Introducing….and a Giveaway!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday start to your July! We had a great week of seeing family and friends and of course the usual Independence Day festivities!  I am back now and ready to introduce to you a couple of my new designs. These 2 pattens were just a couple of the pattern line I introduced at Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis this past May.  I thought it appropriate to start with my little Welcome quilt as a beginning of the intros to the 6 patterns available.  I had a lot of fun designing this quilt to hang in our foyer to welcome my friends and family to our home! Here it is “Sugary Welcome”.

This little wall hanging is made up from a few fat quarters of Flower Sugar 2 by Lecien Co. and involves raw edged applique and a little foundation piecing.  I am not usually a fan of foundation piecing but when I was taught to use freezer paper as my foundation paper while working on my Dear Jane quilt, I totally changed my mind!  Stay tuned as in the next couple of weeks I will be posting a tutorial on how to use this method for the pineapple block.  I am also including this in the giveaway , which I will tell you more about at the end of this post!

The next quilt that I will introduce you to is “Irish Folk Dance”.  This quilt was a dream to make using Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks Voile line.  Such soft fabric and has a great feel after it is washed too!  I used strip piecing for the chain block and added some blanket stitch applique with the petals.  Here are a couple of pics of this quilt:

I will introduce the other 4 quilts later but if you are interested in them please check them out here.

I have also been working on some new designs and some old projects.  With the heat setting in and us spending more time at the pool, I pulled out my hexies to work on.  Of course I decided I needed a new hexie project and so I grabbed some paper pieces and my Cosmo Cricket Early Bird fabric and away I went!


I am hoping to finish it up and will post pics when it is done- just a little project for some instant gratification!

I also have promised a post market/happy summertime giveaway…..are you ready?

These, are the goodies I am giving away

The first is a copy of Sugary Welcome by Quilt Nook Gal Designs and accompanying it will be the lovely stack of Flower Sugar 2 fat quarters!   The second is a stack of French General’s line Maison De Garance in fat eighths.  And third someone will get that cute little bundle of Mini Charms from Robert Kaufman– would be perfect for hexagons or a charm quilt! I believe it includes some of the new lines they are releasing including a few of Tufted Tweets!

So now you know what the giveaway’s are, now how to be entered!  There are 5 ways in which you can get an entry:

Simply leave me a comment and tell me what new lines of fabric you are looking forward to coming out.

Become a follower (see the google follower box on the left hand column) of my blog and let me know

Blog about the giveaway and let me know.

Retweet my blog tweet and let me know

Follow me on twitter and let me know (you can find me on twitter by clicking the twitter icon in the right hand colum)

So there you have it! I am excited to see who gets the goodies!  I will leave the giveaway open until Monday July 19th at which time I will tally up the entries and announce the winners! Good luck and thanks for visiting me! 

I hope you enjoyed the introductions and I will be back with more and some other things I am working on!

Until next time,



195 thoughts on “Introducing….and a Giveaway!

  1. I’m looking forward to
    – Maison de Garance
    – Bliss
    – Dream On
    – It’s a Hoot
    – Love Birds (by My Mind’s Eye)
    – and about 1000 others *g*

  2. There are so many lines that are coming out that I just cannot wait to own. One of the collections I’ve been drooling over for months (and just received…yippee) is Bliss by Bonnie and Camille. Another that I am dreaming about and can’t wait any longer for is Sandi Henderson’s Meadowsweet Two. I could list a ton more that I am anxiously awaiting but that would take up WAY too much room and might put you to sleep so I’ll leave it at that. My bank account is going to be broke very soon! 🙂

    ~ MC

  3. I am really loving the new Dream On, Meadowsweet 2, and cloud 9 fabric … and I am sure I love more that I haven’t even seen yet : )

  4. I am happily waiting Lumiere de Noel by French General. I think it is out but I haven’t seen it in public yet.

  5. I’m waiting for whatever new pin-up patterns Alexander Henry comes out with next. I’ve made bathrobes & such to auction off for GLBT events that have gone over very well because of those fabrics!

  6. I am looking forward to alot of the prints coming out from Timeless Treasures…I had some sneak peekies and they are so lovely!

    This is a great giveaway and super cute quilts.


  7. I am looking forward to the moda lily and will range – in gorgeous pinks, soft blues and green tones. Thanks for the giveaway X

  8. I am excited about this: Maison de Garance

    Your give away is so wonderful! I am so hoping to win!

  9. I’m looking forward to the Tufted Tweets! I just started making hexies and that charm pack looks like it would be FUN!!

  10. thanks for a chance. love your new patterns! im really looking forward to Punctuation by American Jane, Circa60 by Birch and still need to get some Weekends by erin McMorris!!

  11. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of both the Michael Miller House Designer – Antiquity line and Emily Taylor’s Domestic Diva line!

  12. I am looking forward to Lollipop by Sandy Gervais. It looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for doing a give away!

  13. I am excited for the Dr. Seuss fabric coming out but also really excited for the Dream On line.

  14. What a great giveaway! I am really looking forward to Bliss! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Second the above comment. I also love French General fabrics. The other fabric I can’t wait to get my hands on is the Dr. Seuss print.

  16. I’m really looking forward to the Dr. Seuss fabric line that’s coming out by MODA! Fun stuff, especially for grandchildren quilts!!


  17. Sorry the last post was accidental. I meant to copy your url into my blog to follow it and I mistakenly put it in the comment box. I have done it correctly now and am following your blog. Sorry about the extra post!

  18. ooohh so many!! dream on, its a hoot, bliss, fandango, breakfast at tiffany’s, dr. suess… i could keep going, but i think you get the idea (:

  19. Cara,hope you are having a wonderful Summer!
    Love your Blog; I’m a Follower!
    Thanks so for sharing your designs+ideas+this Great Giveaway!Love,Linda

  20. oh gosh – what a fantastic giveaway! I LOVE those lecien prints, it’s one of my favourites at the minute. And I’m a big fan of french general.
    I’m really looking forward to the Dr Seuss prints, because my youngest loves the books, and punctuation by Sandy Klop, and City Weekend too. Oh, and Bliss. I was looking forward to Dream on, but then I snagged a FQ bundle so I don’t have to wait for that!!!!

  21. I’m looking forward to Dream On & Circa 60! Can’t wait!



  22. I really am excited about Pure from Sweetwater and Urban Circus looks really cool….those rk charms…oooohhh, can I start on hexies!!!

  23. i love the Boys Will Be Boys fabrics from free spirit, i think it’s out already.
    love the patterns, thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  24. I’m looking forward to Pure and Meadowsweet 2. Thank you for this great giveaway! mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  25. I am not sure if it picked up my first comment – I really like the Lecien sugar fabrics – they are sure pretty.
    Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous fabrics.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

  26. I am looking forward to the new line from Sandi Henderson, Meadowsweet2. I think it will look lovely combined with her other lines (which I have been hording for quite a while. time to make a quilt!)

  27. There are lots of new Moda’s I want to try. Prayer Flag is one of them…Punctuation another…Collections for a Cause Hope another. My favorites are still and ALWAYS will be, my civil war fabrics.

  28. First, I love your welcome quilt. I might need to make one for my mudroom. Second, thanks for the really generous giveaway. I am looking forward to getting some BLISS.

  29. Cara, THANKS for such a neat Giveaway!
    Don’t you just love Lecien! Your ‘Welcome’ is so attractive! Love,Linda

  30. 1. I love to look forward to the new 1800s reproduction lines of fabric

    2. I have been reading you for awhile now, but am now a follower

    3. I am off to post a blog to your giveaway

    wonderful giveaway-thank you

  31. I’m excited about Free to Grow and Circa 50. I love organic fabrics, I just wish I had the budget to buy yards and yards of these lines. I love tufted tweets too.

  32. hi there! thanks for the opportunity of winning such a fantastic giveaway.
    i’m excited about the tweet tweet line and the daisies line as well. it figures…
    i’m now a follower too!!!

  33. I am not really looking forward to any one line of fabric. I just love all fabric in general. Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway. I got here via allsewnup blog.

  34. Oh, i’d say it has to be Fandango. I’m making a Kate Spain quilt now from Verna, and I love her designs!

  35. I am looking forward to Lumiere de Noel by French General and the Flower Sugar–great inspiration!

  36. OMG!!!!!!
    What a wonderful giveaway. Is it open to international readers? If so count me in please.
    Actually I’m looking forward to:
    Dream on
    Soul blossoms
    Dr Seuss
    Thanks for this chance to win.


  37. Anything new by Tula Pink is bound to be on my “must buy” list. Plus the tufted tweets is a must have as well. I have quite a long must buy list so I won’t list them all. Great giveaway!!!

  38. (sorry if this shows up twice but it looks like my first comment didn’t go through)

    I’m looking forward to anything by Tula Pink. I also really want some Tufted Tweets. Bliss looks nice as well. Too many ones to buy! Great giveaway!!

  39. Thanks for the great giveaway. I am waiting for Castle Peeps to come my way, and just about anything that Denyse Schmidt designs! Love her FMF and Katy Jump Rope, etc. Great blog BTW!

  40. I have a soon to be 3 year old son, so I’m looking forward to the Dr. Seuss line. (Whispering – I think I’d like this line even if I didn’t have a child 🙂 Thank you for your generous giveaway. Now if you could take away a bit of this summer heat, that would be great!

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