Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentines Day Giveaway!

I have been working on a mini quilt to give away to one lucky blog reader to celebrate one of my favorite days - Valentine's Day - a day to celebrate all the people you love! I didn't sign up to the "One World, One Heart" event this year...I got a ton of spam and junk mail following last my participation. So I decided to have my own giveaway for my blog readers this February!  I even trudged out to the back yard to take a photo of the quilt in the snow, but then I cropped the photo so much that you can't even see if it's taken on a snow pile or my design wall!
The blocks are 2" and I quilted on top of some red mini Ric Rac, which gives it a neat effect. Each block has a little red flower beaded to the centre. I bought these flowers from the Juicy Bead Ladies at a bead show last October. You can see a close up of the beads here. The flowers are held on with a tiny white seed bead in the centre. If you'd like to own this little "Kisses and a Hug" mini quilt, leave a comment on this post and I'll draw the winner on Sunday February 14th.
And what about some candy and chocolate!?!?  Since I wrote a post last week (read it here) about quirky things, here is another Canadian quirk....Smarties. In the U.S., Smarties are little candies sold in rolls...see a photo of them in Judy's post here. In Canada, Smarties are little bits of chocolate with a candy coating...you eat the red ones last :)  And the little candies sold in rolls are called "Rockets" here. So, I will send along some quirky Canadian candy with the Valentine's parcel!

46 comments:

call me crazy said...

What an adorable little quilt! Oh please toss my name in your hat! :-) I didn't realize that Smarties have different names~ now the choc variety sounds interesting. ;-)

debra said...

loverly ;-) You don't have to add my name.

Mary said...

I'd rather eat your "Smarties". Put my name in the hat. The quilt would look great in my room. My hubby's birthday is the day after V-day too, so he'd like to share the candy too.

Pat said...

This is adorable. I never would have guessed how tiny it is without the candies on it.

Teaquilts said...

I wonder if by your description if the Canadian smarties are the equivalent of US M&Ms candies without the peanuts, of course. Interesting and love the mini quilt you are donating to the drawing.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Melissa C said...

So cute and I am on a red and white kick at the moment. Please put my name in the hat. Love Canadian candy, the chocolates taste better.

julieQ said...

I love it!! I am so impressed...two inch blocks! Wow, I would be honored to win, please throw my name in the hat! The rick rack idea is wonderful.

SD Janet said...

I would love to win this lovely valentine quilt!! It is so pretty.

Karen E. said...

Another awesome mini hand crafted with lots of love by an awesome, multi talented person! I would love to be the owner of this piece of art. I can pass on the Smarties. I can purchase those ;) I can't even finish a mini from a class taught by this awesome person! Need another class! Any of those as blog candy?

Deb said...

I love your mini quilt and I'd love to win it. In New Zealand Smarties and chocolate covered with candy!

Anonymous said...

Read your blog everyday and always look forward to hearing from you. Can I have my name entered for your draw. The mini is so cute.

Dianne in the country

Anonymous said...

I just happened upon your blog- what an adorable little quilt- I would love to win it since I have no patience (or eyesight) to make a tiny one myself! :)- 2 inch blocks- oh my!!! I'm sure that we could tell you about the different quirks that are found in different parts of our country also. Robin rnoel57@gmail.com

kynomi said...

I don't like the US Smarties, but I love chocolate and I also love the awesome little quilt. I just recently came across your blog and bookmarked it for future reference.

Jean said...

That is so adorable. The weirdest thing for me when I went there to see my sister was what you call the restroom...is it washroom? now I'm not sure. I asked a sales clerk for directions to the restroom, and she just looked at me.

Kathie said...

Happy Valentines DAy!
this is just so cute! would love to have it to hang in our home for the holiday, actually it would hang all year round on my wall of little quilts!
thanks for such a wonderful giveaway
Kathie

sewnut said...

ooh, ooh, pick me! pick me!
I love your tiny treasures. The kisses and hugs quilt is so cute.

You can stop by my blog to check out my giveaway too!

Jeanette said...

I'd love to win this for my mom. She loves to decorate for Valentine's Day. I'm sure she would enjoy the Smartie's, too. :-)

Ruthie said...

What a darling quilt! I would love to try the Canadian Smarties.

Diane said...

That is an adorable teeny quilt-2" blocks! wow. Please add my name to your drawing. I used to give my kids a little roll of smarties on test days, said it would help them! not sure if it did but they liked the idea, of course!

cozy quilter said...

This is a great little quilt! Happy Valentine's day!

Karen said...

What a cute Hugs & Kisses quilt for Valentine's Day!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

yes, quite quirky :0) Never would have known "our" smarties are "your" rockets!
LOVE the idea of using ric-rac as an embellishment with quilting. Thanks for sharing this adorable lil' quilt as a giveaway for your readers :0)
Lookin' forward to Sunday's post :0)

Jackie said...

Two inch blocks? How very tiny! I'd love to be entered!

Bev C said...

Hello Kathy,what a wonderful quilt,even better that it has touched snow. None of my quilts have done that. Have an absolutly wonderful Valentines Day. Happy days.

joanne lendaro said...

LOVE the little quilt!! Thanks for the giveaway, please enter my name!

scrappy nanna said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too! You have SNOW!!!Say it isn't so...
You can't buy ketchup chips or I think it is coffee crisp chocolate bars either.Love the mini, it is adorable....
xoxo northern blog stalker

Trish said...

I also love Valentines Day. Planning on posting some of my Valetine quilts to my blog tomorrow,2/13. Would love to win your beautiful topper!

www.quiltalesandcattails.com

Jeanne said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Your little mini quilt is adorable. I'd love to hang it on my wall.

Kristin said...

totally adorable. I love the quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a lovely quilt! And the added goodies makes it a perfect Valentine's giveaway. Thanks for entering me.

Heather said...

Linda suggested I come over and visit. That quilt is adorable. Love the beading. Please enter me in your contest.

I am hosting a contest to win a pair of Red Canada Olympic Mittens.

dianne said...

i LOVE our (US) smarties ... and dum dums - the root beer ones are best ... sweet little quilt!

what is it with word verifications tonight?!? this one is "fibstent" - is that a shelter for little white lies?

Gina said...

I hope I'm not too late to sign up for this gorgeous little quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kathy said...

That little quilt is just too stinkin' cute! Hope it is not too late to enter the drawing.

Cornfield Quilter said...

What an adorable little quilt! I love little quilts and have made quite a few, love to have them decorate my end tables, kitchen table, top of the desk, whatever suits my fancy! I would love to win yours and display it too!
Happy Valentine's Day to all!!!

Pat said...

Wow! Your quilt is totally awesome! Please enter me in your give away :)

I had a Canadian friend when I told him I had *Smarties* he was all excited for the chocolate candy not the sugary *US* smarties! I thought of Ray when you explained the difference in the *Smarties*!

free indeed said...

Living on the border with canada, I am familiar with their version of smarties. Made me sick as a child I ate so many of them! Love the hugs and kisses quilt...

deserae said...

I would love to win! I love the quilt, It is so cute!

Julie in WA said...

I'm stunned...two inch blocks? I have never made anything that small! I'd love to see this one closeup. And I love smarties!

Dresden Quilter said...

The quilt is so cute. Thanks for the giveaway. As a Canadian, I love Smarties!

Zlaty said...

Happy Valentine's day!
I love your quilt. You put so much love into making it. Thank you for your generocity!

Linda said...

What a cute Hugs & Kisses quilt for Valentine's Day! I also love Valentine's Day and I love red and white. The buttons are adorable. Thanks for having such a sweet and Smartie giveaway! Hugs, Linda

Judy said...

What a cute little quilt! I love the ric rac and little flowers.

Erika said...

What a lovely little quilt. Love the ric rac too and red is my favorite color. :-)

GraceBeading said...

Am I too late? Look at me taking my sweet time getting around to blogs and missing out on some great stuff! I hear you about the spam, I had to turn on moderation of comments to be safe.

Hope you are well, this is a beautiful little quilt!