Monday, December 9, 2013

[CLOSED] Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - December 2013

Welcome! I am happy that you are here to join me on Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day. If you are new here, my name is Taryn and I like to sew quilts. If you like (not required!), you can follow my sewing progress via the following links: Bloglovin'  |  Feedly  |  RSS  |   Instagram  |  Flickr  | Pinterest. The picture below is a collage of some of my most recent work.

Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day is one my favorite times of year. My first Giveaway Day was two years ago and it really encouraged me to join the blogging community.  I love to meet new friends and the chance to win free stuff isn't so bad either! 

Here is my offering: One person will win a copy of Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott & Two Trade Winds Charm Packs.


The winner is #225 Karrie S. She has been emailed and the package will be shipping tomorrow. Congratulations Karrie and thanks to all who took the time to enter!

Leave one comment telling me about your sewing or crafting plans for this month. If you don't have any projects going on, what do you like to sew or want to learn how to sew?

My answer: My main projects right now are two baby quilts. One of which I am 8 months late on :D. The thing I am most excited about is preparing blog posts about two finishes that will be gifted after Christmas. Finishing a project can be so exhilarating and it is so hard to keep quiet!

Fine print: This giveaway will close December 13, 2013 at 5pm PST. The winner will be chosen using random.org. I am willing to ship internationally. I will be contacting the winner by email. If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please be sure to include your email address in your comment so that I am able to contact you if you win. Entries without an email address will be disqualified. The winner must respond within five days of the end of the contest. If the winner does not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.

Thank you so much for entering! It gets a bit crazy on Giveaway Day and I can't always respond to every comment like I do on regular posts, but I will be reading all of the entries. I really appreciate your visit. Good luck and thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again!

You can see the all the giveaways at Sew, Mama, Sew's Blog (starting December 9 @ 6AM PST).

537 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

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Chirpy said... #

Working on "swoon" quilt blocks in red, blue, and yellow with white background. It's coming out better than I thought! =)

java diva said... #

I love your name, Taryn! I had a neighbor that named her daughter that. I am finishing up some table runners for gifts and going to start a denim picnic quilt.

Anonymous said... #

My goal is to finish piecing a donation quilt for the Lala Salama 100 Quilts for Kenya project.
Thank you for the giveaway and lovely prizes!

Unknown said... #

I have 2 Christmas pillows that I need to finish and I would like to make some progress on a quilt for my husband. He has been so encouraging about my quilting that a quilt for him is long overdue!

Shannon said... #

I just finished a little zippered book for my boyfriend's TENS machine. Now I'm moving on to Christmas PJs for me. :)

Denny1600 said... #

Road trip coming up, so I have some crochet projects planned--cowl, wash cloths, hand stitching a small quilt or two using some 2 1/2" squares, stitching binding on a couple of small quilts.

Anonymous said... #

I have been making pin cushions using vintage jello molds my mother gave me...it's been such fun! mbbaker35@yahoo.com

hafza said... #

My plan for this month is to finish the Garden Step quilt for myself. Thanks for the gorgeous fabric giveaway!

Anonymous said... #

I am working on a baby quilt for a nephew to be born after the first of the year. I love making baby quilts!
paweis at yahoo dot com

Jan Baker said... #

I am trying to get my Christmas projects completed and will be happy if I finish just one. Then I have four nieces having babies so need to get started with that.

Caryn said... #

I'm planning to finish the raggy quilt that was supposed to be my sister's birthday present LAST year and also finish some baby blankets as several of my friends have just had babies. Thanks for the giveaway! ps Tradewinds is one of my favourite fabric lines- I'm part way through making myself a quilt out of it.

Anita said... #

I plan on getting some Christmas gifts done, hopefully soon! Thanks for the giveaway :)

nicolesender said... #

My projects for this month are to finish knitting 2 baby sweaters and a baby hat before Christmas.

KT said... #

I just finished my tree skirt, now on to all the PJ pants I need to sew!

Judy1522 said... #

I am working on a quilt for my mother.

CS said... #

Gifts gifts gifts! Infinity scarves and quilted table runners.

tammi said... #

I'd love to make some Christmas decorations- if time permits!

Macska said... #

I'm half-way through making my Christmas dress (1950's pattern, made in a cotton with cherries all over it! So looking forward to being able to wear it when it's finished!!) And after that, I'll be making a merino wrap-around cardigan for my sister in law for Christmas. :-)

macska at gmail dot com

Chocolate Dipped Quilts said... #

Great giveaway! I am busy quilting everyone else's Christmas gifts this month.

jeifner said... #

yep, I'm a year late on one of them. and bee blocks and skirt and runner. so much!

Tess said... #

I'm supposed to be finishing handbags for Christmas gifts... lol. love trade winds, thanks for the giveaway :)

Unknown said... #

Christmas is getting close - my daughter comes home tomorrow after her first semester away at college. Can't Wait!!! I love precuts and the book and fabric look great. Happy Holidays

Leah said... #

I am trying to finish up some Christmas quilts before the 24th.

Sasha said... #

I have one more quilt to do before Christmas, and my son breaks up from school this week. Will i get it done in time? I hope so but the giveaways are a huge distraction, too much fun is being had discovering new blogs!!

Mokki said... #

I'm making a personalised purse for my niece with a cartoon version of her on the front. And a party purse for a friend to match a lovely dress she made for herself.

Barbara Bradford said... #

My sewing room was just finished last month, so everything has been put on hold as I unpack all my fabric treasures...

Megan Collins said... #

I'm finishing up my sugar block quilt for my two boys for Christmas!

Meg said... #

I've actually just finished two charity quilts, have the binding to sew down for two baby quilts (to be gifted at the beginning of the new year), and am hoping like heck to get a throw pillow and tree skirt done before the 25th. If we get snowed in this weekend, I might just make it!!

Lindsey said... #

i'm hoping to finish a handmade gift a piece for my kids...so far i have one done and we have two weeks til christmas...i hope to find the time to finish!!

KD-Quilts said... #

For the rest of the month, I'm going to focus on finishing up misc. quilts. Then in January I'll be all set to start fresh on some new projects!

Two Cheeks said... #

I am sewing up Christmas gifts for the family, and a quilted ornament to adorn each one.

Gigi said... #

I just finished my scrappy lap quilt top and I'm quilting after the holidays. Right now I have 6 infinity scarves, 2 hobo bags, 3 composition book covers and I'm planning to screen print and line 2 more tote bags. I've got a long way to go

Beth said... #

I have two lap quilts to finish and a bag. Here's hoping I get done!

Jennifer said... #

I'm trying to finish up 2 quilts for my sisters. Thanks for the chance to win.

hamudale said... #

make some minion dolls for my sons.

Elizabeth said... #

A skirt and dress for me! Thanks!!!

Kat said... #

I'm working on my first paid commission quilt. Got to get it done by Christmas!

Heidi said... #

What beautiful colors!
I am hoping to make my youngest a small quilt for her move into a toddler bed.

Unknown said... #

I am sewing aromatherapy/hot packs with flax seed and herbs inside, that you microwave to warm up. Thanks for the giveaway!

All Things Beautiful said... #

I'm not currently working on any sewing projects. My daughter wants to make some things for her siblings. My next project is bishop dresses for my girls birthdays. I probably should have already started, but life. I still have to purchase patterns.

Curly Girl said... #

I was requested to make a strawberry shortcake outfit or apron

Mrs.Pickles said... #

thank you for the chance to win. i am making a baby quilt and hoping to get started on a table runner

sofen said... #

I am currently working on a knitting project, a baby woolie for my cousin.


Susan said... #

I'm working on finishing a quilt for my son and DIL. It was a wedding quilt, but their first anniversary is Jan. 11th . . . so now it's a first anniversary quilt! ;) I'm also working on some table runners and candle mats as Christmas hostess gifts.

Katie said... #

I am making a Plus Quilt for a friend's new baby. Thanks!

grandmak said... #

I'd like to learn more about quilting. I am going to make a baby quilt of blanket for a new granddaughter arriving in Febr.

Kris said... #

Right now all I have time for is Christmas gift making. In the new year I have plans for a few quilts though.

everything is coming up roses said... #

I still have two little christmas dresses, a circle skirt and some pjs waiting for me to sew!

Anonymous said... #

I hope to finish a Christmas/winter quilt this month or next!

Myself said... #

I'm currently working on my new sister's baby quilt- hope to finish it soon , still have the binding left (my least favorite part :)). Many thanks for this great giveaway!

CaroleM said... #

I was really hoping to get some quilts done, but now I am hoping I can pull together a few week handmade things for my family and leave it at that. Perhaps some crafts with the kids.

Megan said... #

I really need to finish the curtains for my mom's kitchen and the table runner for her dining room!

OhioLori said... #

I am working furiously to finish two large D9P Throws by Christmas!!!

Sam said... #

I am planning on starting my first quilt.

Holly said... #

Finishing matching bathrobes for my niece and her doll, and maybe squeezing in a quick quilt for my grandmother. I thought I was in good shape til I realized there was such a short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year!

Littlegreydog said... #

This month is for small projects-coffe cozies, kindle holder, etc.


Jessica Jo said... #

SOCK MONKEYS! They make the best presents.

Unknown said... #

I am making a baby quilt half-sq triangles border with opposite color knitting scarfs, crocheting socks for around the house, made a 13 inch Xmas tree need to decorate it too.

ThreadCatcher said... #

I am working on a king sized quilt for my bed with a mini bowtie leader and ender project as I sew along. Thanks for the giveaway.

Two Wednesdays said... #

I'd love to try out some paper piecing, I have some brilliant block patterns just waiting for me to have the time to attempt them.

jade2night@gmail.com said... #

I am currently working on my first paper piecing project. It is the Costa Rica Mariner's Compass by Judy Mathieson. I am learning how to do this from a book by her.

Ramona said... #

I am working on a quilt for my mom which hopefully will be done for Christmas.
ramona_murray at comcast dot net

k said... #

i'd like to learn how to quilt (er and get better with just using the machine!)

Anonymous said... #

I need/plan/hope to sew me some undies!

Renee G said... #

I don't have any projects going on right now, but I'm thinking about making some folded Christmas ball ornaments.

Anonymous said... #

knitting xmas gifts here...

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said... #

I just finished a Christmas wall hanging, so now it is time for some knitting - hats for my boys!

Unknown said... #

As soon as I finish Christmas projects, I plan to sew some of the Alaska fabric that I bought on my cruise last summer.

Sarita said... #

My big project is three memory quilts for the children of a neighbor... I have had the worst sewing machine luck while I've been working on them, but I'm finally to the hand-quilting stage... except I have just basted them today, and need them mail-ready done in a week. *grin-sigh*

Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

Anonymous said... #

This month, I don't have too much sewing going on other than a Pajama Monster for my daughter. I am knitting a new cowl and still working on my Christmas wreath, though :)

Desi-- desi@weeshare.net

Unknown said... #

Lots of cute baby clothes!

Jen | Acts of Craftiness said... #

I finished a quilted advent calendar earlier this month, and I'm hoping to finish two quilted tree skirts - one for me and one for my mom. After the holidays are over, I'll be making two tumbler quilts - one for my son and one for my little girl who is due in March! :)

Leslie said... #

I don't actually have any projects for this month. I asked for a new sewing machine for Christmas so I'm holding off.

diane said... #

I'm currently just trying to finish up quilts in progress, of which I have so many I don't think I have even count them. At the moment, it's my Swoon quilt that I started two years ago!

Cat G. said... #

I need to make a laptop sleeve for my new laptop. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mands said... #

I'm knitting right now for Christmas presents!

mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

Tamie said... #

I am actively working on two quilts- a Swoon and a Penny Patch. They won't be finished by year end. What a wonderful prize. Thank you for participating in the Giveaway Day.

lilcissy said... #

I am making three quilts for Christmas gifts.

Sarah Macdonald said... #

I'm in the middle of a crochet project for my mum's Christmas present. If I keep going long enough it will eventually be a snood type thing...

Jennifer said... #

I'm hoping to start an X plus+ quilt soon.

Your quilts are beautiful.

Karen said... #

Just finished a wall hanging, and I have a pillow in the works for a Christmas gift. I also want to make some zipper pouches for my nieces.

Amanda K said... #

I would really love to finish my projects on my to do list: two table runners, 17 seat covers, two baby quilts, a Christmas stocking, and a tote bag.

Loree said... #

I have next on my list to make something for my DD's teachers (not sure what yet!) as well as an apron for my mom & my sister for Christmas! I need to get moving!

Mom C said... #

12 more pjs for christmas eve, then I hope to piece 2 quilts. T^hanks.

Schatzi said... #

This month I'm working on a few baby/toddler safe ornaments for our tree (since most of mine are antique glass!).

Cathyg said... #

Just finished a lap quilt for a friend, working on a wall hanging for my son-in-law and a dress for my granddaughter...

Nova said... #

I'd like to sew clothes, probably.

melrosecakes said... #

I just started a postage stamp quilt. It should take me awhile.

Oddbjørg said... #

My plans are to sew 2 Christmas stocking this weekend.
Your give-away is great. Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said... #

I am working on mug rugs that I will gift to friends

Sarah said... #

I'm busy making a Christmas tree skirt. I'm also hoping to finish a quilt for my son in time for Christmas but it is looking unlikely!

Betsy said... #

I am hoping to finish the appliqué border on my midnight at the oasis quilt

Maroesja said... #

I intend to make my niece a bag for her birthday to fill with girlie stuff. Further I will need to clear my crafting space instead of confiscating the dinertable for sewing ;)

Rhonda Best said... #

My daughter and I hope to finish a quilt together after Christmas.

jean said... #

Quilting my stash of flimsies on my new long arm

Kathleen said... #

I'm making 2 little blankets for 2 especially cute little dogs for Christmas gifts. One is my dog, Luigi and one is for his best friend, down the street, named Rocky.

Nicola said... #

I am in the process of making a really simple quilt of cut up 'cheater blocks' put together again with some plain colour blocks. I have cut up the blocks, and chosen the layout but now need to sew it all together :)

Amanda said... #

I have a shirt to make for myself, as well as a baby dress to sew.

MamaDoc said... #

I am finishing the quilting on a Christmas Trip around the world, making an AMH voile/velveteen scarf and 4 cosmetic bags for teachers, a Christmas pillow for a friend, and 3 stockings for my kiddos. I am now trying not to hyperventilate...

Sarah DeSalvo said... #

Working on some Christmas gifts :-)

Danielle said... #

I'm working on a crochet hand bag right now and then I hope to use the holiday to finish c couple of half done projects that have been sitting around

Mack and Mabel said... #

I'm making a baby quilt for a soon-to-arrive new member of the family

Allison said... #

Yikes, I know when I'm back in the states next week I need to work on a couple of gifts for my longest blogging/online friends, I'm thinking of bunting or something cute such as that. Thank you for the fun prize giveaway!

Kathy Boice said... #

I have more baby quilts to make for new Great Grandkids! I also have started a 1930's fabric quilt that I can't wait to finish!!! Thank you for a great giveaway! I love pre cuts!!! midwayfarms@hughes.net

Michelle said... #

i plan to start my nephew's high school graduation quilt

Katie said... #

I think I'll get a quilt top finished using Kate Spain's Terrain fabric. I'd love to have time to finish a kimono wall hanging for my sister for Christmas, but I'm not sure I'll get enough time!

Laura said... #

I'm only actively working on one commissioned quilt this month, but I'm in the planning stages of 3 baby quilts too. I can't wait to get started on them, because they go so much faster than bigger projects.

Thanks for the chance!

jan said... #

I am just finishing up two quilts for gifts. I hope to make a Nancy drew quilt before Christmas. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. Merry Christmas!!

Cherry said... #

I have 1 French Braid quilt to quilt, 1 French Braid quilt to piece & quilt, an Irish Chain wall hanging to hand quilt and I am working on Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt. Fingers crossed for getting it all done.

dcargill said... #

I am getting ready to move to a new house so my project will be to set up my first ever sewing room!

Susana said... #

Estoy cosiendo los regalos de fin de año de las maestras de una de mis hijas,a Dios gracias! la otra va a la secundaria .Luego tengo una pila de ropa que ni quiero mirar,toda para coser y remendar para el campamento scout de enero.
Pero en enero tengo unos cuantos patrones de juntar las piezas de papel para mi placer.
Gracias por su generoso regalo.

Rebeckah Austin said... #

Ugh do I have to?? LOL just so many projects for Christmas...pjs, skirts, blankets, the list goes on and on and on.....

Pamela said... #

I'm working on quilted cosmetic bags and an Amy Butler weekender. I hope to get them done in time for Christmas. They may end us being valentine gifts! Thanks for this delightful giveaway, and for your inspiring blog!

Jodi Godfrey said... #

I'm sewing a quilt with my 5 yr old! I was so excited when he asked to learn to sew for Christmas!

Melle@featheredruffles.com said... #

lol, wow. where to start with this month. stockings for a customer. footie jammies for the niece and nephew, goddaughter, kidlet. jelly rolls bought for a jelly roll quilt for me mom, actually, so this would be very timely! need to finish up the cuddle throw for my SIL. aprons and tote bags for my little sisters, new hot pads for my other SIL and my MIL... something for the BIL and the FIL... A lot, a lot, a lot going on! LOL!

Thrifty Finn said... #

I don't have any sewing planned for this month but I'll be making some Christmas-cards.

Lucy McLaurin said... #

Crochet snowflakes right now. Oh and little tiny patchwork balls in Christmas fabrics.

My UFO's are still in a pile and perhaps should be in a resolution to finish next year...?!


Stitching Impressions said... #

Hi there,
Thank for the giveaway. Right now, I am working on completing a Sue Garman quilt called LIlly of Rosenberry. I have 15 of the 16 blocks finished and am hoping to start the border soon. Have a Merry Christmas!

Ruth from ruthq@rogers.com

Anonymous said... #

I am hoping to have time to make some jewelry and sew some wristlet purses to give as Christmas gifts.

Evans Family said... #

i don't have any sewing plans this moth. i am a rank beginner! i am knitting a pair of convertible mittens, though.

Jo Robertson (thejoyofthehousetomyself) said... #

Lovely prize - I've just finished off some Christmas gifts today so I am ready now, just need to get wrapping!

Julie said... #

I have a skirt and a cushion to sew, and many hats and socks to knit. To many ideas for the time I have to actually make what I want !!!

lsaver28 said... #

I've been knitting socks and felting projects

lsaver28 said... #

I've only made 1 quilt would love to make another, I follow you through email

Julie said... #

I'm making a Clara doll with Wee Wonderfuls Elise pattern. Just the clothes left!

Sarah_L_N said... #

I'm not currently sewing anything, but I have been crocheting some little baby hats to donate to a hospital for babies born too tiny and early for shop-bought clothes.

Unknown said... #

I want to finish my son's quilt and at least get started on my daughters.

Lori said... #

right now I am making table runners for Christmas gifts thanks for a chance

Unknown said... #

Wonderful giveaway. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance. With the Holidays so close I'm just puttering around and baking goodies for everyone. I'm Cross stitching biscornus. katztoo1(at)frontier(dot)com

Miss Jean said... #

I need to get a baby quilt made - fast!

KRubin said... #

I'm hoping to finish a quilt and make three scarves!

LA Paylor said... #

I am trying to do a Christmas tote bag, some towels for gifts, and hand sew my tumbling blocks together.
LeeAnna Paylor

Lori said... #

I am doing a duffle bag for my daughter. I just made three pillows for my brother and his wife. I really enjoyed the projects because they were not rush rush.

kay said... #

I'm working on theme pillow cases for stocking stuffers.

2peaches said... #

Right now I'm sewing gifts for my mom and MIL...shhh! Also, I hope to make another Christmas stocking before the 24th!

Anonymous said... #

Boy pajamas!
t_ktl at yahoo.com

Unknown said... #

Baby quilts and baby projects for the first grandbaby coming!

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