Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pattern Giveaway!


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Joel and I have been "missing in action" on this blog for a while. I wish we had some really good excuse, like “we spent the last two months on vacation in Hawaii”, or “we’ve been spending all of our extra time reading classical literature to our children”, or “we’ve been revamping our entire website, printing patterns, and finishing our studio space.”

Actually, that last one is true. We’ve been extremely busy, just not visibly so here on the blog. I’ve also been going through a weird nesting phase during the past month or so. Every room in the house is getting a major deep-cleaning and reorganization makeover. Maybe I’ll post photos in the near future once I’m completely done.

At the time of Quilt Market we promised to post the pattern and instructions for the Heirloom Quilt; it's finally up in the sidebar for download. I think this is my favorite quilt design of Joel’s. In fact, I’m making another one out of the Sapphire collection for our daughter Kirsten’s soon-to-be-made-over room. I’m really excited to get started in there!

With the new studio space almost complete, the website up and going, and patterns shipping we (and when I say “we”, I’m really saying “I”) should hopefully be more consistent in posting here because I have a lot of fun post ideas in store!

And, to celebrate the renewal of our blogging activity and our new sewing patterns, we'd like to give away one of each pattern, like the fabulous Empire Maxi Dress shown below. Leave a comment to be entered for the giveaway, and we'll announce the winners some time next week!

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137 comments:

Tiffany said...

I really like your Meadow Spirit Skirt
pattern as well as the inflight hobo bag. Fabulous! :)

Issabella The Cat said...

I really like this dress - it would be a first for me sewing clothes, its all been quilts so far!
I am planning on making your heirloom quilt, it looks great for showing off bigger prints :)

Jan said...

I haven't sewn anything but quilts for a long time. I think these patterns would jump-start me.

~Michelle~ said...

the Vintage Flutter Dress is my fav!

Jacey said...

They are all lovely, but I especially love the Flutter Dress. And the new quilt pattern is stunning!

Kristy said...

Very nice! Thank you!

I have my newly purchased stack of Citrine sitting on my cutting table just waiting to be cut into...still in admiration phase though! ;)

Laurie said...

I hope that you post a picture of the Sapphire version of that quilt - that is my favorite colorway of Heirloom.

twelfthzodiac said...

Like a few others, I mostly just sew up quilts these days. A great pattern would be the kick in the pants I need to try something else :)

QuiltyGirl said...

Oh I love your new patterns! I also love the quilt, I think I may make that up in a set of fq's that I have sitting around here. :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie said...

Yay! I have the pattern for the Maxi dress on my wish list! Hopefully I'll get lucky and it will end up on my to-do list instead :) Thanks for the giveaway! Come deep clean my house next?

Jenny said...

your dress patterns are so stupendous!

Rebecca said...

LOVE that Heirloom quilt! THANKS for the chance at the dress pattern!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Candice @ Made With Love said...

The new sewing patterns are fantastic! Thank you so much for this opportunity! :)

Jennifer said...

I have been looking for a good maxi dress pattern. This one looks great! Also, LOVE the Heirloom collection!

heidiabc said...

You have been missed! Looking forward to seeing pictures of all your redo's in the future.

Dresden said...

Oh I love your patterns, what a fun giveaway!

dresdencarrie(at)gmail.com

Judy V said...

The Empire maxi dress is soooooo cute. I would love to win it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Angela said...

Pick me! Pick me! I've been dying to make the Flutter Dress!! I've loved it ever since I saw pictures from the quilt market.

ellen said...

I love sewing SEW would love to win any of the patterns!

Peach Rainbow said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway :D

Eryn said...

Glad to hear things are busy, busy in the Land of Dewberry. Love the new Heirloom fabrics terribly and hope to have them all one day. I'd be thrilled to win a pattern so please enter me in the draw. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

holly | bijou lovely said...

Gorgeous patterns!! I absolutely LOVE the Heirloom collection...such beautiful prints and colors! Thank you for the giveaway.

ninjadesigns said...

nice! maxi dresses are so in right now! thank you!

Kristal Dawn Evens said...

Love the maxi dress! Good work y'all!

Monica said...

Welcome back and thank you for the Heirloom pattern. The maxi dress is great as well as your Inflight Hobo Bag!

Thank you for the chance to win.

Tong said...

really love the patterns, they look so great! i'd love to try them out! thanks for the giveaway!

Katrina said...

I love the maxi dress pattern! thanks for sharing!

Cary said...

I've been working through projects in Joel's book, Sewn Spaces, and recently made the reversible fabric box. I used one of the bird fabrics that I really enjoy. (see http://creativemomentsbycary.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway.html). Thanks for this opportunity, and for great designs!

LA said...

Pick me!

Tanya said...

Fantastic patterns, the flutter dress caught my eye

Smriti said...

I love the latest Heirloom collection and have been drooling all over it and I love the flutter dress!! It's so cool!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lani said...

I just found your website and blog! I love the fabrics you have- especially the aviary 2 collection. I also love your patterns- the dresses are so cute!

Ginger said...

I love all these patterns, especially the maxi dress and the vintage ruffle dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

alli b said...

Love the empire maxi dress!
Glad you're back to blogging :)
alli b

Kate said...

How generous! I am partial to the retro vibe of the flutter dress, but all the patterns look great. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

Bonnie said...

Eeek! So excited for your new patterns! Especially the dresses. Thanks for the free quilt pattern :)

RosaMaría said...

love that dress! looks so gorgeous and comfortable!!

muchas gracias!

Opp Family said...

I love, Love, LOVE the look of that dress - awesome!

sandra said...

I love the flutter vintage dress and the Hobo Bag and of course all of your fabrics. Thanks Sandra

Dolores said...

Count me in. I love me a maxi dress - not many patterns are great for my curvy figure.

dxx

Melissa Ann said...

I wouldn't even be able to choose which pattern I like the best :) And I'm loving the entire Heirloom line!

laurier said...

Just love my Heirloom Ruby collection. Am currently working on the cutting out of the quilt to put together. Love the fabrics and patterns.

Donna said...

that quilt is FAB! glad y'all are back - but you should take that vacation to Hawaii soon, I bet you both NEED it

Dawn said...

Oh, I've been dying to get my hands on a couple of your dress patterns!! Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

Erica said...

ooh, thanks for the giveaway!

joolee said...

*gasp*!! yes please!! that maxi dress would be my pick!

Deborah A said...

Oh wow, I have all your patterns on my wish list and wish my LQS's would stock your patterns and fabrics. I love your new line of fabric and it's so inspiring to see what others have made with the line. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!!

Sherri said...

I love all of your pattern. Your Vintage Flutter Dress pattern would have to be my favorite (if I had to pick)! Of course Heirloom is one of my favorite lines. I bought one colorway thinking that would satisfy me...nope...had to get more from the other colorways!

Kate R said...

Welcome back! I am just in love with Joel's Heirloom line - such rich, wonderful colors and designs. This maxi dress pattern is great and I love the Vintage Flutter dress pattern too. I'm newly sewing clothes lately, so will have to put these on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Ella said...

I love the inflight hobo bag. I'm itching to make some bags...thanks for the chance to win!

Shannenwinfrey said...

Welcome back we have missed you :). Love the new patterns and the breath taking beautiful new fabric collection

Mirjam said...

I love Heirloom, especially the Chrysanthemum prints (all three colour ways). I think that the Pendant quilt pattern would also look really good with Heirloom. And matching pillows. And perhaps a dress with matching purse. The day needs to have more than 24 hours.

Cheri said...

The Empire Maxi dress will be going to Mexico with me next winter. Now I just need to decide which of the Heirloom fabrics to use ..... And then I have to decide which of the Home Decs to use for my new travel bag.

deserae said...

I love your inflight hobo bag pattern! I would love to make one!

Mary W. said...

Glad to see you're back! I'd sure love to win one of your great patterns--it's time for some new clothes around here. :-)

Jenn said...

Beautiful Dress and quilt! And the Heirloom fabric line is absolutely gorgeous! Great giveaway :)

memmens said...

Welcome back! It's so easy to get out of the habit of blogging and hard to get back in! It's summer holidays here and children are taking up all my time! The patterns are delicious - thanks for the chance to win.

Magen said...

Oh I'm so excited! I love your patterns and I can't wait to try these new ones!

magenkeller@hotmail.com

Kathryn said...

Glad you've been keeping busy. I'd love to win one of your patterns to keep me busy too, Kathie L in Allentown

seizinglifebythewristlet said...

I have been drooling over the quilt and the dress ever since I saw it on your "Quilt Market" post. SWOON!

Keiko said...

Thank you for posting the patterns & instructions for the Heirloom Quilt. I love it, It's gorgeous!
I just got the patterns of "Meadow
Spirit Skirt" & "Vintage Flutter
dress" from you today. I love the
step-by-step instructions that will
be very helpful.I bought my very first sewing machine -Elna 3007-
3 month ago and "Sparrows" & "Lodge
Lattice" from Aviary 2 collection
were my first fabrics I bought and made an apron used the pattern from
"Sewn Spaces". I'm very excited about making the skirt and the dress now. Hope to be able to order
Joel's fabrics from your web site
in the near future. Thank you!

Farm Girl Designs said...

I love the meadow spirt skirt! I sew and quilt many different things but right now I am going thru a skirt phase!

Unknown said...

Look forward to seeing the photos of
your home makeover!
My husband Thomas is a cabinet maker
and I am a fabriaholic and a new
sewer. we're both into design furniture and planning to make quilt
together :)

Jovanna said...

I really love this pattern, I hope it's easy to make it more flare than fit.

mstoffel20 said...

Love the new site! Can't wait to see what you have coming up next.

fracla said...

I just happend to find your site. I had to bookmark it. That's a lovely dress and your quilts are so beautiful! Greetings from Germany!

Claudia

Alexia said...

Awesome patterns! I love the quilt design as well.. I need to learn how to quilt!

Handbagaddict said...

Thank you for the quilt pattern. Love your fabric and the last book!!

Anonymous said...

Your fabric's are beautiful! I think I have to buy all of them!

Beth from Sydney

Marg M said...

Loving the dress patterns :-)

carolann said...

LOVE the Heirloom quilt pattern!!

Marcia W. said...

Any of these patterns would be wonderful for me -- I like the flutter dress - thanks for the chance

The Rx quilter said...

I have been ohhing and ahhing the Empire Maxi dress since you first posted...patiently waiting and Googling to see if/when it was available...and now a chance to win..that would be the icing on the cake! Love each new line more than the previous if that is possible! Lisa in Texas

JennyG said...

Love the patterns! It would be fun to try one out after I have this baby (and run about 1000 miles).

Alisia said...

I love all the new patterns! I;m a huge fan of all your fabrics!

sara said...

OHHHH Ive been waiting!!

cambriaann said...

Ahhhh... winning this would make me so happy!

katy tarzia said...

I love your new line of fabrics and patterns.

Jeff said...

Love the new fabrics, just waiting on the right project to use them!

The Bailey's said...

I am dying to make the maxi dress, so I will be keeping my fingers crossed:) Love you guys, amazing talent!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'd love to see photos of your reorganization/nesting. I have been feeling that way, too. I've tackled the kitchen, garage, and living room. Next up, my oldest daughter's room!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen said...

You can not go wrong with a maxi dress, looks amazing!

Kathy said...

Thes are gorgeous and would some lovely summer outfits

KALDesign said...

What great patterns!! I just ran across some on another blog and made it over here to check it out. It would be awesome to be able to try out one of your patterns. Thanks for the chance to try.

Bec Clarke said...

Oh my goodness your new patterns are to die for!!! I can think of 4 people straight away that would want me to sew them up a maxi.

thismomblog.com said...

I teach sewing lessons and love to see others find joy in sewing. I'm still learning a bit with clothing and would love to have more patterns to expand my skills. Finishing projects is such a thrill and sewing is my passion.

HollowSquirrel said...

The fabrics are gorgeous!! I love the maxi dress pattern, especially with the fun fabrics!!

Meeghan said...

Love your fabrics!

Anonymous said...

I love your pattern!!They are beautiful.
jillfroelich@yahoo.com

hueisei said...

I love the new patterns and the Heirloom collection is totally amazing! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

andreak said...

The heirloom fabrics are gorgeous! You all have been working hard. The dress patterns are very sweet and feminine. Love the vintage flutter pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

Annelies said...

The Heirloom collection....pure JOY!!! Would love to win, so fingers are crossed. Congrats on your great collection and wonderful patterns.

Melloney Fay said...

ALL of these patterns are awesome!! The meadow spirit skirt is definitely a must have! Love it!

Karen Sikes said...

Love your patterns and fabric. It would be nice to sew for me instead of my granddaughter (but of course she does look precious in what I make for her).

metteks said...

The fabric is great and the patterns I would love to try out.

Mette

courtneyadele said...

i can't wait to get my hands on your patterns- they are fantastic!!

Jonni said...

I hope I win, but if not I think I will be buying!!

Keely said...

I love them all. I am so excited to try my hand at sewing clothing. What fun patterns!
tomandkeely(at)hotmail(dot)com

JaCobi said...

I love that maxi dress pattern! And such beautiful fabric lines! Thanks for the chance to win!

Janey said...

Your fabrics are so beautiful and I LOVE the empire maxi dress!

Jenniffier said...

Oh those all look like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

It's A Wonderful said...

I love the Hobo Bag pattern. And how fabulous to have the free downloadable quilt patterns...you're blog is going into my favorites, right now!

JnR Kunkel said...

I LOVE all of your fabrics! And I was so thrilled that you came out with some patterns too. I will be buying even if I don't win.

Momma Roar said...

Came to look at the quilt and fell in love! Linked from Kari @ Ucreate!

I'm excited to come on back again and again!

Karen Smith said...

What a lovely maxi dress. I like the three other new patterns too. So fun. :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful patterns for a rapidly approaching Australian summer.
Thank you for this chance!
Anna K.

Pierson family said...

Would absolutely love to be picked as the winner!!!!!!!!!!

Meg1228 said...

fantastic patterns, love your fabrics!!!

Amy said...

These are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win! I found you from UCreate, so fun!

Dawnica said...

I really love all your fabulous projects! I would love to win one of your patterns.
Thanks~

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Lovely patterns, I especially like the In flight Hobo Bag!

RAP said...

This is so exciting! You have such beautiful fabric. I really like the Meadow Spirit Skirt for me and my girls.

Michelle said...

Awesome! I love the maxi dress!

Cindy said...

I love the hobo bag and the meadow spirit skirt, very cool giveaway, thanks!!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

these are FABULOUS. would be honored to win these rockin patterns!!

עינת said...

what a great way to celebrate, count me in :)

Sara Tirrell said...

Love all of the new fabrics, awesome!

Jeannette said...

I have to say I really like the new maxi dress pattern! Also your new line Heirloom!!

Christen said...

So excited about your dress patterns - they will be my first attempt at making clothes! Only bags and quilts so far!

Connie said...

Great giveaway! Sometimes it is enjoyable to take the time to "nest"!

Jen B said...

The patterns look great, thank you for the giveaway!

Lori said...

I love the maxi dress! I saw a pic on u-create of your booth at the quilt market, and came to your blog to find out about the dress. I am so excited there is a pattern! I also love your designs!

ificould said...

SO inspired by your fabrics and patterns... thanks for the chance to win!
Missy
http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com

WannaBeMe said...

have only just found the blog, thank you for sharing your life with us all.

Karlene AKA Beeps said...

Stunning , love your fabrics & your clothing patterns are so classic but a twist of modern chic... Beautiful... as a interior decorator & designer I must say I am in love with your fabrics .... the colours are just so delightful & Yummy... Cant wait to see more

McRae's said...

I want to go by tons of old chairs and recover them now. WOW!

jfor said...

Glad to see you back on your blog! Summer is all about a break in routine - I'm a teacher and mom - we love summer to feel "different," even though we still have obligations. The new patterns are so very pretty and of course all of your fabric collections rock!

sewingsanity said...

I love Everything!!!! I am a new follower and Love your fabric and patterns.

Marie said...

Love the quilt and the sewing pattern! Good luck with all the re-doing!

Am said...

What a beautiful pattern. I love your designs!

Anna said...

I love all these patterns, especially the inflight hobo bang and the Vintage Flutter dress!
anels26 (at) gmail (dot) com

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Carole Morgan@ PhD by Publication said...

My, I’m pretty excited with photos! Hope you’ll post it very very soon. I really love the designs of your work. They are simply stunning and just takes my breath away. My, Hawaii is simply awesome and a perfect place to be inspired, don’t you think? Anyway, I’ll be back for the photos. Ciao!

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