Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SWEET TWEETS : A GIVE-AWAY

*******Giveaway is now closed

Chirp chirp!  Today it's my stop on the Sweet Tweets blog hop talking about Erin's darling book Sweet Tweets Simple Stitches, Whimsical Birds.  There are so many cute projects in the book all enhanced by 'sketching' with thread : something I have never done. Each of the projects is small and very do-able. Erin's little birds have long captured my heart, so it was pretty exciting to be able to stitch a little sample for her blog hop : )


Flipping through the book the one that really caught my eye was the 'three little birds' quilt because of the hexagons-no surprise there.  Love me some hexies : )

I got to work immediately because I had quite a few to prepare


I hand appliqued them down to the linen and then set about sketching the tree with thread.  I was pretty nervous about it, but once I got going, it was lots of fun.


Then came the birds.  Those little things are tiny !


In the end, I think it turned out pretty cute. I haven't got to the quilting yet (sorry Erin!)



Would you like to try your hand at one of the projects?  You can leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an e-copy, and Katja's Quilt Shop where I work, has offered a hard copy to one of you.
Two chances : )

Visit the other blogs who are participating for a chance to win,  and to see more projects from the book

   Sweet Tweets Blog Hop

Tuesday, Sept.8 - Erin (intro post) Why Not Sew?  
Wednesday, Sept.9 - Heidi Fabric Mutt
Thursday, Sept.10 - Debbie A Quilter's Table
Friday, Sept.11 - No Post
Saturday, Sept.12 - Jacque Brown Dog Prims
Monday, Sept.14 - Amy nanaCompany
Tuesday, Sept.15 - Svetlana s.o.t.a.k handmade
Wednesday, Sept.16 - Renee Sewn With Grace
Thursday, Sept.17 - Martingale Stitch This! The Martingale Blog
Friday, Sept.18 - Heather Vintage Grey Handmade
Saturday, Sept.19 - Clara and Jennie Clover & Violet
Monday, Sept.21 - Amanda Jean Crazy Mom Quilts
Tuesday, Sept.22 - Cindy Live a Colorful Life
Wednesday, Sept.23 - Carla Grace and Favour (you are here )
Thursday, Sept.24 - Mary Molly Flanders
Friday, Sept.25 - No Post
Saturday, Sept.26 - Erin, Big Giveaway Post!!! Why Not Sew?

110 comments:

MoeWest said...

That is the cutest little quilt! I love the little birds and the thread painted tree, oh and the hexies - all of it!

Susan McG said...

Love your mini quilt. These birds are so adorable - I'd like to try this type of applique. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The quilt is adorable! Love the little birds.

Jody M said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!! Your birds are adorable in their hexie tree and they inspire me to try my hand at one of these projects too. Hope I hope I hope I win!!!!

mond-sichel said...

Oh how lovely, it's very nice.
Greetings from Bavaria
mond-sichel

Mary Jane Link said...

Those little birds are little, wow! Your quilt is beautiful, I would love to try it.

Carol Swanson McCabe said...

You did a sweet job! Would love to work on some of those projects too!!
lutefiskalaska at msn dot com

Kay Nelson said...

Your quilt is so precious! Good job!
Bykayn@aol.com

Sharon - IN said...

What a fun surprise to see you on the Sweet Tweets blog hop! Those tiny hexes, what a perfect match for you! Your quilt is adorable!

Caroline said...

Does the winner of the book get a bird nest treat as well? Your version is lovely! Well done 👍

quiltmania said...

It's adorable Carla. Your new machine will quilt this up in no time!

quilt^nurse said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing.
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Rob said...

It would be great to win a copy of this book. I'm very partial to the little birds! Thanks.

principeta said...

So cute.Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

Terri Hauge said...

I love your wall art! Great choice in fabrics. I've never worked with linen before, looks wonderful. Thank you for participating in this giveaway.

Mara said...

So cute and I would pick the hexie one too! ;)

Danette Stankovich said...

Love your hexie quilt top. Would love to win a copy, thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

mary said...

That tree is fab. I can't believe the "leaves". I want to try it.

Sarah said...

I've only glanced at the book once but as soon as I saw you were making green hexies I was thinking tree!!! Your thread sketching (something I'm still scared of) looks fantastic!! And what could be better than birds nest cookies?!

Tracy said...

It's a very sweet tweet! Love the birds too!

Rene' said...

Your project is darling Carla!! You make it look so easy. I would love to win a copy of Erin's new book as I have also long admired her sweet birds and thread stitching. Thanks!

diane said...

Love those tiny hexies and birds!

Cindy said...

I absolutely love this book.......

Ann Hodge said...

Love the look of hand stitching on linen and those cute little hexies. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

So clever. I'd have done it the other way around -- the tree first and then the hexies. You talked about fear, but there must be a lot of confidence behind it to do it the way you did! Love the birdies.

Katherine said...

Absolutely darling, Carla! Can't get over how tiny those sweet birdies are and that this is your first time thread sketching (you did a wonderful job!).

Afquilt said...

I just love the idea of sketching with thread. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Linda said...

SO NEAT! THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! Thank you for a chance to win this great book! You have made fantastic hexy tree and I love those little birdies! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Vicki H said...

I love your tree and the little birdies are the cutest.

suzanprincess said...

I love your tiny hexies, and would love to make some tweeties myself. C'mon, book!

Karen said...

Aaaaaaaah. I sew need this book....I love everything in it. Your tree is fantastic!

Ellyn said...

that is the sweetest little quilt! thanks for the chances to win

Deb B. said...

The this quilt is adorable and I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity.
deborah.k.browning@gmail.com

Brenda said...

How sweet !

Id love to win.

bcastiel at excite dot com

Kathryn said...

I, too, love hexies and love the use of them in this project. thanks.

Karyn said...

Oh my gosh, very cute idea!

Paula said...

Oh my world! pure sweetness! I'm a huge fan of Erin's work too. Your mini is a sweet cutie! xx

barbara woods said...

so cute

Lisa Marie said...

Oh wow, that is so so cute! Very clever to make the hexies into a tree.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Don't enter me into the giveaway but this project is super cute. And the little chocolate nests with eggs was the perfect photo touch. :)

Dawn Hughes said...

Adorable Carla, such cute little birds along with your favourite hexagons...it doesn't get any better.

Needled Mom said...

That is sooooo cute! I love the hexie leaves, but that tree with the wee birds are adorable. What cute projects there are in that book.

Sarah said...

Wow, your tree is incredible! Thanks for the giveaway, and also thank you to Katya's Quilt Shop! sarah@forrussia.org

wendy said...

Great job, very cute! Love anything with hexies. Thanks for a chance!

Debbi said...

I love hexes and the tree is such a fun way to use them. Thanks for the great idea and the great giveaway.

pippirose said...

Oh, how absolutely adorable!! I love it!

Dawn said...

Very, very cute, thank you for sharing. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is about the cutest quilt I have ever seen! I would love a chance to win the book and try some of the adorable projects inside! Thanks!

rrjane011749 said...

Really cute!

Indianna said...

Erin has designed the cutest little birds. I love your hexie tree too.

Jackie said...

Beautiful mini quilt and cute birds
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Patchwork and Play said...

What a cute use for hexies! Well done Carla!

Christine said...

Every project I've seen from this book has cuteness wrapped up! Adding Hexies to the mix on your contribution took it over the top. Great work.
Christine from Ontario

Molly said...

What sweet little birdies!

Marianne said...

So cute! I love her birds too!

Anne D said...

The book looks gorgeous. I would love to make a mini from it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Your little quilt is adorable! Those mini hexes are amazing.....wow!

Trish Perry said...

My daughter-in-law would love for me to do this for her!

Trish Perry said...

My daughter-in-law would love for me to do this for her!

Subee said...

Your painted tree has inspired me to try my hand at this new to me technique. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the sweet tweets book.

Lisa E said...

Even with no quilting it turned out beautifully. The book looks great too!

the momma said...

I love your 3 little birdies! And your tree looks super! I'd love to win this book ~ thanks for the chance(s) :-)

Happy sewing ~ Tracy

OhioLori said...

LOVE your lil' Quilt!! The Hexie's for tree & the birds...Awesome job!!

Ilana Joffe said...

I love your project. It's adorable!

hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

Betty Spence said...

Oh so cute, count me in. Beautiful job Carla.

Diane Beavers said...

Yes I would love to try the pot holder.
Not sure I'm ready for applique yet, I do so adore your choice of linen in your project. Thank you for sharing.

Anne D. said...

Very cute little quilt! ajdepue@juno.com

Kim said...

Be still my beating heart!! Two of my favourite things....hexies and a li'l machine doodling!! Your mini quilt is filled with whimsy and cute, cute, cuteness, Carla. This book does sound like a lot of fun!

Amy Harward said...

This quilt looks adorable as does this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane Cannon said...

Totally cute!

Bethany said...

I'm all about hexie love! Sweet quilt. Thanks for chance to win.

Anita said...

What a beautiful mini quilt; simply stunning!

GranChris said...

Too sweet for words.

Claire Sutherland said...

This is so cute. I would love to try the projects in this book x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Suzanne said...

I'm so impressed with all those hexies. It's a wonderful quilt you have made.

sisylyn2 said...

Love the quilt and would like to learn how to make one.

DeborahGun said...

this is so adorable! I just love all the projects I have seen from this book!

Chiska said...

what a darling quilt! I love it!

fran18 said...

How very cute this is. Really like your tree. Will have to try making this exact one.
quigleyfran@sbcglobal.net

Gill said...

Fabulous! My favourite project from Erin's book so far!

Kellie Warren said...

This...is adorable. Would you believe i have never ever made any kind of hexi? Not once. In all the projects and quilts i have done. Strange isnt it?

Kellie Warren said...

This...is adorable. Would you believe i have never ever made any kind of hexi? Not once. In all the projects and quilts i have done. Strange isnt it?

Kellie Warren said...

This...is adorable. Would you believe i have never ever made any kind of hexi? Not once. In all the projects and quilts i have done. Strange isnt it?

Katy M said...

What a lovely project! I love hexies x

Jean said...

Very cute use of hexies, I started Katja's hexagon project from her blog, but now I really need to get her book too. If I win one here, maybe I could save on shipping costs????

Linda Smith said...

A tiny quilt with tinier birds. Adorable.

FlourishingPalms said...

What a sweet project! Your hexagons are adorable. It's nice to work on something small now and again, isn't it? Thanks for the chance to win.

tusen said...

The birds are really cute and I love your choice of fabric for the little quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.
And it looks like the book is full of charming projects.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Cute! Interesting that the sketching is done before quilting. I have always added it as part of the quilting. I guess it all depends on whether it is ok for it to show on the back.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I would like to make a cutie Birdie Mug Rug for my daughter.

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh this turned out so cute! And your little birds and the tree sketching look fabulous. Love those tiny hexagons. Great job, Carla!

Donna said...

This is adorable! I've never tried the free motion technique and it makes me a bit nervous, but I love the effect!
donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

Patty D from NC said...

Love your mini. Those hexies are tiny!

Johanna Lovering said...

What amazing tiny little hexes. I would love a chance to win this adorable book.

Leanne Parsons said...

That little quilt is adorable! I've never tried thread sketching, but this book makes it look doable. Thanks for the chance to win!

alisrina3 said...

I love the tree with the sweet little birds sitting on the branch. So much charm...I love it!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Love the hexie tree. Just too too CUTE! What more can I say?

Kathy said...

So cute and adorable! !! I would love to have a book!

Kathy said...

So cute and adorable! !! I would love to have a book!

Kathy said...

So cute and adorable! !! I would love to have a book!

Julie Cefalu said...

I've had my eye on this book. I love your project - perfect little hexagons too!

Tamie said...

I think this would be a great book. All of the projects I've seen are so cute.

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

Loving all the sweet little birds!

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Allison CB said...

Very cute!

A.M. Kiewied-Bonthuis said...



Erin, I like your book very much.
All the sweet birds, so nice and lovely.
I'll make them for my granddothers.

Sherry said...

Your project is so cute! I am going to have to make something using hexies soon. This looks like a book I will have to add to my shelf.

Lorraine B. said...

This looks like something even I could do!!
Gorgeous as always, Carla.

Elaine said...

Oh, those are the cutest birds ever, and that little quilt..... I may have to make one!

thank you for the opportunity to win,

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I feel like my sister would love every project in this book... but ESPECIALLY this one. I love what you created here!