Monday, May 12, 2014

Giveaway Day: Citrus Pleats Quilt Pattern

What a great day for giveaways!

I have another new, original pattern to give away on this blog! And it could be yours!

Citrus Pleats wall hanging with an elegant pleated border.
www.prettypleatquilts.blogspot.com

This pattern makes a wonderful wall hanging 28" x 28". Notice the elegant pleated borders and the mitered corners.

Well, folks, both the mitered corners and the pleated borders are easy to make using my techniques in the pattern.

Detail of the pleated border--with this pattern, any experience crafter can make this beautiful quilt!
www.prettypleatquilts.blogspot.com

Contest is open everyone! In the comments, tell me your favourite memories of citrus.

If you do not win, but would still like to buy the quilt, you can do that at Etsy.

*My favourite memory of citrus is going to Sorrento, south of Rome, Italy, and standing in a ripe lemon grove. The smell was unbelievable!
Citrus Pleats Quilt Pattern
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Thank you for all the entries. The contest has now closed.

The winner is comment #14!

Oh, thanks for the giveaway. Love the bright colors on your wall hanging. My favorite citus memories are all about the smells! Orange blossoms from the orchard that wasn't far from where I grew up!

54 comments :

Catskill Quilter said...
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Catskill Quilter said...

Whoops! My best citrus memory is from childhood. I refused to eat my orange, and my Mother told me that there were starving children in Europe (this was just after the second World War) and I replied, "Let's wrap it up and mail it to them!"

Desiree said...

not necessarily a good memory... but when I was pregnant we stopped at a fruit stand when traveling. We got about 100 miles down the road and realized my husband's wallet was missing. After driving back to the fruit stand, cancelling everything, we finally found it in a weird spot in our car a few days later...

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Amy Forkner said...

My grandparents always had citrus-flavored sodas growing up and I always got to get one when we went to visit (we never kept any sodas in our house, so this was a very special treat). amy.forkner (at) gmail (dot) com

sandyandcosmo said...

One time my Jack Russell Terrier tried to eat a lime. You should have seen the look on his face!

Margaret said...

I have to say when I visited Florida the smell of oranges was so nice.

Susan Solberg said...

Squeezing oranges for juice. Delicious!

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

Watching my grandmother cut oranges and grapefruits!

jellybean said...

Making breakfast citrus salad with my Grandma

schmidt1016 said...

My favorite memory of citrus is eating grapefruits when I was pregnant with my first baby, nearly 40 years ago!

Leslie S. in MN

Janet said...

Being in jungle country in Ecuador, where you could buy a huge bag of oranges for about 5 cents. We drank fresh squeezed orange juice by the gallon.

Susi said...

Lemonade and our camping holidays in Italy when I was little :) xo

Wild Irish said...

On holidays in Italy... oh the memories

Laura B said...

Eating oranges in the middle of winter.

Toohey said...

Oh, thanks for the giveaway. Love the bright colors on your wall hanging. My favorite citus memories are all about the smells! Orange blossoms from the orchard that wasn't far from where I grew up!

Sallie said...

Drinking cherry limeades after my OB doctor visits when I was expecting my first child.

Lia*s Handmades said...

Eating grapefruits when I was a child, before I got allergic to them. Always loved the red Pomelo's :)

Many thanks for the chance to win!

Mara said...

Love the cherry limeades I had when in College, saw the comment above, my favorite way to enjoy citrus's is drinking them.

Stephanie said...

lemmonade my parents always make

Sandra said...

I love any type of citrus fruit. Even growing up as a child I remember there were always some type of citrus fruit available to eat. Thank you for being so generous and sharing your Citrus Pleats Quilt Pattern with us and giving all of us the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
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Bonnie58 said...

I love citrus fruits, especially the large valencia oranges that come out right after xmas. mm'mm. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing

Sarah said...

Making fresh squeezed lemonade with my children. sarah@forrussia.org

Richard Healey said...

Loved making fresh lemonade

jeifner said...

I know what you mean! On the north west corner of Spain you can stand near the ocean and smell the sea, the eucalyptus trees and the orange and lemon blossoms. Just devine. We always had orange or lemon Fanta with dinner, that's citrus right?

Courtney Thompson said...

my favorite citrus memory is all of the giant lemons on the amalfi coast of italy- so beautiful!!

Havplenty said...

Eating oranges grown in Florida in Florida in the sunshine. Delicious.

Jess said...

My great-grandmother sending us a box of Florida grapefruit every year for Christmas. I still love grapefruit, but what I find in the stores (especially the bargain grocery stores) just isn't as good.

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LittleWit said...

There is a local ice cream shop that makes a Lemon curd frozen yogurt and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. It's so delicious! So wonderfully lemon-y.

brandischmandi said...

my favorite citrus memory is a recent one, there is a sno-cone stand 5 hours from home that has been in operation for 75 years by the same family. they home make their syrups and satsuma is absolutely divine! i'll be going there this weekend and i'm sooooo excited! satsuma is one of the flavors i'll be getting.

Lena said...

Fanta is citrus-esque, but I know what you mean.
I adored Fanta Orange on my first trip to Europe.

Gill said...

A honeymoon in Sicily and the smell of orange blossom!

Barbara O. said...

Fetching a fresh lemon from the tree to make lemonade - yummy! Thanks for the chance!

Rocksteadyemme said...

had a lime tree when i was a kind, but my mother is a lime fiend!
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aus_chick said...

I had a really delicious lime and blueberry "cooler" drink last summer - it was so good!

Tawny said...

My mom had this lemonade jug when I was little. It had a lime, an orange and a lemon painted on it. I remember loving that jug because she would only bring it out in summer. The paint was slightly worn out, but I just loved that lemonade jug. :D

MrsV said...

Homemade lemonade in Mexico with fresh lemons from the market.

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Well, one time I stuck orange seeds up my nose and my parents had to bring me to the hospital. Not really great, but definitely memorable!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I remember picking up a lemon while visiting a place in California and being told off by a security man. I think I was 3 and I cried!! It was on teh ground and I was curious... mean man!!

Rhonda D. said...

I love fresh lemonade. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lady J said...

I grew up having a lemon tree in my backyard. Whenever we needed a lemon for dinner, my mom would ask me to go out and pick one. It smelled so good. I would love to have one at house.

Danette001 said...

My favorite memory of citrus is... Corona with a lime! Thank you for the chance to win.

Ellen said...

Picking oranges off the trees near Phoenix, AZ.

Susan said...

My favorite memory of citrus is my first time in Florida and being able to pick oranges and grapefruits right off the tree.

Cynthia Weaver said...

When I first went back to work my son called me one day to tell me that he had a paper cut and he couldn't remember if lemon juice was good or bad to put on it!

WhoMom said...

My favorite memory of citrus would be the first time I saw grapefruit on a tree while visiting relatives for Christmas in San Diego.

sue said...

I remember visiting Florida many years ago, and eating my first Kumquat. It was sour and sweet at the same time; an unusual, but delightful taste!

Tara G said...

The restaurant I worked at as a teenager served fresh squeezed lemonade. There were always lemons to be squeezed!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

CarrieM said...

I love how my baby boys love cuties!

Crickets Corner said...

My favorite memory is of going to see Santa at Christmas. Back in the 50's it wasn't easy to get oranges in the middle of winter in the middle of the U.S.but when we went to see Santa we received a bag full of candy and an orange. I looked forward to the orange more than the candy.

Breanna S. said...

memory of my first citrus fruit. I do remember the first time I tasted grape fruit and was very surprised that is was not at all what I expected.

Weatherbee ;) said...

Eating grapefruit using those neat little peelers and spoons with my grandma when I was a little girl.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Mike and Jackie said...

I love Christmas Oranges.

Michelle said...

I love citrus in all forms--the scent and taste. I use citrus to season fish and citrus essential oils to scent soaps and body products


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DebraKay Neiman said...

We were pretty poor. I remember being excited to get an orange in my Christmas Stocking. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com