SMS Giveaway Day!

>> Sunday, May 16, 2010

First, a shout-out to my regular readers and a welcome to newcomers via SMS' Giveaway Day (I encourage you to take a look around but I also know you've got all sorts of giveaways to enter. So welcome, and I hope you join the flock of regulars).

How does the above picture relate to Giveaway Day? Well, those are images of the last few quilts I've made, and I've been collecting the little scraps, the tiny ones too small to go into the scrap box, in a bag on my sewing table. Scraps that would be perfect for a ticker-tape quilt, as well as some strips that could be deployed in a string quilt, and a few larger squares and rectangles that could be used in almost any scrap quilt.

But that's not all.

The scrap bag will arrive with some stripes -- a fat quarter of pink Sugar Snap squiggly lines and a large-but-not-quite-FQ of some Michael Miller blue/yellow/brown stripes.

{For those who aren't sewers or who aren't loving this giveaway or who simply love all giveaways, I'll be doing another one in the next month of something I've made so my non-sewer readers out there can get something too.}

The fine print:
*Leave a comment below. Tell me something fun -- about yourself, that you'll do in May, that you're saving up to do, about where you live...
*Make sure you leave a way to reach you -- through your blogger contact info, an email address, etc.
*The giveaway is open until Thursday, May 20 at 8 pm EST.
*This is open to everyone, anywhere in the world.
*I'll probably select the winner randomly, but if someone tells me an amazing tale, bribes me with something amazing, or otherwise makes me laugh out loud, I won't guarantee I won't pick them (how's that for a sentence based on negatives!).

Good luck!


Anonymous May 16, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

My interest in sewing and pretty fabric began when I made my own scrub caps for my surgery rotation. I almost wish I wanted to be a surgeon so that I could make myself a zillion scrub caps; there are so many pretty fabrics!

webmailaddress2 @ yahoo dot com

Anonymous May 16, 2010 at 7:13 PM  

Ohh, nice fabric !! I'm sure it wants to come here to visit with me and be made into something gorgoeus.

I'm sitting here in front of the computer checking out blogs when I should be sewing, or lighting the fire, it's really cold and still foggy here today (at almost lunchtime).

I'm doing the giveaway too, so come over and visit!

Grace May 16, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

I think I've been a reader of yours since the last giveaway day! Love your blog, love your work.

Something I'm saving up for.... plane tickets for our family to go to Sweden to visit our best friends. Haven't seen them in 2 yrs.

I love that squiggly fabric.

momhooten May 16, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

I've been quilting for 30 years. I will be retiring the end of May and starting a new job--FULL TIME GRANDMA to my first granddaughter. I live in the panhandle of Texas where the wind blows more than Chicago. I'd love to win more fabric, since I'll have a lot more time to quilt!

Sam May 16, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

I'm doing something fun -- packing for Alaska! I'll need a new stash when I get there, I'm leaving behind everything 15 or more years old.

Elsa May 16, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

well, I started sewing when I was about 5 years old. I had a little doll that needed more clothes so my mom gave me some fabric, showed me how to thread a needle and said I could make her some clothes. Got everything cut out and started to sew! It was really cute till I realized that I had sewn it directly on to my own little dress! I cried a lot and my mom helped me cut it off and then fixed the little doll dress for me! It was the beginning of a love for sewing! I actually started making my own clothing when I was about 8 years old! if I make clothing now it's for friends ... love making bags, quilts, project bags, things like that ... love creating!
My email is ...
thanks for the opportunity and being so generous!

Anonymous May 16, 2010 at 9:08 PM  

Something fun? I have twin daughters who are two years old. Most days that's pretty fun if I will stop and take a step back from the insane to-do list in my head and take the time to laugh and soak up their laughter.

Jen May 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

(I'm a regular reader!) Anyway...what am I doing in May....MOVING! Getting packed out the last week in May, driving from Northern NV to Southern CA Memorial Weekend; hopefully get our stuff delivered on June 1st; unpacking before the 19th of June when my sister arrives for a 2 week visit (of which 5 days will be spent in Disneyland) BUSY...let me tell ya!

Oh and I LOVE scraps!

Jocelyn May 16, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

Wow what a fun giveaway! The most amazing thing happening to me is I am retiring! Okay, I am not old enough to really retire, but this is the last year of teaching my last child, and I will be done, through, fini! Thanks for entering me :-)

Kat May 16, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

I just graduated from college (undergrad) on Friday. That's probably the most exciting thing I'll do this May (unless I get a job. Fingers crossed!) Thanks!

lili May 17, 2010 at 5:52 AM  

I'm 1/5 of the way into an epic queen size string quilt, so I'm very hungry for scraps!

I'm currently working on a new book (i'm an Aussie YA author) and thinking about doing a Phd next year!

Christine May 17, 2010 at 7:37 AM  

I'm almost guiltily giddy with this May, as my last child in high school graduates, and I'm FREE to do what I want, without making sure that all are driven to where they need to go, safe in the house, FED with healthy food, well from all the chicken soup I made for them this winter.

My life is full...and my machine and fabrics beckon me.

I have a huge smile on my face.

Annelise Pedersen May 17, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

The best and funniest thing in my daily life is swimming - every day, summer and winter.
I am living close to The Great Belt between F√ľnen and Sealand in Denmark.
Please enter me in the great giveaway!

Anne at Film and Thread May 17, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

What a fun giveaway! Thank you! I live in Huntsville, AL, home of Space Camp and where the Saturn V rocket was built. You can see the giant Saturn V rocket next to the freeway and it always means you are getting close to home!

Katrin May 17, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

Great giveaway! I live in Hamburg, Germany, it is the town with the most bridges in the world, even more than in Venice.

Vicki May 17, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

cool giveaway!
I'm hoping to take my kids on a day trip to the real Little House on the Prairie site in southeastern Kansas this summer. :)

Anya May 17, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

I live near the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon (you didn't know there was one, did you?). Thanks for the chance!

Rachael Adele May 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

I live in Indianapolis, and during the month of May, it's bananas here with the Indy 500. Thanks for being so generous!

Cristin May 17, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

YAY! Something fun.... it's not in May (although I tried), but I am taking a quilting class in June (expect questions;))!

gretamargreta May 17, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

i love scraps! i think they make some of the best quilts or little gift projects.

Willa May 17, 2010 at 10:26 AM  

fun in May? Does scrubbing walls count! NOT.
Maybe I can haul out the sewing machine and make a dent in the stash.

Ali May 17, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm just getting into sewing and can think of so many great projects to use these scraps with. I'm so excited for Memorial Day weekend b/c not only do I get to spend it with my family, but it marks the beginning of my new life as a stay at home mom! :)

sembatgirl May 17, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

Thanks for the giveaway! In May, I can't wait to go on vacation - Memorial Day camping!

Susie May 17, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Thanks for the great giveaway - so many creative uses for great scraps! May is always a busy month - mother's day, daughter's birthday (party was little pony toys have now taken over the house, ha!), our wedding anniversary (7 this year!), and then right around the corner my birthday too! my husband has a hard time keeping up with all the dates this time of the year :)

Jeni May 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

what IS it about other people's scraps? great giveaway.

this has nothing to do with quilting but here's my story...

this morning one of my students turned in a worksheet (i'm a music teacher) and instead of writing "quarter note" for one of the answers, she drew a picture of a man's head in a circle. "well, um, it's a quarter," she said. "i just don't know how to spell it."

children are hilarious!

Justine May 17, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

Ohh nice goodies in the giveway! Well something exciting for me in the very near future is a 3 week vacation to Florida where I'll be marrying the man of my dreams. Aww. Nice! Justine xx

MB May 17, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

Love the amazing scraps! Hope I win!!!

Anonymous May 17, 2010 at 11:12 AM  

Yay, scraps!

Something fun about me..hmm. Well we own five cats. We wanted two but they keep showing up. The last one litterally at our doorstep (Well between the doorstep and the front of the house crying pitifully. He was three weeks old and sounded like a bird. He still chirps rather than meows.

Anonymous May 17, 2010 at 11:13 AM  

Yay, scraps!

Something fun about me..hmm. Well we own five cats. We wanted two but they keep showing up. The last one litterally at our doorstep (Well between the doorstep and the front of the house crying pitifully. He was three weeks old and sounded like a bird. He still chirps rather than meows.

Sara May 17, 2010 at 11:30 AM  

Have you been reading my mind??!! How did you know I have been dreaming of making of ticker tape quilt but dreading the gathering of my own wrinkled, random mess of mostly ugly scraps? In all seriousness, I was contemplating making this exact quilt for my friend who is pregnant with her first child and who's fiance (and father of the baby) just passed away last week. So sad. I can't think of a better welcome into the world then wrapped in a handmade quilt, right? Thanks for the chance at such a generous giveaway!

Katie B May 17, 2010 at 11:34 AM  

Great giveaway! I actually have a pretty quiet May, but I'm hoping to find time to take my son to a minor league baseball game.

K. Pendleton May 17, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

I have been wanting to try quilting for a while now, but have yet to finally get started. I love quilt-peeping. This would give me the inspiration to finally do my own!

verykerryberry May 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

I love scrap bags, it is like a bag full of secrets to unfold. In May I will be hoping for sun, looking forward to a trip to London, V and A quilt exhibition and seeing friends over half term

Kendra from missknittas studio May 17, 2010 at 12:30 PM  

What a wonderful giveaway -- your quilts are gorgeous! In May I'm hoping to clear the decks of all my work knitting so I can get some quilting done in June :)

Anonymous May 17, 2010 at 12:52 PM  

thanks for the give a way! I love scraps. I am just going to stay home this may my daughter is still in school

SewCalGal May 17, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

I'm sitting here with my laptop, and a bad cold. Your giveaway certainly made me feel better. Lovely scraps and I do love scraps!


Cecilia May 17, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

I wish I had time to tell you a funny story ... so many blogs so little time. thatnks for the give away
from Uruguay ceciliajon at gmail dot com

Kathleen C May 17, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

I'm entering only a few giveaways; I chose yours because of the intriguing name of your blog. When I clicked on the collage of your quilts, I thought "Here is a liberated quilter!" I love your work and your spirit that shows in your designs.
I do traditional applique, liberated patchwork (there is a friendly and interesting Yahoo group called Lib-Quilters) and mostly small or mini quilts. Your tidbits would be like a burst of light (and smiles) into my muted tone on tones that I've collected for a long time.
At 60 years old, I am ready for a burst of something! Following your blog will be one of those bursts. I've got many great years of quilting and so much more ahead of me; a piece of new fabric may become my symbol for new future experiences. Thanks very much,
Kathleen C.

Erin M. May 17, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

We're going to visit our new niece later this month. Today I've had a bunch of fun typing, clicking and entering. Thanks for your participation.

~Michelle~ May 17, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

I'm just dropping by to say hi - you've already sent me some yummy scraps very lately, so I'll bow out of the "winning" portion of this post (some scraps which I've already cut into and need to get sewn up, BTW). :)

bioyarn May 17, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

Thanks for the possibility of winning such beautiful fabric. It is also fun to see your quilts.

Unknown May 17, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

Those are great fabrics, and I'd love the scraps. I'm just starting my quilting experience, and these would be great for inspiration!

Made for You by Amy Plew May 17, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

Hooray for scraps!!! I am looking forward to next May when I won't be on bedrest, I'll have 2 boys to hang out with, and I can pick all of the strawberries I can make into jam!

Eema-le May 17, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

I'm planning on hitting some rummage sales this month. I love rummage sales and I can't wait until they start popping up around here (WI). Thanks.

Jingle May 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

Your quilts are wonderful and so kind of you to share the scraps! I love fabric scraps! I make tiny stuff, so they work so well for me! I am hoping to go to the flea market this coming weekend! I just realized that I have the time to do it so now I'm all excited!!!!

britt May 17, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

hoping to get my sewing machine fixed and make me some goodies this summer!!

Jenn May 17, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

great give away! I have been wanting to make a ticker tape quilt...something about me...I am looking forward to summer very much. I live in nh so we don't get too much of it so I try to treasure every day!

stitchinpenny May 17, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

Something fun about me is that I love fish. not to eat to watch and not in small tanks, but in aquariums that are stories tall.

Gill May 17, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

I got stuck in Portugal thanks to that volcano so I'm planning another holiday that doesn't involve flying!!


grendelskin May 17, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

What pretty scraps and fabrics! May means lots of blooming in New England so I'll be getting dirty and digging holes and eating as much asparagus as I can handle!

Jen Ben Bry May 17, 2010 at 3:29 PM  

I've found inspiration on your website! I love the design of your orange zig zag challah cover and I adapted it using three Kaffe Fassett blue fabrics for the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild's first swap! Here's a link so you can see what I made :)
I find your quilts to be just incredible, and I aspire to be able to design, piece, and quilt works of art like yours!
I'm saving up for a trip to Dublin next month for my brother in law's marriage, I'm so excited!

Michelle May 17, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

I'm spending the morning at the computer drooling over other people's fabric -- after taking six kids to play at the beach yesterday, it's all I've got the energy for!

Janessa May 17, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Love scraps! SAving for a sweet camera...fabric...a transmission flush...i could go on and on....(we are students with a baby boy)
Funny story? I don't know if you watch Celebrity Apprentice, but the funniest thing happened..I laughed soo hard...Maria outed Curtis, super hot chef, for pooing in the girls' bathroom on NATIONAL TV!! Brett Michaels and Sharon Osborn were laughing like crazy and Brett's face was freaking priceless! He was trying to contain you should youtube it! That is all i got! I couldn't stop laughing.

I♥thesecrazykids May 17, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

My boys last day of school is Wednesday, which just happens to be hubby's day off, so we're having an all out fun day. They get out before lunch so we'll have plenty of time.

Aimee May 17, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

Here from NW PA where it's still trying to decide between winter * spring. It SNOWED a few nights ago! OK< it was just a few flakes & it melted, but really? Snow in May?
Great giveaway; please accept my entry. Thanks1


Kacey May 17, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

we're saving up to go on an anniversary cruise within the next 3 years. :)

kaceykendrickwagner {at}

Catherine May 17, 2010 at 4:13 PM  

I'm 3 weeks away from being a mommy to 2 boys!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Lindsay May 17, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

In May (last week in fact) I graduated with a BS in Animal Science :)

Carmen Rigby-Willson May 17, 2010 at 4:25 PM  

I'd like to win!! I've been knitting up a storm so I'd like to get back to quilting a bit or A LOT! :D

Lesly May 17, 2010 at 4:26 PM  

In May I'm looking forward to doing the long-arm training course at my local LQS so I can rent time on their machine. What fun! Thanks for the chance at your great fabric - I love scraps!

Jamie May 17, 2010 at 4:44 PM  

I'm a monogrammer, and so I LOVE scraps for appliques and other embellishments and trims. Thanks for the giveaway!

Skooks May 17, 2010 at 4:44 PM  

Something fun I'm doing: setting up my new sewing room in my new house!

Something not fun I have to do in order to do #1: MOVE all my stuff to a new house. :P


Unknown May 17, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

What a great give away! I live in DC and I have a TINY little apartment in Capitol Hill so scraps are perfect for me! I have a sewing corner that my husband calls "the sweat shop." Thanks dear. :) I'm at meg(dot)thurgood(at)gmail(dot)com.

Isabel May 17, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

Great fabric! I'd love to use some of that as lining for some book purses I've got lined up to do soon. Your blog name actually made me think of the ich-bin-ich (loosely translates to "i am myself", a tale about a small animal that goes on a quest to find out who it is, very endearing children's tale) and it'd be too cute to make a stuffed ich-bin-ich out of the fabrics.

bytesizedpieces (at)

The Wilson's May 17, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

I've been collecting scraps at thrift stores to make my daughter the ticker tape quilt...I've found some pretty vintage looking scraps and boy do they smell bad!...My sewing table smells like an old lady! Could use some sweet smelling scraps to finish the project! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Carolin May 17, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

So something funny... mhhh I'm a busy mom of two (one year and two year old.. you get the pic) a wife to a deployed soldier (ok that's not funny at all) a crazy dog owner and I serve a lazy cat.. And I love to sew.. and right now not much, but I'm trying.. I'm sometimes so busy that I mix activities.. which can end badly.. So the other day I was trying to serve everyone breakfast and also have my well derserved coffee.. and instead of milk I spooned catfood in my coffee mug..YUCK!! So I guess that was funny, was it??

Emily May 17, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

Oh I love scraps! On my to do list is make a quilt out of the awesome Vallori Wells "olive rose" fabric that I got really cheep months ago... but I just can't decide what pattern / style to do. Also I'm saving constantly for some more Anna Maria Horner fabric! :)

Sarah May 17, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

pretty fabrics, i'm starting to do more applique with my embroidery pieces. i need more variety of fabrics

degood May 17, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

Fun cute fabric. I am planning on going camping with my family and four friend and their families for Memorial day weekend. Since we are in Seattle, I hope it doesn't rain!

Jessica Jo May 17, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

I almsot didn't sign up for this one but those pink squiggles got the best of me. Something fun... Hm... I have a baby! That's fun. She even has dimples!

Riel Nason May 17, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

Ohhhh, Scraps. I recently made my first scrap quilt which I called "Attack of the Scraps" ... maybe these could be for the sequel "Revenge of the Scraps" or something ... Thanks for the chance to win!

Doina May 17, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

I live in Romania. A year ago I discovered quilting on the Internet. Since then I try to learn as much as I can.

GreenStyleMom May 17, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

I love scraps!!

I am looking forward to our annual trip to Moab, Utah. Is it too much to bring my sewing machine on a camping trip??

Des May 17, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

i love dorito chips. i'm wearing orange socks right now. i do not like commercials. my phone is broken. disneyland is my kind of holiday. my dog is brown and hairy. i wish i had a cat. i'm sad amazing race is over. i won a radio contest once, Battle of the Sexes. What do they call male ladybugs? ladybugs.

learn something new everyday. did i mention i like dorito chips?

Fiona May 17, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

Love the fabric. Tiny squares would make a great postage stamp quilt. For fun, my family are going camping for the VERY FIRST time next week. Help!! Thanks for the chance. :^)

Anonymous May 17, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

I'm going to a Tim McGraw concert this weekend with my sis .. fun times:)

Victoria May 17, 2010 at 7:42 PM  

If your little bits met my little bits I think I could have a very special pile of little bits that would make very wonderful doll quilts for my very wonderful granddaughters.
This May I am sewing so I can sell beautiful things to other people so I can take my husband of 36 years on a special anniversary trip.

Lynne May 17, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

Thoes fabrics are fabulous! I've been sewing only about 8 months, mostly because I had a baby girl and had so many ideas for clothes for her! Thanks for the great giveaway!

merlinthecat May 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who keep those little bits of fabric. Thank you for linking those great ideas, I don't feel so bad about keep them now! Good luck picking your winner and thank you for the chance to enter a great giveaway!

Carla May 17, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

Love the fabrics!

The most exciting thing that happened to me this month was I celebrated my 14th year of marriage!

Elysia Isham May 17, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

May is my 4th year wedding anniversary! I love to sew!!

Lisa May 17, 2010 at 8:11 PM  

Family vacation...the first one since the oldest started school. Branson for a whole week. We love that place...great for young families

Tanya May 17, 2010 at 8:17 PM  

Oh I love scrap fabric!
I live in Nova Scotia, have all my life, love it here!

Anonymous May 17, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

Can I bribe you by telling you about a great giveaway at We're giving away a huge fat quarter pack of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, that's gives you a chance to win something too!

Bellgirl May 17, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

Hi Hippoes, I'm sitting in a cold office in Melbourne, Australia, (not) writing a dissertation about mythical blacksmiths. This is why I need a hobby! Thanks for the giveaway! amo (at) zoic (dot) org

Rachel C May 17, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown May 17, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

i live in portland, or with my husband and toddler. ive been using the sewing machine almost nightly since my sweet child started to sleep longer chunks at night. ive never made a quilt but have wanted to for a long time now!

Dresden Quilter May 17, 2010 at 9:08 PM  

I really want to plant some tulips this month, but can't seem to find any.

Jenny May 17, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

thanks for a chance at your a quilter from Indiana...i love log cabin blocks, currently working on 2 twin size log cabins and using the quilt as you go method for the very first time! thanks for a chance.

Val Miller May 17, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

I am totally not below bribery!! I do it with my kids all the time - does that make me a bad person?? I figure, I get what I want (good behaviour) .. and they get something too. So .. this could be a win win situation for us !! Okay .. you know I am joking (sort of), but I do really like your giveaway : )

CalleLillyCafe May 17, 2010 at 9:32 PM  

What I'll do in May? Soccer, run 100's of errands, soccer, volunteer for water day 3 times!, sew, sew, sew, make some of those ooh-sew-cute rolled fabric flowers for bday cards, more soccer, tournaments, cook & clean, sleep at some point, come back & surf thru your blog, soccer, drive, drive & answer some emails!


Anonymous May 17, 2010 at 9:37 PM  

May has been and is going to be a GREAT month this year! I'm graduating from graduate school with a Master's in Social Work, I just started a new job with a local non-profit organization (I want to change the world!), I'm planning my wedding to the love of my life, and I'm turning 24 on May 27th!! I'd LOVE to win this wonderful prize - another great thing to add to the month of May ;)!

Katie May 17, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

Love your selvage spiderweb quilt...i just need to save up enough cool selvages. I live in San Diego where the weather is awesome, but there seems to be a lack of modern quilters. Guess I'll have to drive a few hours to bond with the LA modern guild.

Unknown May 17, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

great giveaway, count me in! my birthday is on saturday!!!

Tawny May 17, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

Something fun about myself: I have an obsession with saving zippers out of old clothes
That I'll do in May: I'm going to take those zippers and...
That you're saving up to do: make a whole bunch of zipper flowers out of them
About where I live: which will go into a bouquet that I will carry at my wedding in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

Phew! That's a lot of info right there! :)

adrienne May 17, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

Awesome giveaway! My big thing is that June 1 - I'll be moving into my very own house! !!!!

(also, I am so loving the ticker tape quilt you linked to. awesome)

GigiElle May 17, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

Hm... well, this has NOTHING to do with sewing, but I'm currently riding a high because my husband has FINALLY finished his degree... he's been working on it on and off for the 10 years we have been together. I'm hoping to top off the graduation joy by getting lucky with a giveaway!

Jocelyn May 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM  

I am getting together with my BFF this summer and we are planning on having some fun times together :-) Thanks for entering me. I always enjoy seeing your new creations.

Unknown May 17, 2010 at 10:28 PM  

Great to discover your blog through this giveaway! :o) Thank you for the chance of winning something lovely!

Unknown May 17, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

Great to discover your blog through this giveaway! :o) Thank you for the chance of winning something lovely!

Suzanne May 17, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

Nice blog! May is party central over here at our house. Three birthday's and three parties for our first three children - all in 11 days!!

Shelly May 17, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

My name is Shelly and I live in FABULOUS las vegas, lol. I love it here! I'm curretnly sewing summer dresses for myself and two girls and shorts sets for my two boys.. Yes that's 4 children!!!!

throuthehaze May 17, 2010 at 10:43 PM  

Sometime in May I will be going strawberry picking so I can make a strawberry pie...yum!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

ladmquilter May 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

Let see may has been a great month so far we have made reservations to go to Disney and take my 2 yr old grandson that is pretty exciting. Thanks for the chance to win and I love your selvage dresden plate quilt it is beautiful.

sewfunky May 17, 2010 at 11:09 PM  

I love where I live... I live in New Zealand where the lifestyle is fun and easygoing... awesome!

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine!

Amber H. May 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM  

Well, I don't have anything planned for May, but I think in July my husband and I are going to try for baby number 3.. and I'm hoping for a boy... I want my little baby Oscar!

I've actually been trying to find boy fabrics that I LOVE in the hopes of increasing my luck and chances of getting a boy... but I know it's still a 50/50 chance.

Tong May 17, 2010 at 11:24 PM  

Hi there! Thanks so much for the giveaway, I love the prizes! I live in Toronto, Canada with my boyfriend. We bought our first (and probably our only) house together last year and became home owners at age 25. We are very proud of this accomplishment because we worked hard and lived in a tiny bachelor's apartment to save up for our dream house. It's gorgeous and spacious, quite a chance from living in a 400 square feet apartment to owning a 3200 square feet house!

mab May 17, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

ooooh.... I've got a project that needs lots of tiny scraps!

I'm currently making my first queen-sized quilt. It's not a difficult pattern, but it's taking me for stinkin' ever. Why? Because I keep getting distracted with other projects!

Thanks for the chance to enter!

Denise May 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

I just finished a fun top for me...inspired by the "Romance Novel top Grossgrain Giveaway" on another blog. It's on my blog post for yesterday 5/16. I am also doing the SMS giveaway. I pretty much got introduced to craft blogs when I stumbled upon the last Giveaway Day and NOW I have my own. Well it's a blog anyway(grin)
Happy Monday

ps PLEASE PLEASE pick me!

Shannon May 17, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

Well, the beginning of May is my birthday and my daughter's birthday (3 days apart!) so we've already had a lot of fun. I am looking forward to going to the movies at the delux movie theater with two of my mommy friends in a couple of weeks though.

Sandy a la Mode May 18, 2010 at 12:05 AM  

wow, what a generous giveaway of some cool fabrics! something i plan on doing in may is going on a picnic!!


Miss Prickly May 18, 2010 at 12:10 AM  

My mom's and my cousin's birthdays are in May, so we're having a family party. We always have lots of fun together.

craftytammie May 18, 2010 at 12:12 AM  

hmm. here's a joke my 5 year old loves to tell:
why was the dog sweating?
because he was a hot dog!

Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 12:12 AM  

Great quilts! Fun fact about me: my husband and I are building our own house - we hope to be in it by the end of the year. I can't wait!

Marcia W. May 18, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

We just finished our May outings for Mother's Day and a get-together for Aunts/Uncles. I'm itching to make a scrappy quilt like tickertape. Thank you for this giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Foster Momma May 18, 2010 at 12:16 AM  

What a generous giveaway!
I am looking forward to my 7th wedding anniversary on May big plans yet, but I am still excited!

cakegirl May 18, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

Great giveaway. I am having a surprise 50th birthday party for my niece... and she is planning togive herself a party since no one has offered to do so. Don't quite know how to solve this problem...

AdronsCatherine May 18, 2010 at 1:12 AM  

Right now, I am saving up my babysitting money (yes, I'm a grown-up-ish mother of 5) so that I can go to Chicago this summer to meet some of my imaginary friends ;o)

And I just LOVE your quilts!!!

Christina May 18, 2010 at 1:23 AM  

Your quilts are beautiful! I am mostly a scrap quilter so this is right up my alley. I love how your scraps are lovingly placed in that ziplock. : )

Jennifer S. May 18, 2010 at 2:23 AM  

Wow, you really are judge and jury then! Well, I look forward to taking my kids (3 and 1 yrs old) camping this May long weekend. We have yet to procure a place to camp, or anything to sleep on, but I can make it work, right? In June I look forward to regretting the trip :)

Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 2:23 AM  

What lovely quilts you have and I would just love to win some of your scraps. In May I am looking after my little boy while his father travels overseas for work. I hope to do some sewing when he sleeps!

Ducks and Rabbits May 18, 2010 at 2:33 AM  

These scraps would be great for my stash as I'm just starting out as a sewer/quilter. And I'm creating room for them as I embark on the greatest declutter ever of my house. knit1purljill (at) gmail (dot) com

Lena May 18, 2010 at 2:43 AM  

Nice giveaway,I live close to the Alamo think TX, in May we are wrapping up some of our school, we homeschool.

michal May 18, 2010 at 3:28 AM  

I started sewing two years ago... and kept going ever since. I love the fabric you give away..
And I'm trying to think of a fantastic tale to share, or something really really funny... I really really want this fabric :-) But I can't seem to think of anything...
I hope I win anyway!
Thanks for taking part in the giveaway!

Katherine May 18, 2010 at 3:28 AM  

This is the first time I've hopped around on one of these giveaways, and it's been great fun so far, discovering all of these new blogs I knew nothing about. I don't know how people get the chance to enter them all!

Jules@MoonCatFarms May 18, 2010 at 3:35 AM  

What a fun giveaway. I love mix n match bags of fabric! Thanks for the chance.

I am doing a great, fun thing next weekend. I am taking a botanical soapmaking class with my sister-in-law. Can't wait!

Eileen May 18, 2010 at 3:48 AM  

those are great fabrics you're giving away!! i'm in washington state, i'm finishing a spiderweb wall quilt, binding my husbands king size quilt, planting flowers, working on a family cookbook, along with several other quilting projects i'm in the midst of. have a great day!!!

DangAndBlast! May 18, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

Greetings from Houston! I keep meaning to make this patchwork bag I've seen, but all I'm making in May is baby hats for a hat-loving friend and knee socks for my kid brother -- such a great kid (turning 20 this month!), he'll actually wear homemade bright green knee socks!

Sam May 18, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

Hi and greetings from Albany, Western Australia. I would love to win this fabric; I love scraps and make lots of scrap quilts - I have a large family and lots of people who love them. Thanks for making this possible. regards Sam (Sandra)

Jodie May 18, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

Hello from the south of England. I'm an Aussie living here with my hubby and 2 kids. I spend most of my spare time travelling or organising to travel but would love to have more time to sew. Love your giveaway. If I win I will MAKE the time to sew more!!! Thankyou.

Shruti May 18, 2010 at 9:01 AM  

Hi, I'm from India and I run an 'up'cycle shop here... We make quilts etc from old clothes, curtains, absolutely any old fabric... We also make grocery bags from old newspapers...
please visit my blog
thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

Hi, I'm Melissa from South Bend, IN. Something funny - the last word verification I did was Piggyness and it just made me laugh.

Thanks for giving!

tara May 18, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

I love tickertape quilts. Story?
My mom visted from Canada this month and we shopped our way through several quilt stores. I broke down and bought fabric that i didnt want to go on the list of "fabrics that got away from me" (like Neptune). I bought Hushaby, Nicey jane and Love. No idea what to make with them but I cant wait.
Thank-you for the giveaway.

Melissa Ann May 18, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

Those two quilt tutorials you linked make me super excited about scraps! Who would have thought scraps could be so fun?! Thanks for the tip!

Jessica May 18, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

I'm going to a wedding this weekend and am currently working on making matching ties for my son and husband

Jennifer McNichols May 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

Something fun about myself: well, in the past month, my husband and I have decided that we want to spend a year traveling around Europe in an RV with our daughter. So we're hatching a 5 year plan to see if we can make it a reality! :)

kt May 18, 2010 at 11:38 AM  

I'm kt and I've been spending way too much time reading all these great quilting blogs, but I've been so inspired by all of them. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown May 18, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

those Scraps look yummy!
I am going to Switzerland this Summer with my best friend! I really have to brush up on my french though, because all I can say in french is "Get your feet off the table" my mothers favorite when I was growing up.

Nanbon44 May 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

My grandson's Bar Mitzvah is in May and the whole family will be there, Please enter me in your lovely drawing, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com.. from Florida Gulf Coast...

♥Duff May 18, 2010 at 12:08 PM  

Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize! Something random--on the second Friday of every month I bake dessert for the local homeless shelter (last Friday that was 8 dozen cookies!)
oh, and a joke: What's the difference between Santa Claus and Tiger Woods? Santa stops after 3 "HO"s!
Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!

no4daughter May 18, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

Great giveaway. I am saving up for this way cool professional singer sewing machine that I found at Urban Outfitters. It comes in a retro green color and I really want it badly.

Betty Rockit May 18, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

Howdy! I love that squiggly pink fabric!!! I am saving up to take a family vacation in July!!

bettyrockit at gmail dot com

charlotte h. May 18, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

loving the fabric stash bundle!!! i am a middle school teacher and cannot wait for may 27th... my last day until august! whoohoo!!! i will be going to pennsylvania to visit family and then to bogota, columbia in june :)
something i hope to do is have more time to sew... i have loads of wips to complete!
the blob: What kind of beans do you like for supper?
the werewolf: Human beans.
(one of my 6th grader's newest jokes :)

Sarah May 18, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

My plan for this May is to finally get the garden finished. We'll see how that goes ...

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Kelly May 18, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

I've moved 17 times! Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown May 18, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

I'm going to my husband's yearly family reunion and crawfish boil this Saturday.


Hilda May 18, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

I'm planning on going camping this weekend! Although there is snow in the forecast right now... bummer. I live in Calgary, AB Canada, and umm hmm I dunno anything else fun to tell you right now!

Eleanor May 18, 2010 at 1:16 PM  

I live in Bardstown, KY. It's the Bourbon capital of the US!!! Thanks for the chance to win!


Jessica Christensen May 18, 2010 at 1:16 PM  

I'm throwing a monster baby shower on Thursday -- looking forward to that. I'm going to San Diego (but not till June 5th) for my brother's wedding. Definitely looking forward to that!

Thanks for a great giveaway.

jessierey at msn dot com

Sunshine May 18, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

Yay scraps - I love the surprise treasures amongst them!

Here's an odd fact about myself: I can't sleep with the sheets tucked in, my feet MUST be able to breathe! I'm having a heck of a time at hotels, where every night the walk around the bed begins again - untucking all those sheets that were carefully tucked in by the room service :)

Tara May 18, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

We've got the annual family camp out planned for Memorial Day which I'm really looking forward to! Hoping to have a quilt done for my niece by that time! Love the scraps! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Lichtlein May 18, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

WOW, what a wonderful idea!
I'm deeply impressed.

Kind regards from Germany
Claudia alias

My eldest daughter is waiting for her baby...and we too. :-)

ilovebabyquilts May 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

What do vegan zombies say?

Graaaaaiiiins! Graaaaaiiiiins!

Julie in WA May 18, 2010 at 2:58 PM  

Well, I have been called up for consideration at jury duty. I am working hard on my attitude, for I was so anticipating lots of time to quilt and garden (with the end of homeschool co-op) and now I am afraid I will be spending massive amounts of time in a court room. I keep reminding myself that living in a free country with free elections means being responsible for civic duty as well. Maybe I will take along design paper and colored pencils!

Kelly O. May 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM  

in may the splash pad opens here in town! so fun for the kids!
great giveaway! crossing my fingers!

Leah May 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

I have started collecting scraps too not really sure what to do with them yet but am going to find out soon. Cant hide them from my husband much longer. :)

CraftyHourMom May 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

Great giveaway! Fun fact: I'm stoked about going to Mexico with my in-law family this Christmas! I made a swimsuit coverup last week, and will be attempting a swimsuit soon too!

Krystin May 18, 2010 at 3:32 PM  

Scraps!! :)
Something interesting...I'm moving to CO soon and hopefully getting a teaching job. I'm super excited about the move - especially considering I've lived in FL my entire life


Mikelle May 18, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

I am a fabric hoarder. I know that is not that interesting, but my husband is just now catching on...I think his head may explode!

kell22 @

Rachael Adele May 18, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

It's May in Indianapolis, so I"m going to try and avoid all of the race crowds!

Ms Muffin May 18, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

Oh, something fun ... the most fun I have at the moment watching my 6 months old son trying to crawl. He has not quite mastered it yet ... so this looks really funny.
But if you want to see something really funny I would recommend the movie "The ugly truth". I just saw that one a couple days ago ... I love movies where you can laugh! :-)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Carla May 18, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

I am typing with one finger because I have a baby in my lap and she is pulling my hair while trying to kick the keyboard with her adorable chubby bare feet. She should be sleeping. Despite all her antics I will likely make her a quilt with your fabric. Hopefully she won't need to sit on my knee while I sew too!

Thanks for a chance at your great giveaway!

Unknown May 18, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

a fun fact about what I'm doing in may...finishing up my sewing/craft studio - its almost done and I can't wait to use it!

thanks so much for the chance to win!


Shevvy May 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM  

I started studying again in May for the first time in over 20 years. A bit daunting, but fun all the same.

Susan Seeley May 18, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

Got to love fabric! I'm so glad that that's one thing that won't go digital! LOL I love the color, feel, all sensory (Except smell) of fabric, fabric, fabric!!!

Mama Lusco May 18, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

Fun fabrics! I live in beautiful Eastern Oregon, 3 hours from the nearest fabric store or metro area. Thanks for the great giveaway! luscofamily(at)

Jess May 18, 2010 at 5:28 PM  

My husband and I are saving up for a lot of things! We just bought a house that needs a total overhaul! Flooring, roof, appliances, you name it, we're probably saving for it.

Katie May 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

I live in Arizona, and temps will soon be over 100 degrees. While it's a fact about where I live, it's not a fun one. :) Also, my favorite animals are Hippos.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Louby Lou May 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

May is the month of my Mum's birthday. So, weather permitting, I'm going to arrange a super sweet birthday picnic. And if it rains? We'll just take it in doors... Thanks for the giveaway!

Ariane May 18, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

What a great giveaway! Hmmm...I'll be working on some of my sewing projects and making my flower beds prettier, in between working and running around after my kids. Not too interesting I guess. But that's what is going on.

Unknown May 18, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

Hmm, my main thing for May is getting ready for my daughter's Bday this June. Our Bdays are 3 days apart. I'm first. The other day my daughter asked me why we never celebrate my birthday. I was touched that she noticed. She's 5!
This beautiful fabric would make an awesome quilt for my new niece. I'm soon to be a first time auntie and dying to spoil my sis and her baby!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
rayamashita (at) yahoo (dot) com

alli b May 18, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

I'm saving up for a trip down to Graceland for a tacky trip with girlfriends. Last time a friend was there she got me elvis fabric...amazing!!
Great giveaway.
alli b

Misty.Creek May 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

What pressure! How can I strive to be interesting, unique and laughable? Laughable is easy; just look at me. In May, I hope to get in a few more naps before the monkeys are out of school for the summer. Help!

Hananeko May 18, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

Oooh, I love scrap bags. Something that I'm saving up to do? I enjoy drawing and would love to get my hands on a set of Copic markers... but they're so expensive!

Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 7:50 PM  

Scrap bags are my favorite. In May I'm finishing (hopefully) a lot of half-done projects.

jeanmarie. May 18, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

that fabric looks beautiful! i love scrap packs. :) nice blog... i am now a follower!

A. May 18, 2010 at 8:22 PM  

i dont have much planned for may, other than finishing grad school - but i DO LOVE that dresden/selvage photo in the post below. so cool!

CC May 18, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

One day I hope to have a honeymoon. We never had a honeymoon after we were married but we will save up however long it takes to have a really fabulous and well deserved honeymoon. I love fabrics scraps and hope to win your wonderful giveaway!


Lisa May 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

I have been saving the most tiny scraps for a ticker tape quilt these would be fabulous to win. In May I have started to build my house, which we have been saving forever to do, where we live in Hawaii.....BRIBE, ok, wanna come for a visit??? !!!!

Danielle May 18, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win! My love for sewing began at my grandma's house who lived a mile up the street. She once bought me a kids sewing machine. It sewed yarn into paper. It was pretty awesome. I wish I still had that machine cause it would be so cool to give to my daughter.

Richelle May 18, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

Fun fabric!

Something fun we are planning on doing this summer is to join a place that has a splash park, tree house and fun gardens to entertain the kids for the summer

misfitknits May 18, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

oooohhh!!! i LURVE me some scraps! a quilter after my own heart! not sure if this is fun, but: i learned how to tat handmade lace about a year ago and i am head over heels in love with it! to make fine, delicate lace by hand is something amazing!

Jessica May 18, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

What lovely fabric, thanks for the opportunity . . . um, I live only 15 minutes from Disneyland and every other year we get annual passes. . . that's fun!

leah May 18, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

In May I'm planning to have a baby, but she's overdue, so I don't know if she'll bee here anytime soon or not! That and to clean the house: super exciting, huh?!

Cruz May 18, 2010 at 11:14 PM  

May is when my olest daughter comes home from college and my younger daughter starts preparing for finals. My mother's birthday, Mother's Day, my daughter's birthday, Memorial Day!!!

kirsten May 18, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

May has been a whirlwind. I have two kiddo birthdays and kids sewing challenge I participated in. I'm trying to get summer clothes knocked out for the kids right after I just made their birthday presents, and birthday outfits! I've been cranking it out. I still have a quilt as you go quilt that is part of my daughter's birthday present to work on as well.

Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

We are saving for a big trip- I keep spending money on fabric- so I can't afford to bribe you.

SewOverwhelmed May 19, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

In May I just finished a king size quilt for my nephews wedding gift and good thing because I'm going to be super busy sewing when I win the scrap bag from Two Hippos giveaway! Hope I win.

Phoebe May 19, 2010 at 12:45 AM  

i love scraps!! this summer i'm getting married, my brother is graduating from high school and my other brother is expecting his first child!!

Paper Tiger May 19, 2010 at 1:25 AM  

I'm saving up to go to Hong Kong. A friend of mine works in the foreign service there, and I want to visit & go get clothes made!

Leigh May 19, 2010 at 1:44 AM  

I am saving up for a new sewing machine! It's going to be a LOOOONG time saving though! :)

Anonymous May 19, 2010 at 2:33 AM  

I live in South Australia and I'm addicted to fabric and chocolate.
Thanks for such a great giveaway.
:) Amelia
ameliasliedrecht at yahoo dot com

katrien May 19, 2010 at 5:08 AM  

I'm from Belgium and last weekend i have been to a quiltexposition in Luxembourg.

Maroesja May 19, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

I'm from The Netherlands and just started sewing a few months ago, so I needs to work on my stash ;)

carmel May 19, 2010 at 6:18 AM  

hi ronit
how are you?
im not planning any thing special- just the every day normal' take care of the kids and so...
but yesterday it was hag shavuot so it was nice
thanks for the great giveaway
have a great day!

sfer May 19, 2010 at 6:23 AM  

I'm always collecting nice tiny scraps for my pouches and purses, so even if I don't quilt them all into a bigger piece, I'd love to win!!

Something I'm looking forward: my second trip to the US, ten years after the first one.
Something fun about myself: I got married last March but our parents don't know (I'm not sure my mom will find it funny, even though I've been living with my husband for ten years).
Something curious about where I live: it's a city really close to Barcelona, Spain. So close so close that there's a street (you can look it up on google maps: it's called Riera Blanca) in which the buildings on one side belong to Barcelona and the buildings on the opposite sidewalk belong to L'Hospitalet, the city where I live.

There you go ;-)

Thanks for the chance to win!!


Leah May 19, 2010 at 6:41 AM  

Thanks for the chance. My hobbies list grows faster than my abilities sometimes.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) May 19, 2010 at 6:58 AM  

Oooh, love the pictures of your quilts!

May is my favourite month because for me it means getting pampered on mother's day at the start of May and again on my birthday at the end of May.
Although all the pampering has been put on hold this year due to my youngest suffering a serious flare up of her asthma and requiring lots of trips to the doctor and hospital.
At least I'm having fun finding lots of new blogs through the SMS giveaway day!

debyeo at hotmail dot com

Brightsider May 19, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

What great prizes!

This May we are taking our 9 month old daughter Robyn away on holiday for the first time. We're going to a holiday park with my parents and my sister and BIL. I'm so excited! Our daughter is absolutely wonderful but such hard work- I thought I worked hard as a primary school teacher before she arrived, but dealing with 30 7 year olds everyday is nothing compared to a baby! So I'm looking forward to putting my feet up and letting Nanna and Grandad look after Robyn.

Firesong May 19, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

Unfortunately, May is a busy month for me at work. My son has baseball practice 3 times a week and games twice a week. And I have been trying to finish 4 baby quilts in the last month as we have babies galore right now. I am actually looking forward to June for a little respite.

Anyway, thanks for the giveaway, I love me some scraps.

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