Sunday, August 4, 2013

Quilting, Shopping and a Giveaway

Plus - the top

Here is Plus - she is just a top right now and is a good size - about 60" x 64". I was pressing some new Amy Butler fabrics one night and the next morning (last Saturday) I woke up wanting to make a giant plus quilt. I had wanted a pattern that would show off the larger prints and pluses fit the bill.

I checked my books and the internet and I could not find a pattern for a large size plus quilt. So I did the math, cut up my precious Amy Butler fabrics, played around with them on my design wall, instagramed and got approval, chose the background and pieced it all together - by early afternoon. This is a one day quilt top.

Plus - the top, detail

Instead of my usual solid for my background choice, I picked this Paris map print. I am trying to see how I feel with low volume instead of solids as the negative space.

Plus - the top

I hope to make more of these quilts, they are fun and really fast. Let me know if you want me to make a free pattern for it - as I could not find a pattern maybe others want one too.



In other news, the lovely folks at the Fat Quarter Shop offered to sponsor this blog. So I am going to give that a try. I have some worries about the impact of sponsors on blog content but these folks are so nice, they have a great shop and they have steadfastly sponsored the Finish-A-Long every quarter. And they have not asked me to do anything except keep sewing and blogging what I like and mention them if I feel like it, when I feel like it.

In return for the sponsorship, they are giving me gift certificates and they gave me a whole quarter year's worth of gift certificates up front. So I went off to shop and I could not decide what to buy. I thought I would ask you for advice. When I asked the Fat Quarter Shop folks if I could have a gift certificate for one of you too, for the help, they said sure.

So, to win a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop, all you have to do is make a suggestion for my purchase - do go and have a look at what they have available too. I will leave this draw open until midnight PST on Thursday, August 8, 2013 so I can shop on Friday. I will pick one winner randomly from the suggestions, please only one per person.

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In the meantime, I am getting settled at my home on the island, I am here all month. The guys have been here all summer, and I found my quilts in a big pile on the sofa, clearly having been used for naps and TV watching.

Best,

Leanne

174 comments:

Tanyia said...

Well, if you hold off til next month you can get some Acacia by Tula Pink! OMG it is SO so cute!!!

the running hare said...

My choice would be collage, can't wait to get some!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

aww so lovely your quilts have been used :) I love the Plus quilt and yes please to the pattern!
I love the 30's playtime fabric!

Jessica said...

I think you should buy some Nordika! I'm so obsessed, I can't help it. :)

memmens said...

Oh wowee I recently made a plus quilt for Siblings Together and am itching to make another with low volume background (I had some almost solids in the first one). For your purchase I'd suggest a stash of low volume prints but that would involve some serious searching unless you go for the Moda Low Volume bundle. Can you suggest that they improve the search function to include low volume prints and fabrics by colour (yes probably a whole lot of hard work I know!). Thanks for the giveaway.

Longvacation said...

I think you should get some Pam Kitty Love/Morning.

Hilary @ Young Texan Mama said...

oh the Barcelona collection looks beautiful!

two hippos said...

Love your plus quilt, yes please to a tutorial! How about some super bright neon by Riley Blake?

Flying Blind... said...

Love the plus - as you have done the maths it would be good to share :)
I would go wild with some Patty Young - Just My Type - Type Keys, or maybe Lush Painters Palettes. Thanks for the chance x

Katy Cameron said...

Your giant plus is looking great, gotta love it when a quilt assaults you in the night like that ;o)

I was going to say Collage, but then I got totally distracted by the Birch Fabrics Just For Fun, but that might be because of the bears :oD Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelli said...

I love the plus quilt and that you used a low-volume print for the background. It just makes the whole quilt have more "weight" to it. Well, I'd probably buy Flower Sugar because every line is so awesome that I always smile when I see them. :)

Sarah said...

Get some grand hotel fabric while it's on sale!

Heather said...

I just saw the Amy Butler Spots range - that could be fun to play with. I would be interested in a pattern - I have a David Butler (Parson Grey) fat quarter bundle that I think would look good in this pattern.

juceyj03 said...

Oh yes please share a pattern to this wonderful quilt! I love any pattern that is fast and pretty!! I would buy some of the new Collage line! I'm in love with it! Thanks for the chance to win!!
*Jessica
juceyj03@gmail.com

Celtic Thistle said...

Well, is it safe to mention the C******** word yet? There are lots of great holiday fabrics to pick from at the Fat Quarter Shop :)

Anita said...

I would order anything of the Barcelona line by Zen Chic. :) Yes, please do share a pattern. Sometimes the large prints sit in my stash for a long time because I can't bear to cut them up.

Laurie said...

I love the use of the paris map on your plus quilt. My friend Meaghan put a decent tute on plus quilts here: http://madebymeaghan.blogspot.com/2011/03/plus-sign-quilt-tutorial.html She no longer actively blogs but I think it's helpful. As for FQS, I would see if they have any Lush Uptown left.

Ella said...

I'd love to see the pattern! I'd pick some Indian Summer, if you haven't gotten of it yet. It's lovely.

Lisa Marie said...

A definite yes on the pattern -- that quilt is beautiful! As for shopping at FQS, I think Urban Mod looks cool. And you can't go wrong with Simply Style.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Your plus kwilt is awesome. Barcelonia...would make a great plus design. I have made one...but a pattern is always a nice thing to have! Thanks

Hannah said...

Yes please to the pattern! The plus top looks great. I always get overwhelmed shopping at fqs, but the road 15 prints are very very good. I would love to see what you do with lush uptown as while I like it I struggle to see it in a project, and I would love to stash some 30s playtime and art gallery squared elements.

Tina Short said...

The quilt is great and a pattern would be greatly appreciated.
I'd buy College Scratch for the background of the Giant Plus quilt. x

Linda said...

Hi! I'd use the low volume Moda solids.

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Adrianne said...

Lovely quilt Leanne! Congrats on your FQS sponsorship. I'm hanging out to get my hands on Collage, so I would snap that up quick smart!

Laurel said...

I would love the pattern!! gosh - I never have the "aw shucks, what should i get" problem at the fat quarter shop!! i just picked up some of the the kona dimensions - can't wait to see it tomorrow when the postman brings it!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I would probably get the Just for Fun fabrics. Make something fun and whimsical!

Julie said...

I would love that pattern- the scale is great and a one day quilt is so satisfying. I have been jonesing for Patty Young Just My Type. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Rachel Booth said...

Love your quilt! :) So pretty!

I love FQS - but they have ton - I always get distracted! :) Right now, I love the 30s playtime, Road 15, Nordika....

mrsrachelsbooth at gmail dot com

Judith, Belfast said...

Loving the LV background to your giant pluses! And well done on getting sponsored! I would love to have a few sponsors to my blog!! Jxo

Leila said...

I just bought a variety of Simply Style Eyelet - love them! Lots of the Simply Style prints would be good stash basics.

Deborah Hamilton said...

I liked the 30's playtime because they are so vintage looking. I love old fabrics. I like your design, too, and hope you will share your pattern for it.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congrats!!! I would love this, but have no idea about it...lol. I think you need some 30's Playtime and Collage....why stop at one?

ann said...

I loooove the Paris roadmap as your background. A tutorial or pattern would be fantastic. Ooooooo Acacia from Tula Pink, gotta love it.

Heidi Staples said...

This quilt is so gorgeous, Leanne! I love plus quilts. Aren't those FQS people lovely? I would buy some palette prints from Lush Uptown -- beautiful stuff!

Ella and Nesta said...

Please tell me more about the plus quilt, it's brilliant! I'm really looking forward to "Hello Petal" by Aneela Hoey. I know the Fat Quarter Shop is going to stock it, they have a weak spot for her fabric too!

JoyceLM said...

The Midnight Asian Peony Fat Quarter bundle looks like a winner to me. Thanks.

Lisa said...

Definitely Lush Uptown! Love the plus quilt. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Cathy said...

I also would pick out uptown lush. I love your background. Great use of that print!

Catrin Lewis said...

Love the plus quilt x Also thanks for the honesty regarding your fears about accepting sponsorship.

When it comes to fabric shopping Nordika and 30's playtime are high on my list at the moment.

Svetlana said...

Your plus quilt and the quilts in the cabin are fantastic.

Anita said...

I would definitely consider some of the new Heather Ross fabric line.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I would buy some of the Jump prints from the Happy Go Lucky line to have on hand for binding. And I love your quilt top and say a big YES to a pattern!

Trudie said...

The kona solids are on sale, I think you should get some of them! Your plus quilt is great. I cut one out and hated the fabrics together, I need to find some new to replace the ones that annoyed me! I would put the gift certificate to good use. Pick me! :)

Sheryl said...

It's so hard to choose because they have EVERYTHING. (It's why they're my favourite). Lately I'm loving Barcelona, but I'm also wanting to snap up a Simply Style charm pack and some of the Jump print from Happy Go Lucky and well, I could go on.

mb-RI said...

I think the low volume background is a keeper. I think you should buy more low volume prints - perhaps more city maps. You could do a series. . .

supersara20 said...

I love the moth in spider web print from the ghastlies line, I'd get some of that for sure!

Cara said...

I would pick up some Simply Style! I just love the collection. It can be used alone or as the perfect addition to your stash!

Joyce said...

Would love a plus pattern and would love anything Pam Kitty-ish if I were buying!

Carla said...

How about backing fabric? Then it will be handy when you need it : )

Leah @ L3Designs said...

I love the Christmas fabrics that are out... the gingerbread fq pack looks great

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your Plus quilt is so pretty! I'd love if you would do a tutorial or free pattern. Great pattern for showing off beautiful fabrics. Congratulations on an awesome sponsor, FQS! I have the same problem about not knowing what to get when everything is so wonderful, hehe. I'd really like some of Collage and Briar Rose is beautiful, of course anything Kate Spain does is always yummy! Happy shopping!

Thank you and FQS for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Patti said...

"Yes, please" on the large plus measurements! Congrats on your new sponsorship from Fat Quarter Shop! I'd take a close look at Ashbury Heights! Thanks for the giveaway.

Maryts said...

have you used any of the Art Gallery Fabrics. They feel wonderful! My current favorite is Squared Elements, but I also love Indian Summer: Badsket of Thyme or Basket of Wheat, Indian Summer Mellon Bullseye, also Textures, Urban Mod, Nature Elements and Oval Elements. Really any of the ArtGalery fabrics are terrific!

elle said...

ooh, definitely Amy Butler spots! This is a great shop. I thought the plus a good way to showcase the bigger prints and the background Paris fabric was stunning!

Sharon said...

I would choose Collage or Simply Style

Teresa in Music City said...

Those Just For Fun prints are pretty irresistible!!!

Shauna said...

I think I would suggest Madhuri, I love the elephants and think they would look so cool quilted up!!!!

Sharla Trueblood said...

If I were shopping I would pick Barcelona by Zen Chic, I love the colors!!!!!

Janarama said...

Loving your plus quilt. Hip Holiday is a current favorite of mine. Patterns are always nice to have.

shayne said...

I love Nordika and Indian Summer!!

Mimi said...

Yes!!! Please make a free pattern, I would use it for a quilt to make my niece who will be graduating as a nurse in 2014! I also know exactly what you should get from FQS... It is something I have been eyeballing for the last few days: Poppy Modern (and I love all three colourways and it it what I would buy if I won).

Tamie said...

How about some Road 15? I'd love a pattern. I made a plus quilt a month or so ago but with 2" finished squares and I just winged it (how I do most things). I think bigger squares would be better. I have heard of some using a charm pack (or two). I love how you didn't take the pluses all the way to the edge. I think some essex linen would be a cool "edge".

barbara woods said...

I love briar rose thanks

Nancy said...

With winter coming, I thought Onyx Winter Essentials would be a good choice.

Linh said...

I love everything but I've got my eyes on briar rose. Thanks linhs4real@aol.com

Miranda P said...

I would love the plus pattern! I never know what to do with the larger print fabrics I love! As far as the fat quarter shop, I think you should buy jelly rolls with coordinating fabrics. I love jelly rolls! The Boho Jelly Roll is very nice! Thanks for the opportunity!

Anne said...

So many it's hard to choose. The bird cream dot fabric is nice.

lbdoherty said...

Looks like I'm one of many who loooooove Lush Uptown.

Leigh Ann said...

Please write up the pattern! It looks fun to do.

Beth said...

You should get everything! I think I order from them about once a month. Right now my favorite is Collage.

Jenny said...

Your plus quilt looks wonderful! If I had $$ to FQS, I woud spend it on Lush Uptown or a bunch of different colors of Squared Elements. Thanks!

andri. said...

How about Baby Jane? The collection is too cute!

Poppyprint said...

I love that you woke up and made a quilt! It may seem boring, but if I have sponsor $ to spend I go straight for the basics, yards of Essex, Essex yard dyed and chambray. I use them all in bag making and it's so great to have on hand. Another plan is to hit the 50% off page and look for funky prints for quilt backs. Have fun on the island and shopping online!

nerospost said...

Hi Leanne! I just posted few of my favourite fabrics - 'Just My Type' is one of them. Or then just anything from Kaffe Fassett! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

felicity said...

Another vote for Just My Type! And yes please to the Plus pattern! Enjoy island living - it's been quite lovely here this summer!

anyadahab said...

Every time I go to there site, I find something different that I love. Right now I am totally obsessed with bikes, so I would pick the Just For Fun Fat Quarter Bundle.

Vera said...

I really like your color combo for this quilt! I love most of the fabrics they have and I usually end up in sale section, lol. Nothing like a good deal, right. There are some cute woodland adventures at the moment.

Deb said...

Love your plus quilt. I would go for some Briar Rose

pennydog said...

I recommend you get some Lush Uptown! :)

Gill said...

How about some 'Squared Elements'??
I love your 'Plus' quilt!

Aideen said...

I'd go for Heather Ross briar rose, love her stuff just so quirky!

charlotte said...

I think the Squared Elements are one of my favorites. I am trying to plan a quilt around those now. I love your Paris map fabric. I think it's perfect for that quilt.

Sandra Sews said...

It's no wonder you find it hard to choose! I think I'd have to get Barcelona, and some Here Fishy Fishy...

Isisjem said...

I love your plus quilt. I made one for my Mum last year. All I did was grab my first ever layer cake and a matching charm pack and keep laying out rows until I ran out of usable fabric. Fat Quarter Shop will make great sponsors because they give great service and we all love hearing about them. I've just recently shopped there and I loved the Winters Lane Charm pack I bought. I think some fat quarters of faves from that line would be great for winter and dare I say it Christmassy projects!

CrazyCatLady said...

Yes, please put up a pattern for the plus quilt -- very nice! Let's see, what to pick from FQS??? Just close your eyes and point to something -- it's all good!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Meredith said...

I would go for "Jusy My Type" by Patty Young or some "Lush Uptown" (although it looks like the FQS's stash is dwindling! (time to order more! :))

Beth said...

I love the new line by by V and Co. I know too many choices to pick. Have fun shopping.

Katherine McNeese said...

Lovely quilt.
YES please a free pattern would be wonderful!
I've got Nodika on my wish list right now.
thanks for the giveway!

cherylj said...

I would suggest some Nordika, I love it!

kim said...

If I were you, I'd buy all the Road 15 selection!! So cute and great for some boy quilts without being too 'cutsie'.
I would love to see a giant plus pattern, go for it!!!! I have the same Amy Butler prints too :)
I live on an island too. Yay for island living!!

heart of charnwood said...

Bake Sale by Lori Holt is a really pretty line! :o)

Lauren Deel said...

Just my Type by Patty Young is a great new line!

B Greene said...

I would buy all the Collage fabric I could afford :-) Love that line!!

Dawn said...

Just my type! So cute.

Laura Flaim said...

The Fat Quarter Shop is incredible. My first instinct is to purchase whatever suits your fancy! The practical side says look at what you have and what you could add that would complete another project. They have a nice selection of marked down fabrics including yardage. It's all too much!

Robin said...

For the holidays - In from the Cold, by Kate Spain. The Paris Map is such a great idea. Thanks for the offer to provide a pattern.

judys said...

I would love to do this pattern in a Christmas print for my family.....I think it would be very effective!

audrey said...

I love the Frost Valley Nordika prints but probably wouldn't know what to do with them! Your quilt is very lovely! The fabric makes it quite fabulous, really.:)

Theglasdiva said...

I like your idea for enlarging the plus signs and also the printed background. I would be interested in a pattern for it. I have some very large scale florals I hesitate to chop up. My personal pick for a fabric to consider for purchasing from the FQS is, "Paloma" by Dear Stella. Cheers!

bee said...

your quilt looks great with the low-volume background. i'd go for anything Kate Spain at FQS! love how her lines blend into each other.,

Mom2Caleigh said...

I love the Holiday Frost, by Jan Shade Beach . There are so mny wonderful choices!!! Good luck - have fun!!

allierae said...

It's always nice to see your quilts being used. You should pick up some of the new Road 15 or Simply Style. I love both of those collections!

Mary Ann said...

There are some great clearance sales there. I want the jungle bungle crossword in all 3 colors!

Carla said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I like the Dear Stella polka dots.

dessie95 said...

I'm getting in the Christmas mood for sewing so Joy Batiks really stood out. Also would love to see the Aug 4th quilt in pattern form

legato1958 said...

You could get some Happy Go Lucky!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

OMG you MUST buy Collage!! I am drooling for that line - oooo ahhhhh!!!! Love your PLUS quilt :)

Allison C said...

I would get Just My Type. Love this line!

Sonia B said...

I'm waiting for Sandy Klop's Potluck to come in stock, but I think it won't be out until October. Thanks for the chance.

KJC said...

I like looking at the Bloggers Choice bundles. My favourite at the moment is Ashley Newcombs, but not available to November! It is interesting to see how other quilters co-ordinate fabrics - something I struggle with.
Thanks for the great giveaway.

Montseta - Montsecosecose said...

Such a great choice the Paris map as a background!
I would get some Acacia by Tula Pink, so pretty. terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

They have some awesome tonal Kona solid bundles, I love the blues! Thanks so much for the chance :o)

tusen said...

If I were you I'd buy some of the texty prints from Road 15 by sweetwater (and most probably the One Way prints too).
And it's so great to see the quilts in use. Have a lovely time on the island.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Love the large pluses! I'd be buying some Nordika for sure :-)

Janine said...

Love your plus top - that's a great way to showcase those prints! I like Bijoux by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics :)

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I find their selection overwhelming and I wish you could browse by colour. I did get the newsletter today however and Just My Type looks fun.
http://www.fatquartershop.com/Just-My-Type-Patty-Young-Michael-Miller-Fabrics.asp

Adele said...

Love the Plus quilt--pattern please! Just My Type looks fun as does Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda. Good luck narrowing your selection down; I know I'd have a whole bunch of trouble!

Ali said...

I'd say Lush Uptown too - I just LOVE a lot of the prints but I haven't seen any projects made with them yet, and I'd really enjoy seeing what you'd do!

Nikita said...

Kelly and Andie's Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle - I think it has a great mix of fabric that can be used in a wide range of projects and different fabric lines.

KT said...

Amy Butler Belle! I love all of her stuff!

Andrea said...

The plus quilt is amazing and I'd love to give it a try so a pattern would be super! As far as the fabric goes...well that is tough. I always have a tough time choosing too but right now the neons in the Riley Blake collection keep catching my eye. They would make a very cheerful and youthful quilt.

Ether Bourn said...

Lush Uptown looks good to me. I like your big plus quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.

Rebecca said...

I can't decide between Bliss or Belle yardage. Have fun deciding!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jan Baker said...

I was just hunting fabric there yesterday. I think you should pick up some Basic Grey from Moda. I love their solids.

wobblybobbin said...

I loved so many of the "Mama Said Sew" prints - and the fat eighth bundle is on super sale!

Miggsie said...

How about something from the Technicolor line? I love the colors and bold geometric prints.

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Darlington Gal said...

I'm in a Christmas mood...how about Bows Wrapped Up or Ribbons Wrapped Up or some of the Jason Yenter holiday fabrics! It's so hard to narrow it down.

DeborahGun said...

I would love to see a pattern for this quilt - it is fantastic! I would buy either Winters Lane for a Christmas quilt, or Collage - because I just love this collection.

Nilya said...

So cool, Leanne!!!

Jenny said...

hope you like how the sponsership works out! i think id get some Lush birds to back a quilt with....good luck on your decisions.

Annabella said...

Well you know I love your plus quilt and really like the LV background. I am going to be very dull and a little selfish and suggest you get some more Kona solids as I love your solid quilts :)

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Love the Amy Butler display in your Plus quilt! You may want to buy
Kaffe Fassett Collective Ochre Parasols Yardage
SKU# PWGP127-OCHRE. It makes quite a statement. Thanks for the giveaway. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Francine said...

Congrats on the new sponsor and I just love that plus quilt - I would definitely appreciate a tute! I am drooling over Collage and Just my Type at FQS right now!

GO STARS! said...

I like Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda fabrics. Love the quilt - the map print adds so much more than a solid would.

mjb said...

Here's one plus quilt patter, although it's different than yours: http://www.incolororder.com/2012/08/new-pattern-simple-addition.html

I love Just My Type, the new fabric from Patty Young!

diane said...

I love the Just My Type in the blues/greys.

Teresa Stanulis said...

I think the Nordika fabric line would be fun to work with. I love the Fat Quarter Shop and have purchased from them many times. I'm always happy with my order.
tstanulis@mac.com

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'd go for the squared elements bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics. Or, to be honest, any of their fabrics - they're so lovely to touch and sew with. Heavenly, in fact!

jill said...

I love the collage fat quarter and the briar rose fat quarter bundles. I think you could do a lot of sewing with them. Thank you for the qiveaway

jill said...

I love the collage fat quarter and the briar rose fat quarter bundles. I think you could do a lot of sewing with them. Thank you for the qiveaway

Peggy said...

The Afternoon Siesta Quilt Kit at the Fat Quarter Shop would be perfect for making another snuggle quilt, wouldn't it?
Thanks,
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Elli said...

Accacia, by Tula Pink--definitely worth the wait.

Anne said...

How about some Madhuri; I've been really loving that collection lately. And I agree - yes to a pattern for the quilt, I'm just about ready to start a new one!
(majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

Susan Stanton said...

Wouldn't you love to use the Barcelona line by Zen Chic? It's got a great modern look to it. I know I'd like to use it. Have fun shopping. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

Mom C said...

Madhuri, Lush, Nordika, so many great collections. Thanks.

Susanne - Quilt it out said...

There are some great low volume prints work well as background fabrics. I would suggest Noteworthy Cloudy Sing Out Loud. Cute, very subtle print.
Susanne

Michele said...

Your giant plus quilt is great. I really love it. As for buying suggestions, that is a tough questions, there are way too many great choices. But if I have to suggest something, Amanda Murphy's Holiday Bouquet would be my first choice. Congrats on gaining a sponsor. I hope to do that soon too.

Fran said...

I would buy some of the newly re-printed Lush by Erin Michaels - I have lusted after this fabric for ages (it was released way before I started quilting). I think Fat Quarter Shop is a good sponsor for your blog & I really appreciate you explaining the whole process involved. Thanks for the chance to win!

Bellamy said...

I love Zest!! It would make a beautiful quilt. :)

Shevvy said...

I'm looking forward to Acacia by Tula.

Audrey Matlock said...

Love the low volume in the plus quilt! I'm liking the the Happy Go Lucky line by Bonnie and Camille. It's very "sunny"!!

Sarah_L_N said...

Winter's Lane! I just bought the FQ bundle from them a few weeks ago and it is so cute!

Camilla said...

Lovely pluses! And a great giveaway! It's a tricky choice. But I would go with some organic fabric. Camp Modern and Modern Basics!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I think you should order the quilters linen FQ bundle. That will give you some fun neutrals to pull from!!

Brandi Pond said...

Obsessed with Avolan by Fig Tree Quilts! It's a great line!!

Sarah Lou said...

Love the plus quilt! For some reason, Flight Pattern has really caught my eye, even though it is not really my thing usually. Or you could follow the really sensible suggestion above and stock up on basics, it's much easier to spend your own money on pretties!

Tiffany said...

I'd go with Barcelona. I've been drooling over that since I discovered it there yesterday. SIgh. It's not in the cards this week or the next, but maybe I can convince the hubs the week following! :) FIngers crossed!!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Glisten A Winter Wonderland Fat Quarter Bundle, some Batiks,Robert Kaufman Fabrics are a few suggestions. Just go through and stop at what catches your eye, you do scrappy quilts so you can always use more fabric.

the silly blather of nan said...

I would go with Collage by Such Design from the Windham line. Here design looks really fun and I don't know if you are able to purchase patterns with your certificate. If you are able to, any of the Basic Grey pattern will be great for the fabric. Good luck and have fun shopping.

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Emily said...

Just My Type by Patty Young is so fun! I'm a big Kate Spain fan, so Honey Honey is also a favorite :)

Catherine said...

Love the quilt Leanne, the colours are just perfect. A yes please from me for a pattern. I would choose some 'in from the cold'-all ready for Christmas!

Leanne Parsons said...

I love your quilt! I'd go with the Acorn Grove Batiks, I think, or maybe the 12 Days of Christmas.

Melissa said...

I love the plus pattern. So hard to choose, but I really like Nordika. I'd suggest that.

OPQuilt said...

No need to enter me in the contest, but I did want to tell you that I love the idea that your quilts were all in a pile on the sofa when you got there--what a sweet thought that they would be grabbed first while watching TV. Fun to see our handiwork put into action, right?

Enjoy your month at the island--
Elizabeth

leanne said...

love that the quilts have a lot of use ! and I'd love a pattern for the plus quilt - I've been wanting to find a pattern to use my gorgeous bella fabrics but I've been hesitant at cutting them up - I really want big blocks to show them off :)

Leanne said...

The giveaway is now closed.

diane said...

I'm too late for the giveaway but the plus quilt is beautiful and I too want to use more low volume as background fabrics. I would love the pattern if you are willing to share.

Stephanie said...

Love your plus quilt! Are you working on a tutorial? Would love to make this one!

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

I too would love a tutorial/pattern for the giant plus quilt! Yours is gorgeous!!

akainik said...

OOOOHHHH I love it!!!

Joy Todora said...

I love your giant quilt!! Please do publish the tutorial/pattern!!!!!!!

Rosebud said...

I checked to see if a tutorial/pattern has been published but I didn't find anything, Like others, I have some large pieces of coordinating fabrics that would look lovely done with your pattern. Has one been offered yet? Please include me, if possible. It's so refreshing. And thank you for showing it to us.