Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - On Wednesday??? And a Giveaway - YES!

This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered!  Check the May for Me page for the current Giveaways.
Better late than never!  So this is going to be another Double Double Giveaway combining a two day Post - LATE !  And an update on my Mom at the bottom of this post. 

Monday I posted the winners of the Double Double Giveaway (I  am still looking for Pat).  I didn't do my regular "Up Close with My Quilting" for Monday.  Tuesday is "Hodgepodge Patchwork". So today I am doing "Up Close with My Quilting" and "Hodgepodge Patchwork" and a Double Giveaway!


I couple years ago I discovered Patch Abilities Wall hangings.  I love them!  Julie, the designer and creator of Patch Abilities has the coolest wall hanging patterns. When I make them I feel like a kid again.  Cutting out the little pieces of fabric and then pressing them on the background fabric is such a delight.  But my favorite part is where I thread paint on the raw edge appliqué.  It's like coloring!  


Previously to finding Patch Abilities, I had taken a thread painting class form Terry White.  She doesn't thread paint on fabric.  But I like to thread paint on the raw edge appliqué that way I don't have to stitch as heavy, because the colors of the fabrics are there too.  It gives it a different dimensional look.


Remember, I have said before, I like to learn and then do it my own way...  It's just the way I am.


Patch Abilities Wall hangings are sold as patterns and patterns and kits.  This is one of my favorites: Butterfly Haven.












Here is a view of the back side of the wall hanging.  Lots of stitching! Remember I stitch them on the long arm machine.  Julie from Patch Abilities suggests hand stitching them with embroidery stitches, which is really neat too.  I choose to do it my way, stitching on the long arm machine - doing my own kind of thread painting.  




Update on my Mom:  She is getting better and is recovering at a Sub Acute Section of her local Hospital.  She will be there for 5 days to two weeks.  On Monday and Tuesday I was getting her all settled in.  She will get all sorts of Physical Therapy to help her get her strength back.  They told us Pancreatitis is not like the flu, it takes a long time to recover from it's ill effects.  Again thank your for all of your kind thoughts and prayers...










Today's Double Double Giveaway is $20.00 off my Machine Quilting Services on a Lap Size Quilt or larger. (approximately 45" X 65") 

I am giving away 2 prizes - 2 gift certificates good for one year thru' June 1, 2012.  So two of you will be winners!  Additional Bonus:  If you book your quilting date for September 2011, you will can get an extra $10.00 off the quilting! So that's $30.00 off the quilting on a lap size quilt or larger.


Leave a comment to enter.  #1  Tell me if you are a follower or a new follower.  #2 What kind of freestyle quilting would you like me to quilt on your quilt if you win? #3 If you want a second chance in the drawing - make a separate comment and tell me where you blogged, shared or tweeted about the giveaway and include the link.


Drawing will be June 1, 2011 at 6pm. The winners will be announced on June 2, 2011.

Thanks for following me and Good Luck in the drawing.
Another giveaway next Tuesday!


Enjoying May one day at a time! Marcia



 I was not paid or compensated in any way from Patch Abilities or Terry White.  I just want of give both of them credit for inspiring me. Thanks!

17 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely work - enjoyed the thread painting - so glad your Mom is improving but will keep you both in my prayers. Hmm - I have a work in progress that I would certainly give you free rein if I won - what a glorious quilt that would be.

Char said...

So glad to hear your Mom is doing better.

Stray Stitches said...

Your work is amazing!! I am a regular follower and thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

Stray Stitches said...

I am so glad to hear that your mother is recouping even if it is ever so slowly :)

Tonya said...

I agree...your work is amazing! That is really cool how you 'thread paint'. I like to learn and then make it my way too. Well, I am trying anyway. (once again reminding self to get out of that box!)

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today:
http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/05/those-three-little-words.html

Marianne said...

I am a Follower, and as far as the freestyle quilting, I'd let you decide!

Marianne said...

Just retweeted your tweet on Twitter! Got my fingers crossed.

Snoodles said...

I love the idea of the smaller projects....kind of like instant gratification, well not instant, but you know what I mean! Not as long a process as a bed size quilt!! I'm so glad that your mom is improving - that is wonderful!
If I were fortunate enough to win, I'd tell you to quilt it in whatever way you feel best - I've seen the beautiful things you do!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jacqueline said...

I wasn't a follower and stumbled onto your blog via twitter. I will be a follower innate few clicks. Pattern..... Ummmm...... I'd say swirly flowers? Is that even possible??? I'm so new to long arming! Thanks for the giveaway!

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

I am a new follower. Love your blog so far. Can't wait to explore.

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

I haven't got a quilt quite completed yet to tell you what freestyle quilting I would like. I think I'd just let you decide and be surprised. Surprises are GREAT!

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

I have a blog at www.sewhowsthis.blogspot.com. I will post your giveaway on my May 29th page. Thanks for offering these items.

Sherry said...

I am a follower of your blog. I have made a quilt from a jelly roll that I would love to have you quilt but I think you would have to be the one to decide how it should be done. This is all fairly new to me. I enjoyed looking at your work on your wall hanging. I am also happy to hear that your mother is improving.

Chris Daly said...

Pick me! I love all of your quilting but I especially like your ribbon quilting and your thread painted flowers and butterflies

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Deanna said...

Well, I have a quilt that I call "fireworks." I am not sure what I would want quilted on it, but from all I have seen you are sure to come up with something.