Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Urban Circus - Giveaway!

First, thank you all so much for your very thoughtful and sweet notes on my last post. They were really wonderful companions and will be terribly missed. I'm still a pretty big weepy mess but each day will get a bit easier. All of the personal stories you shared, good thoughts and prayers you sent my way are really tremendously kind. Thank you.

Let's get to that giveaway now! As you all know, my second line with Robert Kaufman called Urban Circus is coming out soon. It will start shipping in August which is just around the corner! I can hardly believe it... I think it's a bright and cheery line and I see so many possibilities for cute projects! Quilts, pillows, pjs, bags, clothes for the kiddos, clothes for big people (I would love a skirt from the elephants...).

I whipped up a picnic quilt a few weeks ago that I just love. The quilt pattern is from Erin at House on the Hill Road and it has little pockets on the back of each corner so you can tuck a rock in each corner to keep your quilt from blowing away. It's hand tied and with the big 16x16 squares it came together in an evening. I just backed it with a simple bed sheet so I didn't have to mess with piecing the back.




Here's the details on the giveaway. Good luck!!
-I'd love to hear what projects you'd make with Urban Circus
-Two lucky winners will each get FQ packs with both Spring and Earth color ways
-I'll draw the winners this Sunday AM, 7/10

Urban Circus in Spring



Urban Circus in Earth



A quick update and another fabric giveaway! After you leave your comment here, make sure you go visit my pal Sam's blog, Mummysam. She's got a new line coming out with Robert Kaufman in the same time frame and you will LOVE her fabric!

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Jodi said...

My boys would get a quilt!

Allison said...

Those would make such cute his and hers baby quilts! I would pair them with some solids in those fun colors....LOVE the fabric! -Allison

Gerry said...

First item would be a cover for my netbook using the Urban Circus in Earth tones.

Then no doubt a tote to carry books to and from the library

What quirky fabric these two are.

Gerry

Kendra said...

ohhhh...I LOVE the fabric you chose for your quilt...its such a bright and happy print. I've been trying to get pregnant and trying not to get discouraged...month 3 on clomid. So maybe if I win the giveaway I will put together a baby quilt to keep me busy and thinking positive. :)

Eve said...

I already felt like I won the lotto when I heard Robert Kaufman picked up Urban Circus. Let's put the icing on the cake here, pretty please?

Such a no-brainer for me - these fabrics would need to be used in something really lasting - a quilt for sure. Two quilts if I won - one for my girl, and one for my boy!

Donnell said...

I will make a car organizer that hangs on my passenger seat. It would liven up my dark car so very much.

Hopeful Homemaker said...

I have so many friends having babies right now, I'd make several baby quilts for them. These are fun and cheery! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would make a quilt and pillow. Thanks for the great giveaway. Debra

Kate said...

This fabric would make a great kid's tote bag :)

Kelli said...

Oh lordie...these fabrics are TOO cute. In addition to a baby quilt and a wet bag for his swimmies, I can totally see doing up some rompers and/or some jammies for my 4 1/2 mon. old son in the Earth line. I would totally use the Spring one for some pj pants for me!

Leila and Ben said...

The Urban Circus in Earth would make a great boy quilt! That is what I would do with it...

Dolly said...

Oh, those are cute with all the circus animals !
I like to fussy-cut fabrics like this to make books for my grandbabies, and of course the fabric would wind up in more than one baby quilt.......unless I decided to use it in a couch quilt for myself !

Thanks for letting me enter your giveaway.

abby o said...

I love all your fabrics!! I am patiently awaiting my daughter's arrival (due date tomorrow, so far no sign of her...) and have been sewing away trying to make a cute nursery. The colors of the spring colorway are just what I'm using so it would probably end up in a crib quilt, I also need to make some little fabric boxes for diaper storage etc. Anyway thanks for the great giveaway and keep up the good work, your designs are all darling.

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Oh my goodness---this is such a cute line!!! I can see a baby girl quilt in the Spring line and a baby boy quilt in the Earth line! I could also a very cute purse in the Spring line---just way too cute! Thanks for the opportunity! Can't wait to get a hold of some of this new line!

Rene' Sharp said...

I am battling to find fabric to make a quilt for my 3 year old son, and the Earth fabric would be just perfect for that. The other would be just stunning for a lovely summer hat for each of my nieces!

teresamnj said...

What an adorable print! I think my daughter would love a quilt made from this line.

SheilaC said...

I would love to make a quilt for my daughter's best friend!! It would be SO cute :)

Thank you for the wonderful give away

SheilaC

Betty said...

Very cute fabric!! I would make a quilt and pillow covers.

Tucker said...

I have a few pregnant friends, so I would love to make some snuggly baby quilts for them!

Agnes said...

Love Urban circus! There are so many babies arriving in the family so definitely a baby quilt!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

These fabrics are great! I think those elephants and the dots would make great little dresses and skirts for my baby girl :). Congratulations on the upcoming release.

VeeV said...

lovely fabric...

i would make a sweet baby quilt for my niece who is expecting her baby in october...

wish me luck!!!

xo
eva

Mel Nunn said...

Aww these are lovely! I would love to make some reader bags for my son who starts school in January.

One Little Thread said...

Your fabrics are beautiful and perfect for kids quilts or clothes. I could also imagine some darling cushions for a child's room

Mom on the Move! said...

What a great line - love it. I can think of so many things to make with it!

domoshar said...

Lovely fabrics!
I am currently loving the the Tufted Tweets collection, but I see a new favorite here.

I see some baby items, bag accessories, kids apparel, aprons, a blouse for me.. However I will first a quilt for my boy.

Fern said...

My sons' room is blue and orange, so this would be perfect for them! I want to start on a cozy corner for reading, so I'd probably use these as feature fabrics on the cushions :D

#7buslady said...

How lovely! And a have a bunch of friends and relatives having babies soon!

Anonymous said...

What darling prints!! I have a few friends with new babes on the way...what a wonderful quilt this bundle would make! Thanks for the opportunity!
cbnovick@hotmail.com

Rafael's Mum said...

I just love the picnic quilt you made... at what a good idea to put pockets for stones in ! I'm afraid I would not be very original but make a gorgeous quilt like that!

Dan said...

a stuffed animal for my giraffe-mad son

Anonymous said...

Your fabrics are so great and prompt me to create whimsical quilts. I'm currently making a barn & donkey quilt with the donkeys in boots fabric (have to come up with some clever name as it's going to Ireland).

I think with this fabric I would be tempted to cut out some of the animals and spplique stitch them to white Kona cotton. The colourful animals against white would be striking. As babies don't use pillows, I would also cut out some animals, put them on artist paper, and frame it. Kind of like the butterfly displays many scrapbookers made. I love the 3-D look of the colourful shape raised against white. On the reverse side of the quilt, I would do thin, curvy lines of fabrics on a white field. With my far-away nephews and neices having babies, I send them special quilts so they know I'm thinking of them. This one would be fantastic!

So, fingers crossed! Thanks for the great give-away! Cheers! Kathleen

Beth said...

I am so excited to try my hand at a more "modern" look than I usually seek--I'm thinking of a casual quilt, something to read on outside under the bright blue sky. I would frame your great designs with some Kona cotton in understated colors, and then surround each block with some quiet space, maybe in a khaki or sand or elephant gray.

Thanks for the chance to enter, and for your inspiring fabric and designs.

Munaiba said...

I'd like to make either a quilt or some bags for my 7 year old granddaughter. I haven't seen her for 4 years and, all being well, she's coming to visit in 2 weeks.

Marit said...

Lovely fabric, so colorful and fun!
I am an aunt to a young girl who spent her first years in Africa. I think this would be a perfect line to make her a cosy quilt...

; )

Linda said...

I am making lots of baby quilts at the moment, three more babies I already know about expected before the end of the year. These fabrics are BEAUTIFUL so I would so like to use them!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

The animals are beautiful, think they are perfect for your outdoor quilt. Would love to make some frilly skirts for my girls, with matching handbags of course!

Kirsty said...

I would definitely make a bubba quilt too. So many new arrivals (friends and family) that I would need to make a half dozen of them. Gorgeous line, well done.

DiSailsToo said...

These are adorable! With so many babies due in the family this fall/winter - these definitely will be made into baby gifts!

Kristine said...

These colourways look as lovely as the other two I've already used.

AnniesPatch said...

All that delicious lime green and cute animals! I see a stunning quilt for the wall in my black and white kitchen. I've been planning a citrus quilt for ages and these fabrics will fit the bill perfectly!

Katy said...

I would do just what you did and make a picnic quilt and a bag to carry it around in.
Those colours are so zingy and fresh, I love them!

Jeannette said...

Adorable! I can see a sweet baby blanket or tote for a new mom for sure. However, knowing me it would be in a quilt for me too since I love scrappy quilts! Love your designs!

elena said...

Love this collection with those elephants and giraffes, really cute and colors are just perfect.
If I won I would like to make a quilt, some home decor or clothes fro me and children.
Thanks for an awesome giveaway and congrats on the new collection

Nancy C said...

We have several friends with babies on the way...these would be perfect...loved my tufted tweets

Sarah said...

It would be a great addition to my daughter's teen quilt we are pulling together

Lynne said...

I would make cushions for garden benches - I think they would look killer in those fabrics and wouldn't be so pale that they'd need washing every two days!

Anonymous said...

Quilts, quilts and more quilts !!! Absolutely devine fabric. Love the colours. I could also use it to make some clothing as well :-)

Andi said...

A perfect selection of fabrics for that first "Big Bed" quilt for a little girl or boy graduating out of their cot!! They are fun and sweet but not too 'babyish'.
Lovely!!

stitchinpenny said...

I would make a beautiful and interesting baby quilt

magetc said...

The prints are adorable, especially the elephants. I'd probably make a series of place-mats for a wedding gift for my friends who've been off adventuring in Africa! Thanks!

Dandelion Wishes said...

Am I too late? Would love to win of course! I'd make a cot quilt for a friend having a baby soon!

Chelsea said...

I would make my husband and daughter matching patchwork PJ pants.

jen said...

I'm sure I'm too late for the give away, but I thought I'd jump in with an idea or two...

I'd fussy cut each of the animal prints and try some sort of short brick/long brick type pattern; cut the same amount of short/long blocks out of the dotted patterns, then sash each block with teensy tiny brightly colored solids and join all together, maybe slightly wonky, maybe not.

Then I'd take the left over dotted prints and cover an ottoman, perhaps...Or top off a shower curtain...Or whatever!

Bellgirl said...

They're beautiful, and of course i'd have to make a quilt for my son, who said recently, "I like trains. And...I like animals. I like two things!" The leftovers would become counting beanbags.

I've already sliced into my red Tufted Tweets, they're going to be a set of placemats for moi!

beeware said...

It's beautiful. I think I'd make something for the kids! Either mine or my friends...

Quilted Cupcake said...

Those fabrics are precious! I love both colorways. The picnic blanket is a great idea!

whoopdedoo_5 said...

ooooh so amazing! colors are really amazing! would make them into an amazing quilt for a close friends baby!!

berylthepearl said...

this is an easy question, no doubt about it, I would make a quilt for Quilts for Kids! very cute material, thanks for the giveaway

Brooke said...

Ooh, I hope I'm not too late for the giveaway. Your fabrics are wonderful! I would make a quilt and perhaps an outfit for my daughter.

Tara said...

This is awesome! My son needs a big boy quilt for his bed. This would be perfect!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kate E. said...

LOVE these new fabrics coming out! I'd love to make a quilt for my son's room. Although I'd probably hang it on the wall instead of putting it on his bed so it wouldn't get messed up!

Nina said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I think these fabrics would make really cheerful baby clothes, or, of course a baby quilt, or a picnick quilt. It would be hard to decide...

angela said...

Did I miss? Hope not - I have several baby quilts that need made - and this would be perfect (along with a little for my own kitchen!!!!!)

Blogless me said...

This fabric is so cheerful and modern! The simplicity of the quilt showcases the prints beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Oooo... so adorable, and contemporary! What a great line! I'd make some cute jammy-bottoms for my kids and a fun kid-quilt w/ the scraps (hmmmm... or a cheery table runner for me.... hmmmm....)
thx--Robin
welchrobin@hotmail.com

Stacy said...

These are lovely. Both my brother and sister are expecting their first baby in the next year, so these would make a beautiful baby quilt, that I may not be able to part with and keep for myself!

Cheryl said...

This collection is so cute. What a perfect group to make something for my grandson.

thought/found said...

Oh wow! These are amazing! I have a friend who just had a little boy last month, and these would be great for a crib quilt!

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking baby bibs and burpies!

Des said...

did i make the deadline? hope so!!

I would totally make napkins, dish towels and other goodies with this awesome line!!

Greta said...

These are amazing. I just found out I am going to be a aunty in Feb so I am already planning lots of burp cloths, quilts, bibs, all sorts of thing. A baby can never be too spoiled right?

Trudy said...

I think I will make some bibs, baby cllothes for the new grand and of course a quilt!

Valerie said...

The earth colourway is so very perfect for a little boy - hip and modern but still definitely boy-ish. I'd love to make a couple of things for my little guy's room - perhaps cover a lampshade and a couple of throw pillows.

The spring is sweet and pretty, I'd hoard it until the next in our group has a little girl (it's been all boys lately...) then make a pretty modern baby quilt :)

The One and Only said...

They colorways are perfect, one for a boy and one for a girl....I would love to a (don't really know what the name, or correct name) but it's almost like a tumbler but each row is the same color....so please forgive my momnesia....

Ros said...

Love the fabrics. I would make a dissappearing nine patch for my nephews new baby
Ros

ange_moore said...

Oh I love those animals - and I'd have to make some cot quilts to put in my present drawer and pull out once all my friends babies arrive!! It's gorgeous and I love girlie colours without girlie prints!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I've been admiring these fabrics for a while now. Those elephants are something else!

Lori said...

I just pulled a baby rag quilt out of the dryer! My next project is one that I was working on when I found out that I had to crank out a baby quilt...It's called Sugar-n-Spice. It's browns, greens, whites and teals...and embellished with different ribbons. This one is for me! I LOVE the Urban Circus line and would love to "crank" out another baby quilt with it...:o)

AMY HOANG said...

Ahhh! I've been drooling over this line for weeks and weeks!! My friend really loves giraffes and elephants so I want to make her a cute market tote or whimsical personal bag for her. She goes to school in UC Davis so I KNOW all the crazy animal loving students/faculty will be going crazy about the cool fabric! Thanks for a chance to win! (:

Laurie said...

Extra cute. This would make the perfect baby quilt. I have friends with a baby due in Sept and their room is animal themed, this will be perfect.
Laurie
theroyalbag@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love the polkadot animals. Who wouldn't? I would use the earth color-way for a quilt and the spring color-way for pillowcases for CraftHope. pizzadelong@yahoo.com

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