Friday, October 15, 2010

My First Ever Giveaway!!

I've had such a great response to my Romantic Dancers quilt, (thanks everyone), so I've decided to have a Give Away!! It's my first give away so I'm a bit excited about it. The pattern is by Chris Jurd and has the beautiful name of Friendship Circle. I really, really love that name. It makes me want to sew one for all my friends, or do fabric swaps with friends to make these.


This is the quilt that started it all. I love the three dimensional feel that Chris has created with her colours. She used bits and pieces from her stash but the circle and dresdens can all be made with one layer cake! Just add a 10 degree wedge ruler or The Wedgie as I like to call it and you can make magic!!

The name also resonates with me because I started mine with my sewing friends at a Quilt Camp that Chris Jurd and Anne Murray organised. Here's just a few of the stunners that were made...
It makes you dizzy to see so many different combinations!!
That's Pam in the middle looking lovely in her quilted jacket.

I also like that the pattern has room for variations. Mine's a little different because I cut the strips thinner than the pattern (oops!!) which made it harder to line up the segments, but somehow the haphazard look works just fine. Here's Alice's quilt top, she had some leftover pieced wedges that she's used in her dresden plates.

Okay, enough chatter! Now to the giveaway... drum roll...

I've got a copy of the Friendship Circle pattern to give away and some ten inch squares from my magic cupboard that I'll choose especially for you based upon your answer. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what layer cake, colours or theme you would make your Frienship Circle quilt in. Easy! I'll pick a winner randomly in a week from today, so that's Fri 22nd Oct. I'll post anywhere in the world, even Mars should any martians wish to enter.

I can highly recommend making a cup of tea and settling in to have a look at Chris's blog, Patchwork Fundamentals. She posts photos of not just her own quilts but those of her students as well. Guaranteed eye candy!! Leave her a comment and say hi from me. If you get inspired to make any of her patterns they're available online in her SewnSell shop. There are about 10 on there I want to make!
Talking of making quilts I'm off to work on my Friendship Circle.

Cheerio!!

Hello, This giveaway is now closed.. Thanks for stopping by for a look at all the lovely Friendship Circles.


18 comments:

gill said...

What a great pattern - I love all the different versions!!
I'd love to make one in predominantly greens with perhaps some pink and/or purple
Gill

Samelia's Mum said...

Fantastic quilt pattern to give away. All of the different colours you've posted are inspiring. At the moment, Bliss is my favourite fabric range, so it would definitely be a Bliss themed quilt.
Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway.

Lynne said...

Ooooh a giveaway. That quilt pattern is amazing, I love the way it kind of moves when you look at it. Some people have been making a quilt block sort of along these lines which I've kind of had my eye on but it looks so difficult. What would I make it in? Right now I'm into clashing brights - pink, orange, chartreuse, aqua. You're going to hope I don't win because most people don't have much of those in their stash.

Mary C said...

I think I like your quilt best - maybe you were on to something when you cut the pieces a little smaller.
Hope I win!
thanks for the giveaway

Pattie Crum said...

Stunning quilts, all of them. What a great pattern. I would make mine from Rouennieres, my all time favorite fabric line.

holly k said...

Love this pattern! I want to start using up my stash more so I might make something like this out of WONDERLAND by MoMo! I love the idea of Bliss like Samelia's Mum said! So much fantastic fabric...

Does this pattern only require one layer cake?!! Wow...I've got to check it out so I can use my ruler too....

Jojo's circus said...

Your quilt has really inspired me! I adore what you have done! the colours are fab! I actually think yours looks better being a little "crooked" , it gives more movement I think! mmmmm choices I think I would like to use kona solids in a gradient like the kona posiden pack...or wait for tula pink's new parisville

Highland Monkey's said...

Well I've only just made my first patchwork quilt. So any fabric will be welcome they are all lovely.

Karen said...

You sure show some beautiful examples!

Jenni said...

I love the pattern. I would love to try it in solids..

Debbie said...

I love the pattern and would like to see it in either a French General range perhaps Rural garden or possibly something stronger in reproductions

pamken said...

I have made one I am going to make another in Navys and whites so that there is good contrast with a nautical feel for Summer and Picnics near the water

Vangie said...

What a beautiful quilt! I have seen some that are similar at local quilt shows, but none with such a stunning border. I would make mine in shades of red.

Melody said...

What a fantastic pattern. If I won I'd make my quilt in red, pink and white. Thanks for the chance.

bacoon said...

Oh I love this pattern, I would make it from a "Frolic by Moda" Layer cake, for sure!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kylie Lloyd said...

What an appropriate pattern name...because could everyone could use a great circle of friends. I would love to see it made in various shades of blue.

adolly said...

Love your blog, what a lovely chatty person you are. The creativity with colours for the Friendship Circle is endless. Might give it a try. adolly.

Marilyn W said...

Hi, this is an awesome give-a-way! and you are AWESOME for doing it. I would LOVE to win.

I think this would be way cool in blues/greens and browns/beiges.

Oh, how I pray you pick me!!!!
Thanks again.

Marilyn
marilynjw1971@gmail.com

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