Sunday, December 9, 2012

Quilting Gallery blog hop

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways







Yes, I have bitten this time to participate in a blog hop. It's how I got started writing my own. Last spring I read all the blogs that Michelle from the Quilting Gallery had for that hop, and I thought I could do the same. Writing on a continual basis was too much for me, and so the posts have been sparse. But I am enjoying seeing all the wonderful things that people make. Lots of quilts, bags, and other goodies are displayed among all. I've just finished participating in a swap thru fb, and even there, the groups have lots of new things I want to explore.



One of the table runners I did for a swap


I basically do alterations and the making of new clothes as a business. Just last week I started and finished a skating dress for my 16 yr old. She didn't have a dress to wear for her dance test, or so she claimed. It was a simple dress made with some of the material I already had in my sewing room.  I've also included some pictures of things I've made the last couple of months


The skating dress: simple, but elegant on her!
Love making pj's of any size for family













A small crocheted doily

A totebag made quite a while ago


















A sweatshirt with a pillow top pattern behind it, and then cut out for effect
























I am also giving away some fat quarters for this hop.  This giveaway is open till the 15 of December and I will ship internationally. I would really prefer it if you also became a follower. However, it is not a prerequisite! Thanks for your visit on my blog, and have fun hopping the other ones.




The fat quarters being given away for this hop













 

109 comments:

Karen M said...

How am I the first one? I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win fabric.

Emily C said...

Awesome fabric. Love the colors.

Barb said...

Good morning! I admire your ability to make clothes. My lack of ability in sewing clothes is what lead me to quilting - it's so much easier, and the pattern fits every time, teehee. Great fat quarter collection - I'm sure I could put every one to good use. I'll follow you - come check out my blog over at Mountain Quiltworks.

Pieces to Love said...

Your sweatshirt pillow top is beautiful! I'm hoping to make a leotard or two for my daughter for Christmas. I'm a new follower to your blog. The fat quarters you have chosen are beautiful!

Connie said...

Beautiful fabrics, thanks for a great giveaway. I am already a follower too.

marth225 said...

I am a follower

tiny said...

Hi Maria, greath give away and I'm already a follower of you. Have fun with the blog hop party. Hugs from the Netherlands Tiny
P.S. See on my blog I have also a give away.

Peg said...

Oh, pretty! I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance!

hueisei said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Claire said...

I think it is great that a blog hop inspired you to blog. It takes a while to write regularly--even now I often miss my goal of once a week.

Laurel09 said...

Nice fabric - I especially think the blue on the bottom of the stack is very pretty! Thank you for the chance to win!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

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Lindos tecidos,obrigada por abrir internacional.


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Natasha said...

love the colors you are giving away.

Anonymous said...

I do like the colors
Bonnie
rbfern@triton.net

barb said...

I am a proud new follower. I used to make clothes until i discovered quilting and that was it for me. Thank you for a great giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

Angie said...

I'm following :D

M. E. Stephens said...

Hi, I enjoy sewing clothing also, and I've dabbled in refashioning a little. I also enjoy quilt making.
:-)

Lia*s Handmades said...

Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win! :)

Joyatee said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I love those fabrics.

Sandra said...

I am a follower and enjoy myself while visiting. Fat quarters are always welcomed and can always find a way to use in a quilt or table runner. Thank you for giving all of us a chance to win. By the way, all of your quilty items are exceptional. Wishing you Happy Holidays.

Gill said...

What a great giveaway!
I'm a new follower!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Nice giveaway!! This is so much fun - to meet new poeple and to see new blogs! I grew up in Ontario - near Ottawa and then Toronto. Cheers for the chance!

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower - thanks for the chance to win.

CLS said...

Thanks for the opportunity. Great job on the skating dress!

CaroleM said...

I get being too busy to blog! That's alright, real life is more important :)

Anya said...

Pretty! Thanks for the chance!

Nita said...

Nice to meet you! I'm visiting all the Canadian blogs on the Quilting Gallery blog hop. I'm in the Yukon at www.nitadances.com. Happy Christmas!

Kate said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Judy B said...

Beautiful skating outfit, you daughter is very lucky. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Pink Scissors Design said...

Beautiful work on the sweatshirt!

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

BizyStitches said...

I decided to follow you fun blog. I tried to start a blog but didn't get very far. Lovely fabric giveaway. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

Patty said...

Your sewing projects are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. A gal can always use more fat quarters. I want to make some table runners for each season this coming year.

Heather J said...

Like Nita, I am also visiting the Canadian blogs. I am in ON. Love the fabrics you chose.

Needled Mom said...

I have always loved clothing construction. Your giveaway has such pretty fabrics.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the fabric. Thanks for the opportunity on a great prize and have a very Merry Christmas. bonnielarson58@gmail.com.

Joyce Carter said...

I really love those fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Heather said...

Great job on the skating dress. I've failed at making leo's several times. I'm a new follower.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

So many projects, thanks for the tons of inspiration.

Betty B said...

I do love fat quarters! Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Beautiful fabrics... thanks for a chance to create with them!

Tammy said...

I am a new follower. Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sallie said...

Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Sis-O said...

Love the vibrant colors of the FQs. I wish I could sew other than straight lines (such as clothes). Thank you.

Katkat said...

Nice fat quarters!!!!

KRubin said...

I love the green and the blue fabric! They are beautiful colors!

Lisa Cox said...

The little pj's are so cute!!! Just love your fabric choices.

Lil Bean / CraftyHourMom said...

That skating costume is great! Nice work. I love to make clothes too, mostly for my kids, though on occasion for me too. Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!

Mommarock said...

You do lovely work. Thank you for a chance to win in your giveaway.

Eva said...

Love the colors of these fabrics. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful colors .Thanks for the chance to win them

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance. I am follower from Italy. hugs Alessandra

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance. I am follower from Italy. hugs Alessandra

Vicki H said...

I envy those that can sew clothing. I tried once, but didn't turn out well at all. Thanks for the giveaway

sandy said...

Hello there: Thanks for the great blog Hop prize, very generous of you. I am going to become a Sandyfollower as soon as I post this.

Hilachas said...

What a generous giveaway. I want to thank you for the opportunity to win.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great projects...thanks for the giveaway

jmniffer said...

These fabrics are wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance to win them. I liked your sweatshirt with the cut out design, what is that called? I would like to look for a tutorial/pattern on how it is done.

jmniffer said...

I forgot to say that I am a new follower.

Mary Marcotte said...

I like these fabrics: even had some of the green but I've used it up. Thanks for participating in the blog hop party.

Beth said...

That is a beautiful collection of fat quarters!

gtcoursey said...

Thanks so much. I am now a follower.

Rachelle said...

I love that fabric. I started by sewing garments for my family and myself, moved onto knitting and now knit and quilt and am getting back to clothing too.

Kaynik said...

Wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

Tanya said...

Thanks for chance to win. I'm a new follower.

Vivian said...

Thanks for the chance! I really like that selection of fabrics, I've even made a quilt with similar ones!

Julie Fukuda said...

I like your background. If you visit my blog you will know why.
Your projects are as lovely as they are varied

RoseMary said...

I follow your blog now, would love to hear about your work in the greenhouse also.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Coffee Break Whatever said...

Sounds like you have been busy! I have a busy year planned already..and these fat quarters will be great for my projects!!!!
Thanks for the chance!
Cheri
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
(or the Google one!)

Kess said...

What great fabrics! They'd work really well in my crazy quilt I'm working on. Thanks for the giveaway!

quilt chick said...

Such beautiful rich colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

rutigt said...

The iceskating dress you sew for your daughter is lovely! I hope she likes it :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Anonymous said...

I love your sweatshirt. What a great effect
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Janet said...

You are quite the seamstress! Thanks for a chance to win the nice fat quarters.

Abbigail said...

What a nice giveaway!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Vickie said...

I'm a follower now. Very nice fat quarters!

Stephanie said...

thanks for sharing your projects

Tresa Panetta said...

Great giveaway & thank you for the chance to win. Seasons Greetings!

joyce said...

Lovely fabrics.

Dolores Fegan said...

what a great give away! Am a new follower.

Faith said...

Do enter me in your lovely giveaway, you have done some beautiful work

acrylicss@aol.com

Mhairi said...

As someone who loves to sew clothes I was thrilled to find your blog on this hop. I will be following you and I look forward to seeing more of the alterations you do.

Lyndsey said...

Your clothes items are lovely. Why do daughters always claim to have nothing to wear? I still love making clothes for my daughters even though they are grown up.

Kathy H said...

I certainly admire anyone who can do alterations. I have sewn for my children when they were little and do mostly quilting now. The doily is beautiful too. I am a follower.

Mrs.Pickles said...

thank you for the chance to win.

Carla G said...

Love all your items - especially the sweatshirt! That is sooooo cool! I love to sew for my boys too! And they love to go to the fabric store or shop my stash for fabric for something for them. Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous fabric! :) I'm a new follower too!

vicki said...

Love the fabric. I am a follower. thanks for the giveaway, merry christmas

Sara ypunto said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
saruqa at gmail dot com

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Lovely work. Good for you being a blogger, I'm afraid it would take too much time but I may jump in one day.

Nanbon44 said...

I just love the sweatshirt...

Sue said...

Great work. Thank you for joining in the giveaway>

Val said...

I just love that little tote bag. Great give away.

VeeBee said...

Hi. Well, even if you don't post often, at least you started a blog, which is something! Thanks for sharing!

skelly said...

Nice projects! I wool become a follower.

TheStylishHome said...

Your daughter is fortunate to have an endless closet at her disposal *grin* Lovely fabrics

Cassandra said...

I like your table runner. Very pretty!
Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

Beth Strand said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

Mother of four said...

i am a new follower and love to see clothes being made/altered... Mother of four with ways to save money needed my blog title shoulld read!

thanks Janey x

Abby said...

Thanks. They are great colors.

Nancy M. said...

Just started following. Thanks for the chance to win.

Peggy said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win some nice fabric FQ.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Richard Healey said...

I am a blog follower

Carmen Nuland said...

You do beautiful work - I would love to know where you found the pattern for that doily.

HanneLinen said...

Beautiful fabrics, thanks for the chance to win them.

Eileen said...

Beautiful Fabrics! Thanks for the chance!

bohemiannie! art said...

I can't imagine how you find time to blog AT ALL with your children and business. I'm impressed. Your projects are all wonderful. Keep at it!

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Your sure a good seamstress. Love the fabrics your offering on your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to maybe win.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Susan said...

Thanks for participating. Blog hopping is so much fun! Who wouldn't appreciate a few more pieces of pretty fabric for their stash?!

Susana said...

El traje de patinaje me encanta.
Mi hija patina sobre ruedas ,pero no fui capaz de hacerle su traje para esta fiesta de fin de año.
Gracias por la oportunidad internacional de su regalo Maria.

Karen O said...

Pretty fabric. My Aunt is a seamstress, so it is great to see another following in her steps.