Wednesday, 29 July 2009

My First GIVE-AWAY!!!

Okay, here we go - this is so exciting!

My give-away has two parts. I picked fat quarters from an eclectic mix of fabrics to give away. The two winners will each win 3 fat quarters from this selection, and there is some bonus fabric for the winner who completes the challenge part.


We've got cranes, tiny mice and cheese, musical instruments, rockets, Hawaiian flowers and brown toile looking for new homes!

The winner of the challenge will win a piece of fabric I used in the Fun On Ice quilt, it's shown in this next picture.



Part 1: A classical give-away

Leave a comment if you want to win 3 fat quarters! Simple :)

Part 2: A challenge

To win the second set of 3 fat quarters, leave a comment with the right answer for the challenge: My challenge has to do with the polar bear quilt (which I named "Fun On Ice") I just made. I worked on the quilt for about a week, with a nagging feeling that something was not quite right...

Here is the finished quilt (with a few loose threads still to be tucked away).


And some detail shots:



I love the puffins!!!


Here is the fabric that the lucky challenge winner will get in addition to the 3 fat quarters:


And here's the back of the quilt:



Your challenge is to tell me what's wrong with the quilt - now don't be too harsh on my workmanship, remember that I had the feeling that something was wrong in the first week of working on this...


Both give-aways are open till August 10 at noon (PEI time), that gives you almost 2 weeks!

One comment per person please (with or without the answer to the challenge - just try your luck!) - and I'll pick a random winner.

So tell all your friends and fellow bloggers about the give-away, and I look forward to shipping out some fat quarters!

22 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi there Sunshine! I am leaving a comment for your great giveaway. I really don't see anything "wrong" with your quilt. It does appear that most of the blocks are floating, and two of the blocks are connected. So maybe one of your blocks was not placed right on the quilt. Just a guess :-) It's really a cute quilt.

Crispy said...

Sunshine, don't put me in the drawing, as lovely as your fabric are, I would have a heck of a time putting them to use...we'll just save them for someone who can use them :0). I think I know what is "wrong" though I think the whole quilt looks great. I'll not post it here, I'll send an e-mail just to see if I'm right :0). I will post about your giveaway on my blog though, to help bring people over.

Crispy

sandyandcosmo said...

I love your quilt but the last time I checked, polar bears and penquins lived at opposite ends of the globe!

sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

I think it's sweet, we did a polar bear theme room when my boy was a baby. I like the mix of the wavy quilting with following the blocks. But as sandyandcosmo said . . . you wouldn't find polar bears and penguins in the same hemisphere!

julia said...

Hi there!
It's julia from Nelson, I found the way to your blog again, yes! What an amzing quilt you just made, I love the free motion action ! Well done, I can't see what's wrong with it at all.

Heather said...

This quilt looks very cute. After reading the other comments I feel like a cheater saying the same thing, so I'm going to guess something different. I see that some of the borders are different sizes. Are they supposed to all be the same size borders? They look cute since they are all wonky. It's very cute. This is a neat idea how to emphasize the cute guys.

Andi said...

I love your quilt - it's very cute! I found your blog through SMS and was excited to find another Canadian! :) As for the problem in your quilt, I agree with the comments made about the animals, everything else looks great!

Rochelle said...

Ok I give up I can't figure out what is wrong. I think it is a great quilt. Sometimes little details drive us crazy but other never notice it.

Kim D. said...

Hi Sunshine, Crispy sent me over. You're quilt is lovely and it looks great the way it is. The Amish deliberately put a mistake in their quilts because only God is perfect. So embrace it and don't sweat the small stuff. No need to put me in your drawing, just wanted to say hi.

free indeed said...

Be proud of yourself for finishing this quilt! So many of us (me included) have quilts languishing in bags, closets and boxes....

Now the challenge, since the fabric comes printed with the animals together, I doubt that would bother me, regardless of which hemisphere they are in...so, I'm wondering if it's because only one square is verticle while the rest are horizontal....or perhaps that two of the blocks sort of overlap rather than meet at the cornor. What ever it is, it is very minor and no one is going to kick about it. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing via a blog...you are braver than me!

Barb said...

Your quilt looks wonderful......

Renee G said...

Please include me in your drawing. I think your quilt looks fantastic. The only thing that I could possibly think of is that if you look at your quilt as three columns, the center section is fine, but maybe the left and right sides are reversed. Just a guess. It's darling any way you look at it.

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

NO CLUE on the challenge -- looks great to me! But the giveaway fabrics sure are cute. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I'm tempted to read the comments first to see if my guess is there - but I'll be a good girl and write mine and then read the others. I was wondering if Polar Bears and Penquins should be on the same quilt - since they live at opposite "ends" of the globe but that is how the fabric is - so that can't be it - I think it is just darling. I'm never good at finding mistakes in a quilt - even when pointed out to me - I think everything is fair game when making a quilt.

Linda said...

Crispy's post sent me running here and I'm glad I did. Your quilt is cute and so are the fabrics. And it doesn't bother me a bit that the penquins and bears come from different places. Ice is ice right? heehee

It did take me just a bit to find "what's wrong with the quilt". I think (and of course I could be wrong) the 3rd block down on the right side should be moved out to the edge to continue the staggered look.
Altho keeping it the way it is would certainly be more than acceptable. It just adds that bit of personallity that all quilts need.

Shasta said...

It is a lovely quilt, but I can't see anything wrong with it.

Anonymous said...

Great fabric to giveaway! I especially like the brown one. It would be perfect in a quilt i'm making for my husband!

Crystal
crysbuehler'at'me.com

arlette said...

I'd like to have the chance to win your give away, hmmm about the challenge of Fun On Ice, I have to say, you said something is wrong with it, but I love it, love the colours you used for it, I'll say 2 things I think it's wrong: polar bears and penguins don't live in the same country, am I right?, Option 2: were you suppose to connect the block all together?, not floating like you did?, tell us whats wrong with it, now I'm intrigued and we'd like to know, lol. I love the polar bears fabrics btw! I blogged about your giveaway

Annika said...

I´d love to join your giveaway. It´s a beautiful quilt, can´t see any wrong with your work. But the fabric-designer hadn´t read it´s homework :) Polarbears live on the northpole, and penguins on the southpole.

Piecefulafternoon said...

What fun - I love give-aways - not just for winning but also for the new blogs I discover in the comments section.

SandyQuilts said...

Adorable quilt. Other than the animals belonging to opposite ends which doesn't bother me at all. In this photo
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_k1BS3O2uVZY/SnA-BzGdQhI/AAAAAAAAEik/-9dLn30wxBM/s1600-h/FunOnIce_28Jul09+001+%28Medium%29.jpg
the 2 blocks are staggered together much deeper than the other set. So those are my answers.

Happy Quilting

Kelly Jackson said...

I really like your quilt. Yes Polar Bears and Penguins really don't go together....but in a way they do. Who cares what hemisphere they are in right? They do float and then some are connected. But I don't think anyone would ever say or really notice unless you asked them.

Great work!!!
Smiles,
Kelly Jackson
www.ihaveanotion.blogspot.com