Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BOMs, Swaps, Quilt-a-longs, and a Giveaway oh my!


My awesome September Block Swap Adventure block from Samantha.

Doesn't it look good with one of the others.


All of a sudden I'm being buried in blocks!
Yesterday I started the LQS BOM at Sewingly Yours.  For a mere $10.68 I get a new star block pattern and the fabric (5 coordinating batiks) for the making the block.  As long as I complete my homework of finishing my block each month and then attend the next monthly meeting, I get the other 11 kits free!  Plus they teach you any techniques that you need to know.  I have always liked to learn new techniques and having that requirement is a motivator. 
I went right home and sewed up my first star! 

And using the little triangles cut off the flying geese and some other scraps I whipped up this block which I think will be a mug rug.
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Sunday night I joined the Blogger's BOM sponsored by Canton Village Quilt Works.  I had a stack of stash fabric from my last Block Swap Adventure block that I really liked. 
 So I added the gray and white fabric from my stash and made the first block.

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BTW have I told you how much I love star blocks?  Because I really really do and when Moose on the Porch Quilts posted block one for her Fat Quarters Star Quilt-a-long I knew I needed to do this one too.

I went to my stash again and found 16 prints to coordinate and cut them into fat quarters.  Six all pink or pink and white prints, six all green or green and white prints, and 4 green, white, pink prints.  I will use a white for the background.  What's funny is that 14 of these prints were fabric I bought about 5 years ago.  It was when I was well on my way to recovery from the cancer and chemo and was feeling creative.  I wanted to get back into quilting as I had missed it so much.  I didn't really have the space and my tools were all packed away.  But that didn't stop me.  I went to Joann's week after week for about 2 months and bought 2 yards each of the fabrics above on sale.  I didn't know about the LQS back then.  I wanted to make a new quilt for my bed.  Then I started graduate school.  The fabrics of course were never used.  So this will be a perfect use of them and I will have plenty of yardage for a pieced back.  Oh and I wanted to make a star quilt then too!  So as I was cutting all of those fat quarters I cut two from each fabric. 

That means I have one set to give away!

If you would like your own stack of 16 fat quarters to participate in the quilt-a-long or just to add to your stash do the following and comment for each one you do.

1.  Be a follower or tell me if you already are.
2.  Tell me what BOM or quilt-a-longs you are participating in now.

The giveaway will end October 11th at 5pm.

Keep dreaming...Colleen


Trying a white background for my DS Quilts mini quilt swap.


99 comments:

Donna said...

I am a follower. I very much enjoy reading your blog. Happy quilting!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower

Donna said...

Like you I am participating in the Blogger's BOM sponsored by Canton Village Quilt Works. The first block by Sherri of A Quilting Life was such fun. I got mine finished Sunday. Happy quilting.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Too many everythings. Quiltalong on This n That Sherri K Falls, Moose on the Porch Quiltalong, Designer Mystery Fat Quarter BOM, plus all my UFOs.....grin. I'm crazy.

Sallie said...

I'm participating in the Quilters, Books and Bindings group. http://quiltersbooksandbindings.blogspot.com/ We read a selected novel and then each of us make a quilt to interpret the book.

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a follower - what a generous give away.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am doing the FQ Star quilt along as well as a few others and some stitchery alongs.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I am a follower...lovely fabrics!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Right now I am not participating in any QALs or BOMs, but I am getting ready to make another postage stamp quilt just like the one I made in Rachel's QAL from ps i quilt.

MGM

Connie said...

I'm a follower and I'm doing the FQ Stars. I am also doing the Garden Fence and Happy Quilting Stars. I finished up the Kaleidoscope QAL. Neat fabrics!
Quilting by the River

Hilachas said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Hilachas said...

I have just started the BOM at Canton Village and the Star Blocks at Moose on the Porch. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Mom C said...

I am a follower. I'm only doing Happy Quilting's Stars quilt a long and even with it I'm making major revisions. I have nearly 100 8-9 inch squares, all colored with fabric paint by grandchildren, cousins, and young relatives, that need to be incorporated into quilts for charity. I may not get them all done but I figure I can get about half the blocks used up by Christmas.But having the fat quarters and the quilt a long may just be the motivation I need to do something new. Thanks.

robin said...

I'm a follower, and currently not participating in any quilt-a-longs. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Cherise said...

I'm a new follower of yours! :)

Cherise said...

I'm doing the Happy Quilting Stars QAL, the FQ Stars QAL, and will be starting the Birdie Stitches Block of the Month very late! :)

Editfolt said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Cathy said...

I just became a follower! You have a lot on your blog for me to read - can't wait. I am doing a Civil War BOM from Fat Quarter Workshop! Thanks for the giveaway.

Editfolt said...

I am also sewing star block. But unfortunately I do not take part in this. Thank you for résztvehetek the game. Very pretty fabrics!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'm a follower via GFC!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I am doing Sewn by Leila's We Can Do It skill builder!

Janet said...

I am a follower.

Janet said...

The only one I'm doing is an embroidery block of the week from We Love French Knots. I've only completed two weeks and the circuit is almost done. I just can't keep up....

Peach Rainbow said...

I follow!
Thanks for the lovely giveaway :D

hueisei said...

I am a follower :). Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

hueisei said...

I am joining "How Does Your Garden Grow - Sew Along" at http://www.pigtalesandquilts.com/p/how-does-your-garen-grow-sew-along.html

gill said...

I'm a follower!

gill said...

I'm just finishing the QAL at farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com and I'm doing the embroidery series via sewhappy.me

Dana Gaffney said...

I am a follower of yours. I'm doing the Bloggers BOM, although I haven't even picked fabric yet. I'm hoping to find some time today. Thanks.

Sarah Craig said...

I'm a follower - I love your blog!!

Sarah Craig said...

And at the moment, I'm not actively doing any BOMs or quilt-alongs - although I'm participating in the crumb quilt-along in spirit. Too many charity quilts to get finished right at the moment - but when they're done -watch out!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am trying to catch up with a BOM that was from a couple of years ago. It got buried last year when we moved, but has been found again :-) Thanks for the sweet giveaway. I am a new follower!

supersara20 said...

I am a follower!

I am working on my local quilt stores 5 and Dime, which is like yours, I paid $5 for the first month and every month after I pay 10 cents. The dimes go in a piggy bank for a drawing of the people who complete a quilt top with the blocks within 30 days of the end of the program.

Natasha said...

I am a follower.

Laura said...

I'm a follower!

Laura said...

The only bom I can really claim to be participating in now is the Snow Hearts stitchery - and I'm a couple months behind on it. I have many more stored away for when my kids are older and I have more time for sewing.

poppyinpink said...

Hi, I am one of your followers already and have enjoyed reading your blog.

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poppyinpink said...

I am working on making quilts for family members this year and have not really found a BOM that I really liked enough to commit to. However, I have recently started some minature hand-pieced tumbling blocks as an take-a-long project and thoroughly enjoy the stitching.

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
LOVE YOUR BLOG!
PRESENTLY WORKING ON CHRISTMAS GIFTS: RED/WHITE STAR TABLE RUNNER; 4 SILVER PLACE MATS,STUFFED SANTA MAN>BUSY FUN!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

NEW FOLLOWER!
REALLY LIKE YOUR BLOG!
HAPPY STITCHING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

quilary said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance :)

quilary said...

I'm also doing the Canton Village quilt along. That's the only quilt along, but I have 2 swaps I'm in, a soft toy (or 2) to make for Sofites for Mirabell, and two quilts in progress.

sisbabestitches said...

I love this colour mix, I am really looking forward to seeing your blocks. Along with you I am doing the fqs qal and blogger bom, as well as following a Christmas sal at SewHappy Me. I am hoping to follow along with Modern Monday at Forty Two Quilts, not sure I will be able to keep up though! While I would love to have a chance in this giveaway, I am in Australia so if you don't want to post overseas I understand.

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

I'm a follower. I would like to participate in the CVQ Bloggers BOM and need a set of fqs to do so - winning yours would be wonderful.

Marcia W. said...

Second entry, this follower also loves looking at stars and wants to learn to sew them. Your set is wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

Bailey said...

Love all of your blocks! I am a follower!

Bailey said...

I've just been working on bee blocks and some if my own quilt tops. I don't do any BOMs...maybe someday soon!

Tiffany said...

I am already a follower! :D

Tiffany said...

I'm in 2 bees, and a block swap. Makes for some fun adventures every month!

A.J. Dub. said...

I am still working on my Supernova QA quilt and the last MOTP QA. I have to finish making the sashing.
I want to do the FQ Star but I need to finish some other things first. I have quilters ADD big time! LOL

A.J. Dub. said...

And I am a follower!

Sherry said...

I am a follower and I love to visit here.

Sherry said...

I just completed my first blog in the Bloggers BOM and participating in Birdie Stitches and 12 of hearts. I have to stitch together and complete my Out of the Box block of the month quilts.

~Dawn~ said...

I'm a follower~ Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Jessica said...

I follow you. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jessica said...

I'm currently not participating in any QALs but I recently did the Warm/Cool QAL, and when I have time I'm going to do the Dead Simple QAL :)

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I have been a life long follower...well almost :)

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I am doing the Mabry Mill QAL on my own blog, and I just started the Carol Doak one this week. I too love stars!!

This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm already a follower so thanks for including me in your giveaway.

Kathy MacKie said...

I am working with a group of friends on the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. We try to do 10 blocks a month when life doesn't get in the way. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anita said...

How wonderful! I follow...thank you for a chance to win! =)

Anita said...

I'm currently in a Block Swap - Orange you Glad Bee....and then I'm also participating in the Stitch and Sew Quilt Along...with an emphasis on embroidery. =)

Thank you again!

Shannon said...

I am a follower. Love your blog!!

Shannon said...

I am also in the Blogger's BOM. I am also doing Designer Mystery 2011, Celebrate Christmas Quilt Along, Birdie Stitches BOM, I am in a couple of Bee's, oh and I am in a few swaps. I love keeping busy!!

deserae said...

I am a follower

deserae said...

I'm not doing any quilt alongs right now, I am trying to pick one though!

Debra said...

I'm a follower!

Debra said...

No quilt-a-longs for me. I only get to sew on weekends and I am always behind!

Charlene S said...

I am a follower.

Charlene S said...

I am a part of the Block Swap and the Bee Swap.

KristaKay said...

I now follow this blog (found you from a link on Confessions of a Fabric Addict)

KristaKay said...

I am in a Flickr Nubees block swap as well as a Christmas Charm square swap on Flickr.

Natasha said...

I am a follower! I won a recent giveway of your 90's fabrics and there are a few in there I just LOVE! Many of them are already earmarked for projects I am planning! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Natasha said...

I am not currently working on a BOM, but I am saving the files for the fatcat "fiesta" quilt. It looks so awesome!

~Dawn~ said...

I'm a new follower ~ love your blog!

~Dawn~ said...

Currently attending a BOM class locally ~ really enjoy getting together with our group of ladies and working on a project!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Pick me as I AM a follower too! Nice pastels colors too.
Patti

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I am a follower =)

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I am in two bees, Lets Bee Together and Orange you Glad. I tried to start an art block one, but not enough interst. Sad, but oh well!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Cheers,
Carolyn

rockgranny said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

rockgranny said...

I'm not doing any quilt alongs right now, but I'm participating in two swaps

Pam said...

I am a follower.

Pam said...

I am not doing any quiltalongs, but I plan on doing Bonnie Hunter's mystery next month.

JoyceLM said...

I'm now an official follower, though I've been reading your blog for awhile now. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

Just finishing up a sister's round robin with my 3 quilting sisters. We get together in a few weeks at my Dad's house to exchange our quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Pat V. said...

I am a follower, rather a new one, and I'm enjoying your blog.

Pat V. said...

I am currently working on two BOM's, one from the Fat Quarter Shop and one with a LQS. I am also participating in Sheila's (bluepatchquilter) mystery quilt along.

gracie said...

I am a follower. Love your blocks. I am doing a BOM at my quilt shop in Hays, Ks. Started in Jan. Just got the booklet to decide how I will put it all together. I will do it again next year. It is so fun. I am new to quilting and having a ball. Gracie

tpott said...

I'm a follower. I love star blocks also, yay! I participate in the block of the month at our local quilt shop, this year they're doing neutrals. Congrats on 180 posts. But better than that congrats on 5 years cancer free, woop! Woop! I'm now 6 years cancer free, yay!!! Hooray for all of us!!!!!!;->

Winona said...

I am a follower. Love your blog.

Winona said...

I have participated in lots of BOM's this year. I just finished Henrietta Whiskers. I finished Raggedy Ann and Friends earlier, finished Retro Nine Patch earlier, and now I'm working on Birdie Stitches BOM. I love BOM's.

Linda said...

Lovely fabrics, I follow through google reader, and I'm currently doing a mystery bom, put on by Scrap,quilt and stitch,

shez said...

hi Colleen i am a new follower and i love your blocks,well done,and thankyou for a chance to win this lovely prize.

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

Hi Colleen... I just found your blog. What a wonderful one it is! Thanks for a chance to win the beautiful fabric. And, yes, I am a new follower.
Hugs from Mary

Diane N said...

I'm already a follower!

Hands Sew Full said...

I am already a follower! I am not doing any quilt alongs right now because until November I am sewing costumes for the Musical Comedy Guild production of Annie. So I can't start anything new, but I do have a quilt in my machine being quilted for charity, one in a hand frame and one on the cutting table! As for BOM..... shamefully I am just not that accountable!