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Monday, March 26, 2012

Time for a Give-A-Way!

You all know I've been working hard on finishing some pieces of quilting that have, sadly, been UNfinished for a long time. A little cleaning and sorting has also been going on in my quilting room.

Here are three patterns that I've decided I'm not going to keep. They've all been taken out of their plastic packages and looked at a few times, but they've never been used.

The first is a winter scene of a lighthouse and lighthouse keeper's house. Really attractive and would make a lovely seasonal wall hanging for your home. Or a gorgeous lap quilt. The finished quilt is 39" x 50" . . . good sized.

The second is "Woodland Santa" by Debbie Mumm. It has the pattern for six woodland Christmas/winter scenes. The four scenes put together in a four-block quilt measure 32" x 24". The individual woodland scenes measure 13" x 17".

The third pattern is a winter country scene, barn in background, split rail fencing in foreground, entitled "Snow Scene," finished size is 15-1/2" x 17-1/2".

If you'd like to receive all three of these patterns (they all go together to one person), leave a comment on this post. Just to make things a little interesting, let us all know if you do most of your quilting during a certain part of the year, or do your fingers just have to handle fabric while your sewing machine zooms along no matter what day or month it is.


Carolyn Renee said...

Well, I have to admit that I have only made ONE quilt....and I think you know how well THAT one went!!! So I really couldn't tell you when I do most of my quilting as I DID ALL of it that one time, whenever I FOUND time!!

Although I know for a fact that I probably will kick myself if I end up winning these, I would like to try that second one (as it "looks" easier than the others). The other two I would pass on to my Mom who likes to do Christmas quilts.

And as a last thought, or plea....if these patterns are not for beginners, which I most definitely AM, Please, please, PLEASE Mama Pea, be honest with me and tell me if this pattern thing is too advanced for a really, really newbie quilter and I will gladly opt out!

Stephanie said...

I've never tried quilting, but it's always been on my "to do" list:)

Erin said...

I don't have nearly enough quilting under my belt to attempt these since I just finished my very first EASY appliqué quilt so leave me out of the drawing, but they are gorgeous patterns and will make someone very happy!

Lisa said...

I do my quilting, wierdly, mostly in the humid summer when I'm hiding from the heat in the basement. We don't have airconditioning so cool underground sewing room is the best.

Teresa said...

I like the warmth that fabric gives in fall and winter. Laying across my lap and keeping me warm.

Those are very nice patterns.

Lisa said...

Hi Mama Pea ~ All three patterns are just lovely. Are you sure you want to give them away?! I'm like Carolyn Renee and a total 'newbie' at quilting, but it is a craft I want to learn.

You asked about when we do our quilting.... hmmmm... I don't 'quilt' - yet - but now that my daughter has graduated home-school high school, (that's one less hat for me to wear!)...and I have my own workroom with my sewing machines set up and ready-at-all-times... I find I like to have some kind of project in-the-works. Lately it's been almost daily as it's therapeutic for me too. Thank you for considering your blog friends with your neat giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I am a lover of fabric--really into mushroom themed fabric and northwoods/camping fabric. We get winter here and one would think that's when I should be quilting--no when spring comes and I have a zillion other things to do and places to explore that's when I feel like quilting! JoAnn (a former Minnesotan)

Denise said...

I quilt whenever I find the time which lately hasnt been much but hopefully work will slow down a bit and I will get some sewing time in. I have been collecting fabrics though...cant seem to stop LOL.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Carolyn Renee - First off, your first quilt was a total success and you should be proud of it. Yes, the Debbie Mumm pattern would be a good one for you. Her patterns are almost all "easier" but with your mom's guidance I know you could do either of the landscape patterns if you wanted to. So your name is in the hate, Babe, and good luck!

Stephanie - When the time is right, you will give quilting a go, I know. AND be good at it!

Erin - Listen here, m'dear . . . your applique quilt was NOT an easy one and it turned out beautifully. With your gumption, you could do whatever quilting pattern you set your mind to. So there!

Lisa - Methinks you are one smart girl! Quilting and staying cool and comfy at the same time . . . sounds like my idea of a good time!

Teresa - Ha-ha! You're so right . . . hand-quilting a full-sized quilt that is spread across your lap in sweltering heat is not a very good idea!

Lisa - You are such an accomplished seamstress that quilting will prove to be a snap for you, I know. And having your sewing machines set up and ready is a HUGE plus! Gotta pull you over to the "dark side" of quilting! You'll be hooked for life!

JoAnn - Sounds like you're a warm weather gal who gets her energy from warm weather! Whenever it feels good is the "right" time to quilt!

Denise - WHAT is it about fabric that draws you to it like a siren? Can we ever have enough? (I may, but let's not go into that.) I hope you get more quilting time in soon!

Wendy said...

These patterns are just beautiful and will make beautiful quilted projects. The lighthouse would be my first project is I were to win these. So lovely!

I love to piece and make my tops in the summer months and quilt them in the winter months as it is so hot and humid here in the summer.

Thank you for the opportunity to win these lovely patterns.

Country Life said...

I love to quilt, made 11 for Christmas presents last year and I make lap blankets to donate to the state patrol (they give them to kids when needed) I have never visited this blog before, like it! :)

Deb said...

Mama Pea-yes, please enter me in the drawing. while i don't find time to quilt these days both my sister and my mother-in-law do and we could happily share these patterns!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Wendy - Your method of piecing in the hot months and quilting in the cool months is one we should all follow!

Kim - Thanks for the visit! Bless you for the quilts you make for kids in need.

Deb - All patterns need to be shared. I mean we all use most of them only once, right? Such a good idea.