Monday, May 6, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

It's a great time of year to be a craft blogger -- the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day has rolled around again!  It's more like a whole week of giveaways because it's so popular.  Welcome to those of you visiting and I hope you'll look around a bit.  I'm Kathy, I teach Latin at a Classical Christian School, I have 4 kids including a daughter with Down syndrome, and I knit and quilt obsessively whenever I get a chance.  I blog about all of these things and more, but probably mostly about quilting.  I especially love scrappy quilts with a lot of different fabrics.  I've been giving my stash and scraps a bit of Spring Cleaning lately and here's what I have to offer for a giveaway:
 
5 Vintage sheet fat quarters, and a stack of 2 1/2" squares for your scrappy quilting pleasure!  I keep cutting more scraps, so there are already more squares than pictured here and will probably be twice as many before I quit.  I will throw in an assortment of 2 1/2" strips and an older quilting magazine too, but they aren't selected yet... I still have more cutting to do.  The Spring Cleaning continues!

To win them, leave me a comment below and I will select a winner randomly after the giveaway closes Friday at 5:00 PST.  If you have a memory of Latin, I'd love to hear about it; otherwise you can share what kind of project you want to make next.  Please make sure you are not a no-reply blogger or else include your email in the text of your message, so I can contact you if you win!

Be sure to check out more giveaways at Sew Mama Sew!  And have fun!
 
 
Congratulations to commenter #75, Needle and Nest, who wrote: My next project will be a quilt for my son's bed. Thanks for the chance to win!
 
Contact me with your address so I can get your package off to you.

157 comments:

Jessnmary said...

I'm hoping to make a picnic blanket to enjoy this summer with my three girls. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Sara said...

I love vintage sheets for quilting! I'm currently working on a vintage sheet quilt!

CARU said...

In my university you read "Ex umbra in solem". I love it. Great giveaway.
carufigueatgmaildotcom

Tina said...

I took 2.5 years of latin in high school (graduated in '99) I wish I could find my old latin teacher- I'd love to re-learn the basics! The thing that stuck with me is catullus - odi et amo.

tinaotherworld (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kate Schmidt said...

Latin flashcards! The endless drilling! Loved it!

Bonnie said...

I love vintage fabrics!

Katie.Herzog said...

Was going to do Latin, then I realized it was a dead language and switched to Spanish!

Mruna Mistry said...

Cute kitty fabric and that too vintage...just cannot resist it! Thank you for the chance to win!

Alicia G said...

I'd like to make a picnic blanket/quilt for summer days at the beach with my little guy this summer

Kate said...

My first friend is expecting a baby so that's next on my list of things to make!

Ali said...

I never learned anything about Latin, although it was an option in our high school I opted for French.

I admit I was all "kitty!!!" when I saw your picture, your stash must be wonderfully adorable if this is any indication of it! Thank you for the giveaway :)

willcookforshoes.ca said...

Those fabrics are adorable!

tgallop at mts dot net

Skwishee said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway! :)

Chelsie C said...

I'd love the little squares to make an adorable hexie pillow or blanket :)

Laura said...

I took Latin in high school and had 4 teachers in 3 years. The first teacher had a deep southern accent, so we didn't learn the correct pronunciation until the second year!

Margaret said...

I have never studied a foreign language. Both my kids did Spanish and French. I am hoping to make summer pajama bottoms for my little buddy yet this week.

kim leavens said...

LOVE vintage sheets and I would love to win this bundle to be able to finish off my scrappy vintage sheet quilt I'm working on....and the little squares would be perfect for the hexies I'm accumulating!!! Thank you for this giveaway.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I'm working on Retro Rubies next! It'll be epic!
dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

Zegi said...

I've been thinking about doing something with hexagons. Very cute fabrics. Thank you for the giveaway chance!

kt said...

I am working on a t-shirt memory quilt for my aunt--can't start thinking about another project until I get that one done, but I'm sure it'll be scrappy. Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather said...

At one point I tried to teach myself and daughter Latin but we didn't get very far. :(

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the vintage sheets. I'm saving sheets to make a quilt. No Latin here.

KD-Quilts said...

I really want to make some patchwork cushions for my chairs. Hopefully I get to them soon!

vicki said...

I love sewing for my little grand daughters and those fabrics would look so cute!
vhogsett@comcast.net

Michelle Frame said...

I would like to start making a new dress for my daughter

Born4Travel said...

My Latin is very rusty. Ok. I really don't know any. I am currently working on a large Hexie quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

ljeanne said...

I have a memory of Latin. I took 4 years of it in high school. I graduated in 1963, so much of it is lost. I do use Latin to help with new words and meanings. My teacher was Mrs. Umlah. She had 5 shirtwaist dresses that she rotated throughout the weeks.

Thank you for the giveaway. I am swapping 2 1/2 inch squares through The Curious Quilter. I'd love to win yours

ljeanne said...

I have a memory of Latin. I took 4 years of it in high school. I graduated in 1963, so much of it is lost. I do use Latin to help with new words and meanings. My teacher was Mrs. Umlah. She had 5 shirtwaist dresses that she rotated throughout the weeks.

Thank you for the giveaway. I am swapping 2 1/2 inch squares through The Curious Quilter. I'd love to win yours

Nancy said...

I went to school when Latin was the mandatory foreign language for the college prep kids. It was so, so hard and I barely passed with a D. So many parts of Latin went past my understanding but I did learn about the roots of English words and how to begin to understand the meanings of some unknown words because of knowing the meaning of the Latin roots. After 2 years of Latin I took 2 years of Spanish, taught by the same teacher. I'm sure she had no hope for my language skills but the Latin had been a good basis for Spanish and I won some state competitions in Spanish those last 2 years.

Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

Emily C said...

My next project is a baby quilt for my SIL who is due in June.

Heather B said...

I love vintage sheets! I've recently got into the hunt for them. I have to finish two upcycle dresses for my friends daughter, but the next thing I want to work on is my daughters quilt for her big girl bed. I have Michael Miller Happy Tones and the sorbet unicorns from Michael Miller. I just need to find the perfect pattern! Thanks for the great giveaway!!
mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda said...

My only memory of Latin is when I was a child Sunday Mass was in Latin. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carla said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm working on a green and low volume quilt so I'm collecting fabric for that.

Laura said...

I am way behind on my 6 month old's baby quilt. Alone time is rare these days!

Sallie said...

I love vintage fabrics - Thanks for the giveaway!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I would love to add those vintage sheets to my small collection. I did not take Latin in school.
I am working on UFOs this year.

Kelly G said...

oooohh I love vintage sheets! I have a smallish collection here that have been earmarked to make a bed runner and matching pillowcases, I just need a few more to get first.

Chris S said...

I have several quilts on the agenda and haven't decided which is next because it will likely change until I start cutting :)

hueisei said...

I'm working on Postage Stamp quilt. Those cute 21/2 squares so perfect for my quilt.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Margaret said...

I am working on a barn quilt. Need more time to finish up some other quilts.

Margaret said...

I am working on a barn quilt. Need more time to finish up some other quilts.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Make use of (the) wool... :-)
Probably I'd say "carpe togam" because it's fabric I use most. I love Latin :-)
Thanks for the chance!

Nortiness said...

cute! I'd love to make patchwork baskets for my daughter for her hairties and brush etc!

Dana Gaffney said...

No memory of latin, it wasn't even offered at my school. I'm making baby quilts. Thanks.

Renee Castro said...

Im working on a quilt for my mom for mothers day :) thanks for the giveaway .

JLVerde said...

I have some many "next" projects I stopped adding to the list. Right now I'm focusing on the current quilt (my first). It's a scrappy postage stamp quilt (using 2.5 inchers) so your giveaway is right up my alley!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Latin was never an option at my school... but my DH and often talk to each other using the German names & phrases we learned in school 4 hours apart before we ever met. We HAD to have used the same books!~

Shannon said...

Did not take Latin, but now I wish I had. I'm working on some summer tops right now -- I need some new things to wear! Thank you for offering this! Have a great day!

SReed151@gmail.com

Thrifty Finn said...

Nom est nomini, or something like that. Thanks for the chance!

Abby said...

I'm making a quilt for my mum.

greycatquilts.com said...

I'm a quilter, so I'm really hoping to just finish some projects!

I'm currently working on a couple of string tops, a scrappy top, and I'd really like to quilt my Farmer's Wife Sampler top soon.

Thanks for the chance to win! greycatquilts (at) yahoo (dot) com

jmniffer said...

I would like to make a tumbler picnic quilt for this summer. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

HELLO! WANTING TO MAKE A BABY QUILT FOR CHARITY NEXT! THANKS FOR YOUR GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Alyssa said...

Vintage sheets are the best!

Cheryl said...

I am going to start a Farmer's Wife. Nothing like dreaming big!
Thanks for the chance to win. The fabrics look wonderful!

Mar said...

Carpe diem!
And thanks for this opportunity!

sntbosch said...

I'm working on a quilt for my living room.
sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

Romanorum exercitum in magno proelium cum hostibus pugnavit.
Sorry, all the Latin I studied sounded like that. I really liked it 'cause it was so mathematical, but I studied it at school really long ago and I forgot it all!
Thanks for the chance.

Julia said...

I'm working on a birthday quilt for my sister :)

KT said...

No latin here. I am currently working on a sesame street quilt for my nephew

atabanana29 said...

No Latin over here! My plans is to make an I spy quilt soon. Hopefully! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

Just Quilt It said...

I'm planning on making an appliqued sweatshirt jacket. No Latin here.

Anita said...

I don't know any Latin. I am currently sewing Father's Day quilts for my Dad and husband plus I have two BOMs in the works. Thank you for the chance to enter.

Mary Ann said...

No latin here but I taught math before I became a SAHM. So I am use to being looked at like I am not speaking English! :) Next up, some kids clothes for summer.

Little Ella Lu said...

I'm currently working on a cathedral quilt and a shirt for me.

Mel @ Heart and Homemade said...

I love vintage fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to make a heat pack with rice and flaxseed for Mother's Day next :-)

SIMPLESEW said...

I am thinking about using sheets on an all Linen quilt I am making for a baby, I think it would make it so comfy....

Sarah said...

I want to make a vintage sheets quilt!

sandyandcosmo said...

Latin was not even offered in my school so I have no memories to share!

Stephanie said...

Oh super cute!!!

Mara Cockman said...

So beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Evie H said...

Great giveaway! I just got into scrappy quilts, so these would fit my "scrap" stash perfectly! Latin? Ha!

annette said...

i love vintage fabric! i get a lot of mine from estate sales and thrift stores

Amber Murray said...

I dont have a memory of latin. I am working on a lap quilt for my sister.

red_murray2@yahoo.com

Mimi said...

No Latin for me to share, but I do love vintage fabric!! Thanks!

needle and nest said...

My next project will be a quilt for my son's bed. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lindsay said...

I am currently hoping to make a skirt this summer with hand printed fabric.

miscellaneouscraftiness said...

I'm looking forward to drapy tops and wrap skirts for this spring!

Needled Mom said...

My first Latin book (used) had written on the inside of it, "Latin is a dead language, dead as it can be. First it killed the Romans and now it's killing me." LOL

Heidi said...

I adore vintage fabrics! Yours look so lovely :)

My next project is an apron and potholders for a gift exchange!

colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

Mystica said...

Your fabric looks very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Nikita said...

so pretty! I would love to do the scrappy trip along

Gina said...

vintage fabrics are my favorite! I currently have 3 dresses for my daughter's in the works and a HST quilt i would need to finish. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

very nice giveaway!
My only memory is 'o-s-t--mus-tis-unt' and I don't even think that's right or remember what it's for ;)

CarrieM said...

Just a linguistics course I took in college! Thanks!

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I took Latin in highschool sooo many years ago and the only words I remember are Te Amo which means I Love You.

Debora K said...

I loved taking Latin in High School. I did two years, and wanted to take a third, but there weren't enough students interested to have that class. I'm sad that I've forgotten so much of it.

walklet said...

I always say my biggest educational regret is not taking Latin! <><

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Gill said...

I didn't get to study Latin at school - it was only offered to those in the top set for French, which was the only other language offered!

Sandra said...

Don't know any Latin.

Next project I am hoping to play with Quilts from my Crayon Box.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Ellen said...

Such beautiful vintage fabrics. They would make a lovely spring-themed quilt. I love making scrappy quilts, especially ones with star patterns. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

rutigt said...

I want to sew a modern quilt with a lot of white fabrics in it!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Next project is the binding on my king size quilt! Carpe Diem - seize the day is all I know in Latin so I will eventually seize the day and sew 400 inches of binding on!!

CLS said...

The only latin I am familiar with, other than when at Mass, is Carpe Diem!

Angelia Lanouette said...

I love vintage fabric but I don't have any. This bundle looks amazing! I would like to make a Carpenters Star quilt. Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathy H said...

I had a wonderful Latin teacher in high school. We had so much fun in class and would try and speak to each other in Latin. It just seemed so logical to me.

barbara woods said...

Would love to win. Thanks

bessaroni said...

My daughter took Latin last year in 5th grade. She loved it and wished she could continue with it. We moved so she had to give it up. Not a whole lot of schools have an option for Latin. She thought is was so fun.
Thanks for the great giveaway.

Tanya said...

I'm working on a baby quilt for someone from church. Thanks for chance to win.

Georgia said...

I remember my mom making me take Latin in Jr. High... I don't remember any of it! :)
peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

craftykat said...

I did one term or Latin at Uni and I can't remember any of it!

Sarah Macdonald said...

I can sing 'Oh where, Oh where has my little dog gone' in Latin. You know, for emergencies.

Sasha said...

I did latin gcse and i remember vividly stories of Quintus and his sister Flavia. I also had an amazing latin master who used to read us Winnie the Pooh in Latin, complete with different voices.
I have to admit I've bought the Gruffalo in Latin so that i can share it with my children when they are older.

JoyceLM said...

Great giveaway. The Latin I know is carpe diem. I'm working on blocks for my Sisters Mystery Quilt. Thanks.

phebinator said...

I took one semester of latin in college and the main thing I remember is "Hic, hike, hoc- huyus, huyus, huyus." I am trying to spell it as it sounds so sorry for the spelling errors.

Shayla Sharp said...

I've decided to update my wardrobe, but I really might take a break to make a picnic blanket.

Tammy said...

I really would like to make a dresden plate quilt and a Patriotic quilt also. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Michelle said...

I will be making summer clothes for my 3 younger children.

Don't know any latin, so can't help you out there!

detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

Katie said...

I love vintage sheets!

JustPam said...

Next on my list is a baby quilt for my grandson due in August.

Vicki H said...

I am starting a tablerunner for my daughter. I LOVE scraps. Thanks for the chance.

Mandinga said...

How cute! I want to make a bag for my sister - using vintage sheets!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I remember Catholic masses in Latin, except I didn't know that was the language being spoken until I was much, much older. The first time I heard a Latin mass, I thought I had gone into another world.

Jill R. said...

I'm going to be working on a quilt for our couch next.

chibidani said...

I wish I had been able to take Latin... the only Latin I know comes from a bit of dictionary reading, and songs from an anime called NOIR.

My next project is going to be a shirt made from a pattern from Colette.

佩仪pueyyee said...

I m planning to complete a baby quilt. thanks.

elflyn said...

I am going to be working on a quilt for my little boy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jaimie said...

I really want to attempt my first quilt - never made one, and want to try it out.

Jodi said...

The extent of my Latin knowledge is Carpe diem which I confess I only know because of the Robin William's film Dead Poets Society. It is not common in Australia to study Latin as part of schooling.

giddy99 said...

The only Latin I hear is the scientific name of plants and trees (my hubs is a landscaper)! :)

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance!

the mrs said...

I have a small stack of yellow vintage sheets that these will work very well with.

Brittney said...

I never learned Latin, but I have studied French and Portuguese, so sometimes I can recognize the roots!

Marci Girl said...

I have two bag patterns I want to make and write up, hopefully this summer!

Lia*s Handmades said...

I want to join more BOM's and QAL's, currently have my own secret swap running, too :)

Katarina said...

My next project should be a little blanket for my baby :) Thanks for a chance to win.

Bethany said...

I love using vintage sheets...excited! I am making a vintage patterned shirt for my daughter. Thanks!

mvink said...

Id love to make my first quilt! Thank you for the opportunity!

Alyce Rodriguez said...

Oh, boy, this is the giveaway for me. I took Latin for all 4 years of high school. My Latin 4 class consisted of only me! Unfortunately, I have forgotten much of what I learned, but I remember the Latin "insults", like Tacete caudex, caprimulgus & rurus. I also committed to memory the Latin dialogue from Braveheart, "Homo endomitus est et sepidicet mendacio. Ego nunquam pronunciare mendacio, sed ego sum homo endomitus." Vini, Vidi, Vici. Alia iacta est. Oh, I could go on and on. Thanks for the giveaway! wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

Karrie Smith said...

I'm starting a baby quilt

Judy H said...

I am currently collecting vintage sheets and table cloths for aprons and quilts.

Amy said...

I have never taken Latin. These fabrics would make a lovely apron or picnic blanket. Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Kathy LeBlanc said...

I am making a very sweet throw out of the Noteworthy line. It will be for myself for a change.

Melissa said...

Very sweet. Thank you for doing a giveaway.

Karen O said...

Fun giveaway! I am hoping to start my own quilt next.

Consuelo said...

Love the vintage! Thanks for the chance to win!

quilary said...

All I remember is "amo, amas, amat" and I'm not even sure that is right! My brothers went to a school where they had to learn Latin and that's what I remember hearing them rattling off!
Thanks for the chance :)

Susan said...

I was JUST thinking about Latin this morning, I kid you not. I took 3 years of Latin in highschool, belonged to the Latin club (sigh) and I still use my knowledge to figure out words I don't know the meaning of right away. Oddly enough, random congegations go through my mind also...maybe I shouldn't have admitted that :) thank you!

jane p said...

I'm making lots and lots of bags.

Leo said...

Ohh Latin yeah what a wonderful way to torture children ... sorry I guess the expereince isn't far enough in the past that I have forgotten all the studying and turned it into an idealistic "no better place then highschool" experience ...

Hazel Catkins said...

Such pretty sheets! My next project is going to be a collection of tiny quilt piece magnets to send to friends!

Christine said...

I'm starting my first quilt this weekend, so excited!

Michelle said...

I am working on a graduation quilt and starting a graduation quilt for next year's graduation.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Oh I love the little kitty!!!!!!! <3333

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

I am getting ready to work on a quilt for my mom! She's waiting impatiently for it!

Kylie Carlson said...

I have never studied Latin but picked up bits of it along the way since I studied history. One day I was using a Catholic missal as a resource for a paper and I had gotten through a page and a half of the service before I stumbled over a word. At that point I realized that I was in the Latin section and wondered how I hadn't noticed I was reading Latin instead of English. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Erika said...

I'm currently smocking coordinating sunsuits for my daughter and niece.

CraftyHourMom said...

I never took Latin, but I did do an etymology course, which had a fair bit of Latin in it. Quite interesting! I read in MacLean's magazine this week that Latin is the new up and coming hot thing. Celebrities and J.K. Rowling use it, looks good on resumes - there's even social media in Latin now!

Thanks for the chance! I still have my two giveaways happening: www.craftyhour.com

Carmen Nuland said...

How embarrassing - I took 2 years of Latin in high school. Do you think I can remember any of it?! I do think it helped my spelling and vocabulary though.

Rachel said...

I actually took Latin for four years in high school. I learned tons the first year, then got a different teacher and didn't learn as much :(. It has been helpful in life in general, though.

Mike Pearson said...

I took 2 years of Latin in high school. I must have been nuts.. the most I can remember is agricola, agricolae, agricola, agricolarum, agricola... I used to be able to say "my dog ate my homework" but I forgot... something canis... lol.

tlcala4me said...

I like the way you roll, Kathy - are we related? My best memories of HS were Latin. Learning carols in Latin and singing them in the school halls. A young card of a classmate who first told me [from the seat behind me in class] that my eyes were like limpid pools of toilet water... which of course is what any brown-eyed girl wants to hear, but he was being silly not rude. We had a lot of fun in that class, and I learned more about Enlish in there than I ever did in English class. I went on to take two more semesters of Latin in college, for fun. It wasn't nearly as much fun though - everybody was too serious. And it's not easy to find classic authors who specialized in wit and humor.

Allison said...

I really want to finish the binding on a quilt and finally throw it in the wash but I'm so lazy today...

Deb said...

I don't have a Christmas quilt - and I'd like to make one for this next year.

needle and nest said...

Eek! I'm so excited to be the winner! I just replied to your email... Please let me know if for some reason you don't receive it. :)