Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!

Hello My name is Mara, I am an American girl who married a Greek boy and now I live in Greece.
I mostly love looking at and petting fabrics and every once in a while I actually complete something to show to you, you can check out any of the buttons at the top of the blog to see what is going on with me, they are still a work in progress, I did a remodel on my blog this last week, I hope you like it?

Thank you to all of the new visitors visiting from Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Week (all links will take you to a new window, so link away, if you see something you like,) and Thank you to all of my regular readers.

Now let's get to the giveaway!  I have 2 bundles of joy leaving my house and possibly going to yours.  One winner must be an International (non US or Canadian) so if the first name that is picked by the Rafflecopter is from the States then I will continue to pick the second name until it is an International person. 

GREEK BUTTERFLIES PACKAGE:
This is just an example.
 What's Included:
  1. 1 yard of fabric, you get to pick from my stash, you can pick 2 half yards, or a half yard and 2 FQ's (like pictured) or 4 FQ's or even 8 Fat Eighths if you like.  The winner will tell me their 2 favorite colors, or the 2 colors most lacking in their stash and We will put a bundle together.
  2. 2 spools of thread, ΠΕΤΑΛΟΥΔΑΣ (pet-a-loo-duhs) means Butterflies in Greek and this is a thread made in Greece with Egyptian Cotton, I would say it is like a 40wt thread, and I can even say it is very comparable to Aurifil thread.  Once we have picked out your fabric bundle I will take the fabrics to the local Haberdashery and pick out 2 colors that match well with your bundle.
    My favorite colors recently have been grey with a beautiful Tile Blue
  3. Triangles on a Roll, (not pictured), I will also be putting in enough Half Square Triangles on a Roll for you to be able to make a larger version of this Flowers and Butterflies Quilt.  This is a pattern I came up with and I will be making a tutorial for it soon.  In the meantime if you have not heard of Triangles on a Roll then please check out my previous videos on them or watch the one below.
My son is a better quilt holder than my daughter.
 This is the quilt I whipped up using charms and the HST's on a Roll, this is only (4) 16.5" (unfinished) blocks sewn together, but I will send you enough to do  20 blocks, of course you can use use the HST paper for whatever you want to make.
Okay I'll hold the quilt for you, what is it?, oh that's pretty,  wait something beeped on my computer, mmm, I better push a button, I don't want to hold the quilt anymore, I need to type, I better get a closer look at this, (she's not the best quilt holder)
But she is wearing her Butterfly dress for this photo shoot.
EVERY WHICH WAY PACKAGE:
  1. The digital pattern "Every Which Way", written and designed by Cornelia Pramendorfer of Pieced With Love XOXO, a wonderful pattern that I am in the process of working on, and will show more pictures as I get more done, if you would like the pattern now you can purchase it on Etsy or Craftsy.
    Image courtesy of Cornelia, this is the quilting she did on a pillow with her pattern.
  2. 1 Large Spool of Aurifil 2024 40wt thread, I get all of my Aurifil thread from Elita in Switzerland, she has good prices and good service.
  3. Half Square Triangles on a Roll, (picture shown with plastic wrap on), I will cut out enough paper for you to be able to make Cornelia's lap sized quilt, if you were to do this without the papers you would need to cut, 420 small squares of fabric to make 840 Half Square Triangles, I will help you out with that ;)
I am not sponsored by anyone and all of these items other than the Every Which Way Pattern has been purchased by me and I am giving it to you.  Cornelia is getting married at the end of the month, so be sure to head over to her blog to wish her good luck. I will be having a larger fabric giveaway in June for my big birthday bash, so make sure to come back.  I will also be organizing some European Fabric Swaps to come soon (of course any one is welcome to join)  I thought the first ones could be a Low Volume/Text swap or maybe a Christmas themed swap.  I am working on getting some shops to give us discounts for the fabric purchasing and we can all get together to make an order and I will cut it and then send it out to all of my International buddies, are you interested?
HOW TO WIN: use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter, you don’t need a Facebook account. Simply enter your name and email address in the widget instead. The first entry is available to all, just tell me where you live.  There are more options to earn extra entries, if you’re so inclined. Do as little or as much as you like. All SMS giveaways end on May 16 at 5 p.m. PST.   Since that is in the wee hours for me in Greece, I will have the Rafflecopter choose the winners the next day and then contact the lucky guys by email.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

44 comments:

  1. Haha... that series of pictures of your daughter is awesome :D

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  2. Love your quilt and the pix of your daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. gorgeous quilt! thank you for the chance to win and for not focusing on US bloggers!

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  4. Like that pattern. Have been looking for something to do with some Lottie Da. Cindy

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  5. I love teal/blue and purple together! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    amy.forkner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Love that dress everytime I see it x

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  7. Oh my goodness, Mara, your daughter is so cute I want to eat her up!!!

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  8. Living in Greece!!! Looks beautiful. thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. That butterfly quilt is beautiful!

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  10. I love Kats dress,,, thats the fabric I am working with, is so cute on her. and I love this quilt..gorgeous, I would love for you to help me get some of these baby blankets done.........loving the new look too..

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  11. I so need some butterfly thread for my butterfly quilt and send me that cute butterfly girl too.....

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  12. I love that quilt! Very clever

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  13. I have a quilt-holder-in-training as well! Lol...

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  14. Hello from colorado:) The dress on your little girl is so cute.

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  16. What a great package - thanks Mara

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  17. Those pictures of your daughter are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Beautiful quilt and cutie pie holding it! Smcalli102@aol.com

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  19. What a beautiful quilt patter, Mara! Love the butterflies! :)

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  20. I don't have a good quilt holder either, he's 16 but the series of pictures I have is eerily similar though he is looking at a phone rather than a computer.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

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  21. Thank you for the give away I live in Tenn.

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  22. The butterfly block is gorgeous! I just made a butterfly quilt, and wish I would have seen this! So darling!

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  23. The butterflies block is fantastic!!

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  24. Very nice giveaway. Thanks!

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  25. Your kids and quilts pictures are so cute. I hate though that you have lumped Canada in with the US.

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    1. Awww... So sorry, it is because when there are giveaways in the States they also include Canada as being able to ship to, but not the rest of the world. Don't forget I have 2 giveaways! So there are chances for the Canadians as well. I hope this is okay and apologize if I have offended you or anyone else. It is actually the same price for me to send anywhere in the world even if I was to send something just to Italy or something to Indonesia or Canada, the post office charges the same because it is all by weight and not by place. Only if we ship inside of Greece is it cheap, real cheap, but there aren't many Greek Quilters, a real bummer.

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  26. I hail from Milan, Illinois. :)

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  27. Your quilts are sorgeous, and so are your pictures of Greece. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Hi My name is Sandi Timmons. I am from Sonora, CA USA. I am divorced and now living with this good-looking man, who is Welch. I used to work for a Greek boss. He had a friend that was also Greek and would bring us Boklava? to eat. Thank you so much for joining the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and giving us this opportunity to see your blog as well as trying to win your exceptional package.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  30. I like the new looks of the place :)

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  31. That quilt is gorgeous! Wow!

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  32. Awesome fabrics, quilt and thread! Wow

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  33. Your butterfly quilt is beautiful.

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  34. The narration on the quilt holder's photo sequence is priceless!

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  35. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  36. • • • The widget did not ask for my e-mail, so I am posting here. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Thanks for the chance.
    bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  38. Lovely Giveaway! I live near Boston, Massachusetts. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  39. I don't do Instagram, but I did sign up to follow your friend Cornelia's blog as well as yours. Wonderful giveaway choices.

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  40. Love your every which way quilt AND the quilting is wonderful. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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