Give Away!!



Time to celebrate blogging 1,000 times in 4 years.  Now keep in mind I am not a sponsored blog – what I give away is strictly from me, from my stash of fabric and patterns.  I have been collecting patterns for such a long time that after awhile I do know if I really do not ever think I will ever make a quilt from one.

So I have chosen 2 patterns from my stash – I bought both of these about 4 years or so ago and have never used.

Also last year I ordered a layer cake of Christmas fabric from Connecting Threads thinking I would have more red and green solids to use in my applique but ended up with a lot of prints that I don’t care for – I do not like Christmas prints all that much – but what I don’t care for others love!!  I am more of a solids or mostly solid kind of person Smile

So if you want to try to win these 2 patterns and 15 – 10 inch Christmas prints please enter my give away.



For one chance leave me a comment telling me what country or state you live in – just my curiosity at work wondering where my readers are from Smile

For a second chance leave another comment telling me that you have blogged about the give away.

This is an open give away – I don’t mind mailing out of the United States seeing as I do not do it often.

The give away closes one week from today on Saturday morning when I wake up the 28th of May

(You must have a way for me to contact you! I have to have a valid e mail address from you – you must fill in your e mail address when you leave a comment – this is something only I see – it is not there for everyone to see unless you put the address in the comment itself.  I see this happen on so many blogs when someone wins and they have no way to contact someone and the prize has to go to someone else)

(I am compensated for any purchases made through my links.)

84 comments… add one
  • Allison Gougeon May 21, 2011

    Wonderful treasures! Count me in!

  • Sandy May 21, 2011

    Hi Karen…I am from New Jersey. I enjoy reading your blog every day. I do not have my own blog, so I don’t know if that eliminates me from trying to win your give-away, but I thought I’d give it a try anyway. I am amazed at how fast you can piece a quilt together by hand. I have tried hand-piecing but just can’t keep a straight line going.

  • Mary Lou May 21, 2011

    Love that applique pattern!! 🙂 And congratulations on 1000 posts! I can’t imagine (I don’t think I’ve reached 100 yet! :-P)!! I understand about fabric preferences…and solid or print, you produce beautiful work!
    Mary Lou
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  • Oddbjørg Pedersen May 21, 2011

    1000 posts are quite a number!
    I’m from Norway – living in the northern part of the country. I enjoy reading your blog and see all the beautiful quilts you make.
    Thanks for giving me a chance to win!
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  • debgins May 21, 2011

    Many congrats on your 1000th post! I enjoy reading your blog and love to see your many projects – you inspire me! A scrap Christmas quilt is on my wish list – those Christmas fabrics would play nicely with my Christmas stash! Thanks for the giveaway! From Ohio

  • Alberta Price May 21, 2011

    I am from Martin, Georgia (USA) and I dont blog. I love your blog and check it every day. As far as your “going in circles” quilt is concerned… I still love it and you have inspired me to make my own circles quilt although the latest title has been suggested as “Going in Circles” since I have figured out that I will need over 1100 circles appliqued… which will include a double row of circles all around the quilt. I figured I will need 192 blocks (6″) and I have 6 done… onward and onward… I bought one box of the moda sampler and will need at least one more but I really like how it is going… thanks for your ideas…and I love your patchwork sampler quilt that you are now doing…maybe I will do one some day but now I shall concentrate on the ones I am working on and my circles.

  • Joyce May 21, 2011

    Congratulations on your blogversary! 🙂 I enjoy your blog and have you in my Google Reader to keep up. I’m from a farm in NW Illinois. I quilt; he farms. 🙂

    Love your prize pkg!
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  • Mary L May 21, 2011

    Congratulations again, Karen. You already know I live up the road from you in Kansas. And I’m headed to my blog right now to post about your giveaway. Would love those patterns! (Like I need another project! LOL)

  • Barbara May 21, 2011

    I saw your wonderful giveaway on Mary’ blog….this is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  • Barbara May 21, 2011

    I blogged, it is on my left sidebar! Thanks again.
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  • Lynette May 21, 2011

    Hi There. 🙂 I came from Geta’s blog. I live in FLorida.
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  • Judi May 21, 2011

    Love your patterns and fabric! I’ve enjoyed following your blog. I’m from Pinedale, Wyoming
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  • Brooxie May 21, 2011

    I love your blog. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I live in St. Marys, GA near the Florida line.

  • Sherri I May 21, 2011

    I mostly visit your blog from Kansas. I enjoy your blog and would especially love to try the “Dance of the Dragonflies” pattern. Thanks for sharing. You have great stuff!

  • Mary L May 21, 2011

    Once more

  • Shelley C May 21, 2011

    I’d love some Christmas layer cake squares…just saw a video on Missouri STar using one…these would make a nice Christmas quilt for when my son and his family of 5 children come to cuddle this Christmas! Love the patterns too!

  • Lena Karen May 21, 2011

    Hi, please count me inn. I woud love to win fabrics from the layer cake squares. Hugs Lena
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  • Congratulations on 1000! What a wonderful milestone! The drangonfly pattern looks very intriguing to me as I just saw one the other day, over here in WA. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!
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  • Elizabeth McDonald May 21, 2011

    CONGRATS on 1000 posts! I live in northern Florida, and am a big fan of Connecting Threads fabrics.

  • Mimi May 21, 2011

    Wow! 1000 posts that is awesome – congratulations!!!
    I live in Ontario, Canada… in a small, remote community north of the mighty Lake Superior! Yah!

  • Jocelyn May 21, 2011

    Congratulations on 1000 posts! I’m a Florida girl 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  • Vivian May 21, 2011

    I think you chose this giveaway just for me. It has all the things I love. I love to machine applique. I can see the “Dance of the Dragonflies” quilt in those colors hanging on my brown wall in the living room. And you know me–I am all about Christmas and Christmas fabrics.

    Just up the road from you in Arkansas.
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  • Tim Latimer May 21, 2011

    I have enjoyed reading your blog! 100 posts is quite an accomplishment (to say nothing of all the quilting that went into the blog!!)
    I live in Lansing MI.
    Best Wishes
    looking forward to another 1000 posts
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  • Suze May 21, 2011

    congratulations on 1000 posts..I am from So Cal…I really like reading your blog!

  • Kathy May 21, 2011

    I am from Oregon.
    I found your blog via Judy L’s Patchwork Times.

  • Linda v May 21, 2011

    Hi! On vacation and posting from
    our vacation in Arizona on my iPhone! 😉
    I live in sunny southern California.
    Love your blog and even though I
    Just found it, I have read every post!
    You are so inspiring!! Thanks for the

  • Bonnie May 21, 2011

    Hi Karen, I read your blog nearly every day from Mn. I enjoy the fact that you do a lot of hand quilting. I just finished quilting a Whole Cloth quilt, my own design. I also love Christmas prints. thanks for the give away.

  • Oline May 22, 2011

    Congratulations from Norway! I live in western Norway, with the famous fjords around me! And with my american son in law in a house next to my house! He is from Virginia, but he is not interested in quilting:(. But he use to buy me some quilting magazines when he is over there! I enjoy to see all your works, and visit your blog very often!

  • Cristina May 22, 2011

    Hi Karen, I don’t remember when (may be two months ago) and the way I find your blog but now, almost every day, I read your posts. I’ve never written a comment to you but this is a special event, your 1000 posts and your giveaway. I live in Italy, Milan and last post in my blog is
    I’m certainly going on reading your news with a great pleasure.
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  • Trina May 22, 2011

    I am from Virginia. After 19 moves, and possibly one more to go. We are sort of settled.

  • Helle May 22, 2011

    Congratulations on your 1000th post!! Lovely giveaway! Enjoy reading your blog, so please keep going, I am from Oslo, Norway, married to my DH from Austria and presently living in Seoul, South-Korea. Thanks for the chance,

  • Deb G. in VA May 22, 2011

    Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog. I live in Virginia and follow you in Google reader. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  • Anya May 22, 2011

    Congratulations! I’m from north-central PA…Thanks for the chance for the great giveaway!
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  • Barbara May 22, 2011

    many heart-felt congrats on a wonderful blog. Thanks for taking the time to give us all those wonderful tuts – those are greatly appreciated

    Barbara in South Carolina

  • Doina May 22, 2011

    Great giveaway! Please count me in! I am from Romania, where quilting is very little known.
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  • Vivian May 22, 2011

    Hi Karen, just wanted to let you know I blogged about your giveaway. Have a great day!
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  • Gwynette in NW Arkansas May 22, 2011

    Karen, I’ve enjoyed catching up on your blog since I got back from Montana… gorgeous mountains, lots of wild life and a quilt shop to visit, too!!

    1000 blog posts and all I have is a blog name…. LOL!!! I’ve decided I’d rather read yours, Vivian’s, and CJ’s and spend the rest of my time quilting. Great patterns and I love the Christmas fabrics!!

    I live just over the mountain from you in rain forest lush Arkansas!!!

  • Anna McD May 22, 2011

    I’m from North Carolina….thanks for a chance to win

  • Vicky P May 22, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway. I am from Utah, and I like you like to collect patterns.

  • Patty May 22, 2011

    I live in western Iowa. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Astrid May 22, 2011

    What a wonderful giveaway! The patterns and the fabric looks nice to me. I’m from Norway / Mauritius 🙂
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  • betsy May 23, 2011

    Hi Karen, I saw your giveaway on Barbs blog and since I love applique I would love a chance to win. Thanks

  • Helen May 23, 2011

    Wow, 1,000 posts! I’ve been reading your blog for about 18 months now and love the quilts you’ve made in that time. Thanks for the giveaway and all the wonderful posts!
    P.S. I live in the North-East of England.

  • Teri Dingler May 23, 2011

    Whew! Almost missed it! I was partying with family and newly graduated grandson and celebrating his scholarships to college! Anyway, I am in Central Alabama, already hot, and since I don’t have a blog, I only get one chance! Oh, well! One is better than none! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!! Teri

  • Vicki May 23, 2011

    I would love the opportunity to win! Your blog is great and I usually stop in on Design wall Monday. I live in Northern Michigan.
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  • JOFRID S. SÆVERÅS May 23, 2011

    Hello. I am Jofrid from Norway. I weould love to enter your giveaway. Jofrid
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  • Ellen May 23, 2011

    Hello! Congrats on reaching 1000 posts! That is a serious achievement, and alot of pretty quilts. 🙂 I love the dragonfly pattern – I will have to look for it. Thanks for offering the lovely giveaway.

  • Becky (central oregon) May 23, 2011

    I love the design on the wall this morning… I have been cutting up scraps to 2 1/2 inch squares and trying to do it so no fabric ( besides the white) is used more then once…
    For a full size quilt thats a lot of different fabrics!
    I have the red, blues and greens cut from my scrap stash and getting ready to start on the purples…. Yes I am cutting more then one block of each color/ color…. but those will do into another quilt I am playing with in my head…. I play with lots of quilts in my head…you too?

  • Chris May 23, 2011

    Congrats on the 1000 posts!!

    I live in Las Vegas. Grew up in Germany.
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  • lil red hen May 23, 2011

    Karen, I’m just west of you in Arkansas; but then you knew that already! I’ve never entered a giveaway! I doubt I could ever do the applique from the books, but I’d love the fabric. Thanks, Charlotte

  • Deborah in Atlanta May 23, 2011

    Hi, I’m Deborah, and I’m from Atlanta, GA. Don’t you just love giveaways? You get exposed to so many new blogs this way. Thanks!

  • Annelise May 23, 2011

    I would love to join. I read your blogg frequently and enjoy both your quilting and your travelling posts. I live in Norway although I am danish, and this summer we will have our vacation in Wyoming and Colorado, inspired from your bloggposts from Yellowstone last year :ø)
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  • Becky in VA May 23, 2011

    Hi Karen,

    I’m in Virginia and enjoy your blog and your travels. I don’t have a blog because if I did it would take too much time from my quilting!

    Congrats on blogging for all of us!!


  • Heather May 23, 2011

    I live in Ontario, Canada in a small settlement area of about 1000 people.

    That dragonfly pattern is lovely. I also am not big on traditional Christmas prints, but some of the new ones in none red and green appeal to me. I took a class with a surprise project and it happened to be fairly traditiona Christmas prints. I gave it to my brother in law as a gift. It was very appreciated at his house.
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  • Laura Baker May 23, 2011

    I am most impressed with your work. I am from San Francisco and have been quilting for a while but not as serious as many I see with blogs. I would love to grow my stash. Thanks so much for the Giveaway.

  • swooze May 23, 2011

    Happy Blogiversary from Texas! I have several Southwind Designs and like the looks of this one as well.

  • Evelyn May 23, 2011

    Hi Karen- Congratulations ! My name is Evelyn and I am from Akron, OH. I don’t blog, but I love to read blogs. You are one of my favorites! Always an inspiration. Love, love love the give away items…especially the applique. Thanks !

  • Laura Baker May 24, 2011

    I am from San Francisco, California and I love your giveaway fabric. Christmas is my favorite holiday as it is my birthday.

  • Judy May 24, 2011

    Hi, Karen. I enjoy your blog and live in Morris, IL. I don’t have a blog but read yours daily (except when I am camping and don’t have internet access). A friend introduced me to applique this year so it is now my take-along project while camping.

  • Theresa W May 24, 2011

    Thank you for doing this giveaway. I am from Minnesota.

  • Sunnybec May 24, 2011

    I saw your giveaway on Bejeweled Quilts. I live in France but I am originally from the UK. I love those patterns and would be happy to give them a good home. 🙂

  • Linda V May 24, 2011

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen. LOVE your blog!
    Redlands, CA

  • Elaine May 24, 2011


    Congratulations on your 1000th blog entry. I would love the opportunity to win. I am from Berwick, PA


  • Kim D. May 24, 2011

    I found you through Barb at Bejeweled Quilts and your blog is delightful. I love the applique book, I’m an applique person so I would enjoy all the beautiful things in your giveaway. I live in Phoenix, AZ and right now things are heating up. Have a wonderful labor day weekend and thanks for the chance.

  • deb May 25, 2011

    I hope this goes through blogger is having problems with posting comments. but would love to say I am so thrilled with your applique it looks awesome.
    I am from Toronto Ontario..loving our rain and so blessed that is all we are having
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  • Qi May 25, 2011

    This is Qi from Urumchi, China. It has been a habit to read your blog every morning since i found it out by chance 3 months ago. you always amzaed me by your wonderful quilts. Just love all of them~~~ Althought my blog only have few posts and in Chinese, i still like to share it.

  • SewCalGal May 25, 2011

    I live in Southern California!


  • arlette May 25, 2011

    Hello!!!! I’m Arlette from Costa Rica!!!
    Congrats for your 1000 posts and thank you sooooooooo much for the giveaway 🙂

  • Elzaan May 26, 2011

    Congratulations on your 1000 blog post! What an accomplishment and a great milestone.
    Greetings from Mauritius!

  • Lisa Marie May 26, 2011

    I live in Kentucky but grew up in Pennsylvania. I would especially love that pattern with the dragonflies. I have a relative who loves dragonflies and that would be the perfect thing to make as a gift for her! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • miri May 27, 2011

    What a milestone! Thanks for this lovely giveaway-those are beautiful applique patterns!
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  • jmniffer May 27, 2011

    Congratulations on your posting milestone. I only recently started quilting and came across your blog from the What’s on Your Design Wall postings or a mention on someone elses blog. I live in Minnesota. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric.
    jmniffer at comcast dot net

  • Michelle May 27, 2011

    I am from Ontario, Canada. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  • Theresa W May 27, 2011

    I live in Minnesota, USA. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  • Luiza May 27, 2011

    Wow! I love the applique pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • corina May 27, 2011

    Congratulations on 1000 posts! I’m not sure how I arrived at your blog, but I’m glad I did! I’m from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Looking through your blog I thought I read wrong…2 Dear Jane Quilts!!! I like how you call it Insanity Revisited.
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  • Marie May 27, 2011

    Thanks. For the chance to win. I am from Nevada.

  • Katrina H May 27, 2011

    Thanks for the chance at winning! I really love those christmas prints from Connecting Threads, I only had the charm pack which I’ve used 🙂 Reading your blog from Calgary, AB

  • Jackie Warren May 27, 2011

    Please enter me in your giveaway. Really like the applique pattern. My first quilt was an applique. Of course it took so long that I did a 9 patch before I finished the applique.

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