Tuesday, April 10, 2012

London Olympics countdown... Let's do a giveaway!

I love the Olympics. I mean seriously love the Olympics. I have so much admiration for all the athletes who have worked so hard for so long to achieve their goals. And there's so much pride and kinship. I just get all squishy inside just thinking about it. And that its being held this summer in London. Oh... how I wish I could go!! Only 107 more days until opening ceremonies!

So you can imagine how spastically excited I got when Robert Kaufman picked up my Next Stop London line and when I learned that it would be releasing amid all of the summer Olympics excitement?! Beyond excited about this line. In fact, I'm thinking a little skirt for myself with red double decker buses may be in order to kick off summer. Now just to find the time to get back to my sewing machine!! :)

How would you like some Next Stop London fabric for your own kick-off to-summer sewing? I'm giving away two half yard sets to two lucky winners.

Just leave your comment here on this post and I'll draw a winner this *lucky* Friday 4/13. I'd love to hear what your favorite summer Olympic sport is or have you share a favorite Olympics moment/memory. Let the Olympics and London love commence. :)



200 comments:

Emskyrooney said...

LOVE your London fabrics!!! Love London too- spent a year in England in college and tons of time in London!

My fave summer Olympics sport is gymnastics. But my fave memory is Michael Phelps winning his record medals. I was pregnant with our first son and remember laying on the bed, all huge, watching Michael Phelps, thinking how he was somebody's baby too...

Melissa said...

Love this fabric! Looking forward to the summer Olympics.

Johanna said...

I love watching the Olympics, it is very imspiring.

Little Island Quilting said...

Oooh...I have no Olympic story to tell, just an unashamed love of your fabrics instead!
Oh...and did you see this?!
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Elizabeth said...

My fave summer Olympic sport is always gymnastics because I used to be a gymnast. My fave Olympic memory is related. In 1996 my mom and I took a "girls only" vacation to the Mall of America during the games. We would stay up late in our hotel room to watch the coverage but on the last night of the women's all-around I fell asleep early and missed Kerri Strugg's epic vault with a broken leg - which also clinched the gold! I had to watch it the next day at a sports store in the mall! I've never let my mom forget that she should have woken me up for such an event!

B Greene said...

I love the Summer Olympics almost as much as I love this fabric line!!! My favorite event is gymnastics. I was a young-un back in 1976 when Nadia Comaneci received the first perfect 10. I kept a HUGE scrapbook of all the newspaper clippings of that olympics, but she was the highlight. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

Love, LOVE your new line!

I'm an olympics junkie. Winter... summer... any event... any time. I have insomnia so I always look forward to watching the events "live" in the middle of our nights.

My favorite event is probably swimming. It's fascinating how they just keep getting faster and faster. I'm sad that softball is no longer an olympic sport though; there were some great moments in those games!

Congrats on another beautiful line!

Jennifer :)

MeganAnne said...

by far my favorite summer olympics sport is swimming. i started swimming commetitively in 5th grade and did so all the way through college. it's so impressive to see how fast these swimmers can go. impressive and inspiring.

a favorite memory i have is from when i was probably about 8 years old. a family friend of my aunt's was in the swimming events. he didn't make it to the medal rounds but i remember everyone excited about him being there and staying up super late to catch his swim on tv.

Amy Friend said...

Oh, I like gymnastics, ice skating and swimming (not all summer, I know). Love your buses!

Allison C said...

I like watching gymnastics, swimming, and diving.

Laura said...

I love watching the gymnastics portion of the summer Olympics, but swimming and rowing are a close 2nd and 3rd. All of the events are really great, and I can't wait to watch this summer!

Your new line coordinates perfectly with this summer's big events!

Laura said...

I love watching the gymnastics portion of the summer Olympics, but swimming and rowing are a close 2nd and 3rd. All of the events are really great, and I can't wait to watch this summer!

Your new line coordinates perfectly with this summer's big events!

Julie said...

My favorite summer sport is track and field. The events are so exciting. My favorite summer memory is of the 1984 Olympics. I was a results runner for the volleyball venue.
Thanks for the chance!
Julie

Isisjem said...

I'm the party pooper that's dreading the olympics and will keep my head down and sew until it's all over. Of course in the UK we also have the queens diamond jubilee so London themed stuff is even more of the moment for us Brits! This line is fab!

Meredith said...

Love those London fabrics! Tennis is my favorite and I am excited that in London they will be playing at Wimbledon!

Courtney said...

Love London, Olympics and fabric, this collection is the trifecta! My favorite to watch is track - I used to run, I know it is not even close to the same league, but I just love the sport! My favorite memory is being allowed to stay up late as a kid for Lionel richie to sing in 84 In LA.

Jessica said...

I'm so glad there are still people out there who love the olympics! I still get excited and antsy waiting for them to come- it's so exciting! One of my favorite olympics were the last summer games in Beijing, mainly because I was still in college (though at the tail end) and we basically maintained an open house/olympics party the whole time- the tv constantly on and people in and out watching the games. Plus it was summer and I love those summer days when you can just leave the front door open all day. It was a fun and happy time! I'm looking forward to the London games ohsomuch!!!

Marta said...

I, too, LOVE the Olympics! The Summers during which there are Olympic games feel the most summery to me :)

barbara said...

OLYMPIC JUNKIE should be my middle name. I watch no stop both summer and winter any and all of the sports. It is hard to pick a favorite. But I do enjoy the Men's volleyball and then hockey in the winter.

SameliasMum said...

I love your London prints. My husband is English and super excited about the Olympics being held in his home city.

I love the swimming events. Being Australian, watching our national swimming stars compete, brings the country together.

Oh and synchronised swimming - yes, it is a sport!

Linda R. said...

Adorable fabric! I love to watch the Olympics, especially the swimming.

Stephanie said...

Seriously excited! I love riding in the double decker buses. They make me happy. I love the Olympics. I especially roots for those of any country with special stories. My favorite events -- swimming. Michael Phelps is amazing. Gymnastics -- always in awe of the strength, will and determination and how on earth their bodies can do that. Terrific celebration giveaway!!! I actually had tickets to 3 Olympic events in 1984 but ended up moving to Hawaii so Dad got to attend the boxing events.

drmithome said...

I love watching gymnastics. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Since my husband played volleyball at the US Open a few years and we also worked the championships a few years, back in the day when we were a bit younger, I would say volleyball is my favorite. But I also love watching all the other sports especially the water sports.

What a very generous giveaway! I will keep my fingers crossed for this one!

MGM

Yamie said...

I live in London and we can't wait for the Olympics! I love the gymnastics! These prints are stunning. Love the taxis and buses!

I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Kathryn said...

I'm looking forward to the swimming events. Your Olympics fabric will be used to date quilts 100 years from now. Kathie L in Allentown

Brittany Scott said...

My favorite summer event has always been diving. But my favorite memory was the 2002 Winter Olympics opening games. I was living in Salt Lake City at the time and my mom and I were watching the opening ceremonies on the TV when she came running down the stairs telling me to go get my warm coat and put boots on. Apparently they still had a couple of tickets available to the ceremony. So we ran down and I got to be at the ceremony, it was way cool.
I'm loving your buses, another fantastic line. Congrats, and thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

Flying Blind... said...

These are gorgeous!
I love watching the athletics, particularly all the relays, all that baton action!

Linda said...

Fabulous fabrics for your Olympic Giveaway. Women's gymnastics and tennis are my favourites. Diving, too, So brave!
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

Anne D said...

Love the fabric. I love London. I end up watching a lot of sports I don't usually watch but always watch the athletics. I have never been to an olympics but have visited a few stadiums when traveling. My daughter swam in the Sydney pool last week!

Rachelle said...

I think I like cycling the most, probably because it's the one sport I can actually do even if I'm a lot slower!

Diana said...

I really like your London fabrics. I also love to watch the Olympics. I think my favorite to watch is the ice skating. It is always so pretty. But I think my only shot of ever doing an olympic sport, is curling. It reminds me of an iron and then the "moppers" to get it to the other end.
Have a great day.

robin said...

Gymnastics is my very favorite! Thanks!!

Katie B. said...

Love this new line, and love the Olympics! Gymnastics is probably my fave.

Laura said...

This is such a fantastic line. My 3 year old boy is obsessed with red buses and would love anything made with this fabric. We live in England and are planning to go and see the cycling events but didn't manage to get tickets for anything. The olympic torch will pass 3 miles away so we're going to see that too.

Surely Stitching said...

Wonderful giveaway opportunity! My favourite Olympic moment was seeing the women's 1000 M speedskating final at the last Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Tremendous race and the home crowd cheered the Canadian skater to gold!

Malinda said...

I LOVE THIS LINE! I think it's your best yet!

Gill said...

My son rows for his uni and tried unsucessfully to get olympic tickets for the rowing!! Personally I love tennis!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow!!! Who wouldn't want to win some of this fabric....loving it!
Thank you.

Phyllis said...

I love the Olympics too! My favs are gymnastics and swimming.

Sonia B said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love swimming and diving. So fun! Thanks for the chance.

Charlotte E said...

Oooh I need some fabric to remind me of my home town when I'm living all the way over here in Oz. My Mum and Dad would love a London quilt when they come to stay.

Christina said...

I don't have any favorites. Once the Olympics start I just get obsessed and I end up loving them all!

Your new fabric line is awesome! My son was born in England and we miss living there so much!

Kati said...

My favorite Olympic story happens to be my marriage. The hubs and I were attending the University of Utah during the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. The school shut down for an entire month for the Olympics, and we decided it would be a great time to get married. It worked perfectly, and we've had 10 great years so far...unfortunately we didn't attend any events that were practically in our backyard.

Richard Healey said...

I like the water sports like boating, swimming etc. I live in Utah and was here for the winter Olympics miss the fireworks and all the buildings decorated and the flame.

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Lisa Marie said...

In the summer Olympics I like the swimming and gymnastics. Some years ago we got to visit the Olympic park in SLC and it was cool to see, even though the Olympics there were long over.

Anonymous said...

Oh I would love to win this fabric. London is awesome and I would love to return!! My favorite Olympic sport is swimming and I dreamt of competing in the Olympics, years and years ago while practicing on my YMCA team!

Jenny Finallyfin@aol.com

Jess said...

My favorite Olympic memory is from the winter Olympics a few years ago. There was an Aussie who fluked his way into the speed skating final and then won gold cos all the other competitors fell over. Hilarious :oD

Lori said...

My favorite summer Olympic sport is definitely gymnastics!

Ella said...

I like watching diving. My favorite moments were watching the 92 Olympics from Japan. It was a very interesting experience to be watching an international competition in another country.

charlotte said...

I love the gymnastics too. Favorite memory has to be Nadia Comenici(sp?) nailing her routine. She was so small and serious looking. I think that was in the 70's? Boy, am I old.
Thanks for the giveaway. Love your designs. I just made my first Laurie Wisbrun quilt with Jack and Jenny. What fun!

Amy said...

These fabrics are fab! As a Canadian living here in London I am super excited for Team Canada to be here this summer. We weren't lucky on the ticket front but I'll see more through the tv anyways! I get emotional watching the gymnastics and have been known to cry just watching people skip rope!! Anyways, I would love to enter (and win?) - thanks for the chance.

Kim said...

I love gymnastics. I was so taken by Olga Korbet (this was pre-Nadia)in the 70's, she was my idol! Okay, now you know how old I am! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jan-Maree said...

Oh thanks for the chance to win. I love the Olympics but my favourite stories are the ones of the athletes from the poorer countries who worked and dreamed against all odds to make it just to have the honour of completing and representing their country! that is what sportmanship is all about! Love it!

WandaFish said...

Next Stop London looks wonderful, as are all your fabrics!
I love the Olympics and my favourites are Swimming and Gymnastics. I'm so excited that they'll be hosted in London even though I won't get to any live events :)

capitolaquilter said...

What a fun line. When my son was in elementary school the Olympic torch came through town and he got to have his picture taken with it which was quite fun. Gymnastics is top of the list I'd have to say.

Jennie said...

These are adorable! Thanks for the opportunity Laurie!

Marg M said...

I could give your take the Olympics but then get caught up in the excitement of it all. I enjoy the team events

Anya said...

As a little girl of course it had to be gymnastics!! Although it still amazes me what those little girls can do, I think I'm more of a swim event person these days. But really, truth be told, I'll watch whatever happens to be on at the time.

AlyceB said...

Oh I do love these!! My favourite Olympic memory was the Sydney Olympics and being a proud 12yo Aussie girl of our country!!
Closely followed by going to the Aussie Swim Trials a couple of weeks ago with my mum!

Andrea said...

these are so cute!! love 'em

Cecilia said...

I love this fabric! My youngest son-in-law won the gold in 2008 for Skeet and he will be going to London for the games this summer. I would love to go with my daughter, but I have to stay here and watch my granddaughter for them. My daughter will be taking their 3 month old with them. Winning some of this fabric would be great. I could make a skirt for both of their daughters to wear during the Olympics. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric.

christilee said...

TENNIS!!!!

Jennie said...

Oooh, London fabric! Love it, want it, need it!

As for a favorite event, um, I like everything I watch. I do look forward to the swimmers and the divers. But then I also like the archery and softball and track and field . . . and, well, you get the idea.

Ashley said...

I love diving! So beautiful.

Madelaine said...

Synchronized Swimming!!! Added bonus: it will now always make me think of the Bob's Burgers episode.

supersara20 said...

I like the swimming events but I really like the opening ceremonies, I always get choked up!

DianeY said...

I love so many of the events! Swimming, diving, gymnastics, soccer & tennis are probably my favorites. Actually, I think I like everything but wrestling!
Love these fabrics-especially the bottom two!

Tamie said...

Summer Olympics are all about the swimming for me.

JaneB said...

That is such cool fabric! I love London. I was lucky enough to be there for the Royal Wedding (Charles & Diana) while attending a summer program at London University. The day before the wedding my fellow visiting scholars would not skip class to get a good spot, so my roommate and I went on our own and held onto our spot for the group. Went to the fireworks, watched people and had an amazing time on the Mall. I love skiing (especially cross-country) in the Winter games and long distance running and cycling in the Summer games.

Courtney said...

Being an aspiring marathoner, the marathon is my favorite event. My kids, however, wouldn't miss a moment of gymnastics, so they'll get lots of airplay in our home too!

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tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu jogava volei na escola,mas era a anã da turma.Jogos Olímpicos ou não,amo esportes.(entenda assistir).Gostei muito destes tecidos.Obrigada.

Poppyprint said...

What superfun!!! I love London and the Olympics. Wish I was going. I've always loved watching gymnastics best, but swimming is so exciting, too (all those rippling muscles look a little more exciting when they're slicing through water). Your fabric is perfect!

Jennyroo said...

I love summer olympics! The swimming, diving, gymnastics, triathlon and rowing are my favourite events!

Andrea said...

My favorite sport is gymnastics...like the rest too, but LOVE Gymnastics. Love the fab fabric!

LochKnitsMonster said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love your London fabric. My favorite Olympic sport is gymnastics. I can't wait to see this year's U.S. women compete. The team is looking really good.

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woof nanny said...

I love the Olympics also. When I was a kid, I fantasized about being an Olympic swimmer. Every Olympics holds a little bit of magic. Such a fun fabric design--I can easily see other cities in this line...

Rafael's Mum said...

Really love your new London fabrics. I am going to the FQ retreat in London in June and was looking for suitable fabric to make some little presents with. Job done!! Would be great to win some so thank you very much for the chance.

Michelle Hudak said...

I swear I have English blood because I love all things England, especially anything "Union Jack".

I love the gymnastics, but I'm also a diving fan and love the equestrian events.

shel704 at aol dot com

Breeze said...

Love it

heartsease54 said...

My favorite Summer Olympic sport has to be gymnastics, followed closely by swimming. Can't wait to watch it, London is one of my favorite cities. I would love to go back one day (just not during the Olympics please, rather watch those on TV). Love this fabric, almost as much as your llamas!

Susanne said...

I LOVE London! I will spend a week there (Jubilee time in June).
My favourite Olympic sport is riding.
Susanne

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

I love the olympics too! Winter better than summer I think, but I will certainly be glued to my TV this summer. Your fabric would also be perfect for some FQ retreat travel goodies... just sayin' :o)

Zuzan said...

Swimming is first (Aussies v USA) Yay. Then it is the floor gymnastics as bodies go into amazing positions and precision. Yhen others have balls/hoops/ribbons to catch/move. I try to thread a needle. LOVE London buses, Big Ben our LLamas would love London too as I want this combo. A bit weird yet fun. Susan S from downunder. Thank you for London - a skirt would be great.

José said...

Thanks for this giveaway, what a beautiful fabric! Brings back memories to a London trip with Christmas with my mother and sister. I'll be watching the Olympics this summer, no specific sport though

thorngrove said...

Those are perfect fabrics for the London Olypics. :-)

Gymnastics! Closely followed by the rowing. I tried to get tickets for both and the opening/closing ceremonies but sadly got none. :-( I shall just have to queue along the street to watch the torch go by as my bit of live Olympic action.

JustPam said...

Your fabrics are fabulous! I like the gymnastics and the high diving.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Love the fabric! I am envisioning all sorts of projects...
I always love to watch the gymnastics, but swimming and diving are equally popular around this house.

Margaret said...

I just love your fabrics - they're so fresh and fun!! The Olympics are the best TV watching around - summer or winter! It's hard to choose one favorite; I most enjoy the swimming and gymnastics. Thanks for the giveaway and Congrats on another great line of fabric designs.

craftytammie said...

fun fabrics! diving and gymnastics are 2 of my faves.

KidSpace Stuff said...

Have been an avid Olympics fan since the 70's. No favorite. I love it all! I do have a friend who is on the USA Paralympics basketball team and will be in London when their games are held right after the Olympics. They are amazing athletes as well.

Love the fabric line!

Happy Go Lizzie said...

Swimming is my favorite . Love London , my favorite city of all . So exciting and busy , love riding the tubes . I am in love with your new fabric .
gina.coetzer@bigpond.com

Mrs Chronic-Shock said...

I grew up a swimmer, so it's swimming for me! Especially the short distances that are so neck-and-neck. Last summer olympics the swimming was so exciting to watch with Phelps competing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely fabric! I'd have to say I like the gymnastics best in the summer olympics.

Tammi
(songsiren1@yahoo.com)

Rhonda D. said...

Great giveaway! I ike the swimming, diving and track & field.
Thanks for the chance to win!!

SewSuzie said...

I love watching it all particularly the athletics. Being an ex-Sydney sider - Sydney was definitely the place to be in 2000. I was speaking with colleagues in London tonight and the buzz is starting to build.

KarenH said...

My favorite sport to watch in the summer Olympics is the equestrain events. I am a contributer to USET and really wish the big TV networks would show more of these events!

Thank you!

Margaret said...

I love the swimming and diving events in the summer olympics. This fabric is awesome.

B said...

Love this fabric!
Love equestrian events.
Thanks for this chance to win.

Jill said...

fun fun fun! thanks for the opportunity to score some great double decker buses-- my fave.

deserae said...

I love the gymnastics!

ThirdMargaret said...

We have an Olympic countdown going at our house, too! My favorite event is the one I am watching at the time. My girls ride so we trry to catch as many of the equestrian events as possible. Thank goodness for multi-channel coverage and the dvr! I look forward to stitching up some London lovelies with you great new line, thank you!

LethargicLass said...

I love so many of the sports, but I really love the gymnastics... it is amazing what the human body can do... and as for a story, when I lived out West I worked in a lingerie store and sold Silken Laumann bras! That was thrilling LOL... thanks for this chance for your (once again) amazing fabric :)

Sudi-Laura said...
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Sudi-Laura said...

Ack! Love this fabric line! I love watching gymnastics, as I could never do anything they do :-) but, how cute would a set of tote bags be out of your amazing fabrics??

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What wonderful fabric (and so is Brrr0! My favorite summer Olympic events are all the track events especially the 100 meter dash!

Anonymous said...

The most memorable would be the marathon.. to think of people running for 42 km especially since I cannot run 100 yards...phew! it's amazing to me.. toni-anne:) weftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

b78ayers said...

I have been a l-o-n-g time Olympics follower and whether it's winter or summer events, I stay glued to the TV and watch everything! My favorite events are in swimming and diving and of course, the opening and closing. This line is adorable and I can envision any number of things from it.

Linda said...

LOVE THESE FABRIC CHOICES!
GYMNASTICS IS MY FAVORITE OLYMPIAN SPORT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Debra Lee said...

I love to watch the high diving!

kbzelazny said...

LOVE the equestrian and gymnastics events. Hope Friday the 13ths is lucky for me! My daughter is going to London this summer, so I'd love to make her something with this fabric. Thanks so much!

Nikki said...

I'm with you...I can watch the Olympics for DAYS! Not just the normals sports, but pretty much any of them. I guess swimming would be my favorite if I had to choose.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

memmens said...

What a fab line, I'll be in London for the FQ retreat before the Olympics begin and I'm very excited about that. I'm looking forward to my children being interested in it with me for the first time! thanks for a great giveaway

Liberty said...

I think my favorite would be either beach volleyball or swimming. Thanks for the chance to win!

Deb said...

What a lovely line of fabric!

Kate Herd said...

Definitely diving, sailing and badminton. Super-excited to be in the same time zone this year, even though we won't be at the venues.

Samantha said...

my favorite thing about the olympics, winter or summer, is seeing all the nations come together to celebrate- the opening ceremonies always blow me away. and I love watching them with my 2 kiddos...

Elizabeth said...

Love the fabric. At one point I wanted to be in the Olympic, but I'm not an athlete,so I just sew. My favorite olympic memories are the made up ones where I won gold medals.

Simonne said...

So cool!! :) love the fabrics!

Love London to my brother lives there ;)
Olympics are cool to..but we have a busy summer also with the soccer to! :)

canngil said...

what delightful fabric! hard to choose, but I do like the white bus print! skirt sounds fun, also a pillowcase or jammer shorts for my grand son!

mjb said...

I'm going to have a baby right before the olympics start this year, and I'm so excited to watch gymnastics & track while I'm hanging out with baby!

Jenn said...

I've been eyeing this fabric for the past few days. And I also love love love London!

Bango Tango said...

Love this fabric! Would make the cutest curtains!

Dancing Hippo said...

These fabrics are great and I know at least one little person living with me who would go crazy getting a pillow or little quilt -
my olympic memories: mostly winter games: my all time favourite: EDDIE THE EAGLE!

Becky W. said...

My favorite Summer Olympics sport is one we don't get much television time for, the shooting sports. What I love to watch, also, are the rowing events!

anu walia said...

The london fabrics are lovely :).

Well my favorite Summer Olympics memories are from the 2008 Summer Olympics that were held in Beijing. I enjoyed watching the swimming events. I am not a great swimmer myself so I have a great amount of respect for swimmers. The 2008 Summer Olympics was very exciting to watch because of Michael Phelps.
We all were glued to the television each time that he competed. I knew that he was going for 8 gold medals in one single Summer Olympics and I was on the edge of my seats for a few weeks while watching him compete. I would get very excited when Phelps would enter the pool area with his ear buds in his ears. He never seemed very nervous at all before a race. I loved watching his mom sitting in the stands looking so nervous. It put a huge smile on my face because I also am a mom and have a son.

If i win these fabrics..would surely make some nice knee length shorts for my 4 year old son :)) who loves to swim :))

sandyb said...

I love the swimming or maybe gymnastics or maybe running, oh heck, I love it all:)

Thank you for this great chance!

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Threads said...

Fun London fabrics! My favorite Summer Olympics sport is gymnastics. Those girls are amazing!

Anonymous said...

I like the equestrian events myself since I was in Conyers Ga when they held the equestrian events there during the infamous Atlanta Summer Olympics.

renesanz said...

I really adore your winsome line of fabrics, & your newest is just terrific! What a great topic for inspiration: the London Olympics! All kinds of fabulous prolects come to mind! 'Can't wait to see these "in person!" Thanks for this great opportunity!

Liz MacIntyre said...

Synchronised swimming - absolutely ridiculous, yet strangely compelling! Love the London line.

Kelly said...

I love high diving myself, but not as much as I love this new line!!!!! How cute would this be as a back pack or messenger bag for a boy? Good thing I have two boys!

Two Wednesdays said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous - I love those london buses. I love the swimming, trampolining and gymastics - sadly will be watching it on the TV as likve everybody else I know, we didn't get tickets. I'm not sure who did get tickets - but I will be very unhappy if it looks as though those stadiums aren't full!

Mindelicious said...

I've been lucky enough to see the Olympic torch twice. The first time I was in 1984 when it ran down the PCH in Oceanside, CA. I was almost six and I barely remember it. The second time was on Provo, Utah's Center St and I will never forget it. The bitter cold, the houses with all their Christmas lights still up, the look on the man's face who was carrying the torch, it was magical!

jill said...

Wish the US had the cute and functions taxi cabs of London. Congrats!

Unknown said...

How exciting having your fabric line picked up by Robert Kaufman! Your fabrics are SO darn cute and EVER so English! We were lucky to have the winter olympics here in Vancouver in 2010--and that in itself is my favourite moment in Olympic history!;) I am now salivating thinking of all the cute stuff I can make for my kids with your fabric!!!! Aruna

Anonymous said...

Besides the fact that I love your fabrics, the part of the Olympics near and dear to my heart would be the Olympics for the physically challenged. A dear friend of mine took part in the sailing part of the special Olympics and won with his sailing team. He had been born with only one hand and his parents raised him to think of himself as NOT handicapped in any way and he was a marvelous snow skier, water skier, sailor, and surfer. He won during the Clinton presidency and went to the White House to receive his award. He died of cancer this year and I'll always remember growing up with this inspirational friend who lived his life so fully.

Binks said...

I'm all about Gymnastics, men and women's. I think it's just ridiculously crazy what they can do.

Caroline said...

I have always loved the Olympics and watch as much of the coverage as possible. I would love to be able to visit London anytime! It would be a blessing to be the winner of your fabric. Thank you for making this possible.

Kathy T said...

Love to win the fabrics as that is the closest I will get to London!!! They look bright and fun to sew.

Mae Hullet said...

I LOVE the Olympics!!

Diane said...

Your fabric is delightful-- I hope I'm lucky :) My favorite parts are when the awards are given after all the hard work.
many thanks....
ditetre(at)mac(dot)com

Allison in Texas said...

Love the Olympics! I love finding out about the different athletes and what they have gone through to get to the Games. Love to watch gymnastics and swimming/diving.

Donna Lee said...

WE CANT WAIT TILL THEY START WE LOVE THE SUMMER OLYMPICS , AND YOUR NEW PRINTS ARE WINNERS TOO

Chimene said...

1984 Summer Olympics - Los Angeles. It was amazing watching female gymnist, Mary Lou Retton. She bounced off that mat with such energy. I remember watching her, thinking - "She owns this." She was the first female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the Olympic all-around title--and the first female on the Wheaties Box...doesn't get better then that!

BJM said...

I enjoy the skiing, snow boarding, and ice skating events in the Winter Olympics. Gymnastics in the summer.

Dawn K. - Jewelry Artist said...

I can see some fussy cut projects already with these fabrics. Love it!

Kjersti said...

I'm just now working on a quilt namen "Strees of London"! If i get i finished in time, it will hang at the Nordic Quilt Meet in Aalborg in May.

Kjersti

Reena said...

love the fabric and SWIMMING at the Summer Olympics!

Kearney Starr said...

I adore your fabrics!!! I recently ordered your book as well, can't wait to start making my own! So excited for the Olympics, soccer is my favorite!

The Rx quilter said...

OMG! I have been eyeing this fabric everywhere! The 1996 Summer Olympics...I was on total bedrest with my twins...14 weeks in bed on my right side...the Olympics kept me entertained for 2+ weeks. I would love to win! Lisa in Texas

Jennifer said...

I love the Olympics. I went to a few of the events when it was in Sydney. My husband hates the olympics, I am hoping he will change his mind when it is in his home country this year

pkrueger said...

Love the fabric!
Soccer is our family's favorite summer olympic sport for sure.

Mary Janssen, Colac Vic Aust. said...

The gruelling 1500mt swim, that separates the speedsters from the stayers. Who can ever forget Keiran Perkins' domination of the event 1992, 1996 with rival Daniel Kowalski. Just when we thought Kieran was over it all & ready to retire he came back & did it again. He took silver in 2000 when beaten by Grant Hackett, but Keiran's persistance, athleticism & dignity made him a truly inspirational swimmer as well as an Australian Living Treasure.
But what isn't there to love about the Olympics? It's a matter of being caught in the moment.

Maria Kievit said...

That is totally cool fabric. I always enjoy watching gymnastics, or any of the swimming, diving events. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathryn said...

What fun! Clever girl! Athletics is my favourite
Olympic sport
Kathryn of Canberra, Australia

kitty said...

Tennis is my favorite Olympic sport to watch and tennis at Wimbledon is a treat!
I absolutely love this new fabric line: the design and the colors are great!

TINA said...

Would love to win your fabric. My long time aerobics instructor is as much a Olympic fan as you are. I would love to make her a quilt from your line and give it to her for the summer games. Thanks for the give away.

melissa p said...

love the fabric! I love watching the gymnastics every year!

Anne said...

My father always had us lined up in front of the TV to watch the olympics. Sometimes we got to eat TV dinners and watch. it was a family affair.

Rhonda Gudath said...

love the london fabrics and cant wait for the olympics, sad the us med got knocked out!!!!! Will watch every minute I can sit and sew in front of the t!

Gisele Schoene said...

Beautiful fabric! I love to watch the gymnastics and volleyball! Thanks for a chance ro win!

jacholm said...

My favorite events has to be gymnastic followed very closely by diving. I wish we could get to london for the Olympics too.

Sair said...

Oh it hasto be little nadia, and her perfect ten. We even have it on video somewhere here. I love all the gymnastics. And your fabrics too. Can I have bus shorts I wonder? Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

hueisei said...

I love watching gymnastics.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Labbiegirl said...

Great fun fabric colors!!! Love the Summer Olympics!! Can't wait to our swimmers!!

taffee said...

I love the gymnastics and the swimming. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

wonderful bright colours of the iconic London, beautiful

Patty said...

I love watching the figure skating.

Amy Losordo said...

Fun fabric to remember our visit to London...great timing with Olympics. I think of many fun projects.

Sindy said...

My twin an I always make a quilt during the Olympics. The fabrics would great for our London quilt. We'll be watching tennis!

Denny1600 said...

My husband and I are competition rifle shooters, so the shooting events are our favorites. We love all the Olympic events and watch all that we can. My favorite Olympic moments: 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta when my husband finished 9th and 8th representing the USA in those Olympic games! So proud of his perserverance.

pklaw said...

All the athletes are so inspiring. I love hearing their stories of perseverance a as I SIT and sew! Love your fabric!

Sher7753 said...

I love to watch the gymnastics, swimming and the ice skating!

Threader said...

I really love your new line.
I am an Olympic junkie & I always cry when someone wins!
Really love the curling.

Anonymous said...

I love to watch and see what these young people have accomplished. they never cease to amaze me. Love the material.

sewhelpme said...

Who-hoo ... next stop London!! Fun fabric: can't wait to see folks using it and what they'll make.

Beth said...

My favorite Olympic memory is from 1976, when I was 12, and kept a detailed scrapbook with every newspaper article I could find on the Russian gymnastics team. It was the summer of Nadia Comaneci (sp?) but I adored one of her teammates, a tiny girl whose name I don't recall. I was among the littlest kids in my class, so I am sure that influenced my choice.

lfhpueblo said...

I have a tie for my favorite, it's the swimming and the gymnastics. I think both are great to watch.

liberal sprinkles said...

Gosh the fabrics are so cute! I especially love the buses.

My favorite summer Olympics sports to watch are swimming and gymnastics.

Grace

trillium said...

My favorite Summer Olympics sport is the diving. The participants have to do so much in a few seconds. The fabric is cute, cute, cute, and could be used for other UK-themed quilts.

Stacey said...

I love the Olympics too...there is something so magical about the whole thing. I'm excited to see how involved the royal family is going to be since its in London!! I have to say, I'm the most excited to watch Basketball...I just love mens basketball, probably since my Dad was such a fan growing up. I can't wait!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

I love to watch the swimming at the Olympics, I loved the Swimming stadium at the Beijing olympics - wonder what London's will look like?

Ina said...

Ordinarily I'm not much of a sports fan, but during the Summer Olympics if the TV is on, I'll watch pretty much anything except boxing and wrestling. I'm thinking London will be a wonderful backdrop for the Games -- and Next Stop, London is a perfect complement. Thanks for a chance to win some!

Elisabetta said...

I like watching gymnastics, and diving. I love horses and I'd like to see more sports at the Olympics.
What I remember is the perfect score Nadia Comaneci did and also the great Yuri Chechi "the Lord of the Rings"

JuneBug said...

Love watching Gymnastics and of course swimming! But really the Winter Games are my favorite as I'm a snow person :)

Jen B said...

I have a cousin that tried out for the Olympic track and field team. I've loved watching the summer Olympics for that reason alone!

sara said...

I love the running, running alot of half and full marathons myself I appreciate just how fast they are! Swimming is fun too, because I'm a terrible swimmer and they make it look so easy! Love the fabric which would be perfect for the Union Jack pillow tutorial heather posted on alamodefabric today!!

epban said...

Love your London fabric! Olympic memories include seeing the torch in Atlanta in 1984 and 1996! Love to watch the gymnastics.

Carla G said...

My favorite summer olympic sport is diving. It just amazes me how fancy/skillful the dives are. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome fabric! :)

Manuela L said...

wow, I just discovered your wunderful fabrics. They are fantastic! Hope I will hold in hand once a piece of them...
Manuela - living in Europe - let us have them, please!

Anonymous said...

Those fabrics are lovely.
I'll hopefully learn to crochet this year while watching the Olympics :) Because I love watching sports... Any sports.
railir@hot.ee

Lee said...

I love this line of fabric - especially the yellow! love London and the Olympics! Thanks!

SunflowerSkies said...

Love the fabric! My favorite summer event is probably the swimming or gymnastics.

Anonymous said...

Love the london fabrics... The Olympics are always an inspiration.

Jenny said...

i love watching all the olympics with my kids .... we discuss the dedication and amazing talents of these individuals! i love you london fabrics

bee said...

oh i might be too late but here goes anyway! perfect fabric for the Olympics!!

Ivete said...

My favorite is gymnastics, hands-down! I always wished I could learn to fly like they do . . .

Love your new London fabric line! Thanks for having the contest!

If Toys Could Talk said...

What adorable line! My favorite Olympic sport has always been gymnastics. Thanks for the chance to win!

Foskew Family Down Under said...

Oooo I Sew wish I had seen this in time... Being English and being just about as far away as one can get from London (living in Perth, western Australia) i could have consoled myself and helped my homesickness by making a quilt with those London fabrics!!!!