A Quilty Kind of Girl

February 1, 2010

A Quilty Kind of Giveaway!!

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A Giveaway of the Quilty Kind

Whoo hoo! A Giveaway!!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ENTERED, THE CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 12TH…

I am really very excited about today’s post!!  I have decided to host a GIVEAWAY!! As you all know, last week ages ago, I asked you all to vote on your favorite block in the Wee Play Pinwheels Quilt. My secret plan was to take this winning block, and make up a quilt kit of those most popular fabrics.  Now this is the exciting part…this quilt kit would not be for myself. Oh no no no no!! It will be for one lucky winner of A Quilty Kind of Giveaway!

So here’s the deal. First, become a subscriber by using the link on the top right hand side of the page. Next, leave a comment telling me the answer to the following questions:

1) What is your favorite quilting technique? Anything at all! (Myself? I love binding, especially the mitered corners! Crazy, I know….)

2) What is or has been your biggest challenge in quilting? (Had to be curved piecing,,, how many times can a person unpick those stitches before the fabric falls apart?!! ARGH!)

This will get you ONE chance to win.

Would you like more chances? 😉 Here’s what you can do….

Tweet it, Twitter it or whatever you want to call it! Just talk about this giveaway and get one more chance to win!

Share or update your staus with this on Facebook for another chance to win!

Blog about A Quilty Kind of Giveaway and get TWO more chances to win!! (Be sure to take a badge and link back to this post.)

DON”T FORGET to mention all your entries in your comment!! Plus you must leave your email addy so I can contact you with the good news. 🙂

You can potentially earn FIVE chances to WIN!

Now what are the prizes?

First prize is a Wee Play Pinwheels Quilt Kit. Winner gets the fabric to make their choice of the four block options plus Ziggy’s Pinwheels pattern from A Quilty Kind of Girl Designs!!

There will also be 3 additional prizes ( Whoo hoo!) of a Ziggy’s Pinwheels pattern.

Contest will run until midnight MST on  Wednesday, February 10,2010. Randomly drawn winners to be announced Thursday, February 11.

Here’s a little peek… 🙂

THE WINNER….. block #1!

BLOCK ONE Zigs Pinwheels Orange Red Multi

BLOCK ONE

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130 Comments

  1. 1. My favourite part of quilting would be the piecing.. and the design if it’s something I’m creating on my own.

    2. The biggest challenge so far would be free motion quilting. I’m much better now than I was 6 months ago, but still a long way to go.

    Hope you had a wonderful retreat!
    Michele
    P.S. Already subscribed. 🙂

    Comment by Michele — February 1, 2010 @ 8:03 am

  2. 1. My favourite part of quilting would be the piecing, because I just love seeing all those little pieces of fabric come together and LOOK like something 🙂

    2. The biggest challenge so far would be finishing one project before I start buying more patterns, fabric, magazines, etc…for the next one!

    Comment by Gwen — February 1, 2010 @ 11:34 am

    • I totally agree with that challenge Gwen! Fighting the urge right now!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

  3. My favorite part of quilting is choosing the precious fabrics. I love the design aspect of quilting. What colors am I going to use? What design…?
    My biggest challenge is the binding. For some reason I just cannot get the hang of it and always have my mother in law do it for me.

    Comment by marsha Roberts — February 1, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    • Marsha, aren’t you lucky to have a MIL who will do the binding for you! 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

  4. I love binding too – for a variety of reasons… first, when you’re on to the binding it means you’re almost finished! Second, hand sewing the binding is a relaxing project – you can sit in front of the TV or turn on your favourite music and just sew, cuddled up underneath the quilt you are working on! I especially like to do scrappy bindings – taking all the leftover bits of fabric I have from stitching the quilt and sewing them into strips to make the binding. It’s always a bit of a surprise to see how it turns out!

    Comment by Heather McArthur — February 1, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    • Oops, answer to #2: my biggest challenge has always been choosing fabrics for the quilt. So many fabrics to try, and only one quilt to make!

      Comment by Heather McArthur — February 1, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

  5. Hi Brady,
    Am usually pretty good at figuring out these sites – but couldn’t find the ‘link’ or sign-up thingy… Sorry
    Jean Harriman

    1. planning is my favourite part. I have the ability to see a finished project just by looking at fabrics. Thus – my entire stash is sorted into projects w pattern, special threads, special rulers, embellishment all together. The ‘unfiled’ fabrics are leftovers and gifts. Will have to write an article about my planning method someday.

    2.Greatest challenge: Completion. If I stop for a “7th inning break” I never get back to finish my project. My motivation fizzles.

    Comment by Jean — February 1, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    • That is a good way to organize things Jean. I do something similar so I’m not searching all over to match things up.

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

  6. My fav technique is Applique…love it more than hot fudge on a sundae.
    My greatest challenge, is finding time with working full time, part time and kids..I never know how you do it Bradie…but I am trying!

    Love your blog and your creations.

    Comment by Rhonda Duncan — February 1, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    • I am liking applique more and more… hand or machine for you? Since Joan told me her method of applique, I’ve been trying hand, and I love the portability of it.
      Thanks for the compliments. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

      • Bradie, I will post this on my Retreat website…and my blog.
        cheers

        Comment by Rhonda — February 4, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

      • Thanks Rhonda! You rock. 🙂

        Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

  7. Hi Bradie!

    My favorite thing…hmmm…piecing, creating and applique…to hard to choose which is the most favorite.

    My greatest challenge is using fabric from my stash…there are just so many other pretty fabrics that seem to follow me home 🙂

    Signed up, and shared on FB 🙂

    Comment by Christine — February 1, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    • I know Chris! It’s like the fabrics look so lonely, and I just want to give them a good home!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

  8. I love shopping for the fabric and seeing the quilt come to life in my mind.
    My most difficult part is finishing one project completely before starting another…it makes for a messy sewing room!

    Comment by Deb Dees — February 1, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

    • A messy sewing room is unavoidable! 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

  9. I enjoy strip quilting…doesn’t take long to cut the strips and sew them together, yet, you can create all sorts of pattern blocks from the strips.

    I thing that I have not been able to accomplish yet is hand quilting. I have seem so many beautiful work, but do not have the patience or time to do it as neatly.

    Comment by Mary — February 1, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  10. Added the give-away to my facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1791655224

    Comment by Mary — February 1, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

  11. 1) My favorite quilting technique would be piecing. I like making the designs and watching them come together.

    2) The biggest challenge for me would be free motion stitching.. still working on that 🙂

    Comment by forstedbetty — February 2, 2010 @ 1:34 am

    • Did you ever get a new sewing machine?

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

  12. Added to facebook 🙂

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/frostedbetty?ref=mf

    Comment by forstedbetty — February 2, 2010 @ 1:35 am

  13. Tweeted!

    And…. *Fingers Crossed*

    Comment by forstedbetty — February 2, 2010 @ 1:37 am

  14. 1). My favorite quilting technique is Applique, both by hand and machine.
    2). My biggest challenge so far in quilting, being a beginner still, has to be getting all my points to match-up. I am getting better though, practice makes things better.

    Comment by Sarah — February 2, 2010 @ 6:59 am

    • Sarah, practice will always pay off. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

  15. My favorite quilting technique is applique.

    My biggest challenge in quilting is squaring up my blocks, I’m always a little short on one side!? I’m sure i’ll get the hang of it. Thank you for doing this you are a lovely person for doing so!
    I am signing up for your blog email and talking about it on my facebook page with a link back here!!

    Comment by Julie Barkley — February 2, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    • Julie, I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it too. Remember that your accurate seam allowance will help. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

  16. My favorite part is the planning and cutting! Okay cutting is fun, yes that sounds kind of strange.

    My biggest challenge is making sure whatever I am working on comes out the right size – I can cut and sew “perfectly” and it still doesn’t measure *whatever size* exactly.

    I’m already subscribed to your blog!

    I posted on twitter too. http://twitter.com/Tsoniki/status/8551118667

    PS I really love pinwheels so think your pattern is awesome!

    Comment by Tsoniki Crazy Bull — February 2, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    • Thanks Tsoniki! Try making your seam allowance a thread smaller than quarter inch. This will usually solve the “not quite the right size” problem. Kiss that new wee boyface for me!!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

  17. My favorite part of quilting is taking the fabric and watching it come to life in the piecing.
    My biggest challange was quilting it on my home machine.
    I subscribed to your blog.
    I also posted on Facebook.

    Comment by Sue Goodin — February 2, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    • Hi Sue, you are not alone with your challenge. I know of a lot of people who struggle with the quilting.

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

  18. Wow…hard to pick my favorite part as I love the whole process from picking the pattern and fabric to completion!!!

    Of course the most challanging for me is completion as I just have to try out as many patterns as I can get my hands on!!!

    Shared on Facebook; sorry I don’t Tweet…

    Thanks for the chance (fingers crossed!)

    Comment by Pat S. — February 2, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

  19. My favorite part of quilting is making the blocks. Then the challenge comes when I have to put them together and finish the top! I just entered my e-mail address and subscribed. I see you on Facebook but I’m not a Tweeter. 🙂

    Comment by Sandi — February 2, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    • Hi Sandi!! I’ve seen some of your quilts, I highly doubt that you are challenges at all. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

  20. Hi Bradie…

    Love this giveaway…I hope I win!!

    My favorite quilting technique is…hmm…piecing…I love watching how all the pieces come together to make something!

    My biggest challenge is my quilt fabric obsession!! I have SOOOOO much (I know…can you really have TOO much?!?!?) and I love to ‘play’ with it all…besides that…it’s getting projects finished before starting a new one…I HATE basting!!!

    I’ve tweeted, I’ve blogged, I’ve facebooked…I think that covers it…

    HOPE I win! Thanks for having this giveaway!

    Comment by Carmen — February 3, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    • P.S. I also subscribed!

      Comment by Carmen — February 3, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    • I hate basting too. Have you tried spray basting? or misty fuse? LOVE them both!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

  21. I have subscribed and my faourite part of quilting would be applique and sewing on the bindings. Very calming and relaxing.

    Comment by Jeannette — February 3, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    • Jeannette, I also love binding, and knowing the finish is just a mitred corner away. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

  22. Can I play too?

    Comment by manquilter — February 3, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

  23. Favorite part – picking a block and the fabric….

    Most challenging – to get myself organized enought to make the time to quilt!

    Brenda

    Comment by Brenda Funaro — February 3, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

  24. Heya Bradie!

    I find that I absolutely love all aspects of quilting (except one)…finding the right pattern, fabric, cutting, then piecing and finally basting and quilting! But I would have to say my favorite is quilting. Although I’m not great at it, I love to watch my quilt transform in my own creation as I quilt each block.

    My biggest challenge thus far has been binding. I just can’t grasp it and I can’t whipstitch! (just watched your binding video and learned a few pointers – hoping it will help in my next quilt – thax!)

    Happy quilting!

    Joy Litchfield

    Comment by Joy Litchfield — February 3, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    • PS – I am already a subscriber and I just Facebooked:)

      Comment by Joy Litchfield — February 3, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    • Hi Joy!
      Glad you found the video, hope it does help!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

      • started binding a baby quilt last night…your video really helped. Not perfect yet but it looks good! thanks again Bradie!

        Comment by Joy Litchfield — February 5, 2010 @ 6:00 am

  25. My favorite quilting technique is making half square triangles using Triangles on a Roll paper. I could make them all day…

    My biggest challenge in quilting is not being able to NOT buy fabric. I am always sneaking bags of fabric into the house.

    Comment by Jan Harmon — February 3, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    • hehe me too. don’t tell Matt. 😉

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

  26. I have to agree with you Bradie, my favorite part of quilting is finishing up with the binding. That means that the process is complete, done, over and I can then start on another new project!!!
    My biggest challenge is that I have alot of interruptions – how do you do it with all of your little peeps?? I will be moving into my new studio soon so then I will be able to just leave where I left off and go back to my project whenever I have a minute! 🙂

    Comment by Judy — February 3, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

    • Interruptions! No kidding. lol It’s a good thing I can get back on task easily. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

  27. My favorite part is piecing… seeing it all come together and the rhythm of the colors shining thru.
    My biggest challenge is finishing up with the binding. Just a small thing about hand sewing… not a big fan of hand sewing. LOL

    Comment by Jean — February 3, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    • hmmm have you tried machine stitching your binding? At least it will get finished!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

      • I send my big tops out to be quilted and finish the binding myself if it is staying with us. I have done some machine stitching and it does turn out nice.

        Funny thing is that my biggest challenge of late is to find the time to sew! Ah well, we will work on that one 🙂

        Hope you received some replies from my tweet 🙂

        Comment by Jean — February 5, 2010 @ 4:52 am

  28. Hi Bradie,
    Love your name..would have named my Basset Bradie if I had heard your name first, instead she’s named Birdie. hehehe

    My favorite part is shopping for the fabric! My mind and heart races when I search for and find just the right stuff!
    My biggest challenge is quilting it. I bought a Tin Lizzie but am not digging it so far.

    Comment by Allison S. — February 3, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    • Thanks for your compliments! What don’t you like? Is the tin lizzie hard to use?

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

  29. My biggest challenge is now my favorite thing, quilting my tops. I had sooooo many ufo’s. Now this may all change next week, but for now I am very addicted to my new APQS millenium longarm.
    Thanks to you for all of the quilting information and intertainment that you have been giving us.

    Comment by Connie — February 3, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    • Yay for a new Millennium! Congratulations!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

  30. My favorite is machine applique. My most challenging is free-motion quilting–I just gotta make myself practice.

    Comment by Lynda — February 4, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    • Yes, Lynda I’m sure you know that practice will help! I enjoy applique too. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

  31. My favorite is (yep, I’m nuts! LOL) curved piecing… I absolutely love it! 🙂 And my biggest challenge has been in realizing that with my progressive rheumatoid arthritis, I simply can’t hand quilt anymore; I’m going to have to find a way to afford a new machine with a larger throat/harp space and resign myself to learning to machine quilt instead.

    Comment by Jodi — February 4, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    • I’m sure you will enjoy machine quilting Jodi. It really is fun!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

  32. My favorite part of quilting is piecing. . by hand preferably, but machine is good too 🙂 My most challenging is pieced curves – like double wedding ring. I made a queen/king double wedding ring quilt for my daughter and son-in-law and WILL NEVER MAKE ANOTHER!!! (sorry for shouting – it was a bear!!)
    Love your website Bradie!! (and love Matt’s too!)

    Comment by Mary-Frances — February 4, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

    • Thanks Mary-Frances! I’m thinking when I tackle a wedding ring, it will be a little one!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

  33. My Favorite part of Quilting is paper piecing.
    My biggest Challenge has to be the curved piecing, can never get them right!
    OK posted on my Twitter : TheLastYard
    OK Posted on my Facebook: Tammy Treece
    OK posted on my Blog: thelastyard.blogspot.com

    can you tell im excited to win this quilt kit!! Its beautiful!!!
    tammy@thelastyard.com

    Comment by Tammy Nicolas — February 4, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    • I LOVE paper piecing too. Good luck! 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

  34. My favourite part of quilting is piecing. I love cutting up fabric and then piecing it back together and marvelling at what it has become. Awesome! What I dislike is finishing a project!! There are sooooo many other new and exciting things to try – who has time to finish things????

    Comment by Cathy — February 4, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

  35. Ah the answer to question 1: I do love to piece when all is going well, it is when i have cut right and stitched right and is still off that gets me. Right now I am addicted to applique, I love layering the fabrics and making a design on top of a base. There is something special that happens when you are doing a binding and you get the perfect mitered corner. It is like a secret that only you know and your friends are all amazed that you can “do that”.
    The least favorite…I have got to say 45degree angles, I can’t do it. I have cut and re-cut and cursed and yelled and thrown away fabric to re-cut the blankinblankin units and the flippin things don’t match in the y seam. Breathe… I will probably never finish the Carolina Lily or ever do a Lone Star pattern, ever. It would be another UFO and well shoot that is another not like thing. I had the audacity to say to someone that ‘I didn’t have any UFO’s that I finished everything I start”… careful what thou sayeth in pride, I have lots now.

    Comment by Darla — February 4, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    • Darla you are not alone! I have quite a few projects that I must finish, but some how always manage to find a reason to start another new one!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 4, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

  36. I love playing with fabric and sewing the quilt.
    I dislike squaring it up if necessary or ripping out seams.
    thanks. love the blog

    Comment by cindy omalley — February 5, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    • Thanks Cindy! I am not a fan of ripping either. It is the number one cause of UFOs.

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 6, 2010 @ 1:42 am

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  38. Hard to pick a favorite; I think my favorite part is having Matt long-arm the completed top! That is when any quilt starts to reach it’s potential.
    My most difficult challenge is knowing when to quit. I always think of an embellishment I want to to add before calling it finished.
    Which is another favorite of mine, embellishment! Beads, buttons, fibre, couching; I get carried away!

    Comment by Joan (quilt) Smith — February 6, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    • lol Joan I did not consider the long armer’s part in the project. I thoroughly enjoy seeing what he does with it.

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 7, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

  39. My favourite? Just one?? OK…Probably strip piecing. So easy! and such a great result. And my challenges? Hexagons. They are evil and have it in for me.:-)

    Comment by Debbie Lane — February 6, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    • lmao oh Debbie, I’m envisioning evil hexagons chasing you done. Thanks for the laugh. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 7, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

  40. Oh, and I put a post on Facebook too!

    Comment by Debbie Lane — February 6, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

  41. Hi Bradie…well, favorite technique would be piecing, like others here,I love having bits of different fabric go together, and wa-laa it’s beautiful!!! and biggest challenge, whoa is me..there are SO many, but free-motion is “escaping” me at the moment, I know, I know, more practice!!! Thanks for this contest xxx(crossed fingers) Deb I don’t twitter, haven’t got a blog, so do I just mention this on my FB page???

    Comment by Deb Crosley — February 6, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

    • Hi Deb, yes practice practice practice is right. Facebook page is great. Thanks!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 7, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

      • Facebook here we come!!!

        Comment by Deb Crosley — February 7, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

      • Thanks Deb!

        Comment by quiltcetera — February 8, 2010 @ 11:19 am

  42. I must say I am really starting to like applique.
    My biggest problem is UFO’s!! Also purchasing way to many magazines.
    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I have also added your message to my FB profile.
    Can’t wait to see who wins. This is great fun. Thank you! Leisa

    Comment by Leisa Den Beste — February 7, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    • Hi Leisa! I am with you on the magazine wagon. I am a total mag addict!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 8, 2010 @ 11:20 am

  43. Bradie, I’ve got you front page on my retreat website at http://www.gigglesandgirlfriends.com the ladies will all be able to see my favourite designer!!!

    Comment by Rhonda Duncan — February 8, 2010 @ 10:44 am

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  45. My favorite part of quilting is applique! I just love applique! My challenge in quilting has got to be the darn 1/4 inch seam! I can never seem to get an exact 1/4 inch or a scant 1/4 inch.

    I love your website! It looks great!

    Comment by Lynn Taylor — February 9, 2010 @ 10:26 am

    • Hi Lynn!
      Do you use a quarter inch presser foot? Does it have a guide on the side or is it a flat one?

      and Thanks! 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 9, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

  46. Block one is my favorite.
    My favorite part of quilting is also the binding, Bradie. I love to see the rought edge dissapear and leave the beautifuly finished quilt. The biggest challenge in quilting for me, is trying to do everything I want to. There are always so many great projects popping into my head and no time to get to them all. sigh

    Comment by Barb Bunz — February 9, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    • I know Barb. I really should stay out of shops until I get caught up…. wait. Did I really just say that? Does anyone know If Matt HEARD me say that? K. I take it back. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 10, 2010 @ 12:45 am

  47. My favourite part of quilting is choosing the fabric for the project I want to do and then its the cutting out because this was something that my Dad liked to do with me (the cutting out part, that is) since it was the closest to carpentry that any of his kids were going to get. Carpentry was his thing. My biggest challenge I would have to say would be curved pieces — I need to take some classes on this and screw up my courage to try.

    Comment by Bqarb Few — February 9, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    • Barb, I think you were lucky to share that with your Dad. Curves are not so bad, once you get the hang of it. I know you can do it!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 10, 2010 @ 12:46 am

  48. 1) What is your favorite quilting technique? … Hand work is my favorite technique. It makes a project absolutely filled with love. My second favorite thing is auditioning fabrics.

    2) What is or has been your biggest challenge in quilting? … Learning to machine quilt rather than hand quilt.

    Comment by Debi R. — February 9, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

  49. I stuck it on my FB status, too. There’s no link for me to subscribe to your blog. Oh, wait, maybe it’s because I’ve already been there, done that. tee hee

    Comment by Debi R. — February 9, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

  50. Oops, silly me, I forgot to add the FB link …
    http://www.facebook.com/gdcleanfun?cropsuccess#!/gdcleanfun?ref=profile

    Comment by Debi R. — February 9, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

  51. And I Twittered …

    gdcleanfun
    Bradie @ https://quiltcetera.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/a-quilty-kind-of-giveaway/#comment-340is sponsoring a Giveaway of a free quilt.

    Comment by Debi R. — February 9, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    • Holy smokes Debi! You rock! You did it ALL! Thanks. 🙂

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 10, 2010 @ 12:48 am

  52. 1) What is your favorite quilting technique? My fav technique is the way I make half square triangles-no marking and no pins!

    2) What is or has been your biggest challenge in quilting? My biggest challenge is basting. I have no room and it’s very hard on my knees and back when I use the floor.

    Happy Quilting!

    Comment by Kathi — February 9, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    • I Heart HST. And I do NOT miss basting. have you tried the spray stuff, or Misty Fuse? LOVE IT!!

      Comment by quiltcetera — February 10, 2010 @ 12:49 am

      • Love the basting spray for wall hangings and baby quilts. I have some misty fuse-never thought to try it for basting-Thanks!
        Anyone a fan of fusible batting?

        Comment by Kathi — February 10, 2010 @ 9:14 am

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  54. 1) Anything quick pieced for me. Like 8 hst from a square or 4 geese from a square. 2) Handwork. Hate it hate it hate it. Tweet, FB, and Blog coming up.

    Comment by Charlie — February 10, 2010 @ 8:17 am

  55. I really enjoy piecing unusual designs. But anything quilting related relaxes me, I absolutely hate appliquéing small round pieces. Other than that it’s all good.

    Comment by Greg — February 10, 2010 @ 10:27 am

  56. My fav thing is quilting on the frame-least fav is binding.also enjoy cutting and piecing.

    Comment by Anita Tockey — February 10, 2010 @ 10:28 am

  57. Hi everybody! I’m from Spain and I’m really a begginer in this field, in fact last year by now I even didn’t have a sewing machine,and of course neither I knew how to use it, but now although I’m a very busy woman I’m getting hooked by sewing, I find it relaxing, the most I like is making up new designs and cutting and putting together little pieces of coloured fabrics and recycling old jeans or any other nice fabric for some proyect, the most challenging is finishing up the project so that it looks neat and well done, as a begginer I’ve made just a few things such a beach bags or something like that, I’ll sen you a couple of pictures so you can give me your opinion.
    Sorry if I make any mistake writing, I`m still learning English by myself (I began when I was more than 45 y.o.) now I’m 52, but don’t get me wrong my mind is just 25!!

    Bye for now
    Toñi

    Comment by Toñi Maciá — February 10, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    • Toni,

      Your english is wonderfull, welcome to the great and wonderfull world of quilting, beginner or experienced, everyone has fun and there are no mistakes, just new ways to do things. Cheers
      Rhonda

      Comment by Rhonda Duncan — February 11, 2010 @ 8:28 am

  58. Hi! I’ve just subscribed to your blog, and my favourie technique is free form curved piecing. I love its anything goes-ness! I also love picking out fabrics (okay fondling my fabrics!) and trying out new techniques.

    Comment by What Comes Next? — February 10, 2010 @ 11:23 am

  59. 1) What is your favorite quilting technique?
    I just started quilting a couple months ago, so don’t actually have a favorite. I do love picking out the patterns and material. Going into the quilt shop and seeing all of the different patterns I sometimes get overwelmed. But after picking up a couple of bolts and placing them next to each other, I start getting excited about all of the different possibilities.

    2) What is or has been your biggest challenge in quilting?
    I actually have two. The first is trying to have it perfect!!! My sister-in-law who got me started in quilting keeps telling me that the imperfections makes it more interesting. Being a former programmer and having to have things perfect, that I find very difficult to do. I swear I am wearing out my seam ripper. I have already gone through one hole spool of thread!! The second is sewing a 1/4 inch seam. I am so used to 5/8 seams which is natural to me, I either make them a little too small or too big. Yes I do have a 1/4 inch pressure foot.

    I am starting a beginners quilt course next week. Hope it makes a difference.

    Comment by Jan Schaib — February 10, 2010 @ 11:24 am

  60. oops! hit submit too quick! My biggest challenge is hand quilting – have had diasasterous results, so now do strictly machine quilting on my domestic machine.

    Comment by What Comes Next? — February 10, 2010 @ 11:33 am

  61. My favorite part of quilting is hand applique.

    My biggest challenge is finding the time to get my quilt projects done with a full time job which is my own business (I have a very demanding boss!) It seems that when my kids were home and little, I managed that part of my life better plus I worked for someone else! Ha!

    Comment by Jan Ward — February 10, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

  62. My favorite quilting tecnique is applique and embroidering.
    My challenge is the bargello curly.
    I can not speak English, only a few words, but you can understand.
    Sorry…
    I am an brazilian quilter

    Comment by Cleuza Costa — February 10, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

  63. Hi! Fav: piecing. hard:measurements. I am new to quilting and am still trying to get the hang of figuring out how big the blocks need to be to make the size fo quitl I want to make. Arg. Thanks!

    Comment by Amy — February 10, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

  64. 1. I love playing with fabric and sewing it

    2. I dislike cutting small pieces and squaring up after the long arm

    thanks

    Comment by cindy omally — February 10, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

  65. I am a follower

    Comment by Patty — February 10, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

  66. My biggest challenge was doing curves also. But I found out they are not as scary as I thought.

    Comment by Patty — February 10, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

  67. My favorite part of quilting is seeing the blocks on the design board and switching them around until I find what I like.

    Comment by Patty — February 10, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

  68. My favorite part of quilting is choosing the fabrics for my projects.

    My least favorite part is trying to keep my blocks square…I either can’t see straight or can’t sew straight…hmmm, which do you think it is??

    Comment by Patricia — February 10, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

  69. My favorite technique in quilting is piecing and my challenge would be hand quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Comment by Jennifer — February 10, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

  70. I have subscribed to your blog.

    Comment by Jennifer — February 10, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

  71. Hiya,
    My favorite kind of quilting is EPP (English paper piecing) as I sometimes stuff the hexagons for that puffy look (trapunto). And my most difficult challenge is stippling on my Ms Elna…
    Linda J
    VA

    Comment by Linda — February 10, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

  72. My favorite part of quilting is picking out the fabrics and starting a new project, and my biggest challenge is the binding. I struggle to figure out how wide to cut it, then it never lays straight if I try to do it by machine so I end up doing it by hand – have you thought of doing a tutorial on binding? I’d sure like that!

    Comment by Rete — February 10, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

  73. My favourite tecnique for quilting is chain piecing! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It is quick, saves thread and before you know it you are finished your project!

    2) My least favourite part of quilting is paper piecing. For paper piecing, i somehow ‘loose it’ once I flip the fabric over. Looks fine until aftr it is sewn.. Almost always my little friend the ‘stitch ripper’ comes to my resue!!

    Thanks Brady. I have been quilting for 35 years now, learned a few years after I met and married my DH. I learned from my MIL. I think it is now in my blood!!!

    Comment by Mary Lynn — February 10, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

  74. My most favourite part of quilting is looking at all the beautiful quilt designs on the internet and magazines. I find it fills me with inspiration and my imagination can run wild planning my own quilt.

    My least favourite part of quilting is cutting straight lines and not having a bow in them. I am left handed and I find it sometimes makes it harder for me to cut as accurately as I it needs to be.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

    Comment by Eunice — February 10, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

  75. Bradie,

    Really like your new and improved site – it’s easy to maneuver and looks wonderful!

    Kudos to DH 😀

    Comment by Paula Z — February 11, 2010 @ 9:06 am


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