Saturday, 1 December 2012

Follower Appreciation Give Away

Since I made my very 1st quilt in February 2012, only 10 months ago, nothing could get me away from my sewing machine.  Which is actually very surprising to me.  All the sewing and knitting school projects I had to do my mom would finish for me,  I know it sounds awful but I never really had that 'follow through' instinct.  But when I made my 1st quilt, it completely changed.  I could not wait to see the end result.  I'm happy to have found this new love in my life.

After that 1st stitch sewn, I have not looked back once, and if you're anything like me, you cant have enough fabric.  I find myself, when going in to town, that I always pop into my favorite fabric shops just to look around, but it never ends with just looking.  I would almost always leave the shop with something, even if its thread, blades etc.

As I live in a part of the country (Kriel, Mpumalanga, South Africa) where there is not a huge supply of good quality quilting fabric shops in my area, so I have to rely a lot on the internet to do most of my fabric shopping, and found a website called Amafu that sells a huge range of hand dyed fabrics. 

So I decided to have my very 1st giveaway.  A 'thank you' to all my followers who inspires me to do even more.  Thank you to each and every one of you, for visiting my blog, reading and commenting on my posts. 

The fabric bundle I'm giving away is called Southern Lights from Amafu (NOTE:  This is not a sponsored giveaway).  This bundle consists of a fat quarter of 8 shades, I apologize for the poor quality of the shots taken, but its as close as I could get it to the real thing.




To stand a chance to get this fabric bundle:

1.  Leave a comment here in this post.  I would love to know what you would use this fat quarter bundle for. (One entry)
2.  Follow my blog and make a separate comment to record that entry. (Optional extra entry)
3.  Follow my page on Facebook for another chance, just leave a comment here that you do.  (Optional extra entry)
4.  Help to spread the word!!  I thought it would be nice to add this option as another way to enter, either if you blog about it, or share it on facebook leave a comment here linking back to your 'shared post'.

So there's 4 possible ways to enter for this giveaway.  I will let this giveaway run till 10 December 12 pm CAT.  "True random number generator" will pick the winner and I will announce their name here on my blog.

*NOTE*  This giveaway is open to EVERYONE!  If you're a 'no reply' or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win!

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE

Happy quilting


24 comments:

Susan Berry said...

What lovely fabric, i am just starting to do a quilt for my grandson, it will be my first one, so am always open to tips, will share this on my fb page x

Becky said...

your sister just posted about your blog on FB- so only just discovered you. Already inspired to get the old sewing machine out! Nice colours to start out with btw.
I've just added you to my google reader- does that count?!
And have just like you on FB too, hmm, i think i've entered as much as i can!!

Christina Flowers said...

I am not the only one!! LOL, I started my first quilt in December 2011 and completed it in Jan 2012. These days I can't imagine NOT quilting, it really is a life changing experience :) (Check out my next blog post.. I am planning a giveaway too, to celebrate my 1 year of quilting ;D)
What beautiful fabric choices, I am thinking a quilt if I won, but the colours are so beautiful I may be inspired to make something else!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

A a paint bow rainbow quilt!! Add white to give it a modern fell, thats what I would do if If won!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Following you on facebook...Kxx

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Foll0wing your blog, also liked it on facebook to spread the word. Kx

Helen said...

I would either add a black or dark gray as the sashing or background to make the block or deign pop. I very much like the look of the clean, fresh modern look.

Helen said...

I have been a follower for a while now. I enjoy receiving your posts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Christina Flowers said...

Oh I am a follower (of course ;D)

KITTY KATRYN said...

I love the colours and would love to make a quilt for my oldest using the slash and dash patterns

Grey said...

I found your blog on flamingotoes Think Pink Sunday No. 89. I love looking at how creative quilters are! I might make a throw for my house if I had fabric like this. The colors are beautiful and go with my color scheme. This is very generous of you, thank you!

Grey said...

I am now following you by email. Thank you for the chance to win.

Judith Mercer said...

Hello Marelize, what a lovely blog you have!! I love your photos of the quilts you have made. This is where my problem lies, I want to take photos of my work but I just don't have the knack. Even though the digital camera is a good, simple to use one, the pictures lack the oomph that seeing the quilts in real life has. If anyone has any tips I'd be very pleased to hear about them. I don't have a blog, so can you reply here please? Also, I love the rainbow colours fabric, if I won them I would make a lap quilt in the strippy fashion, with applique'd rabbits for my friend who loves rabbits. I think it would work wonderfully well. However, all the best everyone, Judith :-)

FarahLin said...

wow!! Gorgeous colours!! I'd like to use them for an applique quilt if I get the chance to win this fabulous bundle! ;)

FarahLin said...

I am a follower and thanks for the opportunity!

Marelize Ries said...

LORNA SENT ME A E-MAIL:
I have been following your blog for quite some time now. Found it on Quilting Blogs from South Africa. I have loved reading about your trials and achievements but I find I cannot leave a comment. I enjoy reading I suppose because it is local and I can relate to it. I don’t know what type of quilt I would make, but it would most probably be my first attempt at a landscape, just got a book for an early Christmas present. Looking forward to that.

So I decided to add her entry, since she struggles to add one, read above.

Gill said...

I would make a picnic quilt for next summer!
Great colours!

Gill said...

I'm a new follower!

Hanli Terblanche said...

I would give it to my dear mom for Christmas (she is the quilter ) with the request for a rainbow type of bag - similar to her needlework quilt bag or throw cushion covers

Karen M said...

I think I would use those luscious colours in a half-square triangle design contrasting with bright white! Thankyou for having this giveaway!

Hanli Terblanche said...

I follow your blog !

Hanli Terblanche said...

Following you on facebook

Hanli Terblanche said...

I shared this good news on my page https://www.facebook.com/HTCCCcraftcrazycoffoholic also on my personal fb profilehttps://www.facebook.com/hanli.terblanche

and I tweeted : https://twitter.com/HanliTerblanche

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thank you for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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