Monday, 31 May 2010

Fabric giveaway

The lucky winner of this contest will win £20 (equivalent to about $30) worth of fabric or other goodies of their choice from Celtic Fusion Fabrics- international entries welcome.  What do you have to do? You have to guess how long it will take me to piece, quilt and bind Kaffe Fassett's Diagonal Madness.  23 hours has got me this far:
You can have one guess on my blog and a different guess on the Celtic Fusion Fabrics blog - and let Gwen know what you'd like to win from her shop while you're there.  Commenters who leave interesting / funny / insightful comments will be more likely to win as will entrants who take the time to pick something they would like to win from Gwen's shop as will followers of our blogs.  You don't have to follow but it will count in your favour. Here's a taster of some of Gwen's fabulous fabrics...

79 comments:

  1. Wow, its coming on Lynne, looking really good :)

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  2. You are making progress! It is looking pretty! I bet your mom will love it!

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  3. Looks like I'm out with my time estimates - ps your remind me I need to order some logs for next winter

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  4. The quilt looks lovely!
    Those colours look so pretty.

    I guess it will take a total of..... 64 hours to finish.

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  5. I'm seriously excited by the idea of UK fabric stores. In the UK! Here, where I live! Aaaah. (My husband will be less than excited to hear the news, I imagine...)

    I am guessing 60 hours to complete the entire quilt. And after perusing the Celtic Fusion Fabrics website, I just can't decide what I would go for. Currently torn between hedgehog fabrics and 30s kitchenalia... decisions, decisions!

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  6. I don't know if this is way off or not but I think it will only take you 40 hours more. You've gotten so far already!!!
    I'm going to look at Gwen's site now:)

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  7. I guessed the same amount on both blogs! Can I change my guess to... 46 hours? Thanks!

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  8. I'm guessing an additional 49 hours to finish the quilt. Good luck, it's looking fantastic!

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  9. I'm guessing about 72 hrs to finish. Unless your like me and work on several other things at the same time. Then who knows? 72 hrs is a lot more than it would take you to finish your quilt for DQS 9!! :)

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  10. I am a follower! (I also have four kids)

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  11. I'd slow down after 23 hours, but I'd be faster...

    I'm going with 50 hours even.

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  12. I'm guessing 100 hours to do it all.
    Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

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  13. What fun giveaway. I went over to Gwen's shop and she has so many lovely fabrics. Love Heather Bailey's line. The blues and roses are beautiful. I'm thinking you will need between 60 and 75 hours to piece quilt AND bind.

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  14. Sorry I should have given you one number, so I will say 61 hours.

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  15. Wow that depends on how you are quiliting by hand or machine or is that half the size of the finished quilt? Taking a guess (literally) maybe 55hrs if you are moving the same pace and that is half of the finished & you will machine quilt it....lol, I may be in left field! Anyhow it looks great! BTW I love all the fabrics too!

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  16. Let's go 76 hours, binding can be a paiiiiin.

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  17. I guess an additional 42 hours to finish.

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  18. I think 72 hours- but I'm probably judging wrong because I am the slowest quilter I know. It's very lovely!

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  19. I am thinking another 23 hours to piece the rest of the top. An hour to make the sandwich, 5 hours to quilt (I hope you are not handquilting! If you are I am really off!!) and 3 hours to bind. That gives me a total of 55 hours. Wow. That's a long time. I sure hope you are keeping this for yourself!

    I love the Kokka hedgehogs and the Kokka Alice in WOnderland fabrics from the shop.

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  20. I am guessing 61 total hours. Good luck it looks beautiful.
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  22. I am a follower now. I love the alexander henry line and the kokka line. I keep looking at everyones quilts with envy. I really want to make one but am scared and intimidated. Yours are lovely though.
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  23. Well, if 23 hours got you that far, assuming you precut your fabric, I'm going to guess about 54 hours.

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  24. Look at the progress you have made so far! You should be so proud of yourself. I'm guesstimating a total of 65 hours as I don't know what you have in mind for quilting. It should be about another 42 hours and I hope that etimate doesn't discourage you as it will be such a beautiful quilt when you are finished.

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  25. WHAT A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    I'D GUESS 52 HOURS!
    YOU ARE A BRAVE ONE MIXING THOSE WONDERFUL BOLD COLORS!THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  26. I have no idea about the woman hours this will take I would guess 60 total hours. Did I win yet? How bout now? OK, OK, I'm on my way over to Celtic Fusion (love that name, BTW) to leave a comment too. Have a sunfunly day!!

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  27. I have officially signed up to stalk, er I mean, *follow* you!

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  28. I can already tell that you are much faster than me, so I'm not going to guess the 328 hours it would take me. How about 42 hours?

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  29. Ok, I get it now...I guess 52, yep that's right, 52 glorious hours of sewing and quilting and binding goodness. Now make it happen!! <3

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  30. I would have to guess 57. Hope I'm the BIG winner!!
    My email is plincoln@umich.edu So you can email me when I win!!!!!!

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  31. This took 23 hours so far - with 4 kids too! I estimate that it will take at least another 50 or so hours...let's guess that it will take 75 hours total. Thank you for this fun giveaway. This is a beautiful quilt. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  32. This is hard to guess - I have four children also and just when I think I am cruising on a project - yes, you guessed it - I am interrupted. Maaaaaaaaaaam - Julia hit me, Maaaaaaaaaaaaa - can I ride my bide outside, Maaaaaaam - can we go to McDonalds, MOM - what are we having for supper, etc, etc, etc. Then there is the blog surfing, fabric window shopping and numerous comments to be made. So my guess for finishing time is:
    25 more hours of sewing.
    36 hours of pestering, poking, complaining and whining from your sweet children.
    10 hours of trying to quilt with another 10 hours of having to make dinner/lunch or breakfast.
    5 hours of binding sewing.
    5 more hours of trying to find where you left your needle.
    1 hour of trying to decide what kind of label to use.
    2 hours of trying to get the label straight.
    and 1 more hour of admiring your masterpiece.
    That brings us to 108 hours total! Now I'm off to become a follower and to window shop at Gwen's shop. I'll be back to leave another comment of what I would fancy to win.
    PS - Mama Spark sent me to you :)
    Laurie

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  33. Back from the shop - what neat fabrics! I would love to use a gift certificate for 2 mini stacks of retro leaf and bird and 3 yards of the sweet blue chick tape. I would be willing to wait for the red riding hood tape that is out of stock - that was so cute! Thank you both for this giveaway - it's nice to have found you!
    Laurie

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  34. You've done a great job so far. I'm guessing about 58 hours and 23 minutes should get you to the finish line, please don't drink that tea too close to your Mom's quilt though.

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  35. Beautiful quilt! I would say another 55 hours to get it completed?

    galew417@comcast.net

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  36. Love the quilt! I guess it will take you 57 hours to finish!

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  37. I think... I'm going to say 52 hours and 27 minutes. I'm not sure on the seconds!

    It's coming along great, now if you'll excuse me I'm off to visit Gwen's shop.

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  38. i am guessing 72 hours to finish. that fabric is amazing.

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  39. I'm going to guess 52 hours. It will depend on what kind of quilting your are going to do. Love it, stunning colours.

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  40. Hmmm, my guess is 69 hours total. get moving!!

    Thanks for the giveaway! Who doesn't love free fabric? or cupcakes? or dental work? ooops. that last one just fell out. I'm so embarrassed.

    it is true, however, that since the divorce I have to pay for pain in my life...♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ☺

    ♥Duff

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  41. I'll guess a total of 56 hours. So if I'm getting close spead up a little ok? I love the elephants from Kaufman and Chirp fabrics. They would make such cute baby quilts.

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  42. My guess is an additional 43 hours to finish the top, put the sandwich together, baste, quilt and bind it...with a label!

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  43. Wow. 23 hours. Another 23 hours otta do it! That's just my guess.

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  44. Oh! I just joined to follow you!

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  45. Ello! I am going to guesstimate that it will take about 33 more. You appear to be half way through the meat of it, and then have the borders to finish. So, I am going to say 23 to finish the big portion and then an extra 10 for the borders. I looked at the shop as well and love the tiny farm animals sale fabric. There seems to be some stuff that we don't have here across the pond. I became a follower too! Oh, and by the way, this is all written with my excellent rendition of a British accent. Cheerio!

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  46. i think maybe another 40 hours? cues you have another half that is worth 23 hours plus all the rest...
    but its worth the time your quilt is beautiful!

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  47. I am a follower now, too! Thanks!

    galew417@comcast.net

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  48. I'm going to guess 44 hours and 44 minutes ...have fun, I love the quilt!

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  49. Looking good! I'm guessing it will take 50.5 hours

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  50. This is fun! If it were me (never mind that I might not have gotten as far as you have already), it would take me another 20 to finish it ('cause you speed up after a bit) and then a year or so of languishing while I *thought* about backing, borders and binding, followed by uncountable hours of hand quilting, because I am scared of my sewing machine.
    See, it's good to be you! I say 15 more for finishing the top,8 for quilting, 5 for binding and fixing up things that might not be just right. So 48 total, sounds too quick, so 52, just because.
    I loved that top fabric in your sample, so went to visit the site, but, honestly, found it hard to navigate, though the fabrics look gorgeous, so I couldn't find it. I love all the echino i did see, especially Quiet Ground.
    Thanks!

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  51. I am guessing 87 hours total!
    With four kids I'm guessing that it'll be a LONG time-line, though! I have 3 myself...all under 4, so I understand the hectic-ness of it :)
    I can't wait to see it all finished!!

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  52. 63 hours but 100 hours worth of heart!

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  53. Wow, my guess is 92 hours. Yikes, that sounds like a lot.

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  54. I am going to guess that it will take 61 hours for you to finish. If it were me, and you added in the ADD-like attention span I get when something new flits across my view, it would take 9 months, 1 week and 6 days - about the same as my 3rd pregnancy.

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  55. A giveaway YEAH! (happy dance, happy dance, happy dance - picture the gopher from Caddyshack, yep, that's me dancing, only without the fur, and with clothes) It is after 11PM here on the west coast of the USA and I am afraid I am all out of insightful comments, wait a second..... nope nothing. But, if I happen upon an insightful comment I'll try and remember it for my next post! Have a great day!

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  56. haven't really got a clue as to time it will take, but let's say hmmmmmmmm...100 hours? i love kaffe's fabrics!! have several of the same ones you're using in his pickle dish quilt from the romance book my son and dil gave me for Christmas. soooooo my colors and flowers are another love of mine. it sure is a fun quilt you're doing. thanks for the giveaway opportunity. have a great day!!

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  57. You have time for this madness? with four kids... ok I love the quilt and I think with time in between for tea and kids and counting to ten at least four times. 104 hrs.?
    Have fun finishing - the quilt.
    Colleen
    Butler83ataoldotcom

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  58. forgot to add that I love anything a.henry but would get from Gwens shop the Hedgehogs- actually I am going to get some of it for a lovely messenger bag for my daughter.
    Colleen
    Butler83ataoldotcom
    I am signing up to be a follower. Thank you for the change to enter.

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  59. Just pulling a # of of my umm air so let's say 62 hours total.

    thanks for a chance

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  60. Hmmm......I love the quilt so far. Lesseee....if that took you 23 hours then my guess would be this:
    1 hour staring at the fabric that you have yet to cut.
    2 hours trying to tear yourself away from starting another project before you finish this one.
    3 hours winding bobbins and "fixing" sewing machine
    4 hours nesting your rows just the right way for your quilt top to look fantabulous.
    5 hours ripping out what you just sewed - so that your quilt top will look fantabulous.
    AND, the last 6 hours before you have to absolutely have to HAVE this quilt DONE - to actually sew the quilt before deadline or due date.

    Enjoy!

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  61. I left a post already but forgot to include my guesstimate on finishing time, My guess is 62.5 hours.

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  62. I am going to guess 56 hours total. Ant it is looking great so far.

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  63. I commented to Gwen which fabrics I liked...actually Loved...that Goatie Postie is a hoot. Am a follower of her blog and yours...twist my arm right? My guess at Gwen's was 51, so if you're way ahead, slow down and get closer to 51 wouldya.... get a cuppa or tell your family you are "working" and hide with beverage, book, or hammock!

    Ok, second guess....hmmm 27 hours... that is without any seamrippers, because you are THAT quilter who never needs them....notice blatent brown nosing. Here is the formula (to show my work just like geometry class)....20 ft in your family, counting the cats. Add the number 7 which is the number of days a week you'll feel compelled to work on this project knowing all of us are waiting with bated breath... bated breath? Won't Altoids take care of that? Ah, so that's what I threw out to use for my pins! Seriously, have a wonderful time finishing this quilt and thank you for the fun giveaway!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  64. I love the Echino fabric as well as the Kokka. My guess is 49.5 hours. For me it would be triple that since I always have to unpick something! Ugh. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. Hi Lynne,

    I'm ashamed to say that I have unfinished projects dating back nearly 30 years but I'm guessing that you won't take quite so long to finish your gorgeous quilt! Hmm, 69 hours springs to mind but as a virgin follower, I don't want to lower the tone of your comments *blushes*. As I'm always running a couple of hours behind schedule I'll guess at 71 hours total for you to make it. Good luck!

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  66. I'll go with 67 hours (as a novice I assume that the work behind the scenes, i.e. behind the top layer takes an awful lot longer than the top)
    And I am very curious to see the whole quilt- I would so olove to start my own, but am too scared!!

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  67. It's gorgeous so far! I think a total of 55 hours. Oh wait, it's summer and you have four kiddos. Maybe 63 hours?! Good luck!

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  68. If you're already 23 hours in and around half-way finished... My guess, if you're anything like me, you'll finish the face in another 20 hours (plus distraction time as noted by Laurie) and then it will sit in a box/shelf/cubby pestering you to be finished for the next... oh... four months. At which point, after you've started five new projects, you'll pull it out and think to yourself, "I really should finish this quilt." And then you'll actually start working on it about a month later.

    So my guess? Approximately 4392 hours - which is about six months. :D

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  69. Wow, a UK quilt shop I didn't know about, I'm over there immediately. Nearly forgot...it will take you a total of 58 hours and 35 minutes to get the quilt completed, including the label!! How do I know that? Well, that'd be telling. Right, off to Gwen's thanks for the tip and the chance to win....

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  70. If I won, there'd be some Wild Thymes going on in the states!! Love that fabric! And I'm guessing round about 50 hours to complete, give or take a cup of tea or two!

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  71. I would say about 45 hours. Give or take a half hour :)

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  72. I bet you can get it done in a total of 50 hours

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  73. I guess 48 hours. This is really fun and your quilt is going to be gorgeous!!!

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  74. I am a follower....

    I think your quilt is amazing and that it will take a total of 77 hours to complete!

    Gorgeous!

    SheilaC

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  75. I am going to go for 63 hours and 39 minutes. I think it would take me that long to get as far as you have gotten. They don't call it "Madness" for nothing do they??

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  76. How many hours...lets see. The first half took 23 hours, but your excitement either waned or waxed so it would either be 40 hours or 66 hours. So for me, the most logical guess would be...omg, you have to fix tea, go to the powder room, take showers, occasionally feed either yourself or other hungry mouths. Then you have laundry, unless you can afford a maid then you still have to clean before she gets there, because, omg, YOU DON'T WANT HER TO SEE THOSE DUST BUNNIES! Then you have the relatives to entertain or feed, same thing. So, if you were me or I were you, it would have taken an additional 22 hours and 17 minutes. Final answer. Elaine

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  77. I think this quilt top looks great. Maybe you are so inspired by all the supportive comments that you'll finish the top faster than anyone can believe. So I guess 15 more hours...

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  78. 60 hours. Love the quilt so far!! :)

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