Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Just A Little Longer



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Don't worry. We haven't forgotten about the giveaway, we're just going to extend the timing a little longer. In light of the fact that we didn't really start receiving the bulk of the comments on this post until this week (thank you to Amnita and Stephanie for spreading the word), we're going to wait until next Tuesday the 20th to announce the winners. So keep spreading the word. Or don't. You might selfishly want to keep this information to yourselves to increase your chances of winning. We're cool with that.

Each fat quarter pack will have ten different fabrics from the collection, but I feel as though I should warn you that none of the three will include any of the Dogwood Bloom prints. Sorry. All of these are on back order, and we're waiting for them along with everyone else. As I mentioned previously, the birds offer a little bit of a sneak preview from Joel's new book, "Sewn Spaces", due out in May. Here are a couple more sneak peaks:

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I've loved reading your comments so far. They're making me even more anxious for this fickle season to fully kick into gear. Like so many of you, I love seeing everything in bloom. Tulips are one of my favorites, but they're also a favorite of the deer who have already eaten all of our neighbors' bulbs. I guess I won't be planting any of those this fall, darn it!

I'm so anxious to get planting in our yard. We moved into our home in December and didn't even see the grass until late February for the first time. Now I can't wait to see more than just grass. However, with Quilt Market on the horizon, soccer season in full swing for our two oldest, and Joel (he plays indoor and coaches our oldest), and Joel currently being in design mode with a new fabric line, our yard may go neglected for a while longer.

And to you, Chantel Monet (such an artistic name), Joel and I would love to see photos of your nursery when it's completed. I have been tempted to have another baby just so I can decorate a nursery with this collection of fabric. I think I might have a hard time convincing Joel though; he's pretty satisfied with our current brood of four. Actually, I'm quite content as well. I just like to see Joel squirm a little bit each time I act like I'm ready to have another baby.

Speaking of our Fantastic Four, we've decided to take advantage of their Spring Break and get away for a much needed vacation this weekend; another reason for our extending the giveaway a little longer. So, we'll be back Tuesday. Until then, have a lovely spring weekend everyone!


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49 comments:

Sherri said...

Just absolutely love the cover of your book...can't wait! And, yes, I was one of the readers who found out about the giveaway from Stephanie...so glad she spread the news!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic book cover. Oh how I love birds. I soooo wanted to be selfish about the giveaway :o) but I like to play nice.

Willa said...

Would love to be included in the draw!
I think it strengthens our stashes when someone else makes choices for us.

Thanks,

elle said...

WOW, lovely fresh blog. I luv it! Can't wait for even more inspiration from the book.

moira said...

hey found out about your blog from quilt dad. You're now bookmarked!

Glenda said...

cute project...please enter me in the giveaway...fabric is so hard to resist.

lesthook said...

Beautiful fabric!

Rana said...

Love the fabric...Love the birds...Love the blog...Love the snowy photos...Love the giveaway!!

Lindsey said...

The fabric is gorgeous and the book is inspirational. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stef said...

Love Joel's designs! I actually already have a design roll and 18 fat quarters of Modern Meadow! Could always use more. I am participating in jaybird's hexagon quiltalong using this fabric. Love it!

Found out about the giveaway from Quilt Dad!

figure8angel said...

Can't wait for this book! Those birds are the cutest!

-Angelina

Emily Peterson said...

I LOVE your fabrics!!! Especially your "Modern Meadow" - the Berry pallette is gorgeous!

Anna Willett said...

AMAZING fabrics!!! i would love one of those sweet bundles!

Annabelle said...

love the whole set. I honestly have already tagged money for this line. My husband groaned - but hey this is just too beautiful of fabric to let slip by. I can't decide which color way I love the most. So hubby has to deal.

"Really honey, I DO NEED ALL THREE LINES!!"

lovey said...

My, what a wonderful explosion of colors and designs. Would love to own them and just know I would have a ball working with them.

arasandkered said...

over in australia we are heading into winter, these fabrics would certainly brighten up the long winter days

beanie g said...

Just read about your give away on quiltdad's blog. What an awesomely inspired life! I just purchased four fat quarters of the navy and I haven't put them away (in fact, sometimes, I just put them out as if I could/would cut them). I'll be using them for a bag for my bff who's birthday is next week. Hope I can muster the courage to cut them by then!

Letterpress said...

Soon this whole blog will be filled with comments on what a fabulous line this is--and of course, I want the dogwoods (fell in love with the flower when I lived in DC)--but that will have to wait.

Please enter me in the giveaway!

e (dot) eastmond (at) gmail (dot) com

Letterpress said...

P.S. Just added you to my Google Reader--easier that way!

Marg M said...

love all your fabric and really happy i have found this site too!

yahaira said...

I think I need a turquoise sewing machine and sewing space! I can't wait to see the book next month. I've loved working with the fabric so far.

Trudy said...

I love books and love fabric. so excited about both.!!

rosa said...

Lovely to come across your blog via Quilt Dad. As an architect in a creative partnership with her architect husband AND with 4 children, I can relate to your blog and look forward to following your adventure. Love your work and would love this givaway!

whimzeestitches said...

Love the fabrics and the cute birds too! Such wonderful inspiration everywhere. Quilt Dad sent me your way -- would love to be a winner!

Pam said...

I love Modern Meadow and your book looks like it will be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy V said...

I can't wait to find your new book. I will be making some birds with your fabric. I would love to win a package. I saw your giveaway on Quilt Dad. Thanks

donnachurchillritter said...

Laurie and Joel,
I am so excited to begin following your blog. I like the idea of starting out with you as opposed to reading old posts and trying to catch up : )
Love your fabrics and appreciate your creativity. Also loved the fact that you demonstrated to everyone that a Wal-Mart, New Look pattern can look soooo good!

annie s said...

favorite part of spring....tulips, no more snow, warmer temperatures....just everything that says I've survived another winter.

Suzy said...

Yummy fabric! And the birds are sewwwww cute! So glad I found your wonderful blog. :o)

Marcia said...

The birds are adorable. Looking forward to what comes after Modern Meadow and your book. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Bessiemae said...

Love, love, love this line! Please pick me. ;-)

Quilting_Chris said...

I would love to win something in this drawing the fabrics are beautiful and I can see why QuiltDad was raving about your fabrics and the new book. I am so glad I stopped over to look around and I will be looking in my LQS for such beautiful things.

chris_quilting@yahoo dot com

P.Piche said...

Joel and Laurie,

Your fabrics are inspiring as are both of you. Inspired by God's creation, your fabrics bring me thoughts of what matter the most ing this world, love, beauty, hope, and joy. These are the same feling the tulips and lilacs bring to me, true gifts from out generous and loving creator. Thanks you for being inspirationsa nd bringing your talents to others.
I am inspiried.

Another quilt dad,
pete piche

Melissa L. said...

I love this new line! Its so cheerful and uplifting :) I also just bought 8 yards of ginseng wildflower in pink to upholster an arm chair! Can't wait! Would love to make a quilt with modern meadow - it would be SO beautiful!!

grandmarockton said...

PLEASE enter me, I love this new line and have ALL I could buy of deer valley ( just the feeling stage)

Sewz4fun said...

It would be very fun to win some of your beautiful fabric...love the little birds.

April said...

The birds are so cool!
I didn't know you had a site, so I was pleased to read about it on QuiltDad. If I got the fabric I would just put it on my table and look at it for a long time b4 getting brave enough to cut into it. They're works of art, man.

KarenP said...

I love the little birds. Are they in the new book? Some new fabric would be fun!

ssmith said...

I'm new to Quilt Blogland and this is my first giveaway entry ever! Love all the colors and patterns! Sarah

Sequana said...

Seems like maybe I entered on the other blog post, but just in case. *S*

When you have four kids, eventually you end up with a passel of grandkids. Ask me how I know.

Aminta said...

MMMM, so excited for the book! I will be lining up for sure!
~Aminta

Lynna said...

I love the new line and the little feathered friends!

Lynna

elizabeth said...

I love the new line and the book looks like a must have for anyone who sews. Would love to win a fat quarter pack...although I must admit that I already have some of the fabrics:) Found my way here via quilt dad!

lpnjam said...

Wow,I love the colors of the new design. They are very fresh and bright. My favorite part of spring is seeing what is blooming that I planted and what has bloomed that I either forgot I planted or is just a volunteer.

Megan said...

I do love those birds! =)

Magicaldamselfly said...

I am an avid quilter and have just now found my way here. This line is absolutely beautiful. I am in love with the peach and aqua shown here.

Chelle said...

The book looks delicious. Not sure why I talk about fabric as if it were food but I do...speaking of which the whole entire new line is just, here I go again...so, so yummy!

Chantel Monet said...

Oh my goodness me! What a sweet little blurb! I'm absolutely blushing! I will send pictures for sure of the finished product, as soon as I can! I'm almose done, and have recieved many ooohs and ahhhs over the fabrics! Thank you so much for designing such a charming line that can be used for boys. There is so little out there to choose from!

meme and me said...

Hi! just found your blog!! I love it and your fabric line!
I saw your book cover and noticed I have the same sewing machine!! I got it for my daughter to learn to sew on (just an excuse to justify it!!)Anyway, there's no info on it or manual, do have any info on this little beauty? We just love it and think its so cool you used one for your cover, the blue is so sweet!