Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lot's of things to share and ... Finally!!!... the giveaway.

Hi Everyone,

Been super busy here. Our trip to Italy feels like it is sneaking up on me way too fast. I wanted to make some things for the girls (SILs and MIL) to take on the trip. I had been  promising my Dear MIL a new tote bag for summer. She loves warm tones and this Poppy fabric, by Laura Gunn, is perfect:



Then I wanted to make the Dear SILs some lingerie bags, so that the airport baggage handlers wouldn't handle our unmentionables :)



I put tiny little undies and bras on them (including lace on the top of the panties) ;P Aren't they cute??

Now the new project... Beth at Love Laugh Quilt wanted some company on a stripe project, so a few of us are playing along. This morning I thought I would take a pic of my stripes:



Then I thought I would just cut into one of them and make one block, to see how it would come out:




Oops, got a little carried away. Before I started the project I made up my mind that I wasn't going to tear my hair out if the miters didn't perfectly match up. I am glad, because they aren't perfect, but they are really cute. I think it is amazing how even the ones that I didn't think I would like came out so pretty. The rust and green fabric, I thought would be boring, but it isn't at all.



The one on the top left doesn't perfectly match in the center, but it isn't bad. The one in the lower left isn't wrong either. I am using Kaffe Fassett's Earthy Mitered Boxes (from Simple Shapes...) as an inspiration, and he has a few like this in the quilt. I am not sure if I like it, but I will make a few more... if they don't make the front they will work on the back.



See the rust and green is really nice!

Okay so now on to the important part.... I am giving away 6 coordinating fat quarters of Kitty Yoshida's newest fabric line "Brooklyn Heights". I know, it is gorgeous (perfect for a fall/winter handbag)!



You can get three entries by doing the following:

1. Leave a comment about anything you like here on my blog.
2. Blog about it on your blog.
3. Become a follower or tell me that you already are.

To get all three entries you will have to leave three seperate comments for me here. That's it... easy peasey... I will leave this open until next Wednesday (6/30) at midnight PST. Good luck!


Talk soon!

92 comments:

Karen said...

The lingerie are a great idea, especially with your added pictures. Very cute.

beth said...

oooh! I'm so excited to see your striped blocks! They look wonderful!!! Have a great trip!

beth said...

I also became a follower.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your stripes Julie! And Brooklyn Heights!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Of course I'm a follower!

Elizabeth said...

The striped blocks are gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win also.

Elizabeth said...

I'm a follower.

Jackie said...

Yay! You are making it too! You did see my Colors of Peru Quilt, right? Yours looks like it is going to be wonderful. Love stripes.

Jackie said...

You know I follow!

Sarah Craig said...

I like your striped blocks, for sure! Those are great!

Sarah Craig said...

And now I'm a follower!!

free indeed said...

Your stripe challenge is looking great! Stripes are one thing I tend to stay away from...but one of my daughter's loves them. So I have bought ONE to use inside a bag someday.
That large print fq is GORGEOUS!!!!

Meghan said...

Your striped squares look awesome!

Meghan said...

Also, I follow your blog. Love those giveaway FQs! (crossing my fingers...)

Amy B said...

Hope my strips come out that nicely :) ~Amy

RWL said...

What a great giveaway!

Jeannette said...

Oh my a trip to Itlay! I so want to go, you will have to post all about it!

Melissa said...

Wow, your stripes came out great! How fun!

Melissa said...

I follow your blog

Carly said...

Love that fabric! Thanks for the chance!

Michele said...

I love your stripe blocks! They're very striking.

Carly said...

New follower! :)

The One and Only said...

The best thing I like about your blog, as of right now, this very minute, is I just read you live in SSF!! Hello, born and raised in Daly City!! Now I'm going to really have to look through your blog and get to know you!!!

Needled Mom said...

I love those stripes. I have always wanted to use stripes in a pattern like that.

Needled Mom said...

I am now following you.

two hippos said...

I love those striped blocks!

shelia said...

Oh gosh...thanks for the chance!
And you "unmentionable" bags...are darling :)

Katie B. said...

Love the striped blocks!

Bridget B said...

your bags are great and also the striped blocks.thanks for s giveaway.

Deci said...

Beautiful bags, and I love those gorgeous fall tones.

Deci said...

I blogged http://rickrackshack.blogspot.com/2010/06/fall-fabric-giveaway-at-jewels-arm.html

Doina said...

Love the striped blocks! Great giveaway!

traceyjay said...

omigoodness! All that stuff is so cute!

I've been wanting to do some mitered boxes like that... I like 'em. :)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Love the quilt blocks! Thanks for the chance to win:)

allsewnup said...

I think the lingerie bags are a super idea, who wants somebody else manhandling their undies? Brilliant!

Carolyn

allsewnup said...

I'm a new follower.

Carolyn

Peaceful Piecer said...

that fabric is yummy!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I'm a follower

Anita in Florida said...

Great striped fabric...love how the blocks came out.

traceyjay said...

Happy to be a follower. :)

James-Linda said...

NEAT GIVEAWAY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

NorahS said...

Love those fabrics! Have a great trip!

Jill said...

Love to stripes into blocks. It's amazing how you can take a fabric that seems boring or maybe even less than appealing and cut and sew it into something lovely!

Mary Lou said...

Pretty fabrics.

Bree said...

Great giveaway, and I'm loving those striped blocks!

Heather Crowe said...

I love that bag! Your stripes turned out really well too. You pick such pretty fabrics. Oh and I just adore Brooklyn Heights.

Heather Crowe said...

I follow you on Google reader.

renae said...

I just started sewing last November, so I think your mitered blocks are a-ok! :)

Patty said...

The lingerie bags a too cute and your striped blocks look great too. I've been toying with the idea of a striped quilt but haven't built up my courage yet, so you're and inspiration.

sophie said...

I love your mitered stripes–I can't wait to see what you make from those cool squares . . . and the Brooklyn Heights fabric. I agree it would make a wonderful bag.

sophie said...

And I'm already a follower of your blog.

Marcia said...

On your blog, I enjoy the way you weave a story around the projects your work on. For example, the lingerie bags and MIL bag and the stripe blocks on this post. This is cute fabric for a bag. Thanks for the giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Hollie said...

I absolutely ADORE Kitty's Brooklyn Heights line and have had so much trouble getting my hands on it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Hollie said...

I blogged about it here: http://undercovercrafter.blogspot.com/2010/06/kitty-yoshida-giveaway-so-jealous.html

Hollie said...

I also became a follower of your blog.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow this fabric is fabulous! What a great bag it would make. Thanks for including me :-)

Victoria said...

I love those mitered squares. Your giftie wolud indeed make an excellent handbag.

tong said...

love your stripped blocks, so pretty! thanks for the giveaway!

tong said...

added the giveaway link to my blog under fabrics fabrics!

Jorie said...

I have never tried using stripes like that! And I love all the great stuff you make and show on your blog, and I am especially in love with the fishy pillow you made! It looks amazing!

Jorie said...

I am a new follower :) Can't wait to see other great things you make!

Patty said...

I love the fabric on top, with the big greenish flower. Wow. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Jorie said...

I also spread the word about the giveaway on my blog!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kristy said...

I love the bra and panties!

Kristy said...

I'm also a follower :0)

Duff said...

I really liked the the mini quilt for the Modify Tradition swap--it was simple, cheery, and delightful!

SarahVee said...

I love the name of your blog - and the reason. Your bags are beautiful. I really like the swap pillow you did with the fish on it. And your stripe project in progress. Thanks for the chance!

SoozeM said...

I love your quilt so far, the stripes are just so effective. And oh my I just LOVE those fabrics!!!

SoozeM said...

I can't find a follower app on your blog but have added you to my list of favorites on my blog :)

Pam said...

I love your striped blocks ...I just might have to steal that idea!! And oh boy, do I love the fabrics you are giving away!!

Pam said...

I'm a follower.

QuiltyGoodness said...

I always loved those striped boxes. They do certainly look addicting!

SheilaC said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous! I love all the projects that you share...

Thanks for the give away

SheilaC

Janet said...

Nice presents you made. And I love your stripey blocks! Thanks for a nice giveaway!

Janet said...

And I am a follower.

sy said...

the fabrics look lovely, thanks for hosting the giveaway.
i love looking at pictures on your blog and reading about them. i love the bags and quilts you make.

sy said...

i'm a follower.

Mrs. Darling said...

I follow you!

Mrs. Darling said...

And this is a super duper fun giveaway! Those fabrics are fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Wow - it's amazing that those stripes turned into those blocks - what a great idea!

lips said...

I love your blog. I like the variety of crafts you have going. Colleen

lips said...

I am also a follower now! Thank you. Colleen

by Daisy said...

fabric for the winter is always welcomed, thank you for the opportunity.
and may i also say that the tote bag and the lingerie bags are just the cutest thing ever?
i'm having a giveaway myself so you are very welcomed there!!!

by Daisy said...

i tried to become a follower but i couldn't (the menu doesn't appear) so instead i added your blog to the list of blogs i keep in my blog. this way i'll always find my way back here :)

ledamewood said...

Love the bag, the blocks, and really love those dreamy fabrics. Hopin' I win, I have my bag pattern all picked out for it.

ledamewood said...

I am a follower

Mama Spark said...

The fabric is really beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jeanne said...

Love the striped fabric blocks! Oh, the possibilities...

Nancy Sue said...

I love the name of your blog. Thank you for posting about its origin. And here, I thought it was a reference to a hubby!! Congrats on the etsy store! And thank you for the giveaway chance :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Nancy Sue said...

I am now a follower too :)
nsue21702 at gmail.com

cvdnurse said...

Love the tote bag you made your MIL, the poppy fabric is gorgeous! And those lingerie bags are too cute!
Susan in NC
susie.galasso@gmail.com

cvdnurse said...

I'm a follower, too. Your giveaway would make a beautiful bag.
Susan in NC
susie.galasso@gmail.com