Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back To School Birdie Give Away...


School is starting. Daily routines are being carved out. There's a hint in the air of the cooler weather to come. I think it's time for a give away. Don't you?
I'm calling this little birdie quilt "Mending". The fabrics are the warmer and autumnesque (is that a word?) Flea Market Fancy prints. Mending reminds me of getting things together and falling back in line and repairing or recuperating from summer.

I've also decided to reopen my etsy shop (in the near future) and list my birdie quilts. I have a really hard time parting with handmade items for money. I much prefer swapping or giving them away. But with that being said, there is a time and place for everything and I'm going to take a chance and see what comes from it.

Also on my mind is a swap. A charm swap. I'm thinking of something like "Something Vintage, Something Modern". More details on that later, when I actually have some details on it :)

Still working on  tutorials for the paper pieced Kitchen Aid mixer block and the wonky sashing Little Apples Quilt, which will now be called the Topsy Turvy Little Apples Quilt thanks to my friend Leslie! I think that is more fitting than wonky, don't you?!



Alright, so enough gibba jabba. Do you want the "Mending" little birdie quilt? Leave a comment by midnight Tuesday September 6th and I'll announce the winner Wednesday morning September 7th. Which is perfect because Wednesday is mending day!!! That's for all you Little House lovers out there :)







65 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, I am such a Little House fan! I read the entire series in 2nd grade and several times since!! I adore your birdy and would love to hang it in my house! Good luck with your shop!

Ann Champion said...

What a darling little quilt! I used to have "day of the week" tea towels..and Wednesday was mending day. I love a chance to win this little cutie.
Your birdie quilts are SO cute. :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I've been admiring every one of your birdies Erin and this is my favorite!! To think I would have a chance to win it is unbelievable - how could you part with it? Love your work.

Anita said...

It's adorable! I would love to win it!

I can't wait to see your etsy shop. I have a hard time selling things for what they're 'worth' ... time, etc. I normally give things away or sell them for cost of materials.

Have a great week and ps, I love your mixer! I have never paper pieced, but might try it one of these days. =)

Sally said...

I love your birdie quilts!!! i hope that soon you will bring out a pattern for them all so that everyone can enjoy making them, and having a little birdie near by to keep them chirpie!!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I loved Little House and adore your little birdie quilt. Adorable. I am sure your Etsy shop will do so well. Your creativity and style is wonderful!

Thanks for the wonderful chance to win.
:)

Coloradolady said...

This birdie is precious!! I can see it now in my sewing room!!!! Thank you for a chance to win....it would be TREASURED at my house!!

Sarah N. said...

I love the little birdie!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

ellen gets crafty said...

I love all of your little birdie quilts and would be so happy if I won!

Char said...

Good for you re-opening your Etsy. I'm sure you will sell them, they're so adorable.

Melissa said...

I found you from Pinterest when I saw your awesome kitchenaid mixer block- and this little "mending" quilt is adorable, too! How awesome of you to give it away! Best of luck with your etsy shop- your designs are adorable, I'm sure you'll be a success! Thank you for the giveaway.

Lauree said...

again... i nearly fainted from cuteness! i sorta want to eat the bird, but in a good way... like how you can't get enough of your kids and want to eat them... or are we a weird family? either way love this and yes list those quilts lady!!!

happy sewing!

Alisa said...

So darn cute! Thanks for the give away chance. Oh and a swap sounds really fun. Something vintage, something modern, great idea.

Jacque. said...

Hey Erin! Another winner! Dang cute, for sure! A swap could be fun...I'll be waiting for the details.

Kim said...

I am soooo coveting your little birdie quilts! This one is so cute!

Penny said...

This would be so cool to win...I'm new to quilting & really love your bird wall hangings!

Penny G

SBB said...

I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed reading through it. I'm wanting to start sewing and you have definitely been inspiring. I love your work! - Sarah

Bellgirl said...

Awwww, I haven't read the Little House books since I was a kid, but I often think of them when I'm quilting, and the quilt Ma made on the prairie from scraps and old clothes. I really must read them again!

How sensible to have a mending day- if I mend on Wednesdays, I might not have the imposing Mending Pile! Your birdie has inspired me, I'd love it to fly over the seas to keep me company ;)

Julie Antinucci said...

This would make me happy every day! I would hang it in my craft room! LOVE IT!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm a huge fan of your little quilts. I would adore this one! And take very good care of it. Promise!

qltmom9 said...

That is SO precious. I would love to win.~

Lucy~

Dawn said...

Oh so super cute, I would be so darn happy to win it!

Sandi P said...

That little birdie is so adorable! Who wouldn't want it? I know just where it will go. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Vicki said...

I would love to win this cutie! And *ahem* Wednesday September 7 is my birthday. :D

Solstitches said...

That's such a cute little quilt. I'd love to enter the draw please.
Margaret

Tabatha said...

I adore your little biddy quilts. Rest assured that if I am fortunate enough to win, your little bird will have a good home!

bending pins(at)gmail(dot)com

hennies.pennies said...

So, so sweet! Thank for an opportunity to own this little beauty!!

rachandcarl said...

so extremely cute!!

Deanna said...

I would love to have this to decorate my sewing room. I adore sewing themed fabrics. The only collection that rivals it is my coffee themed fabric. Sewing and quilting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. The love of the needle was passed down from my mother. Are you going to post the pattern?

Jewels of My Heart said...

This is just darling! How fun to win such a treasure.
God's blessings,
Daleea

brockkr said...

I'm new to your blog -- I love it! I am learning to sew and love your page for inspiration

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love your little birdie quilts! I think a shop is totally in order and a great new endeavor for a shiny new season. Ahhhh .... with the cooler weather comes endless possiblities ....

randi said...

i love little house! all of my kids have read the books with me. i insist on passing down that story to them!

this is such a cute little quilt!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Your Etsy shop will do great! :) Timber would love to have this little quilt in her room- the birdies you create are so sweet. Thanks Erin.

safieh said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway! I have been an admirer of your seriously adorable quilts for a while now -- I'm glad to know you will start selling them soon, let us know when you do!

lisawith4 said...

such a sweet little mending bird! I love the stitching on this!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

Jessica Christensen said...

I'm with you. I have a hard time parting with handmade items for money also, but I'm doing a booth at a family and birth fair in September. Lots of baby items to make. I love all your birdie items. I totally think you should sell them. But I also think you should pick me to give this one to. ;)

Meig Heyburn said...

That mending bird is so stinking cute!!

Kim with a K said...

What a sweet little birdie!!!
Your talent is inspiring!

drmithome said...

So darling, would love to win.

knottygnome said...

i would love to have this quilt! thanks for the giveaway!

knottygnome@gmail.com

Valerie said...

Adorable little birdie! If I won it I would hang it in my laundry/craft room. (Take my word, that's a compliment, because I spend so much time in there and it would be inspiring!)

Hollie said...

Oooh I'd love it! I love your birdies!

gill said...

This is gorgeous!
I would love to win it!

Jeannie said...

My daughter loves Little House and I after all these years of watching it I have to say I'm not terribly found of it anymore.hah.ah.a.a..
Your birdie I don't think I would ever tire of!

linny said...

Love this little mending bird. It is just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a beautiful quilt. You will do well in etsy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marilee said...

I love your birdie quilts. I can't believe you will give one away to a stranger. I love your idea of selling them on Etsy.

Deb said...

I love your little birds so much, they are adorable.

Ness said...

Love it! I love quilts and would love to have this piece. I make bows, tutus and frames but I also never want to sell them-they just mean too much to me! Love your work!

Tanaya said...

ohmygosh, who wouldn't want to bring this adorable little birdie home with them!?!?!?

all the best with your shop, i'm sure it will be a smashing success!

ayumills said...

I love this birdie wall hanging, Erin! So calm and relaxing! I would love to hang this in my bedroom!

Selina Marie said...

I started following your blog just last week. I love your little birdie quilts and I think you'd do great with them on Etsy! Good luck to you!

Marie said...

I have to say I'm in love with the birdies. Each and everyone of them is adorable! This one reminds me of fall...happens to be my favorite season. It makes me want to start a quilt wall in my home.
Your quilting is inspiring and your blog is ever so enjoyable.
Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful piece of art

Pattie Crum said...

Just adorable, love the birds.

diane said...

I would love this. I found you through the Goodie Swap, I marked a lot of your work as favorites!

kt said...

I love your little birdies--thanks for the chance to win one! Good luck with your etsy shop.

natalie christensen said...

Count me in! I love the colors and fabrics you used. Just darling!

Mandy Ralston said...

OOOHHHH how I love this lil quilt! Absolutely adorable! We have a little bit of a bird infatuation at our house :-)

tinkingalong said...

I love all of your little birds! I'd love to adopt a mending one!

Cynthia said...

So cute! We are Little House fans at our house, too. We would love to win your cute quilt! Thanks so much.

Amy L said...

Such an adorable quilt! I just stumble by your website because someone had pinned you on pinterest for your laundry detergent blog.

daisy said...

Hi Erin
I just found your blog via the Fresh Modern Quilts Pool and your cute VW quilt - glad I discovered you in time for the giveaway - your birdie quilt is so sweet as are the rest of your quilts - can't wait to see the little apples quilt finished :)

Sew Distracted said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet little quilt!

Catskill Quilter said...

I just LOVE that little bird! How adorable!

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