Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Christmas for Quilters 3 (+ giveaway)

So, once again, here is a button you can grab for your blog.  The button links back to the original intro post for this series and, over time, that post will link to all the subsequent posts in the series so just leave the button lying around when friends and relatives are around and hope that they click through and get some great ideas of what to get you for Christmas.  And just in case none of your relatives are showing any interest in any of these great ideas, there's a brand new paper piecing pattern giveaway at the end of this post (and hopefully all the CG4Q posts will have giveaways).

Christmas Gifts for Quilters
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This week I wanted to suggest a Christmas gift I only found out about last night.  Now you will have noticed the new trend on flickr and in blogland for paper pieced blocks and bees with themes such as kitchenalia, mail, doors, windows.  There are a few people at the forefront of this trend, principally in my mind, Penny Sewtakeahike, Ayumi Pink Penguin and Kerry verykerryberry.  Kerry has been drafting her own patterns for a while now and is about to start releasing them for sale in her Etsy shop.  There will be whole series of these patterns with different themes, all of which will make wonderful gifts for quilters.  Kerry's first pattern is the paper pieced winter woolies pdf pattern; hat, scarf and gloves.  Here is a wonderful wall hanging Kerry made using this pattern.


And another fabulous version made yesterday by Amy of During Quiet Time.  


If any of you would be interested in winning this pattern, I managed to twist Kerry's arm into letting me give three away as part of my Christmas for Quilters giveaways and the requirements of the giveaway are at the end of the post.  If you have already bought the pattern by the time the giveaway ends and then win one, Kerry will let you have her next pattern free instead.  So if you just can't wait, feel free to go ahead and buy the pattern now.  

And now I need to pick out four international and four Brit winners of the various and hugely generous Aurifil gifts bestowed on you by Signor Aurifil, Alex Veronelli.  All the winners were picked by Random Number Generator.

Firstly, the winners of the Ultra Collections:


The international winner is:



The Brit winner is: 


Secondly the winners of the Designer Collections:

The international winner is:


And the Brit winner is:




And finally the winners of the boxes of six Aurifil spools:


The international winners are:




And the Brit winners are:






Congratulations to all the winners.  Please email me with your name, your comment number and your mailing address so that the Aurifil threads can be mailed out to you. 

To enter today's giveaway to have a chance of winning one of Kerry's paper pieced winter wollies patterns, you have three chances.  The giveaway will close a week today (26 October) at which point the next CG4Q post will go up and a new giveaway announced.  

1.   Comment to say you follow this blog.  
2.   Comment to say you've spread the word about the giveaway (blog, facebook, twitter, google+ etc).
3.   Comment to let me know what other paper pieced designs you might like to see Kerry produce in the future.

131 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the lucky winners...and thanks to Lily's Quilts for the generous giveaway!! I am looking forward to more ideas!

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  2. Yes maam, I follow your blog.

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  3. I would like to see more winter and Christmas patterns. Trees, sleighs, snowmen and more.

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  4. Oh my Kerry and Amy, those are two adorable versions of the same pattern. Love it Kerry!!! I've never seen a Kerry-designed block I didn't love (the colour wheel of pencils was my all-time fav..uhh, that was yours, right?). I really love everyday stuff - all the kitchen things, furniture, sewing machines...etc.

    And you Auriful winners - LUCKY!!!!

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  5. What a great thread giveaway that was - well done to the winners.
    Still following.

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  6. Yes I follow, and I've blogged about it...I'd like more Christmas patterns.

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  7. That's a difficult one: I think animals (perhaps there are already?) or even better: people's faces.
    That would be nearly implossible, I suppose.

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  8. oooh I'm gutted I didn't win the aurifil box!
    Love Kerry's pattern and I have it already of course because I'm a creepy stalker. I am going to make it for my next bee month. I feel so clever now I don't have to come up with a skiing design myself yay!

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  9. I would love to see more winter motivs. e.g. snow flake or snowman

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  10. I'd like to see christmas ornaments (baubles, angels) in paper pieced

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  11. I would love some animal designs- I'm inot woodland creatures at the minute but then cows never go amiss in this house ;)

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  12. I follow your blog on Google Reader :)

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  13. I would like to see Kerry try some hat and shoe paper pieced blocks.

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  14. I follow your blog! Thank you.


    Congrats to the giveaway winners too!

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  15. I tweeted and have your button on my blog!
    http://twitter.com/#!/AMKreations/status/126612317038317568

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  16. I've never done paper piecing, though I plan to try. I bought some paper just recently.

    I would love to see a series of blocks for the year...like one a month. I think that'd be interesting. =) Thanks again.

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  17. Congrats to the winners! And thanks to Lynne & lovely Mr Aurifil for donating the goodies :-)
    I'm always following (from a non scary distance I promise)

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  18. I updated your giveaway on my blog http://gapquilter.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  19. I would love to see Kerry design some "sewing themed" items...like Sewing machine, needle, etc.

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  20. Yup, I follow you! It's a Fun place to visit :)

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  21. I have an obsession with Snowmen so more of that would be awesome!!

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  22. I blogged about your giveaway today at:
    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/10/wip-wednesday-101911.html

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  23. I have alwas wanted to try something like this, and golly this is a cute pattern to give it a shot on!!

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  24. Right now I am paper piecing snowflakes..maybe more snow themed patterns like this cute winter ensemble could be in the works?

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  25. I am a blog follower of yours...
    Hugz

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  26. Love this little pattern... would love more child focussed patterns...
    Hugz

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  27. I'd like to see patterns for everyday objects, also sewing and camping/outdoors themes. Can't wait to see what Kerry comes up with.

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  28. I am a follower!! I love Kerry's work, she's amazing!

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  29. I really love paper pieced birds.
    Kerry's patterns are all so lovely.
    Thanks.

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  30. Yes, I happily follow. Thank you.

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  31. Wow, you are taking on a (1970s) Bruce Forsyth role with all these fab gifts for everyone. The scores on the doors, the names on the frames.

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  32. I'm a follower! and I love Kerry's work!

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  33. Congrats to all the lucky winners. i am a follower

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  34. I'd love to see some kitchen utensils!

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  35. I don't have a blog etc but I've emailed my sewing group - I hope it counts!

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  36. I love to paper piece and I'm excited that there are new exciting patterns coming out.

    I have some pictures of classic appliances that I would love to do in paper piecing.

    Thanks!

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  37. I'd like to see some seasidey paper piecing patterns as I live on the Dorset coast.

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  38. I have been following all the wonderful paper pieced patterns from the Bee's and I'm so happy to know Kerry will be publishing.
    Congrats to all the winners.

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  39. I follow your blog. I would love to see Kerry do a paper pieced computer monitor and keyboard.

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  40. Being a new convert to paper piecing, I' looking for anything! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Also, congrats to the very lucky Aurifil winners!

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  41. Adorable pattern, maybe some people patterns to go with the woolies!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  42. congrats to the winners! I am a follower.

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  43. I am a follower....Congrats to the winners!!!

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  44. I love your blog and follow it!

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  45. I couldn't agree with you more re: Penny, Ayumi and Kerry. Their work is so incredibly inspiring and just perfect in every way! I don't think Kerry could go wrong with anything she designs... but I will be selfish and would fall out of my chair if she did a cello. :)

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  46. Congratulations to the lucky winners and thanks for the giveaway.

    I`d love to see more xmas and winter patterns.
    Trees,stars,snowman...

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  47. Yes Lilly I follow your blog.

    Bubles,angel in paper piecing are welcome.

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  48. Such a cute pattern. Yes, I follow your blog!

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  49. Hey there. Love the pattern - so cute. And I'm a follower :)

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  50. That is such a cute pattern! I am a follower!

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  51. I follow your blog and would love this pattern! Simply adorable!

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  52. I agree with the above comments about more Christmas patterns to go with this one, what a great little quilt that might make! Or a sewing machine pattern.. or little girl's dresses? I can dream, right?

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  53. I follow your blog - what a cute pattern! :)

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  54. I am a follower, my Dear...

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  55. I have stalked you for quite some time now!

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  56. I adore Kerry's patterns, maybe more Christmas related patterns, and kitchen themes always make good gift ideas!

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  57. Those thread winners are so lucky, but to have one of Kerry's patterns would be awesome! I hope as she puts out more patterns she more some kitchen themed blocks!

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  58. Anything Christmas for pp patterns.

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  59. I follow :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. I follow your blog :)

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. I follow. Thanks for the chance!

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  62. I follow your blog in my reader. :)

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  63. I'd love it if Kerry made her kitchen-themed patterns available. :)

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  64. I am a follower. WHat a cute pattern for the mini quilt. I just took a class on mini quilts and was wondering what else I could sew to make another one. Great pattern.

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  65. I would like to see some paper pieced patterns for zoo animals, giraffe, elephant etc.

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  66. I'm not a regular blogger, but did post your Christmas button on my TQS blog.

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  67. Congratulations to the winners! I'm a follower and wouldn't have it any other way! Thanks for these posts...I love them! (And I love Kerry's pattern!)

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  68. I've spread the word about the giveaway on my blog http://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/2011/10/move-along-nothing-much-to-see-here.html - thank you!

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  69. I suggested to Kerry that she create a pattern of Archie - now who wouldn't want a fabric version of ATWD?!!! Oh, cat lovers, apparently...well, in that case, I'd love a bare tree against a sunset/sunrise. Not sure my skills would be up to sewing it but I'd have a go!

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  70. I'm posting about Kerry's new pattern tomorrow in Really Random Thursday, and I just bought the pattern myself so don't enter me in the giveaway. But I just had to say hi. So HI, Lynne!

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  71. My BFF's grandson is a competitive fencer and she is always complaining that she can never find fabrics or designs related to the sport of fencing. She would be thrilled if she could make a quilt of fencing designs for her grandson.

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  72. I would like to see a heart medley design. A few different sizes. Names could very easily be added to make a nice littler person gift for Valentine's or anytime :)

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  73. I would love a cowboy hat/boots block- the skier woul dbe incredible to have a pattern for, and sewing notions :)

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  74. Congrats to all those lucky winners. I follow you and would love to win this pattern! Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

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  75. I follow, can't get rid of me that easily! Congrats to the winners, except Nicky, not speaking to her any more!

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  76. I believe you got a mention ce soir...
    http://flyingblindonarocketcycle.blogspot.com/2011/10/workingon-wednesday.html

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  77. I would love to a paper-pieced stereo-ghetto blaster type affair! Showing my age!!

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  78. Thank you : ) I won some thread and I have sent you an email with my information! Love the paper pieced pattern and both versions....so cute.

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  79. Here is entry #1 - I absolutely love very kerry berry's winter paper piecing! I follow your blog via google. Not sure if my blog will link to this - so here's an email - laura5552 at gmail dot com

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  80. I would like to see Kerry do three more seasonal matching ideas - this one makes a great winter theme - would enjoy seeing what she could come up with for the other three seasons! (Entry #2!)

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  81. I'm a follower, and am thrilled about this giveaway. Perhaps even more thrilled at the inspiration I feel, having seen today's gorgeous examples. Thanks to everyone.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  82. Posted it on my FB page, which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/readerwoman5552 (Entry #3!!!!)

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  83. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/wordygirl11/status/126809322155032576

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  84. I follow with Google Reader and I'd love to win this pattern.

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  85. Would it be possible to paper piece a manual typewriter?

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  86. I am a long time blog follower, of course!

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  87. I would love to see some paper pieced SURFBOARDS!

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  88. I'd love to see a pattern for cute paper pieced houses and maybe city scenes, or maybe a forest?

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  89. I'm a follower of your blog - and congratulations to all the winners! Those are amazing prizes. :)

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  90. I follow your blog! Foundation pieced patterns: princesses, mermaids, dinosaurs, flowers, butterflies, turtles - the things that little girls would like in a quilt.

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  91. I think some scissors and thread reels would be great to see. Thanks for the chance :)

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  92. Congratulations ladies enjoy sewing with those superb threads.
    Love Kerry's patterns they are so different from the usual PP patterns - I know someone who'd love this pattern ;o)

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  93. Lynne, you are just so sweet! I have this lovely pattern so don't count me for the giveaway ;) Seems like Krista though the colored pencils block belongs to you. nope nope it's mine!

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  94. yay for manda! i am so happy she won! lets hope i win this time!

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  95. I follow your blog and it appears on my igoogle homepage, which is pretty cool if you ask me!

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  96. 1. I follow this blog..and its a ton of fun!

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  97. I'd love for Kerry to make paper pieced patterns for 3D geometric shapes...I think the accuracy and crispness that paper pieced patterns provide will make them ubercool!

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  98. Of course I'm following! Its a wonderful little blog :) I need to blog more on mine, but thanks to some confusion within moving everythings in boxes here and there :S so I cant acomplish anything to blog about

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  99. I've spread word :) I posted on Stitchtalk and have your button on my blogs :)

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  100. I am a new follower via Google Reader of the blog!

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  101. Paper piecing scares me so I'd want to see something nice and easy with tips and tricks for all levels.

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  102. I would love to see paper pieced animals, perhaps even a whole alphabet of them. They would be perfect for a nursery or kids room!

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  103. I also blogged about your series here:
    http://echinopsaster.blogspot.com/2011/10/lynne-over-at-lilys-quilts-has-been.html

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  104. I'd like to see more Christmas patterns - anything cute to decorate with, and maybe some other seasonal wall hangings the same size as this one so I have something to hang up each month in the spot I'm making for this one!

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  105. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  106. I have not paper pieced yet. I'm new to quilting but it's something that I'd love to try. How about some patterns of flowers? Thanks for a chance to win.

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