Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Few Words

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Although blog postings have been fewer this week, I have been working away on a special project...


 It has a couple of these.

 And some of these...

 plus one of these...

 Which add up to a whole turkey. You see, this is my 700th blog post. 

 So to celebrate all those words you have let me share with you, and those you have shared with me over the past nearly four years, I am having a Give Thanks giveaway.

This little quilt is 16" square and I had fun machine quilting loops all over.  I'm including the pattern so that you may make a Give Thanks turkey too.   There may be a few little surprises included as well.

There are no fancy rules or requirements for this giveaway, which is open to all.  To enter, a few words of your own are what I'm looking for.  Leave a comment answering this question:  What is your most ambitious quilting goal?  Mine is to make a bed-sized Lone Star Quilt.  I'd love to combine piecing and applique to make it extra special.

There will be a quick window for this giveaway.  Make sure I have a way to contact you.  Don't have a blog?  Just email me privately at VtaAnnieO (at) gmail (dot) com.  I'll choose a random entry on Wednesday, November 14th, at 8:00 pm, which happens to also be my birthday.

21 comments:

Pokey said...

700th post, and your birthday? Well, here's hoping it is the best of birthday celebrations! Your turkey is cute, and happy that he's not dinner ~
:-}pokey

Denise :) said...

Yay for birthdays and turkeys and ambitious quilting goals! I think my most ambitious goal is to someday create a quilt that's AQS Show worthy. I'm in absolutely no hurry, though! Your little turkey is very darling -- I played around with that very same brown weavish looking print in EQ tonight! Congrats on 700! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Blogiversary! A fabulous project for this double celebration!
My goal...to finish the Indian Orange Peel I started two years ago...I'm scared of it! LOL

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Happy 700! Your turkey is adorable! My goal is to one day conquer feather quilting. Right now they look like toes or toads. LOL Happy birthday early! Mine is coming up too. :-)

Janet O. said...

Wow, 700 posts--and a birthday to boot! Denise and I can both tell you that people with November birthdays, are not turkeys! But I love your little turkey and would love to give the pattern a try!
My most ambitious quilting goal right now is probably my double wedding ring quilt that is all cut out and about 1/4 assembled. My quilting goals are not lofty--I do what I enjoy and leave the awesome stuff to others! : )

Shay said...

Happy Birthday for Wednesday Annie!

My quilting goals ? To try and challenge myself with new projects and techniques. But my biggest goal is to teach myself to free motion quilt next year . Its time to suck it up and master that technique.

Kate said...

Congratulations on reaching 700 posts!

My most ambitious goal is to quilt one of my own projects. I always have someone else do the quilting.

Nana B said...

Happy 700th. As my grandd!ughter would say - that sure is a lot of words!

My challenge is to design my own quilt. I am a pattern girl and I would like to break free;^)

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Joyful Quilter said...

700? Wow! Congratulation on the milestone and have a Happy Birthday on Wednesday! FYI, your turkey looks good enough to eat ;o)

quiltmom said...

Congratulations on your 700th post. Here is wishing you a very Happy Birthday too.
My most ambitious project- probably ones that are on a list but not tackled yet. Some day I want to make the MoonGlow pattern by Jinny beyer.As well I have a number of Judy Niemeyer patterns that I would like to make-
Lone Star is a great pattern- you show go for it..
Your turkey is very cute too.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Patrica said...

700 blog posts! I bow before you lol. My biggest quilting goal has been to provide each member of my family with a quilt from me and I'm almost there, this Christmas will see the finish line with with 13 quilts in 2 years. Whew!

McIrish Annie said...

That's a lot of blogging!! congrats!

My most ambitious quilting goal is to do a full sized Judy Niemyer PP quilt. I've got a lap in progress but I want to do the big Kahuna!

Nanette Merrill said...

I would love to make this. Is this your pattern? It is really cute. I had made a turkey similar to this years back but nothing this cute. I want to make this one!!

Michele said...

How cute! Congrats on 700 posts and a Happy Birthday to you too :-) My most ambitious quilting goal is to really do some amazing quilting on a big quilt. I love the quilting, but lately it seems like more of an afterthought for me and I'd like to make it more of the focus of a project. But I've been thinking that for awhile, so that's why I'm qualifying it as ambitious.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

OH MY GOODNESS....this little turkey is just tooooo darn cute!! Your fabric choices are spot on!

I'm most impressed with your 700 post too!!! You certainly have a gift for gab....ha.....don't we all! Some of us are just better at it than others!!

Congrats and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Darlene B said...

Happy birthday, Annie! I would love to try a Judy Niemeyer quilt or a Karen K. Stone (Cinco De Mayo)quilt. I'd love to shop for all the beautiful fabrics I would need for these!
Congrats on your 700th post. I enjoy your "orts" - especially the traffic rants. Seems Chicago and California drivers are very similar :)

Barb said...

Your turkey is adorable.....

annie said...

Happy Birthday, happy 700! Wow!
Mine is simply trying to free motion quilt, where it doesn't look like a mis-mash. I still don't have the technique nice & neat, grrr..

Kathie said...

wow congrats on 700 posts
Happy Birthday and the turkey is just fun and adorable!
I would love to have hime displayed on our entry table.
my goal is to submit a quilt to a big show and win a ribbon someday....
funny I have never entered a quilt in a quilt show.
Kathie

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope your doing fun stuff today! Hugs!