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Friday, 17 April 2015

Giveaway alert

Two more posts and I will reach 500, a milestone indeed. There have been some rocky roads to tread, some flower filled meadows and some plain grey tarmac along the way.
I have been happy, sad, royally peed off and bursting with joy. I imagine that most of us go through much the same at one time or another.
Along the way I have made many virtual friends and some real ones. I have learned much about myself and lots about crafting.
I have saved money by reading lots of frugal tips and recipes, I have also spent a fair bit buying the machines and materials that I use in my crafting.
I have had lots of support along the way and now it is just about time to pay it forward.

Because of horrendous postal charges this has to be a UK only giveaway.


This is the third time I have made this pattern, none of them have stayed with me. I have put most of my long hoarded favourite fabrics into this one, I firmly believe that a gift should be something that you would want yourself. This was on my frame to be basted but is just too big to quilt on it, it may well be the biggest quilt that I have made. I will let you know when I trim and measure.


This happy backing print has just about every colour that is on the front, so it had to be used.


Two rows of "organic" straight line quilting across the quilt, one each side of the row seams is plenty. I want this to be all about the colour.




I just have to make the binding, trim and finish it off. Once I have decided on which fabric to bind with. I like this print, flurry, and have almost decided on the turquoise. Again this is my favourite colour and I love the print.

If you want to be in the draw drop me a comment and I will be pulling a name out of something hattish on Wednesday next week. It is cotton fabric with a warm and white polyester wadding so will wash and spin almost dry, can be tumbled on low or line dried. I often give my own a second spin then hang on an airer indoors if it is wet, and on the line if good weather.

I have been busy in the garden, lots of plants have been potted on, more seed set and mountains of weeds either pulled or hoed. Cooking has been simple and mostly veg with pulses, fast food. 
My shopping was done yesterday and came to the grand total of £11: 27 and a big chunk of that was 8 tins of tomatoes, I had used the last of my stock on Wednesday.

Guess what, it is tea time, I could not spit a sixpence if I tried.

                 TTFN                                          Pam

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful work as always Pam.

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  2. Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog and I love the quilt :)

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  3. I love the quilt pam it is beautiful could i be in the draw please. Rose from Carmarthenshire.

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  4. Such lovely work Pam that rocky road and flower filled medows sounds familiar you must have been on the same route as me :-)

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  5. Wow, wow and double wow! You are really giving away a beautiful quilt ?! That must be the most fantastic giveaway in the whole of Blogland!
    I would love to be in the hat please.
    Sue

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  6. Looks a really lovely quilt! Whoever will receive this should be truly pleased with the hard work gone into this. I like the amazing amount of colours!

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  7. I would love this gorgeous display of your craftiness Pam,

    Ann

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  8. That quilt is beautiful Pam , I would love to be in with a chance of winning it , It would be nice to own one of your creations xxx

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  9. I have only stumbled across your blog fairly recently. from Sweet Blondie Blue Eyes What a great prize, I would love to be in the draw. We have just moved house and they have left us some turquoise curtains in the bedroom so it would be the perfect match. Kathy x

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  10. Well from someone who has just brought a sewing machine and the book 'Quilting for Dummies' and who has a mountain to learn about patchwork and quilting - I can only say please include me in your prize draw as being able to produce a quilt as special as the one above is a dream thank you xxx

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  11. How exciting, it is incredibly generous of you to offer such a gorgeous giveaway. Could you add my name to the draw please. Thank you.

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  12. The quilt is beautiful and I love the colours. As you said postage costs are horrendous. Forgive me for being a bit cheeky but could I be included in the giveaway and if I was to be so lucky to win the quilt I would pay the postage costs? Congratulations on your blog posts and thank you for your lovely blog xxx

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  13. I just left a comment but it disappeared when I clicked 'publish' ! so just in case you get two comments from me I'll just say may I be entered into the draw for the lovely quilt ?

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  14. What a fab giveaway and would love to be included,it is a skill I have never been able to master.Great shopping trip :)

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  15. Oh wow! It is gorgeous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  16. What a pretty quilt. The only crafting I can manage right now is crocheting a hot water bottle cover when I can't sleep in the middle of the night!

    I expect your garden is looking splendid. I have some "time off" today so will try and make progress in mine.

    The blogging world is lovely isn't it - some virtual friends have become very good personal friends down the years.

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  17. I tried to post a comment yesterday and it disappeared. Also there are no other comments which is unusual so I wonder if you are having trouble. Anyway, if my luck is in I would love to give this pretty quilt to my son who has just moved house. He would love it. Thanks Pam. Isn't this weather great - Spring is my favourite time.

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  18. I read your blog every day although I don't comment very often but your crafting and gardening never ceases to amaze me. I don't have the patience to lean how to quilt at the moment but I do appreciate the work that goes into each one. This latest one looks wonderful and would love to be includedinto the draw.
    Carolx

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  19. To one and all, thank you for your comments, I had to put comment moderation on a while ago as I started to get lots of spam, this means that when you enter a comment it will go to a page and wait for me to publish or otherwise. The draw will be on Wednesday and I will try to get somebody else to do it and publish the photo.

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  20. that is a beautiful quilt and a very generous giveaway, please can I enter,
    xx

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  21. I have made 6 quilts this year and have never managed to keep one for us. Your giveaway quilt is exactly the colours I would use if I manage to make and keep one!! Catriona

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  22. How exciting that you have reached such a great point in your blogging!!! Here's to many more years and blog posts!!! The quilt is stunning and an incredibly kind giveaway. I agree with your gift philosophy by the way! xx

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  23. That's such a pretty quilt! I'd like to be in the draw please. BTW, "spit a sixpence" - not an expression I've heard before

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  24. That is absolutely stunning Pam. Please don't include me in the draw; you have been more than generous to me and mine already. x

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  25. What a generous giveaway. I love the colours, they remind me of summer. May I be included in the giveaway please. I would be proud to lay it on my bed.

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  26. Hey Pam, I normallly don't enter giveaways, but for one of your quilts, I will! If I was lucky enough to be the winner, I'd use this quilt at work for my little Night Owls! They'd adore it. I can see them snuggled up in it on DVD Friday's. I can see the little group of beginner knitters sat with me in the sunshine on it! Good luck to all in the draw!

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  27. So colourful, it's lovely Pam!

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  28. Oh I so know those rocky road and flower filled meadows. I hope there are a lot more lovely meadows for you in the future. Absolutely beautiful quilt Pam, I won't enter the giveaway though as I have more quilts than I know what to do with, but good luck to everyone else :)

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  29. I would love to win this beautiful quilt. You are very generous.

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  30. What a lovely quilt Pam - really special. Beautiful work as usual.

    Pattypan

    x

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  31. I'm a firt time commenter, though long time reader of your blog and this giveaway had me chewing my nails as to whether to comment at last. Well, as you can see, the temptation to be entered in your draw, won out. It's a very generous giveaway and I would love to be entered :)

    Kat

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  32. My goodness who wouldn't want to give your beautiful quilt a home, love the colours you've used.

    Peg x

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  33. Hi Pam, I usually lurk, rather than comment but for this giveaway I will come out of the woodwork. I have a seven year old granddaughter who this quilt reminds me of. Bright and cheerful and lifts my spirits every day. Such a generous giveaway, fingers crossed. Lynda x

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  34. Could I enter your draw please. Love the colours - they are so bright and cheery

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  35. I would love to enter your very generous draw please, thanks for the opportunity x

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  36. May I be entered into the draw please - I have commented on another post just in case I end up in twice lol! Diolch xx

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  37. Could my name go into the hat for the draw please, Pam? Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous and I know I will never manage to make one for myself. I love all the colours you have chosen :)

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  38. Hi Pam, Please could I be entered into the draw? Your quilts inspire me to get up and make something lovely x

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  39. Absolutely beautiful, and since I can't sew and make one myself, I'd love to be in the draw please.

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