Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Giveaway Day!

Wow, I was almost too late to get into this party.  Just this morning I learned about the Giveaway Day over at Sew Mama Sew.  How did I miss this?  What an exciting event.  New blogs to read AND lots of excellent giveaway goodies!


I have noticed a lot of people using this time to introduce themselves to new readers and I have decided to follow that theme.

I have been quilting for a few years now and I am a self taught quilter.  I am still learning every day and loving each new experience that quilting brings to me. I am mother to a teenage son that is very supportive of my quilting habits and he gives me that second opinion when I am struggling with fabric choices.  I work full time in an office and my time at my machine is limited to the occasional night or weekend.  But I sure do enjoy that time.  Give me Netflix and a full spool of thread and I am one happy camper.  You can check out more of My Story here.

This has been such an exciting year for me.  I started this blog and have made so many wonderful friends.  This has been an experience like no other.  I participated in my first Blog Hop with the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers group.  I wrote my first tutorial for the Cloud 9 Blog Hop with that group.  I am in the middle of my first mystery quilt and have done a quilt-a-long for the first time as well.

I have recently started getting more involved with Instagram too.  @adreamandastitch

Another first for me this year was completing my very first quilt pattern.  And that is what I have decided to give away.  "Knots" of Color is a simple quilt that packs a big punch.  It comes in 5 sizes from Table Runner to Queen.  You can find the pattern HERE on Craftsy. If you decide to purchase the pattern and you are chosen as the winner, your money will be refunded or you can have a credit towards a future pattern from me.



The winner will receive a PDF copy of my pattern "Knots" of Color via email.  This is open to international entries (because, well, no postage with email :) )  A random entry will be chosen from the comments below.  Any comment counts, but if you need a prompt, let me know what your favorite quilting tool is.  Or one that you have been meaning to try.  Want a second entry?  Let me know (in a separate comment) how you follow me (Bloglovin, Instagram, etc)  The giveaway is open until 5pm PST on December 11, 2016.  Make sure you include your email in your post if you are a no-reply blogger so I have a way to contact you.  Good Luck!

Head over to Sew Mama Sew to visit all of the other great blogs and giveaways!

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And the Winner is......


Kathe G!  Congratulations Kathe.  An email has been sent as notification.

88 comments:

  1. Really cute quilt pattern! Good idea to include many sizes in the pattern as I have at times not purchased a pattern because the only size it made was one I couldn't use. My favorite tool has to be the rotary cutter.

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  2. My goodness, am I the first poster? I'll never win that way. Ah well...I am partial to my rotary cutter & ruler collection. It wouldn't be as fun if I had to cut everything with scissors!

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  3. My rotary cutter, but my seam ripper and I are pretty good friends, too.

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  4. Sounds silly, but the tool I can't live without is my seam ripper. We have become great friends! LOL Thanks for the chance to win Jen!

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  5. I follow you on Instagram, and have just added you to my Bloglovin feed!

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  6. I follow via IG and Bloglovin! Glad you got in on the fun!

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  7. I too couldn't live with out my seam ripper!

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  8. My favorite quilting tool is a compass (like you use in geometry) for marking circles.

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  9. I guess my favorite tool is my rotary cutter-and a mat to use it on!

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  10. That's a really fun pattern! My favourite quilting tool is my revolving cutting mat!

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  11. And I follow you on my feedly reader!

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  12. My favourite would have to be the rotating cutting mat, This is a 12 inch plus, so ample room for up to a full 12.5 inch block. And to know your pattern comes in a table runner size is such good news. Another so generous giveaway.

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  13. I follow you on my friend's list on Blogger with my blog.

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  14. I think my rotary cutter is my favourite tool. I would love to try some different sewing feet on my sewing machine such as a free motion quilting foot, the foot that helps you stitch in the ditch etc. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  15. One of my favorite quilting tools are my pair of Fiscar spring loaded 5" titanium scissors. I ask for them every year for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win your pattern! Shahann@yahoo.com

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  16. Who could get by without a rotary cutter!!!

    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win your pattern! I can't do without my rotary cutter.

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  18. A nice visual colorplay pattern. Congratulations on completing your first quilt pattern. My tool to try is the Big Accuquilt. I would love to have a fabric cutter besides my rotary cutter.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  19. I love all my rulers but the grippers on them are the true hero. There's nothing more frustrating than a shifty ruler. Congratulations on your first quilt pattern, it's great. One of my goals for 2017 is to join in on a mystery quilt. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  20. I follow you on Bloglovin and now instagram too. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  21. Cool pattern ! Thank you .
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  22. I will follow now on Instagram . Thank you .
    @msjimc
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  23. I will follow now on Instagram . Thank you .
    @msjimc
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  24. My fave tool is my rotary cutter.

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  25. Where would I be without my rotary cutter? By far my favorite tool.

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  26. really cute quilt. I love my June Taylor rulers.

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  27. I really love my brass seam ripper and my Bloc Loc rulers.

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  28. My new favorite tool is Bloc-Loc. I have arthritic hands and this tool helps me keep the ruler and fabric steady as I square up half square triangle blocks.

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  29. My toady cutter and Stripology ruler

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  30. Thanks auto correct, that's ROTARY CUTTER, not toady....

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  31. My favourite tool is my extra large cutting mat. I upgraded a year ago, and love it.
    How did you find the new bloggers hop? I almost put my name down for it, but chickened out in the end. Maybe in 2017.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail dot com

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  32. The whole rotary cutting setup is pretty awesome!

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  33. My favorite sewing tools are a seam ripper and sharp blades on my rotary cutter. Thanks for the chance to win the lovely quilt pattern!

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  34. I love my magnetic pin cushion!

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  35. I love my rotary cutter-I am new to quilting-and having not used one before my adventure into quilting, this tool is wonderful! Thank you, Susan

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  36. I love the pattern Thanks so much for sharing

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  37. Kudos to you for diving right into all things quilty...Instagram, pattern writing, etc. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  38. One of my favorite tools is my rotary blade. Life is simple with it! Love it!

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  39. I follow you on Bloglovin as well as others...IG & pinterest

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  40. Maybe not my favorite but my seam ripper gets a lot of use. Guess my cutting mat would be my favorite tool.

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  41. I hope i win this thanks!! I love my rotary cutter!
    merryorganic at gmail dot com

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  42. My rotary cutter and seam ripper seem to go hand in hand - thanks. The pattern is beautiful and see can see various colors in it.

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  43. Great pattern!
    My favourite is my awl - perfect for prodding and pushing!

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  44. I wish I had a favorite tool, but I have only recently started and I don't know much yet.

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  45. Just started following on bloglovin

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  46. Very pretty quilt pattern! Looks a touch vine-like... maybe it'd be nice in some Pantone Greenery green!

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  47. Being a lefty, I would have to say my Gingher left-handed shears are a godsend!

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  48. mmm i love the super slider/supreme slider (?) for free motion quilting!

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  49. My favorite tool is my Quick Curves ruler.

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  50. Love this pattern. My favorite quilting tool is my new rotary cutter. ~Linda
    dragonfly9716(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. My stepmom recently turned me on to washable markers for quilting! Now I don't have to worry about losing my $5 disappearing ink pen :)

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  52. I have a tool (I forget its actual name), but it is like the world's tiniest crochet hook and you can use it to fish out stray threads from within a quilted quilt.

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  53. I follow your blog via e-mail.

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  54. My favorite tool? My laptop! Without it I would never be able to learn from all the wonderful quilters out there!
    rbacklund@centurylink.net

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  55. I am a follower on Bloglovin'.
    rbacklund@centurylink.net

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  56. My favorite quilting tool is my mom's thimble.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  57. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  58. Don't have a favourite tool but would like a blocloc ruler

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  59. I loved using my kaliedoscope ruler

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  60. At the moment I'm crushing on my hera marker as I'm quilting right now.

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  61. My rotary cutter... I use it for way more than just quilting!

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  62. Beautiful pattern; I remember seeing it before!! :-) Congrats on completing your first one!

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  63. Well, I now am following you (no clue why I wasn't already as I've been here a few times!!) on Instagram!

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  64. Knots of Color is a beauty of a quilt! I can imagine it in several different color combinations. duchick at gmail dot com

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  65. Lovely pattern! My favorite tool has to be my seam ripper. Nothing special about it but we have a very close relationship.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  66. I follow by email and Bloglovin. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  67. I love my Elmer's school glue! Glue basting is great for perfect points!

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  68. Darling quilt. Love using my rotary cutter. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  69. I'd love to try a stripology ruler.

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  70. I usually use my 6X12" quilting ruler. I have recently bought an isosceles triangle ruler and want to use it .Leena

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  71. I am a new follower on Instagram. Would be great to know your work more closely. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  72. My favorite quilting tool is my seam ripper. It keeps me honest! Thank you for the opportunity to win! ljbisme at msn dot com

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  73. What a great quilt pattern! I'd have to say my favourite tool is my rotary cutter.

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  74. I follow on instagram as tailtwistr_1

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  75. The giveaway has been closed. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

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I love receiving comments from you. It makes my day. I try to respond to each and every comment via email. I also try to make sure I respond to the no-reply bloggers within the post, but that is a bit harder to keep track of.
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Happy Quilting!