Thursday, July 3, 2014

Giveaway Winner, Another Giveaway, A Quilt Finish and Thankful Thursday # 13

Hi Quilting Friends!

And the Winner Is........

Natalie F

and she said:


So Natalie F. I need you to contact me asap! I have tried to find an email address for you but can't. Email me! flquiltershell (at) gmail (dot) com
I need your mailing address so I can send you your goodies!

Please don't be sad if you didn't win. Please Read all the way down to the end of this post! ;)

Welcome to Thankful Thursday 




Today I am Thankful for some "down time". I know your thinking What? I have been very busy this spring and summer with birds, garden, grass ect. ect....
Well at the beginning of the week it started out o.k. but then the weather turned really hot. So...... I have taken a break from being outside this week. But in my "down time" I did get to sew! Yeah for sewing!
Which brings us to.

I have finished the second scrap quilt to give to the youngest little boy of the foster children my sister in law and brother in law have.
He asked me when I gave his big brother his quilt if he would get one. I told him of course! Then he wanted to know if it would be just like his brothers. I said well not exactly but very close.


I still did this quilt with the scraps and in the jelly roll race style.


Please forgive the strings and lint I was finishing it this afternoon and it took me a little longer than I thought and I wanted to get this post written.




I had to piece the back. I really don't know why. I had the same amount of fabric that I did for the other quilt .(3 yards) The only thing different is the fabric was in two different cuts a one yard cut and a 2 yard cut. I kind of like it pieced.


Here is the pillowcase that goes with this one. 

So now I guess you really want to know if I really am giving away another set of scraps, thread and needles?! Well yeah I am!! Here they are:



This time the thread is blue but hey I like it.


See how cool this is!!! I am kinda jealous I don't get to keep the blue one. 
Don't forget if you don't win you can get a deal on a spool of this NiteLite at Superior Threads right HERE

Don't forget if you buy the NiteLite thread you need to use the Needles 90-14 

So for this Giveaway if you win you will get:
a box of fabric scraps
1 small spool NiteLite thread
3 Topstitch 90/14 needles

Here are the rules:

First you must be a follower of my blog. (Don't worry if your not a follower you can become one right now! Welcome! :) 

This is open to Continental U.S. Residents only. Sorry Alaska, Hawaii and over seas guests. (shipping cost are horribly high)   

This Giveaway will run for one week. From July 3 - July 10 
I will pick a winner on the 10th

Now how to enter:

Leave a comment on this post and tell me,
How you follow my blog. (i.e. Google+, Feedly, Bloglovin, Feedspot, ect.)
and tell me what you think you might do with your scaps and thread if you win. (don't worry I won't hold ya to what ever you write here LOL)

Please ONLY comment one time. (I do this the old school way of drawing a name) Hey...I'm being optimistic that a lot of people read my blog. A girl can hope...right?!  

If you forget something you wanted to say or you have a question just shoot me an email. flquiltershell (at) gmail (dot) com

Before I leave I just wanted to let you see a little of what I plan to work on.


First I am going to "try" to make myself a dress. Um.....most of you know I don't garment sew! Ever! But Laura over at Sewing Mom Podcast talks about all the clothes she makes for herself and her kids and now even her grandchild. So my mom (who started out garment sewing) before she started quilting (then got me into quilting) helped me pick all this out! She says you can do it. We shall see!

But before I do that I need to do this:


This is a panel that I plan on cutting up and make a quilt for my niece who is due to have her second child (not sure gender) in October.


Also something Laura talked about on her podcast...um I can't remember what episode (Sorry Laura) Organizing my patterns and storing them. I have started buying a lot of PDF downloads. I'm a "I can't wait" kinda gal! So I needed to take them out of the drawer I was putting them in and get them put together so I could not only find them but use them!   


They even fit perfect in the box I already had some of my patterns in.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.

Linking up with:

Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Show off Saturday @ Sew Can She
Giveaway Roundup @ Missouri Mel
Design Wall Monday @ Patchwork Times
Anything Goes Monday's @ Red Delicious Life (guest post for Stitch By Stitch)
Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story
Sew and Tell Tuesday @ I Have To Say
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion By The River
Work In Progress Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts



I hope you have a great 4th of July holiday!


Hugs and best stitches to you,

a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

44 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle! I follow your blog with bloglovin. With 6 grandsons, I will be making something for one or more of them. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. I follow with GFC and I would love to make a scrappy quilt for my nephew! Yours would be perfect! Have a happy 4th!!

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  3. Follow on bloglovin', make a scrap quilt, use thread in Halloween quilt.
    24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  4. I follow on Bloglovin. I would make a scrappy kid's charity quilt for the kids chemo unit where I donate.

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  5. I follow on Bloglovin. I would make a scrap quilt for our fall bazaar.

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  6. I just found your blog and I did sign up to follow it via email. It looks like some of the fabrics will be good for an I Spy quilt. I was planning on making one for my great nephew, so this giveaway will be perfect! The glow in the dark thread is awesome. Maybe I could use it to stitch his name and something special into the border of the quilt. He would get a kick out of that. :)

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  7. I'm excited I won but not sure how to contact you? My email is bluefin711 at yahoo.com

    THANK YOU!!!

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  8. I follow on bloglovin. I would make something for my son; not sure what, though! Maybe a reading cushion. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

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  9. I am a new follower on Newsblur. Thanks for this great giveaway. I do a lot of small projects-wall hangings, pot holders, small totes, so scraps would be a great addition to my fabric stash.

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  10. What a great giveaway, I am doing so many projects right now. I have a dress that I am making and crocheting a little throw blanket, and I am trying to figure out the best way to do a quilt!

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    1. Welcome Ruth. Have you tried https://www.missouriquiltco.com/ they have a you tube channel as well and "most" of their quilts are fun, fast, and fairly simple. Welcome to the quilting world!

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  11. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender. I love scraps more than anything. I'd use the fabric in quilts I am sewing for my 3 grandsons!

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  12. I follow with bloglovin. I love that thread! The scraps and NiteLite thread would definitely be great for a kid's quilt. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  13. I follow you on google +, email. I have 2 grandsons who would love a play quilt to take to the back yard or on picnics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I follow through Bloglovin (Sandy Hardman) and I would use these scraps in a play mat for my nephew.

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  15. I follow through bloglovin and twitter. these would make great place mats or pillow covers
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  16. I follow through bloglovin and would love to use these scraps in a quilt for a special little boy. He is my friends son and cute as a button.

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  17. I follow you through GFC. I would most likely make a quilt…I love your beautiful scrap quilt, what a great idea.

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  18. Wow - another chance to win!? you are awesome! I really want to try that thread - I would love to make a scrappy quilt for my nephew! thanks!! I follow w/ bloglovn!

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  19. follow on bloglovin, i make scrap quilts and would use them for that., thanks

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  20. Following now with bloglovin. So glad you make the foster kids their own quilts, They will love them forever. I wish I had quilted when I did foster care, but wouldn't have had time. Thanks.

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    1. Cindy I'm sure you are right you would not have had time! The fact that you had foster kids is amazing to me. All foster parents are just wonderful people in my book, to open your home to children is a wonderful thing.

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  21. I follow you by bloglovin! I think I will probably make a scrap quilt for a cousin of mine that moved away. She's missing home a little and it would remind her we love her. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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    1. I'm sure your cousin will love it!

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  22. Hi there! I started following you via email. I love making scrap quilts and table toppers, so I guess that is what I would do if I won these scraps! Thank you for an opportunity to win! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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    1. Hi Kathy, I love scrap quilting too. (as you can tell)

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  23. I follow with bloglovin, I would make a little something for my son, he always complains that everything is for his sister, so I think he would like the glow in the dark thread. I like your dress colors and pattern, it will turn out great.
    grecomara at gmail dot com

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  24. I'm a Bloglovin follower. I would love to have more scraps for string quilts.

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    1. String quilting is wonderful way to use scraps! Fun too. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  25. Already following you on Bloglovin.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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    1. Forgot to say what I would use this for-I am making mug rugs for senior centers for my Yahoo group, World of Charity Stitching. I know I could use this to make several.
      Thanks,
      Peggy
      peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  26. That is such an adorable quilt for your sister-in-law's fosterling. I think the crowning touch was making a pillowcase to go with it. I never would have thought of that (and need to remember it). Thanks so much for linking up for Anything Goes Monday.

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  27. Hi!!!! Beautiful quilt for a little guy!!!!! I follow on GFC!!!! Great give away!!!!! Thank You

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  28. Hi! I would like to make a real scrappy quilt and am looking for scraps so this giveaway would be perfect for me. I am a new follower of yours on Bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity. kthurn@bektel.com

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    1. Welcome Karen! Scrap quilting is great and having a verity of scraps is even better.

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  29. I follow you via Bloglovin. I would make a scrappy quilt for my grandson and use the NiteLite thread for outlining or quilting. My grandson would love it!

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  30. Just put you on my Bloglovin list. I love scraps for paperpiecing. Also, I love the fabric you chose for your dress. And you CAN do it! I started out sewing clothes, quit that, why I don't know, probably because I'm no longer a perfect size 10 . . . . . and just started learning to quilt in 2012. And thanks for the storage tip!

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  31. My sister is pregnant, she's expecting a boy, I'm really happy, He's going to be named Julian, in my honor, proud aunt :) !!! So if I win this scraps, I would make bibs, quilts, totes, etc etc! Following via Bloglovin'

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    1. Awww how sweet for the baby to be named after you. Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for following.

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  33. Well it's good the second child got his quilt and it is a nice quilt. So many scrap quilts running through my mind, so many quilts to make, so little time. Those scraps if received, could wind up in charity quilts in the pipeline or family member quilts or both.

    I follow on Bloglovin.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Hi Michelle, I didn't miss the giveaway entry like I thought I did! I follow on Bloglogin' and Google plus. If I won't I'd either make something for my sons or for my grandson. Maybe something Minecraft-y? Thanks for another great giveaway!
    Love how you have organized your patterns. You are SO far ahead of me in getting organized.
    I'm thrilled you are going to try sewing a dress. I bet you'll find it easier than you thought and what fun to have your mom help :) The pattern you picked is adorable. That's going on my wishlist for sure!! I'll watch for McCalls patterns to go on sale. I can't wait to see the fabric you decide on!
    Laura

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    1. Glad you made it in Laura! Thanks for your kind words about the dress I hope I'll be able to figure it out. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  35. Ok, I follow with bloglovvin. I need to use that thread, I think it would be awesome for all the littles Christmas pillowcases.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

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