Monday, January 25, 2010

Amy Butler giveaway

Although I love gray and rainy weather, it has been raining pretty much for a whole week and today even I am feeling a bit "under the weather." So I have been taking some time to de-stash (more on that later) and reorganize my fabric. Actually it just needs to get off the floor in my sewing room and office and into a space of its own.

In the midst of all this reorganization, guess what I found? Some Amy Butler fabric from a couple of her early lines, now out of print: Temple Flowers and Gypsy Caravan. This fabulous fabric is in all different sizes. I got it so long ago that it is entirely possible it was part of a kit that I decided against making. Who knows? Anyway, I got this pattern last week from Craft Hope, designed by Kate Conklin. Just perfect for showcasing these gems of Amy Butler greatness, don't you think?

I have some Kona cotton in "ash" on its way, a very light gray, and I'm thinking that might be the perfect background for these cheery florals.

What about you? Do you need some flowers to give you a little feeling of spring? I found a little over a yard of this piece of Temple Flowers, so guess what? I'm giving it away! A half-yard cut each to two people.

Leave a comment for one chance to win a half yard and tell me what ideas you have. If you want to increase your chances, become a follower, or let me know that you already follow this blog. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday morning.

In the meantime, I'm off to see what other forgotten fabric treasures may be buried around here...

31 comments:

  1. I've never won a blog giveaway, but I'd love this to be my first!

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  2. Oh, I love this fabric! I am in the process of gathering some fabric for my 1st grandchild's crib bedding. I want to make a floral pieced quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. One idea?? How about several.....? I think I might be able to eke a skirt out of a half-yard OR use it as flares in a solid skirt. hmmm, yeah, I like that idea. BUt who knows. You have to let fabric tell you what it wants to be. Enter me -please and thank you!!

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  4. very pretty...i would love to add that to a bag i want to make for my mom.

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  5. OOOOH, I do love the flower fabric! I'm planning a quilt made from a Kaffe jellyroll and I would love to fussy cut the flowers for the centers of each block. Perfection!

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  6. I would so love to win this! I love that fabric! I love the pattern also! Please count me in! I know just what you are talking about with rain--we have had a day of it with heavy, heavy rain and high winds! I hope that Spring is around the corner~~almost Groundhog Day!

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  7. I follow your blog. What pretty fabric! I would be torn - either putting it in a quilt for my daughter or as part of a dress for her!

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  8. Such pretty fabric. Your destashing is inspiring. We had a rainy day here too. I wanted to quilt but had to work on a presentation for Wednesday. Then I can quilt.

    Would love to add this fabric to my Kaffe Fassett fabrics that are in my stash.

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  9. I love Amy Butler fabric. I actually just finished quilting a quilt that was all Amy Butlers. I follow your blog, it was one of my first to follow. I just started my own blog today.

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  10. Oh yes, I'm a follower! That lovely floral fabric would make a fun bag...of course I think any fabric would make a great bag!

    We had rain rain rain here today too, and lots of wind and cold to go with it! I think I'd prefer snow!

    MGM

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  11. I love that pattern! Actually though, I just drew up a pattern for myself and I think it actually has those colors in it. Maybe I'll actually make one of them! Or maybe baby gear? Depending on gender. It matches the walls in the baby's room.

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  12. Today we had rain and snow and wind and cold! A dreary day indeed. As for the fabric, a fun tote for my Norah.

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  13. I'm a follower...I've never won one of these before! It would be super cool:P

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  14. Oh Amy. I think she's the other love of my life...well her fabric. I vote for a deep maroon to set it off! Jewel tones are so in right now!

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  15. oh gorgeous - I have been saving Amy Butler flowers and want to make a quilt with all her different floral fabrics. What a fun giveaway - thanks for letting me know :-)

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  16. Fun fabric. I can think of several ways to use that fabric. Yumm.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  17. beautiful beautiful fabric!!!

    i am thinking of a bag- for my self for a change!

    by the way i am having a giveaway on my blog
    you are invited to enter

    thanks!

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  18. and i am allready a follower
    thanks!

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  19. I think this would make a stunning addition to sweet baby girl quilt! Oh, and I LoVe CitricSugar's idea to use it as an accent for a skirt - my youngest daughter LIVES in twirly-girly skirts!

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  20. I'd love to make it into a cute a-line skirt for summer, but being tall I'd need a complementary fabric as well for the hem or the waistline. I'd most likely use it in a spring quilted runner though.

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  21. Oh my goodness what a beautiful line of fabric. It would make a gorgeous bag or a very sweet little quilt. Thanks for entering me.

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  22. I have been reading your blog for a while, and now I am a follower :-)

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  23. I love making purses out of large scale prints. My daughters are always after me for a new bag. They like one to match every outfit! I may use this for a tea cozy though...it's such a happy piece to 'share' with a friend over a cup of tea!

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  24. Oh how pretty! I would incorporate this fabric into the pieced backing for my daughter's new bed quilt!

    Jennifer :)

    PS: I'm a new follower!

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  25. I love Amy Butler fabric!! I would make a camera strap and some fabric flowers and some cute hair clips.

    I've been a follower ;)

    -xoxo
    E

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  26. I love your stash of some of my favorite old Amy Butler fabrics. I especially LOVED the Gypsy Caravan line. I also love Kate's charm bracelet pattern and want to make a couple in the near future.

    Please don't enter me in the giveaway as I already own some of that now rare but lovely AB fabric. Such a generous giveaway.

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  27. Is it too late? I'd love to win! Love AB.

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  28. I really dont need anymore fabric after having my shelves break. But what a wonderful giveaway, I know people who have been searching for these rare prints.

    Hely what do you mean make a quilt? Someone had pincusions to put in ther etsy shop for those of us who have been waiting :)

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  29. Oh my goodness! For a minute I thought you were giving away the whole bundle and all I could think was, NO!!!! Don't do it! You'll regret it. Whew! I was proud that I wasn't thinking, Give it to me!

    So funny - I just recently started following your blog as I ran across it off of a link from the Modern Quilt Guild - and I too broke out my Gypsy Caravan stash a couple weeks ago. I LOVE the pattern that you chose for yours. I had actually started piecing mine years ago and wasn't pleased with how it was going so I put it aside and now I've revamped my original plan. I will post a link when I get my pics of it uploaded hopefully in a couple of days. I hope to be quilt-sandwiching tonight!

    Have fun piecing those gorgeous fabrics!

    And although I may be too late.... I'd use that half yard to bind my new quilt!

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