Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Quilt Bloggers - Week 2 Giveaway Winners



Thank you so much to everyone who followed along with the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop during Week 1. I hope you have enjoyed getting to know some new quilt bloggers!

A big thank you to our generous sponsors:





The twelve winners of the giveaways have been contacted and are listed below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A note on Rafflecopter, as some folks are new to it and had questions last week. If you look at the graphic just under the first sponsor logo and before the phrase "and the winners are..." you will see several circles and scrolling arrows. You can click through our 11 prizes by using those circles or arrows. The prizes are awarded to our 11 winners in the order that the prizes are listed and the winners are drawn.

The co-hosts of the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, Beth from Cooking Up Quilts, Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl and I, will be on May 1, after our mid-hop break, to introduce you to another set of new quilt bloggers for Week 3 of the blog hop and there will be more chances to will too.

Best,

Leanne

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scraptastic Tuesday - April Winners!


Today, we announce the April Scraptastic Tuesday winners.

I'm on the road today, and it is a beautiful day for a drive through the foothills and prairie in spring. I have no more scrappy projects to share today so on to the winners.

Here are our fabulous Scraptastic Tuesday Sponsors and their buttons, feel free to click through and thank them for their support:




A huge thank you to our generous sponsors for providing the following prizes which have been awarded randomly as follows.
I'll be getting out the prize emails to the winners as soon possible, please watch your inboxes.

If you have not yet done so, check out the linked up projects, they are lovely, go here. And please plan to join Nicky from Mrs. Sew and Sow and I on the second Tuesday in May for the next Scraptastic Tuesday link up.

Best,


Leanne

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Week 2 - 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop


Welcome to the second week of the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. Each week for the 4 weeks of the blog hop, I will introduce you to 4 or 5 members of my hive, Let's bee Quilt'n. Over the last several weeks, the bloggers the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop have been sharing ideas to improve their blogging and internet talents, including making the buttons for the hives featured in our posts.

I hope you will take a few minutes to visit the blog page for each of my hive members, who will be taking the opportunity to introduce themselves and their quilting to you. Today, I am delighted to introduce you to these lovely new bloggers:
If you have time, please also visit my co-hosts: Beth from Cooking Up Quilts is introducing new bloggers from the Better Bloggers hive and Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl is introducing bloggers from the Blooming Quilters hive.


And we have a give away too! Thank you to all of these generous sponsors of the 2017 New Quilt Blog Hop:




The following prizes will be given away, randomly using Rafflecopter:
  1. Fat Quarter Shop – $50 Gift Certificate
  2. Fat Quarter Shop – $50 Gift Certificate
  3. Hawthorne Threads – $40 Gift Certificate
  4. Meadow Mist Designs – Winner’s Choice of (2) Digital PDF Patterns
  5. The Quilter’s Planner – 2018 Planner
  6. Story Patches – Starter Kit
  7. Make Modern Magazine – A 6 month subscription
  8. Devoted Quilter – Winner’s Choice of (2) Digital PDF Patterns
  9. Quilting Jetgirl – Winner’s Choice of (2) Digital PDF Patterns
  10. Cooking Up Quilts – Winner’s Choice of (2) Digital PDF Patterns
  11. she can quilt – (1) Digital PDF Patter
a Rafflecopter giveaway The giveaway will run from April 16 through to Friday April 20 at 11:59 EST and is open to entrants 18 years or older anywhere in the world. Winners will be announced Sunday April 16.


I hope you enjoy meeting these new bloggers!

Best,

Leanne

New Quilt Bloggers - Week 1 Giveaway Winners



Thank you so much to everyone who followed along with the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop during Week 1. I hope you have enjoyed getting to know some new quilt bloggers!

A big thank you to our generous sponsors:





The twelve winners of the giveaways have been contacted and are listed below:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The co-hosts of the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, Beth from Cooking Up Quilts, Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl and I, will be back tomorrow to introduce you to another set of new quilt bloggers for Week 2 of the blog hop and there will be more chances to will too.

Best,

Leanne

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Scraptastic Tuesday - The April Link is open!



It's the second Tuesday of April. Please share your scrappy projects, in progress or completed or your tips for using or organizing your scraps.

I pulled out my bin of solid scraps this past weekend and made some blocks for Marci for my Bee Sewcial improv bee. Marci's theme was blooms, with dark midnight backgrounds and saturated colours. Also the blocks are small, 6.5" square.

Improv Bloom

Once I got started, this project was just a joy do. I have made many of the roses like the bottom purple one, so I knew that would be one of them and the blue posy sort of reminds me of a spring pansy. The yellow was inspired by morning glories, a favourite of mine, and the orange is more abstract, a wildflower bed, an arial view, the centre of a daisy or whatever your imagination says to you.

Improv Bloom

This blue posy is particularly calling me to make more. We shall see, there is no shortage of projects around my sewing room. But playing with solid scraps is a lot of fun.

Improv Bloom

This last one is the straggler. I am going to share it on instagram and see if Marci likes it too. It is even more abstract, but still fun.

Now on to your scrappy projects.


Here are our fabulous Scraptastic Tuesday Sponsors and their buttons, feel free to click through and thank them for their support:




A huge thank you to our generous sponsors for providing the following prizes which will be awarded randomly among those of you who link up.
Please join Nicky from Mrs. Sew and Sow and I by linking up a blog post or flickr or instagram photo sharing a scrappy project, in progress or finished, or your thoughts on dealing with your scrap mountain:
  • You don't have to have joined us before, everyone is welcome.
  • One link per person, and it will be your entry into the random draw for the prizes. It is the same link up here and at Nicky's blog - Mrs. Sew and Sow - so you only need to link up on one of our blogs.
  • This link is to share with our community about using your scraps, please don't use it to advertise your own products or events.
  • You can link up from your blog, instagram or flickr, but you have to link up to be entered in the prize draw.
  • Please visit at least a few of the links, they are very inspiring, and leave comments too as everyone loves to connect. 
  • Use the Scraptastic Tuesday button and invite your friends to join us too. Please share our button, or a link or the hashtag #scraptastictuesday in your linked post or photo. 
  • The link is open until next Monday night at 10:00 pm MST. We will announce the winners next Tuesday. 
  • If you have trouble linking up, let me or Nicky know and we will get you sorted.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to share with us this month.

Best,

Leanne