Monday, April 16, 2012

Fat Quarter Idol + a Giveaway!!

Hey everyone! What's up? So I have two very fun things for you guys today - one is a great  "contest" that you can participate in and have the chance to win something that is really you (emphasis on the "you" - I'll expand on that in a moment) and the other is a giveaway right here on this little ole blog.

First up: Do you think you have what it takes to be the next (er, first) Fat Quarter Idol?!


Oh, this is going to be tons of fun guys!! Here's the gist of it: each week for the next four weeks you will be given a theme, you then select 12 fabrics that evoke that theme for you from Sew, Mama, Sew's shop, pin them to a special board on Pinterest, and you'll have the chance to win that bundle chosen specifically by YOU (remember emphasis on the you)! Now doesn't that sound fun?


Here's the short version of the rules and what you need to do; the full details as well as the place where you sub,it the link to your special board can be found over here on the Sew, Mama, Sew blog.

So why, you might ask, am I so excited about this? Well, because the super-fabulous Heather and I are the judges! Here's how it will go down: each week Heather, the Sew Mama Sew team, and I will narrow the field down to 10 semi-finalists, the winner will then be chosen by public vote. So what will I be looking for when I judge the boards? Well, I'll be looking for interesting colour combinations, selections that aren't all from the same collection (or designer, or company), boards that evoke the theme in interesting ways, and above all I'll just be looking for that unique quality (I know, not overly specific but it's hard to put it into words)! I really can't wait to see your boards guys!

And now onto the giveaway!!!


Basic Grey has just released their first five patterns... and I have all five for one lucky winner! Here they are in all their glory:






Ohhhh, pretty! These five patterns (as well as a free download for the pillow featured on the Promenade cover) are all available in the Basic Grey shop, as well as several online retailers, and I'm sure you can also find them in local quilt shops near you... but you'd rather win them right?!

You have two chances to enter but please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Here's what you've got to do:

1. Leave a comment letting my know which of these five patterns is your favourite.

2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog.
That's it! Two easy-peasy ways to enter! I will close the comments in a week (on April 23rd) and announce the winner here on the blog. International entries are, as always, welcome! Also, please remember that I have comment moderation enabled so if you don't see your comment right away it just means that I haven't had the chance to approve it yet (duplicate comments will be deleted).

*the giveaway is now closed*

170 comments:

  1. Wow! Hard to pick but I think I am loving Hello Zig Zag alot.

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  2. My favourite is the zig zag quilt pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I follow your blog via google reader.

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  4. That's a hard question. If pressed, I would pick Sweet Starlet.

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  5. Fabulous patterns! My favourite is Promenade!

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  6. I love all of them, but I think that my favorite is the Hello Zig Zag.

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  7. I LOVE Sweet Starlet, I pinned this to my pinterest weeks ago. Thanks for the giveaway!

    coraquilts at gmail.com

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  8. I think Promenade is my favorite!

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  9. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  10. I love the Happy Churn Dash and it is happy colors. Thanks for the give away.

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  11. I am a follower of your blog for a long while and do enjoy it.

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  12. Promenade is my favorite, but I really like them all!!

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  13. I am a follower of your blog - love it!!

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  14. I really love Sweet Starlet even though it looks a bit hard for a mere beginner like me.

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  15. Sunday Basket Brunch...always wanted to do a basket quilt and love, love the pattern!
    Thanks bunches for the giveaway!
    Toni
    www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

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  16. I love the Sweet Starlet Quilt Pattern! So Pretty! Thanks for the giveaway! I Can't wait to find out if I've won this beautiful pattern! :)

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  17. Love Sweet Starlet and I recently bought a layer cake of Hello Luscious! Perfect!

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  18. I follow you! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. Thanks for the heads up. Sounds fun. Picking a favorite pattern is tough but I will go with Promenade. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. I am now following your blog thanks to @KayePrince twitter. :-))

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  21. Oh that's a hard decision! I do like Sweet Starlet a lot. Happy Churn Dash is very nice too!

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  22. My favorite is "Hello Zigzag"!

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  23. I am already a follower! Thanks!

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  24. You had me at Hello Zig Zag! LOL

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  25. Ooooooooo, that Sweet Starlet one has sure caught my eye. Thanks for the chance!

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  26. I like the Happy Churn Dash, but I have always loved that block and the red calls to me! Sweet Starlet is nice too!

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  27. I love Sunday Basket Brunch. So pretty.

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  28. I love them all, but really like the simplicity of the Zig Zag. I do follow your blog via google reader.

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  29. I love the sweet starlette quilt.

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  30. I like the diagonal of Hello Zigzag. Kathie L in Allentown

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  31. I am one of your followers. Kathie L in Allentown

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  32. I love the Hello Zig Zag pattern, I've been wanting to try a zig zag quilt

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  33. I love the zig zag and the simplicity of the churn dash.

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  34. I'm also a long time follower :b

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  35. I love Hello Zig Zag. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. My favourite is Hello Zig Zag

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  37. I think Hello Zigzag is my favorite. I like all of them and the fabrics they are made of really make them beautiful.

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  38. My favorite.. umm.. the starlette, no no.. the zig zag.. no the starlett... no the zig zag... shoot! I cannot choose I love them all!

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  39. ooh those look so pretty. I like sweet starlet the best

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  40. Zig Zag quilt pattern is my favorite.

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  41. Happy Churn Dash is very pretty and I would love to give it a try!

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  42. They are all lovely and the only way I can choose it to say that the Happy Churn Dash has a super cute frog on it, so that is the one I like. I think if I won that one, I would make the quilt and frame the pattern.

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  43. I am a follower of your blog. I really enjoy reading it.

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  44. My favorite is Sweet Starlet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. hmmm, I think I'd have to pick 'Sweet Starlet' Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  46. My favourite it the sweet starlet. All are fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. Oh I am just in love with the zig zags. I've been on a big zig zag/chevron kick lately.

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  48. My favorite is Hello Zig Zag. What a bunch of cool quilt patterns! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  49. I'm a follower of your blog already! :)

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  50. I just bought Hello Zig Zag so I think my second favorite would be Sweet Starlet. Oooh, to choose is so hard! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. I think I like the Zig Zag quilt best, although Promenade is a close second!

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  52. And of course I'm a follower!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  53. I love all 5 patterns but my favorite would be Happy Churndash.

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  54. I love coming to your blog full of inspiration. I am a regular follower.

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  55. If I have to pick a favorite it would be Sweet Starlet.

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  56. My favorite is Sunday Basket Brunch.

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  57. Hello Zig Zag is my favorite!!!

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  58. I am a follower of your blog!

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  59. And I like promenade but they are all lovely

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  60. I love all your patterns! I'll just say that Sweet Starlet is one of my favorites.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win a beautiful pattern.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I'm a follower of your blog.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Hello, Im a new follower. I just started blogging yesterday and I am loving it.

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  63. My favorite is the Promenade. It reminds me of a quilt I remember my grandmother working on one winter when I was just a little girl.

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  64. All five patterns are lovely and the colours used here are just - WOW! My favourite is the Hello Zig Zag!
    :o) aseostebo(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. I follow your blog so another chance to win the gorgeous patterns! :o)
    Ase
    aseostebo(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Sunday Basket Brunch is super pretty.

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  67. I just love love love the big Star!!

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  68. Hello Zig Zag is my favorite
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  69. My favourite is the sweet starlet! But, wow, they are all great!

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  70. Thanks for a second chance being a follower!

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  71. My favorite - Hello Zig Zag. Thanks for a chance to win

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  72. I love the sweet starlet but they are all so beautiful

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  73. Love them all, but I think Sweet Starlet is my favorite!

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  74. They are all beautiful! Promenade is my favorite :)

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  75. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  76. I love that Happy Churn Dash quilt! It is so fun!

    I hope you are doing ok! I just saw your last post about all of your newfound free time :( Hope the job hunt goes great!

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  77. Hello Zig Zag is my favourite...but I would love to branch out & try something a little more complicated (like the others!)

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  78. I love Sweet Starlet the best. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. I really like Hello ZigZag, but all are beautiful. kathrynnpolfer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. My absolute favorite is Sweet Starlet

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  81. I'm torn between Promenade and Zig Zag - love the movement in both!

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  82. I follow you via Google Reader :)

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  83. Oh such pretty quilts. I would say Hello Zig Zag is my favorite, mostly because I think that I could create it. I will be heading to their site to check it out.

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  84. Gorgeous - gorgeous - gorgeous! My favorite is Hello Zigzag. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. Oooh, pretties! They're all lovely, but the Sweet Starlet is definitely my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  87. I love that Promenade quilt! So pretty.

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  88. i like promenade the best, but they are all amazing!

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  89. I am such a sucker for the Happy Churn Dash pattern, I have no words!

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  90. And I am a long-time follower!

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  91. I love the Happy Churn Dash! This pattern is very sophisticated and really beautiful.

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  92. Zig zag is COOL!!
    auntiecrafty@yahoo.com

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  93. All five are beautiful...but the one that really catch my eyes is "Promenade"!!

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  94. I am a follower of your blog via google reader!!Thanks for the chance...:)

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  95. I think Sweet Starlet is my favorite, but it is a very hard decision!

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  96. Oh! I really like them all, but Sweet Starlet is my favorite. Thanks for the chance!

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  97. I am also a follower via GFC. :)

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  98. I LOVE sweet starlet!! thanks for the chance to win. Basic Grey + Quilting = perfection!!

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  99. Oooh! So hard to choose, but I'll have to same the Promenade is my favorite!

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  100. And... I follow your blog through Google friend connect :)

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