Saturday, 18 August 2012

August and a giveaway

Well I can't believe August is over half way gone! In the post-Olympic period I've got very little done but here are a few things that I've been meaning to share for a while. I was lucky enough to take part in a Fat Quarterly design challenge this month using fabrics from the British Designer, Nel Whatmore. My project is on the Fat Quarterly blog today! Feel free to pop over and leave a comment over there so the Fat Quarterly guys and gals know you've been, make sure to come back though to find out about the giveaway ;)
Fireworks pillow
August is the first month that the HipBees have been sewing blocks and luckily they're for me!! I sent out packages of Summersville with co-ordinating solids and asked for house blocks in return.
HipBee packages
 I've already received quite few of house the blocks. You'll have to check out the HipBee group on flickr to see them as I won't be showing them here until I've got them all :) I also received this super cute Summersville ring pincushion from Tanya which was such a lovely surprise!!
Ring pincushion from Tanya 
Talking of surprises, I received this gorgeous package from Sarah as a 'hello' to the HipBees. A Zakka pencil case and check out the cute bee charm made by the very talented Shannon, Jude's daughter. What a great bee to be in!
Zakka Pencil case from Sarah with Bee charm by Shannon
 So now to get to the nitty gritty of the giveaway that I mentioned a while ago. This little old blog has been in existence for 2 years now! Wow, where does time go? As a thank you for all your support we're giving away this awesome mini quilt that was hand-pieced by Yvonne using Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille. Check out the photos in Yvonne's flickrstream for more close-up detail. It is beautiful!!
Vintage Modern hexies hand-pieced by Yvonne
I'm also going to dig into my stash for some fabric goodies too! I'm thinking a little bit of Tula Pink and Amy Butler might be up for grabs....
So there will be one lucky winner.
You get up to three chances to enter:
1.  Leave a comment letting us know your favourite craft blog of the moment. We're always on the lookout for new sources of inspiration :)
2.  If you're a follower old or new just say so in a comment.
3. Blog, tweet or shout from the rooftop about the giveaway then leave a comment to tell us you did for another shot.
That's it. The winner will be chosen by Mr Random Number Generator after the draw closes at midday(BST) on Saturday 25th August.
Catch you soon x

44 comments:

  1. Many congrats on 2 fabulous years!

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  2. Happy bloggy birthday! I'm afraid I can't choose a favourite blog of the moment - I love you all ;o)

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  3. ohhh fav craft blog is really difficult because I love all of the blogs I follow in different ways, perhaps a new block, a fabric combination or good links, I'd say atm I'm loving in color order :) she rocks

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  4. My blog! Mwahahaha OK seriously kathysquilts.blogspot.com ;)

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  5. And I've followed you for a while

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  6. Congratulations!
    My fave blog at the moment is Sheila's bluepatchquilter!

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  7. I don't blog or tweet but I have emailed my sewing group! does this count???

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  8. Of course I follow you! Di x

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  9. I don't have a favourite craft blog but I do look in on Oh Fransson and Red Pepper Quilts.

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  10. And I am definitely a follower. Love your fat quarterly design by the way: great colours

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  11. My favorite blog is Red Pepper Quilts. So inspiring!

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  12. Congrats to your 2nd anniversary! I love quiltmanufaktur.blogspot.com...

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  13. Congratulations! Love that FQ design btw - great colours. I haven't got a favourite crafty blog at the moment because I just love reading everyone's. Not helpful for you finding new inspiration sorry!

    Ps. Can't believe you're giving away this lovely mini quilt!!!

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  14. I'm a follower of long standing :-)

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  15. Oh wow! I love B&C too! Sadly I'm not following any crafty blogs at the moment, just quilty ones! Hope that doesn't mean I'm discounted! Sorry to be boring! Jxo

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  16. I like the Happy Quilting blog/website. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I like the Happy Quilting blog/website. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Congratulations on the design challenge. Your Cushion is gorgeous! I love Attic 24 for crochet, but you ,ost likely already know that one.

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  19. I love all blogs!! Love flossie teacakes blog alot.

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  20. I follow ur blog-- totally love the fireworks cushion btw

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  21. Red Pepper Quilts, In Color Order, I'm a Ginger Monkey are my favorites right now. Thanks!

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  22. Red Pepper Quilt gets my vote Rita is so nice!

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  23. Happy blogiversary:) i really love red pepper quilts right now
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. happy blogoversary - just one favorite?? hmm i'd browse teh flickr groups i'm constant finding new people!

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  25. val-laird.blogspot.com.au is one of my fave blogs.

    Love the Vintage Modern hexies. I need more Amy Butler for a quilt I am making and though I love Tula Pink who I haven't bought because I love so much want to buy it all. Especially after featuring in Modern Quilting 2 and being called the Queen of Quilting.

    Thqnk you for the giveaway.

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  26. My current favourite blog is A Bright Corner, but I'm on the look out for UK quilt blogs.

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  27. Haven't got a favourite, but Sy Elsk Lev is a good new one http://sy-elsk-lev.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Gorgeous giveaway!! I look to see what the other girls are making from the London [UK] Modern Quilt Guild for my inspiration.

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  29. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing all the beautiful things you create :)

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  30. How to choose a favourite blog! Too hard a task!

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  31. I cannot choose between all my favourites, but Chez Larsson is my antidote to all the pattern and colour of quilty blogs.

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  32. I think I count as an old follower!

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