Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One lucky winner & one last giveaway [for now]

Wow, that was a fun one!  Thank you all for playing.  I really appreciate all of your encouragement with my new patterns.  It was fun to read about how you entertain yourselves while sewing.  Like many of you said, sometimes it's nice to just listen to the hum of the sewing machine while my thoughts go towards anything and everything.  It can be a very reflective time.  But, sometimes it's nice to have a little entertainment.  You guys really like your music and your shows - everything from books on tape to zombie movies (that one cracked me up!)  I personally have been busting through another version of my Sugar and Spice quilt (which has only one block throughout the whole quilt) so I definitely needed my music.  For some reason, I was listening to the kind that makes you want to get up and boogie.  But when I watch TV (usually when my husband is out of town) I like to watch HGTV or my reality shows (that's right, I'm a reality show junkie - shh, don't tell!)

Anyways, we have one lucky winner of last weeks' giveaway.  Do you want to hear who it is?  Will lucky number "40" please stand up! 

#40 Mary Burn said... I usually have the TV on -- quilting episodes or "soap operas".  Thanks for including me.

Congrats Mary!  Send me your info and I'll send the goodies your way! 

So it's been kind of an exciting week.  Moda decided to pick up my patterns for distribution (I am really excited about that) and I got my Candy Hearts quilt done, the tutorial written up and it's scheduled to post on the Moda Bake Shop on March 20th!  Here's a sneak peak of the newest version:


Looks pretty similar to the first one right?  Well it's got a little surprise feature on it so check it out on the Moda Bake Shop March 14th to see what I'm talkin' about! 

So are you wondering what the 3rd giveaway is going to be?  L
et me give you a hint...

It's a wall hanging...

And it's one I made for my house...

And it has a birdhouse on it...

O.K.  you probably already know because I already mentioned that I was going to be giving it away on a few posts back, but it is the original Rest Your Feathers wallhanging!  Here, let me show you some pictures -

The fabrics are Dandelion Girl by Fig Tree.  It measures 25" x 28".


This wall hanging was custom quilted by a wonderful free hand quilter here in Utah named Wren Woodlalnd.  Notice the little sun tucked behind some clouds in this picture:


Here, you can see some of the sweet little birdies she quilted.  I also like how she quilted the birdhouse.  She made the "welcome" look like it's on a plaque.



Well, I hope you are excited about this.  It's a little bit scary offering this as a prize...what if you don't even WANT it!?!

This giveaway is simple though~

Leave me a comment below (telling me something fun about yourself) for one entry.
Leave a separate comment if you're a follower and I'll give you one extra entry.
Post about this giveaway on your blog (and let me know that you did in a separate comment) and you'll get one more entry!

This giveaway will close Wednesday night.  I'll let you know the winner Thursday morning.  Good luck!

116 comments:

Jackie said...

Congratulations Amber! What great news and I'm so very happy for you!

I'm a reality tv junkie too. My current favorite: Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

Rachel said...

Wow everyone has such great news to share today!! Congrats that's awesome!!!

Grams said...

I just happened on your blog. Can't wait to see your quilt pattern when it comes out on the Moda site. I'll definitely be back to visit again.

I ususally listen to a book or reruns of NCIS when I'm sewing.

Vail in TN

Mike & Jen said...

I can't wait to see your pattern posted, it's beautiful! As for something fun about myself...I'm a military wife, and make the best of the times my hubby is not at home by quilting..no housework, no food (j/k my kids won't let me go that far). I just put in as much time as I can get in to play!

Mike & Jen said...

I am a big follower of your blog too!

mandbrid said...

This is SO cute - I'd be so excited to have it!

Something fun about me is that I can bark like a dog...a little yappy dog.

mandbrid said...

I'm a follower!

L Johnson said...

Love the new Candy Hearts quilt! I really would love to be in your drawing. O.k. so something fun about myself. My Mom had her last baby 8 months before I had my first, so we were expecting at the same time for one month.

L Johnson said...

I'm a follower;)

Denise :) said...

Fun! Let's see . . . an interesting tidbit about me is that my husband and I are fulltime RVers (which makes for interesting quilting)! :)

Denise :) said...

And yep, I'm a follower! :)

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Congrats! Can't wait until the 14th. Ok lets see something fun about me...I can hear a song once and know every word by the time it is over, so I am constantly singing songs (loudly)! My middle son does this too :)

SheilaC said...

Something interesting? I got my first (and only)tattoo when I was 44. My daughter and I went together and got a matching set (she designed it)

People are always surprised when they find out, as I guess I don't seem the "tattoo type"?

GREAT give away and I would LOVE to take your quilt home :)

Thank you for a great give away!!

SheilaC

Judy C said...

something fun about myself, I am the queen of unfinished projects, and I have the shirt to prove it. I think I need a twelve step program.
I start something and then have to stop because customers work comes first and so do families projects. I don't mind when they enjoy them it makes me feel good. (now where do I sign up for that twelve step program?)

Judy C said...

oh yes I am a follower too :)

SheilaC said...

I Follow!

SheilaC

deserae said...

I would love to win! I just started quilting last year and I am teaching myself!

deserae said...

I follow!

Jenniffier said...

Thanks for giving us the chance to win that adorable wall hanging. I really like the little birdies in it. Something fun about me is I really enjoy teaching my little first graders how to tie shoes. Sitting out on the playground on a sunny day and having shoe tying lessons in one of my favorite things about being a teacher.

Jenniffier said...

I am a follower

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wonderful news! And what an adorable wall hanging. Thanks for entering me in your sweet giveaway :-) And something fun about me? I'm a fabric collector :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower!

Julie in WA said...

I like your wallhanging very much. Something funny? I once had a telemarketer call me back after I hung up on him!

Prissy said...

Something fun about me? Hmmmmm.... I'm a 30 year old trapped in a 56 year old body. HELP! How the #%^& did that happen? Oh, I love your wall hanging, AND your Candy Hearts. I must have a Candy Hearts of my own! I absolutely won't be able to sleep till I start one. Off to my machine......

Duff said...

Sweet giveaway! Something fun? Hmmmm...I once took operatic singing lessons. I want to go back!

Duff said...

I'm a follower, thank you very much!

Rachel said...

Congrats on your Moda Bake Shop appearance - what fun!

Something fun about me... I am a belly dancer. Yep, I have been dancing for 6 1/2 years and have done shows (where people actually paid to watch!)

Rachel said...

And I am a follower - that's something fun too.

Bailey said...

Something fun about me? I started a quilting bee type group in January with 11 friends - it's the greatest thing ever!

Bailey_Burwell05@hotmail.com

Bailey said...

I'm a follower :)

Bailey_Burwell05@hotmail.com

Barb said...

How could someone not want it?

Barb said...

I am a follower and dying to have that wall hanging!!

Barb said...

Look on my left sidebar and you will see the post of your giveaway...thanks again!!

Fiesta said...

I became a follower. Thank you for the chance to win

Fiesta said...

something funny, I love to garden as much as I LOVE QUILTING.
MY MOM SUGGESTED i QUIT GARDENING. wonder why??

Terry said...

It's a beautiful little quilt! I'd be thrilled to win it! Thanks so much! :0)

Terry said...

I'm a follower too! Thanks again! :0)

scrapworking said...

Adorable! My mom would love this! I'm going to become a follower for sure...glad I found you. Fun? Hmmm, I'm back in school to become a RN...at age 46, with no prior medical background. And should be studying for a microbiology exam I'm taking later this morning! Thanks!!

Deb said...

I'm a follower.

Deb said...

I LOVE birdhouses...inside as decorative and outside for the birdies. I have them all over and would LOVE to win the wallhanging. Thanks for the chance.

Needled Mom said...

What a sweet quilt and the quilting is awesome!

Something fun about myself???? Does the fact that I can touch my nose with my tongue count?

I can't wait to see your project on MBS! That is so exciting.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I can't believe you are giving this away Amber! I would love to hang it in my entry way! So cute and quilted to the nines!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Of course....I'm a follower!!

Beverly said...

That is the cutest WH. I would love to win it. Something fun about me is that I love to sit at the beach wiggling my toes in the sand, soaking up sun with at good book.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations on having your pattern picked up by Moda Bake Shop. Very exciting. Can't wait.

Hymm...something exciting about my self? In the right crowd, this might be exciting...I love all forms of quilting, especially Hawaiian applique.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I follow with great delight.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Beverly said...

I am a follower too.

SewCalGal said...

I just posted about your blog and giveaway on my site where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Angie and Michelle said...

This is beautiful! Something fun: I like visiting quilt shops when I travel.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amber, good for you! It is always nice to have patterns recognized. Love the birds and hearts.

Shiree said...

hi there, I have just started following you on my sidebar, well done, what a privilege being selected by Moda, I look forward to seeing more of your patterns

Shiree said...

... and I just love that quilt

Doris said...

Adorable...and if we didn't even want it?!? We wouldn't enter, would we?

I follow you in Google Reader.

Doris said...

Something fun.... 1) I'm an auntie to nine (soon to be ten) and with no kids of my own, so I am the fun aunt that spoils them all rotten and lets them do fun and crazy things. 2) I've jumped out of an airplane. 3) I completely renovated an old house on my own. And I'd do both again in a heartbeat.

Cheran said...

I love the birdhouse, super cute! How could you think no one would want it?? Something fun about me.....My name is 1/2 of my Dad's and 1/2 of my Mom's (Cheryl & Randy) (Dad said if I was a boy they would have named me Rancher!?!) Thanks for having the giveaway~

free indeed said...

Wonderful color! Everyone is going to want that happy wallhanging!
fun fact: I LOVE hanging laundry; I wait all winter for the first nice days of spring and out it goes..........all summer long....absolutely love it! I'll come do your laundry if I win? I don't put away clothes though...lol

Nanbon44 said...

I just love your little bird house and the quilting is wonderful with the little birds, so lucky to have such a creative quilter.

Something funny about me, I was born on Easter Weekend and my father wanted to name me Bunny Ann, good thing the nurse didn't understand him and she put Bonnie Ann on the birth certificate. He Never called me Bonnie, he always called me Bunny

Keri said...

Ambs, I'm so excited for you that Moda picked up your patterns to distribute. That's great! Congrats!

eamylove said...

What an exciting path your designs have brought you! Best of luck in these and future efforts. Now, something "fun" about me...I have a new puppy named Ginger, and she is really spicing up our family.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh this is adorable. I don't really have anything fun to say about myself. haha I would love this for my mom.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Catherine said...

Oh this is such a fun wallhanging and love all the quilting details you've pointed out. Congratulations with having Moda pick up your patterns. Something fun about me.... I find it hard to stay inside to sew if the weather is nice and sunny and regularly go road cycling and mountain biking when the weather is good. I like to take my girls on rides too in the weekends.

Catherine said...

And I'm enjoying following you blog too!

jandee.vardaman said...

Hi Amber,
I really enjoy your blog. I have just set up a blog of my own and hope it's ready for this weekend to make its debut.

Jan Dee

pinsandneedles said...

Congratulations!
A fun tidbit about me is I have been wearing a scissor charm necklace (daily with few exceptions) since 1996 the year I made my first 2 quilts. The quilts were made for a brother and sister that got married 3 months apart. The scissor charm was a gift from the family. I haven't stopped quilting since!

pinsandneedles said...

I am a follower and enjoy your blog!
Thanks

arlette said...

Loooooove the cute patotie quilt you're giving away, I'd love to have the chance to win!!!, hmmm well something funny about me, well not really, my sweet grandma's 101 years old, she taugh me how to quilt, yay!, she's in perfect conditions, my grandpa, her husband passed away when he was 95 years old, my great grandpa-her daddy- passed away when he was 106 years old, so I'm guessing I'll have a long life!

arlette said...

I'm your new follower!!!, love your blog!

arlette said...

Congrats for being picked by Moda!!!!, I'm unpolite!, lol. I've posted about your giveaway in my left sidebar, your birdie house's lovely!

Rosa Robichaud said...

Here, let's start with a list (LOL):
1 - I ALWAYS try to think positive! (i.e. the glass is ALWAYS 1/2 full rather than 1/2 empty)
2 - I have a fun blog, IMHO:
http://www.robich.blogspot.com/
3 - I LOVE home made gifts!!! So your wallhanging would DEFINITELY have it's place of honour in MY home! *VBG*
4 - And just to show to you how zany I am, here's my NEWEST blog. I hope to reach a LOT of readers and hopefully the media, as well:
http://www.onemilliondollarz.blogspot.com/

Thanks for adding my name to your contest!

Rosa Robichaud
Saint John, New Brunswick
Canada
robich@rogers.com

Quiltsmiles said...

I need a touch of spring right now, winter has gotten me down again! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
Jane

Marcia said...

My Mom loves birds and birdhouses...this would be such a nice gift for her. Please enter me in your giveaway. (of course people want your quilt!) It always surprises people to hear that I like to pull weeds (I'm OCD about it).

Cassie said...

YEAH, I am a FOLLOWER!

Cassie said...

I love to paint my fingernails hot pink!

Rose M. said...

Hi Amber!

I love reading your blog and seeing what you're making "now". I wish I had more time to quilt/embroider. I have 5 grandchildren who I love dearly and one is cuter & smarter than the next!
Rose

Rose M. said...

I'm also a follower!
Rose M.

Katie said...

SO proud of you, Amber! You are doing a wonderful job following your dream and are certainly an inspiration. Something fun about me - I love to travel and have visited over 20 countries. Oh, and I'm a compulsive list maker...I love lists and will add something on one, even if I've already completed the task, just so I have the satisfaction of crossing it off!

Katie said...

I've always followed your blog, but now I'm an "official" follower.

Britley said...

Don't want it?!?! Yeah, right!

Britley said...

I'm a follower too!

請客 said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~ ........................................

Creations in Cotton said...

I'm a follower! Congrats on the news!

Creations in Cotton said...

What a pretty wall hanging & the quilting is amazing. Something fun...in the winter the only thing that pulls me away from my sewing machine is my snowboard!

Creations in Cotton said...

I just posted about your giveaway on my blog.
http://creationsincotton.blogspot.com/

ROSA said...

io adoro i tuoi lavori... sei bravissima... incrocio le dita e spero... ;-)

goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it

ROSA said...

i am old follower
goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it

ROSA said...

blogged: http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-candy-di-little-bit-biased.html

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I posted about your giveaway on this post :-) Thanks again for a wonderful giveaway.

http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/2010/03/whod-have-thunk.html

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

I'm a follower and really enjoy reading your blog.

Teresa said...

Something fun. I live part of the year on a narrowboat on a canal in England. To get the power to run my Bernina we have to run the boat engine.I couldn't cruise without quilting.

Ukka said...

The quilting is amazing!
Something fun about me is that:this summer we with the husband have gone on bicycles on walk. He knew about area... As a result we have lost the way, have passed superfluous 20 kilometers. During a way at me the pedal has broken, but there was no spare detail. Then my husband on a roadside the old cable thrown by someone.My husband has adhered my bicycle to the (has taken on a tow). But the most interesting impressions of walk were unusual sensations from sick muscles after walk))))

Ukka said...

I am a follower so that's TWO!

Ukka said...

I linked candy on my sidebar so that is THREE!

isa & marta said...

Es muy bonito, incluyeme en tu regalo. Por cierto me encantan las series de CSI no pierdo ninguna aun las repeticiones. Un abrazo

kimland said...

Amber, I was one of the lucky winners for your 1st giveaway, the set of patterns. I have received them and thank you very much! They are beautiful. I am trying to decide which one I will try first. Thank you again and best of luck on your new adventure.

Laurie said...

Mmmm, something fun about myself? My first date with my husband was a motorcycle ride in the snow! I think he planned it just so he could cuddle with me to get warm! Actually it was GREAT! Then he wanted to show me his "record collection" up in his bedroom when we got back to his apartment! Yeah right?!! The funny thing was he really only did want to show me his record collection! Not going to tell you if I went up to his bedroom or not! It was only our FIRST date!!!

I'm so glad for you and your success here in blogland! I hope it continues for you and that your business venture only gets better and better :)

Best wishes,
Laurie

Laurie said...

PS - I am a follower :)

Sally said...

Your wall hanging is beautiful! Something fun? Well, I don't know about fun.... Although, I do have a cat that became ours after he was rescued (as a 4 week old kitten) from a fire at a local groomers. My husband was working at the fire dept. that night and we are both suckers for pets that need homes.

Mystica said...

Its so very beautiful and I'd love to win it as it is totally different to what I would see in my part of the world. I live in the tropics and the scenery would be so different.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Melody said...

I'm moving to Hawaii in two months. How fun is that? I am an avid bird watcher so this would be an awesome wall hanging. Thanks!
Melody
melodylynnhoward@gmail.com

Melody said...

Oh, and I'm a follower also.
Melody
melodylynnhoward@gmail.com

Jenny said...

thanks for a chance at this fabulous quilt, i defintely want my name in the hat! i recently read on a blog that she was dieting by quilting more...when quilting you can't shove food into your face...i like this idea, must try. i just switched to diet soda and im not liking it...ive tried lots of diet sodas, but none taste as good as mountain dew. thanks!

Tricia said...

Hmmm something fun about me...my husband and I like to go geocaching...check it out, geocaching.com. My brother got us into it...and I got my cousins into it. It's becoming a family affair.

Tricia said...

I'm a follower already! Thanks :)

Sara said...

Congrats, how exciting! Something funny about myself, I have no daughters but am currently spending all my free time making black apple dolls. I don't know why.

Sara said...

I'm a follower.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Something fun about me is that I research and write museum exhibits for a living! I'd love to win this wallhanging to give to my super sweet mother in law who would cherish it. I LOVE the birdy quilting. So gorgeous.

Lauren said...

Not want it? Puh-lease! Your quilt is amazing--sign me up for the giveaway.

Something fun about me: I collect metal cookie cutters and one day want a huge pegboard (like men have in ther garages to hang all their tools on) for them.

lissie.loo@gmail.com

allsewnup said...

I'm a new follower! Can't wait for the 14th!
Yay you!

Carolyn

allsewnup said...

I like to get goofy with my boys...the sillier the better. I love the sound of their laughter!

Carolyn

Amy B said...

Love the wall hanging! The quilting is awesome :)

Fun thing about me? Hmmm. My birthmark is in the shape of an exclamation point on my calf.

Thanks for the chance!

Katie Bishop said...

I am now a follower!

Elizabeth said...

Something fun about me? I like to garden. That's fun, right?

This is a great give-away. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Elizabeth said...

I'm also now a follower of your blog, which I was going to do anyway, but the give-away is an added bonus! Thanks much!

pamdux said...

My husband and I love watching nascar and everyone thinks that I just watch it because I have nothing else to do!