Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Blog-Hop Party with Giveaway!




I'm writing this post a little in advance of the "wearin' of the Green," so I can link up with Quilter's Fun Blog.  They're hosting a St. Patrick's Day Blog-Hop Party with Giveaways.  The giveaway will be open from today through March 23rd.




Here's my giveaway:
  



It's a set of Carolina Lily paper-pieced foundation tissues; the pattern was designed by Cindi Edgerton, who does wonderful foundation designs.  There are enough papers to make up to a king-size quilt, and lots of alternate designs.

To be entered for this giveaway, leave me a comment about what you like about Foundation piecing, and become a follower on my blog.  If you're already a follower, just tell me.  If you don't have a blog, make sure you leave me your email address so I can contact you.  Given that this give-away doesn't weigh too much, I will ship internationally.


Make sure you link back to Quilter's Fun Blog tomorrow after midnight to see what everybody else is giving away this week.  Have a great St. Patrick's Day....we're going to have lamb stew....and maybe an Irish coffee or two.....yum....

Good luck,

Chatty Kathy. 


74 comments:

B Greene said...

I have not tried paper piecing yet, but it is very high on my to-do list. This would be just the puch that I need! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

Connie said...

I'm a follower Kathy, and would you believe that foundation piecing is one thing I have only tried and didn't succeed at in the past, it is on my "bucket list" this year! Thanks!

Richard Healey said...

I am also a follower. And have never done paper piecing. I keep looking at quilts made that way and say wow. But then again really don't get it. If I win it would be nice to try thins and see how it works out.

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Pippa Parsons said...

I'm a follower already, I haven't used foundation paper before, just paper piecing really, would be great to give it a chance

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I love the precision of foundation piecing. I am a regular follower.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

Lisa Cox said...

I am a follower already

Lisa Cox said...

I've only done 1 paper pieced block so far, and it was the hardest thing I have ever done, LOL. I had to rip out seams 5 times. Guess it's definitely one that shouldn't be done at night.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Falou a minha língua...eu sou viciada em hexágono,estrelas,e tudo que leva papel.Estou numa de borboletas agora é o máximo de lindo.Tenho uma revista muuuuito antiga e velha que tem uma colcha que é um entrincado de estrelas,que não morro antes de fazer.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Judy said...

I'm a new follower and I'm loving paper piecing. I've done the first 2 blocks in the NY Beauty QAL and having a riot. I'm looking forward to doing more with paper piecing as I continue to learn. Thanks for the chance.

jmniffer said...

I like how accurate paper piecing is. Thanks for your giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I like the accuracy I can achieve with paper foundation piecing.
Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower.

Margaret said...

I have only done one paper piecing class. The instructor was not very good so I was discouraged but would love to try it again. I did buy a book to try and teach myself. This would go a long way in that goal.

hueisei said...

I scared of PP. Never try before. I saw the steps at NYB and I want to scream....

conny's quilts said...

Loveley give away you have, thanks for the opportunity! Always such fun the blog hop give away parties! Paperpiecing is my favorite technic so these sheets are very welcome!

Kathy ~~~ said...

you are able to easily do detailed work. I love paper piecing.

Carla G said...

I haven't done any paper piecing yet. I'm just a newbie quilter. I just finished my first quilt top last weekend. I would love to try paper piecing though. Thanks for a chance to win! :) I'm already a follower. :)

Patti said...

I have yet to figure out why I love paper piecing. It is frustrating and time consuming, but I am obsessed with the darn stuff! Thanks for the giveaway and maybe a new tool to try!

Dee said...

I am a follower.

Dee said...

Love paper piecing - love lilies.

Julie said...

I am a follower and actually have never done paper piecing but would love to start. Thanks

drama85goddess said...

I'm a new follower. I have wanted to try paper piecing but have never known where to start. Thanks for the giveaway

Karen Linton said...

I'm a new follower.

Karen Linton said...

I've not done any foundation piecing yet, so I have no real idea what I'd like.

Rhonda D. said...

I am a new follower. I am so glad
that I found you! Since I had my
stroke, I find that foundation or
paper piecing is my most favorite
and easiest for me to do. I LOVE it. I have not been able to do a
king size quilt for our bed, and
this would be perfect!! Thanks
for the chance to win!!

wigglypup2@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

I'm a new follower. I love paper piecing. I love the perfect alignment and the ability to create things in fabric you couldn't do traditionally

Jsoosay said...

I'm a new follower! I love that with paper piecing you can get such perfect points and seams.

Marcia W. said...

I tried foundation piecing once and found my piecing was more accurate. I haven't assembled the blocks yet, but would love to try another quilt with this method. Thanks for the chance.

Marcia W. said...

I tried foundation piecing once and found my piecing was more accurate. I haven't assembled the blocks yet, but would love to try another quilt with this method. Thanks for the chance.

Gwen said...

I am already a follower.. I would love to win this prize-- paper piecing is something that I've never tried, but it is on my "to-do-this-year" list! Thank you so much for the chance to win!! :-)

Lori said...

I really like paper piecing because of the ease of fitting fabrics together and how nice they all look when done.
I would like to follow but dont see a button for following by email

Cindy said...

I love foundation piecing because my points always come out! Currently I am working on a Civil War Quilt which is mainly done with foundation piecing. Thank you for the chance to win!

Jeanne Gwin said...

i am your newest follower. You sure do pretty things. In all honesty I have never done foundation or paper piecing before but winning your giveaway is sure to get me going and I know I can always ask you for help if need be. Thanks for a very very nice giveaway (buttering up Mr. R. Org to choose me) Stop over at my blog and enter my giveaway. http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com

Janet said...

I love to paper piece. In fact I am designing my own block right now. I am going to be teaching a class so I thought why now!!

DeAnna S. said...

I'm a follower. I've never paper pieced but I'm very interest. Quilts I've seen are beautiful.

Prairie Stitcher said...

Thanks for letting us visit. I have never done foundation piecing. Is it the same as paper piecing? I think I've done one of those in our quilter's choice group where we all make blocks for a year for one another. So, I've done ONE! It was fun, I have to say. Generally, I'm an appliquer...I'll go and sign up to follow you right after this. I design Sunbonnet Sue quilts. You can see me at http://www.prairiecottagecorner.blogspot.com

quiltmom said...

I like paper piecing or foundation piecing for all the times that one needs to do a pattern with precision pieces. It makes it so much easier to be accurate. I also did use paper piecing for a group of women that had not done much quilting and they wanted to make a group quilt. It made it possible for the blocks all to be the same size.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Kathy said...

I love paper piecing because of all the sharp points and different shapes you can make if you really want to. I did two (actually 8 pieces) NY Beauty quilt blocks this week.

Martha said...

I am now your follower...and I have never done foundation piecing, but I would enjoy learning it. Thanks for being so generous.

Charlene S said...

Foundation piecing allows a 'close is good quilter' to produce accurate pieces.

Linda V said...

I have never done foundation piecing but have done paper piecing. I find it a bit slow to get started, but precision is great! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Kelli said...

I am a new follower. :o) Nice to *meet* you. Haven't tried foundation piecing yet. Thanks for the chance to win.
xo

Susan said...

Hi Chatty Kathy,
What I love about paper piecing is the precision! Would love to make a King Size quilt with your pattern!

Quilting "b" said...

I have not tried paper piercing, but would love to try. Thank you for a chance to win a great giveaway

Quilting "b" said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thankyou for the chance to win

Nancy R. said...

I'm a new follower. What I like about foundation piecing is that the end result comes out exact. Great for making stars. Thanks!

Elaine said...

Hi Kathy

I haven't had a go at piecing yet, my quilting buddy loves doing it though. I love the quilt pattern on the front. Than you for a chance to win :)

marth225 said...

I love to paper piece - it makes everything match so perfectly. I'm a new follower

Robin said...

This would be my first paper piecing experience. Just the motivation I need. Thank yo ufor the opportunity.

AlessandraLace said...

paper piecing is amazing. thank you for this chance. I am follower from Italy

Bonnie58 said...

I love paper piecing - it gives such nioce, sharp points even if it is a bit messy.

Bonnie58 said...

I'm a new follower from Sak. Canada Here's hoping for the giveaway...

Joyce Carter said...

Hi. I am a new follower. I haven't tried paper piecing before. I would love to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt and I have seen people do paper piecing on hexagons. So this looks like an easier way to do it than the traditional way.I am all for learning an easier way to do things. Thanks for your giveaway.

SewLindaAnn said...

I love paper/foundation piecing. I think my OCD feeds off the clear points. It's like putting together a fabric puzzle to me.

Mystica said...

Have not tried this tecnique. Maybe this is the push I need!

Cherilyn said...

I am a new follower! I have not tried paper piecing yet. I would love to try. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

I am a new follower. I have to say, I love the finished look of foundation piecing. I haven't actually tried it--but really admire all of the quilts my MIL has made using the method. I would love to try!

Jodi said...

Great giveaway and a good reason to start a new quilt. I've taken a class on paper piecing and really enjoyed. I loved that it was so accurate. I'm also a new follower.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

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angchappell said...

march marks my third year of quilting and im self taught and only tried pp 2 times. But think if i had more time to really sit down and read about it i could get better at it angchappell@yahoo.com

Sharmond said...

I like the precision of paper piecing. I am still learning paper piecing and excited about your giveaway.

KrisD said...

I just became a follower. How was your lamb stew??? Sounds yummy! I've tried paper piecing once and didn't do so well with it. Maybe I need to give it another chance. Thanks for the chance to win.

karen pior said...

I love the sharp crisp points you can achieve with foundation piecing. I am a new follower.

Cheers,
Karen

LeAnne said...

Some designs are so much easier with paper piecing. Some just can't be done without it. I use the "paperless paper piecing" technique where you sew right next to the paper, not through the paper. Carolina Lilies has always been one of my favorite patterns.

Lee said...

I like how exact the design come out with foundation quilting. Thanks and I am a follower!

PJ said...

I want to learn how to paper piece and I hope to take a class this year in it. Thanks for joining in the Blog Party Hop!

PJ said...

I'm a new follower.

Nancy Sue said...

Foundation piecing is still a bit of mystery for me. I've tried a wee bit of it. It's still a bit like rubbing my stomach and patting my head at the same time. I heard that using the other side of your brain keeps your brain healthy, so perhaps foundation piecing will keep me young(er) :)
I'm a follower here to your north in Maryland. Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Enjoy our fab-u-ous weather!!

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I've tried foundation piecing only once before, so I wouldn't be much of a critic. Thanks for participating in the blog hop party. I'm have a blast!

Mamabill said...

I love the Carolina Lily pattern and foundation piecing is so great because blocks look so perfect.

Anne said...

I like how sharp the design turns out with foundation piecing.

quiltgrammy said...

I'm a follower, I have not tried paper piecing, but would love to try it, I really like how you can get some really nice details.

Maria Kievit said...

Have tried some paper piecing. It is a lot of work, but the end result is often very nice. New follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Karen Propes said...

I'm a follower and only tried paper piecing once, but enjoyed it and would love to do more. These papers would surely help. Thanks for giveaway.
ncjeepster@aol.com

jqluo said...

I'm a follower. Never try before but I saw it's quite hard.

~ Julie ~ said...

Since I'm so new to quilting I haven't been brave enough to try paper piecing yet! :/ Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :) By the way, I'm a follower!!! :)