Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Peek A Who Blog Hop!


A big thanks to Marian for bringing us another wonderful hop!

Here's who is on tap for today:


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I've created two projects for this hop. The first is a hexagon spider pillow, made with English Paper Pieced (EPP) hexagons. I put one black hexagon in the center, and then worked outward with various pumpkin-colored ones. After I got it to the size I wanted, I hand-quilted a spider web with embroidery floss. Then, I hand-embroidered spider legs with black floss. The back is a solid piece of fabric with the same spider web quilting. The pillow measures approximately 16" x 13", and the hexagons have 2" sides.

In retrospect, I think I should have made the pillow itself into hexagon shape. In any case, here's how it turned out:


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My second project is a stitchery I designed that I'm calling "Jack Make-Dos." In case you don't know, a "Make-Do" is a primitive-style pin cushion, usually sitting atop a spool or old spindle.

Here it is, stitched up on some muslin:


I didn't have time to turn the stitchery into anything yet, but I'm making the pattern available for you all to stitch yourself.


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Be sure to comment and enter the giveaways! I'll reply to all comments via email, unless you're a No Reply Blogger.

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And here's the complete list of participants for the hop:


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Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways (from Marian)
Please take the time to read.

Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.

There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.

You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.

Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.

I will start announcing winners on September 11, 2018, and finish announcing winners on October 10, 2018.

In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their 
winners.

You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.

With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.

You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.

If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.

In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...

Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.

No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.

All winners are chosen at random.

All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.

The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year
in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.

I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.

If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.
All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.

An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.

Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.

Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven't received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.


Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

64 comments:

  1. I like your spider web quilting on your pillow.

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  2. Elizabeth, I think your spider pillow is perfect in the rectangle, and it will sit better, too. I really like that design and quilting, and the spider is a great idea right in the middle. Thank you so much for the make-dos design, too. I didn't know about that term, and I'm always happy to learn something new. These are too cute!

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  3. Your hexie spider pillow is cute! I love it.

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  4. I love both of your projects! I never heard of the term "Make Do" so I learned a new sewing term :)

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  5. Learned something totally new from you today, thank you! And thank you for the great ideas!

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  6. Love your hexie pillow, Elizabeth! And I have never heard of a make-do, so I'm learning something new today as well! Thanks sew much for the cute pattern. I actually have an idea in mind!! You know - when I get one of those ever elusive - rountuits!! LOL

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  7. Cute hexie spider pillow and thank you for the Jacks Make do pattern.

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  8. Your hexi spider gave me giggles, he is so cute!

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  9. Love the spider pillow and thank you so much for the make-dos design. Just to cute, I'm going to color and send t my Granddaughter she received a very good report card.. magshandlin@verizon.net

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  10. Such fun projects. Thanks for the pattern, too.

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  11. thank you for sharing today. your pillow is so fun. i love it. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  12. I had no idea what a Make Do was, I had always heard 'Make do and mend' :) Thank you, those guys are so cute.

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  13. I think a hexagon pillow would be fun.

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  14. That's the cutest spider I've seen! I especially like the web quilting pattern.

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  15. Really cute projects, especially the pillow! Thanks for sharing. Happy Halloween!

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  16. That's a neat idea, and a spider that isn't so creepy!

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  17. Cute pillow! I do that all the time; wish I had done something differently. Thanks for the pattern.

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  18. How sweet are they? That little pillow is just adorable. What a fun EPP project. And Jack McDo's...I want to do them in fusible applique now. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us! Oh how I love this time of the year!

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  19. Cute Hexie spider, but your Embroidery piece is very cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Maybe I will play with them while I am learning to do the coloring for embroidery.

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  20. Great hexagon spider! How clever! I'm in love with the Jack Make-Do's. I love embroidery. What a cute idea to set a pumpkin pin cushion atop a spool. Thank you so much for the embroidery pattern.

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  21. Wonderful projects! I have learned something new today. "Make-Do's" is a new term for me although I have seen the pincushion topped spools before. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :-) Pat

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  22. Love the spider hexie. What a fabulous idea. Thanks for the Jack-make-dos pattern. I don't know how I want to attack it ... machine applique, black stitch embroidery, or color embroidery. All 3 !!!!!!

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  23. Great projects. I love the expressions on the pumpkin faces

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  24. What a cute pillow! I love the embroidery design too!

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  25. Oh goodness! My epp heart just grew-your spider is awesome!

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  26. Very very pretty embroidery ideas...tyty for ideas...

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  27. Really like the Pumpkins Thanks for the pattern
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

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  28. I never knew they were called "Make-Dos", but it totally makes sense! Yours are adorable! Your pillow is wonderful...do they even make hexie pillow forms or would you have been forced to just stuff the pillow? Square or hexie, it is just great!

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  29. cute designs for the make-dos. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  30. Thank you for the stitchery pattern. The pillow is a cute idea--those 8 legs on that geometric body!

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  31. The "Spookins" (Make-dos) are so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. The hexies are a great background for the hexie spider!

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  33. Your pieces are great! Thanks for sharing your pattern for the sweet pumpkins too!

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  34. Thanks for sharing your stitchery pattern--love their expressions!

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  35. I like your stitchery pattern, thank you!

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  36. Your hexie design is brilliant and the stitchery is so cute.

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  37. Wonderful projects! Your pumpkins are cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Those faces are fabulous. So wonderfully creative.

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  39. Love those hexies - how clever to turn one into a spider!

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  40. Thanks so much for the stitchery!

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  41. Love the stitchery pumpkins!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. Thank you for the pattern! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Thank you very much for the Jack Make-Dos Pattern you are sharing with us.
    Ronelle

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  44. Thank You so much for sharing you pattern for the Make-Dos

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  45. Cute projects and great info, I never knew what a Make do was :)

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  46. I've never heard the expression "Make-Do" so I learned something today. I love the stitchery of pumpkins! Your hexagon spider is creepy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Quite a different look - a modern twist kind of spider. Interesting. I see you lost your puppy - I lost mine this year and miss him terribly, funny how precious pets can become. Sorry for your loss.

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  48. Cute projects and thank you for the cute pattern.

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  49. Really like your hand stitched details. Thank you.

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  50. I really like your pillow. The hexagons, along with the spiders legs give a digital look. That's really neat!

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  51. Your spider pillow makes me think of a computer generated spider. He looks good. I love your embroidered pumpkins as well. Great projects.

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  52. Cute designs, never heard of a make-do, thanks for sharing.

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  54. Very cute thanks for sharing and the great giveaways
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  55. Love the hexie spider pillow...so modern and perfect for the season!

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