Friday, June 29, 2012

Anybody out there?

I've been terrible about posting on this blog and commenting on other blogs the last couple of months (or is it years?). Without going into details, let's just say my life is very, very crazy and I feel totally out of control on a regular basis.  But...I'm trying to focus and time manage and all the things that will make it better.

So it's with a bit of trepidation that I say, "I'm back".

Part of getting it all back together is sorting and clearing out some of the "stuff" I have around.
There will be a couple of giveaways in the next few weeks.

Up today:
Bright Scraps
Bright scraps from the making of my Rainbow Jane quilt.
These scraps weigh about a pound, which means it's around 3 yards worth of scraps.

How to enter:
1. Leave a comment over here telling me what you'd do with these little scraps for one entry.
2. Post about the giveaway on your blog, if you have one, then come back here and leave another comment telling me you did so, with a link to your post, for a second entry.

This is a quick giveaway.
Comments will close at 7am PDT on Monday July 2nd and I will draw the winner soon after that.

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110 comments:

lilpigdesigns said...

What beautiful colours! I'd use them to add to my stash and to a quilt I'm about to start! Thanks Anina!

paulette said...

Such bright happy colours!! I need a baby quilt fast and these would be perfect to kick it up several notches!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Paulette

lilpigdesigns said...

All blogged: http://wafflekisses.blogspot.ca/2012/06/addicted-to-fabric-new-giveaway-on.html.

Also have a giveaway that ends tomorrow over at Waffle Kisses here: http://wafflekisses.blogspot.ca/2012/06/what-hoot-giveaway-and-etsy-sale.html

Carolyn said...

Beautiful fabrics. I would use them for my "Aunt Millie's Garden" Quilt. I have two blocks done, but have a serious lack of bright colors in my stash, so haven't made any more progress!

Suzan said...

Considering the fact that I just shipped out 13lbs of scraps to someone else I should not even enter your giveaway. However (!), I love those bright colors and I don't have anything like them in my scrap bag. I am trying to get away from the standard colors I always seem to use and use more bright colors in my quilting so please throw my name in the hat. Thanks!!

stitchinpenny said...

That looks like stars waiting to happen for a baby quilt to me!

Hilachas said...

Yes, somebody is here who would love to win your giveaway. I could use this fabric in a variety of ways but a quiilt top would be the way to go for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Moira Karrin said...

Pick me! I'd use it in a quilt for my little girl!

Rachael Adele said...

Gorgeous! I'd make a baby quilt.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I would add these beautiful fabrics to my collection of rainbow charms from a few swaps I have entered recently, and make a few awesome rainbow quilts!

Welcome 'back'!

MGM

Mary said...

I love the bright colors! I'd put them in my Dear Jane quilt that I'm doing in brights and black. Thanks for the give away and the helpful lessons!

hope said...

I am working on several scrap Block of the Months right now that I would use these for. I love the bright colors!!

Mary said...

I blogged about your contest at:

maryslatenightstitchn.blogspot.com

Thanks for a second entry!

Dj said...

With three people at work due within weeks of each other - baby quilts are on the to-do list.

hueisei said...

Love the bright colors. I think I will make a quilt for my mum :)

Shannon Maciejewski said...

I would add these babies to my own Rainbow Jane quilt :D I'd love to make them pop on my black background :D

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I still have you on my google reader - sometimes life gets in the way of blogs!
Nice give away.
Karen

Jo said...

Perfect for a BOW i just joined...thank you!
Boppiesgirl@gmail.com

Natasha said...

I am so excited to enter this giveaway. Scraps are my passion! They would definitely end up in a scrappy quilt, most likely a child's quilt. I love using brights with a white background!

Shannon Maciejewski said...

And I just posted on my blog as well :) I've been posting pictures of my own DJ blocks, I'm done through block B-5, so check them out too :)

http://mrsmunchy.blogspot.com

stephmabry said...

Lovely scraps! I would combine them with all my rainbow charms to make a few rainbow-themed quilts, of course :)

Fran said...

How lovely, those fabrics would come in very useful for a project i'm working on. Thank you.

Sandra :) said...

I've been separating my scraps by colour to make a scrappy log cabinish quilt similar to the ones made by Jenny of Down to Sew - these scraps would be the perfect addition - thank you for the chance!

B Greene said...

Welcome back!! Sorry that things have been crazy, but hope they are turning around. I love scraps so much and I am dying to make a bottled rainbow scrap quilt. This lovely bundle would put me well on the way! Thanks for the chance to win!

Soile Kivinen said...

what a beautiful giveaway. It has been such a pleasure to follow you doing your quilt. Amazing

Sara said...

Those fabrics fit perfectly into my favorite color palette - brights! I'm currently working on a couple of sampler type projects using brights. These would fit right in.

Leah S said...

I'd probably put them to play with my AccuQuilt Go. It seems more practical to cut yardage than use them on the AccuQuilt.

Sally said...

I love those colours, and I love scraps. Please include me,

Thank you

Jackie Russell said...

I love the bright colors! I think I would make a flying geese color wheel block with these.

ritainalaska said...

i've drawn on the fusible and pieced the background for a new applique piece. your pieces with some additional green would be perfect for the applique. would love to win them. thanx for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I would use them to make a new throw for my grandma.... she loves bright colors and this just the ticket! Thanks for the givaway! Jennifer.puett@gmail.com

ritainalaska said...

have posted your picture of your gorgeous scraps and a link to your giveaway post on my blog
http://akgranny.blogspot.com/

Caeli said...

I would cut them into 2.5" squares with my Accuquilt Go and use them in my newest hexagon quilt I'm hand piecing.

rutigt said...

First I would cut out blocks to my Postage Stamps Quilt. The rest I´ll use in a quilt called Ribbonry!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

rutigt said...

Now you can read about it on my blog.
http://rutigt.wordpress.com

Noe said...

I would use them to start a Dear Jane! I´ve been procrastinating that task far too long!

Linda said...

HELLO! BEAUTIFUL FABRICS! I'D SIT RIGHT DOWN AND START A SCRAPPY QUILT FOR SURE! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.co

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I love bright rainbows!!! I have been collecting these kind of colors for awhile now so I can make me a few rainbow quilts. So they would go in my stash of quilts to be as soon as I feel I have enough shades and values of each color. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Oh, such beautiful scraps! I'm getting ready to start a cathedral window throw. Wouldn't they be lovely in the center of each window?

Allysha said...

Love the rainbow colors! I think they'd be fun for a rainbow picnic quilt!

Quilt Monkey said...

What happy fabrics! I seem to have mostly darker fabrics in my stash, but I am making a little Birthday mini quilt that is begging for more cheery fabrics. Glad to have you back blogging! Thanks for the chance!

Jeanne said...

I'd use them in my calendar quilts. They are so cheerful.

Babby58 said...

I'm getting ready to piece a quilt for my grandson- it will have big blocks and pieced blocks. The scraps would sure look nice as the pieced blocks!!

m @ random musings said...

These would be perfect for a scrappy 60 diamond quilt (I just finished binding my wip quilt last night - next project needed asap). Fingers crossed

Scrapatches said...

Bright and beautiful fabrics. If I were so lucky as to win, I would use them in my Farmer's Wife quilt blocks. I am still working up my courage to start "That Quilt" ... ;) Pat

Laura Ann said...

I love bright colors and I would start my own 'that quilt' :)

Nadine said...

This is such a w)

XOXOXOXOXO

NADINE

Nadine said...

Sorry, sorry, something wrong happened with my comment (?)
I just wanted to say thanks for such a gorgeous giveaway. I'd be THRILLED if being the lucky winner, and would immediately use them in my own Rainbow Dear Jane, as I sometimes have difficulties to find the right jewel tones.
Now crossing my fingers AND toes, HeHee... yet good luck to everyone!
;>)
XOXOXOXOXOXO

NADINE

Anonymous said...

I would love those bright scraps for my scrappy spider web blocks. I've made so many baby and kid quilts in brights in the last few years that my stash is really depleated of brights. Those brights would really "brighten" up my spider webs!

Florence in Utah

Barbara said...

oh those are gorgeous jewel colors - what a wall hanging I could make !

Anonymous said...

I have two granddaughters sue soon and these would make a super cute animal quilt I'm going to make. Sue

quilt happy said...

i could use some of those on the quilt i am making my step daughter thanks for the giveaway

Ros said...

I am making a reproduction Dear Jane, but would love to start a Rainbow one

Rosa said...

The blues ones would be welcome to my blue Dear jane blocks and the others to do a baby quilt.Thanks for the chance!!

Nancy said...

I would add these to the scrap quilt I am making. I need some new fabrics to change it up.

Teresa Hays said...

I just moved into a two-story house with a large entry-way(lots of bare space)...I'm working on a couple of wall-hangings to cover the bare spaces. On one wall I'm hoping to do a large scrappy star quilt...so I would love to add these scraps in with what I already plan on using.

Mary said...

I am making lots of zipper bags. I love them. The blue and turquoise could be part of a new quilt I am working on.
The book "Spectacular Scraps" has all half square triangle quilts. It is a cool book. I would love to win these fabrics! Thank you for the chance!

Pip said...

LOL, I know what I would be doing with those scraps, I would be using them on my own Rainbow Dear Jane which is in very slow progress.

We all get busy and sometimes it's easier to drop all the online stuff to get things done.

lolymama said...

Thank you! I am building a stash for a rainbow quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love these bright colors. I would love to cut them into squares and alternate them with white for a quilt. Thanks!

Kathy said...

These are exactly the colors I'm working with right now. I'm making a wonky star quilt with black backgrounds and bright stars.

Sandra said...

Love the colors. Would love to have them to put in the many baby quilts that I am making.

Sandra said...

I blogged about the give-away over at Sharpquilts.blogspot.com.

Renee G said...

This is gorgeous material.
I'd love to use this to make some mini quilts.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Lisa E said...

I exchanged rainbow charm squares recently for a quilt that I have in mind for my daughter. I could use more scraps to add variety. Thanks!

Quack Quack22 said...

I have only just found your site and am dying to make the pinwheel quilt. these fabrics would look great with the black or maybe dark grey. Great site. thank you

barb said...

I would make a quilt in honor of my daughter who died in my arms from a blood clot to her lungs. these fabrics are so her, bright and cheerful. babscorbitt@gmail.com

s2br11 said...

don't laugh, please. These colors will go great in my "geese in the forest" Twiddletails quilt along from way back when.... I have 75 blocks finished and then........UFO land. I am using black/white dot fabric and warm/cool brights. Thanks for that pattern,by the way!
Mary Malone
maryandruss at wi dot rr dot com

Alison said...

I would love to be able to add these to a quilt i am making for my dd

hiyacinth said...

I would add them to the fabrics I'm collecting for the Quilter's Palette quilt pattern from Red Pepper Quilts.

Kelly O. said...

oooh! I would love to make a rainbow log cabin quilt!

Jill said...

I would use those little gems to trim the burp cloths I am making and for appliqué I am working on.

Kt said...

I've been trying to get brave enough to start a grandma flower garden quilt and these scraps are the perfect inspiration!

Anonymous said...

These fabrics would match so nicely with some I have and might just give me the kick start I need. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah.bowyer@ntlworld.com

Sonja said...

I'd use them to rebuild my stash ;-)

robin said...

I'd make a baby quilt. :)

robin said...

I posted this on my blog: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.ca/2012/06/giveaway-at-twiddletails-blog.html

Mike Pearson said...

I'd try to rebuild my stash a bit, but honestly I think they deserve to stay together. I love rainbows, so I think they would make a nice lap quilt (might have to add some more fabric)... :)

Sasha said...

I'd be making a rainbow baby quilt, I've got a few things i could add from my stash.

Sallie said...

I'd use them in a rainbow charity baby quilt for our church quilt ministry. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2012/06/twiddletails-rainbow-giveaway.html.

trudys_person said...

Those are fun colours! I think I could use some of them for the QuiltCon block challenge ... which I must get working on! Thank you for the giveaway!

byneedleandthread said...

i would use them to add some variety to my scrap bin. I love scrappy projects and always welcome new friends to the bin. :) they would probably end up in a quilt of knitting project bag.

Jennifer Gail said...

I would use them for string blocks. thanks

JustPam said...

I love scrappy quilts and would make one with these if I won. Thanks for the chance.

Staci said...

I think I'd make a little scrappy wallhanging with appliqued flowers and silly embroidery. Love the summer feel of your scraps!

Susan said...

Love the bright colors. I just read a tutorial for a chevron quilt and these colors would go great with that.

SewCalGal said...

The majority of my personal quilting is focused on charity quilts and your brights would work well with some kid friendly fabrics I have in my stash, for the intent of another charity quilt. Yes, that is what I'd do with these yummy fabrics.
But, whomever wins them will surely create something beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Quiltingranny said...

#1 I would use it for charity quilts for the Colorado fire victims!

Quiltingranny said...

#2 blogged about it:
http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com/2012/06/fabric-giveaway-at-twiddletails.html

Carla G said...

What fabulous fabric! I would put them into a rainbow quilt! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Reenie said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway!!! These would go into quilts I make to donate to a local homeless shelter. They are always soooooo appreciative of the ones I give them!

Anonymous said...

I would love to use these in my donation quilts.

Bobbi said...

Those scraps are great! I love all of the bright colors. Some of them might find their way into the sister's choice quilt I'm working on now, and the rest would be put to good use in the near future. :)

Catskill Quilter said...

LOve these bright scraps! I would definitely use them to make my own rainbow inspired project - probably a wall quilt!

Jessica Christensen said...

I would love to do a color wheel on white -- wall hanging or pillow. Welcome back, btw.

Umm-Yara said...

Beautiful colours! I would use them to make my postage stamp quilt bigger.

bets said...

Cute fabric colors...just right to make something for my granddaughter's! Maybe doll blankets or wall hanging! Thanks for the chance! Another idea...zigzag quilt would be soooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I have been contemplating a log cabin quilt in blacks and brights! Pretty colors in your scraps!
Anne Simonot
annesimonot@sasktel.net

D said...

Oh my gosh! I would love to make a set of placemats for summer!

Jeanne said...

First, thanks for giving away these wonderful, bright fabrics!

If I win these, they will become a bright, happy baby quilt. I have several young friends, as well as family, who are having babies.

Lisa Cox said...

Ooh, purty!
I'd add them to the scrappy picnic quilt I am making.
thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

Oh my, these are certainly gorgeous colours! I was thinking I might use them in a "bright" DJ as well but I best finish the one I'm currently doing before I jump into another! So I would use them for my applique quilts...the WIPs in my head & the ones physically on the sewing table!
Maureen
mgw070(at)shaw(dot)ca

Mimi said...

Love these bright fun colours... I'm thinking that some placemats for the kitchen would be awesome!!! Thanks for the chance

Spangled said...

I'd make a cute pillow out of these!

Katherine said...

These beauties would help fill the gaps in a rainbow quilt I've been stash building for.

Thanks, Anina!

Susanne said...

these would make perfect scrappy rainbow pillows :)
Susanne

Cathy B. said...

Very pretty! I would use them in a string quilt.

Josie McRazie said...

What a great encouragement to give me a kick in the pants and start back on my Jane!! :)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Awesome fabrics!! I'm making a covered journal and mini quilt later this month so these fabrcis would fit in nicely into those!!! Thanks for the chance - I am new to your blog and love it!!