Sunday, 23 May 2010

It's time . . . .

. . . . for a little giveaway. It is 3 years since I started my blog and now I couldn't imagine life without it. I have had so much fun and met some lovely people. You all know the feeling I'm sure. So now it's time to give a little back. I don't always have time to answer every comment but each and every one are much appreciated and that goes for those who pop in and read what I've been up to but don't have time to comment. Personally I read tons of blogs and honestly couldn't comment every time.

Anyway like a lot of you I am trying to stash bust and I'm doing okay ( apart from my little blip last week but we won't talk about that - lol ! ) But I have been buying books. I've bought Jennifer Chiaverini's The Lost Quilter - Kaffe Fassetts Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts and this one



What a lovely book. Obviously it appeals to me ( my blog name is a bit of a clue ) as I am Welsh and I make quilts - lol ! In fact I loved it so much I bought another one for my blog-birthday. It has lots of history and pictures of Welsh quilts and also contains instructions for making your own Welsh-style quilt. One of these in particular caught my eye. A very simple design which when quilted in the Welsh style looks gorgeous. There are many quilting designs and motifs in this book. So part 2 of my giveaway is this quilt top






made by me this weekend and just ready for some lovely quilting. I plan to make another for myself and love the idea that there will be two of these in the world made by yours truly. It measures 24 inches square and is yours for the taking. A Welsh quilt of your own ! This is a typical example - very simple piecing but then brought to life with beautiful hand-quilting.


So if you would like to win both the book and the quilt top you know what to do. Leave me a comment and I will pick a random number a week from now - Sunday 30th May - 8pm UK time.

A couple of things - if you are set as no-reply ( I get lots of lovely comments I am unable to respond to ) could you include your email address in the comment. And I would prefer this to go to one of my regular readers so please don't advertise this on your blog.


Good luck XXX

56 comments:

Teresa said...

I love that book Andrea, and am priviledged to count Clare as a friend of mine - we're in the same quilt group. I will point her at your post, I'm sure she's be thrilled to see your top

miniaturequilter said...

Andrea,
I would be very happy to give your mini and book a home!!!

claudia said...

I love that quilt top!
I would also love to call one my own, so please, put me in for the drawing. It would be an honor!
c_l_warren@comcast.net

Michelle said...

Looks like a great book, would love to win the mini quilt too! ;oD

sewkalico said...

3 years!! And a great 3 years they have been. I very much enjoy your blog and you constantly inspire me and you make me put many things on my 'to do' list that I would not have thought of! Keep on blogging!!

Rachel said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Andrea. What a beautiful quilt top - and what a lovely giveaway!

lesthook said...

Happy blogaversary! That looks like a good book and I do love the quilt top!

esquiltingpassion said...

I would love a chance to win your favorite book and mini quilt. I would give both a good home.
Elaine

Carolyn said...

Count me in Andrea! You know I love your quilts...

wonderwoman said...

congrats on your blogoversary - the book looks lovely and the quilt is just gorgeous - i will keep everything crossed!!!!

Brenda said...

How lovely. I would certainly love to in your quilt top and the book. How very generous of you. Thank you for doing this for us.

Gene Black said...

Congratulations on 3 years! I certainly enjoy your blog. I always read it although I don't always comment.

Please do not count me in the giveaway. The quilt top is lovely but I really need to use up some of my own stash.

May you blog for at least 30 more years! Peace to you

Sheila's Template Tests said...

Happy Blogiversary, Andrea. What a great giveaway. I've been collecting Welsh quilting ideas for a while, and making one is on my bucket list.

Gail said...

I always look forward to your blog and seeing what you've been up to. Would love to own a piece of yours as you always do such fine work! May you have many more blog birthdays!

Ali Honey said...

Dear Andrea,
Congratulations on giving all of us 3 happy years reading your blog. Long may it continue.
The sentiments expressed in your first paragraph are mine exactly.
It always staggers me how suddenly when someone has a give away the number of comments they get expands exponentially.
Please just keep on writing and I'll keep on reading. ( NZ is too far away to send books, so give it to someone closer to you. )

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on your 3 year blog birthday.........I never thought we would last this long when I started............

Kerry said...

congratulations on reaching 3 wonderful years in blogland! Time flies when you are having fun!

Mama Spark said...

Well, aren't you just the sweetest? Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win your wonderful book and the quilt.

quilterfaye said...

HI Andrea, Love to be included in the draw. Have just finished reading an article on Wool quilts of Wales. My husband went to school in Wales years ago,so always has a special place in his heart for Wales.
Thanks for having the draw and congrtulations on your anniversary.

Rhonda said...

Andrea, I think we started blogging about the same time and your are so right....what would we do without our blogs.
I'd love to be included in the give-away!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Happy Blogoversary to you!
Happy Blogoversary to you!
Happy Blogoversary Dear Andrreeeaaaa!!!!
Happy Blogoversary to you!

Do you get a cake? *LOL*

What an amazingly generous present you are giving...I love Welsh quilts, that book would be a fabulous addition to the stitchy bookcase and your quilt top is...stunning.

Looking forward to many more years of reading your blog and being inspired by your beautiful work.

Hugs

Angela - patch said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a great giveaway.

Lynne said...

Hi Andrea - I certainly shouldn't win the book as I'm only new to your bloghaving tripped over it in someone else's bloglist. It caught my eye because I am compiling a bloglist on my blog of UK quiltbloggers and have added you to it. My husband is Welsh and my very earliest quilt was a Welsh quilt which went horribly wrong and I entered into Natalia Bonner's ugly quilt contest although the original was a beauty! So don't put me in the for the book because it wouldn't be fair on your longer standing readers but I will be following you from now on!

Kathie said...

I own the book already Andrea but I would love to win your quilt top! What an honor it would be to include it on my wall of little quilts I am working on.
Thank you.
will have to pull the book out today and give it a look again
thanks
Kathie

shequilts said...

Please count me in, both book and quilt top look lovely. Congratulations on your blogiversary. :)

katequilts@yahoo.com.au

Narelle said...

Yours was one of the first blogs I added to my favourites before I even knew about bloglines.
Has it really been 3 years?
I would love a chance to win your lovely prizes.

Joyce said...

I'd love to win that book. Please count me in.

tich said...

Oh a Welsh quilt would be lovely in Orkney! Just think of the over the border relationship, joining hands(and blocks) sewing friendships (and stitches!) Ever get the idea I would like to win? What a lovely Giveaway! Thanks!

Roseanne said...

Happy blogaversary...I would love to win your welsh quilt and your book. I have got so many lovely blogger friends through blogging and you are one.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Looks like a great book and an beautiful quilt top.

Winona said...

Andrea, your quilt top is lovely. Anyone would be proud to own this. The book looks really interesting. So, of course, enter me.LOL Happy 3rd blog anniversary Winona

vtquilter said...

Ohhhh, that would look lovely over the pond in the US! That book looks good, if I don't win I may have to order it!

black bear cabin said...

Happy 3 years!!! I absolutely love blogging too...i have made so many friends and learned soooo many things...i dont think i could live without it now :)
I would love to be entered into your giveaway...the book looks wonderful, as does the quilt top! sign me up please ;)
happy quilting!

Andee said...

I love a giveaway! Gorgeous quilt!

Becky said...

I would love this book and/or the quilt top.
Becky

A Time for Stitching said...

Congratulations on 3 years!! That really is a marvellous acheivement. Your giveaway is very generous too! Being Welsh myself, I'd love to have a book about making Welsh quilts - maybe I could even get one finished - but there'd be no hurry because, if I won, I'd have your fabulous quilt top too!!
Teresa x

Robin C said...

what a pretty quilt. The book looks very interesting. Supposedly my hubby is Welsh. Not sure but this could be a sign.

Robin in Virginia

mia said...

Hi I was just browsing looking for a site that had examples of welsh quilting patterns. Since I almost certainly won't be lucky enough to win that interesting looking book I'm off now to look for a site where I can buy it.
I loved your mariners compass quilt by the way.
Kind regards
Mair

mia said...

I was browsing looking for a site that had examples of quilting patterns typical of welsh quilting. If I'm not lucky enough to win that lovely looking book I'll be off to buy one. I hadn't seen your blog before, I think your mariners compass it's really lovely.
Kind regards
Mair

Floss said...

Looks like a great book, please include me in the draw.
I have enjoyed reading your blog for almost as long as you have been posting it.Keep up the blogging :)

Linda said...

Oh I have this book!! I bought it as soon as I returned to the states from Wales. We were there on vacation. (Hubby and I are both part Welsh) I enjoy your blog very much. I haven't made anything from the book yet. I will someday. Maybe even soon now that I'll seen your quilt. :-)

anne bebbington said...

Three years - well done Andrea - the book and the top are lovely

Meggie said...

Here is hoping...
I cannot be greedy, however, because I won something lovely, once before.
Love your blogXX

Maria said...

long time writing in the blog. first of all congratulation for those years, and yes I'd like to win both the book and the quilt, seeing that you're also a Kaffe fasset lover I'm sure the book is fantastic.
thanks a lot and continue blogging.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh pick me pick me!! I took this book out of the library once and just loved it. It is wonderful and has so many wonderful quilting designs. Congrats on 3 years! :o)

Wendy said...

Oh my, I would love to win your little quilt and the book. Please put me in your drawing. I love coming here and seeing what you are up to. May the next 3 yrs be filled with fun and lots of quilts.

Penny from S.C. said...

I love a free book - and the quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the chance - I really enjoy your blog

Meredith said...

That book is on my wish list and has been. I have been being good. I would live to hand quilt your quilt. It would be neat to have a photo of each of them finished and see what each quilter chose as far as desings. I am thinking of what designs I would choose for it.

Oops-Lah said...

Fantastic give away! Can I put my name into the hat as well? Thanks a million. Cheers Vreni

J. said...

Love to win such a beautifull block.
Like your blog.
Greetings from Holland.
Janny Schoneveld.

VerĂ³nica Donoso said...

Ty for it !!Its very beautiful !!´
Put me please in your list for thr drawing .Hugs from Chile , Vero

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I have always admired welsh quilts - from the little I"ve seen! I dream of being able to quilt like that! I try, but it never looks that good! I"m in for the drawing!

Linda said...

Beautiful! Love your blog!

Linda in Oklahoma

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Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!
What a great idea to have 2 quilts in the world that are the same!

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Happy blog anniversary Andrea. You have chosen some great gifts for your give-away.