Monday, May 23, 2011

Giveaway Day - Yay!

I've been worried. For the first little while after having Grace I not only had no time to quilt, but I have to admit I really didn't have the desire to quilt. I was getting a little nervous that maybe my quilting days were over.... that I was no longer obsessed with it. But I needn't have worried! When a little pile of Umbrella Prints fabrics arrived on my doorstep, an idea for a fun, quick baby quilt popped into my head, and I just had to get it out there. So I strapped Grace in the Hug-a-Bub and whipped this up in a few hours.


I absolutely adore these fabrics by Australian designers, Amy and Carly. It's their first collection of quilting weight fabric, and I'm in love with all of them, but particularly that shade of blue! They drape beautifully and feel wonderful. I love them against a sea of white. Hopefully they'll be available soon (I'm waiting on some for the back).


I've taken lots of step by step photos so I can write up the pattern (eventually!)


I'm giving away 10" each of these three (yet to be released) prints...


as well as two of my quilt patterns (I'll also send you the pattern for the above design as well when its done).


So, how to enter - here's the fun part... I used to have a calendar of "Extreme Ironing". It was hilarious. There were people ironing on mountains, cars, tightropes etc. So that got me thinking about "Extreme Quilting"! Here's some pics of me attempting extrem(ish) quilting (hubby said "wow, you're extreme" when saw these).

Oh yeah, I'm so cool - not!

I've finally found a place to quilt where the kids can't get me!
But ofcourse that doesn't last for long
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment for an idea for extreme quilting (it can be really extreme - like on Mt Everest - or not quite so - like while applying makeup)! Giveaway closes 25th May, and I'll post internationally.

Enjoy the rest of the giveaways going on for Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day. Good luck! Giveaway closed - thanks!

By the way, if you like Flea Market Fancy you wont want to miss this.

573 comments:

  1. I love your fabrics! So cool! The new quilt is really nice. I like the look of all the white but I worry about a white baby quilt? I make a quilt every year with my Kindergarten class. Now that is extreme quilting!

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  2. How about quilting while a puppy sits in your lap(It has happened!):) maybe not too extreme, but it can be DIFFICULT to do-he,he!

    Love the skateboard pic too BTW!!

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  3. Love the quilt top, it's gorgeous! And those fabrics are beautiful too! For me, extreme quilting would be actually sitting in my sewing room and quilt a whole quilt all in one go, which has never happened before =P Sad, I know... thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  4. Thanks so much for participating in giveaway day. I love the prize. My most extreme quilting takes place on a mountaintop- well it isn't the top of the mountain- but on a mountain, in my cabin and it's my favorite place.

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  5. How about sitting on the floor machine and all and quilting! Haha! I bet that would be quite an acrobatic feat!

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  6. How about continuing quilting, whilst the house is a mess, the kids are fighting and your Mother-In- Law is coming. Would that count as extreme quilting??

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  7. Love your new fabric and quilt top, so fresh!
    Extreme quilting funny....while I'm walking around grocery shopping (which I do a lot of) with one of my 8 children pushing the trolley!

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  8. Fun giveaway comment idea!
    How about quilting while surfing? Be sure and keep that fabric dry now!

    Lovely quilt top, and thanks for sharing the darling fabrics!

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  9. Quilting whilst doing somersaults on the trampoline! Why you would ever attempt this I'm not sure but it's got to be safer than planking!!

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  10. Since I'm from Hawaii, I immediately thought of quilting on a surfboard! Not quite sure how you'd keep it dry-maybe a better chance on an Outrigger Canoe!

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  11. Glad you haven't lost your passion for quilting (what else would we bore the rest of the family with talking about non-stop)! I love that quilt top. How about quilting while hanging upside down from monkey bars, hmmm I might just try that one out ;)

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  12. If there was only a way to quilt while in a car. I swoon at the idea that I could turn all those hours into quilting!

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  13. If there was only a way to quilt while in a car. I swoon at the idea that I could turn all those hours into quilting!

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  14. some extreme quilting I would really like to try - at my desk at work! so many days I dream of my sewing room while working on the job!

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  15. You're so right about those fabrics looking fabulous against white! Yay you for getting back into the quilting :) How about quilting in the bath for something extreme? You could get away from the kids by locking them out, but might need some way to keep it all dry!!

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  16. You could try quilting on a banana boat but I think it would be impossible !

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  17. In a ballroom with people all around dancing and having fun, and I'm there hand-quilting...

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  18. The first thing that popped into my head was someone sky diving while quilting!

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  19. Love those fabrics!
    Okay, inspired by my daughter on the weekend- while trying to ride a pig...or at least sit on the back of a pig!

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  20. Quilting while flying coach on an international flight.

    As a female who has played lacrosse and rugby union with men, I can safely say that I will never try quilting on an international flight in coach again. It was too extreme for me :)

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  21. Love the pictures Kate, super cute cherubs! They are growing up so fast. I would say for the extreme quilting - on a ride on lawn mower, so 1 you can mow the lawns and 2 the kids could chase you and that would keep them busy. Multitasking!! Naomi x

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  22. Those elephants--so cute! How about quilting on the airplane? Or in line for airport security?

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  23. I would love to be able to quilt while watching TV. I feel like I'm missing out on so much TV while I'm at the sewing machine. Quilting in the car would be another by probably not when you're driving. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

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  24. For me, really extreme quilting is doing it outdoors in summer at my terrace with summer shining, not raining and not too cold...waiting for it and waiting for summer here in Finland! Thank you for your lovely blog!!

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  25. Gorgeous fabrics! The closest I get to extreme quilting is quilting while a baby is crawling all over me and trying to climb up my leg. Ha ha.

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  26. I've been trying to figure out how to quilt and sew while driving...hmmm. That would be pretty extreme, but way too dangerous...unless Mr. R was driving, then I could manage!

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  27. How about quilting on horseback!? But for real I've done quilting with a kid with the flu on a cot next to me - now that's extreme!

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  28. I liked the idea you had when you got the little sewing machine... and could sew in bed.. Im sure that would make me heaps more productive! xx

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  29. Right now extreme quilting for me is continueing to quilt while I am also trying to keep my house looking perfect becasue we are trying to sell it. For me this has been pretty extreme!

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  30. Thanks for the chance!
    How about quilting in a Rocket in space? :D

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  31. How about quilting while on a trail ride on horseback?

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  32. I'm always tempted to sew while driving and stopped in traffic, but common sense always takes over.

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  33. Hmmm, I think every day of quilting with two dog around is extreme quilting I could imaging those of you who do it with kids around. Here's an interesting one quilting on a motorcycle.

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  34. ohhh...I really like 'Sea Views'..!
    Extreme quilting - how about while hanging up-side down from monkey bars. Yikes. On the merry go round or teeter totter would be tricky as well!
    ('totter'...is that right? it doesn't seem right...!lol)

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  35. What a fabulous pattern and the fabrics are beautiful! Extreme quilting: while nursing!

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  36. How about quilting while diving? You could use the Great Barrier Reef as inspiration!

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  37. Hmmm extreme quilting, how about while driving...oops a little too dangerous hey. But please pick me anyway!!!!!!!

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  38. Quilting in the bathroom! the only private place for the kids and husband
    beautiful fabrics!!!

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  39. with your eyes closed!
    i do it ...every night.
    thank yoU!!!
    xxoxox

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  40. Wow, what a great idea!! hehe .. I was thinking about dangling from a clift, after rock climbing. There I'll be, enjoying the view, swingin' in the breeze, stiching away. BUT. Let's face it. I don't really know how to quilt. So, I'll need a team. We can all jump out of a plane together, forming a circle, and quilt together. A literal quilting circle. In the air.

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  41. Haha extreme quilting, I love that idea. How about quilting while sky diving. You have a good amount of hang time right? Just dont drop your needle ;).

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  42. Extreme quilting for me would be while I'm sitting in a board meeting - I'd rather be quilting than taking minutes!!!
    At time I daydream of what I could be doing with my machine and fabric, then realise I am meant to be writing down what the directors are saying :(
    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric and patterns.

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  43. While waterskiing ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Love your quilt! So cute! Thanks for the give away! Extreme quilting, well lets say what about quilting going up to the Matterhorn in this little train?

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  45. Great design, I love the colors! My "extreme quilting" would have to involve changing diapers since it seems that inevitably has to be done any time I get a chance to sit down and sew!

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  46. I don't know if this is extreme quilting or just extremely odd quilting, but sometimes when I'm soaking in the tub I wish I had some hexies to stitch. Okay, so it's odd. Thanks for the giveaway!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  47. I don't know if this is extreme quilting or just extremely odd quilting, but sometimes when I'm soaking in the tub I wish I had some hexies to stitch. Okay, so it's odd. Thanks for the giveaway!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  48. Since i plan a lot of quilts while driving, I wonder how it would work to actually sew while driving...couldn't be more dangerous than texting or reading emails, do ya think?

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  49. I don't know if this is extreme quilting or just extremely odd quilting, but sometimes when I'm soaking in the tub I wish I had some hexies to stitch. Okay, so it's odd. Thanks for the giveaway!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  50. I don't know if this is extreme quilting or just extremely odd quilting, but sometimes when I'm soaking in the tub I wish I had some hexies to stitch. Okay, so it's odd. Thanks for the giveaway!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  51. I don't know if this is extreme quilting or just extremely odd quilting, but sometimes when I'm soaking in the tub I wish I had some hexies to stitch. Okay, so it's odd. Thanks for the giveaway!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  52. Oh, I love the fabrics and your patterns are great, too.
    Extreme quilting - while sledging down a slope? (hm, this actually could even be doable, if the slope wasn't too steep ;))
    Thanks for sharing the hilarious photos, so lovely to see and your little ones.

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  53. I am already doing extreme quilting - trying to sew with a cat on my lap:)

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  54. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  55. LOL! Those pictures crack. me. UP!! And I have been CRUSHING on umbrella fabrics and all the great things people have been making for their scrap contest on Flickr!! Would love some, and your use of them in this quilt top is awesome as usual!

    My extreme quilting idea...could probably finish hand quilting an entire quilt while running a marathon, right?

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  56. How funny are those piccies, love the one with the quilter in the tree.

    My extreme quilting would be whilst at Dream World on the Pirate Ship swinging back and forth......

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  57. I mowed the lawn today, so how about extreme quilting while riding the tractor? I don't imagine my rows would be straight--either on the quilt or the lawn--but it would be fun!

    Beautiful quilt. I love it.

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  58. I do so love Umbrella prints! Extreme quilting, probably while pushing the pram!

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  59. I think hand sewing with a toddler in your lap is pretty extreme....but lets make it fun and go for quilting while unicycling with a clown suit on!

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  60. Ohh a tough idea to fill.
    What about quilting while cooking a red spaghetti sauce!! How is that for a challenge.

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  61. quilting while scuva diving!!!!!:-P

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  62. HaHaHaHa Kate. You look great as a sk8ter chick.
    If I were a quilter I would quilt while making love...

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  63. Thank you so much for the chance to win - am loving that new quilt top - will definitely have to give that a go when it's a pattern! How about quilting on white whilst eating chocolate - I have done it and it is extreme! Not something I will try again I hasten to add lol

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  64. A few months ago I had lots to finish quickly and lots of stop start driving to do for work so while (safely!) stopped at the traffic lights it was hand sewing time

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  65. How fun is that!!!! :)
    What about extreme quilting on a horse? But I will not try that! Sometimes riding my pony is extreme without even quilting on her ;)
    Bye
    Susanne

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  66. Great giveaway! Extreme quilting.... Well, I think quilting during the night feeds would be pretty challenging ;-)

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  67. I got one! How about while parachuting!!! (I was going to suggest scuba-diving, but the fabric would get too wet!). Go on, give it a go!

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  68. nudie run in Antartica whilst being chased by a pack of wild dogs whilst quilting?

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  69. This is a fab giveaway of really gorgeous fabrics & patterns. As a newbie quilter each new quilting challenge feels like my version of 'extreme' quilting but the idea of it (in general) & your photos made me giggle. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. How about quilting in a row boat - could be interesting. especially if it 's rough....

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  71. Quilting while you have the flu.

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  72. Extreme quilting... while sleeping! Hahahahah. Sleep quilting?

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  73. That line of fabrics is lovely. The elephants are outstanding!

    A month ago when the M1 motorway just outside of London was closed by a fire this guy did his ironing in the fast lane:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2011/apr/18/extreme-ironing-m1-motorway-closure

    Maybe something similar for your Extreme Quilting..? But do make sure the road is really really closed!

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  74. Balancing on top of a ladder.
    At a wedding.
    Whilst handing hubby the spanner (while he fixes the car).
    Standing in line at the DMV.
    Riding backseat on a tandem bike.

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  75. Extreme Quilting while hula hooping! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  76. Since my husband's a racing fan, I'll say quilting while driving in an oval at 180 m.p.h would be extreme!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. What a great giveaway...I have 4 young children...including twins...so all quilting in this house is extreme quilting!

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  78. Oh those pictures are funny!
    Um - eggstreme quilting, whisking up a pavlova. Yum!
    Allie

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  79. Quilting while surfing the waves...be hard to keep it dry

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  80. Ok, confession time: sometimes I quilt when sitting in traffic (like interstates at a standstill or waiting for my turn to get out of the church parking lot). What's more dangerous, quilting and driving or texting and driving ;-)

    I've been hang gliding and LOOOVED it. I bet you could tandem glide with one person to steer and one person to quilt! Just don't drop your thimble!

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  81. Cooking dinner while quilting?? I'd e so nervous some food would get on the fabric! How fun! Glad to see you're back!

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  82. haha, extreme quilting! Love it. For some reason those sled dog teams are popping into my head. I can just see someone in one of those sleds trying to quilt!

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  83. My husband and son are going on a canoe trip down the Keele River in Northwest Territories Canada this summer. I may give them some fabric , needle and thread and they can quilt as they negociate (sp?) a set of rapids. They 'll feel obliged to do it as I can't go on the trip too:( It's my son's summer job and we can only afford for one of us to go on the trip.

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  84. How about extreme quilting while extreme ironing?

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  85. I've never made a quilt!
    I know, NEVER!
    (yet...)
    So extreme quilting to me would be sitting down in a quiet room on my own and getting on with it :-)

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  86. Great pics..I think I had that book! Love the new design...fresh & fun. Extreme quilting...hmmm...I used to machine inside the playpen so the toddlers couldn't get me...and I have walked through a carpark whilst unpicking applique...true life & extreme?

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  87. Extreme quilting while in labour - true story!!
    Here's hoping win this excellent giveaway!! Love your stuff...

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  88. I'm into really heavy music (natural pairing with my crafting hobbies, right? :| I know it's weird, hehe). I love quilting with my headphones on, but imagine trying to quilt in the middle of a crowded concert? Impossible, impractical, but pretty extreme!

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  89. Love your design and the fabric is gorgeous. My idea of extreme quilting would be quilting while sleeping! I seem to come up with ideas while asleep, so surely actually quilting couldn't be that hard then, could it? Jacinta

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  90. Extreme quilting Kate. The most extreme has to be whilst sleeping. If we could work that out, imagine, just IMAGINE how much we could get done. Awesome!
    Love the new pattern, and that fabric is fabulous.
    Pam

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  91. love the quilt and the fabric is lush too!
    extreme quilting - quilting whilst drunk?

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  92. Me doing any hand quilting would be an "extreme" around here:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. Extreme quilting--what a funny concept, and love your own extreme quilting photos! Hmm, how about quilting whilst on a rollercoaster?! The only extreme quilting I've done is with my cat and my 2 year old trying to sit on top of me. ;)

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  94. I love the bright colors of the quilt! And how about quilting while camping out around a fire?

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  95. How about while riding on a bus?

    316ramirez@gmail.com
    Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I win! :)

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  96. Quilting while riding a horse in the mountains through a field of flowers...oh, I would love that! So romantic!

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  97. Ooh quilting while ziplining!!

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  98. I once heard about mom who breastfed while driving a car, and Britney did texting, drinking coffee, and handling an infant behind the wheels, and we always put on a lipstick during red lights sooo... it's not recommended but it's extreme right? Why not quilt and drive?

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  99. I love those elephants -- how about quilting while on an elephant? Or perhaps on a carousel as a substitute!

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  100. fun fabric. how about quilting while floating in the pool?

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  101. Ummm... while parachuting? I dunno. lol.mamaisaac09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. how about tight rope extreme quilting... the quilt can be draped over the pole!

    what a fun idea. thanks for such a great giveaway and a chance!

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  103. cooking and quilting would be extremely tricky- how not to get sauce, oil, etc on the quilt or yourself and quilt at the same time! Not sure that's a great idea :)

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  104. Extreme Quilting - How about while playing softball, don't let your fabric fall in the dirt!

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

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  105. i have two that are going to probably be a reality for me in the very near future - quilting on a plane on my way to japan, and quilting cross-country from california to florida. :)

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  106. I've not read any other ideas, so I'm sorry if this is a dupe.

    How bout while ice skating in the Olympic Dance Competition. At least you'd have a partner to help hold the fabric.

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  107. LOL! That is too cute, you on that skateboard!
    I think it would be awesome if I could quilt and be cleaning the house at the same time. I know, not terribly extreme but you have to admit..it would be productive!
    Thank you!

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  108. i love those elephants! for extreme quilting, how bout holding it parachute style while on a surfboard? i'm thinking that would be pretty extreme. and probably not very safe.

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  109. I love you as a skater. Extreme winter quilting sports would have to include tobogganing down a snowy slope.

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  110. Okay - how about quilting while hanging off the back of a recycling truck? You see, I work in Solid Waste, and that would be totally extreme! Thanks.

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  111. Love the fabrics and thanks for the giveaway! I quilt with 5 dogs in the room-that is extreme!

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  112. Hahaha love the tree one. I may juts have to try that. How about quilting while car surfing? LOL

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  113. haha fun! how about while playing in an orchestra - you'd have to hurry and finish your stitches before your next note!

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  114. I think quilting with two kidlets and an infant qualifies for extreme quilting! Thanks so much for the giveaway! Love your patterns!

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  115. Quilting while skiing! (Very slowly, I imagine!)

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  116. fun fabrics! quilting while making cards - extreme

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  117. Hmmm..extreme quilting....quilting while white river rafting....don't think so!!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    jodym7atyahoo.com

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  118. quilting while skydiving. I'll wait for you to post that picture....

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  119. Those prints are darling! Hmm extreme quilting - I think quilting in the car! (as a passenger of course!)

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  120. Like you, I'm pretty sure the kidlets would make it in my shop...

    so maybe me giving them both a bath while quilting...

    or whipping up some grilled cheese while whipping up a mini quilt.

    Thanks for the chance - - love your skateboard shop and am off to follow your blog.

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  121. How about quilting while driving? Or maybe just doodling new patterns on graph paper - but graphing math homework on the same page.

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  122. Quilting and fishing, not so extreme, but highly recommended. Love the quilt! and the fabric!

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  123. Funny pictures! LOVE the fabric. I might try quilting while I'm kayaking this summer. Hopefully I can keep the oars from falling into the water...

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  124. From the looks of the new design you haven't lost your quilting mojo yet...

    Extreme quilting? maybe skydiving or scuba diving...

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  125. you could test your sewing seam strength by putting a heavy object on the quilt, have 4 helpers at each corner and toss said object into the air, and catch with quilt. Pumpkins work great.

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  126. Haha how about quilting on the toilet or while on a treadmill? Can't waste precious time!

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  127. Errr....I think quilting while applying make-up is plenty extreme! Can you imagine the horror of lipstick or mascara on your quilt? *cringe*

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  128. Those are lovely fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win. As for extreme quilting, I used to be a tall ship sailor, so quilting at the top of a mast would be pretty extreme... or quilting a sail! Whoa. Given the things I've seen people do while driving, I would not be surprised to stop at a light only to see someone quilting while driving. The calendar is a great idea!!

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  129. The most extreme I have done was very similar to your last picture. Trying to work on something with kids climbing all over you can be quite the adventure.

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  130. What about quilting with me on this shore (Malaysia)? There is two ways - in person but that would cost a bomb or we can skype together?

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  131. I have tried this one before and it is not the easiest thing to do... Try quilting in a jeep being driven by your husband, as he is trying not to tip the jeep over down on the slick rocks of Moab, UT. It is the bumpiest ride you have ever experienced!

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  132. I just ran the Jemez Mountain half marathon on Saturday - quilting during that would be extreme!

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  133. I have two toddlers, so for me extreme quilting would be any quilting with them in the room - they get so curious about anything I'm doing that I'm pretty sure it would end in disaster.

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  134. I absolutely HATE grocery shopping but seems to be constantly running into the store to pick something up. I'd have to say my extreme quilting would be while riding a motorized shopping cart at an extremely crowded Walmart. Maybe I could be the one stopped dead in the middle of an aisle while a crowd formed behind me. Hee hee!

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  135. Extreme quilting = love!
    Upside down. Try upside down.
    blueberryblues5(at)gmail

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  136. while climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge! love those fabrics

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  137. Maybe while riding a roller coaster. THAT would be impossible, I think.

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  138. Love the fabrics, extreme quilting while shopping!!

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  139. okay, how about extreme quilting-white water rafting (I know...really not practical)

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  140. Extreme quilting huh? How about quilting while holding the dog down so the vet can give it a shot?

    My daughter suggests quilting while toasting marshmallows. I am nearly in tears thinking about that hot stickiness near beautiful fabric!

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  141. Extreme quilting ? What about quilting while doing jogging...

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  142. Since I'm a newbie, quilting at all is extreme in my book...but how about quilting while driving with your car-crazy husband on a Southern California freeway...with coffee nearby (this has happened to me, not with quilting, but with knitting--eek!). I'm giving away vintage sewing supplies over on my blog, Foziewisp, if you're interested. Thanks so much!

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  143. Love these fabrics! Thanks for sharing them with us. I have a friend who is a unicyclist, and I think quilting while unicycling whould be particularly challenging.

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  144. Under water quilting! why not?

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  145. quilting a quilt with a due sate, while moving out of your house. Actually happening for me this week, so we'll see.

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  146. i'd love a chance to win! how about quilting while skydiving! gooberific@yahoo.com

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  147. gorgeous fabrics. how about quilting on horseback? i think that would be EXTREME.

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  148. Those fabrics are so pretty! I hope I win some :) How about quilting while swimming? you could have a miniquilt on a floating mat to keep it dry maybe? That would be extreme. If you get a chance, come check out my giveaway too :)

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  149. Extreme quilting for me is quilting at all--I still find it all a little intimidating, but I try, try again!

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  150. How about under the bed quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway. Eve

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  151. I am happy that I found your blog, and had a chance to see your patterns! I have clipped threads from projects while walking from one room to another -- no time to waste when you are a quilter!

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  152. Great pattern, love your patterns! Extreme quilting sounds fun. How about hanging over a waterfall.
    Thanks!

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  153. Extreme quilting for me is quilting when my toddler is awake!

    commonthreads at me dot com

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  154. Riding horseback.

    G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  155. I do extreme quilting every day! Have you ever tried quilting with a cat sitting on your lap who is swiping at the puppy jumping up to play with him? Extreme!

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  156. Beautiful quilt! I love your idea for hanging it for a photo--I've got to try that.

    How about skydiving!

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  157. Extreme quilting for me would be quilting while nursing! I've managed to knit and crochet while nursing (until little dude was old enough to be more interested in what I was doing than eating) but I think quilting would be much harder!

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  158. How about quilting while cooking? Could be interesting - and dangerous!

    tarapage22(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. While getting up close and personal with George Clooney. Not sure much quilting would get done though ;-)

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  160. Extreme Quilting! Love It.

    I honestly think people who can Quilt while they watch TV are extreme...I mean I have to have my eyes glued to my stitches or else they go everywhere.

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  161. Love those prints! And your photos are hilarious!
    Haven't read through the other comments, but has anyone said quilting while in the shower?! Yikes!
    Thank you for the chance to win :)
    zabecc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  162. Extreme quilting - quilting after downing a bottle of wine??? Probably not a good idea!Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  163. Quilting in line at the grocery store...

    Love the fabrics and the new quilt!

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  164. Love those prints...thanks for the chance! Hmmmm - extreme quilting. Quilting while downhill skiing?

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  165. love the extreme quilting! HAHA... how about quilting while milking a cow?

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  166. Thank you for the giveaway. I immediately think of quilting while my husband drives is extreme. :-)

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  167. I love the pic of you up the tree!
    I'm from a farming background so how about quilting whilst ploughing? Quilting while milking could be a bit messy!!

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  168. Extreme... quilting on top of a moving bus?

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  169. Beautiful quilt! I love the pops of color. These fabrics are amazing! I had no idea that Umbrella Prints had created quilting fabrics. I would love to win these. I am a huge fan of Umbrella Prints!

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  170. quilting while swimming (on the side of the pool of coarse).

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  171. Quilting while swimming would take skills.

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  172. how about quilting while eating dinner?

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  173. Quilting while cooking? I am always trying to get in some quilting time.. cooking might not be so extreme, but the skill would be really useful given how much time one spends in the kitchen...

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  174. wow - i love your giveaway! my idea of extreme quilting would be quilting while trying to potty train my 3 yr old - that's right, i'm extreme quilting today! :)

    bess
    jbknav at hotmail dot com

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  175. OMG! Those prints are so cute. Now I'm going to have to start saving my pennies for some of these. Thanks for the chance to win some. So maybe this isn't that extream but I've spent pleanty of time on planes and in the car handstiching. But how about in the hammick on a nice spring day. Too bad my sewing machine requires a plug or I'd do a lot more sewing outside.

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  176. Well I'm trying to get more healthy, so my idea for (possibly not-very) extreme quilting is to get rid of my chair and do it standing up.

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  177. How about quilting on a surfboard (while in the water, of course)? Thanks for the chance to win. Love your new quilt top!

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  178. how about while inner tubbing down a river?! the trick would be keeping everything dry. :)

    {megan.a.wenger@gmail.com}

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  179. quilting while building sandcastles! can't wait for the beach this summer!

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  180. I'm sure it's been said, but quilting while breastfeeding would be pretty extreme

    alisonDblanchard [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  181. Ha! Those photos are hilarious! And your giveaway is fabulous! How about quilting while driving? Totally dangerous, so I'd never do it, but it'd be awesome if I could use my hour of commute time doing something fun like sewing!

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  182. How about quilting while dining at a rather decent restaurant! LOL! Thanks for the fun giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  183. I'm an archaeologist so I can imagine trying to quilt in a large dirt hole in the sun with a shovel. Would definitely need a washing machine at the end :-).
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  184. Is it extreme to quilt and bat away the cat who is trying to attack the moving presser foot/needle? I've quilted while camping, too :)
    What a great giveaway!

    fluffysheepquilting(at)gmail(dot)com

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  185. if you could quilt while multi-tasking around the house, life would be good. extreme quilting, while mopping.

    carriechilton at gmail dot com

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  186. Riding down a long zip line trying to hand quilt!!

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  187. Quilting on an airplane.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  188. Love your quilting extreme pictures. I love ht tree one. I think you could be quilting while in line at the DMV.
    I see people knitting in the DR. waiting room all the time.

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  189. i'd suggest on a bridge--so much danger of dropping your work into the water below!

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  190. How about while nursing a baby? haha I can't get the picture out of my head now.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Love the quilt too.

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  191. How about with a cat rolling around on the quilt? our cats cannot resist rolling on fabric.

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  192. My extreme quilting idea would be quilt in my kayak! I would paddle to a quiet spot and pull out some hand applique and stitch in peace and quiet!!

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  193. On a horse. Upsidedown (optional)

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  194. I'm thinking quilting while bungee jumping . . . if that could ever be possible! LOL. Wish I could have seen that extreme ironing calendar. Sounds hilarious.

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  195. In the car. My husband thinks I will die if he slams on the breaks:) Thanks for the chance! thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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