Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Celebration Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  You can see who the lucky winner is here

Woohoo, today is the day my book is available in the US.  Now I'm determined that this won't be allowed to change my lifestyle at all, but I do want to celebrate, so I'm having a giveaway. 

So, what do you have to do to win?  I would like you to look at the quilt on the cover of the book, then go to 1Choice4Quilting, here and decide which four fabrics you would pick if you were making this quilt, then come back here and leave me a comment telling me your choices.  When you leave your comment PLEASE make sure I can get in touch with you if you are the wiunner.  If you don't have a blog, or are a no-reply or anonymous blogger, please leave an email address.  You can email that to me privately if you don't want to leave it publicly.

Now I expect you want to know what you could win don't you?  Shawna from 1Choice4Quilting wanted to help me celebrate, so she has very generously donated a $50 gift certificate valid in her shop.

I will close the giveaway at midnight (BST) next Tuesday, 19 July, use the random generator to draw a winner, and announce the name of the lucky person on Wednesday morning.


  1. Bella Solids Apricot by Moda
    Bella Solids Butter by Moda
    Bella Solids Feather by Moda
    Bella Solids Golden Wheat by Moda a very subdued color pallate, but a different look.. to be sure..

  2. I would choose
    strawberry fields floral natural
    strawberry fields foral berry flowers yellow
    Sfields picnic check and
    the floral summer bouquet
    thanks for the giveaway celebration! Congrats on the great book!!

  3. Congrats on your book! You must be thrilled.

    I would choose
    Penguin Pals Snowflakes White, Aqua, Red and either green or black. (can't quite decide)
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  4. I would use four fabrics from "Wee Folks" by MODA. Congratulations on the book, I will be looking for it and thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I'm not really good at picking colors online, but I think I'd choose -
    Fandango Sevelle
    Fandango Castanet Azul
    Bella Solids Snow
    Bella Solids Ivory

    Thanks for sharing a copy of your new book! Congratulations on being published.

  6. Honestly. Far too difficult.

    I think I'd try Lollipop Lollipop Fishes as one square background, and Max Whiskers Lightning Fur as the other, and Luna Notte Marsala Marble Rose, and Acqua as the trellis fabrics.

    Happy day!

  7. Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! Woo Hoo!! I imagine your in 7th heaven after waiting all this time for your book release. :-)
    Please don't enter me in the draw...just here to say a word of CONGRATS!!!!!!

  8. Bella solids in Grass, Chocolate, Wheat, & Parchment.

  9. I would do something for Christmas using Flurry by Kate Spain, Glitter Crimson and Glitter Chill and Wonderland Gumdrop and Frost Gumdrop. Congrats on the book and thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Grand Finale Bittersweet
    Grand Finale Moss
    Pure Sweet Natural
    Pure Vintage Cocoa
    Congratulations on your book!!

  11. Gingham
    Mushroom Red
    Mushroom Caps White and Red
    Mushroom Caps Blue
    Wee Folks by Moda:)

  12. Hi Sue! Congrats on the book release in the US! I would make this quilt in Strawberry Fields, I do believe. I love the look of all the Fig Tree quilts, and have never made one yet, so this would be the perfect opportunity.

    Thanks for the chance at a giveaway. Now, just in case this comes up as anonymous, I am Jayne from Jayne's Quilting Room, and we have often corresponded. I still can't quite understand why I can appear as me on some blogs, but on others (like yours) I cannot.

    Happy Quilting!!

  13. It's me again, Sue! It looks like trying a different profile (not google) worked! But I just listed the line of fabrics, and I see that you wanted specific individual fabrics, so here are mine, all from Strawberry Fields:
    1. yellow floral berry flowers
    2. red floral strawberry blooms
    3. red/pink polka dots
    4. tan floral summer bouquet

    Thanks again for the opportunity!



  15. Happy Celebration, Sue. Thank you for the great giveaway.

    Fandango Seville celadon, Estrella sand, Castanet azul and Barcelona sand.

  16. I would use the batiks gold bundle and use the 2 greens and 2 golds. I think that would look great!

  17. Yay for Sue!

    I would definitely pick more of that yummy Strawberry Fields:
    SF Floral berry flowers yellow
    SF Floral natural
    SF Summer floral bouquet green
    SF Polka dots light green

  18. I'm a 3 Sisters fan so I would choose
    Grace Berries Ivory
    Grace Paisley Seasonal Xmas
    Grace Winter Blossom
    Grace Paisley Rose Seasonal

    I think they would go together just perfect, at least in my world, great giveaway. Thanks

  19. Congrats on your book!! I think I would choose Dear Dorothy Daisy Duck Pink an Ellie Blue and Bella Solids '30's yellow and '30's blue. It's hard to tell without seeing them side by side, but I THINK they would complement each other nicely.

  20. Oh, look at you all famous in the U.S.! If it hadn't been for the Royals visiting and all over the news it would have been your book for sure. Congratulations. Okay, I'd make something super fun using Penquin Pals Snowflakes Red & White, Winter Hats in Black and Aqua. Great fabric line. Thanks, Sue.

  21. Congratulations on your book!!
    Decisions! Decisions! I'd choose Strawberry fields floral summer bouquet light green, floral red, floral berry flowers yellow, and dots polk dots natural. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Congrats! Congrats! So happy it's available here. Can't wait to get a copy. For now, my choices would be Bella cream and parchment with Spirit tranquility in coral and cocoa. The Elegance collection looks just yummy too. Don't know how that would work with this pattern, but I love, love that collection!

  23. I don't pick fabrics very good on line, but I think I would choose:
    1. Strawberry Fields Floral Pink by Fig Tree
    2. Strawberry Fields Polka Dot by Fig Tree\
    3. Bella Solids- Bubble Gum
    4. Bella Solids- Betty's Pink.
    So I am thinking a pink quilt. LOL Congrats on the book.

  24. Congratulations! Oh, hard picks without a design wall to play with swatches:
    1. Fig Tree Olive (love this color and line)
    2. Bella Solid Grass
    3. Sunkiss Lemonade Solid
    4. Bella Snow (a staple in my stash)


    I would pick:
    -Ready Set Snow Presents red
    -Ready Set Snow Snowballs aqua
    -Ready Set Snow Snow Swirls aqua
    -Bella Solids - white

  26. Congrats! What a big day for you! I'm so happy for you. This was a hard choice, but I really love this line:

    1. Spirit Panache Stem by Lila Tueller
    2. Spirit Exuberance Moss by Lila Tueller
    3. Spirit Solace Peony by Lila Tueller
    4. Spirit Tranquility Cocoa by Lila Tueller

  27. Sue, Congratulations on your book publication!!! How very exciting! I definitely will look for it here in our quilt shops. Thanks for celebrating with us! I would use the following fabrics by Sweetwater for Moda to make your cover quilt: 1. Pure Bubbles Latte 2. Pure Sweet Natural 3. Pure Vintage Craft and 4. Pure Latte Words. Love the Sweetwater designs!

  28. Congrats on your book being available in the USA!! Definitely something to celebrate :)

    The four fabrics I would select are:
    Moda Solid Chocolate
    Bella Fig Tree Apricot
    Bella Fig Tree Cream
    Moda Solids Butter

  29. Congrats on the book! I'll look forward to seeing more of it.

    I would choose ...

    Bryant Park B Fat Quarter Bundle by Anthology. I don't know how much fabric is needed for this pattern but I would hope there would be enough here. I would use those for the framing bits and would just get more yardage of some of them if necessary.

    For the inside squares, I would then use Bella Solids Gray and Bella Solids Feather (or the white that best matches with the Bryant Park fabrics).

    I'm so enchanted with this idea, I want to get started on it right now!

    See what you've done?!! ;-)


  30. I love the batiks gold bundle, there are five colors and I would have to not use one...but oh...I love batiks and I think this quilt would look wonderful in batiks.

    I am sooo excited for you Sue, I sure hope you continue to speak to us....

  31. Sue,
    I love the batik bundles especially the dark one but I also liked the arboretum line in Moda- the colors in it are gorgeous.
    Your new book looks fantastic- Congratulations on getting it written and published. I am sure it is a terrific book.

  32. Congratulations!!You must be very happy.Enjoy.

    I`d choose: bella solid chocolate,amelia green, bella solid golden, bella solid pink.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Congrats on your book release!

    I'd choose:
    1. Grace paisley rose dk green
    2. Grace holly berries cream
    3. Grace paisley brown
    4. Grace bias stripe red

  34. Congratulations on the book. I ordered it this morning - have been waiting on it. I would pick:
    1. Flurry Solid Chill
    2. Flurry Glitter Chill
    3. Flurry Snowfall Snowdrift
    4. Bela Solid Feather

  35. Congrats on your book! I would use the following:
    Flurry Frost Gumdrop
    Flurry Glitter Crimson
    Bella Solid Green
    Bella Solid White

  36. Congratulations on the book. I would choose Strawberry Fields Floral Red
    Strawberry Fields Floral Beery Flowers
    Strawberry Fields Polka Dots Natural
    Strawberry Fields Floral Summer Picnic Natural
    or maybe others in the Strawberry Fields Line.

    Thank you for this great giveaway and have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  37. Oh, Sue!!! I am soooo excited for you!!! Guess what I will be ordering next payday?? Congratulations!!!
    Wow..what a hard choice. I think my choices would be:

    Sunkissed Dots Raindrops Lemonade
    Sunkissed LemonadeFloral Meadow
    those would be for the inner squares

    Strawberry Fields Strawberry Blooms Pink
    Strawberry Fields Strawberry Blooms Red

    For the design. hmm...yellow and pinks. Must be the heat is making me think of lemonade! lol

  38. Great news! Congrats!
    If I were going with the Christmas theme, I'd choose the Flurry Snowfall Snowdrift, Flurry Glitter Chill, Flurry Solid Chill and Flurry Joy Chill. So many possiblities....
    Thanks for sharing!

  39. Congrats on the book! That is wonderful!!
    I would choose:

    Strawberry fields floral Red
    Strawberry Fields polka dot natural #11
    Strawberry Fields floral Pink
    Strawberry Fields Polka dot natural #15

  40. Ok, So I had to do some playing around with different lines of fabric but I think I would like:

    Dilly Dally Gumball dot turquoise
    Girly Girl Pixie dust pink
    Bella Solid Amelia green
    Bella Solid butterscotch

    And now I am off to look for your book on amazon to add to my wishlist!

  41. Congrats on the cool new book!

    I think I'd like to see the quilt made up in: Sunkissed Limeaid, Sunkissed Picnic Plaid Pink, Sunkissed Skinny Lines Orangesicle and Misty Grey. A sort of faded summer feel.

  42. Well done Sue!!! You're famous now so that makes me famous by association :o)
    I'd choose some lovely greens as I need a green quilt:
    Amelia Green
    Lime and mix them all up with Mint.

    I think it would work....
    Ab x

  43. Hello Sue,

    Congratulations on your great book being publishes. I love the Strawberry Fields and the Grace fabric, I can't choose.

    Happy days.

  44. I think I would try the Bryant Park C Fat Quarter Bundle by Anthology although my daughter would like the strawberry fields - so it would be a toss up

  45. This is a nearly impossible task for me as it usually takes me WEEKS to choose fabric for a quilt! (I have difficulty committing...LOL)! I think I can narrow it down by saying I'd choose two Bella Solids and some greens from Sunkissed. I don't have a green quilt, and would love one! I really love the pattern on the front of your book!

  46. Well, after trying to pick 4 fabrics I think I need your book to improve my skills! I usually tend more toward scrappy things, so this was a challenge. I ended up with:
    Penguin Pals Snowflakes Aqua
    Penguin Pals Snowflakes White
    Flurry Glitter Crimson
    Ready, Set, Snow Seasonal Candy Stripes Red

  47. You must be simply on cloud nine!!!
    I would choose the following 4 fabrics:
    Pure Love Latte, Pure Pixie Natural, Spirit Tranquility Cocoa, and Pure Vintage Cocoa... do you think that they would work?

  48. I would try Moda Bella Solids in the following:
    Amelia Lavender
    Amelia Purple
    Congratulations on your release in the US. I saw a preview of your book and have added it to my list of wants. :)

  49. I have been thinking about Christmas quilts lately and would make a quilt out of the Flurry line, flurry joy evergreen, flurry glitter evergreen, flurry glitter gumdrop and flurry glitter crimson.

  50. How exciting for you!!! You must be thrilled and I know you have worked hard for it to happen.

    I could choose lollipop bananas, fishes, ABC and monkeys for a really cute grandbaby quilt.

  51. I would use Moda solids white and gray for the squares and then two of the teal fabrics (or maybe red depending on who it was for) from the Little Apples line.

  52. I think I would totally stick with the solids. I love the look of them and I don't do near enough solid quilting. So probably . . . Bella Solids Grass, Fig Tree Olive, Cream, and Featherstone

  53. Congratulations on your new book.
    I would choose Grace by 3 sisters in:
    Winter blossom
    Berries Ivory
    Paisley green
    Paisley brown

  54. Nice book! I love fabrics by Three Sisters so I would use:
    Grace Winter blossom natural
    Grace Berries Cocoa
    Grace Berries Ivory
    Grace Paisley Rose Dark Green

    It would make a lovely winter quilt :)

  55. Bella Solids Bettys Pink Yardage by Moda
    Bella Solids Bubble Gum by Moda
    Bella Solids Butter by Moda
    Bella Solids Butterscotch by Moda

  56. Congratulations Sue, I have one on order although I doubt I can use just 4 fabrics!

  57. I would use:
    Strawberry Fields Strawberry Blooms Pink
    Strawberry Fields Strawberry Blooms Red
    Strawberry Fields Dots Polka Dots Natural
    Bella Solids Fig Tree Cream
    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Your book looks wonderful!=)

  58. Hi! I would use
    Bella Solids Butter
    Bella Solids Fig Tree Cream
    Aromatherapy Onyx
    Origins Mud Mask

    Congratulations on the book! :)

  59. I would choose bella solids ivory, black, gray and lime.

  60. lily will II yellow
    Lily Will II Aqua
    Bella Solids Bunny Hill Blue & Butter

  61. Arnolds Attic Moss, Leaves Minerva, and Puff Flowers, along with Moda Sunkissed Lemonade. Thanks for the great chance to win. VermontPines@aol.com

  62. Bella Solids: Horizon Blue, Bunny Hill Blue, Bleached White, and Gray.
    Although, that's just today's choice. The pattern is so versatile, I'm sure that tomorrow I'd go in a different direction and have just as much fun.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  63. I would choose Origins:

    Mud Mask Kelp
    Refresh Lemon Grass
    Renew lemon Grass
    Graph Paper Kelp


  64. Congrats on the book.
    I would choose
    Tranquility Cocoa
    Tranquility Coral
    Pure Pixie Natural
    Grace Winter Blossom Seasonal Christmas Natural

  65. BIG congrats to you! That is certainly a huge success.
    This is a very generous giveaway and I have been drooling over Late Bloomers due out in a couple of months. But for this quilt, I think I would like to try Moda solids Earth, Wheat, Cream and Coral. I think this heat wave we're going through over here has me already wishing for autumn and the warm colors are dominating my preferences.
    Thanks a bunch and, again, congratulations!

  66. I just really wanted to say CoNgRaTs!
    Hope your book goes great!

  67. Remembrance
    Teal Buds
    Teal Stars
    Bella Solids

  68. The four fabrics I would select (may change my mind) are Bella solids butter and Strawberry Fields: yellow floral berry flowers, red floral strawberry blooms, and polka dots light green.
    Thanks for the chance.

  69. Congratulations & thanks for the chance!
    I'd choose;
    Bella Solids Coral, Bubble Gum, Butter & Tan

  70. Oh crikey, last time I popped over to Shawna's website (after your recommendation) "just a look" turned out to be expensive. I'm not sure I dare go again ... what the heck, let's live dangerously. OK, I'm going to stick with the Christmas theme and choose some fabrics from the Flurry range, particularly the glitter red and green for the criss-cross design, plus a couple of the prints for the squares in between.

  71. Congrats!!!
    My selections are :
    Little Apples by Aneela Hoey for Moda In red, white,aqua and grey....

  72. Congratulations!!

    I could picture making a quilt like that in all the colors of the rainbow. I think I would start with a shades of purple quilt followed by a blue one and then a red one..... lol

  73. CONGRATS on your book release~! I love the Wee Folks line! My choices would be Wee Folks Wee Friends yellow, Wee Folks Mushroom Caps white and red, Wee Folks Mushroom Caps blue, and Wee Folks Mushrooms red!

  74. Congratulations on your book! I would use Fig Tree Strawberry Fields range,SF strawb blooms yellow,SF floral red, SF polka dots red, SF floral summer bouquet light green. It would make such a pretty quilt.

  75. First of all, congratulations on your book. How exciting is that? I am currently a fan of 1 Choice 4 Quilting and have been trying to participate in her book club as time permits so thanks to you both!

    Well, not exactly sure wich four but I have been eyeing up the Grace line form 3 Sisters and it's on sale! Thanks!

  76. Congratulations on your new book and I wish you a very good launching. I certainly will do my part. I have chosen these for fabrics for my dream quilt

    1.Grace Bias Stripe Seasonal Christmas Brown by 3 Sisters for Moda
    2.Grace Winter Blossom Seasonal Christmas Brown by 3 Sisters for Moda
    3.Grace Winter Blossom Seasonal Christmas Natural by 3 Sisters for
    4.Grace Berries Ivory by 3 Sisters for Moda

  77. Pure Ampersand Splash by Sweetwater for Moda SKU#5438-14
    Pure Ampersand Natural by Sweetwater for Moda SKU# 5438-11
    Pure Latte Words by Sweetwater for Moda SKU#5430-20
    Pure Pure Simple Cocoa by Sweetwater for Moda SKU#5430-21
    I'd love to see a your quilt in these fabrics because you see, I have a thing about GRACE!
    Your book looks very interesting and I do like this pattern, picking only 4 is a challenge to get right,but its sounds like a great skill builder for quilters, God bless you and thanks for the opportunity to think! Grace: weftandwarp at hotmail dot com

  78. I would chose 4 fabrics from birch bark lodge by holly taylor.

    Red with leaves
    black with leaves
    cream tone on tone and
    tan tone on tone

    Congratulations on the book! I bet it is amazing.

  79. Bella Solids Amelia Lavender by Moda SKU# 9900-164
    Bella Solids Baby Pink by Moda SKU# 9900-30
    Bella Solids Feather by Moda SKU# 9900-127
    Bella Solids Fig Tree Cream by Moda SKU# 9900-67

    I'd love to win!

  80. This is a difficult choice! :) I've been wanting to work in solids lately, so I lookd at the lovely Bella Solids and chose: Olive (or Pine), Grass, Golden Wheat and Butterscotch. I wonder how accurate my monitor is when it comes to seeing the colors correctly?
    Congratulations on the great news about your book. Thanks for having a giveaway with 1Choice For Quilting.

  81. Congrats on your release! I remember thinking of colors for this one before but I'm in a different mood now, so let me think... Blue, Red, Black, and Gray, whoops that's a song. "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows. Oh well the red would be a solid or at least read solid, the grey would be dark almost like granite and a speckled black (so it wont show cat fur!), with the blue being royal marbled. You know that's what's great about your book. Pick the four pick the size and then start sewing!

  82. Pure coco words, ampersand, latte words and bubbles are what I would use. It would be a little busy, but I think it would look great. Congratulations on your book!

  83. Congrats on the book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would choose Strawberry Fields: Floral Pink, Floral Strawberry Blooms Red, Check Picnic Aqua & Floral Summer Picnic Aqua. :)

  84. I would use fabrics from Strawberry Fields, one would be the green polka dot, one of the checks and 2 of the florals. Can decide since there are so many that I love.

  85. From the Strawberry Fields line:
    Strawberry flowers red
    strawberry flowers yellow
    dots in natural
    dots in red were my favorite combination, but I really liked the idea of using the apricot solid with a brown also.

  86. I would use Moda Bella Solids Amelia Lavender, Amelia Purple,Cream and Ivory. Thanks for the opportunity to increase my stash.

  87. Congratulations on your new book! That is fabulous!
    I have never tried to make a quilt like shown on the cover but I would try it with Amelia fabrics...new line by Me and My Sisters! Thanks for the chance!

  88. Congrats on the book!
    I would pick
    Bella Megenta
    Bella Amilia Pink
    Bella Solids Gray
    Bella Solids Black

  89. I'd love to use these Strawberry Fields prints:
    Floral Strawberry Blooms Red
    Floral Summer Bouquet Tan
    Polka Dots Natural
    Polka Dots Light Green

    Thanks for the chance!

  90. Oh Sue, that's so coool! Congrats on your book! I'm so happy for you!
    Oh my, to pick four fabrics is not easy... I have never made a quilt using solids only, which would have been great. It's difficult to pick fabric (colors) from the computer only, but let me see....

    Bella Solids Fig tree Cream
    Bella Solids Fig tree Olive
    Bella Solids Golden Wheat
    Bella Solids Rust

    Sue, thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  91. Congrats on the book release. Thanks for a chance to win. My pick would be Dogwood Trail with solid shades of either green, blue or pink. Have to have Dogwood in front of me to see what goes better. Very hard choice.
    Cindy W.

  92. I am posting on behalf of Lis who cos Blogger won't let her leave a comment. She would use green fabrics to make another version of this quilt.

  93. I would choose the Baiks Dark Bundle (okay, that's 5 fabrics), but I LOVE batiks. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new book. As a new quilter, I still have difficulty choosing fabrics to use. Your book would be a great resource to me :)

  94. I would use Kona solids in wheat, teal, red and neutral. Congrats on the new book, I will be looking for it. debilohr@sbcglobal.net

  95. Well I would use Bella solids--likely a Feather and Tan for the backgrounds, but then I'd have to not follow rules and use a mix of other solids (more than 4 fabrics--sorry) Amelia green, orange, purple, blue, and maybe some of the 30's solids too--depending on how large it would grow)

  96. I would use a combination of the Dogwood Trail Line by Sentimental Studios for Moda. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  97. Firstly, Congratulations on the publishing of your book. To make the cover quilt, as it's English summer time I'd probably use a combination of the fabrics from the Strawberry fields range. Thanks for the chance to win.

  98. Thank you for the giveaway chance :-)
    I would pick the Fig Tree Strawberry Fields line...Berry Flowers yellow, Floral red, Light green polka dots, and Floral summer bouquet light green. Gorgeous!

  99. I would use Bella Solids...grass,lavender,cream and golden wheat. Thanks for a chance to win!

  100. City Weekend Bistro Red by Oliver + S for Moda SKU# 11162-51
    City Weekend Yellow Gold by Oliver + S for Moda SKU# 11163-12
    City Weekend Yellow Gold by Oliver + S for Moda SKU# 11166-16
    City Weekend Market Green by Oliver + S for Moda SKU# 11167-38

    do you think those would work? i like the orange, blue and white mix...

  101. I'd use the fabrics from Wee Folks by MODA, thank you so much for the chance!!!

  102. i would use three Strawberry Fields prints. Summer floral green, summer floral red, summer floral yellow plus the Bella Solid Fig Tree cream.

  103. Congrats on your published book! How exciting! Had fun looking over the fabrics...I would choose Luna Notte Marsala Marble Rose, Luna Notte Marsala Aqua, Lollipop Monkeys Banana and Lollipop Lollipops Banana. (That should be interesting....) Sally at j s p w a r r e n at a o l d o t c o m


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