Saturday, August 17, 2013

Welcome the Amis with a Giveaway...

Remember how I introduced you all to a new quilt request for a coworker a week or so back?  Well the fabric has arrived and I can't wait to start cutting into it!


For this quilt, I was asked to use an owl theme because they are just her absolute favorite.  As an added stroke of sewendipity, a few days after we started talking about our plan of attack, I saw a snippet of fabric in a quilt during a guild show and tell that was part of the Les Amis collection for Michael Miller fabrics.  It was perfect!  But in addition to the Les Amis line, some prints from the Backyard Baby line caught my eye too - and the two collections really play nicely together!  A little online fabric shopping later, and these pretties arrived:


I wanted to round things out with some filler fabrics from my stash:


And here they are all together - I think its going to create a fun and whimsical Rangoon quilt!


To make those pixie sticks for the Rangoon pop, we are using the dark brown vine fabric for the background.  My only real fear is that the peachy oranges with the brown and bright greens will translate to icky 70's vibes, so I'm planning on using the orange colorways sparingly and focusing more on the aquas, greys and greens.

But with all this fabric goodness, aren't you just itching to do a little fabric shopping of your own?  Let me help you out!


Hosted by Julie at 627 Handworks, I'm a part of this week's Sunday Funday Giveaway and I'd like to offer you a 4-pack of fat quarters with a little "back to school" color scheme.  These are straight out of my stash and looking for a home in yours!


To enter, just leave me a comment from now through Wednesday at 5p EST.  If you want an additional chance to win, leave a second comment to let me know that you're a follower through the reader of your choice!  I will announce the winner on Thursday morning along with a sneak peek at some completed blocks for the Rangoon Amis quilt. Check back to see how I do on the dreaded partial seams...

Update - Thanks for all the entries guys!  Comments are now closed :)

138 comments:

  1. Free fabric is always nice ;) Aand I like the colours you picked for your Rangoon quilt!

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  2. I'm also a loyal follower through Bloglovin :)

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  3. Fabulous colours - thank you!

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  4. Your fabric pull for the quilt is yummy!!

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  5. Yay I already follow you through GFC. Lovely giveaway!!!

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  6. Ich bin schon einige Zeit Leserin dieses Blogs...

    Vielen Dank für die schöne Verlosung. Ich nehme mit 2 Losen teil.

    LG Marion

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  7. This is going to be such a cute quilt! I'm a follower through Bloglovin!

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  8. Cute owl fabric to inspire your quilt.

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  9. Cute fabrics! Love the... foxes? Wolves? Canine-type creatures. :)

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  10. I follow on Bloglovin'

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  11. Love the owl fabric...and just made Julie's patchwork pouch. How 'bout that?! :-)

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  12. Love the foxes. I have a small bit myself and it's currently in the hoard and never cut pile. Someday I may work up the courage.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  13. Lovely fabric pull! It's going to be such a cute quilt :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Love your color choices, that quilt is going to be so cute.

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  15. I follow you through feedly.

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  16. Fun fabrics...I have the bicycle...but can always use more! Thnx for the giveaway!

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  17. I love those colors. Like you said brown, orange and green combo is what I would be worried too. Otherwise, those fabrics choices are just wonderful!

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  18. I do follow you through bloglovin ;).
    Who doesn't love a giveaway!

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  19. I can't wait to see the blocks. I have a pattern marked with overlapping lines, and I haven't gotten brave enough yet for the partial seams, so I'm waiting for you to report back that they are conquerable :-)

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  20. And, I already follow on blog lovin; that's how I got news about the fun giveaway. I'm loving that red fabric; I'm taking part in the modern block quilt along, and I'm betting it would come in handy at some point as the remaining blocks are unveiled.

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  21. great giveaway and i love owls too

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  22. Good fabric choices! Les Amis has SUCH cute owls. I can't wait to see your first Rangoon blocks. And hear how the partial seams go. (I am sort of wanting to do Sarah Fielke's Bangles--partial seams AND template cutting. It's actually the template cutting that is really putting me off right now.)

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  23. I follow with bloglovin

    Spolgar89@gmail.com

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  24. I love th little bicycles!

    Spolgar89@gmail.com

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  25. Love the Les Amis line and it will make a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Great give away. My Grand daughter is so into owls right now too.

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  27. Les Amis has been on my "Project Wishlist" for while, can't wait to see how the Rangoon Quilt comes together.

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  28. This is going to be a lovely quilt - your fabric selections are great. Thanks for a lovely giveaway :-)

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  29. Best of luck with your Rangoon quilt. The fabric choices look great. Thanks for the giveaway. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous! I will be checking your progress as I follow you via Bloglovin'!!

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  31. Great fabric choices for your giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!

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  32. Love the fabrics you chose for the quilt! It is going to be great! (Oh! And great fabric giveaway as well! Thanks for a chance to win,)

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  33. I love that owl print too, it's one of my favorites. Owls have been an obsession of mine recently. Thanks for the giveaway!
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  34. Follow you on Bloglovin'
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  35. It is so nice to see new fabrics from quilt bloggers. Thanks for sharing and for having a giveaway. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  36. I love the fabrics you have pulled. You have a great stash and I hope I win!

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  37. Stephanie thank you for the chance .

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  38. That should make a wonderful and colorful quolt! love the fabrics you choose!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  39. Lovely choice in fabrics - thank you for the give away

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  40. Your quilt sounds wonderful! Beautiful fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. I signed up to follow via GFC. I will read your blog on my blogger dashboard.

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway! I adore the colors and prints on that fabric.

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  43. I started following you via Bloglovin'.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  44. You have selected great fabrics for the owl quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. I am a new follower via bloglovin.

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  46. Thank you so much for the adorable FQ bundle! Have a great week!

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  47. Super fabric pull for the Rangoon quilt! I just realized I have that digital issue, so I'm going to look up that pattern :)

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  48. I'm a new follower and I found you through Julie Hirt's blog. Going to be fun to see how those partial seams go ;=)

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  49. I follow through google friend connect!

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  50. Yay another wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much!
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  51. Love the owl print, can't wait to see how this quilt turns out. Thanks for the give away!

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  52. I follow you on bloglovin!!!
    *juceyj03@gmail.com

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  53. That is one adorable little owl fabric! Thanks for the chance!

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  54. I love your color selection for the baby quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. I'm following your delightful blog via bloglovin.

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  56. I love that owl fabric. Thanks for sharing

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  57. What a fun giveaway! Love the fabric you pulled - so cute!

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. The owls are too cute! And the best giveaways are always stash giveaways. Thanks for hosting!

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  60. These are great fabrics! And the Lizzy House from Castle Peeps? I just /love/ her lines so I'm really crossing my fingers for this one

    knausallison[at]yahoo.com

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  61. I also just began following on Bloglovin

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  62. Drooling over your fabric selections! those owls and foxes are to die for! tks fr the chance, x

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  63. Hi! I love the 4-pack of fq's you picked out! And the owls are just too cute, also! Thank you for the give-away, they are always fun!

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  64. Lovely fabrics. Is the competition open internationally? You didn't say.

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  65. Hi! I am a new follower of you at bloglovin'! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  66. Those owls are so cute! Your quilt I am sure will look great with the fabrics you picked.

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  67. Your selection of fabric for your Rangoon quilt is so fun with all those different critters. Love the owls and the turtles. The fat quarters are wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  68. The popularity of owls is amazing.

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  69. I love the way your fabric selections for this quilt grew! I am a new follower with blog lovin...wish I could figure out how to follow you with feedly!

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  70. That's an adorable fabric pull! Your quilt is going to be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. I live owls too. Can't explain it.

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  72. HI SUCH NEAT FABRICS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  73. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  74. I love your "back to school" color choices.

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  75. I follow you with Bloglovin.

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  76. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

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  77. Love the fabrics you're giving away! Great colours too!

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  78. Love your fabric choices for your Rangoon quilt. Thanks for the
    chance to win!

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  79. I follow you by Bloglovin' and GFC. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Those are really cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  81. I probably shouldn't be allowed to enter, but I'm going to :) bloglovin!

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  82. Great fabrics in your giveaway.

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  83. I'm a new follower with Google Friend Connect.

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  84. I love that bike fabric!

    The owls are darling, good choices.

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  85. i really like how you blended backyard baby with Les Amis fabric and then added from your stash. I can't wait to see the sneak peek!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  86. I am already a follower on Bloglovin! I love the fabrics you chose for the giveaway!
    xo jan

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  87. The little "back to school" color scheme is really cute. Great giveaway!

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  88. I now follow on BL-karrie smith

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  89. Great fabric choices. I love the contrast of the black and white with the bright colors. ll_geeathotmaildotcom

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  90. Oooh, I do love those owls! Thanks for the chance to win :D

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  91. Can't wait to see the blocks! I need to try partial seems (but they're scary!)

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  92. New to this blog and loving it! I'm working on building up my stash... would love to win!

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  93. Oooh! Love the owl:) Can't wait to see some of those blocks!

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  94. Good luck with that quilt in getting it finished. I LOVE the owls. It's going to be super cute with all the other fabrics you are using.

    The fabric you are giving away is a great group of colors too. Thank you for the chance.

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  95. I am a new follower on Bloglovin'

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  96. Your seams will be perfect! And I love your colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. Those owls are adorable - they'll go great with the fabrics you chose. Would love to work that red and yellow fat quarter into a project I'm working on now. Thanks!

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  98. Love the bike weekender fabric and your superhero pillow below is just plain fun, you should enter it in the Le Challenge "Heroes" in September.

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  99. Pretty fabrics! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  100. That pull is going to make a beautiful quilt!

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  101. Love the fabrics you've pulled together for your quilt and I especially love the orange fabric in the giveaway!

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