Initial Giveaway

I've been busy with paper piecing letters since April.  I've also been really touched by getting more readers and more comments lately.  I know that a lot of blogs give away patterns or fabric, but I'd like to make a little special something to give away.  I'd like to make an initial block just for you.

initial pincushion

So, if you'd like to enter, please leave one comment below.  Please comment with the letter that you'd like and your favorite color.  I'll pull one name and design a letter block and make you a pincushion (or a coaster for non sewists) and send it out to you.  I hope this will be a fun way to say thank you.

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edited to add:  I'm obviously not experienced in giveaways.  Please be sure that I can get in touch with you.  If you are set up as a no-reply blogger, then please include your email address.  Also, I'll pick a number and announce next week Friday.

42 comments:

Cassie said...

That is so cute! What a nice idea :) My initial is C...which would be a beast to make all curvy like, but not bad squared off I suppose.

p.s. I am working away making something cute out of the FW block you sent, so hopefully I'll have something soon!

Bellgirl said...

What a lovely idea- much more memorable than a sponsored giveaway! I would adore one of your pincushions- my initial is A, and my favorite colour is red.

(Just looking at Margene on your sidebar. Actually my sewing machine doesn't have a name- apart from Oh, bother!- we never really bonded. But I felt a rush of affection for her when she fell upside down out of my car and sustained absolutely no damage- she's a very, very basic machine- so I might have to give her a name now!)

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am reading Bellgirl's comment above and thinking about my sewing machine. I have had her for years and never named her. I always think it is so clever that people name their machines and then wonder about what I would name mine but then it stops there. She is a Singer Quantum so it would have to be something clever like Sally Q????? but that is as far as it goes. LOL Thanks for the offer on the pin cushion. As much as I like pin cushions I would rather have a coaster so that I can hang it on my "wall of fame". I would like a L in whatever color tickles your fancy. These are beautiful btw.

Karen P. said...

What a sweet giveaway Melinda!
I think paper pieced letters are so pretty & I'm too scared to try it!I'd love it if you'd want to make me a "K" in red, aqua, or orange! I love lots of colors!

Christin said...

Where did you learn to paper piece? I want to learn how to make letters and other paper pieced goodies. (If I get picked I would love a "C" and my favorite color is pink.)

piecemealquilts said...

What a cute idea! You know that I like pretty much ALL colors. If I win I'd love an S cushion. I'm with the others above - I've named my car (Mal) but not my sewing machines. How sad! Actually, I did come up with a name for the Necchi - for some reason I think of it as a "he", so it's Nico. I'm not sure about the Pfaff, though. Phoebe, maybe, or Philomena. Or Gertrude. Betty. Ooh, Betty! Nah... the machine just isn't speaking to me.

Kate said...

That's so sweet. I pick L if I am lucky enough to be chosen. My name is Kate, but I find the letter K is not handy to make and doesn't look all that great. So, L is much kinder to the eyes!

stephmabry said...

What a cute idea - and a great way to practice paper piecing! I would pick T for mine, and the color, hmm...blue, to use as a present for my best friend. :)

Maggie said...

Such a sweet and generous idea! If I were lucky enough to be chosen, I would go with the same letter in the pic: M. And my current favorite color, aqua.

Becca said...

Cute! Mine is B. ;)

SoSarahSews said...

Well, I'd love to see an S paper pieced! :)

Ella said...

Oooo.. I'd love a red E. This one is lovely!

Rebecca said...

Those pin cushions are so beautiful! What a generous and personal giveaway :) My last name initial is "T" and my favorite color is green - but I love orange and aqua as well!

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{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

That's so lovely Melinda!
My initial is L and I don't really have a favourite colour just as long as it's not orange or purple I'm good :-)
Thank you for the give away!

Vanesa said...

So cute! I think making something for one of your blog readers is a great idea for a giveaway! And your pin cushion looks adorable. If I'm lucky, my initial is V and fav color...hm, blue.

Sew Quine said...

What a lovely idea for a giveaway. My initial is N and I like most any colour but I'm especially liking red at the moment.

Kerry said...

Very sweet! My initial is k, fav colours red/turquoise/mustard/ maybe black- trust you if I was lucky!

Amy said...

Oh, how fun! My initial is A and I really don't have a favorite color...let's see, right now I am enjoying aqua, apple green, mustard, grey... you choose! It would be so adorable.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

What a great idea! My initial is L (not too hard!!) and my colour would be orange :)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a cool idea for a give away. If I am lucky enough to win I would love a K in pinks. Thanks!

Diane said...

Fun! I have absolutely loved seeing all your projects! A "D" in orange would be awesome! :) this is super nice of you! Congrats to whomever wins it! ;)

Anonymous said...

What an awesome giveaway!
I'm in love with anything rainbow but yellow is my fave colour for sure! and I love any colour paired with grey :)
hope you are well!

kelly O.
brockdiva at hotmail dot com

sewtakeahike said...

how fun, Melinda!! I have no shame and would love to enter! If I win though, could you make an "s" coaster for me?

patchworkpalace said...

Ooooo .... V in red because of my red hair!!!! What a great idea.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, what a great idea!! I'd love an 'H' pincushion! Colour? Teal? Aqua? To be honest anything that's blue or green or somewhere in between! Thank you!

gill said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I'd choose a G and leave the colour choice to you!!
Thanks!

tusen said...

Lovely idea! My initial is A and as for the colour, I'm discovering more and more colour combinations that appeal to me, so whatever you choose (apart from hot pink, maybe).

Charise said...

What a sweet pincushion. Tks for the wonderful give away!
My initial is C and my fave colors are yellow, red and turq.
Tks!

Carmen said...

What a sweet giveaway! Let's go with C in grey:) Thanks so much!

blue.crab said...

Love it. "E" in blue. I would be so happy.

Anna said...

That is so sweet of you! I'd like an A in pink if I happened to be the lucky one. :)

Tahruska said...

What a nice idea! Maybe a green (or blue) J or S would be nice, if you pick me.

Molly said...

So cute! I'm an M -that pincushion pictured is adorable :)

Mama Hoot said...

So amazing! Does it have to be for me or could it be for one of my kiddos? I think something that awesome would be nice as a framed addition to his/her room. Though we all have some curvy initials - C, G and well, yet to be announced. I love your color combos - something cool, blues, greens, yellows.

Sheetal said...

what a nice idea for a giveaway Melinda! I'd love to have a S pin cushion made by you...my current favourite colours are mustard/ sour lemon, grey and burgundy...

Kirsten N said...

So lovely - I would like a "K" pin cushion, and I love cool colours, especially green:)

Phoebe said...

hi! i'd like a P and love any colors except red & yellow. i'm keeping my fingers crossed. YAY!!

suz_claas said...

How fun!!! Blue with an 'S' would be lovely! I'm a bit intimidated to try piecing. Perhaps I just need to give it a whirl...

Kelsey said...

What a great giveaway- I'd love a K and green is my favorite color :)

Veronique said...

You are so generous! I love that M :)

Jen B said...

What a fun giveaway! I'd love a "J" but I'm having a really hard time figuring out a color to pick. I love blues and greens but I'm really drawn to yellow right now!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Melinda what a beautiful beautiful idea! I am giving away a pouch to show my readers' my appreciation for them on my site right now...and whoa the whole giveaway thing has blown me away. Thanks so much for thinking of us!! Greens are my fav, and you can go with B for Becca. Much blog lovin' to you chica!

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