Friday, October 9, 2009

Right Here- Right Now

Wanna know why I was sad yesterday?

Well, many of you know that while I sit here writing this blog post people are pouring into the convention center in downtown Houston, TX for International Fall Quilt Market. I should be there. But I am not. So I am sad.

Instead of sit in my house and mope last night I decided to do something constructive instead. I called up a few gal/quilter friends and we met for dinner and quilt-talk. Can I just say: "I had a BLAST!" It was so much fun! We talked fabric, design, designers, trends, market, etc., etc. When I left I was on a "high". It was just what I needed. THANKS GIRLS!

Machelle (shop owner), ME (bad perm and all), April (super seamstress), and Konda (fellow designer)

Now onto BIGGER things-

Since I can't be at market picking up all of the wonderful new things at 'Sample Spree' I thought I would give away a mini sample to a lucky blogger.

An 'EVA' Jelly-Roll


and a 'Crazy Old Ladies' pattern of YOUR choice!


All you have to do is leave a comment telling me which pattern you would pick if you win.

That's it!

I'll let the contest go until Sunday night and post the winner (randomly picked) on Monday Morning.

Have a GREAT weekend!

81 comments:

Jen said...

What a great giveaway. I love the new Eva line and I love the crossroads pattern.

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

That was so fun last night! Thanks again! I was thinking it was just like waiting for sample spree except the food was better (good) and we didn't get fabric after (bad). Moda listed their new fabric this morning. It's just the hangtags though, but I assume you got the same email listing the designers' blogs. Nice to see SOMETHING!

Deb C. said...

Awww. It's nice that you had good friends to pick up your spirits. I just love that Eva fabric. My favorite combo! I really like the Holiday pattern with the trees. I just love trees. Wouldn't it look super done up in pink & black??!!

aka Dragonfly Photography said...

Flutterby!!!!!!!

Stacey said...

I love the Holiday Lineup and the Ninety Nines patterns, umm, and the eva fabric, i saw that in person the other day for the first time, and omg, it is soo pretty!! i am moping about not being able to go to market, i wish i could, i wish i was that talented! maybe down the road. thanks

Shells said...

I love the fabrics and several of your patterns. Although I love Holiday Lineup and Whimsey Playground, I've already purchased them. So, if I won, I would pick down under because it is so adorable!!!

Claudia said...

I like the jelly roll alot. I would wat the Which Witch pattern. I think it's so cute. I get to go the Houston Quilt Festival next week and can't wait.

allsewnup said...

Crossroads...it's wonderful. Thank you for a chance to win.

Carolyn*

Mandy said...

I love the holiday lineup pattern! So cute!!

Heather said...

So glad you got out of your "Am not at Quilt Market" blues. I love this EVA line and I think my favourite quilt pattern right now is the Holiday lineup - it would be useful for this upcoming Christmas season.

Michael & Beth said...

Whimsy Playground. I have a new niece coming in February that I'd love to make it for...

:) Beth

Melody said...

I would love to win your Diamond in the Rough pattern and the lovely Eva jelly roll! It was so much fun at Spring Market. I wish I could be at Market right now, too!

Katy said...

Wish I were able to go there too! And the Eva line is great! I like either Holiday Line up or Out of Time. Thanks for having this great giveaway~

April M. said...

I had a blast last night - and thanks for referring to me as "super seamstress" I don't know about all that, but it's better than "pad lady" :)

Did you see the table runner that Rachel made over at Moda Bake Shop? I was torn about the grays and reds last night, but now I'm loving them in Rouenneries by French General.

Bliss said...

I am in love with Which Witch... and I am dying to make it!!!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I am sorry you didn't get to go to the market. I just moved to the Houston area and wanted to go so bad, but we will have house guest the days of the market. It was nice that you got to spend a good evening with friends.

What a wonderful give away you have here. I love the jelly roll and have had my eye on your postage due pattern...I would be too excited if I won it!

Have a great weekend!

Donna said...

Definitely Whimsy Playground!

Good for you turning around your night like that!

Kim said...

I love the fabric, so adorable. The pattern I've been dying to try is Which Witch. Such amazing stuff on here!

Michele said...

Sorry you couldn't go. Me neither. I love that fabric collection and the patterns are the coolest. I think I'd love to try Ninety Nines.

Alicia said...

I would love to win either the flutterby pattern or the Crossroads pattern. PS. I am the happy new owner of the neptune quilt from Etsy! Its absolutely beautiful!

Cindi said...

I love Backyard Circus! It is such a fun quilt.

acecraig100 said...

Good for you for getting together with friends and making the best of it! Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to win a prize. If I could pick a pattern, I would love to have Ribbon Candy.

Judy said...

It is so hard to choose from all your wonderful patterns, but...umm...I guess I will pick Turned Round.

DailyFamily said...

I would pick the ninety-nine.

Nice patterns, all, really. I just finished my Which Witch? (just in time!)

Kalleigh Hathaway said...

Ninety-Nines all the way!! What an awesome way to showcase a designer's selection! Glad I found you through April at Making Ends Meet!

Water Lovers 101 things in 1001 Days said...

I love the Ninety Nines!

Steve, ToVah, Avery, and Z said...

I am so excited. I love your Holiday Line Up pattern.

anniedavis said...

I love the Diamond in the Rough pattern.

Nicole said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I would definitely pick the "Postage Due" pattern. I've been tempted to make it for a while. :)

Tatkis said...

Wow! Thank you for a chance to win your pattern and this wonderful jelly roll!
I'd pick Whimsy Playground undoubtedly :)

Best wishes from Russia
Tatyana

TJ said...

I really want Ribbon Candy. If I don't win, I'm just gonna have to buy it.

amber said...

I love that line. i would want cross roads

Hand Quilting Nana said...

What a bummer!! So sorry you didn't get to go to market.

But very nice of you to have this wonderful giveaway. I love the jelly roll.

I would pick Nana's Attic for the pattern if I'm lucky enough to win.

Linda

Beth said...

LOVE holiday lineup....SO cute!!!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Cory said...

My favorite is Ladybug Picnic. Thank you for offering this wonderful prize. Take care and God bless, Cory

Chris said...

Ooohh I just love that Eva line. I know I couldn't use it for my favorite pattern (which is Baby Boom) but I'm sure I'd find a good use for it.

MRod said...

Love the Eva line. I'd probably pick the Ninety Nines pattern.

Kristi said...

The EVA fabric is fabulous!
I think I would pick your Nineties Nines pattern as well; love it! :)

foodmathquilts said...

The fabric looks gorgeous! I'm glad you're starting to have a good time. I think my favourite pattern is "Holiday Lineup" but that might be because I'm just scared of the more intricate appliqué pieces.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How kind of you to cheer up those of us that are not at market with a give away.
I would choose Cheery O's if it's ready or if not then I would choose Postage Due.

jlk said...

I love the Eva fabric -- I totally want it for my baby's quilt (she's due in December). And which pattern? Which Witch!

onlymehere said...

I'd pick "Which Witch" with the elf template! I've had my eye on that one for awhile! Cindy

CJ said...

I was sure you were at Quilt Market but sounds like your Girl's night out was fun. I would choose Postage Due for a pattern. Although Ninety Nine would be a close second.

Shannon said...

Sorry I missed out last night. I want the simple pattern. You make me smile! Let's plan something big for your spring market boothe!

Sherri said...

What a great idea to have a night with your quilting friends...I've been oohing and aaahing over Ninety Nines...but love the Christmas trees too!

The Wheeler 5 said...

at first looking at the picture i was like, hey that's my sister, konda! fun you gals got to get out for a minute. and who can pass up a giveaway?! so i think i'd like to try, out of time...

Codi said...

Looks like you guys had fun! I so need a girls night right now.

I would pick the Scrappy Stars, love that one!

Shaunab said...

I love you patterns and have to say I love love love the crossroads.

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Hey - I'm with you! All mopey and sad . . . I've never made it to Houston but have been to a couple of Spring Markets and really, really wish I was at the Fall one this year. Thanks for cheering us up with a giveaway . . . sure would feel a bit like Sample Spree to win it! I would have to decide on a pattern later . . . they all look wonderful. - Marlene

Anne D said...

I love the new Eva line. I like the ninety nines pattern and the holiday line up is great too. Actually they are all great.Thanks for the giveaway

Patti said...

I love the ninety nines. Such cute patterns!

ytsmom said...

Pumpkin Party, because I love fall and today's my birthday. Snow and all! I think Nana's Attic would be a great pattern to use for the jelly roll, so if I win, I would probably need to get that pattern also.

amber said...

I would love to win such adorable fabric and love your nana's attic pattern!

Karen said...
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Karen said...

although I like several of your patterns, i would choose out of time because I like that it says simplify on it.

Vangie said...

I love so many of your patterns, but I would have to go with dipped in chocolate as that is the one I want to make next.

kg said...

Super Skinnies, because they are so cute! I just stumbled across Crazy Old Ladies patterns at a local quilt show yesterday.

Darlene B said...

I would love to make a Turned 'Round quilt. I love the combination of circles and strips. Love all your patterns... (dsb448@att.net)

Priscilla said...

That Eva jelly roll looks so pretty - and I think it would look lovely made up in the ninety nines quilt pattern - gorgeous and girly!!

ps isn't it great having friends who can cheer you up!

Leslie said...

I love your Dipped in Chocolate pattern. It would look great on my brown couch. I enjoy reading your blog and your cute patterns.

Becky S. said...

Dipped in Chocolate!!! Everything is better with Chocolate.

Deb said...

I like Ladybugs Picnic and Ninety-Nines. Thanks for a fun way to celebrate not going to market! :)

kristinorth said...

What a great giveaway! I would pick the Ribbon Candy pattern, but love many of them! Thanks for a chance to win!

meg99 said...

I 'd like to win Holiday Lineup pattern to make a quilt with Figgy Pudding fabric.
I will use Eva for another pattern of yours like Nana's Attic.

Christina said...

How exciting a giveaway and a great one at that. I love the colors in the jelly roll and as for the pattern I would love the Ninety Nines. Looks fun.

Kati said...

I love Whimsy Playground!!!

Chris, Carrie and Chloe Carlton said...

This is perfect! I'm planning to do my nursery with an owl theme, and your Whimsy Playground is the PERFECT quilt for the job! I hope to win, the baby will be here early February :)

Sue Cahill said...

What a great giveaway. I love the Ninety-Nones pattern...though all the patterns are great!

Thanks for being so generous.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Melissa said...

This is such a great idea! I love Whimsy Playground!

Vivian said...

I love the Cherry O pattern. I have the perfect fabric in mind.

Jenni Shields said...

Whimsy Playground is super cute!!! I LOVE getting new quilt patterns!!!

Sarah said...

Ooo, I would choose the Diamond in the Rough pattern. I really like that one. :)

gracefuldesignscards.com said...

The Eva jelly roll looks like it includes some cute fabric. If I won the giveaway, I'd probably pick Turned 'Round--unique!
~Hannah

ms.clark said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. I would love to own a copy of your Flutterby pattern. Beautiful. Thank you so much for the chance to win. I am crossing my fingers.

ianorton said...

I love your patterns! I love the dipped in chocolate; it would look great in my new house.

denisewaters said...

Dipped in chocolate. What a perfect way to use some of my leftover fabric.

Sheri said...

MMMM... I love your patterns they are all so cute, but I'd have to say that Whimsy Playground is my favorite this week. I saw it made up and fell in love with it.
Thank you for the chance to win a pattern, you guys are awesome.

Heidi said...

I love your stuff, but if I had to, I would choose Holiday Lineup.

Jaymie said...

I'd choose Lady Bug Picnic! I love the Spring-y-ness of it!

alex said...

I think the Eva line is so cute. What a great giveaway. If I were to choose a pattern it would be the Happy ever after. I have a grandchild who is all girl and thinks she is a princess and would love to make her that quilt. I am glad that you have good friends to be with. When I feel blue I can always turn to my quilting friends and fabrics for a pick me up too.

Amyjr88 said...

Okay so I just got my Whimsy Playground in the mail this weekend! SO freakin excited I can barely stand it...I have a new project to work on for my shop hop this weekend...Now I must have Flutterby. I MUST also finish one project that I have going on...my goodness!