Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GUEST POSTING TODAY & a Giveaway

I'm guest posting at Sew We Quilt today....


I have a tutorial for a quick and easy table runner!
Please visit Sew We Quilt, leave a comment then come back here.
If you would like to win the chicken table runner... just answer the question below...

'Quilt As You Go' runner

To win the table runners... 
...tell me if you are a collector of something....other than fabric
and what it is you collect?
Only ONE comment per blogger please.
You do not have to be a follower but would luv it if you choose to ...♥     


Here's my answer....
I collect teddy bears and have at least one in every room.


I made this mug rug last year
mug up light


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...and I made this small headed bear many years ago.....probably 15 years or more..
I'm not sure the name of the pattern.  
The body of the bear is made with flannel.


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I will pick the winner Saturday March 10.
This give away is open to everyone.
Please make sure I have an email address to contact you.


happy stitching









112 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Pauline,

Can a teddy bear enter your giveaway? I am a teddy bear and I collect bunnies. My Mom (of course) collects teddy bears and has about 100 bears in her collection.

I love the mug rug AND your "bee-u-tee-ful" teddy bear girl. Does she have a name?

Heaps of Hugs,
Prudence

Lee said...

Adorable table runner and thanks for the post over with Madame Samm! And can you believe it - I collect chickens! I have liked them since I was a little girl. Thanks and I am a follower. I enjoy reading your blog!

Mhairi said...

I collect mice and dragon figurines. I love the Real Musgrave (discountinued) Pocket dragons and any mice figurines that take my fancy. I am just waiting for a new display cabinet and then I will be really happy.
My mum collects chooks so I love your runner. I am a follower.

Sharon said...

HI Pauline what a wonderful pattern for the tablerunner. I will defiantly be giving this a try and it would look lovely on my kitchen table as I have chickens in my kitchen.. Yes I do collect anything that has to do with the epic movie "Gone with the Wind" and anything affiliated with "Betty Boop" I have been a follower since the days of "Ghastlie" remember them...take care and have a great day.

Lesley said...

Your teddies are terrific! I collect Santas but they are put away during the year. Guess I have to start collecting something that will be around me for the rest of the year. Maybe chicken table-runners! Thanks for sharing!

Agnes B Bullock said...

I collect dachshunds! Hubby and I are owned by four DRNA rescues and one from our vet who was surrendered by her previous family due to inability to pay for her vet bills (and yes, my hubby is unemployed, but he fell for her big sad soulful eyes- all she has to do is bark once, regally, and he comes running from whatever part of the house he is in to see what his Owner requests of him!)I also collect Longaberger and stuffed animals!

Mary Ann said...

Your table runner is perfect because I collect hens and roosters! I just love the wire-inspired fabrics you used - great job!

Irina said...

Oh! I love this table runner! We have three hens at home, one is like the spotty grey on the pattern and the other two are red...! I'd love to win it!

I collect old china tea cups.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Blue Willow dishes...the kind that say From Japan on the back...that's my only collection. Well, I do have a few crosses, a few quilts, a few..... :). Blessings, Marlene

Barbara said...

LOVE the process of the runner and you know that I have to ask you who makes the chicken wire fabric - having 2 color ways in the runner is awesome

I collect rubber duckies - especially one celebrating an event or holiday

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the fabrics in your table runner! I would love to win it!

I collect angels, but they are boy angel and girl angel together or one of each of the same style.

Jackie said...

Great tutorial, love the fabric you used. I've never tried quilt as you go but think this would be the perfect project to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

wordmama said...

Love your fabrics! My husband collects chickens and sewing machines. I collect picnic baskets. I really like your design and can't wait to try it.

Kris

Diane H said...

I have a small collection of teapots. Thanks very much for a chance to win this beautiful runner. Enjoyed your tutorial.

Summer Killebrew said...

I enjoyed your tutorial. I've used the quilt as you go method only once for a runner, but it turned out really well and was much faster.

As for collecting things, I've thought about have a collection of something many times, but then I worry that I wouldn't have a place to put them and they'd become clutter...so I never had. If that wasn't a concern...I'd collect teapots or elephants. :)

summerleequilts@gmail.com

Jennifer Gail said...

I have a problem turning down any Pyrex. That mug rug is adorable. Thanks

Teresa said...

Pauline, I love chickens! I read you post on Sew We Quilt this morning and so enjoyed it. I still consider myself a newbie in quilting and haven't done a quilt as you go as of yet. I love your table runner. I am a new follower. I collect cows and chickens. I have more cows than chickens, though. I would love to win one of your runners to go on my new kitchen table. :D God Bless

Renea said...

Love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing and for the cute giveaway. I use to be a collector of snowmen and then we moved to a smaller home. Now I really don't collect anything but lately I am really into vintage dishes. I guess I think they can be used and that makes it feel ok to collect them. :)

Lori said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I collect Thimbles. Funny thing is, my collection was started before I was a quilter.

Debbie said...

I collect rooster items to use in my kitchen/dining area. I don't have a lot, but it's fun shopping for them.
Beautiful table runner. I'm going to try the quilt-as-you-go method.

Thanks for sharing.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

love the fabric you used in the tablerunner. I have not done quilt as you go yet. This would be a nice way to try. I collect angel figurines, oil lamps, and fabric. Way too much of everything! Thanks for the chance to win and the tutorial.
annstorlie@yahoo.com

Christine L said...

what a wonderful tutorial ... Will definitely try a new technique. I have a small collection of cherished teddies that I love. I follow your blog-Love it. Thanks so much for a chanceat your adorable table runner.

Donna Baker said...

What a fun table runner! I often wonder why nothing has captured my desire to collect. guess I dont want to get obsessed about it. ha. I suppose I collect fabric and purses are my thing then! Thanka for the chance to win!

Judy D in WA said...

Your teddy bear mug rug is adorable! My heart melted a little bit when I saw the Chicken Runner. Great tutorial. I can't wait to make my own Chicken Runner because I collect chickens!

Sue said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Your table runner turned out beautifully and I really must get some of that chicken wire fabric for myself in both colors! I collect cook books and now when I'm at a Goodwill or such stores I look for old quilting or craft books too.

Anonymous said...

My Best friend Margaret's maiden name is Chicken and I have been giving her things that are Chicken. A purse that looks like a setting hen, A cookie jar, A real Rubber Chicken etc. This table runner would be GREAT! to place the chicken deviled eggs tray onto it! Love you tutorial.
quiltnrobin@nwi.net

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I collect teapots and tea cups. I began collecting the tea cups when I was a teenager so I've been at it for quite awhile. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway for the wonderful table runner. Thanks for the tutorial.

Tracey said...

The table runner is beautiful. We used to keep chickens until last year when we got a puppy. He wouldn't leave them alone, he's a retriever and kept trying to bring them to us. We had to give them away to a friend in the end.
As for collecting, l collect me to you teddy ornaments.

Rachel said...

Oh, I love that runner!! OK, I know you said we couldn't say "fabric"...but I collect CHICKEN fabric...LOL...I have to call it a collection since I haven't cut into them (no, I will not admit to how much I have...LOL)...I also collect the large Jim Shore Angels (primarily the ones with scenic skirts)...Have a great day and thanks for the opportunity!!

Deb said...

I collect watering cans and have them planted with flowers in the summer and sitting on my porch steps. Others i have inside the house.

Josie McRazie said...

I collect Dolphins. Not sure why. I have always loved them and have MANY swimming around my house!

pinsandneedles said...

Love your teddy bear mug rug...the embroidery is fantastic! I collect snowmen! I now have so many that I can't put them all out. I leave them out for the winter season which is fairly long where I live.
Thanks for the great table runner tutorial and the generous giveaway!

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Having grown up on a chicken farm, I'm always looking for new chicken related fabric. We lived next to a farmer who raised cattle and I always loved the sound of the cow bells.....so I have a cow bell collection

LeAnne said...

I have a friend who would love this table runner. She collects anything chicken! I don't have time to collect anything but fabric.

Charlene S said...

I collect turtles AND pictures of my grandchildren.

Lisa Cox said...

I love the chicken table runner!

Well, I actually collect X-Men comic books, LOL. My husband says I collect chickens (live ones!) as I now have 51 of them.

paulette said...

I collect enamel coffee pots and yes, roosters/hens! I once had one of my daughters' boyfriends say 'Are you aware that you have 36 roosters in your kitchen?" I replied "I think you have too much time on your hands" and handed him a dust cloth!! :o)
Take care and thanks for the chance to win your lovely table runner!
Paulette

arlette said...

Love the chicken table runner and loved the tutorial, I'll make one, promise!!!
I collect on thimbles and fridge magnets from worldwide!!!!, also have a weakness with teddy bears, they're the cutest thing!!!!

rubyslipperz said...

VERY cute bear stitchery and your table runner is very cute too. I collect Frogs, Wizard of Oz stuff, Madame Alexander dolls and some Jim shore figurines...o, and should I mention...FABRIC? lol =P

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Gill said...

Great runner! I actually collect chicken fabric but I haven't used any yet! I also collect chairs! every time I promise my husband no more I see one that I just have to have!

Snoodles said...

I collect duckies! Well, I used to, anyway...that was before I started collecting fabric. LOL I have always loved this fabric, and have been searching on the web for some. I appreciate the wonderful tut you did on SewWeQuilt!

Connie said...

Wonderful tutorial! I collect rocks from different places to put in my flower beds!

Anonymous said...

I recognised your fabric as familiar (there is a length of it in my own stash) and started reading in earnest to find out how you handled it, very nicely too! Thanks for the lovely and practical example of chooky decor.. I'm encouraged to get mine out and put it to use now. I started collecting various pottery and porcelain lines but found it to be rather expensive and resulted in a home full of 'things'. Unless you have a huge home this can take over and the functionality of our space is more precious to me now. I was relieved to give them away and make room for a more functional hobby, using my hands.
toni-anne grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

Cathy said...

The table runner is so cute...and perfect for my table, of course, lol
I notice I am not the only commentor with real live pet chickens...have 15 newborns on the way!

I collect ceramic salt and pepper shakers that look like ears of corn....it is amazing how many different ones there are out there.

Thanks for the opportunity to win the tablerunner...your tutorial was awesome!
cathybhaney@gmail.com

Quilting "b" said...

Wonderful tutorial. I have never done any quilt as you go projects. This might be my first one. I really love this table runner. Wonderful job and the colours are really beautiful. I collect Lady Bugs. Thank you for a chance to win

BethAnn from Texas said...

LOVE this runner and the tutorial makes me want to run to the machine. Right now it seems I only collect quilty ideas as I attempt to find balance among all the priorities, but I do have a nice collection of angels and snow men.

If I were to win this runner I would take pictures before gifting it to my youngest who is moving into her first place. She's an Ag teacher & she loves chickens & John Deere.

Thank you for sharing your talent!!! themusicroom@hotmail.com

robin said...

Lovely table runner. :) I collect dust. HA! Just popped into my head. No - honestly, I collect vintage sheets.

Kathy H said...

I saw your post at stash manicure and think the runner is so cute. I like the chicken wire around the chickens so they don't go running everywhere Funny! I am a follower. I do collect a few things other than fabric. I guess cardinals would be my favorite. I love your bear mug rug. I have wanted to try some embroidered ones but hadn't yet gotten to it. Yours is very cute.

nicoledemana crafts said...

How cute is this runner I love chickens as I am a farmers daughter I grew up with tons of pets including chicks.I am a fabric collector like most quilting fanatics lol have a good day ttfn Nicole

Anonymous said...

NEAT TABLE RUNNERS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
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HAPPY STITCHING ALL!

Linda said...

#50 should have added: msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Julie in WA said...

Thank you for an easy-to-follow QAYG tutorial. I have not tried this technique, but you make it look easy, and I will give it a try!

I collect Kaleidoscopes, Marjolein Bastien Christmas ornaments, and fabric!

Donna said...

I collect way too many things...pez candy dispensers, antique candle holders, china teacups, depression glass dishes and antique blown glass christmas ornaments. I'll stop there before I embarass myself further!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Lee Ann L. said...

Chickens! How cute is that?!? I am wanting to keep chickens when we find a home of our own.

I collect several things.

Krystonia Figurines
Porcelain (piggy) Banks
Tassel Dolls

Thank you for a chance to win! :-)

Deb said...

I really don't collect anything other than way too much fabric! The mug rug is so cute!

iluvmybugs said...

Enjoyed your tutorial at Sew We Quilt...cute runner! I love to collect gadgets for all the different hobbies I enjoy. Thanks for the chance!
~Terry~

ShirleyC said...

In my kitchen, I collect various Mary Engelbreit items. I have some dishes, a canister set, and teapots/cups.
I also collect angels. I love angels!
I love the runner too!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Sweet mug rug! I have a chicken lovin' friend who would love your runner~ but she'd have to pry it out of my hands if I won it. LOL I collect thimbles. We moved so much that it had to be something small, and they are fun to look for when we travel. Have a happy day!

Karen said...

I collect snow globes. Love the table runner.
Karen

Sherill said...

I enjoyed your tutorial at Sew We Quilt! I will use this method soon. Birthdays coming! I collect books, way too many my DH says!

Anonymous said...

I collect Art Nouveau silver.

Suzanne
goldwingsummers@aol.com

Brenda said...

Love the runner. I have a few little collections. I just add to them when I find something I just cannot pass up. I do not have an abundance of any one thing though. I have a few Scottie dog items through my house including a real live furry one. A few chickens including some real live feathered ones. I also have a few bears sitting around my house, no real live furry ones though.lol And I have a few favored tea cup sets. And I love the fabric you used in the runner and would love to see it sitting on one of my tables, maybe with a chicken sitting in the center. Love coming to visit you!

Lisa said...

Lovely tutorial! I collect Holly Hobbie for my sewing room decor, I have roosters in the kitchen along with vintage rolling pins and hand utensils such as whisks and beaters. I'm always on the lookout for books by Harold Bell Wright, Lloyd C Douglas, Gene Stratton Porter, etc. One major challenge I face with my love of old or vintage items is that I live in a community that is only about 60 years old with a fairly low population. So my finds are from trips that we take "out"!

Richard Healey said...

I am a coumputer geek not sure if its collecting but I have twice as many computers in the house as people. For example on my desk sits 2 computers side by side each with dual monitors.'


http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://trackmyshows.com

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love chicken and roosters have lots of them that I have collected. I don't have a huge collection of any one thing but lots of smaller collections of things I love. Roosters, chickens, hearts, teddy bears and dolls.

Hugs
Iris

regan said...

I love this little quilt! It's so sweet! Cluck!

And I've collecting vintage ladies gloves for years.....had to stop when I reach about 50 pairs! I also collect vintage darning eggs.....but they are hard to find now!

Mimi said...

I can only thing that I collect is bird ornaments... we have them in wood, glass, fabric and in January I discovered the sweetest and cutest wee owl in the backyard (unfortunately it was dead) but we are going to have it stuffed! Thanks for the chance!

Wivi said...

Lovely table runner.
I collect coffee cups and have about 150.

LindaB said...

Just love your "chooky" table runner and great easy QAYG tutorial. your little bear mug rug is very sweet. I have a small collection of thimbles...my silver ones are my favorites.I also have a small collection of teddybears and dolls.
thanks for the chance to win...LindaB
linda@stationeryworld.net.au

MoeWest said...

I think the tablerunner looks great! I have a few hen and rooster items in my kitchen, since my DH was born in the year of the rooster. I collect white vases and planters and other dishes. Thanks for the chance to win the runner.

Leslie said...

I collect green depression glass. It started with some plates from my DHs grandmother's estate when she passed. My mother continued to supply me on special occasions until she passed. Now I pretty much am on my own. I don't actively add to it because I have so many pieces. But I do enjoy using it.

Patrica said...

Enjoyed your tutorial on Sew We Quilt, I don't really collect things but stuff does collect around here all the same, does dust count? ;)

Marcia W. said...

I'm entering this giveaway because my mother collects roosters, and everyone seems to give her roosters, and she is making a rooster quilt (a sweet blogger sent her rooster and chicken fabric scraps too).... yet what she doesn't have is a rooster table runner! As I live with my Mom, I live roosters vicariously! She has rooster and chicken pieces of yard art. These are so realistic that a hawk dove down to nab a meal, fought that concrete rooster, and then gave up and flew off. We saw it happen!
Please enter me into your drawing - and I am a follower too. Enjoyed the post on SewWeQuilt too.

LethargicLass said...

I adore chickens so this is right up my alley :) I collect little glass "critter" beads... I have about a hundred!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Just dropping by to say, Great post at Sew We Quilt. I always love it when you post.

Chiska said...

I collect books. Fun table runner. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have a friend who's kitchen is done in roosters. This would look great on her table. I collect teapots and vintage sewing machines. Thanks for the chance.

quiltma said...

I am a follower and a collector. I collect Jim Shore pieces and Longaberger baskets.

Laine said...

Love the embroidery work on your mug rug. I am a collector of old vintage snowmen and santas.

lsandes@comcast.net

Gwen said...

I am such a collector-- and there are several different things that I collect. I love and have a large array of tea pots, trays, and miniatures. I also love bunnies and anything that says "Country Farm"-- so the chicken table would fit right in with my decor! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

KatieQ said...

I'm a new follower. I really enjoyed reading through your past posts. I collect teapots and use them all because I am a tea addict.

Donna Joy said...

I collect owls, and fabric. Your mug rug is darling, yes I enjoy embroidery.
Thanks for giveaway

Judy1522 said...

I collect teacups, teapots and miniature tea sets. I have also recently started collecting vintage hand embroidered linens.

Karen said...

I had fun reading your tutorial at M Samm's. Another great one from you!!
I have far too may things I collect. The one I will tell you about is my Jim Shore Christmas ornaments.

Tammy said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I collect bells: brass, ceramic, china, etc. Also, I collect Cats Meow pieces. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

I have small collections - 5 or 6 of some things - ceramic cats, pin cushions, fancy plates that are hanging on my wall...

Nancy B said...

The earliest things I began collecting are Hummel figurines some 54 years ago. I also love English tea cups and teapots. I enjoyed your tutorial at Sew We Quilt and would love to be the lucky winner of the cute table runner. I do love the farm animals.

Anonymous said...

What a great tablerunner! I collect salt & pepper shakers (the quirkier the better) green frog ornaments, red glassware and of course, fabric.

Julie said...

I collect apple items for kitchen decor, but I'd love that runner for my sister who collects chickens!

Lisa C said...

When my son was in elementary school I was only working part-time so I had a bit of free time. If he was studying something in school, I found a cookie cutter for it and made the class cookies. I still collect cookie cutters even though today's his 22 birthday. Decorated cutout cookies bring a smile to everyone's face! You just can't think about the fact that what it took you hours to create is usually gone in under 15 minutes...!

quilt happy said...

love a good giveaway

Bonnie said...

I love the chicken runner. I collect dragonflies and cobalt blue glassware. Thanks for the chance to win.

Christa said...

Love the way the table runner came out. And what do I collect? Hmmm.... It's amazing, but at different times in our lives I guess we collect different things. Right now my favorite thing to collect is moments with and hugs and kisses from my grandson. :)

soccermom1 said...

I collect old crocks big and small!
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

Cathy said...

Besides my fabric stash I collect limited edition Fairy figurines and plates (the Irish in me). I also have a collection of Cougar prints, pictures and a plate.
CathyC in Alberta
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Jodi said...

I love how your runner turned out. Love the fabric as well. I'd love to give the quilt as you go method a try. If I can combine the quilting with the sewing at the same time, I'm game. I'm decorating my kitchen with chickens now. I was decorating with cows but after many years I wanted a change. One thing I collect is magnets, the kind you put on your icebox. Everywhere I travel and where friends and family travel, I have a magnet. It's perfect as they are not big, not expensive and are lots of fun. I have them from all over the world. A friend just brought me a magnet from Sweden that she gave me today.

Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win a beautiful runner.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Teresa said...

My daughter's name is Hope and I collect things with her name.

I also collect roosters. I have about 25 of them now and the chicken table runner would be a great addition.

hueisei said...

I collect price tag.. Yup..I'm serious..

Cathy said...

Oh Gosh I collect so many things. My favorite was my bell collection. Lately I have been collecting wind chimes. BTW I would love to win that runner.

cathy

Charlene said...

I also collect bears. I like the woodsy/cabin look so I collect bears and pine trees to go along with them. My daughter recently did her new kitchen with a chicken theme. It's so cute. I'd love to give her a runner.

SassyCathy said...

I also do collect lots of things. My favorite would be cobalt blue glass. The blue so rich and so bright it almost hurts your eyes to look at it.
One day I plan to make a black, white, and BLUE all over quilt :-)
Lately - I have been collecting 30's reproduction fabric.
Especially the Scotty dogs. I am searching for some Aunt Grace 15th Anniversary Scotty Dog fabric - the black dog with red coat on cream/white background with tiny black dots on it.
Thank you for the chance to win! :-)
Cathy

KOcanQuilt said...

I might be too late, but I just saw your tutorial. I am very much into chickens. This would be fun to win. Either way, thank you for sharing such a great tutorial.

Sallie said...

Christmas ornaments. Thanks for the giveaway!

Marsha said...

I have a collection of bells and special Christmas ornaments and some special bears. Not one big collection, but several small ones! Thanks for the chance to win. Also, thanks for the tutorial, it is saved for future regerence.

Anna said...

besides the obvious which is anything fabric or wool I have started collection Ironstone...yum. Thank you for the tutorial and give away..cluck, cluck!

quilterro said...

I have collected giraffes for years. When people know you collect something, your collection has a way of growing very quickly!

free indeed said...

I use to collect alot of things, but now I can't stand the clutter! (snowmen, nutcrackers, cows, chickens) My newest passion is dishes! I've bought at least 4 sets this past year just to change up the table settings with the seasons. But it is getting hard to store them all and change them out :P But I will persevere for now anyway!
I am a follower.

Mary said...

I love the tablerunner, and you did an awesome job with the tutuorial. I collect cookie cutters.

Carol Stuck said...

I have a wonderful collection of bears and also of salt glaze pottery. I would love to be entered in your drawing of the table runner. It is just awesome. Love chickens!!!

Thanks so much!
hugs,
Carol
grams1garden@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

I collect cats of all kinds, living and otherwise.

Connie said...

Lovely giveaway gift! I collect small things, like miniature sewing machines, Santas and angels and snowmen by Jim Shore, Christmas in the City buildings, and fabric.

Sandra Kaye said...

I just wanted to say ...I am your newest follower now!!! I look forward to getting to know each other. Many hugs....Sandra

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