Rosa's World

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"Chunkette" Contest!!!!

Hi There!

These past few weeks, I've been playing with my Civil War (and wannabee CW) fabrics and I ended up with a few "Chunkettes".

What's a "Chunkette"? you ask....

Well, it's a piece of fabric about 5" X 5" (at least). Could be more - I'm just guessing that the minimum size would be 5 inch square.

This blog contest would be ideal for anyone HAND PIECING a Dear Jane or Dear Hannah, or any other kind of small blocks or blocks with appliques, like perhaps a Baltimore quilts.

Sooooo, it you need or would like some Civil War "Chunkettes" (mostly browns) and you're HAND PIECING or applique'ing and require an assortment of CW fabrics..... this is the contest for YOU!!!

Just enter a comment... make sure you either leave me your email addy or that I can reach you via your blog comment. Anonymous posters? Well, you know - I can't really write back to you, if you win, right? *grin*

I hope to post a picture of these "Chunkettes", in a day or two. Contest ends 9 June, 2010... That's Wednesday at midnight. Thursday evening, I'll draw a name and Friday, 10 or so "Chunkettes" will be mailed out. Oh... and I don't mind mailing out Internationally, either!

UPDATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
PICTURE UPLOADED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Note: By the time I'm finished, I might add more to this pile - who knows, eh?)




Good luck!

Rosa

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rosa, so neat to see your blog. Yes, I am hand pieceing and do love the cw fabric. have not seen a lot in my rurual area, but have some from the net. wonderful blog. Dee peachesz1@amaonline.com

rockgranny said...

"Chunkettes" sounds interesting, and last few weeks I'm hand pieceing a lot.Do I have to mention that here are no CV ?

Judy Jane in Fayetteville said...

What a great idea. A wonderful way to control your stash and let someone else enjoy it. I hate to throw away my scrapes also. I would love to be in you contest. I am hand piecing my jane and am using Civil War fabrics. I want to use a different fabric for each block if possible. Thanks again.

Judy Jane in Fayetteville
grandmajudy_4@yahoo.com

Paula said...

Rosa very nice blog you have here, I would like to enter your contest. I love the CW fabrics.

Carolyn said...

love cw fabrics
seem to be few and far between lately in lqs
i am hand piecing and started with a fq assortment and would love to have a few chunkettes to mix in

HeatherL said...

LOVE the Chunkette idea!! Rosa, what a fun contest. I applique and may try hand piecing the Farmer's wife blocks. Jane is keeping me pretty busy in 30s repros.

Anonymous said...

Rosa,You do have a very neat blog.So full of insperation.
Thank You for charing chunks!!Ones pieces are others treasures.
Mardelle

Wenche said...

This is the first time I've heard a word like chunkette. A funny word :) When it comes to hand piecing I do that a lot. Mostly Baltimore Album blocks lately, but I did my first DearJane quilt all by hand. Even the quilting:)Why don't you have a look at my blog?

Brigitte said...

hi Rosa,
you are really good for surprises! what a lovely idea - maybe I'll be the lucky winner?????
friendship hugs from Bavaria
Brigitte

quiltlover said...

HI Rosa, that's a fun contest! And I love to hand piece and you already have my email addy so put my name in!
Thanks, Val

Mary Ann said...

Hi there, Rosa!!!
There's no way in the world that I can resist a "Chunkette Contest"!
You can always make me smile, my dear!!! Have a wonderful evening!

sherylb said...

Hi Rosa!

I LOVE CW fabrics ( even wanna-bes). I am collecting fabrics to start my Dear Jane. I am a hand quilting person. Pick me! Your "chunkettes" will be happy in my home :))

Sheryl in Louisiana
sherylb@atvci.net

Marla Cameron said...

Hello Rosa, I've been collecting Civil War fabrics for my DJ for the last few years (not always easy to find here in Ontario). I haven't started yet (trying to exercise a wee bit of self discipline and finish my Affairs of the Heart before I start something new) - I have the software, rulers etc. and plan to hand piece both DJ and DH along with QD. I would love some of your chunkettes for both DJ and DH.

Lyn said...

Hello Rosa,

Love your blog - and I'd love to enter your CW chunkette contest. I'm doing my Jane in 1800's reproductions so they'd be right up my alley. And yes, I'm behind on my triangle this week - again!
Lyn doring

Sharon said...

What an interesting way to connect to the quilters on the list. I'm doing my Jane in CW fabrics and am trying not to repeat any fabric.

Sharon Jane
Lafayette, IN
s.a.theriault@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Hey Rosa, "Chunkette" is a great term for them. I am handpiecing a lot lately, more than machine piecing actually. My favorites are CW and CW-like fabrics. Promise I'll give 'em a good home!

Sandy Johnson said...

Great idea Rosa. I would like some "chucketts" since I am hand piecing with different CW fabrics & those would work out fine. Thanks. Sandy in MN

WATTLE GIRL said...

Hi I am excited to see your blog. After many years of say never , ever, no never. will I make a Dear Jane. I am , Where I live in Tasmania Australia, we have only a few quilt shops and even fewer, Civil War fabrics, so some Chunkettes would be wonderful . I never thought making a DJ would be so much fun jenikift@hotmail.com
Also never knew so many folks made DJ. what a great tribute to her!

Rita Martine said...

Hi Rosa,
I'd LOVE to be the recipient of your chunkettes, so I'm very hopeful. They would be so special because they would have come from someone I've enjoyed meeting and chatting wtih via the DJ group. I'm currently doing Purple Jane and I'm really anxious to start my Civil War Jane, both by hand piecing. I've already started collecting CW pieces, but I want to have every block a unique fabric, so I have a ways to go, for sure!!!

Glad I found out about your blog. We've exchanged a few emails, but I hadn't known about your blog.

Rita Jane

lindaingr said...

Hi Rosa,
What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I love to hand applique and am currently working on blocks of my own design that are using reproduction fabrics.

Marie said...

Rosa,
Love your idea!! I am hand piecing a DJ and love to hear from others doing the same. I too am using CW and CW wannabes with Benartex Tried and True (mottled-look cream) as my background. Just bought the Farmer's Wife book to inspire a small block wall-hanging quilt. Can't ever have too much fabric. Would love some of yours to incorporate into my projects! Please include me in your contest!!!
moastler@gmail.com
Marie in NY

Liz said...

Cw chunkettes would be lovely here in OZ.

Trudy said...

Hi Rosa

Would loveto winCW fabrics from your Chunkette contest. I am working on Dear Hannah and Brenda's BOM all by hand pieing.
Keeping my fingers crossed

Trudy Wells
hotpotz@verizon.net

quiltcat said...

oh rosa,
I also love cws chunkettes sounds very interessting. I am a handpiecing and handsewer, make a "crazydj-dh with all my fabrics. here in austria its very hard to find cw-fabrics.
wish you a wonderful day and hope my english was to understand
mg elfriede

Susan said...

Loving CW fabrics as I do!!! I'd love to be apart of your "Chunkette" Contest!!

Regards,

Fernande said...

Hello Rosa, Yes, I make hand piecing and I like cw fabric. Imake last month 48 orange peel with this fabric for a exchange with quilters of France. We do not find easily it fabrics in Belgium but I make a exchange with Caroline from Brussels. Friendly, Fernande (Belgium)

daisywaite said...

Hello Rosa ! Glad to see your idea on a contest for chunkettes ! I was always wondering what to do with the extra pieces of a more modern quilt top I had made. I wonder if the singular of chunkette, could be be "chunkee" ? Most of our local fabric shops have closed, so our variety of CW fabric in rural Tenn is limited, but I keep piecing on !
Thanks for the inspiration !
Susan In TN

Carol in E TN said...

I like the word "chunkettes"! I love CW fabric and would love to win these chunkettes.

Amy said...

Rosa,

What a wonderful way to share your scraps. I have just started my Dear Jane adventure and would love to use CW fabric.

Amy
barricka@verizon.net

Christine Ziegler said...

Awesome blog and awesome contest. I would very much like to be entered as I am a newbie Jane (haven't started yet!) and just learning handpiecing so I can do the DJ quilt by hand!

Christine in Texas
cziegler@gvec.net

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very creative idea! I love CW fabrics and any chunkettes would be an added bonus. Thanks for including me :-)

Dina said...

Hi Rosa! I've enjoyed your comments and blog for years as a DJ site member. Several years ago you helped me set up my virtual web page. You're always so helpful and fun! I love your chunkettes idea....as always, helpful and fun! Dina
bellplumbingllc@gmail.com

Quilting Diva said...

Hi Rosa,

Thank you for sharing your fabrics, what a great idea. I'm just getting started on the DJ journey. Will be hand piecing 2 DJs, one for each of my kids. Would love to win the contest.

Take care,

LO

Roberta said...

Hi Rosa,
I enjoy your blog. I would love to have some cw fabric in my dj quilt from you. Enter me and see you on the list.

Sandra said...

Hi Rosa,
Your chunkette idea sounds like fun. I really enjoyed your site.
Sandie in SE Michigan
123sewsky@gmail.com

Val said...

Enjoy your blog I love CW fabric I am handpiecing would love to be entered into your "Chunkette"Comp
Val

edic8981@bigpond.net.au

SewCalGal said...

I love your new term "chunkettes". But it does remind me of candy. Of course, I'm a bit sweet on scraps of fabric too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

PS - I'll get this posted on my blog where I share insights on contests & giveaways shortly.

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Jenny said...

i just love cheddar orange, poison green and turkey red...oh, navy blue with that mix too!! best CW colors ever in my opinion!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I was interested to find out what a chunkette was - at first I thought you were talking about me! lol I would love to have some civil war chunkettes to use in my piecing and applique - they are hard to find here.
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Fairy Gardener said...

I'm so glad I found your blog.
I love CW quilts and fabrics and have wanted to do a Dear Jane quilt and your chunkettes are the inspriation I need.

Hope I win!

Marcia said...

Thank you for such a sweet giveaway. These chunkettes would be a good set for a quilt I've been hand piecing that I call "browns". mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

carol said...

I would like to Civil War Chunkette this summer.

benbel said...

Oh! These chunkettes are nice! Thanks for a chance to win!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!
andumuresan@yahoo.com

Micki said...

What a lovely giveaway! I am working on a Civil War quilt, so this would be wonderful!
Loved finding out what a chunkette was.
Micki

tich said...

I have only ever seen pictures of CW fabrics, as I live on a remote island off Scotland, but these chunkettes (love the word!) would fit in perfectly with a mini applique I am planning. Thanks for the opportunity. Really like the blog.

Blyle36 said...

I started DJ quite a while ago (years) and go great guns for a while, then switch to something else for a while, but DJ is on my "bucket list". I love the CW fabrics and use them when I can. Thanks.

Lyle in SC

blyle36@gmail.com

viridian said...

Hello rosa, nice to see a healthy amount of comments. I have a giveaway on my blog two - a set of 10 postcards.
http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/

Lesly said...

"Chunkette"! That is so great! I've just started using CW fabrics and I love them - please enter me for a chance!

Lisa Marie said...

Hello from Alberta!
Just found your blog and love it! I love the name you have given these little chunks of fabrics and I would love to add them to my stash!
scrapqwn@hotmail.com

keep sewing! said...

Hello, love those earthy tone chunkettes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Shelley said...

Chunkettes would be a lovely thing to win on your birthday and mine is today, June 9! Please count me in your generous draw!

Janet said...

Chunkettes sounds like a girl rock band - Nice fabrics and I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

Christine said...

oh are those ever so pretty!!

brown.christine@shaw.ca

Carin said...

I read this to late. Too bad, because the pieces are beautiful !! Congrats to the winner !!