Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Give-Away Day 1

Vicki Welsh has a great summer color give-away starting today, and has offered to let other blogs link to hers with their own give-aways.  So we're going to give it a whirl, with 5 days of  give-aways! 

After Sue's spring cleaning a few weeks ago, she had some batik scraps that she cut up into squares.  The give-away for today, Monday, June 8, is this group of 45 5-inch batik squares, along with 23 3-inch squares.  These are NOT charm packs - there are 2 squares of most fabrics, a few are singles, and the black print with colored rectangles has the most pieces. 
In addition, we will include a medium (5 x 2.5") butterfly thermofax screen to get you thinking about summer.

If you would like to be in the running to win this set of batik squares and thermofax screen, leave a comment telling us what your summer creative plans are - what new projects, techniques or classes are on your agenda?  The comments will remain open through Sunday, June 14 and a winner will be drawn on Monday, July 15.  US addresses only please.

Be sure to join in on Vicki's give-away, and check out the other link-ups too.  Come back every day this week for another chance to win!

34 comments:

  1. I'm finishing up a Kaffe Fassett quilt, then will start on some new adventures. Right now it looks like I'll start La Passacaglia and a flowering snowball quilt. Both are hand work which will be doable in South Carolina summer heat and humidity.

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  2. I am trying to improve my long arm quilting as I bought one in March and still stink. I am also working on a made fabric flowering snowball and lots of UFOs. Just love your fabric! I love hand painted fabric but do not want to make my own.

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    1. The batiks are commercial, but I do enjoy printing my own fabric with thermofax screens. Sounds like a busy summer!

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  3. I am taking a photography class and doing on on line class to learn some applique! thanks!

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  4. Taking a class at my local quilt shop! and finishing a quilt for my grandson.

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  5. Playing with some of the new Batik Tambal & Frond Design fabrics from Artistic Artifacts.

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  6. I'm working on a paper pieced quilt. I just learned how to do hexies and am planning a quilt with them.

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  7. My creative plans for this Summer is first to get all my arts & craft supplies gathered in one place so that I can use them! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  8. My creative plans are to continue working on quilts that need to be finished! I'm planning to organize my sewing space! I will also be busy in my veggie garden!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  9. Barn quilts for friends this summer. I have several started.

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  10. My plans for the summer is to get out of the hospital so I can get quilting. Going on 8 days
    Nqancy Hilderbrand
    gandn74@ymail.com

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    1. Hope you are home and feeling better soon!

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  11. This summer I am hoping to finish up a charity quilt and a quilt for my son. While on vacation I hope to make a few more hexi diamonds. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. My summer quilt list is very large. I will begin hosting 3 new QALs in July. Two are row quilts (spring and Americana) and the other is a medallon quilt. I also want to make a braided quilt for my niece and finish up some machine quilting as I am getting a brand new sit down long arm in today!

    I LOVE batiks. Please include me in your drawing.

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  13. NEAT!! I would love to win this... I am quitling all summer long and teaching 5 of my friends how to quilt!
    Love batiks...

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  14. My summer goal is to finish 4 (maybe it's 5) quilts. Some just need bindings; others need a lot more. My fun summer project is to get proficient at thermofax printing and monoprinting.

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    1. If you need info on thermofax printing, there are tutorials on the blog (see tutorials link at top of page) and there's a great new DVD Thermofax 101 by Lyric Kinard that we reviewed in our May 1 post. Have fun!

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  15. What fun! I need to make a bunch of Kanzashi flowers this summer... pins, hair bands and necklaces!

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  16. Learning how to quilt a queen size quilt on a sewing machine. Pretty batiks and butterfly. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  17. My first goal this summer is to get a new sewing room set up. We are re-locating from Florida to Michigan. The first new skill I want to work on is fabric painting. I have paint I can use, I think, and brushes, pens & pencils. I will look into making some stamps and then explore self made thermofax. I am hoping my sister and our two nieces will help with these projects.

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  18. Good friend is first time grandmother - so we are working on some thermofaxed (is that a word?) pillows and quilt for the baby, working on a quilt for my daughter, a musical neighbor and several others. I found a pattern that will "play well" with lots of different kinds of fabrics and so I am making a lot of these. I am also going to try out a Sweet16 quilter. I don't really like that part of the process, so I am trying to figure out how to make it more friendly for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win a screen and great fabric.

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  19. My quilting plan for the summer was to finish up a couple more UFOs, but I just started a new project last weekend using very old fabric scraps that my mother has been saving since we were children.

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  20. My machine has been in repairs for the last three weeks, so my plan is to finish up the 5 quilts tops that she refused to cooperate on.

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  21. I have an idea for a scrappy batik quilt that these squares would be perfect for. I'd like to really get this project going over the summer. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I am finishing up a dolphin stained glass wall hanging and then I'm going back to my wips.

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  23. My creative goal for the summer is to finish some long-ago started projects and get them to the recipients. So far, I'm keeping to it!! The two bigger ones down and three smaller to go. :)

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  24. On the creative side, I am going to learn paper piecing so I can have fun with it just like everyone else! On the boring side, I will be painting a guest bedroom. I do like to paint, so it won't be so bad!

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  25. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway, and for your gorgeous blog! I just got some fabric inks and I'm going to try using them with shaving cream to marble fabric. Then I'm going to do some stenciling on it and make an art quilt.

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  26. I found you through Vicki's blog. Those batiks look like a great addition to my collection. I plan to work on a few knitting projects. Maybe I'll get to cleaning up my sewing room so I can get back to quilting! I have a U.S. mailing address.

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  27. Batiks are a favourite of mine... In fact this summer my creative plans are to hand quilt my Dream Batik quilt for our master bedroom!!! It is the biggest quilt I have ever made and, if I may say so myself, it is gorgeous😉

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  28. My summer plans are to spend part of the time working on quilts for gifts and one for me (I've quilted for 40 years and never made myself one and it is time!). The rest of the summer will be spent working through Jane Dunnewold's book and learning all that I can.

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  29. I came across a sewing machine foot for making small flower motifs. I haven't had a change to try it out yet, due to a herniated disc giving me enough pain that I'm unable to sew at the moment. But hopefully soon I'll be back at it and play around with it.

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  30. I am doing a lot of freestyle weaving lately as well as spinning yarn. I also have at least two quilts in progress that I hope to finish this summer.

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  31. I really want to try Sun Printing this summer! I love the effects of using leaves etc from nature for this.

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