Monday, May 21, 2012

Summersville for Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day


Summersville by Lucie Summers

Edited to add: The giveaway is now over and the lovely Susan at PatchworknPlay is the winner! Congratulations Susan and thank you to everyone who participated and left such great ideas for summer picnic food and drinks.

Welcome to Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day. I am in love with Summersville, a new fabric line by Lu Summers. So I am giving some away, because I know you will love it too. That picture is one I took of my charm pack - so you could see the 27 different prints in this amazing line. By the way, I get to meet her - Lu Summers - in less than two weeks at the Fat Quarterly Retreat - she is one of my teachers!


I decided you might need all the prints so I am giving away a Fat Eight stack of the entire Summersville line. Once the winner is drawn, it will ship to you directly from my friends at Pink Castle Fabrics who have the bundle I purchased for you waiting for me to give them the address, anywhere in the world.

There are two chances to win this fabric: please leave me a comment sharing your favourite summer snacks or drinks. I am hoping to have a lot of picnics, especially at the beach, this summer and am looking for ideas to bring along. And if you are a follower of my blog (old or new) you can have a second entry. 

Please make sure your email is attached to your blogger profile or you leave it in your comment - if you cannot be found, you cannot win. I will close this giveaway on May 25 at 5 p.m. PST and will draw the winner randomly. In the meantime, there will be a lot of amazing giveaways, do go and enter them all. 


Normally I answer all comments left for me on my blog by email, but the give aways are tough and I have a crazy busy week. I will be reading and listing all your picnic ideas but forgive me if I don't get time to email you back, I will try but no promises.

Noise - almost done

In other news, I was quilting Noise yesterday, you can read more about her here. She is looking wonderful, there will be a Ta Da post tomorrow.

Noise - almost done

I was making purposefully random organic wavy lines. Much harder than mostly straight lines -who knew.

Red

Oh, and I had to show you Red again - the full Bloggers Quilt Festival post is here. I am so enjoying all the quilts in the Festival, I hope you are too.

Best,

Leanne

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Melissa Palmer said...

I love to take fruit skewers on picnis - plus they get to be really colorful and pretty!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

Melissa Palmer said...

Following your blog :)

melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

My favorite summer snack is watermelon!

Martina said...

my favourite snack is watermelon with turkisch white cheese!

Martina said...

I am a new follower!

Maggie said...

My absolute favorite summer snack is fresh made bruschetta - soo good! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Have fun at the retreat! That sounds awesome. My favorites for summer are fresh corn and iced tea. :)

Dianne Neale said...

I enjoy anything made with fresh veggies from our garden - sorry I can't be more specific!

Dianne Neale said...

I am a follower

marci sinfisi said...

i love wheat salad with yogurt, cucumber and apple :) perfect for picnics!
thanks for the giveaway

marci sinfisi said...

im a new follower!!!

Anonymous said...

We love having fresh-baked scones with jam and, of course, lemonade! Perfect for summer. Thanks for the chance to win!

-Kylie (purple_harriet AT yahoo.ca)

capitolaquilter said...

Corn on the cob always makes me think of summer. Happy picnicing

capitolaquilter said...

I'm a regular follower. Thanks

Ella said...

Favorite summer food...a caprese salad.

WoolenSails said...

I have a special diet, so there isn't much that I can take on picnics, that won't spoil. I do like to bring fresh fruit, like peaches or plums. In the hot summer, fruits can help with hydration, great energy boost and they taste wonderful since they are in season.

Debbie

drmithome said...

Our favorite summedry rest is ice tea and a fresh fruit salad.

Crafty Moira said...

Mmm... I love fresh summer sweet corn and fresh mozzarella with basil -- in fact, I'm learning how to make my own cheese just so I can eat more of it :)

Shauna said...

My favorite summer food is anything on the BBQ; hamburgers and brats :) Yummy!! Thanks for the chance to win this cute fabric!! I love it!!

Shauna said...

I follow you too! :)

Shevvy said...

Not only is Lu a talented designer she is a lovely person as well - don't some people just make you sick!

I don't really do picnics, not a lot of opportunities here but when its Pimms o'clock, the disappointments of the British weather are eased! And of course, strawberrys and cream are essential for outside dining!

Shevvy said...

And I'm a follower - 7days!

aksherry said...

I like hummus and cucumbers. And tomatoes and mozzarella. They are yummy on a toothpick.

Terri said...

whoowee, this one is great. Thank you for sharing your favorites. I love this line as well.

Thank you thank you

Judith said...

good bread, good cheese, good fruit, good wine. that about sums up my idea of the perfect picnic.

Judith said...

And I'm an old follower.

buddhabear said...

Caprese salad and white wine sounds good for a summer party.

rebekah said...

raspberry lemonade is so refreshing. and frozen grapes

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rebekah said...

I subscribe.

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Rebeckah Austin said...

Fresh fruit is always a must! I love Hot Dogs too... I am going to make me one right now! Yum!

Megan Wenger said...

i love watermelon smoothies in the summer

Brenda said...

yummy fabric. my favourite summer drink is homemade iced tea. thanks for the chance!

Brenda said...

thanks for the second chance. I'm a follower and I've been watching you grow the noise quilt -- it looks lovely!

Patchwork and Play said...

Of course I'm a follower, Leanne! What a generous giveaway! (Don't try to reply! You'll go crazy just reading these comments!! LOL!!)

Patchwork and Play said...

And this summer we made watermelon and mint granitas- yummy!

Svetlana said...

Oh, it would have to be watermelon for me. we love to munch on it all summer long. Fantastic giveaway, thanks.

Svetlana said...

I'm a happy, inspired follower.

Bonnie58 said...

fresh lemonade mmm. mmm.mmm.

Annie said...

I'm a follower!

Annie said...

I love cherries. Nothing better than spitting the pits as you roll down a country road.

Leslie said...

Ice cold fresh fruit always goes to the beach with us.

Leslie said...

I also follow your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway

Kristy said...

I'm old fashioned, lemonade is my go to drink for the summer.

Jill said...

Fave summer snack: cherry tomatoes, mini balls of fresh mozzarella, drizzled with balsamic - eat with a toothpick or small food pick. Yum and fresh!

Jill said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

Strawberry Patch said...

I am in Lu's class too! I love smoothie ice pops in the summer.

Strawberry Patch said...

I am a follower too

Jayme said...

strawberry short cake! okay so its not a snack but it is dang good!!

Jayme said...

i am a new follower! thanks!

Meg said...

Okay, so maybe this is totally cheeseball, but I love Nestle's instant peach iced tea. It is so yummy for a hot summer day and easy to make! ;0)

LOVE SUMMERSVILLE!:0)

Amy said...

Ahh a picture or RED - one of my fav quilts!! Love Mars Bar squares - make ahead, freeze and then they thaw in time to eat during a summer party or picnic therefore don't melt!

Amy said...

I'm a follower :) Yay!!!

JustPam said...

Turkey Hill Green Ice tea-it is wonderful.

JustPam said...

I am a follower.

Ashlea Tenner said...

Best summer snack is fruit! Berries, Watermelon, Pineapple, Lemons, Cantaloupe, Coconut, etc. So refreshing and yummy! Thanks for the giveaway! ashleatenner26@gmail.com

Terra said...

I love watermelon in the summer, and it's a healthy treat at all those parties!

Terra said...

Following!

Taisia @ Piecing Light said...

Mango lassis are the best summer drink. Puree the mango, and if you puree a tray of overripe mangos at one time (cheaper!), they can be freeflow frozen in ice cube trays, then the cubes stored in a ziploc. 3 cubes + yoghurt = 1 drink. Nom.

Taisia @ Piecing Light said...

I follow via RSS.

Heather said...

We love lemonade and homemade Popsicle. Of course you can't really take Popsicle with you on a picnic so we also love s'mores for beach bonfires!

Lyn said...

I love fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob!

Heather said...

I'm a new follower!

Lyn said...

I am a follower!

(lia) said...

I love Sweet Tea Vodka with ginger ale. SO GOOD!

(lia) said...

And I'm a new follower!

Domestic Kat said...

I love rocket lollies! There are an ice pop with lemon at the base of the rocket then orange then strawberry! Yum!

Already a follower on google reader love!

Kat x

Margaret said...

I love to eat lots of summer fruit.

Kimberly F said...

Nothing inventive here, but my favorite summer snacks are kettle corn and lemonade!

Jeannette said...

Watermelon always!

Jeannette said...

I am new follower and can't wait to hear about all the picnics!

Victoria said...

LOVE Noise. It has given me an idea for a new quilt that has been lurking on the edge of my brain.

I have become obsessed with quinoa salad. It takes on the flavors of the dressing and goes well with the crunch of jicama, onion, carrot, and other veggies. Also, it is gluten free for the folks in my family who are so inclined.

Julie said...

Oh I love S'mores, best summer snack ever!

Julie said...

I'm a new follower!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great fabric line Leanne....thanks for this chance....I like purple haze as a summer drink...and snacks...anything crunchy

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a happy follower

Jenni said...

Watermelon. And fried chicken. :D

Wendy said...

I love a good Italian cream soda! Thanks for the chance :)

Kelly said...

i need that summersville fabric. like, NEED it need it. :) i live in florida, where it gets very hot and humid in the sumemrs. lemonade tastes SO good on a hot, humid day. :)

Anya said...

I love to make home made ice cream sandwiches...but that's kind of tough for picnic food isn't it? My favorite savory summer picnic food is the Barefoot Contessa's Potato Salad (it's a viniagrette dressing, not mayo-much better for warm weather). If you google it you'll find it. It is delish!!

Kristy said...

Love sweet tea, fresh watermelon and cucumber salad....yummy!

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

Kristy said...

Your newest follower! :) Thanks again!

Annaliese said...

wow- great giveaway! hrmm.. .it's not really a travel mug drink, lol, but i love mojitos during the summer :)

Jo said...

Iced sweet tea, ham and turkey melts, and President's Choice Brand thick cut chips!

Brie said...

Favorite summer snack cashew butter and strawberry jelly sandwich! Travels so well!

fiberchick said...

I love roasted veggie and goat cheese paninis in the summer!

fiberchick said...

Well of course I am already a follower of your great blog!

Deanna said...

Fruit salad. Just had some yesterday!

Deanna said...

I am also a follower :)

Catherine said...

It's not very creative, but I love strawberry daiquiris and burgers off the grill.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite cool drink for summer is half a glass of cold seltzer mixed with half a glass of fruit juice. Grape and cranberry juices are both delicious.

Sharon said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I hope you have so much fun at the Fat Quarterly retreat, I'm kinda jealous. :)

My favorite summer drink is peach sun tea & food is a refreshing spaghetti salad: bell peppers, cucumber, tomato, olives, cooked cold spaghetti drenched in italian dressing. Yum!!

Jenny said...

just can't beat lemonade for the summer! and i love snacking on peanuts, raisins, craisins, and m&ms mixed together! thanks or a chance, i adore this fabric line!

Jenny said...

i follow your blog!

Sarah said...

I love watermelon and cucumber salad in summer - equal parts cubed watermelon and cucumber, with feta and mint. Yum!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura said...

I love fresh squeezed lemonade!

Laura said...

I'm a new follower!

Sew Festive said...

I drink Arizona Green Tea like it's going out of style in the summertime. And margaritas. And I like putting grapes in the freezer and making popsicles out of yogurt.

Vivian said...

Thanks for the chance. Summer snack or drink? Hmmm...anything on a stick...shrimp, little bits of steak, fruit bars....yum.

epban said...

My favorite drink is a frozen margarita but a nice cold Bud Light lime is great at the beach! Deviled Eggs are my favorite summer food!

MBMeadows said...

My favorite summer foods are ice cream cones, margaritas, bbq, peaches, and strawberries!

epban said...

Your Noise quilt looks fantastic! I am a follower! Enjoy your summer!

Bingaling said...

This line is on my current wish list!
In the summer, we love homemade iced coffee (Pioneer Woman recipe) and lots of fruit...when its really hot frozen grapes are great!
Chanda
bing_6@hotmail.com

CaroleM said...

A nice cool glass of white wine works for me! Fruit salad is also good.

Lynn said...

feta, watermelon, fresh mint or caprese salad. yum!

Lynn said...

new follower, thanks, i love this fabric line!

Keri said...

pesto pasta salad with shrimp. and a gin & tonic with lots of lime. mmmmmm.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

This summer past (I'm in Australia so we're about to hit winter, boo hoo) I started making popsicles for my children using a combination of yoghurt, diced fruit and pureed fruit with pure fruit juice. It's a great healthy alternative to ice cream or the store bought popsicles which are just sugar water!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

following

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I like peaches... they are perfect no matter what :) that is as long as they don't get smashed

Amy said...

Favorite summertime snacks: cucumber and cream cheese on crispy wasa crackers (or similar crackers), almond butter on celery stalks, strawberries - just by themselves!

Amy said...

I follow your blog happily.

Michelle said...

sweet tea! all day long!!

Sharon said...

Love your blog and thanks for a chance to win some of that great Summersville. We make a spicy corn relish that is just great.

LJ said...

I follow you on Google Reader.

LJ said...

Ooooh, Summersville is my very favorite right now. It would be so great to have a cut of each of the fabrics. :) Thanks for the chance.

Anne said...

My favorite summertime treat is limeade with a lot of crushed ice. Nothing fancy, but so refreshing!

supersara20 said...

I like cold stringbean salad in the summer.

lorraine said...

i love berries in the summer..strawberry shortcake is a weakness of mine :) raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

following :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Carla said...

One item I can never be without during summer is my iced tea. I like to add fruit and spices to give it a little kick.

(cavjav at cox dot net)

Carla said...

I am a follower :o)

Sis-O said...

Sliced Gala apple, pepperjack cheese and Lays potato chips.

Angie said...

My favorite summer food and drink are fresh fruit and iced tea.

Angie said...

I am a new follower.

aftonjanelle said...

Homemade salsa and guacamole with thin tortilla chips. Super YUM! Have an awesome summer!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the chance to win - My favourite picnic food is chicken and salad rolls :)

Fab said...

We like to take turkey sandwiches and fruit salad to our picnics. Great giveaway, Thanks for the chance.

Netta said...

Lemon water, veggies, apples and string cheese. With the kids this makes it easier to rinse off the sand :) Thanks for sharing.

Candy said...

This fabric looks amazing!!! My favourite summer drink is rose iced tea. Mmmm, refreshing!

Anonymous said...

Pims! Pims! Pims!

(Sorry, I don't have a login id for this, so my email is inkahmedia on yahoo.com)

atabanana29 said...

My favorite is slices of deli ham spread with cream cheese with a pickle rolled up in it! Sounds gross, but so good!! mjalfano19@gmail.com

atabanana29 said...

I am a follower! mjalfano19@gmail.com

Phoebe said...

Favorite snack - blueberries. Favorite drink? Gin and tonic. Yum.

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

My favorite summer drink is something called a Bootleg - kind of like a mojito with vodka instead of rum made with limeade and lots of fresh mint.

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

I follow you!

Rebecca M. said...

mmm I love watermelon and sweet tea!

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Rebecca M. said...

I'm a new follower :)

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Hilachas said...

Beer on a hot summer day is wonderful :) Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Melissa Corry said...

We love homemade popsicles

Melissa Corry said...

I follow yoru blog

robin said...

I like to cut a brick of cheese into fingers and put in a ziploc bag. Easy & nutritious!

Sarah said...

Chicken salad with grapes and apple over lettuce. Yum!

Thank you for the giveaway!

robin said...

Already a follower! Thanks!

Tricia said...

Fruit salad or watermelon is always a winner with my family.

Jessica said...

Strawberry banana smoothies, peach banana smoothies... peach strawberry... they all work so well and are super yummy any time of the day!

Jessica said...

I'm a follower now!

Tricia said...

I am a new follower. Love you quilts!

Jill said...

I love to eat Caprese Salad in the summer!

felicity said...

Gorgeous fabric - thank you Leanne! I love bean salad at picnics.

felicity said...

I'm a happy follower!

Caillean said...

I love pasta salads. For a real treat on hot days you can mix some left over pasta (like Penne or Farfalle) with fresh squeezed lemon juice, sour cream, salt and pepper. Delicious.

Caillean said...

I follow you in my rss reader.

Emily said...

I love frozen grapes, odwalla summertime lime and egg salad. Mmm, picnic!

Emily said...

following ;)

SewOverwhelmed said...

Love this line a fabric. Have a great time in your class. And take some Gold Peak Lemonade Iced Tea with you to the beach. Sooo refreshing!

Ali M said...

I love iced tea which is so boring right? Just that and hot dogs - they bbq easily, no raw meat to worry about or cheese to melt and not worry about scorching!

Deb said...

My favorite summer treat is whatever my husband cooks on the barbecue!

Simply EC said...

My favorite summer snack is watermelon sorbet, purée chilled watermelon with a few mint leaves and a small amount of agave syrup and then put it in an ice cream maker until it's the desired consistency. So good!
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bruinbr said...

I love strawberry lemonade in the summer! Nothing like those chunky bits of strawberry! Thanks for the giveaway!

heartsease54 said...

It just isn't a picnic without good old potato salad, preferably with fried chicken, watermelon, cookies & ice cream!

heartsease54 said...

I am a follower :)

thegoose said...

I'm a new follower. :)

Brown Buttons said...

I'm a follower

Brown Buttons said...

Mojito's for summer are a must

thegoose said...

I have two favorite summer drinks: Mauresque, which is pastis (and water) with some orgeat syrup and a panaché, which is beer mixed with lemondae and very refreshing on hot summer days.

hectorcat said...

I love fresh lemonade with mint! tessabunney@hotmail.com

Jamie B said...

I lovvve Summersville! I think my favorite summer drink is lemonade, but I never say no to a nice glass of sangria either. :)

Jamie B said...

I'm a new follower!

Bettina said...

heck, that's one awesome giveaway!

I vote for Pimm's Cocktail (and yes, WITH the cucumbers in it!)

Thank you for making the giveaway open to internationals xx
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Michell said...

crackers and cheese always goes down well

Michell said...

I follow

jaci said...

My favorite has to be vanilla ice cream.
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Kathryn said...

Right now it is strawberries and cream!

Michelle Hudak said...

Pasta salad with hot pepper cheese, tomatoes, red onion, green peppers and pepperoni..it's almost a mini-meal itself.

shel704 at aol dot com

Michelle Hudak said...

I'm a follower

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Close Knit said...

My favorite summer snack is tomato salad with tomatoes and basil from the garden and mozzarella cheese.

Close Knit said...

I'm a new follower via Google Reader.

Jessica said...

Our favourite summer drink is Ginger Beer!

JoyceLM said...

My favorite summer meal is freshly made fruit salad with banana muffins. And of course sweet iced tea. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower - thanks for the giveaway.

AnnaPK said...

My kids can't go anywhere without goldfish crackers. I keep them in the van for emergency snacking. :)
kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

Oso said...

Watermelon! I hate it but my daughters adore it.

Thanks for the chance to win!

lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

Cass said...

I love fresh fruit already cut up and ready to eat!

karen pior said...

Wonderful fabric. Love it. Watermelon means picnics to me. Cheers, Karen

Anonymous said...

Love this fabric. I'll be at the Fat Quarterly retreat too, can't wait.

kay said...

I love pineapple and quinoa salad at the beach!

kay said...

I love pineapple and quinoa salad at the beach!

SewSuzie said...

Seewt potato & sage mini frittatas are an easy, quick and tasty summer dish.

sewsuzie at live dot com dot au

btsoi. said...

Mmm Soho and 7 is one of my all-time favourite drinks!

Genevieve P said...

Nothing beats watermelon--quick, easy, cheap, yummy! Also caprese salad, and I LOVE this pasta salad (or variations thereon): http://stjulianasisterhood.blogspot.com/2011/08/orzo-salad-with-corn-tomatoes-and-basil.html

Laura Ayres said...

Love this fabric! :) Summer drinks = Pimms and lemonade :) x

Siobhán said...

Fantastic giveaway!

My favorite summer drink is definitely margaritas! Favorite summer dish would be caprese salad. Yummmm.

Siobhán said...

I'm a follower!

Poppy Seed Arts said...

Ooh! I love the summersville collection! Thanks for the chance to enter. And my family's favorite food for summer is Jerk Chicken Burgers with Mango salsa and strawberry lemonade.
freshman(dot)quilter(at)gmail(dot)com

jmj said...

fruit pieces and a box of toothpicks
add papaya and mango for a tropical twist.

Lolinkins said...

ice tea! i just love it!

Erin said...

My favorite summer snack has to be fruit. Keep it cold in the fridge and it is so good, especially watermelon.
Thanks,
Erin
emstone28@gmail.com

Valerie said...

Hi fellow Bee Mate! How awesome that you get to go to the retreat! Watt a treat to be able to take her class. I look forward to hearing what you learn! Ok, fave summer snack has got to be cold watermelon!

Valerie said...

I'm now a follower, and not just because of the giveaway! Every time I see your work and your blog name is right there, I think, " yes she can!" (quilt, that is!)

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