Friday, April 22, 2011

Help Me Celebrate With A Giveaway!


Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
~Arnold H. Glasow

Finally a finish!  I can't believe I finally put the last stitch in the Minnesota Star Quilt.  It sat idle for so long.  I started this quilt back in May of last year.  I'm so embarrassed.  I  put this quilt on the back burner so many times that I lost count.  Almost a year to complete a quilt that's just not that big (60" X 72").  I finished a king sized quilt in under four months (a few years ago).  Other projects always looked more interesting.  There was always something new to try.  And then I finally finished the top this past October.  I pieced the backing and then put it in a sandwich.  And then it layed on the spare bed, waiting to be quilted.  And waited, and waited.......  Finally I started quilting it in January - just one row.  Not difficult quilting; just quilting 1/4" away from the seam line.  No marks to follow, no fancy fmq.  And then it sat again.  I'd already missed being able to give it as a Christmas gift - also missed Valentine's Day.  Good thing the recipient didn't know she was getting it - lol!  Finally, with much determination and muscle straining it is done.  Woohoo!!!  Finished date:  April 20, 2011. 

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PHOTO FACT OF THE DAY

Jelly Beans
Today is Good Friday and Earth Day - two very important days.  But April 22 is also important for another reason - It's National Jelly Bean Day.  Anyone who loves these delicious, flavorsome, colorful little sweets should treat themselves on this day.  But be careful, as we all know, jelly beans are addictive.  There are many things you can do to celebrate besides eating jelly beans. Here are a few suggestions.  Why not dress in the colors of your favorite jelly bean?  You could have a jelly bean party and ask for friends to create their own special jelly bean dish.
Jelly beans are one of the oldest forms of candy we have. They date back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. Jelly bean historians believe the jelly bean center originated from Turkish Delight, which comes from the Middle East. The gummy center is made from sugar, corn syrup and other ingredients to give them their fruit taste. Machines spray the insides with colored sugar to give the beans their hard shells. Jelly beans today come in all kinds of different flavors, including spicy. You can even put different ones in your mouth to create new flavors. They are even popular with American presidents. Ronald Reagan kept a jar on his desk in the White House. Once of the most interesting facts buried in the history of the jelly bean is the fact that many of these little babies even went into space. One of the space shuttles took up a bunch of jelly beans for the shuttle crew to snack on while they were up there.

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MINNESOTA STAR QUILT
(picture heavy)

And the unveiling begins......

The colors - browns and blues....

A corner revealed.....

A peak at the backing....

A little more to see.....

Here's the back with a simple row of scrap piecing in the center (ignore the shadow cast by the overhead wires)...

And here it is!  The entire quilt in the late afternoon sun.  Can you see the toes sticking out underneath.  Thanks to my DH for being my quilt holder!

And the final stitches - a label I printed myself using just muslin and freezer paper run through my ink-jet printer.  I added some left over fabric around the edges and I had a label.

DONE!  COMPLETED!  ME = HAPPY :D !!!

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CELEBRATE THE FINISH WITH ME
It's Giveaway Time

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
I think finishing the quilt is reason to celebrate.  It calls for a giveaway.  I am going to giveaway.......

10 coordinated fat quarters.  These are from Classic Cottons and dated 1999.  I don't know what the line of fabric is called as it wasn't on a single piece of the fabric.  All together there are 2 1/2 yards of fabric.  Don't they look like spring?  How can you win these lovely pieces of fabric, you ask?  Well, let me tell you.  It's really quite simple......

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
Just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite jelly bean flavor is.

and for a second chance.....

Blog about this giveaway.  Come back and leave a separate comment with a link to where you have blogged about it.

Only two chances per person.  This giveaway is open to everyone - and I mean everyone.  If you have a no-reply blogger, please include your email address in your comment.  If I can't contact you,  you can't win,  and that would be so sad.  Every time I have a giveaway, there are at least 10 people who are eliminated because of NO REPLY BLOGGER.  If you aren't sure if this applies to you, then jump over to Pleasant Home where you will find an excellent tutorial on No Reply Bloggers.  I will do my best to respond to each and every comment left - but forgive me if I don't if there should be too many (and I hope there is!)

This giveaway will remain open until Sunday, May 1, at 8:00 pm PST.

Good luck!!!

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TODAY'S GOAL

Today I hope to get the first baby quilt finished except for maybe the hand stitching of the binding.

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GIVEAWAYS

Fat Quarterly is having a giveaway.  You could win a copy Countryside Softies with patterns of all sorts of cute little critters.  Not sure when this ends.

Quilt Hollow is having a giveaway.  You could win an autographed copy of Country Comforts by Cheryl Wall.  While your there, check out the sneak peeks of her next book.  This winner will be announced on Sunday, May 1.

BillieBee's Blog is having a giveaway.  Billie is giving away a Connecting Threads kit.  She will have her DH draw a name on Sunday, April 24.

Singing Three Little Birds is having a Poppy Seed Fabrics giveaway.  You could win a Heather Bailey Pin cushion pattern and one yard of the new Night Owl Satin fabric from Poppy Seed Fabrics.  This giveaway ends Friday, April 29.

Sew Fun Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win 200 pre-cut 2 inch fabric squares....both light and dark.  But hurry, this giveaway ends tonight at midnight CDT.

Little Bluebell is having a giveaway.  Adrianne is giving away one complete fat quarter bundle of Denyse Schmidt's, super popular new fabric, DS Quilts Collection, Picnic and Fairgrounds - 21 fat quarters!  A winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, May 5.

The Quilting Booklady is having a giveaway.  There are two chances to win a Lapel Stick.  This giveaway ends Monday, April 25th. 

P.S. I Quilt is having a sponsored giveaway.  You could win three wonderful Longaberger products.  The winner will be drawn on Sunday, April 24.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

It's Good Friday.  Many people will spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.  For others it is a day off from work or school.  Not everybody celebrates this religious holiday - and that's fine.  It's also Earth Day.  A day to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment.  It's also just Friday.  The last day of the week, the beginning of the weekend.  However you look at today I hope it finds you happy and enjoying life. 

For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.
~Alice Freeman Palmer

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

193 comments:

Sue said...

My husband is a huge jelly bean fan :) Yes, they are addicting.

Your quilt turned out so beautifully. Don't feel badly about putting it off. I mad a lap sized quilt last March and didn't finish it until this March! We just tend to do that sometimes.

Have a blessed Easter!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the dramatic showing of the quilt - and so deserved. Just my colors! Oh, I really don't like Jelly Beans or any of those 'gummy' candies. But always have a dish set out that magically disappears over the days - gremlins!? NO my MOM. Happy Easter

Leanne Harvey said...

Your quilt is just beautiful!!! She is very lucky to be receiving this lovely quilt.
Don't feel bad about putting off the quilting, I have a quilt that's been waiting for 5 yrs. I don't like it, it's ugly and big. I might use it for practice on my long arm and give it to charity.
Have a nice Easter. xo

Mimi said...

Congrats on your finish! It is a beautiful quilt, that blue really completes it perfectly! My favorite jelly bean flavour is licorice.

yorkie mom said...

What a beautiful quilt! WOW! Thanks for the info on jelly beans. I love lemon. I feel so much better eating my early Easter treat knowing it is Jellybean Day!
Allison gougeonathome@charter.net

Rhonda said...

I didn't know there was a special Jelly Bean day!!! I love ALL the flavors -- never met a jelly bean I didn't like!!

natalyK said...

Your Star Quilt finish is definitely a reason to celebrate it is gorgeous. My husband and children love jellybeans and I usually take the rejected flavors. My favorite is licorice and thankfully no one else in the family likes them:) I would love to take part in your giveaway.

Renny's little things said...

Red jelly beans for me LOVE em...
You quilt is beautiful caongrats on your finish. I am working on my son's quilt I started it before he was born and he is now 16 months old!!!!
Cheers Geniene

Jodi said...

Linda, your star quilt is sooooo pretty! I have the same problem with finishing, plus I seem to get bored and constantly need something new and fresh - kind of annoying, that! thanks for the chance to win those beauties!

Mommarock said...

Favorite flavor? ALL OF THEM.. except black licorice.. yuck!! The more sugar the better LOL.. I can just put a whole handful in my mouth.. and call it good.. hee hee.. but the new kind by Jolly Rancher and Schmuckers with the super fruit flavors are especially yummy. The green apple.. yuuuummy!

Linda said...

My favorite jelly bean flavor is Buttered Popcorn! A couple of years ago (actually it was nearly 4 years!) I went through the Jelly Belly factory there in California. It was so much fun!
Congratulations on finishing the quilt. It is beautiful!

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt. Good job.
Beautiful fat quarters. They say spring to me.
I like fruit flavored jelly beans. Cherry ones are probably my favorites.

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

Your guilt is just lovely.
My favorite jelly beans are the spiced ones. Any color will do. Jelly bean day, I wonder who thought that up.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful!!! You should be celebrating!!! My favorite jelly bean is Juicy Pear by Jelly Belly :)

Sallie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Congratulations on finishing. I love Jelly Belly jelly beans! My faovrite: coconut.

Deb said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I think a giveaway is a perfect celebration for finishing it! :) I like jelly beans but never buy them...always opt for chocolate. But my favorite flavor would be lime or lemon.

Catswhiskers said...

Congratulations for the lovely quilt (another one)!.
My favorite jelly bean is CINNAMON, and then I like Cinnamon and finally I'll eat all the Cinnamon jelly beans!. So yuuuuuuummy!
Thanks for the chance on this giveaway
Gina
http://gina-catswhiskers.blogspot.com/

Catswhiskers said...

I posted your giveaway on my side bar!
gina

Hilachas said...

Interesting information about jelly beans. I love them all except the licorice. AND, what a beautiful job you have done on the Minnesota Star Quilt. The colors are gorgeous.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win your generous giveaway. Now, I'm off to blog about it :)

Needled Mom said...

The Minnesota Star quilt looks awesome. I can't wait to hear what she thinks about it now that it is all quilted. You did a fabulous job on it! Does it go to the daughter coming to visit this weekend?

My favorite jelly bean is pineapple. Yum!

LynCC said...

Minnesota Star is wonderful! Congratulations on the finish! I know it feels soooo good to get long-term projects off the UFO list. :D But I don't think you should feel embarrassed at all about the timing. OH - jelly beans - I love watermelon ones best. :) No. Strawberry shortcake. Wait. Cherry?

Kathy said...

My favorite flavor of jelly bean is watermelon from Jelly Belly. Yum! But really, really sweet.

...and I hope that my "no reply" blogger thing is now fixed.

Wendy said...

Congrats on your finish! It is beautiful and I love your photos of it on the railing...especially the one right before the backing!

I like green jelly beans...so lime flavor I guess...or apple...depending on the brand!

Jessica said...

Your quilt came out gorgeous! I'm a cherry jelly bean fan.

Sandi P said...

What a beautiful quilt and I'm sure the recipient will feel blessed no matter the timing.
I've always been partial to the purple jelly beans. You know the plain old non-gourmet kind that it's not really grape, but you know it's purple - LOL. The exotic flavors like watermelon or popcorn, etc... are fun to try, but, to me at least, they just aren't really jelly beans.
Thanks for the chance to win some goodies for my stash.

annmarie said...

Your question made me chuckle! I don't buy jelly beans any more but when I did it was always a bag of BLACK JELLY BEANS. So now I steal 1 or 2 from someone's basket - they are still the best! I love the fabric - small flowers are one of my favorites.

JayTee said...

The pink ones are my favorites (jelly bellies)

Kathy said...

Your giveaway has been posted on my blog at
http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/04/free-motion-quilting-1st-day.html
Happy Easter, Linda!

Donna said...

Give me a cherry jellybean any day!

Your finish!!! is lovely. Kristen is going to be so proud.

Michelle said...

I really just wanted to comment on how beautiful you Minnesota Star quilt is! I love it!! Just for kicks though...my favorite flavor is orange!! :)

Bronzemom said...

Watermelon Jellybeans are my all-time favourite!

Am posting this giveaway on my blog's sidebar:
http://stitchwraith.blogspot.com

Also following your blog!

Terri
bronzemom AT gmail DOT com

Kelly O. said...

that quilt is gorgeous! who cares how long it took you :)

my fave jelly bean flavour is the jelly belly popcorn flavour--weird, i know.

Mini MNM's said...

I like the red ones and the white ones. The black ones aren't my favorite but I will eat them. (They are my dad's favortie)

Helle said...

Congratulations on finishing the gorgeous quilt! My favorite jelly been flavor is licorice. Happy Easter!

Sunnybec said...

Linda! We don't have jelly beans here!! But that won't stop me entering LOL. Just seen they have licorice so that's sorted then...they would be my favourites if I had ever had them! and your quilt is lovely.

GerryART said...

The Black Jelly Beans are the only ones for this gal. Their licorice-y deliriousness wins my taste bud's vote any day of the week.
Congrats of the big finish of your MSQ, Linda.
Nothing like completion of a long-time-in-the-making project.
Hugs,
Gerry

Canadian Kristin said...

Oh Linda! You made that for ME?!?! [wink] Cuz, I'm Kristin, you know?! And most people spell my name "e-n" so... just kidding!

I love that Missouri Star quilt! The colours are amazing and the blue just adds so much life and fun to the classic blocks! That's a huge project with tons of cutting! I am so happy for you, congrats on the finish!!!

My favourite jelly bean flavour/colour... green always! :-)

Happy Easter

tpott said...

Your quilt is beautiful your daughter will love it. I'm sure she would think it was well worth the wait. National Jelly Bean Day, Who new! My favorite jelly bean flavor would be any of the Jelly Belly Sour flavors. If I buy them they call to me all day and I just have to eat them. Mmmmmmm Have a Happy Easter. ;>

Maria said...

Congratulations on the finish Linda. It is a beautiful quilt and I am sure your DD will appreciate all the work and love that has gone into the making of it.

My favorite Jelly Bean is the black one.

Lisa Marie said...

I think cinnamon jelly beans are the best, although I'm not a big fan of jelly beans as I'd much rather have chocolate! Thanks for the chance to win.

Snoodles said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Your finished star quilt is just beautiful! I love how you presented it, too! I just can't say enough about how lovely the colors are, and the star pattern...just yummy. You did a wonderful job! (And I had one that waited twenty years to be finished! LOL)
My favorite flavors are orange and lemon, nice citrus flavors in the spring time! Have a blessed Easter!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

rockgranny said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilt,it is so beautiful.
My all-time favourite are watermelon jelly beans

Kathy H said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful. I often just let a quilt go for a while and then finally get to it. I think most of the time, something else pushes in ahead of the quilt I wanted to get done.
My favorite jelly bean flavor is the orange. I really only like that one and the cherry so I don't eat too many of them that way!

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Diane H said...

Easter Blessings to you. Your quilt is absolutely lovely - your daughter will cherish it. I'm not a fan of eating jelly beans but they are pretty to look at. Thanks for a chance.

Sandy in Minnesota said...

I love the pink jelly beans. That is the only ones I'll really go after.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I always loved the red jelly beans. I think maybe they are cherry flavored? Thanks for the chance on your giveaway! I absolutely love this fabric. It's so hard to find sweet, quaint fabric like this anymore.

Marcia W. said...

Red jelly beans - congratulations on the completion of your quilt - my favorite photo that shows off the intricacy of the stars is the one with your DH's feet. Thanks for the giveaway.

Catskill Quilter said...

I love the delicate pastel florals! They sure do say "Spring!" My favorite jelly bean is licorice...ummm, yummy!

Joanna said...

I love red jelly beans and also the black ones, and all of the spice ones.
That is one beautiful quilt! And I love your label. Lucky Kristen.

Debra said...

Black jellybeans are my favorite with cinnamon running a close second!

Debra said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://itsmelealee.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

MoeWest said...

Your quilt looks beautiful. Your daughter will love it, I'm sure. My favourite jelly bean flavour is cherry. Jelly Bellys are the best. Now I need some to properly celebrate this day. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric.

quiltercaroline said...

Hi Linda. I love the quilt - stars are a favourite of mine, well done for a great finish! I must admit that I don't have jellybeans but generally I like the lime / green sweets.

Impera_Magna said...

I love your quilt... turned out beautifully! Congrats on the finish! No worries about how long it took... creativity happens in its own time.

My favorite jelly bean flavor is CINNAMON (Jelly Bellies) or the white and purple ones in the bag of regular jelly beans!!

Talin's Corner said...

Would you believe I don't like jelly beans? Does that mean I can't enter your giveaway?

Regina said...

Congratulations on finishing what I would call the never ending quilt. Ha! I have a few of those. The first quilt I ever started could easily be done in one sitting but nope. It sits.

My favorite traditional jelly bean flavor would be orange. yum! My favorite jelly belly flavor is any of the soda pop flavors. We love jelly beans in this house!

robin said...

LOVE your Minnesota Star Quilt. :) Beautiful.

My favorite jelly bean flavor is coconut. :) Yum!

Hilachas said...

I've blogged about your giveaway at:
http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/04/short-blog-post-today.html

robin said...

I Blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-at-stray-stitches_22.html

jmnstars said...

Jelly Beans are my ultimate favorite candy! In my family, my Dad and I fight over the black ones. In order, my favorite jelly bean flavors go by color like this: black, white, pink, red, purple, yellow then green. :P Basic jelly beans are my favorite, nothing fancy.

Your quilt is beautiful! Congrats on finishing it! :)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Congratulations.Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Lucky daughter.
My favorite flavor is orange.

Diane N said...

Congrats on your quilt finish! Well, I don't eat many jelly beans...I'd much rather have chocolate! But if I have to choose I pick orange...can't stand the black jelly beans...yuck!

Sarah Craig said...

I love mango jelly bellies! And your quilt is fabulous!!!

highpitchedbarking said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!

Thanks for the chance at the fat quarters. My favorite jelly bean flavor is black licorice. =D YUM!

email: highpitchedbarking@gmail.com

Linda said...

I'm not a fan of jellybeans, but gosh, I can sure go for Jelly Bellies, if those count. Popcorn flavor is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win your nice fabric giveaway.

quiltzyx said...

Oh my gosh Linda! I can't pick a FAVORITE jelly bean flavor, I like them all - almost. heehee
Well, OK, for today I'll say....licorice! I do like the black jelly beans.... ;^)

The quilt is delicious - congrats on your finish. Somewhere in all my 'stuff' is the second Log Cabin quilt top I ever made. And it's still just a top. ps: I started quilting about 20 years ago....shhhhh!

Have a happy wonderful weekend!

Janet said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I like the regular white jelly beans. I'm not sure what the flavour is supposed to be but they are good. I like the designer jelly beans too but seldom get them, so I haven't managed to even sort out what the flavours are, let alone pick a favourite. Thanks for a chance to win fabric :) And happy Easter.

Gene Black said...

Those FQs would make a darling quilt for a baby I know is coming soon!

My favorite jelly bean flavor is probably popcorn by Jelly Belly, but I always get the black jelly beans from the "cheap brands" as I love them and no one else I know even likes them.

Linda said...

Cherry! Just bought a bag today for the grandkids. (You believe that, right?!!)

Patty D from NC said...

Love you completed quilt.

I love all the jelly bean flavors but black.

Have a nice Easter.

Karyli said...

I love cherry jelly beans.
Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! I bet you feel so good about it. Congrats!

AMKreations said...

I don't know my favorite flavor! I didn't know it was national jelly bean day! =) I love the fruit flavored ones.

Thank you for a lovely giveaway. =)

AMKreations said...

I blogged about your giveaway at the bottom of my post here...
http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/productivity-pt2.html

Happy Easter!

Barb said...

Orange

love your quilt!

Luci said...

Watermelon are my fav! Thanks!

quiltma said...

My favorite jelly bean is the BLACK ONES!!!!!!!!!!!
I get so excited when Easter nears cuz it Black Jelly Bean time.

LisaT said...

Hands down my favorite has got to be licorice. After that cinnamon, and anything sour/citrusy.

Bailey said...

Linda, your quilt is beautiful! I'm quite interested in how you made your label. I don't make too many quilts, but occasionally I'd love to add some type of label to the ones I give to others. As for jelly beans...we really love the Starburst ones here at my house!

LisaT said...

Blogging about your giveaway here: http://ilovescruffydog.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-galore.html. Conrats on your Mn Star Quilt - tis a beaut!

Shannon said...

What a great feeling to have a finish. And one that has been haunting you. Great job!! It sure is beautiful. Love the blue squares. My favorite jelly bean is the Jelly Belly Popcorn flavor. I go through the bag and eat all of them first. Great give away, such cute fabrics.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! I do love Star quilts, when I first started out, my first quilt for my grandson was an Ohio Star in blues and cream. He is married now and still has it. :)
Because I like aniseed, I prefer the black jellybeans!
I have a Xmas quilt I pin basted last year and still have not started quilting, you have inspired me to make a move-LOL. :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It's ORANGEEEEEE, ONLY ORANGE!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog.

http://billiebeesblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-another-great-giveaway-at.html

Now I'm hungry for Jelly Beans!!

Cecilia said...

I love jelly beans! My favorite flavor is orange. They are always the first to disappear. Your quilt is lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pam said...

Your quilt and quilting are very nice. Do you hand or machine quilt?

I like pineapple jelly beans.

Pam said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog.

Char said...

I like the Minnesota Star quilt. I know you're happy to have it finished.
My favorite flavor would have to be lemon.

RobynK said...

Gorgeous quilt and I love the colours! Your a clever cookie printing your own label. I have yet to try this!
My favourite jelly beans are more lack of colour as I like the black aniseed ones. Second favourite are the pink watermelon ones :).

Natasha said...

Favorite is the red ones...and the green minty ones...and the orange ones...but really I think my favorite is the black ones.

Lynda said...

Your Star quilt is very beautiful and well worth the wait!

Your fabric giveaway is very generous and perfect for Spring.

As far as jelly beans go....sorry but I don't like them. Does that take me out of the running for that great giveaway?

Nancy said...

Hi Linda,

Congratulations on the finish. Hope to have one of my own soon.

I think my favorite jelly bean flavor is black licorice. I like the others too. They work best when together.

Hope you have a blessed Easter.

jennifer said...

I like all of them but the black. Have a Happy Easter,Linda

Anne said...

Oh, Linda, the quilt is beautiful! Kristen will be thrilled! Excellent job.

As for jelly beans, my favorite flavor is coffee.

Anne said...

Blogged about your wonderful giveaway!
http://anne-writehere.blogspot.com/2011/04/stray-stitches-help-me-celebrate-with.html

All Things Beautiful said...

What a lovely quilt. As for jelly bean flavors anything as long as its starburts brand.

Denise said...

Gorgeous quilt! My favorite flavor jelly bean is the green ones! Thanks for the chance to win!

sallie828@yahoo.com

moonsword said...

The quilt is just beautiful...well worth the wait. Sometimes the most lovely flowers take the longest to bloom. :)
Cinnamon jelly beans have always been my favorite...I love the spicy flavors. And National Jelly Bean/Earth Day!

mommapeele said...

My favoirte jelly bean is the red cherry favor then second would be the white coconut.

Val said...

I love banana flavoured jelly beans. What a great giveaway!

Barbara said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

http://catpatches.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-at-stray-stitches_22.html

Barbara said...

Beautiful quilt! My favorite flavor of jellybean is buttered popcorn!

Deb said...

That's not too bad for a finish! I've got a few that aged longer than that. Jelly beans? Cherry.

Val said...

Hi Linda, just blogged about your giveaway.
http://valspierssews.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaways-winning-and-entering.html

PJ said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

I think watermelon is my all time favorite flavor.

Ms. M said...

My favorite jelly bean flavor is green apple.

fablanche3petal at gmail dot com

jane p said...

Would you believe I've never eaten jelly bean before? I would love mint coffee if it exists!

heleen said...

I just finished a quilt that has ben waiting 20 years to finish. I think I would prefer red jelly beans.
Love your quilt

Sue B said...

Hi Linda, Love love love the quilt. We have some gourmet jelly beans here in Australia that come in 50 flavours. The family favourite is buttered pop corn, sounds funny in a jelly bean but is is quite nice. I like the Pina colada one. It takes me away to a lovely place.

joe tulips said...

I really like the quilt. It looks so complicated and yet it isn't!!! I love that in a quilt.
Jelly beans....cherry flavored is best!

Stormy Days said...

I just love trying all of the different flavors, but my favorite is coconut. I have a box of them sitting here from a friend and I'm trying not to open them, now I may just have to have a little taste.

Linda said...

Linda your quilt turned out beautifully. Love the colours.
My favourite jellybean colour is red. Winning these fabrics might put me back into the swing of quilting. Ever gone off the wagon(quilting wagon that is). Lost interest.

sewmeow said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway too. Your quilt is wonderful and am sure she's going to treasure it. I make my labels the same way.
My favorite jelly bean is orange..yummy. I didn't know that about jelly bean day. Happy Easter to you all.

Peggy H. said...

I love your quilt. I have never finished a full size quilt, but lots of smaller wall quilts. I love fabric and would like to enter your giveaway. Thank you so much.

Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com
hardman@utwire.net

Peggy H. said...

I blogged about your giveaway at www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com.

Oh, by the way, my favorite jelly bean is cherry. I know....BORING!

Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

dqlts said...

Such a lovely quilt. You did a great job. Love the combination of blue and brown!
A black jelly bean would be my first pick, followed by cherry. Kind of reminds me of an embroidered square quilt I made years ago with red and black.

Elsina said...

Your quilt is totally awesome beautiful! Love it!

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

The grape ones that taste like grape soda or those little wax bottles filled with icky but wonderful grape liquid. Happy Easter!

Stitched With Prayer said...
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Stitched With Prayer said...

Linda, Your Minnesota Star Quilt is just beautiful. I love everything about it. The colors are my very favorites. Just gorgeous and congratulations on a wonderful finish. The label is delightful too!
Your giveaway fabrics are so lovely. I love tiny floral prints! Thanks for a chance to have them. Hugs...
I apologize for deleting my first comment but I didn't want to leave two and forgot to tell that I hope you have a most blessed Easter.

flowerofshona said...

Im in aw of your stunning quilt!!
Jelly beans are not so popular over her in the UK but have had them a few times and loved the water melon ones !! (yum)!
Good luck everyone and a very happy Easter to all xxx

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

My name is Robin and I am a jelly bean addict lol. I love all jelly beans but I think the Nerd jelly beans are my favorite.

Your Minnesota Star Quilt turned out great. Some quilts just seem to take longer than others. I have a stack of quilt tops that need to be finished but like you I always get side tracked by a new design or fabric that I just have to play with.

Happy Easter!!

Karenkay said...

Beautiful Quilt!
My favorite jellybean flavor is any of the red flavors....cherry, cinnamon...etc

quiltmom said...

HI Linda,
My favorite flavor jelly bean is either black ( licorice) or green( spearmint). I know that there are many more exotic flavors but I like the original flavors.
The fabrics do look like spring- Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabrics.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Vickie said...

Your Minnesota star quilt is gorgeous! My favorite jelly bean flavor is licorice!

Vickie said...

http://2sistersandme.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html
I have posted about this!
Thanks again! Happy Easter!

Becky said...

Linda, your quilt is stunning. Love the wording on your label.

Sheila said...

Your quilt is beautiful and that is really not that long to finish a quilt , it took me seven years once ;-) I love all jelly beans and find them hard to resist.Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Easter .

Beth said...

My favorite jelly bean flavor is green apple, with pear a close second. Who needs real fruit? :)

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Jen said...

Wow! What a fabulous finish. I love how the blue just pops right off that quilt! Great work! Your daughter will treasure that forever.

Sandy said...

My favorite jelly bean flavor used to be cotton candy. I don't eat them any more because I stay away from sugar as much as possible. Congrats on finishing your daughter's quilt. I'm sure she will love it!

barb's creations said...

Love the quilt,dom't feel too bad as I only just finished one of mine that had been lanquishing for 5 years waiting to be quilted and finished.
My most favourite jelly bean would have to be the black anniseed ones,the only trouble I have with them is it's hard to deny eating them when your tongue and lips are black from them LOL :) Barb.

quilary said...

I've had a few 'extended' finishes too! My favourite jelly bean is black...mmmmm...yum!

Cassie said...

I really love any jelly bean flavor... literally... any. Even the Harry Potter ones that are like... grass, and dirt and weird stuff. I just love the chewyness of them. But I do try to stay away from them because Once I start, I just can't stop. :) I love those fabrics, very spring like!

Cassie said...

I blogged about your giveaway!
http://birdolovemoo.blogspot.com/2011/04/happy-easter-some-giveaways.html

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

Your quilt is absolutely exquisite!! Lucky girl, your daughter! My fav jelly bean flavour is licorice.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

As always, I loved your posting. And my favorite jelly bean? Coconut. Makes me think I'm having an alcoholic drink. LOL

Bev C said...

Hello Linda,

Congratulations on such a stunning quilt. My favourtie flavour of jelly beans has to be the black ones.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

JoyceM said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love jelly beans -- my favorite flavor is licorice. I can actually find whole bags of licorice jelly beans at Easter time. A black tongue only looks good on a Chow though. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandra :) said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish - Kristen is very lucky!

Thank you for a lovely giveaway - I popped over from Val Spiers blog :) My favourite jelly bean flavour would be coconut, I think :D

Slovenka said...

Your Minnesota quilt is beautiful. You are still faster than I. My Hunter's Star quilt has been on my wall waiting to be finally put together for two years. I am working on it. My deadline is the end of June. This year.
My favorite jelly bean is lemon flavor.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Cheryll said...

Happy Easter Linda. Congrats on the finish.. love the quilt! Thanks for a chance to win fabric...yum... and green jelly beans would be my favourite..followed closely by yellow! Cheers :)

Peach Rainbow said...

Congrats on your finish! It looks lovely :D
Unfortunately (or Fortunately ;D) we don't have jelly beans here, but I am sure I've had them when I was small - may be someone brought them from abroad.
I like strawberry flavor in most of the things.
And I love the colors of the fabrics you are giving away - Thanks for the chance!

Anya said...

Root beer is my favorite jelly bean flavor! Thanks for the chance!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I don't eat jelly beans, but, if I did, I'd like the lemon ones, since I love lemon drops. I've been thinking of making a Dresden plate quilt, and those fabrics would be perfect for a spring Dresden plate quilt.

Heartsdesire said...

A great finish, lovely fabric. And thanks for letting me know about Jellybean Day. I missed it. So to make up for it, I'm going to the store today to get some and an extra scoop of cherry red because that's my favourite.

Melanie said...

I like coconut jelly beans!
kmrel4@gmail.com

Carla said...

Beautiful Quilt!
My favorite jelly bean flavor would be coconut! Yummy!
Thanks for a chance to win!

Nicholas Park said...
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Genevieve P said...

Well--I don't like jellybeans in general! But I can tolerate cherry ones.

lorraine said...

coconut love the coconut - but ugh when I grab a "popcorn" one instead thanks.

kellysa said...

My favourite is the black ones. They bring back such memories of my Dad.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I hope this does not disqualify me - I do not like jelly beans. I don't know why, I do not recall ever eating them as a kid either. I love sweet, but not jelly beans. Maybe I would like them now, I am sure they are better then the ones from my youth - just for you, I will look into this matter. lol

Kathleen C. said...

I love blue and brown together in a quilt; you fabric choices look lovely together.
Jelly beans? I like orange.
Thanks for your giveaway; I hope I'm as lucky as you are! lol

Susan @ loviedux (lovieducks@gmail.com) said...

I don't know if this counts but I think my favorite would be a jelly belly flavor like cotton candy (first thing that came to mind when I thought about it).

Otherwise, it might be the orange or the pink.

Thank u for the giveaway opportunity - those are pretty fabrics.

~

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!! Love the fabrics you are giving away - I'm a flowery kind a girl! My favorite jelly bean is red - just plain, sweet, cherry tasting red!
Happy Stitching!
gale
galew417@comcast.net

Sonia said...

hmmm favorite jelly bean... that's a tough one, like you said, they are addictive. :)

I think though it would be strawberry.

Sonia said...

I have your giveaway posted on my blog. :)

~Carla~ said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous! I love the warm colours!! Wonderful job on it! :)

Sadly I'm allergic to the crap in jelly bens... lol! But when I was a kid and ate them, I loved the big fat mint ones best!!

Christine M said...

I love your Minnesota Stars quilt Linda. It's just so lovely. As for jelly beans, I don't really eat them but if I do, I always go for the orange ones!

Cassie and Lou said...

Thanks for the chance to win the fat quarters. Honestly I can't stand jelly beans. My husband on the other hand can't get enough - doesn't matter flavor, but he says the starburst ones are the best!

ccarring81@hotmail.com

Jackie said...

You rock! i love black jelly beans.

Rochelle Buckley said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, I can't stop looking at it.
My favourite jelly bean flavour is vanilla, or strawberry. Pretty boring compared to some, but there you go :-)

rochellebuckley(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot(au)

Sue said...

jelly beans are fun, I think green is my favourite flavour.
Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Quiet Quilter said...

Lemon! Great giveaway and congrats on finishing!

Quiet Quilter said...

I announced your giveaway on my blog under the tab 'Giveaway"

desertskyquilts said...

I think my favorite might be jelly belly cherry, but almost all the jelly bellies are so good! I hate licorice (black) and I don't like the spotty peppermint ones, but otherwise, they are all yummy.

I love your Minnesota Star. The colors are so warmly comforting, and it looks great. Lucky recipient! Congratulations on finishing, and thanks for offering the giveaway.

Polka Dot Classic said...

Beautiful Quilt!!
Lovely colors :)
My first favorite flavor Jelly Belly is Popcorn and my second is Jalapeno LOL
I know gross combination but I love them both.
Thank you for the chance to win such pretty fabrics.
Marta
antoinemarta@yahoo.com

Tanyusha said...

My favorite jelly bean flavour is licorice.

Tanyusha said...

The link is on the right
http://ytanyusha.blogspot.com/

Bunny said...

A bowl of colourful jelly beans is great inspiration for a quilt!
My favourite jelly beans are the white ones.

Dawn said...

Hello Linda, I love your blog and have been having fun looking at projects and reading your interesting posts. I will try my hand at the Give Away. My favorite color/flavor jellybean is orange!! Yum Yum! Thank you for having this Give Away and have a great weekend!

jennifer said...

Oops I forgot to post your giveaway but I'm going to do it right now:)

Kim said...

What a beautiful quilt! In full disclosure I have to say......I don't care for any jellybean. Which really isn't a problem considering all of the other foods I love!

Fiesta said...

Linda, thank you for the chance to win. Unfortunately I cannot eat jelly beans since I have a very delicate stomach and I cannot digest them. But if I could eat them I would eat coffee ones if they are even made.

Mom C said...

Licorice! Although I do like some of the spiced jelly beans.Easter just isn't Easter without jelly beans. Really good job on your quilt. It is beautiful.

Linda Big D said...

my favorite jellybean flavor is lemon. And I love your blog!Linda BigD

free indeed said...

I only eat the orange and yellow jelly beans...Love them! I don't care for the spiced jellies either.

Christine said...

I love all jelly beans that have a lot of flavor...but I would say the green ones are the best!

Your quilt is sew beautiful!

Thank you for the give away. Happy spring.

harleywife57 said...

I like the plain old black ones ! (and the purple and red starburst jelly beans !) Your quilt is AWESOME ! the fat quarters are pretty springy looking !!!!

teachpany said...

Great quilt! And thanks for the jelly bean facts. My mom eats them year round!
My favorite flavor is a combo of grape, cherry, and lemon. Sometimes orange thrown in! Thanks! Pretty fabrics, too.

fabricartist21 said...

I love the black ones and always have. Yummm

rubyslipperz said...

Can I be the last-est with the most-est? lol

I'm not a super-duper jelly bean fan...well, unless they make them covered in chocolate, then...maybe.

I am just amazed at your quilt! Lots of work...great finish!. I am so glad that you are entered in my Finish Your Project Challenge for April/May! I'm gonna add a couple more goodies to the "pot".

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

scottylover said...

I'm in the same predicament as you...I have a full size quilt I have been working on for over a year now that is no where near finishing. Now that you have finished yours, maybe I can get motivated to finish mine!

My favorite jelly belly flavor is hot buttered popcorn. Regular jelly beans is licorice. YUM!
Sandy A

Patchwork Sisters said...

Love your blog. It's always a good read. Fun and informative. Your quilt is beautiful. One of my favorite jelly beans is cherry.

Veronica said...

OH I'm so happy for you and finishing your quilt. thanks for the giveaway. My favorite flavor jelly bean is green apple absolutely love it.

Thanks again for the giveaway!!!

Veronica
Veronicayhf@gamil.com

Veronica said...

OK did the second step

To see my post go here:
http://craftingfrenzy.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for the giveaway
Veronica
Veronicayhf@gmail.com

Leah said...

Enjoy your blog.

Not a jelly bean fan here....

Thanks for the giveaway

Ann Flowers said...

Ah Jelly Beans, Thankfully my son does not have a blog. He is 15 and quilts but doesn't blog. I know he would pick one of the terrible BeanBoozled flavors, ya not liking the barf jelly bean YUCK.

I do love the Buttered Popcorn jelly bean YUM!

Thanks for hosting a giveaway. Too much fun.

Complete side note. My mom is severely allergic to sugar, this last year our family took a tour of the Jelly belly factory in California, I am telling you the air outside smells sweet, she got sick from walking the tour lol. The kids were in heaven!!!


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, the completion of a quilt is a wonderful moment! I rejoice with you. Don't feel too bad - some of us have been working on ufo's for YEARS! Love coconut jelly beans! How about you? Becky at bngwingo@yahoo.com

Bridget B said...

Your Minnesota star quilt is very pretty. My favorite flavor of jelly beans id licorice

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