Monday, September 19, 2011

Flower Power Giveaway

For the record: I'm not actually giving away any flower power or any other kind of power. I'm giving away magazines. Not selling them like those kids who go door-to-door trying to get you to buy subscriptions so that they can win a fabulous trip to Europe. I'm giving these away.
I've got a project featured in the current issue of Quilting Arts Gifts and the lovely folks at Interweave Press sent me a couple extra copies. Though I have two eyes, I use them simultaneously to read, so I actually only need one copy. Thus I'm giving away the extras.
My project is a pair of groovy, shaped place mats called the Flower Power Place Mats. They're amazingly easy to make and super fun to use or, if you're the altruistic kind, give away.
They're also great stash buster projects as you can mix different prints and solids in each place mat.
This is the kind of project that makes you smile while making and the recipient smile in receiving. A real win-win situation.
So, if you'd like a chance to win one of the two copies of Quilting Arts Gifts which includes this project, scores of other fun, easy projects, and even some recipes, leave a comment at the end of this post.
I'll be back on Wednesday to announce the winners.

191 comments:

Erin said...

Love those! I'm actually looking to make some placemats in the next week, winning the pattern would be great! Thanks for the opportunity Malka!

Vanesa said...

beautiful placemats, Malka!

Kit said...

I usually buy this magazine so a free copy would be fun! :)

Thanks for a chance to win and congrats on your inclusion.

Crafty Newbie said...

Awesome! I need a something to help bash-my-stash! :)Thanks!

Christine said...

I need new placemats for my kitchen table and I love yours. I'm inspired!

Segelfliege said...

oh that looks nice!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Frog Quilter said...

I too need stash busting help.

Jan said...

Thanks for the chance to win the mag. I'm always looking for gift ideas.

Sally said...

This looks like fun! Thanks for your inspiration and the chance to win! (And I hope you got some rain yesterday!)

Cindy said...

Love the placemats! Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Sarah N. said...

I love your project! Very cute!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Brenda said...

congrats on the article. I'd be happy to give a home to your extra copy.

floribunda said...

oh, they're adorable --please pick me!

Pam said...

what a cute project, and I love that magazine. Thanks for sharing.

babiesdoc said...

the placemats are too cute, I have many things in my stash that all my nieces and nephews would love to see on a placemat

thanks

knottygnome said...

i love the placemats. very pretty! thanks for the giveaway.

knottygnome@gmail.com

Janny said...

Beautiful placemats! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

angela said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I'm not a placemat person but I LOVE these and would love to make them for my kitchen table!

Amy said...

Cute project!! Would love to win!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Always looking for gift ideas, these are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine. I would love to win a copy and if I do....will you please autograph it!
Deb

Marianne said...

Magnifiques napperons, meilleures salutations de Suisse

diana said...

What? Of course I would :) Could I have it signed too? :)

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Love those placemats. Super cute. The magazine looks fun and it would be delightful to win. :) Thanks for the chance!

Remembrances said...

LOVE the Flower Power placemats! I would enjoy reading the magazine, as I have never (GASP!) seen it before! It appears to have a lot of interesting projects and I could certainly use some stash busters! LOL

tutto a posto said...

I love the placemats and would love to win the magazine!

Donna said...

I love these - how cute would they be for a girls birthday tea party? or on a picnic bench with a big family gathering... thanks for the inspiration - again. :-)

Anonymous said...

gosh that looks like fun. I have three little girls who would have all sorts of fun with a mat like that... thanks for the opportunity.
Sharon
szolondek@cox.net

Lynn said...

Any stash busting I can do is helpful and your placemats look great!

Harley Dee said...

I love those mats!! They are too cute!

Mary said...

Had those favorited in flickr a few days ago! Would LOVE to win the directions to them. :)

mary (dot) maul (at) gmail (dot) com

alli b said...

very cool placemats. I can see these being perfect for a friend who has twins who are super messy eaters :)
thanks for the giveaway!
alli b

Kelly O. said...

congrats on being published yet again!

Ramona Burke said...

what CUTE placemats!

Michele said...

They are so cute!

Cathy said...

I love them, very different design and I have made a lot of placement over the years. I would love to win the pattern and the mags.

thanks
cathy

Maria said...

Please pick me!!! Love your placemates and the magasine looks so interesting! Maria from Denmark

GerryART said...

Malka, you know how much we love any project you create.
Placemats/tabletopps are the very best projects of all. They're versatile, quick and easy to complete, so satisfying.

Congrats on another published article.

hugs

Poppyprint said...

Oh! I love these placemats Malka and I had heard the mag was out, but I haven't seen it yet here. I'd love to win a copy and get a start on some Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing.

Kerry said...

Love that shape and the spiraling quilting- we never get that mag in the UK so would be great to win!

bluesquarequilting said...

Great idea to use up scraps !

HollyM said...

I love the place mats. It's always your fabric that really makes them unique though. I'd love to win the magazine too.
Thanks!

gill said...

Malka I would love to win a copy - if only to be able to make a set of place mats!!

Rocio said...

Those placemats are so sweet... and the colors you chose are lovely!
It would be great to get a copy of the magazine.

Josée said...

I love those magazines from Interweave. Such a great inspiration. Cute placemats!

aliceart said...

Love it! Those placemats look fun! And could you please, please make your fabric come out faster!!!

Jacey said...

I know a couple of friends that would love a set of fun placemats. Thanks for sharing, Malka!

Ethne said...

Oh what great placemats - I love them - so much more fun that the basic rectangle - well done

Jenny said...

I've seen this magazine, but have never actually bought it. I'd love to win a copy!

Linen and Tulle said...

I love your projects. I can always tell which are yours.

sally said...

What a great project. I love the shape and all the possibilities that could be done with the fabric.

carol said...

I saw this magazine yesterday and resisted-maybe I'll just win it! Wouldn't that be great!?

Tricia said...

so cute!

Judith said...

Oh yes please enter me into your giveaway for a magazine.It will have a good home here and be shared with our little sewing group, which is called the cake club for obvious reasons. Cake and sewing that's what we do.

deanna7trees said...

love the place mats. would love to win.
thanks.

Teri said...

Love the placemats, so much better than a rectangular shape. I would love to win a magazine. Thanks.

Teri said...

Love the placemats, so much better than a rectangular shape. I would love to win a magazine. Thanks.

Teresa said...

Hi:
I never saw a round placemat before and I can say that they are amazing.
I would love to win a magazine. Thanks

susan said...

oooh i want in!! i love this mag and your project

diane said...

what a perfect mug rug. I love it and would love to win the magazine, too.

Barb said...

Those are the cutest placemats I have seen!! I would love to make a set for me and my best friend and the girl down the street and our pastor's wife and for a house warming gift and for a hostess gift......

Spontaneous Threads said...

I'd love to get a magazine full of fun and creative ideas and perhaps a little flower mojo!!! Thanks!

gatheredthreads said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity.

Susan said...

Those placemats look like fun!

Jopsy said...

me me me! i'm tired out after teaching all day-this is all i can think of to say!

Megan said...

So cute! Love anything that is a good stash-buster - plus the mats are so sweet.

karen serna said...

congrats on the article! and thanks for the chance to win!

folksmith said...

sure hope i win, however, if i don't i will be sure to pick up that magazine ASAP. thanks for the chance!

bwilliams said...

would love a copy...bee-u-t-full place mats...if I don'twin ihope I ca find a copy...thanks for the inspiration

Amy said...

Love the placemats! Thank you for the opportunity!

jackie said...

these are so cute! Thank you for a chance to win the magazine and congrats on your publication :)

Mello said...

Saw the Pics on Flickr and tried to figure out how you made them - would be great to win the magazine, esp. as I can't buy it in Germany!

Estela said...

You cracked me up, thanks for sharing the extra copies. Your flowers look great!

Esther said...

Those are awesome! I love the colors you chose!!

Gunilla said...

Hi! Those placematswould look good on my new kitchentable, made from my grandmother's old livingroom floor, 150 yrs old...thanks for the opportunity to win! Gunilla

Marilee said...

Love them! I have been looking to buy this magazine and haven't found it yet.

jeanne e. said...

congrats on having your project in the magazine! i love it too... thanks for the chance to win.

SoSarahSews said...

What a cute project! Good job and congrats!

Rosa said...

That placemaats are very cool!!

janae king said...

I love your projects and fabrics! You are so talented, and I would love to get the magazine. CANT WAIT until I can buy your fabrics thru Moda.

Sarah said...

I look forward to getting that mag every year.

aussiequilter said...

I just love,love,love your placemats ! Oh boy would I also love a copy of this magazine as it's not available where I live.Thanks for this great chance to win cheers Teri

Bellgirl said...

Lovely! It's spring here and I can imagine some flower power placemats for the outdoor table!

Joyce said...

Congrats on getting your project in and thanks for the giveaway. I like that magazine and love to make placemats that fit on my round table.

Jo said...

Oh I love the placemats! That would so solve Christmas for so many people in my family! Winning the mags would be great!

Mims said...

the placemats are super cute, thanks for the giveaway!

Pla said...

The magazine would be so awesome to win! I could use some cute placements on my new (to me) dining room table!! (My son and I have been eating off a card table for a year and a half!) And I've been thinking about gift making for the holiday season...

Quiltjane said...

Fantastic project. I would love to win a copy of this magazine. I also have just acquired your new 'A stitch in Colour' and love it.

Quiltjane said...

Fantastic project. I would love to win a copy of this magazine. I also have just acquired your new 'A stitch in Colour' and love it.

Linda Robertus said...

Love your placemats - thanks for the giveaway!

crazylegs said...

Cute, cute!

Jess said...

Gorgeous!

Diane said...

Love the placemats and the fabric!

April Mae said...

I'd love to have one of the magazines!

The placemat would be a great benifit to all the others that my quilting guild is making to give out to everyone who recieves meals on wheels in our area.

Hopefully I can get lucky.

What Comes Next? said...

those are fabulous placemats! I always love the Gifts edition, so even if I don't win one, I'll still be buying, but thanks for the chance!

Debbie said...

Love your placemats, Malka. Very different. That's what I like about your designs. Thanks for counting me in.

Jenny said...

what darling placemats...we would love those at our house.

Barbara said...

Your work is always so beautiful. I'd love to win this magazine.

Yan Hong Lowson said...

Altruistic? English is not my first language and I'm not sure what altruistic means, but if liking the placements means one is altruistic, then I must be! Your placements make me laugh out loud, they're so "happy-making!"

terryvc said...

Another of your projects I can't wait to make! I can't resist your yummy colors and improvisational techniques. You made me come back to quilting!

Phoebe said...

I'd like a magazine. Please and thank you.

By the way, my verification word is "blings". I love that.

mali said...

The aging hippie in me loves the flower power placemats - I can see myself making some of those for my crew.

NancyinSTL said...

I just recently designed and made my first set of place mats ever. It was so much fun to finish something so quickly. I'd love to make a set using your design. They are too cute!!!

nima said...

That's so nice of you Malka...i love your placemat too...please add me for the draw...i would love to make tha placemat. thank you

Susanne said...

These place mats are lovely! I am curious how they are made.
Susanne

Katarina said...

Wow! I'd love to win! I would surely try your project. Love your style. Thanks for the chance to win :o)

Violetsrose said...

Yes please! I'd love to win!!

daisy said...

the placemats are so funky and would be great chrissy presents - I'd love one of those magazines - thanks

hueisei said...

Lovely! Please pick me, please.

Laura said...

Love those placemats! Well done!

trixi said...

would love the chance to win your mag... looks like lots of fun projects!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! Count me in too!

whimbrella said...

Your placemats are an awesome way to add some sunshine to a dreary day. Too cute!

sugarcreekstuff said...

Yay! I love the Quilting Arts gift mags. The placemats are beautiful.

tropicslady said...

Wow, those ARE really groovy place mats!

Deb

patty a. said...

Those placemats are darling! So nice of you to give away your extra copies. Thanks!

Kate M said...

Congrats on being published again...and love the mats! (Is that a mug print? Very cute!) Would love to be the lucky winner...and thanks for the drawing!

Anonymous said...

great placemats would be perfect stocking stuffers for christmas

Peaceful Piecer said...

Love the placemats. Thanks for a chance to win!

Mrs Yoastie said...

Lovely placemats. I need to finish some placemats for my mother. Who knows I might manage it for Christmas.

sewfunbymonique said...

I love the placemats & that magazine, hope to win!!

NancyA said...

Love your placements! Looks like a great issue--I'd love to win it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I want to make this project. I'm ok with buying the magazine. I want to make sure I get it! Love love love this.

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on having your gorgeous placemats included in this great magazine! I love the shapes, love the colors, LOVE the quilting!

Kelly said...

Those placemats are so cute!! I'd like to make a few for my granddaughter!!
oshnpashn at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ann said...

I've been wanting to put my tired, old placemats to rest. Yours are so bright and colorful! Would love to win a copy of the magazine!

Diane said...

The placemats are really cute! I would love to win a magazine to find out how to make them. Enter me please.

Rachael said...

These placemats would make great gifts, and it'd help me practice sewing on bias for the curves :)

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Brooke said...

Well, you super groovy girl. This is a neat-o give away! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

I adore this magazine!! Congratulations on having your flower power featured in it!! And yes, I'd love one of the magazines for my own!

PaigeAlaine said...

Love your placemat design and thanks for offering an opportunity to win the magazine/pattern!

Corinne said...

Yes, Malka...I would LOVE to win one of the magazine copies!! Interweave Press is the "top of the heap" in handiwork publications, and I can certainly understand why they would ask YOU to contribute! Thank you for entering me in the drawing...!

Jovanna said...

Mats have a way of brightening up the dark corners of any room. :-)

Heather A said...

I'm a beginner sewer/quilter and would LOVE to explore the ideas in this magazine!

Jodaleesa said...

New follower. Love your quilts!

sue said...

Love the placements!

Garilyn said...

Love the placemats. I've not tried curves edges yet. Seems like a nice small project to try them on! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa E said...

I love the placemats. Such an original design.

John said...

Love your place mats, Malka! I'd love to win a copy of this mag. Thanks for the generous giveaway! PS. I've started cutting into some of your fabrics, and I'm having so much fun. Congrats on the awesome line!

Penny Schine Gold said...

Would love the magazine--I like to make placemats for myself and for others.

Caroline said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

Miranda said...

Cute placemats! Congrats on being featured in the magazine. And thanks for a great giveaway :)

Rineke said...

Just started quilting (and love it!), so I would like this beautifull magazine. Thanks for this chance.

Krystalmuller said...

Love the placemats, reminds me of childhood!

bea langeweg said...

Hello

Love the magazines
Have bought some over the years .
They have great ideas and are a inspiration for any creative person.

Bea from Canada

Diana said...

Ooo, I love these special issues! Beautiful placemats and congratulations on your inclusion.

myredbike said...

Very cute placemats, I'm sure my daughter would love one! I'd love to win a copy of the magazine for both your pattern and the fact that my friend Cynthia's birds are on the cover!

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking some holiday gifts are in order!

Laura said...

Winning a free copy of this magazine will be the only way I end up with it--at $14.95 it's just too pricey for me, even though it has great projects in it. Love your placemats, they'd make wonderful gifts.

LynneP said...

I would love to win the magazine and put some scraps to good use.

Sheryll said...

as always your fresh colors inspire!
sheryll

Karen said...

I would love to win a copy of th emagazine. Thankyou for the opportunity!

Allison C said...

Love the placemats!

Julie said...

Love them! Love the magazine too!

Lindsey said...

I'd love to win!!

Keri said...

Love this magazine! Have been buying the gift issue yearly! Thanks for the chance to win! (and I love your book by the way....is soooo inspiring! I look at a lot of books, but I had to buy yours!)

Eight from Three said...

I'd love to win your place mats and with the pattern in the magazine I can sew up four more for my family. Thanks

Charlotte said...

I'd love to win this magazine!! Looks like it'd have tons of good ideas in it!! :)

Mitzi said...

Hi Malka
I would love this magazine I never seen this one before. It must be a great feeling that you made your hobby into a career.
I emailed you not to long ago about your book, I ordered and received it. I love Nate's quilt, and I am not even a quilt lover! But your quilting designs are beatiful.
The flower power place mats would be perfect in my retro style (outdoor) kitchen. Please sign my copy if I win!

Beth said...

I'm a fan of this magazine, but it's not always in my budget. Thanks for the chance to win a copy, and congratulations on being featured.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

The Junk-It Folk said...

These are just adorable! Great idea! Thanks for the give-away!

Janna said...

Adorable!!! I'd love to win:) I found you from filminthefridge.com

Lily said...

Hi Malka! I love your Fresh Quilting book, and in fact, I just blogged today about the Whirlygig quilt I finished recently for my son to take to college. Take a look at http://www.bordeauxbound.com/ (I cited your blog and book!) I love your projects and these placemats are great. Thanks so much for your playful designs! Lily.

trudys_person said...

I love the placemats! If I don't win the magazine I'll be looking for it at the local magazine store ... Congratulations on the fabric line! I'll be looking for that too, as soon as it come out. Thank you for the giveaway!

Linda said...

Love them! Want to make some squarish roundish place mats for my kitchen...

purduepam said...

Always love a giveaway.

Pamela Nees said...

Just discovered your blog and LOVE your photograph of the bold quilt over the old barn! Beautiful!

Also, those placemats are extremely cute. Thanks for offering the giveaway of the magazine...and for the inspiration!

sewfrench.com said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Pattij said...

I LOVE these placemats!
Evin5 at aol dot com

Fi said...

Ooh groovy. I think they are fabulous and would be fun to make.

pbach1 said...

tee-hee! i was in high school in the 1970's when "flower power" was going full-tilt. would love to win a copy of this mag -- with your pattern to remind me of those days.

Marci Girl said...

Your place mats are uber cute! Would love to win a copy of this magazine!

Theresa said...

Looks like a fun magazine and project! Thanks.

Kristy said...

Very nice! Thank you! :)

Diane said...

I just moved across country to Eugene, Oregon. We bought a round table at the Amish store. Those placemats would look great on my new table. Thanks for the lovely gesture!

Itty Bitty said...

Ooh I would love this! Beautiful!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Congrats on being in the magazine. Your project would make a great gift!

Kathryn said...

I would love to make these placemats! Great giveaway!

Marianne said...

Hope I'm not too late to enter the giveaway! Cute placemats and love the mag.

Lee said...

Congratulations on your project! how wonderful! thank you for a lovely giveaway! I would love to win this!

lundo said...

I LOve the placemats! So much fun!!

terrieannie said...

This fun project caught my eye while thumbing through the magazine last week and I immediately recognized your style!
Would love to own the magazine but need to save up my mild money first. Wouldn't it be great if one of these magazines found its way to my mailbox? I'd use the saved money for fabric... since I have so little (ha!)

Karen P. said...

those are the cutest placemats I've ever seen! I'd definitely want to make some!

Verna G said...

Love magazines and would be extra special to win one !

71square said...

The placemats are soooo cute but I can't wait to try the cuffs!

Verna G said...

Would love to win that magazine!The placemats are gorgeous!

Verna G said...

Would love to win a magazine. The placemats are gorgeous!

em's scrapbag said...

Looks full of fun ideas. Would love a chance to win.

Gabriela said...

Great placemats!Thanks for your generous gift!

Elaine Christensen said...

i am just so excited about these Flower Power Place Mats! so different and so cheery! who knows, if i dont win, i just might have to buy this mag. thanks, eleaine

internette said...

WOw I love em. I also have to say I love your fabric on that tote bag. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for it. Your such an inspiration.