Thursday, 12 June 2008

Doesn't time fly. . . .

. . . . when you're having fun ? Honestly I would advise anyone thinking of setting up a blog to do so. I never knew how much pleasure I would get from doing this. Meeting loads of talented and wonderful people all sharing our fantastic hobby. I love it !

As you may know this is my 100th post so in true bloggy tradition I have little giveaway. Leave a comment on THIS post and I will draw a name on Wednesday evening ( 18th June ) my time ( GMT ). Here is the prize.







A little stitchery bag that I have been working on and which I have so enjoyed making. My lovely son Patrick ( 11 years old ) can't believe I am giving this away. I am going to do another one for myself though so that is alright.




I also bought this 6 fat quarter pack from a fabric seller that visits our quilt group and this can be yours too. Very pretty fabrics. I have nearly used these a few times but I did buy them especially for this so have resisted. Aren't I a good girl ?


Now for a bit of fun and because I am avoiding doing my ironing - lol - I am doing another little MYSTERY prize. If you win this one you will not know what is coming to you til you get it. Now to be entered into the mystery draw you have to do the following...

On my last post I showed the 3D hexagons I am working on. If you would like to guess how many different fabrics I have cut from my stash so far I will put you in my mystery draw. Here are some pictures to help




This is what I have sewn together so far and the little pile of completed hexagons ready to be joined on.




These in the box are all tacked over papers and ready to be sewn together in groups of 3 and the stuff in front is a pile of fabrics ready to be tacked over papers when I have had chance to cut some more.

So if you would care to comment just for the bag and FQ's please do so but add a guess for the mystery prize. Clear as mud ? lol . I will give the prize to the closest guess.

Good Luck !! Anyone who reads this but doesn't have a blog feel free to comment as long as I have a way to get in touch if you are the winner.

104 comments:

Tracy said...

I'd love to win that bag :D
Congratulations on POST 100 !

cathicrafts said...

That is a beautiful bag, can I win it? Congratulations on post 100. I plan to give my Dear Jane wallhanging away for my 200th post probably in the States, as I am running out of time before we leave!!

Happy 100th post, may you have many hundreds more!

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on your 100 posts.......

Anne Ida said...

Happy 100-post'iversary!!! Keep it up! I love your blog!!!

I agree with your son! Can't believe you'll be giving this gorgeous bag away! But if you pick my name, know it will be well taken care of!

Hmmm... mystery draw, hm? It looks like a whole lot, so my guess 380 pieces? I'm probably nowhere near the actual number *lol*

Karol-Ann said...

Have they have been great posts too! Lovely to have met you and Patrick (who is right! What a fantastic giveaway!! - pick me pick me LOL)

I guess at least 1000 pieces of fabric!

Karol-Ann said...

That was meant to say "and they have been great posts too!" Sorry about that, just too eager to post (and win LOL)

Congrats on the big 1-0-0!

Becky said...

It really doesn't take long to reach 100 posts does it?
The bag and fabric bundle are awesome and I'll guess 850 fabrics so far.
Becky in SC - USA

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I'm guessing that you've cut 280 fabrics so far.

willywagtail said...

Hello, Congratulations on your 100th post. I would also love to use your little bag but I would have written anyway. I would love to know how you made the handles. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. I guess you have cut from over 250 pieces of material. Could anyone own that many?!! LOL. Cheers Cherrie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulations...100 posts...the world of blogging is most enjoyable....I never thought it would be this much fun either...your bag is so lovely...

Pauline said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I would love a chance to win that beautiful little bag! Thank you.

Canadian Gail said...

Love the bag, and I would feel so honored to win it. Re the hexagon pieces - I once read the definition of a true scrappy quilt is that it must have at least 99 different fabrics in it - hence that is my guess - 99.

The Quilting Pirate said...

OOOaahhhh!! What a beautiful bag!!

Congrats on your 100th post! I love reading your blog!

Darcie said...

Oh me oh my! You're making this quite exciting, Andrea! I'm going to say 69 fabrics.

LOVE the stitchery bag!!! Patrick does have fine taste, doesn't he. That gathered strap/handle is just adorable...and your stitching is exquisite!

jovaliquilts said...

I'm guessing 450 pieces of fabric! Truly, I have no idea. Those little piles can be really misleading... :)

log cabin quilter said...

The bag is lovely. Hope I win!!!

I am guessing 434 different fabrics cut so far for your paper piecing.

Julia said...

Congrats on your 100th!!! You are giving away some fantastic things. I love the fat quarters. Pick me, Pick me!!!! :)

Now on to the mystery, I guess 483 fabrics so far.

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That is a lovely bag, you are so generous :)

loulee1 said...

I think you've cut about 275?

Joyce said...

Congrats on the 100th. I too love blogging and I LOVE that bag. Count me in.

Jeanne said...

Andrea, the bag is stunning! I would absolutely love to have my name drawn for it!!!! Congratulations on your 100th post and I hope there will many more! I love reading your blog and seeing your projects.

Em said...

Oh, I love that bag! And those fat quarters are really pretty. Congratulations on your 100th post! I just recently had mine too... As for the mystery... I would guess that you've used about 50 different fabrics on those 3D hex blocks... they look really pretty!

Becca said...

Oh my-I have to agree with your son-can't believe you're giving away such a lovely bag. I would love to be in your draw!

Congrats on 100 posts-can't wait to read the next 100.

Becca

swooze said...

Congrats on your 100th! I have enjoyed reading your blog.

Linda said...

Wow look at you Andrea with that lovely embroidery. Congratulations on reaching 100 posts. The bag is just gorgeous, and my guess on your little hex's, my gosh it looks like a huge number so I'm going to say 300.

SG said...

Congrats to you and your blog!
It's a beautiful bag! And you know what? June 18th it's my birthday!

About the mystery: 250 fabrics...

Rosemary said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I love the bag and the pack of fabrics!

May Britt said...

WOW.....what a great giveaway. Your bag is soooooooooooo georgius. If I don't win it, may I please know where to buy the pattern.

May Britt said...

Forgot to add a guess for the pieces in your box. I guess you have 380 in the box

TaraB said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I know I will get there as well. Blogging is ADDICTIVE! But then so is QUILTING! Cute bag.

Fun for a mystery - I would say there are 475

Brandy said...

BEAUTFIL BAG!

Frogdancer said...

Funny. I just had my 200th post... I 'gave away' a pattern for a scarf.

I liked the comment your son made. Lovely bag. Your creations are incredible.

And I guess 518 hexagons.

chook said...

oh Andera that little bag is beautiful
congrats on your 100th post I will look forward to many more
I guess 177 fabrics
hugs Beth

Kristie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I so enjoy reading your blog you are a very talented quilter!

I don't have a clue on how many fabric you would have in those! But I do know they are beautiful! I have never saw that pattern before! That would make the perfect take-along project to work on!
Kristie

Danetta said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I look forward to reading your 200th!

pincushionpoints said...

Congrats on your milestone. I'm guessing 373. They are coming together really well.

calidore said...

Congratulations - 100 posts and isn't it fun blogging....vbg. Looove the bag and I agree with your son (clever young man that he is) - how can you give it away and those fat quarters too!!! Please pop me in your draw - although you know I will continue to read your blog just for the inspiration anyway...lol.
As for the mystery prize - hmmmmmm - I have looked at the photos closely, pulled out the magnifying glass and still can't quite decide....roflmol....so I will go for a nice number of 485 - how's that for a guess.....lmol. I'm bound to be miles off but it's so much fun guessing.

Doodlebug Gail said...

OMG what a beautiful bag and how lovely it would look sitting next to me on the beach at the lake in August - LOL. I'll come back and figure out a good guess for the mystery prize.

mommi said...

Lovely bag, congrats on 100!!!!!wish I had the energy to do 100 posts......very nice.

tami said...

Happy 100th post.
That is a beautiful bag. I would love to win it.
I'm going to guess 360 different fabrics in your 3d hexagons.

MouseChirpy said...

What a beautiful bag! I especially love the embroidery/fabric combination.
Aloha!

meggie said...

Oh I love that little bag! I made one & gave it to my dear daughter.

I will take a guess at 300 fabrics.

Congratulations on your blog too, it is always enjoyable, & your work is beautiful.

Michele P. said...

first, happy 100th post! I just started blogging again, and hope to meet all kinds of people. That bag is beautiful, and while I am not a crafty person, I love visiting craft fairs as homemade stuff is just wonderful! I also love the photo of the kitties curled up in a ball on the quilt, I have 3 of them who share the bed as well-but don't leave me & hubby alot of room! As far as the different pieces of fabrics bonus question, I am going to say 73.

Sarah Nopp said...

Oh my goodness what sweet little stitchery! Very sweet :)
And I am rather impressed with your 3D hexes... I may just have to see if I can drive myself mad with those too. I have to admit, my first thought when I see those is- Why would someone make hexes more complicated?!?! LOL

quiltingcraft said...

Congrats Andrea on reaching 100th post.
The bag is fabulous.
I reckon that you have used around 200 pieces of fabric. Wild guess...

Amanda said...

Hello there, I just came across your lovely blog whilst hunting through the UK bloggers on Quilting Bloggers, looking for someone who lives near me. Sadly, you don't. Well done on getting to 100 - I'm on my way, just over 50 now. I would so love to win the bag, it's gorgeous. I really like your hexagons too, what a clever idea. Let's make a guess at 460.

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I'll guess low: 134 pieces of fabric.

anne bebbington said...

Andrea - the bag is gorgeous I would love to be the recipient and the fat quarters - as for the number of fabrics I'll give it my best shot at 617 - how's that for a random number?

Kathie said...

congrats on 100 posts!!!!
beautiful bag, are you really sure you want to give it away!
oh how many fabrics I just have to guess...688

Lissa Jane said...

Congratulations on 100 posts.. Calidore sent me over, I am loving those 3D hexagon blocks.. hmmm how many bits have you cut?? I am thinking 401 cut out thus far!

Lissa

Narelle said...

Such a gorgeous bag.
Happy Centenary.

Jane said...

WOW What a yummy bag........
'I should be so lucky...'
forgotten the tune.
Oh boy I am going to have to do a make up....I am only now finding out about this 100 post deal....
My guess for the mystery amount is 864pieces...and the result will reveal with I am not a maths major.

Congrats on your blog...I did a happy dance the night I found it..

anne said...

Well dones on your 100th post. What a beautiful bag, it sure would look good in my home, lol.

Mmmm the mystery number is mmmmm 206, just a wild guess. Happy Stitching

sbonetsue said...

Congrats on 100 posts, here's to many more! What a delightful bag, how could I not want to win it. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

rookmill said...

that is the cutes purse i have ever came upon is it your patteren

Sandy said...

Congrats on your 100th post, and such patience you have. Love the hexagons.
A guess of 399 - whatever the count, that is a lot of cutting.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What fun! That little bag is beautiful...such a lovely giveaway.
Now for my guess...419 pieces.

Robin C said...

what a beautiful bag and how generous of you to off it as a gift to some lucky person.

Put my name in the hat for the prize

my mystery guess is 465

Robin in VA

Stacy said...

Congrats on the 100! I am with you, starting a crafty blog has brought me more joy and blessings than I could have ever imagined!
Your 3-d hexes are stunning. So delicate and precise. I found my way here from Catherine's blog. You do such beautiful work.
It is hard for me to imagine having so many different fabrics, but I am sure it will all make sense in a few years if I keep accumulating at the same pace. I am going to hazard a guess of 420 for the hexes. Since it is my birthday, maybe I will get lucky. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us. Love Stacy

queenoftheclick said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.

I love the Sewing Bag and if I don't win, would you consider selling me a bag? I looked to see if you have an Etsy shop, but I didn't see a link. I go to a sewing circle every Saturday morning and I use a paper bag to carry my supplies.

I think there is 800 different fabrics in that quilt.

Ribbonwiz said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That is a lovely bag.
I just had to come and join in the fun.
I guess about 465 pieces.
Julia / Perth

Fiber Happy said...

Thats really beautiful. Congratulations on your 100post. I'll keep my fingers triple crossed. I guess that you've cut around 600 pieces of fabric so far, but I'm probably way off, lol.

Kieny said...

Congrats on your 100th post Andrea. That sure is a lovely bag, great fabrics and embroidery!
I'm guessing you cut 450 pieces of fabric?

Mar said...

Congrats on your 100th post, the bag is so cute, I would love to win it. As for the count hmmm 315. Keep on blogging!

Shar said...

Congratulations on post 100!Wishing you many more. I love to visit your blog and seeing all your wonderful projects. What a goregous bag. Please, Please pick me! For the Mystery draw I will guess, Hmmmmmm 335 fabrics so far.

Rhonda said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts!
I would love for a chance to win that lovely bag.
For the mystery giveaway, my guess is 197.

liz said...

Hi,
Happy Blogiversary.
Thanks for sharing all your lovely quilts and stories.
I'm sure whoever wins your gorgeous bag will be very honoured & the lovely fabric an extra bonus.

I guess you have 265 pieces.

Looking forward to the next 100 posts.

Kind regards from Liz

Di said...

I have only just found your blog via Calidore. I love it and you are now on my 'blogs to read' list!!!! Your hexagons are super and it has convinced me to dig out some I started many moons ago. Congratulations on your 100th post.
As an aside I love the little bag.

Fran said...

Happy 100th to youuuuuuuuu!!!
What a wonderful bag, you're very generous to give it away!
679 pieces cut?

Sandra said...

I can't believe you are giving away that divine bag either, but I'm glad to hear you are going to make another for yourself. As for the number of fabrics used, I will go for a modest 125.

catsmum said...

..................happy 100th post - I've only just found you but I shall return ... and I think 384 patches.

Helz said...

Congratulations on making the Tonne!.!.!. Very cute bag - May I enter? My wild guess will be # 196 Truth? - I have absolutely No Idea... LOL.

Lilly said...

Calidore sent me and I am so glad she did. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. The bag is so adorable. My guess on the number of fabrics you have cut for the hexagons is 473. What a project! Makes my head hurt just thinking about it. Must go now and read more of your blog posts. And congratulations on your 100th.

May Kristin said...

Happy 100 posts blogiversary!
Wow! What a cute little bag! And you are giving it away! I understand you son!
I guess on 257 different fabrics from your stash so far!

Mishka said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Your purse give-away is stunning.

My guess for the 3d blocks is 279.

Thanks for posting my Quilting Bloggers banner on your site.

Happy quilting,
Michele

miniaturequilter said...

Congrats on post 100!! I'd say there is 379 pieces, and please enter me into your drawing, I love the stitchery purse!

Cherold said...

The bag is gorgeous!!! How can you stand to part with it?! I would give it a wonderful, caring home here in Washington State.

I am intrigued with your hexagons...I have a long standing love of hexagons and have never seen them made this way...too cool!!

CheriS

susanawee said...

Hi - congratulations on 100th post and thankyou to Glennice for the tip to enter and have a look at your lovely blog......
Hugs Sue/Cottesloe Western Aust.

Karen said...

Congratulations on post 100!
The sewing bag is wonderful. Can't believe you are going to give it away.
I am going to guess that you have cut out 500 pieces for your hand piecing project.

Karen said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Your bag is gorgeous! I know what you mean about blogging;)

Karen said...

Oh yeah, my guess on the number of fabrics is...273.

katelnorth said...

OOh, count me in please!

Guðrún said...

You are a teaser Andrea, I guess you have about 600 different fabrics in there! Oh and congratulations on your 100th post, keep them coming.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Happy, Happy, Happy 100! I think your son is right - that bag is gorgeous! And your giving it away! You had better make another one for yourself! Here's to hoping you have many hundreds more posts!

Chocolate Cat said...

My goodness, I just saw that you already have 84 comments!! WOW! I love reading your blog and have well and truly become addicted to this blog world. So much fun but also a great record of what my family has been up to and what projects I have worked on or completed! Please count me in for the gorgeous bag (Im with your son, can't believe you are giving it away) and for fun I'm going to guess '133' for the mystery prize!!

Kim said...

Congratulations on posting 100 fun and interesting items on Welsh Quilter! The bag is so very sweet and well done. Anyone would love to have the gifts you are giving away to celebrate. I enjoy you blog and look forward to seeing what comes along next.

Rhonda said...

Wow...Congratulations on you 100th post! Now then, please put my name in the running for the wonderful prizes. And I'll hazard a guess on the fabrics used 275. Good luck to all of us.

country mouse said...

Ohhh, how fun. A give away!! I love the little bag, what a great prize! I'm gonna guess 224 fabrics for the hexagons. Congrats on reaching 100 posts. Here's to many many more!!

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Oh dear, what a nice bag! Please put me in the draw!
My guess for the fabrics is 375!
Thanks!

Wendy said...

Oh I would have a hard time giving away that sweet bag...but if I win I'd be so excited.

I'm going to guess about 350.
Congrats on the 100th post!

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Oh love the bag !!! Congrats on your 100th post and I hope there are many , many more to come :)Please enter me into the draw. As for the other my guess is 205 diffrent fabrics.
Hugs,
Amy

Happy Quilting said...

I just love seeing what you will work on next, and you do such lovely work! I can't believe you get so much done, too. I'd get more done if I were sewing instead of reading about other people sewing some days :)
I tried to find a number nobody else had guessed for the counting question and I hope nobody else said 256 because that is what I'm going to claim as my guess. I love the charm quilts. You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your milestone.
Tanya in Idaho

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, well done on the 100, great bag. I don't know how many blocks you have made but I think 74 different fabrics. i'll go lower because i think you are cutting them small then may cut a few per colour1 Looks great, I have never seen it done like that, Tracey

nadine said...

Oh my, what a goooorgeous giveaway ! Cross my fingers - and toes - it could fly away to my home, I'd sure be delighted !

Congratulations on your 100th post !

As to the "Mystery draw", hmmm....
let me think, I'd say 483 different fabrics, who knows ?

Thanks again, for giving us a chance to win :>)

Smiles from my little corner of the world,
XOXOXOXOXOXXOO
NADINE

FabricMom said...

Wow what a great bag and FQ's. Count me in for that drawing.

I am going to guess 350 for the hexagons.

Happy 100th.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on you anniversary Andrea!
I have a little diamonds hand piecing project taht I carry about with me when I' picking up kids etc, but those hexagons look very nice too!

Pam said...

Boy - time sure does fly!! Congratulations on your 100th post - you almost have 100 comments!!

Love the bag :))

Shar said...

Congrats on your 100 post! Wishing you many more. I love reading your blog.

My guess on the Hex's would be 275

Ali Honey said...

Andrea, Not only have you posted 100 times but the content has been really interesting. I learned how to make bucket bags from your site and much more. Well done indeed!

I think you may have 525 different fabrics there.

quiltygal said...

wow what a great bag I would just love it to fly all the way "Down under" hehe as for the hexagons I think too many hehe ok I/ll take a punt at 260
Claire

meadow said...

What a nice surprice !
Congratulations on the 100 th post, and please post many more ..
You are giving away such a lovely bag, thank you very much for having the chance of winning it;
I am shure it will get a good home - it will be treasured by whoever winns it !
Bye, and have a nice evening,
tantedanny@hotmail.com

Nicole and Phil said...

gorgeos bag....and I love these hexagons...I like that you are doing somethign a bit different...and I admire your patience on doing them this way!

Fiesta said...

that bag is too cute

Lynda said...

Oh blow! I have had such a busy week that I didn't manage to see your gorgeous giveaway! never mind, I'm sure it went to a good home. It's gorgeous.