Sunday, April 1, 2012

50 Followers! A Giveaway!

And Sunday is for Scraps!  First, scraps:


The beginnings of the May Strip Club quilt.  This pattern is from the Jelly Roll queens, Pam and Nicky Lintott.  It's "Just One Jelly Roll - Pyramid Triangles."  And it's a true scrap quilt, the jelly roll strips are leftovers from my January Strip Club quilt. I haven't quite decided on sashing -- should it be the red? I do have a yellow print from the Strawberry Fields line, maybe it should be yellow?  I'll wait until I have more blocks completed to make up my mind.  I have a slick new tool to make quarter-square triangles, come back for the Tuesday Tute to check it out.

Also, I have enough quarter square triangles left over to make a good-sized baby quilt.  I needed 120 triangles, but I cut 120 pair of triangles.  Who would guess my PhD studies included statistics?

Now for my big news:  I have more than 50 followers!  I am so pleased, I want to share my happiness with all of you by hosting a little giveaway.

 
Needless to say, I've never hosted a giveaway.  I think "the way it's done" is for you to make a comment, and next Sunday I will attempt to master the random numbers generator and select a winner.  The winner gets this pack of charm squares, "Summer House" by Lily Ashbury for Moda.  The perfect fabrics for Spring!  I've met some wonderful bloggers from Japan, Australia and New Zealand -- so Susan, play along.  If you win, I'll find out how to mail stuff to Brisbane!



Now I have 50+ followers, this will be my last linkup with Lily's Quilts' "Small Blog Meetup."  Thank you, everyone, who has visited from Lily's Quilts.  I'll see you at Lily's "Fresh Sewing Day."


69 comments:

  1. I am your newest follower, congrats on getting up to 50 followers, am currently still working my way there. Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack!

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  2. Marti, I am excited you have 50+ followers! Your quilts are always so beautiful! I am inspired by your creations!

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  3. congratulations! i think i was one of your first followers ;)

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  4. I really like the triangles. Right now I'm working on circles, but triangles would be fun for my next project.

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  5. Congrats aunt Marti. Before we know it you are going to be a famous blogger.

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  6. Congratulations on all the people that follow your work-hope we still get to see it on FB.
    Every quilt is beautiful-must be nice to be so talented.

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  7. Wow - congrats on the 50 followers! Now you have 51!

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  8. What about family :)Do they get a chance too haha. We love you Aunt Marti cuz you are who you are :)

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  9. Congratulations on your 50+ bloggers. What an achievement. I love Summer House and would be very happy if I won for sure.

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  10. You are amazing and I always enjoy your work...next time you are in town lets get together and make some pillowcases...even if it is only us two!

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  11. Congratulations on having over 59 followers. Thank you for the chance to win some fabric.

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  12. Congratulations; thanks for chance to win! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  13. Congratulations on passing 50 followers - very exciting! Thanks for the giveaway ;)

    I'm loving the quilt top you have started. I think red sashing would look fantastic!

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  14. Love love love those triangles! COngrats on 50! WooHoo!

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  15. Hooray for 50+ followers! I love the new quilt though I am shying away from triangles for a while. :) Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Hi! I'm visiting from Lily's quilts. Congrats on 50+ followers! I'm so happy for you. Good luck with your first giveaway too. :)

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  17. Congratulations on reaching 50 followers. I was flipping through your blog and noticed you have the big Mega Quilter. I have the 9" Mega Quilter. How do you like the 18" machine?
    Barb@Witsend

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  18. Congratulations on 50 followers. What a cute charm pack.

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  19. Congrats on 50 followers!! I love following your blog :)

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  20. I am terrible at following blogs via GFC, mostly because I add everything to my Google reader and use the Google "next" button! Congrats though!

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  21. Congratulations!! You are so simply amazing, its great that people are finding you!!!! HUGS

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  22. Congrats ...Love the happy colors
    Bea from Canada

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  23. Gosh - I feel honoured to get a special mention - I wasnt going to enter (postage can be a bit of a killer) but I have to now - so here I am. Those fabrics look so lovely - right up my alley in bright colours. Those triangles also look like they will end up looking fabulous - scrap quitls are such a good idea when you have a bit of leftover fabric - a bit??
    Congratulations on your followers!!!!

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  24. Well done on passing 50 followers!!! The fabric looks lovely! I am honoured to enter your giveaway!

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  25. 50+ followers! Congrats, Aunt Marti. Thank you for your Tuesday Tutes.

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  26. Yay Marti!! I like checking in on your blog and sit in awe at all of your new projects, you are a busy lady!

    Chrystal

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  27. I like your projects and your blog! Found you through the Small Blog Meet. And now you are hosting a give-away? Count me in!

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  28. Congratulations!
    I'm your newest follower - number 71!!

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  29. Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Hee hee. Almost time for a giveaway to celebrate 75 followers. I'm #73. :D Thank you!!

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  31. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Congrats on your milestone & I'm another brand new follower

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  33. I am a new follower. Love the quilt at the top, I think the red sashing will look great!

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  34. I love those scrappy triangles! I like the idea of the yellow sashing, but I have been a little too in to neutral quilts - I think the red would be really vibrant and fun!

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  35. Your pyramid triangles are great!! I am your newest follower :o)
    ~Terry~

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  36. Congratulations on 50 followers. Looks like you've picked up a few more. I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. Congrats on the milestone! Great fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  38. Congratulations! Before you know it you will have 100 followers:)

    thank you, great fabric!!!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  39. Congratulations on growing your blog. Next stop, 100.

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  40. I came around a few months ago and I'm happy that you've gained an even greater audience. Congratulations!

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  41. Congrats on 50!
    thanks for the giveaway

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  42. Another new follower here--congratulations on 50! I love these 'small' number blogs, they make me stop and think.. "Could I??" But then I am pretty sure I could not manage a quilt top a week for a year!! Very impressive indeed :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Congrats on the milestone! It's always exciting to see your blog grow!

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  44. Congratulations!!! Thank you for the giveaway! My email is amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  45. That is awesome congrats! I just became # 81! And if you're interested I have a giveaway on my blog as well. (My first too!) It's for a queen size Warm & Natural batting. You're welcome to enter!

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  46. wooo! this fabric is really summery - love it!

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  47. Congrats!! :) That is so exciting!!! :) Thanks for the chance to win! Found this from The One Stop Giveaway Shop blog.

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  48. Congrats on 50+ followers. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  49. Congrats on 50 followers and thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. Congrats!!! I am also a new follower, thanks for the chance to win!!

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  51. 50 is a big milestone. Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. Yay for you - now you have more than 80 followers with me being your newest!! Love your giveaway and all of your quilts. Triangles are on my 'to do one day' list!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  53. You do know that fabric would look great in my Farmers Wife I am starting next year....just sayin......

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  54. Congratulations. I like the quilt in progress and think something red would frame it very nicely - the red on your design wall in between is great. Thanks for the giveaway. Summer House would look good in a triangle quilt too. Blogger tells me:
    Follow this Blog? You are now following 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks
    http://52quiltsin52weeks.blogspot.com/

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  55. congrats on the 50+ followers that you now have! I can't wait to see more blocks up on your design wall. You'll have to take a picture of the blocks with both the red and yellow sashing so that we can all see the difference before you choose your favorite :)

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  56. Congratulations on 50 Followers! I am number 86! :-) Summer House is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

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  57. Way to go! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. Congratulations on 69 followers, now!!! I just became a follower--I know I am trying to build up my followers as well. I can't wait to look around your blog some more.

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  59. Congrats on more followers and great idea.

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  60. Wow! you are inspiring! I am going from here to follow you as well. I love your work, and I love those fabrics. Kathy

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  61. I just became a follower. I like your blog very much. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  62. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  63. I would love to win this - thanks for the chance!

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  64. Congrats on your new followers I too want to do 52 projects in 52 weeks.

    http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http://trackmyshows.com

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  65. Congrats!!!! I have only 1 follower :(
    It's okay though, I'm in the whole learning process myself! If you have ANY hints you'd like to share w/ me on what you did to get some followers email me and let me know please! Anywho, thanks for the chance to win a GREAT giveaway!

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  66. It was great to finally met you at the International Quilt Festival. Next time I want to see your work on display. Have a safe trip home.
    Linda

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