Thursday, 6 June 2013

Blogiversary Giveaway

May was my second blogiversary! I really appreciate all the support and kind words you send my way. Your words help motivate me to keep trying new things and improve my skills. So let's have a giveaway to celebrate, shall we?

For this giveaway, I'll be sharing this bundle of goodies:


Yes, those are gardening gloves beside the fat quarters and they are awesome for free motion quilting. A tip from a friend had me trying out a pair of these Gardena gloves on the quilting of Hard Core. Love, love, love these gloves! They fit snugly without getting too hot. The rubber on the palm gives me more grip so there's less strain on my fingers to hold the fabric. They did smell of rubber for the first couple of days out of the package, but they are fine now. Since this is one of my new favourite tools, I'm going to go all mini Oprah on you and share a pair with one of you, in addition to those fat quarters.

To win, just leave a comment letting me know something you've enjoyed about this blog (so I know what to continue doing or do again), whether it's a particular project, my mom made you read my blog, new techniques, my laziness with English grammar, tutorials, etc.

Followers of my Facebook page get a bonus entry so just leave a comment letting me know you follow or are a new follower. The little F icon up on the left hand side bar will take you there if you haven't been there before. :)

This giveaway is open until Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. EST. I'll pick a winner via Ms. Random Number Generator and notify the winner via email.

No reply bloggers (hint: if you've commented on this blog for anything other than a giveaway and did not received a response, you are a no reply blogger), please leave an email address so I can contact you or I'll need to choose another winner. 

Thank you again for all your support and good luck in the giveaway!

80 comments:

  1. I enjoy your quilts and seeing the process (decisions, fabric pulls, fmq ideas).

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  2. I like your sense of humor. thanks

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  3. Congratulations on reaching the bloggy milestone! I love seeing your creations - so inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize bundle.

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  4. Your modern block of the week got me interested in your blog. I love what you sew!

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  5. Congrats...your blog is very inspirational!

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  6. M-R! Luv your style and colours and the bits of Canadiana! I use gloves for gardening and you say these are for weeding out puckers in my quilts! eh?

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  7. When I quilted my first FMQ project in Jan of this year, I went out to the garage and pulled out a pair of unused knit gloves with rubber palms from my husbands stash. They work great but are a bit on the floppy side. I have to take them off between passes to snip my threads. A pair of gloves not sized for "man-hands" would be a real treat. I have looked at a couple of versions at my local sewing shops but they don't seem to be as grippy so I have stuck with the garden variety. Thanks for a chance. Love your blog.

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  8. One of my fave moments was when you were auditioning directions for you trees quilt. It's great to see other quilter's thought processes, and why they make the decisions they do!

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  9. Haha, my quilting gloves are gardening gloves too! I only got them a few months ago and they're fab. I think my favorite aspect of your blog is your amazing quilting - so inspiring!

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  10. congrats on your blogiversary & thanks for the fantastic giveaway! Do I really need to choose just one thing I like about your blog? I don't think I've had enough coffee yet to face the hard decisions...

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  11. Congratulations and glad that you're out here in the blogsphere. I like your banner quilt, and the fact that you're a fellow Canadian. thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Congratulations!
    I love seeing your projects and following your tutorials!

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  13. Congratulations on two years!!!

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  14. Congrats! And thanks for the chance to win. I love seeing process shots, as well as hearing about how projects come together, like how your snow crab nebula quilt came from a bucket of dyed snow. Awesome.

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  15. Congratulations M-R, on your blogaversary !! I love lots of things about your blog...your style, your colours, your process, and your sense of humour!

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  16. I love your writing style - very happy :) You make lovely quilts too!! Happy Blogiversary - you are 2!!!!!

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  17. Congratulations! I love seeing your solids blocks, and really enjoyed the fabric snow dying process, it was great to see all the finished fabric.

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  18. Oh my! I can't believe I wasn't on you FB page! I am now though.

    Happy blogiversary!!

    What do I like about your stuff? The great colour choices and the modern twist if think the most.

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  19. Happy Bogiversary! I enjoy the end results of your amazing talent! (and the fact that you're a fellow Canadian too!)

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  20. I follow you and lurve your stuff. :)

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  21. Hello M-R, I was inspired by your Seeing the Trees quilt and your modern quilts in general. I will be in Ireland for a visit soon and will try to track down the pattern as I can't seem to find it locally. It's refreshing to see the quilting ideas you use for these quilts. Cheers and keep it up.

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  22. Honestly, I like reading your blog for quilting inspiration. Looking at what other people do really motivates me to get into that room and work on something fun! Thanks.

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  23. I enjoy seeing your process and your sense of humor :) Congrats on another blogiversary!

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  24. Congratulations! I love your use of colour in your quilts - especially enjoyed seeing your progress in the Something New Sampler - your blocks were amazing :-)

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  25. Congratulations on your anniversary. As a fellow Canadian quilter, I love seeing your fabric choices and your use of colour.

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  26. Congrats! I enjoy seeing your original quilts and I'm always amazed by your quilting and the names :-)

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  27. I love the tutorials and I look at your quilts for inspiration.

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  28. I started following your blog after reading your excellent trapunto tutorial for the Something New Sampler. I'm particularly drawn to your amazing use of color. Thanks for being so generous!

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  29. I really love your su(brr)nova projects. So cute! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I love the fun colors & prints you use. I love your funky quilts!

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  31. Oh M-R what don't I enjoy about your blog? I love seeing all your color and FMQ it is delightful!! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway

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  32. I really love your work, especially all the things with the rainbow colours and white that you did! You're very talented. That's why I'm following your blog, and also because your free-motion looks great and I'm trying to learn it :)

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  33. Happy Blogiversary! I love your style of quilts, the bright happy colors you use and your FMQ. I don't do Facebook, but I do follow you via GFC.

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  34. happy blogiversary! i just love your blog

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  35. Happy Anniversary, M-R! I love everything about your blog, but especially all the inspiration I get from you and the laughs! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  36. Love the header on your page. That is a beautiful quilt! I just started following you..

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  37. Happy Blogiversary. I think I found your blog through your Hudson Bay quilt. I'm not going to be a lot of help but I like the variety on your blog- your style, quilts, tutorials, etc.

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  38. I started following you after spotting your snow nebula in the blogger's quilt festival. It really isn't my usual style but something drew me to it. What's kept me here is your amazing quilting and your way with words.

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  39. Happy Blogiversary!! I've been reading since at least the last BQF and keep coming back for the comedy, the creative process insights you share, and of course, your incredible quilts! Thank you for the continued inspiration. :-)

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  40. I love seeing what you are working on and learning about new techniques while reading your blog. But best of all, I love that I got to meet you!

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  41. One of the things I enjoy about your blog is that you are a fellow Canadian. I also enjoy your photos of your finished projects.

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  42. I am a new follower on Facebook. :)

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win. I just started following you on Facebook. I found your blog via the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild and am really enjoying it. I really like to see your projects, both completed and in progress. Very inspiring and interesting to read about the process. Thanks for taking the time to blog about your quilts!

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  44. I love your use of bold colours and non-traditional piecing.

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  45. I enjoy the quilting and tutorials

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  46. Congrats M-R! I have enjoyed learning along with you as you try different. Techniques and seeing the outcomes. I also love your birthday themed stories - they make me smile. ;)

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  47. Congrats!!!! I love seeing the different styles and designs that you do a well as your tuts. especially love the QAYG tutorial.. by far the easiest I have found to follow.

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  48. I love looking at your quilts and the techniques. I think you are an amazing quilter and I love how you pick colour.

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  49. I like the quilts.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  50. I liked you in FB.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  51. Congrats! I found your blog only recently, I'm not a quilter, I feel I lack the patience for that, but your creations do inspire me. I love seeing the color combinations you make and those do give me ideas for sewing other stuff. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for the tip about the gloves. I'll keep it in mind, may I ever get to sewing a (detailed) quilt.

    jolien_848 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. Like the modern style and look of your quilts. It is different from my style of quilting but I find it inspiring. I like to see what other people are doing.

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  53. I love to see all the unique blocks you make.

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  54. I am a facebook follower!


    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  55. I love your progress pots. You are so creative and it is fun to read about your process!

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  56. I love that you are always, always so upbeat and positive; that your tutorials are detailed and well written; that you share the process and ask for feedback; that you make some very unique and beautiful pieces. Always a pleasure to read your blog, M-R!

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  57. Happy blogiversary! I like your tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  58. I love reading your blog; so much inspiration and pleasantly written! Congrats on the blogiversary!

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  59. I am a very new follower from the quilt you entered in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, so I like looking at your quilts :)

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  60. Don't enter me into the giveaway,I just wanted to say congrats on two great years. Thanks for being you! :)

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  61. Happy bloggiversary! I love seeing pictures of your amazing quilting!

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  62. I enjoy how in love you are with your WIPs. Your sense of humor makes this blog a fun read.

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  63. Also now follow on Facebook.

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  64. I enjoy your writing style and all you share. I like the process and the results. Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

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  65. Love your quilts - only just found you, and loving the colours of those fabrics :)

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  66. I love your layout on your blog. I love seeing all the quilts you are working on (with pictures). I think your blog is great!

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  67. I loved the Colour My World Challenge!

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  68. i enjoy reading your quilt, but really like the concept of a posted "bucket list." i might just have to incorporate that into my blog!

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  69. Happy Blogversary! What's not to love and learn by following you and your amazing talents?!

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  70. I love seeing your quilts, I'm yet to finish my first one, so I love seeing other people's :)

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