Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pot holders, coasters, giveaway...oh my

Finally. I'm back in this space. I had originally planned on posting mid-day, but this has just been one of those days. I won't bore you with the details, but as an example, I dropped off middle daughter to work out, then dropped off littlest at a babysitting job, finally got home, sat down, and then got a call from middle that she was ready to be picked up. I had just barely touched behind to chair when the call came.
Anyway, I'm here and I'm ready to show off my newest pattern and giveaway fabric. So, put your behinds in chairs(not a requirement, just a suggestion) and we'll get started.
First off, check out the cute, little promo image I made for the pattern.
I made each letter a different color and I'm not computer savy enough to do that in one fell swoop, so I had to do it one.letter.at.a.time.
Did I mention that this pattern actually teaches you how to make the template piece yourself, using your very own plate that is probably sitting in you cupboard anxiously awaiting some purpose other than holding your strudel? 
Did I also mention that this pattern includes information about exactly which Moda Cross Weave cottons I used to make the sample color wheels?
Did I mention that I'm giving away 2 copies of this pattern to one of you lucky and potentially seated people?
And...and... did I mention that Wendy over at The Fabric Quarter is giving this away?
So, if you'd like a chance to win, sit right down and leave a comment.
I have to go. I'm betting I need to drive/pick-up somebody.


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MaryjoO said...

wow -- what fun! I've just "found" you, and have ordered your book, so I look forward to a lot of color in the future. And thanks!

Lynn said...

Your pattern is so fun, and those fat quarters are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Thea said...

I love the pot holders/coasters! I remember the days of running my kids around like crazy .. no time to do anything else. I was in a hurry for them to get their driver's licenses and then I worried about where they were .. and now they're out of the house. :(

Ammie said...

The color wheel pot holders are stunning. Hoorah for a giveaway, & thanks for squeezing us in amongst your busy-ness!

~Michelle~ said...

I bought the cross-weaves when they first came out... and then recently got to use them again for a VQB - and I think the quality has improved tremendously (not that it was bad before, but it's amazing now!)... Can't wait to get my hands on some of this fabric!

Laura said...

I love these potholders! So cute and the colors are just beautiful! Oh my!

Andi said...

Who can resist fabric folded so beautifully!!!!
Thanks.
Andi xx

Megan said...

Love these! The classic color wheel is a favorite of mine. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

mary jane said...

wow what beauties, I love the one with the black and white border. I've got your book on my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tracy said...

lovely solids!

Kaki said...

what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anna said...

How very cute!

Bry said...

I love these! So beautiful! Always amazed at your creations! And I just got your wonderful new book in the mail today and am enjoying reading through it!

Mel said...

I have your book and I'm loving it -- I just made a quilt based on the sewing machine cover. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Jenny said...

oh yes! would love to add a color wheel to my kitchen...thanks for the pattern giveaway

PrairiePeasant said...

What a great design! Thanks for the chance to win!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

I love these potholders!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

lindaroo said...

Thanks for the chance to win your pattern and those lovely colors!

thegoose said...

I'm sitting. I'm commenting. I'm hoping I win.

Jeni said...

these are gorgeous! love that you use a plate instead of a template! :)

carol said...

We must think alike. I used a plate from my cupboard recently to make a pattern for a mug rug. Love your pot holders/coasters and the fabric is gorgeous too!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Nice looking solids! Thanks for the chance to win:)

millie said...

When working in the Art room at school my eyes are always drawn to the colour wheel - because, well its just so lovely and beautifully colourful! Not to mention being a great teaching tool to help kids understand how to use contrasting and complimentary colours in their work.
Never thought I'd see one in the kitchen though! What a great idea! You've also sold me on using 'solids' as i am usually drawn to patterns.
Your work is awesome as usual :-)

Dan Rouse said...

I love the potholders!

millie said...

When working in the Art room at school my eyes are always drawn to the colour wheel - because, well its just so lovely and beautifully colourful! Not to mention being a great teaching tool to help kids understand how to use contrasting and complimentary colours in their work.
Never thought I'd see one in the kitchen though! What a great idea! You've also sold me on using 'solids' as i am usually drawn to patterns.
Your work is awesome as usual :-)

GerryART said...

Malka, my afternoon was just like YOUR ENTIRE day.
Just the afternoon hours put me in my chair for a bit of sit down.
Sometimes it just takes that time to sit in order to get the strength to resume our days.
I enjoy your love of CoLor.
Oh, yes, and your b&w.
Hugs,
Gerry

moshiecreations said...

I love your potholders! They are fabulous! :)

Rachael & Ned said...

Gorgeous! love them!

BahamaDawn said...

thanks for a chance to win!! that pattern in adorable!

Kelly O. said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern!!!!

Mary said...

I love the coasters! Great use of color. xo Mary Jo

Karen said...

these look great!

Phyllis said...

I am sitting and would love to win your pattern.

B said...

I'd love to win this giveaway! Thank you"""

kathryn said...

Your colorful creations are always inspirational. Thx for the giveaway.

stitchinpenny said...

The coasters are great. Thamks for the giveaway.

wishes, true and kind said...

Got your book recently and am really enjoying it!

junglewife said...

I love the colors! love the pattern, too! I always think your creations are so amazing :-)

Terri said...

I love the color wheel pattern!

Amanda said...

Oh my stars, I am kind of in love with this pattern. So here's hoping! :3 Thanks much for the chance to win them~

Siobhan Rogers said...

Love it :)

Heather D. said...

Oooh, I love this pattern and would love to try it!

~Heather
ghlo AT telus DOT net

Angel said...

Truly loving your blog - inspired me to do my first ever quilting, last week! Placemats, but still. Love it!

bookwormbethie said...

would love to win, fingers crossed! such inspiring quilting you do!

noelle said...

I L.O.V.E. these placemats....I will start making christmas gifts as soon as I win!

Mary said...

Very cool looking stuff.Love the colors, would love to win, so if I do, yippee, if I don't, yippee for whoever does.

jackie said...

love the colors! the pot holders are too beautiful to actual use.

Holly said...

I just got your book today and am excited to dive into *all* of your patterns!

Kellie said...

OOhhhh, Ohhh, Ohhhh.....pick me!! :)
You have fun giveaways....and I LOVE your book!
kellieblossom(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay Conner said...

Love that rainbow of colors! :)

DianeY said...

Love the idea of round potholders! I'm sitting! And dreaming about winning!

Arita said...

Thank you for sponsoring such a great giveaway.

Tracy said...

Thank you for the chance to win the patterns and/or the fabric to do it with. :)

Val said...

Love them! I have been very infatuated with the color wheel lately myself. What a fun way to use it.

Sew Sane Jane said...

So excited about this pattern. Saw it couple posts ago and have had it on my mind since. The colors you chose look amazing together!

starfishalley said...

I remember the days of dropping off and picking up and I actually kind of miss them! Love the pot holders. They would be fun to make.

Lora D. said...

Wow, I am just such a fan of your work. And it just keeps amazing me! These "color-wheels" just send me over the moon!!! Would love to win a pattern or the fabric!! You are just so talented. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Jessica said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Such a fun pattern!

ThirdMargaret said...

So COOL! I am so glad my behind got parked in my computer chair instead of the driver's seat for a bit!!

Kate said...

Oo, cute pattern and love the fabrics! Glad I am not the only one who spends hours trying to get the computer to do just what I want when there must be a quicker way...

Elaine said...

Thank you for the opportunity! I'm looking to brighten up my home with stuff like this to celebrate the colors I so love, and these will be a great addition to the repertoire!

:)

Nicole said...

It's starting here to the driving/pick me up with three kiddos. I rather would find some time to sew.

namoo said...

Those circle pattern looks amazing especially with colors you picked. Wonderful creation!!!

drew said...

i found your blog online...and then found your classes at the stitch lab! and who doesnt love a give away! thanks for the inspiration...

Brit said...

Love those pot holders. It would be great to win :)

ColourFly said...

They are really great! And the colours are amazing!

holly p said...

These are so cute! I love the look of the crossweaves!

Erin said...

I love these!

Renee G said...

This looks great. It's just the kind of project I like to tackle.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

about me said...

I've sat my sorry behind in my chair (ahhhh!) this project looks like so much fun! Malka, I finally am going to get a look at your book- its on the way and sooooo excited. Keep the great ideas comin'-Julia

Amber said...

How cool - I absolutely love this pattern - it's gorgeous!

janae king said...

everything you make is so fresh and fun - good job! Love your book too.

Hege said...

Wow, I just love your potholders :-)

Anonymous said...

Ciao from Italy. I like your works very much, so colourful and happy :-)
raffaella

violetsrose said...

I saw this fabric recently and it was so beautiful - I wanted it so badly but simply could not afford it at the time - gah!
I adore this rainbow colourway - please enter me for the giveaway

gill said...

Keep smiling - it does get better - honestly!!!!
I love your wheel potholders!
Thank you for the giveaway

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Looks fantastic (the pattern and the fabric). Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie K said...

ooh, i could really use some strudel, a plate, and a pot holder...

aliasannajm said...

Your potholders look fantastic!

I wouldn't mind at all if I won a pattern and/or some fabric to amke them. :)

Thanks for a generous giveaway!

meli B said...

Looks like fun, please count me in!

emedoodle said...

What a great giveaway! I'm always drooling over your stuff. Might as well make some of my own! :)

Little Green Doll said...

Wow! beautiful patterns! I love the colours you have used with these ones. :) Thanks for this giveaway!

Melissa said...

Its all just lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

Susanne said...

So cheery potholders :) Wanted to try circles for a long time!
Thanks for the chance!
Best wishes
Susanne

Debbie said...

Great promo image. Fun with the colors! Thanks for counting me in, Malka.

Katie said...

id love to win!

Rocio said...

Great giveaway. Thanks!
PS: now I see the Mac wheel when I look at the potholders... ;-)

isabel f. said...

thanks for the giveaway!!!
love the design! :)

Linen and Tulle said...

This is one of my favorite designs of yours. thanks so much.

HollyM said...

I'm just discovering the beauty of the solids. I was drooling over some last night on line. I'd love to win these!

Vivika said...

Very pretty, very fun little project!

Orit Berl said...

Awesome potholders and coasters!!

elizabethdee said...

Love this pattern! My husband has just been painting all kinds of color wheels, so I think I haave to pay homage to his work with your coasters, don't you?

tropicslady said...

those moda cross weaves are gorgeous!

Janny said...

I love the coasters. Thanks for the giveaway.

Edith Bieri said...

would love to win the pattern and the fabric. but with already more than 91 comments, it sure reduces my success, but it is always fun to visit your blog.
Edith from Switzerland

beth lehman said...

Lovely creations - each one!! The solids look beautiful, too. Thanks for a chance to win!

RWL said...

What a great pattern!

Deb said...

Well, not only am I sitting but I have my feet up and a warm heater blowing on my feet/legs to keep me warm and cozy while I read blogs. What a life! :) I'd love to win your giveaway!

diana said...

I'm sitting. And it feels soooo good. Yeah, fine, I'm sure it's better when you move, I'll just be lazy while the kid sleeps.

Kate said...

Wonderful giveaway. I love that the coasters look simple to construct but have some curves.

GroovyMoonChild said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to make some for myself. :)

thepracticalperfeccionista said...

A fun potholder for my kitchen, plus an opportunity to teach my children about color? I'm in :) And I am ALWAYS up for fabric!

piece peace said...

Those are not your grandma's pot holders. What a wonderful gifts those would make!

Jodi said...

Fantastic! Would love the fab and pattern.

Quilt or Dye said...

I can't say I miss those days of being a chauffeur.

Barbara said...

this new line of fabric is absolutely stunning - thanks for the chance of sewing on it and creating something beautiful

epban said...

Would love to win that great color wheel pattern! Thanks for a chance.

Chinaberry Grove said...

Life's all about color and your fat quarters certainly add a big dose of living!

Lesly said...

The captcha word for this comment is "grand" - how fitting!!

sugarcreekstuff said...

Those colors are beautiful. Love the potholders.

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

I love that you confess all (or at least some) of your shortcomings! Thanks....that helps me to feel better about mine!

Oh, and did I mention - I love your new pattern.

Paula said...

This pattern is really great; thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Kristal Dawn Evens said...

I love your work! And I've been wanting to play with some cross weave cottons.

knottygnome said...

love the potholders! thanks for the giveaway.

Jerilynn said...

Love these...going to order asap!!!

Julie said...

great giveaway!

Sequana said...

You're in good humor today. *L*

I only wish I had some strudel to put on my plates here.

But I'd love to win this nice giveaway, so here's my chance.
Thx for the offer.

Monet said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! The stack of fabrics looks just beautiful :)

Leanne said...

Love the colours! Thanks for a chance to win.

erin said...

These are beautiful as usual Malka! I would love to be your lucky random winner this time!

Anonymous said...

Malka, these are great! Hope I am your random winner this time! erin

sandra said...

I love the whole idea of these! The colors are gorgeous and the borders set them off nicely.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love your sense of color and style.
nkadenver@yahoo.com

Alix Broadfoot said...

These colors are wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marijke van Swaaij said...

I am very curious for this fabric, looks soft, thin and those beautiful, subdues colours!!
mvswaaij@home.nl

Jacey said...

I've been loving the photos of your new potholders over on flickr. Thank for the chance to win the pattern!

Andrea said...

These color wheel potholders look just great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ebeth said...

So pretty! The use of color is beautiful. Sigh. Off to work. :) have to pay for the "habit".

sharon said...

Love the pattern! You are wonder with solids! Usually use shot cotton but you have inspired me to order some cross weaves. Thank you!

Phoebe said...

These are so cute, and my existing potholders are so gross. I need to make these.

Allison said...

Love the spring colors. I'm so tired of looking a piles of snow and ice.

Mimi said...

I love these patterns, they are great and you are very talented. I would love to be entered in your giveaway - thanks!

patty a. said...

The pot holders are too pretty to be used as pot holders. The fabric is beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sarah said...

Love the colors and pattern. Thanks for the chance!

Orlando said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love the potholders.

Orlando said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love the potholders.

liberal sprinkles said...

wow, I love that pattern. The colors are also gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win!

laura said...

Super cute pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee Anne said...

Love, Love, Love the new pattern... would love to try my hand at these! Your work is fantastic!

teaginny said...

love, love, love these coasters!

mek said...

What a lovely little project this would be - and I could use little projects to get me back in the swing of sitting after a week down with a back injury!

momma said...

They look so captivating, the fabric is lush, thanks for the opportunity to win

momma said...

They are delightful, lush fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

Poppyprint said...

Goodness, how fabulous is that? Count me in please!!! I love the idea of 'make your own template' from a plate. I definitely have supplies for that!

folksmith said...

thanks for the chance of winning. tired of shoveling snow, nice to sit for a bit. thanks!

Fran said...

Wow! Thanks for the giveaway !
We are a "Mac household " too....
that was my first thought when I
saw your pot holders....I love that
little wheelie thingy...
OK...fingers crossed !

Marcia W. said...

It is enjoyable reading your blog and seeing the innovative designs. Would enjoy using your pattern (and the how-to tips) and those gorgeous FQs. This would be a fun out-of-the-box project for me. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Leah said...

Wow, those are way too cute! I wanna make some now too!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win. I really like those coasters. Judith

Ann said...

What fun! Thanks for the chance to win...

Susan said...

love your style, love your pattern, I want to make some too.

Little Miss S. said...

Lovely colours. Just what I needed in the cold...

MG said...

Kind of how my day went, too. Thanks for the giveaway--I love the pattern.

Bea said...

Oh these are so awesome. I love rainbow solids. Thank you for the giveaway.

WandaFish said...

Stunning work! The pot holders are so bright and cheerful! I'd love to get my hands on some Moda crossweaves - thanks for the opportunity :)

susan said...

i can sympathize. i only have one 17 yr old and i feel like i am always dropping her off or picking her up!! i would love to be included in this giveaway. the coasters and fabrics look nummy!!

Linda said...

Love them!!!! Choose me and I'll do the next round of dropping off and picking up :). Now how far are you from NC?

colorquilter said...

Oh I love the pot holders, coasters. Your sewing is always so colorful and interesting.

Quiltdoodles said...

Love these patterns. You are so talented. Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway. Love your blog.

Sherrie said...

Love your patterns Malka. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Morah said...

LOVE these potholders! How nice of you to have this giveaway!

Corinne said...

I LOVE your new book and the "delicious" use of color...! I will be in Austin late next month and cannot WAIT to visit the Stitch Lab, which I just learned of recently. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to win...I hope that I DO...!

berylthepearl said...

I love your quilts, and bought your book for my niece who made the Strips and Stripes quilt. She is quite inpired by your work. I would love to win the fat quarters and give them to her to create something beautiful! Thanks,

Audrey said...

I love the round coasters. I bought your book as soon as I saw it in November and used it for many Christmas gifts. Everybody loved the bright colors! I have started making coasters with some leftover potholder scraps. If I didn't spend so much time driving my girls around they would probably be sewn by now!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Love all your projects and would (dye) for a chance for this pattern and fabric.

bonnie said...

a great pattern. thanks for the chance to win.

bonnie said...

great give away. great potholders.

Pondering said...

I would love to make these as gifts! Help a girl out:) I feel your pain about the Mom taxi.

Annie said...

Fantastic colour wheels.

Pattij said...

I so love your work! Great Giveaway! Evin5 at aol dot com

laura said...

love, love, love anything to do with color wheels & anything that you do!

Andrea said...

yay!! would love to win this - your potholders are so cute!

susan in seattle said...

Your ideas are a constant inspiration! Just love the color combos you use. I wouldn't turn down anything you're giving away...everything is so exciting!

teresa said...

What a treat for the senses!!!

Charlot Meyer said...

WOW, these are so fun! The fabrics are so beautiful. Thanks

Tam said...

Pick me. I'd love to make some coasters too.

Charlot Meyer said...

Wow, these potholders are fabulous! I love the fabric choice.

Belinda said...

Fun giveaway! I LOVE your use of color & can't wait to give those shot cottons a "shot" in a project :)

Veitch said...

Love your new pattern. Actually love looking at all you create. The colors always make me happy.

The Fam said...

I'd love to win this, the possibilies are enless with those colors!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Erica said...

Love this giveaway. Love the quilting on and the pattern those coasters and the colors of that fabric!

Wendy D. P. said...

I love these - they are beautiful!

Orinda5 said...

As always your work is stunning. Thanks for the chance to win.

evulekotule said...

I love your work. Thanks for the chance to win!

Erin M. said...

Lovely solids that she's giving away. Fabric can be so pretty. I also really like the color wheel. I've not made color wheel projects but have a few spinning in my head. Thanks.a

BaileyGirl5 said...

I remember days like that! I used to practically live in my car. My kids are older and only one needs rides but I still get interrupted constantly by the dog wanting to go in and out and for a walk. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Paula said...

What fun! A new pattern OR shot cottons! I do love those colors. My local QSs don't have them I have traveled to the other end of OH to find a few in one shop! Maybe my luck will change with this give-away

Jane said...

Fantastic pot holders! I love the color combinations.

Butterfly said...

love the colors!

Leona

Margaret said...

I always love your use of colour and would love to win. (Wouldn't we all!) Thanks for all the inspiration to those of us who lurk.

Barb B said...

I am sorry that your taxi service sometimes interrupts your creative process. But it all for love isn't it??

corinne said...

The pattern is just too fun. Love the coasters/potholders. Thank you for the giveaway

Mariel said...

Love the color wheel pot holders!

becca said...

circles and solids, oh my! I love this pattern, and have resisted solids in my sewing for some reason - even though I love the color wheel - so this is a great reason to break out of my habit! thanks for the chance!

Darcy said...

That is the coolest pattern EVER! And possible the best folded fat quarters - thanks so much!

Jennifer Joshua said...

Love to win. Thanks for the chance

noga quilts said...

Great potholders, great colors! you are really a color magician!
And the fabrics are so lovely, love to have them

anniemac said...

Hi! I just ordered my new Pfaff Expression 4.0 super quilting machine!
You are such an artist and a big inspiration for me. Thanks.

Lauree said...

what a lovely coaster/pot holder set. and lovely fabrics. thanks for a chance.

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