Thursday, 6 August 2009

200th Post Giveaway!

OK folks!  Here it is.

Instead of weeding the garden or chasing the dust bunnies under beds, I have been working on my 200th post giveaway.  I felt so bad that my 100th post went by without so much as a hiccup, that I just had to make the effort to make something for one lucky person.

DSC03837But . . . now I’m thinkin’ that I really like this one too much to giveaway – I LOVE these colors!  Really, though, I will give this wall hanging away to someone.  This is my thank you to everyone out there who has stopped by and had a visit with me at some point over the past 200 posts.

DSC03840But I will be making another one for myself really soon . . . there are still lots of prints to choose from in my Scrap Bag.  Maybe the second time around I’ll make up a pattern and tutorial for a future post.

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Remember my MODA Scrap Bag that I got a couple of months back?  I discovered many of the prints are from Fig Tree's Patisserie collection and they worked up into this beautiful muted toned wall hanging.  The colors in this fabric line are gorgeous and I’m telling you that this looks pretty awesome hanging on my wall right now.  So if you’d like to see this hanging on your wall really soon, keep reading to the end of this post.

     DSC03845 I designed this pattern to use the raw-edge appliqué technique that I have so admired from Kellie’s Don't Look Now! blog and have used in a number of other projects.  This technique is quick, fun and very rewarding – if you haven’t given this a try yet, head over to Kellie’s blog to find a couple of free patterns to give it a go.  You won’t be sorry!

 

DSC03853 I love these little covered buttons that I used for the tabs . . . they really add that final little touch to a lot of my projects lately – can’t get enough of them!  They are so quick and easy to use, and make such a big difference.

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So here are the rules:

  • Leave me a comment (could be anything like "WOW!  I have just the spot for that!" or "Gotta have it!" - really anything goes (within reason, of course!)
  • If you want a second entry link to my post with this picture on your blog, then come back and let me know you linked it.

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  • Make sure there's a link back to your blog (or an email address) so if you win i have some way of contacting you!
  • Check back here next Friday the 14th to see if you’re the lucky winner.

While you gals are all busy posting, I’m going to track down some fabric to make the binding for this little lovely!

til next time,

M.

91 comments:

Grandma Nell said...

I am so excited to be the first to tell you that your wallhanging is
'to die for'!!! Hope to be a winner of the give-away! Great job! And awesomely cute covered buttons!

LynnEl in Illinois

Anita in Florida said...

WOW...great wall hanging. Love it! I'm gonna try to post to my blog...will let you know if it worked...

PamH said...

Love,love.love the wallhanging. I like the center of the flowers and I really like the way you did the tabs. Great job.
PamH in So. Illinois

Anita in Florida said...

Did it! Posted to my blog and the link even works! BTW LOVE the button tabs...great idea.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Awesome wallhanging Marlene! I adore
it! Will post a link on my blog today. Happy 200th posts!!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Link now posted on my blog!

free indeed said...

Fig Tree has got to be my favorite! I just love their colors and styles. This little cutie of a wallhanging would look wonderful in my guest room. THe comforter I have in there has roses in those same shades....cute cute!

Bev said...

It would look beautiful in my new sewing room...love it!

Rachel said...

Ahhh... what beautiful work! Katherine sent me over to visit and I'm sure glad she did.

I'll post your giveaway to my blog. Thanks!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh MY I LOVE the wallhanging! It is so pretty and it's pink :-) Thanks for a great giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Okay, I posted your button on my blog :-)

Rachel said...

Hello again, Marlene. I blogged about your giveaway - the post will show up tomorrow morning. Have a great day!

Robin said...

Oh wow!! I love this wallhanging and would love to win this!! I also will be waiting for that tutorial!!!!

cliffandrobinand2monsters @ yahoo . com

Linda B said...

Oh, I would LOVE to win this.

What Comes Next? said...

what a fabulous wall hanging! I have just the spot for it, too! I love Kellie's technique and have used it several times myself. Nice assortment you got in your scrap bag!

What Comes Next? said...

after a few duhh! moments, I've posted about your giveaway, and have linked back to your blog. Good luck to everyone!

Ginny Worden said...

Wow - I do have the perfect spot for that wall hanging, my house. Congrats on 200 posts, keep up the inspiring work.

quiltmom said...

One of the best things about giveaways is that you discover new blogs and quilters that you have not met. Its nice to meet you and see your lovely blog. I shall return again.
Your wall hanging is beautiful and someone will be a very fortunate person to win it.
I love other people's applique but don't do it myself.
Hope you will come and visit my blog too. You can find me at
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Congratulations on your 200th post.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Kate said...

Thats gorgeous! I love the patisserie range :-)

DianeH said...

Hi Marlene! I just found you, love when I find a great Canadian blog! Your wall hanging is beautiful hope you will put my name in for a chance to win.
I'm off to enjoy your old posts!

Joyce said...

I love it! Count me in...

Krousegirl said...

YES! I do have just the spot for you lovely wall hanging...and the colors would match my walls wonderfully. Thanks for the chance, and Ill be checking back for the tutorial!!
Jenny
Krousegirl2 at aol dot com

paulette said...

I love this and I DO have the perfect spot for it!!!
Paulette

paulette said...

I love this and I DO have the perfect spot for it!!!
Paulette

paulette said...

Hi Marlene!
Please check out my blog as I left reference to your giveaway and posted a pic of it. So beautiful! You have also been tagged!!! :o0 We want to know all about you!
Have a wonderful day!
Paulette

call me crazy said...

What a great wall hanging! Those are 'my' colors. LOL Quilter Going Bananas sent me over. ;-)

Rebecca said...

wow...it's so beautiful!! I would really love to have a pattern for that! Came over from rachel's blog and so glad I did. what an awesome giveaway. Congratulations on your 200th post! Gonna go put your link on my blog now!

May Britt said...

Such a cute wall hanging. Would fit perfect on my new sewingroom wall :)

Dolores said...

Well, 200th post. Congratulations from a fellow Canuck.

Susan Cahill said...

Of course I have the perfect spot, what a beauty! Would be sublime in my bedroom.

Congrats and thanks.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Karen said...

Who wouldn't want to win the quilt! It has a very soft, pretty look.

dotti white said...

I would absolutely love to win this wallhanging giveaway. I love the Patisserie Line and your design is just my style, too! My daughter just told me about your blog today--I love it and will now follow--looks like you have lots I could glean from! Have an awesome week!

dotti white said...

I put your button on my blog! It is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the colours in the wallhanging. Beautiful job.
maryturub at shaw dot ca

Annie said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and yes, I know exactly I would put it. Rachel sent me over to visit you. Hope I win. Have a great weekend.

Julia from Northern California said...

Found your blog thru Kim's Big Quilting Adventure. Love the wall hanging. I will find a place of honor for it.

You do beautiful work.
Julia

searchfamilies said...

What a lovely wall hanging, i would love to win it, for one thing i have none on my wall, it be great to see & own a wall hanging
Hugs Janice

Cathy said...

Oh this is so much better than weeding garden and not only is it just beautiful, but it's permanently weed free! Congrats too on your 200th post! I listed you at my Events blog-- www.blogeventsdex.blogspot.com under giveaways.

Cathy ♥

Mel said...

Beautiful! I have the perfect spot for it!! Congrats on your 200th post!

anne said...

congrats on your 200th post. I am about to move into a house that has a sewing space for me, instead of the kitchen table, so I have just the space for a great wall hanging. Happy Stitching

Melissa said...

Your wallhanging is lovely.Thanks for the chance!

Brenda said...

Congratulations on blogging so long; 200 posts is no small feat. That's more than a few loads of laundry that had to be postponed (now how would I know that???? HMMM Takes a blogger to know a blogger! LOL! )
I'll give your lovely wallhanging a home...just send him my way, I promise to care for it as if I had made it myself! =)
I came from Anita's Blog...always snooping around, that's me!

Vangie said...

Absolutely LOVE this wallhanging, and I DO have the perfect place for it!. So, it would be great if you did post a tutorial since we can't all win.

Stitch-n-quilt said...

I'd love to win that wall hanging. I would also probably really check it out to see how it was done and do similar things. It's cute. The tabs are a good idea.

Cybele's patch said...

This really is a gorgeous wallhanging. I can picture it in more than one spot in my home.

Vivian said...

Congrats on your 200th post and WOW I love it!

I'm hoping that the 14th will be MY LUCKY DAY as I'm leaving home that day to take the trip to visit family in Manitoba...coincidence? fate? the quilting gods like me? LOL.

Vivian said...

I'm back! Just wanted to let you know that I posted your contest on my blog. Good luck everyone!

http://nn.dlpgraphics.ca/blog

Mishka said...

Wow, Marlene, that is gorgeous. Hope you're having a good summer.

Cheers,
Michele
Quilting Gallery

Karen said...

Your wallhanging is absolutely wonderful .. i would love to hang that in my craft/office room, besides i really love fig tree fabric ... terrific piece .. i don't blame you for wanting to keep it ... karen ca

JRZ Jenn said...

Oh wow, that's just beautiful! My husband and I just moved into our new home less than 2 months ago, and I'd love to put that on my wall! I'll go and link this post to my blog now!

JRZ Jenn said...

I'm back - and I blogged about it here:
http://jellybeanstitches.blogspot.com/2009/08/sewing-love.html

goldenbird said...

The wall hanging is beautiful! I would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway!

delphi7 said...

Love the wallhanging!

jofridsquilt said...

Your wallhanging is just adoreable. It's nice and I would really want to win it. Hugs Jofrid in Norway

Deborah said...

Would I love to win this? Well, heck yes I would!!! I'd even be happy just to borrow it for a month or so and then return it to you. I recently moved into a new house, and with the move and all, haven't had the opportunity to set up my sewing machine yet. I miss her so much. Anyway - the colors in your wallhanging are very close to the color I'm painting the hallway between the two bedrooms. It would look absolutely fantastic on my wall. So please, please let my name be the one you pick. If it is, you can contact me at dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Turtle said...

sweet!! i am a quilter but have not been doing so for a few years... sold my favorite sewing machine when we did the last big move and the new machine and i are still making friends! Will link back to yoU!

Linda said...

Well I think that "I gotta have it". It's adorable, and I'm so glad I found your blog. will be back for future visits.

Tricia said...

It's beautiful. I'll take it!

tystrishy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gran said...

I love your work and the celebration of your 200th Post. There is a place waiting for your wall hanging in our home. It would be admired, talked about and proudly mentioned that the creator is a fellow Canadian, when my American quilting friends come to visit. :0)

Ankie said...

Congrats to your 200th post.
Love your wallhanging.
Hope I will be the lucky one.

Ankie said...

Oops forgot to tell you that I added your giveaway at the sidebar in my blog

ladmquilter said...

I absolute love it. I am following you now.

Quilt Hollow said...

OH....I hope I'm not to late. I discovered this from another blog and so it is truly my first time visiting. I could easily see though that I must be back often!

Quilt Hollow said...

I've listed you on my blog on the side bar. :-)

Handmade by Mai said...

congratulations with your 200 th post, the wallhanging is so beautifull, I love the colors.. I just love Kellie's deasigns. I want to make Meg's garden.

Terry said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! And thanks for the giveaway! The wall hanging is just beautiful! I'd love to have it to hang in my house! :0)

Myra said...

Hey M! Here I be! You little wall-quilt is lovely! Pick me! Pick me! lol! Those colors would look lovely in my living-room, as my walls are green and a yellowy-gold. Happy stitchings!

Myra said...

I have now put the info and link on my blog M...
Good luck everyone!

Love 2 Quilt said...

I don't think I could give that away, it's so cute!

sandra said...

It's beautiful! Congrats on the 200th!

Vesuviusmama said...

Please count me in! Applique in any form is something I haven't yet mastered, so anything appliqued is precious to me. Lovely job. My fingers are crossed!

Cici said...

I would LOVE to get my hands on your wallhanging! I love it!

Cici said...

I've put your link on my blog

Doina said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!

Jilly's Space said...

I "heart" your wallhanging and would be so proud to display it right here in my kitching..I am looking at the very spot...LOL

Happy 10th anniversary!

~Q~ said...

so gorgeous! I love it and especially since it uses my favorite Moda line so far - Patisserie! I love anything Fig Tree and you did a marvelous job!

Carol said...

Wow is right, great quilt, great fabric. I love Patisserie fabric, so pretty. The covered buttons are great too, I'll remember that, might just do that for a future wall hanging. Can't blame you for wanting to keep it. I would treasure it always if I'm lucky enough to win.

R said...

Oh my gosh how cute that is!! I have just the perfect place for it!!
Love your blog!

Beth from So. Ca.

Juanita said...

Congrats on your 200th post. :) Discovered your blog while visiting Quilt Hollow.

Ariane said...

I just love the wall hanging quilt. It's beautiful. Congratulations on your 200th post. I just found your blog and I love it. I've added you to my blog list. Thanks for sharing.

kathi pinkston said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

kathi

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

just found your blog.
Your give is cute and how nice of you to share. come on over and check out my blog I will be doing a give away at the end of this month.

Hope you have a great day. :o}
Regena

Dolci Fusa said...

I love Fig Tree fabrics.
Beautiful work!
Veronica

Millie said...

The wallhanging is gorgeous! I just came upon your blog and enjoy it so much...great quilts for inspiration.

Martha said...

Marlene, your wallhanging is beautiful! I must have it!! Thanks for the giveaway and please pick me!!

mtower@bellsouth.net

Pop Wahm Buzz said...

I am blown away by your wall hanging. I am very very very new to quilting - I think I may have quilted a pot-holder in second grade but the memory is fuzzy, maybe the instructor did it - ha ha. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

soggibottom said...

Why am I always last down the list?
It is beautiful work and yes who would not love to own it.
It would look fantastic in the cottage x x x
The colours are a cottage match.

SeaSwan said...

I really like the look of your wallhanging I am looking forward to your instructions.

I am new to your site but really enjoy everything I've seen. I am in Texas - Corpus Christi. 6 houses from the bay. Your wine really made me laugh.

Willow said...

WOW that is such a wonderful and beautiful giveaway. Please enter me in it. Congrats on the 200 post.

Willow

Jackie said...

You definitely should write up a tutorial! Gorgeous! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Happy 200th!

a little bit biased said...

I love it! So cute! Great job!