Monday, November 22, 2010

'Tis the season for a giveaway and other stuff


'Tis the time to seize the season. I love the time from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's because it's family time and it's quilting time. So, let's celebrate with some quilting giveaways. I am kicking off December by giving away the very mini but festive little quilt pictured above. I whipped this little top up this evening and will hand quilt it over the upcoming long weekend and will give it to one lucky blog friend on December 1 to kick off the Christmas season. Leave me a comment on this post between now and midnight on November 30. I'll put everyone's name in the cyber hat (a.k.a. the random number generator) and pick the winner on Wednesday, December 1. I will mail anywhere in the world. To get an idea of the finished mini quilt see the photo below of my first version of this little cutie.


You will call me a slow starter if you've seen Kathie's blog lately. But, I have finally gotten moving on my red and shirting Irish Chain. I found more yardage of the Seneca shirtings fabric pictured on this post and produced these blocks this past Sunday. I am not sure how big to make this quilt so we'll see how things progress. I am totally loving the fabrics in this project.


Finally, I appliqued these butterflies onto a block about 8 years ago and that's as far as I got. While cleaning up some clutter this evening, I happened upon the block and decided to make another mini from it since the "big" quilt just isn't happening. So, I chopped the block into four pieces, added some sashing and will also add a border. Hopefully, the addition of some hand quilting will transform an orphan block into a wall hanging that will be the perfect gift for my butterfly-loving sister-in-law.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone (because we all can be thankful) in case I don't make it back to blog land between now and Thursday. I am looking forward to the things I enjoy this year -- connecting with quilters and actually quilting -- and plan on having some more festive giveaways during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Check back!

32 comments:

Teresa said...

Ooooo! Adorable little quilt! Count me in!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

WhiteStone said...

Count me in on the drawing.
Love your little quilt idea for the butterflies. I once made one from two vintage pillowslips (4 butterflies) and it was adorable.

Béa said...

I love this adorable mini quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs from France.

Kathie said...

Very cute little mini!!!!!
oh you have made lots of progress on your quilt , yeah!
Glad you found the fabric you needed.
Kathie

Dorothy said...

What a gorgeous little quilt. It will brighten up any kind of day. Please put me in for the draw.
The red and white blocks are looking great too.

Sandra said...

Oh, pick me, pick me (random - shandom)
I'd love to win the doll quilt, in case you couldn't tell.
And the tastycakes quilt is fab too.

Una said...

Well, Taryn, that is a sweet little quilt!! I would love to be a part of your cyber hat:) Loving the white and red too!

Una said...

Oh! And the butterflies looks like they are a well preserved discovery:) Love them too. Does this count as a second opportunity in the draw? Didn't think so... grin ...

Sue said...

What an adorable quilt! Love reproductions!

Kathie's blog is wonderful and that Irish chain is great. I'm gonna make me one one of these days....

Cheryl said...

Both yours and Kathie's red and white quilts are lovely and thank you for the opportunity to win the mini-quilt!

busymom said...

I have been watching Kathie's progress and glad to see how your quilt is coming along. Oh, if I only had time for one more project...I would be tempted to start my own. What a adorable giveaway..I would love to win! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

krisgray said...

Cute mini! Love the butterflies.

Lori said...

I'd love to win your adorable little creation!!

Your Irish Chain is fantastic. Red and white is so classic and perfect to be piecing around Christmas.

I like the butterfly quilt as a wallhanging. I'm sure your sil will cherish it.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Frances Leate said...

What a fabulous little quilt and it would be wonderful to be able to add it to my Small Quilt Collection so count me in. Happy Stitching!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Tis the season! Taryn it's so cute!! I might have a place for that little quilt, I hope to meet you in 2011! I'm having a little giveaway myself... come by.

Mimi said...

I love your wee quilt - it is soooo cute! Please put my name in the cyber hat for a chance to win this darling little quilt.

Janet said...

Your little mini is adorable! I like the quilted little one too. Your Irish chain quilt is looking beautiful. I really must make a red and white quilt soon.

Rita said...

What a sweet quilt. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

Gayle said...

Scrap quilts are my all-time favorite kind so I'd LOVE to win this little cutie!

Dawn said...

Taryn, what a generous giveaway! Your Red/White will be beautiful :)

PatchworkRose said...

Love all that gorgeous colour Taryn
Like your new header too.
Cheers
Lynne

Lisa said...

Count me in Taryn! I just LOVE the quilt! Your red and white is coming along just fine, and looking great, too.

Nyla said...

Love the mini! I am looking forward to seeing the Irish Chain come along, it's a favorite pattern of mine. That's so great that you're making lemonade with your orphan block, I'm sure your SIL will be pleased! Have a lovely Thanksgiving!!

regan said...

I love this little quilt! Hope I win!

merumo said...

Very cute! Would you put my name in? Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

christhequilter said...

ooohhh....lovely teensy quilt!!

please add me to the draw

Diane said...

I can't resist a chance to win your adorable mini quilt. Happy Thanksgiving, Taryn!

Marge said...

Taryn,

You have inspired me to start making my own small quilts to have a wall displayed with them. This would be a lovely way for me to start out. Thank you for all of the inspiration that you give by sharing your work and ideas!

Linda C said...

l would love to own a quilt made by you. Please put me in the draw, thanks. Your making great progress with your new quilt. l like it!!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, your butterflies are just so lovely. I have seen Kathie's quilt. Red and white are such a classic combination.
thanks for a chance to win your little quilt.

Nancy said...

It's a gorgeous little scrap quilt! My favorite kind.

Vesuviusmama said...

Taryn, I've been neglectful about reading blogs for the past couple months, and it sure seems like I've missed a lot on your blog. You are giveaway queen!

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