Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Windham Wednesdays - Tasty!

This contest is OVER; Sallie W from Texas is my winner. Congratulations, Sallie!

Yum, yum. I love cream and sugar - in my tea. Only cream in my coffee. But the new collection by Windham Fabrics: Cream and Sugar is so delightful that I could eat it up (no calories, btw). This collection by designed by Ampersand Design Studios - Morgan and Carrie, two very talented young women (not to be confused with one graying old woman here).

Cream and Sugar by Windham Fabrics
I cut some squares for a simple piecing project
I cut some squares to go with my Arrowheads template set (similar to the Tri-Recs tool).

Squares, half-rectangle triangles and some covered buttons and felt "bling"
What do they make?

These are my Tilt Blocks. First appeared in my first book (2004)
I even did a pattern for Windham from years past and the pattern is STILL available. Here is the quilt called "Tumbling Dice" using the Play Collection. Click that link for the free pattern.

Tumbling Dice pattern (check out the Windham Pattern Archive)
OK. What else did I make? Using another pattern from my new book (and yes they are NOW available!!), this is my version of Red Mango Tango, only this isn't red!

Mango Tango in Cream and Sugar.
What if you turned one section 90 degrees? And then did it 4 times?
 And what does the block look like from the back side? (OK, I mean wrong side!)

I think people want to see what paper piecing looks like on the wrong side
 Four of these blocks create the illusion of a 5th block in the center. Tricky, huh?
Red Mango Tango (in book). Four of the "twisted" blocks
I did the same thing in my book: Supersize 'Em Quilts with Snow Crystals.
Snow Crystals (a traditional block); 4 blocks appear as 5
Books are in!
Next week I will begin a contest to win a copy of this book. But for now, I am offering free shipping (USA only, sorry) for this through March. And, you can add my second book, Supersize 'Em Quilts for $20 - free shipping! Click here for info: Ordering Paper Piecing Perfect Points.

Back to Cream and Sugar. Would you like to WIN a fat quarter bundle of Windham's Collection shown at the top of this post? Well, you can. Windham wants you to "like" Cream and Sugar on their Facebook page. Easy thing to do. Then come back and tell me how you would use this collection of fabrics. Anything goes!

1. Leave a comment (make sure I can see your email)
2. Tell me how you envision using this collection
3. If you have a Facebook account (I know some of you don't - you can still enter my contest) go like them and let me know you were there.
4. Contest over Saturday, March 2 at midnight.

You will be seeing this collection again. Windham and I have some fun things in the works. Like I said, fun fabric is yummy and should be pulled out when you're hungry for being creative!

97 comments:

  1. Very sweet indeed - oh a lot of fussy cutting for some cute Attic Window blocks.

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  2. Those are wonderful fabrics and it looks great in the points. I would love seeing it used as appliance covers.

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  3. This collection screams spring table runner for coffee lovers. I can see me sitting at the table on Easter morning sipping java and fingering the table runner.

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  4. Oooh! I like Windham Fabrics on Facebook, too.

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  5. Very sweet fabric. I can see a table runner.

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  6. I "liked' them on facebook. Thanks.

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  7. I liked them and the post about Cream and Sugar! I think I would make placemats for my table, table runner, maybe some seat cushions...

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  8. How about a small quilt to hang in the kitchen~great colors!
    mhuges5@gmail.com

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  9. Great fabric. I envision a child's quilt.

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  10. I liked Windham Fabrics on Facebook.

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  11. I can see myself making tablerunners and mug rugs out of those great fabrics. My sisters would be the real winners! Thanks for the chance.

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  12. Oh the collection is so delicious and I cannot wait to get a tast of them. They would make great mug rugs or table runners for tea time with the girls. I have liked them on the Windham Fabrics facebook.

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  13. I love your patterns--your designs are wonderful!

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  14. O wow. I just got your new book Paper piecing perfect points and would love to use the fabric to play around with in some of those beautiful blocks. Thanks for the chance to win

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  15. I already am a facebook fan of Windham

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  16. Liked Windham fabrics, and your message at it to, I like the sugar and cream fabrics, because of the colors, kind of vintage style, asking for a rather modern quilt, with color blocking

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  17. I would make new placemats or a table runner. Thanks for the chance!

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  18. I like Windham's Collection on FB.

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  19. I have visited FB. I think I would like to make something bright and cheerful for my kitchen

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  20. I am not sure what I would make but probably a table cover for my daughter who loves coffee.. Thanks for the chance to win. and I love Windham on FB.

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  21. I recently saw a pattern that has some large blocks that would be perfect to feature some of the cute, large prints in this collection. It would be a lap quilt that I would probably give as a gift. I don't do FB and I appreciate that you still let me enter the drawing. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. This is a great collection! I'd use them as a table topper and matching mug rugs, hot pads, placemats....anything for the kitchen. thanks so much!

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  23. Definitely would have to make placemats and hot pads with this fun fabric collection.

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  24. I think I would use the Swirly Girls Designs pattern Perfect Ten with these fabrics. They are such fun!

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  25. I already like Windham Fabrics on facebook!

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  26. Debby, thank you so much for the beautiful blog post about our Cream & Sugar line!! We absolutely love your ideas!!! Cheers :) Morgan & Carrie (Ampersand Design Studio)

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  27. I 'liked' these fabrics on the Windham page and think I'd try some paper piecing with them.

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  29. Hi Debby. This fabric would be so cute made into a table runner or some placemats and potholders or mug rugs-anything for the kitchen.Thank you for the giveaway. (I love the Snow Crystals quilt)

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  30. I already like Windham Fabrics on FB.

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  31. I would like to see this collection in a tote bag.

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  32. I already like Windham Fabrics on Facebook .... and love your designs too! Thanks!

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  33. I was recently in an only swap where we all made cup quilt blocks, this would be awesome to piece together for the backing.

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  34. I would love to make a fun lap quilt for the porch with this wonderful bundle! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. I like their Facebook page, too. Thanks for the extra chance.

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  36. i'd make a runner, place mats and napkins for my table!

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  37. i follow windham farbrics on facebook and have left a comment on their post on this 'cream and sugar' giveaway.

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  38. Una colección muy divertida. Ideal para salvamanteles o posavasos.

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  39. I would make some kind of quilt. I just love the colors.

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  40. I do follow Windham on Facebook.

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  41. i would love to make placemats with this darling fabric! And thank you for opening your contest to those of us who are not on Facebook. It is much appreciated.

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  42. I love this fabric! I probably would follow suit and make tumbling dice for a wall hanging in my kitchen. Just ordered your paper piecing perfect points. Making a large wall hanging for my stairwell.

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  43. I liked this line on Windham's Facebook page which I follow. If I were fortunate enough to win, I think the fat quarters would make a beautiful spring quilt.

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  44. Love that Cream and Sugar fabric. I would love to make that tilt pattern of place mats. Maybe two tilts per mat depending on the fabric. How charming that would be. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  45. I have "Liked" them on Facebook and I've made a comment that I do. What cute fabric for a placemat for my morning coffee. Love it!!

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  46. I have also liked Windham on Facebook. I could use this fabric for some new placemats and mugrugs.

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  47. I have allready liked Wyndham fabrics on facebook but I did like the picture about this fabric while I was there. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Gorgeous new fabric line. Love those color combinations together. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I can see a table runner or table topper and some placemats.

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  50. I alreay follow Windham Fabrics on Facebook.

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  51. Kitchen and breakfast nook wear! Aprons! cafe curtains!

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  52. I already liked Windham so I went and liked the post about the fabric!

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  54. I "Liked" them on FB and commented!
    I'd make a tablerunner and placemats and/or mugrugs for my son and d-i-l!

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  55. I'm thinking this woule make some awesome kitchen accesories for me. I have a fairly new to me home and I still haven't soen anything with the kitchen. But these colors would look great in there. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. This would be sew cute to decorate a kitchen with these fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for the chance to win even though I do not have a Facebook account.

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  57. I have "liked" Windham on FB. I have a pattern for a quilt and been looking for a fabric collection. This would look great.

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  58. I liked the post about you & the fabrics. I would use the fabric to update my kitchen small appliance covers which are showing wear after having been around for a very long time!

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  59. The fabrics would make a great table topper and mug rugs.

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  60. I have already "Liked" Windham onFB

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  61. Those are wonderful fabrics and it looks great in the points. I would love seeing it used as appliance covers. I agree with Needlemom, I love PP and would love to try your book, I am decorating my kitchen, its colors are green and off white, so it need COLOR, these dramatic Points would make great wall hangings, appliance covers, table runner..

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  62. Gorgeous fun fabrics , I would love to use these to make placemats and table runners . Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  63. I won't do Facebook things because of privacy issues, but I really do like the fabrics, and it's okay not to be entered. =) I LOVE your block from Mango Tango in these fabrics. The bottom side looks so neat. My mother always said a garment should look as good on the inside as the outside, and I believe the same about blocks. This one is pretty enough to be the top side. =)

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  64. Cream and Sugar would make a cute table runner for a breakfast nook!

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  65. I "Like" Windham Fabrics on FB!

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  66. I think I like a nice bag with matching scarf out o these fabrics.

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  67. I have a duffle bag pattern I've been wanting to make up

    Liked Windham's post about your blog and their page

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  68. I left a comment on Windham's page and I already like them.

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  69. I think I would use the material in a Dresden Plate quilt I want to make. Thanks!

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  70. Love the fabrics. i have always liked Windham lines. They think like me..... Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  71. Cream and Sugar is fun and very colorful! I can think of several projects I would love to make with it.....table runner, apron, grocery store bag holder, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, fabric baskets, and more. Thank you!

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  72. I love those fabrics. I would certainly use it in my kitchen...either for an
    apron, trim on tea towels, table topper or a wonderful picnic quilt. Thank
    you so much for the fabulous giveaway!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. I liked Windham Fabric on FB. I also liked their post on the Cream & Sugar fabric line.
    (Rhonda Gaines Desgranges)

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I'm seeing the little grand in a play outfit. Think it would cause quite a stir!

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  75. It would be wonderful for some placemats in my kitchen.

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  76. Tasty indeed! I have been admiring this fabric since I first caught a glimpse of it :D Really neat how your pattern is re-invented!

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  77. Yes, I am a fan of Windham Fabrics on Facebook!

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  78. I do do do like Windham fabrics on FB!

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  79. I would love this fabric to do some kitchen inspired paper piecing...I have an older book called Cups and Saucers with adorable patterns!

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  80. I think I would make a wonky log cabin kid quilt...so bright and fun!

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  81. Such a beautiful bundle, thanks for the chance to win!

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  82. I would use them to make an apron for my friend. She requested one as her next birthday present and this fabric would be perfect!

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  83. I'm also a Fan of Windham Fabrics on Facebook :)

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  84. I love the fabric. Would have to make some bags or maybe placemats and a runner.

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  85. I am a Windham fan on Facebook.

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  86. Oh I know what I would love to do with them. I have been searching for the perfect fabric to decorate my kitchen counter this would be perfect. I have an electric teapot, coffee maker and lazy susan would love to use these as mats, almost like mug rugs but bigger quilt them up and spray with scotch-guard. They would be perfect for spring. Please enter me in your wonderful give a way...thank you and have a great day.

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  87. I liked Windham on FB and hopefully will send more viewers to you. I know my post is a little late but FB would not work with me last night....

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  88. Thanks for the contest. I would definitely use them to make a cover for my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. This is just the fabric I have been looking for.

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  89. I have now liked Windham on Facebook.

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  90. I would make several reversible aprons. The fabrics are so cheery. Thanks for the contest. I have like Windham.

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  91. How funny, I got so busy with the Windham page that I think I forgot to come back and comment. I think I'd make a tea cozy first and then, who knows? pbstrand@msn.com

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