Thursday, February 16, 2012

Two Weeks, Two Giveaways

I wasn't planning on doing a giveaway so soon after the one last week, but the opportunity presented itself. And then it inspired a project...sort of. So, another giveaway it is.
Before I get to that though, I want to tell you a little about the project and how you might apply it to the giveaway item should you be the winner.
Brief digression: I took these shots at a local thrift store that I've mentioned here before, Pieces of the Past. It's on Burnet road, just a bit south of Koenig lane. The place is jam packed with treasures, but don't bump into anything because it's also a house of cards.
Anyway, back to the subject at hand, the pillow. The top is made from some charm squares of a stitch in color and a grey cotton. I modified my windows sewing machine cover block from my book to accommodate the larger charm squares.
 I then quilted the top using squiggly(technical term) lines along the diagonal. I didn't plan this out, but as luck would have it, the diagonal squigglies look remarkably like a miniature version of the windows pattern. Kismet.
I crafted a zippered opening using a Denyse Schmidt cotton that she apparently sells at Joann's. Who knew? Then I bound the edges as I would a quilt and, voila, fabulous pillow for my sofa.
So, are you all assuming that the giveaway item, which, by the way, is being donated by the super-lovely Tammy at Marmalade Fabric, is a charm pack of my a stitch in color collection? Well, if you've made that assumption you're...wrong. The giveaway prize is even better because the fabric pieces are bigger and bigger is always better when you're talking fabric.
Tammy is giving away this:
This, my dear readers, is a layer cake. That means the squares are 10" x 10".  If you used the same concept I used on the pillow with these squares, adjusting the size of the solid strips accordingly, you could easily make a large quilt lickety split. You don't have to, of course, but I'm planning to.
You want it don't you? Well, then you know what to do.

Also, if you're local, please come by Sew Much More on Anderson Lane this Friday from 6-8pm for my reception/book signing celebrating my fabric line as well as my book. I will be there signing and schmoozing and will return the following morning to give a seminar on utilizing color and pattern.

AND, I'm not done, if you are on the Austin Marathon/ Half Marathon route this Sunday morning, please come out and cheer for the runners. Believe it or not, we really appreciate it.

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mjb said...

I'd love to play with this! I just got some yardage in the mail yesterday and the texture of the prints is great.

Bobbi said...

I live on the marathon route... Chauncey and I will be out there cheering! GO RUNNERS!

Man oh man... I would LOVE to have a layer cake of your new fabric. :)

piece peace said...

Being in NC, I will have to cheer on the runners from afar. I just finished my first 5K last weekend. I am a novice runner. I would adore a layer cake of your fabrics.

Carolyn S. said...

Gorgeous fabrics! Would love to make a quilt from these.

Verena said...

Unfortunately I cannot cheer you on the run as I live too far away but as I am a runner myself I know how nice it is to have lots of people on the track, especially for the last miles!

Thanks for the chance to win, I really love your new fabric line!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

What gorgeous fabric you make, Malka. Best to you as you run thru the prettiest city in Texas, I've been told and believe. I flew over one day low enough to see the huge preponderance of trees; Austin reminded me of my home Berkeley, CA where the trees reach for the sun and some make it !~!

Cristin said...

oooh looks like a fabulous vintage store! Great photos, and LOVE the pillow! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Aunt Marti said...

You are SO right, Maria! A quilt from this layer cake would be wonderful -- and fast. Run like the wind, I'll be thinking of you. Look for my nephew and great-niece!

Geny said...

Oh, it's so pretty!
Thank you for the chance to win!

Netta said...

Too much snow and ice for running where I am but lots of time for sewing. Would love some of your fabric. The colors are fantastic.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'll cheer you on from afar:)

I'd love to win some of your gorgeous fabric!

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful fabric - it would be great to play with. happy running.

Suzanne said...

Thanks for offering another giveaway so soon! The fabric is gorgeous and I'd love to work with it! Good luck to all the runners (I'm too many states away to come to the race).

Sharon said...

Love your new line, great colors. I used a charm pack to make a stacked coin quilt which was a big hit and similar to your pillow!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46563412@N06/6749307859/in/photostream

Thanks for the chance to make a larger one!

Brenda said...

yum-mee! I'd love to play with your fabrics. good luck in the run!

Gill said...

I love your new line Malka! but as I'm in the UK I will cheer you on from here!

lindaroo said...

I've seen a stitch in color in three local stores! I'd love to win this collection!

SuzyMcQ said...

It's so cold and dreary, I would love to win this to brighten up my day! Week! Month!

JanetK said...

I have yet to lay my hands or eyes on "stitch in color" in person - boy would I love to win this cake! Thanks!

Purple66p said...

We'll be cheering along the runners! My son will be working a water station. Pillow is lovely!

Molly said...

Such pretty fabrics! Love the pillow!

danih03 said...

I would seriously love to have this layer cake !!

mek said...

Oh, I am crossing my fingers to be chosen, as my local shops don't carry anything nearly this modern! And I love this fabric!

Tiff Blakey said...

I'm loving the colors in this line!

Anonymous said...

Love, love , love it! Pick me! Cathy W

Peggy said...

Hi Malka - I was just drooling over the same layer cake at HoneyBee Quilt Shop but didn't have the money to buy it! So, pick me! When my hubby used to run the Austin marathon, I'd stand on the side of road and hand out orange slices to the runners. It was so fun!! I hope this crazy weather cooperates for the run.

Jo said...

really cool layer cake - your stuff is SO INSPIRING!!! Would love to play with them - can't make it to Austin this weekend - but will be cheering the runners in my thoughts!!

Jane said...

I'd like to win this because 1) It's gorgeous, and 2) I apparently can't cut anything straight, so some pre-cut squares would be welcome right now!

sharon said...

Beautious fabric, I love your choices for patterns and colours. Your fabrics and designs are a blast to work with! Thank you for having a give away and good luck in the run.

Annie said...

I'll be cheering the runners on from my couch! What a lovely layer cake, thanks for the chance to win it!

Lynn said...

Love the pillow and the giveaway....This weekend I'll be cheering you on from NYC!

Kathy said...

Love the bold colors. I'm sure I'd come up with something awesome to make with this!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I saw your fabric at the Attic window Quilt Shop and fell in love with it. I love your bold colors and had to buy something of everything they had in the line. Can't wait to start sewing.

trudys_person said...

I love your colours! I would love to win a layer cake of your fabric. My favourites are the orange/red prints - awesome combo! Thank you for the giveaway!

Kate M said...

Oooh! Delicious fabric! A layer cake would be a lot of fun and I have a pillow I'd like to make!

Esch House Quilts said...

A Stitch in Color layer cake would be so much fun! I love the great variety of prints you designed.

retstickan said...

Have a nnice time running and thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous fabrics.

alli b said...

I love the fabric in layer cake size. amazing! thanks for another generous giveaway.

Jane said...

These fabrics are fabulous. I would love the chance to work with them. :)

Erin said...

How fun! I do like fast and easy! Have a great race, I'll be cheering you on from Oregon!

tutto a posto said...

I would love the squares! I love this particular fabric in your line. I tried to purchase some yardage a few weeks ago, but did not think I could make the selection they had work. I love this though@

Marg M said...

This would b so great to win. Good luck with the run will be cheering from down under

aaron said...

This would be great for my first quilt!!! have a great race!

Tong said...

Gorgeous, I just love the vibrant colours! Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

love this!! thanks for the giveaway

stitchinpenny said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Your work is so bright and inspiring.

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

Good luck on the run! I'm super impressed - running was never my forte...(is that how you spell it?)

What a gorgeous layer cake!

The pillow is adorable and I love the quilting!

Kit Lang said...

Woohoo! Who wouldn't want a chance to win? Looks lovely. :P

Venus de Hilo said...

Would love to create something with these fabrics! Don't usually go for precuts, but can't resist a chance at these lovelies. Thanks!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Good luck to all the runners and thanks for a chance to win some of your lovely fabric.

Emily said...

I would so love a layer cake of your fabrics. My local quilt shop doesn't sell the line :-(

Rebecca said...

Ooooh! Love that pillow! Thanks for the chance!

Margaret said...

I would love to give this cake a home. Pick me! Thanks for the give away.

Eight from Three said...

With fabric , "bigger certainly is better". Thanks Milka and Tammy for the chance in this giveaway.

Jennifer said...

Have some of the line from the local quilt shop - but would love to have more!

Julie said...

keawesome~! Good luck on the run!

Deb said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love your fabrics!

Katie said...

PICK ME PICK ME!!!! and your pillows are GORGEOUS. . . they look so stunning especially in the small preview photo on my blogger dashboard!

Barbara said...

I love your fabric...ooh a layer cake would be great. Have a wonderful weekend, for it sounds great.

Aliceart said...

Woweee! Still waiting to find this so I would be so very thrilled to win. How wonderful that your fabric is so popular!

Kelly O. said...

oh my! i certainly would make a fantastic quilt with this! crossing my fingers!

sallgood said...

I would LOVE to sew up something FUN with your great CAKE!!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I would love to win the layer cake of your fabric. Just started playing with those colors and love them. Good luck runners!

Naomi said...

I love the way the blocks in that pillow are staggered! Very eye catching!

I would love to win the layer cake, pick me, pick me!

Oops-Lah said...

Me too, I would love a layer cake of your yummy fabric. Good luck on Sunday!

Lily said...

I love your fabric!

Claire Jain said...

Yay for running :-) My neighbor's running the full, and I'm already so proud of her. Thanks for the head's up about Pieces of the Past. I'm looking to score a mid century modern buffet without breaking the bank. I'll have to check it out!

folksmith said...

love your fabric. great design

Anya said...

Love the fabric! Thanks for the fun giveaway! And good luck on the marathon!! The only two marathons I've ever run were in Texas....sadly not in Austin however. Maybe I should make Austin's my third???

Nicole G said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love your fabric and your pillow. The photo setting is great too.

Leisurely Lesley said...

Thank you for this opportunity. You have done so well with your fabrics and books. I love your taste.

DianeY said...

Love layer cakes-sometimes the charms are just a little too small! But your pillow is gorgeous!

amye said...

ohlala! i would love a layer cake. i already have the charm pack and am constantly pondering my options....for now my little boys like to put the pieces on my design wall and talk about their favorites :) and i am going to check out more info on your sew much more gig...sounds super fun. xo

Lori said...

i love this line! a layer cake would be wonderful.

Amanda said...

Oh man, your fabric is the neatest stuff, and I'd totally dig a chance to play with more of it.

Lisa said...

What a great prize! I hope I'm lucky! Love your work.

Michelle C said...

Want! I've been haunting my local fabric shops, hoping that I'll find some Stitch In Color in the wild.... I'm almost desperate enough to overcome my allergy to credit cards and order online. Winning this would be so much easier on my psyche....

Kathy said...

I LOVE this fabric collection!

shelia said...

oh my love these colors!!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

I've been trying to find some of the fabric in the Des Moines area to no avail. Would love, love, LOVE to be inspired by this beautiful fabric!

Kristi said...

Wonderful layercake and beautiful pillow...too cute!

Michele Pacey said...

wow. now that would be a cool quilt! count me in!

Diane said...

Pick me! pick me!!! i am in love with this line of fabrics! I have a skirt pattern that requires a layer cake ... would be thrilled to win :) thanks for the chance.

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh what an amazingly generous giveaway! Maybe today is my lucky day? Thank you! (Gosh, these word verifications are getting hard to read!!!!!!)

Jane S. said...

That fabric is so fun! Thank you for the generous giveaway. :)

Sharon said...

Yeah, you know I want it! I love your fabrics! I did find some yardage in Portland a couple of weeks ago, but they only had a few of the fabrics. So, please put me in the drawing too! Thanks for the opportunity!

PiaEjby said...

Would love to win :-)

Ethne said...

Treat each step you take on your marathon journey on Sunday, as a major success. I hope you achieve your personal best and have a great time with many like minded amazing people, many of which will be raising funds for charities and good causes - blessings to you all.

Your fabrics are amazing and I'd love to use these along with Jenny's new curved ruler to create a Urban Birthday quilt, it would be a real stunner with these fabrics and some lush contrasting solids

Cindy said...

oh! oh! pick me! pick me!
What a fab give away. The winner will be so pleased! Thanks, Malka!

Jacky said...

I'd love to go in the draw for these gorgeous, vibrant fabrics...I can just imagine whiling away my weekends this coming winter with these stunning brights. Keeping winter at bay.

Jacky xox

diana said...

I looove your fabrics. All of them! And I waaaaaant them all :D

Judith said...

GOOD LUCK in the race. Please enter me into your great giveaway. I have never had a layer cake before. Thanks for the chance.

Katrin said...

I really like the bright colours of this line. Thanks!

Susanne said...

Your bright colors look lovely on the grey background :) love it!
Susanne

Helene said...

do I want it? you bet I do! I love your cushion covers too!

Janny said...

I would love to make a quilt of these beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

Louanne said...

That shop looks like a wonderful addition to your neighbourhood - I purchased a charm pack of your new line - but a layer cake would definitely increase the possibilities! Thanks for the opportunity!

Nicole said...

That is a super cute pillow! I love how you adapted the sewing machine pattern to fit the charms. Great idea!

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Margaret said...

Ooooooooo, count me in on the giveaway. Good luck with your run--it must be nice to have roads that aren't snow covered in February! Good luck.

Mary said...

Those fabrics look great. I haven't seen them anywhere local yet, and I'm trying to use what I have...but they are tempting,very tempting.

BeeSewSweet said...

Oh I would love to win this! Your fabric line is so fun and vibrant. Thanks for the chance.

Ellyn said...

what a fabulous giveaway! & I love the way the fabrics pop off of the gray solid. Would love to be a winner!

Jen said...

Wonderful project! I'd love to be the winner. Good luck in the marathon this weekend. :)

Pattij said...

I would so love to have this layer cake!! I adore your stuff!
Evin5 at aol dot com

Rita said...

Oooh, I'm itching to get my hands on some of your fabric!

Rita said...

Oooh, I'm itching to get my hands on some of your fabric!

hueisei said...

I loves the colors of the fabrics. So pretty!

Elsa said...

Oh, the colors are so wonderful.
Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Have a great run on Sunday! Go runners!

Spontaneous Threads said...

That would be a real treat!!! The pillow is gorgeous, thanks for the giveaway .

zarina said...

The top fabric is printed? it looks like a pillow cover - all quilted.

Kat said...

Pick me! :-)
Your fabrics are wonderful and I'd love to make a quilt from them.

Sharon T said...

I would love to win the layer cake! Good luck in your run!

Katherine said...

Best wishes with the marathon this weekend!

Your fabrics are so gorgeous and Marmalade Fabrics is so generous to be giving us the chance to win some. Thank you both!

Beth J said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Crafty Newbie said...

Your pillow is gorgeous! I totally wish I lived closer! :) The colors are so fun! Thank you!

Sharon said...

Yes, please and thank you!

Erin said...

How lovely! Those colors just pop. If I lived closer, I'd come by! Thanks for the giveaway!

Barb said...

Oh how I would love to come and meet you in person. Your blog has inspired me to quilt more.

buddhabear said...

I would love to win the layer cake! I need to make a new quilt for my bedroom and your fabrics are beautiful!

jan said...

At a retreat last weekend, on of the quilters had a whole bolt! It was gorgeous! I would live to play with a layer cake!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Malka. Always enjoy dropping by your colorful blog. Your fabric line is lovely as is the gray pillow.
best, nadia

patty a. said...

A layer cake! Wow what a great prize! Good luck with your run.

Laura said...

Thank you for a chance to win and good luck!

Jules said...

thank you for the chance to win!, i love this fabric.

What Comes Next? said...

I would love to have a layer cake of this fabulous fabric - thanks for the opportunity!
Good luck with the run, I'll be cheering from afar.

Lisa E said...

The colors are fabulous. I'm a native Texas (Houston), but I live in California now. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amorette said...

of course, i would not be able to resist making a quilt out of this- just the shot of color i need for the winter greys!

Heather said...

I love this colorful line of fabric. What a great opportunity.

Eva said...

I love the pillow! And the fabric! Such great colours and patterns, really unique!

Linda said...

These are beautiful prints, and Tammy is very generous to be giving them away. Thank you for the chance to win. I wish I lived in Austin - love your city! - because I would sure be at Sew Much More!

Patricia Lessell said...

I love your cushion but I absolutely positively love your fabric even more and want it so badly and by golly by gosh I shall have it one way or another. You are amazingly gifted.

Lisa said...

Love the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny said...

thanks for the giveaway tammy and malka! these fabrics are so WOW!

Lee Anne said...

I'd love to give the new layer cake a whirl! Love your books and have tried my hand at dyeing fabrics. Thanks for sharing your glorious talents with all of us quilters!

Anonymous said...

I am so looking forward to this collection coming to the UK.
If I was there I would definately cheer you on!
Judith
judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Please put me in the draw. I love them! Julie
julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

Carol said...

I love it! I need it! I want it! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win. Your fabric is beautiful

amoy at gmail dot com

Josée G said...

So pretty. I want a quilt with these fabrics.

Donna said...

Would absolutely love the fabric and give it a good home! Thanks for the chance.

Patricia said...

I have been looking all over for your fabic!!! Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be the winner of this layer cake!!!

casey longo said...

I love it! I just ordered a layer cake of your fabric, and have so many projects planned I was about to order a second one! Good luck on your race. :)

Patti said...

I love this fabric line, so thanks for the opportunity to win the layer cake!

Jennie said...

I just love the bright colors! Count me in!

Deb said...

Good luck on the run! I am little far away to come by :)

Little Miss S. said...

Wow, a quilt looks like the best possible way to use such amazing colours. Well, that our a skirt. Good r job.

Sue said...

Ooo, wish I was local. I love me a good marathon. My daughter ran twice in the NYC marathon and once in the Denver Rock 'N Roll marathon. Really wish I was there. Here's hoping all the runners finish and beat their last time.

Also, the pillow is to die for!!! Love it.

Anonymous said...

I want it, I want it, I want it!!! It is so yummy looking and I love the colors. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

Kat (wtrstone @ aol. com)

(Sorry I have to use anonymous but blogger doesn't like my aol account lately)

Ginny said...

Wow a layer cake! Luv the colors!

momma said...

Your colors make me so happy. They remind me of my trip to India. Wishing for balmy weather and a good turn out for all the runners.

daisy and jack said...

love the pillow and would LOVE to win a layer cake of your gorgeous fabric - I'd make something out of your fresh quilting book I got a few weeks ago :) that thrift store looks fabulous as well - pity I'm in australia !

Robin noteverstill said...

I would love this layer cake!! Good luck with the marathon!

Adele said...

Love this fabric collection and would love to win. Thanks fro creating these pretties and thanks to you and Tammy for the giveaway. Have a great race!

Kimie said...

Oh the projects I could make from that!

Tam said...

ooh, a quilt sounds lovely.

Josee said...

Nice fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win.

tricotin(at)hotmail(dot)com

jeanne e. said...

i am really liking your fabric line (and if circumstances were more optimal, i would be buying a lot of it...). thanks for the chance to win a layer cake. i have some projects ideas and i think your fabric would work fabulously in them. :) good luck! know that you have a one-person cheering squad in maine...

quilter4 said...

It would be a dream come true to win this package! I LOVE your pillow!! I really want to make a quilt with this fabric. My fingers are crossed.

MG said...

Wish I could be in Austin tonight and on Sunday to cheer you on. Go, Malka!

thegoose said...

Oh, what a lovely giveaway. I agree that a quilt would be perfect.

Poppyprint said...

I have a stack of your charm packs waiting to be made into a colourful quilt...just trying to decide which solid to use for the background areas. I would love a layer cake to play with, too!! Good luck in your race this weekend. Don't think I can make my voice carry the 5000km between us.

Sandra W said...

Oh,I'd love these! I am trying to make your circle coasters, but mine don't have the wow yours do!

Erica M said...

Endless possibilities!

Sharon said...

I have your book. Would love this layer cake to use with your patterns.

Phoebe said...

Oh please please please???

Margie said...

Fingers crossed! I love your fabric line. Many thanks for the opportunity.

Unknown said...

Great fabric line Malka...would love to have it on my design board. Lyn

Kirsten N said...

Cheering all the way from Australia - love the fabrics too:)

Mims said...

i just bought a jelly roll of your fabric. it'd be a lot of fun to combine it with a layer cake!

Karen said...

I love your fabrics and would be so happy to have a chance to find these in my mailbox! Thank you to you and Tammy for the chance. I just hope I'm lucky this week!

Anna said...

These are so beautiful, thanks!

Jeannette said...

Seriously?? I would love to win the layercake of your fabric!!

JenP said...

Beautiful! Would love this!

tropicslady said...

of course I want it! can't find it in my local stores....yet!

Kathyl said...

I don't live close enough to cheer on the runners, but I'd certainly give a cheer if I received this layer cake!!

MaryAnnB said...

I have been admiring your new collection at Marmalade, would love to win this and I would easily make the quilt you suggest to be able to cuddle under the colors!! Thank you for the giveaway!

JoyceLM said...

Gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy said...

Would love to make a quilt from your fabric! Good luck on Sunday!!

Marijke van Swaaij said...

Yes, that would make a very colorful quilt, and i just looooove to combine with grey. Thanks Malka.

Brenna said...

Love these colours with grey!

Anonymous said...

Would love to get my grabby little hands on this colourful bundle of goodness:) Thank you for the give away & good luck tomorrow with the run!:)

carrie (believemagic) said...

What a wonderful giveaway - your fabrics are amazing

sonalee said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. Hope I win some fabric as international designer fabric is still unavailable in India.
Leena

elaineridley said...

Your cushion is seriously inspiring!
Good luck with the running and thanks for the chance to win!

Laura said...

Love your new pillow! I already bought fat quarters of your whole line (because I love it so!) but I would be very happy to win more. Hope your race was swift and relatively painless!!!

julie d. said...

A layer cake for dreary Oregon days! Luck be with me.

Wendy said...

Looks like such fun. thanks for the opportunity. Wendy
wenclose@gmail.com

Katie said...

This fabric would brighten the dull, gray days here!

Deb said...

I just love these bright colorful whimsical colors!! And, wow, a layer cake! Please enter me.

Sandy K. said...

I wish I was close, but I'd sure love to win this fabulous prize! What fun it would be to craft something so bright and bold!

Marilee said...

Great giveaway. I'm ready for bright. Good luck on your race.

Pam said...

i have been eyeing this fabric in a local quilt shop. this is a great prize

Tubaville Quilts said...

I love the bright colors paired with the gray! A great combo. Even if I don't win, this is one layer cake I'm going to buy!

Darcy said...

Love these prints, would have so much fun playing with a layer cake! Hope the run went well :-)

Blythe said...

What a generous give away! So many possibilities! Beautiful beautiful fabric!

Sarah said...

Ooooh I love cake!

Neza said...

Wow, I had lots of real cake this weekend, so some fabric cake would be great now!
How did the marathon go?

amanda said...

I would love to win this. I'm in the process of finding a quilt design to use on my five and three year old's bunk beds with your fabric. The layer cake would allow me to also make some extra cushions.

Shammickite said...

I see there are 199 comments so far.... perhaps number 200 will be lucky for me!

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