Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Kaffe quilt fabric giveaway - HOT NEWS

The Kaffe Fassett "how many hours will it take Lynne to finish Diagonal Madness for her mum" giveaway has just got interesting.  Because it is now being sponsored by Celtic Fusions Fabrics.  And the HOT NEWS is that you get to choose your very own giveaway (up to the value of £20).  If you choose carefully, that's 8 fat quarters.  You can choose fat quarters, mini cloth stacks, patterns, linen tapes, anything at all from Gwen's shop.  And if you win, your choices will be sent to you (subject to them still being available in the shop, failing which you will be free to choose suitable alternatives to the same value).  Here's a little tempter of something you might choose...
 
The previous rule that you have as many guesses as you want has now changed.  You now have only two chances to win this prize.  You can make two different guesses.  One guess on my blog and one on Gwen's Celtic Fusions blog.  If you've already made your first guess on my blog, you're in a good position but you need to head on over to Gwen's blog for your second guess and to specify what you would like from her shop.  What about these beauties...
I have taken 18 hours to get this far (see partial quilt top lounging on log pile below) and I have to complete this quilt: (which is not pictured for copyright reasons).  How will we decide a winner?  We will take a few people who are close in hours to the final tally and will then pick the most interesting / funny / intelligent / insightful comment as the winner. Also, guesses now will count more than guesses two stitches before the end.  MUCH MORE!  And the winner is more likely to be someone who is now or becomes a regular visitor to our blogs as opposed to someone who pops in for the day, has a guess then we never hear from them again. I'm not saying you have to follow us but followers and blog readers we get to know may have an advantage. The quilt will take me a few more weeks to finish and the giveaway winner will be announced at the end.  Good Luck!

20 comments:

  1. Oooohh how tempting you are :) I don't remember what I guessed. Was it 57 hours?

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  2. Now, I have all the faith in the world in your abilities, but this isn't a guess as to how long it COULD take you to do--it's how long it WILL take you :) I'm guessing 90 hours. What?? Those Kaffe patterns can be a b**ch!

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  3. This is looking great! Congratulations on having so much done already. Beautiful!! :)

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  4. I think some clarification is in order before I make my final guess over at Gwen's. :) Does finish mean finish the top or finish the whole thing - binding and everything? Are you planing on hand stitching the binding? Straight line or meandering or hand quilting? Going to add any appliqué? Will Gwen ship internationally? I love the Alice in Wonderland! I'm glad I found your blog!
    -Leila

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  5. 85 1/2 hours, thats my guess :) Karen xx

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  6. oh wow, it's beautiful already. Kaffe Fasset fabric is amazing. hopefully he'll be at the Festival of Quilts again this year. OH just think of all the fabric we can see/buy there. drooling yet?

    OK, and I am guessing it will be 93 hours. (my favorite numbers) so hey, take your time.

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  7. Wow! That is a complicated quilt! As a relatively new sewer I can't imagine how long it might take. I have only ever made a very simple quilt and that took me hours. My guess would be about 48 hours. That's quite alot less than everyone else's guesses but that just shows the faith I have in you (or is a reflection of my inexperience!) Good Luck and I can't wait to see the finished look.

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  8. I am going to guess 73 hours. Since I am in the process of making my first quilt it seems like cutting takes a long time. That looks like lots of pieces to cut.

    Joanna
    jmbyer@gmail.com

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  9. My second guess is 46 hours. Why, you ask? Well, first to undercut the other guesses and secondly, you have gotten quite a bit done in those 18 hours!! :)

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  10. I am guessing 62 hours, not sure if that is for FINISHED FINISHED or finished top but that will be my guess. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Hi Lynne,

    I am sticking to my original guess of 75hrs, the quilt looks amazing..P.S. we have our 15 (plus some !)for our bee, thanks again for your help. xx

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  12. Can I guess how many spots you'll photograph your quilt-in-progress in?

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  13. Well, I personally would take much longer, but here's to you finishing in 77 hours! :) Good luck! Looks great so far.

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  14. That quilt is just gorgeous!

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  15. Well I am a guest who is becoming a follower because I enjoyed your post on Stash Manicure so much. And voila! when I come here you are making a Kaffe Fassett quilt and having a giveaway. Being new to your blog I'm not up on your quilting habits but you said something about completing quilts in three days on the post. So I'm going to guess that you'll be done this at 12:47 a.m. on your Monday morning. Cause you'll work on it this weekend and be so close to finishing you'll stay up really late even though you have to get up early to get the kids off to school and get to work. And listen to your long suffering husband moan...

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  16. Lynne has informed me that I totally messed up with my guess. It's number of hours she wants, not time of day. I think I wrote my post before I drank my tea this morning. My mind must have been a little befuddled. I couldn't figure out how to get into Gwen's shop this morning either and figured I'd do it later. Anyway... my guess is 97 hours. Not that I think you're slow or anything Lynne but it would take me that long...

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  17. Hi Lynne, you know I am a new follower but hopefully faithfull from now on! That is one beautiful quilt!! Wowsers!! I can see the top is done so it's just the backing, sandwiching, quilting and binding... Now there are a lot of variables possible...!! Is the back going to be pieced or wholecloth? Is the quilting simple or complex? It is virtually impossible to guess.. but hey, assuming you want it done and not going to do anything too complicated, (and every faith in your abilities) I am going to say.... 28 !! (probably wildy out but hey...fun to play yes?) Best of luck!! Looking forward to seeing it done!

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  18. Oh heck... just realized that top is not finished... disregard my entry.. I was too hasty and thought the quilt top was donw.. No idea - let's say something different from anybody else.. How about 72?

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  19. Just come across your blog and have really enjoyed reading through it. I noticed from your comment on another blog that you grew up in Berkhamsted...we moved here 18 months ago and are loving it!

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  20. Random guess for today is 58 hours, 18 minutes and 6 seconds. The minutes and the seconds are when I seem to have time to quilt. I think the hours bit happens when the kids leave home doesn't it?!

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