Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My first giveaway- who wants to play?

These are fabrics that my Grandma gave me. They were in an old trunk and she said I could have them but she did'nt understand why I would want them. She said "Oh Lori, why would you want that old stuff? I've had it for years!" and I said "that's exactly why I want it Grandma..." and then I brought it home.
If you would like to win a 10" x 10" square of each of these fabrics, along with some other quilty- vintage- yo-yo related goodies- join me in my first giveaway!
This is how we play- remember yesterdays post about my yo-yo quilt? Well, it's time for me to count them.
Heres what you have to do, guess how many yo-yo's are in my quilt and the one who comes the closest wins the prize! ( I PROMISE IT WILL BE GOOD)
Here are the only clues that you get;
1.The yo-yo's each finish to about 1 1/2" each.
2. The quilt measures about 100" x 85".
3. There are 6 scallops (pointy ones, you know what I mean) on each side, and 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom.
O.K. there are your clues. Put your thinking caps on and sharpen those pencils (or calculaters, whatever) and get to some math ladies! Leave a comment along with your guess by March 18th and you are officially entered. Remember to check back to see if you have won. BTW, if there is a tie, you both win! Each person may only enter once.
Have fun with the guessing while I have fun with the counting!


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52 comments:

Tressa said...

I think there are about 3605 yoyos on the quilt. I really like your patterns. Can't wait to see how many yoyos there actually are on that stunning quilt.

Sherri said...

Hi...I'm new to your blog...and I love it!!! I came over from Nanette's (who I just met recently at the quilt retreat at Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon). Your patterns are terrific...I've never seen them here in southern Nevada...but I do get up in the Salt Lake area occasionally...so I'm going to have to look for them!

Nancy said...

What a great yo yo quilt!! I am going to guess 6504....

Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog from Nanette's. I cant' wait to explore it more. My guess for the yo-yo quilt is 6423.

craftydiane said...

If the 100"x 85" includes the scallops then I would say there are 2,723 yo-yos. I love the quilt! And what a fantastic find in your grandmother's trunk!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Bonniedoo said...

I think there are 2596 yo-yos in your beautiful quilt.

Dawn said...

Nanette sent me over...you have a great blog! My guess for the yoyo quilt is 2,500.

girlsmama said...

Assuming that the points are included in the measurements I'm estimating right around 2775. What a treasure!

Linda said...

Hey Lori, I am so glad that I was able to encourage you to count all those yoyo's! You really wanted to know anyway didn't you? What a fun contest! I am so excited....here is my guess...2608!

Fiesta said...

my grandmother used to make yo-yo quilts and thank goodness I learned to make them form her.
I would say about 1000.

The Nielson Family said...

Okay, my guess is 3375. I hope I win--I LOVE that fabric!!! Good luck with all your counting!

Dionne said...

There has to be more than 3941 for sure, beyond that... well I'm not so sure... 4200?
:-D
What a fun giveaway!
Cheers,
Dionne

Cindy said...

Well all righty then, I'm going out on a limb here and going to "guess" 3752.

It's lonely out on this limb - LOL - someone come out here and join me...LOL

Susan said...

Lori, you have a wonderful blog--Nanette sent me over to meet you. I love your work. I am a vintage kind of girl.
my guess is 7426 yo-yos
Have fun counting!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I got lost in the math but I love the number I came up with...twisted logic puts the total at 5823. wow...that can't be right but it's mine! lol Love your blog!

flora said...

I guess 780. I am remembering you paid $70 and drove 80 to get there!
And I enjoyed meeting you at Broadbent's on Tuesday when you were shopping with my friend Linda . I was the old gal who acted like your long lost groupie!
flora

Karen said...

My guess is 4000 yo-yo's. :)

Kim said...

My guess is 3777 yo-yo's.
I hope I win! ;)

maggie fellow said...

I would like a chance to win - I love your background paper on your blog -very cool! tfs
--maggie
www.stampingwithmaggie.com

maggie fellow said...

oops forgot my guess -3,997

--maggie
www.stampingwithmaggie.com

Haleyuns said...

I love your blog and all your quilts. I am friend of Lindsay's. I guess 3,002. :)

Merritt said...

Hi, Lori,
Just found your blog tonight. I also like bees and have a fun collection. I want to try my hand at your give-a-way contest - my guess is 2444 yo yos. I love making yo-yos. I have a "Pajama Gram" "hat" box filled with yo-yos. So much fun!! Enjoyed stopping by.

Dayna said...

Don't know if the measurement goes from scallop tip to scallop tip or not but I'll guess 3776. Have fun counting!

Mary said...

OK ... so I'm going with 2734. I absolutely love your patterns and their sweet applique. I'm glad I found you.
~Mary~

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well this is going to take some work but it looks like it will be worth it! Love the fabrics. I play to win.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Ok well I'm going to cheat. My husband was a math major in college. I gave him the problem to solve. He says 3312. So I'm going with that. Now I have to go back and see what everyone else guessed. Fun giveaway Lori!!

lesthook said...

My guess is 4,776. That is after counting and and multiplying and forgetting where I was at several times,LOL!

Carrie P. said...

My guess is 3198. It is a great quilt and giveaway. You are making us work a little which is kind of fun. I will definitely back to visit and have added your blog to my list. Look forward to seeing more vintage projects too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Have you counted them yet?? My guess is 3696.

I love yo-yo's :-)

Jocelyn

http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Lori,
I am so impressed you counted them!
It inspired me to lay out my yo-yo's, I am not there yet, but... we know how I love them yo-yo's. Is this going to be a show and tell?
Nadine

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Love this contest. Can't wait to find out the true answer. My guess is 5040..holy crap..sounds like a lot..but that's my guess! Tammy
quiltinthingsforyou@sympatico.ca
or
quiltinthingsforyou.blogspot.com

PS. I thought about making one some day but now that I put the nubmers together...i think I might have changes my mind.

Quilt Hollow said...

Guessing 2302. I'm not good at a guessing game this is for sure. I'm glad I found your blog...it is adorable!

Glenda said...

my guess is 3,430 and it stictly is a guess. I love your blog! Found it while blog hopping. Glenda in MS
nadeaug@wildblue.net

Simone de Klerk said...

What fun to have such a lovely giveaway go with such a question. I think I'll go for 3058. Funny, how many different answers there are. As if I'm back in my maths class LOL
Have a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Wow, what a difficult question! After all my calculations I came up with 3052. I really look forward to the answer!
Byebye!
Laura (lautje96@hotmail.com)

Nedra said...

Hi Lori, I'm so excited you've started a blog! I've followed your work for years, and even made a few of your things. I even bloggged about you on my post tonight at http://cactus-needle.blogspot.com/
Welcome to blog land!
My guess for the yo-yo's is 2,425

Chris, Kristina, Nathan and....Audrey! said...

I am so glad that I found your blog! How fun!! I have your apron club pattern along with fabric to make it...someday I will :). I am so not good at math...at all...I always call my mom to figure out how much fabric I need for this quilt or that, so I am just going to take a guess at 3452. It'll be fun to see what the really number is!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, I don't see my previous comment I sent earlier before all the other comments posted. So here I am again with the guess 3,365 yo-yo's. I'm excited to see the final count. I think YOU deserve a prize for all that counting! I hope I win!! Luuuuuuv your fabrics.

goldenneedle said...

Great looking blog.............my guess is 3328..... I love the vintage fabrics.


Karen L

bklang at agwireless dot net

Kathie said...

Love your blog header!
enjoyed reading your posts..
my guess is 3388

Stephanie said...

That's a lot of yo yos. My guess is 4,670. I found your blog through Nedra at Cactus Needle.

Jackie said...

My guess is 3900. WOW! That is a LOT! I'd love to be entered into your contest!

Sharon said...

You have such an awesome blog. I am going to guess about 3450 yo-yo's are in your quilt, it is wonderful

Cynthia said...

This is the best giveaway ever! I had to wait until I had the time to do the math.....My guess is......4,497. I will be anxiously waiting for the results.

Dionne said...

Hi Lori, sorry about the confusion on my answer! My guess is 4200! Thats my answer and I'm sticking too it!
Cheers,
Dionne

mom said...

My wild guess is 3388.

mom said...

My wild guess is 3388.

Quilting Mary said...

Hi Lori, My guess is 5,666. Thanks for letting us play this game. I love your blog!!! And I'm enjoying making my family reunion quilt!

Mary Tibbets

quilterblue42 said...

Lori,

I'll try again. I love your blog and look forward to all your new creativity.

My guess is 4998 yo yo's.

from Lorena Norris

Lucy said...

Love the blog! Glad you told me about the contest before it was too late... but then, I am not good at numbers. I will guess 4,950 and can't wait to see the real number!
Lucy

Juli Stubbs said...

Lori,

I LOVE your yo-yo quilt. My guess is 3196. I really hope I win.

Juli

Becca said...

I wish you would have called me two days ago so I could enter your contest, :( Or would I have to take up quilting if I won?

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