Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WIP Wed 2/6 and a Birthday Giveaway!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

It's WIP Wed....BUT the best part of this is my birthday was this week and I'm doing a 
Giveaway!!! Think of it as a gift bag you get for going to the party....

First up....the WIP's

I am making HUGE progress on my UFO's....

The Reunion quilt is sandwiched and I've started the quilting

At first I thought it had too much white, but I am really starting to love it and I think I'm going to do some of the quilting with red thread.  Stay tuned to see if that actually happens or if I chicken out and use my old standby....white 50wt thread.  Sorry for the instagram pic, but I have been working on this at work after school and so all I had was my phone.

Next up is the Bliss Diamonds quilt.  This quilt was started before my focus on the process and the diamonds were not even so I had to do a lot of trimming....and it's biased edges (biased edges are the devil!) so it took a lot of sewing and unsewing these borders.  They are NOT crooked....trust me when I say that I took them off more than once!!!



My other "WIP's" are not sewing related, but I'm oh so proud.  This is my broccoli crop from my plot in the community garden

It's a floret!! I am so so excited!!!

Now....on to the giveaway!! It's my birthday party and I'm on weight watchers, so we are doing VERY low calorie cake....Happy Cake as Kate calls cupcakes!

This giveaway is a PortabelloPixie Cupcake Pincushion pattern, and the complete kit to make the cover photo "low calorie" pincushion, including fabric, stuffing and trim for one pincushion (you just need thread!) AND a pattern for the Berry Picker Skirt (this pattern makes from infant size 6-12 months to Woman's size 3x)



ONE winner will win BOTH.  It's simple to enter.  Leave me a comment telling me your favorite kind of birthday cake.  Be a follower of the blog for an additional entry.  That's it.  I will choose a winner on Friday, Feb 8.  If you're a no reply blogger please leave me an email address!




39 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!! I am not much of a cake or desert person - but oh my, a cherry cheesecake please.

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  2. I am a follower - and those pincushions are so cute.

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  3. Happy Birthday!
    My Favorite Cake Is White Cake With Vanila cream frosting.

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  4. I love chocolate cake and cheese cake! Happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Happy Birthday!
    I hope you have a great day!
    I love lemon drizzle cake!

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  6. My favourite cake is rich fruit cake

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  7. Love the pin cushion patterns - so good for te hips!!!!

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  8. Oh! My favorite ever is the Bavarian Chocolate Torte from the Betty Crockers Cookbook from the 70's. It is part of the chiffon cakes section. Many many layers of light fluffy, textured delicious heaven that's not even heavily chocolate flavored. I could talk about it forever.

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  9. I already was a follower:) Happy your birthday to you!!

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  10. What a cute pincushion and skirt!

    I am a follower.

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  11. My favorite birthday cake is called icebox pie. It's made with Nabisco Famous Wafers and whipped cream. It's a family tradition.

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  12. Happy Birthday! My favorite cake is cheesecake of any kind. I tell myself it is healthy because it has all that calcium in it. LOL. :)

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  13. My favorite would be chocolate cake with chocolate frosting - and chocolate ice cream too . . . maybe with some chocolate chips?

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  14. Happy Birthday to you! My favorite cake is angel food topped w/strawberries and whipped cream ~ yummy!

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  15. Happy Birthday to you!! My favorite birthday cake is a cheesecake. thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I am a happy follower of your blog.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. My favorite cake is chocolate cake with vanilla frosting and then chocoate poured over the icing and driping down the sides. My bosses wife makes it every year for my birthday.
    Shawn

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  18. Happy birthday!! Your Bliss quilt is wonderful. My favorite cake is German Cheesecake.

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  19. Happy Birthday!!!! Woohoo!

    Cake.....if I'm making it....it's a white cake with white frosting.....yum! But if I'm buying it....it's from Kondeitermiester Bakery out of Boston.....absolutely incredible! We once had a cake that was dark chocolate cake layered with fresh strawberries and chocolate buttercream, several layers high, and then chocolate dipped strawberries on top with giant chocolate curls all around it, and the center of the cake was a paper thin chocolate decorated scroll with the writing on it! Gorgeous, and incredibly wonderful tasting! Our favorite! It's a 3 hour drive to get it, and totally worth it!

    Now I want cake! :o)

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  20. And I'm a happy follower! Thanks for the chance!

    And I hope your birthday was wonderful!

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  21. Happy Birthday. I love Tiramisu cake

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  22. I like your Reunion quilt. Mind if I borrow the layout for one of my future scrappy quilts?

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  23. That pin cushion is to cute! My favorite birthday cake would be an old family recipe for pound cake, then I make real buttercream icing... I decorate cakes on the side and this is my most requested cake! Yummy!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. I'm a follower of your blog!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  25. I love both of your quilts! The diamond pattern does seem like it would have a lot of bias edges, but yours looks great. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

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  26. i love your Bliss Diamonds Quilt xxx And would love to enter your generous giveaway xxxx My favorite birthday cake is vanilla with vanilla icing, maybe chocolate mouse filling and especially sprinkles :)

    Lucy xxx
    http://blog.crazyforpurple.com

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  27. Definitely chocolate. Yum!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. Happy birthday!!! I'm through with all the rainbow trend most of them taste funny anyway. But one thing will always be my favorite is a tiramisu cake! I love coffee so that's just validate my love of coffee through a cake!

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  29. Gfc follower under the name babalisme

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  30. My favorite birthday cake is yellow cake with chocolate icing. I know it is hard to decorate a cake with chocolate icing but i would rather have my icing. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  31. I love black forest cake the best: chocolate cake, cherry filling and whipped cream frosting! Happy Birthday to you!

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