Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaway Day

FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE:
OK folk, the Sew Mama Sew giveaway week is over and after asking my hubby to give me two random numbers, the winners are....drum roll....

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm who said...
Thanks for the giveaway, those bells are lovely. I love Denyse Schmidt. I know there are so many great designers, but I love her works the most. Thanks for the chance to win!

and

kblaxall who said...
I adore Bonnie and Camille's Ruby or Bliss, but my favourite is Kate Spain's Central Park. I scoured the net for weeks trying to find a layer cake recently and managed to find one which I am holding onto like a Prized possession! Thnaks very much for the beautiful giveaway. I am new here, but have become a follower as I heart applique and you designs are so cute!

So congrats ladies, I have emailed both of you! If I don't hear from them by Monday I will draw new winners:)

Thank you to every single person who commented. I started replying to everyone, then there were just too many and my life was crazy busy this week, but please know that I read every single one and appreciate the time you took to comment.

Welcome everyone! I'm guessing the majority of you visiting today are here from the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, so come hang out for a while, have a look around, and enjoy. Welcome also to my old faithful readers - I appreciate you all!

I love to applique. I have tried most every kind of quilting, and there are many I enjoy, but applique, and more specifically, needleturn applique is my one true love. Other than my hubby of course!

I design most of the quilts I make, so I drew up a Christmas themed applique for Giveaway Day. Christmas bells and holly! Time is short right now - you know, with Christmas around the corner and all, so instead of needleturning a quilt with the bells and holly I raw edge machine appliqued three sets to a tea towel for my kitchen...
On offer today for you are three things.

Firstly, something for every single one of you, just for visiting my blog - a free copy of the bells and holly templates to download. Just click HERE and download away! You don't have to even use the pattern to make a tea towel with. I used it yesterday, HERE, to make some quilted Christmas ornaments...


Secondly and thirdly, I have put together 2 kits with everything you need to make your own bells and holly tea towel. This means I will have 2 winners! Yippee! I have a white tea towel kit...
...and a green tea towel kit...

There are no bells and whistles to jump through to enter. You don't need to become a follower or even tell anyone else about it! Just hang out a bit, check out some of my other posts and tutorials if you want, and leave a comment on this post you are reading to be entered to win.

Just to make it more fun, answer this question in your comment...

Who is your favorite quilt fabric designer, and/or what is your favorite quilt fabric line?

I will draw 2 winners randomly, and yes I will send internationally.

As usual, make sure I can reach you through your comment, either by having an email linked through your name, or by actually typing your email into your comment. The winner will be drawn Friday night and I will ship it out on Saturday (If you send me your address quickly!) so you will receive it in time to make it for Christmas. (It doesn't take long - 1 hour tops!)

Good luck and happy Giveaway Day! Don't forget to download your free pattern HERE!

123 comments:

Lauren said...

I can't really name just one designer or collection I'm afraid. I'm a fabric junkie and buy way too much. But my fabric keeps me happy - I'm sure you understand.

Heather said...

So hard to choose cause I think I have quilter's ADD but I do like French General fabrics.

Cloclopol said...

Hello Joanna, Nice giveaway. I usualy work with all fabric i can find in poland.....so not a lot!!!!I'm buying them in france eatch time I'm going their.
I love your blog and all your creations.

LeKaQuilt said...

Hi, I love the Ruby by Moda, and sins I'm do a lot of needle turn aplique I love the Blackbird designs :o)

Linda said...

My new favorite fabric is Gallery Fiori. But I love them all! Thanks for this great giveaway, I've been a reader of your blog for awhile.

Karen said...

The Christmas bells look good in your chosen fabrics for the tea towel. Very fresh looking but yet holiday in theme.
My favorite fabric designers are Brannock and Patek.

Jennifer said...

lately, my fabric designer is kate spain and terrain, but good fortune will be released soon and that will probably take over!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I like Riley Blake a lot :) Thanks for the free template and the giveaway.

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I love Ann Kelle!

Robyn said...

I don't really have a favorite designer. I mostly make for other people, so I try to match the fabric with their personality. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Katey said...

I really like Denyse Schmidt!

gill said...

Thank you for the free pattern!
At the moment I'm loving Echo by Lotta Jansdotter!

NinjaEema said...

I love Kaffe Fasset. His quilts look so rich and luscious. The colors are always amazing.

Lyanna L. said...

I love Just Wing it by Momo. Thanks for the chance to win.

Wendy said...

I'm torn between Bonnie and Camilla and Fig Tree Designs, but there are so many lines I love

In Black and White said...

There are so many awesome fabric designers out there, I don't think I could choose a single source for quilting fabrics!

hueisei said...

I loves cute fabrics, especially from Ann Kelle.
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Shana said...

I love Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Heather Ross and Amy Butler. There are so many more too. I can't possibly choose one line as a fave though lol. I love the kits and the green towel kit would be my choice.

Sarah said...

I can't name one designer or collection! I'm bad and don't tend to pay to much attention to the designers, so long as I like the fabric!

Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

Judi said...

I love Ruby by Bonnie & Camille

Foolish Feathers said...

I love anything by Sandy GErvais, but Kate Spain has become a favorite of mine more recently. I am making a quilt for my baby girl to come with the Terrain line of fabrics, so loving the colors!

Barbara said...

I finally tried my hand at applique this year and made an advent calendar for my 9 month old grandson. I created a Santa's village scene with reindeers and houses. I put pockets all around the scene for surprises. It was a fun project to make!

I don't have one favourite. I do like the many choices that Moda has.

Gidget said...

I really like Etchings by 3 Sister for moda... so cute!

fieryone said...

I really like riley blake!

macca said...

I love Laura Gunn fabrics. Lovely giveaway

Anne said...

I love anything by Denyse Schmidt and anything by Heather Ross. Merry Christmas!

KeriCan said...

No favorite since I use lots of thrifted or discount fabrics - love the bells though - thank you! roguekeri at live dot com

Michell said...

Love the Blueberry Crumble line currently

sew and so much more said...

I'm a huge fan of Heather Ross :-)

Bethany said...

I don't really have a favorite. I like to come up with my own quilt designs that is one of my favorite parts :)

Jada said...

I love Joel Dewberry's Meadowsweet line!

j_poshusta@yahoo.com

kbzelazny said...

I really like Heather Ross. Thanks!

Ramona said...

I don't have one favorite designer or collection. I favor whimsical prints but really I just go with what hits my fancy and depending on what I am making go from there.

JustPam said...

I love Kate Spains fabric.

Jessica said...

I love Kate Spain fabrics, especially Good Fortune and Terrain! Thanks for the chance :)

Jodi said...

I love Sarah Jane's Children at Play at the moment.

Linda said...

I am drawn to everything done by Sandy Gervais. I love her line of fabric called Frolic from last year.

Cal said...

I have a spot hat for the cat in the hat line by Robert Kauffman right now.

kristinorth said...

I love Amy Butler!

Christie S. said...

Thanks for the free pattern and the chance to win.

babygirlhoarder said...

Hello! I like Amy Butler!
Thank you :)
Tia
mtrand2 AT gmail DOT com

AC1OZ said...

I am just getting into quilting - so cheap fabrics at the moment because i am still learning and am not very talented!

Mhairi said...

I totally love Natalie Lymer's fabric range - Woodland by Cinderberry Stitches.
Her embroidery patterns are awesome too.

anghhong said...

I am new at sewing so I don't know much about fabrics.
anghhong@yahoo.com

Faddict said...

I really love the new Terrain line, it's sooo lovely, I rarely buy fabric online as shipping makes it pricey but I may have to for this line:)
Thx for the giveaway:)

Sis-O said...

You are so brave to applique. I will download your pattern for future try at it. I would love to win one of your tea towel kits. No fave designer b/c they all have awesome designs. Thank you.

kautz potatoes said...

Robot Factory by Caleb Gray for Robert Kauffman I believe. Anyway, as the mother of sons, I love it. It's just so freakin' expensive!

Mika said...

I'm an equal opportunity fabric hoarder! LOL! froggygirldesigns at gmail dot com

Gina said...

I love many, MANY fabric lines, but my favourites have to be Kokka and Echino--I just love the japanese prints!

Heather said...

Another Heather Ross fan here.

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

Thanks for the giveaway, those bells are lovely. I love Denyse Schmidt. I know there are so many great designers, but I love her works the most. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen P. said...

I really like heather ross & DS!

elflyn said...

I don't have a favourite as I am a new sewist but i like Amy Butler and Alexander Henry.

drmithome said...

So many wonderful designers, bit I do love Aneely Hooey's fabrics. Glad to find your blog.

Chiska said...

I like Deb Strain and Heather Ross. Thanks for the giveaway.

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

I love Bari J. I follow her blogs and am friends with her on Twitter and I just love her relaxed but colorful style. And she's super nice :)

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

A.M.Horner's Innocent Crush is my fav line! :)
Best,
Michelle
daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

Linette Greene said...

THat is like asking me who my favorite author is! I really love McKenna Ryan's designs. I don't have a favorite fabric line. I find if I get too attached to any one thing, it goes out of print and I can't find it anyway. Right now I am collecting farm prints for an I spy d9p for my grandson-to-be, and really am fond of the photorealistic designs of Elizabeth's Studio.

Lindsay said...

I love Heather Ross and Tula Pink and Anna Maria Horner... and anything solid.

Amy said...

I love Ruby by Moda! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Diane H said...

I really love all the fabric lines from Fig Tree and Co. Thanks for the free pattern and giveway.

nikkipeachy said...

Kate Spain, LOVE her!
nikkipeachy AT yahoo DOT com

Shirley said...

What a great giveaway! I don't have a favourtie quilt fabric designer or line.

Taly said...

Love that fabric and your free pattern.

jmniffer said...

I don't have a favorite designer or collection. I am so new to this hobby I am still learning what the names are! Fun to see what is all out there, difficult to decide on a favorite, or even which to buy. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Kathy H said...

thanks for the pattern. I was looking for a pattern to make some holly leaves and yours is perfect.

Connie said...

I really like Ruby right now, great giveaway!

Skooks said...

Heather Bailey's Pop Garden will always hold a special place in my heart.

SewLindaAnn said...

Thank you for the time to let us have the patterns, I'm excited to make ornaments with the bell. My fave fabric line is Authentic by Sweetwater. I have loved everything they've done since as well. Hurray for applique...I love it too!

kathy said...

Like the green toweling. No favorite designer - I just buy what speaks to me. I am partial to airplanes.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Zoe said...

Thanks for the download!! I love Kaffe Fassett, I think he's just brilliant. I also love a lot of Alexander Henry's retro fabrics too :)

Lorri said...

I love just about any fabric, but bright, happy colors are the ones I gravitate towards. I thought the lego fabric I just saw on Fabricpress was great! :)

MissMary said...

I'm a fan of Ann Kelle--as a person, not just a fabric designer :-)

Peach Rainbow said...

At the moment I love Kate Spain's Terrain :D
Thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

I am just learning to quilt so I don't really know a favorite yet. I am sure I will soon as I am loving all the unique fabrics available.
Laura
laura.leahj@gmail dot com

Mom C said...

Kate Spain is my favorite right now although I think there are amazing designers and fabrics available and I'd love to have them all!. Thanks

Linda Coleman said...

my favourites are Tanya Whelan and Amy Butler and I love japanese fabrics

Anonymous said...

Kate Spain
sntbosch@msn.com

Linette Greene said...

for some reason blogger must hate me. It won't link to my email, it won't show the word verification, and it has kicked out several of my posts! Here is trying again. Email is loquacious888@yahoo.com

sandyandcosmo said...

It's hard to choose but I really like Aneela Hoey, her designs are so sweet! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jamie Lee said...

I really love Ruby! But I also like 30's repros. Thanks for the giveaway!

Charlotte said...

Alexander Henry gets me every time.

Clari said...

I like a lot of the Fig Tree lines. They're whimsical and fun.

Sangeetha said...

riley blake

Heather said...

I love Heather Bailey and Michael Miller and Amy Butler fabrics. And a lot more!

kblaxall said...

I adore Bonnie and Camille's Ruby or Bliss, but my favourite is Kate Spain's Central Park. I scoured the net for weeks trying to find a layer cake recently and managed to find one which I am holding onto like a Prized possession! Thnaks very much for the beautiful giveaway. I am new here, but have become a follower as I heart applique and you designs are so cute!

Anne said...

My mom would love this kit. :D My favorite designer du jour is Laura Gunn. Her fabric belongs in an art gallery as far as I'm concerned!

Thank you for the chance to win!

Ms Muffin said...

My favourite fabric designer would be Sweetwater. I think that does count as quilting fabric, does it?

Thanks for the chance to win!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I love Prints Charming fabric!!

xo Steph

michellecaldera82 said...

i am loving bonnie and camilles ruby it is so cute michellecaldera82@yahoo.com

Lee said...

Thank you for the template :) I love any fabric by the French General for Moda. love your tea towels and enjoyed your blog. thanks!

jqluo said...

I loves Kate Spain..
Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

Holly U said...

My favorite fabric source is the thrift store, so I don't have a favorite! I do buy some new fabric, organic as often as possible. So many cute prints to choose from! Thanks for this chance. I love to decorate with holly!

Laura said...

I like so many I don't really have a favorite but I do love Kate Spain.

Lisa Cox said...

I'm new to the fabric world so don't really have a favorite designer, but I do like Moda's fabrics

usagypsy said...

I usually buy just what I like, no matter who makes it :) But I do like Amy Butler.

Lil Bean said...

I don't know much about fabric designers - so far my sewing has been with fabrics from my local Fabricland, pretty generic. I love everything I've seen of Moda though! great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Laurel Burch fabrics are my favorites!! Actually Laurel Burch anything is my favorite. I even have a book of tole painting patterns she published back in the 70's or 80's!!

Thanks for the great giveaway and the free template!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

Beth said...

Love the free template! I would love to learn to applique.
Currently my favorite collection is blueberry crumble, but it changes frequently.

beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Kate said...

I haven't seen it in person yet, but I am loving what I've seen of Good Fortune. Thanks for the generous giveaway.
akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

thehappycrochetchic said...

I really love all of Modas fabrics but I dont really have a fav designer

Shayla Sharp said...

I'd say it's Kate Spain--I love all her stuff! Thanks for the bell pattern--I think I just might make a couple of last minute gifts with it!

dianne said...

I like Heather Ross, Far Far Away.
jmclean at mts dot net

kimmysue said...

I love Kaffe Fasssett's fabrics. They are so colorful and gorgeous. I would love to win your giveaway! Thanks for participating.

Carla G said...

I'd say currently I like Kate Spains fabric - especially Terrain and Flurry. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Deanne said...

I don't have a favorite fabric or designer. Like you I love needle turn applique, although I am experimenting with other forms of applique.
Thank you for partipating in this giveaway - I like them because I find new blogs, like yours, to follow.

Nanbon44 said...

Anne Sutton at bunny hill designs. love her new fabrics and her quilt designs are great

Marie said...

Amy Butler. I love her fabric, her blog, her patterns...Thank you very much for such a lovely giveaway.

Sheila said...

I think Anna Maria Horner has to be my favourite. I haven't seen anything yet that I didn't like!

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