Spoolin' Around

Spoolin' Around

Friday, April 25, 2014

#300-A Friday Finish and A Giveaway

So here we are at post number 300! I almost can't believe it. That is a lot of words and pictures. I have come a long way since I started. I have learned so much from the quilting and blogging community and I want to say thank you to all of you who have inspired me.

For my Friday finish this week, I raced to finish one of the many baby quilt tops I am working on this year. I really wanted to get this top done, and I did, but there is a small mistake that will have to be ripped out and fixed. Let's take a look.
 I tried to arrange all the blocks to spread out the colors. When I make a quilt like this, I don't plan it out very much, so I just grabbed two fabrics that paired well with each other to frame the center. I always figure I can work out the block arrangement afterwards.
 See the two blocks in the top row that are blue on the outside? Those weren't supposed to be together, and I don't think they were, when I laid things out. But in my haste to finish the top, something got mixed up.  So they will be separated before I quilt this.
 So many fabrics in this one. Sweetwater's Noteworthy, Pearl Bracelets, Squared Elements, Flea Market Fancy, Malka Dubrawsky, and some other older fabrics from my stash. This was a fun fabric pull. Now, a few of my favorite blocks:
              The blue fabric here is a batik that I love, with tiny yellow and orange dots.
 One of my favorite grey stripes from Sweetwater, and I am sorry I can't remember which line.
 Navy blue Dimples surrounded by a great stripe from the Noteworthy line from Sweetwater.
                       Here is Denyse Schmidt playing nicely with Squared Elements.
I love this quilt already and I hope the new parents love it too. I don't know the gender of the baby yet, but I think this is cute enough to go either way. Now, since you have read all this way, let's talk giveaway.
 I have this pretty fat quarter bundle that I put together. These are all Kona Cottons I bought at my LQS. I wanted something bright and springy to give to you.
 I looked at lots of fabrics and chose these to hopefully appeal to a wide audience. And then, for fun I added a spool of Aurifil thread from my stash and some pretty springy zippers from Zippit.
I know you could find something fun to make with these. So, in order to be entered into the draw, since it's spring and all, in your comment please tell me what your favorite spring flower is. That's it. I will draw a winner next Friday, May 2nd. Drawing is open to any and all. I will ship internationally. Thank you again for reading about my quilting adventures here.
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.
Giveaway over. Winner has been chosen.

68 comments:

  1. My favorite Spring flower is tulips! I love their bright colors and they look so ladylike the way they stand tall and grow so fast! Being a tomboy I can appreciate the effort. I love your quilt and the color combos. I do the same thing sometimes and don't plan. It is fun! Thanks for the giveaway beautiful fabric!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  2. My favorite spring flower is the snow bell. It is the first messenger of spring that we will see here in Sweden.
    Have great weekend and thanks for a wonderfful give away.
    Your baby quilt is adorable.

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  3. A gorgeous finish! I am a Sweetwater fan too and love your little fishy blocks!!! My fav flower is most definitely Lily f he Valley - the fragrance is perfection!

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  4. A great quilt! I've been looking for inspiration for a baby quilt and I think I shall do one like yours!
    Congratulations and thanks for a lovely giveaway!
    I love lily of the valley - it was my mum's favourite flower and is always in bloom on her birthday

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  5. Sweet quilt.... I like that you can highlight fabrics in the center squares. I guess I like crocuses because they are so hardy. They come up in the middle of winter with snow on the ground and still manage to bloom when spring finally arrives. Thanks for the giveaway.... those fabrics are bright and happy!

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  6. I love the Hycinth flowers because they smell amazing

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  7. Your quilt is fantastic such great fabrics. Hmm I love all the flowers of spring but if I had to choose just one I guess it would be daffodils since they are such a sunny yellow and always the first to pop up in our area. Thanks so much for offering such a lovely giveaway.

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  8. I love your quilts. My favorite flower is a rose and a lilac bush. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway.

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  9. Beautiful quilt!!!

    My favorite flower is naturally a rose :-D I've got a beautiful rose bush in my yard and can't wait every year for it to bloom.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

    ~ Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  10. Wow, congrats on 300 posts! What a lovely bundle of goodies - so Spring-y! My favorites are lilacs - just love the smell! Thank you for this very fabulous giveaway!

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  11. My favorite spring flower is the daffodil. Congratulations on 300 posts. I really enjoy your blog and your quilts.

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  12. What a sweet baby quilt! My niece is ready to deliver and I haven't started her baby quilt - I need to get busy! I love those spring colors of Kona. Jerry and I are volunteering for a few weeks at a mission we go to each year and though I brought my sewing machine with me I didn't bring many fabrics. I put together a few "kits" to work and have already finished two this week, except for the hand stitching on the binding! Of course, they're small but hey - a finish is a finish, right? My favorite spring flower is the wild violet...some people think it's a weed but I love it. :) blessings, marlene

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  13. I love your quilt and my favorite spring flower is the daffodil. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  14. Daffodils are my favorite. Such happy flowers.

    Congrats on 309 posts. Can't wait for 300 more

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  15. Cute little quilt! I love all the great dots and stripes you found! My fav flowers is dianthus (better known as "Sweet Williams". So pretty and springy.

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  16. What a sweet quilt - I just love the colours, especially that little fish print. Perfect for baby! I love spring tulips - such a great burst of colour after a long, white winter.

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  17. Lilac - they are so big and fluffy and the smell. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  18. Cute quilt, love the fish!
    I do like my tulips, got some huge red ones in the garden and a beautiful pot of really straight baby pink ones.

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  19. Congrats on your 300th post! My favorite springtime flowers are tulips!mpunk tulips!

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  20. congrats, would love to win, thanks

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  21. I love lisianthus in pink or purple, some people call them a texas rose. also love crocus. congratulations on 300

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  22. Being a good Texas girl I have to say blue bonnets, they always make me smile

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  23. Congratulations on #300 Charlottes! Lovely little quilt! I am making a quilt with the same batik blue with orange and yellow dots. I am using it as my neutral in the Eureka! quilt pattern.

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  24. I am still crushing on those little fishies! My favorite spring flower are my bulbs, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips!

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  25. Hi!!!! Congrats on 300 posts!!!!! My favorite is Easter Lillies!!!!!

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  26. I love crocus and then a little later in Spring - the trillium! thanks!

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  27. Congratulations, it's quite an accomplishment. I love all flowers. Spring flower well I would say Tulip, summer I would say Sunflower and Indoor I would say Orchids.

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  28. I love jasmine. I know when I can smell it that warm weather is just around the corner.
    Your quilt is lovely too. Those little goldfish are too cute

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  29. Congratulations on your 300th posting! My favorite spring flower is the Crocus - they are the first to bloom around here. Thanks!

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  30. I just love all those little goldfish! Congratulations on a big milestone :-) My favourite spring flower is definitely the daffodil!

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  31. Oooooh that is a tricky question! I love iris and tulips! And this year, our new house, has snowball bushes and lilacs and roses! Each one is a favorite, ha!

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  32. I love the little fish in your centres. My favourite flowers are tulips.

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  33. My favorite is the daffodil. They remind me of my Grandma's house when I was little. It was a regular daffodil explosion! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Congrats on 300 posts. Blogging is so much fun.
    I just love the quilt in your header and the new baby quilt. That fish fabric is adorable.
    My favorite spring flower is the daffodil. When I see them popping up I know spring is arriving.
    Come by my blog. I am having a giveaway too.

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  35. my favorite spring flowers are definitely tulips!!! love the variety!!!!
    thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Definitely, lilacs! I can't get enough of their perfume. Cute bundle of spring colors. svonofumetti at yahoo dot com

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  37. Tulips are my favorite spring flower - but I can't plant them. Rabbits by the lake LOVE fresh tulip shoots! Thanks for the giveaway

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  38. Tulips are my favorite, they just make me so happy! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  39. Congratulations on your 300th post! The baby quilt looks lovely! My favourite spring flower is the crocus because it's the first one up. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I'm sure the family will love the baby quilt you made. My favorite spring flower is the daffodil. They are so cheerful. Cherry blossoms are a close second.

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  41. OOOOh what Gorgeous Happy fabrics!! Looove them!!

    My favorite Spring flowers start with the Crocus peekin, the Daffodils, and "Bestset" are the LILACS!!! Mmmmmm...smell sooo good!! :)

    (my Daughter lives in NC too! Beautiful State!!!)

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  42. Congratulations!
    I love morning glories.

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  43. Tulips are my favorite. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  44. I love lilies! (are those a Spring flower?) I also love tulips!

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  45. Lilacs! They're blooming in my yard right now. I like your economy blocks. I've been wanting to try my hand at them.

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  46. My favorite spring flower is lilacs! Can't wait for them to bloom around here. (PA) Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  47. I love tulips. Your blocks look great, the dotty batik matches perfectly with the goldfish and orange pearl bracelets.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  48. I just ADORE daffodils! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Your baby quilt is delightful! I'm going to a baby shower in two weeks and I've been thinking about making something quick and scrappy. This would be perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for your springy giveaway!

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  50. Favorite flower: I have lots, but my attempts at growing them fail pretty quickly. I have a bleeding heart which is on it's second year and doing lovely, so I guess I'll pick bleeding heart! :)

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  51. Love tulips. You know spring has arrived when they pop up!

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  52. I'll say tulips!! Love those colors!!! Your quilt is so so so pretty :) I love the fish!

    -karrie
    ksmith8@emich.edu

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  53. I love purple johnny jump ups! or I think they are also called violas. They are small but so pretty and they are purple! Your quilt is so fun. I love the colors and patterns. What a great idea. It seems like we fuss about color placement more than the people who get our quilts. I think you did just fine. :-). Great job. K-

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  54. My favourite spring flower is the daffodil

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  55. The black eye! I love the smell and the look of them!

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  56. Congratulations on your 300th post. I love your quilt and my favorite spring flower here in Arizona is the Sunflower. Thanks for the chance to win those wonderful fabrics.

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  57. Tulips. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  58. gorgeous quilt, I love economy blocks. My favourite spring flower is the daffodil

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  59. I love Gerber Daisies, but maybe they are more a summer flower than a spring flower. Crocus are nice because they announce "spring is coming!" -- except this year, when I believe they were mistaken. I love your baby quilt and the runner in your blog header! Only a quilter would notice the two blue blocks together, but like you I couldn't stand it and would change it. Nice that it's on an edge -- usually those things are right smack in the middle!

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  60. Tulips, but the moles like them as well....:(

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  61. Lilacs, they smell so wonderful.

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  62. My favorite spring flower is the rose.

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  63. Ooh, pretty! :) I love lillies, especially day lillies and tiger lillies. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  64. My favorite spring flower is Lilacs!

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