Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Socky the Monkey - and a Giveaway

This contest is over (ended midnight Friday December 7)
 
My trusty Random Number Generator selected my winner. Alas, one of the numbers was for someone who was a "no-reply" commenter, so I had to go to the next number. I'm waiting for Cecilia to reply so I can get her mailing info.

Windham Wednesdays and a new collection that is fabulous. The Socky Collection by Whistler Studios is the sock puppet who entertains us all with his smile and his antics. As it says on the Windham web site (and I didn't know this!):

The Socky Collection by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics
Sock Monkeys have been around since the late 1800's.  During the Depression, Sock Monkeys were at the height of their popularity.  In 1920, a Sock Monkey was constructed out of a pair of Rockford Red Heel Socks and sent to the company, Nelson Knitting Mills.  The company thought it was a genius idea and Nelson started including Sock Monkey instructions with every pair of Rockford Red Heel Socks they sold.  Socky by Whistler Studios is a lighthearted collection that pays tribute to that original sock monkey design.

I created 3 blocks using my new, favorite (and quick) Twisted Hexagon block. I am addicted to this block, but I can't decide which one of these is my favorite. That's why I need your help. I plan on making a quilt using this block pattern and putting them into a giant hexagon circle (remember how I did that in the summer with the Owl fabric?). My friend Jeannine wants to help me make this quilt (as in: she sews, I write the pattern) and when it's done,  it will be available for you.

Socky Block #1 (with a buddy). Note the appliqued cut-out

Socky Block #2 (with 2 buddies), using a different fabric center

Socky Block #2 without buddies. Don't you just love that banana fabric?
 The banana fabrics are just yummy!

Socky Block #3. I captured just one of the blue shirted monkeys for the center.
What is the giveaway? A fat-quarter bundle of these Socky fabrics (and more companion pieces once I get my supply from Windham to make this quilt).

What do you have to do to win? Just leave me your opinion about which is your favorite block: Number One, Two or Three. I will use the Random Number Generator to select my winner.

Remember, in order to win, I must have your email. And the contest deadline is Friday, December 7th at midnight.

81 comments:

  1. Beautiful,compliment. Block two is my favorite. Ciao Rosanna

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  2. Awesome fabrics...my pick is number 1

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  3. great fabric!!! but i love the second one the best...lots of monkeys and BANANAS!

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  4. I like the mix of fabrics and colors in #2. My eldest grandson would go bananas over this fabric!

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  5. I like #3 best and #1 a close second. In those two, I think the fabrics around the edges give the center a chance to shine since they are a bit less busy than the fabrics in #2. I would save the outside fabrics in #2 for centers. So far, it seems like I'm not with the majority on this one, which happens a lot.

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  6. Number 2 is my favorite I like the crowd of Monkeys and the fabrics selection that goes with #2.

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  7. I like #1 the best, but they're all really cute. My newest great nephew would love this fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Block 3 is my favourite! Cute!!

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  9. I love that fabric. It brings back such wonderful memories.
    My favorite is block 2. I love the yellows!

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  10. Awesome - love the twisted hexi block - number 2 is my fav. The sock monkey is adorable-- they all are!!! amycav at otmail dot com

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  11. I like them all, but would choose #2 as my favorite. I just love this fabric line and would love to have some in my stash. Thanks so much!

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  12. Oh the number 2 block is my favorite!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  13. #3 is my favorite. My husband just loves sock monkeys, so I'll have to find some of this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. How cute! Block #2 is my choice!

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  15. my favorite is block 2... but I think all of the blocks intermixed in a quilt would be awesome... kids will love it... thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Hard to decide between 1 and 3 but I love the blue in 3 so 3 wins.

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  17. I like the contrast in 1 & 3!

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  18. My favorite is block one. The center seems to make the monkey the 'star' of the quilt. Would love some of these fabs. My DH got laid off when Hostess closed, so alas, fabric buying is not in the immediate future~~Thank goodness for stashes!

    Donna

    fuzzyacres1 at msn dot com

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  19. Number two! I LOVE sock monkeys, so adorable! I have several pieces of sock monkey fabric I've been hoarding for a quilt for a 'in the future grandchild', so these would be perfect - thanks for the nice giveaways you do - best Ani (playdoll2 AT gmail.com close the spaces & replace AT w/ @)

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  20. #1 for sure! Love the contrast and the "monkey in the middle"!!

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  21. Block 1 is my fav. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  22. I love Block #1. Fabulous fabric for a children's quilt.

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  23. Block #1 is my favorite. I love the red/black contrast! What adorable fabric and great blocks. (pbstrand@msn.com)

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  24. That was easy, block #1... LOVE Sock Monkey!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Number one! you have got to love a block with dots! Thank you!

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  26. I like them all but I guess my fav would be #1:)

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  27. My GD is a monkey fan, over 100 and counting! Love the new fabric and # 2 is my favorite. Thank you for the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  28. They are all three wonderful. And they look good together.
    But if I have to choose one, Id go with #1
    Thanks for a chance to win such great fabrics

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  29. If I were making a whole quilt I would pick number one. If I were doing a pillow, I would pick number three. They are all very cute.

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  30. I love sock monkey! Number one is my favorite. Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

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  31. I love sock monkeys...wish I had the one that was always waiting to play at my Grandma's house! I pick block 2 - I love the lineup around the edge! #3 is a close second, calmer!

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  32. Oh my--I will be on the lookout for this fabric to add to my sock monkey collection! I love all the blocks, but my very favorite would be number 2 because it has the most sock monkeys!!

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  33. I like Number One. Love those sock monkeys. Thanks for the chance to win.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(doc)com

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  34. I like Number 1. The appliqué is so cute in the center.

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  35. I like number 3! They call the techs at my hubby's work, lab monkeys, so the lab has stuffed monkys every were. I have been tempted to make a monkey wall hanging for them. =)

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  36. These are all just two cute, I think #2 is my fav. Love way the monkeys dance around the center!

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  37. #2 Everything lines up perfectly, the colors are fabulous together it just blends beautifully!!! LOVE IT!

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  38. This is great fabric. It is also a tough call. Each of the blocks is great but I have to go with number 1.

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  39. I like block 2 the best. A great quilt, especially for a child. My granndson loves monkeys and bananas. And I want the pattern when its available. Thank you.

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  40. Block 1 is my favorite. But, I wish I had asked my senior high granddaughter for her opinion. Being a monkey lover, she enjoyed all the fabrics.

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  41. Block 1 is my favorite. But, I wish I had asked my senior high granddaughter for her opinion. Being a monkey lover, she enjoyed all the fabrics.

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  42. Block 2 is my favorite because there is a whole group of monkeys to play with.

    thelady(at)hotmail.com

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  43. #1 - I love #1! Polka dots are a favorite and paired with the bananas - just too cute. blessings, marlene

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  44. I love all the monkeys showing in block 2. That one is my favorite.

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  45. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE Sock Monkeys!!!!! I would dearly love to win this. I live just 20 minutes from Rockford and each year at one of the museums here they have a Sock Monkey festival and during the festival they have a hospital there also. Anyone that has a sock monkey in need of some surgery can bring him/her there and have the surgery to repair them back to new.

    I love all three of your blocks shown but, I think the third one most because of the focus on just one sock monkey and the fabric matching his top.

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  46. I like block one especially the contrast. Thanks of the chance to win. mcdowallrc@gmail.com

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  47. Block number one is my favorite, but I love all of them! This fabric is so cute! We're big sock monkey fans in my house!

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  48. It was a cross between 1 & 3, but #1 won out! All 3 are darling and the fabric is precious! FYI, Eleanor Burns collects sock monkeys.....some thing I heard her say recently.

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  49. I like # 1 best. That fussy cut fabric makes a great applique.

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  50. I think they are all sweet but #1 is my favorite , it seems to showcase the money best for me. I love sock monkeys and remember making them as a child.

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  51. no 2, i LOVE sockey monkey, I have sewn alot with it for my grandson

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  52. I vote for #1. I like the red/black combo.

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  53. 1 is my favorite.but they are all so cute

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  54. The 2nd one is my favorite. I love monkeys. Sock monkey bring back childhood memories.

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  55. They are all so cute Debby but #1 is my favorite with #3 a very very close second. I have a hunch this is something I would enjoy making. After all, when I grow up I fully intend to be a 'sock monkey' :O

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  56. They r all great blocks but # 2 fav! LOVE this fabric! Brings back memories.

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  57. All of them are adorable, but number one is my favorite!

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  58. #3 has the most contrast for me.

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  59. How cute !! I like number three.

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  60. Nice to read the history behind the sockmonkey. I´ve seen it when I surf around quiltingbloggers and didn´t really understand the cuteness of it! I think block nr one is the best :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  61. I like Block 2. All those cheeky faces made me smile

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  62. Block #2 is my favourite. The sock monkeys are so cute!

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  63. I like block 1. It showcases the cute monkies. Thank you for sharing.

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  64. I like them all but guess I would select number 3. Thanks!

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  65. Cute blocks! Number 1 is my favorite.

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  66. Cute fabric, great blocks. #1 is my favorite.

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  67. I don't think my first post went through. I pick number 3. They are really cute.

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  68. Hard to pick, but I choose #3!

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  69. number 2...but then I love them all

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  70. My DD is a great monkey fan..great fabric!!!i like block 2 so much

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