10 August 2011

DQS11 Done...and a giveaway!

Last year I made this string quilt with some "help from my friends" we swapped bags of scraps to make string quilts. It was so much fun that I have been wanting to make another one. This lovely quilt had 80 - 6" squares and took me some time to make, but when the Doll Quilt Swap 11 came around and I got in I was inspired. My partner loves bright colors so I thought this would be perfect!


So, I came up with an idea....a mini version of my quilt. Here is a peak of it before it was quilted... 




Well, I finished quilting it and for the most part love it. I really wished I would have gone a different route in the quilting, but it looks okay. I free-motioned flowers and swirls. I hope my partner loves it.


Here it is on the design wall.


I just LOVE stripes for binding....so fun!


Now it is all ready to mail out...I'm just finishing up the label. I will be posting this mini in the mail tomorrow....it has a ways to travel. *wink*


Now...for my last giveaway of the summer! I have discovered that I just love Camille Roskelley! Her blog is one that I frequent often and just love. I was pretty excited when I found out she lives in my town! So, for those of you out there that have seen her stuff and love her fabrics...I just had to buy an extra book and give it away! I love this book and wanted someone else to have it too! There are so many cute patterns and ideas in this book and it is a great addition to any quilters shelf!


For this giveaway I will make it easy....not too complicated. There are 3 ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of Camille Roskelley and her fabric lines.

2. Follow me on my blog.

3. Follow me on Facebook.

Leave a comment for each one and on Saturday morning (Aug 13th) I will use the random.org generator to pick a winner.


45 comments:

  1. I like the Bliss fabric line a lot! Great giveaway... I've added it to http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/

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  2. And I'm a follower of your blog :)

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  3. This is the first I've heard of Camille but I just clicked over to her blog and her current post is "raising boys." So, needless to say, I love her. Thanks for sharing her with us!

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  4. I love her fabric and this book looks great!

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  5. I already follow you and your doll quilt is beautiful!

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  6. I liked you on FB (but I already liked you before - smile)!

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  7. I know next to nothing about quilting, but with her book I'd learn more!

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  8. Frankly, I had not heard of her before now. But I'm sure her book will inspire someone to look into quilting. I'm falling in love with this craft and am working on my first quilt.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I follow A Desert quilter via GFC
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I liked A Desert Quilter on facebook
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Can't wait to see the Ruby collection in person!

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  12. i'm a wannabe quilter and her book looks awesome. thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  13. This looks a great book! Bliss is one of my favourite fabric lines!

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  14. I'm a follower and a huge fan of Bliss fabric lines!

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  15. I'm following you on your blog too! :)

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  16. Bliss is a really cute line. Thanks for the chance to win her book :)
    -annabelle

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  17. I really like her bliss fabric line, and I've never heard of her before now. :)

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  18. I love her fabric design - especially Bliss! thanks!

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  19. I love her fabric! So fresh and clean! Would love to win!!

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  20. Your doll quilt is fabulous!

    I love their fabric lines......I fell in love with Bliss (my dd name is Bliss)and now they have the Ruby line that is to die for! The fabrics are fresh and fun!

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  21. I follow your blog already......love coming here....

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  22. I just visited her blog and was moved by her post raising boys. She seems like a very lovely person.

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  23. I love Camille's Swoon pattern but I am making it with different fabrics. I have drooled over her book, but resisted buying it so far.

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  24. I'm only familiar with Bliss - it's gorgeous! :)

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  25. I like you on FB. :) Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  26. Camille's fabric lines and patterns are great -- would love to have her book Simplify

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  27. I am a follower! Love your blog!

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  28. I am already 'liking' you on FB! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I just visited Camille's blog. THREE boys! She has a busy home to be sure. Those boys are so adorable. Love her farmer's wives blocks, too! Thanks again for the giveaway!

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