Monday, September 5, 2011

Celebrate Color {September Prizes}

Have you made concrete plans for any fall-inspired creations?  I have, I have!  Today I'm spending the holiday getting to the fun part of a project I'll be sharing this week.  Yippee!  If you're creative juices aren't flowing already, maybe a glance at some prizes will do the trick.  So, without further ado...

Each month at Celebrate Color we'll have 2 winners in each of the 4 categories:  Fabric {Home Decor}, Fabric {Wearables}, Yarn and Needlepoint.  That's a total of 8 winners each month.  Hold onto your hats people!

Fabric {Home Decor}

1st place:  Kona Hot Spice Bundle.  That's 21 solid fat quarters ranging from rose to coral for 5.25 yards total of fall's most flashy shade.  See all the lovely colors in the bundle here.  Donated by the generous folks at Robert Kaufman, who are giving a Kona bundle for every month of Celebrate Color!

Kona Hot Spice bundle

Plus, the first place winner also receives a fat quarter bundle of Heirloom by Joel Dewberry - the whole collection!  39 fat quarters in all for 9 3/4 yards of fabric.  WOW!  When I think of fall, Heirloom immediately comes to mind with all those saturated reds and plums.  Sew Love Fabrics is gifting this rather drool-worthy prize.  Don't I wish I was in the running!

Heirloom whole collection

2nd place:  The Ruby fat quarter bundle from Heirloom by Joel Dewberry.  13 fat quarters in all for 3 1/4 yards of fabric.  This happens to be my favorite colorway!  Also donated by Ruth of Sew Love Fabrics.  Thanks, Ruth!

Heirloom ruby palette

Fabric {Wearables}

1st place:  4 yards of your choice in Amy Butlers new Soul Blossom releases.  Winner can choose from Amy Butler's Soul Blossom Voile, Organic Cotton, Rayon or Corduroy fabrics, arriving this September at Whipstitch (or $60 Whipstitch store credit).  Miss Butler's inspiration photos are just incredible!  When I asked Deborah what an apparel sewist like herself would really love to win, these gorgeous new fabrics were an inspired answer.

Amy Butler's Fashion Fabrics

Plus, the first place winner also takes home 4 sewing patterns from Joel Dewberry's new pattern line Eclectic Modern.  Choose your favorite 4!  Naturally, Joel's patterns are perfectly suited to his fabrics and I really do like them all.  I am especially fond of that hobo bag though - so delicious in the citrine colorway!

2nd place:  2 yards of your choice in Amy Butlers new Soul Blossom releases.  Winner can choose from Amy Butler's Soul Blossom Voile, Organic Cotton, Rayon or Corduroy fabrics, arriving this September at Whipstitch (or $30 Whipstitch store credit).  2 yards would be just right for a funky corduroy messenger bag or maybe a skirt made with...

Your choice of 2 sewing patterns from Joel Dewberry's new pattern line Eclectic Modern.  Thanks to the Dewberry's for gifting the pattern prizes for first and second place!


1st place: 3 skeins of fingering silky merino by Sundara Yarn!  These gloriously soft, hand dyed yarns are 50% silk and 50% merino wool.  Your choice of three luxurious skeins - quite a valuable prize.  Sundara's radiant colorways have lovely depth.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Sundara yarn

And would you like some inspiration with that?  Hop on over to Jane Richmond's shop to browse her lovely patterns.  Our first place winner will choose 3 e-patterns too from Jane's complete collection!

Jane Richmond patterns

2nd place:  Choose 1 e-pattern by Jane Richmond, and...  you'll receive 2 skeins by Sweet Fiber.  Sweet Fiber Yarns is a Canadian indie company specializing in luxury hand dyed yarns.  Choose your favorite 2 skeins of Sweet Fiber's Cashmerino Sport in the new Jewel Tone colourways shown here.  So pretty!

Sweet Fiber's Jewel Tones

A special thanks goes out to Shannon of LuvintheMommyhood for sourcing our Yarn prizes for September, October and November!


1st place:  Have you seen the adorable Penguin & Fish Alphabet Animals?  I fell in love at first sight awhile back, and am looking forward to making a baby or toddler gift from their sweet, yet modern embroidery patterns.  Our first place winner gets the complete 26 piece set by Penguins & Fish!  I love these patterns used without the letters too, just to showcase the cute, cute animals.  See some project examples here.

2nd place:  And second place wins your choice of 5 Penguin & Fish Alphabet Animals, plus your favorite hoop wall art kit, which includes everything you need to complete the project.  Actually, one of these hoops would make a great gift for my Aria's upcoming birthday!

Penguin & Fish wall art

There, now are you excited?  I am!  I know you guys are going to make some incredible stuff this season!  Remember these are our September prizes only.  October's will be different!  If you want a chance at these goodies, you'd better get cracking!

If you missed it, see the main Celebrate Color page to get the scoop on all the fun!

Every single one of these prizes is being freely given to the fiber arts community by individuals who have chosen to support our event.  I am so appreciative of each of these companies for their support of Celebrate Color!


  1. Great minds must think a like as I have some heirloom to use for a birthday gift this month! I thought Autumn as soon as I saw it!

  2. Oh my goodness, those are some fabulous prizes!!

  3. Those are amazing! This is so much fun! I was up late last night cutting for my first September entry! Trying something new and I'm a little nervous and a lot excited!

  4. Jen, You can find all the details in this post:

  5. you got me even more excited rachel! i had to post about it today. hahaha.

    have a great day!

  6. Wonderful prizes!!! and great colour!

  7. Oh so tantalising! Best get cracking...

  8. Wow, so much of what I love! Great prizes Rachel!!!

  9. My, oh my - what a fantastic giveaway, better than Christmas! What wonderful sponsors ,,

  10. All I can say is WOW. What a great prize package.

  11. Oh my goodness - those are some fabulous prizes! You've given me the kick I need to chug along in hopes of finishing this month!

  12. Wow. Just generous of everyone. Talk about motivation to get a move on :)!

  13. Holy cow! These are some brilliant prizes. Hmm. I wonder if I can swing an entry in every category... ;)

  14. I came over from Jackie Kunkel's blog. Oh my gravy, I adore your corner of the interwebs.

    Color, color, color!



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