Monday, July 18, 2011

Good Morning!!

Hello there sweet peeps! How was your weekend? It sure seems like the weekends go by so quickly. And can you believe that it is already the middle of JULY!!! Do you know that fall is just around the corner, and then you know what comes next!!!

So what have I been working on this weekend? Here's a clue -

Yep, I've been working on the quilts for Joplin. I'm on my third quilt top to be sent to the Long ladies of marie-madeline studio in MO. They are working to get quilts to those who have lost everything during the recent and destructive tornado. You can check out the Joplin Quilt Project.

Now last week I promised that if you followed along with me on my Shop Hop that I would be putting together a little giveaway. As you know, you can't go on a Shop Hop and not find some little treasures. I was happy to find some fabric I was looking for, plus enjoying all the eye candy and inspiration.

I picked up these fat quarters for you, my sweet readers. And this quick and easy pattern and ruler.

and I thought, why don't I make a little tote to put these goodies in?

If you look closely you can see it is all sewing motifs. From a Debbie Mumm fabric line. We all love a Thread Bear, right?

So what do you have to do to enter this giveaway? Just leave a comment on this post :-) And because I love my followers, you get a second entry. Just be sure to let me know that you are already a follower.

And as an added entry, if you will contact the Long ladies, you can request a fabric bundle to make a quilt top for those who can really use it. Their goal is to distribute the quilts in the fall, when the weather turns cooler. So go to the Joplin Quilt Project and find out the details. Leave me another comment that you will commit to making at least one quilt top (or send a completed quilt if you like). This giveaway will stay open until Friday July 22, and I will post the winner on Saturday.

Have a great quilting week!

100 comments:

robin said...

What a nice giveaway! Thanks for the chance. :)

robin said...

I'm a follower.

Grams said...

I am a follower.

vail in tn

Ida said...

Ooooo! I love thread bear! I collect bears and this bag would be perfect!

Ida said...

I am a follower. I follow through Gmail Reader

Lady of the Cloth said...

What a great project. I think I will get in gear and make a quilt for the Joplin project. Do they do the quilting and we do the tops or is it finished quilts only? I'd love to be in the drawing, thanks for sharing. carline

Quilthaze said...

Wow - a very generous giveaway. Thank you! I'm a follower too.

gill said...

What a great giveaway!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

Donna said...

I am a Follower and check in with your blog every morning. I'm retired so I have lots of blogging time and still get in lots of quilting time as well. Thanks for offering this generous giveaway.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You are so kind to keep working on the Joplin quilts...I know those folks will be thrilled.

Smiles,
Kelly

Joanne said...

Thanks for thinking of us on your shop hop (I loved seeing all the pictures!).♥

Joanne said...

I am already a follower. Thanks!!♥

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That bag is just the cutest! I love bags and always need another one to use. What fun!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm also a follower. I love to check out your blog (even if I am usually behind)

Snoodles said...

What a nice giveaway! Such a cute bag, nice fat quarters, and a ruler, too? Awesome! I don't have enough rulers to help with my projects! Thanks for the chance to win!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

luv2quilt2 said...

What a nice giveaway! I hadn't seen 'thread bear', but I love it.

luv2quilt2 said...

I'm also a follower.

Deb said...

I am a follower!

Deb said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Liz said...

An amazing giveaway! Thread bear is sooo cute. Good on you for helping out with those quilts, our city has been ravaged by earthquakes over the last year, and many people have donated quilts, knitted hats, etc (Winter here)

Liz said...

I'm a follower too!

Sallie said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Sallie said...

I'm already a follower.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The quilts for Joplin is a great idea. This is a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I'm a follower too!

Natasha said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Natasha said...

I have been a follower of yours for a while! Thanks for the opportunity to join your giveaway!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Such a thoughtful thing for you to do. I know each and everyone of those in the Southern part of our State that lost their homes will appreciate all you are doing. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for swinging in to see our Miss Scooter. hugs ~lynne~

Rosa said...

Thanks for the shop hop,was just great!!
I`m a follower,thanks for the chance!!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

What a nice giveaway! Thanks for the chance. :)

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm already a follower

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I went to the Joplin Quilt Project and requested a couple of fabric bundles to make a quilt top.

Susan said...

Oh my goodness...that thread bear fabric is so cute! Did you find it at Joann's?

Tangos Treasures said...

How cool!! I follow you

laurawilson25 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

laurawilson25 said...

I am a follower!

Grams said...

Love all the pretty things you make. Thanks for having this fun giveaway.

vail in tn

hueisei said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway! Loves the bear tote... Hope I am the lucky one :D

hueisei said...

Thanks for loving your follower :D
I am a humble follower :)

Grams said...

I visited the Joplin Quilt Project and told them I'd be happy to make a quilt top.

vail in tn

Heartsdesire said...

How cute is that thread bear? Love the fabric, too! Thanks for the giveaway.

Heartsdesire said...

I'm a happy follower.

Stephanie said...

I loved following your shop hop!! Thanks for the chance!!

Stephanie said...

I am a follower!!! Thanks for the second chance!!!

Stephanie said...

I contacted the Joplin Quilt Project and requested fabric to make several tops!!! I can't wait to get started on those!! Thanks for the 3rd chance!!

jmniffer said...

I enjoyed the shop hop. I am new to quilting and have only visited one "real" quilt store. It is fun to see different ones via the web. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I am a follower. Thanks for another chance at the giveaway. jmniffer

Linda in PA said...

Your tote is darling. Thanks for a chance to win such a great prize.

Linda in PA said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the second chance in your giveaway.

Bridget B said...

What a great giveaway- thanks for a chance to win.

Bridget B said...

I already am a happy follower.

sunny said...

What a great giveaway! Cute little tote.

sunny said...

I'm a faithful follower.

Kate said...

What a generous giveaway. I've never won a giveaway but I'd love to win this one!

Kate said...

I've been a follower for a while.

Irina said...

lovely giveaway! thank you

Irina said...

I'm your follower too

barb's creations said...

Oooohhh I LOVE bears and I've been a following your blog for a while now.Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous goodies :) Barb.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What a wonderful giveaway~ thank you so much for the chance! I love Debbie Mumm fabrics. :-)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I am a happy follower too. :-)

Deanna said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

scottylover said...

Great give away! I sure could use that tote. The backpack I use to take everything I need in to work with me is about wore out. Can't find anything in the price range I like, so I am making do until I find one.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A

scottylover said...

And I am a follower already!

Sandy A

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It was a great shop hop Jocelyn!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm a follower.

Mary said...

I am a follower, and really do enjoy reading your blog. Love the tote. Love teddy bears. Looks like a great shop hop!

Quilting_Chris said...

Thanks for a chance to win a great give away. The bear bag is too sweet

Quilting_Chris said...

I am following along via google reader.

Kim D. said...

Thanks Jocelyn for the generous giveaway.

Kim D. said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks again.

Debra said...

I'm a follower!

Debra said...

I just love that little tote!

Debra said...

I have contacted the Joplin Quilt Project and have commited to sewing a few tops together!

Carol said...

Thanks for the chance to win! The bag is adorable!quiltexas@gmail.com

Denise :) said...

I would *love* to win this happy little bundle! Great giveaway -- thank you! :)

Denise :) said...

And I'm a long time follower, too. :)

Denise :) said...

And I've committed to making a quilt top for the Joplin effort. :)

Terry said...

Sweet bag! I love that fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Terry said...

I'm a follower too, of course! :0)

Terry said...

I'm making a quilt top for Joplin too. Thanks for the link! :0)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I signed up to sew a top for the Long ladies. Thanks for sending me to their blog!

Talin's Corner said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.

Talin's Corner said...

I am a follower.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I've always been your follower! Hope I win your generous give away, I always wanted to make quilts but don't know how, there's no classes in my neck'o the'woods! I love the ones you displayed in the other post, specially the one in pink! Beautiful! Thanks for coming and for the lovely comment. Love, FABBY

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Doina said...

I am a follower.

LeKaQuilt said...

I'm a follower, too :o)
Please count me in !

Jodi said...

I'm a follower!

Grace said...

That tote is sooo cute!

Grace said...

I'm a follower :)

Stray Stitches said...

What a fun giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter :)

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower!

Deb said...

i would love to join the giveaway. Thanks for such nice prizes.

Marcia W. said...

I am a follower already.

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for the thoughtful giveaway and prizes.

Sue said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E! I've actually been looking for some sewing-themed fabric and that tote is just too cute for words. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Sue said...

Yes, I'm already a happy follower.

Verna G said...

I am a follower. Would love to win!

Verna G said...

Whar a wonderful give-a-way!