Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Week of Giveaways Day 4: Double Pinwheel String Quilt Journal

In the crazy quilt of life, I'm glad you're in my block of friends.
–Unknown

Today's giveaway is this super cute Quilt Journal {don't look too closely — my quilting is wonky, none of my centers match and I pieced the black pinwheels wrong and ended up cutting off all the points on them. I'm going with, I meant to do that.} I used the Double Pinwheel String Quilt tutorial by P. over at The Way I Sew It. She did an absolutely beautiful job on her quilt and I wanted something pretty like that to carry around with me and collect ideas in for my quilt projects. There are clever quilting quotes, dividers for keeping track of things in different categories, 40 blank pages and 10 double-sided graph paper pages for ideas and notes and designs {click on the photo for a closer look}.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post.

• You can enter each giveaway during the week only once {with the exception of the $50 machine quilting gift certificate}. However if you spread the word about my week of giveaways by posting on your blog and sending people on over to check it out, you can have one additional entry on one giveaway of your choice. After you post, leave a comment on the giveaway post for which you'd like a second entry with a link to your post.
• Non-blogging and international entrants are welcome. If you do not have a Google account, use the name/url or anonymous commenting options and make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win.
• Duplicate posts or comments with no contact information will be deleted.
• The giveaway will close at 10:00 pm {MST} on Friday, January 21. Winner will be chosen by random drawing and announced by 5:00 pm on January 22.

A Week of Giveaways Directory:
$50 Long-Arm Machine Quilting Gift Certificate
Apples & Pears Apron
Apples & Pears Abbey Bag
$35 CSN Stores Gift Certificate
Fabric Die Cutting With the Go!
Scrappy Red Abbey Bag

57 comments:

Lee said...

The journal book is adorable! great work and i love the little pinwheel design on it. Thanks!
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PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

That is beautiful! I would love to own it. Now to figure out how you made it.

pinksuedeshoe said...

So cute! I love this, so so clever. Love it!

Bridget B said...

Neat journal- love the work you put into making it. Thanks for having a giveaway.

P. said...

Squeeeeeeeeeeee! I actually have tears in my eyes!! It is SO, SO pretty! And I see you used some A.H. Arvika on the inside! This is the coolest thing I've seen in, heck, I don't know how long!

SueWis said...

This is soooo cute and I am nuts for pinwheels! If I don't win, I'm going to have to make one. :)

Jenny said...

just read P.'s blog and she is right, this is gorgeous. Arvika is my fav and i would love to see it everyday on this journal!!thanks for achance and congrats on one year blogging!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

This is such a great idea! LOVE it!
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jillyヅ said...

Such a pretty journal. Enter me please...but shhhhh, if I win please give it to P. She loves it so, and sent me over here with her post.

blessings,
jilly

Rhonda said...

so cute Elizabeth!

Shay said...

OK so Im finally trying to work my way back and comment on each of these posts since I feeling marginally more human.

This journal is gorgeous Elizabeth and you did such a fantastic job.

Ive been reading this week but not commenting - but your giveaways are amazing.

Brenda said...

Love the journal.

Barb said...

What a lovely journal...thanks for this opportunity!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love wonky! Pick me....

Linda said...

Oh, what a cute journal! I love it...Happy Birthday! This is such a great idea to do this to celebrate. Thanks for having the giveaways!

Charlene S said...

Only you see those errors to me that is perfection. I would love to have it.

Amber said...

Maybe, just maybe I would quilt more with this fancy little notebook to keep me motivated. As I type I have fabric laying on my floor waiting to be cut to sew a cute little bag. We'll see when (not if) I get around to it.

Terry said...

What a beautiful journal cover! This would be great to keep track of all my quilting projects! Happy blogiversary and Happy Birthday! :0)

Michelle said...

I love the way you modified P's tutorial. The journal cover is beautiful!

Kathleen said...

I really like this journal cover...absolutely beautiful....

Kay Lynne said...

I think that your journal cover is a great idea! I also think that it looks great! Have a Happy Birthday!

whimsyfox said...

Ok I resisted commenting on the Abby bag since I already have one, but thisnis just so yummy that I want! And if I don't win I will hound you for instructions to make! ;)

<3 I.

Michelle said...

I just started quilting today and learned how to make a pinwheel quilt.. What a coincidence. Your journal cover ROCKS!

Diane H said...

It's a beautiful journal cover - great job. Thanks so much.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Love the journal. Thanks for the chance to win.

Annelise said...

that is so pretty! those colors are right up my moms alley. i would totally gift this to her.

JazznJenna said...

I NEED this for my journal collection! Pick me! Pick me!

quiltmom said...

Elizabeth,
I love this journal- what a great idea- You make such beautiful things.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice prize.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Hope I win.

sweetiesuzy@aol.com

JJ said...

That is an awesome quilt journal. I would love to know how you made it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Martina said...

This is absolutely lovely!Would be soo great to have this one!Might have to try to do one myself...!

Diane N said...

Love it...what a cute way to spruce up a plain little journal!

Peach Rainbow said...

I love this journal - it's so colorful & lovely :)

Stray Stitches said...

What a darling journal! I love the cover you made!!

Gantt Clan said...

Oh my gosh Elizabeth...this is the cutest thing ever.

edmontonjb said...

SO adorable! I love it!

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JANET said...

absolutely beautiful. I always men to cut off my points too. Who wants to look like everyone else

sandi said...

Gorgeous!!!

free indeed said...

This is a super cute journal! I love string piecing and have never seen this variation before...I'm off to see that tute! THanks!

Mystica said...

I'd love to be counted in for this.

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gill said...

This book is gorgeous!
Count me in please!

Elke said...

A lovely book! I like it.

GerryART said...

I've been making journal covers lately, however, I REALLY Love yours.

I think I need some brighter fabrics.

Hugs,
Gerry

Debra said...

That journal is so cute. Thanks for the chance!

highpitchedbarking said...

Wow! This is AMAZING! I've just started quilting so this seems WAY out of my league. It is gorgeous and would be so nice to win.

I found you through Confessions of a Fabric Addict and P.

I heard it was your birthday week. I hope you have a GREAT birthday.

battatter said...

This is very neat. I LOVE jounals!

Marilyn W said...

Just adorable!

Marilyn
marilynjw1971@gmail.com

Mimi said...

I love this!!

Patty said...

Your journal cover is so cute. I just love it!

dooddles said...

Oooo I love this quilting journal! <3

Marci J said...

So beautiful - love the journal! Thank you for the chance to win. Fingers crossed...
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

What an absolutely ADORABLE idea!!!

Anonymous said...

My chance to win this giveaway, is like a needle in the proverbial, but I just have to tell you the Journal is sooo cute,you are so talented, congrats and to the winner too.
carmen

Teresa in Music City said...

What a lovely journal! I have no idea how you did that, but it is irresistible. Hope I win!

Nancy Sue said...

Absolutely adorable! What a wonderful breath of fresh air during the bleak white months of winter!

Joyce said...

Ooooh - Pinwheels are my all-time favs and these are so great! Thank you, thank you for the chance to win!

Amber White said...

This is so beautiful!!