Saturday, 26 March 2011

Cooee .... Giveaway here ...

This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered.  The winner can be found here.
... I'm still here, even though I've been quiet this week.  There's not been much any quilting going on in QuiltTimes-land  so to make up for it, I've been reading about quilting.  I've had a couple of quilt magazines to read, and this book:

This is such a clever book, as there are 12 quilt designs, and you could choose to make a small version with 5" sqares, or a larger one using 10" squares - just perfect for either charm packs or layer cakes. Here are my favourite quilts
When you open this book, you will immediately find that it is actually a very readable one.  The author, Carrie Nelson, has a great writing style and her sense of humour comes through on almost every page.  I would love to meet her some day, as she does not seem to take either life, or herself, too seriously.  As you read the book you will find yourself laughing over and over again as she tells you something about herself, or how she named a design and so on.  I will say that the instructions for each quilt are very clear with lots of great diagrams too, and the first chapter, which is called "Puzzles, Pests and other Probably Not-So-Important Stuff" is full of useful hints, tips and techniques.

Now I can offer one of you the chance to win a copy of this book, thanks to Martingale and Company.  All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post before midnight GMT on Thursday 31 March, and I will use the random-thingy to draw a winner on 1 April.  Please make sure though that I can get in touch with you if you win.  If you are set as a "no-reply" blogger, or if you do not have a blog, please make sure you put an email adress in your comment.

115 comments:

  1. Would love to have this book in my library. Thanks for this opportunity!
    Gayle
    gag7949 at hotmail dot com

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  2. How cool! Thanks for the chance at winning such a cool book....

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  3. I have been checking out this book for a while and just never bought it! But I'm really into doing some smaller quilts lately and would love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity....

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  4. What a fun giveaway. I'd love a chance to win.

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  5. It sound like a terrific book. I'd love to own it and thanks for the opportunity.

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  6. Thanks to you and Martingale for such a great and useful giveaway!

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  7. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway book.

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  8. Thank you so much Sue for the chance to win a copy of the Schnibbles book. My birthday is this weekend....I hope I am lucky.

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  9. Looks like a great book! I love layer cakes and charm packs so I am sure I would use it. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  10. I've seen lots about these Schnibbles patterns and books, I'd be very interested to have a closer look. Thanks for the offer (not much sewing here either I'm afraid).

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  11. I agree, it is a wonderful book. Don't put me in the drawing as I already own it. Just stopped in to say hi! (waving from across the big pond)

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  12. I've been dying to start doing schnibbles patterns, but haven't purchased any yet! thanks for the chance to win! (and to combat my procrastination!)

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  13. Hi Sue, I have only recently bought some charm packs (my first) and yardage- waiting for them to arrive. This book would be great to win. :)

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  14. I would LOVE to win this book!Thanks for the opportunity!=)

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  15. Wow, this is a must have book!
    Thank you for the chance
    Gina

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  16. Sounds like just the book for me charm squares and layer cakes...my favourite!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Ooo, oooo, would love to win this one. I keep hearing wonderful things about Carrie and Schnibbles on various blogs.

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  18. Yes please!!
    I would love to win a copy of this book

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  19. Oh please... I'd love to win the book!!!!!!!!!

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  20. I love to win the book!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Happy quilting, Cisca

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  21. I know what you mean about Carrie's sense of humor. I read her blog and she often makes me laugh!

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  22. I'd been wondering about you. Glad to see a post from you.

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  23. Well that book looks lovely - a sort of two for one! Really pretty quilt on the cover too - I'd love to be able to win a copy! Thanks, Sue (& Martingales, of course)

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  24. I love Schnibbles and would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  25. Oh goodness.....a must have!! Fingers crossed!

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  26. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. I have this book on my wish list! It'd be nice to win. Thanks for a chance!

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  28. Love to win a copy of this one.

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  29. I'd love to add this book to my collection, thanks for the chance.

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  30. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Book looks fabulous, Sue. Thanks I've got lots of charms that I could use with these patterns.

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  32. The book looks great, would love to win ! Thanks

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  33. Thank you for a generous give away. I have had this book on my wish list for quite some time and would love to add it to my collection, I love using jelly rolls. The patterns look fantastic.

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  34. Looks like a great book - I'd love to win it. :) Thanks for the chance!

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  35. Reading about quilting is just as productive! That's how I justify all the time exploring bloigs :o)
    Ab x

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  36. Or blogs....too early to be typing apparently!

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  37. I'd love to have a chance to look through this book! Thank you and Martingale for the opportunity!

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  38. I would love to add this book to my library of quilt books. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  39. I like Carrie Nelson's quilt designs and would love to win one of her books. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  40. Wonderful book. Please don't enter me in your giveaway, but I wanted to let you know I posted about this on my page where I share insights on giveaways & contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  41. I'd love to enter your generous give away!

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  42. What a great giveaway! I've made several Schnibbles patterns, and I love Carrie's patterns. They are fun and quick to make up. Thanks for sharing a copy of her book!

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  43. Would love the opportunity to win a copy of the book. Like the idea that you can make a small or bigger version. Thanks!

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  44. I would love a copy of this book. Lots of great projects in it.

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  45. I have some charm packs just waiting to become schnibbles. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for this generous offer to win!

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  46. Thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to have a copy of it.

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  47. I have a charm pack and layer cake to try those patterns :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. This looks like a very interesting quilting book. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  49. I have been wanting this book for some time now, and would love a chance to win. Thanks for offering it as a giveaway.

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  50. I'm sure there would lots of quilt inspiration in this book. I'd love to have some new project ideas.

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  51. I'd love this book - Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I would love to add this book to my collection - thanks for the chance :)

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  53. This looks like a great book to get ideas to use up my big collection of scraps. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. Looks like an inspiring book. It's always fun to get new ideas. Thanks for doing this drawing.

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  55. Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.
    Carrie Nelson's books stand too long on my wish list.
    please count me in !! :)

    greetings
    Kat

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  56. Have to love Miss Carrie and her quilty ways!!

    Thanks for the give-away!

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  57. I would love to be entered in your give-away!

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  58. SUCH A VERY NEAT BOOK!
    WANTED IT FOR SOME TIME!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  59. This is a great book. I have only glanced at it and could tell it was well written. I have done a few of Carrie's Schnibbles patterns and the go together very well. Would love to be a winner. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  60. I love the quilts you show. The book looks like a winner!!

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  61. Gorgeous quilts, I especially love the one "Nice Day" shown on the right hand side. I have been meaning to add this book to my quilting shelf, but have not yet done it. Thanks for the chance to win this book. ~~Lisa

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  62. Hi Sue,

    I've browsed your blog a couple of times since I heard about Christmas Quilt Along through the Sew'N Wild Oaks blog. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I can't wait to check out your new book! You can find me at heidibyhand.blogspot.com or heidi.hougham@gmail.com.

    Heidi Hougham

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  63. Thanks for a wonderful review of this book! Please don't add my name to the giveaway! Luckily, I own this one already. Waiting for her second book in the Fall.

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  64. It always kills me to see how many comments show up when there is a giveaway involved!

    Ive never looked at anything Schnibbles but I sure have seen alot about them in blog land.

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  65. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope you'll soon be back to quilting.

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  66. I, too would love to meet Carrie in person some day. AND you too for that matter!! :-)

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  67. I'd love to add this to my quilting library! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  68. This would be a wonderful book to win..Thank you so much

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  69. Yippe I'm excited. I would love to win!

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  70. What a great giveaway! It would be fun to put some of these quilts on my "to do" list.

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  71. Oh, I so would love this book. I am trying to enlarge my very small stash of quilting books. Thank you for the chance :)

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  72. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! Miss hearing from you friend!

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  73. Would love to win this book. The quilts look like fun ones to make. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

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  74. This has been on my list forever! I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

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  76. I would love to have a copy of this book - THANKS for the generous give away. Deborah debstokes@sbcglobal.net

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  77. oooh, I would LOVE to win. This book was on my Christmas list this year, but it didn't find its way under the tree. So this would be delightful! Thanks!

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  78. I'm always looking for more inspiration and would love this book for my library. And maybe your random-thingy will pick me! I just love thingies and thingamajigs and thingamabobs, don't you?

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  79. How wonderful for her to sponsor a giveaway for you and your blog! I sure hope to be so lucky - only since you're announcing it on April 1st I'll probably think you're April FOOLIN me if you email telling me I was chosen. LOL :)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  80. Schnibbles Times Two is a great book. I look at it everytime I'm in a shop. Unfortunately, I also have to look at my fabric purchases and I can never afford both.

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  81. Thanks for a great giveaway! I've borrowed this book from my guild library a few months ago and loved it!

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  82. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  83. I love Schnibbles, they're perfect patterns to use with the wonderful new fabrics I've been collecting, so fresh!

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  84. Love Schnibles, Love Ms. Rosie!

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  85. Thanks for a chance to win. The book looks very interesting for use of my scraps.

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  86. I would love to receive this book. It has been on my wish list for awhile.

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  87. What a generous giveaway! I wish it were a copy of YOUR book, but I would love this one, also! lolol

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  88. Thank you for your review and thoughts on the book. I love the ones that make you chuckle as you so along. Sounds like a keeper! Thank you for putting together this giveaway!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  89. Oh wow, thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. I love the schnibbles patterns. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  91. I would love to win this book!

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  92. I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  93. I was really hoping that this would be a copy of your book but I have seen this book and so love Schnibbles...thanks for this opportunity.

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  94. I've been wanting this book for some time and would love to win it...thanks for the chance here on your blog. I especially like the quilt on the cover.

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  95. I've seen some quilts made from her patterns and they are all so very pretty! This is a book I've been wanting to get for a while now.

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  96. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    Have a nice day
    Roswitha

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  97. I would love to add this book to my library. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Have a great day.

    Heidi

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  98. I would love to win this book ! It looks awesome! Thanks!

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  99. I would love to enter your GA!! Thanks so much Sue!! Love this book!
    Paulette

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  100. Might be too late, but having a go anyway. Great GA. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  101. Thanks for the giveaway Sue. Schnibbles are wonderfully fun. Would love to win.

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  102. OOOH! Pick me, pick me, pick me! This book has been on my wishlist for ages!

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  103. I've seen all the Schnibles quilts on blogs for quite awhile now, but still have not made one myself. I'd love to win this book and dive into making one!

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  104. Who can resist a Schnibbles pattern? I mean, really!
    sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  105. Oh, Sue! I would love to win this book. I have heard of the Schnibbles patterns, but haven't ever made one.

    Thanks!

    Bari

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  106. thanks for the giveaway - btw i really like your blog stationary!

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  107. It looks like I almost missed this one! Lovely giveaway...

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  108. I'd love to win the book, thank you for the chance :)
    Melba
    melbaks(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. Since I am a new quilter, I am all about getting quilting books, magazines and building a fabric stash. Thank you for the chance for a good looking book.

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  110. Great book. I can read these thing for hours.

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  111. Love Schnibbles, thanks for the chance to win.

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  112. What a great Give-Away
    Hugs Janice

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