Sunday, December 30, 2012

Giveaway - Ring in the new year with new "old" fabric!

I hate to clean.  Perhaps you recall me sharing that once or twice here on the old blog.  But I've got to tidy up my sewing room or the photographer from the newspaper will just be taking photos of my mess and sending it on to some reality TV show about hoarders.  (Aren't ALL quilters hoarders?  Isn't that what our stash is?)

Anyway, I've been taking it slow down there, straightening up, sewing a few seams, folding fabric then pressing seams - you know, the old "mixing business with pleasure."

One pleasurable thing has been putting away my "new" fabric that I just washed.  You see, a few days before Christmas, I visited a friend whose mom had died and who had tubs of fabric she was trying to get rid of.  She warned me in advance that the fabric was old and that her mom had a lot of polyester.  She did, but that isn't all she had.  I came away with 13 different pieces of yardage, 2 pieces of corduroy (I've been wanting to make something with corduroy), and 11 pieces of either cotton or a cotton/poly blend.  And while I can't precisely date the fabric, I'll say it is probably all from either the 80s or the early 90s, based on some of the receipts that were included in the bins.

I can't wait to use some of this new-to-me old fabric (I'm not calling it vintage since I don't have actual dates), and just because I love giving things away, I'm going to give 2 half yards of some of my favorite new-to-me old fabric to one of you.  Just leave a message and let me know which two of the following 4 fabrics you would like to add to your stash.  I'll choose a winner, with the help of Random.org, of course, on Wednesday morning at 6 AM - you know, something to look forward to on my first day back to work.  Here are your choices - comment away!

Pretty multicolored flowers tossed on white - I've already got a quilt design using this fabric percolating in my little ole brain! 
Paisley flowers on yellow - for some reason the background color isn't true in the photo, it is more yellow than it appears here.   I love paisley, so I was tickled to see that the flowers were arranged in a paisley form.
The colors in this bird print scream 70s to me - which is fine because I love the orange/yellow/brown/green combos of the 70s.  The background looks almost tea dyed in person.
Winnie The Pooh and Piglet, too!  I literally squealed  when I saw this adorable little print! 

24 comments:

beebee said...

I love them all....but the multi colored flowers are my favorite!

Jennifer Gail said...

Paisleys and Pooh are my favorite. thanks

beth said...

I wasn't going to add my name to a giveaway for fabric....and then...I saw the BIRDS!! Oooh! I love them. I also like the first floral. ;)
Happy New Year!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh the little florals are just so pretty, but I adore any bird fabrics - this piece is beautiful!

Bri said...

I love Pooh and the multicolored flowers! Thanks for the chance...

Karen H said...

I would say that the multicolor flowers and the birds are my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pam said...

Oooh Winnie the Pooh and the Birds, wonderful. They transport me back through the years instantly.

hueisei said...

I like the Winnie in the Pooh and the Birds print. So pretty!

Julie Fukuda said...

Now THAT is the way to tidy up your stash??? I do like that first flower print and the birds because I think they might be fun on some fussy-cut piece. And I need more fabric like I need a hole in my head!

Janet said...

Nice score! I love the birds and the paisley flowers on yellow.

Chiska said...

I like them all too! I have a little girl who loves yellow thought--so I'm going to say the yellow flowers and the birds. I love that you're "mixing business with pleasure". Happy New Year!

Caz said...

What,,, no Tigger?? Winnie can have a new home here,, along with some flowers. My sewing room needs 'sorting' soon!

snausages22 said...

Hi There, love your blog!
I would love the yellow paisley and the bird fabric, please!

Gill said...

I LOVE the birds! and the first floral fabric!
Happy New Year!

Vicki H said...

Oh, the Birds are calling for me. I also like the multi floral. Thanks, Happy New Year.

Anne said...

I love, love ,love the birds! And I love your blog too...

Mary Beth said...

Happy New Year! What fun fabric. The birds and flowers are my favorite...Ellie said she likes Pooh.
See you soon!

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

I am a big Pooh fan. I have nicknamed my grand-daughter Pooh. Happy New Year to you and family.

Lily Anne said...

Happy New Year! My favorite 2 are the screen print with the birds and the Winnie The Pooh! Thanks for sharing!

cyndiofthevortex said...

The birds would make a lovely little pillow and Winnie-the-Pooh? Who could resist that one? Oh, pick me, pick me! (That was the nerdy me in third grade when I knew the answer to a math question.)

Lisa said...

Just read the article in the Roanoke Times! I love the blend of sewing and quilting with giving to others. Looking forward to following your blog(s)! :)

Shay said...

Very cute fabrics there especially the Pooh fabric. Im a sucker for anything Pooh.

Other people's stashes are so interesting to poke through dont you think?

Helen Wahl said...

My son loves Pooh! I squealed with delight when I saw the fabric. It's so generous of you to giveaway fabric. Happy New Year!

JaneB said...

Dang! I missed this and I am so sorry. Happy New Year!