Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Fun Day... and a little Terrain Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

It is Friday Fun Day... you know what that means... a super tutorial from one of my fellow Creative Consultants For The Quilted Fish....

My market roomie and one of my bestest friends, Sally, made this adorable scrumpteousness for you to try. Go on over to The Quilted Fish and find out how she did it. You could be snuggling with this soon.


Did someone say giveaway and Terrain in the same sentence? Oh it might have been me... you see I have this:

Isn't it pretty? I simply cannot wait until it shows up in bolts for the shop. I can't giveaway the whole fat quarter bundle because I do have to make some samples with it, but I am going to draw two winners next Saturday the 16th of July to win two 5" charm packs a piece. I will cut the charms myself. There are 38 fabrics in this collection so that will be 76 charms in each pack. Whadya say? Do you want some?

Rules:
This one is a little trickier (I am trying to decide on one more Moda collection to bring to the shop this fall) so click here click on the blue scissors under the tags for Flora, Ruby, and Summer House (it will open a pdf with pictures of the fabrics) and tell me, in one comment, which two you like best. Try to keep in mind what I have in the shop now and the esthetic that I am trying to maintain as well. You guys get to have a peek into my process this way and I get to consider your input :) Giveaway is open until midnight Friday night the 15th of July.

Don't forget to enter to win some Little Apples you have until midnight tonight to get in your comment. I have so loved all of your 4th of July and holiday stories.

Good Luck Everyone!

Talk soon....

150 comments:

  1. i prefer Flora and especially summer house! fun, thanks for asking for my thoughts!

    ReplyDelete
  2. My two favorite is Flora and Summer House.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm not crazy about the large prints in Summer House so Ruby & Flora would be my choices. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  4. My favourite is summer house, closely followed by ruby! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  5. i love Ruby best. it just works for me, and i like the reds. my next favourite is Flora. i think it's simply very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Ruby and Summerhouse. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I like the Blue Flora and love the Ruby collection.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I vote for the Flora and Ruby collections. I like the addition of the greys in the Ruby and the yellow/greens in the Flora. Summer House just doesn't turn me on.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ruby and Flora are my favorites!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I would pick Summer House and Flora. It was a hard choice. Right now I'm so hung up on Terrain that it's hard to think I'll find anything I like as well at that!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ruby is my favorite. Then, I'd choose Flora. Thanks for the giveaway! I LOVE Terrain!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh I am in love with Terrain! I didn't think she could top Central Park so quickly, but she sure has!!!Thanks for the chance to win this!

    As for the 3 selections, def. Summer House! Gorgeous!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Terrain is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE line coming soon! I would be SO excited if I was lucky enough to win! And I like Flora and Ruby best :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Well I didn't have to pop over, cuz I have seen Ruby and Summer House and love them!!. How exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ruby and Flora definitely. I'm glad you'll be carrying Terrain and Ruby (well, Ruby, I hope you will).

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am in love with Summer House and will buy a bunch when you get it. I also love Flora!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ruby and Summer House. Love them!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Flora and Ruby would be my picks. Thanks for asking.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ruby and Summer House are the ones that I think go along most with the style of things you have in the shop.
    Thanks for another fabulous giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Aww, thanks for asking! I adore Terrain, but in addition to that Ruby and Flora would be my picks :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I can't wait for Terrain!!=) I love Summer House and Flora for the other lines. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love Summer House and Ruby! Will you be carrying Little Apples? I hope so! :)

    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would choose Flora and Summer House.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I like ruby and summer house the best out of those options. Summer house has both traditional and more modern prints/colors in it - and ruby is just fantastic all around :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Summer House!!! Flora!!! (I really like Ruby, too, but there's so much available in that color combo/style)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I like summer house. I think it is being mailed to shops today. Can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I like Summer House and Flora best. Thanks for sharing some lovely Terrain :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. I think Summer House & Flora would be best. :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. My vote is for Flora and Summer House! Have a good weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  30. terrain is my favorite - oops that was not the question! I would go with flora and ruby

    ReplyDelete
  31. I really like the Flora fabric, so bright and colorful and reminds me of summer. I also like the Ruby, it reminds me of going on a picnic :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. 1. Summer House
    2. Flora

    LOVE the Terrain and can't wait to get some on my cutting mat!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I'm so excited about Terrain, Kate Spain is one of my absolute favorite designers (love the free pattern she created too for Terrain).

    Out of the three collections I would say Ruby and the more I look at Flora the more I like it.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I say Flora and Summer House!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'd pick Cape Ann and Fairy Tale Friends! THANKS for the chance at the charm pack!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  36. RUBY!! RUBY!! RUBY!! Chant with me!! LOL! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm thinking flora and summer house however you can't go wrong with any of them :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. My first choice is Ruby, aaannd second... RUBY! Sorry, it's my favorite!!! It is THE line that I have been dying for, since all of the quilt market pics (also Children at Play by Sarah Jane Studios). I know you want them to coordinate with the style of your other fabrics in the store, but wouldn't you like to have variety too? I have bought a few fabrics from your shop (and love their style) and I still love Ruby, even if it seems too traditional for the rest. And then you never know, you may also attract more of a variety of customers (which of course equals more sales, I really think Ruby is going to be VERY popular).


    If you really want a second choice, I say Flora, I really love some of those prints!

    Btw Julie, when I saw your tutorial on Quilted Fish last week, I thought it was cute but didn't pay much attention because I wasn't interested in a 4th of July table runner just now, but when I saw it again today, I really noticed the stars! I love that block!!! Absolutely adorable! I think I may try a quilt with just those (or some variation/combo). Thanks for sharing it!!! And I also love all the white space in Sally's quilt, so maybe your stars mixed with lots of white space? We shall see!

    ReplyDelete
  39. My favorites are Ruby, for sure, and Summer House. I think Ruby fits in perfectly with your shop aesthetic, it's not too traditional looking and has some great designer elements. The same goes for Summer House, it's just not my favorite. But it does have some pretty nice prints.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Flora and Ruby! The big prints in Summer House, not so much. Great giveaway!

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  41. I really like the Flora and Summer House best!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Flora and Ruby - Flora is whimsical and modern - Ruby is "solid" and modern. Summer House has too large of a scale for my taste, though some of the prints are pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Out of those three, I like Flora the best (especially in the reds and yellows) followed by Summer House! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Whew! Tough decision here! I absolutely love Flora, and had a difficult time picking between the other two. I actually like the large scale prints in Summer House, and I think they lend themselves to some neat projects! I guess that would be my decision. Thanks for the chance to win some charm packs!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I didn't read every single comment, but since I don't have a quilting program, I had to click on the green scissors (instead of the blue ones). Anyway, I am swayed by my color preferences, so I will just state my opinion - Ruby for sure, and Summer House. I do not like Flora (I'm sure there are many who would, though). Hope these comments help you out, chickie. You're doing a great job at keeping us informed on whats out there!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Ok this is great, getting to help choose. I am going to go with Summer House as my first choice and Ruby as my second. Thanks for giving us the chance to win ome terrain!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I am absolutely in love with Ruby and Summer House. I would think they complement your shop nicely. Such fun colors make me want to cut fabric. Thanks for a chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I like Flora and Ruby best!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I definitely think Ruby, but I honestly can't pick between Flora and Summer House :( I've been thinking about it all day too lol!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Your kidding I have to choice two, I love all three. OK, if I must it is Summer House hands down first. Love the aqua prints, perfect for my project I am working on right now, and I was going to go shopping tomorrow for fabric, when you will have it this month I don't think so. Second choose is Flora, love it also. just in time for later in the year to sew another wonderful summer project in time for the following spring. Girl, you are making this way too much fun!

    ReplyDelete
  51. I love Flora, and Ruby! Thanks for the chance to win some of that pretty Terrain!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Ruby is my favorite, then probably Flora but when I look at your shop I think Summer House would fit right in. Thanks for the chance to win :)

    ReplyDelete
  53. flora and summer house. I feel an aversion to ruby because I think quilters are beginning to tire of the aqua/red combo and it will be a 'goner' by autumn!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Such a great giveaway! I'm dying for September to get here because I am so in love with Terrain. I vote for Ruby and Flora. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I love Ruby - think I might have to get some or at least put it on my wish list! I think I'd then also go for Flora, but it is a tough choice!
    Hope that helps!

    ReplyDelete
  56. I like Flora and Ruby the best!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Flora and ruby would be my two choices. Thanks for a chance to win some terrain.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I like a ruby and summerhouse the best. Thanks for a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Trying to expand my horizons, so Summerhouse would be perfect...and Flora makes me happy to look at it. Thanks for the great chance to win Terrain! I already have a plan in my head! VermontPines@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Ruby would be my first choice followed closely by flora. I really like the fresh colors and patterns in those two.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I personally like Summer House and Ruby :)

    ReplyDelete
  62. Terrain is gorgeous! I love Summer House and Flora.

    ReplyDelete
  63. I can't believe that my choices are much the same as everyone else!! Summerhouse and Flora are the two favorites on my list too!! Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Of these three, I prefer summer house and flora. I love looking in such detail at all the fabric lines!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Thanks for the mention, my dearest friend!! and just for the sake of things, I think Flora fits your shop's aesthetic the best! (and you know I'll be buying it from you, too!! LOL!!!)hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Flora & Summerhouse please! As much as I love the Ruby line I don't think it works well with what you have already. LOVE the Robin egg blue in Summerhouse. YUMMY!

    Sandy A

    ReplyDelete
  67. Ruby, Ruby and RUBY~ Ok, and Flora, too! Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Id love to get my hands on ruby, the blue/red/green/grey combos really appeal to me. I also like the funky florals of Summer house.

    Hoped that helped!

    ReplyDelete
  69. I likes Flora and Ruby... Thanks for the chance.. I am hoping I am the lucky one ^^

    ReplyDelete
  70. I was going to say Flora and Summer House because I like them better but...looks like you could use some Ruby in your shop. So, I'll go with Flora and Ruby. :)

    ReplyDelete
  71. I am so stoked about this giveaway! I vote for Terrain... Wait, I guess that's not an option. :)

    My vote is Ruby and Summerhouse.

    ReplyDelete
  72. I vote for Ruby and Flora. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Ruby and Summerhouse are great.

    ReplyDelete
  74. I think that Flora or Ruby would work best in the shop.

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I think Ruby would work best & Flora would be my next choice. It's great to check out new fabric ranges this way, thanks for the giveaway - I LOVE Terrain!

    ReplyDelete
  76. Thanks for the giveaway. I like Flora and Ruby.

    esterling1923 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  77. Flora and Ruby :-)

    I can't resist saying like they sound like they should be two Great Aunts.

    ReplyDelete
  78. You have the best giveaways. Ruby and Summer House are my favs....

    ReplyDelete
  79. I really love Flora and think Summerhouse would be a great addition to your shop! thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  80. My two favorites for your shop are Summer House and Ruby.

    ReplyDelete
  81. I love Flora and Summer House! Good luck narrowing it down!

    ReplyDelete
  82. I love Summer House and Ruby!!

    ReplyDelete
  83. I really like Flora and Ruby, as so many of your followers also said. I have to tell you, though, that I didn't get to open Summer House for some reason.
    I always like your giveaways. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  84. Summer House & Ruby for me. I just used a layer cake of Summer House and loved the prints in it. Can't wait for the yardage to come out to finish my quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  85. I really like Ruby but Flora would be my second pick!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Lol, I thought this was supposed to make things easier for you?!
    I'd go for Flora and Summer House.
    Thanks for the Terrain giveaway (my absolute favourite!)

    ReplyDelete
  87. I'm going with Summerhouse. Thanks for chance to own some Terrain.

    ReplyDelete
  88. I love Ruby and Summer House!

    ReplyDelete
  89. My pick would be All fabric in the Floral and Summer House I love the Marshmollow Robins Egg Blue.
    Can't wait to see which ones you order.


    Marsha

    ReplyDelete
  90. I think Summer House and Flora...beautiful colors in both!

    ReplyDelete
  91. My two favorites would be Summer House and Ruby....love them both!

    ReplyDelete
  92. I love Summer HOuse and Ruby! Great giveaway, these fabrics are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Summer House is my favorite (love the colors!) followed by Ruby. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  94. Must we choose? I love Summer House and think the other choice would be Ruby. Oh, yum.

    ReplyDelete
  95. Oh gosh if you have to choose.. Summer house.. and Ruby. yes, yes I will stick with that..

    ReplyDelete
  96. I totally love Summer House, and my second choice would be Flora :)

    ReplyDelete
  97. I love all the color ways of terrain!!! I was reading all the 99 comments that came before me and I do not see any clear help in your choosing! My vote is for summerhouse and flora. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Summer House - enjoy the blues & greens, nice mix. Ruby - the touch of gray sold me, which is difficult to locate in a quality mix. Thank you for the opportunity to pick! Happy summer!

    ReplyDelete
  99. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  100. I'm sure Ruby will be another big seller, altho personally, I'm sick of red and aqua together, it's everywhere. And Summer House looks like your style, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  101. My favorite is Ruby, followed by Summer House.

    ReplyDelete
  102. I like Ruby. I thought I liked Summer House until I saw something made from it with all the prints together. It was a little busy, but I still like several of the prints to use individually for smaller projects. Thanks for the giveaway. I am so excited about Terrain and I can't wait to get some!

    cardenfran@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  103. I LOVE Flora and Summer House comes in second. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I still like red and aqua in combination (not sick of them at all, like one commenter suggested!!!) so Ruby is my favourite collection, followed by Summer House. I think they will work well with your current shop selections/aesthetic! I am drooling over that pile of Terrain... hope I am the lucky (and I mean VERY lucky!) winner.

    ReplyDelete
  105. I definitely think Ruby will work well, it's so gorgeous!!

    ReplyDelete
  106. I'm partial to Flora and Ruby. I hope that helps. I would love to win some Terrain.

    ReplyDelete
  107. Flora and Ruby are my votes. Summer House is pretty, just a little over the top to make it in my favorites list. Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Definitely think Ruby and Summer house are the two best and the two best for your store.

    ReplyDelete
  109. I vote for Flora and Summer House! Such fun fabrics!!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I think Ruby and Summer House would be the best two. Beautiful fabrics.

    ReplyDelete
  111. I like Flora and Ruby. And, I'm so excited about Kate Spain's Terraine, it's beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  112. I already have summer house and Ruby and they are beautiful. I will be getting some Flora soon which I am looking forward to. I think any of those choices will be great. I would love some Terrain.

    ReplyDelete
  113. I really like Ruby. Thanks for the chance to win : )

    ReplyDelete
  114. I love Ruby but flora is very cute too.

    ReplyDelete
  115. Ruby is my favorite followed by Flora. Summer House has too large of a scale for most quilts (especially my scrappy ones) to show off and it makes me think of wallpaper.

    ReplyDelete
  116. Ruby is my favorite and I like Flora too. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  117. I really love Ruby and also enjoy Summer House...thanks for the chance to win...lindacrosby(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  118. My picks would be Flora, then Ruby. :)

    ReplyDelete
  119. Ruby is nice and I also like Summer House. Thanks for the chace to win.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

    ReplyDelete
  120. Totally love Ruby after that the Summer House!

    ReplyDelete
  121. I'm definitely loving Flora and Ruby. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! sleepachu at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  122. My favorites are Flora and Summer House
    http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  123. Ruby and Flora are just gorgeous. I think they would fit in beautifully with the fabric ranges that you have in your shop.

    ReplyDelete
  124. YES, PLEASE!
    FLORA+RUBY ARE MY CHOICES!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

    ReplyDelete
  125. flora and ruby- i also like your talk about your esthetic!
    that is a great word to apply to quilts too!

    asdrexler at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  126. I like Flora and Ruby the best. They seem to have a lot of votes here. Although I can think of some good uses for a larger print too.

    ReplyDelete
  127. Tough choice. I absolutely LOVE Ruby, and the tough choice - I'll have to pick Summer House.

    ReplyDelete
  128. Great site. I like Flora and Summer House.
    stamppedlr@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  129. I like flora and summer house for the saturated colors, although ruby is nice too. Ruby feels more like a vintage-inspired line or like something that my grandmother would have used for quilting. Its pretty (aqua and red!), but not really my usual aesthetic.

    ReplyDelete
  130. I would have to say Ruby and Summer House :)

    ReplyDelete
  131. 1 = Ruby
    2 = Summer House
    3 = Flora

    ReplyDelete
  132. I'd have to go with Flora & Summer House.
    Thanks!
    Tal
    info@the-crafeteria.com

    ReplyDelete
  133. Ruby and Flora are my favorites! Thank you for the chance to win!

    hnash10@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  134. That's tough...but if I have to choose, I'll go with Flora and Summer House. Thanks for the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  135. Ruby and Flora would be my choices for your shop. (Since I can't choose my current very favorite: Hometown.)

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

    ReplyDelete
  136. Is it too late for me to enter?
    I am just now catching up with everything I missed online in the past weeks :)
    As to the two collections, I think Ruby and Flora would be quite lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  137. I love Summer House and Ruby. They are just great collections, I definitely love the color choices so i would go with them.

    ReplyDelete
  138. I didnt see Summer House on the link provided but I did find the line elsewhere. I also saw it in a local quilt shop. I have to say that the fabrics in this line are very pretty. I especially love the greens and blues. My other choice but not necessarily 2nd is the Flora line. I am liking the green and red/orange colorways there. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  139. If it were me I'd pick Ruby and Flora, but especially Ruby. Love that line. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  140. I love Summer House, but speaking to your aesthetic, I think Ruby and Flora. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  141. I like Flora and Ruby. It would be a treat to have either of them.

    ReplyDelete
  142. I love Ruby and my second choice would be Flora. Everything you pick for the shop is great! Jennifer Altman

    ReplyDelete
  143. I like Ruby and Flora! I love the Terrain, though. I would also love to win some :)

    ReplyDelete

I love your comments! Thanks for sending them.