Saturday, 24 July 2010

Christmas giveaway .......

........... Christmas?  Well it is July, so I think it's time for a Christmas giveaway and so did those wonderful people at Martingale & Co.

If you’re anything like me, every year, when December rolls round, you promise yourself that next year you will start your Christmas projects early.  Well this year, I can help one of you to do just that.  I have a copy of this super book, called Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch to give away, thanks to the wonderful Martingale.
This was written by a mother and daughter called Heather and Elissa Willms, and it is a really clever book as there are seven country-style projects, then you flip the book over and there are seven bright and contemporary ones.

Please note the following pictures are copyright and you must have Martingale's permission to use them.
Like applique?  How about this wallhanging then?

Like working with wool?  How about this?

Want to make a Christmas stocking or two?  Here they are.

Fancy snuggling up under a cosy quilt on a cold Christmas evening?  Here is the perfect quilt for you.
or maybe you prefer this one
Really, there are projects in this book to suit everybody, whether you are an applique fan, a paper piecing novice or just love traditional piecing as you can see.  The instructions are all beautifully clear, and I particularly loved the "Hopscotch Hints" which appear here and there which are little boxes with helpful tips, such as how to apply your binding to a curved edge.

Sadly, I have to give this book away, I can't keep it for myself, so, if you want to win it here's what to do.  You get one entry just by leaving a comment on this post.  If you become a follower, or already are one, you have another entry,  and if you post on your blog about this giveaway you can have a third entry as long as you tell me that you are claiming a second and/or third entry.  

Here's the small print:  please, if you are entering, make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win.  I can not accept anonymous entries and this giveaway is open to everyone, wherever in the universe they live.

This giveaway will be open until Wednesday (28 July) evening, and I will draw a winner and post the name on Thursday  morning.  Since I did not get on with the random generator thingy, I will probably get Mr Fixit to pick a name out of the hat.

69 comments:

  1. Well someone's got to get the ball rolling...love this book!! And would love to own it so PLEASE throw my name into your random generator thingy! ;o)
    Thanks so much!!
    Paulette

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  2. I am a follower...you have been on my side bar since day one...but I forgot to sign-up on your site..I keep forgetting to do that on all the blogs I follow...I MUST make a point of signing up!! Thanks again for having such a great GA!
    Paulette

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  3. Hi,Thanks for your comment,it has been a busy summer with school being out and having my six grandchildren, they have kept me busy, very little sewing. I just took a break for a while from blogging and so I had some free time this morning and read some blogs. I would loves to enter your giveaway, I loves Christmas, I am a follower already. my email is kinkade1648@windstream.net. Hope you have a great week in! God bless!

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  4. I just blogged about you Christmas GA..!! Have fun!! And thanks for the chance to win this lovely book!
    Paulette

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  5. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway! It looks like a great book.

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  6. Looks like a great book. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to make some of these projects.

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  7. Count me in and tell Mr Fixit I think he's fabulous....No harm sucking up :o)
    THe book looks brill and would look quite nice on my shelf.
    Ab x

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  8. Some people call it following, the police say it's stalking :o)

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  9. this is a beautiful giveaway please enter me in and I have also a giveaway

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  10. Many, many pretty projects! I like the way the book is divided with the two different styles.

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  11. Perfect timing Sue - the theme for Tuesday Quilters next week in Christmas in July. Please enter me 3 times!

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  12. WHAT A GREAT GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING,LOVE,LINDA

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  13. I've just become a follower thanks to Paulette from Sweet P Quilting. She keeps me in the loop of all the great blogs and giveaways

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  14. Please enter me into your giveaway and I am so sorry you can't keep it for yourself!

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  15. Please enter me in your Christmas giveqway. Looks like a really fun book! Thanks!

    Myrtlesgirl
    berglindada@loretel.net

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  16. Please enter me in your giveaway - I love Christmas patterns! I came to your site via Paulette....

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  17. Hi Sue,

    Please count me in your giveaway - this book looks really great!

    I have posted about it on my blog and I have become a follower.

    Thanks

    Julia:00

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  18. Hi Sue
    I have found your blog via Hazels [Cotton Cocktails] - I will fulfill all your requirements so please enter me 3x.
    Love your blog
    Rachel
    rachel.mellor@talk21.com

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  19. Hi Sue
    It's awful to think that Christmas is less than half a year away. It looks a lovely book and I've become a follower of your blog.

    All the best
    Sue W
    sue@davidandsuewild.co.uk

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  20. Oooooooweeeee! I would love that book, something to inspire me before the mad Christmas project rush. Thanks for the chance!

    micheletimms@gmail.com

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  21. Looks like a wonderful book! I'd love to win!!! :-)

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  22. would love to win the book - i need inspiration as i'm trying to make it a hand-made christmas!

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  23. I just learned about your blog by reading Sweet Paulette's blog. Since she likes your blog, I'm sure I will too. I certainly like what I see so far.
    Please enter me in your Giveaway. I'd love to win the book.

    Synthia
    spnquilt2@gmail.com

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  24. thank you for showing some of the projects in the book. There are several I would love to make. Thank you for the chance.

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  25. I became a follower. Looking forward to your daily blog.

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  26. These books have some great projects to make Christmas even more fun. Count me in and thank you for such a great giveaway.

    Have a super great day.

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  27. I am a follower of your great and wonderful blog.

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  28. Hello Sue,
    From near Washington DC, I am a follower. Whew! Need to work on holiday projects just to get my mind off the heat! Thank you for making our week, and having this giveaway!
    Nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  29. I found you through Paulette over at Sweet P Quilting and Creations. She and her cute pooches have been busy blogging about your giveaway. Have a great (what is left) of your weekend! I am new to the blog, and am staying up late to catch up on reading it. (Don't tell hubby!)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  30. I would love to be included in your giveaway for a chance to win this book. Thanks!

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  31. Looks like a very nice book that you are giving away. I found you because you are on my blog list. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to these days.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice book.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  32. I keep planning to make a Christmas quilt but somehow don't get to it- maybe I need some inspiration.
    I am a follower of your blog now - officially. You have been on my blog list for quite awhile now.
    Thanks for hosting a lovely giveaway.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  33. I keep saying I don't need any more quilting books, then I see another one I can't live without ...

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  34. Like Sewali, I also keep saying 'I need no more books' but then I see one like this and think - 'thats nice I would like to make something from there'!

    You have been on the side bar on my blog since the begining so does that make me a follower too?

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  35. The book looks like a winner. I am a follower please add my name to your hat!
    I was just thinking yesterday that I need to get out the blocks I made with Christmas fabric and get that going...that's as far as it got :)

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  36. love giveaways. Paulette told me about your giveaway. Like your blog.
    Count me in.

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  37. I love the book. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I am also a follower. I sure hope I win it.

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  38. HO..HO..HO! Great giveaway! Enjoy how you play with your blog backgrounds...Fun!

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  39. Yikes! It's scary to think the Christmas season will be here before we know it and we'll all wish we would have started sewing sooner. Would love to win the book! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  40. I'm leaving a second message - have changed the profile so my email shows up. Sorry.

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  41. That Paulette, she is always the early bird.....I am a follower

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  42. I think that book is just awesome and would love the chance to win.

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  43. I will post.....give me a second to get there and do it...I hate coming back and forth...just a second.

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  44. This looks like a fun book and I'm feeling the need to make something Christmasy now instead of at the last minute!

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  45. I signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. Thank you kindly for giving me a chance in your giveway. This looks like a wonderful book.

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  47. Aaah the 'C' word! Is it that time already? LOL looks like a great book, it may give me a headstart this year! I started my mums quilt late Nov or was it early Dec? LOL

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  48. I'm already a follower too!

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  49. Lovely to meet you! Just found out about your generous giveaway from Julia (Bilbury Grove),

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter-I sooooo love Christmas projects.

    On my way now to put it on my sidebar, so please enter me again,
    Also became a follower,

    Blessings, Shazy x

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  50. Oh my gosh!!!!, I love your layout I see you're most than ready for christmas, it's my fave time of the year, and I'd be most than happy to win the book, please throw my name in the hat and tell Mr. Fixit to pick meeeee, I love, love, love L-O-V-E to make christmas quilts yay!!!!, thank you for hosting the giveaway :*

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  51. I'm happy I've met you, I'm your new follower and I know I'm so excited for the giveaway you're having that I forgot to tell you my addy, lol. it's: arlettelk(at)gmail(dot)com BTW congrats in your most than 10000 visitors! :), way to go!!!
    I'll make the other step later on, I'm listening some thunders coming to my way!

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  52. love it!
    I have already started my Christmas stuff...so this would be perfect :) :)

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  53. What a great give away! Thanks for the opportunity. You can contact me through my blog if I am the lucky one!

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  54. I love making Christmas items! I try to make them year round but it doesn't always work that way lol.

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  55. who doesn't like Christmas, and this is double the pleasure 2 books in one. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  56. I love Christmas books and can't get enough of them. Thanks a bunch.

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  57. I am a follower of Quilt Times.

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  58. I posted your giveaway on my blog.

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  59. I'm not anonymous I'm Melba and I'd love to have a chance to win this great book, please
    melbaks(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Oh pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee I'd love to win the wonderful book, then I'made all the steps, I've put the info of the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog, did I say I love christmas? <3, thank you again for hosting this

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  61. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  62. I love Christmas things and this book would be wonderful to have so please count me in your giveaway.
    Thanks

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  63. What a lovely give-away, it never too early to start getting things done for Christmas so this would be a lovely one to win
    Hugs Janice

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  64. What a great book! Hope I'm not too late to be thrown into the hat! :-))

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  65. I'm a follower now too~ love the Christmas background!~ it makes me think 'cool temps'. LOL :-)

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