Welcome to Delaware AMB fans!

Delaware was the first state established in this awesome country of ours, so I get to be one of the lucky to go first to share my quilt block and a little about the state I live in: Delaware.

When I was asked to create a quilt block representing the state of Delaware for the American Made Brand’s launch of their solid fabric collection, I have to admit, I was a little stumped. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Delaware is a great place to live and all, but there’s not really a landmark or icon that everyone automatically associates with Delaware.

Naturally, I asked a bunch of locals what the first thing they think of when they think of Delaware is.

The Beach, Blue Hens, chicken farms, farms in general, the riverfront in Wilmington, and the Beach.

I do so love the beach and how quickly we can get there!

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Towers Beach, Image Source

So, I ran with the beach idea while trying to incorporate a common image we see in Delaware, the big D. Here’s what I came up with:

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There will be a free tutorial up on the 23rd for how to make my Delaware block (edited to add link) along with the giveaway winner, and I’ll be linking it back to this post.

One of my absolute favorite things about Delaware, aside from the beach, is the history. There are walking tours in Dover that you can see some of the oldest buildings and artifacts in the state. Fort Delaware is a common tourist attraction with a little ferry ride to top it off. And, the Wilmington Riverfront is definitely a fun place to day trip to.

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Fort Delaware, Image Source

Another favorite is the local markets. Spence’s Bazaar in Dover is a fun place to treasure hunt. In New Castle there’s a huge farmer’s market with a big parking lot full of antiques, yard sales, and fun stuff. There is also a CSA program run by Fifer’s Orchards that delivers to pick up locations all over the bottom half of the state, “from farm to fork” they say! They also have one of the best corn mazes in the fall, here’s one from 2013:

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Fifer’s 2013 Corn Maze, Image Source

 

On to the best part of this post: THE GIVEAWAY!

 

AMB Giveaway

 

American Made Brand is giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of 8 of their fantastic solids!

 

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You can get an entry for each of the following, leave a comment for each entry:

-Leave a comment telling me something you think of when you think of Delaware (appropriate please)

-Go to American Made Brand and tell me what what your 3 favorite colors are!

-Follow my blog

-Like my Facebook page

-And an extra for doing all 4!

 

The giveaway will end at 6pm on May 23rd, and winner will be determined by random.org.

 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and be sure to travel the rest of the US through this wonderful blog tour!!

Giveaway Winner & I think I’m in triple love…

Congrats to lucky Comment #3!! 
I wanna go on the retreat too….bummer

You have won the giveaway!! I will be contacting you within 24 hours to get your prize on it’s way to you!
In other news… 

OooooOOooo
Yep, I’m in love… with this triple zip pouch
If you haven’t made one, you need to. Just sayin. The tutorial is great, lots of pictures.
And the zippers ready aren’t that bad if you remember this little trick: open your zipper and sew it in until you are about a half inch from where you left the tab, then put your needle down and lift up your machine foot, then just zip the zipper shut and continue to sew the rest of the way down. Tada! No more wavy seams next to your zippers. 
Sadly, this triple zip and thread catcher was a gift for a friend. So, there are just a few more of these that need to be made from some of favorite fabrics! (wink wink)
I think the best thing about this zip is it’s sturdy. It uses fusible fleece (one of my new favorite things!), and it’s just so squishy!
 
One of the best parts about making one is that you can share your triple goodness on The Quilting with a Quilter’s Table Flickr group!

‘Is it a big year?’ Giveaway

What did you do on the last weekend you were in your 20s?

Was it awe inspiring? Was it awesome craziness??

Want to know what I’m doing the weekend before I turn 30??

I’m going on my first quilt retreat!! (I know… my exciting life, hahaha)

Seriously though, I’m way excited. I get a 3 day weekend that I get to sleep and wake up when I want. If I skip a meal it’s no biggie. And best of all, I just get to do what I want (which in my world means I get to take a nap if I want, whenever!).

In honor of my getting older, and going on my very first quilt retreat, I’m doing a giveaway:

Includes:
– 250m Guttermann Thread, color
– 40 charm squares (5inch)
– 22 3inch charm squares
– 1 1/2 yard fabric
– 1 package Warm & White craft size

I know, nothing to die for, but if you love a good ROY G BIV project or even if you just love precuts this is for you!

Standard entries:
-Follow my blog
-Like my page on Facebook
-Follow me on Pinterest
-Spread the word

Put a separate comment for each entry and random.org will do the rest.

Giveaway ends on September 13th at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced and emailed September 14th.

Open worldwide, but anyone out of the continental US pays for their own shipping.

Good luck!

Summer Kick-Off Quilter’s Giveaway!

Comments closed.

I love summertime. Baseball games, fresh fruit, swimming pools, amusement parks, sandy toes, caramel corn from the Fisher’s, fireworks, and so much more awesomeness!! 

Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, I figured why not start with a giveaway.

What better way to start is there? (Besides a kick-butt beach trip, sorry that’s not the giveaway…)

So, here is what one lucky winner will win:

Included in the prize package is:
– 74, 4 1/2 inch I-Spy squares
– 1/2 yard Picnic Parade, Book Stripe Blue
– 10 yards of binding (2 1/4 inch, straight grain, pressed in half)
– 1 package Heat N Bond Lite
– 1 spool Gutterman Cotton Thread, 250 m, color #1040 (off white)

Here’s how to win (leave a separate comment for each):
-Leave me a comment telling me what your all-time favorite summer activity is (censored please).
-Follow my blog.
-Follow me on Twitter.
-Like my Facebook page.
-Post or blog about the giveaway and include a link.

That’s a total of five entries!

Giveaway ends Wednesday, June 1st at 8pm EST. Winner will then be chosen at random. Please leave your email address with your comment.

Happy Birthday Giveaway!

Today is my birthday, the 14th of September. And, in celebrating I would like to do a giveaway! So, here’s what I’m giving away:

Anything in my shop that is NOT a quilt (the butterfly or appliqued one).

You get one entry for each of these:
1-Leave me a comment with what you like
2-Follow my blog
3-Fave me on Technorati
4-Be my fan on my facebook page
5-Blog about my giveaway

You get 2 entries for each of these:
1-Leave a comment with your favorite birthday memory (censored please)
2-Sport my Button

Don’t forget to let me know what you would like to win 🙂

Almost forgot, the giveaway will be ending on September 30, 2009 at midnight. Good Luck!!