Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Great Outdoors & a Giveaway

Timber & Leaf Collection by Sarah Watts for Blend Fabrics
The new Timber & Leaf Collection by Blend Fabrics created quite a stir with my oldest daughter Audrey (32). I sent her the link to the designer's web site, Sarah Watts. Within 2 minutes I received this frantic phone call: Mom, I want it all! I want a dress and a blouse and a skirt - and I know she was already planning the shoes she would wear with each item. (Did I say that she is Imelda Marcos reincarnated?)
Hotpad in colors to make anyone happy to serve dinner!
 The first thing I did was cut strips, sew them together and then cut out 60 degree triangles for these quick-to-make hot pads. Audrey's favorite print is these FOXES! Wow, did she go nuts over these. Her second favorite print is that of the tree rings.

Some of the other colors and prints - Yes, I have plans (and a giveaway)
Here are those fox faces in my easy pillow with a flange and simple bow.


My new, go-to pattern for an easy tote (I'm storing yarn in mine; Audrey stores cloth napkins in hers)
And one more thing - an apron! The curved bottom piece is taken from the same piece as the curved piece on the tote. I will offer a tutorial another day.
Apron with curved raw edge applique (using fusible interfacing)
These fabrics are very exciting for both young and old. I know you'll agree and so you want to know if the giveaway is these fabrics. Well, duh! Why would I tempt you with them and not offer a fabric bundle.

6 fat quarters of Timber & Leaf by Sarah Watts for Blend Fabrics
How can you win?
1. Go to the Blend Fabrics Facebook page and see what's happening over there. Some of the most beautiful fabrics and creative designers today! (And, no, I'm not tracking you. This is a suggestion, but I hope you'll do it).
2. Tell me what YOU'D do with that fox face fabric! So totally out of the ordinary, but it really grabs you!
3. The contest is over midnight Sunday, January 6th. One winner of 6 fat quarters. Wish I had more, but I cut into a lot of the fabrics. You'll just have to go buy some!

Remember, January 7th is the first blog hop of the New Year with more prizes. If you want to hear about it, BE A FOLLOWER!

Until then, may all your days be filled with such beautiful fabric!

78 comments:

  1. I like the grey and yellow combination. Soft colours! I'd like to try your hot pads with the fox fabric.

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  2. The fox fabric is wonderful, but I also like the cut logs. I think the fox fabric would make an awesome fussy cut hexie flower.

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  3. I would make a rag quilt for a little girl who will soon be adopted from India. The foxes are so soft and pretty.

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  4. What a pretty colour combination and such a sweet/unusual fabric with the foxes. Fabric this fabulous should be shown off on a great bag.
    Thank you for the chance.

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  5. The colors are very pretty. I think they would make cute pillows.

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  6. What gorgeous fabrics! I love it all, the logs, the bears, the foxes. I would make a tote bag for sure, and work some of it into a quilt.

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  7. I love that fabric and would love to win

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  8. Those foxes would be cute in a tote.
    I really like the birds too.

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  9. Oh, those foxes would have to go into a table runner for my sister she loves all things fox-related! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I think I would attempt my first zippered tote bag with that cute fox fabric!

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  11. ooooh...my sons' last name is Fox and wouldn't a nice lap quilt look gorgeous? Not to frilly/girly..just perfect.


    I liked Blend on Facebook too..can't wait to see what else they'll come out with next.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  12. If I had only a small amount of the fox face fabric (say that five times fast!) I'd make a cover for our iPad. I've been looking for a fabric I can fall in love with that isn't so whimsical that my sweetheart won't carry it on a business trip. I think this would be perfect.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  13. Love the fabric! I can see pillowcases for the Grands. jbechosend at sbcglobal.net

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  14. What a great giveaway! I would make a purse/bag with it. Thanks
    for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. The fabrics at Blend Fabrics FB are really gorgeous, I really like the Chinoiserie collection.

    Wow, these foxes have me hooked, they're truely I-Spy! I'd use the fabric as fuzzy-cut patches in children's quilts, but I also like your extraordinary pillow!

    Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!

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  16. Love these fabrics!!! I would make some pillow cases -- we are "outdoorsy" all the way. Thanks.

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  17. A quilt for my son!

    sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. Love the fox faces! Most certainly make a quilt for my granddaughter who loves animals!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  19. I like the idea of a bag for my Grand-daughters ballet shoes or for my other grand-daughter for her treasures. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  20. I'd like to try making a messenger bag with a fussy cut fox coin purse to go with it. I know several girls that would love them. But then again they would also make a great baby quilt.

    thelady(at)hotmail.com

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  21. I think I would make a journal cover with the fox faces. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I think I would make an nature type wallhanging

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  23. At Christmas my BIL and SIL were telling me that they are looking for fox-themed items. They lead a cub scout den and the fox is their official animal. I would love to make a tote bag for them to carry supplies to meetings -- they would think that was great!

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  24. I have no idea what I would make with the fox fabric, but it is so adorable! What a cute fabric line!

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  25. What a cute line of fabric. I love foxes and I would love to include this fabric in the wristlets I'm going to make this winter.

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  26. Love that bag for clothes pins! The soft colours in this range are lovely and would make a wonderful table runner for my dining room.

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  27. I am in the planning stages of a chicken quilt with a black and white theme. I think I would like to set the fox amongst the chickens, as the saying goes!

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  28. Good Morning Debby. I showed the Fox Faces to Connor (12 yo grandson) and he immediately asked "Grandma, could you make me a shirt out of that?" And of course grandma said "Yes" so shirt it will be!!! And maybe a 'tv throw' or 'bean bag chair' to round out the package! Thanks Debby, I am excited about this.

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  29. Oh Debby you did a wonderful job showcasing these fabrics. I love these. On their FB I really like the old lady and the dancer. Like some of my friends. I would so make placemats and napkins for my friend. She is all about the outdoors, and she loves to decorate like this in their summer cabin. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  30. Great fabrics - I love the deer!
    The fox fabric would make a great quilt for my son!

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  31. I am thinking a new chair cushion for my husband's hunting stool. He has a ratty old thing on it now. I could make a new one and he could sit in his hunting blind in style.

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  32. My sister's friend loves foxes. I would make her a pillow.

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  33. They are adorable fabrics, I love the light colorful gold tone and the pillow is just what I need to make

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  34. Wonderful fabrics! I see foxes in my yard sometimes so I am extra fond of them. I'd isolate the fox faces with solid sashimg and fussy cutting--polaroid blocks? Log cabin centers? In a stripe across a bag?

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  35. Though this is the year of the scarf/shawl for me (I have so decreed), the colors would do nothing for me.

    BUT it's a fun and lovely print - the whole line is a hoot, if you'll excuse the expression - I can see it as part of a purse or bag, especially mixed with some of the synthetic leather that's so hot in my area right now.

    The important thing here, though, is this: What is the pattern for your tote bag? :-)

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  36. This is a fun line. I would make a book bag for a boy. Thanks for the introduction to this collection.

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  37. To Fiber Babble (you are a no-reply commenter, so I can't email you!)
    You asked about that tote bag. It is a pattern I found in the Spring 2010 issue of my FAVORITE magazine: Interweave's Stitch. It's called the Eco Shopper, but I, of course, changed the pattern. I added lining, the bottom curved edge and I did the binding my way. Interweave does sell the bag separately at their site. I do NOT design bags!

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  38. I love that fox fabric. My husband would love to have a lap quilt made out of this fabric since his room that he sits in is outdoors type theme. Or maybe I better make him a couple of arm covers to hold his remotes with on his new recliner. Thanks for the chance to win

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  39. oh sigh... this fabric was love at first sight when I saw it on Printpattern spotlighting Sarah Watts!! I want to use this for our master bedroom/ nursery combination since we are out of rooms for a full fledge nursery. I love the brown, yellow, gray colors... sweet for a baby, and lovely for adult accents too! I want to create a baby quilt, bumper, pillow accents for master bedroom.
    lynn_family@hotmail.com

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  40. Love this fabric collection more each time I see it. I think I'd make some pillows for my daughter - she would be over the moon for those foxes and I think her boyfriend would like them too.

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  41. I would love to use the fox face fabric in a tote or a pillow! I love this whole line!

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  42. I am in love with both the pillow and tote...think I would try something similar. Thanks, Debby, for the chance!

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  43. I love the fabrics. they are so different from everything out there. gorgeous. I can totally see a toss pillow out of the fox fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Those are amazing fabrics! I think a headband would look adorable in that fox fabric! Either that or a little cute purse :) Maybe both!

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  45. I really like this line of fabric. I think I would make a zip top bag. I went and looked at the facebook page and found a lot a cute things(including your pillow).

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  46. Your easy tote pattern catches my eye, and I think it would look great in the fox faces fabric.

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  47. A lap throw for hubby would be a great use for the fox faces!!!!

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  48. I am a follower.
    I love those fabrics too. Such unique patterns.
    The fox fabric is super cute and I wonder how it would look making kaleidoscope blocks in a quilt?

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  49. I think I would use the fox fabric on a bag. It's so cute! All of them are, I love the one with the red birds! Thanks for the chance to win these! :)

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  50. I'm glad you introduced Blend Fabrics. I liked all the give away fabrics! I need a cover for my Kindle Fire or cute bag/tote. But I was thinking about sleeping shorts OR boxers for Pete.

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  51. 2. I would love to make some pillowcases out of these lovely fun fabrics. Thanks the chance to win.

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  52. 2. I would love to make some pillowcases out of these lovely fun fabrics. Thanks the chance to win.

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  53. These will make a really cute childs quilt.

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  54. Very cool fabrics; this is the first time I've seen them. I think I would fussy cut some fox faces for a quilt for my nephew. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  55. I'd make a mini backpack for my daughter, she loves wildlife in any form so the foxes would be perfect!
    Ani in NC playdoll2(AT)gmail.com

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  56. I'd be making something special,,like a lovie blanket for my 15 month old grandson. He's just beginning to discover everything! He loves to see animals, and hear us all say the noises they make, while he giggles & tries to make the noise as well! Thanks for the chance to wi.

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  57. Honestly? I would keep this in a bundle and rub them against my cheek for a week or two. I would make a bag, or a small quilt, or maybe a pillowcase so I can keep loving it.

    Because I really LOVE this fabric. I would jump up and down if I won! Thanks for the chance to win ;)

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  58. I would use the fox fabric in a lap quilt for my husband. I just purchased a Janome 7700, and I need to make him something to thank him. Also, he loves the outdoors. These fabrics are beautiful!

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  59. The colors is so lovely! I think it will make a perfect baby quilt.

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  60. I,too,love this fabric line! Guess I am thinking more about garment sewing, cause I think the fox face fabric would make a great vest front. You could use the deepest plum color (solid) for the back and front contrast, and add some dark berry buttons. If I had enough fabric left, I could make a matching clutch or small bag.

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  61. I'd make pillows. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Oh so lovely - thi sis the first I've seen of this fabric and I love it!! I realy really want to try making an infinity scarf and I think those foxes would look pretty awesome!!! Yay I am a follower (by email).

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  63. I think the foxes would make a great pillow for my daughter!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail dot com

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  64. the fox faces would be awesome in a skirt. LOVE these fabrics!

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  65. Love these fabrics and THAT pillow! Little dresses...pillow cases...wall hanging to send to So Korea...so many things! Follower here and on FB TIA B-)

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  66. I'd make a bag with the foxy fabric. Then i can take it round with me and show it off.

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  67. I've just visited Facebook. There are some beautiful fabrics there, Chinoiserie quite took my fancy.

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  68. Of course you could use some scraps for a great I Spy Quilt, but I think I'd use this foxy fabric for a great table runner.

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  69. I am a new "liker" of this blog and it would be such an honour to win this lovely fabric. Only then I would decide what to do with it.

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  70. Hi they are all so pretty i think the foxes with another color added would make a nice apron .

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  71. Hi they are all so pretty i think the foxes with another color added would make a nice apron .

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  72. I think your cushion is really cute, so either that or I think they would make a really eye-catching handbag too :)

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  73. They would make a cute baby quilt :)

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  74. Gooooorgeous fabrics! I love, Love LOVE that Fox faces print. I think I'd be making a kindle book bag with an assortment of those prints. It's so cute and did you know I have a little fox in my sewing space? Coincidence, I think not - lol I also have a nametag made by a friend with a wiley fox on it, I took that as a compliment.

    Jane

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  75. Wow Debby!!! This is sooo amazing, thank you!!

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  76. I love all the grays and yellows.

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