Friday, February 8, 2013

Goin' Back In

I'm feeling slightly better today, and I think it's because it rained a little.  And that means that this is probably some horrible allergy thing and not a cold.  I'm not sure why that makes me feel a little better, but it does--beside the fact that I feel a little better anyway.  I really DO need to go shopping for some kind of allergy medication though so I can see if I can feel a LOT better.

Anyway, I felt well enough--or maybe it's just that I was having withdrawals--to get back into the Sweat Shop tonight.  I'm anxious to truly finish the Comfort and Joy quilt, so that's what I worked on.  I had already made enough bias "vines," so I didn't need to worry about that, but I needed to make all the other parts as well as a few extras, because I decided I need a few more berries and leaves in the upper corner that I showed you the other day.


That pile of red berries, though?  I still have to "prep" those.  But the other pieces are all turned under and starched and ready to be glued down.  So, I'm getting close.  And do you know what that means?  Yes, it means I'm about ready to find a new home for the pattern.  Are you interested?  This time it's open to those of you living in the U.S. and Canada--I'm pretty sure I can afford the postage for that.  And if you've seen the other Comfort & Joy quilts made by my group, you know that this quilt can be made in darker, "country" or "prim" fabrics.  In fact, the pattern shows both colorways, so you can look at the options and pick the one you like best.

What do you have to do?  Leave me a comment letting me know you want a chance to win the pattern.  Simple, eh?  Tomorrow is my "blogging day off," so I'll be back the next day to announce a winner.  Yes, that means I'll pick a random winner late on Saturday night and the name will be announced on Sunday's blog post.  And in case you're a new reader or just stumbled in on your way by, you should be aware that my "rule" is that you have to come back here, see that you've won, and email me your mailing address.  It's kind of like those contests where they say you "must be present to win."  And if the winner doesn't claim the pattern by next Thursday, I'll do this again, although there's only been a couple times when a winner hasn't come forward.  So good luck!

47 comments:

Fiesta said...

Kim I have been wanting this pattern and I have followed and admired your progress. Thank you for the chance.

Sharon Rhudy said...

I love this pattern and would love to get the pattern. I love the combination of piecing and applique. I hope I win.Thanks

Anonymous said...

Kim,

Thanks for the chance to win. I am a steady follower and will be back on Sat. to see who the winner is. I have watched this quilt come together on other blogs--Cupcakes and Daisies for one. There are lots of others. It is a very nice pattern and would love to win it.

Shelia

Nonnie said...

Kim
I would love to make this pattern. I have been following your progress. I can't wait to see your quilt totally finished.

Melinda said...

I really want this pattern. I am anxious to make it.

yorkie mom said...

Would love to make this quilt! Love the brighter colors!

Marie said...

I would love to win this pattern, making it would add greatly to a long winter in Canada! Please choose me!

Heather said...

I love this pattern made up in the bright colors and yours looks great. I would love a chance to win this pattern, it would be a perfect addition to my guest room in my new home. A happy Christmas welcome to guests.

Sheila said...

Kim, put my name in the drawing. I would love to have this pattern. Happy Valentine's Day!

Brenda said...

I would love this pattern. We are getting the big blizzard today/tomorrow. I have some hand projects lined up but really hoping we don't lose power at all.

Susan said...

I have recently started doing starch applique and I LOVE it!! It is sooo relaxing. This pattern is on my wish list so I'll throw my name in the hat too. Thank you for letting the newbies know what your requirements are as I am new to your blog :o)

dianne said...

well ... since i have been fooling myself into thinking that another pattern is THIS pattern for the past year ... yes ... yes, i WOULD like to give the real thing a new home!

Synthia said...

I'd love to be in the drawing for your pattern. You are so generous to share!!!!

Donna said...

I would love to have this pattern! You do such beautiful work.

Sally said...

Thank you for a chance to win this pattern.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are feeling better, the Comfort and Joy pattern is a great give-a-way, thanks for being generous.
sue

knitnoid said...

Kim -- I'd love to win the pattern. One of these days I'd love to have a Christmas quilt on each of my beds.

Margie said...

I don't usually enter drawings but this is one I would like to have so thank you for the opportunity!! Visit your blog everyday you have a new post!!

Mollylivebearer said...

I would love this pattern. Applique is so much fun.

Molly in Sumner, WA

Anonymous said...

Would love a chance to win this pattern. Thank you,
Mimi Bangor, Maine

Patty Nordahl said...

I love your quilt and would like a chance to win the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

Loveoffun said...

I'm happy your feeling better.. I really enjoy your blog... I would LOVE to inherit your pattern.... Enjoy your night off...

kcenya1950 said...

glad you are feeling better. i would love to make this pattern in my favourite dark and dreary colours
congratulations on being close to completing it -- i like your choice of colours, too.

Ruby said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this pattern! Love your quilt and the colors you chose!

marie said...

I'd love to win the pattern, and I'd choose the darker version. Thanks for the chance.

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

I am glad that you are able to sit up and take a little nourishment... The quilt is beautiful!

Winona said...

I would love this pattern! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Kigwit said...

Kim I would absolutely love to win this pattern! Thank you for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the pattern. I could use up my stash!debbiequilter from Canada

GrammyK said...

Glad to hear you're somewhat on the mend. Feel better fast before the weekend! I would love to win this pattern-looks like so much fun to do and your finished product is gorgeous! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Happy to see you feeling a little better! I do love the "Comfort and Joy" pattern, and your version is terrific. I'd love the chance to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

CathyK said...

I am so happy you are feeling better! I would just love to win this pattern! It really looks bright and cheery. I have enjoyed watching your progress on it. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! :)

carol fun said...

Oh I have really enjoyed seeing the different versions of this quilt and I'd love to try one of my own. Thanks for the giveaways - hope I win!

Janet said...

Super cute pattern! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Carol said...

I've been looking at this pattern for too long and I've been on the fence. This could be that push I was waiting for....or not.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim - I would be very happy to win your pattern. I love Christmas - you can never have too many Christmas quilts and this pattern has it all. Thanks for sharing it. Susie H

Unknown said...

I would love to win your pattern. I love Christmas and your quilt is adorable. Thank you for chance to win. I love your quilts. Thanks Barb

Patty said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love the pattern, Thanks for the opportunity.

MJinMichigan said...

I've been following your progress on this quilt and was sorry I resisted joining in. I'd really like to make it so would love to win your pattern.

Becky S. said...

I would love to be entered to win the pattern! I have enjoyed following the progress on your Comfort & Joy quilt and I think it turned out beautiful!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah said...

I'm from Australia so don't enter me in the competition (I understand the massive postage costs!). I just wanted to say that rainy days make my sinuses feel much better too. Our climate in South Australia is very similar to California and the dry heat and dust gives me the itches, sneezes and sore face too.

Louise SS said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. I would love to have a go at Comfort and Joy! Have a nice weekend!
Louise

Orcsmom said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I also have been watching your progress. You always amaze me with your color choices and how they always turn out so cute! I am terrible with color choices! Maybe you can help me with this one! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I would love the pattern as it's a little more than I pay for patterns. Thanks for a chance to win. Pauline

Dorothy said...

Hi Kim

I have loved this pattern the entire time you have been working on this quilt. I would love to try it
Thanks
Dorothy in IL

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Very nice design and color combination. I got some ideas and i will try this ideas in my next quit making.
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