Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blog Tour = Giveaway!!


My friend and fellow Dozen Quilter's bee member, Melissa Stramel from Lilac Lane has just released two very wonderful bag patterns.  If you haven't found Melissa's blog yet, here is a bit of information on her:

“In 2009 and 2010, Melissa designed patterns for the Moda Bake Shop and Riley Blake's Cutting Corners. Then in the spring of 2010, Melissa was inspired by her young daughters to try something new. She began designing fabrics to fill a void she saw in the industry. She wanted something beautiful and yet fun which could be enjoyed by women of all ages. Thus, her first line, HoneySweet was born, a culmination of childhood memories and her love of flower gardening. Another driving factor for this collection was a desire to make something unique, lovely and fun. Melissa's fabrics will be produced by Andover Fabrics and her patterns by QuiltWoman.com.”

Melissa was one of my first "blog" friends, and even though we have never met face to face, I'm sure we would get along like two peas in a pod.

A few months ago Melissa asked me to be a pattern tester for her Joy Bag...and to be honest, I had never made a bag before.  I admitted my short comings right up front, but Melissa assured me I could handle it...and, after 2 very silly questions on the pattern pieces, I did!  Here is the bag I made and immediately gave to my niece...I was going for a "Twilight" feel and I think this toile made an 11 year old very happy!


I’m giving away a copy of each pattern. Just leave a comment below. Or visit QuiltWoman.com to buy the patterns as either a traditional paper copy or an instant downloadable copy.


 
Doesn't this Bountiful bag look amazing!  Be gone generic blue Wal-Mart grocery bags, HELLO Bountiful!!


I will keep the giveaway open until Thursday May 12.  At which time I will let Random.org pick two winners.  Giveaway is open to anyone.

25 comments:

  1. I'd love a chance to win. Found you on Lilac Lane. The patterns are great!

    Nancy at mom2jebj@gmail.com

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  2. Me! Me! Me! Thanks so much for the chance to win, Jenny!!!

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  3. Oh, you know I love a giveaway! (and stop by my blog for SMS giveaway day!!)
    what? I don't have to be a follower, tweet this, or give up my first born to win?! wa-hoo! (just kidding!)

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  4. The bag you made looks adorable! I have never made a bag before either, this sounds like a great pattern for beginners and experts alike :-)
    Please count me in

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  5. I love Melissa's bag patterns! Plus, it's an added bonus that she's so sweet and generous to be giving all of these patterns away, too! I'm all set to buy the patterns, but would love to win, too.

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  6. I just love Melissa's patterns. The Joy Bag looks so cute. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  7. What great patterns!
    Count me in please!

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  9. The joy bag looks so cute! I linked up the giveaway at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/

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  10. I would love to win the Joy bag. I have never made a bag either but would love to try.

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  11. OMG!! I LOOOOve the pattern! I soooo wanna give one of these to my mommy! She'd love it!

    Alia
    http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com/

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  12. I would love to win one...Please pick me

    I enjoy visitiing your blog..

    hugs from south louisiana
    beebee

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  13. Great Patterns, please...please...please!

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  14. I've never sewed bag so one of these would be nice to try! Thanks for a give-away!

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  15. I'd love a new tote pattern for the summer. Always lots of stuff to carry! Very cute, thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. One can never have too many bags! Love the Joy Bag. Thanks for the chance!

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  17. So glad I follow, and got to see these bags! I love the Bountiful bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. This is a new find for me. I Love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Would LOVE to win! Thanks. Love these bags.

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  20. How in the world did I miss this! What a great purse pattern!

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  21. I'm glad I found your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. WOW - Love the "bountiful" bag pattern!

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  23. I hope I'm not too late! I dropped by yesterday when blogger was down and couldn't leave a comment. I love, love, love these bags! Melissa is so talented!

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