Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's my birthday! giveaway

Happy Happy b-day to me... Happy Happy b-day to me!

Free Pretty Pink & Purple Party Balloons Creative Commons
flickr image by D Sharon Pruitt
And a happy happy un-birthday to you! Unless of course you share my b-day with me, then happy b-day to you too.

It is one of those big b-days for me, but since I am a lady I don't have to tell anyone my age. :) However, I wanted to share my b-day happiness with you all so I am having a little b-day celebration!

Since I have been talking about the square in a square ruler and technique, and since I just got the newest version of the ruler; I thought I would give away the one of my 3 square in a square rulers and the technique book that goes with it. I mean who really need 3 of the same ruler. So I thought I would share.

Giveaway is Closed 
Here are some examples of what I have made with my square in square rulers:

Storm at Sea Doll Quilt in progress


praire claw-5.jpg


My mom made this quilt using her ruler:

Star quilt from my mom


I think it is a pretty easy ruler to use and you can really easily make squares inside squares, flying geese, half-square triangles and so forth by using squares and strips. Which make the whole process go a lot faster and the likelihood for accuracy is much greater. I really hate drawing those lines or connecting corner  to corner and then trimming and hoping you did it right. Plus I really prefer to chain piece and this method works great for that.  By the way no one is paying me to say good things about this method I just enjoy it.

If you win this giveaway you can pick which one you like best:

The larger ruler and the technique book that came with it

Square in a Square big ruler

or

The mini ruler and the technique book that came with it

Square in a Square Mini Ruler


Yes, Yes, I know, the rulers are a bit older versions, but if you ever wanted to try this method it is better than paying almost 30 dollars for the brand new one.

So how do you enter to win:

You have a chance for four entries:

1. Leave comment with if this is your birthday too or if you are celebrating your happy un-birthday today or any other comment you would like to make.
2. Follow if you would like to (I won't make you, but you will get a second entry for doing so, or because you are one of my current followers, just tell me and make sure you have pressed that cute follower button at some point)
3. Share the giveaway and tell me how you did (blog, twitter, facebook, email, tell you best quilty friend)
4. Tell me your favorite color or fabric designer (b-day sometimes include surprises you know)

Please make sure I have a way to contact you, either through your profile or tell me an email address, If I can't easily contact you I will have to pick again.

Since this a b-day giveaway the chance to participate will only be on my b-day - June 22. It will start at 12:01am PST and end at Midnight PST. I will pick a winner the next day using the Random.org - integer generator.

Giveaway is Closed 

82 comments:

  1. Well, I'm about fifty-one minutes too late to enter, but I'll wish you a happy birthday. I hope your new year is off to a great start!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  2. Love that Storm at Sea mini quilt! Don't enter me for the giveaway - I already have a Square in a Square ruler, but just wanted to say Happy birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, Dear Jenn!!!! Happy Birthday to you!!!!

    I guess It's my unbirthday...but I hope yours is great! Thanks for sharing on your special day!

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  4. I follow your blog. =) So lovely too!

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  5. I think I really enjoy a lot of different fabrics and designers...I've used Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Joel Dewberry, Moda brands, pretty much if they have something I like, I'm willing to try it! =)

    Have a great day!

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  6. I blogged about your giveaway!
    http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/visit-some-great-giveaways.html

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

    and happy un-birthday to me :D

    you are so sweet to share on your birthday, thank you

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  8. As for my fav color...I'm loving spring green, you know that yellowy green of new leaves in the spring, love it. And one of my fav designers is A. Henry's work. Thanks again and have a fabulous day :)

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  9. Happy Birthday!!!!
    Have a wonderful birthday to you and un-birthday to me :D
    Loves the ruler.. It's not old.. :D

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  10. I am following your lovely blog too..
    Newbie here :D

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  11. I loves pink, red and aqua color of fabrics..
    Lovely combination :D

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  12. Happy birthday! HOpe your day is great! Maybe you will win something! (My birthday was last month, so its an Unbirthday for me!)

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  13. Purples and greens are my fav color. My new fav line is Aviary 2. The purples are so beautiful!

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  14. Wanted to wish you an amazing birthday!!

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  15. I will be celebrating my un-b-day today taking care of a sick 4 year old grandson. But it is my boss'e b-day today

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  16. I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I love the color pink

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  17. Happy Birthday! I celebrated my birthday a few months ago, so today is a happy un-birthday to me.

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  18. I can't say I have any one favorite color. I like blues, pinks, whites, creams, soft yellows, greens, browns and touches of other colors too. It all depends on the mood I am going for.

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  19. I am a new follower to your blog.

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  20. I tweeted about your birthday giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/TaniaScott/status/83542122745180160

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  21. Well, it's an un-birthday for me. But I did have my 25th wedding anniversary yesterday. Happy Birthday to you! So nice that you're giving a gift.

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  22. My favorite color is pink and I love Amy Butler.

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  23. Right now I'm loving Kate Spain fabrics and anything in bright, clear colors.

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  24. Hi, my birthday was June 13! Happy Birthday!

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  25. It's my unbirthday... about 2 months until the real deal! I'm asking for a set of Anna Maria Horner loulouthi fat quarters for my birthday!

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  26. I am s blog follower, thanks!

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  27. Happy Birthday Jennifer! Mine is not until November but I'll celebrate with you today!

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  28. I like Kate Spain but I am always drawn to Michael Miller fabrics when I'm in a store!

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  29. My favorite fabric designer is Heather Ross!

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  30. Have a wonderful birthday Jenn!

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  31. Happy Birthday! Unfortunately, it is not my birthday... or my half birthday... or anything close to that. On the other hand, it is possible that June 22nd could end up being my twins' half-birthday. They are due in just a little over six months! Yipee!

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  32. Happy birthday to you, and a happy un-birthday to me! My b-day is in January. I hope you have a fantastic birthday! :)

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  33. I'm a follower of your lovely blog :)

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  34. My fave color is purple and I am loving fabric by Tula Pink right now!

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  35. I love anything in bright colors! Some of my favorite designers are Me and My Sisters, Lizzy House, and Kate Spain. Thanks!

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  36. Very cool! I've never seen these rules. I'd love to give one a try

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  37. Favorite designer...probably Anna Maria Horner.

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  38. Happy Birthday to you! Since my birthday is tomorrow June 23rd and I celebrate all week, sometimes all month, it's my birthday, too.

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  39. Lately, I'm loving real bright colors. Kate Spain's fabric have really caught my eye.

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  40. I am a new follower:)

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  41. Hey there!

    Happy Birthday and Happy unbirthday to me! You are such an amazing lady to be giving away something one your birthday.

    stitchingnine@hotmail.com

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  42. I pressed that follow button a long while ago. And ever since then I have loved taking a look at your blog every few days!

    stitchingnine@hotmail.com

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  43. Giveaway and blog have been shared to all of my lovely friends on facebook. Even though I am pretty sure more than half of them already check out your blog often.

    Also thank you for the tip about how to fix google accounts being silly.

    stitchingnine@hotmail.com

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  44. Oh dear this last one is a hard one! I would have to say I love and love some more any black or pink. I am not a picky person when it comes to designers they all seem to have something great to offer at some point or another.

    Hopefully you get something amazing today that you have been wishing for. That always makes birthdays the best.

    stitchingnine@hotmail.com

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  45. Happy b-day to you and happy unb-day to me! mine is in Oct! thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  46. I am a new follower!

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  47. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING SUCH A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  48. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  49. MY FAVORITE QUILT DESIGNER IS JOANA FIGUEROA OF FIG TREE DESIGNS. I LOVE HER APRICOTS+CREAMS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  50. GEE! I'D LOVE THE MINI-SET! I'M TELLING EVERYONE IN MY QUILT CIRCLE! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  51. I love the color purple and an obsession w/ halloween fabrics! I love AHenry fabrics. Have a wonderful day! I like your squares in a square.

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  52. I emailed my quilty friend (my daughter!) about your blog! thanks again!

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  53. I'm a big fan of Tula Pink.
    ellaredstar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. Happy birthday to you! I'm celebrating a very happy unbirthday today. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I blogged about your birthday giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/06/hurry-todays-jenniffiers-birthday.html.

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  56. I love blue! I also like red, pink, green, and solids. Birthday surprises are great!

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  57. Happy Birthday. Love the first sample quilt - looks like storm at sea. Thanks and have a great day!

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  58. Ok - I'm totally laughing, cuz today's my birthday too. Seriously! I'm 43 today and not shy to admit it! So happy B-Day to both of us!

    Cheryl
    pianomama22@gmail.com

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  59. And now I'm following too! How could I not follow somebody with as fabulous a birthdate as us!

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  60. And - my current fave designers are Sweetwater, Bonnie and Camille's Ruby, and Fig Tree anything! - don't make me choose:-)

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  61. Happy, happy birthday Jenn! Just want to mention, if this is a BIG birthday, you do get to celebrate all month long! It is, alas, my un-birthday. (Would you believe that when I was a kid I used to celebrate everyone's unbirthday in the summer with handmade gifts? Any excuse to make something!)

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  62. My favorite color is teal or aqua!

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  63. Happy Birthday to YOU! We just celebrated my grandnieces b'day! My favorite designers are a long list - Joel Dewberry, Tula Pink, AMH, AB, Kaffe, Kate Spain, sweetwater, fig tree - any of the popular folks - colors are in the aqua / blue /purple family

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  64. Happy Birthday to YOU! this is my comment entry -- srsly would like to win this ruler (and instructions) as looks to be extremely helpful for cutting pieces to make quilts - Thanks for sharing

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  65. Happy Day!! Love the ruler with instructions!! gougeonathome@charter.net

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  66. Well Happy Birthday!
    No it's not my birthday, thats is already over with for this year! Another one bites the dust and all that! Once I hit 50 I stoped counting my birthdays, just didn't seem worth the effort anymore. Enjoy your day!

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  67. I am a new follower!

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  68. For years my favorite color was blue and I thought that was something that would never change. Any shade of blue I have a huge stash of blue! Ya know what about a year ago that changed! How did that happen I have never really liked pink, but now all I seem to want is the bright bold pinks, you know the ones, not the pale pastel pinks but, the in your face pinks.The DH is so not into this change....wonder why...I thought the hot pink overnight bag looked great on the back of his black Harley...He made me repack!! Men!!

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  69. My favorite color is and has always been green.

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  70. I love the Un-Birthday song in Alice in Wonderland, but I do wish you a very Happy Birthday. Can a quilter have too many rulers? No. Thanks for the giveawy.

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  71. Happy birthday! I am celebrating an un-birthday day with you.

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  72. I clicked the magic button that says FOLLOW!!

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  73. My favorite designer seems to change daily, but today, I am loving Anna Maria Horner. I am very partial and have been for a few years now - to really rich purple-plum colors. Congrats again on your birthday, I hope your day was very special and you were surrounded by loved ones.
    Cheers,
    Carolyn

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  74. Happy birthday to you:)

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