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,
I am looking forward to It’s a Hoot by MoMo and Dream On….love them both 🙂
I follow you on twitter 😉 teehee
I retweeted your tweet LOL and I WANT your pattern!!!
I am now a follower….
I’m looking forward to Pure, and Maison de Garance the most for Fall lines
Twitter follower too!
I’ve set up a post for tomorrow (Tuesday) with giveaway in it!
I am looking forward to Beach Mod Circa 60 by
Monaluna for Birch Organic Fabrics and Lollipop by Sandy Gervais for Moda.
I’m a follower.
I follow you on Twitter.
I retweeted your giveaway tweet!
Looking forward to Moda’s Lily & Will!
New blog follower on google
New twitter follower; yay!
I am looking forward to Hooty Hoot Kangaroo, Fandango, and beach mod!
I am following you on twitter!
tweeted about the giveaway
I’m looking forward to
– Maison de Garance
– Dream On
– It’s a Hoot
– Love Birds (by My Mind’s Eye)
– and about 1000 others *g*
I am looking forward to Tufted Tweets from Robert Kaufman, SO cute!
I follow you on twitter
Retweeted your giveaway-tweet just a few seconds ago…
I’d love some Breakfast at Tiffanys.
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! 🙂
I am now following your blog!!
I just tweeted about the giveaway. My twitter name is LaDolceBoutique!
I am now following your Twitter account!
Thank you for the SUPER Giveaway!
I am looking forward to getting my hands on some Castle peeps and Hopscotch 😀
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 : )
I am now a follower !
I’m really looking forward to Fandango, too!
Followed you on twitter!
I am happily waiting Lumiere de Noel by French General. I think it is out but I haven’t seen it in public yet.
I am now a follower.
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!
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.
Thanks for the giveaway! Love that Flower Sugar fabric. I’m looking forward to Bliss and City weekend.
I’m a new follower. 🙂
I am looking forward to the moda lily and will range – in gorgeous pinks, soft blues and green tones. Thanks for the giveaway X
Can’t wait for Dream On! Awesome giveaway!
I am excited about this: Maison de Garance
Your give away is so wonderful! I am so hoping to win!
I’m following now!
I’m looking forward to the Tufted Tweets! I just started making hexies and that charm pack looks like it would be FUN!!
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!!
Thank you for the chance. I am lookinf forward to Pure, and Maison de Garance .
I became a follower.
I like alot of the new lines but can’t wait to get Dr. Seuss
I’m a follower
I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of both the Michael Miller House Designer – Antiquity line and Emily Taylor’s Domestic Diva line!
I am a new follower
I am looking forward to the new Moda ranges. I love their colours and the jelly rolls
I have to agree with the others, I’m very excited for Dream On! Thanks for the giveaway!
I follow you on twitter (tingtongnthings)
Just retweeted your blog tweet!
I am looking forward to Fandango! So cute!
I follow your blog 🙂
I am looking forward to Lollipop by Sandy Gervais. It looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for doing a give away!
I am a follower.
I look forward to any fabric from French General. I can’t get enough!
I am a follower of your blog! love it!
I am looking forward to city weekend by oliver-s
I am excited for the Dr. Seuss fabric coming out but also really excited for the Dream On line.
What a great giveaway! I am really looking forward to Bliss! Thanks for the chance to win!
I’m looking forward to Pure by Sweetwater! Thanks for the chance to win:)
I’m following now!
Always looking for the newest batiks.
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.
I really love the French General fabrics, so anything they bring out will be a plus in my stash 🙂 Thanks for entering me!
I’m really looking forward to the Dr. Seuss fabric line that’s coming out by MODA! Fun stuff, especially for grandchildren quilts!!
Oh yes, and I’m a new follower, too! 🙂
There’s so many new lines that are fantastic. My eye was caught by Celestial Dreams.
I’m a new follower too.
You’re in my sidebar too! Thank you for the chance!
great giveaway! I’m anxiously awaiting Sonoma at fat quarter shop 🙂
Love the beach mod!
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!
I’m looking forward to What a Hoot! fabric–gotta love those hooters!
Its a hoot is just too dang cute.
I am really looking forward to BLISS!
I am looking forward to Red Rose Farm. Very pretty!
Oooh–that Flower Sugar 2 is just wonderful! Thank you so much for such a great giveaway!
I’m looking forward to Pure, and loads of others!
Thanks for this lovely giveaway (the other Cara sent me over btw) and I’m now a follower 🙂
I’m looking forward to seeing the new French General line!
I became a follower of your blog
What an awesome giveaway! I am looking forward most to Bliss coming out!
I now follow you on this blog! 😀
I love anyones Christmas fabrics…I am a fabricaholic when it comes to Christmas & Snowmen fabrics.
I have tweeted about this giveaway! (I don’t know how to copy the post, or something but my username is nmommy02)
I follow you on twitter too!
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 (:
I blogged about your giveaway on my blog
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
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!!!!
I follow you on twitter!
and just adding you to my bloglines as well….
and just retweeted!
Its a hoot! It looks so cute!
I am a follower!
I follow you on twitter
I retweeted your giveaway link
I’m looking forward to Dream On & Circa 60! Can’t wait!
I really am excited about Pure from Sweetwater and Urban Circus looks really cool….those rk charms…oooohhh, can I start on hexies!!!
I love the Maison de Garance LINEN collection. Love it.
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.
i joined your site.
i follow you on twitter.
err..i think i retweeted, syytta on twitter.
I’m looking forward to Bliss and Pure. So cute!
I’m a new follower.
I posted the giveaway link on my blog under fabrics fabrics!
The Google friends connect for some reason is not working, but I am now following through my Google Reader.
Oooh, what a generous giveaway!
As for fabric: I am looking forward to city weekends. Thanks so much!
I am looking forward to Dr Seuss fabric coming out this fall/winter. Woohoo!
I follow you.
Dr Seuss is awesome
I am looking forward to It’s a Hoot by MoMo – MoMo + owls = heaven!
I’m looking forward to Beach Mod Circa 60 and Tufted Tweets.
I follow you on Twitter!
And I retweeted!
Oh, and I’m looking forward to Dream On.
I can’t wait for Pure to come out!!
Thank you for the wonderful give away!
New follower, love your blog!!
I’m eagerly awaiting Bliss. But there are so many fabrics I would give up my chocolate for!
I’m a follower.
I’m looking forward to Pure and Meadowsweet 2. Thank you for this great giveaway! mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com
I definitely want your pattern!
I looking forward to All Star 2 by Minds Eye to come out!!!
Wowee, what a fab giveaway! Definitely look forward to Dream On and Lumiere de Noel. Lovely, both of them.
I am now a follower.
What a lovely giveaway Cara and so nice to find your blog too. I think the Lecien Sugar fabrics – they are totally yummy looking. There are so many beautiful lines out there these days- one could pat fabric forever.
I am a quilter in Western Canada and came to your site from Cara’s blog.
I have also become one of your followers Cara- I will try and post about your giveaway in the next day or two.
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,
I’m looking forward to Pure! Greetings from Slovakia 🙂
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!)
Hi – I am looking forward to the Aunt Grace Circle of Friends!
Thanks for the chance
I am a follower too! Thanks again.
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.
I am really looking forward to Dream On and Bliss. What a lovely giveaway!
I’m looking forward to Dream On.
Thanks for this amazing giveaway!
I’m happy to be a follower now too!
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.
I can hardly wait for Lily and Will!
I am a new follower!
I can’t wait for Lollipop by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Thank you for the giveaway.
I love to win, very exiting all these fabric….
I posted about your giveaway on my blog.
I blogged http://rickrackshack.blogspot.com/2010/07/quilt-nook-giveaway.html
twitter follower @paints12
Cara, THANKS for such a neat Giveaway!
Don’t you just love Lecien! Your ‘Welcome’ is so attractive! Love,Linda
I’m a Follower!
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!
I’m looking forward to Maison de Garance.
I’m a new follower!!
I am looking forward to Modas new line Lilly and Will, such a cute name for a fabric line.
I love Heather Ross’s Far Far Away II, it’s still pretty new (and impossible to find).
I follow your blog.
I am looking forward to any 19th century repos. I am a follower, too. Thanks.
I’m so looking forward to Urban Chiks’ Dream On fabric! Thanks for doing a giveaway!
Following you on twitter!
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
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.
I’m following you!
I am now a follower!
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!!!
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.
I am looking forward to Fandango
Oh, i’d say it has to be Fandango. I’m making a Kate Spain quilt now from Verna, and I love her designs!
I just became a follower.
I am looking forward to Dr Suess – such fun!
I am a follower – woohoo!
I am looking forward to Laurie Wisbrun’s new Urban Circus Line coming out! thanks for the giveaway!
i realy cant wait to get my hands on kona’s solids!
and i follow you
and i blogged about it on my side bar
Can’t wait for Dream on by urban chicks!
Looking forward to Bliss from Moda! Thanks for the great giveaway!
I am looking forward to Lumiere de Noel by French General and the Flower Sugar–great inspiration!
And I’m now a follower (I think–first time!)
What a wonderful giveaway. Is it open to international readers? If so count me in please.
Actually I’m looking forward to:
Thanks for this chance to win.
I’m a follower too 😀
I’m looking forward to Kate Spains new line.
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!!!
(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!!
I’m a follower.
I’m a follower.
(another posting problem)
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!
I am now a follower. Keep up the great work on your site. Looking forward to seeing more.
I love to see anything new from Robert kaufman
I am a follower.
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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