Monday, October 21, 2013

Pay It Forward: A Give-Away

First, a little WIP update:

I completed the HST Green with Envy Top.  Now to quilt it!  I am donating this and have decided to hand-quilt it with some simple straight line stitching.




I have other WIP updates, but I think you all are curious as to the give-away so without further ado...

Last week I received an email congratulating me on winning a gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics!  This is the first blogging give-away that I have ever won.  Super excited!  Now... what to buy?!?  I should probably stay away from blue (see post about blue obsession here)...

While I figure that out, I've decided to pay my good fortune forward to a lucky person.  Typically I don't ask anything of my participants... but this time, if you could either "follow me" or like Quarter Mile Quilts on Facebook, it would be very helpful!  And to make it fun, please tell me the strangest place you have ever sewn in your comment!  I'll probably use the random number generator, but, strangest place may win!

Here's the prize:



1/2 yard of Melody Miller Ruby Star Polka Dot Patchwork Green and Navy and four coordinating fat quarters!

In summary, to be eligible to win this fabric bundle giveaway you need leave me a comment telling me the strangest place you've ever sewn! (If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave me your email address or you can't win - bummer!).  Closes at Friday, October 25th at midnight PST.

#payitforward

18 comments:

  1. So fun :) I remember how exciting it was the first time I won a contest lol.

    I think the strangest place I have ever sewn was in a study room in my old college dorm. I was a freshman and my desk in my room was too small so I took over the study room down the hall. I got several weird looks lol

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  2. I follow your blog via Bloglovin. Hmmm strangest place I have ever sewn. Probably at work while on lunch break or while sitting on the front porch

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  3. I would say the strangest place I have ever sewn was on the beach in San Diego, CA! What a fun giveaway!

    Simplyseaming@gmail.com

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  4. How generous! Im a new follower and I think the strangest place I've sewn was just recently in and ICU room hanging with my dad (he's better now). :)

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  5. How sweet of you! A strange place that I quilted was at Banff Springs... well, not exactly in the water but pretty close to it because I forgot my swimsuit and while my family was enjoying the springs, I was handquilting a table runner.

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  6. May not be strange, but I almost always have something to work on while traveling in the Motorhome, I sometimes fall asleep holding my work!
    I have a question about your Green with Envy top,,,,,, did you press your seems open? or how did you eliminate the bulk of the joining seams????????????
    rvquilter

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    1. Hi rvquilter! Sewing in a motorhome could be considered strange by some people, especially taking in account of where you're going or coming from! I pressed my seams open on the Green with Envy top. I don't always because I think it affects the overall strength of the quilt piecing, but it really really helps alleviate the bulkiness of the seams. By the way, you're a noreply-comment blogger, so I couldn't email you back. Shoot me an email if you have ANY other questions, I'm happy to help!

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  7. Strangest place...hmm... Hubs and I took a 6 hour flight and I sewed hexagons on the plane using the tray table. It was a little tricky especially when we encountered turbulence. Oh and I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. I don't think I've really even sewn in a strange place. I have snuck in some epp while at work ... Ssshhh don't tell :) btw I'm following you!

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    1. I think sneaking in some epp at work totally qualifies! (BTW you're a no-reply comment person on blogger). Miss you! I think I need to find an East coast "summit" where we can hang out more.

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    2. OK, I think I fixed it ... let me know. I'm thinking about going to the Stash Bash. It's in Atlanta, which means I can drive there. Also, ATL is a major hub so you may be able to get a direct flight! Check it out :)

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  9. Follow on bloglovin, Strangest place in the dentist office where they work on you, not the waiting room.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  10. Follow you on facebook. I'm not sure the strangest place I've ever sewn. I can't think of anywhere at the moment. The most cramped place I've sewn was in our apartment bedroom that had a queen bed and crib in it.

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  11. Well it wasn't sewing a real project, but we had to do some quick hand sewing on a SCUBA trip when someone got a hole at the seam of their wetsuit!

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  12. What a fun question! I've enjoyed reading the other posts. I've done hand sewing while sitting in the bleachers of a high school gym, waiting for a concert or game to start. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Great question - it got me thinking!!
    Maybe in the garage last week while my car was being serviced?

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    1. Forgot to say I'm a GFC follower!

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  14. Way to be kate! Weirest sewing is probably in my home while nursing my baby...

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