***Don’t forget to head over and enter my Fat Quarter Shop giveaway as part of the Blog Hop Party from Quilting Gallery!***
If this is your first time to my blog, WELCOME! My name is Melissa and I am a mommy, army wife, quilter and I blog about it all. Please take a moment to check out my tutorials page – I spent most of the last 4 months working on 18 blocks for a sampler quilt and all the tutorials are posted. I am mostly a quilter, although I do occasionally do sewing projects as well. When I’m not sewing for family and friends I do a lot of sewing for charity, I like to give back whenever I can! Today I have some special prizes in store for you!
I have three sewing patterns that will go to three separate winners and one fabric prize for the big winner:
For the beginning sewist – I have an apron pattern that is made with fat quarters – so bust out your fat quarter stash (I know you have one of those – I sure as heck do!) and get sewing!
Are you starting to get comfortable with paper piecing? Do you have a favorite little girl in your life whose room needs some sprucing up? How about a paper pieced heart wall hanging?!? With some modern fabrics and colors this could be so stinking cute!
Have you been wanting to learn the Quilt As You Go technique? It has been all over the web, and I even have a tutorial coming your way on this very blog in the new year, but if you want to get a head start, how about a very simple pattern? Again, change out the fabrics and this could be the sweetest baby quilt every!
And for my grand prize winner…I have a 1 lb bag of high quality quilting scraps. Including some Flora, Ruby and all of the Delighted that I have left after making my Delightfully Simple Reversible Purse (and I had a lot of extra fabric!!!) – the sky is the limit with this fun bag of fabric!
How can you enter?!? 2 Possible Entries:
First Entry: Tell me the first project you plan on making in the new year – for example: I plan on making my niece a quilt.
Second Entry: Be a follower, old or new, and tell me which method you use to follow – check my sidebar – there are lots of ways to do it!
That’s it, super simple!
Good luck – this giveaway will run through Friday, December 16th and I will email the winner on the 18th (I will be traveling on the 17th). I will be using the wordpress plugin And the Winner Is… to select the winner.
Oh yeah! I forgot to mention – this is open internationally!
NOTE: Don’t forget, I am one of the bloggers who is going to lose Google Friend Connect in March 2012, please take a moment and follow me via Bloglovin’, Facebook, RSS or networked blogs. You are important to me and I want to be able to stay in contact with you! Check my side bar for all the best ways to stay in touch after GFC goes bye bye!
I am a follower on Google Friends Connect.
I plan to finish the 3 quilts that I have started it is my New Years resolution. I JUST started Jeweled Wedding Rings, I have two Hexagon quilts one in the quilting process and one in the piecing process.. we shall see. I think I will machine quilt the one hexagon quilt for sure. I started hand quilting the other, but I am debating moving it to the machine.. my hands just can’t take it.
I am a follower Melissa and what a great giveaway, thanks!
I am planning on making a T-shirt quilt for my son-in-law next year, thanks for the great giveaway!
Lovely giveaway! For my first project in 2011 I am going to complete the quilt I started for my sister 4 years ago. She is bugging the heck out of me!!
I am a follower!
I plan to make myself (& my husband) a quilt.
I am a follower 🙂
I’m not sure what my first project will be in 2012…I need some ideas!
I follower you through Google Reader.
I am a follower!
I plan on making my dad a quilt 🙂
Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway. I would like to finish my UFO’s so that I can get on with MORE projects. This is a never ending cycle!
I am a follower via email.
I am a follower on google connect
My first project I want to make in 2012 is a quilt for my Mother in Law
My daughter is going to receive a late Christmas present, since I probably won’t even start it until January – a handemade vintage style purse, sort of shaped like a small carpetbag.
I’m a google friends connect follower, and just switched/also follow via email now!
My first project will be a wall hanging for SIL
I’m making stockings in 2012!
I plan to make a quilt for my SIL new little girl 🙂
I follow your blog 🙂
I am a follower via all of the methods you have… the latest being Bloglovin! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂
My first project in the new year is your sampler quilt which I will be making for my mom when I have time around school! Thank you for the great tutorials! 🙂 <3
I’ll be making the QAL from SewHappyGeek 😉
I’m a follower!
I plan to start on a quilt for a friend in the new year 🙂
I follow with my Google reader 🙂
Hi Melissa – I have a fishing quilt ready to sew together for World of Charity Stitching and that’s what I’ll finish first thing!
I’m following on Networked Blogs
Once all the Christmas projects are done and my sewing room is organized I plan to make a runner for my dining room table. It’s been on the back burner for months.
I follow with Google Friend Connect. Guess I’ll have to change before long!
I am following via GFC
My first project for the new year will probably be a purse. I have always wanted to make one, but never got around to it!
I am following on GOOGLE.
I want to make a topsy turvy doll for my daughter
I plan on making some pillows for the bedroom
I’m a follower with Google Friends Connect
I plan on making a quilt for my husband, he has been patiently waiting for his turn 🙂
I’m a follower with G F C.
Love the fabric and the brick quilt! The first project I’ll make in the new year will probably be a jungle animal Pretendly (stuffed animal from felted wool) that I’ve promised to a friend of mine.
I follow your blog through Google Reader. I probably found you through a previous SMS giveaway, and am enjoying my stay!
I really want to make another sampler quilt, I have a Christmas one now I want one I can have on the wall for the rest of the year. Linda
I follow you – Linda x
I’m going to make some sort of toy, I think, and break out of the quilting rut. Some play food maybe, or a doll, or just something creative.
one to start and finish for st patrick’s day [my b-day] a triple chain irish with a shamrock in the center space of the chains, for myself!
i am a fb fan and gfc follower 🙂
I’m going to be working on finishing my very first quilt!
And I’m a follower!
The first project will be a quilt for my daughter. She wants to have some sue bonnets!
I am a follower through googlefriend connect!
I want to start working on a quilt for my bed. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m a follower.
I’m going to make a doll quilt for my friend’s granddaughter.
I plan on making the ‘Garden Fence’ quilt!
I’m a happy follower via GFC!
I plan on making something for myself!
i plan on making an embroidery of a drawing my son did.
thanks for the giveaway!
i follow via email. thanks
I have signed up for a quilting class at my favorite fabric shop! I plan to finish all the classes! Plus I want to make a quilt for my newest grandson that will be born in March!
I follow you on Bloglovin’ and via e-mail.
The first project I am making after Christmas is backpacks for my grands!
I just joined my first quilt along & am going to start on my blocks right after Christmas.
And I’m a new follower!
I am planning a quilt for my son!
Wow. Great giveaway and the scraps would be a very nice bonus.
Next year I will be making baby stuff – burp clothes, bibs, receiving blankets and hopefully a quilt as well. We have another Grandchild arriving in Feb so I need to get things made for her.
Yep! I’m a follower and in almost every way possible; email subscription, GFC, Google reader and I believe I may still have an outlook reminder that pops up if I haven’t killed that yet. lol Geez, I sound like a stalker now. ha
I plan on making a quilt for an unborn little girl!
I’ve got a couple friends who are expecting, so the new year is going to be all about sewing up some shower gifts (paci clips and burp cloths, perhaps?)
In the new year, my first project will be a pincushion for me – since none of mine are very cute, and I NEED a cute pincushion 🙂
I’m a follower thru RSS Google Reader.
I am a follower a couple of different ways-maybe all of them.
I have a baby quilt to make first thing and then a quilt for my grandson’s 3rd birthday.
I’m going to piece my Brit Bee quilt!! Can’t wait!
I am a follower already xxx
I follow you on blogger
I am going to try and make a height chart for my daughter’s bedroom wall.
I am joining in this give away, so pop over and say hi
I don’t know my nex project yet, but I am sure that it will be an UFO…. 🙂 I am used to begin too many works. thank you for this chance to win. hugs
I am super excited, because I have never actually made a quilt, but my church is starting a quilting ministry of some sort right after Christmas and I’m going to learn how to do it – from folks who know! Yay!!! And some accountability so the quilt doesn’t end up in the perpetual UFO pile! 🙂
You know, your blog shows up in my Google Reader, but I am following your blog by Networked Blogs.
I plan on making a quilt for my nephew for his March 1st birthday!
I follow you with GFC.
I’m going to finish my Swoon quilt, and probably make another b/c my dd likes it too!
I follow you on FB
I want to make a Carpenters Star quilt
I am a new follower using google
The first thing I will make next year is a quilt for a dear friend’s daughter.
I follow using google friend connect
I really want to try and make a quilt this year!
follower with google. I’ll have to fix that.
Does finally quilting 3 quilts count? Then I have some cute kid twin quilts in mind. Thanks
I’m a follower through GFC
I just recently moved and my UFO is still packed away in a box
somewhere, so I need to start something new. I was thinking
maybe an art quilt would be fun to try.
My first project in the new year is to make my son a shirt & then get my first quilt finished! Thanks for a chance to win your great giveaway! 🙂
I’m a follower via gfc, networked blogs and just liked you on facebook! 🙂
I am a follower of your blog via GFC
I have a plan all lined out for the new year. No less then one hour of sewing or quilting each day and no less then one hour of handwork and one hour of crochet. It is all about me this year. Thanks for the giveaway. Come on over to Missouri and enter my giveaway.
I follow through GFC but I guess I will have to rethink that.
My plan for the new year is to complete the 4 block of the month quilts that I have worked on this past year and to get ready for my new adventures in sewing and quilting.
I am already a happy follower through Google Reader. :0)
The first thing I plan to work on is to bind two large quilts that I have finished but need only the binding. FIRST thing before I start anything else, that is going to be done. There. I said it. LOL
Thank you for the giveaway!
An infinity scarf for me!
I plan on making some things for me I think. Skirts maybe??
I followed you on Twitter and on Facebook too.
I plan on working on a quilt for my mom.
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Patterns and fabric! Wonderful giveaway! Would love to win that Delighted fabric and the other goodies with it. I plan to start MY quilt. I have finished my son’s and hope to finish my daughter’s by the end of the year. Then it will be my turn using Sunkissed and a pattern from Moda Bake Shop by the other Melissa!
I am a follower and will have to figure out what to switch to since I use Google Reader.
I am a follower. Sounds kind of like a stalker. I cruise blogs every day. I would love to win. Thanks for sharing.
I am hoping to do some appliqué wall hangings. And I accepted the FMQ challenge to learn how to quilt my own stuff using my sewing machine so I hope to work on that the first of the year.
My first project next year is actually a knitting project; I’m going to be making a shawl starting on the first day of the year.
I follow you, I think by RSS
First project next year will be to finish the projects I started this year 🙂
I’m following with GFC
New blouse for myself.
Thx for the chance to win ^^v
I’m a follower!
I will make my step sister something for her new baby, i haven’t decided what yet.
First project of the year: Minoru Jacket from sewaholic.net
I’m a follower via Google reader.
Plan on making 4 blocks for a swap I am in
I just signed up on “networked blogs,” plus I follow you via blogger (I know that’s going away… Booo!), twitter, & Facebook! I’ll check to see if I can follow you via e-mail, too.
I plan on making at least a few quilts since it’s been awhile since I’ve even worked on one!! 🙂
Hubby’s aunt wants me to make twin size quilts for her two grandbabies so I’ve got to get busy!
I am going to make my nephew a quilt. He’s due in February so I have two months to master the techniques!
I plan to finish my first ever quilt!
I’m following on Twitter:)
the first project I will be working on will be finishing the quilt that I have been making for a year now.. gah (but in my defence, it is my first quilt).
My first project is definitely going to be some upcycled wool longies for my son! I love that bright fabric! 🙂
You are one amazing lady as well as a busy one. You have so many giveways. You will make one of your quilters/followers a very happy and contented person. This is going to be a Christmas not t0 be forgotten. Any of your prizes, the darling apron, the stinking cute paper-pieced heart wall hanging, The Quick Brick quilt pattern and last, the 1 lb of high quality scraps. I, myself, like the idea that you are using only high quality scraps. That’s nice to know because I would only use that kind for my personal quilt for me for next year. Go ahead and make some one a very happy quilter. I really hope you get to relax and enjoy Christmas when this is all over for you. Thank you for your generosity. You make this fun.
I am hoping to finish my niece and nephew’s quilts in the New Year. Thanks for the giveaway.
I plan on making last minute, new baby items like car seat cover, changing pad for the diaper bag, play mat, blanket, towels you get the idea.
i plan on finishing up my Red Zinger selvage quilt!
The first project that I make every year is a new ironing board cover.
I’m a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.
I’m a follower via GFC
My first 2012 project will be a baby blanket.
I’ve already started this project, but I hope to finish my brother in law’s wedding quilt! The wedding was in October and I’m very late! So I’d love to finish that up so I can give it to him and his new wife!
Hello! I’ve started following you via Google Reader. Wonderful giveaway!
My first project of the new year will be making masses of pillowcases for myself and my two daughters.
Oh wow – what a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂
I have bene caught off guard way too many times with birthdays and not having a gift at hand, so my first project in 2012 will be to sew up some simple pouches and other ’emergency’ gifts so that I have a stash available. Then I want to try this quilting thing – maybe start with a small quilted pillowcase or something.
Right after the first of the year I will be completing a quilt for my bed! I can hardly wait to begin!
I follow you on Google Friend Connect — get to see what you are up to on Google Reader!
I plan to make a shower curtain for our new bathroom.
I’m your newest follower!
I follow you via your Facebook Fan Page and through Google Reader.
My first project in the new year is going to be making friendship quilts for my two best friends.
Quilt for my future grandchild. Thank you for this give away.
I plan on using up the endless supply of scraps and make some coasters and placemats.
I plan on finishing a twin size quilt for my friend’s baby.
I am sure that I will make a quilt of some sort next year!
My first project will be a pinwheel quilt that I started before I broke my arm in the beginning of November and have not been able to sew on it since. ;(
I plan on making myself some pouches and bags.
I plan to finally make my mom a quilt! Thanks for the chance!
My first project of the new year is a large paper pieced quilt. I am really excited to get started on it. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.
I am a follower via RSS feeds.
a baby quilt for our church quilt ministry. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!
I plan on making a new baby quilt.
I want to make myself a roomy bag and a matching wristlet.
I will start the new year by making a nappy bag for my sister. It has to be done by March and it has to be perfect so I need to get an early start.
My first project in the new year will be busting a bunch of scraps!
I’m a new follower!
I plan on making a twin bed quilt for my son.
I actually AM going to make a quilt for my niece!:)
Thanks for the chance!
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Great giveaway. I really need to finish my son’s shirt muslin.
I’m going to make my friend a camera bag for her birthday present. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
My first project for the new year will be making some throw pillows to use at my daughter’s wedding. There are several sofas in the venue and pillows in her wedding colors would add some pop.
I look forward to knitting a few sweaters in the new year.
I’m a follower through google reader.
I’ve got some charm pack HST’s screamin’ my name… Can’t wait to finish Christmas sewing and attack those!
I need to finish up a load of quilts before I can start anything new.
I plan on making my first ever quilt!
I want to make y girl a new dress
I haven’t really though about what I’ll make in the new year yet. But my son will probably need a new pair of winter pants, so that might be an idea 🙂
I plan on making some picnic blankets for the kids. Was hoping I would make them before Christmas but I am running out of time so I will need to owe them.
I follow through Google Friend Connect.
A mother of the groom dress for my son’s wedding.
I plan on making the little one a circle skirt.
I plan to finally finish a quilt I started about this time last year. I was making it for me, but now I think I will be selling it.
I’m going to make some clothes for my girls. Thanks for the giveaway!
Most probably a baby quilt or a bag 😀
I’d love some ‘Delighted’ – Thanks for the chance!
I follow 😀
Next year I plan a new quilt for my mom 🙂
I follow (Google Reader) 🙂
I plan to make a couple of lap size quilts and give myself a break from the big ones. Never works though. I like them so much I just make them queen size anyway. Thanks for the opportunity.
I plan to make 2 quilts for my son and DIL. Thanks for the chance to win
I am a folower wonderful prize offering
First thing Ill make next year is a dress for my sister.
I’m a new follower. google connect.
I plan on making/altering clothes to fit my growing belly, and some baby stuff for our first little one coming in april.
I’m a follower through google friend connect!
I plan to make some curtains.
Thanks and Merry Christmas!
winterwrens at gmail dot com
I want to make a shopping cart cover for my granddaughter.
I’m going to make a quilt for my new niece or nephew due in March.
I plan on making some clothes for my grandson – he is growing so fast!
Just spent some time looking through your tutorials – I love them!
I follow via email.
I am going to make my daughter a quilt for her new toddler bed.
I might attempt my first quilt.
I’d like to make a matching set of dresses for my daughters and their American Girl dolls as my first projects of 2012.
My first project will be a New Years day mystery! Love them!
Hopefully a quilt
I really like the tutorial you have for applique on the cheap!! Great idea. I’ll be back to look at more later.
The first thing I plan to make in the new year is a fabric postcard for a New Year’s Swap that will be due the first week of January. I’m also currently working on 40 fabric postcards for birthdays next year and if I don’t finish by the end of December then for sure I’ll finish them the first week of January.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I have a quilt that I need to complete in the new year….the top is almost done but has had to wait due to Christmas sewing. Maybe your fabric will find its way into the quilt.
I’m a new follower
I’d like to start on my handmade gifts for 2012 in January so I’m not finishing everything up last minute like I will be this year. The only problem is I have no idea what I want to make for next year’s gifts. If I haven’t come up with anything yet by January I’ll likely finish up the sofa cushion covers that have been in my pile for 2 years.
I plan to make a backpack to carry a dolly for my daughter’s birthday.
I plan on making myself a cross-body purse, and a quilt for a friend of mine.
Great prizes! So much fun! I plan to make a quilt for my daughter. Thanks for the great giveaway!
I plan on making some totes! Thanks for the giveaway!
I plan to make a framed clutch for me
I follow via facebook
The first thing I am going to make in teh new year is a baby quilt – I am going to be a Grandma.