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Monday, April 11, 2011

Welcome to the Spring Theme Blog Hop

While Spring may not yet have arrived for you, it just seemed like this was a good time for a Spring Theme blog hop.  I hope you will hop to it and find joy, inspiration and fun by visiting each blog in the hop.  We hope to get you inspired about Spring, and share with you some of our spring theme projects that we've made with AccuQuilt products.  You may find some tips, tutorials, and giveaways in this hop too!


I love the ease, speed and accuracy of how AccuQuilt helped me to make this spring theme quilt top.  Although, I must confess I had hoped to have had time to do some threadplay on it and finish quilting it before this blog hop.  Will you accept the fact I've been busy (Golden Quilter Awards?)?   Please pretend this is a finished project, but I still love it just the same.
Prize #1  Is a "kit" to make this wallhanging quilt top (backing, borders, binding, and pre-cut applique in a variety of fabrics that will allow you to create this project and probably embellish other projects too).  To clarify, I'm including more applique cutouts so that you can have the flexibility of colors and dies, to create your own unique spring theme wallhanging.

Prize #2 is a gift certificate for $25 good for purchase for items from AccuQuilt.  I must confess this is a re-gift as I previously won this gift certificate. While there are oodles of items that I'd like to redeem it for, I wanted to hear the excitement of someone else winning it and hopefully seeing what they create with what they get from AccuQuilt with this gift certificate!  To clarify, you could use this $25 gift certificate towards buying any Accuquilt product they have online, or buying something that is less than $25 and you essentially get it for free.  It is a $25 gift certificate that allows you to get what ever your heart desires. 

If you are interested in winning this kit, simply leave a comment on this post.  While it only takes one entry to win, if you want extra entries please leave an extra comment on this post for any/all of the following:

1) visit all the blogs in this blog hop, leave a comment on their blog, on their respective day of the hop, and follow them.

2) If you are a member of the Team of Bloggers that love AccuQuilt products, have an old or new badge on your blog, and are listed as a team member on the right hand column of this blog, leave a comment for an extra entry.

3)  If you are a Quilter that loves modern tools, are listed on the page for this group, and have a badge on your blog, leave a comment for an extra entry.

4) Sign up for my email list, where I try to not send out emails more than once per month, for any email category you may sign up for (e.g. General, AccuQuilt, etc.).  It has been a good way for bloggers with AccuQuilt products to hear about upcoming events this community is working on.  And our next event has a patriotic theme.  Unfortunately some of these bloggers are not on this mailing list, so have not heard about some amazing opportunities, advance notice to participate in various events, or other insights.  Thus, I decided to test the waters with this extra entry. But it truly isn't my objective to grow my mailing list, as much as be able to reach those Bloggers with AccuQuilt products that have a badge on their blog.  To clarify, you need not have an AccuQuilt to sign up for the mailing lists' "general" category.

Update:  You need not own an AccuQuilt product to enter this giveaway.  And if you have a preference in winning prize #1 or #2 please clarify when leaving a comment.


Deadline to enter this giveaway:  April 17th midnight PST.  {note: any participant in the blog hop this week that has a giveaway will set their own deadline}.


Ok, I hope you will take time to visit all the blogs in this blog hop this week!  They have some great Spring theme fun planned for you.




Here is the line up for this blog hop this week:

Mon., April 11th
SewCalGal {where you are at now}
Andrea's Nest (Melissa)

Tues., April 12th
Bejeweled Quilts (Barb)
SewCindy (Cindy)

Wed., April 13th
Sunshower Quilts (Katrina)
Bits & Pieces (Terri)

Thu., April 14th
Just Plain Laine (Laine)
Rosebud Quilting (Michelle)

Fri., April 15th
Hollyhock Quilts (Glenna) 
A Quilting Life (Sherry)











111 comments:

MJ said...

Love the Spring quilt top.. you can't tell that it's not finished! Looks Fun!

Jeanne said...

Spring quilt top is cute. Would be fun to make. Thanks for the giveaway.

MdmSamm said...

Ahhh yes spring is trying to reach us here too...and a quilt with flowers blooming..that is a great start... I should be on your list of accuquilt users..I have a Go..

Rhonda the Rambler said...

After the weather we had this weekend, I am wondering if TN didn't decide to simply skip Spring. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rhonda the Rambler said...

I do receive your emails.

Michele said...

Cute quilt. Looks great now but will look even better after you've quilted it.

Mary Ann said...

I'm in love with my AccuQuilt and own both a Baby Go! and the regular AccuQuilt cutter. My local quilt shop has the Studio version - wow! Thank you for the chance to win!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I would love the opportunity to enter your giveaway! Thanks!!

JayTee said...

love your spring top...it's so cute

Mommarock said...

Looks like an exciting hop! And your quilt is just wonderful!!

KaHolly said...

Isn't that the sweetest?? And look at you, jumping right back in with more fun for your followers after all the work you did on the Golden Quilter's Awards!!! ~karen

Michelle said...

Beautiful spring quilt top...those flowers are so pretty and isn't that one of the best features of the accuquilt is cutting those applique shapes. Can't wait to see your lovely thread play when it's done, something more to look forward to. This spring hop is so much fun, I can't wait to get on ot the next

Michelle said...

I am member of the Team of Bloggers that love AccuQuilt products.

Michelle said...

I am Quilter that loves modern tools, I have a sizzix.

Needled Mom said...

I think the blooming quilt is adorable - quilted or not!

Vicki B said...

what great fun - more blogs to explore, talented bloggers to meet and the chance to win! Thanks.vboschman@gmail.com

Cindy said...

What a fun GO to, Darlene. You're always so thoughtful in hosting events.

I hope to be able to visit each blog during this Spring Blog Hop.

Sallie said...

I'm a blog follower. Thanks for the chance!

Sallie said...

I signed up for your email.

Melissa ;-) said...

Oh, I love it too! I have several of those flowers, now I just need to find time to sew. Wish AccuQuilt sold that!

Melissa ;-) said...

I am a member the Team of Bloggers that love AccuQuilt products! (BTW - I got the dies you told us about! Thank you!!)

Terrie Sandelin said...

Love your spring themed quilt -- it's just so happy!

Melissa ;-) said...

I'd love to be in your great tool group. I have added the AccuQuilt badge and also have EQ6 and PE Design7!

Melissa ;-) said...

I'm already on your email group!

Anonymous said...

I haven't had my GO! long enough to accumulate all of the dies you used in your springtime quilt. Glad the appliques are precut, maybe I'll win and want to add to my die collection!

Betsy said...

Thank you for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I signed up for the email list :)

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

It looks great to me...finished or not! What fun....I'm feeling the Spring weather coming.

Smiles,
Kelly

Lee D said...

Nothing blooming here yet, so that kit would be great appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt topt! I never win anything, it would be nice to change that trend!
Thank you for your consideration...
Marilyn

Linda E in NM said...

I'd love to win that wall hanging - very springlike and cheerful (or alternatively I could always use bucks to spend with AccuQuilt).
thanks for all your good works!!

Linda E in NM said...

I've signed up for your mailing list.
thanks!!

Anya said...

How wonderful! thanks for the chance!

Lisa Marie said...

I would love the chance to win!

Kathy H said...

I have a Go Baby and am looking for some good ideas to use it so I am looking forward to this hop. Thanks for having it.

Dana Gaffney said...

I love that wallhanging you're making. I have a list of all the dies so I can make one too. I hope you'll show us when you finish it.

susan said...

A very pretty spring garden. I love the dragon fly. I am not sure I am allowed to enter this contest since I don't own a Accuquilt yet (my girlfriend still has hers in a box unopened...arg) but If I can't enter I did want to say how pretty it is.

Chatterbox Quilts said...

I'm one of your Accuquilt bloggers. Thanks for the opportunity to win more Accuquilt related items!

Chatterbox Quilts said...

I'm one of the quilters who love modern tools and would love to win either of these prizes. Thanks!

Joanna said...

I love that you've added the cat and dog to the quilt design. It's beautiful. I'd love to win.

Joanna said...

I am listed on the Quilters' Tool page and have the badge on my blog. I used the Sizzix badge, even though it also includes Electric Quilt 7. Thank you.

Joanna said...

I do receive your newsletter. Thank you. I guess I prefer the quilt kit, but although I don't yet have an AccuQuilt product, I'm still hoping, so the GC is fine, too. Both are great gifts.

Jean said...

It will be fun to check out the blogs! Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Hello,
the quilt is too cute! love the flowers and how fun that must be to have all the shapes cut out so precisely. Nice, really nice! I'm an avid follower of your blog. Going on to check out the other blogs. Thanks. You have really great giveaways!!!

big, big HUGZZZZZ

Ladybug said...

The quilt looks great. Thank you for the chance to make it myself

Sharon Stone said...

I love the borders on your quilt! The quilt is darling. I don't have all of the dies to create one of my own. I would be interested in either the kit or the AccuQuilt certificate.

quilary said...

Sweet little appliqué pattern - it's like a painting with fabric. I wouldn't mind either prize, thanks for the chance.

Marjorie said...

Love your project and can't wait to see your threadplay on it. Am also very excited about the bloghop. You've got some great participants. I will blog about it tomorrow morning and have all the links within my post. Looking forward to every single day!

LisaT said...

I love your wallhanging, love the flowers. Love that the kits is precut because I dont own and A AccuQuilt Cutter :O

Slovenka said...

Pretty, pretty quilt. WOuld love to win the kit. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cori said...

I am a follower and love the quilt wall hanging. Thank you

arlette said...

The party begins... and it's going to be fun... love your spring quilt top!!!

Hands Sew Full said...

I love the potential of this kit! I have a GO! and have just cut my first quilt with it. I don't have any of the dies that were used to cut this kit though so it is very exciting! Thanks.

Marcia W. said...

Prize choice #1 just speaks "Spring" - first choice. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this blog hop. Will be visiting Melissa's blog too. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

susan said...

Thank you for answering my post already. I am glad to know I can enter. I am on your email list now. I would love to win either one as it is my hope to be able to get an Accuquilt soon.

susan said...

Thanks sewcalgal, I think I am a follower now too! Love this technology. My husband is laughing because I am finally learning how to do some of this stuff.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm signed up for your newsletter.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love following your blog.

æble said...

Don't you just love spring? I'm looking forward to the rest of the blog hop. I've already fallen in love with new fabrics on Andrea's Nest.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Love your Spring wallhanging, can't wait for the flowers to start blooming here.

Marie said...

I would love to have the kit for the spring wall hanging.

marilyn said...

I would love the $25 gift certificate. you can never get enough accuquilt products!

marilyn said...

I have an accuquilt button on my blog

marilyn said...

i do get your emails :)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Love your almost finished wall hanging. Of course you are excused for not having it finished, you have been a very busy blogger lately.

If I am lucky enough to win I would love to have the kit. Then I can play with your fabrics and have beautiful Spring wall hanging too. Plus, the hard part of choosing the fabrics would be done for me.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Now to figure out my extra entries....

I am on the team of bloggers who have a Go cutter

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

My blog is listed on the modern tool page...woohoo!!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

and of course I receive your wonderfully insightful emails (was that a bit too suck-up-y lol)

Anonymous said...

Your Spring quilt is so lovely. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a kit to make one or a certificate both wonderful prizes.



I hope you have a great day!


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Baskets Of Quilts said...

I would LOVE the gift certificate since I really need more dies for my accuquilt Go! Thanks for featuring the Go!

Deb said...

Great giveaway! Thanks! Hopping daily, but had tech problems yesterday...need to hold a funeral for my hard drive...

Deb said...

Member of the team of bloggers - #2, please!

Deb said...

Member of the Quilters with Modern Tools team - incl EQ7! - #2, please.

Deb said...

On your email list - #2, please!

Lindsay Conner said...

Nothing wrong with regifts! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Chris said...

I am excited to get some new ideas for my Go! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Who in the world could tell that it is unfinished!! I sure can't - it's gorgeous, and that is what I would like to get if I were lucky enough to win! (I have not yet convinced hubby that the Accuquilt Go is a necessity that we should budget for!)
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm confirmed (read that "primed and ready") to receive your newsletters now!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vesuviusmama said...

Thanks for the chance to win! If I do win, I would prefer Prize #1.

Diann said...

That's a really cute quilt.

Diann said...

I signed up for your e-mail list.

Melanie said...

I do not own an Accuquilt. I am just starting on my quilting journey. I would love to have the quilt kit!

Mary Ann said...

I am a member of Members who love their AccuQuilt products.

Mary Ann said...

I am on your e-mail list so I wont' miss anything!

Kate R said...

This is so cute - love the quilt! I have a GO but not these dies, so would love the kit :)

SandraB. said...

Okay got to have it. lol Love the flowrs and the dragonfly. all of it.

Deb said...

Oh I'd love to win the kit! Thanks for the hop!

Vicky P said...

Looks like a great blog hop to follow. Thanks for sharing. Love the spring kit.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I don't have a GO - love this idea and I am going to enjoy visiting everyone on this hop

Unknown said...

Love blog hops...although I wish I could say I have a go I do not but it is a wonderful gift...and I love the quilt/

Teresa F. said...

I love blog hops,they're so much fun.Love the quilt top too.

Anonymous said...

I'm a newbie to this, so looking forward to trying this.

Michele T said...

Love the spring theme - thanks!!

corina said...

You mean we're supposed to finish our projects? A very spring quilt. Love it! If I win the kit I promise (fingers crossed behind my back) to finish it!

Linda said...

Would love to win either!!

Bev said...

Spring has sprung. Crossing my fingers for your cute kit.

Patti said...

Would love to win either, but the quilt kit would be wonderful as I'm planning a quilt for an "senior" lady at church and this one would be just right for her!

Bev C said...

Thanks for arranging the blog-hop. It has been interesting and fun to see the different projects.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Rachel said...

Awww...this is so cute. Love the little dog and cat appliqués! I don't own a Go! so my choice (if I was lucky to win) would be #1.

Juli said...

Hi, I would love to win option No. 1. Thanks.

free indeed said...

Either option is fine with me, but I'd really like the kit...the colors are perfect for my sewing room...aquas/greens! My absolute fave!

free indeed said...

I subscribe to your posts.

Sundar Koyal said...

Been sick these past several days, and am just now catching up on my blog subscriptions. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

Visited, followed and commented on all 10! Cute projects everywhere!

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Anonymous said...

Amazing work that you do.

Joy said...

Thanks so much for the great AccuQuilt links! I just got a Baby Go for my birthday this week and I'm so excited!! I'd love to win prize #2 if I'm lucky enough to get picked.

Kathy MacKie said...

I really love my Accuquilt and to win anything is such great fun right. Thanks for the giveaway and I would appreciate any prize.

SewCalGal said...

This giveaway is now closed.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com