Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ABUNDANCE AND A GIVEAWAY

Lori at HumbleQuilts had another quilt along, this time for a replica of an small antique doll quilt.  I figured I could squeeze it in between my other priorities, so here it is.  I tried to use similar fabrics that were in the original quilt - at least color wise, but of course, mine aren't faded by age.  There are four different pinks and four different blues.  Lori has made so many gorgeous quilts, so if you haven't checked out her blog, you need to do it now!  Especially since she had a show at a quilt shop and displayed a lot of her quilts in her last post.


Here are my basket blocks for January - which I appliqued using a few different prep methods.  I'm afraid I might have to go with the spray starch method as it is the easiest to applique down.  When I get the February BOM in the mail, I think I'll prep all of them that way and see.

And now, dear friends, I am having a giveaway to celebrate my fourth year of blogging as well as passing 400 posts!  Blogging has been such a wonderful experience for me and I can't believe how many friends I have made and how much I have learned from them.  My giveaway consists of a pin cushion that I made ( pattern is in the Winter 2011 Primitive Quilts Magazine) and a small bundle of fat quarters (and no, they aren't reproductions).  I will also add a few other little goodies.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post and on Valentine's Day I will draw.  Anyone who doesn't have an email address attached to their comment will be disqualified, so make sure you include your email address.



Good Luck, everyone!

44 comments:

Sally A said...

That is the cutest pincushions, I enjoy reading your blog. s1marshall@aol.com. Sally from Oregon

quilting Jeannet said...

Nice to meet you on the blog, I found it from Lori,s pattern, nice blog and I will enjoy your give away.

Warm greetings, Jeanette

Martina said...

Congratulations! What a lovely give away and such a sweet birdie.
Blessings from Switzerland.
Martina
sammartina(at)bluewin(dot)ch

ann hermes said...

Ruth,
I love your version of Abundance. The rusty/golden colors really stand out.

Liriopia said...

Oh, everything is soooo cute! So glad you told me it was a pincushion. God knows what I might have used it for otherwise, LOL!

Liri

Janet O. said...

Your Abundance is warm and beautiful, Ruth.
Congrats on 4 years and 400 posts!
What a lovely little bird pincushion. So nice of you to give that away!
I enjoy your blog--always interesting with wonderful projects! : )

Andrea said...

I am tempted to make that little mini after seeing so many lovely ones xx

Quilting Babcia said...

OK, someone has to take that unlucky #1 comment spot, so today it's me! I love your rendition of 'abundance' and your little pincushion is absolutely adorable. Would love to add it to the table next to my sewing machine!

Gayle said...

Your version of Lori's quilt turned out GREAT! It's been so fun seeing all of these in bogland. Congrats on your milestone - I love that cute little pincushion - would love to be your lucky winner!

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness - I am #1 to comment. I hope that is a lucky number as I would love to have your pincushion! I think it is so cute. Your quilt is very nice, I love your fabric choices.

Leanne said...

Your baskets are beautiful, they look so cute. I'd love to enter your giveaway.

Yole said...

Love that little bird! Thanks for the chance to win.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! Love, love, love the pincushion and the fabric is beautiful, too. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

taylorsoutback said...

Such a sweet little Abundance quilt - and so nicely done. Your pincushion is so cute. A favorite pattern of mine & the ones I have made were gifts. Would be fun to have one of my own:o)

Cheryl said...

I like the addition of the violet to the color palette. Beautiful!

Jill said...

I am working on my little quilt too. I hope to finish it this weekend.
The pincushion is so very cute. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Happy 4 years of blogging! I think the 9th is my 4 years of blogging too!! I would love to win.
Your Abundance quilt is adorable and I love the baskets. You are such a special blog friend!!

tpott said...

Congratulations on 400 posts and 4 wonderful years of blogging. You should be getting a gift not giving a gift, although your giveaway is soooo cute. ;->

Barb said...

Happy Blogaverary! What a lovely giveaway - don't put my name in as I've been so lucky to have a beautiful bird pincushion.
Your baskets are coming along great and your quilt along is great with that zippy binding.

Lesley said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Love seeing what you've been up to. Your abundance quilt is adorable...well done! Your baskets are pretty cute too! Thanks for the chance to win that cute little pincushion and fqs.

Betty Lou said...

I like your version of Abundance with a little more color, very nice. Looks like January was very productive for you.

barbara woods said...

congrats on 4 years great giveaway thanks

seventhsister26 said...

I am here to just to wish you congrats on your 4 years of blogging;) I would prefer not to be entered into your giveaway....just glad to have known you all this time;)
Happy Quilting!!

Marsha said...

I love your little quilt, I love the little baskets, too. They are all so darling! The pincushion is another work of art. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging and 400 posts, isn't that amazing! I love reading what you are working on, so keep them coming!

betweens said...

Awesome anniversary post nice way to share by making Lori`s Abundance good job!
I love that pincushion too.. thanks for celebrating with us and sharing your quilting skills

Jan Baker said...

It's funny I found your blog thru two other blogs I was reading. I got lucky the first time I found you, you have a giveaway. Now I get to spend the next few hours going from start to finish reading your blog. I can't wait.

Just Another Quilter said...

Congrats on you blogging anniversary. It seems forever ago for the APQ bloggers broke away. Think of all the travels you have done in the last 4 years...Thanks for bringing us along.
Just Another Quilter

a good yarn said...

Happy Anniversary Ruth! The pleasure has been all ours as we've enjoyed your posts, friendship and beautiful projects. I treasure our friendship swap quilt - the thought and care that went into those blocks. Hugs, Ann

ria vogelzang said...

Hi Ruth,
Congratulations on your fourth year of blogging! Blogging has also brought me so many wonderful friends over the WORLD!! It's just amazing!!!
I love our "little" quilt-blog-land.... (well, it's growing bigger everytime... good for all of us!)
So, I'ld sure like to join your giveaway. What a lovely pincushion and great fabrics!
Enjoy your blogging and quilting!
Love from the Netherlands,
Ria.
ria.vogelzang@gmail.com

Alf and Lily Creations said...

wow Four years!! I can't believe we've been bloggin for so long. So happy anniversary and heres to another four years xx Karen

Beth said...

Happy blogiversary.
Love your mini. And the baskets are so very cute. You are doing an amazing job on thoise tiny things.
What an adorable pincushion.
Thanks for the chance to win.

LuAnn said...

I love your Abundance quilt and your little baskets; the pincushion is really cute. Congratulations on 4 years and 400 posts!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Your Abundance quilt is lovely, I too am tempted to make one. Love your little baskets and your pincushion is too gorgeous! Congratulations on your blogging for 4 years, 400 posts, Wow!! Thanks for the opportunity.
rowena.muller@gmail.com is my email address.

Jacqueline said...

Love, love, love the pincushion. Thanks so much for a chance to bring it home.

jleibfried@aol.com

Carol said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! Your Abundance quilt is lovely and I really like the blue basket quilt you have in progress. I love the bird pin cushion and would be thrilled to win it and the fabrics.
Carol at Dblenickel@comcast.net

Cathy said...

Congrats on your 400 posts. I love all the projects you are working on. Thanks you for the wonderful giveaway. Hugs

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, the pincushion is so sweet.
I love the small antique doll quilt.

Kaynik said...

400 posts! Congrats to you

I just adore the pincushion. The acorn is such a lovely touch.

ktreve(@) hotmail (dot) com

Riet said...

Hi. Just found your blog and I am your newest follower. I love quilting and needlework but only just started showing some on my blog. I have been needle working for most of my life but quilting about 7 years. We have been married for over 52 years so we have a little bit in common.:))
Riet from Holland.
Riet's photoblog

teresamnj said...

Wow, Ruth, you're little bird pin cushion is precious! Good job!!!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! I would love to be entered into your giveaway...love the pin cushion! I am a new follower, thanks so much for the chance:)
~Lori

judith lockhart said...

What fun fabrics and bird pin cushion! Congratulations on four years of blogging!

Carly R. said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.

libbyquilter said...

your little 'Abundance' quilt is very cute~!
i, too, enjoyed that it was a quick project that could be snuck in between other things calling out to be worked on~! i'm still getting the quilting stitches into mine so you are definately doing better than me. btw: love the striped binding that you have on yours~!

i really like those small basket blocks that you are making~! can i ask where i might be able to find the pattern?

:-)
libbyQ