Sunday, June 23, 2013

Little Man...and a GIVEAWAY!!

First off, let me start by saying that I didn't forget that we needed to have a 200 follower giveaway! That will be at the end of this post...

This past Thursday my aunt texted me to ask if I had a baby boy quilt she could buy for a coworker who is expecting a baby boy. Since we are moving in the next couple months, I've been packing all my stuff thinking I wouldn't have a need to get into it until we get into a different place. So of course, that meant I needed to pull out my large and very heavy been of fabric! Ack! The quilt needed to be completed and shipped to arrive before the show the following Thursday!

I had to wait until my hub could get home and help me get into the bin, since other bins were stacked on top of it. Thursday afternoon since I couldn't get into the fabric I went through Allison's book and Camille's first book to find myself a quick pattern. I decided on Camille's "Little Man" quilt and I started cutting asap.

Friday morning, I sat my kids down in front of the tv while I pieced the top. That afternoon, I completed the top, basted, quilted, and bound the quilt.

Saturday morning, I added my Finding Sweet Land tag, and a handwritten label that will be filled in when the baby is born.

The quilt measures an approx. 40" square since I left off the borders. The fabric is mostly Michael Miller including the solid white Cotton Couture sashing. The exception is the green which is a Denyse Schmidt fabric from Joanns. The backing is a blue plaid from the Wheels collection by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake.
Now for the giveaway! Thank you to all of you for becoming a follower of my blog. I've thought many times about where I want to go with this blog, and though my dreams are big, I have yet to fully commit to making it more than it is...it's just not the right timing for me and my family. So right now, I'm grateful for all 201 of you! This giveaway is for you!
While at Quilt Market, I picked up some swag specifically for this occasion! Above, is a pin and embroidery pattern from Mo Bedell's award winning booth which showcased her upcoming line Full Moon Lagoon, AND a DIY kit from the ever so fabulous gals of Art Gallery Fabrics which includes the three pre-cut butterflies you see on the cover photo. I think I will also throw in some suprise goodies.. :)

So to enter:

FOR MY FOLLOWERS:

ENTRY 1: Leave a comment telling me what fun plans you have for this summer!
*BONUS* ENTRY 2: Head over to Bloglovin' and follow me there. Then come back and tell me what your favorite thing about summer is. Only a week left of Google reader and I want to be sure that we can stay in touch!

NON FOLLOWERS:

No worries!! You can get in on this action too! Head on over to Bloglovin' and follow me there. Then come back and tell me what your favorite summer treat is!

46 comments:

  1. I just moved to an apartment with a balcony. I hope to start a balcony garden this summer. thanks for the chance@

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  2. I hope I can make it to the beach at least once or twice a week. I want my daughter to get used to it.

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  3. My fun summer plans are building a house! well sort of fun lol!

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  4. My favorite thing about summer is not having to worry about my daughter being in school. We can go when we want, stay up late, and not have any homework!

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  5. Hydro gardening..we're going to give it a go

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  6. long hot summer days.. I hate winter.

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  7. Going swimming with my boys often, quilting, sewing, and enjoying the weather on my newly renovated balcony.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  8. The warm weather and my balcony garden.
    I'm following you on Bloglovin already.

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  9. Estou BLOgovin e que faço no meu verão é muita praia e sítios com a família.Parabéns 200 e muitos seguidores.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  10. sou seguidora GFC que se vai...pena...Obrigada por oferta.tiacrminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  11. Sigh, I was hoping to have my house in ship shape AND lots of sewing.. as it turns out, I've been having fun with my kiddos, THEY've gotten lots of sewing done and my house is still a mess... Kids are happy so I guess it's not a total failure :)

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  12. reading and sewing and walking with my kids and dogs whenever I want to. I follow you on bloglovin already. thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  13. For me summer is best when I get to be outside. Reading or relaxing in the hammock or taking a long bike ride or just a long walk. I'm a bloglovin follower allready. Thanks for sharing. ;)

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  14. So many plans lol. Working on Wild Olive's summer stitch club project, knitting socks, crochet cowl, finish up a cross stitch project, and start an embroidery or cross stitch project for my nephew's second birthday. Was hoping to start my first machine sewn quilt but think that may have to be a fall project...especially since I have just started going back to work. I hope to do most projects outside and do a lot of swimming :-). Thank you for the chance!

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  15. I'm hoping to take my hubby away for our anniversary ; )

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  16. Now following on Bloglovin too. I love the heat of summer

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  17. I want to see the giant redwoods for the first time :)

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  18. We have two family weddings and a graduation this summer!!

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  19. I follow on GFC and on Bloglovin. This summer I hope to finish up a few Wip's instead of making more!!!

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  20. Yay for a bonus entry!!! Lovely giveaway!!!

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  21. I am a follower and I love camping. We don't get to do as much as I would like but we still go at least a couple weekends each month.

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  22. I plan to ride my bike every day that I can. I also plan to finish at least two quilts. I also have to make a set of sheets and a quilt for my grandson who will be moving to a toddler bed this summer.

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  23. I have changed to bloglovin.

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  24. I will be working on a lot of different things. We are heading up north to the north shore of Lake Superior for vacation. It's usually cooler there--Yeah!

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  25. I only have four more days of (teaching) school , then I'll be sewing and organizing my house in between tap glasses of iced tea on the deck

    Sarah

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  26. I follow your blog ( and perhaps too many others!) through the Bloglovin app.

    Sarah

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  27. My fun plans include keeping my children fed and bathed while also trying to sew and quilt. Thanks!

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  28. Hmm - not many fun summer plans planned. Hubby's in construction and this is his busy busy time. Maybe a couple shopping trips to the city. ;)

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  29. I follow with Bloglovin'. :)

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  30. i am making all my 24 grandkids a quilt. thanks for the chance and i follow on bloglovin

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  31. I follow via email and I am looking forward to camping with my little man!

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  32. The Silver Queen corn should be in shortly - and those fantastic Jersey tomatoes! I just love all the fresh produce and th Farm Fair and the church festivals. Isn't summer grand?!

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  33. I follow via Bloglovin! Thank you.

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  34. The quilt is beautiful. I LOVE the colors and balance. I follow you via feedly now so I won't miss anything come July. I'm really looking forward to a trip to San Diego for family fun and some relaxation.

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  35. Love the quilt! I hope to get a few camping trips in this summer.

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  36. I already follow you on Bloglovin. I love reading trashy novels at the beach in the summer.

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  37. My son is getting married on August 24th. I have mixed feelings about it. I'm happy for him because he found someone special to love, but I don't deal well with change.

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  38. we are going to a family reunion.

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  39. I just started following you on bloglovin. We love camping in the summer.

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  40. As a farm family, summer is for lots of extra work with planting and harvesting and all the details in between. We love outdoor grilling and taking a dip in the Mississippi River which is just 1/4 mile away from the farm.

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  41. I live in Australia, so it's winter here but I'm doing lots of sewing, making quilts & dreaming of summer. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  42. I follow you on Bloglovin & in summer I love to go for an early evening walk at the beach that I live near.

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