Thursday, November 21, 2013

QUILTING GALLERY - BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY

This contest is now closed.
Winner will be announces as soon as I hear back from her.

Welcome to Kwilty Pleasures.  
Today I'm "giving thanks" for you stopping by.
I am very thankful for all my followers...because
without you....Kwilty Pleasures wouldn't be so pleasurable!

A huge thank you to Michelle, 
at Quilting Gallery 
for sponsoring this
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

I know there are many places for you to visit today, 
but I hope, if you are new to my blog, you'll have some time 
to poke around and see what I'm up to!

Sew without further delay...my giveaway!

6 Patterns from a Quilter's Dream
Since I don't have any sponsors...
these "never been used" patterns are coming
from my sewing room to yours!!!


 The pattern photo shows batiks...and would be stunning
BUT...today I ask you to think outside the pattern sleeve 

LOOK CLOSELY and IMAGINE

*NOVELTY PRINTS*




*LOW VOLUME FABRICS*



*SCRAPPY or
CIVIL WAR FABRICS*



*30'S REPRODUCTIONS
or FLANNELS*



*HOLIDAY FABRICS
or SOLIDS*



*BLACK AND WHITE*
 (with a spot of bright)



To enter my giveaway...

Leave me ONE comment and tell me 
 What is your biggest challenge when using a pattern? 

Random Draw will determine a winner at the end of the hop!
(Sorry only open to US due to shipping costs! )

I hope you come back to see more of my Kwilty Pleasures!

Click here  "later today" and find the entire list of blogs
participating in the Quilting Gallery 
"Giving Thanks" Blog Hop!

90 comments:

  1. I would say imagining how my fabrics will look as the final quilt. I love the Scrap Buster pattern up there - very effective!

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  2. My biggest challenge is sticking with the pattern when I want to do things differently.

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  3. My biggest challenge when using a pattern is sticking to the pattern. I always seem to veer off in my own direction. Sometimes that works out better; sometimes not.

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  4. Good morning Kathy. Hope you will find some new followers with this blog hop. I all ways have problems chooseing fabrics for stuff.

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  5. Sometimes it's hard to envision the pattern in a very different style or color combo from the one that's shown. These patterns are lovely, I would love to try them.

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  6. It would have to be envisioning what the pattern would look like with different fabric. A lot of times I see a pattern made up at the LQS and can't believe it is the same one pictured on the sleeve! Thanks for the suggestions.

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  7. I've only followed a pattern once. My biggest challenge is in making it come out as planned--probably an accuracy issue for me. Thanks for the chance!

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  8. My problem is I never follow it all the way. Usually change it a bi.

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  9. I never like to read a pattern from start to finish. I'll start to read it and get distracted trying to figure it out and never seem to make it to the end. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  10. My biggest challenge is following directions. But in the end it all works out. Thanks for having a give away.

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  11. My biggest challenge is selecting the fabrics, but it is also my favorite part!

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  12. Picking fabrics that all work.

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  13. I would say my biggest challenge is staying motivated and finding enough time to finish a project. Life just gets in the way on a daily basis and infringes on my creativity. Love your blog, looking forward to getting to know you and your crafts.

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  14. I struggle with fabric selection - once I've seen what the designer has done, I always have that image in mind and freeze up when picking my own fabrics.

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  15. Love your blog. Just checking in to say hi. I found it via the Blog-Hop. I will definitely be back. Thank you for hosting the giveaway, I would love to win it. Pick me, Pick me. :) LOL!

    The biggest challenge I find is not knowing what fabric to use & reading patterns. Some say make a QST or HST, please tell me what that is & refresh me not having me look on youtube to do it.

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  16. My biggest problem with a pattern - staying with the pattern - like to make it my own and change it up.

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  17. My biggest problem is picking out my colors for the quilt. I sometimes run the color picture in black and white just so I can color it my way

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  18. My biggest challenge is picking fabrics, once that is one is done I am ok

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  19. I have a hard time picking out the fabric and style of the quilt!

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  20. I've actually not used a pattern. I just wing it. I've added your giveaway to my weekly link up.

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  21. My biggest challenge to using patterns are. That I am dyslexic. Some pattern writers are very clear and precise. While others are as clear as mud, taking you off on tangents, I like clean and a precise pattern

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  22. I always have a problem selecting fabrics from my stash.

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  23. I think my biggest problem when using a pattern is trying to make it my own by using fabrics that are different from the pictures. I get great help from a friend who owns a small quilt shop and also by seeing the creations of bloggers I visit.

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  24. I am still learning how to pick fabrics for my patterns. I am here for the party! New quilter from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  25. If it is a pattern with only a couple of fabrics I want to make it scrappy, if it is scrappy I always want to make it of just a couple of fabrics. Or I want to make it larger, or change the block size.

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  26. My biggest challenge is not to buy tooooo much fabric. I really do not have a big stash of fabric, so I purchase for each quilt.

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  27. I think I sometimes struggle if they aren't written well. I like tutorials...because pictures are worth a thousand words. =)

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  28. I sometimes have difficulty understanding exactly what they mean sometimes. I have to look up a lot of the specific terms. I am a new quilter,. I hope with time I get better at it. powersjlc at gmail dot com. Thanks for the chance to win these patterns. I would love to give them a try.

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  29. I have a hard time choosing fabrics in another colorway, so I tend to stay with the same colors and it does get a little boring.

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  30. I'd have to say picking fabrics is my biggest challenge.

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  31. I think envisioning how my fabrics would look with a particular pattern can be a challenge for me.

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  32. Keeping my place and doing what I'm told

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  33. I'm kind of anal about pressing my seams so my blocks will butt up. I only press them open if I absolutely have to. So if the pattern doesn't give pressing directions, then before I do anything, I work on how I can press my seams & make pencil notations in the pattern. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  34. i always change things some times in the middle

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  35. understanding & following directions.... as I have discovered what is wrong with my brain: on the left there is nothing right and on the right there is nothing left!dfnanney@gmail.com

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  36. Mein größtes Problem ist es, englische Pattern ins Deutsche zu übersetzen . ;-)

    Liebe Grüße
    Marion

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  37. My biggest challenge is that no matter how careful I am cutting, pressing and making sure my seam allowances are good, my blocks come out measuring slightly different from each other. I always have to trim them to make them the same.

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  38. Choosing fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Love the patterns you chose for your giveaway! Thank you for sharing!
    My biggest challenge is picking fabrics from my stash. I want to use them... yet I find it hard to cut into them and let them go :-/
    Crazy!

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  40. I used to shop at Quilter's Dream. So sad to see her close her shop. Thanks for the chance to win. My toughest part is picking the fabrics!

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  41. My biggest challenge when using a pattern is not going slow enough. I get excited to work on the project and I think I understand the instructions, then I do not read them well and mess things up. I might jump ahead and not pay attention to the details.

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  42. I have a hard time with the fabric choice. I don't know what colors go well together. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  43. My biggest challenge when using a pattern is picking out the fabric. I tend to go with what the pattern displays. I'm trying to learn how to play outside the box! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Finishing what I started...

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

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  45. Love the patterns. My biggest challenge with patterns is the directions. Sometimes the directions are too wordy and there is usually an easier way to make the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. My biggest problem is picking the fabrics. I have a difficult time 'seeing' how the colors/prints I use would look in a finished quilt. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  47. My biggest challenge is changing sizes. I often see a pattern that I like but it is for the wrong size quilt.

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  48. Sometimes the directions are confusing. I love Stephanie's patterns; she is a very sweet person.

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  49. My biggest challenge in using a pattern is understanding the directions. Too often the pattern instructions are not written for the beginner or even confident beginner.

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  50. I tend to buy groupings of fabrics that i think compliment each other, then I have trouble finding the perfect pattern for those fabrics.

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  51. Patterns for some things are difficult to understand. I can't always picture other fabrics for the piece. Thanks for the giveaway

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  52. Thanks for the chance to win. I think my biggest challenge is sometimes sorting out which colors I want to use for a pattern

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  53. Picking fabrics is always my hardest part. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  54. Definetely choosing the fabrics and color placement is my challenge when following a pattern!! Thanks for the chance to win these patterns! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  55. My biggest challenge is remembering my recipe - which fabric that I bought represents which fabric in the pattern! I use a lot of sticky notes, needless to say!

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  56. My biggest challenge when using a pattern is color choice. I almost never like the color combinations that the pattern is shown in, so trying to figure out what would look good, and what really goes together, is hard for me.

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  57. Oh such great patterns! One of the challenges I have when following a pattern is when the directions are not clear. I love when there are pictures or drawings included. I'm such a visual person sometimes I look at the pictures first, then read the directions, hehe.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I sometimes have trouble with color and fabric choices. I like patterns which show different colorways.

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  59. One of my biggest challenges in using a pattern is that I always want to find a quicker way to make it!

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  60. my problem isn't the pattern, most times it is choosing the fabric as I tend to change my mind many times

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  61. My biggest problem is choosing fabric. I am not very good at it so usually purchase kits.
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  62. When there are a lot of pieces I have a hard time matching rhe pattern steps to the colors i choose. Thanks for the chance...

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  63. Seeing the pattern in a different color way. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't. schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

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  64. Thank you for offering the generous giveaway. My biggest challenge when using a pattern, is coming up with suitable fabric choices. There have been times when I have loved a pattern only to be disappointed in the final result because I made a poor fabric choice.

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  65. My biggest challenge is to choose the fabric. Thanks for the chance!

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  66. My biggest challenge is myself. I do try to read the whole thing 1st, but then I get caught up in the step by step and can really screw it up by forgetting about the next phase. So it is totally me!

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  67. thanks for the chance. My biggest challenge is I always try to do my own thing while following a pattern. I usually end up with something that looks different but good!

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  68. I have to force myself to read through the pattern first. I'm always anxious to jump right in.

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  69. Sometimes my biggest challenge is understanding the directions. Sometimes I just read them wrong over and over. Different colors are also a challenge.

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  70. My biggest challenge is precision. I am not very precise in cutting and stitching... this is why I usually go with paper piecing patterns :) but the only way to learn new things is to try them many many times, so those patterns would be very nice for me. Thanks for the chance to win

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  71. I love using a pattern as long as it's well-written. The hardest thing for me is when a pattern is not as clear as it needs to be. Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  72. My biggest problem is picking out
    fabrics for the quilt. I just can't
    make up my mind and keep second-
    guessing myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. My biggest challenge using a pattern is imaging it with different fabrics.

    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  74. Finding the right colors in my own colorway which might be different than the pattern.

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  75. picking the fabrics to go with it!

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  76. Well, some patterns are clearer than others. I like clear pictures, but sometimes get confused with all the pre cutting. It's sad when a pattern gives wrong instructions too. The last pattern said rulers included, but there was only one and the shop didn't carry the other one...
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  77. Good question! If it is a complex block I like to just make one or two blocks before I commit to cutting the whole quilt. That way I can check my fabric choices and see how the block goes together. Immediate gratification is a factor too!

    Great patterns - thanks for your giveaway.

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  78. Making fabric choices is my biggest challenge.

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  79. Hoping my fabric choices work right! Thanks for the chance to win

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  80. My challenge is deciding how a pattern would look in different fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

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  81. My biggest challenge is following the directions! I always want to argue and go off and do it my way, usually with poor results. Maybe someday I'll learn. Thanks!

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  82. It is hard to figure out what the directions want me to do sometimes. I need tutorials!
    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  83. Picking the right fabrics is always the challenge, but I think I'm doing OK. The recipients seem to all like their quilts. =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. It's a toss up of understanding the correct steps in order and getting the seam allowance right. ll_gee at hotmail dot com

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  85. Understanding the designers directions. and how they correlate to the steps involved.

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  86. Taking time to read carefully, all the way through, before starting.

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  87. Is trying to make sense of the directions if there aren't that many pictures!

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  88. My most difficulty challenge with a pattern is making sure my fabric cuts are the appropriate size.

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