Saturday, March 20, 2010

Still Really Itching for Spring

Like many of you I have been itching for spring to arrive.
 That the weather will stay 'nice' and play well for us.
In the spirit of Easter and spring coming I was tempted to make some fabric eggs. I pulled out some of my 1930's scraps and used Retro Mama's tutorial.  I have made 7 so far...I'd like to make more with Verna? I have to finish a quilt in Verna first and see what scraps I have left over..yeah it's for Moda Bakeshop.


Sometimes my eyes are too big for my stomach....
relate that to fabric...my stash is too big for my time LOL. I really want to finish this quilt in Verna.
I also have another Moda Bakeshop project that is soooo nearly complete.
I can not wait to show it. I simply love it. And I hope you will too.

It just dawned on me that today is National Quilting Day. Gosh...how could I have missed that? must be all the crazies going on at my house.
Hmm....well since I am not doing a quilt a long, sewing saturday or any of that...maybe I should have a giveaway.
How about a Botany Layer Cake??

1. Leave me a comment about what you'd like to see a tutorial of..or a pattern of.
2. Become a follower and leave me a separate comment so I know.
3. Follow me on Twitter and leave me a comment
**Note**
I updated my sidebar to show the link to my twitter!! Thanks for being patient.
4. Blog about my giveaway & comment to me the link so that I can check out your blog.
 I am always looking for more blogging friends!
The only way I will be able to track the entries is through the comments this time so please leave a separate one for each thing :)
EDIT: I will choose the winner on Tuesday March 23, 2009!

184 comments:

...so we added chickens said...

Happy national quilting day! The Botany line is beautiful - what a great way to celebrate the day.
I am always in search of the 'perfect' bag pattern and easy-but-adorable softies and intriguing quilts.

...so we added chickens said...

I follow your blog via google reader :)

Stacey said...

follow your blog

Stacey said...

follow you on twitter

Stacey said...

linked on my blog

Stacey said...

what to see at tutorial of??? hhhhmmmmm.......i am not sure, you do a pretty amazing job with what you do anyways!! something simple and quick!!

Lotta said...

Lovely fabric! I'd love to see a bag pattern made with that fabric.
Lotta in Sweden

Lotta said...

I follow your blog through GoogleReader,
Lotta in Sweden

erica said...

Follow your blog!

erica said...

Botany is so beautiful! I'm still looking for tutorials for quick and easy wedding gifts.

erica said...

Posted a link to your blog on mine.

http://inventhope.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I am always looking for a bag pattern with lots of pockets inside and out.

Linda said...

I am a follower. Such a nice giveaway!

Sarah said...

I love the Botany line! I would love tutorials that use anything spring'ie or summery right now!! I really like the easter eggs.

Martina said...

Lovely give away. I am already a follower and love to read your posts.

Sarah said...

I don't twitter, unfortunately, but I follow you on google reader!!

Martina said...

Love your eggs. I am always looking out for smaller things to quilt like cushions, bags, small gifts etc. And I love prairiepoints or scallops but never tried till now.

SillyMama said...

Happy National Quilt Day to you too! Mmmm a pattern - I have enjoyed your table runners and your Ziggy so maybe another lap quilt.

SillyMama said...

I follow your blog.

Quilt Hollow said...

I like those eggs and was excited about the link you posted...then I kept reading and got really excite about your giveaway! I don't even know how to Twitter.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm a follower...have been.

Quilt Hollow said...

Woo Hoo....got you on the blog with a link back here! (that I can do!!)

Quilt Hollow said...

Tutorial....I think just about anything is helpful to so many. I enjoy seeing them all so I will leave this one up to the others.

Jackie said...

Vickie, I just love those eggs!! Especially in the 30s. I think that I may just have to make a few myself!! Thanks for the link to the tute. I love it when you do a tutorial for a new pattern that you have come up with. Enjoy National Quilting Day!

Jackie said...

You know I am a follower!

Cara said...

Follower! And mama said being a follower wouldn't get me anywhere lol

Cara said...

I don't know what tutorial I'd like to see, it's funny how you don't know what you don't know until you see it lol.

Kathy said...

Vickie Happy National Quilting Day! I'm off to a local quilt show to celebrate. One of my guilds will be having a quilt show in May and we are looking for some easy to make items that the guild can sell to benefit the scholarship fund for high school seniors. So I would like to see a tute on an easy salable items for our guild's boutique table. Thanks

Kathy said...

I have been a follower for awhile now!

Kathryn said...

I'd love a quick apron pattern. Happy National Quilting Day.
Kathie L in Allentown

Kathryn said...

Also, I'm currently a follower of your blog, and love reading it.
Kathie L in Allentown

Dandelion Quilts said...

Well, how nice....first and foremost, I want to say Vickie that I cannot wait to see this Verna quilt that you speak of. I love that line. :) And as for the future...hmm, I always like tablerunners. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I already follow you via google reader.

Alyson said...

You are such a busy girl, I can't believe you blog as much as you do! We love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

Alyson said...

So, i do follow you on google reader too. How about some cool placemats?

rockgranny said...

I'm already a follower and love to read your posts

rockgranny said...

I think would like to see some bag tuts; girl can never have enough bags

Jenniffier said...

I am looking for a tutorial on making a travel/airplane quilt and pillow. I saw one once and can't find it again.

Jenniffier said...

I follow your blog.

Robyn said...

What a great giveaway to celebrate!
I'm always looking for tutorials of bags/purses that are just a little bit different than what's out there already. : )

Jenny said...

thanks for the giveaway, id love to see some more table runner or place mat ideas...quick projects!

ferne said...

I have been trying to come up with something fun and fairly simple in the way of placemats. Got any ideas?

I follow you in my google reader and link to you in my blog. Always fun things here!

Robyn said...

I follow you in my google reader!

call me crazy said...

Adorable eggs! I loved the St Patty's Day table runner you did~ how about another table runner? Thanks for the chance! :-)

call me crazy said...

I've been a follower. :-)

Lauren said...

I'd like to see more quick and easy projects too--things that are great for beginners. Thanks for the giveaway!

lissie.loo@gmail.com

Lauren said...

I am also a follower.

Sandy said...

I salivate at all of the tutorials our there, I'm not hard to please. I guess when you are a newbie, everything looks yummy!
I LOVE Botany and don't own any yet!

Sandy said...

I am and have been a follower!

CourtneAl said...

I like patterns of things you can use around the house. Or quick gifts.

CourtneAl said...

I am now a follower.

CourtneAl said...

and on twitter too!

Allison said...

I love softie patterns, but really i just enjoy the inspiration I get from your blog!

Allison said...

I follow your blog via Google Reader! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa Stramel said...

I'm already a follower!

Melissa Stramel said...

Boy would I love the botany layer cake. So pretty. I'm always looking for a good quilt tutorial.

Over40 said...

Hi! i'd like to see a tutorial on a crazy quilt -- there may be one out there already but I just recently started following blogs and haven't seen anyone do that. or maybe a string quilt.

Thea

Over40 said...

I already follow you - but anonymously.

AnnieO said...

Please pick me! I am already a follower, love to visit you and your girls :) I'm thinking of making placemats and would be interested to see what your take on that is! Happy National Quilting Day to you too.

luverlie said...

I would just love to see tutorials using simple traditional quilt patterns. Everyone is always trying to reinvent the wheel and make something original. So simple and basic is nice.
luverlie@gmail.com

luverlie said...

I'm a follower.
luverlie@gmail.com

Over40 said...

I'm feeling rather inept - I can't figure out how to follow you on twitter.

andie said...

Your blog is on my google home page. Even the title makes me smile. The Botany layer cake would be great to have. So much potential. Yes a bag tutorial would be cool, as so many have comments.

Over40 said...

Posted a link to your blog on mine: http://mixedupover40.blogspot.com/2010/03/saturday-giveaway.html.

Tammy said...

Love this line!!! have only seen it online, none of my quilting stores carries this =(. would look great as a quilt using the disappearing nine patch.

Tammy said...

I follow your blog and love your tutorials on the Moda bakeshop. And have made new blogging friends through your blog!! thanks so much
can never have to many quilting friend.

Tammy said...

I follow you on twitter also!!

Nancy said...

I follow you on google reader..

Nancy said...

I have ONE charm pack and would love a pattern to utilize it and some yardage....

something besides a baby quilt

Duff said...

I'm a follower!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Happy Quilting Day!! I love all and any tutorials, expecially of quilts!

Crystal Hendrix said...

I am a follower of your blog! I have had you on my blog list for quite some time now too!

Fran Kingston-Dill said...

I too love to find new blogger friends.
Love the egg, what a great way to use up scraps.

Fran Kingston-Dill said...

Hey followers 298. Looking forward to reading all your post.

Duff said...

Allow me to say that I wish your "finishes 2010" list was linked to the projects--I'd love to see them!
Also, I'd like to see the thinking before, during, and after the project. The Ziggy quilt was basically "here it is, there wasn't a lot of math, I think I'll do it again." I want to know--what were you thinking when you chose the colors? something like "well, I wanted to soften the other colors and adding grey did that." or whatever! As a newer quilter, what are the things that come naturally to you that I will need to learn? that's what I want to know! the only way for me to figure out what I don't know is to follow your thinking and identify what doesn't come naturally. maybe a quilt-a-long for beginners that incorporates fabric choices, your design, and step-by-step instructions?
My apologies if this is above and beyond what you were asking for! Maybe I should stick with "EASY!" :O)
♥Duff

PunkiePie said...

I don't know. Everybody had such nice ideas already. But something quick and easy is always good.

PunkiePie said...

And I am a follower already.

Susan said...

I love tutorials for table runners and small quilts - just beginning this quilting thing, so I'm still just doing simple stuff!

Susan said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader!

gale said...

That's a cute layer cake!! I'd love to see a nice messenger bag tutorial. I love my ready made one but I would like to make one.

gale said...

following you now on blogger! I did have you in my google reader but never did click that follow button. Not sure why...

Carol in E TN said...

I left a comment on the wrong place to be entered in your drawing! Sorry about that! I think table toppers are always good and they don't take forever to make!

Carol in E TN said...

I just blogged about your giveaway!

gale said...

OK I feel like an idiot because I can't figure out how to follow you on twitter. I did a search for your blog name and your first name (lots of those on twitter!) but no luck.

Pam in Texas said...

Oooh, love that layer cake! Maybe a pattern for using a layer cake?

I have posted about you on my blog: http://fairydustmusingsbypam.blogspot.com and shared you with my friends on facebook.

I am also a follower.

Happy Quilting Day. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Alisa said...

Tutorial..a wall hanging would be nice. I love your blog and your work is just beautiful.

Alisa said...

I'm a follower! :)

Slowpoke said...

Thanks for the beautiful Botany
layer cake giveaway. I enjoy reading your tutorials and like to try easy quilt or bag tutes.
Happy National Quilting Day! Looking forward to seeing your Moda Bakeshop project.

Slowpoke said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Lizzie said...

I love journals and I'm always looking for new designs to cover them with, so I'd have to say a really easy journal/diary cover tutorial would be great. Thanks, Lizzie
XXX

Lizzie said...

and now I'm a follower (wouldn't want to miss out if you do a journal cover!).
Lizzie
XXX

PatchworkRose said...

I would like to see a tutorial on your favorite star pattern :-)

PatchworkRose said...

I follow your blog :-)

Kimberly said...

I'm a blog follower (er, stalker) :) I'm a beginner, so I read any and all tutorials! ...and I've been contemplating buying Botany for awhile now, so i'm totally diggin' this give-away!

Fiesta said...

I would love to see a tutorial on how to put magnetic closures on tote bags.

Fiesta said...

I am already a follower

chelsea said...

I just started following your blog through bloglines. Love the stuff you make!

Jessica said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for a great blog!

Sara said...

I follow your blog and have it linked on mine.

http://mysewingroomsara.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

I am always looking for patterns for a non-traditional way of using traditional blocks.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow - like that Botany! I would like to see a new quilt pattern using turnovers.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm a follower!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I follow you on Twitter!

The Redneck Ramblings of My Patchwork Life said...

your instructions confused me! sorry to be so thick headed...............

Rachel said...

I love those little eggs. Now I want to make some too!

I'd love to see a tutorial of wonky stars that everyone seems to be making. I'm sure there are tutorials out there, but I haven't really looked (I'm afraid I'll start yet another project).

Happy National Quilting Day! I hope you had some time to do what you love!

Rachel said...

I'm a blog follower!

Annelies Dease said...

I am a follower....and LOVE your blog!!!

Annelies Dease said...

I have to say that I pretty much love all the tutorials...though I just had the cutest ever Granddaughter, so would love some inspired baby items????

Amy said...

I like all the tutorials with precuts. Simple and quick are my favorite. Would like tutorials with 12 or less fat quarters as well. Your project ideas are so cute. It was hard to come up with a suggestion. :)

Kami said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I just found your blog so I am not sure what to suggest for a tutorial, but I am sure it will be great.

Kami said...

And I just blogged about you.
kamisquiling(at)blogspot(dot)com

Kami said...

And I just became a follower.

debbie said...

What a lovely giveaway, I haven't seen that fabric before, it looks lovely. I have never owned a layer cake either. I will bookmark your blog.

debbie said...

I am now a follower too. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

debbie said...

Forgot to say I would like a tutorial for a bag or needlecase, or sewing accessories.

Rafael's Mum said...

Oh, I love Botany! thanks for the giveaway.

I'd love to find some more clever ways to do something with a charmpack, apart form linking the squares or making table runners. any ideas ? :-)

Rafael's Mum said...

I am allready following you

carmel said...

hi!
thanks for doing this great giveaway!!

i would like to see some easy quilting tutorials for people like me that need to learn all the "secrets" of quilting
like a step by step learning proces thing
thanks!

carmel said...

and i follow you
thanks!

carmel said...

and i blogged about it
thanks!!

Catherine said...

Love those eggs too. I printed out that pattern some time last year and intend to make some for easter this year. How cool that the first time I visit your blog and your having a giveaway and with that lovely Botany line which I havn't seen in the shops down here.

Catherine said...

I have become a follower too. Have had a wee look around but will be back to snoop some more. I like making bags so a tutorial on some sort of bag would be great.

Katie B. said...

I'd love to see a tutorial for a quilt using Honey Buns. I bought some recently because they were cheap, and I'd love a project to use them for.

Katie B. said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway.

Deb said...

Happy National Quilting Weekend. :)
I'm new to your blog so I'm not sure what you've given tutorials of already. I do know that I've always had a little trouble putting sleeves at the top of wall hangings; they always look messy. Could you do a simple how-to for nice looking sleeves.

Deb said...

I just became a follower.

Zegi said...

I'd like to see a no-fail tutorial on connecting the two ends of binding. Every time I do it I have to rip it out two or three times. Sigh.

Zegi said...

And I follow you in bloglines.

Sandy said...

I just blogged about your giveaway.

Rhonda P. said...

Great giveaway! Just became a follower!

Rhonda P. said...

Have been drooling over Crazy quilts for years. Would love to see a tutorial.

cannewa said...

I would love the Botany Layer Cake; one thing I would like to see is a tuitorial on how to turn layer cakes into quilts. I'm always looking for new ideas. There aren't as many patterns for the layer cakes as there are for jelly rolls.

Char

Rosa-kreattiva said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
saluti dall'italia rosa

I'd love to see a bag pattern made with that fabric.

Rosa-kreattiva said...

public the post on http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-candy-di-spun-sugar-quilt.html
Hugs, rosa

Rosa-kreattiva said...

i am new follower
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Mike & Jen said...

I became a follower!

Mike & Jen said...

I am very much addicted to bags right now. That would be a great pattern to see.

pinsandneedles said...

Pretty fabric giveaway! Love to have a tutorial on prairie points and/or scalloped binding.

Liz said...

Beautiful fabric, I hadn't seen that line before!

Liz said...

And I'm following your blog...

Tatkis said...

Your fabrics eggs are so cute!
Please count me in your draw, I'm your follower :)
Best wishes,
Tatyana, Russia

miniaturequilter said...

The Botany line is gorgeous!! As far as a tutorial, i would love to see one on how to make a pickle dish block.

miniaturequilter said...

I'm following with goggle reader!

Lynne said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Vintage Sandy said...

Vickie love the Botany layer cake my friend & neighbor "Sandy in Stitches" sent me over we should all get together for lunch sometime!!
Hugs
Sandy

Vintage Sandy said...

I'm a follower!

Vintage Sandy said...

I just posted it on my blog fingers crossed!!

sharon said...

Hi, I love bag patterns too,from totes to purses. I can never have enough of them. Sharonj

sharon said...

I have become a follower too, thanks for having a give away! Sharonj.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I love bags, so tutorials or patterns for any kinds of bags are always welcome!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm a follower too!

MGM

Kim D. said...

Very nice blog, I love bags so a new bag pattern might be fun. Thanks for the giveaway, I've never had a layered cake, a quilt would work up fast.

Marie said...

I about missed this one - can't believe it - but here I am.

Marie

Marie said...

I am a follower - wouldn't miss it.

eamylove said...

I love bags and purses and accessories, but would also like to see a new pillow tutorial. Oh, what the heck - I love them all!

eamylove said...

And now I'm following your blog.

Kristen said...

Happy belated national quilting Day! I follow you now!

Carol in E TN said...

I just signed up to follow you on twitter!

Kim D. said...

I just became a follower.

Over40 said...

Just signed up to follow you on twitter!

Erin said...

Vickie - I HEART all your projects, but so far my favorite has been the Skinny Verna for MBS. I would love to see some more table runners that are quick sews like that one was!

Erin said...

I follow your blog!

Erin said...

I also follow you on Twitter

Judy C said...

I'm a follower already, love reading your blog.

Judy C said...

Would love to see more small things, like the eggs those are great!

Judy C said...

Would love to see more small things, like the eggs those are great!

Shannon said...

I'm fairly new to quilting, so I love any new tutorials I can get my hands on! LOL!
What a great giveaway!

Shannon said...

I follow your blog!

Shannon said...

I follow you on twitter!

Heather said...

I would love to see a tutorial on a bag!! They are so much fun.

Heather said...

Oh, and I am a follower! :-)

Jo said...

I don't have any botany yet....I would love some. PS I like your quilt block design better for the jelly roll quilt along than the one published. I'm making mine like yours!

Gwyneth said...

i can't think of any tutorial in particular. really i like any suggestions

Gwyneth said...

following!

Kelly said...

I'd love to see a tutorial on attaching binding with no hand sewing :-)

Heather said...

Thank you for your giveaway, would love to be entered in your giveaway. Would like to see a tutorial on nice pillow shams. I am a follower, read it the old fashioned way on the laptop, don't do twitter. Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

Whew! that is a lot of comments. I am here via Quilt Hollow. I have never had a layer cake so it would be fun to win one.
Any tutorial for small gifts would be great.
Love those eggs.

Linda said...

I just found your blog and love it.

Linda said...

I would like to see a tutorial for a layer cake project.

Jeanne said...

Springy Table Topper would be a great tutorial, I am looking for a longer more narrow one for a bookshelf in my sewing room. :) Or some machine or hand quilting techniques would be good. Always looking for those new ideas. BTW, LOVE YOUR EGGS.

quiltcetera said...

Hi Vickie!
Maybe you could do a tutorial on mitered corners in borders?

quiltcetera said...

You are in my reader....

quiltcetera said...

Oh Vickie! You know that I follow you on Twitter! ;)

quiltcetera said...

...and added a little blurb about your giveaway to my latest post.
http://quiltcetera.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/day-one-the-easter-mini-quilt-along/

Good luck to ALL!