Welcome! Merry Christmas and happy whatever holiday you celebrate. It's Christmas at my house so let's kick the season off with some giving.
Before I do the giveaway I want to say thanks to the over 50 quilters who responded to my call for help yesterday and no one, (a tribute to how nice you all are) said "what the heck were you thinking putting that layout together?" which was what I was saying to myself. What Regi said about all of us is so true, "I would almost guarantee that each of them would see something a bit different about the quilt and have a different favorite part or a different way to “fix” it."
I appreciate all of you who took the time out of your day to help. Michaela actually drew a plan, scanned it and sent it, Charlie sent a picture and is thinking about it at work today and I had loads of emails back and forth from several of you. Kinda shows how much we all love quilting.
I have tried many options and I'm still working on it, but now I have so many more ideas...many of your suggestions spurred other ideas of my own. I think I may have to put all your names on the label. So, for all of you I'm having our own little private giveaway. I put all your names in a hat and I'll draw a winner on Saturday for something just for you. I would draw right now, but I have to make something!
And now to the real purpose of this post, Giveaway Day! I'm giving away a little Santa's village quilt. The winner will receive their choice of one of these 3 quilts. I hope to have them finished by Saturday, so that's when the giveaway will end. I'll post the winner at noon, central time.
Here's the deal. I love Christmas and I love to decorate. I've gotten the boxes out of the basement and I've started. Your task is to guess how many Christmas trees will I use to decorate my house. The trees have to be 3 dimensional and ornaments don't count. Everything else is fair game. If more than one person guesses the correct number, the first commenter with the correct guess will win their choice. (Who knows, maybe we could have a few more winners, maybe some fabric? So, guess away! Have fun!
EDITED TO ADD: A few have emailed and asked do they have to be live trees...nope...only 3 dimensional and international folks...of course you are welcome! I've put together some (actually 6) 1 yard fabric bundles(2 prints from the Kansas City Star history prints and a coordinating solid) to give away too, so don't give up! Let's keep having holiday fun!!!!
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4, I guess 4.... You can just send the little house quilt right here to me in Missouri.... where it is supposed to snow tonight...
I love those little quilts of yours, I've been lusting after them since I saw them pop up on your blog a while ago... I must get over my fear of applique!!
Now, how many trees.... that's a tough one, I'd guess about 15.
Hmmm Well I think I am going to guess 13 Trees!
Love the little quilts and I can't wait to see the final product on the quilt from yesterday!!
ok. How many trees. Right...inside and out? Hmm... I'm going for 8. In fact, if you weren't going to have 8 you should now just choose 8, 8's a good number. Keep it at that, OK? ;D
(can you tell I am really desperate for that quilt!!!)
I think 5!
I just love your quilts and I would looooove to win a Christmas quilt of yours!!!
Thank you for the giveaway.
I'll guess at 6 trees. Also, your Thanksgiving story about your dog was just beautiful.
I am guessing 5
I'm going to guess at 9. Your little quilts are adorable.
Since Rachel already took my favorite number, I'm going with 18 trees.
before I guess, your quilts are just beautiful. I think you have 7
have a great day. Erika
I was going to say 5, but I see someone has beat me to it. I'll say 7. After all, someone has to make up for the fact that I'm not putting up any tree at all. *GASP*
I am going to guess ten. Seems like a lot but you are a festive gal! Thanks for the giveaway...
I'll guess 11...nice gift, thanks for offering them!
your houses are adorable! i'm going to guess 12 trees...
Your work is inspiring. I will guess 6 trees.
i love the guessing giveaways...it makes me feel like i have more of a chance. I also love your little village quilts. they are just so darn cute.
I guess you will use 12 trees to decorate your house.
I guess 8, we will have none this year :-) just a wreath
6 trees? One of those quilts would be wonderful!
Fun! My initial guess was going to be 6, but I see a number of people already guessed that. I'm going to say 9 instead. I don't think that's been guessed yet! Love your little quilts - they're so cute!
I'm going to guess 5 trees! And I bet you decorate them all in different themes!
3. It seems a low number when compared with the other guesses but it might just work?!
Totally wild guess, 12 trees!
Glad you had so much fun with everyone's responses. I love it when bloggers post their layouts and ask for ideas. It's so much fun, and I learn so much from thinking about it and from reading everyone else's responses. How much less fun before the Blogosphere arrived!
28 right? *giggles*
Okay, I'm going conservative-how about 1 really special tree? Your quilts are beautiful.
I'm thinking you're including trees in a snow village or something like that so my guess is 14
I haven't read the comments but I'm gonna guess 3 trees.
I'm going big on this one- 23 trees. Why so many? Because you could have a little village full of trees or some other adorable decoration that I'm going to drool over later when I read your blog and you put up the photos of all the trees.
17 trees :-)
OK all the really reasonable numbers are already taken! I'm left with... 17! Thanks!
I've loved your little houses since I first saw them, so would love to win one. So, I guess ...hum ... let me think .... 13. Hope I'm near the mark!
22? your stuff is so cute!
I'll guess nine.
Thank you for the chance and have a great holiday!
I'm going high b/c when I start thinking about it, there are lots of trees in our decorations and they're not necessarily something I "collect."
I'd love to win! I'll pick a number that hasn't been picked yet ... 16.
Can I log one more guess? OK, it's 21.
I'm going to guess 18. I don't think that is taken yet.
I'm going to say 12.
Thanks for the visit! It's been great surfing around all these blogs I haven't been to before :)
Hmmm.... I'm guessing its more than your average person. Maybe 10?
How about 19 and a very festive home with that many trees!
25. Like an advent calendar. :-)
I'll guess 13.
I love your quilts..crossing my fingers :)
I am guessing 20 :)
Nice round number!
Hmmmmm... I'm gonna guess 22. And I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, REALLY hope that I'm right.
How manytrees......hmmmmm....guess I will pick my lucky number of 8. That sounds like too many, but that is what I am sticking to.
Glad that you had so many suggestions on the quilt. It was such fun to read the different comments and see what others would do. Blog quilting is certainly fun. Does this mean it will be a traveling quilt that we all get to have for a period of time??? Now, that would be a good idea.
I'm guessing 6!
Love your work and your blog. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.
I guess 6....
love the quilts!
I'm going to go with 12...
Looks like all the reasonable number have been spoken for so I'm going to say...3
Whoever wins is going to be THRILLED with your little Christmas villages.
6 trees, but I have a feeling it's more!
Oh, this is fun! I'll go with lucky number 9...
I'm gonna say 11...
I'm guessing 32. I know it sounds like a lot but I'm guessing you have a collection of miniature trees.
Wow, beautiful work. I love the redwork quilt too. The layout is lovely! Um, let's see, I'll guess that you've got 24 trees. Happy holidays! :)
54 trees! I love the give-away, please enter me.
All right, first let'ssee
1 dining room
1 livining room
1 family room
1 front hall
1 for good luck!!! So i guess
Ta Da 5
Oh my gosh I couldn't find room for more than one, you must have a huge house so I'll go with 8.
I'm going to say 14. I don't think I would have enough energy to put up that many trees, but I'd love to see a house with that many.
Well there are 12 days of Christmas so how about 12! Thanks for the giveaway. Jenn
I'm guessing six, bit and small! Love those little quilts! Allison
I'm thinking 7 and imagining how creative they will be! Have enjoyed your blog and would love one of your wonderful little holiday houses! Happy Holidays!
I'll guess 7 and I'm sure with your talent that they'll all be wonderful
if you are anything like my grandmother you will have 15, but I will guess 9.
Wow, this is great!! A special drawing for us who commented yesterday, and now this one too? I am in Tallgrass Prairie heaven:)
Anyway, my guess is 7. We have ONE. lol! Maybe one day when we have a bigger house I will have more. Right now our tree consumes our tiny living room. But it's fun:)
I guess 7! What fun!
I would guess 6.
Oh these are so so so darling! I love the one best with the stars. How sweet. I didn't realize it was giveaway day or I'd have done something too. Well now, trees, hmmm I guess 8. But someone already guessed that!! Dangit. I'll say something outrageous like 20.
I also guess 7 good luck to all!
Rane and kids.
It must be something crazy, so I'll say 18?
I'll say 12 for the 12 days of Christmas!
7, definitely 7....
Those are beautiful stitcheries.
I'm guessing 38
I'm going to guess...umm...23.
Love those little chistmas quilts. My guess is 7. And I now others have guessed the same... There is never enough of a good thing
Let's see trees? I have nine 3D trees in my house, so that's my guess. :)
Your quilts are lovely.
My guess is it will take 6 trees.
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OH man, I love those little quilts. I have a ton of little trees at my house so I'm going to guess high - 25.
I guess it is 21. Just guessing...
I'm guessing 29
Hmm - I can see little ones on your kitchen counter, maybe at your desk in the studio, and then big ones. . . how about 7? I hope I'm right! :) Thanks Jacquie
It feels a little like the Price is Right guessing how many trees. I'll say 34, since you love Christmas, and really...trees can add up. I love the little houses! On a side note, I thought about the red quilt all day yesterday, but the only thing I could really think of was to change the red square with something more white than red, that might soften it a bit, becuase, really...I liked the layout. Good luck with that!
Ok here's my guess: 12. Completely randomly just throwing that out there! Keeping my fingers crossed!
I'm going to go with 11. That may be low, but it's a guess! LOL!
How many christmas trees? I'd go mad and suggest 25! Just love all that tree goodness!
I'm going to guess 23. I think that's guessing high, but who knows. :)
i am guessing 23 since i dont think that number has been picked yet...and i hope it isnt too far off! well actually i hope it is right one because i love the squares!
I'll guess 15 -- Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!!!
I am guessing 11. I'd love these squares. They are beautiful!
im going out on a limb but im going to guess 32
I guess you'll use 47 trees. Are you a collector, perhaps? I know a gal that collects creches/nativities, even had their roof shingled to look like Mary/Joseph/Jesus!
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My guess is eleven. Kim
I've been admiring (and, OK, wanting to try to copy) those tiny quilts since you've been posting about them.
I'm going to guess 16. Why not? :)
I can't get over how wonderful your little quilts are! The houses and trees...so precious. I've been so busy lately and have gotten behind on your wonderful blog. Time to catch up! Oh, and I'm guessing... 10, just for kicks. x
I'll guess 27
I am guessing that some of them are quite small trees so with that in mind I am guessing 23. I don't know maybe that is too high but I am thinking small. A few bigger ones of course.
beautiful quilts...i guess 26 b/c i don't think it's been guessed yet, lol! happy holidays!
I guess ten trees.
I love those quilts.
OK I'm quessing outside the block here. 25
I'm gonna go with 42. I think it's easy to get a big number if you're collecting things over the years. And I would love to win some fabric...or the quilt.
I am a fan of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!!! My guess is 9...why 9 - it just came to me!!
So cute! My guess is 17 trees.
I'll guess 11 trees. I would love to win your quilt. Merry Christmas!
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I guess 12 for the twelve days of Christmas. :)
Oh wow - that's a toughie. I'll guess 5.
Your quilts are so gorgeous!
I'm in LOVE with your little houses so I'm sad to be such a late commenter. I'm going to have to go with a high number. This sounds crazy but 38?
I'm not sure how big your house is -- but I guess they could be small trees too. I'm going to guess something crazy. Say 28 trees (I was initially going to guess 53, but I thought that might be too much). The quilts look lovely.
Even though it has already been chosen, I will go with my lucky number 14. I can't imagine having that many but I have seen some pretty Christmasy houses with more than one tree in a room.
Well, 110 commenters before me. Who knows maybe I should take a wild guess.
How about 9.
My guess is 25! I love your quilts! :)
I am going to guess 7 just because...amazing quilter and I am linking you!
So many people picked the number I was thinking that you'd have to cut your sweet quilt into tiny squares. Hmmm, okay...26.
my guess is 62
I love your stuff as always.
thse are so adorable, i'd love to win!!!
there are way too many comments to read, but i'm going to guess 43 trees!
Those are so cute!
As for the trees. I say 16 :)
I'm guessing 21 trees. :)
Okay, I'll go out on a limb and say 62. You never know!
Love your blog - very inspirational to this "follw the pattern" quilter!
I guess about 7 trees.
I'm sure your giveaway will be adorable and I'm guesing 9 trees.
Thank you for letting us Europeans enter! :)
I'm going to guess 29 - wonder where you'd put that many!
Um.... 34. LOL...maybe a village?
48 Sounds great!
Would love to win that quilt! Hmm, numbers have been repeated...that's a conundrum for you sweetie. I would guess 27.
I am going to guess, you are doing an advent in Christmas trees and are going to do 25
Those are absolutely darling! I have just the place for them too. :~)
Hmmmm, I'll guess 50. That's a really wild guess, but everything else is taken! ;~)
i'm going to go with 8 because that's my lucky number! have fun decorating, your little xmas houses are adorable!
I guess 9. This was really hard! But I love all the little village stuff you've been making.
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18 is my guess. You go, girl!
Okay, I am going to guess a ridiculous number, but its the number that first popped into my head... 72! You said "no ornaments", but you did not say "no decorations", and I am imagining lots of little tree decorations dotting tiny villages... yes, I am probably way out of the ballpark, but I'm sticking to my number!
My mother had a Santa Claus collection...
So, I think 47 is not too many.
13! 13 trees!
How many trees?? Let's see. I'm going to guess 2.
I am going to guess 11 trees. Do you have one of those great ceramic ones with the plastic bulbs and the light inside it to cause them all to glow? Trying to find a nice way to get my grandma to send me hers. LOL! I remember pulling the bulbs out and rearranging them on visits to her house at Christmas.
Hi Jacquie, just going down the SMS list, it's taking all day, but it's lots of fun! Miss K is home sick, so I'm not going anywhere anyway. Even if I picked a number of trees, I'm sure someone has already picked it before me. But here goes...26. (that's a lot of trees!) I love the little quilt with the stars in the sky. (how fun to find out I'm included in your other fun drawing!). Have a great day!
I am going to guess 22. I think so.
I say 14 trees. Hope they're small!
Those are so super cute!!!
I think you have 27 trees in your house. Am I close?? I was going to guess 23 but someone took that and my thinking was along with theirs, you could have a little village that has trees in it.
Well, with a minimum of one per rooms plus extra, I say 23
I say 14 trees.
Beautiful little quilts, as always.
Going with 9. Definitely 9.
8 trees is my guess..............and OMG you have got some comments here ...........lol....have fun......
I am guessing… 35 trees!
oh my, I've no idea what other people have guessed, I shall say 11!
love the way the houses look now they are finished!!!
I would love to win this :). Please do count me in.
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I'm guessing 7. BTW, I think your red quilt is coming along nicely. I checked it out yesterday, but didn't have anything better to add to what was already said! That is awesome that people sent you sketches! I can't wait to see the end result.
12 - my lucky number =)
i will say 5.
I would say 12... and I am sure you have some cool decorations.
i will guess 24 trees! love your christmas quilts, they are extremely cute :)
My in-laws used to do 30. Full. Size. Trees. In their house. So I will put you at 18.
I guess 3!
I think 6...my whole life I've wanted more than just one tree around my house!
wow love that!! soo cute!! sign me up!!!
mmmm i'm guessing 10!!
mmm i guess seven!!
hope i'm right!!!
My brain is thinking 27 for some reason. But somebody already guessed that. Oh well, gotta go with your gut.
very cute, maybe 9 trees.
I guess 12 Trees to match the 12 days of Christmas song.
Okay, call me crazy, but I'm going to guess 27.
I want, want , want! Cool givaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm going to guess that you have 13 trees, because that is what I think I have--
well.... I say 1 :DD
and I hope you have a great christmas :D
and I must say these little quilts are stunning!!!
12! One for each month of the year :-)
Count me in!!
I guess 12, I don't know if that number is taken already but here's hoping
I am really late in the guessing (silly work getting in the way of blog reading) but my guess would be 8! I am thinking foyer, dining room, living room, den, kitchen, and one in three bed rooms. I love, love, love these little quilts! I
My guess is 15...hopefully I'm right! Your work is AMAZING!!!! Thanks for the chance to win a quilt!
My guess is lucky 7. Though this late in the game I don't know how lucky I will be.
I love your little houses, and for the magic number of trees...I guess.... 6... =D
I'm guessing 8!
your little christmas quilts are so stinkin' adorable! I love them.
I would have said 8 - because thats my lucky number, but thats already been guessed
So I will say 13 trees, cause thats my other lucky number *lol*
You're giving away a quilt?? You rock!! Hmmm ... I'll guess 36 trees.
I'm such a fan of your Christmas houses! what a beautiful and thoughtful giveaway gift! thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity!
oh your redwork quilt is going to be so lovely!! I love how the fans give an illusion of circles ~ so much motion for the eyes to look around!
I love Christmas decorating too! I have a small studio apartment so I'm limited to one pine tree and a smattering of smaller tree decorations around shelves and tables. So I have around 15 trees, and I guess that you have at least 35 trees you're decorating your house with!
Happy Holidays, Jacquie!
Love your quilts. I'm guessing 9 trees.
Having so many trees that I decorate with I am going to guess 31. I absolutely love your tree and house quilts and really want to make one of my own, but winning one would be even better.
Merry Christmas and keep up the wonderful quilting, you are such an inspiration to all of us.
I'm guessing FIVE trees. I bet two of them are mini.
Thanks for the chance
Gina B: 36 trees
I'm going to guess 8 :D
I am guessing 12 for the 12 days of Christmas.
hmm, I'll have to say 33? Yep, that's it (I hope!). I love the way your quilt is coming together! I'm sure however you end up putting it together will be beautiful Jacquie. The red and white (or is it cream) look great together! Oh, one thing I thought of when I saw the latest photo was to shift the blocks of 4 around so the diagonal square blocks are all next to each other in each other in the quilt? Or maybe this wouldn't work since you have 3 sets instead of 4 across. I'm probably just confusing the matter. Don't mind me!
Oh my goodness, that's a good one! Love all the houses you've been making recently Jacquie. OK, how about 36?!!
Ok, I'm going to guess 37 trees. Only because all of the other guesses were taken!
My guess is lucky 7 :)
I'd love to enter your contest. Thanks for your generosity.
13. And those quilts are adorable!
I would guess the total to be 11. Whatever it is I am so sure they are beautiful.
In scanning through, folks seem to be going with big numbers, so I thought I'd try for a smaller one to see if I'm lucky! :) how about 2?
My guess is 22. You mught have little table top decorations that are trees so I'm thinking you'll have a lot.
i'm going with 27.
I think you have 17 trees to decorate your home.
Do we get to see a picture of each one?
14! And when you are ready you can send one to me as we are going treeless this year. Boo hoo.
I'm going for 16 trees. Hope I'm right!
Love it! I guess 12. Thanks so much for the chance!
I am guessing 6.. I am in MO too, very close :D easy shipping:)
So cute! How many trees? Well...12 days of Christmas. so...12?
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