Monday, May 12, 2014
SewMamaSew Giveaway Day Giveaway #1
(***Edited - I removed the Rafflecopter app since the number of entries was not tracking with the number of comments. I will just pick a number at random (with the help of a trusty assistant or random.org) and count my way to the winner :)***)
Greetings! It's SewMamaSew Giveaway Week (Can I get a "woot woot!"? - how 'bout just a "woot!"? It is Monday after all)!
Welcome to my blog! If you poke around, you'll notice that there hasn't been a lot of activity here for the last year, as I had a baby and consequently, my sewing space disappeared :) But I'm still an avid fabric and quitl/sewing inspiration collector.
I have been really lucky to win several giveaways in the past (actually, I just one one two weeks ago from Anna's awesome Noodlehead blog) including a couple SMS giveaway day and I wanted to return the favor to all you fabulous fabric-aholics, fabric connoisseurs, fabric aficionados out there.
I've never done a giveaway before (so sorry in advance if I muck it up!). I really use this space as a sewing journal, to document the projects I'm working on and make little notes for myself, in case I revisit a pattern or idea. And as I mentioned, there's not a lot of activity on here at the moment - though I hope to change that when we move to our new place in August!
Please enter by May 16, 2014 at 10pm CST. Just a comment will do ya - Tell me a project that you are really proud of or that is a favorite that you've made. Share a link if you've got one. C'mon - toot your own horn and we can all share in a Mutual Admiration Society! My apologies, but this is open to US addresses only.
On to the fabric!
I hate to call these "scraps" because I don't want to give the impression that they are schnibbles or snippets. These are legit pieces of fabric! They just aren't full, proper "cuts." So, they are scraps in that sense and because I've used them in a couple projects.
Like this one:
Or this one:
Both are still UFOs. The incomplete zig zag above is a Moda Bake Shop pattern. I have all the blocks done and packed away somewhere. They just didn't all fit on my design wall (which is a flannel-backed vinyl table cloth!) I believe I cut 4" blocks instead of using 5" charm squares. It's hard to remember, since it was a couple of years ago! (Do you have any projects like that?!) I'm sure I wrote it somewhere on this blog - I'll have to take a look!
All fabrics are from the Joel Dewberry Heirloom line from Free Spirit Fabrics. I'd say that most of the pieces are bigger than a fat eighth and maybe around a quarter yard. Some are selvage to selvage, some have one selvage and a small number have neither. There are 17 total prints and I would estimate about 4 yards of fabric. The orange, yellow, aqua ones above are between 6"or 7" by at least 40".
These are wider cuts - closer to 13"-14.5" by 33". I think one is more like 13" by 29".
These are lovely fabrics. The colors are great - I love the oranges and the pink/garnet prints are really saturated. There's a good mix of really bold graphic prints and more delicate florals to balance it out. I've really had fun working with them and I hope someone else enjoys them too!
I have a second giveaway posted HERE. (Bridges fabric from Waterfront Park.)
Good luck!! I look forward to reading about your awesome projects!
Check out more giveaways at SewMamaSew.
Posted by Taya@TypeB at 3:26 PM