Hello MMXIV + a Giveaway!

The giveaway is now closed! Thank you so much for participating.

Happy New Year! 2013 is behind us and I am looking forward to see what 2014 has in store. The past year was a big year for me quilting and sewing wise; I learned a lot and tried to continually push myself beyond my comfort zone. My first solo quilting adventure started in February and was finally finished in early August. After that quilt was completed, I was officially smitten with quilting. While the first half of 2013 was slow sewing, the second half was filled with the hum of my sewing machine.

Here are a few of my favorite finishes for 2013 (the ones I wrapped up in November & December will be featured this month):

1. Hand Tied Quilt , 2. Somerset Star Pillow, 3.  A Baby Quilt, 4. Round and Round Wall Hanging,
5. Penguin, 6. Sunglasses Case

2014 already has a quilty to-do list almost a page long with what I want to work on this year; they range from our bed quilt to a series of mini quilts. My two big goals are to learn how to paper piece and quilt of out my stash as long as possible before making any more fabric purchases.

To thank you for your support in 2013 and to celebrate the arrival of 2014 I am doing another giveaway! The giveaway is now closed. I discovered and fell in love with Aurifil thread (I sew/quilt with it almost exclusively now) this past year and I want to share some with you. Aurifil generously sent me a box of thread to share with my readers! There will be three lucky winners to kick off 2014: the first winner will receive a variety pack of small spools & four large spools of thread and two additional winners will receive a variety pack each.

First Winner!

First Prize


Second and Third Prize

All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter link below and tell me your go-to thread color. There is a second, bonus, entry there as well.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway is now closed. The giveaway will close on Monday, January 6th at 8pm EST and I will announce the winners Tuesday morning. (Sorry, I can only ship within the United States.) Thanks for stopping by, I look forward seeing you again soon!


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109 thoughts on “Hello MMXIV + a Giveaway!

  1. SHIRTS! | andpins April 10, 2014 at 8:33 am Reply

    […] piecing was one of my goals for 2014 along with another that we will not mention since I have failed spectacularly.  When I saw that […]

  2. […] thread is slightly thinner than others.) Color is something that my reader’s like as well. In my New Year’s post I asked my readers What is your go-to color of thread to quilt or sew with?  Their answers were […]

  3. Soley January 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity. I am making 2014 my year of actually finishing a quilt! I bout an entire bolt of batting (a batty idea) so now I am forced to finish!

  4. Chiska January 6, 2014 at 2:24 pm Reply

    I have a bunch of plans this year, quiet book for my brother, a couple of quilts, and I’m anxious to finish a quilt for my husband. Thanks!

  5. Julie T January 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm Reply

    I have Civil War Bride’s, Stars and Sprigs and Phoebe quilts in progress, plus several lap quilts, and teaching my sister how to quilt! That is just quilting. Yikes! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Linda Sandusky January 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm Reply

    so many plans for 2014…a quiet book for my grandson, my first queen size quilt and finishing all those 2013 ufo’s!! 🙂

  7. Jeri January 6, 2014 at 11:34 am Reply

    One of my goals for this year is to begin a Mariner’s Compass quilt for my son – probably the Moon Glow pattern by Jinny Beyer.

  8. Susan Redstreake Geary January 6, 2014 at 11:05 am Reply

    My go to color thread is teal. I hope to finish another “masterpiece” quilt this year to leave behind to my family to remember me by.

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