Monday, July 11, 2011

Pattern Love and Free Stuff

Check out what I bought for myself last week three pretty new patterns from Jennifer at Sew Fabulous Quilt Shop. From left to right Diane Kimono Dress, The Wrap Dress, and lastly the Study Hall Skirt.

I started out sewing for myself at the age of 16 when I wanted to look just like Madonna, since no commercial patterns would do I grabbed a handful of paper bags and made my first pattern. Then I dusted off my 1980 Kenmore my father forced upon me in 8th grade and got to sewing.

Thank goodness I don't have to start from scratch this time around. I can't wait to put these three pretty patterns to work so I can create some pretty little outfits for my upcoming book promotions. (more on that soon)

Jennifer and I meet via twitter @SewFabShop through Karen @VenezieDesigns last year right before we descended on the spring Quilt Market. Did you follow all of that? Anyway the three of us meet for lunch at QM and then for Mojitos, needless to say good times were had and silliness occurred.  

So here's the great part of this story!!! Jennifer has generously agreed to give away a pattern to you! The Sew Fabulous Quilt Shop has over 8 pages of patterns for quilts, accessories and garments. So here's the deal, just head over to her shop and have a look at the patterns and the fabric. Then come back here and tell us which pattern you like best and which fabric you would love to use. 

(In my best TV announcer voice) But wait there's more, international readers can join in of the fun too.

Jennifer and I will pick a winner on Wednesday! Good luck and enjoy her wonderful selection of pattens and fabrics.

33 comments:

A Girl said...

Oh Biy first on to enter. I like the Honey Girl Pattern in any of the Cntral Park prints. Thanks for the chance.

Belinda said...

Love the wrap dress pattern from Favorite Things have looked at it often! I'm thinking it would look great in one of the new Wrenly fabrics.

Kristy said...

Very fun! :)

Love the London Peasant Top/Dress and the Wrenly Gypsy Wildfield is beautiful!!!

Thanks for the chance!

James-Linda said...

SWEET GIVEAWAY!
I'D CHOOSE THE 'STATE FAIR PATTERN' AND USE 'CHRISTMAS CANDY' BY DOODLEBUG FABRICS!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Nancy said...

I love the Off Track Quilt pattern, and the Pop Garden by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics

CarolWTX said...

Not being really original but I do like the State Fair pattern and love Blue Sunshine 51239-11 fabric by Sew Treasured.
Thanks for amazing options!

Brother Chris said...

I love this giveaway!
I love the Hippy Chick skirt with the Central Park by Kate Spain for Moda fabrics using the Plaza Bridle Path and the Reservoir Bridle Path for the skirt and the Plaza Carousel for the ruffle at the bottom. Super Cute!
Thanks for this opportunity!

Billy'sgirl said...

I love the Sun and Surf Tote by MODKID, in Central Park Reservoir North Meadow, Central Park Plaza Bridal Path, and Central Park Plaza Carousel. My favorite colors for a beautiful summer tote.
This is fun!

Marsha said...

Now that is a difficult decision. But I really like the Kimono Dress with any of the fabrics in the Santorini Rose collection. We will be heading for Las Vegas in August and this dress looks like it would be great for the trip.

Turtle said...

I just bought the wrap dress, splurged!! (well slight splurge, got a sale fabric vs my dream one! lol, but it will be great!)

I am adoring the Claire Cami Dress as well.For fabric i am looking at a blend of these fab's from the Farmers Market Collection: Autumn Dahlia, Peach Playful Paisley, Spring Petal Party and Spring Pomegranite Seeds.

How wonderful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would make Around The Block in Wrenly.

Patty said...

I would make Off The Rail in Central Park!

Miss Nancy said...

I love Wrenly and any of the Schnibbles patterns or the Big Birdie pattern. The are all wonderful. Thank you for this great giveaway.

Have a super great day.

Evelene S said...

I love the wrap dress you chose and I think the Wrenly Cobalt Wildfield would be pretty fabric to make it.
Thanks for a chance to win.

esterling1923 at gmail dot com

Gale Yawn said...

Love the Clovers Quilt Pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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BarbaraG said...

Oh my! So many lovely choices! After much thought, I love:
Farmer's Market Spring Petal Party
made up in:
Diana Kimono Dress.

Thanks for offer such a wonderful give away!

BarbaraG said...

Oops - looks like my last post didn't make it. Sheesh...
I love Diane Kimono Dress and I'd love to make it up in:
Farmer's Market Spring petal Party.

Thanks for such a fun give away!

Jenny said...

What a great giveaway! I would pick the Monique Dress made from something from Amy Butler... how pretty!

carolyn said...

I love the Claire Cami Dress pattern made out of Pop Garden Ice Paisley by Heather Bailey and the Ice Pineapple Brocade fabric along the bottom edge of the dress.I'd make this for my daughter who is going off to the University of Georgia this fall. She would look cute and funky.

ellen said...

I'd like to sew the Sabrina Tunic with Strawberry Fields. I think it would look delicious! Thanks for the opportunity...

Elizabeth said...

I love the Swoon quilt pattern by Camille Roskelley and the Annie's Farm fat quarter set. Thanks so much!

Karen said...

Oh I LOVE the Spring Cleaning Pattern and I also really like the Proper Attire Skirt Pattern.

For fabric I love the Wrenly line by Valorie Wells and Pop Garden by Heather Bailey.

Ellie Roberts said...

I have always wanted to try the Sugar and Spice Quilt by Gigi's Thimble. And I'm dying for some Annie's Farm Stand fabric!

SewGal said...

I love this contest! It was hard to choose which pattern I liked best, butmy choice would be the Torri Tunic. Great for summer, and the upcoming fall season, depending on style and fabric. Thanks for this contest!! sewchic@live.ca

Carla said...

I like the Sugar Twist Quilt Pattern with the Resort by Michael Miller Fabrics. It would be a nice bright cheery quilt for summer. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

robin chapa said...

Oh oh oh..... fun! I love imaginary projects! I would make Amy Butler's "barcellona skirt" out of the Isabella Blue fabric.

robin said...

I'd choose the Schnibbles Mon Ami pattern and I love Central Park fabrics. :)

BlondeNana said...

Diane's Kimono Dress - Made up in Valorie Wells new line Wrenly - Wonderful mental picture and appreciate the opportunity to enter the Pattern Love and Free Stuff blog.

Liz Noonan said...

it's so hard! but - that Diane Kimono dress is what I'd go for, it looks easy enough and the fabric pattern will really show up great.
Thanks for hosting!

ranchersewist said...

It's Wednesday --- can I still get in on the drawing?

I, too, just purchased 3 patterns from Jenny; one of them the wrap dress. Would like to use batiks for that one.

But for the drawing, since I'm an old fashioned country girl I would pick More Retro Aprons pattern and use Farmer's Market by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller Fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity.

Marcia W. said...

The pattern would be the Diane Kimona Dress in a Wrenly fabric - perhaps gypsy wildfield or cobalt wildfield. Thanks for the opportunity.
p.s. thought you meant a garment pattern. If not, would choose the State Fair quilt pattern and fabric from Strawberry Fields collection.

Kelly said...

Hi all!! I am going to let the kids pick out of a hat later on today!!! Stay tuned for a winner.