Tuesday, February 15, 2011

After work play time...and a giveaway.

I got home from work, and actually had a little spunk left! So, I made a few tiny stars. These are 4 inch finished, and the scraps are from my 1.5 inch bin and my 2.5 inch bin. I love using scraps like these...this is just great fun to me! A plan? I really don't have one right this second for these blocks!! Remember...any threads you see must be because your glasses are dirty, or that you have not had enough coffee...I of course would NEVER leave threads like that...........SNORT!!
Are you a Thimbleberries girl? I recently acquired this book...it is a really fun book...would you like to have it? Just leave me a comment and I will draw for it on Saturday, 2-19-11.
This one too!! These books are kind of polar opposites...just let me know which one you would like, and I will put you in the drawing.


Have a great week, everyone!!

Julie

119 comments:

JulieF1962 said...

Oh my! Yes, I would love to have the Thimbleberries book! I was just looking at them on ebay!

Barb said...

Oh my gosh....I love love love..did I say love Thimbleberries....yes sireeeee....thanks for this opportunity!!

Mom Quilter said...

I love your blog, the quilt on your header, your churn dash quilt, and on and on. Great quilts! Jo Anna

Oh yes, Thimbleberries is my fav!

Darlene said...

I love your little bitty stars - very sweet. How do you get so much accomplished, Julie??? You are a real inspiration. :-)

Awesome giveaway - I'd enjoy winning Material Obsession 2. Thanks for the opportunity.

Danielle said...

Material Obsession 2? Yes please! LOL Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Terry said...

I would love, love, LOVE, to win your Material Obsession 2 book!! I have your blog marked as one of my "favorites".

Annette said...

Your star blocks are cute! What an awesome giveaway. Material Obsessions would be my choice. Like I said, just awesome!

regan said...

I would love to win the Material Obsession 2 book. And your star blocks are so darned cute! Love 'em!

Lisa said...

Ooh, I ♥ the little stars and the fact there is not currently a plan for them. Making them to create and enjoy the process. Yes! Regarding the giveaway: what a kind gesture to have not only one giveaway ~ but a choice between two great books. Wow. I would like a chance at MO2. ~~Lisa

Kathy said...

I would love to win The Material Obsession 2 book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing for the Material Obsession 2 book. Thanks for the chance!

valekort at yahoo dot com

Martina said...

What a lovely give away. The books look great. As I already do have Material obsession (and so love it) I would love to win the one from thimbleberries. Thanks so much!

Béa said...

I'd enjoy winning Material Obsession 2. Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for offering...I would love the Thimbleberries book!

Karen
Boogabearw@cox.net

Anne Heidi said...

Your star blocks are just so cute! And both books look really good- I have to say the Thimbleberries might be my favorite though....
It will be fun to see what you do with those star blocks.

Laurie in Maine said...

Material Obsession - I'm seeing the alternating blocks with chains a lot lately and like the look.

Elyte said...

Thanks Julie, Material Obsession would be my choice.

Angelika said...

Hi Juli, I love your blog and I would like to win 'Material Obesession'.... I made the quilt you show in your header, but it isn't quiltet yet..
My DH is quilting and almost the half quilt is done :))) Greetings from Germany, Angelika

Diane N said...

Your star blocks are cute! Both books look great. If I have to choose...I pick the Thimbleberries book! Thanks for the chance!

WilmaNC1 said...

I like the Material Obsessions. Fun!!

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, you are amazing with the amount of piecing you achieve....hmmm I can spot a thimbleberries fabric a mile away...would love a chance for the book....take care and hugs lyn

Tudy said...

I would love to win You're Invited.
Love the little blocks too.

Jane said...

My preference would be Material Obsession. You are so sweet to do this!

Vivian said...

If you are willing to part with your Material Obsessions 2 book, I am willing to try to take it off your hands!

Thank you for the chance at winning such a generous prize!

Jill said...

Those stars are wonderful, who can resist a star block? I also love what you have done with the 9-patches. I still have yet use mine.
Thanks for the chance to win....I would choose the MO2 book.

Vicki said...

Oh, Julie, I would love the Material Obsession 2 book! I have their fist book, and know the second will be just as amazing. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it!

JoyceT said...

I would really love "Material Obsession 2" or the Thimbleberries book! I know you could help me with this1

Linda in NC said...

I'd love to be entered for the Material Obsessions 2 book! Thanks!

And I've got to tell you, I love, love the plaid quilt on your header. I have a short stack of plaids that never quite find a home in any of my projects, but your quilt is inspiring me to make them their own home.

luv2quilt2 said...

I'm sure that both books havea lot to inspire, but I'm more a Thimbleberries type. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Emillie Rose said...

I would love to have either one, but preference is Trhimbleberries! Thanks for the opportunity!
hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

Love the stars that you are working on. Very nice...

psst... I love Thimbleberries.

Cindy said...

Love those stars! Since I have a material obsession I think that book is probably right up my alley. Thanks for the giveaway!

JayTee said...

I would love You're Invited...thanks

ritad said...

Late to the party again, I just last week got Material Obsession and love it.. I would so love Material Obsession 2.
Thanks!

Stray Stitches said...

I would like to have the Thimbleberries book! Your little stars are wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway

Quilter Kathy said...

I would love the Material Obsession book! Glad to hear you have some energy after work...you must be feeling a little better!

quiltingnana said...

stars are one of my favorite blocks and yours look great...as for the book, they both look great but if I have to choose, it would be the first one

quiltingnana said...

stars are one of my favorite blocks and yours look great...as for the book, they both look great but if I have to choose, it would be the first one

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I love your little star blocks! Adorable. And....I didn't notice any threads....

Barbara said...

Yes...I love Thimbleberries and Would love to be entered into the drawing to win it! Your star blocks are so cute and a great way to use up those tiny pieces.

Lori said...

What a fun way to use your scraps! Who needs a plan all the time?!

I'd love to win the Material Obsessions book. I'm fascinated with her work!

Robert said...

You have inspired me to do a Pineapple Flower quilt - all homespun type fabrics (just need to do the borders). Will have it done this weekend at our Guild's retreat. Enjoy reading your blogs. Would love to take either book off your hands. Robert, in northern Iowa.

Miriam said...

I am a scrappy quilter also and love to check out your blog often. I have one Material Obsession book and would LOVE the Material Obsession book 2! Miriam

Sharon said...

Cute little blocks...isn't it great to just play? I am a Thimbleberries girl!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow love your stars. I'd love to have either quilting book. I love Thimbleberries, but I love Sarah's work too ;-)

Lisa (Michael too in photo ;O) said...

The "You're Invited" looks adorable! I'd luv to win it!

Betty said...

The Thimbleberries book would be my choice if I would be the lucky winner. THanks

paulette said...

Surprise me!! Doesn't matter..love them both!! I would be thrilled to win either book!! Thanks so much for the give away and a chance to win!
Paulette

Debi said...

Very cute stars, I love how tiny they are. Please don't put me in the drawing, but I love your blocks.

Patty E said...

I enjoy your blog, especially the nursing stories (I'm a nurse too). I'd like the Material Obsession book if I win. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary said...

Thank you so much! Material Obsession please!!

~Joan said...

What strings? Hee hee...

I'd love the book. You already have my address ;)

Wendy said...

I've been working on some 4" blocks too. The Material Obsession book looks intriguing.

James-Linda said...

THANKS JULIE!
LOVE YOUR BLOG+QUILTING!
I'D LOVE THE THIMBLEBERRIES BOOK!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Sharon said...

I would love the Thimbleberries book for my friend, she is crazy about all things TB. Hey, what about putting your 9 patch churn dashes on point? I love the look of C.Dash on point.

Stina said...

Love those small stars... Very fun to make...:0)
Love the Material Obsession book... Thought I had bought it by now... But not ...;0) so I can hope to win it...:0)

Teri said...

I would like either book, but I have been drawn lately to the modern quilts. Love to look at your blog and follow your happenings.

Heather F. said...

Material obsession here. Thanks for the giveaway!

free indeed said...

Material obsessions. I really like your banner quilt too...all those plaids playing so beautifully together...great job.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Your tiny stars are adorable! I love both books, so throw me in either hat. :-) Thanks for the fun!

SewWhatsNew said...

I am a fan of Material Obsession. I would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance. Love your blocks and the strings.:-)

Donna K. from N. TX said...

Material Obsessions would be my choice. I'm enjoying reading your blog and seeing your quilt projects.

Denise in PA said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd love to have the Thimbleberries book!

Heartsdesire said...

I would love to have the Thimbleberries book. I love the way she puts her patterns and fabric together.
Your stars are so cute. It's one of my favourite ways to use up my scraps. Sometimes you don't need a plan, just a little something to have fun with.

Quilt Hollow said...

I love mini star blocks..always have!
The TB book is the one I hope my name is in for (please)...nearly bought it a few years back and I think got sidetracked with fabri and ran out of loot! LOL

Shannon said...

I would love to win the Materials Obsession 2 Book.nthank you for the give away!

Trisha said...

Material Obsession 2! I am drooling!

McIrish Annie said...

wow you are popular!! would love to win the material obsessions. I am obsessed with material!

Karen said...

The stars look great, and I'd love to have Material Obsession 2 - thanks!

Cristina said...

Winning Material Obsession II, would make me happier than you can imagine. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

Floss said...

Love the stars, I'm sure they will find a good home, with a quilt that is perfect for them.
Please include me in your draw.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I would like my after work play time to include the Material Obsession 2book. Your small stars are outstanding!

sue said...

I'd love to win Material Obsessions. I've been following your blog for quite a while, but have never really commented. I check it every night and enjoy following along. Many thanks

Lee said...

Love the star blocks! Thanks for the giveaway. I would choose first the Thimbleberries! thanks!
butler83ataoldotcom

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie

I love your little stars and can't wait to see them in a quilt. Please put my name in the draw for the Material Obession2 book.
Thanks Crystal
cjkarley@rogers.com

Pat said...

LOVE your little stars. Since I have so many books (and patterns) that have never been used, I'd have no business trying to acquire another book, so I'll keep my name out of this one....even though I'd love another book....LOL

WoolenSails said...

That is a tough one, I like them both, lol.
I love the photo on the cover with the mittens, that looks like a fun quilt to do. So, whatever I can win is fine with me.

Debbie

AnnieO said...

Thimbleberries, please! Your stars are sweet!

Since I started using a leader/ender scrap I no longer have long tails to cut off. Yay!

Becky said...

So glad to hear you are having some sewing time. Great job using your strips. Look forward to seeing this project develop. I'd love to win the Material Obsession 2 book. I'm trying to stretch my creative thoughts. Hoping to inspire my quilting projects!

Take care!

joycem said...

Great giveaway. Hard choice -- but I'd love the Thimbleberries book.

Katie said...

I would love the Thimbleberries book! Thanks for sharing!

Helle said...

Material Obsession 2 would be my 1st choice. Thanks for the chance.

Mommarock said...

I think I'm a Thimbleberries girl.. although I did drool a little when I saw Material Obsessions 2.. LOL.. what can you do?

Rosie said...

Thimbleberries would by my first choice. Thanks for your generosity!

Sallie said...

Love your blocks. I would like Material Obsession 2, but either would be nice. Thanks for the chance!

Paula said...

OM!! Material obsession for sure!
It's been on my "need" list since released.
Tks fr sharing this wonderful books with us! xoxo

Deb said...

Material Obsession...I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance. I found out about your blog via Stray Stitches.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Both books would be a nice addition to any quilter's library. If I had to chose - Material Obsession's

Kathy H said...

Both those books look great. I would like the thimbleberries book and make those mittens. I am hoping snow is done but the mittens are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

jennifer said...

Thimbleberries would be my choice . Thanks

House of Mouse said...

The stars are wonderful....someday I may make some! LOL I would love to have the Thimbleberries book....looks like it has some cool stuff in it. thanks for the opportunity to win it.

My best,


Anett

Pamela said...

Put me in the Thimbleberries book drawing. Looks inviting!!thanks for the giveaway.

robin said...

I LOVE Thimbleberries. :)

Mimi said...

Both books look awesome!! i would choost the one called "You're Invited" it looks like it has projects that I would be inclined to make. Thanks for the chance!!

Welcome dear friends! said...

That a great giveaway!
I think I will say:
Material Obsession'
Thanks,
Kay

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hmmmmm.....Material Obsession 2 looks very interesting....since I am Obessed!

Alina said...

Thanks for sharing. And yes, I love to have the Thimbleberries book too. Thanks for the chance.

Bonnie said...

Your blocks are so cute! I certainly get a lot of inspiration from your blog - thanks for sharing! How to make a choice???? I would love the Material Obsession 2 book. Both look awesome.

Anita said...

My eyes are fine, I didn't see any strings. :-) Thank you for a lovely give away, I'd love it if I won Material Obsession 2.

Nicky said...

I am ill, I am sick, I am materially obsessive so that's the one for me....pretty please. And thank you for the give away...

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love Thimbleberries so the book would be a great addition.

Winona said...

I love love Thimbleberrie! I have made many of Lynette Jensen's projects.

Rosa said...

Beautiful stars blocks.
Material Obssesion2,please.
Thanks for the chance.

Michele Hester said...

Material obsession please!

Deanna said...

The Material Obsession book looks inviting. At least I would love looking at the pictures. And probably find myself sucked into a new project.

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

I'm here just to say,"Hi! Ms Julie!" I thought I'd browse those luscious quilts of yours!!!

MoeWest said...

I'd love to win Material Obsession 2. Thanks for the chance.

Liz said...

Wow, that Material Obsession book looks amazing--I'd love to win it!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

quiltma said...

Both books look great but I must say I've had "You're Invited" on my wish list for quite a while.
I also love your blocks.

gill said...

I would love the Material Obsessions book please!!

Lorelei said...

Either one of those books would be great but I do have to say that the thimbleberries would be my first choice!

Jan said...

Your stars are delightful! How nice to come home from work and feel like piecing them!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi -great giveaway. Both books are fab, I would be happy to have either of them. :)
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your little stars are adorable! I'd throw my name in for the Materal Obsessions book.

Marcia Burt said...

Your stars are darling...and little! Love your 9 Patch framed by a Churn Dash! Hmmm- both are terrific, but if I had to pick one: the Thimbleberries book! Thanks for offering a give-away! How kind!

Inger said...

I have recently been sewing the same stars too, I like star patterns...and I love thimbleberries books!
Inger

caleb said...

I would prefer the Thimbleberries book the most, I think.

Thank you for the chance.

Lucy (in IN)

Kari Roberts said...

Yes, I would love to have the Thinbleberries book! Love the quilt at the top of your page.

PolkaDotClassic said...

I would love to be the winner :)