Thursday, October 18, 2012

More Ho Ho Ho and a Giveaway

Boy the week is sure flying by quickly...I swear that yesterday was Monday, even though my phone said Wednesday~ and what has happened to my world ...my phone knows more about what day it is than I do! There was a time when I wore a pretty button bracelet watch every day...now I check my phone for the time. I'm not sure I like how this is going but it sure is going. Anyway where was I, oh yeah, distracted by something shiny.

Last night I was able to get the borders on my Carol's Christmas Cacophony -- oh I love alliteration!


I added a peppermint-y stripe inner border and used cornerstones so I wouldn't have to match anything.


I took this pictures outside and the color isn't quite right. The quilt is a lovely soft yellow interspersed with wild dollops of color - LOL! I'm going to use that peppermint-y stripe for the binding and in fact I already made it -- oh I am so proud of me - LOL!


And this is the fabric I found for the back -- OMG isn't it perfect? I found it at Joanns and it was 50% off and I know I haven't seen it there before yesterday. The clerk said they had gotten some new bolts in just before the sale and this had to one of them. I can't believe I would have passed this by if I had seen it before.

So where does that leave me? I have a lovely Christmas quilt top and I still have a bin of Christmas fabrics that is bursting at the seams. So I think that a giveaway is in order.


Here is a sampling of what I will send you .... 100 5" squares of Christmas-y winter-y fabrics.There will be duplicates but overall there will be about 40 different fabrics. No Big Dude is not included in the giveaway but you may need to know that there is a pet - a LARGE furry cat- that lives in my home and claims my cutting table as a perch most afternoons. In looking more closely at this picture I realize it could be one of those "where's Waldo?" puzzles.... do you see scissors, and a crab, and a train and a big mess? Oh you are observant.

Anyway here's the deal.. leave me a Christmas greeting on this post and I will send one lucky winner 100 5" squares. This giveaway will run from today till next Tuesday - October 23rd at midnight EST - then I'll pick a winner and announce it on Wednesday the 24 - sound good? I hope so!

Okay I'm off to get some dinner - happy stitching!

carol fun

26 comments:

  1. Pretty quilt! But don't include me in the giveaway! I have more projects already than I know what to do with! LOL

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  2. Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas. My cat would love to sniff on those squares.

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  3. merry christmas i love all things christmas and would love to win

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  4. Here's wishing you a very merry Christmas season! My daughter is getting married December 8th, and wouldn't this project be something fun to do afterwards? Yours is adorable.

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  5. Don't put me in the giveaway but I had to comment on the gorgeous quilt. I love that stipe border and the backing fabric is perfect.

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  6. Oh my heavens! Some of those lovely fabrics. I would LOVE to be entered in the draw for those squares. Keeping fingers and toes crossed lol.

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  7. Hoping you have a magical Christmaas!!

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  9. Merry Ho Ho Ho. Sending many early Christmas greetings to you. I love your quilt. It's so bright and vibrant. What a great way to use so many different holiday prints.

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  10. Merry Christmas
    Happy Holidays
    Feliz Navidad
    Will those work for ya? LOL

    I'd love to win these Christmas squares. It would be so much fun to make a Christmas eye spy type quilt for my 21 month old granddaughter, Shaye.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Awesome giveaway, Carol.

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  11. A Christmas "carol" for you. Deck the halls with boughs of holly....sew as fast as you can and you will be jolly!

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  12. Merry Christmas! My cats think they own the place, too!

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  13. Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad, prospero ano de felicidad!

    Cats rarely have boundaries but who cares? Love your Christmas Cacophony and all its happy vibes. 5" squares of more holiday cheer sounds fab! Count me in, please :)

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  14. I so love your quilt....so fun...it would keep me entertained for hours just looking at all of the fabrics.

    The magi of Christmas is in the eyes of a Child...Merry Christmas!

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  15. Very cute quilt...some little person will love it....and I would love the fabric to make one!

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  16. Your Christmas quilt is very cute. Ho Ho Ho and a Merry Christmas to you, early! I have started cutting a few Christmas squares myself, and these would fit right in, I'm sure. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Christmas quilty greetings to you and some happy
    winner of this lovely prize...what a precious quilt.
    Judi in MS

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  18. I love your backing fabric! I really wish we had JoAnn's here in the UK!
    I'd love to join in your giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!!

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  19. Perfect backing. Looks like you were in the right place at the right time! Would love to start my own cacophony with your giveaway - and my name fits!

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  20. Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. -Dr. Seuss

    And I think your quilt is cute.

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  21. Happy Christmas. Love that quilt and the backing is perfect for it!

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  22. Too cute! It's like I Spy for Christmas. I love the fabric - a new project on my list for sure.

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  23. Count me in...I love Christmas fabrics and my cats would love that your cat loved on them. My twister would love all of those 5 inch squares. Thanks for being so generous.

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  24. Wonderful quilt...and who can pass up an opportunity to start another project?! Merry Christmas!

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  25. 11/47 almost missed the signup! That's what I get for not reading your blog for a few days. It was much easier when I worked because I had more time to kill. Retirement, funny thing! Love the finished quilt and new star quilt in progress. Hope I win some awesome Christmas squares. Thanks!

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  26. See what happens when you fall behind in reading your favorite blogs? You miss very cool giveaways! :( And now I have to drive to the nearest JoAnn's - about 200 miles - and search out that backing fabric! It's perfect for your fabulous Christmas quilt! How long did you collect Christmas Fabric?

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