Truthfully, I get by with a LOT of help from my friends. I can't do enough to thank all of the friends who've helped me promote my book. And not only those who participated and created such wonderful stops in the Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities Blog Hop, but all of you who followed the hop and left kind and enthusiastic comments along the way. So many of you have said what a fun blog hop this has been and how you've followed to the very last stop. :) If it was possible to give a standing ovation in Quilting Blogland, that is what you would see me doing right now!
So for today's post, before I get to announcing the winners of the giveaways held here on BuzzinBumble, I want to entice you with one last contest, with the goal of shining the spotlight on every one of my blog hop participants.
I've made something special as a way to say thank you. Actually, two "something specials" and you all can earn multiple chances to win one!
Two Zippy Seahorse Bags to Give Away!
|Zippy Seahorse - Sewing Notions Bag - #craftedapplique|
I made two little appliquéd bags to give away to two lucky winners! Each bag is eight inches square and fully lined and has a zip closure at the top. Each one also contains 50 light blue Wonder Clips. Zippy Seahorse is a new design I came up with just for this giveaway. I hope to play around more and develop this into a pattern. Thank you Teresa for that suggestion. (LOVE the paper pieced seahorse she made!)
How do you earn a chance to win a Zippy Seahorse Bag? I'll tell you at the end of this post! Mwah ah ah!
Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities Blog Hop - Giveaway winners!
At each stop in this blog hop, participants gave away a copy of my book and they each will notify their own winner. I've sent out quite a few books already and a few of the later hop stops still have giveaways in progress, so you might want to check them out!
Here on BuzzinBumble, I had six giveaways, with seven winners. I used the Random Number Generator to choose each winner, based on comment number. Here are the results below. Congratulations and I'll be in touch with each of you soon. Thank you to everyone who left so many wonderful comments and shared thoughts about their favorite color combos, first quilts, and favorite book projects!
Prize #1's winners are:
Prize #2's winner is:
Prize #3's winner is:
Prize #4's winner is:
Prize #5's winner is:
Prize #6's winner is:
The Fun Isn't Over Yet!
|Zippy Seahorse - Sewing Notions Bag - #craftedapplique|
A Brand New Blog Hop!
Remember that Zippy Seahorse Sewing Notions Bag giveaway? Well here is how you can earn chances to win one:
By going blog hopping again! Just check out the blogs and pages and posts linked in the list below and leave a meaningful comment there.
Edit: This is a brand new, one week long blog hop to show my gratitude to the past hop's participants. I hope you'll take the golden opportunity to get to know them better. There has been some confusion about this, so I just want to clarify:
**The bloggers are the same but the posts are not. Comments you left in the old hop, while really wonderful, do not count in this new Spotlight blog hop.** Only comments on the newly linked posts, shown in the list below will be counted.
When you are ready, just come back here to this post and leave a comment, telling me how many stops you made and commented on from the list below. That's how many entries you will get in the contest drawing. For instance: if you visit and comment for all 30 bloggers, you will get 30 actual entries.
Everyone is welcome to enter and I do ship internationally.
On Sunday, June 12th, we'll write up all the entry slips, then randomly draw two winners and verify their wins. I'll let you all know who won a Zippy Seahorse Bag on Monday, June 13th.
It's really important that you leave contact information if there is a possibility that you are a "no-reply commenter". If I don't have any way to reach you, you can't win. Many people must not be aware of the problem, because all last month there were many no-reply commenters who forgot this step and it's a real bummer.
Okay! Here's the new Spotlight Hop List below, in alphabetical order.
*If your last name starts with a letter in the last half of the alphabet, you might sympathize with the people on the last half of the list and start visiting stops in reverse alphabetical order. :)
You can click on each blog title and the link will take you to a specific post or page that's being spotlighted for this hop and where you can comment for an entry in the giveaway.
Spotlight Hop for the Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities
Blog Hop Participants
|1. A Few Scraps - Christina Cameli
Wild Quilting - Christina makes complex quilting designs simple and straightforward in her new Craftsy class. I took her class and it lit a fire under my own quilting abilities.
|2. A Quilting Life - Sherri McConnell
Pattern Launch: "Mahalo" - One of Sherri's favorite quilts, originally made by her great-great-grandmother. This one is sewn in Sherri & Chelsea's Desert Bloom fabrics.
|3. Alycia Quilts - Alycia Carmen
Follow along with Alycia as she is actively involved with Quilts of Valor and her presentation posts are incredibly moving. Check out MysteryQuilts4Military!
|4. Amy Made That! - Amy DeCesare
Pattern launch: "Be My Valentine Heart Mug Rug" - so sweet and fun and if you explore further, you'll see that Amy has made a few of these and they're fun to sew any time of the year!
|5. Charly & Ben’s Crafty Corner - Ruth Bourke -
The start of the Rainbow Rose Quilt Along with Modern Quilter's Ireland. Ruth has designed a wonderful quilt for this! Explore color theory and make either a Charm square quilt or a Layer cake quilt.
|6. Confessions of a Fabric Addict - Sarah Craig -
Sarah's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop is coming soon! Get a head start this year on your handmade gift making with a sleigh full of ideas to inspire you. There will be a little bit of something for everyone! (Including occasional extras, like yummy recipes and holiday decorating.)
|7. Cut to Pieces - Angela Pingel
See Angela's radiant Disappearing Rainbow quilt - the inspiration for her Craftsy class "Disappearing Blocks Using Precuts". I took this class and it's so exciting and fun!
|8. Freemotion By the River - Connie Kresin-Campbell
Pattern release: "Confetti Steps". Connie is an ambassador for Island Batik and this pretty quilt will be traveling from quilt shop to quilt shop all year. Connie's patterns are so well written!
|9. Fret Not Yourself - Ann Brooks
On the first of every month, Ann hosts the Kaleidoscope of Butterflies linky. She started this as a way to bring attention to the importance and beauty of butterflies and the need for habitat restoration.
|10. Happy Quilting - Melissa Corry
The free Summer Solstice Quilt Along is starting on June 9th and ends on September 15th. There will be easy step-by-step biweekly directions. Melissa's quilt alongs are always great!
|11. Meadow Mist Designs - Cheryl Brickey
The free Meadow Mystery Quilt Along starts on July 7th and runs 'til April 2017. Directions are revealed on the 1st Thursday of every month, but you can also choose to get a sneak peek if you're a good secret keeper. Cheryl makes this a fun event every year!
|12. Musings of a Menopausal Melon - Sandra Walker
Pattern release: "Blue Skies" and "Sunny Days". Sandra's had some bona fide hits in free patterns through Craftsy and Moda Bake Shop. These lovely quilts are her very first "for sale" pattern.
|13. Needled Mom - Mary Schuberg
Check out Mary's amazing paper-pieced sewing notions blocks! She meant to make only one, but got carried away, with such fun results.
|14. Pumpkin Patch Quilter - Valerie Smith
Valerie is an award winning free motion quilter with her latest article in Machine Quilting Unlimited. This post shows some of the magic she works with client's quilts.
|15. Quarter Inch From the Edge - Jenn Trott-Zisserson
Jenn runs Throw Back Thursday, a fun linky party where you can show off quilts that are a blast from your past on the first Thursday of every month.
|16. Quilt Paradigm - Judy Murphy
Judy has been quilting quilts for Kat's charity Covered in Love. This one's a woodland beauty and the blocks were made by Kat's bee mates at do.Good Stitches.
|17. Quilt Shop Gal
Quilt Shop Gal always shines the spotlight on others - that's what she does: shares #CreativeGoodness! She's been discovering the delights of Creativebug and you just have to read her post.
|18. Quilting is More Fun Than Housework - Cynthia Brunz
Pattern release: "Spin". Cynthia has written a pattern for a completely different and beautiful take on a log cabin quilt, just wait until you see it! The giveaway on this post is over, but comments are welcome.
|19. Quilting Jetgirl - Yvonne Fuchs
Pattern Release: "High Road Low Road" quilt. Choose from six different sizes to make Yvonne's fun, modern quilt. It's a great scrap buster and has lots of negative space for quilting fun.
|20. Red Letter Quilts - Heidi Kuntz
Heidi is the host for One Monthly Goal - an inspiring linky party with prizes. Share your quilting goals in the first week of the month and then return and share your accomplishments in the last week of each month.
|21. Sew Fresh Quilts - Lorna McMahon
As the host of Let's Bee Social, Lorna gives many bloggers a great start. She has been swept away with the #MMminimini challenge from Make Modern Magazine and you just have to see her cute critter blocks!
|22. Sew Slowly - Kaja Zieslar
Kaja is an improv quilter who follows her own creative muse with every quilt and it's so fun and inspiring to watch her work. This post is about more play with Crafted Applique, shared at Kaja's suggestion.
|23. Stitchin At Home - Cindy Pieters
Cindy is a gifted pattern designer and here she's creating another beauty with lots of design potential. She plans to write up a quilt pattern using this block.
|24. Stormy Days - Dana Gaffney
Every month, as faithful as the sun, Dana creates and finishes a bright and beautiful quilt for Sharon's "Let's Book It" linky party. This month she has an extra something special to share too.
|25. Studio Sew of Course - Sandra Jansen
Sandra is a very accomplished quilter, with practically every technique. Here she shares a wonderful color wheel quilt, made for one of her surprises for a friend.
|26. Susie's Sunroom - Susie Zlogar
This post happens to have the "Folk Art Christmas" quilt, which Susie just made and it turned out beautifully. But, you also have to see what her clever mind came up with for repairing a worn out bag.
|27. The Way I Sew It - Paulette Horn
Scrappy Mountain Majesties has to be one of my favorite quilts and Paulette's is a real beauty. I love both her sense of color and her sense of humor.
|28. Triangles & Squares - Christine Sherman
This Oh-So-Sweet 16 patch quilt will make your heart feel all warm and squishy. Chris has a gift for putting together wonderful fabric combinations and making fresh and fun quilts.
|29. Val's Quilting Studio - Val Reynolds
Val is the host of the "Tuesday Archives" linky party. Each week she picks a theme and you can link up and show off your quilts no matter how long ago they were made. This week was "I Spy" quilts.
|30. Whims and Fancies - Soma Acharya|
Soma is a very talented paper-piecing pattern designer, with a gift for simplifying designs yet creating the full effect. She sometimes takes on custom pattern design commissions too. Visit her shop and let her know which patterns you love most! Part of the proceeds from Soma's sales go toward her favorite charities.
That's everyone! They're such a great bunch of bloggers and I think you'll have a ball hoppin around and checking out everyone's posts. I hope the Zippy Seahorse bags are an appealing incentive too.
Usually, I make it a goal to reply to and reciprocate all comments. I really love it when you take the time to stop and chat. This month, with the Blog Hop and multiple giveaways in progress, I hope you will understand if I don't manage to keep up.
You can click on the pup to leave a comment. Good luck and thank you for participating!