Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We Interrupt This Blog....

...for a blog giveaway celebrating my 200th post! Since I hit 200 posts, I decided to do two giveaways of two books each.


Here is set #1- Playful Quilts for Kids by Carolyn Vosburg Hall (the pattern pieces in the back are uncut) and Rainy Day Applique by Ursula Michael (with a CD ROM of applique patterns). These patterns are upbeat and fun.


Set #2 consists of Sew and Quilt Japanese Decor by Trice Boerens and Quilting Through Life by Julia Teters-Zeigler. This set is relaxing and calm.

So here is the deal. If you want a chance at winning, leave a comment on THIS post. Let me know which set you prefer, and make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you don't use your google account. I will draw two names on Saturday, July 17th. The first person gets the set of their choice, and the second person gets the remaining set. It will be great if it works out that they want different sets, but it will be the luck of the draw.

I'll mail the books out as soon as I get the addresses of the winners. International winners are fine, I'm getting used to filling out those customs forms ;-)

Speaking of customs forms, DD#1's quilt got mailed today. Since I never put up a photo of it completed, here you go.

Also, here is my Carolina Christmas quilt completed too. It feels good to have two big finishes.

36 comments:

Jo said...

I'd love the quilting through life book..it looks like my style.

Kim said...

Oh thanks for a chance to win......
your quilts are great looking.
Its just the best hobby ever!

Happy Sewing

Amanda said...

I would love the first set of books! The baby quilts and applique books are wonderful! Your quilts are wonderful! Great job! ~~ Amanda in KS

Del Jeanne said...

What a generous thing for you to do! Your quilts are great! I'd be interested in Set 1, since I already have "Quilting Through Life" (I know the author and edited it for her before she submitted it!)

Potpourri said...

Thanks for the opportunity to read your blog and to enter a Giveaway. I love the "quiet" books. Your quilts are lovely, congratulations on all points.

Ursula said...

I would love set #1 if I won. Looks like just my thing and with everyone having babies, it would be handy.
Your quilts are great. I love seeing what others are making.
Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Reenie said...

What a generous giveaway!! All 4 books look fabulous, but I would really be interested in set #2.
The quilt for your daughter is absolutely stunning!!! Great job on it!!

Bonnie said...

Wow Melodie: I like your quilts. Both of them... OOOh.. a give away. How cool -- I'd love the first set -- new grandbaby on the way. And, if I come in 2nd I'd love the other set too. How's that for being cooperative! I'm looking forward to seeing what you are next working on! B.

Pam said...

Your quilts are very nice. I would like #2 set of books if I win.
Thanks,
Pam

Penny from S.C. said...

I'd love the opportunity to win set #2. Love your blog and your quilts!
Penny J

Karen said...

"Relaxing and calm" sounds wonderful to me :)

suntosh said...

I would love the set that includes "Playful Quilts for Kids"! I make a lot of quilts for the Children's Justice Center in my county and this book would give me many more fun ideas!

Miss Deb said...

I would love the second set of books. Quilting through Life looks like my style and I am moving to Okinawa Japan in September,


dfp0514@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I'd love set #2. You are so generous to offer these!

c said...

i love your blog, i am interested in the first choice ince i make kids charity quilts please. you can get ahold of me at cutnsewdesign@aol.com.....if you
dont mind, just let me thank you for this chance

Cat said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. This is the first time that I have read your blog and I can see more visits in the future. Loved the Carolina Christmas. I may have to start one of my own. If I am picked, I would love Set 2.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing pics of your finishes. Lovely quilts. If selected I choose group #2.

pajtr said...

I'm so glad you invited us (quiltvillechat) to visit!... I love your blog!... *Love your quilts!!*
Melodie, you have helped me resolve a couple WHIMM projects!... Your wonderful idea (Bugs and Taz quilt) has inspired me!... I will finally be able to use some "problem" fabrics I have, for my little DGSs...
(I think I need the first set of books!)
*Thank you!*
I'm following your blog now!... great ideas/beautiful quilts/exciting color choices!
Blessings!!!
Pat T.

Smiley Quilter said...

love your quilts, have stopped in before. I do not need any books but what a wonderful idea. I need to thin mine so may do so on my blog in the future. I had to comment on your quilting abbreviations. I had never heard of 'wombat' and I laughed so hard as I have had a few of those and finally learned to quit trying to make them better. If you are interested my blog is http://smileyquilter.blogspot.com

Lina said...

Beautiful quilts you've made. Thank you for the chance to win some wonderful books. I'd be happy with any of them.
snuginmyden@yahoo.com

angelindisguse said...

The second lot sound just fantastic! would love to win.

JayTee said...

I love the 2nd set of books. The pics of your quilts are nice

cozy quilter said...

I am working on step 3 of Carolina Christmas in non-Christmasy colours--blue, orange, brown and lights. Yours looks great. I like the sashing.

Gail

Carol said...

Your quilts look lovely.
If I win the giveaway I'd go for #1 though 3@ looks interesting also :)

Mary K said...

I love both of your quilts. I am a scrap person at heat. I don't think I have made a quilt with only a few colors. Thanks for the give away and I would like #2. Congratulations on the 200th post.

momk said...

I just found your blog today. and will be back. Love your quilts. Looney toons has given me an idea for a project. and I love your list of acronyms. I would love the second set of books if I am lucky enough to win...

Sharon said...

Wow your Carolina Christmas is beautiful. I have started mine but not even close to finishing. Wonderful give-a-ways but 2 is more for me...thanks for the chance

KMT said...

Love the idea of winning set 1. Both books look like they would have plenty of fun projects. Also love how your Carolina Christmas turned out. I'm still quilting on mine, but hopefully soon....

Sarita said...

woww, what a giveaway! and i LOVE those two quilts you've posted... perfet colors. I'd like either of the book sets, but would probably lean toward set #2...
cheers! :)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Congratulations on two great finishes! I would love to enter your giveaway!
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Stephanie Newman said...

Woah, 200th post, you go girl!!
What a lovely give away- either set would be great but I would possibly prefer set #2, if I really had to pick.
Your two large finishes are great to see finished, nice job!

Andee said...

I like the second set of books. Your CC looks great too! Congrats on 200 posts!

Wayne said...

Well, 200th post, great going. Love all your quilts. You are a very busy person. If you draw my name, I would like Set 1. I am learning applique. May your stitches always be as lovely. Helen

edakid said...

WOW, 200th post! I love a giveaway and would love set #2....fingers crossed...

lynne said...

hi melodie! how fun to have a give-a-way! i had just been to your blog a few days ago...i always love to come see what you are working on--always an inspiration to me to get a move-on in my own little world. still has been ages since i have gotten to sit at the machine and do any actual sewing though, BUT, i am going round my tattoo quilt (that i used karen combs book for help in the implementation of my idea--again, thanks so much for recommending it to me) with 1/8 inch ribbon all the way round, by hand, both sides of the ribbon. will look smashing when done--eight years from now LOL

so, the give-away....i love one book from each set LOL the fusible applique and the quilting thru life (lucky del jeanne to have edited it) what i really want is for someone to give away the time to actually use the books LOL

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE your DD's quilt - sometimes a simple pattern can be as stunning as a far more complex one. Great job :)