Friday, December 16, 2011

SEW CAL GAL’S HOP is GO!ing on HERE!! NOW!

Well TODAY is finally here…it’s my turn to SHOUT OUT the Accuquilt praises in SEW CAL GAL’s Christmas Theme Accuquilt Blog Hop!

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What an honour it is to be on the Blog List with these wonderful quilters…makes me wonder if I’m at the right Party??!!  But regardless, one thing is for sure… I DO LOVE my Accuquilt GO! 

If you are a regular Sweet P reader then you KNOW how much I appreciate, enjoy and yes.. LOVE.. my Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter!  In fact, you are probably sick of hearing about it!!

SEW…I had to come up with an ACCUQUILT  project to feature??…Now what block HASN’T been done before?…hmmmm…this is a hard one…

I REALLY wanted to make the Bountiful Baskets as that is at the TOP of my TO-DO List…but no, it’s been done several time. DARN!!  It will have to wait…

After going through my dies…I came up with this little guy…the Equilateral Triangle..no one EVER talks about him…HE has been left in the DUST!

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So I fired up the GO! and dusted off the Equilateral Triangle die and put him to the test!

This is what I came up with… It’s small..approximately 23”X18”'…

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…AND dang cute!!

Here’s how I made it~

FIRST STEP~  I got out my 1 1/2” die strip cutter and cut out some strips…using my Scandinavian Christmas fabric!  YES, I sacrificed my favourite Christmas Fabric.. SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS!!  This IS a special occasion, after all!  AND the small print was perfect for this project!

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STEP 2~ Sew the strips into groups of three…see picture.

Step 3~ Now comes the Equilateral Triangle Die to the rescue!…I used him to cut the strips into BIG equilateral triangles (or ETs as I will call them)…Lickity Split..DONE!  I also had the ET Die cut out some plain ETs…can you see my stacks..I now have some plain triangles and some striped triangles…

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STEP 4~  Play time…I laid them out into rows…trying different combinations..

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Then lay out your whole quilt and start sewing IN ROWS…

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(Oh..oh…do you see the mistake…one rogue triangle is pointing right!!  …no I didn’t do it in ‘real life’ but it would be easy to do!)

(My apologizes for the LACK  of pictures…I took photos of each stage and then accidently deleted them!! I almost had heart failure when I discovered this several days later!…GONE!! These pictures have been staged using my left-overs!))

It was a fun and easy quilt to make…and very cute!

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Here she is…just layin’ around The Sands…catching a few of those Winter rays…this Snow Birding is not for the weak!! haha

Let’s zoom in for a close-up…can you see how I did the border..see the beige Equilateral Triangles and then the 1 1/2” border…

 

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I BIG stitched hand quilted inside each hexagon using variegated beige perle cotton…

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I love the way the hexagons appear to be floating…

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Now it’s all done and ready for Christmas…

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So there you have it!  My GO!rgeous little quilt…made using the Equilateral Triangle (and the 1 1/2'” strip die)!  Believe me, without the GO! I would have NEVER tackled this quilt!!

Now for the fun part of this Blog Hop..the GIVE AWAY!!  I decided to play Oprah… but without Oprah’s huge budget..:(   I AM giving away some of my FAVOURITE THINGS!  NO…not a GO!…although it IS one of my FAVOURITE THINGS!  I’m leaving THAT up to SEW CAL GAL and our AccuQuilt Sponsor!  But I can swing these FAVOURITE THINGS….

My FAVOURITE Quilting MAGAZINE~Primitive Quilts~P1160600

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE FABRIC..yup it’s Civil War…1/3 yd. cuts…bought at my favourite shop..Calico Horse in Redlands, CA

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A FAVOURITE pair of turquoise EARRINGS made during Beading in the Club House by yours truly….P1160603-1

AND…an old fashioned tin Santa ornament…just waiting to hang on YOUR TREE!

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So if you would like to enter my Give Away here are the RULES…

1.  Leave a comment for ONE ENTRY

2.  If you are a follower leave a SECOND COMMENT saying that you are a follower…I will throw your name into my Santa’s hat one more time!!  That way you can get TWO CHANCES to win!

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Mr. Random Generator will be picking one lucky winner on Monday, December 19th…GOOD LUCK!! And Thanks SEW much for stopping by!!  I hope you liked my AccuQuilt GO! Project!

ALSO~if you haven’t signed up for your 22 FREE ACCUQUILT PATTERNS THEN YOU NEED TO GO! HERE!!  Yup..you heard me..I said FREE!!

Before I GO! I’d like to THANK SEW CAL GAL for hosting this Blog Hop…isn’t she wonderful!!  I swear this SUPER woman never sleeps…she is always hosting something or featuring something FUN!!  If you don’t FOLLOW SEW CAL GAL then you are missing out..BIG TIME!! 

I would also like to thank our sponsor, AccuQuilt GO! for donating a Baby GO! Fabric Cutter!  One VERY lucky Quilter will wake up Christmas morning to find this machine underneath her tree!!  It might just be YOU…but only if you have entered THAT GIVE AWAY over at Sew Cal Gal’s Blog.

Now hurry over to SEW CAL GAL’S BLOG…because more FUN is GO!ing on over there!

Have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and Happy Quilting!~P

196 comments:

Grandma M said...

Thanks for the lovely give away. You make the Go machine seem so easy.

Janet said...

Great giveaway. thanks for the chance.

Janet said...

I'm a follower

Joan said...

Great tutorial and a lovely, little quilt! Thank you for the generous giveaway and Happy Holidays in the sun!

Joan said...

I am a follower.

Natasha said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love your little wallhanging. I have a thing for hexagon shapes!

Natasha said...

I am a follower too!

sunny said...

I've been on the fence about having a GO, but I may have just fallen off! Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Love your project!
Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

sunny said...

And of course I'm a follower!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a nice post...thank you. I have the Go cutter on my wish list...and have been desperately trying to win one here....

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a follower....Merry Christmas you all of you

gill said...

Great quilt! definitely worth sacrificing your scandinavian fabric for!

gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Jan said...

Hi Paulette,
Great little quilt. I bet you were hyperventilating when you discovered you deleted those pictures! You did a great job regardless. Wish me luck.

Michelle said...

Fun! Love what you made with the triangle...love that fabric.

Jan said...

You know I'm a follower.

Michelle said...

And, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, pick me..I love the fabric, and I collect Santa's. I too love that magazine.!!!

Happy Friday...off to get ready for work...ugh...but.one more week and then I am on vacation.

Michelle

Wendy said...

Thank you for the chance to win the give away. I do follow your blog regularly.

Agnes B Bullock said...

LOVE the quilt- you and the other ladies in this hop make the AccuQuilt Go and quilting so easy! I am definitely learning and my quilting is improving- NOw to talk Santa into getting me my own AccuQuilt!

Agnes B Bullock said...

I am also a follower, a brand new one of less than a week's duration!

trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

Delores said...

I'm a follower - of course!!!

Delores said...

Your little quilt is so cute - and using your Scandinavian Christmas fabric!! The giveaway looks great, would love to read the magazine. Thanks for the tutorial.....

Laurel said...

what a beautiful quilt - i've never seen that fabric before, but i think i am in love!

Laurel said...

i'm a follower by subscribing to your rss feed via google reader

Martina said...

Love this quilt! And what a lovely give away! Thanks so much!

Martina said...

I am already a happy follower! Thanks for a second chance!

JoyceLM said...

Amazingly generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I'm a follower. And thanks for the giveaway too.

Mary said...

I am a follower

Mary said...

Would love to win. Love the quilt you made. Great inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win.

Nancy said...

Very cute quilt! And it is sooo Christmasy in the desert! That ET die would really give you some fun patterns. I want a GO! And one of your give aways wouldn't be bad, either. LOL

Kathleen said...

Love my Go. Thought I was done buying dies for a while but after seeing your blog today---I think I need two more!! Thank you for the contest. I read you every day. Merry Christmas.

Kathleen said...

I am definately a follower. I love 'shopping' with you. :-)

wannabequilter said...

I love the quilt and thanks for the give away and all of your great blogs

wannabequilter said...

I am a follower

Sharon said...

Oh this is a wonderful little quilt....and some very nice give-a-ways. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays

Heartsdesire said...

I've been trying to convince myself that I really didn't need a GO! cutter, but after seeing your sweet little quilt and all the other projects on this blog hop, I now know I really DO need one. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway, Paulette. You are so generous.

Sharon said...

Oh i am certainly a follower too..

Heartsdesire said...

I happily follow your blog.

Angie said...

Hey Paulette---that little quilt is adorable---LOVE that tin Santa ornament! I'm a FOLLOWER (and I REALLY wanna win ;D)

Angie said...

;D I really REALLY wanna win!! I've BEEN a follower for a LONG time---and I really wanna make that little quilt (but no GO LOL so I need to figure out how to do it w/o a GO LOL)

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

LOVE the hexi quilt. So ingenious. Would be very happy to see a Go Baby under my tree.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I am a follower and have been for a while.

Nanbon44 said...

I am a follower of your blog

oldecrow said...

Well, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Because I am a loyal follower and I love all your creative ideas, I bought the Accuquilt Go and several dies, now I have to have the triangle! You are killing me! LOL I love your little quilt, and I would love to do a larger throw size.
Have a nice day!
Wanda
Olde Crow Mercantile

Nanbon44 said...

thanks for the tutorial.... I am still leary of Hexagon shape, I like them but haven't attempted them just yet... one day I hope to tackle them

oldecrow said...

Please enter me in your very generous giveaway!
Thanks,
Wanda
Olde Crow Mercantile

QuiltSue said...

I love your project and could see it done in all types of different fabrics for different occasions. Methinks I need to add that die to my list of must-haves now too - Thanks a bunch SP.

Granny Kay said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the ET. Sounds like it would be fun to use.

Jackie said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaways!

Granny Kay said...

Joined your blog and find the previous posts very informative and interesting. Thanks.

Mom C said...

Cute and fun. I love how you sewed strips together and then cut them into triangles. Added depth and interest. Thanks for the giveaway. I collect Santas and always try to find a new ornament each year.

Mom C said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the extra chance.

Anna said...

What a fun post today!!! I'm in and I gotta dust off my GO!!!

Sunnybec said...

Not sure if you would send this to France but I am having a go because I would so love the Primitive Quilt Mag. Thanks Linda

Donna said...

that's a beautiful little quilt! thanks for the chance to win!

Sally said...

I am a follower. This is a very cute quilt. The fabric is wonderful. I know other words to use to say how great this quilt is. I just don't know how to spell without spell checker. lol
SallyKingemail@gmail.com

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your hanging is just gorgeous! I love the tin ornament, what a beauty! Thank you for the chance. :)

Carolyn

Sally said...

Oh, I got carried away. Comment: Love your quilt.
SallyKingemail@gmail.com
Iamafollower.....

SewLindaAnn said...

Love the Scandinavian fabric choice here. The quilt is fabulous, thanks for sharing your work.

Sue said...

Love your sweet quilt and that fabric is wonderful ! Thanks for a chance to win your give away

Sue said...

I am a follower !

Purl Buttons said...

I follow your blog!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every day - it is the first one I check. Would love to be a winner in your give away!
Myrtlesgirl

Purl Buttons said...

Your little hexagon quilt is quite charming.

Deb said...

Cute quilt! That die makes such tiny triangles! I'd love to see one with bigger sizes.

Deb said...

Follower

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute tutorial! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I'm a follower!

Phyllis said...

I love the little quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

Phyllis said...

I am following your blog.

Teri said...

I love the Xmas quilt.....if I don't win the go baby....LOL. I will try this quilt using Hexi's. Much harder, but I think I can make it work.

Teri said...

I am a follower....I have been for a while now....and enjoy your adventures.

SewCalGal said...

OMG, I love your quilt. What a great tutorial. Inspirational. I definitely want to make this soon. Did I say I love it? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

That's the cutest little quilt. I have the Equilateral Triangle die and am going to make one. Great tutorial.
I also subscribe to Primitive Quilting magazine. It's a great magazine. Nice giveaway.

Nancy said...

I follow!

PattyBYoung said...

Cute, cute, cute! thank you!

teachpany said...

That quilt is so sweet. I love the way you cut the strips after sewing. I can see a few uses for that sweet die! Thanks.

teachpany said...

I follow your blog. Thanks!

Synthia said...

Thanks for your pattern Paulette. You've made me aware that I need to add the ET die to my shopping list! Your little quilt is dang cute and looks doable for me.

Synthia said...

It's me again. I'm a follower of your blog, and I'm following you to the desert very soon!! (smile)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I'm a follower

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

What a wonderful way to make hexagons! I love your little quilt.

Kathy MacKie said...

Your Scandinavian Christmas fabric looks pretty special, great job.

Kathy MacKie said...

Am I follower-for sure!

Barbara said...

I love your little quilt, and the
Scandinavian Christmas fabric is perfect for it!

Jennifer Gail said...

Thanks for great chance.

Rosa said...

Your little quilt is awesome.Great job!

Rosa said...

I`m a happy follower.Thanks!

Dee said...

The quilt is way toooooo adoraaaaaaaable. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Dee said...

Oh, and I am a follower:)

Karen said...

Love that you apart of the HOP.
Thank you...Karencg

Karen said...

I am now, and should have been a follower.
karencg

Karen said...

Your project is wonderful - love those hexies.

Karen said...

I've been a follower for a long time :)!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I wish I was laying there on the sand with your little quilt! blessings, marlene

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm a follower. blessings, marlene

ritainalaska said...

love your multicolored hexies and much easier to put-together technique! just right for a table mat or place mat!

JustPam said...

Love your quilt.
Merry Christmas!

JustPam said...

I am a follower.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

very cute quilt, I love the colors too.
Liebe Grüße
Bente - Germany

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I´m your newest follower, happy to be, and you are very welcome to visit my blog too ☺
Thanks for the chance to win!
Liebe Grüße
Bente - Germany

James-Linda said...

HAPPY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

James-Linda said...

LOVE READING YOUR IDEAS!
THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

chefpa said...

I'm a follower!

karamino said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

karamino said...

Im a follower

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You quilt is lovely. Excellent job.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower. Great giveaway

KatheG said...

After all the cutting, you made your quilt look so easy - thanks (and it is really cute). KatheGTN (at) aol (dot) com

KatheG said...

And I'm following you - KatheGTH (at) aol (dot) com

Rick Doyle said...

Please Enter my name in the GA!
DOREEN from mill bay

Rick Doyle said...

Yes I follow!
Doreen from Mill Bay

Sheryl F. said...

I love the stitching you did on your quilt. Fan4may at aol dot com

Sheryl F. said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Fan4may at aol dot com

Back Porch Extras said...

I am now a follower of your Blog
Patty

Back Porch Extras said...

Thanks for a chance to win a prize!
Patty

teresamnj said...

You're right, that little quilt is dang cute! :)

teresamnj said...

Follower! :)

Lesley said...

Your GO!rgeous quilt is that and so much more! I love your fabric choices and your pics( even staged) are great! A wonderful lively tutorial that has me chomping at the bit to start a project when my GO! Baby arrives ! And your giveaway prizes are so wonderful...fingers crossed!

Lesley said...

I'm a loyal follower!

Ariane said...

Your little quilt is gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial and for the wonderful giveaway!!!

Ariane said...

I'm a follower!!!

Teresa said...

I loved your little quilt. It's so Christmassy.

Bonnie said...

Loved your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

Bonnie said...

I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

What a fun and pretty project!

Thanks for the great giveway of your favorite things, too bad you don't like the Lexus, hint, hint!!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

Marsha said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Enjoy your blog.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great tutorial and beautiful little quilt Paulette! I need that triangle die.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Of course I'm a follower.

Sheila said...

Great project using the go cutter,sure woul love to own one. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Sheila said...

I am a follower!

Sallie said...

Very clever!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. Merry Christmas!

VickiT said...

What a beautiful wall hanging and I just love how you've created one of my favorite hexie shapes using that die. So very cool. The hexagon die is on my wish list but I was afraid of spending all that money on something that appears to be so limiting in my mind. But this die is going to create the same look and be very useful for so many other quilt blocks as well that I think it would be a great one to own. Thank you for showing us this. And those fabrics you've used are just beautiful.

I am totally jealous of your snowbird spot, although right now not overly so since here in Northern IL we have no snow at all on the ground and yesterday it was 50 degrees. :) I don't mind winter if the temps jump up to around 50 degrees once in awhile. Tonight though it's already below freezing. Brrr

VickiT said...

The second I hit your blog and saw the hexies I subscribed immediately to your blog via email. And now since reading your post and knowing you are doing a lot of Accuquilt tutorials, or at least talking about them enough that I've since also become a follower as well.

Thank you again for such a great looking wall hanging tutorial. LOVE IT!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Cecilia said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilt. I love hexagons.

Tammy said...

What a sweet little DQ. I'm glad you decided to sacrifice your Scandinavian fabric. Gosh, I don't know which of your favorite things is my favorite thing. They are all wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tammy said...

I'm a Sweet P follower! Oh, yah!

nicolesender said...

The fabric looks great! Just found your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

New GFC follower: nicolesender
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

LauraLee said...

Love your GO!rgeous little quilt! Wish you were giving it away!! Thanks for the great tutorial and for helping with this great giveaway!Have a wonderful Christmas!

lauraleelien at yahoo

LauraLee said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Gail said...

Wow! I think you had one of the best projects. What a creative way to use the die. Good job!

MoeWest said...

Thanks for a chance to win a few of your favourite things. I wish I was Snow Birding too!

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower.

Pat V. said...

I very much approve of your favorite things! This is more fun than watching Oprah.

Pat V. said...

I am a brand new follower of your blog.

Marilee said...

Great wall hanging. I could do that. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

Love your Christmas quilt.. enter me please.

jleibfried@aol.com

Jacqueline said...

And for entry # 2 - yes I am a follower and love your blog

jleibfried@aol.com

Julie said...

What a wonderful give away and I love that quilt. Thanks

Julie said...

I am a new follower. Thanks

Cherry said...

I love your beautiful quilt and great tutorial. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Cherry said...

I am a happy follower now :-)

LeAnne said...

Cute little quilt. Thanks for the tutorial.

LeAnne said...

I am now a follower. Just from the few posts I've seen so far, I am getting some great ideas for future quilts.

Carrie P. said...

I love what you created with your GO! Just beautiful. thanks for the giveaway with all your favorite things.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

sheddy said...

I follow you everywhere. Love your work.

Mom C said...

I'm leaving another comment. Thanks for letting me know. I am a follower and I really enjoy your blog. I've got to stop reading now and get to sewing, those Christmas pjs won't get done with me at the computer!

Donna Joy said...

Thanks or showing us how you use your Accu Go. It sure is faster than rotary cutting. Your quilt turned out beautifully.

Donna Joy said...

I am following you through email, that way I won't miss anything.

Sandy said...

It's so great to see what other people are doing, and get tutorials at the same time.

Sandy said...

And I'm a follower!

Kim C said...

Love your little quilt and great tut. Thanks for the fun and the giveaway! Kim C

Kim C said...

And of course I'm all ready a follower

Mary said...

Your little equilateral triangle quilt is very cute. Thanks for a chance to win!

Mary said...

I am a follower. Your blog is one I must read each day. Thanks for always being there. Merry Christmas!

pbee ... said...

How fun! I don't have a Go!...yet. But Christmas is coming. Lovely quilt and fabric.

Poppyprint said...

THank you for sharing that adorable quilt idea for the equilateral triangle! Love the idea of cutting pieced strips into stripy triangles. Great quilt, Paulette!!

Poppyprint said...

Spending my summer down south vicariously by following you!

quiltmom said...

Hi Paulette,
I don't have a go- I have tried to win one many times without any luck and perhaps it will go on my Christmas list.
It sure looks like a fun tool and very useful for some tasks that require template cutting.
It looks like you are having a fabulous time down south and creating up a storm there.
Regards and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas season,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I am pretty sure I am a follower- for sure I have you on my blog list.
I am poking along getting ready for Christmas,
Regards,
Anna

free indeed said...

Love that llittle quilt! I have cut out some equilateral triangles the hard way and I know I would love that die....

free indeed said...

I am a follower.

Cindy said...

Love your little quilt- very unique!!:) Looks like you're having a great time! Love the pictures!:)

Cindy said...

I've been a follower for a while now!! Happy Holidays!!:)

Crystal said...

I would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance! You always inspire me to try different sewing things.

Crystal said...

Yes, I am a follower. Thank you for sharing all your quilt shop adventures. Love every minute, just wished I could go with you!

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey there! I follow and I lurk! LOL
This quilt is the cutest little thing! Love that prim stitch too for such a little piece.
You can play Oprah anytime!

Vicki said...

I am a follower and read your blogs daily. Thanks for all the great info on free stuff. Your are great at linking bloggers together and promoting others.

Vicki said...

Would love to be a winner. Primitive quilts magazine - yum, while the fabric is also delectable. Civil war fabrics really appeal to me right now.Thanks for the opportunity to play.

arlette said...

Your quilt's so cute, congrats!!!!
I'd love to be entered in the drawing, thank you for the chance

arlette said...

Please throw my name in your Santa hat, I have been your follower for a while

DorthaC said...

I love your go project. I also would love to win your prize. dorthac@aol.com

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

How did I miss this? I love your project! I am going to have to get serious about finding dies. :-) Thanks so much for the fun!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

And yes indeed, I am a happy follower! Have a wonderful day!

Sandy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win!!

Sandy said...

I am also a follower! Thanks!

Carla G said...

What a cute small quilt! And thanks for a chance to win your great giveaway! :)

Carla G said...

I'm already a follower of your blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Paulette,
Great blog. I am not sure what a follower is but I do read your blog regularly. I don't have a blog as yet. I also love to follow Rick's blog to see which hike you two take with the furkids. He is too funny when he comments about taking you to your quilt shops. Great hubby for sure.
Keep up the lovely quilting. I quilt as well but don't do nearly the beautiful projects you produce.

Bev in NS Canada

Ann said...

Love your project. I am new to Accuquilt so appreciate everything others do.
Ann from Sooke