Friday, April 28, 2017

friday mash up

Hello, hello! Today's post is going to be a mash up of finish it up Friday AND day 5 of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour. I hope that you were able to finish more than I managed to this week!

My friend, Erin, of Why Not Sew, is the featured stop on the blog tour today. If you aren't familiar with Erin, you really need to go check out her work. She makes beautiful things and she is as sweet as can be! She is sharing the ADORABLE pillow inspired by the mini nines quilt. I hope you go check it out here and enter her giveaway. Thanks so much for following along with the celebration of the book release. I sure appreciate it!
For finish it up Friday today, I had the grandiose idea that I would make a whole passel of mini nine pincushions. Like, 9 of them. (Are you laughing yet?) Late last night, reality set in, as it always does, and I only got the centers pieced. Those blocks are 2", unfinished. Eventually, they will grow up to be finished pincushions....at least that's the hope. :) Although, if I could figure out a way to piece them into a circle, that would be pretty cute, too!
I did finish one lonely little pincushion and I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway to wrap up the week, since this is a celebration, after all. I will be giving away this pincushion....
....and a bundle of scraps, tailored to your tastes. (That is, within reason and within the constraints of my scrap stash.) If you'd like to win a scrap bundle and the pincushion, please leave a comment in this post. In your post, I'd love to hear about your plans for the weekend. (We will be celebrating my baby girl turning 11! Sniff, sniff!) The giveaway for the scraps and pincushion is for US residents only. However, if you are a resident outside of the US, you are eligible to win a digital copy of my book. I will pick a winner for each, so in your comment, if you could please include if you live in or outside the US, that would be most helpful. Thank you!

edited to add: the giveaway is now closed. thanks to all who entered! the winners are posted here.

If you have a finish to share this week, it's time to link up! Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

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Nancy said...

Its raining cats and dogs here so i am holed up catching up on facebook and instagram and emails and ordering half a hog and doing laundry and......
USA

Diannia said...

Well since our forecast has been for constant rain Thursday through Sunday, I am planning on cleaning up the sewing room and kitting up some projects to work on.

Diannia

Kathy E. said...

This weekend, I need to work on a bib order for a friend. Also, another friend asked for a ribbon with her grandbaby's name embroidered on it. I now just need to find the time!

Unknown said...

Celebrating my 50th birthday

Carol W said...

My weekend involves a long drive and Sunday at home with my husband.

WY quilts said...

I'm working on a 9 block quilt challenge, because I'm three blocks behind. Also watching the 8 inches of snow melt that arrived here yesterday. And creating a signature block to honor a friend who won an award. Haven't touched my scraps today though. Thanks for asking about my weekend!

Quilt Lady said...

In the U S. Saturday soccer game and auction. Sunday Alice and Wonderland musical play.
Hope your weekend is as fun as mine.

Steph said...

I'm loving the blog tour!
This weekend's task has been to deal with all my scraps. I've been busy cutting them into 5" & 2.5" squares and 2.5" jelly rolls. It's been really time consuming but it's great to see all this fabric becoming useable again!
I'm in the UK :)

ruthsplace said...

The pincushion is adorable. I'm outside of the USA, I live in Papua New Guinea. Plans for this weekend included taking the daughter to a play date, lunch date with husband and some English Paper Piecing.

kt said...

Cute pincushion! My plans are to go to my mom's--she just had surgery and is not mobile yet, so I'll do whatever she needs done and hang out with her for a few hours.

Liz Rehrauer said...

I planned to baste and quilt a lap quilt for a friend. Basting went well, but my sewing machine is being finicky and I will have to take it in for a tune up before I can proceed. I think I'll start reading a new book.

Alice Veenema said...

I love your work! Your sense of design and colour is so playful! This weekend, I am doing a bit more housework than usual, a bit of yard work, and getting a start on two baby quilts. A niece is expecting a baby boy, and a student is having a baby this summer. I teach high school math to adults, so every year a few of our students have babies. I started quilting 2 years ago, so now every new mother or father gets a baby quilt. So much fun!

RaeLynn said...

I'm planning to work on a quilt for my bed that I've been sewing since November! But in reality I'll spend most of the weekend keeping my two toddlers busy. In the US.

Lori Nicholas said...

Loving the blog tour of your new book!! I definitely need a copy on my bookshelf or e-reader soon. One week of the year I live in the best place in the world, and this was the week!!! Took some time off work to enjoy the Paducah (Kentucky, USA) AQS QuiltWeek. After much time on my feet immersed in quilting overload, I'm sitting and sifting through my purchases and dreaming of future projects before going into the office to do a bit of catch-up in anticipation of a hectic Monday.

Lori Hamby said...

I love your blog and lovely quilts and pincushions. No sewing for me this weekend as I am preparing to visit my first grandbaby soon. I made a darling quilt for him that I am excited to give to him.

Quilter said...


Love all your wonderful quilts and especially those cute cute
pincushions.. Scraps are the best - enjoy using them more than
fabric on the shelf sometimes.. You sure make good use of yours
and Thank You for all the great ideas you share with ways to
use them.. Hope to get some sewy time in...
MaryLou

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

I had been camping, but my weekend was cut short due to getting sick. So couch time and movies while resting for me. :P

pingraham said...

I am loving your book! Thanks for all you do to inspire us! This weekend though, I'm here in Ohio, working on a pillow, and practicing stitches on my new sewing machine! I still love my 44 year old Bernina, so mostly using it on projects. Thanks for the give away! Oh, to have one of your scrappy pincushions!!!

dian said...

Here in cold country like you, I'll try to stay warm indoors instead of working in my vegetable garden and flower beds-all put on hold by 2" of snow on Thursday. I'm also repairing a child's favorite quilt that has one log cabin strip in each block that has unraveled. Lesson learned to use quality scraps too. Love all your work and books.

Patty D from NC said...

Love your mini 9 patches. Plans for this weekend include cleaning and some block piecing!

Esther Dunn said...

Congratulation on your new book!! This weekend I am working on a Scrap Quilt (of course!). I live in Victoria, BC, Canada and would very much enjoy that digital book to tame the mountain of scraps I have in my sewing room!

g.dunn@shaw.ca

quiltzyx said...

As usual, I'm working this weekend. I am going to attempt to do a drawing of an Australian bird, the Galah, for the Love Notes postcard exchange. Cross your fingers for me!

Love all of your scrappy projects and would enjoy the pin cushion & scraps too.

OXO

Michelle O. said...

This weekend I am babysitting my cousin's two children while she is away in the Bahamas with her husband. I have four children of my own (and my husband is away - he's military) so it's been a busy weekend for me - lol! But my cousin will look after my kids in November so my husband and I can go away for the weekend - best barter ever! I even managed to do a bit of quilting at night (I'm currently working on 12.5" squares for charity that are due 30 May) :)

I live in Canada - thanks for the chance to win!
tunyosmond at yahoo dot ca

dispack said...

Oh my goodness! I would love the win the pincushion and scraps! :) from your hands to mine! yes sire!
Idaho. Thanks for the chance and for all your blood sweat and tears, to make this beautiful life even more so.... :)

Quilt Knightly said...

Canadian here. Would love you book! Fighting extreme fatigue here so only the minimums got done.

Barb Tazelaar said...

I really enjoyed your blog tour this week. I've been working on quilts for our church this weekend.

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

claudey said...

Well, the weekend's nearly over, but we had fun with a confirmation celebration party last night for my daughter, husband and myself! I'm still tired from the prep work for it, so we'll be heading out to dinner tonight. :)
Thanks for having the giveaway! I'm in the US.

Stephanie said...

I live in the US and my weekend plans included my oldest daughters piano recital.

Christine S said...

Cleaning and supervising carpet installation was my weekend :) Loving the blog tour!

Simply, Sarah said...

I finished 2 cousin quilts!!

goldnplum at (gmail) dot com

Sarah said...

What lovely little blocks! sarah@forrussia.org

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

We had a sunny weekend so I spent it outside prepping gardens. Now that it is back to the usual Oregon rain, sewing some scraps is in order!

Stitch This said...

I worked all weekend. But it was great. Wish I'd been sewing my scraps together though.

Nicole Beauchamp said...

Hi Amanda-Jean, I'm in Australia and I'm sure your competition is over already but I still wanted to comment on your oh so cute nine patch blocks. Are you familiar with the "rolling Stone block"? I am sure with your creative flair you could come up with a pattern similar to this that would set those gorgeous little units into one biggish small circle type block. Congratulations on the new book.

Gill said...

I'm working in the garden and hoping for some rain!!
I'm in the UK

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