Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Go, Baby, Go and a Giveaway!

Guess what was waiting for me on my porch today?


We really need to paint our porch...yikes!
 That's right!  While I was on vacation I got an email from the incredible Kate Spain accouncing that I had won the giveaway on her blog!  How exciting?!?  I never win anything!

I hope my husband will be understanding about our dirty house and take-out meals this week!  I can't wait to start playing with it!

I hope I can figure it out!

I am a big believer in paying it forward/karma, so in celebration of my good fortune I am hosting my first ever giveaway!

The funny thing is while I was shopping last week, I bought some of Kate's new line Terrain, and then I went back to the cottage and she had sent the email.  I feel like it was meant to be!

Anyway, if you are interested in winning 2 charm packs of Terrain, please leave a comment below.  No jumping through hoops, just leave a comment.  You could tell me about what you are doing to wrap up the summer or what fabric lines you are most looking forward to this fall.  International visitors are welcome to enter the giveaway.  I will close the giveaway at midnight next Tuesday, August 30th, and I will randomly pick the winner next Wednesday morning.



Thank you to Accuquilt and Kate Spain!

Now if you will excuse me, I'm going to go play with my new baby!

**Giveaway now closed**

136 comments:

Kristin said...

What a wonderful first giveaway. Thanks for the chance. I hope to get more artsy work done this fall. More time sewing and a zentangle here and there.

krisgray said...

Awesome giveaway and Congrats on the GO! I'm wrapping up a consulting job this week and look forward to seeing next week. Can't wait to some Etchings, esp the maps, blueprints, and handwriting prints - perfect for an archivist.

Wandering Minstrel said...

Congrats on the GO! and wow, what a fun giveaway!

I am pretty excited about Terrain, but I'm not sure what else is coming out--I've been avoiding even looking, because I have so many projects in my 'to be done' pile! :)

Kelly said...

How great another GoBaby winner and what a great giveaway! Thanks so much for spreading the love! Have fun with your new toy!

Nicky said...

Lucky winner - have fun with it. I got a chance to crank that handle at a demo at a quilt show! Easy peasy! Keep the karma flowing and thanks for looking in on my blog and commenting thought I'd reciprocate!

sweetteagrits said...

You are a lucky duck! I've been trying to win one of those for ages. Maybe my luck will change on your giveaway. I love the fabric you are giving away!

H2Ogirl said...

What an awesome winning and also to give something away. I've been crushing over Terrain. My recient buys have been heirloom that i'm going to try to get into a quilt by the end of the year :)

The Polka Dot Apron said...

I LOVE her new line! I don't even have to know that it is Kate Spain to recognize her style. Thanks for this fun giveaway! I am also looking forward to Heirloom, but I think my first purchase will be "Children at Play" by Sarah Jane or "Ruby" by Bonnie and Camille. Sheesh, I don't know where to start! Thanks again!

Sonja said...

Congrats on the GO!
I´m looking forward to sew something for Halloween!
Greetings from Germany,
Sonja

Willa said...

Have fun with the GO!

Would love to add these to my stash. I am currently still working on Fandango and making tech cozies.

kate spain said...

Yay, Melanie! I love your pay it forward attitude (and share in that belief wholeheartedly). Thank you for your kindness and extreme generosity! Have fun with your new baby :) xo

Laura said...

Have fun with the go baby! Thanks for the opportunity for the terrain charm packs!

Meredith said...

How nice of you! I love the terrain!

Rae said...

Congratulations! I never win anything either, it feels like. Good luck with your first giveaway… I found mine rather nerve-wracking at first, but now I am excited to try another.

Thanks you for providing this opportunity! I have been mostly trying to ignore new fabric lines for the fall, because I need to make things out of some of what I already have!

foodmathquilts said...

How fun! I'm sure you'll enjoy your new "toy"

Thanks,
Sarah

Becky said...

Congratulations on winning your Go! Baby from Kate Spain. I love reading her blog and her fabrics. I've seen the charm packs of Terrain, but would love to see the bolts of fabric! Take care!

paulette said...

Hey at least this Baby won't be getting up at all hours nor will it need to be changed!! Have fun! My next project is going to be out of fun fabric...like Terrain...and I'm thinking baskets...
Have a great day!
Paulette

bmayer said...

congratulations on the win. so glad it went to a nice person! Love all of Kate Spain's work, and would LOVE to win this giveaway.

Kim Q said...

Congratulations on your win! What a really nice thing to come home to. ;-)

CuriousJess said...

congrats. Thank you for a chance at a giveway. Good luck everyone!

Julie said...

My summer is wrapped up and the kids are back in school! Let's see, new collections...can I just say all of them? Congrats on your new toy and thanks for the opportunity to win some of Kate's fabulous new collection. I've committed myself to only purchasing what I need to finish off some WIPs until I get them done so I haven't had a chance to get my hands on it yet.

robin said...

Just need to do a little school shopping before the kids go back to school after labor day. :) Thanks for a nice giveaway - I love Terrain!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Congratulations on your fabulous win and thanks so much for the chance to win two charm packs of Kate's new fabric! I'm just getting started on a Christmas gift quilt using Sandy Gervais' Tranquility fabric so it will be very warm and cozy. But I love the fresh bright colors of Kate's fabric lines too!

All our back to school prep is done and we are just waiting for next Tuesday. I'm always sad to bring the kids to school that first day, but they love being with their friends and the teachers are all so wonderful. I get over it quickly when I go back home and start sewing! 3:00 seems to come so quickly when I have a good project going!

Have fun with your new toy!

MGM

Sequana said...

Thx for the great giveaway. What I've been doing to wrap up summer is embroidery. It's just too hot to quilt, ya know?

But soon......very soon.....I'll be back at the machine with a quilt sandwich on my lap.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Congratulations on your most fabulous win!! Thanks for the chance to win some Terrain!

Lindsi said...

you are a lucky girl! I have been waiting with anticipation to get my hands on some Terrain! I would be over the moon if I won!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on that win!! How fun and exciting! I am really looking forward to Butterscotch & Roses as well as Etchings to come out this fall.
Thanks for the HOOPless giveaway!
cjnid AT imaxmail DOT net

Dawn said...

How awesome that you won a Go! Baby!!! Have fun playing! Thanks for the chance to win some of Kate's gorgeous fabric! :)

Vera said...

Congratulations on winning! My sewing friend has one and she let me give it a whirl...maybe I can persuade the hubby for Christmas. :-)

audrey said...

SO lucky!!!! I've entered just about every GO! giveaway and haven't won yet. Have fun with your new toy!

sandra said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN AND HAVE FUN WITH IT AND LET US ALL KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF IT AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY.

diane said...

I am looking forward to Malka Dubrawsky's Stitch in Color. I can't wait for it to come out!

Janine said...

Thanks for a chance to win, congratulations on your win! I can't wait to hear what you think of the accuquilt.

Anonymous said...

Glad the GO! found a good home! Yay!
Amy, Littleton, CO

Just Living Our Lives said...

Have fun with your GO! I am going to try to finsih quilting the four tops I've made in the past couple months before starting on some fall projects. Fun giveaway!

Carol said...

Your going to have so much fun with the GO Baby, I'm happy for you. I'm going to wrap up the summer by making a beach tote from the fabric Going Coastal.

Debbie B Sam said...

Enjoy your new Baby :) I love terrain as I have no purple in my stash. Winning on that day would be the best as I'll be in the hospital having surgery to remove cancerous lymph nodes after having thyroid cancer 4 years ago. Thanks for the chance!

Kathryn said...

This weekend I'm helping a friend move her son to college. I hope he has some strong friends to actually move the things from car to apartment! Congratulations on winning the Go Baby. I keep trying, but haven't won yet.
Kathie L in Allentown

QuiltKorner said...

Congratulations on the Go. I hope you are having fun with it. I'd love a chance to win some Terrain. I'm making baby quilts right now.

MoeWest said...

Congratulations on your win! Thanks for the chance to win some Terrain. In September, we will be going on a trip to see the grandkids to wrap up the summer. I hate to see it end, but I enjoy fall weather too.

Miranda said...

I just finished my degree (and was hired temporarily by my college)! I try not to pay too much attention to what is coming out, because my trips to the quilt shops are my fun outings and I love to be surprised.
So this fall I'll be getting in the swing of working for a living once again, and finding my times to quilt an bead!

Deb said...

Kate Spain is my absolute favorite designer. I have all her lines but not Terrain yet...so I would LOVE to win it! Thanks for the chance.

Patty D from NC said...

Congrats on winning the go! Thanks for a chance to win some terrain.

Laurie said...

winding up the summer trying to get me sewing "studio" cleaned up and put together. thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

Tammy said...

Thanks so much for the give-away! Terrain is gorgeous!

Suburban Stitcher said...

We finished summer this week, and the kids are off to school. I'm glad for the extra time to sew again!

Think Outside the Box said...

I'm going stir crazy right now as I had to put my sewing machine in for her yearly service and I'm really missing my sewing time! I have 3 quilts basted and waiting to be quilted so I can't wait to get started on those. Terrain is so gorgeous- I could sit and stare at those colour combinations all day and not get tired of them.

steph said...

What a great way to pay it forward! I love the Terrain collection and really can't wait to work with the rich jewel tone colours. Thanks for the opportunity!

Hannah said...

I'm looking forward to finishing up the summer garden and getting out some unfinished sewing projects this fall!

Love the colors and pattern of Terrain.

Tamie said...

I'm actually waiting for Terrain to hit the shelves! No kidding. And I'm feeling love for Taza too. Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway.

Janet said...

I am anxiously awaiting the Terrain yardage. I absolutely want to get some, but I'd be thrilled to win the charm packs. Thanks for a chance. And congrats on your big win.

SuzyMcQ said...

Aren't you a sweetheart for paying your good luck forward! Enjoy your new "toy" it sounds as though it was won by a very special person!

Sarah Craig said...

You'll love your Go! Baby - I have a Go! Cutter and it makes my life so much easier! It's very easy to use, too - just jump right in!

I'm definitely looking forward to Terrain - such an awesome line!!!

Miranda said...

oh boy! i have been holding my breath for months! i can't wait for terrain to come out for real!

Crafty Mama said...

How sweet of you to pay it forward like that! ☺
Congratulations on your new "baby"!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the new fun! My summer is officially over, I start teaching an intensive intro to college weekend tomorrow... if I survive the crazy weekend it would be fun to play with this cool fabric! I love Kate Spain fabric!
steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anne said...

Thank you for the sweet giveaway! And congratulations on your lovely accuquilt win!! I have adored the terrain line ever since I first saw previews of it and I've been anxiously awaiting its arrival in our local stores. I'd LOVE to get my hands on it a bit early!

Thanks again for such a generous giveaway. :)

Melissa said...

Oh what fun it is to win something...and something as wonderful as a Go Baby!

I'm wrapping up the summer by starting a little napping quilt to for my daughter to take to kindergarten. Finally a decision about what to do with my Sherbet Pips :)

Sharon said...

Congrats on being a winner and now I hope I am one too! Wrapping up the summer by putting binding on four quilts my sister long-armed for me. Two down, two to go.

Ladybug said...

Terrain happens to be the fall line I'm most looking forward to. I already have three patterns I think it would look great it now I have to hurry up and wait for it to arrive.

Bree said...

Congrats on the GO! Terrain happens to be my fall crush :) What a sweet giveaway!

Brita said...

Terrain is so pretty, I'd love to have me some :-) And I can almost see Fall in the air, the trees are beginning to change! I'm soooo ready.

jennifer gail said...

Yay for you! I'm not a Summer person and I'm so looking forward to Fall. Thanks for the chance and I'm now a follower:)

Tonia said...

Wrapping up summer by making a fall bag for myself :-)

Peggy said...

I would definitely love to win Terrain charm packs. Thank you for the opportunity. Have a blast with your Go Baby!

Jackie said...

Congrats on the Go! Have fun!

Rachel said...

Oh have fun!!!

To finish out the summer, I am helping my daughter get ready to go to university this fall and (if I have time) making her a dress.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's like this every summer - I try to get every last possible swim in before the water in the lake gets too cold. Yesterday was still great swimming!

Tina said...

Oooohhhhhh! That is just so wonderful that you won the Accuquilt!! That and Terrain fabric to cut into - doesn't get any better than that!

Gretchen said...

I hope you enjoy your Go! Baby as much as I enjoy my Go! I need to straighten up my basement family room which will be turning into a quilt studio after my youngest daughter moves to her first ever own apartment on Saturday. Empty nest, here we come!

tusen said...

Congratulations on winning the Go!Baby and thank you so much for your giveaway.
I'm hoping for a weekend of sewing so that I may finish a quilt for my sister-in-law and then a bit of time for painting so that I can paint the picture I promised to my other sister-in-law.

hueisei said...

Congrats on the winning! It's a great tool, you will sure love it!!

Sunnybec said...

What a fabulous box to find on your doorstep!! I love everything Kate Spain so would love to win the charm packs, thanks for the chance. Linda

Sandy said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! I have soooo been looking forward to Terrain! I love everything Kate Spain has done, but Terrain is my absolute favorite so far! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=) Now, go play! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

gill said...

Congratulations on your Go! win (I entered that one too!!)
I'm looking forward to Terrain and Little Apples but I expect it'll be ages before they reach the UK!!

SewSuzie said...

Congratulations on your surprise.Yes some things are meant to be - good begets good.

Hildy said...

Congratulations on your winning and thanks for the giveaway! Actually this fall will come a few fabrics line I can't wait to get my hands on: terrain, ruby (I ordered a charm pack already), butterscotch & roses, putting the ritz, little apples ... just named a few. So you would help me to short my list down;-)
Greetings from germany
Hildy

Carrie P. said...

Congrats on winning the Go. I have the big one and it fun to use.

CrimsonBruin said...

Congrats on that GO Baby and thanks for the giveaway! I am wrapping up the summer by finishing my final project for my fashion illustration class and prepping for The Creative Connection. So nice of you to share in your good fortune!!

Vio said...

Congrats on your new baby! ;o) I love, love, love Terrain! All my other projects are for other loved ones, but I think Terrain is a "ME!" fabric. All I'm doing to wrap up the summer is get my oldest ready for her first day of Kindergarten. So exciting! Thanks for the chance!

quilter000 said...

Congrats Melanie on that win. I just said I will have to buy mine so I did and now what fun to have a chance to win some charms of Kate's.
I will be looking forward to using it at my retreat in September. Patty

Kristen516 said...

Hi First time on your blog....congrats on winning!

I'm looking forward to my sewing area being done, finishing my king sized quilt and making a new quilt with anything Kate Spain!

b78ayers said...

I'd like to come home to a GO Baby on my doorstep - how amazing that must have been - congratulations! I've just finished 2 quilts which are Christmas gifts, have some placemats waiting, and then I'd love to have Terrain charms to make the design sheet quilt (by Kate Spain)! Thanks for the chance.

Susan C. said...

Congrats on winning! And how nice to pay it forward - thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous fabric!

spcase at gmail dot com

tavia marie ;) said...

What great fortune!! And what great generosity to share some Terrain love!!! THX! Enjoy your new toy!! :)

Angie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to see how you like the Go!Baby!!! I'm just getting the kiddos ready for school and trying to finish the "summer" quilts....always a season behind I'm afraid!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on the Go! I'll be sure to tweet about the giveaway! Terrain is gorgeous!!

Debbie said...

Terrain is definitely THE fabric I am looking forward to getting!! Congrats on your win - and how kind to pay it forward!

Nancy D. said...

Way to go on receiving the Go!Baby! I'm going to have to put it on my Christmas wish list because I'll never win one. lol
Love love love Terrain. One line I'm looking forward to is Amanda Murphy's Veranda.

Molly said...

Congrats on winning the Go Baby! Hope you have a lot of fun trying it out and making some quilts with it!

Marieke said...

Congrats on winning the Go Baby! It'll be cool to see what you make with it!

Ruth said...

Congrats on your prize - waiting to see some creations!! I love Terrain and have been trying to pick my favorites and can't narrow it down!!
Thanks for sharing

Doreen said...

Congratulations on winning the Go Baby!

I would love to win the charm packs... they would be absolutely perfect for the baby quilt I would like to make!

I am wrapping up summer by making a baby quilt for a young woman I am mentoring, and looking forward to a visit from my daughter and 1 year old grand-daughter!

Liz Mouse said...

I'm wrapping up my summer by starting to sew clothing for myself. My 2 and 4 yr old girls shouldn't be the only ones wearing something special this fall!

Diana B. said...

Congratulations! Love the charm packs. I'm always looking to see what's new.

Christine said...

OOOOH! I love Terrain!

Molly said...

I love Kate Spain and all of her fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie B. said...

Congrats on the baby! Terrain is definitely the line I'm most excited about, so I'd love to win this giveaway!!

james and bess said...

congratulations!! i think 'terrain' is fabulous and i can't wait for 'ruby!'

great giveaway!

bess :)

Caro said...

Congratulations on winning the GO! Terrain is a "happy" looking collection and thanks for a chance to win.

Sarah said...

Lately I've been working on hand quilting a double wedding ring quilt...still have quite a ways to go on it.

Love that fabric!

Diane H said...

I'm busy making myself (for a change) a tablerunner for fall out of Mix & Mingle by Sandy Gervais. Thanks for a chance.

Julie said...

Congrats on winning! I never win anything either, but I'll keep trying. Hoping to get the two grandbaby blankets finished before they're born. Love Kate's fabric, thanks for the chance to win!

Tiffany.TF said...

it is a wonderful way to spread peace around the world one person at a time and it can be done. i love the bright colors of Terrain

WandaFish said...

Congrats on winning the Go! Baby and thanks for sharing your good fortune :)
I loved Central Park and am currently making a quilt from it. I think I love Terrain even more! I'm also excited to see Lotta Jansdotter's Echo fabric line.

Ann said...

Congrats on winning. You'll love it. I'd love to take the charm squares off your hands. ;) I think Terrain will be one of my all time favorite lines.

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR WINNINGS!
THESE SWEET LITTLE CHARM PACKS ARE A NEAT GIVEAWAY,I'D LOVE TO WIN!
KINDA LOOKING FORWARD TO "ETCHINGS"!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
HAPPY QUILTING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Lisa Marie said...

Actually I've been looking forward to Terrain like I've never looked forward to any fabric before. It is so gorgeous! I'm also excited about a line called Emma and one called Florabella. Have fun with your "new baby"!

Marika said...

You are so lucky you won an AcuQuilt !
I'm looking forward to Terrain too !
That is such a nice first giveaway!

Thank you !

Heather said...

Congrats! And thanks for the lovely giveaway!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

Congratulations on winning! I'm sure your husband will understand. It's how he would feel about new tools. :)

I would love to win these charm packs- I am a new seamstress, and am finding that fabric *makes* a project! It's what I fall in love with first, and the pieces fall into place so quickly after that.

Thank you for sharing the joy!

Bolo heads said...

Congratulations on winning, it must have been so exciting to see that waiting on your porch. I hope I get to see two charm packs sitting on mine.

charlotte said...

What a lovely idea to pay it forward. I am looking forward to the Terrain yardage. I will have to choose carefully on my limited budget, but I would really love to have some. Enjoy your new baby and make lots of pretty things with it.

Melanie said...

Congrats on winning! When she announced Melanie won I thought it was me! But then read the comment and knew it wasn't ;(. Having fun figuring out your new toy!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on your new Baby! Thanks for paying it forward. This is such a great fabric collection.

xsgail said...

Congratulations! I love that fabric and would love to win. I am making pillows to back my cross stitch.

Peach Rainbow said...

Congratulations on your GO! Baby ;D And thank you for the yummy giveaway!
I love Terrain :D

Marie said...

I'm looking forward to Fall and more sewing. Isn't it exciting when they draw your name and you find out you're the winner. Congratulations on winning and have fun with your new toy! Oh and thanks for the giveaway!!

A.J. Dub. said...

How fun for you! Can't wait to see more from it.
Terrain is such a pretty line. Here's to hoping! :)

jlk said...

I love this line and can't wait for to get some! Congrats on winning the gobaby. It looks like a fun toy :)

Syd said...

What a unique way to have a new "baby"!! I love love love fabric!! Thanks for this pretty giveaway.

Andra said...

Congrats on the GO! Baby!! This is really nice of you. We are wrapping up the summer with camping and I am super excited about Terrain and Curio coming out.

Abbybeth said...

congratulations on the go!

and I am in love with Terrain, but currently have no fabric budget, so I would LOVE to give it a good home. I'll love it and put it in a project and give it a life full of happines, I promise!

Mrs. Monkeyboy said...

Yay you!

Actually, I have been waiting on Terrain to hit the stores.

:o)

Alyce said...

Ooh, so jealous! Enjoy!!
I'm eagerly awaiting Terrain too!!

(for some reason I can't comment from my Blogger acct :( So my email just in case I win is blossomheartblog AT gmail DOT com

SarahZ said...

Count me in on CONGRATULATIONS on the super win! I am so happy to participate in your first giveaway! And Kate Spain's Terrain to boot! Thank you! Thank you:)

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on your win of the GO! I entered Kate's drawing too. So, will enter your first giveaway to celebrate for you and as a chance for a consolation prize of some wonderful Terrain. Thanks you!
I just finished a small quilt so I picked up my hexies again for some stitching -- as I consider what will be my next project.

erin said...

Thanks for the chance! I love the terrain fabrics- nice choice. Have fun with the new baby!

deserae said...

I am most looking forward to terrain! :)

Barb in Mi said...

Just saw your stash report and followed your link to the zig-zag quilt tutorial from Amanda Jean. Perfect for a donation quilt and using fabrics from stash... Terrain has me under a spell, though I haven't bought any yet. Thanks for a chance!

daisy said...

yep - it was meant to be - lucky you - I'd love to win the terrain charm packs - yum - thanks for the generous giveaway

Mary Jo said...

Sounds so fun, "playing with my baby", even more fun thatn playing with fabric. I love Kate Spains fabric. Thanks mjlarson@wisper-wireless.com

ikceb said...

congrats on the accuquilt Go! What fun!

Laura said...

how fun! that does sound like karma, to me. Count me in for Terrain!! Hope you are enjoying your first week w/your newest toy!! =)

Melanie said...

Love your name (mine too) and the name of your blog (I have 2 little boys and a girl)...it's so true that we have only about 15 min at a time!!! It's a good life though :). I'd love to use Terrain for some cute pillows!
(maeflower2 at gmail dotcom)

Melanie said...

OOPS! Sorry Melanie, I missed the dates of the giveaway and the winner announcement you already made! I'm new at this...