Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 Giveaway Winners and a Crazy Quilt

It's not long til Christmas now and I'm going to talk about two things tonight...my Christmas Giveaway and my Christmas Crazy quilt. (Sorry, the quilt isn't going anywhere...I may never get another one made!)

First things first....as promised, the 'old Navy man' has chosen two WINNERS!! Oh,my......there were sure a lot of comments on my last post....evidently you all want to win. Cool. I'm very lucky to have such nice blog readers and I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope the two winners will be very happy and all the rest of you will be glad for them. If it helps at all, I will be giving away 'more goodies' toward the end of February, so you'll have another chance to win something. That is my blog anniversary month.

Now for those Christmas Giveaway winners:

Jane S. wins the "French Inspired Home" book and a pincushion. And, Bonnie wins the "Somerset Holidays & Celebrations" magazine and a pincushion. I've just sent you two an email asking for your mailing addresses so I can send your 'goodies' to you. Merry Christmas!!

Being this close to Christmas, I thought I show you my favorite Christmas Crazy Quilt. If you visited my blog last year, you've already seen it and if you visit next year, you'll probably see it again....I seem to enjoy showing it to you all each year and that's about the only time it gets out of the quilt closet. I made this many years ago. The quilt was inspired by the backing fabric...it had such sweet images on it. And, of course....I had to over indulge myself in the beading of it.

You can't tell from the photo, but ALL the edges of the quilt are beaded. The bottom edge in a random length 'fringe' and the other three edges in what I call a 'handkerchief' edge. You can find instructions for that edging in Nancy Eha's book "Off the Beadin' Path." She calls it a 'three bead edging.' It's great fun to do and very simple to do. Maybe I'll show you how one of these days if you'd like. Everyone always asks me how long it took to bead the edges. Well, I hate keeping track of that kind of thing, preferring to 'just enjoy doing it.' However, for some unknown reason....I do know that it took me eight hours just to bead the bottom fringe. After that I quit counting. Hope you enjoy another look at this little quilt!

I sincerely wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too! Thank you so much for visiting my blog this year and I hope to show you more from the Nest during 2012! Please enjoy yourselves and stay warm, safe and cozy!! I'll post again early next week. Have a fantastic weekend!!! pat

PS. I just thought of something...maybe in February I'll show you how to bead that 'three bead edging' and those tiny embroidered hearts I promised you instructions on earlier this year (and didn't come through with). Yeah....it can be my Valentine gift to you...perhaps in conjunction with the anniversary Giveaway. Stay tuned!

17 comments:

Jane S. said...

Thank you so much, Pat! :)

I've sent you an email with my mailing information. This is very exciting!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Eddie said...

I love your Christmas crazy quilt, Pat! It's a feast for the eyes, so many interesting things to see on it. I've been collecting similar things, old vintage doilies to maybe work into a quilt top someday. We'll see!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Pat!

Gaby Bee said...

Your Christmas quilt is breathtaking, Pat!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year to you and all your loved ones.

Sending big hugs across the miles!
Gaby

Carol said...

Pretty Quilt.
Merry Christmas.

Julie Fukuda said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! And a very merry Christmas to you, Pat.

Thearica said...

This Crazy Quilt is over the top! It is beautiful as is everything you create!

I am hosting a crazy quilt show with a competition event in Feb on my blog. Go check out the particulars. Would love to have you join! :)

Merry Christmas friend!

Brenda said...

Pat, that quilt is just beautiful, just like everything else you make. The beading looks spectacular! Can't wait to see your tutorial. Merry Christmas hon!!

Brenda

Elaine Akers said...

Congratulations to the winners. Your crazy quilt is just beautiful!! Merry Christmas.

skye said...

Beautiful!! And I look forward to the tutorials in Feb.
Merry Christmas!

bbonnieblue said...

Oh Wow! I'm so excited to win the Somerset Magazine and your pincushion! This is a first for me - I really appreciate your gifts. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2012! You have inspired me to get back to embroidery so now another obsessive/complusive activity begins!!!

I adore your Crazy Christmas quilt and will love to see it again in 2012!

bbonnieblue said...

I just had to share my good fortune with my blogger friends so I thought I would share my link with you!

http://bbonnieblue2.blogspot.com/

Betty said...

A lovely festive quilt. The beading must take ages but looks really luxurious. Have a wonderful Christmas.

KelleyAnne said...

Congrats to those lucky girls! Merry Christmas♥

Anne said...

Gorgeous quilt, Pat! I would enjoy a tutorial on the beaded edging and the embroidered heart.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

brenco1 said...

Well I didn't win again - Darn!!!!
I have always loved your Christmas Crazy Quilt and will never get tired of seeing it. Congratulations to your 2 lucky winners. You are really a sweet person. Hugs

Cathy K said...

Stunning wall hanging! I never tire of looking at it. Have a warm, wonderful and healthy Christmas and a fantastic New Year! Hugs, Cat

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