January 03, 2012

Blogger's Choice Fabric Bundle Contest

I just found out about this awesome contest! It is over at Quokka Quilts and if you love fabric, quilting or spending hours & hours browsing Fat Quarter Shop, you just have to go check it out.

The deal is this...you choose 15 fabrics (12 prints, 3 solids) in a combination you love (or think someone else would love) and they will judge and choose 3 winners to receive a half yard of ALL their fabric choices!

When I first heard about it, I poo-pood my fabric choosing abilities because, really, I'm not that good at picking coordinating prints & colors. I'm relatively new at quilting and I usually let someone else pick the fabrics or I get ideas from magazines or books. But to win all that fabric? I was up for the challenge.

My first idea was to match a Pottery Barn wall hanging I bookmarked probably 3 years ago when we were deciding on paint colors for our new house. I love the color combinations! Here it is:

So, I searched & put together this bunch of fabric:

I like it a lot but I don't LOVE it.

So...I thought some more about things that I DO love and things that make me happy and I decided to try to match the colors & patterns of a sunset. I am a bit nuts when it comes to taking pictures of the sky and ooo-ing and aaah-ing at the beautiful sunsets we have here in Kansas. We don't have any pesky mountains or hills around here to block the horizon and I have a particularly wonderful view of the evening sky from my westward facing deck. Here's a sampling of some of my favorite photos:

And here is the fabric I found that I think captures some of the colors, textures & tones:

It's deep & bold & different and I think it would make an amazing quilt!

I don't even want to think about how long I spent browsing fabric for this. But, it was fun. And what would be even more fun is if I was one of the 3 winners. If I'm not...I just might have to get some of this fabric anyway.

So, thank you to Quokka Quilts and to Fat Quarter Shop for this fun project and the chance to win!

My fabrics in order:
Rainbowesque Batiks Navy with Teal Scroll SKU# 22022-497
Aunt Grace Centennial Solids Royal Blue SKU# 5901-2706
Simple Pleasures Purple Cloud Texture SKU# 0871-3
Royal Gardens Purple and Gold Sparkles SKU# 8555-14G

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Purple Paint SKU# 3875-P
Floral Folio Dark Violet Allover Leaves SKU# Y0816-46
Juicy Blossoms Orange Spreading Seeds SKU# 21822-O
Sew Heavenly Orange Rolling Clouds SKU# 0832-2

Early Morning Batiks Orange Leaves and Flowers SKU# 22025-885
Bella Solids Golden Wheat SKU# 9900-103
Little Apples Lollipop Leaves SKU# 18512-46
French Dress Teal and Walnut Woven Texture SKU# 8629-113

Tavern Blues Black Floral Vine Texture SKU# 4047-112
Black Tuxedo Batiks Raven Floral SKU# 2349-494
Bella Solids Black SKU# 9900-99

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