Sunday, March 4, 2012

World Quilt Giveaway!


Remember we recently admired a string quilt that I found on the Internet, and we decided to make a group quilt using 1.25" strips sewn together randomly in 55" widths? Well, here it is! Isn't it a beauty?


The quilters who participated in making this quilt are:
  1. Martina from Germany, Stufen Zum Gericht
  2. Darlene from Missouri, Dar's Patchwork Garden
  3. Janet from the Yukon Territory, Canada
  4. Michi from Austria, Michimachtdas
  5. Carolyn from Wisconsin
  6. Kym from the USA, Fabric Fascination
  7. Susan from Kansas
  8. Tina from Rhode Island, Seaside Stitches
  9. Carol from Michigan
  10. Helen from New Zealand
  11. Kim from New York, Pokeytown Kim
  12. Karen from Connecticut, Selvage Blog
With blocks coming from Down Under, the Arctic Circle, and many places in between, you see why I call it the World Quilt! It was so much fun to open all the packages and get this quilt together! It measures 54" x 70." The backing is a bubblegum pink print. The binding is a mixture of prints. The batting is "Warm and Natural" cotton, and it's machine quilted. Yup, awesome!

And now you can enter a random drawing to win this beautiful quilt just by leaving a comment on this post. Good luck!

UPDATE: This quilt now lives in Florida!

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MoodyCatCrafts said...

Oh that's so beautiful! I wish I had the confidence (and time) to start quilting!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Awesome! I've love to hang that on MY wall!

Kim said...

You did a great job on it Karen!

Happy Sewing

ItsNurseJessi said...

It is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Jan said...

Awesome is so right! Love it!

Poppyprint said...

What a fun group project and how incredibly generous of you to give it away! If I was the lucky winner, I will definitely pay it forward and donate this colourful quilt to our local emergency women's shelter. They have a donation quilt on every bed and when the women and children find a permanent home they can take the quilts along with them.

Anita in Florida said...

Wow...so those stips wind up only 3/4" inch??? Double Wow!!

Carol said...

Wow -- that turned out so beautiful! If I'm not chosen I may have to make one for myself!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

It´s really amazing !!

happy quilting
Angelika from the most northern part of Germany

arlette said...

Geez!!!, this quilt's awesome!!!, I'm amazed!!!!

quilter said...

Thank you so much for offering this quilt. I'd love to win. I am saving selvages now, trying not to think of all I threw away for so many years!!

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Pam said...

great way to use some scraps thanks for sharing

Sheila said...

Wow ,that is gorgeous and quite an amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Tami said...

What a cool quilt! I always love the scrappy look.

Michele said...

Oh wow! It turned out so cute! Great job everyone!

Elsbeth said...

wow, what a great quilt it is! Especially the fact that so many people participated - great.

ktquilts said...

Such a fun quilt!

Jennie P. said...

Wow what a wonderful quilt. I can't believe it's being given away. I have to try to win this! :)

Shanny said...

Oh! Count me in. The quilt is lovely!

heartsofhampshire said...

absolutely stunning- also priceless!!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Maravilhosa, obrigada por doação corajosa.Forme um novo grupo diferente e me convide que eu topo.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Madakamom said...

The quilt is awesome! I am just beginning my adventure with selveges. I've been collecting some in a box for a couple months now and have been thinking about sewing them together into fabric

deb g said...

oh, it came out beautiful.

deb g said...

oh, it came out beautiful.

NeverBored said...

Lovely! That looks like a good project for my guild. We do a lot of charity quilts with donated scraps so we've got a huge variety to work with. I think that's the key to what made your quilt so wonderful--all the variety in fabrics.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

The Arctic Circle? Are there really quilt shops there? What a fabulous quilt! I can't believe you are giving it away! I'd love to have my name in the hat for this one!

Thanks,
MGM

Annelise said...

Oh, this quilt is awesome! I hope it goes to Denmark!

QuiltSwissy said...

How exciting, it is so wonderful!



glen in Louisiana, USA

Mary W Quilts said...

I love it. I would love to be hanging it on my wall!

Quilting Corner said...

This is absolutely wonderful. Especially because it reflects the quilters all over the world. Great job.

Jodi said...

oooh, I know Tina from Seaside Stitches in RI! Wonderful quilt, everyone!

May Britt said...

It is a wonderful quilt :) And I would be happy to give it a home here with me :)

Hilachas said...

What? You're willing to part with it? Well, I'd love to have it and thank you for the opportunity to win it.

Brenda said...

it turned out great. sorry I was slow off the mark, but I turned my strip into another quilt. Would you post this on our string quilt blog, http://stringthingalong.blogspot.com
I can send you an invite if you're not already a part of this.

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful!! I love how it turned out!!! Thanks for the generous offer for a chance!

Gill said...

Fabulous!
Count me in please!

Pieces of Time said...

I wish I would have had time to take part in the quilt. This would be a great quilt to share with others.

Jackie said...

Wow, it turned out beautifully! Who wouldn't want to own it. If I were to win it, it would be a true honor as I know personally several of the quilters who participated!!

Caro said...

Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful quilt.

Lynn said...

What an amazing quilt and so special that so many people worked on it.

Gram said...

Count me in. Love that it's from far reaching places. Love that I found your blog. I will revisit.

Patti said...

What a fun - and beautiful! - quilt! Love the whole idea of it.

Christine said...

Oh yes please I love it and to know how many quilters have help make it, there are many names I know and follow their blogs. Thank you for the chance to win .....

Cross my fingers

Sandra said...

Very pretty quilt. Would love to win that beauty!

Dorothy said...

Love Karen, love the blog, love the quilt! I'm making my second selvage project right now!

hiyacinth said...

What a great quilt! I could look at it for hours!

Janet said...

Didn't it turn out fabulous! I would love to win.

Sewjournal said...

What a great prize and what a lovely quilt.

Girltwin64 said...

This quilt is awesome. I wiah I had known it was going on I would have loved to have participated in it. Ladies you did a great job!!!

Terri said...

Oh so pretty! Very inspiring to grab a bunch of scraps and make something quaint and cozy.
teminowi@yahoo.com

Linda said...

This is one of the most unique and meaningful giveaways I've ever seen. Thanks Karen!

stitchinpenny said...

A wonderful idea that has come to fruition.

theholdens said...

Awesome, somewhere out in the big wide world there is a new home waiting for the wonderful quilt. Great job everyone.

Laila said...

Oh that was a great idea:-) I love it!

Sue said...

It really is a beauty and I'd love to have it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue said...

It really is a beauty and I'd love to have it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Patty D from NC said...

That is one amazing quilt. I'd love to win!

Beth said...

Hi!
What a wonderful idea - I would never get tired of looking at all the different fabrics. Thank you for this opportunity.

puntadas de una peregrina said...

Me encantaria tenerla, felicidades a todas las que han participado cosiendola, buen trabajo.

Anya said...

How lovely! Thanks for the chance!

Sharyn said...

What a wonderful quilt! Love that it's from all over and love the variety of colors! Amazing!!

stormanen [at] gmail.com

Anne said...

It's very effective, well done to everyone!

Kwilter said...

You just gave me another idea for a scrap quilt. Wonder how selvages would look doing this assembly.

WoolenSails said...

I can't believe you are giving it away?
But if you want to, I would love a chance to win.

Debbie

Jill said...

fantabulous!!!

Rosa said...

Fantastic.Thanks for the chance to win!

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

How exciting! I'm so glad I was able to contribute to this fun project.

elaine r said...

The quilt turned out gorgeous-thankyou for this lovely giveaway!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Sew Distracted said...

wow! that is beautiful!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

The quilt looks great and has a wonderful story which is sometimes as important as what the quilt looks like.
I can't beleive you are going to give it away, but if you must, I will happily have it in my home.

DUDE said...

I absolutely love it.

sweetboaterchick said...

That is an amazing quilt! I love all the colors in it!
~Carolyn

Becky said...

What an amazing project! Thank you ladies for this inspiration. Guess, I'm saving 1.25 inch strips. Have a wornderful week!

AllyJo said...

What a generous gift. It's beautiful.

Kath said...

How much gorgeousness is that quilt! Well done to all who put work into it, just beautiful.

janice said...

Beautiful! I'd love to win.

RustyBird said...

The string quilt turned out beautiful!

SUMMER WALKER said...

Wow! This is not only inspiring, it is beautiful and a treasured keepsake as well. That is incredible.

Summer Walker

summerdual@ gmail.com

Chris said...

Love love love love love!

Nifty Quilts said...

It's wonderful! I want to make one myself someday.

Julie said...

Beautiful! I'm inspired to try such a project! What an honor it would be to have a quilt where so many diverse hands have had a part in making it.

Carol said...

This turned out fantastic! Love those narrow strips, very striking. I would love for this quilt to come live at my house, but if not, this is definitely going on my list to do. And the sooner the better. I already save many more strips than I used to so I already have some in a pile. Great job to all who participated.

Schulz Family said...

How amazing. I love that someone from New Zealand contributed. Hopefully we can win it too!!!

Missy Shay said...

How pretty! Thank you for the chance to win.
missysaprons@yahoo.com

karen said...

wow, that's gorgeous! Would love to win.

Sherrill said...

WHOA!! That is one awesome quilt and how cool that it is from all over the world! Would like the chance and thanks for a FANTASTIC giveaway!!

Deb said...

The quilt is amazing. I love the concept behind it!!

PrairiePeasant said...

It turned out wonderfully Karen! It's my kind of quilt! Well done.

Quilting in the South said...

I would love to win this. Amazing how different it looks from the one people make using a jelly roll with 2.5" wide strip.s

Deborah said...

Wow! What an amazing give away! The quilt is beautiful and would have a good home me. Thanks for the chance.
Deborah

-amy said...

Amazing. I am never lucky. But, you never know. ;)

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

Oh boohoo My strips obviously haven't arrived. I'm so dissapointed. I really wanted to do something for you Karen as you've been so kind to Myra and myself. Bar humbug!!!

Can we do another one? I'd love to win this. I see my lovely friend Martina's strips are in it.

karen from myfatquarter.blogspot.com

JoAnne said...

It's gorgeous! I have a friend who says that the colors in a quilt must be coordinated. I don't agree! All colors go together and your quilt proves it.

JoAnne said...

It's gorgeous! I have a friend who says that the colors in a quilt must be coordinated. I don't agree! All colors go together and your quilt proves it.

SewCal Gal said...

What a special quilt. Love the name you gave it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCal Gal said...

What a special quilt. Love the name you gave it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, I love this quilt. What a wonderful work of art by amazing people. Thanks for the chance to win.

robin said...

It's gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

Bean said...

Wow, I positively LOVE how it came out!!! I will snuggle and love all over this quilt if it is meant to come home to me *crossing fingers* :D

Debbie said...

I love this idea, and using the thin strips. I'm going to have to try it sometime! Thanks, Karen!

iluvmybugs said...

What a fun quilt!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
~Terry~

Ariane said...

Wow! It's wonderful!!! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win it!! Amazing!!

Bobbi said...

That is amazing. What a wonderful quilt!

Baklava18 said...

The quilt made me smile. Love all the colors!

Elena V
wildorchad@rambler.ru

hueisei said...

Amazing quilt!! I hope I'm the lucky one :)

Juli said...

That would be such a fun quilt to have in my house!

Quiltgirlie said...

A lovely colourful quilt.
LG, Britta

Sally said...

That is beautiful. Would love to own it

Annie said...

It's beautiful - I LOVE it! and love it that it was made by a collection of folk

Pamela Nees said...

One. Amazing. Quilt.

Love it!

JoyceLM said...

Gorgeous quilt.

jenny said...

Beautiful, I have just the space on my wall for that.

Joan said...

Marvelous! Good job, quilters!

Mickierae said...

What a fun quilt. Since I am an incurable scrap quilter this would be fun for me. I ay just start cutting 1.5" strips for this type of quilt. I did a 1600" quilt from 2.5" strips of every red I have in my stash and I really like it.

rubyru_rubyru said...

This is truly beautiful and all the more special as so many people participated to make it possible. I am saving all my selvedges to make a quilt like this!

Jan said...

What an awesome quilt! thanks for the give-away!

Jan said...

What an awesome quilt! thanks for the give-away!

Jan said...

What an awesome quilt! thanks for the give-away!

Aliceart said...

Wowee! That quilt is beautiful! I'd love to win it. What a smorgasbord of fabrics. Love it!

Nydia Kehnle said...

Beautiful Quilt thanks for the giveaway... nydia@nydiakehnlephotography.com

Tonya Ricucci said...

that is a FABULOUS quilt. congrats to all who contributed and especially to you for getting it all together.

Lore said...

I would love to win this quilt, it looks beautiful!

Diane said...

It's so fantastic!!! WOW.

Diane said...

It's so fantastic!!! WOW.

Deb said...

Wow. This quilt just might inspire me enough to make a string quilt. It's is lovely.

Deb S.

Pam said...

Totally love it!!
You are so gifted in turning odds and ends into art. :)

Brenda T said...

Fantastic! How can you not like a scrappy quilt.

Grammy aka Lindy said...

Love the quilt! Carolyn from Wisconsin is my friend!

Grammy aka Lindy said...

Love the quilt! Carolyn from Wisconsin is my friend!

Needled Mom said...

That is absolutely amazing! Yoou guys did an awesome job.

stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Karen,
what a stunning quilt, you've created from our strips, I'm really pleased, beeing a(small) part of this unique artwork. You've done the best job!!!
Hugs from Germany, Martina

Dianne148 said...

Certainly a world wide quilt. It's lovely!!

sallgood said...

I love this!! I was going to leave a comment anyway, but a chance to win it is a BONUS!!!!!

Tamara's notes said...

Oh my, what an amazing quilt. I love scrap quilts, and this totally awesome!

Heather said...

The quilt came out beautifully!

Heather said...

The quilt came out beautifully!

Angie said...

Now that is a beautiful quilt! I've seen ones done like this that have wider strips, but I really like the skinnier strips! Such a work of art! Absolutely stunning...

patty a. said...

The quilt turned out great! I am glad you listed who participated. I read the list and have had contact with several of these ladies.

Charity Lynn said...

Awesome giveaway!

Annika Angéus said...

It's a Beauty! I would love to win - and if i do, I will for sure treasure it.

Kind regards Annika

Aimee said...

Oh, it's so so beautiful!

Jean said...
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Jean said...

Such a fun idea!!

kathy said...

This is just gorgeous - so simple, but really colorful. Great job! And I sure appreciate the opportunity to admire it in person!

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

Oh my, that's a wonderful quilt! I'd love to give it a good home! VermontPines at aol dot com

Xmasnut said...

Wow! That turned out great! I'd love to win it. Thanks for the chance. nkadenver@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

What a great idea - this would be put to great use.

Jae Originals said...

Amazing! I would love to have this beautiful one of a kind quilt!

Jae Originals said...

Amazing! I would love to have this one of a kind quilt! Everyone did a terrific job!!

Debbie said...

It is quite amazing how beautiful a whole bunch of strips sewn together can look! Geat work everyone!!

Monica said...

Gorgeous! A different type of scrappy!

Monica said...

Awesome!A wonderful different type of scrappy!

Patti said...

What beautiful quilt. Truly inspired!

Kathleen C. said...

Everyone did a wonderful job of creating an artistic and fun quilt. The winner will feel very special with this World Quilt keeping her warm, thinking of the around-the-world quiltmakers.
Karen, what a good idea you had when you started this quilt. (I had wanted to join in, but other things got in the way I'm sorry to say). Congratulations to everyone!

Naomi Olson said...

Dreaming of a very colorful place. Beautiful quilt!

Chiska said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love love it! Thanks so much.

KWILEY said...

way cool - and to offer it a giveaway even better - what a neat story from all over the world :)

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt!! Love all the colors, so bright and happy!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

A great finish!

ThreeOldKeys said...

how simple ... meaning simply beautiful.

i'm surprised you're opening the giveaway to all ... and i kinda hope one of your contributors wins it.

but ... add my name to the list, please.
: )

Lobster Grrl said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I would love the opportunity to give this quilt to my mother, a long time quilter. She is terminally ill and I know this would put a smile on her face and in her heart.

sewmeow said...

What a fun project and beautiful results in this wonderful quilt.
Thanks for the chance to win it.

Deana Otto said...

So beautiful! Thank you for having this drawing!

Terry Aske said...

Fabulous quilt! I would so love to have this hanging on my wall.

Kathy Kinsella said...

What a great project ... I love it!!

daisy and jack said...

wow - fabulous quilt - now I know what to do with my leftover 1 1/2" strips - thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win this gorgeous quilt :)

QuiltChick said...

wow that's gorgeous!

Paula said...

Thank you for being so generous; the quilt is beautiful.
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

MoranArtandQuilts said...

IT's just gorgeous along with all the pretty items on the right!

Would love to own it!

Mary said...

What an awesome quilt!

Monica said...

Beautiful! I would love to win that quilt!

Lisa Lisa said...

So. Very. Cool! I would love to win this quilt!

Caroline said...

I love it! I have strips cut out for a jelly roll race quilt. I just need to find time to sew it.

Mego said...

fabulous! I wish I had the patience to do this...maybe wider pieces but I applaud all the ladies that worked on this! CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!

Elizabeth said...

This is amazing. A lot of Sewing "miles" in this one. I love, love,LOVE it!

Elizabeth
Eawella74@hotmail.com

Very Lazy Daisy said...

This is a fantastic quilt! I MUST make one. thanks for the inspiration!

Patti said...

What a great looking quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jamie M. said...

Love all the colors! :o) I need to learn how to be crafty!

Jeanne said...

What a fun idea! I'd love to give the quilt a new home.

Bonnie58 said...

love the quilt. it is beautiful

Bonnie58 said...

love the quilt. it is beautiful

Leah said...

That is an awesome quilt. Very intriguing.

Michi said...

I can see my strips! I loved the idea of making a quilt together with others and got the idea from Martina and I am so happy to be a part.
My name is Michi, not Ricki, sorry for my bad handwriting.
And here is my blogadress: michimachtdas.blogspot.com
Best wishes from Austria

Michi :)

Marilee said...

This was a great idea! I broke my arm and couldn't take part. Hopefully there will be a next time.

Smeek said...

What a wonderful idea. I love it and hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway.

Smeek said...

What a wonderful idea. I love it and hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sew What\'s Cooking? said...

What a beautiful quilt! I'm inspired! Thank you for the giveaway!

whimbrella said...

It is a beautiful piece of art. Simply wonderful!

OhioMomPatriot said...

It is beautiful and a treasure! Thank you for an amazing giveaway!

Kimmer said...

Wow!!! So cheerful and happy! I can't imagine what it must be like in person.
I would love this for my sofa, it's perfect for reading!

Penny from S.C. said...

Just my kind of quilt! Love it. Thanks

Amy said...

This is such a wonderful quilt with such a wonderful story. I would LOVE to win it!!

Irene G. said...

I love this quilt! I sure hope I'm the one out of so many others, who wins it! If not, I'm saving up my selvages to make my very own, with a little help from my friends.

dakotaessence said...

What an awesome project! Thanks for the opportunity to be it's next caretaker.
~Jillian

electricdunce said...

Wicked! as we say in this neck of the woods.

Louanne said...

You really want to give it away? Are you sure? It is so very sweet! I enjoy your blog - and am saving up so one day I can send you a picture of my selvedge quilt...

Jane S. said...

How exciting to make a quilt with so many other people! It certainly turned out well, and I would love to be the happy new owner. Thank you for a chance to win. :)

cdubya said...

What a fantastic quilt to have that was touched by hands across the globe. I was honored to be a part of it........and would LOVE to win it!
Carolyn

Jeane said...

That is a beautiful quilt and what a great idea of having people from all over the world contribute. I love making string quilts for charity but haven't made one like this so I may use it for inspiration.

Dar said...

Karen, What a surprise when I opened my blog to see that you finished the jelly roll quilt. It looks great!!! It would look great in my sewing room. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win.

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