Monday, September 26, 2011

GIVEAWAY To Clebrate 900 Posts

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED

I told you I would have a giveaway to celebrate my 900 posts (and you reading 900 posts, LOL).  Are you excited?  I sure am.  I thought long and hard about what to give away and how to do it.  I am going to steal an idea from a friend's blog.  First things first though, do you want to know what I have to giveaway?

A Layer Cake of Little Apples!!




Little Apples Layer Cake

I love this line and thought I would share it with you too. So here is what I need you to do. You need to leave me a comment with a link to a quilting tutorial you like. If you don't have a quilting tutorial you like, send me a link to one of your favorite recipes. If you can't link to the recipe, leave me a comment telling me you are emailing the recipe. (mamaspark@gmail.com) Speaking of email, PLEASE make sure you are not set as No Reply or I will not be able to contact you when you win!! Of course I would love it if you would tell others, and become my follower, but I really want you to be a follower because you want to not because you have to.

I will use the random number generator to give me a number on Saturday, October 1st.  Comments will be closed at midnight on Friday September 30th.

I am looking froward to receiving some new tutorial links (I have some listed on my side bar that I really like, just in case you are ever looking for any) and also for some new recipes! ~XOP~
PS:  My friend, Quilting Queen is also having a giveaway!  You should stop over to her blog and enter!

74 comments:

Mimi said...

I believe that I am the first to comment. Here is a link to a fantastic reversible sling bag tutorial: http://www.crapivemade.com/2011/07/reversible-sling-bag-tutorial.html

Lisa Scarberry said...

What a GREAT idea!! We get to enter your giveaway and you get to see lots of GREAT tutorials! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the concept of tube quilting....so...here ya go!
http://blog.missouriquiltco.com/like-totally-tubular/

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That's a lot of posts Pam! Here is a great quilt tutorial: http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2010/09/plus-quilt-tutorial.html

Jennifer Gail said...

Wow you are chattie.Here is a link to one of my favorite cooking thingies. http://southernplate.com.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

First of all: congrats on the 900 posts. Keep it up girl!
I am a lousy cook so I have to come up with a tutorial. Mmmm let me think: I have a fav link every week :)It must be the cosmetic bag for now, i made a lot since last week!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84556.10
Annemiek

Florence said...

My favorite tutorial to make geese ... It's perfect for begginner like me !
http://cinderberrystitches.typepad.com/cinderberrystitches/2011/02/addicted-to-geese-a-tutorial.html/
Thank you for the chance !

Impera_Magna said...

As we move into fall/winter with the cooler weather, I begin making soups and chili for meals and to stock the freezer for future "I'm too tired to cook" meals. One of my favorite is black bean soup.... add some cornbread or a crusty roll and you're good to go!

http://www.food.com/recipe/tgi-fridays-black-bean-soup-102274

:)

Monica said...

My ALL TIME favorite recipe would have to be Dulce de Leche Gelato. I've made it several times and just absolutely love it! It's a bit of work but work all the effort.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/dulce-de-leche-gelato-recipe/index.html

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm linking to a project/ mini design board tutorial from "A Bee In My Bonnet". I absolutely love these. Congrats on 900 posts, my friend! Oh, and by the way, I LOVE apple cake :)

http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2011/07/mini-design-board-tutorial.html

Wivi said...

Such a nice giveaway.

I like this tutorial:
http://www.quiltmaker.com/content_downloads/QM_Anita_s-Arrowhead.pdf

Sara said...

http://patsloan.typepad.com/pat_sloans_corner/2010/09/pat-sloan-machine-binding-tutorial.html

Perfect layer cake to offer up Pam:)

gill said...

This is the quilt tutorial I'm doing at the moment - farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com/p/quilt-along.html

Deb said...

This is the quilt tutorial that I've been wanting to make for a while now, just haven't found the time. http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/09/tutorial-double-hourglass-blocks-easy.html

Thanks!

ShirleyC said...

This is an online tutorial for the 10 minute block. I saw this done at my Babylock Club class, and it is so neat. I hope to start on this soon.

http://www.fgqg.com/PDF/ann10min.pdf

Jeannette said...

Love this soup! And it is easy!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/scotties-chicken-tortilla-soup/detail.aspx

L&M Creations said...

Thank you for a chance to win some yummy fabric. My favorite tutorial is from a QAL.
http://dontcallmebetsy.blogspot.com/p/kaleidoscope-qal.html

lisaandmariahcreations@gmail.com

Pam said...

This is the cutest fabric. Here is a tute for a really cute little clutch.

http://littlethingsbybeth.blogspot.com/2011/07/gathered-clutch-100th-post-giveaway.html

Marianne said...

I am dying to make the summer sampler series. All the links for the tutes are found here

http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?page_id=1105

Thanks for the chance to win.

My email dmpenn@telus.net

Tamara said...

very very cute fabric.

my favorite tutorial... hmmm... http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/2009/08/tutorial-sew-your-own-laptop-bag.html

im planning on making this laptop bag soon.

Vicki said...

I love this fabric, I hope to have a chance to win!
I wrote a little tute and I am pretty proud of it here : http://mycreativecorner3.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-rails-tutorial.html

BaileyGirl5 said...

Congrats on your 900th post! That's quite a milestone. I'm definitely a bread girl so here's a link to the easiest, and best, bread ever!

http://baileygirl5.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-can-almost-smell-it-baking.html

MollyP said...

I am slightly addicted to Moda Bakeshop. I have 2 fat 3-ring binders full of tutorial print outs. The first tutorial I ever completed is still one of my favs. Who doesn't love a Happy Zombie?

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/03/swanky-turnover-quilt.html

Mommarock said...

I am looking for a tutorial for english paper pieced Double Wedding Ring quilt, but this is the tutorial I have found SO FAR.. http://fiber.typepad.com/gehringroad/2010/06/tutorial-thursday-double-wedding-ring.html I guess that is paper piecing but not english paper piecing.. perhaps I am confused (it wouldn't surprise me. I want to do it like I do my hexagons.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well I have to link one of my tutorials on Sew We Quilt - http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/07/lets-learn-to-braid.html?showComment=1311634643393

for the faux braid block/quilt

Stray Stitches said...

Congrats on having had 900 posts!!!! That's definitely something worth celebrating. My favorite tutorials lately have all come from Leah Day http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2011/09/day-322-spiral-mess.html and her fmq. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

Tiffany.TF said...

As a serious beginner quilter/sewer i liked In Color Orders, Plus Quilt Tutorial http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2010/09/plus-quilt-tutorial.html

Brenda said...

Here is a great scrappy rose tutorial that I just found today.
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2010/05/tutorial-scrappy-strip-rose.html

ColleenaMareena said...

Wow, 900 posts is pretty impressive! And thanks for the chance to win some Little Apples--Aneela is my new favorite designer!

I just made this Evening Star block, and I loved it! My first try at paper piecing, and it was way easier and a lot less scary than I thought it would be:

http://www.swimbikequilt.com/2011/08/summer-sampler-series-evening-star.html

Lee said...

I love this bike on santas back block by badskirt. The details on flickr.
http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2011/09/ringo-pie-quilts-on-line.html

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS IN 900+ POSTS!
LOVE 'LITTLE APPLES'!
MY RECIPE:
PULLED PORK

Mix one Tbsp of each:Cumin,garlic powder,onion powder,black pepper,red pepper,salt,paprika,chili powder into 1/2c brown sugar+ rub into 4-5# pork roast.Place in Crock pot with 1 c water or cider+cook on low setting for 8 hours;place on platter+fork apart.Serve on warmed rolls. Enjoy!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

MooseStash Quilting said...

Cool fabrics, and how generous of you to have a give a way! My favorite quilt is the Hidden Wells, and I wrote a tut for it.
http://moosestashquilting.blogspot.com/2010/08/hidden-wells-tutorial.html

It's a great way to use up all kinds of fabrics.

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on all of those posts! Here is a tutorial I found this morning, and am going to try in batiks:http://cosmocricket.typepad.com/

Gari said...

My favorite quilt is always the one I just made. Today it is my Underground Railroad quilt top. The tutorial I like is at http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-gift-on-25th-clubbread-wrap-with.html. It is a combination of a bread wrap and bread warmer.

Kirsten N said...

I have just used this tutorial to make a quilt:
http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2011/08/giant-vintage-star-quilt-tutorial.html

Laura said...

Here is a delicious recipe from Bonnie Hunter for Thin Mints: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/09/homemade-thin-mints.html

Yum!

Laura said...

Congratulations on your 900th post. I would love to win that layer cake. Thanks for the chance to win. I am participating in the Crumb-Along at Jo's County Junction at http://www.joscountryjunction.com/?page_id=4906

Laura said...

I have been your follower for some time now and love your blog.

Debra said...

This is the link for my favorite apple recipe. Souther Praline Apple Bread for Southern Living Magazine. I have made this over and over and still love it!
http://www.southernliving.com/food/holidays-occasions/apple-recipes-00400000053069/page2.html

Jessica said...

I love this hand-quilting tute by Kate Conklin. Congrats on 900!!
http://kateconklindesigns.blogspot.com/2011/02/hand-quilting-tutorial.html

Goneaussiequilter said...

Congrats on 900! My favorite recipe for Devil's Food Cake here... http://goneaussiequilting.blogspot.com/search?q=devil%27s+food

Colleen said...

Congrats! I love this tutorial on a gathered clutch http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

dot said...

Okay, I will add my 2cents worth. I have made numerous of these bags and love them. Keep scrolling and you find a great tut for a bucket bags. http://welshquilter.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html

robin said...

I really like this quilt that's recently been added to Moda Bake Shop: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/09/picket-fences-crib-quilt.html

Quilt n Queen said...

Congrats dear friend...you are always the chattie one. I found this tutorial this morning and I think you will like it...it's a cute stocking wall hanging. Would make a great Christmas gift!

http://www.sewhappy.me/tutorials/dear-santa-wallhanging/

Thanks for spreading the word about my giveaway.......and the chance to win yours...I would use it to make a quilt for Margaret's Hope Chest.

Shannon said...

Wow, 900 I am blown away!! That is so cool. Here is my link to a tutorial I would like to try. http://hyena-in-petticoats.blogspot.com/2007/08/cathedral-window-quilt-tutorial.html

Marcia W. said...

http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/2011/03/just-one-star-tutorial.html
I made this block and sent to Moda for their quilts for the military drive. It is a really good tutorial and the first star blocks I ever made.
Thanks for the wonderful celebration giveaway. 900 posts blows me away (I'm blogless). Congratulations! I would use this fabric to make a quilt for a special new baby grandniece we recently added to our family.

Peaceful Piecer said...

I enjoyed making CrazyMom's no triangle zigzag quilt. Tutorial here
http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without.html

Rosa said...

This is amazing and here is the link I chose is:

quiltville.blogspot.com

Hope you have fun there.

quilary said...

This is a link to one of the very first tutorials I found when discovered that quilting and the internet were great pals! http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2009/05/tutorial-modern-square-garden-quilt.html
I made this with gingham and a moda wonderland charm pack. I hope you enjoy it and thanks for the chance.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi! I am a new follower. I recently found a great tutorial for a diary/notebook cover at this blog-
http://thecontentedquilter.blogspot.com/
it looks easy and would be a great idea for Xmas gifts. :)

Sallie said...

Congratulations! One of my favorite recipes is http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-scones/detail.aspx. My DH makes them for me every Saturday morning. Thanks for the giveaway.

a.niza said...

congratulations on your 900 post.
Here is my favourite quilting tutorial :
http://hyena-in-petticoats.blogspot.com/2007/08/cathedral-window-quilt-tutorial.html

Patti said...

Aren't you clever...getting all these links to tutes! My favourite right now are dumpling pouches from Keyka Lou.
http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/lets-make-dumplings-free-zip-pouch-tutorial.html

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, 900 posts! That's quite an achievement. My favorite tutorial is most definitively this one by Oh, Fransson about sandwiching the quilt: Franhttp://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/03/quilt-along-part-13-making-the-quilt-sandwich.html

Mhairi said...

I hate binding so it is odd that the tutorials I am giving you are for binding but I love the fact that you can do it all on the machine!!!
http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2010/11/colorbrick-easiest-machine-binding.html
http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2011/07/warm-cool-quilt-along-binding.html

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This is my favorite project right now. I made one of these for my niece, and am planning on making more for the other little girls in my life.

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/pick-a-pocket-purse_1.html

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I have so many favorite tutorials, it's hard to select one. And everybody else will be sending you tutorials, so how about I share a recipe with you? I love candy apples, but they're so messy to make, and I recently got this recipe from Christy Jordan at Southern Plate, and OMG is this AWESOME! As you can tell from the URL, it's for Candied Apples that you eat with a fork. Cool, huh?

http://www.southernplate.com/2010/09/candied-apples-that-you-eat-with-a-fork.html

Thankas for the giveway, and congratulations on your 900 posts!!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Okay, so this is totally bias, but my favorite quilting tutorial happens to be one of my own (shameless, I know). I just had so much fun making this quilt and it was my first tutorial so it has a special place in my hear :) http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/09/snuggly-squares-baby-quilt_07.html#more

JCnNC said...

Congratulations on your 900 post - that, my dear, is a lot of words and pictures. One of my favorite tutorials was from TLC Stitches for Faux Piped Binding Tutorial.
Thanks for this opportunity to win. Judy C

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, 900 posts is so many! Congratulations. I couldn't choose a tutorial so I picked a recipe that I like. Quick and easy, and using stuff I usually have on hand.

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/tuna-cakes-109716.aspx

Mom C said...

Melissa at Happy Quilting is doing a Stars Quilt a long. I'm not really doing it but I have made several of the stars and incorporated them into a couple of quilts. She has a number of tutortials and quilt a longs that I've enjoyed and use.

Linda Big D said...

I love this quilting line, so would love to win. Here's a link to the mother lode of quilt block patterns and instructions, the Block Lotto (this page is just one year): http://blocklotto.blogspot.com/2009/12/2006-lotto-block-index.html
Great quilting community too.

Carla G said...

I love to searching the internet for new quilting tutorials! A new one I just found that I like is:
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/09/ruby-pearl-and-opal-quilt.html#more

Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Debbie said...

ok- Im cheating on this one....

I dont have any particular quilting tutorial that I go to. (althoug I like IN color order's The Art of Choosing series http://incolororder.blogspot.com/p/art-of-choosing.html )

I also dont search for recipes a lot.

So i will give you something I tried out myself.
Making my own spaghetti sauce in the oven.

http://debaeremaeker.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-your-own-spaghetti-sauce-from.html

bonnie said...

I know it is not a quilt but when I make it, it will be so here it is ...http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/04/charming-window-pillows.html#more/

Janet said...

I'm just waiting for an opportunity to try this pinwheel block tutorial.
http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com/2011/08/double-pinwheels-from-charm-squares.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+alwaysexpectmoore+%28Expect+Moore%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Chiska said...

This is my favorite: http://hyena-in-petticoats.blogspot.com/2007/08/cathedral-window-quilt-tutorial.html

I haven't actually done it yet, but it's on my list.

Michelle said...

Congrats on 900 posts! Thats alot of posts! Im not sure if this will count, its a quilt along, so kind of tutorial I think.
www.joscountryjunction.com/?page_id=4906
and just in case, heres a yummy recipe too,
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/recipes/dessert/easy-homemade-ice-cream-without-a-machine.html
Thanks for the chance to win.

Patricia said...

My favorite tutorial is this tissue box cover from Aneela Hoey. Today I sewed 3 of them.
http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/comfortstitching/2011/09/moda-country-fair.html

Congrats on your 900 posts.

Nanbon44 said...

http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/09/tutorial-double-hourglass-blocks-easy.html
I am working in a quilt following thise tutorial

Peggy said...

I love Vonna's tutorials. Her site is http://thetwistedstitcher.blogspot.com/

Thanks,
Peggy
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

adaliza said...

Here's a link to my blog post about finding a secret ingredient for good ol' Apple Crumble! Can you guess the secret ingredient? Emma did and it's in the comments!
Would be brill to make something other that crumble with Little Apples!
http://adaliza.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/secret-ingredient-for-success/

Judi said...

This is the best method I've found for basting a quilt - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA
Easy to do and doesn't require a lot of floor space - or crawling around on the floor!

MoeWest said...

I like this cute little hexie pouch!
http://www.theplaidscottie.com/2011/08/bag-lady-week.html

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