22 May 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway - Edited for winner

The Random Generator chose comment no 38.
True Random Number Generator  38
The winner is Emily and I will email you to get your mailing details. Thank you for all the lovely comments (When I did this with random generator - overseen by Lens Guy - I set it to 1 - 87 but somehow on the blog it has reverted back to 100. Can someone let me know how to fix this for a future time?)
How cute!!!
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I have been spending too much time looking at all the quilts in the Bloggers Quilt Festival and discovering so many fabulous blogs and inspirational quilts. If you do not know about this fab event you can drool at all the lovely quilts by going to Amy's blog and clicking on more than 500 submissions for the quilt festival... I found the Giveaway hosted by Sew Mama Sew and decided I should get involved as I have enjoyed looking at all the quilts and other items. I am linking to the Handmade Sewing and Craft Supplies - Willing to Ship Internationally to winner. You can find many more wonderful Giveaways at the Sew Mama blog.


I am addicted to these little bird pincushions and have made too many. I added some crocheted lace around the base of the pincushion and found some pretty ribbons and pins to go with it. All you need to do to be in with a chance of this giveaway is leave a comment and I will use random comment generator to select the winner after May 25th. I will email the winner by May 27th (you will need to have reply option available on your comment box.) 
For those of you who looked at the start of my first quilt in the post below I can say that I have now finished the quilt top. I deviated from the pattern as there were some scraps left from the jelly roll and I pieced these together with some of the grey from the border. Youngest daughter assisted with the photography but I think she needs some training as it is not perfectly straight...
I think the grey border makes it less rustic and helps tie the different Japanese Taupes together. She had to stand on top of the bed (perhaps why it's a little blurry) to get enough height. It is approximately 56 inches x 80 inches wide.

I think you can see the border here when it is draped over the door. Once pay day comes I can buy my walking foot and attempt to quilt this (once I basted it etc). I have been playing with the back too. For those of you who said I would not be able to stop once I started you are right. I have been trying out some Granny Squares from the tutorial here. I don't have a design wall but this sort of works...
 Thank you for dropping by - I don't use word verification as it drives me mad when I try and comment on blogs that have it. If you like the bird check out this link to Efemera ink's blog who kindly gave me the pattern in the first place. She has all kinds of crafty goodness on her site.

88 comments:

  1. that pincushion is very adorable!

    thanks for sharing. my email is supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  2. What a super cute pin cushion! Your quilts are wonderful! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  3. So cute, love the bird & crochet detail. Thanks for the opportunity!

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I have pincushion love right now, that bird is so cute. As a novice at sewing I have been trying simple pincushions recently to help get to grips with the sewing machine.Thank you for the giveaway.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  5. That pin cushion is darling, and your granny squares look great!

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  6. Pincushions are such a staple for hand sewing... I have several and love the variety. Yours is adorable. Thank you.

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  7. Cute - and lovely buttons too.

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  8. This pincushion is so adorable! I love the bird!

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  9. It's so sweet! Thank you for giving it away!

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  10. Lovely piecing! carrie. hare at gmail.com

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  11. Love the pincushion! I too love making and collecting pincushions. They are useful and a project that doesn't take too long. Thanks for the chance!

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  12. your pincushion is fab ... thanks for this chance

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  13. Great looking quilts--thanks for the link to the granny squares tutorial! The pincushion is so cute!

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  14. I made the same quilt top as my first using a jelly roll. I have not added the border yet. I love the pincushion, I am a pincushion fanatic and nuts about birds.

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  15. Super cute pincushion love it

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  16. Thank you for a chance to win. Your quilt looks lovely...and I want to try granny squares soon!

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  17. Your quilt looks wonderful! And what a super cute pincushion.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I am saving up for a walking foot! Cute quilts

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  19. Love the birdie pincushion! I have made a quilt using that pattern AND am working on some granny squares! I can tell you're already addicted!

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  20. Your bird pincushions is darling and I love your quilt.

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  21. I agree, the verification is a pain in my bird's nest. For your quilt, pick up some bent quilting pins (ask for them where you buy your walking foot) and use them for the basting. SOOO much faster.

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  22. What a cute pincushion! And I am loving your granny squares, especially the colours you've used. :)

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  23. What a sweet pincushion and a beautiful quilt!

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  24. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  25. I have never seen such a beautiful pincushion.
    anghhong(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. That's a lovely pincushion!

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  27. I love the little pincushion. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. Love The pincushion Thsnks for the simple entry

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  29. Adorable pincushion; I love birds. Thank you for the giveaway

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  30. Cute pincushion...thanks for the chance!

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  31. I am starting to become addicted to Pin Cushions and would love t win yours!!!! Thanks for the chance and yay no word verification! Much appreciated!! ;)

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  32. Your quilt top is lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win that sweet bird pincushion!

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  33. I love pincushions! There small size makes them perfect for making them into tiny works of art which this one def. is! I love birdies too!

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  34. Lovely pincushion,so cute.And never enough buttons and pins,thanks for the chance to win it.

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  35. I love your little bird!
    I'm hoping to start some granny squares soon too!

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  36. You do seem to be enjoying your quilting at the moment Sally, worry you missed the.last crop.

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  37. what a lovely little bird!

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  38. The birdie pincushion is lovely!
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  39. Love your handiwork. I want to make a granny square quilt this year.

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  40. cute! need a new pincushion

    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  41. It is so sweet, no wonder you keep making them!

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  42. lovely pincushion..i love the granny square blocks..i have so many teeny tiny scraps of fabric ..this pattern would be perfect :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  43. Cute pincushion--thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. just can't have too many pincushions!!! there's one on most every flat surface...

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  45. Love the bird pincushion! They would make adorable gifts for your friends.

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  46. You can never have too many pincushions! This one is just lovely :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. Such a sweet pin cushion. Thanks for participating in the SMS Giveaway Day!

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  48. Cute pincushion. I Never have enough. Thanks for the opportunity

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  49. Thanks for this opportunity! The pincushion is very cute.

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  50. I love your granny squares :) the pincushion is cute too..
    Thanks!

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  51. That is the sweetest little pincushion ever! I've been using the same, plain, ordinary tomato style one that I got a looong time ago, when I first started sewing. Boooooring!!

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  52. totally agree with you hate the word verification thing

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  53. Love pincushions- yours is so adorable!
    Thanks for the chance to win
    Margaret
    curetons5@verizon.net

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  54. thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Thank you for the giveaway! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  57. The pincushion is adorable, and I like your granny squares!

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  58. I love your little pin cushion ;)

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  59. Put a bird on it and I'm in! Your pincushion is adorable and I would keep on making them too if I had such talent! I like your quilt top and the pastel granny squares are sure to make a stunning quilt when they're done. Thank you!

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  60. your bird pincushion is adorable. no wonder you have made so many. i think your daughter did an ok job with photography. she will get it.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  61. How cute! :) I've never seen pincushions quite like that before, and I don't have one at the moment so I'd love to win this.

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  62. Love the pincushion and the granny squares. I really want to try these and have some lovely fabrics that would look fantastic but need to find the time to cut, sew and create without interruptions I think.

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  63. The bird pincushion is adorable!

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  64. Super super cute - I can see how you could become addicted to them.

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  65. My goodness, I love that pin cushion. heading to check out the pattern now! I'd love to win it, but maybe I'll make one!! Thanks for joining the fun of Giveaway Day(week)

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  66. Cute pincushion! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  68. I NEED a pincushion because I just started sewing!! THANK you for not using word verification, it is such a pain and really not necessary!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win this pincushion and for all the great links to quilts and craft sites. I plan to come back and check it all out after I finish entering the giveaways.

    Have a great day,
    Maureen

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  69. Aw - how pretty is this little pincushion! It makes me think of Stitch from Lilo and Stitch ;)

    Thank you for a great prize and the chance to win it.

    Marilize
    marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. What a cute little pincushion!

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  71. So cute! Thanks for entering me.

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  72. Very sweet. I love birds, and I love pincushions.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  73. Well even though I am bummed I didn't win, I wish Emily all the best and hopes she enjoys it. Thanks for offering it, maybe next time?

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