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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

300th Post and a Giveaway

It took me a while, since I didn't post much this past year, but this is my 300th blog post!! So, to mark this momentous occasion, I am having a giveaway. You can see in the picture the prizes for the lucky winner. The fabric is a 2 yard piece of a pretty wintery print. The patterns are ones I bought and never opened. Maybe you can actually make them, lol. I finished the Tall Christmas Tree, yay. The pattern had 2 sets of papers for piecing, so I am giving the second set away.  Anyway, here is the picture.

To win, just leave a nice comment and next week I will randomly pick a winner. Make sure there is a way I can contact you.

So, now on to my pretties to share with you.

First, the tree!! I meandered in the background, and outline quilted on the big pieces. I also made a little star ornament for the top. All of my handmade ornaments from swaps are in the attic, but I will put on as many as possible when I hang this. This wasn't hard to make if you are familiar with paper piecing, but it is 7 feet high and turning it under the needle was a struggle at times. And thank goodness for the button stitch on my Bernina!!! Whoever wins the giveaway will have plenty of time to make this by Christmas.

I recently returned to the monthly Doll Quilt Swap, and this was the first little quilt I received. I absolutely love it!! A nice Canadian named Mary made this beauty. She said she tried 3D flowers for the first time. She sure did a great job.

Mary doesn't visit my blog, so I feel safe posting the small quilt I made for her. I am not good with curves, but saw a quilt similar to this on the web somewhere and thought I would give it a try. It was hard getting the pieced curves to fit in, but I like the way it came out. Not perfect, but pretty, I think. Now I remember why I don't like curves. :)

So, comment for an entry to win, tell your friends if you want. I lost a lot of loyal viewers by not posting for so long, maybe this will get them back.

Many of you are coming through as No Reply Bloggers. That means that I can't reply to your comments, which means that I won't be able to let you know if you win the giveaway. Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville posted a nice set of instructions on how to remedy this. Go HERE to read them. If you don't wish to do this, please leave your email address in your comment. Thanks!!



Vroomans' Quilts said...

I saw your beautiful quilt from Mary - love the 3-d flower in the basket. Your tree turned out wonderfully. Congratulations on your 300th post.

Lucy said...

Your tree looks beautiful. The circle curves must have been a challenge but you did a great job.

Kristen said...

I love the tree. It will look wonderful with all your ornaments.

SharonG/FL said...

Hi Wilma, Really like your tree. :-)

CathyDB said...

Wilma that tall tree is so cute. Didn't even know you had a blog!!!!

Valerie said...

Lovely quilts, Wilma! Where are you doing the doll quilt swaps? I remember doing that on the Forum and it was so much fun. :)

Ooooh, I have that pattern set from Indygo Junction, the Lunch Bunch set. I really like the reusable bags, and I've made a few of the lunch sacks as well. Fun pattern!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful tree. Inspirational as I now want to make one. Great job on the circles too!


Iret said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. I have read through your blog from past events and look forward to reading more. You have so many lovely projects, its hard to pick a favorite. I really like the tall tree though, and think its a great way to display all the hand made ornaments from exchanges.
Followed you here from the Bee forum :)

Sherry said...

Hi Wilma,

My DH purchased the Christmas tree pattern at a quilt show this year. The size intimidated me. . .but if you say that it is easy I'll give it a shot (for NEXT year)! LOL

I don't blog that often at all, but my goal is to get better so I completely understand how you feel.

Welcome back!

Leslie Peterson said...

Very nice Wilma. Good pictures, nice posts.


pollyanna said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! I am impressed. And your quilts are great. I love the tree and the spring basket is so perfect. I have been wanting to find a great pattern for something to hang on my mom's door and this might be perfect. Happy and bright.

quilter000 said...

hey hope i win

sophie said...

I love both little quilts and your tree–what fun. As for losing your followers, if you get restarted blogging regularly, they will find you ... ask me how I know :-)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! I love the tree, and both the minis! Good luck to all

Marcia Kennedy said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! I am a long-time follower of your blog (followed you here from the QB forum way back when). I love reading about all of your projects and am glad you're back to posting more regularly! Congratulations!

Evie Bishop said...

Wilma, I sure knew those mountains in your opening. NC was my home for three years and I can say, I really do not miss the humidity. Miss a few other things, though.

I love your little beauties you posted here. Will bookmark your blog and check in from time to time. Much success to you!


desertskyquilts said...

Thank you for having a pop-up box so I actually CAN enter the giveaway! =) Blogger really hates those of us on WordPress. Thanks for the chance to win this love set of prizes, too.

I love the doll quilts you made and received. Such lovely things, both of them. Your tree is fabulous! I've been watching as you made it, and you finished it so nicely. Just in time for the season, too.

dezertsuz at gmail dot com

quilter000 said...

I love the stuff you made and the cute one you received from Mary.