Monday, May 6, 2013

My first giveaway!






It's Giveaway Day on Sew, Mama, Sew! A week long giveaway day to meet new blogs and get a chance to win something fun!



I made this divided basket from Michael Miller's Cosmos for a basket swap, and while it is adorable, I thought of a better idea for my partner. So that means one of you lucky ones will win it!

Some rules:
The giveaway will close at 5PM PDT on Friday, May 10.
I will randomly choose a Saturday and contact you for an address. I will ship internationally to include everyone, and will send the basket off on Monday.

There are two chances to enter:
1. Leave a comment about how you feel about your first quilt or project. Are you still using it? Gave it away? Or hiding it in a closet like mine?
2. Follow my blog and leave a comment that you do.
*Please include an email address in your comment if you are a no-reply reader or I will have to choose a new winner.*

Giveaway closed. Winner announced May 10.

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287 comments:

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Lisa said...

I am a follower and I have seen those baskets on flickr I really would love to have yours it is beautiful!

Despina said...

I am definitely hiding my first project, too :-)
A set of coasters :-)

deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Despina said...

I follow you via GFC as Cripple Horse

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Elke said...

My first quilt was a wall hanging and it still hangs in my living room.

aiah23 said...

My first quilting project was a table runner that I gave to my parents back in 2010. I doubt it'll ever be used.

Fawn

PippaP said...

my first project was a wall sized sampler and yes its still on the wall :)

majorasue said...

My first quilt was a kit I got when I accompanied my mom on a weekend get away (I was in high school, home life was pretty unbearable for her and she needed a break). I didn't even know enough to actually quilt it, so a lot of the seams had ripped out. I took it apart recently, and I will remake the quilt soon.

Cecilia said...

Someone is going to be super lucky winning that! (me, me, me!!) I have quite a few quilt tops.. have never finished a quilt.. oops

Cecilia said...

I'm following on pinterest

Joanna said...

OOooooooh can never have too much storage/organizing baskets! Especially when they are that pretty. :) My first sewing project was a batch of pillows for our couch! They were understuffed and quickly became very flat. Not too great for the couch but turned out they were perfect for my baby's first in crib pillow! Small and flat enough to not be a hazard. :) He's now 20 months old and still using them. Since there are 4 of them it's perfect because we just rotate when one needs cleaning. ;)

Lisa E said...

Your divided basket is beautiful. I want it. I still own my first quilt -- a 4 block sampler. I think I did a great job on it, but it's hidden in the closet. I don't like the fabric and colors any longer. I also don't hand piece any more!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

My first quilting project was many years ago: I pieced together a smock type top. I wore it often. One of these days, I'll make another one.

jayne said...

My first quilt is displayed on the top rung of my quilt ladder! Almost out of sight! If i knew then what I know now....

Diane N. said...

My first quilt (and only so far, 12 years later) was one I made for myself before going to live in China for several years. It had colors & fabric I loved, and my own design. I loved it, but I left it for the woman who took my place when I returned to the USA. It was for that stage of my life, I felt.

Nanbon44 said...

my first quilt went away a long time ago... I didn't have money for fabrics so I cut up my husbands old shirts, I didn't have a clue what I was doing but it came out OK and we used it for some time,, It was red white and blue

Stephanie said...

My first project was a quilt for my nephew's graduation. It was so stressful to me just because I wanted it to be perfect. It actually turned out nice but I feel like it took me forever to complete.

Mara Cockman said...

I still use my first quilt on my bed. I love every flaw in it. They remind me how far I've come.

Joanna said...

Followed via bloglovin!

Sarah said...

My first quilt is still in use, even though it is falling apart.

Mary Ann said...

My first quilt is on the rocker in our nursery. I cuddle under it if I am up late at night with a teething baby.

alli b said...

I actually still have mine. It is a sampler done in a quilting class where I was the youngest my decades, and all of the ladies thought I was crazy for using Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabrics. They said I wouldn't like all those fabrics together.
My 6 month old Matilda uses it as a playmat now and seems to love it.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kabagirl said...

My first quilt I started and my sister finished for me I love it.. I use ut as a lao blanket.

Maureen Hayes said...

I am a papercrafter, so I still have my first canvas, art journal page and card. Even though they aren't my best work, I can see the progress I have made and they are sentimental to me. I would love to win this to hold all my crafty supplies, thanks for the chance!

Maureen Hayes said...

I follow your wonderful blog via GFC. Thanks for the additional entry just for following you, which I would do anyway!

Dee said...

Thanks for the chance to win this cool basket. My first quilt was a baby quilt for my first baby. I used it for all three of my babies and then gave it to my sister-in-law. she used it for her two babies and gave it away then. I have no idea who it went to. It was very basic and machine quilted with poly wadding. I was surprised that it stood up to three babies let alone five and then who knows what else.

Beth said...

My first quilt was well worn and loved to pieces! I couldn't bear to toss it so it is folded and put away.

Beth said...

I follow on gfc

sntbosch said...

I pieced a quilt top over 15 years ago...It's still not quilted...it was too big for my machine. Maybe someday.
sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

Jill said...

I gave my first quilt to my nephew when he was born 6 years ago. That was a miracle quilt as I had no pattern idea when I bought the fabric, and I had the perfect amount for what turned out to be an awesome quilt.

Angelia Lanouette said...

My first quilting project was a small Halloween wall hanging. I learned a lot while making it and it is not perfect but I love it. Lovely basket...I love the colors! Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

Fran said...

My first quilt was/is quite hilariously bad. - literally none of the seams matched up. When I discovered this I abandoned it for ages & tackled easier projects. I did go back & finish it & now I'm oddly proud of it, imperfections & all & it lives on my couch & is our most used quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Fran said...

I'm a new follower via email subscription. Thanks!

Needled Mom said...

My first project is STILL not finished.

Shruti said...

My first quilt was a quick pieced one.. but the first FMQ project is what I remember. I used an old curtain to make it and it was so heavy that 8 fingers (all except my thumbs) were numb for days after finishing it. I was worried and was about to go to a doctor when the sensation started returning... The last one came back about 18 days after I stopped my work!

Jenny Bartoy said...

What a gorgeous basket, thanks for the chance!

My first quilt was a lap quilt made from scraps (you can see it here: http://stumblesandstitches.blogspot.com/2010/10/scrappy-squares-quilt-finished.html). It is full of imperfections but we use it every single day! My kids especially love to cuddle under it while watching cartoons. :)

atabanana29 said...

My first project was a bag I made, and yes, It's hidden away! lol! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

atabanana29 said...

I follow you via GFC! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

Valerie said...

My first quilt was a Christmas gift for my father in law. In retrospect it's just terrible, but he still loves it, and it hasn't (yet) fallen apart :)

Tammy said...

I made a quilt from scraps and I am still madly in lov ewith it.Oh thatbasket is gorgeous. I would love to give it a new home and put it to use. Goodness knows I need some organizationThank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Jenny said...

My first *real* quilt was for a good friend's new baby, and I love that I made it, and I love that I made it in an amazing 9-week quilt class at my LQS that taught me how to do things right. But it's pretty ugly and I'm kind of embarrassed it is on my Flickr. My first-first quilt was made *before* learned how to quilt, so I'm proud of the effort (I didn't screw up anything terribly bad, and I expect it has not fallen apart or anything), and it actually isn't quite as ugly as the second-first quilt, and it was given to my son's school for their fundraising auction, so in those respects I'm pretty happy about that one too. Good question, and thanks for this giveaway. The basket is really nice, and I know someone in my MQG who loves this line even more than I do (and I do), so if I won, I think I would pay it forward!

Kathy said...

My first quilt was a hand-pieced Ohio Star finished in 1988, and it has been well used and loved on at least 2 different beds, and is now retired in the cedar chest.

sandyandcosmo said...

Still using the first quilt I ever made, in the Dresden Plate pattern.

Emily C said...

My first project sits on a shelf in the living room with other things i have made. It is a cute bear pillow that my mom helped me finish when i was 10.

Becky said...

My first project was a blue jean quilt. My son claimed it this winter. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Shirley said...

Oh dear. I can't even remember my first quilt or project!

Jaimie said...

I can't remember what my first projects were! I think I still have my frist sweater around somewhere...I hope I do, at least - it was super warm.

Kathy H said...

My first quilt had barely any quilting on it and it was just big blocks of fabric. My daughter still has it and I told her to use it for a picnic blanket.

sharon aguilar said...

I giveaway or sell most of my projects. I treasure those i keep.

Cary said...

I've been wanting to try this basket, but would love to win it even more! :) My first quilt was a baby quilt I made before my first son was born.

Carmen Nuland said...

I have yet to make my first quilt project :( ... I'm still working on general, basic sewing skills. My goal is to make a quilt this year though.

Michelle J. said...

Sadly, my first project got stolen at a community laundromat--guess it was good!

Michelle J. said...

I follow you via GFC!

Jeannie D said...

my first sewing project was an A-line skirt for a High School "Home Economics" class.I really think schools should still offer these classes...but I'm happy to do away with that skirt!

Jeannie D said...

Following via emIL

hueisei said...

I make a birthday quilt for my sister last year. It was my first lap size quilt. She still using it.
Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway.

hueisei said...

I am follower

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That is such a good question! I gave the first one I made to my Nan and she uses it in her guest room - I'm glad I don't have to see it too often!!

elflyn said...

My first quilt is on my son's bed, he loves it but I can see the mistakes.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Breanna S. said...

I am a new blog follower.

Breanna S. said...

I still have the first quilts that I made. My grandmother helped with a lot of it so I am sure that is why they are not hiding in a closet or given away. LOL

elflyn said...

I follow via email.

Jill R. said...

My first quilt was a disappearing nine patch for my son. He loves it, and calls it his "roar blankie" because there are lions and other animals on it :)

Sue said...

Love your basket! My first quilting project was a Quilt in a Day by Eleanor Burns. It was black and white and huge! I think it was a queen size. It was made for our bed, but my 7 year old son decided it was his! He slept under it, wrapped it around himself while watching TV; in fact it was almost always around him! It finally wore out when he was in high school so I made him a new one in school colors and quietly got rid of the first one. It was totally grungy and no matter how many times I washed it, I thought it smelled! But it sure was nice that it was loved!

Sue said...

I follow on GFC.

brandischmandi said...

the first quilt i ever made (with the help of my grandmother) is a t-shirt quilt backed in glitter halloween fabric (much to my grandmother's dismay) it was on our guest bed for a few years and honestly... i can't remember where it is right now!! yikes, i need to go find it!

Cassandra King said...

My first (and so far only!) quilt was a mini that my daughter uses for her dolls bed. :)

Jessica said...

my first quilt is in the closet - I don't use it but I can't bring myself to get rid of it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kiki said...

My first quilting project was a simple quilted square pillow that I made using fabric from Ikea that I won from giveaway day! I ended up passing it forward and gave it to a friend as a gift.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I'm hosting a giveaway as well.(kikiverde.com)Come check it out if you have the chance!

Debbie S. said...

Great basket and thanks for the chance to win. My first quilt I made with a friend, I still have it and love it but it has been thru many hard years of use so it needs some TLC.

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

I still have my first quilt and use it frequently. Horrible not-so-stitch in the ditch and all:)

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Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

Following VIA GFC

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charlotte said...

My first quilt that I made at 15 is used by my kids as an extra blanket! Thanks for the chance!

Jenna@CallHerHappy said...

yep. in a closet ;)

Katie said...

I made a baby quilt for a neighbor. We have since moved away, so who knows what happened to it. I hope it didn't fall apart!

Susan said...

I made my first quilt for my son, and I use it more than he does! thank you

budgeteer said...

I am still making my first quilt - and I am most defintely keeping and using it on our bed : )

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win

Linda said...

I made a corduroy pieced blanket for a boyfriend. Years later I was visiting and he still had it on his bed! Amazing. Thanks! Very cute basket.

thatmoxiegirl said...

I made my first quilt to take to college for my bed since I couldn't afford to buy bedding. It was made from scraps from my mom and ones I had collected. It died a long time ago because I didn't sew wide enough seam allowances. :(

greekmiss said...

Tell you the truth, I haven't dabbled in quilting yet, but I've always wanted to. I'm sure one day I will dig in and try it - I've heard that it gets addicting though :)

jbsews said...

Well, my first quilt project is still in the works. :)

jbsews said...

I follow you via Pinterest. :)

jeifner said...

Since I haven't been quilting for long I like everything I've done. The second quilt I ever finished I'm fixing away. The first I'd like to change some things on so I plan on taking it apart.

Sangeetha said...

my first project was too long ago, it was a skirt adn i remember getting awesome compliments

Amanda said...

My first project was a potholder... it's currently hiding in a drawer but I do get it out to use occasionally!

Karrie Smith said...

I follow

Michelle said...

It is in my closet. It was made at my husbands job (he worked in an upholstery shop) with squares of discarded furniture fabrics while I waited to go to work and after I got off work while I waited until it was time to go home. It is big and heavy but I still think of that time with only one car and being newly married.

Michelle said...

I am a new follower

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