Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Would You Be Interested??? and a giveaway

Hi! Long time no blogging. How are you? I'm good. :) Yep, we now live in Idaho and it is a dream!! I was so nervous about Idaho, but I absolutely LOVE it here! Great neighbors, great town, great church ward, it's beautiful!, bike trails, mountains, cool weather. What more could I ask for?! I have lots to share... but until then, I've also been working hard!!

Do you remember my pillow I made last year with the Liberty prints?

Well, the pattern is finally ready to send out to testers and get published! Wahoo!! I am loving this pattern! The designs are so versatile and endless. I could make this pattern a hundred times and not get bored with it. So... I was thinking of putting together a Quilt Along! what do you think???





I made a mock up of different designs I could put together. Do you believe it? ALL of these designs come from ONE BLOCK! ONE PATTERN! It's too much fun.

The pattern will be available in 12", 18", and 24" finished block sizes (sold separately or bundled at a discounted price). If I make this with 24" blocks the finished quilt will be 72" x 96". Or you could go smaller with the 18" block and make a 54" x 72" which would be a great size for the couch. Or do 3 x 3 blocks instead of the 3 x 4 I have shown here. or make some intense baby blankets with the 12" blocks and the above layout would finish at 36" x 48". Or make the larger blocks in a 4x4 layout.... anyway, you get the idea.


I have the QAL all planned out in my head and I think it will be awesome!! But before I begin recruiting guest bloggers, and sponsors, and I want to find out how much interest there is in this. Will you join me??? If there are only a few people interested then I'll probably pass and just blog about it rather than do all out. (sorry). But if there is a LOT of interest then I am going to work my butt off to get awesome prizes, sponsors, and guest bloggers with tips and design ideas, etc.

SO.... if you are interested, PLEASE help spread the word so more people can know about it and share their interest as well!


Do you want to join a Celestial Star Quilt Along???

If yes: Leave a comment and say YES! 

I will also pick a winner or two to win a free copy of the pattern!

I will begin planning as soon as I feel that I've received a large enough response here on the blog. So direct all your friends here. :) Depending on how long that takes, I'm hoping to start the QAL mid-July. Pattern should be released in the next week or two.


Thanks so much! 
I hope you're all having an amazing summer!! :)

Diane

54 comments:

  1. Very interested! I'm overloaded until early August so would happily play catch-up if the QAL starts mid-July.

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  2. Yes!! But only if I can make one with lots of pink like the pic.

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  3. Sounds like a great plan to me 😀

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  4. I love QAL and really have trouble saying no so it is a yes for me. can't wait.

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  5. I love your new pattern. If I can make time, I'd love to quilt along :)

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  6. I would love to quilt along. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  7. Quilt along would be cool! :)

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  8. I love your new pattern. Would love to win the pattern. Yes!
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  9. I totally love it, Im interested in a QAL

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  10. What a wonderful block, so versatile! I would love to join a quilt a long, but would not be able to start until mid August.

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  11. YES! I don't even know how you did all of those blocks, would love the pattern. Sharing with my buddies.

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  12. Yes!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  13. Yes, I need to make two baby quilts and I love this pattern. YES YES YES
    lisamcgriff (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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  14. Yes...and I shared with all of my IG friends.

    Charlene on IG as
    TheCottonFarm

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  15. I love the pattern. I'm usually too slow for a quilt along, but if I finish up my current projects then I might have time to devote to it.

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  16. Wow! What a star! I love this pattern and would love to test it out if you still need help. I don't know if I'd have time for a quilt along until later this summer, but I definitely want to make a scrappy pillow and would love to test it out for you! Let me know!

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  17. Yes,

    What an interesting pattern. I do not know if I could keep up with I QAL, but I would most certainly like to try.

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  18. Yes! I think a QAL would be awesome for this pattern!

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  19. I'm way too busy, and YET - my answer is YES!!! Such a great pattern with so many options!!

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  20. I would love to but return to work next week so not sure at the moment how much time I will have for sewing to a tight schedule. Lovely pattern though!

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  21. Yes, sounds like fun! Your mock up looks beautiful :)

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  22. Yes, what a great looking quilt. I'm intrigued at all the different looks you get from one block!

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  23. Yes! A quilt along would be nice!

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  24. Yes! A quilt along would be nice!

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  25. I'd love to join my first QAL! Just depends on time, and requirements, and if it's International cause i'mall the way over in Australia :|

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  26. So interested, but don't know if I have the time! It is such a beautiful, beautiful quilt. sarah@forrussia.org

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  27. Yes, that is so pretty! And the red shows up great in the close ups of that pillow, wondering if I'd dare to use my Liberty stash on something like this...

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  28. Yes, please!! and thanks for the chance!

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  29. Yes! A quilt a long sounds fun and I really like the chosen pattern.

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  30. This sounds like a great idea! Love that pattern!

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  31. Yes. I love the idea of the large quilt blocks. Thanks.

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  32. Yes! I want to play around with some solids!

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  33. All these pictures on IG are really getting me to want to join in (and I really shouldn't start a new project now) plus I already know which fabric I would use... Oh no, I am so bad, I need to resist, I need to resist... Lovely gorgeous pattern though ;-)

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  34. Yes - you can never go wrong with stars

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  35. I found this on Instagram so I bought the pattern and I'm in!!

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  36. Yes!

    Haha, so I realized I commented on a post that was a year old! Silly me.

    Anyway, I've never paper pieced and this looks great.

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  37. I think I may be a no-reply account, so here is my email

    komnumep@hotmail.com

    IG:thegoodsmeller

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