Saturday, 17 January 2015

Herringbone Quilt and Fabric Giveaway


Being a mum of young boys with not much time to sew I recently started using a number of quilt-as-you go techniques when I was in need of a quick quilt. I must say one of my all time favourites is Maureen Cracknell's Herringbone quilt. You can find the brilliant tutorial here. This is  super quick project for a decent size quilt that uses long batting panels and 2.5 inch strips.

I am always making quilts for others and wanted something for me this time to sit with on the couch of an evening. I had a beautiful set of fat quarters from Tanya Whelan's Dolce collection on hand that was begging to be used.


Given the brightness and busyness of these fabrics I decided to bind with a simple black and white stripe which I think finished the quilt of beautifully.


My beautiful quilt made over the weekend now sits on my couch ready for me to snuggle under each night and I love it !!

To celebrate my quilt finish and thank the wonderful Maureen Cracknell for her great tutorial I'm teaming up with my sponsor the Fat Quarter Shop to give away FOURTEEN prints of fat quarter cuts of Maureen Cracknell's latest range "Wild and Free. " Isn't it just amazing !!!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/wild-and-free-fat-quarter-bundle


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

1. To be in the draw simply leave a comment on this post (one entry). I'd love to know what you would make with this gorgeous bundle.

2. My followers get a second entry. If you follow me on Instagram just let me know by making a separate comment to record that entry (optional extra entry).

That's 2 possible entries. The draw will take place at 8pm (Australia - EDT) on Sunday 18 January 2015, and the winner picked at Random. The winner will be announced by edit to this blog post and will also be contacted by email.

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE. If you are a no reply or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment !

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GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED
 
Thank you to everyone who entered the Giveaway !! Mr Random says the lucky winner is....
 
Comment #60
 
 
 
Congratulations Kathy !! Kathy has been contacted by email.
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/

The Fat Quarter Shop, founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly,  brings you the best selection of Fat Quarter bundles but also yardage, pre-cuts, notions, patterns, books, BOMs and more.

 
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We hope you enjoy visiting the Fat Quarter Shop's sites!!

Till next time....happy sewing....

xx Jenny

81 comments

  1. With 14 fat quarter, I think I could make a really fun lap sized quilt, but I'd probably want to make a pattern based on the fabric. I love that the bundle has solids in it.

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  2. Ohh I love that fabric, and I would love to use it in a cross quilt I am making, I think it would look great!!!

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  3. I follow you on instagram and bloglovin

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  4. Something landscape with applique horses!

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  5. I have been wanting to try that herringbone qayg tutorial, this looks great! If I won the bundle, I think I'd make a star quilt. Thanks for the giveaway! Kateyates87 at gmail dot com

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful! I love Maureen's work and I would try just what you did with this bundle!

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  7. I follow with bloglovin and facebook

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  8. Love the striped border! FOund your blog from hosting TGIFF and I'm glad I did! I'm a new bloglovin follower!

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  9. If I were lucky enough to win I think I'd make the same pattern you did with it...looks like it was fun to make and would make a good couch quilt for our TV room!

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  10. Lovely quilt Jenny! I'd love to add Maureen's fabrics to my stash so they're on hand for the many quilt ideas I have ready to go. Also I think they'd go really well in some baby toy softies that I'm making.

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  11. And I follow you on IG! (I love Instagram for sewing inspiration!) yay, entry #2 Thanks Jenny!

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  12. Gotta love that wonderful striped border. It is perfect!

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  13. Sorry, I did not realize there was a giveaway so I back to answer your question. If I win this lovely bundle I will most certainly add more fabric to it and make a beautiful queen sized quilt.

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  14. I'd make a quilt for the Ronald MacDonald House in Seattle. They are in need of quilts for teenagers, and this fabric fits the request!

    I love the striped binding! I am curious what is on the back of such a lovely quilt!

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win, I just stumbled upon your blog through "Finish it up Friday", I will be following you for sure! I like your style.
    ~Corrie

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  16. I follow you everywhere, lol, would love to make a quilt with this beautiful fabric.

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    1. lol that sounded a bit crazy I am not your stalker really. lol

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  17. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the soft girly colors.

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  18. I've been wanting to make a version of Quilt as You Go. I love yours in the brights with lots of white. It's great that you made this one for YOU!

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  19. Bother, my first comment didn't publish! I found you via Homespun magazine. I love your herringbone quilt. I think I would make a bag if I won these fabrics.

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  20. What a beautiful herringbone quilt :-) I would love to use Maureen's fabric to make a bear paw quilt.

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  21. I would use it for a 'me' quilt. The only quilt I use is my very first which was a queen size, and is on the bed. The rest have been for other people, or for sale, and I don't use them.

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  22. I'd make a quilt for myself!

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  23. Your quilt is beautiful! If I was blessed to win, I would make a quilt for Margaret's Hope.

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  24. I just signed up with Bloglovin to follow you! Yay!

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  25. Lovely quilt! The black striped binding is the perfect final touch. I'm not sure what pattern I'd use, but it would be something to showcase the fabric.

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  26. Your quilt is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it for us all to see. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Thanks for the great giveaway too. I would make some pretty pillows with the giveaway fabric. Love it. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  27. I would make a quilt with the fabric and try out Maureen's tutorial! I like herringbone patterns but have never tried one!

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  28. I love your herringbone quilt and the black and white border makes it sing! I would use Wild and Free in a lap quilt. Thanks for the fun!

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  29. I follow you on Instagram. pksolberg

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  30. I'm a new quilter, so I try to take the techniques of quilting and apply them on a smaller scale while I learn. I love the colors of this collection and would probably to a few large throw pillows. On a side note, I love your quilt--it looks so cozy and inviting--the stripes around the edge really were a great choice. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  31. I also follow you on Instagram! Thanks!

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  32. I would definately put them into a quilt!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  33. I follow on Instagram. sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  34. I would make the same quilt you made. I love this pattern!!

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  35. The Herringbone pattern, definitely! It is beautiful!

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  36. I follow on Instagram.

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  37. I love your herringbone quilt! I always thought my first QAYG would be a log cabin style but I think now it might change to this! And Maureen's fabric is so fun, I've been watching her on IG make bear paw blocks and now I want to do the same :)

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  38. Beautiful! I also used her tutorial to make a herringbone quilt--so easy!!

    I would make another quilt!

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  39. Following you on Instagram!!

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  40. I would have to make a quilt, I'm addicted to them!

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  41. I would make a quillow with the bundle. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. I love this line - it's very fall-like. I think I would make a fall quilt with leaves and flying geese.

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  43. It is lovely! I would love to make some clothes for little ones.

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  44. Your quilt looks great!! I have been wanting to try quilt as you go! I think I would make a table runner and place matts for my new kitchen table!!! Thank you!!!

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  45. I love your quilt! You know, if I win the bundle, I might just use Maureen's herringbone pattern quilt as you go with her beautiful fabrics. I've been meaning to try the technique. sarah@forrussia.org

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  46. I follow you with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  47. I would love to design a quilt on EQ7 with the fabric.

    judybarr at iearn dot org dot au

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  48. I would probably make a cute patchwork dress for my granddaughter Nellie.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  49. I would make some quilted pillows for my daughters room. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I am following on Instagram (cher277). dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I am a big Maureen fan. The fabric looks like her!,!

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  52. I follow you on Instagram.

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  53. I would love to make this for my little man who is one for his upcoming nursery. We are about to decorate his bedroom (he has been in our bedroom) thank you for this giveaway. This would be a wonderful triangle quilt

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  54. I love the fabric and would make a quilt just like yours:)

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  55. I love the quilt you made with it so id probably make about the same.one

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  56. framing those prints with the solids would look great and show it off! Love your quilt btw! Beautiful! I'd be snuggling under it as well!

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  57. I must say that your quilt is one of the loveliest quilts I have seen in a very long time! It is just the colors that make me happy too...I'm so glad you made one just for you! I will be looking at that tutorial myself!

    With the fabrics in your giveaway, I'd try this Herringbone quilt pattern. I know it wouldn't be as feminine, but it would still be very pretty!

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  58. I am a new Bloglovin' follower. I wanted to also say that using the black and white striped border is a fantastic idea...one I wouldn't ever have considered!

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  59. This is easy - a bold pattern of 9 patches to highlight the fabric and make a masculine quilt. Too few lines make that possible. The only other option would be a scrappy trips quilt, but the boldness would be weakened with the smaller squares.

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  60. I also follow on instagram : )
    Tracey.Mayo.5

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  61. I'd make a pretty quilt for my wild and free 6 year old daughter - a perfect fit!

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  62. I would make a quilt for sure maybe a braid quilt would work with these fabrics. I'd have to think awhile.

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  63. I would love to make a set of the pillows that Maureen has been making with the dream catchers.

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  64. This competition has now ended

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  65. Jenny, I'm Diane and live in Virginia , USA.
    I 've been cutting strips to make Maureen's Herringbone Quilt myself.........is that thee most amazing pattern or what!! I love your Herringbone quilt...truly beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  66. I follow you on instagram auschick1

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  67. I have been wanting to try out that same QAYG method...and Maureen's fabric would look great in the Herrington pattern. Maybe I would try it!

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