Thursday, March 15, 2012

let's celebrate St. Patrick's Day with another blog hop and giveaways!

I got such a positive response to the die cut pumpkins last time that I decided to do die cuts again for this giveaway.

The prize: Green and white die cut pieces to make 144 3 1/2" Drunkard's Path units, enough for a 36" square baby quilt or wall hanging. Or tote bag, or whatever other idea you can cook up. The pieces are cut from new, pre-washed, 100% cotton fabric. I'm including a few extras, just because things sometimes go wrong and it's stressful to have just exactly enough to finish the project, and 1/3 yard of the green fabric to use for binding your project.



The smaller Drunkard's Path die is my absolute favorite of my AccuQuilt dies. It's the one I used to cut the pieces for Cabbage Roses. Curved piecing is a bit of a challenge, but with die cut pieces and notches to match up, it's not that hard. Starting with the die cuts has given me enough practice that I'm gearing up to try some curved patterns that I'm going to have to cut myself.



To enter, just leave a comment on this post before 11:59 pm March 23. I'd love it if you wanted to follow my blog, but with the recent changes to Google Friend Connect (not for my blog, but I don't know how that will affect my readers), I know lots of you are changing what you follow and how you do it. I'll use the random number generator and choose a winner. And yes, I will ship internationally.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

165 comments:

Katherine said...

Seriously? I'm the first to comment?
This actually looks like a fun project to try. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennie P. said...

I just sewed my very first drunkard's path a couple of days ago. It was neat. The only thing I didn't like was trying to cut the darn things from my paper template :( So this would be great to win!

Kathy said...

I am still a follower! Thanks for the chance to win the Drunkard's path blocks. What a cool giveaway! Drunkard's Path is one of my favorites!!!

Pippa Parsons said...

ohh Im a follower already, would love to win, what an awesome prize, thanks for shipping internationally :)

ItsNurseJessi said...

I'm a follower! I do it through Google Reader- It has changed my blog reading life and I love it.

I am very interested in the drunkards path die- I have a GO! and was thinking about purchasing the die but havent been brave enough.
Thank you for the possibility to win and see if I need the die! LOL.

Lori said...

I'd love a chance to win! And I love following your blog.

My Life In Quilts said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much! I have a die cutter myself but not that particular block, and I would love to try my hand.

krisgray said...

It's the cutting that has kept me from doing this block. Wonder if the die works with the GO Baby..hhmmm. Thanks for the chance.

Gill said...

I would love to make some Drunkard's Path!! The cutting is more off putting than the sewing!!

Richard Healey said...

I love following your blog. I do not have a Go Baby have wondered about them a lot. Would love to try out that block it looks like a lot of fun.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http:// my1pictureaday.blogspot.com/

Susan R. said...

I would love winning the blocks since Dunkard's Path is one of my favorite blocks. Since I don't understand how the reader works and don't want to take the time to figure it out so I don't follow anyone's blog. I just save the blogs on my favorites (yours is one) and then go through the list and read them that way. I check my list at least once a day.

Missy Shay said...

I would love to win, but will have to google to figure out how to quilt them!
I added linky friends as a way for people to follow me, and have already gotten 17 new followers that way.

B Greene said...

I am a follower - I read your blog in Google Reader through an RSS feed. I would love to win this prize because I have never sewn a curve in my life! Well... not intentionally at least - LOL! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Deb said...

I enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. I would like to try some curved piecing.

Chiska said...

Thanks so much for the chance. I have a baby on the way and love green. Thanks again. I'm a follower too.

Cathy R said...

I would love to enter. But mainly I'd like to say that I've skimmed many of your posts and your quilts are really inspiring.

Have a great weekend!

quilt happy said...

it would help with my quilt thank you maybe i will be lucky and win

Anonymous said...

To win the green and white die cut pieces to make 144 -3 1/2" Dunkard's Path units is just awesome. I could certainly come up with an idea. After all, I look forward to your blog for ideas, which you generouly share for all of your readers. This is just wonderful.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

jmniffer said...

I've yet to sew with die cuts or curves; winning your giveaway would give me a chance to do both! Thanks for the opportunity.

Lisa Cox said...

Oh, I'd love to try this. I've never done a drunkards path before

Raelene said...

What an awesome giveaway.
St Pats day is special for me so I would love to win this giveaway.

Hugs

Rosa said...

I`d love to try this curve sewing.I run when I see curves but you have cutting them and that is fantastic.Thanks.I`m a follower.

KOcanQuilt said...

This would be such a great way to learn to do curved seams. Thank you for the chance to win this. I have been following you for quite a while now.

hueisei said...

I am happy following your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. I would like to try the drunkard path block.

stephmabry said...

Uh oh, the prospect of curves! Hopefully having them pre-cut for me would make them a little less scary. I've got a few friends having little ones soon, and this looks like the great start to a project. Thanks for the chance!

Jodi said...

This is an incredibly generous give away. While I am nervous about trying curves so early in my quilting life I have some lovely friends who I am sure will show me the ropes if I win.

Karen said...

Thanks for the giveaway; I have never tried curved piecing before but would love an excuse to have a go!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I so want to make a drunkard's path quilt and I think it is all the cutting that holds me off - circles and curve stitching doesn't bother me. This would be so super!

Binks said...

Awesome! I've been wanting to try my hand at a drunkards path, but have been intimidated about cutting and piecing curves. But I want to challenge myself, and this would definitely help with the whole process.

Margy said...

I love the green colour and making a bag would be a great way to use it. Have always wanted to do this pattern. Thanks for the chance.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu sou seguidor.esse tom se verde é exatamente o que eu gosto,coincidência?Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

rutigt said...

This is so fun, the Bloghop I mean. Just to visit all you quiltbloggers inspires me a lot.
Gun, Sweden

Martha said...

I jumped in...became your follower..thanks for being so generous with your give-a-way. Have a great day.

Bev C said...

Hello Michelle,

The perfect giveaway for St Patrick's Day, Hope you have a great weekend.

happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to try a drankards path. This might my chance. Thanks for the chance to win and I love your blog!

Leanne
llsant@prodigy.net

Diane Wild said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

strandkorbtraum said...

green green green ... ahh my heart wants the green it'S so hard to find nice green things. I would love a "Utensilo" (that's a thing taht you hang on the wall with thousands of pockets where you store all those things you don't have space for elsewhere). That was todays German lesson. Thanks for the chance!

Mimi said...

I have never tried to make something with the Drunkards Path but love the look of it - so thanks for the chance!!

MC said...

I've never sewn a curve and would love to try with these precuts. Thanks for the chance!

JustPam said...

I haven't made a drunkards path yet, so would love to win and make a table topper out of these.

Judy said...

I've never tried this before considering I'm brand new to quilting. Nothing like jumping right in. Thanks for the chance.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Have never made a drunkard's path quilt, but having the pieces already cut would be great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debra Lee said...

You make drunkard's path look so easy!

Sandra said...

Thank you for the chance to win.

Lisa Lisa said...

Just started following you today. :) I love your giveaway idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jill said...

I need to make a baby quilt and this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance.

Kathy ~~~ said...

I'm a follower and cool give a way

RSHudson said...

I've never done a Drunkard's Path and this looks like the easiest way to give it a try! Would love the chance; thanks! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Margaret said...

I am a new follower and I love the drunkard's path pattern.

Sallie said...

I would LOVE to win your giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Judith said...

I've never made a drunkard's path quilt. Cutting all of those curved pieces accurately just seemed too intimidating. This might be the motivation I need to get me started. Thanks for the great give away.

Marcia W. said...

I would like to make a Drunkard's path quilt and owe one of my baby grandnieces her baby quilt. This would be a perfect solution if win. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Melinda said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

quiltgrammy said...

I would love to try the "Drunkard"s Path" and to have the pieces already cut would be wonderful!!!!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway!

Tiffany said...

I've never really curve pieced, so it would be fun to learn and try!

Kristy QP said...

Ooh great giveaway! Drunkard's Path is one of those patterns I've always admired but not yet attempted.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I would love to win these pieces...thank you...I have a new Go!Baby..but only a few applique dies so far; loving it!! I tried to join up to follow you, but it wouldn't let me...I'll try again later.

Lori said...

wow what a wonderful give a way. I want to start making some circles and these would be a great first try

2MuchFun said...

Thanks for the chance to win. The green and white looks so fresh.

lrdesignsquilting.com said...

I don't normally do curved piecing but maybe I would if it was all cut out for me! Thanks!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That's a very unique prize. I would love to win.

Carla G said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt! I've haven't tried Drunkard's Path yet as I'm a newbie to quilting. Thanks for a chance to win! :) I'm a follower via gfc too!

Patty D from NC said...

I've been wanting to try a drunkards path -= thanks for a chance to win with blocks already cut!

JMF said...

Thanks for the great give away.

Prairie Stitcher said...

Thank you for adding your site to the Blog Hop. This is really fun. On a regular shop hop, I have to soak my feet afterward. I guess, tonight, I'll have to soak my fingers! Ha!

Anonymous said...

Nice prize. Thanks. wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Jsoosay said...

I love those fabrics you used. It would make a gorgeous baby quilt. Curves are something that I always want to try but never quite get around to. Thank you for the giveaway!

Ella said...

Thanks for a chance to win practice sewing curves!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Now that looks like a project with my name on it. Thanks for a great giveaway and I am a follower of your blog.

Patti said...

What a great giveaway. I love Drunkard's path, there are so many ways to set this block that makes it interesting. Thanks for a chance.

Anonymous said...

The curved blocks are out of my comfort zone - I'd love to try them! VermontPines at aol dot com

Leah said...

Such lovely cut curves. The go cutters seam to be just the right thing for odd shaped cut fabrics. Great giveaway!

ytsmom said...

I would love to try curved piecing. Thanks for a great give-away.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Thanks for the giveaway-- the green and white die cuts look like a great way to try a new quilt style! Yes, I'm a follower.

Pat V. said...

I'd love to win these pieces and work on curved seams. I've been putting it off -- I'd have to learn if I'm the winner, right?

Julie in WA said...

Drunkard's Path is one of my favorite quilt patterns! Thanks for the chance to win some precuts to make a little something!

Cheryl said...

I'm so happy to see the drunkard's path. I've been wanting to make a quilt with a drunkard design.

Anonymous said...

Your blogs looks very interesting and I will enjoys checking everything out. I have never done a drunkards path or curved piecing it should be interesting to try if I am lucky enough to win.

mhuewe@redlake.k12.mn.us

Samantha said...

Having only recently started being brave enough to really get into curved pieces I would love to win these and make a little quilt.

Thanks for the chance!

Mary C said...

I love the drunkard's path but never have tried it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jo said...

Oh what fun! I could finally try drunkards path blocks and not have to do the cutting first, how wonderful is that! Thanks for the chance to win.

ljeanne said...

I have always wanted to try this block. This would be a great way to start.

ljeanne said...

I started following your blog.

Rhonda D. said...

I would love these! I am currently
working on a mini drunkard's path
quilt. The finished square size is 1 1/2 inch. The completed di-
mensions will be 9in x 9in. This is
my first try at curved piecing. I
thought that I would start small so
that I could complete it. Wonderful giveaway!!

wigglypup2@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

I've always wanted to try curved piecing. What an easy way to do so.
Thanks for the chance.

Karen Linton said...

I'm a new follower.

Karen Linton said...

I do want to try the smaller drunkard's path templates. Cool!

mahoo said...

I'd love to try a baby quilt with these, and you've done half the work! Thanks for the chance to win.

Katina said...

I now own the foot that sews curves easily so these would be perfect to try it on.

Connie said...

Wonderful giveaway, would love to win! I'm a follower already.

iluvmybugs said...

Haven't tried the Drunkard's Path yet so I'd love the chance to win. Thanks for the great giveaway Michelle!
~Terry~

Melinda said...

I love to piece curves and really like the fabrics you choose.

rutigt said...

This is so fun, the Bloghop I mean. Just to visit all you quiltbloggers inspires me a lot.
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Sheila said...

I have always wanted to try the drunkards path block so if I win this would be my chance , thanks so much for the chance.

Janet said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I do not usually do curves, but I am always up for a challange!!

Caeli said...

I follow via rss, and I would love to do a drunkard's path quilt! I want the due for my Go, but don't get to see too much with an active 17 month old!

Kim said...

I am a follower. I love this quilt--in my favorite color too! It would be wonderful to try this, especially with the pieces already cut out! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kylie said...

I really want to make a drunkards path quilt but it's stayed in the "I wish" folder since I don't have a die cutter. Thank you for a WONDERFUL giveaway.

Becky said...

Great giveaway! I've always been afraid of curved piecing. Would love to give your die cut pieces a try. Many thanks!

Beth said...

I have never done curved piecing or die cutes, so it sounds like a fun challenge!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Needled Mom said...

That would be a great jump start for a wonderful DP quilt!! I DO follow you!

Andi said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

Mom C said...

Oh wow, already cut! THanks, they would be great. Thanks.

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance. hugs

KrisD said...

I've never made a drunkard's path quilt so this would be a new challenge for me. Would love to win your precut pieces and one can start sewing right away. How generous you are!

KrisD said...

I've never made a drunkard's path quilt so this would be a new challenge for me. Would love to win your precut pieces and one can start sewing right away. How generous you are!

Joyce Carter said...

WOW! This is a great giveaway. Green is my favorite color so I would love to win this. I have been wanting to make a Drunkards Path quilt, but have been a little scared to try all those curved pieces. This may be just what I need to get me started.Thank you so much.
(ccarter13@windstream.net)

Robin said...

I'm a newer machine quilter - haven't tried curves yet - but would love the chance to learn. Thanks for the chance to try a new skill with such beautiful precuts.

VickiT said...

What a great idea for a prize. I have that die on my wish list but don't know when I'll be able to buy one. I've not attempted curves yet so this would give me the chance to give them a try AND even better is that I have two grandchildren that I need to make a quilt for; one 6 months old and another 5 weeks old. (one boy/one girl)

I am already a follower via GFC and email. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Sherry said...

I have not tried a quilt project like that but I would love to. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Linda V said...

I have never made a drunkard;s path! I would love to give it a try. I am a new follower, too. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Quilting "b" said...

I am a new follower to your blog. This is such a gerous giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

thegoose said...

I've yet to try curved piecing because I don't have the dies and I loathe cutting even straight pieces by hand. But if someone had already done all the cutting for me... ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Charlene S said...

I love those die cuts.

Jodi said...

What a super giveaway. I have not yet tried making the Drunkard's Path. What a great way to start though with you having already cut the pieces. Great start. hehe.

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

What a super giveaway. I have not yet tried making the Drunkard's Path. What a great way to start though with you having already cut the pieces. Great start. hehe.

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

njeri said...

I have seen a few Drunkard's path quilts on blogosphere and have been wanting to try it but the thought of all the cutting just put me off, I hope I can get lucky and win these. i think I would make a mini quilt!

Email; cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

Anda W said...

I would love to make a Drunkard's Path quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!awolk@rogers.com

marth225 said...

It's so nice of you to cut all those - thank you

Susan said...

What a nice give away...do you know how long it would take me to cut all those!

Elaine said...

This is a great giveaway, brilliant idea. Love your blog, I became a new follower, thanks for a chance to win :)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I have been thinking about curves for a while now, but didn't really want to cut them. If I win, I won't have an excuse for not trying to piece curves anymore. Thanks for the chance to win.

BuzyStitches said...

I've been thinking about trying the drunkards path, and boy you have taken away alot of the work. LOL so it would be fun to win your prize.

Dresden Quilter said...

I have been working on some Drunkard's Path blocks and these would be great to add to the mix. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bonnie58 said...

This is a great giveaway. I would love to try the drunkard's path. Thanks for the opoprtunity

Leah said...

Wow! What a great prize!

Jan said...

Awesome give-away!

crafter1953 said...

Hi, awsome giveaway thank you and I will love doing the drunkards path for the first time if I win. Yes I am a follower.

Cherilyn said...

I am a new follower! I would love to try this block. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mhairi said...

I would love to try a drunkards path quilt and the notches make this look easier than without them.

Mystica said...

I have done the drunkards path only once in my life! maybe time to start again.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Diann said...

The green and white will make a sweet baby quilt for the lucky winner!

Anonymous said...

I love following blogs and this gives me a way to find ones i have never been to thank you angchappell@yahoo.com

Karen said...

What a perfect way to get my feet wet making a pattern with curves!!

Jan said...

I love my GO, haven't gotten that die yet.

diane said...

I love sewing curves, but I hate cutting them! Great giveaway; I'm already a follower. :)

MoeWest said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win your die cuts.

Mamabill said...

That's a great prize. Thanks for the chance.

Diane said...

Wow great prize, love the fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharmond said...

What a generous giveaway! Will make a lovely quilt for baby! Thanks!

Janet said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

PJ said...

What a great prize. Thanks for joining in the Blog Hop Party Giveaway.

Bud and Marsha said...

I would love to try something die-cut. It would be a first for me and I've never made a Drunkard's Path "anything". I'd love the chance to get your giveaway.

Happy Hopping!

Lee said...

I would love to try some drunkards path ! thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Kristy said...

I have never tried Drunkard's path. It would be fun to use the die cut shapes. Looks like pretty green fabric. K-

Kathy MacKie said...

I hope this will help me to do better curved piecing, thanks.

karen pior said...

I have yet to see any patches cut with die cutting so would love to see these. Cheers, Karen.

{ Heather } said...

I've been following you for a while now--especially once you figured out we're OR neighbors. I'm following the whole blog hop thanks to your posts, too :) Awesome giveaway to try something new!

Kay said...

I have never tried the drunkards path--would be fun to try

JCnNC said...

This could turn into a St. Paddy's Day quilt. Thanks for the opportunity. Judy C

MissMary said...

I just started a sampler-esque green quilt--these would be fabulous, especially as I've never pieced curves before!

LisaB said...

Would love to try the Drunkard's Path! I've never tried curved piecing before, intimidating for a newbie like me! Thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

I've never tried a Drunkard's Path before...I'd love to..and maybe even name it something else! LOL!

Cassandra said...

Ooh, what pretty fabrics! I haven't tried a drunkard's path before. It actually looks rather intimidating. :) Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

tpott said...

What a fantastic giveaway. I love how your quilt turned out. Thank you for offering such a generous prize! ;-> Toni Anne

Fleurette said...

What a wonderful, generous giveaway! I would love to piece those curves. Thanks for the opportunity.

eilah said...

I would love to try these curves--
Thanks from your newest follower :)

Mike and Jen said...

My first attempt at quilting when I was around 12 was a drunkards path....stitched by hand. Needless to say, I didn't last long with it. I'm open to trying it again, now that I'm much more familiar with my machine. lol

Nancy R. said...

I'd love to try drunkards path as I haven't yet. Thanks!
nrowe0203@yahoo.com

Maria Kievit said...

That pattern has been on my must do list for a while now. thanks for taking the time to cut it out for us!

jqluo said...

I loved the quilt. I love to try make one too.. Thanks!

toekneechestnut said...

How kind of you to offer this..it is going to be a lot of fun to do,
thank-you!

Nancy Sue said...

Waving hello :) I'm a follower here in Maryland where the weather (like a lot of areas around the US) are soaring up more like late May than March! Perfect giveaway choice. I need practice on thenol' curves! Thank you for participating in the blog hop. It's been a fun week!

enbartlett said...

My daughter's favorite color is green so I think I'd make her something if I won these. Thanks!

barb said...

I would so love to win! i was in an accident in July and had to be life fllighted to a trauma hospital in a different.state. i had a broken pelvis, broken ribs, collspeed lung, severe head trauma, and a broken left arm that i have had several surgeries on and have a.metal plate that goes from shoulder to elbow. it was parAlyzed for five months and yes I'm left handed. sine all my quilying is ny hand, my Dr. said that was good therapy. i can't cut fabric so this would be a.great win for me babscorbitt@gmail.com

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