Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Win this quilt!
So, I'm going to give this quilt away.
Let me tell you all about the quilt and then I'll give you the instructions on how to enter. Stay with me . . .
This quilt measures 65" x 87". The front is made with the incredibly fabulous fabric from designer Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller fabrics. The fabric comes from Sandi's first fabric collection called Ginger Blossom which is bright, fresh but a little bit vintage-y feeling. I absolutely adore the entire line and am looking forward to getting my hands on some fabric from her second collection called Farmer's Market.
The backing is a cool vintage sheet that I found in one of my many thrift store trips. It is an overall floral pattern with the same bright colors as the pieced front. You can see a bit of it peaking out in this photo.
The quilt is 100% cotton and is machine washable and dryable. In fact, I have already washed and dried it so as to give it the wrinkly, crinkly look that I love about quilts.
Oh, there you can see more of the back showing. It really makes a lovely and interesting combination. Man, I wish I hadn't already said that I was giving this quilt away. I love this quilt. I really, really love this quilt. I loved the fabric long before it was ever released in stores for purchase and then loved seeing the stack of fabric sitting on my sewing table. Then, as I was cutting the pieces for the quilt I loved it even though I hate to cut. Then, as I was sewing I loved it so much I wanted it to give me it's Letterman jacket and invite me to the homecoming dance. But, the real kicker is when I got it back from the long arm quilter (who by the way is the best! I found him on vacation once and have used him ever since. His name is Russ and he and his wife own The Back Porch Quilters and do amazing work! And, they only charge $.01 a square inch!! His quilting has even been featured in an Asian Fabric Magazine). When I got this quilt back from The Back Porch Quilters I nearly wanted to die. My palms got sweaty and I got a little . . . oh, ok ALOT . . . light headed and had to sit down and drink a glass of water. But I soldier on.
On to the contest details . . .
Enter by leaving a comment to this post anytime before Midnight, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 US Date and Time.
Only enter once cause that is all that counts.
However, there are THREE ways to earn extra entries. First, you can post about my giveaway in your blog and be sure to provide a link for people to find me here. Doing that earns you 5 extra entries in addition to your comment which would put your name in the hat a total of 6 times.
Second, if you post this graphic in your sidebar of your blog then you will earn an extra 5 entries into the random draw. (If you want to put this graphic in your sidebar go here and copy and paste that code right into your blog. That will give you the graphic and it will be clickable, meaning folks can click right on it and it will direct them here. Thanks dudes.)
Whew. Now for the third and final way to earn extra entries. This is the biggie.
Third, you can win FIFTY, yep, the big 5 - 0, extra entries if you make a short video about why you should win the quilt and the video makes at least one person in my family giggle. You must upload your video to YouTube and you must title it Old Red Barn Co. Giveaway. Then, obviously you have to email me the link to find and watch your video. Any takers?
A few final answers to you questions:
International entrants totally and completely welcome. Welcome ya'll.
Only one comment per person will be counted. But, that doesn't mean that you can't ask everyone in your living family tree to enter for you. Welcome to ya'll too. But if your Uncle Bubba wins the quilt and won't hand it over to you there is nothing I can do to help ya out. That is unless I catch wind that Uncle Bubba plans to put the quilt in the cow barn and then I'll be on the next train out.
And finally, there will be a 2nd and 3rd place prize. $30 gift certificate to my Old Red Barn Co. Store. With Christmas not too far off these could come in handy. Especially since I'm getting ready to introduce Peppermint Creme and to bring back a beloved favorite, Chestnuts & Brown Sugar.
P.S. Winners will be selected by random draw and will be announced next Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Peace out.
P.S. Thanks to those who alerted me to the size of the graphic. You'll see I have changed it to a vertical graphic so you should be able to use it now. Sorry for the confusion.