Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scrap-Basket Sensations Book Winner!

Look at the stack of books being given away! One is going to my lucky winner! Woo Hoo! But first....
This weekend was marathon piecing and quilting for me. Many of you asked how am I doing it so fast? Well I can honestly say that my DH was away this weekend so all I've done is quilt to my heart's content! Late last night I finished getting the sashing and post sewn on the blocks. Mind you that I am not a late night quilter but I think the coffee I had earlier in the evening may have taken effect on me. Then up early this morning I attached borders, loaded the backing and started quilting.

Here is a close up view of quilting. I used a swirly maple leaf sort of design because it mimics the border and backing. Every bit of this fabric has been in my stash for YEARS! The backing is a very good quality Thimbleberries flannel that I purchased way back in the 90's. This is going to be one very comfy cozy lap quilt!
TA DA! My son is holding up my nearly finished Scrap-Basket Paddle Wheels quilt. Once I bind it will go into the wash for a good crinkle! I'm telling you!! If you have scraps you want this book!
Here is a photo just because. "Blessings from the Hollow" quilt hangs on the couch in my living area.
Now for the moment you've been waiting for right?!
My winner is VALERIE Z who said: This book is perfect for collecting all the wonderful jelly rolls out there! Civil war fabrics are one of my favorites and my stash is just waiting to make all the patterns in this book! Wonderful reading your "tour" today - and you're right housework can wait!
Congrats Valerie Z I'll email you and pass your name on to Kim Brackett so she can sign your winning copy of Scrap-Basket Sensations!
There are still many opportunities to win your signed copy! Go to Kim's blog, Magnolia Bay Quilts for the list of blogs and dates!
Thank you Kim Brackett for this absolute fun book! I've now enjoyed making four quilts from this book! I think the most I've ever made from any of the quilt books I own.

51 comments:

LibbiesHome said...

Absolutely love how the paddle wheel quilt turned out! I love my book and am looking forward to getting started on using up some scraps - and maybe a couple of random jelly rolls I've collected "just because I liked 'em". :)

Sue said...

Oh congrats to the winner! Sweet:)

I think it's great that you used fabrics from a way back. This book just sounds like it's a great way to use up some stash. You know, we have to use up the old to bring in the new :D

Blessings!

JayTee said...

love the quilting you did on your quilt...it really adds to it

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Congratulations Valerie.

Love how you have the quilt hanging from the back of your couch. Tucked in nice and snuggly.

Darlene said...

Another one done - woohoo!!!

Congratulations to Valerie Z - she's going to love her new book.

JCnNC said...

Another winning pattern - the quilt is really nice and does sound so cozy with the flannel on the back. Congratulations, Valerie - really good book. The rest of us will just keep trying. Judy C

Quilt Azubi said...

Congrats to Valerie !! :))
have fun !!

and congrats to the beautiful Quilt you made !! :))

Kat

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow! I can't believe you got that paddle wheel quilt done and quilted! Good for you!

Miki Willa said...

Your quilt looks great. I really love the one on the back of your couch. I will just have to go out and buy this book, I can see.

Gene Black said...

Congrats to YOU on finishing and ValerieZ on winning the book

Rita said...

Love the Paddle Wheel quilt, Mary. I'll have to add it to my to-do list. Congratulations to the winner!

Impera_Magna said...

The paddle wheel quilt looks fantastic... and what a great idea to back it with flannel! Definitely going to be a very cozy quilt!

Valerie Z said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't tell you how excited I am to be the winner of this marvelous book! My husband was waiting for me when I returned from running errands to tell me! Just thrilled! Mary, you are the greatest! Valerie

Ariane said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!!! Congrats to the winner!!

Carol said...

How nice that you got your Paddlewheel quilt all done. It turned put great, love the quilting stitch you chose. Congrats to Valerie. Your Blessings quilt looks so nice hanging on the back of your couch.

Chelle (Dana) said...

Mary, I love your quilting choice. It's perfect for this quilt and girl, you are fast. Can I send my guys to your house, so I can have a weekend to myself and quilt?

onlymehere said...

It's quilting up beautifully! Congratulations to Valerie too! She's a lucky girl for sure.

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Valerie!
Love how you quilted the quilt, really looks beautiful hanging on the couch.

Debbie

Kathie said...

Congrats to Valerie, can't wait to see what quilt she makes from it can you tell us her blog address?
thanks
Kathie

Becky said...

Congrats to Valerie! Love that you are using fabric from your stash. I'm loving all the quilts I'm seeing from patterns in Kim's new book!

Pat said...

Congrats to Valerie Z. Your latest scrappy quilt looks wonderful. I"m sure it will feel so nice to snuggle under that with its flannel backing and after it's all crinkly from being washed and dried.

Tonya said...

those quilts are beautiful...great job

luv2quilt2 said...

Congratulations to the winner! I love your quilt and can't believe you made it so quickly.

Bari Jo said...

Hi Mary!!!!! Love the quilts you are making - can't wait to get a book for myself!!! Loved the picture of your house, too - and what a great idea to hang a ladder sideways and then drape quilts from it - you are so creative! I finally dug out my sewing room and hope to get another quilt done soon! I'll be in touch! :O) Bari

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations to the winner!
Your quilt is looking great and love the quilting Mary!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Mary - it's lovely, just lovely! And, I know I say this all the time - but really love the quilting!!! Great job!!

Sue said...

Beautiful quilts! That does look like a good book, and boy do I have the scraps!

Brooke said...

I just love that you started the weekend with a pile of scraps and ended it with a completed (gorgeous!) quilt. Nothing beats that feeling!

Thanks for showcasing such a great new book.

Wendy said...

Wow another quilt pieced and quilted, you'll enjoy snuggling under that one. Congrats to the winner!

Kim said...

You are in quilter's heaven with all those hours of uninterrupted quilting making time! All good. :-D Hurray for Valerie Z! She's gonna love having an autographed copy of SBS.

Janet said...

Congratulations to the winner. I love the quilt on the back of the couch and I always enjoy seeing your quilting.

QuiltSue said...

Congrats to the winner.

I love the paddle wheel quilt, so that's another one on my absolutely MUST make soon list.

Trudi said...

Congratulations to the winner! I'm glad I'm not alone in the marathon quilting weekends! lol gotta love being home alone :) Your scrap paddle is looking wonderful!

Karen said...

Paddle wheel looks fabulous!! And Blessing from the Hollow looks so good in your home. Congats to the winner:).

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Thanks so much for your kind words. And congratulations to Valerie!

I can't believe you're finished with Scrap-Basket Paddlewheel! I'm still pondering my next project, and you've already finished one!

Blessings from the Hollow makes me happy! I love seeing it thrown over the couch.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations fo the winner! Love your Paddle Wheels. That one may be on my to-do list.

Cyndi said...

Congratulations to ValerieZ - enjoy that wonderful book!

Mary, your paddle wheel quilt looks beautiful - you are amazing, my friend! And "Blessings From the Hollow" looks wonderful in your beautiful living room!

Happy Valentine's Day!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Mary said...

As always, a wonderful scrappy quilt.......my favorite kind. There is a certain satisfaction from just using fabrics in your stash.

Millie said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!
Mary, your Paddle Wheel quilt is gorgeous. Do you have the next project ready? I bet you are working on another pattern from Kim's book.

Quilt Rat said...

Congrats to Valerie! Do you wonder now, looking at your quilt, how you could have left those fabrics sit in your stash all this time?
Gorgeous!!!!!

MARCIE said...

Great looking scraps! The home setting is lovely too!

A Plain Path said...

The maple leaf motif is perfect to go with the warmth of the quilt.

Michele said...

Beautiful quilting Mary!! It looks lovely :) Congratulations to Valerie :)

andsewon said...

Awesome finish! Yes it does seem we can get a lot done when the DHub's are out of the home for a spell..hummm.;-)
Love the quilt on the sofa back. A lovely room.
Congrats to your book winner Valerie.
Hugs,
Lola

Barb said...

your quilt looks great! congrats to the winner

Sandra Henderson said...

Congratulations to the winner! I love your quilt and what a lovely home you have! Xo

Sue said...

I can't wait to make a quilt like this. Yours is so beautiful! I went ahead and bought the book because I knew I'd never win a giveaway. I'm loving that I have my copy already. :)

Carrie P. said...

Simply fabulous quilts. Great quilting design.
Congrats to the winner. I still have a chance.

Candace said...

Wow - who would have thought all those scraps would come together into something SO beautiful, Mary! Fantastic finish - and I'm so envious of your quilting!
Cheers!

Quiltmama said...

Hi dear, i love your cozy quilt. And the quilting is perfect. I wish i could do the same. Happy Quilting and kind regards.

Chartreuse Moose said...

Wow, what great looking scrappy quilts! I've got to go hunting for that book...it looks so inspiring! Happy stitching!