Wednesday, 18 November 2015

November Update

  This is my 101st blog post and there is a give away at the end of the post. Its also a post about quilt alongs.

      I know that people usually have a give away on the 100th post but I was scrambling to link up with the Dog Gone Cute link up, so I'm having it now.  I didn't quite finish my Dog Gone Cute quilt in time for the link up.  In case you don't know, the pattern was designed by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts and she hosted the quilt along and link up.  Heres a shot of my quilt to show the four corners of completed binding.  So now you know it's finished, and I'm very excited to share that I was one of the lucky quilters who won a prize! If you haven't seen it my completed quilt and you would like to read more about it and see more pictures you can go here.


               This is my second finish for the 4th quarter finish along, hosted by Adrienne at On The Windy Side.  My original post is here.

  Now that the Dog Gone Cute is finished, and I do mean finished, I have turned my attention back to the Midnight Mystery Quilt Along. This one is run by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. I had fallen quite far behind but I did give the project a fair bit of attention on the weekend.  I've finished the courthouse steps blocks and I've done 24 of the square in a square blocks.  



     So I have 10 more square in a square blocks to sew, followed by a few 1/2 square triangles, and then I can start sewing things together.  Maybe I'll even catch up before the next instruction instalment.  

     These are not the first quilt alongs I've participated in.  In the past I joined a couple of block of the months which are both languishing in the UFO pile.  So getting the Dog Gone Cute Quilt almost finished by the link up was pretty good for me.  I'm pretty sure I'll get the Midnight Mystery finished as well.  Come to think of it I managed to get the other on line quilt along I participated in done as well.  It was the Giant Chevron Free Motion Quilt Along that was run by Jess of Elven Garden Quilts last year.

     So why do I manage to finish the on line quilt alongs when I'm rubbish at getting the non online groups done.  I don't think it's the lure of prizes, although winning one sure was sweet. No I think its got something to do with the link up.  Aiming for that link up seem to hold me to some kind of accountability.  That's a good thing.

     So  now it's time for my give away. In the spirit of sharing, which is so present in the online quilting community, I've put together this little grouping of fat quarters. If you would like  a chance to win them just leave me a comment.  Maybe you could tell me if you have ever participated in a quilt along.  Did you manage to finish  or did you fall behind and drop out.




     I'll keep the giveaway open for a few days or so and then I'll pick a number out of a hat. (Note:  I held the draw on Sunday and Anja's name was picked out of the hat, well bowl). There are no extra chances for following but I would appreciate it if you did. I'm not particularly computer savvy, so if you show up as a no reply blogger I'm sorry to say I'll have to  choose someone else.  I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social over at Lorna's blog.  

14 comments:

  1. Love that fox - thanks for the giveaway. I've taken part in a few Quilt a longs and finished 3 out of 5! Dog Gone Cute/Star Surround and Triangle A long were the finishes!

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  2. So many congratulations...Dog gone cute finish, 100 and 101 blog posts, and catching up with your quilt along!!! Yay! I have quilted along twice and loved em both! The first was a HST Sampler BOM with Jeni Baker...learned so much and had such fun looking forward to each month, and I finished it right up! The second was a th Flowering Snowball QAL with Mary of Molly Flanders Makes...I got the top done, but only just acquired the perfect backing, and so will hope to hand quilt it this winter! Thanks for a sweet bundle giveaway! You had me at Pearl Bracelets :)

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  3. Congratulations on the win! I have participated in a few online QAL. I like the accountability -- gives me a deadline.

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  4. Congrats on the 101st post! I am participating in the Midnight Mystery QAL, too. So far I've been able to keep up. I like knowing when the next set of instructions will be given and being able to post about it - I think that keeps me on track. Thank you for entering me in your give away.

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  5. Linking up a finish & viewing the other finishes is really motivating for me too & I have managed to finish several qal's! Hello Moon, Hugs & Kisses, a couple mystery ones, I am currently doing the Christmas Topper @ From my Carolina Home. A couple I have not finished, Sew Kitschy, Aurifil BOM 2014. Congrats on your prize & blogging success, I enjoy reading your ventures!

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  6. I have done several on line quilt alongs and pretty much always fallen behind. I still have a 2014 block of the month to assemble, and am currently following along with the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew along.

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  7. Congrats on your 101st post :) And...Hi, my name is Tish and I am a quilt along junkie. I can't seem to get enough of mystery quilts and BOM's. It's like sewing blindly and trusting deeply.

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  8. Congratulations on your 101st post and on winning a prize. :-) I've never tried a QAL (not enough self-discipline I think) but do enjoy watching others do them. I agree that having a linky to aim for is a good motivator for all sorts of things though.

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  9. I love your finish. Very cute. No I don't think I've ever done a quilt along, I'm probably with Kaja on that one not enough self discipline!

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  10. I like your square in a square blocks. I actually have a very similar fabric pull patiently waiting in one of my sewing boxes! I have done a few mystery quilt sessions, but have never finished one with the rest of the class. Occasionally, I haven't even managed to *start* on time. ;) Good luck!

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  11. Congrats on your blogging milestone! I have participated in a few quilt-a-longs and have followed through with all but one. I love hosting them though, your blocks look great!

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  12. great giveaway for a fantastic milestone. Hmm you ask about quiltalong, I am so far behind in my Meadow Mist quiltalong I may as well never have started. Love your doggone quilt, and I did think about joining in that too, definitely one for the future.

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  13. Woo hoo for you on 101 posts! Love hearing you won a prize! As for quilt alongs, hmm, in person, yes I have participated, and finished on time (one in particular because I was the one running the quit along lol) and online, I did Joanne's Snow-along last year and made all of the snowflake blocks, 3 of which I turned into cushions. I am in Cheryl's, and am one step behind, the November one!

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  14. Congratulations Lisa!!! I missed the window but I am happy for Anja!!! Love your puppies - all of them. And that backing...OMG. I will happily take the scraps from that :-)
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