Monday, 28 March 2011

Bee Blocks & A Giveaway!!!


That's right I'm giving away some Sherbet Pips!

My very lovely friend Courtney who also happens to own the very lovely online fabric store Seamstar has kindly donated a FULL COLLECTION charm pack (5" squares) of this not yet out, everyone wants fabric collection from British designer Aneela Hoey.


I was also intending to giveaway something I had made from the line along with this charm pack but as I'm sure you can appreciate my friend's death has put a hold on all things ceative round here :(

So instead I have decided to give the lucky winner a free copy of the next edition of FAT QUARTERLY


The next edition of this fantabulous e-zine is due at the end of April and will wing its way to the winners inbox courtesy of moi!! Inside you'll find shed loads of inspiration and tutorials for many a quilt as well as lots of smaller sewing projects to keep the creative juices flowing!

To enter all you need to do is leave me SEPERATE comments telling me you've done the following::

1) Follow my blog
2) Go to Seamstar & come back to tell me your favourite thing for sale!
3) Blog about the giveaway
4) Tell me what your favourite quilt block is! 

The Giveaway will close on Tuesday 5th April 2011- Midnight British Time!
Winner Announced on Weds 6th April 2011

Talking of quilt blocks here are a few I've completed over the last couple of weeks but not yet shown you! 

My 3x6 bee blocks::



 
I decided to go for simple disappearing 9 blocks for this bee. All made from fabric in my stash in the colours specified by the peeps in my group! Simple.


And progress on my Wonky Star quilt using the Quilt-A-Long on the VeryKerryBerry blog!


This is the top section of the quilt all sewn together, the bottom three blocks are all ready to be sewn together and the centre block is complete too. This leaves me with only two blocks to make and the top will be complete - Yay!!

I'm still deciding on the backing but am thinking pink & girly for 'Little Miss H'. 

54 comments:

  1. Hi Justine - Im one of your followers of course - would love to win your giveaway as I have no idea how to quilt but would love to learn - the FQ issue will get me started and with beautiful fabrics like these I will have plenty of enthusiasm. Betty

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  2. back from the Seamstar site and Essential bundle bluebell is my favourite purchase (the word essential in any description makes it justifiable you see!and bluebells are about to festoon the woods so I'm in a bluebell mood).

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  3. I don't know what a bee block is but I'm back again for another entry in your giveaway - the second one down with the childlike pictures is my favourite. Betty

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  4. Greedy me, I just received my goodies from your other give away but it's not stopping me from entering this one! ;-)
    We all love Pips right! I am a follower.

    xx

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  5. A hold on all things creative? You're kidding right? Your blocks are amazing. very creative. and I am very sorry to hear about your friend. xx

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  6. I really like the Shine Shine collection and have been putting it in and out of my shopping basket. I just don't know what to make with them....there's a first for everything!

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  7. I'll post your give away on my side bar.

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  8. My favorite quilt block hmmm I've got two Wonky Stars and Log Cabins.
    Love how your wonky stars quilt is coming along!

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  9. I love the It's a Hoot line stocked by Seamstar!

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  10. My favourite block is anything with flying geese in it!

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  11. I am a new follower - and so sorry to hear about your friend.

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  12. I am in love with Innocent Crush Maybe in Blossom

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  13. I like the last bee block... pinks and purples are my favorite.

    Have you ever seen the blocks on Pink Penguin? She makes some amazing ones: http://ayumills.blogspot.com/

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  14. Lovely goodies. I think my favourite of Courtney's fabrics would currently be Cosmo's Fantastic Forest in Natural. Juliex

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  15. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you!

    I follow your blog! =)

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  16. I love this little bundle from Seamstars shop! Ditsy Essential Bundle - Dusty

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  17. I honestly don't know many quilting blocks...I've done a pinwheel and also the Disappearing Nine-Patch...I like that one best. =)

    Thanks again!

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  18. Hello, thanks for the opportunity to win some pips - I am a follower!

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  19. and (some time later, after getting distracted by seamstar!) - I think my favourite would be my minds eye lovebirds stripe in blue - gorgeous colours!

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  20. and my favourite block? hmmm anything wonky - the wonkier the better :)

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  21. i like the ditzy essential fabrics and the fabric hampers xx

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  22. my fave quilt block is floral and pink - abit like the one you've photographed x

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  23. I follow . And would just like to send my condolences about your friend I am sorry to hear you lost someone ! Thank you for offering this in a sad time and Good Luck to everyone!

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  24. Im already a follower (sorry to hear about your friend.) x

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  25. I really like the hideaway range of fabrics.

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  26. Ill put your button my blog sidebar.

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  27. Im only just getting into quilting so not yet sure what my favourite block is. Currently working on a crazy 9 patch (I think thats what its called anyway!)

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  28. Ah I love this range, I follow your blog (especially on days like today when I have a poorly 1yr old on my knee and I can't do much except sit down!).

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  29. Oh I love Seamstar...I think I will be a bit sneaky and go for a bundle and it has to be Dan Stiles Organics Marine Bundle mmmmmmmmm

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  30. My favourite quilt block is probably the pinwheel, I made a quilt for my daughter with blocks of these in and it looks great and makes me smile!

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  31. My favourite thing on Seamstar right now is the entire Hideaway collection! Would love to get my mitts on them, shame my purse won't allow it
    :0(

    Would equally love some Sherbet Pips too though!

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  32. My favourite block is the pale blue pear one - is it Alexander Henry fabric?
    I'm drawn to the colours in this one.

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  33. I'll post about your giveaway when I next update my blog, probably later tonight! :o)

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  34. Love your site! One of my favorite blocks is the 'bee block' that you have shown.
    I follow you now, crossing fingers for the giveaway.

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  35. Went to the Seamstar page, teriffic site! I love the zipper bags that you have on your home page...too cute.

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  36. I just blogged ab out you...follow my new blog at http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/ its all about quilting, cooking and crafts.

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  37. My favorite quilt block is Tossed Nine Patch. The pattern I follow is from Eleanor burns, but is the same as your 'Bee Blocks' pattern, except for the corner placement. It is my favorite pattern right now.

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  38. I signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some Pips!

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  39. Seamstar has a some nice Kate Conklin quilt patterns - I especially love her Dandelion Windows pattern.

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  40. I love the Bottled Rainbow blocks that are being done in the BR quilt-along. The Blue and Red ones are so amazing!

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  41. Of course I follow your lovely blog :)

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  42. Seamstar has a great fabric collection! At the moment, top of my wishlist are Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush Charmed Bundle and Mona Luna's Circa 60 Beach Mod bundle :)

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  43. I love a disappearing 9 patch too! I'm having fun at the moment trying out some oversized Dresden Circles with Lily's Quilts quiltalong :)

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  44. I follow you on twitter. I am now a follower of your blog as well.
    (Iamsweetteamom)

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  45. My fave quilt block is prolly a wonky star. Although I do like a good bento box.

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  46. I love all the fabric from Seamstar so can't whittle it down to just one item. I do especially love the habdash section as you can get all your bits and bobs without leaving the comfort of your living room...fab!

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  47. My favourite quilt block is log cabin, would love to do a massive quilt like that one day

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  48. Hi Justine, I am now following you, anything by Etsuko Furuya is a favourite, and I love wonky log cabins but I get very easily distracted and change my favourites all the time! I'm off to blog about your giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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  49. I'm so happy to be a follower! I'm definitely in! Thanks a lot,Jess

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx

 
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