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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Patricia said...

How about a quilt with hexagons using Julie Herrmanns Hex'NMore ruler? Thanks for the chance tw win.

Jolien said...

I've seen a rather simple design for a house quilt, 2 pieces each (main square & roof) and solids in between every house. I really liked that idea to show off many "too pretty to throw away" scraps.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Stanfield said...

What a terrific collection! I'm loving making cube - scrap boxes, stacking boxes, slabs, and working with some donated blocks to put together for 3 quilts to give to Ronald McDonald House. (my guild supplies quilts to Everyone who stays at RM in our city. Donating a quilted labor of love brings such a warm feeling back.

Anonymous said...

what a BEAUTIFUL bundle of fabric. I am thinking about a tshirt quilt for my husband next. I've got all the shirts, have sketched my basic layout... I've just got to get motivated to do it :)

Desi-- desi@weeshare.net

Lucy Mclaurin said...

Circles in Japanese fabrics .... that's something that's swirling round head right now....

Karen said...

I'm starting a strip pieced hexagon quilt. I'm doing my in scrappy prints, but I think it would be pretty in solids or low volume.

quilter said...

Try seasonal quilts, a different one for each month

Claudia Gover said...

i've seen a lot of great quilt ideas on Missouri Qulit Co.'s youtube channel. thanks for the giveaway. e-mail is claudiagover@gmail.com

KellyS said...

I doubt I can give you any kind of inspiration, since I lack inspiration most of the time myself. I am going to try more improv in the future though... although the Steam Punk pattern is still near the top of my list of projects to start, someday. kasmith_02(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carolyn said...

Hi Leanne, have you tried the Quick Strip Paper Piecing class on Craftsy. This would be my suggestion for you if you would like to make a New York Beauty with the quick strip paper piecing method. I've just made one and really enjoyed it as it went together so nicely. Thanks for a chance to win the gorgeous fabrics that are waiting for me!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this gorgeous bundle! I'm still kinda new to quilting and need all the help I can get, so I really have no suggestions for you -sorry.
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

You work is amazing......maybe an interpretation of something traditional?
t_ktl at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

I'm always fo back to log cabin quilts. the versatility always inspires me.

Kat said...

I LOVE those fabrics. Have you tried Quilt As You Go yet?

Jessica B said...

There are so many wonderful ideas out there, I can't think of just one...
mermonster12@hmail.com

Jessica B said...

There are so many wonderful ideas out there I can't think of just one....
mermonster12@gmail.com

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I have very recently decided to really test myself next year and not just to try new things but to really improve my skills. I'm using second quilt books for inspiration, I want to make traditional blocks with modern fabrics and have a go at hand applique, really trying to find something that works for me and suits my style. So how about you push yourself too. Do something new or hard or different. Something challenging but exciting!

Thyssly said...

What a great prize! My suggestion is a quilt with houses

Jordan said...

How about a modern twist on a churn dash. That's what I'm looking into for my next quilt.

Rebeckah Austin said...

A swoon quilt :)

James D said...

How about one with a yellow and grey colour paring...

Robyn Jones said...

I'm new to your blog. I'm currently working on my first paper piecing project. I'm learning from a book. I'm attempting to make the 18 point Cartwheel Costa Rican Mariners Compass by Judy Mathieson. May for your next project a paper piecing quilt. I'm enjoying the one I'm making now. It has been a learning experience. Some times the book can be very confusing to learn from.

Alicia said...

This is a WOW giveaway! I would love to see you use one of those tube triangle rulers and do something unique or modern with it! -mainly because I just purchased one and am looking for new ways to use it :) Sorry to have a selfish recommendation! :) I also would love to see an ombre version of traditional blocks. Or a Modern trapunto design? ok, I'm out. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY.

Carla G said...

I'm currently loving all the new patterns out by Jaybird Quilts and would love to use this fabric for one of those patterns. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

What an amazing prize. What about a scrappy map of Canada for your new project? Or if the Canadian landmass isn't so exciting for you, perhaps a matchstick quilted cushion to go with your sunset quilt?

Jill Dorsey said...

How about a black and white quilt? Or a monochromatic one. I love your quilts. So nice. Really.

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

You are so awesome. This is fantastic. What should you work on. Geeze girl you are just too awesome. I would say a uhhhh uhhhh 2 color string project.

Charlene McCullough said...

Maybe something applique or retro. Such a lovely fabric bundle. Would be honored to win. Thanks for the chance. katztoo1(at)frontier(dot)com

toffeepops said...

I am new to quilting, and have some fabric bought to start some wee projects in the new year, so I don't know enough to make a suggestion. However, I love that sunset quilt, it is just stunning! I also checked out your bias tape and napkin tutorials. I think both will be coming in handy! Thanks for the chance!

Mary Beth said...

How about a table runner? That's next on my list.

Tamie said...

Love how Sunset turned out. Suggestions... you want to look at my Pinterest board?? What a wonderful prize. Thank you for participating in the Giveaway Day.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Love your matchstick quilting! How about trying anything jenn kingswell?

KeriCan said...

Personally I want to start learning free-motion techniques from Leah Day! Maybe you could too.

Lynne said...

Wow, thanks for the generous giveaway. Sorry I don't have any ideas, you inspire me :)

isabel f. said...

what about hexies??
thank's for the chance :)

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

I'd love a modern take on a courthouse steps quilt!

EG said...

Good golly I love that quilt. Have you done cathedral windows?

Kitty May said...

What a wonderful gift. I don't have suggestions because I'm a copier, not a creator. I think I'm just sneaking in under the wire here. Thanks for the chance to win.

LA Paylor said...

a sixty degree diamonds quilt
LeeAnna Paylor
leeannaquilts@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

What if you did something inspired by a book or a poem? Like quilt a quote into the quilt or something like that.

Kellye Rose said...

I always want to get started on a quilt with circles, but looks like you've already done a gorgeous one! Triangles maybe?

Leanne said...

Thank you for your support,

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stipton said...

I love hexagons!

Deb said...

Oh my! You might be closed already....but what a wonderful giveaway.I'd love to have my Christmas made with that bundle.

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

What a great prize. I've been eyeing a lot of quilts lately that are abstract landscapes. They seem modern and vintage at the same time.

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