Friday, April 3, 2009

Come With Me to the Islands...Blogiversary Give-Away

Over 37,000 page views since February 24, 2007 and 396 posts...whew, I am tired just thinking about it! Time to celebrate with a belated Blogiversary Give-Away! On my actual blogiversary, I had just started back to work, an event which has greatly interfered with my quilting and blogging time. Glad to have the job, but....

it's time to take a virtual trip to the islands with not one, not two, but three give-aways with a tropical theme!

Are you tired of cold weather? Is it still winter where you live? Then just leave a comment on this post before midnight on Monday, April 13. Be sure that I can contact you via your blog or e-mail address if you are one of the winners. The drawing will take place on April 14.

To get you in the island mood, here is Give-Away Prize Number One: a small art quilt named Tropical Waters. Just slightly less than 6" x 6", this one is a shiny and sparkly interpretation of the surf lapping the white sands of the beach. The blues and greens of the waves are made from silk and wool fibers, yarns, and Angelina.
Both waves and sands are accented with tiny beads.
I made the background with my Babylock Embellisher, and machine-quilted on my Bernina. This little quilt is finished with zigzag stitching, and features a backing made of an ocean water theme fabric.
Give-Away Prize Number Two: How about a cruise to a Tropical Island?
Prize Number Two is a slightly larger piece, 6.5" x 7.5". It is a slightly textural interpretation of an imaginary volcanic island with blue sky, fluffy cloud, tropical foliage, white sands, and again, the beautiful waves in every shade of blue and green. This one has colored yarns, Angelina, silk tops, wool roving, and machine quilting.It has the same swirly water fabric on the back, and is also finished with zigzag stitching.
And finally, just finished yesterday, Give-Away Prize Number Three: a fabric postcard also named Tropical Island.
It is 4" x 6", and can be sent right through the mail for a fabulous greeting to a friend. Or, like the other pieces, it can be framed like a small piece of art, or set on an easel. Again, the piece was made on my Babylock Embellisher with various yarns, fibers, and tulle. It is machine-quilted with shiny thread to a stiff piece of interfacing called Timtex, and then fused to a painted piece of watercolor paper. Zigzag stitching finishes the edges.

Don't forget....your own little piece of the islands will be yours if you are one of the three lucky commenters on this post. Good luck...
and
Don't Worry, Be Happy!









58 comments:

TattingChic said...

Oh, count me in! I've always wanted a fabric postcard! This quilted one of yours would be grand! :)

FredaB said...

Yur work is beautiful. I have been involved in other things but after seeing yor embellished pieces today I think I had better get mine out and going again.

Congratulations on your blog. That is a lot of posts.

Hugs

FredaB

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh boy oh boy! Count me in on this fabulous trip! They are all three gorgeous and would look very cool on the wall in our studio - reminding me of my previous life lounging on the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I purchased one of your post cards at the last CQG show and have not been able to part with it! I love the images and colors of number one best! It does remind me of a visit to the islands! Congratulations on your blogiversary!
janice pope

Michael House said...

what absolutely lovely pieces, I would love to win one of these!

Lisa said...

I'm in for a chance.

Karen said...

Your work is beautiful!! Such an inspiration you are. need to get to work on something like this

Lisa said...

Makes me miss Bermuda! I want to go back!

Carole said...

The Embellisher is such fun... and I see you are having fun! What a nice idea Jeanne.. to celebrate your anniversary on the blog.
I hope I am one of the names drawn!
A prize possession it would become.
Carole

Katie said...

Oh I sure could use a tropical island retreat right now! As ever, your work is inspiring! :-)

elljay said...

Hi Jeanne, Those are lovely pieces. I'm going from Virginia to Texas tomorrow so will at last get a little sunshine, but thought I would enter your drawing. Linda Jacks from Still Life Group

quiltygirl1 said...

These colors are so beautiful and inspiring. I would love one of these babies! Ruth Anne Littleton NC

Sharyn C said...

Congratulations on your blog! This is the first time I've seen your work and it is beautiful. Any chance you'd consider doing a workshop for a small group or perhaps the guild? I'd LOVE to own any of the three small qults so I'm hoping the 14th is my lucky day. Sharyn

Wil Opio Oguta said...

Congratulations Jeanne! Your pieces are lovely.

Turtles In Alaska said...

I am SO tired of the cold. It snowed here again last night.Ugh.Beautiful work!

Veleta (Sammy) said...

your felting art is truly that... ART! Do count me on your drawing!

Doreen K. said...

Congratulations. I would love to own one of your art pieces. You are very talented. Love the tropical waters.

stanandd@gmail.com said...

Love your work, those are my favorite colors! Congratulations on your blogaversary and many more!

stanandd@gmail.com said...

your work is beautiful (of course turq is my favorite color!!)
Congratulations on your blogaversary - and many more!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun with your embellisher. Nice work!
Barbara
www.loveinstitches.com

Omi-SilverStudio said...

Hi,

Your work has inspired me to take my Embellisher Machine on a creative journey this weekend

lizquilts said...

wow this makes me want an embellisher. But if I can't have that I'd love one of your pieces, especially since right now they are forcasting a snow storm.

Vicki W said...

What refreshing colors after this winter! Count me in!

Chris from NJ said...

With such great prizes I can't believe there aren't at least 100 comments. I would love to win one of your fiber pieces. I will be rubbing my lucky rock!
Chris
dvontish@comcast.net

Janice said...

way to go! sorry i missed bee last night but hopefully will make it there next month.

beewitchinstitchin said...

Maine winters last FOREVER and I am very tired of this one. I am currently visiting TN hoping to find warmer weather. It is definitely spring here, lots of green grass and blooming bulbs but it is predicted to snow next week. UGH. I can't escape it so I sure need a nice little quilt to bring the warm tropical feeling to me. Thanks for sharing...Kathy

SandyQuilts said...

Oh my they are all wonderful. I love all things Ocean. Congrats on your Blogiversary. Please throw me into the pot.

Jeanne said...

Jeanne,

Your work is beautiful, and one of them would look beautiful in my sewing room. Count me in on the drawing. Your work reminds me that I need to get back to work with my embellisher.

Jeanne from Maryland

Zarina said...

I do love any kind of art but I have not ventured into this, YET. Count me in.

Anya said...

Lovely giveaway prizes. Thanks for the chance.

Judy S. said...

The tropical islands sound very nice, but the sun is finally out here after 3 snow dustings this week. Think I'll stick around till it rains (or snows) again! BTW, happy blogiversary! I enjoy your blog and your work is lovely. I'd love to see a sample up close.

Fulvia Luciano, artist said...

Congratulations and thank you for the giveway.

Sherryl said...

Congratulations on your blog Jeanne. I am behind the curve here... out of town and not had computer hookup.. wading through 400+ emails.
The pieces are gorgeous and I would love to have one for my collection

pattynubs said...

Beautiful pieces. I bet they are even more beautiful in person!

Christina said...

Count me in too please. We are just going into winter, the nights are getting cooler and the days shorter, so something to remind us of summer would be great. And your quilts are great.

Ken Free said...

Hi

We are just leaving summer for winter - the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, so a lovely reminder of summer would be great. And your quilts are great!

Ken Free said...

Sorry, I was having some trouble with blogger and google this evening and posted approximately the same message twice, please forgive me.

Exuberant Color said...

They are all beautiful but I am especially drawn to #3. I have looked at the embellisher but didn't get one. It looks like fun.

nanaandpapa1 said...

mmmmmm, yum yum. sweet goodies that aren't fattening. just got home from New Orleans trip. they sure know how to feed you there.

rjsnitz said...

Wow, what inspiration. Take me away Tropical Island. This would be perfect as my birthday is the 13 (won't say how many) and yesterday we had SNOW!
Roxanne

Sandra said...

Beautiful little art quilts -- I am looking forward to more thoroughly exploring your blog. Thanks for the inspiration

cindy said...

Count me in! I love your work - It is time I got a chance to play with my embellisher. It is not very tropical feeling her today in Central PA

craftirn said...

I love your work. The colors blend in so nicely. I would love to win one in your giveaway! I need to get my embellisher out again.
Barb

Melinda758 said...

Oooohhh, can family participate?!? I would love to win one of these!

Anonymous said...

I know this will sound like a shameless bid for winning, but its not. I am not posting for the contest but instead to comment on your blog photo. I must say I was struck by your beauty, nice photo!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeanne,
AWEsome offer and your work is an inspirational journey that I enjoyed at home this morning. Have added your blog as a new favourite! Will go back and review all of your posts!

Bethany

iamvics said...

Your work is refreshing - reminds me of a day at the beach!

Marilyn said...

Your island retreats look wonderful and especially right now when we have
a new "dusting" of snow right now.
I would love to win one of your postcards. Thanks for being so generous.

www.welovequilting.com said...

Congratulations on your blog. Your work is beautiful.

I hope I am one of the fortunate ones to win!
Chris
www.welovequilting.com/blog
www.welovequilting.com

neolasdaughter said...

Yes, I'm tired of winter and the cold. Your work is wonderful and I'd be honored to own a piece. Congratulations on an interesting blog.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Those are great! Count me in...and if I win, can you send some warm weather to go with it?
:-)

Antonija said...

Add me to your contest. The blue water quilts are just beautiful. They have inspired me to get back to a "waves" at quilt I started ages ago, and has pushed to the back burner. I just have to get it out again!

Brother Jeff said...

my beer is on ice
my burger is relished
life would be grand
to win a jeanne embellished

happy blogiversary!

Terry said...

I loved the postcard! Your work is very inspiring-makes me want to get on my machine rather than go to work this morning! Or maybe better yet take a cruise somewhere warm.

Also loved Brother Jeffs poem for you hehehe.
Cheers,
Terry

Lorchen said...

Happy Anniversary, Jeanne!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! Jeanne, your artistic work and willingness to experiment has always been inspiring. Your blog is always fun to visit. -Tama Brooks

REF said...

Would love to have an original from you! Always love what you are working on.

Michelle said...

Catching up with life in blogland and lucky me, I stopped by just in time! Happy belated anniversary! These pieces are just beautiful. What a generous gift.