Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First Ever Giveaway!!

Hey guys!

Last you heard of me I was fighting with my machine, which was making unhappy noises and munching on fabric... Well, we established a truce. I cleaned her out again, spending lots of time getting into all the little nooks and crannies with my tiny brush. Then I switch out the needle and rethreaded her once again and even switched bobbins (hey, you never know!). Now it seems we are back on track. And to celebrate, I got SO MUCH DONE this weekend.

A couple of things I can't show you. I want them to be a surprise for the recipients!

But I did replace the fabric that wasn't big enough for my Swoon. I think I like these even better:

Kona cottons for elephant swoon

I had planned on using a very pale blue and a darker purple- the same one from my Hounds tooth quilt, in fact. But my elephants are so happy and bright, I decided I needed something better! I'd tell you the names of the colors if I could remember. How have I forgotten already? Oops...

Then I cut some little elephants... haven't started the blocks yet, but they're so cute!

daiwabo elephants orange and green

 I really can't wait to get back to my Swoon. I finished all my major commitments except the wedding quilt, but that's all basted and ready for quilting so I am feeling pretty good about it. I think I can allow myself so Swoon time :)

And finally, I learned to make little fabric baskets!!

nesting fabric baskets chevrons

Aren't they awesome??

nesting fabric baskets chevrons

The bigger one has a 4" base with 2.5" sides. The smaller one is the same height, but with a 3" base. I love them! I want to make about 50 more...

nesting fabric baskets chevrons

I used some scraps of chevron fabric I had hiding in my stash... I cleaned and organized my sewing room yesterday and was amazed by all the treasures I found! Definitely need to pay more attention to the things I already have.


So how would you like to win these cute little nesting baskets + some scraps of cute animal themed fabric? I am now up to 46 followers on Bloglovin' and I want to say thank you guys fr being so awesome!! :)

cute animal fabric scraps

I might add a couple more cute animals to this pile. Maybe even a scrap of my precious elephants! ;)

All you have to do to enter is leave one comment on this post. I'll choose a winner this Sunday, August 11th. I'd be happy to ship internationally, too!

I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced and Sew Cute Tuesday at better off thread... :)

23 comments:

  1. Yippeee! Nothing like a good "new blogger" giveaway- those are the only ones I ever win ;)

    I think I'm at about 20 followers so you're doing great with your 46!

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  2. I know how addictive these baskets can be, I keep making more and more containers. They make great gift baskets. And congratulations on all the followers.

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  3. Those baskets are so cute! Love!

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  4. So cute! I need to figure out how to make those baskets. I've loved seeing these in IG!

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  5. I would love to win! Your scraps are lovely!

    Spolgar89 at gmail dot com

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  6. I'll enter! I don't have a lot of followers either, super exciting to watch the little number grow, slowly but surely!

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  7. Your baskets are so cute! Congrats on 46 followers! :)

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  8. What darling baskets! I want to try those someday, just not there yet - yours look awesome!

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  9. Such cute scraps! Aww those turtles ;) And dang I love those baskets. Hope to see more of your swoon blocks soon!

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  10. Your baskets look great and the fabrics are wonderful - I'm surprised you can part with those cute animal prints! Thank you for hosting this giveaway :)

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  11. New follower here (I dont do bloglovin' but I am following via Google Friend Connect). Found you at Lee's WIP. LOVE the animal prints!!

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  12. Love the little baskets! I made a "pile" a year or so ago and my sons find them great to use do drop keys and change into on their way in and out the door! Mine tho are not such pretty fabric!

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  13. super cute baskets! I just bought some of that fox fabric and I'm obsessed :)

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  14. Just found your blog through the link up with WIP Freshly Pieced. I can't wait to see your swoon with the cute elephants.

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  15. What a great giveaway! Those baskets definitely made me want to make a few of my own :)

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  16. Such cute baskets!! And lovely animal scraps-I'd put them to good use in a quilt for Ronald McDonald house :-)

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  17. Those fabric baskets are gorgeous!! If I don't win those baskets, I will definitely be making my own. :)

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  18. I love what you did with the chevrons! And who cannot use a basket for their sewing room?? I could definitely feel my creative juices flowing after seeing your animal fabrics…thank you for your great inspiration!

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm really loving your swoon blocks. Fabric baskets are great to have. I've got one from a swap and really need to make more for myself.

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  20. Such cute baskets! Is there a pattern you followed? I bet they are quite useful for scraps and accessories!

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  21. I keep meaning to make baskets for my sewing room...goodness knows I could use 'em! And those are some lovely scraps! ♥♥ Thanks for the giveaway~

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  22. Adorable animal prints-those foxes are too cute! Looks like a great giveaway! Found you thru Crazy Mom Quilts.

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  23. They are really cute! Thanks for hosting a giveaway :) The animals are all adorable and would be great for a fussy cut hexagon!!

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