Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's give-away time and a new tiny world make-do pincushion

Close-up of mushrooms and grasshopper in Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden

It is day one of Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Party With Give-Aways and I am a participating blogger. This means I have a lovely give-away that you could win (more about it in a little bit). If you got to my blog via Quilting Gallery you already know about this event. If you are here because you follow my blog just click on the Blog Hop Party With Give-Aways button on the right side bar and you will be taken to a list of all participating blogs (the list will be up in the late afternoon on November 21). Every participating blog will have its own a give-away. What fun and it is a great opportunity to discover new blogs and maybe win a prize!

My blog is less than a year old and I hope you have enjoyed what I've done so far. Have you had a chance to read my booklets on English paper piecing? If not check them out under the tab English Paper Piecing and Hexagon Fun. They are free and loaded with helpful tips! You can learn how to make lovely blocks like this!

Stars in the Loft close-up

Make a few more and you could have a quilt like my Stars in the Loft! I've entered in in Hancock's of Paducah's Quilt Contest. You can see all of the gorgeous entries here and vote for your favourites!

Stars in the Loft

I hope you'll take a tour of my Gallery where you'll find pictures of some of the quilts I've completed.
Stars in the Loft centre medallion

Learn how to make little bees to embellish your quilts! There's a honey of a demo under Tutorials and Tips. During the Blog Hop Party week I'll be showing you how to make a grasshopper!


I also have a Tiny World Pincushion Gallery. The basic pattern was designed by Mimi Kirchner. Her instructions are clear and very well illustrated. Once you learn the basics you can let your imagination run wild. I've made so many tiny worlds and there are more in the works. Here is a picture of my most recent creation. I found a lovely little milk glass bowl in the local thrift shop.


And here's a close-up. These little gems aren't just pretty little tchotchkes....they are working pincushions!

Mimi is wonderfully creative. She has a blog and an Etsy shop where you an buy her whimsical creations and her patterns. Check out her muscle men on her blog - they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Now for the give-away! Mimi has donated a Tiny World Make-Do Pincushion Pattern for my give-away. The pattern is a pdf format and it will be emailed by Mimi to the lucky winner. To enter the give-away just leave a comment below. No-reply/anonymous blogger comments won't be entered in the draw unless a email address is provided in the comment. For an extra chance to win follow me on Bloglovin (if you are already a follower with an email address you are already entered). The winner will be announced in my November 27 blog post. Good luck!

NOTE: Those of you who are Google+ users appear to be showing up as "no-reply" so I have no way to contact you if you win the draw so please make sure your email address is included in the comment!  Thanks!

I've got lots to share with you over the next several days so I hope you'll drop by for a visit and see what's new! Until I post again, happy sewing!

94 comments:

  1. What fun! Those little pincushions are so darling! You have done a wonderful job with them! Thanks for the chance!

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  2. I've been itching to try one of those tiny pincushions. Exciting give a way!

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  3. Love, love, love your tinyworld pincushions

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  4. Oh my goodness...how cute is that pincushion?!!! Thank you for the chance to win the pattern!

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  5. So adorable - I love those little pincushions!

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  6. I love your bee!! What a cute mini pincushion, would love to win it.

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  7. Wow, amazing pincushions and hexies!! Thanks for the lovely giveaway opportunity!

    emily@thecaffeinatedquilter.com

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  8. I love the pincushion , so adorable . Thanks for the chance at your giveaway ,

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  9. That pincushion is so cute and your quilt is amazing.

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  10. I am very interested in making one of these pincushions. New follower. Thanks. I am here for the party! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  11. Oh my word, I'm a pincushion nut....that is absolutely adorable. That quilt with the hexagons....another show stopper!!! Amazing work. I'll be spending my evening hopping around your blog. Lovely work.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  12. PS, I'm following by e-mail. Great tutorials :)

    Kelly

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  13. I would love to win this pattern. Please count me in! :D

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  14. Those pin cushions are really darling. I can always use another pin cushion! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Eeee - wow so amazing!! That is a piece of art!! And the cricket is wonderful. And so is the quilt!!! You are very talented! Well done!

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  16. Her pin cushions are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  17. hello Karen, I came across your blog only a few months back, but I have read it back and inside out LOL
    If I am lucky enough to win, please let me pay the shipping to England xx

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  18. I also have been enjoying your bog for a few months. The pincushions are adorable. I would love to make one. I am a pincushion junkie!!

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  19. I'm just so happy that I found your blog way back when you were part of the weekly show at the Quilting Gallery. So glad we became friends and I adore your tiny pincushions. So of course I'm joining in here for a chance to win a pattern ;)

    thanks a lot!

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  20. Of course I'm a happy follower via bloglovin ;)

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  21. I look forward to reading your blog every morning and am inspired by your quilts and tips. It's very dangerous reading for me because I always want to make whatever you are showing us! I've especially been enjoying your Tiny World pincushions and would love to win a pattern. Keep up the great job with your blog!

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    1. Hi Skootchover! I'm so happy you enjoy my blog and I would love to enter you in the draw but I need an email address because you are a no-reply blogger!
      Karen

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    2. Thank you Karen. skootchover(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Wow I just love your site!!!
    Thanks for sharing

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  23. Love the pincushion and your quilts that I've seen so far. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern.

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    1. Hi Susan - your comment is a no-reply blogger so I have no address to contact you. If you want to be entered in the draw I'll need an email address! Thanks!
      Karen

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  24. I follow your blog here and would love to win this pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win your give-away!

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  25. What adorable pin cushions. Love them.

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  26. Your Stars in the Loft quilt is beautiful! I love your tiny house pin cushion. It is so cute. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  27. Really cute pincushion! Your stars in the Loft quilt is so pretty!
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  28. Lovely pin cushion... I so love wee wonderful things too! Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I follow you via Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance!!!

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  30. Your pincushion is so pretty and whimsical and the little pot you put it in is just right for it! I'm following you now and can't wait to see what comes next :)

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  31. Oh! Im a sucker for pincushions! Thanks!

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  32. What darling pincushions. Oh and your bees are delightful. So excited to have found you.

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  33. I now follow you on bloglovin. Must read your Hexie tutorials.

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  34. The pin cushions are wonderful. They are a work of art.
    Barb@Witsend

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  35. I am a new follower via Bloglovin

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  36. Good morning from South Carolina, USA. Your blog is new to me. I will be a follower of it via Bloglovin. I can't wait to read your English paper piecing booklets. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. this is such a gorgeous pin cushion. It always amazes me how many different types of pin cushions I see. People are so creative.

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  37. Wow! I love your pincushions!
    I'm off to look around!

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  38. I'm a new bloglovin follower!

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  39. What a beautiful pincushion, I'd love to have a go at making one of those.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  40. Your quilt is amazing - what a work of and and labor of love! I'm new to your blog and looking forward to spending time here. Thanks for sharing!
    emyerly(at)wideopenwest(dot)com

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  41. What a lovely pincushion!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  42. I just love those little pin cushions, thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  43. Yes I do already follow you via email.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Stars in the Loft is gorgeous!! I love the pincushion too. No idea where I will find the little teacup needed but if I win the pattern I'll find one somewhere!!

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  45. I'm a new follower - I like what I see!

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  46. How cute!!! I'd be so afraid that my cats would eat them. LOL
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. So pretty! Fell in love with it! Thanks for chance!!!

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  48. Th pincushion is quite lovely as is your quilt! All those hexagons. . .

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  49. Cute pin cushion. Thanks for the chance.

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  50. How wonderful! I can see myself toiling over it - only to have it happily appropriated by my 6 year old for play :-)

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  51. I collect pin cushions and yours is wonderful, I will have to check out that etsy site

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  52. Love you giveaway mini pincushion and love your hexi quilt.

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    1. Hi Judy! You are showing up as a no-reply blogger. I need an email address to enter you in the draw! Thanks!

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  53. I too am going to check out the etsy site.Thanks

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    1. Hi Helen - you are a no-reply blogger. I can't enter you without an email address! Sorry!

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  54. Ooooo these are so sweet!! Love the grasshoppers too. You like hexies, pin cushions, details, insect surprises, bright colors, are you sure you and I aren't twins??
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  55. What a cool pin cushion. I have been collecting some ideas to make one or some. This is beautiful. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

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  56. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Karen I would love to win your tiny worl pin cushion they are sew adorable.
    Hugs Bunny thanks for the opportunity.

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  58. I'm following you through Bloglovin.
    Barb@Witsend

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  59. Your blog is so interesting. I pin it to my favorites.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    HansLi210@live.nl

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  60. Your Stars in the Loft quilt is fabulous. Do link up to Hexie Friday (closes next Thursday) and show this wonderful quilt to our other Hexie fans. The tiny pin cushions are so darling! I'm following you through Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance.

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  61. I follow your blog by email already Karen and love reading your posts! I'd be over the moon to win a Tiny World Pincushion Pattern, so I'm hoping to get lucky. Natalie xx

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    1. Natalie - you are showing as a no-reply blogger and I don't have an email address for you!

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    2. Ooops, sorry Karen I thought you would have it already as I get your blog via email. It's nk51nat@icloud.com, thanks Karen!

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  62. that pincushion is adorable. What a great and unique giveaway! pottershands2@hotmail.com

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  63. Your grasshoppers are adorable .Great idea for kids.Your pincushions are really cute.Thanks for sharing.
    rhondaturc@gmail.com

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  64. I am a new visitor from the blog hop-and I love your blog already-much I can learn so yes I will be a new follower
    thanks Kathy

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  65. I would love to be able to make lovely miniatures like you do!

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  66. So cute. Thanks for the chance.

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  67. I love your beautiful quilt. I love hexagon quilt.

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  68. Adorable pin cushion and amazing quilt! Your work is gorgeous. Thanks for your giveaway!

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  69. ohh those teeny tiny pincushions are cue ...

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  70. Love those pincushions. Thanks for the chance to win. Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie - you are showing as a 'No Reply" blogger so I'll need an email address to be able to add you to the draw. Sorry!

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  72. Loving your Hexies. Thanks for linking up.

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  73. Gorgeous pincushion. Love the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing

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  74. What a cute pincushion. I would love to make one myself. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  75. I am following you with bloglovin

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  76. That is adorable! Thank you for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  77. It looks like a challenge, how exciting.
    teeitup1@tampabay.rr.com

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  78. I love hexies, I am currently cutting out a gizzillion for a charm random charm quilt. I also love making and collecting pincushions.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  79. I love pin cushions, please pick me!!!!
    kidsandsewing@hotmail.com

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  80. I love the tiny world pincushions!

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  81. Oh, those pincushions are so cute. I sure would love to win one!
    ray,joan.hanson@gmail.com

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  82. Such darling pincushions. Thanks for letting us visit.

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  83. Sweet pincushions and lovely quilts.

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