Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fast Finish and Giveaway

By Sunday afternoon i had pinned the whole top of my Matroyshka Quilt....then i started asking myself. why so many other unfinished projects? The only thing i can come up with is that i was not terribly invested in this one. Mostly a stash buster with nobody for it to really go to...just made it because i liked it!
Avery got to be my holder this afternoon since she was the only one around. The wind was giving us a little trouble but it was the only minute of sunshine we have had in days. Almost did not know what it was!
When i went on the hunt through the stash to find something to back this with i was really at a loss....then i remembered this tablecloth i bought. I just loved the colors... but it did not match anything in my house. Turned out it was the right size and the right colors.
So i got to quilting...just a simple straight line outline of the blocks.


Now for the fun part....to make this quilt i only used one of my 5 fat quarters of this Heather Ross Matroyshka fabric. Simple math says i still have a few left...so i would like to share with all of you nice ladies and giveaway 2 of the fat quarters to one lucky winner. So all you have to do is leave me a comment, just say hey or whatever you feel like. I will plan to choose a winner over the weekend. Sound good? Please make sure to leave me your e-mail or some way to contact you.
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49 comments:

Leigh said...

Oh how nice of you!!! After your earlier post I dashed right out to Joann, but had no luck. I did find some other cute designer FQs, but no Heather Ross! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

Wow, sister! You are speedy fast. That is such a sweet little quilt! Oh, and I don't expect you to count me in on the giveaway. That wouldn't be right, now would it.

Lesly said...

Wow, that was super fast - and so cute. I'd love a chance at the HR!

Becca P. said...

It turned out beautifully, and the coloring of the table cloth is just perfect. Isn't it fun when things simply fall together so nicely. Thank you for the chance to win some of those adorable matroyshkas.

Dolly said...

I really like the photo closeup of the quilt, where you just see the contours of the quilting !
Just lovely ! Congratulations on a great finish.....that backing is just made for it.

I wish I could just choose a background ! I've cut blocks all day and can't sew them together until the decision is made !
It's so much easier when you just make something for fun without a plan.....it all just comes together so much more easily !

arlette said...

Oh pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee, I love Matroyshkas and I'll be thrilled to have fabrics of them, pleaseeeeeeeee enter me and pick my name, lol, btw I adore the quilt you made, congrats!!!! :)

kirsten said...

wow, that was fast! congrats on finishing a quilt - that's a big deal!

amy said...

very impressive- the few quilt projects I have done have all been slow moving- some even taking years to complete, lol! Lovin' the matroyshka fabric- crossing my fingers that maybe I will win a fat quarter!

Lisa said...

How great of you to share with us :) I need a new project bag for my knitting and that would be just perfect!

I love how your quilt came out - the backing is absolutely perfect! It's fun to make something just because you feel like it sometimes.

carmel said...

i love your new quilt!
its totaly my taste!
thanks for the giveaway
and i also have a giveaway going on my blog
you are welcome to join in
thanks!

Tricia said...

Congrats on the finish! It looks great. I haven't had a chance to get to my local JoAnn's yet so I'm sure if they had any it's all gone.

Dee said...

wow and wow! I love the way this turned out and the yellow gingham is perfect along with the repurposing of the tablecloth!

you're way past kewl!

Rebecca said...

It turned out great! I had a fat quarter stack of this line and used them all up in a quilt for the Hope for Haiti etsy shop. I'd love to have a bit more to make something for one of my girls!

Becca P. said...

**Not a comment for the giveaway**
Me again... I was wondering where you got that bowl? It is SUPER CUTE.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Oh my gosh, really???? I so would ove, love, love to have these! My mom would be glad too- then she can stop looking at JoAnn's! ;) Please enter me!!
Your quilt turned out great!

angela said...

Awesome finish! It's those impulse projects that get done the most quickly, for sure. It turned out great!

Grammie/Mom said...

This is not a comment to be counted. I wouldn't know what to do with the fabric if I won it!! It turned out lovely Leslie. I like the picture with Avery holding the quilt. Her shadow shows through!

Phyrflie said...

OH! OH! ME! ME! PICK ME PICK ME!! Was that too forward?? Sorry LOL I've been banned from getting anything crafty til after we get all the "serious" stuff paid for, so I'm going through withdrawls lol I love how your quilt turned out. I wish I could get something put together and finished that quickly :) I just adore it :)Wanna come finish mine for me? LOL Just joking :)

Lise said...

I'm so impressed you made that so quickly! Wow! It looks great. Thank you for being so generous with your great find; I would LOVE a chance to win!

Renee G said...

What a quick, cute project.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Purple Paisley Patch said...

You're so sweet, and if international bloggers can enter, I'd love to be in the draw!
I love the backing you used, reminds me of a print from Heather Bailey's freshcut range.

Aleisha said...

I love the quilt! Crossing my fingers, hoping I win the fabric. ;o)

arambusch@gmail.com

Barb said...

Your quilt turned out lovely! And thanks for a wonderful give-away.

Lara said...

*squeals with delight* ooh Leslie - so generous to share. I have only one little square of a Heather Ross print I was sent in a scrap swap on Flickr... I absolutely adore those little Russian dolls and your quilt is gorgeous. I think I'd make a couple of crayon rolls out of one FQ or perhaps a gorgeous wee baby quilt to donate to our childrens ward... Have a wonderful day and thank you!

Grace said...

I stopped at Joann's to see if they had any and there was none! :-( Maybe I'll win some from you, that would be awesome!

Susie said...

Your quilt is absolutely adorable! I love it. Thanks of the chance to win as well! That's so kind of you to do this.

Catherine said...

Your matroushka quilt has turned out fabulous and love the straight line quilting. Just what it needed. Love the backing too. Isn't great when you find something you already had and are able to make use of it. Have just finished helping my 12 year old make a quilt entirely from my scraps inluding batting. Adore that matroushka fabric.

Catherine Anne said...

Its beautiful!!!

Kimberly said...

Man, you were not kidding when you said a fast finish! What was that, a week? It looks great. I love the tablecloth that you used on the back.

Oh, I def. wouldn't mind taking home some Russian dolls.

gill said...

hi!! what a great giveaway!
gill

Susana said...

That was incredibly fast! It looks great, and that backing is just perfect for the quilt. Note to self: buy more gorgeous tablecloths.
I would love a chance at those matrioshkas, I (still can't believe I) am making a pink, pink and pink quilt for the baby girl.

Gwyneth said...

so pretty! thanks for offering this giveaway!!!

Joy said...

Wow...very nice. I can't believe you found HR at Joann's. Thanks for sharing your good luck!

Diane said...

This came together great! Love the backing htat you used. Great idea with the table cloth. I have to tell you that I have been to Joann fabric more since seeing your post on this fabric than I have in the last year! I have not found this one yet, but have found several FQ of quality! Its nice of you to share!

Chase said...

I like the yellow you used with the purple Matroyshka fabric. It's very spring look~

Thanks for sharing~

Neverwas said...

I love the tablecloth backing on there. It really fits with the top. Even with just straight line quilting, it looks like it would have taken forever. Beautiful and well done!

The Tripp Family said...

beautiful as always! I love how you quilted it. I'd like to do something other than stipple my next one. I thought of you this weekend b/c I was at Jon's house... just a short last minute visit, otherwise I would have visited you too :) spent most of the time on Long Island since my Grandpa is in the hospital, hence my long absence. I do actually have a finish for today, though. Hope I get time to post it.

Jonelle Yates said...

Hey there, hope you're doing well. What a beautiful quilt. I really really really need a craft to do. Just realized there is a wool shop here in our village, so since it is snowing like crazy, I may have to head over there tomorrow. Even just to get out of the house. Throw Eric on my back and skid-addle. I promised Megan that she and I would learn to knit together.
Have a great weekend!

Beth said...

Your quilt is wonderful ! Such adorable fabric and design :)

Mag said...

oh i love your quilt... love the color

MandMStudio said...

I totally love the backing...thats what I need a fast finish:)

Jenn said...

I'm convinced you'll find the perfect thing to do with that beautiful quilt, if even to just keep it for yourself! I love the unique color combination!

Nina... said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors, so soothing!

LDH said...

Oh Leslie, this turned out so beautiful! You do such nice work and the fabrics are lovely! Nice job!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Your quilt is beautiful!

CitricSugar said...

That is a wonderfully generous thing to do!!

Your quilt turned out fab, by the way. ;-)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I.love.quilts...;)
xoxo Susie

Dan said...

Just wanted to let you know I enjoyed looking at your quilt Leslie, and that Avery is an excellent holder (no surprise there). Guess I'll have to tune in to see who wins...

Vicki said...

Cute quilt! I'd love to win.

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