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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FlourishingPalms said...

Really? You need an idea for a quilt? Well, let me give you a couple. How about trying out the Quick Curve ruler to make one of any number of unique quilts. I just bought one and am itching to give it a try. Or how about a quilt made with only the 23 new Kona solids? Oh, oh... make a quilt using Radiant Orchid, the recently announced 2014 Pantone color of the year. You can let me know if you want more ideas! Ha, ha. Thanks for the chance to win, Leanne!

mrscwatson said...

How about a scrappy quilt to clean out the stash so you can buy MORE FABRIC!!!! YAY!!! mrscwatson81 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Dita Bybee said...

I'm not great at giving ideas but your sunset quilt makes me think that it would look nice with gradation (ombre) using smaller circles

giddy99 said...

You're WAY past anything I could think of, skill-wise! I'm still pretty new at this!

Megan said...

I'm a newer quilter, so I'm not sure I could give you any good suggestions :( I did see a pinwheel sort of quilt online somewhere that I think would be fun to make. It was large pieces formed in a pinwheel shape, and ranged in color from oranges to yellows. It would be a great summer picnic quilt.

Kelly said...

When I'm ready for something new I like to try quilting a smaller project, like a boxy bag or a tote. I love experimenting with more difficult or unknown techniques on a smaller scale before I launch into a bigger project

Arita said...

Such a great giveaway. My current project is making slabs for a Christmas Quilt....I have loved making them and hopefully you will have time to make some. And I love your sunset quilt.

susan said...

Thank you for the incredible giveaway! In keeping with your curved theme what about a Double Wedding Ring?

shayshap said...

I went and looked at your work on Instagram. I am in awe of your work and wont assume to tell you what you need to do. I love what you have done and posted. I am now following you on instagram and on Bloglovin. I will follow your work closely and maybe next year I will can offer an opinion. thanks for the chance to win. thanks, kathy

Reb Thack said...

This is on my hotlist for 2014 http://www.craftbuds.com/supernova-quilt-pattern-giveaway/

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Hmm, maybe move onto drunkard's path type blocks...I love the idea of using different quilting styles on identical blocks too.

Kellie Staton said...

Something with mustaches? Great giveaway!

Chirpy said...

I don't know if you're into paper piecing, but what about a modern house,city theme with these fabrics. Something very architectural/engineering with all your skills.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Wow!! Great giveaway for sure. I have so enjoyed your circle series I'd like to see what new direction you might take them. Maybe partial circles, split colors or a random arrangement. They have been such striking quilts.

carrie (believemagic) said...

Great prize. Might I suggest something with quarter square triangles in a variety of sizes for your next quilt project.

Beth said...

Maybe something with triangles? I have seen some that have triangles in random order around negative space - very nice.
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Congratulations on your finish. It looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the photo's. I am very intrigued by labyrinth quilts, also the storm at sea. The fool the eye quilt. Thank you for the give away. Ppollock57@me.com

quiltmom anna said...

This is a fabulous bundle of fabrics - right out of my comfort choices so there are not many of those colors in my stash of fabrics.
I am not so familiar with your blog but have signed up on bloglovin to follow your blog. I am guessing that you are modern quilter and might enjoy the challenge of a template quilt or do a traditional quilt with a modern twist. Perhaps a modern wedding ring or playing modern with the log cabin. Lots of choices for you. Thanks for participating in the hop.
Regards from Alberta,
Anna
quiltmom1@shaw.ca

DeborahGun said...

Sunset looks completely amazing - I don't think you need a new project - just keep making more of these!! I have my eye on a squares in squares quilt pattern at the moment from Faith at Fresh Lemons Blog. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Jo said...

Wow what an amazing prize. Ok so I don't know much/anything about photography but your picture of the quilt looks wonderful to me. I am thinking that I would like to attempt something with the Cathedral window pattern this year how does that sound I was thinking of the central parts of the blocks making some sort of picture when it was finished,

Tanya said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I have been more modern quilt. I really the book Quilting Modern.

Kelli said...

Maybe a quilt inspired by bokeh? Placing random circles in ever-so-slightly varied neutrals that vaguely depict the outline of something lit. Does that make any sense?

CS said...

Something opposite the sunset quilt, maybe a moon rise using cool and deep jewel tones? Might be fun!

Laughing Owl said...

Your Sunset is just so beautiful. I've looked around your blog and don't think I'm a person to recommend you anything, as I'm only a beginner, and your work is just so 'wow' :) I'm now a follower of your blog and going to be learning from you. Sorry for not having any suggestions for you.

Deb said...

I am totally with you on this being an amazing fabric line. I didn't think she could top Architextures! I am always so inspired by your work, so it is kind of funny you are wanting inspiration from everyone else! I have no idea what I could even suggest for you...Bangles by Sarah Fielke maybe...that's on my wish list

Susan said...

I would love to see how you would quilt Dresdens please.

Elmosmate said...

Great giveaway. i am working on Bangles by Sarah Fielke lots of Y seams! its a fun quilt

hafza said...

I love to see project using dotted fabric...thanks for the gorgeous giveaway!

Anonymous said...

How about a tablecloth and curtains for your kitchen? Thanks for the give away!

SewSuzie said...

Fantastic prize. I could not help but notice your love of colour. Maybe a project could focus on the absence of colour.

Rhonda D. said...

What an absolute, wonderful giveaway!! I want to do a quilt with extra large hexagons, also am planning on
making a low volume quilt. That might be something you would like to do. Thanks for the chance to win!!
wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

tammi said...

Wow, your work is amazing. Have you worked with a monochromatic color palette?

Leo said...

how about something with optical illusions ...

Gene Black said...

Do a sampler quilt with lots of different shapes and techniques. Make sure you have FUN with it.
Those Botanics look lovely. They would look lovelier to me on my sewing table - ha ha

Southern Gal said...

You are so talented. I don't think this novice quilter could come up with a project for you. I'd love to see what you decide to do.
This is a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Robin said...

Wow what a bundle! I think a sampler quilt of all the different 3D blocks would be cool. Like the folded flying geese and the folded pinwheel block and such. Hey, you might have just inspired MY next quilt!!!!!

May Chappell said...

I want to use Botanics in my next City Sampler quilt! I love it!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

Counting Coconuts said...

Best prize EVER!! I have been drooling over this line since I caught glimpse of it in someone's Quilt Market photos. SO many options for this line. I'm partial to quick, instant gratification projects such as scrappy pouches, mug rugs, and mini quilts. My big not-at-all-instant project for 2014 is the Marcelle Medallion quilt! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs from Bermuda! xx Mari-Ann/Rockislander

SIMPLESEW said...

How about doing a Hexagon precut quilt all in the same colors back group color different and see if you can change the look of it with the quilting

sofen said...

Winter night!

jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenny said...

im excited to start a tinker tote..from a craftsy class, aybe you would like to make one too?

Leah said...

I just pinnedd a Harlequin Stars quilt. I would be a wonderful new project. it is lovely!

Unknown said...

I love the colors in this bundle. Reminds me of the ocean. Perhaps you could do a mosaic beach with waves and then applique a sun for the final touch. It'll take some planning but I bet the final result would be awesome.

Unknown said...

Maybe you could use your Sunset theme for pillows or a wall hanging to match? Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, how about some English paper piecing (that's what I'm addicted to at the moment!)?
Thanks for the giveaway!
skmcgrat@tcd.ie

Unknown said...

A quilt that abstractly conjures the winter landscape.

monthlady said...

I love your quilts. I want to perfect my crazy quilting. haugust@msn.com

Jan Baker said...

I am a fairly new quilter and don't think I can give you a idea that you haven't tried yet. But hear I go. Hos about a quilt in just shades of grey.

Nicole said...

I'd love to see a starry night quilted project!

Cameron Murray said...

Just a new quilter here so appreciate the fabric draw.

sb said...

I really love the color wheel quilt that was popular a few years ago. You should tackle that one! ;)

dessie95 said...

You could try something with colors going from dark to light in a "soft" blend of the colors
steigerjd(at)juno(dot)com

PersimonDreams said...

WOW! What an incredible giveaway! I'm currently working on fun raggy scarves and an advent calendar. I'm also a HUGE fan of challenges for inspiration. Season 5 of Project QUILTING starts up on my blog in just a few weeks...check it out for some inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing bundle!

jodydeschenes said...

omiGAWD that is gorgeous!!! i have an idea list about 99 miles long...let's see...how about something with Oakshotts? Liberty? something bleached &/or dyed? a jellyroll race quilt? a whole cloth quilt with your single favorite colored fabric and amazing quilting? ok...i better go do some of my own list now (:
it is interesting you asked for an email address, i have never included one in a comment, but since i am also not a blogger at all, i wonder if i have never been "contactable" - i always assumed leaving comments at all somehow made that a no brainer...i am blog confused (: so...it's jodydeschenes@gmail.com

the mrs said...

I already follow your blog (just via bookmark) and know that you make lovely, lovely quilts. Just would love to see more of the same.

Quilting Tangent said...

Mariners compass. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Lisa Cox said...

I'm a newbie to quilting so I've done a 9 patch and a sampler quilt and that's it so far.
So I don't really know much about patterns. I did see a gorgeous General's Wives quilt done in batiks instead of the usual civil war fabrics.
lisa@vetteklisa.com

Jenny Bartoy said...

Wow! What a fabulous giveaway, thank you! And double wow! That quilt is gorgeous. Nicely done!

To get ideas for your next quilt, how about looking at The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartmann, she provides so many ideas -- both simple and difficult -- with color and fabric variations. It never fails to spark my creativity! And there is always Pinterest for inspiration!!

Animated_Librarian said...

I love your sunset quilt! You could in a completely different direction and do a paper piecing project. I am working on paper piecing origami cranes right now. It actually makes a great on-going project as you work on other things. Love your work and what a generous give-a-way :-)

hueisei said...

I'm working on the ABC quilt for my son. Will you consider an alphabet quilt?

Ramona said...

I am a newbie quilter but love the dresden plate. Maybe a modern interpretation of a dresden plate. I really am enjoying looking around your blog. Will definitely be coming back and what an awesome giveaway. Thanks!
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

mightymama said...

I'm a beginner so I have no guidance for you. Your quilt is just gorgeous! Maybe you could try something using the color of the year 2014 Radiant Orchid :)

ikkinlala said...

Love the circles - you are so much more talented than I am.

I can't say I have a specific pattern in mind, but building on the circles how about a labyrinth of some kind?

Karen4Q said...

Maybe just a bit of time for last minute Christmas gifts

noga quilts said...

You are such a great quilter with such wonderful ideas, how can i suggest anything?
I myself want to try paper piecing

hamudale said...

I'm not a quilter yet so I have no idea...
:)
Thank you for the giveaway.

Lisa said...

Love this fabric, I just got the local quilt by Carolyn Friedlander, maybe if you bought a second fat quarter set for yourself that would be a fun quilt to try.
Mele Kalikimaka and thanks for the great giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

The rainbow circle quilt was fun! In fact it's a favorite finish of mine. Check it out on my giveaway page! Thanks for the chance!

the running hare said...

Such a wonderful giveaway Leanne. It's hard to suggest something for you as you make such beautiful quilts in such a variety of styles. How about some impro a la Lucie Summers?

Unknown said...

I'm a huge fan of Union Jack quilts....would love to see you take!
Spetzie@att.net

Becky said...

I love this line as well! Your quilt it beautiful

kellythom747 said...

kind of random but what about the solar system for a quilt- it is def different and could be really cool!

All Things Beautiful said...

I love beach ball quilts. They just look so fun

Brittney said...

I'm in love with Transparency Quilts by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr - I think they are not only lovely, but make a fun challenge for picking out the right colors!

Julie said...

How about stars? I'm not that creative....!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway! I would suggest checking out the Moda Bake Shop and search posts from Crystal Hendrix (me) I have a few on there that I LOVE :D

vjifunavg said...

I love seeing your beautiful work. It's so inspiring! My favorite quilt I made was using all junk food novelty fabrics for a movie room for my in-laws. :) Thanks for this chance to win!

Amy said...

I am a quilting rookie so I'm sure you know all of the patterns/techniques and more as compared to me! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Danbury Quilter said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway! Maybe some fun new pillows?

amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

Kathy H said...

Beautiful giveaway. My favorite quilt book is Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift ( a children's book). I have made about 1/2 of the quilts and want to make the rest too.

KD-Quilts said...

A wedding ring quilt is on my bucket list, and 2014 might be the year for it! I don't know if that helps you with your next quilting project or not. Can't wait to see what you make!

Anonymous said...

This quilt is STUNNING! wow... I honestly wouldn't be able to give you any idea after seeing your quilt... but I'll tell you what, I'd love to see your next project! I love your work!

Wtrstone said...

I love Botanics!!! Thanks for a chance to win such a fabulous bundle!

everything is coming up roses said...

Thank you for this giveaway! The fabrics are so cool. I have only recently started quilting so I don't think I would be much help...but have you thought about getting different people's handwriting and using that as a quilting pattern? You could also copy out a letter enlarge it and quilt it on a low volume quilt...

Lynn M said...

I totally love i spy quilts.

Barbe said...

I'm cutting 1 3/4 in squares for a plus quilt using free spirit fabric, want to sew along, lol

Sarah said...

I cannot wait to see sunset in her full glory. She looks amazing in this sneak peek.

Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity, so generous! Perhaps you could wave your creative fingers imaginatively at a lonestar or other diamond project giving it the "She Can Quilt" treatment! Whatever you decide to tackle next I'm sure I will love watching the journey.

Lauren said...

I just saw a beautiful spider web quilt with a velveteen backing! I can't wait to make one, maybe you to!!!
Thank you!!! Elle555wpb@hotmail.com

Steph Blair said...

I'm loving woven effect blocks at the momment - I recently saw this woven helix. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/437060338808654675/.

Canadian Abroad said...

Leanne, you are wayto nice to us. For future quilts? Hmmmm? Having perfected circles I think you need to do something in your I imitate style in cubes or diamonds now.

Barbara Bradford said...

It's so cold here today in Oklahoma, that all I can think of is keeping warm. Would love to see something done that is wearable without looking like you are wearing a quilt.

Kristy said...

What a wonderfully generous giveaway.

A next project? I have been making plans for a scrap quilting 2014 (there has to be some way of using all those carefully sorted and stores little treasures) and I've found a lot of inspiration and come up with some related plans of my own!

Shannon said...

have you tried the catherdral window block? id love to see your bright modern approach to that old fashioned technique. ...

elflyn said...

How about a log cabin style using low volume fabrics.

grandmak said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I'm sure whatever you make will be beautiful, I don't have any inspirations right now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance! I would recommend looking to nature for inspiration or maybe going the opposite of what you usually do (patterned and orderly, then try mismatched and wonky) for a fun change.

Anne said...

Pinterest is a great source of ideas. I have several of your quilts pinned. My current fave is an Amish inspired quilt of a gold solid fabric with skinny bars running lengthwise in many colours. It's cool and different. Thanks, great giveaway, would love to win.

AlidaP said...

I designed two Disney quilts with paper piecing blocks on my blog (tweloquilting.blogspot.com). One is Alice in Wonderland and the other is Mickey Mouse/Donald Duck. If you want to help me test those blocks that would be great ;) Thanks for the chance to win!!

sandyandcosmo said...

I would love to see you do a more modern version of the Ocean Waves pattern. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Jennifer said...

Camille Roskellys round and round pattern is great! Thanks for the chance to win.

Poppyprint said...

Oooo, she's looking mighty fine. Congratulations on the stupendous finish!! This is a very sweet giveaway, Leanne. I am not sure that I could think of a suitably challenging challenge for you, but I am looking forward to making a 60 degree triangle quilt in the new year. Possibly. Maybe. I just love every one that I see and want to try it myself.

Holly U said...

Love that colored quilting -- do a project that shows that off to the max! What a fabulous giveaway Thanks!

alana said...

Wow, beautiful fabrics. I love cathedral window quilts.

nicolesender said...

How about a modern quilt? I have a hard time doing one with free motion or irregularities.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Awesome giveaway! Pretty Pretty! You're the one that inspires, not me, hehe. Have you tried embroidery? That's something I enjoy doing and find relaxing. I have several quilts that combine embroidery and piecing. I'm working on Leanne's House by Leanne Beasley right now.

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

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

I'd go for a completely scrap-made string quilt, but maybe with a solid color in each square to provide some coherence.

lily said...

Wow love those colors! But since I haven't been sewing very long I don't think I would have any good ideas...but some that looks like a kaleidoscope would be pretty cool and challenging!

Zura said...

2014 is beginning soon, how about a modern BOM 2014 project? Would love to follow if you do, maybe a low volume BOM? Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful bundle :)

Peggy said...

My group, World of Charity Stitching, makes quilts to donate to charity. I help make some of the quilt tops. These are made from cross stitched squares stitched by members from all over the world. Right now I am working on a cute cat/kitten quilt top and plan to use some cat paws fabric for the border and the binding.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

ThreadCatcher said...

I love postage stamp quilts...maybe do a wall hanging using your favorite colors. Thanks for the chance at your marvelous giveaway.

Jenniffier said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win. I like the square in a square method. http://www.squareinasquare.com/ I am trying to think of how to use it to make more modern looking quilts.

DebbieKL said...

Beautiful fabric! I'd love to try a storm at sea quilt. I see someone posted a pattern link - yay!

CMEH said...

I would like to see an ultra modern quilt done with vintage fabric
thanks for a great giveaway

Sue said...

How about swoon? I'm sure you will find the perfect project thank you for the chance to win!

Passion to Create said...

I'm new to quilting so I don't think I can provide much for inspiration but perhaps a quilt with bold colors. I like quilts that don't use all the white that a lot of typical quilts do.

Amber said...

I love your cycles series! (I've been working on a painting series over the last couple of months, but am itching to start a quilted one.)

I think a neat project would be to do a year-long project. Each month you design and make one square. The square should reflect your month in some way -- either the mood, or a feeling or experience you wanted to capture from the month, or you could do something like embroider a word that you want the month to focus on, etc. At the end of the year when you piece the squares together you will have a sort of quilted scrapbook of your last year.

Anonymous said...

That Sunset quilt is ridiculously beautiful! Love that.

I've been wanting to do the Midnight at the Oasis quilt, which is just kind of INSANE, but really appealing anyway. So I guess that's my suggestion for What Next.

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

Beth said...

You are so creative that I cannot imagine sparking your imagination! But perhaps you'd want to do soemthing with the new color of the year?

Лилия said...

Привет!!замечательные подарки!!!!Такому мастеру трудно что то предложить!!!:-)

Angela D. said...

I think something with triangles and shot cottons would be a great place to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanne G said...

Maybe a pixel quilt? I've done some pixel style cross-stitch that was really fun. (Mario Bros, Star Trek characters) Thanks for the chance to win! jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

Sarah Macdonald said...

What a stack that is! My suggestion would be to take inspiration from nature and make a quilt depicting your favourite view... a sunset, a beach scene, the ocean... something like that.

Cathy H said...

I'm making a memory quilt for my mom. She brought us all to Disney for a family reunion, so I'm making a quilt with everyone's hand print and name on each block. Then I have pictures on some of the blocks too.
Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize!! I love all the fabric!

haynesrive(at)aol(dot)com

Carol said...

I just bought a 'You Hexie Thing' hexagon shaped template. I'm in a modern block party, and I'm going to take the blocks I got this month and cut them out in hexagon shape. I think the finished hexie size is 5" a side.

The comfort of stitch blogger ~ LNewton said...

hMMMM considered anything shaped in terms of quilting? Love the matchstick quilting- imagine modern leaf shaped quilt sculptures hanging freely on invisible line! Piece some fabric, shape into large scale leaf forms (maple/ginkgo, oak) - add some fine wireform in between two thin batting layers and the distortion the close stitching would add value! http://lee-annnewton.blogspot.co.nz/

Mom C said...

I've followed your quilting adventures and I honestly can't suggest a thing. You are light years beyond me. Thanks for letting me enjoy your creativity, it pushes me.

Jeannie D said...

Squeal! So excited for a chance to win this fabric...I've had my eye on it since it came out...as for ideas? I'm kinda new to quilting but I love seeing what people are doing with FMQ...in particular Maureen Cracknell and the way she "draws" with it...Happy Christmas!

leighdavenport.net said...

I saw an awesome photo of a quilt Angela Waters did on her Instagram where it looks like she pieced fabric, then quilted with black fabric over the top, then cut away some of it to show the colour underneath. I'm not doing it any justice with my description here, you should go and look it up.

Anita said...

Great prize! Not sure what to have you try, maybe some type of sampler medallion that would let you try various things. Quiltmania magazine always has great projects. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Am L said...

Very generous giveaway. I love the new Botanics line, but I haven't purchased any yet! As for projects, I am working on a "Fabrics in Motion" quilt. There are pics of it on The Intrepid Thread's shop page, as it is a class at the shop. I am keeping it pretty straight-forward, but I can see it having a lot of potential, as it is a quilt all about contrast. Thank you!

jeifner said...

I would love for someone to take say "traditional" batiks and do them in a cool modern way.

Susanne - Stoffbreite.de said...

How about some flying geese? I can never get enough of them :)
Susanne

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Hmmm, an idea. Have you done a forest yet? In an impressionist style, perhaps?

Judy said...

I'm trying to figure out a Union Jack quilt my daughter and I found on Pinterest! So there you have it a new quilt for your to make! Thanks for the chance.

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...

Wow what an amazing giveaway- thanks for the chance to win! If you're up for some paper piecing, I've got some new patterns that you could try!

Sarah said...

Sunset looks amazing! What about one of Jen Kingwell's designs - I'm sure you would have a great take on them.
Thanks for such a great giveaway

Unknown said...

I would love to see a quilt with a leaf theme, Curvy leaves with white in between...I don't think I have seen anything like this before.
Colours for me would be greens and blues form the wonderful fabric range you are giving away.

Betsy said...

I would love to see a sampler quilt with geometric blocks

Fabraholic said...

Lovely, lovely fabrics! I love that line as well! You're sure to come up with some fab ideas, but for me I'd go for one of the Sarah Fielke projects, you know the ones cutting without rulers. They inspire me to walk new roads.

Wendi said...

For my next project I am going to make a throw for my sweetie. I am taking his favorite baseball team and doing their logo and a quilt. He like very simple and plain lines. So will just be a giant Boston Redsox logo. Maybe your hubby would like the same.

Leanne Parsons said...

What beautiful fabric! I love Bonnie Hunter's scrappy projects. Maybe one of those would work for your next quilt?

Sara said...

This is an amazing giveaway and I love the effect your matchstick quilting created - I need to try it out but I don't know if I would have the patience. How about a half square triangle quilt. Hst can be arranged into both symmetric and asymmetrical 4 patches for lots of fun design wall play

Maryse said...

How about ''Bangles''...? (from Sarah Fielke's book; Hand Quilted With Love)
I think it would look good with this fabric collection and looks like this pattern would be fun to do.

Annmarie said...

How about trying something new - like a watercolor quilt or even a bargello. I've always wanted to do both but worried I won't get the color gradation right. Great giveaway - Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

Linda Ballard's patterns are amazing. I just finished Dancing with the Stars, and I love it! Check out any of her patterns!

Catherine said...

I'm not sure that I can give you much advice as I'm pretty new to quilting, but I did this quilt along over at Happy Quilting and was really happy with the finished top:

http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/2013/07/star-surround-quilt-long-schedule.html

everinprogress said...

Low volume stars have my eye at the moment

Sheetal said...

I happened upon your blog through the Sewmamasew giveaway day and am stunned by your quilting on the Sunset quilt...I need to browse around your blog more! How about a paper pieced quilt for your next project? There are so many stunning patterns out there like the circle of geese or even Kumiko Fujita's patterns...

Alisa said...

Ive never worked with low volume fabrics, but I think some swoon blocks would look interesting using this fabric. Thank you for the wonderful give-a-way!

Erica said...

What an amazing prize! I really like this collection. I am thinking the gradients in the colourways of Botanics would lend themselves nicely to Elizabeth Hartman's Glam Garlands quilt. Thank you for such a nice giveaway!

Mrs Quinn said...

How about a pixel quilt?

Sarah said...

Someone suggested a steam punk quilt and I like that idea. or maybe and X+ quilt. Your quilting is fantastic.

Quiltingbug98 said...

I can't come up with any better ideas than what has already been posted but these are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I like the look of quilts, but can't give up the warmth of my down comforter. Do people make quilted duvet covers???
berly at uw dot edu

Katie said...

I really like the look of low volume quilt and think that might be fun to try!

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to do an applique quilt of some sort, thanks for the chance.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Laurel said...

i am loving the idea of pixelated quilts...

Arnden said...

Love this line, but cannot spend the cash on any right now. I bought too many Christmas presents. I am working on matching quilts for my twin girls, but it is taking me forever!

selleck said...

A new to me technique - I use an acrylic tray next to my sewing machine. It has legs to make it the same height as the machine throat. I wind my binding into a wheel, put it around the leg in front of the machine and my binding stays neat and tidy while I sew it to the quilt.

Victoria said...

Have you embellished some of your clean, geometric quilts with simple hand stitching or vintage buttons? I love the juxtaposition of modern with vintage.

Mike Pearson said...

Hmmmm.... I really like English Paper Piecing, especially getting my Hexy on :) I've always wanted to make a Jack's Chain with EPP. I know they take forever... but doesn't it sound like fun? Good luck in 2014! Mike (amateurquilter at gmail)

Unknown said...

I am trying to muster the courage to try Cathedral windows. maybe you can be my inspiration?
lissawatson 3 at gmail dot com

needle and nest said...

First of all, your matchstick quilt is amazing! How about a cross and plus quilt for next time?

Debbie said...

What a great prize. Thank you for being so generous. You are so talented that I don't think that I can provide you with inspiration, but I am going to be following you, so if I come across something is interesting I will share it with you.

Anonymous said...

I have seen some beautiful modern versions of cathedral window quilts recently - have you tried one of those?
Tthanks for the giveaway.

JoanG said...

I'm not yet at a level of quilting to suggest a design for you. You inspire with your use of color and thread! Thanks for the chance to win this great group of fabrics.

Sheila said...

You could try a landscape quilt , a nice change and fun to make , thanks for the chance.

CraftyPa&CraftyMa said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such awesome fabic I would love to see more with ombre fabrics

Sasha said...

Nope, i've tried, everything i think of to suggest has already been said, you are the one of the ones I look to for inspiration!
I will keep reading though to see which idea was most interesting.

camelama said...

I am just starting out quilting, so I don't really have a suggestion ... other than I'm really interested in crazy quilts with embroidery on them!

designcamppdx said...

What a great giveaway! I love these fabrics! I think your next project you might consider doing a medallion style quilt. Those seem to be trending right now and it would be fun to see what you make.

Julie O. said...

What a lovely giveaway! I really loved the Botantics applique quilt that Carolyn had on display in her booth at quilt market.

Jennifer said...

It looks like you have most areas covered! Would you be interested in doing something with larger hexagons? Thanks for the chance!!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, that is such a gorgeous prize and would make the perfect Christmas gift... for me! ... :)
It's hard to make suggestions for others. One thing that I want to try this year is a lower volume Asian quilt. They have some gorgeous quilts out there! I also want to try a modern twist on the wedding ring quilt!

Katie said...

Such a cool giveaway! I think you should consider a Judy Niemeyer quilt for your next project. I love the accuracy of the paper piecing and the patterns are awesome looking :)

CJK said...

since I am a crafter not really a quilter I can't give advice but a quilt with the cool tones of winter would be pretty--blues, purples, whites, creams, thanks for the great giveaway!

jan said...

I love your quilt! Its really pretty. How about a mystery quilt?
Thanks for the chance at the very generous giveaway.
Merry christmas

Laura said...

What a great giveaway! So generous!

How about a b&w project?

MAXED ART said...

I love quilts, but have never quilted, so I don't know what to suggest, beyond the idea for a favorite T-shirt quilt!

Unknown said...

How about trying some thread painting!

Mrs.Pickles said...

thank you for the chance to win. as for some new inspiration...hmmmm i'm working with minky and that is about as creative as i can get..lol

kay said...

How about a funky, improvisational, double-wedding-ring inspired quilt? I'm going to be dreaming about that fat quarter bundle tonight! It is absolutely gorgeous!

Miggsie said...

Terrific giveaway! I'm a quilting newbie so I don't have a lot of ideas to suggest...I did just get the book Vintage Quilt Revival and like the idea of modernizing traditional blocks. Thanks! PS - Sunset looks fabulous!!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! What about some improv piecing for you next project?

Michelle said...

How about a granny square or trip around the world quilt

Leslie said...

I'm dying to start a chevron quilt.

momma b said...

vintage linen, modern quilt

Kylie Carlson said...

I love Urban Nine Patch Quilts and think you'd do a great version! The curves and the contrast of the nine patches are just lovely.

Shayla Sharp said...

How about something improve?

Kimberly said...

I love kaleidoscope quilts. It's been on my to-do list forever! Thank you for the giveaway!

Jodi Godfrey said...

Hmmm. I sell a Drawstring Quilt pattern in my Etsy shop - great for that next baby gift? :)

Pamela said...

I love your modern style. How about a long swishy linen skirt with some strategically placed triangles or circles. You would know how to design it so that it looks classy rather than quilty. (My teenagers don't like to be seen with me when I wear the quilted clothing I've made :) ) Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and for your inspiring blog.

jean said...

Maybe a porthole quilt. Thanks for the chance.

Notchka said...

Wow - so generous of you. I'm not sure I can be of any help, but I keep a Pinterest board, your welcome to have a look http://www.pinterest.com/sailorspy/quilt-love/. Have you ever tried reverse applique? You can get some great depth and texture with that technique and could look very modern and subtle with a restricted colour palette?

marjo said...

Hi, i'm not a quilter, but sew (kids) clothes. So not much use in giving you ideas i guess. Or maybe: i'm from the netherlands, where they have thes cute houses in amsterdam etc (especially the fronts). I always think they could make a nice quilting pattern.

Thrifty Finn said...

I need a general tutorial about how to combine patterns to get that eclectic look.

Michele said...

Awesome prize bundle Thanks for the chance to win it. For your next project, how about something for spring..to give you something to look forward to during these cold winter months.

Anna said...

how about something small and handstitched with some chunky perle cotton? Seems like a cozy winter project :) Thanks for the chance!

Schatzi said...

Why not Sunrise?

Stitching Impressions said...

HI Leann,
Thanks for the generous give away. And you are a Canadian too-yeah!! I think that you should check out Jenny Pedigo. She has some really neat modern quilt ideas.
Have a Merry Christmas!

Ruth from ruthq@rogers.com

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