Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mini Quilt Giveaway

After almost three years in the blogverse and just short of 100 posts, I have decided to have a giveaway. My stomach is such a flutter :)

Okay, so, I was making some doll quilts in an effort to find one that fit my Doll Quilt Swap 7 partner. I ended up making three. One I think fits her. And another one is perfect for another obligation I have. So that leaves me with number three, this improvisational quilt, called "Sunrise".
Sunrise

I whipped this little baby up one afternoon while I was tinkering with circle piecing. I really enjoyed going through the discovery process of making a scrappy-artsy quilt. I love it so much, I want to offer it up as the giveaway prize :)

Some lucky commenter will win this 16 X 22 mini-quilt. Three runners-up will each receive one of the checkbook covers pictured below.
Checkbook Covers

Okay, here are the rules:

1) Leave a comment on this post telling me what is your favorite way to use your scraps from your stash by midnight (EST) Saturday, Aug. 28th, 2009.

2) I will give commenters an extra 3 entries for posting about my giveaway on their blog. Please leave the link to your blog in your comment so I can find ya :)

I will draw a winner on Sun. August 30th, 2009. Good luck everyone!

39 comments:

fabricpile said...

Oh, such a great quilt, Heidi! How do I use scraps? Well, I stuff them in my bra for that much needed OOOMPH, of course! SRSLY, I squirrel them away and when I get a big enough stash of them, I usually pass them along to someone who can use them. I have a long history of never going back to them for my own work.

susan said...

im embarrassed to say i dont have much of a scrap pile. i like to use the smaller bits for doll quilts tho. i really like this quilt, i think it is such a free piece!

Emma said...

What a beautiful quilt! I keep larger pieces sorted with the rest of my stash, and only put small scraps in my scrap box. I occasionally dip into it for certain colours, and earlier this year made a bright maverick stars baby play quilt completely from scraps. I didn't think I had a lot, but it hardly made a dent! I've blogged your giveaway here: http://sampaguitaquilts.blogspot.com/ . If you're happy for me to, I'll add an image of the quilt to the post.

Wendy said...

What a wonderful quilt! I hoard my scraps; sometimes I use them to piece binding, sometimes I cut them into strips of various widths to get a head start on a future scrappy quilt. Little bits are great for paper piecing, too ;D

My blog is www.onawhimcreations.blogspot.com and I'll add a post as soon as I get over there!

Barbie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Hmmm...my favourite thing to do with scraps at the momment is string blocks - I'm saving everything to eventually make a scrappy string quilt.

Nadine said...

LOVE the quilt (and it would be soooo perfect in my daughter's room!). I keep my scraps in bags, bins and boxes because I'm a packrat, and never get rid of anything (until the situation is one of a desperate nature, and then I purge like crazy)! I do go back through them if I'm desperate for just that perfect piece for something now and again in a larger, scrappy/colorwash type of project.

Barbara said...

I don't have enough scraps to do much with. However, I am more inclined to give them to someone else than to try to figure out what to do with them!

highwaycottage said...

Wow !!! That is such a stunning mini quilt. I make quilts with my scraps. Just finished a huge nine patch, and I've done 2 mini quilts. I have enough for another quilt and just found the right inspiration :-)

Margaret aka Supermom said...

Wow what a colorful interesting quilt!

Scraps...what do I do?? I am the Queen of scrap quilts. I tend to toss scraps only if they are under an inch wide (so I LOVE to receive any and all scraps ). I make all kinds of quilts from table runners to bed quilts, but the scraps are mostly used for scrappy donation quilts. Each year I make and donate many to the children's charity Project Linus. THis year I am almost about to hit 50!

Helen said...

Heidi, this quilt is so beautiful! You are so generous to offer it as a giveaway, I don't think I could if I was you!

Best way to use up scraps? Make dolls quilts for swaps of course! LOL And let my daughters use any scraps in their craft work.

AJ said...

Lovely Quilt!

I make hexagon out of my scraps!

blog link here

http://ajsantics.blogspot.com/

Blue Mountains, NSW said...

Just came over from Flickr! My two boys would truly love this quilt on their wall. I know it will look like outer space to them!
Scraps, oh, well they go into a big paper bag. A year or so ago I made a teeny tiny paper pieced wall hanging. And now I can't throw anything out!!!
Take a look here if you'd like....each block is 2" x 2"
www.flickr.com/photos/31670126@N03/3114875471/
I'll put a post on my blog tomorrow.

Jilly said...

I love this quilt, and would love to win it. My favorite way to use scraps is to make coasters.

Michelle said...

My scraps go to my 4 year old daughter who likes to play with them and make her own quilts.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

hola Heidi!! what an amazing giveaway! that quilt is simple beautiful. My favorite way to use scraps is to make a quilt back. thanks to much for the chance to win, i hope be a lucky girl.

Brissmiths said...

Love the quilt It would be perfect for our lounge room which has an orange lounge. I love using my scraps for appliquing. Susan

otterdaughter said...

I lurve your quiltie!
As for my scraps, I sort them by color into my stack of hugemongus rubbermaid tubs and make whole quilts from them mixed with yardage as needed. I inherited gobs of them from my mom's fabric stash, so I have plenty!

Jennifer said...

scraps?... hmmmm... seems that since I live my artsy life vicariously through you, I don't have a scrap pile. Well... at least not one that you could actually make something out of! Love the quilt of course, but eyeballing those checkbook covers since mine is falling apart! hehehe

RosaMarĂ­a said...

Hola Heidi, I've blogged your giveaway here: http://lavidacompartida.blogspot.com/2009/08/great-giveaway.html
have a great week!!

free indeed said...

My favorite way to use up scraps is to be involved in a block lotto. Each month we are given a block pattern with color schemes. We can make up to 9 blocks for chances to win a bundle of blocks. I've won 3 times, but my motivation for joining was to use up scraps from my scrap bin...winning is just a fun byproduct. I also want to make some tea wallets for gifts this year for certain sweet people.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful Heidi! So far I save scraps in a box, some have been used in mini projects here and there, and my girls' creations.

Thanks for the chance!!

Rosa Robichaud said...

Hi there!

Well, it all depends on what you call "scraps"... *grin*

I will save (even) pieces that are 1" X 1", in a basket or cloth bag and sit down and mindlessly sew up some crumb blocks. I LOVE crumb blocks!!!

That's what I call "scraps".

Tks for entering me in your contest!

Rosa Robichaud
Canada

quiltmom said...

I love your wall quilt - It looks like a solar system quilt.
I think I just collect scraps and make new scraps- Well I do use some scraps on scrap quilts- I love star designs and log cabin quilts and am exploring some of Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston's liberated quilting work- you would like their books called Collaborative Quilting...
What a fun giveaway..
I will try and post about it on my next post..
You can find me here:
quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com

Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Fiesta said...

well I made almost everything for my daughters college apartment from scraps. Borders for kitchen towels, baskets for her bathroom, potholders and some runners and a picnic blanket and carryall bag.
your giveaway is beautiful.

Valerie said...

USE my scraps? I'm supposed to use them? I prefer to hoard tem, and gaze loveingly at them from time to time :)

Oh, and I'm saving the longer ones for an eventual string quilt :)

Blue Mountains, NSW said...

http://mand-a-lin.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-prize.html

Just posted about your Giveaway!

Fingers crossed.

Rebecka said...

I saw your quilt on Flickr and came over to your blog. Love the colors of your quilt.

I like to make cuddle quilts for the local quilt guild out of my scraps. Colorful scraps made great quilts.

Doreen K. said...

I love that little quilt. Would love to see it in person. I am new to quilting. Have been making a lot of blocks and a couple of other items. I did not have any scraps.........so I bought some. I love batiks and I want to make a quilt with wonky blocks like you made on May 19th.

Doreen K. said...

Just put your give a way on my blog.

www.outoftheblue-doreen.blogspot.com

Annie of Blue Gables said...

What a beautiful quilt!
I am thinking I want to make a double wedding ring with my scraps, also I love the hexies, I want to make a Grandma's Flower Garden. I have so many quilts in mind, I wish I were like CrazyMomQuilts and could whip them out as fast as she does. . .
Your work is so beautiful!
~a

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Hello again. I blogged about it here
http://annieofbluegables.blogspot.com/2009/08/cute-contest.html

arlette said...

Hello Heidi!, I love the quilt!, well I love scraps for make crazy quilts and I have 2 bags made on scraps, they look really nice. I already blogged about your giveaway arlette0521.blogspot.com

henny said...

Heidi, gorgeous quilt!
I most love using scraps for tote bags and other mini functional things.

peaknits said...

Wow - what a lovely prize! Congrats on three years in blogland! I just celebrated that, and now I am on a break...need to think up something to blog about!:) I wandered over from the ORBC QAL group at flickr! Thanks!

Beth said...

I'm so new to this thing, I'm still working on having a stash, but I do save my scraps for a someday nine patch.... I have no blog and I don't use facebook or have a cellphone.. I'm a little Amish - actually Mennonite! Hah!

Mel said...

BEAUTIFUL quilt!

I love to make hexagons with my scraps. I'm making a quilt out of them, very scrappy!

Teresa aka MarieSews said...

Fooling around and with scraps you produced that quilt? Girl, you have talent! It's beautiful.

As to what I do with my scraps...I have made wallets, cellphone cases, cases for mp3 players, and other little things, mostly as gifts.

Victoria M. said...

The quilt and checkbook covers are fabulous. I'd love to be entered in the drawing.

I'm saving my little scraps to make some mini quilts. I think they'll be perfect for paper piecing.

jacquie said...

i can't believe you gave this away...it's gorgeous!!! hope all is well.