Friday, April 6, 2012

April 2012 Giveaway - California Girl

We Have A Winner!
The winner is Brita who said "Oh, how I love the California Girl collection! Anything by Joanna Figueroa rocks my world. And roses, sweet red, wild, romantic, on white, gray, green, yellow. Modern in moderate doses. I'm really sick of red with aqua, tho. Orange has been fun this year." Congratulations Brita! And I apologize for the delay in picking a winner. We're in the middle of moving our shop to a bigger space - It's been an exciting, chaotic and wonderful move and I'm so glad we did it!!!
Happy April! I bet you thought I forgot all about my monthly Giveaways! The last few weeks have been a little hectic but I'll tell you all about that another day......let's just get right to the fun stuff! This month we're giving away a 20 piece California Girl Fat Quarter Bundle. I want to say that this collection just screams springtime at me.....but it's such a soft and sweet collection I think it would politely whisper at me instead. California Girl is too ladylike and delicate to scream!

Just leave a comment to be entered to win. I'd love for you to tell me what styles/colors/designers/manufacturers/types of fabrics you're looking for these days. Modern? Brights? Batiks? Romantic Florals? More Riley Blake? More Amy Butler? I could go on and on but I think you're getting the picture! Tell me everything and anything you like in the fabric world - I want to know what's on your fabric loving mind! Spring Quilt Market is coming up so TONS of new collections are about to be released and I want to know what YOU want me to look for. We'll pick a winner on Friday, April 13, 2012!

Good Luck and Happy Sewing,
Jenny

P.S. My favorite style/color/type is anything pink and green and cutesy and floral and feminine.

113 comments:

Jen said...

I love shabby chic right now.... Oh and I'm loving aqua and red and still hating orange and gray... just can't get on the bandwagon! Thanks for the chance to win! Love California Girl! :)

free indeed said...

From my last order with you, I chose Verona and California Girl. I love the softer colorways in fabrics. I also like beautiful large scale prints that would make excellant purses or home decor items.

Katherine said...

Right now i am loving the modern japanese prints, especially on linen! I have been working alot with bright kid friendly prints as I've had a bunch of baby gifts to make lately. California Girl is so girly, my littlest neices would love snuggle blankies out of it.

Annelies said...

I am still sew in love with vintage brights....such as Flower Sugar and PKM. Just love them to pieces. Keeping fingers for the win. Love Figtree too!!!

Carolle said...

I've just started collecting polka dots. I'd like to do a Dresden plate quilt in polka dot. I'm also in the market for a pattern for a Christmas tree skirt. I think California Girl is gorgeous and have had my eye on it since it came out.

memeenh said...

I am enjoying the modern prints and colors - love greens and greys. Want to make a quilt out of California Girl for my own California girl!

Elita in GE said...

I've just finished a top in soft pinks and white. It's so very spring and roses! I am drawn to more traditional patterns with a modern, light feel for the fabrics to take it up a notch. These would look great in a sweet Cape Cod setting!

Kimberly said...

I'm really into bright fabrics right now. I love brights with white!

WandaFish said...

I'm loving so many different styles at the moment! Thanks for the California Girl giveaway - I'd love to get my hands on that bundle!
Lotta Jansdotter's next line looks stunning. I'm also crushing on Pat Bravo's Summerlove and her fabrics always feel so gorgeous too :)

kbzelazny said...

I love brights! Pink, orange, green! Thanks so much!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm starting to get away from using entire lines of fabric together, so I like a two color print, not usually floral, but in saturated colors that I can use in creating original pillows, doll quilts and baby quilts.

JustPam said...

I have been liking the brights lately. Terrain, Verona, etc. This is really pretty and I do like the softer palate.

Barbara McD said...

Unfortunately, my tastes are running a strange gamut, from Civil War prints to 30's prints to prints like California Girl. I know that doesn't help you much . . . .

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the softer, romantic floral fabrics in pastel colors. No particular designer, just whoever has pretty, fresh and "happy" fabric!

Margaret said...

I just don't know what I'm into right now - I'm making a quilt with Rounierres Deux by French General (gorgeous!!), want in the worst way to make a quilt w/ California Girl, and just purchased some Stockholm by Robt Kaufman. I know that I'm not too interested in Reproduction fabric, "girly" fabric, or juvenile fabric. Does that help??

Diane N said...

I like anything girly

Xenia said...

I am really liking bright colors right now...greens, pinks, orange...maybe because it is spring! Love all ou fabric choices. Fig tree has a big soft spot in my heart, and I'm originally from California so I hope to win!

scottylover said...

My favorite always will be the 30's repros, but I lately have been drawn to the fabrics with more of an architectural design to them. Not sure why, but they have been catching my eye!

Sandy A

Joy said...

Oh goodness I need to win this for one of my girlfriends... She is really into these colors right now and just picked this pk up today and wanted to buy it but she has to wait.

sandra said...

I just love fabric and especially anything from Fig Tree or Riley Blake or especially Pat Bravo's new line. I really can't think off the top of my head anything I don't like except for maybe the Civil War fabrics, just because that isn't my style I like bright and happy. Blessings

Jess said...

I'm reeealy excited about Lotta Jansdotter's upcoming line, and Jenean Morrison's next one too.

Valerie said...

I'm loving the Kate Spain, Good Fortune line that I just ordered from you! I'm really into bright florals, but also greys. Anything by Riley Blake is wonderful. Also liking the romantic florals like California Girl.

vwlady said...

I'm liking the pastels & soft colors for spring but, I do like all the options of batiks...since you get both side as usable fabric & they are usually a bit different. Thanks for this great giveaway!

Barb in Mi said...

Whenever I see a new Sweetwater collection I am fascinated - love their colors and designs - Lucy's Crab shack is no exception.
And then there is Figtree - California girl is perfect for spring.
Thank you!

Denny1600 said...

I love it all! Right now I'm attracted to big florals, fabrics with sparkles, and solids. But i'm partial to brights, skies, mountains, grasses . . . Hopeless

HeLlouise said...

my first love is romantic florals in shabby chic but they seem to have gone out of style so , i am loving all the new modern styles, kona solids and the fabrics you have on this page are all goergous, I suppose i just love fabrics, and patchwork and quilting.
helen australia

vivoaks said...

I love so many different designs, colors, and patterns of fabrics, it would be impossible to decide on just one. I'm currently collecting Civil War fabrics, I'm also working on a black background with brights, one with Moda Kansas Troubles, and a scrappy log cabin. Each one is very different from the next. The bundle you're giving away looks beautiful, and I'm sure I could put it to good use!! Thanks for giving us a chance to win it!!

Jessica said...

Modern! Bright! Summery colors :)

Jo said...

I just love bright in your face colors!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I love almost anything with a little grey added!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sallie said...

I love California Girl and Butterscotch and Roses by Fig Tree, and Butterfields by Margot Languedoc. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Cathy said...

I am happy with any kind of new fabric! My current favorites are Verona, New Breeze, Fly a Kite and California Girl looks very pretty and full of sewing potential. I like all colors except black Kona-- I don't know why but I have never gotten excited like some of my friends do about it! Thank you for this wonderful give away.

Theresa said...

It all depends on the mood.... Sometimes modern, sometimes floral. Right now, it's all about spring and refreshing colors~ California Girl feels about just right!!!!

karengene said...

I love Riley Blake fabric!! My new favorite line of fabric.

Kristen said...

I'm all over on fabrics and it depends on my mood. I love finding new fabrics and then ooh and ahhh while wondering if I can just buy the whole store and figure out what to do with it all later. ;) Nice dream, that.

Thanks for a chance.

Madeline said...

I have a new granddaughter, so I'd like to have some pastel small prints or florals to make a feminine delicate quilt.

Chris Goscha said...

I am crushing on bold solids right now. Not even sure why. Though I think California Girl would make a beautiful quilt.

sandyb said...

I am looking for Amy Butler - my daughter loves it and wants bags made of her fabric but I love Riley Blake - well I must I love it alllllll!!!!!

Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Teresa in Music City said...

I'm loving anything aqua and/or lime green for some reason! And I love happy bright designs. I've found that I'm even picking them over my former fave batiks lately :*)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My favorites are usually from Kansas Troubles, I also like soft colors like Martinique

JudyBL said...

I love a variety of fabrics depending on the quilt I am making - anything Fig Tree, Three Sisters, Minnick & Simpson and Christmas fabrics from just about anyone! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Aunt Marti said...

Jenny, I'm making the sample for our June Strip Club from California Girl! I love the Fig Tree fabrics, especially the somewhat brighter colors in this new line.

Laura said...

I am mostly a modern fabric kind of girl but since mantrap to Europe I find I really love the romantic florals like this line.

Gwen W said...

I like a variety of fabric types - and they can be different on any given day! (But I always like Fig Tree) It's fun when you post several collections and ask us to choose our favorites!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

This bundle is sooooo summer...would love to have it. Finger's crossed!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

This bundle is sooooo summer...would love to have it. Finger's crossed!

Linda R. said...

I love geometric prints in different colors such as Pezzy Prints! Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful collection of fabrics.

Cgravely19 said...

I am into Moda's dimple line.
They have nearly every shade you can think of. When ever I buy a really busy print I am sure to find a dimple to go with it.

Cgravely19 said...

I am into Moda's dimple line.
They have nearly every shade you can think of. When ever I buy a really busy print I am sure to find a dimple to go with it.

Cgravely19 said...

I am into Moda's dimple line.
They have nearly every shade you can think of. When ever I buy a really busy print I am sure to find a dimple to go with it.

Cgravely19 said...

I am into Moda's dimple line.
They have nearly every shade you can think of. When ever I buy a really busy print I am sure to find a dimple to go with it.

robin chapa said...

My favs will always be Fig Tree (that's why I HAVE to win, ha ha ha :) ) but lately I'm heading in a modern, funky direction-- but not necessarily loud colors, just bold designs, I guess? Like Joel Dewberry? Erin Morris? I love those.....

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I just LOVE California Girl! Infact, it was one of my inspirations for the Aurifil Designer Collection Competition that's running atm!

I'm in love with pinks, greens & blues generally speaking.. but I love Kate Spain's Good Fortune, Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Modern, the gorgeous shades of greys, blues and greens in Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air..

ShirleyC said...

I love Riley Blake and Jennifer Paganelli fabrics. I basically just love anything with bright colors and cute prints.
Thanks.

Karen GB said...

My latest quilt was the Dear Stella yellow and grays. Just beautiful!

Wind said...

I am expecting my first grandchild and that would be the perfect material for a baby blanket. Love it.

RSHudson said...

That's lovely fabric; thanks for chance to win! I suppose many of my favorites lately have been Riley Blake (Chevrons, Peak Hour...) & Moda (A Walk in the Woods, Ten Little Things, Pezzy Prints); however, I just rec'd some Art Gallery I ordered (oval elements & Poetica) and that fabric is SO SOFT. That was my first experience with that "brand" and I'll look for it again. (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Anonymous said...

I wish I was a California Girl..we are headed for winter down here in Australia! Seriously though I am truly loving the delicate and classic look of Fig Tree fabrics and if you could stock all the old lines (sigh...I wish) I have also been seeking after the fabric called finally Free by Caroline Simas a Kaufman fabric. Lori Holt, Pam Kitty Morning? Lecien sweetly have the ability to pull my heart/purse strings.
t-anne:) grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

robin said...

I need to make a quilt for my son's graduation - I'm thinking of using Curious Nature by Parson Gray.

Nancy said...

I love purple. LOL!

ritainalaska said...

love modern, brights and whimsy! thanx for the opportunity to win this big bundle of spring fabrics.

Dollan said...

I love the Ruby line of fabrics by Moda, especially the aqua and red,

Dollan said...

I love the Ruby line of fabrics by Moda, especially the aqua and red,

Teresa F. said...

I've always been more traditional but...I'm slowly getting into modern and I think I'm loving it. Thanks for the chance. I love California Girl.

Sunnybec said...

Was thinking how to put what fabrics I like and you said it for me! That's exactly me... I also like red at the moment so French General is good too. I love Fig Tree, strawberry fields and butterscotch and roses oh and 3 sisters Oasis... I could go on!! Linda

Irina said...

I love this fabric! thanks for the chance. Lately I'm looking for bright colours, modern designs and I absolutely love Riley Blake.

3girls said...

I like reds and pinks. Looking at my stash that is what I seem to buy. I am looking at buying California Girl. I think Fig Tree designs are my favorite.

Siobhán said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I have a girl crush on Joanna--I love every fabric line that she comes out with. Besides Fig Tree, I love Vintage Modern, Pam Kitty Morning, Minick & Simpson, and red and aqua. I can't wait for Sweetwater's new line. I guess you could say the only thing that doesn't do anything for me are batiks, though they do look pretty in quilts.

Jeannette said...

OOh I want to win since April is my B-day month ;-)

As for fabrics I love right now...Belle by landsotter, anything gray, citron, versatile prints dots, etc.

Dana Gaffney said...

Nice bright fabric has always been my first love, but lately I've been drawn to more subtle colors and lots of florals. Thanks.

Denise in PA said...

What a beautiful bundle! I'm loving the greys/aquas/oranges (tangerine?) right now! Thanks so much for the giveaway chance!

JuneBug said...

Despite planning a baby quilt in soft pastels, I think I'm leaning more toward modern style, bold colors, and blenders in what I'd like to buy this season. I'm already starting to think summer so that might be why!

Mimi said...

I am loving Contemporary prints these days but have changed my tastes easily and quickly depending I suppose on my mood, current project, and who I am making a gift for!

Billy'sgirl said...

I love all fabric, but my favorites lately have been Lush (love it!), Verona, and Good Fortune. And, of course, California Girl, which would make a beautiful, summery lap quilt for the beach house. Now I just need a beach house!

DeeAnn S said...

I'm always on the lookout for pastels in coral, teal, beige and blue. I love summery patterns and designs. This bundle fits the bill! Thanks.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

Jennie P. said...

I'm looking out for pink, blue and orange fabrics because those are my nieces favorite colors and I want to make quilts for them really soon. I love modern prints but I also like vinatge. I do like florals, but I like them on the smaller print side.

Jannis said...

I have a hard time choosing my favorite fabric. There are so many great line out right now. I have been searching for kids fabric lately because I have a few neices that are expecting babies.

Wanda said...

I definitely like bright, saturated colors. Not into civil war repo or 30's feedsack. If Cali Girl were any lighter it wouldn't be for me. It is lovely and very summery so I like it. Although I like the prints of Salt Air I'm not fond of the colors.

Kathy MacKie said...

My taste is as varied as my music is but I do love the color green and purple, thanks for your generous giveaway.

Diann said...

What pretty fabric! My eye leans toward modern and/or bright these days, but I actually like a wide variety of fabric.

Pat said...

Love California Girl, especially the blue colorway! I usually am drawn to contemporary fabrics with high contrast rather than muted, softer shades.

Lisa Marie said...

I buy lots of different types to go with the taste of the person I'm making a project for. If that person is ME, I go for clear colors, mostly modern and anything I deem "interesting". Thanks for the chance to win. These prints would be perfect for an aunt I make quilty gifts for.

Deb said...

I like modern prints and am into bright colors such as purples, aquas, tangerines and bright greens

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I would like to see some more masculine colors, but not ugly. Kinda modern, masculine.

Sarah W said...

fun patterns in bright colors!

Nanci T said...

brights....in batiks always catch my attention!

Jennifer Gail said...

I like reproductions.

Marcia W. said...

I like the fabric lines you carry. My draw to a fabric is a contemporary combination of color, florals, geometrics, and medium-small prints. One color that prefer to limit in my quilt fabrics is pink. I like collections that include clear colors of blue, green, or purple. California Girl is my style as is Good Fortune and Fly A Kite, Vintage Modern and Ruby. Designers I tend to like include Joel Dewberry, Kaffe Fasset, and Kate Spain. I buy based on price and whether I want fabric for a specific quilt I have in mind.

kequilts said...

I really enjoyed making my son a quilt using traditional blocks pieced with batiks in colors reflecting th beauty of nature. It took on a whole contemporary feel. I'd love to try this again with some of the new lines featuring greys, blues and greens.

Lee Ann L. said...

To be honest, I'm into dots... of all kinds! Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

Natalya H said...

I love all my Fig Tree fabrics! I'm also drawn to florals, soft colors. I tend to go for the more modern fabrics for making bags, purses or clothing. Would love to win this bundle!

Turtle said...

that is gorgeous! I have tended to look for the vintage looking americana fabrics the last few years. reds, blues, whites grays... but all muted and soft.

Gretchen said...

I love anything by Fig Tree, Kate Spain, & French General. I especially like gray and purple fabrics too. Thanks for the opportunity for the FQ giveaway.

Deb said...

I love Kate Spain and all her designs; but I've just used some Fig Tree for the first time and absolutely love the resulting quilt! I like the colors in all the Fig Tree lines.

legato1958 said...

I love anything black and white and pink or yellow!!!!!

Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Sue
legato1958@aol.com

debbiekl said...

I like modern girly fabrics - preferably not too much pink. :)

Peggy said...

I love any bright colors and would love a chance to win some of your fabulous fabric for my group, World of Charity Stitching.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

diane said...

My favorite fabrics are the ones that help me match quickly, like far animal clothes for kids. I love California girl especially since I am one!

diane said...

That is supposed to say Garanimal clothes

lynnquiltsalot said...

Love the California Girl fabrics! I'm collecting for a two color red & white quilt right now. But the polka dots I've been seeing online seem to be calling me.

Kate R said...

These are lovely - it's a great line! And yes, I agree, very ladylike and polite :) I'm looking a lot at little boy fabrics, as I'm starting making things for my baby boy, arriving in about 10 weeks! But I'm more personally drawn to fabrics like this - soft and gentle and pretty.

DebrafromMD said...

Right now I'm looking fo geometric prints to make a boys quilt.

Tracy said...

I love florals, anything with greens, red/white, love California Girl! I love vintage too! So many choices, so much fun!

Jo said...

I love Tula Pink's lines and brights plus the new Bella solids.

LucyP said...

I love Fig Tree fabrics, and California Girl is the perfect Spring/Summer line. Looking at them makes me happpy, as will using them. Back in the day when you came out with Fig and Plum I was in Love and have loved every line since then.

Mary Ann Leonard said...

Quilting for over 25 years,my tastes have changed. I love the softer hues and soft fabrics. Including Riley Balke, Kate Spain and Pam Bono (Art Gallery). Used to live in California and would love to have this collection to make a fun summer time quilt!

cae said...

Love Tula Pink and Anna Marie Horner - Japanese prints and anything made with linen. I always have five or more projects going at the same time - With four, going on five granddaughters under six, I never run out of ideas - time maybe, not ideas. I'm always looking for unique, but trendy fabrics that reflect each girls' individual personality.

Katie said...

I've usually like modern prints but for some reason the last couple weeks I've been really in to vintage-y prints. I really like the reproductions from the 30s. I hope I can find a cool pattern soon to use with them! :)

Michelle said...

i'm trying to learn to open my horizons and try different patterns and fabrics. sweetwater of any pattern works for me. thanks for the chance to win.

Dianalyn said...

love the collection! i love all colors and trying new patterns and methods.

Brita said...

Oh, how I love the California Girl collection! Anything by Joanna Figueroa rocks my world. And roses, sweet red, wild, romantic, on white, gray, green, yellow. Modern in moderate doses. I'm really sick of red with aqua, tho. Orange has been fun this year.

Diane said...

I love the soft feminine colors of anything Joanna Figuaroa designs.

Anonymous said...

I just purchased the Verona fat quarters from you and I love them. I would love to hae the California Girl fabrics. I like pastels and soft colors for spring. Thanks for a chance to win the fabric.