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:

Jenny said...

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

Sarah Preston said...

Flora and ruby are my two favs!

WoolenSails said...

My two favorite is Flora and Summer House.

Debbie

annmarie said...

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

Helen said...

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

Lindsay said...

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!

Sandi P said...

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

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I like the Blue Flora and love the Ruby collection.

mblittle5 said...

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.

aksherry said...

Ruby and Flora are my favorites!

Lisa Marie said...

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!

Sallie said...

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

Kristy said...

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!!!

Jessica said...

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 :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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

Ella said...

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

diane said...

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

Staci said...

Ruby and Summer House. Love them!

Ladybug said...

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

Emilie said...

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!

Elizabeth D. said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Jeni said...

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

Cheers!

Nancy D. said...

I would choose Flora and Summer House.

Tiffany said...

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 :)

LynCC said...

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

Christine said...

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

annabelle g said...

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

r said...

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

epban said...

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

Lynda said...

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

Calikisses said...

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 :)

Heather A said...

1. Summer House
2. Flora

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

heidiabc said...

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.

ElfRenee said...

I say Flora and Summer House!!!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

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

sew and so much more said...

RUBY!! RUBY!! RUBY!! Chant with me!! LOL! :-)

Kelly O. said...

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

UBee said...

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!

Binks said...

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.

Linda said...

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

Linda

Ellie said...

I really like the Flora and Summer House best!

Marcia W. said...

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.

Jessica Manuel said...

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

Snoodles said...

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

Caren said...

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!

Jo said...

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!

Angie said...

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!

gill said...

I like Flora and Ruby best!

Sasha said...

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!

donnaleeq said...

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!

Sarah Craig said...

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

Mom2RyandSis said...

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 :)

♥Duff said...

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!

Carbonated Creations said...

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!

memmens said...

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!

Stray Stitches said...

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

Patty D from NC said...

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

Sharon Pernes said...

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

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

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

Dee said...

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

Becky said...

I personally like Summer House and Ruby :)

Pam said...

Terrain is gorgeous! I love Summer House and Flora.

Mimi said...

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!

Kate R said...

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

sally of sally's angelworks said...

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!

scottylover said...

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

Linda V said...

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

Angela N. said...

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!

hueisei said...

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

Belinda said...

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. :)

The New Mrs. said...

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.

Missy said...

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

Jessica said...

Ruby and Summerhouse are great.

drama85goddess said...

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

Thanks for the great giveaways!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Flora and Ruby.

Fran said...

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!

Evelene S said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I like Flora and Ruby.

esterling1923 at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

Flora and Ruby :-)

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

Jackie said...

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

Lee said...

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

FML Crochet said...

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

Lindsay Conner said...

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

Jennifer said...

I love Summer House and Ruby!!

Kathleen C. said...

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!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Flora and ruby are nice!

Kell said...

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!

Verna G said...

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

WandaFish said...

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!)

Debra said...

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

Melinda said...

I love Ruby and Summer House!

Marsha said...

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

Carly said...

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

Deb said...

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

Jen said...

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

Mary said...

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

Nancy said...

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

Mommarock said...

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

deserae said...

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

Laura said...

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!

michelle said...

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!

Brita said...
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Brita said...

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!

drmithome said...

My favorite is Ruby, followed by Summer House.

Fran said...

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

Carla said...

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

Jennifer W. said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Tamie said...

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

Sue said...

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.

Allison said...

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

Karen said...

I vote for Flora and Summer House! Such fun fabrics!!

Cecilia said...

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

jennifer said...

I think Flora and Ruby.

Carol said...

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

Quiltjane said...

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.

Maria said...

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

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love Ruby but flora is very cute too.

Kylie said...

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.

Paula said...

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

Linda Crosby said...

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

Jen B said...

My picks would be Flora, then Ruby. :)

Stitchin' time said...

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

Shayla Sharp said...

Totally love Ruby after that the Summer House!

If Toys Could Talk said...

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

marth225 said...

My favorites are Flora and Summer House
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quilary said...

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

James-Linda said...

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

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Amorette said...

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

rosewendy said...

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.

Rachel D said...

I like Flora and Ruby.

pianomama said...

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

michelle a said...

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

Jenelle said...

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.

Laura Beech said...

I would have to say Ruby and Summer House :)

Betty said...

1 = Ruby
2 = Summer House
3 = Flora

Tal said...

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

Heather Nash said...

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

hnash10@gmail.com

Nikki said...

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

Beth said...

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

Johanna said...

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.

The In Between Girl said...

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

LisaT said...

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!

Nancy said...

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

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

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

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I like Ruby and Flora also.

Tania said...

I like Ruby!

Sheryl said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Erin said...

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