Monday, May 12, 2014

SewMamaSew Giveaway Day Giveaway #2

Waterfront Park for swap

(***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 :)***)

Hey there Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day blog hoppers!

As the title says - this is SMS GD Giveaway #2 for my blog. Please see post #1 for the other giveaway. This is the first time I'm doing a giveaway and I have a feeling that I'll do something to mess it up, but you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have...

(Did you shout "the Facts of Life?!" If so, that is awesome. If you didn't, well, that's totally fine, too. Facts of Life was an American sitcom from the 80's. George Clooney even had a role on some of the later seasons, long before his Academy Award days.)

Anyhoo, I decided to do two giveaways because I couldn't figure out how to do it in one and in the interest of full disclosure, I wanted to let people know that I had previously listed these five fabrics in some Flickr swap groups but didn't get any takers. But I still felt like there was someone out there who might really want to use them in their projects. And I thought I might be able to reach that person thru this giveaway. So, if that person is you - please enter! I like all my fabrics to go to homes where they are loved and cherished :)

These are five half-yard cuts in navy, grey, black, yellow and off white and they come from the Waterfront Park collection by Violet Craft for Michael Miller.

Please leave a comment by May 16 at 10:00pm CST and tell me about your current favorite pattern or technique. My apologies, but this is open to US addresses only.

Best of luck! Can't wait to read your comments! Check out more giveaways at SewMamaSew.

164 comments:

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

My current favorite pattern is postage stamp!

angelina said...

current technique is that scrappy sewing where no iron necessary ;]

Ramona said...

My current favorite pattern is Churn Dash. I think this fabric would make adorable tote bags. Just love it

audrey said...

I'm working on a Gypsy Wife quilt right now and loving it! :)

Jessica said...

OMG you can definitely send these to me! I love Waterfront Park and I only have the white bridges!! Anyway... my current favorite pattern is the Ribbon Star block!

Kim said...

My current favorite is the wishes BOM from fat quarter shop.

Wes said...

I am making a quilt with hand stitching, loving it!

Sarah said...

Economy blocks are a fav right now!

Jan Baker said...

I am doing the one-block-wonder right now. Love it but need o be careful with my cutting.

AlidaP said...

my favorite technique is paper piecing... i design my own patterns and it's so fun! thanks for the chance to win

Ella said...

I'm loving big stitch quilting right now.

Mrs.Architect said...

My current favorite pattern is the Colette Laurel.

Kathy said...

I'm really enjoying strappy, string piecing on paper foundations.

Breanna S. said...

I love applique to make shirts for my daughter.

Amy DeCesare said...

I love designs made with half-square triangles, and lately I'm interested in Triangle quilts. I think I see one in my future.

Tasha Early said...

Right now I'm obsessing over the Willow and Co Wanderlust collection

Karen said...

I have been liking all the Churn Dash quilts I have seen on line. I hope to start one soon.

Allison said...

hmmm, I think my current fav block pattern is the cracker block, which I just started with 30's fabric

Libby said...

I always love contrasting top-stitching. It's my favorite technique.

Debbie said...

My favorite technique is matched binding - and there's tutes on my blog! ;-)

Sarah said...

My favorite all time "pattern" for quilts is the nine patch. sarah@forrussia.org

Katie.Herzog said...

I have been loving english paper piecing! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jules said...

I was going to make a jelly roll jam quilt but seeing how great your chevron quilt came out I'm inspired! I also LOVE your big shot tip to square up your HSTs, I have such a hard time with that still! Lastly, I hope I am as industrious as you are in making such great things for your baby, even the elephant quilt that is my goal! Thanks for the chance!

Shayla Sharp said...

I'm a paper piecer, love the precise points, but I'm learning to love wonky, liberated types too.

Jess Z said...

I love Cynthia Rowley Simplicity patterns as well and Bee in my Bonnet's Great Granny Square block. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! :) coralbunnyandlo [at] gmail [dot] com

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I'll gladly take these off your hands! My fav technique is quilt as you go. It eliminates the quilting part for me after the top is done.

JLVerde said...

My favorite quilt block/pattern is polaroids. I love fussy cutting cute novelties and that block really shows them off.

Jeannette said...

I am working on steam punk...taking me forever!

SeeMaryQuilt said...

I've been doing a lot of improv piecing. It's great, because there's less thought, and it uses all my scraps!

Thanks for the chance!

Michele Minehart said...

These fabrics would be perfect for a quilt for my dad - he captains a river boat in NC! Currently I am loving HSTs in all their forms! They are so versitile!

Desiree said...

I am loving the hip hop tank that releases soon from Love Notions

glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

Victoria said...

I am working on some improv piecing for table mats. I am using some of my favorite scraps and trying new patterns. So much fun to play with your fabric.

Kari Morrison said...

I'm starting to learn english paper piecing, it's pretty great!

craftinomicon(at)gmail(dot)com

The Nesting Crane said...

Oh man, I love the flight pattern. But I also don't think I need anything with more birds on it! The domino dots pattern is sweet and a cute twist on polka dots!

The Nesting Crane said...

Oh man, I love the flight pattern. But I also don't think I need anything with more birds on it! The domino dots pattern is sweet and a cute twist on polka dots!

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Most recently I made a plus sign quilt. I love it.

Adtski31 said...

Working on scrappy string quilt at the moment

Jeana said...

I'm loving string blocks right now

sarah said...

would love these so much as a portland native!! i am a sucker for flying geese... classic and yet still modern!

sarah said...

would love these so much as a portland native!! i am a sucker for flying geese... classic and yet still modern!

Marilyn said...

It is all about bag making for me.

Sewbig said...

My current favorite technique is free motion quilting. I am trying new patterns of stitching and having fun while getting some great effects.

Lori said...

my currant favorite pattern is Houndstooth

Whitneymccormac said...

I love these fabrics! I can't believe you haven't had any takers yet! I guess my favorite technique is just to go for it! I don't use a lot of patterns, I just see what happens!

Ly said...

I am currently digging the Tula Pink City Sampler. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Roxanne K said...

I love sewing raglans

rosi w. said...

My current favorite pattern is Night Sky by Jaybird. Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie said...

Quilt as you go, makes it seem less daunting

Samantha said...

I am loving jaybirds night sky pattern.

Kirsten Young said...

I like scrappy pieced together higglety-pigglety.

Southern Gal said...

I did sing "The Facts of Life" when you made the reference. I like quilt as you go for handbags and small projects.

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

My favorite pattern of all time is the Lapin Noir by Sew Sweetness

Beth said...

I love the Disappearing Nine Patch!

Abbigail said...

I'm working on a hexie pattern right now. Loving it so far!

jellybean said...

Taking a break from the machine and making a t-shirt rag rug having fun

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Scrappy, improv stars

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

String blocks are my fav at the moment. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane P said...

my current favorite pattern is storm at sea

Catherine said...

A favorite tutorial: Noodlehead's Open Wide pouch

And I really like HSTs.

Fishkopp said...

current technique: piping.
So glad I mastered it.
Want to learn: shirring.

favorite pattern? naything sisboom / scientific seamstress ;-)

Laura said...

I'm loving churn dash blocks right now!

Jennifer said...

I'm about to start the Sew Sweetness Kennedy Bag so that's the current favorite :-)

sandyandcosmo said...

my favorite pattern is Ocean Waves.

Tamie said...

I'm loving all that you can do with half square triangles. So many options. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

Kathy Davis said...

My current favorite pattern is the Log Cabin since I am making a Log Cabin quilt.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

JulieD said...

current faborite is a gingham quilt pattern. fast and beautiful

Kat said...

Current fav is the "Bapron" aka the best baby bib ever! Those fabrics are drool worthy.

Jo said...

my current favorite is log cabin blocks you can just do so darn much with them

Susan Solberg said...

My current favorite pattern is a pickle dish! Detailed, but amazing when done

Afton Warrick said...

Paper-piecing is super fun.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Oh my, I think these fabrics are perfect for a throw quilt or pillows for my hubby and sons. I really want to make a Carpenters Star quilt of a Swoon quilt. Wonky scrappy stars are also a favorite.

kathy said...

Violet Craft - from Portland!
Willamette River bridges!
I have some of this already but I would love more. Her seagulls/birds were awesome too.
Messenger bag or zipper pouches.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Pocky said...

I love a harem pants pattern that I drafted for my toddling daughter!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I really like the Ohio Star, but this fabric is perfect for my venture into a modern quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Abby@ ColorBarQuilts said...

I don't have a favorite pattern but I do love improv it is both frustrating and free at the same time. Thanks for a chance.

Tori said...

Bloc loc rulers...cannot get enough of them. I am a perfectionist and love how easy these rules makes it to line up seams.

Meredith said...

I'm really digging the Noodlehead "Super Tote" pattern right now.

Sallie said...

I enjoy piecing. I can't wait to start Oklahoma Twister.

crabigailadams said...

right now i'm really into the miz mozelle dress pattern. i turned it into a shirt with a sailor collar the last time i made it! too cute!

Katie said...

My sister is an engineer and loves bridges! I'd make her something awesome with this fabric. I love half square triangles right now and am working on a hst i-spy quilt.

Kari said...

I love the new fox pattern from Oh, Fransson.

Who-lee-uh said...

I love making scrappy slabs from the book Sunday Morning Quilts. I have quilts worth of ideas for these blocks

Ashley said...

My current fav pattern is the lady skater dress.

SIMPLESEW said...

I have baby nursery items to make for the 2 granddaughters due this year.

Katarina Giese said...

I love making dresses for my daughter, shes 2 so it's so easy to find adorable dress patterns. My favorite would have to be this party dress that I made for her to wear and a wedding and I would have to say she looked beautiful in in. Katiebabe1114@yahoo.com

barbara woods said...

my swoon quilt, thanks

Holly U said...

These are fun fabrics! I am enjoying making a second 'billboard quilt' based on techniques by Oh Fransson. Thanks!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I was blog surfin and saw this fabric and had to stop because I am a Portland transplant to the Midwest and I am oh so homesick. I am working on the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt so many different blocks but tons of fun trying to get it to work together.

Nancy Sue said...

My favorite pattern is non pattern. I made a crazy lap quilt this past year and LOVED the freedom of fabric haphazardly sewn together as long as they came out to the dimensions of a block. I had to really undo and NOT think about it too much. I can't wait to do one again! LOVE this fabric. I have a creative 6 yr old son who would love to have a lap quilt full of bridges minus Lloyd and Jeff…ba dum bump!

bee said...

i remember watching (reruns) the facts of life! such a fun show. favorite pattern is swoon and all the super sized blocks that are popping up.

Julia said...

Right now I'm loving making dresses!

Kelly Wilson said...

I am having a lot of fun with paper piecing (by machine). I love being able to attempt complex blocks and still have them come out nicely. Thanks! notwendy at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

I love my handmade chinelle cutter and use that technique for baby blankets

Lisa said...

I love the Penny Patch Quilt by Rachel at Stitched In Color!

Gidget said...

I have been working on The Butterfly pattern by Tula Pink and I really love it!

Lee said...

I am doing a Barb Brackman BOM and that is a lot of fun right now! thanks!

Bonje Gioja said...

I've been eyeing plus quilts a lot recently!

Crystal Hendrix said...

I like postage stamp quilts

Patty D from NC said...

i like quilts with stars on them

Susan @ MadebyMommainPA.Blogspot.Com said...

Right now I am loving the Mulberry tunic pattern (I've made two already and plans for another). I live in Pittsburgh, pa and it is literally a city of bridges and my little man could totally use a shirt with this fabric!

http://madebymommainpa.blogspot.com/2014/05/mulberry-tunic.html

Anonymous said...

HST's are my favorite pattern. Just change color or rotate pieces and the possibilities are endless!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Cheri
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mom C said...

Stars and HSTs. Thanks

Susanm said...

I like simple patterns - not a very experienced or confident sewer.

Janie said...

Applique trapunto technique. Thanks for the chance.

Amanda said...

I just learned shirring and it is so much fun! :)

Lauren said...

Currently trying my hand at Improv... it's interesting

Cindy Dahlgren said...

My current favorite technique must be HST's, because I've done hundreds of them since January, literally.

Susie said...

My current favorite technique is hand-stitched reverse appliqué. The process and the results are equally appealing to me! I also looooove the Waterfront park fabrics. I made a skirt in the yellow and am craving to make some little leather-accented pouches with this fabric next!

atabanana29 said...

I love scrappy quilts the best!

Debra Lee said...

I have been experimenting with fabric manipulation!

Connie Cain said...

I am working on a churn dash quilt at the moment. :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Courtney Thompson said...

i'm working through the modern bee book with lots of fun new blocks to try out!

Gina C said...

scrappy quilts!

Marianne said...

Current fav technique is to make HSTs larger than needed and then cut them down to size. For years I refused to try this, now I'm hooked! Silly me!

Jenilyn said...

I'm a simple patchwork girl! I love the clean lines and patterns! Thanks for the giveaway.

syfalkenstein said...

Sorbetto tops! One for every day of the week!!

Linda V said...

I am currently really loving the spray starch, freezer paper applique. The pieces turn out perfectly! Thanks for the giveaway.

LittleWit said...

My current favorite pattern is postage stamp quilts. :)

Marti Taylor said...

I am working on a bunch of HST for a quilt for my mother-in-law. I love these bridges, so fun! blackflowersacidrain(at)gmail(dot)com

charlotte l said...

current fav. is zippy pouches foe all the kids teachers! Thanks
clunsford at gmail dot com

Tabitha Keener said...

I'm loving great granny squares at the moment and working on doing Lori Holts projects in her two books. Thanks for the giveaway, these are beautiful fabrics! I can't believe no one snatched them up.

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Allison C said...

I'm currently working on the Single Girl pattern and loving it. It is complicated, but fun.

Catskill Quilter said...

I really love circular designs - hope to try a NY Beauty block.

Donna said...

I'm fascinated by the paper pieced hexes, but have never tried the technique!

JoanG said...

My favorite pattern at the moment is the New York beauty. I love the complicated design and the possibilities for color combinations in the arcs and spires.

Mike and Jackie said...

I am loving HST right now and playing with them.

Jenna@CallHerHappy said...

I love making ruffles!

Sarah said...

I love equilateral triangle quilts!

allierae said...

I'm really loving paper piecing and free motion quilting right now

Tiffany T. said...

I don't really have a favorite pattern or technique right now! These fabrics are seriously one of my favorites that I've seen in this entire Sew Mama Sew giveaway, by the way!

Chirpy said...

i'm expanding my English Paper Piecing after seeing some from a talented lady in Germany. I can't read her blog but she is so talented.Sometimes you don't need words, just pictures! =)

Kayla Yapuncich said...

The facts of life! Yes! Anyway, I love the Seville pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew right now. Thanks for the chance!

Jessica said...

I love the St. Louis 16 Patch pattern.

Anonymous said...

I just fell in love with lone stars. I actually think this fabric is really cool (apparently my engineer of a hubby is rubbing off on me!). Thanks, Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

ghislaine said...

My favorite right now is patchwork.

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

I don't know what my favorite pattern is but I have a favorite formula right now for making tiered skirts and thats fun! Layer one is 1.5 of the waist measurement and then divide the length by how many layers you want and then every layer down is in order, second layer is waist times two, third layer is waist times 3, 4th layer is waist times 4 and so on! It's so fun to be able to make any size, any length, any amount of layers and do it right!

April G said...

The only quilts I've made are rag quilts, so that'd be my favorite pattern. ;)
aprilgilbertson(at)gmail(dot)com

Nikita said...

I am loving the economy block pattern right now.

camelama said...

I'm really loving all the geese alternatives out there right now!

Beth said...

My favorite pattern is usually the next one I am going to make. Are you like that, too? In my case I am excited about Jacquie Gering's Beaded Curtain pattern; I am making it for my friend's 50th birthday

Thanks for the chance at some Waterfront Park. We live near Portland, OR and my sweetheart was just talking about how much he loves the views of the bridges.

Emily said...

My favorite pattern is Storm at Sea.

Melissa said...

I recently found paper piecing and am in love with everything about it except the whole tweezing out tiny bits of paper.

audrey said...

I'm falling in love with the tree of life block right now.:)

Gina said...

i am loving flying geese and NYB right now. I love this bridge print!!

Taryn @ from Pixels to Patchwork said...

I like any pattern with HSTs, which is funny because they used to be my quilting nemesis!

Christy Haugen said...

I'm loving the look of the englished pieced hexes right now, but haven't had the guts to try it yet!

giddy99 said...

I love EPP and wonky stars! The wonky stars are fast, easy and FUN

Jenny said...

i love the log cabin technique...i think im going to try courthouse steps next. i love these fabrics!

Rocksteadyemme said...

I love this fabric, as a portland girl, i'm obsessed with bridges!
emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy Griffin said...

The log cabin is my favorite! Thank you.

Nupur said...

My current favorite pattern is the tulip bag from Anything but Boring- it is great for gift giving. Thanks for the giveaway!

jeifner said...

My favorite technique for blocks is paper piecing. I can get such intricate complicated beautiful blocks that are fairly easy to make and turn out perfectly. I'm having fun making the Angled Frames quilt from the Old Red Barn quilt along on Flickr.

(ps if I'd seen these on a swap on flickr I would have been all over that :) )

Sandra said...

Piecing blocks is the only technique that is easy for me. I am going to make a new quilt that is called Ribbon Box Quilt and it is just simply piecing. I'm good at this. So, your giveaway would be used for this quilt. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and giving me the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Karrie S said...

I like Swoon. Thanks! ksmith8@emich.edu

Susan said...

My favorite technique is paper piecing. My all time favorite pattern is log cabin and all its variations.

I really like the bridge fabrics.

shayshap said...

I am learning to paper piece, miniatures. thanks, kathy

Shannon said...

A technique I like is needlefelting as embelishment

Texas Quilting Gal said...

I just love paper piecing!

Anonymous said...

I'd be thrilled to have this fabric -- I know two people who have lived in Portland and would love something made from this. I don't quilt (yet), so I only have favorite fabrics rather than quilting patterns. A great new fabric is "Frog and Toad Together." Wonderful books, now wonderful fabric!

Thanks for the chance to win!
bwwedprep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie said...

this maybe off topic but glue basting binding on. I just tried it and it is amazing!

CaLynn said...

My favorite technique is paper piecing! Soooo addicting, cant wait to start another! hoopla((at))thecrafties((dot))com

Karen said...

I really like improv piecing these days.

wonderlandbyalyce said...

Favorite technique is QAYG for pouches and totes, thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

Shanny said...

I love wonky blocks. They sort of free style which works for me!