Friday, October 26, 2012

So Let's Do This . . .

I felt slightly . . . VERY SLIGHTLY . . . more motivated in the Sweat Shop tonight.  I got started a little late though.  I'm not a big baseball fan, but living in northern California and being surrounded by big baseball fans, I couldn't help but watch some of the World Series game while having dinner, and then lingering in the living room with Hubby, watching until the game ended.  Go GIANTS!

So, eventually I made it into the Sweat Shop, but I don't really have anything to show you yet since I spent much of my time looking at stuff and figuring out what I wanted to do next.  I finally settled on the Country Cottages BOM (by Shabby Fabrics)--I last finished August, so I have September and October to catch up on.  And, by the time I turned out the Sweat Shop light, I had the fabrics picked out and had started prep on the September block.  I think my applique finger is just about ready to go back into battle.  So . . . another day or two, and maybe I'll have something to show.

In the meantime, I realized when I was looking through my stuff that I'd never done a giveaway of the Little Bites pattern, Speck.  Remember I made this one?


I still haven't quilted it but I will . . . eventually.  The pattern gives a couple different options for making "X"s or "O"s, and some people, as you may have seen on Sinta's or Sherri's blogs when they had the "parade" at the beginning of October, did a combination of both or made the blocks into table runners and other things--there are lots of options.  And these Little Bites patterns use the new precuts that measure 2-1/2"--if you have some and wondered what to do with them, now you know!  OR, you could do what I did and cut a charm pack into 2-1/2" squares--each 5" charm makes four 2-1/2" small squares.

So, are you interested?  If so, you just need to do two things:  (1) Leave me a comment telling me you'd like to be entered in the drawing and (2) come back here on Sunday to see whose name I picked when I closed the drawing on Saturday night.  Because I won't contact you directly--you have to come back and check.  Silly, I know, but at least I know the people who win my drawings are people who actually VISIT me here and aren't just people searching for random giveaways, right?  It's kind of like "you must be present to win."


If you're interested in these little patterns and don't win mine, or even if you DO win, you might want to check out Carrie Nelson's blog--she's been making up some cute Little Bites pattern projects HERE.  Good inspiration for other things to do with these patterns.  You can also purchase these patterns direct from Carrie Nelson HERE.  [And did you see the link she has in that blog post to a free variation on the Tidbit pattern?  Yep, she's good that way.]  Oh, and you can also buy from her PDF/emailed versions of each of these patterns, so it's just like being in a quilt shop and buying a pattern right then and there, except you don't have to drive anywhere or even comb your hair.  No waiting for the mail unless that's the way you'd prefer to get your patterns.

So, anyway, if you want a chance to win Speck, leave me a comment and tell me you want it.  Thanks for visiting me!

44 comments:

jirons42 said...
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jirons42 said...

I would love to win the Speck pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

Frances said...

Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. Would like to try one on those cute ones.

luv2quilt2 said...

I would love to win this pattern - thank you for the opportunity. And yes, I'm regular follower and always enjoy your unique twist on all the projects you share with your followers.

Heather said...

Cute little pattern, I'd love a chance to win.

Nonnie said...

I would love to win the pattern. I have quite a few mini charms packs . Lookin forward to seeing you BOM'S.

Joyce said...

I would be thrilled to win this pattern...I so enjoy following your blog!

Nancy E said...

I would love to win the Speck pattern. I don't usually leave a comment, but your blog has been one of my daily reads for years. Love seeing your unique twist to a pattern. I agree Carrie gave some great ideas for her Tidbits pattern.

Grandma M said...

I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the chance to win the patterns.

Anonymous said...

I would love to "be present to win" a Speck pattern. Most of the finished Specks I've seen in blog land are the X version, but I'm attracted to the O. Not sure if this means I'm a rebel or just an oddball. Come to think of it, "Oddball" would be a great name for the O Speck.

Cindy in NC

tpott said...

I'm a regular follower. I have a few mini charms and I'm not sure what to do with them, the Speck pattern would cross that excuse off the list. ;-> Thanks for the generous offer. Toni Anne

Karen said...

Kim, I would love to win this pattern. I follow you regularly through my google reader. I'll be sure to check back Sunday. Thanks!

Amy said...

Glad to hear that "the finger" will soon be put back to use. I don't applique, so live vicariously through you. It's been fun to watch your progress this year. And yes, I'd love an opportunity to win Speck. Thanks!

Carleen said...

I start my day with your blog while waiting for the coffee. Winning one of Carrie's patterns would be wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

Marilyn said...

I would love the opportunity to win the pattern. I always enjoy your writings and envy your ability to make the time to sew on a regular basis.

Judy in Michigan said...

I would love to win this pattern - it is on my "must do" list! And yes, your blog is the first one I read each morning with coffee or not...just can't miss one of your adventures!!

Cathy said...

I enjoy following your projects, you get so much done! Your Speck is so cheerful, please count me in on the drawing.

Frankie said...

I'd love to win this pattern! I enjoy following your blog and reading about your quilting adventures. :D

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kim, I would love to win your pattern and there's no worries about me coming back on Sat. to read that I won it because I read your blog every single morning, while drinking my coffee!
I enjoy it as well, take care,
Marie in B.C.

Anna said...

Perfect! I'm in! I just purchased a 2 1/2 precut for retreat on Nov. 1st and have yet to settle on a pattern! hope it is easy to make and that I win!!!

dortha said...

I would love to win the pattern. It is so nice of you to share.

Sewfine Quilts said...

I love reading all about your adventures. I would love to win this little pattern.
Linda

Deb said...

I would love to win the pattern. I enjoy reading your blog.

Laura K said...

I would love to win! I have some of those little candy packs and this would be perfect for them.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I love "Speck"! I used to be in a Charm-Pack-of-the-Month club and have a couple of shoeboxes of these delightful 5" squares ready for projects--and this is the perfect one! Seeew, I'd LOVE to win it!

And--GO GIANTS!!

marie said...

I love Carrie's patterns so this would be a wonderful addition to my collection if I win, please enter me in your give away.

Winona Thompson said...

I would love to win the Speck pattern. I check your blog every day, so no problem with me coming back to check for the winner. :)

hadacres said...

Regular lurker here who really enjoys reading your blog every morning at work. Because you know that's part of the job....grin. I love Carrie's patterns & anyone who has a Golden must be fantastic.
Would really like to check back Monday, remember at work reading here, to find you have picked me.
I have several Charms that could be put to good use with this pattern.
thank you

Lynda said...

would love to win this pattern, I have made several full size quilts using 2.5 inch squares - takes time and patience but so worth it. Making a mini would be a breeze.

Mary said...

I am a faithful reader and would love to win this pattern. thanks for the chance! Have A great weekend.

Mary

Glenda in Florida said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I really love that little pattern. My LQS isn't carrying it yet. They are waiting until after market to place an order. I'll see you Sunday (and every day, for that matter!)

Richelle said...

I would lave to have my name in the hat. It is such a cute pattern!

Anonymous said...

I, too would love to win this pattern! For some reason, I don't see these patterns in our local quilt store. I think maybe I could even finish one! Sue

Linda said...

LOVE TO WIN THIS PATTERN!
THANKS YOU FOR A CHANCE AT A SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Marie said...

That's a lovely giveaway - lots of options to the pattern; I'd be thrilled to win. And it sounds like I might be able to without going anywhere or even combing my hair :).

Elaine Raymond @ quiltlady@etcmail.com said...

I would love to win Speck! I love Carrie Nelson's patterns. Also, so enjoy your blog

Jen in NY said...

I would love to win, thanks for the chance Kim! What a great pattern!

Kim said...

Who wouldn't want to win that cute little pattern? I'll check back on Sunday to see who won. Hope your finger is ready to go soon!

quiltgrammy said...

Would love to win the "Speck" pattern, I think I would have to make it both ways!!;)
I was just wondering about your "Charming Cottages" BOM, glad to see you are still doing them, I've been saving the patterns each month and hope to be able to get started on them in the new year.

Josie McRazie said...

I would love to give the pattern a whirl! I haven't gotten any little bites yet! See you Sunday!

Synthia said...

I'd love to win your pattern. I'm here every day, rain or shine, win or no win.

scottylover said...

Please count me in! I have a scrap bag of squares I "need" to use up. :P

Thanks for sharing!
Sandy A

quilter said...

I'd like to win the pattern and I check your blog every day so coming back to check for the winner isn't a problem. I will be watching baseball tonight...GO TIGERS! Problem here in NC, U of M football and Tigers on at the same time. But..since my husband watches TV with the remote in his hand, I'm sure I'll see both games!
Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

debbiequilter said...

Please enter me in your draw I would love that pattern. You have a great blog!!! debbiequilter