Monday, July 4, 2016

Maggie's First Dance Block 2 and giveaway

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED NOW!! THANKS!!

I hope y'all are ready!

Block 2 is released today . . . it will be in your inbox soon!



I wish the blue showed up in the photos like it shows up in person . . . it's much more saturated than it appears. Really a nice pop of color next to the red!

I'm so happy with my Thermoweb Heat n Bond Lite -- it really made the applique center of the block so easy! I hope you will take a few moments to click on this link, and look at their great products to make our quilting easier! 



Here is a close up of the block center:



Just look at my lovely corners! Jacquelynne's instructions make that easy!



For the applique, I used my machine to buttonhole stitch around the larger flower pieces, and the stems.



On the teensy, weensy pieces, I used a straight stitch!



Be sure to check out the other bloggers who are participating in the Block of the Month quilt along:

http://greydogwoodstudio.com/

https://farmhousequiltsblog.wordpress.com/

http://thecraftyquilter.com/

http://www.evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com/

http://gogokim.blogspot.com/

http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/  (You are here!)

https://thequiltingnook/wordpress.com 



One last shot of my Block #2! Now, I know that you are wishing that I would get to the important part -- the giveaway!

We have two giveaways this month! First, the Thermoweb folks are sponsoring this fabulous package for a winner at each of the participating blogs. Kinda makes you want to hop around to all the blogs, and increase your chances of winning, right? (Grin)


Such a generous giveaway! Due to the fact that some of the products are aerosols, this giveaway package can only ship to addresses in the continental United States. You know, the part that you can go to if you were walking. (Grin) If you have to get on a boat or plane to get there, it just can't be shipped there. 

Never fear!
Our international (and Alaska and Hawaii) friends, can participate in the second giveaway! Four lucky peeps will win a copy of this cool digital pattern for 4 sizes of the beautiful Starlight block and a table runner, too! 

So, everyone can just click here to go to Michele's place, The Quilting Gallery, and check out the details there!




We will leave this giveaway open till June 11, and then we'll announce our winner!

I thought about asking you where you were from, since this prize can only ship within the continental US. But that was dull. 
Your mission, should you choose to accept it (haha, I know you will!), is to tell me how many miles you travel to get to your usual grocery store. That's more fun! And that is entry number one!

Want another entry? We love our followers, and we will give you another chance if you tell us in a separate comment -- but it is NOT mandatory!

Want a third chance to win? Share a photo on one of these places: You don't have to be a blogger, see? You can link to a Flickr page or Instagram or Pinterest! 

You can link to a Flickr page or Instagram or Pinterest! Tell me you did that in a separate comment, and you can have another entry in the drawing!

So many chances to win! Three chances here, and more at all the other blogger's places!

Just in case your settings are on no-reply, leave your address for me....like this: person(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Let's get hopping! And then let's get sewing -- on Block 2 of Maggie's First Dance!

Love,





113 comments:

  1. I drive about 5 miles to the nearest store to get groceries.

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  2. According to Google maps, it is 4.1 miles to my grocery store. (I would have guessed 5 miles.)

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  3. It's about 1 1/5 miles (maybe 2) to my grocery store and Target! I do have a lovely fruit/ veggie market I go to that's a bit further. Your block is lovely by the way!

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  4. Your block is lovely! And so are the stitching details. I live in a rural area, so I drive about 24 miles to the grocery store (and 25 to the fabric store!). But I can get milk and a few other things at a gas station about a mile away.

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  5. I follow you and Padsworth via Bloglovin. Thanks for all that you share!

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  6. What a pretty block! I'm sure that blue is as deep as the ocean blue in person...too bad our cameras don't always capture the color we want. Great stitching on the applique too! My grocery store is so close, I could walk. It's about 1.5 miles away and probably explains why I'm there about every other day!

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  7. I am a new follower of yours on Bloglovin'!

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  8. I drive about 5 miles to the next little town for groceries and take out food. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  9. I follow you on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  10. don't know the mileage, but it takes me 15 to 20 minutes to get to the grocery store.
    sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  11. My local grocery store is about 7 miles away.

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  12. Your block is so sweet!

    I travel about 17 miles to the grocery store. I try not to go very often. Ha, ha!

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  13. My usual grocery store is about 7 miles. I pass by closer ones but don't care for them.

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  14. I have been happily following with GFC.

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  15. I have a grocery store about 2 miles away.

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  16. I am a regular follower via Blogger. Shahann at yahoo dot com. Thanks for the extra chance to win. Happy 4th! I LOVE Heat n Bond!

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  17. I have two usual grocery stores. One is three miles away. The other is 12.5 miles away and I go to that one on Wednesdays when I take our son to speech therapy.

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  18. I go to a grocery store that is about 5 miles away

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  19. I follow on bloglovin, and I really love your fabric for this block.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I only have to go about 2 1/2 miles to get to a grocery store. Lucky me. I love your blocks.

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  21. My usual grocery store is only 3 miles away but not my favorite. Unfortunately, my favorite is about miles away. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  22. I drive about 8 miles to get to my grocery store.

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  23. HI,local Grocer is only a mile; we won't starve here! Thanks for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  24. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  25. Less than 5 miles to get to either one of two stores. But about 15 miles to the quilt store!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  26. I travel about 2 miles or less to go grocery shopping.

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  27. My local Safeway is walking distance, about a quarter mile away!

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  28. Closest grocery store is about 11 minutes away.

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  29. I travel about 15-20 miles to the grocery store.

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  30. My grocery store is about 20 miles from my house but it is only 2 blocks from my church so I always stop by after church.

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  31. When it comes to grocery stores I have more than one that is close, SO my favorite is 3 miles away.

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  32. Entry No. 2 The closet grocery store is 1 1/2 miles away but it's prices are HIGH ! Time to SEW !!

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  33. My nearest grocery store is just under 2 miles from my house. I have several near me so I go to the one that has the best sales for the week and don't really have a favorite except Costco which is only 3.8 miles away.

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  34. your block is so cute!
    3 chances to win...wow! Thanks!
    I travel about 3 miles or so to the grocery store.

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  35. I also follow you on bloglovin.

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  36. There are several nearby stores. They are from 2 to 4 miles. I go to the one that has the best selection for what I am fixing.

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  37. I think I will experiment with a button hole stitch around my flowers. It looks great.

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  38. Travel 2 miles to the grocery store.

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  39. Just 3 miles to the nearest grocery store.

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  40. I have to travel about 6 miles to the nearest grocery store.

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  41. 10 miles - not so bad at all! I am also a Bloglovin' fan!

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  42. Closest store is 12 miles. I live in the country.

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  43. I don't have to travel far to get to my grocery store less then a mile

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  44. I live in rural Montana. It's 11 miles to town to the nearest grocery

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  45. I travel less than 3 miles to the grocery store. Unless it's a Costco trip, then it's about 10 miles.

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  46. I'm headed to my local grocery store later today. I think it's about 2 or 3 miles. There is one closer, but it's small and I like the bigger one better.

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  47. My local butcher is about 5 miles away and my local fresh produce is about 7 miles away. I only go to the grocery store or warehouse stores about once a month, they are about 10 miles away.

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  48. 3 Miles by car to Publix, 2 miles to Wal-mart.

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  49. About 9 miles to the large grocery store. Thank you for the opportunity. kelly32@citlink.net

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  50. I follow your blog via bloglovin. kelly32@citlink.net

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  51. I drive about 1/2 a mile to the grocery store--both actually depending on which way we go.

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  52. It's about 22 miles one way!! During Summer months, our Farmers Market is open, only about 14 miles, with a quilt shop across the street!

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  53. My grocery store is about 1 mile away - we're very lucky to be very centrally located for all shopping! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  54. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW YOU ADD YOUR NAME ONTO THE PHOTOS ON YOUR BLOG??!

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  55. We live in a small town and the grocery store is 2 blocks away.

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  56. My wonderful grocery store is only two blocks away and I walk to it unless I am buying too much to carry!

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  57. My grocery store is about ten minutes from my home.

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  58. I live about 5 miles from the commissary (Air Force Base grocery store).

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  59. Hi. Where I used to live, the grocery was about 10 miles away. I moved, and there's one less than 2 miles. There's one less than 1 mile, but the prices are better at the other one, lol. Thanks for a fun question.

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  60. I travel about 3 miles to my favorite grocery store but I shop the sales at all the groceries.

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  61. My usual grocery store is approximately 11 miles from where I stay.

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  62. I am a Follower! Have a wonderful Day!

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  63. There are grocery stores closer to home, but I travel about 7 miles to grocery shop.

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  64. Our grocery store is just 2 miles from the front door! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. We shop at our local WalMart which is about 1.5 miles from our house.

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  66. I follow you via email and on bloglovin'

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  67. I have a picture of Block #1 on Jacquelynne's linky page and also on the Sew Quilty Friends FB page

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  68. My grocery store is about 5 minutes away! We moved here last year and where we moved from the grocery store was over 15 miles away! This is wonderful. 😊

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  69. The closest grocery is just a mile away.

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  70. The grocery store I go to is 2 miles away and my favorite quilt stores is 22 miles away, guess which ride is more fun???!!! ;-)

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  71. i follow you on bloglovin
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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  72. the grocery stores I shop at are only 1 mile away.
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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  73. I travel 0.4 miles to my grocery store

    Shull.jessica10@gmail.com

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  74. I travel 0.4 miles to my grocery store

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  75. My nearest grocery store is 15 miles away, so I make sure and keep a list of what I need.

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  76. My nearest grocery in about 3 miles away and no matter how well I plan, it seems I am there daily!
    Mlpao@yahoo.com

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  77. It's great being centrally located within a couple miles of several grocery stores, including a Sam's and a Costco. However, to save on gas, I prefer going to one I drive by on the way home from work.

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  78. The closest grocery store to us is a small mom and pop store that only one mile away, but we only buy meat and deli products here as they still have a service meat counter here. Our usual grocery store is a Kroger which is only 2.5 miles. I consider myself lucky to have these stores so close to home. dhardenburg (at) prodigy (dot) net.

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  79. My nearest grocery store is about a block away. It's not the one we get most of our groceries from but it's great having one that close.

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  80. My nearest grocery store is 4 miles away but located in the historical town of Jacksonville. Since they are quite expensive, I drive 20 miles to the larger stores for the main shopping and stock up. Lena Hussey July 7 at 914 pm

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  81. I have a grocery store about 4 miles away, but we occasionally drive to Whole Foods which is 15 miles away, and to Aldi, which is about a 40 minute drive each way.

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  82. I usually do most of my grocery shopping about 3 miles away but have have a couple of stores even 1 mile or less away.
    Kaitismommy@gmail.com

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  83. The store I do most of my grocery shopping is about 3 miles from my house.

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  84. Thanks for the chance to win. Thermobond makes some great products! I'm only about 2 miles from our grocery.

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  85. I traveled about 3 miles to my grocery store.

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  86. I travel 10 miles to get to the grocery store. I wish they had not closed the big store we had in our little town.

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  87. The nearest grocery store (Walmart) is 1 1/2 miles away. The store we go to most is about 2 miles away as is the Sam's Club we frequent.

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  88. I tweeted the pinterest page! https://twitter.com/juditupp/status/751461530001027072

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  89. I would guess that the grocery store that I frequent the most is about 4 miles away.

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  90. The closest grocery store is about 2 miles away and it is a cool place to visit on a day as hot as this one. LOL

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  91. My closest grocery store is 1/2 mile away

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  92. I follow Jacqueline Steve's board and am delighted by it. I haveven made so many lovely quilt blocks.

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  93. I follow Jacqueline Steve's board and am delighted by it. I haveven made so many lovely quilt blocks.

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  94. My closest grocery store is 1/2 mile away

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  95. It is 8 miles to our local store, but for really big shopping it is 49 miles south, an hour away. Our store meets simple needs but lacks on some things. So we go south about once every other month or when ever we have a doctor appointment. The joys of living in a very rural area.

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  96. I drive about 7 miles to the nearest grocery store.

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