Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hearts, Quilt & Give Away

I've been busy as a bee, sewing and having a lovely time. So much so, I'm having a give away to celebrate part of my exciting news.

But first things first.





Yesterday afternoon I cut and made 4 heart blocks for 2 ladies from our craft group. I'll take these over to Khris' tomorrow. I finished sewing the appliqued hearts on, at about 10.30 last night.

Today I decided was some me time with my sewing machine. Check out my first ever completed quilt top.




Its called Bennington and its from the Schnibbles time two book.

Bit of info on the quilt.

  • Fabric is Moda Luna Notte charm pack.
  • Finished quilt size 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches.

Okay now you get to read about my thoughts about how I feel at this very moment.

Firstly I am just so excited to think I have actually finished a quilt top. Its not a big one, just a lap quilt. Thought for a first quilt I'd start small and see how I enjoy it. I feel that the last 2 years of watching and asking questions and making countless small items has paid off.

I'm thinking each time I look at it... I did that...I picked out the fabric, cut all the fabric and sewed it together.

While I am writing all this I am eating the most divine local Adelaide cherries I have ever tasted. Like I said I am so excited.

Now next payday I'll see if I have enough pennies to go to Hettie's Patch (where I bought all the fabric) and see about a backing fabric. I know they have the inner boarder fabric, for backing there and I so hope its not all gone.

So for the time being it'll hang on the coat hanger and look absolutely fabulous.

Lookout tomorrow girls as I 'll have a awesome show and tell. Then I get to do it all again this coming Tuesday.

Okay, now the give away......



To celebrate my first awesome quilt top been completed..... I have a charm pack to give to one lucky reader. Keeping in mind its Valentine's Day soon, I thought this would be a great charm pack to win. Then you too can make an awesome "whatever" from this charm pack.

Now what do you have to do with go in the draw.......???

Not a lot really...

Leave me a comment. That is all...... you can blog about it (that would be cool if you did) and become a follower if you want (that would be even cooler), but it's still only 1 entry per person.

I'll get one of the Tuesday girls to draw a name out of a vase......and you'll have 5 days to contact me. If I don't hear from you...I'll draw another name out.

Okay cherries all gone and I have a quilt top to drool over......

You're only limited by your imagination.

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28 comments:

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

What a fabulous quilt - I am so proud!!! I know you are also. I cannot wait to see what you pick for the backing.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Congratulations Lucky, it's a lovely quilt, I love the fabrics you chose and I hope the fabric that you want will be waiting for you.

Debbie said...

What a great giveaway! I am so happy you finished the quilt, one of my goals last year was to learn to quilt but didn't get there(maybe this year)

barb's creations said...

Great to see your finished quilt Lucky.I'm sure there will be many more in the making :) Barb.

Rebecca Dippel Designs said...

Love your quilt top. What a wonderful job and congrats. Exciting giveaway. Good luck to all who enter.

Linda said...

Great quilt. There's no stopping you when you get in that sewing room!! Great giveaway!

Kimba4 said...

A great quilt you have done well and a lovely giveaway

Lynette said...

A lovely quilt. There will be no stopping you now. I love that fabric range. Well done.

Michell said...

A lovely quilt top. You have done well

bon008 said...

What a beautiful quilt, you should be SO proud of yourself :)

Don't enter me in the draw, I just wanted to leave a comment :)

Donna said...

Love the quilt top. I find watching all the small pieces come together into a quilt such fun. Happy quilting.

Wendy B said...

wowza.....your first quilt????? Nahhhhhh...can't be! That looks fantabulous! Love the colours and I'm with you.....I'd be drooling over it for a while too!
mmm mmmmmmmmmmmm!
sugary hugs
XX Wendy :O)

Tudy said...

Love the charm pack. I sure would love to win it. I follow you on my Google reader and know every time you post.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Love the quilt, Lucky. It is beautiful and the fabrics are gorgeous. No wonder you are as pleased as punch with it. Bet it won't stay on the coathanger for long!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Congratulations on the completion of your first quilt - it looks lovely. You amaze me with how far you have travelled on your quilting journey - no wonder you are excited. Well done. Cheers, Janette

James-Linda said...

VERY LOVELY QUILT!
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR IDEAS+ A GIVEAWAY!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Marcia W. said...

You did an awesome job on your first pieced top. The fabric selection is very good. Hope you find the backing that you want. Congratulations and thanks for sharing with a giveaway. My mother's birthday is Feb 11, so a cute valentine's themed project using these charms would bring a smile to her face.

Tim said...

My wife the quilter would love this.
Thanks for having a great giveaway.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Narelle said...

Oh Lucky, Congratulations on your first quilt it looks great. You are now ready to make that baby quilt for your grandchild coming. You should be so proud you are an inspiration to me that i will be able to make a quilt in the years to come. but like you i am starting off small first then getting to a quilt.
Hugs
Narelle

susanm said...

Oooh just love your quilt top and those heart blocks are so cute. You sure have come a long way. Hugs

Liz said...

that looks great. you have done such a good job.

Gloria said...

Great looking quilt top Lucky.... and nice giveaway too.~♥~

Jude said...

Lucky the quilt looks beautiful, well done you have come a long way from your beginnings as a quilter.Would be great to win the charm pack too.

Robyn said...

That's a lovely quilt. Love the giveaway.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Wow! I know you're proud of the quilt. It's beautiful, and I'm so proud of you, you'd think I was your mama. And just love the Valentine's giveaway you have for us. Are you going to e-mail the winner, or do we need to read it on your blog? dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Highland Monkey's said...

Nice quilt that you have finished. I bet as you got nearer the end you went faster and faster...or is that just me!!

Renny's little things said...

Congrats lucky.. What's next? Can't believe that it wasn't that long ago you started and wow look at you now. your a crafting machine!!!!
xxx Geniene

Bev C said...

Hello Lucky1
Congratulations on your first quilt top. Good luck with the quilting, I am sure it will be the first of many.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo