Tuesday, January 01, 2013

400thPost and a Giveaway!

Who knew that in August 2005 that I wouldn't run out of things to say before now?  I am sure that Nina knew!   For over 7 years, I have rambled about my quilting and my life in general.   Back then I had a 6 year old and a 4 year old.  Now they are a whole lot bigger!   Maddie has made several quilts of her own!  


This first one she made for a friend who was being deployed to Iraq.  Thankfully he is back home safe.
 
 The second one was for her language arts class - they were reading Treasure Island.  Her teacher was amazed - especially when Maddie told her she could keep it!





Her most recent quilt was made for a friend who was recovering from a serious surgery.  The friend is a huge Alabama fan - so it took all of Maddie's love to make her this quilt.  Maddie is an Auburn girl!  

Ian, on the other hand, hasn't wanted to make a quilt - yet.  Although he always happy to be the recipient of one!  His latest present was his NY Giants quilt for Christmas.  

 

 Well, in honor of my 400th post, I want to do a giveaway.  To the winner, I will mail 10 fat quarters of fabric from my stash.  You will get to choose the color!  About the only colors that are missing are purple and orange.  Stop snickering, Nina!  Or you can choose a rainbow if you prefer.  I promise you won't be disappointed!   All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me your favorite quilting tip.   

If you want an extra entry,  share a link to the giveaway on your Facebook page and then come back and tell me you have done so.
I'll draw a name on Saturday, January 5th.

Good luck! 
 

9 comments:

Nines said...

I wasn't snickering, I was spluttering, I'll have you know! No orange? For shame, for shame.

Favorite quilting tip: I keep all of one project in it's own shoebox- with the instructions, piecing to date and an index card with a list of progress notes on it- all dated. That way I don't forget what I am doing, where I am at, and where the pattern is. Not that I've ever done any of that, personally...

Nines said...

I shared on FB. Woohoo! Hey, wait a minute! I just created more competition! You are sneaky, Sarah Norman!

Gramsy said...

My favorite quilting tip: have yourself a daughter who is a machine quilter. That way, when you get too far behind with hand quilting, she will take your quilts and machine quilt them for you, so you can remove them from your UFO list!

Reba said...

Sarah I love reading your blog!! You have so many great projects that I've never seen. Your my hero!!

Reba said...

I posted on Facebook. I just realized that I didn't post my tip. My advice is to keep your sewing area clean and organized. I am much less productive when I have a messy sewing area.

hawkeye said...

Love your blog! My tip since I only have bits and pieces of time to quilt is that as I cut out a quilt and then as I piece the blocks I HAVE to keep everything in plastic baggies as I work to stay organized!

hawkeye said...

And I share it!

Threads Around The Block said...

My tip is that when I start a quilt, I get a plastic box (size based on how much material I have) to put the material and Pattern or idea sheet in. When I start cutting, I put the pieces in plastic bags back in this box. This keeps me from getting confused and finding out later I have used one of my fabrics in another project. Thanks so much for doing a giveaway.

anne bebbington said...

Here in the UK very few quilters are lucky enough to have sufficient room in their house to have a long arm quilting machine so most machine quilting is done on the same domestic machine that they use to make the tops. With a large quilt the bulk of the quilt sandwich can often drag and pull the work from under the machine needle - positioning your ironing board beside you at the same level as your machine bed gives you an extra surface to support all that bulk and prevent dragging - I've just machine quilted a 90" square in this way and it's a real help