Friday, May 02, 2014

not a finish

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Yesterday spent the day sewing, just for the fun of it. And it was good.
I always have a plethora of strings....so I am making another candy coated quilt. This will be my 3rd one! (Pattern is in the book Sunday Morning Quilts.) Playing with so much color has been a good antidote to the rainy and dreary weather that we've had all. week. long.
As a thank you for joining me each week for finish it up Friday, I'm going to do a little giveaway. (I actually think I have too many scraps, can you believe it?!) If you'd like to win a little scrap bundle from me, please leave a comment in this post. In your comment, I'd love to hear if you have any fun weekend plans. (International entries welcome, as long as you are willing to pay the shipping overages if sent outside the US.) One comment per person and please make sure that I have a way of contacting you. Thanks!

Now, it's time to link up your finishes. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

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scrapinlinda said...

Yes I need scraps!!! Love the chance to win some of yours!!
My weekend plans--two birthday parties--always fun!! Love you blog!!

Kat said...


love your string quilt! The colors are gorgeous. Of course I'd love someone else's scraps to play with :) I am working this weekend, but Monday I am going on VACATION!!

Beth Shibley said...

Lovely quilt top you've got going there. ;) Attending conference for foster parents. Maybe not fun...but I'm taking along handwork. That'll make it productive as well as informative!

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said...

Oooooh ! I actually do have plans -- the derby! -- and love that you're giving us a chance to win some scraps ;)

the mrs said...

I know it probably pains you to get rid of some scraps, but I'm sure it will find a good home. It's my wedding anniversary this weekend so will be spending it with the hubby.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Ooh scraps!! It's my husband's birthday tomorrow so we will be celebrating.

Dana Meadows said...

I need some bright, happy scraps!!!!!!

safieh said...

Love the scraps, it's a super cute quilt! Thanks for the chance to link up and for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Love your colorful string quilt and would love some of your scraps! It's my birthday weekend and I plan to shop with my mom and enjoy time with family.

Nat said...

Love the scraps! This weekend I'm turning a quilt top that I've had finished since 2012 for my little dude into a quilt! Better late than never right?!

ofelya said...

you're so right. i noticed i do the same thing - the more grey and sad outside, the more color i'm working with :)

Svetlana said...

it's supposed to be cold and rainy all weekend long, so I'm planning to sew and then sew some more :) Thanks for this fun giveaway.

Laura said...

We are celebrating my twins 2nd birthday this weekend. Should be fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Darcy said...

Sewing just for fun is always the best! And why do other people's scraps always look so much more fun than mine? ;-) Thanks for the sweet giveaway and for hosting this fun every Friday!

Kristi said...

I'm working on a rainbow quilt this weekend. It's been raining all day, so it's the perfect project! Thank you for such a great giveaway - scraps are the best!

Jade Prosser said...

I just love your fabric choices, as always. This is so pretty!

Actually, our weekend begins today! My kids have the day off school, and for some reason, we are having summer weather in May so we are off to the beach. (I've been pedal to the medal sewing this week, so it will be nice spending time with a whole gaggle of children in the sun.)
I hope the weather picks up for you and you have a wonderful weekend!! :)

Annie said...

Ohh, I love surprise scrap packs!

My 2.5 year old daughter made plans to go to the zoo with a friend from daycare tomorrow, so I guess that's what we're doing! :-)

I just finished letterpresing invitations for my brother-in-law's wedding, so I'm hoping that I can find time this weekend to move on to a quilt project, as well!

Sadie McGrath said...

EK! I was just thinking of doing a scrap quilt and could use some variety. This weekend we'll be putting the finishing touches on our basement remodel. I CAN'T WAIT to call this project done!

Sarah Craig said...

I love playing with other people's scraps, so count me in! What a fun giveaway! My weekend plans include a sleepover with my two adorable granddaughters, breakfast with their parents on Saturday morning, our first boat outing of the season, Spiderman at the movies and maybe even an arts and crafts festival on Sunday! It's our first pretty weekend without many outside obligations in a long time!!

ipatchandquilt said...

Lovely bright quilt! I am amazed at your collection of fabrics, just awesome!!!
I may be going to a quiltshow this weekend, and have also made time for lots of sewing! Maybe create a mothersday present, depending on how much time it will take to finish everything else first.
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Lauren Deel said...

I love the new quilt (to-be) and the pile of scraps! I've been meaning/needing to put together a scrap quilt... maybe winning would help me push that project to the top of the list???

My family has a busy weekend planned: on Saturday, we get keys to our new home - we're moving later this month! (I've never even seen the home in person - eep!) Then on Sunday we are participating in a motorcycle ride to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Thanks! (charlottesgraceforacure@gmail.com)

Angela Atkins said...

Just realized it is time for me to do another scrap quilt, one that is a bit more improv than my last few quilts. Would love to throw your scraps in the mix! Planning to watch soccer this weekend and enjoy time with my extended family.

Kelly @ Sew With Kelly said...

Would love to play with your scraps! Thanks for the giveaway! I am finishing up a commission quilt (turning out to be tons of fun) and my boys are off hunting, so I plan to stay in comfies and sew all weekend!

Laura said...

Weekend plans include sewing, working with a dog trainer to train our two cute toy poodles, and seeing family. My version of fun. :-)

Terry Johnson said...

Thank you for your link-up each week. I enjoy seeing the many modern quilts. I would love to win your scrap bundle as I tend to use country colors or civil war repro fabrics. Please help me move over to the bright side of quilting! Plans for the weekend will be quilting customer quilts as it is suppose to rain all weekend.

Soverland said...

Loving all the color~
I'm planning on working on baby quilts and burp rags all weekend. It's the summer of babies and baby showers it seems. I have fallen in Love with your blog and book. You have given me so many ideas and future projects. Plus a new love for working with scraps. Thanks you!

Racine5 said...

Starting a miniature paper-pieced top this weekend - a 'mystery' join. Scraps unknown to me would be an awesome addition! Thanks always for sharing your talents.

Jeanmarie said...

I'm a new fan of your blog!! Where have I been all these years?? Hope to be working on a few different quilting projects this weekend!!

Amy said...

I love scraps! My weekend plans are finishing up a baby quilt for a friend.

Loree said...

I love Scraps!
Pick Me, Pick Me, Pick Me PLEASE..........

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I have so few scraps so I'd love yours!

My tennis team has the start of playoffs this weekend so that is the big excitement around here!

Nine Kids and Not Counting :) said...

This post and its comments make me think about how a dog pants and drools over table scraps, and how different are we? Not so much it seems. Four of our kids are baseball players and so we will be at diamonds all weekend hoping for sunshine! Happy weekend to you!

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Loree said...

Opps failed to tell weekend plans. Saturday Morning Speaking at a ladies Program at Church, Saturday afternoon our first 4H stockshow of the season. (will be working on Hexies while sitting and waiting for my girls to show)
Sunday morning Church, Sunday afternoon Cookout with group from church. Busy as usuall!

carla said...

HI!!!! Fun give away!!! Weekend with the grand munchkins!!!! We just let the fun happen most of the time!!!

Quilting Nan said...

I read your blog all the time, and enjoy it a lot. I would love to win your scraps! This Saturday I will be working at a Quilt Shop, but then spending time with my two adorable Grandsons. Sunday, more Grandson's play and yard work, and hopefully a little sewing in the evening befoe bed. I know not very exciting, but it all make's me Happy! Sheila

Kristine said...

One of my kids has a birthday party to go to, we might go to the May Fair, and of course there's church - where I'll be teaching a class, and I haven't started working on the lesson.

Terri van Gulik said...

Hi, I would love to win scraps. We have a fairly busy weekend, Saturday afternoon and evening youth music program at the church,and playing Sunday at church. Add to that the usual housecleaning, laundry, etc. that gets done on the weekend.

Carly R. said...

Oh how i would love to have some of your scraps! One mans trash, anothers treasure.

Weather permitting, I'm hoping to help my sister mulch her playground!

Jeanice Shelley said...

Amanda Jean! Would love to win your scrap bundle! I am making something for a baby shower I will be attending this weekend...just starting this a.m.!

Nancy said...

This weekend I have most house work/cleaning to do. With a little fun mixed in- a block party tonight and dinner out tomorrow. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! I love your strings quilt.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I am going on a quilt shop hop with a bunch of fun quilters! LIG

Catherine said...

A few more strings would be wonderful so thanks for the chance. I'm going to watch a friend's daughter get married then gardening and quilting so fairly quiet for once (but all the better for it!)

Sophie Brown said...

I love your fabric choices so your scraps would be fantastic! I am watching my kids play baseball all weekend! Yay!

claudey said...

Love the string quilt! I need to do more with my scraps. I did make a modified A Thousand Pyramids quilt with mine a couple of years ago. Guess I need to build my stash back up again. :)

Jusmom1 said...

I just LOVE your quilt. I am a real sucker for scraps! This weekend Hubby and I are going out to dinner with my Dear Sister-in-Law and Dear Brother-in-Law. We are so blessed to have them in our lives and we don't get to see them near enough! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lorna McMahon said...

Sewing for the fun of it? Can't think of a better way to spend your day! Your string quilt top is sure to be brightening your mood during this drab weather. I would love to have some scraps! My weekend is filled with plans, but the highlight is having our church yard sale tomorrow. I am bringing baby quilts and hoping to sell some to raise money for our church building fund and the youth group. Thanks sew much for the giveaway!

The Inside Stori said...

I look at your colorful patchwork and try to imagine working with all those bright colors....what a challenge I'd have if the scraps came my way!!

Sandra said...

I always love your fabric choices, so I would certainly love your scraps! This weekend we will spend as much time outside as possible with spring weather in the 70's here in sunny Colorado.

Katherine said...

Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! I love your sunny scraps, they are so cheerful! My weekend plans include a scrap sale in Nashville by one of my favorite artists... looking forward to it!

Lori said...

Always love scraps. The fun weekend includes a full day sewcial for our guild at a local train station.

Marnie said...

Plant shopping! Finally!

Theresa said...

We're having a yard sale tomorrow, and I'm 37 weeks pregnant. Does that count as fun?

karyn said...

Transplanting 40 pepper plants, working in the yard, painting a wall, and hopefully some quilting!

Teressa P. said...

Your scrap bundle would be great for the bee I'm in right now, Sunday Morning Quilts Bee on Flickr :) I'm leaving work early today to start and finish a baby quilt for a baby shower tomorrow. Have no idea what I'm making but I'd better decide soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

audrey said...

Your scraps look very bright and fun! I'm hoping to be lazy this weekend and enjoy my son being home from college.:)

RockinHairBabe said...

I am going to an 80th birthday party complete with a dj, should be pretty Rockin! Also a 4th birthday. I will definately be doing some sewing. And sadly probably spring cleaning. I am also helping a friend plan a photo quilt for a friend of hers with cancer it will be a surprise for her and a new experience for us :-). Have a beautiful weekend!! Chamberlinbecky (at) gmail {dot}com

Jean Burke said...

My friend is having a yard sale to raise money to walk in the Breast Cancer 3 Day in the fall. I'm donating an old sewing machine and going to help her out. Thanks for asking and the chance to win your beautiful scraps.

Amy said...

What a wonderful opportunity! Thank you so much for the chance to win. As for this weekend, I'm planning on attending my brother's wedding after scrambling to finish their quilt tonight. Yikes!

Judith said...

Someday, I hope that I'm able to say that I have too many scraps! In the meantime, thank you for the chance to move closer to my first ever scrap quilt.

Leah Spencer said...

Weekend plans are to knit and quilt, with a bit of journaling and housekeeping tossed in. :)

Beth said...

So glad your Friday finish is not a finish, because mine isn't either. Linked up anyway, happy weekend.

Melissa said...

I love your colorful WIP!:) This weekend my son is making his First Communion and I'm going to try to squeeze in some quilting if possible! Have a great weekend!:)

Amber Murray said...

I love your quilt, This weekend is going to be spent at practices for my kids.
red_murray2@yahoo.com

hydeeannsews said...

those are some fun strings! it's looking good. this weekend, aside from fitting in a lot of sewing, i'm going to a cousin's baby shower.

Heather said...

That quilt has some beautiful color! Wow! Weekend plans? Tonight, we're going to check out a local food truck event for dinner and then we'll spend the rest of the weekend doing yard work and preparing the basement for our remodel that begins next week.

Beth said...

Love that scrappy goodness. I have a sew day all day planned tomorrow right after yoga. Looks to be a very lovely Saturday!

Natalie said...

My fun weekend plans include cleaning out our garage! Yeah me!!!:) thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

I would love your scraps! :) For the weekend: my quilt guild meets tonight and then working outside tomorrow. We are finally having some nice spring weather.

jennifercreech7(at)yahoo.com

Clarissa said...

Hopefully figuring out my next quilt! I just finished up a plus quilt and am ready for my next project.

Terri said...

Yes, I'd love to have some of your scraps - they are so cheery.
Thanks for the chance, and for hosting the FIUF...Love visiting the participants.
Hugs

Patice said...

Spring is finally here which means my 3 year old and I can head out on an early morning walk and decide what to do on the way. There's a park close to home, as well as we have memberships to the aquarium and the museum. We get to have our special time together, and the rest of the house sleeps in. Win-win!!

Mina said...

I would LOVE some scraps! I am planning on starting a spider web quilt. This weekend I'll be making more totes for breat cancer patients (and mowing the yard, but that doesn't sound like fun).

Melissa G said...

Last weekend I cleaned house so this weekend I am hoping to sew, sew and sew some more.

Lisa said...

Having a sewin in with the NYC Metro Mod Guild! 13 ladies all sewing together at the City Quilter. So looking forward to the giggles!

pforgerson said...

Big event here is Senior Sunday at Church for my youngest boy. What a relief! we are almost done. Currently working on a stash project for my nephew in ICU. Keeps my hands busy.

Diannia said...

I would love a chance to win some of your bright scraps! My exciting weekend will consist of cleaning up my sewing room on Saturday pulling fabric that no longer appeals to me to forward to someone else. So I just might have a little room to include some new fabric -- or not! LOL

Diannia

EmileeHope said...

Those scraps are adorable! I especially love the elephants & clothes pins! I was planning on seeing a play, but a stomach bug has hit-so will be at home-cleaning & praying no one else gets it!

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Brunch with friends and a 20s themed party tonight!

my2cents said...

This weekend, I plan to finish the binding on my first quilt!!!

JoanG said...

I'd love to win your scraps. This weekend I'll be working on a carpenter's square quilt and maybe pruning some oak tree lets that keep groing despite my efforts to make them go away!

Trish said...

ah! I need scraps. This weekend I'm testing out my skills at being mom to two with my husband away. next weekend I get to quilt

Linda in PA said...

I love your quilts and bags and I also love scraps! This weekend there is a "home show" at our fairgrounds, so I'll be attending. Then I hope to get my youngest granddaughter's quilt quilted. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance!

JoanG said...

That was treelets and growing. Sometimes I wonder whar genius programmed these spell check apps!

Carla said...

Friday - Family Pizza/Movie night, Saturday - Girl Scout Bake Sale, attend bday party, take mom out to eat, Sunday - plant seeds in garden

charlotte said...

I'd love to get some of your scraps! I plan to sew as much as possible this weekend. After the yard work is done, of course.

Johanna Lovering said...

This weekend I plan to start the Sew Together Bag that you have made many times. After seeing the cute bags you have made, I couldn't resist.

Carol said...

love! Your project is so bright and colorful. Those scraps are just the berries! I am currently doing fanned scrap string blocks for a swap with my bee members. I loved making the blocks so much, I have finished mine and decided to make additional ones to enlarge the quilt by a couple of rows. Along with continued yard work and planting, plan to do some string sewing!

Jamie said...

I love scraps!!!! This weekend, I'm going to a Derby party in my parents hometown. It's our first time taking the baby, so everyone is excited to see her.

Gigi Pereira said...

Love your bright string quilt! And your bright scraps! Thank you for the giveaway.
I'm going to fire up the Juki and FINiSH quilting the quilt that's been half way done for a week and a half...

Celia Ambrose said...

Your scraps would be fun to use! Your quilts are so inspiring. Always fun and bright.

Hollie said...

Free fabric, Ya! I'm sitting at a garage sale today and tomorrow. Hoping to "earn" some money so I can add to my stash.

NorahS said...

My fun plans for the weekend include going to pick up three bins of fabric from a woman I know from church who is putting her house up for sale to move to a warmer climate! I will sort through it and anything that I do not want, I will donate to a quilt group at a church where my friend is the pastor.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the chance. New (to me) fabric scraps!
Weekend: We are going to my 21yr old daughter's BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition. In addition to her paintings, she's made a hugh rat that hangs from a 12'h x9'w frame. It's made from old t-shirts. The body's in black that's been splatter bleached and the details in white, dyed with pink acrylic paint, water and walnut husks. Reminds me of a scrappy quilt! Refused to learn sewing from me..learned through trial & error.

Lorraine Montalvo said...

Oh I'd love a chance to win some scraps! Thank you! As for weekend plans, I have a big organizing project ahead of me. *groan* But if I can squeeze in some sewing I'll be fine. :)

FrancisMoore said...

I love scrap quilts. I am meeting with a quilt group Saturday morning. Should be fun. fmoore11589@comcast.net

mtnquiltr said...

New scraps, that would be very exciting! My daughter and I are taking my little grandson to see Thomas Train. Well, I think it may be a train dressed as Thomas, but we won't tell him that!

BKringel said...

Amanda, I love your style of writing. So grounded and real. I always look forward to reading your posts and have learned a great deal. Today I am working on finishing a springy table runner for mom for Mother's Day.

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I would love your scraps :-) I am hoping to finish a few blocks for the Gypsy Wife QAL, and the rest of my bee blocks. I am also hoping to get my aerial quilt quilted. Of course then I want to sleep in, have a relaxing long breakfast with the fam. and do something with just my son and I :-)

Cailin said...

I'd love the scraps. I love your colors. As a new quilting mom, I'm enjoying the machine quilting post. I wonder if you would ever teach how you pick pattern/colors and do a blog on that (maybe your already have?) This weekend will be in the garden!

mc said...

I am off to my guild meeting. Really looking forward to having a day to myself doing quilty things.

Bettina Sullivan said...

Gardening! Its finally not raining here in Virginia!

Janet M said...

Love everything you do! Company for dinner tonight and more company tomorrow. Life is good.

BTW I need more cool scraps like yours!

snosrap5 said...

Scraps scare me, I'm so new to quilting and I'm having a hard time just throwing fabric together on my own. So this would be a good starting point for me. So I would love some of your scraps!

Miggsie said...

This weekend I'll be watching my son play baseball and finishing up a quilt for a guild challenge. Thanks!

karen berrisford-snow said...

Happy Friday Amanda Jean ! I have only been quilting for 2 years, would love to boost up my scraps :))
Hopefully the wkend will include some sewing and relaxation ( not getting up at 3;30 will be a treat)

Elle C said...

I would love a chance to win your scraps! Thanks for having the giveaway. This weekend I will be working on Birthday gifts for my sister: a paper pieced heart pillow and a tote bag.

Have a good weekend!

Sue Hall said...

Thanks for the chance to play with your scraps, my weekend will be spent at a kids funfair sitting in a giant spinning teacup with our two year old!

Linda B said...

Your new quilt top looks so pretty! Your Sunday Morning Quilts book is my favorite. Anyway, this weekend I'm going to a "sewcial" with my modern quilt guild in Pennington, NJ. A whole day of sewing - can't wait!

bee said...

i'm hoping to get some sewing in this wknd along with getting outside with the nice weather!

Fiona said...

I try to get to the beach most weekends and this one will be no different. I'm at fionashevlin at gmail dot com.

Jenny said...

I'd be so excited to get some of your scraps! I'm going to an LQS's celebration for being published as a Top 10 quilt store in Quilt Sampler magazine, and then later in the day my three boys have a big birthday party to go to. Hope you have a great weekend yourself -- your quilt is looking beautiful.

Daytona Damsel said...

Love to have some scraps. I am drawn to happy colors and beachy prints. This weekend I plan to finish up sewing microwave bowl cozies and hand quilting a UFO table runner. Thanks for the chance at some fabric. I am after all addicted. :}

Leanne said...

You always have the most adorable fabric!!! Celebrating my oldest's 3rd birthday tomorrow!!! Should be fun. :)

Sewing In CT said...

Love scraps! Am going to a quilt show in Somers NY.

kelly o! said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for offering!

My weekend plans are definitely quilty -- a Secret Sew Night tonight with some friends at a lqs, and a guild Sew Day tomorrow! I'll be using up a lot of my own "scraps" and would love an infusion of new scraps!

Anne C said...

Learned this week I will have a grandchild in December. A first grandchild! I need to make a Christmas Quilt!

Suzy Mac said...

I LOVE your candy quilts! I would be afraid to attempt one, so I just wanted to share the love. This weekend I'm braving the weather ti buy bathroom fittings (renovating an apartment) Sunday I might try some painting- but since I'll have a 6-y-o & a dog 'helping' it might not work out so well.
Love yr work
X

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Would LOVE to win some of your scraps and would pay the postage for sure!! I love your quilt top - so happy!! amycav at hotmail dot com

Jules said...

I would love some scraps! We plan on going to a kentucky derby party and the renaissance faire out here in Dallas!

Cat Palmer said...

My fun weekend plans include making my own yogurt at home for the first time. Your scraps would be awesome. thanks

snausages22 said...

Hi there!
I am planning to finish sewing on the LAST row of my King sized hexie quilt that I have been working on(by hand) for the past 1.5 years!!!! It has about 4,000 pieces(1") and is made all from scraps I have received from friends, pen pals and swaps. I love scraps!!!!
I am in Canada and would be happy to pay the difference to mail to me!
Thanks a bunch,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

Lyndsey said...

I would love more scraps! My fun weekend plan is to begin painting a breakfront for my piano room. The weather in CO is going to be gorgeous all weekend!

Marianne said...

I was going to finish up gardening and planting on Saturday but it's raining right now and supposed to continue so I might be forced to sew all weekend! Thanks for the chance!

C. Jaeger said...

We are sprucing up our outdoor playhouse to be an outdoor reading nook for our teenager. I can't wait!

MissesStitches said...

I am spending a wonderful weekend in paradise (northern California coast) where there is wonderful weather, and I will be sewing as much as possible. I love trying to use up scraps, but they don't seem to disappear very fast! (So why am I wanting some of your scraps?!? I'm just that crazy!!)

Jenny said...

Our "fun weekend plans" are going on a fund raising walk along a railway line, through dark dripping tunnels, and over bridges. This is taking place through the Manawatu Gorge, half a world away from you, in New Zealand. It should be fun, as long as those in charge remember to stop the trains for the day!!

And yes, I'd love some scraps too.

Sarah said...

I'd love some of your lovely scraps! This weekend we are having my daughters 11th birthday party. She creatively requested a FRUIT themed party (??) so I uncreatively went to the dollar stuff, saw tiki torches and flamingo decor and declared it a luau! Lucky me, she's thrilled! Then, the very minute the last guest walks out the door, before cleaning up dripping ice cream or clearing the room of wrapping paper or wadded up napkins, I'm going to crawl into bed and take a nap. A loooong nap!

Tubaville said...

My "fun" weekend plans is learning how to use to new food processor I got. I am cutting all the crap out of my diet and eating healthier and, with that, I need to prepare healthier foods and have them ready to eat in the fridge when I have cravings so I don't cheat. I'm sure I'll also be sewing and cross-stitching as well :) Thanks for doing a give-away!

maureen said...

Would love to add some new pretties to my scrap bin. This weekend I'm finishing up a project for school, and taking Dad out for his birthday.

Becky said...

I'd love some new scraps! I'm tired of looking at the same old scraps in my stash!

My weekend - soccer, soccer, soccer!

Kelley said...

It's supposed to be in the upper 90s here this weekend so we likely won't be doing too much of anything other than trying to stay cool. I'm hoping to finish the crib skirt I started and also finish up the painting on the dresser for the nursery...I need to be fast, baby girl is due May 22nd!!

Rori said...

Hello, I will be attending a Jane Eyre book club tea and discussion Sat. morning and then hopefully sewing for the rest of the day. Thanks for the scrap giveaway.

Kris said...

I was just looking through your book thinking I should attempt to cut down on my scrap pile. I hope to get to this soon. Yours looks so fresh and fun.

Kathy said...

I don't have any exciting plans this weekend, but next weekend my niece is getting married, so that's pretty exciting! Would LOVE to win your scraps :o)

Julia Graber said...

A fun weekend? Yes with the Mississippi Quilters Assoc. at their June Gathering in Jackson.

Wonky Patchwork said...

Over in the UK Monday is our May holiday, so we have an extra long weekend. Hoping to fill it with trips to the beach, walking in the woods, ballet lessons, a BBQ and, if I'm lucky, a bit of sewing!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

Housework, grocery shopping, a young friend's Ukrainian dance recital. Hope to squeeze some quilting time! Someone else's scraps are always so much more interesting than your own! Thanks for the chance to win

KWILEY said...

I love your projects - all of them - you have such a bright cheery stash - and am always jealous! I'm going on a NJ Shop Hop with some of my sewing pals! Looking forward to checking out new stores.....and getting quilty inspirations!!!

JanineMarie said...

Love this quilt. Such vibrant scraps! I need to build a scrap stash like that. Weekend plans? Maybe a trip to the city market (opening for the season tomorrow), a little antiquing, and a couple's shower for my son and future daughter-in-law who are getting married in a few weeks. And just maybe there will be a little time on Sunday to baste a quilt. (I enjoy your blog and am so happy you linked me up to Margaret's Hope Chest--I have a lot of connections to GR)

laura black said...

May not believe it but I am going to finish up machine quilting my "Sunday Morning Quilt" that I made when I first bought your book.(the one on the cover). I give away pretty much all my quilts, but this one is mine. I went for a small vacation last weekend to Newport Beach Ca. ( I live in Austin Tx) so a quite weekend at home is good. I would be thrilled with your scraps, you are my favorite quilter!

illquilting said...

Hope I win also, going to a quilt show sponsored by northern lights quilt quild, show is this sat and sun at JFK hs on rte 138, hope to see other quilters who follow this blog, love those big quilts!

Adtski31 said...

Hopefully a little sewing and reading this weekend.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Amanda, as always thank you for hosting the party! I am planning to buy a birthday present for two wonderful people in my life....my Mom and MIL. Have a great weekend. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Kat said...

I usually don't comment on giveaways but there are ladybugs on top of that pile so I can't resist :-). This weekend I will make 7 zippy pouches to give as Mther's Day gifts and shuttle my 2 kids to 5 (FIVE!!!) birthday parties.

Jessica said...

I'm attending a "sewcial" with my guild tomorrow! Thanks for the chance. Your fun sewing is lovely :)

Linda Kay said...

You have awesome scraps - thank you for the chance to win and for all the inspiration you have given me! I plan to quilt a baby quilt for my cousin's first baby and go to the gym with my husband.

Diadem Washburn said...

Colorful scraps would be a change for me since almost all of my scraps have been inherited and now the colors are all muted. This weekend I am celebrating my 30th birthday, I turned 30 on April 30th!

Nelly Kelly said...

Wow, what a fun giveaway! We don't have any huge plans for the weekend, I have to finish clearing out my college-age son's room. I get him back for another summer, which means I'm back to sewing in the dining room. I'll take that trade anyday!

SarahZ said...

How sweet of your to share your beloved scraps!!! The first weekend in May is always happy at our house...Kentucky Derby spoken here :)

jen c said...

I started quilting because I love the scrappy quilts I see...the only trouble is that as a beginner you have a lack of scraps! This would be a real treat. No major plans for the weekend (did not realize it is Friday!).

Julianne said...

Oh how I love all those wonderful bright colors together, gorgeous!

Kim said...

Having friends visit to cheer us up after losing a friend this week to a massive heart attack.
Thanks for the chance to win some of your cheery scraps :0)

Happy Sewing

Mary said...

Other people's scraps are always so much more fun! Love your new quilt.

Brynn said...

Saturday, my husband and my car are going out of town, so my four kids and I are gardening. Or at least that's the ambitious plan. Given that they are 8mos, 3, 5, and 7, it will probably turn into playing in the mud fairly quickly :)

Emily Carnes said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! I would LOVE to play with a bit of your scraps. My email is dubdancer@gmail.com

Thanks for your awesome blog :)

Barbara said...

I would find it so refreshing to use some colors and patterns that are picked out by someone else -- nice way to inject some variety into the stash.

Anita said...

Smiling because I need more scraps like...and I never, never win anything, but still I will tell you that my weekend plans are to enjoy being here on Jekyll Island (a small barrier island off the coast of Georgia) on a small sailboat, where my tub of fabric and sewing machine take up the one extra berth.
Anita
atinlinatskillsincdotbiz

M.W. said...

Going to pink castle fabrics and try to be good. thanks for the chance to win. would love to make a scrap quilt
Shawn

Anne said...

Weekend plans include gardening, resting, sewing, and concert-going.

Lea said...

What a lovely quilt. You have the prettiest scraps and I love scrappy quilts. This weekend I'll be working on a quilt that I'm hand quilting.

Joyful Quilter said...

Yummy scraps! I'm going to Vallejo's first quilt show. Should be fun.

Rachel said...

You can never have too many scraps! But i would be glad to take some off your hands!!! Going to a best friends wedding this weekend and spending time with family :)

Roey Raimon said...

I love looking at all the links and finding new blogs. Yay! I'm tired of my scraps...Tomorrow I will be chasing around with my son doing spring things (finally). Sunday I get to go my local MQG meeting (Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild). Thanks for the chance!

Lynn said...

I'm going to clean my garage. It sounds dull but I love a clean garage. It's a huge mess right now. I'm also going to plant tomatoes. That's fun cause it just may mean summer is on the way.

Roxanne said...

My funnest plan is to do as much of my gardening as I can near my lilac bushes--they smell wonderful right now!

FiestyPixy said...

I'd love to win the scraps! My first large quilt I made was your cand coated quilt in pinks and grays.

Pink and lots of it is a good antidote for what I'll be doing all weekend... Carrying loud, stinky, energetic boys to and from all of their games this weekend. We have three boys and the pace is frenetic at times.

Bit I love the chaos. Especially when I can go hide in my sewing room at night to wind down.

Sara said...

We are heading to Holland, Michigan, to enjoy the tulips tomorrow! Chicago has been suffering from the same rainy dreary weather, so we're hoping the tulips brighten our day!

Julie said...

I love the colors of your quilt, so fun and cheery. We've been having a lot of rain and cheery is just the ticket. Tonight I went to a talent show and my girls sang the song Let It Go from Frozen. Tomorrow and Sunday, lots of relaxing and Church.

Dr. Dolphin said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win some scraps! My plans for the weekend include developing lesson plans for an honors weekend seminar I am teaching at my undergrad university and machine quilting my first quilt.

I love your blog! Thank you for the inspiring patterns. I just ordered your book and can't wait to receive it from amazon.

Nancy James said...

I will be at my sons all week-end lounging by the pool. To win some of your scraps would be the best deal ever.
Nancy

Btrflywmn said...

I would love some scraps ��
I will be cleaning out the kids rooms this weekend

Sarah said...

My oldest daughter turned 9 today, so we are having a treasure hunt birthday party for her tomorrow! Thanks for the giveaway; I love your blog and have been reading it for a few months now. :) sarah@forrussia.org

Brenda said...

I would SO love to win your scraps---I think scraps are like Chinese food. No matter what you have in front of you, everyone else's looks so much better. (Plus I want to make a new knitting bag.) I have to work Saturday, and then I hope to get the grass cut when I come home. It is supposed to be dreary and rainy here Sunday, so I will probably go to my parents' house for dinner and watch old black & white movies. iabrenda0312@aolDOTcom.

Kristy said...

Scraps are always fun! We have baseball, friends and hopefully some family time planned. I am hopeful to get my little initial mats done. They are all ready for quilting. I have 10 left to quilt. So hopefully they will go quick!. I love Finish it up Friday by the way. Look forward to it every week! So glad you are back online. You always inspire me to go use my stash and make some scrappy quilts! Thanks- K-

Barbara Hill said...

I just cut up a phone book at bee today wanting to start my string quilt. Would love some of your scraps to add to mine!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Saturday morning I get to spend at a Special Olympics track meet watching my son and his friends compete. Great, except for cold, windy North Dakota weather. Then we need to clean out our garage and shed because it's clean up week, not fun. For the rest of the weekend, I hope to finish sewing my Layer Cake Sampler Quilt along top, just have sashing strips left. Yeah! Then I need to clean my craft room.

Jeneta said...

What? Too many scraps? I don't believe it! I'm about to clean out the chicken coop and tackle a few gardening jobs, but that's not really fun. Tonight when the kids are tucked up in bed I'm going to try Heidi at Fabric Mutt's newest tutorial. I also want to make a candy coated quilt top now - thanks for that!! I think I will love your book forever. It really is fantastic!

Jana Machado said...

Love love scraps!!! But, this weekend I'm gonna celebrate my newborn just 7 days old. Quilting has to wait a little bit. Just a little bit ;-)

Sunanda said...

I think I may take the girls to see a giant puppet version of the Jungle Book on Saturday and on Sunday we have our weekly inter generational game of kickball and picnicking at a local park/playground. And of course work some more on my William Morris QST quilt. Been collecting William Morris fabrics for ten years and finally decided to cut into them.

Patti Hanson said...

Plans for the weekend are to head to my parents cottage and get it ready for the invasion of kids and grand kids arriving on the long weekend coming up in the near future.

Marcia Haggerty said...

Would love some of your scraps down here in little 'ol New Zealand! So far, have had a busy weekend. Visited a friend and her gorgeous newborn, attended a baby shower, where my gift of a patchwork crib quilt was a huge hit (only my 4th ever quilt so far), and finished the day off with a visit to my cousins and her two wee girls. My 17mth old son had a ball too :)

Hayley Stephens said...

Too many scraps! Never! :) it's dark and dreary here too. No fun at all. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

Dorris Dale said...

I'm always up for some scraps. I am working on my third string quilt at this time. Love the colors in yours.

kt said...

Fun weekend plans?? I guess grocery shopping and taking my son to his SAT test aren't really fun.....and I'm not sure that running a half marathon is going to be too much fun either, but that's what's on tap for me this weekend.

Lee Schon said...

I could use some new scraps. This weekend spending time cleaning up the sewing room so there is more room for sewing.

Anne said...

I'll be spending the weekend with my MIL who is staying with us for a few days; no specific plans except for eating delicious seafood!
(majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

Beth Sellers said...

My weekend started Wednesday when I came to visit my sister and we've spent our time sewing and visiting quilt shops. I'm new to quilting and just bought a new (used) machine and would love some scraps to use! Thanks for the chance!,

JanetD said...

Today we are going to Texas A&M to see our youngest who is a junior in the Aggie Band get to wear his senior boots for the first time at Final Review. Then I hope to have time to finish a casserole carrier (finally)

Judi said...

I am learning to ride a motorcycle, at 61 years of age...so that is my plan for the weekend. Practice, practice, practice! My husband just bought me a brand new Honda CTX700...and I love it! Now I have something else, along with my quilting, to keep me busy and learning...I am still new at quilting and...by the way....love your blog. Thanks for all you share with us; I have learned so much from you.
Judi from Canada. mjsplint3@execulink.com

Dee said...

I'm spending the weekend at the Northern Star Quilt show in Westchester county NY. ...and guess what? I won a Second Place Ribbon!!! Yea Me!!!

Deborah DeBerry said...

This weekend I am driving with my husband to Quincy/Barry, Il for the revolver nationals. Driving up there Saturday from Ms., he's shooting Sunday and we head for home on Monday. Taking binding projects with me. I would love to play with your scraps, I will dream of it this weekend. Oh the fun, I will have. poladydwd at yahoo dot com

S Staum said...

I'll be celebrating my husband's 62nd birthday with our grandson Henry and his parents in Duluth. He has the same birthday as your daughter. Then I get to sew on Sunday!!! Finally!! I'm loving my orange slab so need to continue with that.

Patti said...

I have a few swap items to whip up this weekend, as well as some teacher's gifts. I hear my machine calling my name!

martha said...

I will be sewing and running errands. I have this weekend off of work!

Jessica Reno said...

Working on a quilt fort daughter's boyfriend who is graduating from college next weekend...then sleeping!

Kathleen said...

Love your blog, and I would love to play with your scraps!! This weekend my family and I are participating in a 5K fun run/walk for my daughters school. and a baby shower to go to (which I made a baby quilt for)!

Lori said...

Love your quilt--great colors! My plans for the weekend include spending all day today sewing foundation pieced string blocks with my "quilting posse". Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Linda said...

Love scraps! No quilting on the calendar this weekend. The garden calls as does the local zoo. I am a docent and will be spending some time interacting with visitors coming to see the animals. Maybe a little bit of knitting in front of th TV at the end of the day. Time to hit the weedy garden beds. Have a great weekend everyone!

Jennifer said...

oh, what a fun little bundle of scraps! this weekend i'll be cleaning the house, and probably planting potatoes, too. tomorrow afternoon is my girls' piano recital, so I guess we'll relax then!

elively said...

I'd love to win your scraps! Your quilts are always so bright and happy!

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