Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Garden Spot - in Quiltmaker! (plus 2 giveaways)

Note:  This giveaway is now closed.  Carrie P. is the winner.  Congratulations, Carrie!

Today I'll be talking over on Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, about a quilt I designed for their July/August 2014 issue using my Topiary line for Blend Fabrics called "Garden Spot".



It is really fun to make and a great way to try a couple of different appliqué techniques!

To celebrate, we are doing a joint giveaway on my blog and theirs of a fat quarter bundle of Topiary, plus two of my recent patterns from that line - Love Birds and Forever.




To enter, leave a comment here telling me something you are looking forward to doing this summer.  For a second chance to win, be sure to visit Quilty Pleasures.  Deadline to enter in both places is end of day Saturday, June 14th.

Happy quilting!
Amanda

146 comments:

Kathy S. said...

My son (7 years old tomorrow) and I are looking forward to spending a lot of time at the waterpark! He at such a fun age. Can't wait to make more memories with him and my husband.

Tabitha Keener said...

I'm looking forward to going to a summer wedding for a cousin. I haven't been to one in a while, so it will be nice to see family I haven't seen in years. Thanks for the giveaway, your fabric and patterns are beautiful, I'm crossing my fingers!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Leka said...

А я жду окончания строительства нашего дома. Так хочется скорее обустроить себе маленькую мастерскую, где я спокойно буду заниматься своим любимыи пэчворком. Очень нравятся модели, созданные вами. Всего вам доброго!

GranChris said...

I just returned from a week of bird watching in Tuscon so now it's time to relax. After my grandchildren leave and head home of course.

Anita said...

I long to be together with my family for the summer!

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

I can hardly wait to go camping on the beautiful Oregon coast!

kt said...

I am looking forward to our bike ride across our great state of Connecticut at the end of the summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie Frick said...

I love the pattern and I love the fabric!!

Jitka said...

I´m looking forward to be at a place where is not very hot. Thank you for giveaway.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

I am looking forward to travelling a bit and sitting on a beach somewhere!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

thank you for this chance...I look forward to sunny days and cruising in the Solstice

Pat said...

This summer I will be traveling to upper Michigan for my daughter's wedding. When I return home I will be working on Christmas presents that I am embroidering, quilting and sewing.

Lisa Marie said...

My Dad's sister always has a big family picnic for the 4th of July. It's one of the few times during the year when I get to see lots of far away family, so I'm looking forward to that.

JoyceLM said...

I'm looking forward to a week's staycation - might just sew all week long. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sherrye said...

I'm looking forward to vacation time with my daughter, SIL and of course, grandbabies!!! Thanks for the giveaway

Michele T said...

I am stoked about our trip to Europe for a tour of eight countries and then to spend almost one week with my French relatives who I've not seen for forty years!!! It will be the trip of a lifetime!!!

Star Brown said...

I would like to spend time with my husband this summer. He works 7 days a week, but can get a little time off during this time of the year. And, of course quilt on the rainy days.

Star Brown

Sonja Simmons said...

I'm turning a guest room into my sewing room. I'm very excited about having all my goodies in one location.

Mystica said...

I have downloaded a whole lot of books and looking forward to some of the reads.

Gene Black said...

I have so much that I am looking forward to this summer. I am really looking forward to visiting my Nana who lives at the beach. While I won't be spending much time on the beach, it will be great to spend time with Nana. I think she has some sewing that she wants me to do for her.

carolann said...

I am looking forward to practicing and improving FMQ on my Bernina! Lots to learn! carolann427@aol.com

Jill said...

I am looking forward to having eye surgery in August! Sad, right?! Haha...but I can no longer see well enough to embroider or hand applique, so I am hopeful a little experimental surgery will correct that!

DebrafromMD said...

I am looking forward to going to the Quilt Odyssey show in Hershey, PA next month.

StitchinByTheLake said...

This fall my husband and I will celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss. Well, maybe not all 50 years were bliss but nearly. :) So, this summer we're taking a dream trip to England and Ireland. Can't wait! blessings, marlene

StitchinByTheLake said...

This fall my husband and I will celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss. Well, maybe not all 50 years were bliss but nearly. :) So, this summer we're taking a dream trip to England and Ireland. Can't wait! blessings, marlene

Carrie P. said...

wonderful new patterns and fabrics. thanks for the giveaway.I am looking forward to going to the Outer Banks this summer.

Joanna said...

I am looking forward to having a less hectic schedule. That will allow me more time to sew and garden. This fabric and the designs are beautiful.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Hi Amanda, and thanks for the giveaway. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of great grandchild #6 toward the end of July and, since the parents don't learn the sex of the baby before delivery, that makes it doubly exciting. What could be more exciting than that@ We are blessed.

Wanda said...

Spending lots of time with family and sewing with some of them. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Beautiful fabric in the fun quilt,

Terri said...

I'm looking forward to my Grandgirl's wedding. She's the first of 9 grands to get married. I made her a D4P for her gift and since I've been blogging about it since it was 2 other quilts, I know that she likes it. (Always a worry.)
Congrats on your success!
Hugs

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Kathryn Oppelt said...

I'm looking forward to visiting with friends and quilt shops! Of course your patterns would be the perfect take along projects as I love to needleturn - no machine needed! Thanks for the chance to win...Ksoppelt at aol cot com

Diane said...

I'm looking forward to taking our GD to our trailer for a week.

suesinger said...

We are going to the utqh national parks and quilt show ion utah

suesinger said...

We are going to the utqh national parks and quilt show ion utah

Cory said...

Amanda, Thank you for the chance to win this great give-away. I would love to win. I am looking forward to going to North Dakota this summer. I grew up there and love to go home to visit. Take care and God bless, Cory

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I'm looking forward to hosting a 4th of July picnic for our family. I'm working on getting my flower beds in shape as well as my vegetable garden.

Aggiequilter said...

I'm looking forward to a Hill Country getaway this month for our 30th Anniversary, and a family reunion at the beach in August. Thanks for the chance to win, love everything you do, Amanda!!

Cupcake said...

This summer my daughter will be coming home and we will be going wedding dress shopping. I can't wait!Dacia

Mara said...

Going to the Beach, I hope, oh wait do mean sewing wise, lots and lots of quilts to make.

Shirley sascott4@hotmail.com said...

I'm looking forward to learning how to do free motion quilting. I have six quilts that need to be finished. Love these fabrics and patterns, thank you for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway..................

JKW said...

Learning to quilt on my embroidery machine.

LynnB said...

We are looking forward to getting a new puppy next week, a family wedding on the Fourth of July and lots of fun sewing! Happy summer to you, too!

Diane H said...

I will be spending a week with a dear friend. She lives on a lake and a spectacular property. Looking forward to sitting on the porch and enjoying the view.

Jusmom1 said...

I am looking forward to making hexies sitting in my rocker on the front porch. Thank you!

Kay said...

My husband & I just celebrated our 40th anniversary & I told our kids that I didn't want a party, but for all of us to go somewhere together. We are going this weekend to spend 3 days together & tube down the Niobrara river, so hopefully we will be blessed with a good time & many memories together.

JudyQT said...

Hi Amanda!

Here in Arizona the temperatures soar! Therefore I will be spending a lot of time in the hot afternoons happily and busily sewing in my studio! Yay! Love your fabrics and patterns!

Bethany said...

This fabric is beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win. I am looking forward to going to Hawaii!!!

Sunnybec said...

I have been over to Quilty Pleasures and see their giveaway is open to US only. Not sure I can enter yours as you don't say but I am, just in case!! I am looking forward to going away in our camper van and exploring France while we still live here, I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

banjo795 said...

I'm looking forward to meeting my new great-nephew in July when my nephew and his wife bring him back east for the first time! I hope to have his quilt done by then, too!

Kathryn said...

I'm looking forward to the birth of a granddaughter, any day now.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful fabric. I am looking forward to spending time at beautiful Georgian Bay stitching diamonds in the sun.

Christine

yulece1957@yahoo.ca

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I'm looking forward to spending time with my kids and their families. We are looking forward to a new baby granddaughter in late August. I'm also wanting very much to finish the painting in my house. I'm down to two small rooms left to paint. After painting 7 rooms(two of them very large) I'm looking forward to being done.

Melody Lutz said...

BBQing........and Quilting!

Crystallace said...

I'm looking forward to a stress-free summer with my husband home from the hospital and our son's wedding behind us. (this weekend)

Jeanie said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win that fabulous fabric! I'm looking forward to seeing my college roommates for a reunion. We've done this every year since graduating....in the early 70's!

Michelle said...

Beautiful fabric. Looking forward to making lots of quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

barb said...

i plan on doing a lot of hand piecing for charity quilts on my porch with a pot of coffee and listen to the birds serenade me. i cannot decide which is more beautiful fabric or the two patterns you are giving away! thank you for making the quilting world a beautiful place to be! babscorbitt at gmail dot com

OhioLori said...

Gorgeous Fabrics..& Patterns!!!

Looking forward to Summer of teaching our Grangirlie to sew on machine...we have done handsewing projects this past Winter...so Summer is going to be with machine! She is 7 yrs old....and I don't know who is more excited...me..or her!! lol

Audrey said...

I am looking forward to camping and fishing with my 11 year old grandson this summer. He usually comes north to Grandpa and Grandma's to camp and fish but this year we are going to his neck of the woods. He is anxious to show us all the best fishing spots. What an awesome pattern and giveaway! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabric. Looking forward to still keep on quilting...love the Forever quilt...maybe I will do that...thank for the giveaway...martamanole@yahoo.com

delaineelliott said...

I am so looking forward to relaxing in the sun and reading a good book. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Mary Jane Link said...

This summer my husband and I will be traveling to see our granddaughters, it's been ages since we've seen them and be are anxious to be with them. Top on our to-do list is a trip to select fabrics for their new quilts! P.S. I love your line the colors are just perfect!

Mary Jane Link said...

This summer my husband and I will be traveling to see our granddaughters, it's been ages since we've seen them and be are anxious to be with them. Top on our to-do list is a trip to select fabrics for their new quilts! P.S. I love your line the colors are just perfect!

Linda V said...

Love those fabrics! I am looking forward to some time at the beach. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pat V. said...

I am looking forward to getting some quality quilting time in when my DH goes on a two-week fishing trip!

Linda said...

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival in markets of Olathe corn from Colorado - by far the best corn we ever get around southern Arizona.
I'm also looking forward to the monsoon rains that will [hopefully] start in a couple of weeks to help out our terrible drought.
thanks!

paula Cox said...

I am looking forward to a weekend quilting retreat with 4 friends at one of their houses in July. Then in August we all meet and go to a retreat South of Jacksonville, Florida. Friends, Fun and Quilting.

paulacox7198@yahoo.com

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I am looking forward to our camping trip in the motorhome late summer - we will be gone two months and I will be looking for quilt shops along the way to visit - I have none at home. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

The quilt is sooooo adorable!! I love circle quilts, but the flowers in the circle make it awesome. I'm hoping to get some dresses made for my girl, and start a quilt for my front porch, but mostly I'm looking forward to being outside with my kids. Thanks for sharing! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Sarah C. said...

I look forward to fishing and quilting - but not at the same time :-)

Pattie Crum said...

I'm looking forward to working in my garden this summer. And by working I mean sitting in a chair drinking iced tea with my cats.

tac73 said...

This summer I am looking forward to going hiking in some nearby spots and quilting of course.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am looking forward to enjoying some fresh veggies from my garden.

MaryAnn Guappone said...

I am looking forward to finishing some house projects so that I can mark them off my list and move on to something fun.

Diann said...

I'm looking forward to a day at the beach.
diannc(at)aol(dot)com

JudyCinNC said...

Seeing our great grandson next weekend for the first time and being able to give him his quilt with "flying high airplanes" quilted all over. What fun. Judy C in NC loves your blog.

Kitten said...

My sweetie is actually taking an entire week vacation...and we plan to go visit some places around town & in nearby states as day trips. Of course, I'll be looking for quilting shops along the way! I'm also hand piecing a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt...and the flowers are an easy summer sewing project.

Linda said...

Hello, I visited Quilty Pleasures and what a beautiful site! Love all the projects! The Circle Quilt you made is so neat!
Thanks!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

Hi,we've just returned from a great visit in Florida+now it's back to work! Looking forward to family+friend picnics+local fairs! Happy Summer!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

CathyG said...

I am looking forward to our family's annual trip to Michigan, where we meet up with family and have a reunion on a lake. I have done this my whole life and now my grandkids go!

Sally Dixon said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all my grandchildren July 4th weekend!

Grandma Helen said...

With grandbaby #6 due in a couple of weeks, I am looking forward to my "grandma duty" week. I will go to son's house to care for their 5 yr old and 2-1/2 yr old, as well as feed my son, pamper my DIL and cuddle the new granddaughter! Then I will be ready to return home to REST! :-)

Teresa Stanulis said...

This summer I'm looking forward to reorganizing my sewing room. My youngest graduated high school so now I cam move his desk and stuff out of the room and make it all mine!

Kelly Wilson said...

I am looking forward to visiting my parents in sunny South Carolina. It is 52 degrees and raining here in Milwaukee. : ( Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

PattiA said...

Looking forward to spending time with my Granddaughter and teaching her how to sew.

Tess said...

it's winter here, but I'm still looking forward to our family holiday at the beach in a couple of weeks!

Lee said...

I am looking forward to making terrariums with my daughter!

Lee said...

I am looking forward to making terrariums with my daughter!

Vicki H said...

I am looking forward to visiting my mom and other family in MN.

scottylover said...

I am looking forward to traveling to NC to visit with a quilting friend and go to the AQS Quilt Show in Charlotte!

Sandy A

gab said...

Love your designs and fabric.I love sewing so that is what I look forward to doing this summer.

Rosa said...

Fabulous.No travel but hope to spend some days with family and sew several Dear Jane blocks and hexies!!

Carol said...

Beautiful patterns and fabric! I plan to hang out with my grandsons as much as possible. :0)

Emily C said...

I'm looking forward to relaxing after a long busy semester at college.

Kathy said...

wow - love the quilts - love the colors

Margaret said...

I am looking forward to relaxing in the pool.

Becki said...

I am looking forward to a long-awaited trip to Alaska with my husband. Thanks for the beautiful quilt and the opportunity.

Joan H. said...

We plan to make some short trips around our home state this summer instead of one longer vacation.
Your quilts are lovely!

GG said...

What beautiful fabric!
One thing I'm looking forward to is taking a vacation! It has been awhile since our last vacation.
We will go to the beautiful beach in Florida!

Cecilia said...

I'm looking forward to attending a quilt retreat this summer and spending time with my husband. Thanks for the giveaway. Your quilt is adorable.

barbara woods said...

Make more quilts , thanks for the great giveaway

cakegirl said...

My husband and I will be visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time. LOVE, love, love our national parks.

Sarah said...

I am looking forward to my cousin and her family coming this weekend; I haven't seen her for 15 years! Thanks for the giveaway; beautiful quilts! sarah@forrussia.org

Cloud 9 said...

I have two nephews getting married this summer. And my sister will be coming to visit! Can't wait.

Afquilt said...

Looking forward to finishing a quilt for my mom and shopping for a new project to keep me busy :)

Janarama said...

I'm looking forward to getting together with some friends I haven't seen for eight years.

Kay said...

I am looking forward to our annual strawberry jam making day. My husband children go strawberry picking and I make a years supply of gorgeous jam for us. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. x

Sherry VF said...

I'm looking forward to a trip to the Black Hills this summer. Never been there, so, can't wait to take it all in. Love all your projects. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Melissa Miller said...

Lots of hiking, running and biking on trails!

Janie said...

I am looking forward to my birthday, my daughter will be visiting from Montana! Thank you for the giveaway.

allison pogany said...

I am looking forward to reading books by the pool!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

PK Sews said...

Your work and your fabric are beautiful! I'm looking forward to spending time with my granddaughter and doing lots of sewing!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

We are going on a couple of trips this summer starting with the Belle Fourche SD rodeo in July. Love the fabrics and your patterns.

Deb said...

Road trip up the coast! I love 30 minute stops at beaches!

Jo said...

Camping with the grands!

Barbe said...

my only plans this year are for sewing, lots to do. lol thanks for the chance, your fabrics are so pretty

charlene carmeans said...

My husband travels all year leaving me home alone..this summer I am looking forward to him being home a little more...maybe we'll get to go camping..

Patty said...

Your fabric and patterns are beautiful!, I'm looking forward to being able to spend some time in my sewing room and taking a trip to the Carolinas with my husband this summer.

Quilting Momma said...

Hopefully we will have a long summer! I look forward to enjoying some fishing and handpiecing while I wait for the fish to take my worm!

Cheryl Rathke said...

I'm looking forward to wearing my kids out at the pool and then having some quiet sewing time whilst they veg out:-)

Emily said...

No big vacation this year, but looking forward to a short camping trip in July with the family.

Emily said...

No big vacation this year, but looking forward to a short camping trip in July with the family.

Carmen N said...

I'm looking forward to an extended camping trip we take every year with a group of friends.

Judy1522 said...

I am looking forward to the wedding of my son's best friend and just enjoying the nice summer weather so I can barbecue.

Jodi said...

I would love to try this pattern. I hope to spend a lot of time at the lake with the family. Thanks for the giveaway

Nancy said...

I'm hoping to see my granddaughter!

Nancy said...

I visited Quilty Pleasures and entered!

Wendy said...

such gorgeous patterns! I don't actually have any special plans. I work full time so it will be business as usual!

valerie boudier said...

Looking forward to doing a lot of garden visiting this summer

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to teaching my granddaughter to quilt this summer. I just love all your fabrics and designs!
Valerie
shewhobeads@gmail.com

sophie said...

I am looking forward to fresh, locally grown produce at the farmers market and exploring at the various artists markets that happen in Santa Fe all summer (Folk Art Market, Indian Market, Colonial Market ...)

pharmgirl75 said...

My sister and I are planning to see lots of plays.We will be spending a week at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

mom2three said...

Every summer my sister & I rent a cottage together for a week. It's the perfect opportunity to catch up with each other and to let our kids get to be good friends (in addition to cousins). I look forward to everything about the summer - the heat, the sun, the waves, the beach, the lazy days… everything!

mom2three said...

Every summer my sister & I rent a cottage together for a week. It's the perfect opportunity to catch up with each other and to let our kids get to be good friends (in addition to cousins). I look forward to everything about the summer - the heat, the sun, the waves, the beach, the lazy days… everything!

Lyn said...

I am looking forward to lazy warm days and walks in nearby parks in the evenings.

aus_chick said...

I'm looking forward to vacationing with my family :)

Amy said...

I am looking forward to relaxing this summer.

Stacy Peart said...
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Stacy Peart said...

My Mom just bought me a beautiful sewing machine so I'm really excited and looking forward to using it by sewing, quilting and any other crafts I can do! Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway and goodluck to everyone!

Ellee said...

I'm looking forward to playing concerts in the park this summer in a community band. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Rochelle Martin said...

Hi. Looking forward to enjoying my grandkids. I'm also working on a quilt for my granddaughter's birthday. Thank you!

Kay said...

Such beautiful fabrics, and your Love Birds pattern is absolutely stunning!
I'm looking forward to beach and pool time with my hubby and daughter this summer!

Sandra said...

Your colors are simply beautiful. Your new Tipiary line for Blend Fabrics is just the perfect companion for Garden Spot. I do have my copy of Quiltmakers and would love to win your giveaway. You are being so dang generous with your giveaways that each one of us wants to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

kathyalden said...

We are getting together with my kids and grand kids on the oregon coast for a family reunion this August!!!
KathyAlden

lauraoc said...

I'm so glad I found your blogspot. I am looking forward to taking your Craftsy class!