Saturday, September 6, 2014

Help Me Celebrate 3 Years of Blogging with a Giveaway!

Wow! I've been blogging for 3 years! Through this blog I have met some amazing people and consider many of you friends, even though we haven't met face to face! That's the biggest advantage to blogging for me. I just love you guys! The disadvantage is that I see your amazing work and can't help but compare my own. I look at the fabulous quilting and designing and, for a time, it was hard for me to show anything that I made because of the comparison. I'm over that now and show everything I'm doing-lol. There are some projects of mine (if not all) that I know you must get sick of seeing! So, to celebrate and thank you, I'm having a giveaway with my favorites from the Etsy shop! First, I'm giving away a Union Jack panel from Riley Blake Designs.
It's awesome! It is one yard (36" x 44") and the flag runs the entire width and length of the yard. It's amazing for a boy's room, as the center of a medallion quilt, or for anything you can imagine! Another 2 bloggers will win their choice of these Union Jack panels. First, the red, white and blue:
Or, if you like, this colorful panel (these are my colors so I love this one):
Each panel has 12 flags! Each flag is about 9" x 11". These are great to make pillows (I add piping and they look super), to make a baby quilt, or to applique onto a t-shirt! I just sewed some on t-shirts for the teen grand-kids and left the edges raw. When they are washed, the edges look all ratty which my oldest grandson just loves. I also made dog beds for Charlie and Lola. Charlie prefers Lola's bright pinks to his traditional blues. Lola likes them both. I just put a backing on and stuffed them. I used 9 of these smaller blocks for their beds. If I had a big dog, I would have made a bed with the big Union Jack. You can make all kinds of quick gifts for the holidays with a minimum of work! So that's 3 winners total.

Just leave a comment on this blog post. That's all. Oh wait, that's NOT all. PLEASE leave your email address so that I can contact you! You might think that it's easy to find your email address but it is NOT. I've spent all kinds of time trying to contact people who won giveaways and end up really frustrated. I'll pick winners next Saturday, September 14th.

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING GREAT BLOGGING BUDDIES! LOVE YA!!!!! XOXO and CHEERY WAVE! BEV

71 comments:

Karen Walker said...

great give~away! Blog friends are the best!!!! xoxoxox
oh...chezstitches@gmail.com
i'd hate for you to spend hours looking for my email...

sew.darn.quilt said...

Congratulations on 3 years and here's to many more, Bev! Although I don't comment on every post, I thoroughly enjoy watching the progress on your latest project :D

X

Heather said...

Wow, those panels are amazing. I lived in England for a few years and just love Union Jacks, thanks for a chance at this amazing giveaway. Love your blog.

Hcksews@aol.com

Mary said...

Congrats on 3 blogging years! Nice giveaway. I have roots in GB.

GO STARS! said...

Congrats on 3 years! I love your blog - your bright quilts, your sweet puppy dogs and your way with words keep me coming back. Looking forward to many more years of reading!
sckett at yahoo dot com

Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

Fabulous giveaway. What a cheerio way to start a weekend - tlgreb927@cox.net. Happy sewing this fine Saturday, my dear. XOXO

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

It's it amazing how time flies by when you are sewing and quilting and I've lot track of how long I've been blogging - maybe 6 years give-or-take... stop by and visit my blogs: westiejulep.blogspot.com - you'll never know what you'll find there! and ... katiesews4fun.blogspot.com - this is my digital 'scrapbook' of every single thing I've made - which 99% of everything has been given or donated to various causes.

All the best and good luck to all those enter your give-a-way. Katie
kwyatt8419@aol.com

Anita said...

Congrats on 3 yrs! Enjoy reading your blog and seeing your creations! Thanks for blogging and the giveaway :) here's to many, many more years!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Congrats on 3 years. Tome flies when we are having fun. Your work is outstanding...stop comparing. Just continue to inspire us!

Gill said...

Congratulations and thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Yay! Blog Anniversary.

20 North Ora said...

Congratulations Bev! I LOVE the Union Jack panels! Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations on 3 years! I love the panels and knew the colorful was you. :-) Very fun! Have a wonderful weekend! crazy . boutquilts (at) yahoo No spaces. ;-)

barbara woods said...

congrats on three years Bev

Karen M said...

I always love to see what you are working on. Thanks for sharing your work and thanks for the chance to win this great fabric.

Kristy said...

Congratulations! I love reading your posts. You always are up to something fun! Your bright colors make my day bright. Thanks for the giveaway. K-

charlotte said...

What fun and 3 years! Wow! Keep on blogging, Bev!
charlottemaxwell57@gmail.com

Lynn McIndoe said...

Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary. I look forward to your posts and seeing what you have been sewing. You have your own unique style and your fresh colourways make your work easily identifiable. So fresh, happy and fun. lynnmcindoe@gmail.com

Lynn McIndoe said...

Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary. I look forward to your posts and seeing what you have been sewing. You have your own unique style and your fresh colourways make your work easily identifiable. So fresh, happy and fun. lynnmcindoe@gmail.com

Lee said...

Happy 3 yrs of blogging!! Thank you for sharing the celebrating with us by having a giveaway! I always love reading your blog.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I would love to have these!!! Thank you for the chance.
Quilter@nbnet.nb.ca

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on your three year milestone. Love reading your posts and look forward to many more. I can see why you like those bright Union Jacks. Thanks for the chance! edrin1932@gmail.com

Karen said...

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! I enjoy getting your email newsletter and seeing all of your beautiful work!keep up the good work!
Karen at A Glimpse Into My Reveries
Doulakaren(at)yahoodotcom

margaret said...

congrats on your 3 years of blogging and heres to the next 33 years!

poppiquilt said...

Great! Congratulazioni!
This pannel is very nice : I prefer the original colors.
Happy Giveaway! Lidia
poppiquilt@yahoo.it

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the blogiversary and thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations! Three years is awesome! I love the Union Jack prints. Especially in those fun colours!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wild how we never seemed to get this fabric in the UK - and I love it!!! Happy 3 years!! amycav at hotmail dot com

maudie said...

Congrats on 3years! And thanks for the chance to win some great fabric. Love the colors. Jillfroelich@yahoo.com

maudie said...

Congrats on 3years! And thanks for the chance to win some great fabric. Love the colors. Jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Renee G said...

Congrats - this looks like fun fabric.
rsgrandinetti@ yahoo (dot)com

Kathy Davis said...

I love the bright colored one. I can just see this made up into a quilt for my granddaughter, Nellie.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Janie said...

Congratulations on 3 years. Love the union jack panels. Thanks for the chance.

linny said...

Congrats on 3 yrs of blogging. Love the fabric, thanks for a chance to win it. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Carol D. said...

Congrats on three years blogging. Would so love to win this fabric. My daughter lived in London for the last 2 years. She now has a little baby boy on the way and is doing the nursery in a travel theme, mostly centered on London. His name is even London inspired.
csdillman@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

Kristy said...

Fun! My girls would love for me to make them pillows as you've mentioned! Thanks for the chance! :) hopefulthreads(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sewing Sue said...

What interesting fabrics... I love your blog.

Amy said...

The Big Oh-3---Congrats! Thanks for a chance at the fab fabric giveaway!

Amy said...

The Big Oh-Three? Congratulations! Thanks for a chance for the fab fabrics--I'm humming Rule Britannia!

Mrs. H said...

Nice and bright!
I have a friend in England that I want to make something for. This would be perfect.
my email: belleisforbeautiful (at) hotmail (dot) com

GranChris said...

Congratulations! Another milestone accomplished. I'm sure these would make a wonderful pillow or two.

Wendy said...

thanks for the chance to win, I love the ones you've recoloured.

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! Thanks for the chance to win!
wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

Arianna M. said...

What fun! I'd love to make something for my sister from one of these!

Vanessa Kasal said...

Congratulations on 3 years!!!! I absolutely *love* Union Jacks so thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!
vkasal at yahoo dot com

My heart is here said...

Congratulations! I have so many ideas what I would make with this :)

Diana said...

How wonderful!! I am going to London in November for a week and I am really loving this give away!! I can see this in the quilt I am making to commemorate that visit. dkl44@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

So happy I found your site- congrats on 3 years! I adore these panels-- would be cute for either of my kiddos! Thanks for the chance! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Joan H. said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I Enjoy the Union Jacks in all the colors.
ray.joan.hanson@gmail.com

OhioLori said...

Yay! for 3 Years...& here's to many MORE!!!! :)

Looove the assorted colors flags too.... & Looooove your Blog & projects too. (& am a Follower too..)

Missy Shay said...

I have really enjoyed your blog, thank you!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Julia Floyd said...

Congrats!!! Thanks for the chance!
julitafloyd(at)gmail(dot)com

Piper Lane said...

These are fabulous! If I don't win I'll have to buy one. ;)Thanks for giving us the chance to win. weefarm8@gmail.com

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats on your three year blog anniversary! Love the panel--very cool! I've enjoyed watching the progress on Gossip in the Garden--it's so cute.

Mom C said...

Three years and not out of ideas yet. Isn't it amazing how blogging has changed quilting. Love all the ideas that pop up. So much fun and creativity. Thanks.

Mom C said...

forgot bc (underscore)hats (at) hotmail (dot) com Thanks.

Ella and Nesta said...

Congratulations! Love the idea of making beds for your furry Friends with this fabric! My favourite is the colourful one too!

Kallie said...

Congratulations on 3 years!!!! I love that blue and reds panel! It is gorgeous :) can't wait to see what you are working on next!

Nita said...

Happy blog-aversary! :) nitadances at gmail dot com

katyquilts said...

Wow! I love these panels! Thanks for the chance to win.

sew4given AT aol DOT com

Barbara O. said...

Happy Blogaversary, thanks for sharing so much of your sewing and quilting and live and thanks for this lovely giveaway!

Gidget Lincoln said...

Congrats on three years of blogging. I would love to make a few purses out of that beautiful fabric. Count me in on your giveaway :). Thanks!! gidgetlincoln@gmail.com

Jess Burns said...

Congrats on 3 years - I'm sure it takes a good bit of dedication to keep going that long (I have very poor long-term follow-through skills).

jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

Michele T said...

Awesome news that you are celebrating 3 years of blogging!!! Here is to many more!!!

Karen Propes said...

Congratulations on 3 years, goes by so fast. Thanks for this great giveaway, I love the colorful colors.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Swedish Scrapper said...

Happy 3 year blogiversary!!! Here's to many more creative quilty years!

Donna Rider said...

Your blog adds pleasure to my day. Your color sense is awesome and an inspiration to my quilting. Keep in touch knowing that you make a difference.

Jaytee said...

What a great way to celebrate 3 years of blogging and giving us mere mortals plenty of ideas. I live in the UK so can think of plenty of uses for this fabric! many thanks, Jenni

jennit22@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a give-away to expose the lurkers. Love your blog, hunt through your shop often. I mostly come for the inspiration, your work is so colorful and happy looking. So happy to know you create in OK.I live nearby (as the crow flies.) Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

Shirley Elliott said...

Congratulations! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. (shirparks@gmail.com)