, too :) Very cool! Boo about your bad time with your mini, I hope it turns around soon.

Pat said...

I love the colors in your blocks, they are very fun! I also like that your giving away some very cool thread! Thanks!

Quilting In The Cold said...

Lovely log cabins and lovely thread. Thanks for the chance to win.

Heather said...

I really hope to experiment with "good" thread this year. Thanks for the chance!

A Girl said...

I love all the pink and orange blocks in your post this morning. So bright and cheerful. Good luck on that mini, I know it will come out great.

audrey said...

Love the colors! Great giveaway!

Mali said...

I have never heard of king tut thread I will have to check it out!

Erin L said...

I have never tried King Tut thread, but I'm always looking for things to try! Thanks for the giveaway!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Thanks for the chance to win Lee. I have not tried that thread before, so would def be interested in trying it.

Love that log cabin block of yours too :)

Melinda said...

Love your projects Lee (I have a thing for orange lately!). Thanks for the giveaway!

strandkorbtraum said...

Ohh nice give away .. I'm still amazed that threads have names too, I'm used to using whatever thread I can smuggle out from my mum's stash...

Carol said...

I love King Tut thread -- it sure would be great to win some!

Carla said...

Love the sorbet colors in your log cabin! You always has such great inspirations!
It would be great to win and give this thread a try.

susbp said...

Your log cabin looks fantastic - I'm loving those colors! I'd love to win some King Tut thread. It has a nice, subtle variegation to it. Thanks for the chance to win!

stitchsister said...

Hey Lee - Love the log cabin blocks. Really fresh and pretty. I could use some new thread for my new machine. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

jenna said...

Would love to try this thread. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy said...

I'm doing WIP's today too & entering the giveaways. Love Superior Thread

notqnot said...

Count me in on this giveaway! I will be starting piecing together 'Bricks and Stepping-Stones' today.

Cheryl said...

Love the thread!

krislovesfabric said...

Thanks for the chance, would love to try the thread!

Lisa Marie said...

I love your fabric and color choices in your blocks. Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway, would be great to win some good thread. I will be sewing today (hooray!) and also having some new furniture delivered (double hooray!).

Josie McRazie said...

I am new and have never tried King Tut before! Dont' hate on me! LOL I would love to give it a try!!

piece peace said...

I have not tried the King Tut thread before. My mini challenge quilt is making me sad, too. I am going to work on it again today.

hilary said...

Thank you for the chance to win.

Pat said...

Those thread colors say geranium to me!

pinsandneedles said...

Thanks for a chance to win (and try) some Superior threads!

Pippa Parsons said...

ohh thanks for the giveaway, have used superior in the past, I haven't got any WIP to show as I haven't been near the machine in a week :(

Cheryl Brickey said...

I have never tried this yarn, thanks for the giveaway!

Sandi K. said...

Thanks for the chance! Would love to try it!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks Lee...would love to win the threads...love your blocks.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. I've never used their thread before, but would love to try it :-)

beaquilter said...
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beaquilter said...

I'd love to win some threads, already a follower

Allison C said...

Would love to try a different thread!

Meg said...

I would LOVE to try a different type of thread!

Laurel09 said...

Thank you for th giveaway,and thanks for hosting WIP Wednesday -- I love Wednesdays because I love to look at everybody's work (in progress)!

jlk said...

I love King Tut thread! It's all I use in my quilting machine.

Laura said...

Ooh, I'd love to try that thread. Thanks for the chance!

Diane N said...

I'd love to try some King Tut thread! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen R said...

I'd love to try the thread...I'm new to machine quilting and need every trick in the book to make it go smoothly! Any chance you might share the pattern for that eight pointed star with the second ring star around it? It looks like a paper pieced design and would be a great add to the summer sampler. I've got that WIP too and and it would look great since it lends itself to bringing lots of the fabrics together.

stitchinpenny said...

Love the thread!

Jeanne said...

I'd love to win your giveaway. Thanks for having it!

Cokie K said...

would love to try the thread. Thanks for a chance to win.

Anita in Florida said...

Would love to try King Tut thread...ha ha...I just noticed the last post started similar to mine...lol

Me and My Stitches said...

I'm anxious to try Superior threads - thanks so much for the chance to win!

Kelsey said...

Love the Pink & Orange you used!! So bright and cheery

Mom Wald said...

Thank you for the chance to be entered in your Superior Thread Leap Day giveaway. I wish I had done a blog post about a WIP recently.

Now I get to go peruse your previous posts. This is such a fun way to meet bloggers and have a morning cuppa. Come on over to my place and say "hi".

Shannon said...

OMG! I love superior's threads. I use them almost exclusively, and I love them! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katidids said...

Just found your blog! Nice to find a give away. I'm diving back into quiilting and these would be wonderful to try thanks for the chance

Jessica said...

Love your blocks! Those log cabins are so spring-y and refreshing, will make such a pretty quilt! Great giveaway, I've never used King Tut, but have heard amazing things!

Something Wilde said...

Love King Tut! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cassie said...

Those colors are beautiful! I'd never heard of this thread until today so I'm kinda interested to give it a try!

Christy said...

Never tried King Tut, but would love to!

sherry said...

I Have been wanting to try King Tut

tusen said...

I have just one spool of King Tut, which I'm saving for special projects, it would be great to try out more colours.

noodledogknits said...

Leap years mean summer olympics, which is a great reason to hunker down with some crafting!

Molly said...

I'd love to try King Tut! I'm intrigued by the name and am always up for some new thread.

Jana said...

I love Superior Thread! Haven't tried the King Tut line yet...but I use Masterpiece constantly!

Jen said...

I love Superior Threads! Thanks for the chance to win.

SoSarahSews said...

I love your colorful log cabin!

Aliceart said...

I just found you through this giveaway note on another blog, and I'm so glad I did! I can tell I'm really going to enjoy your blog. Thank you for the giveaway of such lovely threads, perfect for trying something new to see if you like it - and they are so pretty!

Anne said...

I too love superior threads! Would always love the chance to win some more! Thanks. :)

Dee said...

Wow! on your Log Cabin block! I've been loving that color combination for a long time and yours is just beautiful!

Thanks for hosting!

Mina said...

Love your color choices on your asterick block.

Thanks for the giveaway. I have never worked with good thread before.

Lynn said...

I really like Superior threads and would be so happy to win some more! Thank you. Happy Leap Day.

Linda said...

I had no idea Superior has so many thread options, in the way of types of threads for various uses. It would be wonderful to win this and give them a try. Thanks very much for the chance!

Marsha Cooper said...

I'm not sure how to enter your giveaway--just commenting here? I would love to win thread and will be checking out the other blogs that you list as well.

This leapday is my oldest daughter's wedding. I will get to a few of the blogs on the linky list but will have to check out more Thursday and Friday (but nothing really new about this with so many to check out!)

M-R said...

I love how you offset the asterisk block. that's going to be a gorgeous quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

capitolaquilter said...

I'd love to try Superior Thread. I plan to only put the good stuff in my new machine.

krisgray said...

Love Superior - a great web site that is so helpful!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I've never heard of King Tut thread - it would be fun to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win some!

yorkie mom said...

Thanks for a chance! Would love to try the thread!

A.J. Dub. said...

I always love seeing what you are working on Lee. You have such great projects.
I haven't heard of King Tut thread. Thanks for posting about it.

Tsigeyusv said...

Log cabin blocks have always intrigued me, but I never seem to get them started. Me thinks its about time to start.

Mom C said...

I actually going to a retreat at Superior threads the end of March. I'm getting really excited to try all their threads. Thanks.

KassiahMyers said...

Just found your site, lots of fun stuff!

Jill said...

I love King Tut. Have only been able to use it a few times. This would give me another chance. Thanks

Lisa said...

I've never used King Tut thread. Hope that changes soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marcia W. said...

I've never tried this thread - so please count me in for the drawing. Thank you for the giveaway - your Craftsy blocks are great looking.

Jeannette in St Louis said...

This is a HappyLeapDay. Thanks for the chance to win some of my favorite thread!

SewLindaAnn said...

I've never tried this thread, a win would made it a happy way to do it!

Taryn said...

The log cabin quilt block looks so fun! The thread looks gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah Correa said...

Great giveaway! Great thread! :)

elizabeth said...

I would like to try this thread! And thanks for the WIP link up : )

ScrappyStuff said...

Hopping over from Lolly's ... i keep meaning to participate in the WIP Weds! SOMEDAY ... I have not yet tried the TUT threads ...
Great give away!

bee said...

Trying new threads is always fun. happy Leap Day!

Lindsey said...

I'd love to try King Tut! Also, love your log cabin block. Very inspiring!

Moneik said...

Cute block! I'd love to win some King Tut! It's one of my favorite threads.

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I used King Tut for my first quilt. Thank God I did: I had so much trouble with other parts of the quilt that a cheaper thread would have been the straw to break the camel's back!

jenstaubly said...

I've never used King Tut before and would love to give it a try!

Jennifer said...

I've never used this, would love to give it a try!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Good thread makes such a difference. And thanks for the link hosting each week as well. Always gives me a good goal.

Dawn said...

I am always looking for a great thread for quilting and would love to give this thread a try. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gill said...

I'd love to try some Superior thread! I usually use Gutterman

Heather D. said...

I'd love to give this thread a try!

babiesdoc said...

I am looking for thread that sews nicely and doesn't leave a fussy mess!

Mike Pearson said...

I dig new threads! :P

carrie said...

would love to try this thread!

Camille said...

Am I the only one that hears King Tut and Steve Martin pops in their head?

diane said...

I would like to try new thread. Thanks for a chance to win.

Wonky Girl said...

Superior Threads are the best! Would love to win some, thanks bunches :)

Marie G said...

Would love to win and 'sew like an Egyptian' I know some of you remember that song!

Linz said...

Love your blocks Lee! Happy WIP Wednesday, and thanks for offering this giveaway!! :)

Karen said...

Would love to win the thread!

DeniseMarie said...

Woohoo, thread!

Rubyd said...

I have always used Aurofil, but I am hearing so many excellent reviews of the threads that Superior offers that I would love to try some of them..

christinaree said...

Would love to win, thank you!!

Chatty Kathy said...

King Tut and Masterpiece are both brands that we purchase all the time; for piecing and for long-arm quilting here. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rhonda G said...

Ohhh would love to win some Tut thread. Thanks for the opp. to enter.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Some more thread would be 'sew' fun to win! Thanks for hosting as always, and thanks for such a useful giveaway!
~Kimberlee
SpunkyDiva at live.com

Doris said...

I love your "British" block... Count me in for the giveaway. Bottom Line thread is one of my all time faves!

luckymom said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway, and glad to have found your blog, I am now a follower.

Mary said...

Thanks for the chance to win....now following your blog.

Deb said...

I'd love to win some thread! Thanks!

Tiffany said...

I would love to try a new brand of variegated thread someday. I bought some at Joanns once, and it got in a huge fight with my sewing machine. I've been afraid to try again ever since.

drmithome said...

Would love to try this thread. thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the generous draw! igarciadi@gmail.com

Home Designs by Amanda said...

A thread giveaway is great :) Thanks for hosting a giveaway and Wednesday's WIP link-up every week.

Heather Nash said...

I would love to try this thread. Thank you for the chance!

Rebecca said...

I'd love to try out this thread! Thanks for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anne said...

Thread looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Betsy Lynn said...

I love using Superior thread for quilting!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynda said...

love superior threads - was introduced to them when I attended one of Bob's thread seminars and have used them ever since. I also use their topstitch needles for all my sewing - would love to win this one.

M said...

I love anything that's named after a pharoah. lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

hollymade said...

Pretty thread!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I haven't tried this brand of threads yet, but after all these blogs and giveaways, guess which one I'll be buying next time? Yep - gonna try Superior!

Montseta said...

I'd love to try this thread. Terrific giveaway! Thanks.

~ Julie ~ said...

Since I'm so new to quilting I didn't even know there was a difference in the thread you use! :/ I'd love a chance at winning this thread to see what the difference is! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

sandyb said...

I am lovin your block. I love the colors. I would really like to try the thread. Thank you for the giveaway.

sandyb720@gmail.com

quiltercaroline said...

Lovely blocks. I have heard alot of great things about Superior thread but my LQS doesn't stock it - would love to have a try of some. Thank you

~Michelle~ said...

I'm definitely a King Tut fan - they had the perfect colors for my sherbet quilt a few years ago!

Liberty Bliss said...

I need to look into this "Do Good" stitches thing... I keep hearing about it, but I have no idea what it is. Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie B. said...

I love your asterisk block! Really cool.

Laura said...

I love King Tut thread and it's one of my favorites to use for machine quilting. Please count me in for the giveaway!

Deb said...

Have never tried this thread so would be interested in giving it a whirl! Thanks

Angie said...

I've never tried this thread.

sko_G knits said...

i love the colors of your log cabin quilt block, reminds me of summer and eating lots of sherbet!

Spontaneous Threads said...

Thanks for the give away! I'd love to win some threads!

FabricDonkey said...

Oooh, I like your asterisk block. It reminds me of the supernova blocks. I've also never tried this thread - good to hear that it has great reviews!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL THREADS-LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS THREADS!
LOVE YOUR BLOG+FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOGLOVIN' !
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Andrea said...

looks great! i'd love to try it

Julie in WA said...

I'd really like the opportunity to give this thread a try. I use a lot of vintage thread (read "mom's no-longer-needed collection of thread amassed over the last 40 years") and don't have a problem with breakage...just a lot of lint! Right now I am skeptical that it would make a difference.. :O

Ella said...

I've never tried Superior Thread before...thanks for the chance to win some!

supersara20 said...

Awesome colors, those are the colors of my ongoing quilt project for my mom!

sandra said...

I would love to give the King Tut thread a try. I have used Superior thread but never seen the King Tut.

Sharrieboberry said...

The King Tut thread looks great! What a lot of W.I.P.s. Very inspiring!

Poppyprint said...

oooo, I love quilting with King Tut, but it's hard to find around here. I can only buy it at quilt shows. The variegated threads are dreamy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane said...

I'm new to your blog & I like it! thanks for the giveaway!

RSHudson said...

Thanks for chance to win this thread which I've never tried before (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I haven't sewn with this thread so far. The colours are beautiful!
Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Kathrynn said...

I would love to win this thread

begoodbabe said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
kcneiman@gmail.com

Becky said...

I love King Tut thread! Thanks for the chance to get some!!

*Cornelia* said...

love the colors from your new project looks so bright and colorful
thanks for the give away

Hugs Cornelia

Sallie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to try this thread!

tpott said...

I love Superior Threads, they also have wonderful customer sevice. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway! ;-> Toni Anne

Brooke said...

I love your asterisk block! And your log cabin quilt is going to be so cute with all those bright, happy colors!

Carla G said...

Thanks for a chance to try some Superior Thread for the first time! :) Happy Leap Day!

Brenda said...

I would love to try this thread.

Lindsay said...

Thank you!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the chance to win the King Tut thread!

Staci said...

I have never tried this thread, but so far I have never seen a negative review of it. You'll be making someone very happy with this giveaway!

Valerie said...

I love your blocks! Haven't tried this thread before...looks interesting!

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