Sunday, July 08, 2012

Giveaway!

Gee, I think it's time for a giveaway here at Indigo Threads.  I haven't done one in a long time.  I missed my blogiversary this year (4 years!).  And just recently, I passed the 200 posts mark, and also passed the 100 followers mark as well!    So, in celebration of all of these milestones, here's the giveaway!



A copy of "Back to Charm School" by the ladies of Country Threads, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene!    These ladies are just about my most favorite quilt designers!  And their patterns are so well-written and easy to understand and to do.

People Will Find You Interesting If You're Interested in Them
I love this pattern of Baskets or partial Bear's Paws.  This may be the one I make first! 
The patterns in this book are for small quilts, table toppers, table runners etc. that are made with charm squares, those cute little packets of 5 inch squares.  And each quilt pattern is named for some element of "good manners" that we were supposed to learn as children/young adults.  This is Mary and Connie's 2nd book of charm square patterns.

Never Wear Gloves at the Table
But the simplicity of this pattern is also calling to me. 
   
I don't know about you, but I find charm squares almost irresistible!  Kind of like penny candy.  Just delectable little packets of fabrics!  But then, I get them home and they sit there on the cutting table because I don't know/can't decide what to do with them.  This book will answer that question and help you use those charm squares.  And the best part?  If you don't have any charm squares, Mary and Connie were nice enough to include alternate directions for using scraps, fat quarters or yardage!  I love that part!

Better to Be Overdressed than Underdressed

So, now to the nitty gritty: To be entered in my giveaway, just leave me a comment.  Please make sure, if you're a No-Reply Blogger, that I have an email address for you so you can be contacted when you win!  (or you could go here and learn how to change that setting.)  You don't have to be a follower, but if you want to do that, it would be nice!  I will leave the comments open for one week and will draw a winner on Monday, July 16th.


Here is my latest small quilt.  Well, it was made quite a few years ago, but I just found it again and decided that I need to get it quilted up.  This was made as a test of a template that I got at a quilt show -  The Magic Triangle template.  And I think it was very successful!  Quick and easy, with no fabric waste!  I used Fat 1/8ths to make this, and I went with scrappy within the black, red and the white/cream fabrics.  I think these were the very first reproductions I ever bought.  The scrappiness is subtle within the body of the quilt, and a little more obvious in the border.

Note: This pattern is NOT included in the giveaway book!

look how nicely everything matches up!

I haven't gotten this basted yet.  I'm still trying to decide how I want to quilt it.

I really like this method of making the Magic Triangles.  I have plans for using up some of my Christmas fabrics making this block, but I'll  probably use a different setting.  That's one of the things I really like about this block - there are a number of different ways to set them together.

Good luck in the Giveaway!

30 comments:

  1. Oh I love that quilt. Red black and white is a great combo. Great block

    I have that book so please don't include me. your right I am a new convert to charm packs. I would love to buy everyone out there!!!!!

    Kathie

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  2. Congratulations on 4 years in blog- land!

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  3. congratulations! I love that first one too!

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  4. oh how lovely....
    and....to be following Beth....even better....
    xo
    eva

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win. I have not seen this book and I like charm quilts. I am your latest follower I think.

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  6. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging - keep it going. Robert, from northern Iowa.

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  7. your little quilt is awesome! Red and black is one of my favorite colors schemes. Thanks for a chance at a wonderful book.

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  8. Congrats on the 4 yrs! Great giveaway for it. One of my first quilting books was by Country Threads. They are very inspirational!

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  9. Congrats! And thanx for the opportunity to win!

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  10. Happy Belated anniversary - I'd love to win the book.
    What a nice giveaway!

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  11. It looks like a great book!
    I do the same thing, stare at my charm squares and think what do I do now?

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  12. This looks like a great book. Thanks for a chance to win it.

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  13. I just found your blog through The Sentimental Quilter and am now a follower. I, too, love charm squares and am always interested in books that feature them, and this book looks like a real winner! Using the squares for little quilts is lots of fun. I like being able to use a lot of different fabrics in one quilt. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  14. Looks like a fun book to own! Thanks for having a giveaway. Have you made any quilts from this book?

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  15. I have several of the Country Threads books and love their style.

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  16. I'm the same with charm squares, I love buying them but then never get around to using them. I have about 10 packs waiting to be used. I just joined up as a follower, about time seeing as I pop over every now and then. Congratulations on your 4 years blogging!!

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  17. a local quilt shop has a kit of fabrics for the bear paw, it's an adorable little quilt for sure as are all from the looks of the photos. i would love to own this book, so without further adeiu....

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  18. Thanks for the opportunity! Charm squares are good to have on hand. I use them for baby quilts and pinkeeps.
    I was able visit Country Threads a number of years ago. What a fun day that was.

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  19. Love your red/blk/wht piece, very nice. Wow, 4 years of blogging, good for you. Good luck to all in the giveaway, but please don't include me, I have that book already....along with a stack of new books. I just can't resist. Congrats on the kidlet going to UW. whoohoo!

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  20. These little quilts look like great fun! I would really like to win this book. I like your little quilt very much. I think it is so much fun to get scrappy within a color or two. It creates so much interest in the final quilt.

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  21. I know exactly what mean about charm packs! I too keep buying them then find I don't know what to do with them!
    Congratulations on your milestones!

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  22. I love charms...I've got some favorite patterns to use them up, but am always on the lookout. Nice blog.

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  23. I have a lot of scraps and like to make smaller pieces. Thanks for the opportunity. (ehodasz@yahoo.com)

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  24. I am seeing some interesting ideas in your blog. I also have charms just sitting waiting for a terrific. Plans for them. Thanks for the opportunity to have this great idea bee for charm squares.
    Marcia
    Fuzzy9291@yahoo.com

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  25. I am seeing some interesting ideas in your blog. I also have charms just sitting waiting for a terrific. Plans for them. Thanks for the opportunity to have this great idea bee for charm squares.
    Marcia
    Fuzzy9291@yahoo.com

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  26. Red, white, and black is one of my favorite color combinations for quilts. I had never heard of the Magic Triangles ruler before. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. Thanks for offering the generous giveaway.

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  27. Congrats on your milestone! I adore charm squares..they look so cute all stacked and waiting for the perfect pattern. I have a drawer stash of favorites just waiting for inspiration.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  28. Sharon, congrats on 200 posts and 0ver 100 followers. Like you I am a big fan of Country Threads. My first quilt was one of their patterns. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. I have been a follower for a little while. Hugs

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  29. Congratulations on reaching 200 posts over 100 followers. I like charm squares especially for patterns like the disappearing 9 patch. This looks like a very fun book.
    Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  30. I recently retired and gotten started on small quilts. It is fun to complete a project when three bed size quilts are in various stages. Cham squares are a fun way to have a scrapy look when the stash is limited in variety. The book looks great.
    Marcia

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