Monday, December 9, 2013

How about Botanics for Giveaway Day?



Today is Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day, which stretches out to be giveaway week. Welcome and feel free to look around if you are new here.

I went shopping during the Black Friday sales and bought a whole bundle of Botanics, by Carolyn Friedlander to give away to one of you this week. It is waiting for the winner's information, safely on the shelf at the Fat Quarter Shop, as there is no way it would have made it to me, in Canada, in time for the giveaway.

I think this is my favourite of all the new fabric lines that have come out this fall. Since I don't have more pictures, I will let you know that you can read more about this fantastic fabric line at Robert Kaufman here, or at Carolyn Friedlander's website here.


I will draw the winner randomly on Friday night, December 13, 2013 after 5 pm PST. The rules are simple:

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Thank you to everyone who entered my draw for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. I am still reading through the excellent suggestions and ideas for projects, and I shall be making a nice list of projects to start over the holidays. I drew the winner this morning and it is Arita.

  • Leave one comment on this post, sharing an idea for me to consider for my next quilting project. I am itching to start something new and looking for ideas for patterns or techniques or whatever else you want to share.
  • Make sure your email is attached to your profile or you leave it in your comment. Don't be that person who misses a chance to win because I cannot find you.
  • This giveaway is open to everyone, anywhere in the world.

Good luck to all of you, I usually cannot respond to every comment in a giveaway, but I will be reading them all and thank you for the ideas. And, go and check out all the other giveaways, I know they are going to be great - I will be doing that too. The supply giveaways are here and the handmade giveaways are here.

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Oh, and I am excited to say that my never ending matchstick quilting project,  Sunset, is finished! All I have is this sneak peak right now, she is proving very hard to photograph. I am going to work better photographs this week - stay tuned.

Best,

Leanne

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nylirrek said...

How about a Mariners Compass?!
kerrilarsson@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Wow! Well, I can hardly recommend something to you without going through your back catalog, but risking embarrassment (that you have done it), I will say that I have pinned this lovely quilt and it does look like it would somewhat fit your aesthetic. http://bloomingpoppies.net/2013/04/19/box-of-rain-quilt-finished/

P.S. I found a lot of your work in my Pinterest too, LOL.

allierae said...

Wow, so generous of you! Thanks Leanne! I get all of my ideas from you fabulous bloggers so I don't have any for you right now. I've really enjoyed all of your matchstick quilting projects though.

barb said...

how about a quilt with mountains or trees? or maybe a log cabin with an animal picture as the center block. thank you so much for a fantastic giveaway. it would make a lot of charity quilts, which is all i make. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Margaret said...

How about something by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr? I have their book, Quilts Made Modern, and it is wonderful.

Sonia said...

Oh Leanne your Sunset quilt is just stunning!!!!! And what an amazing giveaway - thank you :) x

Kelsey said...

One of my 2014 goals is to finish my scrappy double wedding ring quilt - maybe you should try one of those!

Gabrielle Robles said...

Great Prize. I think perhaps a Jen Kingwell pattern. So many to chose from ... I think Gypsy Wife is a great one. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

June Robertson said...

Have you ever tried working with fabrics that you wouldn't normally gravitate towards but have somehow become part of your stash. Sometimes I'm more creative when I'm forced to work with what I've got rather then when I have an endless supply of gorgeous to choose from. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous fabrics :) PS I'm in Canada too!

Angela Smith said...

What a great giveaway!!! I think Camille Roskelly's pattern On a Whim showcases fat quarter cuts beautifully, I'm planning on starting one soon? Thanks for the giveaway!!

Susan said...

Botanics! Wow would I ever love to win. I'm currently working on Jaybird Quilt's Toes in the Sand pattern. I bought the ruler too, so I'm having fun with pyramids.

Angela Smith said...

Great giveaway! On a Whim, by Camille Roskelly is a beautiful pattern to showcase fat quarter cuts!

Sowing Stitches said...

What about a memory quilt...as in...taking elements of as many of your quilts you can remember and combining them into a totally new creation???

Katie Dold said...

The Sunset quilt is stunning! I've been wanting to make a quilt with scrappy feathers. I think the Botanics line would be great for that. Thank you for the giveaway!

Becky said...

Thank you for this very generous giveaway!!!! Great fabric!!!! Have you made a Swoon quilt with the pattern from Thimble Blossoms? It's on my to do list. What about the Granny Square type quilts? Please let us know what you decide as your next project. Merry Christmas!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on your Sunset finish Leanne! I think making a quilt with a non-traditional fabric like denim or wool would be fun - not necessarily bed size, but something smaller.

Jeana said...

Oh wow this is so generous!!! Thanks for the chance! I've been really loving square-in-square quilts recently - maybe one of those?

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the sneaky peek of Sunset and can't wait to see more! How about choosing some hand appliqué as your next project? Brioni Greenberg's 'petal' quilt (not its real name but I don't know that, sorry!) looks like it would adapt nicely to some hand sewing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66173072@N02/9356007363/in/pool-fqlondon2012/) - I know you're hand appliquéing the 'eyes' on the Pickle Dish quilt but I thought you might enjoy some appliqué that doesn't have a deadline! Or a single (long!) line of circle/matrix showing the changing colour of the sun through the day...

Bethany Martini said...

I would love to see a paper pieced quilt! Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

Samantha said...

I've been following your wonderful progress on Instagarm! I'm trying to finish my daughter's mermaid quilt and Christmas gifts.

vwlady said...

How about a very small (8"x10") miniature quilt? Just a thought.....with very narrow strips of color ( 1/4" finished).

Debbie said...

Lovely prize! As for new projects, I believe now is the time to get a Christmas runner done for 2014, instead of the 2nd week of December....juniperquilts@gmail.com

Whitney Leonard said...

Curved piecing is so fun and modern. I am itching to buy the Quick Curve Ruler and try out one of the patterns by Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Shelor Robin said...

There is no way that I would give you advice! :-) Everything you do is awesome. Thanks for the chance.

corsetkitten (aka Erica) said...

Thank you for hosting such a fantastic give-away! :D

I'd say if you;re looking for something different to try to experiment with, why not try combining a hexagon quilt with string piece-ing? Make your hexies out of string quilt blocks? Just a thought! ;)

Prima Donna said...

Wow! That is very generous! Have you tried a twisted or spiral bargello? I just finished a spiral bargello top and it is waiting to be quilted. It was so much fun to make.

Born4Travel said...

What a great gift! I think you should work on a hexagon project. :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

heart of charnwood said...

How about making me my very own Sunset quilt! ;o)

Kathleen OGrady said...

Oh my, what a wonderfully, generous giveaway! I love that collection! So much that I had to read all about it on her website. After following your blog I don't think that I could give you any earth-shaking ideas for your next project. Thanks for sharing your talent and this awesome giveaway with the rest of us!

SandyQuilts said...

You are an inspiration to many. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. How about a low volume bargello. or creating mountains (geologically) starting below the ocean. Merry Quilting

Wild Irish said...

I'm far too new to quilting to even suggest what you should do. I actually look to your blog for inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Mmm I love this line! Thanks so much. You should definitely join my barn door quilt a long in January. :)

Nicole Hannah said...

What about doing a moon version in this series? Grey/white/palest yellow on black/blue/grey? Thanks for the giveaway.

joske whiteside said...

winter is an awesome season, but sometimes hard to capture the stark beauty of it, without making you think about the cold too much!

Melanie said...

Since you have such awesome quilting skills maybe one of Jen Kingwell's patterns? The Gypsy Wife is gorgeous! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

texheks said...

I have been doing some quilt as you go projects....I love it!

Beth said...

What about using Botanics for something similar to your current quilt - Sunset.

Nancy D. said...

Thanks for sharing! If you're looking for a long project, you can try a Dear Jane quilt - I signed up for a 24 month long Rainbow Jane - I'm on month 5 but should be on 24! ha!

Kim M said...

I can't wait for more pictures of Sunset! I'm looking forward to getting started on a quilt that uses a String Heart Block. (http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com/2013/03/the-string-heart-block-tutorial.html)

quilary said...

Brilliant giveaway! I'm thinking of starting the Spring Carnival/Ferris Wheel pattern like this one http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/spring-carnival-templates.html
Thanks for the chance :)

The Thompsons said...

I know how you feel. I want to branch out, but sometimes I just need good ideas. My current projects aren't all that exciting - just sleeping bags for the kiddos' dolls.

~Kelie~ said...

Such a generous giveaway! Maybe your next project should be based on your favorite shape and then taken to the extreme? For example, if it's a triangle, make a triangle shaped quilt with a bunch of triangles inside of triangles inside of triangles...I hope that makes sense!
thanks for the chance to win!
craftnursequilt(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita said...

How about making a black and white pieced star quilt, with a few bright colors scattered in?
Love the bundle!

Jean(ie) said...

Botanics is my favorite new line. I just adore the colors and prints! HUGE CF fan! I hope you got a bundle for yourself.... It's just too yummy to pass up!

I'm seriously loving your matchstick quilting project. It's beautiful! To answer you question, I like to do a small project after completing a large one. It gives me time to think over the lessons learned on the big project and decompress. Can you do a pillow/cushion? With all that hard work on the last project you deserve a break ;)

Carla said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love your work - I personally wouldn't change a thing!

Sarah said...

The supernova quilt pattern is always a great striking pattern....

Erin Quinn said...

I think I see a geometric theme going through your quilts - triangles with matchstick quilting, cycles...maybe a funky hexagon is in your future. Machine pieces, of course. With lots of negative space and matchstick quilting. Or break out and do something super intricate - crazy paper pieced mermaid - or something super outside your comfort zone :-)
E xx

Emily Isley said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like planning quilts, but some of my favorite ones to make are with little scraps from all of my favorite past projects. Postage stamp style! ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Andrea Lui said...

what a great prize!! how about the cat-a-long by oh, fransson? :)

andreachang1220[at]gmail[dot]com

Adrianne said...

Omg, such a brilliant giveaway prize! I'm going to suggest Jen Kingwell's Midnight at the Oasis quilt for your next project - I never thought I would enjoy following someone else's pattern so much! And there is plenty of room for personalisation!

Darlington Gal said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway! What about a swoon....I think those are beautiful quilts. I know it's been around for a while and you may have already made one, but I think they are so pretty. kmcassie@gmail.com

bellalily said...

I would love to see you design something with Botanics and Charley Parsons - circles, yes circles

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh gosh, what yummy fabrics, I'd sit and look and fondle and try not yo drool!!!!! What to suggest for you? I'm making a first Irish chain, do you fancy that ?

Cindy said...

holy cow they're beautiful! what a wonderful idea just saving them (all special special) at the FQ shop. brilliant. Hmmm....next project? I'm a small bit obsessed with the idea of a DWR quilt, but that's probably bonkers for you after your PD quilt!

Amber said...

Right now I'm on a cloud kick. Perhaps a quilt reminiscent of the sky? Thanks for the great giveaway!

Saira p said...

Hi, bit late for a festive quilt perhaps, but I just bought the Trees pattern by Crazy Mom Quilts and it would be super mixed with some of those botanics and some 'pop' colours. Thanks for the chance.

Angela Bowman said...

Aw, thanks so much for giving away such a generous prize. I wonder if you would like watercolor patchwork...

bellalily said...

I would love to see you create something using Botanics and Charley Parsons - circles, yes circles

Camille said...

Something with all striped fabric! Maybe diamonds? That could be interesting.

Sheryl said...

If you wanted to continue with your Cycles theme, maybe a mini quilt with different sized circles could be interesting. Or smaller circles pieced within the larger circles?

Lynn said...

what an awesome giveaway! what about pick a pattern that's completely opposite of your style and try that!

Mary Jo said...

You are so generous. I would love to win Botanics. So Lovely. I am itching to start the APQ quilt along in the Feb mag. by lissa. I can see it in all sorts of combinations. The name of the quilt is Tone it Down.

Anya said...

Perhaps you'd like to tackle a Jane Stickle quilt? Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

HELLO! BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY!
MAYBE YOU'D LIKE TO TRY A QUILTED PROJECT USING A CHEVRON PATTERN.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Emilyplays said...

Your quilts are gorgeous! You do lovely curved work! I'm more of a HST quilter, so I just wing each quilt!

Ella said...

How about a Hexy quilt? I find them kind of addictive.

Katie.Herzog said...

I think I am going to do wonky 9 patches, i think they are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beached Librarian said...

I love, love, love quilts that are all one colour and a fairly simple fabric where the quilt does most of the talking. I've been thinking of doing one in all blues (dark blues) with a large "plus" pattern and then using lines or some stitching pattern that follows the "pluses" to bring the quilt to life. Maybe with deep pink (a magenta?) thread or maybe just matching blue. I can't decide. I'd love to see what you'd do with a similar type of idea.

Thanks for the generous giveaway :)

Renee said...

hahaha never ending matchstick project! I can totally relate--I just finished the quilting on a quilt that was like a million flowing lines about 1/4" apart...it was painful for my shoulders/back to finish! Anyway...my next big quilt is going to be a storm at sea,

Sharon said...

I am about to publish a new pattern, Polka Dot Bikini, that is a modern and simplified version of Double Wedding ring. Planning a QAL on my blog. Check that out for your next project! Fabricsandflowers.blogspot.com (see post from Dec. 3)

Carla Keahey said...

That quilting is just gorgeous! I am going to make some pillows from leftover quilt blocks next.

Katherine McNeese said...

thanks for the giveaway!
I can't even figure out my next/current project, let alone one for anyone else!

Emily C said...

You should try a medallion quilt.

rappy said...

That is a really generous giveaway! I've just moved to a new city with really interesting subway stops, and have been toying with the idea of a series of mini-quilts to represent some of the colours and textures of the stops. Perhaps something similar with local landmarks?

quilt for fun said...

I recently finished a postage stamp quilt using 2 1/2 inch squares of my favorite scraps. It was so much fun to revisit these fabrics and remember what I made with each one. I'm giving the quilt away, but it's going to be a painful separation! Love the new Botanics line..

Michelle Bartholomew said...

What an awesome giveaway! I've been drooling over the new Gypsy Wife pattern. That would be my choice if I ever finish my current stack of projects :)
mls.bartholomew [at] gmail

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm afraid anything I suggest will not match up to your incredible taste... I can't wait to see what you come up with though! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway too.

Simon Says Sew said...

What an incredible giveaway! And an INCREDIBLE quilt to match!! Really that quilt is gorgeous! I think someone already mentioned a steampunk quilt, but that was going to be my suggestion. There's so much that you can do to customize it. Whatever you do....I'm certain it will be awesome!

Tammy said...

Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.How about a scrappy trip along quilt? But instead of going scrappy how about plan it out using a new favorite line. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)come.

Gillie said...

How about one of those quilts that are made in such a way that you really can't tell what it is until you look at it from a distance?

Janarama said...

Anything modern; improv quilts are always fun.

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Oh what a great giveaway!! I'm planning on starting a farmer's wife quilt soon, although I'm overwhelmed just thinking about it!

wonderlandbyalyce said...

Maybe a double wedding ring quilt? I love that pattern and would love to see if modernized. Thanks!

JoyceLM said...

How about quilt in a traditional pattern that you can give it your own really modern flair. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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

Wonderful my favorite line. I would like to see the same quilt you just made but in a different shape. I love the quilting and enjoy following your blog

Karen said...

Well I have only made 2 simple quilts so I don't think I can be very inspirational to you. :) Maybe a wedding ring quilt?

Heidi Staples said...

How about a modern take on cathedral windows? Love this bundle, Leanne. You are SO generous!

Sue K said...

Well, I don't know about you but I would be very much inclined to make the quilt pattern Carolyn has designed to go with this range. (PS: Love the intense quilting on your sunset quilt.)

Two Wednesdays said...

I love the sunset quilt. How about some something completely improv in Oakshott next? Or maybe a variation on the fractured quilt that Charlotte Newland at Displacement therapy made?

charlotte said...

I am trying out some more difficult shapes in piecing, so I am thinking of triangles or large hexagons for some new patchwork quilt. Perhaps something along those lines?

Betty said...

I adore your Sunset piece - it is just stunning! And I'm thinking you could do something equally creative with the pattern Feathers by Alison Glass and Nydia Kehnle, in solids. Thanks for the chance to win some Botanics!

Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

.I don't quilt very much so I don't know what to suggest, but I love seeing what other people do--especially when the design is modern and fresh.

Sallie said...

I like Mud Season Quilt - http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/2368.htm. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Rocksteadyemme said...

emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com
such an amazing bundle!!!

Kat said...

What a generous prize! As for inspiration, how about a Penny Patch (http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2013/10/penny-patch-beginners-quilt-along.html)? I know it's no challenge for you, but you could really play with fabric and colour and just have (easy) fun!

Rosa said...

Awesome bundle . I`m working on a Dear Jane, is a challenge for me, how about if you join and we do it together ?

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, fab prize, thanks for the chance to win!

I think you need to tackle a large improv project with a variety of FMQ next :o)

Bethanie said...

That is such a great prize. What about an earthy baby quilt? it seems like rustic themes are really in style for nurseries these days!
(b2malan@cox.net)

Sew Festive said...

I love Botanics. So beautiful!
Maybe you could dabble in something very artsy, like what Luke Haynes does. I think his stuff is so cool both to people who sew and those who don't.

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

WOW, that is incredibly generous of you! Thanks for the chance.

So hard to narrow down your next project, isn't it?! Maybe something paper pieced?

The New Mrs. said...

I've recently become obsessed with a string quilt showing off scraps from all of my previous projects. And, when I say scraps, I mean it. It's nearly 60x50 with no stash being harmed in the process. It's been fun to relive the use of each print. Just a thought!

Linda B said...

I'd love to have a tutorial for turning your sunset idea into a table runner.

CraftyHourMom said...

I wish I had some inspiration for you - I'm a relatively new quilter, so have not tackled a whole lot yet. My favourite block I've tried so far was a floating wonky star (http://www.craftyhour.com/2013/05/wonky-stars-finished.html)

How about trying some garment sewing?? I'm going to tackle a winter coat for myself very soon.

LizzyClips said...

What an amazing giveaway, Thanks! Have you done much paper piecing? That might be a fun challenge for you in the new year.

teachpany said...

Eleanor Burns always has some great patterns and books. Have you considered the Bonnie Hunter mystery? I'm doing it. Go to quiltsville.com and click on Celtic Solstice. The 2nd clue was just posted, so you do have time to catch up, although there's no time limit. Sometimes a mystery is just what you need to find a spark. And it's free.

thesewinggeek said...

So many quilts and so little time... how about a wonky pieced log cabin or a random sew strips from your stash and slash them to make new blocks... A quilt top and free form cutting as therapy all at the same time!

Philippa Gelinas said...

Wow!!! Cant believe that stack of fabric and you are giving it away? I actually came across your blog last night, and spent forever digging my way through, and I cant think of anything you haven't already done!

love love LOVE that owl!!!!

Heather J said...

What a great giveaway, thanks. How about continuing the geometric roll, something with other shapes or in the style of rectangular tubes, think Blueman Group. :)

jmj said...

a long cabin, they seem to have gotten popular again

Marti M said...

Fantastic Fabric. My next project is to quilt a charity quilt.

Barb said...

I am thinking that you should work on a modern looking lone star quilt - I bet you will rock it! Thanks for the giveaway.

Barb said...

I am thinking that you should work on a modern looking lone star quilt - I bet you will rock it! Thanks for the giveaway.

Stephanie Alvarez said...

Have you tried the Single Girl Pattern? I want to try it but I'm scared!

Michelle B. said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I fairly new to quilting and sewing so I'm not up on the patterns, but what about a chevron quilt....mine is still in the works....I'm working with yellow and gray for my niece!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm enjoying making pillows so I'd love to see what you would create. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

Sue said...

What a great prize. Not sure that my suggestion is that great but I am in the midst of making a rag quilt and am loving it. They go fast but they are so nice when finished!

Melinda C said...

Awesome prize. I always think it would be fun to rent col

Melinda C said...

May be fun to redo a quilt in a different color scheme even if its out of your comfort zone.

Whit said...

WoW! You're giving all of that away! Thanks!! How awesome! I'm interested in learning how to hand-stitch diamond shapes and make a huge star/diamond quilt instead of hexagons.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Sunset is looking fabulous, Leanne! Oh, oh. oh, please pick me for the Botanics. I've been eyeing that line something crazy! :) Thanks for the fab giveaway!

Izzy said...

Oh wow - I would love some of that fabric! How about something totally improvised like a wonky log cabin quilt? Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Gah! I forgot the idea - since you did napkins recently, I think placemats or a table runner that runs width-wise across the table and would serve as placemats for two people sitting across from each other. Does that make sense?

Nana-Bob said...

Wow what a nice prize. I am so new to quilting and your site I have no idea what to suggest. Maybe something with HST's? lol.
(bobster126 (at) tampabay (dot) rr (dot) com)

Norma's Bag Boutique said...

I don't quilt so maybe I shouldn't give advice. I do like to admire quilts and love the modern trend. I do love monochromatic geometric patterns. So maybe that will be an idea!?

Judith said...

Well, you've been doing amazing work with colour, so maybe you might try working with neutrals--black, white, grey, sand, tan, etc. I'd love to see what you do with them. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway.

Tabitha said...

Probably a bit below your skill set (awesome circle quilt btw!) but I'd really like to try a polaroid quilt.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Well I'm looking forward to improving my "tiny piecing" accuracy next year - as in, pieces smaller than 2".

Pre said...

How generous- thanks for the opportunity!

What about a cathedral windows quilt? They are a lot of work, but so beautiful.

Julie said...

Wonderful giveaway.....I have seen a lot of different versions of the log cabin which are wonderful. Thanks

Emma Jane said...

I have been eagerly following your progress on Sunset on Flickr - it is so amazing! I wonder if you could try something similar (although probably not as dense) with a crosshatch? similar concept which could end in a totally different look! thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Marla's Crafts said...

What a beautiful give away. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa said...

How about a scrap quilt? I think we all need some ideas to tame our scraps that don't look old-ladyish. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

Karen McNeill Saielli said...

I am just starting my first quilt - so am really in no place to make suggestions to you! But, maybe something with a large, off-center set of nested circles with raw edges (an idea I have. . . no idea if it would work!)

Kathryn said...

Maybe something using a Quick Curve Ruler from SewKindofWonderful.com? I just ordered two rulers and two patterns for gifts for people for Christmas! Glad I stumbled across your blog... beautiful quilting!!! Thanks for the beautiful fabric giveaway :)

Marivel said...

Fantastic giveaway !!

Terri said...

How about some classic patterns in fresh bright colors!! I'm working on holiday gifts now in both traditional colors and modern aquas, red and light greens/ grey!

Jody said...

What a generous, awesome giveaway!!! I absolutely love your circle quilt...the quilting is spectacular and very eye catching!!! As for ideas, I look to instagram lately for ideas....or my fav blogs!!! The gypsy wife is interesting....wave runner for more improv style...just a few thoughts!
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Jodym7atyahoo.com

Leigh Anne said...

Well this is an amazing giveaway! And it's always nice to "meet" another Canadian blogger :) What about an HST project?

Stacey Napier said...

I literally jumped up and down when I saw this giveaway - I drool over this fabric line and I would LOVE to get my hands on some, thank you!!

I'm really into paper piecing and hexagons right now, but also want to do a string quilt soon - does that help at all?? ;)

Lori said...

I'm having fun with a blue/white HST quilt that I am making for my son. The design is a diamond along side some zig zags. It looks like a mountain range and the middle of the diamond will be black. He skis and lives in Montana so the name of the quilt will be blue sky~black diamonds~rocky mountains.

Anonymous said...

What about a pickle dish?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

American Patchwork and Quilting is hosting a quilt along. It is a low volume quilt. I'm going to work on this one next :-) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love those fabrics! I'm working on a disappearing nine patch in 12 shades of green right now, (I love green!) and I'd love to see what you would come up with using that pattern. Janeen j_neen64@yahoo.ca

Jen said...

What a great giveaway! i just finished my swoon quilt and I'd recommend the pattern for sure!

Patti said...

When I see the beauty of you work, Leanne, I have nothing to suggest!! Thanks for the giveaway, and I agree that Botanics is amazing.

Quilting Nanny said...

Boy do I love that bundle! I hope I am lucky this week! I am in the same delima of needing to make a quilt but want something new and different. I am thinking of doing some applique work...maybe you could try the same? I use coloring book pages for the patterns.

Brooke @ little b quilts said...

What an amazing giveaway! I love any of Thimbleblossoms patterns for some ideas. Or just a simple patchwork is always kind of fun.

judys said...

To be slightly different, how about multi sized circles all over a quilt??

Seamstress Erin said...

I'm really not much of a quilter (I'm mostly a garment sewist who dabbles in quilts) so I don't know what to suggest, but how about the challenge of incorporating quilting into a functional (i.e. non quilt) item?

Jackie T said...

How about something improvy? I have a hankering myself to create something without any restrictions or rules. Thanks for this great giveaway!

Vicki H said...

Absolutely stunning. I think I have a long ways to go before I could recommend a pattern to you. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

ELNM said...

I loved Architextures, and Botanics looks equally lovely. I've been seeing quilts lately that are just one giant star block. Seemingly simple, but the choice of fabrics (low or high volume, solids or prints) and quilting (minimal or extensive, white or colored thread) makes the final look vary greatly. Many thanks!
emyerly(at)wideopenwest(dot)com

Peaches1003 said...

I have been sewing for all of six months so I doubt I could give you a suggestion to inspire. Something based on the new Pantone colour of the year? Thanks for the fab giveaway, I am itching to get my hands on some botanics!

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts said...

incredible prize! Maybe your next project could be English Paper Piecing. I just tried it for the first time this year and am hooked!

Anonymous said...

That quilt turned out amazing. I have been following your progress on Instagram. I think you should try something completely outside of your comfort zone. I have been doing that with my last project and have been learning a lot.

Allison said...

I love cross quilts - maybe something with low volume would be good.

Tina Short said...

Someone has probably already suggested a moonlight version of sunset, but the two together would look stunning.

Anonymous said...

That is the coolest prize ever! Thank you for the chance to win. I suggest that you try a pixel quilt of some sorts.

The Bon said...

I don't really have a good suggestion for you, but I know that I've recently gotten a lot of inspiration from Tula Pink's City Sampler book.

Barb and Sharon said...

Wow great prize! I just used Architecture and the fabric is gorgeous and soft. I use google images to get ideas for quilting. I type in a shape or modern art and look at ideas for hours.
Barb@Witsend

Linda F. said...

I love your circles so much. How about a total change and doing something linear with curved quilting.
LLfasRN (at) aol (dot) com

Camilla said...

Love this collection too! Your circles series is a hard act to follow, but maybe something loose and improvised as a relaxing break. All your work is beautiful anyway,

rainjerette said...

What an amazing quilt! And an amazing give-away! I don't have any suggestions, as I am just beginning to quilt, but maybe something with stars?

Porcupine Stew said...

Amazing set! How about a triangle quilt?! I always love them. :)

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

How bout making a bunting for your garden!

carrie said...

OK -- your sunset quilt is absolutely amazing!! I'm a quilting newbie, with just three made so far, so I have nothing to offer in the way of suggestions... but I do know I have a new blog to follow for inspiration now! ;) Thanks for the chance to win.

Shari said...

I would also like to see a project recycling men's shirts.....I have a pile! Thanks for thinking of your blog readers and offering such an incredible prize!

Karrie S said...

Have you done a dresden yet? Thanks for the generous giveaway! ksmith8@emich.edu

pbs.seams said...

This is a fantastic giveaway, my favorite is flying geese - with your eye for color - what a gorgeous quilt it would be.

lesleyjean said...

I recently did some hand quilting on a small quilt and I really enjoyed it!!! I don't think I'm ready for a big quilt yet, but if you haven't hand quilted ever or hand quilted in awhile, give it a go.

Cathy said...

So awesome! I am going to make a quilt from amy ellis's book modern neutrals. It is packed with interesting quilts!

Jessica said...

I have been DREAMING of this line for ages!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Angie said...

This fabric line is so great! I just finished up an equilateral triangle quilt...inspired by a quilt-along by Mommy By Day, Crafter By Night, and it ended up being a fun and challenging project. Excited to see what you come up with next!

Laura Fedewa said...

I am thinking of doing a solids quilt, maybe that is something you want to tackle again :)

kathy said...

What a fantastic giveaway! How about a Winding Ways quilt? I've had one on my list for so long!

greeblygreebly said...

I don't know if you've tried English paper piecing much but I just started doing it (hexagons so far) and it's quite a lot of fun. And so portable! j_momof2@hotmail dot com

Donna said...

Could you do a post or series for those of us completely new to quilting. Something very simple and not intimidating? :) thank you!

laura said...

your quilts are gorgeous! perhaps a mix of 2 techniques, say...log cabin and drunkards path. i'd love to see something like that. thanks!

Tracy said...

So hard to have an idea for you, you are way ahead of me in quiltiness. :) Maybe overlapping circles... I also like the low volume and a twist on chevron ideas already in the comments.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Oh my goodness...this a a beautiful collection! As a new quilter I don't think I can give you any ideas...I'm looking at you for inspiration. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Rachel Pryer said...

Botanics? Be still my beating heart! I'm loving the circles series so would be interested to see how you would work a low volume scheme.

supersara20 said...

I want to make a lonestar quilt in bright modern fabrics.

Kendra Watson said...

I thought to suggest a circle scarf as it is something a bit different but a lovely way to showcase special fabrics - and then I spotted you made one recently! Oh well I hope you find inspiration in the other comments :)

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Fantabulous giveaway! I'm not familiar with your projects. I don't see many people making tumbling blocks quilts. Maybe that.

Jennifer said...

What about an ombre type of quilt? Something that has movement and is fluid with curves...just an idea. Thank you so much for your generous gift!!

Margaret said...

How about a new york beauty. that would be a beautiful quilt. Thanks for such a great giveaway

Gooba Designs said...

Botanics is awesome and so is Sunset! Amazing. As for suggestions, perhaps a haphazard triangle quilt with many different triangles of different proportions and sizes. Triangles seem to be all the rage. Thanks so much! cobbv19(at)gmail(com)

SewLindaAnn said...

Wow, generous you! I still haven't gotten any of that line it's so beautiful.

Kara said...

Sunset is beautiful! Well worth the time taking out the stitching to fix the distortion! I think after your last finish you need something that requires little quilting! Pick something easy, and a fast finish! It really is gorgeous!

lbdoherty said...

Best giveaway ever! How about a tumbler quilt with matchstick quilting (or not... that might take forever) that echoes the zig-zags of the tumbler blocks? My e-mail is elldough-at-gmail.com.

em3san said...

what about stars quilt?

Gooba Designs said...

cobbv19(at)gmail(dot)com Sorry!

charlotte l said...

Something with vintage fabric is fun. Thanks for the chance

Jennifer said...

I'm going to be joining a Feathers Quilt-along for Alison Glass' pattern. It's going to be fun, hopefully you'll consider joining!

Jennifer said...

I'm going to be joining a Feathers Quilt-along for Alison Glass' pattern. It's going to be fun, hopefully you'll consider joining!

Helen L said...

thanks for hosting this giveaway, which by the way is super!!! I've been into hexies lately: there are so many things you can do with them!!! I've really enjoyed seeing what other people have done with them. Have a great Christmas!!!

Lori said...

I'm a vintage pattern gal, so no new ideas. How about something done in shades of green, my favorite color??

Valerie said...

Leanne! What an amazing surprise! That sunset quilt just might be my favorite yet-all that patience quilting paid off. Hmmm, how about experimenting with some other dense FMQ patterns?? So many ideas out there to try!

Cindy said...

Such a generous give away!
How about a Zen Chic pattern.....like Dance with Me or Prism? I just bought Prism and am anxious to give it a try.

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