Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sugar Snap




I've mentioned before that I'm getting three quilts ready to give away here all in one fail swoop. Three quilts to three different winners. I can hardly wait cause two of them are done and I'm loving them. I stare at them fondly on my sewing table. Every now and again I give them a gentle stroke. I dream of summer picnics and cuddling at Christmas time . . . and then I remember that I'm giving them away.





The third quilt is now at the long arm quilter's house. This one is equally as extraordinary as the first two and has special meaning to me.







You see, Melissa has a blog that I stalk called Yummy Goods. Several months ago I contacted her and asked if she would even remotely consider giving me some of her debut fabric, called Sugar Snap, to make a quilt with and give it away on my blog. I thought I'd never hear back from her but, lo and behold, I did. And, she agreed!





The fabric arrived about a week ago and it is marvelously beautiful. I could get lost in the one above. I have been dreaming of a brown/pink/orange quilt for ages and this fabric is bewitching in it's perfectness.

And, doesn't this one below totally remind you of your Spirograph drawing toy from when you were a kid?




Dude. Don't even get me started.





I've had trouble parting with other quilts but surrendering the three for this giveaway will be a nearly impossible feat.

Perhaps a bait-and-switch is in order . . .

-dana

50 comments:

Disneyscrapper said...

Dana,

I LOVE that fabric!!!! I can't wait until your quilt give away. I am so hoping that I will be one of the winners!!!!! Your work is always so beautiful. I haven't even seen the wuilts but that doesn't matter becauses I can just picture myself with my youngest daughter all snuggled up on the sofa reading one of her favorite books and she would be touching the fabric on the beautiful quilt. Oh well I am dreamining of winning already. I can't wait until your contest!

Teresa

Elissa said...

oh hooray for spirograph!!! and yes, yes, absolutely reminds me of it! you are so incredibly generous to do this type of thing....... i don't know how you part with them at all......

harts4Him said...

I am sure that you have made masterpieces with this gorgeous fabric. I can't wait 'til the giveaway!

susan said...

wow! what energetic cloth!!!! my camera has lost its video capability. alas, i cannot enter. whah,......................whah... someone, i think mr.mark had it jammed in his pocket and the little dial that lets you pick which option you want to use is stuck past the stop. i can take pictures but since it is on all the time if it is not put back into its dock the battery goes dead. i have to call kodack and see how long they would take to fix. dang! dang! dang!i am not ready to part with this camera...i hate how so many of the new ones you double a batteries which burn out too fast.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I couldn't do it! You are a much better person than I - I would totally go buy a cheap one from the store and wrap it up! I guess if I win we could work out a joint custody. I promise I would share :)

jacquie said...

you're killing me here!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I read Melissa's blog too and have been anxiously awaiting Sugar Snap's release! I can't wait for your giveaway.

elpf said...

Oh I love those fabrics. I am so sad that I've placed a temporary ban on my fabric purchases!

pescbrico said...

This fabric is awesome! I'm so impressed that you can do so much quilt! I've made some but I cannot put myself to do another one... So I'm really impressed when I see the beauty you are doing! Thanks for the inspiration :) Maybe I will get back to sewing when I will see my feet again (after the baby will be born!) :)
Have a wonderful day!

Denissa said...

DUDE! Those fabrics are AWESOME!!! I would have a hard time giving those away too. I can't wait to see what they look like when you post them for the giveaway. I SO HOPE I WIN!!!! :)

amanda said...

the fabric is amazing...i cannot wait to see the finished quilts. hope i will be the lucky gal to win one.

carrie said...

OMG!! I LOVE orange, pink and brown together. Those fabrics are lovely! How fun! If I don't win, maybe it will at least inspire me to get back into quilting!

sarah, rsm said...

GET! OUT! OF! TOWN! I SO want to FIX this drawing!!! :D I do, I do, I do!

Amy said...

I can't wait for all the excitement, and again, I am amazed that you can bring yourself to give them away.

tara said...

3 quilts? I must have missed that part. I cant wait to see them. How generous of you.

Scottish Nanna said...

I am in love The fabrics are Gorgeous You are so generous to give away three quilts you must have a Good Heart.
Hugs Mary.

King family said...

Have been wanting to hear more about the quilt giveaways & BAM you did. I mean I have
been sooooo looking forward to it. Now want to see the finished product. Then next, I want to brag on Dana, from Old Red Barn Co.
on my blog for me, Cricket, having been chosen for one of those delicious I know quilts.

Amylouwho said...

I've been lurking around her blog too. I love that fabric and can't wait to see the others! If I win I will use it for that idea I told you about.

Artfulife said...

I am so excited to see all the finished quilts. Even if I don't win, it is so much fun to play along.

Love it Lister said...

Humdinger, that is lovely fabric!

Juli M said...

Gasp! Those are BEAUUUUUTIFUL!!!! I cannot fathom relinquishing them. You are one amazing gal... Thanks for sharing your treasures!

Ricki said...

Oh my goodness, how exciting!

P.S. I love your music :)

Lissa Jane said...

Dana
I looked at the pics before reading and I immediately thougth of my 'spirograph' I had when I was a kid! what bold and bright fabrics!

Debi said...

Beautiful fabrics Dana, they are so bright and cheery.

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

WOW!!! just beautiful!!!! can't wait Dana, to see what you put together with them!

Sarah Pead said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see your amazing creations.

The Army of Four said...

Have I mentioned lately how much I love your use of COLOR!?!? You are so generous to do another giveaway. Or another THREE. Woo.
Luv,
Dave,
Guide Dog for the Color Blind

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

I must say getting to work with a fabric designer and debut fabris really does add a certain thrill doesn't it!?

This is such a fun collection!! i can't wait to see al three quilts! your amazing!

sara said...

Wow! Now I want to quilt! Those fabrics are just fabulous!

Bloggy Mama said...

You are just incredible and those fabrics... drool-worthy!

LollyChops said...

I love yummy goods too! She totally inspires me! I think you are going to be one famous lady here soon Ms. Dana (oh wait.. you already are).

Krissy said...

Seriously, I could cry. Those ARE GORGEOUS!!!! *sniff* *sniff* I want one of your quilts!!!!! I'm incredibly hormonal right now for some strange reason, so I'll walk away and HOPE TN quilts has some Sugar Snap fabric tomorrow when I go to class. lol :)

Tine said...

LOL! Spirograph!! I spent hours (days really) playing with that thing!!!
Thanks for reminding me!
The fabrics are so beautiful, I can't even say how much I love them.

Jeanette M said...

Love the spirograph pattern!! Brings back memories. Thanks for having another quilt give away. I'm still trying to find time to start sewing again. I haven't in about 2 years. Very sad. I'll just have to make do with winning one of your beautiful quilts. It should inspire me to start up again!

Paola said...

I love those fabrics so much fun!
I admire people who can quilt. I always look at them in awe. Thanks for sharing your work and your finds with us.

Karen said...

Love it all! I really want to be a master quilter and sew like you, hummm...one day!

Lisa said...

Dude! hehe I can't wait to enter this contest. Sugar Snap is amazing. I love your blog. Even if I don't win one of the magical quilts, I'll be happy to have found such a beautiful place to visit.

maggie said...

I love this gorgeous fabric and can't wait to see the finished quilt. I just found your blog and I'm loving it.

frankenpug said...

That fabric looks TDF! I can't wait to see the finished product:)

Raspberry Lemonade said...

Your quilts are beautiful, to give away your hard work. You are to special Dana!

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www.raspberrylemonadeandmore.blogspot.com

Lene said...

That fabric is amazing. I can't wait to see the finished product.

PamperingBeki said...

*This* time I get the quilt, right? Right?!

I promise all green food coloring has been removed from my home.

(I have that aqua mixing bowl set your girls are using in the pumpkin cookies post below and I love it!)

Krissy said...

Yeah apparently Sugar Snap is SO new that no one knew what I was talking about! :( *sniff* SEE!?!?! EVEN MORE REASON I NEED THAT QUILT! lol :)

Mari said...

Gosh... the spirograph brings back some very happy childhood memories of endless doodling/spiralling!

Those fabrics are just luscious/scrumptious!! I just want to reach out and stroke them....

Maybe I get to stroke a quilt instead?

Am loving your blog, and will be making some headbands for my daughter!!

Lady Katherine said...

I can see, the fabric is wonderful, it would be hard to part with any. But should find a way to let your self give it a way My 1920 wood burning heated house would love it and that means I will be curled up in it! lol

Lady Katherine said...

I can see, the fabric is wonderful, it would be hard to part with any. But should find a way to let your self give it a way My 1920 wood burning heated house would love it and that means I will be curled up in it! lol

Frarose said...

Love the yummy fabrics you are using. What a wonderful thing to do. Your blog is great with lots of learing material. Thanks,

Marion said...

I can see why you'd have a hard time giving this one away! It's gorgeous!

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Oh my these are beautiful and something God has not granted me the gift of. Please toss me into that hat. I added the sidebar to my blog. Thank you for your generosity. Please stop by and check out my giveaway ;)

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