Friday, January 27, 2017

Giveaway - Last Call

Happy Friday!

There is still time to win my new quilting stencil; Barb's Baptist Fan.  Just leave a message here or on my last post for a chance to win.  I'll be adding some surprises to this giveaway too.
I'm still making some workshop samples and this is my latest: Beach Baby Bingo - 12" x 14"
I challenged myself to make a Modern Doll Quilt using free piecing techniques.
The backing fabric is this funny print~
I used a split wool batting just to try it out and I did narrow vertical machine quilting.
It was really fun to turn this pile of somewhat related scraps into this fun little quilt.  Here it is after day one.  I knew it needed a little more somethin'-somethin' on the top and bottom.
 I used a raspberry solid for the single binding.  I love the single mitered binding on small quilts.
In other news I made a long string piece in rainbow order.  I plan to make it into a runner.
 I started quilting this little doll quilt again.  I am echo quilting it freehand.  I like that it's not perfect, as if maybe a child had quilted it.
It is always fun to work with color, especially during the darker months.  Hope you are having fun in your sewing room!
I'll see you Wednesday to announce a winner!
xo

86 comments:

  1. Your modern doll quilt is wonderful; so spontaneous and happy. Thanks for the giveaway; I would love a chance to win that stencil. I just love the large size.

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  2. Wonderful little doll quilt. It is very cheerful and bold. The raspberry binding was a perfect call. Love the hexi flower doll quilt too. I might make one too just to use up some of the flowers that got rejected from other projects. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy! ;^)

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  3. I"m pretty sure this Baptist Texas friend needs your Baptist fan stencil! PS Some modern baby is going to love this quilt for her doll friends!

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  4. Love, love, love baptist fan quilting!

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  5. I just absolutely LOVE your little, brightly colored quilt! Great way to use up scraps. Especially love the raspberry - everyone needs a little raspberry in their lives. :D I'd already done the survey, and thought I'd commented on your last post but when I went back and checked, I hadn't. :( but would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you for the chance and second chance. lol I enjoy the serenity of hand quilting, and would love to add your great stencil to my supplies!! <3

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  6. Great idea to works in brights this month...I move so much slower in January than any other month! Today is another gray day with random flurries floating down.
    I'd love to be entered into your giveaway! I adore baptist fan quilting. In fact, at your post's prompting, I may just go choose a top to mark up with your first stencil. (So many to choose from...lol)

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  7. I love your little doll quilt the fabrics are so cute and the quilting is perfect for this piece! I had no idea you've been making/designing your stencils, so glad for a chance to win. ��

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  8. Those bright colors are perfect for this gray time of year, and I love the channel quilting. Okay, you have succeeded in motivating me to get back to my sewing room!

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  9. Love the bright quilt...but my fav is the hexie one. Love everything about that little quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the Baptist Fan...another one of my all time favs.

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  10. I didn't realize the stencil was the giveaway prize - what a great prize!! I think your beach quilt is a fun little quilt - I like that straight line quilting. What a fun print that red and white safety pins :0). Your doll quilt is a little charmer - the handquilting looks wonderful!

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  11. Thanks for the chance to win the stencil. Love your blog and all that you share.

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  12. Love Baptist fan quilting, but have never done it myself. I would be so happy to have a stencil and hand quilt it on my next quilt.

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  13. I would love,to win one of your quilting stencils as I am trying to improve my quilting skills��

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  14. I love working with color. It makes me happy to be around lots of color. You bright little quilt is cute. Loving your new stencil, thanks for a chance to win it.

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  15. I love that bright doll quilt and what little girl wouldn't want it for her doll. I'd love to win the stencil for our quilt ministry group. Baptist fan is a great design for beginning hand quilters. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Would love to win a Baptist quilt stencil as my freehand ones frequently go astray. Then if I could only improve my stitch length.

    Terry in So. Calif.

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  17. An early 1940's top just 'found' me and would really look fine with fan quilting!

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  18. I am really loving that rainbow runner! I love all things rainbow, and that runner really sums it up!
    Your cute little hexie quilt makes me smile. No child I know would quilt that well!! : )

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  19. I've always wanted to try my hand at quilting baptist fans, but haven't yet. Your projects look like a ton of fun this week!!!

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  20. Are the international players accepted ? Thank you for this giveaway if yes ! :)
    Your doll quilt is soo funy and I love a lot the backing fabric with mice :)) Love your quilting too ! I love to quilt during this season...
    I wish you a wonderful weekend Barb !

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  21. Love the colorful mini quilt. Wish it was warm enough to go to the beach.

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  22. This would be perfect!! I've always wanted to try this design . Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Doll Quilts are so cute! The stencil looks great...good on so many quilts.

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  24. the Baptist Fan reminds me of my grand mother

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  25. Love the doll quilt I call that matchstick quilting and I agree looks great and is fun to do. I am getting ready to hand quilt a king size log cabin that stencil sure would come in handy. He-He

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  26. I will be doing some matchstick quilting on s pillow soon. What fun little doll quilts! I would love to try some baptist fan quilting

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  27. Love the bright colors on the doll quilt and the free-form piecing. The stencil looks awesome.

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  28. All of my hand quilting looks like a child did it! HAHA
    Lovely your quilts and that backing! Sometimes I feel like I'm a mouse in a maze! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  29. Je viens d'étudier "Stencil company " pour acheter un baptist fan mais je ne sais quelle taille prendre . Je vais tenter ma chance ici on ne sait jamais ! Amitié de France

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  30. I would love to win your Baptist fan stencil -- it's my all-time favorite quilting design! And a ginormous one? Sign me up. :-) Love what you did with those cheerful scraps, so much to look at in that little quilt and all living happily together! Happy weekend to you!

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  31. Barb, I would love to win your stencil! Love seeing what you are working on-always inspired. Come back to Texas and visit soon!

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  32. I would love the stencil....have 4 quilt that need quilting and would love to try this stencil

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  33. I'd love to win your stencil. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. Okay, I just love all of the projects in this post! I particularly love that rainbow string piece! Oh- and the hexie doll quilt is adorable! I can't wait to see it completed. I really need to work on my handquilting some more.

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  35. Thanks for the reminder about your giveaway--I'd love to win your new stencil. I use your original stencil a lot, in fact, I'm using it on a lap quilt now and I've used it on 2 recent quilts. I'm almost exclusively a hand quilter. (I like to do echo quilting too).
    I've thought about buying a wool batt and splitting it to see if I like the thickness. Everyone in Celebrate Hand Quilting raves about wool, like quilting through butter. Hope you like it too.
    Thanks very much for sharing with us.

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  36. Your doll quilts are very cute. Would love to win the stencil.

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  37. Your little doll quilt is a burst of sunshine, that's for sure! Thanks for the chance to win this stencil! I've been doing a lot of hand quilting on my Dream Catcher quilt recently! This would be the perfect way to finish it off....

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  38. I would love to win this! I have just the quilt top to use it in! Thanks for the chance to win!
    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  39. Love the Grandmother's Flower Garden doll quilt, and especially the hand quilting!❤️

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  40. Beach Baby Bingo is probably the best quilt name I've ever heard!! It fits your fun dolls quilt perfectly!! Your hexie dolls quilts is a beauty too. Your dolls wont be able to decide which quilts to use on their beds.

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  41. Such happy little Quilts, each in their own way. Your new stencil is a beauty. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. Wendy in NH
    I looked to see if any whales made it into your Beach Baby Bingo! ��
    (Wcoffin7@aol.com)

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  43. Como me gustaria esta plantilla !!!
    gracias por la oportunidad de participar

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  44. Me encanta el edredón hexágono

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  45. Would love to win the stencil. Love how colorful your little quilts are.

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  46. I love your little doll quilts,especially the hexie. Thanks for the chance to win one of your stencils!

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  47. What a fun and fresh doll quilt. Love it!

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  48. Aren't those dolly quilts beautiful!!! So much fun:0). One great thing about living in the south....even winter days are sunny :0)
    ( mostly). Thanks for the chance to win your amazing fan stencil.
    Happy Sewing Barb!

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  49. I always enjoy your quilts and your blog posts!

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  50. Your quilts are just what we need to chase away winter blues. Love the Baptist fan.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  51. I have done a Baptist Fan quilting design many times but none as large as your stencil. Would be a delightful addition to my stencil stash.

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  52. Hmm, I took the survey and totally forgot to comment on your last post. Maybe I wasn't feeling so groovy... I'm loving the doll quilts. Are you making them for your new workshop?

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  53. Love your Beach Baby Bingo quilt, those brightly coloured fabrics really remind me of the beach, summer and surf. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  54. I look at your Baptist fan stencil and think of old 33 records. Then I look at your wonderful perky Beach Blanket Baby quilts and I want to get up and boogie!! I like where my mind went with this post!

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  55. Love the Baptist fan stencil,think that I already have the perfect quilttop for it ;-))

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  56. ganz wundervolle sachen gibt es hier zu sehen.
    die quiltschablone würde ich gerne gewinnen, das wäre ein toller spass damit zu quilten.
    schönes wochenende
    lg elfriede

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  57. Love Baptist fan quilting--what a great stencil!

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  58. Love that stencil. I have not tried wool batting yet.

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  59. You're inspiring me, as always.
    Norma

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  60. Love your fun approach to hand quilting. Sometimes I have to remind myself that's why I quilt. Quilting should be expressive and joyful. Your stencil is on my wish list!

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  61. Oh Barb, I love your little quilt. Isn't it fun to make something random like that.
    You have reminded me I must finish my little G F Garden quilt. Its only small so Im not sure why Im dragging the chain.LOL! Yours is lovely and the handquilting is great!

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  62. Your little hexie quilt is too sweet! I want to say that I love your header photo which so clearly shows the fabrics you used and the quilting. It's wonderful!

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  63. I love that hexi doll quilt.....just adorable!

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  64. Love your doll quilt! Love the texture that the quilting gives!

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  65. love the fan stencil.. I have a very old tattered paper one..sigh.. great post as usual

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  66. Oh, please add me to your give away. I love fan quilting patterns. Thanks.

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  67. Love the fan stencil and your quilting. I don't love my quilting. Need lots of help.

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  68. I love the quilting. So sweet of you to giveaway the stencil.

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  69. Your mitered corners are perfection. I like your hand quilting too. What is the device on the little quilt, a thread cutter? Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Janet. It is a holder for pre-threaded needles. I load 10 and they are threaded and ready to go.
      Perfect for traveling. I got mine on Amazon but some shops carry them too including Joanns.

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  70. The little quilts you shared today are sooo adorable. I also love the quilting that you did on them! You have inspired me to finish up a couple of small projects that have languished for too long! Thank you!!

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  71. I left a comment on your last post but just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing your latest projects. You are on a roll! Such cute dolly quilts. Love the raspberry binding :)

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  72. Wow...you have been busy Barb and lots of great little tops. love your fan pattern and looks like it would be very useful....always fun to see what you are working on....thanks!

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  73. These little quilts each have such personality! I love them both. Your rainbow is pretty, I'll look forward to seeing what it becomes.

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  74. Ooooh LA LA! That little beauty is GORGEOUS. I would love to win it for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to!
    xoxo
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  75. What great, fun, bright projects! The rainbow of coins looks so effective.

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  76. Hi Barb, The doll quilt with modern scraps is a cheerful project to work on in the dark winter months. I like how you machine straight line quilted it. I will be attempting machine quilting this week. Appreciate the chance to win your useful giveaway that produces lovely results for both machine and hand quilters. Kindest regards, Jill

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  77. Hi Barb, As always you are an inspiration! I'm starting on my holiday presents early. I've been away from my sewing with the new granddaughter but am home now and raring to go. Love the little quilts!! They make me smile!

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  78. Baptist Fan has always been one of my favorite quilting motifs --- would love to win that stencil.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  79. I love all 3 of those quilts! A departure from your regular colors. That rainbow will look great n a table and yes those imperfections will look like a child made it.

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  80. I love your little scrap quilt, and your header picture too.

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  81. Love your improv quilt - a great combination and layout. That top border adds a lot.

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