23 June 2011

Another giveaway and my excuse for lack of blogging.....

Good heavens I am neglecting my blog this month! I do have a valid excuse though..... I took and English Lit class this summer and I need to clarify, I LOVE English Literature....my major is English/Creative Writing, so you know....BUT in the summer it is so intense I haven't even had more than 1 hour to spend quilting on my longarm. (imagine my lip pouting out past my nose!) But, in that hour, I did have some sewing fun! This is my living room, well, my OLD living room now turned studio! I am super excited for June 30th to come as this is the last day of my class! SO,......bear with me folks...please! I'm on the home stretch.

So, below you'll see my set up. It's a start....the quilt that is on the longarm now is really 2 sheets purchased at Savers (second hand store) with warm and white as the batting. This is my practice quilt...one of them anyway. I'm also quilting the charity quilts on this badboy too!


Below you'll see my first attempts at stars freehand. I want to buy the lasor styllus for the machine, but it does have the PC Quilter too! (double score!) So, what do you think of my stars? I love them and think they turned out pretty good for a first try.


Now....to move on and do some celebrating! Like I said a couple posts back, I'm having more giveaways this summer and it's time for another one!!! I found this book on quilting with selvages! I thought it was fabulous! With this book I am also giving away all the selvages that I have to add to your collection! This book has so many fun and cool patterns that it will be impossible NOT to make them all!

Quilts from Selvage Edge by Karen Griska


Here's a sneak peak inside the book! Tons of easy to follow directions and great pictures for following step by step! Like I said, a bag of selvages will go with this book to add to your collection.


SO...here's the skinny!

You can enter to win five times!
1. Leave me a comment and let me know what your plans are with this book and if you've made anything with selvages!

2. Like A Desert Quilter on Facebook. ( leave a comment to let me know and if you already do let me know too!)

3. Tweet about this giveaway and use the hashtag #adesertquiltersum2 (leave a comment letting me know you did)

4. Become a follower of my blog. (if you already follow, leave a comment too)

5. Blog about it and leave a link so I can check it out! :)

The giveaway will remain open until Wednesday June 30th at 10pm PST.... a winner will be drawn through random generator Thursday Morning July 1st!

To recap, you are not required to enter all five times, I thought I would give several options. Let's have some more fun!

Good Luck!!

41 comments:

  1. I have seen colorful rug mugs made with selvage blocks, and I'd love to make some. Good luck with your studies. I earned degrees in writing and English.

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  2. I must already "like" your Facebook page because that's where I first saw this post.

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  3. I am a follower! Great job with your freehand practice! Looks like you'll get the hang of that machine quickly.

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  4. Placemats, mug rugs, pot holders ; little projects

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  5. I liked you on facebook a while back--in fact, I still like you. :)

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  6. I have been saving salvages for a while. I also save all those little instructions when you buy panels that have instructions. I would probably make placemats unless I had a book like this to get more creative ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I've been saving selvages to make a string quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Have fun with your long arm and your stars look very happy. I have a small basket of selvages that I am saving for my first project of what I don't know.
    Rita E in AZ

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  9. I am a follower of your blog.
    Rita E in AZ

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  10. Oh my gosh! It's like you've been reading my mind. I have been saving my selvages to make something, but I don't know what. I'd love to win your book and selvages and go for it! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  11. I posted about your drawing on my blog here:
    http://stitchdays.blogspot.com/2011/06/win-book-of-selvage-projects.html
    and I put a link in my right side bar.
    Rita E in AZ

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  12. I am now following your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  13. I am a follower! gougeonathome@charter.net

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  14. I would make a chair cover for my sewing room chair! gougeonathome@charter.net

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  15. I follow this blog. Thanks!

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  16. I like you on Facebook. Thanks!

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  17. Liked on Facebook. SOOOOO want to win!
    Cassie Smith =)

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  18. I have been saving selvages for a couple years and would use the book for ideas to use them up. Thanks!

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  19. Following! Cassie Smith =)

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  20. First time with selvage, maybe a purse or a quilt would be AWESOME!
    Cassie Smith =)

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  21. I've never used selvages but if I won I'm sure I would. Maybe some mug rugs and coasters,

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  22. I am a follower...

    I too am collecting Selvedges for a Selvedge Quilt.

    I am SOOOOO jealous of your HQSixteen... My LQS rents time on theirs, and I have gotten to know it fairly well. That is one very nice machine!!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  23. I have not personally made anything using selvages but my sister asked me to save them so I have a whole bag full I need to send off. PS - your stars look great and Im envious of the longarm!

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  24. I am already following, thanks!

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  25. I tweeted @LisaT63, thanks!

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  26. I liked your page in FB too...
    ^^

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  27. hmm..maybe for a mug rug, I saw many people sew a pretty mug rug using selvages. Really a great idea!!!

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  28. Gosh, I'd love to read and study this book. I've recently begun to save selvages from my projects. I made a mug rug that I take to classes and sewing bees. I'm working on a cover for my Nook e-reader. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  29. I clicked Like on Facebook:)

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  30. I follow your blog:) Good luck with your class. I love literature classes.

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  31. I have blogged about your giveaway at:
    http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-jane-block-f-9.html

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  32. I would love to win the book for inspiration in using the selvages I've been saving! I haven't made anything yet, but love Karen's blog and I'm sure her book would be great!

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  33. I've enjoyed Karen's blog, and articles about her (the first I read in DUQ)use of selvages. A selvage pincushion or mug rug interest me for "getting started". Thanks for the chance to own her book and use your selvages.

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  34. Blogger says I'm a follower (though it isn't working well for me lately).

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