Thursday, October 4, 2012

Leaf's Me Happy Blog Hop and Giveaway

Well, today is the fourth day of the “Leafs Me Happy”  Blog Hop and I am happy to say that it is also my day to blog. I want to thank Madam Samm and Cherry Blossom’s Quilting Studio for their hard work putting this all together and making this hop “Leaf into Action”.


I am so excited and happy that Fall is finally here.  Fall was always my favorite time of year.  The leaves changing, turning into beautiful shades of reds, yellows, and orange. The crisp clean mornings, sounds of the football games in the evening.  Oh yeah, seeing the school buses (memories) and then there is the smell of Apple Pie.  Who doesn't love the smell of Apple pie coming out of the oven?

I  drew a little wall hanging to Welcome fall.
I started with lots of different fall prints.  (What I thought was fall prints, anyway)



Then I made my little blocks for on the side.  I made five plain, 3 four squares and 2 pinwheels.  When I sewed them together I staggered them to make it look more even.  I added them to the larger piece.

  (I am sorry I lost the rest of the picture)


I added my top, bottom, and side boarders to it all.  The appliqué was  put on last.   I machine appliquéd the bouquet of sunflowers and the letters in “Welcome” with the machine in monofilament thread.  I then quilted it.   Total size is:   15"  X  25 1/2"   I named it  "Leaf's Welcome You"



Here is another that I had made in the same manner ---- but different....I only used one Sunflower but added 2 Chickadee's and 2 Pumpkins.  Total size of this one is:  14 1/2" X 24"




I also want to share this Wall Hanging I made.  I love doing different things.....Years ago I remember seeing a picture in a magazine of a turkey holding a sign that said "Think Ham".  I painted it on my Living Room window for my youngest child one Thanksgiving.  So I came up with this, total size is:  36" X 16"



How about more inspiration?
Visit these blogs for more yummy fall eye candy:




So, What am I giving away this time?  GEE, I thought I would be different.  I am going to pick ONE winner only.  This winner will receive a 1 year subscription to McCall's Quilting Magazine.  

Yes, you read it right....a 1 year subscription to McCall's Quilting Magazine.  (I receive this magazine and get great ideas from it.)  

              

To enter is easy.  All you need to do is be a follower and leave me a comment.  

But, I was always told to let everyone have the chance to enter more than once if they would like.  The more you enter, the better your chances, right?  So, for a second entry, check out my web page,  Jane's Quilting  "LIKE" and come back and tell me what you think.  I would really like to hear what you think of my site.

For a 3rd entry.......gee, go to  Jane's Quilting Facebook page  and "LIKE", come back and comment again.

Oh, and if you already are receiving this magazine, it will just be added to your subscription.

SO GOOD LUCK........Giveaway ends midnight October 10th.  I will go to random.org to pick a winner and will post it on October 11th.  

TILL THEN HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE........





To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

189 comments:

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a new follower and really like the idea of a magazine giveaway, thanks!

Nati said...

What cute projects! I am you follower so thanks for the chance to win

Nati said...

Also I just liked your page on facebook

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh they are all lovely - the turkey one is so cute you can imagine them sitting there thinking that cant you! and I love the sunflower and pumpkin one. Thanks for sharing and the fabulous giveaway.

Jacquelin said...

Buenos días, ya soy seguidora.

Jacquelin said...

Hola, he pasado por Facebook y he dicho me gusta.

Jacquelin said...

He pasado por Jane's Quilting y ha cargado muy rápido, he podido encontrar rápidamente todo y me ha parecido un buen sitio. Gracias por las oportunidades para un gran regalo.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love sunflowers with pumpkins for fall decorating - very nice. And 'think ham' just had me a giggle. Thank you for sharing

Sharon said...

Wow your projects are just wonderful and I love the colors

Sharon said...

I am a follower and what a nice gift to give a way

Britt-Inger said...

I love your beautiful projects. And your turkey quilt is sew fun.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Britt-Inger said...

I am also a follower. Thanks for the great give away
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Sue said...

I am a follower of yours!

Sue said...

I liked you on your Facebook page.

Heleen Groot said...

I love your welcome hangers. Love sunflowers! I laughed out loud on the turkey telling us to think HAM! Funny. Thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Jane, I love the bunch of flowers coming out of the pumpkin. Very cute.

Pauline said...

What a warm welcome to fall! "think ham" it makes me smile.
Thanks for sharing!

louzee said...

lovely projects! I can´t decide between the both welcome tops.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your quilts! Sew creative! Of course I am a follower.

Farm Quilter said...

I liked you on FaceBook.

Farm Quilter said...

I liked Jane's Quilting too!!

Lesley said...

Beautiful project!

Lesley said...

Beautiful project!

Lisa Marie said...
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Ellis2Roam said...

Like you 'Think Ham' hanging. My son-in-law is going to hunt our turkey this year and we are planning on having ham, LOL. Nice work.

Rosa said...

Great projects.The sunflowers with pumpkind is my favorite, gorgeous.Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!!

Fiesta said...

Wonderful project. Perfect colors for fall. Thank you for inspiring us today!

Denise :) said...

All of your blocks are darling -- perfect for fall! "Think Ham" made me smile big!! I'm a follower! :)

Denise :) said...

And I liked your page!!! :)

Denise :) said...

And I liked your facebook page, too!! Great giveaway -- I like the way you think! :)

Michele said...

Great ideas. I especially like the pumpkins.

gpc said...

What a great prize, especially for a newbie like me! I love your fall hangings, those little chickadees are adorable!

gpc said...

I "liked" your page! :)

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

I like your projects! My favorite though is think ham... It's too cute!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am definitely a happy follower...and this win would be fantastic! Thank you. I love both your pieces. They are very fall like and nice detail...

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Jane....love your projects...your appliqué is lovely...the turkey oh yes...a nice smile there...

Mommarock said...

I am a follower, and I think "Think Ham" is Hilarious!!

Sowing Stitches said...

I am a follwer via eamil.
Your "Think Ham" brought a big silly grin this morning...thanks for sharing!

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Mommarock said...

I like your Jane's Quilting. I see that you do quilting, I would love to see some of the designs that you can quilt for people.

Mommarock said...

I like you on Facebook.

Connie said...

Beautiful projects and I really love all the sunflowers!

Connie said...

I already like you on FB!

Connie said...

I am a follower, thanks for a great giveaway!

krislovesfabric said...

I am already a follower and love your Think Ham wall hanging :)

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower and your fall projects look wonderful.

Kathy H said...

Love your projects, especially the turkeys. I have a sign with Woodstock dressed like a turkey and he says, Eat more ham. Makes me smile everytime.

Charlene S said...

I am a follower. Your sunflowers are delightful!

tink's mom said...

Fun sunflowers. great job.

Nancy in IN said...

Love the magazine. Love Northcott fabrics that you used in the quilt on Facebook.
Thanks for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Jane I really, really like your wall hangings - the first one is my favorite but both are perfect for both this hop and for hanging. I love autumn most of all the seasons so your little quilts certainly caught my eye! blessings, marlene

Sheila said...

Lovely projects I especially love the first one , such pretty colors. I am a follower , thanks for the chance at your great giveaway.

pinsandneedles said...

Love your second welcome wall hanging with the patchwork WELCOME! Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

Oh I like the single sunflower wall hanging. I am a follower, love hopping around the blocks. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Pamela said...

The turkey block caused me to laugh out loud. Good thing no one is in the office today or I would have been caught. Thanks for sharing. Love your "leafs" blocks.

Kasey said...

"Think Ham"= too funny! Love your blocks and runner. The best part of these blogs hops is finding more fun quilting blogs to read over my morning coffee.

Gill said...

I love the chickadees!
I'm a follower but I'm in the UK so I'm not sure if I can join in???

Linda said...

I'm a follower, Jane! Great projects! I love the wall hanging!

Linda said...

I "liked" your website! :)

Mary said...

Great job on your wall hangings. Thank you for sharing.

Lyn said...

I really enjoyed the wall hanging! Yes I am a follower. Thanks for being part of the hop

punkypurls said...

Wow what a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I am now a new follower.

punkypurls said...

I liked your facebook page. I love the quilt in you FB banner.

punkypurls said...

I know "like" your shop too. Thanks again for the chance to win.

Teresa said...

Love your wall hangings. Especially the one that has the turkeys and says think ham! Loved it! Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win a subscription.

Cathy said...

Your designs are splendid, so cheery!
I`m glad I stopped by.

patchouli moon studio said...

I love yor sweet applique quilts. Thanks for the chance to win the subscription. I'm off to check out your other site now.

sew.darn.quilt said...

these tributes to fall are so fun, your creative juices were really flowing!
Thank you for the chance :)

Aurea said...

Hi You certainly have alot of ideas and I have become a follower because I like all of them.

aiah23 said...

I am already a follower. I was checking out your webpage yesterday actually. I really like how you've divided it up. Your gallery is amazing, and you break it down into different menus so people can focus on one thing at a time (and in a fast-paced multi-tasking world that is sooo nice!). Kudos to you for its layout!

Fawn

Aurea said...

I have been to your webpage and made a comment. Wonderful

Aurea said...

I have gone to facebook and liked. Thanks for the chance to win so many times.

BizyStitches said...

Love all your projects, I "Liked" you web pages already. Nice web site. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway you are offering.

BizyStitches said...

I'm happy follower number 191. I'm pretty sure that is a lucky number. LOL

Jeanne Gwin said...

Jane, I love what you did and the "Think Ham" just cracked me up. Thanks for sharing and I only have one more comment here, pick me please.

BizyStitches said...

I've had you marked as "Liked" on face book and enjoy seeing your comments. Thanks

Maria Kievit said...

That is one magazine I buy on occasion, too. Love looking at all kinds of quilting magazines. Love your wallhangings! Nicely designed and love the colours on them. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Ooops seeee doopsie, forgot to tell you that I do follow your blog, and all those other social media dealies.

Sandy D said...

Great blocks.I love the
fall,the weather is great at this time of year and your blocks make me think Fall. Thank you for sharing.

Gwen said...

Wow! What a wonderful prize!! I am crossing my fingers! :-)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pumpkin bouquet design-- can I copy? :-)It is beautiful!!! And, the Think Ham wall hanging is so cute!! Love it! :-)

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Jane-Love your Welcome Quilt and "Think Ham". From CA, thanks for sharing.

deborah said...

I realy love the wallhanging you did with the single sunflower!
I'm a new follower. Now I'm off to visit your website and FB page!

Gwen said...

I really enjoyed visiting your webpage, and have added it to my favorites! :-) I especially enjoyed all the gorgeous projects in your gallery!!! Amazing!! :-)

Gwen said...

I like you on Facebook, too! Thank you for the extra chances to win! :-)

nhlady said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing with us.

And, thank you for the magazine subscription.

Tricia said...

Oh My what beautiful Welcome Wallhanings!! They would show a warm home as you entered the door.

I have to admit ...ummm... I spewed my coffee when I came across "Think Ham" & cracked up laughing. Thanks for that!!

What a great give away!!! It's the 1st time I've seen that as an give away. Thank Your Sharing your creatiions with us. From a new Follower.

Sincerely,
Tricia

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance. I'm a follower.

lynaeve said...

I went to your site. I love you have a gallery on there.

lynaeve said...

I liked you on fb.

deborah said...

I visited your website and could detect the Mennonite and Amish influence in your work. I've always enjoyed learning more about the Amish ways of life and their quilting. Also, thanks for turning me on to the My Memories software. I'll certainly be looking into it.

deborah said...

I've liked your FB page and look forward to your posts!!!

Mara said...

I am already a follower and live in Greece a magazine subscription would be awesome but probably not doable so I just wanted to say what great projects you have made, love the Turkey-Ham one, so funny!

mahoo said...

I'm already a follower, happily!

mahoo said...

I visited your web page, and like it very much!

mahoo said...

I like you on FB. Thanks for the chance to win.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What fun projects!! I'm already one of your happy followers :o)

Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Petit Design Co. said...

I love the second one with the chickadees, it turned out great!

Anonymous said...

I signed up to follow you.

senstrings at yahoo dot com

Judith said...

I love the eat more ham mini. Those turkeys are adorable. But I do love sunflowers! Just lovely...Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

DeAnna S. said...

I'm a follower. Great giveaway choice. That's a great magazine. Thanks for offering.

Carrie P. said...

your fall projects are really cute.

DeAnna S. said...

Your quilting site is great. I loved looking through your gallery. There are some wonderful looking quilts.

DeAnna S. said...

I "Liked" you on Facebook. You have lots of cute projects.

Judy B said...

Both of your Welcome quilts are beautiful! I love the turkey too! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net
I am a follower!

Bonnie58 said...

Great blocks. I am an existing follower. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Chris said...

Oh, that would be an awesome prize to win! Yup, I'm following every day.

Chris said...

Nice variety of patterns, quilts and smaller pieces. Your work is lovely :-)

Karen said...

I like your wall hangings. Very nice.
I'm a new follower.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Também amo essas cores do outono,seu talento é visível em seus trabalhos.Gostaria que desse tempo para um tutorial destes trabalhos a ideia foi ótima,parabéns.Obrigada por sorteio e chance de ter esta assinatura.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Ariane said...

I love your projects!! They are all beautiful!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!! I'm a follower!!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Seu site é lindo,tem uma colcha de pássaros que é um encanto.Obrigada.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
I have been following for a while now

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
You r projects are wonnnnderful. I love the flowers, love the turkeys WOW so good, and colorful.
Thank you for sharing your creativity and for the give away of a subscription. That is so great!!

Robin said...

Great applique pieces! I especially liked the little chickadees! I am a follower now and thanks for the chance to win!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I follow you! ANd your project are great.

Just Carol said...

The colors in your flowers are beautiful and I love that turkey. Thanks for sharing!

barbara woods said...

i follow your blog

barbara woods said...

i liked your page

barbara woods said...

i liked you on facebook thanks for the giveaway

Carin said...

I love those sunflowers !! Thanks for a change on that wonderful magazine.

Texas JennyWren said...

I AM A FOLLOWER OF YOUR BLOG. THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE WONDERFUL BLOG CANDY!!

Texas JennyWren said...

I LIKED JANES QUILTING PAGE. AWESOME QUILTS!!

SIMPLESEW said...

What cute projects! I am you follower so thanks for the chance to win

SIMPLESEW said...

When I checked out your site, I saw the cutest Dolphin quilt label. I also like the broad view of the site. Your a busy woman and have some really pretty work

SIMPLESEW said...

I was already a fb fan.. have fun leafing the pouch is adorable.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Oh Oh Oh, I love em all!! What a special gift of a year of new projects!!! Some one is going to be very happy!! Thanks for sharing. It's giving me ideas!!! :-)

evelyn said...

One pumpkin or two-love your colourful wall hangings. Checked out your store. I think you have your dream job.

sandyb said...

I love your projects!!

Great giveaway. I love that magazine. I am a follower.

Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Sheila said...

Great welcome sign, so colorful. Thanks for sharing.

maggie said...

I love your projects! The pumpkins are just so cute.
Good work
Happy fall
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

Julie said...

Wow...those are very welcoming indeed! Including fall flowers is very refreshing!

Gina said...

Absolutely love those sunflowers!! Thanks for participating in the blog tour & inspiring us today! I'm following!

Gina said...

I liked your Facebook page!

LJ said...

I visited your site and the part I loved as your moving quilt gallery. No clicking...just sit back and enjoy the show!!

LJ said...

I follow with Google Reader.

Cecilia said...

Lovely wall hanging. Thanks for a great giveaway. I'm a follower.

Cecilia said...

I liked your website. I.like your galley. :-)

ritainalaska said...

such pretty fall wallhangings; love the sunflower and pumpkins with the birds! thanx for sharing!

Sewgirl said...

Your wall hangings area just delightful. Nice work.

Sewgirl said...

I am a follower, and have "liked" your website on facebook. I like the way you can see all the quilts you have for sale. Do you have the prices listed somewhere I didn't notice?

Sewgirl said...

I also "liked" your webpage!

jules said...

Fun Welcome blocks, I am a new follower.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your super cute creations!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Too bad about your picture but it did not matter as all your projects are wonderful. My favorite is "Think Ham" too, too cute!

Judy said...

I am a follower now and I adore anything with sunflowers and yours are awesome!

Judy said...

I went to your website and your quilts are beautiful!

Judy said...

I liked you on Facebook! Quilters need to sew together

Teri said...

Love the sunflower block...I am a follower.....great blog....

Susan said...

What an amazing give away! My favourite thing to do at bedtime is to look at quilt magazines, but I have never had a subscription.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower. What a beautiful Welcome block.

hueisei said...

Went to your website and likes the quilts in the gallery.

hueisei said...

I'm a FB fan too :)

Thearica said...

"Think Ham" will be the talk of your Thanksgiving table this year! Love it!

Myself said...

I'm your follower :) What a great givaway!

Suze said...

I'm a new follower and love your projects. Your applique is amazing!

Suze said...

I liked you on facebook and left a msg.

Suze said...

I liked Jane's Quilting on Facebook too. I almost missed the Store. I didn't find any patterns. I read that you like designing and had expected to find patterns for sale. You sure make beautiful, beautiful quilts. My grandmother had PA Dutch roots and I see the influence in your quilting.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

HI!! Your blocks are wonderful!!! Love the flowers with pumpkins!!!! I am a follower!!!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Liked on FB too!!! Great idea for the give a way!!! Thanks

MugglePuggle said...

Love your Welcome Quilt! I am a follower :)

MugglePuggle said...

And I already liked your Facebook page :)

Katherine said...

Great projects, Jane! Your flowers and fall colours are amazing. Such beauties you made to decorate for the season. I'm still giggling over the "Think Ham" turkey. lol

Leah said...

Super projects. Very nicely done!!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...
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Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I am a happy follower and think the magazine is a wonderful giveaway!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I also "liked" your Facebook page!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

sorry, had to delete my one comment because I forgot to say I like your website, especially the scrolling photos. Very nice touch.
The message below is what I deleted from the original message:

Love the sunflower with the little chickadees...sew sweet!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

SpartanBabe said...

Love the "blocks" theya re all so creative! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!

Karen said...

I love your sunflowers and the humor in "Think Ham." Gorgeous work as always. I am a happy follower, so thanks for the chance to win!

Mrs.Pickles said...

very creative thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Wall hanging are so cute!

Abbigail said...

Im love your wallhanging! I would hate to have to choose between them! I also love McCall's magazine!hulseybg@gmail.com

Abbigail said...

I;m a follower!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I like you on FB.

Donna Joy said...

I am following you and your gift is wonderful, a whole year of quilting creativity. Thanks

the girlfriend gap said...

I enjoyed your fall creations....especially the second welcome. Thanks for sharing. Janita

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I follow by email. Keep those great posts headed my way.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I like you on FB....actually, I just like you anywhere!

becky said...

Thank you for such a generous give away it's awesome. You blocks are ver cutr I really like the top picture Thanks.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

Lyndsey said...

I love your cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

Oknana said...

Oh how fun to win this great prize.


















Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to win .



nicolesender said...

New gfc follower: nicolesender
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

Liked your web page, Jane's Quilting. I especially liked the Gallery section; so many beautiful quilts.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

Liked Jane's Quilting Facebook page: Nicole Sender.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pam said...

Hiya! I am a new follower. I love the sunflowers and chickadees. 'Chickadee' was a pet name for my youngest daughter, so I'm partial to them. Thank you for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Hiya! I like your website, the gallery was a lot of fun to look at. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Hiya! I liked your facebook page. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hug!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Vesuviusmama said...

You've got a new follower! I currently don't receive any quilt magazines, but I sure wish I did! I love the wall hangings, especially the second one!

MoeWest said...

Your projects are lovely! I love the beautiful sunflowers.