Tuesday, 26 May 2009

It's time . .

for a little giveaway to celebrate my 2 years of blogging. I love my blog and although I haven't been updating as much as I used to I can see me continuing this for a long time.



I wanted to make something to give away but with my shoulder playing up and with one thing and another that hasn't happened.



So instead I have come up with this.



I am a scrappy quilter - the more fabrics in a quilt the merrier. I love bunging everything in together and seeing it all come together. I love loads of different kinds of fabrics and my stash reflects this. So my prize is a little peep into my stash. I have sort of made my own Jelly Roll for you - 40 x 2.5 inch strips ( width of fabric ) of some of my favourite fabrics. There are no tone-on-tones or plains in here - I have chosen some of my loveliest prints. Works out at a bit under 3 yards I think. Click for a better look. There are actually 37 here - just realised 3 went wandering when the camera came out.




I know this prize will not suit everyone but if you would like a nosey at what I spend my money on feel free to comment. All welcome - regulars and lurkers.



I will choose a number a week from today ( 2nd June ) and would appreciate it if I am able to contact you directly if you win. I have quite a few no-reply comments. If you want to enter but don't have a blog you could email directly with the words Blog Giveaway in the heading.



Oh yes - I did something I thought I might never do this week - cut into one of my precious jelly rolls - nearly didn't do it - lol ! Pictures next post xx

105 comments:

miniaturequilter said...

Love all those paisleys, and i have alittle of the crackly one towards the center. Wonderful selection of fabrics, I'd love to win them!!! Hope you can start quilting again. I know it helps me relax and I miss it when other things make it difficult to get to my beloved sewing machine!

jovaliquilts said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I have so many projects planned that I don't need another, so please don't enter me in your drawing (though the fabric looks great!!). Just wanted to say congrats. :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh count me in...such a lovely prize! I'd have fun putting them together.

*karendianne. said...

How fun, Andrea! Great fabrics and yu know, you do have a lovely sense of what works. You pull and pull and create beautifully skillful quilty items that anyone would love to have.

I'd be honored to be included in your giveaway! *karendianne.

Sarah said...

I am a lurker, but I subscribed to your blog in Google Reader so I think that redeems me some. Anyway, I love your work and the way you mix all different fabrics and it still looks amazing. It never works that way for me! So maybe if I win your strips and make something with it then it will turn out just as well as yours do?!?! Makes sense to me... Oh, I hope I win! And thanks for the inspiration.

Verónica Donoso said...

Congratulations for your two years blogging !! Your works are very beautiful .Hugs , Vero

Gail said...

Congrats on your 2 year blogversary! The fabrics are lovely, and my tiny stash would love to be joined by them. Hope the shoulder is better, and Jess as well.

Blessed Be

Cherold said...

Love the strips! Congrats on your 2 yrs blogging...it is fun!

hugs,
Cheri
cheris56@yahoo.com

Vivian said...

Your selection of fabrics is lovely. I'm especially drawn to the paisleys. I'd love to be the winner.
Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. It's such fun, having access to so many great ideas and creative folks around the world. Here's to many, more years of blogging.

Winona said...

Hi Andrea, Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I have been reading your blog for at least a year. I would love to have those strips. They are very pretty. I hope your shoulder is better soon.
Winona

Jackie Russell said...

I would love to win your lovely fabric strips! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with your jelly roll.

Kathie said...

I love scrap quilts and use 2 1/2" strips all the time!
would be fun working with your fabrics combined with mine in a quilt.
Kathie
congrats 2 yrs of blogging! from a long time subscriber on bloglines.

Kristie said...

Oh please add me to your giveaway! Most of what I make are scrap quilts! Just something about scraps that make beautiful quilts. And I see paisley in your stash! Paisley fabric is my favorite!

Sure hope your shoulder gets better soon, I know you have been having trouble with it for a while now.
Kristie

Mary said...

What a fun idea. I have been blogging a while too, and didn't know what I might do for a give away. I like this one lots.

Congratulations, 2 years is a long time.

Barbie said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I love all of your fabrics...

Frogdancer said...

Two years of blogging! Well done!

Count me in! I'm a print loving girl myself, and though I never thought I'd be a scrappy quilter, all 3 of the quilts I'm working onthis year are scrappy.

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on 2 years......think I have seen all those posts.........continue to enjoy your blogging journey.......

Tricia said...

Happy Bloggy birthday!

Calidore said...

My goodness - two years of blogging and I bet it feels like just yesterday when you started. Congratulations - your blog is a delight and an inspiration. Love the fabrics - your choices are inspired - as always. I'm looking forward to many more years of reading your blog.

loulee said...

Your Jelly Roll looks delicious. Count me in.

Gene Black said...

please enter me. I am doing a lot of scrappy lately and this is a wonderful prize for us scrappy lovers.

Congratulations on two years of delightful posting.
Gene - you can reach me thru my blog and I think you have my email also

willywagtail said...

Wow! What a lovely prize to give away. I wonder about those three that went missing. Could it be that they are actually camera shy like so many of us or don't they want to leave home? ;) Cherrie

Love 2 Quilt said...

Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging. I'd love to be entered into the drawing.

Guðrún said...

You nearly didn´t do it *LOL* My blog will also be two years old next month :) Congratulations on your blogoversary and please count me in, the "jelly roll" will be welcomed here.

lesthook said...

Congrats on 2 years! I haven't reached 2 months yet. Lovely fabrics! I( use a lot of strips too!

anne bebbington said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary - What a nice idea - a personalised jelly roll - as nice as they are in the shops they always seem a bit prescribed to me, most probably because they come from a matching fabric range - yours looks much more fun. I do hope you can get your shoulder back to normal again, my mum commented this week that I must be better as I was sewing again - I haven't felt like it for months - but how much more distressing to want to sew and not physically feeling able to - sending you good wishes and vibes for a speedy improvement (((hugs)))

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love scrappy best too! Please add me to the drawing.

Robin said...

Love all the different fabrics. I should be doing the exact same thing, cutting up my stash in to jelly rolls. Congratulations on 2 years of bloggin. Keep up the good work.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging! I love your jelly roll. Scrappy is my favorite kind of quilt, too. Please add my name to the drawing.

katelnorth said...

who could resist? please throw my name into the hat :)

congrats on the blogversary

Andee said...

Count me in..happy blogiversary!

heather said...

OOOOOOH! Pick me! Pick me!

Happy Anniversary.

Bunny said...

Looks like a beautiufl generous gift and I would love to win it.
Hope your shoulder feels better soon so you can get back to sewing.
Congratulations on two years blogging.

Robin C said...

what pretty fabric colors. Looks like a box of crayons.

Congrats on 2 years of blogging.

Robin in VA

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on your 2-year blogiversary!

Rachel said...

Gosh, it must have hurt to cut into that jelly roll. I know I felt pain when I cut mine. Ouch!

Happy Blogaversary, Andrea. What a nice giveaway. I'm a regular lurker - I would love to be entered!

Have a lovely week! ☺

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I love scrap quilts and that's mostly what I make so I would love this collection. I like your selections better that the "put together" ones from the quilt shops.

Ali Honey said...

It would be uneconomical to post fabric to the other side of the world, so don't count me in, but I will comment anyway.
The colours are lovely and when I enlarged it and inspected everyone there was not one fabric I have in my own stash - it always astounds me just how much wonderful variety there is for us all to choose from. We will never get tired of looking at, touching, buying,and sewing beautiful fabric! Happy Blogaversary!

SandyQuilts said...

Oh my Oh my you cut into a jelly roll .... I haven't found the nerve yet. LOL

Happy 2nd Blogaversary ... please throw me into the pot. Thanks

Joyce said...

You are a quilter after my own heart. I agree the more the merrier. I'd love to win this prize!

Quilting_Basket_Case said...

Love the fabrics. Your blog is great--I discovered it a while back and enjoy lurking occasionally. I am a a teacher who is now out of school for the summer--I'm planning sewing time for tomorrow and even tonight perhaps. Would love to win your jelly roll--the fabrics are beautiful.

My blog is VERY brief--hope to do more with it soon.

Hope your shoulder is better soon--I'm sure you're very frustrated since you cannot quilt right now.

Danetta said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I love seeing what you make and subscribe to you via Google Reader. I have way to much going on for another project to enter my house right now so please don't enter me in your giveaway. Just keep making us smile with your blog!

simplestitches said...

Ohhhhhh.....Happy Blogaversay!

I just love your sense of bunging everything in...and it works....how do you do that? (never works for me!I have to think too much.)

Hope your shoulder is feeling a bit better.
cheers Julz

Michelle said...

Congrats on your 2nd Anniversary
Ooohh! Yummy! Count me in
I also subscribe to your blog through google reader even though I am a lurker too!

Gene Black said...

Oh, I forgot to say... Good for you going into the Jelly Roll. It will be a bit easier to cut into the next one.

I can't wait to se ewhat you made.

quiltmom said...

Someone else's scraps are always more interesting that what is in your own scrap bag. What a fun giveaway Andrea- Who ever wins it will be one lucky winner-
I hope that you get lots of traffic to your blog..Congratulations on completing two years of blogging.
Regards,
Anna

Quilter Kathy said...

YIppee....a scrappy strip collection!
Sounds fantastic!
Congratulations on your blogiversary!

May Britt said...

Happy bloggiversary. It is always so nice to visit your blog. Your fabric giveaway is soo delicious, love those fabrics you have put together.

Sandy said...

What a yummy looking jelly roll. Congrats on your 2 year Blogversary.

skeeler@hughes.net

Hedgehog said...

Congratulations on two years! Love the idea of making your own jelly roll!

Narelle said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging!
Oh I could have sooo much fun with all those beautiful strips. I have a pattern I'm itching to do with strips.

Jude said...

Goodness me, look what happens when I go away for a week!!! Nearly missed this fantastic giveaway. Congratulations on 2 years.
Love your work as you know.
Jude
cariad@hotmail.co.uk

Laura Jane said...

What a great idea!!!!

Happy 2 year blogiversary, and I hope the shoulder mends soon.

I subscribe to you via Bloglines and I'm always delighted to see what you're up to.

Quilt on!

quiltingcraft said...

Congrats on 2yrs, I look forward to more. The strips are lovely, lucky you for getting lovely fabrics in your stash.

louisesews said...

Happy blog-birthday! I'm a lurker but I do follow your doings via Google Reader, and am always excited to see what you're up to.

What a great idea for a giveaway! And such lovely fabrics. Hope the shoulder gets better soon.
Lou
x

Sally said...

I love strippy quilts so these would be perfect and they all look lovely. Happy 2 years blogging.

A Time for Stitching said...

What a fantastic idea for a giveaway. Well done on 2 years of blogging. Please count me in. Hope you are well soon and back to quilting. Teresa

Belvie said...

Sorry to hear you are having issues with that shoulder. Hope that gets better quickly!

I love your selection of fabrics there. I think you have wonderful taste in fabrics because I've liked every one of the scrappy quilts you've shown on your blog. Congrats on 2 years of blogging!

The Calico Cat said...

Awesome idea!

Anya said...

What a wonderful giveaway and congratulations on your 2 years. Thank you for the chance.

Angela - patch said...

Congratulation on your 2 year blogversary from Spain! The fabrics are lovely

STEPHANIE. said...

oh i love these colors! my email is fever.overjoyed@gmail.com. I need to start a new quilt! this would be perfect! :)

tich said...

You are a really bad influence on me!! I looked at your jelly rolls and went and got some too, despite having a touch of tennis elbow.Fortunately it has not, so far, stopped me sewing!! (Can sympathise with the trapped nerve - ouch!) The materials are beautiful. Please add me to the draw. June 2nd was my Mum's and Mother-in-law's birthday. Hope this is a lucky sign.
tich

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! Great giveaway! I can sympathise with the shoulder pain....my physio and I are best buddies now - I spend so much time there! LOL.....

LC said...

I love those fabrics too, and have really enjoyed your posts! Thank you for them, and do enter my name.

blessings, Elsie

Pam said...

That is a great idea for a give away. It looks like a very pretty collection of fabric - and a good reflection of you :))

How is the hexagon quilt doing?

Happy Quilting - congrats on your blogversary!

mamaspark said...

I love the peek!Thanks for sharing! Please consider me for your giveaway!!

Shawn said...

Great idea! I'll have to keep that in mind when I have a giveaway. Hope your arm starts feeling better soon :)

Floss said...

Congratulations on 2 years. what a wonderful idea for a prize. Sign me up

Sungurl said...

What a beautiful collection of fabrics! How fun....I'd sooo love to win.....
Congrats on your site....have you bookmarked...enjoy my visits greatly!
sunrunnercreationsATgmail.com

vtquilter said...

Congrats on 2 years. Here's to many more! You are a great inspiration and I love seeing what you have been working on. Hope you have a speedy recovery so you can get back to quilting. I'd love to be entered into the fabric contest.

Anne Ida said...

A very happy second bloggiversary to you, Andrea! I love reading your blog, so please keep it up! And I'd love a peek into your stash *lol*

Hugs and stitches

Carolyn said...

Happy two year anniversary! I'd love to be in on your drawing. I have a few 2" strips that could use some new friends! :o)

maria said...

Two years, Wow!
Those fabrics are like a colourful keyboard.

Lady of the Cloth said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday! What a great prize, we'll see how my luck goes and then go buy a lottery ticket. Well, probably not, but I'd love to be in your drawing.
Carline

carole ann said...

How exciting for you, 2 years great, I've only just started and still learning and working on it.
I love the range of colors, what a great idea making your own jelly roll. I've been lurking and admire your work.
carole ann

Kerry said...

What lovely fabrics you are sharing with us. Happy Blogaversary! I'm at half that mark and having one too, if you would like to pop on by!

meggie said...

Oh my word! I am late to this wonderful party, but never mind. I bring a bottle of nice white NZ wine, & some cupcakes.
Your fabrics are wonderful!!

Your quilts are also wonderful & your sense of colour is perfect.

Screen Door said...

I would love to win!!! Congrats on the anniversary. Looks like a purse in the making!

CARMEN said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday.

¡¡¡FELICIDADES!!!

I read your blog every week because I love your work.

I don not have a blog.

Carmen
(Tenerife-España)

Linda said...

Congratulations on the two years, such a lovely array of fabrics.

Mary Burn said...

Congratulatons on your 2 years of blogging. I am sure the time has gone by very fast. I love the jelly roll concept and would like to be included in your giveaway.

mburn@comporium.net

Rose Marie said...

Wow ... 2 yrs. already? Where has the time gone? I've enjoyed your posts and your lovely quilts! Count me in your draw. :o)

L. Gray said...

How generous of you to share some of your favorites in your stash with a lucky winner with your custom jelly roll. I just bought a great pattern book for jelly rolls and have a newfound adoration for 2.5 inch strips! Oh the paisleys and florals and the other lovelies too...thanks for entering me for a chance to win these beauties.
--Lisa

Christine said...

I loooove scrap quilts and how wonderful all the fabrics look togehter, congratualtions on your 2nd birthday from Australia

Riikka said...

Congratulations for your blog's
2. birthday. You have done lovely
things. I'm just a beginner quilter and love to read blogs.
Riikka

BJ said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary for your blog! Count me in on the lovely prize. I LOVE jelly rolls! It sounds like I could have some great fun!

Again, CONGRATULATIONS!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Andrea!

Vicki said...

I love scraps, yours are lovely! Congratulations on 2 yrs of blogging.

May Kristin said...

Happy 2 year blogiversary!
Sorry about your shoulder, hope it will get better! Take care!

Brenda said...

I love scraps, and I'd be happy to play with yours. Thanks for the chance! Happy anniversary and recover quickly!

Kim said...

Your fabrics are all gorgeous and i adore scraps.... Wishing you a hearty congratulations on your 2 years, and best wishes for many more!

Kim

~ Kim ~ said...

Happy Bloggerversary! Thanks for the chance to enter. Your quilts are wonderful and so professional. I've been wanting to make a cot quilt for ages but can't get around to cutting anything!

Chocolate Cat said...

Haven't cut into one of my jelly rolls yet!!! Too scary for me! What a great prize and how much fun to see into your stash! Congratulations on 2 years blogging!

sewkalico said...

Happy Blogoversary - feels like I've known you that long. Love your blog, so I don't care if you don't update it all that often because when you do they are great posts - so keep on blogging.

ps xxx's for P from J&T ;-D

Jean said...

These are so pretty and I love those paisleys too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristen said...

they are beautiful!!!

Nikki said...

Wow what a fabulous stash you've got! I'm quite envious as I like prints too. I've just started my first quilt top in 20 years and used a jelly roll of autumnal prints. Thanks for thinking of your blog readers!

Fiber Happy said...

I'm also a scrappy quilter and would love to win. Congratulations on 2 years! Feel free to contact me.

dawn.u said...

Happy birthday!

julieQ said...

Congratulations on your milestone! And thank you for your generous heart.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I am probably too late for the drawing but put my name in, please. I am a regular lurker!!! Haha! Lovely fabrics BTW.

Maria said...

gorgeous, I love jelly rolls. Congratulations for your 2 years.

Teresa said...

I am too late to get into the drawing, but just wanted to say I think that is a marvelous prize. I too love scrappy quilts!

Congrats to the winner and thank you for sharing your life and talents with us in the blogging world.

Helen in the UK said...

A belated congrats on your blogging anniversary. I've been having my own health issues, so am WAY behind on blogs!!