Thursday, November 5, 2009

What Would You Do If You Won This?

Would you simply bind the 24" little quilt and call it good as a table topper? Maybe you could turn this quilt into a mini Christmas tree skirt?

Would you keep it or would you use it as a head start on your Christmas gift giving?

This little quilt has been sitting unfinished long enough. It was one of those little tops I used to "practice" some longarm quilting techniques on. I did say the word practice! Do not look for perfection! What do you want for free?!

Tell me what you would do if you won this little quilt and spread the word willingly on your blog. I'll be sure to go have a look if you tell me you posted so that I can give you an additional name in the hat. Oh and one more thing; the folks who visit my blog and comment regularly get an extra advantage! I have decided to put your names in the hat if you commented on any of my last two post before today's date. I just think that is fair, don't you?
It is up to you to see if you have won. I'll post my winner sometime Monday, the 9th. Best of luck!
Little Update: Several have commented about this being a patriotic quilt with blue...sorry to disappoint. My photography does not show true color of black, green and reddish color.


117 comments:

Sherri said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I'd definitely use it as a table topper!

Quilt Rat said...

My living room is that eggplant colour so it would have to be a table topper.........then again I might just have to put it up on the wall........either way I'd be just a little selfish and keep it myself, although I would be generous enough to allow others to enjoy it's beauty

P.S. Love that you are including comments from previous posts ;-)

dj said...

I LOVE mini quilts. I would put a hanging sleeve on the back and hand it on the wall where I rotate little quilts.

I visit your blog whenever you post because I LOVE your quilting. It inspires me. Come visit me at dreamworthyquilts.blogspot.com.

LeKaQuilt said...

What a beutiful quilt! I woud love to have it in my living rom as an table topper :O)

Loris said...

Hmmmm...that's a beautiful little quilt. I would be inspired to share it with a friend but overwhelming tempted to use it as a table topper for my own home.
Either way...the quilting is wonderful. I think your practise worked :-)

Carol said...

Oh Mary it's so pretty...I would use it as a table topper.

Lizzie said...

Lovely quilt. I would be honored to own it. Please put me in your drawing.

Lizzie

Fiesta said...

Mary I would use it as a topper or wall hanging. I love the colors and I do not have anything in this color scheme here.

WoolenSails said...

I think it would make a great table topped and I also use a lot of table top trees, so would look great under one of those too. Would look nice on a wall too.

You can see I am wishy washy, lol. Today I finally got some cleaning done and moved some table toppers around to give it a new look.

Debbie

Puddle of Grace said...
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Puddle of Grace said...

I love love love your little quilt! I just might use it as a table topper for a mini christmas tree that I was going to put up with my three little kids... my hubby is in Afghanistan and I was thinking how fun it would be to make a special 'Daddy' tree with them! Of course it would be quite patriotic and your mini quilt would just make it wonderful!
Oh, and I posted you on my blog!

call me crazy said...

It's beautiful! I would use it during the summer on my little table. :-)

Kim said...

Is it possible to win one of your giveaways twice in a row? I'm going for it! To be perfectly honest, it you send that quilt to me there is NO WAY I am going to part with it. No way...I'd bind it, hang it in my home and treasure it! Keeping my fingers crossed here. :-)

Jenna Z said...

Table topper for sure! I just couldn't bring myself to chop into it to fit it around a tree!

Barb said...

It would be such a beautiful tree skirt for my feather tree which is on a corner table in my dining room--perfect colors! I am blogging about this tonight!

Debbie said...

I would put it in a place where it can be enjoyed by all. I think a wall quilt. Please enter me!

Joyful Quilter said...

A table topper AND a tree skirt, only under the tree...and I have the perfect primative Xmas tree to set on top of it. I would love something you quilted, even if it was practice. I'll post about your giveaway tonight.

Terry said...

What a pretty little quilt! You don't have to put my name in the hat if you don't want to since I won from you before! But I think I'd use this as a Christmas gift if I won. It would make a lovely table topper just the way it is! :0)

why not sew? said...

I would use it a wall hanging. I love it!

Millie said...

Mary, I love red and it will be a perfect table topper in my home. For this beauty I will add a binding and keep it for myself. Now that sounds really mean not to give it away, but I will make other quilts for gifts and keep this one. The quilting is gorgeous.

Rita said...

This pretty quilt would look perfect in my sewing room! Thanks for chance to win.

Cara said...

I'd use it for a tree skirt...or tree mat anyway. Looks great.
I'm happy to spread the word

PunkiePie said...

Darn! I wished I kept up with my blog reading the last few days! Work just got in the way.

It's beautiful and I would use it as a table topper for sure! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! It would be a table topper in my house. The quilting looks great! I always visit your blog.

Nancy E

PunkiePie said...

Blogged here!

http://misspunkiepie.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-alert.html

Cora said...

I love the patriotic look of it. I'd hang it in my sewing room for inspiration.

miniaturequilter said...

I would use it as a wallhanging (with 3 boys i am hesitant to use anything as a tabletopper!) I think I would have to keep it although a friend of mine (non-quilter) loves the same types of quilts and would want it too!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. I would use it as a table topper, but I also have a spot where I think it would as a wallhanging.

Delightful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Needled Mom said...

I'd use it as a table topper or a mini hanging. Very nice.

wendyytb said...

It is gorgeous! If I won it I would paint my kitchen in colours that complimented it! I am afraid I could not part with it!

Crystal Karley said...

What would I do? The first thought that came to me was how pretty. The second thought was it would be a great preemie quilt for Project Linus and that is what I would do with it. I would donate it to my local chapter of Project Linus.

Wendy said...

If that was my quilt, I would use it as a table topper. That's your practice piece, awesome quilting.

Barb said...

That would make a wonderful table topper!!!

Danielle said...

Table topper, for sure...wait. Maybe a wall hanging?... or across the back of my living room chair?...and it would be super cute as a tree skirt! Oh, the choices!

Barb said...

I am back....I blogged about your giveaway...on my left sidear...thanks for this opportunity!!!

paulette said...

The sunflower picture that I hung over my electrical switch box fell off and broke and it looks hideous now. This is the area between the living room and kitchen so EVERYONE sees it! I NEED something to cover it with so if I owned that lovely little (perfect size!!)quilt I would hang it on that wall. Everyone would ooohhhh and auhhhhh it as they would pass and they would NEVER guess that underneath it is a hideous electrical box! It would be the perfect solution to my problem... By the way love your blog!
Take care! Paulette

onlymehere said...

I'm really selfish bz I'd keep this all to myself! I definitely have a weakness for stars in quilts and I have the perfect place to use this as a table topper. The colors would be perfect there too! You've designed it like it was meant to be in my home! I love it. Cindy

onlymehere said...

I just did a post on your give-away that is scheduled to post tomorrow morning after 9:00. It's too pretty not to give myself another chance at winning :)

AnnieO said...

Well, aren't you sweet! I would definitely want to use it as a tabletopper or wallhanging. Too pretty to cut up or cover with presents!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh, I think I would finish it up and use it as a wall hanging in my porch office.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Well, since I haven't been quilting long enough to have a big collection of my own (18 months), I would definitely be selfish and keep it for myself. A table topper for sure if had it, the colors are so beautiful and it would be great on my kitchen table. Yup, I'd have to go the selfish route. I'm so bad, lol. I don't have a blog so I hope I still qualify for an entry. All the same, GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

Pat said...

I love it! I would use it as a table topper where everyone could see it. Give it away....NEVER!!

bingo~bonnie said...

Oh how cute! I can't believe you are gonna part with it... If it came to live with me, I'd bind it and hang it up in my sewing room as I've just started making minis and swapping thereby starting a collection of them ;)

love your Polaroid style photos by the way - how did you do that??? too cute! ;)

Love from Texas! I've visited you many times before and already a follower... thanks again! ~bonnie

Jacque said...

I Love it!! It would be a great centerpiece for my table!

Janet said...

Wow a quilt giveawy, how very generous. I know someone who would die for that wee quilt and so probably, I'd gift it.

Copper Patch said...

It's have to be a little wall hanging for me. I've lived in my house for over a year and haven't managed to get anything up on the walls.
Nice giveaway.
Abbe :)

Sam said...

Greetings from Albany, Australia. The colours in the quilt are lovely and would look great in my bedroom. I would put it on display in my bedroom; it would look great. Thanks so much for making this possible. Sam s.downes@murdoch.edu.au

*karendianne. said...

Me? Well I'd hang it up in my home to go with my other little quilts. I'd enjoy it all year long. No table topper here. Nope. I bend all regular rules. That's just how I roll...

Carrie P. said...

Well, Mary if you are giving that quilt away I would use it as a table topper. I have the perfect table for it.

Carrie P. said...

I just put a link on my blog for your giveaway too.

Cindy said...

Oh my word, Mary, are you sure abou this? I'd definitely keep it for myself. Who wouldn't want one of your "pieces of art"? You're a talent and I've admired you and your work since I "blog-met" you some time ago. It would proudly adorn my table.

I put your very special gift announcement on my blog - but did so reluctantly....LOL I was hoping to keep this giveaway TOP SECRET!!

Lynn said...

A table topper for me - that's what I'd do with it. Fun giveaway - thanks for doing it!

DianeH said...

Hi! I now follow you. I would use this little beauty as both a table topper and tree skirt as my little tree sits on top of my tv cabinet.
I would keep this gift for myself as I have been a good elf and have been sewing for everybody else but me. Thanks for a chance and I'm looking forward to catching up with you.

SandyQuilts said...

It's adorable. I'm afraid I'd have to keep it for myself. I have the perfect side table for it in my living room. thanks.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

It would be a wonderful table topper, or a patriotic display on a small quilt rack.
Quilts are always on my receivers list, so yes Christmas giving is a real possibility. Sweet giveaway!

Teresa said...

If I were to win that lovely patriotic wall hanging I would, of course, be sooooooooooooooo grateful for your generosity and woud stand and sing "God Bless the USA!

It would be a part of my summer decorations for years to come - probably hanging in a special place in my kitchen where I hang seasonal Wall hanging.

Joyce said...

Beautiful as a wall hanging in my house! We have empty walls and I love the design and colors.

I just found your blog awhile back and will visit more often to see your eye candy. Your quilting is wonderful. Please put me in your drawing.

Love 2 Quilt said...

That is gorgeousl I would use it as a table topper!

onlymehere said...

The blog about the give-away just posted so please give me anothe entry!! YAY!

Vickie E said...

I would use it as a topper for sure. Love the quilting in it.

Vickie E said...

i blogged it! http://midohioknitter.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-alert.html

Lisa said...

I love your little quilt, it is beautiful! I am getting ready to re-do my kitchen in red white and blues and i would use it as a wall hanging! Also, I am posting about your give-away on my blog http://candlelitequilter.blogspot.com/. Have a wonderful weekend!

Serena said...

It's beautiful! Definitely would be a gift since I have zero time for homemade presents (something our family agreed to a few years ago). I love admiring your work!

QuiltSue said...

IF I could bear to part with it, I would give it to my sister, who already has her Christmas decs up! On the other hand, I might just have to keep it for myself, it is lovely.

Wilma NC said...

I would definitely use it as a table topper!!! It is beautiful.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful! I think I would turn it into a tree skirt since I still do not have one.

Michelle said...

I would love to win it so I can put it on my table! Or would I get it ready to hang on my wall? Thanks for a great giveway!

Anonymous said...

I would use it for a wall hanging or for my kitchen table. Thanks for the chance to win a GREAT giveaway!
teresa@thepricecompanies.com

Meredith said...

I would give it to my grandmother. She could use it as a mini tree skirt. Since she is older now and we have moved her out of the big house. I could give it to her with a miny decorated Christmas tree. Since now she no longer has a big tree to go with her big house. This way she could have a christmas tree and some holiday decorations.

Michelle said...

I just love mini quilts. I'd either hang it or use it on my coffee table.

Mandy said...

I love it! My nan made me a tree skirt a few years ago, so I'd use it for a table topper.

I'd keep it for me just because I'm starting to collect nice Christmas things for my new home that we're hoping to have in the next couple of years!!!

Cornfield Quilter said...

Oh, I would definately put binding on this little darling and save it as a Christmas Table Topper! How sweet of you to give this wonderful little quilt away to another happy home. :D

Sarah Star said...

I think it's pretty, even for a "practice" piece! :) I would give it to my uncle after converting it to a tree skirt-he's a Korean War vet, and he has a 3ft tree in his office decorated in red, white, and blue ornaments every holiday.

Lesauri said...

Just love the colours and flying geese are my favorite. I would use it as a table topper. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

julieQ said...

I would definitely keep it. Bind it by hand, run my hands, admiring the stitches and loving it for many Christmas's to come.

Jeanne said...

I would bind it and donate it to the Habitat for Humanity Quilt Auction next spring. Thanks for the opportunity.

busymom said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would use it as a table topper or I might just give it to one of my friends. I have many that do not quilt, but love using them in their homes.

Karen said...

No matter the color, it would go in my dining room.

Mary said...

Oh it is really really beautiful! I would use it as a table topper too! Hugs, Mary

call me crazy said...

I posted! :-) Thanks for the chance!

Bridget B said...

I would use it as a table topper- love the colors.

Sandy said...

Isn't it funny that you are your own worst critic on your quilting and everyone, including me, wants it anyway!! Happy Friday!

Wendi said...

I love this quilt...I would hang in my master bedroom to matchmy purple and green room!!!! It is gorgeous. I dont think I could part with it.:)

Great blog!!! I am a follower!!

Wendi
www.justkeepstitching.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Definitely as a table topper....and I'd be very pleased to have anything quilted by you (practice piece or not!!!) I was away for 4 days and will need a few days to catch up on posts made while I was gone, but you know I comment here regularly...and if you didn't post every day while I was away, I probably do have a comment on one of those two posts!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oh, what a nice little quilt. Someone is going to be very lucky to win one of your treasures! You're so sweet!

Heather said...

I think that is so pretty! I would use it as a wall hanging for christmas! Or even make it and give it as a gift. But it would definately be a cute wall hanging.

EJ180 said...

If it were me, looks like a great start to Christmas. Your quilting is wonderful.

Kim D. said...

Love the mini quilt, I would use it as a table topper or a wallhanging on the wall. Thanks for the chance to win.

arlette said...

It's a gorgeous quilt, I love love love it, I'll use it as a table topper, no problem for me if it isn't finished yet, I blogged about this cutie qult http://arlette0521.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-would-you-do-if-you-won-this-well.html just hope the cutie wants to live with me as well!

rebecca said...

I think in any color it is still beautiful. I love the fact that you are giving away an old practice piece. If I won, I would keep it and be inspired to practice my machine quilting as I would love to get better to be able to do more than just stippling. I would hang it in my sewing room and admire it. I would also show it to my non-blogging friends and inspire them. I really want to be able to do designs like pro's. My long-term goal is to make beautiful heirloom type quilting. I would love to post on my blog. thestitchedsampler@blogspot.com

gill said...

i would put it on my hall table so everyone could see it!!

gillwatson@mailbox.co.uk

Barbara said...

Wow, this would be a wonderful table topper for me! Thanks for the chance. :)

peggy said...

WOW 92 people wanting that cute tabletopper....I think since it's already done I'd use it on my big square table as a topper....
Peggy in NJ

Kim said...

This would be a beautiful table topper for me - Thanks!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Jacque. said...

You don't need to enter me in this giveaway...I've won 2 giveaways recently and don't want to be a pig. BUT, wanted to let you know that this is gorgeous...quilting practice or not!

Cathi said...

It is gorgeous! I'd use it as a table topper!

Courtepointe said...

This would be a wonderful inspiration to me to hang in my sewing room! I love the coulours!
Thank you for the generous giveaway!
Courtepointe

soggibottom said...

WHY AM I ALWAYS AT THE BOTTOM?

I would only Frame such art work ladies...sorry, to beautiful to get spoilt and dusty....

Kathie said...

I would hang it on my wall of little quilts I will have soon!
Thnaks, I LOVE little quilts :)
Kathie

isa & marta said...

Bellísimo miniquilt, lo pondría en mi mesa pequeña del recibidor, sería un lugar de jerarquía.

Barbieann said...

it definitely would be used as a table topper or even as a wall hanging. The idea of it being a tree skirt is nice but the presents would cover the design. The pattern is cute and it needs to shine.

Elin Synnøve said...

What a beautiful quilt! I would love to have it in my living room as an table topper or perhaps give it away to my oldest daughter :O)
Hugs from Elin S in Norway

Karen said...

This is a cutie. I'm surprised you're giving it away! Hmmm. What would I do with it? I have a small desk just off my kitchen which I would put it on. I would put it at an angle so the point hangs over the edge of the desk. Yes, that would be very pretty! Thank-you Mary for having a special give away!!

susan said...

That's beautiful! I'd have to use it as a tabletopper. Your quilting is incredible - it really does make the quilt.

Sue Cahill said...

I would add your little lovely to my collection of mini-quilts. It would be a very nice addition.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Annette said...

Such a cute quilt. I would use it as a wall hanging so it could be enjoyed by all.

Debi said...

Mary, how adorable, I really love wall hangings. I would finish it and hang it on my office wall.

Anonymous said...

SO SWEET!
Thanks so for sharing!
It has to be bound and hung as wall hanging and I have just the right place for it! Love,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

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