Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Stars are Starting to Shine and Just a Little Giveaway

Before I start my little chat here I want to take just a minute to mention that everyone in the path of Gustav needs extra prayers and good thoughts. I can't even begin to imagine what must be going through the minds of all those people that lived through the Katrina catastrophe. Three years and here they are again...faced with another huge storm. Lots of prayers...lots of good thoughts.

I've been sewing away..The inside of the star quilt is all together...ready for the half square triangle border and final border...
This is so fun to do and I love the way it's turning out...the stars float and that makes me very happy. I'm going to get this done before I leave for Birmingham on Friday...how about that for a goal. I've been doing more Hopscotch blocks at the same time...but I'm not going to have that one done before I go.

Well, here's the little Labor Day Weekend Giveaway...3 charm packs (the 3 different colorways)...Thimbleberries newest 3's Company...the group that the newest Thimbleberries Club quilt will be done with.
So leave me a comment by midnight tomorrow night (Labor Day...my man will pick a number and I'll post the winner Tuesday morning early. Make sure you have an e-mail address included if your comment is "no reply"...otherwise I won't be able to contact you.

Off to sew a bit more before we join friends for dinner. Have a great evening!

56 comments:

Lisa Boyer said...

Love the quilt--especially your background fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

Vicky said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love floating stars! Please put my name in the hat! Love those T'berries!

Di said...

I love that quilt! Is it a pattern? Do tell! Would love to have you enter moi into your giveaway... I do not have one bit of Thimbleberries, lol! I swear on my children's heads!

Back to cleaning and organizing and throwing things out.

Argh.

Marilyn R said...

I love the floating stars quilt! Add me to your giveaway please!

Gayle said...

Quilters can NEVER have too much fabric. Please add my name to your drawing and I hope I can add this to my stash!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I love these stars! I have this bundle and I'm thinking that yardage, too. How fun it would be to make. But I get ahead of myself!

A giveaway? Well, sign me up!

Signs of Love, *karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Sue Cahill said...

Your quilt is wonderful, I love how the stars float! Please throw my name in the hat for your giveaway.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

country log cabin quilter said...

Love the star quilt! Please add me to the drawing!!

dot said...

well I'll try again. I don't know what happened but my comment didn't post. I love the star quilt. It is really nice. I hold the people in way of the storm in my prayers. I can't even imagine going through that let alone twice.

Mar said...

your stars are definetely shinning, pretty, pretty! Death to Gustav!!! Have a good dinner.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohhh, I love your new stars quilt. Will have to consider doing that one. Ooops, wait a second, telex coming in . . . it seems I already have. Although in Amish colors. Hmmm, where is that quilt. I know it's a small one. Oh sigh, I'll find it later.

Please sign me up for the contest. Pretty please. And have a very safe journey.

Morah said...

Your atar quilt is incredible! I just love it! I still have my star qilt staring at me from my design wall.......The thimbleberries fabrics are great!

Juliann in WA said...

I love that star quilt - that is one of my most favorite blocks ever. I have one in progress that is very similar. And of course I would love to be in your giveaway.

Deb Silva said...

Prayers and good thoughts indeed for all of those in the path and wake of Gustav.

Your star quilt is very striking. I would also like to be considered for your giveaway.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Because I don't quilt, I'll pass on the giveawy so that someone else who does can have a better chance at your generoous giveaway!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Screen Door said...

Surprised! I haven't been keeping up with the new fabrics from Thimbleberries--- A different look...

Robin C said...

what a pretty star quilt. Love it.

Thanks for having such a nice giveaway.

Robin in Virginia

Calidore said...

Ohh those stars do float on your quilt. Simply stunning. Can't wait to see it finished. Please enter me in your giveaway. Those fabrics are soooo pretty.

Kathie said...

Wow, the stars are looking great!
I love how they float, this quilt seems to be going together so fast, glad you have time to sew again.
I agree, we all need to send good thoughts to all the people that will be in Gustav's path...
lets hope it weakens real quick. Lots of praying going on for the Katrina victims that may have to go thru that again, just can't imagine it at all.
Have fun with your friends at dinner tonight.
Kathie

Susan said...

I love your star quilt! All the colors are great and the background floating fabric is unique, and perfect, for this layout.

Nic said...

Your star quilt is lovely, with such gorgeous background fabric. I look forward to seeing your hopscotch quilt finished, its looking very pretty too.

Treasa said...

your quilt is goregous. So are the new charm packs. I'd love to add this to my stash!! Please count me in.

Mary said...

i love that quilt. The background just makes those stars pop. The fabric would look good in my stash too. Wow that grandbaby is getting big.`

Teresa said...

I think stars are always so pretty on quilts. I guess that is why Alex Anderson of Simply Quilts loves them so much too. Your quilt is no exception - looks great! Please do count me in on the giveaway - a really nice one that you are offering.

Candace said...

I love your star quilt. It's gorgeous.

peggy said...

Your quilt is absolutely wonderful! I have some blocks that I want to set to look like they are floating too....I now see how you do it.
How did you ever get those new fat quarters? LOL
Peggy in NJ

Judy said...

Wow Carol, those stars are just beautiful! Love the colors and the background!

The give-away sounds nice, but I don't need any more fabric so you can skip me in favor of another blogger! Lord knows I busting out at the seams at the moment!

Pat said...

Love your quilt! A very generous give away.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the quilt Carol. have fun on your trip!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh your stars look awesome!!! O.k now I'm wanting to do that pattern too!! Hope you had fun at dinner and didn't eat too much like I just did lol!!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What lovely quilt! Please count me in on your giveaway.

Happy Labour Day!

swooze said...

Oooh throwing my name in the hat!

chook said...

ohhh wow i love you quilt
and I would love to be in your draw please
hugs Beth

Scottish Nanna said...

love your quilt and I love the charm packs please enter me in your draw.
Hugs Mary.

Joyce said...

The stars are looking great. Count me in on that draw please!

Laurie said...

Stars are my favorite. A quilter can never have quilts with too many stars in them. Please add me to your giveaway drawing.

~Kristie said...

Carol's Hubby - Pick me! Pick me! I am the ultimate TB lover and NEED these charm packs! LOL

Carolyn said...

Your stars just look so beautiful! I love the effect of them floating. Please throw my name in for the giveaway, I love the fabrics you've chosen for it!

Karen said...

I like those floating stars! How big are the blocks?
Have fun with Hampton. Well, enjoy the whole family while you are at it.

anne said...

Your floating stars are awesome, I love star quilts. Count me in the giveaway. Happy Stitching

Kim said...

I am a Thimbleberries Girl!! I'll be happy to join in the giveaway. Nice to have found your blog through Andrea. Happy Labor Day!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

I love the quilt, and others have said, that background fabric sets the whole thing off so great!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I am crossing my fingers!!

materialjunkie said...

I have seen that pattern floating around on other blogs. I need to make one of them also..They are so pretty. Please put my name in for the giveaway.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the quilt. Count me in on the give away. Thanks so much.

Marianne said...

Put my name in the hat also. Love your floating stars!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Great colors in the quilt - and star quilts are always my favorite. Blessings, marlene

Nickname unavailable said...

Isn't it great how the right fabrics can make even a simple block amazing?

Darlene said...

Love the quilt - I need to quilt mine. HMMMM - LOL

Wonderful giveaway - don't toss my name in the hat, please. You've blessed me many treasures. :-)

Linda and Diva said...

Love you blog!! And the star quilt is looking awesome.

I would really love to have those charm packs. They are so fun to work with.

Thanks for the opportunity!

nana947@hotmail.com
Linda

Quilt Hollow said...

The quilt is turning out darling! I saved that freebie pattern to my files...may have to dig it out sooner than I thought.
Would love to be entered in your giveaway....thanks for that!

Niki said...

Those FQ's look lovely. Haven't seen the new Thimbleberries. Love TB! :) Thanks for letting me enter the LD contest! hugs. niki

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your star quilt turned out lovely!
Toss me in the hat :O)...

Mary said...

Your stars are really pretty. THanks for the opportunity to WIN!

Mary
mvkquilt@sbcglobal.net

Tonya said...

The star quilt is beautiful. I love the colors. Another quilt to add to my list to make, along with the Hopscotch quilt.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I know I'm to late - just needed to tell you that quilt is adorable. LOVE IT. Congrats to the winner.

Hugs - Karen

chiffonnette said...

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I come from France to visit you !
i like your works !
see you soon !