Friday, 9 December 2011

Blog hop and a giveaway

Welcome to my blog if you are new here and found me from the Quilting Gallery website and welcome back if you are a regular reader. I have written a blog for over 2 years now but started quilting about 10 years ago, mainly self-taught. I love fabric and my stash is probably too big for my needs, but can a girl really have TOO MUCH fabric? I don't think so!

Michele at the Quilting Gallery is organising a blog hop for the 4th anniversary of her site. If you don't know the quilting gallery yet, you need to hop over there and have a look around, there is plenty to browse at. Every week, there is a themed-contest. Everyone can enter their quilts and everyone can vote on the entries. Well worth having a look at, you can even enter your quilts if they fit the theme. I have entered a few times in the past, but never won!

From September until December, 36 designers shared a Christmas block for free in the "Celebrate Christmas Quilt-along", you can still collect the patterns if you want to make the blocks. There are lots of different styles to suit everyone taste. Have a look and I am sure you will find some inspiration.  You could even use a block or two to make some fast last-minute Christmas gift or decoration!

Thanks if you read that far, now to my giveaway for this blog hop is a book called "Quilting with Beads" for something slightly different. It has 6 easy projects to give you some inspiration. Just leave me a comment on this post to enter the draw. I will draw a winner after the blog hop is finished.

Comments are now closed, I'll draw a winner shortly and announce it in a new post.

Good luck and thanks for your visit! I hope you come back often.
Celine

74 comments:

  1. I've never tried quilting with beads before,sounds interesting.I would love the chance to win this book and give this method a try :) Barb.

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  2. Sounds like a fun diversion. I put beads on two of my art quilts and it was so addicting. You just keep thinking--just one more bead!

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  3. I love beads; they are probably my second love after quilting, although embroidery is high up there too. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

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  4. Quilting with beads - why not? I love beads as an embellishment.

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  5. Love the idea would love to have the chance to use it

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  6. I love beads and I love quilting so new ideas would be great.

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  7. I would love to try this idea.

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  8. great prize. I would like to win. hugs

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  9. Thank you Celine I received my hexies today they are beautiful!
    Kandi x

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  10. Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  11. "Quilting with beads" would be a real stretch for me. I'm up for the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Hi Celine, that sounds very interesting. I have a lot of beads that I rarely get to use. :)

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  13. what great pattern quilting with beads..looks so pretty...thank you for the entry to your giveaway...

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  14. sounds like an interesting idea. Thanks for the chance to win

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  15. Quilting with beads looks like fun. I would love to win this. Thanks for participating in the give-away. I'm learning new ideas just blog hopping.

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  16. I love the idea of this book. I would love to win it. I am really enjoying the Bloghop.

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  17. What a neat idea. I beaded when I was younger but never with quilting.Thanks for your giveaway. Oh, I'm also a new follower.

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  18. That sounds like a great book! I love beading, so this would be fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway! :)

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  19. Beads are a wonderful addition to quilting.
    Thanks for doing the give away.

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  20. I love playing with beads and enjoy quilting so this book looks very intriquing. Thanks for participating in this fun event.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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  21. Great idea, adding beads. I would love try it. Thanks for the chance to win your prize.

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  22. This look fun! I've never used beads before!

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  23. thanks for the chance to win Quilting with Beads. Happy blog hopping!

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  24. Thanks for the chance to win your book!

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  25. A giveaway perfect for me and all I love to do with beads. Thanks!

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  26. I have a collection of beads, but don't really know what to do with them. This would be a great win if I was so lucky. thanks for the opportunity to enter

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  27. Hi, I am a beader and a quilter so they do go together. I have used beads on a crazy quilt but I didn't think about using with a reg quilted item. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holiday to You and Yours

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  28. Have never combined beading & quilting but sounds like a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. I love beads, but have never used them in quilting. This would be something new and interesting to do. Thank you for the giveaway.Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

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  30. Thanks for the give away - and the chance to win something to try out osmethign new

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  31. I do a lot of crazy quilting with beads but never traditional quilting. Would love to see this book!

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  32. I love beads. Made necklaces then had so many I had to stop.

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  33. It sounds really interesting. I always love seeing beads in projects.

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  34. I am from Sonora, CA - USA. Your book would be a great inspiration for my niece. She is into crafting and I think this would be good for her. Something to create and is simple and easy. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to enter and maybe win. I looked around your block. Very neat.

    Merry Christmas

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  35. I am always looking for something new-- and this sounds really fun and I'm sure the projects are beautiful!! Thank you for giving us a chance to win this book! :-)

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  36. I am an avid quilter who just started making beaded wine glasses...I would love to combine these two hobbies!! Your books sounds great!

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  37. I have never tried quilting with beads. It is so beautiful. I think I would like to try.

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  38. thanx for being part of the blog hop

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  39. Thanks for being so generous...Merry Christmas

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  40. Looks like a great book! Thank you for the chance!

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  41. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  42. I would love to try quilting with beads in a wall hanging. I bet the would look nice in a Christmas stocking as well.
    Big_dog_max at yahoo dot com

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  43. Great book! Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!

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  44. Thanks so much for the chance to win this lovely book. I have put beads on one of my quilts and loved doing it.

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  45. Quilting with beads sounds interesting. I bet it's pretty too. I'd love to try it. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  46. Now this book sound very awesome and interesting. Thanks!

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  47. This would be a fun technique to try. Thanks!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  48. I would live to try this-thanks for the chance.

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  49. I've not quilted with beads. Sounds like an interesting technique.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. This looks so nice! Thank you for this giveaway.

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  51. I think this is a great introduction for the teenager who doesn't think they'd like quilting...the beads would be especially appealing to them. I had one of our girl scouts say they "didn't like fabric", I just laughed my head off. Probably hasn't been to a fabric store.
    Thank you for this opportunity for the giveaway!

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  52. I put seed beads on a quilted postcard for a friend's BD card~would love to learn more about the process. TY!!!

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway. Never thought to put beads with my quilting....

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  54. this blog hop is such FUN....thanks for taking part xx

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  55. What a great book giveaway, thanks for the opportunity! I have never quilted with beads.. lovely idea!
    Merry Christmas

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  56. I have cross-stitched with beads before, but have never used them in quilting! Very exciting giveaway - thanks!

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  57. I've never quilted with beads. Would certainly like to try.

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  58. I have beads, so this book would give me ideas how to quilt with beads, great idea.

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  59. I haven't quilted with beads but have seen several quilts with crystals on them at the quilt show. I love that dragonfly pillow. Thanks for the chance.

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  60. That book looks really interesting...I've tried a few small things with beads, but I'd love to try an official book to actually learn how. I love that little dragonfly pillow. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. I've been wanting to try embellishing my quilts. That would be a great book for some help and inspiration.

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  62. You have my attention - easy - beads - love that combination.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd@gulftel.com

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  63. Every embellishment has it's place and it will be fun to find opportunities to put beads into the quilting.

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  64. Thanks for the sweet giveaway, and the chance to win. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  65. I've never heard of quilting with beads. It sounds like fun. Thank you for offering the lovely giveaway.

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  66. wonderful idea, I love beads but have been unsure how to try them! thanks, Lori

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  67. Thanks for the great giveaway. The book looks fabulous. I am just starting to do some beading and am still learning.

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  68. The book sounds interesting would love to learn how to do beading. Thank you for a great giveaway

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  69. Beading and quilting go hand in hand...and I love doing both.

    Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop...Merry Christmas!

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