Thursday, July 14, 2011

One in Every Color: My First Giveaway

At the 2009 Quilting in the Pines quilt retreat put on by Quilter's Paradise of Fresno I made this pincushion with some beautiful fabrics gifted to me by Cindy at Live a Colorful Life.

I had at one point planned to make more but life got busy, mom passed away, Luke and I got married, I went back to school and spent a lot of time sorting through post mom aftermath. When I finally got to it, I couldn't find the pattern!! Gah! I called Quilters Paradise to see if they by chance still had a copy of the pattern! Sure enough they did and sure enough the pattern and a dresden template were on their way to me!

My first one was for someone I had promised one to before the wedding.

My second was for a big Beetles fan for whom I had been hoarding the perfect fabric I had found in Grand Junction!

Then I got to thinking about one of our flower girls Abbey who recently received a sewing machine and lessons from her grandma. I was told of how she reminded her grandma, Luke's Aunt Becky, of me when she walked into the fabric store loving all the color. I thought to myself, she needs a pin cushion, and well she needs something that incorporates ALL the colors. The one on every color dresden pincushion was born.

Of course I couldn't just make one.

But what to do with it? I have one already and I have a fantastic selvedge one that has a special spot in my heart.

In our one bedroom apartment there is such thing as too many pincushions!

So. I've decided to do my first giveaway! I'm going to (gulp) give away this beautiful one in every color pin cushion.

To enter, leave a comment by Wednesday July 20 including your favorite item that comes in every color, why you would looove to have this pincushion, or anything else you want to comment. I'll put your name on a piece of paper and Luke will draw the winner. NOTE: YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A BLOGGER ACCOUNT TO COMMENT you can comment anonymously just be sure to sign your name, and then check back next week to see if you've won! I'll put in an extra entry for you if you're an official follower of my blog. Best of luck!

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Grandma G said...

I would love it because it's SO PRETTY!

My cats come in every color. ;)

I follow you via Google Reader!

girlyhurley said...

I love giveaways! Hmmm... Apparently I like my house to have every color! Red master bedroom, blue kitchen, yellow living room, purple/green bedroom, soon to be blue ocean bedroom... I think I'll need to add some orange somewhere for you! Lol

Btw- I'm ordering the fat quarters and going all in for my quiltalong!!!!

k said...

I love buying childrens clothes in every color. The more color the better.

These pincushions are beautiful, Jessica.

Cams said...

I would love it cause it is so pretty AND I'm going to learn how to sew (I'm picking up the sewing machine on Saturday!).

What do I love that comes in every color? Dog leashes AND Fiestaware! hee hee

Tanya said...

Oooh, a giveaway! You've hit the bigs! I would love to own this little lovely. As to what I collect that comes in every color? (Undies!) They come in such fun, bright colors and even if nobody sees them, I know they're colorful. There...I've now told everyone about my unmentionables.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I collect fabric in every color. Seriously. Every.Color.

The Luedtke Family said...

I love jewelry in every color, then I can wear it with anything and everything. Colorful yarns also are delectable. I am going to look at some today or tomorrow, at Borealis! Your pin cushions are gorgeous!

Candace said...

hi there, this is such a cool and fun thing to do and i totally want to be involved! that pin cushion is gorgeous!
My favorite "one in every color" things are.. SOCKS! I love socks and i love that they come in every shape and pattern, my feet are never without them!

Candace said...

oooooh and one in every color scarfs... they spruce up a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt - LOVE love them, been living in them this winter!!

Kimberlee said...

Snow cones. Definelty, snow cones. They top the list as my favorite things about summer and they come in every color to boot.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm a follower.

Emilie said...

Jess, these are awesome! Hmmm, I like seeing drugs in every color at work. If I tried to collect them it'd be illegal...haha But they sure make counting them more interesting! :-) And I've recently taken up sewing! Okay, not exactly. But I did hem a few pairs of pants! Hope you're doing great!

Maggie said...

I love color, lots of bright color. I collect fabric in every color - even have a collection of browns! Also buttons and thread. I especially love to have one of every color in ONE QUILT. Colored glass is another favorite. And right now I am knitting a blanket with Noro Kureyon and every skein is a different color # with each skein flowing from one color to next.... what a colorful knitted blanket it will be!

Jacquie said...

Jessie! I love this! It is super cute! thanks for sharing!! I love Rainbows :-) especially the Fire Rainbows we get over CdA Lake... and I love the promise they represent <3


TZel said...

Crayons definitely :)

Anonymous said...

I love color! And one in every color reminds me of you! That makes me happy :)