Wednesday, July 4, 2012

June Goes Out With a Bang and July Starts with a Giveaway




June was one of those hot months, perfect for just being a slug on the couch, under the ceiling fan, watching TV, commiserating about how the electric bill went from $119 in May to $312 in June. Too hot to blog, too hot to wrangle a quilt under the machine. Even Paco embraced SlugFest.

While I did finish up some projects, for the end of the month I took on little hand-sewing amusements, such as


the wool applique banner for July...


the 2012 Aurifil Designers' Block for June...


and the first of 3-5 Crabapple Hill embroidered Halloween panels that I have no idea what I'm going to do with (I smell a future Fall giveaway)


After that I've spent my time playing with the Slice Fabrique cutter (not exactly a fan yet), cleaning up the little messes I've made in the studio, and leafing through the quilt magazines looking for a new project.

I might have found one


It's Candy Store, by Rebecca Wells, and it was featured in the May/June Fons and Porter magazine. In addition to the single solid fabric used in the sashing/border/binding, it uses 18 fat quarters. And I think I've got the perfect fabric for it...


My Kaffe Fassett polka dots. I just happen to have 21 different fat quarters from that line, so I'm set (I've got a stash of solids in the studio closet to choose from). I love it when you can find the perfect fabric for a project in your stash.

I might start this tomorrow, but I think I'd best do the quilting on my sister's table runner that she dropped off a few months ago. And after that, I should sandwich the mystery quilt for my daughter and get that quilted and out of here. Come the 13th, I've got two days of classes with Gyleen Fitzgerald, with a quilt to be made for each, so I should probably hold off on this one until I've finished what I've started, and what's inked in on the project board.

Happy  Hour lasted a little longer than I expected that past Friday and I never got back to post the Fast Friday Giveaway, so let's just offer that up right here and now.

 

I'm giving away a fat quarter pack of 5 bright prints from the Hot House fabric line. There's multiple ways to get your name in the drawing. Choose one, or choose them all, each one gets you one entry.
  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you'd make with these.
  2. If you're a follower, leave a comment to that effect.
  3. Post the giveaway on your own blog and leave a comment that you did. (I think that most of us find out about  giveaways through the grapevine, and I appreciate that those posts are shared, so let's keep the sharing alive).
  4. BONUS: Leave a comment on any other post I get in before the close of the giveaway and you'll get an extra chance for each (one comment per post, please).
Easy peasy. As always, no country restrictions, anyone can win.

I'll choose a winner this coming Sunday. Good luck in the drawing, and have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July. Stay cool, and be sure to hydrate (and if you're South Down Under....stay warm with a hot cuppa something ).


56 comments:

  1. These are bright and pretty. I would make a pillow cover to brighten up my room.

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  2. You have fantastic taste in fabric - I would LOVE to win!!!! Thank you for giving me that chance!

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  3. I am a follower :) Yay for your giveaway!!!

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  4. ave cmmented over on another post - you make so many lovely things!! I would love to enter for your fabrics - Isee an owl tehre so I would make a cute journal book cover (for a good night-time reading book) and add the rest to my next quilt.

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  5. The Halloween panels (I'm not sure what to do with either) are adorable. I love Halloween!

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  6. I follow. I get such wonderful ideas from your blog and am enjoying venturing into the bright fabrics you tempt me with. Happy quilting.

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  7. Hmm, I think I would make a little baby girl quilt? or perhaps a wall hanging? Such pretty prints for a girl!

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  8. I was thinking it would be nice and happy fabric for a few pillowcases! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I am a follower :-D Thanks for a chance to win thee FQ'S ! I would love to make a baby blanket with these !

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  10. I have been collecting brights in these colors for a Bonnie Hunter quilt I want to make.

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  11. I'd make a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway! I love brights!

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  12. Love the polka dots~ they will make a wonderful quilt! Sounds like you are going to have a busy month. Happy 4th to you too! And thanks for the chance for those wonderful FQ's!

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  13. I just got a new quilting book and would definitely use the fabric in one of the quilts in my book. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  14. I am already a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  15. Great colors! A happy pillow would be my project...thanks!
    Boppiesgirl@gmail.com

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  16. So pretty! I'd make a tablerunner.

    I love those Kaffe Fassett dots!!!

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  17. Pretty wool applique! Thumbs up on the Candy Store pattern. I almost bought the magazine for that pattern.

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  18. These are neat - would make great totes or bags!

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  19. I blogged about this: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.ca/2012/07/giveaway-at-quixotic-crafter.html

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  20. I think they would go beautifully in a "happy,curvey quilt" I'm planning.

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  21. I am a follower, and thanks for the chance to win the fabric.

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  22. A lap quilt would be a welcome addition here

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  23. I think I'd make a baby quilt for my friend who's having a little girl, but them again I might not be able to part with it!

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  24. Love the bright colours that you have chosen - wow! I think that I would make some placemats to shake things up in my kitchen!! Thanks for the chance!

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  25. I am already following your blog! Thanks for another chance!!

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  26. I love the fabric! I'd include the fabric in a quilt. thank you for a great giveaway!

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  27. I already am a follower of your blog. How

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  28. I would add these fabrics to a grouping that I am collecting for a new quilt that I am planning to make.

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  29. Lovely, happy fabrics I would make a pillow with them using my new Ez Dresden Plate Ruler! I can't wait to give it a go.

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  30. Love those colors - and they say "apron" to me. I would make some potholders to coordinate.

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  31. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  32. Such bright fabrics! A tote and tablerunner is what I would make with them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. i would use it to make a quilt thanks

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  34. Pretty I would maake string blocks. Thanks

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  35. I think those fabrics would make a great modern baby quilt for my newest cousin. She's only a week old, so I have a few weeks before I need to have one completed.

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  36. I posted about the giveaway on my blog too.

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  37. dresses for my nieces and grandaughter

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  38. I love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. I would love to use these to make a skirt or dress for my little girl. The colours will look amazing with her blonde hair and fair skin.

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  40. The colors and the owls in these fqs would be perfect for the border of a baby quilt that I'm making. I ran out of fabric so this would rescue me! LOL Thanks for the chance.

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  41. The colors look like they would work nicely to cover some bulletin boards in my daughter's bedroom.

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  42. What fun. I would make placemats for my niece and her busy family.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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