And The Winner Is

Thank you to all who participated in my giveaway.  I appreciate you following, your support and encouragement.

 

Winner

 

Anita of Quilt in a not-Shell 

You are the winner of a Cotton and Steel layer cake (40- 10″x 10″ squares) called Homebody by Kim Kight, a spool of Essential cotton thread by Connecting Threads in Grey, That Purple Thang, a Sewing Machine Seam Guide, and a “quilt junkie” pin/button!

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Have a great weekend

Totally Off Topic & A Giveaway

When I was putting on lipstick the other day, I thought about how my sis hates the way my lipstick ends up being shaped. She says it’s ugly.  Considering how a lot of lipstick comes brand new, I think my lipstick shape is perfectly normal.

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my lipstick

My sis’ lipstick on the other hand, is a hot mess. It looks as if she rolls it all the way up to apply and then forgets to roll it back down before putting the top back on. LOL!

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sis’ lipstick

Alas, I’ll let y’all be the judge. Whose lipstick is uglier?

It got me to thinking about something I saw on Facebook awhile back. About how your lipstick shape says a little something about the type of person you are.

Lipstick

Mine most resembles the curved shape, so I guess that means I’m Outgoing. They don’t have a “hot mess” category, but I can tell you that my sister’s lipstick ultimately ends up flat because she throws away the 7/8 of it that breaks off, so that makes her Frank. hahaha.

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Sister Selfie

Anyway,  I thought it’d be fun to find out more about you, via your lipstick shape. I hope you think so too! So for your chance to win, please comment how you follow A Quilted Passion AND your lipstick shape. I will randomly choose a winner this Saturday, March 18th and post it by 9a (AZ Time).

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What will you win?

The giveaway prize is a Cotton and Steel layer cake (40- 10″x 10″ squares) called Homebody by Kim Kight, a spool of Essential cotton thread by Connecting Threads in Grey, That Purple Thang, a Sewing Machine Seam Guide, and a “quilt junkie” pin/button.


Here’s a look at the different fabrics in the layer cake.


Thanks for playing along!


A Thread for Life
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.- Songs of Songs 4:7 NIV

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #33 – AQP turns 3 Giveaway!

There are a few things I’m super excited about and want to share today.

The first being, on August 29, 2016, A Quilted Passion turned a whopping 3 yrs! In some ways it seems like it was just yesterday that I started blogging and in others it seems as if it’s been forever! Regardless, it’s because of my wonderful followers and friends that this blog is still around.  In appreciation, I will be doing a giveaway at the end of this post, so stick around.

Something else that has me all kinds of excited is, I met the sweet and talented Katy of Katy Quilts in real life!  It turns out her kids live in AZ and one of them is right around the corner from me! We met at Tropical Smoothie, which is a fave of both of ours, and then she came and visited me in my sewing room!

She even brought me a gift! This lovely modern quilt (lower right) made w/fabric dyed by her own hand! Thank you Katy!

 I wouldn’t have been so eager for Katy to visit in my home had I not just had new floors installed!  But they were! Yep. This happened a couple of weeks ago and I love, love, love them!  What do you think? Can you spot my furbabies?

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I think now is a good time for the giveaway!  I’m giving away the kit to make this stunning modern quilt top.

It consists of the Reflections quilt pattern by Nancy J. Smith,  2 Benartex Jelly Rolls and a 2 yard cut for the borders and binding.  It makes a quilt top that measures approximately 56″ x 63″. I’ve also thrown in That Purple Thang and a spool of Essential Vareigated Thread by Connecting Threads; color is Ocean Jewels.

For your chance to win this fabulous prize, simply leave a comment on this post telling me how you follow A Quilted Passion (bloglovin’, Instagram, Google Followers (see sidebar ->->->).

I will randomly choose and announce a winner here on the blog on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  If you are a No-Reply blogger, please include your email address in your comment.

**This giveaway is for US residents only**

Oh, I almost forgot! I’m also doing a 2nd giveaway on Instagram! Be sure to enter there too!


Thank you for visiting/following and good luck in the giveaway!

Last but not least, my 1st Friday WHOOMP There IT Is! linky party!   Please link up whatever it is you’ve been doin’/stitchin’!


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What is impossible with man is possible with God. Luke 18:27

WHOOMP There IT Is! #21 – And the Winner Is…

Thank you all for participating in the giveaway! I enjoyed reading what quilt blocks you’d like to see made into earrings.  I promise I read them all, even if I haven’t replied yet.  And, I will definitely pass your suggestions on to Sandra. If you have not already done so, be sure to check out all of her fabulous jewelry creations at Fay West Designs.

Now, the moment you all have been wating for:

Congratulations GayLee!  You are # 8 and the lucky winner!  Please email me your address asap.  I’d like to get your prize mailed out on Monday.

Next order of business is about the 2016 UFO Challenge I’m participating in.   March’s number is 6.  My #6 project is a Spiderweb quilt. I was inspired to make one after seeing Julie’s gorgeous creation pictured below.  Something tells me that I’m going to end up w/more UFOs than I started with!

I’ve got a good list of  things to do this month.  Besides work on the Spiderweb quilt, I’ve got to make a gift quilt, several small items for a craft sale taking place in 2 weeks, sew a sleeve and label on Gossamer for the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show, finish 2 test projects for Kids Camp, AND start a commission for 2 baby quilts! Pray for me y’all!

Now it’s party time!

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Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.Phil 3:12-14 NIV

WHOOMP There IT Is! #20 – It’s Giveaway Time!

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Hello! It’s so good to see you! If today is the first time you are visiting my blog, well then you picked a very good day to do so! It’s giveaway time, and an extra special one to boot! But first I’ve gotta show you a couple of thangs.

I finished my custom quilt order and even made matching pillow shams! Yay me!

I’m this close to constructing one full block (1 of 16) of my Arkansas Traveler quilt and I’m lovin’ how it’s looking so far.  I only have a few more days to work on this project though.  It was #8 on my 2016 UFO Challenge list and the number chosen for February.  Hopefully, March’s # will be for a small project or one that is almost finished so I can come back to work on this beauty.

Now we can get to the important stuff; The Giveaway!

I’m giving away a sampler pack called Shadows which consists of 20 Fat Quarters in shades of grey (not 50…lol) and black & whites (even though the description on the link says 19) AND a 5 pack Salt & Pepper Thread Set by Connecting Threads.  And this is where I have to say, this giveaway is in no way affiliated w/Connecting Threads. To sweeten it up a bit I’m including a Mojo bar and a $5 Starbucks gift card!

Another view of the prize =)

And to sweeten it up even more…I got a collaborator! Say hello to Sandra Fay of Fay West Designs!  She’s a maker of gorgeous handmade jewelry that features miniature quilt blocks and fabric patterns.  I came across her beautiful jewelry creations on Instagram @faywestdesigns and ordered myself these 2 pairs of earrings over the holidays. Aren’t they just lovely?!

She is graciously offering up these stunners as part of this giveaway.  Thank you, Sandra!

This sturdy pair of hand-made earrings is made of lightweight bronze findings making them perfect for the most sensitive of ears.  Each piece is handcrafted so no two are exactly alike. Attention is given to every detail.  After the colorful pattern is created, it is heated to add strength. This results in a tight and bright intricate design.  Small TILES Measure approx. 12mm square

To see more of this fabulous Mini Art Jewelry and other lovelies, visit her shop at FayWestDesigns.etsy.com.    You can also find her on Instagram: @faywestdesigns.

There are 3 easy steps to enter!

  1. If you aren’t already a follower, follow A Quilted Passion on Instragram @aquiltedpassion or Bloglovin’
  2. Follow Fay West Designs on Instagram @faywestdesigns
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know how you follow and what favorite quilt block you’d like to see on a pair of earrings.  It’s that simple!

I will choose a winner next Thursday, March 3rd at 9p AZ-MST using True Random Number Generator and will announce it in a blog post on Friday, March 4th. This giveaway is now closed.

Now, let’s get this party started!

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p.s. Craftsy is at it again!  Now thru 2/29/16 1159p MT, take an additional 20% off their existing clearance prices to give you great deals on their project kits and supplies for only a few days. Be sure to check out the deep discounts on your favorite brands before their Winter Clearance sale is over. Remember, the good stuff goes fast!



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…if I die suddenly, my gravestone might appropriately offer this insight into my departure: “God got tired.” I require lots of work.  – Beth Moore, Believing God

WHOOMP There IT Is! #19 – A New Pattern & Progress

Just today I learned I can see how many views, links and clicks I’ve had for each linky party on InLinkz. Thank you…all you hoppers and linkers from last week! It was my biggest party yet!

Don’t forget there’s still time to enter Craftsy’s Giveaway if you have not already done so!  One entry per person until Sunday, Feb 22nd @ 11:59p MST.

I spent this last week working on a new easy pattern for my pattern store on Craftsy.  It’s called Easy Microwave Tortilla Warmer and it’s FREE for a limited time! Download your copy today!

I also got the queen size rag quilt all sewn together. WOWZERS! It’s huge and it’s heavy! It’s a custom order on my Etsy Shop.  There’s going to be a whole lotta snippin’ & clippin’ going on for the next several days!  It’s made w/a bunch of Thimbleberries and 30s repros.

My customer previously purchased a lap size rag quilt that was backed w/a fabric called Civil War Legacy by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Bros.

She wanted a queen size quilt backed w/the same fabric but I only had about 1/2 yd left. I searched high and low and even called the designer herself. It was at this time I learned the fabric was re-released in the Pine Tree Lodge collection however, she didn’t have enough for a queen size quilt. I started searching Google for Pine Tree Lodge and hit pay dirt w/Melinda’s Fabric Shop in Hendersonville TN! She had an entire bolt!  The fabric isn’t exactly the same, but my customer was thrilled that I found it.  Thanks Melinda!

Original fabric on right

I’ve managed to get these 2-bits done on my Arkansas Traveler quilt.  I’m working on this as part of my 2016 UFO Challenge.

That’s all I’ve got for you today folks. Now let’s see your progress!

p.s. Giveaway here next week!  Be here or be square!

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A Thread for Life
If Jesus gives us a task or assigns us to a difficult season, every ounce of our experience is meant for our instruction and completion if only we’ll let Him finish the work. I fear, however, that we are so attention-deficit that we settle for bearable when beauty is just around the corner. ― Beth Moore