Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekend's Over...and a Giveaway!

Tis always a sad, sad thing when Sunday
evening rolls around.
The end of another weekend!

But it's been a grand weekend!
I have all the blocks together for my Americana Irish Cabins quilt!
And have the cutting done for the
next round of strip sets.

EGADS it takes a LOT of strip sets for this quilt.  I thought about
trying a different setting, but ended up deciding to stay the course
and follow the pattern!

During my time down in the quilt den, 
I had to tidy up my cutting table and rounded up 
this pile of scraps!

I crammed them in a gallon ziplock bag
and added a few more....

with a nifty giveaway in mind!
Have you seen the book Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts?

Well if not, you're in luck!  It's filled with gorgeous antique-inspired quilts
all made with small pieces!
I'm sure you see where this is going!
I am going to giveaway the bag of scraps
AND a copy of this great book!
Just leave a comment and shout out what's
on your cutting table right now and you're entered!
I'll announce the winner on Friday!

The quilt den is dark now...and I'm settling in with my stitching.

The plan is to stay up late and extend the weekend as long as I can!
Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by!



debbie said...

I have been cutting my scraps into usable sizes for about two weeks now. So that is on my cutting table right now. Lol. Have a great night.


Every Stitch said...

Sounds like you had a very productive weekend - and feeling good! Those scraps look perfect for fussy cutting. That's what I am doing - lots of stars for English Paper piecing. Thanks for this generous giveaway opportunity:)Every Stitch

Debbie said...

I am cutting pieces for more Farmers Wife Quilt blocks. I am also doing some crumb piecing on 2' x 8' stips of paper for an experimental piece. I love that quilt you are working on.

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

The border to the Dresden plate I'm making from 30 reproduction fabric.Thank you for the chance to win a book and some wonderful scrap, no one can have to many scraps.

Martina said...

A little quilt for the upcoming bloghop All about me is on my table right now. I am looking forward to see your quilt sewn up!

Gill said...

I'm cutting out pieces for a couple of Michelle's (Keyka Lou) pleated pouches for two friends with birthdays in February!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kathie said...

I am cutting and sewing log cabin blocks 4" finished they will be so I need scraps!!!!
I love little blocks, thanks!
all the work on this quilt is going to be worth it, its beautiful and on my list to make someday too!

Chris said...

Lovely stitching!

Patricia Lutz said...

I just finished a mat that I can tie to a lap desk for my cross stitch. Thread catcher, pin cusion, needle book and glass case. It is great and makes my stitiching fun. I have a couple of quilt projects that need my attention, just haven't gotten to them this year.

Barb said...

OMG pick me pick me.
A shameless plea for this beautiful book. A bag of scrap strips would be a super duper bonus.
Can't wait to see your irish cabin project.

Rosa said...

I have been pieces for some Dear Jane blocks.Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

Margaret said...

What's on my cutting table? Projects that I'm dreaming about but haven't done anything about. lol! At least I have a cutting table now. :D I'm one step closer to starting that quilting thing again!

Deb said...

I'm hacking away at BBD Antique Fair fabrics and cutting out blocks for the Sylvia's Bridal quilt. Almost finished - WHEW. There are some small pieces in the thing and I don't want to paper piece.

Loving that quilt you're working on and would love to know the issue of the magazine it's in.

Would love to win that book and the scraps. The more scraps and patterns the better!! :o)

Monica said...

On my cutting table? Hmmm...half finished potholders, a bolt of black fabric, and 2 1/2" strips I've been cutting for a charity quilt. That's about it I think.

Thanks for the chance to win! I've been wanting this book for a while and don't know why I haven't bought it yet.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

My table has remnants from finishing cross stitch ornaments! What's that in your hoop?

I usually stay up TOO late on Sunday nights trying to make the weekend longer.

Donna G. said...

What is on my cutting table??
quilt-wise - pieces to make a mini bow tie quilt
Cross-stitch-wise - a cute thimble purse pattern by With Thy Needle and Thread
Paper-craft-wise - supplies to make Valentines (!) and a baby shower card.
So, I could use the scraps and quilt pattern book to keep my other projects company! Thanks for the chance to win.

B Greene said...

My table has the evidence of the LAST hexagons cut for my EPP queen-sized bed quilt. I didn't think I would ever finish this one, but the end is in sight! Thanks for the great giveaway - scraps are my favorite thing!

Catskill Quilter said...

(Blush...) On my cutting table I have some finished scrappy log cabin blocks, waiting to be quilted, and some strips for Many Trips quilt that I rejected, and a stack of 2 1/2 inch squares and 2 templates I am going to mail to my daughter, and....It is very fortunate that I have a huge cutting table, no doubt previously a large diningroom table in another life!

Mam said...

A scrappy trip around the world, which I started on New Year's Day. Enter my name in the draw please.

pippirose said...

On my table is a baby quilt that I began many years ago, that I'm finally going to finish.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

woolwoman said...

Even though I don't have a quilt table with anything on it - I always dream of throwing my hat into the quilting game. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway Kim - I'm sure the book and scraps would send me right to the LQS for a beginner class. Thanks for the opp and I'm with you on the heavy sigh that's it Monday again. After 8 days of play first at rug camp and then at the huge quilting retreat we infiltrated - It's hard to buckle down and get in the groove so here I am reading blogs.
Have a great week - mel

Joanne H. said...

I'm cutting my valentine scraps for the Heart to Heart wallhanging pattern from Quiltmaker magazine.

Gayle said...

I'm cutting narrow strips of scrap fabrics so I can make 9 paper pieced pineapple blocks - I saw a small quilt framed once, and have wanted to make one ever since. I've been wanting this book for awhile now so it would be great to win it from you! Thanks for the chance.

Jen B said...

Pretty colors for your quilt! I have a fall table runner on my table now, I think I need to get busy!! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Oooh, pick me, pick me! :-) That book looks like fuuuun. Your quilt is looking great, too, I really like it! Can't wait to see how it turns out. ~Angela~

Terri said...

You had me wanting in with just the fabric scraps. You always have the greatest colors!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Scraps sound wonderful! I have the remnants of a lady bug quilt I am working on on my cutting table right now. :)

MJinMichigan said...

I made the Irish Cabins quilt shortly after the magazine came out and it was a LOT of sewing! I think you will be happy that you stuck with it because it's a really great looking quilt. Right now I'm cutting 14 identical blocks (each contain 78 pieces) for the 2012 Civil War BOM.
That quilt is also a lot of sewing but I love how it's turning out.

Lotte van der Linden said...

My cutting table is has just been cleaned and empied after cutting more than a 1000 half square triangles to make a scrapquilt for my youngest daughter from her old clothes. There is still a pile of usable bits and pieces left, enough to make those adorable little quilts from that book. I can actually see the table for the first time in quite some time!

Angie said...

Yummy :) I have strips for scrappy log cabins, pieces/parts for Cheri's quilt along, and little baskets to applique. :)

regan said...

Oh my!!! These are sum yummy scraps! And that book is unbelievable! Thanks for the chance!

Amy said...

That hint of cheddar is calling to me! What a tempting bag of scraps. Your Irish American quilt makes my inner lass sigh. My nephew's graduation quilt is on the cutting table, and totally different from your beauty. His is from a Weeks Dingle/Bill Kerr book. Rotary cutter salute to you!