Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Pink Panda Pillow ...and a Giveaway!!

I have been sick this weekend and had trouble getting to this post to get it online but here it (finally!) goes.

I have been doing a little around here trying to get motivation back. I finished my April block for the Round Robin Mystery Mini and got it sent off. The May block is also finished (the first person sent it early) but I thought I'd hold onto it for just a bit so the next person isn't overwhelmed.
I also have both kids going to birthday slumber parties tonight so I've been doing some last minute crafting. My daughter is going next door to the "girl" house (3 daughters) and I always make them stuff. Their mom and I joke that we are our kids' other moms so I always think I should do stuff for them. I found out that this particular daughter has a collection of pandas so I went to PiecebyNumber for their paper pieced panda here. Let's just say, when paper piecing one should not rush. I can't tell you how many mistakes went into this piece, but it's finally done.

I didn't have time to add the bamboo. I just whipped up a pillow for her. So what do you get when you have a girl that likes pink and pandas? Why a pink panda pillow, of course!
I thought it turned out pretty cute and I think she'll like it. Considering I finished it 2 hours before my daughter had to take it to the party, I was cutting it close.I also found out that I did not win the Accuquilt barn quilt contest but congrats to the winners. Their blocks are gorgeous!
I had also planned a giveaway for my 1 year blogiversary but we are now a month out from that so I am way overdo. I even have it in a box ready to go...I just needed to get it done so without further ado...

To celebrate my one year and one month blogiversary, I am giving away a self made charm pack of leftovers from my boy twin quilt and a TMQ binding tool.

The charm pack is made up of leftovers from my boy twin quilt so you are getting some Dr. Seuss fabrics, some Fairy Tale Friends by Moda and a few other prints. I bought two binding tools; one for me and one for you. I used mine on the boy twin quilt and I loved it. There's a great video by the Missouri Star Quilt Co. on youtube to show you how to use it.

This giveaway will stay open through 9 pm EST Saturday 5/5/12 and a winner will be announced on May 6th. This contest is open to United States and Canada only. Sorry international! This all comes out of my pocket (or hubby's, rather, since I'm not working right now!).

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

To enter...
1) Leave one comment below for a single entry.
2) Be a follower for a second entry.
3) If you post about it in any way (blog post, tweet, etc), leave a third entry.

That's it! Good luck, and happy (very late) blogiversary to me!

78 comments:

Just Carol said...

Happy blogiversary! Love the little panda--too cute!

Eden said...

You did a great job on your panda block! That was the perfect background too, looks just like bamboo - I would have been concerned with it's directionality but it looks just like a stand of bamboo. Happy blogaversary, even if it is late!

Eden said...

Oh, and I am already a follower, I think... I'll check. I follow you on my dashboard. I'll check, if I'm not already I will be.

Jamie Lee said...

Happy blogiversary! I bet the pillow was a welcome addition to the collection...cute!

Jamie Lee said...

I am a follower.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Very cute Panda!
Happy Blogverary (sp??? is that really a word??) Anyway, congratulations.
And thanks for the giveaway..these would be great in an "I Spy" quilt!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

And yes, I am a follower! And enjoy your blog!

Chiska said...

I love your panda! Congrats on one year.

Chiska said...

I'm a follower.

ritainalaska said...

cute panda ... just browsed piecbynumber, thanx for the link!
your blog is terrific, congrats on the first year.

ritainalaska said...

i'm a follower :)

Sallie said...

Happy blogiversary! The panda is really cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love Pandas.

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you.

Jennifer Gail said...

Made a post on my blog.

Marcia W. said...

Happy blogiversary! Your pink panda pillow is very cute - and like the other UFO projects you have posted too. I have a hexie project that pull out from time to time as well. Congratulations!

The Thompsons said...

What an adorable panda - love it! I love that it's surrounded by pink!

The Thompsons said...

And of course, I'm a follower. :)

B Greene said...

Congrats on reaching another blog milestone! I really need some more boy-themed fabric, but the charm pack is perfect! The binding tool is at the top of my wishlist - how did you know? Thanks for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

I am a new follower - very glad that your giveaway brought me to your blog.

B Greene said...

Tweeted the giveaway, too.
https://twitter.com/#!/AlphaBecky/status/196699977408446464

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns e muitas criatividades junto com muitas felicidades.Sou seguidora.

M-R said...

Cute pillow! Happy blogiversary, Melinda! Mine's coming up this month. I can't believe it's been a year already!

M-R said...

I'm definitely a follower. :)

Mike Pearson said...

Nice pillow :) Love pandas :)

Mike Pearson said...

I'm a follower!

laurawilson25 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win the little boy fabric to finish a quilt for my nephew.

laurawilson25 said...

And I am a follower through Google Reader.

Mike Pearson said...

I tweeted and blogged it: http://amateurquilter.blogspot.com/2012/04/tildas-twisted-life-is-having-giveaway.html

Mimi said...

Happy Blogiverary to you!!! Love the panda pillow it is awesome!!

Mimi said...

I tweeted your giveaway @mimistarquilter

Mimi said...

I tweeted your giveaway @mimistarquilter

Mimi said...

I am a follower! Thanks for the chance!

Gene Black said...

the Panda looks great. LOL...I make so many mistakes when I paper piece too.
Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

Allegory said...

That panda looks fab! I didn't know we started our blogs so close together. How awesome!

Ella said...

I'm a follower!

Ella said...

Love the panda pattern!

Renee G said...

The pillow is cute and I love all these fabric bits.
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Renee G said...

And yes I follow on GFC
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Maria Kievit said...

Love the panda pattern You did a nice job for not having much time. New follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maria Kievit said...

Love the panda pattern You did a nice job for not having much time. New follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

~Kelie~ said...

That panda pillow is awesome!!! Very very creative!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

~Kelie~ said...

I'm a new follower!!!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Very cute pillow, pandas are precious.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am a follower.

Linz said...

I LOVE the panda!!! SO cute!! Way to go!!! :)

Linz said...

And of course I am a follower!

robin said...

Happy blogiversary!

robin said...

I'm a follower!

robin said...

I Tweeted: http://tildastwistedlife.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pink-panda-pillow-and-giveaway.html

Lee said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love the panda pillow - very sweet - thanks for the giveaway!

Lee said...

I am a follower!

Kathrynn said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary. The panda is really cute. Thanks for the giveaway

Alli said...

Your panda pillow came out great! And good job finishing it just in time -- when I come up against deadlines like that, I tend to spend like twenty minutes just freaking out about the deadline instead of getting to work. :D

Alli said...

I follow your blog in my reader. Congratulations on your blogiversary! :)

Amy said...

Stopping in from Canoe Ridge and I LOVE your panda!! He's waving hello! I'd love to enter your giveaway for your amazing sounding scraps!! Congrats on your 12+1 month blogiversary! Thanks for the chance.

Sonia said...

Cute Panda pillow and happy blogiversary! :)

Sonia said...

I'm a new follower

Sonia said...

I'm sharing your giveaway on my blog too. :)

Deb said...

Happy Blogiversary! Isn't blogging a wonderful connection to other crafters? I'd love to be included.

Elisabetta said...

I am new follower ^^)

Elisabetta said...

I'd like to make something for my two little kids, don't know what but the internt provides many inspirations ^^)

Elisabetta said...

I linked on my page to this giveaway
http://kikkamella.multiply.com/links/item/53/Tildas_Twisted_Life_A_Pink_Panda_Pillow_...and_a_Giveaway

Richard Healey said...

Thanks for the giveaway going to have to watch that video and figure out what that tool is.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://blog.beccacooks.com

Richard Healey said...

I am a follower

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://blog.beccacooks.com

christy said...

Great giveaway! Thanks
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Kristy said...

Congrats on your milestone! :)

Kristy said...

I follow here and now on Pinterest too! :)

Elisabetta said...

I tweeted rhe giveaway

Julianne K said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a cute charm pack, I'd be so happy if I won!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

LOVE that Panda block! What fun! I'm sure she loves it, too. Thanks for the giveaway. I need to have another one, maybe when I get to clean up some of my quilty stuff

Catskill Quilter said...

Oh, what fun to try a new ruler! Thanks for the giveaway!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower...

Kell said...

Such a cute panda & happy blogiversary!

Kell said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Charlene S said...

Great Panda!

Charlene S said...

I am a follower! Love visiting your blog?