Monday, May 12, 2014

Oakshotts for Giveaway Day


It's Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew. I have a beautiful bundle of Fat 1/8s to give away, courtesy of Michael Oakshott at Oakshott Fabrics. I have used Oakshott fabrics often in my quilts - if you are new here, you can check out the my quilts tab to see them, or look here, here, here and here.


This bundle of 12 fat 1/8s is called Lakes. Each of the 100% cotton fabrics is woven on a blue warp with different colours shot through as the weft. The challenge with these shot cottons is to capture in a photograph the shimmer that the different coloured weft threads creates. I went about looking for shining sun rays to help me out.


To win the giveaway, leave me just one comment per person and I will draw the winner randomly. Tell me about your favourite lake/ocean spot and why you like it or tell me about a lake/ocean location you are hoping to visit one day.


Please leave your email in your comment if you are not sure if you are a no-reply blogger (you can write it as yourname [at] emailservice [dot] com or whatever so that the email strippers won't recognize it if you are worried). If I cannot find you, you cannot win.


I'll close the giveaway on Friday May 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST and I will be drawing and contacting the winner by Sunday night. This giveaway is open to anyone in the world - I will send these fantastic fabrics to you wherever you might be.


I wish you all good luck now, as there are too many comments to answer during giveaways. Oh, and if you have not yet been, head over to Sew Mama Sew to enter all the other giveaways that will be linked there this week.

Best,

Leanne

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Michele said...

Such jummy colors! I love how they change in the light.

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous...would love to win!

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Anita in Florida said...

Wonderful colors....I want them!!!!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wow they are beautiful! The lake I like the best is Silver Lake in Ontario - a nice pit stop to cool your feet when driving from one family to another! Happy giveaway day :)

Ashley said...

I would die if I won this! Growing up we always used to go to Seneca lake in NY. Love it so many memories there and Ocean Grove NJ. Hope my girls love the beach as much as I do!

Martina said...

Beautiful fabrics and colors! I really love "Lac de Gruyere" here in Switzerland. Small but so lovely!

Fonda Boyd said...

Beautiful fabric. I live in Alberta and the lakes in the mountains are beautiful, glacier fed so there are some very lovely color variations. fondaboyd@gmail.com

~Diana said...

What pretty fabrics! I want to visit Lake Como in Italy!

audrey said...

I had the pleasure of living in the San Francisco area for a few months. I loved traveling the area and visiting the different beaches! The Embarcadero is so much fun, but I also loved the beaches around Santa Cruz. These fabrics are gorgeous!

Teresa Stanulis said...

I love to vacation on small lakes in Michigan. My favorite is always the last one we visited!
tstanulis@verizon.net

Patti said...

Love these Oakshott colours! I grew up with Lake Superior as a playground, so any beach would work for me! Thanks for the chance.

Kris said...

I love your comment choice...I am from a land locked state and so I dream of water often. I grew up near the Missouri river but did not appreciate that location. I didn't even learn to swim. I did visit Italy and would love to go back.
Love love love the fabric you are giving away...so beautiful.

Denise said...

Well, from the top of Iowa, we don't have many bodies of water with color like the Oakshotts! But I do remember the gorgeous waters surrounding Jamaica. And I do want to get back there again. Thanks for sharing the goodies.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

Love my local beach!

elle said...

My go to spot in my mind when I think of water is the shores of Hudson Bay. A wonderful environment to grow up in! Oh look, the first ice breaker!!! :)

sunbienchen said...

I love the Bodensee, its a big lake in the south of Germany, connecting Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Thanks for the giveaway!

JDBrown said...

One of the most beautiful and colorful water I've ever experienced is Bloody Bay in Negril, Jamaica. The colors change all day long! But, thanks to vacations as a child in Virginia Beach, going to college on Maryland's eastern show and now taking summer vacations in the Outer Banks, my heart truly belongs to the Atlantic Ocean :-)

Nancy Lewis said...

Bahamas, is the most beautiful water I have ever seen. The water is so nice, just breathtakingly.

Beached Librarian said...

My all time favourite ocean spot is a small sandy beach in Nova Scotia, where my family is lucky enough to have spent many summers. It's not the most scenic beach (for that, I'd need to pick Crystal Crescent Beach, NS), but I have a lot of great memories there and it's fun to explore.

This bundle is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

cynthia said...

My favorite place on earth is Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco. And a foggy beach is no problem for my pale skin!

jill gm said...

I don't think that there's a body of water that I've been to that I didn't like-- from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico to the Caribbean and assorted ponds, lakes, streams and puddles in between (well, except all of the water that was hanging out in my basement last week). I absolutely love shot cottons, and this bundle reminds me of the shades of water against sky, and the sneaky ways those colors can change in the sun. thanks for the giveaway.

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I have always wanted to try oakshott... please.... be lucky ME!

Nine Kids and Not Counting :) said...

I have only been once, but I went to an isthmus by Gulf Shores, Alabama with the gulf on one side and a bay on the other and you could see both at one time. When we drove up to our rental house, we could see dolphins playing from the street! Now that was magical!

Katrin said...

I grew up in Ploen, Germany, surrounded by lakes. My dad took us sailing every weekend and I really enjoyed that. So my favourite spot is on the Grosser Ploener See, sailing below the hill with the white castle on top. Thanks!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

As I grew up in New Zealand, I would have to say Raglan or Bay of Islands would be my favorite ocean places. Raglan for the rural surfie community - so laid back and beautiful. Bay of Islands for the wonderful scenery and activities around the beautiful coastline there

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Lauren said...

The most beautiful beaches I have been to would have to be the Virgin Islands! I went there on my honeymoon and they are just amazing! I LOVE these oakshott cottons! I have admired your work for a while now and have been so wanting to try them!! Thank you!!!

DonnaM said...

Such beautiful blues - I love them all! And I really want to try this fabric.

Suzanne said...

My favorite ocean spot is the only one I know, White Rock and Crescent Beach on the BC coast. Beautiful fabrics! Would love to see the colours in real life :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

We love visiting Sullivan's Island in Charleston S.C. Lovely beach and not crowded.

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Bethy A said...

Hi
I have never used these shot cottons although I have used shot silk at times, so I would love to try working with them.
My favourite lake location is in Algonquin Park ON, where we used to camp regularly. We actually found the spot where Tom Thompson sat to paint several of his paintings, especially the Maple.
For us it has lots of good memories and I have painted on fabric, a scene that is similar and then stitched over it with machine embroidery to create a landscape quilt.
Thanks for offering a special treat.
Beth Abbott

Rose Weckesser said...

My favorite lake is our local Indian Lake. My family has a lakehouse there and we go every weekend. Not very exotic but its home. My favorite ocean to visit is the Oregon and Washington coast of the Pacific. Some of the most amazing scenery ever.

Rachel said...

Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite spot is Emerald Lake in CA.

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Debbie said...

My favorite is Kapalua Bay in Maui. while snorkeling with my husband he found a diamond earring on a reef, the sun hit it just right as we went over it. He dove down to get it and had a beautiful ring made for me!
(And yes it had been in the water for a long time the gold had worn away) no claimed it :(

Debbie said...

oh sorry email: sunluvr5@cox.net

Will Cook for Shoes said...

My favourite lake is near Otter Falls in the Whiteshell (also in Manitoba, like the previous poster). Huh - funny how I have to come to a blog to find another local blogger!! :)

tgallop@mts.net
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Sara said...

It is not a lake or ocean, but rather a pond in the north part of Kyoto, Japan, called Midorogaike. It is rumored that ghosts return in August to visit their relatives, and if they are thirsty they drink at this pond. That aside, it is just very pretty and peaceful.

Isisjem said...

I am sure there are many lakes and great ocean spots I could visit around the world. But I always feel bad that I've never made it to The Lake District in the UK as that would be nearest! Thanks for the chance!

Buffy Skolnick said...

The most beautiful beach I ever ever visited was the blue clear waters off Isla Mujures in Mexico...ahhh, amazing. My favorite US beach is Folly Beach in SC near Charleston. I grew up going there and now we take my daughter there. It is an old school beach with not much commercialism surrounding it. LOVE these fabrics...they are on my want list!
buffyh_6 AT yahoo DOTCOM

Lori K said...

I love the local beach in Oregon - an hour away and a day of play. We can survive the Oregon rain :)
I would LOVE these fabrics - they are beautiful! lorijane2004@yahoo.com

Emily C said...

I loved the view from Tacoma of the Puget Sound. I would love to go back there some day.

Jess said...

Hmm, I'm not really a big water/beach person, but I did visit the Outer Banks once many years ago and wouldn't mind going back. Thanks for the giveaway!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh what I could do with those! Yum! My favourite ocean spot is in Hubbards Cove, Nova Scotia. I love watching the sun come up or go down on the cove and seeing the colours change. Thanks for the tab giveaway!

Emma said...

Wekusko Lake in Northern Manitoba and the surrounding lakes are just beautiful. It always puts things into perspective being on the shore, looking out onto the vast expanse of crystal clear water. I would love to recreate a sense of the sparkling waters with these beautiful fabrics. What a wonderful giveaway!
emmacd80 at hotmail dot com

Carla said...

Wow, thanks for the chance to win. This would be awesome to win. I grew up in MI so I have a soft spot for the great lakes.

Pauline G said...

my favourite place is the Lake District in the UK - we holiday there at least 3 times a year

kay said...

I think shot cottons are the most beautiful fabrics out there! They would be perfect for a pictorial quilt of my favorite summer spot on Penobscot Bay (Camden area, mid-coast Maine).

Chiska said...

My favorite lake at the moment is Bear Lake. In Idaho.

Linda said...

My favourite lake has to be Lake Louise...so amazing! Those colours are beautiful.

ittehgaps said...

Grew up on the Great Lakes. Take fresh water for granted when I'm home but miss it when I'm away. This is my perfect color way. Hope to win.

Lisa Marie said...

We took a trip to Hawaii (Big Island) years ago -- that was the bluest, most gorgeous water I've ever seen.

Jules said...

I've been DYING to try oakshot cottons! My favorite "body of water" is definitely Panther falls up in Lexington, VA when I was working at the Military Academy in that area. So many memories! Thanks for the opportunity!

EmileeHope said...

I enjoy going to a lake near our house (about 30 minutes away) and jet ski. I used to ski when I was younger, but haven't in probably 10 years-not sure if I could anymore!

Cathy said...

Definitely any beach on the south west coast of Vancouver Island... Wild stormy, rocky... Fabulous

Kim said...

Beautiful! I have been hoping to try Oakshotts for a while now - - - thanks for the opportunity to win some! We live less than 1 hour from the WA coast and I recently went out there on a whim with my two boys (3.5 and 1.5) and a couple friends - we ended up catching a beautiful 75 degree day and it was just PERFECT!

momma said...

I'm lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with our own lake, while not lucky enough to own one of the amazing lakefront homes, we do get to swim, fish and relax by it. It's called Eastwood lake, and known locally as Grandma's lake for less than wholesome reasons. These fabrics are most definitely wholesome though, and rather beautiful to boot.

Hannlib said...

My favourite ocean place on earth is papamoa beach, north island of new Zealand. Sadly I do not live there .....

Susan Solberg said...

I don't get to visit the lake/ocean all that often, so I don't have a favorite. But as long as it is a lake, and I have a fishing pole, it is my favorite! LOL

My email is saskpb at yahoo.com

Kirstin said...

What fun! It doesn't matter where the water is, but there is something special about looking out over the ocean at Martin Head in New Brunswick.

Sara Curtis said...

I love the Pacific NW beaches. The WA and OR coasts are wild and lovely.

Courtney said...

A warm, white sand beach with clear water; ocean, lake or otherwise would be my favorite. Thanks.

Mary Stanfield said...

I love the ocean beaches in LaJalla, CA, though now, the lake views of Lake Washington draw my attention. I would love to feel this fabric, the colors are equisite!

Sherry in MA said...

Oh my gosh these fabrics are just beautiful! Since I live on Cape Cod, I would choose any beach there for spending time!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Oh my goodness, those colors are my favorites! My favorite ocean spot is visiting my mother in Naples, FL. Since I live in PA, it's the beach and my mom, all in one! :)

Jusmom1 said...

My husband and I adore North Myrtle Beach, SC. The beaches are pristine and not too crowded. Thanks for the chance to win! My FAVORITE colors!

Anita said...

So pretty, my fingers are crossed.

Libby said...

My favorite lake is the one at my Grandma's house - so many fun childhood memories of fishing, swimming, and sledding ^_^

cheeky monkey said...

Lovely selection of Oakshott. A Lake? I love to go to the "3 Seen Wanderung" (walking to the three lakes) at home. There is always some snow left so we also can make a snowball fight

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love the Oregon coast. I visit as often as I can. Thanks

Gertie Pye said...

I loooove Oakshotts! We used to go to the Lake District in Cumbria as kids which is very pretty but I also have very happy memories of holidaying by Bodensee (Lake Constance) on the border of Germany & Switzerland. One day I would love to go to Lake Garda or Lake Como in Italy ... maybe when the kids are all grown up x

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Elbow Beach, Bermuda is my favorite…love the warm, clear water :)

Pam said...

we love to go to lake murray in oklahoma. alot of things for the family to do there

Alexis said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I love the lakes along the Grand River Watershed (Ontario, Canada). Rockwood is especially beautiful and a favourite of ours.

Lucy said...

In college, I studied on Whidbey Island, Washington. The program was located right on the Puget Sound, and each afternoon, I'd climb the bluffs and watch the sun go down over the water, with mountains visible on the mainland. It was so lovely and peaceful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lorrie said...

Stunning watery colours. I live on an island so water is never far away. I love bobbing on the ocean surrounding our Gulf Islands of British Columbia - in a boat, not the water itself. Waaay too cold.

Beth said...

I love the lakes in Northern Michigan - just beautiful!

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I love the Chesapeake bay.

Michal Woodruff said...

I love the rivers and lakes in Texas. I hope to see Crater Lake in Oregon someday. I hope I win. :) I'm dying to get my hands on some Oakshott because it seems to be my taste and will go with stash real well. Have a fun week. Take care.

Debbie said...

oh this is one special giveaway! LOVE the palette!
I have a small lake that I can see from my bedroom window, and I confess that makes me very happy!

Stephanie said...

well I like the ocean, but not real crazy about a lake. I do however have to best little spring fed creek that runs the east boarder of our farm and that is our favorite swiming and fishin spot!

Vera said...

Living in the middle of Europe has one huge disadvantage. We have no sea or ocean here :( So we love to go anywhere where we can find it, lol. I had such a good time at Fitzroy Island so I would like to go there once again. BTW I love those fabrics you are giving away!

Meg said...

Great collection of shot cottons...reminds me of Lake Charlevoix in Michigan.
Thanks for the chance

Jodi said...

Fantastic fabrics, is right! I love going to Block Island, Rhode Island, on the off season when it's quiet and gorgeous! Lots of beautiful beaches, cliffs, sunsets, hiking, biking, etc.!

deborah said...

Gorgeous colors! My husband and I took a trip to Scotland a few years ago. We visited Urquart Castle and Loch Ness. So moody and mysterious- loved it.

Reagan G said...

Love those colours but have never tried that line of fabrics!

Gabrielle Robles said...

Favorite ocean spot is in Big Sur. You hike trails to get up on the cliffs and it is amazing. So few people do this that you get to enjoy this alone most of the time. I like it because of it's serene beauty and the amazing combination of sky and sea.

Vicki H said...

I have only been to the ocean once, the Atlantic at Daytona Beach.

Taisia @ Piecing Light said...

My favourite beach is a perfect little curve of sand up in the north of the north of New Zealand: Matai Bay. Big trees stretching out over the water, golden sand, and always warm enough in summer to swim. Happy memories of summer holidays.

Lisa said...

I live about 90 miles from Destin Beach, Florida... Prettiest White Beaches EVER!!

Jacklynn said...

Beautiful colors! I love the water in the Bahamas, it is so clear and blue!

wonderlandbyalyce said...

These are gorgeous! I am making my way around Panama visiting different beaches. Thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

Lucy said...

I love the Lochs in Scotland, they have a deep, dark and foreboding feeling.

elsa.elsa said...

I grew up on lake huron and love this one particular spot on the beach near my parents house where the water comes right up to the rocks and there is no sand. a perfect place to sit with your toes dipped in the cold cold water.

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Anita said...

Lovely colors and lovely fabric!

imatopper said...

My fav lake would be in Minnesota at whatever lake is well stocked and the fish are biting. Love the quiet peaceful time.

Celtic Thistle said...

Favourite ocean spot is the beach below Bamburgh Castle, especially on a crisp winter day!

Desiree said...

I love Cumberland Island National Seashore. the wild horses are incredible.

glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

What Comes Next? said...

gorgeous fabrics, and you caught their essence wonderfully in your pictures. I love Long Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island - you can walk for hours on the wide sand beach, and storm watching is fantastic!

aangto said...

Those are gorgeous! My favorite ocean spot was a beach in the Philippines called Cocoa Beach. The waters were crystal clear blue and so warm. Well worth the 16h flights to get there!

Marilyn said...

The Great Barrier Reef that I was lucky enough to visit a few years ago when I went to Australia.

babiesdoc said...

I love those colors and in shott cotton they seem even better
We go to the beaches of long island every summer but so far, the best beach I have ever visited was virgin gora

quilt for fun said...

My favorite is Lake Thompson, in southern Maine. I've vacationed there many times, and the water is always beautiful.

sofen said...

My favourite ocean spot is Verdens Ende, The end of the World ;) That is only 25 minutes from where I live, and it really looks like the end of the world. Here is a link to a web cam out there: http://www.tb.no/element/verdens-ende-7.164715?context=popup

jachelno at gmail dot com

Alicia said...

I visited the Mediterranean and saw the beautiful beaches off of Greece. I would love to go back.

Alicia said...

I visited the Mediterranean and saw the beautiful beaches off of Greece. I would love to go back.

Renee said...

Peyto Lake, in Canada, is a glorious blue lake surrounded by huge mountains. But I love the ocean and would love to go to some island surrounded by clear blue waters!

Catherine said...
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Catherine said...

It has to be one of the smaller lakes in the Lake District. They are the most beautiful blue when the sun shines (not very often) I need these so much for a beautiful paper pieced butterfly quilt. Great giveaway.

THatch123 said...

I am heading to my favorite lake place soon! Thomas Lake, one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes is my home away from home. thatch123 at gmail.

Katie Dold said...

I'm drooling over here...I love that bundle of Oakshott fabric. My favorite beach is Point Reyes National Seashore. On a sunny day, the ocean colors look just like that fabric bundle. Thank you for the giveaway.

Charmed Life said...

Those colors are incredible. My favorite lake is lake Tahoe in California.

Jenilyn said...

Beautiful fabrics! My favorite lake is Lake Hartwell in South Carolina. Right in my back yard!

Mom2Caleigh said...

I love to be by the ocean at the evening, as the sun sets and the colors change on the waters. Those colors remind me of some of the many beautiful colors that are displayed. The lucky winner will love them! So kind of you - thanks.

Leslie can't stop quilting said...

So yummy Leanne....thanks so much for a chance to win!! Vallectio Lake is where we used to go every summer....it's in "Colorful Colorado"!!! Love it there so much!!!

monica sisk said...

I go to the lake often, but I have always wanted to see the mediterranean ocean.

just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

Katherine McNeese said...

Love these colors!
any body of water makes me happy and relaxed
thanks for the giveaway!

Shauna said...

I love the Outer Banks of North Carolina, both for the ocean and because family is near. Thanks for the chance

Anonymous said...

Oh, those are just so beautiful! Well, I've lived on the east and west coast of Canada, but I think my favourite is the lake I used to go to when I was a little girl camping in the summer -- I'm from Saskatchewan and we used to go up to Lac des Isles every summer for a couple weeks and I haven't seen it in years and there's probably nothing that special about it, but it was so lovely and I have nothing but good memories about going there.

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

June D said...

Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win them.
My favorite lake is Lake Tahoe. I have seen it change thru the years, but always remember the fun summers we had camping there when I was a kid.

Emily Isley said...

I used to go to the beach in FL when I was a kid. Would love to go back.
ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Kim said...

Such stunning but serene colours, and with a slight shimmer on them.....wow! As for beaches, despite being from Australia, I think my favourite beach is in the Hebrides, West Beach, on Berneray. Miles of white sand, islands just across the way, and best of all, rarely another soul in sight!!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Hey Leanne! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
(I've never used Oakshotts, they look so gorgeous!)
My favorite ocean spot is back home in Vancouver; while Chicago is beautiful, it doesn't compare to West Coast living. :)
One day, I'd love to put my feet in the Atlantic. I'd love to visit PEI and Maine!
(p.s. your blog is really lovely - you have a new follower! (Sew at Home Mummy))

AngieSue said...

I had a chance to live in Bermuda for 2 years when I was in my 20's......pink sand and clear water. It was lovely!

LittleGem Roberts said...

Hi,
My favourite ocean spot is Pentreath on Anglesey North Wales, when the tide is out the beach goes on forever. Love watching my toddler and dogs running and having fun. Thanks for the chance to give this amazing giveaway 😊

Cecilia said...

Pretty fabrics! I remember going to St. Petersburg Beach in Florida when I was young. The water in the Gulf was always so clear and warm. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Burnette said...

I love Dale Hollow Lake in Celina, TN! It's very peaceful! Mary - mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Cindy said...

How perfectly does this compliment your new logo? Love it :)

Rachael Ferrera said...

What a beautiful collection of colors! My favorite water spot would have to be Hawaii. I couldn't name a specific beach as they're all just so breathtaking! My husband and I went for our honeymoon, and we can't wait to go back.

LoriM said...

I love Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks. It's my happy place. Luckily, it's less than an hour away by air in our plane.

Michelle Olsen said...

I love Depoe Bay, Oregon. It is near 2 lighthouses, has sea lions (in a cave & on docks) and the occasional whale sighting...plus a tasty restaurant called the Spouting Horn :)

Ioleen Kimmel said...

I have a few water spots but my favorite is Clam Harbour, Nova Scotia. It is on the eastern shore. Beautiful!!!

ioleen.kimmel@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Atlantic Ocean on Canada's East Coast. Thanks for the chance to win!

Little Ella Lu said...

I love going to the Oregon Coast. I just love the feel.

mjb said...

I'd love to play with these - I grew up in lake country but now to go the Outer Banks often

Pennie said...

My favourite ocean would have to off the coast of Australia near Manly. Lovely fabrics, thanks for the giveaway.

karen k said...

My favorite ocean spot is the OR coast. Love the rugged rocks and all the things that drift ashore. Walking along this coast gives me a happy feeling.

audrey said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I love the ocean over at Yachats Oregon--beautiful!

Georgia said...

Hello, gorgeous fabrics. I recently visited Norway and the fjords there are breathtaking.

fenna said...

love the ocean---my favourite memories are long beach peninsula in Washington State! (honeymoon ;) )

Anonymous said...

My favorite lake place is my home. We live in a cedar cabin on a small lake in Alberta. Thanks!

Béa said...

Wonderful fabrics & colours, I would love to see tahitian lagoon.

Samantha said...

Beautiful colors and fabrics.

judys said...

One of the most beautiful large lakes I know is right where I live - Okanagan Lake in BC!!

Mary Ihla said...

I grew up on Big Sand Lake near Park Rapids, Minnesota, and have many fond memories of my childhood there in the '50s.

Karen said...

New Orleans because my son and his family lives there. If course there are many other things to see.

Kathleen OGrady said...

What beautiful fabric! I have never used Oakshotts and am wanting so badly to sew something with them. My favorite ocean spot would be The Tasman Bay area in New Zealand. It is so beautiful there, warm, water and gorgeous beaches.

lazydaisy said...

oh my gosh! Oakshotts! I am so excited!

Cheryl said...

My favorite ocean is the ocean around Hawaii, thanks for the chance to win!

Patty Ladd said...

I would love to be on a beach on Maui, a nice nap in the sun hearing the waves - peaceful!

James Turner said...

Would love to see The Caribbean!!!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Those are beautiful colors! My fav ocean spot is from my child hood when we spent SO much time there...Laguna Beach, CA. The beautiful rocks, the tide pools the calm waves, the sea critters and of course, burying my older brother in the sand!

Cheri
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http://www.fabricandmemories.com

SuzyMcQ said...

I love just about any beach, but some of my favorites are Avalon, NJ and the Outer Banks of N.C. Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Love the fabric! I can't wait to go back to San Diego! And go to the beach there!

GO STARS! said...

My husband and I visited the Big Island of Hawaii 4 1/2 years ago. We stayed in the Waikaloa area and so enjoyed walking along the coastline there. So beautiful - time to go back!

Crickets Corner said...

Beautiful colors! Our nearest lake is the Lake of the Ozarks which is beautiful but my favorite place is being at the ocean and beach in Wells, ME.

Calah said...

oooo! we love heading to the lake minnetonka or camping in the summer

CurlyGirlMom said...

One of my favorite vacations ever was to Nantucket Island. There was even a hurricane when I was there, and boy was the sunset afterward BEAUTIFUL!! :)

Leo said...

The Atlantic ocean ... to be precises at the coast of the Bretagne in France - and why beacuse I have great memeories of childhood holidays there ... and because of the waves ... and the tide and fighting against it digging drenches around the sand castles ... and because it'S not so touristy and because it's not so hot liek on the medirrenaean sea ...

Victoria said...

I love South Haven, Michigan. My family gathers there in the summer and life slows down while we are there. I love the luminosity of these fabrics. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Leanne and thank you for a fantastic give away! I live on a holiday island, in Crete in GREECE! Mediterranean and sandy beaces are about 10 min drive from our home. Almost every day I pass some beaches and I enjoy alwasy watching the amazing colours of the sea! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheila said...

Wonderful giveaway , my favorite spot would be cavendish beach in Prince Edward Island , incredibly beautiful . Thanks for the chance .

Jess said...

I love cold, wet, windy, rocky beaches! Yes, seriously; a stormy Washington beach is much to be preferred (in my mind) over Hawaii. (My swimsuit phobia might contribute a little bit. But I really do like stormy weather).

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Catherine said...

Love those Oakshotts Leaane. My favourite seaside spot is Ctoyde Bay in Devon. We used to go there as kids and my two girls and I have have camped and surfed there a few times too. Amazing place

Kim said...

I would love to go to Hawaii's Waimea beach. The Northshore is a beautiful place to be.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Our absolute favorite spot of water....St.Petersburg Beach on the west coast of Florida....have been vacationing there since I was 5yrs old....that's A LOT of years ((SMILE)).

Jody Mellenthin said...

I've always wanted to try those oakshots out - love that shimmer and rich color. My favorite spot is a semi-private beach in Chatham, Massachusetts, next door to the Chatham Bars. You have to stya at the Hawthorne to access it. You can hear the seals and watch the sky change and the water is perfection.

ELNM said...

I love the ocean/beach in the Outer Banks, NC. Many great family vacation memories there (both growing up and now with my family!). Many thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Bethany said...

I really love White Rock, British Columbia! And Seaside, Florida! Thank you for the giveaway!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Crater Lake, Oregon while you don't swim, or boat it is just gorgeous. Lovely giveaway.

SIMPLESEW said...

I grew up on a small lake, in Angelton Texas, I just loved swimming off the pier and fishing, I was also a short drive to the beach. My veins have salt water in them.

Jackie said...

What beautiful colours. We lived in a city that had Lake Ramsey, the city had made a trail around I/4 of the lake and I loved walking along the shore line.

Heather J said...

Right now I am in the Caribbean, so I am loving the turquoise waters. I have always been near a lake or the Atlantic. The sound of the water lapping the shore is wonderful.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

I love Oriental Bay in Wellington. I'd love to visit the Great Lakes in USA one day.

Sarah Fredette said...

I've never actually visited a lake, but the ocean quite a few times. I was in the USNavy for a brief time, and my favorite ocean experience is just being in the middle, with nothing around you all the way to the horizon, except the dolphins playing in the break water. Peace. But, my husband keeps promising to take me lake fishing one day, and I'm very excited. :D

Anonymous said...

My favorite "lake" spot is the beach at Caseville, Michigan. It is about a 90 minute drive from my house and has the most amazing beach on the Great lakes!

Love the Oakshot bundle. Have always wanted to try them!

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sara mcconnell said...

I grew up with my summers being spent at glenn shoals lake in hillsboro, IL. . .great memories and can't wait to get back there with my kiddos! Thanks for the chance to win!! xoxo - Sara

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Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I'm a SCUBA diver so I'd love to visit the Great Blue Hole (a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize)!

charlotte said...

I love going to the beach at the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina. I could sit for hours and watch the waves. I am not much of a swimmer.

Abbigail said...

I really like any where there is water! I did rally like the ocean at Maine! So pretty sailing around the islands and all.
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Donna W said...

My favorite lake is Lake Michigan. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, we would go over to the lake for the day. Now, I do not live as close to Lake Michigan, but when I do get there, it brings back fun memories.

Elise Lea said...

My favorite ocean spot is on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean! It is a small island where my husband is from and it is just so relaxing!

Peaches1003 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My current favourite spot in Fiji - I just came back from a holiday there and it was lovely

Mara said...

Greece has a beautiful Sea, lovely colors, great beaches, Corfu is one of my favorite Islands.

the running hare said...

Fabulous fabrics Leanne! I love the sea around the Western part of Scotland and the Inner Hebrides. There is a quality of light there that is wonderful and quite unique.

tomomi mcelwee said...

Love oakshotts. Love that colour.

Janet M said...

My favorite water spot is the Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan in northwest Michigan. The oakshotts are really lovely - almost iridescent!

Sallie said...

The Mediterranean Sea - love the beautiful water

Ly said...

I hope that walden pond counts -- it's so special to me and where I got engaged. BUT if the pond doesn't count then I love the beautiful water of the caribbean in Cancun.

Quilting Tangent said...

Beautiful fabrics, I would use them in a free motion sampler quilt. Caribbean Ocean use to be a favorite - go to a quiet island (no cruise ships). South seas always looked interesting.
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handmadeby EvaRose said...

I love looking at the medditerannean sea from the shores of rocky Ios in Greece, amongst the whitewashed little houses, taking in the vastness of the pure blue sky and deep blue sea. I would love to visit the Indian Ocean , I have heard you can see the curvature of the earth on the horizon, a total view of sea and sky uninterrupted by land masses, where all the blues become one.

Afquilt said...

Love the Mediterranean - mostly for the beautiful countries around it!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, those are gorgeous. You really captured them in these photos. I'm hoping to one day visit Hawaii -- I've never been! Thank you so much!

Wendy said...

I'd love to get my hands on some oakshott! There's a beautiful beach in Devon, England that's very special to me

mammafairy said...

As a child, I loved going to the beach at Ynislas. Long sands and sand dunes to hide amongst... super! I am getting 'bounce back' at the moment- I am at
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Jeana said...

oh thanks for the chance- love these colors!

Bonnie58 said...

I would love to go on an European river cruise - not quite lake / ocean, but it is water related??? thanks so much for sharing. Love the fabrics.

SS said...

Pretty fabric! I'd love to go see the fjords of Norway from the water.

heart of charnwood said...

I can't suggest one beach side place, but I would love right now to be on a beach in Australia, somewhere quiet and serene, reading a book!

Ella said...

I still love Lake Ontario. I grew up a 15 minute walk away from it.

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