Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Leap Day Blog Hop and Give Away

 As a thank-you to all my fellow bloggers who have made this past year a pleasure  I have put together a couple of giveaways as part of the Leap Day Blog Hop organised by Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew.

The first one would suit those of you who like piercing and patchwork and  is  the book  "Quilt Yourself Gorgeous"   by Mandy Shaw which is full of lovely designs plus a jelly roll by Fabric Freedom - "Sweet Daisy May" plus a couple of  surprise additional bits  and pieces.

Giveaway no 2 includes 2 applique books " Garden View Applique " and "Affairs of the Heart"   and another fabric freedom jelly roll which would be good for applique projects plus again some  additional surprise extras! 

Rules for the Give Away?

For my giveaway - Let’s keep it simple!! The giveaway  starts and end on Leap Day February 29, 2012.
Just leave a comment on which Giveaway  you would prefer and why.
  If you are a follower of this blog, then leave ANOTHER comment saying that you follow and you will get a SECOND chance to win. 
 It opens at 08:00 am and closes  at 10:00 pm.  

To see the others participating in the blog hop click on the button to the right.

Good luck


Elizabeth's Rules are

Here's how it works:
1.  Choose something to give away on Leap Day.  Keep it simple.  You can make something, give away a bit of your stash, offer a service, buy your favorite gadget to give away or offer something completely non-crafty.  Your blog, you choose.
2.  To participate in the blog hop, your giveaway must start and end on Leap Day (February 29, 2012).  You can open it at 10:00 am and close it at 10:00 pm, or go midnight to midnight, or anything in between.  Your blog, your rules.
3.  Post your giveaway and then link up at Such a Sew and Sew.  Please include the Leap Day Giveaway button (code found on the Leap Day Giveaway post) somewhere in your post.  The linky will open at noon MST on February 28th and close at 10:00 am MST on March 1st, to allow for people in different time zones to participate.
4.  If you want to include the linky on your giveaway post so that others can link up from your blog the code in available here.   If you choose to add the linky to your post, you MUST include the above rules so that it is fair play for all.

I hope you'll join me in what I think will be a really fun day of giveaways!

Hop on over to Elizabeth's blog Such a Sew and Sew and read about her upcoming blog party hop.  Join in or just come back and play on Leap Day.

Remember to visit back on Wednesday, February 29th to win some fun prizes.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Anniversary Post and Give Away

Scottish Spring Quilt Show and Give Away!!

Just got back from a lovely weekend in Edinburgh which included a visit to the Spring Quilt Show - which was much better this year with a wonderful exhibition of quilts and lots of traders.  Lots to see but my photos from my phone  are a bit  blurred.

   Lesley Brankin had some lovely art quilts which featured architecture and flowers  including these of  Venice;

and Dilys Franks had some beautiful applique flower quilts. 

which were made from small pieces of material built up to look like a painting.
Anja Townrow had  a large exhibition and I particularly liked these pictures which were quite simple outlines but had been embellished with lots of different machine stitiches and threads.

There were of course lots of lovely fabrics to tempt me to spend and also books!!

Finishing off the binding on my latest quilt today - a Snow Ball Block from the latest edition of Quilt Almanac in which I have used some of my Civil War prints - it was a great pattern and I machine embroidered the Snow Ball blocks with a quilt block design and they look good.  I also like the Prairie point border.

I've decided to join in the Garden Steps Stitch and Quilt Along over at Clover & Violet - just need to try and choose some fabric from my stash !!

Leap Day Giveaway !
Its just over a year since my first blog post so I have decided to join the Leap Day Giveaway Blog hop on the 29th February organsied by Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew.  This is  the first  time  for me but I have a couple of nice giveaways planned. So make sure and come back on the 29th!