Saturday, November 21, 2009

600


this is my 600th post. i can hardly believe it. as a little thank you to you, my dear readers, i'm giving away a fat quarter of each of these prints. i'll pick a random name on monday evening, november 23. one entry per person please. since i like to leave a question for you to answer when i do a giveaway, i'd love it if you let me know what kind of christmas gifts you are making (or meaning to make) this year.

thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for reading, commenting and following along with me as i quilt. it means so much.

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Emily said...

I'm making everyone flannel pillow cases either from the Riley Blake Christmas flannel or from the Anna Marie Horner Good Folks flannel. So far I have two sets done...but there's still plenty of time!

platty said...

What lovely fabric! For Christmas, I'm trying to tackle a double wedding ring quilt for an relative-in-law, but I'm afraid I bit off more than I can chew :) Wish me luck!

Shawn said...

You are very sweet Amanda, and congratulations on your 600th post. You inspired me to try a more modern approach to my quilting and now I'm hooked on machine quilting too! Thanks for your inspiring posts. I am making cookies.

Amy Fitzy said...

Hi Amanda!
Congratulations on your 600th post!! I don't need the fabric, but wanted to say thank you for such an inspirational blog! I think you are amazing!!!

Anjuli Fry said...

I love your blog!! I have so many of your quilts bookmarked to make. I haven't had time to really sew like I want but I love looking at all the ideas. For Christmas this year, I am planning on making aprons and chefs hats for my boys and nieces and Nephews. And for my siblings a yearly birthday calendar!!!

Emily said...

Hi. I love following your blog. I'm always so inspired. I was planning to make wind chimes with stain glass, but I'm running out of time. I'm traveling around Nepal up until the week of Christmas so it's looking like everybody might get a pashmina scarf this year. But the exciting thing is I scored bags full of Asian fabric scraps yesterday for less than a dollar! I'll be making a quilt to remind me of my time here.

Congrats on blog post 600! Thanks for being so dedicated.

refibered said...

Congratulation on your 600th post! I'll be making lots of little kids' aprons, and a few adults' aprons this year. Packaging them up with a recipe and cookie cutter or ingredient(s).

You have a beautiful blog, I've found quite a lot of inspiration here. Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway!

Julie said...

I am making a log cabin quilt in blue and gray solids. I hope my mother-in-law likes it!

Heidee said...

Congrats on #600! Your blog is the first one i ever read, Now i am a blog stalker. I am making table runners and many, many crocheted hats.

quilt-n-mama said...

What awesome fat quarters. I love reading, though I rarely comment but thought I would today!
I am finishing up Wizard of Oz quilts for my girls and nieces for Christmas!
Blessings,
Gayly
quilt-n-mama.blogspot.com

Yvonne said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! I have finished my first quilt with the help of your tutorials, and am working on another for a Christmas gift. I have found a lot of inspiration in your blog!

Clare said...

When I was in high school, my family and I were in a church pageant every summer. My mom had to make all of our pioneer costumes. She's always wanted a quilt made out of the leftover fabric, so I used your stacked coins tutorial to make one for her.

Leah said...

I am a quilting newbie and completely hooked! I am working on a quilt that will be a gift, and I have knitted an afghan as a gift. hope to make some other things as well!!

thanks for your wonderful blog. so much inspiration!

FrancisMoore said...

Love your blog. I have made a table runner for a secret pal.

Reenie said...

trying to make table runners, Reenie

lorimu said...

Congrats on your 600th post! I made my SIL a strap for her beloved Nikon and am working on a few aprons.

Terry said...

Lovely fabric! I had planned to make each of my kids a quilt for Christmas with their names on it. But because of my husband's accident and recuperation, I didn't get them done. I'm thinking they'll make great birthday presents! :0)

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I found some adorable pendant kits I would like to make as gifts...and a few quilts too.

...and baby makes five! said...

My Christmas gifts for family and friends this year are reuseable snack bags and sandwich wraps. Hopefully I can add reuseable lunch bags to the list, but we'll see...

kellyandgreg (at) gmail (dot) com

pojo said...

Hi, I'm making my sister a dresdon quilt. Some potholders.
Love your blog and your quilts and all the fabric you have too.
pat e
Happy Holidays to you.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

felicidades! congrats! your blog is the first one i found about quilting! i like make something to eat as a christmas gift for my coworkers and other friends of us... something like cookies or cakes, is not hard to do, is not expensive and is so good and very personal!

Sherri said...

600 posts...terrific! I'm approaching 200....Last year I made tons of table runners...so this year I'm doing something different...framed mini quilts...about 11 by 14...I have several made but not framed yet, so hopefully the framing goes well! Oh...and your giveaway fabric is amazing!

kristyn said...

I plan on making some wall quilts for my mom's dinning room with tea cups, a wall quilt for my room mate that will be kinda abstract, and a knitting needle case for my other room mate....lots of work ahead of me since I haven't started yet (hope I can get it all done!!)

Jeanette said...

Congrats on the milestone! I have loved your blog for a long time, you always inspire to to jump in and START something!

kelly lautenbach said...

Congratulations on 600 posts! :) That's quite a lot of chatter! I'm hoping to finish up a couple of quilts I've got started, a table runner for my sis in law, some stockings (just have to do the cuffs on those!) and maybe a little something just for me? Oh, I hope I have time for something for me... LOL! :)

Goddess in Progress said...

SIX HUNDRED? Holy moly!

I'm not making a lot by way of holiday gifts this year, but I'm thinking of doing a project I saw on Sew Mama Sew for my Aunt Jamie (who is my grab bag person this year). It's a set of one of those microwaveable heat therapy bags, plus a freezer bag, and a freezer eye mask. We'll see if I get around to it... :-)

Karen In NC said...

Congrats - love the blog. I'm making 1 quilt and LOTS of fabric wrapped cord bowls.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I am making a quilt for my Monster and an Apron for Smilosaurus. Not sure about making/buying anything else. Oh, except for the sweet Adidas track suit we bought for our 9 month nephew.

Elisa Bernarda said...

Congrats on your 600th post!I'm making little baskets to my friends.
Bjs

Kris said...

Congrats on 600 posts! For Christmas, I'm definitely making an apron for my sister and probably some baby toys. We'll see if anything else can get done...

Rita said...

Congratulations on your 600th post. I usually make every a homemade ornament for Christmas.

Cathy said...

Wow, 600 posts! Please keep it up because I enjoy reading it. I'm making embellished kitchen towels as hostess gifts and for teachers, etc.

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

Congratulations on #600! I have enjoyed reading your blog. I celebrate Chanukah, not Christmas, so there are no Christmas gifts here, unless you count the Christmas quilt that my mother was making when she passed away - that I have finished and will be sending to her husband next week.

collettakay said...

I am making lots of aprons and hot pads. Also some quilted bookcovers and a few small quilts.

Congrats on your 600th post.

pepsi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

LN said...

Wow! Congratulations on your 600th post! I love reading your tutorials and being inspired by the more modern take you have on quilts and quiltmaking.
I actually can't post about the Christmas gift I'm working on because the recipient also reads your blog- so let me comment about one I'm going to make for next Christmas. Next Christmas I want to make lap quilts for my in-laws in a variety of Moda Christmas fabrics I've been collecting.

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I'm making a purse for my mom using a vintage button from her mother's sewing cabinet.

Corky said...

Happy 600! My good friend (Katie O) went to your retreat with her friend Kate in Wisconsin at the Inn at City Park. She loved it and had the most marvelous time. She is the one in the white top and pink vest on your picture of the gals at the table.

Anyway, for Christmas I am making my friends secret things (can't say in detail here, they might see it since I link your site in my blog (PiecefulDays.SquareSpace) but, I can say that I will be making some pillow cases, some pin cushions, some fabric baskets and a table runner or two.

Congrats on running a fabulous blog!

Nanna said...

Congratulations on 600!!
I am making wall hangings-quilted and embroidered.

Jamie Humphreys said...

Congrats on your 6ooth post! I love checking out your blog! I'm making those rice filled bags to put around your neck or on your head when you have a headache. They are so nice to have around and I think my friends are really going to like them.

Katie Bishop said...

Well everyone just loves your blog. We stand in awe of you!!

I am going for a handmade christmas all around. i am now working on a pattern for fleece socks...great stocking suffers! And my daughter is going to be getting a baby doll quilt!

Leah S said...

Since I'm pregnant, I was planning to do no quilting for gifts this year... but it turns out that my husband's sister and also his brother are each expecting a baby too, I'm might give them a baby quilt for Christmas. Maybe I should wait until the baby showers!

Otherwise, I had planned on personalized calanders for most of the family, and offering to take over making cinnamon rolls this year for my mother-in-law.

Holly said...

Oh how I LOVE those green and blues!!!
I am making 7 Tutu's for 7 little granddaughters
!!!

Natasha said...

Congratulations! I'm making placemats and cloth napkins, coasters and snap wallets, monogrammed hankies, key chains and quilted potholders. Whew.

Dianne said...

I'm making some christmas kitchen towels and drying towels for gifts for christmas this year. I love your blog...congrats on 600!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I'm hoping to make a bag for my son to take to church.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

now that I actually have time on my hands again...
I have a few PIF gifts to make for three ladies around the world (still alittle hush-hush on those)

I have a quilt under way that will be gifted to my parents for their guest room

And then I might finish up a few flimsies as last minute in-law gifts....

Lovely giveaway----I'm only half-way to your total (300 posts)

Sherry said...

Totebags, shopping bags (for teachers), food processor cover, quilted table runner, travel pillowcases for going to nana's this year, nighty's for my girls (because they just found out you could wear dresses to bed!!),an advent calendar and a quilt for my littlest's big boy bed. unfortunately, i am not as fast as you and should stop stalling by reading your blog :)
wish me luck,
sherry

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! I'm planning to make quilted pot-holders for gifts.

Lindsey said...

Congratulations on 600 posts! What a milestone.

This year is a homemade holdiay for everyone...knitting sweaters, making a quilt, quilted placements with napkins to match, felted purse, silk scarf, handcrafted stationery...the list goes on and I just hope I get everything done!

Hollygrove Carole said...

600 posts!! How do you have time to quilt. Thanks for all you do. I am making purses, lounge pants and tablerunners for Christmas.

Kigwit said...

600! That's really impressive. The most important thing I'm hoping to make is two waldorf dolls for my sons and two of your ticker-tape quilts for the dolls. I have other stuff I'm messing around with in my head but that's the most important.

The WoodLand School said...

Congratulations on your 600th post!

I'm making a few quilts, pjs for my kids, and knitting a hat (or 3!). Eeeeeek ... and that's only the beginning :-)

Always Sewing said...

I am making quilts for my son and Mom, a fun Christmas stocking for my Mom's new dog.

Thanks for such a great blog, I look forward to your posts.

etta said...

I'm working on a quilt for my mom. I was going to make one for both of my mothers-in-law, but life got in the way. I have a list of projects that I want to do afterward, though.

Karen said...

I'm making pot holders. 30 of them to be exact for my women's club Holiday Party. I've got 24 done and 6 more to go. Whew. Congrats on 600 posts. Wow.

Lissa Jane said...

Congrats on 600 posts AJ
Um, I am planning on finishing a few UFO's BUT I am making a couple of table runners (planning counts doesn't it???)


Lissa

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! I'm making some purses and placemats. I had started a quilt for my step mom but it may be more of a birthday present!

Nicole said...

You are too kind, generous, and oh so inspiring! I absolutely loved your blueberry pie quilt and want so badly to create my own, but those Christmas presents that you mentioned (the lap quilts, cd holders, skirts, softies and oh so much more) are priority! Thanks for everything that you share and have a beautiful weekend :)

Our Family of Four! said...

Aprons and lovely bags are amoung my homemade love list!

carol said...

I couldn't wish congratulations to a nicer blogger!! You do so much to inspire others, that I'm so in awe and honored to call you a friend. May you have 600 more happy blogs to come!!! Oh.....I'm not in line for the fabric....I just wanted to wish you great things!!

Rachel said...

I LOVE your blog and all the quilts that you make! Thanks for the great starch tip yesterday as well!!!

Asiyah said...

Congrats AJ! Dear young hubby decided we would give handmade gifts this year so I'm finishing up 3 quilts that I've designed.

Thank you for the giveaway.

beth said...

I love your blog! I will be making hexagon centerpieces and giving them to friends and family with a little food item. I have a tutorial and a flickr group on my blog...hoping others will join me. It was super easy to host a flickr group...and almost as fun as blogging!
wow! 600 posts! congratulations and thank you for giving us all something to drool over every couple of days. :) I will reach 100 in two more posts! Getting ready for my little (first) give away!
yeah!

Anonymous said...

For Christmas this year I have a long list, even though I am already behind I hope to get it all done. I am making a bag from charms packs for my sister (from your tutorial on Moda Bake Shop-love it!), several fleece pj bottoms, a fleece robe and hooded towels, muslin dolls for my girls and I hope to make a quilt for my neice and maybe one for my nephew. Wow I better get going on all this.

I love your blog. You're so inspirational.

Thank you, Melanie

mmmireland@wcoil.com

Sue H said...

First of all, I'd like to thank you for your blog, which I enjoy so much. I have a wonderful scrappy 9-patch quilt waiting for quilting, thanks to you. I'm only making one gift this year, a BOM for my dear daughter-in-law. She is from China; I am featuring some of the wonderful Asian prints available now.

Amy in SC said...

What cool fabric! I am sewing dresses for my girls for Christmas. I'm also going to make some pincushions for friends.

Michelle said...

I am making quilts for Christmas, and maybe a wall hanging.

Ashlee said...

Congrats on 600! :) I haven't decided what I'll be making yet! I guess I really need to work on that!! :) Probably something simple, since I'm just getting into sewing, but I definitely want it to be homemade!

Jessica Christensen said...

I love those colors! 600 posts!? You are amazing!

For Christmas I am making two large quilts, three quiet books, a stationary/card set, a doll quilt, some doll clothes for an 18" doll, an apron, and a purse. That's what's in my head right now. Of course, I may add more as the time gets closer -- depending on how much I get finished -- maybe a bathrobe and/or one more quilt. = ) Go big or go home, that's what I say.

lindsey said...

Wow! 600 is a lot! Congrats!

I am making LOTS of presents - knitted socks (x3), knitted shawl, crocheted wash cloths, quilt...and I'm doing pretty good on time so far!

Lia said...

Wow, 600 posts?? Congrats!! :-D
Well, I just made some doll clothes for my small niece. This year I'll buy my gifts. Too busy working hard to pay the bills... snif
But hopefully I'll make gifts again next year.
Hugs!

Anya said...

Congratulations! I just finished making four fun quilts for my stepson's children and I hope to make some inchie ornaments for my quilting friends! Thanks for the chance!

V Colbourne said...

Congrats on your 600th! Yikes! I am making mini-scrapbooking albums for some friends I haven't seen in a while and I also going to attempt to sew some crayon kits for my students. wooooooo!

Jessica said...

Well . . . this isn't really a christmas gift, per se, but all the girls are getting together in my family to make christmas stockings for our own families. The original intention was to buy stocking stuffers for everyone and stuff the stockings. However, we've changed our gift focus to spending time with each other, instead.

Ashley said...

I am knitting hats for at least 10 people. Next year, I plan on making everyone bags. :)
Plus I am making my Christmas cards.

Amy said...

OMG 600 posts...I've loved every one of them!!
I am currently working on 5 monogrammed super hero capes as well as a scrappy nine patch quilt (inspired by you). I've got the top assembled, now I've just got to find a pretty flannel for the back..I love putting flannels on the back of a lap quilt.

Spendlove said...

600 post what a feat! Congrats! I am working on 2 quilts, 2 table runners, and one bag. Hopefully I get it all done! Thanks for the chance - love your blog!

Sue said...

Love your blog, congratulations on 600 posts.
Your quilts are inspirational, I want to make them all but especially Flea Market fancy it is just so fresh

Heather said...

600 posts! You are my hero :) I'm making some pillows for people. I am not making as much this year, I over did it last year and burned myself out :D

MimiBob said...

Congratulations on your 600th!! I love your blog - really inspiring. I'm planning to make several gifts. A vintage inspired apron, a couple of zippered bags with some Asian "flavored" fat quarters, and an embellished tote bag. Best get busy!! Thanks for the chance to win.

CJ said...

Happy 600th post!
I am making a quilt for my sister, an apron for a friend, jammie pants for my son and a purse for another friend. Nothing on the roster yet for hubby or my daughter.

annemarie said...

Congrats - 600 posts is something to brag about. I am a lurker who drools over your quilts - love them so much and am so amazed at your talent. I am making crochet items as Christmas gifts. Happy Thanksgiving.

Southerner said...

I am making homemade dolls for the two year old great neices, a sock monkey for a 7 year old, brooches, scarf, totes, cell phone cases, picture frames, scrabble tile pendants for teacher gifts, and tea towels.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! I really enjoy your blog -- lots of inspiration!

Mary said...

Wow - 600 posts. I still haven't reached 100. Well, today I finished a Christmas Tree skirt for my daughter and granddaughter. I've also got some quilted Christmas ornaments stuffed with balsam fir needles that I would like to make before Christmas.

erica said...

Congratulations! I plan to make a few quilts and some pillows this christmas, and if I start them right now, I should have time. Although, every Christmas eve tends to be a struggle for me trying to finish everything last minute! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Beth said...

I am planning a Star Wars quilt for the hubby....either for his birthday (Dec. 12) or Christmas....we'll see when I get it done (or even started)!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Wow 600 I am only on 180. I am actually making quilts for some Christmas gifts, my unfinished UFO's

connie said...

Well, this year we are focusing on family rather than gifts so for Christmas this year my family is starting new traditions and making memories!

Congrats on 600!

Jess said...

I am making a quilt for my 2-year-old nephew and making quilted coasters for some other relatives...rest yet to be decided (yikes-time is going by too fast!!)

Rosie said...

Do you even have to ask? Why, quilts of course!

Andrea R said...

Oooohhhh... these colors are *gorgeous* - some of my favorite tones.

I'm hoping to make more Christmas decorations, actually. :D Felt trees, to be specific. The color scheme this year is blue & silver.

(Yes, I'm one of *those* people... :D )

Trisha said...

Cute FQs! I am knitting knee high socks for my 11 yo daughter in her school colors.

QuiltyGoodness said...

Congrats! I am working on making a few pincushion organizer (tutorial from Oh Fransson!) for my sister and mom for their sewing tables.

Jen said...

I am making table runners using some stack & wack Christmas blocks I won probably 7 or 8 years ago.

Amy said...

I am making "eye spy" lap quilts. Using up lots of American Jane, Michael Miller etc. scraps, and loving the scrappy/vintage feel.

tims_mom said...

Christmas cards, fabric giftbags, and if I can swing it, a Christmas wallhanging for my Mom.

Sara said...

I am trying to make a couple of ornaments and some pillowcases!

Beautiful fabric...

Renee said...

Congratulations on 600!!! May there be 600 more and then some ~ I do so enjoy your blog. :)

The colours of your fat quarters are gorgeous! For Christmas this year I'm knitting: hats, scarves, shawls, mitts, one sweater and one coat. Next year I need to start sooner...

Patty said...

Each year for Christmas I like to make goodies for most everyone on my list. Since most people already have what they want I like to give sweet treats such as chocolate chip cookies, peanut brittle, fudge, sugar pecans…. I have done this for so long that it has become a tradition and everyone looks forward to receiving their package.

Most years I send my packages soon after Thanksgiving and am usually finished with the majority of them within a week which allows me more time for handmade/homemade gifts that I like to make for my kids. Each year I make the kids pajamas, which are given to them on Christmas Eve, so they will be wearing them during the Christmas morning photos.

Carissa said...

I'm knitting hats and making calendars...so far. I always have great ambitions to do more, but always run out of time!
I love your quilting style! I wanna quilt like you when I grow up :)

Skipper said...

Pretty fabric!

Honestly, I'm kind of waiting to see what you and the rest of the quilting blog world are making this year...lame, I know :)

Julie said...

Really boring I know but I'm making a few pin cushions. I need a new one too. Pretty fabrics. Keep up the wonderful blog, you are such a guru.

Melissa said...

PJ bottoms for the guys and throws (basically whole cloth quilts I'm thinking) for the ladies. Biscotti or bread for hostess gifts. Congrats on the 600... I've enjoyed each and every one!

Jacque. said...

AmandaJean...first of all, it is all of us who should be thanking you. I come to your blog every day and am continually inspired by your work. Thank you for the inspiration you give and for allowing us to see the beautiful work you do. Nooooo, not brown-nosing...just the facts, ma'am.

To answer your question, I have been very busy making lap quilts for my 4 grandchildren, me Mum, 2 sisters and a friend. whew. I have yet to decide what else I'll be making. I'm right on schedule, though, so that makes it all good.

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity...the fabrics are absolutely gorgeous!!!

My son's 33rd birthday is on November 23. Just sayin'.

Chelsey B. said...

I love to make candy and chocolate things for my family on Christmas. Most of them end up in my stomach though...

Heather said...

Congrats! And I love the colors of that fabric -- yum!

This year I am making a scrapbook, 2 scrapbook calendars, a felted bag (knitting) and possibly some mittens -- better get to work!

Carrie said...

I am making several, but the big ones are 3 of your whirligiggle quilts for my kids' beds. One has the binding half stitched down, one is ready to be quilted and the last still needs the top finished. Think I can get them all done???

Angie said...

Congrats on 600!

I am making three quilts, 5 crayon rolls, 2 colored pencil rolls, 5 stockings, 1 tree skirt, 1 garland, and a few baked goodies. So far, I have completed 4 stockings, 1 tree skirt, 1 garland, 1 quilt, and have one top ready to be quilted. I think I'm forgetting something, though.

Blogful said...

I cut out my third quilt today and I am almost tired of quilting. If that's possible. Thanks for creating (in addition to your beautiful quilts) such an inspiring blog.

jennicakes said...

600! That's amazing! Congrats!

This year, I'm doing lots of embroidery - onesies and tank tops, mostly. Organic cotton jersey is super-easy to work with!

Tamera said...

I'm making at least two quilts for family members.

Lynn said...

2table toppers and 3 lap quilts (for my kids), dishclothes, pot holders and appliqued tea towels. I'm scared I may have to start crossing items off my list.

Kat said...

Congratulations! I am making a full sized blooming 9 path quilt (top done, ready for basting and quilting), a table runner for my mom (fabric has arrived and awaits cutting), a mini quilt for a swap partner (fabric is here and I have an idea), and a disappearing 9 patch lap quilt for an elderly couple I know (I'm in the processing of chain stitching the first pairs of patches). So, I'm quite busy! Thank for the giveaway, and Merry Christmas.

Priscilla said...

Congratulations on your 600th post..may there be many more!! (cos' I like your blog :o)...lol)
I am trying to finish a runner for my Mum for Christmas - its going pretty slowly though!

Andrea de Haan said...

Quilts, duvet covers, and towel ponchos.

Happy 600th!! Here's to thousands more!

Cheri C. said...

Quilts, of course...

Suzanne said...

Wow - 600 posts!! I'm working on some table toppers and coasters and want to make a couple pieced belts for my girls.

Janie said...

I'm working on an advent calendar for my sister in law, and a few baby blankets for nieces who will be born just after Christmas!

peaknits said...

Congrats on the 600th post! I am meaning to knit fingerless mitts for my best girlfriend, my daycare provider and my hairdresser - because I am in good hands with each of them!:)

Periwinkle Pumpkin said...

I'm working on gift bags to replace wrapping paper, a quilt for my daughter and some wash cloths for my Mom and maybe a wall quilt for me.

Marie said...

I am hoping to get some zipper pouches and some zippered box bags together for gifts. I may be knitting a little something but I never seem to finish knits on time!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Shari said...

Amanda Jean - thanks so much for all you share with your readers - and you are an excellent teacher - I have used your tutorials and am inspired by your choices...

For Christmas this year I'm thinking of making a table runner for my niece - she has young children and I want to give her something that can get thrown in to the wash without any dramas... and without edges over the table like a cloth that young ones can pull on!

Hope you have a good holiday season...

Cheers - Shari

Ashley said...

For my 2 yo brother I'm plan on making different felt foods to go with his play kitchen. For some little girly's I know I'm going to make Ponytail Scarves, and my bosom friend who loves to write is getting a handmade notebook!

Sarah said...

Congrats on your 600th! I am making Color Pencil Portfolios from: http://www.thesometimescrafter.com/color_pencil_portfolio.html

tammy said...

Hopefully a warm, snugly homespun quilt for my parents-in-law.

Frieda said...

Congratulations! I am only making ornaments this year. Some on the embroidery machine and some quilt like balls. Hope you have a great holiday season. Frieda

Kathleen C. said...

Since Sept. I've been making things and donating them to a holiday sale at a library: journals, mini notebooks with covers, key chains, pocket kleenex covers, selvage pincushions and pot holders, eye masks, a stuffed llama, luggage tags and more.

For my family I'll be making luggage tags, sewing machine cover, journals, coffee sleeves, eye masks, pot holders. Mostly I'll use the fabric I already have, but I will treat myself to a few new pieces to spice things up.
I'd love to win your FQs.
Thanks,
Kathleen

Amy said...

Wow! 600 is amazing!! I have already completed most of my gifts, since they have to be shipped. Table runner for sister-in-law. Collection of lots of random little things for my sister (embroidered kitchen towels, camera case, patchwork notecards, belt, set of coasters, fabric covered file folders), sets of napkins/placemats/coasters for two friends, bib, and an easy-ish quilt for my mother with Anthro tablecloth for front and solid back with crocheted trim around the edge. I think that pretty much covers it!

Julie said...

I am making quilts, an apron for my daughter and hot mitts, and Christmas pants for both my kids and maybee my husband if i can convince him to wear them. aggiepride21@yahoo.com

Jennewby71 said...

wow! you're on 600 while I'm at 60! I'm in the middle of a 9-patch (basically your quilt along that I never did way back then!) for my mother in law for Christmas. I also made some fabric wreaths from moda Bake Shop.

Holly said...

Congrats on 600! That's super impressive. I've made a couple table runners, and with road trips coming up I'll be working on hexes for a quilt too.

Cardygirl said...

Coathangers (16 so far) & scissor bags with monograms...nearly all done too! Congrats on 600 posts!

tammiemarie said...

so here's my list of gifts to make: jalepeno jelly, hot mustard, and extremely hot sauce. crayon wallets. quilted notebooks. fleece scarves. and if i get around to it, an apron to give away at our annual cookie exchange! congrats on 600, you always inspire me and I can only imagine what great things are to come!

Carol in E TN said...

I am not making quilty things, but I am making gerbera daisy hair clips for my 3 precious granddaughters. They are turning out so sweet and I think they will really like them.

Congrats on your 600th post and your great giveaway.

Sheryl said...

Hi congrats on making it to the 600th milestone. I'm making a cushion for a friend and some pillowcases for my daughters friends with their names on them...if I make it in time!

The Kaonohi's said...

I'm making tutu's for my girls, tea towels for teachers and a quilt for my sisters. Gotta love the beautiful girls in my life! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway. Always inspires me to give as well!

Bateau said...

...and may you post 600 more times plus! I love reading your blog. For Christmas, I'm appliqueing some kids' Ts, finishing up 2 quilts, and hopefully sewing a tunic for my best friend out of a Japanese pattern book. Too much probably, but here's hoping:) -Bronwen
bpayerle@gmail.com

Tampa Gal said...

Congrats on the posts! I'm working on an afgan for my son this Christmas. He picked out the colors and told me he wants a "ginormous" one!

Anna said...

Wow 600! Amazing, I love your work. Thanks for the giveaway!

Chris, Kristina, Nathan and....Audrey! said...

One of the projects I am sewing for this Christmas is hooded towels for each of my nieces and nephews.

- Kristina
tinakris@hotmail.com

SandiH said...

I'm making some Christmas Eve pajamas for my boys, as always. I have a knitted scarf in progress for my husband. Other than that, I plan to make a few small bags for my nephews and niece.

Rochelle said...

I have a long list of things I want to sew for Christmas. Top of the list is a quilt for our adopted teenage daughter. Trying to sew it without her seeing it should be interesting.

Niki said...

600 is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your gorgeous work!

I am making aprons,aprons,aprons!

The Sometimes Mom said...

I am making firestarter, checkbook covers, mini change purses, and applesauce ornaments.

SandyQuilts said...

600 postings WOW.

Christmas ... at the moment I'm longarming double sided fleece quilts. Everyone loves them.

Nancy said...

I have one son-in-law quilt finished and am working on the second...
I always make family members something...I am still waiting for inspiration this year...

Jo said...

Just so you know...Your blog is my favorite-hands down. You aren't afraid to admit that quilting is expensive or work to make each scrap count. Quilt snobs drive me nuts....
As far as gifts go...I am making some small makeup type bags for my girls. I am working on some charity quilts, a quilt for my sister in law and a wedding quilt. I have learned not to commit to too much sewing at Christmas. I don't need to stress myself.

Sarah said...

Congratulations!

I am making a quilt for my toddler son (I just finished the top! It is my first quilt!), an elephant and set of bibs for my infant son, a set of coasters for both of my sisters and parents and coffee cozy's for each of them and maybe one of those desk/dresser organizers with snaps on it for my husband. I'm also embroidering our names on our (storebought) stockings and making Christmas candy and cookies to give away to friends and neighbors. Gingersnaps, pfefferniuss, peppermint bark, fudge and coconut balls. Phew! Writing it all out makes me tired!

Best,
Sarah

Jen said...

Wow, 600!!! Congrats. My mom asked for a coupon holder, so I'll probably make her the one on the Moda Bake Shop website. I'm not quite sure if I'll make anything else this year since we're probably going to be so busy.

Tammy said...

You are so funny....making or meaning to make! Were you talking about me??? I am planning on making table runners for my sister in laws...we will see!

Lina said...

I had to double check the number 600, as I thought you may have just completed you 600th quilt!!! It's been a long time since I've had the chance to comment, but just wanted to say congratulations on reaching such a momentous milestone!

Lina x

Katie B. said...

600th post! What a milestone! I'm working on a few knitted toys for Christmas, as well as a hat and scarf, sewing an apron for my grandma, a hot rice bag for my nephew...Okay, I'm getting overwhelmed. Better get back to it!

jlk said...

600! WOW! For Christmas, I have grand plans. I am making quilts for my two youngest ones. They just need to be quilted. Then I am making little books from Crafty Apple for my 2 girls and a fabric book for my boy. Oh, and I am making a baby.

Helen said...

600! Well done!!

This year I making table runners for 4 of the teachers at my daughters school and a runner each for my Mum and sister. I am up to sandwiching #4!

Carol said...

My secret Bee gift will be a fabric shopping/grocery bag. My bee friend loves batiks so that is what I will probably use. I do not need the stress of making too many gifts at Christmas. Ask me how I came to that conclusion.........

Jenn said...

My handmade gift list started out much longer than it's going to finish...I still have hopes to finish 1-2 pairs of knitted mittens/mitts and a pair of socks. Progress is not going so well because I keep getting distracted with other projects that keep popping up :)

Lisa said...

I am making ragged flannel blankets for 1/2 of my nieces and nephews...the half that didn't get them last year. I am also making a few Doodle Purses from this tutorial: http://makccreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/doodle-purseor-satchel-for-boys.html

Thanks for all the great ideas, Amanda Jean!

Lara said...

Congratulations Amanda Jean! That is a whole heap of inspiration :)

This Christmas I have made 1 lap quilt for my SIL, 1 lap quilt and matching table runner for the MIL and another table topper, a table runner for Phil's Nana and 2 twin quilts for the boys. I am also finishing off a cross stitch for Gus and making some crayon rolls for Ollie and his mates and little cousin. I am also going to make a couple of change mats for my other SIL and cousin who are both expecting babies soon.

What are you making? How's the WIP pile coming?

As always, thanks so much for your continued posts for all of inspiration and quilting wisdom :)

Barbieann said...

I made a snowman wall hanging for each of my married kids that I plan on giving to them on Thanksgiving. I also plan on buying camp stoves to give them on Christmas

LORI said...

I've started a quilt for my son using his old football jerseys over the last five years. Hopefully I'll finish by Christmas!

Mary said...

Congrats on a successful blog! I love reading. I'm going to be knitting a bunch of washcloths for my mom, and grammy's getting a quilt.

Thanks, Mary

ferilyn(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Happy 600th...thank you for those. I am making a Sweetwater quilt. I have completed some pincushions, aprons, and other accessories. I love Christmas and I would love the fabrics to create more special items. Kristy in Ohio

kaiolohiakids said...

I'm making new clothes & jammies for the grandchildren! They love new things from Tutu!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Wow 600 posts! That is huge! I'm busy machine quilting a big quilt for my nephew and have made some small gift bags from the Moda Bake Shop for some gifts I need to exchange. Still hope to get a Christmas wall hanging made using a Patrick Lose pattern - time is ticking down though! - Marlene

Nichole said...

how nice of you! i made a quilt for my mother and i haven't quite decided on anything else yet. i suppose i should get moving on that! haha :)

Petit Debutant said...

I'm making a last name photo gift where architectural photographs spell out the last name

I love reading your blog, congrats on number 600

stitchinpenny said...

The only Christmas gift I am making this year is a stocking for the new granddaughter, It will continue the candycane theme for that daughter's family. It is a simple simplicity pattern and I have made it often, but it lends itself well to machine embroidery of the name and makes an ample sized gift holder.

paulette said...

Wow - you have 160 comments so far!! That's because your fabric is SOOOO pretty!! Love it! Congratulations on 600 big ones! Right now I am working on 3 little snowmen table toppers (called Holly in the Snow)for gifts plus a penny rug for my daughter. I really wanted to make a lap quilt for my step-daughter but I don't think it will happen this year!! Maybe for her birthday...? I also need to make 3 wool ornaments for my quilting friends so have to get that done tonight (Hopefully!!) as we are meeting Dec 1 for lunch. Thank you so much for having this lovely give away and here's to another fantastic 600! (I didn't mean to write this much but once you get started....) Take care!
Paulette

Alana - Knit Wit said...

Congrats!! That's a lot of posts!

I have 4 table toppers pieced and ready to quilt which I will give to friends for Christmas. Last year after the holidays I picked up some unique carved candles with fun stands that really "wanted" to sit atop something fun and quilted!

Love the blue and green fabric! Some lucky winner will be thrilled!

ewoman007 said...

this is a very low-cost Christmas for our family this year. I have 4 children and 2 in-law children. I decided for my married son to make "fun" placemats, 1 pair for each month to represent that month. I have most of the fabric in my stash to use. My married daughter is getting a denim rag quilt made for our old jeans. (i did have to pruchanse the flannel). My 2nd daughter is getting pillowcases out of favoritej things she loves, such as owls, skulls, shamrocks pirates...
I haven't thought of anything for my oldest son, but it will come to me.
Happy sewing to all and happy memories to hold dear.

ladmquilter said...

I am making coasters, placemats, tablerunners and throws, I might make some Christmas stockings and a tree skirt if I find the time. Probably wishful thinking. Thanks for the giveaway and all the inspiration you provide to your followers.

Chocokate said...

Love your blog! Congrats on making it to 600! You are amazing. I am making skirts and and pillow cases for my girls for Christmas this year. My fabric stash is way to girlie, so I could definitely use some greens and blues! Thanks!

lisa vandam said...

Hello,
Congrats on your 600th post!
I am working on making some named pillows, chair pads, place mats, stuffed monkeys, toddler backpacks and bibs. Lots to do and time keeps ticking!
Lisa

Kim said...

I'm making my first queen sized quilt for my sister and I'm so excited to finish it; all I have left is the binding! :)

Natalie said...

I was thinking of making my daughter a princess dress up dress but we will see if that happens. I am also wanting to make some ornaments and possible some garland for our tree but that is more of a gift to me.

Kristine said...

aj,your blog has inspired me to get busy quilting! I also bought a Juki thanks to you (and love it)! I have made 3 quilts for my DH's aunts and a cousin because they have been so generous in so many ways. I love the fabrics in your giveaway - so pretty! (If you happen to randomly draw me, I may not be back online until after Thanksgiving as my DH is having major surgery on Monday and we'll be at the hospital.)

Congrats on your 600th post! You rock!

Angel said...

Well, let's see....

I am currently trying my hand at making my own shirt patterns for my girls and I so I can make us matching shirts for a Christmas photo (eek! needs to get finished SOON!); I am finishing (quilting and binding left) a quilt for my parents, and if time I am making one for hubby and my SIL.

Congrats on your 600th post! I always look forward to your posts and you are one of the main online quilters that made me 'go for it' with quilting--I used to be held back by the 'rules' and intricate designs/buying 100s of dollars of fabric...now I get greater joy from making my own designs and finding material from outgrown clothes and a few splurges here and there! Thank you!!!

Elizabeth B said...

I've already made 20 blank cards using little photos from an old souvenir booklet from Pompeii. Easy, fun, prety quick.

Stephanie said...

I've made a Waldorf doll and outfit. I'm hoping to also make her a doll quilt and bed.

Barbara said...

I am making my nieces quilts out of Riley Blakes "be Merry" fabric. Same fabric, 2 different patterns. The most AWESOME thing is that I found fleece pajamas that coordinate with the fabric perfectly. How cool is that!?

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Thanks for sharing with us, your loyal readers so many ideas and tutorials. I would love to win those fat quarters. For Christmas I am going to FMQ a top my mom made.

Denise said...

Hi,
You are one of my regular blogs I read.

I am making my 3 granddaughters old fashion long sleeve nightgowns out of soft 100% cotton batiste. They are ages 12,7 and 4. My grandson is getting flannel dinosaur sleep pants....he is 7.

Thank you for asking.
Denise

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Congratulations on 600!!

This year is the year of the quilt. Most family members are receiving quilts. A few have requested new stockings also. My kids are receiving new PJs.

Dorrie said...

Congratulations on your 600th post. . .Wow! I'm just trying to get to 100. . .Christmas projects, huh. Well, The new French General fabrics have given me alot of help. With the toweling, I've made dish towels and added trims to dress them up. Some cute placemats from the Figgy Pudding line. All goes into the gift baskets filled with homemade, canned goodies from our summer garden, stewed tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and peaches!

KQuiltyBee said...

Congratulations--I love seeing your projects and in particular how you quilt. I am making 4 of Happy Zombie's poochie bags for 4 sweet little girls, plus 2 sets of Christmas flannel pillow cases!

Tricia said...

Congrats on 600 posts! You are amazing amanda! I look forward to each new post with anticipation...I love to see your accomplishments and all the fun things you do and try!
This year we used a Go Green theme for Christmas presents....I am making my daughter and daughter in law, reusable grocery bags...and coupon clutches, I remembered you checkbook cover post the other day and will probably throw those in too for good measure....thanks for all you INSPIRATION!
warm quilty hugs

Dandelion Quilts said...

CONGRATS! I am making a snowman walk hanging for my mom and personalized pillowcases for my son, nephews, and friends.

M said...

I am making a quilt for sure...for my momma....and hopefully a few small gifts for gatherings.

Your blog is so inspiring....keep it up.

Lise said...

Congratulations on 600 posts! Here's my plans: a purse for my sister and my wife, a headband for each of 2 sisters and my wife, 2 button-adorned initials for my nieces, a stocking for my daughter, a toy for my daughter, wallets for my brother-in-laws...yikes! Better get to work!

Ali said...

Congrats! I am trying to finish up a quilt. I need some of your quilting energy!

Jenny said...

Thanks for your blog...love to see what you are working on.

For Christmas I just decided I needed to make my 4 year old daughter some dress up clothes...wish me luck!

Karen said...

Congrats on your 600th post. Those are beautiful fabrics too and so generous of you to do a giveaway.
I'm making the Mill House Inn tote bags found on Moda Bake Shop for gifts. And right now, I'm thinking of making either your coin quilt on Moda Bake Shop or the circle quilt you just finished for two children. I'd like to knit a hat, make a Waldorf doll and pj's for my kids but not sure if those will get done. Never enough time!

Jan Hatchett said...

I am making a new quilt in rich, Christmassy colors to go on the back of our couch. It's a gift for all of us as we snuggle together!

I am also attempting to hand quilt a lovely panel that looks like painted birds sitting on holly bushes for hubby (an avid birdwatcher). He has been watching me work on it and he doesn't know it is for him!

Thanks for this blog. Recently found it and it is so much fun to read!

Ruth B said...

Beautiful fabrics...I plan on making old fashioned church aprons for my daughter and daughter-in-law.

do said...

Who knows how much I'll really get done....but have made a few throw pillows with applique names and scrappy borders for grandkids. I love your purist looking quilts.

Missy Ann said...

My son (12) is getting a Pirate Quilt w/ matching pillow case. Mom was supposed to get Crabapple Hill's Over The River - but well... there's always next year.

Flutterby Threads said...

Me! Me! Me! Just kidding - but really :).

This Christmas I am making a Christmas quilt for my parents (my first) - almost done - just have the binding left! Also two double layered fleece Broncos blankets for my brothers families, as well as a blanket for each of my babies (three under 3). Now you see why free fabric would be such a wonderful gift for me! :) I'd happily share some of the fudge and peppernuts I'm making for everyone else!

Jodie said...

Cute set of fabrics!

For Christmas, I'm not sure I'll be able to make any gifts at all - still adjusting to life with a newborn and being a mother of two. But... if I can carve out some time, I'd like to make an apron for my step-mom and my mother-in-law. We'll see if I get to it!

Otherwise, I have a Christmas quilt that I've made for our family. The top is complete - just need to get it sandwiched and quilted - hopefully this week?

Kimberly said...

Just recently found your blog and love it!
I am making blankets...lots of blankets! Plus some dolly diapers, a stuffed bunny or two, and a few sippy cup straps. Hope I get it all done in time!

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