Fabric Odds and Ends for the Last Night of Chanukah Giveaway

>> Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm going to post this a little early since I have an early Shabbat dinner to attend and Chanukah does start early, given the short days and early nights of winter. I'm going to keep this giveaway and the scarf (click here or scroll down) giveaway open until Monday because a) I should be writing a paper all weekend and not paying attention to anything else and b) I figure this opens the giveaways to more people.

This last giveaway consists of an assortment of fabric odds and ends from the quilts I've made over the past few months. Most of them are less than a fat quarter but some are almost a quarter yard of fabric, or a decently thick strip. This package might include some of the following, plus some smaller scraps:

Some, like the top 2 pictured, were used in Beth and Harley's chuppah. Others, like the bottom, found their way into several aprons I made last spring and summer.

I realized that I bought, at different times, months and years apart, three fabrics of similarly colored stripiness -- shades of blue, yellow, and white, with either a dark brown or black. sometimes the stripes are sharp and straight, other times wavy and watercolory.

Some other fun fabrics from my collection will find their way into the winner's package.

To win, these fabrics below, comment with an idea or link to a quilt (pattern) you really like. I'm going to be making loads of baby quilts soon (lots! But none for me, lest you have any silly ideas about the current trajectory of my life. But many, for several wonderful friends and their already-here or sort-of-soon-to-arrive children), so I'd love some inspiration and fun ideas. You can point me to a blog, a pattern maker, a flickr image....whatever you think might be cool to make.

Plus...one extra entry if you blog about the giveaway and link to it.

This giveaway is open until Monday and open to international commenters. The random number generator will probably pick the winner unless one of your comments mesmerizes me so I have to pick you. Mesmerization techniques will remain undisclosed, though creativity is always appreciated.


Anonymous December 18, 2009 at 4:29 PM  

http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/10/tutorial.html I think this (one of the winners of the scrap buster month on Sewmamasew) would make a wonderful baby quilt. I am very new to quilting but I like to do baby quilts that are a little grown up looking. There are so many adorable prints out there for baby but I found that after my daughter was born the overwhelming ammount of cuteness (and bunnies and puppies and such) got kind of wearing after a while.

Grace December 18, 2009 at 4:48 PM  


The quilts of Gees Bend are always pretty!

Brooke December 18, 2009 at 5:26 PM  

I just love this quilt that I came across during the sewmamasew giveaway... http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/12/raw-edge-circle-quilt-tutorial.html

I think I am going to make one for my son eventually!

Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls December 18, 2009 at 5:52 PM  

Good luck on that paper you need to write this weekend :)
I am a big knitter...so I would like to make a place (with fabric) that I can put all my different sizes of needles that way everything can be in ONE place. I don't have a pattern as of right now...I think I will start looking at the new year.

Micki December 18, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

Here is a free baby quilt pattern site: http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/QuiltCategories/FreeBabyQuiltPatterns.htm


Anya December 18, 2009 at 7:51 PM  

There are a lot of neat patterns out there -- here's one I like


Thanks for the chance.

Margaret December 18, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

A neat one I found while looking for images: http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/the-little-elephant-baby-quilt.html I like the simplicity of the blocks, with the detail of the elephant in the corner.

Unknown December 18, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

Chinese coins is a great quilt to make because you can make out of your scrap bins. I am about to start one using red tp pink , creamy golds, green and blues . I have sorted all of my scraps into 2.5 x 5 inches strips and will put them together randomly. I am hoping it will be very quick and easy.

Carla December 18, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

What if you make a baby rag quilt in soft pink or color of choice. It will be nice and soft for baby and quick to put together. You can use 5" square blocks. I hope this helps. :o)

free indeed December 19, 2009 at 2:29 PM  

Here's a link to a quilt that uses 9 fqs...seems those collect in my sewing room: http://buttonberry.typepad.com/photos/tutorial/jan_007.html done in baby colors would be very pretty.

Denise December 19, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

As I have never attemptd to quilt(yet;) I can't say how easy these quilts would be. However, I really like these ideas(might even give it a go myself:) Several of these tutorials stood out to me, but I especially like the Funky Wonderland and the Magic Baby quilts. http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com.
Merry Christmas & Happy Chanukah!

hands_of_gold December 20, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

i always like designing my own quilts -
either an idea that i draw up
or something pertaining to the person i'll be making it for --
or their parents!

i do like this quilt...
you could use colors you like,
then applique a 'creature of your choice'
it's not too 'babyish'
so the child can 'grow' with the quilt!

i'd love to win!

emtdlb December 21, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

I don't really have a cool link for quilts, what I like to use is from the library. Lap quilting by Georgia Bonsteel has some really great tips and patterns. She has other books as well and they all have great stuff as well. Love the material!!!! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous December 23, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

I am doing my first Irish Chain quilt in January. Join me, won't you? I think that would be beautiful for a baby quilt in pastels...how pretty!

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