Friday, February 26, 2016

WHOOMP There IT Is! #20 - It's Giveaway Time!

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Hello! It's so good to see you! If today is the first time you are visiting my blog, well then you picked a very good day to do so! It's giveaway time, and an extra special one to boot! But first I've gotta show you a couple of thangs.

I finished my custom quilt order and even made matching pillow shams! Yay me!
I'm this close to constructing one full block (1 of 16) of my Arkansas Traveler quilt and I'm lovin' how it's looking so far.  I only have a few more days to work on this project though.  It was #8 on my 2016 UFO Challenge list and the number chosen for February.  Hopefully, March's # will be for a small project or one that is almost finished so I can come back to work on this beauty.

Now we can get to the important stuff; The Giveaway!
I'm giving away a sampler pack called Shadows which consists of 20 Fat Quarters in shades of grey (not and black & whites (even though the description on the link says 19) AND a 5 pack Salt & Pepper Thread Set by Connecting Threads.  And this is where I have to say, this giveaway is in no way affiliated w/Connecting Threads. To sweeten it up a bit I'm including a Mojo bar and a $5 Starbucks gift card!

Another view of the prize =)
And to sweeten it up even more...I got a collaborator! Say hello to Sandra Fay of Fay West Designs!  She's a maker of gorgeous handmade jewelry that features miniature quilt blocks and fabric patterns.  I came across her beautiful jewelry creations on Instagram @faywestdesigns and ordered myself these 2 pairs of earrings over the holidays. Aren't they just lovely?!

She is graciously offering up these stunners as part of this giveaway.  Thank you, Sandra!
This sturdy pair of hand-made earrings is made of lightweight bronze findings making them perfect for the most sensitive of ears.  Each piece is handcrafted so no two are exactly alike. Attention is given to every detail.  After the colorful pattern is created, it is heated to add strength. This results in a tight and bright intricate design.  Small TILES Measure approx. 12mm square

To see more of this fabulous Mini Art Jewelry and other lovelies, visit her shop at    You can also find her on Instagram: @faywestdesigns.

There are 3 easy steps to enter!
  1. If you aren't already a follower, follow A Quilted Passion on Instragram @aquiltedpassion or Bloglovin'
  2. Follow Fay West Designs on Instagram @faywestdesigns
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know how you follow and what favorite quilt block you'd like to see on a pair of earrings.  It's that simple!
I will choose a winner next Thursday, March 3rd at 9p AZ-MST using True Random Number Generator and will announce it in a blog post on Friday, March 4th. This giveaway is now closed.

Now, let's get this party started!
A Quilted Passion
Thank the Host
Everyone likes to hear "thank you" and know their effort is appreciated.
Spread the Love
The more love you give, the more you get. Pick a number (mine is 5) and commit to visiting and commenting on that many link-ups. Let them know where you're visiting from and ask them to visit you. (This works well for me!)
Direct Link
Use a direct link to a specific post, not your main blog.
Link Back
In your blog post, include a link back to my post/blog and/or grab the WHOOMP There IT Is! button above and put in your post or sidebar. Thanks for spreading the love.
Follow Me ;)
Of course I would love for all you linky-uppers to be followers, but it's NOT required.

p.s. Craftsy is at it again!  Now thru 2/29/16 1159p MT, take an additional 20% off their existing clearance prices to give you great deals on their project kits and supplies for only a few days. Be sure to check out the deep discounts on your favorite brands before their Winter Clearance sale is over. Remember, the good stuff goes fast!

A Thread for Life
...if I die suddenly, my gravestone might appropriately offer this insight into my departure: "God got tired." I require lots of work.  - Beth Moore, Believing God


  1. I follow you on instagram (@notqnot), and I follow Fay West Designs on Instagram.
    I would love to see a Swoon Block on a pair of earrings.

  2. I follow both of you on Instagram. I'd love to see a Jacob's Ladder block on a pair of earrings. There is just something about that block I've always loved. And yay to matching pillows for the quilt you made. I'm sure they will love them :)

  3. Hi Zenia! You made beautiful quilt and the matching pillow is a lovely add! I follow you with bloglovin and Fay West Designs in IG. Those earrings are gorgeus! Those colourful quilt blocks are so beautiful. I'm just working with Chic Country blocks and that would be fun on earrings! x Teje

  4. I would love to see some simple would be neat

  5. Yeah, you finished the rag quilt! I follow via BlogLovin'! My block for an earring would be Bradford's Beauty!

  6. What a sweet giveaway and generous too! What about the carpenter's star for earrings? I follow both of you on IG, I'm @QuiltedBlooms. Thanks you for hosting AND the giveaway!

  7. I love the quilt and shams! EEK so good! I follow on bloglovin and I follow on IG. I love all star blocks.

  8. Hey Z I follow you on instagram, your blog, QA meetings and around town...I sound like a stalker now. I love the fabric choice you know that is my current obsession. Love the earrings and think the swoon block would be amazing.

  9. I follow you and now FayWestDesigns on Instagram, and follow you through email and BlogLovin'l! I think any star block would look awesome on these earrings - what a fun giveaway!!

  10. follower on gfc and i love the idea of quilt block ear rings

  11. Long time Bloglovin follower and just added both on IG. I'm more active on IG these days and this was great cuz I love finding my favorite bloggers there! I'd love to see a swoon block.

  12. Hi Zenia! I love how your custom quilt and shams turned out!! I follow you on IG and blog lovin' and sometimes around town too :) I now follow Fay West on IG and I think I will be loving her earrings for gifting to others and myself!! I would like to see a cathedral windows earring design!! THanks for the chance to win!!


  14. Followed on Instagram and Bloglovin!

  15. I'd love to enter for the giveaway, but I don't do Instagram. Best of luck to all. :)

  16. I love the pillow shams you made to match the quilt. I follow with GFC, don't have instagram. I think Carpenter's Wheel would be great on earrings.

  17. Zenia, the quilt and shams are gorgeous! wow!
    I love those blocks too
    The earrings are beautiful. I look ridiculous in earrings like this, just because I am not snazzy, but i would certainly like to get a pair for my sweet sister, Joyce.
    Hmmmm a block.... A star block would be cute.
    Thanks loads for having such a generous give away, best of luck to all
    I follow you by email, and instagram and i will follow Fay too

  18. Congratulations on finishing your custom order. It looks great, as do the pillows. I follow on Bloglovin and Instagram.

  19. I follow by email. Would like to see Jacob's Ladder on a pair of earrings. Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    Cookie in Mandeville LA

  20. I follow on BL. I would pick a star, really any star since I like stars but who doesn't right?

  21. I am a follower on BL. Instagram too. The earrings would look great in a star, which I love seeing in quilt patterns. THanks for the chance. Heide

  22. I'm following on Instagram both of you. I would love a Log Cabin block.

  23. I follow you both on IG. what a fun and great giveaway! Love Connecting Threads threads. Use them all the time with appliqué, love all the colour options!!!

  24. I follow both you and FayWestDesigns on Instagram (thank you for the heads-up for her art - beautiful, intricate work). I'd like to see Snail's Trail block in her work. Great giveaway btw!

  25. Lovely quilt finish! Thank you for the generous giveaway! I follow you on Bloglovin and Fay on Instagram. Love her art! If I win, I'd love to put one of my own blocks on the earrings...perhaps Starcrossed or Peppermint Twist, but in blues and purples (my favorites).

  26. I am a new Bloglovin' follower and loooove those earrings! I just saw a new quilt pattern named Dangling Diamonds that would look pretty on these earrings.

  27. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I am
    following you both on IG. I'd like to see the simple grandmothers garden.

  28. I follow on bloglovin. I'd love to see a grandmothers' flower patch - they remind me of my mom when she was teaching me to sew.

    mindingmomma at aol dot com

  29. Your quilt looks so cozy and snuggly! Thanks for sharing the photo! I follow you and Fay West Designs on on Instagram, and I'd love to see pinwheels on earrings. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderfully generous prize!

  30. I follow you on Bloglovin. I don't have a smart phone, so I don't follow on Instagram. I think a mariner's compass would be pretty in the earrings.

  31. I follow you on both IG and Bloglovin. I would love earrings with the churn dash pattern. 😀


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