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January 25, 2021
10th Anniversary Blogging Giveaway Winner! from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

 I just drew for the winner of my 10th Anniversary of Blogging giveaway.  Here are the prizes.

Fabric bundle

Door mini kit

I pulled out my trusty Bingo set and assigned each comment a Bingo number.  

Bingo cage with assigned numbers

Lucky Bingo number

Bingo number winner!

Congratulations to Alycia!  If you've never checked out Alycia's blog, you really should.  Alycia designs patterns for Quilts of Valor and has mysteries using the patterns.  She has a new mystery starting in February.

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January 18, 2021
Not to toot my own horn..... from Appalachian Quilts

... but *TOOT TOOT*!  Remember the soap I told you I was formulating for Hubs?  I named the base recipe "Generation X".  He was complaining about dry skin, especially his hairy little legs, after showering.  He was even developing a little dry patch in the small of his back.  I had put a little too much fragrance oil in it so the batch seized a little, but it was still good.  We cut into it this weekend and started using it Saturday.  OMG!  What a difference!  I have always slathered myself with lotion to keep my skin hydrated...pretty much for ...

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January 12, 2021
10th Blog Anniversary & Giveaway! from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

10 Years ago I started blogging, thanks to Michelle at Life with LouHere is the first quilt I ever posted.  Since then I've posted 612 times.  I think we should celebrate with a Giveaway!  

Fabric bundle from Quilting Treasures

March A-Door-naments kit from Shabby Fabrics

back of kit

Ok, so  here are the rules:  

First, you have to be in the USA (mailing internationally during the pandemic is difficult at best).

Second, you need to be a follower of my blog.  Just let me know how you follow my blog.

Third, you MUST include your email address. Any ...

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December 21, 2020
Tree traditions from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone, and welcome to my stop on the Holiday Tales and Traditions blog hop! Bernie at Needle and Foot organized this hop to spread a little holiday cheer. I know this holiday is different from all the others, and at least some of us are having a bit of a time this season. It's been a hard year, so let's pull up a chair, grab a cup of whatever you like, and share some happy stories of our holiday traditions. At the end of my post today, there is a small giveaway just to spread a little ...

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December 16, 2020
Blockheads- Block 49 from Moda Lissa

Welcome everyone and thank you for taking a break in your Holiday shopping and planning to visit my blog for my last block installment in the BLOCKHEADS 3 series. I have a story to tell and if you make it all the way to the end there is also a chance to win a Layer Cake, so here goes.

Back in October of 2019 when we were planning Blockheads each of the designers all sent in their sketches. I am a big fan of anything plus mark and so I included a sketch. Then came 2020 and it has gone ...

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A gift of Free Autumnal Tulip Applique Templates Thru Christmas Day 2020! from Quilty Folk

Autumnal Tulips is a true blue finish now! This has been such a sweet quilt to work on, I almost didn't want it to be finished up. How is it that some quilts start out so impulsively but then somehow end up being an all time fave?

The finished quilt

This is a quilt that has generated quite a bit of interest, here and also on Pinterest {not that I follow any of that very closely}. Surprisingly, a couple people have also requested a pattern.

A full view

Picture me scrunching up my face and making a 'who, me ...

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December 15, 2020
Babylock Giveaway from Tea Rose Home

I just wanted to let my readers know that Baby Lock is having a Dream Sewing Room Sweepstakes! You can enter for a chance to win either a Baby Lock Solaris 2 sewing and embroidery machine or a Venture multi-needle embroidery machine with a qualifying Koala studio, Madeira thread and Klassé needles. This is an amazing giveaway!! I have had a few different sewing machines in the past and after I used my first Baby Lock sewing machine, I loved it so much that there was no going back. I know whoever wins this giveaway is one luckiest sewest and ...

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December 13, 2020
Guess Who, Then and Now from Needle and Foot

Post Update: Well, as continued evidence that the quilting community is nothing but totally generous I received a few emails this morning and want to share them with you. First I got one from Sarah, the third place winner. She actually tied with Preeti from Sew Preeti Quilts. Sarah asked me to split the prize between them and send the charm pack to one and the quilt pattern to the other. Of course, I thought this was great and told her so. Then I received an email from Emily of The Darling Dogwood. Emily was one of the bloggers who ...

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December 9, 2020
Guess Who! from Needle and Foot

Today you are all invited to play a little game. In recent months the news has been filled with problems, politics and pandemics. Enough with such seriousness. We need to lighten things up a bit. So I thought I would host a game called Guess Who!

I invited a number of quilt bloggers to send me a picture of themself as a child. There is quite the mix of bloggers participating. You are likely to be familiar with many of them, but some might be new to you. Here are the rules to this very challenging game. (Haha – really, this ...

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December 6, 2020
A Name, a Backing & Give-away from Heart Desire Creations

Connected! Thank you for all the suggestions and positive comments. After seeing this name, it became so obvious to me – why didn’t I think of that? I like that it has a positive vibe. After having named this quilt, I was inspired to connect with friends near and far that I hadn’t communicated with most of this year. We have been staying close to home and realized how easy it is to totally disconnect. No more!

Looks a mess, but will be fine after a really good pressing.

Of course, this quilt needed a backing. There was a ...

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November 20, 2020
Green and Red Quilts from Moda Lissa

 Are you ready for a beautiful new book for the holidays?
If so, now is your chance to get an early Christmas present
from one of these talented designers.

Sunday November 22nd  there will be several giveaways on the designers, blogs, Instagrams or Facebook pages. We are all different just like the quilts in this book so each designer is doing her own giveaway on one of their social media platforms, so you have to check it out to see where. One thing we do all have in common is that we love quilts and sharing surprises.

I will be ...

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October 29, 2020
Holiday Project, A Partridge in a Pear Tree from Needle and Foot

Just popping in with a quick update. I have something new in the shop and I am really loving it. Recently I opened an account and started carrying Northcott Fabrics. In case you were not aware, they make tons of fun panels. I don’t use a whole lot of panels but my customers have shown me the light. Some of them are really cute and make for a fun, quick finish.

Thinking of holiday gifts, I thought this would be a great one to have in the shop. With the panel, a bit of lining and some Insul Bright ...

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October 21, 2020
halloween hoppin day three . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It's the last day *and* my day, YAY! 

When I first read the criteria of this hop — I’m going to make this really simple this year, I’d love to see a project with “Purple” in it, but seriously I’ll be happy also if it doesn’t …What’s Halloween tho without a bit of purple? You are free to make something new, or show a past project you’ve created — I knew this was a hop for ME!  Anyone that knows me, knows I love purple! All you have to do is look at a few ...

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October 20, 2020
Winner of the Snowy Truck panel from Quilt Girls from Carried Away Quilting

Well, this couldn't be more timely.  Today is the day I announce the winner of the Snowy Truck quilt panel from the sweet folks at Quilt Girls, and just take a look at the winter wonderland outside my sewing room window.  As we say in Minnesota, "Uff da!"

Sure, freshly fallen snow clinging to the boughs of an evergreen tree is a sight to behold. However, I don't think the pumpkin sitting on my front step is very impressed. He has been completely smothered by a blanket of white fluff!

Let's move on to happier thoughts.  The ...

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to do: new project box and giveaway from Making A Lather

 I decided it was time to sort another project box. This one was a bit confusing. I am trying to be very hard core on making decisions, but, it is very difficult for me not to finish everything I come across, or rather, to believe I will finish everything. But, reality, says otherwise. 

I have labels on the boxes to help figure out what I was planning. Still, The black elastic doesn't appear to belong to anything in the box.hmmmm

I don't remember where I bought this panel, but, I loved it. I have had it in ...

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October 15, 2020
Giveaway: Snowy truck quilt panel from Quilt Girls from Carried Away Quilting

Christmas is right around the corner. Before too long, my yard will be blanketed with snow and you’ll find me in a flurry of activity, trying to properly prepare for the holiday season. To embrace the inevitable, I thought it might be fun to hold a giveaway! Thanks to the generous folks at Quilt Girls, I have this beautiful, winter themed quilt panel to give away:


This lovely panel measures 35” x 44”, and it would provide a terrific starting point for a wonderful custom quilt for someone you love! If you’re not sure what to do with ...

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October 9, 2020
One with Nature and Thread... a Giveaway! from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings fellow quilters, I hope this post finds you safe and well.

I'm pretty excited to be sharing an Aurifil Thread Matters blog post today.  In these crazy stressful times I'm finding solace in nature...

This months' Amalfi Color Builders threads inspired me to stitch out a native wildflower.

Hop on over to the Thread Matters post and take a minute to be One with Nature.

While you're there -- share the post, leave a feedback comment and be sure to come back here and let me know you did. 

Finger Lakes Sunset... a view from #ourkeukahomestead
One ...

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October 8, 2020
Morrison Park Tour and FREE BLOCK from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I hope you have been enjoying Pat Sloan’s Morrison Park tour. Unfortunately, the fabric could not make its way across the seas to the great Southern land so, I had to improvise. I had fun re-colouring my patterns using the rich colours of Morrison Park. There are so many gorgeous prints to play with it...

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September 24, 2020
A New York City Adventure And the Winner is… from Where Art & Life Meet

I am a bit tardy in getting this post out to the world as I went on a little adventure this morning and filmed it so all of you can join me, if you like, tomorrow morning, when I post it on my YouTube Channel: Ariane Zurcher ~ On the Other Hand. I rarely go… Continue reading A New York City Adventure And the Winner is…

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September 22, 2020
The Unveiling of a New Design & A Giveaway! from Where Art & Life Meet

This is the little promotional video I made for Instagram and below that is the slightly longer Youtube video I made. This is the first of two holiday projects I designed. They are small do-it-yourself projects that can be made up pretty quickly and are perfect gifts for yourself or someone else. I’m working away… Continue reading The Unveiling of a New Design & A Giveaway!

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